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WE EKEN D WA TCH : • Family Fun Night @ Siren • Spring concert @ Frederic • Earth Arts Spring Tour in Polk County • Smelt fry @ Town of Jackson • Women’s Expo @ Luck • Pig roast fund-raiser @ Milltown • Bird walk @ St. Croix Falls See Coming Events, stories inside



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Local agencies prepared Swine flu outbreak being monitored by health departments PAGE 3

In memory of Zachary

Park bench dedicated

Currents section

Pilot loved building, flying airplanes

Top job

Test flight is fatal for Grantsburg man PAGE 2

Burnett, Polk unemployment rates among top 10 in state Job seekers “optimistic”

Unforgettable trial


Currents feature

New facility planned for UPH

Students learn consequences of drinking and driving

Luck nursing home unveils “person-directed” building PAGE 13

At the prom

There were fifivve high school proms this past weekend


Iver’s Mountain trial set for October All mining activity on hold PAGE 12

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Adam Anderson got “roped in” to being the top man on the job Tuesday as Starwire Technologies of Siren set up four antennas on top of the Frederic water tower along Hwy. 35 on the north end of the village. The antennas will help expand Starwire’s area for providing wireless Internet service. - Photo by Gary King

Destination Marketing Organization on the right track New group’s collaborative marketing effort promotes Northwest Wisconsin

Molly Engstrom has her sites on Vancouver SEE SPORTS, inside

by Priscilla Bauer SPOONER – Passengers boarding the Great Northern Railroad/Spooner Train Ride last Thursday wore bright-yellow buttons bearing the slogan “My job depends on tourism,” with a cautious optimism for the summer ahead and for their plans to bring tourists to Northwest Wisconsin. The Northwest Wisconsin Destination Marketing Organization hosted the April 23 dinner train meeting billed as the Joint

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Business owners and representatives from various tourism groups enjoyed a trip to Trego and dinner, compliments of Spooner Train owners Greg and Mardell Vreeland, then heard from members of the Destination Marketing Organization on how they could work together to make the most of their advertising dollars. The meeting to discuss collaborative marketing was held aboard the train on April 23. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

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Pilot loved building, flying airplanes Test flight ends in crash

by Priscilla Bauer GRANTSBURG -A 48-year-old Grantsburg man lost his life last week when his single-engine, one-seat aircraft lost power and crashed into a field of pine trees near East River Road, southwest of Grantsburg. Michael Schute, formerly of Sandstone, Minn., died on impact. The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Schute, an aviation enthusiast who loved Mike Schute building and flying his own airplanes, crashed during a test flight. He was circling back to a private airstrip when the plane lost power, according to authorities. LeMoine Nelson, who lives close to where the crash occurred, witnessed the crash and was first on the scene. He said he was sitting on his deck, enjoying the nice weather, when he saw the plane come over his house and CTH O. “I could have thrown a rock and hit it, he was that close,” said Nelson. “I heard the engine and it was missing. It wasn’t good.” Nelson said over the past couple of days he’d heard the plane’s engine being run and figured the owner must have been working on it. “He must have thought he had it fixed, because today he took off. I could see him try to make a left turn when he realized he was losing air speed, but then he just went straight down.” said Nelson. Nelson said he called 911 then rushed to the scene to find the plane engulfed in flames. “I got there within about five minutes, and there was only fire about five feet around the plane, said Nelson, but the pilot was already gone. Nelson said he thought the plane was only about 25-30 feet above the trees and about 75 off the ground. DNR Fire Ranger Bob Hartshorn said the fire area covered approximately three quarters of an acre. Two local fire towers reported smoke from the crash. Extremely dry conditions were cause for concern. Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland, who was at the scene, said both fire crews - the DNR and Grantsburg Fire Department - did an excellent job of quickly containing the fire. Roland said the FAA and the NTSB were involved in the investigation of the crash. The landing strip is the same runway at which an air ambulance landed during the rescue of Keith Kennedy, the autistic Minnesota man who went missing for a week after wandering away from the former Trade Lake Camp. In late March of this year, Schute helped rescue a fellow pilot from Wyoming, Minn., who had taken off from the airstrip in a four-seater Cessna and emergency landed in a swamp. Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at West Denmark Lutheran Church in Luck. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. A complete obituary can be found elsewhere in this issue.


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A memorial for Michael Schute is located along East River Road. The photograph at the memorial shows Schute and his fiance, Vicki Panek of Luck. - Special photo

The charred remains of the aircraft, shown below prior to the crash, included its engine and what remained of the plane’s propeller. - Special photos

Firefighters extinguished a fire which started when a plane crashed 20 yards north of East River Road in western Burnett County last Wednesday. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Sheriff Dean Roland (center) and DNR Ranger Bob Hartshorn (R) talked with possible witnesses at the scene, shown in an aerial view in the photo at left. - Photo above by Priscilla Bauer, photo at left courtesy

Marketing/from page 1 Marketing Express. NW WI DMO is a collaborative marketing effort of a diverse group of hardworking people, working hard behind the scenes at local tourist attractions, chambers of commerce, tourism organizations, restaurants/taverns, lodging properties and media publications throughout Burnett and Washburn counties. Nancy Herman, owner of Yellow River Advertising, who was one of those initially meeting to discuss collaboration in advertising, said the organization came about after Evy Nerbonne, Wisconsin Marketing Consultant for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and, hosted several regional get-togethers to bring tourism entities to an informational and sharing program to talk about marketing in the region. “We partnered with Greg Vreeland at the train in Spooner in January of 2008 to host a Northwest meeting, and the group meeting at the initial session felt there was need and benefit in continuing to meet,” said Herman. Herman says the main goal of NW WI DMO is for the surrounding counties to work together to help bring visitors to all of Northwest Wisconsin through joint advertising campaigns. To many of the 60 passengers taking the train ride, the message Vreeland, another DMO organizer, sounded was new. Others, who had been attending DMO meetings since the organization was founded 18 months ago, have already seen the positive results the working together concept has generated. “One goal is to transcend the geopolitical boundaries that are largely unrecognized by visitors to our area and give them immediate access to the necessary information allowing them to plan and enjoy their visit,” Vreeland explained. “It is also our goal to broaden the reach of individual marketing efforts by combining them to tell the story of how visitors can ‘find themselves’ while vacationing in our 11-county trade area,” added Vreeland. Vreeland, Herman and Nerbonne presented a number of collaborative advertising opportunities available in packages that allow advertisers to pick which publications they want to advertise in and what dates they want their ads to run. Advertisers save money by

Passengers Bob Pendleton of Hayward and Mike Sperry from Webster enjoyed getting to know each other on the Spooner Train Ride dinner excursion to Trego and back last Thursday. Pendleton and Sperry were two of the 60 passengers who came to hear collaborative marketing ideas for promoting their businesses in Northwest Wisconsin. - Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Wanda Howard, who volunteers for various Spooner organizations, looks over the many brochures and tourist guides brought for exchange with others attending the Joint Marketing Express meeting held on board the Spooner Train, April 23. sharing the space and costs. They are also able to purchase a larger ad space with specific placement in publications, giving their ads more impact.

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Briefly BURNETT COUNTY - There are reports of human bones found at a construction site near Yellow Lake in Burnett County, and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the historical society is investigating some found bones, which may indicate a Native American burial site. However, no other information has been released, including whether the bones are human. - Sherill Summer ••• NORTH BRANCH, Minn. - Conservative area residents are organizing a Tea Party Rally, a gathering of people to discuss how they can become more involved in the political process shaping this nation. The rally is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Branch High School Auditorium in North Branch, Minn. Please contact Adam Anderson at 612-306-8252 or Bob Streater at 651303-4233 if you are interested. - submitted ••• STILLWATER, Minn. - New National Park Service Superintendent Chris Stein will be the guest speaker at the annual spring membership meeting of the St. Croix River Association, to be held Thursday, May 14, at the Grand Banquet Center in Stillwater. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the dinner, local author and poet Laurie Allmann will read her poem, “River Croix.” The afterdinner program will feature four items of importance to people interested in the St. Croix River Valley. The meeting is open to the public. Membership in the SCRA is open to anyone interested in the protection and enjoyment of the St. Croix River. The mission of the St. Croix River Association is “to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed.” For information on the organization and for a membership application and dinner registration form go to or contact Dan McGuiness at 651-260-6260. - submitted

These cement trucks were idle on a recent spring day, awaiting a busier construction season, however, Burnett County Extension Community Resource Agent Mike Kornmann doesn’t blame the high unemployment rate in Burnett County on a slower construction season. Instead, he feels the rolling layoffs in area factories are responsible. - Photo by Sherill Summer

Burnett, Polk unemployment rates among top 10 in state

by Sherill Summer POLK AND BURNETT COUNTIES both Polk and Burnett counties are among the top 10 in the state, out of 72 counties, for having the highest unemployment rates, according to recent state statistics. Burnett County has the higher rate of the two counties, at 13 percent for March. This figure is up from 12.4 percent in Feburary. Currently Burnett County has the sixth-highest rate in the state. Last March the rate was 8.5 percent. Polk County has a March rate of 12.6 percent, up from 12 percent in January, coming in at No. 10 in the state. Last March the rate was 6.9 percent. It was announced two weeks ago that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage points to 9.4 percent last month and is up 1.7 percentage points from January’s rate of 7.7 percent. To put this in perspective, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for March 2008 was 5.0 percent. An estimated 28,100 nonfarm jobs were lost since the end of January. On the local level, staff at the North-

Local agencies prepare for potential swine flu cases

BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - The Polk, Burnett and St. Croix Tribal county health departments have activated their pandemic flu emergency plans to coordinate response to the recent outbreak of swine influenza. As of Monday, April 27, there have been no confirmed cases in Wisconsin. The dounty health departments are in continual communication with the Bureau of Communicable Diseases of the Wisconsin State Health Department as well as monitoring the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control. The health departments will be forwarding all health-related guidance and information to county clinics and hospitals. This swine flu is a new influenza virus. The seasonal flu vaccine distributed last fall and winter is not expected to protect against the swine flu. Any swine flu vaccine that may have been given back in the 1970s is not expected to provide immunity to this new swine flu virus. Individuals with a travel history to Mexico within the last seven days or who have been in contact with an ill person from this area should monitor

themselves for signs of illness. Those signs and symptoms are: • Fever over 100 degrees • Cough and sore throat • Severe muscle aches • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (reported in some cases) People can take steps to protect themselves from illness as well as prevent the spread of illness to others by doing the following: • Avoid contact with people who are sick. • Stay home if you experience the symptoms above. • Wash your hands often. • Cover your cough or sneeze by coughing into your sleeve to avoid contaminating your hands. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. • Practice good health habits. (Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.) People wanting more information on swine flu should visit the Centers for Disease Control Web site at - submitted

west Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Job Center in Spooner do not need official unemployment numbers to know that people are looking for work. Jennifer Huisinga, who covers both Washburn and Burnett counties for CEP, said that the Spooner office has been very busy, especially on bright, warm, sunny days. The nice weather motivates job seekers to search out available jobs or pick up tips from employment specialists on resume writing or interview skills. Burnett County Extension Community Resource Agent Mike Kornmann has also noticed the bleak economic conditions. He is hearing that the conditions are about as bad or worse than they were in the early 1980s recession. He feels that the rolling layoffs in area factories is a major factor in the high unemployment rates. Staffing coordinator Cheryl Bereiter from Masterson Personnel in Milltown has noticed that the double-digit unemployment rate has changed the way people are looking for work, that those in search of jobs are eager to accept almost any type of work and do not care

if the specific job requires specific skills and knowledge; they are willing to try anything. Even job preferences and preferred hours become less important after a week or so with no positions available. Bereiter doesn’t notice workers becoming too discouraged, however, despite the bleak economy. Knowing that jobs are few and far between, they try to keep up a positive attitude, believing that something will open up in the near future, she reports. The way employers hire has also changed. Calling the job market “an employer’s market,” employers can be more particular in who they will hire and not as quick to place the first person who comes in to fill the position; they are taking their time. Bereiter predicts that the job market will improve, eventually, confident that businesses will begin to get more orders, creating more need for workers to get deliveries out on time, which in turn will bring back more revenue to this area and surrounding counties.

New wireless in town

Joe Cremin and Sara McLain, of Starwire Technologies of Siren, with help from friend, Adam Anderson (see front page photo), installed four antennas on the north water tower in Frederic on Tuesday afternoon. The business, which provides wireless Internet service to much of Burnett County, is expanding its service area into northern Polk County and plans to have the Frederic-area service up and running this week. The company entered into an agreement with the village of Frederic to utilize the water tower, which sits on the highest point of the village, thus offering a good vantage point for broadcasting the Internet signal. More information about the service can be found at - Photo by Gary King

DMO/from page 2 As the train headed towards Trego, diners gazed out at the beautiful scenery passing by, the very kind of scenery they hope to entice tourists to come and see. The afternoon sunlight streamed through the car’s windows as the Namekagon River came into view and passengers pulled out their cameras as they, too, took a moment to play tourist. Turning back for more conversations

and questions about promoting Northwest Wisconsin and their businesses, they found there was much to learn from sharing ideas with one another. Guests gravitated to the hospitality car and the table filled with the business brochures and tourist guides guests were encouraged to bring along to exchange with others. Pulling back into Spooner, passengers

stepped off the train carrying with them a new sense of hope in accomplishing their tourism mission, to promote and bring people to Northwest Wisconsin. The also took with them a new sense of unity in the belief that by working together they would succeed. “We had great turnout for the first Joint Marketing Express,” said Herman. “It was great to meet so many new peo-

ple who are interested in promoting Northwest Wisconsin.” DMO meetings are held monthly at businesses and organizations throughout the counties. The group is always looking for new faces … new ideas … new locations. For information on joining DMO contact Greg Vreeland at





Public comments made concerning school morale

by Nancy Jappe SIREN – Several people made comments during the public comments section of the April 27 Siren School Board meeting. Staff member Bev Flanigan referred the board to the mission statement the board adopted and its goal of trying to improve the overall morale and spirit in the district. “What is the board doing to work toward this goal of improving morale?” Flanigan asked. President Dayton Daniels told her the board was not going to get into a discussion of this at the meeting. Flanigan was told to submit her question to district Administrator

Bert Lund Jr. suggested to the Siren School Board, at its April 27 meeting, that a public forum be set up during Education Appreciation Week the first week in May. “This would be a positive for the district,” Lund said, “allowing the public to come in and express appreciation to the educators and staff for the work they are doing here. They are people who have worked hard and long and are doing an excellent job. This would give them some supportive kudos.” Lund was told board permission wasn’t needed and that he should get in touch with Scott Johnson to get the publicity out.

Siren School Board members, (L to R) Dayton Daniels, Dave McGrane, Michelle Renberg and Jake Mangelsen, voiced their opinions on the advisability of reinstating cross country as a school sport. The vote on the approval motion ended in defeat by a vote of 4-3. See the full story in the sports section. — Photos by Nancy Jappe Scott Johnson and that it would be addressed at the next board meeting. That meeting will be held Monday, May 18, one week earlier than usual, because the regular meeting night falls on Memorial Day this year. Bert Lund Jr. suggested that the district hold a public forum during the first week of May, Education Appreciation Week. “This would be a positive for the district,” Lund said. “People work hard and long and are doing an excellent job. This would give them some supportive kudos.” Polly Imme questioned the status of staff member Cheryl Turnbull, wondering who was taking her place while she was out and who was doing the investigation of her situation. Imme was told that the issue would not be discussed at the board meeting. After considerable discussion, the board voted against reinstating cross country as a district sport by a vote of 43. See the sports section of this paper for the full story. Connie Virchow asked about a promised second meeting with the kitchen staff. She was told that meeting would be held as part of the board’s budget and finance committee meeting Monday, May 11, at 5 p.m. Johnson reported that Siren School District will be getting $104,976 in Title I funding, $119,702 in IDEA (special education) funding and $5,658 for preschool as part of the final allocation of the stim-

ulus funding. This is in addition to preliminary figures that have already been given out. “This is a good size for this district, and that is wonderful,” Johnson commented, adding that the district is restricted in how this money is to be spent. The school calendars for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 were approved at this meeting. The ending date for the 2009-2010 school year will be June 3. For the following year, it will be June 7. Daniels expressed his dislike for the June 7 ending date, saying it is too late in the year but that he was out-voted in working with staff. A side letter to support staff was approved to change the date of the 2011 New Year’s holiday. The date for graduation in 2010 was set for Friday, May 21. McGrane voiced his personal opinion that he didn’t like graduation being that early. The board approved using Pension Associated Inc. for the actuarial study and Asphalt Seal and Repair for resealing and resurfacing the school track. The board also approved using up to $55,000 of the remaining referendum money to renovate the two science classrooms, mostly adding furniture and desks that can be used for doing experiments. Results of closed session Following closed-session discussion, the following announcements were made: Jason Bins was transferred to the vacant fourth-grade position, leaving a

Siren early-childhood teacher Polly Imme, during the public comments section at the April 27 school board meeting, asked about the status of staff member Cheryl Turnbull who, rumors say, is out on administrative leave with pay while investigation of an incident is going on. Imme asked who is doing the investigation. She also asked who is doing Turnbull’s job and expressed her worry about morale in the district. “I don’t want to see the district spend its fund balance on legal fees,” Imme commented. She was told by President Dayton Daniels that the board was not going to discuss this at the April 27 meeting. vacancy in the one-year middle-school English position. Sargent and Frank Taylor were hired as assistant varsity football coaches for the fall, and Ron Dorn and Bill Schafer were approved as volunteer football coaches. Extracurricular contracts were approved for 2009-2010, including contracts for Bill Sargent and Taylor and excluding volleyball and spring sports. The head girls volleyball coaching position will be posted. Letters of intent to return to work for the 2009-2010 school year were approved for all support staff and substitutes. Letters of resignation were accepted from Rebecca Leis and Chad Gibson, effective at the end of this school year.

Siren Telephone launches FTTH deployment with Clearfield SIREN — Siren Telephone Company has announced that it is deploying a Fiber to the Home initiative in Siren, with the help of Clearfield, Inc. As part of the citywide, 3,000-access line deployment, STC has selected Clearfield’s FieldSmart Platform of Fiber Management featuring the FieldSmart Fiber Distribution System in its central office. Clearfield FDS products include patch panels, interbay management panels and cable management troughs. “We like to use American-made prod-

ucts – particularly Midwestern-made,” explained general manager Sid Sherstad. Beyond the high-quality workmanship of the FieldSmart line, Sherstad applauds its timeliness. “This product is going to be very popular. I believe that every telecommunications company in the country is going to need to do what we did – that is direct fiber to the home.” He explained that the fiber conversion is in response to its business and residential customer need for significantly more bandwidth to handle the demands of

Seck honored Jody Seck was recognized Monday evening for her 18 years of service on the Luck School Board of Education. “Jody has been an excellent board member,” said district administrator Rick Palmer. “She is a real team player.” Seck has been treasurer of the board and has served with three district administrators and numerous board members through the years. Palmer presented her a plaque on behalf of the board and district. The plaque reads, “Presented this day, April 27, 2009, to Jody Seck for 18 years of service and dedication to the children of Luck Schools.” — Photos by Mary Stirrat

high-definition television and highspeed Internet. “We can now bring them better service than they could ever get through satellite, wireless, copper wireline or coaxial. With this new bandwidth capacity, we can address future high-definition needs that aren’t even available yet,” he said. The new FTTH capability will provide STC with a competitive and sustainable edge. “Independent telephone companies can continue to use copper, which was designed for a narrow band voice network, and try to trick it to carry broadband for short distances,” he said. “But demand for broadband is going to go up and up. And there are limits to what we can put over the copper network. In today’s digital world, you need to grow with the technology, and that’s fiber.” Sherstad appreciates the efficiency of Clearfield’s FieldSmart Platform. “Once we’ve hooked our customers up with

fiber, we’re done. If they want additional features, we don’t have to physically return to the site to replace filters or traps. If they want to increase from 10 megabytes to 20, for example, we can just open up the throttle a little bit by hitting a couple keys. It’s all softwaredriven, and that is a beautiful thing.” Siren Telephone Company is a fullservice telecommunications firm providing service to more than 3,000 access lines in northwestern Wisconsin. Established in 1910 to serve the Siren, community, STC provides some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including wireless, high-definition digital television, high-speed DSL Internet, long-distance, business communication systems and local service. More information can be found at - from Siren Telephone

If you’re 50, you’re nifty at the casinos BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES – Guests 50 years of age and older are in for a treat at the three St. Croix Casinos – the St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, the Hole in the Wall Casino in Danbury and the Little Turtle Hertel Express in Hertel – during May and June. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the casinos Nifty 50 Days, all casino guests 50 and older receive $5 in cash and an entry for $50 drawings to be held every half-hour from 11 a.m.

to 8:30 p.m. They’ll also be treated to ‘50s music all day and will enjoy a great lunch special – 50-cent hot dogs. Check out each casino’s Nifty 50 Days schedule and then come to join in the fun: St. Croix Casino—May 4 and 18 and June 17 and 25; Hole in the Wall Casino—May 7 and 21 and June 4 and 18 and Little Turtle Express—May 6 and 30 and June 8 and 22. - submitted





“County accounting and administration debate grows”

Some issues never go away in Polk County

by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – The above headline is in quotes. It is from the Dec. 3, 2003, issue of the Inter-County Leader, heading a story that went on to say the Polk County debate on how to improve the financial accounting process had expanded as two more governing committees had joined the discussion. It reported that administrative coordinator Frank Pascarella was asking for $30,000 for a consultant to study the system, the executive committee was discussing appointing a citizens task force to look at the issue, and the personnel committee had directed staff to

POLK COUNTY - This story from the past seems still relevant today as the Polk County Board looks at its issues and options: Polk County board resigns The entire Polk County Board resigned Tuesday, April 1, during the board’s regular meeting. The surprise action was the first piece of business in a year that united the 23 supervisors. The action became effective immediately. The members stated a number of reasons for the move. Several members stated that they believe in less government, and this is the least government that the

report on how other counties handle finances. Jump ahead a year. Pascarella is gone, terminated in July 2004, and the executive committee has spent many months studying the county finance and administration issues as it prepares to start the search for a new finance director. The Dec. 8, 2004, meeting of the executive committee included a discussion on the topic with auditors Rod Paulsen and Steve Tracy. Those topics included a “hands on” versus “administrating” financial position, how much authority should be given to the finance position, and a centralized accounting system for the county. By July, 2005, the executive committee had approved a revised finance director job description. New items added after the yearlong study by the committee in-

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county can have. Others expressed concern for the length of the meetings with such limited results. Still others were deep in thought and made no statements. Robert Hachey, corporation counsel and author of a widely used book of rules of procedure, said that this was an unusual action that he had not anticipated when he published his latest edition. Hachey stated that since the board chair makes appointments to fill vacancies and there is now no chair, the vacancies can not be filled, and there will be no county board until the elections next year. However, he said that he would get an attorney general’s opinion. Administrative coordinator Frank Pascarella sug-

clude: has oversight for all accounts receivable for the entire county and reviews and determines that all accounting software and programs developed are compatible with the county’s accounting structure and requirements. Now, a recommendation came out of the executive committee on April 16 and proposed as an added resolution for the April 21 county board agenda, to consolidate all the county’s accounting and financial functions into the department of administration, with the administrative coordinator to direct the development and implementation of the consolidation. The county board did not approve amending the agenda to consider the resolution and the issue is on hold. Some issues never go away in Polk County.

gested that the county hire a consultant to study the situation. He said that the study could be completed in six months at a cost of $100,000. Since the board had already resigned, no action was taken on the idea. County employees will not be affected since they have a good contract and can do what they want. One group that will be affected will be the reporters for local newspapers who spend countless hours covering endless committee and board meetings. Many of them may be out of jobs. The board, which has been evenly divided for the past year and often acrimonious, left the Tuesday night meeting in good spirits.

Straight Lake Park plans reviewed

Approval scheduled for June

by Gregg Westigard LUCK – The Straight Lake State Park and Wildlife Area moved a step forward last Thursday night, April 23. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held the last in a series of public informational meetings to present the latest revisions to the park-development master plan. About 50 members of the public showed up at the DBS Hall in Luck to look at the plans and talk with a dozen DNR staff. After a final review of public comments and any last changes, the master plan will be presented at the Tuesday, June 23 meeting of the Natural Resources Board for adoption. That approval will complete phase one, the planning process for the 2,800-acre park, located three miles east of Luck in Polk County. Next up will be the development phase for the property. That development, while limited in scope since the park and wildlife area is intended to retain its rustic natural state, will still take some time. DNR officials must work out the project details and obtain funding for the work. There will be three major projects, all in the southern part of the park in an area that once was home to a Boy Scout camp. Those are: a small visitors center at the

About 50 people showed up at the DBS Hall in Luck last Thursday to learn about the latest plans for the new Straight Lake State Park east of Luck. Jeff Prey, senior planner for the DNR Bureau of Parks and Recreation, explained how camping, trails and water access fit into the coming development. - Photo by Gregg Westigard

Long process led to new state park

Idea first proposed in 1989

by Gregg Westigard LUCK – The new Straight Lake State Park and Wildlife Area, east of Luck, was 20 years in the making. The idea of developing a park on the land was initiated by then-Assembly-member Harvey Stower in 1989. A public hearing was held in Luck in August of that year with DNR officials explaining the idea. Dueholm State Park, on the site of the former Cragwood property, was passed by the state Legislature but vetoed by then-Gov. Tommy Thompson. The park was to be named for former Legislator Harvey Dueholm. The 2,600-acre property was then bought by Brunkow Hardwoods. The property was in Brunkow hands for over 15 years. The Brunkows preserved the forests, with plots leased out to hunters. In 2002, the idea of the state purchasing the property arose again. A feasibility study was completed and presented to the public at another public meeting in Luck in early September. Thirteen years had elapsed since the Dueholm Park proposal. It took almost three years to put the funds together to purchase the property. The purchase of the property was announced in the

spring of 2005. The Western Wisconsin Land Trust facilitated the acquisition with funds coming from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. Additional funds came from the federal Land and Water Conservation Program to secure a route for the Ice Age National Trail, part of the National Parks Service. The park was dedicated by Gov. Jim Doyle in April 2005 at a ceremony high on a hill above Straight Lake as eagles soared overhead. The Brunkow brothers were presented with a stewardship award for their preservation of the property for 16 years. Then came the planning process. The DNR was using a new development process for the first time. That process involved environmental assessments and included input from state and federal wildlife professionals, tribal representatives and the public. Public meetings were held in June 2005 and May 2008. Two newsletters were sent to a large list of interested people, and public input was gathered and assessed. A draft master plan in May 2008, was followed by a revised draft in April 2009. That plan, with possible adjustments, will go to the Natural Resources Board in June. It took 20 years, but the park Harvey Stower envisioned in 1989 is a reality.

park entrance, a road extension to Rainbow Lake with day parking and accessible lake access and a rustic cartin camping area. All these projects are on land that was modified for use by the Scout camp. Aside from that, development will be restricted to marking hiking trails and adding a few small parking areas on the perimeter of the property. One of those trails will not need to wait for funding. A route for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is being finalized now. This September, a large group of volunteers from around the state will come to the county to build the latest link in this 1,200 mile trail that stretches from the St. Croix River to the shores of Lake Michigan in Door County by way of Madison, following the edge of the last glacial lobes to cover Wisconsin. The trailbuilding event is being sponsored by the local Indianhead Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Foundation. The park and wildlife areas are open to the public now. The main entrance is at the end of 120th Street, a mile north of Hwy. 48. From the parking area, people can walk to a point between Straight Lake and Rainbow Lake. An unmarked walking path to the right circles Rainbow Lake. An old road to the left goes over a small hill and comes to the outlet of Straight Lake at an old, small dam. Good hikers can continue beyond the dam into a large old-growth forest. Small parking lots to the east on CTH I and on 110th Street give access to an area of large ponds and prairie.

Vagrant spits on police officer, charged with battery MCKINLEY – Darryl Vincent, 53, no address given, was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery to a law enforcement officer after spitting on a police officer on Saturday, April 25. That day police were called to Hwy. 48 near McKinley with reports that a man was going out in traffic and becoming a traffic problem. When the officer arrived, Vincent was sitting in a ditch. After he was identified, the officer learned Cumberland police had had the same problem with Vincent. Vincent swore and was verbally abusive while the officer spoke with him. He resisted as he was being handcuffed, and then allegedly began to spit “all over” the officer’s face. Vincent has a criminal history in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department

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Interviews May 12 - 13 for Luck elementary principal

by Mary Stirrat LUCK — With three days remaining to take applications, 37 people have already applied for the position of elementary principal. “There are a lot of really quality candidates out there,” district Administrator Rick Palmer told the board Monday evening, April 27. One of the candidates will be selected to replace retiring John Nichols, principal for the past 30 years. The interview and selection process was developed in concert with elementary staff, said Palmer, after two or three joint meetings. He outlined the process for the board, which then gave him the go-ahead to proceed as planned. Palmer will conduct the first screening, picking the top 10 candidates, then pass the applications to two or three elementary teachers who will do the same thing. They will all compare their results, selecting eight to 10 candidates to interview. The interview team for the first interview will consist of three elementary teachers, two support staff, one teacher from art, music or another similar class, two parents, one board member and Palmer. Following the interviews, this team will narrow the field to a final three candidates to recommend to the full school board for an interview. The second interview will be conducted by the school board and administration, with a final decision to offer the position. The first interviews will take place May 12 and 13, with the second inter-

view sometime around May 20. The first one will be at the interviewee’s expense and the second one at the district’s expense. “I feel pretty comfortable with that,” Palmer told the board. Other personnel The board approved the resignation of special education teacher Laurelei Esperat and the hiring of Alyssa Notermann as varsity volleyball coach. Also approved was the hiring of Alyssa Friedrich as teacher for the selfcontained special education classroom. Friedrich was one of six candidates interviewed for the position. “I think we found a very good young lady to fill the position,” said Palmer, noting that Friedrich was energetic and stood out amongst the other candidates. Friedrich will be at the school for two days in June to help decide how the classroom will be set up. The school will do the remodeling in-house, then Friedrich will return for eight or 10 days in August to set up the classroom. Class ranking High school Principal Mark Gobler reported to the board that he has been looking into the possibility of eliminating class rankings for seniors. The rationale, he said, is that colleges often use the ranking as their first screening for eligibility. However, said Gobler, the rankings do not reflect the level of difficulty of the classes a student may have taken, and taking easier classes can mean a higher ranking for a student. “The faculty didn’t like that idea,” Gobler said frankly, “and favored the idea of going to a grade-weighted system.” The grade-weighted system, he explained, is a point system that takes into

consideration the difficulty of each class. The problem with this system, he said, is that teachers can be “territorial, that ‘my class is as tough as that class.’” A committee of some type would need to be established, Gobler said, to examine weighting each class. Gobler said that there are no plans to implement a change for the next school year but possibly at some point after that. Other business • The board voted to add a new van to the budget and apply for federal stimulus dollars to pay for it. The $24,900 van would replace a special education van that is becoming unreliable and would be used in some situations to save the 58cents-per-mile reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle.

• Summer school will be June 15 through July 3, with swimming lessons from July 13 through July 24. The district contracts with Unity School for the lessons at a cost of about $3,000 for the lessons. Last year 107 students took part in the lessons. • The dates of the May and June board meetings were changed due to conflicts. The meetings will be held Monday, May 18 and June 29. • Palmer reported that he and foodservice director Ione DeNucci are applying for two grants. One, which has already been submitted, would provide fresh fruit and vegetables as a morning snack next year. The second, due May 15, would provide up to $100,000 for the purchase of food preparation equipment.

Luck School Board oath Amy Dueholm and Daryl Bazey were sworn in as members of the Luck School Board of Education at the board’s April 27 meeting. Dueholm ran unopposed for the seat held for 18 years by Jody Seck, who chose to seek re-election. Election of officers for the board resulted in Robert Clifton as president, Bazey as vice-president, LeRoy Buck as clerk, Dueholm as treasurer, and Jake Jensen as CESA #11 representative. — Photo by Mary Stirrat

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Eager to get growing

Wood River Garden Store owner Dean Faulhaber gave tips on how to grow a more productive garden to the over 60 people attending a vegetable-gardening seminar held at the store last Saturday. The garden store, located on Hwy. 70 one mile east of Alpha, is now open for the season. - Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Wood River Garden store hosts vegetablegardening seminar by Priscilla Bauer GRANTSBURG – When close to 60 people show up to hear how to grow veggies, it’s clear more and more folks have become interested in growing some of their own food. The beautiful spring weather had those attending eager to start planting, but Wood River Garden Store owner Dean Faulhaber reminded them about setting some plants out too early. “Please be patient,” Faulhaber cautioned. “Vegetable gardening is all about soil temperature.” Faulhaber said by following temperature guidelines gardeners could see a dramatic difference in their gardening success. Faulhaber suggests using a soil thermometer to determine actual temperature and then finding what temperatures plants need. Peppers and tomatoes for example, should have a minimum 55-degree nighttime temperature, while pansies, broccoli and lettuce can handle 40-degree lows. And if gardeners are looking to grow some cucumbers early to go with that lettuce, don’t count on it. Vine crops such as cucumbers germinate poorly or not at all in soil temperatures below 60 degrees. During the seminar Faulhaber gave growers tips on how to make their gardens more fun and productive. Faulhaber also covered methods used in fruit

Dianne Okes was busy taking notes during the vegetable-gardening seminar at Wood River Garden Store last Saturday. Though Okes and her husband, Dave, are experienced gardeners they still drove from Webster for the workshop to get new information they could use in making their garden more successful.


The RiverBank plans proactive approach to tough economy

ST. CROIX FALLS – Community banks have always played an important role in the communities they serve. Lending to local businesses leads to economic growth and lending to people helps improve families lives. Today more than ever, consumers and communities rely on community-bank support. Many banks are affected by the existing economic environment, especially those banks in growing and developing areas. However, there is no doubt that community banks will be called on to be a vital part of the solution going forward. “I think it’s safe to say that the majority of community banks, like The RiverBank, did not participate in subprime lending that you often read about,” stated Craig Danielson, CEO of The RiverBank. “That does not mean that we are not affected by the downturn in the real estate market and the present economic uncertainty.” The RiverBank recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with the FDIC to reduce the level of their land and land-development loans, an area of the economy hit hardest by the economic downturn. The land development portion of the bank’s portfolio represents 12 percent of total loans. “The most proactive way for our bank to deal with the economic downturn is to continue to build capital, make loans and invest in our communities,” Daniel-

son said. Capital is the invested dollars in the bank that allows banks to lend to individuals and businesses. “The RiverBank has always been wellcapitalized, and our current capital level and reserves are the highest in our 115 year history. Our Bank is proud to have increased capital on its own each and every year for the past several decades including 2008 and again in 2009,” stated Danielson. “Though we realize there continues to be challenges ahead, our focus will be on providing support to homeowners and builders, contractors, developers and local businesses to help them manage through this economic period,” added Danielson. Community banks are uniquely committed to their local area and focus on helping their customers and communities grow. “I am so proud of the job our staff is doing,” stated Bruce Noll, St. Croix Falls market president. “We have originated more home loans in the last four months than at any time before, allowing families to take advantage of lower rates and reduced payments.” “It’s great to see the real-estate markets showing slight improvement,” stated Noll. “Hopefully that’s a sign of things to come.” The RiverBank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. – from RiverBank

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gardening with questions on how to grow blueberries being a popular topic for discussion. “We welcome both new and seasoned gardeners,” said Faulhaber to those attending the workshop. “And we love to hear about everyone’s own unique methods of successful gardening.” Wood River Garden Store is now open for the season. The store is located on Hwy. 70 one mile west of Alpha.

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Depending on your point of view, the act of people taking into their own hands their destiny, as it relates to cancer, can be heartening, or disheartening. For the millions of dollars spent on cancer research and treatment, sometimes it comes down to grassroots action and certainly being your own advocate. A cancer cluster is defined as a greater-than-expected number of cancer cases that occurs within a group of people in a geographic area over a period of time. Several years ago, residents in a local town were convinced something was wrong due to the higher-than-normal number of cancer cases being diagnosed. But slowly those numbers leveled off. About three years ago, ABC News did a story on an elementary school in St. Croix County where 25 percent of the school staff had been diagnosed with cancer. The staff, as a group, were understandably scared - and pushed for some kind of investigation. They changed the air filters inside the school but it’s unclear what other action was taken - and if it worked. There was some dismay when a state health official responded by reciting the steps to take for cancer prevention. Good information, but it wasn’t the reaction the school staff was looking for. Identifying a cancer cluster is the first step ... and then finding out why the cluster exists is the difficult part. Looking at the environment around you - if you find out you live in a cluster - is critical. In Pennsylvania, a federal agency has admitted there’s a 20-mile stretch about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia where residents have an elevated risk of contracting a rare blood cancer. The area is home to several Superfund toxic cleanup sites and a power plant fired by waste coal. Moving from that area would likely be an immediate solution. Of course, genetics and other factors are part of the overall picture. Studies to identify cancer clusters require participation of a lot of people those who know of people who have already died from cancer or those who have been through cancer treatment or know of someone who has. A cancer cluster study is currently under way in Polk County, under the direction of Joyce Nelson of St. Croix Falls on behalf of concerned citizens. Nelson claims that “anecdotal information” has suggested an unusually high number of cancer cases in Polk County. She could use your help in providing information, including how many people you know who either have cancer or have died from cancer. “Our goal is to compile and map information, and then relay the findings to medical sources/organization for further investigation,” notes Nelson. She says that any information given to her will not be shared beyond the input committee. She needs the following information: Name, phone number, address, age, gender, living or deceased (they need statistics about people who have died in years past), diagnosis, diagnosis date, is the cancer genetically linked?, past residences and where you lived at time of diagnosis. You can mail the information to Joyce Nelson, 2379 Beede Lake Trail, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 or call her at 715-483-1351. You can also e-mail the information to Hats off to Nelson and concerned citizens for tackling this project. All editorials are by editor Gary King

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President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. 20500 Governor Jim Doyle P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707

Congressman David Obey (7th District) 2462 Rayburn Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 or Federal Building, Wausau, WI 54401 (715) 842-5606 Rep. Nick Milroy (73rd District) Room 221 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708 E-mail:

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Rep. Mary Hubler (75th District) Room 7 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 or 1966 21-7/8 St., Rice Lake 54868 (715) 234-7421• (608) 266-2519 U.S. Senator Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Robert Jauch

(25th District) Room 19 South, State Capitol P.O. Box 788, Madison, WI 53707 E-mail: Senator Sheila Harsdorf (10th District) State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266-7745 • (715) 232-1390 Toll-free - 1-800-862-1092 U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold SDB 40, Rm. 1, Washington, D.C. 20510 or 1600 Aspen Commons Middleton, WI 53562-4716 (608) 828-1200

SUPERIOR - The case against a former Douglas County Sheriff’s Department deputy accused of videotaping a nude woman without her consent and sharing pornography tapes with a minor will move on to arraignment next month. William James Webber, 55, faces felony counts of possessing, exhibiting or distributing a recording of nudity without consent and exposing a child to harmful material. Burnett County Judge Kenneth Kutz found probable cause to bind Webber over for arraignment on both charges following a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Court Friday. Kutz has handled the case after both Douglas County judges recused themselves from it. Webber served as a bailiff in the courthouse for years. In addition, Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy is serving as special prosecutor for the case. Both alleged victims took the stand Friday. Police found two videotapes, of a nude woman getting out of the shower and drying off, at Webber’s home. They appeared to have been taken from outside a house through the bathroom window, and were time stamped 1993. - Superior Telegram

Wage freeze proposed

HUDSON - With the Hudson School District facing a potentially $2 million cut in revenue, the board of education is asking all employees to agree to a wage and salary freeze for the upcoming year. The board also voted to make a series of cuts in programs and operations valued at about $1.2 million and staff cuts of around $200,000. The staff

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Men face homicide trial

RICE LAKE - David M. Makowski, 36, and Bradley S. Tiegs, 42, both of Barron, are scheduled to stand trial in Barron County Circuit Court on felony charges of reckless homicide and substantial battery Monday, Sept. 14. They are accused of fatally beating Daniel A. Grindheim, 45, of Barron, at Makowski’s town of Barron residence early Jan. 31. - Rice Lake Chronotype

Another rabid bat found

BARRON COUNTY - Barron County Health officials are reporting another bat tested positive for rabies earlier this month–the third in the past year. Rabies is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system and is transmitted by infected mammals. Human rabies is rare in the United States, but all mammals, including man, are susceptible. In Wisconsin the most likely animals to carry the rabies virus are skunks and bats. Approximately 4 percent of bats tested at the state laboratory in Madison test positive for rabies. Rabies is almost always contracted by exposure to a rabid animal, nearly always through a bite, but it also can be tranmitted by a scratch or if saliva comes in contact with broken skin. - Barron County News-Shield

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My wife and I and our three children moved to this area from Chicago 11 years ago. We did not know what to expect. Plans we had quickly fell through and we found ourselves purchasing the last lone house we could possibly afford on a contract for deed basis from Charlie Anderson. We moved into it in January ... it was cold. We met our neighbors, the Potters and the Petersons; someone told us about the Methodist church in town so we went there and met the Earlys. My wife got a job first at the Pioneer Home in Luck and then later at Amery Hospital and the Luck Clinic. About seven years ago, we started attending West Denmark Lutheran Church. We then met a bunch more people whose names end in ... son or ... sen. I wanted to tell you all this as a way to say thank you. We did not move here intending the life we now have. Living in my community, attending my church, made my life better. Times are difficult and we need the support of our churches and community through each other. I am grateful today for the place I live. Jay Stackhouse Frederic

Cap-and-Trade If you haven’t heard about Cap-andTrade ( Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act S.2191) your checkbook will. Congress wants to pass this to the Senate as early as June of this year. Cap-and-Trade ( also known as the Carbon Tax ) intends to reduce emissions by 70 percent by 2050. I personally have had a hard time buying off on this whole global warming thing. With some scientist saying we have global warming and the rest saying the Earth is cooling. All I know is the climate on this old planet has been changing since it came into being. If climate change wasn’t part of the plan, we would still have dinosaurs and the millions of other extinct species running around today eating us for lunch. The supporters theorize that increasing the cost of energy will cause industry and Peter public to use less energy. Some will even say this will save you money because you are using less. I would like that one explained to me. This extra charge will allow the clean-energy industries such as wind, solar, hydrogen and yes ethanol a chance to be competitive with oil. There are ethanol plant scattered around the Midwest not operating because, you guessed it, they are not competitive with oil. Have you ever noticed ethanol priced at the pump go up and down with the price of gas? I wonder why that is? It won’t produce anywhere near the mileage as gas, where is the incentive to buy it? Europe has carbon tax laws and their gasoline is $8-$9 per gallon on the average. The prediction for the U.S. is somewhere between $1.50 to $5 more per gallon than we are paying now. And $6 to $7 a gallon at the pump shouldn’t be too hard to pay if you are Donald Trump or some retired couple on a fixed income. The United States has been called the Saudi Arabia of coal. Twenty-five percent of the Earths known coal reserves are in the U.S. The coal industry seems to be President Obama’s main target. A large amount of the electricity produced in the Midwest is produced with coal. I thought one of Obama’s campaign promises was to pursue clean-coal technology. The Department of Energy’s clean-up-the-coal goal has been put off until at least 2016 in this country. China is aggressively working on this technology. Now, who is going to sell this technology to whom Obama? Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t think we should use the Earth for our own personal trash can. It is our responsibility to recycle, take care of our water supplies and not spray and spew poisons on the ground and into the air. We have made very good progress in this area in the last several decades. You, I and industry have been made aware of the problems and we have

responded positively. This country needs incentives to reward companies that come forward with ideas for affordable alternative fuels. The best ideas will emerge, and the cost will be favorable for the consumer and the U.S. economy. The government didn’t tax the people using horse and wagons to give the automobile industry competitive edge. If God gave man the land, trees, air and the animals to use, who gave us oil? The Cap-andTrade would likely cost Americans $470 billion a year to start. That could be as much as $3,000 on average per household. It would increase the cost of everything we manufacture and buy. How will we compete with the overseas markets? It all boils down to another outrageous tax. Call your representatives in Washington and tell them, “Don’t even think about it, vote no.” Tell your neighbors to do the same. Herschel Brown Town of McKinley

$15 donations We want to take this opportunity to extend gratitude to all of the participants, volunteers, churches, civic organizations, businesses and schools who have so wonderfully handled the transition of our food distributions to a donation distribution in the various communities in Polk and Burnett counties. You all have been so thoughtful and kind in making the $15 donation. Without the donations we could not provide this program, which is so helpful to so many during these difficult economic times. Again, our gratitude. Lyn Sahr, executive director Ruby’s Pantry North Branch, Minn. Ruby’s Pantry is a community outreach program of Home and Away Ministries, Inc. with its distribution center and offices at 39404 Grand Ave, North Branch, MN 55056 and at 24534 Hwy. 35/70, Suite 2, Siren, WI 54872. For more information please see their Web site at, e-mail goodnews@rubys or call 651-674-2537 or 715-6534279.

School project Hello! My name is Taylor F., and I am a fifth-grade student at West Ridge Elementary School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying geography and the history of the United States. I was so happy when I drew your state, Wisconsin! I would appreciate it if you would send me postcards, brochures, souvenirs and state information about Wisconsin (I love sports). My teacher would like to have a car license plate for a school project if possible. I appreciate your time! Thank you! Taylor F. Mrs. Newlin’s Social Studies class West Ridge Elementary 1401 19th St. Harlan, IA 51537

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vanced so far beyond their original intent that they may be causing more personal harm than good. This was the recent topic of an investigation by Pioneer Press writer Bob Shaw posted on their Web site on 3/22/09, entitled “A generation on the sidelines: Why Minnesota kids are leaving school sports behind.” Athletic programs have progressed from a participation oriented, schoolbased program to a “win at all costs” process that requires extreme commitment, often year-round. I went to school during the ‘60s and ‘70s, so comparing my school experience to now isn’t really fair. Back then there wasn’t commitment to anything organized. School sports participation was much less intense. We played on sports teams during the season and when the season was over we moved on to other sports. There was no real consideration of off-season training at the high school level. Contrast that with today’s school athletes. I will pick on volleyball, as each of my children has participated in varsity volleyball over the past 10 years. The season begins in late August, about the beginning of the school year. Official practice cannot begin prior to a date set by the WIAA rules. Unofficial practice has been going on for months. Summer camps are recommended – if not expected – by coaches, often at a cost of hundreds of dollars per camp. Weekend “open gym” time is highly encouraged by coaches and peer pressure to participate is strong. This often occurs on Sunday afternoons. Many of the better athletes are also encouraged to be part of club teams which are outside of the school system. These tournaments occur on weekends in various cities requiring the commitment of families to give up their free time and incur considerable expense in the process. In order to have a winning team, there must be a year-round commitment to personal fitness and training. Hockey families border on insanity in my view. I once told someone that I am glad I have four girls. Four weddings are much cheaper than hockey equipment! Now I have found out that girls hockey in Minnesota is one of the few sports with increasing numbers. Families often spend in excess of $4,000 per year on equipment, ice time and travel expenses. Add to that the personal expense of lack of sleep for young people due to late evening or early morning practices sometimes as early as 6 a.m. on weekends. It seems the problems stem from the idea of being hypercompetitive in all sports at all levels. No longer are wesatisfied with just participating. Brian Bonin is a friend of mine. Many of you hockey fans should know him. He knows a thing or two about competition. He was named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 1992 and was the Hobey Baker award winner while playing for the University of Minnesota. The last few times Brian and I talked, he expressed his dismay at the way school

Community Voices John Ingalls sports have progressed to this hypercompetitive level. He is concerned about what this means for his three boys now entering the early stages of sports competition. Winning in sports or striving to have a good team isn’t the problem. The problem comes when this is the only focus and there is no balance in life and no focus on real life priorities. Children become so overloaded with training to win that they no longer have fun. Many excellent high school athletes are so burnt out on sports that they choose to walk away from it and never look back. Sports participation rates have dropped considerably in Minnesota. Girls basketball is down 55 percent. Girls volleyball dropped by 50 percent. Boys wrestling is down by 58 percent, Basketball is cut in half. Football, down 46 percent. Hockey, 31 percent. (Pioneer Press, Bob Shaw, 3/22/09) Critics of the viewpoint have stated that sports participation results in improvement in personal qualities that will benefit individuals later in life. Leadership, team building and personal discipline are all honorable but can be learned in a less competitive environment and also outside of sports. We all need to learn that life is more than just winning in an event or game. It is having a balanced approach to life. Family togetherness needs to be more than spending hour after hour in the bleachers or multiple weekends driving young people to tournaments and training events. What’s lost is a sense of joy and happiness in participation. If all we learn from sports is winning at the expense of family, free time and fun, then the cost will be devastating. Families, please guard your time or the school sports programs will rob you of the limited weekends you will have with your young people. Save the $500 dollars from sports camp tuition and go camping together. Spend less time training and more time together. Don’t give up on athletics but try to keep the right perspective. Your life depends on it. Dr. John W. Ingalls, MD, attended the University of Wisconsin medical school, graduating in 1989. Following graduation he attended a University of Wisconsin Family Practice Residency program in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In 1992, he joined Grantsburg Clinic in Grantsburg, as an employee of Allina Health System based out of Minneapolis. In 2001, he and his wife, Tammy Ingalls, RN, purchased a satellite clinic from Allina, based in Webster. They have operated this clinic independently since 2001 under the name of Ingalls Family Medicine Clinic. He and his wife have four daughters, two of them now married and entering into health-related careers. They enjoy traveling and many outdoor recreational activities.

