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• WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 • VOLUME 83 • NO. 13 • 2 SECTIONS

Veterans Day speeches

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),5675($' MADISON — Unity Schools is one of seven schools statewide being honored today, Nov. 11, in Stevens Point with the 2015 Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin awards presented by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The award is presented each year for projects that “demonstrate the great potential and collaborative spirit of rural Wisconsin. “The individuals and organizations that we recognize for Rural Awards are the spirit of rural Wisconsin,â€? said state Superintendent Tony Evers. Nominated by education and library professionals, the 2015 award-winning programs will be recognized during the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance conference (Nov. 11-12). Unity FFA’s Hunger Initiative Feeds People, Empowers Youth provides produce for the school lunch program; supports the ag food processing, summer school garden, and seventh-grade agriscience classes; and has grown in the community to provide raised vegetable beds in Milltown and Centuria with further expansion to include the Round Lake Native American community. In addition to raised vegetable beds, the sustainable hunger initiative includes an orchard, sharing nutrition information, and a Shanty Town activity that allowed youth to experience hunger and poverty by sleeping outside overnight in a box and sharing a “soup kitchenâ€? meal. The Unity FFA has had representation at both national Hunger Boot Camps and Farm to School workshops that included area producers, greenhouses, school lunch supervisors, and FFA chapters. Partners for the Hunger Initiative project include the Milltown Lutheran Church, village of Centuria, Habitat for Humanity, VFW, Round Lake Council, UW-Extension, Polk County Master Gardeners, Polk County Public Health Department, Polk County Food Insecurity Committee, National FFA-Hunger Boot Camp, National FFA-Living to Serve Committee, Farm to School Initiative, Endeavors Greenhouse, Baldwin Greenhouse and Pro-Lawn Landscapers. Funding to support the initiative was from the National FFA Food For All Grant, Cooperative Educational Service Agency mini grant program, and Ag Star equipment grants. - with information from DPI ••• NORTHERN WISCONSIN - Gordon Lightfoot’s lyrics still sum up what we know today of causes that might have contributed to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior, which occurred 40 years ago this month, claiming 29 lives: “They might have split up or they might have capsized, They may have broke deep and took water ...â€? The EF was the largest ship on the Great Lakes at the time it sank and no distress signal was sent. It was named after the president of Northwest Mutual, an insurance company with a long history with the Great Lakes shipping industry. November is a brutal month for ships on the Great Lakes. Forty percent of the shipwrecks over the last three centuries have occurred due to November weather. In 1995 a pair of divers, with help from the Canadian Navy, the National Geographic Society, Sony and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, retrieved the ship’s bell at the behest of the families of those who were lost. See story on back page. -with information from msn.com

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/HDUQEHHNHHSLQJ POLK COUNTY - Learn all you need to know to start beekeeping from a couple of experts at upcoming community education classes. Both gentlemen are members of the Polk Burnett Beekeepers Association. An in-depth three-hour class will be taught regarding types of bees and hives, the life cycle of the honeybee, hive management, pollinator-friendly flowers, pesticide and herbicide impact on pollinators, overwintering of hives and optimal hive location. There will also be instruction on installing your package of bees 7KH3RON%XUQHWW%HHNHHSHUV$VVRFLDWLRQZLOO or nucleus colo- EHSURYLGLQJFODVVHVRQEHHNHHSLQJWKURXJKRXW nies. All proceeds 3RON&RXQW\LQ'HFHPEHUDQG-DQXDU\z3KRWR from these classes VXEPLWWHG will go to the Polk Burnett Beekeepers Association. These community education classes will be offered on Mondays from 6-9 p.m., in Unity on Dec. 7, 715825-2101, ext. 1560; in Luck on Jan. 4, 715-472-2152, ext. 103; in Amery on Jan. 18, 715-268-9771, ext. 220; and in Osceola on Jan. 25, 715-294-2127, ext. 407. There will also be a class at the St. Croix Falls Public Library from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 11, 715-483-1777. Sign up early, as class size is limited. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

9LGHRSURGXFWLRQFRXUVH RURAL ST. CROIX FALLS - Lamar Community Center will offer a video production class conducted by awardwinning director of photography Jon Cermin of St. Croix Falls. A former adjunct instructor at the Minnesota School of Business, Cermin is the owner of Cine-Cermin Productions Inc., a full-service video production company, and has over 27 years of video production experience in all 50 states and 16 countries. This class is for those individuals who have a desire to learn more about all aspects of video production. The -RQ&HUPLQRI6W&URL[)DOOVZLOO classes will be held Friday, EHWKHLQVWUXFWRURIDYGHRSURGXFWLRQ Nov. 13, from 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. FODVV DW /DPDU &RPPXQLW\ &HQWHU to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. WKLV )ULGD\ DQG 6DWXUGD\ 1RY  15, from 1-5 p.m. All levels of z6SHFLDOSKRWR experience are welcome. Tuition includes a Saturday lunch. You may register online at lamarcommunity.org. Enrollment will be limited, so please contact lamar.community@gmail.com for more information. - submitted

&KLFDJREDVHGMD]]YRFDOLVWWRSHUIRUP HAYWARD - Critically-acclaimedjazz vocalist / composer Keri Johnsrud and her band, featuring Grammynominated pianist Kevin Bales, perform Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hayward, at The Park Center, 15791 U.S. 63. Tickets are available in advance at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. Second St. and online at theparkcenter.com. Johnsrud has been an important part of the Chicago jazz scene for the past 15 years. With headlining appearances at Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top venues including the historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Jazz Showcase, and a monthly residency at Southport &KLFDJREDVHGMD]]YRFDOLVWDQGFRP & Irving, Johnsrud has SRVHU.HUL-RKQVUXGLVFRPLQJWR+D\ZDUG built a strong reputation 6DWXUGD\1RY6SHFLDOSKRWR and following among peers and fans, alike. While having a solid regional presence, she continues to perform across the country (including regular appearances in Atlanta and New York City) and has enjoyed singing in Iowa before a hometown audience of fans and friends. In DGGLWLRQWRĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJVXFFHVVZLWKKHURZQJURXS-RKQVUXG also lends her voice to the critically acclaimed jazz ensemble Shawn Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alliance. Singing since she was 7 years old and born and raised in Iowa alongside professional vocalists, Johnsrudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for the future are as direct and as logical as her music; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I plan to keep singing, writing, teaching and performing as much as possible and want to take the music wherever it needs to go.â&#x20AC;? - submitted

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Emily Simmons of Bismarck, N.D., granddaughter of Lorraine Phernetton and Donald Phernetton Sr. of Frederic, is a contestant in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miss North Dakota USA competition set for Nov. 22 in Fargo. This year, more than $1.3 million in scholarships will be available at the pageant and 30 contestants at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pageants will be receiving college scholarships. The new Miss North Dakota USA and Miss North (PLO\ 6LPPRQV  z Dakota Teen USA will compete for 6SHFLDOSKRWR the titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. - submitted

:DQWHG:DUULRUV,QJDDQG3ULQFH+DDNRQ HAYWARD - Each February more than 10,000 crosscountry skiers gather in Cable and Hayward to take part in North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. In homage to the raceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation seeks a trio of cross-country skiers to represent two Birkebeiner warriors and Inga, mother of Prince Haakon, in the 43rd American Birkebeiner Ski Marathon slated for Feb. 20, 2016. In 1206, Norway was in the midst of a civil war when Birkebeiner skiers, so called for their protective birch bark leggings, skied through the treacherous mountains and rugged forests of Norway, smuggling Prince Haakon, the son of King Sverresson and Inga of Vartieg, to safety. Norwegian history credits the Birkebeinersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bravery with preserving the life of the boy who later became Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King Haakon Haakonsson IV and forever changed northern European history by his reign. This historic rescue inspired the creation of three ski marathons: The Birkebeinerrennet in Lillehammer, Norway; the American Birkebeiner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birkieâ&#x20AC;? and the Canadian Birkebeiner, in Alberta, Canada. Each year, the American Birkebeiner selects a trio to portray Inga and Birkebeiner warriors Torstein and 6NHUYDOG7KHWULRUHHQDFWVWKHKLVWRULFĂ LJKWRQZRRGHQ skis and in full costume along the entire 55K classic crosscountry race course. Skiers interested in this amazing experience are encouraged to register with the Birkie no later than Nov. 30, 2015. Winners will be selected by former Inga and warrior participants. Details and registration information are available at birkie.com/live/warriors-and-ingacontest. - submitted

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FREDERIC - Two groups at Frederic Schools, the National Honor Society and yearbook staff, are teaming up to brighten the holiday season for as many families in need as possible. Fundraising for Operation Help will take place Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. In addition to raising money through the VDOHRIKRWFKRFRODWHDQGURRWEHHUĂ RDWVGXULQJWKHVFKRRO day, along with friendly competitions, students will bring different items to contribute to local families and the local food shelf. Local businesses play a vital role in the annual project through donation of auction items. Among the acWLYLWLHVQH[WZHHNZLOOEH8JO\6ZHDWHU'D\ URRWEHHUĂ RDWV for $2), Hunting Season Day (pie the yearbook staff), Twin Day (prizes awarded for the best twins) and more. There is a class competition to see who can bring in the most food items and money for Operation Help. Grand prize will include a two-hour break from school, sitting and relaxing to a movie with popcorn and soda. The Frederic Food Shelf is LQQHHGRIGRQDWLRQVDQGZLOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WIURP2SHUDWLRQ+HOS - with submitted information

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River stabbing trial details addressed Trial to begin in early December, motions remain in limbo

â&#x20AC;&#x153;bring upâ&#x20AC;? the Castle Doctrine at trial, and both sides will continue to clarify what the Chippewa County jury will be asked prior to their voir dire in Polk County. ´0XFKRIWKLVZLOOEHWDNHQXSWKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW day) of trial,â&#x20AC;? GaleWyrick said. Greg Marsten | Staff writer The attorneys spent quite a bit of time BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A brief motion hearin chambers with GaleWyrick, after the ing took place on Monday, Nov. 9, in Balhearing, apparently clarifying some of VDP/DNHWRĂ&#x20AC;QDOL]HVHYHUDOGHWDLOVDERXW the jury instructions and questionnaires, the pending homicide trial against a Cammeant to reduce that jury voir dire time. bridge man, Levi Acre-Kendall, who is The charges against Acre-Kendall set to stand trial for the stabbing death of According to the criminal complaint, Peter Kelly during an altercation this past the case against Acre-Kendall began early spring at Interstate Park. on the evening of Tuesday, April 14, The hearing revealed that the defendant is planning to testify in his own defense 'HIHQGDQW /HYL $FUH.HQGDOO DSSHDUHG DW when Peter Kelly and a friend, Ross Lechduring the trial, set to begin on Monday, DPRWLRQKHDULQJRQ0RQGD\1RYLQ3RON man, both from the St. Croix Falls area, Dec. 7, in Polk County Circuit Court. &RXQW\&LUFXLW&RXUW7KHKHDULQJZDVDILQDO ZHUHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJRQWKH0LQQHVRWDVLGHRI,QThe hearing was the last chance for FKDQFH IRU ERWK VLGHV WR SUHVHQW PRWLRQV terstate Park. That was when they got into both sides to submit motions for judicial IRUZKDWZLOOEHDOORZHGDWWULDOZKLFKLVVHW an argument of some sort with a group of consideration, and while several of the WREHJLQRQ0RQGD\'HFLQ%DOVDP/DNH young men - Acre-Kendallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group - on motions remain in limbo until the trial XVLQJDMXU\IURP&KLSSHZD&RXQW\$FUH.HQ the Wisconsin side of the park, who were begins, scheduled for two weeks in Bal- GDOO VWDQGV DFFXVHG RI ILUVWGHJUHH UHFNOHVV DOVRĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ The argument escalated later into the sam Lake, using a jury from Chippewa KRPLFLGHLQWKHVWDEELQJGHDWKRI3HWHU.HOO\ evening, and after dark Kelly and LechCounty. IURP6W&URL[)DOOV3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ man left the Minnesota side of the park Polk County District Attorney Dan Stefand drove to the other side of the river, IHQKDGĂ&#x20AC;OHGDUHFHQWPRWLRQWRSRVVLEO\ address a noted self-defense-based mo- ing the case on social media, in what Stef- where they parked a short distance away tion to dismiss the case outright, based on IHQEHOLHYHVZDVDQDWWHPSWWRLQĂ XHQFH from the other group and waited for them to pack up their gear. Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Castle Doctrine,â&#x20AC;? witnesses to the incident. It was during another discussion, on a That was when Kelly and Lechman which the defense was hoping to make reference to the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s size versus Acre- confronted Acre-Kendall and the others, part of the jury instructions. Steffen countered that possibility last Kendall, that the defense team implied and they all became engaged in a heated confrontation, when one of the other men ZHHNE\Ă&#x20AC;OLQJDQDGGLWLRQDOFKDUJHRIVHF- that he would be testifying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Acre-Kendall will testify and will stepped in and told them to cool down. ond-degree intentional homicide, noting However, accounts of what happened the defense plan to introduce the Castle reference his fear ... in part, because of next are varied, as they have several posDoctrine, which Steffen implied means (Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) size,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. The hearing referenced over a dozen sible scenarios that led to Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being (Acre-Kendall) â&#x20AC;&#x153;... thereby intended to use deadly force â&#x20AC;Ś to intentionally cause motions, most of which were agreed stabbed as the two either fought beside upon, but several remain in limbo until the car, with Acre-Kendall pulling out a the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death.â&#x20AC;? The judge will consider allowing the trial day, including a Steffen motion to knife and stabbing Kelly, or where Kelly DGGLWLRQDOFKDUJHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWGD\RIWKHWULDO allow â&#x20AC;&#x153;other actsâ&#x20AC;? to be included in the tried to drag Acre-Kendall from the car as well as several other pending motions, case, as well as references to his marijuana as he retreated into the passenger seat, including whether to allow imagery and use and references to the defendantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age, which was when he was stabbed. It is that question of whether the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s postings Acre-Kendall had on a Twit- which Steffen noted repeatedly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are all adults,â&#x20AC;? Steffen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That Castle Doctrine applies to the situation for ter social media page, which Steffen said Acre-Kendall, allowing his use of deadly were key to their case about the defen- is the only factor that matters.â&#x20AC;? Judge Molly GaleWyrick seemed to force in self-defense, in the car, where he dantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;... context and motive ... of what agree, and said age references will only retreated as a last line of defense. might have led to this stabbing.â&#x20AC;? The defense has implied that Kelly tried Steffen characterized the items in ques- be allowed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a factual reference.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Steffen is right, they are all adults,â&#x20AC;? to drag Acre-Kendall from the car in a tions as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Images he downloaded ... of â&#x20AC;&#x153;shoulder lock,â&#x20AC;? as Kelly was a wrestling what was going on in his mind, and a GaleWyrick stated. GaleWyrick also said she would take coach, which was when he was stabbed. rebuttal to his defense (of his character).â&#x20AC;? Regardless of how it occurred, after he Acre-Kendall defense attorney Eric Nel- up the adjusted, additional second-degree son fought the admittance, saying their intentional homicide charge the morning was stabbed, Kelly headed toward their admittance â&#x20AC;&#x153;may be prejudicial,â&#x20AC;? but he of trial, as well as whether to allow the car quickly, which was locked. It was a raw 911 recording, as opposed to just the short time later that Kelly buckled over, acknowledged that the images do exist. Acre-Kendall is also facing felony bail transcript of the call, in part because she said he had been stabbed and collapsed to the ground, and Lechman had to break a jumping charges for his activities when he had not yet heard the tape. The defense also noted their intent to car window to get at a cell phone. was released on bail, including referenc-

Allegations his department is not cooperating with other departments is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bunch of crap,â&#x20AC;? he says E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer SIREN - Sheriff Wilhelm attended the Thursday, Nov. 5, Burnett County Public Safety Committee meeting and did not hesitate in defending his department from recent criticism by local police chiefs regarding mutual aid and other concerns of their departments. The concerns of village police chiefs were expressed in an Inter-County Leader article that appeared the morning of the committee meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many instances that have ocFXUUHGLQYLOODJHVWKDWWKHVKHULII¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FH handled because there may not have been DYLOODJHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHURQKDQG$VIDUDVWKHDOlegation that the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department is not cooperating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a bunch of crap,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm said in answer to questions from committee members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not all local villages have 24-hour coverage, but we do, and we handle their calls and do it willingly. When the respective villages receive complicated cases such as sexual assault or other felony crimes we assist with the situation,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I as sheriff do not release inmates arbitrarily. The sheriff is ultimately responsible for the jail and making sure all inmates are cared for properly.â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm explained that there are times when an inmate cannot be housed in the county jail due to extensive medical problems that county staff cannot handle and

It was about 9:45 when the 911 call came in, and while Kelly was transported to St. Croix Regional Medical Center just a short distance away, the heavy bleeding from the deep chest wound proved too damaging. Unable to save his life, they pronounced Kelly dead at 10:35 p.m. After the incident, Acre-Kendall and VHYHUDO RI KLV IULHQGV Ă HG WKH VFHQH LQ two vehicles, with police initially asking IRUWKHSXEOLF¡VKHOSWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHVXVSHFWV However, Polk County authorities had garnered quite a bit of evidence about the identities of the parties, partly through litter and receipts the teens left on the scene, leading to surveillance video evidence from at least two local stores, and more. While authorities were closing in on Acre-Kendall, several of the other teens on the scene had called a lawyer to seek advice, and others who recognized the partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description contacted authorities in Isanti County to identify the teens, and Acre-Kendall. It was a short time later, on April 16, that Acre-Kendall turned himself in to police. He also turned over evidence from the scene, including the knife, vehicle and apparently clothing he was wearing at the time. Acre-Kendall faces the potential of up WR  \HDUV LQ SULVRQ RQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVWGHJUHH reckless homicide charge, with the potential of up to another 10 years each in two bail jumping charges. 6WHIIHQ¡V ODWHVW DGGLWLRQDO Ă&#x20AC;OLQJ RI D pending second-degree intentional homicide charge, in reference to the Castle Doctrine defense, also carries the potential of up to 60 years in prison, if convicted. Acre-Kendall remains in custody at the Polk County Jail.

Police chief statement clarified Webster Police Chief Mike Spafford said a statement he made regarding mutual aid between his department and the Burnett County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, included in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catch and release: How economics are hurting local law enforcementâ&#x20AC;? was misquoted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t request much mutual aid,â&#x20AC;? Spafford said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;not that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need it.â&#x20AC;? Mutual aid, he noted, is critical IRURIĂ&#x20AC;FHUDQGSXEOLFVDIHW\

Sheriff Wilhelm answers critics DUHQRWWUDLQHGIRU:KHQDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUEULQJV an individual to jail, part of the booking process involves a medical questionnaire that has to be completed. If it is deemed that the inmate needs to be evaluated by a physician, that individual is transported to a local medical facility, such as the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. This medical screening is to protect both inmate and jail staff, the sheriff explained. The court administers sentences that inmates have to serve. When someone is arrested there is a bond requirement, and if they post bond or have been to court DQGWKHMXGJH IHHOV WKH\ DUH QRW D Ă LJKW risk, the person is released. Many times inmates transferred from other police departments are released according to orders handed down from the court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department has no charges on the guy,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm told committee members.

'HSDUWPHQWVKRUWRQVWDII PDNLQJLPSURYHPHQWV â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department is currently GRZQ WKUHH RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV ZLWK DQRWKHU JRLQJ out on medical leave. We are in the middle of the hiring process with testing of candidates having been completed. It takes time,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seekLQJWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHVHYDFDQFLHVWRWKHEHVWRIRXU ability.â&#x20AC;? The investigation position previously held by Wilhelm before he was elected VKHULIIRQH\HDUDJRZDVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGLQ-DQXDU\ by existing staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys are doing a wonderful job out there,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm said in SUDLVHRIKLVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV Economics do factor into many decisions of the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department, and they are taking steps to safeguard their budgets and reduce expenses. Government

bureaucracy also hampers the operation of the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department with federal provisions of the Affordable Care Act being cited as an example. Obamacare has forced the department to reduce staff hours, explained Jared Woody, jail administrator, who attended the committee meeting with Wilhelm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under Obamacare, if we routinely schedule an employee over 32 hours per week we need to provide health insurance DQG WKDW LV MXVW QRW Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOO\ YLDEOHÂľ Woody said. The committee discussed possibly hiring additional part-time ofĂ&#x20AC;FHUVRUDGGLQJDIXOOWLPHSRVLWLRQDQG reducing or eliminating part-timers. The jail has changed the shift schedule of its employees going to a 12-hour work shift in an effort to reduce overtime expenses. This will keep employees at a 40-hour workweek while allowing a staggered three-day weekend time off. The change in shift schedules is estimated to save $36,000. The committee did authorize a transfer of budgeted line items to UHĂ HFWWKHFKDQJHLQVKLIWVFKHGXOHV

'LVSDWFKFHQWHULPSURYHPHQWV Woody gave an update on the jail dispatch center remodeling project. The remodel will allow the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department to prepare inmate meals in house versus using inmates or catering food. The jail kitchen is being equipped with a commercial-grade refrigerator, stove, stainless steel sinks and a dishwasher, Woody said. Approvals have been secured from the state department of health. New plumbing is being installed to include a grease trap and upgrading of the electrical has already taken place. Total project costs are estimated at $30,000. It is hoped the project will be completed in coming months.

The department has also initiated â&#x20AC;&#x153;an LQVHUYLFHSODQIRUGLVSDWFKFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQÂľ Woody said, explaining the three-year plan is to have all full-time staff be state FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HGGLVSDWFKHUVUHVXOWLQJLQWKHVKHUiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department â&#x20AC;&#x153;having the only such accredited dispatchers in Northwest Wisconsin.â&#x20AC;?

'UXJGRJTXHVWLRQHG Committee members raised concerns expressed by local police chiefs questioning the need for the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departPHQW WR KDYH LWV RZQ GUXJVQLIĂ&#x20AC;QJ GRJ and handler when the St. Croix Tribe has a canine unit that can be utilized. Tribal Police Chief Frank Taylor and his canine unit has been credited with numerous and substantial drug arrests. A mutual aid agreement between the departments ZRXOGDOORZWKHVKHULII¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHWRXWLOL]H the tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canine units. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything about Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dogs,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department absolutely needs its own police dog. The dog is just one part of the tool. The tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog may not be available when needed. We have a major drug problem in this county â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both meth and prescription drugs,â&#x20AC;? Wilhelm said. â&#x20AC;?Our own canine unit will be a further enhancement to overall efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153; The public safety committee is charged with providing oversight to the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department and other related offices. Wilhelm regularly attends the monthly meetings. It is anticipated that an update RQVWDIĂ&#x20AC;QJDQGGLVSDWFKFHQWHULPSURYHments, and other issues related to local police department concerns, will be provided at the December meeting.


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Milltown man charged in troubling child sex abuse case

Virgil Hansen alleged to have engaged in torturous slavery and bondage with victim

Greg Marsten | Staff writer MILLTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bizarre allegations of torturous child abuse and sexual assault filed against a prominent local man, Virgil A. Hansen, have stirred disbelief about the charges, with open concern that other victims might possibly emerge. On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Polk County District 9LUJLO+DQVHQ Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office filed seven felony charges against Hansen, 65, Milltown, after a lengthy investigation by the Polk County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. The seven charges cover alleged acts from August 2013 to March 2015, and detail multiple incidents of tortuous child sexual assault over the period against the same teenage victim.

Hansen faces a potential sentence of over 200 years in prison if convicted on all seven felony charges: repeated sexual DVVDXOW RI D FKLOG WUDIĂ&#x20AC;FNLQJ RI D FKLOG child sexual exploitation; child enticement; soliciting a child for prostitution; causing mental harm to a child and child abuse - recklessly causing harm. Hansen is a well-known local farmer, firefighter, EMT and accountant who has sponsored numerous softball tournaments and other activities for years in and around Milltown. His notoriety led to even more interest by community members, and has led to much local speculation about the bizarre allegations, and discussions about other possible victims. The criminal complaints account alleged details of tortuous â&#x20AC;&#x153;slavery games,â&#x20AC;? with Hansen allegedly tying up and assaulting a young male over a series of different scenarios and locations on his rural Milltown farm. In some of the narrative, he is alleged to have strung the victim up by his feet into the rafters of an outbuilding, and also forced the victim to take scalding hot showers while he taunted and assaulted him, as well as incidents of being blindfolded, tied to a bed, workbench and even outdoors, while Hansen sexually assaulted or humiliated the child.

