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Frederic couple’s niece survives Colorado shooting President Obama shares Young’s story with the nation by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer FREDERIC – Across the nation, people are still reeling from the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., theater that left a dozen dead and nearly five dozen wounded. For one Frederic couple, however, the story has a happier ending. Allie Young, the 19-year-old niece of Jack and Deb Route of Frederic, was shot in the neck during the rampage,

but should be released from the hospital this week, her aunt said. “I’m glad we have a happy ending,” said Deb. “Things look good. She should recover fully.” Young will go home with 30 pellets still in her body, but they apparently won’t cause any problems, Deb added. The 19-year-old is the daughter of Deb’s brother, Steve Young, and his wife, Kathy. Young drew national attention when President Barack Obama told her story at the end of his July 22 speech at the University of Colorado Hospital, where

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Colorado shooting victim Allie Young, niece of Jack and Deb Route of Frederic, met President Barack Obama as the President visited the hospital where the injured were taken. At right is Allie’s friend, Stephanie Davies, who stayed with Allie after she was shot, putting pressure on the wound and calling 911. — Photo submitted

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Village Players present “Steel Magnolias” VOYAGER VILLAGE - The stage is set for the Thursday, July 26, opening night performance of the Village Players Players Community Theatre production of “Steel Magnolias.” The comedy/drama by Robert Harling, set in a Louisiana beauty shop, follows of a group of close friends through good times and bad. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 2628, and Aug. 2-4 at 7 p.m. and Sundays July 29 and Aug. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available and can purchased at or call 715-259-3982. PHOTO: In the opening scene of “Steel Magnolias,” beautician Truvy Jones, played by Lee Gillis, wants to hear all about the wedding plans of Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, played by Olivia Main, as she works her hairdo magic making the bride-to-be sooooooo beautiful for her big day. - Priscilla Bauer

Meet local artists tonight at Webster WEBSTER - Fresh Start Coffee Roasters in Webster hosts an open house and artists’ reception tonight, Wednesday, July 25, from 4-6 p.m. showcasing Frederic Arts 2012 Art Medley exhibit. The public is invited; there is no charge. Four of the six Burnett County artists whose works are included in the Art Medley will be on hand to meet and greet, Marge and Jim Springett and Harriet Rice of Webster and Chuck Awe of Siren. Two other artists, Jill Norman of Danbury and Laura Tiede of Grantsburg, were not able to attend. The three-panel exhibit consists of 96 frames each 6 inches square filled with artists creative expression. It was on display at the ArtZ Gallery in Amery before the Frederic Arts team moved it to Webster on July 23. The exhibit will remain at Fresh Start Coffee Roasters until Sunday, Aug. 5. Hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. PHOTO: A seascape by Marge Springett is one of 96 6-inch square artworks in the Art Medley at Webster’s Fresh Start Coffee Roasters on Main Street. - submitted

Roberts acts in recycling video MINNEAPOLIS Local comedian Joe Roberts, author of the Leader’s weekly Just for Laughs column, landed a gig recently as the sound man in a video produced to promote The Great Hennepin County Recycle Half project. Roberts, of Luck, has performed on stage as a standup comedian around the country and manages a comedy club in St. Croix Falls. Earlier this year, he acted in a television series pilot. In the recycling video, Roberts has no lines but says it all with expressions as he and another man undertake an “ambush interview” on a resident who is in the process of taking out the garbage. The message conveys Hennepin County’s program that allows residents to recycle up to half their waste. The video can be viewed on YouTube by using the keywords “Recyle Half 90.” - with submitted information


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Pioneer school program seeks kids Unique program offered in two sessions at the Lanesdale School by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Museum is offering three days of Pioneer Schooling next month, and applicants are encouraged to sign up now for this unique and memorable event, which is meant to show kids how education really was a century ago. The schooling takes place at the historically correct Lanesdale School in Balsam Lake, which is part of the Polk County Historical Society and has received a number of recent improvements and upgrades. The first session runs Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day. The second session begins a week later, Tuesday, Aug. 21 and runs through Aug. 23, with the same start

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Shooting/from page 1 many of the shooting victims were recovering. He used the story to point out the strength and courage found in many of America’s young people, noting the heroic efforts of Allie’s best friend in stopping the flow of blood, calling 911, and helping to get Allie to the ambulance. Stephanie Davies, 21, and Allie were in the Aurora theater watching the movie when the gunman entered and threw a gas canister, which landed just feet away from the two. Allie stood to give warning but was immediately shot. As she went down to the floor her friend, Stephanie, went down with her, pulling her from the aisle and applying pressure to the wound. Allie told her to run, but



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instead Stephanie used her cell phone to call 911, even as the gunman continued shooting. She later helped carry Allie to a waiting ambulance. On Sunday President Obama visited the hospital, talking with each of the survivors and the friends and family that were with them. In his address to the nation after visiting the victims, the President told Allie and Stephanie’s story. “I don’t know how many people at any age,” he said, “would have the presence of mind that Stephanie did, or the courage that Allie showed. “And so, as tragic as the circumstances of what we’ve seen today are, as heartbreaking as it is

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for the families, it is worth spending most of our time reflecting on young Americans like Allie and Stephanie, because they represent what’s best in us, and they assure us that out of this darkness a brighter day is going to come.” Stephanie also used her cell phone to contact Allie’s parents, who were sleeping at the time. They then gave the news to Deb and Jack. Allie is doing well, according to Deb, who said, “She’s a pretty strong kid. She has a great family and good support.”

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BURNETT COUNTY - Always an annual favorite hosted by the Burnett County Historical Society, the Garden Tea will again be held this year in August. The date is Thursday, Aug. 23, at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park in Danbury. Guests will be treated to sweets and savories which are served on Mary Ann Putzier’s handpainted china. Due to limited space and the event’s popularity, prepaid reservations are required by calling 715-866-8890. The cost is $15 per person. Visit the Web site,, for further information. - submitted ••• WEBB LAKE - On Saturday, Aug. 11, there will be a carnival and rib tasting at the fire hall in Webb Lake from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The carnival will include balloon darts, pony rides, golf and much more. There will be something for everyone - children, teens and adults. Several Webb Lake restaurants will be serving ribs. Other refreshments will be available. The dunk tank will be in operation. The event is sponsored by the Webb Lake Area Men’s Club. For more information call Bob Wirtz 715-2597844 or Paul Cunliffe 715-259-7927. submitted

Victim of ATV accident identified MINONG - The name of a man who died in a single-vehicle ATV accident Saturday, July 14, has been released by the Department of Natural Resources. Matthew H. Young, 50, Minong, lost his life when the ATV he was operating on Smith Bridge Road south of Minong left the road and struck trees. He died at the scene, according to DNR Recreational Safety Warden Mark Little. Young apparently was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve on the paved town road. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Test results for alcohol and/or drugs are pending. Law enforcement was notified at 3:55 a.m. of the accident, which was the fifth ATV-related fatality in Wisconsin thus far in 2012. A sixth ATV-related fatality occurred Sunday, July 22, in the Town of Amnicon. David M. Smith, 23, Superior, was driving an ATV on Lackson Road, about two miles south of Hwy. 2 when he met another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and swerved off the road. He was thrown from the ATV and not wearing a helmet. - Gary King with information from DNR, Duluth News-Tribune

Correction Don Langel’s name was incorrectly spelled in a story in the July 11 issue of the Inter-County Leader titled, ATV club working on network of routes. We apologize for the error.

Services set for Joan Janzen Joan Janzen, 82, Chaska, Minn., died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Joan was born June 8, 1930, on a farm near St. Croix Falls to John and Mabel Northquest. Visitation with family will occur Friday, July 27, 6-8 p.m. at Crossview Covenant Church, North Mankato, Minn. The memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Excelsior Covenant Church in Excelsior, Minn., with a time of visiting with family one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to the Excelsior Covenant Church and Riverview Home Care and Hospice. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.


Luck School plans $1.2 million referendum Unprecedented no increase for health insurance by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK — The list of facility improvement projects presented by architects hired by the Luck School District has been pared down by half to meet budget restrictions, with preparations under way for a referendum vote Nov. 6. The school board of education met Monday evening, July 23, and came up with a final figure of $983,283, not including architectural or contingency fees. Total cost is expected to be about $1.2 million, but a firm figure will be determined prior to the board’s next meeting, scheduled for Aug. 20. At that time, the board will take action on a resolution outlining the projects and cost. Items that the board identified as necessary at this time include $357,500 for plumbing-related work to replace 60-year-old piping and old fixtures. Electrical items, primarily needed for safety reasons, amount to $362,000 and include new wiring and circuits, a new pub-

lic address system and a new fire alarm system. Sections of the roof over the elementary school and the boiler room need replacing, at $183,000, and replacement of a condensing unit at the elementary school is projected at $75,000. Other items include exterior tuckpointing and window replacement. “I really think that’s the bare minimum we can go with,” district Administrator Rick Palmer told the board. “It looks like what we wanted to do last time,” said board member Daryl Bazey. During the last referendum, Bazey said, voters indicated they would prefer smaller borrowings more often. By cutting out half the projects, he felt, the voters wishes will be met. Payment of debt, if the referendum is approved this fall, will begin in 2014. By that time, said Palmer, the current debt will be paid off and no additional tax dollars will be needed for the new debt. Palmer indicated that the list of projects and costs needed to be trimmed even more than expected due to a projected decrease in state aid of $155,000 for the 2012-13 school year. Taxpay-

ers will see a change in their school tax because of this, he said.

Insurance renewal Never before in 30 years of experience, said Pam Stratmoen of The RiverBank Insurance Center, has she been able to provide an insurance renewal proposal with no premium increase from the prior year. But that’s what is happening at Luck, she told the board Monday night. Both Stratmoen and Palmer credited the school’s wellness program for the good news. Stratmoen said that governmental regulations require a higher deductible this year, for both individual and family coverage. The individual deductible increased from $1,200 to $1,250, and the family deductible increased from $2,400 to $2,500. This resulted in a slight decrease in premiums, but a slight increase in the school’s health savings account contribution to help cover the employees additional deductible. The school is responsible for payments of $571 per month for each of the 14 single premiums and $1,286 for each of the 38 family premiums. Total premi-

ums cost to the school is $56,900. The final numbers show a total health-care increase to the school of $107 for the year, with no increase for dental coverage. Annual cost for dental coverage is $48,718. Participants have a maximum deductible of $1,000 per individual. Last year, due to Walker’s budget repair bill, the district was able to bid out health insurance and saved about $300,000. Of that amount, $100,000 was set aside for an employee health savings account to help offset additional health-care costs for employees.

Other business • The board approved the hiring of Timothy Smyth as elementary LD special education teacher, at an annual salary of $37,770. Smyth has been working in the Barron School District. • The date of the school open house was changed from Thursday, Aug. 30, to Wednesday, Aug. 29, to accommodate the football schedule. • To accommodate the legal deadlines for a Nov. 6 referendum, the August meeting of the school board was changed from Aug. 27 to Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.

Woman’s brief chase yields third DUI Starts from no front plate, ends with felony charges by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer CENTURIA – Lack of a front license plate on a passing vehicle led a Centuria Police officer to make a stop on the evening of Tuesday, July 17. However, once the vehicle pulled over and came to a stop, the driver then waited until the police cruiser was pulled over before she pulled away at high

speed, forcing the officer to once a g a i n pursue the car. T h e driver eventually came Patterson to a stop at a deadend near 173rd Street. The driver was identified as Carmen Patterson, 51, Centuria, who is now facing numerous charges.

In the probable cause report field with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, it was revealed that Patterson emitted a strong odor of intoxicants and came back as positive for marijuana. She also failed every portion of the field sobriety test and had an open beer, marijuana bag and pipe in the vehicle. She registered a blood alcohol concentration level of .33 percent, which is over four times the legal state limit of .08 BAC. Patterson was placed under arrest and taken into custody. She is now facing likely charges of felony fleeing police, third

DUI, failure to install an ignition interlock device, as well as possible drug possession after the incident. According to online Wisconsin public court records, Patterson was convicted of her second DUI last year in Marathon County, where the court ordered her to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle. That has apparently not happened, as she is facing possible additional charges for violations of her bond. Charges had yet to be filed at press time.

Recovery from Siren School fire still dominates district’s time by Jean Koelz Leader staff writer SIREN - During his monthly report to the school board, Siren School District Administrator Scott Johnson provided an update on all the repairs being done due to the fire that occurred at the end of the 2011-12 academic year. “The building project is consuming 90 percent of our time,” Johnson said. “Progress may appear slow, but we’re starting to take big steps forward.” The painstakingly thorough cleanup efforts are nearing completion, and some of the more visible projects are under way. For example, the flooring in the big gym has been installed with one seal coat. The bleachers have been reinstalled, and the floor is in the process of being painted and sealed with several more coats. Elsewhere in the building, tiles are being ripped out and new ones being installed. A problem, though, is how to handle the reconstruction of the small gym - ground zero for the fire, and therefore the most damaged area of the school. At one point, there were high hopes regarding some redesign options that would make the gym much bigger. However, the process has been an education in and of itself, with school officials learning about how various roof designs affect load

Peggy Moore from Siren VFW Post No. 1256 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary presented Siren social studies teacher Rick Larson with the District 10 Teacher of the Year award at the Mon., July 23 school board meeting. – Photo by Jean Koelz on the walls, along with the costs involved to compensate for such changes. Another lesson learned is that more than a 30-percent change from the existing design means that different codes take effect. Most of the options, other than straight-up restoration of what is already there, are too cost prohibitive. However, Johnson presented a new idea for the roof that could provide some extra

height over the court without increasing load. Details are still being worked out. The school staff is moving full-steam ahead to prepare for the coming year, even with the added work of cleanup. Principal Peggy Ryan reported that she and three teachers attended a weeklong grantsmanship workshop conducted by the St. Croix Tribe. Ryan thanked the tribe for the “incredibly valu-

able” experience. Ryan also reported that teachers have been busy creating their own pages that can be accessed through the district Web site, and fall inservice days are already being planned. In other business, the music department was given a green light to plan the choir/band trip to Disney World June 8-15, 2013. The department anticipates that 50-60 students will participate, many of whom are well on their way to raising the $780 they need to cover trip expenses. The bread vendor for school lunches was approved, and the price of school lunches will increase by 10 cents in accordance with a recommendation from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. The board approved a first reading of the new graduation policy, which increased the credits required in both math and science. And the board approved a preliminary budget for the coming school year, with some numbers serving as placeholders until more information becomes available. Even at this stage, the budget could only be balanced by making some hard decisions, such as eliminating the planned payroll position and reducing the technology investment. There will be a special school board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.


Frederic Schools reaching out to community The district is also starting an alternative diploma program to give a chance for a group of students who need an opportunity. Robinson said there are students who, for a variety of reasons, cannot reach the credit level needed for graduation. He said this special population of students has many unique issues, from health problems to transfers. The alternative diploma will exceed the Wisconsin minimum credit requirements. “We want to offer these students something,” Robinson said. “We don’t want some 18 year-olds to just leave with nothing. This can be a way to keep some kids in a traditional program as long as possible. The alternative diploma can open further opportunities.” “We don’t want to lower our standards for kids who can make it,” board member Troy Engen said. “We don’t want to offer an easy way out for those who don’t need it. All students should be as well-prepared as possible when they leave Frederic.” Robinson said the alternative diploma will be a tool to use to meet some needs. And Fitzgerald said this won’t shut the door on these students, saying they still need a diploma. These are some of the ideas in Frederic’s future. In part, it involves new technology and new ways to use that technology, all of this based on a good faculty and staff in place to integrate new tools into their teaching. The new technology and programs, much of it in place and being used this past year, has names like Moodle, Odyssey and Explore in addition to Kindles, iPads and SMART Boards.

Distance-learning equipment allows students in classrooms in several districts to learn together, seeing each other on large screens and sharing a teacher. A small district can have access to live science demonstrations from anywhere in the country. The district will have an open house in late August to present the new programs to the community, including home-schooled students.

Other business Robinson said the audit is finished, and the district ended with a fund balance of $700,000. This is almost $300,000 better than the budgeted fund balance of $413,000 for the 2011-12 school year that ended June 30, but $200,000 lower than the starting balance of $917,000. Robinson said the balance is pleasing news and added that Larry Stotz, the auditor, said he was very pleased with what he found and complimented the school finance manager, Bonnie Wicklund. The elementary summer school was reported to be going well, and the high school program is just starting with 15 students, called a good turnout. The high school program is an optional one for remedial credits. New teacher contracts are being signed. While the list of new teachers is not completed, one teacher back on board is Ethan Bergstrom, one of those laid off in February. He had been a half-time history teacher but will now be full time, with half his time in leading the new alternate hybrid program in the mornings.

Lot price reduced at Smith Pines by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER – The Webster Village Board decreased the price of a Smith Pines lot at the Webster Village Board meeting held Wednesday, July 18. Water and sewer were extended to the Smith Pines development just prior to the housing slump. Lots at the ill-timed development were priced at $19,900 then, but now they are priced at $10,000. At the same time, the one-year contract with Coldwell Banker was renewed. It has been so hot as of late, it is hard to remember that water freezes to ice in the winter. For a couple of years, the village maintained an ice rink next to the ball field in the fairgrounds. The village also owned a Zamboni, which was potentially useful to maintain the ice rink. Unfortunately, the ice rink was not used very much, and last winter the village did not maintain an ice rink at all. Without an ice rink, the Zamboni was both not useful and taking up space in a storage shed. It was decided at the July meeting to sell the gas-fueled Zamboni at auction. If it did not sell at auction, it would be scrapped. Gandy Dancer Days The Webster Gandy Dancer Days is coming up Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12. There were a couple of items on the agenda to prepare for the event. The village board donated $100 toward the annual bike rodeo held during Gandy Dancer Days. This year’s rodeo will be held at the fire hall, Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 10 a.m. Muskey Avenue between the library and the community center will be closed to make room for a Lions craft fair scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. 565877 49-51L

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer FREDERIC – Come and see what Frederic has was the theme of the Frederic School Board meeting Monday, July 23. Josh Robinson, in his first meeting with the board as superintendent, and new assistant Principal Ryan Fitzgerald presented a range of programs and ideas that should expand the learning opportunities for the Frederic students and open up the Frederic Schools to more students in the community, including home-schoolers. And while much of the meeting focused on these new ideas, Robinson reported that the district had a better financial year than budgeted, summer school is going well and new hiring for the coming year is on schedule. One idea is an alternative learning hybrid model that could reach out to nontraditional students, such as area home-schoolers. A room in the high school is being set up as a special learning space. New software will allow the school to offer educational programs it cannot offer with existing staff. This hybrid program would be for present students and others. “This is a blended school with better results than a virtual school,” Fitzgerald told the board. “This offers opportunities for students now outside the district. Home-schoolers could come to Frederic part of the day, use the programs, and have access to our school programs and counselors. This will be a flexible program, outside the box.”

Other business The village board accepted a bid from Taylor Paving to pave Industrial Avenue, Bluegill Avenue, Ash Street and Oak Street. Update of Family Dollar Family Dollar still plans to expand to Webster, but the project is still in the permit process.

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Prevention and early support at human services

A positive outlook on doing more with less

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – “When people need help, the public expects human services to provide assistance,” Gene Phillips, Polk County Human Services director, told the human service board Tuesday, July 24, at the board’s monthly meeting. He said that needs are up while funding is down. The board looked at the varied programs operating within the department, including a presentation on the juvenile justice program that deals with troubled youth and teens. A common theme was prevention, including early intervention and education, to get better outcomes at a lower cost. “We should develop a positive outlook,” George Stroebel, chair of the human services board. “We are con-

fronted with an increase in issues and a shortage of funds. We can look for a greater coordination of our resources as we come together to deal with the problems.” The issues the human services board has looked at is varied. The board has set a priority on getting more child protection workers to deal with an increased in child abuse in the county. An increase in economic support is not being matched by financial counseling to help people gain life skills. There is a shortage of foster homes for teens. Underlying all of this is funding. Phillips said the human services budget for 2013 will start out with a zero-percent increase in local levy dollars. In addition, state and federal funds, the majority of the department budget, are often being cut. For example, a state-directed reorganization of the economic support programs at a multicounty level has included a 17-percent cut in funding, while the caseload has not decreased. Phillips said the state has

no comprehensive approach to funding programs. The department staff needs to do more with less. Phillips said the public expects human services to be there but some things won’t be done. Board member Kris Kremer-Hartung said there needs to be a way to measure the outcome of programs, the success rate in helping people. She said young families need classes in financial management as well as financial help so they can get on their feet and gain independence. She said programs must be result-oriented and the counseling would be a benefit for all the people. Financial counseling along with aid was once required, Phillips said, but the state made the counseling voluntary and took away the funding for classes. He said the county must give out the support and cannot require recipients to get additional education. Locally based programs for youth in trouble was mentioned as an example of

something that gets better results and costs less but needs funding. Sending a troubled youth away to a treatment center costs $9,000 a month. Keeping the youth in the community in a comprehensive program including enough caseworkers and foster homes gets better results at a lower cost. Phillips said the philosophy behind juvenile justice is keeping kids in their homes, their communities, their schools. He said, “We can’t lock them up forever” and said funding must be solved for the local option. The board meeting wrapped up with a return to the talk of prevention and community involvement, including mentoring programs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Kinship. While it is hard to measure the results, board members said that early support saves people later and at a lower cost.

Taylors Falls seeks library repair grant

Historic library in need of a few repairs

by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The Taylors Falls City Council approved moving forward with a grant application to assist with the costs of repairs to the Taylors Falls Library, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The application is through the Minnesota Historical Society for a so-called Legacy Grant, and with the approval, allows the Taylors Falls Library Board to move ahead with the application. The move came at the rather abbreviated Monday, July 23, council meeting, and follows up on a preliminary grant application that encouraged the city to seek the final grant. “It would mainly be to help with a new roof and paint repairs,” stated Mayor Mike Buchite, who pointed out that the paint costs would only be eligible as a match, with the city assisting with the costs. The application deadline is at the end of the week, and the board already went ahead with a preapplication, which noted that regular maintenance items, such as painting, are not eligible, but can be applied toward matching fund requirements. The city can use their own costs of paint repairs as their end of a grant match. They are seeking just over $18,000 in the application, with the city supplying $7,000 in matching funds for painting. The library building is 155 years old and was last painted a decade ago. The roof is a cedar shake style and was last replaced almost 40 years ago, using funding from a similar grant. The rehabilitation project will also include window and storm door repairs. The library rehab project is set to move ahead early summer 2013, with bids being sought this coming winter. In other council business: • The council also approved an increase in pay for election workers, raising their pay by 50 cents an hour from $9 an hour.

The Taylors Falls City Council met on Monday, July 23, and while they had little business at hand, they did review several pending projects and issues, as well as review some of the Wannigan Days activities. – Photo by Greg Marsten “It is within the budget,” Buchite said, noting that election worker pay would go up to $9.50 an hour, with the pay having been static since 2008. Buchite said they have had a difficult time finding election workers, and they are hoping to draw more workers to the duty. “Maybe this pay increase will help? “ Buchite joked. • The council tabled a request to have a farmers market at the so-called MnDOT property on the city’s north side. The market would be run by the Mike Noyd farm and will be held weekly. It will be addressed at a later date. • Council member John Tangen said the Taylors Falls Fire Department was turned down for a recent state grant, in part due to the number of agencies applying. “They just ran out of grant money,” Tangen said. • Council member Ross Rivard said the Taylors Falls Plan Commission recently reviewed preliminary plans for Eric’s Canoes to purchase property near Merrill’s Landing for a possible canoe removal location. “It would mainly be, in a sense, a parking lot,” Rivard said. “Mainly a spot to take out [canoes] so people can stop and shop in town.” The council took no action. • The council reviewed some of the activities associated with the Wannigan

Days activities, including the parade, which was not shared with St. Croix Falls, as in the past, due to Hwy. 8 bridge repair issues. “I think the comments were very positive, all around,” Buchite said, noting that city clerk Jo Everson deserved much of the praise for organizing many of the events and the solo parade. “She really deserves

some thanks.” The accolades for Everson were unanimous, as were the comments thanking the city workers, firefighters, Lions and other volunteers, with several council members sharing their own opinions of the events. “They pulled it off and should be proud!” Buchite added.

Two die in Minnesota accident PINE CITY, Minn. – At approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, July 23, a two-vehicle accident on Minnesota’s Hwy. 48, just across the Wisconsin state line, killed two and left another in critical condition. The initial Pine County deputy investigation shows that an eastbound vehicle driven by Alva L. Rankin, 61, Lake Nebagamon, crossed the centerline and hit a westbound vehicle driven by Jonathan L. Timblin, 20, Rice Lake, head on. Both drivers died; Timblin was killed on impact, and Rankin was airlifted to a Duluth, Minn., hospital and died of injuries. A passenger of the westbound vehicle, Alexandria J. Lund, 18, Cameron, was also airlifted to a Duluth, Minn., hospital where she is in critical condition. At this time, the cause of the accident is unknown. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating. - information from the Pine County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota State Patrol

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Wannigan Days car show

The all-new St. Croix Falls royalty stood beside the best-in-show winning Hudson belonging to Paul and Julie Sibole of Lindstrom, Minn. The vintage Hornet Special has quite the pedigree, as it formerly belonged to Paul’s late father, who had it 40 years earlier. Paul tracked it down in Maryland and spent six years restoring it with his son, to whom he will pass it on later.

Gordy Nelson, of Dresser, tried to get a tan beside his beautiful Hawaiian bronze colored 1938 Buick Straight 8 Special.

Sydney, the Jack Russell terrier, wore her best dress to the car show.

St. Croix Falls

This stuffed animal made his mark on a Ford Crown Victoria. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Taylors Falls, Minn., Fire Department car show

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LEFT: Gary and Mandelle Peper, of Clayton, only recently picked up this nearly perfect 1963 Chevy Impala SS. – Photos by Greg Marsten

R I G H T: This 1936 Ford five-window coupe is the pride of Don and Kate Pautz of Balsam Lake.

This 1964 Ford F-100 belongs to Carson Eng (center). He had a few fans in Brandon Fenner (left) and cousin Nick Eng (right).

Taylors Falls firefighters and their families and friends pitched in to make the car show a winner on Friday, July 20, during Wannigan Days.

That cherry 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS belongs to Wally and Jenny Wegstrom (right) of Center City, Minn.


Wannigan Days talent show

St. Croix Falls

The Acro Supergirls of Riley, Alaina and Jenna, lit up the crowd with their gymnastics routine. The trio also took second-place honors in the youngest age group during the Wannigan Days talent show. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Clogger Alex Shaleen won Group Four with his dance routine, which drew lots of applause.

Brothers Gabe and Seth Alsaker (L to R) took third place in Group Four with their singing and guitar work.

The ballet prowess of Jessica Bjerke, 14, earned her a first-place prize in Group Three.

ABOVE: Isabella Gatten and Brandy Eisen (L to R) took third place in Group One with their tune Thursday night, July 19, at the Wannigan Days talent show. LEFT: Group Two winners Billie Webb, Megan Eighmy and Madison Smith took first, second and third place, respectively.

Michael Alsaker took third-place honors in Group Four with a John Prine tune.

RIGHT: Megan Eighmy, 12, was one of the show favorites, as she sang “American Honey,” and placed second in the Group Two competition. The rock power trio called Water’s Edge took first-place honors in Group One. The band consists of Nolan, Callan and Joe (L to R). They performed “I Walk Alone.”





Serious respect for ATVs

• Joe Heller •

Twelve-year-old Maya Hoefle of Colorado was a lucky girl this week, surviving a plunge down a steep embankment after losing control of an ATV on a trail in Green County southwest of Madison on Monday, July 23. The ATV hit several trees and she was thrown off the machine. She was taken to the hospital, surviving the ordeal well enough to talk with EMS personnel in the emergency room. A link to the story was listed on That sounds ironic, but as most of us know, outdoor fun can get deadly serious at times. Much to its credit, the Web site not only offers good news about the sport, it carries news of accidents, also. That’s not fear mongering but simple information to remind us to respect all the machines that we use for work and play - machines that aren’t always going to respond like we want them to. Two fatalities involving ATVs have occurred in Wisconsin this month, both in northwestern Wisconsin. A few Saturdays ago, a Minong man lost his life after failing to negotiate a curve on a town road north of Trego - and this past weekend, a young man from Superior lost his life when he apparently swerved after meeting another vehicle. Whether the wearing of protective headgear would have saved either man is not known - and will never be known. Those deaths put Wisconsin’s ATV fatalities at six for 2012, with another solid month of summer - a time when ATV use skyrockets - to go. Reasons for fatalities vary. They include the unusual, such as a basketball being wedged between the operator’s leg and throttle, to daredevil stunts, to alcohol and speed. Collisions with fixed objects seem to rank near the top as the common denominator in many fatal crashes. Equipment failure is rare, but it happens. Groups like the Wisconsin ATV Association have worked hard to promote safe use of one of the most popular vehicles of the past two or three decades. It has acknowledged the role alcohol plays in fatalities, backing legislation that ATVS and boats be linked so that a conviction on one vehicle would affect the ability to drive another vehicle. They asked lawmakers to make sure that a second drunken driving conviction on recreational vehicles would affect motor vehicle licenses. Wisconsin is hopefully on track to see fewer fatalities and serious injuries related to ATV use this year - far fewer than the record 24 deaths in 2007 - but there needs to be serious respect paid to the utility and recreational vehicles that have declined in numbers in recent years - according to registration numbers - but remain just as popular - and just as potentially dangerous. Use your head - protect your head - when on board ATVs.

