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Homicide charge dropped Judge cites failure of officers to preserve cell phone messages PAGE 3

Man talked into custody

P a t i e n t p o se

Armed standoff ends peaceably PAGE 2

Park Rosemarie dedicated at SCFalls Page 35

Rep. Hraychuck helps save local DMV centers Letters from more than 200 constituents play role PAGE 3

Emerald ash borers coming Insects probably on their way to Polk County PAGE 13

The accidental photographer Currents feature

Tax rally draws crowd to courthouse PAGE 4

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Golfers and track athletes headed to state See SPORTS

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Auto industry collapse affects sheriff’s dept. A busy year for medical examiner PAGE 6

Council directs city and Festival to create task force

Fundraising, community involvement tasks to do PAGE 12

After the graduation ceremony at Webster High School on Sunday afternoon, there was plenty of posing for a seemingly endless series of photos. Here Angelica PerezAldana (left) and Melissa Gustafson (right) wait patiently until they’ve been photographed by all the cameras. More photos of Webster’s graduation, along with coverage of Unity, Luck and Siren’s commencement programs in Currents section. Photo by Carl Heidel

Digging up a class memory A Grantsburg High School class ring spent 45 years in the ground until Gordy Lehman decided to do some lawn work FALUN - Sandra Tygum of Pomona, Calif., received a phone call last week from Gordy Lehman. “What year did you graduate from high school?” he asked her. “You found my ring!” she said. Lehman was a little surprised she knew right away what he was calling about. It had been 45 years since Tygum, then Sandra Shoquist, had lost the ring on her family’s farm, owned by her parents, Floyd and Frances Shoquist. Lehman and his wife, Pauline, purchased the farm from the Shoquists. Last week, after digging up the lawn do so some reseeding, Gordy noticed a shiny object sticking out of the dirt. He took it in the house and washed it off and recognized it as something more than a trinket. Gordy then placed a call to Bonnie Shoquist, Sandra’s aunt, and got the phone number for Sandra. In his conversation with her he learned

Buried for 45 years, this high school ring will soon be returned to its owner. - Photo by Gary King she had just been thinking about the ring a week earlier after receiving an invitation to her 45th class reunion. She had worn the ring for just three months before losing it. He said he plans to mail it to her and she will have it in time for her class reunion, in case she decides to attend. “I thought it was a good story,” Lehman added. And one with a happy ending. - Gary King

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Man talked into custody

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POLK COUNTY - A 33-year-old Dresser man became Polk County's second road fatality of 2009 early Friday morning, May 29. Gregory R. Johnson was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix east on CTH F when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and overturn in the ditch, striking trees before coming to rest against a tree and large rock. As the vehicle rolled, Johnson - the lone occupant - was ejected. He was found lying in the ditch with severe injuries. The vehicle was totally engulfed in flames after the crash. Authorities were notified at 1:14 a.m. of the crash, which occurred on F, east of 210th Street in the town of Osceola. Life Link III air ambulance was requested for a scene landing and did transport Johnson to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was treated but not long after died as a result of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Dept. - with information of the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

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John Hickey, longtime teacher, dies

FREDERIC – John Hickey, a longtime teacher and volunteer firefighter in the community, died Monday, June 1, following a battle with cancer. He is survived by wife, Sandy, grown children Rita and Sean, grandchildren,

Major outage

GRANTSBURG - Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Company customers lost power Sunday evening due to an underground fault resulting in a major outage in the Grantsburg area. Part of the Polk-Burnett system in the Grantsburg area was also affected.

and other relatives and friends. A celebration of life is tentatively planned for the end of June. A complete obituary will be published in a future issue of the Leader.

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OSCEOLA - On Sunday, May 31, Terence Thompson, 45, Osceola, was arrested and charged with recklessly endangering safety with a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shortly after noon that day, Osceola police received a report of someone firing a handgun inside a home. At the home, the residents reported they had heard a gunshot from the one-room loft over the garage. They said they went to the loft, smelled gunpowder and smoke in the air, and that Thompson was playing Russian roulette with his Taurus .357 revolver. They asked for the gun and Thompson refused to give it to them, so they left and called the police. The police tried to contact Thompson by phone without success, so the Polk County Emergency Response Team was called. Sheriff Tim Moore and Osceola Chief Tim Lauridsen were both present. The team talked with Thompson using a P.A. system, and then took Thompson into custody. Thompson said at first nothing had happened. Later, he admitted he was frustrated with his life, and to relieve frustration he fired his gun toward the ceiling. Thompson said he was not suicidal. A single 12-inch marijuana plant was seen in a planter by a window, as well as several notes listing names and dollar amounts, consistent with notes about drug deals. A search warrant was granted by phone by Judge Rasmussen. During a search, the following items were found: A Ruger .357 handgun, a large box of unused gem packs; a large marijuana bong. Thompson said he had received the marijuana plant as a gift; it did not test positive for THC. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

Briefly LEADER LAND – A few people in the area have purchased - or are considering purchasing - a dock extension – just so the end of the dock reaches the water. One of the worst droughts in northwestern Wisconsin in years – some say since the 1930s – continued this week with no significant rainfall in the forecast. That can change in a hurry with a few daylong rains, but for now, many local bodies of water are getting smaller. ••• ST. CROIX FALLS/SIREN - The St. Croix Valley Orchestra will be presenting summer concerts in this area during the second week of June. This is the orchestra’s 18th season featuring musicians who come from more than a 30-mile radius to rehearse in St. Croix Falls and perform three sets of concerts throughout the St. Croix Valley each year under the direction of Randolph Elliott. For information see the orchestra’s Web site Summer concerts will include performances at the new orchestra shell in Crooked Lake Park in Siren at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 12. On Saturday, June 13, the orchestra will be performing at Overlook Park in St. Croix Falls at 2:30 p.m., followed by a return to Michael Park on the Apple River in Amery at 7 p.m. The public is welcome at all these locations—there are indoor locations nearby in case of rain. - with submitted information


LUCK — The 2009 Music in the Park series will kick off next Tuesday, June 9, with old-time rock and roll from Intensive Care. The event is free and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Triangle Park. A different group will be featured each week, sponsored by local businesses. Youth from Luck Lutheran Church will be selling snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Luck Lions Hall at 1st Street and 2nd Avenue in Luck. - submitted ••• CORRECTIONS: • The photo of the man in uniform looking at the American flag at the Grantsburg Memorial Day service last week was not Jim Sundquist, but Russell Stone. • Names in a photo caption in last week’s Leader should have read: Kayla Asmus, Cora Bauer and Jessica Bauer.

Hraychuck helps save DMV centers

Amery, Luck, Spooner and Siren locations to stay open MADISON – State Rep. Ann Hraychuck, D-Balsam Lake, is pleased to announce that the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee restored funding May 28 for 40 Department of Motor Vehicle service centers, including Amery, Luck, New Richmond, Spooner and Siren. The governor’s 2009-11 state budget proposal eliminated funding for these centers. Residents in the 28th Assembly District would have been forced to travel to either Rice Lake or Hudson to renew their driver’s licenses. “Without a service center in Amery or Siren, a trip to the DMV would no longer be a quick 15-minute drive - it would take a half a day,” said Hraychuck. “Most residents would have been forced to drive anywhere from an hour and a half to three and a half hours round-trip to the nearest center. That is simply unacceptable.” Nearly 200 constituents called, wrote letters, sent e-mails and signed petitions to demonstrate their opposition to closing the DMV service centers. Hraychuck used that information when meeting with members of the Joint Finance Committee about this issue. “Constituents were so vital to this process. Your voices were heard loud and clear, and without you these service centers would have been eliminated,” Hraychuck said. The version of the state budget passed by the Joint Finance Committee will likely go before the Assembly for a vote during the week of June 8. - from the office of Rep. Hraychuck


Charges against Huggett dropped Judge cites failure of officers to preserve cell phone messages

by Sherill Summer BURNETT COUNTY - A judge has dismissed the charge of second-degree intentional homicide against Kyle Huggett, citing failure by local sheriff’s deputies to preserve voice messages that were eventually lost forever and thereby short-circuiting the chances of a fair trial. Judge James Babbitt, in a 13-page decision released last Friday, wrote, “Because what may well be characterized as the most important pieces of exculpatory evidence were not preserved by law enforcement officers, Mr. Huggett’s due process rights have been denied.” Exculpatory evidence is information that would show someone is innocent of a crime. The ruling was handed down “with prejudice,” meaning the prosecution is barred from bringing action on the same case in the future, barring a state appeal. Huggett, 33, shot and killed John Peach on the night of Jan. 20, 2008, when Peach broke into the home Huggett shared with Peach’s ex-girlfriend, Amy Kerbel. A week prior to the shooting, Peach, Huggett and Kerbel had exchanged text messages. Approximately three hours before Peach drove John Peach from his home in Grantsburg to Huggett’s home in rural Danbury the night of the shooting, Peach allegedly left threatening voice messages on both Kerbel’s and Huggett’s phones. Although both phones were taken as evidence on the night of the shooting, only one deputy listened to either of the final voice messages left by Peach on both Kerbel’s and Huggett’s phones. She later testified that she listened to the message on Kerbal’s phone for “a few minutes, approximately,” or “a second or two.” She could not recall if she heard the entire message and could not recall the tone, tenure or verbal content of the message. “No one from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department asked Huggett for permission or consent to listen to the voice mail message,” Babbitt wrote. He further stated that he didn’t understand why an officer did not ask for consent or hand Huggett his phone and

On Tuesday, June 2, District Attorney William Norine was working through the process of appeal. He must work with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the first step to obtain permission from the DOJ to file an appeal. Normally, the DOJ takes the lead in the appeal process, according to Norine, but he said he’s hoping that he can submit his own brief in conjunction with arguments from the DOJ.

Kyle Huggett have him retrieve the messages when he was interviewed on the night of the shooting. Since the interview was recorded, the crucial evidence would have been preserved. The sheriff’s department did subpoena the phone company for information on the phones, but not for voice mail messages specifically. When the subpoena didn’t provide the voice mail messages, a search warrant was obtained to gain access to the messages, but by this time, the messages had were no longer available. Voice message recordings had expired on or about Jan. 27, a week following the shooting. Judge Babbitt delayed a motion for dismissal by Huggett’s defense attorney to have the phones sent to the state Department of Criminal Investigation to see if the voice messages could be retrieved. The DCI had no success. Due to the lack of the messages, Babbitt ruled, it is impossible for the jury to determine the reasonableness of Huggett’s actions on the night of the shooting. He cited State vs. Hahn, which stands for the proposition that “when the State files to preserve exculpatory evidence, the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment has been violated.” Appeal started The Burnett County District Attorney’s office has indicated that it will appeal the decision. Judge Babbitt commented, during a recent court proceeding, that he felt his decision would be reviewed by a higher court. Now that Babbitt has given his ruling, there are 45 days to file an appeal for a higher court to review the decision.

Text messages part of defense motion to dismiss homicide case Text messages sent five days before shooting offer glimpse of tone of messages by Sherill Summer BURNET COUNTY - During court proceedings involving a defense motion to dismiss the charge against Huggett, Peach’s messages were repeatedly described as “threatening,” and the defense emphasized the need to present those messages so a jury could understand the reasonableness of Huggett’s actions. The state’s case against Huggett centered around Peach’s reasons for leaving threatening messages and took into account the nature of Huggett’s text messages to Peach. Some of those messages to Peach were included in the court file as part of the defense motion which cited a one-sidedness of the text-message record. Peach’s messages to Huggett and Kerbel were not preserved on Jan. 15, five days before the shooting, but

messages from Huggett and Kerbel were. The defense attorney was worried that the inflammatory nature of Huggett’s text messages would prevent Huggett from having a fair trial. The motion by the defense was denied by Judge Babbitt, but the motion itself, along with the attached text messages, were preserved. Text messages from the night of the shooting were not included in the defense motion because there are text records from all phones on that date and therefore not a part of the defense argument. So far, only the messages sent by Huggett and Kerbel – as noted in the defense motion – are considered open records. Police reports noted that there was a series of text messages over about a week’s time and led up to the shooting. In an interview with a detective, Huggett said he wishes he had con-

See Text messages, page 4

Self-defense law in Wisconsin In a review of the case, police reports state Peach – enraged by text messages from Huggett – drove to Huggett’s home with two other men. From the driveway, Peach attempted to call Huggett out of the house and indicated he wanted to fight. When Huggett didn’t respond, Peach went to the door and banged on it until the doorjamb broke and it was forced open. Peach stepped inside and was shot twice in the chest by Huggett. Kerbel was in a back bedroom with her son (Peach’s biological son) during the incident. She called 911 and at first reported that Peach had left the scene in a vehicle, but was mistaken. It was the two men with Peach that fled the scene in the vehicle after the shooting. Peach was on the ground, fatally wounded, in the driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was found to be unarmed. Huggett has claimed he acted in selfdefense from the night of the shooting. The self-defense law in Wisconsin, however, allows only enough force to protect oneself. The law states that once an attack that prompted self-defense is terminated, self-defense no longer applies to any further violence upon the would-be attacker. In addition, lethal force is only allowed in Wisconsin if a person is threatened with lethal force. For example, a person is not allowed to shoot an unarmed robber who has entered the home if the robber is clearly unarmed. Many states have changed their selfdefense law in the last couple of years to allow lethal force no matter what the perceived threat is. In other words, in these states a victim of an attack no longer needs to determine just how much force is necessary to protect oneself and if there was any reasonable way to avoid the attack. In these states, it generally is allowed to shoot an unarmed robber for example. Regardless of how well Huggett knew the law, the reasonableness of Huggett’s actions has been the center of the argument between the defense and the prosecution from the beginning and why the text messages and voice mail messages are so important to this case. The text messages from the phones were partially recovered. All text messages from the day of the shooting and a couple of days beforehand were recovered from all three phones: Huggett, Peach and Kerbel’s. There were also text messages to Huggett and Kerbel recovered from days that were not recovered on Peach’s phone. An earlier defense motion by the defense to dismiss Huggett’s charges because on the one-sidedness of the text messages on those days without Peach’s text messages would prevent Huggett from having a fair trial, because they would unfairly influence the jury. This motion was denied by Babbitt. In a May 18 court proceeding, defense attorney Craig Mastantuono argued that a voice recording from Peach shortly before the shooting is essential to understanding the reasonableness of Huggett’s action. In the same court proceeding, District Attorney Norine argued that the voice mail messages could be introduced as evidence through testimony and there is other evidence of a similar nature that is preserved.


Former feed mill building to be torn down this week

The former feed mill building in downtown Frederic will be torn down over the next week. In the fall of 1966, the Frederic Farmers Co-op Exchange moved its three-story building three blocks - from a location on Hwy. 35 (where the InterCounty Leader is now located, see photo lower right) to its facilities located near the railroad tracks on Oak Street downtown. This Leader file photo shows the building as it came down Main Street, headed to its new location. The building, built in 1904 by the Grimh Bros, Gotfred and Robert, was quite an impressive structure for the village, which was founded in 1901. The building - one of the oldest buildings in the village - underwent a number of changes of ownership in its time. The village hopes to sell the vacated space for commercial development. - File photos and photo lower left by Brenda Sommefeld

Video of tax rally offered on Leader Web site BALSAM LAKE – A video news release of the Northwestern Wisconsin Tax Rally held last Saturday at Balsam Lake is available for viewing on the Leader’s Web site, Event organizers say more than 300 people showed up for the rally. According to Mark Block, executive director of Wisconsin’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, it was an incredibly successful event with a great turnout. He emphasized his excitement, “because anytime you have an event with an open invitation and so many people turn out, you know that you are engaging your audience.” Eight speakers took the stage Saturday: Block; Bob Blake, Polk County resident; Sean Duffy, district attorney of Ashland County; Joey Monson-Lilly, Polk County resident; Mayor Dave Ross, Superior; Dan Mielke, candidate for Congress; Laura Ray Anderson, Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans; and Pastor David King, Milwaukee. Although the speakers were diverse in their backgrounds and the cities from which the came, their messages were very similar. A summary of their speeches might say, “We are taxed enough and the government should stop writing checks they can’t afford.” To watch the speeches in their entirety, visit: Story and video report courtesy Kirk Anderson

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Text messages/from page 3 tacted authorities after receiving text and voice messages from Peach saying he (Peach) was going to come over after the Packer-Giant game and “kick his a--.” “You know, I said some smart things back and - smart-a-- things back, and I what I should have done is call the deputy right away.” He said he and Kerbel both received messages and at one point they “chuckled about it,” because Peach was “screaming like a four-year-old.” Based on court documents, it is likely Huggett’s text messages to Peach on the day of the shooting were similar in nature.

Text messages Some of the punctuation and spelling in the following text messages were added by the reporter. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 10:36 p.m. - You’re on disability and you’ve threatened a 230 lb veteran. Something isn’t right. How would you like to work for a living? From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 10:50 p.m. - You’re a nobody. People like your bro but you’re the loser twin I guess one of you had to be. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:00 p.m. - I’ve got you No heavy lifting! Goodnight. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan.

15: 11:04 p.m. - I do. You are more that 5 miles from you mom’s t__. You’re a lowlife piece of s___ and to me a racial disgrace. And you know it Sweet dreams. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:12 p.m. - I got you thinking and I gave you a heads up didn’t I n____! Goodnight. Some of us gotta work in the morning. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:19 p.m. - You just wait n____ when that ss check isn’t coming in you’ll face reality I’ve been supporting your son whose a great kid. Now you may have to. From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:34 p.m. - Anth he need a man in his life. And I’ll do the best I can.

From Kyle Huggett to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:38 p.m. - Not true little fella. From Amy Kerbel to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:45 p.m. - Leave Kyle alone! He just woke me up. Please! its making everything worse! From Amy Kerbel to John Peach, Jan. 15: 11:47 p.m. - You’re right. My bad. I apologize. From Amy Kerbel to John Peach Jan. 15: 11:48 p.m. - I’m not telling him nothing. I just wanna be left alone.

Sheriff’s department followed normal procedures, says DA by Sherill Summer BURNETT COUNTY - Judge James Babbitt cited failures by the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department to preserve voice mail messages on two cell phones as reason enough to dismiss Kyle Huggett’s second-degree intentional homicide charge. Prior to that decision on Monday, Babbitt said whatever his ruling, the higher courts may take the opportunity to clarify who has the responsibility to preserve evidence in cell phones, or other electronics and when must they do so, so “this sorry situation is not repeated.” Even after the judge’s ruling, however, Burnett County District Attorney William Norine explained in a interview that the sheriff’s department followed the normal procedures in preserving evidence on the cell phones and they might very well use the same procedure if this happened again. Norine cited the three options avail-

able for the sheriff’s department in collecting such evidence and problems with some of the options in a written argument to Babbitt, in opposition to the defense motion to dismiss the charge against Huggett. The first option to collect evidence was to obtain a search warrant for the contents of Huggett’s cell phone. Norine explains that a warrant was needed because there was an expectation Huggett’s privacy to the content of his phone. But a search warrant would not necessarily mean that Huggett must disclose the pass code to his voice messages without a violation of his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. The sheriff’s department did use this option, but not as a first choice. A search warrant signed by Judge Michael Gableman on March 11, 2008, enabled sheriff’s investigators to examine text messages, digital images and call logs. But by this time, the voice mail messages were

delete from the Alltel server where they are stored. The second option is to subpoena the cell phone provider. Norine described this option as one which seemed most likely to “bear fruit in this instance.” This was the first option chosen by the sheriff’s department to gain content from the cell phones in custody. A subpoena was served to Alltel on Jan. 30, 2008, seeking billing statements, account records, Internet usage, T-Zone usage, IM usage, text messages or any other records in any form. Information from Alltel was returned to the sheriff’s department on Feb. 4, 2008, but did not reveal all of the contents of the phone that the sheriff’s department was hoping for - and no voice mail messages. Because the sheriff’s department did not get all of the information from the subpoena, they obtained the search warrant mentioned above. Finally, there was the option to gain

consent. Norine explained that this option had “practical difficulties” because Huggett always has the right to revoke such consent. Two Burnett County investigators testified in February that even if Huggett would have given consent on the night of the shooting, it did not necessarily mean that he was giving consent when the sheriff’s department retrieved content from the phone at a later date because he would not be there to revoke consent. The sheriff’s department did not attempt to gain consent from Huggett to retrieve content from his phone until the scheduled trial was delayed in February and the phones ordered to DCI for examination by Babbitt. Even then, Norine points out in a footnote of the written argument giving the three options, the request for Huggett’s pass code for DCI to use if they were able to access messages was not granted immediately. Instead it was provided days later.





Grantsburg board not happy with ambulance service

Offers vacant lot to fire association

by Gregg Westigard GRANTSBURG – The annual Board of Review is the time when village property owners can meet with the village board and assessor to question the valuation of their property. Last Thursday, May 28, the seven board members and the assessor, Roger Koski, gathered for that review. No one came to question their taxes. With the public apparently contented, the council took advantage of the two hours allotted for the review to conduct

some village business. That included expressing concerns about the ambulance service and offering property to the fire association. Burnett County contracts with North Ambulance for emergency medical services for the county. That contract comes up for renewal each June 30. Village President Roger Panek and Trustee Mark Dahlberg led a discussion about the service, the cost and possible alternatives. Panek started the dialogue by saying the cost North charges is too high and the service contract should go out for bids. Dahlberg said that LifeLink, another ambulance service, has expressed

an interest in coming to Burnett County. He added that LifeLink, when told what North charges, said that for that cost, the service should have a paramedic on duty. The present ambulance service is staffed 12 hours a day, with crew on call the other hours. North rents two places in the village for the service, a shop/garage and an apartment for the crew. It was mentioned that North lost 100 runs last year after Capeside nursing home closed. The board was to take its concerns to a county meeting on the ambulance contract on June 1. The Grantsburg Rural Fire Association was offered a lot to build a new fire hall.

The former McNally building, most recently the site of an enterprise center, has been demolished. The now-vacant lot, at the corners of Broadway and Pine, is now village property. The village offered the block to the fire association for $135,000, the fair market value set by the assessor. The fire association board, with members from the village and six Burnett towns, will act on the offer. The fire association needed a price on the property so it could make an application for a stimulus grant. The next regular board meeting will be Monday, June 15.

Hostas, lilies and more at local Farmers Markets by Colleen Draxler B U R N E T T / P O L K / WA S H B U R N COUNTIES - Local farmers markets are in full bloom. The Grantsburg Farmers Market opened on Monday, June 1, noon to 2 p.m., at the village offices/library and you can meet the farmers in Siren from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons all summer in the senior citizen’s center parking lot. An amazing variety of bedding plants, plant starts and hanging baskets are available for your garden or deck at Siren and Grantsburg farmers markets. You will find a great selection of local, fresh produce and plants. Looking for perennials? Now is the time to plant. The farmers markets showcase a wide variety of hostas, primrose, lilies and much more for the next few weeks. Asiatic and Oriental lilies are easy to grow and provide a colorful addition to your landscape. Buy firm, plump bulbs and plant them where they will get lots of sun. According to the National Gardening Association, about 30 percent more Americans are planting gardens this year. An advantage of shopping at a local market is that you can ask the farmers how they cultivate their crops or choose the juiciest variety of tomato to

New vendors are always welcome, growers and crafters alike. Interested vendors should call Chuck Awe for the Grantsburg/Siren markets (Cell: 612226-1220); Doug Amundson, Frederic Market (715-327-8842) and Connie Van Sluys, Spooner Market (715-766-2105). Nothing says spring like crisp, green stalks of asparagus, and asparagus is growing strong in Polk and Burnett counties this week. To prepare asparagus for cooking just bend the stalk near the cut end and the end will easily snap off. You may wish to try this easy and tasty recipe:

Plants like these perennials - hosta and bleeding heart - can be found at local farmers markets. - Photo by Colleen Draxler plant, and you can seek advice for successfully growing your own. Not sure what to do with an unusual vegetable or a unique flower? The farmer you buy from will be happy to give you some tips on how to prepare it or where to plant it. They may even have some recipes to share with you. The farmers love to talk

about their products, as you will soon discover. The Spooner Farmers Market will open in mid-June on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Train Museum and the Frederic Farmers Market begins on Saturday, July 18, 8 a.m. to noon, in the Inter-County Leader parking lot.

