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Tribal projects dominate town meeting Becky Strabel | Staff Writer 72:12)6,5(17LP'·-RFNFRQVXOtant/researcher for the St. Croix Tribe, atWHQGHGWKH6LUHQ6DQLWDU\'LVWULFWPHHWLQJ RQ7KXUVGD\-DQDQGDVNHGDERXWWKH VHZHU à RZ UDWHV DORQJ WKH +Z\  corridor. He learned that the west side has a 6-inch pipe, but the east side has only a LQFKSLSH7KHWULEDOFRXQFLOLVORRNLQJ into various options regarding land that they own northwest of the Southwinds Plaza. The district is concerned that the current pumps may not be able to hanGOH WKH DQWLFLSDWHG à RZ 7KH WULEH PD\ QHHGWRORRNLQWRLQVWDOOLQJDV\VWHPZLWK DGGLWLRQDOSXPSVDQGDKROGLQJWDQNWR DFFRPPRGDWHRYHUà RZ No real problems exist in the district except for outstanding bills of over $23,000. The government center extension added during the Hwy. 35/70 roundabout road project accounts for $20,900 of the debt. %RDUG&KDLU'X:D\QH:LEHUJPHWZLWK

Nathan Ehalt, county administrator, regarding having the amount paid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ehalt is aware of it, and he said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EHHQNLQGDWDEOHG,VDLGZHOO,ZLVK\RX ZRXOG EULQJ LW EDFN XS DJDLQ LW¡V EHHQ four months,â&#x20AC;? said Wiberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be nice to have it paid.â&#x20AC;? Scott Abbott, the town maintenance suSHUYLVRUNQRFNHGRQZRRGZKHQDVNHG if there were any problem areas, as he replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have survived one cold spell. I hope we can survive this next one. There have been no freeze-ups so far.â&#x20AC;? '¡-RFNDVNHGVHYHUDOTXHVWLRQVGXULQJ public comments. Again, his comments were generated by the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in developing their land southwest of the URXQGDERXW'¡-RFNVDLGWKDWPRUHGHĂ&#x20AC;nite plans will be available at the February meeting, but he was there to see what the town can offer to help complete phase 1 of the four-phase, multimillion dollar SURMHFW´$UH\RXZLOOLQJWRORRNLQWR7,) programs or to create a TIF district for this

RUIXWXUHSURMHFWV"7KHWULEHLVORRNLQJDW expanding its economic development ZLWKDGGLQJORWVRIMREVDQGE\NHHSLQJ EXVLQHVVLQWKHFRXQW\ÂľVWDWHG'¡-RFN According to Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 EcoQRPLF DQG :RUNIRUFH 3URILOH WKH 6W Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin is the largest employer in Burnett County and the second largest in Barron County.

Additional concerns '¡-RFN YRLFHG FRQFHUQV WKDW LQFOXGHG WKH IURQWDJH URDG ´:H DUH ORRNLQJ WR have at least four entrances into the SURSHUW\ DQG ZRXOG OLNH D FRPPLWPHQW from the township to update the frontage road.â&#x20AC;? The tribe is considering two complexes on the property requiring 30-foot HQWUDQFHVIRUWUXFNDFFHVV´,DPKHUHWR reach out and see what we can do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of jobs and a lot of tax base,â&#x20AC;? summaUL]HG'¡-RFN

Other business Other business included the Southwinds Liquor liquor and tobacco appliFDWLRQV 0RUH LQIRUPDWLRQ LV QHHGHG WR complete the application before the town DFWV'¡-RFNVXEPLWWHGDVHFRQGDSSOLFDtion on behalf of the St. Croix Tribe for an additional liquor and tobacco license for a second location. There are no restrictions on the number of off-sale licenses that the town can issue; they are based on address and not the applicant. Also discussed was the sign ordinance, which will be going to the comprehensive land use committee for further review to see if there are any restrictions listed in WKHUHSRUWWKDWPD\FRQĂ LFWZLWKWKHFXUrent plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would have more say in the future if the county would change their ordinance,â&#x20AC;? stated board treasurer Wayne Wiberg. The town of Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 11, at the town hall.

Woman gets one-year probation for stealing money from Milltown Post Office Used money for trips to casino 0$',621 ²  -RKQ : 9DXGUHXLO United States Attorney for the Western 'LVWULFW RI :LVFRQVLQ DQQRXQFHG WKDW 5XWKPDULH +DDQHQ  0LOOWRZQ ZDV sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 13, by U.S. 0DJLVWUDWH -XGJH 6WHSKHQ / &URFNHU WR one year of probation for stealing money IURPWKH0LOOWRZQ3RVW2IĂ&#x20AC;FHZKLOHVKH was a postal employee. Haanen pleaded

guilty to this misdemeanor charge on Nov. 5, 2015. +DDQHQZRUNHGIRUWKH0LOOWRZQ3RVW 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHIURP-XQHWKURXJK6HSWHPEHU 2014 as a postmaster relief, and as such, was responsible for the day-to-day interDFWLRQVZLWKFXVWRPHUVDWWKHSRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;FH including the handling of cash transactions. In early 2014, the postmaster discovered excessive shortages in the cash DQGVWDPSVWRFN 'XULQJWKHFRXUVHRIWKHLQYHVWLJDWLRQ FDPHUDVSODFHGLQWKHSRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHFDSWXUHG Haanen stealing cash, including $1,000

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over a period of time to be unaware of WKHWRWDODPRXQWWKH\WRRN 'XULQJWKH investigation, Haanen explained that she WRRNWKHPRQH\WRVXSSRUWKHUGDLO\WULSV to the casino to gamble and to pay bills. The charge against Haanen was the result of an investigation conducted by the 86  3RVWDO 6HUYLFH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH RI ,QVSHFWRU General. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney /DXUD $ 3U]\E\OLQVNL )LQQ  - from the 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHRIWKH86$WWRUQH\IRUWKH:HVWHUQ District of Wisconsin

122 mph in a 55-mph zone leads to DUI 0LQQHVRWDPDQIDFLQJ ELJĂ&#x20AC;QHV Greg Marsten | Staff writer %$/6$0/$.(²$:KLWH%HDU/DNH 0LQQPDQLVIDFLQJKHIW\Ă&#x20AC;QHVDWOHDVW DIWHU D 3RON &RXQW\ 6KHULII¡V GHSXW\ FORFNHGKLPGULYLQJPSKZKLOHXQGHU WKHLQĂ XHQFHRQ+Z\QHDU5DQJHMXVW before midnight on Friday, Jan. 15.

$FFRUGLQJ WR WKH 3&6' QDUUDWLYH WKH deputy was traveling westbound on +Z\  ZKHQ KH FORFNHG DQ HDVWERXQG car going 122 mph. The deputy immediately swung around and pursued the car, which eventually slowed down. The deputy immediately noted the smell of intoxicants coming from the vehicle, and saw an open case of beer and an open can in the car. The driver said he NQHZKHZDV´JRLQJIDVW¾EXWGLGQRWJR

into detail. 7KHGULYHUZDVLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGDV-DFRE7KHURX[:KLWH%HDU/DNHDQGDIWHUVHYHUDO Ă&#x20AC;HOG VREULHW\ WHVWV KH UHJLVWHUHG D blood alcohol content of .20 percent, over twice the legal limit. 7KHURX[ ZDV WDNHQ LQWR FXVWRG\ DQG charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited alcohol content. Theroux is scheduled to appeared in

court shortly after press time, and according to online court records for the VSHHGLQJFKDUJHKHIDFHVDĂ&#x20AC;QHRIDWOHDVW RQWRSRIDQ\LPSRVHGĂ&#x20AC;QHVIRUWKH '8,Ă&#x20AC;UVWRIIHQVHZKLFKLVWHFKQLFDOO\D forfeiture. A search of the vehicle information shows the car in question was a late-model Ford Fusion.

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Proclamation affirming â&#x20AC;&#x153;equality and justice for allâ&#x20AC;? only act of new business E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer 9,//$*(2)6,5(10DJQLI\LQJDGLVWXUELQJWUHQG WKURXJKRXW3RONDQG%XUQHWWFRXQWLHVZKHUHFLWL]HQSDUticipation in the democratic process seems waning, little interest was shown at the Siren Village caucus, held on Thursday, Jan. 7, as two existing trustees were nominated to run unopposed in the April elections. $WKLUGVHDWWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHYDFDQF\OHIWE\3K\OOLV.RSHFN\ who is stepping aside from the village board, did not secure a single nomination. Her trustee position will KDYHWREHĂ&#x20AC;OOHGE\DZULWHLQFDQGLGDWHRUYLOODJHDSSRLQWPHQW([LVWLQJYLOODJH7UXVWHHV5XG\0RWKHVDQG 'DYH'RW\6UZHUHQRPLQDWHGE\RWKHUYLOODJHERDUG

members, as no members of the general public attended the caucus. A citizen participation meeting was held after the vilODJH FDXFXV WR FORVH RXW WKH  SXEOLF IDFLOLW\ EORFN grant project that upgraded water lines in the southeast neighborhood. The meeting is a federally mandated requirement for all communities that receive Community 'HYHORSPHQW%ORFN*UDQWIXQGLQJ1RYLOODJHFLWL]HQV attended the citizen participation meeting. Teresa AnGHUVRQ RI 06$ (QJLQHHULQJ 6HUYLFHV ZKR DGPLQLVWHUHGWKH&'%*IXQGVSURYLGHGDGHWDLOHGDFFRXQWRI expenditures. The $495,000 in funds received were all dispersed on the water line project. As a further condition to receiving federal community GHYHORSPHQWEORFNJUDQWIXQGLQJWKHYLOODJHLVUHTXLUHG to annually pass â&#x20AC;&#x153;a proclamation endorsing the principles of fair and open housing to all people.â&#x20AC;? In addition

to the fair housing pledge the village must also have in place a fair housing ordinance. The ordinance â&#x20AC;&#x153;guarantees the village will provide equal housing opportunity to all Americans and help provide access to affordable KRXVLQJIRUDOOSHRSOHÂľ7KHUHTXLUHPHQWGDWHVEDFNWR the federal Fair Housing Act of 1967. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fair housing is consistent with the principle of equality and justice for all, and we all need to share in the effort to ensure that fair housing is a reality for all Americans,â&#x20AC;? the proclamation concludes. A motion was made by village Trustee Janet Hunter DQGVHFRQGHGE\7UXVWHH0RWKHVWRDGRSWWKHIDLUKRXVing proclamation. The motion carried without objection. The Fair Housing Proclamation was the only act of new business before the village board. The village caucus, citizen participation meeting and regular village board meeting all concluded in 20 minutes.

Frederic School District approves safe routes idea 0RUHORFDOVWDQGDUGVFRQWURO may be coming Gregg Westigard | Staff writer  )5('(5,& ² 7KH )UHGHULF 6FKRRO %RDUG HQGRUVHG the Safe Routes to School plan at its monthly meeting :HGQHVGD\-DQ'LVWULFW$GPLQLVWUDWRU-RVK5RELQson delivered a legislative/regulatory update on which included the possibility of more local choices on acaGHPLFVWDQGDUGVDQGOHVVORFDOFRQWURORIĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDORSWLRQV 2WKHU DJHQGD WRSLFV LQFOXGHG VFKRRO ORFNV DQG more co-op athletic programs. )UHGHULF9LOODJHVWXGHQWVRQFHZDONHGWRVFKRROEDFN in the days when the school buildings were closer to the center of town. Now, with the high school north of town, YLOODJH VWXGHQWV ULGH EXVHV WR VFKRRO $ VWXG\ LV ORRNLQJDWVDIHZD\VIRUPRUHVWXGHQWVWRZDONDQGELNHWR school, with the goals of healthier children and a cleaner environment. The school board joined the Frederic VilODJHLQHQGRUVLQJDVWXG\ORRNLQJDWFUHDWLQJVDIHURXWHV for students to reach the campuses on their own power. Robinson said that at present, a number of K-5 elementary students get on the bus, ride to the high school, wait IRUWKRVHVWXGHQWVWRERDUGDQGULGHWKHEXVEDFNWRD VWRSWZREORFNVZHVWRIWKH%LUFK6WUHHW6FKRROZKHUH about 20 students get off. He said those students could be home earlier and with some exercise if there were safe

URXWHRSWLRQVVXFKDVVHFXUHFURVVZDONVRQ+Z\ The 22-page study, which is available on the school GLVWULFWZHEVLWHLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HVLVVXHVVXFKDVWKHODFNRIVLGHZDONVRQ%HQVRQ5RDGDQGWKHWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FLVVXHVFURVVLQJWKH KLJKZD\VWKDWPDNHZDONLQJDQGELF\FOLQJKD]DUGRXV The school district, the village and the town of West 6ZHGHQZLOOFRQWLQXHWRORRNDWKRZWKH6DIH5RXWHVWR School proposal can become a reality. There are academic standards changes in play at the state and federal level that will affect the Frederic School 'LVWULFW5RELQVRQUHSRUWHG7KH(YHU\6WXGHQW6XFFHHGV Act is replacing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which is a successor to No Child Left Behind. Robinson said the process should give states and local districts more control in choosing standards and testing methods. He said that at some point the Frederic disWULFWZLOOPDNHDGHFLVLRQRQZKDWVWDQGDUGLWFKRRVHVWR adopt. Robinson said an element in the ongoing changes in standards is a switch to supporting local school as they reach for success and away from punishing schools. While the standards issue would give more control to local districts, Robinson said another issue now under consideration by the state Legislature would lessen local control. The Referendum bill, SB355/AB481, would place restrictions on school district referendums and implement a two-year waiting period following a failed refHUHQGXP'LVWULFWVFDQQRZPRGLI\DUHIHUHQGXPWKDWLV GHIHDWHGDQGEULQJLWEDFNIRUQHZFRQVLGHUDWLRQDWDIRO-

ORZLQJHOHFWLRQ LWWRRNWKH)UHGHULF6FKRRO'LVWULFWWKUHH referendums to approve replacing its old high school and downtown elementary school). Robinson said the School Administrators Alliance is strongly opposed to the bill. The district is getting closer to upgrading and replacLQJWKHORFNVDQGGRRUKDQGOHVLQWKHEXLOGLQJVRQHRI the items included in its current facilities project. Robinson said the cost for the job could be close to $30,000. 7KDWLVOHVVWKDQWKHDOORFDWHGIRUWKHWDVNLQWKH bonding proposal and would free up funds for other parts of the project.

Other business Robinson said a group from local businesses and the VFKRROZLOOYLVLWWKH(OHYD6WUXP6FKRRO'LVWULFWWRORRN at how that district has created an in-school program to prepare students for the opportunities and requirements of local employers. Elementary Principal Kelly Steen said WKLV\HDU¡VDGYHQWXUHWKHPHZLOOEH$XVWUDOLDZLWKNDQgaroos and wallabies coming to Frederic in February. The administrators reported that enrollment is holding VWHDG\ZLWKORWVRIĂ XFWXDWLRQLQDQGRXWEXWWKHWRWDO VWXGHQWFRXQWVWD\LQJHTXDO5RELQVRQVDLGWKHGLVWULFWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHVDUHRQWUDFNZLWKWKHEXGJHWDWWKHPLG\HDUSRLQW in the school year. The board approved an athletic coopHUDWLRQDJUHHPHQWZLWK/XFNIRUMRLQWFURVVFRXQWU\DQG girls golf programs for the coming year.

Polk committee calls for highway facility action /RRNVDWUDQJHRIFRXQW\ involvement in outside bodies Gregg Westigard | Staff writer %$/6$0 /$.( ² 7KH DFWLYLWLHV RI FRXQW\ JRYHUQment do not end with the meetings of the county board and the governing committees. The general government FRPPLWWHHRIWKH3RON&RXQW\%RDUGFRQWLQXHGWRORRN at the scope of broader activities of the county and its supervisors during its meeting Thursday, Jan. 14. The committee also initiated action to start moving the highway facilities study forward. The general government committee, one of four standing committees of the FRXQW\ERDUGKDVRYHUVLJKWRIFRXQW\Ă&#x20AC;QDQFHVDQGJHQeral county operating issues. The issue of the broader activities and involvement of the county has been an area of concern for Supervisor Ken Sample for many months. He has led the general government committee in a study and discussion on what groups and boards the county is involved with, the cost of that involvement, who represents the county in those activities, what that involvement costs, how the involvement is decided and how the involvement benHĂ&#x20AC;WVWKHFRXQW\6DPSOHZDVQRWSUHVHQWDWWKHPHHWLQJ on Thursday, but the committee continued it discussion, with a focus on where the county is required to be involved and how the results of that involvement are communicated. Committee Chair Russ Arcand said there should be requirements on reporting information from the groups. He said the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website could be a place where the county representatives on the groups present news and communicate activities. Arcand said it is an issue of transparency. Supervisor Patricia Schmidt said that segments of the FRXQW\DOVRZDQWWRNQRZZKDWWKHFRXQW\JRYHUQPHQW is involved with. Supervisor Josh Hallberg said reporting is not happening and the supervisors are not seeing the information.

And corporation counsel Jeff Fuge said the county board members need information to set criteria and measure the results of county involvement in the outside groups as it determines which groups the county should DIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHZLWK 7KH FRPPLWWHH ZLOO NHHS WKH LVVXH RQ LWV PRQWKO\ DJHQGDDVLWORRNVDWZKLFKJURXSLQYROYHPHQWVKRXOG be authorized and the cost of that involvement.

lead to a possible bonding for the project in 2017. $UFDQGVDLGWKHQH[WFRPPLWWHHPHHWLQJZLOOORRNDW who should be on the facilities committee and what the time line should be. He said the general government committee needs to get something to the county board for action.

Lake districts The involvement of the county government with the 15 ODNHGLVWULFWVLVDVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FWRSLFWKDWKDVEHHQGLVFXVVHG /DNHGLVWULFWVDVRSSRVHGWRODNHDVVRFLDWLRQVDUHRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO governing bodies with taxing authority over property RZQHUVZLWKLQWKHODNHGLVWULFWERXQGDULHV7KHVWDWXWHV VD\WKHFRXQW\DSSRLQWVDPHPEHUWRHDFKODNHGLVWULFW board. There has been an ongoing discussion on whether that county-appointed member should be the county board supervisor who represents that district or a citizen appointee. The further discussion is whether the county member should be paid a county per diem, currently $100 a meeting, for serving on the district board when some of those boards do not pay their own members. The issue has become timely with the pending authoUL]DWLRQRIWKH+RUVHVKRH/DNH'LVWULFW7KHFRXQW\ZLOO EHPDNLQJWKHDSSRLQWPHQWRIIRXULQLWLDOPHPEHUVRI the commission/board that will establish the new disWULFWDQGVHUYHXQWLOWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQQXDOPHHWLQJRIWKHQHZ district.