Further allegations emerged that Hansen routinely paid the victim off to maintain his silence, and alleges that incidents of abuse may have occurred over 100 times, all at the farm, both indoors and outdoors and in the home and garage. 7KH\DOVRGHWDLOĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJGHOHWHGWH[WPHVsages between the victim and Hansen, supporting the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims. In the narrative, Hansen reportedly admitted to some of the activities, alleging it was part of a game. He also struggled with some questions, such as when asked if ever tied the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet, he replies â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mostly no.â&#x20AC;? Hansen also suggested that the victim would â&#x20AC;&#x153;pretendâ&#x20AC;? to be tied up, so he could (be rewarded) by driving Hansenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck. He has also admitted to taking photos of the victim, possibly some while nude, but saying the incidents were just â&#x20AC;&#x153;horsing around.â&#x20AC;? He also referenced using wrist guards on the victim, since the twine and rope were leaving too many marks. Denying many of the allegations, Hansen alleges that he thought it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;... a mutual game that they were playing,â&#x20AC;? and insisted the victim was always able to get free, if wanted. He also noted the victim warning he would turn him in, with Hansen saying he â&#x20AC;&#x153;... couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why he was coming up with stories like this,â&#x20AC;? and referencing how much

money was being requested, apparently to keep his silence. Hansen is well-known locally, not just as an accountant and tax preparer, but also as the person behind softball tournaments and other events. He is an emergency medical technician and a longtime member of the Milltown Rural Fire Association, currently listed as their secretary/ treasurer. While the complaint noted that he was asked about other potential victims, to which Hansen reportedly said he â&#x20AC;&#x153;... couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of anyone (else).â&#x20AC;? Hansen was charged by criminal complaint, meaning he was not physically arrested but was instead served by mail. At press time he was not in custody. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He could be booked in at some point prior to his (initial) court appearance,â&#x20AC;? Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson stated VHYHUDOGD\VDIWHUWKHFKDUJHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC;OHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he is not and has not been in custody.â&#x20AC;? Hansen is scheduled to make an initial court appearance before Judge Molly GaleWyrick on Monday, Nov. 23. During that appearance, it is expected that bond will be set, as will a date for a preliminary hearing, where the state will need to reveal evidence enough to allow going ahead to trial, if the judge binds him over.

Budget passes with no changes Mary Stirrat | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 2016 budget for the village of Balsam Lake passed with no changes from the version that was origi-

nally proposed. There were no comments at the Monday, Nov. 9, public hearing, said village clerk Lori Duncan. The budget, as approved, includes a

total tax levy of $612,378, down about $4,000 from last year. The taxing mill rate declined slightly, from $4.74 per $1,000 in property value to

$4.71. This means that property valued at $100,000 will be assessed a village tax of $471.

Warrants executed for third time in two months by St. Croix Tribal Police BURNETT COUNTY - On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, along with the Barron County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and the Cumberland Police Department, executed a search warrant in the Maple Plain Community of Barron County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the third search warrant we have executed within the past two months, and we are getting positive results,â&#x20AC;? stated St. Croix Tribal Police Chief

Frank Taylor. The St. Croix Tribal Police Department was able to interview individuals who provided detailed information about drug activity in the Maple Plain Community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community members are stepping up and helping us identify the individuals selling and doing drugs in our communities,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, our department is attempting to link the narcotic trail from Burnett County to these

other communities in both Barron and Polk counties.â&#x20AC;? The two people arrested were Lamont Belisle-Douglas, 18, and Michael Eagleman, 23, both from Cumberland, for assault charges stemming from a previous incident. The Barron County District Attorney will have pending drug charges on two other individuals. Two search warrants were executed earlier in the Gaslyn Community and in

the Sand Lake community, both located in Burnett County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheriff Fitzgerald from Barron County and Cumberland Police Chief Rick Reiper ZHUHLQVWUXPHQWDOLQVHQGLQJRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVWR assist us. I called Sheriff Fitzgerald earlier in the day and told him what was being planned, and before I could ask for assistance, he said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How many deputies you need?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Taylor noted. - from St. Croix Tribal Police Department

Petition started to rename part of Hwy. 87 GRANTSBURG - The family, friends and community of the patriotic Town of Grantsburg are requesting your support in their request to rename the 26-mile stretch of Hwy. 87 from Grantsburg to

New fire hall being planned E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer SIREN - The Siren Village Board unanimously approved its 2016 budget at its regular meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 5. The hold-the-line budget contains no levy increase and an 0.85-percent decrease in the mill rate. Village residents will now pay $6.15 per thousand in valuation. Village staff will receive a pay rate increase of 50 cents an hour. The budget sets aside funds for a new bathroom at the park and $10,000 set aside for a new police vehicle, according to village clerk/ treasurer Ann Peterson. The current police vehicle, a 2004 Ford squad, is nearing the end of its useful life. It has 138,000 miles on it. The exhaust system has had to be replaced and the front end with lock-out hubs had a bad vacuum sensor. The vehicle is currently being driven by Chief Chris Sybers. The chief is hoping that in 2017 the village will add another $10,000 to the squad outlay account bringing the total to $24,000 so that it could be traded in at that point. Similar vehicles have a trade value of $8,000.

St. Croix Falls the Sgt. Carson Holmquist Memorial Highway. A petition has been sent to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker requesting this change. Holmquist, 25, was one of the four Ma-

rines killed on July 16 at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls and was a 2008 graduate of Grantsburg High School. For more information on this project or to

Siren budget approved

1HZILUHKDOO The Siren Fire Association will be replacing its existing facility at Hwy. 70 DQG+DQVRQ$YHQXHZLWKDQHZĂ&#x20AC;UHKDOO The new facility is to be located at Hwy. 35 and Tower Road. 7KHĂ&#x20AC;UHGHSDUWPHQWVHUYHVWKHYLOODJH and Town of Siren and a portion of the Towns of Daniels and Lafayette. The current facility has ventilation problems and Ă&#x20AC;UH WUXFNV DUH IRUFHG WR EDFN RXW RI WKH JDUDJHZKHQJRLQJWRĂ&#x20AC;UHFDOOV 7KH QHZ Ă&#x20AC;UH KDOO LV HVWLPDWHG WR FRVW $1.2 million and the local government share will be 19 percent. The Siren Fire Association has secured a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant and is seeking to offset total costs by securing additional grants from the Bremer Foundation and other entities. They hope to break ground on the new facility in spring with bids for the project to be let sometime in January. 6LUHQ/DNHYLHZ&HPHWHU\$VVRFLDWLRQ The village has agreed to take over record keeping of the Siren Lakeview Cemetery Association. The prior secretary passed away and the association felt the village would now be the best entity to write the deeds and sell cemetery plots.

Cemetery plots are still available in the new portion of the cemetery but all the plots in the old cemetery have been sold. Both parties agreed that cemetery records would best be kept at the village hall as opposed to someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private home. Vicky Drohman, administrative director of the Siren Police Department, has agreed to take on the additional duties of KDQGOLQJWKHUHFRUGNHHSLQJDQGĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDO records of the cemetery association. This issue, it can now be said, has been laid to rest.

2WKHUEXVLQHVV The villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-year capital improvement plan will continue its focus on the southeast neighborhood. It was agreed that the section of Ellis Avenue near North States Industries is to be overlaid with asphalt in 2016. Street work in this section of town has been the focus of improvement efforts the previous two years. The board approved renewal of its health insurance plan with a premium increase of 4.1 percent - twice the current UDWHRILQĂ DWLRQ The board approved allowance of outdoor wood-burning furnaces. Previously such outdoor woodstoves were disallowed. The new ordinance sets certain

sign the petition, go online to change.org and search Carson Holmquist. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with submitted information

conditions, such as aesthetic fencing with a stack height limit at 15 feet. Furnaces deemed a nuisance by the village are subject to removal at the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discretion. The Department of Natural Resources will be holding a public hearing at the village hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon. The public hearing is related to the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wastewater discharge permit. The village is seeking a variance to allow for larger copper and zinc loads to be discharged into the wastewater system. An experimental LED light has been installed in one of the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streetlights. The LED light, while more expensive than traditional lighting, has a cost saving in burn energy costs and also a longer burn life. The light is also said to give a warmer whiter glow. The village discussed possibly replacing traditional streetlights with LEDs as the traditional lights burn out. The village has withdrawn from its participation in the Local Government Property Insurance Fund. The fund, set up by state statute, allows for local government withdrawal. The village would have exSHULHQFHGDVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWSUHPLXPLQFUHDVH if it continued to participate in the fund.


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Burnett County Land Use Committee struggles with state dictate. E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer SIREN - There are 500 lakes in Burnett County, most of them small ponds or JODFLDOĂ&#x20AC;OOVEXWDUHFODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGDVVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQW GHHS HQRXJK WR KROG Ă&#x20AC;VK RYHU winter. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter much to the state Legislature if the water is a pond or what WKHFRXQW\GHHPVD&ODVVĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJODNH for back in July, the Legislature passed a law establishing uniform standards over how Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakes are to be developed or preserved. The action of the Legislature removed from counties all local control to enact or enforce any provisions of shoreland zoning, such as building setbacks from the water or water-quality vegetative buffers, that are stronger than those minimum standards set by the state. Proponents of the law, known as Act 55, argue that establishing a uniform standard over lakeshore development is necessary to protect property owners from the overreach of local government by eliminating a hodge podge of rules that vary from county to county and, at times, from lake to lake. Opponents decry the loss of local control and argue the system in place prior to establishment of Act 55 preserved both lakeshore and water quality. The Burnett County Land Use and Information Committee met on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to discuss how they are to comply with the dictate that, when it comes to managing the 500 lakes in the county, they are to cede their authority to the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it comes to lake regulation it is now a state rule. The state now rules,â&#x20AC;? said Maury Miller, chair of the committee. 6WUXJJOLQJZLWKLPSOHPHQWDWLRQ The state mandate over lakes in the counties is sweeping. In addition to over-

Who shall manage our lakes?

pending on lake size or type.

3URSRQHQWVRI$FWDUJXHWKDWHVWDEOLVKLQJDXQLIRUPVWDQGDUGRYHUODNHVKRUHGHYHORSPHQW LVQHFHVVDU\WRSURWHFWSURSHUW\RZQHUVIURPWKHRYHUUHDFKRIORFDOJRYHUQPHQWE\HOLPLQDWLQJ DKRGJHSRGJHRIUXOHVWKDWYDU\IURPFRXQW\WRFRXQW\DQGDWWLPHVIURPODNHWRODNH3KRWRE\ .HUU\/DQQHUW riding local control of shoreland zoning, setbacks and vegetation, Act 55 also overrules local jurisdiction on issues such as lot width and water frontage, regulation of nonconforming structures such as old sheds and privys, the calculation method of impervious surfaces and even yard lights. Many of the local rules now being trumped have been in place for decades and were established in consultation with local lake associations and much public hearing. Before the change, local government could enact lake management ordinances so long as they met the minimum standards by the DNR, in a regulation known as Natural Resources 115. Under Act 55 any county standard that exceeds NR115 must now be repealed or otherwise not enforced. The committee is struggling to ascertain

how existing standards must be adjusted in order to comply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all just lawyering at the edges,â&#x20AC;? said Miller, as the committee discussed intricacies of the law and various interpretations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know exactly for sure yet how everything is going to play out,â&#x20AC;? said Jason Towne, Burnett County zoning administrator, explaining that zoning districts in zoned towns may still apply. There is also an effort to repeal or amend Act 55, he explained. At the current time, a landowner may build on a lakeshore lot under provisions of Act 55 that may be in FRQĂ LFWZLWKFRXQW\ODNHVKRUHRUGLQDQFHV still in place. Burnett County is one of 30 counties that have stricter than the minimum ordinances in place and one of nearly 20 that XVH D V\VWHP RI ODNH FODVVLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ WKDW allows different management levels de-

/DNHDVVRFLDWLRQVDQGRWKHUVUHVSRQG â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wisconsin Counties Association is telling its members that instead of managing minimum lot sizes though shoreland zoning ordinance, they can do so through their subdivision authority. And whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, they believe counties can adopt a moratorium on land divisions to take time to evaluate and adopt or modify such a subdivision ordinance. Lake organizations in some counties that utilize larger than the state minimum lot sizes are already urging their counties to consider such a moratorium,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Engelson, executive director of Wisconsin Lakes, an umbrella group representing lake and river associations, in a guidance posted on their website. wisconsinlakes. org. Wisconsin Lakes delivered a letter to PHPEHUVRIWKHVWDWH¡VMRLQWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHFRPmittee, signed by 59 lake associations, urging repeal of the law. They argue that the system in place before Act 55, whereby counties could â&#x20AC;&#x153;adopt standards stricter than those minimums if they deem it necessary,â&#x20AC;? has protected Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakes for decades. The higher water quality that comes from requiring sensible shoreland development practices preserves recreational and tourism value, quality of life and long-term property values. Most importantly,â&#x20AC;? the letter reads, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it gives counties the chance to manage their lakes in a way tailored to their particular waters.â&#x20AC;? The committee took no action, but it seems clear the issue is far from being dead in thewater. Debate over the rule is now building, and it seems certain that collective action by counties and lake associations is inevitable. For now, the question of who shall manage our lakes remains in limbo.

A day in the life of the Siren Police Department E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer SIREN - All Siren Police Chief Chris Sybers wanted to do on the evening of Thursday. Oct. 29, was to arrive home after a long dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, when he received a radio transmission at 7 p.m. that a suspect wanted for questioning in two recent sexual assaults was in the Fourwinds grocery store. The suspect, described by Sybers as â&#x20AC;&#x153;not a very nice person,â&#x20AC;? had previous felony warrants and was known to carry weapons. His last confrontation with police required a SWAT unit be called. About to turn into his driveway, Sybers turned instead to the grocery store. Upon arrival he noticed a store clerk standing outside and, while questioning the clerk, the male suspect exited the store with another individual. Upon seeing the police chief the suspect took off running, Sybers, weighed down by his 20-pound gear belt, gave chase, yelling repeated warnings for the suspect to stop. The suspect ran across an adjacent parking lot and into a deepwooded parcel, a distance of 300 yards. Weaving his way through the woods ZLWK KLV Ă DVKOLJKW 6\EHUV FDOOHG IRU RI-

Ă&#x20AC;FHUDVVLVWDQFH7KHUHLVDGHHSGLWFKLQ the woods about 15 feet wide and 6 feet full of water. Sybers ascertained the suspect, who had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;trampling through the woods in the dark like a deer,â&#x20AC;? did not make it to the ditch but instead must be taking cover somewhere among the large logs and other woodland debris. Circling back in his sweep, he headed toward what he thought was a large log that was instead the suspect lying down. The suspect assured Sybers that he was surrendering, stating that he was too spent to keep running. Sybers handcuffed the suspect as other RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVDUULYHG6\EHUVZKRVXIIHUVIURP asthma and did not have his inhaler, had to be treated with oxygen on-site by local ambulance. Thankfully, local ambulance attendants were nearby, as they were pulling into a local restaurant for dinner when the call for assistance was received. The suspect, whom police were looking for in connection with two sexual assaults the previous week at the trailer court, was taken into custody. Formal charges are pending.

)LJKWRXWVLGHWDYHUQ That same night police were called to D Ă&#x20AC;JKW RXWVLGH D ORFDO WDYHUQ 8SRQ DUrival they noticed a man lying in the road with a female standing over him. The man, semiconscious, was bleeding from the mouth and a broken beer bottle was nearby. The woman standing over him was his girlfriend. She explained to police that her brother had beaten him up because he did not like the way the victim was treating her. The woman also raised concerns that the victim, whom she described as a member of a motorcycle gang in South Dakota, may seek revenge against her brother and bring to town other motorcycle gang members. Upon closer inspection, the victim was found to have abrasions on his face and forehead and his nose was swollen. The victim later required numerous stitches and lost a tooth. The assailant suffered a fractured hand. Alcohol was deemed a likely contributing factor to the melee.

woman caught shoplifting a box of Little Debbie snack cakes and a box of breakfast bars. The woman explained that she had stolen the items because she was hungry and did not have any money. While she worked part time, she did not get paid until the following week. She has no children but is pregnant. The father of the child does not work. She has applied for food stamps but has not yet received them. She does have WIC assistance, but Dollar General does not accept them. She lives in the Siren Trailer Park. The store did not press charges but insisted she no longer go into the business. Siren police referred her to the Salvation Army, local churches and food pantries. The above were pulled from Siren Police Department incident reports and provide a snapshot of the typical calls and incidents that take place in our rural police departments. In the month of October the Siren Police Department received 269 calls for service resulting in 15 citations, 28 verbal warnings and four arrests.

6KRSOLIWLQJ/LWWOH'HEELHVQDFNFDNHV Earlier, police were called to the Dollar General Store on report of a 23-year-old

SCF man arrested for OWI, seventh offense POLK COUNTY - Mike A. Johnson, 73, St. Croix Falls, was arrested Monday, Nov. 9, by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Spooner Post, for operating a motor veKLFOHXQGHUWKHLQĂ XHQFHVHYHQWKRIIHQVH According to a state patrol news release, a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper observed

and stopped a 2003 Buick Century traveling in excess of the speed limit and weaving on Hwy. 35 near Seventh Avenue in the city of Osceola, at approximately 4:46 p.m. A subsequent roadside investigaWLRQLQFOXGLQJVWDQGDUGL]HGĂ&#x20AC;HOGWHVWLQJ revealed that Johnson may have been

XQGHUWKHLQĂ XHQFHRIDQLQWR[LFDQW Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he submitted to an evidentiary blood test. He was lodged in the Polk County Jail pending a bail hearing. The state patrol news release also noted,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.â&#x20AC;? - with information from WSP

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Moratorium to sunset with no action Greg Marsten | Staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; At their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Taylors Falls City Council unanimously passed an ordinance amending their zoning to allow solar arrays, including in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic areas. The Taylors Falls Planning Commission had been reviewing the ordinance change IRU RYHU Ă&#x20AC;YH PRQWKV DQG Ă&#x20AC;QDOL]HG WKHLU recommendations to the council for the meeting. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current zoning ordinances did not address solar arrays, which led to an outright solar moratorium in the city earlier this year. That moratorium is set to expire on Dec. 6, and the new ordinance will then apply, allowing solar arrays, with a variety of stipulations consistent with county ordinances. 7KHDFWLRQDGGUHVVHGVL[VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FLVVXHV including state renewable energy objectives, whereby each utility must include at least 1.5 percent of their total power from solar arrays by 2021. 7KHRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;YHĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJVWKHFRPPLVVLRQ addressed included the desire to take advantage of rebates and other energy FUHGLWVFODULĂ&#x20AC;HVGLVFUHSDQFLHVLQFLW\RUGLnances and brings them in line with state and other applicable regulations; enables zoning administration; addresses that fact that the city had no real reference to solar arrays in their current ordinances and that it will allow consistency within the comprehensive plan. Taylors Falls zoning Administrator Adam Berklund outlined the commission recommendations and proposed changes to the council, while also drawing praise for his and the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. ´7KH\¡YHZRUNHGRQLWIRUĂ&#x20AC;YHPRQWKVÂľ Mayor Mike Buchite told Berklund. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Impressive job.â&#x20AC;? Berklund said they reviewed similar

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7KH7D\ORUV)DOOV&LW\&RXQFLOSDVVHGDQDPHQGPHQWWRWKHLUFLW\]RQLQJRUGLQDQFHVRQ7XHVGD\1RYWKRVHFKDQJHVZLOODOORZUHVLGHQWVWR LQVWDOOVRODUSRZHUDUUD\VZLWKLQWKHFLW\LQFOXGLQJLQKLVWRULFDUHDV3KRWRE\*UHJ0DUVWHQ ordinances from North Branch, Minn., as well as Chisago County and also in the Town of Adams, Penn., which he said they found to be most relevant for review. The most hotly contested question involved how to deal with solar arrays in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Preservation District, DQLVVXHDGGUHVVHGVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\DQGFODULfying ways to allow their use, with rules regarding their visibility from the street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a well-written piece of legislation,â&#x20AC;? stated council member John Tangen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the Historic Preservation District overlay.â&#x20AC;? ´,DJUHH,W¡VWHUULĂ&#x20AC;FWKRURXJKXQGHUstandable and fair,â&#x20AC;? stated council member Larry Julik-Heine. %XFKLWHQRWHGWKHVL[Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJVRIIDFWLQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO UHVROXWLRQ DPHQGLQJ WKH RUGLnance, although the standing solar array moratorium was not lifted, in part due to the recommendation of Berklund, who noted that it will expire in a few weeks, and if they lifted it, they would be reTXLUHGWRSXEOLVKWKRVHĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJV â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could save money by just letting it expire,â&#x20AC;? Berklund noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we would have to (pay to) publish the repeal.â&#x20AC;? The council concurred and took no action on the moratorium, as no pending approvals would be affected.

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,QRWKHUFRXQFLODFWLRQ The council approved emergency asphalt repair needed on Walnut and Bail streets, totaling $4,775. The areas in question have repeatedly washed out, and temporary repairs this summer were not VXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW The council approved spending up to $3,000 on sonar scanning equipment for WKH7D\ORUV)DOOV)LUH'HSDUWPHQWVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;cally for river rescues or recoveries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sadly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something really needed for this department,â&#x20AC;? stated council member Mary Jo Murphy. The approved dual side-scanning sonar equipment is a bit of an upgrade from the original department request, and will be purchased from a Harris, Minn., equipment dealer. There was a brief discussion on a recent regional meeting with Congressman Rick Nolan about local highway issues, with Julik-Heine and Murphy outlining

several issue on the table, including the prospect of a roundabout downtown on Hwy. 8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He (Nolan) is very interested in things from Chisago County,â&#x20AC;? Julik-Heine said, adding that he also was interested in the prospect of continuing with a Swedish Immigrant Trail, and said Nolan also referenced the pending issue of frac sand transportation. Buchite noted the efforts of the Log Jam Jammers, a musical group that meets casually on Monday evenings at the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center for musical jam sessions. The weekly sessions include weekly donations to the city, which have totaled over $3,000 so far, all of which to go back into the restored city depot for improvements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put money in the jar every week,â&#x20AC;? Buchite said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just enjoy seeing their (efforts) go back into the center.â&#x20AC;? So far, the Jammers donations have led to new chairs and repairs to the depotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceiling, as well as other items, which Buchite noted.