Roasted Asparagus Asparagus (thick spears roast best) Olive oil Salt and pepper Lemon juice Preheat the oven to 400˚. Snap off the ends of the asparagus and place the spears on a heavy baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss and mix evenly. Roast until tender and lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Watch so they don’t burn. Drizzle with a little lemon juice before serving.

Photographs of national parks on exhibit Exhibit at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway GRANTSBURG - Beginning on May 29, a special exhibit entitled, “America’s Best Idea: A Photographic Journey Through Our National Parks,” will be on display at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway’s Marshland Center. This free exhibit features stunning landscape photographs by famed photographer Stan Jorstad, the first professional photogra-

pher to photograph all of the national parks. Superintendent Chris Stein remarked, “One of our goals is to raise the identity of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as one of the 394 units of the National Park System. We hope this temporary exhibit featuring the magnificent landscape photographs of Stan Jorstad helps people make the connection between more famous national park units and the national park in their backyard – the St. Croix Riverway. The photographs also serve as an inspiring reminder about

why the American people have set aside these special places.” The photographs capture some of America’s best-loved park areas, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, as well as lesser-known, but no less spectacular, locations like Wind Cave and Hot Springs national parks. The exhibit will be on display until July 26. Exhibit hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the exhibit, visitors can view the Riverway’s 18-minute film, “The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey.”

Groups may schedule an appointment to tour the exhibit by calling 320-629-2148. The Marshland Center is located at 15975 Hwy. 70, Pine City, Minn., on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River, five miles west of Grantsburg. Call 320-6292148 for additional information. – from NPS Editor’s note: The Leader will publish a feature on photographer Stan Jorstad in next week’s edition.

Special meeting handles resignation and awards roofing bid SIREN – A special meeting of the Siren School Board was held Thursday, May 28. Actions taken were as follows: Turauski & Sons Inc. (Northwest Roofing Company, Chetek) was approved to

reroof the oldest roofing over the high school portion of the building. The board accepted, with regret, the resignation of social worker Kelly Pearson. Friday, June 5, will be Pearson’s last

day with the district. The new plan for student services includes assigning Karl Ader as K-8 guidance counselor as well as posting for a high school guidance counselor. This is subject to change

based on the qualifications and strength of the field of applicants. The board hired Principal Joe Zirngible to complete the summer school coordinator’s duties. – Information submitted

Inventory and trends reports provide background in comprehensive planning effort

BURNETT COUNTY - The multijurisdictional comprehensive planning project that is being developed by Burnett County, many towns, and two villages, has completed inventory and trends reports. The reports provide background data on the trends in many areas from housing, land use and demographics. To

view the reports by municipality visit The identified information areas are broken into seven areas including existing land use, population and housing trends, environmental features, land ownership, soils, zoning, and developable land. The information is useful

in creating the Issues and Opportunities section of the comprehensive plans as well as informing citizens as the current state of key topic areas. Citizens interested in understanding current trends can also view a series of maps on the county Web site. The vision for Burnett County continues to be developed

through monthly meetings. Other parts of the planning process are continuing. Currently, local planning committees are in the process of developing their future land use maps. In the near future a public opinion survey will be sent out. - from UW-Extension





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Hard month for medical examiner by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – Polk County is a long way from Detroit but problems in the auto industry was one of the items under discussion at the public protection committee meeting Tuesday, June 2. In another report, Medical Examiner Jonn Dinnies said his office has been working at a record pace this year. And a sheriff’s deputy is back at work after a six-month leave. Sheriff Tim Moore reported that the status of three new squad cars on order is in limbo. The cars were ordered before the Chrysler Corporation went into bankruptcy. Now one of the cars may be stuck on the assembly line, and the dealership which won the bid for the cars has lost its franchise and will not be able to deliver the vehicles. Another local dealer may accept the bid price, Moore reported. With equipment for the new squads delivered and ready to install, Moore and the committee agreed to leave the cars on order. Dinnies said May was a record month for death investigations, with 29 cases. He said the month was traumatic and time consuming. The calls included a double drowning, an ATV death of a child, an infant death and a suicide. Two autopsies were ordered, bringing that total to five for the year. At $8,000 each, autopsies are a major part of the medical examiner’s budget. Dinnies said there have been two teen suicides this year and two infant deaths. He added that a review group will look into what might be done for better prevention. Last year set a record for death investigations, Dinnies concluded.

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This year, through the end of May, he has had 124 cases, 12 ahead of the 2008 pace through May. Moore said that the caseload Dinnies reported involved the sheriff’s department also. Moore added some details on the drowning of two men in Wapogasset Lake. The boating accident was reported at 2 a.m. With help from the Amery Police Department, which had a boat with a radar unit that beams sideways and an underwater camera, the submerged boat was soon located. Dive teams were hired to locate the bodies. Moore said the entire recovery operation was completed by 10:30 a.m., easing the waiting period for the families of the victims. District Attorney Dan Steffen presented the annual report for his office. There were 2,149 law enforcement reports received and entered during 2008. The numbers, by case type, were 417 felonies, 611 misdemeanors and 196 criminal traffic cases. Most of the remaining cases were forfeitures. A high point for the year was the hiring of additional assistant district attorneys, the result of many years of lobbying the state. Steffen’s goals for 2009 include implementing a restorative justice program and maintaining funding for the drug court, a project he said was “very successful.” Lastly, administrative leave for sheriff’s Deputy Arling Olson was lifted. On May first, Judge Eric Lundell dismissed all charges against Olson on a case relating to testimony Olson gave in a 2002 trial. Olson, who had been on paid leave for six months, is now back at work. Moore said that “everything is over” relating to the Olson case.

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by Mary Stirrat BALSAM LAKE — Residents hoping to see the box culvert under CTH I in Balsam Lake enlarged to allow boat traffic will have to wait for more details on the projected costs before the village can decide whether to take on the project. Carl Holmgren, who lives on the Mill Pond and is spokesperson for those in favor of the idea, met with the Balsam Lake Village Board Monday night to discuss the project. The culvert in question connects Balsam Lake with the Mill Pond, and is currently less than six feet in width. The proposal would replace the culvert with one that is at least 10 feet wide, allowing bigger boats to go between the two bodies of water. Village President Guy Williams said that a meeting with Mill Pond residents, the county highway department and other interested individuals had been held May 21. At that time, he said, county highway commissioner Steve Warndahl indicated the current culvert would last another 50 to 75 years, and for this reason the county will not be looking to replace it. Williams said that since the county would not be partnering with the village to replace the culvert, the village would need to look for grant funding. In addition, he said, the village is looking at working with the county to develop walking trails at the dam park. Holmgren said it is likely that donations will cover some of the costs of a new culvert. “We’re focused strictly on a culvert replacement project,” he said, adding that the group does not want the project lumped with other projects what would total a large amount of money. “This project would enhance the usability of the public waters utilized by all residents of the village of Balsam Lake, Polk County and valued tourists,” Holmgren said in his proposal to the board. Historically, he said, the culvert project has been discussed for many years, citing minutes from a 1956 meeting that included a proposal to straighten CTH I at that location. Holmgren presented estimates for the concrete that would be needed for the project. No labor costs were available, he

A group of citizens is hoping to replace this culvert between Balsam Lake and the Mill Pond with a larger one that would allow boat traffic. — Photo by Mary Stirrat said. For a new six-foot-wide culvert, the cost would be about $26,950. A 10-footwide culvert would be about $45,950 and a 12-foot-wide one would be $50,350. The prices are from County Concrete and include both the 30-foot culvert under the road and 10-foot flared end sections. Trustee Jim Broome said that Warndahl will be calculating the labor costs for the project. He and Williams felt that the board could not make a commitment to the project unless the amounts were known, but Holmgren said that before actual costs could be determined the village would need to identify the culvert replacement as a village project. In addition, Holmgren and another Mill Pond resident said that there was a high likelihood that area residents would contribute to the project. “I think everyone would like to see a bigger culvert,” said Broome, adding, “This isn’t a need. This is a want.” Holmgren argued that the culvert replacement is a need, because the lakes belong to and should be accessible to the public. Later in the meeting, Roger Kiemele of Idlewild Trail said that his want is to have his road paved, to allow the residents on Idlewild Trail to have the village plow it rather than paying for snowplowing. The proposal was forwarded to the street committee, which will meet Monday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. Skateboard park Site preparation and cement work at the skate park will be done sometime this

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month, using dollars in the village budget allocated for the project as well as contributions from the chamber of commerce. The skateboard park will be located at Pine Park. Members of the park committee and village crew met Tuesday, June 2, to determine a location. The chamber of commerce has agreed to put $1,200 toward site preparation, said chamber President Chris Nelson. The majority of this — $1,000 — is a contribution from the Homeowner’s Association. “They were the first ones to step up and put money into the park,” Nelson said. Chamber members will also donate the forms and labor for the cement work, according to Nelson. The park committee received an estimate of $6,200 for the cement, which is covered by the $10,000 for the skateboard park that is included in the 2009 village budget. “I would like to move forward with it,” said park committee chairman Jim Broome. The plan is to have the cement poured before Freedom Festival weekend.

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

Liquor licenses Liquor licenses were up for their annual renewal, and the board approved applications from Angler’s, Balsam Lake Grocery, Hwy. 46 Store, Indianhead Lodge, Maverick Farms (Brewskies), Paradise Landing, Sunnyside Marina, Stop-A-Sec (Holiday), Sunset View Resort, Thirsty Otter and Top Spot. Trustees Geno D’Agostino and Jeff Reed abstained from voting. Barb Geissinger was in the audience, and indicated that she is still interested in obtaining the regular license held by Dalton’s and relinquishing her special license. The special license is more costly, said village clerk Lori Duncan. Geissinger was told that Dalton’s license is not available at this time. It was noted that Dalton’s did not apply for license renewal, and the license will expire at the end of June. It is possible there is a grace period, however, according to discussion at the meeting. The board also approved cigarette, operator, and mobile home park licenses, with D’Agostino and Reed abstaining from voting when appropriate. Other business • The board approved purchase of a computer for the police department. Cost is $699, plus $49 for antivirus software, from Connecting Point in Amery. An external hard drive has already been purchased for $129. • A temporary beer license and fireworks license was approved for the fire department for the Freedom Festival. Applications for amplified sound devices were approved for Sunset View Resort (May 1 – Oct. 15) and Angler’s Inn (July 4 and Sept. 4-6). • Sign permits were approved for Bishop Fixture and Millwork and for Balsam Lake Market and Deli.

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F O R U M Letters t o t h e e d i t o r Living our values Reading the Leader of May 27, I was fascinated by the story about the softball players. The article appeared in the Spring Sports Section, and was entitled, “Softball players find themselves in hot water.” It seems that some of the young women on school softball teams in the area had participated in a slow-pitch softball tournament which was against WIAA rules. As a result, any participating student would be ineligible for WIAA-sanctioned games, meets or contests in that sport for the remainder of the season. Most of the schools in the area filed an appeal with the WIAA to suspend the disciplinary action because of “extenuating circumstances.” Apparently, Erin Hansford, Frederic coach, stood on principle. She said that she and the players understood the rule and that the girls chose to play anyway. She commented that she advises the girls every year of the consequences if they play on the slowpitch teams. Hansford was unaware that the girls had played in the tournament until someone told her. Hansford, with the full agreement of Frederic’s athletic director, Jeff Carley, decided not to appeal the ruling of the WIAA. She commented that she and Carley felt that they had no grounds to appeal. She would not claim to the WIAA that they and the girls didn’t understand the rule. Hansford knows that they will go into all the tournament games with only nine members on the softball team roster, but she feels it’s an important life lesson for these young people to understand that any decisions they make have consequences that the consequences often affect other people. Over the years I have volunteered in the elementary school at Frederic and have been impressed with the commitment of the school to inculcate basic principles of life skills into the curriculum. They call them, “Lifelong skills and guidelines.” Among some that come to mind, in no particular order, are trustworthiness, truthfulness, responsibility, integrity, initiative, organization, perseverance, problem-solving, cooperation, curiosity, resourcefulness, patience, perseverance, friendship, sense of humor, pride, effort and common sense. Frederic School has received some prestigious awards this year, including being selected as a U.S. News and World Report Bronze Medal for Excellence School and the New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition Award. But, as far as I am concerned, the actions of Hansford and Carley are a more important recognition of the character of the school and its staff. They are not only teaching the values but are actually living them. What a great example for the kids. Mary Ellen Bechtel Frederic

It’s about rules I would like to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate the Frederic softball coaches and athletic director on their stance not to appeal the sus-

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pension of the softball players who had played in an unauthorized softball tournament. I believe that a coach has the responsibility to not only teach the rules of the game, but also to help teach the rules of life. By not looking the other way and by not using the excuse that the players did not understand the rule (wink, wink) the girls learned a valuable lesson. In softball, as in life, it is not always about winning, but about following the rules. Nancy Luke Danbury

Change, not hope Change but not hope is here. Did you ever think voting for change on the national level meant that the government would own General Motors? Did you ever think voting for change meant that the government would own our banks? Did you ever think voting for change meant tripling our national debt? Did you ever think voting for change meant that the government could fire a major corporation’s CEO? Did you ever think voting for change on the state level meant the state would allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants? Did you ever think that voting for change would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s cards? Illegal immigrants in Wisconsin not eligible for driver’s licenses instead could get driver’s cards that would give them limited rights under action taken by a Democrat-controlled committee. To get a card, an illegal immigrant would have to prove they have lived in the state for at least six months, provide proof of identity and not be eligible for a Social Security number. This measure basically serves to undo the legislation authored by me while serving in the assembly. Elections are serious and voting for change and not knowing what the change is has consequences, and now you know a few of them. There will be more to follow. Mark Pettis Hertel

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Letters t o t h e e d i t o r Goodbye, America Those who voted for the Obama/Biden ticket last November because he is articulate and promised change might wish to explain to Mr. Terry Larsen and his employees at the various Larsen Auto dealerships in our area exactly what kind of change you were counting on. Did making the evil rich pay their fair share and spreading the wealth include destroying businesses in our own yard? The last time I checked, Mr. Larsen was an extremely supportive member of the local community and an extremely important part of the local economy. He not only provides numerous jobs for people in the area, he is also always ready to support a local cause. He is, by any definition, an upstanding and valuable citizen in any community in which he does business. But, according to Obama, he must be rich, and therefore evil and fair game for government-forced financial ruin in the name of “spreading the wealth.” What happened to the asset value of the Chrysler dealership franchise that Obama stole from Mr. Larsen? Who got it? It was worth a lot of money, and it was stolen from Mr. Larsen. Where did the value go? We know that the labor unions got a large portion of ownership in Chrysler and GM as reward for their political support last fall, but who got the franchises? Will they be doled out to Democrat supporters and community organizers? We are being told that restructuring was necessary to make Chrysler viable. It seems - to a dumb old farmer like me that when you dictate a reduction in franchise outlets and a reduction in advertising budget, that the only problem that you could be attempting to solve would be the problem of selling too much of your product. There are no manufacturing costs attached to privately owned franchise dealerships. Closing dealerships simply to send those who own them to financial ruin has no impact at all on the inflated manufacturing costs that have bought Chrysler and GM to government ordered bankruptcy after dumping billions of our money into them to avoid the bankruptcy that Obama has dictated must now occur. One can only hope that, after what has been done to Mr. Larsen and his fellow Obama victims, that they at least got a kiss at the end of the date. “Bush led us into an immoral war,” they told us. Obama has raised troop levels in Afghanistan since taking office. “Bush spent too much and increased the national debt,” we were told. Obama and his cronies have added more dollars to the national debt than all previous presidents combined. Obama is “outBushing” Bush. This is now Obama’s economy and Obama’s war. But,“Ooooohhhh he is so articulate and handsome...” said the sheep as they followed the lion into his den... Goodbye, America. Will the last comrade to pedal their car out of the country please shut down the windmills and solar panels on the way out? Bob Blake Rural Frederic

Two wrongs There is an old saying: Two wrongs don’t make a right. This does not appear in the Bible, but it certainly reflects a scriptural idea. This concept, that two wrongs don’t make a right, is certainly true in the case of the murder of Dr. George Tiller. Dr. Tiller was an infamous abortionist, who was one of the very few in the country who would perform late-term abor-

tions. The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) is strongly pro-life and condemns the practice of abortion. Dr. Tiller, a former member of a Missouri Synod congregation, was excommunicated by that congregation for his abortion practice. (The congregation he was currently attending is part of another Lutheran body.) We stand by that action. Our sister congregation acted properly in disciplining Dr. Tiller. Such action is always intended to lead a person to see their sins and come to repentance. Excommunication is never intended to bring that person harm. While we condemn Dr. Tiller’s actions as an abortionist, we just as strongly condemn the actions of the person who took his life. Murder, even of a murderer, is never acceptable. God teaches us in Romans 13 and other places, that the government is in place to enforce justice. We are never to take private vengeance. This is simply not given to private individuals. Murder in any circumstance is a grievous sin. It was our utmost desire that Dr. Tiller come to repentance, and perhaps in time he may have. We do not know. Only God sees all ends. Sadly, because of this heinous act of violence, Dr. Tiller no longer has that opportunity. Rev. Jody R. Walter, pastor LCMS Immanuel, Frederic Rev. David Emmons, pastor LCMS Zion, Turtle Lake/Immanuel, Clayton Rev. Mark Schoen, pastor LCMS Shepherd of the Valley, St. Croix Falls

Drinking and children Wisconsin children are drinking alcohol at much younger ages than ever before. They drink too often, too much, and they drink to get drunk. The consequences are devastating. Underage drinking is estimated to cost the state of Wisconsin approximately $1.6 billion annually including: youth violence, youth traffic crashes, youth property crimes and youth injury as a result of alcohol. It is estimated that 94,465 youth in Wisconsin have a serious alcohol problem and only 15 percent receive treatment. In 2007, Wisconsin high school students reported the highest rate of current alcohol use and the third highest bingedrinking rate in the nation. Burnett County’s high school rate of alcohol use is higher than the state average. When today’s parents were teens, the average age of first drink was 16-17 years, but now that age has dropped to between 12 and 13 years of age. When youth begin drinking before age 14 they have a 41-percent chance of becoming alcohol dependent at some point during their lifetime, compared to the 10-percent risk attached to someone who abstains from alcohol until age 21. With these statistics in mind, Burnett County formed a communitywide coalition, Burnett County Adolescent AODA Prevention Coalition, to reduce underage drinking. ”We know how to prevent and reduce underage drinking,” said Lil Pinero BCAAPC coordinator. “Effective prevention efforts fall into four easy to remember categories: make alcohol less available to youth, less affordable to youth, make alcohol less acceptable to youth, and less attractive to youth.” In March 2008 Burnett County began participating in the statewide initiative to help reduce underage drinking called Parents Who Host Lose The Most. Several PWHLTM information pieces have already been in the local radio stations and newspapers. Part of BCAAPC’s mission is to help educate the community about the scope of the problem of underage drinking and to develop action plans to make changes. Another part of our work is to partner with law enforcement and the legal system to do compli-



moving to Frederic over a year ago, we discovered the many excellent possible ways to use the lower halves of our bodies. I’m talking about walking. Having spent the previous six years on a farm outside Centuria, we marveled at the difference in landscape between these two villages separated by a mere 15 miles or so. It seems prettier here, more hills and woods, a town largely surrounded by woods, with its own lake and the easily accessible Gandy Dancer and Ice Age trails. Of course, a few more in-town sidewalks wouldn’t hurt, (anything to promote more nonmotorized movement) but walking in the streets seems relatively safe. We’ve (my partner Win and I) quickly put together half a dozen walks, anywhere from three to eight miles in length, in the immediate area. Finding walks of different lengths directly connects to your energy level on any given day, allowing you to look forward to some form of exercise no matter how old, bloated or lazy you might feel, especially around the holidays. There are folks in the area who regularly promote group nature hikes, though I’ve always considered hiking more of a couples or solitary excursion, a great activity during which the politics and ongoing planning of a relationship can be worked out. I also like to write while hiking, actually MUST write while hiking, and am obsessed enough with it to have pens and paper planted in all jacket and coat pockets throughout the closet. This area of the country has already spawned many ance checks to see if underage youth can buy alcohol in Burnett County. Recently 19 alcohol-licensed premises were visited to see whether underage individuals could purchase alcohol or if they would be asked for identification and refused. Out of the 19 establishments, 16 sold an alcoholic beverage to one or several of the underage students. Only three establishments did not sell to the students after looking at their IDs. Six of the targeted establishments requested IDs and, after reviewing them, proceeded with the sale or services to the underage individual. “The results of this operation show that the targeted establishments sold to underage individuals 84 percent of the time, “said Sheriff Roland. “This percentage underscores how easy access to alcohol is in Burnett County for underage youth.”