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Gregg Westigard | Staff writer %$/6$0 /$.( ² 3RON &RXQW\ GRHV QRW KDYH D FHQtral list of all its government involvements beyond the county. Burnett County does have such a list. The 2015 %XUQHWW&RXQW\'LUHFWRU\DSXEOLFDWLRQSUHSDUHGE\WKH FRXQW\FOHUNOLVWVFRPPLWWHHVERDUGVDJHQFLHVFRPmissions and other groups that have county appointees as members. The directory lists the bodies, the names of the appointed members, the length of their terms and when the terms expire. The list includes state-required bodies such as the Board of Adjustment and multicounty agencies such as WKH $JLQJ DQG 'LVDELOLW\ 5HVRXUFH &HQWHU %XW WKH OLVW goes beyond that to include groups dealing with snow WUDLOVLQGXVWULDOGHYHORSPHQWWKH*DQG\'DQFHU7UDLO the community action agency, economic development, tourism, a library, regional trails, regional housing, reCounty highway facility gional planning, recycling and hazardous waste. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to get the highway facility committee 7KHOLVWVRIRUJDQL]DWLRQVWKH3RON&RXQW\*HQHUDO*RYgoing,â&#x20AC;? Arcand said during the discussion of future HUQPHQW&RPPLWWHHKDVLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGLQFOXGHVVRPHRIWKH agenda items for the general government committee. bodies on the Burnett list but is not as extensive and does ´(YHU\ERG\ZDQWVVRPHERG\HOVHWRWDNHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWHS not list appointment terms and dates. There is informaNothing is happening. We have to start the process.â&#x20AC;? WLRQRQFRPSHQVDWLRQDQGZKRPDNHVWKHDSSRLQWPHQWV The county has budgeted money to start a study of which is not included in the Burnett list, but the list does when and how to replace or remodel the current county combine in one place information that has not been prehighway building constructed in the1930s. This would VHQWHGGXULQJWKH3RON*HQHUDO*RYHUQPHQWVWXG\

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Residents oppose turning county-owned land into hunting preserve

Clam River land swap draws ire

E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer BURNETT COUNTY - The Clam River oxbows its way through the heart of Burnett County, from its bubble-up origins near the old crossroads town of TimberODQGLWĂ RZVQRUWKZHVWHUO\WKURXJK'15 PDQDJHGĂ&#x20AC;VKHU\DUHDVXQWLOLWMRLQVZLWK LWVVRXWKIRUNDW&ODP/DNHZKHUHLWEHFRPHV RQH XQLWHG ULYHU V\VWHP Ă RZLQJ in lazy loops and hard bends through county-owned forestlands to its eventual FRQĂ XHQFH ZLWK WKH ZLOG DQG VFHQLF 6W Croix River. Portions of the Clam are designated as a trout stream. A stretch of the Clam River that winds its way through county-owned forestland in the Town of Lincoln, adjacent to the QRUWKHDVWHUQHGJHRIWKH&UH[0HDGRZV Wildlife Area, became a point of controversy at the Thursday, Jan. 14, meeting of the Burnett County Natural Resources Committee, as five local landowners VSRNH LQ RSSRVLWLRQ WR D SURSRVHG ODQG swap that would have the county deed a 60-acre parcel of Clam River lands for use as a private hunting preserve. Jarrod Washburn has been acquiring private lands in the area to create Clam River Whitetails, a fenced-in hunting preVHUYH:DVKEXUQVHHNVWRREWDLQWKH acre, county-owned Clam River lands in exchange for an 80-acre parcel he owns QHDU 6DQG /DNH &XUUHQWO\ &ODP 5LYHU Whitetails includes 160 acres owned by Washburn. Securing the adjacent 60 acres of county-owned land would allow for D IHQFHGLQ KDELWDW RI VXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW VL]H WR breed trophy-sized deer.

Local property owners raise concerns â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my opinion, it is incomprehensible WKDW 0U :DVKEXUQ¡V FRPPHUFLDO ÂśKXQWing preserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; can possibly bring appreFLDEOHLQFRPHDQGWD[EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVWR%XUQHWW &RXQW\Âľ VDLG 'DQ %XOOLV DQ DGMDFHQW property owner, in a written statement provided to committee members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The money derived from the very few, elite individuals willing to pay the high dollar fees to shoot (not ethically hunt) the JHQHWLFDOO\PDQLSXODWHGOLYHVWRFNFDSWLYH behind the fences of Clam River WhiteWDLOV LV LQFRPH RQO\ WR 0U :DVKEXUQ¡V private business concerns. Please do not DOORZ WKLV LVVXH WR EHFRPH D ÂśEDFNURRP

&LWL]HQVJDWKHUDWWKH%XUQHWW&RXQW\1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHV&RPPLWWHHPHHWLQJ7KXUVGD\-DQ RSSRVHGWRSODQVWRGHHGFRXQW\RZQHGODQGVIRUXVHDVDSULYDWHKXQWLQJSUHVHUYH GHDO¡EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WLQJDVLQJOHLQGLYLGXDORYHU the broader public good.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the land trade goes through I would ORRNRXWP\NLWFKHQZLQGRZDQGVHHDQ IRRWKLJKIHQFHÂľVDLG-RVHSK%MRUNOXQG who owns land to the north of the county-owned parcel. %MRUNOXQGVKRZHGFRPPLWWHHPHPEHUV D VKRUW Ă&#x20AC;OP RI WKH FRXQW\RZQHG ODQG that is proposed to become a hunting preserve. ´, EOXHEHUU\ SLFN KLNH DQG VQRZVKRH RQWKHFRXQW\ODQGÂľ%MRUNOXQGVDLG´,W LVDUHDOJHP,WLVMXVWEUHDWKWDNLQJLQWKH fall.â&#x20AC;? The Clam River, narrow and shalORZ Ă RZV WKURXJK WKH FRXQW\ ODQGV LQ a constant shift of sandbar to shoal, as it meanders through a wide bottomland Ă RRGSODLQLQDQHYHUFKDQJLQJFRXUVH â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope the committee understands the LPSRUWDQFHRINHHSLQJWKLVSURSHUW\DQG the future protection of the Clam River FRUULGRUÂľ%MRUNOXQGVDLG´,WLVRQHRIWKH nicest parcels on the Clam River with a beautiful stand of white pine timber.â&#x20AC;? The county logged sections of the site 10 years ago. The land is a series of unGXODWLQJKLOOVDQGROGĂ RRGZDVKHGULYHU channels, with new-growth birch, aspen DQG VFUXE RDN SUHGRPLQDQW 5HG WZLJ dogwood and blueberry shrubs are numerous. The site is home to deer, bear, FR\RWHWXUNH\DQGRWKHUZLOGOLIH %MRUNOXQG¡V EURWKHU -RKQ DOVR RZQV land adjacent to the county-owned parcel and proposed hunting preserve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to suffer EHFDXVH0U:DVKEXUQGLGQRWORFDWHKLV preserve in an adequate area. If he had a plan to have a commercial shooting pre-

serve he should have had the foresight to locate it at an appropriate site,â&#x20AC;? John said. Washburn did not attend the committee meeting. The county owns considerable land in Burnett County. It manages the land primarily for logging, Last year it netted $1.5 million in timber sales. It is not averse to trading recently logged lands for harvestable parcels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is bad precedence for the county to even entertain these types of land swaps. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re opening the door to a series of bad deals. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be trading my happiQHVVDQGP\EURWKHUVKDSSLQHVVIRU 0U Washburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) happiness,â&#x20AC;? John stated. &KDG /HFKPDQ DOVR VSRNH LQ RSSRVLtion to the land swap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The entire public QHHGVWRNQRZDERXWWKLV7KH&ODP5LYHU SDUFHOLVDUHDOJHP7KHSXEOLFEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV JUHDWO\ E\ NHHSLQJ WKLV ODQG LQ SXEOLF ownership,â&#x20AC;? Lechman said. :DQGD :DVKNXKQ WKH FOHUN IRU WKH Town of Lincoln, also attended the committee meeting. She stated she will be providing the committee with a formal statement regarding â&#x20AC;&#x153;what the town plans to doâ&#x20AC;? and will be forwarding to the committee copies of correspondence the town has received.

Committee to act in February %XUQHWW &RXQW\ )RUHVWU\ DQG 3DUNV $GPLQLVWUDWRU -DNH 1LFKROV SURYLGHG committee members with a preliminary map of the proposed county-owned land swap lands that included metes and bounds prepared by Wagner Surveying Associates. The preliminary map shows 58.27 acres in the proposed swap, with WKHFRXQW\PDLQWDLQLQJWKHFXUUHQWĂ RZ

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Village of Webster plans for redevelopment Demolition of old school house a top priority E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer VILLAGE OF WEBSTER - The old schoolhouse on Hwy. 35 in Webster, adjaFHQWWRWKH)DPLO\'ROODU6WRUHLVDPHJD structure of 79,000 square feet. It has long VDWHPSW\7KH6W&URL[5HJLRQDO0HGLFDO Center has expressed interest in building a clinic at the site. All that is needed is to tear the old schoolhouse down. And that is where the problem lies. The village of Webster has received a cost estimate of $800,000 to tear down and UHPRYHWKHPDVVLYHDQGVSUDZOLQJEULFN HGLĂ&#x20AC;FHVRWKHODQGFDQEHPDGHUHDG\IRU redevelopment. Such a price tag is more than the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual budget. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to come up with that sort of cash for a small rural village in the northwoods. The Webster Village Board met on Wednesday night, Jan. 13. The board authorized $10,000 be transferred from its reserve fund account to contract with 06$ (QJLQHHULQJ 6HUYLFHV WR SUHSDUH JUDQWSDSHUZRUNLQKRSHVRIVHFXULQJĂ&#x20AC;nancial assistance to tear the old schoolKRXVHGRZQ$VWDWHSXEOLFIDFLOLWLHVEORFN fund grant is being targeted, in addition to other funding sources.

Redevelopment under way The old schoolhouse site is just one of the redevelopment initiatives the village entertained at its January meeting. 5HFHQWO\WKHYLOODJHZRUNHGLQSDUWQHUship with Sid Sherstad of Siren Telephone to secure state funding to provide village residents and businesses with underground broadband wireless service. The

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of troubles with the same houses over and over again. This will help us with removing those problem tenants. We just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to deal with them anymore. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had nothing but trouble,â&#x20AC;? Stafford said. 7KHRUGLQDQFHZLOOEHUHDG\IRUDĂ&#x20AC;UVW reading at its February meeting.

New village hall 7KH YLOODJH RI :HEVWHU RIĂ&#x20AC;FHV DUH ORFDWHGDWWKHIDUHQGRI0DLQ6WUHHWDFURVV WKH ROG UDLOURDG WUDFNV LQ DQ LQGXVWULDO building whose most prominent feature LVDODUJHJDUDJHGRRU,QVLGHYLOODJHRIĂ&#x20AC;cials utilize the cramped space with great HIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\ 7KH ERDUG PHHWV DW D VPDOO conference table squeezed into an alcove. Old schoolhouse chairs are pushed up against the wall to accommodate report:HEVWHU9LOODJHWUXVWHHVDWWKHLU-DQPHHWLQJLQWKHFUDPSHGFRQGLWLRQVRIWKH:HEVWHU ers and other guests. The village hopes to set aside funds each year to allow for 9LOODJH2IILFH3KRWRE\(5R\DO(PHUVRQ DVPDOOH[SDQVLRQRILWVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVSDFH7KH board authorized $25,000 be set aside in a village authorized entering an agreement Ă&#x20AC;YH WD[IRUHFORVHG DQG YDFDQW KRXVLQJ building fund. The village also authorized a new powith Siren Telephone outlining various XQLWVWKHYLOODJHKDVLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;HGIRUGHPlice vehicle, designating $25,620. construction details. The laying of the olition. Cleaning up these decrepit units broadband will begin in spring with ser- is a priority for the village. They have devices to be available in the fall. molished one house last year. The hope Village caucuses Village board Trustees Sarah Casady, The new library at the intersection of is that once the houses are removed, the *UHJ:LGLNHUDQG.HOVH\*XVWDIVRQZHUH 0DLQ6WUHHWZLWK+Z\LVDOVRDZHO- lots will be ready for construction of new comed addition to the village. The board housing units. Getting rid of the eyesores, nominated at the village caucus to be on authorized $5,000 in increased library and the problems associated with them, is the April ballot. There were no other nominations. One village resident was funding to expand its community ser- WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWHS vices. 9LOODJH 3ROLFH &KLHI 0LNH 6SDIIRUG in attendance, to nominate Casady for presented a draft ordinance that would re-election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing a decent job,â&#x20AC;? Vacant houses, problem rentals address law enforcement problems with 9LOODJHERDUGPHPEHU7LPRWK\0DORQH\ 7KH YLOODJH VHHNLQJ WR FOHDQ XS WKH rental units in town. The ordinance aftereffects of the Great Recession and would empower the police department VDLGUHJDUGLQJWKHDSSDUHQWODFNRISXEfinancial collapse, authorized $15,000 to order the eviction of problem tenants lic interest in serving on the village board. from its reserve fund account for the if three or more police calls are received â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or maybe nobody cares.â&#x20AC;? demolition of vacant houses. There are from the same residence in a single year.


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Becky Strabel | Staff writer TOWN OF LAFOLLETTE - While the :KLWH3LQHV&HPHWHU\+HUWHOFDUHWDNHU LVDZD\'DUZ\Q%URZQZLOOEHDYDLODEOH to assist in locating plots. This agenda

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meeting. Other general business included road items such as repairing of a few road signs and replacing a couple of batteries in town machinery.

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Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school board busy Becky Strabel | Staff writer SIREN - The Siren School Board of EduFDWLRQKDVEHHQTXLWHEXV\WKLVSDVWZHHN First, they met for a special board PHHWLQJ0RQGD\-DQWRGLVFXVVWKH hiring of a permanent, full-time superintendent, and all of the committees had their monthly meetings. And with half the month remaining, three of the board members and the district administrator are attending the Wisconsin Association of School Boards annual convention in 0LOZDXNHHSOXVWKH\VWLOOKDYHWKHUHJular monthly board meeting at the end of the month. 0RVWRIWKHSROLF\SODQQLQJDQGFXUULFXOXPFRPPLWWHHPHHWLQJKHOGRQ0RQday, Jan. 11, focused on crossing Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and dotting Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on policies that will go in front of the full board, but there were a few things that led to a discussion. 7KH6LFN%DQN/HDYH3ROLF\ZKLFK ZLOOKDYHLWVĂ&#x20AC;UVWUHDGLQJDWWKHHQGRIWKH month, is designed as a voluntary option IRUHOLJLEOHHPSOR\HHVWRGRQDWHVLFNWLPH WRDEDQNIRUIXWXUHXVHE\RWKHUHOLJLEOH employees that may need additional time off due to extenuating circumstances. The EDODQFHRIWKHEDQNLVVDLGQRWWRH[SLUH School staff has developed a curricuOXPSODQWKDWFRPPLWWHHPHPEHUVOLNHG however, the plan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include costs

and administration noted that the current budgeted amount is slim. Some additional funding resources are needed. Grant searching and writing committee members are wanted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our high level of poverty there is no reason that we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be eligible for some available money,â&#x20AC;? commented FRPPLWWHHPHPEHU3HJJ\0RRUH Other committee items included a posVLEOHWZHDNLQJRIWKHVFKRROFDOHQGDUIRU0DUFKWRLQFOXGHDQH[WUDGD\ off but it would follow a long day of parent/teacher conferences, a community meal and an organization fair. 7KH*3$FODVVUDQNGHWHUPLQDWLRQIRU students in the special education program ZDVPRGLĂ&#x20AC;HG:KLOHWKLVLWHPZDVIDLUO\ straightforward, it brought about a discussion regarding honor points and policy from 1995. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honor points are given for each grade HDUQHG 0RUH FODVVHV HTXDO PRUH KRQRU points. Classes are not weighted, but if \RX WDNH DQ ,79 FODVV EHIRUH VFKRRO RU during study hall you will gain more SRLQWVDQG\RXUFODVVUDQNLQJFRXOGLPprove,â&#x20AC;? suggested board member Jim KoSHFN\

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race, featuring snowmobile races for chilGUHQDJHWR/XFNUHVLGHQWV.HQWDQG Tara Christensen, along with their sons .HQW&KULVWHQVHQDQG Ashten and Kadyn, requested and gained /XFN3ROLFH&KLHI0RQWH board approval to hold the race on Big 7UHWVYHQ ZRUN RXW GH %XWWHUQXW/DNH According to its website, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Pro WDLOV IRU WKH 6DWXUGD\ )HENLGVLFHUDFHRQ ,FH UDFLQJ LV D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W \RXWK LFHUDF%LJ %XWWHUQXW /DNH  ,Q ing association based in the Twin Cities RQ WKH GLVFXVVLRQ LV region. We have over 30 active families SXEOLF ZRUNV GLUHFWRU ZKR WHDFK NLGV VDIH GULYLQJ DQG UDFLQJ 6HWK3HWHUVHQz3KRWRV practices as well as good sportsmanship E\0DU\6WLUUDWXQOHVVRWK and friendship.â&#x20AC;? KPI holds eight or nine races a year, HUZLVHQRWHG Christensen told the board. Other area UDFHVLQFOXGHWKRVHLQ6LUHQ7XUWOH/DNH DQG)RUHVW/DNH0LQQ The one-day event will begin at 8 a.m. DQG EH Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG E\  RU  SP KH VDLG with races in 14 classes. An awards ceremony and dinner will be held afterward at a local establishment, although the loEHQHĂ&#x20AC;W FDWLRQLVQRW\HWĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HG â&#x20AC;&#x153;By promoting events and experiences 7KH UHJXODWLRQVL]H RYDO WUDFN ZLOO EH in our neighboring communities along plowed east of the boat landing and will the corridor,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are also SRVVLEO\EHXVHGWKHQH[WZHHNHQGIRUWKH helping our community. What is good /XFN:LQWHU&DUQLYDO for the communities along the corridor No alcohol is allowed. KPI is responbetween Centuria and Lewis is good for sible for insurance, getting sponsors and /XFN WRR SURYLGHG ZH ZRUN DQG SODQ FOHDULQJWKHLFHDVZHOODVNQRFNLQJGRZQ together. the higher berms after the race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our tourism committee wants our 0RUHWKDQIDPLOLHVDUHH[SHFWHGWR neighbors to see us as a partner in their WDNHSDUWLQWKHHYHQWDQG/XFN¡VWRXULVP communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success, not as a competi- committee is encouraging area businesses tor.â&#x20AC;? WRĂ&#x20AC;QGZD\VWRZHOFRPHWKHVHJXHVWVWR Anyone who has an event they would the village. OLNH WR DGG WR WKH FDOHQGDU RU KDYH SURâ&#x20AC;&#x153;As a tourism committee,â&#x20AC;? Kinney said moted in the tourism newsletter can later, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we want the organizers to consider complete a form on the GLVFRYHUOXFNFRP /XFNDGHVWLQDWLRQORFDWLRQIRUIXWXUHUDFZHEVLWH7KHUHLVDOLQNWRWKHIRUPRQWKH LQJHYHQWV,WWDNHVEXVLQHVVDQGFRPPXcalendar tab of the website. QLW\VXSSRUWWRPDNHWKDWKDSSHQÂľ