An exciting time Design planning begins at Unity Mary Stirrat | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Approval last week of the $17,495,000 referendum at Unity means the beginning of a busy but exciting time for the district, Administrator Brandon Robinson stated at the Tuesday, Nov. 10, meeting of the Unity School Board. The referendum passed by a vote of 691 to 550, and will allow the school to update the infrastructure, improve safety, remodel older portions and public spaces, and build additions for a gymnasium, an auditorium and science classrooms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now in the design phase,â&#x20AC;? Robinson announced at the meeting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and one of our priorities is that we want to start the process soon.â&#x20AC;? The main reasons for jumping right in, he said, are to JHWWKHEHVWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLQJUDWHVSRVVLEOHDQGWRKDYHWKHOHDVW amount of impact on students as possible. The time line includes a shorter-than-average period for the design phase, he said, in order to make the best use of the summer construction season. Hopefully, he said, much can be done through the summers of 2016 and 2017, so that the majority of the project 8QLW\DGPLQLVWUDWLYHVWDII /WR5 LQFOXGHVILQDQFHGLUHFWRU.DUD+ROGHQHOHPHQWDU\3ULQFLSDO=DFK)XJDWHPLGGOHVFKRRO3ULQFL will be completed in time for the 2017-18 school. This SDO(OL]DEHWK-RUJHQVHQVWXGHQWUHSUHVHQWDWLYHWRWKHERDUG.\OH3DXOVRQKLJKVFKRRO3ULQFLSDO-DVRQ&UHVVDQGDGPLQLVWUDWLYH would mean that there is only one school year â&#x20AC;&#x153;with con- DVVLVWDQW-DF\OQ$KOJUHQ{3KRWRE\0DU\6WLUUDW

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,WVQRWZRUNLQJ I love Wisconsin. We have had a strong tradition of caring about our environment, taking care of each other and keeping our politicians honest. Many things have changed. Our Statehouse has become a collection of people who are only interested in manipulating the system to make sure they keep their jobs. Job creation in our state has the â&#x20AC;&#x153;honorâ&#x20AC;? of being second in the U.S. in job losses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate is 5 percent and 271,000 jobs in October. Sadly, Wisconsin is not part of that job creation. With the recent announcement of the closing of the Oscar Mayer plant, 1,000 Wisconsinites are being told right before the holiday season that they are losing their jobs. We will now surpass 10,000 job losses for 2015. These facts do not support what Adam Jarchow was claiming in his recent letter to the editor. Sharon Blanding Danbury

(WKLFDOO\FKDOOHQJHG" Adam Jarchow, state representative, receives way more than his share of name recognition/free publicity in area newspapers. Note photo ops of him out with local folks â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the jobâ&#x20AC;? and opinion pieces with â&#x20AC;&#x153;wowâ&#x20AC;? headlines proclaiming â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working.â&#x20AC;? Skim pictures or headlines and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d believe the economy of Wisconsin is sailing upward. When I write a letter to the editor, I spend hours comparing facts prepared by nonpartisan watchdog groups. There are so many gaps between what Jarchow reports and the data I read that I hardly know where to begin to rebut his Nov. 4 article. Let me take two items: 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend more than we take in.â&#x20AC;? He and his colleagues have just decided to take out a $200 million loan WRĂ&#x20AC;[URDGV3D\LQJRIIWKDWORDQZLWK interest is just one way the Republican Party is gutting public education for years to come. He sounds proud of this. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you think he should be a bit worried about the future? 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;... no better evidence (of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working) than help wanted ads in the local papers.â&#x20AC;? Truth, the Leader has ads for home businesses, over-theroad truckers, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a couple of nursing home staff positions, a village clerk, but Wisconsin is on the path to end 2015 with 10,000 job losses. Hmmm. Is it working that the GOP is driving jobs out of the state? Even corporations that the GOP Legislature granted tax free status are leaving â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one for Canada. I imagine GE wanted to get settled there before Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea to build a wall caught on. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sarcastic. I do hate to be so cynical about

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-XYHQLOHGLDEHWHV Juvenile diabetes has always been a big part of my family as multiple family members struggled with the disease. As I was growing up, family get-togethers and birthday parties always featured a birthday angel food cake half-frosted so the diabetics could have a piece too, sugar-free gelatin and other dishes special for diabetics. It was just a part of our family. I remember feeling sorry for the ones who had it. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine a worse life than not being able to eat sugar and having to give yourself shots every day. What could be worse? Little did I know that was just the tip of the iceberg in the life of a diabetic. I met my husband in 1996 and found out he was diabetic right away. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think much about it. After all, I had grown up with it in my family. We got married in 2001 but it was the year before, in 2000, my eyes were opened to the true effects of the disHDVH:KLOHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDURIPDUULDJH usually consists of adjusting to married life, combining finances, etc., ours included a heart bypass surgery, dialysis runs every other day, endless trips to the emergency room and a kidney transplant. Diabetes isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just watching what you eat and giving yourself daily shots, it affects the whole body. Diabetes damages blood vessels and therefore causes limited blood Ă RZWRDOODUHDVRIWKHERG\'LDEHWHV also causes nerve damage. Since his teenage years my husband has suffered with vessel damage to his eyes, requiring laser surgery, which in turn causes him to lose peripheral vision. Currently his vision is like looking through a straw. This has forced him to give up his driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and he may become blind in the next few years. He has a very weak heart due to the vessel damage. He has had three heart

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attacks and at one point there was a discussion about a heart transplant. He has a condition called gastroparesis which is caused by diabetic damage to the stomach. When he has Ă DUHXSVKHKDVLQWHQVHQDXVHDDQG vomiting which can last for days and can end up in the hospital due to severe dehydration. He started showing signs of kidney failure in 2000 due to diabetes. He was on dialysis for about a year until he was able to receive a kidney from his brother. Kidney failure is very common in diabetics. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the intense nerve pain called neuropathy. Diabetes damages the nerves and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even begin to describe the pain Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard my husband in. Imagine 100 pins poking your feet at the same time and trying to walk. He says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much worse than any heart attack heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had. These are only a few of the complications my husband deals with because of his diabetes. He has constant lab and doctor appointments, takes over 50 pills a day, has specialist appointments and is constantly dealing with reactions due to high or low blood sugars. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. If you know a diabetic, give them support. Give them a call or a hug or both. Tell them youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking of them and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sorry they have to go through so much. Diabetes affects the whole body and creates so much stress in the lives of the diabetic and their family. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painfully hard to watch my husband suffer as much as he does, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful to God he has allowed our family to be the voice of diabetes and to witness to others how life is precious and such a gift. Our hope and prayer is that one day a cure will be found and no one will have to suffer the debilitating effects of diabetes. For more information on juvenile diabetes, visit jdrf.org. Tammy Wondra Frederic



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C  O   N   V  E  R  S  A  T  I  O  N  S $WWDFNRQSULYDWHSURSHUW\ ULJKWV People should be aware of an attempt by Rep. Jarchow and Sen. Harsdorf to pass legislation that would change Wisconsin hunting laws. The proposal would severely cripple private landowners ability to address hunting impropriety on and around their property. Under the guise RI SURWHFWLQJ DQ H[SDQGHG GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWLRQ RI â&#x20AC;&#x153;legal hunting,â&#x20AC;? Assembly Bill 433 and its companion Senate Bill 338 would create new laws that would make it a crime to even approach a hunter to discuss a potential problem with their â&#x20AC;&#x153;legal hunting.â&#x20AC;? The proposed changes would create a system of penalties that could land someone in jail for nine months and cost WKHPDĂ&#x20AC;QH7KLVKHDY\KDQGHG top-down private property rights takeaway is anti-community, not good for hunting and bad for Wisconsin. Act quickly if you want a say in the outcome of this proposal. A hearing on AB433 is scheduled for Nov. 17 and I urge you to contact Jarchow, rep.jarchow@

legis.wisconsin.gov, and Harsdorf, sen. harsdorf@legis.state.wi.us, and ask them to drop this bill. Their attacks on private property rights and their attempts to criminalize any efforts to directly address issues with hunters that may be willfully (or even mistakenly) trespassing on private land is shameful. John Bailey Grantsburg

%LOO8WWHUO\LQVDQH This bill is a wake-up call for landownHUV ,W IDLOV WR GHĂ&#x20AC;QH ´ODZIXOÂľ ZKHQ GHscribing hunters rights. It appears we landowners/taxpayers FDQ EH Ă&#x20AC;QHG DQG LPSULVRQHG IRU ´&RQfronting, photography â&#x20AC;Ś trainers or hunters â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? trespassing on our property or even keeping us awake all night! Would this include our trail cameras and video monitors on our home? Fined for exposing trespassers? This Bill 338 is uttering insane. In the past weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had bear dog training exercises conducted on our private

and posted property. When I asked them to leave my property (sick and tired of being kept awake by the dogs and human noise) they politely told me to â&#x20AC;&#x153;(expletive deleted) off.â&#x20AC;? We called the sheriff and were told â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have the right â&#x20AC;Ś The dogs canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Trespassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; signs.â&#x20AC;? Another neighbor called the Burnett County Sheriff on dog trainers keeping their family awake until dawn. According to him, the sheriff threatened to arrest them â&#x20AC;Ś the landowners! Is this the freaking Twilight Zone? Now Harsdorf, Jarchow and others are LQĂ LFWLQJĂ&#x20AC;QHVDQGLPSULVRQPHQWIRUXV" Totally insane. We agree with previous letters to the editor. Harsdorf and Jarchow will not get our votes next election. Also: Bear hunters that we all know feel that â&#x20AC;&#x153;huntingâ&#x20AC;? with dogs is barbaric and unethical. It is 2015 â&#x20AC;Ś hello! Wayne Jensen Grantsburg

5HIHUHQGXPDSSURYHG The Unity School District extends its appreciation for supporting the facilities referendum that was approved on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The Unity community made an important decision about the future of the facilities and subsequent programming at Unity School District. The facilities referendum result is the culmination of years of facilities study, strategic planning and community input. We would like to extend gratitude to everyone who participated in the facilities planning and communication process. We are excited for the next chapter in Unityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, as we provide up-to-date facilities and learning spaces for our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future success. The design phase will begin immediately. The facilities plan time line will be updated soon and posted to the district website, along with additional materials as the design phase progresses. Brandon W. Robinson, superintendent Unity School District

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Legislature continues focus on reform, workforce development he state Senate recently wrapped T up its fall session, moving forward a number of reforms and measures that

address important issues and streamline government regulations. One of the highlights of the fall session was a series of roundtables held around the state by the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Commerce to receive input directly from small businesses, employers and those involved in economic development. I was pleased to be part of this effort and to secure a roundtable in Menomonie to provide an opportunity for western Wisconsin to provide input on economic development initiatives. As a result of those roundtable discussions, several ideas and suggestions are being developed into legislation that will be considered as the legislative session continues. Another top priority that moved forward this fall was a second package of bills to address our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroin epidemic. Following up on the progress made in the last legislative session, I have authored legislation with Rep. John Nygren to improve oversight of highly

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+DUVGRUI 10th District Senate addictive prescription drugs, which are frequently a gateway for young people into illegal drugs. Working with stakeholders to develop solutions that will save lives and prevent addiction, the HOPE 2.0 bills have all been unanimously approved by legislative committees this fall. Along with the heroin epidemic, the state Legislature has sought proposals in recent sessions to respond to the need for improved mentalhealth services. This effort continued this fall with the passage of Senate Bill 293 that creates pilot projects on behavioral health care and psychiatric care. SB 293 was passed last month by the state Senate on a unanimous 30-0 vote. The state Legislature has also been seeking ideas and solutions to reduce

bureaucratic red tape and make it easier for Wisconsin residents to work with our state government. One of the ongoing points of focus is reducing barriers for those seeking to enter the workforce or start a business in Wisconsin. I was the author of one of these initiatives in the state Senate that seeks to adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact in Wisconsin. Given the input I received from physicians and hospital administrators in our area, I brought forward this legislation to make it easier for physicians to obtain licensure to practice across state lines. This legislation seeks to increase the pool of physicians that hospitals and clinics can draw from, particularly in our border communities, while improving access to health care and specialists in rural areas. The state Legislature also advanced several bills that I have authored based upon suggestions and ideas I have received from residents in our area. Senate Bill 153 was brought to my attention by a veterans organization in New Richmond and allows law enforcement to donate abandoned vehicles to charity. Senate

Bill 160 updates state law relating to the use of oxygen tubing and was suggested by a nursing home resident in River Falls. Based upon concerns raised by ambulance providers in Pierce County, Senate Bill 210 eliminates hurdles for Ă&#x20AC;UVWUHVSRQGHUVIURPDQHLJKERULQJ state in responding to calls for mutual aid during emergencies in Wisconsin. $OOWKUHHRIWKHVHELOOVUHFHLYHGĂ&#x20AC;QDODSproval and were signed into law this fall. One of the bills that received much attention this fall related to reorganizing the Government Accountability Board. The legislation relating to the GAB will bring greater transparency and accountability to the administration of our elections and ethics laws and will help ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent abuses. I worked with the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors to ensure that the ethics board will function and be a working board by including retired judges, similar to the role that retired election clerks will serve on the elections board. This legislation, as amended, is intended to SUHVHUYHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHLQRXUHOHFWLRQVDQG ethics laws.

Jarchow works at local farm for monthly Working With You Day TOWN OF OSCEOLA - On Friday, Oct. 30, Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, had an opportunity to work on a farm. As part of Jarchowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Working With You Day series, he spent an entire day working at the Johnson family farm in the Town of Osceola. During his day at the Johnson Farm, Jarchow performed many tasks, including milking cows, cleaning grain bins and feeding calves. He started the morning by

ily for letting me spend a day with you. I learned a lot and it brought back a lot of memories.â&#x20AC;? Warren Johnson commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adam ZRUNHGYHU\KDUGDQGĂ&#x20AC;WULJKWLQRQWKH farm. He was here before the sun came up and was ready to get to work. To have a state representative come out to the farm DQGVHHZKDWZHGRĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDQGLVLPSUHVsive. It is so important for our lawmakers to see what life is like on a farm when they are making our laws.â&#x20AC;? IURPRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRI Rep. Jarchow

2Q)ULGD\2FW5HS$GDP-DUFKRZ5%DOVDP/DNHKDGDQRSSRUWXQLW\WRZRUNRQDIDUP $VSDUWRI5HS-DUFKRZV:RUNLQJ:LWK<RX'D\VHULHVKHVSHQWDQHQWLUHGD\ZRUNLQJDWWKH -RKQVRQIDPLO\IDUPLQWKH7RZQRI2VFHROD3KRWRVVXEPLWWHG feeding calves and heifers with Mr. and Mrs. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school-age daughters who help with the daily chores every morning before catching the bus to school. The Johnson family farm started in 1960. Three generations of Johnsons currently work on the farm, along with a few other employees. Just this summer, the property underwent a large renovation where they built a new barn and parlor. The Johnsons operate on about 1,000 acres and produces milk, beef and some cash crops. The Johnson farm is the last

dairy farm in the Town of Osceola. In 1960 when the Johnsons began their farm, there were 59 dairy farms in the Town of Osceola Jarchow commented on his day on the farm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working with the Johnson family today reminded me of my youth, working on neighbors farms outside of Clear Lake. Being a farmer isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just a job â&#x20AC;Ś it is a lifestyle. Vacations are hard to come by and the work is never ending.â&#x20AC;? Jarchow also said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks so much to Warren and the entire Johnson fam-


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overnor, give us 60 seconds on highway safety.â&#x20AC;? Warren Knowles answered brightly and promptly. His answer was one or two seconds less than the TV reporter KDGVRXJKW,WZDVP\Ă&#x20AC;UVWJXEHUQDWRULDO press conference. I was impressed about how he, and later, other Wisconsin governors could handle unexpected questions. Wide-open, sit-down gubernatorial press conferences were a staple of Wisconsin government for most of the second half of the 20th Century. Governors in RIĂ&#x20AC;FHIURPWKHVDQGODWHUGHFDGHV were not in love with the unexpectedness of the issues popping up. Gubernatorial ideas were subjected to cross-examination from the press. However annoying, it served well the governors of both parties. It made them think about how ideas might be cheered or hooted among the citizenry. You could see them improving their extemporaneous answers to unexpected questions and issues as the months wore on. Sometimes the governors would have to retreat. Asked how Wisconsin could

6WDWH &DSLWRO 1HZVOHWWHU 0DWW3RPPHU Ă&#x20AC;JKWDVXUJHLQGUXQNGULYLQJLQUXUDO areas, Republican Lee Dreyfus said perhaps putting state patrol cars outside rural taverns could slow the carnage. The powerful Tavern League was furious, and Dreyfus retreated before the sun went down. The state would not put police cars outside the taverns. Republican Tommy Thompson was questioned about Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education needs. Young people could learn more, he offered, if the school year were expanded by a week. Alas, that would take more tax dollars to run the buses, feed the children and even turn on the lights. And the tourism industry saw it as a shortened vaca-

tion season. Sometimes there were unexpected answers. Democrat Tony Earl talked about â&#x20AC;&#x153;grassersâ&#x20AC;? when he was an undergraduate at Michigan State. Young reporters gasped. To them â&#x20AC;&#x153;grassâ&#x20AC;? sounds like something related to marijuana rather than just a spring outdoor event in the 1950s. Democrat Pat Lucey was holding forth at a press conference on a policy initiative to help the Hurley area. The forestry industry was one of the two big industries in Iron County, Lucey said. John Wyngaard, who wrote this column for decades, interjected, asking the governor, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the other industry?â&#x20AC;? Many years earlier Hurley was rumored to have houses of â&#x20AC;&#x153;ill repute.â&#x20AC;? Lucey laughed, sensing Wynaardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teasing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mmm - mining,â&#x20AC;? he replied. Scott Walker could have used that sort of regular experience before he launched into his futile run for the Republican nomination for president. Walker is a regular on conservative radio talk show programs. It seems a safe exercise in

preaching to his conservative believers. Often reporters questions to Walker are shuttled off to a spokesperson. Or the reporters hear from the governor after a public appearance. The answer-on-the road doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide easy access for follow-up questions or fresh topics. Would the old press conference format have helped the governor? Walker might have had better answers to unexpected questions as he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination. He might have laughed off the idea when asked about building a fence or wall to separate Canada and the United States. His â&#x20AC;&#x153;interesting ideaâ&#x20AC;? comment drew hoots from political pundits. Perhaps Walker could also have avoided the blistering editorial in the Des Moines Register, Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest newspaper, about selective drug testing for the SRRUZKRJHWVWDWHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOKHOS7KH Register editorial said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea of lending a handâ&#x20AC;? is â&#x20AC;&#x153;make low-income people pee in a cup.â&#x20AC;? Shortly after it appeared, Walker left the presidential race.

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Wisconsin State Patrol Law of the Month

SPOONER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; No matter how many Wisconsin winters youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, the inescapable onslaught of ice, snow and limited visibility will make driving extremely challenging and at times impossible. When roads are slick with ice or snow, drivers needlessly crash or skid off the road because they were driving too fast for conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The posted speed limits, which are set for dry pavement, may be too fast for conditions when roads are snow covered and slippery. The slogan Snow Means Slow also applies to four-wheel drive and other heavy-duty vehicles. They usually need just as much distance to stop as other vehicles,â&#x20AC;? says Wisconsin State Patrol Capt. Gerald Voight of the Northwest Region. A citation for driving too fast for conditions costs $213.10 with four demerit points assessed on the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record, and a second violation within a year costs $263.50 with four points. Winter weather also can limit visibility, so drivers must remove all frost, ice and snow from their vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To see safely in all directions, you need to clear more than just a small patch on a windshield or rear window. Clearing snow and ice from the lights, hood and roof also helps improve visibility and safety,â&#x20AC;? Voight says. According to state law, a vehicleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windshield, side wings, and side and rear windows must be kept clear at all times. Violating this law costs $175.30 with two demerit points, and a second violation within a year costs $213.10 with two points. During severe winter storms, the safest course of action is stay off roadways completely until conditions improve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law enIRUFHPHQWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUVIUHTXHQWO\UHVSRQGWRYHKLFOHVLQWKHGLWFKDQG chain-reaction crashes when motorists should not have attempted WRWUDYHO6ORZHGRUVWDOOHGWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FRQVOLSSHU\URDGVDOVRGHOD\V tow trucks and snowplows, which are trying to get roads cleared, as well as emergency responders,â&#x20AC;? said Voight. To minimize the dangers of winter driving, the State Patrol offers the following commonsense safety tips: â&#x20AC;˘ Always wear your safety belt. You and your passengers absolutely need this protection even in low-speed fender-bender crashes that frequently occur on slick roads. â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use your cruise control in wintry conditions. Even on roads that appear clear, there may be slippery spots, which can cause a loss of traction and a spinout if the vehicle is in the cruisecontrol mode. â&#x20AC;˘ Watch for slippery bridge decks. They ice up faster than adjacent pavement.

â&#x20AC;˘ Look farther up the road than you normally do. If vehicles ahead of you are swerving or show other signs of loss of traction, you should slow down and take extra precautions. â&#x20AC;˘ Brake early. It takes much longer to stop in adverse conditions. â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pump antilock brakes. With antilock brakes, the correct braking method is to stomp and steer. Â&#x2021;'RQ¡WEHRYHUFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWDERXWWKHWUDFWLRQDQGVWRSSLQJGLVtance of four-wheel-drive vehicles, which generally wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grip an icy road any better than two-wheel-drive vehicles. â&#x20AC;˘ Avoid cutting in front of large trucks, which take longer than automobiles to slow down or stop. â&#x20AC;˘ Leave plenty of room for snowplows. By law, you must stay back at least 200 feet from the rear of a snowplow. â&#x20AC;˘ Obey the Move Over Law, which requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a safety zone for a law HQIRUFHPHQWYHKLFOHWRZWUXFNDPEXODQFHĂ&#x20AC;UHWUXFNKLJKZD\ maintenance vehicle, or utility vehicle that is stopped on the side RIDURDGZLWKLWVZDUQLQJOLJKWVĂ DVKLQJ â&#x20AC;˘ If your vehicle slides off the road, gets stuck, or becomes disabled, stay inside it if at all possible with your seat belt fastened until a tow truck or other help arrives. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inside your vehicle and buckled up, you have protection against out-of-control vehicles. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no protection outside your vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from WSP

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LONG LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Long Lake Recycling Site will close for the winter months. The last day for the Long Lake site was Oct. 31. All of the same services are provided at the Sarona location, approximately 6 miles away, which is at the /DNH$UHD/DQGĂ&#x20AC;OOJDWHVRQ&7+'EHWZHHQ6DURQD and Shell Lake. The Sarona location is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one Saturday per PRQWK&DOOWKHODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOIRUGHWDLOVDW The Sarona location accepts single-stream collection of recyclables including: tin, aluminum, newspaper and magazines, glass, paper products, plastic bags, and No. 1 through No. 7 plastics. Please, no automotive bottles regardless of number. Please remove all PDWHULDOVIURPEDJVDVPXFKPRUHUHF\FOLQJĂ&#x20AC;WVLQWR the container when it is not in bags. If you have any questions regarding recycling in Washburn County, please call Jen at the Recycling OfĂ&#x20AC;FHDWRUHPDLODWMEDUWRQ#QZUSFFRP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from WCRO

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MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gov. Scott Walker has declared Nov. 9-13 as Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winter Awareness Week. The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and the National Weather Service, reminds us now is the time to get ready before the snow and cold hit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make sure you have an emergency supply kit in your car â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it could save your life,â&#x20AC;? says Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, adjutant general and Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homeland Security adviser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you slide off into a ditch and are stranded during a storm, food and other items in your kit could help keep you and your family safe until emergency help arrives.â&#x20AC;? The emergency vehicle kit should contain LWHPVVXFKDVDĂ DVKOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;UVWDLGNLWERRVWHU FDEOHV HPHUJHQF\ Ă DUHV ZDWHU DQG VQDFN food along with extra gloves, hats, scarves and blankets. In addition, make sure you have a shovel and a bag of sand or kitty litter to help provide traction if you get stuck. (YHU\ ZLQWHU LQ :LVFRQVLQ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV VD\ approximately 45 people are killed and more than 4,700 are injured in accidents on icy or snow-covered roads. Many of those accidents are caused by driving too fast in winter conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter how many Wisconsin winters youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced, the inescapable onslaught of ice, snow and limited visibility will make driving extremely challenging and at times impossible,â&#x20AC;? says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bureau of Transportation Safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The posted speed limits, which are set for dry pavement, may be too fast for conditions when roads are snow-covered and slippery.â&#x20AC;? In addition to getting your vehicles winterized and putting together an emergency vehicle supply kit, now is also a good time to get your home ready for the cold months ahead. Put together an emergency preparedness kit for your home that contains a threeday supply of nonperishable food and water in case there is no power during a winter VWRUP$OVRPDNHVXUH\RXUĂ DVKOLJKWVKDYH new batteries and you have a NOAA weather radio to receive any emergency alerts. To learn more about getting prepared for Wisconsin winters, go to ReadyWisconsin at ready.wi.gov for more information. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from Washburn County Emergency Management