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Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, which became more familiar to voters - perhaps nationwide - in the wake of the governor’s showdown with the unions and the attempts to recall him from office as well as the Supreme Court dramas, is feeling comfortable in the limelight these days. And that’s good. The GAB issues news releases are likely more noticed these days. This week their statement on the August primary serves not only to remind voters that we have a primary vote in August (less than three weeks away) but also that it’s the first time we’ve held a partisan primary vote that early since World War II. As the Leader reported back in June, three Republicans are running in the August primary to gain a spot on the fall ballot for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl. Upcoming articles in the Leader will be previewing not only the primary but the new boundaries for legislative districts and the potentially interesting fall matchups which involve our state and federal representatives. The GAB is predicting up to 20 percent of the voting age population will turn out to vote in the partisan primary. Wisconsin’s 2012 voting age population stands at 4.3 million. Kevin Kennedy, the GAB’s director and general counsel, reminds voters that because the Aug. 14 primary is a partisan primary, they can only vote for candidates from one party. Voters do not declare a party in Wisconsin’s open primary system, but they may only vote for one party’s candidates. For the record, the GAB is “responsible for administration and enforcement of campaign finance, elections ethics and lobbying laws in Wisconsin.” It consists of six nonpartisan, former judges and is supported by an agency of nonpartisan staff members. The GAB is providing information during one of Wisconsin’s most interesting political years on record.

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Area news at a glance • BARRON — The hard work of volunteers and emergency personnel brought home safely an elderly Barron resident who walked away from Monroe Manor on Wednesday, July 11. According to the Barron Police Department, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Monroe Manor reporting that Vierlyn “Toot” Anderson, 93, had walked away from the facility. There were more than 80 people and four K9s that participated in the search for Anderson, who was located by a group searching about three blocks from Monroe Manor. Anderson was taken by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Health System-Barron where she was treated for poison oak and some scrapes and cuts before being released and returned to Monroe Manor. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• CAMERON — The official cause of death was listed as heatstroke, although a death certificate had yet to be received for Theresa (Heintz) Dole, 71, Cameron, on the Fourth of July. Tammy Roos, Amery, said both she and her sister tried to reach Dole by telephone, and after receiving no answer, went to check on her. Dole’s apartment was locked and no one came to the door, so 911 was called. Dole was found dead inside the apartment. Dole’s is one of two heat-related deaths that were reported in Barron County by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services during the heat wave of late June and early July. — from the Barron News-Shield

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• Letters to the editor • The difference a year makes I just wanted to express to the city of St.Croix Falls how sad I am. Every year my husband and I head up to our cabin and make the rounds of the town festivals. Last year we went to Wannigan Days just to see Louie Anderson at the historic theater right in town. That year everything was great. This year we had high hopes. Thursday started out great. We attended the talent show and were impressed with all the young people. We were also pleasantly surprised to see comedian Joe Roberts as the emcee. The last time we saw him was at Running Aces in Forest Lake when he was the opening act for Louie Anderson. As always, he did a fantastic job. And best of all ... the beer was cold. However ... after the talent show things went downhill fast. The band was mediocre at best. We also saw a lot of underage drinking and little or no security. But we went back to the cabin with high hopes for Friday. We found out from a poster that comedian Wild Bill Bauer was going to appear. My husband is a huge fan of Bill. So we called a few couples we know and planned on meeting for the show. Friday night came and we were told Bill had been canceled for some unknown reason. First we felt cheated. Then we felt embarassed. We had talked four couples into coming up from the Cities to see Wild Bill. Can you say false advertising? So we made the best of it and went into Taylors Falls for dinner, after which three of the couples went home. Four of us returned to the performance tent. And while the band was OK, it just wasn’t up to our expectations. Saturday we decided to do anything but go to Wannigan Days. It was sad. So my question is, “What happened between last year and this year?” Thanks for listening. Jenn Weirman Bloomington, Minn.

End of a love affair When I moved here in 1995, Lucky Days was so awesome I scheduled my entire weekend around it whenever I could get the time off work. It typically coincides with my birthday, so it was always important to our family. I noticed a decline over the last couple of years, but this year was the worst yet. The turnout for the bed races was very low compared to previous years. After dinner, the crowd in town amounted to maybe half of what I am used to navigating on the Friday night. The Northern was the only bar that was really hopping, and even there we were able to find seats. We were in all four places at least twice, and none were hopping like they used to. Am I the only one who remembers when you couldn’t even get in the doors for the mobs of people in the bars, never mind finding a seat? Losing the street dance is huge. It kept people going bar to bar, having fun, meeting up with people and all the bars benefited. It also gave the young people of Luck a way to hang out with their friends during the summer. That matters, with so many living outside of town. The parade was pretty good, considering the low turnout. What used to be

packed from building to street with people certainly was not. But what completely ended my love affair with Lucky Days was this: there was no flag presentation by our veterans. Just a big truck from the VFW full of young people throwing candy – not one veteran in uniform. I asked the village president about it, and he said none of the veterans could walk anymore. When I asked why they weren’t on the truck, I was told they were supposed to be. I happen to know veterans in Luck who can still walk, but even if they couldn’t, they should have been on the back of that truck, in uniform, holding the flags in an American parade. That is a complete disgrace, and I cannot support it. If Lucky Days has become too much trouble for the community club to handle, it’s time to call it off. For us, we’ll be celebrating my 48th birthday in St. Croix Falls. Kristine Emerson Luck

Help! We’ve been feeding the street cats of Frederic because they are there, seem to use our yard as a pathway, and they need help. Our garage is turning into a refuge/nursery, with a young mother cat and her kitten from a first litter. Adorable, small, black and white, box-trained, mother and child need a home we can’t provide because three years ago we took in a pregnant stray and our house belongs to the five members of that family already. The new ones could use vet services but are healthy. Tammi’s Wildlife Refuge, although a very welcome addition to the community, actually offers regular veterinarian services with fees. They don’t take in strays and don’t find housing for the homeless. Since the feed mill came down a few years ago, scores of cats have made their homes in the abandoned houses, sewers, streets and woods of Frederic, and no program, money or animal workers are in place to do something about this situation. So, if you know any cat lovers, or are one yourself, we’ve got a cute pair for you. Give us a call. Kelly Green and Win Herberg 715-327-8181 Frederic

Create a few jobs or poison the water? We live in such a pristine part of America here in the northwoods of Wisconsin. The scenic beauty of the lakes and rivers along with the spectacular abundance of wildlife make it not only a tourist destination, but a wonderful place to live yearround. I always get a good feeling that comes over me when I see an American bald eagle soaring free across our north-woods sky, the symbol of our great nation. It wasn’t too long ago when that symbol was threatened to the point of extinction by man and the use of the chemical dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane as an insecticide. This chemical affected the reproductive system of the bald eagle, and its population declined dramatically, to the point of being put on the U.S. federal government’s list of endangered species. Thanks to concerned citizens and our elected officials, the use of DDT was

banned. The threat to the American bald eagle was eliminated and its population recovered, it has sinse been removed from the endangered species list. But now we have a new threat to our beautiful north woods of Wisconsin. It’s called taconite mining. Digging ore in open pits and then grinding the ore during processing of taconite pellets increases release of three known heavy metals into the environment: arsenic, lead and mercury. Research it for yourself folks. Web search it or go to your local library. Now, I’m not a chemist or even a rocket scientist, on that my friends would agree, but I do know these three elements are not good for our north-woods environment. Mine tailings and dust can find their way into our water and air. Thus contaminating our water sheds, drinking water and the very air we breathe. Sometimes I like to eat the fish I catch, “mercury free.” Our Wisconsin state Senate just voted down Assembly Bill 426 last March 2012. AB 426 was created to change some of our mining laws here in Wisconsin. It was defeated by only one vote in our Senate. If AB 426 would have passed, the big mining company would be strip mining taconite in our pristine north woods of Wisconsin, poisoning us and the environment. Is it worth the jobs? The big mining companies aren’t going to give up that easy, they’ll be back with their big money and lobbyist. These mining laws should be on the “minds” of us voters here in northwestern Wisconsin. I want to know where our candidates for Wisconsin state Senate and state Assembly stand on mining issues. Is it better to create a few jobs or poison our water? Sincerely worried, Jessee Mattocks Balsam Lake

Wild goose chase I share the same frustration that Maury Miller did at last week’s meeting about Burnett County’s communication system. For over two years, I’ve been watching the drama that the hired consultant has led the county into. Back in early 2010, I was discussing towers with then emergency manager Bobbi Sichta, and the tentative plan was to build a new 300-foot tower on Penta Hill along with putting antennas on a handful of structures throughout the county that would either be rented or provided free of charge from other tower owners. By the end of 2010, the consultant had convinced the county that they needed to build and own all of the structures because renting would be “putting the county in a bad position” despite the county having an ordinance requiring that any new antennas be co-located on existing towers wherever possible before building new towers is allowed. Fast forward another 18 months and his “new plan” is virtually back to where things were two years ago, with the primary exception being that the 300-foot Penta Hill tower now has to be relocated to Karlsborg hill due to new FAA restrictions. Keep in mind that these restrictions wouldn’t have been a problem two years ago before the FAA changed the height restrictions on Penta due to the airport’s runway expansion, but will now end up costing the county more time and more money. The county will also get free colocation for antennas on a new Mosaic tower on Penta hill, which raises the question, why does the county need to build a

huge and expensive tower just a few miles away from one they can use for free? And why does the county need to spend more money building a new tower at the government center when the existing one would work fine, not to mention the fact that towers at both Karlsborg and Penta hill would be clearly visible from the roof, making a tower there completely unnecessary in the first place. As a business owner who uses towers and wireless communications as part of my profession, I know how much communication consultants charge, and as a taxpayer, I’m concerned with how much money has been wasted running in circles. I understand that issues arise and projects get delayed, but this whole project has been a mess since the beginning and has “government work” written all over it because of the lack of productivity and the wasted taxpayer money. Had the consultant not led the county down an expensive and wasteful path which turned into a dead-end, this project should have been under construction a year ago and being finished this summer. Maybe I should become a consultant. I’d probably make a lot more money for getting a lot less done. Joe Cremin Siren

ObamaCare: Lies and damned lies I read that Concerned Women for America, a so-called “Christian” political group, spent $1.2 million on political ads on Wisconsin TV stations last month; the ads claim that ObamaCare will end patients’ ability to choose their own doctor. Good grief! I am used to trash-talking politicians and their activists telling lies about ObamaCare. It seems normal in our current style of winner-take-all-truth-be-damned politics; it reminds me of middle-school debate without adult supervision. But lies in the name of Jesus are damned lies and suggest the tellers are mentally or morally challenged. This claim is totally false; these women are doing the devil’s work and may benefit from confession or exorcism. ObamaCare Web site says, “The Affordable Care Act helps preserve your choice of doctors by guaranteeing that you can choose the primary care doctor or pediatrician you want from your health plan’s provider network. It guarantees that you can see an OB-GYN doctor without needing a referral from another doctor. The law also ensures that you can seek emergency care at a hospital outside your plan’s network without prior approval from your health plan.” See Read the law itself at a digest at Give the law a chance. The Supreme Court did. Like Social Security, it’s not perfect and needs improvements. Keep an open mind. I predict you’ll like what it does for America. Norman Jensen, MD Madison and Siren

Assembly candidate issues statement on frac sand mining BALSAM LAKE - 28th Assembly District candidate Adam Bever has issued the following statement on frac sand mining in northwestern Wisconsin: “With the boom in domestic oil and natural gas production through a process called hydrofracking, parts of Wisconsin are experiencing a ‘sand rush.’ With millions of dollars at stake, companies from around the country are competing to secure reserves of the unique silica sands required for fracking operations. While we appreciate the jobs it creates, frac sand

mining has some serious downsides that we need to be aware of. “Even though most zoning laws treat them the same, a 100-acre frac sand mine differs in many respects from a 10-acre gravel pit. Local units of government need time to adjust their ordinances to take into account higher volumes of truck traffic, the health threats posed by fine particles of silica dust, the use of large quantities of water for washing sand and the safe containment or disposal of that water. “Permits issued by state and local gov-

ernments should be enforced with steep fines and the threat of revocation if, as in a recent case in Burnett County, mining companies fail to comply with the conditions of those permits. Our surface waters must not be allowed to suffer harm because a mine owner decides to take shortcuts. “Finally, the citizens of Wisconsin should share in the huge profits being made by sand mining companies. With frac sand selling for upward of $100 a ton, and mines capable of producing hundreds

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of thousands of tons per year, a vast amount of wealth is leaving our state. As a state legislator I would advocate for a production tax on frac sand so that all my constituents can benefit from this wealth.” Bever, a Democrat, is challenging firstterm incumbent Erik Severson in the Nov. 6 general election. He is from Balsam Lake. - from the campaign of 28th Assembly District candidate Adam Bever



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(June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff, vs. Arvid A. Nelson 1767 235th Street St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, Bonnie K. Nelson 1767 235th Street St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 2104 Hastings Avenue Newport, Minnesota 55055, John Doe, Mary Roe and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV74 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on April 27, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street , Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4), SECTION SIX (6) TOWNSHIP THIRTY-FOUR (34) NORTH OF RANGE EIGHTEEN (18) WEST WHICH LIES NORTHEASTERLY OF STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY NO. 87 RIGHT-OFWAY AS PRESENTLY LAID OUT; ST. CROIX FALLS TOWNSHIP IN POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 1767 235th Street, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin). Dated this 14th day of June, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16006

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(July 18, 25, August 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for U.S. Bank, National Association, As Trustee for the Holders of the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-AB1 Plaintiff vs. BRIAN ROUX, et al Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 620 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 21, 2011, in the amount of $118,857.63, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, 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 due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot One (1) and Two (2) and the West half (W 1/2) of Lot Three (3) except the South 20 feet thereof, Block 36, City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, and, the East half (E 1/2) of vacated Jefferson Street on the West side of the premises. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 303 East Louisiana Street, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. TAX KEY NO.: 281-006600000. Dated this 4th day of June, 2012. /s/ Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff

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8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Household; small antiques; rifle scope; trolling motor; 1998 Arctic Cat snowmobile. 190 North Star Lane SCF 565986 49Lp (July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MATTHEW T. CARSTENBROCK, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 2 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 31, 2011, in the amount of $199,175.68, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 12, of the Plat of Rolling Hills First Addition, a “County Plat” being a division of Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 4588 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 140, as Document No. 685791, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 18 West, Garfield Township, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1881 98th Ave., Dresser, WI 54009. TAX KEY NO.: 024-01300-1200. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1952160


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Wannigan Days parade

During the Wannigan Days parade Saturday, July 21, St. Croix Falls grand marshals Dan and Susie Jasperson drew large rounds of applause for all of their community involvement over the years.

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This Johnson Motors unit had a few good smiles to share.

The St. Croix Falls High School marching band endured the sticky weather and sounded great.

LEFT: Some kids got pretty good at wrangling in the parade goodies.

The girls from Motivational Moves Fitness went to new heights in the parade.

Hockey players from the River Valley Hockey Association skated and sprayed water on the crowd. Photos by Greg Marsten

There was plenty of candy to go around.

These jokesters turned the tables on the Cushing Fire Department truck.

Norman Sanger’s bike is a challenge to ride but fun to see.

The National Park Service, and the river, were well-represented in the St. Croix Falls parade. But the fish stories got a litNo word on what it cost to bring the Tooth Fairy to tle tall ... the parade, and her agent wasn’t talking.


Wannigan Days queen pageant

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The latest Little Miss contestants lined up after their introductions. Photos by Greg Marsten

The new little princess court make their debut, with Second Princess Emily Hahn, First Princess Caitlin Tollefson and new Little Miss Megan Hendrickson.

New Miss St. Croix Falls Jessica Rademacher takes her first stroll down the runway.

For two decades, the St. Croix Falls queen’s pageant has been the pride and joy of co-chairs Susie Jasperson (left) and Connie Talmadge. The duo have worked to make the annual event special, fun and exciting. They were honored Friday, July 20, for their many years of work at the pageant.

Jessica Rademacher was crowned the new Miss St. Croix Falls by 2011 Queen Autumn Erickson.

The 11 ladies vying for the title of Miss St. Croix Falls did a dance routine with the outgoing royalty, kicking off the show on Friday, July 20.

The outgoing royalty says their goodbyes. Pictured (L to R): Queen Autumn Erickson, First Princess Brittani Krych, Second Princess Samantha O’Brien and Miss Congeniality Taylor Orton.

The new royalty in their first photo together. Pictured (L to R) : Second Princess McKayla Swanson, Miss Congeniality and Queen Jessica Rademacher and First Princess Hayley Cermin.


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Bella, 2, Dresser, found the toy she wanted her mom to buy at the craft show.

Laila Sandmann, 2, St. Croix Falls, waits for the parade to start, with a milk shake to keep cool.

Percussionist Don Karsky tried to drum up some business at the craft show Saturday, July 21, in St. Croix Falls.

Levi Grant, 4, shot the fire hose with St. Croix Falls firefighter Brandon Whittaker at his side.

Surf music seemed like a great way to enjoy the big tent on Saturday, July 21, at the Overlook Deck. Photos by Greg Marsten The high-performance chain saws made quite the racket, with lumberjack John Wells giving a demonstration on speed cutting.

Log-rolling brothers Travis and John Wells (L to R) made some waves with their skills on Saturday, July 21.

Lumberjack Travis Wells (right) had some sawing help from guest cutter Steve Klos.



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Maki, Fischer double crown in world championships World Championship Snowmobile Watercross wows big crowds in Grantsburg by Kerri Harter Special to the Leader GRANTSBURG – The 36th-annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross took place last weekend in Grantsburg, July 20-22, without any major incidents, according to watercross director, Rick Quimby. “All in all, the weekend was a great success,” said Quimby. “We had a record attendance on Friday, and basically all our numbers throughout the weekend were up from last year, including the number of racers.” Saturday evening fireworks drew a large crowd and, according to Quimby, the grand finale was the largest they’ve had since taking over the event from the Lions Club. Although high temperatures during the weekend inspired people to seek shade where they could, there were no issues related to weather such as rain or storm delays during the event. This year, an increase in major sponsorships and an unexpected visit from KARE 11’s Perk at Play added to the ever-growing venues of promoting this event and hopefully an increase in future spectatorship. “The Hockey Association realizes the support of the community and area businesses are a huge part of the success of this event,” said Quimby. “Without that, we would not be able to put this event on.” 600 Drags: Mike Simmons, Superior No. 121 Ski-Doo Mike Simmons has been racing snocross and hillcross for years so it’s no surprise he was also drawn to watercross. “The first time I ever raced watercross

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David Fischer (left) and Chad Maki both double-crown at the world championship watercross races held in Grantsburg on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. – Photos by Kerri Harter was at Moose Lake this year,” said Simmons. And what a start he had, taking firsts in all his qualifying heats and ending the weekend with the title. The second race this season, in Brainerd, didn’t end so well for Simmons. “I had some technical problems with my sled,” he explained, “and didn’t make the finals.” Not to be discouraged, Simmons came to Grantsburg ready to compete and took the world championship with a clean sweep of firsts all the way to the title, though not without some trepidation “I had some clutching issues during the weekend,” said Simmons. “All I thought of during the finals was I hoped I wouldn’t blow a belt!” Unlike the other racing venues Simmons is accustomed to, the three-day format of watercross took a little getting used to. “It forces you to stay focused if you want to get to the finals,” he said. Although Simmons credits many peo-

ple for helping him get started in watercross, he gives special thanks to Dale Coen and KMA Racing. Simmons also races in the semipro stock ovals and earned a fifth in Moose Lake but did not make the finals in Brainerd or Grantsburg.

800 Drags and Mod Drags: David Fischer, Eagan, Minn. No. 36 Ski-Doo (800 Drags and Ovals); Yamaha (Mod Drags) David Fischer, age 19, double crowned at the world championship race last weekend. In the 800 drags he took all firsts on Sunday and in the mod drags he had a clean sweep of firsts all weekend, including a win against his dad, pro racer Jeff Fischer, in a Friday qualifying heat. Young Fischer not only raced three different sleds over the weekend, he also had the most track time of any racer, compet-

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Megan Kalmoe getting set to race in London by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer LONDON – St. Croix Falls native Megan Kalmoe and the rest of the U.S. Olympic rowing team is arriving in London and awaiting the start of the Summer Olympic Games, which officially begin this Friday, July 27, with the opening ceremonies. Kalmoe is competing in the quadruple sculls event, and boats will have a chance to qualify to the next round on Saturday, July 28, during the opening heats that are set to begin at 9:50 a.m. in London. U.S. Central Time is 3:50 a.m. If her boat does not automatically qualify from the heats,

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they will get a second chance to qualify in what is known as the repechage round, held on Monday, July 30. The finals are set for Wednesday, Aug. 1, and all events are held at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake, a championship course 25

miles west of London. The Olympic quad scullers include Kalmoe, Natalie Dell, Adrienne Martelli and Kara Kohler. You can follow Kalmoe on her blog at Her mother, Mary Martin, also has a blog and will be attending the Olympic games along with husband Dean Kalmoe. On Monday, July 23, Martin posted that Megan and the quad team are being featured in the most recent edition of TIME Magazine. They have also been picked by Sports Illustrated to bring home a silver medal. You can follow Martin’s blog on

••• MADISON – 4 Winds Christian Athletics, a world-class track and field ministry, recently completed a 10-day ministry outreach at the USA Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore. The Olympic track and field team is well represented by a good core of Christian athletes who are ready to tell the world about their Christian faith.
 USA track and field has a goal of winning 30 medals at the London Olympic Games. The track and field portion of the Olympics will begin on Friday, Aug. 3, and end on Sunday, Aug. 12. 4 Winds President Steve McConkey is asking Christians to pray for the USA Olympic track and field team. McConkey is a Webster graduate and grew up in Danbury. "Since 1981, we have seen a good core of Christians on the USA teams. We are asking Christians everywhere to pray for the Olympic athletes. Pray for protection, peace, strength, and boldness. "
During the ten days of the Olympic trials, 4 Winds had the opportunity to minister to the athletes. Private ministry meetings were held with many who made the Olympic team. The gospel was shared and testimonies were collected. McConkey is the President of 4 Winds Christian Athletics. He and his wife Liz have been in world-class track and field ministries since 1981. From 1982 through 1992, McConkey was a director/coach of elite Christian track and field teams. In 1992, 4 Winds started working with athletes on all teams. 
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 4 Winds distributed testimonies throughout the world, including in the underground Chinese church, estimated to be 100 million people. The four Olympic athletes whose testimonies were distributed were supposed to win two medals. The athletes won three golds and two silvers. After their victories, the athletes were able to tell the world about their Christian faith and carried the USA flag around the Beijing track. Also, 4 Winds provides a Web site,, that provides updated news in track and field. This site keeps athletes, coaches, and fans informed in the world of track and field. Through the year, McConkey and his wife, Liz, keep in contact with the athletes. 4 Winds provides apologetic articles every month to give spiritual direction. 4 Winds Christian Athletics is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was formed in 1988. The current headquarters is in Madison. For more information, contact 4 Winds Christian Athletics, 608-469-7956. – from press release

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David Fischer (front) led the semipro open final until Gustafson, No. 724, took the lead for the win in the last lap.

Dale Lindbeck led the pro stock final race until the last lap. Maki took the win. the most track time of any racer, competing in two drag and two semipro oval classes. “One thing that is a bit of a challenge when switching sleds,” said Fischer, “is that they all handle differently. Technique used to turn one sled is not necessarily going to work on another one because of the chassis and how it’s set up.” Then with his quick sense of humor, added, “When you’re out there just trying to win the race, it’s sometimes easy to forget what sled you’re on!” Quite remarkably with all that water time, Fischer stayed dry the entire weekend, although he had a near sink in the semipro stock final. Coming into Grantsburg’s big race, Fischer was an obvious favorite in this class, boasting a clean sweep of firsts all season. With a three-way tie for lane one going into the finals, Fischer had to draw for his lane, and drew a three. Early in the race, after his sled took on water from another racer’s spray, Fischer voluntarily left the course. “I knew the sled wasn’t going to keep going and that I needed to pull out before I sank.” With a sixth-place ending and an easygoing attitude, Fischer smiled and said, “Yeah, it’s a little disappointing, but it happens.” In the semipro open, Fischer found himself in a like situation, sweeping the entire weekend with firsts, and then having to draw for lane one in the finals with two other racers. This time he drew lane two. Leading the race until the second-to-last lap, Fischer took the EQ and lost the lead to Nick Gustafson who came underneath and eventually took the win. Fischer came in second.

Semipro Stock: Travis Audorff, Chippewa Falls No. 454 Arctic Cat Travis Audorff has been attending watercross races for the past few years, but did not start competing until the end of last year. “My first race was the end of last season in Wausau where I took 12th place in the semipro stock,” said Audorff. Eager to jump back in this year, he hit the water at Moose Lake, the first race of the 2012 circuit. He competed in both the semipro stock and semi-pro open and ended fourth in both classes. Staying con-

sistent in the semipro stock class, he went on to earn yet another fourth in Brainerd, but he did not make the finals in the semipro open. “I’m having a lot of fun,” said Audorff. “The racers and their families are a great group of people. I’m impressed by the camaraderie and how close-knit they are. It’s great to be a part of it.” After competing in only three watercross races, Audorff then came to Grantsburg to take the world championship title in this class. One of three racers that tied for lane one in the final, Audorff had to draw for his lane and drew lane two. He took the lead from the start and led the entire race to the checkered flag. “It feels great!” said Audorff. “It’s indescribable to win the world championship.”

Semipro Open: Nick Gustafson, Roseau, Minn. No. 724 Polaris It’s no secret most watercross racers share a love for motor sports of all kinds. Nick Gustafson is no exception. His precursor to watercross racing was dirt biking. However, a rather interesting tidbit about this rookie watercross racer is that he broke both legs in a dirt bike accident in 2005, and that still didn’t seem to cure him of his need for speed or the adrenaline rush of competing. “I guess I got bored in the summers after my dirt-biking days were over,” said Gustafson. “I needed something to do.” So he built a watercross sled. Gustafson’s first experience with watercross was in 2002 when the circuit included a race in Michigan and he attended the event. This is now his third year of racing, and his second world championship race. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the other racers and spending time with them,” said Gustafson. Taking a fifth in Moose Lake and a first in Brainerd, Gustafson was ready for the world championship race. Taking firsts in all his heats all weekend, Gustafson tied with two others for lane one in the final and had to draw for his lane. He drew lane three. “I took the EQ right away,” said Gustafson, “and stayed in second place

Jason McPheeters and his pit crew won the pit crew challenge.

Chad Maki takes his pro open victory lap. until David (Fischer) took the EQ.” At that point in the race, Gustafson was able to come underneath and take the lead for the win. “The weekend was great and just a lot of fun,” said Gustafson. “And the weather was great too, as long as you stayed hydrated!”