Senate gives its nod to Totogatic River designation MADISON — The Wisconsin State Senate unanimously passed legislation to designate portions of the Totogatic River as a state wild river. Assembly Bill 43, authored by Rep. Nick Milroy, D-Superior, was passed by voice vote and now goes to the governor for signature. Milroy credited the passage of the bill to the groundwork that was laid in the community. “The groups and individu-

als that initiated AB 43 should be very proud of their accomplishments,” said Milroy. “I’m privileged to be the author of this bill, but the real honor goes to the folks that have worked for years to protect this river.” The idea for the designation was first proposed several years ago by citizens in Washburn County and gained steam with support from the Washburn

County Board of Supervisors, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association and the Superior Days delegation. “Prior to this legislative session, it has been over 40 years since the last wild river was designated in Wisconsin,” Milroy stated. “It’s time we protect the last of our wild places.” — from the office of Rep. Milroy

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Letters t o t h e e d i t o r WTC site – highest, best use I lost two former military-CIA friends in the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. During a recent visit to New York, I had the opportunity to visit the site and spend some time reviewing the various proposals now on the table for the future of this iconic piece of real estate. Eight years have passed since the Twin Towers fell, and there yet remains a massive hole in the ground, an unhealed wound for all to see, caught up still today in bitter controversy over how the site should be developed. The stinking cloud of Wall Street greed, corruption and mismanagement hangs heavy over Lower Manhattan, further contaminating by ongoing revelations of financial chaos and selfishness that’s brought our country’s economy to the brink of total failure. Relentlessly, hopefully idealistic, I re-

turn to the idea that I began promoting to anyone who would listen less than a year after the loss of my friends and thousands of other Americans. A true measure of character in individuals and nations is the strength and wisdom to turn tragedy into triumph. The events of 9/11 have placed our country in an extraordinary position to demonstrate to the world who we really are. The opportunity comes at a time when a large portion of the Earth’s inhabitants view us in a very negative light. This could well be our rendezvous with destiny. The present United Nations Headquarters building in New York City, was completed in 1953. Over the ensuing 50 years, the U.N. has dramatically expanded in membership, staffing and tasking. The existing building is uncomfortably and inefficiently crowded, and the structure has slipped into functional obsolescence. Despite constant, costly remodeling and maintenance, the old

headquarters is in the state of decay. Millions are contributed by member nations each year for renal of alternative, temporary facilities in Manhattan and elsewhere. Highest and best use is one of the primary considerations in real estate valuation and development. The terms highest and best, when applied to human endeavors, imply a quest for quality – moral principles of peace, truth and honor. These are ideals that are recognized and shared by virtually all the world’s cultures and religions. Since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and related developments have been presented to us as an assault on not only America but the civilized world community – and that those who perished came from so many nations and cultures – why not think in terms of creating an international monument that would not only memorialize the dead but also clearly demonstrate mankind’s collective rejection of terrorism and ded-

ication to the world order. The commitment of the WTC site by its owners and the city of New York as a magnificent new United Nations Headquarters, with appropriate ground set aside specifically to perpetuate the memory of those who died there on 9/11 would, in my opinion, clearly define America’s true character and vision for a better world – and most importantly be a dynamically powerful enduring physical symbol of our belief in peace and freedom for all peoples of the Earth. The gruesome ground zero site could be converted to a beautiful and impressive, vibrant work and meeting place standing where once was manifest the most evil as well as the most noble qualities of mankind. Somehow, I think that those who died there would approve. Bradley E. Ayers Clam Falls

Announcing stimulus money for Ice Age, Scenic Riverway trails WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold announced the Department of Interior has released funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the economic stimulus, to the National Park Service to repair the Ice Age National Scenic Trail that spans across the entire state of Wisconsin for more than 1,200 miles. The $20,000 in stimulus funding will be invested in the Ice Age Scenic Trail, an important tourist attraction drawing visitors to Wisconsin from around the country, to restore the trail for safer use and to extend the life of the trail. This stimulus funding will help ensure the trails remain an attraction for outdoor enthusiasts who come far and wide to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful landscape for generations to come. “This trail is important to Wisconsin’s

tourism industry, and this stimulus funding for the Ice Age Scenic Trail will help ensure the best possible experience for outdoor enthusiasts who visit Wisconsin,” Feingold said. “This funding is critical to keeping this trail a healthy part of Wisconsin’s tourism industry, which outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country come to enjoy.” Wisconsin will also receive $40,000 in stimulus funding to rehabilitate hiking trails of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Wisconsin. The stimulus funding for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will also be used to restore the trail for safer use and extend the life of the trail. Across the country, the National Park Service is investing stimulus funding in projects to preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes, improve energy efficiency and

renewable energy use, remediate abandoned mine lands and protect and restore building at historically black colleges and universities. Feingold has

been a longtime supporter of adequately funding the National Park Service. - from the office of Sen. Feingold

Hraychuck-Milroy bill signed

Family Home and Sports Show Three-year-old Gideon DeMoe of Osceola points to the fountain he and his sister 6-year-old Anastasia, stand by for a photo. The water display by St. Croix Landscape was created for the St. Croix Family Home and Sports Show held last Saturday and Sunday at the Polk County Fairgrounds in St. Croix Falls. More photos on back page. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Co-op care gains spotlight About a year ago, over 100 business owners, self-employed individuals and other organization leaders from western Wisconsin got together in Baldwin to explore the idea of forming a regional health-care cooperative. Now, after much work and dedication, the Cooperative Health Choices of Western Wisconsin is emerging and poised to bring new health-care options to our 17county region of Northwest Wisconsin. I am enthused by the effort spearheaded by the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation and members of its western Wisconsin steering committee to launch a regional cooperative health program that will

expand choices and enhance affordability. This effort follows successful legislative reforms I worked on in 2003 and 2005 to enable cooperatives to provide health insurance. To learn more, a public webcast is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information and instructions can be found online at: htm. The webcast will be a live stream to allow attendees to send questions to presenters about the health benefit purchasing cooperatives. Small businesses are on the front lines of finding alternative means to provide affordable health care to their employees. In a cooperative model, they can band together to improve purchasing power. This regional project was modeled after the successful Farmers’ Health

Gov. Jim Doyle signs Assembly Bill 4 into law. The bill repeals a new early musky catch-and-release season and a barbless hooks requirement for musky and bass catch-and-release that were created when the state budget was signed into law in October 2007. Standing behind the governor in his office are !(L to R): Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, George Meyer, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Rep. Nick Milroy, D-Superior, Rep. Ann Hraychuck, D-Balsam Lake and Sen. Jim Holperin, D-Conover. The bill, authored by Rep. Hraychuck and Rep. Milroy, was signed into law on April 14. – Photo submitted

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Cooperative of Wisconsin, a statewide health cooperative designed by and for farmers and agribusinesses. FHCW has been in operation for two years and has over 2,200 members, providing exSheila panded benefits to a Harsdorf demographic that often had an ex10th District traordinarily difficult time getting Senate quality, affordable health care. This week, health-care cooperatives are also gaining national attention before U.S. Congress. Mr. Bill Oemichen,

president and CEO of the Cooperative Network and chief architect of FHCW, testified before the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions subcommittee as to how cooperatives can be one system in delivering quality insurance coverage nationwide. Co-op care is desirable over government-run programs, because members, not bureaucrats, exercise control over benefits and programs. Cooperatives aim for reduced costs by encouraging and incentivizing healthy lifestyles while pooling small groups and individuals to get better purchasing power. If you are interested in regular e-mail updates from the Cooperative Health Choices of Western Wisconsin or want more information, send an e-mail to me at





In Grantsburg, economic development, strong education work together by Gregg Westigard GRANTSBURG – “Economic development keeps our schools full,” Mark Dahlberg told community leaders gathered for the 19th-annual Mayor’s Breakfast Tuesday morning, April 28, at the community center. He went on to highlight how Grantsburg has attracted and kept a strong industrial base. Dahlberg and Dr. Joni Burgin, superintendent of the Grantsburg School District, celebrated the successes of the community in a time of change. Dahlberg said that the village has cre-

son why Grantsburg is a growing community with a strong employment base, Dahlberg said. The GIDC was started in 1965 by six local leaders who wanted to bring business to the area. One of their first efforts was to each put up $6,000 of their own money to help Northern Manufacturing relocate to Grantsburg from Minnesota. That company is still a strong part of the business community and anchors the industrial park. Gary Nelson, GIDC president, outlined the group’s successes over the past year, including the new 18,000-square-foot New village President Roger Panek (right) presented a plaque and gavel to his predicessor, Mark Dahlberg, at the 19th-annual Grantsburg Mayor’s Breakfast. Dahlberg is not retiring, just moving one seat to the left and taking a seat as a village trustee. - Photos by Gregg Westigard

The new Grantsburg Business Enterprise Center was built to help attract new employers to the village and to assist present companies as they expand. The 18,000-square-foot building in the industrial park is already almost fully occupied. ated tax increment finance districts as its most powerful tool to create jobs and economic development. This TIF tool, which provides loans and assistance to businesses, has been used five times in the village. The first loan, years ago, helped McNally Industries with a property purchase. Dahlberg said McNally has expanded four times since that initial assistance. Other TIF districts and loans have helped grow the North Industrial Park and Gateway Plaza. The newest TIF district is in downtown Grantsburg along the river. The Grantsburg Industrial Development Corporation has been a major rea-

Grantsburg Business Enterprise Center. Nelson said the GIDC took a lead role in saving the golf course by helping find a group to lease the course. That arrangement is working well, he added. Now on the agenda is working for a new fire station for the community. “The Grantsburg School District is working hard in a changing world to educate its students to succeed in a competing global world,” Dr. Burgin said. “The awards we have received confirm what we already knew, Grantsburg is a great school.” One of those awards recognizes Grantsburg High School as being in the

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top 2 percent of all public schools in the nation and one of the top six high schools in Wisconsin. Dr. Burgin said the district works hard to recruit the top teachers and invests its resources to help those teachers develop their strengths and grow once they are here. The district also invests heavily in the latest technology to keep its students ahead of the curve. With online learning opportunities, Grantsburg students can take courses once offered only in large suburban districts. And that opportunity is made available to parents who home school. Dahlberg concluded the breakfast by giving an overview of Grantsburg’s successes. New businesses are coming to the

village. The school district is holding its enrollment up when other districts are shrinking. The golf course is open and making money. He said that the next project is to bring the swimming pool up to new standards, a project that will need $15,000. Dahlberg added that 250 kids take swimming lessons at the pool each summer and urged the community to help raise the needed money. This was Mark Dahlberg’s last Mayor’s Breakfast as Grantsburg Village president. He “retired” to a position as a village council member and has turned over his seat at the head of the table to longtime Trustee Roger Panek

Grantsburg has many businesses in industrial park Employee parking lots look full by Gregg Westigard GRANTSBURG – A drive through the industrial park on the north end of Grantsburg revealed active employee parking lots and signs of active business in a time of business downturn in the nation. There are new businesses in attractive buildings. One bright spot is the new, and al-

most full, Grantsburg Business Enterprise Center with its landscaped lawn and modern loading docks. Almost all lots in the industrial park appear to be occupied and there are no vacant buildings. These are the businesses noticed on a drive through the industrial park and around the village: Northern Manufacturing, Parker Hannifin, Mid-State Stainless, Alion Science & Technology, McNally Industries, Kleiss Gears, Metal Products Company, E&M Machine, D.R. Tech and B&J Manufacturing.

A Kingdom of Castles

Grantsburg sixth grade had a Kingdom of Castles celebration on April 20. Many different construction materials were used: sugar cubes, rocks, Legos, pretzels, even a cake in the form of a castle. — Photos by Scott Hoffman





Iver’s Mountain trial set for October

All mining activity on hold

by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE/LAKETOWN – There will be no mining or premining activity at the Iver’s Mountain/Laketown Quarry site until after an October trial. Polk County Circuit Judge Robert Rasmussen extended an injunction on site developments during a pretrial hearing Friday, April 24, in Balsam Lake. The judge also set the week of Oct. 26 for a trial on two suits attempting to halt Mathy Construction from opening a basalt rock quarry on land the company owns in Laketown. An attorney for Mathy said an appeal to halt the injunction may be filed. Rasmussen said there were two issues involved in granting an injunction: “Is there a threat of irreparable harm to the site?” and “Is there a reasonable probability that the suits will be successful?” There is not a problem with making a finding on the harm issue, Rasmussen said. Any work on the site, including the removal of foliage or movement of the

rocks, would cause significant changes to the property that could not be put back together. The issue of a reasonable probability of success by the plaintiffs for either or both of the suits is a more difficult issue, Rasmussen said. Making a ruling that recognizes reasonable probability requires a judge to prejudge a case, he added, and he doesn’t want to do that. He said that he has not made a decision in this case but that he believes that the moratorium issue could be successful for the plaintiffs. The moratorium issue involves whether a town government can issue a moratorium on development, such as the opening of a mine, while the town is in the process of creating a comprehensive or smart-growth plan. Wisconsin has required that each local government adopt such a plan to chart its future growth. The town of Laketown has been in the process of developing its comprehensive plan for several years. Last summer the town board adopted a moratorium to limit Mathy’s work on the mine during that process. Mathy’s attorney, Allen Arntsen, said

that the moratorium is a form of zoning. Laketown has no zoning ordinance and does not have the power to limit the mine, he said. Arntsen said that Mathy has the right to operate the quarry under the law and has obtained the reclamation permit required before a nonmetallic mine is opened. He added that any delays will cause Mathy irreparable financial harm from a loss of revenue from the property. Richard Ihrig, representing a group of Laketown residents who filed the suit, cited a Wisconsin case involving the town of West Point. He said that the court ruled that a moratorium on a temporary basis to make a comprehensive plan work is not zoning but an aspect of the planning process. Rasmussen set the week of Oct. 26 through Oct. 30 for a trial on the suits. He also ordered the sides to attempt to work with a mediator in July to try to resolve the case. Public interest The Iver’s Mountain issue has drawn a large amount of public interest since it surfaced last summer. Mathy Construc-

tion bought a 378-acre piece of land in Laketown to open a quarry for basalt or traprock. The land is on the top of a long ridge bound on the north by Mountain Drive and is just north of CTH B. Mathy completed its purchase of the property, paying $1.5 million for the land, after reaching a developer’s agreement, regarding local road use, with the town board. That agreement was adopted at a meeting that was not properly noticed, according to claims from some residents. The town board later reversed that agreement. Opponents of the quarry say that the site is an important geological area and a scenic location that will be destroyed if the quarry opens. Some residents also say that the mine will damage their water supply and cause other damage. Mathy says that they purchased the land for a legal use and have met all the legal requirements for operating a quarry. Mathy says there is a large demand for the basalt material on the property and the mine will reduce the need to haul the material for road and building construction long distances.

The Big Sink winner

Mike Laqua and John Allie help Mark Buley and Kelly Green move the fish crib to its permanent spot on Coon Lake. The Frederic Arts Board extends gratitude to all local businesses who helped with the collection of tickets, to the Boy Scouts who helped build the crib, and the personnel at the village hall who helped get the crib in the lake and to its final resting place. - Special photo RIGHT: Cynthia Rintala-DeMar of the Frederic Arts Board presents Colleen Draxler her prizes for being the winner of The Big Sink event. Prizes include $50 from the Frederic Arts Board; a fishing pole, tackle box and accessories from Great Northern Outdoors; a Friday night fish fry for two from Countryside Inn, a fish soap dish by local potter Win Herberg and Soapy Sister Soap from local artist Rintala-DeMar . - Special photo

Candlelight vigil held

ABOVE: Participants in the candlelight vigil at the Frederic High School were (L to R): Don Phernetton Jr., executive director of CRA Joann Phernetton, CRA’s outreach advocate Renee’ Nanez, family preservation worker Sue Sopiwnik, Charley Jensen, Frederic 7-12 secretary Lisa Jensen, Frederic 7-12 School counselor Cara Casey, Autumn Schmidt, Ashley Wendelboe and Tyler Finch. Not pictured: Lucy Hess, Danielle Swanson, Maya Riviera, Hayden Swanson and Melanna Nelson. RIGHT: Executive director of CRA Joann Phernetton and Polk County Family Preservation and Support Project worker Sue Sopiwnik stand in front of a child-abuse prevention display during the candlelight vigil for the prevention of child abuse that was held at the Frederic 7-12 school on April 15.

Frederic’s Elementary School counselor Lucy Hess leads the walk for childabuse prevention.

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New facility planned for United Pioneer Home by Mary Stirrat LUCK — In recent years there has been a shift in philosophy regarding the form and function of nursing homes, and United Pioneer Home in Luck is delving into this as it plans a new facility. Plans have been drawn up and funding is being sought for a new facility that will be built on a 20-acre site the nursing home owns on the south side of Butternut Avenue, said UPH Administrator Dan Valentine. Rather than pursuing the old model of a medical-centered facility, built along the lines of a hospital, he said, the new complex will be “persondirected,” built along the lines of community, neighborhood, and household concepts. The design is much more conducive to relationships, with central social and community areas. A sense of community and belonging, said Valentine, has been proven to improve the health and well-being of residents. The first phase of the project consists of a 50-bed skilled nursing home and 35bed assisted living facility. These two facilities will provide for different levels of care, and will allow people the greatest amount of independence. Valentine termed it a “senior community,” accommodating residents who need anything from minimal to heavy care. The buildings are being planned with private rooms, each with a private bath, located around the perimeter. Common spaces are located in the interior. Inside the nursing home, which is composed of two “neighborhoods” of two “households” each, the design incorporates safe walking paths for people who walk or wander. Within each “neighborhood” is an outdoor courtyard, enclosed in glass, and an open kitchen and dining area.

United Pioneer Home is planning another “pioneering effort,” said Administrator Dan Valentine, in moving forward with building a senior living complex on land it owns adjacent to the school’s property. — from United Pioneer Home Abundant natural lighting is planned for the entire facility. Geothermal heating may be employed, said Valentine, a possibility because of the high-water table in that part of the village. About 13 acres of the 20-acre parcel are buildable, he said, due to low areas and wetlands. The two buildings will be connected by an enclosed walkway that will have heating and air conditioning. Smaller buildings for the main kitchen, where prep work will be done, the laundry, mechanical, therapy, chapel and other serv-

ices will be connected in the same way. “It’s a whole different concept,” said Valentine. “It’s exciting. This will be like no other nursing home in Polk or Burnett county.” Not surprising, financing is the holdup for the $6.2 million project at this point, said Valentine, with the banking industry reluctant to loan such a large sum without charging a fairly high interest rate. In May, he said, the state of Wisconsin will determine whether it is going to

continue a program that would make financing of the project an attractive venture for the banks. The program provides $10 per day, per room, in additional assistance for nursing homes that are built with 50 beds or less, with 80percent private pay. The additional funding, Valentine said, would provide the banks with assurance that the loan would be repaid. If the state continues the program, he said, funding will be applied for in June. In the event that the funding is not available, a different plan will need to be made due to repairs and upgrades that are needed at the 56-year-old facility. The current building is paid off, he said, and the nursing home has no debt, but it needs new flooring, roofing, windows and a heating system. United Pioneer Home, said Valentine, is a ministry of 16 member churches. The nursing home was first conceptualized in 1948, when these local churches identified a need to provide care and housing to the Luck community, particularly the elderly and the widows. “It’s still a ministry of those churches,” said Valentine. One of the churches recently closed its doors, he said, but stained-glass windows and pews will be incorporated into the new building and grounds. “We hope we’ll break ground this fall or next spring,” he said. “Once we get our financing, things will go pretty fast. It’s a very exciting project. “We’re going to be celebrating life. It’s about life, not about cures, living with what we have in a household, with neighbors. “It’s another pioneering effort for United Pioneer Home, like in 1948 when local churches began the process.”

Current UPH could be dorm for international students by Mary Stirrat LUCK — With plans by United Pioneer Home for the eventual construction of a new senior community in Luck, the question comes up of what will happen to the current facility. In what Luck High School Principal Mark Gobler calls “very preliminary” discussions, the school and the nursing home have explored the possibility of using the facility as a dormitory for international students. He brought the idea up at the April 27 meeting of the Luck School Board of Education. Students from other countries are interested in attending U.S. colleges, Gobler said, and need a year of high school before they are eligible to transition into college or university. There is a possibility of a partnership or understanding with the University of Minnesota, he said, following a discussion he had with staff that “import” international students.

United Pioneer Home, built in 1953, is planning to construct a new complex. The Luck School District is exploring the possibility of using the 1953 building as a dormitory for international students. — Photo by Mary Stirrat Among the benefits of pursuing the idea and utilizing UPH as a dorm, said

Gobler, is the economic impact of hiring the staff that would be needed, includ-

LEFT - Dan Nord, Dresser public works, shows Dresser elementary students how to plant a tree on Arbor Day, April 24. The school held their annual Arbor Day celebration last Friday with the planting of this flowering crab tree on the school property, donated by the village of Dresser. Julie Fox of the park service explained to students the history of Arbor Day prior to the tree planting. RIGHT - As part of the Arbor Day celebration held annually at Dresser Elementary, students participated in a coloring contest. Pictured are the winners of the contest and their posters, with Shannon Vilstrup of the Rural American Bank in Dresser, who presented the winners with their prizes. –Photos by Tammi Milberg

ing house parents and kitchen staff. In addition, he said, students from countries like India and China are typically proficient in higher-level courses, which would boost test scores while filling slots in those sometimes under-used classes. According to Gobler, there are no models for this kind of situation among public schools in the United States. However, he said, because it would be a one-year program for transitioning to college, international students would not be eligible for scholarships or for the positions of valedictorian or salutatorian. United Pioneer Home, he said, is “a sound structure.” Options for the building once the new facility is built are to either raze it or find another purpose for it. “They would like to see the building used,” said Gobler. The board directed Gobler to continue discussions on the possibility.

Arbor Day in Dresser



Administrator takes pay freeze



Luck rehires one teacher

by Mary Stirrat LUCK — Higher than anticipated registration for kindergarten at Luck Schools led the school board Monday evening to rehire teacher Kathy Herwick for the 2009-10 school year. In early March the board made the decision to lay off and reduce hours amounting to seven full-time positions, including 2-1/2 in the elementary school, to help offset an anticipated $350,000 budget shortfall for 200910. Herwick, a first-grade teacher, was among those let go. Chelsea Foeller spoke with the Luck School Board Monday night about starting a parent/teacher organization at the school. She said that, given budget constraints and teacher layoffs, she envisioned a situation where parents, teachers, and other staff would join together to help out in ways that most benefit the school. The board was in favor of the idea, and suggested she survey teachers and, when hired, the new elementary principal to determine areas of greatest need. — Photo by Mary Stirrat Herwick will be placed in either a second-grade class or a new combination class consisting of both secondand third-graders. The board voted to create a combination class at the recommendation of elementary Principal John Nichols and the elementary teachers. The reason the additional teacher is needed, however, stems from the fact that there will be more kindergartners than expected next year. This higher number has caused a shuffling of staffing through the primary grades. Nichols told the school board that 31 or 32 kindergartners were expected next year, but there are already

41 kindergartners registered. Had the number of kindergartners remained in the low 30s, the district would have been within the limits to qualify for state funding for small class sizes. To qualify for SAGE funding, the state requires a class size of no more than 15 but will usually allow an extra child or two. At 41 students in two classrooms, however, the district could lose the $150,000 it receives in SAGE, which is available for kindergarten through third grade. Nichols presented three scenarios, including the present situation with two kindergarten teachers, to the school board for consideration. Each scenario showed the number of anticipated students in each grade, with 41 in kindergarten, 34 in first grade, 35 in second grade and 37 in third grade. The scenario chosen results in three sections of kindergarten and two sections of first grade. There are two sections each of second-graders and third-graders and the combination class, which will consist of six second-graders and eight third-graders. The two sections of first-graders will have 17 students each, district Administrator Rick Palmer noted, adding that he believed the state will grant a waiver that would still allow the district to collect SAGE funding. The current kindergarten class, said Nichols, is well-functioning and will do well with the larger class size.

Administrative salaries After a closed session during the April 27 meeting of the Luck School Board, board members approved a salary freeze for both Palmer and special education Director Kristi Fenning. High school Principal/Athletic Director Mark Gobler will receive a 2-percent pay increase. Fenning, while not receiving a salary increase either, will receive full pay for each credit she has earned or will earn. According to her contract, said Palmer, Fenning would receive 60 percent for each credit, which is $37.50 per credit. The board’s decision allows her the full value of each credit, at $62.50 each. With an anticipated 15 credits earned, said Palmer, she will receive an additional $25 per credit or about $375 for the year. Palmer later said that his 2009-10 pay freeze was at his own request.

Sustainability Fair The Natural Alternative sponsored a Sustainability Fair April 18 in Luck celebrating Earth Day 2009. Among the booths present were Lillabacken Organic Dairy, Burning River Farm CSA, The Buy Local Initiative, Natural Step Study Groups, the Lakeland Citizens for Planned Development, The Natural Alternative and Smokey Meadows Farm, which served grilled organic beef burgers. The goal of the event was to create awareness concerning sustainability, to promote shopping locally and to support local growers and businesses. - Special photo

Also during the closed session, the board gave final approval to the 2007-09 contract with the teachers. Board members approved the contract at their last meeting, but the teachers union disagreed with a clause that requires notification of planned retirement by April 15. The board removed the April 15 deadline, which has not been in any previous contract. The 2007-09 teacher contract, which already expires later this year, includes a retroactive 2-percent-per-cell pay increase for the 2007-08 school year and a 3.5-percent-per-cell increase for the 2008-09 school year.

New pastor installed in Cushing Lutheran churches

Shown with Pastor Sandahl is the Rev. Todd Iverson, assistant to the bishop of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, who led the installation services on Sunday, April 26. Pastor Dorothy Sandahl is the newly ordained and installed pastor at First and Laketown Lutheran churches in Cushing. She comes from the Hampton area of Minnesota with a background in bookstore ownership, long-term care administration and now the call to ministry. Pastor Dorothy loves fun and adventure and using these gifts in this new community. She welcomes meeting new people from around the area. God brings people together in ministry and faith in the world today! Ephesians 4:1 – I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Children and online sexual exploitation

St. Croix Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Program

by LeAnn Mulroy NATIONWIDE - Sixty-one percent of 13- to 17-yearolds have a personal profile on a social-networking site; half of those have also posted pictures of themselves, not realizing the potential danger that is lurking in cyberspace. According to a report, “Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later,” out of 1,500 Internet users, ages 10 to 17, approximately one in seven received an unwanted sexual solicitation between 1999 and 2000. Online enticement is the use of the Internet to invite or persuade a child to meet for sexual acts. As with other types of sex offenders, computer-sex offenders groom their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness and gifts. These offenders often devote considerable amounts of time and money in the grooming process. They listen to and identify with the problems of children. They know the latest music, sports and other interests of children. As the offender lower the children’s inhibitions, they slowly introduce sexual content into the conversations. Some offenders immediately engage in sexually explicit conversation; others collect and trade child-pornographic images, while some seek face-to-face meetings with children. It is important for parents to understand that children can be indirectly victimized by conversation only.

Children, especially adolescents, are interested in and curious about sexuality. Because of this curiosity, they sometimes use their on-line access to seek out sexual materials and individuals. Sex offenders targeting children will use and exploit these curiosities. Your child may be seduced and manipulated by a computer-sex offender and not fully understand or see the potential danger. Your child might be at risk online if you see the following signs: Your child spends large amounts of time online; you find pornography on the computer; your child receives phone calls from people you don’t know or makes calls to numbers you don’t recognize; your child receives mail, gifts or packages from someone you don’t know; your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen when you come into the room; your child becomes withdrawn from the family; your child is using an online account belonging to someone else. To minimize the chances of an online predator victimizing your child: talk to your child about the potential on-line danger; spend time with your children online and see their favorite on-line destinations; keep the computer in a common room in the house, it is more difficult for a computer-sex offender to communicate with a child when the computer screen is visible to others; use parental controls provided by your service provider or blocking software; always maintain ac-

cess to your child’s online account and randomly check their e-mail; be up-front with your child about your access and reasons why; teach your child the responsible use of the resources online; find out what computer safeguards are used by your child’s school, public library and homes of your child’s friends, these are all places where your child could encounter a computersex offender; understand, even if your child was a willing participant in any form of sexual exploitation that they are not at fault, and they are the victim. The offender always bears the complete responsibility for his or her actions. Instruct your children to never set up a face-to-face meeting with someone they met online; never post pictures of themselves on the Internet to people they do not know; never give out identifying information such as name, address, school name or telephone number; never download pictures from an unknown source; never respond to messages or bulletin-board postings that are suggestive, obscene or harassing; that whatever they are told online may or may not be true. Report any content or activity that you suspect is illegal or criminal to local law enforcement or the Cyber Tip Line at 800-843-5678. For more information, please contact LeAnn Mulroy at the St. Croix Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program at 715-349-2195 ext. 5250, 715-645-0260 or 877-5117895.


Luck man sentenced to 100 months in prison

MADISON - Manley L. Williams, 42, Luck, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Madison to 100 months in prison without parole. Williams previously pleaded guilty to distributing approximately 18 grams of crack cocaine with co-defendant Joseph Merrill. On Sept. 9, 2006, an undercover special agent from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, working with a confidential informant, arranged to purchase crack co-

POLK COUNTY-A 26-year-old Osceola man faces charges of criminal damage to property after slashing the tires on two vehicles, thinking he was getting back at his girlfriend. The problem is, one of the vehicles he targeted for slashing tires had no connection with his girlfriend. Travis L. Miller faces two counts of criminal damage to property, one count

caine from Manley Williams. Joseph Merrill drove Williams to the drug deal, which took place outside Trego, and the undercover agent purchased 18.5 grams of crack cocaine. Co-defendant Joseph Merrill was sentenced on Feb. 27, 2009, to four years in prison without parole. Merrill’s sentence was reduced below the mandatory minimum sentence based on his early cooperation in this investigation and his willingness to testify at Williams’ trial.

United States Attorney Peterson stated that Williams’ sentencing is the second resulting from a long-term investigation being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Federal Bureau of Investigation; St. Croix Tribal Police Department; Rice Lake Police Department; Barron County Sheriff’s Department; Burnett County Sheriff’s Department; Polk County Sheriff’s Department; the Native American Drug & Gang Initiative

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of harassment and one count of stalking in connection with the April 25 incidents. According to a criminal complaint, Miller had broken up with his girlfriend and had been sending threatening text messages to her, including a message that read “Ur ___ dead, trailer trash.” In the early-morning hours of April 25, he drove to Osceola while intoxicated,

thinking he would find her at her home. He was unable to make contact with her, so he slashed two tires on a vehicle, but the vehicle belonged to someone in the adjoining lot. Miller allegedly then drove to his exgirlfriend’s parents house in Minnesota where he slashed the tires of a vehicle parked there. He left to return to Osceola but he was

and Wisconsin State Patrol. Peterson stated that the investigation is continuing and additional indictments and arrests are expected. Prosecution of the cases is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil. - with information from Erik C. Peterson, U.S. Attorney for Western District of Wisconsin

stopped and arrested for OWI in Forest Lake, Minn. Miller later admitted to slashing of tires and sending threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend on her cell phone, according to the complaint. - with information from Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Siren reorganizational meeting held April 23

by Nancy Jappe SIREN – Newly elected Siren Village Board members and the village president were sworn in during a reorganizational meeting held at the village hall Thursday, April 23. The oaths of office to Dave Alden, Tom Anderson, Josh Henry and Jan Hunter

were administered by clerk/treasurer Ann Peterson. Alden was re-elected as the board’s vice president. Committee assignments were announced. The appointment of official depositories U.S. Bank, Bremer Bank, Community Bank and the Local Government Investment Pool were approved as was

the designation of the Inter-County Leader as the board’s official newspaper. Dave Doty Sr. was approved by roll-call vote as the board member on the plan commission. The following meeting schedules were set: Buildings, grounds and parks – no meeting scheduled. Personnel & Fi-

nance – Thursday, April 30, 3:30 p.m. Roads, streets and utilities – Thursday, April 30, 4:30 p.m. Public safety – Thursday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. Plan commission – Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m. Board of review – Monday, May 11, 2 p.m.

POLK COUNTY – On April 25 about 10:15 p.m., Justin Nelson, 20, Balsam Lake, was arrested and charged with possession of TCH with intent to distribute. A Polk County police officer stopped Nelson’s car in Balsam Lake because there was no front license plate and he was unable to see a rear plate. Nelson had two passengers, who were suspects

in a recent Balsam Lake burglary. Another police officer was called. Nelson gave permission to have his car searched, which was done. A hiddencompartment style can of the type used to smoke marijuana was found, and smelled of marijuana. Nelson gave permission for a canine search of his vehicle, and the dog located two baggies of marijuana behind the gas fill door. As

the officer collected the evidence, he saw Nelson’s phone with a text message “got any weed” displayed. A number of other drug arrests were made by Polk County police officers this week, mostly for possession of marijuana. Also charged were Grace Kirby, 20, Osceola, for possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia on April 20 in Centuria; Arthur Flores, 25, Pueblo,

Colo., for possession of paraphernalia on April 24 at the Wal-Mart in St. Croix Falls; Nicholas McPheeters, 21, Luck, for possession of marijuana, marijuana and meth paraphernalia; and Cody Museus, 18, Balsam Lake, for possession of THC with intent to distribute, as well as possession of paraphernalia. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department

Multiple drug arrests this week

Lightning strikes near school

ABOVE: A perfect fort for two. (L to R): Mason Getts and Daniel Ingalls explore the top of a tree that was struck by lightning during Friday’s storm in Webster. The tree was next to a metal clothesline in Vida and Mick Sears’ backyard. Some of the debris landed as far away as the school playground, some 300 feet away. TOP RIGHT: The white house in the background is the home of Vida and Mick Sears. A tree in the backyard was struck by lightning and the debris landed some 300 feet away, including the elementary school playground across the street. Some debris was even reported to have landed on the school roof. Four adjacent homeowners reported damage. RIGHT: Shown is damage from a lightning strike in Vida and Mick Sears’ backyard. The trunk of the tree was found next door, 125 feet from where it stood before the strike. Photos by Bridget Getts





Grantsburg seniors stepping up as school volunteers by Priscilla Bauer GRANTSBURG – As Helen Baker sits at a small table just outside Julie Lee’s classroom waiting for her next student to arrive, the retired kindergarten and elementary teacher doesn’t seem to mind sitting in a chair made for a first-grader, nor does she mind the fact she is back at school. With over 40 years of teaching to her credit, Baker has certainly put in her time. Some might think she’d have seen enough of the halls of learning, but that’s exactly where Baker can be found every Tuesday morning. Baker is one of eight volunteers enrolled in Grantsburg School’s Senior Tax Exchange Program which works in various classrooms in the district’s schools. Volunteers in STEP not only feel the personal reward that comes with giving back to their community; they also see a financial benefit. The program not only gives eligible senior volunteers the opportunity to share their experience and special talents but also gives them the opportunity to earn a tax credit on their property-tax bill. Any senior who is a resident of the Grantsburg School District receiving Social Security and has taxable property is eligible. This is Grantsburg’s second year using STEP volunteers. The program, started as a pilot program in Colorado, was first used in Wisconsin by the Kaukauna District and has been used by districts statewide since 1995. Cindi Throngard, the district’s STEP coordinator, said the program works by matching senior volunteers to the school’s specific needs and the volunteer’s own special talents. Volunteer opportunities include one-to-one tutoring, classroom help, craft projects, sharing their ex-

Hospice Spring Fling

Joe Muench, executive director of Regional Hospice Services of Spooner/Grantsburg, and Kathy Hansen, hospice volunteer coordinator, stood behind a quilt made by Vikki Amundson, Frederic, in memory of her father, Joseph Weber. The selling of raffle tickets on the quilt, along with silent auction items and drawings, were part of the program at the 10th-Annual Spring Fling Gala held at the Northwoods Crossing Event Center, Siren, Saturday, April 25. All the proceeds from the event went to Regional Hospice of Spooner/Grantsburg, a nonprofit organization. – Photo by Nancy Jappe

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STEP volunteer Elaine Michel helps Nelson School kindergartner Simon Bunting papier-mâché his dinosaur egg. Michel also volunteers in her grandchildren’s classrooms at Grantsburg Elementary and Middle schools. — Special photos perience of a trade or occupation, assisting with computers and clerical work. Senior volunteers fill out time sheets for the number of hours volunteered. The district keeps track of these hours and a credit of $5 per hour is given with a maximum of 80 hours credit per volunteer for the year. Seniors receive a payment for their time in the form of a two-party check issued to the volunteer and the appropriate city, village or the county treasurer. Baker says she enjoys the time she spends tutoring Lee’s first-graders in reading. “Teaching has always been my passion,” said Baker, who feels her time volunteering has been a very worthwhile experience. “It’s a way of giving back to the school.” Lee says having a volunteer with Baker’s dedication and experience has been great for her students. “It means a lot to have Helen and all my volunteers in my classroom,” said Lee. “Helen keeps my kids reading. The practice my students get with her helps with their reading fluency, the ability to read more quickly and smoothly,” Lee explained. “And the consistency she gives them is so important.” Out at Nelson School, Elaine Michel had her hands full – full of flour paste. Michel, another STEP volunteer, was helping kindergartners make papier-mâché dinosaur eggs. “I usually volunteer at the elementary and middle schools, said Michel, who is also a janitor at Nelson, “but when Mrs. Newby needed some extra hands, I said I would stay and help.” Michel has three grandchildren at the elementary school, and two at the middle school and is able to spend some of her volunteer time in each of their classrooms. Michel says she also takes home projects needing cutting or pasting. “Those hours count, too,” explained Michel. “I help out with whatever the teachers need done.” While Michel likes getting a break on her taxes, she, like Baker, volunteers for the rewards she receives by

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Engstrom sets sights on Vancouver

Training begins close to home this summer by Marty Seeger SIREN – Molly Engstrom has been a busy girl over the past winter and no doubt, well-deserving of a long break. The Siren native called from Toronto, Canada, on a recent Sunday and was an hour away from hopping on a flight to Mexico for a week vacation. (She’s since been back from Mexico without any flulike symptoms). Engstrom really doesn’t need any introduction to the hometown crowd. The longtime defenseman has garnered her share of success not only during her 2002-2005 hockey career at UW-Madison but in 2006, when she and Team USA earned the bronze medal in Turin, Italy. Most recently, Engstrom was named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s list of the top 10 players of the decade. She was one of two Badgers to make the list and one of only two Badgers in program history to earn first-team All-American honors. The list goes on an on as far as accomplishments go, but there’s really only one thing on the mind of Engstrom these days and that’s the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada, next winter. Engstrom and the Women’s National Team defeated Canada 4-1 on April 14, at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship in Finland. It’s the team’s third world championship in the past four years, and a similar situation to where the team was at in 2005 when they won the world title, an d eventually won bronze in 2006. “I was regularly in the rotation playing, so I was seeing a lot of ice in those games,” Engstrom said about the team’s world title. At this point in her career, the 26-yearold is a veteran of the team and expects to grace the 23-player roster, which includes three goalies. She’ll also be familiar with Team USA coach, Mark Johnson, who not only coached the Badgers since 2002, but also coached the Women’s National Team in Finland. Johnson coached two Badgers teams to national titles since 2002 and has a storied background. He spent 11 seasons in the NHL and was a key member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice team that upset the Soviet Union in the

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Molly Engstrom is eyeing up yet another trip to the Olympics in 2010. The Siren native and Team USA took the bronze medal in 2006 and no doubt has their sights set on a gold medal. – Photo courtesy of USA Hockey/Nancie Battaglia semifinals. He scored twice in the game against the Soviets and had an assist on the winning goal against Finland to help the USA to a gold medal. “Anything can happen at this point,” Engstrom said. “Mark knows who he wants. We’ve got a really good group, we’re close, and right now we’re putting a good product on the ice.” Engstrom says the team is basically the same as it was over a year ago, and only two players have suffered injuries. So far, Engstrom has stayed healthy and has felt strong over the past year and a half. “I’m doing really well, and my back is holding up for me,” she said. Right now Engstrom says she’s more focused on what she can do to win and make the team more successful. It’ll be nothing but training this summer for Engstrom, with much of it being focused off the ice and in the weight room along with teammate Jenny Potter of Edina,

Minn. Potter’s husband trains hockey players as well, so Engstrom knows she’ll be in good hands. Plus, she’ll be close to home. The Olympic tryouts are scheduled for Blaine, Minn., in August, and several exhibition games are scheduled prior to the Olympics, beginning in September. “Once August rolls around we’re going to be focused on what’s happening in the next couple of months,” Engstrom said. By this time next year the Olympic games will be all over, but Engstrom is ready for the challenge and is confident about the team and coaches. With a No. 1 ranking heading into Vancouver, Team USA could be a force to reckon with. “I can’t say enough about our group of girls and the staff that we have,” Engstrom said.

Cross country defeated by close margin at Siren School by Nancy Jappe SIREN – The Siren School Board, by a vote of 4-3, defeated a motion to reinstate cross country as a sport offered in the school district. Four prospective team members, Mike Wampfler, Nate Larson, Jake Stiemann and Eric Keith, were on hand to push for acceptance of the sport. Wampfler’s mother, Deb, and Siren teacher Becky Walsh also voiced their support for the program during the public-comments section at the April 27 board meeting. “It’s good to have a choice out there (for the kids) to do something,” Deb

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Siren High School students, (L to R) Mike Wampfler, Nate Larson, Jake Stiemann and Eric Keith, came to the Siren School Board Monday, April 27, to urge the board to reinstate cross country in the district. Wampfler’s mother, Deb (shown on the left) added her voice of support for the program during public comments, as did Siren teacher Becky Walsh. – Photo by Nancy Jappe

••• MADISON – UW-Madison freshman, and 2008 Grantsburg grad, Vanessa Kleiss, has been busy with the Badgers rowing team this season. After starting out with the novice team, Kleiss earned a spot with the varsity at the Lake Natoma Invitational in Gold River, Calif. Kleiss competed with the varsity four boat, and the team Vanessa Kleiss placed second overall behind California and in front of Stanford. The Big Ten Championships in rowing will be held on Saturday, May 2, in Columbus, Ohio. ••• FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s volleyball team ended the regular season with win over Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 11. Former Saints athlete Andy Nelson had nine blocks, including six in the fourth game, to go along with eight kills and one ace. Ball State entered the MIVA tournament on Saturday, April 25, and won the match 3-0. Nelson had four blocks and six kills. Ball State plays Lewis University in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, April 30. ••• HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Former Saint Brenna Martens, current Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s golfer, tied for fourth place overall at the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship with a 237 (+21). With that score, Martens earned a spot on the All-Tournament first team squad. ••• DUBUQE, Iowa. – Frederic native Jacob Friberg placed eighth overall in the pole vault for the UW-Platteville track team on Saturday, April 25. Friberg vaulted 1405.25, while teammate Scott Howard vaulted to second place with a 1505.00. Friberg is a senior this year for the Pioneers. The WIAC champi- Jacob Friberg onships will be held this Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, in Oshkosh. ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4 p.m. on Tuesdays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete who will be playing collegiate sports in 2009 and hasn’t been mentioned, send us an e-mail and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld

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Eagles edge Saints by two strokes Take first at Frederic Golf Course by Marty Seeger FREDERIC – For the first time this season, all of the Leader Land golf teams were able to gather at the Frederic Golf Course for an invite Monday, April 27. After taking a solid third place at the Barron Invite last Wednesday, Luck slipped to a fourth-place finish with a team total of 184, while the Unity Eagles grabbed first place with an overall 166. Unity’s Reed Sorensen was a key to the Eagles success, with each golfer going just nine holes. Sorensen was the top individual on the evening with a 37, with Sam Bengtson shooting 41, Brandon Stencil 43 and Ben Bengtson with 45. Jake Bengtson was in the team’s fifth spot with a 49. The Saints grabbed second place overall with Kyle Christensen leading with a 39 and Blake Yunker in a close second with a 41. Grantsburg took third with Kyle Johnson leading with 42 and Connar Goetz shooting 43. Brad Berner landed a 44. Luck’s fourth-place finish was led by Dylan Fultz who shot a 41 and Carson Giller’s 45. Fifth went to Webster with 195, and Mitchell Elliot and Alex Clemmons led with scores of 45. Siren went sixth place with Luke Bollant leading with 45, while Frederic wrapped up the seventh spot with Ian Anderson leading the team with a 47. Chris Hopp shot a 48 for the Vikings. Luck golfers take third at Barron BARRON – The Cardinals golf team took third place at the Barron Invitational last Wednesday, April 22, behind the first-place Superior and second-place Northwestern. Luck scored 330 behind Northwestern’s 322 and Superior’s 312. The tournament hosted 18 teams. “I was very happy to place third out of 18 schools. It was a real good team score this early in the season,” said coach Rick Giller. “Roger Steen played extremely well, saying it was his putting that did it for him.“ The Cardinals were consistent in individual scoring with Steen and Dylan Fultz leading, shooting 82 and Carson Giller and Christian McCabe shooting 83s. Two area golfers placed in the top 10, including Blake Yunker of St. Croix Falls and Grantsburg’s Tony Folk. Both shot 79, along with three others. The medalist on the day was Ladysmith’s Jake Nelson with a 69. Unity placed fifth overall as a team with a 342, Granstburg took sixth, 345, St. Croix Falls took seventh, 347, and Webster took 10th overall with 376. Unity’s Sam Bengtson led the Eagles with an 82 and Webster’s Mitchell Elliot led with an 87.

Siren senior Ben Clasen drives the ball on hole No. 1 at Frederic.

Frederic’s Brent Crandell drives the ball during the Vikings Invitational on Monday, April 27.

Luck’s Dylan Fultz tops the conference in points so far this season. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld

Kyle Johnson, of Grantsburg, watches his hit at the first hole at the Frederic Golf Course. Unity’s Reed Sorenson’s finish of a 37 helped the Eagles to their team win at the Frederic Invitational.

Unity’s Sam Bengston tied with three other area golfers for third place at the Frederic Invite.

St. Croix Falls Saint golfer Kyle Christensen finished second in Frederic with a score of 39. 2009 Golf All-Conference Points Standing Individual Points Name Points School Dylan Fultz 54 Luck Reed Sorenson 50 Unity Brandon Stencil 46 Unity Kyle Johnson 36 Grantsburg Luke Bollant 32 Siren Derek Sando 30 Grantsburg John Mikl 30 St. Croix Falls Blake Yunker 26 St. Croix Falls Kyle Christensen 28 St. Croix Falls Sam Bengtson 26 Unity Jake Bengtson 24 Unity Carson Giller 24 Luck Brad Berner 24 Grantsburg Rhett Warner 18 St. Croix Falls Connar Goetz 18 Grantsburg Josh Yunker 14 St. Croix Falls Mitchell Elliott 12 Webster Justin Decorah 10 Siren Tony Folk 10 Grantsburg Ben Bengston 8 Unity Alex Clemmons 8 Webster Scott Stromberg 4 Webster

Barron Golf Invitational (4-22-09) Rolling Oaks Golf Course Team Scores Place Team Score 1st Superior 312 2nd Northwestern 322 3rd Luck 330 4th Hayward 341 5th Unity 342 6th Grantsburg 345 7th St. Croix Falls 347 8th Cumberland 350 9th Ladysmith 366 10thT Webster 376 10thT Park Falls 376 12thT Chetek 394 12thT Bloomer 394 14th Spooner 395 15th Turtle Lake 398 16th Barron 402 17th Bruce 434 18th Flambeau 439 Individual Scores Name Score School Blake Yunker 79 St. Croix Falls Tony Folk 79 Grantsburg Dylan Fultz 82 Luck Roger Steen 82 Luck Sam Bengtson 82 Unity Carson Giller 83 Luck Christian McCabe 83 Luck Connar Goetz 83 Grantsburg Brandon Stencil 84 Unity John Mikl 86 St. Croix Falls Reed Sorensen 86 Unity Mitchell Elliott 87 Webster Josh Yunker 88 St. Croix Falls Jake Bengtson 90 Unity Derek Sando 91 Grantsburg Brad Berner 92 Grantsburg Ben Bengtson 93 Unity Kyle Johnson 94 Grantsburg Rhett Werner 94 St. Croix Falls Chris Aldrich 95 Luck Alex Clemmons 95 Webster Karl Weber 97 Webster Scottie Stromberg 97 Webster CJ Stenberg 98 St. Croix Falls Dan Erickson 100 Webster

Webster’s Mitchell Elliott was one of the golfers in the first group at Frederic. Elliott finished with a score of 45. Frederic Golf Invitational (4-27-09) Frederic Golf Course Team Scores Place Team Score 1st Unity 166 2nd St. Croix Falls 168 3rd Grantsburg 175 4th Luck 184 5th Webster 195 6th Siren 202 7th Frederic 205 Individual Scores Name Score School Reed Sorensen 37 Unity Kyle Christensen 39 St. Croix Falls Dylan Fultz 41 Luck Blake Yunker 41 St. Croix Falls Sam Bengtson 41 Unity Kyle Johnson 42 Grantsburg Connar Goetz 43 Grantsburg Brandon Stencil 43 Unity John Mikl 44 St. Croix Falls Brad Berner 44 Grantsburg Josh Yunker 44 St. Croix Falls Carson Giller 45 Luck Luke Bollant 45 Siren Ben Bengtson 45 Unity Mitchell Elliott 45 Webster Alex Clemmons 45 Webster Tony Folk 46 Grantsburg Ian Anderson 47 Frederic Derek Sando 47 Grantsburg Justin Decorah 47 Siren Chris Hopp 48 Frederic Roger Steen 49 Luck Chris Aldrich 49 Luck Jake Bengtson 49 Unity Christian McCabe 50 Luck Karl Weber 50 Webster Brent Crandell 53 Frederic Ben Clasen 53 Siren Scott Stromberg 55 Webster Dayton Rivera 57 Frederic Kevin Niedenfuer 57 Siren William Primm 61 Frederic Dan Erickson 65 Webster Jordan Sargent 67 Siren Rhett Werner 69 St. Croix Falls








Conference teams first face-off in Frederic

Luck’s Roger Steen threw discus and shot put for the Cardinals at Frederic on Thursday.

Siren’s Kendra Jones took sixth place in the shot put during the Frederic Invitational.