Community Voices Kelly Green nature and romantic poems, as well as essays and satirical pieces about life in the country, for better or worse (mostly better). We are all incredibly fortunate to be here and it is a worthwhile subject for literary celebration and humble worship. The only downside to this rich potential is a lack of participation. On our excursions we meet few people, and that is both a positive and a negative. Two days in a row on the Gandy Dancer found us following in our own footsteps. No other humans had been that way, just multitudes of wildlife that could have been enjoyed. So, praise the few who walk themselves and their loved ones (two- and four-legged), the few joggers and, when the deep stuff comes, cross-countriers and snowshoers. A piece of advice and a bit of a flame beneath the backsides of others: Get peripatetic, if you can. After all, it’s only walking. What else can these legs possibly be for? Kelly Green says he’s “crazy,” has 20 books of poetry under his belt, has “sprouted up in Frederic after being run out of every other town” he’s inhabited and is “incredibly fortunate” to live with the fantastic potter Win Herberg. See their work at A second compliance operation will be scheduled within the next 60 to 90 days to determine if the educational effort is working. If you are interested in working to reduce the underage drinking problem in Burnett County please consider joining the BCAAPC. We will be holding two meetings in June. The first is June 8, from 10 a.m to noon at Aurora Community Counseling in Siren and the second is June 22 from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 165 of the Burnett Government Center. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Lil Pinero at Rob Rudiger Burnett Co. Health and Human Services Siren

Cooperatives push to stop predatory payday lending MADISON – Wisconsin’s cooperatives are once again looking out for the best interests of consumers by advocating legislation that would curtail the predatory lending practices of payday lending institutions. The state’s lawmakers will begin looking at a draft bill called the “Predatory Lending Consumer Protection Act” that would cap interest rates charged on consumer loans at 36 percent annually. Currently, Wisconsin is the only state where no interest rate cap exists, and payday lenders are free to charge exorbitant rates of 525 percent or more on top of large fees. “Cooperatives look out for the best interests of their member-owners,” said Cooperative Network President and CEO Bill Oemichen. “Cooperatively owned credit unions offer a solid alternative to payday lenders with lower loan rates, financial counseling, and accessible credit. They offer a needed escape to this never-ending debt cycle.” According to the Wisconsin Credit Union League, all credit unions offer

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members small loans that entirely prevent the need for the average member to use traditional payday lenders. For example, while the Federal Reserve considers the minimum profitable loan to be $2,400, almost 90 percent of Wisconsin credit unions would grant a $500 loan to help a member and more than 75 percent of them would make a loan of just $100 – all without the excessive costs traditionally charged by payday lenders. Cooperative Network serves more than 600 member-cooperatives, owned by more than 6.3 million Wisconsin and Minnesota residents, by providing government relations, education, marketing, and technical services for a wide variety of cooperatives including farm supply, health, dairy marketing, consumer, financial, livestock marketing, telecommunications, electric, housing, insurance, worker-owned cooperatives, and more. For more information about Cooperative Network, visit - from Cooperative Network

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Stop this state crunch on school budgets

Funding education has long been a top priority for Wisconsin. Even when faced with state budget shortfalls, there has been an effort to protect our schools and look for spending cuts elsewhere. That is why the action taken by the budget-writing committee this week as they wrapped up their work on the budget bill is so alarming. In a time when state government should look for ways of doing more with less, the Democratic-controlled budget-writing committee passed a budget bill that would take away tools that help schools control costs. The budget bill, largely intact from the governor’s proposal, now goes before the

state Assembly and state Senate for consideration. I have heard from school board members and administrators that are rightly concerned about how this budget bill would affect local schools. Sheila The policy measHarsdorf ures included in the democratic budget 10th District bill erode school boards’ ability to Senate control costs. It would reduce a school board’s ability to negotiate contracts with unions by repealing the Qualified Economic Offer in 2010. Most concerning is the removal of

Rural legislators find success working together by Senator Kathleen Vinehout “Millions for Milwaukee and pennies for Polk,” said Harvey Dueholm, a former legislator from Polk County. His legendary statement reflected the imbalance of state dollars flowing into urban districts to those trickling to rural areas. Rural lawmakers from both parties struggle against the tide of dollars sent to Wisconsin’s urban areas. No question needs are great in Milwaukee. Folks say, as the great city goes, so goes the state, and urban legislators work hard to make Milwaukee first rate. However, as one Buffalo County Board member said, “rural people are treated like second-class citizens.” In the tradition of Harvey Dueholm, Rep. Ann Hraychuck of Polk County is changing things. A strong rural advocate, Ann served as county sheriff before entering the legislature. She understands what it means to drive rutted back roads late at night, protecting public safety and providing service to the people. Ann joined the legislature in 2006, when I and several other rural Democrats were elected. Election 2008 brought six more rural Democrats to the capitol. This spring Hraychuck and I invited our rural colleagues to form a caucus of rural legislators focused on addressing the concerns of our rural districts. Whether representing northeast, western or southwest Wisconsin, we found many common concerns: local roads falling apart, schools struggling, farm prices falling and local government lacking the resources to provide services citizens expect. Simple geography makes the equation different in rural regions. Whether funding schools, law enforcement or local roads, a lot of territory makes costs higher. And the funding formulas are often stacked against us. For example, the towns I represent hoped for federal stimulus dollars to fix the potholes on the back roads. We were disappointed to learn federal dollars came with strings attached – one being the number of miles traveled on a road. Fewer people

means fewer miles traveled – which translates to fewer, if any, federal dollars. My rural colleagues and I went to work to correct such inequities. We scoured the proposed state budget for dollars we could use to balance the flow of money. We looked for provisions that fell unfairly on rural businesses. One such provision was a new slaughter fee to be used for meat and poultry inspections and animal health programs we definitely need. But the fee makeup was not fair. Over 60 percent of the fee would be collected from one poultry plant – in Arcadia. Many rural counties have nursing homes. While everything funded by state government suffered cuts, the proposed budget seemed particularly unfair to the county nursing homes. Operating at a loss already, the state budget would deny county nursing homes money from the federal government and instead divert it to cover the state’s deficit. Rural legislators pointed out how this was particularly unfair to county taxpayers – as county homes would have little recourse but to raise property taxes. In the past weeks, rural legislators worked hard behind the scenes to change things for the better. The state’s budget writers – members of the Joint Finance Committee – made several changes that accomplished our goals. The slaughter fee was eliminated. Money for local roads was added and county nursing homes were allowed to keep the federal dollars necessary to help cover their losses. Last week, the budget committee finished its work. The budget process now enters the seventh inning with the full Assembly up to bat. The rural caucus will continue work on the tasks that remain. Schools still need help and so does local government. Rural legislators want to assure, even in tough times, the county roads are plowed, sheriff deputies are on duty and rural children get the same quality education as their urban cousins. We are reminded of a lesson our grandparents taught us. Rural people working together get things done.

Wisconsin women becoming increasingly infected by HIV

STATEWIDE - Women are the fastestgrowing group of people in Wisconsin becoming infected with the HIV virus. Although the number of new cases of HIV infection has plateaued over the past 10 years in the state, the number of infected women keeps climbing. Last year, 391 people contracted HIV. State epidemiologist figures show that’s slightly down from the average 400 people over the past decade. But Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin Chief Operating Officer Mike Gifford says 21 percent of new infections are women. That compares with 16 percent in the 1990s and 6 percent in the 1980s. Gifford says women need better information. “As an example, there’s not a statewide requirement for HIV prevention in the school, so while we’re training our people

very well in math and reading and other things, unfortunately they’re not getting the HIV education they need. Secondly, women may not understand the risks that they’re at.” AIDS Resource Center Associate Director of Prevention, Christina Colon, says they are targeting women’s health fairs to get the word out. “The biggest thing that we talk about is condom negotiation and using protection at all times. Sometimes women find it difficult to talk about using condoms or they may find it more difficult to say ‘no.’” Colon says women understand they are vulnerable to HIV but need to protect themselves better than they have in the past two decades. – Wisconsin Public Radio (Mike Simonson)

the ability to consider economic conditions and taxpayer ability to pay during labor negotiations. An actual reduction in funding along with policy measures that will increase costs are a recipe for disaster for our public schools. We should be helping school boards deal with tough budgets; instead the democratic-budget proposal is going to make matters worse – much worse. Teacher layoffs are likely to increase, and students will lose out on valuable opportunities. It is my hope that as the budget bill moves through the state Assembly and state Senate, legislative leaders will take time to listen to schools that are looking at their own budget options and ask where the state can be helpful. Obviously, revenue is down dramatically and this is as tough a budget as we have

seen. We need to look back only a couple of budgets ago when a different legislature passed modest increases with reforms to help schools save money, such as public employee health insurance reform and mandate relief. Unfortunately, these cost-saving reforms were vetoed by Gov. Doyle. The budget shortfall should be an opportunity to reform government, so taxpayer dollars can stretch further. We all knew cuts were coming, but the democratic-budget bill stands to make the effects of the cuts much worse than they should be. What do you think? Call me at 1-800862-1092 or e-mail me at with your thoughts.

Orchestra at Amery, June 13 AMERY - The St. Croix Valley Orchestra, under the direction of Randolph Elliott, will present a concert of international and American classics, Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Fishman Pavilion at Michael Park in Amery. The acclaimed orchestra will present music by Berlin, Sousa, Strauss, Joplin, Kern and dances from South America and

a European polka as part of the program. The Amery Cultural Commission invites you to bring friends and family, and lawn chairs for the orchestra. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Amery Congregational Church at 201 Harriman Ave. N., Amery. - with submitted information

Dr. George Tiller didn’t have to die George Tiller did not have

cluded performing late-term abortions, drew rage, protests to die. He was assassinated and attacks during the decades while in church in Wichita, of his career. His clinic was Kan., Sunday, targeted for bombed in the mid-1980s. He legally performing abortions. survived an assassination atHis death may have been pretempt in 1993, when he suffered vented simply through engunshot wounds to each of his forcement of existing laws. His arms. Bill O'Reilly on Fox News alleged killer was seen vandalChannel demonized him as izing a Kansas City clinic, Aid "Tiller the Baby Killer." He was for Women, both the week be- Amy fore and the day before the Goodman the target of a political prosecution by a former Kansas attorney murder, putting glue into the general, Phill Kline, and was acdoor locks of the clinic. The quitted just months ago on misdemeanor manager of that clinic, who calls himself "Jeff Peterson" to protect his identity, told charges that he violated state rules on me he called the FBI and local police both providing abortions. Roeder was picked up shortly after the times, but the vandal, the alleged killer Scott Roeder, was not arrested. Peterson shooting Sunday in his Ford Taurus. On had his first name and his license-plate Tuesday, he was charged with first-degree number. He had him recorded on the se- murder. I asked Peterson if he thought Tiller's curity video. He recognized him from murder could have been prevented if the previous protests. Peterson said: "The clinic was closed on authorities had simply arrested Roeder Memorial Day weekend. A worker tried after he vandalized the Kansas City clinic. to get in on Memorial Day but couldn't. Peterson paused. "I don't know," he said. But Dr. Susan Robinson was adamant. The locks were Super-Glued. I went to the She flies to Wichita every month to pervideotape and I saw the same guy on the videotape who had done it in 2000." Pe- form abortions in Tiller's clinic. She said, terson called his contact at the FBI, agent "It is generally regarded amongst those Mark Colburn. "He (Colburn) said the who do clinic security, if local authorities videotape wouldn't be clear enough, and are not responsive, if they don't show up since I had touched the locks, I had ruined or they don't vigilantly enforce the law, it with my DNA. So I bought new color that it encourages the anti-abortion people to push it further and further." video cameras." She said: "In Wichita, Dr. Tiller was conOn Saturday, May 30, the clinic manager said "Scott" struck again: "My head stantly dealing with the same lack of ennurse calls me, 5:40 Saturday morning. forcement. Wichita prohibits placing signs She had come to prep for the patients. on city property. But they allow the antiWhen she was coming back from the abortion protesters to set up dozens of store she noticed the Taurus (Roeder's crosses and leave them all day. Dr. Tiller car). She made her way to the back door. went to the city attorney over the crosses, She saw him. He saw her and bolted. She and complained that people block the followed him to his car and started talk- clinic driveway. He told me that the city attorney said, 'I would rather be sued by ing to him. "He tried to stand in front of the license George Tiller than the anti-abortion plate, but she got it, 225 BAB. As she ran folks.'" The 1994 federal Freedom of Access to back to the clinic, he shouted, 'Baby Clinic Entrances Act makes it a crime to killer!' at her." block or damage a reproductive-healthPeterson called Colburn, reporting the second vandalism and letting him know service facility. Enforcing FACE saves lives. George he had better video. Peterson said Colburn told him, "The Johnson County Tiller will be buried on Saturday. ••• prosecutor won't do anything until the Denis Moynihan contributed research grand jury convenes." The next day, Tiller to this column. was murdered, allegedly by Roeder. ••• I called the Kansas City FBI and Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy reached Colburn. He immediately referred me to FBI spokesperson Bridget Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news Patton. I asked her about the incidents at hour airing on more than 700 stations in the clinic and why the suspect hadn't North America. Her column’s appearance in been arrested either time. She said: "I am the Leader is sponsored by the local group, The not sure of the timeline, but whenever an Gathering, an informal group of people of diact of vandalism occurs at an abortion verse ages, experience, and philosophies who clinic, we are notified of that vandalism meet every other week at a member's home for silent meditation and lively discussions about and respond appropriately." Tiller's medical practice, which in- peace, justice, spirituality, religion, politics, environment, global cultures and humanity.


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School supports cities in Xcel powerline issue

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS–The school board for St. Croix Falls met Tuesday, May 26, for their regular board meeting. On the agenda was an update from Glenn Martin, superintendent, on the Xcel Energy project. Members of Xcel Energy approached the school last fall in hopes of burying the Chisago Project line on school property instead of the proposed and approved route of Blanding Woods Road, because Xcel determined the school property easier to bury the line under and more cost effective. Xcel also approached the city with the idea of moving the line to the school property if the school granted an easement, to avoid tearing up Blanding Woods Road and involving reconstruction of that city street. The city seemed to think that would be a favorable option to the residents. The school seemed to think the Xcel proposal was reasonable, until Xcel indicated they

Public Works Department reorganization by Tammi Milberg TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The city council for Taylors Falls met May 26 with a relatively short agenda. One agenda item was to approve a cigarette license for Tiffani Schleis, Wyoming, Minn., to sell retail cigarettes in town. Schleis’ new business is called Smoke on the Water and is a retail cigarette shop located in the building on Bench Street owned by Dr. Curtis Schmidt. The space Schleis will be operating out of was previously Lulu’s Shirt Works. The council approved the license and the fee of $150 has been paid. In other business, the council discussed reorganization of the public works department. Currently, the department has two equal-level employees: the utilities position and the streets

could possibly begin the overhead line transmission on Maple Drive in the industrial park, which is not what was permitted in the original mediated settlement agreement for the powerline in 2000. That sent a red flag to residents and to the school board, especially when the board was informed this spring that allowing Xcel to change the line would allow them to go back to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and reopen the documents and change not only the easement for the line to be buried on school property, but Xcel could potentially change the overhead portion of the line from the original agreement. The city of Taylors Falls has had some issues of their own with the power company violating the terms of the agreement and has recently petitioned the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to amend the permits that Xcel filed for

the route and received permits for in 2007. Some of the permit language contradicts the original settlement agreement route where the line route was approved. The school’s concern was approving an easement for Xcel to run the line on school property, possibly resulting in Xcel installing overhead lines where both cities and residents do not want overhead lines if they can reopen documents with the PSC. Martin stated that the city of St. Croix Falls is unified for the line to be buried underground and up the hill. The school board requested Xcel to produce a letter assuring that they [Xcel] will not go to the PSC and open documents to change the underground portion in the industrial park to overhead, should the school grant the easement. “The school supports the city, and we don’t want to do anything that would

New business comes to town and parks position. The council liaisons to the department are Ross Rivard and Larry Julik-Heine. Both have determined it is better to have a public works department superintendent to oversee issues with the department. Rivard explained that the department has to wait for approval and review by the liaisons in most cases for issues that need attention and that it would be best if the department could make some of those decisions independently. “We have drawn up a recommendation that will help the department function better,” said Rivard. “Some issues may need attention daily and we [liaisons] are not always available for that. A superintendent would have a better idea of what is a priority, what is on the to-do list and aware of the budget.” Julik-Heine added, “The superintendent would be better with interactions of other departments such as park and rec and would be able to provide a monthly report also.” The suggestion was to hire for a super-

St. Croix Falls residents get Buy Local Bucks

Following the success of the St. Croix Falls Buy Local Bucks promotion in December of 2008, the Business Improvement District and the city of St. Croix Falls have partnered to expand the Buy Local Bucks program in 2009. The Buy Local Bucks that circulated during the last promotion brought in more than $60,000 to the local economy, and it’s anticipated that the impact of the 2009 promotion will be far greater. City residents will receive two $5 Buy Local Buck coupons in the coming week to spend by July 4, and can be used at participating downtown businesses. The promotion will be repeated again in December. - Special photo

intendent; both current public works employees can apply for the position and the position will be posted for the public as well. The city will hire the best person for the position. With this reorganization, the city will have two public works employees: the superintendent and an employee. The job description and wording will have to be different than what it is now, but that would be determined by the personnel committee. With only having two positions in the department and the possibility of hiring outside of the current department, it is possible one person could be eliminated. The council approved the reorganization with the personnel committee to come up with the job description and pay rate and the city attorney to look over and approve it to bring forward at the June 8 council meeting.

change the undergrounding of the line in the industrial park and cause a visual impact like being abel to see a large powerline in the river valley,” said Martin. The school board will resume discussion on the Xcel request for an easement once they receive a letter and it is reviewed by an attorney. Other business •The board approved the purchase of a new lawn mower for $22,500 from Midwest Mowers in Rice Lake. •The board approved the remodeling project costs for the high school for $227,610 to transform the former music room areas to classrooms, with further adjustments coming later for asbestos removal, tables, chairs and mats.

Michael Buchite stated that he and zoning administrator Larry Phillips hand delivered their letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission requesting the amendments to the permits for Xcel Energy for the Chisago Project to reflect the routing in the original settlement agreement, not as applied for by Xcel Energy, which was not according to the settlement agreement. The public comment period expired June 2. Now, the PUC will hear testimony at a public hearing June 11 on the issue before making a ruling. •City clerk Jo Everson stated she was frustrated with Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s comments about the budgeting process. Everson stated that if Pawlenty chooses to use his allotment authority for a third time; it will impact cities in Minnesota by millions of dollars.

Other business •A liquor license for the Border Bar & Grill was also approved by the council. •During council reports, Mayor

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Helen Hedeen was born June 2, 1907. She celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends at Comforts of Home in St. Croix Falls Tuesday. – Photo by Tammi Milberg


Council directs city and Festival to create task force Fundraising, community involvement tasks to do

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS – The city of St. Croix Falls Common Council reviewed a lease renewal proposal for the Festival Theatre building at the May 26 meeting. The current lease between Festival and the city expires in 2017. The theater group, however, would like to update the lease agreement with some changes prior to the expiration date. They approached the council in Jan. 2009, with a proposal. The proposal from Festival has some sticky points with the council including: having the taxpayers forgive $40,000 in accumulated debt for improvements done to the building, and other obligations; to pay $20,000 annually for the utility bills for the building; and for the city to assume responsibility for building improvements conservatively estimated by Claybaugh & Associates to be $1.6 million. Council President Arnie Carlson is also a liaison to the Festival Theatre. He prefaced the proposal from Festival with the following comment, “If we accept the idea that the auditorium building is a city-owned property and, in addition, is now listed on the National Historic Register, then some of these items should be relatively easy to deal with.” The items Carlson refers to include the above sticky points with some modification to those points listed in the document entitled Guiding Principles: City Auditorium originally included in the council packet of Jan. 12, 2009. Items six through nine and 19 are addressed: Item 6: Current rent is $1 per month. Proposed is $2 per month. Item 7: In exchange for assuming responsibility for the utility costs (Item 9), Festival proposes the following city resident flex passes: A city resident theatre series flex pass at 50 percent off the standard single ticket price of $25 that equals $125 for a 10-ticket flex pass. This would be nontransferable for use only by the purchaser. For youth, the current student flex pass is $75 for 10 seats. Festival proposes a $50 student flex pass for city residents (ages 5-18 and postsecondary with I.D.). Under this pricing structure, a family of four could take in a theater performance for $35. The exact details of this arrangement should not be incorporated into the lease except by way of reference. This allows for periodic adjustment as needed without having rewriting the lease. Item 8: Previous improvements. Under the terms of the old lease, Festival theatre repaired the roof at a cost of approximately $40,000. The city loaned them the money to pay for the repairs. There is an outstanding

The nearly 100-year-old Auditorium Theater building, St. Croix Festival Theatre, is owned by the city, is on the historic register, and currently boasts a conservative $1.6 million in building improvements. The theater has a lease agreement with the city until 2017, but wants to renegotiate the lease prior to that date. – Photo by Tammi Milberg balance of approximately $30,000. This most likely should have been a city responsibility and should be assumed by the city now. Also, at the time the improvements to Washington Street were made, Festival asked the city to remove the old entryway and perform the improvements that exist today and offered to pay 50 percent of the cost. The city council at the time directed Cedar Corp. to comply with Festival’s request but there is no record that they accepted Festival’s offer of 50-percent payment. Periodically, city staff asks for payment of this debt. Since there is no record of an expectation of payment by Festival and these costs have long been paid, they should probably be forgotten. Item 9: City to pay utilities in exchange for a city resident’s ability to attend performances at a severely reduced cost (see Item 7). Calendar year 2008 utility costs were between $19,500 and $20,000. The city paid Festival $750 per month rent for the library space that was then applied to the utility cost. This resulted in a utility cost to the Festival Theatre of approximately $11,000 for the year. Item 19: Once the library space is vacated, the community cultural center needs to be defined and it seems appropriate that a group of interested parties be asked to tackle that project. I believe there are a number of volunteers just waiting for the green light. My thinking

is that this should not be started until the lease is finalized and signed by both parties. Then this activity and the application of any grants that may be available can go forward. Carlson indicated, “My belief is that any lease we agree on should be a long-term lease with periodic shorter-term review/renewals. Perhaps 20 years with five-year reviews and an even-sooner review of the utility cost and resident subsidy portion, perhaps three years. A long term gives the lease the assurance of a ‘home’ to operate in and helps justify the investment of time and energy on their part to participate in such activities as fundraising. For the city, a periodic review provides for the opportunity to adjust any of the terms that may be appropriate due to changes in the economic environment.” City Administrator Ed Emerson had his own comments to offer on the subject. “One out of eight city residents are struggling to pay their mortgages,” he said. “One out of eight folks in Polk County are out of a job. We are losing industry. Businesses are laying people off. Whole subdivisions have gone into foreclosure. Hwy. 8 commercial growth has come to a halt. Housing starts are at their lowest in recent history. We do not know what will happen in the wide economy. We simply do not have the liberty to pay another businesses utility bills and assume, carte blanche, and a $1.6 million obligation. Times are tough and every business needs to make adjustments. The City is a business too. Moving towards a taxpayer-subsidized theater is not something we should stumble into. There is no crises rush to renegotiate a lease. The current lease runs through 2017.” Emerson stated that there is no community-driven plan. He stated Festival needs to involve local community to get the support they need to reinvest in the building. “Festival does a great job in providing arts-based programming, and they are an essential component to our overall economic strategy. They need, however, to relocalize in order to grow the base of support. If the community wants it, they will generate the energy to revitalize it, if they are allowed to do so,” Emerson said. “If we still hold to the argument that professional theater with a primary focus on drawing folks from the Twin Cities is a winning strategy, then I say: show me the money. If it works, why are we at this moment? The fact is that when real money is needed it is the local community that will save the day; and they need to feel invested in order to do so. The winning approach is community empowerment.” The city council decided on May 26, to direct the city and Festival put together a city auditorium task force capable of raising funds totaling $500,000 to $800,000 over the next three to five years, and to send the lease to the city attorney for review and comment.

Red turnip beetles problematic for home gardeners

SPOONER — Reports of red turnip beetles feeding on broccoli, cabbage and other plants in the mustard family have been reported by area gardeners. These brick-red beetles with three black stripes down their wing covers are 6-10 millimeters long or about threeeighths of an inch. In some cases, entire plantings of radishes, turnips and other tender young seedlings have disappeared due to these insects. According to UW-Extension agriculture development agent Kevin Schoessow, this insect is not considered to be a major garden pest, however it can be troublesome, especially in areas of sandy soil. The red turnip beetle is a very specific feeder; it favors plants in the mustard family.

The adult beetles will crawl in search of food for about one month, typically from mid-May until midJune. From mid-June to mid-July, the adults burrow into the soil and rest for about one month. They reemerge in late July or early August. The adults feed, mate and lay eggs until late October. There is only one generation per year. Eggs lay dormant over winter and the larvae hatch in early May to start the cycle all over again. Dry conditions have been favorable for the red turnip beetle and other insects, according to Schoessow. More normal precipitation and humidity will cause natural die-off of many insects, which helps keep their populations in check.