Pro Stock and Pro Open: Chad Maki, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. No. 413 Ski-Doo It would be a surprise to most if Chad Maki didn’t end up somewhere in the winner’s circle at the end of the world championship weekend. This year, however, he claims not one, but both pro titles. Pro Stock: As predicted going into the weekend, a tough battle between Maki and fellow pro racer Dale Lindbeck, No. 29, in the pro stock class kept fans unsure of who would seal the deal at the end. A quarter-final heat, with both Maki and Lindbeck, got the show started with a close-finish win in Lindbeck’s favor. In a tight finals race, with Lindbeck in lane one and Maki in lane two, Maki barely took the win. In fact, Lindbeck led the race for 7-1/2 laps with Maki pushing hard right behind him. “Dale’s by far my toughest competition in this class. Our lap times have to be within a tenth of a second,” said Maki. “It got real tiring following him the entire race waiting to make my move. I knew he still had the EQ to take so in the last corner I was able to cut underneath and finally take the lead.” Maki goes down in the record book now with five consecutive pro stock world championship titles. Pro Open: Maki came into the weekend with two pro open wins to his credit so far this season, and continued that trend throughout the weekend taking firsts in all his heats, earning him lane one in the final. The ever-present Lindbeck was in lane two, just opposite of the pro stock final lineup. Maki got the hole shot out of the gate and led the race from flag to flag. “I was pretty confident all weekend in the open class,” said Maki, although he acknowledged that two big threats were eliminated with fellow pro racers Brian McCurdy Jr. and Shawn Zurn out with injuries. Lindbeck ended the race in third place, though was in second place until the last lap when he took the EQ. In spite of the fact Lindbeck races his stock sled against the mods, his trademark tight corners coupled with his more than a few years of racing experience continue to qualify him as a valid threat in this class. “My sled ran good all weekend. I feel

Travis Audorff takes his victory lap in the semipro stock race. – Photos by Kerri Harter pretty good that I can race my stock sled against the mods and still make a statement,” laughed Lindbeck. “It’s kind of like bringing a knife to a gunfight!”

Pit Crew Challenge Race: Jason McPheeters, No. 7 Big Industries Racing team A vital, but often unnoticed, part of a racer’s success is his pit crew. These individuals work nonstop during the race and their primary purpose is to keep their racer’s sled performing at its best. If their racer goes down in a race, it’s not only their job to get the sled dried out and ready for competition again, but also to get the sled to the starting line in time for the next heat. The pit crew challenge race gives the pit crew a chance to show off their skills and efficiency. In this race, the racers go out on the water and intentionally sink. When all the sleds are back on shore, the pit crews get the signal to begin working their magic and get their racer’s sled running again. The first racer to get back on the water and complete a full lap wins. Jason McPheeters, No. 7, and his pit crew, Justin Gully, No. 116, and Wade Lund, No. 42, took this year’s trophy.

2012 winners include, from (L to R): Travis Audorff, Mike Simmons and Nick Gustafson.







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An all-cousin softball team by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer CENTURIA – The recent Memory Days softball tournament had an unusual softball squad in the playoff bracket, Nana’s Puppies, a team where every member carried a common bond, or several of them, it seemed. “They were all cousins!” stated Nancy Johnson of Centuria. Her son, Nick Johnson of Milltown, was the oldest of the cousins, or make that “puppies.” It seems the Puppies tradition goes back many years and started with David Tschida, who is Marjorie Tschida’s oldest son. He began to play in the Centuria tourney. “We’ve been coming up here for years. He [David] played the first 16 years,” Marjorie Tschida said from her home in Vadnais Heights, Minn. “Then my son-inlaw played, and they called them the ‘The Puppies.’ Then it kind of took off.’’ As the family grew older, and the kids kept coming, so, too, did the potential

Nana’s Puppies was a softball team made up entirely of cousins. They played at this year’s Memory Days softball tourney in Centuria. Every member of the team is part of the “litter” of Marjorie Tschida, or “Nana.” – Photo submitted softball team. “It was something we always wanted to do, and this year they were all finally old enough,” Nancy Johnson said. She is Marjorie’s daughter and was one of the many Puppies fans on the sidelines.

This year’s incarnation of Nana’s Puppies was the squad that achieved the feat. “The youngest just turned 16. We had to wait until he was old enough,” Marjorie said with pride. “Ten grandsons; one is married to a granddaughter, a boyfriend


and also a sort of adopted grandkid.” Most of the players were from the Twin Cities, but with lots of local connections, the Puppies proved to be a popular squad, even though some of the players were only occasional softball players. “One grandson was petrified!” Marjorie admitted. “He hadn’t played since T-ball. But I think they all had a great time.” The team also had unique T-shirts to identify them, with numbers showing their place in the Tschida order. ‘The numbers showed where they were in line as grandkids,” Marjorie said. “Mine just said ‘Nana!’” While the cousins as a softball team was supposed to be a one-time event, several of those involved admitted it was even more fun that they hoped, and yes, the team actually won a game and got to play several times that weekend. “It was quite an honor,” Marjorie said, adding that the cousin team concept has even more potential in the future. “I also have nine granddaughters who were there.” That’s quite a litter of pups.

More scenes from World Championship Watercross

Seven-year-old Alexis Kison was having fun doing high jumps in the children’s fun area at Grantsburg watercross Saturday afternoon, July 21.

The World Championship Watercross drew a huge crowd at Memory Lake in Grantsburg this past weekend, July 21-22. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Grantsburg’s Shaun Lindus squared off against Tony Dayton of St. Francis, Minn., in the arm-wrestling competiton, one of many fun activities held during watercross weekend.

A group of young race fans try to stay cool under a tent.

36th-annual World Championship Watercross results

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Name Mike Simmons Krystle Kulenkamp John Dube Laura Henderson Gina Lamb Josh Nestrud

600 Drags City Superior Mora, Minn. Woodbury, Minn. Fond du Lac Isanti, Minn. Grasston, Minn.

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Name David Fischer Krista Maki-Zurn Charlie Fleck Blake Pendzimas Jonathon Holmes Robert Henderson

800 Drags City Eagan, Minn. Ely, Minn. Green Bay Isanti, Minn. Grantsburg Fond du Lac

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Kyle Carpenter Dale Lindbeck Andy Busse Jason Mcpheeters Joey Strub Chris Nordang Howie Steenberg Shawn Zurn Matthew Podgorski Jeff Fischer Clint Fjosne

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Name Chad Maki Dale Lindbeck Howie Steenberg Ryan Desjardins Andy Busse Ole Baillargeon Jason Guy Daryl Orlieb Arthur Coen Matt Ledin Ben Grandprey Kyle Carpenter

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Stacy, Minn. Chisago City, Minn. Berlin Zimmerman, Minn. Bayport, Minn.

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Spectators lined up for photos and autographs from KQRS radio personality Brian Zepp, including Leader reporter Cilla Bauer, during the KQ crew’s appearance at the Grantsburg Watercross last Saturday afternoon.

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David Fischer Zachary Carpenter Cole Engstrand Bob Gysbers Ryan Keith Justin Gully Cody Engstrand Dan Roth Josh Anderson Trevor Fjosne Dan Hanson

Eagan, Minn. Isanti, Minn. Luck Shafer, Minn. Siren Zimmerman, Minn. Luck Chaska, Minn. Eau Claire Willow River, Minn. Cedar, Minn.

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Semi-Pro Stock Name City Travis Audorff Chippewa Falls Cole Engstrand Luck Zachary Bruce Ramsey, Minn. Marvin Podgorski Jr. Merrill Trevor Fjosne Willow River, Minn. David Fischer Eagan, Minn. Matt Gregor Redgranite Matt Toth St. Francis, Minn. Eric Keith Siren Joe Swanson Ely, Minn. Mike Simmons Superior Brandon Kulenkamp Hinckley, Minn.

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In and out of Luck race continues to grow

The In and Out of Luck 5K race held during Lucky Days festivities on the morning of Saturday, July 21, had 98 entrants this year. The event continues to grow, having 52 entrants last year, which was the first time in about 10 years the event has been held during Lucky Days. – Photos by Marty Seeger

LEFT: Jacob Ohnstad, 16, of Grantsburg, was the first-place finisher in the male division during the In and Out of Luck Race. Ohnstad was more than two minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. The second-place male was Jes Pedersen, and coming in third place was Tevin Anderson. Both boys are 15 years old.

RIGHT: Taylor Rambo, 17, was the first-place female finisher during the In and Out of Luck race held Saturday, July 21. Candace Jacobs, 31, came in second place, and Valerie Jorgenson, 46, was third overall.

There were certainly no age restrictions during the successful In and Out of Luck 5K, and everyone, including this young competitor, seemed to enjoy every minute of the

Havel, Gunderson continue streaks by Josh Lehnertz and Terry Lehnertz St. Croix Valley Raceway CENTURIA – A midweek drenching left the grounds at St. Croix Valley Raceway soggy, and the racetrack extremely fast. On the night of the track’s Valley 500 freefood promotion, mostly familiar faces visited victory lane. Jason Havel, Greg Gunderson, Oliver Swanson, Johnny Parsons III and Justin Oestreich scored the evening’s feature wins. The first feature on the track was the pure stock main event. Early on, the No. 4 of Tony DuBois and No. 118 of Greg Hallin were battling for the lead but by lap three, Jason Havel had caught them. On the fourth circuit, Havel shot to the point

and started to check out, leaving DuBois and Hallin to battle with Jay Folz and Ben Kaphing. Deeper in the field, the 11thstarting Jake Silbernagel was finding speed and gaining positions. On lap nine of the 15-lap feature, Silbernagel was battling for fifth with Kyle Hallin. Contact between the two resulted in Hallin veering hard into the turn-four wall, ending his night. In the end it was Jason Havel winning his seventh consecutive, and handing out SCVR T-shirts and treats for the fans after the win. The rest of the top five consisted of Folz, Greg Hallin, Silbernagel and Jon Wigchers. Five UMSS micro sprints were on hand for their feature, with four-time winner



Team Overall Siren Assembly 8-1 Calvary Covenant 5-2 Webster Baptist 5-3 Faith Lutheran 5-3 Falun Churches 5-3 Frederic Free 5-4 Trade Lake Baptist 4-5 Siren Covenant/Bethany 3-4 New Hope Lutheran 3-5 W.Sweden/Zion Lutheran 1-8 Trade River Free 0-8 Scores Thursday, July 19 Falun Churches 12, Calvary Covenant 3 New Hope Lutheran 20, W.Sweden/Zion Lutheran 14 Siren Assembly 16, Trade River Free 7 Friday, July 20 Siren Covenant/Bethany 15, Webster Baptist 7 Frederic Free 10, Trade Lake Baptist 7


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

Overall 9-2 9-2 9-2 7-4 4-6 3-8 3-8 3-9 3-9

Scores Wednesday, July 18 St. Croix 9, True Quality Auto Body 8 Bon Ton 17, Sundown 15 Chell Well 19, Sundown 14 Edina Realty 14, Pour House 13 Lake Lena 17, Wayne’s 10


Standings Team Overall Coyland Creek 8-3 Beehive 9-1 Smith Family Eye Care 7-2 Kris’ Pheasant Inn 5-5 Trap Rock 3-1 Top Spot Tavern 4-3 Maurer Construction 2-7 Big Butz BBQ 2-8 Best Western 1-9 Scores Monday, July 23 Kris’ Pheasant Inn 14, Coyland Creek 12 Top Spot Tavern 21, Maurer Construction 9 Beehive 16, Smith Family Eye Care 15 Smith Family Eye Care 23, Big Butz BBQ 5 Beehive 29, Best Western 4


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Gunderson taking the lead in the first corner after starting fourth. On lap two, the 14k of Allison Berger was battling for second with Ty Sampair when she tipped on her side, bringing out the event’s only caution. Once Berger’s car was righted, she was able to continue, but only for another lap before she had to retire for the night. On the restart the No. 3 Purple Communications micro driven by Parsons took third from the No. 77 of Tony Duran. At the double checkers, it was “Silent Thunder” Gunderson claiming his fifth consecutive victory at SCVR by a wide margin over Sampair, Parsons and Duran. In the North Branch Shooting Range future four main event, Dylan Roberts and Oliver Swanson paced the field to green, with Swanson holding the point early. Behind Swanson, Kyle Dahlheimer, Roberts, and Derek Reding were battling for position. On lap six, Dahlheimer brought out the yellow as his hot rod stalled just before the pit entrance. On the restart, it was three wide in turn two for second between Reding, Chris Rick and Roberts as Swanson still held the lead. On lap nine of 15 Roberts had suspension problems and stopped on the front stretch, bringing out another caution. On the restart the battle for second was between Rick, Reding and Nicki DuBois. At the final checkers it was Swanson, Rick, Reding, Dubois and Alex Hallin in the top five. The fourth feature of the night was the Sterling Bank UMSS traditional sprints. On the first lap of 20, the new and still unlettered No. 78 of Rob Caho Jr. and the No. 12 of Parsons battled for the lead. On lap two, Jack Clark got into the Olympic spirit by triple-flipping his car in turn four. While Clark was all right, his ride was not, and required a tow back to his hauler. On the restart, Caho and Parsons were battling again but this time “the Rocket Man” Kevin Bradwell joined the fight after passing Denny Stordahl. After Parsons pulled away a little with seven laps to go, Bradwell passed Caho and started to reel in Parsons in lapped traffic. As the double checkered flags waved, it was Parsons first across the line, followed by Bradwell, Caho, Stordahl and Jimmy Kouba. The WISSOTA Midwest modifieds were the last feature of the night with Kevin Marlett and Tyler English pacing the 14-

car field. Fifth-starting Grant Southworth led in the early going before first-heat race winner Oestreich took over the point on lap four. Behind Oestreich, Southworth, Marlett, Josh Bazey and Tony Schill battled for position. As the laps ticked off, Oestreich, Southworth and Bazey settled into the top three spots, with a lot of activity and hard charging deeper in the field. After starting last, John Remmington was flirting with a top-five spot prior to halfway while Corey Fogleson was working his way up as well. With all 20 laps in the books, Oestreich made it a clean sweep in front of Southworth, Bazey, Remmington, Schill and Fogleson. St. Croix Valley Raceway closes out the month on Friday night, July 27,with Thunder in the Valley No. 3, featuring the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw sprint series. Joining the IRA will be the UMSS traditional sprints, WISSOTA Midwest modifieds and the SCVR future fours. Additional details for these or any other future events at St. Croix Valley Raceway can be found on the track’s Web site,

Race summary: WISSOTA Midwest modifieds feature: Justin Oestreich, Grant Southworth, Josh Bazey, John Remmington, Tony Schill, Cory Fogleson, Kevin Marlett, Greg Arnt, Doug Toepper, Jacob Toepper, Mike Halvorsen, Elizabeth Toepper, Mike Haseltine and Tyler English. UMSS traditional sprints feature: Johnny Parsons III, Kevin Bradwell, Rob Caho Jr., Denny Stordahl, Jimmy Kouba, Katrina Sautbine, Adam Taubert, Tom Porter, Mike Huesmann and Jack Clark. UMSS micro sprints feature: Greg Gunderson, Ty Sampair, Johnny Parsons III, Tony Duran and Allison Berger. Pure stocks feature: Jason Havel, Jay Folz, Greg Hallin, Jake Silbernagel, Jon Wigchers, Justin Rick, Ben Kaphing, Mike Olsen, Dennis Stordahl, Tony DuBois, Mason McEvers, Kyle Hallin and Brandon Davis. Future fours feature: Oliver Swanson, Chris Rick, Derek Reding, Nicki DuBois, Alex Hallin, Payton English, Chris Arnett, Dylan Roberts and Kyle Dahlheimer.








Timber Swindler 5K race

ST. CROIX FALLS – The Timber Swindler 5K race Saturday, July 21, during Wannigan Days is the revival, after 177 years, of a race in Sweden. Then, lumberjacks in steel-toed boots and red-andblack checkered flannel shirts would houst logs on their shoulders and run, carrying the logs, stolen, to buyers of their timber. Much has changed now. There were no lumberjacks Saturday, just runners of all ages set for a tough run through city streets. The race started almost immediately with a steep climb up wooded Maple Street to the school. In places, the runners had to dodge people and cars. The race was followed by a 1K for the very young. The Timber Swindler 5K was sponsored by Cyclova XC, Snap Fitness and The IT Guys, with help from the Ice Age Trail Alliance. – Gregg Westigard

The contestants are ready for the start of the Timber Swindler 5K race held Saturday, July 21, during Wannigan Days. – Photos by Gregg Westigard

The participants of the 1K race begin their journey to the finish line.

A 5K runner rests while her little sister gets ready for the 1K.

Participants were cheered on as they neared the finish line.

The Timber Swindler 5K race proved to be a race the whole family could participate in.

Luck Days softball tournament LEFT: Ali Lehmann hits the ball for the Maxwell Heating team during the Lucky Days co-ed softball tournament last weekend, July 21-22. RIGHT: A tag is put down at home plate, and below, The Scoop team poses with their secondplace trophy. Gross Trucking took first overall, followed by the Scoop, Bottle Shop and Denucci's in fourth. – Photos by Jenna Clemenson

Kiddie tractor pull in Luck

A look of determination and joy during the A young boy gives it all he has during a kiddie tractor pull. kiddie tractor pull held during Lucky Days in Luck on Sunday, July 22. – Photos by Gregg Kiddie tractor pull results Westigaard Age 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Winner Grayson Hendricks Hunter Stordahl Kasey Johnson Samantha Mondor Cameron Johnson Dakota Minor Tate Ovik Austyn Morse Ari Parker

City Luck Centuria Cushing Star Prairie Luck Clear Lake Frederic Spooner Webster

Lawn mower races results

Another young man determined to finish strong at the kiddie tractor pull.

Class 0-12 HP 13-17 HP 18+ HP Powder Puff Pure Stock

Winner Matt Despiegelaere Tyler Anderson Rick Boen Kiara Swanson Jaden Schurr




It’s time for a meal of largemouth bass

There are so many times throughout the summer when fishing just doesn’t sound like that much fun. It sounds crazy, sure, but when it’s pushing 90plus degrees on a calm Saturday afternoon, Marty and the jet skiers, wake Seeger boarders, pontoon enthusiasts and kids and grown-ups alike are piling off floating rafts The along the lakeshore, Bottom fishing seems kind of pointless. In other Line words, crowds aren’t that much fun to fish around, but when you’ve got that tiny window of opportunity even when the lakes are churning gray from all the boat and community traffic, I’ve learned to deal with it and take advantage of any time I can spend on the water. Even if it was only the fifth time I’d been on the lake to fish all summer, it proved to be worth every minute. It took a conscious push to get me out on the water even just for a few hours, especially since my three-hour window happened to be between 1 and 4 p.m. It’s not known to be the best time of day for catching fish, especially when temperatures exceed 90 degrees, but I’ve been

proven wrong on several occasions, and this outing was no exception. Keeping the fishing simple, I brought a cooler of ice, a bait-caster and a few crank baits. This trip was intended to be catch and release only, but I’ve never been one to throw back a surprise pike, walleye or even a bass, so I brought some ice just in case. Living near Balsam Lake is a significant advantage when it comes to finding bass. There’s plenty of good water that surrounds it too. Loveless has always topped my list because of its solitude, but Long Lake, Half Moon and even Wild Goose can be good too, and they’re all within a 10- or 15-minute drive. On just about any lake in Polk or Burnett county, there’s no shortage of bass it seems, and in just my second hour of fishing I probably boated 10 bass on the same crankbait I’ve been using for years. Only the hooks have been changed on this lure over time as they became rusty, and the overall look is a bit shabby. Perhaps the chips and rust stains are its main attraction, or the rattle inside. I have no clue who made the lure, or what kind it is, but I do know it works nearly every time, and I pray that someday, a stump or slinky pike doesn’t take it away. There were several sublegal bass caught during my short outing, but at least four fish were well over the legal 14inch size limit, including one that was pushing 22 inches. The fish probably weighed close to 5 pounds or maybe more and quickly went back to the water. But seeing as how I had packed a cooler of ice, and the fishing was so darn good, the next legal bass wasn’t so lucky. I kept the next fish measuring about 15 inches

thing a little different to do so. You might be shocked at how tasty a bass can taste, if prepared correctly. This recipe was posted by Jill Novatt, on, and titled pan-fried largemouth bass with lemon garlic herb butter sauce. You can tone down the ingredients as I did to make it work for one bass. I also didn’t have any chervil or lemon juice available, but it still tasted delicious.

Where legal, keeping smaller bass can be a great way to feed your need for a tasty fish fry. But the bigger can taste just as good, especially those between 14 and 16 inches.– Photo by Marty Seeger and made a few more casts before heading for home. Since I’d be eating alone the next day, I saved the bass for brunch, and the one fish proved to be more than enough for one person. It was also nice having just one fish to clean, as opposed to a mess of 15 or 20 bluegills. My last attempt at frying bass was mixed. I tried baking them on the grill with butter and aluminum foil but something was missing. Frying them like any normal fish in a beer batter or dry mix has always been a tasty way to eat any fish, including bass, but I wanted to try something a little different. To my surprise, it actually worked and almost seemed too simple. A short search on the Internet turned up this tasty recipe, and I’d encourage anyone who wants to try some-

Ingredients • 4 largemouth bass fillets, skin removed • Salt • Pepper • 1 cup flour • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 tablespoon garlic, sliced thin • 1/4-cup mild fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, chervil, oregano • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Directions Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Heat a saute pan on top of the grill. When the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat. Dredge the bass fillets in the flour and shake off any excess. Place the fillets in the pan and pan fry about three minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove the fish from the pan. Add the rest of the butter to the pan and melt. When the butter is hot, add the sliced garlic. Fry the garlic until it just begins to turn light golden brown. Add the herbs and remove from the heat. Carefully, add the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, place a fillet on a plate and spoon some of the lemon garlic herb butter over the fish.

Trapper education workshop offered at Crex in August GRANTSBURG – A trapper education workshop will be held at the Department of Natural Resources Crex Meadows headquarters north of Grantsburg on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19. Firsttime trappers are reminded that they are required to complete a trapper education course before buying a trapping or patron’s license. Anyone planning on trapping otter or fisher are reminded that the deadline is

Wednesday, Aug. 1, and permits can be applied for before they take the class. On Saturday, the course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an evening meal and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a breakfast and lunch. The workshop is sponsored and taught by the DNR and the Wisconsin Trappers Association. It is open to all persons regardless of age. Cost of the course includes a manual, 2012 trapping license

and three meals. Novice trappers will learn humane and efficient methods of trapping, exposure to and training with equipment, information on furbearers, preparing and handling furs, history of the fur trade and trapping rules and regulations. Students will also get field experience setting traps and proper equipment care. Because of space limitations and meal counts, preregistration is required. To reg-

ister and receive more information about the course contact Steve Hoffman or Paul Petersen at 715-463-2896 at the Crex Meadows headquarters or 715-566-3121 after 5 p.m. Lodging at the Meadows bunkhouse is also available for those needing to spend the night. Check with Petersen about the sleeping accommodations. – Marty Seeger with submitted information

Baiting and feeding ban remains in effect Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties included in ban SPOONER – A ban on baiting and feeding white-tailed deer in Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn counties, which was implemented May 10 due to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild whitetailed deer on private land in Washburn County, will be strictly enforced by Wisconsin conservation wardens. Both state and federal veterinary laboratories confirmed the finding. Later DNA testing confirmed that the deer is from the area. Barron, Burnett and Polk counties are within a 10-mile radius of the location of

the Washburn County property on which this CWD-positive deer was found. State law requires that counties or portions of counties within a 10-mile radius of a game farm or free-ranging CWD-positive are included in the baiting and feeding prohibition. With the addition of these four counties, baiting and feeding of deer is banned in 32 Wisconsin counties. “We know hunters want to do what they can to assure health of the deer herd. These baiting and feeding regulations are aimed at just that and enforcing them will be a priority for wardens,” said regional conservation Warden David Zebro. “We plan to work with the public for voluntary compliance with the ban, but are prepared to issue citations to people flaunting the ban.” No changes are planned for the 2012 deer hunting season rules in the affected counties other than the ban on baiting and

Aug. 1 permit deadline looms SPOONER – Wednesday, Aug. 1, is the deadline to apply for harvest permit applications for a number of species. Applications are due for the following seasons: Fall wild turkey, Canada geese in the Horicon Zone, sharp-tailed grouse, bobcat, fisher and otter. Any fall turkey per-

mits remaining after the initial drawing will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, a departure from previous years when sales didn’t start until noon. Leftover fall turkey permits will be sold by zone until sold out or the season ends. – with information from the DNR

feeding, said Tom Hauge, director of the DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management. Hunters will be asked to provide tissue samples from deer killed within a 10-mile radius of the CWD-positive doe for further surveillance testing. Details of the sampling and testing program will be shared in subsequent news releases and on the DNR Web site keyword CWD. “Baiting and feeding of deer unnecessarily increases the risk of spreading CWD and other diseases,” Hauge said. “Animal health is important to preserving our great hunting tradition and is a foundation of tourism and vital to local businesses.” Baiting and feeding increase risks of spreading communicable diseases, like CWD, by concentrating deer in one spot. Deer using one spot are more at risk for spreading a disease. Individuals can still feed birds and

small mammals provided the feeding devices are at a sufficient height or design to prevent access by deer and the feeding device is within 50 yards of a human dwelling. This ban does not affect the use of bait for hunting bear or training bear dogs. “Warden typically respond to violations of law based on citizen complaints. Our Department is also planning to use aerial enforcement to assure the legal hunter is not disadvantaged by a person baiting deer,” said Zebro. The fine for illegal baiting ranges from $343.50 - $745.50 depending on how much bait is illegally placed. The fine for feeding contrary to the ban is $343.50. Learn more about CWD at (exit DNR) or go to the DNR Web site and search CWD. – from the DNR

Great Northern Outdoors Bass Fishing League Standings Week 10 Co-sponsored by BLC Well Drilling in Milltown Standings

1. Long/Nelson, 68 lbs., 1 oz. 2. Main Dish, 66 lbs., 10 oz. 3. 46 Store, 65 lbs., 3 oz. 4. Bon Ton, 61 lbs., 15 oz. 5. Luck Sport Marine, 61 lbs., 7 oz. 6. Milltown Dock, 56 lbs., 10 oz. 7. Laqua/Allee, 50 lbs., 13 oz. 8. Northern Bar, 49 lbs., 10 oz.

9. Jim Duncan, 48 lbs., 9 oz. 10. Air World 43 lbs., 6 oz. 11. Dockmasters, 37 lbs., 8 oz. 12. Dairy Queen 36 lbs., 9 oz. 13. Brad/Cody, 36 lbs., 0 oz. 14. Hack’s Pub, 35 lbs., 9 oz. 15. GNO, 34 lbs., 9 oz. 16. Subway, 33 lbs., 9 oz. 17. Mosseys, 32 lbs., 10 oz.

18. Cory/Jamie, 28 lbs., 2 oz. 19. Ones/Roberts, 21 lbs., 10 oz. Big bass/Big bag weekly winner: Big Bass: Dairy Queen, 3 lbs., 5 oz. Big Bag: Jim Duncan, 8 lbs., 10 oz.


Burnett and Polk County deaths Burnett County Dennis N. Below, 58, Town of Scott, died July 4, 2012. Polk County Larry J. Thaemert, 67, Luck, died July 4, 2012. John M. Nasseff Jr., 68, Oakdale, Minn., died July 7, 2012.

Lonnie R. Walker, 76, Town of Georgetown, died July 8, 2012. Alan Jones, 58, Town of Sterling, died July 10, 2012. Nancy J. Fenton, 65, Town of Eureka, died July 13, 2012.

Polk County marriage licenses Jennifer K. Toepper, Township of Lent, Minn., and Phillip E. DeBilzan, Township of Lent, Minn., issued July 15, 2012. Tamera M. Cone, Clayton, and Chadwick T. Hanks, Clayton, issued July 18, 2012. Nelisena T. Johnson, Osceola, and Jacob P. Landahl,

Osceola, issued July 19, 2012. Shelby L. Turner, Bloomington, Minn., and Zachary H. Bastian, Bloomington, Minn., issued July 19, 2012. Suzannah K. Clark, Town of Sterling, and Joseph M. Pruski, Town of Sterling, issued July 21, 2012.