Frederic Track Invitational (4-23-09) Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Webster 152.5 2nd Unity 83.5 3rd Frederic 81.0 4th Clear Lake 78.5 5th Luck 75.0 6th Shell Lake 60.5 7th Turtle Lake/Clayton 60.0 8th St. Croix Falls 56.0 9th Grantsburg 47.0 10th Siren 7.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Arnold Gorr, L, 11.0; 2. Dustin McKinney, U, 11.6; 3T. Tyler Calabria, F, 11.7; 5T. Dan Pope, W, 11.8; 5T. Tyler Christensen, U, 11.8; 7. Derek Bertelson, G, 11.9. 200-meter dash - 1. Arnold Gorr, L, 22.9; 4. Nick Morgan, L, 23.6; 6. Travis Murphy, SCF, 24.1; 7. Tyler Calabria, F, 24.2; 8. Dan Pope, W, 24.3. 400-meter dash - 3. Nick Morgan, L, 53.7; 4. Landen Strilzuk, L, 54.0; 5. Kyle Godfrey, W, 55.2; 6. Jason Jensen, G, 56.6; 7T. Rush Hickethier, U, 56.9. 800-meter run - 1. Quentin Johnson, W, 2:10.5; 2. Bryan Krause, W, 2:11.7; 6. JT Elmgren, W, 2:27.6. 1,600-meter run - 1. Jack Taylor, W, 4:54.3; 2. Jake Rademacher, SCF, 5:00.1; 3. Nick Krinkie, W, 5:00.5; 4. Devin Greene, W, 5:03.9; 5. Josiah Lund, F, 5:18.5; 6. Matt Emerson, G, 5:21.3. 3,200-meter run - 1. Jack Taylor, W, 10:42.1; 2. Nick Krinkie, W, 11:04.7; 4. Joey Erickson, W, 11:13.7; 5. Alex Frey, SCF, 12:19.00; 6. Josiah Lund, F, 12:32.6; 7. Rashuad Kelash, SCF, 12:48. 110-meter hurdles - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 15.8; 3. Nolan Kriegel, W, 17.8; 5. Ryan Brickle, W, 19.2; 6. Alec Carlson, U, 19.8; 7. Tim Sundstrom, W, 19.9; 8. Mitchell Galle, U, 20.7. 300-meter hurdles - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 44.3; 3. Zach Zelinski, SCF, 47.0; 4. Ryan Brickle, W, 47.2; 6. Alec Carlson, U, 49.9; 7. Nolan Kriegel, W, 50.07; 7. Tim Sundstrom, W, 50.0. 4x100-meter relay - 2. Frederic, 47.0; 4. Unity, 48.0; 5. St. Croix Falls, 48.8; 6. Grantsburg, 49.0; 7. Webster, 49.3. 4x200-meter relay - 2. Unity, 1:39.6; 3. Webster, 1:42.5; 4. St. Croix Falls, 1:44.00; 5. Frederic, 1:46.2; 6. Siren, 1:53.4. 4x400-meter relay - 1. Webster, 3:40.4; 2. Grantsburg, 3:52.1; 5. Unity, 3:57.3; 6. Frederic, 2:03.9; 7. St. Croix Falls, 4:13.0. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Webster, 8:48.1; 2. Frederic, 9:39; 4. St. Croix Falls, 9:55; 6. Grantsburg, 10:04.7; 7. Unity, 10:09.7. High jump - 1. Tony Larson, G, 5-10; 4T. Luke Hilleshiem, U, 5-04; 4T. Steven Krueger, U, 504; 6T. Tim Sundstrom, W, 5-02; 6T. Zac Rintoul, SCF, 5-02. Pole vault - 2. AJ Walsh-Brenizer, L, 11-00; 3. Luke Hilleshiem, U, 10-06; 4. Toy Larson, G, 10-00; 5. Lance Peper, U, 9-06; 6. Ben Jensen, W, 9-06; 7. Zac Rintoul, SCF, 9-01; 8. Nick Lindgren, G, 8-06. Long jump - 1. Landen Strilzuk, L, 20-09; 2. Kyle Godfrey, W, 19-08.75; 4. Rush Hickethier, U, 18-07.75; 5. Dustin McKinney, U, 18-06.25; 6. Jason Jensen, G, 18-02.5; 7. Damian Hubbell, S, 17-10.75. Triple jump - 1. Landen Strilzuk, L, 41-01; 2. Zach Anderson, F, 40-03; 5. Luke Hilleshiem, U, 35-04; 8. Nolan Kriegel, W, 35-05.5. Shot put - 1. Cody Gruel, F, 41-05; 2. James Longhenry, L, 41-00.75; 3. Ryan Larson, SCF, 40-02.75; 4. Mitchell Evenson, G, 39-09; 5. Jessie Janssen, W, 39-08.25; 6. Joe Swanson, U, 39-02; 7. Seth Stoner, S, 38-07.75; 8. Roger Steen, L, 3710. Discus - 1. Joe Swanson, U, 127-04.5; 2. Ryan Larson, SCF, 126-07; 3. Cody Gruel, F, 120-08; 4. Dan Pope, W, 119-00; 5. Kyler Liljenburg, W, 114-10; 6. Ben Shives, W, 110-11; 7. James Longhenry, L, 107-02; 8. Matt Evenson, G, 10611.

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Webster’s Jack Taylor, Nick Krinkie, Devin Greene and St. Croix Falls’ Jake Rademacher finished in the top four places of the 1,600-meter run during the Frederic Invite on Thursday, April 23. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld

Siren’s Sarah Howe finished first in the 1,600-meter run, followed closely by Frederic’s Megan Anderson and Sarah Knauber.

Clear Lake Track Invitational (4-28-09) Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Frederic 113.5 2nd Luck 110.0 3rd Turtle Lake/Clayton 101.0 4th Clear Lake 98.0 5th Shell Lake 67.0 6th Boyceville 63.5 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Arnold Gorr, L, 11.79; 3. Nick Morgan, L, 11.93. 200-meter dash - 1. Arnold Gorr, L, 23.69. 400-meter dash - 3. Landen Strilzuk, L, 54.21; 4. Ben Ackerley, F, 56.87; 5. Ben Nelson, F, 58.40. 800-meter run - 2. Nick Morgan, L, 2:18.15. 1,600-meter run - 2. Josiah Lund, F, 5:28.09. 3,200-meter run - 2. Ben Nelson, F, 11:19.87. 110-meter hurdles - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 16.59; 4. Tony Peterson, F, 19.15. 300-meter hurdles - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 43.03; 4. Tony Peterson, F, 45.43; 6. AJ Walsh-Brenizer, 49.21. 4x100-meter relay - 3. Frederic, 50.96. 4x200-meter relay - 2. Frederic, 1:49.03. 4x400-meter relay - 4. Frederic, 4:03.67. 4x800-meter relay - 4. Frederic, 9:58.23. High jump - 2T. Zach Anderson, F, 5-08; 4. Adam Anderson, L, 5-06; 6. Robert Kirk, F, 504. Pole vault - 2. AJ Walsh-Brenizer, L, 10-00; 5. Cody Hallanger, F, 7-00; 6T. Joel Anderson, F, 7-00. Long jump - . Landen Strilzuk, L, 19-08. Triple jump - 1. Landen Strilzuk, L, 39-11.5; 2. Zach Anderson, F, 38-08. Shot put - 1. Cody Gruel, F, 41-11; James Longhenry, L, 40-01.75; 3. Adam Anderson, L, 36-06; 4. John Chelmo, F, 36-03. Discus - 1. Cody Gruel, F, 128-06.5; 2. James Longhenry, L, 107-02.5; 5. Adam Anderson, L, 99-01.

Unity’s Steven Krueger and Grantsburg’s Daniel Gaffney stay close in stride during their turn in the 4x800meter relay. Clear Lake Track Invitational (4-28-09) Girls Team Results Place Team Points 1st Frederic 211.0 2nd Clear Lake 98.5 3rd Turtle Lake/Clayton 70.0 4th Shell Lake 66.5 5th Boyceville 56.0 6th Luck 2.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 13.43; 3. Candace Buck, F, 14.08. 200-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 27.31; 6. Amanda Blok, F, 29.71. 400-meter dash - 2. Calla Karl, F, 1:05.53. 800-meter run - 1. Calla Karl, F, 2:43.53; 4. Megan Anderson, F, 2:45.86; 5. Sarah Knauber, F, 2:46.46. 1,600-meter run - 1. Megan Anderson, F, 5:48.80; 3. Sarah Knauber, F, 6:02.90; 6. Leah Engebretson, F, 6:46.25. 3,200-meter run - 1. Sam Nelson, F, 12:30.03; 4. Megan Anderson, F, 16:00. 100-meter hurdles - 3. Adrianna Otte, F, 19.40; 4. Jade Johnson, F, 19.80; Karry Simpson, F, 20.37. 300-meter hurdles - 1. Sam Nelson, F, 51.46; 4. Adrianna Otte, F, 57.30; 5. Karry Simpson, F, 59.47. 4x100-meter relay - 1. Frederic, 53.83. 4x200-meter relay - 2. Frederic, 2:04.53. 4x400-meter relay - 3. Frederic, 4:50.45. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Frederic, 10:50.4. High jump - 1. Amanda Blok, F, 5-00; 5. Calla Karl, F, 4-06. Pole vault - 1T. Becca Anderson, F, 7-00. Long jump - 4. Candace Buck, F, 14-02.5; 6. Jade Johnson, F, 14-00.5. Triple jump - 1. Jade Johnson, F, 30-03.75; 2. Candace Buck, F, 30-01.5. Shot put - 1. Allison Anderson, F, 28-03.5; 4. Cathryn McConnell, F, 26-09; 5. Brittney Danielson, L, 26-09. Discus - 2. Allison Anderson, F, 80-02.5; 5. Cathryn McConnell, F, 69-04.5.

Frederic Track Invitational (4-23-09) Girls Team Results Place Team Points 1st Frederic 195.50 2nd Turtle Lake/Clayton 84.33 3rd Webster 79.00 4th Siren 67.00 5th Clear Lake 62.00 6th Unity 58.00 7th St. Croix Falls 53.25 8th Grantsburg 41.25 9th Shell Lake 40.50 10th Luck 9.00 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 12.8; 3. Candace Buck, F, 13.6; 5. Melissa Gustavson, E, 13.9; 6T. Nikki Ticknor, G, 14.0; 6T. Haley St. Amand, U, 14.0; 8. Tanesha Carlson, F, 14.2. 200-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 26.8; 4T. Kendra Spurgeon, W, 29.7; 4T. Lauren Richter, SCF, 29.7; 6T. Kendra Wells, F, 30.8. 400-meter dash - 1. Calla Karl, F, 1:02.9; 5. 5. Marnie Rozumalski, L, 1:11.2; 6. Katie Gutzmer, L, 1:12.2; 7. Amanda Kackman, F, 1:12.8; 8. Sara Underwood, F, 1:13.2. 800-meter run - 1. Calla Karl, F, 2:46.6; 3. Sarah Knauber, F, 2:48.7; 5. Megan Anderson, F, 2:48.7; 6. Chris Stoll, W, 3:00.2; 7. Meghan Smith, SCF, 3:02.9; 1,600-meter run - 1. Sarah Howe, S, 6:00.40; 2. Megan Anderson, F, 6:00.80; 3. Sarah Knauber, F, 6:02.40; 5. Bailey Bergmann, SCF, 6:16.40; 6. Angela Gaffney, G, 6:20.30; 7. Katherine Ebensperger, U, 6:30.10; 8. Leah Engebretson, F, 6:32.00. 3,200-meter run - 1. Sam Nelson, F, 12:27; 2. Sarah Howe, S, 12:55.4; 3. Angela Gaffney, G, 13:20.8; 5. Sarah Walsh, W, 14:27.17; 7. Megan Anderson, F, 16:28.9. 100-meter hurdles - 2. Michelle Gibbs, W, 18.4; 4. Jade Johnson, F, 19.4; 5. Steph Kothlow, U, 18.44; 6. Adrianna Otte, F, 20.2; 7. Karry Simpson, F, 20.9; 8. Jayme Mitchell, W, 21.6. 300-meter hurdles - . Sam Nelson, F, 52.0; 3. Katheryn Zahler, U, 58.1; 4. Kayla Bixler, SCF, 59.4; 6. Steph Kothlow, U, 59.7; 7. Adrianna Otte, F, 59.9; 8. Karry Simpson, F, 1:00. 4x100-meter relay - 1. Frederic, 52.5; 4. Grantsburg, 56.1; 6. Webster, 58.5; 7. Unity, 58.5; 8. St. Croix Falls, 59.1. 4x200-meter relay - 3. Frederic, 1:59; 4. Webster, 1:59.2; 5. Unity, 2:00.8; 6. St. Croix Falls, 2:05.1; 8. Grantsburg, 2:08.6. 4x400-meter relay - 2. St. Croix Falls, 4:49.00; 4. Frederic, 4:50.10; 5. Siren, 6:17.6. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Frederic, 10:45; 2. St. Croix Falls, 12:02.70; 3. Unity, 12:11.30; 5. Webster, 12:32.70. High jump - 1T. Kortney Morrin, G, 5-00; 1T. Megan Finch, G, 5-00; 3. Amanda Blok, F, 4-08; 4T. Calla Karl, F, 4-06; 7T. April Johnson, U, 404; 7T. Steph Kothlow, U, 4-04. Pole vault - 1. Shaina Pardun, W, 7-05; 2T. Paige Merek, SCF, 7-00; 2T. Becca Anderson, F, 7-00; 2T. Kortney Morrin, G, 7-00; 2T. Sam Nelson, 7-00; 7T. Mackenzie Koelz, W, 6-00; 7T. Kady Meyer, SCF, 6-00. Long jump - 1. Ashley Johnson, U, 15-09; 2. Daphne Hubbell, S, 15-05; 3. Jenna Christensen, U, 15-03; 4. Candace Buck, F, 15-02.50; 6. Jade Johnson, F, 14-10.25; 7. Tanesha Carlson, F, 14-08.25. Triple jump - 1. Jade Johnson, F, 31-03.75; 3. Candace Buck, F, 30-09; 5. Michelle Gibbs, W, 30-04; 7. Tatyana Pope, W, 28-06.5; 8. Sarah Petznick, SCF, 28-05.5. Shot put - 1. Reba Smallwood, W, 29-09; 2. Daphne Hubbell, S, 29-03.50; 3. Allison Anderson, F, 28-11.25; 4. Mary Johnson, W, 28-10.50; 5. Ashley Guevara, S, 28-00.75; 6. Kendra Jones, S, 27-00.75; 7. Cathryn McConnell, F, 2603; 8. Brittney Danielson, L, 26-02.75. Discus - 1. Ashley Guevara, S, 96-9.5; 2. Kendra Jones, S, 96-4.5; 3. Reba Smallwood, W, 88-00; 4. Amanda Kuske, U, 83-6; 5. Daphne Hubbell, S, 82-05; 6. Mary Johnson, W, 81-09.5; 7. Allison Anderson, F, 81-03; 8. Brittney Danielson, L, 74-00.








Webster/Siren make comeback for first season win Frederic holds on at Unity Webster/Siren 6, Luck 5 by Brenda Sommerfeld WEBSTER – The young Webster/Siren team got a taste of victory against Luck on Tuesday, April 28. The Webster/Siren team was down 5-1 starting out their batting in the seventh inning. With two outs, Webster/Siren had an at-bat sequence to win the game, 6-5, with pitcher Siiri Larsen touching home for the final run. “We actually put the ball in play,” Webster/Siren coach Scott Hoefs said. “That’s what we’ve been trying to stress. You’ve got to make some contact and make them make a play.” Luck started out the game with a 2-0 lead, with runs from leadoff batter Krystal Stage and Maria Lehmann, after the first. Melissa Jenssen hit a triple in the fourth and scored for Luck on a wild pitch. Webster/Siren’s first batter in the third inning, Ally Rydell, scored the team’s first run. The Cardinals scored two more runs, one by Stage and one by Ali Lehmann in the seventh before Webster/Siren took their place at bat. Nikki Steiner was taken out by a popfly catch in right field. Ellie Isaacson hit a grounder to shortstop and was thrown

Webster/Siren’s Siiri Larsen plows into home after a wild pitch while Luck’s Melissa Jenssen defends the plate. Larsen was called safe scoring her team’s winning run. Batter Kayla Duclon watches. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld out at first. Next up was Rydell who hit a single. Stange was hit by a pitch, and Samantha Kopecky was walked to first. With the bases loaded, Megan Baasch stepped up to the plate. Baasch hit a triple, bringing all three previous batters home. “That was a big one,” Hoefs com-

mented. “The bottom half of the order, they did a nice job of getting on in front of her.” Baasch was brought home by a singlebase hit by Larsen tying the game, 5-5. Larsen stole second base and made it to third on a single hit by Rose Kopecky. Kayla Duclon was at bat and received a wild pitch that brought Larsen running home. After some deliberating, the umpires called Larsen safe, giving Webster/Siren their first win of the season. “The question was when you come home you’re supposed to slide. It was an in-between, was she sliding or wasn’t she,” Hoefs explained. “But the other thing is the person that is at home plate also has to have the ball, and I don’t think she had the ball. It was a bing, bing play and we got it.” Grantsburg 10, St. Croix Falls 0 ST. CROIX FALLS – The Grantsburg Pirates shut out another opponent during their 10-0 win over the St. Croix Falls Saints on Tuesday, April 28. The Saints gave Grantsburg 10 walks, and the Pirates had six hits and no strikeouts to manage their 10 runs.

Unity’s Jordyn Christensen was tagged out at home by Frederic’s Alex Lonetti Tuesday night at Unity. – Photo by Marty Seeger

Frederic 5, Unity 3 BALSAM LAKE – After a long night of softball in Rush City, Minn., on Monday night the Vikings were able to hold onto

Grantsburg defeated the St. Croix Falls team 10-0 on Tuesday night. – Photo by Scott Hoffman another win against Unity the following Tuesday. Frederic went nine innings against Rush City but was able to hold off a scrappy Eagles team that didn’t want to go away without a fight. Chrissy Chenal pitched six innings after going all nine innings the night before and allowed just three hits, had eight strikeouts, two walks and gave up no runs. Frederic got three runs early when Chenal and Vanessa Neumann got on base due to Eagle errors with two outs. Krysta Laqua and Lauren Domagala each singled, and at the end of the first, the Vikings had a three-run lead. Chenal singled in the top of the third inning and Tara Anderson also singled to help get the Vikings two more runs. Then, with a five-run lead and the Vikings looking to close out the game, the Eagles managed to get three runs in the bottom of the seventh to mount a bit of a comeback. A pair of walks and a fielder’s choice led to three runs, one earned in the bottom of the seventh, but the Vikings escaped with the win. Chenal led the Vikings with two hits while Anderson had one hit for two RBIs. Cailin Turner, Brittany Peters and Crystal Donahue had the Eagles only hits. Turner pitched the entire seven innings, allowing five runs on five hits, with six strikeouts and two walks. – Marty Seeger

Eagles grab win over Osceola Somerset 7, Luck 5 LUCK – It was a solid effort on both sides of the ball on Tuesday night as Luck hosted Somerset in a nonconference game. Mitchell Larson has been on a tear lately with another home run on the night. The junior went 2 for 4, along with teammates Harry Severson-Dickinson and Bryson Clemenson. Luck had a chance to either tie or take a lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, but with bases loaded, the Somerset third baseman made a great backhanded diving play, diving to third base to get the final out of the inning. “It was a well-played game with Somerset committing only one error and Luck two errors in this game,” Dickinson said. Luck is now 5-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference as of Tuesday, April 28.

Luck loses to Somerset Unity 5, Osceola 3 by Marty Seeger BALSAM LAKE – The Eagles got a nice win Tuesday night over Osceola, starting with three singles in the first inning from Dennis McKinnney, Luke Nelson and D.J. Larson. Unity got another two runs in the second with leadoff singles from Seth McKenzie and Drew Walker. Unity scored again in the sixth, and despite Osceola’s two-run inning in the fourth and one run in the sixth the Eagles held strong defensively and with their pitcher. Brady Flaherty pitched a complete game with four strikeouts, two walks, allowed 10 hits and all three runs were earned.

Unity’s Dennis McKinney scores the first run of the game against Osceola. – Photo by Marty Seeger

St. Croix Falls at Bruce BRUCE – St. Croix Falls traveled to Bruce on Tuesday night, but game stats were not available at press time for the score.








Conference contenders battle in Luck

third inning. Derek Letch homered twice in the game, and Taylor Horsager and Mitch Larson each hit home runs to help with the comeback. Harry Severson-Dickinson drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Coach Wayne Dickinson says the game was eventually won on a scary play in the outfield when two Luck outfielders collided, allowing Prairie Farm to score the go-ahead run. “On the collision, Logan Hacker hurt his knee. Hopefully he will be able to play again in a couple of weeks,” Dickinson said. – Marty Seeger

Saints come out on top in 21-run affair St. Croix Falls 21, Luck 6 by Marty Seeger LUCK – It was a chilly night indeed for Luck and St. Croix Falls on Monday, but the Saints came through with fire on their bats to keep Luck from handing St. Croix Falls a conference loss. “We certainly had our hitting shoes on today,” said Saints coach Paul Randolph. “Very impressive performance by the top half of our batting order which included two homers and a double.” Cory Gebhard set the pace for the Saints as the second hitter in the lineup with a solo home run. After a seven-run third inning Gebhard hit a three-run shot, and Nick Johnson hit a two-RBI single to give the Saints a 10-0 lead. Luck bounced back in the bottom of the third with lead-off walks from Ben Kufalk and Jamison Gross. It set up base runners for Mitchell Larson, who hit a three-run homer to get the Cards three runs closer. Larson’s bat proved to be effective as he tallied three hits for five RBIs, but the Saints continued a barrage of hits from the top of the order and managed 19 hits in the game. Nick Johnson went 3 for 6 with three RBIs, Gebhard went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, Matt Vold went 3 for 6 with three RBIs, Gus Koecher had three hits and Will Ball had three RBIs on three hits. All five Saints are at the top of the order. “We have been waiting for an offensive performance like this all season,” Randolph said. Luck would move through five different pitchers on the night with Collin Svoboda starting on the mound. For the Saints it was Josh Larcom who went through four innings with three strikeouts, six walks and allowed seven hits and six earned runs. Luck showed some life during the middle portion of the game and managed to creep back to within eight runs after the fifth inning. The sixth inning proved the difference, however, as the Saints scored seven runs on six hits. The Saints remain undefeated at 2-0 in the conference and Luck is holding to a 2-1 conference record. Both teams have a busy week of baseball, with the Saints playing four and Luck playing three with Friday night off.

Will Ball of St. Croix Falls gets under a tag from Luck catcher Derek Letch during their game Monday evening. – Photo by Marty Seeger Unity 15, Siren/Webster 1 WEBSTER – In six innings, Unity defeated conference opponent Siren/Webster 15-1 on Monday, April 27. Unity started with a 3-0 lead after the first inning, scoring runs with their first three batters, Jason Vlasnik, Dennis McKinney and Brady Flaherty. Scoring one in the second and one in the fourth gave the Eagles more cushion, but their three runs in the fourth and six in the sixth is what really pushed them through. Vlasnik and McKinney each scored three runs, Flaherty, Derek Jorgenson and Drew Walker two and DJ Larson, Sam Florer and Justin McKenzie each one. Siren/Webster’s one and only run came in their sixth inning at bat. Donny Holmes was put on base being walked. He crossed home plate after a single hit by Shane Rossow. – Brenda Sommerfeld

The Pirates took a 3-0 lead after the first inning. A rally at the plate in the third inning scored seven more runs for Grantsburg, widening the gap 10-0. The Frederic Vikings managed three of runs their own in the third but only scored one more run in the last two innings, while the Pirates added five. Grantsburg’s Nolan Hanson went 2-2 at the plate, and Trent Bonneville, Jake Ryan and Trevor Thompson each went 23. Frederic’s one hit was made by Joe Draxler during the third inning. – Brenda Sommerfeld

Unity 6, Cameron 2 CAMERON – The Eagles got six runs on just two hits against Cameron last Friday, April 24, to hold onto a nonconference victory. Sophomore Justin McKenzie singled and Luke Nelson doubled for the Eagles, and D.J. Larson hit a sacrifice RBI in the sixth inning. The rest of the Eagles runs were drawn on walks, stolen bases and wild pitches. Unity was backed by a solid effort from Brady Flaherty, who pitched a complete seven-inning game with six strikeouts, allowed three hits and two runs. – Marty Seeger Spooner 13, Siren/Webster 2 SPOONER – After three innings, Spooner led the game against Siren/Webster, 13-0. Siren/Webster scored two runs in their final two innings for a 13-2 loss. Christian Hall was put on base with a walk in the fourth. Spencer Peterson hit a single-base hit to bring Hall home. In the fifth, Donny Holmes scored a run. Tadd Oachs went 2-2 at bat, Peterson and Austin Elliott each went 1-2 and Holmes 1-1. – Brenda Sommerfeld

Prairie Farm 10, Luck 9 LUCK – The Luck baseball team played a wild on against Prairie Farm on Friday, April 24, making a comeback after being down by eight runs in the

Grantsburg 15, Frederic 4 FREDERIC – The Grantsburg Pirates remain undefeated in conference after their 15-4 win over Frederic, Monday, April 27.

Grantsburg’s Jake Ryan slides into second as shortstop Trae Gehl waits for a teammate to flip the ball. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Siren/Webster lost to both Unity and Spooner during this week. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Luck’s Mitchell Larson played at the mound for the Cardinals against Prairie Farm. – Photo by Sue Tolan








Grantsburg’s Thane Larson pitches no-hitter each had a pair of hits for the Vikings, and despite a threat to score in the second inning by getting a man on third, the next three players went down on strikes. Brad McWilliam and Claire Erickson each had a pair of hits as well. The Saints were led by Johnson, Gebhard and Koecher, who each had two hits, with Ball leading with one hit and two RBIs. – Marty Seeger

Saints take first conference win over Frederic Grantsburg 17, Siren/Webster 0 by Brenda Sommerfeld GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Pirates Thane Larson pitched a no-hitter during the Pirates 17-0 win over Siren/Webster on Thursday, April 23. “Thane pitched five innings of perfect ball,” Grantsburg coach Pete Johnson said. “He has also come around with his bat.” Along with his talent at the mound, Larson went 2-3 at the plate and scored three runs. The Pirates scored two runs in both of the first two innings, five in the third and eight in the fourth. Trent Bonneville, Larson and Jake Ryan each scored three runs. Several other Grantsburg batters hit and scored for their team. Siren/Webster didn’t make it on base at all during the game. “I’m pretty happy with our defense this week,” Johnson said. “We’ve played pretty clean.” St. Croix Falls 7, Frederic 0 ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints controlled much of the tempo last Thursday in their first conference win of the season over Frederic. It was a solid night all around for the Saints, who had Will Ball pitch a six-inning shutout with 10 strikeouts, one walk and allow five hits. Josh Larcom closed the final frame with three strikeouts and allowed one hit. “I really love our pitching performance here by both of our pitchers, our starting pitcher had a really nice game and our catcher called a nice game behind the plate,” said Saints coach Paul Randolph. It’s been a busy week for the Saints, who improved to a 5-1 overall record. Their only loss came the hands of Osceola, who beat the Saints 11-1 at a weekend tournament held in Osceola on Saturday, April 18. There was a lot to learn in that game according to Ran-

Despite a high throw, Saints second baseman Cory Gebhard pulls it down to make a tag on a Frederic base runner – Photo by Marty Seeger

Grantsburg’s Thane Larson has been hitting well this season, but his pitching has been more than solid. Larson pitched a no-hitter against Siren/Webster on Thursday, April 23. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld dolph. “We needed to learn that you must bring your best every game because your opponent will,” Randolph said. St. Croix Falls brought a great game at Frederic Thursday, with Nick Johnson leading the first inning off with a bunt for a single. Johnson provides a lot of speed in the leadoff spot, and ended the game with three stolen bases. Matt Vold grounded out but brought Johnson home for the first run of the game. Marcus Campbell led the second inning with a leadoff double and Austin Whittenberger and Ben Anderson grabbed RBI singles to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. With pitching and defense on their side, the Saints continued to pad their lead with two more runs in the third inning. Vold doubled and Gus Koecher reached on a walk to set up Ball, who hit a two-RBI single. Several Saints had big at bats, hitting the ball in the gap and getting on base despite a windy and dusty evening of baseball. “We hit the ball well enough here today, and some of them got knocked down by the wind,” Randolph said. Trae Gehl and Andrew Kurkowski

Frederic’s Bryan Meyer looks to throw the ball to the infield. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Luck 11, Unity 4 LUCK – The Cardinals scattered 11 runs on 13 hits against Unity on Thursday, April 23, extending their conference record to 3-0 with the win. Bryson Clemenson went 3 for 5, and Jamison Gross had three hits as well. Harry Severson-Dickinson, and Collin Svoboda each had a pair of hits. Severson-Dickinson pitched the complete game, with seven strikeouts, two walks and allowed one earned run on six hits.. As a team Luck had 16 total hits. The Cards had five singles and scored twice in the first inning to take the early 2-0 lead, and Unity scored once in the third to get within one. Unity’s run came on a leadoff double by Luke Nelson and a two-out RBI single from Sam Florer. Unity wouldn’t score again until the sixth and seventh innings, and Luck scored three in the fifth and four in the sixth. – Marty Seeger

Tadd Oachs looks to field the ball for Siren/Webster in an earlier game this season. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Unity’s second baseman Derek Jorgenson lays a tag down on Luck’s Jamison Gross. – Photo by Sue Tolan








Unity lands win over St. Croix Falls

Frederic 10, Webster/Siren 0 FREDERIC – The Frederic Vikings shut out Webster/Siren 10-0 on Thursday, April 23. The Vikings scored two runs their first time at bat, bringing home Corissa Schmidt and Chrissy Chenal. During the third inning, Chenal hit a home run to score the team’s third run. Five more runs in the second and two in the sixth totaled Frederic’s 10 runs, finishing the game. Chenal, Vanessa Neumann and Lauren Domagala each had one RBI, while Krysta Laqua and Frankie Knuf each had two. Chenal went 2-3 at the plate. Webster/Siren’s one and only hit was by Kayla Duclon in the sixth inning. – Brenda Sommerfeld

Grantsburg and Frederic also take conference wins Unity 10, St. Croix Falls 6

by Marty Seeger BALSAM LAKE – The Eagles softball team took a big conference win over the Saints last Thursday, April 23, despite getting just eight hits to St. Croix Falls 11 hits. Jessica Kutina led the Eagles in hits going 2 for 4 with an RBI double and a single. Becca Milligan also doubled in the game as the Eagles jumped out to a 71 lead after three innings. The Saints tallied at least five errors in the game but came out swinging in the top of the seventh in a last effort for a comeback. Four singles from Jessica Larcom, Alicia Chelberg, Abby Swenson and Amanda Larson, including a two-out triple by Emily Scheurmann, led to four runs for the Saints in the top of the seventh. The rally stopped at four runs, however, as the Eagles took their second conference win of the season and moved to 4-2 overall. Grantsburg 12, Luck 2 GRANTSBURG – The Pirates overtook Luck 12-2 in five innings during their game on Thursday, April 23. Neither team scored in the first two in-

Unity’s Becca Milligan pulls down a high pitch in an earlier game this season. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld nings. Grantsburg rallied in the third inning, scoring seven runs. Tiffany Meyer started out at the top of the order. Meyer,

Tiffany Meyer slides home as Luck’s Melissa Jenssen tries to put down a tag. – Photo by Scott Hoffman

Sarah Wald, Heather Davison and Emily Cole each singled during the inning. Michelle Lund was put on base after being hit by a pitch, and Annie Palmquist and Ingrid Ames were each walked to first base. Lauren Romanowski and Gabby Witzany were the only two Pirates not to score a run in the third inning. During the fourth inning, Lund, Palmquist, Davison, Ames and Meyer each scored another run for the Pirates 12 total runs. Davison ended the game with three RBIs, Cole with two and Palmquist one. Luck scored one run in the fourth by Ali Lehmann, batted in by Melissa Jenssen. Gena Pearson scored the Cardinals other run in the fifth inning after being walked to first base. – Brenda Sommerfeld

Chrissy Chenal rounds the bag after a home run against Webster/Siren. – Photo submitted

Vikings go nine innings at Rush City Derek Letch homered twice in the game, and Taylor Horsager and Mitch Larson each hit home runs to help with the comeback. Harry Severson-Dickinson drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Coach Wayne Dickinson says the game was eventually won on a scary play in the outfield when two Luck outfielders collided, allowing Prairie Farm to score the go-ahead run. “On the collision, Logan Hacker hurt his knee. Hopefully he will be able to play again in a couple of weeks,” Dickinson said.

Rush City, Minn. 2, Frederic 1 by Marty Seeger RUSH CITY, Minn. – The Frederic softball team had a long night across the border at Rush City, Minn., on Monday, April 27. Rush City scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the first, but the Vikings held them scoreless for the next seven innings. Frederic’s first run of the game came in the top of the sixth inning, when Alex Lonetti reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. Corissa Schmidt singled, moving Lonetti to second. Despite a groundout to short by the bat of Chrissy Chenal, Lonetti came home to tie the game at one and eventually send the game into extra innings. It wasn’t until the bottom of the ninth that the game was finally won by Rush City. Chenal struck out the first two batters but three singles by Rush City got the winning run home. Chenal pitched the entire game, allowing 10 hits, two runs, one earned run, had three walks and had 12 strikeouts. She faced 37 batters. Lonetti, Krysta Laqua and Tara Anderson each had a pair of hits for Frederic, and Chenal had the team’s only RBI of the game.

The Vikings meet at the pitchers mound after an earlier win in the season. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld Shell Lake 10, St. Croix Falls 8 SHELL LAKE – The Saints softball team lost to the Lakers in Shell Lake on Monday, April 27. It started out with a bang in the top of the first for the Saints as they scored six runs on four hits. Abby Swenson led the inning with a one-out single and Heather Gilbert was hit by a pitch. Megan Yunker smacked an RBI single, Jamie Rohm walked and Rebecca Wampfler and Jessica Larcom each singled. It would be a quiet game for the

Saints, however, in the next four innings as they allowed Shell Lake to inch their way back in the third and fourth innings with a combined nine runs and one more in the fifth. Prairie Farm 10, Luck 9 LUCK – The Luck baseball team played a wild on against Prairie Farm on Friday, April 24, making a comeback after being down by eight runs in the third inning.

Unity 6, Cameron 2 CAMERON – The Eagles got six runs on just two hits against Cameron last Friday, April 24, to hold onto a nonconference victory. Sophomore Justin McKenzie singled and Luke Nelson doubled for the Eagles, and D.J. Larson hit a sacrifice RBI in the sixth inning. The rest of the Eagles runs were drawn on walks, stolen bases and wild pitches. Unity was backed by a solid effort from Brady Flaherty, who pitched a complete seven-inning game with six strikeouts, allowed three hits and two runs.







Boys and girls results from Osceola and Webster track invitationals Osceola Track Invitational (4-21-09) Girls Team Results Place Team Points 1st Hudson 246.5 2nd Somerset 151.0 3rd Osceola 134.5 4th Amery 71.0 5th St. Croix Central 53.0 6th St. Croix Falls 25.0 Individual St. Croix Falls Results 100-meter dash - 17. Gabby Nuckles, 15.07; 22. Kady Meyer, 15.39; 23. Alexa Meyer, 15.45; 27. Emily Johnson, 15.92; 36. Sam Grange, 17.37. 200-meter dash - 7. Lauren Richter, 29.73; 19. Songe Hoyt, 32.64; 20. Emily Johnson, 32.85. 400-meter dash - 9. Ally Mahler, 1:09.23. 800-meter run - 11. Meghan Smith, 2:56.86; 13. Brittany Rudolph, 3:00.17; 18. Ashley Bolling, 3:10.81. 1,600-meter run - 8. Bailey Bergmann, 6:04.16. 100-meter hurdles - 5. Sarah Petznick, 18.33; 14. Kayla Bixler, 20.27; 17. Carlee Libbenga, 22.57. 300-meter hurdles - 13. Kayla Bixler, 59.00. 4x100-meter relay - 9. St. Croix Falls (Ally Mahler, Kady Meyer, Gabby Nuckles, Paige Merek), 59.73; 10. St. Croix Falls (Haley Anderson, Ahna Hoefler, Lori Linke, Alicha Greenlee), 1:02.85. 4x200-meter relay - 5. St. Croix Falls (Haley Anderson, Ahna Hoefler, Kayla Bixler, Paige Merek) 2:02.77. 4x400-meter relay - 6. St. Croix Falls (Ally Mahler, Sarah Petznick, Lauren Richter, Meghan Smith), 4:42.88. 4x800-meter relay - 4. St. Croix Falls (Lauren Richter, Bailey Bergmann, Ashley Bolling, Meghan Smith), 12:04.46. High jump - Sarah Petznick, 4-04. Pole vault - Kady Meyer, 6-00. Long jump - 13. Kady Meyer, 12-06.5; 16. Haley Anderson, 12-00.75; 18. Alexa Meyer, 1106.75; 25. Carlee Libbenga, 9-04. Triple jump - 10. Sarah Petznick, 29-00.5; 15. Gabby Nuckles, 26-11.5 Shot put - 23. Lori Linke, 20-10.25; 25. Sam Grange, 18-03.5. Discus - 16. Ahna Hoefler, 56-11; 21. Songe Hoyt, 50-08; 22. Carlee Libbenga, 46-01; 23. Alicha Greenlee, 44-10; 25. Sam Grange, 40-03.

Osceola Track Invitational (4-21-09) Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Hudson 303.0 2nd Osceola 145.0 3rd Somerset 84.5 4th Amery 78.0 5th St. Croix Central 54.0 6th St. Croix Falls 19.5 Individual St. Croix Falls Results 100-meter dash - 14. Ryan Larson, 12.31; 28. Cody Zelinski, 12.77; 29. Alex Bertram, 12.85; 30. Justin Ahlstrand, 13.03; 38. Ryan Jaremczuk, 13.36. 200-meter dash - 9. Garrett Radinzel, 24.82; 11. Zach Zelinski, 24.93; 16. Travis Murphy, 25.33; 31. Brandon Hutton, 29.23. 400-meter dash - 16. Kodi Drinken, 1:05.09; 19. Matt Rude, 1:26.69. 800-meter run - 18. Chris Eisen, 2:47.23 1,600-meter run - 16. Ryan Nussbaum, 5:41.62; 21. Chris Eisen, 6:11.55. 3,200-meter run - 6. Jake Rademacher, 11:15.25; 9. Alex Frey, 11:40.81; 11. Rashuad Kelash, 11:56.36. 4x100-meter relay - 5. St. Croix Falls (Garrett Radinzel, Justin Ahlstrand, Ryan Larson, Brandyn Rudolph), 49.06. 4x200-meter relay - 5. St. Croix Falls (Ryan Jaremczuk, Auney Seifert, Brandyn Rudolph, Zach Zelinski), 1:42.89. 4x400-meter relay - 6. St. Croix Falls (Ryan Nussbaum, Ryan Jaremczuk, Auney Seifert, Zach Horn), 4:12.37. 4x800-meter relay - 5. St. Croix Falls (Alex Frey, Rashuad Kelash, Ryan Nussbaum, Jake Rademacher), 10:05.70. High jump - 8. Jake Rademacher, 5-02; 9. Zac Rintoul, 5-00. Pole vault - 8. Zac Rintoul, 9-00; 16T. Zach Horn, 7-00; 16T. Elliot Frokjer, 7-00. Long jump - 21. Elliot Frokjer, 14-05.75; 26. Chris Eisen, 13-11; 31. Alex Frey, 13-00.75; 34. Brandon Hutton, 11-09.5; 36. Matt Rude, 901.5. Triple jump - 21. Justin Ahlstrand, 30-05.25; 22. Cody Zelinski, 28-10.5. Shot put - 11. Ryan Larson, 36-08.5; 34. Brandyn Rudolph, 27-04.5; 39. Kyle Yunker, 22-09. Discus - 27. Garrett Radinzel, 76-00; 30. Kodi Drinken, 71-06; 32. Kyle Yunker, 63-09.

Webster Track Invitational (4-27-09) Girls Team Results Place Team Points 1st Frederic 195.5 2nd Webster 129.0 3rd Grantsburg 80.0 4th St. Croix Falls 76.5 5th Cumberland 49.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 13.06; 2. Candace Buck, F, 13.71; 4. Melissa Gustavson, W, 14.08; 5. Shaina Pardun, W, 14.42; 6T. Gabby Nuckles, S, 14.56; 6T. Annie Kackman, F, 14.56; 8. Haley Larson, G, 14.60. 200-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 27.56; 2. Melissa Gustavson, W, 29.27; 3. Lauren Richter, S, 28.47; 5. Alyssa Main, W, 29.71; 6. Tanesha Carlson, F, 29.86; 8. Ally Mahler, S, 30.31. 400-meter dash - 1. Calla Karl, F, 1:06.53; 2. Chris Stoll, W, 1:10.42; 3. Sara Underwood, F, 1:11.69. 800-meter run - 1. Calla Karl, F, 2:43.71; 2. Megan Anderson, F, 2:44.34; 3. Sarah Knauber, F, 2:44.89; 4. Leah Engebretson, F, 2:52.17; 5. Meghan Smith, S, 2:52.44; 8. Kayce Rachner, W, 3:00.91. 1,600-meter run - 1. Megan Anderson, F, 5:56.09; 2. Sarah Knauber, F, 5:57.00; 3. Angela Gaffney, G, 6:00.19; 4. Bailey Bergmann, S, 6:15.10; 6. Danielle Dyson, W, 7:29.98; 7. Veronica Otero, W, 7:45.92. 3,200-meter run - 1. Sam Nelson, F, 12:01.25; 2. Angela Gaffney, F, 12:46.29; 3. Sarah Walsh, W, 14:44.15. 100-meter hurdles - 1. Michelle Gibbs, W, 18.12; 2. Sarah Petznick, S, 18.24; 5. Jade Johnson, F, 19.85; 6. Carly Larson, G, 19.90; 7. Kayla Bixler, S, 20.80; 8. Adrianna Otte, F, 21.40. 300-meter hurdles - 1. Sam Nelson, F, 52.12; 2. Jade Johnson, F, 56.35; 3. Megan Finch, G, 56.52; 4. Paige Merek, S, 59.03; 5. Adrianna Otte, F, 59.82; 6. Kayla Bixler, S, 59.97; 7. Karry Simpson, F, 1:00.59; 8. Danielle Dyson, W, 1:10.45. 4x100-meter relay - 1. Frederic (Amanda Blok, Candace Buck, Tanesha Carlson, Jade Johnson), 53.46; 2. Grantsburg (Megan Finch, Kortney Morrin, Carly Larson, Nikki Ticknor), 56.44; 3. St. Croix Falls (Haley Anderson, Kady Meyer, Gabby Nuckles, Paige Merek), 59.47; 4. Webster (Billie Ingalls, Sarah Nyberg, Tatyana Pope, Katlyn Payson), 1:02.86; 5. St. Croix Falls (Lori Linke, Alexa Meyer, Danea Meyer, Alicha Greenlee) 1:02.94. 4x200-meter relay - 1. Grantsburg (Carly Larson, Haley Larson, Jordan Christopherson, Haley Burkhardt), 2:03.34; 2. Frederic (Allison Anderson, Amanda Blok, Tanesha Carlson, Sara Underwood), 2:04.16; 3. St. Croix Falls (Haley Anderson, Ahna Hoefler, Kayla Bixler, Gabby Nuckles), 2:07.62. 4x400-meter relay - 1. Webster (Shaina Pardun, Chris Stoll, Alyssa Main, Michelle Gibbs), 4:39.78; 2. St. Croix Falls (Ally Mahler, Sarah Petznick, Lauren Richter, Meghan Smith), 4:41.86; 3. Frederic (Allison Anderson, Leah Engebretson, Annie Kackman, Sara Underwood), 4:49.71. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Frederic (Becca Anderson, Megan Anderson, Calla Karl, Sarah Knauber), 10:48.75; 2. St. Croix Falls (Lauren Richter, Bailey Bergmann, Ashley Bolling, Meghan Smith), 11:56.81; 4. Webster (Ashley Robinson, Sarah Walsh, Veronica Otero, Kayce Rachner), 13:28.17. High jump - 1. Kortney Morrin, G, 5-03; 2. Megan Finch, G, 5-00; 3. Calla Karl, F, 4-06; 4. Michelle Gibbs, W, 4-04; 5. Sarah Petznick, S, 4-02; 6T. Jayme Mitchell, W, 3-09; 6T. Mackenzie Koelz, W, 3-09. Pole vault - 1. Shaina Pardun, W, 8-00.25; 2. Kortney Morrin, G, 8-00; 3. Paige Merek, S, 706; 4. Becca Anderson, F, 7-00.75; 5T. Kady Meyer, S, 6-00.25; 5T. Sam Nelson, F, 6-00.25; 5T. Alexa Meyer, S, 6-00.25; 8. Karry Simpson, F, 6-00. Long jump - 1. Tanesha Carlson, F, 13-11; 2. Kendra Spurgeon, W, 13-04; 3. Carly Larson, G, 13-02; 4. Haley Larson, G, 12-05; 6. Haley Anderson, S, 11-07; 7. Jordan Christopherson, G, 11-01; 8. Katlyn Payson, W, 11-00. Triple jump - 1. Michelle Gibbs, W, 29-04; 2. Sarah Petznick, S, 28-06; 3. Candace Buck, F, 27-04; 5. Gabby Nuckles, S, 26-05; 6. Adrianna Otte, F, 25-00; 7. Tami Petersen, W, 24-03; 8. Tatyana Pope, W, 22-09. Shot put - 1. Reba Smallwood, W, 31-08; 2. Mary Johnson, W, 31-03; 3. Allison Anderson, F, 29-03.5; 4. Carissa Skifstad, G, 29-01.5; 6. Chelsea Larson, W, 26-04.5; 7. Kendra Wells, F, 25-04; 8. Ashley Griffith, G, 24-02.5. Discus - 1. Reba Smallwood, W, 104-05; 3. Mary Johnson, W, 83-00; 4. Allison Anderson, F, 79-02; 5. Kendra Spurgeon, W, 74-09; 6. Ashley Griffith, G, 71-04; 7. Shauna Rein, W, 70-04; 8. Chelsea Larson, W, 68-09.

Webster Track Invitational (4-27-09) Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Webster 218.0 2nd Frederic 112.0 3rd St. Croix Falls 98.0 4th Cumberland 67.0 5th Grantsburg 50.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) 100-meter dash - 1. Ryan Larson, S, 12.05; 2. Derek Bertelsen, G, 12.06; 3. Dan Pope, W, 12.07; 4. Garrett Radinzel, S, 12.10; 7. Alex Bertram, S, 12.89; 8. Justin Ahlstrnd, S, 12.90. 200-meter dash - 1. Quentin Johnson, W, 24.71; 2. Dan Pope, W, 24.93; 3. Travis Murphy, S, 24.97; 4. Auney Seifert, S, 25.25; 5. Ben Ackerley, F, 25.74; 7. Mason Kriegel, W, 25.96; 8. Dan Dochniak, W, 26.20. 400-meter dash - 1. Kyle Godfrey, W, 54.46; 2. Ben Ackerley, F, 57.57; 3. Taylor Heinz, W, 1:01.59; 4. Zac Rintoul, S, 1:02.68. 800-meter run - 1. Bryan Krause, W, 2:08.59; 4. Joel Anderson, F, 2:20.15; 5. Josiah Lund, F, 2:20.45; 6. JT Elmgren, W, 2:21.36; 7. Ryan Nussbaum, S, 2:27.53; 8. Greg Puetz, F, 2:31.66. 1,600-meter run - 1. Jack Taylor, W, 4:49.87; 2. Nick Krinkie, W, 4:58.01; 4. Joey Erickson, W, 5:05.47; 5. Devin Greene, W, 5:09.11; 6. JT Elmgren, W, 5:12.98; 8. Rashuad Kelash, S, 5:28.24. 3,200-meter run - 1. Jack Taylor, W, 10:21.84; 2. Nick Krinkie, W, 11:01.07; 3. Joey Erickson, W, 11:16.61; 4. Alex Frey, S, 11:34.79; 6. Chris Eisen, S, 13:06.26. 110-meter hurdles - 2. Zach Anderson, F, 15.93; 3. Tony Peterson, F, 17.97; 4. Nolan Kriegel, W, 18.20; 5. Ryan Brickle, W, 18.59; 8. Devon Mogel, G, 21.20. 300-meter hurdles - 2. Zach Anderson, F, 45.11; 3. Tony Peterson, F, 45.92; 4. Ryan Brickle, W, 46.50; 5. Joe Carpenter, S, 47.40; 6. Nolan Kriegel, W, 47.89; 7. Tim Sundstrom, W, 50.50; 8. Phillip Preston, W, 51.38. 4x100-meter relay - 1. St. Croix Falls (Cody Zelinski, Garrett Radinzel, Travis Murphy, Zach Zelinski), 49.40; 2. Webster (Adam Rinnman, Trevor Fontaine, Dan Dochniak, Mason Kriegel), 50.57; 3. Frederic (John Chelmo, Jesse Chounaird, Patrick Eaton, Greg Puetz), 53.60. 4x200-meter relay - 1. St. Croix Falls (Alex Bertram, Auney Seifert, Travis Murphy, Zach Zelinski), 1:42.62; 3. Webster (Adam Rinnman, Trevor Fontaine, James Wethern, Dan Dochniak), 1:46.74; 4. St. Croix Falls (Docy Zelinski, Ryan Jaremczuk, Garrett Radinzel, Justin Ahlstrand), 1:47.72; 5. Frederic (John Chelmo, Jesse Chounaird, Cody Hallanger, Robert Kirk), 1:48.90; 6. St. Croix Falls (Chris Eisen, Alex Frey, Brandon Hutton, Matt Rude), 2:06.08. 4x400-meter relay - 1. Webster (Kyle Godfrey, Quentin Johnson, Nolan Kriegel, Bryan Krause), 3:41.59; 2. Grantsburg (Matt Emerson, Will Geiger, Jason Jensen, Tony Larson), 3:49.71; 4. Frederic (Ben Ackerley, Patrick Eaton, Tony Peterson, Greg Puetz), 3:56.75; 5. St. Croix Falls (Ryan Nussbaum, Kodi Drinken, Ryan Jaremczuk, Zach Horn), 4:03.75. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Webster (Nick Krinkie, Quentin Johnson, JT Elmgren, Bryan Krause), 8:52.31; 2. Frederic (Joel Anderson, Patrick Eaton, Josiah Lund, Greg Puetz), 9:41.85; 3. St. Croix Falls (Chris Eisen, Alex Frey, Rashuad Kelash, Ryan Nussbaum), 9:46.45; 4. Grantsburg (Ben Dorff, Matt Emerson, Andy Falk, Daniel Gaffney), 9:59.60. High jump - 1. Tony Larson, G, 5-10; 2. Zach Anderson, F, 5-08; 3. Robert Kirk, F, 5-02.75; 4. Tim Sundstrom, W, 5-02.5; 5. Nick Koelz, W, 502.25; 6. Nick Lindgren, G, 5-02; 7. Taylor Heinz, W, 5-00. Pole vault - 1. Mason Kriegel, W, 10-06.75; 2. Tony Larson, G, 10-06.5; 3. Seth Pardun, W, 1006.25; 4. Zac Rintoul, S, 9-06.25; 5. Ben Jensen, W, 9-06; 6. Nick Lindgren, G, 8-00; 7. Joel Anderson, F, 7-06. Long jump - 1. Kyle Godfrey, W, 18-00; 2. Mason Kriegel, W, 16-11; 3. Tony Peterson, F, 16-03.25; 4. Joe Carpenter, S, 16-03; 5. Mike Bamberry, W, 15-09; 6. Alex Bertram, S, 15-08; 7T. Kodi Drinken, S, 15-04. Triple jump - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 36-04; 2. Nolan Kriegel, W, 35-04; 3. Joe Carpenter, S, 3409; 5. Tim Sundstrom, W, 33-01; 6. Robert Kirk, F, 32-11; 7. Cody Zelinski, S, 31-00. Shot put - 1. Mitchell Evenson, G, 41-01.5; 2. Cody Gruel, F, 40-11; 3. Ryan Larson, S, 4005.75; 4. Jessie Janssen, W, 39-07.5; 5. Kyler Liljenburg, W, 38-11.5; 6. John Chelmo, F, 37-05.5; 7. Garrett Eichman, W, 36-05.5; 8. Kevin Berry, G, 36-03.00. Discus - 1. Ryan Larson, S, 134-04; 2. Cody Gruel, F, 133-05; 3. Jessie Janssen, W, 116-02; 4. Kyler Liljenburg, W, 113-01; 5. Ben Shives, W, 112-08; 6. Dan Pope, W, 109-00; 7. Mitchell Evenson, G, 106-11; 8. Kevin Berry, G, 95-01.