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3HRSOHZKRNQRZPHNQRZWKDW I have a passion for animals, and it saddens me to see how many animals have suffered just here in %XUQHWW RU 3RON &RXQW\ 5HFHQWO\ a concerned woman wrote a letter to the editor about dogs tied in the woods to doghouses. The authorities are unable to do anything and the humane society does not have the authority to go on private property. I have seen these dogs myself. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good life for these poor dogs. There are other dogs facing the same situation as well as many FDWV,RIWHQWKLQNKRZZRXOGWKHVH RZQHUV OLNH WR VSHQG D FRXSOH RI days outside in these temperatures? Animals left outside in this type of weather suffer from frostbite and sadly some die from the exposure. Pets are not a commodity or a right, they are family. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care for your pets in a loving and responsible way, then you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any. Animals are

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Reps. Brooks, Quinn and Tranel spearhead Rural Wisconsin Initiative Seven bills included in initial plan; website launched to gather public feedback 0$',621  /DVW ZHHN D JURXS RI 5HSXEOLFDQ OHJislators hailing from rural areas across the state came together to announce the Rural Wisconsin Initiative, an LQLWLDO SDFNDJH RI VHYHQ SLHFHV RI OHJLVODWLRQ WKDW WKH\ hope will jump-start a conversation on opportunities in outstate Wisconsin. The group is led by Reps. Ed %URRNV5HHGVEXUJ5RPDLQH4XLQQ5LFH/DNHDQG7UDvis Tranel, Cuba City. The plan includes bills that will boost funding for broadband expansion grants, increase available re-

sources for youth apprenticeship grants and tuition reimbursement grants for apprenticeships, create rural opportunity zones, expand a student loan repayment SURJUDPIRUUXUDOWHDFKHUVHQFRXUDJHH[SDQGHG67(0 education programs and bolster funding for the Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program. ´,W¡VWLPHIRUUXUDO:LVFRQVLQLWHVWRVSHDNZLWKRQH YRLFHLQ0DGLVRQÂľVDLG4XLQQZKRFRQWULEXWHGOHJLVlation to the plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rural Wisconsin Initiative will serve as an umbrella to galvanize rural legislators to bring our issues to the Capitol and ensure that the issues that affect us every day are addressed. We have so much of the same talent and potential; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time that rural WisFRQVLQ FKLOGUHQ KDG WKH VDPH RSSRUWXQLWLHV DV NLGV LQ 0LOZDXNHHRU0DGLVRQÂľ 6HYHUDO OHJLVODWRUV KDYH MRLQHG %URRNV 4XLQQ DQG

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Rep. Jarchow works at Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Distributing Working With You Day 0$',621/DVW)ULGD\-DQVWDWH5HS$GDP-DUFKRZFHOHEUDWHGRQH\HDURI:RUNLQJ:LWK<RXGD\VE\ ZRUNLQJDW%LOO¡V'LVWULEXWLQJ Jarchow spent a full eight-hour shift on the road to &OD\WRQDQG&OHDU/DNHWRGLVWULEXWHEHYHUDJHVWRORFDO taverns, restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. He assisted Andy, one of the service representatives at Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 'LVWULEXWLQJKDXOLQJFDVHVDQGNHJVRIEHHULQWRWKHFXVtomers locations. %LOO¡V'LVWULEXWLQJZDVIRXQGHGLQLQ0HQRPRQLH by father and son, Henry and Bill Giertz. Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s began out RIWKHEDFNRID)RUGWUXFNVHOOLQJFDVHVRIEHHU Over the next 62 years, Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has broadened their variety of beverages and outgrown many buildings as they

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charge. He was accused of assaulting the female preteen as she slept in her bed at KLVKRPHEDFNLQPLG$XJXVW7KH victim was not yet 13 years old at the time. While Anderson imposed a state prison sentence of 17 years, with seven of those Greg Marsten | Staff writer years incarcerated and the remaining 10 %$/6$0/$.(²3RON&RXQW\&LUFXLW years of extended supervision, he stayed Court Judge Jeffery Anderson imposed a WKHEXONRIWKDWVHQWHQFHDQGLQVWHDGLPsentence of up to 17 years in state prison posed a one-year local jail term, which for a 25-year-old began immediately. He must serve at Amery man who least nine months of the term, with anwas found guilty RWKHUWKUHHPRQWKVEDQNHGIRUSUREDWLRQat trial last fall of ary use. Ă&#x20AC;UVWGHJUHH VH[XDO Carnine is now a registered sex ofcontact of a child fender and cannot have contact with the under age 13. victim, and he will be on probation for at Jacob Carnine, 25, OHDVW\HDUV,IKHEUHDNVWKHWHUPVRIKLV Amery, was senprobation, he faces the court imposing the WHQFHG RQ 'HF  full, 17-year state prison sentence. after a jury found Since that sentence, Carnineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney him guilty last KDVQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGWKHFRXUWVWKDWWKH\LQWHQGWR August of the felpursue post-conviction relief, although a -DFRE&DUQLQH ony sexual assault motion hearing on that intent has yet to

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Dresser-Osceola Boundary Committee clarifies mission

Draft document beginning to emerge; boards may need to give input

disputes to guide future boundary conĂ LFWVRYHULVVXHVOLNHVDQLWDU\VHZHUVHUvices, police services, zoning, land-use planning and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounds pretty clear,â&#x20AC;? stated Neil *XVWDIVRQZKRLVD'UHVVHUUHSUHVHQWDGreg Marsten | Staff writer tive. But as the group went deeper into the '5(66(5²6HYHUDODUHDVRIDJUHHPHQW DQG D IHZ WRSLFV RI SRWHQWLDO FRQĂ LFW 6DOHP3DGGRFN/DNHGRFXPHQWWKH\GLG emerged at the latest meeting between the Ă&#x20AC;QG D IHZ DUHDV WKDW ZHUH QRW VR FOHDU FRRSHUDWLYHERXQGDU\FRPPLWWHHWDVNHG and may require more input from their with drafting an agreement between the respective boards, such as sanitary sewer YLOODJH RI 'UHVVHU DQG WKH QHLJKERULQJ service requirements, zoning and even Town of Osceola. The committee met whether any areas poised for annexation RQ0RQGD\-DQPRYLQJIRUZDUGRQ should require so-called extraterritorial plat reviews. drafting the outline of an agreement. At issue is whether a nonconforming The committee is comprised of two residents of each municipality, and has been use in one municipality would become drafting their own document, generally a conforming use if annexation was remirroring portions of a state-approved quested, although Gustafson noted that joint agreement between the Town of the state frowns on annexation requests 6DOHP DQG WKH YLOODJH RI 3DGGRFN /DNH being used as a way to avoid otherwise ilwhich set future boundaries and outlined legal uses or zoning that was not allowed plans of basic services as the village grew in the town. Also at issue is how to deal with aninto the town. 7KHWZRVRFDOOHG|JURZWKDUHDV}DUHGHILQHGPRUHFOHDUO\RQWKLVPDSPHDQWWRDOORZWKHYLO 7KH2VFHROD'UHVVHUGUDIWWHDPIRXQG nexation requests in areas outside the soODJHRI'UHVVHUWR|VTXDUHRII}WKHLUERXQGDULHVUHVSHFWLYHWRWKH7RZQRI2VFHROD$QQH[DWLRQ a few areas where they agree, including called â&#x20AC;&#x153;growth areasâ&#x20AC;? they have roughly UHTXHVWVRXWVLGHWKHJURZWKDUHDVDUHOHVVFOHDU3KRWRVE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ using a time line similar to the two mu- HVWDEOLVKHGDWOHDVWWZR´EORFNVÂľRUWHUULnicipalitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; current comprehensive plans, tories adjacent to the village that are cur%XWDIWHURYHUDQKRXU*XVWDIVRQDVNHG rently in the town areas to the southwest ation would be handled outside of those both of which run until 2030. 7KH\ DOVR XVHG WKH 6DOHP3DGGRFN DQG WR WKH QRUWKZHVW RI 'UHVVHU YLOODJH growth areas, except that it might have if the committee has gone as far as they FDQ ZLWKRXW RXWVLGH KHOS ´, GR WKLQN /DNH GRFXPHQW WR HVWDEOLVK WKH ´SURE- limits, where growth may sort of square different procedures for plat review. ´:HPD\KDYHWRKDYHRXUERDUGVORRN ZH¡UH PDNLQJ WUDFWLRQ QRZÂľ *XVWDIVRQ lemsâ&#x20AC;? the document is meant to address, off areas of town land in the village. It was unclear how potential annex- DW LW FORVHUÂľ WRZQ UHSUHVHQWDWLYH 0LNH said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spun our wheels for a while ... proactively, citing potential annexation Wallis stated. %XWGR\RXWKLQNZHQHHGWRJHWDQRXWThe committee did seem to agree that side source involved? If so, it may cost us any annexation should be contiguous to some money.â&#x20AC;? the village limits, eliminating possible Wallis and Jim Thanig of the town conâ&#x20AC;&#x153;islandsâ&#x20AC;? of the village within the town, WLQJHQWVHHPHGWRWKLQNWKH\FDQJRIXUZKLFK PLJKW OHDG WR FRQĂ LFWV RYHU VHU- ther without outside help. YLFHVOLNHURDGSORZLQJRUHYHQODZHQ´, WKLQN ZH¡UH PDNLQJ PRUH SURJUHVV forcement. the more we meet,â&#x20AC;? Wallis said. 4XHVWLRQV RI KRZ WR GHDO ZLWK URDG ´<HDK,WKLQNZH¡UH2.VRIDUÂľ7KDQLJ boundaries also may create law enforce- added. PHQW FRQĂ LFWV HVSHFLDOO\ LI WKH WRZQ LV Several questions remain as they preresponsible for one half of the road, and pare for their next meeting, such as how the village has the other side. to deal with zoning regulations, the plat ´'RHV WKDW PHDQ WKH\ FDQ RQO\ LVVXH review issue and how to address some anWLFNHWVJRLQJWKHRQHZD\"Âľ'UHVVHUYLO- nexation issues outside the growth areas. ODJH FOHUN -RGL *LOEHUW QRWHG ´$QG GR 7KH\ DOVR DUH H[SHFWHG WR ORRN FORVHU DW they only plow in one direction?â&#x20AC;? the service requirements, such as water, There may also be issues with state sewer and public safety. road aids, grants and maintenance. AlBoth municipal bodies have been given though there are currently unwritten updates from their boundary committee 0HPEHUVRIWKH'UHVVHU7RZQRI2VFHROD&RRSHUDWLYH%RXQGDU\&RPPLWWHHPHWWKLVZHHNWR agreements between the two bodies over representatives, but Wallis noted that IXUWKHUFODULI\WKHLUPLVVLRQDQGDUHDVRIDJUHHPHQW3LFWXUHG /WR5 0LNH:DOOLV-LP7KDQLJ SORZLQJDQGWKHOLNHIXWXUHRUSRWHQWLDO WKH\ PD\ KDYH WR DVN IRU PRUH ERDUG 1HLO*XVWDIVRQDQG'UHVVHU9LOODJHFOHUN-RGL*LOEHUW annexation may require those road main- input before they can agree on a several tenance agreements to be more formal. questions.

Three arrests for meth and other drugs

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Greg Marsten | Staff writer %$/6$0 /$.( ² $ FRPELQHG 3RON &RXQW\ 6KHULII¡V 'HSDUWPHQW QDUFRWLFV team and other agents executed a search ZDUUDQWIRUD%DOVDP/DNHDSDUWPHQWRQ the evening of Friday, Jan. 15, where they netted methamphetamine, paraphernalia and possible evidence of drug dealing. According to the probable cause report Ă&#x20AC;OHGE\WKH3&6'RQFHWKH\HQWHUHGWKH residence, the agents discovered a bag of meth and evidence of dealing, such as bags, scales, cash and other items.

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Boys basketball/Continued )RKUHQNDPP Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHG ZLWK  SRLQWV for the Tigers including a pair of threes in the second half. Washburn added nine, IROORZHGE\6LJIULGVVHYHQ'H%ODVHVL[ 7UHYRU *XVWDIVRQ Ă&#x20AC;YH DQG )RUPDQHN one. 7KHJDPHFDPHGRZQWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVHFonds as Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oustigoff had a chance to tie the game but the shot went long. ´+H LV D KHFN RI D SOD\HU DQG KDV KLW huge shots for them against us in the past. All in all, it was a huge win for the program. Not only is Siren a rival school but a conference school,â&#x20AC;? said Schererr. ´,WIHHOVUHDOO\JRRGWRJHWWKHPRQNH\RII WKHEDFNÂľ Oustigoff led Siren with 16 points, followed by Ruud, 13, Tanner Lee, four, and .DDQDQ &KULVWLDQVRQ 'RODQ +LJKVWURP DQG0D[/LQGTXLVWHDFKKDGWZR

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Vikings hang on over improving Cardinals UnityĆ&#x201A;Sirencontinue winningways Frederic 56, Luck 52 Marty Seeger|Staff writer /8&.²7KH/XFNJLUOVEDVNHWEDOOWHDP was able to build a 19-7 lead over Frederic on Friday, Jan. 15, but was unable to hang RQ DV WKH 9LNLQJV FDPH VXUJLQJ EDFN WUDLOLQJE\RQO\WZRSRLQWVDWWKHEUHDN â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a hard-fought second half but we just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come up with it,â&#x20AC;? said /XFNFRDFK%ULWWD3HWHUVHQ´:HPLVVHG several bunnies that we should have had LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO PLQXWHV DQG )UHGHULF ZDV solid from the free-throw line to seal the deal.â&#x20AC;? /XFN KDV EHHQ VWHDGLO\ LPSURYLQJ DV the season continues to cruise along, and proved Friday that they can compete against one of the top teams in the conferHQFHDIWHUORVLQJWRWKH9LNLQJVE\PRUH WKDQSRLQWVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHWKHWZRWHDPV met. ´0\NLGVSOD\HGUHDOO\KDUGDOOWKURXJKout the game and I am proud of their effort and improvement since the last time )UHGHULFDQG/XFNSOD\HUVVFUDPEOHIRUDORRVHEDOOGXULQJDFORVHJDPHDW/XFN)ULGD\-DQ we played them,â&#x20AC;? Petersen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And z3KRWRE\%HFN\$PXQGVRQ our offense scored 52 points, moved the ball well, and made some good decisions so I was happy with that. Our rebounding really struggled and is something we QHHGWRFRQWLQXHWRZRUNRQÂľ /XFN KDG ZHOOEDODQFHG VFRULQJ ZLWK Paige Runnels leading with 13, followed by Emma Pedersen and Olivia Nielsen HDFKZLWK%ULWWDQ\'RQDOGQLQH.\OD 0HOLQVHYHQDQG,VDEHOOH-HQVHQWKUHH For Frederic, Ann Chenal led the ViNLQJVLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIZLWKSRLQWVDQG shot 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. Taylor Alseth had to sit out for a portion of 8QLW\V *DEULHOOH WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIDIWHUJHWWLQJLQWRIRXOWURXEOH )RHOOHU WDNHV FRQ 6KHKDGWKUHHIRXOVDWWKHEUHDNEXWKHU WURO XQGHU WKH KRRS WHDPPDWHVZHUHDEOHWRSLFNXSWKHVODFN DJDLQVW 6KHOO /DNH DFFRUGLQJWRFRDFK7UR\:LQN )ULGD\ -DQ  z ´/XFNLO\$QQVWHSSHGXSKHUEDOOKDQ3KRWR E\ /DUU\ 6DP dling along with Nicole (Nelson) to get VRQ XVEDFNLQWRWKHJDPHÂľVDLG:LQNQRWLQJ &KHQDO¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIIUHHWKURZVDQGDSDLU of big 3-pointers by Nelson in the second KDOIWRKHOSWKH9LNLQJVJHWEDFNWKHOHDG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emily (Amundson) was pretty steady all game long, leading us with 18 points and playing her usual strong defense,â&#x20AC;? VDLG:LQN 1HOVRQĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGZLWKSRLQWVRQWKH night while Alseth had seven and Kalyn 0LOOHUDQG6KHOEL5RRWHDFKKDGIRXU Unity 63, Shell Lake 45 6+(///$.(²:LWKDQRQFRQIHUHQFH ZLQRYHU6KHOO/DNHRQ)ULGD\-DQWKH Unity Eagle girls improved to 5-4 overall while winning their fourth straight game to start a stretch of three consecutive road games.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought our efforts in this game to improve our turnovers were better. We reduced our total from our Webster game RQ7XHVGD\DQGVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\EHWWHUIURP our Frederic game the previous Friday,â&#x20AC;? said coach Rory Paulsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of our improvements are a product of the way our opposing team plays us. No matter

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Prairie Farm 60, Frederic 56 :(%67(5²3UDLULH)DUPKDQGHG)UHGHULFJLUOVEDVNHWEDOORQO\WKHLUWKLUGORVVRI WKHVHDVRQRQ0RQGD\-DQLQDQRQconference game. The Panthers led 29-19 at halftime and despite Fredericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best efforts in the second half, Prairie Farm hung RQIRUWKHZLQ'HVSLWHRQO\SRLQWVLQ WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIWKH9LNLQJVVFRUHGVHFRQG half points. Taylor Alseth scored 13 in WKHVHFRQGKDOIDQGOHGWKH9LNLQJVZLWK 19 overall. Nicole Nelson also had a big second half with 11 points and 13 overall. Ann Chenal scored 14 points, Emily Amundson had eight and Shelbi Root DGGHGWZREXWWKH9LNLQJVVKRWMXVWRI 13 from the free-throw line. Leading the Panthers was Amber GlaVHUZLWKSRLQWVZKLOH0HJJDQ:KLWman had 12, and Jody Bates added 11.