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After months of restoration, original horse-drawn road grader returns  Greg Marsten| Staff writer LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A long-forgotten piece of the Town of Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early history has returned in grand fashion, and has a new home in front of the rural town hall in Luck along Hwy. 48. The nearly 100-year-old Russell Pony Patrol horse-drawn road grader was recently found on a local residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm, and was given back to the town prior to an estate auction. The old grader was sandblasted, cleaned, primed and painted to match Luck School colors of red and white, with new wood and bridle attachments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it turned out great,â&#x20AC;? stated Town of Luck Chair Dean Johansen, who outlined some of the research he has undertaken on the Russell unit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as I could tell, it was purchased in 1917,â&#x20AC;? Johansen said as part of a Tuesday, Nov. 10, event where the Pony grader was revealed. Johnson has reviewed several records as part of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, including the purchase of the horse-drawn Russell unit, which was part of his research, and highlighted ways the blossoming Town of Luck went from contracting with farmers and other resident to maintain sections of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s road, with purchases such as the Russell, as a part of that transition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were probably dozens of (similar) graders around,â&#x20AC;? Johansen said, noting how horse-drawn equipment was the standard of the day for rural road repair and creation, long before steam and fossil fuel-driven equipment. Johansen credits town Supervisor Larry Wright with â&#x20AC;&#x153;savingâ&#x20AC;? the Russell unit, how he noted that the old grader had passed between various local residents farms, and had been saved from an estate auction in recent months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them it had belonged to the township,â&#x20AC;? Wright said, which led to the old grader eventually working its way EDFNLQWRWKHWRZQĂ HHWRQFHDJDLQ Johansen thanked all those people who

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as I could tell, it was purchased in 1917.â&#x20AC;? - Town of Luck Chairman Dean Johansen

bet it was a lot of work!â&#x20AC;? The Russell unit now sits proudly restored and safely mounted on a concrete pad display, beside the Luck Town Hall on the site of the former site of Flying Pie Pizza. The display is on land the town recently purchased to complete their village parcel. Johansen said the display will eventually have a grass paddock area, maybe ZLWKDĂ DJSROHDQGDVPDOOSODTXHWRJLYH some details on its historic connection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will say something like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;here is the original Town of Luck road grader.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With a note that it is from the Town of Luck, and not the village!â&#x20AC;? Johansen joked. 7KH RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOV KRSH WKH ROG JUDGHU LV D common site for people to stop and sit on, 7KHFLUFD5XVVHOO3RQ\3DWUROJUDGHUZDVLQUXVW\VDGVKDSHZKHQLWZDVUHWXUQHGWRWKH maybe to get their photo taken and think WRZQIOHHWWKLVVXPPHU,WKDGURWWHQZRRGDQGUHTXLUHGDFRPSOHWHVDQGEODVWLQJDQGSDLQWLQJWR of the work it required to build roads we EHSUHVHUYHGIRUJHQHUDWLRQVWRFRPH generally take for granted, these days. Johansen also noted that while they had the foresight and concern for keeping his time for the effort, and enjoyed sit- encourage people to sit on the old equipthe old grader from being melted down ting on the Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage metal seat, ment, they made sure it is there for defor scrap, like so many, if not all of the which was probably a pretty violent ride cades to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bolted down pretty good,â&#x20AC;? Johanat times a century ago. other, similar units of the time. ´&DQ \RX LPDJLQH Ă&#x20AC;JKWLQJ ZLWK WKH sen said with a chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going The Nov. 10 unveiling event included several stories from past and current local horses, and trying to keep this thing going anywhere now!â&#x20AC;? RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVDERXWURDGPDLQWHQDQFHLQFOXG- straight?â&#x20AC;? Johansen asked with a grin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ing praise of the Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designs, many of which were carried on into even larger and more complicated equipment. The Russell unit was pulled with two horses, and has an adjustable rake and direction grading blade that revolves 7KH RULJLQDO IDF on a wheel, a design that continued for decades after World War II, when road WRU\ SURGXFWLRQ WDJ VKRZV WKH JUDGHU LV building efforts expanded exponentially. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These things were probably every- D 5XVVHOO 3RQ\ 3D WUROPRGHODOLQHILUVW where, in the day,â&#x20AC;? Johansen exclaimed. The Russell unit was rusted and paint- FUHDWHGLQLQ6W free when found, and underwent an ex- 3DXO tensive restoration, courtesy Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandblast and Painting on Hwy. 35 in the Town of Luck. The man who did most of that restoration, Jordan Witthoft, donated much of

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Unity only down by sevenathalfĆ&#x201A; but Grantsburg runs away in second halftosemiĂ&#x17E;nals Grantsburg 34, Unity 18 Scott Hoffman|Staff writer CUMBERLAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a tough conference opener during week three of the regular season back in early September, Grantsburg and Unity knew it would not be a walk in the park for their second matchup in the Level 3 playoff Friday, Nov. 6, in Cumberland. But after a quick 13 points scored by Grantsburg, Unity had to play catch-up, and were unable to keep pace. The Eagles got off to a bad start on WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;UVW SRVVHVVLRQ RI WKH JDPH GULYLQJGRZQĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQGJDLQLQJDĂ&#x20AC;UVWGRZQ before they coughed up the ball. On their next possession they had a punt blocked by Pirate Jake Wicklund, that was caught by teammate Leo Chenal for a Grantsburg touchdown. In the next series, Unity fumbled the ball back again, and this time Grantsburg sophomore John Chenal got in on the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown run.

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â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ MOORHEAD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joe Rademacher of St. Croix Falls helped lead the defense of the Minnesota State University Moorhead football team in a 37-0 win over the University of Mary Saturday, Nov. 7. Rademacher is a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Dragons football team and led with 11 tackles and Joe Rademacher a sack. The defense held Mary to just 131 yards of total offense as the Dragons improved to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Along with Rademacher, offensive lineman Andrew Erickson, also of St. Croix Falls, saw action in the Dragons victory. The team has just one game left in the regular season against Minnesota Crookston Saturday, Nov. 14. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from msumdragons.com â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ DULUTH, Minn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The St. Scholastica volleyball season came to an end in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Wednesday, Nov. 4, against Northwestern, Minn. The Saints season came to an end but the overall tournament got off to a great start when they defeated Martin Luther 3-1 two days earlier in the UMAC opening round. In that game, Kortney Morrin Grantsburg native Kortney Morrin led the team as she has all season long, with 18 kills, a pair of aces and 17 digs. Teammate Emily Cole, also a Grantsburg native, led the team with three aces. But the Saints season Emily Cole ended in their loss to Northwestern, a game in which MorULQ ZDV LQMXUHG HDUO\ LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW VHW and never returned. The Saints lost the match 3-2 after jumping out to a two-set lead. In the loss, Cole recorded 15 digs. Both Morrin and Cole are seniors with the Saints this season. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with information from csssaints.com â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Grantsburg versus St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Springs Academy Level 4 football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 14, is being broadcast on 105.7 FM starting at 3 p.m. The Osceola versus Freedom Level 4 football playoff game is on 104.9 FM, starting at 7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 13.

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Playoff football/Continued Grantsburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point-after attempt by Avery Fagerberg was blocked with about IRXUPLQXWHVOHIWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWTXDUWHUDQG Grantsburg had the momentum and a 13 -0 lead. The Eagles came right back on the next drive, scoring after a long pass to Logan Bader. Running back Tony Carlson plunged in from 2 yards, making it a one-score game with 1:51 to play in the Ă&#x20AC;UVWTXDUWHU Grantsburg had ball trouble of their own during the game, fumbling the ball in the second quarter. Unity would hope to capitalize on the turnover, but were unable to gain a yard on a fourth down attempt, and gave the ball back to GrantsEXUJWRHQGWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIZKHUHWKHVFRUH remained 13-6 in favor of the Pirates. *UDQWVEXUJGURYHGRZQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGRQWKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW SRVVHVVLRQ LQ WKH VHFRQG KDOI ZLWK Fagerberg topping off the drive with a 3-yard run, making the score 20-6. Unity answered back with a towering jumping UHFHSWLRQ ZKHUH %DGHU KDG WR Ă&#x20AC;JKW IRU WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO IHZ \DUGV FDSSLQJ D \DUG touchdown reception from quarterback Joey Schmitz. Grantsburg again drove the OHQJWKRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQGFDSSHGLWRIIZLWKD touchdown pass of 37 yards from Dakota Schultz to Brett Anderson, who stretched out perfectly for the circus catch, giving the Pirates a commanding 27-12 lead. 8QLW\VWDUWHGPRYLQJGRZQĂ&#x20AC;HOGEXWD Schmitz pass was picked off by Mason 0F(YHUVZKRVKRZHGĂ DVKHVRIDVSULQWerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speed, returning it to the Unity 30yard line. John Chenal capped the scoring for Grantsburg with a 10-yard run, making it 34-12. That left the Eagles desperate IRUSRLQWVDQGWKH\SLFNHGXSDKXJHĂ&#x20AC;UVW down by a great second effort by Bader, which allowed Jesse Vlasnik to scored on a 1-yard plunge. The two-point conversion failed, making it a 34-18 game with 2:23 left in the fourth quarter. Pirate Austin Olson intercepted the Ă&#x20AC;QDO 8QLW\ SDVV IRU *UDQWVEXUJ DQG WKH Pirates then went into victory formation for the huge win, putting them one game away from a Madison state championship game. Coach Adam Hale commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A great win for our program and community! To beat a team as good as Unity twice this season really says something about the kind of season itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been. The Pirate fan support was absolutely awesome and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember ever coaching in a football game with crowd noise from both sides like that. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had so much support all year long and our team really wanted to win this one for our school, families and fans. Our defense for the third straight game really won it for us by the way they stopped the run and were in great position most of the night on the deep ball. We got the important early momentum with Jake Wicklund timing out the punt block to perfection and Leo catching it for six. On the offensive side, ZHĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\VWDUWHGWRH[HFXWHLQWKHVHFRQG

*UDQWVEXUJ3LUDWHIDQVFKHHURQWKHIRRWEDOOWHDPLQWKHLUYLFWRU\RYHU8QLW\GXULQJWKH/HYHOSOD\RIIDW&XPEHUODQGRQ)ULGD\1RYz3KRWRV E\6FRWW+RIIPDQ half and sustained a big drive to open the third quarter which we have really struggled with lately. Dakota Schultzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pass to Brett Anderson was probably the key offensive play in the game for us as it really gave us a boost and re-energized our sideline. John Chenal had a great night on both sides of the ball and broke off two huge TD runs with the second one really sealing it for us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be excited to get back at it and have a tremendous challenge ahead against the defending state champs, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Springs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We simply made too many mistakes against a very good team,â&#x20AC;? said Eagles coach Cory Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had four turnovers and a blocked punt for a TD. We JDYHWKHPDVKRUWĂ&#x20AC;HOGRQQXPHURXVRFcasions tonight and it really hurt us. I thought our kids did a nice job battling back before halftime to make it a onescore game going into the half, but their defense really stepped up in the second half and forced us to pass the ball more than we would have liked to. By controlling the game, they really took us out of our game plan and forced us into doing things we really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to do. I thought our defense actually played pretty well. If we would not have given them a short Ă&#x20AC;HOGDIHZWLPHV,WKLQNZHZRXOGKDYH kept them from putting so many points on the board. On the offensive side of the ball, we moved the ball on them, but turnovers and penalties really killed our GULYHV ,Q RXU Ă&#x20AC;UVW QLQH RIIHQVLYH SOD\V we turned the ball over twice and had a

blocked punt for a TD. You are not going to win competitive football games that way.â&#x20AC;? Nelson then summed up a great season for Unity: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 2015 football season was a very good season for our football program. We broke many school records and made it as far in the playoffs as Unity has ever gone. The one thing I have stressed throughout the season is doing things to make our program better. This starts from our HOHPHQWDU\ Ă DJ IRRWEDOO SOD\HUV DOO WKH way up to our seniors. I believe we built a great foundation for our program and have set the bar high for future years. We VWDUWHGDĂ DJIRRWEDOOSURJUDPWKDWZDV very successful because our high school kids volunteered their time on Saturday mornings to teach our younger players the basics of football. Our middle school football program was very successful this season, along with our JV squad. On the varsity level, we achieved many goals and made our kids better football players throughout the season, as well as better VWXGHQWVDQGSHRSOH$VDĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDUKHDG coach, this senior class (Brett Nelson, Erik Peterson, Cole Garvey, Logan Bader, Jesse Vlasnik, Phillip Sorensen, Alex Manfredini and Josh Dahlberg) made my Ă&#x20AC;UVW VHDVRQ D YHU\ HQMR\DEOH RQH 7KH\ DUH D JUHDW JURXS RI OHDGHUV DQG WHUULĂ&#x20AC;F athletes. They single-handedly made our football program stronger and taught our younger players what it is like to show up every day and improve yourself and

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2QDSHUVRQDOQRWH Grantsburg and Unity have been at each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throats since the consolidation of the three Unity schools more than 50 years ago. This reporter can personally attest to the rivalry, not in a bitter sense but more of a competitive one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played running back in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s for Grantsburg and had a cousin playing defensive end for the Eagles,â&#x20AC;? Hoffman recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the conference opener of 1977, the score was tied 0-0 into the fourth quarter and we (Grantsburg) ran right at (John Boy) Volgren all night. He shut us down cold, until a called halfback pass. I did my best, put my head down for 3 yards, and left a cloud-of-dust impression right to the point of getting hit when I stopped and threw the ball as hard as I could, and DVSULQWLQJ%U\DQ0F.HDJODLGRXWWRĂ&#x20AC;Qgertip catch, setting us inside the 20-yard line. Unity was able stop that drive but RQO\ DIWHU D 0F.HDJ Ă&#x20AC;HOG JRDO ZDV WKH difference, winning 3-0 in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next year, 1978, both teams were undefeated going into the last conference game of the season that Grantsburg won 27-8 for the Upper St. Croix Valley Conference title and their second attempt at the new state playoffs, losing both years LQWKHVHPLĂ&#x20AC;QDOVWRHYHQWXDOVWDWHFKDPSV Osseo Fairchild, 21-14, in 1977, and Westby in 1978 by an 8-7 score.

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Pirates football one game away from Camp Randall AwinoverStĆ MaryĂ&#x2022;s Springs Academy puts PiratesinstateĂ&#x17E;nal Marty Seeger|Staff writer LEADER LAND â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Grantsburg Pirates football team is heading to the Division 6, Level 4 WIAA playoff this Saturday, Nov. 14, something few teams in the Leader Land area have been able to do in recent years. Even fewer have been able to reach a state championship game, yet with a win over St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Springs Academy on Saturday, Nov. 14, the Pirates will EHFRPHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWHDPLQVFKRROKLVWRU\WR play at Camp Randall. The WIAA began sponsoring a football playoff program in 1976. According to the Pirates football history on the school website, several teams have had undefeated seasons dating back as far as 1920. In 1933, it states that the Pirates ZHQWZKLFKZRXOGEHWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;UVWXQdefeated season. This year Grantsburg is still undefeated at 12-0, and became the Ă&#x20AC;UVWWHDPWRUHDFKPRUHWKDQZLQVLQD VHDVRQ,QWKH3LUDWHVĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG overall. Of the six other Leader Land teams covered by the Inter-County Leader, only WZRKDYHPDGHWRWKHVWDWHĂ&#x20AC;QDOVVLQFHWKH WIAA started sponsoring football playoffs in 1976. Webster was a state champion in 1987, and in 1988, St. Croix Falls was a state runner-up. The Pirates will be entering uncharted waters so to speak, compared to their opponent, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Springs Academy. The Ledgers football team has been to the Level 4 playoffs 14 straight times. Since

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and the football team plays in a tough Flyway Conference. Their only two losses this season came by a 39-14 loss to a Division 5 Amherst team. Their second loss was to Division 4 Omro, 37-20. Omro was

the Flyway Conference champion and along with Amherst, are also playing in a /HYHOVHPLĂ&#x20AC;QDOJDPHWKLVZHHN The Ledgers won by a slim margin over Edgar, 14-6, to reach the Level 4 playoff game. According to the Fond du Lac Reporter newspaper, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Springs was forced to play the entire second half without their starting quarterback, who was LQMXUHGLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKDOIDQGGLGQRWUHWXUQ They also lost their starting linebacker to injury, which could be a factor in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at D.C. Everest High School LQ6FKRĂ&#x20AC;HOGVWDUWLQJDWSP For the Pirates, reaching the Level 4 playoff is something that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done in Grantsburg since the late 1970s. Inter-County Leader sports writer Scott Hoffman was on the teams that played in WKH VHPLĂ&#x20AC;QDOV LQ  DQG  $W WKDW time teams were divided into classes AA, A, B and C. Grantsburg was included in Class C, and in 1977 the Pirates lost to eventual state champion Osseo-Fairchild by a 21-14 score. The following year, footEDOO WHDPV ZHUH GLYLGHG LQWR Ă&#x20AC;YH 'LYLsions, with the Pirates playing in Division *UDQWVEXUJORVWWKHVWDWHVHPLĂ&#x20AC;QDO by an 8-7 score to Westby, who went on to win the state title over Denmark, 41-19. Hoffman said the Pirates were leading 7-0 over Westby nearly the entire game, but Westby scored late and went for a two-point conversion to win the game 8-7.

Olivia Tucker earns all-state honors GRANTSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Senior outside hitter Olivia Tucker of Grantsburg was named to the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association All-State team, honorable mention. All-state honorees are evaluated by a committee of WVCA coaches and include top players from all four divisions. For the Pirates, Tucker was a fouryear varsity letter winner, three-year varsity starter and all-conference hon-

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Wisconsin continues to provide for excellent snowy owl viewing opportunities New snowy owl Web page has more information MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Observing a snowy owl in the wild can be a thrilling experience, and early reports statewide indicate birders and nonbirders alike may be afforded more viewing opportunities this winter. As their name suggests, snowy owls are generally a northern species, nesting worldwide on the treeless tundra above the Arctic Circle. During a typical winter, some remain close to their breeding areas, while others head south into southern Canada and the northern United States, including a small number in Wisconsin each year. Every handful of years, however, large numbers move into Wisconsin in an event known as an irruption. Why these irruptions occur is not completely understood, but is thought to be closely tied to snowy owlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favorite tundra prey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; small rodents known as lemmings. Surprisingly, this year marks the third consecutive year, and fourth out of the last five, with an irruption of snowy owls in Wisconsin. As of Nov. 9, approximately 72 snowy owls have been recorded in 37 counties across the state. 7KLV FRPSDUHV WR RQO\ Ă&#x20AC;YH RZOV E\ WKLV date in 2014, while no owls arrived until 1RYLQ7KLV\HDU¡VELUGVĂ&#x20AC;UVWDUrived Oct. 15, nearly a month earlier than most years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely unusual to see irruptions into the same region in three straight years,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan Brady, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources research scientist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, this is a mysterious species whose movements and ecology we do not fully understand, largely because of the remote northern haunts it typically calls home.â&#x20AC;?

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DNR surface water grant deadlines approaching MADISON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lake associations, river groups and local governments are encouraged to apply for surface water grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, with the deadline for planning grants coming up Dec. 10. The DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grant programs are available to assist applicants with a variety of education, planning and prevention activities related to aquatic invasive species and other lake and river issues. In addition to the Dec. 10 deadline for planning grants, Feb. 1, 2016, is the deadline for management grants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The surface water grant program provides organizations the resources they need to create effective plans for managing lakes and rivers. It enables lake and river groups and local government to take steps toward improving the health of their local water bodies,â&#x20AC;? said Shelly Thomsen, DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakes and rivers team leader, who coordinates the grant effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The successes of past grant recipients have made this a popular and competitive program.â&#x20AC;? Thomsen also highlighted some changes made for the 2016 grant fund-

ing year based on feedback from previous grant cycles. Changes include the re-establishment of a less than $10,000 subcategory for lake planning grants as well as aquatic invasive species education, prevention and planning grants. Updated application forms and guides are also available online. Organizations that are not familiar with the DNR surface water grant program are encouraged to contact their local aquatic invasive species, lake or river coordinator. Local grant coordinators are familiar with both the grant process and the issues affecting local areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The involvement of your local grants coordinator is a key to writing and submitting a competitive grant application,â&#x20AC;? Thomsen said. For more information on the Lakes and Rivers Grant program, including contact information for local grants coordinators, application materials and changes to the grants program, visit dnr.wi.gov and search lake grants. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from dnr.wi.gov

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New division combines human services and health

Gregg Westigard | Staff writer BALSAM LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Polk County departments of human services and health are being combined in a newly created Community Services Division. The change is designed to provide the public with services in a more coordinated and integrated manner, Polk County Administrator Dana Frey said at the monthly meeting of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health and Human Services board Friday, Nov. 6. The change, which was to be presented to the county board on Tuesday, Nov. 10, will go into effect Tuesday,

Dec. 1. Frey has been proposing the redesign of the county departments and services into units that are less confusing and more public friendly. Gretchen Sampson has been designated as the director of the new division. She is presently the director of the health department and interim Human Services director. After the reorganization she will oversee a number of new units that formerly were part of the two departments. There will be four main units within the new division, Children and Family Services, Economic Support, Behavioral +HDOWK DQG +HDOWK 7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WKUHH DUH now part of the human services department. Each unit will have a director or manager. There will also be a manager

handling the business and operations of the division. In addition, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical examiner will be part of the division. Children and Family Services will include child protection, adult protection, and juvenile justice services and operations. Economic Support will include the Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDODVVLVWDQFHSURJUDPVWKHFRXQW\ provides. Behavioral Health will include the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs dealing with mental health and substance abuse and will include a clinic designed to better reach out to the community. The Health unit will continue the services now provided by the public health department, from nutrition and well baby services to food inspections.

Frey and Sampson said that while the present personnel will be organized, there will be no increase in the number of employees within the division. However, all present unit managers are considered as interim appointments and new managers and directors will be appointed for the units. Polk County now has over 20 departments ranging in size from 110 at Golden Age Manor and 77 at law enforcement to two at veterans services and 0.7 for the medical examiner. Frey has said that the county services should be designed to meet public needs.