Sunday Afternoon Mixed Standings: Chippewa Checks 74, Gold Rush 63, Mark’s Girls 61, Hot Shots 61, Hole in the Wall Casino 54, Sandbaggers 50, Sare-Us 44, The Gutter Busters 41. Women’s games: Dorothy Barfknecht (HS) 190, Cheryl Matrious (CC) and Julie Chalupski (HTW) 181. Women’s series: Cheryl Matrious (CC) 506, Dorothy Barfnecht (HS) 496, Dela Meyer (SB) 475. Men’s games: Scott Morrison (GR) 210, Larry Matrious (CC) 188, Rick Benjamin (CC) 185. Men’s series: Scott Morrison (GR) 574, Larry Matrious (CC) 530, Rick Benjamin (CC) 519. Team games: The Gutter Busters 834, Gold Rush 811, Chippewa Checks 791. Team series: The Gutter Busters 2382, Chippewa Checks 2350, Gold Rush 2316. Splits coverted: 3-7-10: Bea Moyer; 3-10 Bert Meyer.

McKenzie Lanes

Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Hack’s Pub 108, Hauge Dental 97.5, K.C. Electrical 92, Eagle Valley Bank 89.5, Bont Chiropractic 89, Century 21 84, RiverBank 80.5, Cutting Edge Pro 79.5. Women’s games: MJo Hacker 215, Brenda Lehmann 212, Holly Gutzmer 207. Women’s series: Denise Donaghue 554, Holly Gutzmer 523, Brenda Lehmann 522. Team games with handicap: Hauge Dental 1019, Hack’s Pub 993, K.C. Electrical and Cutting Edge Pro 976. Team series with handicap: K.C. Electrical 2860, RiverBank 2830, Hack’s Pub 2821.

CC/continued from page 17 Wampfler said. “Some kids are not cut out for football or basketball. I think you have an excellent coach and kids who want to go out,” Walsh added. “It is a sad thing to see it is not in the budget.” When it came time for the board to act on the request, President Dayton Daniels pointed out that this issue was not recommended by any board committee. The wish was to have it go to the entire board at one time. Jake Mangelsen and Michelle Renberg agreed they would love to offer cross country, but they were afraid of its impact on the other sports that the district is starting to support. Dayton Daniels said he had that same feeling, but added that cross country would be another choice for the kids. “If we put it in, we’ll find out how well it does, and we will know,” said Dave McGrane. Jeff Howe pointed out that the district may have to join together with other schools if Siren wants to offer sports other schools are offering. “It’s just a timing thing right now,” Mangelsen commented. “I would like to see it; but with the referendum not passing, we could use (the money) in other places,” Bill Ellis said. It was pointed out that golf is a selffunded sport, and that the golf team members would be upset if the district were to allow cross country to come back as a district-supported sport. There is a possibility that cross country could be a self-funded sport as well. In the vote on the motion, Molly Bentley (who voiced her support), Howe and McGrane voted in favor of cross country; Mangelsen, Renberg, Daniels and Ellis voted against, thus defeating the motion by a vote of 4-3.








Grantsburg Pirates defeat Pine City

Vikings score twice the runs of Bruce Grantsburg 12, Pine City, Minn. 0

by Brenda Sommerfeld PINE CITY, Minn. – The Grantsburg Pirates gave up only one hit and one walk to Pine City, Minn., in the Pirates 12-0 victory on Friday, April 24. The Pirates scored four runs in the first three innings, then scored their other eight in the fourth inning. Annie Palmquist had three RBIs, Emily Cole two and Sarah Wald, Heather Davison and Nicole MacKenzie each one. Michelle Lund and Palmquist went 3-3 at the plate and each scored two runs. Ingrid Ames and MacKenzie went 1-2. Ames scored two runs and MacKenzie one. Frederic 14, Bruce 7 BRUCE – Frederic scored twice as many runs as Bruce on Friday, April 24, winning 14-7 in seven innings. The Vikings were ahead 8-1 after the first two innings. Alex Lonetti was brought in by Chrissy Chenal. Chenal and Vanessa Neumann were brought in by Krysta Laqua in the first inning. Chenal doubled in the second, bringing in Maria Miller, Lonetti and Corissa Schmidt. Chenal and Laqua each scored in the second. Neither team scored in the third. Frederic brought in one run in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Bruce scored three in the fifth and three in the sixth. Fred-

The Grantsburg softball team holds a conference on the infield with coach Don Bjelland. – Photo by Scott Hoffman eric’s four more runs in the seventh finished the game.


West Lakeland Conference Standings

Team Grantsburg Luck St. Croix Falls Unity Frederic Siren/Webster

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


Overall 5-4 4-5 3-2 5-3 0-6 0-6

Thursday, April 23 Luck 11, Unity 4 Grantsburg 17, Siren/Webster 0 St. Croix Falls 7, Frederic 0 Friday, April 24 Prairie Farm 10, Luck 9 Unity 6, Cameron 2 Spooner 13, Siren/Webster 2 Monday, April 27 St. Croix Falls 21, Luck 6 Unity 15, Siren/Webster 1 Grantsburg 15, Frederic 4 Tuesday, April 28 St. Croix Falls at Bruce, no score available Somerset 7, Luck 5 Unity 5, Osceola 3


Thursday, April 30 5 p.m. Luck at Grantsburg Siren/Webster at Frederic St. Croix Falls at Unity Friday, May 1 5 p.m. Somerset at Unity Osceola at Grantsburg Chetek at St. Croix Falls Monday, May 4 5 p.m. Luck at Siren/Webster Frederic at Unity Grantsburg at St. Croix Falls

TRACK & FIELD Upcoming

Thursday, April 30 4:30 p.m. Luck at St. Croix Falls Siren at St. Croix Falls Unity at St. Croix Falls Webster at St. Croix Falls Friday, May 1 3 p.m. Frederic at Chisago Lakes, Minn. Grantsburg at Chisago Lakes, Minn. 4:30 p.m. St. Croix Falls at Somerset Monday, May 4 4:30 p.m. Webster at Unity Frederic at Unity St. Croix Falls at Unity Tuesday, May 5 4 p.m. Frederic at Amery Grantsburg at Amery Luck at Amery Webster at Amery

Bulldog wrestlers

TL/Clayton 16, Webster/Siren 0 TURTLE LAKE – Webster/Siren lost to Turtle Lake/Clayton, 16-0, on Friday, April 24. Turtle Lake/Clayton scored their 16 runs at bat in four innings. Audrey Mulliner was at the mound for Webster/Siren against Turtle Lake/Clayton. Mulliner struck out four. Siiri Larsen and Kayla Duclon had Webster/Siren’s two hits, each a single. Eight of the Webster/Siren at bats were strikeouts and Duclon was the only walk.


West Lakeland Conference Standings

Team Grantsburg Unity St. Croix Falls Luck Frederic Webster/Siren

Conf. 4-0 2-3 2-3 2-2 2-2 1-3


Thursday, April 23 Grantsburg 12, Luck 2 Frederic 10, Webster/Siren 0 Unity 10, St. Croix Falls 6 Friday, April 24 Northwood 9, Luck 4 Turtle Lake/Clayton 16, Webster/Siren 0 Unity 20, Cameron 8 Frederic 14, Bruce 7 Grantsburg 12, Pine City, Minn., 0 Somerset 7, St. Croix Falls 6 Monday, April 27 Shell Lake 10, St. Croix Falls 8 Rush City, Minn., 2, Frederic 1 Tuesday, April 28 Webster/Siren 6, Luck 5 Frederic 5, Unity 3 Grantsburg 10, St. Croix Falls 0


Thursday, April 30 5 p.m. Frederic at Luck Webster/Siren at St. Croix Falls Unity at Grantsburg Friday, May 1 5 p.m. Webster/Siren at Shell Lake Clear Lake at Grantsburg Chetek at St. Croix Falls Saturday, May 2 9 a.m. Tournament at Luck Tuesday, May 5 5 p.m. Unity at Luck Grantsburg at Webster/Siren St. Croix Falls at Frederic



Thursday, April 30 TBA Rain date Monday, May 4 4 p.m. All area teams at Luck Tuesday, May 5 4 p.m. All area teams at Grantsburg

Overall 12-0 4-3 3-5 2-6 5-3 1-7

Webster/Siren’s Rose Kopecky throws the ball in from center field. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Anthony Britton (left) and Tristan Brewer (right) wrestled last weekend in Forest Lake, Minn. On Friday they both placed first in Greco Roman wrestling and on Saturday they both placed third in freestyle wrestling. – Photos submitted






Washburn takes first loss of season at the end of a solid month by Marty Seeger SEATTLE, Wash. – The Angels avoided a series sweep, and Jarrod Washburn was handed his first loss of the season last Sunday afternoon by a score of 8-1. “My stuff was actually pretty good,” Washburn told reporter reporter Jim Street after the game Sunday. Washburn later added that it was more of a command issue than anything else. DATE April, 26

TEAM Angels

2008 Mariners 2009 Mariners CAREER TOTALS

GS 1

W 0

20 4 276

5 3 101



Despite the loss, Washburn is off to one of his best starts to the season since 1998, when he was playing for the Angels. Heading into the game Washburn had a 3- Jarrod Washburn 0 record with a 1.71 ERA. His next projected start is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, against the Athletics in Seattle. His career record against the A’s is 8-15 with a 4.10 ERA. – Marty Seeger with information from

JARROD WASHBURN STATS: L ERA IP H 1 3.42 5.1 8 8 4.50 1 3.42 101 4.12

118.0 26.1 1,714

R 6

135 62 22 10 1,717 833


NAME: Megan Baasch SCHOOL: Siren YEAR: Junior COMMENTS: In the seventh inning, against Luck on Tuesday night, Megan Baasch took her place at the plate with her team down 5-1. She hit a triple, bringing home three runners. She also crossed home plate herself, on a hit Megan Baasch by Siiri Larsen, in order to tie the game up, 5-5. Baasch’s hit played a big part in the Webster/Siren softball team’s first season win. – Brenda Sommerfeld

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ER 6

HR 3

BB 3

SO 0

59 10 784

14 3 220

34 7 527

67 17 1020


NAME: Cory Gebhard SCHOOL: St. Croix Falls YEAR: Junior COMMENTS: Saints junior second baseman Cory Gebhard got things rolling in Luck on Monday, April 27. He went 4 for 5 at the plate, including a leadoff solo home run in the first inning and another threeCory Gebhard run shot in the top of the third. Gebhard had five RBIs in the 21-6 conference win, leaving the Saints undefeated in the conference and 6-1 overall. – Marty Seeger




A week early for the opener

It was supposed to rain last weekend but it didn’t, and like so many other days when I plan for a foul-weathered weekend the idea of fishing really doesn’t cross my mind. If the Marty forecast is calling for a true gusher with thunSeeger der and lightning to boot, you can bet that I’ll be in the basement The replacing old fishing Bottom line or getting ready for the upcoming turkey Line season. Last Saturday was cooler, but the sun kept the air somewhat warm, and it dawned on me that since my turkey season was slated for the third time period, I’d need to get my fishing fix in, just in case I was still hunting through till the last day. Like some other anglers, I need that precious time on the water in order to keep my sanity. By the time I realized that fishing was a real possibility last Saturday, it was creeping past noon. For that reason alone my mission turned into a short trial run to get the boat running for the rest of the summer. The first time out is usually a little rocky, but in the event that everything should go perfectly I rigged together every panfish rod I owned and brought into the boat. If that wasn’t enough, there were crappie minnows, the camera, fish finder, trolling motor, last year’s oil/gas concoction, rain gear, cooler, lifejacket, oars and all

A cooler of cold-water panfish can be had just about any time of year, but catching them a week before the opener is a nice way to get ready for the summer ahead – Photo by Marty Seeger the tackle I could squeeze into the boat. Somehow, there was still a place for me and couple of beers, in the event that I got stranded in the middle of the lake. After backing the boat closer to the water at the landing, an older fella pulled in without a boat, looking for a place to fish from shore. “I was just going to ask you if you’d had any luck, but I see you haven’t been out yet,” he said kindly. “Sorry,” I said as I loosened the boat strap and got set to back the boat into the water. Struggling with the low water, I managed to get it launched and parked the vehicle. On my way back to the boat, the angler already had two fish

to his credit and was reeling in another. As he did, a large pike took a swipe at his hooked panfish but missed. “I’ve been fishing for over a week now from the docks and haven’t caught a thing,” the man said cheerfully, but Saturday was a different day for him. Unfortunately, not expecting to catch anything at all, he didn’t have a bucket to hold any of the fish he’d been catching. Even still, he seemed content just to be catching something. After about the sixth pull on the recoil I had the motor idling and smoking, much to the surprise of the man on the dock, who I told earlier that it might not go.

He shot me a quick gaze of delight, and despite not catching his name, I was tempted to invite him along, had there been room in the boat for another person. He may have rejected my offer however, because as I took off toward the middle of the lake he was reeling in another fish. With thoughts of bluegills and crappies practically jumping into the boat and the feeling of relief that the boat was even running at all, it quickly came to a halt as the motor suddenly died in the middle of the lake. I looked around to see if anyone was watching, as if I’d just tripped over a log and did a faceplant in the dirt. The man on the dock was a mere speck from the center of the lake but probably still hauling in the fish and wondering why anyone would possibly need a boat when the fish were biting from shore. Fortunately, after tweaking a few plug wires, yanking on the recoil about 15 more times and shedding three layers of clothes, I was off in another plume of blue smoke. After cruising the lake and feeling confident that it would start again, I finally began fishing, and after a few hours I managed to throw enough fish for a family meal in the cooler. It was a perfect day on the lake, as peaceful as I had left it last fall. Before calling it a day, another boat decided to give it a try, and as he sped from the dock an even larger cloud of blue smoke filled the air, signaling the start of his fishing season as well. Opening day came a week early for me this year, and I’m glad it did. I’ve got a turkey season to get ready for.

After urging by Hraychuck, Earn-A-Buck suspended The Natural Resources Board voted on April 22 to indefinitely suspend use of this controversial deer control method. MADISON – The day after urging the Natural Resources Board to reconsider its Earn-A-Buck deer hunting policy, state Rep. and Assembly Fish and Wildlife Committee Chairwoman Ann Hraychuck, D-Balsam Lake, applauded the NRB’s April 22, decision to indefinitely suspend the use of Earn-A-Buck as a method of herd control, except in chronic wasting disease zones. The NRB is made up of seven citizens appointed by the governor and has the responsibility for setting Department of Natural Resources policy.

“I was told by many hunters and fellow legislators that this couldn’t be done. But through the strong voices of hunters across the state, we have this historic decision today,” said Hraychuck. Earn-A-Buck is an unpopular tactic that the DNR has been using since 2003 to decrease Wisconsin’s deer population. If someone is hunting in an EAB zone, that hunter must first harvest a doe before they harvest a buck. Nearly 1,000 hunters attended three legislative hearings sponsored by Hraychuck and Sen. Jim Holperin, DConover. The hearings in Madison, Rhinelander and Spooner were held over the past month and provided another forum for hunters to voice their concerns

regarding deer herd management techniques. “Senator Holperin and I facilitated negotiation meetings with DNR Secretary Matt Frank and his staff before and after the legislative hearings were held to communicate the concerns of Wisconsin hunters about the deer population. Eliminating Earn-A-Buck was their No. 1 priority,” said Hraychuck. Hraychuck and Holperin sent a letter to Frank this week outlining hunters’ concerns, requesting that he provide this information to the Natural Resources Board. Specifically, the letter asked the board to suspend the use of Earn-ABuck, find hunter-supported alternatives to manage Wisconsin’s deer population

and modify the DNR’s current process for counting deer. In addition, the Natural Resources Board also announced the creation of a special Study committee to research alternative herd management methods. This committee must report back to the board before the 2010 deer season is set. “This is a classic example of how government should work—bringing stakeholders and the appropriate decision-makers together to solve a problem,” said Hraychuck. “It’s really all about listening and actually getting something done.” – from the office of Sen. Hraychuck

New fishing tournament rule effective May 1 MADISON – A new Wisconsin fishing tournament rule goes into effect May 1, 2009. The rule aims to reduce user conflicts and complaints about crowding by spreading out tournaments that exceed size limits, according to Mike Staggs, Wisconsin’s fisheries director. The rule will also help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and viral hemorrhagic septicemia disease. “This rule allows fisheries’ biologists to work with tournament organizers to help make sure that tournament participants don’t accidentally introduce these

invaders into new waters via their bait, fishing equipment or boats,” Staggs says. Fishing tournaments with more than 20 boats or 100 participants will need a permit under the new rule. Those tournament organizers needing a permit would have to pay an application fee to cover some of the cost of the fishing tournament program. “For those tournaments that actually need a permit, we’ve kept the fee affordable,” Staggs says. “The vast majority of tournaments that need to get a permit will pay a $25 fee, and tournaments aimed at providing fishing opportunities

for kids and disabled people are free.” “We don’t expect many events to be affected by the size limits, and if they are, we’re confident we can find agreeable solutions to most scheduling conflicts,” Staggs says. “And in the coming years, we’ll be evaluating the effect of the rule and how it may influence tournament activity.” Tournament organizers who already have their permits for future tournaments or those who apply before the May 1 deadline will not be affected by the new tournament rule. Organizers can now easily plan and apply for a fishing

tournament permit online. A new, searchable calendar is available that allows organizers, participants, anglers and all water users to see which waters already have fishing tournaments scheduled. For more details on the new rule, visit the DNR fishing tournament Web site. For more information contact Joanna Griffin at 608-264-8953 or Jon Hansen at 608-266-6883. – from the DNR


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Fri., May 1 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat., May 2,


Fri. & Sat., May 1 & 2 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Household items; furniture; clothing - infants to adult sizes; shoes; books; and much more!


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Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2

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GARAGE SALE Lots of kids clothes and men’s, women’s & maternity; toys; baby items; Avon products.

Sat. & Sun., May 2 & 3 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Men’s, Women’s, Babies... you name it, we’ve got it! Friday, May 1, 3 - 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. - Noon

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Lots of clothes, men’s XXL, women’s L - XL, lots of girls 3T - 12; 2 humidifiers; getting rid of all kitchenware; Mr. heater; 2 space heaters; lots of kid’s toys; some holiday items.

All high-quality name-brand clothing: HD XL jacket; Gap, Old Navy, Carters, Abercrombie, Harley-Davidson, Levi’s, Children’s Place, etc.; maternity; boys size 0 - 2T, 4 - 7, 10 - 12; girls size 0 - 24 months, 6 - 7; 10 slim - junior 9; women’s & men’s; toys; Little Tikes outdoor; gate; geo tracks train; high chair; bouncy seats; 100-lb. punching bag; ab-lounge; plastic fencing; leaf sweeper; new air conditioner; gun rack; tree stand; gas cans; bows; TV stand; PS2 games; men’s motorcross gear; movies; too much to mention; come and check it out!

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James A. Irrgang, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Terrell J. Jackson, Webster, operate without valid license, $186.00. Jessica A. Jones, Webster, speeding, $160.80.


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Siren, speeding, $160.80. David R. Clark, Onalaska, speeding, $160.80. Christopher M. Coogan, Hayward, speeding, $160.80. Heather R. Coon, Hertel, operating while suspended, $186.00. Duncan Crawford, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Michael S. Curtis, Webster, speeding, $160.80. Ruth A. Dalbec, Superior, speeding, $160.80. Stacy L. Daniels, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Peter R. Denn, Frederic, speeding, not guilty plea. Wayne D. Depriest, Fridley, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bonny S. Diesterhaft, Rice Lake, speeding, $186.00. Scott M. Doriott, Webster, fail/stop at stop sign, $160.80. Joshua D. Dudley, Rice Lake, operating while suspended, $186.00. Daniel R. Eggers, Stillwater, Minn., set fire without extinguishing fire, $160.80. Adam R. Eichman, Siren, speeding, $186.00. Marshall C. Einrem, Springfield, S.D., speeding, $160.80. Carl W. Enck, Dresser, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. Steven J. Englund, Spooner, operating while suspended, $186.00. Erwin A. Engstrom, Siren, inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Joseph R. Evitch, Birchwood, speeding, $160.80. Terry R. Fish, Webster, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. James S. Fleming, Hayward, speeding, $160.80. Chazra S. Fowler, Luck,

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Matthew J. Ahlberg, Gordon, speeding, $160.80. Thomas R. Albert, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Carol M. Alderman, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Christina C. Allred, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $160.80. Jacquelyn R. Anderson, Grantsburg, permit unauthorized person to drive, $186.00. Lenard Arnone, Thunder Bay, Ontario, speeding, $160.80. Erik G. Ascher, Menominee, Mich., speeding, $160.80. Bert F. Barnes, Siren, speeding, not guilty plea. Melissa A. Bearhart, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating while suspended, $186.00. Gerald A. Becker, Danbury, speeding, $160.80. Adam C. Bistram, Cushing, speeding, $160.80. Allen R. Blair, Lesueur, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Justin S. Blasik, Siren, driving too fast for conditions, $198.60; nonregistration of vehicle <10,000 lbs., $160.80; fail to notify address change, $148.20. Kathleen M. Bonk, Willow River, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Crystal M. Brady, Grantsburg, inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Christopher L. Breeden, Webster, ATV – operate without headgear, $135.60. Michelle R. Butrick, Lake Nebagamon, speeding, $186.00. Shelby J. Callaway, Minong, speeding, $186.00. Cheryl L. Carson, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Robert B. Castonguay, Minneapolis, Minn., operate without valid license, $186.00. Casey A. Christianson,


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$249.00. Deanne E. Troge, Taylors Falls, Minn., operating while PAC .10 or more, operating while under influence, not guilty pleas. Courtney J. Vopal, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Kenneth F. Walker, Clear Lake, operating while suspended, $186.00. Trey E. Wardon, Prairie Farm, speeding, $160.80. Dawn L. Waterman, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Judith G. Yaker, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., speeding, $160.80. Alan H. Yelle, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Micheal A. Yost, Barron, seat belt violation, $10.00.

Polk County sheriff’s report Accidents

April 7, 2:08 a.m., Alden Twp., Hwy. 65, .25 mi. N. of County Line Avenue, SEAN T. DIESTEL, 21, Star Prairie, was traveling southbound on Hwy. 65. The passenger stated they were going too fast while negotiating a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into the ditch on the northbound traffic lane, hit an embankment, rolled over onto its roof and slid down the pavement. The operator was charged with OWI/causing injury. Operator was seriously injured (wearing seat belt) and his passenger, MICHAEL C GJERDAHL, 49, Star Prairie, (wearing seat belt) was also injured and both were transported by EMS. April 13, 12:35 p.m., Balsam Lake Twp., 120th Avenue, 10’ W. of 170th Street; #1—MATTHEW R. DRINKWINE, 27, Dresser; #2—ALAN L. MEYER, 24, Dresser; Unit 1 was negotiating a “U” turn to go east on 120th Avenue from the 170th Street intersection. As the driver of unit 1 used the north 170th Street road to make the turn, the driver indicated he stopped, facing south and began making the turn to go east. As he began to make the turn, unit 1 turned into the path of unit 2, which was westbound on 120th Avenue. Driver of unit 2 said he tried to slow but could not avoid unit 1. This intersection is a three-way stop, where westbound traffic has no control. The driver of unit 1, along with his two passengers, JEANNIE M. HOLLER, 19, Star Prairie, and DALE N. DRINKWINE, 11 months, Star Prairie, (all wearing safety equipment), sustained minor injuries and were transported by EMS. Unit 1 driver was cited for failure to yield right of way. April 18, 5:05 a.m., Alden Twp., GREG K. BLAKEBOROUGH, 56, Amery, was southbound on CTH PP. The wheels of his vehicle caught

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Avenue, swerved to miss a bear, overcorrected, crossed the roadway, entered the ditch, went through two fences in a pasture (owner: Elaine M Gudmunsen, Centuria), out a driveway and fled the scene to the west. Vehicle was located at a residence about a mile west of the crash site. Driver received a minor injury (not wearing seat belt/no EMS) and was cited for hit-and-run to property adjacent to highway.

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April 16, NATHAN J. WILLEY, RR Osceola, reported that his vehicle had been vandalized while parked at his residence. April 17, a shoplifting complaint was received from the WHISKEY JAKE’s business in downtown Balsam Lake. Jewelry was stolen. Two adult females were taken into custody for the theft, STEPHANIE R. TRUMAN, 25, Rice Lake, and BETH A. HAASE, 25, Rice Lake. April 18, HEIDI L. VIEBROCK, RR Dresser, reported the theft of an 18” bar McCullough chain saw, 30’ aluminum extension ladder, dark green, fiberglass canoe and a Sears 3500 torpedo heater from her property. April 18, a bicycle was stolen from the BOBBI BLATTNER property in rural Osceola. The bicycle was later recovered from the juvenile suspect. April 18, EVA RANGITSCH, Scandia, Minn.. reported that the windows of her cabin located at the Port Valhalla Resort, RR Amery, had sustained damage by projectiles. April 20, a wooden reel containing copper wire/cable was stolen from the CenturyTel company in the area of rural Osceola. April 24, a theft of gasoline was reported by an employee of the LAKE MAGNOR STORE, RR Clayton. April 24, GEORGE O. MILLER, Eau Claire, reported the theft of his 2003 Yamaha Grizzly ATV and utility trailer from his property in rural Comstock. April 24, a burglary occurred at the EDWARD J. PETZE, Elmwood, cabin located in rural Balsam Lake. Taken were a TV converter, .22 Marlin rifle with scope/case, cordless drill, beer, and a Skil saw. April 25, JAMES J. MUELLER, Palatine, Ill, reported a burglary occurred to his residence in rural Amery. Taken were a fiberglass ladder, two air nailers, a compound miter saw, trolling motor, air compressor and a Craftsman chain saw.




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the grave/ditch. Vehicle went into the ditch and hit trees. Driver cited for unreasonable speed. April 18, 6:10 p.m., Alden Twp., 10th Avenue, .5 mi. W. of CTH M, STEVEN R. PIPPENGER, 41, Osceola, was traveling westbound on 10th Avenue. The vehicle drifted onto the north shoulder. Driver was unable to steer his motorcycle back onto the roadway. The motorcycle skidded sideways and tipped over and down an embankment onto rocks. Driver left the scene without reporting and was located at the Osceola Medical Center. Driver arrested and cited for OMVWI and failure to notify police of an accident. Driver sustained a minor injury (no EMS transport). April 18, 11:10 p.m., St. Croix Falls Twp., 200th Street, .24 mi. S. of CTH I/180th Avenue; KAITLIN R. REED, 24, Osceola, was southbound on 200th Street when she entered the east ditch and lost control as she crossed back over 200th Street. She entered the west ditch with the vehicle tipping onto the driver side of the vehicle as it entered the tree line, becoming lodged between trees and coming to rest on the driver side. Driver sustained a minor injury (wearing seat belt/transported by EMS). Driver cited for OMVWI. April 19, 6:30 p.m., Osceola Twp., CTH MM at 90th Avenue; #1—SAMANTHA J. ROUW, 16, Osceola; #2—MONIQUE R. TRETSVEN, 18, Dresser; Unit 1 was stopped at the stop sign. Unit 2 was northbound on CTH MM. Unit 1 pulled out from the stop sign, going straight and struck unit 2 in the driver’s side. Driver of unit 1 said she didn’t see unit 2. Driver of unit 1 was cited for failure to yield right of way. April 22, 1:15 a.m., Eureka Twp., 190th Avenue, .25 mi. W. of 200th Street, ADAM G. ROULEAU, 17, Balsam Lake, was traveling eastbound on 190th

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Angela M. Severin, Milltown, speeding, $160.80. Walter W. Sipper, Luck, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Steven D. Smith, Boyceville, operating while suspended, $186.00. Theresa M. Sopland, New Richmond, speeding, $160.80. Jerome J. Sorensen, Star Prairie, speeding, $160.80. Jason A. Spafford, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Nathan J. Steele, Frederic, burning without a permit, $160.80; speeding, not guilty plea. Luke A. Sundeen, Wyoming, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Joshua R. Tacheny, Luck, operating while revoked, $250.00; failure to notify police of accident,

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Jennifer A. Ramautar, Osceola, operating vehicle without stopping lights, $148.20. Micheal F. Reiter, Amery, dog at large, not guilty plea. Thomas H. Rogatzke, Sleepy Eye, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Russel J. Runblade Jr., Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Michael W. Sayre, Lenoir City, Tenn., passing in no-passing zone, $105.00. David A. Schmelter, New Richmond, speeding, not guilty plea. Holly D. Schuldt, Amery, speeding, $186.00. Sandy R. Selnick, Golden Valley, Minn., truck following to closely, not guilty plea.

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Thomas V. Johnson, Dresser, operating while suspended, $186.00. James R. Kaczmarczyk, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Daniel R. Kaiser, Luck, speeding, $160.80. Micheal B. Knudson, Milltown, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Scottie L. Kobs, Deer Park, seat belt requirement, $10.00. Brandy A. Lucrezia-Clark, Turtle Lake, speeding, $160.80. Jacob D. Lundgren, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Brett M. Magnuson, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Nora E. Martin, Minneapolis, Minn., failure to keep vehicle under control, $198.60. David A. Mathews, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bradly T. McCarty, Clayton, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. David J. Merrill, Balsam Lake, failure to notify police of accident, $249.00. Cody A. Metzger, Boyceville, operating while revoked, $249.00. Allen R. Mielke, Osceola, operate snowmobile while intoxicated, $627.00 and order for assessment. Tracey L. Mofle, Haugen, speeding, $160.80. Timothy D. Mrdutt, Comstock, speeding, $160.80. Dennis D. Nelson, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating while PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Michael C. Nistler, South St. Paul, Minn., possession of illegal sized fish, $248.60. John R. Nystrom, Luck, snowmobile accident w/injury, not guilty plea. Sarah A. Oerter, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. James S. Olson, St. Paul, Minn., fail/stop at stop sign, $160.80. Michelle R. Otterness, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $236.40. William F. Otto, Balsam Lake, speeding, $160.80. Kelly J. A. Ploszay, Amery, operate motor vehicle w/o adequate muffler, $160.80. Richie J. Powell, Edina, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jesel J. Price, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. Alex J. Praschak, Star Prairie, speeding, $160.80. Timothy J. Raddatz, Prairie Farm, speeding, $160.80. Brad L. Radinzel, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $186.00.

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$438.80. Nathaniel M. Dahl, Amery, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. James C. Darflinger, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Bradley D. Dary, Menomonie, failure to keep vehicle under control, not guilty plea. Patrick E. Dittbrenner, Cumberland, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Josiah A. Draves, St. Croix Falls, unreasonable and imprudent speed, $198.60. Gabrielle M. Dubois, Amery, operating while suspended, $186.00. John P. Dulon, Star Prairie, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Glen P. Duncan, Osceola, failure to notify police of accident, $249.00. Lucas L. Eggert, Glenwood City, speeding, $186.00. Robin J. Einberger, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Ashley R. Elfers, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Heather M. Elfers, St. Croix falls, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, not guilty plea. Lawrence Fontonille, St. Croix Falls, ATV – operate on private property without consent, $249.00. Jodi L. Fuller, Clear Lake, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Michael R. Gibson, Star Prairie, speeding, $160.80. Daniel R. Grunwald, Cambridge, Minn., molest, destroy, etc. state property, $186.00. Abdirizak H. Gvre, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Mathew J. Hall, New Richmond, driving too fast for conditions, $198.60. Joshua J. Handrahan, Amery, operating while under influence, nonregistration of auto, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Bart H. Hanson, Grantsburg, ATV – operate on private property without consent, $249.00. Jason R. Hase, Cumberland, speeding, not guilty plea. Melissa L. Heath, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $160.80. David J. Hopkins-Hile, Cumberland, speeding, $160.80. Jacob M. Jeska, Amery, speeding, $160.80. James E. Johnson, Grantsburg, ATV – operate on private property without consent, $249.00. Jedidiah A. Johnson, Centuria, deposit or discharge solid waste on public or private property, $375.00. Russell L. Johnson, St. Croix Falls, nonregistration of auto, $160.80.

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Brady A. Aasmundrud, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Raymond W. Allen, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $211.20. April M. Anderson, Frederic, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Ryan G. Andrie, Dresser, seat belt violation, $10.00. George A. Apostolou, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Daniel L. Bantz, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jason C. Barney, Clear Lake, discharge firearm from across highway, $203.40. Kevin E. Baumgart, Maple Grove, Minn., building within setback area without a permit, not guilty plea. Tammy J. Belisle, Dresser, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Ashley N. Bilderback, Brainerd, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Roxanne R. Birrenbach, Somerset, speeding, $211.20. Curtis R. Blandin, St. Louis, Park, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Roberta A. Blattner, Osceola, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Brian R. Bottlofson, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Shawn P. Bottlolfson, Clear Lake, speeding, $160.80. Michael A. Bowen, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Aushleana Branville, Luck, driving too fast for conditions, $198.60. Jennifer L. Bridges, Dresser, speeding, $160.80. Randall S. Brom, Cumberland, speeding, $343.50. David L. Buck, Frederic, speeding, $160.80. Dale C. Burmeister, Isle, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Mark S. Burton, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Richard B. Bury, Mound, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Tony S. Bushnger, Somerset, hunt without license, not guilty plea. Travis V. Byl, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $160.80. Jennifer C. Cebery, Amery, fail to yield right of way from stop sign, $160.80. Barbara J. Ceder, Frederic, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Polly A. Chartrand, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jeremy R. Christensen, Dresser, speeding, not guilty plea. John F. Coyle, Rogers, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Edward Cullen, St. Croix Falls, building without permit,




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Charles D. Coon, 31, Luck, Joseph A. Jones, 29, Cass Voyager Village, vs. Laura L. warrant - failure to appear, April Lake, Minn., failure to pay fines, Van Holtum, Somerset, 23. April 23. $3,084.61. Shayne T. Dalbec, 33, Mora, Larry J. Kolve, 37, St. Croix Burnett Medical Center, vs. Minn., failure to pay fines, April Falls, failure to pay fines, April Kathleen Hess, Grantsburg, 22. 22. $582.13. James M. Damian, 58, MinBenjamin S. Peterson, 31, neapolis, Minn., failure to pay Phoenix, Ariz., failure to pay fines, April 22. fines, April 22. Richard J. Dodge, 41, Green Johnathan C. Quaderer, 17, Bay, failure to pay fines, April 23. Hayward, warrant - failure to apRobert G. Evans, 44, Grants- pear, April 22. burg, failure to pay fines, April Tonia J. Rightman, 37, Siren, 23. failure to pay fines, April 23. Mercelia M. Studeman, 84, Richard Feeney, no date of Sadie E. Rogers, 21, Siren, Webster Village, April 4. birth given, Shell Lake, failure to failure to pay fines, April 22. pay fines, April 23. Rhonda S. Schmitt, 30, Mia N. Graves, 28, Sand- Grantsburg, failure to pay fines, stone, Minn., arrest warrant - April 22. complaint, April 22. Eowynn S. Shannon, 26, Ramona M. Jack, 21, Flam- Siren, failure to pay fines, April beau, failure to pay fines, April 22. 22. Sean A. Smallwood, 25, Carl M. Johnson, 25, Stone Frederic, failure to pay fines, Polk County is accepting applications for Lake, failure to pay fines, April April 23. Dorothy M. Ladoucer, 84, the following 22. Trent R. Taher, 25, Missoula,positions: March 30, 2000, Frederic Gerald M. Christensen, 67, Joshua D. Johnson, 25, Aging Mt., failure to pay fines, April 22. $12.02/hr. Site Manager April 5, 2009, Osceola Wyoming, failure to pay fines, Aging Dept. Russell f. Bottolfson, 85, April April 23. CASUAL FILL IN WHEN NEEDED7,3.5 - 4-hr./day 2009, Star Prairie Deadline to apply: Open until filled David J. Montpetit, 65, April 11, 2009, Amery Deputy Sheriff $20.37/hr. Fred W. Jepsen, 81, April 13, 2009, Apple River Township Sheriff’s Office Perry E. Johnson, 83, April March 25: A student at Siren Full Time April 25: Jerome D. Wilsey, 13, 2009, Dresser School was cited for disorderly Deadline 60, Siren, citedMarch for failing towas apply: 24,to 2008 Boyd H. Junkans, 80, April 15, conduct for using foul language stop at the stop sign on South MUST complete “Sheriff Deputy Application” and walking out of class. Shore Drive and Fourth Avenue 2009, Amery Harold A. Peterson, 63, April April 14: A Siren School stu- Seasonal at 10:33 p.m. Highway $12.77 18, 2009, Georgetown Township dent was cited for disorderly con- Deadline to apply: March 26, 2008 Wendell E. Huro, 73, April 20, duct for being destructive and 2009, Milltown. $10.08/hr. - $10.48/hr. disrespectful to a teacher in addi- **Dietary Aide tion to using foul language. Golden Age Manor April 20: Marilee M. Grove, Part-time 43 hr./pay period (varying shifts) 52, McCook, Neb., was cited for Deadline to apply: Open until filled speeding at 6:33 p.m. on Hwy. For questions call Michelle Gunn @ 715-268-7107 35/70 and Works Progress JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND APPLICATION CAN BE Street. April 24: Johnathan L. OBTAINED FROM POLK COUNTY’S WEB SITE AT: Monthly Board Lowry, 18, Siren, was cited for, or Polk County Dept. of Human Burning is allowed from Meeting disorderly conduct at 9 p.m. by Resources, Polkonly Co. from Plaza #229, Balsam Lake, WI 6 p.m. to100 10 p.m. the Dairy Queen on Works 54810, Monday, 11, 715-485-9176 or Golden Age Manor, 220 May Scholl Progress Street. Lowry allegedly April 1,WI, 2009 to June 1, AA/EEOC at 7 p.m. Ct., Amery, 715-268-7107. was throwing fireworks at cars. 2009. Bradley C. Anderson, 23, **PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION Milltown DIRECTLYFire TO Hall Patsy Gustafson Siren, was cited for failing to use Virgil Hansen, Clerk 481646MICHELLE @ GOLDEN AGE MANOR Town Clerk 32-36L 483146 25-26a,d 33-37L a seat belt during a traffic stop on First Avenue and Works Progress Street at 8:21 p.m. He was given a verbal warning for going through a stop sign at that intersection.

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Spooner Health System vs. Stacey R. Nelson, Danbury, $620.28. St. Croix Regional Medical vs. Mitchell Lindberg, Grantsburg, $2,258.37. St. Croix Regional Medical

vs. Troy Main, Danbury, $987.40. HSBC Bank Nevada vs. Evelyn M. Peters, Siren, $1,248.00.

NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADJOURN BOARD OF REVIEW TO LATER DATE Town of Daniels, Burnett County Board of Review will meet on the 12th day of May, 2009, at 7:15 p.m. at Daniels Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the thirty-day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Sec. 70.47 (1) of Wis. Statutes. Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, the Board of Review will be adjourned until further notice. Notice is hereby given this 27th day of April, 2009, by Ellen Ellis, Daniels Township, Town Clerk 484055 36L WNAXLP

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APPLICATION FOR LICENSE Application for the Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to the town board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wis. The undersigned: Jed’s Laker Lounge Robert C. Campbell, President Jennifer K. Campbell, Vice President 24787 Clam Lake Drive Siren, WI 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at: 24787 Clam Lake Drive Siren, WI 54872 Dated April 24, 2009 Mary Hunter, Clerk Town of Siren

Public Health Educator $20.76/hr. Bachelor’s Health Department $22.14/hr. Master’s Part time, limited term, grant funded (up to 30 hr./wk) Deadline to apply: Open until filled YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, 715-4859175. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 484072 36L


Notice is herby given, to each and every person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the Village of Siren, County of Burnett, State of Wisconsin, to destroy all noxious weeds: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge and Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny). The term destroy means the complete killing of weed plants above the surface of the ground by the use of chemicals, cutting, tillage, cropping system, pasturing livestock, or any or all of these in effective, combination, at a time and in a manner as will effectually prevent the weed plants from maturing to the bloom or flower state as required by Wisconsin §66.0407. 484057 36-37L WNAXLP Ann L. Peterson, Clerk/Treasurer

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ANNUAL ROAD CLEANUP AND RECYCLING DAY Saturday, May 9 - 8 a.m. to Noon


Get together with your neighbors and clean up the roads in your area. Don’t forget the major roads... - County A from Pope Rd. to Thompson Rd. - County C from County T to County A - Bushey Road from County A to County T - Alden Rd., Pratt Rd., Mallard Lake Rd. - Leef Rd., Chalet Rd., 3 Mile Rd. - Kilkare Rd. from County A to Kilkare Lodge Trash bags from road cleanup can be left at any major road intersection in the Town of Jackson or drop them off at Town Hall from 8 a.m. to noon on May 9 ONLY. Any questions, call Supervisor Nancy Growe at 715-866-4589.

Here’s your chance to RECYCLE your old appliances, computers or miscellaneous electronics. WHITE GOODS including stoves, empty refrigerators and freezers, water heaters, etc. First 2 items are FREE and a $10 fee will be charged on each item over 2. We will also accept air conditioners, computer systems, TVs, single computer components, printers, microwaves and other miscellaneous electronics for a small fee. Check our Web site for all prices. We do not accept tires, brush or aluminum cans or hazardous materials. Car & boat batteries may be taken to the NAPA store in Webster.

Please stop by on Saturday and share a cup of coffee and a sweet treat and meet your Town Board supervisors. 483835 36L 26a Our volunteer firefighters will be on-site to help unload your car or trailer.

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Burnett County is seeking applicants for a Temporary Clerical position. Approximate duration of assignment is 4 to 6 months, performing a variety of advanced clerical and computer tasks, requiring considerable office experience with an emphasis on computer data entry, word processing and basic accounting. This employee will be responsible for the coordination of transportation services for consumers of the Health and Human Services Department. This type of position requires office experience and completion of a standard high school course, supplemented by business or vocational/technical school courses or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. The selection process may include initial screening, written exam, skill test and personal interview. Starting Salary: $14.72 per hour For further information and application material contact the Burnett County Administration/Human Resources Office, Burnett County Government Center, Room #190, 7410 County Road K, #116, Siren, WI 54872 ( or Phone: 715-349-2181, Fax: 715-349-2180). Applications accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2009. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 484066 36-37L 26a,b,c


ANNUAL MEETING Tues., May 12, 2009 7 p.m. at Don (Shorty) Beaulieu’s 314 2nd Ave. SW Milltown, Wis. 483730 36-37L 26-27a

Ken Kellogg Secretary

(April 15, 22, 29) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) NA 701 E 60TH ST. NORTH SIOUX FALLS, SD, 57117 Plaintiff, vs. JOHN R. SULLIVAN 2514 235TH ST. CUSHING, WI 54006-0000 Defendant(s). Case No. 09CV160 AMENDED SUMMONS Monday judgment: 30301 Our File: 652692 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to each person named above as Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after April 9, 2009, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court whose address is 1005 W. Main Street, Suite 600, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is shown below. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer to the complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: March 24, 2009. /s/ Brandon E. Bowlin

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(April 29, May 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM F. BOKENYI and SHERRI D. BOKENYI, husband and wife; and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants, Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-608 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 17, 2008, in the amount of $199,967.55, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 26, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 32 Of First Addition To Montriol Estates. Said Land Being In The City Of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 684 South Moody Road, St. Croix Falls. TAX KEY NO.: 281-1341-0000. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.


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(April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, Vs MICHAEL SMITH, et al Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 437 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 29, 2008, in the amount of $240,794.64 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of the sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal leins and encumbrances. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3337, filed April 16, 2001, in Volume 15 of Certified Survey Maps, page 104, as Document No. 610977, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 35, Town 34 North, Range 17 West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wis. Also described as: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3337, filed April 16, 2001, in Volume 15 of Certified Survey Maps, page 104, as Document No. 610977, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 35, Town 34 North, Range 17 West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. Together with a 66 foot wide access easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 as designated by Surveyor of Certified Survey Map No. 3337. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1225 135th St., Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 006-01076-0100. Dated this 10th day of April 2009. /S/ Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Benjamin J. Pliskie State Bar #1037985 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (148884)


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Application for Retail Class A to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Daniels, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Backwoods Beer and Bait Roger Wood, Agent 10561 State Rd. 70 Siren, WI 54872 NW 1/4, Sec. 19, T38N, R17W Hereby applies for a Retail Class A License to sell Intoxicating Liquors and Fermented Malt Beverages from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Dated April 22, 2009 Ellen Ellis, Clerk Town of Daniels 483771 36L 26a


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COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Monday, May 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at Daniels Town Hall

Kevin L. O’Gara, 55, Frederic, issue worthless check, $249.00. Erin E. Dearbin, 22, Webster, battery, one-year probation, sent. withheld, 12-day jail sentence, $1,582.96 restitution, no contact with victim, not to consume or




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Menomonie, issue worthless check, $55.00 restitution, $249.00.

Fri., May 8, 2009 7 p.m.