what defense we face, our girls are embracing the challenge of handling the ball ZLWKRXWPDNLQJPLVWDNHVÂľ The Eagles were led by Gabrielle Foeller with 27 points in the win. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wrap up their three away games at Grantsburg Friday, Jan. 22, before hosting Prairie Farm Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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Gymnasts set season highs at River Falls CompeteatRiceLake thisweekend Marty Seeger|Staff writer 5,9(5 )$//6 ² 7KH *UDQWVEXUJ /XFN8QLW\ J\PQDVWLFV WHDP FRPSHWHG at River Falls among 10 other teams. GLU Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGLQĂ&#x20AC;IWKSODFHRQ6DWXUGD\-DQ and several hit personal best scores along the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a good meet. We were consisWHQWÂŤVWDUWLQJWKHPHHWRIIRQWKHĂ RRU H[HUFLVHZLWKVROLGURXWLQHVDQGZHNHSW a steady momentum ending on the balDQFHEHDPZLWKWKUHHVWXFNURXWLQHVE\ Brittanie Blume, Erica Simmons and Gracie Gerber,â&#x20AC;? said coach Kathy Lund. $VDWHDPWKH\Ă&#x20AC;QLVKHGZLWKDVFRUHRI MXVWRYHUDSRLQWEDFNIURP$VKland in fourth place with 127.750. The top WZRWHDPVZHUH5LYHU)DOOVLQĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH  IROORZHG E\ *DOH(WWULFN7UHPpelau, 133.450. Among those with season highs were Holly Fiedler with 7.325 on bars, 6.75 on EHDPDQGLQWKHDOODURXQG0RUJDQ Pfaff had a personal best on beam with DQGRQĂ RRU%OXPHKDGDVFRUH of 6.65 on beam and 7.30 on vault. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freshman Gracie Gerber went up alPRVW WKUHH SRLQWV IURP ODVW ZHHN ZLWK SHUVRQDOEHVWVLQDOOHYHQWVWDNLQJWKRQ vault with an 8.75 and coming home with WKUHHPHGDOVÂľ/XQGVDLG*HUEHUĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG WKRYHUDOORQEDUVZLWKVKHWRRNVHYenth on beam with 8.2, and was eighth in all around with a 33.325. With lingering injury, senior Jessee /()70RUJDQ3IDIIKDGDSHUVRQDOEHVWLQWZRHYHQWVLQFOXGLQJWKHEHDPDQGIORRUDW5LYHU)DOOV6DWXUGD\-DQ5,*+7*UDFLH*HUEHURIWKH Lerud competed in one event in River *UDQWVEXUJ/XFN8QLW\J\PQDVWLFVWHDPFRPSHWHVRQWKHXQHYHQEDUVLQ5LYHU)DOOVz3KRWRVE\-RVK5LHZHVWDKO )DOOVEXWVWLOOPDQDJHGWRWDNHĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH on the uneven bars with a score of 8.975. ZHNHHSDGGLQJGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW\DQGLW¡VPDNLQJ 7KHWHDPLVKHDGHGWR5LFH/DNH+LJK which will be Saturday, Jan. 23, starting â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made some good improvement a big difference,â&#x20AC;? said Lund. School for their next scheduled invitation, at 11 a.m. WKLVZHHNURXWLQHVDUHFRPLQJWRJHWKHU

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1800-927-9275. 445101 8a-etfcp 19Ltfc

(Jan.  20) NOTICE  IN  REPLEVIN STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK    COUNTY Case  Code    31003 Case  No.  15-­SC-­864 To:  KATHERINE  M.  SAVOY You   are   hereby   notified   that   a   summons   and   complaint   has   been   issued   to   recover   posses-­ sion   of   the   following   described   goods   and   chattels,   to   wit: 2013   FORD   FIESTA,   VIN   #3FADP4AJ9DM185797   of   which   I,   the   plaintiff,   am   entitled   to  the  possession,  and  which  you   have   unjustly   taken   and   unlaw-­ fully  detain  from  me. NOW,   THEREFORE,   unless   you   shall   File   an   Answer   in   the   Circuit   Court   of   Polk   County,   located   in   the   Polk   County   Courthouse  in  the  City  of  Balsam   Lake,   State   of   Wisconsin,   on   February  15,  2016,   at   1:30   p.m.   before  the  calendar  judge  or  any   other  judge  of  said  court  to  whom   the  said  action  may  be  assigned   for   trial,   judgment   will   be   ren-­ dered  against  you  for  the  delivery   of   said   property   to   the   plaintiff   and   for   damages   for   the   deten-­ tion  thereof  and  for  costs. Dated   at   Milwaukee,   WI,   this   11th  day  of  January. SANTANDER  CONSUMER   USA,  INC. Plaintiff By: Jerome  C.  Johnson,  Attorney State  Bar#  1016307 839  N.  Jefferson  St.,  #200 Milwaukee,  WI  53202 Tele:    414-­271-­5400 PO  No.:  1877.98 >5(?37

(Jan.  6,  13,  20) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY OCWEN  LOAN  SERVICING,   LLC, Plaintiff  vs. BRIAN  W.  NUTTER,  et  al. Defendant(s) Case  No:  15  CV  146 NOTICE  OF  SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   fore-­ closure   entered   on   October   30,   2015,   in   the   amount   of   $88,012.89,   the   Sheriff   will   sell   the  described-­premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   February   2,   2016,   at   10:00  a.m. TERMS:  By  bidding  at  the  sher-­ iff   sale,   prospective   buyer   is   consenting  to  be  bound  by  the   following  terms: 1.)  10%  down  in  cash  or  mon-­ ey   order   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   fail-­ ure   to   pay   balance   due   will   result   in   forfeit   of   deposit   to   plaintiff. 2.)   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.)   Plaintiff   opens   bidding   on   the  property,  either  in  person   or   via   fax   and   as   recited   by   the   sheriff   department   in   the   event   that   no   opening   bid   is   offered,   plaintiff   retains   the   right   to   request   the   sale   be   declared   as   invalid   as   the   sale  is  fatally  defective. PLACE:   Polk   County   Justice   Center   at   1005   W.   Main   Street,  Balsam  Lake,  Wis. DESCRIPTION:  Lots  1  and  2,  of   Certified  Survey  Map  No.  976,   recorded  in  Volume  4  of  Certi-­ fied  Survey  Maps  on  Page  223   as   Document   No.   418713,   lo-­ cated  in  the  Northwest  Quarter   of  the  Southwest  Quarter  (NW   1/4  of  SW  1/4),  Section  Twen-­ ty-­one   (21),   Township   Thirty-­ six   (36)   North,   Range   Seven-­ teen   (17)   West,   Luck   Town-­ ship,  Polk  County,  Wisconsin.   PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   2636A   State  Rd.  35,  Luck,  WI  54853. TAX  KEY  NO.:  036-­00489-­0100. Dated   this   1st   day   of   Decem-­ ber,  2015. /s/Sheriff  Peter  M.  Johnson Polk  County  Sheriff Jordan  C.  Staleos J.  Peterman  Legal  Group  Ltd. State  Bar  No.  1085629 165  Bishops  Way,  Suite  100 Brookfield,  WI  53005 262-­790-­5719 Please   go   to   www.jpeterman legalgroup.com  to  obtain  the  bid   for   this   sale.   J.   Peterman   Legal   Group   Ltd.   is   the   creditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   att-­ orney   and   is   attempting   to   col-­ lect  a  debt  on  its  behalf.  Any  in-­ formation   obtained   will   be   used   for  that  purpose. 640069 WNAXLP

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POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Business  And  Operations  Manager  -­ Community  Services

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Full-­time  -­  Exempt  (Salaried)  Position Position   is   responsible   to   provide   strategic   management   and   leadership   of   the   overall   business   operations   of   the   Community   Services   Division.   This   position   assists   the   Community   Services   Director   in   developing   and   imple-­ menting   sound   fiscal   policy,   coordinating   division   technology   services,   and   assuring   overall   coordination   and   progressive   service   delivery   for   Division   business  and  office  operations.  The  goal  of  the  position  is  to  ensure  the  busi-­ ness   and   operational   aspects   of   the   Community   Services   division   run   effi-­ ciently  while  the  needs  of  stakeholders  and  clients  are  managed  effectively.     Deadline  to  apply:  January  25,  2016

Social  Worker  -­  Mental  Health Community  Services $23.80/hour Full-­time  -­  Nonexempt  (Hourly)  Position Position  is  responsible  for  providing  a  variety  of  direct  and  indirect  services  to   clients   with   mental   illness   and/or   substance   abuse   concerns.   These   clients   may   be   under   mental   health   or   drug   commitments   and   either   living   in,   or   returning  to  the  community.    Involves  working  with  service  providers,  includ-­ ing   various   community   agencies,   ensuring   appropriate   level,   intensity   and   effectiveness   of   services,   while   serving   as   the   communication   liaison   between  the  client  and  all  other  involved  parties.  Candidates  must  be  a  cer-­ tified  Social  Worker  by  the  State  of  Wisconsin,  or  eligible  for  certification  and   certified  within  two  years  of  employment. Deadline  to  apply:  January  27,  2016 Full-­time  positions  offer  a  comprehensive  benefit  package,  including  partici-­ pation  in  the  Wisconsin  Retirement  program  for  government  employees  and   optional  health,  dental  and  vision  insurance.  Polk  County  promotes  the  health   and  well-­being  of  their  employees  with  opportunities  to  support  your  level  of   involvement  in  a  Worksite  Wellness  Program. YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For complete job description, position requirements, application and details, please visit our website at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities. 3 AA/EEOC


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POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS DOQ       

Full-­time  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Exempt  (Salaried)  Position Polk   County   is   seeking   experienced   law   enforcement   professionals   as   candidates   for   the   position   of   Chief   Deputy   Sheriff.   This   position   is   responsible  to  provide  strategic  management  and  leadership  of  the  overall   four  divisions  of  the  Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Department:  Field  Service,  Jail,  Emergency   Manage-­ment  and  Communication.  Must  be  an  experienced  law  enforce-­ ment   professional   and   proven   leader,   committed   to   the   professional development   of   the   department.   The   candidate   will   be   an   exceptional   communicator,  able  to  thoughtfully  represent  the  interests  of  the  depart-­ ment   and   Polk   County,   be   politically   astute   and   committed   to   a   positive   working   environment   in   the   delivery   of   services.   Qualifications   include   a   bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   degree   in   a   closely   related   field   with   executive   management   certificates   including   the   FBI   National   Academy,   Northwestern   Univer-­ sity   Center   for   Public   Safety   or   other   similar   state   and/or   national   pro-­ grams   desirable.   The   candidate   will   have   at   least   five   years   of   related   experience  in  a  law  enforcement  leadership  position  and  the  knowledge,   skills   and   abilities   to   perform   the   essential   duties   of   the   position.   Candidates   must   be   eligible   for   Wisconsin   Law   Enforcement   Standards   Board  Administrative  Certificate  within  a  reasonable  period  of  time  follow-­ ing  appointment.     Submit resume, cover letter and contact information with 5 professional references by February 28, 2016, to Joseph De Lopez or Paul Harlow at: www.govhrusa.com/current-­positions/recruitment. Electronic submis-­ sions are required. Telephone inquiries: 847-­380-­3240. Polk County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AA/EEOC 640836 23L

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF POLK COUNTY CALL TO CAUCUS Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2 p.m. Village Pizzeria Of Amery 325 Keller Ave. N â&#x20AC;˘ Amery, WI 54001

715-268-7010 The 2016 Republican Party of Polk County Caucus is only a few weeks away - we hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to join us! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve invited several of our state officials: State Senator Sheila Harsdorf Assemblymen Adam Jarchow & Romaine Quinn State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley NW Regional GOP Coordinator Will Sexauer

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During our County Caucus we will elect delegates to represent our County at: â&#x20AC;˘ The District 7 Caucus on April 16, 2016, in Wisconsin Rapids â&#x20AC;˘ The 2016 RPW State Convention May 13 - 15 in Green Bay Please remember, you need to be a member to vote at the caucus or to be a delegate. You may pay your 2016 membership dues at the County Caucus.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (202) 7205964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.â&#x20AC;? Lakeland 640791 23L WNAXLP Communications

HELP WANTED

BISTRO - FULL TIME

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is looking for a customer-service superstar to join our Bistro crew. Primary position objective is to provide outstanding customer service. Must be prompt, efficient and courteous to all customers. Must be able to take and make orders for the following: cheese trays, pizzas, sandwiches, cheese curds and all other food preparation as needed. Stock, keep seating area clean and maintain products sold in the Bistro area. Qualifications: Demonstrates excellent customer-service skills and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Similar kitchen experience preferred. This position has a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package. The schedule varies including weekday and weekend hours. Weekends are required. This position requires steady standing and some lifting.

Immediate Opening For Resident Admission $ 500 Off First Full Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rent Qualifications for admission are based on a FREE nursing assessment

For more info or to schedule a tour, please call 715-327-4889 107 Oak St. East, Frederic, WI 54837

REGIONAL HOSPICE SERVICES

Join our nonprofit, community-based hospice and palliative care team. We are seeking RN staff for parttime casual position to serve patients and families with a life-limiting illness in their home setting. Candidates must have strong clinical and patient/ family relationship skills, willing to travel and provide care to patients in our Spooner/Grantsburg service area. Benefits include flexible scheduling, paid time off, annuity, travel time and mileage.

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The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view sites and reconvene at 1:15 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, WI. At that time, the applicant will inform the Board of their request. (The applicant must appear at 1:15 p.m. when the Board reconenes at the Government Center.) LBL PROPERTIES LLC request a special exception to Article 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to operate a tourist rooming house. Property affected is: 2019 12th St., Lot 5, CSM #3608, Vol. 16/Pg. 121, Sec. 23/T35N/ R15W, Town of Johnstown, Long Lake (class 2), Parcel #02800581-0500. LAURITSEN FIREWOOD & RENTAL INC. requests a special exception to Article 8D8 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance for a gravel pit. Property affected is: Part of NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec. 26/T36N/R19W, Town of Sterling, pond, Parcel #046-00644-0000. MIKE TRAYNOR requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 & 12B2(e) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to have retaining walls within 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the ordinary highwater mark and walkway greater than 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in width. Property affected is: 1859 136th St., Lot 4, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park, Sec. 35/T35N/R17W, Town of Milltown, Balsam Lake (class 1), Parcel #040-1541-0000. KYLE & KAYLI SCHOUNARD requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to have a garage less than 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from side property lines. Property affected is: 1927 35th Ave., Lot 14, CSM #4412, Vol. 19/Pg. 193, Sec. 14/T32N/R18W, Town of Alden, pond, Parcel #002-01302-1400. 3>5(?37

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TRADITIONS OF FREDERIC ASSISTED LIVING

Applications are available at www.burnettdairy.com/employment Applying for the position: You can apply for this position at Burnett Dairy office, 11631 State Road 70, Grantsburg, WI 54840, or send your resume and application to jobs@burnettdairy.com

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(Jan.  6,  13,  20) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY IN  THE  MATTER  OF  THE   ESTATE  OF Merle  Leonard  Swenson a/k/a  Merle  L.  Swenson Notice  Setting  Time  to  Hear   Application  and  Deadline  for   Filing  Claims (Informal  Administration) Case  No.  15  PR  99 PLEASE  TAKE  NOTICE: 1.   An   application   for   informal   administration  was  filed. 2.   The   decedent,   with   date   of   birth   March   22,   1945,   and   date   of   death   August   30,   2015,   was   domiciled   in   Polk   County,   State   of   Wisconsin,   with   a   mailing   address   of   339   202nd   Street,   Alden   Township,   Osceola,   WI   54020 3.   The   Application   will   be   heard   at   the   Polk   County   Courthouse,   Balsam   Lake,   Wisconsin,   Room   500,   before   Jenell   L.   Anderson,   Probate   Registrar,   on   February   1,   2016,   at  9:00  a.m. You   do   not   need   to   appear   unless   you   object.   The   appli-­ cation  may  be  granted  if  there  is   no  objection. 4.   The   deadline   for   filing   a   claim   against   the   decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   estate  is  April  10,  2016. 5.   A   claim   may   be   filed   at   the   Polk   County   Courthouse,   Bal-­ sam  Lake,  Wis.,  Room  500. 6.   This   publication   is   notice   to   any   persons   whose   names   or   addresses  are  unknown. Jenell  L. Anderson Probate  Registrar December  28,  2015 Karen  Ciegler  Hansen,  Winthrop   &  Weinstine,  P.A. 225  South  Sixth  Street Suite  3500 Minneapolis,  MN  55402 612-­604-­6670  Bar  No.:  1017741 >5(?37

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BURNETT COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER Burnett County Family Resource Center, Inc., has a parttime with potential up to full time:

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER POSITION AVAILABLE The FWS is responsible for conducting strength-based, familycentered home visitation consistent with the Healthy Families America model. Focus is on promoting child development, parentchild relationships and safe and stable home environments. A successful candidate will have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field, experience with infants/toddlers, working with families in a home-based setting. Interested applicants can send resume to: Burnett County Family Resource Center, Inc. 24062 State Road 35/70 P.O. Box 139 Siren, WI 54872  Resumes will be accepted through January 31, 2016.

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(Jan.  13,  20,  27) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Central  Bank,     2270  Frontage  Road  West Stillwater,  MN  55082, Plaintiff, vs. Gene  E.  Swanson 986  Harmony  Lane Amery,  WI  54001, Kathleen  G.  Swanson 986  Harmony  Lane Amery,  WI  54001, Capital  One  Bank 4851  Cox  Road Glen  Allen,  VA  23060, Midland  Credit  Management 3111  Camino  Del  Rio  North Suite  1300 San  Diego,  CA  92108, GE  Capital  Retail  Bank 6510  Millrock  Road Holladay,  UT  54121, WI  Department  of  Workforce   Development 201  East  Washington  Avenue Madison,  WI  53707, and,   WI  Department  of  Revenue 2135  Rimrock  Road   Madison,  WI  53708, Defendants. Case  No.  14-­CV-­306 Code  No.  30404 Foreclosure  of  Mortgage Dollar  Amount  Greater  Than   $10,000 NOTICE  OF  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE   that   by   virtue   of   a   judgment   of   fore-­ closure  entered  on  December  5,   2014,   in   the   amount   of   $148,478.40,  the  Sheriff  will  sell   the  described  premises  at  public   auction  as  follows: TIME:   February   16,   2016,   at   10:00  oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock  a.m. TERMS: 1.   10%   down   in   cash   or   cer-­ tified   funds   at   the   time   of   sale;Íž   balance   due   within   10   days   of   the   confirmation   of   sale;Íž   failure   to   pay   balance   due   will   result   in   forfeit   of   deposit  to  plaintiff. 2.   Sold   â&#x20AC;&#x153;as   isâ&#x20AC;?   and   subject   to   all   legal   liens   and   encum-­ brances. 3.   Buyer   to   pay   applicable   Wisconsin   Real   Estate   Transfer  Tax. PLACE:   The   front   lobby   of   the   Polk   County   Justice   Center,   1005   West   Main   Street,   Balsam  Lake,  WI  54810. DESCRIPTION:   Lot   Ten   (10)   of   the   Plat   of   Harmony   Hills,   be-­ ing  located  in  the  South  half  of   the   Northeast   Quarter   (S   1/2   of   NE   1/4),   Section   Sixteen   (16),   Township   Thirty-­three   (33)  North,  Range  Sixteen  (16)   West,   Town   of   Lincoln,   Polk   County,  Wisconsin. TAX  KEY  NO.:  032.01380.0000. PROPERTY   ADDRESS:   986   Harmony   Lane,   Amery,   WI   54001. Peter  Johnson Sheriff  of  Polk  County,  WI PAIEMENT  LAW  OFFICE,  LLC Attorneys  for  Plaintiff 221  East  Myrtle  Street Stillwater,  MN  55082 651-­967-­5050 Paiement   Law   Office,   LLC   is   attempting   to   collect   a   debt   and   any   information   obtained   will   be   used  for  that  purpose. 640533 WNAXLP

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FULL-TIME OPENINGS

Comforts of Home in Frederic has openings for both female and male full-time residents.

RESPITE OPENINGS

Comforts of Home in Frederic is now offering Overnight Respite Care from one night up to 28 nights for your loved ones.

