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6&5$WRSUHVHQW|$Q$IWHUQRRQZLWK 0DUN7ZDLQ} ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Author and former WCCO-TV news anchor Don Shelby will be performing as Mark Twain in his one-man show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Afternoon with Mark Twain,â&#x20AC;? at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Shelby is an active outdoorsman and is passionate about protecting the St. Croix. In his play, Shelby will recount the life and times of Mark Twain on the river. When Shelby takes the stage, after a two-hour makeup transformation, he brings alive the life of Samuel Clemens, through a collection of actual Twain quotes and stories. The words spoken on stage are Twainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; humorous, dramatic, insightful 'RQ6KHOE\DV0DUN7ZDLQ and richly evocative of a past era of our history. Shelby has 6SHFLDOSKRWR performed this show for 25 years and each time his hope is that for the two hours, the audience will not see the news anchor, but rather be â&#x20AC;&#x153;transported back in time.â&#x20AC;? For more information: Contact 715.483.3300 or visit stcroixriverassociation.org. - from SCRA

.LOJRXUWRSHUIRUPDW+D\ZDUG HAYWARD - Award-winning singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour performs in concert Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at The Park Center in downtown Hayward. Based out of Duluth, Kilgour has built a devoted following over the last nine years, captivating audiences with a balance of provocative, topical lyrics, passionate musical delivery and a charmingly witty stage presence. She has performed across the country in coffeehouses, concert series and radio studios as well as protests and picket lines. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shared the stage with such folk luminaries as Greg Brown and Holly Near and earned a local 5DFKDHO .LOJRXU  6SHFLDO reputation as â&#x20AC;&#x153;everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite, spirited folkster.â&#x20AC;? In SKRWR .LOJRXUWRRNĂ&#x20AC;IWKSODFHLQ the Telluride Troubadour Competition and was named the winner of the LEAF Newsong Contest in North Carolina Kilgour plans to release a fulllength studio album in the spring of 2016. The album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I Am Going To Fall Apart,â&#x20AC;? is being produced by Catie Curtis. Tickets are available online at theparkcenter.com. - from The Park Center

*UDQWVEXUJJUDGD|)DEXORXV)UHVKPDQ} DW;DYLHU8QLYHUVLW\RI/RXLVLDQD NEW ORLEANS, La. - Grantsburg High School graduate Emily Riewestahl, daughter of Jay and Theresa Riewestahl, is featured as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fabulous Freshmanâ&#x20AC;? by Xavier University of Louisiana, on the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The feature story notes that Riewestahl, who was accepted into several Midwestern colleges, sought out XU for its diversity and also fell in love with the good food and the hospital*UDQWVEXUJ +LJK ity of the people in New Orleans 6FKRROVWXGHQW(PLO\ during a high 5LHZHVWDKOKDVEHHQ school choir QDPHG D |)DEXORXV trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to )UHVKPDQ}E\;DYLHU embrace the di- 8QLYHUVLW\ RI /RXLVL versity that New DQD6SHFLDOSKRWR Orleans and Xavier offers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like studying abroad,â&#x20AC;? said Riewestahl, who is indeed more than 1,300 miles away from home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been TXLWHDQH\HRSHQHUIRUPHLW¡VWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHWKDW,KDYHEHHQ consciously aware of my race. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing, I think it gives me an interesting perspective that could turn out to be a competitive advantage for me going forward.â&#x20AC;? A psychology/premed major, Riewestahl comes to Xavier with some excellent academic credentials of her own, including a 3.9 high school grade-point average and a 27 on the ACT that she put together while also excelling in theater, volleyball, track, dance and music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents raised my three brothers and I to pursue our own interests, they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force us down any prechosen paths,â&#x20AC;? said Riewestahl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the reasons I am here at Xavier, and I am very happy I made this choice.â&#x20AC;? You can read the full story by going online to zula.edu. - with information from zula.edu

:HEVLWHDLPVWRKHOSWHDFKDERXWWULEHV STATEWIDE - A new website has been launched to help educators teach their students about Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Native American tribes. In a survey last year, more than twothirds of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers said they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the proper resources to teach their students about Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribes. WisconsinAct31. org has been created to fill that gap. Educating public school students about Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Indian nations is mandatory under 7KH QHZ ZHEVLWH SURYLGHV UHVRXUFHV RQ Act 31, which was passed more :LVFRQVLQV 1DWLYH $PHULFDQ WULEHV IRU ERWK than 20 years ago. HGXFDWRUVDQGVWXGHQWVWRDFFHVV3KRWRE\ University of Wis- (ULN/RUHQ]Vonn consin - Madison American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator Aaron Bird Bear said that despite the law, instruction has been lacking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Act 31 is an unfunded and unenforced expectation,â&#x20AC;? he said. Bird Bear says the website provides free lesson plans to help teachers integrate information on Wisconsin tribes into their curriculum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding the deeper human story of this place advances the learning goals we have for our citizens today,â&#x20AC;? he said. The website is hosted by the UW - Madison School of Education. - Parth Shah | Wisconsin Public Radio

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|6SHFWUXP:HVW}SURJUDPWKLV7KXUVGD\ BARRON/SHELL LAKE - The upcoming concert by the musical group Eira, in Barron, will be discussed on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ideas Network on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Spectrum West will also feature other holiday events, including plays by the Menomonie Theater Guild and Theatre in the Woods in Shell Lake, as well as the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming concert. Eira brings holiday music from around the world in its performances at 2 p.m. this Saturday in Ashland and Sunday at the Barron Area Community Center. Host Al Ross will talk with cellist Ed Willett, RQHRIĂ&#x20AC;YHPHPEHUVRI(LUDZKRZLWKSDUWQHU&KHU\O/HDK performs as Chance and have been regular members of the Blue Canvas Orchestra at Big Top Chautauqua. Ross will also visit with Carolyn Burnett, director of the Theatre in the Woods production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tree Lotâ&#x20AC;? which opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake. - from WPR

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with the defendant, Christensen, or any of WKHĂ&#x20AC;YHIHPDOHYLFWLPVZKRDFFXVHGWKH jailer of sexual assault. Also included in the questionnaire were queries about what crime or medical TV shows the possible jurors might watch or be fans of, as well as whether they believed TV shows like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bonesâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;CSIâ&#x20AC;? are â&#x20AC;&#x153;realistic.â&#x20AC;? Other juror questions asked if they had ever volunteered or taken classes at a number of venues or done certain types of work, including volunteering at the Greg Marsten | Staff writer SHELL LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A surprise guilty plea to jail, or whether they were members of all counts by Darryl Christensen, at a pre- WKH 1DWLRQDO 5LĂ H $VVRFLDWLRQ 0RWKHUV trial hearing on Monday, Nov. 30, means Against Drunk Driving or other organia scheduled two-weeklong jury trial has zations, even whether they were ever on been avoided in the case against the long- a bowling team. 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She was accepted his plea, originally charged and tried several years entered a judgago, but the jury deadlocked. ment of conviction State prosecutors amended the charges and revoked his 'DUU\O&KULVWHQVHQ against Hartje in 2012, and she went back bond immediately, to trial, but was only recently found not meaning Chrisguilty of all charges at a trial last month. tensen, 49, Clear Lake, was taken into jail It was not clear what relationship the custody immediately, and now faces a Feb. 1, 2016, sentencing hearing that will Hartje case had with the Christensen case, but it may have been due to anonymous almost surely include lengthy jail time. online comments about state prosecutors at the Wisconsin DOJ, which prosecuted 9HU\IHZNQHZ Hartje. Christensen was scheduled to go to trial in Polk County Circuit Court for two weeks, starting this coming Monday, Dec. %DFNJURXQG &KDUJHVDJDLQVW&KULVWHQVHQZHUHĂ&#x20AC;UVW 7. However, the scheduled pretrial hear- Ă&#x20AC;OHGRQ$SULODIWHUDVHYHUDOPRQWKV ing was set for Balsam Lake on Monday, long investigation into allegations of 1RYPHDQWWRĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HSDUDPHWHUVRI multiple cases of sexual assault by Christhat planned trial. For reasons stated only WHQVHQ VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\ DJDLQVW Ă&#x20AC;YH IHPDOH as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a courtesyâ&#x20AC;? to the judge, that hear- inmates, all of whom had reportedly ing was suddenly moved to Shell Lake, claimed an assault by the jailer while they to Harringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usual courtroom, away were incarcerated at the Polk County Jail, from the press and others who were not where Christensen had been a corrections made aware of the hearingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sudden RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVLQFH 7KH DOOHJDWLRQV Ă&#x20AC;UVW VXUIDFHG ODVW IDOO move until they arrived at the Balsam and led to an extensive investigation by Lake Courthouse. That pretrial hearing turned into a an outside agency, the Wisconsin DOJ, semiprivate plea hearing between the de- which conducted interviews and backfense, Harrington and special prosecutor ground investigation into the charges, Robert J. Kaiser Jr., an assistant attorney which included allegations of multiple general from the Wisconsin Department incidents of groping, assault and sexual LQWHUFRXUVH ZLWK WKH Ă&#x20AC;YH YLFWLPV RYHU of Justice. 'XH WR SRWHQWLDO FRQĂ LFWV RI LQWHUHVW approximately a three-year period, all the case against Christensen has been taking place in areas of the jail where sehandled by the Washburn County judge, curity cameras do not cover. The criminal complaint detailed the as the investigation and charging were extensive nature of the charges and the handled by the Wisconsin DOJ. Kaiser had recently filed amended assaults, which include allegations of charges against Christensen, who was inappropriate contact and sexual assault RULJLQDOO\ IDFLQJ Ă&#x20AC;YH IHORQ\ FRXQWV RI that go back as far as November 2011 and second-degree sexual assault by cor- occurred as recently as last fall. The DOJ preliminary investigation rerections staff. While the details of those amended charges were not readily avail- VXOWHGLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVFRQIURQWLQJ&KULVWHQVHQ able at press time, Kaiser had amended on the allegations last fall, where he imthe potential sentence for each count up mediately resigned his position. As noted IURP\HDUVDQGLQĂ&#x20AC;QHVWR in a prosecutor motion this fall, Chrisyears and $100,000, meaning he faced the tensenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements were the subject of potential of up to a 200-year sentence and that motion, relating to his lack of coopKDOIDPLOOLRQGROODUVLQĂ&#x20AC;QHVLIFRQYLFWHG eration with prosecutors, noting how he â&#x20AC;&#x153;opened his wallet and gave them (DOJ on the amended charges. With the guilty plea, Harrington or- RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV KLVDWWRUQH\¡VFDUGÂľZKHQFRQdered Christensen to undergo a court- fronted. In total, the DOJ spent over four months ordered presentence investigation for the Feb. 1, 2016, sentencing hearing. LQYHVWLJDWLQJWKHDOOHJDWLRQVSULRUWRĂ&#x20AC;OLQJ Christensenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, Aaron A. 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Teen hunter airlifted after rifle discharges in truck POLK COUNTY - The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a hunting-related accident Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, which wounded a Frederic teen. According to the Polk County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, Michael Coen-Nelson was driving a pickup when a .270-caliber EROWDFWLRQ ULĂ H LQ WKH FDE RI WKH WUXFN discharged, the bullet passing through the 16-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right forearm and exiting through the rear of the truck cab. Coen-Nelson was taken to St. Croix Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for further treatment of his injury. The shooting occurred in the area of 150th Street and 350th Avenue in the Town of West Sweden, shortly before 4 p.m. A passenger in the truck, also 16 \HDUVROGĂ DJJHGGRZQDSDVVLQJPRtorist who helped provide medical aid until EMTs arrived. Coen-Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition was unknown at press time. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deer-gun season in Wisconsin included two shooting fatalities and four other shooting accidents, makLQJLWWKHGHDGOLHVWVHDVRQLQWKHSDVWĂ&#x20AC;YH years. A 39-year-old Fairbanks man was killed when he was shot just below his DUPSLWZKLOHSDVVLQJDORDGHGULĂ HWRD 35-year-old woman in a tree stand. The woman, wearing mittens, grabbed the gun near the trigger and it went off. In Waushara County, a 56-year-old hunter ZDV NLOOHG E\ D VWUD\ EXOOHW Ă&#x20AC;UHG IURP a public hunting area. - Gary King with information from DNR and wausaudailyherald.com

Clayton man dies in single-vehicle accident WASHBURN COUNTY - A 42-yearold Clayton man died Saturday night, Nov. 14, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert, according to the Washburn County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. Ronald Gullickson Jr. was driving a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan east on CTH A when it left the roadway and went into the south ditch at the intersection of CTH N. After striking a culvert it came to rest on the south side of A. The accident was reported at 11:19 p.m. :KHQ Ă&#x20AC;UVW UHVSRQGHUV DUULYHG RQ WKH scene they began resuscitation efforts on Gullickson. At approximately 12:03 p.m. EMTs from an air ambulance summoned to the scene determined Gullickson was deceased. Ambulance staff noted that Gullickson was not belted in at the time of the accident. - with information from Washburn County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department

Police seek driver of vehicle that struck home ST. CROIX FALLS - During the earlymorning hours of Thursday, Nov. 26, a vehicle left the roadway near the intersection of Blanding Woods Road and Louisiana Street, striking a home. Significant damage was caused to the home. The operator of the vehicle drove it away from the crash site. St. Croix Falls Police is asking the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistance locating a late-model Chevrolet Aveo with recent front-end damage. People with any information are asked to call the police department at 715-4839282. - with information from SCF Police Department

Correction A story in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leader incorrectly stated that Stop-a-Sec, Inc., is retaining its store in Woodville. That store was sold to TravelCenters of America. Stop-a-Sec still owns the store in Wascott. We apologize for the error.


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He the sale of three horses and the birth of will also have twice-monthly veterinary half a dozen more since the March trial, visits and twice-annual probation reviews has grown again to nearly 80 head. on his sentencing. GaleWyrick and prosecutor Dan Stefâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I have high expectations for you, Mr. fen both noted that in spite of the March Feist,â&#x20AC;? she said in closing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you love guilty verdict and repeated professional your animals too much and got blinded. recommendations to Feist, his horse herd 7KLV UXOLQJ ZLOOJLYH\RXWKHRSSRUWXQLW\ had not been reduced at all over the sumto redeem yourself.â&#x20AC;? mer, but in fact had become larger, on top of his addition of 30 pigs and another 30 %DFNJURXQG chickens for meat and egg sales. The case against Feist goes back to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone told him to reduce his horse 5DQFKRZQHU0LFKDHO)HLVW ULJKW ORRNVRQDVKLVQHZDWWRUQH\3DXO5RJRVKHVNHPDNHVD fall of 2013, at his Otter Creek ranch, outherd. 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That report mentioned the additional At trial, Feist took to the stand in his own defense, including prior convictions relating to livestock sales, a livestock, and also pointed to many of the same pretrial arguing over the condition of the 15 horses in question, SUHYLRXVGLYRUFHVHWWOHPHQWDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOLVVXHV concerns about equipment breakdowns, herd size and â&#x20AC;&#x153;You speak so passionately about your love of these which were held in a barn along with a dozen or so othFeistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attitude and delays in addressing prior issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of this ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just like we heard during the trial,â&#x20AC;? horses ... but your behavior ... showed otherwise,â&#x20AC;? she ers that were thin or emaciated out of 80-plus horses at VDLGUHIHUHQFLQJWULDOHYLGHQFHRIĂ&#x20AC;OWK\FRQGLWLRQVDQG the ranch. Steffen said. 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Villella found guilty at trial Frederic man has a history of domestic violence Greg Marsten | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It took a Polk County jury less than an hour of deliberation to convict 50-year-old Paul Villella, of Frederic, on two felonies related to domestic abuse, after a trial on Monday, Nov. 23, in Polk County Circuit Court. The jury of 12 convicted Villella on felony counts of strangulation/suffocation and reckless endangerment, which carry potential penalties of over half a dozen years in prison, with a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Feb. 19, by Judge Michael Waterman.

7KHFDVHDJDLQVW9LOOHOOD The jury heard testimony and evidence alleging violent domestic abuse on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 16, at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rural Frederic home, how Paul Villella had struck and kicked his spouse with pointed cowboy boots, so bad that she still suffers internal bleeding, and how he later attempted to strangle her with a throat hold â&#x20AC;&#x153;not meant to leave marksâ&#x20AC;? according to the victim, who WHVWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRQWKHVWDQGDJDLQVW9LOOHOOD â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I was going to die that day,â&#x20AC;? she told the jury, adding how she still had kidney damage from his violent kicks with pointed boots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was choking me with his one hand ... and kicking me with his foot.â&#x20AC;? The victim also gave chilling, almost matter-of-fact testimony about the violence, how her husband had yelled DWKHUWRVKXWXSDQGWKHQKRZKH´ER[HG SXQFKHG Âľ her on the side of the head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was knocked out,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I woke up up with him dragging me out of the house.â&#x20AC;? She also noted how she was eventually able to dial 911 with a free hand as he choked her, but that she was not calling for her own protection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; before it slid under the bed,â&#x20AC;? she said of the cell phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew someone would come, even if I was dead, I knew at least my kids would be protected.â&#x20AC;? $SDVWVHFUHWUHFRUGLQJ The victim also pointed to her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history of violence, supported when the jury heard an audio recording of an encounter between the victim and Villella earlier in the year, reported to police, where his rage is evident; he repeatedly threatened and screamed expletives at her, repeatedly saying she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;lucky to have a roof over her head!â&#x20AC;? She secretly recorded the incident on her cell phone, using a specialized emergency domestic abuse phone application, in part due to Villellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history of violence. The rage the jury heard on the cell recording apparently began when Villella had received a dinner plate with a hairline crack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He kept asking me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you want me to bash your head around? Do you ZDQWPHWRNLOO\RX"¡¾VKHWHVWLĂ&#x20AC;HG On the recording, Villella is clearly heard yelling at her repeatedly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you tempting me to kill you? Are you?â&#x20AC;? $WHHQVYLHZ The jury also heard testimony from a teen in the house at the time, who also called police about the Aug. 16 incident, requesting an ambulance for his mother. He also echoed his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns about physical repercussions from Villella, who had told both of the family members that they needed to leave that day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said I had to get out of the

house, because I was a trespasser,â&#x20AC;? Villellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen son told the jury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He threatened to kill me, and asked me if I wanted a short life ... because I was a trespasser.â&#x20AC;? Trespassing is a common thread and threat from both the victim and the teen, who also noted the â&#x20AC;&#x153;choke holdâ&#x20AC;? Villella had on the victim, and he chillingly pointed out that his father had demon3DXO9LOOHOOD strated it to him before. ´ 9LOOHOOD  XVHG a technique he learned in military school, so he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t OHDYHDQ\PDUNV RQKHUQHFN ÂľKHVWDWHGVHHPLQJO\RXW of habit.