Funding available to veterans facing homelessness

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SCF United Methodist to host Thanksgiving dinner

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ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The St. Croix Falls United Methodist Church announces it will host a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26. Takeout will be available as well as delivery for shut-ins in St. Croix Falls. According to event coordinator Patricia Bjork, this is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an event to encourage and support those who are less fortunate, alone for the holidays or who simply

wish to fellowship, encourage and support others.â&#x20AC;? Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. at the church, located at 300 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls, in the fellowship hall in the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower level. For additional information, please contact Bjork at 651428-5374. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

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Civic rehab project gets money assurance

TIF funding approved for a portion of rehab

DGPLQLVWUDWLYHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVDQGGUHVVLQJURRPV would be located. The cost of the notch area is expected to be about $835,000 of that $5.1 million price tag. Other construction cost estimates in Greg Marsten | Staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Croix Fallsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; question included how to address the Civic Auditorium rehabilitation project, lower-level mezzanine rehabilitation, planned for the better part of a decade, $160,000; multipurpose event space, received a critical push forward on Mon- $215,000; as well as exterior window resday, Nov. 9, with approval from the St. toration, $50,000; decorative painting, Croix Falls Community Development $30,000, and new stage lighting, $175,000. There was much discussion on the Authority to commit spending up to $2.1 PLOOLRQ RI WD[ LQFUHPHQWDO Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLQJ LQ- various alternatives, but much of the disvestment on the historic theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renova- agreement was around the notch area and tion, with an addition for rest rooms and the $835,000 estimate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ideal (to leave items out of the an elevator. The project funding still has a large rehab),â&#x20AC;? Lemmon stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there are number of funding issues, and several is- ways we can meet the goals with a lower VXHV RQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDO FRVW RI WKH SURMHFW DQG budget.â&#x20AC;? In the end, the general question of how extensive the rehabilitation will go is still to be decided. But the rehab ef- whether to approve the TIF money to pay fort will indeed move ahead, in spite of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portion of the project was critithe apparent failure to secure an adjacent cal, with many of the budgetary changes boutique hotel project beside the theater, to be addressed later, depending on funwhich has recently fallen by the wayside, draising. TIF funding application was also critical for the project to use a recent GXHWRLQĂ DWHGFRVWSURMHFWLRQV Miller Dunwiddie architect Denita $500,000 grant toward the project. While the meeting went too long and Lemmon outlined some of the rough cost estimates of the Civic project which tops several items were not addressed, includout at approximately $5.1 million, with a ing whether to pull the plug outright on three-story, 25-foot-wide â&#x20AC;&#x153;hyphenâ&#x20AC;? addi- the hotel project, the Civic rehab costs will tion to the south for the elevators and rest be scrutinized in a future meeting, with rooms, as well as an addition to the back- the possibility of downsizing the scope, or upping the commitments for private stage and loading dock area to the east. Lemmon noted that certain deductions or corporate funding. That effort was based in part on the FRXOGUHGXFHWKHPLOOLRQĂ&#x20AC;JXUHGUDmatically, and she suggested that the bot- cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committing to the rehab, and was tom line for meeting all performance and necessary to secure some funds and pomain goals could be done for approxi- tential grants, according to Danette Olson, mately $3.6 million, if needed. Some of who is leading the efforts to make a case those other items left out could be com- for donations and grants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the project moves forward, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pleted later, when fundraising efforts have plenty of opportunity to weigh-in allow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have six different alternates,â&#x20AC;? on the design,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Brian Blesi stated. Lemmon said as she pointed to various â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are several levers to be pulled, but aspects of the plan and their projected we need to get a decision ... if we move ahead at all, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to commit costs. Among those mentioned alternates are money (for the TIF) and adjust the funds a â&#x20AC;&#x153;notchâ&#x20AC;? addition to the southeast, that is that need to be raised.â&#x20AC;? Blesi noted that aspects of the rehab WKUHHĂ RRUVKLJKDQGZRXOGEHZKHUHWKH

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have been in the works since 2007, and that the project has garnered lots of interest from investors and donations; they needed a solid commitment of money to secure some of that funding. The TIF commitment means the city will reduce the amount they contribute to offset the cost of recent wastewater treatment facility upgrades, which means the adjusted utility rates will not rise, but will go for a longer duration.

The TIF they referenced is set to expire in 2020, and while an additional $55 million in property value will be added to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value when it retires, the actual impact to the city if they did not fund the rehab would amount to about a $600,000 difference in 2020, as the increased revenues would be shared by all the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxing entities, with the city only receiving about 27 percent of the increment increase. The CDA heard arguments about the Festival Theatre Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic impact on the region and city, as well as how the city and theater can possibly still leverage a private development project beside the theater, once the rehab is completed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I honestly believe that if we build this (Civic) expansion, the hotel will come,â&#x20AC;? Blesi stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to do something very dramatic ... weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re setting the table for the next century.â&#x20AC;? The debate also centered around ways to possibly adjust the Civic rehab to meet the funding levels, although Blesi pointed out that there were probably similar discussion a century ago, when the theater ZDVĂ&#x20AC;UVWEXLOW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just think of it, 100 years ago, people sat in a room and discussed almost the very same things!â&#x20AC;? Blesi sated. In the end, the CDA approved the TIF expenditure, but adjourned their meeting to Monday, Nov. 16, where they will address a few remaining issues regarding the proposed hotel project.

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Spooner High School receives community support for automotive technology course Kyle Linton | High School Technical Education SPOONER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A few months ago, the Spooner High School automotive program reached out for help from the community. What followed a simple ad in the paper was an outpouring of support from of community members and businesses offering their help with advice and donations. The list of donations includes vehicles, a wheel balancer, a scan tool, various other tools and numerous automotive parts. The automotive technology course is a valuable course for any student who owns or plans to own an automobile. Automotive technology teaches students how auWRPRELOHV RSHUDWH DQG VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\ KRZ and when to perform maintenance on an automobile. Students have the opportu$VWXGHQWUXQVDGLDJQRVWLFWHVWRQDYHKL nity to complete labs on disc brakes, drum brakes, serpentine belts, suspension sys- FOHWKURXJKWKHDXWRPRWLYHSURJUDP{3KRWRV tems, scan tools, under-hood checks, oil VXEPLWWHG changes and tire rotations, and they also use a tire changer and wheel balancer. ing this educational opportunity here in This course is designed for two purposes Spooner and appreciate the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for students to have a hands-on learning support that has allowed our class to exist experience that teaches about maintain- in this way,â&#x20AC;? stated Kyle Linton, instructor. Gratitude is extended to John Bolles of ing and repairing their own vehicles and for students to delve into different career Mikana, James Busch-Seversonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto RSSRUWXQLWLHVLQWKHDXWRPRWLYHĂ&#x20AC;HOG$OO Body of Spooner, Twilight Trucking of students in the high school are welcome Spooner, Pompâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tire Service of Spooner, to enroll in any of these courses and ab- North Star Ford of Duluth, Jeff Tripp of solutely no prior mechanical knowledge is Springbrook, Jason Leckel and Leckel Trucking of Spooner, Steve Allard of necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am proud of the work Spooner High Spooner, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly Auto Parts of Spooner, School students are doing as they learn Jim Dahl-Hunter Engineering Co. of Plum DERXWWKHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FVRIDQDXWRPRELOH7KLV City, and Hank & Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oak St Auto of course allows students to develop skills Spooner. that they will be able to utilize for the rest of their lives. I look forward to continu-

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Love Lites to honor and remember 0&08//,1(17(57$,16:,7+(5+8 community members to shine during holiday season Suzanne Johnson |Staff writer SHELL LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As the days grow shorter and the winds get colder, there is an opportunity to light up the front lawn of Shell Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indianhead Medical Center while honoring and remembering members of the community. During this time leading up to the celebration of Christmas, Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. is inviting you to share in the holiday spirit with the annual Love Lite tree project. The Love Lite program is the only fundraiser planned for this year by ICHC to provide scholarships for Shell Lake High School seniors planning to go into the heath-care profession or for those employed at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake Clinic, Terraceview Living Center or Glenview that are continuing their education in health care. The Love Lite tree will grace the front lawn of the hospital on 4th Avenue. The Love Lite tree will be decorated with white lights in memory of a loved one; red lights in honor of someone special and blue lights in honor or in memory of military personnel. Those wishing to donate may send a check, along with a list of names indicating lights in memory of or in honor of to: ICHC Love Lites, P.O. Box 300, Shell Lake, WI 54871. Please make checks payable to ICHC Inc. If you wish, you may stop by the Love Lite table at the Shell Lake State Bank on Friday, Nov. 13, or Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., to make a donation in person. Deadline to donate toward this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tree is Satur-

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Petition to expand board seats found improper SPOONER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On Friday, Nov. 6, the Spooner Area School District Board of Education announced the decision to deny the request to hold a special meeting in order to vote on the expansion of the board. Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes, Section 120.08(2)(a), the board clerk sent letters to the petitioners noting the decision. It was stated that the petitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subjects were not appropriate for a vote due to an un-

timely submitted plan of apportionment, the inability to take such votes at a special meeting, and the requirement for public notice. Due to these improper special meeting subjects, the petition is denied. Without any proper subjects to be heard at a special meeting, no special meeting will be scheduled by the board of education. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

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Inside Washburn Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drug and alcohol court Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our process is, we go around the table and I ask everyone what they think â&#x20AC;&#x201C; quite frankly Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a judge and I thought you should be going to jail today but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to jail because of the vote there,â&#x20AC;? said Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington while pointing to members of the Washburn County Drug and Alcohol Court program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you should - it would be counterproductive and really theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just after 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of the Washburn County Courthouse and the drug and alcohol court program is in session. Four people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three women and a man â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sit in the wooden gallery benches watching, waiting. They are part of the program and are waiting for their own hearing with the judge. DAC team members AJ Simon, MH/AODA coordinator; Dan Brereton, Washburn County Jail Administrator; Kim Shafer, Washburn County Justice Programs coordinator; Tammy Aaler, probation agent; and Martin Jarvis, an attorney with the public GHIHQGHU¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHZDWFKIURPWKHMXU\ER[ Harrington asks â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? why he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complete the tasks assigned to him by the DAC team. Jack explains heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having a hard time meeting the obligations of the program because his wife thinks he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meeting his roles as a father and husband so she kicked him out of the house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack told me, and I believe him, that, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It started out with a negative, with drug and alcohol court, but it turned into a blessing. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to get comfortable with it, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;honesty is best even if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worried about disappointing people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all here to help me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been changing my whole mind-set,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Lori Henderson-Olson, DAC Program case manager. Harrington acknowledged the good in the statement but told Jack he needs to show himself and the team with actions to meet the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obligations. Just before Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearing a woman, ´-DQHÂľZDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKHDULQJRIWKHPRUQing. She also hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met the obligations set up for her but she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t before Harrington two minutes before she was on her way to the Washburn County Jail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The drug and alcohol court is highly VWUXFWXUHGDQGLWKDVUHDOVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FUHTXLUHments, clients are accountable for each day and each week,â&#x20AC;? said HendersonOlson. The DAC program holds participants accountable for three times a week attendance to community support meet-

she felt overwhelmed, frustrated and upset by the obligations of the program but as she went through the different stages things got easier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know I did it but without you guys giving me the kick in the butt I probably wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be standing here today,â&#x20AC;? said Streitz, addressing the DAC team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to say thank you. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned a lot of lessons. Drug court really saved my life,â&#x20AC;? she said. 7KH :DVKEXUQ &RXQW\ 'UXJ DQG $OFRKRO &RXUW LV IRU PDQ\ SDUWLFLSDQWV D ZDNHXS FDOO WR WKH GDQJHURXV OLIH VW\OH WKH\ DUH OLYLQJ  3KRWR E\ 'DQLHOOH 'DQIRUG

ings like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous; at least twice-a-week urine analysis tests; appearing for the twice-monthly DAC court hearings; and any other tasks they are assigned by the DAC team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankly words are cheap ... I am more impressed with action and progress,â&#x20AC;? said Harrington to Jack, but his message was clearly not limited to him alone. After Jack the morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third hearing involved a woman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Betty,â&#x20AC;? who has entered the second stage of the program. Betty is now leasing her own place and has her children and pets back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long step from July when I yelled at you, put you in jail,â&#x20AC;? said Harrington. Betty concedes his point, adding that â&#x20AC;&#x153;life is awesome,â&#x20AC;? to which Harrington cautions her to remember to take one day at a time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an easy program, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very demanding program and sometimes I think for some people itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too demanding,â&#x20AC;? said Martin Jarvis, public defender. Jarvis explained that DAC participants often have

families and jobs not to mention issues like transportation, housing and poverty. While not all Washburn County DAC Program participants are poor, usually the people that need representation by a public defender are economically challenged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are people in our community, these arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;other,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jarvis pointed out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a big city where the judges and the DA and the defense attorneys live in the nice part of town and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give a sh-- about anybody else. These are my kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; peers, these are people I want to see in the community and grocery store and have them be able to hold their head high and be able to look them in the eye,â&#x20AC;? he said. The morningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hearings closed on a high note with the graduation of Crystal Streitz from the program. Asked to share her thoughts on the DAC program, Streitz said it started out rough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have very much faith in myself, there was a lot of people that doubted me,â&#x20AC;? said Streitz. She explained

Voluntary Typically a person is referred to the program by their probation agent because they are facing revocation of their probation, and the program is offered as an alternative to jail. To start, people observe a session of the DAC program and meet with the team to explain why they want to be part of the program. Then the team determines if they will be accepted into the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voluntary, technically, but I think a lot of people feel forced into it because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go to jail or prison,â&#x20AC;? said Henderson-Olson. Once accepted, they go through an interview with Schaffer, the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s justice programs coordinator, and a separate interview with Henderson-Olson, who also has a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in mental health counseling and works as a counselor for Soar Counseling Services in Shell Lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The drug and alcohol court has shown itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effective using both pressures, the legal pressures and the treatment pressure ... in combination it appears to be quite effective for a lot of folks,â&#x20AC;? said HendersonOlson. While in the program, participants are supposed to be in school, looking for a job or working. If they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working they should be doing community service, which is one of the ways they can pay off half of the $750 program fee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big thing I think of is challenging them to do better,â&#x20AC;? said Schaffer. The challenge is much like a balancing act between court, family and work obligations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if they eventually fail we are creating experts who live among people with substance abuse issues,â&#x20AC;? said Jarvis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Besides, keeping people out of jail or prison and saving taxpayer dollars by doing so, the program is also giving people knowledge of the resources available to them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these participants weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the support when they enter and by the time they leave or graduate drug court they have those supports built up,â&#x20AC;? said Schaffer.

Northern Star announces 2016 season RICE LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Northern Star Theatre is pleased and excited to announce the shows they will present in 2016. This NSTC season promises something old, something new, something borrowed, but nothing blue as it brings back a few favorites, premiers recent Broadway hits and includes some shows based on popular literature. The season opens in February with Kids&Tweens OnStage presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schoolhouse Rock Jr.â&#x20AC;? The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for this fun musical. Later, in April, TeensOnStage, in cooperation with Northern Lakes Academy Charter School, will offer Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic tragedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Macbeth.â&#x20AC;? Set mainly in Scotland, the play dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Next comes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical.â&#x20AC;? Three men and three women make up the cast of this wacky musical that takes a comic look at the age-old conditions and situations faced in midlife. In

June NSTC will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrek,â&#x20AC;? based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks AniPDWLRQ Ă&#x20AC;OP ´6KUHNÂľ 7KH PXVLFDO LV D Tony Award-winning fairy-tale adventure featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori, who wrote the music for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thoroughly Modern Millie,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caroline, or Change,â&#x20AC;? and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrekâ&#x20AC;? brings all the beloved characters you know from WKHĂ&#x20AC;OPWROLIHRQVWDJHDQGSURYHVWKHUH¡V more to the story than meets the ears. In the August musical, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Andrews Brothers,â&#x20AC;? a USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show! â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Andrews Brothersâ&#x20AC;? is Ă&#x20AC;OOHGWRWKHEULPZLWKRYHUVRQJVPDGH famous by the Andrews Sisters, including showstoppers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slow Boat to China,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sit Under the Apple Tree,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ac-CentTchu-Ate the Positive.â&#x20AC;? Mistaken identities and madcap adventures â&#x20AC;&#x201D; imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road

movie of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some Like It Hotâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II. -XVWLQWLPHIRULFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJVHDVRQDGLQner theater in November features â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys on Ice.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys on Iceâ&#x20AC;? portrays a day in WKH OLIH RI 0DUYLQ DQG /OR\G Âł Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ buddies and homegrown philosophers. Musical numbers include â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wishing Hole,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fish is the Miracle Foodâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The One That Got Away.â&#x20AC;? Close out the year and begin your holidays next December with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wonderful Life - Live Radio Show,â&#x20AC;? a show the whole family will enjoy. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Six shows (the only excluded show is the Kids/Tween production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suessical Jr.â&#x20AC;?) are included in the 2016 season ticket

package. NSTC fans are reminded that season tickets are transferable, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re welcome to invite a friend or family member to use your season ticket for any show you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling NSTC at 715-736-4444. Season tickHWVDQG167&JLIWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVPDNHJUHDW holiday gifts and are available now. SeaVRQWLFNHWVDQGJLIWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVFDQDOVREH purchased at the Rice Lake Chronotype during regular business hours. Find more info about 2016 on the NSTC website at: northernstartheatre-co.org. Auditions for 2016 will be held in early January. NSTC is located in downtown Rice Lake at 104 S. Main on the Red Cedar River. The Northern Star Theatre ComSDQ\LVDSHUFHQWYROXQWHHUQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W corporation. Area businesses are invited to join in NSTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Partnership for the Arts by offering their support as a sponsor of 2015 programing. More information on the Partnership for the Arts program can be found on NSTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website or by calling the theater. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from NSTC

Unidentified woman found unclothed, flees offers of aid Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Washburn &RXQW\6KHULII¡V2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUHSRUWVWKDWDWDSproximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, a resident in the Town of Evergreen reported that he found a woman he did not know in his garage. The woman, who was not wearing any clothing, left the residence after the encounter. A motorist driving on Hwy. 70 ob-

served the woman walking along the road in the ditch. The motorist stopped and attempted to help the woman. Instead of accepting assistance the woman, who was still unclothed, ran into the swamp north of the roadway. A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources aircraft was called in to assist in the location of the woman. The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Spooner Po-

lice Department also aided in the search. She was eventually located in the swamp and transported by ambulance to address any physical or mental health needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is my opinion that the only time a naked person would run from help is limited. There may substance abuse, mental health or physical issues and or extreme fear from what may have happened prior to law enforcement getting the call. Dep-

uties are investigating all these possibilities. It is our belief and information, from witnesses, that there was a man walking along the road in the same area prior to law enforcement arrival. We are actively investigating this incident and seeking WKDW LQGLYLGXDO WR Ă&#x20AC;QG RXW ZKDW LI DQ\thing he knows about this incident,â&#x20AC;? said Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden.


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Taylors Falls Lighting Festival to feature two craft fairs and bazaar TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. - Two holiday fairs and a bazaar will take place in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas card villageâ&#x20AC;? of Taylors Falls during the 31st annual Lighting Festival, Nov. 27-29. Each event is unique, and all will have a wide range of gift and decorated items for the holidays. There is no admission to the fairs. Holiday at the Depot Art and Craft Fair LV DQ DQQXDO WUDGLWLRQ RIIHULQJ Ă&#x20AC;QH FUDIW and art, including hand-painted and handG\HGFKLOGUHQ¡VFORWKLQJĂ&#x20AC;EHUDUWHQFDXVWLF paintings, jewelry, Giclee and canvas prints, and more. The sale is located at the Memorial Community Center on Nov. 29 from 1 to 8 p.m. The popular Wassail Party Craft Fair is Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Me-

morial Community Center. This year features Alpaca items, blankets, potholders, hats, jewelry, food items, clothing, tatting, and even vegetable growing kits. Enjoy real Swedish food, including Swedish meatballs, potatoes-on-a-stick, and Swedish egg coffee while you are there. The annual bazaar, bake sale and lunch will be held Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the 1861 Methodist Church basement on Angel Hill. The bazaar features free trade items, including angels, jewelry, table coverings, decorative household pieces, nativity sets, chocolate, coffee, soup mixes, teas and more. Baked goods and lunch will also be on sale to go with complimentary coffee. For a complete listing of all the events visit lightingfestival.com. - submitted

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The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 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 12:30 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 12:30 p.m. when the Board reconvenes at the Government Center.) NORD FAMILY TRUSTrequests a special exception to Article 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning ordinance to have a tourist rooming house. Property affected is: 2174 West Pipe Lake Ln., Lot 1, CSM #408, part of Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. lots 5 and 6, Section 15/T35N/R15W, Town of Johnstown, Pipe Lake (Class 1), parcel #028-00340-0000. MICHAEL & CHRISTINE HEMENWAYrequest a variance to Article 11C Table 1 and 11E1 and 4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance for a dwelling less than 75â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the ordinary high-water mark, less than 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from side lot line, less than 110â&#x20AC;&#x2122;/50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from centerline/R-O-W of a U.S. hwy. and less than 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from centerline of a private road. Property affected is: Part of Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. lot 1, Section 32/T34N/R178W, Town of Balsam Lake, Deer Lake, parcel #006-009589-0000 (tabled from 11/3/15). STEVEN & AMBER POPPOVICH request a variance to Section IVE of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use Ordinance for a garage less than 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from centerline of a town road. Property affected is: 1752 40th Ave., Lot 1, CSM #3616, part of NE1/4 of the NW1/4, Section 18/T32N/R17W, Town of Alden, parcel #002-00450-0000.   3>5(?37

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Social  Worker  -­  Children  &  Family  Services $23.80/hr. Human  Services Full  Time  -­  37.5  hrs./week This  position  has  responsibilities  related  to  services  for  juveniles  and  children   of  whom  there  have  been  reports  of  maltreatment.  Duties  could  include,  but   are  not  limited  to,  the  following:  assessment,  case  planning,  support  to  chil-­ dren   and   families,   education,   documentation,   collaboration   within   the   Department   and   outside   the   Department,   referral,   case   management   and   resource   development/support.   Duties   may   include   after-­hours   response   intervention.  Candidates  must  have  BS  or  BA  in  a  Health  or  Human  Services   related  field;;  preferably  be  certified  Social  Worker  by  the  State  of  Wisconsin,   or  eligible  for  certification  and  certified  within  two  years  of  employment. Deadline  to  apply:  November  17,  2015 Full-­time   position   offers   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.   3 YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For com-­ plete job description, position requirements, application and details, please visit our website at www.co.polk.wi.us, Employment Opportunities. AA/EEOC

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CHEESE STORE CHRISTMAS CREW - NEW HOURS!