We pride ourselves in providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price around. Please Call:

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Like a fuzzy carpet of color, Gladys past district governor and known for his connections to used a similar model magnifying reader, so she was somewhat used to the concept, but having one in her described how her world was slowly becoming more un- the causes. clear, regardless of her glasses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A couple of days later he called and said he had a own living room was another matter. Mathews said she could hardy hold back her emotions Fiercely independent, Gladysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lack of vision was mul- â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;reading machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for Gladys,â&#x20AC;? Mathews said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was ZKHQ-HQVHQĂ&#x20AC;UVWJRWWKHQHZUHDGLQJPDFKLQHKRRNHG tiplied more by her inability to read anything. just that fast!â&#x20AC;? up. 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It is made with fermented black beans, mixed with minced garlic. By itself it smells terrible, but when added to the food, it is heavenly. I never cook without it. Hoisin sauce (or plum sauce). A must with Mu Shuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Peking Duck and lotus blossoms. It is dark, sweet and pungent. That and hot mustard are great dipping sauce companions for any appetizers. (Forget the duck sauce. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know where it comes from. And trust me, there are no parts of any ducks involved in the manufacturing process.) Roasted sesame oil. Another all-time favorite. Very aromatic, and adds a glisten to your foods. Fish sauce, a product from Thailand RU9LHWQDP$GGVDXQLTXHĂ DYRUWR \RXUIRRG0DGHZLWKIHUPHQWHGĂ&#x20AC;VK 7KRVHZKRORYHOXWHĂ&#x20AC;VNZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QGWKLV sauce totally irresistible. Five spice powder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made with star anise, fennel seed, Szechuan pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Can you just feel the aromatic sensations? Great with stews or marinades.

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Just a week or two ago Jeannie made a CD for my dad that included a bunch of the Heritage Singers songs. How sweet is that? In her spare time, she runs her Christian Thrift Store from her house. One of the necessities a blind person must have, especially if you live alone, is Braille stickers or raised dots. Jeannie has raised dots on the buttons of her microwave. She is able to tell what setting she sets her slow cooker and toaster to by memorizing how many â&#x20AC;&#x153;clicksâ&#x20AC;? go to each setting. Can you imagine having to remember things like that? We sighted people are so lazy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have it easy. Jeannieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking computer is pretty cool, but so is her talking watch. Her watch tells her the time! After performing this experiment, I found that the meaningful parts of life are the same for all of us. For Jeannie, the most important things in her life are family, her relationship with God, and community connections. What matters most to you? Hopefully it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take eight hours of blindness for you to truly â&#x20AC;&#x153;see.â&#x20AC;?

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he headlines should have been greeted with celebration: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iran releases ten sailors,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;U.S. prisoners leave Iran.â&#x20AC;? But in some quarters, they were met with sneers and suspicion and, predictably, more delusional thinking from Donald Trump, â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hitting them hard, and I think I might have had something to do with it.â&#x20AC;? Sorry to burst your bubble, Trump, but your bluster had nothing to do with either release. Instead, it was years of hard work and overcoming obstacles by a man who should be the odds-on favorite to win this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nobel Peace Prize, Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry never wavered in his push to reach an agreement with the Iranians over the dismantling of their nuclear program. He combined the same elePHQWVRQHXVHVLQUHVROYLQJDQ\FRQĂ LFW building a relationship with the other VLGHDYRLGLQJLQĂ DPPDWRU\UKHWRULF and showing a willingness to see things from the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective. He utilized the same interpersonal skills we teach our children: showing respect by being interested in what others say and listening before speaking. Avoiding reactivity. Staying calm and persevering. The upshot is we avoided another war in the Middle East and now have a relationship with Iran that we can build on. The relationships the secretary built in the nuclear negotiations allowed for the quick release of those 10 sailors, a situation that may have otherwise become another international crisis. And they led to the release of the four prisoners, who had been held for varying lengths of time for different reasons, as well. Kerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, his steadfast commitment and his willingness to subject himself to harsh criticism at a time of life when most of us would choose a more comfortable existence, made these things possible. We owe a debt of gratitude to Kerry. Consider this: In early June of 2015,

7KHYLHZ IURPKHUH Steve Pearson Kerry, no spring chicken at 72, hit a curb on his bicycle and suffered a severe fracture of his right femur just below the hip he had recently had replaced. Observers doubted that he would be able to carry on with the nuclear negotiations, let alone meet his self-imposed deadline of July 1 to reach a deal. But 10 days after a four-hour surgery to repair the fracture, he left the hospital on crutches and plunged right back into the critical talks. This guy is tough, tougher than any of those who would call him weak in his dealings with the Iranians. .HUU\Ă&#x20AC;UVWHPHUJHGRQWKHQDWLRQDO scene back in April of 1971 when, testifying before a U.S. Senate committee hearing on the Vietnam War, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?â&#x20AC;? Kerry was a decorated Vietnam vet, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, who had come to the attention of the Nixon administration when he began speaking out as part of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, VVAW. The day after his testimony, he, along with thousands of other vets, threw his medals over a fence outside the U.S. Capitol building to express opposition to the ongoing war. Six weeks later, he was arrested in Lexington, Mass., during a VVAW march honoring American POWs along with 400 other vets for camping on the village green. The arrests generated a backlash that gave added momentum to the VVAW cause. Kerry, who had been wounded three times in Vietnam and still has shrapnel in his left thigh, had become something of a celebrity in the

anti-war movement; no one wants war, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told, but those who have been there often want it less than others. Fast-forward to 1985. Kerry is now Sen. Kerry and he and fellow Sen. Tom Harkin, of Iowa, travel to Nicaragua to meet with President Daniel Ortega ZKRLVHQJDJHGLQDĂ&#x20AC;JKWZLWKWKH&,$ backed Contra rebels who are using terrorist tactics to incite fear in people across the country. Kerry negotiates a FHDVHĂ&#x20AC;UHDJUHHPHQWEHWZHHQWKH´UHEelsâ&#x20AC;? and Ortegaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandinista government, but back home President Reagan rejects the idea, calling it a â&#x20AC;&#x153;propaganda initiative.â&#x20AC;? But Kerry has shown his mettle as a negotiator, someone willing to put diplomacy on an equal footing with warfare. Two years later, Kerry chaired a committee that investigated the role of WKH&RQWUDVLQGUXJWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FNLQJ7KH committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1989 report states that â&#x20AC;&#x153;individuals who provided support for the Contras were involved in drug trafĂ&#x20AC;FNLQJDQGHOHPHQWVRIWKH&RQWUDV WKHPVHOYHVNQRZLQJO\UHFHLYHGĂ&#x20AC;QDQcial and material assistance from drug WUDIĂ&#x20AC;FNHUVÂľ(YHQPRUHGDPQLQJWKH Kerry committee report concluded that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Contra drug links included payPHQWWRGUXJWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FNHUVE\WKH866WDWH Department of funds authorized by the Congress for humanitarian assistance to the Contras.â&#x20AC;? In 1994, Kerry and fellow Vietnam veteran John McCain co-sponsored a resolution that called for an end to the trade embargo against Vietnam. The resolution passed and, in much the same way as events are unfolding with Iran, it led to action by President Clinton in 1995 that re-established diplomatic relations with our former enemy. His action had the full support of McCain, but others objected, including Republican Sens. Bob Dole and Trent Lott, though their rhetoric was a considerably toned down version of what you would expect to hear today. While Vietnam remains a Communist country, our engagement has had positive rami-

Ă&#x20AC;FDWLRQVIRUWKH9LHWQDPHVHSHRSOHDQG has opened up trade and travel between the two countries. In the 2004 presidential race, Kerry lost to George W. Bush by just over 2 percent, or 35 votes in the Electoral College. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to know what a Kerry presidency would have looked like, but by this point, he had demonstrated a capacity for reaching out to former enemies and reconciling differences, both within the Senate and between nations. When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, many thought Kerry would be his pick for secretary of state, but that job went to Hillary Clinton. When she stepped down in 2012, Kerry ZDVQRPLQDWHGDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGIRUWKH job by a vote of 94 to 3. Within six months, he was meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, deWHUPLQHGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWLIWKHUHZDVDQ\ possibility of rapprochement between the two countries after decades of hosWLOLWLHV0HDQZKLOHUXPRUVZHUHĂ \LQJ that Israel was planning a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, and politicians in the U.S. were making veiled threats as well. Sen. McCain went so far as to warn, in a line that could have come directly out of the satire newspaper The Onion, that â&#x20AC;&#x153;making peace could limit our ability to bomb it (Iran).â&#x20AC;? But Kerry pushed on and ultimately prevailed over the pessimists and doomsayers, and today we can see the EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVRIJLYLQJSHDFHDFKDQFH,WLV Ă&#x20AC;WWLQJWKDWKLVHIIRUWVDWSHDFHPDNLQJ would bear fruit in the same week we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It was King who said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.â&#x20AC;? Kerry understands these words and has shown an ability to translate them into concrete actions that have advanced the cause of peace and will continue to reap rewards. For that, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thankful.

Unity schedules tailgate party for Cancer Night BALSAM LAKE - Mark your calendars for the Unity Eagles Booster Club tailgate party and Unity basketballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Night on Friday, Jan. 29. A tailgate dinner

will be served from 5-7 p.m. in the Unity cafeteria during the Luck/Unity doubleheader basketball game. No One Fights Alone will be the theme

of the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer night. There will EHDEDVNHWEDOOUDIĂ HFKDLQVRIKRSHFROoring pages and cancer color ribbons for sale. All proceeds from the sales will be

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Rehearsals for Communiversity Symphonic Band to start RICE LAKE - The Communiversity Symphonic Band invites area musicians interested in joining the adult concert EDQG WR DWWHQG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW UHKHDUVDO RI WKH spring semester on Monday, Jan. 25, at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake. Band members will meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the music room of the UWBC Fine Arts Build-

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ing. Under the direction of Mike Joosten, the Communiversity Symphonic Band is rehearsing for their spring concert, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., in the UWBC Fine Arts Theatre. The theme of the spring concert is A Night at the Movies. The Communiversity Band is an ensemble based at UW-Barron County. The

band includes musicians not only from the student base, but adults and high school students from the surrounding communities Joosten has a Bachelor of Music Education from UW-La Crosse and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Southern Oregon University. Since 1984 he has been teaching instrumental music in the Cameron School District, directing the high school and middle

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&KURQLFOHV Woodswhimsy the gnome the St. Croix, to attend and possibly incorporate some footage of the re-enactment activities into her production. During her visit, site director Steve Wierschem wondered if Wheeler would be interested in helping out with the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-standing wish to add a short Ă&#x20AC;OPLQWURIRUYLVLWRUVEHIRUHWKH\WDNH the site tours. She was and the project was at last under way. :KHHOHU¡VH[SHULHQFHLQĂ&#x20AC;OPZRUN dates back to the 1960s. As she explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Following college, I began to write KLVWRULFDOĂ&#x20AC;OPVDVDYROXQWHHU6HYHUDO of these were shown on KTCA-TV, now TPT, educational television. In the proFHVVRIZRUNLQJRQWKHVHĂ&#x20AC;OPV,PHW other directors and began to work on PDQ\LQGHSHQGHQWĂ&#x20AC;OPVRYHUWKH\HDUV $ORQJWKHZD\,ZRUNHGRQVRPHĂ&#x20AC;OPV my father was doing in Minnesota on fur trade underwater archeology and the story of the Grand Portage fur trade

)RUWV)ROOH$YRLQH+LVWRULFDO3DUNLVDQ WLFLSDWLQJDQHZLQWURILOPDWWKHVLWHVRRQ 3KRWRVXEPLWWHG site. After retiring from the media department of Macalester College, I began to produce my own videos.â&#x20AC;? One of these turned out to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voices of the St. Croix,â&#x20AC;? the production which OHGKHUWRĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJODVWVSULQJDW)RUWV Folle Avoineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yellow River Echoes event. She adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the years, I developed an interest in sharing the story of the St. Croix Valley from prehistoric times to 1900 through a variety of voices - Native American, French, English and American - people who had lived along the valley or traveled through it. This program has been shot over the past two years and will run about 45 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the process of recording one of the narrators, the French explorer Charles Gauthier (an ancestor of Jackson Buxton), Steve Wierschem of the Folle

school concert bands, marching band and jazz ensembles. Joosten has been the director of the Communiversity Symphonic Band since 2001. Band membership fees are $20/year or $10/semester. If you want to join the Communiversity Band, contact Joosten at 715-458-4803 or at joosten0789@gmail. com. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from UWBC Avoine site told me he would be interested in having me create a short orientation video for the site. That 10-minute program will be narrated by a voice telling a story based upon the journal of young fur trader George Nelson, who spent the fall, winter and spring of 180203 on the Yellow River. The footage has been shot over this past summer and autumn.â&#x20AC;? :KLOHWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJWRXFKHVDUHVWLOO in process, Wheeler hopes to have the Ă&#x20AC;OPUHDG\before the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tours recommence this summer. %DFNWRWKHSUHVHQWWKHVLWH¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDO cross-country ski event ran into some brutally cold weather on Jan. 10 and was canceled, but has been rescheduled for Feb. 28. On Feb. 20-21, the site will host its second-annual winter trade festival. My info source, the Old Recluse, is gathering more details on these and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll write about them soon. Meanwhile, the Harris Palmer Historical Library welcomes the public to visit each Wednesday. More info on the site can be garnered by tooting 715866-8890 or scooting over theforts. org website.

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Annual CAFO workshop set RICE LAKE - This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations workshop will be held at WITC in Rice Lake on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. This workshop features new on-farm practices and technologies for farmers and consultants, and updates on nutrient management planning and regulations associated with CAFO permit holders. Topics covered include use of GPS-controlled manure injection, cutting-edge technologies for removing phosphorus from manure, the role of cover crops, new mapping features of SnapPlus, and updates on permits and regulations required by the Wisconsin DNR and OSHA. Speakers include Ben Peterson, Four Cubs Farm; Clinton Church, USDA Agriculture Research Service; Joe Baeten, WisDNR; Stephanie Schneider, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture; Tyler Gruetzmacher, Barron County Soil and Water Conservation Department, and

Tim Jergenson, Barron County UW-Extension. This annual workshop is intended for current CAFO owners and managers, crop consultants, agency staff, or those farms considering CAFO status. CEU credits are DYDLODEOHIRU&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG&URS$GYLVHUV Advance registration is $15, or $20 at the door. Checks or credit cards are accepted for preregistration; check or cash only at the door. For more information and to preregister, call Kim at Barron County UW-Extension OfĂ&#x20AC;FHDW715-537-6250. This workshop is co-sponsored by UW-Extension and AgStar Financial Services in cooperation with the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. The University of Wisconsin - Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from UWEXT

Vocalists invited to join Red Cedar Choir RICE LAKE - Area vocalists are invited to join the Red Cedar Choir, which will begin rehearsals for the spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 28. The choir will rehearse from 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Music Room at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake under the direction of Beth Joosten. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings, Jan. 28-April 14. The choir will perform their spring concert on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre. Music for the spring semester will be a tribute to the stage, from opera choruses to Broadway musicals. Joosten has been teaching general music and directing choirs in Cameron School District since 1998. In addition, she is now teaching music classes at UW-Barron County. She is director of music at Living Water Lutheran Church

in Cameron, has served as a state honors coach, clinician and adjudicator for the Wisconsin State Music Association, and is active in community music opportunities. Her educational background includes a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in music education from UW-River Falls and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from UW-La Crosse. A letter with pertinent information has been emailed to current members. New members are invited to attend WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWUHKHDUVDO$QDXGLWLRQPD\EHUHTXHVWHGRISDUticipants. Choir membership fees are $20/year or $10/semester. For more information, please contact Joosten at 715458-4803 or email elizabeth.joosten@uwc.edu. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from UWBC

Blood donations urgently needed by the American Red Cross POLK COUNTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative. Blood is needed to respond to emergencies, large and small, across the country every day. For Heather Von Glahn, it was a personal emergency, her 8-year-old daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leukemia diagnosis, that inspired her to make the commitment to give blood regularly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen blood save her life at least 10 times,â&#x20AC;? said Von Glahn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When friends and family ask what they can do for my daughter, I tell them to donate blood. It matters so much!â&#x20AC;? Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughRXWWKHZLQWHUWRPDLQWDLQDVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWEORRGVXSSO\IRU patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood

by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). Upcoming opportunities to give blood in Polk County are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 933 248th St., in Osceola; and Monday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1050 Keller Ave. N., in Amery. Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their predonation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/ RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from American Red Cross

Candlelight Night at the Park set for Feb. 13 ST. CROIX FALLS - The Friends of Interstate Park invite you to Candlelight Night at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Experience a winter evening by candlelight as hundreds of candles are lit to guide skiers, snowshoers and hikers on separate trails. If snow cover permits, cross-country ski at your own pace on the Skyline Ski Trail, which is intermediate level. Snowshoers will disFRYHUWKHZLQWHUVROLWXGHRIIRUHVWDQGĂ&#x20AC;HOGRQWKH2MLEZD Trail. Snowshoes are available for use free of charge for ages 6 and up. Both trails begin at the Ice Age Center. Beginning at the Camp Interstate Shelter, hikers can enjoy a candlelit walk beside the St. Croix River. There will be warming Ă&#x20AC;UHVDWWKHWUDLOKHDGVOLYHPXVLFIRRGDQGUHIUHVKPHQWV

available at the Ice Age Center served by the Friends of Interstate Park. This is an event you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss. There will be hiking opportunities no matter the snow conditions! Plan to attend Candlelight Night at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 13. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35, just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. The event is free of charge, but a Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter the park. Annual passes for 2016 are $28 for Wisconsin residents or $38 for nonresidents. Daily passes are $8 for residents or $11 for nonresidents. For more information about the event call 715-4833747, visit wiparks.net or become a friend on Facebook at Friends of WI Interstate State Park. - from Interstate Park

Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in Spooner SPOONER - Mark your calendars! A Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference will be held at the Spooner Ag Research Station on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Heart of the Farm: Women in Agriculture Conference series is a UW-Extension program that is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. This conference will provide women with the opportunity to network with other farm women and learn about farm business challenges, how they as farm women can make a difference, and how to balance their lives. The agenda will include: â&#x20AC;˘ 9:30 a.m.: Understanding The Generations, Beverly Stencel, Washburn County UW-Extension community resource development educator. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:45 a.m.: Managing Farm Resources, Dr. Doris Mold, president of Sunrise Agricultural Associates LLC, University of Minnesota professor, and dairy farmer from Cumberland.