+RZSROLFHUHVSRQGHG Testimony from sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies also noted Villellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior upon their arrival that afternoon, how he had wanted his spouse and child removed for trespassing, as he told the dispatcher that his spouse was â&#x20AC;&#x153;grabbing his propertyâ&#x20AC;? and that he wanted her arrested, as he â&#x20AC;&#x153;had every right to protect his property.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was knocked out ... I woke up up with him dragging me out of the houseâ&#x20AC;? - the victim Court testimony left several things out, including the various 911 calls, which were never played for the jury. An original reference in the probable cause report noted that when a GHSXW\ZHQWXSWKHGULYHZD\WRĂ&#x20AC;QG the victim, Villella confronted him, stating he was trespassing and repeatedly stating that the deputy â&#x20AC;&#x153;would RZHKLP 9LOOHOOD  LQĂ&#x20AC;QHV Âľ DV ZRXOG WKH VKHULII¡V RIĂ&#x20AC;FH GLVWULFW attorney and judges. Villella has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement and the legal system, up to various levels of high FRXUW 6HHVLGHEDU

9LOOHOODVUHDVRQV The defendant seemed to have little defense for his actions in this latest domestic abuse incident, and instead focused his defense on allegations that his son was â&#x20AC;&#x153;coachedâ&#x20AC;? and that the victim had stretched the truth on her physical condition, as well as how she seemed to call 911 quite often for seemingly benign reasons, such as bad comments on social media. He also claimed that the victim had provoked and even struck him just as often, which she denied vehemently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never in my life have I ever hit that man!â&#x20AC;? she responded. The defense also tried to point to VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F LQFLGHQWV ZKHUH WKH YLFWLP 3DXO9LOOHOODDVKHHQWHUHGKLVMXU\WULDO had tried to â&#x20AC;&#x153;lock him outâ&#x20AC;? of email LQ3RON&RXQW\&LUFXLW&RXUWRQ0RQGD\ DQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDODFFRXQWVDVZHOODVUHI1RY3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ erencing previous actions where he

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7KHYHUGLFWLVTXLFN But in the end, the jury supported the evidence against Villella, returning a unanimous guilty verdict on both felony counts, less than an hour after closing arguments. Waterman ordered a presentence investigation and sentencing hearing for Feb. 19. This story appeared on our website on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Villellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history with local authorities POLK COUNTY - There was a reason that the Villella trial was presided over by a visiting judge from St. Croix County, the Honorable Judge Michael WaWHUPDQWKHUHDUHYHU\IHZORFDOOHJDORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVZKR have not been sued or involved in an unusual legal case with Villella. Villella has a lengthy history of run-ins with law enforcement, including a conviction for battery - domestic abuse in 2003, as well as other incidents and violations since, with a 2009 civil case resulting in a MXGJHVWDWLQJWKDWWKH\´Ă&#x20AC;QG V UHDVRQDEOHJURXQGV that domestic violence has occurred.â&#x20AC;? He was also charged and convicted of domestic abuse last year, after an incident in 2013, and was IRUFHGWRSD\DĂ&#x20AC;QH As to the legal cases he referenced when deputies arrived at his latest incident, court records indicate 9LOOHOODĂ&#x20AC;OHGDIHGHUDOFLYLOODZVXLWDJDLQVWDYDULHW\ RIORFDOODZRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVLQWRWDOUDQJLQJIURPWKHGLVtrict attorney to several judges, sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies, the sheriff himself, even the jail administrator who was in charge of him during his being incarcerated. All ZHUHQDPHGDVGHIHQGDQWVLQKLVIHGHUDOVXLWĂ&#x20AC;OHGLQ January 2002. That case was in reference to an incident where he was placed under arrest for battery - domestic abuse, as well as disorderly conduct - domestic abuse. He was eventually found guilty at trial, and was forced to serve jail time. However, Villella claimed that county and state RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVKDGYLRODWHGKLVFLYLOULJKWVE\WUHVSDVVLQJ on his property to arrest him for the battery charge. He claimed to have had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;land patentâ&#x20AC;? right, and WKDWWKHORFDORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVKDGQRDXWKRULW\RYHUKLP+H claimed those property rights overruled any prosecutorial action against him, and claimed that the RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVKDGWUHVSDVVHGRQWKDWODQGRYHUUXOLQJDQ\ subsequent prosecution. That case was thrown out by U.S. Federal Judge %DUEDUD&UDEEZKRFKDVWLVHG9LOOHOOD¡VFLYLOĂ&#x20AC;OLQJVDV â&#x20AC;&#x153;... completely devoid of merit,â&#x20AC;? and that his case was â&#x20AC;&#x153;... so insubstantial and implausible ... (that it was not HYHQ DIHGHUDOFRQWURYHUV\Âľ During one of his multiple proceedings, Villella reportedly told the court he had renounced his citizenship, and had destroyed his Social Security card in protest. His confrontations with law enforcement and the legal system are so locally noteworthy with law enforcement and the courts, those incidents and lawsuits could not be referenced at any time during his latest strangulation trial, out of concern that his radical views against the government and other institutions might taint a jury. Only once during the trial did Villellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history almost come to light, when his victim referenced how 9LOOHOODKDGĂ&#x20AC;OHGDUHVWUDLQLQJRUGHUDJDLQVWKHUDOleging violent threats, but it would not stand up in court, because of his status. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said he was invincible in this county,â&#x20AC;? she told WKHMXU\´ KHVDLG ,GRQ¡WQHHGDGULYHU¡VOLFHQVHRUD Social Security card ...â&#x20AC;? That line of questioning was quickly stopped.

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Becky Strabel | Staff reporter SIREN - The Siren School Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 30, contained many of its usual items and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring about much discussion except for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rooftop. With the roof being off warranty and much of it in need of repair, what to ask for in a bid was the hot topic on the agenda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Short of a miracle, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see us with funds to complete the whole roof,â&#x20AC;? commented board President Peggy Moore, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and before we can talk about a referendum we need to know some numbers.â&#x20AC;? Board members also weighed in. Susie Imme thought it would be a good idea to get bids on the entire roof and as individual parts. Rhonda Highstrom added that having the bid valid for a longer time frame would also be nice. A similar train of thought was expressed by Jim Kopecky when he suggested a price that could carry over to summer when the work would most likely be done. In the end, Mark Pettis moved to have maintenance director Don Fleischhacker request bids for the total roof separated by section and priority. Duane Emery seconded. The motion passed. Administration reports included an update on the 2015 Wisconsin Act 53 Student Achievement Guarantee in Education/Achievement Gap Reduction Law. The law prohibits the Department of PubOLF ,QVWUXFWLRQ IURP UHQHZLQJ Ă&#x20AC;YH\HDU SAGE contracts that expired on June 30, 2015, or any year thereafter. Schools can choose to enter into an AGR strategy program earlier than the expiration of their current SAGE contact; however, Carrie Herman, elementary principal, is still weighing the pros and cons of that option with her staff. District Administrator Dr. Kevin Shetler is in discussion with the St. Croix Tribal Head Start program about partnering with the district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a win-win situation for both parties and can happen as long as the Head Start program has a FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGWHDFKHURQVWDIIZKLFKWKH\FXUrently do,â&#x20AC;? stated Shetler. He told the board that they should have more information by Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meetings. Herman announced that elementary teacher Jill Tinman can be added to the WDOO\ RI WKUHH 1DWLRQDO %RDUG &HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG Teachers that the district has on staff. Herman commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a real coup for a district Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size.â&#x20AC;? Science teachers are also working from the high school level and down on the Next Generation Science Standards. High school Principal Jason Hinze is

$QDVWDVLD7KXOOUHKDQJVKHUVWXGHQWVZRUN IROORZLQJWKHVFKRROERDUGPHHWLQJ7KXOOLVD QHZKLUHDQGZDVWKLVPRQWKVIHDWXUHGWHDFKHU DWWKHVFKRROERDUGPHHWLQJ trying to increase communication with students, parents and community. A bulletin board will be installed in the commons that will be a hub for posted information. The administration would like to utilize the suggestion box that is also in the commons. It should be noted that this box is located in an area that provides anonymity. Hinze is also working on branding the school. He showed those in attendance the new 30-second movie theater ad that will be aired during Timber Theatres previews. High school English teacher Anastasia Thull came before the board to report her classroom activities. She highlighted a ninth-grade poetry assignment. The school also had special guests that presented to the students since the last board meeting. Topics included friendship and bullying as well as social media safety. Both presentations were well received by the students. In other reports, special education director Denise Johnston told the board about her departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students who made a complete Thanksgiving dinner prior to the holiday break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was wonderful and nice to have available for staff on the go,â&#x20AC;? Johnston VWDWHG6KHVDLGĂ&#x20AC;YHVWXGHQWVHQWHUHGDQ art contest last year and while none of the

students won, one of the entries was sold to a company for its 2015 holiday greeting card. 7KH 1DWLYH $PHULFDQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH UHSRUWHG that the count of Native American students remains similar to past years, attendance has been getting better and students are using the tutoring services available to them. Tara Voss, NA home/school coordinator, also shared a picture of a young fourth-grade girl who completed a beading project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a pair of beaded moccasins that were quite advanced but proudly completed in about a month. During public comments, Christine Sundberg, library media specialist, announced that she received a $500 donation toward Christmas gift baskets that will be distributed to students. The donation will be formally approved by the board at the December meeting. Other contributions included a donation to the volleyball team by the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. During open session that reconvened following closed session, the board approved medical leave for Pam Daniels and Kathie Koball, tabled discussion on WKH51UHVLJQDWLRQDQGVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJSURSRVDO and approved the resignation of varsity volleyball coach Caryn Stanford. The board also hired two part-time cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helpers, Faith Billings and Donna Barber. In the special education department Amie Simon resigned, Bonnie Foehser will be a long-term paraprofessional through January, Lynn Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paraprofessional hours were extended to full time and cerWLĂ&#x20AC;HGVWDIIPHPEHU.DWK\%RZHUVZLOOEH on an extended leave. The following committees are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Dec. 16: BudJHWDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHDWSPEXLOGLQJDQG

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SCF council approves football field building Historic nature of field must be maintainedÂ

Improvement District, which is a selfgoverning group that uses their funding for downtown improvements and DFFRXWUHPHQWVOLNHĂ RZHUVDQGSURPRtions. Greg Marsten | Staff writer The 2016 BID assessment will remain ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The St. Croix Falls at $11,170. Common Council approved a proposal The council approved the sale and to build a new concession stand and rest trade of their skid steer with Baribeau room facility at the city-owned football Implement, which takes the older model Ă&#x20AC;HOGZKHUHWKH6W&URL[)DOOV6DLQWVSOD\ in trade-in and essentially gives the city football. a deal on a new machine. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;HOG LV SDUW RI WKH FLW\¡V KLVWRULF â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sincere thanks to them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great overlay, and the new building will need thing they do for the city,â&#x20AC;? 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It will be built for re-election in the spring. cil recently voted to step away from the The original proposal had the new entirely with private funds, although the â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a very small impact on the total senior center building and its damage, building claiming the current tennis property is owned by the city. budget,â&#x20AC;? Blesi said of the court system, VWDUWLQJZLWKZD\VWRĂ&#x20AC;QGDQHZKRPH courts, which need resurfacing, but the which he suggested may be shared with for the center. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid was not on SODQV FKDQJHG DV FLW\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV ZDQW WR several other municipalities in the fu- the agenda and hence could not have ,QRWKHUFRXQFLODFWLRQ keep the courts. Bont said they have ad7KHFRXQFLODSSURYHGWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;QDO ture. council action. MXVWHGWKHVLWHSODQWRUHĂ HFWWKDWFKDQJH The council approved the special ascity budget, after a detailed hearing prior The council was unanimous in their to the meeting. 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Osceola laboratory agrees to pay $8.5 million to resolve false billing case

MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201D;John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Pharmasan Labs Inc., NeuroScience Inc., Gottfried Kellermann, 74, and Mieke Kellermann, 68, both of Osceola, have agreed to pay $8.5 million to the United States to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The settlement resolves allegations that Pharmasan submitted false information for laboratory services billed to Medicare, and allegations that it violated Medicare rules pertaining to services referred by nonphysician practitioners. Pharmasan is a laboratory located in Osceola, and NeuroScience is a related corporation that bills Medicare for Pharmasanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services. The Kellermanns founded both corporations. As part of the agreement, Pharmasan agreed that the United States could prove that: Pharmasan falsely billed Medicare for ineligible food-sensitivity testing for QHDUO\Ă&#x20AC;YH \HDUV 3KDUPDVDQHPSOR\HHV knew that Medicare prohibited payment for food-sensitivity testing; and Pharmasan employees submitted false information to Medicare disguising the type of test that Pharmasan was performing so that Medicare would pay for the services. Pharmasan also agreed that the United States could prove that it knowingly submitted claims for laboratory services that violated Medicare billing rules. Pharmasan knew that Medicare billing rules prohibit payment for laboratory services referred to a laboratory by nonphysician practitioners, with few exceptions for midlevel practitioners. A large portion of Pharmasanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s referrals for laboratory services came from nonphysician practitioners that were not eligible to refer Medicare paid services. Pharmasan employees nevertheless billed Medicare for WKHVHVHUYLFHVIRUQHDUO\Ă&#x20AC;YH\HDUV Under the terms of the agreement, Pharmasan, NeuroScience and the Kellermanns agreed to the forfeiture of $2,852,015.81 seized by federal agents on March 12, 2014. They also agreed to pay an additional $5,669,837.58 to the United

States. Pharmasan, NeuroScience and the .HOOHUPDQQV VHSDUDWHO\ H[HFXWHG D Ă&#x20AC;YH year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human 6HUYLFHV 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH RI ,QVSHFWRU *HQHUDO UHlating to the resolved allegations. The Corporate Integrity Agreement requires Pharmasan, NeuroScience and the Kellermanns to implement a comprehensive compliance program, including an annual claims review that must be conducted by an independent review organization. The agreement also requires implementation of a centralized annual risk assessment and review process designed to identify and address risks associated with submission of Medicare and Medicaid claims. Finally, senior executives and employees must annually certify compliance with applicable federal health-care program requirements and the Corporate Integrity Agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As this settlement demonstrates, health-care fraud will be aggressively pursued in Wisconsin,â&#x20AC;? said Vaudreuil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that healthcare providers who lie to the United 6WDWHV DQG SODFH SURĂ&#x20AC;WV DKHDG RI WKHLU legal and ethical responsibilities, are held accountable.â&#x20AC;? The United States investigation stems IURP D ZKLVWOHEORZHU DFWLRQ Ă&#x20AC;OHG XQGHU the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The whistleblower will receive $1,129,145 as part of this resolution. This resolution was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General; Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation; Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the 'HSDUWPHQW RI 'HIHQVH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH RI WKH ,Qspector Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Defense Criminal Investigative Service. The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Antonio M. Trillo and Daniel H. Fruchter. - from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin  3


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verything is not hokey-dokey in Wisconsin.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the explanation given by Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, to the Los Angeles Times this summer to explain the collapse of Gov. Scott Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The governor had hoped his record as Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief executive would capture Republican enthusiasm, starting in Iowa. He raised VRPHPLOOLRQEHIRUHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW debate and was spending $25,000 a day on campaign staff, Time Magazine reported. But poll numbers and contributions declined sharply in the wake of the debate. U.S. News & World Report told readers that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walker spent like a drunken sailor,â&#x20AC;? including putting his two sons on the campaign payroll. Walker recently used emails to help retire his campaign debt: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is my hope you and all of our supporters will chip in and make an online contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250 or more so we can end this campaign in the black.â&#x20AC;? The latest Marquette poll showed less than 40 percent of Wisconsinites viewed Walker favorably. Then a national survey showed Walker had the fourth-lowest acceptance rate of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50 governors. Running for president while serving as governor was very unpopular. Controversy has dominated Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s years as governor. He

motion Council reminds everyone to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shop locally and lower your taxes.â&#x20AC;? At the same time, keep our friends in business and our communities growing. Polk County is one of many counties that have enacted a half-percent sales tax that is used to directly reduce the county property tax levy. Over the past several years, the amount of sales tax revenue that is subtracted from the Polk County tax levy has been steadily increasing, and several months in 2014 and 2015 had record sales tax numbers. Shopping

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for the holidays in Polk County could help reduce property taxes by almost $3 million. Why drive out of Polk County to shop and help someone else lower their property taxes, or help build a new stadium for the Vikings? Keep the dollars hereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;spend them in Polk County supporting our neighborhood businesses and lowering property taxes. Polk County Tourism and Promotional Council St. Croix Falls an economic pinch, state aid to the University of Wisconsin System campuses was reduced. Walker tried, but later retreated, to change the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsin Idea.â&#x20AC;? Statutory tenure for faculty was replaced. Expanding voucher aid for private schools, including using some public-school aid, dominated local education. Election laws were changed. Voters will be required to show a photo ID when they get to the polls next year. Absentee voting hours were reduced. Critics said the changes will make it harder for the elderly, students and poor to vote in Wisconsin elections. Campaign donation limits were dramatically increased. All the changes may make little difference in legislative elections. Only 10 percent of the districts are considered competitive in the wake of Republican gerrymandering. Leaders in the Republicancontrolled Legislature this summer Ă LUWHGZLWKJXWWLQJWKHVWDWH¡VRSHQ records law, but retreated as public outrage grew and newspaper editorials poured in. But the Legislature did change the way elections and ethics are administered, creating two partisan-dominated commissions. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead for Walker? His answer in the fundraising emails was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;While I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the future holds, trust me, we will continue OHDGLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;JKWIRUELJEROGFRQservative changes in Wisconsin and across America.â&#x20AC;?

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Members gather in Siren for meeting

E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer SIREN - God. Family. Country. Those were the abiding themes as the Burnett County Republicans gathered Tuesday, Nov. 24, two days before Thanksgiving, at the Pour House Restaurant on Hwy. 35 in Siren for their monthly membership meeting. The Pour House is one of many commercial buildings damaged in the Siren tornado of 2001. The rebuild is well-designed, with the tavern and dining area set off from one another and with separate entrances. Adjoining the dining area is a rectangular conference room, seemingly soundproof, where the meeting was held. The group of nine Republicans, who gathered one year prior to the 2016 national elections, included Mark Dahlberg, longtime public servant who served the village of Grantsburg for 45 years as DQHOHFWHGRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDODQGDVGLUHFWRURIWKH Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Cooperative; Richard Hutchison, recently retired pastor of St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Methodist Church in Frederic; and Brent Blomberg, Burnett County supervisor recently honored by the Wisconsin Association of County Extension communities for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;dedicated serviceâ&#x20AC;? working with University Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development and nutrition programs. The vice chairman, Mick Miller, recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary and Hutchison and his wife, Cathy, will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2016. The meeting opened with a prayer by Hutchison, followed by the pledge of alOHJLDQFH 6PDOO $PHULFDQ Ă DJV ZHUH RQ display as center table settings.

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'LJVDW'HPRFUDWV The group was rather jovial as they discussed their business over a meal and did not seem uncomfortable having a reporter in the room. Vice Chair Miller has been active in establishing a Burnett County Republican Facebook page that he updates with a UHJXODUEORJSRVWLQJ´,WLVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\QRW politically correct,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These events happening on college campuses where students are shutting down free speech is rather alarming,â&#x20AC;? Hutchison said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You mean where some student stands up with a bullhorn shouting down the First Amendment?â&#x20AC;? Miller asked, smiling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes. They must be taking night classes in illogic,â&#x20AC;? Hutchison replied. &DVKRQKDQG Blomberg, who serves as treasurer, re6KRZQ /WR5 VHDWHGDUH0DUN'DKOEHUJDQG%UHQW%ORPEHUJWUHDVXUHU6WDQGLQJ'DYLG ported the local party has a current cash/HH0LFN0LOOHUYLFHFKDLUPDQ.DWLH+HGOXQGVHFUHWDU\3DXO5LHPHU/DXULH5LHPHUFKDLUPDQ on-hand balance of $1,218.38. 3ROLWLFDORUJDQL]DWLRQVGHĂ&#x20AC;QHGLQ,56 .DWK\+XWFKLVRQDQG5LFK+XWFKLVRQ3KRWRE\(5R\DO(PHUVRQ Section 527 as any entity â&#x20AC;&#x153;organized and operated primarily to accept contributions /LQFROQ'D\'LQQHU the Republican agenda,â&#x20AC;? Riemer said. and make expenditures for the purpose The Burnett County Republicans will The local party organization is also RILQĂ XHQFLQJWKHVHOHFWLRQQRPLQDWLRQ be hosting a tricounty Lincoln Day Din- making an effort to host the 7th Congres- election or appointment of any individual ner at Northwoods Crossing in Siren on sional District Republican caucus. The WRIHGHUDOVWDWHRUORFDOSXEOLFRIĂ&#x20AC;FHÂľDUH March 6. The keynote speaker will be multicounty caucus will be held in spring UHTXLUHGWRĂ&#x20AC;OHELDQQXDOĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOUHSRUWV U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. The tricounties in- of 2016. with the State Government Accountabilclude Burnett, Polk and Washburn counâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Siren has extraordinary facilities for LW\ %RDUG 7KH ODWHVW Ă&#x20AC;OLQJ UHTXLUHPHQW WLHV-RKQVRQIDFHVDGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWUHHOHFWLRQLQ hosting such an event. It is, in many ZDV-XO\$UHYLHZRIĂ&#x20AC;OHGUHSRUWV November of 2016 against the presumed ways, designed for planning conven- show the Burnett County Republicans, at Democratic nominee and former Senator tions,â&#x20AC;? Riemer said. The local party hopes that time, having $562.24. Russ Feingold. that in hosting such events they will â&#x20AC;&#x153;put The Inter-County Leader attended â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a tough year next year, but Burnett County on the map as being one regular membership meetings of the Burif we work hard we can win,â&#x20AC;? said Lau- of the most active Republican counties in nett County Republican and Democratic rie Riemer, chair of the Burnett County the state.â&#x20AC;? parties to provide a snapshot of local orRepublicans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have good candidates. The March 6 Lincoln Day Dinner will ganizing efforts one-year out from the We have a good organization. Burnett begin with a 5 p.m. social and tickets national elections that are to be held in County has been strongly supportive of â&#x20AC;&#x153;with a cost somewhere under $30â&#x20AC;? are November 2016.