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(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. Brian R. Winges 4721 Fable Hill Parkway North Hugo, Minnesota 55038, TOTI Holdings, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company 1245 Gun Club Road White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV352 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO BRIAN R. WINGES AND TOTI HOLDINGS, LLC, A MINNESOTA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; CARE OF ITS MANAGER, BRIAN WINGES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after July 11, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorneys, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: June 27, 2012 ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 David C. Anastasia, #1027144 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16092 564738



(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. St. Croix Falls 30 Acres, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company 1245 Gun Club Road White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV351 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO ST. CROIX FALLS 30 ACRES, LLC, A MINNESOTA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; CARE OF ITS MANAGER, BRIAN WINGES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after July 11, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorneys, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, The Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: June 27, 2012. ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 David C. Anastasi, #1027144 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16092

Effective August 15, 2012, revise the following sections of the Code or Ordinances of the Village of Webster by amending Ordinance 167-15 – Closing Hours to read as follows: Class “A” and “Class A” licenses. “Class A” liquor licensed premises may remain open for the conduct of their regular business daily between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., and Class “A” fermented malt beverage licensed premises between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight. Respectfully submitted, Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk Village of Webster 565868 49-50L WNAXLP (July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation 304 Cascade Street Osceola, Wisconsin 54020, Plaintiff, vs. Glen Johnson Construction, Inc., a Minnesota corporation 118 East Chestnut Street, #1 Stillwater, Minnesota 55082, Glen E. Johnson 433 County Road A Hudson, Wisconsin 54016, Citizens State Bank, a Wisconsin state bank 375 Stageline Road P.O. Box 247 Hudson, Wisconsin 54016 John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants. Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV157 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on June 15, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 106 filed in Volume “1” of Certified Survey Maps, page 107, being part of Lot 8 of Warren Park Addition to the Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property PID is 002-02112-0000). Dated this 25th day of June, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 (651) 439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#16079

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(July 25, Aug. 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A Plaintiff vs. LURA E. YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LURA E. YOUNG; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 2453 STATE ROAD 35, LUCK, WI 54853; Defendant NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11 CV 626 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 4, 2012, in the amount of $112,666.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 607 recorded in Volume 3 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 99 as Document No. 391515, being located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 of NE 1/4) of Section Thirty-Two (32), Township Thirty-Six (36) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 0036-007520000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2453 State Rd. 35, Luck, Wisconsin 54853. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 565885 WNAXLP

Burnett County warrants Charles A. Antill, 53, Spooner, warrant – failure to appear, July 11. Krystal A. Berrard, 28, Siren, warrant – failure to appear, July 13. Kyle Berschneider, 32, Haugen, warrant – failure to appear, July 13. Trenton J. Cairns, 18, Webster, failure to pay fines, July 13. Larry A. Graf, 33, Shell Lake, arrest warrant – complaint, July 9.

Lois A. Keenan, 24, Bloomer, warrant – failure to appear, July 11. Matthew C. Matrious, 23, Danbury, warrant – failure to appear, July 11. Kyle D. Rufsholm, 25, Siren, arrest warrant – complaint, July 11. Jon D. Songetay, 24, Danbury, warrant – failure to appear, July 11.

Burnett County marriage licenses Matthew C. Daniels, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Casey J. Emery, Town of Meenon, issued July 16, 2012.

Dale E. Petersen, Town of Scott, and Dawn M. Simonson, Town of Scott, issued July 18, 2012.


Town of Anderson • Burnett County, Wisconsin

The Town of Anderson is seeking sealed bids for a new skid steer loader, 70 net horse power minimum. Contact Randy Schadow for specifics of bid. Sealed bids can be sent to: Town of Anderson, Attn.: Randy Schadow, 13808 Anderson Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840 and should be marked “Skid Steer Bid.” Bids are to be received no later than August 6, 2012, at noon. All bids will be opened and reviewed August 7, 2012, at the Town of Anderson Board of Supervisors meeting located at the town hall. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For questions on the bid or specifications contact: Randy Schadow, 715488-2911. Jessica King, Clerk 565710 38a 49L WNAXLP


The Siren Board of Education is seeking applicants for the completion of Molly Bentley’s three-year term. The effective date of this office would be midAugust, 2012 until April of 2015. District residents interested in this position should pick up an application at the District Office of the 565304 Siren Schools. 48-50L Application Deadline: August 10, 2012, 4 p.m.


Shingle Roof Replacement Burnett County Housing Authority Webster, Wisconsin 54893 Project Address: Cedarwood Manor West Apartments 7354 E. Main Street Webster, Wisconsin 54893 DESCRIPTION OF WORK Bids will be received by the Burnett County Housing Authority for a single prime contract that includes removal of existing roof materials, installation of new roof materials and related work on the Cedarwood Manor West Apartment building. Proposals are to be in the form of a single lump sum price and submitted on the bid form provided. COMPLETION SCHEDULE The project will be awarded by the end of August. Substantial completion of the project is to be within 60 days from the date indicated in the notice to proceed. DOCUMENTS Bid documents may be obtained from the Architect upon payment of $20 for each set. Checks are to be written to the Burnett County Housing Authority. Bidders returning complete bid documents in good condition within twenty-one (21) days of the bid award and Contractors awarded the Project will be refunded their deposit. No refunds will be made after 21 days. Electronic bid documents (PDF files) are available from the Architect at no cost. BID SECURITY Each bidder must provide a bid security with their bid in the amount of 5% of their bid. The bid security is to be a bid bond; a cashier’s check is not acceptable as a bid security. PREBID CONFERENCE A Prebid Conference will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Burnett County Housing Authority’s main office at 7350 East Main Street, Webster, Wisconsin 54893. The meeting will include discussion of the Bid Documents, scope of the work and bid requirements. All bidding contractors are encouraged to attend the Prebid Conference. TIME AND DATE OF BID Submit sealed bid no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, to the Owner at 7350 East Main Street, P.O. Box 41, Webster, Wisconsin 54893. Bids received will then be opened publicly and read aloud. Each bidder shall submit their bid on the approved Bid Form and include with their bid related information. Bids will not be accepted by fax or telephone. Bids received after the date and hour listed will be returned unopened. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within sixty (60) days after date of bid opening. The Owner shall have the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities or irregularities in a Bid received, and to accept the Bid which, in the Owner’s judgment, is in the Owner’s best interest. Date: July 23, 2012 Owner: Burnett County Housing Authority Mark Olsen - Executive Director 7350 East Main Street P.O. Box 41 Webster, Wisconsin 54893 715-866-8231 Architect: Craig Selander, Architect, LLC 216 South Oak Street 49-50L Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840 565957 39-40a 715-463-3151 WNAXLP



Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College All Locations WITC is seeking candidates for a part-time Health Sciences Instructor at any of the WITC Campus locations. Teaching responsibilities may include general anatomy and physiology, advanced anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, pathophysiology and natural sciences.

Deadline to apply: August 15, 2012 WISCONSIN For a complete list of qualifications INDIANHEAD and to apply, visit our Web site at TECHNICAL 565883 COLLEGE TTY 711 49r,L 39a-e WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator.


Public input is being sought for the 2013 Department of Health & Human Services Plan and Budget. The public is invited to attend two meetings to provide input. We are seeking comments from clients, providers, interested citizens and community agencies as to the adequacy and need for services in such areas as services to juveniles, child protective services, services to the elderly and handicapped, mental health services, substance abuse services, services to the developmentally disabled and any other services being or needing to be provided in the community. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 165 of the Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 165 of the Burnett County Government Center, 7410 County Road K, Siren, WI 54872. Written comments may also be submitted prior to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, addressed to: Burnett County Department of Health & Human Services Attn.: Katherine Peterson, Director 565690 7410 County Road K #280 49L 39a WNAXLP Siren, WI 54872 The meeting site is accessible to the physically disabled.

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF LUCK Notice is hereby given that Open Book for the Town of Luck will be July 26, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Board of Review for the Town of Luck, Polk County, shall hold its first meeting on the 26th day of July, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Luck 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 the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of 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 of Review, 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 of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes that the Assessor requests. The Town of Luck 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 information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of 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. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 565712 38a 49L WNAXLP




Will be held Sunday, August 26, 2012 From Noon - 2 p.m. At The Webster Fire Hall 7420 Main St. W., Webster WI

Position: One .6 position serving grade 9, beginning with 2012 - 13 school year. Coaching and/or advisory positions may also be available. Unity High School was recently selected as one of the top 25 high schools in the state of Wisconsin by U.S. News and World Report.


Qualifications Necessary: Qualified applicants of high character should possess a high level of content knowledge; believe all students can learn and that teachers play an active role in the learning process; display strong communication, leadership and organizational skills; enjoy working with teenagers; be willing to collaborate with colleagues; have strong technology skills as Unity High Schools beginning a 1:1 iPad initiative; and be dedicated individuals who exhibit a strong desire to improve student learning. Requirements: Applicants must have appropriate DPI licensure (300) or be eligible for such licensure. Additional licenses preferred. How to Apply: Qualified, interested persons should apply by sending a letter of application, district application (available at, resume, and copy of license or evidence of license eligibility, transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Brandon W. Robinson, District Administrator Unity School District 1908 150th Street, Hwy. 46 North Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7267 Deadline: August 3, 2012 E.O.E. Unity School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. 566076 49L 39a,d

NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF LaFOLLETTE BURNETT COUNTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of LaFollette of Burnett County shall hold its first meeting on the 11th day of August, 2012, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the LaFollette 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 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 the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for the 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 of Review the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate value of the land and of the improvements that are 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 subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73-03(2a) of WI Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of LaFollette has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expense that is provided to the Assessor under the paragraph which provides exceptions to persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) WI Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. Respectfully Submitted, Town of LaFollette Linda Terrian, Clerk

STATE OF WISCONSIN TOWN OF LaFOLLETTE BURNETT COUNTY Pursuant to s.70.45 Wis. Stats., the Town of LaFollette assessment roll will be open for examination on the 11th day of August, 2012, at the LaFollette Town Hall, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 25th day of July, 2012. Linda Terrian, Clerk 565880 49L 39a WNAXLP

Will Follow Open Book Starting Sunday, August 26, 2012, 2 - 4 p.m. Also At The Fire Hall 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 any assessment unless, at least 48 hrs. before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hrs. before the objection is heard if the objection if allowed under sub. (3) (a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m), 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 s.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 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 coping under s.19.35(1). 565696 49L 39a WNAXLP Respectfully Submitted, Deanna J Krause, Clerk (July 25, Aug. 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First State Bank and Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Larry Wayne Tjaden and Eileen Farrell-Tjaden, Defendants. Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 11 CV 794 Hon. Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 8th day of February, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: August 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects. PLACE: Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: A parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 27, Township 34 North, Range 17 West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast Corner of Section 27; thence North 01º39’41” West 1,287.34 feet to the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence South 88º43’04” West 1,316.32 feet to the Southwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence South 01º42’17” East 1,072.31 feet along the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter being the point of beginning; thence South 01º42’17” East 94.00 feet along said East line to a point on the northerly right-ofway line of U.S. Highway 8;

thence south 89º14’22” West 1,111.38 feet along said rightof-way line to a meander line of Balsam Creek; thence North 29º24’40” West 680.12 feet along said meander line; thence North 11º32’38” West 33.00 feet; thence Easterly 644.95 feet on the arc of a circle concave to the South having a radius of 700.00 feet the chord of said arc bearing South 75º08’56” East 622.38 feet; thence South 48º45’14” East 234.18 feet; thence Southeasterly 424.40 feet on the arc of a circle concave to the Northeast and having a radius of 700.00 feet the chord of said arc bearing South 66º07’22” East 417.93 feet; thence South 83º29’31” East 291.12 feet to the point of beginning, including those lands lying between the meander line and the thread of Balsam Creek. Parcel II: Together with a 66 foot wide ingress-egress and utility easement, the centerline of which is described as follows: Commencing at the southeast Corner of Section 27; thence South 88º19’35” West 1,128.76 feet along the South line of said section; thence North 03º33’00” East 76.53 feet to the North right-ofway line of U.S. Highway 8 and the point of beginning; thence continuing North 03º33’00” East 118.91 feet; thence North 83º29’31” West 497.68 feet; thence Northwesterly 424.40 feet on the arc of a circle concave to the Northeast and having a radius of 700.00 feet the chord of said arc bearing North 66º07’22” West 417.93 feet; thence North 48º45’14” West 234.18 feet; thence Westerly 644.95 feet on the arc of a circle concave to the South and having a radius of 700.00 feet the chord of said arc bearing North 75º08’56” West 622.38 feet and there terminating. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1435F U.S. Hwy. 8, Amery. WI. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County Stein & Moore, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 332 Minnesota St., Ste. W-1650 St. Paul, MN 55101 565749 WNAXLP 651-224-9683



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Science Teacher (6th-12th) Online School Billy Beesley 715-463-2531 or 715-463-3108 Forward is an online charter school of the leading Grantsburg School District, serving students throughout the entire state of WI. iForward is seeking highly qualified instructors in Science 6th-12th grades to serve our program’s rigorous, interactive and personalized educational program. The Online Instructor is responsible for all aspects of educating learners who have the opportunity to fulfill their potential in an online environment. Instructors will organize and implement instructional practices with the end goal of student achievement and academic success in accordance with District and state policies and laws. Some of these responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Orientating students to the online coursework and communicate course requirements. Use synchronous and asynchronous tools as part of the instruction. Maintain regular office hours to be reachable by students and parents. Track student progress providing individualization for successful completion. Conference with parents of students by phone or online. Utilize program systems to grade, communicate and track progress. Communicate with teachers, administrators and parents as needed. Respond to student messages and discussions per district and state policy. Strong relational skills and a passion for student success in the nontraditional environment. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required. Preferred experience with online instruction. Appropriate state teaching certification. Meet highly qualified teacher requirements. High level of content and subject matter knowledge. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Organization and time management skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other online tools. Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule. College Board qualified/approved if teaching AP courses. The School District of Grantsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap. Send resume, transcripts, letters of reference and credentials to: iForward, Attn.: Executive Director, Grantsburg School District, 480 E. James Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840 or e-mail to: Grantsburg School District 480 E. James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 Same as the employer address. The School District of Grantsburg is located primarily in Burnett County with a small portion in Polk County in northwestern Wisconsin, just east of the Wisconsin/ Minnesota border and the St. Croix River. The District is headquartered in the Village of Grantsburg, approximately 75 miles northeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area. The District operates two elementary schools, a middle school and a senior high school. The District incorporates approximately 278 square miles. The current District population is approximately 5,000 with School District enrollment at 1,000. The area attracts many tourists and vacationers to its scenic and recreational areas. The St. Croix River National Scenic Parkway borders the District on the west, providing all types of water recreational sports, camping opportunities and hiking. The Village of Grantsburg serves as the gateway to the 30,000-acre Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. The Fish Lake Wildlife Area is also located in and around the District. The 11.5 kilometer Grantsburg Nordic Ski Trail is located in and around the Village of Grantsburg. 565945 49-50L

(July 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HARLEY RICHARD DLOUHY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 27R PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth December 30, 1931, and date of death March 27, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 420 Pine Court, St. Croix Falls, WI. 3. The application will be heard at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 1034/Ste. 500, before Jenell Anderson. Probate Registrar, on August 14, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is October 19, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wis., Room 500. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4859299 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar July 9, 2012 Timothy J. Laux Laux Law Firm, LLC P.O. Box 456 Osceola, WI 54020 715-294-4161 Bar Number: 1006593

(July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the MLMI Surf Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-BC4 Plaintiff vs. SHIRLEY J. GUMKE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 813 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 27, 2012, in the amount of $102,384.27, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 11, Block 2, Plat of Baker’s Riverside Addition, City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. - A nd Part of Lot 10, Block 2, Baker’s Riverside Addition, City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the NW Corner of said Lot 10, thence East along the North side of said Lot 10, thence Southwesterly to a point on the Apple River 20 Feet SE of the SE Corner of Lot 11 of Baker’s Riverside Addition, thence NW to said SE Corner of said Lot 11, thence NE along the East Line of said Lot 11 to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 294 Howard Avenue, Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 201-00127-0000. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1952440

(July 18, 25, August 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff vs. CASSIE J. SCHROCK F/K/A CASSIE J. MOLINE, et al Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 628 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $213,196.83, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: August 14, 2012, 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 due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 18 of Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, page 89 as Document No. 625668 located in part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 28, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: The 66-foot wide private ingress-egress easement as indicated on: Certified Survey Map No. 3482 recorded in Volume 15, page 249 as Document No. 619359, Certified Survey Map No. 3513 recorded in Volume 16, page 26 as Document No. 621054, Certified Survey Map No. 3505 recorded in Volume 16, page 18 as Document No. 620136, Certified Survey Map No. 3575 recorded in Volume 16, page 88 as Document No. 625667, Certified Survey Map No. 3574 recorded in Volume 16, page 87 as Document No. 625666, Certified Survey Map No. 3576 recorded in Volume 16, page 89 as Document No. 625668. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2137 192nd Avenue, Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 020-00709-1800. Dated this 3rd day of July, 2012. /s/ Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1951114 565145 WNAXLP


(July 25, Aug. 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff vs. Charles A. Otto 826 55th Street Clayton, Wisconsin 54004, Thomas L. Jonas 1913 Miller Street, Apt. 72 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, Tamara J. Jonas 1913 Miller Street, Apt. 72 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants Case Type: 30404 Case No: 12CV77 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of that certain Amended Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment entered and filed in the above-entitled action on July 11, 2012, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3191 recorded in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Maps, page 213, Document No. 603211, located in NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Section 19, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, Town of Clayton, Polk County, Wis. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 826 55th Street, Clayton, Wisconsin.) Dated this 19th day of July, 2012. Peter Johnson Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: Anastasi & Associates, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 Garth G. Gavenda/#15957 565999 WNAXLP • Connect to your community

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This notice is to serve as an opportunity for members of the public and permitting agencies to comment on a telecommunications tower with regards to effects on historic properties within one-half of a mile of the proposed site. All interested persons are invited to comment on any potential effect that may be cause to historic properties, if any such properties are or may be located at or near the site, from a proposed 180-foot (199 feet overall) monopole telecommunications tower with associated equipment to be located near the base of the tower. The proposed tower will be located near 2326 10th Street in Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin (approx. 45-3241.32N, 92-22-31.39W). Comments regarding historic properties may be submitted to the following contact as follows: Tracy L. Drunasky, Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc., 624 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578, Phone: 608-644-1449, E-mail: This notice is provided in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 C.F.R. Part 1, Appendices B and C. All interested persons are invited to review and request further environmental processing of an FCC application proposing the telecommunications antenna structure. The application may be reviewed by entering the 854 file number A0780134 at this Web site: Interested persons may raise environmental concerns by filing a “Request for Environmental Review” with the FCC between July 26, 2012, and August 26, 2012. The structure will be unlit. Instructions for filing requests are contained on the following Web site: The FCC strongly encourages requests to be filed online; however, written requests may also be sent by mail to the following address: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20554. 565692 49Lp WNAXLP

(July 18, 25, Aug. 1) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD D. SCHROCK Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 31 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth May 15, 1937, and date of death April 17, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 221 S. East Ave., Dresser, WI 54009. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing claim against the decedent’s estate is October 19, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar July 9, 2012 Bridget M. Finke - Bakke Norman, S.C. 2919 Schneider Ave., Box 280 Menomonie, WI 54751 715-235-9016 Bar Number: 1039842

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(June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Frandsen Bank & Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Jamie S. Fjorden, and Bayfield Financial, LLC Defendants. Case No. 11 CV 803 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on the 17th day of February, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 21st day of August, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Part of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 17-35N-17W, Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 17-35N-17W; thence North 330.0 feet; thence West 660.0 feet, thence South 330.0 feet, thence East 660.0 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 160th St., Milltown, WI. TERMS OF SALE: Cash due upon confirmation of sale. DOWN PAYMENT: Ten percent (10%) of amount bid by certified check due at time of sale. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 1st day of June, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin GRINDELL LAW OFFICES, S.C. P.O. Box 585 Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-5561 Plaintiff’s Attorney

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The Siren Sanitary District will hold their monthly Board Meeting on Thurs., August 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting, the Town of Siren will hold their monthly Board Meeting at approximately 6:45 p.m. The agenda will be posted. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk, 715-349-5119 565689 49-50L WNAXLP

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POLK COUNTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS Elder Benefit Specialist $24.17/hr. Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Full time 37.5 hr./week Deadline to apply: Aug. 6, 2012 Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court $18.34/hr. Full time 37.5 hr./week Deadline to apply: Aug. 6, 2012 YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake or Golden Age Manor, Attn: Sue Reed, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery or by calling 715-485-9176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 566075 49L


Looking back at the long history of Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church Church’s 126th-anniversary celebration set for July 28 by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer

TRADE LAKE - Sitting on a hill surrounded by beautiful woods, its easy to see why church founder Johan Olaf Forsberg chose this spot as the site of the Trade Lake Mission Church, purchasing the land in October of 1886 from Gust Wedin for the hefty price of $15. Walking through the cemetery on a warm summer afternoon with Forsberg’s great-granddaughter, Gail Potvin, the names and dates on the stones tell the long history of this old country church. “Every stone has a story,” remarked Potvin, whose parents, both sets of grandfathers and two sets of great-grandparents are buried here, as she recalled coming to visit the church cemetery as a young child. “I was always fascinated by the gravestones of whole families buried together.” Trade Lake resident Linda Mott lovingly tends the cemetery, planting flowers wherever and whenever she can. “I dream of someday seeing a flower growing on every grave,” said Mott, whose parents and other relatives are also buried in the cemetery. Bob Anderson, who Potvin credits as the a driving force in the effort to restore the building and grounds to its current condition, comes often to the church to walk through the cemetery and visit the graves of his parents. “We all have family history here,” said Potvin, who with Mott and Anderson are dedicated to the church’s preservation and want to share it with others.

ABOVE AND BELOW: The Mission Church walls are adorned with photos of founder Johan Olaf Forsberg, the church’s early gatherings and with beautifully handcrafted Swedish folk art.

Sitting on a hill surrounded by beautiful woods, it’s easy to see why church founder Johan Olaf Forsberg chose this spot as the site of the Trade Lake Mission Church, purchasing the land in October of 1886 from Gust Wedin for the hefty price of $15. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer The three have been busy organizing the 126th-anniversary celebration of the church they all hold dear to their hearts. The public is invited to come and help celebrate the church’s long-standing presence in the Trade Lake community on Saturday, July 28, beginning with a worship service at 11 a.m. featuring Swedish hymns followed by a lunch of Swedish favorites including Swedish meatballs, rye bread and scalloped potatoes. “There’s going to be a lot of white food,” laughed Potvin, of the running joke as to how colorless Scandinavian food can be. Ruth Anderson will treat visitors to accordion music, and Lil Anderson will speak on her memories of being a Swedish immigrant. There will also be historical displays with photos and artifacts of the church and the Trade Lake area. The Mission Church’s history goes back to 1886 and the first organizational meeting held at the Forsberg home. It was then that Forsberg, Andrew Johnson, J.P. Gustafson and Gustaf Falk signed a document of incorporation for a religious society according to the laws of the state of Wisconsin before the justice of the peace, John E. Anderson. Minutes from a 1895 congregation meeting noted Forsberg wrote to the American Congregational Building Society in New York City asking to borrow $200 to be used for building the church with the money to be paid back over a period of 20 years by taking an annual collection. This was the start of the plans for building the church. Forsberg was said to have circulated a petition to get a few dollars to help the Missionary Society pay their debt on the church building. After the church was constructed in the mid-1890s, membership grew with numbered cards being issued to the congregation. Forsberg remained active in church affairs, especially with his Sunday school, known as the best in the settlement, until his death on

The Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church looked ready for visitors coming to the 126th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 28.

“A lot of work has been done on the church,” said Anderson as he reminisced about the church’s restoration. Jan. 30, 1903. While no records indicate the congregation met regularly, the church was used for special meetings, commemorative celebrations and funerals with the Rev. Carl Lind acting as church pastor in the beginning years. After the last church annual meeting was held in 1923, the church began to fall into disrepair. “It had been deteriorating for a long time,” commented Potvin. “Back in the 1950s someone wanted to make a repair shop out of the church,” recalled Anderson. “J.P. Gustafson said no way, and the people in Trade Lake got the money together for a new roof.” Fast forward to 1982 when some of the remaining members of the Mission Church met at Minnie Olson’s home in Grantsburg. The group voted to void the old constitution and change the name to the Trade Lake Mission Church and Cemetery Association. Later in 1983, the members voted to change the name yet again to the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church and Cemetery Association. “I said, ‘What do you want to do with this building?’” Anderson remembered asking the group. “Wilmette Jensen spoke up and said don’t tear it down and then gave $20 as a start to repairing the church.” The hat was then passed yielding $150, which Anderson said paid for a new outdoor toilet. “We put up the toilet and went home. The next day when we came back it was gone,” laughed Anderson, going on with an amusing anecdote on how not to construct an outhouse. “We didn’t nail it down and it had blown down the hill.” Repairs to the church and upkeep of the cemetery continued, and in 1986 a 100th anniversary was held at the church. In 2001, Mott decided to revive the oldfashioned Sunday school program once held at the church enlisting children from the community to play parts and other community members to help decorate the church and grounds with lights and garland. A large audience gathered to hear the Christmas story as it was told many years ago and to enjoy refreshments. The program was such a success it has become an

Gail Potvin, whose parents, both sets of grandfathers and two sets of great-grandparents are buried here, recalled coming to visit the church cemetery as a young child. “I was always fascinated by the gravestones of whole families buried together.” annual event. “A lot of work has been done on the church,” said Anderson as he sat looking at the church walls adorned with photos of founder Johan Olaf Forsberg, the church’s early gatherings and Swedish folk art. “Last year, the 125th anniversary got right by us,” said Potvin with Anderson and Mott smiling and nodding in agreement. “We wanted to have a celebration so why not on the 126th anniversary. We always have a picnic the last Sunday in July, but decided to have it on Saturday so people wouldn’t miss their own church services.” “We have always had generous support in keeping up the church and cemetery,” commented Anderson. “A lot of people have been involved and have helped in many ways, by donating money or their time and talents. Without all of them together nothing would have been accomplished.” Anderson, Potvin and Mott say they don’t know what to expect for Saturday’s celebration. “I’m hoping it will be a great celebration of Swedish heritage,” said Potvin. “That’s why we are going with authentic food. Some of us plan to wear Swedish dress, too, and if others coming care to do so that would be great but certainly don’t have to,” Potvin added. Back outside Potvin, Anderson and Mott lingered awhile longer in the cemetery as the evening shades began falling across the stones, pondering their family ties to the long history of the Swedish Trade Lake Mission Church.

Bob Anderson, who Gail Potvin credits as the a driving force in the effort to restore the building and grounds to its current condition, comes often to the church to walk through the cemetery and visit the graves of his parents.


Governor greets Danbury offi ficcials in community’s 100th year


Gov. Scott Walker was in Danbury last Thursday, July 19, and had a chance to visit with Danbury Chamber of Commerce members, including members of Danbury’s Centennial Committee and Little Miss Danbury, Aubree Hill. The governor is shown in photo at left with Judy Brickle, head of the 100th-anniversary Committee for Danbury In the center photo he’s with Danbury Lions member Klaus Nieder and Vicki Koenen, coordinator of the Danbury Historical Display, and in the photo at right he’s pictured with Matt and Jen Hill and daughter Aubree, Little Miss Danbury. A story on Danbury’s 100-year celebration can be found in the Currents section. - Special photos

Health reform could lead to more women getting essential care by Shamane Mills Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - A report says 43 percent of U.S. women went without medication or doctor’s visits in 2010 because they couldn’t afford it. In Wisconsin, 90 percent of women have insurance, but a women’s group says some still forego care. A report by the Commonwealth Fund compares women’s health-care coverage in 11 industrialized countries. The U.S. has the highest rate of women going without needed care. Women in the U.S. pay more for coverage then men because of what’s called “gender rating.” In Wisconsin, women pay anywhere from 22 to 42 percent more, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Services like maternity coverage are extra. Federal rules on essential health benefits for insurance plans on state exchanges include maternity and newborn care. However, states are given leeway in determining how extensive coverage is. Sara Finger, with the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, says, “There’s going to be a federal base level and then it’s going to be up to Wisconsin to design those packages. We have our work cut out for us to make that argument, but there is an opportunity under the Affordable Care Act to provide more maternity coverage.” Health reform will also affect women who get care through Wisconsin’s Medicaid program. The Supreme Court said states could not be penalized for failing to expand coverage, and some states, like Maine, are interpreting the ruling to mean they can cut coverage. Wisconsin’s governor has said no decision will be made until after the November election. Republicans are hoping for political gains that will allow them to repeal federal health reform.