â&#x20AC;˘ Noon, lunch catered by Spooner Market & Grill. â&#x20AC;˘ 1 p.m.: Retirement Planning, Jason Kohl and Beth Hanson-Love, Thrivent Financial. â&#x20AC;˘ 2 p.m.: How to Run a Multienterprise Farm, Stephanie Schneider, farmers market gardener and livestock farmer from Mondovi, also nutrient management specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection â&#x20AC;˘ 3:15 p.m., Wine tasting by Clover Meadow Winery, and cheese, door prizes. â&#x20AC;˘All day, chair massage by Jerry Elsen, Spooner Health System. Registration for the workshop is $20 per person. To register, obtain a brochure, or for more information, contact Otto Wiegand at Spooner UW-Extension, 715635-3506. Please register by Wednesday, Feb. 10. Heart of the Farm is supported by the UW-Center for Dairy 3URĂ&#x20AC;WDELOLW\8:([WHQVLRQ:LVFRQVLQ0LON0DUNHWLQJ Board, Farm Service Agency and a USDA risk management grant. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from UWEXT

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\HDUVDJR John Wyatt, 27, a Luck grad, would be the new principal at Pittsville High School starting Jan. 24. He had been teaching social studies at McFarland High School and had recently completed his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in administration.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mrs. Chris Jacobsen, Luck, was appointed clerk for the Polk County Selective SerYLFH2IĂ&#x20AC;FH6KHKDGZRUNHGLQWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDW'XQFDQ <R\RIRUĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUVXSWRWKDWWLPHDQGIDUPHGZLWK her husband.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Army Pvt. Kenneth Erickson, from Frederic, was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Earl Battey, catcher for the Minnesota Twins, was slated to be the speaker for the Siren athletic banquet on Jan. 29.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Loretta Swanson and Wayne Gustafson were married Oct. 18, 1965, at Trade Lake Baptist Church.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mart Lind, son of the Rev. S. Eduard and Helgi Lind, Trade Lake, was trained as a Peace Corps volunteer and would be working in Malaysia.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. Lester Bergstrom won a lamp in a drawing at Jensenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture. She was aware her number had been GUDZQEXWFRXOGQ¡WĂ&#x20AC;QGKHUWLFNHW0U-HQVHQFXWKHU some slack, as she had given birth during the holidays, and she asked if she could send her husband to pick up the lamp.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jeff Miller, 11, Lewis, caught a 9-pound walleye on Big Clam Lake. The next day, he caught an 8-pounder in the same spot.

\HDUVDJR The Voyager Motor Inn in St. Croix Falls was purchased by the National Park Service to be used for the headquarters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Landscaping and building improvements were planned for early spring.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Airman Gregory Awes, from Webster, was selected for technical training in the PXQLWLRQVDQGZHDSRQVPDLQWHQDQFHĂ&#x20AC;HOGDW/RZU\ Air Force Base, Colo.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mike Adler, a senior at Siren High School, was selected for the DAR Good Citizen Award.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Army Spc. 4 James Duncan, from Frederic, returned to Fort Bragg, N.C., after 16 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leave, spending time with friends and relatives and celebrating the 55th wedding anniversary of his grandparents.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Airman Steven Peterson, from Milltown, graduated from the aircraft mechanic course conducted by the Air Training Command at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;A Frederic bicentennial program planned for Jan. 25 would include an organ performance by Frederic High School student John Harlander, playing his own composition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tribute to American Cities.â&#x20AC;? 1976 was the bicentennial year of the nation and the 75th anniversary of the village of Frederic.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Summer People Suffer Losses was the headline of a story listing robberies to cabins on area lakes, owned by people from Minnesota.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Luck Winter Carnival would begin Feb. 5 with the queen pageant. Contestants were Kandi Anderson, Laura Jean Chaffee, Joann Hendricks, Sharon Jorgenson, Wendy Nelson, Connie Porter, Debbie Randall and Terri Tyler.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Students from area schools who would participate in the Indianhead Honors Band included Donald Knauber and Karen Peterson, Frederic; Aleta Bittner and Mike Geske, Siren; and Julie Gravesen, Webster.

\HDUVDJR Patricia Elliot, Cushing, and Mary Vincent, St. Croix Falls, had conducted a needs assessment among young people in Polk County and were spearheading an effort to establish a youth center, offering classes, tutoring, recreation and more, in the county. They planned to present their ideas at village and town board meetings and to the Polk County Board of Supervisors Jan. 16. They suggested that shuttle buses might be provided to bring young people to the site from outlying areas of the county. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pressing for a particular location, but mentioned the former St. Croix Falls Middle School as a good choice.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Polk County Public Protection Committee planned to present, at the aforementioned county board meeting, the need for a juvenile detention facility in this part of the state. Additionally, Sheriff Craig Benware had applied for a JUDQWWRSD\IRUDQDGGLWLRQDOMXYHQLOHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVD\LQJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we owe it to the community to take a more proactive stand in dealing with juveniles.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Kristie Kuenkel, River Falls, a 1991 graduate of Luck High School, graduated with special high honors from UWRiver Falls with a major in elementary education and a minor in health.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Steven Bohn, a 1979 Grantsburg grad and an employee of Cargill in Florida, received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, Orlando.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Winter graduates from UW-Eau Claire included Rochelle Alen, nursing, and Andrew Danielsen, biochemistry/molecular biology, both from Balsam Lake; and Louis Neurer, history, Frederic.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;David Tripp, Siren, was named sales rep of the year by his employer, Harper Collins Publishers.

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Graduate story: Goals met with hard work, adviserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support MENOMONIE - Elizabeth Novak, of Amery, graduated from UW-Stout in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences education. Before leaving campus, she answered some questions about her college choice, career and future. Q: Why did you choose UW-Stout? A: I chose UW-Stout because it was one of two universities in Wisconsin that offered the program I wanted. After carefully considering both options, UW-Stout appeared to have the stronger program. Q: What are the biggest challenges you faced in getting your degree? $/DFNRIĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOIXQGLQJVFKHGXOLQJFRQĂ LFWVEHWZHHQZKHQFODVVHVDUHRIfered, and the many tests and assessments involved with attaining my degree: Praxis I and II, edTPA, benchmark portfolio reviews. Q: What stands out about your college experience? A: From the moment I began my studies I was given all the support and attention

Diane stands out because she consistently goes above and beyond to make sure all her students achieve. Q: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? A: I have recently been hired as the family and consumer sciences teacher at the Alma and Pepin schools. I continue to work hard at my student-teaching placement while also looking forward to my duties as a real teacher next semester. A total of 598 undergraduate students received bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees and 116 graduate students received masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees at the Dec. 19 commencement ceremonies. UW-Stout, Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s polytechnic university, has 48 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs, including one doctoral degree. UW-Stout, established in 1891, prides itself on the success of its students in the workplace, with an employ(OL]DEHWK1RYDNRI$PHU\JUDGXDWHGIURP8:6WRXWLQ'HFHPEHUZLWKD%DFKHORURI6FLHQFH ment rate at or above 97 percent for recent GHJUHHLQIDPLO\DQGFRQVXPHUVFLHQFHVHGXFDWLRQ6SHFLDOSKRWR graduates. The university was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality I needed to succeed. My adviser and pro- to answer all my questions, counsels me Award in 2001. Enrollment in fall 2015 was a record gram director, Diane Klemme, has always with my problems and is there to listen 9,535. - from UW-Stout made time for me; she has and continues when I need to talk. My experience with

Grants help districts address AODA and school-violence issues MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Students in about 100 public schools and school districts, including Amery, Clayton and Somerset, ZLOO MRLQ SURMHFWV DQG DFWLYLWLHV WR Ă&#x20AC;JKW alcohol, tobacco and drug use, improve WUDIĂ&#x20AC;FVDIHW\DQGUHGXFHYLROHQFHLQDQG around schools. Funding for 2015-16 school year grants, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, totals more than $940,000 and comes from the penDOW\VXUFKDUJHIURPWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FĂ&#x20AC;QHVDQGIRUfeitures. Student activities originate from two grant programs: competitive alcohol and other drug-abuse grants and student minigrants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students can be their own best teachers,â&#x20AC;? said state Superintendent Tony Evers in commending students and districts for applying for grants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When our young people create solutions to the problems of alcohol and drug use or other risky behaviors, they become part of a school

ate, provide and respond, and examine training to improve school safety and the screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment program to address student AODA use. Grant recipients can reapply for a second year of funding. An additional $74,508 in student AODA minigrants, for up to $1,000 each, were awarded to 82 student groups from 63 different school districts. Each student group

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Legion to host meet and greet FREDERIC - The Frederic American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary, Post 249, cordially invite the public to a Legion meet and greet, Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Frederic Elementary School library.

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Scholarship opportunities available through Wisconsin 4-H Foundation PDNHLWHDVLHUDQGPRUHHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWIRUVWXGHQWVWRDSSO\7R apply, interested 4-H youth need to submit an application consisting of a resume, cover letter, list of 4-H projects in which they participated and a recent photo, preferably STATEWIDE - The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation plans to at a 4-H event or working on a 4-H project. Applicaaward more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding tions should be limited to three pages and, along with the Wisconsin students pursuing undergraduate degrees in photo, submitted to and received by the Wisconsin 4-H 7REHFRQVLGHUHGIRUĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOVXSSRUWDSSOLFDWLRQV Foundation on or before March 15. All applications must must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by be submitted by email to info@wis4hfoundation.org. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must March 15. Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded have been a 4-H member for at least one year, have a to students based on demonstrated personal growth, de- grade-point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and be YHORSPHQWDQGOHDGHUVKLSDFDGHPLFSHUIRUPDQFHĂ&#x20AC;QDQ- enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college or cial need and future educational goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The generosity technical school during the 2016-2017 academic school of our donors makes these scholarships possible,â&#x20AC;? said year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The generous support of our donors allows us to recBrenda Scheider, director of development for the founRJQL]HDQGSURYLGHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDODVVLVWDQFHWRQXPHURXVVWXdation. Changes have been made to the application process to dents throughout the state,â&#x20AC;? says Jim Reid, president of

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SCVF announces grant opportunities ST. CROIX FALLS - The St. Croix Valley Foundation is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for their two spring competitive grant programs. The Valley Arts Initiative and Health and Wellness grants support eligible organizations in in Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin and Chisago and Washington counties in Minnesota. Through the Valley Arts Initiative, the SCVF supports organizations that bring a wider audience to understand, experience or appreciate an artistic or cultural experi-

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Community support for meal and raffle raises $3,065 for scholarships /8&.2Q)ULGD\-DQ/XFN6FKRROZDVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWK activity when the annual scholarship fundraiser paired up with the doubleheader basketball games between the Luck and Frederic teams. The Luck community graduate scholarship fundraiser featured a lasagna meal sponsored by Larsen Auto Centers, a longtime supporter of local students and education. F&A Dairy donated 90 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese which food service director Ione Barron and her staff loaded into 16 pans of lasagna to go with the garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. The meal was served in the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m., and the Luck Class of 2016, their parents and members of the community education advisory council VROGUDIĂ HWLFNHWVDQGZRUNHGDWWKHPHDO The second half of the fundraiser included the rafĂ HZKLFKVKRZFDVHGWKHVNLOOVDQGJHQHURVLW\RIORFDO residents. Prizes included a hand-stitched quilt named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ceiling Fanâ&#x20AC;? donated by Donna Pedersen, won by Paul Pedersen; an 8-foot picnic table and benches designed by Herschel Brown, won by Hilda Trudeau; six certificates from Luck Golf Course for 18 holes each with a golf cart, won by Ryan Humpal, Roger Hillman, Nicole Succo, Ed Dittbrenner, Taylor Joy and Vern Longhenry; DQ$7 7FRUGHGVSHDNHUSKRQHEDFNSDFNDQGĂ DVKOLJKW from Lakeland Communications, won by Sherri SchafIHUDFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHIRU9DQ0HWHU¡V0HDWVZRQE\7UR\ 2OVRQDJLIWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHIRU1DWXUDO$OWHUQDWLYH)RRG

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Retired Barronett carver finds harmony as guitar maker Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - In Barronett thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wood shop where one-of-a-kind guitars are born. The man behind the handcrafted instruments is Ron Helstern, a semiretired professional wood-carver. Helstern has been wood carving for more than 35 years, with carvings scattered across the world in places like Germany, Italy and France. Helsternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of art started as a child but he got into wood carving because he thought heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d try it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just so cool when you think about it. I went from working for somebody else to working for myself. I count my blessings every time I come in here,â&#x20AC;? he said, gesturing to his wood shop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cause I think, I did all this? ... I still have to pinch myself from time to time.â&#x20AC;? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long after he had retired from the wood-carving business that the thought, which changed Helsternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement, hit him. Helstern decided he wanted something in his home to remind him of the 22 years he played as a musician. The self-taught wood-carver had earlier in his life taught himself how to play drums and guitar. Even though he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play drums anymore, the memory of playing in the band had sparked his inspiration. He decided a guitar would be the symbol to pay tribute to those years playing country rock music every weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a craftsman, all I can do is screw it up, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to try to make one,â&#x20AC;? he decided. So he made a guitar, and another, DQGDQRWKHU7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVL[JXLWDUV+HOVWHUQ made were given to each of his six grandkids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them play now, one pretty good,â&#x20AC;? he said. One day Helstern was in his shop when Gregg Peters, who owns the 20 Mile General Store in Barronett,

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Beland decided he needed a Helstern guitar for himself, so Helstern, with the help of local craftsman and musician Kevin McClain, made what would become the JB 1 guitar. The JB 1 is inspired by Belandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of double-pick guitars and his Texas heritage. Made of African wenge, African zebrawood, antler/bone inlays, emblazoned with abalone stars on the fretboard, it nearly screams country. But what really sets Helsternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JB 1 apart is the curvature to the sides of the guitarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of those contours youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting this bouncing around and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in this little tiny body of a guitar, those little tiny angles are creating the same effect that a cave does,â&#x20AC;? said Helstern. That curvature actually happened by mistake, a mistake that changed how Helstern makes his guitars today. A test of the guitar by Martin and Gibson showed that Helsternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guitar beat them by 39 percent and 41 percent on sustain, a result that amazes Helstern today. He is currently working on his 26th guiWDU7KHODVWJXLWDUKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGLVPDGHRI wood carbon dated to be at least 50,000 years old called Ancient Kauri. There are four different types of guitars Helstern makes: acoustic, classical, VWULQJDQGPDQGROLQ)URPVWDUWWRĂ&#x20AC;Qish it can take at least two months, sometimes longer, to complete a guitar. In that time, Helstern is creating something more than a guitar. Each one is a work of art in design and in the quality of sound it creates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me when I get one done I know there is going to be somebody out there that loves that guitar,â&#x20AC;? said Helstern.


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Scams - donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the next victim SIREN - A scary and important topic these days is the subject of scams and identity fraud, and how to avoid being the next victim. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scary because someone can â&#x20AC;&#x153;become youâ&#x20AC;? and make off with your whole lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s savings in a matter of minutes or even seconds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important topic to stay up to date on because each and every day

scam artists come up with a new way to scam people out of anything from a few hundred dollars to their whole identity. The public is invited to join the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest Wisconsin for an informative presentation on current scams, who is targeted and what steps you can take to prevent becoming a scam artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next victim.

The program will be presented Friday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Siren Senior Center. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP 48 hours in advance if they plan to stay for a meal at 11:30 a.m. at the Siren congregate dining meal site at the center, 715-349-2845. For individuals 60 years of age and older there is a $4 suggested donation

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Two short business classes to begin soon RICE LAKE - Two short business classes, Business Communication: How to Write Effectively, and Start Your Own Business, will begin soon at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake. Business Communication: How to Write Effectively is a four-session course that will run on Tuesday evenings, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6-7:15 p.m., and will meet in Room 237, Ritzinger Hall. This course, instructed by UWBC English professor Dr. Quentin Vieregge, will teach participants

how to write clear, concise and to-thepoint messages. Types of communications to be examined include emails, requests, adjustments, detailed instructions, and how to deny claims and give bad news. The class will also include the writing of formal and informal business reports. The course registration fee is $49. Start Your Own Business is a four-session course that will meet on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 2, from 6-8 p.m., in Room 228, Ritzinger

Hall. Many aspects of entrepreneurship will be covered by course instructor Dave Armstrong, executive director of the Barron County Economic Development Corporation. Topics will include creating a sound business idea and how to validate LWGHYHORSLQJDEXVLQHVVSODQĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ your business, creating a marketing plan and building a dynamic organization. Armstrong will share his experiences in starting several businesses and helping many others get their new venture launched. Course registration fee is $59. Other courses that will be starting in

February are Computer Basics for Beginning Beginners, Computer Basics for Beginners, Learn to Curl and Yoga Beginner Series. For a complete list of class descriptions and further details or to register and pay online go to barron.uwc.edu/ce or call Doug Edwardsen in the UWBC continuing education department at 715-234-8176, ext. 5403, or email doug.edwardsen@uwc. edu. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from UWBC

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-HQ%DUWRQ these are residential sites. Business recycling is an expense of the business. Newspapers: The entire paper, including inserts, is acceptable, just remove any plastic or product samples. Phone books and magazines: All recycling sites in the two-county area collect phone books and magazines for recycling. Waxed-cardboard cartons - milk, juice: Cartons, sometimes with plastic spouts, can now be recycled at

any of the recycling drop-off sites or if you use Allied Waste Services (Republic) as your curbside hauler. Mixed paper7KLVLVDQ\W\SHRISDSHUQRWVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;cally mentioned above. The paper must be clean, dry, and free of food, most plastic, wax, and other contamination. Due to technology, plastic window envelopes and staples are generally OK. Plastic-laminated paper such as fast-food wrappers, juice boxes and pet-food bags canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be recycled. Aluminum/tin/steel food-grade cans and containers can be recycled. Rinsing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even required, but does cut down on smells and in the summer, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attract bees. 7RVXPLWXSWKLQNĂ&#x20AC;UVWEHIRUH\RXSXUFKDVH+RZ will I recycle this? Can someone else possibly use this when I am through with it? We all need to do our part to help protect resources, and it starts with you. If you have questions or concerns about recycling please contact Jen at jbarton@nwrpc.com, or call at 715-635-2197.

St. Croix Valley Health Care Foundation requests applicants for health-care scholarships ST. CROIX FALLS - The St. Croix Valley Health Care Foundation now has applications available for three types of scholarships: for high school seniors, post-high school students and nontraditional (adult returning to VFKRRO VWXGHQWVSXUVXLQJDGHJUHHLQDKHDOWKFDUHĂ&#x20AC;HOG For many years, the foundation has provided scholarship assistance of varying amounts to individuals from area communities served by the medical center, and to children of medical center employees who are continuing their education and have been accepted to an accredited program for health-care occupations. Scholarships are limited to graduating seniors or stu-

dents currently attending a college or university from Clayton, Frederic, Luck, Osceola, Siren, St. Croix Falls, Unity and Webster school districts in Wisconsin and Chisago Lakes School District in Minnesota, including Lindstrom and residents of Taylors Falls. Children of SCRMC medical staff and employees are also eligible. Each year, a percentage of foundation funds, including contributions and dollars earned from the golf classic and gala, are earmarked for this scholarship award program. Many past scholarship recipients now are putting their education and experience to work in this region, and several are SCRMC employees.