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is looking for temporary employees to help with shipping holiday orders for our cheese store. This position is responsible for ringing orders, processing credit/check payments, weighing and pricing cheese and packaging orders to be shipped. Also, assembles gift boxes and stocks shelves. This job requires standing and lifting of up to 50 pounds. The shift is Sunday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. through the holiday season. Must be able to work as part of a team in an active and pleasant work environment. 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. 637645 12-13L 2-3a,d,e

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

(Oct.  28,  Nov.  4,  11) STATE  OF  WISCONSIN CIRCUIT  COURT POLK  COUNTY Royal  Credit  Union, a  Wisconsin  state  chartered   credit  union, 200  Riverfront  Terrace Eau  Claire,  Wisconsin  54703, Plaintiff, vs. Kimberly  A.  Johannsen f/k/a  Kimberly  Green-­Taylor 125  West  Avenue  South   Dresser,  Wisconsin  54009, Thomas  G.  Johannsen 125  West  Avenue  South   Dresser,  Wisconsin  54009, John  Doe,  Mary  Roe,  and  XYZ   corporation, Defendants. Case  Type:  30404 Case  No.  15CV160 NOTICE  OF FORECLOSURE  SALE PLEASE   TAKE   NOTICE,   that   by  virtue  of  that  certain  Findings   of   Fact,   Conclusions   of   Law,   Order   for   Judgment,   and   Judg-­ ment   and   Decision   entered   on   September   25,   2015,   and   filed   on   September   28,   2015,   in   the   above-­entitled  action,  the  Sheriff   of   Polk   County,   Wisconsin,   will   sell   the   following   described   real   property  at  public  auction  as  fol-­ lows: DATE/TIME:   November   24,   2015,  at  10:00  a.m. TERMS:   10%   of   successful   bid   must  be  paid  to  Sheriff  at  sale   in  certified  funds,  with  the  bal-­ ance   due   and   owing   on   the   date  of  confirmation  of  the  sale   by  the  Court. PLACE:   Lobby   of   the   Polk   County   Justice   Center,   1005   West   Main   Street,   Balsam   Lake,  WI    54810. LEGAL   DESCRIPTION:   The   North   One-­half   (N   1/2)   of   Lot   34   of   the   Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Plat   of   the  Village  of  Dresser,  accord-­ ing  to  the  official  plat  on  file  in   the   office   of   the   Register   of   Deeds  in  and  for  Polk  County,   Wisconsin. (FOR  INFORMATIONAL  PUR-­ POSES   ONLY:   Plaintiff   be-­ lieves   that   the   property   ad-­ dress   is   125   West   Avenue   South,  Dresser,  Wisconsin). Dated:  October  19,  2015. Peter  Johnson Sheriff  of  Polk  County,   Wisconsin THIS  INSTRUMENT  WAS   DRAFTED  BY: ANASTASI  JELLUM,  P.A. 14985  60th  Street  North Stillwater,  MN  55082 (651)  439-­2951 Garth  G.  Gavenda/#17116 >5(?37

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DESCRIPTION: The Village of Frederic is seeking responsible, energetic, qualified candidates for the position of Village Clerk. This position is the custodian of all Village records as well as manages elections, meeting and agenda coordination, processes utility billing, customer service, licensing activities required by State Statute and Village Ordinance and provide support to Village departments. REQUIREMENTS: The Clerk is expected to have strong organizational skills and knowledge of municipal processes. Associate degree in a relevant field or 2 years of government experience is strongly desired. STARTING SALARY: This position offers a salary which is commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus an excellent fringe benefit package. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Applicants 637590 can submit a resume to jennifer@fredericwi.com 12-14L 2-4a

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STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Georgetown Polk County The Town of Georgetown, Polk County, Wisconsin, hereby provides its written notice and an agenda of the public meeting of the town board of the Town of Georgetown for November 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. at GEORGETOWN TOWN HALL. The Town Chairperson, or a designee, has provided posting in three places. The public may provide comments to the town board if the presiding officer notes on the agenda and upon recognition a period for public comment. PROPOSED AGENDA 1) Call To Order 2) Reading Of Last Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minutes 3) Approval Of Minutes 4) Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report 5) Approval Of Report 6) Correspondences 7) 5-year Road Plan 8) Operator License - Katy Dahlquist 9) Maintenance Report 10) Public Comment 11) Disbursements 12) Adjournment Dated this 2nd day of November, 2015 The Town of Georgetown Board reserves the option of going into closed session as per Wisconsin Statute Sec. 19.85 (1) (c). Kristine Lindgren, Clerk 637661 13L 3a,d

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POLK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY REGULAR BOARD MEETING Thursday, November 19, 2015, At 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments, Balsam Lake, WI

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING FOR TOWN OF TRADE LAKE, BURNETT COUNTY

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NOTICE   IS   HEREBY   GIVEN   that   the   School   Board   of   the   School  District  of  Luck,  at  a  meeting  duly  called,  noticed,  held   and   conducted   on   9   November,   2015,   adopted   a   resolution   entitled: INITIAL  RESOLUTION  AUTHORIZING  GENERAL   OBLIGATION  BONDS  IN  AN  AMOUNT  NOT  TO  EXCEED   $2,300,000  AND  CALLING  A  PUBLIC  HEARING  IN   CONNECTION  THEREWITH Said   Resolution   was   adopted   pursuant   to   the   provisions   of   Section   67.05(6a)(a)2.,   Wisconsin   Statutes   to   authorize   a   general  obligation  bond  borrowing  in  an  amount  not  to  exceed   $2,300,000  for  the  public  purpose  of  paying  the  cost  of  facilities   improvement  energy  savings  projects  (the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Projectâ&#x20AC;?). Copies   of   said   Resolution   are   on   file   in   the   District   Office,   located   at   810   7th   Street   South,   Luck,   Wisconsin   54853   and   may   be   inspected   weekdays,   except   holidays,   between   the   hours  of  9  a.m.  and  4  p.m. The  School  Board  will  hold  a  public  hearing  on  16  November,   2015,   at   its   regular   Board   Meeting   beginning   at   6   p.m.   in   the   District   Boardroom   located   at   810   7th   Street   South,   Luck,   Wisconsin   54853   for   informational   purposes   only   regarding   said   Resolution,   the   project   and   the   proposed   general   obligation  bond  borrowing. Section  67.05(6a)(am)1.,  Wisconsin  Statutes  provides  in  part   that  a  referendum  is  required  on  the  question  of  this  borrowing   only  if  a  petition  is  filed  within  30  days  after  the  public  hearing   signed  by  at  least  7,500  District  electors  or  20%  of  the  District   electors   voting   for   Governor   at   the   last   general   election,   whichever   is   the   lesser.   If   no   such   petition   is   filed,   then   the   Resolution  shall  be  effective  without  a  referendum. Dated  this  9th  day  of  November,  2015. BY  THE  ORDER  OF  THE  SCHOOL  BOARD LeRoy  Buck,  District  Clerk Published   the   11th   day   of   November,   2015,   in   the   Inter-­ County  Leader.  3>5(?37

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Luck students present Veterans Day speeches BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - The Leader went to press Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, as Veterans Day ceremonies were being held throughout the area. While our coverage of Veterans Day will be included in next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud to be able to present the Veterans Day messages that were to be presented by Luck High School students and Badger Girl and Badger Boy representatives, Kerrigan Ekholm and Derek Rennicke, during that communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual commemoration ceremony.

Every time you see an individual with a Legionnaireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap or you know a veteran, it is your responsibility to say thank you. Say thank you for your service and \RXUVDFULĂ&#x20AC;FHLQRUGHUWRSURWHFWWKHERUders of the country where my friends live, where my family lives, where your family lives. While reading through President John F. Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans Day speech in 1961, I came across information from historian Bruce Catton regarding the Civil War. Catton said that during Antietam, within minutes, whole regiments lost 50 to 75 percent of their soldiers. Catton then wrote, that â&#x20AC;&#x153;life perhaps isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the most precious gift of all, that men died for SRVVHVVLRQRIDIHZIHHWRIDFRUQĂ&#x20AC;HOGRUD rocky hill or for almost nothing at all. But in a very larger sense, they died that this country might be permitted to go on, and WKDWLWPLJKWSHUPLWLWWRIXOĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHJUHDW hopes of its founders.â&#x20AC;? The founders of this nation knew that freedom is not ordained; it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t simply given to this great country. It was earned. It was earned on the backs of brave individuals and still carried through to this day on the backs of these brave individuals. Former neurosurgeon and now GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom is not free, you KDYHWRĂ&#x20AC;JKWIRULWHYHU\VLQJOHGD\$QG the next time you sing our national anWKHPDQG\RX¡UHORRNLQJDWWKDWĂ DJDQG \RXJHWWRWKHHQGRIWKDWĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWDQ]DDQG it says the land of the free, and the home of the brave, please remember that it is impossible to be free if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not brave.â&#x20AC;? Veterans, thank you for your service, WKDQN \RX IRU \RXU VDFULĂ&#x20AC;FH  (YHU\RQH that goes through their day away from terrorist attacks, away from the evil that can be found outside of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s borders, say thank you as well to those veterans, and remember all those who are keeping you safe.

Veterans Day 2015 by Kerrigan Ekholm Badger Girl representative

The veterans of our military services have offered their lives to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Today, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we are gathered to honor, thank, consider and pay tribute to our veterans. The ones who are home waiting for the call, the ones who have fought and retired, the ones training WREHĂ&#x20AC;JKWHUVDQG the ones fighting. Many of us have an image of veterans as brave, proud men and women, but without a real life outside of uniform. We have peoSOH Ă&#x20AC;JKWLQJ WKDW we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, making a sacriĂ&#x20AC;FH EXW ZH DOVR .HUULJDQ(NKROP have people in our own community, even our neighbors, who have fought or are now Ă&#x20AC;JKWLQJIRURXUIUHHGRP)LJKWLQJIRURXU chance to grow up and go to college or not; our chance to pursue whatever our hearts desire. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s those people that we owe everything to, yet they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the recognition they deserve. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown up with Mr. Kritsen to the left of me and Mr. Clifton across the road. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know they ever fought for our country until I saw them at the Veterans Day Concert when I was in third

grade. I remember standing and singing, and when I looked over at the veterans I saw them both sitting there â&#x20AC;&#x201C; proud and strong. When we sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;God Bless the 86$Âľ\RXEHWWHUEHWWKDW,GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\VWRRG up next to them, my Grandpa Maynard and Orval, some of my teachers, and all the other veterans sitting next to them and around the world. We all know of someone that has made the sacrifice for our country - family members, friends, people who have given their time or even their lives for us to live ours. Forgetting them is forgetting someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter. This is why we must never forget our veterans.

Veterans Day 2015 by Derek Rennicke Badger Boy representative

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&ODVVLF1RUWK:RRGVOLYHEDLWDQGWDFNOH VKRSSUHVHUYHVD~VHQVHRISODFH E. Royal Emerson | Staff writer TRADE LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seven miles west from Frederic on Hwy. 48, in a bottomland valley of gently sloped glacial KLOOVZKHUHWKH7UDGH5LYHUWXUQVWRZDUGLWVFRQĂ XHQFH with Little Trade and Big Trade lakes, sits the Trade Lake Store, a classic North Woods bait and tackle shop. In continuous operation since at least the early 1930s, when it was a one-pump gas station, the store has gone through numerous transformations, including add-ons and demolitions, but has always been a main stopping point given its picturesque setting and out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere location. The site has been a point of commerce going back to the 1850s, when it served as a sort of crossroads to a once thriving early immigrant Swedish community that is now the unincorporated Town of Trade Lake. Today, for the many â&#x20AC;&#x153;city folkâ&#x20AC;? families who own or visit the summer cottages that line the local lakes, reachLQJ WKH 7UDGH /DNH 6WRUH PHDQV WKH\ DUH RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOO\ XS north, and stopping at the store to pick up provisions is a ritual integral to their North Woods experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beautiful thing about running this store, and also the hardest, is that you grow close to the many people who stop in,â&#x20AC;? said Judy Milligan who, along with her husband, Dan, took over ownership and operation of the store in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see their families grow up and come to know their stories and struggles, and it becomes an emotional attachment, and then when they leave or pass away it is really hard, because you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that person anymore and yet a part of them still lingers in the store.â&#x20AC;? Judy, born and raised in Grantsburg, and Dan, from a hardscrabble neighborhood in St. Paul, share that oldworld work ethic where, as shop owners, putting in the hours is more than just a means to survive. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days per week and, despite the long hours, whoever is working the register is always pleased to engage in conversation. It is a good place to catch up on the local doings, particularly what Ă&#x20AC;VKDUHELWLQJZKHUHRUWKHLQWULFDFLHVRIWKLV\HDU¡VSDUticular hunt. Within a tight radius of the store there are a number of GHFHQWVL]HODNHVULFKLQĂ&#x20AC;VKZLWKPXVN\QRUWKHUQEDVV FUDSSLHVDQGVXQĂ&#x20AC;VKLQDEXQGDQFH,WLVOLNHO\WKDWWKH small motorboats that work the reeds or deep pools of the Trade Lakes or nearby Round, Spirit or Wood lakes, obtained their bait and other gear at the Trade Lake Store. Known to the locals as Trade Lake Mall, the store is more than a bait and tackle shop. Well-supplied with canned goods, beer, milk, eggs, Cedar Crest ice cream, Square One Pizza out of Siren and locally butchered PHDWIURP'DHIĂ HU¡V0HDW0DUNHWLQ)UHGHULFORFDOVDUH a main component to its overall success. But it also caters to lake families selling Trade Lake Store souvenir 7VKLUWVVZHDWVKLUWVDQGZLQGEUHDNHUVĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJURGVDQG reels, life jackets and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s items such as coloring ERRNV Ă LSĂ RSV VDQG EXFNHWV DQG 1HUI IRRWEDOOOLNH â&#x20AC;&#x153;water bombs.â&#x20AC;? It also houses a free library, where lake folks can pick up a dime novel to while away a rainy afternoon. The Milligans seem to understand the store is more than just a retail business but also integral to the northwoods tradition and experience.

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the big oneâ&#x20AC;? is proven. A photo of a woman smiling wide as she struggles to hold up a 53-inch musky preserves her legend for years to come, at least around these parts. The store still retains that old-time North Woods roadside vibe where, instead of horse and buggies pulling in it is old beat-up pickup trucks, their scratched and dented EHGVĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKVSOLWZRRGDQGHPSW\JDVFDQVWKHPHQ in Carhartt clothes splattered with grime and smelling of wood smoke, pulling in after a hard dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in the woods to pick up some chewing tobacco, a good steak and a six-pack of beer. Come hunting season, a steady stream of trucks roll in with the drooped-0tongue carcasses of deer, antlers on display, to register the kill and have Dan or Judy snap a photo for the wall. Last year the store registered 223 deer, far below the record of over 600 deer in 2007 and 2008. The Beer Belly Blvd. wall of fame is a preservation of local history with snapshot photos of local characters and 1RUWKZRRGVWUDGLWLRQ Old North Woods calendars dating back to the 1940s lake families dating back dozens of years. Hanging on VKRZLQJVSRUWVPHQĂ \Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJDORQJDULYHURUERDWLQJ the wall is a color photo of four young girls hamming and camping at a lake dock hang above the coolers. Four it up inside the store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fishinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; In The Trade Lake Storeâ&#x20AC;? deer mounts hang on the far wall with 12-point racks, reads the caption. Judy went in back to retrieve a box of 19-inch spreads and 10-inch tines. Hanging on a cooler old photos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is Seth,â&#x20AC;? she said, pointing to a photo of door, below a sign that says: Beer Belly Blvd. are poster a young boy dressed in orange sitting on the back fender board pictures of the various customers displaying large on a Chevy pickup truck, holding up the antlers of his musky or northern or fresh-killed deer, bear or turkey to Ă&#x20AC;UVWGHHUNLOO´+H¡VJUDGXDWHGQRZÂľVKHVDLG´ZHQWRII be registered. It is here where the local lore of â&#x20AC;&#x153;catching to college.â&#x20AC;?

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Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The Leader is pleased to introduce future journalist Carter Hilde, 12-year-old daughter of Stacy and Bob Hilde of Frederic. Besides writing, Carter loves her seven chickens, three ducks, two dogs and two cats. Her column will run on a regular basis in the Leader.

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alling leaves. Beautiful colors. Cool temperatures. All of these things describe autumn, my favorite time of year. There are many activities that I can do in fall that are nearly impossible to perform during other seasons. Autumn has the perfect weather in my opinion. It is so beautiful all the time. My goal is to turn all of you summer lovers over to fall. I love to sled and build snowmen, but winter lasts too long in Northwest Wisconsin. Spring is still too cold for me.

5DQGRP /DQGVOLGH Carter Hilde Summer, on the other hand, is far too hot. Fall is just right (#Goldilocks). WinWHUKDVVQRZVSULQJKDVĂ RZHUVVXPmer has sun, and autumn has leaves - I love to play in the leaves. In autumn I like to rake. It may sound weird now, but when you get a big pile of leaves and jump into them, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun to rake. Last year, my dad and I raked up a huge pile of leaves. The pile was taller than me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was a little over 5 feet! We purposely raked the pile into our drive way so that my brother and his friend could drive through it. We got it all on tape. It looked incredibly amaz-

ing! Could you do that in winter? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like jumping on a leaf-covered trampoline! During fall, I also love to play on our tire swing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun to do and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need anybody to push you. I especially like spinning in circles. I like early autumn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when the leaves are the perfect color and arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely dead. We have a tree in our front yard that looks absolutely amazing in early fall! I love how sunlight accentuates all the beautiful colors of autumn. Light rays shine onto the perfect colored leaves and the ground is covered with glowing yellow. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical. I absolutely love climbing trees! Not to brag or anything, but I am great at climbing. I like to climb to the top of the tallest maple tree in our yard. When I say top, I actually mean the top; I stick my head out of the twigs and branches so that I am the highest part of the tree. Our hammocks are pretty fun, too. I like

to think of hammocks as another thing to climb on rather than a new way to be lazy. Sometimes, my dad will tie the hammock up as high as my neck so I can challenge myself and try to climb on top of it. This may sound strange, but you have to try it before you judge it. The special holiday known as Thanksgiving adds to my long list of reasons for loving fall. Each year, my family and I have an abundant meal at a relativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house or we host our close friends here in Frederic. Thanksgiving gives me an excuse to eat a lot. The food I anticipate most is mashed potatoes, but make sure thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough pumpkin pie left for me or I might turn into a 5-year-old. Summer lovers, have I convinced you yet? If you like raking leaves, jumping on trampolines, and eating a lot, then fall is your season. It sure is mine! December 22nd can wait ...

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harveyâ&#x20AC;? to be presented by GHS students GRANTSBURG - The Grantsburg High School Theater group will present a comedy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvey,â&#x20AC;? on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. There will be no Saturday evening show because of the football playoff game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harveyâ&#x20AC;? is a 1944 Pulitzer Prizewinning comedy. In the movie, starring Jimmy Stewart, Elwood P. Dowd has a

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Never know Some things seem inevitable - the Vikings will lose more than they win, November will be colder than October, Mark Watney will die on Mars. But, as life teaches us, sometimes things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn out the way we think they will. Those Purple People are four games RYHUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWZHHNRI1RYHPEHU was warmer than the last week of October, and (spoiler alert!) Watney makes it back to Earth against all odds in the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Martian.â&#x20AC;? Add to that list the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. In my mind, it was never a case of if it would be built, but ZKHQ7KHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFUDFNVLQWKDWPDQWOH of inevitability appeared a couple of weeks ago when TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline, asked the Obama administration to suspend their review of the project. Apparently sensing which way the wind was blowing, the company hoped to delay a decision until after the 2016 presidential election. Obama refused that request and a few days later announced that he was denying approval for the project. The announcement capped a stunning three weeks of bad news for the oil industry, a period that may well be viewed as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;watershed momentâ&#x20AC;? in retrospect. Back on Oct. 18, the Interior Department announced that it was canceling two lease sales for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. This came on the heels of Royal Dutch Shellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement that it would be halting its oil exploration in the Arctic â&#x20AC;&#x153;for the foreseeable futureâ&#x20AC;? due to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;challenging and unpredictableâ&#x20AC;? regulatory environPHQWDQGIDLOXUHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHODUJHUHserves of oil they were hoping for. The company, of course, denied that public outcry against drilling in a sensitive area had anything to do with the decision.

best friend who is an invisible 6-foot-tall white rabbit named Harvey. This is embarrassing to Elwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, so his sister Veta decides to have him committed to Chumleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rest, an institution for mentally unstable people. However, when Veta takes Elwood out to have him committed, the doctors think that she is the crazy one, and lock her up instead. There

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7KHYLHZ IURPKHUH Steve Pearson This was followed by the release of reports by Pulitzer Prize-winning Inside Climate News and the Los Angeles Times that revealed that Exxon Mobil executives knew of the dangers of climate change from the burning of fossil fuels as far back as the 1970s and sought to suppress that information. Its own scientists warned the company that a UDSLGO\HPHUJLQJVFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FFRQVHQVXV indicated that the burning of oil and gas could potentially cause glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise. The cover-up that ensued resembled the well-documented shenanigans of the tobacco industry after they learned of links between smoking and lung cancer. Exxon funded groups that conducted disinformation campaigns that, in the words of one company memo, sought to ´HPSKDVL]HWKHXQFHUWDLQW\LQVFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;F conclusions.â&#x20AC;? The behavior was egregious enough that the attorney general for the state of New York has launched an investigation to determine whether or not Exxonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions rise to the level of Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOIUDXGDQGWKHHIIRUWPD\QRW stop there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exxon Mobil is not alone,â&#x20AC;? Stephen Zamora, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center, told the New York Times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not likely to be an isolated matter.â&#x20AC;? Against this backdrop, President Obama made his announcement denying approval for Keystone a week ago. Back in June, the president made a major speech on climate change at Georgetown University in which he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allowing the Keystone Pipeline

are lessons to be learned and confusion to untangle until everyone can live together happily. Cast members are Rylee Hoffman as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Audrey Lauer as Veta Louise Simmons; Everett Wincek as Elwood P. Dowd; Macy Moore as Miss Johnson; Kathryn Curtin as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet; Cassidy Quimby as regisWith the salute of twenty-one rounds. The bugler sounds soulful taps Upon this consecrated ground. The hopes and dreams of the family Buried in the grass, without recall Once again remind the living Freedomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price is, names on the wall. So let us never, ever forget that Soldiers who answer the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call, Are somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son or daughter More than just a name on the wall.

tered nurse Ruth Kelly; Jaeger Staeven as Duane Wilson; Josh Curtin as Dr. Lyman Sanderson; Colt Lien as Dr. William R. Chumley; Megan Miller as Betty Chumley; Sven Johnson as Judge Omar Gaffney; and Teddy Vitale as E.J. Lofgren. Tickets are available at the door. It will be general-admission seating. - submitted

sin - Superior. He has four grown children and nine grandchildren and resides with his wife, Jackie, in the Town of Bone Lake. He has one published childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Night Before Easter.â&#x20AC;? Several of his poems have been published in various newspapers and other periodicals. Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carousel, a revolving menagerie of pieces for your enjoyment, is created by participants in Carolyn Wedinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Write Right Now WITC Community Education classes in Frederic and Luck.

About the writer: Stan Miller graduated from Grantsburg High School, Bethel University, and received a Master of Science degree from the University of Wiscon-

WREHEXLOWUHTXLUHVDĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJWKDWGRLQJ so would be in our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest. And our national interest will be served RQO\LIWKLVSURMHFWGRHVQRWVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWO\ exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.â&#x20AC;? In announcing his rejection of the pipeline last week, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;America is now a global leader when it comes WRWDNLQJVHULRXVDFWLRQWRĂ&#x20AC;JKWclimate change. And, frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.â&#x20AC;? And U.S. leadership will clearly be needed at the upcoming United Nations climate change conference in Paris in December if progress is to be made. Walking our talk, as the president noted, is essential to providing that leadership. Of course, putting the kibosh on Keystone wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t solve the climate crisis. Some experts have warned that no pipeline only means WKDW&DQDGLDQWDUVDQGVRLOZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QG other ways to get to its markets. The Keystone announcement was more symbolic in nature. The issue had come to represent a battle between the forces of unabated carbon pollution versus those who would seek to return carbon in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, the level required to put the brakes on climate change. The president acknowledged this symbolic aspect of his decision, saying that the argument KDGDVVXPHG´DQRYHULQĂ DWHGUROHLQ our political discourse ... And all of this obscured the fact that this pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, as was promised by some, nor the express lane to climate disaster proclaimed by others.â&#x20AC;? The real issue is whether or not weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to make the commitment to move beyond our dependence on oil and its byproducts. New oil exploration has increasingly occurred in environmentally sensitive areas using controversial methods, and the Canadian tar

sands oil that the pipeline would have transported is the methamphetamine of fossil fuels. The tar sands are literally a mix of sand, clay, water and bitumen, a gooey, semisolid form of petroleum, found under the boreal forests of northern Alberta. This slurry contains a higher concentration of carcinogens, sulfur and lead than conventional crude oil. Tar sands oil extraction unleashes the double whammy of higher-thancrude levels of carbon with the destruction of the biodiversity of the Canadian boreal forest, which is also a major carbon sink. In addition to being highly toxic, the mining process requires as much as 4 tons of earth and 4 gallons of fresh water to produce 1 gallon of RLO,QD6FLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;F$PHULFDQDUWLFOHIURP January of this year, mechanical engineer John Abraham, of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we burn all the tar sands oil, the temperature rise will be half of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already seen - an additional nearly 0.4 degrees from Alberta alone.â&#x20AC;? Mark Watneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return to Earth in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Martianâ&#x20AC;? was made possible by DFRPELQDWLRQRIVFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FLQJHQXLW\ perseverance and international cooperation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fable for our times, with VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWSDUDOOHOVWRWKHGLOHPPDZH Ă&#x20AC;QGRXUVHOYHVIDFHGZLWKWRGD\7KH ingredients that resulted in a positive outcome for Watney are the same ones needed to address the climate crisis. With 2015 on track to being the warmest year on record worldwide, a record that lasted just one year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reminded again that the time to act is now. The FRQĂ XHQFHRIGLVFORVXUHVDQGHYHQWV over the past month gives emphasis to that. All eyes will be on Paris in December to see if we can muster the will to do what needs to be done. Some see climate disaster as inevitable, but I say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know.â&#x20AC;?