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Touring the St. Croix Falls hydro dam

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by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – It’s all but impossible to ignore the mighty dam. For over a century it has stood like a sentinel to the Upper St. Croix River. With its vintage design from another era, and maze of electronic spaghetti that runs in and out of the St. Croix Falls building like black spider webs, it both defines the two cities and dried up the “falls,” which were really more like rapids. The circa 1905 Xcel Energy St. Croix Falls hydroelectric dam, and its unique S-shaped spillway, are both a famous profile of the valley, and an engineering marvel that both harnesses and alters the National Scenic Riverway unlike any other structure. As it turns out, it’s also a pretty fascinating piece of engineering. All alone on the river While it creates a marvelous and unique 800-acre impoundment riverway above, it also acts as the only true barrier on the river, both good and bad. It is the only remaining hydroelectric dam on the St. Croix River, and it does produce steady, efficient and relatively cheap and green power, to the tune of up to 26,000 kilowatts of electricity in one hour. They could produce more juice, if pressed – reportedly up to 40,000 kwh - but that would move their regulatory headaches well up the governmental ladder, under the stringent Federal Energy Regulation Commission. By limiting their power output and hence, river level fluctuations in a 2006 memorandum of understanding between Xcel and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, it keeps the rare dam’s operations out of FERC’s strict stable and keeps it under the Army Corps of Engineers’ umbrella. That MOU is meant to stabilize the river flow downstream, after more than a decade of negotiations. But Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, as recent events have shown. The principle of the dam There is a metal benchmark placed near the point of the catwalk above the water upstream. That medallion shows you are standing at 760.62 feet above sea level and is the reason it makes juice. The eight, massive turbine generators that sit downstream, below and behind that medallion through giant intake tunnels, harness that height through the simple principle of falling water - pond versus tail - or the difference in height between the ponded area above and the tailwater level below. “The difference is called the head,” stated Jeff Meister, one of the operators at the hydro dam, noting that the typical pond level is 755 feet at the top of the flashboards – more about them later – and that the typical tailrace is 694.3 feet at discharge. “More distance equals more power,” Meister said, adding that there are a number of other efficiency factors that also affect the power output, but the simple truth is that they try to keep the pond level stable for recreation and boaters. However, recent storm events upstream, the same ones that devastated Duluth, left

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This full view of the tainter gate (left) shows the tiny leaks from around the boards that are common, but mean lost power potential. The leaks are normal. - Photos by Greg Marsten An aerial view of the dam. - Special photo large parts of the region flooded, and floods always take their toll eventually on the riverway, and of course, that also means it affects the mighty dam.

Dam operator Eric Kramer looks over the master control computer, which monitors nearly every function of the dam.

Flashboards explained That tamarack-stained water of the St. Croix is not only lazy and powerful, it is a wily and potentially destructive beast, as the floods last month proved, resulting in one of the rarest of events at the dam, when it tripped the flashboards during the summer, forcing marina and boat owners to pull their vessels out for safety concerns, to allow for repairs. “That was a rarity,” stated dam operator Brian Franzmeier on the recent floods. “It’s the first time we can ever remember the boards going out in June, or even during the summer, for that matter. Haven’t seen that in

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This is a view of the dam building lower level, where the turbines are located. This area was nearly swimming in water back in the spring of 2001, when the river reached near record levels. Pumps were used to keep the water from damaging the turbines.

Many miles of electronic spaghetti are needed to turn falling water into electricity at this substation beside the dam building.


Hydro dam/from page 1 at least three decades.” But what does it mean? In simple terms, the flashboards are just that: Two sandwiched together, three-quarter-inch thick, 5-foot by 12-foot pieces of untreated plywood. They are lined with a membrane to seal most of the seams and are held atop the spillway wall with massive metal poles, 1-3/4 inches in diameter, that fit into pockets on the top of the wall, much like a stake pocket on a pickup bed - only with about 4,200 cubic feet/second of river pushing on that pickup bed. In spite of the membrane, pressure, strength of the pins and wood, water is lazy, heavy and it finds breaches, which is why you’ll see streams of water rolling down the concrete spillway walls on the downstream side. If the water level gets too high and they cannot release or flush enough through the gates to adjust it in time, as it did in last month’s floods, the water overtops the flashboards. That is something that usually happens only in the spring with snow and ice melt. “The flashboards typically go out twice every three years,” Franzmeier said. “Again, this was a rarity.” It’s also a pain to fix. Fixing the flashboards The flashboard system is designed to allow the water to overtop the boards by over a foot, on occasion, but if the river gets too high, those heavy-duty metal “pins” are designed so that the pins holding the plywood flashboards will fold back, allowing more water to overtop, so it doesn’t damage the rest of the structure, or chase around the sides of the dam. “We really don’t want that!” Franzmeier said, outlining how when the flashboards fold, they must then drop the river level enough to allow teams of workers to use barges to pull and invert the metal pins and reapply the membrane and plywood, to do the process all over again, hopefully to last a couple of years. That lower river level means a less than the normal 64-foot head, meaning the loss of power production, and hence, revenue, on top of the several thousand dollars it costs to repair the flashboard system. “The last flood we were able to salvage most of the wood,” Franzmeier said. “But it’s still lost money and lost power for several weeks.” It also reportedly cost some boat owners up to $350 each to have the marina pull their houseboats with the unusually low river level during repairs. But the good news is that someday, that system will be upgraded. Fill ‘er up! The plywood and pin-based flashboard system works well, but it’s archaic, almost planned obsolescence of the board system will someday be replaced with a state-of-the-art air bladder system, instead, according to officials. Many newer dams already use that system, which will allow flood events to be harnessed easier, and without constant destruction, using a system of air bags that would adjust the flashboards with air pressure, tipping when the pond gets too high by releasing pressure, and then allow them to just be refilled when the flood is over, possibly within days, instead of weeks. “It would give us better control of flooding,” stated operator Meister. “Also, it means more generating capacity for the plant.” But that air bladder system and subsequent upgrade is not cheap, and because of a desire for affordable and static electric utility rates, governed by the state Public Service Commission, the upgrade is likely several years off, as it must be budgeted for far in advance. Until then, Xcel will continue to buy giant pallets of plywood and new metal rods, to repair the bent pins and wood system. No more Enterprise bridge The dam is industrial looking, tall and often quite loud inside. With eight turbines spooling up all that juice, and the inherent friction, inertia and noise of all that water rushing around, and subsequent machinery turning it into electrons, there may be reason at times to wear earplugs. But the interior of the structure has changed in the last decade, as it no longer has the impressive looking control room that seemed vaguely like the bridge of a spaceship. Since 2005, the large banks of gauges, dials, controls, desks, stations and monitors have been retired and replaced with one massive box of unit control cabinets, with just a few digital gauges, controls and buses. It now looks more like a Hal 2000 than the Enterprise, and the reason is simple. “It’s all remote control now,” stated dam operator Eric Kramer. “It’s all on alarms and remotes, controlled [by Xcel Energy] at Lake Wissota.” Yes, the truth is out, the dam functions, controls and monitoring is run almost 24/7 from a different dam. It is now controlled at Xcel’s Wissota Hydro facility on the Chippewa River, northeast of Chippewa Falls. That 1918 dam structure is where all of the remote operations can be easily tracked and adjusted, as well as any minute changes to the turbines, flow rates or efficiencies. “We can do most of it from here, if we have to,” Kramer said, showing the one simple master computer screen that gives real-time monitoring. “We’re not always here, but there is always somebody watching there [at Wissota]. And we’ve got people who live just a few minutes away if something comes up.” Kirk to Enterprise, no more. The guts of the beast Inside the dam it looks like a construction shop in places, with elaborate, heavy-duty brakes, tools, gantry, cranes and pulley systems, as well as offices and typical maintenance areas.

This benchmark medallion sits high above the dam at 760.62 feet above sea level.

This vintage photo of the hydro dam shows what it looked like shortly after it was completed over a century ago. Note the windows were functional, they have since been filled in with brick and mortar. – Photos by Greg Marsten

Turbine No. 8 was not running at the time of this photo, giving a rare view of the complicated and perfectly balanced stators, magnets and engineering needed to produce electricity.

The downstream side of the hydro dam has evidence of its former windows, which have since been filled in with brick and mortar. This is the modern unit control cabinet system installed half a dozen years ago. It makes all functions of the dam remote capable and replaces the former bank of gauges, screens, controls and monitors. But going down below is a whole other world, as you crawl down steep stairways with very necessary handrails, taking you deep into the bowels of the structure, where the air smells of ozone, motor oil and electricity. The steady throb of turbines is always there, like the sounds from inside an airport, with constant humming and the slight rumble of all that water pressing through those eight channels into the propellerlike turbines that produce the juice. But it is a comfortable sound, like progress or what the future would sound like on that spaceship. Sadly, not all changes are progress, as almost all of the elegant, arched-top windows so prominent in the initial design over a century ago have all been filled in with concrete or blocks or some other odd masonry. But even so, the flavor of that timeless, sweeping architecture can’t be ruined that easily, as the eyebrows and outlines of the windows still stand out from the outside. The machinery inside is also impressive, as it has swelled from the four original generators in the 1899 plans to six turbines shortly after construction, with two more added in 1923, bringing it up to eight turbine generators. The turbines did face a challenge in the spring 2001 flood, the one that eventually claimed several dams on the Apple River. That flood was so strong and had so much water on the tail side of the dam that it had to be dried with bilge pumps around the clock for quite a while, to keep the water from literally backing up into the dam and flooding the turbines, because of all the water downstream on the river that had nowhere else to go. It survived just fine, and power was not interrupted, but it showed that water is not only lazy, it sometimes bites you in the tail. The business end Not only has the inside been upgraded in the century since it was completed, the spillway release gate has also been upgraded: the original bear-trap gate on the far end has been upgraded to a much more efficient and controllable radial arm Tainter gate, which can be operated by, surprise, remote control. Since Northern States Power, now Xcel Energy, took over operations of the dam in 1956, they have also made some changes and upgrades outside, including an elaborate and effective “sweeping” system that cleans debris out of the turbine intakes. The sweepers run on hydraulic systems that deposit anything at the intake gills on the deck above the head, where it is pushed back down the river by operators through a sluice gate. It is mainly just leaves and branches, but they admit to the

The elaborate sweeper system is used to clear debris like leaves and dead critters from the intakes for the eight turbines. occasional critter carcass or large fish, and the sad, morose reality of a corpse, which has occurred several times from deaths up river. Franzmeier also said they still see some of the famous, century old logs of the past, such as those that led to the famous log jams. “Yeah, we still get some of those logs here. Some are over a hundred years old!” he said, adding that until about two decades ago, they could still find some of the identifying stamps that loggers placed on those log ends, so they knew where to send them. “They’re probably all rotted now, though.” He also said that he has seen huge fish on both sides of the dam, especially downstream at the islands, where they have huge sauger, walleye, sturgeon, catfish, carp and more, many of them well past 20 pounds. “Some of them are prehistoric looking!” he added with a laugh, noting that while they have seen the dinosaur-esque gar at the dam in the past, they haven’t seem them now in over 25 years. “They’re pretty wild looking, all right.” He said the water in ponds downstream is a popular fishing spot, if you can get there, and that they contain numerous large fish, as does the 52-foot-deep pond above. “But I’ve seen plenty of 50-pound carp, giant catfish, lots of them, you name it. It’s all here in the river,” he said. What if, well, you know … It is one of the real questions of reality at the dam: What if you are on a boat and get caught without power and are stuck coming into the dam? In truth, there’s plenty of things to get in the way and stop you from rolling into the turbines and becoming fish food, from the booms upstream, which are meant to capture and tangle trees and busted branches to keep them from being hung up on the intakes, to the intake grills themselves, which will keep you from becoming eventual electricity. Several operators even mentioned seeing muskrat swim right up to the intakes and then turn around and swim away, which means it is possible to avoid that scary turbine suction. “That was pretty interesting to see,” Franzmeier said with a laugh. “But I wouldn’t suggest trying it!” Water may be lazy, but apparently, muskrats are not.


A farmer in the country had a watermelon patch, and upon inspection, he discovered that some of the local Joe Roberts kids had been helping themselves to a feast. The farmer thought of ways to discourage this profiteating situation. So he put up a sign that read, “Warning! One of these watermelons contains cyanide.” The farmer returned a week later to discover that none of the watermelons had been eaten, but found another sign that read, “Now there are two.” ••• A man was walking through a rather seedy section of town, when a bum walked up to him and asked the man for $2. The man asked, “Will you buy booze?” The bum replied, “No.” Then the man asked, “Will you gamble it away?” The bum said, “No.” Then the man asked the bum, “Will you come home with me so my wife can see what happens to a man who doesn’t drink or gamble?” •••

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Grantsburg Chorale to present concert GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Chorale will be performing on Sunday, July 29, at 3 p.m., in the Grantsburg High School auditorium. The singers are presenting a concert entitled “How Can I Keep From Singing?” which will include popular music and folk tunes that should be an enjoyable summer event. Approximately 30 adults and high school students have been rehearsing since June under the direction of Linda Benge, with Angela Bram at the piano. In February of 2012, the chorale sang as part of a master choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City. After this concert, the audience is invited to stay for an ice-cream sundae or a root-beer float. Any financial donations made will be set aside to provide a partial scholarship for any high school students who are involved. The singers have worked hard on music such as medleys of show tunes by Broadway team Lerner and Loewe, and George M. Cohan, as well as folk songs and popular music by composers such as Billy Joel. In addition, several singers will perform solos or small ensembles. There will be no admission charge. - submitted

HSBC hosting training seminar BURNETT COUNTY – The public is welcome to attend a pet CPR and first aid training seminar hosted by the Humane Society of Burnett County. This seminar will be held at the Webster High School cafetorium on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome to offset the cost of the program. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please RSVP to or call the Humane Society, 715-866-4096. - submitted

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our 35th anniversary, it is interesting to look back and see if there was anything of value that I have John W. Ingalls learned in the process. I would assume that my wife has also learned something in the process but you would have to ask her personally. She would likely say she has learned some of the same things I have but I can’t be sure so I will cease to speculate further on her educational process. I will say with confidence that I have learned a great deal but passing that on is the difficult part. Marriage, like parenting, is something that you can prepare for but never really understand it until you have been through the fire. There are myriads of books, seminars, educational DVDs and counselors who can help you to prepare for some of the monumental decisions of your life, but until you have that first disagreement or that first difficult situation, it never really hits home. You may have a PhD in family studies but unless you have been married for a few years, spare me your advice. I would rather seek the advice of uneducated people who have been married 50 years rather than highly educated, well-meaning counselors who have never argued about money, sex or whose turn it was to walk the dog. Marriage is truly on-the-job training; however, that doesn’t mean

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supposed to be and a lot more. Because I am visiting my friend, Lanni, who lives in Paris, I expected that I would not do a lot of the usual tourist things. Carrie Classon But I certainly did not expect I would spend my first hours in Paris in a Turkish bath being scrubbed with mud by energetic middle-eastern women in a steam-filled room that looked as if it had been lifted directly from “Arabian Nights.” I had just landed in Paris, and this was a birthday surprise from my two good friends, Lanni and Nora. The hamam, as it is called, was occupied exclusively by women. We were slathered in mud, scrubbed with rough mittens, massaged with pungent oils, then served strong, sweet tea which we drank in a room decorated in ornate plaster and colorful tile, filled with incense. A rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” was performed in my honor by a roomful of women in white bathrobes clapping their hands and swaying to the music. It was memorable. I was then taken to eat at a lovely restaurant (still smelling of spicy oil) where we sat in the center of a round room decorated with art deco garden nymphs and peacocks. “Happy Birthday” was sung again (this time by fully clothed singers). I sat between my two dear women friends and felt my cup overflow. On the evening of the second day, Lanni presented me with a final birthday present: a tour of Paris at night— on motorcycle. Lanni’s friend, Bruno, arrived on an enormous Honda cycle. We sped off and saw a huge swathe of Paris: the Eiffel Tower covered in twinkling lights, the glass pyramid of the Louvre, the Grand Palais, Moulon Rouge and Notre Dame flew by in the night. In the morning, Lanni asked if I would like to go on a road trip. Her 17-year-old son was attending a


celebration in Normandy, and she thought we might as well drop him off and see some countryside on the way. She admonished him, “Just be sure we have an address and good directions.” When she returned with the rental car, he had neither directions nor address. We hit the road. Before long, we were hopelessly lost in some of the most beautiful country imaginable. We traveled from tollway to country highway to single-track rural roads. We passed farms and villages made of whiteplastered stone with wooden shutters painted blue and bright purple. The more lost we became, the more picturesque the landscape. After several more hours than would normally be required, and a wonderful demonstration of motherson conflict resolution, we arrived at an ancient country home with stones spilling from the barn walls and teenagers from the front door. Lanni deposited her son with a hug and a kiss, and we headed out for seafood dinner. Daniel joined us two days later, and we wandered the streets of Paris, touring tiny shops and brasseries serving wine on the sidewalk. It was Bastille Day, and we joined thousands of Parisians and watched open-mouthed as fireworks exploded behind the Eiffel Tower. On our last day in Paris, Daniel and I gaped at Notre Dame and bought souvenirs with the rest of the tourists. The evening turned cool and the cobblestones were damp. We had a dinner of Swiss fondue, then stopped into an Irish pub. Inside a group of men were playing traditional Irish music with a young man playing the penny whistle as if his life depended on it. I listened, astonished and happy. Till next time, – Carrie

Steel Magnolia performs at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, Friday, Aug. 17 TURTLE LAKE – Hot new country duo Steel Magnolia will present one show at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on Friday, Aug. 17. Show time is 9 p.m. Twin Cities’ rock country band Unbroken will open at 7:30 p.m. Steel Magnolia rose to stardom after winning the television talent show “Can You Duet” in 2009. Meghan Linsey, a native of Ponchatoula, La., formed the duo with her boyfriend, Joshua Scott Jones, whom she met while serving as a karaoke host in a Nashville bar. After their “Can You Duet” win, they signed with Big Machine Records, which released their debut single “Keep on Lovin’ You” in August 2009. A second single, “Just by Being You (Halo and Wings),” followed almost a year later in July 2010. In between the release of their first two singles, the duo released a self-titled EP early in 2010, followed by a number of singles, including the digital downloadonly singles “Just By Being You,” “It’s Christmastime” and “Last Night Again.” On Jan. 4, 2011, Steel Magnolia was nominated for an Association of Country Music Award in the Best New Duo Or Group category. Order tickets through casino marketing at 800-846-8946. - submitted that all advice beforehand is obsolete. On the contrary, good advice well heeded is like starting at the university with a semester of credits already completed. You are ahead of the game. MD Men, if your wife is trying a new recipe, be careful what you say. I know of one newlywed couple that demonstrated the correct way to proceed. Planning for guests, she made a pan of bars. They looked great and smelled wonderful as they came out of the oven. When they were finally cooled enough to try them, she tried to cut them into appropriate-sized pieces. Either due to wrong ingredients, wrong temperature or the wrong baking time, the planned-for dessert had become nothing less than a pan of concrete. She was moderately devastated but the husband, undaunted, vowed to support his young wife’s cooking. Chipping and chiseling each piece from the pan, he informed her that it was delicious and rather than discarding the dish he would eat them. However, after several bars had been removed, it was noticed that in the process of cutting the pieces he had cut through the aluminum cake pan. I don’t know how his teeth fared but he sacrificed himself for his wife’s honor. Secondly, if you must go shopping with your wife, be careful what you say. She can criticize you all she wants about your hunting, fishing or golf necessities but you must be extremely cautious what you say

about her 57 pairs of shoes or that new dress. The real test comes when she asks your advice. “I really like this dress but I think it makes me look fat. What do you think?” That is a landmine that needs to be handled very carefully. If you say no, she will be upset. “You’re just saying that because …” However, if you say yes, your consequences will be much worse. If you are asked a question in this context, it is better to pretend you have chest pain or a pending seizure so you can distract her and you can avoid answering the question. Thirdly, if you want to do something with the boys, be careful what you say. I once heard a joke that illustrates this concept. A boy wanted a bicycle and every night he would get on his knees and pray for a bicycle. He begged and pleaded with God to give him a bicycle but he never received one. After a particularly enlightening day in Sunday school he learned that God doesn’t work that way. So he stole a bicycle and asked for forgiveness. Now, obviously, I am not recommending anything immoral or illegal but in dealing with wives the process can be similar. I now live by the idea that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission, within reason, of course. Condensing my marriage advice down to a few simple words is relatively simple. Learn the appropriate response and you will live happily ever after. Practice saying “Yes, Dear,” “I’m sorry” and own a good couch.


The Charlie Brown Adult Syndrome



I have grown up watching “Charlie

Brown and the Great Pumpkin,” Thanksgiving and Christmas. I loved the Peanuts, and would laugh at Sally’s obsession with Linus, or Snoopy and Woodstock’s adventures, and I could always relate with Frieda, because I too have “naturally curly hair.” Now, for those that are familiar with these characters and movies, you would know that none of the adults actually talk and for some reason, these kids can understand what they’re saying. There is one scene that I remember – Sally and Linus are sitting in the classroom and you can hear the teacher’s voice. “Wahhh wah wah wah,” the teacher says. “Did you hear that!? The teacher said my name! I think she really likes me!” Linus says. “Well of course she said your name. She’s taking roll call,” Sally says back. For those that don’t know, or even

The benefits of confusion (and other emotions) Confused by that headline? Great! I’ve got you right where I want you. Usually, when we talk about the best way to learn something, most people would agree we should avoid confusion at all cost. This makes sense. The purpose of learning is to gain skills or knowledge. Emotion has nothing to do with it. Learning, especially new and complex concepts, is hard work. We need to be focused, organized, and efficient. For the best results, learning should be as simple and straightforward as possible. Just the facts ma’am. Adding emotions just confuses things and makes learning more difficult than it needs to be – right? Wrong. According to recent research by Notre Dame psychologist Sidney D’Mello, complex learning is almost always, “an emotionally charged experience.” People routinely feel a wide range of emotions while learning. Only 25 percent of the time do learners feel “neutral.” The rest of the time, at least 75 percent, engaged learners feel a wide range of emotions, including surprise, delight, confusion, boredom and frustration. D’Mello is adding to a growing body of research that suggests negative emo-

Abby Ingalls care to know, I have a boyfriend that I have been dating seriously for about two years now. He’s a wonderful guy and I am so lucky to have found him, but he has the Charlie Brown Adult Syndrome, or CBAS. It’s a serious condition where, especially while on the phone, I can’t understand a thing he says. My boyfriend is a mumbler. And CBAS gets twice as bad when he is really tired. We live about two hours apart and he has a full-time job, so the majority of our conversations have been spent over the phone this summer. “How was your day?” I said. “Wah wah wah,” he mumbled. “What!?” I turned up the volume on my phone, hoping it would help. “I said, wah wah wah,” he repeated. “WHAT!?” I questioned again. “Wah

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tions, like frustration and confusion, may actually play a key role in deep Chris Wondra learning, the type needed to overcome stubborn ruts in our thinking. Seasons are caused by the earth’s distance from the sun; motors and engines use up energy; a heavier ball falls faster than a lighter one are all examples of folk science and all completely false. Still, they persist to a surprising degree. It’s not that we weren’t taught these concepts. The problem is that we didn’t really learn them. They didn’t stick. Do an Internet search for Harvard Graduates Explain Seasons, for a great example of this phenomenon. Why do these beliefs persist? A lack of deep learning. It turns out, we need a little frustrated confusion to free us from stubborn knowledge ruts – deep grooves worn into our patterns of thinking. According to D’Mello, confusion is a

Wah Wah!” he repeats one more time. “Oh,” I pretended I knew what he said. For people who have to deal with those with CBAS, there are three go-to words that you say when you give up and you still didn’t understand what they said: “Oh,” “Yeah,” or a combination, “Oh, Okay.” Sometimes when it sounds like he asked a question, I just say, “Sure,” hoping I didn’t answer a question like, “What did you do today?” or “Do you want to go golfing with me?” Sometimes I’ll ask him about something he just said and he tells me he just told me five seconds ago. “Oh, oops,” and I quick ask about something else. “I also just said that,” he says. I quick grab a Q-tip and swipe it in my ear to make sure I can hear as clear as possible because the highest volume setting is failing me. “Well it’s not my fault; I can’t understand what you’re saying.” So he checks his phone and blames it on its low quality. I roll my eyes, because now he’s in denial about CBAS. One of the worst was when we were

about to hang up the phone and he said, “I love you,” but to me it sounded more like, “Wah woah wah,” so all I said back is, “Sure,” hoping to God I chose the correct go-to word. It turns out I didn’t. But I think he’s figuring out not only that he has CBAS, but how to use it against me, because a few weeks ago he asked if I want to start and join a fantasy football league. “Wah! Wah wah, wah wah wah wah,” translation: “Hey! We should start a fantasy football league with your whole family this year.” “Oh, OK. Sure,” I said. “Sweet! I’ll get it set up,” he said. “Wait, what? Get what set up!?” Now the endless topic of choice is statistics, strategy and players I should know. But two know how to play that game, I just say “What!?” so many times that he just forgets about it and moves on to something else. Besides, he has no clue that I have my roster carefully planned and my backups if they get drafted. The family champion trophy will be going to the Lambeau Leapers this year.

state of “cognitive disequilibrium” occurring when we encounter things that don’t make sense. Our thinking is thrown off balance. In order regain our footing, we are motivated to end the confusion through reflection and the process of problem solving. Doing so results in deeper learning, and we are able to break out of the rut and start new trails of knowledge. Effective learners repeatedly experience “two-step episodes alternating between confusion and insight,” writes D’Mello. Back and forth, like a ball rolling on a teeter-totter between perplexity and understanding, the flustered learner engages and eventually deeply understands new material. Other researchers are confirming D’Mello’s results. After finding his study’s subjects were unable to grasp new concepts until they reached and then overcame an intellectual “impasse,” Arizona State researcher Kurt Vanlehn argues that without confusion, deep learning is unlikely to happen. Harvard physicist Eric Mazur found his students only began to learn complex concepts, not when they observed a demonstration or read information from a book, but only after they were asked to predict a demonstrations outcome. When wrong, these predictions triggered confusion, which then motivated students to think more deeply until they understood.

Counterintuitively, D’Mello, feels so strongly about the benefits of confusion that he says parents and teachers should actually do more to deliberately induce it. All this comes with a hint of caution, however. While the benefits of confusion are clear, parents and teachers should take care to understand the difference between hopeless confusion and productive confusion, writes D’Mello. Hopeless confusion occurs when “the impasse cannot be resolved, the student gets stuck, there is no available plan, and important goals are blocked.” Parents and teachers can capitalize on productive confusion, however, by helping students to see that there is way through it: focus, reflection and problem solving. We can help coach learners past productive confusion, not by avoiding it, but by recognizing frustration and suggesting appropriate problem-solving strategies. Doing so can help learners work their way to a very different emotion. One D’Mello calls “eureka!” Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on learning, teaching and getting the most out of your brain.

A month after floods, northern Wisconsin needs rain drove by several homes that I just can’t believe that they’re not destroyed. And if there’s people in them, they probably couldn’t even exit without assistance.” Some 500 homes were damaged. UWSuperior’s repair costs continue to rise: It may take $20 million to fix that campus. But over the past month, the skies have been mostly clear. National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson says

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temperatures this month are 5 degrees above normal and rainfall is just about an inch so far. The normal amount is 4 inches. “So you can see that some places are 3 inches below normal for the month of July. So it’s been dry.” It has been a little too dry for farmers. Ashland/Bayfield County Agriculture Agent Jason Fischbach says the situation is good, “Um, lucky, to put it short. We

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SIREN – Whether a garden is well-planned or is the culmination of years redesigning and improving, gardens are a treasure, and no two gardens are alike. Some gardeners began puttering in their yards years ago, and over time have learned what grows well in Wisconsin soil and sand, what plants look good together and what ornamentation embellishes the natural beauty of flowers, trees and shrubs and adds fun to the space. You may already know gardeners are a passionate lot. They are gamblers and optimists betting against weather and time that their efforts will bear beauty and fruit. Join them on Sunday, Aug. 5, to celebrate the persistence and hard work of just such a group of ardent gardeners. Celebrate the hard work of local gardeners on the Syren area Garden Club’s 2012 Garden Tour. Some have created peaceful walkways amid towering trees. You will find flower-filled terraced leading down to the lake, with quiet places to rest along the way. Enjoy the feeling of an “outdoor room,” while listening to the gentle sound of a nearby fountain. Perhaps you’d like to see what can be done gardening with rocks or herbs and

rocks in a design combination or water gently tumbling over rocks into a small garden pool. If you’ve ever been curious about a solar-powered electric fence, here is a chance to see one live and talk to the owner. Twelve gardens will be open for viewing from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Visitors may start at any garden location. On paying the admission fee you will receive a stamp on your hand which will allow entrance to all other gardens (children 18 and under are free). All proceeds from the tour are a donation used to enhance and maintain the Syren Community Garden. Maps with directions to each garden can be obtained from the Siren Chamber of Commerce Web site,, click on calendar and look for Summerfest Events. Copies of the garden tour map are also available at Adventures Restaurant, Bremer Bank and U.S. Bank in Siren, the library in Frederic or by calling Carla Phillips at 715-3498386 or Joan Jendro at 715-653-4242. Leave your name and address and a map will be mailed to you. – submitted by Carla Phillips

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SIREN – Once again a popular group of young Swedish fiddlers will return for a performance in Siren. The Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag will perform in concert on Sunday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., at Siren United Methodist Church. The concert will feature folk music from all over Scandinavia. The Vikarbyns Lilla Spelmanslag consists of fiddlers in their midteens to early 20s who attend a school devoted to the study of music in the province of Dalarna, Sweden. Several of them have previously visited this area. Margaretha Mattsson, wellknown throughout Sweden for The Swedish fiddles will perform at the Siren United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. her innovative techniques with 5, 6 p.m. – Photo submitted young musicians, is their director. tumes, and will appeal to audiences of all ages. The fiddlers group was formed in 1996 and has since There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering performed in parts of Scandinavia as well as Ireland, will be taken. Siren United Methodist Church is located England and the United States. Their music, both lively one block west and one block north of the town traffic and serene, is enhanced by their colorful Swedish cos- light. – submitted

Webb Lake Community Club presentation

On Tuesday, June 12, the Webb Lake Community Club hosted a presentation on Alzheimer’s. The speaker was Sharlene Bellefeuille, Alzheimer’s Association outreach specialist. The presentation was titled “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” Bellefeuille provided attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s. – Photo submitted

Farmers Union Day Camp held Area youth participated in the Farmers Union Day Camp Tuesday, July 17, in Balsam Lake. Youth counselors from the Farmers Union directed activities, with Unity FFA members Joe Larsen and Jon VanderWyst assisting them. Campers played games and did crafts that promoted a positive role of agriculture in the state. – Photo by Jeanne Alling

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50 Years Ago The second vacation issue was filled with articles about farming, vacation planning, upcoming events in the region, such as the Polk County Fair, Burnett County Fair at Grantsburg and Wannigan Days in St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls, Minn.; and the Wisconsin State Fair. There were also informative articles, such as, Are pencils really made from lead? This story explains that while people once wrote with lead pencils, they went out of style 1,500 years ago and pencils now have graphite, which is related to coal.-The Journal of Burnett County, a 67-year-old weekly paper being published in Grantsburg, ceased publication, and subscribers would be receiving copies of the Inter-County Leader for the duration of their subscriptions. The Journal office would continue operation, being a commercial printing plant.-Cold, wet weather was causing poor quality and quantity in beans for Stokely’s.-Ground was broken for the fellowship lodge at the Methodist church camp on Spirit Lake and for the new Catholic church building in Frederic.-Jens Jensen purchased a 24-foot boat that had been used for deep-sea fishing on Lake Superior and had it transported to Luck by Royce Cummings. The boat could carry 10-12 passengers and was set to be launched on Big Butternut Lake.