Even with high or even extremely high numbers, use of chemical spray is not warranted, unless you have large numbers of vegetable plants in the mustard family. Gardeners who have radish, cabbage or other vegetables in the mustard family may want to cover their plants with a lightweight insect barrier cloth. If need be a chemical insecticide, such carbaryl (Sevin) or permethrin (Eight) can be used. There is also an effective organic insecticide with the active ingredient spinosad that is effective in controlling red turnip beetle. Be sure and follow all labeled directions when using insecticide. — from UW-Extension

Second ambulance discussion held

Towns must indicate choice by July 1

by Sherill Summer BURNETT COUNTY - Burnett County towns and villages had a second meeting to discuss the ambulance service for 2010 on Monday, June 1, at the Burnett County Government Center. The current ambulance provider, North Memorial Ambulance, has told county towns and villages that the cost to provide ambulance service to Burnett County residents will not rise in 2010, but this good news was not enough to stop some towns and villages from considering changing ambulance providers. It is the towns and villages that are mandated to provide the service, but the county has traditionally taken the lead in negotiating a countywide contract with an ambulance provider. In an earlier meeting with the towns and villages held in April, Burnett County Supervisor Phil Lindeman told them that he would provide a (request for price from a different ambulance provider before the

deadline to opt out of the current contract with North Memorial. Since that time he has decided there is not enough time for an RFP from another ambulance provider for the towns and villages to consider this year, nor did he ask North Memorial Ambulance to provide different service-level options for towns and villages to consider as he indicated he might at the last supervisor policy planning meeting held in May. Instead Lindeman asked some broad questions in Monday’s meeting with the towns and villages: Are you happy with the ambulance service provided by North Memorial? Should ambulance services be cut? Should the number of ambulance centers be cut? Should the county continue to lead the negotiations with ambulance providers? The towns and villages were unanimous in expressing their contentment with the service now provided and the village of Grantsburg has indicated that they will stay with the current provider next year. Next year there will be an RFP offered for the towns and villages to consider and the county will continue the role in helping with negotiations. The towns wish to be involved in the negotiations. And, in the future,

the contract that they will work on will be a multiyear contract instead of the annual contracts traditionally negotiated. Lindeman said he was pleased that the towns and villages have come together to talk about the ambulance service and that it was a good conversation. Despite the satisfaction with the current ambulance contract expressed at Monday’s meeting, the towns and villages have until July 1 to drop from the North Memorial contract.

Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Sunday Main Street


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Polk County Sheriff’s Office joins the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has joined the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. “We are pleased to have you as a member of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force and pledge our full support to you as we work together to make Wisconsin safer for our children,” said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. As part of this affiliation, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is eligible for: • Reimbursement to help fund ICACrelated expenses, including computer hardware and software; • Notification of and priority for sought-after ICAC-related training, offered both nationally and in Wisconsin; • Investigative assistance from highlytrained ICAC investigators and forensic computer analysts throughout the state; • Access to national ICAC e-mail group;

Movement on trail and dam projects by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – Emerald ash borers are probably not here yet, but the insects that could destroy ash trees are probably on the way to Polk County. DNR Forester Paul Heimstead made this prediction at the property committee meeting Monday, June 1. The borers have been recently found in a neighborhood in St. Paul. That neighborhood has been quarantined and the infected trees are being removed, but Heimstead warns that city residents with summer

• Recognition on both the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Web site and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice Web site; “I am pleased to join with the attorney general to protect our most valuable resource, our children, from Internet predators,“ said Sheriff Tim Moore. “This is a great opportunity to partner with the attorney general’s office for a common cause.” If you have information about a person in Polk County that is falling victim to a child predator or would like more information about this program, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 715-485-8362. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. “In the past decade, Wisconsin’s ICAC Task Force and affiliate agencies have arrested 540 suspects, executed 647 search warrants and res-

cued countless numbers of children throughout the state,” said Van Hollen. According to Van Hollen, there are over 22,304 Internet protocol addresses in Wisconsin containing and offering to distribute known images of child pornography. One in seven children are asked online to engage in sexual activities, sexual talk or provide personal sexual information. Van Hollen has placed a priority on law enforcement’s proactive response to the growing problem of Internet crimes against children. To that end, Van Hollen has directed a 67-percent increase in the number of special agents assigned to the ICAC task force within the division of criminal investigation. Van Hollen’s 2009-11 budget request for the Department of Justice includes a request for five additional special agents and criminal analysts to protect our children from sex predators who utilize the Internet to

Emerald ash borers coming

homes in the county could bring the disease here on firewood and nursery stock. Once introduced to an area, the insects can be dormant in the larva stage for two to three years before emerging. Heimstead said the DNR is starting an education program on the prevention of a disease that could devastate local woods. The tax delinquency rate is rising as the economy declines, county treasurer Amanda Nissen reported. Her office is acting faster to protect the assets of the county when an improved property, one with buildings, is foreclosed. Instead of waiting for the end of the 90-day waiting period to take action, the county is starting court action to make an eviction at

the same time the foreclosure notice is delivered. Nissen said this means the county could take physical possession of a foreclosed house sooner. The property committee has started taking actions to reduce county expenses. The committee, which had met twice a month, is trying to limit itself to one meeting a month. Now committee member Russ Arcand said that discussion of cost-savings ideas should be on each agenda. He said each committee and department needs to start looking now at how to deal with the budget problems. The property committee oversees county buildings, parks, forests, the fairgrounds, the museum, recycling and

prey on children. In addition to expanding investigative capacity internally, Van Hollen and the Department of Justice has continued to add additional local affiliates to the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force. The number of local law enforcement partners to the Department of Justice’s ICAC Task Force has more than doubled to 86 in the past year. You can access a list of affiliates at /afflist.asp. For more information on how your community can become an affiliate of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force contact Craig Klyve at 608-2661221, or Kris at 715-839-3831, Midthun - submitted

the register of deeds office. Some items seem to stay on the property committee agenda permanently. That status should soon change for two projects. First, removal of the Woodley Dam on the Apple River at Hwy. 8 should, “will,” start in July. The project has cleared its last court case and the project designs have been approved. Secondly, work to improve the AmeryDresser State Trail and open it for bicycle use should start this summer. The citizens support group has found the funding and approval for the work. The trail is now open for hiking after a long dispute over trail use.

Trade River Winery receives initial approval for outdoor events

Approval does not include proposed event center

by Sherill Summer BURNETT COUBTY - Public hearings were held for several proposed zoning changes Friday morning, May 29, at the Burnett County Government Center, but most of the public on hand to give opinion was there for the proposed zoning change for Trade River Winery from RR3

to A2 and a conditional use permit to process wine under the new conditional permitted use for winery-type businesses now allowed in A2 zoning. The conditional permit would also give the winery permission to hold outdoor events such as weddings and showers that they have held in previous years without a conditional permit explicitly allowing them. The winery was cited last year for uses outside of their permits, but the legal action was on hold to allow the winery to gain this conditional use permit.

Moose check presentation

Three Siren Middle School students, (L to R) Elizabeth Brown, Lucas Stiemann and Cassandra Mercer, received a check Tuesday, May 26, for $1,095, the proceeds from a spaghetti-supper benefit held at the Burnett County Moose Lodge Saturday, May 16. The check was presented by representatives of Moose Lodge No. 1194 (L to R): Dick Sweet (communityservice co-chair), Al Muellner (lodge governor), Ellie Mueller (fundraising coordinator) and Gerry Vogel (community-service co-chair). Mercer, accompanied by her parents, leaves for New York June 2. Stiemann and Brown, accompanied by their parents, leave the next day, June 3. The students were winners in a writing contest sponsored by Scholastic magazine, and are students of Siren teacher Jodi McLain Richards. – Photo by Nancy Jappe

There was some confusion about what the winery actually proposed to do because on the conditional permit application, the winery listed all of the conditional uses in wine-related businesses because they thought they had to, but they do not have plans for a restaurant at this time. What they did want to do is process wine on the property on Little Trade Lake, continue holding outdoor events on the patios and construct a building to hold events indoors. The proposed end time for all events was 10 p.m. Residents near the winery opposed to the event portion of the winery’s business had organized a petition and e-mail campaign to show support for a denial of the conditional permit and zoning change, and the winery hired an attorney to speak on their behalf, gathered signatures on its own petition and had nearby residents on hand to show support for the winery’s proposals. The main complaint for residents opposed to the winery was the noise. Many neighbors explained that they could hear the events on their own properties and were worried about potential expanded-event use in the future. They spoke of losing their privacy and tranquility and felt that a lake was not a good place for the winery business. The public comments for the proposed winery plans spoke of the need for the Burnett County to attract and support businesses such as the winery and the difficulties in pleasing all of the neighbors all of the time. In the discussion following the public comments, committee chairman Maury Miller explained that the committee had no jurisdiction over traffic on public roads or use on public lakes. Zoning administer Jim Flanigan clarified that growing grapes is allowed

under the wineries current zone of RR3, but the processing of the grapes would best be in zones A2 under the new permitted conditional use recently passed by the county board. Committee members also expressed concern for the noise level and a need for a review process so that the noise level and other potential problem could be addressed at a later date. The committee then took action on both the proposed zoning change and on the conditional use permit. The motion to recommend the zoning change came first and passed without opposition. The committee could only recommend to change the zoning or recommend denying the zoning change because all zoning changes must come before the full board of supervisors before they are final. The second motion to approve the conditional use permit also passed without opposition. This condition use permit can only go into effect if the county board passes the zoning change from RR3 to A2. The conditional use permit passed by the committee did not give the winery permission for everything they asked, however. The winery will not be allowed to expand their hours to 10 p.m. for events. Instead all events must be held between the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The winery did not get permission to build a building to hold indoor events either. All events must be held on the patios already constructed. There is a review of the conditional use permit in one year.


Osceola spring concert

Unity’s grad party lock-in

Unity grad party raffle drawings were drawn by Adam Bever, Jessica Cress and Carol Kline. Proceeds from the raffle went for cash prizes and to support Osceola third- and fifth-graders performed a concert about the history of rock the grad party. and roll in a musical called “Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Students sang selected songs in a medley with hits from Elvis to Bon Jovi on May 28. The fifth-grade band also played a few selections prior to the vocal concert. Osceola fifthgraders sing, “Help” by the Beatles in stylish fashion. They are pictured singing the line “Won’t you please, please help me?” – Photos by Tammi Milberg

Unity graduates who attended their grad party after graduation were entertained by Tommy Dare, hypnotist. Among those doing the “ballet” were from left: Sam Florer, Jake Davison, Johanna Alling, Erica Gurtner – kneeling, DJ Larson and Jordyn Christensen. The mesmerized graduates talked Martian, did the hula, had snuggies and went fishing, just to mention a few of the hilarious activities they participated with.

Members of the low brass section in the Osceola fifth-grade band played the tune “Sports Song.”

Volunteers and donations from area businesses, organizations and individuals made the Unity grad party possible. Food was available all night, with door prizes for everyone plus auction items for every graduate to win. The Unity grad party is coordiated by the Unity Community Education program. Elizabeth Ebensperger, graduate, had a chance to take a break with volunteers Cathy Third-graders Jeremy Menke, Anthony Rivera, Blake Cherveny, Josh Elmer Forster, Sharon Jorgensen, Lisa Thomfohrda and Evelyn Larsen. – Photos by and Riley Gehrman sing a few solo lines in the program. Jeanne Alling

Unity vocal jazz recital

Stephanie Lobert and Sage Knighten performed a duet at the Unity Vocal Jazz Recital. Jake Monahan and Brandon Mooney, Unity sophomores, Erin Owens and Stephanie Lobert, Unity senrecently performed with the vocal jazz choir at their recital iors, performed recently at the vocal jazz recital recently. at Unity.

Photos by Jeanne Alling


Unity Ag on the Lawn

Brandi Larson, Unity FFA sophomore, shared her pet rabbit with those attending Unity’s Ag on the Lawn.

Photos by Jeanne Alling

Mrs. Skow’s fourth-grade class at Unity enjoyed visiting the Ag on the Lawn activity. Justin McKenzie, Jason Vlasnik and Josh Kreft, Unity FFA members, showed the students a haybine and hay wagon as a part of the display.

Katie Peper, Unity FFA officer, brought in her Holstein calf for Unity’s Ag on the Lawn.

Andy Kruse, Unity FFA senior, demonstrated how his lawn mower worked and even gave the youngsters a chance to sit on the machine as a part of the Ag on the Lawn event.

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Britta Norlund, Unity FFA senior, shared her baby chicks at Unity’s Ag on the Lawn.

Worm farm destroyed by fire JACKSON TOWNSHIP – An early-morning fire destroyed a worm-farm operation owned by Tom and Sandy Sterger on Sunday, May 31. The call to fire departments was received at 4:38 a.m. Webster, Jackson, Scott and Webb Lake fire departments all responded, but were unable to save the metal building that held the worm farm. No injuries were reported. The Sterger home on the same property was not damaged by fire. - Sherill Summer


Trees were planted last spring at WITC-Rice Lake in memory of Mike Connolly, former mechanical design instructor and Eau Claire resident, who passed away last year. This spring, the first phase of the Michael P. Connolly Outdoor Classroom was installed through the efforts of students and staff in the mechanical design, architectural commercial design, and bricklaying and masonry programs. Kelly Roshell, architectural commercial design instructor, and her second-year topography class took on the design of the patio, which includes trees, a garden and patio area. Funds were raised by mechanical design students and the Architecture Club. A generous discount was given by County Concrete on the pavers and plants were donated by Patty and Gladys Prytz, WITC-Rice Lake staff members. Plans are to construct a second patio tier next spring and install a plaque. Shown above: Glenn Sokolowski, mechanical design instructor on guitar, and Chris Landstrom, associate dean of Continuing Education on banjo, are the first to test out the new Michael P. Connolly Outdoor Classroom at WITC-Rice Lake as staff and students look on. - from WITC

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Burnett County circuit court Daniel M. Ahlman, Grantsburg, fail to stop at stop sign, not guilty plea. Alexander Amnuel, St. Paul, Minn., burning without a permit, $160.80. Danielle M. Anderson, Becker, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Eric D. Anderson, Siren, unsafe backing of vehicle, operating while suspended, not guilty pleas. Jacob A. Anderson, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Debra L. Backlund, South Range, speeding, $160.80. Carol O. Bambery, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Matthew R. Bambery, Webster, speeding, $186.00. Mark M. Baum, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Donald F. Baxter, Shell Lake, burning without a permit, $160.80. Antoinette J. Bearhart, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Elsie N. Bearhart, Webster, speeding, $186.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Jennifer M. Beckman, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bradley M. Belisle, Hertel, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 more more, nonregistration of auto, operate without valid license, not guilty pleas. Gabrielle M. Belland, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Emily D. Benson, Grantsburg, underage drinking, $249.00, and order for assessment. Keith L. Boyd, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Randolph T. Briggs, Grantsburg, disorderly conduct with motor vehicle, not guilty plea. Thomas J. Brinkman, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Charles V. Burg, St. Peter, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Raymond M. Butler, Dairyland, speeding, $186.00. John H. Carlson, Somerset, speeding, $160.80. Joyce L. Carpenter, Webster, burning without a permit, $160.80. Kathy S. Carter, Barronett, burning without a permit, $160.80. Ann E. Cassel, Shell Lake, speeding, $160.80. Bruce W. Cherrier, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea.

Derek S. Churchill, Webster, disorderly conduct, not guilty plea. Richard L. Cook, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $186.00. Matthew R. Curran, Mauston, speeding, $160.80. Steven R. Curtis, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. George W. Darwin, Trego, speeding, not guilty plea. Pamela S. Davies, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Trevor D. Demarre, Webster, fish without license, $188.20. Nicholas J. DeMoe, Frederic, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, reckless driving, not guilty pleas. Brandon K. Dircks, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. William M. Dorgan, Danbury, burning without a permit, $160.80. Gerrad L. Douglas, St. Joseph, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Sydney L. Eddy, Willmar, Minn., speeding, $211.20. David M. Egeland, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Adam R. Eichman, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Morgan J. Ellingson, Hinckley, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Vicky L. Emerson, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Noah S. Emery, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.00. Darren D. Erickson, Cumberland, OAR, not guilty plea. Jason E. Erickson, Minneapolis, Minn., operate without valid license, speeding, not guilty pleas. Mary E. Erickson, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Connie J. Fish, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Michelle L. Fish, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. William W. Fish, Webster, inattentive driving, $173.40; operating left of centerline, $198.60. Jordan J. Frey, Laramie, Wyo., ATV – operation on roadway, $186.00. Lynn M. Frydrych, Butternut, speeding, $160.80. Sajika Gallege, Schaumburg, Ill., speeding, $160.80. Roger D. Garbow, Onamia, Minn., speeding, $160.80.

Siren police department May 18: A receiving-stolenproperty accusation was made against a Siren School student. May 20: At 12:30 p.m., Colleen F. O’Malley, 49, Siren, was cited for retail theft after allegedly taking five cigars from the Siren Holiday Station. Shirley A. Albrecht, 61, Webster, was cited for operating while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration of over .08 percent. Albrecht was stopped on Krueger Road and Pike Bend Road at 9:55 p.m. May 24: At 11:53 a.m., Niki D. Kettula, 30, Siren, reported the

theft of her son’s blue and silver Mongoose bike with tags on the tires from the side of their house. The theft took place sometime after 9-10 p.m. the night before. May 28: At 6:48 p.m., Jeffrey S. Leffel, 44, Lake Nebagamon, was cited for speeding on Hwy. 70 and Hanson Avenue. At 7:03 p.m., Duane S. Klaphake, 41, Albany, Minn., was cited for speeding on Hwy. 70 and Hanson Avenue. At 7:27 p.m., Travis L. Chell, 22, Grantsburg, was cited for speeding on Hwy. 70 and Railroad Street.

OWI fourth offense

POLK COUNTY – Kan Dodge, 26, Clear Lake, was arrested and charged with OWI fourth offense on Friday, May 29, at about 2:30 a.m. A police officer that was patrolling observed Dodge drifting back and forth as he drove on Minneapolis Avenue, and made a turn without signaling. The officer started his overhead lights, but Dodge continued driving and sped up. After the siren was started, Dodge stopped his car. He took field sobriety tests, but refused to take the Breathalizer. He was arrested and taken to the Amery hospital for a blood test, and then to the Polk County Jail. Several other OWI arrests were made this week, all first offenses: Adrian Davis, 28, Milltown, on May 31; Patrick Garsow, 22, River Falls, arrested after a one-vehicle crash on CTH I on May 27; Jill Holzknecht, 46, Turtle Lake, on May 29; Marcus Catlin, 30, Deer Park, on May 30; and Richard Pundsack, 27, Stillwater, Minn. on May 31. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

David J. Getschel, Hudson, speeding, not guilty plea. Lowell J. Gordon, Eden Prairie, speeding, $160.80. Justin J. Green, Barronett, operating while under influence, operate with PAC .08 or more, OAR, not guilty pleas. Gruel Construction, Frederic, violations – out/service notice, group 1, $231.80. Mackenzie P. Guptil, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Frederick A. Haines, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Shane M. Hall, Coon Rapids, Minn., cracked/damaged vehicle windshield, $160.80. Crystal F. Hamilton, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Andrew G. Hankins, Richfield, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Cheryl L. Hansen, Webster, speeding, $186.00. Denise J. Hanson, Forest Lake, Minn., operating while under influence, not guilty plea. Dale E. Helmke, Sauk Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Paul J. Hill, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $236.40, 15-day license suspension. Garret R. Hollatz, Marshfield, fail to dim headlamps, $148.20. John Holloway, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Derek L. Holmberg, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Brian F. Holtz, Andover, Minn., operating while under influence, $677.00, 6-month license suspension; possess open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $249.00; speeding, $343.50. Ty L. Hopke, Shell Lake, burning without a permit, $160.80. Ryan M. Hudak, Hudson, speeding, $160.80. Gary L. Huelsman, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Jeffrey D. Hulett, Luck, speeding, $160.80; seat belt violation, $10.00. Isaac L. Jewell, Siren, resisting/obstructing an officer, operate without valid license, not guilty pleas. Lauren L. Jewell, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Loren J. Jewell, Siren, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Burl G. Johnson, Danbury, operate vehicle in navigable water, $186.00. Cory G. Johnson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., underage drinking, $249.00. Vanesa R. Johnson, Webster, operating while under influence, not guilty plea. Samuel G. Jones, Webster, speeding, $186.00. Adam M. Kedrowski, Grantsburg, nonregistration of auto, $160.80; speeding, $186.00. Jason C. Keim, Duluth, Minn., disorderly conduct, 2 counts, not guilty pleas. Danny I. Keller, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Angelika M. Kimbro-Shafer, Webster, fail to stop at stop sign, not guilty plea. Nathan D. Kittleson, Frederic, burning without a permit, $160.80. Gregory D. Klein, Hayward, speeding, $160.80. Jeffrey A. Klooz, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $160.80.

Christopher P. Knoll, Grantsburg, speeding, $186.00. Alicia E. Knutson, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. David M. Koehn, Hugo, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Donald A. Kraft, Webster, set fire without extinguishing fire, $160.80. Joel G. Krentz, Hertel, speeding, $160.80. David J. Kuusisto, Hinckley, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Steven W. Labatt, Cushing, unreasonable and imprudent speed, not guilty plea. Michelle M. Lahood, Harris, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. William R. Lalonde, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $165.80. Lorraine L. Lampert, Grantsburg, fail to provide food/drink to confined animal, fail to provide proper shelter, not guilty pleas. John R. Lancor, Fond du Lac, ATV – operation adjacent to roadway, $186.00. James E. Landsberger, Hugo, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Samantha R. Larson, Cumberland, operating while suspended, $186.00. Danielle R. Latraille, Bemidji, Minn., operate without valid license, $186.00. Richard J. Leight, Mora, Minn., operate without valid license, $186.00. Andrew Leino, Barnum, Minn., failure to stop at stop sign, not guilty plea. Daniel J. Letch, Frederic, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, speeding, not guilty pleas. Kyle D. Lindus, Grantsburg, failure to notify police of accident, reckless driving, operating while suspended, not guilty pleas. Troy J. Link, Huron, S.D., speeding, $186.00. Christopher M. Long, Maplewood, Minn., ATV – operation adjacent to roadway, $186.00. Cory D. Louis, St. Croix Falls, Minn., fail to maintain vehicle back-up lamp, $160.80; failure to maintain, equipment – lamps/reflectors, $160.80; vehicle tires with less than 2/32-inch tread, $160.80; horn does not function, $160.80; failure to display vehicle license plates, $135.60; failure to maintain highmounted stop lamp, $160.80. Anna M. Luft, Danbury, speeding, $160.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Kenneth C. Macke, Danbury, speeding, $186.00. Brenda L. Marek, Luck, speeding, $186.00. Ashley R. Matrious, Danbury, operating while suspended, $186.00. Jacquelyn J. Maurer, Siren, operating left of centerline, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Sarah E. Maurer, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Michael J. McCauley, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $160.00. Lucas L. McCorry, Danbury, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. Mary M. McCorry, Danbury, speeding, 2 counts, not guilty pleas.

Burnett County deaths Walter K. Lambrecht, 73, New Brighton, Minn., May 13.

Clem M. Hickman, 50, Union Township, May 14.

Michelle A. McPhillips, Danbury, failure to stop at stop sign, not guilty plea. Mary L. Mendoza, Siren, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Jennifer C. Miller, Oak Park Height, Minn., speeding, $168.80. Brian L. Millner, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Peter J. Morrissette, Centuria, speeding, $186.00. Katie E. Murphy, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bruce W. Nelson, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Joshua M. Nelson, Superior, speeding, $160.80. John R. Norton, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Christina M. Nwabunike, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $160.85. Nancy L. Olinger, Centuria, speeding, not guilty plea. Harlo L. Olson Jr., Webster, dog running at large, $249.00; dog causing injury – without notice, $249.00. Steven G. Olson, Burnsville, Minn., construct retaining wall without permit, $248.00; exceed permitted disturbance and cutting of shoreline vegetation, $373.00. Michael E. Outcalt, Hayward, speeding, $211.20. Jason K. Palme, Sandstone, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Audrey L. Pardun, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Nathan W. Pardun, Danbury, speeding, $186.00; operating while suspended, $186.00. Cassandra A. Parker, Grand Rapids, Minn., operating while under influence, $677.00, 6month license suspension and order for assessment. Robin L. Parsons, Hertel, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, operate without valid license, not guilty pleas. Jordan D. Paulson, Grantsburg, failure to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Andrew B. Peloqin, Siren, operating while suspended, $186.00. Eric W. Plath, Webster, failure to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Roberta K. Plum, Frederic, speeding, $186.00. Craig A. Poucher, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Connie L. Prose, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Vesna Radivojevic, St. Croix Falls, speeding, not guilty plea. Kathryn E. Rankin, Webster, speeding, $160.00. Suzan J. Reeve, Glenwood, Iowa, speeding, $160.80. Jay J. Reiling, Webster, failure to keep vehicle under control, operating left of centerline, failure to notify police of accident, not guilty pleas. Raymond C. Reinholtzen Jr., Danbury, speeding, $160.00. Erika J. Reynolds, Webster, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Ronald L. Ritchey, Webster, dog running at large, $173.40. Jordan M. Rogers, Webster, underage drinking, $753.00, oneyear license suspension. Joseph E. Rogers, Webster, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Jessica J. Romero, Princeton, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Richard D. Rooker, Grantsburg, speeding, $236.40. Cynthia D. Sain, Woodville, speeding, $160.80.