To get an application, go online to scrmc.org/aboutus/ foundation or request the correct form by email at foundation@scrmc.org. Please put the name of the correct scholarship application in the subject line as there are three types. Or contact Laurie Nelson, foundation assistant, at 715-483-0587, or stop by the medical center and request the appropriate foundation scholarship form. Completed applications are due April 1. Winners ZLOOEHVHOHFWHGDQGQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGE\WKHHQGRI0D\- from SCVHCF

Two free credentials offered in high-demand health-care field BALSAM LAKE - Earn two free credentials to advance your health-care career. Available through Workforce Resource and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, WKHĂ&#x20AC;YHGD\WUDLQLQJZLOOEHKHOG-DQDWWKH3RON County Job Center in Balsam Lake. Students will earn two credentials, one is Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver Fundamentals and the other is CPR for Healthcare Providers training. After the training, students can also choose to apply the FUHGLWVWRZDUGD&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG1XUVLQJ$VVLVWDQWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH or a health-care-related technical diploma and beyond

through WITC. For those interested, there is additional course work available at the Polk County Job Center in %DOVDP/DNHIRUPHGLFDORIĂ&#x20AC;FHSURFHGXUHV The training is available to those 16 and older and interested in beginning their health-care career and those who wish to advance their current career in the healthFDUHĂ&#x20AC;HOG â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great opportunity for people around our FRPPXQLW\WRJDLQH[SHULHQFHLQDKLJKGHPDQGĂ&#x20AC;HOG close to home,â&#x20AC;? said Bonnie Fredrickson, workforce resource coordinator for Polk County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local health-care

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6:30 p.m. A program will follow that features Sylvia Oberle of Thorp, who has hiked the thousand-mile trail between 2003 and 2011. Oberle will tell of her adventures and

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Erik Lorenzsonn and John K. Wilson | WPR News MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker delivered a 40-minute-long State of the State address to the Legislature in 0DGLVRQ 7XHVGD\ QLJKW -DQ  RQH RI KLV Ă&#x20AC;UVW PDMRU speeches as governor in the wake of a failed bid for the White House. Here are four takeaways: 1. The speech didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much in the way of major policy proposals. In past speeches, Walker has used the State of the State address to unveil plans for massive tax cuts, job-training programs and the reorganization of state government. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address, however, focused more on accomplishments, milestones and existing policies, and less on the introduction of new initiatives. Walker spent a lot of the speech touting the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pointing to metrics like unemployment and labor participation, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often done in the past â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record on education and job training. He even devoted some time to championing the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UHFRUGRQORZHUSURĂ&#x20AC;OHDUHDVOLNHPHQWDOKHDOWKVHUYLFHV spending and broadband expansion. 2. Job training continued to be a major talking point. In the lead-up to his address, Walker promised that job training would be a major focus. He kept his word. Several times throughout the speech, he repeated variations on a refrain: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to ensure that everyone who wants a job FDQĂ&#x20AC;QGDMREÂľ Meeting that goal, Walker said, would require a push WRWUDLQZRUNHUVLQLQGHPDQGĂ&#x20AC;HOGV7RWKDWHQGKHDQnounced $3 million in additional funding for the Wisconsin Fast Forward program that lets high school students dual-enroll in state technical colleges. The governor also highlighted a controversial law change that took effect in 2015 requiring single people to work or be enrolled in job-training programs to receive state food assistance. 3. Walker also talked a lot about education â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and even hinted at the possibility of a three-year college degree program. The governor devoted a substantial chunk of his speech to lauding the state of education in Wisconsin, from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high ACT scores to the ongoing tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin. In addition, Walker had a number of forward-looking talking points. Besides the vow to increase funding for dual enrollment, Walker said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking with 8QLYHUVLW\ RI :LVFRQVLQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV DERXW WKH SRVVLELOLW\ of launching a three-year college degree program â&#x20AC;&#x153;that would start in our high schools and continue on many of our UW campuses.â&#x20AC;? He also promised that, were the state to switch to a self-insurance model for state employee health care, all savings therein would be used to fund public schools. 4. Walker announced heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hitting the road on a statewide listening tour. Walker closed his speech with an eye toward Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and possibly his own political one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we think about the next 20 years, I want to hear from you about your hopes and dreams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for your families, your communitie, and your state,â&#x20AC;? said Walker to set the stage for what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calling his â&#x20AC;&#x153;2020 Vision Project,â&#x20AC;? a listening tour that will take him to â&#x20AC;&#x153;every part of the stateâ&#x20AC;? in 2016. Walker would embark on the Wisconsin-wide trek at DWLPHZKHQKH¡VEHHQGRJJHGZLWKĂ DJJLQJDSSURYDO ratings following a failed presidential bid that many residents viewed as a negative for the state. In recent weeks, Walker has signaled he is considering a run for a third term as governor in 2018.

Brenda Jean Flodin, 64, died Jan. 17, 2016, at her home in Riverton, Wyo. She was born Dec. 4, 1951, in Elgin, Ill., the daughter of Kenneth and Barbara (White) Halverson. Brenda graduated from high school in Minong, Wis. On May 4, 1974, she married Donald L. Flodin in Frederic, Wis. In 2006, the couple moved to Riverton, Wyo., from Luck, Wis. Brenda worked throughout her life as a caregiver in health care. Her family said she enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Adam L. Flodin of Montesano, Wash.; daughters, Corinna (Justin) Long of Riverton, Wyo., and Bonnie Flodin of Rochester, Minn.; two grandchildren, Tegan and Kaitlin Long; brothers, Craig Halverson of Laramie, Wyo., Lane Halverson of Rawlins, Wyo., and Lance Halverson of Gillette, Wyo.; sister, Karen (Joe) Forschler of Riverton, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Jayden Long; and brother, Bruce Halverson. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the United Baptist Church of Riverton, :\RZLWK3DVWRU'HDQ:KLWDNHURIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ&UHPDWLRQ has taken place. Inurnment will follow services at the Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501. Online condolences for the family may be made at theDavisFuneralHome.com. Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

0DUMRULH-RQHWWH/DUVRQ Marjorie Jonette Larson, 91, of Virginia, Minn., died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Essentia Care Center, Virginia. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Amery, Wis., the daughter of Orville and Ethelyn (Anderson) Peterson. She grew up in Dresser, Wis. ,and graduated from high school in Superior, Wis. After high school she was employed by the Great Northern Railroad. On March 9, 1946, Marjorie married William C. Larson Sr. in Apple River, Wis., and they made their home in Virginia where she was employed as a secretary for the Mesabi Daily News for many years. In retirement, they returned to Cushing, Wis. Following Williamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1990, Marjorie moved to St. Croix Falls, Wis. and resided there until returning to Virginia three years ago. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Cushing and its womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle; enjoyed reading, gardening and playing the piano and organ. Marjorie is survived by her children, William (Linda) Larson Jr. of Eveleth, Minn., and Christine (Lane) Nogle of Solon Springs, Wis.; sister, Lois (Carl) Renoos of Superior; grandchildren, Shari (Paul) Undeland and Chad (Danielle) Larson; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Abby Undeland and Blake and Brianna Larson; several nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1990; and brothers, Dale Peterson and Ellsworth Peterson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, in the First Lutheran Church in Cushing. Pastor MarLO\Q&URVVĂ&#x20AC;HOGZLOORIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWH$YLVLWDWLRQZLOOEHJLQRQH hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cushing Cemetery. Family services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share condolences online, please see baumanfuneralhome.com.

-RKQ5D\PRQG+XHEVFKHU John Raymond Huebscher passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at age 89. He was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Matie; parents-in-law, Elmer and Alvina Wille; brothers, Roy and Bill; sisters, Lucille, Gladys, Elva, Alice, Lois and Pearl. He is survived by wife of 65 years, Doris; brothers, Lenard (Betty) and Joe (Sandra); sisters, Ruth, Marie and Roseanne; daughters, Laurel and Lisa (Brad); sons, Ken, Kim (Monica), Lance (Donna) and Kevin; granddaughters, Holly and Heather (Nathan); grandsons, Jason (Amy), Christopher, Jeff, Daniel, Ted, Matthew and Aaron; and greats Allison and Joshua. -RKQ HQMR\HG KXQWLQJ Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ SOD\LQJ FDUGV ZRRGworking and gardening. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at Concordia Lutheran Church where he was a charter member. (255 West Douglas St., South St. Paul, MN 55075).


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-RKQ5/HWFK John R. Letch, 83, Osceola, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at his home. John was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Osceola to Finis and Norma Letch. He graduated from Osceola High School and the University of Minnesota with a degree in business. John served in the U.S. Army in Korea, earning his combat infantry badge. After working construction he became a Realtor in the Osceola area. John celebrated 44 years of sobriety and was a mentor for many through Alcoholics Anonymous. John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marlene; grandson, Nathan Schmidt; great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Austin-White; and brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Kathryn Letch. He is survived by his children, Kim Letch, Greg (Kari) Letch, Larry (Diane) Schmidt, Doug (Dorinda) Schmidt, Debra Schmidt, Linda (Jim) Davidson, Gloria Schmidt, Bob (Lisa) Schmidt and Todd Schmidt; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Rooks and Dorothy (Bob) Hansen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Osceola United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the spring in Mount Hope Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Grandstrand Funeral Home, grandstrandfh. com.

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Carole (Dahlquist) Heichel died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2016, at the Osceola Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She was 74 years old. Carole and her twin sister, Crystal, were born Dec. 12, 1941, to Bertil and Henrietta Dahlquist in Chicago. &DUROHZDVEDSWL]HGDQGFRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHG in the Lutheran faith and remained a strong Christian woman all her life. She attended schools in Ohio and California, graduating from Van Nuys High School in 1959. She started working at age 14 as a ZDLWUHVVDIWHUVFKRRODQGZDVDEOHWRSXUFKDVHKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVW car at age 15. Carole worked several other jobs until a back injury removed her from the workforce. She had enjoyed attending and helping out at motorcycle races and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. Carole married Robert Golubic in 1963. There were three children from this marriage which ended in divorce. She relocated to St. Croix Falls, Wis., in 1980 to be near her mother, sisters and families. She met Eugene Heichel and they were married Oct. 15, 1983. He was the love of her life. Eugene passed away on Dec. 13, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Crystal Bentley and Kiff Wherry; infant daughter, Mary Kristine Golubic; husband, Eugene Heichel; brother-inlaw, Terry Hansford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins who were close to her. She leaves to celebrate her life her sisters, Yvonette Hansford and Diane (John) Stanley; brother, Rodney Brown; brothers-in-law, Fred Bentley and Chuck Wherry; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, three great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. Caroleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request was to have a private graveside service, which was held at Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylors Falls, Minn., on Jan. 14, 2016. She was laid to rest between Eugene and her infant daughter, Mary Kristine. Arrangements were made by Jane Austin of the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn, Wis. To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, Marguerite Constance Everson Johnson Walsten, 93, visit bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com. was born July 23, 1922, in Stoughton, Wis. She was the daughter of the Rev. James Christian Everson and Olga Sophia (Thorpe) Everson. She attended schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin and graduated from Luck High School Thomas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomâ&#x20AC;? E. Stusek, 69, of Siren, Wis., passed LQ6KHJRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVWMREDWWKHDJH away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his residence. of 16 in Madison as a nanny and then Tom was born April 7, 1946, in ChiDVDVHFUHWDU\LQDUHDOHVWDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH6KH cago, to parents Emil and Elmire (Vauwas married to Maxwell Arnold Johndreuil) Stusek. Tom was the youngest son for 27 years and was the vice president of Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s RIĂ&#x20AC;YHFKLOGUHQ restaurant supply business for many years. She had one At 6 months old, the family moved daughter, Maxine Louise Johnson, and went to work as a to the Siren and Grantsburg area. Tom keypunch operator at Giesholt Machine Factory and later attended Grantsburg School until eigth for IBM after Maxine started school. grade when the family moved to YelAfter Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, Marguerite moved back to Luck low Lake in Webster. Tom graduated to be near family. She was married to C. Gorden Walsten, from Webster High School in 1964. He of Cushing, for 23 years and they enjoyed many trips then went on to attend the University across the U.S., Canada and Mexico together. of Wisconsin - River Falls and later transferred to the UniMarguerite was a talented artist who won several versity of Superior. county and state fair ribbons for her paintings, quilts, Tom was united in marriage to Laurel (Simonson) on ceramics, knitting and sewing items. Her favorite sub- March 29, 1970, and together they moved to the Twin Citmission was an authentic, Norwegian costume that she ies area where Tom was employed by Ford. Not too long sewed by hand, which included a beaded cap, inset and after, Tom and Laurel found themselves moving back to an embroidered vest. She was also a musician and spent the Siren area so Tom could start a plumbing apprenticemany years singing in the church choir, on the radio and ship under his father. He continued his education and acting in several plays. REWDLQHGKLVFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQDVDPDVWHUSOXPEHUDW:,7&LQ She loved to help people and was a supporter of many Superior. After his schooling, he established, owned and ministries. An avid reader, Marguerite committed to operated, Thomas Stusek Plumbing until his retirement. reading through the Bible yearly and had many Scripture Preceding Tom in death were his parents; brother, John passages memorized. Stusek; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Rutz and Karen Tucker; She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. and brothers-in-law, Loren and David Simonson. James Everson and Olga Everson; brothers, James ChrisTom is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Laurel tian Everson and Everett A. Everson; sister-in-law, Mar- Stusek; sons, Blake Stusek and Damon (Vanessa) Stusek; jorie Hermstad Everson; brother-in-law, Edward Phillips; brother, Charles (Mary) Stusek; sisters, Caron (Saul) husband, Maxwell A. Johnson; husband, C. Gorden Weinstein and MaryAnne Johnson; sisters-in-law, MarWalsten; daughter, Maxine L. Johnson; and stepson, garet and Marie Simonson; brother-in-law, Richard Rutz; James C. Walsten. and many other nieces nephews, relatives, friends and She is survived by her brother, Ronald (Betty) Everson; manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend, Duncan. sister, Joan Phillips; stepdaughter, Jacquie Nordby; stepMemorial Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, at 11 daughter-in-law, Merle Walsten; son-in-law, John C. John- a.m. with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. John the son Jr.; grandchildren, Lori Johnson, Candice (Charles) Baptist Catholic Church in Webster. Arrangements were Brewster, J. Clifford (Angela) Johnson III, David (Jane) entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Nordby, Kurt (Carolyn) Nordby, Britt (Duncan) Nordby, Online condolences may be expressed at swedberg-tayRenee (Mark) Walsten, Patti (Tim) Walsten and Mark lor.com. (Amy) Walsten; and 11 great-grandchildren. ,QOLHXRIĂ RZHUVRURWKHUPHPRULDOWKHIDPLO\LVDVNThe memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur- ing that donations are made to Burnett County Youth day, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Atlas United Methodist Church, Hockey Association. 2110 295th Ave., Luck, Wis. Visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m. An online guest book is available at rowefh.com or wicremationcenter.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444, and the Diane Frances (DeDe) Moran, 70, of Balsam Lake, Wis., Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2016, at United Hospital in St. 715-825-5550. Paul of heart complications. A memorial service will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Friday, Jan. 29, with visitation begining at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Pastor Emily Margaret Daniels Drohman Randolph, 98, died $UYHGD )UHGGLH .LUNZLOOEHRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 2016, at Burnett Medical CenYou are invited to sign an online guestbook at rowefh. ter Continuing Care Center in Grantsburg. com or wicremationcenter.com. Arrangements are enFuneral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at trusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444, Central United Methodist Church in Grantsburg with and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Mill3DVWRU .ULV -RKQVRQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ 9LVLWDWLRQ LV RQH KRXU town, 715-825-5550. prior to the service. Lunch will follow the service.

Jon (Yohon) C. Fredrickson, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., formerly of Shafer, Minn., died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the age of 52. Jon was born Sept. 10, 1963, in St. Croix Falls to Loren and Carolyn Fredrickson. He grew up in the Town of Franconia and attended the Chisago Lakes School District. Jon also spent many of his years working for the Jackson family in Shafer. Jon had worked for Croix Valley Coach for many years where he enjoyed driving various local students and sports teams to activities and tournaments. Jon was a gentle soul who loved his family and kept in touch on a regular basis. He always enjoyed attending IDPLO\JDWKHULQJVDQGZDVXVXDOO\WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWRQHWKHUHDQG the last to leave. He was a friend of Bill W. since 1997. Jon was preceded in death by father, Loren Fredrickson; grandparents, Clarence and Henrietta Fredrickson and Emil and Violet Kuether. Survived by mother, Carolyn Thompson, of Fort Bragg, Calif.; sister, Jeanne (Steven) Jensen, of St. Croix Falls; brothers, Scott Succo, Bill (Nanette) Fredrickson of Lindstrom, Minn., Tom (Barbara) Fredrickson of Lindstrom; uncle, Vernon Fredrickson; and aunt, Marilee Fredrickson, of Chisago City, Minn.; nephew, Travis (Audrey) Jensen of Wausau, Wis.; niece, Tara (Jared) Rothe of Almelund, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Avery, Elias and Ayden Fredrickson; great-nephews and great-nieces, Cade and Maren Jensen and Carter and Kenzey Rothe; and many cousins. There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. The family will greet friends starting at 4 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Panola Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at grandstrandfh.com.