Agenda: ATV Discussion, allotted time for Public Comment and Comprehensive Planning Ellen M. Ellis, Clerk 484054 36L

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(April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 2009) STATE OF WISCONSIN POLK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee, for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004FFH3, Plaintiff vs. TROY D. CHRISTENSEN and JENNIFER S. CHRISTENSEN, husband and wife, and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE unknown tenants; and POLK COUNTY and DAVID HOLMDAHL; and DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF WISCONSIN, SC, and CHEMMASTER INC.; and RYAN M. BENSON and THE RIVERBANK; and LVNV FUNDING LLC, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants, and STATE OF WISCONSIN, Added Defendant. Case No. 08-CV-630 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 12, 2008, in the amount of $181,270.08, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 9, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main St., Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: The East 515 Feet of the North 729 Feet of the Southeast Quarter of Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4), Section Twenty-nine (29), Township Thirty-five (35) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wis., except the East 295 Feet of the North 362 Feet thereof, and except highway right of way. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1965 160th Street, Town of Milltown TAX KEY NO.: 40-969-0 Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

(April 22, 29, May 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, Vs. MARIETTE E. HOEFLER, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 531 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on Sept. 11, 2008, in the amount of $334,773.42 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 4351, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 132, as Document No. 674078, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 35 North, Range 19 West, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis. Together with an undivided 1/5 interest in Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 4351, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 132, as Document No. 674078, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 35 North, Range 19 West, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Parcel 1: Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 4351, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 132, as Document No. 674078, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 35 North, Range 19 West, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: An undivided 1/5 interest in Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 4351, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 132, as Document No. 674078, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12, Township 35 North, Range 19 West, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2434 225th Ave., St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 TAX KEY NO.: 020-01102-0150 Dated this 14th day of April 2009 /S/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (145818)

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Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. To the town board of the Town of Blaine, Burnett County, Wis., the undersigned: Woodland Tavern Timothy Robertson, Owner 34002 Highway 35 Danbury, WI 54830 Hereby applies for Class B Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor License from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated: April 27, 2009 Town of Blaine 483948 36L Dori Willett, Clerk WNAXLP (April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY C.U. Mortgage Services, Inc. 500 Main Street, Suite 100 New Brighton, MN 55112, Plaintiff, vs. Christopher W. Cobb Annadale R. Cobb 538 Roundlake Lane Osceola, WI 54020 and, J. Doe I-V and XY2 Company I-V, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORECLOSURE Case No. 08-CV-481 Honorable Robert H. Rasmussen Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on October 8, 2008, in the amount of $269,811.27, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Foyer Area, Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 505 recorded in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 234 as Document No. 385464, located in the West one-half of the Southeast Quarter (W 2 of the SE 3), Section One (1), Township Thirty-two (32) North of Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 538 Roundlake Lane, Osceola, WI 54020. Dated this 19th day of March, 2009. Peterson Fram & Bergman, P.A. By /s/Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for Plaintiff 55 E. 5th Street, Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 482192 WNAXLP

possess alcohol, illegal drugs and use only prescribed amounts of prescription drugs, anger management assessment, alcohol assessment, $268.90. Jacob S. Hobbs, 19, Osceola, possession of THC, oneyear probation, 40-day jail sentence, Huber release granted, ordered to complete HSED or GED, alcohol assessment, $88.00. (Apr. 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SANDRA J. ORFEI Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 09 PR 20 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was June 11, 1939, and date of death was March 19, 2009. The decedent died domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: 2329 Woodland Shores, Luck, WI 54853. All interested persons have waived notice. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before July 27, 2009. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar April 16, 2009 Christine A. Rasmussen Attorney 103 N. Knowles Ave. New Richmond, WI 54017 715-246-2211

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operation on highway, $123.00. Kayla M. Schmidt Burmeister, 17, Balsam Lake, speeding, $160.80. Gordon W. Harmon, 69, Grantsburg, OWI, $740.00, license revoked seven months, alcohol assessment. Lacey R. Hunt, 25, St. Paul, Minn., issue worthless check, $108.17 restitution, $213.00. Mark L. Harris, 41,

(April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN L. BUCK, individually and d/b/a Lake Country Cheese and d/b/a Falls Maytag, f/d/b/a Appliances & More, and BILL’S DISTRIBUTING, and WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 20 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on March 31, 2009, in the amount of $355,823.91, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on: Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map No. 1444, recorded in Volume 7 of Certified Survey Maps, page 21, Document No. 486208, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of NW 1/4), Section 35, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 044-00982-0000. Street Address: 1978 U.S. Highway 8, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 14th day of April, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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birth given, Shakopee, Minn., construct building without a permit, $123.00. Nathaniel P. Sandvig, 27, Prescott, illegal snowmobile operation on highway, $123.00. Jay T. McQuillan, 27, St. Paul, Minn., operate recreation vehicle in unauthorized area, $123.00. Brian L. Hayek, 28, Bloomington, Minn., illegal snowmobile

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James S. Daniels, 40, Webster, speeding, $160.80. Dean A. Joersz, no date of

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BIDS WANTED GRADING OF GRAVEL ROADS - TOWN OF SIREN The Town of Siren is seeking sealed bids for the grading of the township gravel roads for the summer season with a road grader. Must have certificate of insurance. The township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids will be opened on May 14, 2009, at 7 at the Siren Town Hall. Mary Hunter, Clerk 23340 Soderberg Road 482869 35-37L Siren, WI 54872

SPRING CLEANUP WEEK May 11 - May 15, 2009

The Village Crew will pick up items such as appliances, furniture, tires and demolition material. This service is by appointment only. A $10 minimum charge will apply.

Village of Frederic

Call the Village Hall to schedule a pickup.


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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SPRING CLEANUP Scheduled for April 25 & 26, 2009, and May 2 & 3, 2009

Spring cleanup of roads and ditches located in the Town of St. Croix Falls is scheduled for the weekends of April 25 and 26, 2009, and May 2 and 3, 2009. Residents of the town can pick up garbage bags at the Town Hall located at 1305 200th Street and Highway 8. Please be sure to check in at the Town Hall and sign the volunteer list. We would like to recognize those who help keep our town clean and attractive in both the next newsletter and on our Web site. All garbage picked up from the ditches of town roads can be left on the shoulder of the road for pick up Monday, April 27, 2009, and May 4, 2009, or brought to the Town Hall. Many thanks go to all who volunteer as well as those who clean up the roadsides year-round. 483382 35-36L Janet Krueger, Town Clerk


The Siren Sanitary District meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting, the Town of Siren will hold a Board Meeting at approximately 7 p.m. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk 715-349-5119 483495 36-37L



The Town of Lincoln is holding a cleanup day at Karlsborg & Perida Cemeteries on Sunday, May 3, 2009, to rake, brush, etc. Please contact Steve Washkuhn, 715-866-4201, for details. Thank you, 483930 36L 26a Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk


The Village of Milltown is taking bids for a 85x24’ concrete slab for skate park. For specifications, contact the Village Hall at 715-825-3258 or stop in at 89 Main Street W. Bids will be considered at the monthly board meeting on May 11, 2009, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Milltown Village Hall, 89 Main St. W. Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 483470 35-36L

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(April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. MILO T. MANNINO, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 524 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 20, 2009, in the amount of $180,429.39, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 26, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 4382, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 163, as Document No. 675941, located in the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 26, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, in the Town of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1966 Dwight Lane, Dresser, WI 54009. TAX KEY NO.: 042-00588-0200. Dated this 1st day of April, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (146846)

(Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY GREENTREE SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS J. WALTON, ANNA M. WALTON, CAPITAL ONE BANK, Defendants. Case No.: 08 CV 755 Case Code: 30404 Case Type: Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on the 12th day of December, 2008, I will sell at public auction in the front lobby/ foyer area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, in the City of Balsam Lake, County of Polk, Wis., on June 23, 2009, at 10 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot Thirty-five (35) of the Plat of Pixie Acres Mobile Home Second Addition to the Village of Milltown, being part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of SW 1/ 4), Section 8, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Polk County, WI. Tax Parcel No.: 151-00427-0000 Address: 623 Milltown Ave. Milltown, WI TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% down of amount bid in cash or certified check at the time of sale made payable to Clerk of Courts; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. SALE SUBJECT TO: Property to be sold as a whole “AS IS” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances, real estate taxes, accrued and accruing special assessments, if any, penalties and interest. Purchaser to pay all recording fees, Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax and cost of title evidence. Dated this 14th day of April, 2009. Tim Moore Polk County Sheriff Attorney Sam Kaufman 201 S. Marr Street Fond du Lac, WI 54936


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(April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff vs. GERALD R. WONDRA JR. and ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Defendants. Case No. 08 CV 422 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on November 25, 2008, in the amount of $67,839.07, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: The East 67 feet of Lot 3, Block B, Peterson’s Addition to the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 201-00503-0000. Street Address: 218 South Street, Amery, Wisconsin. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 31st day of March, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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(April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through Rural Housing Service (RHS), successor in interest to the Farmers Home Administration 4949 Kirschling Court Stevens Point, WI 54481, Plaintiff, -vsALISHA MCDERMOTT, 2009 W. Church Road Star Prairie, WI 54026, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 08 CV 679 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virture of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above action on February 17, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction, Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m., at the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Department at the Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, State of Wisconsin, the following described premises: The South 50 feet of the East Half of Lot W, Block 16, First Addition to the Village of Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin, Tax Key No. 12800232-0000. TERMS: Cash; subject to all unpaid property taxes, special assessments, penalties and interest. Buyer to pay transfer fee and costs of sheriff’s sale. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. BALANCE DUE: Within ten (10) days of confirmation of sale. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 407 Lake Avenue, Frederic, WI 54837. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, on March 26, 2009. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Wm. Jost Jost Law Office P.O. Box 54 Chetek, WI 54728

(April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK MUTUAL, Plaintiff, vs. DONALD E. BURKE; KATHERINE L. GLOMB, Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-672 Branch No. 2 Foreclosure of Mortgage/30404 NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on November 21, 2008, in the amount of $206,716.19, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction in the Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, WI 54810, on June 16, 2009, at 10 a.m., the following real estate and mortgaged premises directed by said Judgment to be sold, to-wit: Legal description: Lot 8, First Addition to Oak Meadows, being part of Outlot 67 and part of Outlot 68 of the Assessors Plat to the Village of Clayton, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, Village of Clayton, Polk County, Wisconsin. (TAX KEY NO. 112-00370-0800.) Address of Property: 105 Oak Dr., Clayton WI 54004. Terms of Sale: 10% down in cash or certified funds (no personal checks) at sale, the balance due within 10 days of confirmation. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the Court. Said real estate is sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. Tim Moore Polk County Sheriff STUPAR, SCHUSTER & COOPER, S.C. By: Jeffrey S. Schuster Attorneys for Plaintiff 633 West Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1800 Milwaukee, WI 53203 (414) 271-8833


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(April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY As Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-4 Plaintiff vs. CHRISTINE A. ANDERSON, et al Defendants Case No. 08 CV 175 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 25, 2008, in the amount of $163,739.64, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens, encumbrances, and applicable real estate transfer taxes. PLACE: In the foyer o the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 4019, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin, in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 49, as Document No. 652912. ADDRESS: 1553 230th Avenue, Milltown, WI 54858 TAX KEY NO.: 040-00111-0000 Dated this 30th day of March, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Polk County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Assoc., LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford State Bar #1034906 6508 South 27th Street Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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The Assessment Roll will be open for review for the Village of Frederic on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Frederic Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. The Village Assessor will be available May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. to hear any concerns pertaining to your property located in the Village of Frederic. Dated this 29th day of April, 2009. Kristi Swanson, Deputy Clerk 483799 36L WNAXLP


The Town of Clam Falls Annual Meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the town hall. The meeting will include a status report on the Comprehensive Land Use plan and review of the 2008 financial statement.


The monthly town board meeting for the Town of Clam Falls will be held immediately following the annual meeting.  Agenda will be posted. Betty Knutson, Clerk 483933 36L 26a For the Town Board


The Town of Jackson is seeking sealed bids for pulverizing existing asphalt surfaces on the length of Eagle Lake Road (0.67 mile) from Mail Road to Town Line. Pulverizing shall render existing asphalt surface to fragment size passing a 2” screening. Pulverizing work is to be coordinated with town representatives and must be completed by August 15, 2009. Bids are due on May 11, 2009, and will be opened at the monthly Town Board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Valid certificate of insurance must be presented with bids. The Town of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all bids or portion thereof, to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid, and to accept any bid which will best serve its interests. For more information, contact Roger Larson at 715-866-7529. 483506 36-37L 26-27a Sealed bids should be sent to Town of Jackson, 4599 County Road A, Webster, WI 54893. Attn.: Road Bid.



The Town of Jackson is seeking sealed bids for pulverizing existing asphalt surfaces on the length of Morningstar Drive from Fox Ridge Trace to Three Mile Road (1.1 miles). Pulverizing shall render existing asphalt surface to fragment size passing a 2” screening. Pulverizing work is to be coordinated with town representatives and paving contractors and must be completed by June 30, 2009. Bids are due on May 11, 2009, and will be opened at the monthly Town Board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Valid certificate of insurance must be presented with bids. The Town of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all bids or portion thereof, to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid, and to accept any bid which will best serve its interests. For more information, contact Roger Larson at 715-866-7529. 483508 36-37L 26-27a Sealed bids should be sent to Town of Jackson, 4599 County Road A, Webster, WI 54893. Attn.: Road Bid.




Burnett County is currently accepting applications for the position of Social Worker in the Health/Human Services Department located in Siren, Wisconsin. This position determines client needs, performs assessments, collects and records information, conducts studies and carries out programs with primarily a children and families caseload. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (Master preferred) in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Counseling and be currently licensed as a Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin or Minnesota or be qualified to obtain a Wisconsin Social Work License. Must also have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and access to a vehicle for daily use on the job. Starting Salary is $42,458 plus excellent fringe benefits. For further information and application material contact the Burnett County Administration/Human Resources Office, Burnett County Government Center – Room #190, 7410 County Road K, #116, Siren, WI 54872 ( or, Phone: 715/ 349-2181, Fax: 715/349-2180). Applications accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2009. 483298 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 35-36L 25a,b,c


The Town of Jackson is seeking sealed bids for surfacing over pulverized asphalt and compacted gravel on the length of Morningstar Drive from Fox Ridge Trace to Three Mile Road (1.1 miles). Paved width shall be 20 feet and compacted blacktop surface is to be 2 inches thick. Pulverizing of existing blacktop surface, spreading base gravel and initial shaping will be performed by others. Contractor to perform final grading, compacting and moisture content control prior to applying hot mix surface. Bids are to indicate planned material usage (tons per mile) for 2-inch compacted thickness and actual material usage is to be documented by certified weight tickets which must be presented at time of application. A completed engineer’s certification must be furnished upon completion of all work. Surfacing work is to be coordinated with town representatives and must be completed by September 15, 2009. Bids are due on June 8, 2009, and will be opened at the monthly Town Board meeting beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Valid certificate of insurance must be presented with bids. The Town of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all bids or portion thereof, to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid, and to accept any bid which will best serve its interests. For more information, contact Roger Larson at 715-866-7529. Sealed bids should be sent to Town of Jackson, 4599 County Road 483504 A, Webster, WI 54893. ATTN.: Road Bid Hot Mix. 36-37L 26-27a


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of Dean of Students at the WITC Ashland campus. This key position works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to promote student development. Responsibilities include providing collegewide leadership in the areas of academic advising, counseling and career services. This position reports to the Vice President, Student Affairs and supervises faculty, managers and support staff. Start date is negotiable, but no later than August 14, 2009. Qualifications include: Master’s degree in education, management, counseling, student personnel administration, student development or closely related field; two (2) years’ (full-time equivalency) teaching experience; two (2) years’ occupational experience outside the field of education; experience supervising professional staff and three (3) years’ work experience in the field of student services, student personnel administration or student development. WISCONSIN Deadline to apply: May 15, 2009 a complete list of qualifications INDIANHEAD For and to apply, visit our Website at TECHNICAL TTY 888COLLEGE 261-8578. 483791 36r,L, 26a-e WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator.


The store Menards is looking for an aggressive and responsible person with a Class “A” CDL to own and operate their own delivery truck and to deliver materials. This GREAT opportunity comes with super security and unlimited earning potential. This is YOUR opportunity to work with the #1 home improvement center! Contact Mike, Doug or Tom 1285 208th St., St. Croix Falls, WI 54020 715-483-2980

Northwest Counseling and Guidance Clinic Day Treatment is currently seeking an

AS NEEDED - Regional Clinical Mental Health Coordinator (Amery, Superior and Siren):

Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field, 3,000 hours postgraduate supervised experience and a minimum of two years full-time experience working directly with children with mental health disorders. NWCGC is a mental health agency that provides intensive, therapeutic services to children and adolescents who have severe emotional and mental health disorders. NWCGC is an EOE. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Carey Lillehaug

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The Polk County Land Information Committee will hold public hearings on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 8 a.m. in the Government Center (1st floor, County Boardroom), Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The Committee will recess at 8:30 a.m. to view sites and will reconvene again at 12:30 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, to consider the following and other agenda items: Central States Tower Holdings request two Conditional Use Permits for wireless telecommunication facilities (monopole towers, within the 200’ maximum height allowance), with one to be located at the Dwight & James Pederson property: 1875 West Church Rd., Pt. of NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Sec. 24/T32N/R18W, Town of Alden; and the other at the Glen & Debbriel Brown property: 1955 60th St., Pt. of NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 25/T35N/R16W, Town of Georgetown. AT&T/Dale & Teressa Jensen, land owners, request a Conditional Use Permit for a wireless telecommunication facility (monopole tower, within the 200’ maximum height allowance) at the following described property: 1308 80th St./Cty. Rd. E, Pt. of SE 1/4, SW 1/4, Sec. 26/T34N/R16W, Town of Apple River. AT&T/Polk County, land owners, request a Conditional Use Permit for a wireless telecommunication co-location at the following described property: 80 240th Ave., Lot 1, CSM #4997, Vol. 22/Pg. 104, Pt. of NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Sec. 1/T35N/R15W, Town of Johnstown. 483435 35-36L 25a,d

VILLAGE OF LUCK NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW OPEN BOOK will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Luck Village Hall, 401 South Main Street, Luck, WI. The assessment roll will be available for your review and the assessor will be present to answer your questions. NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review will meet at the Luck Village Hall, 401 Main Street, on the 11th day of May, 2009, beginning at 5 to 7 p.m. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to, a member of the Board about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate and value of the land of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s. 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordnance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35(1). The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Kathy Hanson, CMC, CMTW Village Clerk/Treasurer 483790 36L WNAXLP

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It was decided at the April 14, 2009, Annual Meeting for the Town of Lincoln, Burnett County, that Regular Meeting Notices will no longer appear in The InterCounty Leader and the Indianhead Advertiser, but be posted at Karlsborg, Perida Cemeteries and the Lincoln Town Hall instead. However, special notices such as Board of Review Meetings, Special Meetings and Election information will appear in future editions of these papers. If you have any questions regarding this change, you may call Clerk Patrice Bjorklund at 715-866-7580. Thank you. Respectfully submitted, 483928 36L 26a Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk

(MAR. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID M. DORMAN, a single person; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR WINSTAR MORTGAGE PARTNERS, INC.; and HIGHLAND BANK, Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-659 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE (Foreclosure of Mortgage30404) By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of said Circuit Court in the above-entitled action which was entered on December 9, 2008, in the amount of $212,658.00, I shall expose for sale and sell at public auction in the Foyer of the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 5th day of May, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., the following described premises or so much thereof as may be sufficient as to raise the amount due to the plaintiff for principal, interest and costs, together with the disbursements of sale and solicitors’ fees, to-wit: Parcel I: Lot 13 of the Certified Survey Map #1007 filed on November 16, 1983, in the Polk County Register of Deeds office in Volume 4 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 254, being a part of the South 1/2 of Northwest 1/4, of Section 27, Township 32 North, Range 17 West. Parcel II: An undivided 1/7 interest in fee simple to the access roadway described in the Certified Survey Map #279, recorded in the Polk Register of Deeds office in Volume 2 of Certified Survey Maps on page 8, as Document #367505, being located in said Southwest 1/4 of Northwest 1/4. This property is to be used for roadway purpose only and is to be used in common with the other owners of lots which abut the roadway. Subject to

an easement reserved to the grantor in that certain Warranty Deed dated June 18, 1987, recorded June 22, 1987, in Volume 507, page 835, Document #452628. Said easement which has been reserved to the grantor and owner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 32 North, Range 17 West, his successors and assigns, a future nonexclusive perpetual easement for ingress and egress across the above roadway to said Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 for no more than 8 residential lots which may be located therein. Parcel III: Together with an easement located in the Northeast 100 feet of Lot 12 of the Certified Survey Map #1007 filed on November 16, 1983, in the Polk County Register of Deeds office in Volume 4 of Certified Survey Maps on page 254, said easement being for the purpose of access from the Northwest portion of Lot 13 to the Southeast portion of Lot 13 and to be limited to an area which is 30 feet wide and abuts on the Southeast edge of said swamp as is shown on the Certified Survey Map, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 002-00694-0000 TERMS OF SALE: 10% DOWN CASH, MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED CHECK. BALANCE DUE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF CONFIRMATION OF SALE. THIS PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD AS IS AND SUBJECT TO ALL LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES. /s/Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Hersh Law Offices, LLC 10555 N. Port Washington Road Mequon, WI 53092 (262) 241-9339 State Bar No. 1016890 Velnetske The above property is located at 162 147th Street, Deer Park, Wisconsin. Hersh Law Offices, LLC, is a law firm representing a creditor in the collection of a debt owed to such creditor, and any such information obtained will be used for that purpose. 481076 WNAXLP


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POLK COUNTY EARLY LEARNING CENTER NOW ENROLLING Luck 4K Cardinals (4-year-old kindergarten)

The next meeting of the Meenon Town Board will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Meenon Town Hall. Agenda to include the following: Clerk’s report; treasurer’s report; road report; discussion of mower usage; piano at Town Hall and a possible ordinance in regards to Boring fees; pay bills and adjournment. Respectfully Submitted, Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Meenon Town Clerk

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8:00 A.M. - NOON Evergreen Recycling equipment will be available in the lower parking lot at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Fees are as follows:

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Notice is hereby given that Open Book for the Town of Meenon will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Meenon Town Hall. This session gives the property owner an opportunity to meet with the assessor, ask questions of the assessor and look over their property assessments.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009, 6 - 8 p.m., at the Meenon Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection of appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about in-come and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully Submitted, Suzanna M. Eytcheson 483778 36L 26a Meenon Town Clerk




Director, Materials Management - Must have minimum 2 years’ post-high-school education; min. 10 years’ exper. in materials management and min. 3 years’ supervisory exper. Please complete our application. RN House Supervisor - .75 FTE, straight nights with premium pay. 8- to 12-hour shifts and every third weekend. Must have 2 yrs.’ acute care exper., able to work independently in ER, able to manage departments and staff. Occupational Therapist - Half time, days. Need experience with outpatient hand therapy and splint making. Must have Wis. OT license. Physical Therapist - Casual, days, to cover vacations & leaves. Experience in hand therapy and wound care. Will need Wis. PT license. Call for more information, or check Web site. Apply Directly To SCRMC: 715-483-0286 • Fax: 715-483-0508 235 State Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

ALL LUCK SCHOOL DISTRICT CHILDREN WHO TURN AGE 4 BY SEPTEMBER 1 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE LUCK 4K CARDINALS PROGRAM AT THE PCELC IN BALSAM LAKE This is a half-day, 4-days-a-week program. TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED BOTH TO AND FROM THE LEARNING CENTER, but the buses fill up 483994 quickly, so please register as soon as possible. 36-37L 26-27a To register, please call the Luck Elementary School, 715-4722153, extension 108. You may also call Nina, Melinda or Jenny at 715-485-3413, PCELC, for more-detailed information.

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Regular Meeting - Mon., March 16, 2009 The President, Mr. Nelson, called the regular meeting of the Frederic School District Board of Education to order at 6:30 p.m. on Mon., March 16, 2009, in the 7-12 School, Room 107. Board members present: Mrs. Amundson, Mr. Engen, Mrs. Matz, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Taylor. Administration present: Mr. Draxler, Mrs. Steen and Mr. Tischer. Motion Matz/Amundson that this meeting was properly noticed. Motion carried 5-0. Mrs. Edling introduced sixth-graders Zach Williamson, Zach Schmidt, Zane Matz and Mark Olson. As the school winners of the “Battle of the Books,” they presented an overview of the program. Motion Taylor/Matz to approve the 2-16-09, regular meeting minutes. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Matz/Engen to approve the 2-26-09, special meeting minutes. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Nelson provided a summary of the 2-16-09, and 2-1609, closed session minutes. Motion Matz/Taylor to approve the 1-19-09, closed session minutes. Motion carried 5-0. The invoices for February 2009 were presented as follows: Regular invoices (#7255-7320 & 37676-37732). . . .$315,069.48 Payroll account.......................................................$179,082.99 Motion Admundson/Engen to authorize and confirm the money payments of the invoices presented. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Matz presented receipts for February 2009, totaling $1,464,664.76. Mr. Tischer reviewed the 2008-2009 budget. The administration presented building and district reports. Reports were submitted and presented by buildings and grounds and food service. Motion Taylor/Matz to approve the 2009-2010 calendar as presented (student start date 9-01-09, and end 6-04-10). Motion carried 5-0. Motion Amundson/Matz to approve the purchase of technology equipment at a cost of $61,267. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Taylor/Engen to approve an expenditure of $22,316 for the purchase of lift station pumps. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Matz/Engen to approve additional work hours (Title I/SPED) for W. Knauber and M. Kuechenmeister. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Taylor/Engen to approve 2009-2010 open enrollment applications as presented: 2 applications In; and 56 applications (39 students) Out. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Nelson announced to members of the Board that they should consider adjourning to closed session for the purpose of staffing and negotiations. Mr. Nelson informed the Board that the closed session would be proper and is authorized by s. 19.85 (1)(c)(i) of the WI Statutes. Motion Matz/Amundson to adjourn to closed session. Vote by roll call was unanimous to convene in closed session and the motion carried 5-0. Time: 9:02 p.m. The regular meeting reconvened at 9:30 p.m. Motion Engen/Taylor to approve a contract with Erin Hansford, junior high softball coach. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Matz/Amundson to approve Steve Jensen as a volunteer coach for baseball. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Matz/Taylor to approve issuing teachers contracts for 2009-2010. Motion carried 5-0. Motion Amundson/Engen to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0. Time: 9:32 p.m. 483777 36L Rebecca Amundson, Clerk


Carpet.......................................................$1.50/yd. Stuffed Chairs.............................................$15.00 Couches.......................................................$20.00 Carload.........................................................$10.00 Small Trailer................................................$25.00 Pickup/Large Trailer..................................$30.00 Oversize Load................................$40.00 & up Tires..........................................................$1.25/tire Appliances......................................................$2.00 Large TVs........................................................$5.00 Electronics.......................................No Charge Car Batteries...................................No Charge 4’ Fluorescent Bulbs...........................$1.00/bulb 8’ Fluorescent Bulbs...........................$1.50/bulb The Compost Site will be open for use by residents on this day from 8:00 a.m. - NOON. 483810 36L


Notice is hereby given that the Open Book session for the Town of West Sweden will be held Tues., May 19, 2009, from 3-5 p.m. at the West Sweden Town Hall. This session gives the property owner an opportunity to meet with the assessor, ask questions of the assessor and look over their property assessments.

NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF WEST SWEDEN Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of West Sweden of Polk County shall hold its first meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at the West Sweden Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board Of Review and procedural requirements of appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide info to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by phone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing a good caused for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to the valuation: if that valuation was made by the Assessor of the Objector using the income specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of West Sweden has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided of the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or for the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under section 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled person who present to the Board a letter from a physician, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, Town of West Sweden Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 483801 36L WNAXLP



By: Brian J. Wisdorf, I.D. #1065688 Loren M. Solfest, I.D. #1036610 Attorneys for Plaintiff 7300 West 147th Street Suite 600 Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-3136

Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt.

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Notices/Employment NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF SIREN Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Siren of Burnett County will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Siren Town Hall, 7240 South Long Lake Road. For appointments call 800-721-4157. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the board about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or County shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35(1) if Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Mary Hunter, Clerk Town of Siren 482871 35-37L WNALXP


NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Village of Frederic of Polk County, shall hold its first meeting on the 18th day of May, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frederic Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about that person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a) Wis. Statutes, that the assessor requests. The Village of Frederic has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Respectfully Submitted Village of Frederic 483797 36L WNAXLP Kristi Swanson, Deputy Clerk

www. (April 15, 22, 29) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF IRIS O. LUMSDEN DOD: March 16, 2009 Notice to Interested Persons and Time Limit for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 09 PR 22 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was October 16, 1917, and date of death was March 16, 2009. The decedent died domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of 750 E. Louisiana Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Please take notice that: 1. The application will be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 1034, before Jenell Anderson, Probate Registrar, on May 6, 2009, at 9 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. You need not appear unless you object. The application may be granted if no objection is made. 2. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before July 20, 2009. 3. Publication of this notice shall constitute notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar April 7, 2009 Brian D. Byrnes of Bakke Norman, S.C. Personal Representative/ Attorney 314 Keller Avenue North Amery, WI 54001 715-268-7360

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(April 29) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY Jerry L. Ryan P.O. Box 86 Danbury, WI 54830 Plaintiff: vs. To: Bill Larsen 7507 Main St. Danbury, WI 54830 Defendant. Amended Summons and Complaint Small Claims Case No. 09-SC-92 Claim For Money ($5,000 or less) 31001 Eviction 31004 SUMMONS To the Defendant(s): You are being sued as described below. If you wish to dispute this matter: You must appear at the time and place stated: May 20, 2009, 11:30 a.m. Burnett County Circuit Court 7410 County Road K, #115 Siren, WI 54872 If you need help in this matter because of a disability, please call: 715-349-2147. If you do not appear or answer, the plaintiff may win this case and a judgment entered for what the plaintiff is asking. /s/Jackie Kurkowski, Clerk Date Summons Issued 04/27/09 Date Summons Mailed 04/27/09 COMPLAINT Plaintiff’s Demand: The plaintiff states the following claim against the defendant(s): 1. Plaintiff demands judgment for Claim for Money $1,875 and Eviction. Plus interest, costs, attorney fees, if any, and such other relief as the court deems proper. 2. Brief statement of dates and facts: March - April - May Rent & Late Fee. Verification: Under oath, I state that the above complaint is true, except as those matters stated upon information and belief, and as to those matters, I believe them to be true. /s/Jerry L. Ryan 715-244-3099 484053 WNAXLP April 27, 2009

(April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff vs. NICHOLAS B. HESTER and CAROL A. HESTER, Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 61 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on March 18, 2009, in the amount of $100,972.86, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wis., on: Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: The Southeasterly 75 feet of Outlot 49 of the Outlot Plat of the Village of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 165-00411-0000. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 6th day of April, 2009. /s/ Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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Eighteen (18) West, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of parcel described in Volume 392 Records, page 262, Document No. 375027; thence following said East line North 1°50’27” West 2,087.97 feet; thence North 89°08’33” East 418.72 feet; thence South 1°50’27” East to the Southwest corner of parcel G of Certified Survey Map No. 795, recorded in Volume 4 of Certified Survey Maps, page 40, Document No. 404768; thence South 82°57’35” East to the Westerly line of 66-foot roadway easement (the Easterly line of said roadway easement being described in Volume 467 Records, page 494, Document No. 426682); thence Southerly following the Westerly line of said roadway easement to a point that is 500 feet North of the South section line; which is the point of beginning; thence West 990 feet; thence South 500 feet to Section line, thence East along section line to a point which is located on the Westerly line of said roadway easement, Southerly of the point of beginning, thence Northerly to the point of beginning, except highway right of way, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2331 230th Avenue, Cushing, Wisconsin 54028. Dated: April 23, 2009.


(April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CapFinancial Properties CV2, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Donald D. Smith, Evelyn K. Smith, Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. f/k/a Green Tree Financial Servicing Corporation, Household Finance Corporation, Capital One Bank, Elite Recovery Services, Department of Workforce Development, ABC Partnership, XYZ Corporation, John Doe and Mary Roe, Defendants. Case No.: 08-CV-615 Case Code: 30404 (Foreclosure of Mortgage) The amount claimed exeeds $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 23, 2008, in the amount of Fiftyone Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-eight and 24/100 Dollars ($51,888.24), the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE & TIME: June 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Entrance of Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section Six (6), Township Thirty-five (35) North, Range


Eclectic Thrift Boutique opening in Frederic

Don and Sonya Murtaugh will be running Murtaugh’s Eclectic Thrift Boutique with the help of their daughters, Breanna and Danaelle. – Photo Murtaugh’s Eclectic Thrift Boutique will be submitted housed in the building between the Holiday gas staThe Murtaughs extend gratitude to their family for tion and Great Northern Outdoors, at the south end all their help and support in starting up their business. of Frederic. The building was formerly Nancy’s “This could never have happened without the love Gifts. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

and support of our parents,” Murtaugh said. “We are so fortunate to have such parents.” – Brenda Sommerfeld with submitted information

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FREDERIC – Murtaugh’s Eclectic Thrift Boutique will be opening in Frederic Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. The store will be housed in the building previously known as Nancy’s Gifts, between the Holiday gas station and Great Northern Outdoors. “If someone had told us three or four years ago that we would be opening a new business in Frederic, we would never have believed it,” boutique owner Sonya Murtaugh stated. Sonya and her husband, Don, will be running Murtaugh’s Eclectic Thrift Boutique along with their daughters, Breanna and Danaelle. After the opening on Saturday, May 2, the boutique will be open Tuesday through Sunday weekly over the coming summer. “We want our thrift experience to stand out from others,” Murtaugh said. “We will be offering a clean, organized atmosphere with clothing that is clean, like new and up to date in styles, along with household items, collectibles, linens, toys and books with meaning.” Don’s mother, Arlene Murtaugh, will be adding spiritual gifts to the store in the future. Consignment sales will also be held eventually. “We feel that the Frederic area has a need for our type of business, and we are extremely excited to bring our store to Frederic,” Murtaugh explained. “There has been nothing but positive reaction from people. We are so grateful for the wonderful donations that we have received so far. The donations have been very much appreciated.” Donations may be brought to the store during visiting hours. The Murtaughs are gladly accepting calls and inquiries about what they may accept for donations. “We all need to be more thrifty,” Murtaugh said. “Don’t throw away anything that may be useful to someone else; recycle these items with us. Any donations that are given will be put up for sale in our boutique, and what doesn’t sell will be redonated to other causes.” “Don and I have spent countless hours planning and preparing for our new business,” Murtaugh said. “Lots of hours purchasing items for the business at auctions and estate sales. We have also spent many hours planning some really fun events for our business.” Some of the events the Murtaughs hope to host at their store include a coat drive, a food-shelf drive, a crazy-days sale and a children’s Christmas shopping day. The crazy-days sale proceeds will be donated to the children and elderly in the area. During the Christmas shopping day, children will be able to purchase gifts for family members and friends, wrap their gifts in the store and visit with Santa. “This gives kids the enjoyment of learning how to give during the holidays along with having some fun doing it,” Murtaugh commented. “It is our hope that we can give back to the community and bring some new life to the community through our business.”


St. Croix Family Home and Sports Show LEFT: The deer mounts caught the attention of Justin and Willie Lehman who came with their parents from Cushing to check out all the exhibits at the St. Croix Family Home and Sports Show at the Polk County Fairgrounds last Saturday. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer RIGHT: Visitors coming to the St. Croix Family Home and Sports Show at the Polk County Fairgrounds last Saturday had to stop and watch as Joe and Ben Semler of ChainSaw Carvings and Greatwoods Cabinetry from Ramsey, Minn., created beautiful wood sculptures of bears and eagles.

Special offerings at ASC Run/Walk FREDERIC – The Frederic ASC Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 9, with registration taking place form 8 - 9 a.m. at the Birch Street Elementary School. Team pictures will also be taken during this time. Registration forms are available at the U.S. and Bremer Banks, Curves, the Medicine Shoppe and Larsen Auto Center and are sent to Kay Thorsbakken at Box 221, Frederic. Preregistration is $5 and registration the day of the walk is $8. Teams and individuals can register at: Bob and Betty MacKean have donated a beautiful quilt that is being raffled as a fundraiser for the walk. The quilt is 75” by 75” and would compliment any room or decor. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available at The Medicine Shoppe, Curves, U.S. and Bremer Banks and from ACS Run/Walk committee members. Quilt tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the event. The Frederic Golf Course is offering a buy one, get one free round of golf for every run/walk participant. The golf course is also donating four free rounds of golf, so be certain to sign up for this drawing. This drawing will take place at 9:15 a.m. Lace up your walking shoes and join in the fight against cancer as we get one step closer to a cure. For more information, contact Elvira Schmidt at 715-653-2684. - submitted

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Jeff Allen of Milltown shows off his birdhouse “condos” made from recycled plastic jugs. Allen looks for discarded items he can reinvent into useful and salable items. “I am one of those recycling guys,” said Allen, who has been doing crafts related to nature for 15 years. “When I run out of jugs I’ll find something else to recycle,” he said.

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Un fo r ge tt a bl e w o rd s - un fo rg e tt a bl e t ri al by Nancy Jappe SIREN – “Guilty on the first count and guilty on the second count,” responded jury foreman Collin Tewalt as he was asked for the jury’s verdict against the defendant in a mock drunk-driving court case tried on stage in the auditorium at Siren School Friday, April 24. Jessica Tills, driver of a vehicle that was supposedly clocked at 93 miles an hour along Old Hwy. 35 near Fairgrounds Road in Webster, was being tried for the deaths of two Webster classmates, Sarah Walsh and Sam Radke. Walsh was said to be the driver of a second vehicle that was hit by the one driven by Tills at that intersection. A re-enactment of this accident scene was undertaken in the parking lot at Webster High School Monday, April 20. Photos from the re-enactment were published in the Leader’s April 22 issue. At that time, Kelly Pearson from Siren School, advisor to Siren/Webster AODA, said that if the staged accident would prevent just one student death, it would be worth the cost and effort. The abbreviated court trial, complete with judge, court reporter, clerk of court, jail administrator, prosecutor and defense attorney, went well over two hours in length. Watching the proceedings from the audience were students from both Siren and Webster high schools. The trial was sponsored by the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse organization of both schools, with the following warning: “Every 15 minutes, someone dies in an alcohol-related accident.” You could have heard a pin drop as closing statements were made by the prosecutor (Burnett County District Attorney William Norine), defense attorney John Grindell and Tills herself. Then came emotional statements read by Becky Walsh, Sarah Walsh’s mother, and the recorded voice of Sam Radke’s

“Every 15 minutes, someone dies in an alcohol-related death.”

– statistic from Kelly Pearson, advisor for the Siren/Webster Alcohol and Other Drug group that’s probably true,” he predicted, reminding the students that a simple error in judgment can result in erasing somebody from the face of the earth.

Mock-trial defendant Jessica Tills had her turn on the witness stand prior to her sentencing. “My life is ruined. I wish I could go back and decide not to drink and drive,” Tills told the judge. – Photos by Nancy Jappe mother. “Our dream has been shattered. Part of our lives died with you on April 20,” Becky Walsh said about her daughter’s death. And the plea from the dying Sarah to her mother, asking why, when she had followed her mother’s advice not to drink and drive, she was the one who had to die. “Think long and hard when the decision comes to drink and drive,” commented Burnett County Circuit Court Judge Ken Kutz at the end of the mock trial. Kutz compared drinking and driving to a game of Russian roulette. “The chances are out there,” he said, pointing out that the person or persons killed were likely to be a close friend or even a

This photo shows (L to R) Burnett County District Attorney William Norine, the prosecutor in the case; defense attorney John Grindell from Frederic; and Grindell’s client, Jessica Tills, a student at Webster High School. You will note that Tills is wearing an orange Burnett County inmate jumpsuit and has chains around her ankles, as an actual jail inmate would have worn if the case being tried was a real case.

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family member of the drunken driver. “People who drive under the influence and get into accidents more often than not are not the one who gets killed or even seriously injured at all. Someone else ends up paying the price for an error in judgment,” the judge said, emphasizing that no one in the room, with the exception of the adults, can legally drink and drive. “Will they drink and drive –

Brief review of the case As set forth in the court document, the defendant, Jessica Tills, was charged with causing two deaths by the operation of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. By testing a sample of blood at the hospital, her blood-alcohol level was at .165 percent, double the legal limit of .08 percent. In the fabricated description of the accident, the vehicle driven by Tills had lost control while driving south on Old Hwy. 35. It struck the vehicle driven by Walsh as the Walsh vehicle made a righthand turn onto the highway from West Fairgrounds Road. Sam Radke, the second victim, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Tills. Because of not wearing a seat belt, Radke was supposedly ejected from the vehicle.

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Staci Kopecky was one of three passengers in the vehicle supposedly driven by Jessica Tills. The “injured” Kopecky testified that she was worried about getting into the car with Tills as they headed to another party.


Mock trial/from page 1 The investigating officer found an open bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey in the vehicle driven by Tills, and empty beer cans and bottles were also found in the vehicle. Tills was said to have been at a party where alcohol was served prior to the accident. Sentence handed down As punishment for her actions and the resultant jury finding of guilty for causing the deaths of two fellow students, a prison sentence for Tills would have been withheld, and she would have been put under probation for 10 years. She would have served 10 months in the Burnett County Jail, with release allowed for work or continuance of her education. She would have undergone alcohol and drug assessment. She was ordered to write an apology to the families of the deceased and to take part in the Restorative Justice Victim/Offender Program, if the families were willing to go along with this. On the anniversary of the accident every year, Tills would have been required to visit the gravesite of each of the students as well as spend a weekend in jail, one day for each of the victims. In addition, she would have been convicted of a felony offense, carrying all the restrictions that go along with felony offenses. She would have paid restitution for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the families of the two victims as well as the DNA charge of $250 and court costs of $113. The maximum sentence allowed for this offense in a real trial would be a fine of not more than $100,000, imprisonment of not more than 25 years in prison, or both, for the death of each of the victims. The judge acknowledged the gravity of the offense, saying it cannot be understated, but that the sentence he chose for Tills was based on her having no prior record, his belief that this act was not premeditated and that Tills’ drinking and driving was an error in judgment. His goal in sentencing was to enforce the message of “Don’t” to people who would otherwise engage in this behavior. An additional explicit warning was given to all parents – a warning against hosting drinking parties for minors.

Burnett County Jail Administrator Terry Nesvold was on hand to put handcuffs on Jessica Tills after her sentencing to serve 10 months in the local jail following conviction for drunken driving in the mock trial in Siren Friday, April 24. Webster Police Officer Bridget Getts, the officer who swore out the complaint in the mock drunkendriving trial this past Friday, testified that she had investigated “several” other drunken-driving cases, and that she could smell the odor of intoxicants on the driver in this case. – Photos by Nancy Jappe

“Someone should have told them not to drink and drive. If someone had told them, I would still be alive. I didn’t drink and drive. Why am I the one to die? – statement made by deceased student in mock trial of drunken driver at Siren School Friday, April 24.


The Siren and Webster schools would like to thank the following individuals and agencies for their dedication and hard work to make the Mock Crash and Mock Trial a success! Your support and dedication has made a difference in the lives of many students! A huge thank-you to: North Ambulance Attorney - John Grindell Webster Police Trudy Schmidt Department Jeanne Taylor Siren Police Department Mike Maloney Webster Fire Donnie Spafford Department Baxter’s - Donation of Siren Fire Department Crash Cars Burnett County Sheriff’s Pat Taylor Department Lucy Basler - Chaplain Burnett County Jail All the parents/ Burnett County Public guardians involved Health Siren and Webster Honorable Judge Kutz AODA students District Attorney Siren and Webster Staff William Norine 484071 36Lp

Jan Moddrell acted as the pathologist who did an autopsy on Sam Radke, victim in the mock trial. She testified that Radke had died of a fractured skull.

The 12-student jury listened to all the testimony presented by the prosecutor, Burnett County District Attorney William Norine, and defense attorney John Grindell, in the mock trial at Siren School Friday, April 24. The trial followed all the procedures that would be used in a real trial, and was recorded by court reporter Jeanne Taylor.

Gameworks: Home of the 15th-annual 4-district post-prom party BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES – For the 15thyear, Grantsburg, Siren, Webster and Frederic worked together to provide another drug-free post prom party to provide a safe and fun activity for prom night. Student AODA representatives from each of the four schools chose to have the Post-Prom 2009 party be at

Grantsburg student Andy Falk enjoys one of the many racing simulators Gameworks had for unlimited use for the post-prom students. – Photos submitted

Gameworks Arcade in Minneapolis, Minn. Starting back in October of last year, student AODA members from the four schools have been meeting at the Siren Government Center once a month to put plans in place for this event. Each year the students elect the location and start to work on the fundraising to make this event possible. This year the choice destination, Gameworks, opened its doors for a three-hour lock-in from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. for 180 kids from the four schools. Gameworks is a two-story arcade with a bowling alley and over 150 games located on Block E in downtown Minneapolis. The students enjoyed the opportunity to bowl and dine on the pizza buffet between their attempts at the different arcade-style games, flight and racing simulators and contest games. Gratitude is extended to all the businesses for helping contribute to make

Grantsburg students (L to R): Rosie LaMere, Haley Larson, Jordan Christopherson and Cory Niles are preparing to bowl at Gameworks. this night possible and provide this safe alternative for post-prom. Without local business help the 4-district AODA wouldn’t have been able to be so successful for the last 15 years! Please read

the donor list published in the paper and support your local businesses as they generously support the post-prom opportunity for all the area kids. - submitted


The following three poems are by Cassandra Mercer, Siren eighth-grade student, National Scholastic Award-winning writer.

Writer’s Corner

Power Power To the people Power To the war Power To the store Power NO more There is no people power. There is too much in the war. We need more I stores. Let’s just leave the power To microwaves and light bulbs The River Dies The water drips down the rocks, Drizzling through a never ending cycle. Like humans in their cycle, Only ours stops when we die. Does the river die? Does the rainbow? Do the rocks on the shore? Where does the cycle break? And where do we?

Shriveling Humanity The light gets brighter on the tree as the limbs wither, Shrivel up The tax collector chuckles his way to the bank, He just made 10k off the rain forest. All it can breathe is methane. The busy city keeps on moving through there One less tree One less bark One less sliver of humanity. The following three poems are by Elizabeth Brown, Siren eighth-grade student, National Scholastic Award-winning writer. Nothing I am nothing A blade of grass in a field A speck of dirt in a sandbox A needle in a haystack

A star in the sky They have no clue I am nothing Invisible Thin air They look right through me I am nothing War In the battlefield Every day Without families Without love Hungry for real food! Like ice cream or steak. Broken-down, sad, Frozen like a sheet of ice, And drenched, almost to the point of drowned, So anxious To get the job done.

Northwest Regional Writers The Northwest Regional Writers meet at 1 p.m. the second Friday of the month either in Frederic or Grantsburg. Call Mary Jacobson at 715-349-2761 for more information about the organization.

Spoiled Rotten We all are spoiled rotten, Though we complain we are not. Because we never think about Everything we’ve got. We prance all around In our fancy shoes and hats, While everybody else Lives with the rats. Roofs over our heads And big comfy beds. People starve in the rain While outside I dance On their pain.

PoCo Penners The PoCo Penners meet the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. at the county boardroom in the government center in Balsam Lake. Contact Brenda Mayer at 715-485-3571 or Iris Holm 715-294-3174 for more information. - submitted

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced on one side only of 8 -1/2 x 11 white paper, leaving a minimum of 1-inch margins all around. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted. Submissions should be no more than 800 words. Submissions may be delivered to The Leader’s offices in Frederic or Siren, mailed to Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837 or e-mailed to We prefer e-mailed copy. If hand-delivered or mailed, please write "Writers’ Corner" somewhere on the front of the envelope. If e-mailed, please use "Writers’ Corner" as the subject and include the submission as body text of the e-mail. No attachments, please. Your submission to Writers’ Corner grants The Leader one-time rights to publish the item in the weekly newspaper. The author retains the copyright and all future publication rights. The Leader may edit submissions for grammar and punctuation, clarity and length. If you have any questions about this feature, please contact us at or call 715-327-4236. - Editor It is 3:18 a.m. and this is one of my sleepless nights. One of those nights when you wake up and your mind is moving so fast you just can’t get back to sleep. I should use this time to clean up my office and try to find my desk, but I have a ton of e-mails to answer and being on the computer is more fun that cleaning and filing. I’ll do that tomorrow or maybe the next day. First, business. It has been brought to my attention that people are still taking things into the thrift store down the mall from the Harley-Davidson shop and they think they are donating to Interfaith. Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County is in no way connected with that shop. The money made on the things that someone takes there in our name will not come to us. Tell your friends. If you want to donate things to Interfaith, either call us and we will pick up or you can deliver them to us. The number is 715-866-4970. There is a store in Danbury called Deb’s Closet that is a consignment and resale store. They do donate to Interfaith Caregivers. The Pines Thrift Store does not donate to Interfaith Caregivers. I have had this in my column many times and the word does not seem to get out. Pass the message along. I don’t know how else to let people know short of putting it on a billboard and we surely can’t afford that. We have a bunch of fun stuff coming up. After prom we are hoping the girls will donate their gowns to Interfaith. We will pick up or you can drop them off at school and we will come and get them. Again, call 715-866-4970. These gowns will be kept until next year and before the 2010 prom, girls can come and pick out a dress. We also accept hair accessories, jewelry and shoes. Please don’t donate damaged things. I can’t sew and so really can’t mend any dress that is damaged. The next big thing is our Bowl-athon. We try to have this once a year.

We have two lanes at the Black & Orange on April 26. We expect there will be at least 8 bowlers. We take donations or pledges for the number of pins we knock down. It is safe to make a pledge for me. The last time I bowled, total score for Blodgett my three games (not for each) was 42. I guess I am not a bowler. No, I am sure I am not a bowler. As it turned out, people were cheering when I made a gutter ball. You can come and watch and of course there will be munchies. I did learn one thing. You don’t eat potato chips with your right hand if you bowl with that hand. Go figure! Who would have thought. Bowling is not my sport, in fact I don’t think I have a sport. I like to watch some sports, but I have no hand/eye coordination and once when I tried to learn how to play golf the instructor suggested I take up tennis because it had a larger ball and I might be able to hit it. Our next big project is The Healing Fields. If you have not heard of this, call and I will tell you all about it. I am passionate about the project. You sponsor a flag, with an 8-ft. pole and 3x5 flag, for $30. That flag represents a child who has died of domestic abuse. In September, that flag will be placed in a 10-acre plot of land in Eau Claire. I have seen other Healing Fields that are all over the U.S. and I can tell you it is impressive to see 1,400 flags flying together. The image is heart wrenching and beautiful. Each of the 1,400 flags represents a child who died from domestic abuse. No




child should know that kind of pain. The number was taken from the 2007 count and I can almost bet the number was higher in 2008. On the sponsorship sheets there is a picture of a tiny child trying to reach the flags. She is one of the lucky ones. She is alive. The flags will be placed on Sept. 18, 19 and 20. After that time, the flag will be given to you to keep and display. Again, call 866-4970 or 866-8212 and get a pledge sheet to sponsor a flag. Now, on to some good news. I actually saw some little green shoots from some kind of flower in our yard, I don’t do “outside” so flowers are not my big thing. If they come in a vase with a bow or a box and have long stems I can tell you exactly what they are. Or if they grow in my house (which hardly ever happens), like my orchids, then I know what they are. I know what lilacs are and lily of the valley, daylilies and azaleas are. Beyond that, I have not a clue. Denny will say should we plant something here or maybe there and I just say it is more for the deer to eat. I will tell you though, if the deer come near my azaleas I will personally have some pretty nasty words to say to them. I told some recently that if they didn’t stay away, they were “going down.” I think that means I would hit them with my broom or make my little dogs go after them. CiCi often saves us from deer, squirrels and whatever comes around. She may be little, but she runs fast. Speaking of being saved, we rescued a cat, or maybe the cat saved herself. Doesn’t sound like much, but she is a beautiful calico. She survived the winter of 40-some days below zero living in our woodpile, by herself. She was frozen to the ground at her tummy and her legs. We got her free and her tummy healed nicely, but her legs were not doing so well. I took her to see the vet and found one leg had been broken, her ears were frozen and the last 1/3 of her tail was frozen. Her ears fell off, the

dead part of her tail was removed, she had her leg fixed and we had her declawed. We were going to have her “fixed,” but found that had already been taken care of. This cat who cuddled up to me as soon as I picked her up had at one time belonged to someone. She is a sweet, beautiful if not odd looking without ears, cat. She loves to be held and purrs so loud you can hear her from the next room. Our daughter whose fiance’ died last fall, said one day that she was tired of being alone and it occurred to us that this cat and she were meant to be together. Kelsey named her Maze because it was amazing she survived. Isn’t that great? A story with a happy ending doesn’t come along all that often. Next month we will celebrate Ben’s (Denny’s dad’s) birthday. He will be 88 and runs a wood splitter like you would not believe. I was talking with my grandson tonight and he reminded me that he will be 20 next month. Impossible. He was just a toddler not long ago. I can’t figure out how these kids grow up so fast and I don’t even know it. My 25-year-old grandson will graduate next month. He has been on the dean’s list from the very beginning. You can be sure I am as proud as punch. (Oh my, now I am talking like my grandmother.) He will be married in January and there is the possibility I will someday be a great-grandmother. Wait, my heart just started to flutter. Time to try to sleep. I have to be up in two hours to take the dogs to be groomed and take Maze to get her stitches out and I have a home visit to do, but other than that it will be a quiet Monday. Until next time, happy spring. I really do believe it is here, but then, we do live in Wisconsin and anything can happen.