Sean T. Schaaf, Danbury, create salvage yard in residential zoning district, not guilty plea. Janet P. Schell, Hertel, speeding, $280.50. Paul F. Schultz, Pine City, Minn., speeding, $223.80. Justin R. Shepard, Wabeno, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .02 or more, not guilty pleas. Bryan M. Shopbell, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Richard P. Simmer, River Falls, burning without a permit, $160.80. George H. Simon, Grantsburg, failure to keep vehicle under control, $198.00. Dennis N. Skomaroske, Phillips, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $186.00. Robert R. Smith, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Derek T. Spafford, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Miranda M. Spafford, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Bonnie B. Staples, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Randy J. Staples, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Adam M. Staupe, Foxboro, speeding, $160.80. Michael B. Stipe, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Matthew W. Stone, Grantsburg, disorderly conduct with motor vehicle, $185.00. Mary B. Swanson, Phillips, seat belt violation, $10.00. E. Elim Tan, Houghton, Mich., speeding, $186.00. Travis J. Taylor, Webster, burning without a permit, $160.80. Zachary R. Thibodeau, Webster, underage drinking, not guilty plea. Hildred N. Thomas, Danbury, speeding, $160.80. Leif M. Throngard, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, operating left of centerline, nonregistration of auto, not guilty pleas. Rachel D. Tober, St. Croix Falls, cause injury/operate while under influence, cause injury while operating with PAC, license restriction violation, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Kurt G. Torbenson, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Thomas J. Trudelle, Trego, speeding, $160.80. Brian J. Turnbull, Webster, speeding, $186.00. John E. Vanous, Danbury, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Terriann E. Ward, Fridley, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Nancy J. Weiler, Grantsburg, cracked/damaged vehicle windshield, $160.80. Anita D. Wickhem, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Terri A. Wilcox, Webster, speeding, $186.00. William K. Williamson, Webster, speeding, $186.00. Tammy L. Wilson, Luck, speeding, $160.80. Theresa L. Wittman, Danbury, OAR, not guilty plea. Susan L. Worre, Shell Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $160.80. David L. Wray, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Stephanie M. Wykel, Hayward, operating while suspended, $186.00.

Burnett Co. Criminal court Ashley N. Beach, 21, Danbury, fail to provide water for animal, $249.00. Michael J. Workman, 53, Grantsburg, fail to stop at stop sign, $135.60. Cheryl A. Franklin, 54, Siren, operation without required lamps lighted, $148.20. Jason E. Hackett, 31, Chippewa Falls, inattentive driving, $249.00. Donald L. Jensen, 91, Danbury, speeding, $160.80. David J. Bina, 57, Grasston, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Matthew D. Hatfield, 18, Sandstone, Minn., open intoxicants in vehicle, $186.00.

Brian S. Tinkle, 28, Siren, OWI, $677.00, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment. Barton S. Barr, 70, Siren, OWI, $793.00, license revoked eight months, alcohol assessment. Michael J. Glienke, 29, Sandstone, Minn., operating while revoked, 30-day jail sentence operating w/PAC of .02 or more, $1,219.00, three-year probation, license revoked 24 months, seven-month jail sentence, Huber release granted, complete HSED or GED, absolute sobriety, not to operate a motor vehicle without license, alcohol assessment.

Myles J. Benjamin, 23, Sandstone, Minn., OAR, $300.00. Colt A. Bellin, 25, Stacy, Minn., take and drive vehicle without consent, three-year probation, 400 hours of community service, $11,542.00 restitution, drug treatment, provide DNA sample, submit to random drug testing, follow all rules of probation, $417.20. Anthony A. Ace, 35, Shiocton, theft of movable property, 18-month prison sentence followed by two years’ extended supervision, $4,384.45 restitution, maintain full-time employment, no consumption of alcohol, no consumption of illegal drugs, pro-

vide DNA sample and pay surcharge, complete all treatment or counseling determined appropriate by probation agent, $535.45. Justin L. Hakenson, 26, Siren, child abuse - recklessly cause harm, three-year probation, $4,858.89 restitution, sixmonth jail sentence, Huber release granted, psychiatric treatment, no unsupervised visitation with victim until further order, no consumption of alcohol, $598.89.




Grantsburg golfers on their way to state

Goetz, Berner lead Pirates to sectional crown by Marty Seeger LUCK – Spectators at the Luck Golf Course may not have known how close the sectional tournament was, but Grantsburg coach Bruce Teigen did and contemplated whether he should tell his golfers how close they really were. After thinking about it, Teigen decided to let his golfers know where they stood at the 16th hole of the 18-hole tournament that began in the early morning on Monday. “I talked to everybody on the 16th hole, and I said ‘guys you’ve got three holes to play for a chance to go to Madison,’ because I knew we were close,” Teigen said. All the while, Teigen continued to wonder if the decision would come back to bite him, but in the end, the Pirates responded and grabbed the sectional championship just two strokes in front of the second-place Hurley, whose team totaled 350. The third spot went to Washburn with 352, while the Pirates won Luck Golf Sectional (6-1-09) Luck Golf Course Team Scores Place Team Score 1st Grantsburg 348 2nd Hurley 350 3rd Washburn 352 4th Stanley-Boyd 354 5th Park Falls 360 6th Luck 363 7th Glenwood City 366 8th Fall Creek 368 9th Regis 371 10thT McDonnell Central 381 10th T Birchwood 381 12th Webster 393 Area Individual Scores (Italicized advance to state competition) Name Score School Dylan Fultz 82 Luck Brad Berner 85 Grantsburg Connar Goetz 85 Grantsburg Luke Bollant 86 Siren Derek Sando 88 Grantsburg Carson Giller 90 Luck Tony Folk 90 Grantsburg Mitchell Elliott 94 Webster Chris Aldrich 94 Luck Kyle Johnson 94 Grantsburg Karl Weber 95 Webster Roger Steen 97 Luck Christian McCabe 99 Luck Alex Clemmons 101 Webster Dan Erickson 103 Webster Scott Stromberg 106 Webster Jordan Sargent 111 Siren Baldwin-Woodville Golf Sectional (6-1-09) Pleasant Hills Golf Course Team Scores Place Team Score 1st Northwestern 322 2nd Mosinee 329 3rdT Black River Falls 339 3rdT Durand 339 3rdT Rice Lake 339 6th Cumberland 340 7th Ashland 348 8th Osceola 349 9th St. Croix Falls 353 10th West Salem 360 11th Gale-Ettrick-Tremp. 369 12th Somerset 370 Area Individual Scores Name Score School Kyle Christensen 85 St. Croix Falls Reed Sorenson 85 Unity John Mikl 87 St. Croix Falls Blake Yunker 90 St. Croix Falls Josh Yunker 91 St. Croix Falls Sam Bengtson 92 Unity Alex Mikl 97 St. Croix Falls

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Brad Berner (L) and Connar Goetz do a celebretory jump after their sectional win at the Luck Golf Course Monday. – Photos by Marty Seeger

The sectional champion Pirates include (L to R): Derek Sando, Tony Folk, Brad Berner, Connar Goetz, Kyle Johnson and coach Bruce Teigen. outright with a 348. “That’s pretty darn close,” Teigen said, whose team was busy slapping high fives and showed no lack of enthusiasm. Several of them didn’t think they had much of a shot at the title, which might have worked out to their benefit in the end. Most realized that it wasn’t their best performance this season, but most of the other teams struggled the entire day, where Grantsburg stayed consistent. They didn’t have any really high scores or very low scores either. Brad Berner and Connar Goetz each scored 85 on the day while Derek Sando shot an 88, Tony Folk landed a 90, and Kyle Johnson rounded it out with a 94. “Coming into this I thought we had a chance, we had the lowest team total of all other regionals, but you’ve got to consider who plays on what courses, how hard they are or how easy they are, but I thought you know, we’ve got a chance,” Teigen said. The last time the Pirates took a team to state was in 2004, where they finished second overall. Teigen says that Grantsburg has taken a team to state at least six times over the years. Tough links for Luck, Webster LUCK – The Cardinals golf team finished in sixth place overall with a score of 363. Leading the team was senior Dylan Fultz with an overall score of 82, which was the fifth-best score individually. The rest of the Cardinals finished in the 90s with Carson Giller shooting 90, Chris Aldrich 94, Roger Steen 97 and Christian McCabe 99. The Webster golfers took last place with a score of 393. Mitchell Elliot led

with a 94 and Karl Weber had a 95. The rest included Alex Clemmons 101, Dan Erickson 103 and Scott Stromberg 106. Siren freshman Jordan Sargent made his first trip to sectionals with a total score of 111. Saints finish ninth at sectionals HAMMOND - The Saints golf team took ninth place overall at the BaldwinWoodville sectional on Tuesday out of 12 different teams, with a total team score of 353. Northwestern was the sectional champion with a score of 322, while Mosinee took second with a 329. Kyle Christensen had a nice round of 18 holes for the Saints and led the team with a score of 85, while John Mikl scored an 87. Blake Yunker shot a 90 on the course and the Saints lone senior, Josh Yunker landed a 91. Freshman Alex Mikl rounded out the fifth spot with a 97. Two Eagles end season at sectionals HAMMOND - Unity senior Sam Bengtson ended his high school golfing career at the sectional tournament with a score of 92 on Tuesday. Freshman Reed Sorenson also qualified for the sectional tournament and ended his season with an 85. “It was really difficult,”said coach Larry Stencil, adding that his two kids played exceptionally well despite a tough course and 20 mph winds. Stencil said they played great golf, but one hole gave them a little troubly. “They recovered very well after that one hole,” Stencil added.

••• ST. CROIX FALLS – A St. Croix Falls summer volleyball camp featuring Meredith and Andy Nelson has been set for July 8-10. Grades five through eight, which is appropriate for boys and girls, runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day, and grades 9-12, which is appropriate for girls competing in the fall, runs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Meredith Nelson each day. The cost for grades five through eight is $60 and the cost for the grade 9-12 sessions costs $120. General skills, positions of the game, and gamelike competitions will be some of the Andy Nelson main features of the camp. Meredith was an All-American with the Minnesota Gophers, and brother Andy is a sophomore for the Ball State University men’s volleyball team. ••• ST. CROIX FALLS – The fifth-annual City of Trails 5k Run/Walk is taking place on Saturday, June 6, and organizers are still looking for teams to participate in the City of Trails Team Challenge. The race takes place in and around the city of St. Croix Falls on its trails and paved streets. The team challenge is new this year, but other events include the 5k Run/Walk, 10k Rock ‘n River Trail Run/Hike, Kids One-Mile Baby Mammoth and Lil’ Hiker Hustler. For more information visit ••• RICE LAKE – Plans are under way for a third season of the Rice Lake Women’s Fast-pitch League. The league is for girls grades nine and up, and will be conducted Sunday evenings from mid-June until midAugust at Tate Park in Rice Lake. Interested athletes can contact League Commissioner Boyd Stearns at 715651-7929 or Rice Lake office of Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries at 75-2349235. There are no residency restrictions for league play. In 2007 five teams took part in the league, and doubled to 10 teams last year. ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete who will be playing collegiate sports in 2009 and hasn’t been mentioned, send us an e-mail and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld

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Sectional champ Tigers take six to state Frederic girls grab second, break records by Marty Seeger COLFAX – Coach Jeff Postler knew his Webster boys had a shot at a second sectional championship, but at one point, he thought Luck was going to win it all. “Luck really finished strong; I really commend the Luck track team and the coaching job that they did,” Postler said. Luck took a first and third in the shot put and scored 16 points, which is why Postler thought they might have it. “I really didn’t know if we could pull it off or not,” Postler said, but in the end, Webster managed their sectional championship in consecutive years, and they will take six boys to state. Three of those boys are going in two events. Only four teams in the state receive a sectional trophy, and Postler is no doubt feeling good about what his team has accomplished this year. “We were blessed enough to be one of the four,” Postler said, adding that this is the third sectional title that he can re-

Webster’s Kyle Godfrey is headed to state in the long jump. – Photos by Larry Samson unless otherwise noted

Two Webster relay teams will be competing at state in La Crosse– Photo by Sue Tolan state meet but says several have a chance to medal. “That state meet is so full of ups and downs that it’s really hard to predict,” Postler said, but in the end, Postler said he is very pleased his team made their goals of meeting the conference, regional and sectional championship. Frederic girls on pace COLFAX – For the most part, the Frederic girls track team did exactly what coach Jeff Larcom expected them to do. Although he might have hoped the girls could have surpassed Eau Claire Regis, they accomplished several noteworthy feats at second place.

“I thought we had a pretty good chance at beating Regis but came up a little short,” Larcom said, but overall was very pleased with what they accomplished. The 4x800 relay team featuring Sam Nelson, Sarah Knauber, Megan Anderson and Calla Karl set the sectional track record, as well as the Frederic High School record, with a time of 9:55.60. Calla Karl also set a sectional track record and broke the long-standing school record in the 800 with a time of 2:22.72. The old Frederic High School record was set back in 1977 by Donna (Lundeen) Knauber with a time of 2:24. Donna is the mother of Sarah Knauber. According to Larcom, sectional track records have been recorded since 1993. Sage Karl also had a great meet in 100and 200-meter events. She took first in the 100 and helped the girls 4x100-meter relay team to first place. Others on the 4x100 team include Tanesha Carlson, Jade Johnson and Candace Buck. “She’s definitely going to have some strong competition from other schools, but I would expect her to be right up there with some of the other schools,” said Larcom of Sage Karl. Nelson broke her old school record again in the 3200 with a time of 11:47, and she’s top five in the state with that run. Johnson might not have set any records but will compete for the first time at state in the long and triple jumps. “She’s been working hard and should do well also,” Larcom said. Each girl qualifying for state has competed before in at least one or more events, so Larcom says they know what to expect. He’s excited to see what they can do with some of the best competition in the state.

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Frederic’s Megan Anderson, Siren’s Sarah Howe (center) and Sarah Knauber of Frederic (far right) will compete in at least one event at state.

Jade Johnson of Frederic is competing in the long and triple jump at state. – File photo by Marty Seeger

member in Webster school history. And with just four seniors, next year’s boys will have another shot at it, but for now, all eyes are on state this Friday and Saturday. Postler said there were a few pleasant surprises from the team, including Mason Kriegel, who took second in the pole vault. Postler knew senior Kyle Godfrey would have a shot at state and managed to pull out the fourth-place finish in the long jump. Jack Taylor qualified for three events including the 3200 and 4x800 in which he took first. Others in the 4x800 include Quentin Johnson, Nick Krinkie and Bryan Krause. Taylor also took fourth place in the 1600-meter run “That was a little more competition than I thought we’d run into,” Postler said, adding that he knew Johnson had a shot in the 400 and knew Krause would do well in the 800. Postler said Joey Erickson did great as a freshman in the 3200-meter run with a sixth-place time of 10:22.09. Three of the Webster discus throwers made the finals, and Dan Pope took fifth, just missing a chance at state. Postler said he scratched in the ring on one throw that would have put him through. Johnson qualified in two events including the 4x800 and a third place in the 400-meter dash. Krause also qualified in two spots including the 4x800 and 4x400, which took second place and beat their personal best times. Others in the 4x400 included Pope, Godfrey and Johnson. Postler isn’t sure what to expect at the

Frederic’s Zach Anderson and Tony Peterson (far right) will be competing at the state meet this weekend.

Siren’s Damian Hubbell (L) and Luck’s Nick Morgan (far right) race to the finish line at the Colfax sectional. – Photo by Sue Tolan








Track/ continued Gruel gets first in discus COLFAX – Frederic seniors Zach Anderson, Cody Gruel and sophomore Tony Peterson each qualified for the state track meet, with Anderson qualifying in three events. Anderson finished first in the 110-meter hurdles, second in the 300meter hurdles and third in the triple jump. Anderson is making a secondstraight trip to state in all three events, and last year he finished fifth in the 110, 13th in the 300 and 13th in the triple jump. “His goal is to move up in all three events,” said coach Troy Wink. “He is capable of receiving a medal in all of them.” Gruel is headed to state for the first time in the discus and took first in the finals at Colfax with a distance of 135-10. He is currently ranked 10th according to Wink. He has put in a lot of time to improve and hopes to become a medalist. “I am quite thrilled to have Cody there, as is Joe Wells, our throwing coach,” Wink said. Peterson is making his first trip to state and will compete in the 110-meter hurdles. He finished third in Colfax with a time of 16.37. He also finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and fifth in the 4x100 along with Anderson, Tyler Calabria and Ben Ackerley. Wink said Peterson has been dropping in his times lately but hopes to get under 16 in order to medal. “He was slowed early in the season by a sprained ankle and now seems to be hitting his stride,” Wink said. Overall Frederic took fourth place, and Wink is pleased with the finish the Frederic boys had at sectionals this year. “Every year we go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in our area and being one of the smallest schools, it is nice to compete as well as we do,” said Wink. Webster girls send two COLFAX – Last year three went on to sectionals and only one made it to state, but this year nine individuals went to sectionals in all four relays and two are headed to state to represent the Webster girls track team in La Crosse. Although coach Roy Ward wishes they could have sent more through, he’s happy to see the improvements from last year. “We had a good meet, we’ve had a great season and everything that I’ve asked of them has been accomplished,” Ward said. Senior Reba Smallwood is making a trip to state in the shot, as she threw for a distance of 34-04.50, which took her to second place in the finals. She improved her throw by three feet to climb her way to the second-place finish. “When you get performances like that you think wow, where did that come from?” Ward said. Sophomore Shaina Pardun had an ex-

Shaina Pardun gets above the bar for Webster in the pole vault. – Photo by Larry Samson

Grantsburg’s Kortney Morrin floats easily over the bar in the high jump at Medford last week. Morrin is on her way to state. – Photos by John Reed unless otherwise noted Hilleshiem tied for sixth in the pole vault, and Hickethier placed 11th in the triple jump. Xavier Foeller didn’t make it into the finals and Mckinney did not qualify for the finals in the 100 but took 15th in the long jump. The 4x100 relay team took 10th overall in the finals, and Steven Olson placed 15th in the 3200meter run.

Kendra Jones of SIren took third in Colfax in the discus to advance to state. – Photo by Larry Samson

Petznick falls short of finals MEDFORD – The Saints one chance at getting an athlete through to the state meet in La Crosse came up short, with freshman Sarah Petznick competing in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. Petznick finished 13th in both events but came short of qualifying for the finals.

Unity’s Dustin McKinney is on his way to state along with teammates in the 4x200. citing day in the pole vault and had to compete in a jump-off due to a tie for fourth place. She hit 8’ 3’’ and ended up in fourth place to make the state meet. “It’s really important to just go down there and have some fun and try to do better than you’ve ever done all year,” Ward said and explained that Pardun hopes to either tie or break the school record set at 8’ 6’’. Mary Johnson came close to qualifying in the discus with a sixth-place finish, and Michelle Gibbs came close in the triple jump with a sixth-place finish. Smallwood also came close, placing fifth in the discus. “It’s always a painful spot to be, in that fifth spot,” Ward said. Gibbs tied for the No. 4 spot, but the tiebreaker went back to the next-best jump to beat her in the tie. Despite that, Gibbs and several others will be back again next season with the loss of only two seniors, including Smallwood and Abby Ingalls. Unity boys get 4x200 through MEDFORD – Of the nine events that the Eagles qualified for at the sectional meet in Medford last Friday, only one event managed to get through to state. The 4x200 relay team advanced with a time of 1:34.73, and those advancing include Tyler Christensen, Rush Hickethier, Dustin Bazille and Dustin McKinney. Alternates are Dylan Hendricks and Matt Schultz. Preliminaries for these events begin this Friday morning, June 5. Joe Swanson just missed advancing in the discus with a throw of 142-8. Luke

Grantsburg sends one MEDFORD – Five individuals and one girls relay team made the trip to Medford for the Division 2 track sectionals from the Grantsburg track teams. One of the Pirate athletes, Kortney Morrin, advances from sectionals to compete in the state contest. Morrin defeated teammate Megan Finch in the high jump. Both cleared 5-00 and missed 5-02. At the end they were tied with the exact number of misses and were required to do a jump-off to fill the fourth and final state spot. “They had to do a jump-off at 5-01, and Megan went first and missed, and Kortney made it,” coach Heidi Jensen said. “It was a little bittersweet on the coaching end.” Both Finch and Morrin competed at sectionals in the high jump and as part of the 4x100-meter relay team with Carly Larson and Nikki Ticknor. “It was a good accomplishment to be there running and jumping,” Jensen commented. Morrin tied the Grantsburg school record for high jump earlier in the season, clearing 5-03. “She’s really come into her own this year in the high jump, so it was exciting to watch her really expand as an athlete,” Jensen said. Angela Gaffney was the other girl to make it to sectionals. She competed in the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs, placing 10th and ninth respectively. “She’s pulled out some really great times this year with breaking the school record in the two mile,” Jensen said. “It’s been a fun season to watch her really grow as a distance runner.” Tony Larson and Jason Jensen competed at sectionals for the boys team. Larson competed in the high jump, tying for fifth place clearing 5-10. Jensen tied for 10th in the high jump and took 13th in the 400 meter dash, finishing with a time of 56.04. – Brenda Sommerfeld

Saints hurdler, Sarah Petznick (center) ran her final race of the season at Medford. Siren girls tie for sixth COLFAX – The Siren girls team scored 28 points to have a three-way tie for sixth place at the Colfax sectional track and field meet on Friday, May 29. Four girls made up the team. Sarah Howe took third in the 800meter run, beating her previous school record. Howe ran the 800 meter with a time of 2:25.13; passing her previous record of 2:30.40. Howe took second in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:32.09. She will compete at state in both events. “Sarah and Ashley qualified for state; this is their second sport this year,” coach Wayne Koball said. “The last time that happened in Siren was Molly Engstrom.” Engstrom went to state as a freshman in both cross country and track. ”I think those are the only kids that have ever done it in Siren before,” Koball commented. Ashley Guevara and Kendra Jones will compete in La Crosse in the discus. Jones took third with a 110-00 and Guevara fourth with 109-10. Daphne Hubbell, along with Damian Hubbell, Isaac Wegner, Seth Stoner and the 4x100-meter boys relay team also competed in Colfax. Daphne took the highest place, receiving sixth. Damian Hubbell got 11th, the relay team and Wegner 10th and Stoner seventh. “We are very happy with how they did,” Koball said. “We’re proud of all the guys.” – Brenda Sommerfeld

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Grantsburg finds way to another regional title and Palmquist’s one. Emily Cole hit a single to score Palmquist. Crawford scored in the fifth after Palmquist got hit in the helmet by a pitch. The bases were left loaded when a pop fly was caught to end the inning. Cole hit a single for the only hit in the sixth inning. The Panthers had two doubles in their sixth inning to score two runs. The final inning was over for St. Croix Central in three batters with a pop fly and two putouts at first. Lund went 2 for 3 at the plate with three RBIs. Davison and Cole each went 2 for 4. The Pirates advance to sectionals, which will be held at Eau Claire Regis Thursday, June 4. They will start by playing their last year’s sectional title opponent, Park Falls, at 1 p.m. Park Falls won the game last season, 12-0.