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BALSAM LUTHERAN CHURCH 1115 Mains Crossing, Amery 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St. Sun. Worship 8:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m. BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN (WELS) Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor, 715-635-7672, Hm. 715-354-7787, Hwy. 70 at 53, Spooner Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School & Bible Classes For All - 10:45 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - BRANSTAD Pastor Jay Ticknor, 715-463-5746 3 miles So. of Grantsburg on Hwy. 87 Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m. BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor Paul Peterson, Cell # 715-566-3758 Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m. BETHESDA LUTHERAN - DRESSER (LCMC) www.bethesdalutheran.ws Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Blended contemp./traditional serv. 9 a.m.; Education hour and fellowship 10:15 a.m. BONE LAKE LUTHERAN bllc@lakeland.ws Pastor Ann Fenlason, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535; Pastor - 715-472-8153, 9 a.m. Sun. Schl., Adult Bible Study & Middle Schl cafe; 9:15 a.m. SHY; 10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. Of The Month; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship CHRIST LUTHERAN (LCMS) Pipe Lake CTH G & T, 715-822-3096 Pastor Steve Miller Sun. Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m. during schl. yr.; christlutheranpipelake.com CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC) Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt, 218-371-1335 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. FAITH LUTHERAN - BALSAM LAKE faithlutheran@lakeland.ws Pastor Diane Norstad 715-485-3800; CTH I & Mill Street Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:40 a.m. FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG Rev. Sandra Hutchens; 715-463-5388 myfaithlutheran.org Sunday Worship with Communion 9:30 a.m.; Sun. service radio broadcast 100.9 FM FIRST EVAN. LUTHERAN 561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN, 651-465-5265; tflutheran.org Sun. Worship 9 a.m. (Memorial Day - Labor Day) FIRST LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Marilyn Crossfield, cushingparish.org 715-648-5323 or 715-648-5324 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. FRISTAD LUTHERAN - CENTURIA ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 715-646-2357, Mel Rau, Pastor Sun. Worship 9 a.m. GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN - ELCA 877 190th Ave., CTH G, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) serving@georgetownlutheran.net Interim Pastor Paul Settergren; Parish Office - 715-857-5580 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m. GRACE LUTHERAN - WEST SWEDEN Phone 715-327-4340, 715-327-8384, 260-336-5974, Pastor Thomas McShannock Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (Missouri Synod) Pastor Jody R. Walter Office: 715-866-7191; Parsonage: 715-866-4622 Sun. Schl. - 8:45 a.m.; Service - 10:45 a.m. LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791, Pastor Bill Schroeder Sun. Wor. w/Comm. 10 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Marilyn Crossfield, cushingparish.org Sun. Wor. 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:45 a.m. LUCK LUTHERAN Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-977-0694 Office 715-472-2605; lucklutheran.org Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m. (Sept. 13 - May 29); Sun. Schl. 9-10:30 a.m. (Sept. 27 - May 8) MILLTOWN LUTHERAN Vicar Angie Kutney, Pastors Mel Rau & Maggie Isaacson; 113 W. Main St.. W., 715-825-2453 9:30 a.m. Sunday Schl.; 10:30 Worship Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month

NEW HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH Senior Pastor Emory Johnson, 715-463-5700 newhopelutheranchurch.org 685 W. State Road 70, Grantsburg Sun. Wor. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN, (LCMS) WEBSTER Pastor Jody Walter Office: 715-866-7191; Parsonage: 715-866-4622 Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. facebook/OurRedeemerWebster PEACE LUTHERAN - DRESSER (ELCA) 2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 plcdresser.org Rev. Alan Buresh Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl 9:35 a.m. PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. pilgrimlutheranfrederic.org REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN (Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Timothy Blauret 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sun. Wor. - 9:15 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 8:15 a.m. ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) 350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m. ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN - LCMC 1614 CTH B, North Luck, 715-472-8190 Pastor Roger Kastelle Sunday Worship - 9 a.m. SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) 140 Madison St. South, St. Croix Falls Pastor Mark K. Schoen Sun. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun.School - 10:30 a.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN - ELCA 10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) Interim Pastor Paul Settergren Parish Office 715-857-5580 Church 715-822-3001 Worship Service - 9 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:15 a.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN - FALUN Hwy. 70 East, 715-689-2271, Pastor Carl Heidel Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH (WELS) 300 Seminole Ave. (Hwy. M), Osceola, WI 715-294-2828, Pastor David Rosenow www.trinity.osceola.com Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 7 p.m. WEST DENMARK LUTHERAN Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Fellowship 11 a.m. WEST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN - ELCA Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 June 7, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday YELLOW LAKE LUTHERAN 1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 35 on U, 715-866-8281, yellowlakelutheranchurch.org Pastors Douglas Olson, Roger Kampstra, Myron Carlson and Danny Wheeler Service at 9:30 a.m. ZION LUTHERAN - BONE LAKE (LCMC) 5 miles E. of Frederic on W, 2 miles south on I; Church: 715-472-8660 Pastor Mike Fisk, 715-417-0692 Sunday Schl. & Adult Study 9:15 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Bible class 9:15 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Thurs. Serv. 4:30 p.m. Communion 1st & last Sunday of month ZION LUTHERAN - MARKVILLE Pastor Janeva Stromberg, 320-679-1012; Council Chair, 715-244-3301 Worship - 11 a.m.; Sunday School - 10 a.m. ZION LUTHERAN - TRADE LAKE Pastor Thomas McShannock 715-327-8384, 260-336-5974 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Pastor Barbara Anne Keely 715-483-3550 719 Nevada St., St. Croix Falls Fellowship - 10:15 a.m.; Sunday Wor. - 11 a.m. METHODIST

METHODIST

ATLAS UNITED METHODIST - UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH Rev. Kris Johnson; Rev. Mike Brubaker, 715-463-2624 Sunday School - 11 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m. CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST - UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH - GRANTSBURG Rev. Kris Johnson; Rev. Mike Brubaker 715-463-2624 Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:30 a.m. DANBURY UNITED METHODIST 7520 Water St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Worship - 8:45 a.m.

GRACE UNITED METHODIST - WEBSTER 26503 Muskey Ave., 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor, Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. HOLY TRINITY UNITED METHODIST htslumc@gmail.com 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Pastor Freddie Kirk, 715-485-3363 Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m. LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL Pastor Jack Starr Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - during worship hour LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST 3482 115th St., 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m. OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST osceolaunitedmethodistchurch@gmail.com 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Fellowship - 11 a.m ST. CROIX FALLS UNITED METHODIST UPPER ST. CROIX PARISH Rev. Kris Johnson; Rev. Mike Brubaker Sunday Worship Serv. - 10 a.m.; Sunday School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddieâ&#x20AC;? Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Serv. 5:15 p.m. SIREN UNITED METHODIST 24025 1st Ave. So., 715-866-8646 Rev. Eddie Crise, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available) TAYLORS FALLS UNITED METHODIST 290 W. Government Street, 715-294-4436 Reverend Dr. Rolland Robinson Sunday Service - 10 a.m. with nursery Sunday School - Sept. - May at 10 a.m. WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST Rev. Kris Johnson; Rev. Mike Brubaker Sunday Worship - 8:15 a.m. COVENANT

COVENANT

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

CATHOLIC

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. Andy Anderson, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 9 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG Rev. Tom Thakadipuram, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat., 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Danbury - 7586 St. Rd. 77, 715-866-7321 Pastor - Father Michael J. Tupa Mass - Sat. 4 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. (Sept.-May). Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt. OUR LADY OF THE LAKES Balsam Lake Father Gene Murphy; Pastor - 715-405-2253 Mass: Sat. eves. 6 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Tues. 5:30 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 7:30 a.m. Sunday or by appt. SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt. ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC Rev. Tom Thakadipuram, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times ST. ANNE PARISH Rev. Andy Anderson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER Pastor Father Frank Wampach, 651-465-7345 25293 Redwing Ave., Shafer, MN Sunday 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept.-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer) ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH Pastor - Father Frank Wampach 490 Bench St., Taylors Falls, 651-465-7345 Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 a.m. Tues. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 1050 North Keller Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father Gene Murphy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Rev. Andy Anderson 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-2243 Saturday Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Latin Mass 8:30 a.m., Mass 11 a.m. ASSEMBLY

ASSEMBLY

CENTURIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Don Wiltshire, 715-640-6400 Centuria - Phone 715-646-2172 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. OSCEOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Larry Mederich, 715-294-4332 2492 Education Drive Saturday Serv. 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Serv. - 10 a.m. Child care offered at both services SIREN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Andrew Bollant Morn. Serv. - 9:30 a.m.; Supervised Nursery; Wed. Evening Youth

EVANGELICAL

EVANGELICAL

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

BAPTIST

EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. 1816 108th St., CTH I Pastor Gabe Brennan, 715-857-5411 eastbalsam.org Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun. School - 10:30 a.m. EUREKA BAPTIST 2393 210th Ave., St. Croix Falls 715-483-9464 Wor. Service - 9 a.m.; Adult Sun. Schl. - 10 a.m. FAITH FELLOWSHIP Hwy. 35 and CTH N., Luck Bill McEachern Pastor, 715-485-3973 Sun. Bible study - 9 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST - AMERY 131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; fbcamery.org; Email: churchoffice@fbcamery.org Reg. office hours: Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor; Nick Buda, Associate Pastor Sun. Serv.: 9 - 10:15 a.m.; All ages Sun. Schl. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Nursery available FIRST BAPTIST - FALUN 715-689-2125 or 715-689-2156 Mike Kleven, Lead Pastor Steve Ward, Assoc. Pastor of Visitation Sun. School (all ages) 9:30 a.m.; Church Serv. 10:45 a.m.; Nursery provided FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Assoc. Pastor Dan Mielke Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST - TAYLORS FALLS, MN Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. School for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided. FIRST BAPTIST - WEBSTER Church Phone 715-866-4111 Pastor Tim Quinn Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m (Nursery provided) GRACE CHURCH OF OSCEOLA â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cure for the Common Churchâ&#x20AC;? 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; info@gracechurchosceola.com Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun. School 10:45 a.m. GRACE BAPTIST - GRANTSBURG 716 S. Robert St., Grantsburg, 715-463-5699 Sr. Pastor Brad Moore George Selbher, Assoc. Pastor Sunday Schl. 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. LIVING HOPE CHURCH Pastor Doug McConnell Youth Pastor Chris Radtke At Grantsburg High School, 715-463-5794 Sun. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. TRADE LAKE BAPTIST Pastor David Prince, 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.; tradelakebaptistchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST - WEBSTER Minister Garret Derouin, 715-866-7157 Musky & Birch St., Avail. in office 9 a.m. - noon, Tues.-Fri.; Sun. Bible Study 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST - FREDERIC Minister Guy McCarty Frederic Senior Citizen Building Robert Rutherford, 715-327-8387 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. WESLEYAN

WESLEYAN

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

FULL GOSPEL

FULL GOSPEL

WOOD RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. HOPE FELLOWSHIP OF SOMERSET 231 Bluff Drive, 715-247-2435 Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. DWELLING POINT Timbers Theatre in Siren, 912-424-5993 Pastors Bryan and Rebekah Davis Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

CHRISTIAN CENTER

CHRISTIAN CENTER

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

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX

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

NAZARENE

CALVARY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 510 S. Vincent, St. Croix Falls Rev. Richard Brunner, 715-483-3696 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. FAITH COMMUNITY 7534 Peet St., Danbury, 715-656-4010 Pastor Jason Peterson Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

ST. CROIX UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 715-483-1113 201 N. Adams, St. Croix Falls Services On 1st 3 Sundays of the Month, 10 a.m. www.scuuf.org

NONDENOMINATIONAL

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 28509 CTH H, 1/8 mi. north of A&H intersection Pastor Tryg Wistad 715-635-4816 crossroadschurch@gmail.com Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church: K to 6th Grade NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 201 Hwy. 35, Dresser (formerly The Boulevard) Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982; Office 715-417-0945 Sunday Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Nursery available. NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, 715-338-2751 Pastor Scott Petznick Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. NORTHERN PINES QUAKER MEETING 715-866-5016 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting OSCEOLA MEDICAL CENTER SPIRITUAL CARE 2600 65th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-5645 Rev. Thomas Reaume MyOmc.org/specialtyserv 1chapel.php Chapel open daily for meditation.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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

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NOW THRU SATĆ Ć&#x201A;JANĆ Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2019; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warmthâ&#x20AC;? nature photography by youth at artZ. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-268-8600, artzgallery.org.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x201C; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Bingo at the VFW post, 6:30 p.m.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence family group, 5-6 p.m., 800-2617233. â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence support group, 6-7 p.m., 800-2617233.

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Clear Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Compassionate Friends, Tri-County Chapter, grief support in death of a child at First Lutheran, 7 p.m., 715-263-2739.

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Blood drive at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 12:306:30 p.m., redcrossblood.org, 800-733-2767.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D; Clam Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee hour at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Military family support group meeting at the community center, 6-7:30 p.m., 715-557-0557.

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x2022; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Early-stage Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support group at the community center, 10 a.m., 715-268-6605.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Second Harvest food distribution at Connections, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 715-866-8151.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Blood pressure screening at Bremer Bank, 9 a.m.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x201D;

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Falun

Grantsburg

â&#x20AC;˘ Free bread distribution, every Friday until further notice at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.

Grantsburg

â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax assistance at the library, 715-463-2244 for appointment.

â&#x20AC;˘ Snowshoe trek at Crex Meadows, 8-10 a.m., 715-4632739, crexmeadows.org.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x2013; Amery

Webster

â&#x20AC;˘ Bingo at the VFW post, 6:30 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Islam special studies at the library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. RSVP required, 715-866-7697, webster.wislib.org.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of the Library meeting at the library, 6 p.m., 715-825-2313. â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence family group, 5-6 p.m., 800-2617233. â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence support group, 6-7 p.m., 800-2617233.

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2022;&Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2013; Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Adult moccasin workshop at Crex Meadows, 8 a.m.noon. Preregister at 715-463-2739, crexmeadows.org.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2022;

Rice Lake â&#x20AC;˘ CAFO workshop at WITC for farmers, consultants, etc. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reg. 9:30 a.m., 715-537-6250.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glacial History of St. Croix Valleyâ&#x20AC;? presentation DW ULYHU DVVRF RIĂ&#x20AC;FH  DP 5693 WR  stcroixriverassociation.org. â&#x20AC;˘ Wedding fair DW'DQFLQJ'UDJRQĂ \:LQHU\QRRQSP GDQFLQJGUDJRQĂ \ZLQHU\FRP

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Lions & Lioness food distribution at Connections, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-866-8151.

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St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ Winterfest: Pub crawl, truck ice drag races, snowshoe UXQZDONLFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFRQWHVWHWF balsamlake.cc.com.

â&#x20AC;˘ Meet-and-greet workshop for animal welfare advocates serving Polk and St. Croix counties at the library, 1-3 p.m., 715-501-8488, tanyaborg@hotmail.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Potluck at the senior center, 715-483-1901.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fully Committedâ&#x20AC;? at Festival Theatre. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387, festivaltheatre.org.

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Frederic

â&#x20AC;˘ Free bread distribution, every Friday until further notice at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Snowmobile safety class at the high school, 5:308 p.m. Register at 715-327-4868, ext. 1117.

Webster

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2014;

â&#x20AC;˘ Islam special studies at the library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. RSVP required, 715-866-7697, webster.wislib.org.

Frederic

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x2DC;

â&#x20AC;˘ Organizational meeting for Family Days volunteers at Frederic Art Center, facebook.com/fredericareachamber, 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Outâ&#x20AC;? movie at the library, 1 p.m., 715-327-4979.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Polk County genealogy meeting at the museum, 1 p.m., 715-472-2030.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2DC; Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County Republican Party meeting at the government center, Room 162, 7 p.m., 715-463-5400.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Open Arms hosted by Alliance Church of the Valley. Meal & fellowship, 5-6:30 p.m., 715-483-1100.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Food and Friends Community Dinner at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2122; Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Senior center bimonthly meeting, 9 a.m., 715-3278623.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x161; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Bingo at the VFW post, 6:30 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Friends meeting at the library, 6 p.m., 715-327-4979, fredericlibrary.org.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ History of Maple Syrup Making at the Luck Museum, 7 p.m.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence family group, 5-6 p.m., 800-2617233. â&#x20AC;˘ Domestic violence support group, 6-7 p.m., 800-2617233.

Balsam Lake

$ZHHNRIVXE]HURZHDWKHUZLWKZLQGFKLOOIDFWRUVSOXQJLQJWREHORZ]HURDQGFROGHUPD\ â&#x20AC;˘ Movie at the library, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eight Below,â&#x20AC;? PG, 11 a.m., 715EHFRPLQJWRDQHQGWKLVZHHNDVWKHIRUHFDVWFDOOVIRUKLJKWHPSHUDWXUHVLQWKHVE\WKHHQG 485-3215. RIWKHZHHN3KRWRE\*DU\.LQJ â&#x20AC;˘ Ice drags at the landing. Register 10-11:30 a.m., starts at noon, 715-557-0211, 715-205-3940. â&#x20AC;˘ ,QIRUPDOĂ&#x20AC;EHUDUWVJURXSat the library. Bring a project, 1-3 p.m.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Canoeist Natalie Warren to speak at the library, 7 p.m., 715-483-1777.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support meeting at the library, 2 p.m., 715-220-3193. â&#x20AC;˘ Lake Country Pedalers Bicycle Club meeting at Cog & Sprocket bike shop, 5:30 p.m., facebook.com/lakecountrypedalers.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x203A; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Tailgate dinner, 5-7 p.m. and basketballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CanFHU 1LJKW UDIĂ H FKDLQV RI KRSH HWF at the school, facebook.com/unity.eagles.

Falun â&#x20AC;˘ Free bread distribution, every Friday until further notice at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Presentation on scams and identify theft at the senior center, 10:30 a.m. RSVP if staying for lunch: 715-3492845, by Jan. 27.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Islam special studies at the library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. RSVP required, 715-866-7697, webster.wislib.org.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2019; Atlas/Long Trade Lake â&#x20AC;˘ ,FHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFRQWHVW, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Check in at Suzy Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starts at 7 a.m. RSVP food count by Jan. 25, 715-6485223.

Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ ,FHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFRQWHVWon Burlingame Lake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Frederic â&#x20AC;˘ Winter Expo arts & crafts at the elementary school, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-566-0371, aschartrand@hotmail.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Candlelight snowshoe and ski on Coon Lake trails, 5:30-8 p.m., 715-327-4868, ext. 1117.

â&#x20AC;˘ Fishing contest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; medallion hunt, 11 a.m.; vintage snowmobile show, register 11 a.m. on Coon Lake, 715-529-0913.

Grantsburg

Danbury â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at the town maintenance shop, $20 donation. Open 9:30 a.m., distribution 10-11:30 a.m.

Dresser

â&#x20AC;˘ Park ranger program and snowshoeing at Crex Meadows, 10 a.m. RSVP, 715-349-2922, bcfrc.com.

â&#x20AC;˘ Turn Around concert at Peace Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ Candlelight snowshoe hike at Crex, 6-8 p.m., crexmeadows.org, 715-463-2739.

â&#x20AC;˘ Tree-tapping seminar at the Lions Hall, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-554-2301.

Trade Lake â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodlawnâ&#x20AC;? movie and popcorn at Trade Lake Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x201C; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ 6W -RVHSK &KXUFK¡V LFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ FRQWHVW on North Twin Lake, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., amerywisconsin.org.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Destination Wedding Fair at Lakeview Event Center, 11 a.m .-3 p.m., 715-349-8399, visitsiren.com.

FEBRUARY

MONĆ Ĺ&#x2018;WEDĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x2022; Webster â&#x20AC;˘ AARP tax assistance at the library, 715-866-7697 for appointment.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x201C; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for bus trip to Orpheum Theatre, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,â&#x20AC;? on Sun., April 3, 715-825-2101, ext. 1560, unity.k12-wi.us. â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for bus trip to Plymouth Playhouse, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Country Roads: The Music of John Denver,â&#x20AC;? on Fri., April 22, 715-825-2101, ext. 1560, unity.k12-wi.us.

Grantsburg Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ Gospel music at Lewis Methodist Church, 6-9 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ )RRWEDOOSURJUDPIXQGUDLVHULFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFRQWHVWon Bone Lake, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-472-2152, ext. 164.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Gun show at Lakeview Event Center. For info call Richard, 715-653-2271, Scott 715-327-8951. â&#x20AC;˘ 0DULQH &RUSV LFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ FRQWHVW on Clear Lake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Webb Lake â&#x20AC;˘ ,FHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ WRXUQH\ oakridgecampground.com, 715259-3346.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x2122; St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Israel Standing Alone â&#x20AC;? DVD at the library, 6:308 p.m., 515-708-2120.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x161; Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ American Legion Post 185 meeting, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x203A; Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of the Library meeting at the library, 9:30 a.m., 715-259-3219.

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Leader | Jan 20 | 2016  
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