Rep. Quinn calls for constitutional amendment to create term limits for Wisconsin legislators

MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rep. Romaine Quinn, RRice Lake, announced his co-sponsorship RI D ELOO WKDW ZRXOG EH WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW VWHS LQ amending the state Constitution to set term limits for the Legislature, governor and lieutenant governor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This bill is a way to bring more voices into the democratic process,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legislators currently stay in RIĂ&#x20AC;FHORQJHUDQGJHQHUDWHIHZHUSURSRVals, than our predecessors. Although I am proud to continue to do the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in Madison, it would be absurd for me to VWLOO EH LQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH ZKHQ ,¡P  \HDUV ROG Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not the way a healthy system works. Term limits ensure that there is a healthy turnover in government, and that

new, innovative solutions have a chance to be enacted.â&#x20AC;? Quinn cited the danger of legislators becoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;too comfortableâ&#x20AC;? in their positions, and losing touch with the people they were elected to serve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a danger of legislators becoming more focused on retaining their seats than in making the hard choices that truly serve their constituents. We have to set up incentives to make sure that all of us here are more focused on doing the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, rather than simply saving our seats.â&#x20AC;? Over the last approximately 75 years, the amount of terms politicians serve has ballooned. In the 1940s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s, the Assembly was primarily made up of leg-

islators who were new or in their second or third session. During the same time period, the Assembly had less than 15 perFHQWRIOHJLVODWRUVZKRKDGVHUYHGĂ&#x20AC;YHRU more terms. In the 2000s, the Legislature included over 33 percent of legislators ZKRKDGVHUYHGĂ&#x20AC;YHRUPRUHWHUPVZLWK new and second-term legislators making up 30 percent of the Assembly. Currently 15 states have some form of term limits. For example, California and Oklahoma allow for only 12 years of total legislative service, Michigan allows for only 14 years of total legislative service, and Arkansas allows for only 16 years of total legislative service. The proposed constitutional amendment would limit

terms to 24 years of total legislative service - 12 years in each house - not counting the potential for 16 additional years of serving as lieutenant governor and governor - eight years in each position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, I expect this to be a strongly bipartisan motion. Democrats such as Jim Doyle in 2009 called term limits â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the norm in this country.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It is high time for this commonsense, practical solution to be enshrined as law in our state,â&#x20AC;? Quinn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will sign on to this important cause.â&#x20AC;? ÂłIURPWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRI5HS4XLQQ

Governor unveils plan to expand broadband in NW Wis. Grants presented to Siren and Amery telecomm companies

est, federal loan. The number of grants being offered by the state to areas north of Hwy. 8 is encouraging, Sherstad noted. The state is also providing a roughly $100,000 grant to a telecommunications Danielle Kaeding | WPR News provider in Amery called Northwest NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - Gov. Communications to expand broadband Scott Walker announced a plan Tuesday, Internet access in Barron County. Walker, Dec. 1, to expand broadband access for speaking at an economic development several cities in northern rural Wisconsin. summit in Washburn County, said that The state is providing a roughly the roughly $500,000 expansion would $100,000 grant to Northwest Communi- help grow economic opportunities in the cations in Amery and $150,000 to Siren region. Telephone Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;High-speed broadband Internet access, The grant to Siren Telephone Company that will help in terms of small businesses. ZLOO KHOS RIIVHW FRVWV LQ SURYLGLQJ Ă&#x20AC;EHU Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help farmers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help forestry. It ceroptic access for homes and businesses in tainly will help our schools and education Webster next spring and summer, accord- in the state,â&#x20AC;? he said. ing to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager, The project will allow around 150 Sid Sherstad. homes in the area to have faster Internet The effort will be similar to what the access. company accomplished in the Village of Walker made stops at Clayton High Siren in 2007-08, Sherstad noted. That School and the city of Hurley to announce project was funded in part by a low-inter- the broadband expansions. He said An-

tigo will also receive assistance through the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broadband expansion grant program. The state budget tripled the amount of grant money available to expand broadband in underserved areas this year. The state will award $1.5 million each year to around 15 to 20 projects. $FRPPXQLFDWLRQVRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOZLWK1RUWKwest Communications said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll begin OD\LQJ Ă&#x20AC;EHU IRU EURDGEDQG DFFHVV LQ WKH spring. He expects the project will wrap up by the end of the year.

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15K recipients lose food stamps under Wisconsin law Walker-backed change added work requirement for FoodShare program

Gov. Scott Walker has defended the policy, saying the measure is doing what it was intended to do: encourage people to get jobs. He noted that it applies to adults who are able to work and who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have kids. Patty Murray | WPR News The 15,000 people who were dropped STATEWIDE - Nearly 15,000 adults amount to roughly a quarter of those in KDYH ORVW IRRG VWDPSV ZLWKLQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW the program who meet the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criteria. three months of a new state law taking 7KH :LVFRQVLQ 6WDWH -RXUQDO Ă&#x20AC;UVW UHeffect. ported on the data, obtained through the The rule requires participants in the VWDWH¡V RSHQ UHFRUGV ODZ 6WDWH RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FoodShare program to work at have since posted the information online. least 80 hours a month, or be looking for a job through a state program.

Job creation is in focus at Northern Wisconsin Economic Summit

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time, energy and money,â&#x20AC;? he said. Iron County Development Zone Coordinator Kelly Klein agrees that loans help, but said economic developers have to weigh the risks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Otherwise, the loan program goes away. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to make sure that the borrower is going to be able to pay it back,â&#x20AC;? she said. Washburn County Economic Development Corporation Director Mike Spafford said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like more help for small businesses, and said that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public-private job-creating agency, should gear programs toward rural areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really loan programs available, funding available, to help those types of businesses,â&#x20AC;? he said. Klein said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like the agency to review assistance it provides to businesses, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and maybe make some changes GRZQ WKH URDG KHUH ZKHUH D Ă&#x20AC;YH RU D 10-person company can get some assistance if they want to expand with new machinery or something like that,â&#x20AC;? he said. WEDC, however, has said it will phase out its loan program. The agency awarded millions in loans to companies without formal reviews, some of which havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been repaid. A WEDC spokesman said the agency will be highlighting work the state has been doing in northern Wisconsin through development grants and its Main Street Program among others. The agency says it has awarded around $245 million LQĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJWKDWKDVUHVXOWHGLQWKHFUHation of roughly 7,500 jobs and retention of more than 19,000 across the state.

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West Lakeland girls basketball under way tively inexperienced team of only 14 girls this season. She has two seniors who were starters last year, Emma Pedersen and Brittany Donald. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to get them more vocal,â&#x20AC;? said Petersen, adding that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been good leaders so far. Juniors Paige Runnels and Olivia Nielsen didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play much at the varsity level but are doing good things so far on the court and have improved from last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that much playing time last year on varsity but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing really nice things. Both have improved over the summer and spent time working in the gym,â&#x20AC;? Petersen said. Tiffany Brown is a junior who will give a lot of varsity minutes this season, and sophomore Kyla Melin is a starting guard who will do well according to Petersen. But she also admits the team is in a bit of a rebuilding year and many are still learning how to play at the varsity level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the nice thing is that I have a really good bunch of kids, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re nice kids, they really want to work hard and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m asking them to do,â&#x20AC;? said Petersen. Petersen, a Luck graduate, certainly has the credentials. She was a standout athlete all four years for the University

NewfacesĆ&#x201A;tough conferencegreet players Marty Seeger|Staff writer FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Three coaching changes highlight the start of the West Lakeland girls basketball conference for the 2015-16 season. At Luck, Britta Petersen replaces longtime coach Marty Messar who was at the helm for 39 years, while Penny Curtin is back coaching at Grantsburg in replacement of talented coach John Dickinsen. Mathew Wood is taking over the head coaching duties in Webster after replacing Andrew Harrison. Also highlighting the start of the winter basketball season is the new system implemented by the WIAA, which has teams competing in two 18-minute halves, instead of the traditional four eight-minute quarters of play. The system is similar to one high schools in Minnesota have been playing for several years now as well as those at the collegiate level. For some teams, including the Frederic Vikings, it will be a challenge, as depth becomes an issue for any team that is playing 18-minute halves. Then again, no matter if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two halves or four quarters, any coach will tell you that depth is always an added bonus. 7KH 9LNLQJV UHWXUQ IRXU RI WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;YH main starters from last year under coach Troy Wink, who is in his 16th year as head girls basketball coach. The Vikings are the reigning West Lakeland Conference champions after winning the 2015 WLWOHRXWULJKW,WZDVWKHJLUOVĂ&#x20AC;UVWFRQIHUence title in 23 years. They do lose a talented offensive presence after Lara Harlander graduated, but the four returning starters have lots of varsity experience, including seniors Nicole Nelson, Ann Chenal, Taylor Alseth and Emily Amundson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most excited to see how this group of seniors lead us on the court and the development of our underclassmen,â&#x20AC;? Wink said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have the potential to build off of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success and improve, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easy as we have a very balanced and competitive conference again this year.â&#x20AC;? The Vikings earned a spot in the regional championship last season and have about 13 players this season, which is about the same as last year according to Wink, but the underclassmen are a good group he says, and they want to work hard and get better each day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Key to success will be staying healthy, staying out of foul trouble, continuing to improve each day,â&#x20AC;? Wink said. *UDQWVEXUJ3LUDWHV The Grantsburg Pirates will be led by new head coach Penny Curtin this season, but Curtin isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unfamiliar with the Pirates as she has coached several years in Grantsburg, and was head coach at one point. She has a talented group of girls to

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)UHGHULFVHQLRU$QQ&KHQDOJRHVXSIRUDVKRWGXULQJDJDPHDJDLQVW&OD\WRQ0RQGD\1RY 7KH9LNLQJVORVWWKHQRQFRQIHUHQFHWHVWEXWZLOOKRSHWRKDQJRQWRWKH:HVW/DNHODQGFURZQ WKH\HDUQHGIRUWKHILUVWWLPHLQ\HDUVODVWVHDVRQz3KRWRE\%HFN\$PXQGVRQ work with this season as they have all been playing varsity since entering the high school level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am excited to work with this talented group of young ladies. They are strong athletes and wonderful people, and they are a joy to work with,â&#x20AC;? Curtin said, adding that one of the biggest changes for the team will be their new coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girls have to get used to a new philosophy and coaching style. We also have a few player additions that we are excited about,â&#x20AC;? Curtin said. The numbers are up a bit from last season as the roster includes 19 girls for now. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four more than last season. All of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s players are returning, with the addition of senior Olivia Tucker, who brings athleticism, along with all-conference player Cassidy Lee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to improve on our shooting

percentage, shot selection and implementation of our offensive sets,â&#x20AC;? said Curtin, but added that the bench is deep with potential offensive threats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conference is packed with talented young ladies from every team. The conference champion will probably not be undefeated and will be the team that is best able to execute on a regular basis,â&#x20AC;? Curtin said.

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â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Friday, Dec. 4, Grantsburg at Unity girls and boys basketball games are being broadcast on 104.9 FM, starting at 5:45 p.m. The Tuesday, Dec. 8, Unity at Luck girls and boys basketball games can be heard on 104.9 FM, starting at 5:45 p.m. On 1260 AM, the Prescott at Amery girls basketball game is on Friday, Dec. 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Barron at Amery boys basketball game on Monday, Dec. 7, is on at 7:30 p.m., and the St. Croix Central at Amery girls basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 8, is on at 7:30 p.m. All high school games are streamed online at msbnsports.net. The Packers at Lions football game is being broadcast on 105.7 FM, Thursday, Dec. 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Seahawks at Vikings NFL game on Sunday, Dec. 6, is being broadcast on 104.9 FM, starting at noon. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete playing collegiate sports in 2015 who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been mentioned, send us an email or call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take it from there. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marty Seeger

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Threehead coachingchanges highlightseason Marty Seeger|Staff writer FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The departure of Frederic High School boys basketball coach Ryan Lind opened the door for Ethan Bergstrom to take over the head coaching duties for the 2015-16 boys basketball season. Bergstrom is one of three head coaching changes among the West Lakeland boys basketball conference, but brings experience as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been assistant coach at the varsity level all 11 years heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been in the Frederic School District, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the high school social studies teacher. He was Lindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant for the past seven years. Bergstrom is most excited about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the privilege and opportunity to coach a great group of players that love basketball and competition.â&#x20AC;? ´6LQFH RXU Ă&#x20AC;UVW GD\ RI SUDFWLFH WKH\ have been working hard and this has been a surprising transition. The boys and the community have been extremely supportive and we are all excited to follow up on last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success,â&#x20AC;? Bergstrom said. The Frederic boys were regional champs last year and shared the West Lakeland Conference title with Unity, but graduated six from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity WHDP2QWKHĂ LSVLGHRIWKDW%HUJVWURP says the team brings some new depth from a successful JV team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be young, but we will have depth and speed on our bench. That should help us with the transition to two longer halves,â&#x20AC;? Bergstrom said. He also noted the new coaching staff.

(WKDQ%HUJVWURP VHFRQGIURPULJKW UHSODFHV5\DQ/LQG IDUULJKW DVWKHQHZ)UHGHULF+LJK 6FKRROER\VEDVNHWEDOOFRDFK%HUJVWURPLVRQHRIWKUHHKHDGFRDFKLQJFKDQJHVDPRQJWKH:HVW /DNHODQGER\VEDVNHWEDOOFRQIHUHQFHz/HDGHUILOHSKRWR â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are happy to welcome Al Tomlinson and Matt Ennis to our boys basketball program. Al brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the game, the conference, and experience to the program and will also be coaching our junior varsity. Matt has worked with our youth programs for years and knows the kids, the families, and basketball,â&#x20AC;? said Bergstrom.

Key returning players include the speedy senior Roman Poirier and senior Austin Ennis, but the rest will need to adjust quickly to the varsity level, which will be one of the keys to making the Vikings a successful team according to Bergstrom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unity and Luck have size and experience, but this is always a competitive conference and we are excited to play against

*UDQWVEXUJ3LUDWHV 7KH 3LUDWHV Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG  ODVW \HDU LQ the West Lakeland Conference but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely challenge for that top spot in the conference this season, with the loss of just one senior and a handful of players who are back with as much as three years of varsity experience. The Pirates are going to know early on how they stack up among other teams when they play a total of seven games. Those include three road games against top teams such as Clayton, Cameron and McDonell Central, all teams who had the ability to move deep in the playoffs, and did, with the exception of Cameron, who was defeated by Unity in WKHUHJLRQDOĂ&#x20AC;QDO7KH3LUDWHVDOVRKDYHD home game against Hayward in December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be challenged early, which is good. We feel like we probably have the strongest schedule in the conference. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather play those teams,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Nick Hallberg. Hallberg also feels they will have a deeper bench. ´)RU WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WLPH LQ SUREDEO\ WKUHH years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have some kids that can come off the bench and help, whereas the last few years our bench has been small, and young, and now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some kids in there we feel we can trust,â&#x20AC;? Hallberg said. Along with a full bench the team will be more experienced than in the previous IHZVHDVRQVZLWKDVPDQ\DVĂ&#x20AC;YHVHQLRUV and have a more balanced offense according to Hallberg. The team is also working with a little more size than in previous

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Girls basketball/Continued of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She was a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, earned three FRQVHFXWLYH :,$& Ă&#x20AC;UVWWHDP VHOHFWLRQV was fourth on the all-time Pointer scoring list with a career 1,511 points, and the list goes on. ´)RU PH DV D Ă&#x20AC;UVW\HDU FRDFK ,¡P VWLOO learning how to do things, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s those JURZLQJSDLQVEXW,JXHVVZH¡UHĂ&#x20AC;JXULQJ it out as we go here,â&#x20AC;? Petersen said, adding that she has been trying to incorporate some of the things she learned at Point to her athletes, along with trying to get them to understand the game better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is different of course as a player versus a coach but just to do those little WKLQJV &RDFK 6KLUOH\ (JQHU  DW SRLQW was always harping at us to do those fundamentals, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really trying to get across to these kids, is that we want to play at a high level but do it the right way,â&#x20AC;? Petersen said.

Foeller and senior Raelin Sorensen, who was an all-conference honorable mention. Some of the keys to the Eagles success this year, according to Paulsen, will be improving throughout the season and competing in every matchup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conference is full of good teams DQG FRDFKHV  :H FDQQRW DIIRUG D Ă DW performance in practice or game,â&#x20AC;? said Paulsen, who hopes the offense can start producing more, which has been a problem in the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do know that the girls have made a grand attempt toward improvement in this area,â&#x20AC;? said Paulsen.