40 Years Ago Heavy rains during the week were a cause for concern, and pictures on the front page of the Leader showed high waters rushing over the dam in Atlas and a gaping hole in the town road east of CTH B between Luck and Frederic where the culverts were not adequate to handle the force of the Trade River.-McNally Bros. Machine and Gear Co. became McNally Industries with the transfer of ownership to a new corporation, and the new president was Al Sorensen.Bernice Asper’s “musings” from Norway mentioned that Norwegian people liked to talk politics with Americans. Their sales tax was 16 percent, but they had “good pensions for old folks, health care for everyone and a generous welfare system. Farmers are paid for two or three weeks’ vacation each summer, and there are lots of other government ‘helps.’”-Dr. Mark R. Nelson joined Dr. J.B. Wilson at the Milltown Veterinary Clinic.-Family and friends of Frederic swimming class participants were invited to attend Summer Swim Games, a swimming school demonstration/program which would be given twice on July 28.-Residents of the Cushing area attended the St. Croix Falls School Board meeting to challenge the proposal that first-graders from the Cushing School would be bused to St. Croix Falls.

20 Years Ago Two Army Reserve pilots flying a Cobra helicopter back to St. Paul, Minn., after a training mission were forced to land in a field south of Butternut Avenue in Luck when the chopper’s oil pressure began to drop. The pilots chatted with residents and explained many features of the aircraft while waiting for maintenance personnel.-Temperatures in Leader Land were averaging 10 degrees below normal, with the high and low temps in Luck for July 21 being 72 and 47 degrees.-Jason Peppenger, 18, rural Luck, died in a tractor-rollover accident.-Irene and Joe Chasensky were pictured standing proudly beside the Easter lily in their yard which had 57 blossoms on it.-Kerrie Melin Swenson, SCF, placed second in the Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest, among over 61,000 entries.-Attendance records at Grantsburg’s 16th-annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross were broken, with an estimated 17,000 spectators and racers coming from many states and three Canadian provinces.-Retired Siren High School band director William Bittner announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian.-The engagement of Jill Kopecky and Joel Glover was announced.-Richard Coen, Luck, won a gold and three silver medals in the Senior Olympics trials in Duluth, Minn., in long jump and 50-, 100- and 200-meter dashes.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hello fellow citizens, I hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer. I sure do miss going for rides in the car, it really is disappointing to me but then I know it’s for my own good as it’s been too hot. Mom loves and takes care of us and doesn’t want us to get hurt. I mean how can she talk about the perils of leaving animals in a hot car if she does it herself. But come fall, no more excuses and it is back to going along for the ride. Eli has been chasing snakes in the long grass. He likes to chase and pounce but not get too close where they can touch him. Eli tends to be kind of silly at times but then turnabout is fair play. I went over to check what he was looking at and didn’t see the snake coiled until it struck out at me. Wow, did I jump in the air, much to the delight of the others watching. Talk about feeling like a twit. Let me tell you about my young friend and namesake Sadie, a 6-month-old fun-loving pup. This young black Lab cross loves to tease and play a game of tag and chase with you and then cool off in the pool. She definitely loves the water! Sadie has a very happy and loving disposition and gets along with everyone, just wanting to play the day away. This exuberant teenager would likely benefit from a little training, but she’s quick to catch on so it should be no problem. I think I’ll also tell you about our beautiful Jasmine, a year-old blue heeler mix with a heart of gold and Sadie


YAPpenings Sadie gentle spirit. Jasmine is very sweet and her quiet and amazing personality makes her a very special gal. Why don’t you come see for yourself? I guarantee you’ll fall in love with her. There are more of my friends still waiting for that special person to come along and say I want you to be mine: Fred, Leon and Buddy to name a few. Also lots of kitties with adoption fee still half off. On Thursday, we took Sadie, Fred, Jasmine and Kenzie to Music in the Park where we served brats and hot dogs. All were exceptionally well-behaved and everyone could see what wonderful dogs each of them are. Thank you to those that supported us by partaking in our food and drinks. A big shout out to the Yellow River Saloon and Eatery. We really appreciate their ongoing support for the shelter with proceeds from their Friday night meat raffle. Why don’t you stop by some Friday and join in the fun and help a worthy cause? It’s just one short mile north of Webster and the food is awesome. Planning stages have begun for our annual dog walk on Harvestfest weekend in Siren. It’s always a fun event so watch as we get closer for more information. My friend Pam is organizing it again and she does a wonderful job. Hopefully we’ll get a big turnout as this is our second biggest

Happy Tails Await Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Clear Lake fourth-grader Molly Petersen organized and ran a lemonade stand fundraiser for Arnell Humane Society. In two hours, she raised $6.75 and donated the funds personally. Well done, Molly. A number of kitten pairs have found homes. However, our two-for-one sale continues on kittens and two adult spayed females, Smore and Celia. Step right up and claim two for yourself for double the fun. Adoptable dogs come in large and small. Lincoln is a Great Dane/boxer mix, and Emma is a petite Jack Russell terrier. We have two Border collies, a wirehaired terrier named Duncan, a shih tzu and an extra large golden retriever/yellow Lab named Houston. With this intense heat, extra care should be

Casey Sajna raised $439 and a $25 gift card from Wal-Mart for Arnell Memorial Humane Society at her fourth-annual walk, run or fly dog walk on Sunday, July 8. Sanja(left) presented the raised donation funds to shelter manager Mary Bruckner. – Photo submitted

715-349-2964 Looks like this will be the year of record-breaking 90-degree temps. I believe we have already beaten the number of days, and the summer isn’t over by a long shot. We can, and have, hit the 90-degree temps way into September. The orioles are now coming in for the grape jelly at a much slower pace. I’m betting it won’t be long and they will stop coming in all together. They sure were hard on my grape jelly as my supply is really depleted. I went through a dozen jars at a quart each. The hummingbirds have also increased in numbers, about twofold this year. Guess most of last year’s youngsters made it through down south and returned to their birthplace. The only bird that I didn’t see in bear country this year was the redheaded

Clear Lake fourth-grader Molly Petersen organized and ran a lemonade stand fundraiser for Arnell Humane Society. taken to ensure your pet’s health and safety. Dog owners should watch out for heatstroke in their canine pals. There have been a number of reported cases of heatstroke in our area already this summer and even the death of a dog who got too hot. Symptoms of heatstroke include drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think your dog may have heatstroke, get the vet ASAP — the condition can cause permanent organ damage and death. Breeds with shorter noses, such as pugs, shi tzus, Pekingese, bulldogs and boxers, as well as very young and senior dogs are especially vulnerable. Give your dog extra water. You will need to refill your dog’s water bowl more often than usual on very hot days. Offer your dog several ways to cool off. Leave a fan on in a place where your dog can sit in front of it, add some ice cubes to his water or offer him a cool treat. A Kong – a rubberized hollow toy for dogs - that’s stuffed with wet food or peanut butter, then frozen, is cooling and a great way to keep your dog entertained. Never leave your dog alone inside a car. Even

Siren news woodpecker, have heard they are getting rather scarce, sure hope that isn’t true. Breeding season for the black bears is coming to an end, or so the books say. They seem to be coming into bear country now at a slower pace. Miss Prissy and her family are still regulars though, coming in every few days. Guess they are like all kids and enjoy the pool. Then maybe it’s mom who wants them here because the pool is a good place to give them a bath. We are now down to four baby black tree rats. That is all that have been coming in the past few days. Sympathy to the family of Thomas W. Lemieux who passed away July 9.

fundraiser of the year. A little fact for you! Some people think that the humane society receives financial assistance from the county. It would be nice; however, we don’t. We rely on donations, membership and fundraising to keep our shelter up Jasmine and running. We really do appreciate all those that have supported us and continue to supports us. We wouldn’t be here without you. Don’t forget that donations of money or supplies are always tax deductible. Did you know that 281 people like and follow us on our Facebook page? Why don’t you spread the word and maybe, just maybe we can reach 300. That would be spectacular. Don’t forget the pet CPR and first aid training session on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Webster High School. You, too, could save a life. “Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them is making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?” – Jerry Seinfeld Have a great week, everyone. Licks and tail wags. The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time;, 715-8664096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

with the windows cracked, the inside of a car can heat up to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes on a warm day. And leaving the air conditioning on is no guarantee that your dog will be safe. Take your walks in the morning or evening. The intense heat of midday can overwhelm your dog during a walk. Exercise your dog during the cooler hours and, if your dog is in the sun for an extended period of time, apply doggie sunscreen. Don’t leave your dog outside for more than a few minutes. Even in the shade, a dog exposed to extreme heat and humidity is at risk for heatstroke. Avoid hot sidewalks. Your dog’s paws can easily become burned on hot surfaces, including pavement, blacktop and sand. Brush your dog regularly. A clean, untangled coat can help ward off summer skin problems and help your dog stay cool. If you want to give your dog a haircut, and your vet thinks it will help him cope with the heat, keep his fur at least one inch long to protect him from the sun. Shaving down to the skin is not recommended. Be alert for coolant leaking from your vehicle. Dogs are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant, and just a small amount can make your dog sick — or even cause death. If you believe your dog may have ingested coolant, take him to the vet right away. Overheating is a very real and dangerous condition for your dog and should not be overlooked. A window air-conditioning unit is your dog’s best friend during this incredible, record-breaking heat wave. It could just save his life. Casey Sajna of Osceola held her fourth-annual walk, run and fly dog walk on Sunday, July 8. Her goal to raise $1,000 over the course of the four years was easily reached with the help of generous donors to this year’s event. Casey raised $439.25 and a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card for the shelter. Way to go, Casey. Gratitude is extended to everyone who donated support for the event. Mark your calendars for our next Friday night meat raffle for Arnell, Friday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., at Sue’s Bar and Grill in East Farmington. It’s fun and gets the weekend off to a good start, winning prime cuts of meat and supporting the animals at the shelter. See you there. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 715-268-7387 (PETS).

Bev Beckmark Derek Anderson of Monroe, N. C., spent a week in the Twin Cities with friends. He arrived in Siren July 18 to spend a week in bear country with his aunt and uncle, Bev and Art Beckmark. Bev’s brother, Bob Martin of Duluth, came to see Derek on Sunday before he returns to Monroe on Wednesday morning. While in Siren, Derek and Art went to the fly-in/drive-in breakfast on Saturday at the Siren airport. Despite the early-morning rain last Saturday, the annual Burnett County Fly-in/Drive-in breakfast had a great turnout. Planes from California, Nevada, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee and Minnesota were on display.

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Our hot weather continues but we did get more much-needed rain. The winners for Spades were Arvid Pearson, Joyce Thompson, Holly Stonesifer and Norma Nelson. The winners for 500 were Darleen Groves, Rich Hustad, Tim Abrahamzon and Susie Hughes. There was no 9 Bid reported. We had a pool table donated to us by Clinton and Sigrid Erickson of the Webb Lake area. We now have it in use. Stop in and play a game or two and see how nice it is. We donated the old pool table and piano to Northwest Passage. I’m sure the kids will enjoy it. Remember that we play Spades Monday at 1 p.m., 500 Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Pokeno at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and Dime Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. See you at the center.

St. Croix Valley Senior Center Marian Edler Tuesday started with exercise. We had our potluck lunch, followed by the monthly meeting. We have had greater participation since the meeting date was changed to the third Tuesday. In the afternoon, we played games. Winners in Dominos were Gladis Weikert, Martha Lundstrom and Doug Ortho. The winning team in Hand and Foot was Dottie Adams and Rita Boyle. Pete Schlosser, Donna Lindh, Marian Edler and Joan Arnold were the winners in 500 cards. Thursday afternoon, cribbage was played. In the evening, 500 cards were played. Friday and Saturday were busy days at the center. Friday there was a garage sale and a bake sale and lunch was served. Saturday was Wannigan Days. We had our pork chops on a stick and other food served. We continued our bake and garage sale. We extend gratitude to all who stopped in and spent time with us. Summer keeps coming. It was sure good to see some rain come our way. Crops in our area are somewhat better than other parts of the country.

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Everywhere we go, people are talking about the weather. The weather is too hot or we need rain and the corn is taking a beating without the rain. I hope Mother Nature can start giving us some rain and cooler weather. Heat and high humidity are not my favorite things. We had the monthly meeting and celebration of July birthdays. We will be having our county picnic at the Siren Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at noon. Be sure to sign up for the picnic at your own center so we have an idea how many will be coming. Since you will already be at Siren Center, why don’t you plan to stay and play 500? ARDC is a new organization for the elderly. This program is replacing the old Burnett County Aging program and will be for Polk, Burnett and Chippewa Indians. The office is located at the government center. If transportation is needed for medical appointments, call 877-485-2372. Monday, Aug. 13, the foot care person will be at the center. Call 715-349-7810 to set up appointments. We will start to have our evening meals once a month on Thursday, Sept. 6. This will also be the time we will be honoring all the volunteers. At the meeting, we presented Judy Johnson with a gift certificate for all the things she does for the center. The 500 winners were Shirley Doriott, Darleen Groves, Sue Newberger, Tom Knopik and Dorothy Brown. I don’t have the winners for Spades as no one gave me a list of winners. Congratulations to all the winners! Stay cool and hope to see you at the center.

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Local students have their National History Day exhibits on display at the library this summer. Come in to view these outstanding examples of Grantsburg youths achievements.

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The library is wrapping up a great season of summer reading program events, but youth reading incentives will continue throughout the summer season. The library has partnered with Grantsburg Holiday StationStore to offer children who read 20 minutes a day, for seven days, a coupon for a free personal-size pizza. Children can participate by picking up reading-incentive slips at the Grantsburg Library.

Hiking the Ice Age Trail, 3 p.m., at the Pothole Trail sign. The Pothole Trail is the western terminus of the 1,200-mile long Ice Age National Scenic Trail that spans the state of Wisconsin. Join naturalist Barb Walker and learn about the unique geology of Interstate Park, a unit of the Ice Age National Scenic Reserve.

New members are always welcome at the local book clubs. The next third Thursday book club meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m., at the library. The Tuesday evening book club will meet next on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Grantsburg.


The library can help you meet your technology needs. There are seven Internet-ready computer stations, and the library offers a free Wi-Fi signal.

Becca Curtin, of Grantsburg, with her National History Day entry titled “Peace Corps.” Curtin competed at the national level at the University of Maryland in June this year. – Photo submitted Library hours and information

Monday noon – 6 p.m.; Tuesday noon – 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday noon – 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The contact information for the library is 715-463-2244; Web site is and now you can follow the library on Facebook.

Birth announcements Born at Amery Regional Medical Center:

A girl, Abigail Rose Effertz, born June 15, 2012, to Crystal and Ryan Effertz, Turtle Lake. Abigail weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. ••• A boy, Carter John Lunsman, born June 16, 2012, to Stephanie Roth and E. J. Lunsman, Turtle Lake. Carter weighed 6 lbs. ••• A boy, Ashtin Arthur Witscher, born June 20, 2012, to Stacy and Joseph Witscher, Almena. Ashtin weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. ••• A boy, Xander James Simon, born June 24, 2012, to Jessica Dodge and Anthony Simon, Star Prairie. Xander weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz. ••• A boy, Michael Scott Scheel, born June 30, 2012, to Adair Flug and Derek Scheel, Amery. Michael weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. ••• A girl, Arianna Sophia Grace Galatowitsch, born July 1, 2012, to Ashley Heacock and Jonathon Galatowitsch, Amery. Arianna weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz. ••• A girl, Ava Marie Peters, born July 3, 2012, to Erin and Brent Peters, Amery. Ava weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. ••• A girl, Paige Katherine Schallock, born July 11, 2012, to Katherine and Jerret Schallock, Turtle Lake. Paige weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. ••• A girl, Kailey Lynn Butler, born July 12, 2012, to Robyn Johnson and Steve Butler, Clayton. Kailey weighed 5 lbs., 11.4 oz. •••

A girl, Willow Ann Macholl, born July 14, 2012, to Danielle and Jacob Macholl, Clayton. Willow weighed 7 lbs., .5 oz. ••• A boy, Wyatt Lee Tourville, born July 14, 2012, to Kristina Berry and Chris Tourville, Osceola. Wyatt weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz. ••• A girl, Reagan Lynn Ludy, born July 14, 2012, to Beth and Ryan Ludy, Turtle Lake. Reagan weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. ••• A boy, Leif F. Britz, born July 15, 2012, to Jill and Andrew Britz, Menomonie. Leif weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. ••• A girl, Amelia Joy Kelly, born July 16, 2012, to Debra and Ryan Kelly, New Richmond. Amelia weighed 8 lbs., 13.8 oz. ••• A girl, Zoey Sue Zbleski, born July 17, 2012, to Sheri Belisle and Aaron Zbleski, Milltown. Zoey weighed 6 lbs., 11.6 oz. ••• A boy, Coltan Adam DeRosier, born July 18, 2012, to Rachel and Adam DeRosier, Webster. Coltan weighed 6 lbs., 9.5 oz. •••

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A boy, Carter Joseph Johnson, born July 16, 2012, to Jeremy and Samantha Johnson, Grantsburg. Carter weighed 8 lbs., 3.5 oz. and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Coltin Lee Johnson. Grandparents include Paul and Tamara Johnson of Grantsburg and Melody Gillen of Pine City, Minn.

Borderline news Just a reminder to everyone that the annual Markville potluck get-together will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the town hall in Markville, Minn. The doors will open at 11 a.m., and the potluck lunch will start around noon. We hope to see you there. Gene and Cheryl Wickham had a fun time at a one-man concert, where they saw longtime Nashville star Rex Allen Jr. give a great performance of old county songs. Just his voice and guitar really entertained everyone. Maynard Monson and Clara Lilly were spotted recently steppin’ out and lookin’ good at the Northland Community Center in Cozy Corner. Clara recently had her 90th birthday. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church in Markville, for Maxine Holter, who died last November in Apache Junction, Ariz. Maxine was the daughter of Lucille and Shorty Smythe of Markville, sister of

Family Fun: Dragons versus Damsels, 2 p.m., near the Beach House at Lake O’ the Dalles. Learn about nature’s helicopters. If the River Could Talk, 4 p.m., at the Summit Rock Trail head. Hear some of the fascinating history of the St. Croix River Valley on this scenic hike to the summit. Wisconsin’s Logging Days, 7 p.m., at the Ice Age Center. Join naturalist Julie Fox for a lively and informative program about some of the colorful people of our past who shaped this area’s future, followed by a hands-on opportunity to use some logging tools of yesteryear.

Sunday, July 29

Family Play Day, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., near the Ice Age

Monday, July 30

Hike to Horizon Rock, 10 a.m., at the Horizon Rock Trail sign across from the Pothole Trail. Meet the naturalist for a short hike to Horizon Rock – appropriately named because of the incredible view.

Family Fun: Quirky Corky Frogs, 10 a.m., near the Beach House. Not all frogs say, “Rib bet, rabbet, rabbet.” Learn about Wisconsin’s frogs and make-andtake home a frog of your own.

Thursday, August 2

Nature story time, 10 a.m. Join the naturalist for a story and activity chosen especially for young children and their parents. Check at the park office for the program location within the park. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. For more info check out the Web site and “Like” us on Facebook or call Fox or Walker at 715-483-3747.

Dewey - LaFollette Tuesday evening visitors of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen were Hank and Karen Mangelsen, Daniel, Daya, Jordan and Cora Lawrence, and David Lester. They all wished Maynard a happy birthday. Bob and Pam Bentz and their granddaughters, Emily, Erika and Taylor, visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Friday. Brian and Jane Hines and family spent the weekend at their cabin on Pokegama Lake. They spent some time visiting Donna and Gerry Hines. Chad Harrison was a visitor of his grandparents, Lawrence and Nina Hines, on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday evening, Fran Krause and Amy Kopecky attended the 4-H leaders World Cafe at the government center. Mark and Dee Krause took Dee’s neice back home to Iowa over the weekend. Thursday, Fran and Nancy Krause visited Nancy’s mother, Marge, at the Steve Ammend home. The Webster all-school reunion was held at Ike Walton’s on Thursday. Jack and LaVonne O’Brien were shoppers in Superior on Wednesday. In the evening, Jack attended his class reunion at the Pour House.

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The Rev. Keith Trembath was the guest pastor at Lakeview UM Church Sunday morning. Sunday visitors of Gerry and Donna Hines were Nick and Esther Mangelsen, Barry and Josh Hines and Maynard Mangelsen. Randy and Arlene Schact called on Hank and Karen Mangelsen Sunday afternoon. Lida Nordquist visited Marlene Swearingen Sunday and had supper with her. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet Aug. 1 at the home of Trudy DeLawyer. The afternoon will start with a potluck meal at 12:30 p.m.


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Sunday visitors at Jack and LaVonne’s home were Tom and Becky O’Brien.

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Ed (and Della) Smythe of Siren, wife to Ed Holter, and mother to Joyce, Shirley, and Kathy. Maxine was born in Kingsdale, Minn., lived for a while in Markville, then was off to St. Paul for many years before retiring in Finlayson, Minn., where she worked for the city and school district for several years. About five years ago she married A.J. Kaeder, and then moved to Arizona. She was one month shy of 84 years old when she died. Everyone is welcome for the service.

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POLK COUNTY – The Polk County Health Department is receiving a Transform Wisconsin impact grant that will be used to increase the number of smoke-free apartments, town houses and other multiunit housing in Polk County. “It really seems like now is a great time to start this conversation about smokefree housing in Polk County,” said Gretchen Sampson, health officer, noting that only a very small percentage of the available housing is smoke-free. “We’re excited about providing greater access to smoke-free housing and showing property managers the incredible economic opportunity that going smoke-free provides.” The $160,000 grant is one of 30 Transform Wisconsin grants awarded to communities around the state in an effort to create healthier places to live, work and play. An investment of $6.6 million will be made over the next 26 months with the goal of creating healthier communities and reducing preventable chronic diseases. Transform Wisconsin is built on the idea that smoke-free air, fresh fruit and vegetables, and safe places to play should be available to everybody. Eight communities, including Polk County, are receiving Transform Wisconsin grant funding to promote smoke-free multiunit housing. Residents living in multiunit housing that isn’t smoke-free can be exposed to secondhand smoke through shared ventilation systems, as well as air leaks in ceilings, floors and walls that allow smoke to travel through units. “Offering smoke-free housing provides a strong market opportunity for property managers,” said Sampson, adding that a recent study found that 72 percent of renters in buildings that allow smoking,

but keep their own personal living quarters smoke-free, would prefer 100-percent nonsmoking buildings. In addition to attracting new residents, the policy also provides substantial savings. On average, it costs 2-3 times more to clean a unit that has been smoked in compared to one that hasn’t. Smoke-free housing policies also lower the risk of property damage as smoking-related residential fires average more than $20,000 in loss per fire. Finally, the group also shared that enacting smoke-free housing policies is already legal. Property managers can designate their entire property smokefree, including apartment units and even outdoor spaces, if they so choose. “This is a fantastic opportunity to create a healthier community,” said Mary Boe, coordinator for Western Wisconsin Working for Tobacco-Free Living. “It’s also a chance for property managers to not only protect the health of their residents, but also save money and make their properties more profitable in the long run.” For more information on smoke-free housing, visit wismokefree If you are a property manager looking to go smoke-free, contact the Polk County Health Department at 715485-8500. The Transform Wisconsin project will directly reach over 2.6 million residents — about half the state’s population. All across the state, communities are building on local efforts to improve health by empowering individuals to make healthier choices and preventing chronic disease. Transform Wisconsin grants are administered by the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Services and funded by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant through the Prevention and Public Health Fund. For more information on Transform Wisconsin grants and to sign up to volunteer for this project, please visit - submitted

Gem and Mineral Show Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5 FREDERIC – The annual Gem and Mineral Show in Frederic will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5. This is the Indianhead Gem and Mineral Club’s 45th show for the public, offering something for everyone interested in agates, gems, collectible rock items and jewelry. There will be free agate pit for kids outside the Frederic High School entrance. In the parking lot will be many tailgating sellers of agate and rough rock. Inside, no admission fee - vendors sell finished work, display their collections, crack geodes and so on. Games will offer kids more chances to take home great finds. The shows begin Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - submitted

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Polk County HCE Happenings Summertime has been a busy time for HCE members and will continue to be busy throughout the coming year. That’s the way we like it. These are a few of the activities coming up: Sept. 27: Family agent Gail Peavey informed us that the final affairs seminar will be held at Luck Lutheran Church. HCE members will be furnishing treats. This event is free and open to the public. Plan to attend. The October Program will be Suz Thompson talking about her experiences helping guide a group up Mount Kilimanjaro. Watch for the date and time to be announced in our next column. Our booth at the Polk County Fair will be in the 4-H building again this year and we will be reading to fairgoing children. Check the hours at the main office building or just stop by and check it out. We will have information about HCE at the booth and you can find out how to become a member of HCE. We have several different locations of clubs around the county, there’s sure to be one in your area too.