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Two performances of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Remember Projectâ&#x20AC;? set POLK COUNTY - The Aging and Disability Resources Center of Northwest Wisconsin, the Northwest Alliance Community Foundation, the St. Croix Valley Foundation and St. Croix Regional Medical Center invite the public to attend two performances of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Remember Projectâ&#x20AC;?

on Thursday, Nov. 19. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Remember Projectâ&#x20AC;? addresses the isolation and fear associated with dementia through a theater and conversation. Come enjoy one or both one-act plays starting with â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Gardenâ&#x20AC;? at St. Croix Regional Medical Center at 2:30

p.m., followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riding the Wavesâ&#x20AC;? at the Unity School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Both performances will be performed by a professional, traveling cast and are free of charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hope is that through these performances and follow-up discussion, we all

will become more attuned to the needs of those around us, especially those who have dementia and their family caregivers,â&#x20AC;? said a statement from ADRC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open to all, whether you have been touched by dementia or not.â&#x20AC;? - from ADRCNW

Lenzes join membership of American Angus Association FREDERIC - Troy and Amanda Lenz, Frederic, are new members of the American Angus Association, reports Richard Wilson, interim CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with

nearly 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus. The association records ancestral information, and keeps production records

and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the association and its entities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Angus Genetics Inc., Angus ProducWLRQV,QF&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG$QJXV%HHI//&DQG the Angus Foundation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; help members

to advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers. - from AAA

Polk County represented in 2016 Wisconsin Fairest of The Fair competition FREDERIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 2016 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair will be crowned during the 50th Wisconsin Association of Fairs annual convention in Wisconsin Dells this winter. According to program organizers, 39 students will compete for the title. Among those competitors is Brittany Vanden Heuvel of Polk County.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our program has evolved over the years and it is stronger than ever,â&#x20AC;? said Wisconsin Association of Fairs Executive Secretary Jayme Buttke. The contestants will participate in several rigorous interviews and impromptu question-and-answer sessions throughout the three-day competition held Jan. 10 - Jan. 13 at Chula

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Vista Resort. The competitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner will travel the state next year as the ambassador and spokesperson for all the fairs of Wisconsin, replacing outgoing Fairest of the Fair Deanna Schlies from Brown County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A special reception will be held for the former state winners, as well as intro-

ducing them at the evening banquet. We are very excited to share memories of the past winners as we celebrate this Golden Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Fair,â&#x20AC;? said Buttke. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from Wisconsin Ag. Connection

CAP to host ICAA director at Nov. 18 meeting BURNETT COUNTY - What are the needs of people in Burnett County who live in low-income households? Citizens Against Poverty is hosting Nancy Kraft, Ph.D., director of program and resource development for Indianhead Community Action Agency, at its next meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m, Room 165 at the Burnett Government Center. 'U.UDIWZLOOVXPPDUL]HWKHĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJV

of their 2013 Needs Assessment, focusing on Burnett County data, and explain how ICAA uses this information to reduce the impacts of poverty. CAPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission statement is â&#x20AC;&#x153;To enable residents of Burnett County to improve, protect and promote their quality of life.â&#x20AC;? Everyone is welcome to the Nov 18 meeting. - from CAP

AARP to provide free tax service BURNETT COUNTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The AARP TaxAide Program provides free tax-preparation services all over the country. Tax services for Burnett County will begin in February at the Grantsburg Library and Larsen Family Public Library in Webster. 7KLV LV D IUHH QDWLRQZLGH FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWLDO service in which trained volunteers assist individuals with their federal and state tax returns. Last year the tax preparers completed over 350 tax returns for local residents. The program specializes in returns for the elderly over age 60, and those with an annual income of less than $55,000 can also receive assistance. A grant was awarded at the Webster location to specialize in services to assist Native Americans. 7UDLQHG DQG FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG YROXQWHHUV XVH free, government-provided software to prepare your return. If you have an interest in preparing tax returns or assisting with this program in any way, you can sign up at aarp.org/giving-back. You can sign up using the ZIP code 54840, Tax Aide Prospective Volunteer, WI1-DOO. When this page comes up, scroll down

to the apply now link. Once this form is complete, you will be able to select submit my application. A special class for new volunteers will be taught at the Siren High School Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check with CUE for more information on the class. You may make an appointment in Webster by calling the Larsen Family Public Library, located at 7410 Main St. W., 715-866-7697, for Monday, Tuesday or :HGQHVGD\ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WZR ZHHNV RI HDFK month from Feb. 1 through April 13. In Grantsburg, call the Grantsburg Library, located at 415 S. Robert St., 715-463-2244, for Thursday or Friday the first two weeks of each month from Feb. 4 through April 8. Bring to your appointment your idenWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ DQG 6RFLDO 6HFXULW\ FDUG ODVW yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax return and any tax forms for 2015 including W-2s, 1099s, property tax ELOOVRUUHQWFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHVDQGDQ\RWKHUGRFuments you receive for your return. Tax UHWXUQVZLOOEHĂ&#x20AC;OHGHOHFWURQLFDOO\,I\RX are due a refund, this can be done via a secure direct deposit. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

Historical society sets annual meeting LUCK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Luck Area Historical Society is having their annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 7KHUHLVDODUJHER[GLVSOD\DW%UHPHU%DQNIRU2SHUDWLRQ&KULVWPDVDGULYHZKLFKKDVEHHQ Luck Museum. All members and volunLQH[LVWHQFHIRURYHU\HDUV7R\VDQGFORWKLQJIRUFKLOGUHQDVZHOODVJLIWLWHPVIRUDGXOWVDQG teers are invited to attend. DOODJHVDUHQHHGHGDQGWKH\QHHGWREHXQZUDSSHG7LPHVDUHWRXJKIRUHYHU\RQHEXWDOZD\V The agenda will include remarks by UHPHPEHUWKRVHZKRKDYHOHVVRUQRWKLQJ~7LVWKHVHDVRQIRUJLYLQJ museum director Rachel Starbuck, folORZHG E\ HOHFWLRQ RI RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV  $OO SRVL-

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lowed by the melodious voices of the Right Reverends at noon. There will be door prizes and a silent auction as well. The cost is $6 for the meal and show. Reservations must be made by Dec. 1 as space is limited. We are also serving our annual Christmas Day dinner on Dec. 25, hosted by Lisa, Bob and Ashley TurekShay. There will be a social get-together at 11:30 a.m. and the meal will be served at noon. RSVP to Amery Community Center: 715-268-6605. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that we take rummage sale items all year long. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be priced, but if they are just leave the tags on them. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take old electronics, clothing or large furniture. Items can be dropped RIIDWWKHFHQWHUGXULQJQRUPDORIĂ&#x20AC;FHKRXUV The winners of the Tuesday pool players were Gary 6QHOOLQJLQĂ&#x20AC;UVWSODFH&DUO-RKQVRQLQVHFRQG*HQH Pribnow took third and Mary Fisher placed fourth. 7KXUVGD\SRROZLQQHUVZHUH*DU\6QHOOLQJLQĂ&#x20AC;UVW Val Hansen in second and Bob Ginter took third place. 7KH:LLERZOLQJZLQQHUVZHUH-HUU\)LVKHULQĂ&#x20AC;UVW place, Paul Seidel in second, Carl Johnson in third and Jerry Langland in fourth place. The Wednesday Bridge winners were Jean Dodge LQĂ&#x20AC;UVW%HY.MHVHWKLQVHFRQGDQG6WHYH:LOKHOPLQ third. Congratulations to all! Have a safe and wonderful week.

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Judith Ann Wytrwal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schilling, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command for Women at the United States Naval Training Center, Brainbridge, Md. WAVE Wytrwal was training as a hospital apprentice.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Acting PostPDVWHU &DUO 1RUGLQ ZDV QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG WKDW KH KDG EHHQ named Sirenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permanent postmaster.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Webster senior class play would be a comedy called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arizona Dude Ranch.â&#x20AC;? Characters included Sheriff Curtis, Gail and Jeff Winslow, Minnie Ha-Ha-He-He-Ho-Ho, Lem Streeter and Falling Hairpins.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Cushing Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club was having their 16th-annual venison feed, above the Co-op Store in Cushing on Nov. 13.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Farm agent Arno Dittbrenner reported that Arlie Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new free-stall barn was almost completed. He said the impressive building looked like a high school gymnasium inside, and would accommodate 55 cows. The farm was a mile west of Clam Falls.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Unity senior class play was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twelve Angry Jurors.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Unity High School senior Kathy Fox took second place at the Eau Claire press conference interview competition.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sharon Hoberg, River Falls, and Warren Wilson, Frederic, were married on Aug. 2 at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston, Minn.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jean Becvar, Kathlyn Kreutzian, Barbara Swanson, George Love and Duane Lee were FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHG DW 7ULQLW\ /XWKHUDQ &KXUFK LQ )DOXQ RQ Sept. 26.

40 years ago Ray Linden, Richard Wilder and Mary Bergeron were recognized for their continuing years of service at the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association annual meeting; Ray and Richard, over 25 years and Mary, almost 34.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ethel Peterson retired after 27 as bookkeeper at the Frederic Farmers Union, and was replaced by Marlys Gustafson and Roberta Sahr.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Pam Sjodin, Frederic, won the $25 grand prize in the dolldressing contest at Frederic Farmers State Bank.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mr. and Mrs. Dick Estridge sold their grocery store in Danbury to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne King. The name would change from Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super Market to Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Star Market.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Siren seventh-grader Karen McMillan won the northern Wisconsin junior division of the soil and water speaking contest and would compete in Ripon for the state contest.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Vernie Jensen, former editor of the Enterprise-Herald at Luck, died at the age of 73.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Luck school secretary Joyce Bille received a phone call warning a bomb was about to go off in the school, which was immediately evacuated and searched. School resumed the next day.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;The marriage of Karen Fisk and Dan Carlson was announced. The wedding was at Trade Lake Baptist Church on Aug. 23.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Constance Hardenbergh and David Carlson were married on Nov. 8 at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Methodist Church in Frederic.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nov. 16 was set for the dedication of the new addition to the Calvary Covenant Church building in Alpha.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The DNR had begun using planes to spot and arrest people shining deer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A plane can spot shiners from 10 miles away,â&#x20AC;? reported Earle Gingles of the DNR.

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&+85&+1(:6 St. Dominic Catholic Church undertakes major project FREDERIC - St. Dominic Catholic King. The parishes have been served by Church has been an architectural landdiocesan priests for their entire history. mark along Hwy. 35 on the northern The present pastor is the Rev. Thomas edge of Frederic for over a century and Thakadipuram who has been the pastor since February of this year. He is it is about to undertake a renovation a native of India and is presently servthat will ensure the church continues ing the Diocese of Superior with his asto serve Catholics in the communities signment at Frederic and Grantsburg. of Frederic, Luck and Siren along with The churches are also served by a lay outlying rural areas. GHDFRQDQGRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDVVLVWDQWV7KHUHVLThe leadership of the faith community has been immersed in a capital GHQFHIRUWKHSDVWRUDQGWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVIRU campaign project to repair and update both churches are located in Frederic some of the roof areas of this landmark at St. Dominic with services scheduled in an effort to address water problems each week at both parishes. St. Dominic Catholic Church has active committhat have occurred in recent years. The tees involved in social issues, liturgy campaign, titled Preserving Our Legacy, has raised approximately $100,000 development, religious education for for the project that is scheduled to take youth and adults, evangelization and place in the spring of 2016. related projects. Parish services in addition to church include homebound The $100,000 is the result of donations and pledges by parish members opportunities, home blessings, baptism, and visitors. The money was raised matrimony, additional worship opportunities, social functions and other during an active campaign that started community projects. There are also orin July and continues as this is written. The project will result in a leak-free 6W'RPLQLF&DWKROLF&KXUFKKDVEHHQDQDUFKLWHFWXUDOODQGPDUNDORQJ+Z\RQWKHQRUWKHUQHGJHRI ganizations for adult men, the Knights of Columbus, and women, St. Dominic roof, a drain system that will remove )UHGHULFIRURYHUDFHQWXU\3KRWRVXEPLWWHG Council of Catholic Women. People excess water, improved insulation, along with new exhaust fans and cosmetic touches to the in recent years but it was the collective opinion of those interested in participating in the capital campaign or present roof area. The original church roof was replaced who studied the issue that now was the time to address involving themselves in the church as members or visiin the late 1980s and has exceeded its life expectancy the issue on a more permanent basis. The church leader- WRUVDUHZHOFRPHDQGFDQFRQWDFWWKHSDULVKRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDW of 25 years. The last few years have found leaking on ship team could not be happier following the successful <RXFDQDOVRVWRSDWWKHSDULVKRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRQ(DVW the south and east sides of the building, some isolated campaign that has committed funds for the project and Birch Street in Frederic or research on the parish webdamage to the interior of the building from leaking over has also been a positive step in re-energizing the parish site at sd-ic.org. The community of St. Dominic Catholic Church continues to express pride in their past and faith the years, and standing water on the north side of the faith community. St. Dominic Catholic Church has served the area since in their future as they go forward with this new camchurch as a result of the roof membrane cracking, splitting and tearing. The shingled part of the roof will not be 1904 and celebrated its centennial in 2004. Its sister par- paign. - submitted involved in the project except for a few rows at the edge. ish is Immaculate Conception in Grantsburg. The parMembers of the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building and grounds ishes are part of the Diocese of Superior with the diocese committee have patched and addressed the problems headquartered in Superior at the Cathedral of Christ the

Webster/Siren area After 5 announces November meeting WEBSTER - All ladies of Webster, Siren and the surrounding area are invited to the Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club After 5 dinner meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., to be held at the Yellow Lake Lutheran Church. Peggy Hill, Vadnais Heights, Minn., will bring the special feature she has titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fine Line Between a Hobby and Mental Illness,â&#x20AC;? a humorous look at hobbies

that become obsessions. Rhonda Postler, Webster, will provide the music. The special speaker for the evening will be Peggy Hill from Vadnais Heights, Minn., speaking on â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Different Kind of Partyâ&#x20AC;? telling how, once a fun-loving party girl, she changed course and her life took a positive turn. Hill, formerly a successful insurance executive, currently pur-

sues her passion for mission trips. She is a mother and grandmother who spends her spare time making jewelry and working on her scrapbooks. For reservations or for more information, please call Jane Jeffers at 715-566-0081. Invite a friend. This ministry is a part of Stonecroft Ministries with headquarters in Kansas City. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; submitted

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity receives $750 grant from Edina Realty Foundation ST. CROIX FALLS - Marc Cutter from Edina Realty, located on Hwy. 8 in St. Croix Falls, recently presented a $750 grant from the Edina Realty Foundation, whose mission is stated as, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To support and improve the lives of the homeless in the communities we serve.â&#x20AC;? The Edina Realty Foundation asked the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t everyone have a place to call home?â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Edina Realty agents and employees thought when they helped establish the Edina Realty Foundation. The IRXQGDWLRQRIIHUVĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOVXSSRUWWRQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQLzations that provide food, emergency shelter, medical care, job readiness training and more to the homeless in the communities they serve across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Between 1996 and 2015, the foundation donated $7.7 million. The funding comes from the fees agents receive with the sale of homes and businesses in the local area. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity President/Execu-

tive Director Patricia Kytola received the grant and assured Cutter that it would be put to good use in helping families in the area in either repairs to their homes or to help fund a new home project. Kytola said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Families are so excited to have support and a helping hand up, not a hand out, when sometimes it feels the world is closing in on them. They sometimes feel they will never have a safe, decent place to call home, but with the generosity of foundations like Edina Realty, the local churches and generous individuals, Habitat can continue to help more families achieve the goal of having a decent place for their family.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from WRHFH

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William (Bill) Ennis, of Boise, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 31, 2015, at the age of 64, at his cabin near Luck. Bill was born Sept. 28, 1951, in Shell Lake, Wis., to Bill and Marge Ennis. He was raised in Spooner, Wis., and graduated high school there as well. He then went to WITI in Rice Lake, Wis., where he took a wood technologies course. While attending WITI, he met his future wife, Ramona (Strenke), and they married on Nov. 4, 1971. Together they had two children, Michelle and Micheal. They also fostered numerous kids for many years, including two of Ramonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sisters and a brother. Bill held numerous different positions throughout the years, but the last one gave him the most joy. He and Ramona were area managers of Union Creek Campground E\6XPSWHU2UHIRUĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV%LOOZLWKKLVTXLFNZLW DQGFKDUPĂ&#x20AC;WZHOOZLWKDOOWKHQHZSHRSOHKHPHW+H also had his own construction business for a time, and he was always building something with his tools and wood. He was very proud of all of his work, a true jack-of-alltrades. Bill had a very big heart and was always willing to help anyone out in any way he could. He helped Santa out for many years, as the town Santa in Frederic, which he enjoyed immensely. He was an amazing man and very unforgettable. He was happy if he could make other people smile. Bill enjoyed many things in life. Taking vacations with his wife and seeing the world was one of his favorite WKLQJVWRGR7KH\ZHQWRQĂ&#x20AC;YHGLIIHUHQWFUXLVHVWRPDQ\ different islands, toured numerous national parks and meandered their way across the United States, including a Hawaiian vacation for their 30th wedding anniversary and a graduation trip with their son to Alaska. He also loved deer hunting, cooking on the grill, and his Green Bay Packers and Boise State football teams. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Marge Ennis; his mother-in-law, Mildred Strenke; his sisters-in-law, Karen Ennis and Donna Ennis; and his brother-in-law, Bob Strenke. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ramona, of Boise; daughter, Michelle (Terry) Harkness and grandson, Keegan, of Brock, Texas; son, Micheal Ennis and (Arielle Hobbs), of Boise. Also his father-in-law, Fred Strenke; brothers, George (Sunny) Ennis, Bob (Gail) Ennis, Tom Ennis, Jerry Ennis, Pat (Peggy) Ennis and John (Kathy) Ennis; sisters, Kathy (Jack) Peck, Carol (Jim) Peck, Sue (Rick) Coquillette, Jane (Bob) Borman, Mary (John) Fitzpatrick and Linda (Larry) Zeman; also many other family members, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A visitation celebrating Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held at Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The funeral was held at Crosswalk Community Church in Frederic on Thursday, Nov. 5, with the Rev. Richard +XWFKLVRQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ0XVLFZDVSURYLGHGE\YRFDOLVW Jill Lund and pianist Maria Potvin. A time of gathering with the family was held immediately following the service. Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Strenke, Jeff Strenke, Ernie Schake, Keri Robotti, Tommy Ennis and Allie Scherff. You are invited to sign an online guestbook at rowefh. com or wicremationcenter.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Johnson passed away peacefully at 78 years old, surrounded by her family on Nov. 2, 2015. She is survived by her children, Lori (James) Duncan, James (Shelly) Johnson, Gary Johnson, Tom (Trish) Johnson and Eric Johnson; her 15 grandchildren; her 25 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Richard (Lois) Sundberg, Leonard Sundberg, Roger (Susan) Sundberg, Paul (Karla) Sundberg, Lester (Dian) Sundberg and Wally Sundberg; her sisters, Gail (Gary) Wells and Nancy (Stan) Hagen; and sister-in-law, Ruth Sundberg. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Evar and Anna Sundberg; her husband, Ron; her brother, Robert Sundberg; and her sister-in-law, Martha (Leonard) Sundberg. We were blessed to receive unconditional love from this caring, beautiful and loving woman. Rest in peace. We will miss you.

Bernadine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bernieâ&#x20AC;? Scully Bernadine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scully, 87, Osceola, Wis., died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Oak Park Senior Living. Bernie was born Feb. 8, 1928, to George and Alvina Armburst in Wamego, Kan. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1946. On Dec. 21, 1954, she married Robert Scully. She ZRUNHG LQ WKH EXVLQHVV RIĂ&#x20AC;FH RI WKH L.O. Simenstad Clinic in Osceola. In her free time she enjoyed golf, bowling and painting. Bernie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; infant son, Michael; and sisters, Evelyn and Margene. She is survived by daughter, Sue (Phil) Simonet of Lake Elmo, Minn.; son, Jim (Becky) Scully of Fitchburg, Wis.; grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Lisa, Stephanie, Jenny, Kyle, Jacob and Julia; brother, Ace (Flo) Armburst; and close friend, Ann Hanson. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Osceola. Visitation one hour prior. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials suggested to St. Croix Trail Blazers, adaptive horseback riding for the special needs community. Bernie was Lisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend. grandstrandfh.com.

Lavonne L. Engelhart Lavonne L. Engelhart, 78, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Frederic Nursing and Rehab. Visitation will be held at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic on Friday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. The memorial service will also be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. An online guest book is available at rowefh.com or wicremationcenter.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.

Gunnard Fredrick Linder Gunnard Fredrick Linder, 92, went to be with the Lord RQ1RYDIWHUVSHQGLQJĂ&#x20AC;YHPRQWKVDWWKH)UHGeric Nursing Home. Gunnard was born to Joseph and Elizabeth Linder on April 16, 1923, in the Town of Lincoln, where he spent his childhood years. Later, the family moved to Maple Valley, Wis. Gunnard had several jobs through his early years such as putting up electrical high line poles, wood cutting, log hauling and a milk route. Gunnard always loved music and taught himself to play the guitar. He sang on the WDGY radio amateur hour with Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid in 1939. Gunnard married Marjorie Olson on July 29, 1944. He was inducted into the Army on April 5, 1945, to serve in :RUOG:DU,,+LVĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKLOG*ORULDZDVERUQZKLOHKH was in the service. Four children were born to them, Gloria, Gary, Larry and Lorie. In 1964 they added three sisters to the family, Kathy, Celia and Lillian Wichelmann. During those years Gunnard worked at Stokelyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canning factory, a car dealership in Falun and a cement factory in Frederic. He attended auto body repair school in Chicago and worked at Rudell Motor Company in Frederic from 1949-1955. He then started his own business and built Linder Body Shop in 1956 and he retired in 1975. Upon retirement, he kept busy with mowing lawns, snow removal and craft projects. He was an active member of the American Legion Post since 1982. He and his wife were faithful members of Zion Lutheran Church Trade Lake, where he served as church treasurer for many years. Gunnard leaves to mourn his loving wife of 71 years, Marjorie; his children, Gloria (Jerry) Krueger, Gary (Debra) Linder, Larry (Gloria) Linder, Lorie Linder, Kathy (Stanley) Moe, Celia (Scott) Johnson and Lillian (Buddy) Lee; grandchildren, Brendon Krueger, Chandra Malmquist, Juanita Lueders, Cody Linder, Zebulon Linder, Micaela Stenner, Jordan Linder and Hannah Fenton; and great-grandchildren, Liam Krueger, Madeline Krueger, Kyle Malmquist, Eli Malmquist, Aurela Lueders, Krixus Lueders, Kenna Stenner, Gage Stenner and Camber Stenner; brothers, Rudy (Muriel), Marvin (Janice) and Gordon (Beverly) Linder; and sister, Melba Epperle; and nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; brother, Elvin; an infant brother and sister; and great-granddaughter, Bianca Stenner. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Zion Lutheran Church Trade Lake with the Rev. Tom 0F6KDQQRFNRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ0XVLFZDVSURYLGHGE\RUJDQist Sandy Lundquist and vocalists Larry Linder, Cody Linder and Bill Java. Gunnard was laid to rest at Zion Lutheran Cemetery with his grandchildren as pallbearers. Full military honors were presented by American Legion Post 249. You are invited to sign an online guest book at rowefh. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.

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Bertie Thompson, 87, of Rice Lake, Wis., passed away surrounded by family, on Oct. 30, 2015. She was born on Aug.t 26, 1928, to Fola (Duffany) and Edward Pelloquin in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Bertie was a graduate of McDonald High School in Chippewa Falls. She was married to Robert I. Thompson on Nov. 8, 1952. They enjoyed 50 years of PDUULDJHDQGUDLVHGĂ&#x20AC;YHFKLOGUHQ Bertie loved life and was kind and generous to everyone she knew. She was quick to smile and offer an encouraging word. She treasured time with family and friends. She loved holiday get-togethers and celebrations of all kinds. Bertie would decorate her house for every occasion. She embraced challenges and lived her life with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;can-doâ&#x20AC;? attitude. Bertie loved traveling, whether it be camping, bus WRXUVRUĂ \LQJWR,UHODQGDQG)UDQFH6KHDOVRHQMR\HG spending time in Florida with her sister, Marlene. Bertie was an accomplished artist. She created oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. She used barn wood, driftwood, eggs, glass balls, windows and canvas. She had a knack for all crafts, and loved learning new projects and techniques. She enjoyed woodworking and built beautiful bookcases, cabinets and chests for her family. Bertie was steadfast in her faith and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Dobie. Her faith translated into service to her church and community. She was always willing to help others. Bertie was an active member of the Minnehaha Homemakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club, Red Hats, Silver Sneakers and senior center paint class. Bertie is survived by her children, Robert (Karen Dahlstrom) Thompson of St. Cloud, Minn., Susan (Glenn) Solin of Duluth, Minn., Laurie (Eric) Anderson of Fridley, Minn., Kristie (Dan) Buchman of Duluth and Craig Thompson of Rice Lake; four grandchildren, Andrew (Sara Olson) Solin, Erika Solin, David Thompson and Tommy Thompson; and one great-granddaughter, Lucia Solin; her sister, Marlene Rooney; her sister-in-law, Nancy Thompson; and many nieces and nephews. Bertie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Thompson; and her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Dobie on Saturday,Nov. 7, with Father David 2EHUWVRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ,QOLHXRIĂ RZHUVPHPRULDOVPD\EH GLUHFWHGWR9HQWXUHV,QFZKLFKLVDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQL]Dtion, serving adults with disabilities. Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake assisted with the arrangements.