:HEVWHU7LJHUV The Tiger girls basketball team is under new management again this year with Mathew Wood taking over as head coach in place of Andrew Harrison. This is the third head coaching change at Webster in the past three years, but Wood, who is also the Webster High School social stud/XFNKHDGJLUOVEDVNHWEDOOFRDFK%ULWWD3HWHUVHQFKHHUVRQKHU/XFN&DUGLQDOV7XHVGD\'HF ies teacher, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unfamiliar with the sys6W&URL[)DOOV6DLQWV The Saints girls basketball team will LQ)UHGHULF3HWHUVHQLVLQKHUILUVWVHDVRQDVKHDGFRDFKRIWKH&DUGLQDOVDIWHUUHSODFLQJ tem. He was an assistant last season and once again be coached by head coach 0DUW\0HVVDUZKRUHWLUHGODVWVHDVRQDIWHU\HDUVDV/XFNVKHDGJLUOVEDVNHWEDOOFRDFK6HH LV LQ KLV Ă&#x20AC;IWK \HDU FRDFKLQJ RYHUDOO +H Angie Maternowsky, who is in her 13th OHDGHUQHZVURRPFRPIRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQRQ7XHVGD\VEDVNHWEDOOJDPHVz3KRWRE\%HFN\ coached at La Crosse Central as JV coach year with the Saints. Last year the Saints $PXQGVRQ and varsity assistant for three years. He is Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGWKLUGLQWKHFRQIHUHQFHVWDQGLQJV H[FLWHGWRJHWKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDUDVDKHDGFRDFK at 8-4, not bad for what Maternowsky West Lakeland Conference with 10 wins. conference but improved steadily last under way. called a young team. This year they have Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hope to make another run at the season under third-year head coach Rory ´7KLVLVP\Ă&#x20AC;UVW\HDUFRDFKLQJVRZLWK seven players back with varsity experi- conference title with several key players Paulsen. In late January the Eagles went that the whole season is going to be excitence and will once again be a tough team back from last season, including leading on an 8-0 stretch that lasted through mid- ing and a learning experience. We have to beat in the West Lakeland. They have VFRUHU&DLWO\Q'DQLHOVZKRĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGZLWK February, with key conference wins over two returning varsity starters that are 22 players on the team, another healthy 19 points in the Dragons season opener Webster, Grantsburg and Luck, as well as going to help tremendously, and I am also number compared to the 22 on the team against Drummond. Siren won the game an upset win over Osceola. excited about our freshmen that came out â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am most excited about the improve- for basketball this year,â&#x20AC;? Wood said. last year. They have one returning all- 76-30 and opened the conference seaconference player, Katie Kopp, and six son against Webster on Tuesday, Dec. 1, ments we can make throughout the seaWith only two seniors on the roster, other key returning players that will add at home. (See leadernewsroom.com for son,â&#x20AC;? Paulsen said, who felt his team will the team will be young, but have about be improved from last year. depth and experience including Addie PRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ  the same numbers out as last year with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of our players have worked on 21. Wood expects Lydia Wilson, Kaitlin Siren has depth this season and will McCurdy, Annalise Parks, Kristin Petherbridge, Rebecca Nelson, Adrienne Stoffel likely have another balanced scoring at- their game in the offseason,â&#x20AC;? Paulsen said. Moser and Allison Mulroy to be impact tack as evidenced against Drummond, The Eagles have about 15 girls on the players right away. He is also hoping the and Ruthie Stewart. Maternowsky says the team strength which took place Tuesday, Nov. 24. roster from grades 9-12, and Paulsen team will be able to apply more pressure will be their experience at the varsity Sophomore Sarah Schaafer added 12 expects to play more athletes this sea- to other teams this year in order to crelevel, defense and being able to work well points and senior Ashlee Rightman had son under the new WIAA system with ate more turnovers. He also said the team 10, followed by senior Allie Webster with 18-minute halves. is long and lengthy, which will add to WRJHWKHURQERWKHQGVRIWKHĂ RRU â&#x20AC;&#x153;The switch to 18-minute halves rather their ability to put pressure on the ball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to be a tough conference this nine and senior Laurel Kannenberg with six. Sophomore Abby Kosloski chipped in than quarters is a change which will But, with only the two seniors, he said the season,â&#x20AC;? Maternowsky said. six points as well and freshmen Kyleigh change our substituting pattern. We plan team may lack the experience at the varLightfeather and Jade Horstman each to play more players this year than the sity level. 6LUHQ'UDJRQV past two years when we took the program â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to have some players After finishing off the year with a adding four. over,â&#x20AC;? said Paulsen. that are going to be inexperienced when WRXJK UHJLRQDO VHPLĂ&#x20AC;QDO ORVV WR )UHGThe team has two key returning starters it comes to varsity basketball. We are eric, the Siren Dragons still managed to 8QLW\(DJOHV 7KH 8QLW\ (DJOHV Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG  LQ WKH including all-conference player Gabrielle young,â&#x20AC;? Wood said. Ă&#x20AC;QLVK D YHU\ VWURQJ VHFRQG SODFH LQ WKH


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/XFN&DUGLQDOV Longtime Luck assistant boys basketball coach and 1992 Luck High School JUDGXDWH&KDG(OH\DOUHDG\JRWWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW win as head coach of the Cardinals out of the way Monday, Nov. 30, in a 58-49 win over Boyceville. This is Eleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16th season DV D FRDFK LQ /XFN EXW KLV Ă&#x20AC;UVW \HDU DV head coach after replacing longtime coach Rick Giller last season. ´:H FDPH RXW D OLWWOH Ă DW 6RPHWLPHV WKDWKDSSHQVĂ&#x20AC;UVWJDPHÂľVDLG(OH\DQG although he said the team could have played a bit better defensively he seemed pleased with the end result. The Cardinals return all-conference standout Noah Mortel, a forward for the Cardinals, who chipped in 20 points. Eley said Mortel played well in the post as always, but it was an off night offensively as they struggled to knock down their outside shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got to give Boyceville credit they played tough defense and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a physical team. Sometimes that can throw your game off if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not ready for it or anticipating it,â&#x20AC;? Eley said. The Cardinals return three main starters from last season including Mortel, Taylor Hawkins and Austin Hamack. Casey Ogilvie also returns after making the jump from junior varsity to varsity late last year. Eley said one other junior is back out after missing his sophomore season but may be out with a sprained ankle for a little while. In total, 19 kids complete the 9-12 roster, so being healthy is key. Another big key will be Mortelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and /RJDQ%DGHUDQGWKH8QLW\(DJOHVZLOOORRNWRUHSOLFDWHODVW\HDUVVXFFHVVLQWKH:HVW/DNHODQG the rest of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to capitalize on making the plays and shots when the DQGLQWKHSOD\RIIVz/HDGHUILOHSKRWRV focus is put on Mortel. sity squad and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certainly excited to see who contributed an average of 10 points, them play and improve throughout the seven rebounds last season as a sopho6W&URL[)DOOV6DLQWV The Saints boys basketball team will be year,â&#x20AC;? Hall said, noting the new guys are more. Junior Brady Leahy averaged eight OHGE\KHDGFRDFK&KDG+DOOLQKLVĂ&#x20AC;IWK working hard to earn their place on the points last season and will be back along with junior Tyler Henk, who chipped in season but there will be a lot of new faces team. Despite losing some key seniors there four points per game. Both started occaon the varsity roster, as the team lost some talented seniors including Niko Neuman, are others who contributed some quality sionally throughout the year. The Saints still have a solid number minutes last year, including all-confer-DFRE-DFREVRQDQG0DUN:DPSĂ HU â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of new faces to our var- ence honorable mention Alex Johnson, of players out this year with around 30 players, which allows them to have three levels of basketball and plenty of talent to build on. In order to be successful we need to play as a team and commit to defense. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a ton of size so we will need to push the tempo,â&#x20AC;? Hall said. Some of the strengths for St. Croix Falls will be ball handling and quickness according to Hall, but varsity experience and size could be weaknesses.

8QLW\(DJOHV The Unity basketball team had a solid run under former coach Shaun Fisher, who resigned from Unity over the summer to take the high school principal job in Frederic. Chad Stenberg was the assistant for the previous two years alongside Fisher, and will be taking over as the Eagles head coach for the 2015-16 season. Stenberg is excited for a number of reasons but he is most excited for a strong returning senior group of players that helped lead the Eagles to the sectional Ă&#x20AC;QDO WKH GRRUVWHS WR WKH VWDWH WRXUQDPHQW 'HVSLWH SXWWLQJ XS D JRRG Ă&#x20AC;JKW against Eau Claire Regis, the Eagles fell 62-51. Along with their third straight regional title the Eagles shared the West Lakeland Conference title with Frederic last year, and will hope to make another run during the long winter season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great year last year it will be tough to repeat that, but the team has high expectations we hope to have another great season,â&#x20AC;? Stenberg said. The Eagles have a solid number of players on the roster again including all-conference players Logan Bader and Nathan Heimstead. Stenberg said with such great numbers, athletes will need to compete every night to ensure they keep their starting spots. The Eagles have as many as eight seniors on the squad this year. Along with Bader and Heimstead seniors include Wyatt Stenberg, Jesse Vlasnik, Brett Nelson, Erik Peterson, Lukas Loehr and Cole Garvey. Stenberg said the keys to the Eagles success will be defense and being ready to compete every night, game or practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to get better every day,â&#x20AC;? said Stenberg, and added that the conference will be another tough battle this season as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conference will be very tough â&#x20AC;Ś a lot of talented seniors throughout the conference with a lot of varsity experience. These kids have been battling each RWKHUVLQFHJUDGHVFKRRO VR \RXEHWWHU be ready play every night â&#x20AC;Ś should be fun.â&#x20AC;?

:HEVWHU The Webster Tigers are coming into the season with three returning starters but only two seniors, Paul Sargent and Tate Fohrenkamm. They also return sophomore Joey Formanek, but beyond that this Tigers team is coming in young under third-year head coach Rob Scherrer, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of talent in those younger players and the team can only go up from an 0-12 conference record last winter. So far, Scherrer says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen a lot of growth in just two weeks of practice, which is the most exciting part of the season so far. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a very talented underclassPHQJURXSZH¡OOEHMXVWĂ&#x20AC;QHEXWVHHLQJ how those kids develop is going to be the most exciting part for us,â&#x20AC;? Scherrer said. Along with the two seniors theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have two sophomores and three freshmen vying for a varsity spot so of the nine PDLQSOD\HUVĂ&#x20AC;YHDUHXQGHUFODVVPHQDQG Scherrer, like with a lot of smaller schools, 6LUHQ'UDJRQV The Siren Dragons will be looking for wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be working with much depth. With a breakout year with a heavy string of the addition of four extra minutes in the seniors ready to make some noise in the two-half system, as opposed to the four West Lakeland Conference. The Dragons quarters played last season, Scherrer says Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGLQWKHFRQIHUHQFHODVW\HDUEXW that could be an added challenge. But his had a good run in the playoffs trying to athletes appear up to the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a differknock out Frederic who eventually made ent style of basketball. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to it to sectionals. 7KH'UDJRQVKDGĂ&#x20AC;YHORVVHVODVWVHDVRQ have more athleticism than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in E\Ă&#x20AC;YHRUOHVVSRLQWVDQGKDGDVWULQJRI the past so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be more up and four consecutive wins late last year. They down. More up-tempo,â&#x20AC;? Scherrer said. One of the biggest strengths for Webupset Solon Springs 53-52 in the WIAA regional opener before falling to a solid ster will be the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work ethic, along Frederic team, but have most of their with the athleticism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last two weeks ... I hope it constarters back again this season, many of which, have seen three or more years of tinues, because if it does weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have an excellent basketball team. They varsity. Siren seniors include Aaron Ruud, just work hard. One of the hardest workKeenan Cook, Josiah Wegner, Neil Ousti- ing groups of kids Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had so far,â&#x20AC;? said goff, Logan Allen, Alexi Gloodt, Wyatt Scherrer. Honeysett, Michael Staples and junior Tanner Lee. The Dragons opened the season against Turtle Lake on Tuesday, Dec. 1. See up/XFNVHQLRU1RDK0RUWHODQGWKH&DUGLQDOER\VEDVNHWEDOOWHDPZLOOEHDQRWKHUWRXJKWHDPWR date on leadernewsroom.com. Siren then opens the conference season at St. Croix EHDWLQWKH:HVW/DNHODQG&RQIHUHQFH Falls Tuesday, Dec. 8.


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The end of a hunting tradition registration system he looked down at his little boy and replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking away the whole social aspect of the hunt.â&#x20AC;? The DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online registration system is a example of how the introduction of new technology alters the social behavior of society. Years from now, perhaps, a cultural anthropologist will examine the picture boards of the harvest from the old on-site registration stations and note the loss of a communal North Woods tradition. What happens to a people when there is no longer a readily available place to share such stories? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to miss the tradition of listening to peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deer hunt stories, their experiences,â&#x20AC;? said Martin, whose parents have owned and operated the Log Cabin Store for 38 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe instead of stopping in the store (to have their SLFWXUHWDNHQ IRONVZLOOVWDUWWRGRVHOĂ&#x20AC;HV1H[W\HDU, suppose, we can encourage hunters to post their deer pictures on our website,â&#x20AC;? Martin said.

Newonlinedeer registration notwellreceived E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - Local sporting goods store owners bemoan the DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new online deer registration system as the loss of a North Woods tradition and the end of an era for hunting in Wisconsin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole camaraderie of the hunt, of guys gathering in the parking lot and sharing stories, is gone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new era now. Things have changed considerably,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Henrickson, owner and operator of Big Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outdoor Sports Shop on Hwy. 70 in Siren. Traditionally, shops like Big Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served as on-site stations for hunters to register their deer. The DNR partnered with such stations, paying them 25 cents for each deer tagged. This year the DNR implemented an electronic system that eliminates in-store registration for a system that allows hunters to register their kill online or by calling it in to an automated phone system. The new system, operators of on-site registration stations say, has altered the nature of the hunt, changing it from a shared communal experience to an isolated and singular event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In past years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d register 200 deer over opening weekend,â&#x20AC;? said Diane Adrian, who has partnered with Henrickson in operating Big Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the past 24 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started registering deer in 1993. It took the two of us working nonstop the whole weekend just to keep up. People would stand outside in the parking lot for half an hour, just talking. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d come in to look at pictures of other kills. That whole tradition is now no more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the end of an era,â&#x20AC;? Adrian said.

/RVVRIEXVLQHVV For many of the small bait shops and sporting goods stores that served as on-site deer registration stations, the deer hunting season was a major source of trade, equivalent to the Christmas shopping season for other store owners. The removal of hundreds of customers has had an impact. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really different this year,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly Martin, general manager of the Log Cabin Store in Danbury. ´:HKDYHH[SHULHQFHGDGHFOLQHLQVDOHVGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\VRLQ the evenings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been much quieter this year.â&#x20AC;? At the Trade Lake Store on Hwy. 48, seven miles west of Frederic, opening weekend has morphed from a bustle of customers to but a trickle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In past years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have trucks backed up on the highway. The whole parking lot would be full. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to bring in extra help to keep up with the tagging and picture taking,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Milligan, as he stood outside his store gazing out to a nearempty parking lot and a highway absent of vehicles. In years past, Trade Lake Store registered 600 deer over the nine-day deer hunting season. This year, on opening day, they had eight hunters come in to have their photo taken. The Trade Lake Store serves as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;help stationâ&#x20AC;? for hunters to call-in or online register. At Big Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;moneywise weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not down anything,â&#x20AC;? Adrian said, explaining that hunters still came in to purFKDVHVKHOOVDQGRWKHUJHDU7UDIĂ&#x20AC;FZLVHLW¡VDQRWKHUPDWWHUÂľ7KLVLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHZH¡YHKDGZDUPKDQGVLQ years,â&#x20AC;? Henrickson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason to go out and tag deer.â&#x20AC;? &RQFHUQHGRYHUWKHFRXQW All of the former on-site station owners criticized the new online registration system and expressed concerns over the ability to secure an accurate count of the harvest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about this online registration, â&#x20AC;&#x153; said

DNR says switch to paperless deer kill registration has been smooth 'DQ0LOOLJDQRZQHURI7UDGH/DNH6WRUHZDLWVRQFXVWRPHUV GXULQJWKHJXQGHHUVHDVRQ|,MXVWKRSHWKH'15JRHVEDFNWR WKHROGZD\RIGRLQJWKLQJV}0LOOLJDQVDLG3KRWRE\(5R\DO (PHUVRQ Kelly Martin, of the Log Cabin Store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of cabins donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Internet access. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to hope the new system works, but I fear people will get frustrated. Who knows if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call in?â&#x20AC;? At Big Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there was little ambivalence about the new system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is just ridiculous. The guys just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something they have to get used to; or maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something stupid the DNR is doing,â&#x20AC;? Adrian said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough deal,â&#x20AC;? said Henrickson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of guys are not getting through. They try three different times in 45 minutes. I fear youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to get an accurate count. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new era, but boy I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to manage a deer herd when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure guys are calling them in.â&#x20AC;? The new system also impedes sporting goods store operators from calling around to other stations to not only obtain a local harvest count but also secure intimate details of the hunt, Henrickson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just hoping the DNR goes back to the old way of doing things,â&#x20AC;? said Milligan.

6HOILHVRIWKHNLOO At the Trade Lake Store, on the morning of the deer opener, two men in their early 20s pulled into the parking lot, with a freshly dressed deer in back of their pickup truck. Filled with adrenaline, and frequently interrupting one another, they were eager to tell their story. They had shot the deer from a rise near Spook Lake and had to retrieve the carcass by dragging it through a swamp. One man held a small antler in his hand. In the drag the antler had snapped off. As the men described the climb out from the swamp, it became clear that telling the story was an experience integral to the hunt. A man dressed in orange with his little boy stopped into the store to purchase some snacks. They had been sitting in the woods for a number of hours and were soon to go back. When asked his thoughts of the new

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More than 60,000 deer have been registered under new system Rich Kremer | WPR News MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources says the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new system of registering huntersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; deer kills electronically has been put to the test, and that hunters are adapting. The requirement for hunters to pick up the phone or go online to register a kill marks the biggest change to the 2015 gun deer hunt. However, big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang expects the transition away from physical registration at gas stations or taverns to go smoothly. He said since Sept. 12, hunters have registered more than 60,000 deer electronically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vast majority of hunters that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spoken with VDLGWKH\Ă&#x20AC;QGWKHV\VWHPYHU\HDV\ÂľVDLG:DOOHQIDQJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like it, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of asking the question, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why did it take us this long to get to this point?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Wallenfang said hunters can get help if they bring their deer to one of 250 registration stations around the state, but that the deer data will still be recorded electronically.

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A home, at last â&#x20AC;&#x153;Van in Houseâ&#x20AC;? tragedy seems to have come full circle Greg Marsten | Staff writer LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After dozens of setbacks, tragedies, delays, changed minds and hundreds of hours of volunteer work, Brian Sandager and his two sons, Jack and Seth, are about to actually move into their new home. The home was struck by a vehicle and was going to be rebuilt, but that proved too expensive, then it was denied SHUPLWVIRUDUHEXLOGWKHQLWZDVUD]HGDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\UHbuilt the right way. It was just over two years ago, in the fall of 2013, when a speeding, out-of-control, upside-down van crashed into the side of the home at 2570 170th St., in the Town of Luck. It had just recently been purchased by Sandager and his wife, April Hayes. But that violent van crash literally turned the former 1950s lake cabin on its foundation, even disconnecting the chimney and tossing the food from the kitchen cupboards, 30 feet away. The crash left a giant hole in young Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom wall beside his bed, where he would have been sleeping an hour later. The impact was so severe, the home was condemned. The driver of the van died a short time later from his injuries, leaving many questions and unclear connections, as well as no insurance, which combined with bizarre FLUFXPVWDQFHV LQ WKH 6DQGDJHU Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ OHDYLQJ WKH IDPLO\ZLWKRXWDQ\UHVSRQVLEOHSDUWLHVWRSD\IRUĂ&#x20AC;[LQJ or replacing the now unlivable home. In spite of a variety of tragedies and setbacks, the Sandager family is about to move into an all-new, highHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\KRPHRQDOPRVWWKHVDPHVSRWPLQXV$SULO who passed away in her sleep on June 7. It has been a wild, tragic ride to get to the point where RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVIURP:LOG5LYHUV+DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\ZHUH able to hand over the keys to Brian Sandager in a heartfelt, somber ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22. But like many long journeys, the stops on the way are MXVWDVLPSRUWDQWDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOGHVWLQDWLRQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;April will be forever written into our heart,â&#x20AC;? stated HFH builder Bob Babel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She will always be part of my story.â&#x20AC;?