Face Park Falls at Eau Claire Regis Thursday Grantsburg 7, St. Croix Central 2 by Brenda Sommerfeld GRANTSBURG – Since 2002, the Grantsburg Pirates softball team and their coach, Don Bjelland, have only missed one regional title, the one in 2005. This year’s regional championship title, which they won on Thursday, May 28, made their fourth consecutive. The Pirates defeated the St. Croix Central Panthers on their home field, 7-2, in order to take the title. “It was a good game,” Bjelland said. “Our defense was just amazing. Everything was put together defensively. Michelle got into a groove and started hitting spots.” The Panthers had two hits, a single and a double, in the first inning. The first and last batters were both taken out on pop-fly catches. The third out was a throw from center fielder Cody Crawford to shortstop Ingrid Ames into catcher Lauren Romanowski who tagged out the runner at home plate. “If you keep them from scoring that first inning, that’s huge,” Bjelland commented. “I didn’t know what was going to happen after that.” Grantsburg’s first two innings at bat ended with no runs scored. Heather Davison, Ames and Crawford each had hits in the second but were unable to score, with two strikeouts and a batter thrown out at first. “We left a lot of runners on base,” Bjelland said. “That’s the kind of thing that starts haunting you.” St. Croix Central was quickly moved

The Grantsburg Pirates add another regional champion plaque to their collection. The 2009 title is the team’s fourth consecutive, missing only 2005 so far in the 21st century. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld through their second and third innings at the plate. Two strikeouts and a pop fly catch took them out in the second. To start the third, a batter was walked and the next hit a single. The runner at second was taken out at third on a throw from Ames to Sarah Wald while the batter made it to first. Wald caught the next hit and threw it to second for a double play to end the inning. The Pirates scored their first run in the third. Sarah Wald was walked to first

and brought home on a triple by Michelle Lund. Lund attempted to make it home on a hit by Annie Palmquist but was thrown out on a close call as Palmquist made it on first. A pop fly and strikeout ended the inning. Five more runs happened for Grantsburg in the fourth. Romanowski and Tiffany Meyer hit singles, followed by a walk and doubles from Lund and Palmquist. Romanowski scored on an error, Lund’s double brought in two runs

Michelle Lund is tagged out at home plate by St. Croix Central’s catcher on a very close call.

Vikings eliminated by Birchwood

Hitting good, just not at right time Birchwood 6, Frederic 3

by Brenda Sommerfeld BIRCHWOOD – Making their firstever trip to sectionals last season, the Frederic Vikings were happy to be in the regional championship game on Thursday, May 28. The young, nine-player Viking team played hard throughout the game but fell to Birchwood, 6-3, to end their season.

Each member of the Frederic softball team pictured saw playing time in their final game of the season. These players finished their season with a 6-3 loss to Birchwood in the regional championship game. – Photos by Kelly Schmidt

Vikings first baseman Maria Miller fields a grounder during the Vikings regional tournament game Thursday.

“It was a really good game,” coach Erin Hansford said. “It was a positive way to end the season. They (her team) played well. They didn’t lose with any regrets. We hit the ball. We did everything right. We just didn’t win. That’s the way it is. That’s a good way to lose.” After losing two players to start the playoff tournament, Hansford was impressed by her team. “Those girls that played had some big shoes to fill and they certainly did their job,” Hansford commented. “They did an excellent job of filling in when they

were asked to.” Both Birchwood and Frederic had seven hits during the game. Terri McKinney went 3 for 3 for the Vikings and Chrissy Chenal, Corissa Schmidt, Vanessa Neumann and Frankie Knuf each had one. “We were hitting really well, our hits just weren’t together,” Hansford said. “We just couldn’t get the hits at the right time. McKinney’s first hit was in the second inning, but the inning ended with two strikeouts and one pop fly. McKinney’s

double that hopped to clear the fence in the fourth scored Lauren Domagala. Domagala was on base after a throwing error, while Vanessa Neumann scored for Frederic’s first two runs. Chenal hit her single in the fifth but unfortunately was left on base. McKinney’s single in the sixth did not amount to any runs, but Knuf, Schmidt and Neumann hitting singles in the seventh led to Tara Anderson scoring. Chenal pitched for Frederic. She totaled eight strikeouts, walked one and gave up seven hits and six runs. Birchwood’s six runs were scored in three different inning, one in the first, two in the third and three in the sixth. The run in the first was on a passed ball. In the third, Birchwood’s fourth batter hit a home run scoring the two runs. The three in the sixth were scored on three single hits and a triple base hit. “Nobody was disappointed, the girls were really happy,” Hansford said. “They were really up and they don’t have a whole bunch of regrets. The whole thing that happened, the girls were not dwelling on that. Nobody said, if we would have had those girls we would have won. Nobody said that and I don’t think anybody was thinking that either.” The Vikings ended their season with second in conference and defeating two regional opponents. “I was pleasantly surprised,” Hansford said of the season. “It’s pretty much six newcomers on a field of nine. I was so pleased by the attitude and the effort that the girls took. I’m really looking forward to next year because we’re not losing anybody.”








Grantsburg tags out Unity’s tying run Pirates proceed to regional title game Grantsburg 4, Unity 3 by Brenda Sommerfeld GRANTSBURG – A close call at the plate ended the regional game for conference rivals Grantsburg and Unity. The Pirates took a 4-3 victory over the Eagles on Tuesday, June 2. Grantsburg was up 4-2 when Unity started their seventh inning at bat. Unity had two outs and two runners on from a hit pitch and a walk when Luke Nelson came up to bat. Nelson hit a shot out to center field, scoring the first run while Jason Vlasnik rounded third and slid into home but was ruled out on a tag by catcher Ben Larson on a throw from first baseman Jake Ryan. “The throw was in the dirt,” Grantsburg coach Pete Johnson said. “I don’t know how Ben came up with it.” Larson’s tag at home blocked Unity from tying the game, made the third out

Unity’s Seth McKenzie connects with the ball against Grantsburg on Tuesday night.

Grantsburg catcher Ben Larson tags out Unity’s Jason Vlasnik as he tries to score what would have been the tying run during their regional game Tuesday night. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

and ended the game. “This is the way we play Unity every time,” Johnson commented. “It’s always a one- or two-run game.” “It was a great game,” Unity coach Matt Humpal said. “That is what playoffs are all about. The thing I was happiest about was we played the game all the way to the last out.” Thane Larson pitched for the Pirates for most of the game. Larson had five strikeouts and three walks. At the plate, Larson, Austin Eskola and Dylan Marohn went 2 for 3. Larson and Marohn each had one RBI. Jake Ryan had two RBIs for the night. Eskola scored in the second inning for the Pirates first run on a single-base hit by Marohn. In the fourth, Eskola and Jamie Robb crossed home plate with fielding errors on Ryan’s hit. Ryan scored the team’s fourth run after a single by Larson and two walks, including an intentional walk of Trent Bonneville. “When we dot down four, I wasn’t sure if we would come back but we really battled and had a chance to win in the end,” Humpal commented. “That says a lot about our kids competitive attitude.” Unity’s first two runs were in the fifth inning. Justin McKenzie and Drew Walker scored on Dennis McKinney’s triple hit to left center. “They did a great job of fighting back,” Johnson said. The Eagles finished their season with a 12-11 record, while Grantsburg faces Turtle Lake/Clayton on their home field on Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. “We came a long way since our first couple games,” Humpal stated. “To have a shot at the regional final after the way we started says quite a lot about what hard work will do for a baseball team. With the young talent we have coming back, we should be looking at having a nice summer during Legion and carrying that over to next spring.”

Unity’s D.J. Larson puts a tag down on Brent Myers for the out during the regional semifinal game in Grantsburg on Tuesday.

Cards, Vikes to clash Wednesday Frederic 11, Shell Lake 6 Luck 9, Northwood 4 by Marty Seeger LUCK – The Viking defeated the No. 1 seeded Shell Lake Lakers on Tuesday night and the Cardinals got by No. 2 Northwood to advance to the regional finals. Frederic and Luck will play for the Division 4 regional title on Wednesday, June 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Luck’s Harry Severson-Dickinson homered twice to lift Luck over Northwood. Frederic capitalized on five runs scored on walks allowed by the Shell Lake pitching staff according to Larry Samson of the Washburn County Register. Shell Lake’s Michael Johnson was called out at home on this play for failing to slide at home plate late in the game. According to Larry Samson of the Washburn County Register, Johnson was ejected because of the slide. Frederic catcher Brady McWilliam makes the tag on Johnson. – Photo by Larry Samson

The Cardinals congratulate Harry Severson-Dickinson on his second home run of the game against Northwood on Tuesday evening at Northwood. – Photo by Alysha Dalbec








Cook throws no-hitter in Vikings regional win Siren/Webster season ends

Frederic 4, Birchwood 0 by Brenda Sommerfeld FREDERIC – Viking pitcher Ethan Cook pitched a no-hitter against the Birchwood Bobcats on Friday, May 29. Cook threw all seven innings against the Bobcats, taking the 4-0 win. Cook totaled 10 strikeouts and walked only two batters during the game. At the plate, the Vikings scored four runs on 10 hits. “As a team, we played well, I thought,” coach Troy Schmidt said. “We hit the ball well. We had some stupid baserunning that cost us some runs.” Three runners were thrown out at home plate, one in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, two of which ended the inning as the third out. “We were aggressive on the base path, so it’s going to happen,” Schmidt commented. “We had a lot of steals to go along with those three guys getting thrown out.” Leadoff batter Trae Gehl scored in the first inning after being walked to first. Brady McWilliam hit a sacrifice bunt to help move Gehl. Frederic’s first two batters in the third inning, Joey Draxler and David Harlander, each scored a run. Draxler hit a double, followed by a double by Andrew Kurkowski to score Draxler. Matt Norston hit a single to bring Harlander home. The Vikings finished the inning with two strikeouts and a fly ball. The Vikings fourth run was scored in the fifth inning. Norston brought Kurkowski home on a single-base hit. Norston finished the game 3 for 3 with two RBIs. “We got a big night out of him,” Schmidt said. Draxler went 2 for 4 and Kurkowski ended 2 for 3.

Frederic’s Matt Norston slides home but was called out on the play against Birchwood last Friday. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld Spooner 15, Siren/Webster 5 – Spooner ended SPOONER Siren/Webster’s season with a 15-5 victory in five innings during the first round of regionals on Friday, May 29. “They’re a better team than us and we just had too many errors in the fourth and fifth innings, and all of a sudden our season’s over,” coach Jon Ruud said. Siren/Webster had the game tied 5-5 after the first three innings. “We had seven hits through the first three innings, and then they brought in their No. 1 pitcher, and he shut us down,” Ruud explained. In the fourth and fifth innings, Siren/Webster made some fielding errors giving Spooner the 10 runs they needed to end the game. “We kind of looked like we have in the past, where as the first three innings we kind of looked like the team we were near the end of the season,” Ruud said. Ruud said his team was one of two teams when they played, “One that

would throw the ball all over the place and get 10-runned and the other one made about four or five appearances and that team could play a little bit.” Though Ruud will be sad to see this year’s seniors go, he looks forward to having the seven underclassmen that played a lot this season back next season with a little more experience. Grantsburg 12, Shell Lake 3 SHELL LAKE – Receiving a bye for the first round of the regional tournament, Grantsburg decided to travel to Shell Lake to play on Thursday, May 29. After a rain delay, the Pirates defeated Shell Lake, 12-3, on Thursday. “I’m not happy with a few baserunning mistakes we made,” coach Pete Johnson said. “That can’t happen anymore.” Grantsburg had a good night at the plate. Trent Bonneville hit another home run along with a double to keep up his hitting streak. He went 3 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs and four runs.

Siren/Webster’s Evan Oachs warms up his throwing arm as a teammate looks on. – File photo by Brenda Sommerfeld Austin Eskola also went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. “Austin was swinging a big stick and pounding the ball,” Johnson commented. Jimmy Nelson and Nolan Hanson each took their turn at the mound for the Pirates. Nelson had four strikeouts walking zero batters. Hanson pitched two innings giving up two hits. “We got Jimmy and Nolan some tuneup time on the mound,” Johnson said.

Season ends abruptly for St. Croix Falls Amery pitcher throws one-hitter Amery 1, St. Croix Falls 0 by Marty Seeger ST. CROIX FALLS – There aren’t too many baseball games that go seven innings and end in just over an hour, but that’s exactly what happened between Amery and St. Croix Falls last Friday. The Saints took a season-ending loss to

Nick Johnson was picked off at first on a nice move by the Amery pitcher in the bottom of the sixth inning. Johnson got to first after getting hit by a pitch. – Photos by Marty Seeger

Senior Sam Schmidt, played his last baseball game as a Saint. Schmidt had the team’s only hit of the game in the team’s loss to Amery last Friday.

the Warriors in the first game of the WIAA playoffs in a pitcher’s dual that came down to just one swing of the bat. Amery catcher Steven Bielmeier smacked a leadoff solo home run over the center-field fence in the top of the fourth inning, which proved to be the difference-maker in the game. Pitcher Kurt Gehrman was the other differencemaker in the game for Amery, as he al-

lowed just one Saint hit, struck out nine and walked none. “We kept trying to make something happen but our batters were off balance the entire game,” said Saints coach Paul Randolph. “He (Gehrman) pitched a brilliant game and we took too many strikes.” St. Croix Falls either grounded out or struck out in the first two innings and

did the same in the bottom of the third before Sam Schmidt bunted the ball in the air between the pitcher and third baseman. Schmidt got to second on a steal but a groundout quickly ended the inning. Will Ball pitched well for the Saints and kept Amery off balance in the first inning. Amery doubled in the second but went without a hit until Bielmeier’s homer in the fourth. The Saints defense turned down two threats in the next two innings, first when Gus Koecher threw out an Amery baserunner as he tried to steal second in the fifth. That play ended the inning and another key defensive play for the Saints came in the sixth with one out. Amery’s Joe Rubenzer hit a ground-rule double for Amery, and eventually made it to third on a steal. Amery’s next batter struck out but ran for first as Koecher dropped the ball. Koecher threw the base runner out easily at first but Rubenzer then tried stealing home. He was thrown out on a nice throw from Marcus Campbell to end the inning. Despite holding Amery to a single run the Saints went quietly in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Ball pitched a great game for the Saints allowing three hits, one walk and had four strikeouts. The conference champion Saints ended the year at 9-1 in the conference and 15-8 overall, and lose just one senior, Schmidt, to graduation.








Eagles land win over Glenwood City the Eagles helped themselves to another run and the 40 win. Flaherty and Walker each had two hits in the game, while Nelson pitched seven solid innings with only two walks, six strikeouts and gave up just three hits. “He’s very solid,” Humpal said of Nelson after the game. “In the first inning he looked really excited to go out there and pitch and he was throwing really hard.” Humpal said he wasn’t sure how Nelson would do for the rest of the game and thought he struggled a bit toward the middle. But in the end Nelson played just as strong as he started and ended with the win.

Unity gets six hits as Nelson allows three Unity 4, Glenwood City 0 by Marty Seeger BALSAM LAKE – It was a low-scoring game but the Eagles clawed their way to four runs against the Hilltoppers last Friday to advance to the regional semifinal game. “We said at the beginning of the year that we’re going to play good D, and we’re going to pitch well, and that’s what we did tonight,” said Eagles coach Matt Humpal. The Eagles played error-free baseball and got things going early in their first at bat when Jason Vlasnik reached first on a throwing error. Then with two outs Luke Nelson hit an RBI single to left field to give the Eagles the one-run lead. In the top of the second the Eagles came up with two key defensive plays after Glenwood City led the inning off with a single. Catcher Brady Flaherty eventually picked the runner off as he threatened to steal second, and despite what would have been a single to right in the Hilltoppers next at bat,


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Eric Goulet made a heads-up play in right field to throw the runner out at first. In the bottom of the second inning sophomore Justin McKenzie led the inning off with a smash to short that made for a tough play for Glenwood City. He later took second base on a wild pitch as the next Eagle batters went down on strikes, but Drew Walker hit another smash to the shortstop that took a bad hop and McKenzie scored on the play to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. “It was kind of the way I thought it was going to be, low scoring … we struggled at the bat, but hey, we got the win,” Humpal said. Flaherty singled in the third inning and Unity failed to score, but picked up another run in the fourth with the help of an RBI single from Walker. Flaherty singled again in the fifth inning and



NAME: Jade Johnson SCHOOL: Frederic YEAR: Sophomore COMMENTS: Frederic’s Jade Johnson had a great sectional track meet in Colfax last Friday as she qualified for state for the first time in the long and triple jumps. In the long jump Johnson took third place in the finals with a distance of Jade Johnson 16-02, and placed second in the triple jump with a 33-02.50. – Marty Seeger NAME: Brad Berner

Ashley Guevara of Siren gives the disk a throw at Colfax – Photo by Larry Samson


SCHOOL: Grantsburg YEAR: Senior COMMENTS: Brad Berner has been one of several consistent golfers for the Pirates throughout the season. He and teammate Connar Goetz led the Pirates with scores of 85 at the Luck sectional on Monday, as the Pirates earned their first trip to state as a team since 2004. – Marty Seeger

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Division 2 Medford Track Sectional (5-29-09) Top Ten Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Spooner 61.0 2nd Ladysmith 49.0 3rdT Altoona 43.0 3rdT Osceola 43.0 5th Tomahawk 39.0 6thT Hayward 36.0 6thT Northwestern 36.0 6thT Rice Lake 36.0 9th Prescott 33.0 10th Medford Area 30.0 Individual Results (Grantsburg & Unity performers) (Italicized advance to state competition) 100-meter dash - 11. Dustin McKinney, U, 11.60. 400-meter dash - 13. Jason Jensen, G, 56.04. 3,200-meter dash - 15. Steve Olson, U, 11:08.62. 110-meter hurdles - 10. Xavier Foeller, U, 16.36. 4x100-meter relay - 3. Unity (Dustin McKinney, Dylan Hendricks, Dustin Bazille, Tyler Christensen), 1:34.73. 4x200-meter relay - 10. Unity (Mike Johnson, Dustin McKinney, Matt Schultz, Dustin Bazille), 46.28. High jump - 5T. Tony Larson, G, 5-10; 10T. Jason Jensen, G, 5-06. Pole vault - 6T. Luke Hillesheim, U, 11-06. Long jump - 15. Dustin McKinney, U, 16-04. Triple jump - 11. Rush Hickethier, U, 37-08.5. Discus - 5. Joe Swanson, U, 142-08.

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Division 3 Colfax Track Sectional (5-29-09) Top Ten Girls Team Results Place Team Points 1st Regis 110.0 2nd Frederic 97.0 3rd Colfax 69.0 4th Fall Creek 52.0 5th Drummond 42.0 6thT Siren 28.0 6thT Elmwood/Plum City 28.0 6thT Flambeau 28.0 9th Webster 25.0 10th Cornell 23.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) (Italicized advance to state competition) 100-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 12.91; 13. Tanesha Carlson, F, 14.04. 200-meter dash - 1. Sage Karl, F, 26.68; 15. Melissa Gustavson, W, 29.12. 400-meter dash - 2. Calla Karl, F, 1:00.79. 800-meter run - 1. Calla Karl, F, 2:22.72; 3. Sarah Howe, S, 2:25.13. 1,600-meter run - 2. Sarah Howe, S, 5:32.09; 5. Megan Anderson, F, 5:37.00; 8. Sarah Knauber, F, 5:42.55. 3,200-meter run - 1. Samantha Nelson, F, 11:47.25; 11. Sarah Walsh, W, 13:27.48. 100-meter hurdles - 7. Adrianna Otte, F, 17.82; 10. Michelle Gibbs, W, 17.75. 300-meter hurdles - 11. Adrianna Otte, F, 54.39; 13. Jade Johnson, F, 55.16. 4x100-meter relay - 1. Frederic (Candace Buck, Tanesha Carlson, Jade Johnson, Sage Karl), 52.00; 11. Webster (Chris Stoll, Melissa Gustavson, Shaina Pardun, Tatyana Pope), 56.16. 4x200-meter relay - 8. Webster (Shaina Pardun, Melissa Gustavson, Kendra Spurgeon, Alyssa Main), 1:55.84; 9. Frederic (Kendra Wells, Tanesha Carlson, Sara Underwood, Amanda Blok), 1:55.89. 4x400-meter relay - 8. Frederic (Kendra Wells, Leah Engebretson, Annie Kackman, Sara Underwood), 4:37.19; 9. Webster (Shaina Pardun, Alyssa Main, Michelle Gibbs, Chris Stoll), 4:37.73. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Frederic (Samantha Nelson, Megan Anderson, Sarah Knauber, Calla Karl), 9:55.60; 16. Webster (Sarah Walsh, Ashley Robinson, Veronica Otero, Tatyana Pope), 12:55.71. High jump - 6. Amanda Blok, F, J4-08. Pole vault - 4. Shaina Pardun, W, 8-00; 12. Becca Anderson, F, J7-00; 13. Mackenzie Koelz, W, J7-00. Long jump - 3. Jade Johnson, F, 16-02; 5. Candace Buck, F, 16-00; 6. Daphne Hubbell, S, 15-07.25. Triple jump - 2. Jade Johnson, F, 33-02.50; 5. Michelle Gibbs, W, J31-10; Shot put - 2. Reba Smallwood, W, 34-04.50; 6. Mary Johnson, W, 32-11.50. Discus - 3. Kendra Jones, S, 110-00; 4. Ashley Guevara, S, 109-10; 5. Reba Smallwood, W, 105-10.

Division 3 Colfax Track Sectional (5-29-09) Top Ten Boys Team Results Place Team Points 1st Webster 77.0 2nd Luck 73.0 3rd McDonnell Central 50.0 4th Frederic 47.0 5th Clear Lake 42.5 6thT Cadott 34.0 6thT Gilman 34.0 8th Cameron 26.5 9th Shell Lake 26.0 10th Spring Valley 25.0 Individual Results (Top area performers) (Italicized advance to state competition) 100-meter dash - 2. Arnold Gorr, L, 11.24; 5T. Nick Morgan, L, 11.67; 11. Damian Hubbell, S, 11.76. 200-meter dash - 3. Arnold Gorr, L, 22.90; 7. Nick Morgan, L, 23.68; 9. Dan Pope, W, 23.85. 400-meter dash - 3. Quentin Johnson, W, 52.25; 15. Nick Koelz, W, 59.25. 800-meter run - 3. Bryan Krause, W, 2:00.96; 11. Devin Greene, W, 2:10.15. 1,600-meter run - 4. Jack Taylor, W, 4:37.23; 8. Devin Greene, W, 4:44.32. 3,200-meter run - 1. Jack Taylor, W, 10:09.69; 4. Nick Krinkie, W, 10:14.27; 6. Joey Erickson, W, 10:22.09. 110-meter hurdles - 1. Zach Anderson, F, 15.60; 3. Tony Peterson, F, 16.37; 9. Nolan Kriegel, W, 18.05. 300-meter hurdles - 2. Zach Anderson, F, 41.65; 6. Tony Peterson, F, 44.26; 8. Ryan Brickle, W, 44.90. 4x100-meter relay - 5. Frederic (Zach Anderson, Ben Ackerley, Tyler Calabria, Tony Peterson), 46.15; 10. Siren (Charlie Brown, Collin Tewalt, Jeremy Wikstrom, Damian Hubbell), 46.99; 4x200-meter relay - 2. Luck (Arnold Gorr, Jake LaDuke, Nick Morgan, Landen Strilzuk), 1:33.15; 10. Webster (Ryan Brickle, Kyle Godfrey, Mason Kriegel, Dan Pope), 1:36.71. 4x400-meter relay - 2. Webster (Dan Pope, Bryan Krause, Kyle Godfrey, Quentin Johnson), 3:32.98. 4x800-meter relay - 1. Webster (Jack Taylor, Nick Krinkie, Quentin Johnson, Bryan Krause), 8:20.17; 9. Frederic (Joel Anderson, Ben Ackerley, Ben Nelson, Josiah Lund), 9:16.11. High jump - 1. Brennan Olson, L, 6-00; 7T. Adam Anderson, L, J5-08. Pole vault - 2. Mason Kriegel, W, 11-09; 3. AJ WalshBrenizer, L, 11-06; 6. Ben Jensen, W, J11-00. Long jump - 2. Landen Strilzuk, L, 20-07; 4. Kyle Godfrey, W, 20-01.75; 10. Isaac Wegner, S, 19-00.75. Triple jump - 3. Zach Anderson, F, 41-01; 5. Landen Strilzuk, L, 40-02.50. Shot put - 1. James Longhenry, L, 45-01.50; 3. Brennan Olson, L, J45-01; 7. Seth Stoner, S, 41-10.00; 11. Kyler Liljenberg, W, 39-10. Discus - 1. Cody Gruel, F, 135-10; 5. Dan Pope, W, 130-11; 7. Kyler Liljenberg, W, 128-07; 9. Ben Shives, W, 120-07.