Frederic spring concert FREDERIC – On Thursday, April 30, the students in grades fourth, fifth and sixth from Frederic Elementary will be performing their spring concert. The evening will be full of a wide variety of musical performances. The fifth- and sixth-grade bands, under the direction

of Patti Burns, will perform a number of selections, as will the fifth- and sixth-grade bell choirs directed by Pat Anderson. Another ensemble appearing during the concert will be fourth-grade recorders.

Students in grades four and five will present a musical called, “Education Rocks,” which encourages us all to, “Never Stop Learning.” The show begins at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym, and the public is welcome to attend. - submitted


Copper Paint Mine by Stanley Selin This story is based on material taken from the booklet “Past Industries of the Grantsburg Area” by Alton C. Jensen, with permission from the Grantsburg Area Historical Society. There was much interest in the 1890s to locate deposits of copper ore, as well as chunks of copper metal, which had been occasionally found in this region. David Caneday of Taylors Falls had been searching for native copper near the St. Croix River for several years. Several shafts had been dug on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix between the Snake and Kettle rivers to try and discover deposits of pure copper, but these were not successful. However, in one of these shafts, an unusual pigment was discovered which was found to be an excellent base for paint. It was decided to extract this pigment, develop it into a paint and sell it commercially. The Copper Paint Co. was formed after the turn of the century, and sold stock for $50 a share. A three-story building was erected on this site, and a dam was built over a small creek nearby. A flume from the dam carried water down to the lower level of the building, where it turned a large waterwheel. The wheel furnished power to

A map showing the location of the paint mine property in Burnett County.

An ad advertising the various paint products in the Burnett County Sentinel.

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Russ Hanson

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Ramblings turn the pulleys and belts for all the machinery on each floor. The claylike pigment was first dried on wooden trays in outdoor sheds. Then it was elevated to the top floor where the lumps were crushed. On the second floor, the pigment went through a series of machines, which had cloth screens to shake and sift the material into a fine powder. This powder was mixed with linseed oil on the first floor and put into containers of various sizes. Only earthen shades were produced, such as red-brown, brown, brown-orange and tan. The paint was of such durable nature that most buildings did not need repainting for at least 20 years. The Copper Paint Co. advertisements contained the following claims: “The history of our paint mine dates back to the very earliest days of the St. Croix Valley. The American Indians had an open paint mine opposite the mouth of the Kettle River on the Wisconsin bank of the St. Croix. They used these paints, no doubt, to adorn themselves in war colors. During 1885, when D. A. Caneday was sinking a shaft to locate copper on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix between the Kettle and Snake rivers, he went through a layer of this pigment. He extracted several barrels and dried them in an iron kettle over an open fire. The material was ground to powder and mixed with linseed oil. Then, several houses and barns were painted with this product in Grantsburg, Taylors Falls and elsewhere. After 28 years, we procured painted boards from some of these old buildings. We distributed them among paint dealers with affidavits from the men who did the painting. When we were told of this paint hardening on the surface as a stone, we at first discredited the claim. We reasoned that the winds blowing grit for 28 years against a painted surface would naturally make it like emery stone, so we tested it further. The tests indicated that this paint hardens slowly, remaining in a gummy state longer than other paints. After a time, it crusts over and hardens like stone. A knife can be sharpened on one of these old painted boards just like an emery stone. For comparison, samples were taken from old buildings that had ordinary painted boards 10 to 15 years old, but they proved to be entirely unlike ours. The surfaces of these ordinary paints were still floury and soft, not hard, like our paint. This furnishes absolute proof of our claims.” The Copper Paint Co. advertised 12 colors of paint: Golden Yellow, Olive Green, Shadow Foliage Green, Press Brick Red, Silo Red, Burnt Sienna, Pearl Grey, Dark Lilac, Lavender, Light Tan, Dark Tan and Leather. A laboratory report by a chemist once made this observation: This paint was made from a material that would last too long and therefore would tend to reduce repeat sales. In other words, the product was too durable to be a success. Other reasons for the eventual failure of

The large building of the Copper Paint Co., which contained the machinery for producing the paint. The waterwheel was in the basement area. Other floors contained large barrel-like containers for mixing linseed oil with the various colored clay pigments. the company were crude production operations and the lack of enough capital to develop it to the point of profitable production. The company ceased operations in the

early 1930s. The vacant buildings and their contents were destroyed by vandals. The land is now part of the Governor Knowles State Forest.

A copy of a $50 stock certificate issued by the paint company.

The waterwheel that powered all the paint-mixing machinery.

This pipe carried water from a small dam to turn the large waterwheel.


Go fly a kite On the face of it, the above title is an insult, similar to “go jump in the lake” or “take a hike.” However, since we’ve become a family, we’ve taken the words seriously. When March arrives, and winds pick up, and there are actually bare spots in the field, we fall prey to a wish to put on warm clothes, grab a Abrahamzon kite and, yes, go fly it. It is one of our rites of spring, and it often lasts into April. Since we cannot actually break the surly bonds of Earth, kite flying is the next best alternative. Sometimes the wind is so strong it literally takes the kite right out of our hands and lifts it heavenward in a matter of seconds. Sometimes the kite nosedives and pitches to the ground. We remove part of the rags on the tail. Once airborne, the kite becomes a live thing on the end of a string. It tugs. It pulls. It climbs higher and dances with the wind. I am no longer earthbound. Years ago, when I was a little girl, my father took me out in the pasture with my pet lamb and we flew a kite. My father went to the house to get a jacket and while he was gone, a car stopped on the nearby road and a woman asked, “May I take your picture?” I wasn’t sure what to answer but said, “All right.” When my father returned, I told him about it and he said it was all right too. My mother hoped the woman would send a picture, but she was a stranger and she didn’t ask my name. Sometimes in these days, someone will see someone flying a kite and honk the car horn as he passes by. There are, after all, grown-ups who never grow up and still enjoy building sand castles at the beach, swinging on a swing or hanging onto a kite as it tries to fly away. Sometimes, a kite impales itself on a tree and is lost. My husband, Ken, was a boy at heart and no spring ever came without going out in the field and flying a kite. It was windy, sometimes too windy, and cold. We each carried a kite, ran with it until the wind took hold and lifted it. We let out the string as the kite


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rose. Sometimes it fell to earth. “Too much tail,” said Ken. “Cut off a little bit. Try again.” A kite is like something alive. It pulls, trying to get away. We feel as one with it. We could almost tie it to a post and leave it there but the wind is capricious. It might let up for a few seconds and the kite lose height, drifting perilously close to a maple tree near the fence line. The exciting part of kite flying is feeling it tugging at our hands. It is an extension of us. It embodies our longing to break the bonds of Earth and be free as the birds. We have sprouted wings and are able to step out of our earth shoes and be weightless and free. Ken was an expert in making kites, with newsprint, several thin sticks to use as a crosspiece, strips of old sheets to cut for tails. One year we splurged and bought several kites like fierce birds. They soared high, bright colors in the pale sky. Shortly after we returned to the house to get warm, the telephone rang. Our neighbor asked, “Were you flying kites?” We said yes and I think he was relieved. Perhaps he thought he was witnessing some new and fierce hawk in flight. Flying a kite is rejuvenating. It makes us feel like kids again. Irish Blessing A sunbeam to warm you, Good luck to charm you, A sheltering angel, So nothing can harm you, Laughter to cheer you, Faithful friends near you, And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you. Until next week, Bernice

Burnett and Polk counties celebrate 25th anniversary of Victims of Crime Act BURNETT AND POLK COUNTIES – April 26 marked the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to focus on victims of crime and celebrate our nation’s progress in serving them. This year’s theme, 25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act, honors a landmark national commitment to victims of crime. Before 1984, victims of crime received little public support. The President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime, formed by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1982, found widespread poor treatment of victims by a criminal justice system indifferent to their needs. Although most states had some form of victim compensation, most programs were poorly funded. Despite the few victim-assistance programs available in some states and the federal effort to fund victim/witness programs throughout the nation, most communities relied on a few grassroots organizations—funded by sporadic private donations and bake sales—to help victims of crime. In 1984, moved by the President’s Task Force report findings and the work of victim advocates, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which created the Crime Victims fund, financed not by taxpayers but by fines and penalties paid by offenders. In 25 years, the Fund has grown from $68 million to more than $2 bil-

lion and is disbursed throughout the nation in amounts determined by Congress every year. The fund supports victim-compensation programs, which reimburse victims for many out-of-pocket expenses—such as medical care, counseling, funerals and lost wages—that victims face in the aftermath of crime. It also helps fund victim assistance programs, such as rape crisis and domestic violence programs, that support victims by providing physical and emotional care and guidance in navigating the criminal justice system. In 2006, VOCA funds supported more than 4,400 public and nonprofit agencies serving almost 4 million victims and paid more than $440 million in victim compensation. A crime may last only a few seconds, but the impact of that crime can last a lifetime. Victims of crime need help, and help is available. If you or anyone you know has been harmed by crime, contact your victim witness coordinator through your county district attorney’s office. Polk County Victim Witness Coordinator Janet Kelton may be reached at 715-485-9266, and Burnett County Victim Witness Coordinator Darlene Treague may be reached at 715-349-2164. Thanks to the Victims of Crime Act, help is available. - submitted

Building a trail POLK COUNTY - Building a national scenic trail is giving shape to a fantastic vision. When walking the nation footpaths, one rarely thinks about how the trail got to be there. The Ice Age Trail, like the other great trails, is entirely constructed and maintained by volunteers. All kinds of people who love to be outside and work outside are making a path following the edges of the last glaciers, from St. Croix Falls snaking east and down through the middle of Wisconsin as far as Janesville and back up into Door County. In Polk County the volunteers of the Ice Age Trail Association formed the Indianhead Chapter. Each spring they fill their calendars with trail events; social, educational and work. Anyone can show up for

any event and fall right in; be part of the vision. Events are posted on, the IAT‘s lively Web site, or you can call Dean Dversdal, chapter chair, at 715-472-2248 for more information. Coming events May 9: Work Day. Rebuild Marguerite Johnson trail section east of Luck in Polk County along the Straight River; place posts and signage. 9:30 a.m. at 270 Avenue, east of CTH I. Follow the yellow signs. Tools are provided. Bring water, bag lunch, wear good boots. May 16: Spring flower hike with plant ecologist Barb Delaney along the St. Croix River north of St. Croix Falls. The hike sets out from the Lions Park at 1 p.m. submitted

Do you remember ? Compiled by Bernice Abrahamzon

50 Years Ago Area waters were being stocked by the conservation department.-The Clam Falls baseball team was organized.-Trout were stocked for Trade and Cowan.-Land O’ Lakes ice cream was on sale at the Frederic Co-op Store in all flavors at 59¢ for a half gallon.-Route’s Super Market, Frederic, had specials on stewing hens at 35¢ lb., oranges at 3 dozen for $1, whole chickens at 79¢ and coffee was two pounds for $1.29.-Glockzin Restaurant, Frederic, had take-out boxes called Dine-Out Lunches.-A new drive-in was being constructed behind Hwy. 35 and 70, Siren.-William Staples, Danbury, died.-Rustlers made a second night raid on Minnesota farms.-A grand opening was held May 1 at Siren of a TV store.-Obituaries included Bertha Pfarr, Hans Christensen and Jeff McCleese.-The film “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness” was playing at the Frederic Theatre, starring Ingrid Bergman.-A dance was held at the Indian Creek Hall with music by George Sheppard and his orchestra.-Italian spaghetti was served at Rommel’s Bar, Lewis, on April 23.-Montagne’s Drive-In at Taylors Falls was now open.-Dr. R.G. Arveson, Frederic doctor for 50 years, retired May 1.-The theme for the Frederic Junior/Senior prom was Hawaiian.-Polk County Home for the Aged was dedicated at Amery.-The Frederic golf course was ready to open May 2.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included bacon at 33¢ lb. and 15 S.O.S. pads at 39¢.

40 Years Ago Vern Wikstrom was pictured with a 5-lb. rainbow trout.-The Frederic Dairy Queen had a 39¢ special on banana splits.-The 35 Café at Milltown had an April 24 auction and the listing held all furnishings.-The Frederic choir won first place at the music contest held at Osceola.-The county supervisors approved a guidance clinic proposal.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included grapefruit at 10 for 45¢, lettuce at 19¢ a head, kidney beans at two cans for 29¢ and prunes 39¢ for 1-1/2-lb. pkg.-Specials at the Frederic Co-op Super Market included grapefruit at 10 for 69¢, quartered fryers at 33¢ lb., Banquet dinners at 39¢ for an 11-oz. pkg., cut green or wax beans at eight cans for $1.-Frederic Farm Lockers had specials on beef: sides 55¢ lb., hinds at 64¢ lb. and fronts at 50¢ lb. Rib steak was 69¢ lb.-Frederic planned for Family Days June 20 – 22 with honor for athletes.-Court cases were being heard before Judge Kinney.-A wedding dance was planned for May 3 at Log Gables, Webster, for Judy Armstrong and Bill Hollenack.-Readers were urged to order personalized napkins at the office of the Inter-County Leader.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included carrots at 9¢ a bag, Winesap apples at 3 lbs. for 47¢ and pot roast at 59¢ lb.-Rock club members heard about gold panning in Alaska.-A spring festival at Webster High School displayed varied student talents.-The opening dance at Yellow Lake Lodge was May 3 with music by Fern’s Blackjacks.

20 Years Ago Sweet lupine was pushed as a cost-saving forage.Diane Brask was invited to work with youth in Guam.The Webster Co-op grew from a creamery started in 1919.-An April Fool’s dance was held at Misty Pines Inn, Hertel, with music by Eclipse.-The Frederic Municipal Hospital sponsored a health fair on April 9 to test for a number of things. Lunch was provided by the hospital auxiliary.-The Luck School Board gained a new member, Diane Dueholm.-Anna Netys, 16, of Luck, was invited to compete in Miss Teen pageant in Oshkosh.-A man was arrested in connection with Circle C robbery.It was said, “Recycling Works.”-Eye-to-Eye focused on Sam Williamson, who was proud of being part of Siren.There were 120 pints of blood donated at Siren.-The St. Croix Tribal Health Fair was held April 13.-Jerena Baston, Frederic, celebrated her 90th birthday.-The Frederic Hospital received a Bremer grant.-Business of the Week highlighted Duane and Jane Wisse in a family partnership in Frederic Realty.-Gilmar Johnson was the subject of Eye-to-Eye.-Obituaries included Charles Ryan, Warren Olsen, Serrie Florance Mattson, Roy McCurdy, Goldie Rasmussen, Paul Johnson, Ted Zinn (78), Reuben Olson and Herman Baumgart.-Rustic furniture was a busy hobby in Milltown, made by Kermitt Hansen.




Hi, everybody! Blacky here from Humane Society of Burnett County. I just finished burying my brother up to his neck in the sand. Now that he’s immobilized, I can concentrate on giving you the latest shelter news. Sometimes he gets on my nerves. I’ve got two new friends to tell you about this week. Raven is a young shepherd mix, about 2 years old and is a very pretty and affectionate girl. She doesn’t know she’s kind of big, and she wants to sit on the lap of, or just be nearby, the closest person she can. She gets on well with other dogs, too. Well, she doesn’t like to share her food much, but who does? Rocky is a yellow Lab-mix puppy about 4 months old. He’s a sweet little fella who loves to run and play. Boy, can he run and play. I was trying to teach him how to play fetch, and he was roaring around like he was powered by rocket boosters. Maybe that’s why they call him Rocky. I guess I can get overexcited myself. When it’s time for me to go for a walk, I jump up and down and tear around in circles outside. The other day, I accidently knocked over my eldest brother. He rolled a full 360, and boy, did I ever feel bad. I always try to be careful around him, but I guess I lost my head. My other brother (the one in the sand) was tearing around, too, and he almost did lose his head. He took a corner around the car too short and klunked his head into the back bumper. I think he saw a few stars after that. We are not a graceful bunch, but we do have a good time. Sometimes when I’m riding in the car, I see dogs chained up in their yards, and I wonder if they ever get let off to go for walks or just be allowed to play. We dogs (cats, too) need to have both mental and physical excercise to keep us happy and healthy, not to mention well-behaved. You might think we like to sleep all day, but we need attention and some stimulation in our lives. Go for a long walk, not just a quicky around-theblock tour, and keep teaching us new tricks or games. We love that stuff! I bet you didn’t know that May 3 - 9 is Be Kind to Animals Week. It’s true! I don’t

also had just returned home from Mission, Texas, on Tuesday. It’s great to have all of our snowbirds back again; they are missed more than they realize. I had been holed up at home for two weeks recuperating from illness and it was wonderful to be back playing cards and having lots of laughs with my friends again. Happy birthday to Ann Carr who celebrated a birthday on Thursday. Friday was Green Bay Packer Day at the center and the nutrition tables were decorated by Gladys Beers with lots of GBP items. Her late husband, Dale, was a devoted fan, and he had a cap and jacket that she wore in addition to other articles. Dudley Dingman, Gene Johnson, Gladys Beers and Margel Ruck all wore green-and-yellow attire, but Gladys Beers won first prize for best attire. Margel wore one yellow shoe and one green shoe, and I hear she has another pair just like them at home. After eating and cleanup was finished, Margel, Gladys and I packed away all the Easter decorations and decorated the center for spring. Don’t forget that the Otis Taylor Post 96 American Legion Auxiliary, Webster, will be having their annual rummage and bake sale at the Webster Community Center. It will be on Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. The ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will be holding a pancake breakfast and pie social on Saturday, May 2, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Danbury Town Hall. Come on Papa, have to tell you that you should always be kind to animals, but it is an important enough matter to have an entire week set aside for it. What can you, yourself, do to commemorate this week and be kind to animals every day? Well, for starters you could simply speak out for animals. By that I mean get informed about animal policy and legislation in your comYAPpenings munity and beyond. You can have an impact on these kinds of things if you pay attention and get involved. Or, do you know of a pet that may be abused or neglected? Let someone know! Don’t just think, “Aw, that’s too bad” and move on. Pets can’t speak for themselves, and they can’t remove themselves from a bad situation. They need your help. Here’s another idea: adopt a dog or cat from a shelter or rescue if you are looking for a pet. Can’t have one? Then how about volunteering some of your time at a shelter or donating money or items that they need. Dog walks and ear scratches, when you have some spare time, go a long way. Finally, take care of your own pet. Make sure they are up to date with shots and routine care, have ID, are spayed or neutered, and interact with them on a regular basis. There are lots of things you can do to enrich an animal’s life! On that note, I am going to have to sign off for the week. One of my brothers is due for his rabies shot, so we’re all going along to the vet - for moral support and to admire his new tag! Besides, I like riding in the car almost as much as I like going for a walk. Today’s a big day - I get to do both! Take care, everyone, and I’ll see you here next week! HSBC is saving lives, one at a time. 715-866-4096.

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The senior meeting that was scheduled for Monday afternoon was cancelled due to illness. Dave Wardean was busy at the center though, cleaning the grease trap in the kitchen for the nutrition program and replacing burned-out neon light bulbs in the center and the floodlight on our south-side entrance. The Burnett Community Library Board met on Tuesday evening for a special meeting to approve a contract with MSA Professional Services to apply for a Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities Grant application for their library renovation/building project. Phase I of this project has now commenced, and exciting times are ahead for all those who have been dreaming this dream of a new, improved library facility. Twelve people played dime Bingo on Wednesday afternoon. Everyone welcomed Lee and Ruth Jerome as first-time players and Millie Hopkins and Joanne Larson, who were back from their winter homes in Texas. Bernie Boelter furnished open-faced sandwiches and a peach cake dessert. I wasn’t there to enjoy it, but I heard that there is a recipe for it out there somewhere that I would like to get a copy of. Ken Hayes, Dave Wardean, Earl Boelter and Harold Peterson were happy to have Chuck Lehman back playing pool with them again on Thursday evening. Card players Gladys Beers, Carol Berglind, Jane Wardean, Bernie Boelter and I welcomed Donna Lehman back into the fold as the Lehmans

take Mama out for breakfast and then buy a pie from the ladies so that she doesn’t have to make dessert for Sunday dinner. By supporting the church-ladies fundraiser, you kill three birds with one stone, or so the saying goes. I wonder if they will be playing the music CD of the real Lutheran Church Ladies? Our next combination Dining at Five evening meal and the Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, and Nicky will be serving a roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, rolls, milk and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Call 725-866-5300. Burnett County Aging Director Lois Taylor will be giving out certificates of recognition and door prizes. The Burnett County Council of the American Legion and Auxiliaries will hold a flag disposal ceremony and potluck supper on Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Webster Community Center. If your flag has become tattered and worn you can give it to Legion Commander Chuck Lehman or Auxiliary President June Larson-Dopkins to be disposed of.


Mary Klar Our special thanks go to the anonymous donor who left 10 bags of aluminum cans by the back door last week. Since the price of aluminum is down, we have decided to hold off on selling them in hopes the price will go up later this summer. Also, thanks to Don and Laura Jensen for their donation of puzzles. Our get-well wishes and prayers go out to Theresa Gloege; Don Peterson; Olive Gehrke; Mary Heier, who was in Abbott Northwestern Hospital with chest pains but is now at home; Mable Buhler; Sandy Wohletz’ daughter Colleen in St. Paul; Terry Larsen, who is recovering from knee surgery; Laura Rachford-Wilson’s mother, Laura Rachford, who fell and injured her head and is hospitalized in the Twin Cities area; and 9-year-old Andrew Macke, who is a patient at St. Paul Children’s Hospital. “Each day God sends his grace, to strengthen you and me; we need to use today’s supply, and let tomorrow be.” –Anon. God gives grace just when we need it. His grace is sufficient for me. See you at the center!

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Karen Mangelsen visited Lois Snyder Tuesday afternoon. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests of Holly, Jake, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen Tuesday. Nina and Lawrence Hines, Lida and Don Nordquist, Karen and Hank Mangelsen, Marlene Swearingen and Calude McCarty attended the party Saturday for Doris (McCarty) and Steve Schmidt in honor of their 75th birthdays. It was held at the Rock Creek City Center in Minnesota. Don and Lida Nordquist went to a party at the home of Tom and Betsy England in Siren Saturday afternoon. They helped Betsy and her brother-in-law, Jim England, celebrate

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their 60th birthdays. Karen and Hank Mangelsen called on Penny Doskey Saturday afternoon. Nick and Esther Mangelsen were Saturday night visitors of Donna and Gerry Hines. Kyle, Val, Isaish and Kylee Lindquist, Buzz Byrne, Jake Mangelsen and Jerry and Kristen Sexton were Sunday visitors at Hank and Karen Mangelsens place. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet May 6 at the home of Sandy Redding at 1:30 p.m. The annual meeting of Hertel Lakeview Cemetery Association will be held Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Lakeview United Methodist Church.

Frederic Senior Center by Ardyce Knauber Monday Spades was played at 1 p.m., with the following winners: Marlyce Borchert in first place, Arnie Borchert in second place, Shirley Sandquist in third place and Lorna Erickson in fourth place. Tuesday Whist was played. Wednesday Pokeno and other games were played. Thursday night 500 cards at 6:30 p.m. resulted in the following winners: Arvid Pearson in first place, Hazel Hoffman in second place, Rich Hustad in third place and Willis Williams in fourth place. Friday Pokeno group always has a wonderful time together. The executive meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday food, fellowship and games were held. We had a buffet dinner of baked salmon. Coffee time was enjoyed along with

visiting. Friday, May 1 is the monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Members are urged to attend. Pokeno is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, potluck and birthdays of the month will be celebrated. Members having May birthdays: June Chasensky, Jon Meyers and Lucille Soderberg. On Saturday, May 2, at noon, we will honor our 12 current members who are 90 years young and over: Vera Amundsen, Ferne Baker, Eleanor Bonneville, Donald Danielson, Robert Larsen, Clariese Marek, Marion Miller, Netha Polson, Clifford Potter, Edna Utley, Gilmore Videen and Willis Williams. April 24, 1970, the Senior Citizen Club of Frederic was incorporated. That was 39 years ago. We will have to celebrate our 40th anniversary next year. “The only failure is not to try.”

Burnett Community Library It was wonderful to have two groups of youngsters from the Mina Copeland Headstart program visit our library on Wednesday. Charlotte and Annette made plans for their summer-school reading program. The children will meet every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., June 10 through Aug. 19. The preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. will meet the same as before. Children’s book week is coming up May 11 – 17. Our library will be holding a special presentation on Tuesday, May 12, at 6 a.m. Students grades two to six and their families are encouraged to attend. We will listen to the story, “Pink and Say,” by Patricia Polacco, followed by a discussion and refreshments. Please sign up at the library or call Patti at 715-866-7697. Meeting reminders Afternoon craft group meets Tuesday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. on the lower level. This will be the first meeting. Bring your favorite craft project. Adult book club meets the fourth Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the lower level. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer. Please call the library to reserve a copy. Saturday, May 2, 9:45 a.m., Wisconsin Regional Writer’s Association featuring speaker Michael Perry at The Lodge in Siren. Cost is

$12 at the door. Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of the Library book sale. We gratefully accept books for our sales at the library. Tax forms are still available on the lower level. New books for children “Sir Ryan’s Quest,” by Jason Deeble. New books for adults “The Girl in the Green Sweater,” by Krystyna Chiger; “Darling Jim,” by Christian Moerk; “Set Sail for Murder,” by Carolyn Hart. “The Coldest Day of the Year: True Fall & Winter Stories from a Wisconsin Farm,” by LeAnn R. Ralph. Forward: “My mission of documenting farm life on a small family dairy farm in West Central Wisconsin 40 years ago continues in “The Coldest Day of the Year,” the fifth book in the Rural Route 2 series. When I was a kid, if someone had told me that virtually all of the small farms with 20 or 30 cows (where the cows had names) would one day be gone, I would not have believed it.” Hours Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Burnett Community Library is at 7451 West Main Street in Webster.



Preparations are under way for a rummage sale at the Lewis church on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Donations of clothes in good condition, books, knickknacks, etc., are being accepted and appreciated. A jam session will be held Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Good variety of music, vocal and instrumental. Welcome. This is also the Big Spring Conference set for Friday night and all day Saturday at the Lodge, Siren. It is the conference for the entire state, sponsored by the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and an honor to

have it this far north. In previous years, Bernice A. has attended state conferences at Wisconsin Dells, Eau Claire, Waukesha, Fort Atkinson, etc. A full program of activities and speakers has been arranged. Student entries have also been judged by local writers and awards will be announced and distributed on Saturday, May 2. Sunday is confirmation Sunday for McKenna Cook at Lewis and we are happy for her as we have watched her grow up in the Lewis church. There are several confirmands connected to the Siren U.M. Church. Congratulations to all.

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The open house for Pastor Tom Cook and Jane went well on Saturday afternoon at the Siren U.M. Church. Open house for their 50th wedding anniversary was jointly sponsored by members of the Siren and Lewis congregations. Congratulations to Tom and Jane Cook on their special anniversary. We are happy for them. The benefit for Marilyn Sederlund on Sunday with spaghetti dinner, auction items and prizes went well with many contributing and participating. We have our special memories of Marilyn. Over 20-plus years ago, Marilyn had a

spring yard work for her. Al Wolf is starting his bee season. He met a man from Ogilvie, Minn., in Hinckley, Minn., last weekend and picked up some more bees. His wife, Marge, spent last weekend in South St. Paul helping celebrate a huge, group-birthday party for about 10 of her cousins. While there, she also got over to visit with daughter Heidi and granddaughter Danielle. Speaking of birthdays, my husband, Dave Baker, turned 66 on Earth Day. I made a big pot of chili and we invited Patty Koehler and Bob Brewster over. Jeri and Mary Pearson, from Cozy Corner, joined us also. We had a really good time.

leading role of Madame Arcoti in the three-act play “Blithe Spirit,” directed by Ken Abrahamzon at the Frederic school. Others in the cast included Richard and Pam Sjoden, Joan Simpson, Pastor Pohlman, Bernice Abrahamzon and Mary Young. The play was part of the four-part season sponsored by the Seven Pines Players. The season included a musical group and a one-woman show by Mary Gwen Owen of Macalester College, both presented at the Lewis U.M. Church, plus a Shakespearean costume show at St. Dominic’s, Frederic. Good memories. Signs of spring: Rhubarb an inch tall, a hint of green in lawns, snowbirds slowly returning home, forsythia bright and yellow (i.e. at Terry and Lonny’s), etc. On top of everything else going on this week and next, a potluck was held at the Frederic Scrabble club at noon, Monday, at the community room, Frederic, followed by three brisk and competitive games of Scrabble. Guests are always welcome. This noon time is special for the potluck. Those who helped Pastor Tom with the Sunday service at Lewis were ushers, Kerry and Cindy Brendal, pianist Starr Warndahl, LaVonne Boyer and Brad Alden. Goodies were served after the service by Tammy Baxter. Congratulations to LaVonne Boyer and Kara Alden for completing an advanced course in lay speaking taught at the United Methodist Church at Grantsburg. Good for them.

to their forever home where they hope to do more of the same. With the spring rain, the perennial flower beds in front of the animal shelter are popping with green. Unfortunately some of that green is grass and weeds. The shelter staff has all we can do to keep the animals happy and phones answered. If you are an animal lover with a green thumb and would like to help our humane society, we would very much appreciate a volunteer to tend to our perennial beds. Pull a few weeds once a month this summer and visit a kitty or two at the same time. We are happy to report that Otis, Buck and Santana all found homes last week. And not just acceptable homes, they were all exceptional homes, perfect for each one. Otis, the high-energy yellow Lab now lives with two

young boys to keep him in fetching shape. Buck is now the proud owner of wonderful lady with a Jack Russell. Buck adores her. He sits on her feet and stares up into her eyes with deep admiration. And our dear Santana went home with a fantastic couple and a look-alike female cocker spaniel. They are playing and sleeping together like they have known each other all their lives; the dogs I mean. It is happy endings like these that make our day at the shelter. We want to thank all of our adopters for thinking of our shelter animals when it came time to add a pet to their homes. They all need homes; they surely do. Visit all of our adoptable pets at Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 185 Griffin St E, Amery, 715 268-7387 or online:

Cloverton-Markville Jan Streiff caught up with me the other day to bring me up to date on what she has been doing. She attended the lecture at the Sandstone Library by Cathy Wurzer, author of a book on Highway 61 in Minnesota. Later in the week she and Betsy Danielson went to the program on dragonflies at the Audubon Center. Her friend, Diane Long, came down from Alaska to see her mother, Phyliss Keyport, in Sandstone, Minn. While in the area, she and Jan enjoyed both dinner at the Banning Supper Club and a visit to an Apple computer store in Rosedale. It has been a series of doctor visits for Mary and Frank Schaaf lately. Frank’s doctor in Duluth is checking out some ongoing concerns for Frank and Mary is now undergoing Sylvia is a 6month-old, classic orange tabby female with a white tuxedo bib and mittens. She has a playful and loving personality. Her motor-like purr resonates on your chest when she settles in for a hug. The dynamic, classic swirling, tabby markings on her sides are a sight to behold. Cats with her markings have been chosen for TV commercials because of this incredible tabby marking. Sylvia is an eyecatcher for sure. She and her siblings, Star and Simon, all have the beautiful, swirling

physical therapy in Webster for a tear in her rotator cuff. Darlene Merimonti and Cheryl Wickham have been having some great times together recently. First of all, the Wickhams had Darlene over for dinner one evening. Cheryl’s brother, Larry, and his wife came from Walker, Minn., and Dave Fornengo was a guest also. Dave’s wife, Julie, had to work that night. The next day the Wickhams and Darlene had dollar burgers at the Hillside in Cozy Corner. On Sunday, Cheryl and Darlene went to Expo 2009 in Siren and they have been going to Curves in Webster three times a week. Clara Lilly’s son Mike, and his grandson Travis, came up one weekend to do some

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Siren Senior Center We would like to extend gratitude to Blacky, the Burnett Humane Society’s correspondent, for the kind words that he included in the paper last week. He was wondering if they allowed dogs at the Siren Senior Center, and I want to pass the word along that we do and that there are three “lovely ladies” that visit us quite often. There is Irene Newberger, who brings her mother, Sue, to play cards just about every Wednesday and Friday, Frosty Brand, who brings her mom and dad, Don and Abby, to greet all of the oldsters who stop in at the center and Angel Johnson, who with her mother, Judy Johnson, comes to pick up the mail and helps preside as treasurer at the senior meetings. I have to say though that the three complain that CeCe, our site manager/cook, shuts the kitchen door so they can’t go out there and look for treats, but they get plenty of pats on the head from all of the old folks. So if you

would like to stop in and see us, you are certainly welcome. In the meantime, we are happy to keep donating food and supplies to Blacky’s buddies at the shelter. A little reminder that next week on Thursday, May 7, we will have the monthly dining at five dinner. All of the volunteers to the Burnett County nutrition program will be recognized for the hours that they contributed toward the program in 2008. Everyone is welcome to participate in this dinner. CeCe is planning on having roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, cranberries, peas, salad bar and apple pie with topping for dessert. The cost for this dinner is only $5 and reservations are requested, so sign up now or call 715-349-7810. We have some nice people who we want to thank for their donations this week. Jeff and Carmen Larson of Voyager Village brought in a box of cookies and goodies to

Mr. Bear has been visiting our suet and bird feeders lately. John and Reeny Neinstadt spent Thursday through Saturday with Lamar and Sandy Johnson and family at Cadott. They saw Brittany’s volleyball tournament. Jack and LaVonne O’Brien were Tuesday shoppers in Superior. Jack Witzany spent Thursday through Sat-

share, Shirley Holmes, a bag of paperback books and three boxes of puzzles and Ruby’s Pantry a box of French bread. I also have to mention that the card people have been working on organizing our greeting cards, and I went to the Northwest Art Supply store to see if I could purchase some heavy-duty cardboard to make index cards, and they were kind enough when they found that I was from the senior center that they donated a big bag of picture-framing material which was just what we were looking for. As I have said so many times before, we are blessed with some very good neighbors. Thank you all, we really appreciate it. The senior monthly meeting was held on Tuesday, April 21, and someone mentioned that although we are very happy with our snowplowing services that legally we should give all of the snowplowers in the community a chance to bid on plowing the snow in our

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urday with the Kringen grandchildren at Big Lake, Minn., while Patty and Mike went to Rapid City, S.D, where their son attends college. On Sunday, Jack attended Gabrielle Witzany’s confirmation at Grantsburg. Ethel Daniels was a guest of Maxine Stone on Thursday. Pam, Brad and Spencer Peterson spent Sunday with Mallory at the U of M.

Several members of the Harmony HCE Club attended the north district spring meeting at Hayward on Thursday. The Orange 4-H Club met at Webster Elementary School Friday evening. Mark and Deanna Krause attended the track meet at Macalaster College on Saturday. Kathryn ran in the meet.

SCF Senior Center The activites at the senior center were attended by many of our members. Winners of 500 cards on Tuesday were: Pete Schlosser, Phil Mevissen, BrenNel Ward, Vern Lundstrom and Rita Boyle. Domino winners were: Delores Benson, Don Anderson and Martha

Lundstrom. Thursday 500 card winners were: Jeanne Thomfohrda, Don Benson, Mary Lou Lund and Bob Norlander. Our thoughts this week are with Marcella Frokjer and Carol VanBuskirk. Stop in for coffee Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pick up

our monthly schedule and join in the fun. Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. is Bridge and 1 p.m. is Bingo. Many enjoyed the sportsman show at the fairgrounds on Saturday. The muchneeded rain waited until Sunday to come. May flowers can’t be far behind.

parking lot. A motion was made and seconded on this, so this job will be advertised at a future date. Representatives from North Country Independent Living joined us for lunch this week and spoke on supporting the independence of people with disabilities. Material explaining their services is on our information table, so if you know of anyone who is in need of this service stop in a pick up some brochures. We also have emergency supply checklists that inform us what we should have on hand for emergencies. Remember, our storm season is coming up so it might be useful to pick up one of these to make sure you are prepared. Again this week we have had record turnouts for our activities at the center. On Wednesday the 500-card group had nine tables, the most we have ever had. The more the merrier we always say. All of our card games begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for Dime bingo, 500 on Wednesday and Spades on Friday. Winners at 500 this week were: Marie Van Gilder, Lucille Chelmo, Sue Newberger, Tom Knopik and Vern Ulick. Spade winners were: Arvid Pearson, Anke Olesen, Clara Palomaki, Lucille Chelmo and Myrna Thomas. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, so stop in for a visit.


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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Birth announcements A girl, Kylee Jodele, was born to Charlie and Jodi Johnson, Superior, on April 8, 2009. Kylee weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz. and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Calvin and Karen Johnson of Frederic and Steve and Michele Dammann of Chisago City. Great-grandparents include Gerald and Gladys Peterson of Luck and Verne and Betty Doolittle of Cushing. •••

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A boy, Micah Chima Nwachukwu, born April 16, 2009, to Stephen Chima and Janita Nwachukwu, Centuria. Micah weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. ••• A girl, Ava Higgins, born April 17, 2009, to Natalya and Eric Higgins, Centuria. Ava

weighed 10 lbs., 4 oz. ••• A girl, Evelyn Dina Olstad, born April 17, 2009, to Jonathan and Nicole Olstad, Lindstrom, Minn. Evelyn weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. ••• A boy, Peter Augustine Novak, born April 18, 2009, to Michael and Julie Novak, Amery. Peter weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. ••• A girl, Catherine Anne Williams, born April 20, 2009, to Tom and Jennifer Williams, Cushing. Catherine weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. ••• A girl, Madison Marie Michaels, born April 21, 2009, to Lisa and Aaron Michaels, Grantsburg. Madison weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. •••

News from the Service SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Chase C. Hamilton has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies, performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Clarence and Karla Hamilton of St. Croix Falls. The airman is a 2008 graduate of St. Croix Falls High School. – submitted

Academic news MADISON – Kelsey Jensen has been named to the dean’s honor list for the second term of the 2008-09 University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, according to Ted Halbach,

director. Jensen, of Milltown, is a first-year student in the short course program. - submitted

Luck Senior Center by Kathy Mueller

Hi folks – Oh, I made a mistake in my column last week. We are having a Men’s Breakfast, but not in June like I wrote. The real date is Saturday, May 16. The event is open to all men, not just members; in fact we are hoping for a crowd. We will ask for a freewill donation. Our planner and chief cook for the breakfast will be our own fabulous master cook, Marlene. Marlene has her menu in mind but so far will not tell us what it is, just that it’s awesome! We will need anyone interested to come to the center to sign up or call us at 715-472-8285. The breakfast will start at 9 a.m., so you don’t even need to get up really early to participate. I mentioned a few April birthdays last week, but we have had a few more this month. Eva Hansen had a birthday April 18, Clayton Gage on April 13, Nancy Larson on April 21 and Vangie Schadow on April 25. It’s a little late in the month, but I think late greetings are still ok, so happy belated birthday to all of

you. Sylvia and Gaylan Jensen arrived back in town just this last week. They tell us their return trip was uneventful except when they got to see and catch up on news from their little granddaughter again. Kids are always a big event aren’t they? Sylvia and Gaylan will again be our volunteer host and hostess on the first Wednesday of every month. We will be open every Wednesday again now that we have volunteers to take care of that weekday. Our next board meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. Any members of the center are welcome to listen in on meetings. We also always post minutes of the meeting on the bulletin board. Remember we have our craft get-togethers every second and fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. I missed last Thursday so cannot report on any great projects going on. Have a nice week and keep in mind that great breakfast coming up.


The Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin appoints the members of the District 11 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation. This committee investigates and reports on attorney conduct to ensure the ethical and competent practice of law by Wisconsin attorneys. I am honored to have been selected chairman of that committee. I have successfully handled injury and death cases since 1977. Home, hospital and office appointments are available. Cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, such that if there is no recovery, there is no fee. When you, a relative or a friend, need an attorney, you should contact John Grindell at Grindell Law Offices, S.C., Box 585, Frederic, WI 54837. Telephone: 715-327-5561. 406435 8Ltfc 50atfc


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Last Monday morning it looked like we were headed back into winter as snowflakes drifted to the ground. Old Mother Nature sure seems to be having a lot of trouble bringing spring to our area. The later part of the week looked like she had gone from winter right into summer with the temps soaring into the mid- to upper-70s. The area is so dry this year with the lack of rain, let’s hope we aren’t in for a hot, dry summer. We desperately need some rain. The grandmas group ended their get-togethers for the summer months after the April 20th meeting at the home of Marge Peterson. It was decided at that time to end for summer as there are so many things going on. Get-togethers will start again in either September or October, with one get-together some time over the summer. A lunch was enjoyed by all and the afternoon spent visiting and then doing crafts. Those present were Naomi Glover, Dorothy Lahners, Hazel Hahr and Erna Lueck. Bev Beckmark missed the last get-together as she was home recuperating from knee surgery. Dorothy Lahners and Naomi Glover stopped in and gave Bev the news of what had gone on as well as delivering a beautiful plant and card signed by all. Sympathy to the family of James Engstrand, April 3, Jerry Kesler, April 15 and Charlotte Probst, April 18. The bears are active in the town of Siren so be on the alert. Last Monday morning, Stan and Erna Lueck on Larson Lake woke to find out their bird feeders had been visited during the night, most of them destroyed, and the feeder in the living room window missing its bottom, and the window cracked. Congratulations to elementary student Abby Kosloski, middle schooler Jade Taylor and high schooler Nathan Larson for being chosen Siren school students of the week. Congratulations to Nancy Hunter for being the recipient of the Kohl Fellowship Award. Nancy is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Kenneth Lahners. The Wood River Garden Store is holding a spring open house on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to take a look at the season’s new plants and shrubs as well as the general gardening equipment. While there, enjoy some coffee, a few treats and then sign up for their door prizes. Saturday, at the Siren United Methodist Church, Pastor Tom Cook and his wife, Jane, enjoyed the afternoon visiting with a large group of family, friends and parishioners who helped them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The Siren and Lewis churches took care of the refreshments.

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Everson/Lund Grace Everson and Elliot Lund, both of Waukesha, along with their parents, Joe and Carol Everson of Frederic and Greg and Jill Lund of Frederic, are pleased to announcement their upcoming June wedding. Grace and Elliot are both Frederic High School graduates and are currently attending New Tribes Bible Institute.

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Redlich/McKusick Larry and Karry Redlich, St. Croix Falls, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jodi Redlich, to William McKusick II, son of William and Tammy McKusick of Amery. Jodi is a 2005 graduate of St. Croix Falls. Billy is a 2004 graduate of Unity. Both are students of UW-Superior. A July 11, 2009, wedding is planned at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Amery. – submitted

Interstate Park news Morning bird walks Migrant songbirds are returning to northern Wisconsin and Interstate Park. Many species of birds will remain here while others are passing through on their way farther north. Don’t miss the opportunity to view and listen to these messengers of spring. Join Robin Maercklein of the National Park Service for a two-hour morning bird walk on Silverbrook Trail from 7-9 a.m. Saturdays, May 2, 9 and 16. Meet at the Pines Group Camp at Wisconsin Interstate Park. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them. Spring wildflower mania The Friends of Interstate Park are hosting wildflower walks on Sundays in May. It happens every spring—can’t distinguish a false rue anemone from a wood anemone from early meadow rue? Get it all sorted out on woodland wildflower walks with local plant ecologist and botanist Barb Delaney.

The walks take place from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on May 3, May 10 (Mother’s Day) and May 17 and also from 3:30-5 p.m., on May 10 and 17. There’s something new every week! Meet promptly at the Ice Age Center at Wisconsin Interstate Park – we might carpool from there to other locations in the park. The walk will take place rain or shine! Preregistration is required and attendance is limited to 12 people. The fee is $5/nonmembers, $3/Friends members. A Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter the park. Annual passes for 2009 are $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for nonresidents. Daily passes are $7 for residents or $10 for nonresidents. To preregister or for more information contact Julie Fox, Interstate Park naturalist, at 715-483-3747. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35, just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8.

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Pioneer Memoirs This is another installment of a publication of memoirs written in 1947 by Frederic pioneer Alice Dahlin Lund. - Editor by Alice Dahlin Lund

We could hear a sound at a distance, and glanced up in that direction to see what could be coming. We saw a man and a woman dressed in black, carrying a baby. They were coming down the hill toward us. Filled with excitement, we called, “Momma! Pappa! There are some black people coming down the hill.” We called again to them and said they were not Indians, as they wore black clothing. The Indians wore colorful blankets wrapped about themselves or buckskin clothing. Father and Mother came out to look, almost as bewildered as we. Suddenly mother called out to father, “Do you suppose it could be Maya and Johanes and their child?” Father exclaimed, ”I believe that is just who it is!” So saying, they ran to meet them and gave them a hearty welcome. These people proved to be Father’s sister, Maya, her husband, Johanes, and their little Charlotta, whom everyone called Lotta, thereafter. It was a happy occasion to have folks from Sweden, their homeland. Father and Maya had a brother who had built a cabin on his homestead nearby. He often went away to work; as he was a single man, the homestead laws did not require him to live there continuously. The newcomers from Sweden stayed with us for a while, but when Uncle left to work elsewhere, they moved into his little home and stayed for a few years. My uncle never returned. Father last heard from him in Canada years ago. The couple began to stock up their place with a cow, chickens, a white Indian pony and other necessities. The youngsters would watch eagerly to see Johanes get on his little pony, for he was a tall man, and we expected his feet to touch the ground. We were disappointed, for they were quite a way from touching the ground. Johanes would often help Father with the haying. Father had once written to his parents in Sweden, telling them

about the tall wild grass that grew in his meadow, saying it was so tall, a man could easily get lost in it. They did not believe him at all. One time when Johanes offered to help, father told him to go down into the meadow to get a foundation for a haystack, thinking to himself, “Now I will have a little fun and prove to the folks at home how tall my grass really is.” Johanes willingly went in search of the foundation, and father fixed a pole for the haystack. He could not find his way back and was soon calling, “Yoo-hoo!” Dad did not answer at first, but kept walking toward the foundation and Johanes and waiting until he called out again. Father was so close to him he could almost touch him. “What is the matter?” he said, “Are you lost?” “Well, I never saw such a nest! A fellow can’t see what direction he is going.” “Well,” said Dad, “Now it is your turn to write to the folks back home and tell them how tall the grass is, and that you actually got lost in my meadow.” Johanes was a home-loving man, and though he went out occasionally to earn some money, he never stayed as long as the other men would. I was very small, but I do remember that his family stayed with us once when he was out working so they would not have to be alone. He was gone a short time only, about six weeks, when my aunt looked out and started to cry, as she saw him coming. She knew that it required more money to run a household than that. She and my mother talked in low tones, but I could not understand how anyone could cry when Johanes came, and ran as fast as I could to meet him. All the children loved him, as long as he lived, I think. No matter how short a time he had been gone, he always brought a little gift of some sort for the family. He really was a good man. He did not ever squander his money, nor did he drink

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intoxicating liquors. He chewed tobacco, but that was his only habit. They moved back into the cabin, which was about a half mile from our home, and we children had much fun running over to see them. Once I was allowed to stay overnight. The Christmas when I had a red dress with little yellow flowers in it, my uncle took my sister and me to a Christmas program. We had to ride seven miles in a sled to get there. Uncle kept covering me with a blanket; but I pulled it off for I wanted to have at least a little of my new dress show! At last we arrived at the church. When I saw the Christmas tree all lit up with candles, and saw all the people, I was almost breathless. I was only 6 years old, and I had never seen so many white people at one time. Uncle took good care of us going home, but I must have fallen asleep, for he carried me into the house. That was all I could remember that night. Later on, in our own church, we had a Christmas tree and a program, and I was in the program, too. Father was not at home. He must have been out earning some extra money. He would often tell us about his experiences cutting ties in the winter, living in camps built rough of logs. It seems that the cook there was afraid of ghosts. Father told him that it was all in his head, but one night this poor Swede got a good scare. He opened the door to go out, and the next second he slammed it shut, almost fainting. The men investigated. The cook kept saying, “You told me there were no ghosts in America, but I just saw one so large, it covered the whole door. As I got my foot out, it vanished into nothing.” The men laughed, but the poor cook was serious. The next morning they found out it was a bear that had been standing in front of the door. The cook had buried some fresh meat in the snow on the roof of the camp, and the bear had been trying to get it, standing on his hind feet. Of course, it looked especially large to a man who was afraid of a ghost. Johanes also believed a little in ghosts. He was not afraid, but it had been taught to him in childhood. If they saw something that was unusual, it seemed natural for them to believe that it was

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supernatural, and that it had a serious meaning. One day Johanes was cutting hay in my father’s meadow. He heard a sound like men driving a fence post into the ground. He went over and looked, but he saw nothing and went on cutting hay. He heard the same noise again. When he came home for lunch, he told about it. He said, “You don’t believe in ghosts, but today I heard one. I went over and looked, but I could not see anything, yet the minute I left, I heard the same noise again.” Father went with him that afternoon, saying, “perhaps we both will hear it.” They kept on cutting a long time. Suddenly a sound floated through the air. “Ooka-oo!” They got down on their knees ready to take the ghost by surprise. They crawled very quietly toward the noise and there they saw a big, long-legged bird standing in the mud beside the creek. He didn’t know he had an audience, so again he echoed, “Ooka-oo!” convincing Johanes that he was not a ghost. A few years passed. Johanes acquired a team of horses. He would take us to church, especially in the winter. I recall once when we were riding along the country road with only one track, and we would have to drive out in the bushes if we met another team. My aunt and uncle sat in the front seat of the homemade buggy, and my sister and I sat in the back. We have laughed about this incident many times. He had a pole that was about four feet long and polished beautifully. On one end of that he had a leather strap, which had a horseshoe nail attached to it. He was expert at swinging this at the horses to hurry them along. The horse may not have been fond of it, I thought so at least, for once when he swung with an extra flourish, the nail came back where we were sitting and hit me on the nose. It smarted, but did not bleed and the skin did not come off. After that we ducked every time we saw the white pole going in the air. – With information submitted by Brian Johnson’s family. – From Betty Fenton, director of public relations, Frederic Area Historical Society.