7KHGHGLFDWLRQ There was a full house on hand for the dedication of the new home, and while the Sandager men were the primary focus of the event, it included dozens of people involved or intrigued by the Sandager story. The HFH event was the 44th such newhome dedication the Wild Rivers group has made possible in this region, but few RIWKHLUVXFFHVVVWRULHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKVR many odd and tragic detours as this one, as was noted throughout the dedication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody gave what they were able,â&#x20AC;? stated WRHFH director Pat Kytola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One gentleman even donated a house to us, even!â&#x20AC;? As Kytola hinted, it was because of a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing that the Sandager story ended on a good note, with a new home. Barry A. Johnson passed away last April at the age of 50, leaving behind a generous donation of his home, which led to the possibility of the Sandager home being rebuilt, after all. ´,WZDVKLV %DUU\-RKQVRQ¡V FRQWULEXtion that made this house possible in a way,â&#x20AC;? stated Pastor Rick Van Gundy, who also works with WRHFH. He added that Johnson also donated money to assist the poor with paying veterinary bills for their pets, and toward a no-kill animal shelter. But as Kytola also pointed out, there were some extraordinary donations of labor and time that made the Sandager home a reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were over $22,473 worth of volunteer hours put into this house, making it possible,â&#x20AC;? Kytola added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about giving someone a hand up, not a handout.â&#x20AC;? The dedication included several gifts of food and other household items, including no less than six quilts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Safe to say, you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be cold this winter,â&#x20AC;? Kytola joked.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way I could have done any of this on my own,â&#x20AC;? Sandager said with a sigh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place is perfect ... April wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve loved it. Thanks so much.â&#x20AC;? Jack then led several people away to see his new room, which is on the other side of the home, away from CTH N, which leads back to that fateful night.

7KHYDQVWULNH The incident that made the Sandager/Hayes home uninhabitable began on the night of Oct. 25, 2013, shortly after 8 p.m., when a 1995 Dodge panel van driven by Mark William Wright, 50, Hastings, Minn., was eastbound on CTH N at a high rate of speed, approaching the northwest corner of Little Butternut Lake when he failed to negotiate the sweeping curve at 170th Street. According to the accident report, skid marks and accounts from several neighbors, Wright failed to slow down in time for the corner and lost control when the rear end of the van oversteered and went wide, striking several road signs - a sound several neighbors reported hearing. Wright then overcorrected and the van swung wide, DFURVVWKHRWKHUODQHRIWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FDQGLQWRWKHVLGH\DUGRI the Hayes/Sandager home on the corner, where it struck WKHFRUQHURIWKHKRXVHDQGWKHQĂ LSSHGRQLWVVLGHRULW PD\KDYHĂ LSSHGRQLWVVLGHMXVWEHIRUHWKHLPSDFW As noted earlier, the van struck so hard, it literally turned the structure on its foundation, and even disconnected the chimney. Wright was not wearing a seat belt and was without %ULDQ6DQGDJHUKROGVXSWKHQHZNH\VWRKLVKRPHEHVLGH a pulse but EMTs got his heart started again. However, VRQV6HWK OHIW DQG-DFN IURQW 3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ he went into a coma and died 16 days later from injuries suffered in the crash. He had a long criminal history, marred with similar driving violations. He had no heirs, no money and no â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place is perfect ... family. His death is marked simply in the Minnesota Death Record as case no. 2013-MN-035274. April wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve loved it. Mark W. Wright did not even have an obituary.

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7KHKRPHKDVDKROHLQLW The impact with the house was so severe, the family was forced to move out as they considered their options. And while many people would simply write it off to insurance and hope for a good settlement, the family had taken unusual steps to obtain the home in 2012, borrowing money from family members to buy it from a bank after a foreclosure. Due to the home having a woodstove, they were unable to buy typical homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance. The van driver was not only uninsured, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, and was not the registered owner of the van. The family was forced to rent a home and leave a tattered tarp over the hole in the house where the van struck, as they sought a way to resolve the bizarre debacle. It was through a long series of connections that the family was put in touch with 7KLVZDVWKHVFHQHWKHQLJKWRIWKHFUDVKZKHQD'RGJHYDQGULYHQE\0DUN::ULJKWRI Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, who +DVWLQJV0LQQIDLOHGWRQHJRWLDWHDFXUYHDQGHQGHGXSRQLWVVLGHDQGFUDVKHGLQWRWKHKRPH had never dealt with lifting or moving a DWWK6WUHHWLQWKH7RZQRI/XFN7KHGULYHUUHTXLUHGH[WULFDWLRQDQGZDVWUDQVSRUWHGWR house, only building from the ground up. 6W&URL[5HJLRQDO0HGLFDO&HQWHUDQGODWHUWRWKH7ZLQ&LWLHVZKHUHKHODWHUGLHGz)LOHSKRWR In fact, the home rehabilitation was set to OLWHUDOO\EHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWRILWVNLQGIRUWKHZRUOGwide Christian-based homebuilders made so famous by President Jimmy Carter. Bids were sought, plans were drawn up and a FHUHPRQ\ ZDV KHOG ODVW IDOO WR Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\ JHW the home livable again.

$QRWKHUWZLVW But then another roadblock surfaced, this WLPHIURPORFDOKLJKZD\RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVZKRUHfused to allow the home to be rebuilt, as it was now considered to be in the CTH N right of way, which was itself a bizarre twist, as the home was originally quite a ways from the roadway, and pre-dated the current CTH N location. Apparently, CTH N was reconstructed several years after the Sandager/Hayes KRPH ZDV Ă&#x20AC;UVW EXLOW LQ WKH HDUO\ V Ironically, it was rebuilt because of a sharp curve and elevation change, which led to several cars going off the roadway, even leading to at least one death, decades ago. That â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? CTH N location was much closer to what would later be the Sandager/ $VRPEHUWKDQNV Hayes parcel. That road move would come While the event was somber and spiriback and haunt the Sandager situation as tual, at times, the Sandager men all stated they sought permits for reconstruction. their thanks for the reality of having a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approve the permits to and improved home. rebuild the home,â&#x20AC;? Kytola said this sum+DELWDWIRU+XPDQLW\RULJLQDOO\SODQQHGRQUHEXLOGLQJWKHGDPDJHGKRPHDQGHYHQKHOGD â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is great that so many people are mer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t construct in the right of JURXQGEUHDNLQJFHUHPRQ\LQ$XJXVW%XWWKHSODQVZHUHIRUFHGWRFKDQJHVHYHUDOWLPHV willing to help us, in so many ways,â&#x20AC;? way.â&#x20AC;? 3LFWXUHG /WR5 3DVWRU0LNH5R]XPDOVNLRI:HVW'HQPDUN/XWKHUDQ&KXUFK6XVDQ6RPPHUIURP stated Seth, a high school student who However, WRHFH was able to rethink lives part time with his father. He hugged +)+$SULO+D\HVWKHLUVRQ-DFNDQG%ULDQ6DQGDJHUz)LOHSKRWR their rebuilding plans to turn that ironic KLVGDGWLJKWĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJEDFNWHDUV VHWEDFNLQWRDEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WDQGWKRVH]RQLQJLVfather tousled his hair. The youngest Sandager, Jack, also Holding his two sons closely, Brian noted that the sues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;changed the project completely,â&#x20AC;? Kytola said. thanked the volunteers and crowd, later repeating what The Sandager/Hayes project drew attention from the he said during a tour of the home, where he smiled al- journey to get to that dedication was long and with PDQ\FKDOOHQJHVEXWLWZDVĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\JRLQJWREHDSODFH most nonstop. 6HHHomeQH[WSDJH â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you for the new house!â&#x20AC;? He beamed, as his to call home.


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+RPHIURPSUHYLRXVSDJH Chippewa Valley Housing Authority, and they were able to obtain a community development block grant to pay for the changes, forwarding the money for razing the old home, excavation, a new well, sewer and basement, all farther away from the deadly corner. ´,WKHOSHGGHIUD\WKRVH H[WUD FRVWVÂľ Kytola said, estimating it took approximately $37,000 off the initial project cost and essentially deferred the extra work as a sort of second mortgage to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new zero-interest WRHFH note. They were also able to recycle many of the old homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still valuable pieces, piping, systems, and the like. The result was not only a better, PRUH HIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW KRPH LW DOVR DOORZHG them to build it farther from the roadway, with the bedrooms on the opposite side, away from any future highway impacts. Ironically, Polk County highway ofĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVKDYHGHQLHGUHTXHVWVWRSODFHD protective barrier at the spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something about it being on the inside of the curve or something,â&#x20AC;? Sandager said with a shrug. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to plant some big trees!â&#x20AC;?

7KHPRYHIRUZDUG In spite of Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing, Brian decided to move ahead with the new home, and as the renewed plans coalesced, volunteer efforts moved forward and included groups as diverse as any HFH project locally, which included a dedicated HFH volunteer team from Zion Lutheran Church in Hudson, as well as help from the legendary Care-A-Vanners group that travels the U.S. in retirement, doing HFH builds. That volunteer list included neighbors, friends and even PDQ\RIWKHVDPH/XFNĂ&#x20AC;UHĂ&#x20AC;JKWers and first responders who not only responded to the van crashing into the house, but also responded when April passed away this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People from Missouri, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, you name it, there were people from everywhere in on this build!â&#x20AC;? Kytola said. Sandager and the boys spent all afternoon talking with volunteers and touring the home and property, but then he revealed that a $SULOVWZLVW The plans for a new home were 7KH6DQGDJHUVUHFHLYHGQROHVVWKDQVL[GRQDWHGTXLOWVIRUWKHLUQHZKRPHZKLFKOHGWRMRNHVWKDWWKHIDPLO\ few little issues have emerged lately, meaning the family wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drawn up - moved to the north, out ZLOOQHYHUEHFROGDJDLQz3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ actually own the home until of the CTH N right of way, of course some time early in 2016, but that and the old home was razed earlier this it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an issue. summer. It seemed like a happy ending The family has been renting a mobile home east of Luck for much of the time since ZDVĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\LQVLJKWDIWHUVRPDQ\URDGEORFNV But as the construction project kicked off in June, literally days after work began on the van crash, so Jack can attend Luck School, and while their last hurdle is just a small their new home and the foundation concrete began to cure, the whole scenario changed one, compared to so many in the past, Sandager takes it in stride and with a smile. ´7KH\VDLGZHFDQUHQWWKHKRPHXQWLOLWJHWVĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HGÂľ6DQGDJHUVDLGIURPKLVVRRQ again. April Hayes passed away in her sleep on June 7, leaving Brian and their children to-be front porch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just a little roadblock, I guess!â&#x20AC;? Of course there would have to be one last roadblock. with no clear direction on what to do next. She was only 35 years old when she passed, and it left the project in limbo, but Brian decided to stay in the Luck area, where Jack was going to school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like it here,â&#x20AC;? Brian said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just like it here.â&#x20AC;?

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Health  Division  Director/ Health  Officer $70,140  Annually  (Or    DOQ) Community  Services Full-­time  -­  Exempt  (Salaried)  Position The   Director/Health   Officer   provides   leadership,   vision   and   strategic   direction   for   Polk   Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Public   Health   programs   and   services.  Directs   the   develop-­ ment,   planning,   management,   coordination,   evaluation   and   delivery   of   public   health  programs,  and  promotes  population  health  through  ongoing  community   health  assessment  and  improvement  planning  in  collaboration  with  diverse  com-­ munity  partners.  Protects  the  heath  of  the  community,  through  the  enforcement   of  public  health  laws  and  facilitation  of  preparedness  planning  with  community   partners  in  a  manner  consistent  with  statutory  authority  and  County  policy.   Candidates   must   meet   the   minimum   requirements   of   Local   Health   Officer   as   outlines  in  WI  Statute  251.06.  Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  degree  in  public  health,  public  admini-­ stration,   health   administration   or   similar   field   and   three   (3)   years   of   full-­time   experience  in  an  administrative  or  management  position  in  a  public  health  agen-­ cy  or  in  the  performance  of  closely  related  duties  preferred;Íž  OR  Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  de-­ gree  and  sixteen  (16)  graduate  semester  credits  toward  a  masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  degree  in   public  health,  public  administration,  health  administration  or  similar  field  and  five   (5)  years  of  full-­time  experience  in  an  administrative  position  in  either  a  public   agency   or   in   the   performance   of   closely   related   duties;Íž   or   license   to   practice   medicine  and  surgery  under  WI  Statute  Chapter  448  and  at  least  one  of  the  fol-­ lowing:   three   (3)   years   of   full-­time   experience   in   an   administrative   position   in   either  a  public  agency  or  in  the  performance  of  closely  related  duties;Íž  or  eligibil-­ ity   for   certification   by   the   American   board   of   preventative   medicine   in   public   health  or  general  preventative  medicine;Íž  or  a  masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  degree  in  public  health,   public  administration,  health  administration,  or,  as  defined  in  the  rules  promul-­ gated  by  the  department,  a  similar  field.    Additionally,  current  Wisconsin  license   if  Registered  Nurse,  Registered  Sanitarian  or    Physician.  Possession  of  a  cur-­ rent  valid  driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  license  or  has  access  to  a  regular  source  of  transportation.  3 Deadline  to  apply:  December  22,  2015   YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For com-­ plete job description, position requirements, application and details please visit our website at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities. AA/EEOC

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POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Children  And  Family Service  Director $70,140  Annually  (Or  DOQ) Community  Services Full-­time  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Exempt  (Salaried)  Position The  Children  and  Family  Services  Director  is  responsible  for  the  administra-­ tion  of  the  Department  of  Children  and  Families  programs  including  the  inter-­ pretation,  assessment  and  recommendation  of  policies  and  the  supervision  of   assigned  staff.  Performs  complex  professional  work  assuring  compliance  with   federal,   state   and   local   laws   and   regulations;Íž   supervising   and   coordinating   community  service  programs,  services  and  staff  and  oversight  of  specialized   grant  programming.  This  position  requires  a  Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Degree  in  Social  Work,   human   services,   public   administration   or   related   field   and   five   years   of   full-­ time  work  experience  in  a  management  level  position  in  a  public  human  serv-­ ices  or  a  comparable  agency  with  substantial  administrative  and  supervisory   experience;Íž  or  any  equivalent  combination  of  training  and  experience  which   provide  the  required  knowledge,  skills  and  abilities.  Also  requires  possession   of  a  current  valid  driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  license  or  has  access  to  a  regular  source  of  trans-­ portation,  as  occasionally  required  to  travel  for  educational  opportunities,  off-­ campus   meetings   and   participation   in   regional   and   statewide   health     and   human  services  related  advisory  committees,  work  groups  and  projects  (may   require  out-­of-­state  and  overnight  travel).  Wisconsin  state  social  worker  certifi-­ cation  required  (or  ability  to  transfer  equivalent  certification  credentials). Deadline  to  apply:  December  22,  2015    3 YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For com-­ plete job description, position requirements, application and details please visit our website at http://www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities. AA/EEOC

The  Town   of   St.   Croix   Falls   Plan   Commission   will   hold   a   public  hearing  at  6:00  p.m.  on  Wednesday,  December  9,  2015,   at  the  Town  Hall  at  1305  200th  Street  &  U.S.  Hwy.  8,  St.  Croix   Falls,   Wisconsin.   Written   evidence,   testimony   or   comments,   if   any,  must  be  delivered  in  person  or  by  mail  to  the  Town  Hall. Rhett  Werner  and  John  Werner  request  a  rezone.  The  parcel   identification   number   is   044-­00618-­0000   and   it   is   located   in   section  25.  The  property  is  currently  zoned  transitional  with  the   request  to  change  it  to  residential. Jim  Alt,  Zoning  Administrator 3>5(?37

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Priscilla Bauer | Staff writer GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dave Dahlberg and Mary Fuerch talked and laughed together with the ease and genuine affection youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect from people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known each other for years. As the pair sat next to each other in Dahlbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home a few weeks before Thanksgiving, they spoke of how their friendship of 40 years began unexpectedly in the summer of 1975 at Niagara Falls when Dahlberg just happened to save Fuerchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. It was a beautiful June day when Dahlberg, a 17-year-old, and his family, were looking forward to a visit to Niagara Falls while on a family vacation to the East Coast. Meanwhile, in nearby Bergholtz, N.Y., 20-year-old Fuerch (then Mary Camann) was headed to her job at a local shoe store. She was looking forward to stopping after work at her favorite spot, Goat Island, with her boyfriend, Joe. Little did Dahlberg and Fuerch know later that evening their lives would intersect in such a dramatic way. Dahlberg and Fuerch each recalled how their fateful meeting unfolded from their own perspective:

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was working in Minneapolis for NSP and when Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents came to Wisconsin they made a special trip to take me out to dinner,â&#x20AC;? noted Dahlberg. Over the past 40 years the Dahlbergs and Fuerchs have exchanged Christmas cards and have reunited on more than one occasion. Their friendship has even extended to their children, who as adults have made a point to connect with each other.

&RQWLQXLQJWREHWKDQNIXO Forty years later, Fuerch was still expressing how thankful she was for Dave coming along when he did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A nice Lutheran boy came to save me,â&#x20AC;? laughed Fuerch, who then turned serious +HURLVPUHFRJQL]HG adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was absolutely a miracle. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so thankful God sent Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family to the falls The story of Fuerchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attack and Dahlbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroism was told and retold on televi- and that Dave and his family came back to that spot after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d already been there sion and the front pages of numerous newspapers, both national and international. during the day.â&#x20AC;? Dahlberg received many cards and letters from well-wishers and recognition for his And for his part, Dave expressed how thankful he was heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been where he was that EUDYHU\IURPORFDODQGQDWLRQDORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVDVZHOODVEHLQJSUHVHQWHGZLWKDZDUGVIURP night. several organizations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Had I been 4 feet to the left I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have seen her. That little difference, made all the difference.â&#x20AC;? .HHSLQJWKHLUERQG After their story faded from the headlines, the connection between Dahlberg and 6KDULQJWKHHIIHFWVRIDWWDFN Fuerch could have easily faded, too, with them going their separate ways and eventuThough Mary said she has no lasting physical effects from the attack, she and Dahlally losing touch with each other. But instead, the families werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to let their berg both acknowledge they do share these emotional effects, a lasting friendship, deep newfound bond just slip away any more than Dahlberg was about to let Fuerch slip family ties, and a stronger faith in God. away from that dark ledge. What Dave and Mary have shared for 40 years is truly a thanksgiving story.

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In a distant land so many miles away, Only Uncle Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great heroes get to go there Where I wished that I could also live someday. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they use a mountain boy like me?â&#x20AC;? The youngster noticed tears falling gently down the cheeks of his family. They would always remember those special words. On summer days the boy rode his bike a mile to the pea vinery and saw the German prisoners of war who had been sent to Wisconsin to work. He wanted to learn about them and their country and to hear their stories. They spoke mostly German. Not many questions could be asked or answered. The prisoners enjoyed good meals that were prepared by ladies hired to feed them. They seemed happy to be in America he thought, biking home again. It was his 11th birthday on Aug. 6, 1945, when news came over the radio that an American atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The European victory had been declared May 8, 1945. Could this mean the war in WKH3DFLĂ&#x20AC;FZRXOGEHRYHUDVZHOO" When the war was over, the lonesome soldiers came marching home. He waited for the chance to talk and ask questions of anyone who was willing to tell his experiences. His favorite toys now sat on a shelf: a

hand-carved aircraft carrier and tank, a windup battleship, a sailor hat with pins stuck on it and a large special button that read V For Victory. Always eager to learn more, through the years, the boy, now a man, read books and watched documentaries until he recognized airplanes, tanks, battleships, submarines, Jeeps and artillery used by allies and enemies. His daughter was born Aug. 14 and he pointed out that it was the anniversary of the day the Japanese had surrendered and World War II had ended. His son was born Aug. 9, the day that the Americans had dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 1945. Now retired, he struggled with his health. He had an extended stay in the hospital and then the time had come. The medical medicines and devices were no longer needed. The suffering was over. It was Sunday morning Dec. 7. About the writer: Meryl Walsten enjoys her country home out by Atlas, sharing it with wildlife and birds. Her spare time is spent traveling, reading, quilting and writing about family history. She hosts many family-and-friends events of music and chili cookoffs in her party shed. Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carousel, a revolving menagerie of pieces for your enjoyment, is created by participants in Carolyn Wedinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Write Right Now WITC Community Education classes in Frederic and Luck.