Walker and Davis dust fields for first wins of ‘09 by Chris Stepan ST. CROIX FALLS – The Kopellah Speedway finished out the month of May under what has become typically dreary skies on Friday, May 29, for the track’s first Kids Night of the season, plus action in the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets and the addition of powder puff races at the conclusion of the program. After suffering through several off and on rain showers, several first-time winners graced Kopellah’s victory lane, while it was business as usual for several others throughout the evening. Justin Rick and Ben Kaphing paced the field to the green in the Hornet feature event and quickly Rick jumped to the initial lead over the field. Kaphing held second while Marc Hunter, Steve Sutton and Matt Skipper were trying to make their way through the field toward the front. Seventh-starting Hunter raced through traffic and stole the top spot, while Sutton dogged him the entire way. Rick slowed and retired with a flat tire and turned the battle into second into a battle for the lead, which Sutton was able to wrestle away from Hunter and hold to the checker for his first ever-feature win in the Hornet division. Hunter ran second, with Skipper third at the line. Seventh-starting Zach Manley was in search of his third-consecutive feature win

here at Kopellah and wasted no time at all blasting through the field on his way to the top spot. Manley shot from seventh to second on the opening circuit and wrestled the lead away from Chad Ogilvie a lap later. Once out front, Manley drove off from the field for a while until sixth-starting Adam Delfosse began to run him down toward the end of the event. Manley was up to the challenge however and held off the charging Delfosse for his third-straight win in the Pure Stock division. Delfosse ran a solid second, with Steve Baker coming home third at the line. Three-time feature winner and track point leader Jason VandeKamp was looking for his fourth feature win in five nights at Kopellah in ’09, but front-row starter Josh Bazey had other intentions. Bazey lead the feature for quite some time last Friday night until he suffered transmission issues, ending his night early, but this time he jumped to the race lead at the drop of the green and drove away from the battle behind him. VandeKamp started eighth but quickly bolted to third and began to pressure second-running Mike Gibson. Gibson was running well on his first night to the track in ’09 but suddenly suffered mechanical troubles and retired from the event, putting VandeKamp into second and on the rear bumper of Bazey for the restart. Once the green flew, VandeKamp squeezed his No. 16 between Bazey and

2009 Division 3 Girls Softball Playoffs The highest seeded team will host through the regional final game provided their field is on the approved site list and is in good playing condition. If the higher seed’s field is not on the approved list or unplayable and the lower seed’s field is, the lower seed will host. If neither field is approved the higher seed will host. Games should not be postponed if a playable field is available.

Regionals Thursday, May 21

Sectionals Tuesday, May 26

Thursday, May 28

WIAA State Tournament June 12 - Semifinals Sectional #1 vs. Sectional #2 approx. 3:30 p.m.

Hurley (#1) @Hurley - 5 p.m. Hurley (12-2 (6)) Ladysmith (#5) @ Ladysmith - 5 p.m. Cameron (11-4) Cameron (#4) Chetek (#3) @Chetek - 5 p.m. Chetek (11-1 (5)) Phillips (#6) @Park Falls Park Falls (3-1) Washburn (#7) @Park Falls - 5 p.m. Park Falls (16-0 (5)) Park Falls (#2)

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@Regis 1 p.m.

Grantsburg (#1) @Grantsburg - 5 p.m. Grantsburg (5-4) St. Croix Falls (#5) @Cumberland - 4:30 p.m. Cumberland (8-3) Cumberland (#4)

@Grantsburg Grantsburg (7-2) Unity (#3) @ St. Croix Central St. Croix Central (6-0) St. Croix Central (#6) @Glenwood City St. Croix Central (9-2) Turtle Lake/Clayton (#7) @Glenwood City - 5 p.m. Glenwood City (9-1) Glenwood City (#2)

the outside wall and stole the lead, which he held for the remainder of the cautionfilled event for his fourth win in five starts at the quarter mile this season. Thirteenthstarting Ryan Johnson charged through traffic and snuck by Bazey late in the event to pick up a career-best runner-up finishing position in his No. 96 and Bazey ran a solid third at the finish. Scott Walker jumped into command at the start of the Street Stock feature and basically never looked back throughout the event for his first win of 2009. As Walker was leading the field, a thrilling battle was taking place between Chanda Fjorden Nord and Jeff Heintz for second and another great tussle between Sam Fankhauser and Marcus Simonson for fourth. These battles were hotly contested throughout the main event. In fact, Fankauser, Fjorden Nord and Heintz were all sent to the tail for incidents, but raced their way back through the field in impressive fashion for second-, third- and fourth-place finishes at the conclusion of the event. Walker proved to be very strong as he ran off with the win. Fankhauser, Fjorden Nord, Heintz and Simonson rounded out the top five. Cory Davis wasted no time taking control at the front of the field in the Super Stock feature event. Davis shot off the front row and quickly put distance between himself and Jason Schill, who had his hands full with Dan Gullikson for second. The event ran off in quick fashion with Davis checking out on the field in his No. 20. Schill and Gullikson soon were challenged by John Remington for second, but Schill was able to withstand heavy pressure from Gullikson to come home second at the line. Davis was in no danger of giving up the lead throughout the event and cruised to his first win of the season. Kevin Adams remains the man to beat at Kopellah in 2009 as he blasted from the second row to the lead on the opening circuit and completely dominated the Modified feature event for his fourth win of the season. Rick Kobs and Jason Miller waged a very intense battle for second throughout the second half of the race, with Kobs nipping Miller at the line for the runner-up spot, but no one had anything for Adams as he cruised to the win in his No. 40. Deb Christianson and Amy Berg raced to the wins in their respective divisions in Kopellah’s first powder puff events of 2009 as well. Kopellah Speedway kicks back into action on Friday, June 5 with the return of the UMSS Sprint Cars in addition to Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Hornets. The first green flag is set to fly at 7 p.m. For more information, please log on to

WISSOTA Modifieds Feature: Adams, Kobs, Miller, Mike Kelley Jr., Steve Lavassuer, Marc Johnson, Jim Cimfl, Jeremy Gross, Tim VanMeter. Heat 1: Kobs, Miller, Adams, Lavassuer, Kelley Jr., Gross, Johnson, Cimfl, VanMeter WISSOTA Super Stocks Feature: Davis, Schill, Gullikson, Remington, Andy Grymala, Don Talmage JR., Jason Quarders, Mike Dyrdahl, Marcus Berget. Heat 1: Remington, Gullikson, Davis, Schill, Grymala, Talmage Jr., Berget, Quarders, Dyrdahl WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature: VandeKamp, Johnson, Bazey, Michael Haseltine, Remington, Bryce Johnson, Sampson Haseltine, Dan Larson, Jason Bottolfson, Tony Schill, Ben Johnson, Tim Swanson, David Swearingen, Corey Fogleson, Gibson, Vince Corbin, Greg Arnt, Myles McEvers Heat 1: VandeKamp, Corbin, S. Haseltine, Ben Johnson, Schill, Arnt, Swearingen, Larson, McEvers. Heat 2: Gibson, Remington, Bazey, Bryce Johnson, M. Haseltine, Swanson, R. Johnson, Fogleson, Bottolfson WISSOTA Street Stocks Feature: Walker, Fankhauser, Fjorden Nord, Heintz, Simonson, Kyle Howland, Skip Lutgen, Ed Puariea, Kim Korstad Heat 1: Fankhauser, Walker, Heintz, Fjorden Nord, Simonson, Lutgen, Howland, Korstad, Puariea Kopellah Pure Stocks Feature: Manley, Delfosse, Baker, Ogilvie, David Leaf, Josh Bach, Mike Olson, Tyler English, Nathan Swanson, Jesse Lutgen, Krysta Swearingen, Fabian Jackson, Nathan Fisk, Lance Halverson, Ryan Finnigan. Heat 1: Baker, Delfosse, Fisk, Olson, Bach, Lutgen, Finnnigan, Halverson. Heat 2: Manley, Ogilvie, Swearingen, Swanson, Leaf, English, Jackson. Kopellah Hornets Feature: Sutton, Hunter, Skipper, Jeff Pedersen, Kevin Bradwell, Pamela Lutgen, Ben Kaphing, Jason Christianson, Brandon Fischer, Daemieon Hart, Rick, Jacob Christensen, Kris Kaphing, Doug Fick. Heat 1: Hunter, Christensen, B. Kaphing, Fick, Bradwell, Christianson, Hart Heat. 2: Rick, Sutton, Skipper, Pedersen, K. Kaphing, Fischer, Lutgen. Powder Puff Race 1: Christianson, Angie English, Heather Hart, Janice Rick, Heather Brewster. Race 2: Amy Gross, Dolly Fjorden, Bea Good, Bonnie Simonson, Molly Lutgen.

2009 Division 3 Spring Baseball Playoffs

2009 Division 4 Spring Baseball Playoffs

The highest seeded team, in any pre-sectional game, serves as the host school and will be designated the home team through regionals. The home team is determined by coin flip in sectional and state tournament games.

The highest seeded team, in any pre-sectional game, serves as the host school and will be designated the home team through regionals. The home team is determined by coin flip in sectional and state tournament games.




Tuesday, June 9

Friday, May 29

Friday, May 29

Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3

Grantsburg (#1) @Grantsburg - 5 p.m. Grantsburg (4-3) Glenwood City (#5) @Unity - 4:30 p.m. Unity (4-0) Unity (#4) @Grantsburg - 5 p.m. St. Croix Central (#3) @St. Croix Central - 5 p.m. St. Croix Central (10-3) Clear Lake (#6) @Clayton - 5 p.m. Clayton/Turtle Lake (2-1)

WIAA State Tournament June 17 - Semifinals Sectional #1 vs. Sectional #2 approx. 1 p.m.

Sectionals Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3

WIAA State Tournament June 17 - Semifinals Sectional #1 vs. Sectional #2 approx. 8 a.m.

Shell Lake (#1) @Shell Lake Frederic (11-6) Birchwood (#5) @Frederic Frederic (4-0) Frederic (#4)


Luck (#3) @Northwood Luck (9-4)

Clayton/Turtle Lake (#2)

Northwood (#2) @Osseo-Fairchild - 11 a.m.

@Bruce - 11 a.m. Mellen (#1)

Elk Mound (#1) @Elk Mound Elk Mound (4-3) Colfax (#5) @Chetek 1 p.m. Colfax (23-1 (5)) Chetek (#4) Cameron (#3) @Cameron - 2 p.m. Regis (9-2) Regis (#6)

@Mellen Mellen (11-2) Glidden/Butternut (#5) @Solon Springs Solon Springs (12-3) Solon Springs (#4)

@Elk Mound - 5 p.m.

@Drummond Bayfield (#3)

@Boyceville Boyceville (6-1)

Boyceville (#2)

Tuesday, June 9

@Drummond-Grand View Drummond (11-2) Drummond (#2)








McKenzie Lanes bowling finalists

Individual ladies awards went to (L to R) Shannon Cox, high game 241; Louise Cole, most improved average, 124-135 and Jennifer Whelan, handicap game 279. Missing Champions were the Reed’s Sunnyside Marina team. Pic- from picture: Samantha Messer, handicap tured back row (L to R): Brad Hacker and Bob Wilson. series 720 and Annette Norlander, high seFront row: Todd Hansen, Bruce Anderson and Dan Peper. ries 643. – Photos submitted

The Eagle Valley Bank team took first place for the Polk County Bowling Association. Team members pictured Penny Kammerud, Shawn Busbe and Louise Cole. Missing from picture: Colleen Pearson and Melanie Erickson.

The Greatland Transportation team were runners up at McKenzie Lanes. Team members Tom Moore, Thursday night ladies champion was Hack’s Pub. Sam Leggitt, Ken Williams, Gordy Moore, Roy Price and Dick Wallis are pictured in no particular Pictured: Debbie Korsan, Robin Stage, Jeanne Kizer, Jennifer Whelan and Mari Jo Hacker. order.

Individual Tuesday awards were Rick Johnson Div. ll high series 699; Jim Harder, Div. ll high game 278; Darren McKenzie, high average 222; Norm Hansen, high game 300 and Jim McKenzie, high game 300. Missing from picture, Rick Fox, high series 775.


West Lakeland Conference Standings

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

Conf. 9-1 8-2 6-4 5-5 1-9 1-9


Overall 15-9 16-8 12-11 11-10 4-14 1-16

Friday, May 29 Unity 4, Glenwood City 0 Frederic 4, Birchwood 0 Amery 1, St. Croix Falls 0 Spooner 15, Siren/Webster 5 Tuesday, June 2 Grantsburg 4, Unity 3 Frederic 11, Shell Lake 6 Luck 9, Northwood 4


Wednesday, June 3 5 p.m. Grantsburg at Shell Lake Birchwood at Frederic Glenwood City at Unity Siren/Webster at Spooner Amery at St. Croix Falls Tuesday, June 9 5 p.m. Frederic at Luck Clayton/Turtle Lake at Grantsburg



Monday, June 8 Noon State at University Ridge, Madison Tuesday, June 9 7 a.m. State at University Ridge, Madison

TRACK & FIELD Upcoming

Friday, June 5 9:30 a.m. State at UW-La Crosse Saturday, June 6 10:30 a.m. State at UW-La Crosse


Standings Team Overall Chell Trucking 4-1 Coyland Creek 5-1 Maurer Construction 3-2 Smith Family Eye Care 2-2 Bobbie’s World 1-4 Clam Falls/Pheasant Inn 0-5 Scores Monday, June 1 Smith Family Eye Care 7, Bobbie’s World 6 Maurer Construction 9, Chell Trucking 8 Coyland Creek 24, Clam Falls/Pheasant Inn 5 Coyland Creek 18, Smith Family Eye Care 0


West Lakeland Conference Standings

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

Conf. 10-0 6-3 4-6 4-5 3-7 2-8


Overall 23-0 13-7 9-16 7-9 7-14 3-17

Thursday, May 28 Grantsburg 7, St. Croix Central 2 Birchwood 6, Frederic 3


Thursday, June 4 1 p.m. Grantsburg vs. Park Falls at Eau Claire Regis 3 p.m. Sectional Finals at Eau Claire Regis

Individual awards for Wednesdays were Bill Swenson Div. ll high game 277; Darren McKenzie, high average, 226 and 300 game; Gordy Johnson, high series 770; Brad Hacker, high game 300. Missing from picture: Bob Wilson, Div. ll high series 673.


Standings Team Overall W. Sweden/Zion Lutheran 3-0 Falun Churches 2-0 Siren Assembly 2-0 Trade Lake Baptist 2-0 Calvary Covenant 1-1 Frederic Free 1-1 Faith Lutheran 0-2 Siren Covenant/Bethany 0-2 Trade River Free 0-2 Webster Baptist 0-2 Scores Thursday, May 28 W. Sweden/Zion Lutheran 7, Trade River Free 2 Falun Churches 5, Webster Baptist 2 Friday, May 29 Siren Assembly 9, Siren Covenant/Bethany 3 Frederic Free 16, Faith Lutheran 8 Trade Lake Baptist 29, Calvary Covenant 4


Standings Team Overall Chell Well 5-0 Sundown 3-1 Fur, Fins & Feathers 3-1 Grantsburg Sanitary 3-2 Pour House 3-2 Century 21 3-1 Shooters Bar 2 1-2 God Squad 2-2 Lake Lena 1-4 Da Crew 0-4 Shooters Bar 1 0-4 Scores Wednesday, May 27 Fur, Fins & Feathers 13, Pour House 8 Grantsburg Sanitary 20, Lake Lena 13 Chell Well 19, Da Crew 2 Century 21 18, Shooters Bar 1 14 God Squad 13, Sundown 10 Pour House 18, Shooters Bar 2 17

Tiger Express was the Wednesday night runners-up. Pictured back row (L to R): Corey Peer, Jason Loney and Steve Loney. Front row: Daryn Sylvester, Gordy Johnson and Darren McKenzie.

Nel-lo-hill Farms took the Tuesday night championship. Pictured (L to R): Doug Nelson, Marty Olson, Steve Clark, Mike Hill and Gene Braund.




Ten waters to turn good fishing into good eating SPOONER – Catch-and-release has caught on so big in the bass fishing world that Wisconsin anglers are only keeping about 5 percent of what they catch. They kept only 550,000 of the 10 million smallmouth and largemouth bass they caught in 2006, according to a mail survey of anglers. In contrast, Wisconsin anglers in the same year kept about 30 percent of the walleye they caught, or 2.2 million of 7 million caught. In some places in northern Wisconsin, bass are very abundant and can make a tasty meal. Fisheries managers are en-

couraging harvest on these waters to keep the numbers in balance and to improve bass growth rates. As always, larger bass are less common and anglers should consider releasing them. “No one should feel bad about harvesting largemouth bass in Northwest Wisconsin,” says DNR fisheries biologist Larry Damman, who is stationed in Spooner. “They are our most abundant and underutilized, naturally reproducing game fish. High minimum size limits coupled with angler catch-and-release ethic have resulted in many lakes with overabundant, stunted populations

Free fishing weekend June 6-7 MADISON – Free Fishing Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, delivers a good time at an unbeatable price. Resident and nonresident anglers of all ages can fish Wisconsin waters without a fishing license on these days. More than 20 special fishing clinics and other events are planned statewide to help introduce kids and other newcomers to this popular form of recreation. People of all ages are welcome to borrow a the rod, reel or other gear from the Department of Natural Resources’ 52 tackle loaner sites, located at several parks and DNR offices. “Fishing in Wisconsin is always great fun at a great price, but it’s really a bargain on Free Fishing Weekend,” DNR Secretary Matt Frank said. “Our hope is that people will have fun, enjoy the outdoors and head out again sometime soon.” Trout stamps are not needed during the two days; however, all other fish-

ing regulations such as length and bag limits apply. During the rest of the year, kids under 16 always fish for free, as do residents born before Jan. 1, 1927. People who exhibit proof that they are active service members of the U.S. armed forces and are a resident on furlough or leave also are granted license waivers. Other adults 16 and older need to purchase a license; Wisconsin has a wide variety of licenses to meet your fishing plans and budget. Licenses can be purchased over the Internet through the [] Web page (click on Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Permits under Online Services); by calling toll-free 877-945-4236 and at 1,400 license sales locations. For more information call the DNR Customer and Information call center at 888-9367463 anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. For more information contact Theresa Stabo at 608-266-2272. – from the DNR

Bragging rights

where few largemouth ever reach legal size. The biological need is to harvest fish less than the present minimum size limit.” Here are 10 waters to try in northwestern Wisconsin where harvest is encouraged and there are no minimum length limits. Check the Hook and Line Regulations for 2009-2010 for specific regulations. Polk County: Balsam Lake, Butternut Lake; Big Round Lake; Half Moon Lake; Pipe Lake and Ward Lake. Washburn County: Big McKenzie Lake and Middle McKenzie Lake, both of which are actually in the southern bass zone, and Long Lake and Nancy Lake. – from the DNR

Bass can be quite tasty and prepared in several different ways. – Photo by Laura Seeger

Smokin’ good

Brittany Coulter and Len Carlstrom hoist up a pair of suckers caught recently in the Clam. It was Coulter’s largest fish to date. SIREN – Brittany Coulter caught her largest fish, a feisty sucker, while fishing with Len Carlstrom in the Clam, Burnett County. Carlstrom said the suckers were really biting along with the redhorse, and they kept two fish for smoking. “Buck Carlstrom did the smoking in an Abu Swedish made smoker,” said Carlstrom, adding that the smoker is extremely compact and pressure cooked the fish in just eight minutes.

Buck Carlstrom holds a sample of freshly smoked sucker as Sid Sherstad looks on in the background. – Photos submitted “It was offered to many people during a gathering, though many people, such as Sid Sherstad, were very leary of the slightly smoked-tasting, baked texture of the fish,” Carlstrom said. – Marty Seeger with submitted information

Great Northern Outdoors Thursday Bass Fishing League

Angie Sobol, Frederic, earned bragging rights with a 43-inch, 20-pound tiger musky (R) she caught and released while fishing Chief Lake on the Chippewa Flowage. Sobol and husband, Joe, were fishing for pike when the fish hit a large sucker minnow. Sobol said she is now known as the queen of the musky killers at their campground. She also caught a 9-pound, 34inch pike the day before. – Photos submitted

Week Two 1. Adam Memmer, 5 lbs., 8 oz. 1. Al Briese, 5 lbs., 8 oz. 2. Troy Olson, 5 lbs., 4 oz. 3. Aaron Long, 3 lbs., 15 oz. 4. Rob Buchholz, 3 lbs., 1 oz. 5. Shawn Hutton, 2 lbs., 3 oz. 6. Bruce Dau, 1 lb., 11 oz. 7. Kirk Miller, 1 lb., 9 oz. 8. Jamie Magnuson, 1 lb., 4 oz. Week Three 1. Adam Memmer, 5 lbs., 12 oz. 2. Aaron Long, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 3. Al Briese, 3 lbs., 7 oz. 4. Troy Olson, 3 lbs., 6 oz. 5. Rob Buchholz, 3 lbs., 4 oz. 6. Tim Hutton, 3 lbs., 1 oz. 6. Kirk Miller, 3 lbs., 1 oz. 6. Marc Wiehl, 3 lbs., 1 oz. 7. Aaron Bistram, 1 lb., 13 oz. 8. Shawn Hutton, 1 lbs., 6 oz.

Week Four 1. Marc Wiehl, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 1. Bryan Cox, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 2. Rob Buchholz, 4 lbs. 3. Bruce Dau, 3 lbs., 13 oz. 4. Jamie Magnuson, 3 lbs., 6 oz. 5. Aaron Long, 2 lbs., 8 oz. 6. Al Briese, 2 lbs., 7 oz. 7. Micheal Clontz, 2 lbs., 1 oz. 8. Shawn Hutton, 1 lb., 11 oz. 9. Adam Memmer, 1 lb., 6 oz. 10. Dean Clontz, 1 lb. 5 oz. 11. Tim Huttton, 1 lb., 2 oz. 12. Vern Knauber, 9 oz. Standings 1. Adam Memmer, 16 lbs., 9 oz. 2. Rob Buchholz, 15 lbs., 14 oz. 3. Al Briese, 14 lbs., 8 oz. 4. Aaron Long, 11 lbs., 9 oz. 5. Shawn Hutton, 8 lbs., 12 oz.