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Peggy’s Fashion Rack & Gifts invites kids to celebrate SIREN – It’s a spectacular weekend of fun and Peggy’s Fashion Rack & Gifts will be party central on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, to celebrate the Webkinz Day Extravaganza. The Webkinz Day Extravaganza event wraps up the celebration of Webkinz Day in Webkinz World on Wednesday,

April 29. Peggy’s Fashion Rack & Gifts will have a stylekinz contest, fun games and prizes for Webkinz fans of all ages. Specially tagged Webkinz Extravaganza pets will be available with purchase. These special pets must be registered online by May 32, 2009, after that time, the code expires and cannot be used. A por-

tion of every sale has been donated to help support the Webkinz Foundation. The Webkinz World site will use a special store locator just for the event, where stores can show all of the activities they are hosting and the times. “It’s the party of the year and we can’t wait,” stated storeowner Peggy Strabel.

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Summer work opportunities for young people NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – As part of President Obama’s American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program has received funding for a Summer Youth Employment Program. According to Brad Gingras, youth services manager with NWCEP, “This is an excellent opportunity for young people between ages 14 and 24 to gain some good skills, get valuable work experience and earn a paycheck.”

Beginning in June and continuing until September 2009, approximately 220 young people will work in a variety of entry-level job settings, including government agencies, hospitals, nonprofits, small businesses and retail organizations. “We’re giving special consideration to work activities that expose young people to opportunities in ‘green’ jobs and that offer a good idea of future careers,” Gingras added. The Summer Youth Employment Pro-

gram is for eligible young people across the 10 counties of Northwest Wisconsin: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn. They will be supervised by NWCEP staff, as well as the host employer, with their wages paid by AARA stimulus funds. The jobs pay $7.25 an hour, and many will be full time. Gingras was quick to note, “It’s important for the employers to know, though, that these summer work experiences must not take

existing jobs from anyone. The goal here is for youth to be exposed to several different duties and roles over the course of the summer, not to displace employees.” Interested young people should apply soon. For more information, call the Spooner Job Center at 715-635-2175, and ask to speak with the Summer Youth Employment Program coordinator. — from NWCEP

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Members of Siren’s state-winning Forensics team, (L to R) Tia Hanson, Aaron Engstrand, Jessica Morris and Jacob Stiemann, performed a Forensics piece titled “Captive Audience,” showing the viewing of several TV shows. Mackenzie Swenson (L) and Sarah Howe played “Spanish March” by Pershing on the xylophone as their selection for the ENCORE program in the Siren School auditorium Monday, April 27.

In memory of her late grandfather, Howard Kopecky, Staci Kopecky used photographs of him in this quilt she made for her creative stitching class at Siren High School.

Mike Hunter (L) and Collin Tewalt, students in Ron Dorn’s tech ed class, put together this Rube Goldberg project to show how to make “something so inordinately simple as complex as humanly possible.” The Siren art teacher Dave Smith showed the simple task was to switch off an incandescent bulb and replace it with an energy-efficient bulb (shown in green drawings made by Ashley Bjornstad for one of his classes. Smith put a number of small obin the display). jects in a box, then asked the students to each pick five of them. They were to draw, in three Photos by Nancy Jappe dimension, that object. “This is a project about observation and looking closely,” Smith explained.

Scenic Riverway events announced ST. CROIX FALLS - Bird walks and a free fly-fishing workshop kick off the summer 2009 program series for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The public is invited to join the National Park Service at the following programs, all located between St. Croix Falls and Osceola, during the month of May. Saturday May 2, 7 to 9 a.m. Morning bird walk. Migrant songbirds return every year to northern Wisconsin via the Mississippi and St. Croix flyways, and now is the time to see them! Join National Park Service Biologist Robin Maercklein for a bird walk on Silverbrook Trail. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them. Meet at the Pines Group Camp, Wisconsin Interstate Park. There is no charge for this program, but an annual Wisconsin state park vehicle sticker or daily pass is required to enter the park. Wisconsin Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy. 35, just a half-mile south of Hwy. 8. For information, contact Julie Fox at 715-483-3747. Saturday, May 9, 7 to 9 a.m. and Saturday, May 16, 7 to 9 a.m. Morning bird walk. See program description for May 2. Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fly-fishing workshop. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, this is a unique opportunity to learn about basic and advanced casting techniques, as well as watershed ecology and conservation. Participants will become familiar with equipment used in freshwater fly-fishing and will observe demonstrations of tying imitations of native aquatic insects, including nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. Experts will

also provide information on how stream conservation, watershed health, and a fly-fishing ethic can affect the water quality of the St. Croix River. Equipment will be available for use by workshop participants. This is a free program and no registration is required, but participants are encouraged to bring lunches and snacks. For ages 13 and older. Workshop will be canceled if there is severe weather. Program will be held at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway’s Osceola Landing, located on the St. Croix River, just off of Hwy. 243, a quartermile west of Osceola. For information, contact Dale Cox at 715-483-2272. Visitors are also encouraged to stop by the St. Croix River Visitor Center at 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls. The visitor center features exhibits, showings of the park film, “The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey,” and a bookstore. It is also a great place to plan a paddle along the river, providing visitors with maps and guides of the National Scenic Riverway. Through Labor Day, the visitor center is open seven days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 715-483-2274.

Polk County Library Federation Brown Bag Library Lecture The Brown Bag library lecture will be held May 7. Summer Gardening Splash and A Make-and-Take Summer Annuals. Amanda Hel will show us the new and colorful annuals available and participants will be able to make a container for their patio gardens. The cost is $10. Call or e-mail to register by Tuesday, May 5, at or 715-485-8680. The director is Colleen Gifford, assistant library/clerk in Tina Riley. Please call the Polk County Library Federation for more information, 715-485-8680. The Polk County Library Federation is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

History. The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968; it is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition. For 252 miles, the St. Croix River and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest. For additional information on the Riverway, please visit or call 715-483-2274. - from SCNSR Polk County Library Federation’s Mystery Garden planting bulbs with Pro-Lawn’s Amanda Hol. – Photo submitted


Reading reward earns minigolf round SIREN – The hard-earned reward for Siren Elementary School students who took part in a schoolwide at-home reading incentive during March was a round of minigolf at Moose Mulligan’s Mini Golf course owned and operated by Joe and Becky Walsh. Becky Walsh, a teacher at the school, donated the use of the golf course for the reading reward Monday, April 27. Students in kindergarten through grade six read books at home throughout the month. Teachers at each grade level set the age-appropriate goals for their students. The students documented their progress on a calendar, earning yellow bricks for the books they read. Students who earned enough bricks to more than travel from the elementary doors to the auditorium earned the reward of a round of miniature golf. – information submitted

Students in first and fifth grade at Siren School wait their turn for a round of mini golf at Moose Mulligan’s in Siren Monday morning, April 27. The students earned their time on the golf course through their progress in reading during March. – Photos by Nancy Jappe unless otherwise noted

First-grader Terrell Johnson teamed up with fifthgraders Danyel Visger and Logan Allen during their time on the course at Moose Mulligan’s Adventure Mini Golf, a treat they earned through their at-home reading effort during the month of March. – Photo submitted by Jason Wilhelm Siren kindergartner Jenna Hooverson enjoyed her outing to Moose Mulligan’s Adventure Mini Golf, Monday, April 27. Jenna was one of the many students who earned the outing by reading a series of age-appropriate books at home as part of the Follow the Yellow Brick Road reading incentive. – Photo submitted by Jason Wilhelm

Devin Rand, a student at Siren Elementary School, lined up his minigolf shot. Devin and his classmates won the right to a round of minigolf through their participation in a schoolwide at-home reading incentive titled “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”

Geologist to speak on Kensington Runestone AMERY - Scott Wolter, co-author of a new book, “The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence,” will speak at the Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. meeting of the Swedish Club at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Deronda Street in Amery. According to Wikipedia, Scott F. Wolter is a Minnesota geologist who was hired in 2000 by a supporter of the Kensington Runestone to test the surface of the stone, which was discovered by Olof Ohman in 1898 buried under a tree on his farm near Kensington, Minnesota - this according to Ohman’s testimony. The stone is a 202-pound piece of greywacke rock with a message carved in purported Scandinavian runes about an exploratory journey to America in the year 1362, long before Columbus came to America. Scott Wolter brought the Kensington Stone to his company, American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, for the investigation. With a scanning electron microscope, he and his staff found mica degradation on the manmade surfaces. Although there is no geologically-defined standard for rates of mica degradation, Wolter asserted that his investigation clearly indicated the stone

was buried at least 50 years after carving. He also drilled a core sample from the back of the Kensington Stone with permission from the Runestone Museum. Previous geologic investigation, which consisted of visual inspection only and no chemical testing, was done in 1909-10 by Minnesota’s state geologist, Newton Horace Winchell. At the time, when there was little hard evidence by which to interpret Viking presence in the New World, Winchell supported the earlier suggestions about the stone’s origins. Wolter became intrigued with the Kensington Stone mystery and visited the Minnesota Historical Society to examine Winchell’s field notes and study Ohman-family correspondence, as did researcher Barry J. Hanson and avid Scandinavian linguist and runologist Richard Nielsen. In 2004 Nielsen and Wolter travelled with the stone to the historical museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Wolter and Nielsen joined forces in authoring “The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence” in 2005. Wolter has a Web site at The Swedish Club Web site is - submitted

Siren second-graders, (L to R) Jade Horstman, Hannah Mangelsen and Morgan Taylor, are shown on the minigolf course at Moose Mulligan’s Monday, April 27, in an athome reading incentive reward.

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The Polk County Early Learning Center in Balsam Lake hosted Music Around the World with the Children’s Museum of Minnesota on April 21, in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. Other highlights included stranger danger and fingerprinting offered by AKF Martial Arts of Amery and a multicultural make- and take-art activity. The Polk County Early Learning Center is currently recruiting children ages 3 to 5 years old for preschool and prekindergarten classes with transportation this fall. Please call 715-485-3413 for more information or to enroll your child. - submitted


Following is a message from a dear friend of mine addressing the swine flu outbreak. This person will remain anonymous, but I can tell you his opinions are well respected in the medical and security network. He does not wear a tinfoil hat. “To family and friends, The developing situation with outbreaks of a novel influenza in Mexico and three U.S. sites bears watching and your concern. I have been in touch with CIDRAP personnel over the last three days, and they are keeping a close tab on these developments. All outbreaks have been confirmed as the same virus, which also demonstrates human to human transfer. The World Health Organization has issued strong statements to date but have hesitated to advance the threat to level four (out of six levels), even though the current situation fully meets level-four criteria. Since this outbreak has spread to distant places (New York is 2,000 miles from Mexico City), there is a small chance that we are seeing the early dissemination of a pandemic. It may fizzle out or may propagate. It is unusual that 62 deaths have occurred, with over 1,000 illnesses in Mexico City and that no deaths or serious illnesses have occurred in Americans in this country. There may be a greater susceptibility to those in Mexico, or it may be that the organism lessens its virulence with each generation of transfer. Mutation with each generational transfer could also explain this. There most certainly may be other reasons. Numerous times in the past governments have delayed informing others for fear of spreading panic or for political reasons, which have fostered increasing spread of the disease and fostered higher death rates.

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St. Croix Falls students study American colonies ST. CROIX FALLS – As a culminating activity for their unit on the American colonies, students from St. Croix Falls in Mrs. Ollman’s social studies class dressed up in colonial-style clothing and walked to White Pine Park to participate in a variety of activities that colonial children would have engaged in. Here are some of the fifth-graders rolling hoops, maneuvering a Jacob’s ladder, using a deck of cards without numbers and playing a game of graces. - submitted

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Mrs. Ollman’s colonial fifth-grade class. – Photos submitted

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Teaching art history students excited about the artists themselves. Students then took the paintings to the performance level. Adopting the personas of the artists themselves by donning half masks, they related the stories of artist and painting to an audience of Grantsburg Middle School students. Younger students were allowed a question and answer period after the performance. When asked why he chose the “Campbell’s Soup 1968” by Andy Warhol, artist Clay Poeschle replied, “I picked that one because I thought it would be easy, but I was surprised at how hard it was to recreate!” Maybe it was because of the challenge that all the students involved were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their art and their artist. – submitted by Kris Surbaugh

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Frederic kindergarten circus Majorettes Grace Otto, Tessa Domagala and Desiree Alden look for their families in the audience while waiting for the popcorn peddlers to finish delivering their wares. The majorettes were the first group to perform. Their feat was a batontwirling routine.

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Four kindergartners, Trent Zenzen, Brett Erickson, Christian Swanson and Travis Nelson, playing balloon vendors, delivered free balloons to people in the audience during the circus presentation. Two vendors are shown above. Elephant trainer Dante Marcyan led his elephants, Christopher Hill, Shannon Wedin and Hunter Mevissen, around the stage during the circus.

McKenzie Christain, Mikayla Roper and Karigan Root were the circus ponies. They pranced and jumped hurdles during their portion of the program.

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The Grantsburg Prom Court for 2009, (L to R): Austin Eskola, Jamie Robb, Mike Boykin, Matt Emerson, Allen Lindus, 2008 King Kevin Berry, 2009 King Bryan Bennett, 2009 Queen Cara Downard, 2008 Queen Lydia Benge Briggs, Lauren Romanowski, Annie Palmquist, Carinna Coy, Michelle Lund and Ashley Fallstrom. Crown bearers are Taedon Nichols and Abby Alderman. — Photos by Priscilla Bauer Taedon Nichols and Abby Alderman looked happy to be sharing crown-bearing duties last Saturday evening during Grantsburg Prom’s grand march. Left, Taedon takes a little time out during Grantsburg Prom’s grand march ceremony Saturday evening.

Newly crowned Grantsburg Prom King Bryan Bennett escorts Cara Downard, prom queen for 2009, in a traditional walk during the prom’s grand march ceremony S a t u r d a y evening.


Siren Prom Court, back row (L to R): Jamie Fischbach, Meghan Baasch, Sarah Howe, Deanna Phernetton, Breanna Barr, Chase Old Chief, Eric Keith, Joe Pigman, Zach Howard and Christian Hall. First row crown bearers: Madalyn Nichols, Rylee O’Brien, Zach Doriott and Breck Mangen. — Photos submitted

Webster Webster High School celebrated its new royalty Saturday night as it crowned its 2009 prom queen and king. The 2008 queen, Becca Schrooten (far left), and king, Jake Holmes (far right), joined the festivities with this year’s queen, Ashley Robinson (second from left), and king, Chaz Heinz (second from right). Photo by Carl Heidel RIGHT: Queen Ashley Robinson and King Chaz Heinz danced their first dance at the 2009 Webster prom.

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Ethan Cook and Haley Kurkowski were named 2009 prom king and queen during Frederic’s An Enchanted Evening themed prom on Saturday, April 25.

Frederic’s prom court poses for a picture after the crowning of the 2009 king and queen. Pictured back row (L to R): 2008 King Zach Anderson, 2009 King Ethan Cook, 2009 Queen Haley Kurkowski and 2008 Queen Megan Anderson. Third row: Gus Nuemann, Will Primm and Chrissy Chenal. Second row: Cody Hallanger, Marissa Nelson and Alex Lonetti. Front row: Miniature prom court: Leopold Chenal, Christopher Hill and Kalyn Miller. – Photos by Cahill Studios

Unity Unity’s 2009 prom royalty, back row (L to R): Amanda Brunotte, Amanda Koethe, Taylor Matteson, Esther Beilouh, Brooke Gillespie, Queen Samantha Ince, King Micheal Johnson, Luke Hillshiem, Alec Carlson, Logan Hillshiem, Zach Cherry. Front row: Laryssa Bakke and Carson Stenberg. – Photo submitted


Luck’s 2009 prom royalty, front row (L to R): crown bearer Brooke Hetfeld, Junior Prom Queen Bailee Swenson, Junior Prom King Taylor Horsager, crown-bearer Levi Jensen. Back: 2008 Queen Alyssa Lehmann, Tiffany Oft, Dani Gehrke, Taryn Pilz, Katie Gutzmer, Senior Queen Hannah Melin, Senior King Nick Morgan, Jason Nelson, Derek Buck, Jordan Lundmark, Arnold Gorr and 2008 King James Longhenry. – Photos by Lori Nelson

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Park bench dedicated to 7-year-old victim of abuse Speak out if something’s not right, says CRA spokesperson by Mary Stirrat MILLTOWN - A dedication ceremony was held at Bering Park in Milltown Monday evening to honor a 7-year-old boy who was tragically killed at the hands of his father in 2007. Zachary Wolfe of Luck was found in a hotel room in Richfield, Minn., poisoned by his father in an apparent murder-suicide. Last October the village of Milltown planted a tree in Bering Park in Zach’s memory. Monday evening a bench that was made and donated by the village was dedicated to Zach’s memory. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Community Referral

A bouquet of roses, tied with a blue ribbon symbolizing child abuse prevention, rests on the bench dedicated to the memory of Zachary Wolfe. — Photos by Mary Stirrat Friends and relatives of Melissa Horky gathered at Milltown’s Bering Park for a dedication ceremony honoring Horky’s son, Zachary. In the arms of an angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear. You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie You’re in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort there. This plaque will be placed on the bench in Bering Park dedicated to Zachary Wolfe. The bench was made by Mike Nutter and Chad Hansen of the Milltown Village crew.

The most important thing anyone can do to help abuse victims is to inform someone of suspected abuse cases, said Joann Phernetton of Community Referral Agency.

Agency, a shelter located in Milltown for abused women and children, sponsored the dedication. The ceremony included a musical tribute to Zach and his family. Performing “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan were two Somerset High School seniors, Dana Carlson and Jessie Lammers. The lyrics were sadly fitting:

Missy Horky, center, is surrounded by friends at the ceremony dedicating a park bench in Milltown to honor her 7-yearold son, Zachary. She is comforting Zach’s best friend, Micaela, while Judy Fisher, left, and Joanne Lipoff support Horky.

Joann Phernetton of CRA spoke to the group gathered for the dedication, noting the courage and strength it takes to come forward in situations of abuse. “If you see something that’s not right,” she said, “please speak up.” By being aware of and willing to speak against suspected abuse, said Phernetton, victims can be helped and abuse can be prevented. “As a community we can prevent tragedies like this from happening again,” says a poster about the bench dedication. The phone number for Community Referral Agency is 715-8254414.

Missy Horky, whose son died two years ago at the hands of his father, battles emotions as she listens to the lyrics of “Angel,” performed by two Somerset High School juniors.

Dana Carlson, left, and Jessie Lammers of Somerset High School sang “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. The song was at the request of Missy Horky, Zach’s mother.

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Pictured (L to R): Meg Solie, Emily Ovik and Christy Jensen hosted a fundraiser at the Clam Falls Tavern on Saturday, April 25, to raise money for their participation in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld

Children were involved in helping during the fundraiser. There were also activities for them to participate in, including a sawdust pile.

Michelle Schmidt, owner of the Clam Falls Tavern, brings her paddle forward after winning one of the many live raffles of the day.


Luck students "Rock On!" LUCK – Luck’s fifth- and sixth-grade students put on their spring concert – “Rock On!” – on April 23 in the Luck gymnasium. The fifth-grade band followed the sixth-grade band in performing several group numbers with several featured solo and small-group performances. The bands are directed by Ms. Karen Eitland. Next, the students demonstrated that they have gained an understanding of rock and roll music by both singing and dancing to it. They covered songs from the 50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. They were under the direction of vocal music teacher Janet Holdt. - submitted

Olivia Zappa and Farrah Welch hold on tight while singing at the Luck fifth- and sixth-grade spring concert. – Photos by Lori Nelson

Kalley Lunsmann, Derek Hutton, Farrah Welch, Olivia Zappa and Amanda Richey, (front) and Krystal Zuniga and Jenni Holdt (back) play “Oxford Overture” during the Luck fifth- and sixth-grade spring concert.

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Webster’s Post-Prom Thank You:

Webster High School students would like to thank the following supporters for their generous donations toward our 2009 Post-Prom: U.S. Bank Log Cabin Store and Eatery Austin Lake Greenhouse Webster Lioness Club Our Redeemer Lutheran Cashco Building Supplies Webster Lions Club Church Diamond Collision Yellow Lake Lutheran Mallard Lake Family Resort Four Star Sports Church Moose Mulligan Mini Golf Fox Run Golf Course Yellow River Pharmacy Nexen Group, Inc. Hopkin’s Sand and Gravel Tim’s Black and Orange Jeff’s Appliance Service Wal-Mart, St. Croix Falls Knight’s of Columbus

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Frederic High School students would like to thank the following supporters for their generous donations toward our 2009 Post-Prom: Larsen Auto Center Dr. Harlander and Dr. Tesch Anderson Construction & the Frederic Dental Office Masonry Builders Bremer Bank St. Croix Valley Regional Frederic Fuel Chell Well Medical Center Grindell Law Offices S.C. Croix Valley Coaches Jacobsen’s Advanced Eye Cummings Lumber Care Clinic Daeffler’s Quality Meats And to Chaperones Kevin and Tina Douglas.

Grantsburg’s Post-Prom Thank You:

Luck’s State F.C.C.L.A. conference attendees – Front row (L to R): Katie Gutzmer, Sabrina Lane and Jeff Holmes. Middle: Elie Lewis and Samantha Fenning. Back: Tiffany Oft, James Longhenry, Jordan Lundmark, Jake Meyer, Brittney Danielson, Alecia Ouellette and Peter Langeness. Missing: Adviser Renee Gavinski. – Photo submitted LUCK – Adviser Renee Gavinski accompanied 12 students from Luck to the Wisconsin Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state Anchor Your Leadership conference, which was held in Wisconsin Dells April 19-21. They joined hundreds of middle and high school students from

across the state in listening to keynote speaker Heather Schultz, attending break-out sessions on a variety of topics, voting on resolutions that will affect the future of the organization and bowling in the Split, Spare, Strike! fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation. - submitted

Grantsburg High School students would like to thank the following supporters for their generous donations toward our 2009 Post-Prom: American Legion Auxiliary 185 Edling-Taylor Funeral Home GSP of G-Burg - Shady Knoll Indianhead Credit Union 185 Edward Jones - Mike JL Builders of Grantsburg American Legion Post 185 Langevin LLC Bernick’s Cos. Fiedler Ford Inc. Johnson Lumber Co. Burnett Plumbing Co. Gary Nelson Ins. Agency Village Floral LLC Craig Selander Grantsburg Animal Hospital Wood River Pharmacy Croix Valley Coaches Grantsburg Lions Club

Siren’s Post-Prom Thank You:

Siren High School students would like to thank the following supporters for their generous donations toward our 2009 Post-Prom: Maurer Power Women of the Moose Chapter Bremer Bank Daniels Plumbing and #1819 Lil Debbies Heating St. John The Baptist Council Loyal Order of Moose Moms for Kids of Catholic Women Chapter #1194 Siren Telephone Company Siren Covenant Church Siren Dental Clinic Collectively the 4-District consortium would like to thank Gameworks in Minneapolis, Minn., and also all four communities for your support for the 15th consecutive year! 484069 36L


Spring Fling: Not your ordinary spring concert

Siren students in kindergarten through fourth grades didn’t put on a typical spring concert on Thursday, April 23. Instead the concert was all about moving to the music. Here a first-grader is shown with a bouncy ball during the song “Popcorn.”

This young lady is swinging the hula hoop during “Salsa Pie.” – Photos by Sherill Summer

Jumping through hoops made entertaining fun during the Spring Fling concert at Siren, a concert all about highlighting different activities and skills, set to music.

Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” was a bit more wonderful because of the many scarves waving to the music.

Unity’s MORP

Unity’s fifth-annual MORP (that’s prom spelled backwards) Lock-In was held at the Unity School after prom on Saturday. Students had a chance to challenge one another on the Jurassic Survivor obstacle course, hit a home run and have their baseball pitches measured. Fear Factor has become a tradition at Unity’s MORP after-prom party. This year’s winning team was: Jessica Larson, Alli Zarling, Lindsay Staple, Melissa Monn, Drew Jepsen, Johanna Alling and Zach Cardot. – Photos by Jeanne Alling

Jessica Golz may be considering a career as a dentist or even as a veterinarian as she got up close and personal with the Jurassic dinosaur during the Unity Leo Club MORP on Saturday night.

Door prizes were sponsored by area businesses and individuals for Unity’s MORP. MORP is an after-prom lock-in sponsored by the Unity Leo’s Club in conjunction with area Girl Scouts who are working on their Silver Award. Unity Girl Scouts Jena Alling and Brittany Kruse were at the table of door prizes; they also helped to coordinate the time schedule, the food plan for the evening and setup/cleanup plans. Both girls are also Leo Club members.

Luck Pinewood Derby

The annual Pinewood Derby for the Luck Cub Scouts was held Saturday, March 28, in the Luck School gymnasium. Over 20 Scouts competed for trophies for speed and design. The top five places in the speed division for Boy Scouts were Ben Smith, Nick Mattson, Luke Woltz, Tyler Welch and Derek Hendrickson. The top five places in the Scout design division were Denny Brule, Nick Mattson, Tanner VanMeter, Ben Smith and Tyler Welch. Family memThe top five places in the Scout debers were also able to compete at the Pinewood Derby. In this open class division, the top three places for speed were sign division were Denny Brule, Nick claimed by Farrah Welch, Jessica Mattson, and sisters Lindsey and Katie Mattson. The design winners in open class Mattson, Tanner VanMeter, Ben Smith were Farrah Welch, Hunter Memmer and Dawson VanMeter. Scouts placing first, second, and third for speed ad- and Tyler Welch. vancd to the district competition in Clear Lake on Saturday, April 4. – Photos submitted


Eight UWRF finalists competed at Fairest of the Fairs by Jessica Bergan WISCONSIN DELLS - As young women in rural Wisconsin look up to older generations, some consider the Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs to be a role model and wonder if they, too, will be crowned someday. Eight of the 43 finalists – this year, including the winner, are students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. This year’s competition took place in Wisconsin Dells. According to Celsey Carlsen, a freshman agricultural business major from Sheldon, she chose to run for Fairest of the Fairs because it was an enriching experience. “I am very happy that I ran for the Fairest of the Fairs,” says Carlsen, who is employed by the UWRF office of university communications, and is a member of the Ag-Business and Marketing Society, Block and Bridle, and Dairy Club. “It is an experience that I wish more girls could have. It is such a great learning experience. I have met so many wonderful people during my reign and at the competition.” Selected as the 2009 Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs, Melissa Ploeckelman, a senior agricultural education major from Stetsonville, said that she had many supporters who helped with her campaign. When it came to looking the part and preparing for interviews, it was her family that took her shopping and quizzed her on information about the fairs. As the Fairest of the Fair representative, Ploeckelman’s duties begin in April and she will stay busy until the end of August, especially when she will act as the official hostess of the state fair in West Allis. “I had a blast serving as my county’s Fairest,” said Ploeckelman. “I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.” Placing third in the competition was Jodi Kauth, a senior agricultural business major from Loyal. Kauth decided to run for the Fairest of the Fairs after being crowned Miss Clark County last August. “It is a great way to meet a lot of people and have doors open,” says Kauth. Kauth is currently involved with sev-

Fairest of the Fair. Shown (L to R), front: Erin Jens and Celsey Carlsen. Back row: Jennifer Balko, Sarah Mateske, Greta Nelson, Jodi Kauth, Amie Stillman and Melissa Ploeckelman. - Special photo eral UWRF organizations including the Dairy Club, National Agri-Marketing Association, and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, where she hosts a weekly radio show. Amie Stillman, a senior agricultural education major from Weyauwega, also joined the Fairest competition. Stillman is a resident assistant for McMillan Hall, while serving as the Sigma Alpha president, a member of Alpha Tau Alpha and the Agricultural Education Society, and a campus tour guide. She is also employed on a local dairy farm and cheese factory during the summer. Stillman decided to run for the state Fairest of the Fairs position because she wanted a way to stay involved in 4-H and FFA. “I also love talking to people and meeting new people, so what better job [would be] for me than to be Fairest of the Fairs,” said Stillman. Jennifer Balko, a freshman dairy science major from Cumberland, was crowned Barron County Fairest in July. “It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Balko of her decision to compete at the state level. Balko works on

her family’s dairy farm. Sarah Mateske, a junior agricultural education major from Montello, was crowned Marquette County Fairest in early July. “This has been the most enjoyable past seven months and I still have five more months of educating the public. This is one thing that I will never regret or forget,” says Mateske, who is

involved with her local FFA alumni chapter and her family’s Holstein beef steer operation. Greta Nelson, a junior preprofessional major from Milltown, serves as the 2009 Polk County Fairest. Nelson is involved with UWRF Dance Theatre, Swing Dance Club, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She also teaches at the St. Croix Valley Dance Academy, runs a community education dance program in St. Croix Falls, and works at a coffee shop during winter breaks and her family’s dairy farm as well. “Whether one placed or not at the state Fairest of the Fairs contest, every girl walked away with memories and skills they will have forever,” says Nelson. “Saying this experience has been fun is an understatement because it is not only enjoyable, but it has helped me to grow and learn about myself and my county.” Erin Jens, a sophomore dairy science major from Waldo, represented Sheboygan County at the state competition. Jens is an active UWRF Dairy Club member and also works on a farm off campus. Jens says the she has loved the county fair ever since she was 5 years old and says many future Fairests of the Fair can look up to these role models. “Be confident in yourself and who you are,” said Jens. “Being Fairest of the Fairs, you are looked up to by so many people and how you present yourself shows how great you are.”

Siren Forensics team travels to Madison

Water aerobics continues to make a big splash at Luck LUCK - Since starting in January, water aerobics has become a popular class through Luck Community Education. Two six-week sessions have already been completed, and another session is scheduled for May 3 through June 11. The classes are taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays by Stephanie Robinson, certified swim instructor and lifeguard. Participants are seeing positive results as the resistance of the water gives a good

all-over workout and strengthens muscles. Classes are scheduled from 4-5 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. and limited to nine people. Requests for a morning class resulted in a new 9-10 a.m. class. The WITC course fee is $33.12 and only $4 for everyone age 62 and better for an entire six-week session. Preregistration is required; please contact Amy Aguado at Luck Community Ed. at 715472-2152, ext. 103. - submitted

Depot sneak preview on May 9 FREDERIC – The Frederic Area Historical Society will host a sneak preview of the Frederic Depot/Museum Saturday, May 9. The coffee will be on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and society members will be on hand to offer a peek into what the museum will be doing during its summer run, which officially starts Saturday, May 23. 2009 state trail passes will be available, which are required for bicycle riders 16 years of age and older, on state recreational trails, including the Gandy Dancer Trail. Annual passes are $20 and daily passes are $4. This early opening is a good time to renew your membership or to join the Frederic Area Historical Society for the

first time. The Frederic Depot/Museum will open for the summer season Saturday, May 23, and will be open weekends through leaf season in the fall. The restored 1901 Soo Line Depot is the last one remaining on the former Soo Line railroad corridor that ran from St. Croix Falls to Superior. The depot serves today as the Frederic Area Historical Society’s museum of local history and a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer Trail. On display is Soo Line wide-vison caboose No. 137. Depot Square in Frederic is also a popluar geocaching site. Can you find it? – from the Frederic Area Historical Society

The Siren Forensics Team traveled to Madison April 17 and April 18 for state competition. One group came home with a gold award; another team earned a silver award. Team members include (L to R) front row: Jeremy Wikstrom, Collin Tewalt, Aaron Engstrand and Jacob Stiemann. Back row: Emily Muus, Jenna Wambolt, Tia Hanson and Jessica Morris. – Photo by Nancy Jappe

Katie K-9 makes local appearance ST. CROIX FALLS – Katie K-9, dog trainer and radio and television personality, will be answering questions on dog training and animal nutrition at Fur-GetMe-Nots Pet Foods and Supplies in St. Croix Falls on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. She’ll also be handing out free samples of NutriSource dog and cat foods. Dog- and people-friendly pets are welcome to come and meet Katie. She’ll also be selling and autographing her books, “Potty Training 101” and “Dog Food Made Easy 101.” For over 26 years, dog owners and industry professionals across the Twin Cities metro area have turned to Katie K-9 in times of

need. She is dedicated to further educating the everyday family and their dog through obedience classes, private lessons and a weekly call-in radio show. To help celebrate Fur-Get-Me-Nots fourth year in business and one year at their new location at 116 South Washington, the store will be having drawings for free prizes and while supplies last, free toys for dog- and cat-family customers. The Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting their event, Taste of the St. Croix, that weekend and now local pets are getting their own chance to join in. – submitted


Siren students give to the community on Earth Day Siren High School science teacher Brad Morris has been coordinating Earth Day activities for nine years, and each year he tries to be more creative. This year, one of the activities was a fundraising walk for the Ruby’s Pantry food shelf in Siren. About 66 students and staff members walked the Gandy Dancer Trail between Webster and Siren. A minimum of $10 contribution was required before the students could participate, but many of the students raised more than that. The grand total raised during the walk was $1,125.58. Many of the walkers are shown in the photo taken at CTH D. – Photos by Sherill Summer

The Siren Ballpark received some sprucing up thanks to Siren students on Earth Day. Shown (L to R): S a m a n t h a Rosado, Deriek Churchill and Riki Rosty.

These students pose with the convict captured on the Gandy Dancer Trail. No, not really. The orange jail clothes are just a part of the Earth Day fun.

“It is the little things that count!” That is how these two Siren students explained their bag of, well, little things found on the Siren fields next to the school. The effort was a part of the Earth Day activities where students gave back to the community.

To Siren or bust. These Siren students are walking the Gandy Dancer trail to raise money for Ruby’s Pantry food shelf in Siren.

Earth Day in St. Croix Falls

A park ranger talks to this group of sixth-graders from Clear Lake schools about the river and natural resources. Students attended several learning stations along the Gaylord Nelson Riverwalk and at the National Park Service Visitor’s Center as part of an Earth Day education event. – Photos by Tammi Milberg

Amy Klein, director of St. Croix Falls Park and Recreation Committee, talks with students on April 24. Sixth-grade students from surrounding school districts came to St. Croix Falls for Earth Day activities hosted by the National Park Service along the Scenic Riverway.

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Frederic Pinewood Derby

Frederic Cub Scout Pack 128 held the Pinewood Derby on Sunday, March 29, at the Frederic Lions Club. Some participants in the Pinewood Derby were (L to R): Katie Peterson, Robert Harrison, Laura Hill, Brenden Holmstrom and Cade Engen. Brenden won first place for design.

Scouts are ready to retrieve their cars after the race was over.

Shown (L to R): MaKenna Engen, won second place in the speed division, Mr. Engen, Jesse Beam, Greg Peterson, who won first place in the speed division and third place in the design division, Christopher Hill and troop leader Dave Peterson.

Shown (L to R): are Braedem Siebenthal, who won second place in the design division, Jim Beam, Zach Buttacavoli, Zach Peterson, who won third place in the speed division and Jenny Hill. – Photos by Robert Harrison

St. Croix Falls honor roll Grade 12 Alexander Anderson, Ryan Andrie, Shelby Ayde, Jennifer Benoy, Brittany Bess, Brittany Brenholt, Priscilla Castorena, Ashley Chapman, Alexandra Confer, Alexandra Critton, Shelby Emerson, Cassandra Gray, Jessica Hall, Thomas Hansen, Pierce Hanson, Jennifer Heilig, Scott Hendrickson, Victoria Houliston, Matthew Jacobs, Chris Johnson, Zachary Johnston, Jasmine Jones, Nicole Julik, Ashley Kes, Tyler Koonce, Michelle Lamb, Amanda Larson, Andrew Lauritsen, Carissa Libbenga, Paige Marek, Tashina Martinson, Kaisha Merrick, Carlos Meyer, Mason Millermon, Tyler Nelson, Derek O’Brien, Adam Offerdahl, Jesel Price, Jessica Rohm, Sam Schmidt, Nicholas Seifert, Meghan Smith, Katherine Standing, Abigail Swenson, Laura Swenson, Samantha Wheeler, Sharanda Whittaker, Katherine Wright, Joshua Yunker and Zachary Zelinski. Grade 11 Jessica Adam, Mitchell Alden, Ben Anderson, Cecilia Binkley, Kayla Bixler, Jenna Brousil, Tryn Bryant, Katherine BurnsPenn, Nicholas Campbell, Marissa Campeau, Nathan Casler, Crysta Chock, Kyle Christensen, Kim Culver, Jordan Fehlen, Cory Gebhard, Samantha Grange, Alicha Greenlee, Racheal Hansen, Andrew Koch, Gus Koecher, Ashley Kolve, Nicholas Krenz, Dustin Krueger, Ryan Larson, Melissa Loomis, Brandin Loude, Paul Manoppo, Kyle Miller, Josiah Mortenson, Daniel Norgard, Gabrielle Nuckles, Sarah Perszyk, Dillon Peterson, Michelle Peterson, Cassondra Petherbridge, Cortney Rasmussen, Joseph Raygor, Zachary Rintoul, Jamie

Rohm, Brittany Rudolph, Emily Scheuermann, Sarah Schuler, Angela Sommer, Christopher Stenberg, Jessica Sveback, Matthew Vold, Rhett Werner, Austin Whittenberger, Kelsey Willow, Molly Wilson, Christian Wolfe, Blake Yunker and Megan Yunker. Grade 10 Molly Austin-White, Jenna Bartusch, Bailey Bergmann, Ashley Bollig, Katelyn Brenholt, Brittany Buss, Marcus Campbell, Alicia Chelberg, Mary Chernyaev, Zachary Christenson, Jessica Derrick, Kodi Drinken, Andrew Fontanille, Mirielle Francis, Lauren Frokjer, Mitchell Geisness, Heather Gilbert, Nathan Gravesen, Tess Hedrick, Ryan Jaremczuk, Nicholas Johnson, Nicole Krych, Jessica Larcom, Ryan Leach, Lori Linke, Lauren Lund, Alexandra Lunde, Carley Martin, Mara Martinson, Alaina Mathias, Alexa Meyer, Katelynn Meyer, Daniel Nelson, Brooke Parks, Samantha Peterson, Timothy Roettger, Nathaniel Seifert, Taylor Sempf, Jared Spreiter, Stephanie Stich, Taylor Stowell, Allison Swenson, Joseph Thayer, Rebecca Wampfler, Kierlyn Ward, Summer Wilson, Emma Wimberley, Margaret Wimberley and Richelle Wood. Grade 9 Taylor Ader, Ethan Anderson, Haley Anderson, Nathan Barry, Jessica Berganini, Sam Blesi, Benjamin Clausen, Chad Cochran, Nicholas DeConcini, Christopher Eisen, Alexander Frey, Elliott Frokjer, Alicia Gravesen, Kalea Gustafson, Tyanna Gustafson, Robert Heilig, Natasha Helbig, Ahna Hoefler, Emily Johnson, Erin Kessler, Lauren

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Yoga begins May 5 FREDERIC – A new six-week course will begin on Tuesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. The fee is only $18.56 / $4 age 62+ for the six-week course with instructor Sandy King. Yoga focuses on developing balance, flexibility and strength for body, mind and spirit through mindful movement, breathing and meditation. Yoga will help you open your spine, release tension, provide gentle strengthening and stretching for all major muscle groups as well as strengthen the immune system. Pranayama practice (breathing exercises) will strengthen the respiratory system. You will calm your mind with relaxation, centering and meditation. Call Frederic Community Education office at 715-3274868 for information and registration. - submitted

Summer Recreation Registration For The Towns Of Siren And Webster Will Take Place In Siren On Wednesday, May 6, From 6 To 8 p.m. In The Siren Cafeteria (Front Entrance Of School)

T-Ball Registration (Boys and Girls ages 5 - 8) We will be meeting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as well as Wednesday night for games. This will start the beginning of June. T-ball will run four weeks. Little League Registration (Boys 9 - 12) Games will start in June, practice will begin end of May. Intercity Little League games will be played as well, to give the younger kids more gamelike experience. Cost of registration for all kids will be $25.00. All participants will get a Summer Recreation T-shirt. 484059 Questions: Call Jon Ruud at 419-0202 (Cell) 36Lp

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Luck third-quarter honor roll and C.I.A. Card earners LUCK – The Cardinal Intelligence Agency was created at Luck High School 17 years ago as a program to recognize and reward academic excellence and student achievement. As a part of this, Luck High School has created a student achievement incentive program. Its concept is to recognize students with shortterm, tangible incentives; just as is done in the world of business with employees. The incentives are earned on a quarterly basis. For example, after the first-quarter grades come out, students who are a part of the program can be enrolled to be members in one of the four following groups: Gold Card: This full-time regular education student has earned an A- (3.666) or above grade point average during the preceding quarter, has one or fewer disciplinary notices, has no failing grades or incompletes, has no unexcused absences or unserved detention time, no extracurricular code violations, and no suspensions. Red Card: This full-time regular education student has earned a B- (2.666) or above grade point average during the preceding quarter, has two or fewer disciplinary notices, has no failing grades or incompletes, has no unexcused absences or unserved detention time, no extracurricular code violations and no suspensions. Cardinal Card: This full-time regular education student has earned a C- (1.666) or above grade point average during the preceding quarter, has three or fewer disciplinary notices, has no failing grades or incompletes, has no unexcused absences or un-served detention time, no extracurricular code violations and no suspensions. C.I.A. Card: Students earning this card are full-time regular education students who have earned less than a C- (1.666) grade point average; however, they have improved their quarterly grade point average by 0.5 or more from their previous quarterly average. In addition,

they can have no extracurricular code violations, no unexcused absences, no suspensions, and no unserved detention time. Levels of membership in the C.I.A. fluctuate from quarter to quarter; however, once a student chooses to enroll in the C.I.A., his or her eligibility to retain membership ceases only upon their graduation from Luck High School. This program offers recognition and serves as an incentive for all of the students at Luck High School. History has shown that the majority of students who are currently earning Cardinal or C.I.A. cards will move up to Red and/or Gold Cards in the future. This program seeks to move all students toward the pursuit of academic excellence. According to the district motto, Luck Schools prepare lifelong learners and responsible citizens. The C.I.A. attempts to promote this goal by recognizing students’ perfect attendance and by requiring that positive behavior be one of the cornerstones of the C.I.A. program. Luck High School is a community – a community where every student can and will learn, where every student can and will graduate, where every student can and will celebrate excellence as he/she climbs the ladder toward academic success. Honor Roll Seniors Adam Anderson, Maraya Anderson, Cody Borresen, Aushleana Branville – G, Shane Buchholz, Brittney Danielson, Christine Franzel – G, Dylan Fultz, Jamison Gross – G, Sierra Hulett, Jared Jensen – R, Grace Jenson, Melissa Jenssen – G, Kasey Johnson, Tim Kowalik – R, Ali Lehmann – G, Derek Letch – R, James Longhenry – G, Hannah Melin – R, Jimmy Mellon – R, Glenn Mishler, Nick Morgan – R, Brennan Olson – G, Ashley Overby – G, Megan Panek – G, Ross Petersen – G, Jenny Roettger – R, Chantalle Rowley – R, Marnie Rozumalski – G, Harry Severson–Dickinson,

Krystal Stage – G, Ashley Valentine – G and Andy Wortman. Juniors Chris Aldrich, Camron Alleman, Derek Buck, Bryson Clemenson, Winston Cluett, Gary Ekholm, Nick Emerson, Dana Ericksen, Samantha Fenning, Dani Gehrke, Carson Giller – R, Arnold Gore – R, Katie Gutzmer, Taylor Horsager – G, Kassi Ingram – R, Diana Kufalk – G, Peter Langeness – R, Mitchell Larson – R, Aleah Lemieux – R, Elie Lewis – G, Jordan Lundmark – R, Mary Maiden Mueller – G, Tiffany Oft, Alecia Ouellette – G, Emily Phillips, Taryn Pilz – R, Bailee Swenson – R, Eryn Taber, Rachel Virkus – G. Sophomores Karie Bartlett – R, Morgan Denny – G, Sarah Elert – G, David Franzel – G, Karissa Giller – G, Logan Hacker – G, Kyle James – G, Brady Klatt – G, Neal Mellon – R, Megan Moore, Alec Mortel, Cole Mortel – R, Kasey Ouellette – R, Ashlyn Petersen – G, Tabitha Pilz – R, Adrian Riedman – R, Lindsey Stapel – R, Roger Steen – R, A. J. Walsh-Brenizer – G, Kristine Wortman. Freshmen Chad Adams – R, Tony Aguado – R, Taylar Anderson – G, Brett Bartylla – G, Alysha Dalbec – R, Julie Franzel – R, Taylor Hacker – R, Michael Jenssen – G, Summer Johnson – R, Laurie Jorgenson – G, Maia Lehmann – G, Morgyn McGinnity – G, Danielle Nelson – R, Krystal Ouellette – R, Morgan Pullin – R, Andrew Sund – R. Honorable mention Seniors Melita Ericksen – R, Jeff Gackle, Dakota Krout, Brett Larson – R, Christian McCabe – R, Jake Meyer, Ariel Thompson – R, Justin Virkus – R. Juniors Chris Aldrich – R, Bryson Clemenson – R, Samantha Fenning – R, Sarah Goneau, Jordan Hall, Sabrina Lane, Lakeysha Schallenberger – R. Sophomores Bryce Amlee – R, Rebecca Hutton, Gena Pearson – R, Jade Schrock, Kelly Stokes, Landen Strilzuk – R. Freshmen Jesse Erickson, Shardae Garcia – R, Brandon Holdt – R, John (J. P.) Richey, Hunter Williams – R.

First-time card-earners are front row (L to R): Danielle Gehrke, Caitlin Ledin, Morgan Pullin, Tyler Anderson and Spencer Nelson. Back row: Brett Bartylla, Connery Johnson, Michael Keenan, Hunter Wilson and Chad Adams. Missing: Alecia Ouellette. – Photo submitted

Additional Red Cards Seniors Dylan Fjorden. Juniors Derek Buck and Danielle Gehrke.

Sophomores Stacie Buck, Alyssa Hutton, Connery Johnson, Nick Leal, Max Musial andStephanie Stevens. Freshmen Michael Keenan, Ben Kufalk, Caitlin Ledin, Spencer Nelson and Michelle Tomlinson. Cardinal Cards Seniors Ryan Moore. Juniors Gary Ekholm, Aaron Norlund and Aaron Sorenson. Sophomores Devonte Morales, Devon Nelson, Brandon Skow and Alex Wilkinson. Freshmen Tyler Anderson, Lindsey Erickson, Jessie Harrison, Nick Otlo, Jesse Rennicke, Jake Schrock and Nick Tronrud. “Perfect” seniors – Each senior has earned a Cardinal Intelligence Agency Card during each of the 15 quarters possible in high school. Aushleana Branville, Melissa Jenssen, Alyssa Lehmann, Derek Letch, James Longhenry, Hannah Melin, James Mellon, Nick Morgan, Brennan Olson, Jennifer Roettger, Maren Rozumalski and Justin Virkus. Perfect attendance – third quarter Seniors Brittany Douglas, Melita Ericksen, Dylan Fjorden, Jeff Holmes, Jared Jensen, Melissa Jenssen, Tim Kowalik, Ali Lehmann, Derek Letch, Christian McCabe, Jake Meyer, Ryan Moore, Megan Panek, Marnie Rozumalski, Krystal Stage, Ashley Valentine and Justin Virkus. Juniors Derek Buck, Samantha Fenning, Dani Gehrke, Taylor Horsager, Elie Lewis, Jordan Lundmark, Jason Nelson, Alecia Ouellette, Aaron Sorenson and Bailee Swenson. Sophomores Karie Bartlett, Stacie Buck, Devin Douglas, Logan Hacker, Alyssa Hutton, Nick Leal, Neal Mellon, Devon Nelson, Landen Strilzuk and Alex Wilkinson. Freshmen Tyler Anderson, Alysha Dalbec, Jessie Harrison, Summer Johnson, Danielle Nelson, Spencer Nelson, Matt Pennington, Morgan Pullin, Blake Rust, Andrew Sund and Michelle Tomlinson.



FREDERIC GRANTSBURG Each building will have their own breakfast menu.



MAY 4 - MAY 8






BREAKFAST Hot pocket, cereal, juice, milk. LUNCH Pizza dippers, dipping sauce, green beans OR buffalo chicken salad.

BREAKFAST Pot•Tart, cereal, juice, milk. LUNCH Grilled cheese, tomato soup, raw veggies, dip OR chicken taco salad.

BREAKFAST Long john, cereal, juice, milk. LUNCH Roast beef on a bun, potato salad, fresh fruit OR ham salad.

BREAKFAST Combo bar, cereal, juice, milk. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, baked beans, chips OR turkey salad.

BREAKFAST Pancakes, cereal, juice, milk. LUNCH Tacos, assorted toppings, corn OR Oriental salad.