Reservations now open for Holiday Indulgence GRANTSBURG - The Grantsburg High School music department is planning to repeat an event that has become a holiday tradition. The annual Christmas concert will be presented in the style of dinner theater, with almost two hours of music and eating available to ticket holders. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20. The event is held at the high school, and the music department is transforming the gym into a festive per-

formance site. Ticket holders will be seated at tables to eat and listen to the students perform a wide variety of holiday music. The groups focus on traditional favorites of the season, but will also perform contemporary holiday music. A full holiday meal will be served consisting of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad bar and ice-cream sundaes. In addition to the great music, audience members will

be visited by Santa Claus. This will be an event to remember. Because the concertgoers will be seated at tables, a reservation is recommended for the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. Anyone interested can call Grantsburg High School, 715-463-5165, ext. 202, to place a reservation. Seating starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live music performances starting at that time,

with the large group performances starting about 30 minutes later. This performance has been a big hit with audiences and performers the last nine years. People say it really brings them into the holiday mood. It is also a performance fundraiser for the music department, with the money raised going to help with trip expenses. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

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Madison, will present an overview of the GXWLHVRIDKXPDQHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUDQGRSHQDGLVcussion on working together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With help from the community and collaboration with current animal welfare organizations, we can improve the outcome of stray, homeless and community companion animals in Polk and St. Croix counties,â&#x20AC;? said Tanya Borg, director of

7KHYLHZ IURPKHUH Steve Pearson Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also used overblown rhetoric in the past to characterize those I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with. And when that happens, it shuts down all possibility for dialogue and consensus-building. Recent surveys show that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re increasingly divided along racial lines. But in the face of highly publicized shootings of black men by white police RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV,EHOLHYHLW¡VSRVVLEOHWRĂ&#x20AC;QG common ground. And getting to that place should be the goal of all people of goodwill in these troubled times as we approach the annual celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. No one has a monopoly on truth, and sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in how we state our case. And in the case of police shootings, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for everyone to take some responsibility. Yes, there are several instances where video has captured what appears to be clear-cut homicide on the part of cops; witness the murders of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUDQG7DPLU5LFHDWWKHKDQGVRID Cleveland cop. But the circumstances surrounding some highly publicized police shootings have turned out to be murkier, notably the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., where the Justice Department concluded that there was QRWHYLGHQFHWRVXJJHVWWKDW2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU'DUren Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use of force was unreasonable. So we know two things. First, poOLFLQJLVGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWGDQJHURXVZRUN especially in the inner city where lines get blurred and events can unfold

the Farm, Feral & Stray program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pooling our resources and identifying organi]DWLRQVZLWKVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FSURJUDPVFDQDVVLVW more companion animals. Citizens in our community deserve to know the best avenue for receiving help for their particular problem.â&#x20AC;? )DUP)HUDO 6WUD\LVDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDnization that relies on donations, volunquickly. The old adage, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To get respect, \RXKDYHWRJLYHUHVSHFW¾à RZVERWK ways in these cases. And often, young African-American males have been immersed in a culture of disrespect and outright contempt for cops, which can lead to highly charged encounters. We DOVRNQRZWKDWSROLFHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVKDYHEHHQ JXLOW\RISURĂ&#x20AC;OLQJDQGWKDW$IULFDQ American males from all walks of life report in overwhelmingly high numbers that they rarely feel safe or respected in their encounters with law enforcement personnel. In all likelihood, most white people can never fully relate to these feelings. When both sides can acknowledge their responsibility for the problem, the possibility for change increases. But that only happens when we avoid WKHXVHRILQĂ DPPDWRU\UKHWRULFDQG Ă&#x20AC;QJHUSRLQWLQJ,IWKDW¡VMXVWQRW\RX then maybe the best you can do is get out of the way and let the peacemakers on both sides do their work. There are many instances where people of goodwill have been able to come together to Ă&#x20AC;QGDEHWWHUZD\IRUZDUG7KDWSURFHVV has begun after the latest police shooting in Minneapolis and it happened in Madison last spring. The underlying belief is that more face-to-face communication between affected parties is almost always a good thing, especially when the rhetoric is dialed down and both sides work to see the humanity in the other. So getting back to the abortion issue, is there any real possibility for understanding between the two sides? Polls show that Americans are pretty evenly divided between so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;pro-choiceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;pro-lifeâ&#x20AC;? positions with a slight majority saying abortion should be legal. About 20 percent say either abortion should be illegal under any circum-

teer fundraising events and grant funding to offer free or low-cost sterilization services for free-roaming cats in Northwest Wisconsin communities. For more information, contact Borg, 715-501-8488, tanyaffs@outlook.com. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

stances or legal in all situations. Views today are roughly where they were at the beginning of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration. One thing both sides can agree on is the desirability to reduce abortions. That can only happen when the incidence of unwanted pregnancies decreases. Most would agree that making contraception widely available is the best way to accomplish that, and that men need to take equal responsibility for preventing unwanted pregnancies. Beyond that, DJUHHPHQWFDQEHGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWEXWUDPSLQJ up the rhetoric can only hurt. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called the Planned Parenthood shootings â&#x20AC;&#x153;domestic terrorism,â&#x20AC;? and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153; â&#x20AC;Ś thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no excuse for killing other people,â&#x20AC;? but then added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening inside the Planned Parenthood headquarters, inside their clinics where many millions of babies die, or whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people attacking Planned Parenthood.â&#x20AC;? By creating that moral equivalency, he muddied the waters and made his overall intent unclear. Politicians who use tragic events to advance their own cause rarely help bring people together. One thing is certain - weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to disagree about many things. And being free to express those disagreements is fundamental to a democracy. But the advent of the Internet and social media KDVPDGHLWSRVVLEOHWRLQĂ DPHDQG incite with ease, often anonymously. The shootings in Colorado Springs are one more reminder that along with the right to say what we believe comes the responsibility to do it in a way that enhances understanding and allows for the possibility of reconciling our differences. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lesson I have to relearn on a regular basis.


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Polk County and the Ice Age Trail featured at Outdoor Expo POLK COUNTYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;The National Scenic Ice Age Trail, which starts in Polk Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interstate Park, was featured at the 62nd-biannual Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo held FridaySunday, Nov. 20-22, in Minneapolis. Polk County Tourism Council members Roxanne White and William Johnson, both from Frederic, provided expo visitors with information about the 1,100mile hiking trail across Wisconsin that follows the southern edge of the glacier that covered a large portion of the state and then retreated, 10,000 years ago, leaving behind the geography of our state we enjoy today. They also distributed Polk County Visitors Guides, maps and area promotional information. More than 10,000 people attend the three-day expo, held in November and April each year. The Ice Age Trail has more than 1.2 million visitors a year, who bring $113 million to the state and local economies. Destination marketing is important to Polk County, where visitors spend around $79 million annually. Polk County serves as the western terminus of the trail in Interstate Park and has many interesting segments, including the recently completed trail segment

through Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest state park, Straight Lake, east of Luck. The Ice Age Trail Alliance, and the local Indianhead chapter, have hosted several Mobil Skills trail-building events over the past three years to complete trail segments through Straight Lake State Park and one segment north of St. Croix Falls. Many interesting remnants of the glacierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advance and retreat are easily seen in Straight Lake Park, east of Luck and Frederic. For more information on the Ice Age Trail go to iceagetrail.org and other area trail opportunities, polkcountytourism. com. - submitted

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work to assist low-income individuals, families and other vulnerable populations in communities to become more VHOI²VXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW $FFHVVLQJ KHDOWK LQVXUance and health care can often be a muchneeded gateway to becoming a little more economically secure in meeting their own personal and familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare needs given the high costs of health care. Although ICAA Inc. did not receive any funding for outreach initiatives, community services specialists and other staff assisted in getting correct information out to the public and to employees about resources and reputable websites to access information on the ACA. The agency also conducted an internal survey of employees to assess their knowledge of the ACA

and health insurance coverage to provide accurate information on enrollment and placed referrals to ACA navigators. Additional efforts consisted of small informational events for ICAA Inc. employees, clients and small businesses. One event was held at a home-health satellite RIĂ&#x20AC;FH WDUJHWLQJ KRPH KHDOWK ZRUNHUV health aides and personal care workers, while another one was hosted for the public at the Rusk County Connections Store and More. ICAA Inc. staff provided ZULWWHQLQIRUPDWLRQWKURXJKĂ \HUVZLWK referrals placed to ACA navigators at Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, local clinic and the rural critical-access hospital staff where FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGFRXQVHORUVZHUHDYDLODEOH

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Woodswhimsy the gnome the gaily decorated holiday grounds. Part of that decor will include specially trimmed trees done up by local Lions clubs, focusing on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snow-Much Funâ&#x20AC;?; no word on whether that will be renamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey â&#x20AC;Ś Have Fun Anyway, OK?â&#x20AC;? The visitors centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas ambiance will be enhanced by various musical toots and songs presented by area residents. Your UDYHQRXVDSSHWLWHDQGRUWKLUVWFDQĂ&#x20AC;QG relief at the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visitors center. Shhh â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a silent auction featuring dozens of donated items will be highlighted in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back wing. Located nearby are the rest rooms in which you will want to ponder your bids, spot loose change to up the ante with, or pray for a way through â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told those pesky elves will have a unique building in which they will host a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-only store, featuring unique gift items at low prices, so you can keep your kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; allowances down. The siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular gift shop will include items ranging from birch-bark crafts to books, cards, besides lots of items you never NQHZ\RXZHUHVRGHVSHUDWHWRĂ&#x20AC;QG2U purchase a gift sure to enchant those easy-to-please elves. Outside frolics will focus on horsedrawn sleighs, or wagon rides if little or no snow shows up in time. Once on board youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a fun ride across the woodsy surroundings. Meanwhile, fur trade character Angelika will entertain young and old alike with intriguing

tales of a pre-Chrismas sort; big hint, this is a great place to cure any developing tinselitis from too much Christmas, as Angieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories are more geared to winter/solstice/North Woods life than the holiday period per se. In other words, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have been here in the years of the fur trade, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the sort of stories people told then. Santa Claus, the elf-master himself, will hear your gift requests and report them to the appropriate bureaucrat, spy, or elf. Word is heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be hosting young visitors and their adult companions at the restored 1870s-era Karlsborg schoolhouse. Except youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a giant gingerbread house once the elf volunWHHUVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKWKHLUGHFRUDWLYHWRXFKHVWR the place. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more details, but my pal the Old Recluse fell asleep at the last committee planning meeting; of natural causes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told. Something for everyone, it appears. Free admission to the grounds, with certain activities requiring tickets. A

variety of things to do, and see, plus food and drink. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the old saying? A good time for allâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;except for gnomes? 7KHGDWHRIWKHVHHOĂ&#x20AC;QHVFDSDGHV againâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 DQGIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWJRURXQGDQGDJDLQ the following Saturday, Dec. 12. By then the elves are slumped over, Santa is done in, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to look elsewhere to satiate your seasonal excesses. More info or panic attacks can also be accessed by tootling 715-866-8890 or sledding over to theforts.org, using that web thingie. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is located on CTH U, three miles west of the Hwy. 35/CTH U intersection in Burnett Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yellow Lakes region between Webster and Danbury. Signed, Woodswhimsy ÂŤDQLQGHSHQGHQWZULWHUQRWDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHG with Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park

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ST. CROIX FALLS - Rob Lubben, driver for St. Croix Falls School District bus No. 7, would never want the recognition, but an act of kindness recently shown in appreciation of his riders was immeasurable. Lubben and his wife, Melinda, reserved the party room at the Village Pizzeria in Dresser for a pizza night for his riders and their families on Thursday, Nov. 19. Each family was presented a $5 coupon toward a pizza, and the Lubbens also paid for all the soda drinks. 7KHIDPLO\PHPEHUVDWWHQGLQJWKHSDUW\Ă&#x20AC;OOHG WKHODUJHJURXSSDUW\URRPRYHUĂ RZLQJLQWR

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Marsha Ann Jensen (nee Sheehan), 67, was born Oct. Marilyn G. Jensen, 79, of Rice Lake, Wis., and formerly 10, 1948, in Amery, Wis., to Marshall and Wilma Sheeof Centuria, Wis., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, han of Milltown, Wis. Marsha passed peacefully at 2015, at her home in Rice Lake. home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 28, Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the 2015, after her courageous four-year Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Chetek, battle with cancer. Wis. She will be laid to rest at the New Home Cemetery Marsha was born and passed away in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis. in Polk County, but spent much of The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home has her early and teen life traversing the been entrusted with arrangements. country with her father, mother and brothers while her father worked on large-scale construction projects. Marsha and her brothers attended 22 different schools while traveling around the country. Marshaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family returned to the ST. CROIX FALLS - On Sunday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., Polk County area in 1967 after Marshaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school the First Presbyterian Church of St. Croix Falls will be graduation from Del Rio Public High School in Del celebrating the joy of music with a worship service of Rio, Texas. Marsha worked at Minnesota Plastics in music. Then at 3 p.m. they will be hosting the St. Croix St. Paul, Minn., before enrolling at UW-Stout in MenoValley Ecumenical Choir as they present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let There Be monie, Wis. In August of 1970 Marsha married Mark Christmas.â&#x20AC;? The church thinks this is a great way to cel:-HQVHQRI/XFN:LV0DUNDQG0DUVKD¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWPDUebrate the Christmas season and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to keep ried years were spent in Menomonie and Neenah, Wis., it to themselves, so they invite everyone to join them. Rewhere their children, Jacob and Jacqueline, were born. freshments will be served after the 3 p.m. performance. In 1976 Mark and Marsha came back to Luck to join First Presbyterian is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the church in the pinesâ&#x20AC;? at 719 Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, Levi and Harriet, in the family business Nevada St. in St. Croix Falls. If you would like additional RI-HQVHQ)XUQLWXUH0DUVKDVSHQWWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDUVLQ information, please call 715-­483-­3550. They look forward Luck raising their children and doing child care from to having you visit. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted WKHLUKRPHLQ/XFN0DUVKDRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\MRLQHGWKHIDPLO\ business in 1984 where she worked side by side with her family until her health would not allow her to. 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The special feature 2013 and grand marshal for the Luck Winter Carnival for the morning will be Lois Miller presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live and in 2014. Learn with Lena.â&#x20AC;? Marshaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest enjoyment was spending time with Reservations and cancellations are necessary by Tuesher family, including seven grandchildren. Along with day, Dec. 8. Please contact Betty at 651-592-7416 or Mary being a talented gardener, Marsha was an excellent at 715-554-2330. The cost is $10 inclusive for the luncheon cook and loved spending time in her kitchen cooking ZLWKSURJUDP)RUVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FTXHVWLRQVRUFRQVLGHUDWLRQV for her family, teaching her daughter, daughter-in-law Dena can be reached prior to the luncheon at 715-755and granddaughters her craft, and her gift of hosting 2463. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted annual family gatherings where Marsha would graciously open the doors of their home for all to enjoy. Marsha also enjoyed sightseeing from her and Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motorcycle, camping with the grandkids, taking (selfnamed) â&#x20AC;&#x153;putt puttsâ&#x20AC;? around Big Butternut Lake on My grandpa was the greatest! He was one of the hardest their pontoon, attending her grandchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many working men that I knew. I loved to chase him around the athletic and musical events, and reminiscing about her farm when I was little. He was the kindest, most gentle family history. soul. 92 years! He had a wonderful & very full life. We lost Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Marhim last night. I know in recent weeks things had changed. shall and Wilma (Jensen-Reitz) Sheehan; her oldest I will always remember your beautiful heart. I love you grandpa. I hope they all know how to play Dirty Clubs in brother, Leroy (Dixie Mabry) Carston; brother, Pat heaven because my grandpa is the best! Rest in paradise Sheehan; sister-in-law, Jane Sheehan; and niece, Cherie grandpa. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure gonna miss your hugs. Strohl. XO Brooke Erickson Mott   3W Marsha is survived by her husband, Mark; children, Jacob J. (Sonja) Jensen and Jacqueline (Craig) Gordon; brother, Timothy J. Sheehan; niece, Emily L. Sheehan; grandchildren, Isabelle Ann Jensen, Levi Marshall Jensen, Wyatt Jacob Jensen, Julia Ruby Gordon, Marshall Ray Gordon, Jameson Jensen Gordon and Blake Joseph Tomandl; sister-in-law, Dixie Carston and her children, Charlene Carston, Charles Carston and Cindy Fitton; sister-in-law, Margaret (Bill) Jensen Connet and her children, Daniel, Andrew and Samuel; and many greatnieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. The family would like to thank the members of Luck BALSAM LAKE and surrounding communities for all of the well-wishing and prayers sent Marshaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way, along with the caregiving team from Lean On Me Homecare and St. Croix Hospice. 916 Badger Drive Marshaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family has requested memorials be desigBalsam Lake, WI 54810 nated to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 255, The 715-485-3131 Courage Center, Hope House and Interfaith Caregivâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Worldwide Deliveryâ&#x20AC;? 888-374-8894 ers of Polk County, Luck Lutheran Church, Luck Public Like us on or visit us online at Library, Luther Point Bible Camp and Kinship of Polk balsamlakeprolawn.com Facebook County. EXPERTS IN THE ART OF EXPRESSIONÂŽ Visitation will be held at Luck Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Luck Lutheran on Monday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., Where do we start! Thank you so much to all the medical personnel & EMTs that rushed to our with one hour visitation cabin Sunday evening and tried so hard to save our precious Gary. prior to the service. Thank you for all the prayers, hugs, cards & memorials, food, kind thoughts and memories shared. You are invited to sign an They all mean so very much to us. online guestbook at rowefh. We had no idea how many peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives Gary had touched during his life. But we know you were com or wicremationcenter. very special to him and he loved each and every one of you. Thank you to Rowe Funeral Home for all the kindness & compassion showed to us; to Pastor com. Arrangements are Marilyn Crossfield for her guidance & comforting Celebration of Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life. Thank you to Shawn entrusted to Rowe Funeral Gudmunsen, Wendy Peterson and Margie Nelson for the lovely music. 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Dorothy K. Stream passed away in Mora, Minn., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the age of 93 years. She was born May 23, 1922, in Siren, Wis. She grew up in Siren and left school to go to work at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in St. Paul. She worked in the Twin Cities until her marriage to Vernon Stream on March 27, 1940. They moved to a farm near Cannon Falls, Minn., for a period of time. Vernon was able to get a job at the Range Creamery so they moved to Range, Wis., where they made their home and raised their family. Over the years Dorothy held several jobs. She was at the pea factory in St. Croix Falls, Wis., the Twin Cities $UVHQDODQGWKHQ)DEUL7HN+HUĂ&#x20AC;QDOMREZDVZRUNLQJ at Golden Age Manor in Amery until retiring. Dorothy was always a hard worker, but always put her IDPLO\Ă&#x20AC;UVW+DYLQJFRIIHHDQGYLVLWLQJZLWKIDPLO\DQG friends was a favorite time for her. She was a longtime member of Elim Lutheran Church in Range and more recently was a member of Peace Lutheran in Dresser, Wis. She was busy with quilting, embroidery and having a EHDXWLIXOĂ RZHUJDUGHQ6KHDOVRHQMR\HGVSHQGLQJWLPH at the hunting shack. As her health declined, Dorothy moved to Mora to live with her daughter, Barbara. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; brother, Howard Anderson; grandson, Kevin Prindle; and great-grandson, Joshua Patraw. Surviving family members include her son, Jim (Betty Jo) Stream; daughters, Barbara (Rollo) Zufall and Debra (Mark) Prindle; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, DuWayne (Rose) Wiberg; and sister, Arlene (Earl) Spaulding as well as other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at Elim Lutheran Church in Range. Burial was at the Lakeview Cemetery in Siren. You may sign an online guest book and view a video tribute at williamsonwhite.com. The Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family.