Joy Swanson Bale passed away, her daughters holding her hands, on Oct. 29, 2015, after a very brief run-in with liver cancer. She was born in 1941 in Frederic, Wis., the oldest daughter of Gunnard and Florence Wedin Swanson. Joy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from South Dakota State University. She married Darrell Bale of Watertown, S.D., in 1964. The same year, they welcomed a daughter, Barbara. Darrell moved his family to Connecticut to complete his degree at the University of Connecticut, where they lived in Rockville and embraced another daughter in the family, Christine. Joy began her long and rewarding career of substitute teaching in local elementary schools in Connecticut. She also thoroughly enjoyed acting in the local community theater group. Joyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family lived in Willimantic for a number of years, before she retired to Charlotte, N.C., in 2008. She recovered and found new interests after becoming a widow in 1984. She discovered a great passion for dancing tango, swing and ballroom. She went dancing at least twice a week for over 30 years. Joy Bale leaves behind daughters, Christine Hanlon and Barbara Jarnagin; her only grandson, Ben Jarnagin; and her son-in-law, Marcus Hanlon. Joyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Sonja Schafer and brother, Gus Swanson; her aunt, Carolyn Wedin, and uncle, Walt Wedin, will dearly miss her as well, as will many cousins, nieces and nephews and innumerable friends. Joy requested no memorial service as she hosted her RZQJRLQJDZD\SDUW\EHIRUHVKHSDVVHG,QOLHXRIĂ RZers, her daughters would prefer that a contribution in Joyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name be made to her true loves - your local school system, library or dance club.

Raymond F. Smith, 81, of Balsam Lake, Wis., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis., surrounded by his family. Ray was born April 10, 1934, in Polk County, Wis., the son of John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? and Bridgie (Seben) Smith. Ray was retired from the Balsam Lake Police Department as police chief and the Polk County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department where he was a deputy. He was a 35-year employee of UFE in Dresser, Wis. Ray leaves to celebrate his memory his wife, Florence Smith; children, John Smith, Bill (Angie) Smith, Melvin (Sam) Smith, Jim (Laurel) Smith, David (Brenda) Skow, Brad Skow, Shelly Skow and Kathy Brihn; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other loving family and friends. Visitation for Ray will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Apple River Community Church, 942 Hwy. 8, Amery, Wis. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the church. Ray will be laid to rest at the Balsam Lake Cemetery following the service. The family invites their guests to join them for lunch and fellowship back at the church following the cemetery interment. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Velores Ione Taylor, 76, of Hertel, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Velores was born in South Dakota on June 27, 1939, a daughter of Andrew S. and Veta M. John Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;JCâ&#x20AC;? Culver, 66, of Webster, Wis., passed (Rogers) Orton. The family moved to away Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 2015. the Webster area when Velores was a John was born in Webster on May 7, 1949. He was child. She attended local schools and FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHGDW2XU5HGHHPHU/XWKHUDQ was a 1957 graduate of Webster High Church, LCMS, and was a Cub Scout School. and Boy Scout. He attended local Velores was united in marriage to schools and was a 1967 graduate of Duane W. Taylor on June 8, 1957, at Webster High School. JC was active Grace Evangelical United Brethren in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports programs. He Church in Webster. They resided in played on the baseball team, was point &KLFDJRIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDUVRIPDUguard on the basketball team and was riage, and returned to the Sand Lake community of the the quarterback for the football team. St. Croix Reservation in 1971. A very popular student, JC and his fuWhile residing in Chicago, Velores worked for Western ture wife were elected prom king and queen. Union and then as a cook at Europa House Restaurant. On Sept. 9, 1967, John was united in marriage to Wanda She had been employed 40 years as a cook at the St. Croix Elaine Bruss at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Web- Elderly Feeding Center in Hertel until her retirement a Frank Walter Sopicki, 87, of the Town of LaFollette, ster. During the 1970s he played softball and was a mem- few years ago. ber of the Webster Fire Department. He also tended bar Wis., passed away Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2015. Velores was an active member of the Women of the Frank was born in Chicago on Feb. 25, 1928, a son of the at J.B. Tap Bar & Grill. John was a very sports-minded 0RRVH  6KH KHOG ORFDO RIĂ&#x20AC;FHV DW WKH 6LUHQ /RGJH DQG late John G. and Sophia (Mruczek) Sopicki. He attended person. During the 1970s and 1980s while raising his two helped with cooking and tending bar. She enjoyed league public schools in Chicago. Frank enlisted and entered sons, he was proud to be a hockey coach as well as be ERZOLQJSOD\LQJFDUGVWHQGLQJKHUĂ RZHUJDUGHQVWDNactive military service in the U.S. Army on June 18, 1946, involved and help coach other community-based youth ing care of the yard, landscaping and pruning the trees. and was honorably discharged on April 17, 1948. Pri- sports. Velores was a kind, caring and giving woman. A A hardworking man, John began his career working nonjudgmental person, she would lend a helping hand marily stationed in Korea, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal for Spaffords. He next accepted a position as a laborer whenever and wherever there was a need. She had a very in Burnsville, Minn., and became a journeyman carpen- cheerful personality, and developed and maintained an Japan. On June 7, 1952, Frank was united in marriage to Phyl- ter. He became a dedicated member of Carpenters Union inner strength which helped her deal with the loss of her lis Mae Smith at the First Methodist Church of Irving local 851 in Anoka, Minn., working for Progressive Con- sons. Park. He was employed 50 years at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zâ&#x20AC;? Frank Chevro- tractors Inc. of St. Michael, Park Construction Company She was preceded in death by her mother, Veta Orton, let, a major dealership in the Chicago area. He was a of Fridley, Minn., and McGough Construction of Rose- who died when Velores was a young child; her parents, member of Auto Mechanics Union local lodge 701, part ville, Minn. His last position as a union carpenter was Andrew and Rose Orton; her three sons, twins - Duane of the IAMAW, the largest mechanics union in the United with Opus Group retiring in April of 2008. Andrew Taylor and Darwin Eugene Taylor, and Dar%HVLGHVKLVDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWLRQZLWK\RXWKVSRUWV-RKQHQMR\HG rell Dean Taylor; brothers, Ernest (Beth) Orton, Edward States. After retiring on Oct. 30, 1990, Frank and Phyllis moved SOD\LQJ JROI KXQWLQJ GHHU DQG VPDOO JDPH DQG Ă&#x20AC;VK- (Emily) Orton and Lauren Orton; sisters, Nina (Fay) to the Webster, Wis., area. He became associated with LQJLQFOXGLQJLFHĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ+HZDVDIXQORYLQJFDULQJ Marsh, Mary Orton and Doris Orton, when she was a Larsen Chevrolet in Frederic, Wis., and also worked on and social man. He enjoyed interaction with people and child; brother-in-law, Cal Palomaki; and sisters-in-law, vehicles at his private garage. Besides his love for auto- never hesitated to lend a hand to those in need. JC was a Evelyn Orton and Dixie Orton. mobiles, Frank enjoyed gardening, receiving a great deal JRRGSURYLGHUDQGSODFHGKLVIDPLO\Ă&#x20AC;UVW+HDEVROXWHO\ Velores is survived by Duane, her husband of 58 years; adored his sons and his grandchildren and was very four grandchildren, Darrell Dean Taylor, Rachel Mae of pleasure and self-satisfaction. Frank and Phyllis had been members of First Methodist proud of them. Taylor, Marcus Andrew Taylor (Stacy Olson) and the John is survived by his wife, Wanda; his sons, James E. Rev. Brian William (Vicki) Taylor; 12 great-grandchilChurch, Irving Park, and later became members of First United Methodist Church, Park Ridge, Ill., where Frank â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jamieâ&#x20AC;? (Shannon) Culver and Jon K. (Heather) Culver; dren, Alyssa Ritchie, Alexis Taylor, Angela M. McColwas an active usher. They also enjoyed spending time grandchildren: John â&#x20AC;&#x153;JPâ&#x20AC;? Tierney, Jaymz â&#x20AC;&#x153;JDâ&#x20AC;? (Amanda) lough, Akota I. Barber, Brooklyn Taylor, Timmy Taylor, at the Methodist Campgrounds in Des Plaines, Ill. Frank Culver, Dylan Culver; and Samantha â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sammiâ&#x20AC;? Jo Cul- Lily Taylor, Devon Taylor, Shiloh Taylor, Larysten Tayand Phyllis are currently members of Lakeview United ver and Collin James Culver. He is also survived by lor, Daniel Taylor and Ryan Olson. Also surviving are a brother, H. James (Debbie) Culver; a sister, Marcella two sisters, Venita Hill and Clara Palomaki; two brothMethodist Church, on CTH X, south of Hertel, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and So- Reichel; sister-in-law, Sandy Culver; and nephews and ers, Alfred Orton and Robert Orton; sister-in-law, Irene phia Sopicki; brothers, Bill (Sylvia) and John Sopicki; sis- nieces: Sheryce (Mark) Blessing, Kirk (Wendy) Dahlberg, Orton; daughters-in-law, Windy Matrious and Donna ters, Vickie (Charles) Baran, Helen (Stanley) Jarecki and Jeff Reichel, Jill (Raul) Ramos, Lois (Alli) Paster, Harris Taylor; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives. (Ann) Paster and their families. Mary Sopicki; and a niece, Tina Baran. Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at SwedPreceding him in death were his parents, Erick and berg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, and a wake was Frank is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 63 years; a son, Phillip (Valda) Sopicki; a daughter, Lori (William) Helen (Laakso) Schmechel; a brother, George Culver; a held Wednesday, Nov. 11, at St. Croix Tribal Center, Wixted; grandchildren, Gregory Wixted and Kelly Anne sister, Patricia Paster; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Reichel. Hertel. Funeral services will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family plans to hold a Celebration of Life in the p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Croix Tribal Center, with (Troy) Klatt; nephews, Charles and Don Baran; as well as spring of 2016. Arrangements have been entrusted with JUDQGVRQ3DVWRU%ULDQ7D\ORURIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ%XULDOZLOOEH other nieces and nephews. The memorial service honoring the life of Frank Sopicki Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Sand Lake Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will folwill be conducted at 12 p.m. with visitation 11 to 12 Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at swed- low the service. Arrangements have been entrusted with p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at Lakeview United Method- berg-taylor.com Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condoLVW&KXUFKZLWK3DVWRU-DFN6WDUURIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ7KHVHUYLFH lences may be expressed at swedberg-taylor.com. will conclude with full military honors. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. Arrangements have been entrusted with Delwyn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dellâ&#x20AC;? Niemi, 74, of Webster, Wis., died Nov. Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes and Cremation Ser- 8, 2015. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 14, at vices, Siren, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed 11 a.m. with visitation 9-11 a.m. at Lakeside Community Warner E. Kachel, 84, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., passed at swedberg-taylor.com. Lutheran Church, Webster. A full obituary will follow. away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Regions Hospital. SerArrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Fu- vices will be held at a later date. The Kolstad Family neral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements. at swedberg-taylor.com.

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)RFXV RQWKHIDPLO\ Jim Daly sometimes be encouraged to open up if you take an indirect approach. The key is to keep the conversation as relaxed, informal and low-key as possible. Wait until your child is involved in some other activity, or helping you with simple chores like raking the leaves or washing the car. As the situation permits, turn the discussion gently and unobtrusively in the direction of the baby sitter. Ask open-ended questions like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do you think of ...?â&#x20AC;? Avoid â&#x20AC;&#x153;leadingâ&#x20AC;? or manipulative queries designed to elicit a particular response (for example, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Has ... ever done anything to make you feel uncomfortable?â&#x20AC;?) Let the information emerge naturally. If you need help, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to engage the services of a trained child play therapist. Our staff of licensed counselors is also available to speak with you and provide you with a local referral. You can reach one of them for a free consultation Monday through Friday between 7

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Thanksgiving Buffet

ANNUAL HUNTERS SUPPER

Serving turkey, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes & gravy, assorted salads, vegetables, cranberries, pies, relish & vegetable tray and much more.

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Everyone welcome! Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Chisago House

in appreciation from: PBREA

Taylors Falls â&#x20AC;˘ 651-465-5245

Chili with Fixings, Cornmeal Muffins, Bars & Beverage

FREEWILL DONATIONS Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 4 - 7 p.m. 637812 13Lp

American Legion Hall

108 N. Oak St., Grantsburg, WI Donations Needed Please contact Karen Smestad, 715-463-2428 or 715-529-3590

Dr. Daniel C. Satterlund Family Eye Clinic 304 1st St. So. Luck, Wis.

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Christopherson Eye Clinic

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Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

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Danbury/Swiss Town Hall, Downtown Danbury Proceeds directed to the 20th-Annual Holiday Drive.

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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

NATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK NOV. 16 - 20

NOVEMBER FEATURED ARTISTS: Sister Kristine Haugen - Watercolor & Mixed Media Lorraine Lunzer - Fiber & Quilt Art Earth Arts Annual Fall Salon Exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crashing Colorsâ&#x20AC;?

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Stop in to the friendliest grill with the best food!

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CUSHINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ANNUAL VENISON FEED Sponsored by the Cushing Fire Department

Saturday, November 14 at 4 p.m. Cushing Community Center

Phone 715-268-2020

Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home

Hamburgers, Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Coffee & Milk

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NOVEMBER

NOWTHRUNOVĆ Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2019; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Fall Salon art exhibition at artZ Gallery, earthartswi.org.

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

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

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Unity Middle School program, 7 p.m., unity.k12.wi.us. â&#x20AC;˘ Movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside Out,â&#x20AC;? PG, at the library, 4:30 p.m., 715485-3215.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Diabetes support group at the medical center, 68 p.m., 715-483-0431. â&#x20AC;˘ Turkey supper at the senior center, 5:30 p.m., 715-4831901.

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

FRIĆ &SATĆ /Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2019;&Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x201C; Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Bake sale DW2DNODQG6WRUHWREHQHĂ&#x20AC;WEDFNSDFNSURgram, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2019; Balsam Lake

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â&#x20AC;˘ Flu shots at the health department, 9 a.m.-noon, 715485-5000, polkcountyhealthdept.org. â&#x20AC;˘ Unity 1st-grade program, 2:30 p.m., unity.k12.wi.us.

Cushing & Grantsburg

Burnett County

â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for American Swedish Institute/MN Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum/Como Zoo trip with community ed on Dec. 5, 715-327-4868, ext. 1117.

â&#x20AC;˘ Deadline for wish list for Interfaithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas for Kids, 715-866-4970.

Dresser

Falun

â&#x20AC;˘ Quarterly Alumni of St. Croix Regional Medical Center - employees & volunteers at Pizzeria, 11 a.m. lunch, 651-465-5023. â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life Christian Community, 6:30-8 p.m., griefshare.org, 715-5771431.

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

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Crex Bird Club meeting at Crex Meadows, 8-10 a.m., 715-463-2739, crexmeadows.org.

Grantsburg

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Diabetes Education Night at the medical center, 57 p.m. RSVP at 715-463-7285.

â&#x20AC;˘ VFW spaghetti dinner & silent auction at the VFW hall, 4-7:30 p.m., visitsiren.com.

Milltown

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x201C;

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

Amery

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Bazaar and bake sale at the community center, 9 a.m.2 p.m., 715-268-6605.

â&#x20AC;˘ Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m.

Cushing â&#x20AC;˘ Chili supper at Wolf Creek Methodist Church, 4-8 p.m.

FRIĆ &SATĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022;&Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013;

Danbury

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ Hunters supper at the Swiss Town Hall, 4 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neighborhood Watchâ&#x20AC;? play at the school, 7:30 p.m., lucksd.k12.wi.us.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday bazaar & lunch at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2014;

Frederic

Rural St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Video production class by Jon Cermin at Lamar Community Center. Register at lamarcommunity.org.

FRIDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2022; Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Poco Penners meeting at the library building, 2 p.m., 715-648-5244, 715-825-5357. â&#x20AC;˘ Flu shots at the health department, 1-4 p.m., 715-4855000, polkcountyhealthdept.org. â&#x20AC;˘ Unity 4th-grade program, 2:30 p.m., unity.k12.wi.us. â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee and Crayons (for adults) at the library, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 715-483-3215.

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for community Thanksgiving lunch at Peace Lutheran, noon Wed., Nov. 18. RSVP 715-7552515.

â&#x20AC;˘ St. Dominicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bazaar, 8 a.m.-noon. Santa 9:30-11 a.m.

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Grantsburg

Luck

â&#x20AC;˘ Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10-11:30 a.m., 715-463-2739. â&#x20AC;˘ Author Linda Kelley,â&#x20AC;?Doc Kelley: A Vietnam Combat Medicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Letters to his Wife,â&#x20AC;? at the library, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-463-2244. â&#x20AC;˘ 3DWULFN-RKQVRQEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WFKLOLIHHG VLOHQWDXFWLRQ at the Legion, 4-7 p.m., 715-463-2428, 715-529-3590.

â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at Home & Away Ministries. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. $20 donation. Distribution noon-1 p.m., 715472-2535.

Lewis â&#x20AC;˘ VFW Post 10232 meeting at the hall, 11 a.m.

Luck

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Antique appraisals with Mark Moran at the library, 3 p.m., 715-472-2770.

Frederic

Osceola

â&#x20AC;˘ Head injury support group at the library, 2 p.m.

Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ An Inside Look at Bullsnakes presentation at Crex. 6-7 p.m., 715-463-2739, crexmeadows.org. â&#x20AC;˘ High school play, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvey,â&#x20AC;? at the school, 7 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Trivia Night at Cafe Wren, 7 p.m. Call 715-472-4700 to register.

Osceola â&#x20AC;˘ Free lasagna dinner for all veterans and active-duty personnel at Osceola Community Center, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP, 715-294-4332.

â&#x20AC;˘ :HVW ,PPDQXHO &KXUFK OXWHĂ&#x20AC;VN GLQQHU  ED]DDU 11 a.m.-7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Craft, organic gift & bake sale at Community Homestead, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., communityhomestead.org, 715294-3038.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5376. â&#x20AC;˘ Veterans Day dinner at the American Legion Post 143, 6 p.m.

Webster

Shell Lake

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Kevin McMullin and Paul Imholte in concert at Theatre in the Woods, 7:30 p.m., titw.org, 715-468-4387.

SUNDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2014; Grantsburg

St. Croix Falls

â&#x20AC;˘ High school play, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvey,â&#x20AC;? at the school, 4 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Fish fry at the Legion hall, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

SATĆ &SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013;&Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2014; St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Ole & Lenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Christmas at Festival Theatre, 24 p.m., 715-483-3387, festivaltheatre.org.

SATURDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2013;

Rice Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Red Cedar Symphony fall concert at UWBC Fine Arts Center, 4 p.m., redcedarsymphony.org.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Breakfast at the Legion hall, 8-11 a.m.

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2DC;

Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pantry at Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m. $20 donation, 715-268-7390. â&#x20AC;˘ Neighberz & Friends performance at Balsam Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Marine Corps birthday dinner at Blacksmith Shop Bar & Grill, 6 p.m., 715-857-5679.

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Free Medicare workshop at the senior center, 10 a.m., 715-483-1901.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Webster/Siren Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club After 5 meeting at Yellow Lake Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-5660081.

Cushing

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x2122;

â&#x20AC;˘ )LUHGHSWYHQLVRQIHHGUDIĂ HV %LQJRat the community center, 4 p.m., 715-648-5328.

Clam Falls

Danbury

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

Dresser

â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday bazaar & bake sale at Danbury Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

â&#x20AC;˘ Caring for the Caregiver support group meeting at Peace Lutheran Church, 2 p.m., 715-755-2515.

Frederic

Grantsburg

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â&#x20AC;˘ Library birthday party, noon-4:30 p.m., 715-463-2244.

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

Rice Lake

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Bone Lake Lutheran Church craft/bake sale, etc., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Siren/Alpha/Grantsburg â&#x20AC;˘ Ladies Day Out, visitsiren.com.

MONĆ Ĺ&#x2018;FRIĆ / NOVĆ Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2018;DECĆ Ĺ&#x2122; Centuria â&#x20AC;˘ Polk-Burnett Elec. toy & gift drive drop-off at their &HQWXULDRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDPSP

Siren

â&#x20AC;˘ Communiversity Symphonic Band concert at UWBC, 7 p.m., 715-458-4803.

â&#x20AC;˘ Polk-Burnett Elec. toy & gift drive drop-off at their 6LUHQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDPSP

St. Croix Falls

MONDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2022;

â&#x20AC;˘ Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assoc. meeting, topic is effective communication strategies for families, at the library, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Potluck at the senior center, 11 a.m., 715-483-1901.

Webster â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County Democrats meeting at Whitetail Wilderness. Dinner early, meeting 6:30 p.m., 715-869-6081.

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x161; Amery â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to Treasure Island Casino, sign up at the community center ASAP. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-268-6605.

Balsam Lake

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ Adoption support group, Unity High School band room, 7:15 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Polk County genealogy meeting at the museum, 1 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ RSVP deadline for Thanksgiving Day dinner at Bone Lake Lutheran Churchon Thursday, call 715-472-2535.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Ham dinner at the Moose Lodge, 4-8 p.m., visitsiren. com.

Dresser

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2013;Ĺ&#x2018; MONDAY/JANĆ Ĺ&#x2013;

â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life Christian Community, 12:30-2 p.m., griefshare.org, 715-5771431.

â&#x20AC;˘ The Big Bundle Up winter items drop-off at the Lodge, visitsiren.com.

â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of the Library meeting, 5:30 p.m., 715-4853215.

Siren

Siren

TUESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2013;

â&#x20AC;˘ Citizens Against Poverty meeting at the government center, 1-2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201C;Ĺ&#x203A;

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pixels,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, at 10:30 a.m. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Max,â&#x20AC;? PG, at 1 p.m. at the library, 715-485-3215.

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

Balsam Lake â&#x20AC;˘ The Remember Project, play 2 of 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riding the Wavesâ&#x20AC;? at Unity School, 6:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Autism support group at the government center, 7 p.m.

Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Burnett County Republican Party meeting at the government center, 7 p.m., 715-349-2859.

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

Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life Christian Community, 6:30-8 p.m., griefshare.org, 715-5771431.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Historical society annual meeting at the museum, 7-9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ American Legion & Auxiliary meeting at the village hall, 7 p.m.

Milltown â&#x20AC;˘ Fiber arts group, work on projects at the library, 13 p.m., 715-825-2313.

WEDNESDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2014; Dresser â&#x20AC;˘ GriefShare support group meeting at New Life Christian Community, 12:30-2 p.m., griefshare.org, 715-5771431.

THURSDAY/Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2DC; Siren â&#x20AC;˘ Free Thanksgiving dinner at the senior center, noon2 p.m., visitsiren.com.

FRIĆ Ĺ&#x2018;SUNĆ /Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x2122;Ĺ&#x2018;Ĺ&#x201D;Ĺ&#x203A;

St. Croix Falls â&#x20AC;˘ The Remember Project, play 3 of 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Gardenâ&#x20AC;? at the medical center, 2:30 p.m.

Luck â&#x20AC;˘ Holiday art sale at Cafe Wren. Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Leader | Nov 11 | 2015