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making hard work fun and lively, and her ability to work hard and fast made her an asset to our summer.” “We are so proud of the youth and teaching artists of the Festival Theatre Conservatory for Emily Gill Young Performers and of the work Emily (quote) brought to the table,” added Jaclyn Johnson, production coordinator and associate artistic director of Festival Theatre. Johnson went on, “The youth loved working with her and the audiences are loving her show!” Having joined Festival for the first time, Gill was excited to have the chance to work with some of Festival’s summer guest artists as well as their local youth from the surrounding areas. “I was most looking forward to working with this diverse, gifted group of artists from all over the country,” commented Gill. “That and this delightful show! What a fun adaptation of a story that is a a beautiful reminder that you, too, can ‘find in your own way, you’re a swan.’” When not busy working on shows, she enjoys cooking. A self-proclaimed, “foodie,” she takes advantage of time to prepare meals for guests and for herself. If she is not in the kitchen whipping up something to eat, she is playing with or petting one of her three “spoiled” cats. “HONK!” plays now through Sunday, Aug. 5, in repertory at Festival Theatre. You can reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 715-483-3387, visiting, or by e-mailing - submitted We are looking for persons or businesses to sponsor our bookworm program. Money is used to purchase books for reading to the Head Start classes in Balsam Lake. If you are interested in helping us with this program, please contact the family living agents office in Balsam Lake, 715485-8600 or check out HCE Web site: and look for the logo roof over HCE. Our historian, Gloria Larson, will be at the Red School House at the fair, selling the Polk County School Book Memories book again this year. Be sure to stop by and check it out. The NE clubs are making blankets for the Northland Ambulance Service. We are anxiously waiting for the cultural arts blue ribbon winners to be entered at the state conference to be held Sept. 17-19. Several members will be attending and we know that our entries will be winners. Remember the Christmas fair at Unity School. There will be many vendors, demonstrations, raffle and food court, etc., a fun afternoon for everyone, Saturday, Nov. 3. Hope to see you at the county fair and the Christmas fair. – submitted by Pat Willits, HCE publicity chair



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ST. CROIX FALLS – After reading last week about Jennie Ward, guest artist director at Festival Theatre since 2010, the Inter-County Leader is pleased to present an article about Festival Theatre’s newest director, Emily Gill, who takes on the lovely and heartwarming, “HONK!” Gill, originally from Mendota Heights, Minn., is pleased to have been spending the last few weeks directing nine area youth and seven teaching artists within the parameters of the second-annual Festival Theatre Conservatory for Young Performers. Gill, like the young actors of her cast, began acting as a youth while attending Henry Sibley High School and as a member of the Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church in St. Paul, Minn. Having fallen in love with theater at a young age, Gill now enjoys the opportunity to ignite a similar passion in young people as a director. After high school and still in love with theater art making, Gill received her undergraduate degree in theater and dance education from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. She also holds her Master of Fine Arts in directing from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. This past year she directed “The Women of Lockerbie,” completed her graduate studies, graduated from ISU and had a directing internship at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minn. “Emily is an ideal candidate for working with our Youth and Family Series,” said Danette Olsen, executive director of St. Croix Festival Theatre. “We need guest artists who are capable of working with youth, but also those who hold the entire team to the high standard of theater and arts education. Emily’s experience working with a wide range of ages, her positive attitude, her commitment to

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LIBRARY NEWS Frederic Public Library

The book groups have chosen The Thursday morning group will meet Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., to discuss “A Wizard of Earthsea,” by Ursula K. Le Guin. This modern classic is the first in the Earthsea Cycle by a renowned author who has received every major fantasy fiction award. The evening book group will meet Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. describes this book as “Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug.” Copies are available at the library, and new members are always welcome at the book discussions. There’s still time for summer reading fun The summer program continues at the library through Aug. 17 with special events each week. The library offers a second- and third-grade book group; a

fourth- through sixth-grade book group; and a teen book group which continue throughout the year. Family-friendly movie time is Monday at 2 p.m.; craft time is Tuesday at 2 p.m.; and imagination time is Thursday at 2 p.m. It’s not too late to join the program and enter your name in the drawings for some great prizes.

Story time Wednesday morning for all kids Story time runs Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., with stories chosen for preschoolers and young readers. Caregivers must accompany the children. This summer, we will also have a Big Kids story time at 10:30 a.m., for siblings who are older than preschool age. If you are interested in reading to the children this summer, we welcome you. Please talk to a librarian to choose a date, and we will supply the materials. Computer questions? E-reader problems? Bring in your technology questions and we will help you find the answers. We can also show you how to download free e-books. If you have questions about terminology, Internet, e-mail, Facebook or anything else computer-related, talk to us. How to know what we know Find us on Facebook at Frederic Public Library. The Web site is E-mail us at Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. W., 715-327-4979. Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time for preschoolers is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Croix Falls Public Library Summer reading July events for kids Monday, July 30, 6-8 p.m. Pajama After Hours at the library. Read with SCF teachers, play games and make cool stuff. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. Conservation story time with Katelin from the Land and Water Resources Department, Zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and Eurasian water milfoil, Oh My! Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m. Art Geeks, open creativity time for kids. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Little Yoga at the Overlook, free summertime yoga for children and caregivers with instructor Julie Karsky. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. Nature story time with Jenni from Minnesota Interstate Park. Look online for the full summer reading schedule. Summer reading at the library Dream Big, READ Now through August, sign up at the library for weekly prize drawings and activities. Pick up a schedule at the library or download a copy from the Web site. Between the Covers – Summer reading for adults 18-plus Discover – Read or listen to any three titles of your choice to enter drawings for fabulous prizes. Connect – Help us build our reading local list of titles. Use the library Web site to share the great reads you are enjoying over the summer, see what others are reading or listening to. Enjoy - Grand prize, Amazon Kindle, plus each participant wins a library mug. Pick up forms at the library or download them from the Web site. Book Sizzle! New on the Web site Check it out. Also sign up to get the library newsletter via e-mail. Story hour Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every

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Plant watchers with your host, botanist/ecologist Barb Delany First Monday of each month at 6-7:45 p.m. Information about native plants and native habitats, lively observations and protecting biodiversity. Program includes outdoor hike from the library, 7 p.m., Dates: Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. Individual help for basic computer questions Mondays from 1-3 p.m., bring your own laptop; check out a library laptop or workstation. Call ahead to ensure availability. Play Wii at the library Inquire at the circulation desk. A friend of the library donated a brand-new Wii. Used games and accessory donations in good condition are welcome. Community meeting room is available for your organization Reserve the meeting room with our online form at Check out the Web site It has up-to-date information on what’s happening at the library and other useful library tools you can use at home, Look for us on Facebook.

Summer reading program The youth summer reading program is well under way. There is still plenty of time to join and win weekly prizes. There will be one grand prize winner of an iPod Touch at the end of the program on Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit the library for details. Pajama story time Story time is held in the evenings at Milltown Public Library. Jump into your pajamas, grab a guardian, you’ll need them for a ride anyway, and join us for a half hour of fun, stories and a small craft every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Pack in some fun before your day is done. Computer basics Open lab for beginners is available on Mondays at 1 and 2 p.m. Sign up for an hour-long session at the circulation desk or call 715-825-2313. Upcoming events Question, Persuade, Refer. QPR, a suicide prevention program, will be held on Thursday, July 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ask a question and save a life. Take the opportunity to make a difference. It’s easy to learn and just takes one hour. Sponsored by the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County with funding through the Osceola Community Health Foundation, Inc. Milltown’s Outdoor Movie Bring your own blanket, bug spray and enjoy a free family-friendly movie under the night sky. The next film will be shown Friday, Aug. 3, at dusk at the Half Moon

Lake Landing. Co-sponsor is River’s Rally. More details at the library or on the library Web site.

Join the Friends of the Milltown Public Library The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone can be a member and can help in many ways. Did you know? Besides the myriad of books in all genres and reading levels, the library also has oodles of movies, books on audio, and even e-books and e-audiobooks. Check out our upcoming programming and wares anytime at or stop in to browse the collections. You can also find the Milltown Public Library on Facebook and Twitter. Book Sizzle! and E-Newsletter “Your source for hot titles” is now available and you can join our virtual mailing list by visiting the library’s Web site. Play Wii at the library The Wii room is open for business. Games and select accessories are available for use within the library. Donations of games and accessories in good condition are welcome. Hours and information Phone: 715-825-2313, open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Friday 10 a.m-5 p.m, and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m. Email milltownpl@milltownpublic Fresh coffee and fast Wi-Fi are served every day.

Balsam Lake Public Library Upcoming event Bill Jamerson will be at the Balsam Lake Park on Monday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Summer reading Theme is Dream Big – Read. Programming information and dates. All programming is free. Read books, win prizes and have fun. Aug. 1, Festival Theatre workshop, 11 a.m. Aug. 8, Therapy and service dogs with Sunshine Kennels, at 11 a.m. Aug. 15, final party, 11 a.m. Computer classes Classes in July are held Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Sign up ahead because space is limited. Call, stop in or e-mail to reserve your place. July 31 – E-readers New books in July “Back Fire,” by Catherine Coulter “Close Your Eyes,” by Iris Johansen “Next Best Thing,” by Jennifer Weiner “Where We Belong,” by Emily Griffin “I, Michael Bennett,” by James Patterson

“Where the Bodies are Buried,” by Chris Brookmyre

New DVDs “21 Jump Street” “The Artist” “American Reunion” “This Means War” “Act of Valor” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” Book club Third Wednesday of each month, 3 p.m. The next book “Wingshooters,” by Nina Revoyr. Hours Balsam Lake Library, (under the water tower) at 404 Main St., Balsam Lake. Hours are Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E-mail: Web site:, 715-485-3215. Like us on Facebook for updated information.

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Fire and Ice and animals of the jungle Everyone is invited to free family programs at the Frederic Library. Mad Science will make a return visit to Frederic with Fire and Ice, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m. This show will fire up children’s imaginations with an exciting collection of scientific demonstrations that will make your brain sizzle! Nature’s Niche of Stevens Point will bring us Remnants of the Rainforest, on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Join us for a program including live animals such as arthropods, amphibians, birds, mammals, lizards, turtles and snakes found in the rainforest.

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Ninth-annual Lamar Festival to be held Aug. 4 ST. CROIX FALLS – The folks at Lamar have been putting together this music, dance, art, spoken-word festival for nine years, and while it’s continued to grow, it maintains a warm vibe and offers exceptional talent. It’s no ordinary festival. “We bring talent to the festival and offer experiences that are typically not available in a rural area,” says fest Chair Steve Bont. “And in addition to all the great music and food, Nationally acclaimed performer Brian Wicklund and the the fest offers a chance to try Barley Jacks headline the Lamar Festival Saturday, Aug. 4, things like drumming and dif- with high musicianship from a range of traditions for dancing and listening. – Photos submitted ferent kinds of movement.” The headline act for this year’s Saturday, Aug. 4, fest is the Barley with drumming and dancing from a range Jacks with high-energy danceable music of tribal traditions. Two exciting new local bands will apthat ranges from bluegrass to Celtic. Led by virtuoso fiddler Brian Wicklund, the pear this year. Trapeze Disaster promises Barley Jacks meld their divergent back- an eclectic mix of mellow music and vogrounds to make a little magic and a little cals, while Sig Daddy and the Dew danger in every performance. Wicklund Dawgs put up a blues-based funky has been integral to the national acoustic groove-a-rama. The Wolf Creek Loose music scene for decades. He has toured Cannon Rhythm Section is back this year internationally with Stoney Lonesome, Ju- with its all-out big blues sound. One of the goals of the festival is to nurdith Edelman, Kathy Kallick, Lorie Line, Chris Stuart Band and Brother Mule. He ture young artists. In keeping with that is also a busy studio musician, teacher goal, the very accomplished Mandikat and author of the best-selling “American from Taylors Falls, Minn., returns to the fest while taking a break from her studies Fiddle Method.” The Illumination Fire Troupe, the Mid- at Iowa State that blend the worlds of west’s premier fire performance troupe, music and art. The Pink Ladies Barbershop Quartet comes to the fest for the first time with a dazzling nighttime show that blends var- starts out the fest at noon. “Lots of our old-timers, including ious dance styles, acrobatic skills and visionary choreography with the element of alumni of the 1905 Lamar School, come fire sure to spark the imagination and ig- early in the day,” says Bont. “It’s a great chance to visit with people who have a nite the spirit. Another fresh new act at the fest this living history of Lamar School.” After year is the big Brazilian percussion band, that, it’s the high-energy show of the Batucada do Norte, which follows in the River City Cloggers, under the direction tradition of the great drum ensembles of Sheryl Baker, who’ll be giving young parading every year during Carnival and old a chance to get on the dance floor and try some classic clogging moves. In throughout Brazil. Not only is the range of musical styles addition, there’ll be participatory acting throughout the day as diverse as the peo- games from by Festival Theatre, a drum ple who love the area, it also includes circle lead by Don Karsky and Dan Wormany distinguished local artists. Beat rell, late-night Laser Zumba, and all kinds boxer Nick Wishard, from Somerset, who of good things on the side like poi spinhas been a show stopper at the fest the ning and hula hoop making, sustainabilpast two years, will be back. Wishard is ity tours and art activities for all ages. For the first time, festival admission is considered one of the top-three beat boxers in the country. Hip-hop artist Romes, by donation. Gates open at noon and perfrom Osceola who founded the Eau Claire formances run until midnight. All the Hip-Hop Invasion, will be rapping along profits from the event fund the historic with well-known cohort DJ A-Scratch, 1905 Lamar School and the organization who keeps the art of turntable-style that cares for it. Lamar Community Center in located at scratching alive. Local fusion drum and dance troupe, 1488 200th St. in rural St. Croix Falls. For Beyond the Rhythm, warms up the night further information, visit - submitted

LIBRARY NEWS Centuria Public Library Dream Big – Read! Extravaganza Tuesday, July 31, the final library get-together will be held at the Centuria Public Library. Come celebrate a month of reading and participating in fun activities with your friends. Prizes will be presented and treats for all. At the same time, be reading and participating in Reading Bingo. Pick up your Reading Bingo cards at the library, read three books to get a Bingo and put them in the jar to win a chance for an exciting prize. There are four grand prizes just waiting to be won by July 31. To win a grand prize, the participate must attend at least two of the schedule programs and play Reading Bingo. The more books you read, the greater your chances are at winning a grand prize. All books must be checked out of the Centuria Public Library in order to play Reading Bingo.

On July 10, summer reading attendees built super sculptures and had fun making bubblers that produced mounds of bubbles. Lots of fun is being had at the Centuria Public Library. The library has hosted two summer reading activities in the month of July.

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Super sculptures were made with rolled newspaper and painted glowing colors.

A jig puzzle game was played with everyone winning a fun prize.

The River City Cloggers will perform and offer the audience a chance to try a classic step or two at the Lamar School.

The first summer activity was all about fish and aquariums. There was a great turnout and each child went home with their very own goldfish and aquarium. – Photos submitted The Lamar Festival will offer hands-on activities including a drum circle.


Car Show, Tractor Show and Truck Pull

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This 1965/2007 Daytona Coupe owned by Curt Helin of Frederic was one of the many showstoppers at the Lucky Days car show.

Only two dark shadow blue metallic special service Ford Mustangs exist, and one of those cars was on display during the Lucky Days car and truck show Saturday, July 21. The 5.0 HO V8 was one of 20 Minnesota State Patrol cars (two each of 10 different colors) that served from 1989 to 1993. For more information about the car, visit or

A large crowd gathered on Main Street in Luck on Saturday, July 21, to see a huge selection of vintage automobiles on display, as well as some antique tractors.

Not every vehicle had the means to haul multiple passengers at the Lucky Days car show. This NASCAR gcart sponsored by Van Meters Meats in Luck was a nice addition for those looking for a little variety.

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The wooden spokes of a 1927 Buick Coupe, as well as the rest of the vintage vehicle owned by Gordon Moore of Centuria, was a spotless representation of its time period.

This John Deere micro-mini B owned by Bill Wahlberg of Little Canada, Minn., was a unique piece of machinery at the Luck FFA antique tractor show. The tractor was built in 2008. A nice-sized crowd was on hand to watch the truck pull in Luck on Saturday, July 21, during Lucky Days.

Several different makes and models competed during the truck pull at Luck during Lucky Days. Several antique tractors were shown during the FFA tractor pull during Lucky Days.


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It’s not every day you see someone with a parrot out and about during carnivals and local festivals. This was quite a draw for the younger crowd, as well as the grownup crowds during Lucky Days on Saturday, July 21. – Photo by Marty Seeger

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The 2012 Lucky Days medallion was found Sunday, July 22, by these two lucky medallion hunters, assisted by their two grandpas. Ethan Hanson, 9, at left, and his brother Andrew, 6, of Houlton, will split the $100 cash prize. Their parents are Bruce and Sarah Hanson. The medallion was found at the base of a utility brace pole across the street from the Luck Lions storage garage. Their grandfathers, the “Clues Guys,” Jon Erickson and Ron Hanson, both of Luck, assisted the boys. The Clues Guys remarked that there was an element of “luck” in finding the medallion, but clues mentioning “woods” and "mills" (as in Wood Goods and St. Croix Valley Hardwoods) were key to their brainstorming. They first had to shake the notion of looking for a cardinal on any surrounding structure, finding out later that the cardinal was on the medallion itself. — Photo submitted

Several different kinds of rides gave kids an opportunity to have fun during Lucky Days in Luck on Saturday, July 21. – Photo by Marty Seeger

Six teams took part in the great Luck bedrace, run on a hot Friday afternoon, July 20. The Luck High School Bed Racers (lower right), a new entrant, had the best time and took first place. The five team members are all Luck students and in great shape. The Bone Lake Greasers (above and left) and their back-to-the-'50s outfits won the best-dressed prize again. The other teams were sponsored by Maxwell Heating, the Luck Fire Department (top right), Ben’s Northern Bar and New York Life. The firefighters had been out on a call and almost missed the race. Fortunately, they got back in time, since their generous spraying of the crowd with water kept many people cool. – Photos by Gregg Westigard and Luck Community Club


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The Luck High School marching band led the way for the Lucky Days parade Sunday, July 22. – Photos by Greg Marsten unless otherwise noted

Mustard, Hot Dogs and Ketchup from Jenell’s Main Dish are always popular.

The Luck ATV Club had some smiling kid representatives.

Sometimes, you just need a spot of shade to watch a parade.

Luck Village President Peter Demydowich rode in style.

These visiting queens earned extra credit for competing in the hot-dog-eating contest.

The Van Meter Meats Lucky Dog hot-dog-eating contest winners, first-place Blake Rust, (left), and second-place Tony Aguado, took the prizes.

The Luck Senior Center was represented by this float in the Lucky Days parade on Sunday afternoon. – Photo by Gregg Westigard

This vintage Studebaker pickup had some wet kids in the back.

This calf seemed to enjoy the ride on a hot afternoon.– Photo by Gregg Westigard

The Red Hat Ladies joined the Lucky Days parade on Sunday afternoon, July 22. – Photo by Gregg Westigard

Milltown Pump Service had an interesting work vehicle.


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If there's one thing that can put a smile on just about anyone's face, it's fresh fried cheese curds. Spectators gathered in Luck during Lucky Days on Saturday, July 21, for the annual tractor pull.

Lawn mower races were held on Main Street in Luck during the Lucky Days celebration last weekend. It was a great afternoon to relax, or simply share an afternoon with friends, Photos by Luck during the Lucky Days tractor pull on Saturday, July 21, in Luck. Community Club

Devin and his siblings honored their late mother with this homemade parade unit. – Photo by Greg Marsten

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It's party time! Danbury set for centennial celebration! by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer DANBURY – After waiting 100 years for an excuse to really party down, Danbury finally has one. After months of events and anticipation, the Danbury centennial has finally arrived, and if that’s not an excuse for a party, nothing ever will be. The big celebration runs from Saturday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 5, and there will be lots to enjoy in that short of time period. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with an official Danbury historical display at the Swiss Town Hall that runs until 3 p.m. At the same time, Main Street in Danbury will be buzzing with a craft fair, and the post office will be issuing an official Danbury postal cancellation stamp at the Swiss Town Hall. And since the lumberjack era played a big part in Danbury’s history, there will be a lumberjack show running at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Main Street. The Danbury

Lions will be serving food, and the Danbury Fire and Rescue will provide beverages. The events of that first day will draw to a close a 7 p.m. with the 100th-anniversary dance featuring the Jim Post Band and sponsored by the Fishbowl. Sunday, Aug. 5, the actual anniversary date, the fun resumes with an anniversary lunch at the fire station at 11 a.m. And after time to let the food settle, the party resumes at 1 p.m. when Wayne’s Foods Plus unveils a car show that will run until 4 p.m. at Wayne’s store. And as they say in all those TV ads trying to sell you something, “But wait! There’s more!” And there will be more, because the Siren Community Band will perform at the Swiss Town Hall from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Then comes that final event. From 2 to 3 p.m. there will be the official anniversary ceremony with a proclamation, speakers, a cake-cutting ceremony and the announcement of the raffle winners. Quite a party! Plan now to attend because if you miss this one ... well, you’ll have to wait 100 years for the next big party.

Burnett County Republican Party announces fl fla ag winner WEBSTER – At their booth at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster July 12-14, the Burnett County Republican Party offered fairgoers the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a U.S. flag. The high-quality flag with sewn stripes and embroidered stars came with a certificate to authenticate that it had been flown over the Wisconsin State Capitol on June 14, 2012, Flag Day. Following the dismantling of the fair booth the day after the fair ended, Republican volunteers conducted the drawing. Paul Riemer unsealed the container holding the entries and Brian Langdon drew the name of the lucky winner, Robert Krenzke of Webster. Volunteers Jan An-

derson and Sam Jones delivered the flag to Krenzke a few days later. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of the people who stopped by our fair booth and their interest in participating in our drawing,” remarked Chairman Laurie Riemer. “We encourage people to fly the American flag and show their patriotism and loyalty to our country.” The Burnett County Republican Party extends gratitude to the staff of state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, who made the arrangements for the group to purchase the flag. They encourage fairgoers to stop by their booth at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair in Grantsburg Aug. 16-19 for another chance to win a flag. - submitted

Emily Petzel, Unity FFA member and daughter of Mark and Debbie Petzel, Centuria, received special honors for her display in the Hall of Stars during the state FFA convention recently in Madison. Petzel was able to share her display with over 3,000 FFA members and guests from throughout Wisconsin. She has her own flock of high-quality sheep that she exhibits throughout the Midwest. Petzel was also a state gold medalist in the Sheep Production Proficiency Award Program. She was recognized as one of the top 10 finalists in the Star Farmer competition at the Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison, which took place June 11-14. The awards were sponsored by Animart.

Sell your hay through Farmer to Farmer STATEWIDE — Drought conditions in southern Wisconsin and other parts of the Midwest have sent farmers looking for purchased forages or greener pastures. Farmers can list to buy or sell hay, corn and other forages through the Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage Web site. The site is developed and supported by UWExtension and can be found at Just follow the instructions. The list is free of charge for both buyers and sellers. Users can search for, or list for sale, high-moisture corn, corn grain, haylage, hay or straw. Buyers can search for farmers in just one Wisconsin county or in any number of counties at once. The Farmer to Farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers. UW-Extension Cooperative Extension assumes no responsibility in the transaction of buying or selling the items listed on this Web site. All transactions and negotiations are handled directly between buyers and sellers. People who wish to use this service, but

do not have access to the Internet, can get access and assistance at their county UWExtension office. Those located near or in Minnesota may also want to use the Upper Midwest Haylist at hosted by the University of Minnesota. For some producers, relocating livestock might be an effective strategy. Farmers willing to move their animals closer to hay supplies or better pastures through lease arrangements can also use the same Web site to search for or to offer pasture leases. Producers should consult with their veterinarian, attorney and/or accountant for more detailed information about appropriate biosecurity/animal health practices associated with moving animals as well as fair and complete lease agreements. For more information, contact Otto Wiegand or Kevin Schoessow at UW-Extension at Spooner, 800-528-1914 or 715-635-3506. — from UW-Extension

Josh Kreft, Unity FFA member and son of Joe Kreft and Bobbi Jo Babcock, Centuria, had his display in the Hall of Stars during the Wisconsin FFA Convention recently in Madison. Kreft was able to share his supervised experience program with convention-goers to see how he is a coowner of land that he manages for wildlife. He placed fourth in the state in the Star in Agribusiness competition. There are over 18,000 FFA members in Wisconsin. Kreft was recognized as fourth in Wisconsin in the Star in Agribusiness competition at the state FFA convention in Madison, June 1114. The awards were sponsored by Animart. – Photos by Jeanne Alling

MILLTOWN - The Milltown History Center is now open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment by calling 715-554-7335. The center is located on the side street by the park and across from the bank (former Milltown Telephone Co. building). - with submitted information

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Service with a smile, or laugh Jimmy’s Drive In goes beyond burgers and fries by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC – He doesn’t wear the clown outfit every day but, when things get a little slow, Jim Allen dons the rainbow-colored wig and jacket, red polka-dotted pants, and of course, the floppy red and yellow shoes. As people drive by, they’ll either laugh, smile and wave or quickly look away as Jim raises a hand in hopes to get a reaction, or bring them into Jimmy’s Drive In, which has been open since last spring and throughout the summer. “He goes out there and makes a fool out of himself,” said Amy Walstrom, shaking her head. But that’s Allen, according to Walstrom, and nothing new. The couple have been together for more than 20 years and aren’t exactly new to the area. About 20 years ago, they owned and operated the Luck Bakery, as well as the Lucky Tavern. They eventually sold the bakery, and ran the Lucky Tavern until 2004, before moving to Florida. While in Florida, Walstrom owned and operated a restaurant while Allen sold real estate, but because their restaurant in Florida was seasonal, they hoped to find a similar place in the area that was also seasonal. The vacant building just off of Hwy. 35 seemed a perfect fit, especially since it used to be the Good Ol’ Drive Inn, and a Dairy Queen at one time. Walstrom hoped they could bring the name of their restaurant from Florida to Frederic, but with other establishments with the same name, they stuck with naming it Jimmy’s Drive In, after Allen’s favorite singer Jimmy Buffett, whose music portrays the island lifestyle. Much of the décor is from their former restaurant in Florida, and carries a tropical theme, but it’s the food that will likely have people

Jim Allen tries to get a reaction out of the next vehicle traveling on Hwy. 35 in Frederic. Jimmy’s Drive In features great food with daily specials and soups, along with an array of items to choose from on the menu, including Reuben sandwiches, patty melts, shrimp, fish dinners and wraps, which have been very popular this summer. Shown outside the Drive In are Jim Allen and Amy Walstrom. – Photos by Marty Seeger coming back again and again. “I do the cooking and Jim does the front part, wherever he’s needed,” said Walstrom, who tries to keep much of their food fresh and local. The hamburger comes from Daeffler’s Meats in Frederic, and Allen, who is a baker by trade, bakes the buns fresh each morning. Walstrom makes a lot of different specialty sandwiches, and they have a daily special along with homemade soups. There’s also Reuben sandwiches, patty melts, shrimp, fish dinners and wraps, which Walstrom says are their most popular seller this

summer. They also have great burgers and the typical drive-in table fare that people love, including Wisconsin cheese curds, Cedar Crest ice cream, and shakes, but the Drive In certainly has more of a restaurant feel to it. “We’re a restaurant, drive-in style,” said Allen, and Walstrom agreed. “I love doing this, we thought maybe we’d retire after we sold the Lucky (bar) but I couldn’t do that,” Walstrom said. “She’d get bored,” Allen said, adding that the busier it is for Walstrom, the bet-

ter. The first day that they opened, the Drive In was packed with customers nonstop. Walstrom said many have thanked them for bringing the eatery back to Frederic, and they hope to stay open through the end of October. They hope to reopen their doors again in late April or early May. Jimmy’s Drive In is closed on Mondays but open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. “When we’re here, were open,” Walstrom said. Or, you can simply look for the guy in front of the Drive In, wearing the funny clown suit.

Pottery Tour to be held this weekend DANBURY - The 10th-annual Northwestern Wisconsin Pottery Tour will be held Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marty Pearson will

host two other potters at his studio north of Danbury this tour which will make for five potters showing work within easy driving distance.

For more information on the artists showing works and a map of studios in the tour, visit the home page of the Northwestern Wisconsin Pottery Tour at or con-

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EVERY MON. Amery Senior Center



• Wii golf, 9 a.m.

Frederic Senior Center • Spades, 1 p.m. Luck Senior Center Siren Senior Center 715-349-7810



• Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., 715-268-6605

• Bingo Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 1 p.m.

• Pokeno, 1 p.m.

• 500, 6:30 p.m.

• Pokeno, 1 p.m.

• Open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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• Dime Bingo, 1 p.m. • Monthly Senior Meeting, 3rd Tues.

• Cribbage, a.m. • 500 Cards, 1 p.m.,

• Dining at 5, Every 1st Thursday, no meal in April

• Spades, 1 p.m.,

• Exercise, 10-11 a.m. • Skip-Bo, 11 a.m.-Noon • 500, 6:30-10 p.m.

• Bridge, 10 a.m.-Noon • Bingo, 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3 p.m.

St. Croix Falls Senior Center

• Exercise, 10-11 a.m. • Skip-Bo, 11 a.m.-Noon • 500 Cards & Dominoes, 12:30-4 p.m.

Webster Senior Center • AA Meeting, 7 p.m.

• Senior Monthly Meeting, 3rd Tues.

• Dime Bingo, 12:30 p.m.

• Cards & Pool, 7 p.m.

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• Frederic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-327-4425 • SCF, 9 a.m.-Noon

• SCF, Noon-6 p.m. • Ruby’s, Siren, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Frederic, 2-6 p.m. • SCF, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Siren VFW Aux., 2nd Wed., the hall, 7:30 p.m.