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2%,78$5,(6 Lyle R. Rider Lyle R. Rider, of Dresser, Wis., died at the age of 70. God came for Lyle on Nov. 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day, at 3:53 p.m., after a 15month battle with cancer. His wife, Mary, was holding his hand and multiple family members were at his side. Because of his family he was never alone. Lyle was born April 7, 1945, in Ladysmith, Wis., to James and Edith Rider. He served in Germany in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on Nov. 11, 1965. He married his wife, Mary, on July 23, 1970, and the marriage was blessed by the Catholic Church on Jan. 23, 1971. To this union three children were born. Lyle was a welder all of his life, working at Ryan Equipment in White Bear, Minn., for 10 years, Custom Fire Apparatus for 15 years, until being called back by an ex-co-worker to work at Beuthling Manufacturing in Clear Lake, Wis.

On Nov. 7, 2007, Lyle retired and enjoyed every minute of it, just being home, along with Mary. In his free time he enjoyed cutting grass, hanging out at the shack, having a beer and not even hunting, and driving his car. Past hobbies included auto mechanic, drag racing, circuit racing and his John Deere lawn mower. Lyle is survived by his wife, Mary; son, William (Teresa) Rider; daughter, Julie (Jeremy) Gross; brother, Walter (Lynna) Rider; sisters, Margaret (Jerry) Anderson and Darlene (Paul) Beachboard; grandchildren, Riley and Elliot Gross, Allison, Mackenzie and Cole Rider; in-laws, Kathy (Bill) Hosch, Betty (Mark) Kralewski, Don (Dawn) Fehlen, Eugene Fehlen, Ricky (Michelle) Fehlen, Allan (Renee) Fehlen, Fred Kreft and Marty Peterson; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Town of Eureka. grandstrandfh.com.

Betty Ida Skinner Betty Ida Skinner, 93, of Grantsburg, Wis., passed away Nov. 25, 2015. Betty was born Sept. 30, 1922, to her loving parents, Ida and Stanley Clementson, where she was raised with six sisters on a family farm in Branstad, Wis. She ZDVEDSWL]HGDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGDW%HWKDQ\ Lutheran Church. She attended Branstad School through eighth grade and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1940. She was united in marriage to Morris Skinner on Dec. 27, 1941. Morris was the local music director in Grantsburg Schools. They made their home in Grantsburg and had a good marriage, which lasted 30 years, until Morris GLHGLQ7KH\ZHUHEOHVVHGZLWKĂ&#x20AC;YH children, Christine, Martha, Sarah, Elizabeth and Peter. Betty was an avid reader who enjoyed a vast variety of well-written books. One of her joys was discussing books with Pastor Myron Carlson, who also gave her recommendations on books he had read. Betty was a member of Faith Lutheran Church for many, many years. She was involved in the life of the church, welcoming members, new members and visitors, served on the church council and was active in Women of the ELCA. Betty worked in the public library, which began in the basement of the old Larson Hardware, and later, when it moved to the old hospital building. Throughout the years, Betty did day care for a number of children. She was an employee of Faith Lutheran Church for over 20 years. %HWW\ORYHGWKHĂ RZHUVJDUGHQLQJIRU many years, and enjoyed the birds coming to her many bird feeders. Family and friends were always welcomed with a hot cup of coffee and good conversation. She

loved spending time with her children and their families and her sisters, with whom she was very close. She was a loving and grateful woman and will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Morris; parents, Stanley and Ida Clementson; granddaughter, Emily Smith; sister, Velva Bauer; nephew, Kevin &RRNDQGĂ&#x20AC;YHEURWKHUVLQODZ Betty is survived by her children, Christine (Gene) Larson, Martha (Seymour) Pederson, Sarah (Steve) Smith, Elizabeth (Greg) Bossany and Peter (Margaret) Skinner; grandchildren, Stephanie DeBuhr, Gina Barber, Tyler Smith, Jordan Smith and Gabriel Smith; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Beck, Isabella, Roman and Bennett; sisters, Ruby Cook, Dolores Johnson, Elayne Johnson, Marjorie Robinson and Deborah (Pepper) Clementson; special family, Bunny Johnson, Darcy Johnson, Libby Johnson and Lori Cullen; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A graveside committal service is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m., at the Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg. Following the service, friends are asked to join for a Celebration of Life for Betty at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. Pallbearers are Jim Erickson, Charley Peterson, John Dahlberg, Brent Blomberg, Craig Selander and Rick Erickson. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Smith, Jordan Smith, Gabriel Smith, Walfrid Johnson, Scott Cook, Kerry-Todd Cook and Rocky Cook. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. Online condolences may be expressed at swedberg-taylor.com.

Gerald (Jerry) P. Laqua Gerald (Jerry) P. Laqua, 79, of Frederic, Wis., passed away peacefully at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, 2015, with his family at his bed side. Jerry was born April 2, 1936, in St. Paul to Francis and Marie Laqua. He graduated from Washington High School. Jerry served in the Navy and then transferred to the Army where he was honorably discharged in June of 1956. He worked at McMillian Manufacturing for 30 - plus years. He was president of WKH)UHGHULF6FKRRO%RDUGYROXQWHHUĂ&#x20AC;UHĂ&#x20AC;JKWHUDQGWUHDVXUHURIWKH/LRQV&OXERI Siren. When he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t busy playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, -HUU\ HQMR\HG JROĂ&#x20AC;QJ VSHQGLQJ WLPH LQ the workshop, being in the woods and mowing his lawn. On Sept. 24, 1960, he married Marlene Seracki. Gerald was preceded in death by his

parents; and his brother, Bill. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene; children, Laurie (Reed) Stevens, Cheryl Hawkins, Mike (Lori) Laqua, Mark (Lisa) Laqua, Joan (Nick) Guzzo and Jeff Laqua; 13 grandchildren, Sara, Heather, Kayla, Corey, Krysta, Crysta, Mitchell, Danielle, Taylor, Jenna, Cullen, Elli and Kali; and great-grandchildren, Carsen, Stella, Kylie and Ayana. A memorial service was held at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Frederic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with Father Tom ThakaGLSXUDPRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ0XVLFZDVSURYLGHG by vocalist Terri Stoner and organist Audrey Ruck. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Laqua, Mitchell Laqua, Taylor Hawkins and Cullen Guzzo. An online guest book is available at rowefh.com or wicremationcenter. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-3274475, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.

Ralph Alan Johansen Ralph Alan Johansen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gus,â&#x20AC;? 69, Luck, Wis., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Health Care System in Minneapolis, with his loving family at his side. Ralph was born on May 29, 1946, in Frederic, Wis., the son of Valdemar (Wally) and Pauline (Bjornton) Johansen. Gus grew up in the West Denmark Community and was baptized DQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGLQWKH:HVW'HQPDUN/Xtheran Church. He attended Luck Public Schools. Gus was always looking for business opportunities. As a teenager he worked a summer on his Uncle Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm in Iowa, he logged a tamarack swamp and sold the fenceposts that he made from the wood for 50 cents each, he was a lifeguard at the Luck beach and he pumped gas at the Shell station in Luck. He graduated from Luck High School on a Friday, and on Monday he began work at Fidelity State Bank. Shortly after, he attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business. In 1969, he was drafted into the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Ord, Calif., for two years, before his honorable discharge in 1971. Gus worked between the Luck and Dresser branches of the Fidelity State Bank over the next 10 years. Next, he ZRUNHGDW'XUH[LQWKHEXVLQHVVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH He then started at Home Federal Savings and Loan, managing the Taylors Falls branch. During this time, he also earned his real estate brokerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and worked for Art Anderson Realty part time. On May 31, 1974, he married the love of his life, Lois Skow, and they built a home on the Chippewa Trail. The next few years were spent expanding their family to include four children, Ryan, Kyle, Kris and Angela. In 1979, the couple purchased Northside Auto Clinic, a new and used car dealership. They moved their family to live in a home next to the dealership in Luck. Gus owned and operated that business until 2001. Next, he opened the Pawn Gallery, in Luck. This gave him an outlet for his lifetime passion of gun collecting. He and his faithful employee and trusted friend, Karen Kelly, ran that business until 2012, when he sold the Pawn Gallery and retired. Over the years, Gus sat on many community boards and committees. He was an active member of the Luck Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and singing in the church choir for many years. He sat on the Luck School Board for 16 years, served two terms on the Polk County Board, was a charter member of the Youth Sports Unlimited Program, and for a time he was the constable of the Town of Luck. For 25 years, he was a volunteer for the Luck Fire Department and later became an auctioneer for community fundraisers. When children called the North Pole, Gus was the voice of Santa Claus that they told their wishes to via the Luck Telephone Company. Gus was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed his many Colorado hunting trips with his brother, Glenn, his brother-in-law, Harold, his father, Wally, and in later years, his sons and VRQLQODZ +H ORYHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ WULSV that he took annually with many friends from Luck. He looked forward to â&#x20AC;&#x153;bear

campâ&#x20AC;? and spending time with his bear hunting pals each year. He loved going to DXFWLRQVJXQVKRZVDQGĂ HDPDUNHWV+H was a proud supporter of the Luck Cardinals and enjoyed watching whatever sport, play or musical event there was. Opening deer season was the highlight of his entire year, as he was surrounded by his sons, nephews, grandchildren, brother and father. Most of all, Gus enjoyed the time that he spent at the family cabin in the Town of Sterling, the area known as the Barrens, west of Cushing. Gus and Lois had a cabin there for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, playing cards and all that is included in â&#x20AC;&#x153;shackâ&#x20AC;? life. Gus enjoyed starting his day with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;coffee clutch,â&#x20AC;? a local group of problem solvers, who convened at the Holiday Station each morning. Gus always had a story tell. He enjoyed talking to people wherever he went. He will be remembered by his stories, his larger-than-life personality and his smile. He had a great sense of humor. He was the most proud of his family and was always looking forward to the birth of each of his many grandchildren. In the last 10 years, Gus has had many complex health issues. He has struggled with cancer and a blood disorder that caused his rapid decline over the last year. He enjoyed special moments with his family despite his poor health. Ultimately, he lost a battle with renal failure RQ 1RY  +LV IDPLO\ Ă&#x20AC;QGV FRPIRUW LQ the fact that he had trusted Jesus as his savior and will now spend eternal life in heaven. Gus was preceded in death by his parents, Wally and Pauline; stepmother, Ev Johansen; and his infant grandson, Drew Chivers. Ralph leaves to celebrate his memory his wife, Lois Johansen, Luck; children and grandchildren, Ryan (Camilla) Zackary and Nickolas Tronrud; Elliana and Milena Johansen of Luck, Kyle (Heather), Jack, Gage, Stella, Ruby, Jens and Jude Johansen of Luck, Kris (Lora) and Anders Johansen of Alma, Wis., and Angela (Aaron), Emily, Megan, Owen, Ivan and August Chivers of Luck. He is also survived by his brother, Glenn (Kathy) Johansen, Spring Valley, Wis.; sisters, Bonnie (Bill) Bronstad, Plymouth, Minn., Wanda Johansen of Rice Lake, Wis., and Laila Johansen of Aurora, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Lois Skow, of Luck; and brother-in-law, Harold Skow, of Luck. He has many nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m., at Luck Lutheran Church. Pastor Ralph Thompson will RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWH 9LVLWDWLRQ ZLOO EH KHOG DW WKH church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Margie Nelson and special music by Lily, Paulina, Madeline and Laura Johansen. Following the service, Gus will be laid to rest at the Luck Village Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Memmer, Roger Nelson, Karen and Bill Kelly, Mike Martinson and Al Lundee. Please join the family for lunch and fellowship back at the church following cemetery services. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

%HUQLFH2¡&RQQRU Bernice Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, 94, passed away in Parker, Colo., on Nov. 23, 2015. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., to Ambrose and Hazel Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brian. She graduated from Central High School in St. Paul and was employed by the 1RUWKHUQ 3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F 5DLOroad. She married Emmett Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor in 1942 and they celebrated 66 years together. ToJHWKHUWKH\UDLVHGĂ&#x20AC;YH children. Their first homes after marriage were in St. Paul and they then moved to Pueblo, Colo., where they resided for 30 years before moving to Webster, Wis. At the age of 88, after the death of Emmett, she moved back to Colorado to be with her daughters and fami-

lies. Bernice enjoyed being surrounded by her family, she also enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmett; sisters, Agnes and Helen; and her sons, Dennis and Michael. She is survived by her two daughters, Maureen Kallio and Pamela Johnson; and son, Terry Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor and his wife, Rhonda. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at Ave Maria Catholic Parish, Parker, Colo., on Dec. 4. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, at a later date. Memorials may be given to Hospice Care of the Rockies or to Ave Maria Catholic Parish.


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Larry Arnold Clauson, 76, of Danbury, Wis., passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Nov. 25, 2015. Larry was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Superior, Wis., to parents Arnold and Ruth. Larry grew up in Superior and graduated from Central High School in 1957. While working on his electronic techQLFLDQ FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH DW 6DOWHU 9RFDWLRQDO School, Larry enlisted in the National Guard. After graduation, Larry was recalled into active duty for the U.S. Army, serving as a cryptographer. In 1974, Larry was initiated into the Masons through Joppa Lodge No. 300 in Minneapolis. Larry was employed by Control Data for 30 years in the Government Systems Division. Larry and Fran were married on July 5, 1976, and they shared 39 happy years together. Upon retirement in 1991, they moved to the family cabin on Big McGraw Lake in Danbury. During retirement, Larry worked at the Hole In The Wall Casino and Hotel for eight years. Larry and Fran were longtime active members of Zion Lutheran Church in Markville, Minn., where he played the piano HDFK6XQGD\/DUU\DOVRHQMR\HGKXQWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJEODFNjack, being outdoors, traveling and wintering in Gulf Shores, Ala. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Ruth; stepfathers, Bud Johnson and Lawrence Kinblom; and grandson, Joe Belstler. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Fran; sons, Mike (Becky) and Steve (Lea); stepdaughters, Dot (Greg) Belstler and Cindee Kohagen; grandchildren, Thomas, Marissa, Justin, Tyler, Kyla, Chad, Jill and Jeff; greatgrandson, Rylan; stepbrother, Bob Kinblom; stepsister-inlaw, Pat Kinblom; special lifelong friend, Gary Anderson; and many other loving relatives and friends. The celebration of Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Markville on Saturday, Nov. 28. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Online condolences may be expressed DW VZHGEHUJWD\ORUFRP ,Q OLHX RI Ă RZHUV PHPRULDOV preferred to Regional Hospice Services, Spooner, Wis., or Zion Lutheran Church, Markville.

James (Jim) Gordon Kyes James (Jim) Gordon Kyes, 71, of Falun, Wis., passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2015, after struggling with complications from heart failure. He was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Gordon Kyes and Lovella (Peggy) (Langland Kyes) Strabel. He grew up in Washburn County and attended Spooner 6FKRROV+HHQMR\HGKXQWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJJRLQJWRDXFWLRQV and working on old cars and tractors. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Richard Strabel; and brother and sister-in-law, Michael (Linda) Kyes. He was survived by his children, Jim Kyes Jr., Joe (Tamie) Kyes, Jennifer (Mark) Hanson and Janet (Mike) Overvold; nine grandsons; siblings, Judy (Louis) Branton, Patrick (Sharlene) Kyes, Kelly (Anthony) Thompson and Dan (Becky) Strabel; and many others. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha, Wis., with the Rev. Ken Burg RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJDQGIHOORZVKLSIROORZLQJ3ULYDWHLQWHUPHQW will take place at a later time.

Joseph H. Swager Joseph H. Swager, 55, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his residence in the Town of Balsam Lake. Joseph was born Jan. 28, 1960, in Wisconsin, the son of Henrietta and Bernard Swager. He was married to Debra Corty. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. That date will be posted when available. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Dorothy Annabelle Lee, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the United Pioneer Home in Luck, Wis., at age 100 years, 8 months and 2 days. Dorothy was born March 21, 1915, in the Town of Eureka in Polk County on a farm near Wolf Creek, Wis. She was the fourth child of Rollo and Laura (Fye) Doolittle. She attended school at Wolf Creek through eighth grade. At age 13 she moved to St. Croix Falls to attend high school. She started in 1929 and graduated in 1932. While living near the Lee residence in St. Croix Falls, she met Bert Laverne Lee. They married Feb. 1, 1933, at Center City, Chisago County, Minn. They lived in a oneroom cabin on the property owned by Bertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Verious Lee. To this union, four children were born, Jack, Warren, Daniel and Bonita. Dorothy had many hobbies and interests. She pitched on a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball league, she loved gardening in KHUKXJHĂ RZHUDQGYHJHWDEOHJDUGHQVDQGVKHUDLVHG raspberries and grapes, canning or freezing everything. Everyone loved her garlic dill pickles. Another one of her favorite things to do was spend a whole day picking wild blueberries and strawberries. She not only cooked and baked for a huge extended family, but also for friends of her children. Other hobbies included crocheting and embroidery. After Dorothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kids were in school, she was able to work outside the home. She worked at the creamery in Taylors Falls, Ericksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery Store and the sewing factory in SCF. +HUWUXHSDVVLRQZDVKXQWLQJDQGĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ6KHHQMR\HG being at the deer camp and cooked for the many deer hunters, as well as hunting herself. She hunted until age 94, about the same time she quit driving. For many of her later years, Dorothy drove elderly in her neighborhood to appointments and grocery shopping. She bought and delivered groceries to those who were unable to shop. She was preceded in death by husband, Bert Laverne Lee; parents, Rollo and Laura Doolittle; sisters, Ruth Thill and Ester Carey; brothers, Lawrence, Glen and Ralph Doolittle; and great-grandchild, Nicole Swanson. She is survived by her children, Jack (Shirley) Lee of Lake Stevens, Wash., Warren (Barb) Lee of Prescott, Wis., Daniel (Nancy) Lee of Hopkins, Minn., and Bonita (RuePatrick Robert Johnson, 61, of Grantsburg, Wis., passed ben) Swanson of rural St. Croix Falls; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchilaway on Nov. 22, 2015. Pat was born on March 27, 1954, in Corner Brook, dren. Dorothy received the Centenarian Award from the Newfoundland, Canada. The second state of Wisconsin in July of 2015. child of Verlyn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? and Mary Alma Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Johnson, Pat attended and graduated Alliance Church of the Valley. Interment was in St. Croix from Grantsburg High School in 1972. Falls Cemetery. Arrangements by the Grandstrand FuThroughout his youth, Pat spent many neral Home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edling Chapel, grandstrandfh.com. hours learning the meaning of hard work by helping relatives on both the Orr and Kallman farms. Pat joined the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany. Upon his return, he worked for Onan, Shafer Construction, Harmon %URV *UDQWVEXUJ 3RVW 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH 'XUH[ Michele Rae Deering, 58, of Siren, Wis., passed away and most recently Weir Minerals - Linatex. unexpectedly on Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2015. On June 10, 1978, Pat married the love of his life, Mary Michele was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 29, 1957, Bruner. Together, they built their home just a few miles daughter of Donald A. and Geraldine J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gerrieâ&#x20AC;? (Huss) west of Grantsburg. They started their family with the Deering Sr. She was raised in St. Paul and then moved birth of their son, Jeffrey, in 1980 and soon after, in 1981, with her parents to Siren in 1977. She was currently emthey welcomed a daughter, Jennifer. Pat loved his fam- SOR\HGDW'LYHUVLĂ&#x20AC;HG6HUYLFHV,QFLQ6LUHQ ily and was always extremely proud of his children and 0LFKHOHGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KDG-HVXVLQKHUKHDUW6KHKDGD grandchildren. cheery, friendly demeanor, and a forgiving spirit. She 3DWORYHGWKH3DFNHUVKXQWLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFDPSLQJWUDY- loved listening to Christian music and visiting with fameling when possible and all the good times he spent with ily and friends on the phone. She had beautiful handwrithis family and friends. Pat always lived by the quote, ing and enjoyed playing cards, especially 10s. Michele â&#x20AC;&#x153;God, family and the Green Bay Packers, in that particu- also loved shopping for new clothes and lipsticks. She lar order.â&#x20AC;? was extremely fond of having makeup parties with her Pat is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Mary grandchildren. She loved making French toast for her Johnson; mother, Mary Alma Johnson; son, Jeffrey group home family every weekend. She also loved to go (Ahnie) Johnson; daughter, Jennifer Johnson; grandchil- to the casino every now and then. dren, Axel and Ila Johnson; brother, Paul (Mary Jane) Surviving are her mother, Gerrie Deering; children, Johnson; sisters, Patzy (Steve) Wenthe, Pam (Steve) Shaun Deering, Jamie Deering, Faith (Taylor) Bergeron Geiger, Penny (Bill) Wolf; honorary brother, Bob (Barb) and Brittany (Matt) Beecroft; grandchildren, Farrah, Kallman; sister-in-law, Anne Koss; brothers-in-law, Jerry Chloe, Adelyn, newborn, Leah Michele, Breanna and (Ann) Bruner, John Bruner and Tom Bruner; nieces, Ni- Matthew; and siblings, Robyn (Terry) Bjornstad, Donald cole, Kari and Alisha; nephews, Jason, Michael, William, (Debbie) Deering Jr., and Randy (Jeanie) Deering. MiDaniel, Jimmy, Kyle, Christopher, Julian, Don, RJ, Mi- chele is also survived by aunts, Gloria Huss and Sharon chael and Mark; great-nephews, Brantley, Jayden, Mizak Martagon; nieces and nephews, Amber Pardun, Adam and Jack; great-niece, Avril; and many other relatives and Bjornstad, Calli Bjornstad, Donielle Deering, Kaci Deerfriends. ing, Josh Deering and Jennifer Deering; as well as many Pat was preceded in death by his father, Verlyn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Budâ&#x20AC;? other relatives. Johnson; maternal and paternal grandparents; motherShe was preceded in death by her father, Donald A in-law, Gerene Bruner; brother-in-law, Mike Bruner; and Deering Sr.; an infant brother, Frank Leo Deering; an numerous aunts and uncles. infant sister, Lisa Marie Deering; and an aunt, LaDonna A visitation was held Friday, Nov. 27, at Immaculate Bennis. Conception Catholic Church in Grantsburg. A memorial The memorial service honoring and celebrating the life Mass was held Saturday, Nov. 28, at Immaculate Concep- of Michele Deering will be conducted at 3 p.m. with visition Catholic Church in Grantsburg. Father Tom Thaka- tation 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lakeview Event dipuram led the Mass. Full military honors concluded the Center, 24467 Hwy. 35/70, Siren, with Pastor Carl Heidel service at the church. RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ$IHOORZVKLSOXQFKHRQZLOOIROORZWKHVHUArrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Fu- vice. neral Home in Grantsburg, Wis. Online condolences may Arrangements have been entrusted with Swedbergbe expressed at swedberg-taylor.com. Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Siren. Online condolences may be expressed at swedberg-taylor. com.