LUNCH Hot ham & cheese on the bun, oven potatoes, sliced carrots, applesauce, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, fresh strawberries, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Corn dogs, oven potatoes, veg./ baked beans, mandarin oranges, apples, oranges, bread basket.

HS: Baked potato bar (diced, ham, cheese, sour cream. MS-Elem.-Nelson: Scalloped potatoes & ham, peas, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, apples, oranges, bread basket.


LUNCH Nachos, baked rice, corn, sliced peaches, apples, oranges, bread basket.

BREAKFAST Cereal/egg muffin. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, rice blend, green beans, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hot dog, 712.

BREAKFAST Cereal/pancakes. LUNCH Lasagna, bread stick, winter mix, fruit sauce. Alt.: Chicken patty, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/donut. LUNCH Build your own sub, potato chips, corn, fresh fruit. Alt.: Chicken nuggets, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/muffin. LUNCH Nachos supreme, tortilla chips, peas, fruit sauce. Alt.: Dunkers, 712.

BREAKFAST Cereal/cinnamon roll. LUNCH Hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit. Alt.: Hamburger, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, toast served with juice and milk. LUNCH Tacos, Mexican rice, shredded lettuce, refried beans, pineapple.

BREAKFAST Mini pancakes, juice and milk. LUNCH Shaved hot ham and cheese, oven potatoes, beans, veggies, pears.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, toast served with juice and milk. LUNCH BBQ chicken on a bun, Tostitos, shredded lettuce, corn, applesauce, oranges.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon tastry, juice and milk. LUNCH Italian dunkers, lettuce salad, peas, strawberries.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, toast served with juice and milk. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, pretzel, broccoli, veggies, peaches.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Chicken patty, bun, potato wedges, peas, spicy apples.

BREAKFAST Oatmeal muffin squares. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, tater tots, baked beans, pineapple/orange.

BREAKFAST Cheese omelet & toast. LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic toast, broccoli with cheese, pears.

BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. Waffles & sausage. LUNCH Cheese dogs Pepperoni pizza,w/toppings, lettuce salad,baked corn, chips, cinnamon applesauce baked applesauce. beans. Alt.: Veggie beef barley, turkey sandwich.



LUNCH Chicken nuggets and rice. LUNCH Spaghetti, salad, peaches, banana.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Mexican fiesta. LUNCH Baked potato bar with toppings OR BBQ pork, bun, tater tots, carrots, pears, pineapple.





LUNCH Cheddarwurst, chips and baked beans.

LUNCH Lasagna or ravioli, garlic toast and green beans.

LUNCH Cook’s choice OR ground beef and Spanish rice, corn, mandarin oranges, fruit mix.

LUNCH Chicken nuggets, au gratin potatoes, green beans, applesauce, fruit cocktail.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon rolls. LUNCH Hamburger and fries. LUNCH Pizza, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, Shape-Up.


CHURCH NEWS News from the Pews at Pilgrim Lutheran

Be a B.A.B.E!

FREDERIC - On Sunday, April 19, about 22 people headed to North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills for their 3 p.m. performance of “The Thorn.” The production was about the amazing Easter story narrated by the disciple, John. There were flying angels, live animals, elaborate multitiered sets portraying to biblical times in Jerusalem and a cast of over 450 participants. On Saturday morning, April 25, the church hosted a training session on “Cherish Our Children.” The presenters were Pastor Amy Odgren from the Northwest Synod Office in Rice Lake and Kathy Chesley and Kelly Jensen who work for Lutheran Social Services out of Eau Claire. The “Cherish Our Children” program is a congregation-based ministry of prayer, education, relationship building, and action to implement the ELCA Message on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children. The program offers various components for a congregation to use. Those could include using prayer for every child in the congregation, understanding the ways our youth can be vulnerable, educating the youth and parents on Internet safety, learning what is happening in our community to bring light to the exploitation that is happening, and supporting the various social service agencies that work with adults and youth in our area. Last Sunday in Sunday school the students learned the history behind the tradition of giving out May baskets. The students had a fun time making the baskets and they will deliver them to all the residents of Comforts of Home next Sunday morning. It is a good thing to put joy in other people’s lives! Last Sunday afternoon there was a big birthday celebration in the fellowship Hall for Mildred Lindberg

FREDERIC – Every woman can be a B.A.B.E. (Be A Blessing Every Day). Discover how to become aware of being a blessing to others and be blessed in return. Frederic Evangelical Free Church invites you to choose from two opportunities to learn from musician/author/speaker Marette Jorgenson how to be a B.A.B.E. – spreading smiles and joy wherever you go: Thursday evening, April 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. or Friday morning, May 1, from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. Bring a friend, share Christian fellowship and enjoy refreshments for body and soul. Child care will be provided. – Submitted

Bishop visits OMC chapel

The Cherish Our Children program is a congregation-based ministry of prayer, education, relationship building, and action to implement the ELCA Message on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children. – Photo submitted who turned 101 and is the oldest member of the congregation. Pilgrim Lutheran invites everyone to attend Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. and Sunday school at 9 a.m. and all children from pre-K through sixth grade are welcome to come. On the second Sunday of the month worship is a more contemporary service which has been well received by the congregation. Check out their Web site or call the church office at 715-327-8012 for more information.

The "Old Town Gospel Choir" from Sweden to perform at Covenant Church in Siren, May 13

Osceola Medical Center’s Chaplain the Rev. Bob McMeekin (L) and St. Joseph Parish’s the Rev. Tom Thompson, second from right, played host to a visit by Bishop Peter Forsyth Christensen, center, of the Diocese of Superior. Christensen led a ceremony blessing the chapel’s liturgical items used for Catholic Mass. The items, used in a midday Thursday Mass celebrated by Thompson, were donated to the chapel by Mary Rivard, second from left, and her family in memory of Joe Rivard. Christensen is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and currently serves as Bishop of Superior. Also included was Jeff Meyer, right, OMC’s CEO. The chapel has become “a welcoming place for any and all who desire to use it,” according to McMeekin. For more information about the chapel and OMC’s Spiritual Care Services, contact McMeekin at 715-294-2111. – Photo submitted

SIREN – Gospel-music lovers will soon have the opportunity to attend a concert by a talented group of young singers from Sweden called the Old Town Gospel Choir. The choir, led by daughter-father team Emma and Lennart Johansson, is from the city of Lulea, located in the very northern part of the province of Norrbotten, near Finland and the Arctic Circle. The chorus will be performing at the Covenant Church in Siren (2 blocks south of the traffic light), on Wednesday May 13, at 7 p.m. Emma Johansson is a freelance singer, performing in Sweden and other countries, including the United States. She served as a singer and soloist in the choir and has been its primary conductor since 2001. She still

serves as soloist, singing both sacred/gospel music and soul-related music and has composed many numbers. Lennart Johansson lives in Gammelstad (Old Town) in Lulea and works as minister of music and choir director of the Swedish Lutheran Church there. He is well known in Sweden and elsewhere as a singer, composer and for being the conductor of eight choirs with a combined number of 330 singers. Two of the most noted of these are the Lulea-Gammelstad Male Chorus, the largest male chorus in Sweden, and the Old Town Gospel Choir, which has performed in this area in the past. No charge, but a freewill offering will be taken. - submitted

Chapel artwork donated OSCEOLA – Just how do you design artwork for a chapel that is dedicated to the free exercise of religion for all people while reflecting the beauty of the St. Croix Valley? That was the question members of the Osceola Medical Center Chapel Art Committee posed to liturgical artist Grant Gilderhus of Eden Prairie, Minn. His solution, according to OMC Chaplain Fr. Bob McMeekin, was a wonderful design that touched on all of the elements for which the committee was searching. “This was the daunting mission given to Grant, who, together with the chapel art committee, refined many design ideas into one simple, inspiring work of art,” McMeekin said. “What resulted from this process was a design that ties together several universal themes common to all faiths and one that encompasses the elemental symbols of air, fire, earth and water.” Gilderhus created three pieces of art for the new OMC chapel. In the center of the main design, which adorns the front of the chapel, is a descending dove that represents inspiration and peace, McMeekin said. With the dove are descending golden rays of light symbolic of illumination, enlightenment and wisdom.

The lines from above intersect with a copper circle, representing the world, universality and wholeness, he adds. Below this are three streams of water. Water is another common religious symbol for cleansing, healing and redemption. The waves also reflect the focal point of our region, the beautiful St. Croix River and their own Cascade Falls, he said. The golden rays of light and streams of water are continued on the two other pieces, which are on the side walls. Each of these two include a portion of the verses found in Psalm 139, verses 23 and 24. Psalm 139 was a favorite of Dr. John Simenstad, whose family helped make this chapel possible. “The verse itself, has a universal appeal that speaks to many of the situations which our patients and staff experience and ones that may draw them to use this space,” McMeekin said. Simenstad, whose father founded the hospital in 1932, came to the facility as surgeon and family physician in 1964 and led its growth into today’s medical center. The artwork helps make the chapel a true universal place of prayer and meditation for all people, McMeekin said. The chapel is now able to provide access to as many spiritual resources as possible.

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Artwork that ties together several universal themes along with the beauty of the St. Croix River has been installed in the new chapel at Osceola Medical Center. The artwork helps make the chapel “a welcoming place for any and all who desire to use it,” said OMC’s Chaplain Fr. Bob McMeekin, second from left. Sue Gerlach, OMC Foundation, (L), Doris Simenstad and Pastor Alan Hagstrom served on the chapel art committee. – Photo submitted “Regardless if a patient or staff person is a member of a formal religious group or faith tradition, considers themselves spiritual but not religious or simply needs a place to think and reflect, the OMC chapel strives to be a welcoming place for any and all who desire to use it.” Work on the chapel continues as McMeekin and other members of the OMC’s Spiritual Care Advisory Committee prepare for a formal open house and dedication in May. - submitted


CHURCH NEWS What an exchange!

The gray, winter fur that deer shed becomes spring nesting material for birds. Faded, fragile leaves of autumn fall and then decompose, adding nutrients to the soil so other plants can grow. Dead trees become havens for bugs and birds. When the trees fall they become refuges for many critters. God has planned it so nothing in nature is wasted. Years ago, people wasted nothing also. When I was young, my mother transformed cast-off clothing and hand-medowns into pretty, new outfits. We Perspectives reused glass containers. We fixed our broken bicycles, cars and radios. We mulched our gardens with grass cuttings. We conserved our water. We mended our socks. There was no such thing as waste in our family. In fact, many families considered waste to be extravagant—even sinful. Today we live in a throwaway society, but because of economic hardships, many people are learning how to recycle and conserve. God’s ability to make something new out of the old is amazing. He’s in the makeover business, not only in nature but in humankind. As He causes nature to revitalize itself, He teaches us through His Word how to make sure that process continues, and He shows us how to revitalize our bodies and minds. It’s our souls He’s most concerned about, however, and there is no greater miracle than the transformation of a person’s soul. Such a miracle happens because God sent His only Son, Jesus, to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Only through the shedding of His blood could we be reborn … renewed … transformed. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) Becoming new doesn’t require us to mend the rips and tears of our souls or recycle our nasty, destructive habits that steal our peace and joy. What it does require is to allow those bad habits to die, like a decayed, fallen tree, so God can transform us into a new, spiritual house—a habitat that will draw others to His protection and sustenance and love just like the critters are drawn to His natural homes of refuge. Lord, thank you for Jesus’ promise given in Matthew 11:28-30. “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Amen. (Mrs. Bair may be reached at

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Churches to offer baccalaureate POLK COUNTY - Once again this year, several churches in the St. Croix Falls, Dresser, Osceola and East Farmington areas are working together to provide a baccalaureate service for the graduating seniors from the local school districts. This service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser on Wednesday evening, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. The service will be an ecumenical one with several local churches sponsoring it, representing several Christian denominations. Combined choirs from Osceola and St. Croix Falls high schools will provide special music. Seniors who wish to participate are invited to meet in the fellowship hall at Peace Lutheran at 7 p.m. on the evening of May 13 to form the processional. Seniors are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns for this event. Following the service an opportunity for a social hour will be provided by the local churches with coffee, punch and bars being served. The worship leader for this years’ baccalaureate will be the Rev. Mark Richardson from Bethesda Lutheran of rural Dresser. The speaker will be the Rev. Mike Weaver from Interstate United Methodist of St. Croix Falls. The public is both invited and encouraged to attend the baccalaureate service in honor of the graduating seniors. – submitted

Part 2

Faith, love and hope

In the last verse of that great 13th chapter of I Corinthians, the apostle Paul gives us a very pointed message about three very important subjects in Christianity: “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” How many lessons have we had about faith, about hope, about love? We have defined them and analyzed them. We have emphasized how important they are. Indeed, they are fundamental to Christian doctrine and Christian conduct, but, if we want to see best how faith and hope and love all work together to motivate and sustain our Christian life, then I Thessalonians 1:3 is a verse that provides great insights. Paul writes to the young church at Thessalonica that he is “constantly bearing in mind” their “work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope” (I Thess. 1:3). Note the way Paul pairs each of the three virtues, faith and love and hope, with a practical necessity of daily Christians living: work and labor and steadfastness. Last week we looked at the important connections between “faith and work” and “love and labor”, this week let us look at the connection between “hope and steadfastness”. Hope and Steadfastness: The third connection Paul makes in verse three is between hope and steadfastness. The “Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon” tells us that in the New Testament the word “steadfastness” is used to describe “the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings.” The result in our lives in this verse is described as endurance to the end, even through the most difficult times. Now, what is it that produces that endurance in our lives? Paul said to the Thessalonians that it is hope. The word “hope” is surely one of the most misused words in our language today. When we say “hope” we usually mean “wish.” We say we hope it rains—when there is not a cloud in the sky! “Hope,” at least as the Bible uses the word “hope,” is something entirely different. It means a “joyful and confident expectation.” What we hope for is what we expect to happen. When we speak of a “hope of heaven,” but only think of heaven as a “long

shot,” it is no wonder we lose our endurance. If you are discouraged and want to quit—especially when things are difficult, you need to work on your hope. If you do not have the right kind of hope, you will not endure. Faith gets us headed in the right direction. Love gets us moving, but, only hope keeps us moving when the going gets tough. So, what the apostle Paul wrote to that relatively new and much-tested church at Thessalonica was a commendation: I Preacher’s give thanks to God for your work defined by your faith and your hard labor motivated by your love and your steadfast endurance inspired by your hope. Would that commendation be true of us? How is your faith in God—does it define what you do each week, or is your week defined by worldly idols? How is your love—does it get you moving in serving your Lord and others, or is it so weak that you are stuck in neutral? How about your hope—is it a confident expectation that drives you faithfully through the hard times, or is it a whimsical wish that lets you falter at every speed bump? You may need to revitalize your faith, rekindle your love and refortify your hope. This is done through a study of God’s Word and fellowship with His devoted followers. If you would like to join in Bible study and fellowship with a group of Christians who truly want the best for you now and in eternity, then please come to one of our Bible-study periods or Sunday-worship assemblies. (Written by Stan Crowley) If readers have questions they would like answered in this weekly column or simply wish to know more about the Church of Christ, they are invited to call 715-866-7157, visit the Web site at or stop by the church building at 7425 West Birch Street in Webster. Sunday Bible class begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We also meet Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon.

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Welcomed into the Bone Lake Lutheran Church family On Easter Sunday Phoebe Schaffer was welcomed into the family of God at Bone Lake Lutheran Church, Luck. Phoebe is shown with her parents, Scott and Angie Schaffer and sponsors Steven and Anne Schaffer. Grandparents are Barry and Sherri Schaffer of Luck. – Photo submitted

Baptism at Bethany Lutheran, Siren


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On Sunday, April 26, Natalie Louise Bybee was welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism at Bethany Lutheran Church in Siren. Natalie is the daughter of Ryan and Jennifer Bybee. Her sponsors are Eric and Kristine Bybee, Charles Strabel and Erica Dimka. Friends and family surrounded Natalie on this joyous day. Also, the people of Bethany would like to extend gratitude to the children and adults of the Bethany after-school program for recognizing Earth Day by cleaning up the winter trash from the church grounds. - submitted


OBITUARIES Michael Bruce Shute

Imogene Heimer (Ball)

Wendell (Wendy) Edward Huro

Michael Bruce Shute, 48, of Grantsburg, died tragically on Wednesday, April 22, when his plane crashed near his home. Michael was born on July 9, 1960, in Chisago Lake Township, Minn., to Norman and Phyllis Shute. Mike’s passions included building his home in Grantsburg, along with his own airstrip. He also loved building and flying his own airplanes. He earned his pilot’s license in March of 2002. Mike enjoyed traveling with Vicki with whom he had many adventures traveling throughout Europe, as well as coast-to-coast in the United States. Mike was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two brothers, Bob of Arizona and Jeff of Sandstone, Minn.; one sister, Julie Franklin of Sandstone, Minn.; son, Christopher Shute of Hinckley, Minn., along with Alicia Jones and one granddaughter, Emiliana Shute; financé, Vicki Panek, Luck, and many friends. A memorial service will be held in celebration of Mike’s life on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at West Denmark Lutheran church in Luck. There will be a visitation before the service at 5:30 p.m.

Imogene Heimer (Ball), New Auburn, died April 25, 2009, surrounded by her loved ones. She was 74 years old. She was born to (Bill) William and Mildred Hutton on Oct. 15, 1933, in Apple River Township in Balsam Lake. She was married to Tom Heimer at the United Methodist Church in Lewis on June 17, 1999, then moved to New Auburn, where she worked with Tom on a turkey farm. She is survived by her four children, Janice (Charlie) Dennis of Winona, Minn., Kathy (Bob) Hansen of Bloomington, Minn., Bonnie (Gus) Armstrong of Stacy, Minn., and James Ball of Elk Mound, Minn.; four sisters, Laverda (Mel) Payson of Holcombe, Arlene Grout of Luck, Eunice Banta of Anoka, Minn., Nancy (Larry) Cox of Milltown; three brothers, Erling, Charles (Linda) and James (Jacquie) Hutton, all of Luck; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; three brothers and one son. She loved to travel with Tom and enjoyed the many camping and fishing trips they had together. She loved to play the accordion, dancing, crocheting and baking. A memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Wendell (Wendy) Edward Huro, 73, St. Croix Falls, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Janis, in Milltown, surrounded by his family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Wendell was born April 7, 1936, at Ramsey County Hospital. He was the son of Ernest and Lola Huro. He lived on English Street in St. Paul, Minn. Growing up he attended Gladstone and North St. Paul Schools. At the young age of 11, he had polio and spent more than 1-1/2 years in Gillette Children’s Hospital recovering. Wendell was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Paul, Minn., as an orderly. During this time, he met his future wife on a blind date. They were married June 11, 1960, in St. Paul, Minn. To this union, three children were born, two daughters, Glenda and Janis, and a son, Alan. Later, he got a job at Augies Catering, delivering coffee and sandwiches to several businesses in the Cities. During this time he lived in Scandia, Minn. Soon after, he purchased a dairy farm in Cushing. In the mid1970s he started driving school bus for the St. Croix School District. After almost 30 years of driving school bus, making many little friends, Wendy reluctantly retired. Later he drove the tubing bus for Float Rite Park in Somerset, thus making many more friends. Wendy loved fishing. He made many trips to Canada with family, friends and school kids. He spent hours teaching others to fish and how to catch the big one. His sense of humor left people wondering. He enjoyed playing the odds in Turtle Lake. Wendell was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 45 years, Virginia; infant twin sibling; sisters, Marion and Lois; and brother, Robert. He is survived by daughters, Glenda Holland of Centuria and Janis (Mike) Larson of Milltown; son, Alan (Amy) Huro of Grantsburg; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Norman and Duane; two sisters, Vivian and Dorothy; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 25, at the Wolf Creek Methodist Church. Burial was at the Wolf Creek Cemetery in Sterling Township. Pastor Weaver and Pastor Peacock officiated the service. The Edling Funeral Home was entrusted with the

Charlotte R. Probst Charlotte R. Probst, 60, a resident of Siren, died April 18, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Charlotte was born on Aug. 8, 1948, in Pensacola, Fla., to Willie and Mamie James. Charlotte grew up and graduate in Pensacola, Fla. She came to Wisconsin and worked as a clerk for Dick’s Red Owl/Super Value as well as Wayne’s Foods Plus for several years. She was a past member of the Grantsburg Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, spending time with her grandchildren and reading the Bible. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Anne. She is survived by her daughter, Angella (Mick) Roby of Brainerd, Minn.; brother, Danny James of Siren; and grandchildren, Alexus and Maxwell. Funeral services were held Friday, April 24, at the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren Chapel, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Interment was held on Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens in Pensacola, Fla. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

John R. Clayton John R. Clayton, 31, St. Paul, Minn., died tragically on April 15, 2009. He was preceded in death by his son, Mikey; and father, Bob. He is survived by his forever-loving wife, Lindsey; and cherished children, Bobby, Emily and Abby; beloved son of Pamela, (Bob) Clayton; brothers, Charlie and Luke; mother- and father-in-law, Denis and Jill McKee of Chicago; grandparents, John and Bonnie Clayton of St. Croix Falls; grandmother-in-law, Jean Furman; many other loving family and friends. Mass of Christian burial at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic, Church, St. Paul, Minn. Interment will be at Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylors Falls, Minn., on April 20. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the children’s education. The O Halloran and Murphy of St. Paul, Minn., were entrusted with arrangements.

John Karlton Dahl John Karlton Dahl, Taylors Falls, Minn., died in his home in Surprise, Ariz., on Nov. 22, 2008, after a long illness with emphysema. He was 72 years old. John was born at home in Menomonie on Nov. 17, 1936. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served three years in communication. He was in several foreign countries included Saudi Arabia, Greece, Spain and also Hawaii. He was united in marriage to Carol Jean Proffit and two children were born to this union, Gerald and Tom. Carol died in 1987. John worked for the Department of Interior, National Park Service, serving 13 years as maintenance supervisor in Yellowstone National Park, and 12 years for the St. Croix Riverway in St. Croix Falls. He was married to Patricia Johnson on Dec. 14, 1991, at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser. They resided in Taylors Falls, Minn., in the summer and Surprise, Ariz., in the winter. John was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved to watch football. He was a proud Green Bay Packer fan. He also built several homes in his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Amanda Dahl; his brother, Morris; and his first wife, Carol. He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Gerry (Lancy) and Tom (Liz); grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy, Katie and John; his sister, Marlys; many nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser on May 9, at 11 a.m., with an hour before for visitation. Interment will be at the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery in Menomonie on Monday, May 11. The St. Croix Valley Funeral Home and Polk County Cremation Society of St. Croix Falls was entrusted with arrangements.

Jerry W. Kesler Jerry W. Kesler, 60, a resident of Siren, died April 15, 2009, at his home. Jerry was born on March 27, 1949, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Wayne and Martha Kesler. Jerry loved to go hunting, country music and spending time with his family. He was currently employed at DSI and held a part-time job with the village of Grantsburg. He had also worked at Northern Manufacturing in Grantsburg. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Jerry is survived by his brother, Harold (Maureen) Kesler; sisters, Janice Gramer, Barbara Kesler and Carol Dlacruz; nieces and nephews, Byron, Sonia, Billy, Sarah along with great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 23, at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren Chapel, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Music was provided by Jamie Mier. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren Chapel, was entrusted with arrangements.

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We thought of you today, But that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, And will tomorrow, too. We think of you in silence, And make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you, Only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. It’s the heartache of losing you, That will never go away.

Love and miss you deeply, Mom, Dad, Lucas


Church Directory ADVENTIST


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



ALLIANCE CHURCH OF THE VALLEY Senior Pastor Bob Morton 1259 Hwy. 35 S., St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m.

LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Dorothy Sandahl Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.


510 Foster Ave. E.; Mark E. Hall, Pastor Office 715-472-2605; Home 715-472-8424 Worship Service 10:30 a.m.



113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 Pastor Danny G. Wheeler 9 a.m. Prayer & Praise Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:40 a.m. Worship Service




Meeting in homes. Elders: Cliff Bjork, Jon Zens, 483-1357 and 755-3048 Sun. Fellowship - 10 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.


309 5th Street, 715-640-1450 Pastors Randy and Pam Stone Saturday 6 p.m.




1115 Mains Crossing, 1/2 Mile South Hwy. 8 On 110th St.; Pastor Matt Faarem Sun. Worship 9 a.m.; Sun. School 10:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 8:30 a.m. Wed. LOGOS 3:20 p.m.


Gene E. Jahnke, Pastor, 715-635-7672, Hm. 715-354-7787, Hwy. 70 at 53, Spooner Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School & Bible Classes For All - 10:45 a.m.


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


Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor John Clasen; Pastoral Serv. 349-5280 Sunday Worship - 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.


Pastor Mark Richardson, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemp. Serv. 8:15 a.m.; Gospel Wor., Adult Ed. & Sun. Schl. 9:30; Trad. Serv. 10:45 a.m.


Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; 472-8153, Office/Kit. - 472-2535 Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Study 9:15 a.m.; Fellowship 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630 Communion 1st Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

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


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


5561 Chestnut St., Taylors Falls, MN 651-465-5265 Traditional Wor. 8:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. & Youth 9:45 a.m.; Adult Learning 10 a.m.; Contemp. Wor. 11 a.m.


Pastor Dorothy Sandahl 648-5323 or 648-5324 Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:15 a.m.


Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on “G” Sun. Wor. - 9:15 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


Pastor John Siedschlag, Phone 866-5406; Church Phone 866-7191 Sun. Schl. - 9 a.m; Sun. Wors. - 10 a.m.; Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 E-mail: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Bob Sinclair Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 11 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:40 a.m.; Confirmation Wed. 6 p.m.; HS Youth Wed. 6 p.m.

PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Catherine Burnette 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Wor. - 10 a.m.; Sun. School - 9 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays


(Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 8:30 a.m.

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


CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791Roger Pittman, Pastor Sunday Schl. 9 a.m.; Worship Serv. 10 a.m. Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays




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

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST - GRANTSBURG Pastor Carolyn Saunders, 715-463-2624 Worship - 9 a.m.; Sun. School - 10:30 a.m.


Cindy Glocke, Pastor, 715-866-8646 Sun. Worship - 9 a.m.


Cindy Glocke, Pastor, 715-866-8646 Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Pastor: Rev. Dennis M. Mullen, 715-327-8119 Sat.: 4:30 p.m. St. Dominic; Sun.: 8:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception; 10:30 a.m. St. Dominic Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sun. 8:30 a.m.; Wed. 9 a.m. Sacrament of Penance Sun. 8 a.m.


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


Pastor Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10:45 a.m., Wed. 5:45 p.m. (SeptMay), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer) Sat. 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 1



404 Wis. Ave., Amery, 715-268-7717 Father John Drummy, Pastor Sat. Mass 4 p.m., Sun. Mass 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Sat., 3:30 p.m. or by appt.


ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 1606 165th Ave., Centuria Paul Foulke, Pastor, 715-485-3363 Sun. Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m.


Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-294-2243 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola Masses: Sun. 10:30 a.m., Tues. 5 p.m. Thurs. at 10 a.m. at Osc. Nursing Home



Pastor Marty Nolet Wor. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - during worship hour Tom Cook, Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m. Pastor Bruce Stunkard Sun. Wor. 11 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. Potluck dinner 1st Sunday



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


Pastor John Siedschlag Home 715-866-5405; Church 715-866-7191 Sunday Worship Service - 8 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


Tom Cook, Pastor Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)


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

WOLF CREEK UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship - 8:15 a.m. COVENANT


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



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

300 Seminole Ave. (CTH M) Mark Kock, Pastor, 715-294-2828 Sunday Worship at 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (ages 4 thru 12th grade), Fellowship, Adult Bible Class at 9:15 a.m.


Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Worship - 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship after service.


1/2 mi. W. of Hwy. 35 on U, 715-866-8281, Pastor Ray Reinholtzen, Douglas Olson and Roger Kampstra Services begin at 9:30 a.m. Communion 1st & 3rd Sun.


Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630 5 mi. E. of Frederic on W, 2 mi. south on I; Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st Sunday

Pastor Scott Sagel, 715-689-2541 Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Wor. 10:30 p.m.; Elevator provided, welcome



Pastor Gary Tonn Praise Time 8 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:20 a.m. CATHOLIC


ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Friday 9 a.m.; Sacrament of Penance Sat. 3:30 p.m.


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


Danbury - 7586 St. Rd. 77, 866-7321 Pastor - Father Michael J. Tupa Mass - Wed. 5 p.m. (Summer), Fri. 9 a.m. (Sept.-May). Reconciliation as per bulletin & by appt.


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

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




Pastor David Almlie, 715-327-8384, 715-327-8090 Fellowship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays

Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8:15 a.m., Thurs. 11:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt.

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


Pastor Andy McDaniel, 715-327-8402 Sun. Schl. - 9:15 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 10:15 a.m.; Wed. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study; Nursery provided.;



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



Dairyland - Rev. Jack Martiny 715-244-3649 Sunday School - 10 a.m.; Worship - 11 a.m.







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

140 Madison St. South, St. Croix Falls Pastor Mark K. Schoen Sun. Service - 9 a.m.; Sun.School - 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Arveda “Freddie” Kirk, 327-4436 Early Wor. 8:30 a.m.; Sun. Wor. 10 a.m. Souper service Wed. 5:15 p.m.

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

Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m.




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


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

Pastor Kevin Millen Associate Pastor Jim Carmon Sunday School - (all ages) - 9:30 a.m. Church Serv. - 10:45 a.m.


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

1614 CTH, North Luck; Mark E. Hall, Pastor Office Phone 472-2605 Dial-A-Devotion 472-2345 Sun. Worship - 9 a.m.






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



Phone 327-4340, 327-8384, 327-8090 Pastor David Almlie Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays



350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Wor. - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10 a.m.


Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sun. Wor. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:15 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month


PRESBYTERIAN 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Alan J. Hagstrom, 715-294-3195 Adult Class - 9 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday

ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 646-2357 Mel Rau, Pastor Sunday Worship & Holy Communion - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:40 a.m. Rt. 1, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 857-5580, Parsonage - 822-3001, TR Office - 822-3001 Wors. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st Sun. of each month


Pastor Larry Mederich, 715-294-4332 Mtg. @ Osceola Elementary School Sun. Service - 9:45 a.m.





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


Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W Sun. Schl. - 9 a.m.; Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services BAPTIST


EAST BALSAM BAPTIST - BALSAM LK. Pastor David Sollitt 715-857-5411 or 715-268-2651 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl.-10:15 a.m.


2393 210th Ave., St. Croix Falls Interim Pastor, 715-483-9464 Sun. Schl. - 10 a.m.; Wor. Serv. - 11 a.m.


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


131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor Sun.: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.; 10 - 11:15 a.m. Sun. Schl. for Pre-K to 5th 10 a.m.; Sun. Schl. for middle schl. 8:30 a.m. at teen center; Sun. Schl. for high schl. 10 a.m. at teen center. Nursery avail. only during second serv.


Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Sun. Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Wor. 11 a.m., 7 p.m.


“The Cure for the Common Church” 722 Seminole Ave., Osceola Pastor Dr. Kent Haralson; 715-294-4222 or 715-755-3454; Sun.: Praise & Worship Serv. 9 am., Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Children’s Sun. Schl. 10:45 a.m.


231 Bluff Drive, 715-247-2435 Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Call Pastor Darryl Olson at 715-755-3133 for information and directions



1751 100th Ave., Dresser Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Morn. Wor. 10:30 a.m. Evening Services Sun. 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m.



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

HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago Lakes, MN Fr. Robert McMeekin, pastor 715-220-5111/ Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.



CALVARY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 510 S. Vincent, St. Croix Falls Pastor Lori Ward, 715-483-3696 Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m. & Wed. 6:30 p.m.


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



CENTERPOINT CHURCH “Come as you are”

Pastor Dick Enerson, 715-294-1833, Meeting at SCF High Schl. Main entrance 740 Maple Drive, St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship 10 - 11:15 a.m.

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Pastor Timothy Barnes Sat. 7 p.m. prayer; Sun. Worship 10 a.m.; Children’s Church to 6th Grade


Meets at Dresser Elem. School, Dresser Pastor Michael Brand, 715-417-2468 Sun. Schl. 8:45 a.m.; Adult Class 9 a.m.; Worship Serv. 9:45 a.m.; Nursery available


Located across from elemen. school on West St., Pastor, Dr. Kevin Schumann; 651-465-7171 Sun. Morn. - Sun. Schl. for all ages - 9 a.m. Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided.

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


1289 160th St. (Hwy. 65), St. Croix Falls 715-483-5378 Pastors Dan and Claudia Denissen Asst. Pastor Ken Janes Sun. School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.

Church Phone 715-866-4111; Rev. Merrill Olson - Pastor Sun. Schl. - 9:30 a.m.; Wor. - 10:45 a.m (Nursery Provided)




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CHURCH NEWS Single mom feeling anxious about kids summer vacation Q: I am a single mom who is struggling to survive. Of all the things that frustrate me, I am bothered most by having to send my kids to visit their dad for three weeks in the summer. That will happen next month, and I’m already uptight about putting them on the plane. Can you help me accept what I’m about to go through? DR. DOBSON: Maybe it will help to know that many other single parents have similar feelings. One of these mothers expressed her frustration this way: “I stand in the terminal and I watch the kids airplane disappear into the clouds. I feel an incredible sense of loss. The loneliness immediately starts to set in. I worry constantly about their safety, but I resist the urge to call every hour to see how they’re doing. And when they do call me to tell me how much fun they’re having, I grieve over the fact that they’re living a life completely separate from my own. My only consolation is knowing that they’re returning soon. But I’m haunted by the fear that they won’t want to come home with me.” If the anxieties of that mother represent your own feelings, let me offer some suggestions for how you might make the most of your days alone. Instead of seeing the next three weeks as a period of isolation, view them as an opportunity to recharge your batteries and reinvigorate the spirit. Single parenting is an exhausting responsibility that can cause burnout if it knows no relief. Take this time to enjoy some relaxed evenings with

your friends. Read an inspirational book, or return to a hobby that you’ve set aside. Fill your day with things that are impossible amidst the pressures of childcare, recognizing that your children will benefit from your rehabilitation. They’ll return to a re-energized parent, instead of one coming off three weeks of depression. ••• Q: Our 24-year-old daughter came home from college and moved back into her old bedroom. Now, three years later, she’s still there. She doesn’t work, she has no ambition or direction, and she seems perfectly content to freeload on her dad and me. I know she ought to get on with her life, but what can I do? I can’t just force her out, can I? DR. DOBSON: Your daughter is not alone. Millions of young adults are living at home and loving it. They have no intention of growing up – and why should they? The nest is just too comfortable there. Food is prepared. Clothes are laundered, and the bills are paid. There’s no incentive to face the cold world of reality, and they are determined not to budge. Some, like your daughter, even refuse to work. I know it’s difficult to dislodge a homebound son or daughter. They’re like furry little puppies who hang around the back door waiting for a saucer of warm milk. But to let them stay year after year, especially if they’re not pursuing career goals, is to cultivate irresponsibility and depend-

ency. That’s not love, even though it may feel like it. There comes the time when you must gently but forthrightly hand the reins over to your adult daughter and force her to stand on her own. I think it’s time to help her pack. Giving a shove to a 24-year-old woman may seem cruel at the time, but I encourage you to consider emancipating her. The parental gravy train probably should go around the bend. If that never happens, lasting characteristics of dependency and immaturity may ensue. I suggest you sit down and talk to your daughter, explaining why the time has come for her to make a life of her own. Set a deadline, perhaps two or three weeks ahead and begin preparing for it. Then give her a big hug, a promise of prayers and send her on her way. ••• Dr. Dobson is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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Æbleskiver Fever May 2 at West Denmark Church Hall LUCK – It would not be spring without West Denmark Lutheran Church’s annual Æbleskiver supper. For over 60 years, church members have served the traditional Æbleskiver meal to neighbors and friends from an ever-widening circle. At the peak of the dinner rush, as many as 16 bakers can be seen turning batter into perfectly round Æbleskivers, the Danish version of a pancake, to go with the Medisterpølse, traditional Dan-

ish sausage and Sødsuppe, fruit soup. The meal finishes with dessert and lots of coffee. The 2009 West Denmark Æbleskiver dinner will be held Saturday, May 2, from 3:30 - 7 p.m., at the West Denmark Church Hall. Cost for the dinner is $7 for adults, $3 for youth 6-12, and children 5 and under free with paid adult. The hall is 1.2 miles west of Luck off CTH N toward Cushing. Turn South at 170th Street.

The day will also include a bake sale and a raffle. This year’s raffle includes a quilted wall hanging by Donna Pedersen, a birdhouse trellis by Roger Petersen, framed artwork by Hannah Fawver Roode and a gallon of pure maple syrup. For more information call 715-472-2383. - submitted

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What is AEbleskiver (eh-bell-skee-ver) you ask? It’s like a cross between a Swedish pancake, a regular pancake, cake and heaven! It’s about the size of a very large hailstone (or a golf ball) and can be adorned with syrup, jelly or just plain!

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West Denmark Lutheran Church is 1.2 miles west of Luck, off County Road N toward Cushing. Turn south at 170th Street, on Little Butternut Lake. Funds supplemented by Polk/Burnett 30915 Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Care Abounds in Communities Program.



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Students of the Week GRANTSBURG


Hannah Erickson has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in fifth grade and the daughter of Wade and Rachel Erickson. Hannah is an organized, caring and personable girl who has high standards and goals set for herself. She is involved in band, bell choir and piano. Hannah’s hobbies include collecting rocks, putting puzzles together and playing with kittens. Her future plans are to go to law school to become a lawyer.

Paige Burton has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighth grade and the daughter of Paul and Tammy Zarn and Phil Burton. Paige is an honor-roll student who is friendly, committed to do her best, punctual and honest. She is involved in volleyball, track and soccer. Paige enjoys sports. She plans to attend college in the future.

Amanda McKinney has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of David and Sherry McKinney. Amanda is well liked and respected by peers and staff. She is pleasant and has a positive personality. Amanda is involved in TA, 4-H, FFA, youth group, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Assoc. and is the softball manager. She enjoys bear hunting and riding horse. She plans to go to WITC for Early Childhood.

Bryce Roufs has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in second grade and the son of Brent and Brenda Roufs. Bryce is a very good helper. He is very kind to all of his classmates and is always willing to help them out. Bryce is a very hardworking student. His favorite subjects are math and art. Bryce enjoys hockey, soccer and playing on slides.

Franki Wilkinson has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Larry and Linda Glenn. Franki is very energetic. She is friendly and willing to learn all sorts of new things. Franki is helpful to other students and staff. She is usually one of the first ones to volunteer for a job or to give an answer. Franki is involved in Girl Scouts, volleyball and soccer. She enjoys being outdoors, playing with her cats, 4wheeling, crafting and baby-sitting.

Aushleana Branville has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Glen and Tanya Branville. Aushleana is an excellent student and is one of the driving forces behind FFA. She’s also involved in cheerleading FCCLA, NHS, NMB youth rep., Quiz Bowl and waitresses at Oakwood. Aushleana enjoys shopping, reading, going on walks, riding horse and swimming. She plans to attend CVTI for business and hotel/restaurant management.

Zachary Bush has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in third grade and the son of Roger and Amy Bush. Zachary enjoys math and reading. He likes riding his bike and 4wheeler at home. Zachary has a collection of rocks, mostly agates. He really enjoys solving mysteries. His father is a welder and he thinks he might want to do that when he is older. Zachary works hard and is friendly.

Jessica Tills has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. She is a senior who is friendly and outgoing. Jessica goes out of her way to help others. She has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others smile. Jessica has shown a dedication to the school’s newsletter by routinely checking with teachers for their submissions. She is a nice student to know.

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Jennifer Wells has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Tammy Johnson and Joe Wells. She has a sister, Katherine. Jennifer has five pets and enjoys basketball and volleyball for pastimes. Her favorite subject is math because she really understands it. She also likes water parks and the Dairy Queen. Jenny is a hard worker who wants to do her best in class.

Alex Mikl has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. He is a freshman. Alex enjoys golfing, playing bass guitar, listening to music, wakeboarding and playing hockey. Alex is involved in football, hockey, golf, band, choir, jazz band and chamber singers.



Grace Tolzman has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. She is a real asset to the classroom. Grace gets right to work on assignments and always gets her work in on time. She is a good leader, a great reader and does very well at spelling. Grace helps her teacher by changing the calendar or staying in at recess to help clean up the classroom.

Haley Johnson has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Rebecca Brust and Peter Johnson. Haley is always prepared for class, participates in discussions and is well organized. She is kind, positive and helpful to others. Haley is involved in gymnastics, FCCLA and 4-H. She enjoys listening to music, drawing, watching movies and going to school sports games. She wants to become a pharmacist.



Cashton Ellefson has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in third grade and the son of Devlyn and Holly Ellefson. Cashton’s favorite subjects in school are spelling and phy ed. Cashton is a good worker and gets along well with his classmates.

Tristan Seul has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. He is in fifth grade and the son of Marleen Seul. Tristan is always ready to help others and likes to be part of the group. He likes playing basketball during recess and his favorite class is gym. Tristan spends his time after school turkey or deer hunting or playing games.

Hunter Petersen has been chosen Webster Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in early childhood and Tiny Tigers and is the son of Jason and Crystal Petersen. Hunter is learning many skills that will make him successful in kindergarten next year. He already can read many words, he loves books and is an excellent artist.

Richard Bell Jr. has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. He is in sixth grade and the son of Richard Bell Sr. and Mary Bell. Richard is always polite and respectful of his classmates and teachers. he comes to school with a pleasant attitude and smile every day. Richard works hard in his classes and does very well in math and science. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

Phillip Preston has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Scott and Melissa Preston. Phillip has great follow-through. He is very self-motivated and always ready to participate. Phillip is involved in SIGN, Boy Scouts, football and track. He enjoys weight lifting, working on trucks, off-roading, hunting and fishing. His future plans include working on automobiles.


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Cole Garvey has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. He is in fifth grade and the son of Michael and Pam Garvey. Cole puts much effort into his work on a regular basis. He comes to school with a positive attitude each day. He is a kind young man.

Jessica Golz has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Lynn Dahn and Carl Golz. Jess is truly an individual. She volunteers at the humane society, plays clarinet in band and is involved in FFA, soccer and Girl Scouts. Jess enjoys writing poetry and quotes. She plans to major in science at college and become a veterinarian or trainer.




• 5th-annual rummage sale at the senior center.


• Spring concert, grades 4-6, 7 p.m. • 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m. • How to be a B.A.B.E. at the Free Church, 6:30-8 p.m.

Coming events


• Health seminar, Safety: Exploring Summer Safety, at the medical center, 6:30-8 p.m., 715294-4936.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise at the senior center, 10-11 a.m. • 500 cards and Dominos at the senior center, 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY/6 Frederic

Rice Lake

• Blood pressure screening at Bremer Bank, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.


• Good Samaritan Society - St. Croix Valley Auxiliary meeting in the community room at the center, 1:30 p.m.

• Career Exploration and Financial Aid Workshop at Barron County Job Center, 1-3 p.m., 888-858-5632.

St. Croix Falls

• Family Fun Night at the Family Resource Center, 6-7 p.m., 715-349-2922.


St. Croix Falls

Balsam Lake

• Exercise at the senior center, 10-11 a.m. • 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m. • Historical Society, World War II vet Owen Mobley, at the city hall, 7 p.m. • Presentation of poetry by Carolyn Wedin at the library, 7 p.m., 715-483-1777.

• Polk County Library Federation Brown Bag library lecture, 715-485-8680.


• Spring concert, high school, fine arts, 7 p.m. • Spring concert, grades 7-8, 7 p.m. • 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m.



• National Day of Prayer - Evening prayer service at the high school, 7 p.m.

FRI. & SAT./1 & 2


Bone Lake

• American Legion Auxiliary Post 254 meets at the community center, 7 p.m., 715-825-3423.

• Zion Lutheran Church sale, Fri. 8 a.m.3 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.



• Rummage sale at Lewis United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


• “Sanders Family Christmas,” a play at St. Croix ArtBarn, 7:30 p.m. both nights and 2 p.m Saturday, 715-294-2787.


• Writers Conference sponsored by NWRWA at The Lodge. Friday night & all-day Saturday. 608-432-3229,


• American Legion Auxiliary rummage and bake sale at the community center. Fri. 8 a.m.4 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon, 715-866-4678.

FRI.-SUN./1-3 Milltown

• Unity Lions plant sale at Milltown park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Taste of the St. Croix Valley and Earth Arts Spring Tour.,

FRIDAY/1 Amery

• 5th-annual rummage sale at the senior center.


• Pokeno at the senior center, 12:30 p.m. • How to be a B.A.B.E. at the Free Church, 9:15-11:15 a.m.


• 26th-annual smelt fry at Jackson Town Hall, 5 p.m.-gone.


• May Day Folk Dance at the community center, 7-10 p.m., 715-294-3038,

St. Croix Falls

• Bridge at the senior center, 10 a.m. • Bingo at the senior center, 1 p.m.

SAT. & SUN./2 & 3 Polk County

• Earth Arts Spring Art Tour, self-guided maps at Polk County Information Center or call 800222-7655,, 10 a.m.5 p.m.

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• Bird walk at WI Interstate Park. Meet at the Pines Group Camp, 7-9 a.m., 715-483-3747. • Katie K-9 will be answering dog training and animal nutrition questions at Fur-GetMe-Nots Pet Foods & Supplies, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.



SATURDAY/2 • Trinity Lutheran Church garage, plant & bake sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. • Trinity Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at the town hall, 8-11:30 a.m. • Ruby’s Pantry food distribution at the town maintenance hall, 10-11:30 a.m. $15 donation


• Birthdays celebrated and potluck at the senior center, noon. • Boys baseball car wash & cookout at Great Northern Outdoors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Potluck and birthdays of the month, noon, cards and Bingo at the senior center.


• Faith Lutheran Church’s annual spring cleaning sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Jam session at Lewis church, 6-9 p.m.


• Women’s Expo at Hog Wild, 715-472-4884. • Annual aebleskiver dinner, at the West Denmark Lutheran Church, 3:30-7 p.m., 715-4722512,


• Unity Area Ambulance pig roast fundraiser at the ambulance garage, 3-8 p.m. • Breast Cancer 3-Day Fundraiser at Hack’s Pub, 7 p.m.-?

New Richmond

• 3rd-annual House to House garage sale, 8 a.m.


• Siren Lions & Lioness garage sale donation drop-off day at their building, 9 a.m.-noon, 715-349-2400.

St. Croix Falls

• Tribal Spirit of the Sun present “The Spirits of Dance - A Global Celebration,” at Lions Park, 7 p.m., 715-483-3387.


• Dresser & St. Croix Falls Area VFW Post #4186, and the Ladies Auxiliary all-You-CanEat Breakfast at the VFW Hall, 8 a.m.-noon.


• Breast Cancer Three-Day spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.2 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Wildflower walk at Interstate Park. Meet at the Ice Age Center, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

MONDAY/4 Frederic

• Spades at the senior center, 1 p.m.


• Marilyn “Sundmaier” Berg benefit at the high school cafeteria, 4:30-7 p.m. Taco dinner, Siren Auction baskets, freewill offering. • Meeting of Indianhead Gem and Mineral Society at the senior center. Come at 7 p.m. with meeting promptly at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction. Potluck lunch.

Sand Lake

• Viola Lake Cemetery Assoc. annual meeting at the town hall, 7 p.m.


• Auditions to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Osceola Braves games will be held at Expressions, 7 p.m. 715-294-4775 or


• Dining at Five dinner at the senior center; volunteers to be honored, 5 p.m., 715-3497810, 715-349-2845. • National Day of Prayer - Burnett County Events Prayer Breakfast at Adventures Restaurant, 8 a.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise at the senior center, 10-11 a.m. • 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m.

Taylors Falls, Minn.

• TF’s Historical Society meeting at the community center. Program at 7 p.m., 651-2574773.

FRI. & SAT./8 & 9 Frederic

• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.


• Unity Lions plant sale at Milltown park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

FRIDAY/8 Frederic

• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Bridge at the senior center, 10 a.m.

SAT. & SUN./9 & 10 Lake Elmo, Minn.

• Llama Magic and Shepherds Harvest at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.5 p.m.,

SATURDAY/9 Cushing


• 100-Bird Shoot at the rod and gun club, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 715-377-8860.

Clam Falls

• American Cancer Society Run/Walk, beginning at Birch Street Elementary school. Registration 8-9 a.m., walk begins 9:15 a.m., 800-947-0487,, 715-653-2684. • 5th-annual communitywide garage sale event, 715-327-4271.

• Scott Wolter will speak on his book “The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence,” at the meeting of the Swedish Club at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. • Coffee hour at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. Goodies served. Everyone welcome.

Neal & Leandra in concert May 9 They sold out in November 2007 and finally, Neal & Leandra will be performing again at Festival Theatre in the historic vaudeville house, downtown St. Croix Falls. The concert is Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., and is part of the 2009 Music Series. The Washington Post says “as songwriters, Neal & Leandra have clearly mastered the art of saying more with less.” The Minneapolis StarTribune says “listening to Leandra Peak’s distinctively husky and lustrous voice might be as heavenly as listening to angels” and “Neal Hagberg writes inspired originals.” Hagberg and Peak married in 1989 and began touring as a duo full time. Signed by Columbia Artists Management and recording on one of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter labels (Red House Records), Neal & Leandra have since performed in nearly every state in the country. Now, over 27 years since they first met, audiences find the simplicity and directness of Neal & Leandra’s songs both disarming and elegant. The concert is Flex Pass eligible for those who are (or become) subscribers to Festival Theatre, otherwise tickets for the Neal & Leandra concert are $26 in advance or $31 at the door – if not sold out. Additional concerts making up the 2009 Music Series include: Monroe Crossing on June 21, Davina & the Vagabonds on July 18, Alice Peacock on Sept. 26, Sidewalk Café on Nov. 7 and Ring of Kerry on Dec. 5. To reach Festival Theatre by phone, call 715-4833387 or 888-887-6002. Check the Web site at where tickets are available to order online. - from Festival Theatre


Leader|april 29|2009  
Leader|april 29|2009