• Frederic Legion Aux. 249 Every 3rd Thurs., Golden Oaks, 7 p.m.

EVERY SAT. • Bingo, 1 p.m.


• Ruby’s, Siren, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • SCF, 1-4 p.m., 715-483-2920

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• Good Sam, St. Croix Falls, 5:45 p.m., 715-483-3666

EVERY TUES. • Webster Lioness At Last Call, 6 p.m.


• First Baptist Church, Webster, 9:30 a.m., 715-349-2332



• Cushing Legion At Suzy Q’s, 6:30 p.m. • Siren Lions At Midtown Tavern, 5 p.m. • BYHA At Zia Louisa, 6 p.m.



Meat Raffles/Bingo

• Webster Chamber At The Tap, 5:30 p.m. • Burnett VFW At Little Mexico, 6 p.m.

Farmers Markets

• Amery Pavilion, 3-6 p.m.


• Luck Senior Center, 5:30 p.m., 715-472-2341 • Balsam Lake Municipal Building, 3:45 p.m., 715-485-3002

EVERY FRI. • Fishbowl Sportsmen’s Club At Sweeny’s Bar, 5 p.m. • Snowciables At Thirsty Otter, 6 p.m. • Grantsburg Legion, 6:30 p.m. • Humane Society, Yellow River Saloon, 5 p.m. • Hockey Assoc., Dreamers, 6:30 p.m.



• Trinity Lutheran Church, Osceola, 8:30 a.m., 715-755-3123

EVERY FRI. • Siren Lions At Jed’s Laker Lounge, 5 p.m. • Lake Country Riders At The Pour House, 5:30 p.m. • Webster Lions At Gandy Dancer Saloon, 4:30 p.m. • S.N.O.W.S., Skol Bar, Frederic, 5:30 p.m.

EVERY FRI. • Eureka Farmers Market, 2:30-6:30 p.m. • Balsam Lake Farmers Market, 3-5:30 p.m.


• Ruby’s, Siren, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Frederic, 9 a.m.-Noon


• Comforts of Home, Frederic, 5:30 p.m., 715-327-8063

• Overeaters Anonymous, Amery Senior Center, 6:30 p.m., 715-268-6605



• YLRA At Yellow Lake Lodge, Webster, • Wonderland At Yellow Lake Golf 3-5 p.m. Course, 4 p.m. • Siren Moose At Robert’s Road House, • VFW Meat Bingo At Lewis Hideaway, 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. • Wild About Education At Wild Waters, Danbury, 5 p.m. • Siren Lions At Whiskey Joe’s, 5 p.m. • BYHA at Frederic Golf Course, 5:30 p.m.

EVERY SAT. • Siren Senior Center, 1-3 p.m. • Milltown, Julia’s Java, 8 a.m.-Noon • St. Croix Falls, Library Plaza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Frederic, Leader Parking Lot, 8 a.m.-Noon



Meet the new owner of Mud Hut Gifts and Rubber Stamps Gifts but Irmen-Dunn said she’s adding by Marty Seeger something new every day and expanding Leader staff writer the amount of crafting items available and FREDERIC – Theresa Irmen-Dunn had hoping to get others interested in crafting, always dreamed of owning her own craft especially kids. She said that she’d like to shop and back in May that dream became a focus on bringing out the artist in people, reality when she purchased Mud Hut Gifts which is why she’s added more water coland Rubber Stamps in Frederic. Former ors, paints and other artist supplies and maowners Joe and Joan Paar are currently enterials. joying retirement and coming and going as “I’ve kind of been looking at all the differthey please to help Irmen-Dunn in her tranent crafts that people can possibly do and sition of owning and operating the busikind of going from there, even stuff that ness. Not that she isn’t qualified, as people don’t do anymore, but maybe Irmen-Dunn spent more than the past 10 they’ve thought of it,” she said. years as an office and customer service Every Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., the manager for a large franchise, but being Mud Hut offers a class on a specific craft, tied to a desk isn’t something that allowed and each week it’s something different. her to express her creativity through arts Starting this Thursday, July 26, they’ll also and crafts. be starting a cake-decorating class, which is “I sat at a desk for 10-plus years and you expected to run for four weeks. But if somekind of lose your creativity when you’re one simply has a project they’re working on, doing the same thing all the time, and I just and needs a little extra space to work, they wanted to get back to being creative and can come in at any time during business having a little more fun with my time,” said hours and work on their project. Irmen-Dunn, who had an early love for “People have projects, or they have kids knitting at the age of 7, and about the age or pets that are always getting into whatof 9, found a hobby with crocheting. She ever they’re working on, so it’s a good spot credited both of her grandmothers for getjust to have a nice, peaceful little space to ting her interested in the crafting world Theresa Irmen-Dunn is the new owner of Mud Hut Gifts and Rubber Stamps in Frederic, which work,” she said. and, so far, she’s found the perfect niche at has a little something for everyone, including a huge selection of items for the craft enthusiast. The past few months have been quite Mud Hut Gifts. – busy for Irmen-Dunn and she’s spent many Irmen-Dunn currently lives south of the Photo by Marty Seeger long nights getting products priced and out Twin Cities and actually found out that the lowed her to be more flexible. She leaves for home on business was for sale on Craigslist. She was hesitant Sunday evenings and comes back to the area on Tuesday on the shelves. Mud Hut Gifts still carries a huge selecabout the two-hour commute at first but as she was mornings. She said she will be closed on Mondays but tion of rubber stamping as well as scrapbooking, beadgrowing up, her family spent a lot of time at their cabin has expanded the business hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., ing and yarns, and a large selection of greeting cards. For in the A&H area, which made it not seem like such a Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Satur- more information on upcoming classes or suggesting one, call 715-327-8903. daunting drive. Her three children are also older now day and Sunday. and out of the house, which freed up some time and alThere’s a little something for everybody at Mud Hut

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Verdict is that Forts is "wonderful!" by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer DANBURY — What do justices from the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association do when they take a breather from the bench? They become tourists like anyone else. And on Thursday July 19, a group of them turned their tourist attention to the Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park near Danbury. According to Justice Crystal Penny Bearheart, spokesperson for the group, the association consists of judges from each tribal court in Wisconsin, and every three months one of the tribes with a court hosts a gathering of the judges. This provides an opportunity for the judges to visit, discuss issues of the courts and generally help one another. This month it was the turn of the Ojibwa Indians in Danbury to host this event that drew representatives from tribes throughout Wisconsin. And since the tribal offices are so close to the fort, it was just natural for the judges to visit one of Burnett County’s prime tourist attractions. Several things appeared to impress the visitors. First there were the authentic reproductions of the Indian village and the fort itself, but beyond that they were especially interested in the sophisticated technologies that the Indians were using in the early 1800s. Wigwams were built in such a way that a system of arches could carry heavy snow loads during the winter. And wigwam floors were covered with stones that would radiate heat from the fire burning in the center of the wigwam out to the walls so that sleepers could rest on a warm bed all nightlong. Then there was the winter camp shelter

Framed by the entrance to the site of Forts Folle Avoine, visiting tribal judges received a brief description of the fort from director Steve Wierschem. – Photos by Carl Heidel that directed the northwest winds in such a way that they not only cleared the smoke from the cooking and heating fire, but also blew warm air back into the shelter for the comfort of the inhabitants. Even in below-zero weather, the shelter would be warm. Over and over again the judges could be seen to shake their heads in wonder and admiration of what they saw and what they learned about their ancestors. “It’s

wonderful,” they said. “It’s just too bad that all of the judges didn’t come out here.” Well, they will get another chance. The next time the association meeting is held

at Danbury, Bearheart plans to return. And, she said, she will be bringing the other judges with her.

A historical re-enactor explained the setting of the XY cabin to the visiting justices.

A voyageur of the early 1800s described how the European and Indian peoples shared their cultures, intermarried and lived together peacefully during the fur trade era.

Justices from the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association enjoyed their visit to Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park.

The justices examined a fire pit that was part of a sophisticated heating and cooking system at the Indians’ winter camp.

The judges took a close look at the interior of a wigwam to see just how their ancestors lived more than 200 years ago.


Betty Lou (Erickson) Shetler Betty Lou (Erickson) Shetler, 75, passed away on May 13, 2012, in Denver, Colo. She was born April 16, 1937, in Frederic, to Clifford and Sarah Erickson. She married Jerry Shetler. They were longtime residents of Battle Creek, Mich., before moving to Denver, Colo., in 1998. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, who passed away on June 17, 2011, and by her sister, Rene, who passed away on April 28, 2012. She is survived by daughter, Kristin Bridges (Tee) of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Kraig Shetler of Battle Creek, Mich.; and daughter, Karin Johnson (Derek) of Centennial, Colo.; grandchildren, Erickson and Stone Bridges, Konnor and Kassidy Shetler, and Elin and Anna Johnson; sisters, Durae Kubat and Beverly (Onze) Chapman; numerous extended family and by the countless friends she made everywhere she went. She will be remembered for her unwavering commitment to her husband, for being an amazing mother and grandmother, for her love of golf and tennis, cheering on her favorite sports teams with abounding enthusiasm and for always finding the best bargains. A graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic, on July 28, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at the Frederic Golf Club from 2–4 p.m. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic,, assisted with funeral arrangements.

Stan R. Rheingans Stan R. Rheingans, 65, Luck, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Tena Rheingans. He is survived by his wife, Jean; stepchildren, Christopher (Amy) Sasik, Gregory (Peggy) Sasik and Kimberly (Dan) Vick; grandchildren, Lisa, Emily, Ryan and Annika Sasik; great-granddaughter, Jaelyn Sasik; brothers, Rick (Dianne) Rheingans, Greg (Marsha) Rheingans and Brian Rheingans; sisters, Patricia (Jeff) Mitchell and Barbara (Del) Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Luck Lutheran Church, Luck, on Wednesday, July 25. Online condolences may be left at or Please continue to check these Web sites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444. Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Michael G. Mihna Michael G. Mihna, 90, a resident of Frederic, died July 15, 2012, at Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. Michael was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Michael and Apolonia Mihna. Michael worked for the Soo Line Railroad for 30 years as a carpenter/bridge builder. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going to garage sales and thrift stores. To find good cup of coffee and a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup was by far his most enjoyable thing to do. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joe; and brother-in-law, Edward. He is survived by his longtime companion Eunice Clark; his sisters, Mary Dalsveen and Sophie (Don) Slipher; brother, Steve (Joyce) Mihna; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, at the Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Interment followed at the River Hill Cemetery in Dairyland, Douglas County. Casket bearers were Michael John Dalsveen, Gary Dalsveen, Tony Dalsveen, Keith White, Ricky White and John Dalsveen. Honorary casket bearer was Geno Cook. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Marjorie Olsen Marjorie Olsen, 90, Grantsburg, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. Marjorie loved to travel and took many trips with family and friends. In her younger years, she was a member of a marching band that, at one point, was invited to Washington, D.C., to perform for the King and Queen of England. It was one of the greatest highlights of her youth. In her later years, she was a member of the Grantsburg Kitchen Band, which played for nursing homes, retirement home and various community events. She really enjoyed playing music, singing and was quite accomplished at both. She is survived by one son, Jerry Hess; and granddaughter, Tammy. Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Grantsburg. Interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. The Edling Funeral Home, Grantsburg, is entrusted with arrangements.

OBITUARIES Betty Lou Woodruff

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Betty Lou Woodruff, 71, Killeen, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on July 7, 2012, surrounded by her family, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Betty was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Grantsburg, to Oscar and Elvina (Carlson) Granquist. She was raised in the Trade River area and attended the rural one-room Trade River School. After graduating from Grantsburg High School in 1958, she lived and worked in Minneapolis, Minn., for approximately four years. On March 3, 1962, in a small Baptist church in Minneapolis, Minn., in the middle of a blizzard, she married her lifelong partner, Herbert Wayne Woodruff. He had completed his basic training and was being sent to Germany, and she joined him there later. After he was discharged from the Army, they lived in the Twin Cities for a few years and then moved to Atlanta, Ga. In 1970, the Woodruffs relocated to the Killeen area. Betty was employed by Craig’s Record Shop for a few years. Following that she joined her husband in the ownership of Bus Stop Records, a main contributor to the music industry all across Texas. They enjoyed the time they spent together serving the soldiers of Fort Hood and the surrounding communities. They retired in 2002, so that they could spend time enjoying family, especially the grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, on their 50th wedding anniversary, March 3, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Barbara Haakenson. She is survived by her son, David, and wife Regina of Killeen, Texas; daughters, Carol Woodruff of Gatesville, Texas, and Linda Jensen and husband Chris of Killeen; three grandchildren, Kara Martinez and Jacob Woodruff of Austin, Texas, and Markus Jensen of Killeen; sister, Beverly Cambronne and husband Jerry; brothers, Orren Granquist, Orville Granquist and wife Estelle, and Raymond Granquist, all of rural Grantsburg area; sisters-inlaw, Bernadette Woodruff of Killeen, Texas, Anne Mathis and Betty Carver of Tennessee. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 12, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Chapel in Killeen. Burial was at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Dell Raymond Ruedy, 71, Webster, died July 20, 2012. A celebration of Dell’s life was held Wednesday, July 25, at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Glenn Eugene Johnson Glenn Eugene Johnson, 88, St. Croix Falls and formerly of Milltown and Balsam Lake, passed away on July 20, 2012, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Glenn was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Kulm, N.D., the son of Signa and Lindor Johnson. Glenn was married to Ruth Bautch on March 30, 1948. In 1969, Glenn started American Metric Incorporated in Bloomington, Minn. In 1976, he relocated the business to Milltown and renamed it Milltown Machine and Tool Inc. When he relocated the business, he and his wife, Ruth, enjoyed living in their lake home on Balsam Lake. After his retirement, the couple lived in Milltown. Later in his retirement years, he enjoyed playing cards, particularly Texas Hold’em, and he enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins, traveling and spending time with his neighbors and his family. He was a lifelong Knights of Columbus member and a member of the American Legion. Glenn leaves to celebrate his memory, daughters, Cynthia (Jerry) Fagin of Valley Village, Calif., Nancy Johnson of St. Croix Falls and Sally Johnson of St. Croix Falls; son, Tom (Wanda) Johnson of Luck; grandchildren, Joe Hochstetler, Shawntelle Dawes, Jon Hochstetler and Nicholas Johnson; several great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian (B.C.) Stevens; nephew, Mark Stevens; and other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth in 2009; and sister, Dorothy Leat. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake with Father John Drummy celebrating. Glenn was laid to rest alongside his wife, Ruth, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Milltown following the service. Military honors will be accorded in Glenn’s honor at the cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joe Hochstetler, Jon Hochstetler, Nicholas Johnson and Dennis Gorghuber. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.


William “Bill” Jensen William “Bill” Jensen, 82, Balsam Lake, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home with his loving family at his side. The funeral service for Bill will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake on Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. The family will greet visitors Friday at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria from 4 to 7 p.m., and then again on Saturday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Bill will be laid to rest at the Balsam Lake Cemetery following the service. The family would like to invite family and friends to join them for fellowship and lunch back at Faith Lutheran Church following the cemetery service. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.


Perspectives Sally Bair

Keep on keeping on All of us experience times when we want to give up on a task, a child’s misbehavior, or a particularly trying situation. I go through an occasional downtime when it comes to writing my weekly devotionals. My brain tells me it’s time to give it up after nine years. Isn’t that long enough? Wouldn’t quitting take some of the pressure off trying to finish other writing projects? They’re stacked up so high that it will take another century to make a dent! No sooner do I ponder thoughts of quitting than I receive an e-mail telling me how last week’s column touched a heart. Or someone will approach me with a hug and a message such as, “I clip all your articles and reread them and share them with my family.” At those times, I realize quitting is not an option. For some readers, perhaps my messages are the only gospel they read. For others, they are encouragement to stretch their faith … or to keep on praying … or to give them hope. Their feedback encourages me to keep on writing. God uses people to encourage us when we most need them. He wants us to encourage others to keep going. God told Moses that he could not enter the promised land before he died because he had disobeyed God. Instead, Moses was to “command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.” (Deuteronomy 3:28) I can imagine that Joshua needed all the encouragement he could get as he was about to lead more than a million people into an unknown country. He no doubt was familiar with all the people-problems Moses had faced during those 40 years in the wilderness. Such a daunting task would tax anyone’s patience. The apostle Paul also stresses the need for encouragement. When separated from fellow believers who were in spiritual need, he sent Timothy, “our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, that no one should be shaken ….” (1 Thessalonians 3:2) An encouraging word or gesture can mean the difference between giving up and keeping on, between joy and sorrow, between hope and despair. Lord, we thank you for encouraging us—through your Word and presence—to keep on keeping on. As we are encouraged, help us to consider every opportunity as one to bring encouragement to others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Financial generosity should come with no strings attached Q: Our daughter and her husband are struggling financially. We’d like to help them out, but we don’t want to set an unhealthy precedent or violate the integrity of their marriage. How should we handle this? Jim: Focus on the Family’s counseling team deals with this question often. Their advice is that if you have the financial ability and the desire, it’s actually more beneficial to give to your children while you are alive than to leave them a large inheritance – provided, of course, that you do it wisely and follow some basic guidelines: • Give with no manipulative strings attached. If you’re trying to change an adult child’s behavior by what you do for them financially, you’re being manipulative. This poses a challenge for some parents and grandparents. Instead of giving money freely, they may want something in return: phone calls, visits during the holidays, license to “meddle” in their children’s marriages, etc. Such expectations run contrary to the spirit of true generosity. • Transfer wealth gradually, without

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changing their lifestyle dramatically. Consider helping them out with the cost of necessary items, such as appliances, rather than luxury items. If they’re buying a home, you might also think about giving them a monthly gift to help pay down the principal on their mortgage. • Be sensitive to your son-in-law’s feelings and bear in mind the importance of his role as provider. Don’t give the young couple so much money that he feels he isn’t needed. • Don’t rob your children of the ability to learn valuable life lessons. It’s hard for more affluent parents to watch their kids struggle with problems that could be solved with a check. But it may not always be healthy for you to intervene. Struggling through a “lean” season may actually help them develop character and strengthen their marriage. ••• Q: My husband just told me that he’s been having an emotional affair with a co-worker. We’re trying to work things

out, but I’m confused and having a hard time forgiving. Is an emotional affair just as damaging as a physical affair? Juli: In some ways, an emotional affair is even more difficult to deal with than a physical affair because it is so ambiguous. Even the most basic question, “What defines an emotional affair?” is not an easy one to answer. While your husband did not share his body with another woman, he shared thoughts and feelings that should be reserved only for you. That hurts and feels like a betrayal! As difficult as it is to forgive your husband and move on, it is a good sign that he confessed the affair to you. By doing so, he recognizes that he has crossed boundaries that he should not have crossed. Instead of rationalizing his actions, he is accepting responsibility. To move forward, you need to follow many of the same steps involved in recovering from a physical affair. Forgiveness is certainly one of those steps. To forgive your husband means to give up your right to punish him for his past choices. You also need to address the trust issue that was broken between you. How can you know that he will not continue in an emotional affair or begin another one? Together, you need to talk about boundaries that will protect your marriage.

Reading Jerry Jenkins‘ book, “Hedges,” would be a great place to start. Finally, work together as a team to be sure that you are meeting each other’s emotional and sexual needs within your marriage. Couples become more vulnerable to affairs when those needs are neglected. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, cohost of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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Singing sheriff blesses New Hope Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland, left, was called to the scene at New Hope Lutheran Church last Sunday, July 22. But he was there not to enforce a noise violation, but to raise his sonorous voice in song and praise, said Dr. Emory Johnson, pastor of New Hope. The Singing Sheriff again blessed another congregation with his beautiful vocal gift in singing songs of faith and love. The sheriff regularly donates his time and gift to the delight of community churches of all denominations. For more information call 715-463-5700. – Photo Wayne Anderson

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



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




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



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


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


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


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


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




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


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


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

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

Sr. Pastor Gil White; Assoc. Pastor Thomas Cook Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.


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


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


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

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


350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. School - 10 a.m. 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Mark Gilbert Adult Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday



Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Traditional Service 10 a.m.; Outdoor Serv. 6/24, 7/29 & 8/26, 10 a.m.


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


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


Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt - 715-653-2630; 715-327-4461 Worship 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. Communion 1st Sun.

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


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


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


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


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


Rt. 1, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st Sun. of each month


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


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


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


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


Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; (June- Aug.) Sun. Wor. 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m. Mon. Wor. 6:30 p.m.


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

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


Pastor Arveda “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Pastor Tammy Clausen Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

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


10 mi. W. of Cumberland on Hwy. 48 (McKinley) Pastor Neal Weltzin GT Office 715-857-5580, Parsonage 715-8223001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. - 9 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10:15 a.m. Holy Communion - 1st Sunday


Pastor Gerald Heinecke Home 715-327-8608; Church 715-866-7191 Sunday Worship Service - 8 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


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


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


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


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


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

ZION LUTHERAN - EAST FARMINGTON (WELS ) Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Worship 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Worship 7 p.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday


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


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




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



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



Pastor Father Frank Wampach, 651-465-7345 25293 Redwing Ave., Shafer, MN Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer)


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



2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Web site: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Melissa Carmack Sun. Wor. 9 a.m., Wed. Wor. 7 p.m. Interim Pastor Andrew Hinwood 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:.30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays





Sr. Pastor Gil White; Assoc. Pastor Thomas Cook Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)

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


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



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


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


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



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


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


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


Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa CTHs A & H - 715-866-7321 Crescent Lake Voyager Village area. Mass Sun. 8 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. Reconciliation as per bulletin and by appt.


Pastor: Rev. Dennis M. Mullen, 715-327-8119 St. Dominic: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception: Sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. 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.

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


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


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


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


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




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




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

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



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




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


Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sun. Schl. - 9 a.m.; Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services Sat. Worship - 6 p.m., Luck Senior Center


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.


231 Bluff Drive, 715-247-2435 Services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m.




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




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

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



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


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




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


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


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



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


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

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

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

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

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


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




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

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

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Burnett County's fly-in/drive-in air show

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Brooke Wolfe, 4, was the youngest chef behind the griddle at Burnett County’s Fly-in Breakfast on Saturday, July 21. Dressed in the finest of chef uniforms, Brooke was busy flipping pancakes for all who came in that morning.

Pilot Don Larson is getting ready to start up his plane, which is a 1941 N3N-3 nicknamed Yellow Peril. It is one of 816 built. – Photos by Abby Ingalls

This plane is getting ready to take off. Photos by Abby Ingalls A bird’s-eye view of Siren and Crooked Lake taken from a helicopter.

The morning began cloudy, but broke away to sunny skies and a muggy morning. Here a plane takes off into the sky.

Picnic tables were full of people coming from both land and sky to enjoy a hot breakfast and conversation.

ABOVE: Yellow Peril and Don Larson taking off into the air.

RIGHT: A group of onlookers watch with interest as planes take off into the sky.


Coming events JULY

Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities

THURS.-SUN./2-5 Siren


• Siren Summerfest, sales, arts & crafts, pageant and car show.

• Art Medley on display at the Fresh Start Coffee Roasters.

• “Steel Magnolias” at the clubhouse. Thurs.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.,

Voyager Village



THURS. & FRI./26 & 27


Clear Lake

• Northwoods Flyers EEA Club meets at the Burnett County Government Center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m. • Music in the Park, Doug Crane & Al Parson, at Crooked Lake, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Methodist church Christmas in July basement boutique. Thurs. 3-8 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.




• Washburn County Fair,, 715469-3217.

St. Croix Falls

• Lamar Music Festival, 715-483-0022, 715-553-2116.

St. Croix Falls


• Polk County Fair,, 715-483-0022.

Voyager Village


• “Steel Magnolias” at the clubhouse. Thurs.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.,

• Book sale & pie & ice-cream social at Bethany Lutheran, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



• Library’s outdoor movie at Half Moon Lake Landing, dusk, 715-825-2313.


• Lyme disease education and support at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., 715-268-2856, 715-268-2035.


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


• Parkinson’s support group meets at Burnett Medical Center, 2 p.m., 715-689-2163.


• QPR Gatekeeper suicide prevention training at the library, 6:30 p.m., 715-553-2367.


• Ruby’s Pantry at 24534 Hwy. 35/70. Open 1:30 p.m. Distribution 2 p.m., $15 donation. • Burnett County Citizen Patrol meeting at the government center, jury room, 7 p.m. • Music in the Park, Harmonic Balance, at Crooked Lake, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


• Memory loss support group speaker at the library, 1-3 p.m., 715-349-5250.

FRI.-SUN./27-29 Danbury

• Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous, demos, competitions & entertainment, 715-866-8890.

FRIDAY/27 St. Croix Falls

• Range Day at St. Croix Outdoors, 3-9 p.m., 715-4839515,


• Kids Create free art classes at Larsen Family Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Sign up by Wed. prior, 715-919-1943.

SAT. & SUN./28 & 29 St. Croix Falls

• “Man of La Mancha” at Festival Theatre. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387,

Hannah Wondra represented the Leaning Pine Farm Toys float at the Wannigan Days parade on Saturday afternoon, July 21. – Photo by Tammy Wondra

SATURDAY/28 Danbury

• Family Fun Day, sidewalk sales, Harley parade, powwow, pig roast, games, etc. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


• Range Day at Coyland Creek, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-6534273,


• Bryce Hacker Memorial Musky Tournament on Bone Lake, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-825-3314.


• St. Dominic’s 50th Summer Festival, Mass 10:30 a.m., chicken dinner 10:30 a.m. Medallion hunt, games, cash prizes, sawdust pile and silent auction.

SAT. & SUN./4 & 5 Danbury

• Anniversary celebration, sales, music, food & dance,



• Indianhead Gem and Mineral Show, Sat.10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 715-349-2241.



• Historical society’s ice-cream social at the museum, Wisconsin Ave. and Oak St., 6:30 p.m. • Burnett GOP ice-cream social at The Lodge, 2 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


• Book sale at the library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Family Play Day at Interstate Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 715483-3747.

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• Logging show downtown, 12:30, 2 & 3:30 p.m.


• Feed My Sheep at Grace Church in Grantsburg. Doors open 8 a.m., distribution 9 a.m., 715-463-5699.

• Drop-off day for Lions and Lioness yard sale donations, 9 a.m.-noon, 715-349-2400. • Class of 1982 reunion. Golf 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner & gathering at the Legion, 6-11 p.m., Facebook.

Trade Lake

• Swedish Mission Church’s 126th-anniversary celebration, 11 a.m.


• High tea at Grace United Methodist Church, 1 p.m.

SUNDAY/29 Cushing

TUESDAY/31 • Music by The Pipe Dream Blues Machine in Triangle Park, 6:30 p.m. • Food and Friends Community dinner will be held at the Siren Covenant Church, 5-6 p.m.


Grantsburg Siren


• Hazardous waste collection at the county highway shop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-635-2197. • Lions Club BBQ and Rib Fest, at Crooked Lake Park, 11 a.m.-?, 715-349-7399.. • Coin show, sponsored by Fishbowl Wooden Nickel, at senior center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-468-2012. • Arts Alive on 35 & bake sale at BAAG Art Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


• Lamar Festival at Lamar Community Center. Music, dance and art.


• Pet CPR and first aid training session at the high school, 10 a.m.-noon. RSVP 715-866-4096.

St. Croix Falls

• Alzheimer’s support group at the medical center, 1-3 p.m., 715-483-0431.

• Music by Glory Train & Jerry Baxter at Skonewood Christian Retreat Center, 6:30 p.m. • Drive-in worship service at Laketown Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m.



• Early-stage Alzheimer’s support group at the senior center, 10 a.m., 715-268-6605.

• Wild rice pancake breakfast at Forts Folle Avoine, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 715-866-8890.


• Doc - Squirt Days, bike show & swap at Suzy Q’s, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-648-5223.

• Blood pressure screening at Bremer Bank, 9 a.m.1 p.m.

St. Croix Falls Webster

Rain finally falls on Southern Wisconsin

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by Steve Roisum Wisconsin Public Radio Southern Wisconsin is getting some much needed rain over the next few days. This is good news for corn farmers, but experts say it won't be enough to end the drought. This week could bring the most rain seen in quite a while for some areas in southern Wisconsin. Ed Townsend is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan. He expects a mix of rain showers and thunderstorms. But, Townsend says, it won’t be enough for southern Wisconsin to climb out of the drought. “Most likely we’ll be in a drought at least one, two, three months probably longer.” Due to the drought, agriculture officials say some corn fields are just beyond saving, but UW Extension Agricultural Climatologist Bill Bland says this week's rain may help salvage some of the corn fields that are still alive, where the plants have successfully pollinated.

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