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Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sense of entitlement takes the joy out of Christmas 4 , IHHO OLNH ,¡P Ă&#x20AC;JKWLQJ DQ XSKLOO EDWWOH ZLWK P\ NLGV ZKHQ LW FRPHV WR HQWLWOHPHQWDQG&KULVWPDVRQO\PDNHV WKLQJVZRUVH$VHDVRQ,RQFHFKHULVKHG KDVEHFRPHVRPHWKLQJ,ORRNIRUZDUG WRDVPXFKDVDURRWFDQDO$Q\DGYLFH" Jim: I think there are many parents who share your frustration. In fact, your situation reminds me of a family featured on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Morning Americaâ&#x20AC;? last year. When John and Lisa Henderson grew concerned over the entitled attitudes their three boys were exhibiting, they came up with a radical remedy. They decided to â&#x20AC;&#x153;cancelâ&#x20AC;? Christmas. No Santa. No stockings. No presents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have not canceled putting up decorations, celebrating the birth of our Savior or any of our other heartwarming traditions,â&#x20AC;? Lisa wrote in a blog post. After months of working with their boys to help them curb a growing sense of entitlement, Lisa said she and her husband decided to take the money they wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent on gifts and instead â&#x20AC;&#x153;put it toward service projects and giving gifts to others.â&#x20AC;? The parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal for their kids, Lisa explained, was to â&#x20AC;&#x153;teach them the pleasure of giving, rather than continuing to

(WHUQDO SHUVSHFWLYHV Sally Bair until, with our help, we restored their boxes. Nature allowed them to repair the inner parts of the hives by bringing the bees together as a supportive whole. They expressed their loyalty to each other through their amazingly accurate system of intercommunication. From a distance, I could hear them throbbing, their signal to adapt themselves, even change roles, in an effort to make up their loss. The church as a whole is asked to be

feed their desire for more.â&#x20AC;? The boys cried when they learned the news, but as Lisa shared, they soon bought in by â&#x20AC;&#x153;making gifts for each other ... They are learning exactly what we wanted them to learn ... They are thinking of others.â&#x20AC;? The irony of ironies is that the Hendersons didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really cancel Christmas at all. Rather, by re-emphasizing the importance of expressing love to one another and exhibiting a spirit of generosity, they recaptured its true meaning. While you and your family may not require such â&#x20AC;&#x153;drasticâ&#x20AC;? measures, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d encourage you to cultivate a similar spirit RIVHOĂ HVVQHVVWKLV&KULVWPDV,I\RXGR youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pass on the wonder of the season to your children and help them discover a kind of Christmas that can never be canceled. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ 4 6RPHKRZ RXU IDPLO\ KDV IDOOHQ LQWR D SDWWHUQ RI QHHGLQJ WR ´WRSÂľ WKH SUHYLRXVKROLGD\VHDVRQ0\NLGVVHHP WRH[SHFWDELJJHUDQGEHWWHU&KULVWPDV and it always falls on me to make it KDSSHQ )UDQNO\ , GRQ¡W KDYH WKH HQHUJ\&DQ\RXKHOSPHRXW" Greg Smalley, vice president, Family Ministries: There are plenty of us who know exactly what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about. It seems our culture is trending away from the simple and toward the

supportive of one another, too. Loyalty and faithfulness go hand in hand within Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kingdom. When one falls, or is damaged, we should stop everything and minister to that one. Prayer support and continued fellowship are important in restoring those who are damaged in any way. God is loyal and trustworthy to his people and we can count on his faithfulness in all things. For instance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.â&#x20AC;? (1 John 1:9) Second, God would have us be faithful to him, even as a colony of honeybees is faithful to their queen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life,â&#x20AC;? Jesus told the persecuted church as recorded in Revelation 2:10.

)RFXV RQWKHIDPLO\ Jim Daly extravagant in almost every area of life. Outrageous birthday parties, theatrical marriage proposals, grandiose weddings and over-the-top events of all kinds have become the norm. As youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unhealthy expectation that creates a lot of unnecessary stress. When it comes to Christmas, I believe thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a better way. You can enrich your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience of the Christmas season by looking for ways to maximize everyday moments. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a principle Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often applied to the challenge of building a stronger marriage, but it can be used to lessen holiday stress and strain as well. Instead of staging a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration to End All Celebrations,â&#x20AC;? try introducing Christmas into the little things you do each day during December. For instance, keep a batch of holiday cookies on hand and pack them in each childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch when you send them off to school. Get your ornaments down from the attic early and involve everyone in sorting them out. Put up one new decoration

Third, we are to be loyal to and supportive of one another. The unity of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church is uppermost in his desire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!â&#x20AC;? (Psalm 133:1) Like the honeybees, when we are united we become whole. And when we are united in Christ, we experience Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessings, including wholeness. Lord, thank you for the lessons you give in nature. Like the honeybees that serve their queen, cause us to be united in our efforts to serve you. Keep us from going off on our own and losing the protection, fellowship and blessing of you and of our church family. In Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name, amen. Mrs. Bair may be reached at sallybair@ gmail.com or P.O. Box 186, Washburn, WI 54891.

every day from your assortment of family favorites. Play Christmas music at mealtimes or before bed. Take advantage of small opportunities to share Christmas memories or talk about what the holiday season means to you. There are endless ways to give every day a creative Yuletide twist. Try it and I guarantee youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like it. In fact, you may never have a big holiday blowout again! â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Jim Daly is a husband and father, an author, president of Focus on the Family and host of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on the Familyâ&#x20AC;? radio program. Catch up with him at jimdalyblog.com or at facebook.com/DalyFocus. Copyright 2014 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Middle school band/choir holiday concert,  SP JNQHW

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of Victims of Violence support group at North 9DOOH\/XWKHUDQSP

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Club meetsDWWKHJRYHUQPHQWFHQWHU5PSP

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022; Shell Lake â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tree Lotâ&#x20AC;? DW7KHDWUHLQWKH:RRGVWLWZRUJ 

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201C; Balsam Lake

â&#x20AC;˘ The Big Bundle Up winter items drop-off DWWKH/RGJH YLVLWVLUHQFRP

â&#x20AC;˘ Poco Penners meeting DWWKHOLEUDU\EXLOGLQJSP  â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee and Crayons for adults DW WKH OLEUDU\ DP

THURSĆ Ć&#x201A;FRIĆ &SUNĆ / Ĺ&#x2022;Ć&#x201A;Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x2DC;

Falun

St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ Free bread distribution, every Friday until further notice DW7ULQLW\/XWKHUDQ&KXUFKDP

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;? DW)HVWLYDO7KHDWUH7KXUV )UL SP6XQSPIHVWLYDOWKHDWUHRUJ

Frederic

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x2022; Dresser

â&#x20AC;˘ Entry day for gingerbread house contest DWWKHOLEUDU\  â&#x20AC;˘ Head injury support group DWWKHOLEUDU\SP â&#x20AC;˘ Northwest Wisconsin Regional Writers annual Christmas meeting DWWKH5LGJH(DWHU\DWQRRQ

â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life ChrisWLDQ &RPPXQLW\  SP JULHIVKDUHRUJ  

â&#x20AC;˘ Nelson School Christmas program, DP SP JNQHW

Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Bingo DWWKH9):SRVWSP

Grantsburg

Frederic

St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ 4K - 1st-grade holiday program at the elementary VFKRROSPIUHGHULFNZLXV

â&#x20AC;˘ Fish fry DWWKH$PHULFDQ/HJLRQSPAuxiliary craft and bake saleSP â&#x20AC;˘ Farm, Feral & Stray spayghetti dinner at the senior FHQWHUSP

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ K- to 3rd-grade holiday concert DWWKHVFKRROSP OXFNVGN

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x201D;

Milltown

Amery

â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of the Library meeting DWWKHOLEUDU\SP 

â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry DW&RQJUHJDWLRQDO&KXUFK'RRUVRSHQ DP'LVWDPGRQDWLRQ

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Chronic pain support group DW WKH PHGLFDO FHQWHU SP â&#x20AC;˘ Love Light Tree & Remembrance ceremony at the PHGLFDOFHQWHUSPVFUPFRUJ

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Lions & Lioness food distribution DW &RQQHFWLRQV DPSP

FRIĆ &SATĆ /Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x2014; Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Luck Holiday Experience. Fri. tree lighting; Sat. crafts & book sales, Santa & crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides.

Shell Lake â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tree Lotâ&#x20AC;? DW7KHDWUHLQWKH:RRGVWLWZRUJ 

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x2013;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x2DC; Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday art sale DW&DIH:UHQ)UL 6DWDPSP 6XQDPSPFDIHZUHQFRP

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x2013; Falun â&#x20AC;˘ Free bread distribution, every Friday until further notice DW7ULQLW\/XWKHUDQ&KXUFKDP

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Primetimers Christmas potluck at Crosswalk CommuQLW\&KXUFKSP

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ St. Croix Valley Orchestra concert at Faith Lutheran &KXUFKSPVFYRUFKHVWUDRUJ

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feastâ&#x20AC;? movie DWWKHPXVHXPSP

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Santa Day DW(QGHDYRUVSP

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Tourism grant fund info meeting DWWKHOLEUDU\DP 

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x2014;&Ĺ&#x2DC; Danbury

Cushing â&#x20AC;˘ Santa DWWKHFRPPXQLW\FHQWHU JDPHVDPQRRQ

7KHEOXHMD\LVRQHRIWKHIHZVRQJELUGVWKDWVWD\LQWKHDUHDGXULQJWKHZLQWHU7KH\RIWHQ IUHTXHQWELUGIHHGHUV%OXHMD\VFDQPLPLFWKHFDOORIDKDZNWRZDUQRWKHUMD\VLQWKHDUHD:KLOH WKHEOXHMD\DSSHDUVEOXHWKHLUIHDWKHUVDUHEURZQDQGWKHEOXHFRORULVFDXVHGE\WKHVFDWWHUHG OLJKWIURPWKHPRGLILHGFHOOVIRXQGRQWKHIHDWKHUEDUEV{3KRWRE\/DUU\6DPVRQ

Centuria â&#x20AC;˘ Cozy Country Christmas chili cookoff DW-¡VSP 

Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday bake sale DW)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQHDPXQWLO VROGRXW â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry DWWKHWRZQPDLQWHQDQFHVKRSGRQDWLRQ2SHQDPGLVWULEXWLRQDP

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas cookie walk, DPRUXQWLOJRQHDQG craft sale DW6W/XNH¡V0HWKRGLVW&KXUFKDPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Craft & bake sale DWWKHVHQLRUFHQWHUDPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Santa DWWKHOLEUDU\DPSP

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas craft & gift sale DWWKH/HJLRQKDOO  â&#x20AC;˘ Santa DWWKHOLEUDU\DP â&#x20AC;˘ Snowmobile safety courseDW&UH[DPQRRQ3UHUHJLVWHU$6$3DW

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ Craft and bake sale DW /HZLV 0HWKRGLVW &KXUFK DPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Gospel music DW/HZLV0HWKRGLVW&KXUFKSP

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ West Denmark Dane School Christmas sale and cookie walk, DPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Vendor/craft holiday expo DW+RPH $ZD\0LQLVWULHV DPSPOXFNZLVFRQVLQFRP

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday expo/craft fair DPSPSanta photos DPSPDWWKHFRPPXQLW\FHQWHU

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Vintage sled roundup DW3RWWLQJV%DUDPSP 

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas at the Forts DW)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQH6DWDP SP6XQDPSPWKHIRUWVRUJ

â&#x20AC;˘ Lioness Santa Day DW WKH VFKRRO  DP SP YLVLWVLUHQFRP â&#x20AC;˘ Santa Skate DWWKHULQNSPYLVLWVLUHQFRP

Frederic

Spooner

â&#x20AC;˘ Live Nativity Sat. & Sun. SP

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Community choir concert DW%HWKDQ\/XWKHUDQ6DW SP6XQSPYLVLWVLUHQFRP

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday boutique DW'DQFLQJ'UDJRQĂ \DPSP 'DQFLQJ'UDJRQĂ \:LQHU\FRP â&#x20AC;˘ Rivertown Holiday, HYHQWVDWVHQLRUFHQWHUOLEUDU\)HVWLYDO7KHDWUHDOOGD\6DW6DQWDDWWKHDWHUQRRQSP 6XQIDOOVFKDPEHURUJ

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x2014; Amery

Clear Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Compassionate Friends, Tri-County Chapter, grief support in death of a child DW )LUVW /XWKHUDQ  SP 

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ 2nd- & 3rd-grade holiday program at the elementary VFKRROSPIUHGHULFNZLXV

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Tree-lighting ceremony DWWKHOLEUDU\SP 

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Blood drive DWWKHPHGLFDOFHQWHUDPSP UHGFURVVEORRGRUJ

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x161; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Cancer support groupDW2XU6DYLRU¡V/XWKHUDQ&KXUFK SPRU

Lindstrom, Minn. â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection luncheon on Mon., Dec. 14,DW)LUVW8QLWHG0HWKRGLVW 

Rice Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Start Here - Finish Here open house at UWBC for adult VWXGHQWVSPH[W

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x203A; Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life ChrisWLDQ&RPPXQLW\SPJULHIVKDUHRUJ 

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Open house DWWKHKZ\IDFLOLW\UHSODQVIRUQHZKZ\ IRUHVWU\IDFLOLW\SP

THURSĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2019;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022; St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett Washburn Amateur Radio Association meets DWWKH:DVKEXUQ&RXQW\+LJKZD\JDUDJHDWDP

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;? DW)HVWLYDO7KHDWUH7KXUV6DW SP6XQSPIHVWLYDOWKHDWUHRUJ

St. Croix Falls

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2019;

â&#x20AC;˘ Ring of Kerry Irish Christmas & St. Paul Irish Dancers DW)HVWLYDO7KHDWUHSPIHVWLYDOWKHDWUHRUJ  â&#x20AC;˘ Pictures with Santa DW(GLQD5HDOW\QRRQSP

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x2DC; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Salvation Army Serenity Home open house, noonSP

Frederic

â&#x20AC;˘ Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast with Santa at First LuWKHUDQDP

â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday meet and greet DW&RPIRUWVRI+RPHSP V

Atlas

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas coffee, craft & bake sale at Atlas Methodist &KXUFKDPSP

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x2122;

â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas teaDW8QLWHG3LRQHHU+RPHSP 

Amery â&#x20AC;˘ BingoDWWKH9):SRVWSP

Baldwin â&#x20AC;˘ St. Croix Valley Beekeepers meeting at Peace LuWKHUDQ&KXUFKSPVWFURL[EHHNHHSHUVRUJ

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life ChrisWLDQ &RPPXQLW\  SP JULHIVKDUHRUJ  

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ 4th- & 5rd-grade holiday program at the elementary VFKRROSPIUHGHULFNZLXV

Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas at the Forts DW)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQHDP SPWKHIRUWVRUJ

Falun â&#x20AC;˘ Cookie walk DW7ULQLW\/XWKHUDQ&KXUFKDPRU XQWLOVROGRXW

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Better Way Imports presentation  SP and sale DPSPDWWKH2DN)RUHVW&HQWHU EHWWHUZD\LPSRUWVFRP â&#x20AC;˘ Primetimers North Heights bus trip at the Crosswalk &RPPXQLW\&KXUFKDP

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Carnivore tracking workshop DW&UH[5693DP SPFUH[PHDGRZVRUJ

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ VFW Post 10232 meeting DWWKHKDOODP

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Santa Day DWWKHFRPPXQLW\FHQWHUDPSP 

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Holly Jolly Howl-iday at Domestic Animal Wellness &HQWHUDPSPYLVLWVLUHQFRP â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday Traditions DW 7KH 6KRSV DW WKH /RGJH DPSPYLVLWVLUHQFRP â&#x20AC;˘ Free community Christmas dinner DW WKH VFKRRO QRRQSP

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, DW5LYHU9DOOH\&KULVWLDQ&KXUFKDPQRRQ 

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas cookie walk at Grace United Methodist &KXUFKDPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Used book sale DWWKHOLEUDU\DPSP  â&#x20AC;˘ Family Fun Day with Santa at Fresh Start Coffee RoastHUVDPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Bake sale Christmas decorations sale DW 2XU 5HGHHPHU/XWKHUDQ&KXUFKDPSP â&#x20AC;˘ Christmas bake sale at Lakeside Community Lutheran &KXUFKDPQRRQ

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022; Centuria â&#x20AC;˘ Family carol sing-along at Holy Trinity Methodist &KXUFKSP

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ High school holiday program DW WKH KLJK VFKRRO SPIUHGHULFNZLXV

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Wolf Ecology workshop DW&UH[5693DPSP FUH[PHDGRZVRUJ â&#x20AC;˘ Community Chorale Christmas concert at the high VFKRROSP â&#x20AC;˘ Osteoporosis Educational Seminar by Lori Fitton at 1HZ+RSH/XWKHUDQ&KXUFKDP

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Siren School art dept. fundraiser buffet DW$GYHQWXUHV YLVLWVLUHQFRP

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