6. Marc Wiehl, 8 lbs., 12 oz. 7. Troy Olson, 8 lbs., 1 oz. 8. Cory Meyer, 5 lbs., 14 oz. 9. Aaron Bistram, 5 lbs., 11 oz. 10. Bruce Dau, 5 lbs., 8 oz. 11. Adam Bistram, 4 lbs., 13 oz. 12. Tim Hutton, 4 lbs., 3 oz. 13. Bryan Cox, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 14. Jamie Magnuson, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 15. Kirk Miller, 4 lbs., 1 oz. 16. Dean Clontz, 3 lbs., 12 oz. 17. Micheal Clontz, 2 lbs., 1 oz. 18. Vern Knauber, 9 oz. 19. Ralph Britton 20. Kathy Erickson 21. Tony Peterson 22. Rebecca Hutton 23. Rick Hutton


Polk County circuit court

Burnett Co. Civil court Capital One Bank vs. Darryl J. Schumann, Webster, $3,055.45. Hilco Receivables LLC vs. James A. Chute, Grantsburg, $1,859.72. Spooner Health System vs. Laura M. Moose, Webster, $1,384.65. Burentt Medical Center vs. Curtis M. Olson, Grantsburg, $2,209.00. Burnett Medical Center vs. Mark E. Brenizer, Siren, $3,416.50.

Discover Bank vs. Carol A. Hester, Danbury, $2,994.50. Discover Bank vs. Teresa K. Rossow, Danbury, $1,604.12. HSBC Bank of Nevada vs. Gary D. Smith, Webster, $2,048.18. Oseetah Capitla LLC, vs. James P. Heilman Jr., Spooner, $5,161.72. Capital One Bank vs. Tammy L. Baxter, Siren, $1,413.83. Daniel A. Glockzin vs. Nick Carlson, Forest Lake, Minn., $2,756.00.

GARAGE SALE Fri., June 5, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., June 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Collectibles; books; dishes; furniture; Hallmark® ornaments; LPs/45-rpm records; lots & lots of stuff going cheap! 2296 180th Ave. St. Croix Falls 4 miles north on Hwy. 87, right on Cty. I, 2nd place on right. Watch for signs.

Steven J. Mooney, no town given, speeding, not guilty plea. Gregory H. Nelson, Spring Valley, speeding, not guilty plea. Michael J. Nixon, Mounds View, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Sondra R. Nyman, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. April K. Olsen, Amery, issuance of worthless checks, $282.50. Richard A. Ottinger, Lexington, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $160.80. Judi J. Parker, Luck, operating while under influence, $675.00, 6-month license suspension and order for assessment. Pepst Trucking Inc., Centuria, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $461.12. Shaun D. Peterson, Cushing, disorderly conduct with motor vehicle, $173.40. Ted A. Peterson, Luck, operating while revoked, $105.00. Pickard Trucking Inc., Amery, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $308.15. Eleanor A. Randels, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Raymond and Duane Jackson, Zumbrota, Minn., contract motor carrier violations, violate Class A hwy. weigh limits, contract motor carrier fail/license, interstate/intrastate driving requirements, not guilty pleas. Christopher J. Ritenour, West St. Paul, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Rivard Contracting Inc., East Bethel, Minn., violation of special weight limits, not guilty plea. Robb Hotzler and Becky Bowman, Mendota, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Janice E. Ross, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Joshua S. Scanlon, Amery, operating while suspended, $186.00; seat belt violation, $10.00.

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sat., June 6

8 a.m. - Noon

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Jeramy S. Schadow, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Shane R. Schmitt, Turtle Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Shannon L. Schuster, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Amanda J. Sears, Clayton, speeding, $186.00. William R. Seeman, Circle Pines, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Charles H. Sperr, Lindstrom, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jennifer J. Spicer, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jason L. Stephanie, St. Paul, Minn., interstate record of duty status, $257.00. Brenda Y. Thompson, Rice Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. James W. Tobin, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $160.80. John J. Warner, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bailey T. Wheeler, Balsam Lake, speeding, $160.80. Kristen L. Wulfing, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ethan A. Yeske, Turtle Lake, vehicle equipment violations, $233.80; nonregistration of vehicle, $249.00. Cole Peterson, no town given, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, speeding, not guilty pleas. Trent Parker, no town given, possession of paraphernalia, $249.00. Adam Spicer, no town given, no valid driver’s license, $186.00. Walter Jensen, no town given, speeding, $160.80.

Frederic & Siren

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Melissa J. Fultz, Centuria, speeding, $160.80. Tyler D. Funk, Luck, speeding, $160.80. David W. Gaetz, Tomah, operating while suspended, $186.00; failure to keep vehicle under control, $198.00. Aaron L. Galatovich, Siren, provide alcohol to underage person, $248.00. Carol L. Gassen, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $160.80. Gibson Transfer Inc., Montevideo, Minn., violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $965.12. Hannah J. Gilbertson, Schroeder, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Kyle E. Gjonnes, Siren, provide alcohol to underage person, $248.00. Byron J. Hartung, Amery, speeding, $160.80. Myron H. Haug, Pine City, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel L. Henning, Elkhorn, fireworks, $173.40. Sarah A. Hillstead, Clear Lake, issuance of worthless checks, $262.50. Brian M. Hole, Fridley, Minn., nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Raymond I. Holsten, Clayton, operating while revoked, $249.00; speeding, $186.00. Jerome E. Hoyt, Woodville, speeding, $160.80. Kevin P. Hurst, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Cary M. Jensen, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jerry Robinson, Hudson, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, not guilty plea. Rose M. Johnson, Cumberland, speeding, $186.00. Kenneth R. Leckle, Trego, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, not guilty plea. Megan D. Klemetsen, Littlefork, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Kelly C. Klingelhoets, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael R. Krenz, Osceola, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $160.80. Kerry Kuehn, Phoenix, Ariz., speeding, $186.00. Michael T. Kuhl, Clear Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Joel A. Kyrola, Barronett, speeding, $160.80. Arlyn J. Lee, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Donald A. Lee, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $186.00. Ronald J. Lemerond, Sherwood, speeding, $186.00. Aleah E. Lemieux, Luck, speeding, $160.80. Steven M. Marz, Clear Lake, issuance of worthless checks, $282.50. Kendra L. Maurer, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Amber R. Merrill, Luck, operating while revoked, $250.00. Thomas W. Monteith, Clear Lake, speeding, $343.50.

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guilty plea. Kevin D. Strenke, Luck, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. Lori G. Swanson, Lake Elmo, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Bailee R. Swenson, Luck, speeding, $160.80. Lesley M. Tomberlin, Hudson, speeding, $160.80. Terry D. Wagenius, Osceola, seat belt violation, $10.00. James F. Willette Jr., Coon Rapids, Minn., disorderly conduct, $249.00. Darren T. Wirtz, Clayton, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Andrew S. Zabel, Star Prairie, operating while suspended, $186.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Stacie L. Albertson, Oak Park Heights, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Larry D. Ames, Ellsworth, speeding, $211.20. Robert J. Appert, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Samantha J. Ashlin, Rice Lake, operate without valid license, not guilty plea. Jennifer M. Bailey, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Joshua D. Beauvais, Deer Park, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Ashley R. Benson, Turtle Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. John R. Benson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $280.50. Dakota C. Burgstaler, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Angela J. Cain, Cortlandt Mnr., N.Y., speeding, $160.80. Robert C. Carlson, Balsam Lake, speeding, $186.00. Jean L. Caron, Taylors Falls, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Harlan R. Christensen, South St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Paul T. Coghlan, Medina, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Monica A. Collins, Luck, disorderly conduct, $186.00. Claude Cournoyer, St. Jean Sur Richeliau, QC, speeding, $168.80. James A. Debruzzi, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Tammie M. Eineichner, Centuria, speeding, $160.80. Christine M. Erickson, Brooklyn Center, Minn., speeding, $160.80. John J. Fischer, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Doug L. Fisk, St. Croix Falls, violate Class A hwy. weight limits, $749.66. Kinzie L. Fleming, Turtle Lake, operating while suspended, $186.00. Anthony T. Folk, Grantsburg, speeding, $211.20. Andrea K. Franta, Grantsburg, speeding, $236.40.

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Scott T. Jerabek, New Richmond, speeding, not guilty plea. Thomas A. Johnson, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Justin W. Jonet, Milltown, improper passing of stopped school bus, $312.00. Karen M. Kaiser, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Brian J. Kelly, New Richmond, speeding, $160.80. Leon C. Kist, Frederic, operating while suspended, $186.00. Allen J. LaFaurie, Wyoming, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Anthony J. Larson, Centuria, speeding, $160.80. Daniel I. Livingston, Centuria, operating while suspended, $186.00. Adam S. Majeske, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. David J. Markie, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Hermann J. Meinen, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $186.00. Duane J. Meron, Scandia, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Danielle L. Mitchell, Centuria, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Chad W. Neifert, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jennifer L. Neuman, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael D. Nispel, Rice Lake, operating while suspended, $186.00. Megan O. Norlund, Balsam Lake, speeding, $211.20. Gregory A. Olson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80; auto following too closely, $186.00. Kenneth H. Olson, Andover, Minn., speeding, $236.40. Steven R. Olson, Barron, speeding, $160.80. April M. Peterson, Centuria, seat belt violation, $10.00. Danh L. Pham, Savage, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Lynelle M. Prichard, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. Mickey J. Raske, Amery, speeding, $160.80. Rodney D. Ray, Clear Lake, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, not guilty pleas. Jennifer A. Rizo, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Christina M. Rod, Bethel, Minn., speeding, $160.80. John D. Rusnak, Milltown, operating while suspended, $186.00. Jessica Sanchez-Mosay, Luck, operate without valid license, $186.00. Bryndan J. Schook, Amery, speeding, $160.80. Frederick J. Schramel, Frederic, burning without a permit, not guilty plea. Travis S. Schroeder, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Nicholas S. Siefert, Centuria, speeding, $186.00. Jamie A. Smith, no address given, disorderly conduct, $249.00. Robert S. Smith, Frederic, operate large vehicle after rev/susp. of registration, $160.80. John E. Soldner, Comstock, speeding, $236.40. Dale L. Spencer, Stone Lake, speeding, $186.00. Kimberly K. Springer, Milltown, speeding, $160.80. Suzanne R. Stanga, Shorewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Lance Stokes, Balsam Lake, placed a shed on property without obtaining proper permit, not

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Joseph W. Ailts, Deer Park, speeding, $186.00. Fletcher P. Aleckson, Amery, speeding, $160.80. Michelle K. Austad, Amery, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Randall H. Bazille, Centuria, speeding, $186.00. Ryan D. Beck, Onamia, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Nicholas D. Bengston, Luck, nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Dwight M. Berg, Milltown, speeding, $236.40. Travis L. Berg, Chippewa Falls, fishing without license, $188.20. Travis A. Binkley, Dresser, speeding, $186.00. Michael D. Birkenmayer, Somerset, speeding, $160.80. Dennis L. Bjorngield, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80; seat belt violation, $10.00. Greg K. Blakeborough, Amery, unreasonable and imprudent speeding, $198.60. John N. Bonsness III, Turtle Lake, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Duana P. Bremer, Amery, speeding, $160.80. Gregory M. Brennan, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Chelsea M. Brink, Arden Hills, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Dallas D. Brown, Taylor Falls, Minn., speeding, $160.80. John T. Bruzek, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Annmarie K. Campeau, Milltown, fail to stop for unloading school bus, not guilty plea. Ryan L. Christensen, Cushing, speeding, $160.80. Ming S. Chu, Lake Elmo, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Sage J. Clements, Bloomer, fish without license, $188.20. Joshua R. Cunnien, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jason W. Czech, Vadnais Heights, Minn., possess marijuana on state land, $249.00. Ruben DeLeon-Castorena, Deer Park, operate without valid license, $186.00. Charles P. Deller, Edina, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Arnold B. Dojan, Luck, operate motorcycle without valid license, not guilty plea. Tiffany M. Finch, Milltown, speeding, $160.80. Nathan L. Fleming, Bloomer, fish without license, $188.20. David M. Franzwa, Clayton, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Michael P. Garner, Circle Pines, Minn., speeding, $211.20; seat belt violation, $10.00. Lucas N. Gonzales, Osceola, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Mack L. Greer, Luck, operating while revoked, $186.00. William R. Hartzell, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Saed J. Hashi, Barron, speeding, $160.80. Kelly A. Hazledine, North Branch, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Ernest G. Hetke, Cornell, speeding, $160.80. Laura E. Hillyer, Lino Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Cassandra A. Hougdahl, Amery, speeding, $160.80. James A. Hoyme, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Christopher J. Hulleman, Roberts, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jenny M. Jasperson, Star Prairie, OWI; violation of child safety restraint requirements – 2 counts; seat belt violation; not guilty pleas.

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Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (153542)

Cynthia Graham, no date of birth given, White Bear Lake, Minn., warrant - failure to appear, May 28. Mark A. Lindblom, 49, Lake Elmo, Minn., arrest warrant complaint, May 27.


Monthly Board Meeting Thurs., June 11, 2009 7 p.m.

The next planning committee meeting will be held Mon., June 8, 7 p.m. West Sweden Town Hall 487255 41L Andrea Lundquist, Clerk


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Application for Retail Class A License to sell fermented wines. To the Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wis., the undersigned: Jeanette Larson Autumn Wines 1385 220th Avenue Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class A License to sell fermented wines from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated June 1, 2009 Virgil Hansen, Clerk Town of Milltown


The following has applied for Renewal combination Class B beer and liquor license from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis., with application now on file at the clerk’s office: Marc A. Porath The EdgeTown Tavern, Inc. 2087 State Road 35 Milltown, Wis. Application will be considered at the regular monthly town board meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Eureka Town Hall.

Agenda: Call to order; minutes and reports; old business updates. New business: Services for town, 5-year Road Repair Plan, reading of minutes, liquor, tobacco and bartender license, ordinance on issuing bartender licenses; citizen comment time. Correspondence; discussion items/ announcements. Sign vouchers to authorize payment. 487559 41L 31a Adjournment.

The following has applied for Class B Retailers Winery and Class B Malt Beverage license from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis., with application now on file at the clerk’s office: Laura M. Chamberlin, Agent Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard LLC 1998A State Road 87 St. Croix Falls, Wis. Application will be considered at the regular monthly town board meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Eureka Town Hall.

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(May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005R4, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD A. SCHROEDER; PEGGY SUE SCHROEDER, his wife; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; and STATE OF WISCONSIN, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-658 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE (Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404) By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of said Circuit Court in the above-entitled action which was entered on December 30, 2008, in the amount of $108,761.22, I shall expose for sale and sell at public auction in the Foyer of the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 1st day of July, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., the following described premises or so much thereof as may be sufficient as to raise the amount due to the plaintiff for principal, interest and costs, together with the disbursements of sale and solicitors’ fees, to-wit: Lot 28 of the Assessor’s Plat of the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, except the North 100 feet thereof. Tax Key No. 281-00985-0000 Terms Of Sale: 10% down, cash, money order or certified check. Balance due within ten days of confirmation of sale. This property is being sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. /s/Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Hersh Law Offices, LLC 10555 N. Port Washington Road Mequon, WI 53092 262-241-9339 State Bar No. 1016890 Velnetske The above property is located at 322 E. Louisiana Street, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Hersh Law offices, LLC, is a law firm representing a creditor in the collection of a debt owed to such creditor, and any such information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Shane D. Ciotta, Wood River, and Jessica D. Chell, Wood River, May 29.

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Application for Retailer’s Class “B” to sell fermented malt beverages only for consumption on premises or off premises as defined by law, pursuant to Section 125.25 and Section 125.51(2) of the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin and local ordinances to the Village Board of Webster, Burnett County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Emily’s Luncheon Merle Meyer and Marilyn Meyer 26632 Lakeland Avenue North Webster, WI 54893 Hereby applies for a Retailer’s Class “B” License to sell fermented malt beverages and wine from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010. Dated May 22, 2009 Patrice Bjorklund Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster

(May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005AB5 C/O COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. COLLIN J. BETTS, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 07 CV 739 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 9, 2008, in the amount of $160,798.98. the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4), Section Three (3), Township Thirty-two (32) North of Range Nineteen (19) West, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, Section 3-32-19; thence proceeding North along the centerline of Highway 35 as now laid out and traveled a distance of 652 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of said parcel, a distance of 265 feet to point of beginning; thence South parallel to the East line of said 40 acre parcel, a distance of 322 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of said 40 acre parcel, a distance 265 feet; thence North parallel to East line of said 40 acre parcel a distance of 322 feet; thence East to the point of beginning, Farmington Township in Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: A parcel of land in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4), Section Three (3), Township Thirtytwo (32) North of Range Nineteen (19) West, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of real estate described in Volume 202 of Deeds, page 270 in the office of the Register of Deeds for said County; thence North along the center of STH 35 at a distance of 322 feet; thence West parallel to the South line of said forty, 265 feet; thence South parallel to center of said STH 35 to the North line of the land described in Volume 202 Deeds, page 270 aforesaid; thence East parallel to the South line of said forty to the place of beginning; Farmington Township in Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 559 State Road 35, Osceola, WI 54020. TAX KEY NO.: 22-70-0. Dated this 14th day of May, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Deborah A. Blommer State Bar #1000749 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719

Christopher S. King, Trade Lake, and Felicia M. Jenderny, Trade Lake, May 26.

Burnett County warrants Jordan M. Rogers, 19, Webster, warrant - failure to appear, May 27. Cassie Schroenghamer, no date of birth given, White Bear Lake, Minn., warrant - failure to appear, May 28. Orval V. Simon, no date of birth given, Grantsburg, warrant failure to appear, may 26.

The June monthly town board meeting will be held on June 8, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the town hall.

Full agenda posted on June 5, 2009, at the town hall, town office and Crow Bar. For the town board 487253 41L 31a Lorraine Radke, Clerk


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that not more than 120 days from the date of publishing this notice, the undersigned owner of real property in the territory described below intends to circulate a petition in accordance with section 66.0227(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes for detachment of the following territory of the Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, and directly Annexed to the Town of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin, in accordance with sec. 66.0223 of the Wisconsin Statutes: The legal description of the territory proposed to be detached from the Village of Luck and annexed into the Town of Luck is Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 3136, Recorded in Volume 14, Page 158, as Document No. 600973, the same being located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section Twenty-seven (27), Township Thirty-six (36) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Polk County, Wisconsin. Tax ID. No. 146-00444-010. A true and correct copy of said Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3136 is attached hereto as Exhibit A, and is incorporated herein by reference and made part of this Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition for Detachment and Annexation. That the name and post office address of the person causing the Notice to be published is as follows: Michael L. Broten, 2573 140th Street, Luck, WI 54853. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2009. Michael Broten Deborah Broten This Document was drafted by: Daniel J. Tolan Tolan Legal Services P.O. Box 213, 121 Main Street, Luck, WI 54853 715-472-4002


Application for Retail “A” License for retail sale of malt beverages and intoxicating liquor for consumption off premises. To the Town Board of the Town of Lorain, Polk Co., Wis. The undersigned: Michael Welch Indian Creek Orchards 139 350th Ave. Frederic, WI 54837 Hereby make application for Retail “A” retail sale of malt beverages and intoxicating liquor for consumption off-premise license to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at 139 350th Ave., Frederic, Wis. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk Dated: May 26, 2009



Carla J. Mayer, town of Lincoln, and Anthony Harrington, city of St. Paul, Minn., May 29. Jennifer A. McCoy, city of Amery, and Brett D. Rud, city of Amery, May 29.

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Jessica R. Weiden, city of St. Croix Falls, and Anthony K. Konkler, city of St. Croix Falls, May 27. Kathleen A. Berger, town of McKinley, and Michael P. Haley, town of McKinley, May 27.

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The following has applied for Renewal combination Class B beer and liquor license from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis., with application now on file at the clerk’s office: Kevin M. Austad, Agent KJ’s Eureka Bar, Inc. 2396 210th Ave. St. Croix Falls, Wis. Application will be considered at the regular monthly town board meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Eureka Town Hall. 487565 41L 31a,d WNAXLP

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To: CHRISTOPHER JOHN HEINN You are hereby notified that a summons and complaint has been issued to recover possession of the following described goods and chattels, to wit: 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU, ID# 1G1ZS51F96F112392 of which I, the plaintiff am entitled to the possession, and which you have unjustly taken and unlawfully detain from me. NOW THEREFORE, unless you shall appear in the Circuit Court of Polk County, located in the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, State of Wisconsin, on June 15, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., before the calendar judge or any other judge of said court to whom the said action may be assigned for trial, judgment will be rendered against you for the delivery of said property to the plaintiff and for damages for the detention thereof and for costs. Dated at Milwaukee, Wis., this 28th day of May, 2009. GMAC LLC Plaintiff By: Phillip S. Caruso, Attorney State Bar #1016072 839 North Jefferson Street Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Tel.: 414-271-5400 487356 WNAXLP

(May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bremer Bank, National Association, P.O. Box 107, 104 Maple Street West, Amery, WI 54001 Plaintiff, vs. Lori L. Grey and Jeffrey P. Grey, her spouse individually and in his own right, 13015 Carlberg Road, Grantsburg, WI 54840, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Code No. 30404 Case No. 08-CV-800 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-entitled action on the 16th day of December, 2008, the undersigned sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Polk County Justice Center in Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 24th day of June, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. the real estate directed by said judgment to be sold, and therein described as follows: That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE 1/4 NE 1/4), of Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, lying South and East of State Trunk Highway #35 except the South 640 feet thereof, and except for that parcel described in document recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wis., Volume 390, Page 633 as Document No. 373956. Dated this 6th day of May, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff George W. Benson Attorney for Plaintiff Wis. State Bar No. 1012978 P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 484931 WNAXLP 715-349-5215

(May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, AS SERVICER FOR DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF GSAMP TRUST 2005-SD1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-SD1 Plaintiff, vs. ALISTAIR MCLAREN WILSON, et al Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 732 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 18, 2008, in the amount of $272,157.25, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 30, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 and the Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, Section 25, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, described as follows: Commencing at a point 165 feet West of the Northwest corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; thence directly South parallel to the West line of said Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 25, 743 feet; thence directly East; 415 feet; thence directly North 500 feet; thence directly West, 205 feet; thence directly North 243 feet, more or less, to the North line of Northwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; thence West to the point of beginning, Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2448 20th Ave., Osceola, WI 54020. TAX KEY NO.: 022-00594-0000. Dated this 5th day of May, 2009. /s/ Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (152509)

POLK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments, Balsam Lake

Agenda: I. Call to Order. II. Minutes. III. Financial Reports. IV. Operations Report. V. Unfinished Business: A. CDBG. VI. New 487313 41L Business: Long-Term Improvements. VII. Adjourn


Application for Class B Retail License to sell Fermented Malt Beverages and intoxicating liquors. To the town board of the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Yellow River Saloon & Eatery, LLC Stephen Yantes, Agent 27043 State Highway 35 Webster, WI 54893 Hereby makes application for Class B Retail License to sell Fermented Malt Beverages and intoxicating liquors to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at: 27043 State Highway 35 Webster, WI 54893 Dated: June 3, 2009 Suzanna M. Eytcheson Meenon Town Clerk 487596 41L 31a WNAXLP


Application for Retailer’s Class “A” and “Class A” license to sell fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquor only for consumption away from the premises as defined by law, pursuant to Section 125.25 and Section 125.51(2) of the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin and local ordinances to the Village Board of Webster, Burnett County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Wayne’s Star of the North Market Inc. dba Wayne’s Foods Plus Wayne M. King, Christa King, Chanda Elliott, Richard A. Estridge 26363 Lakeland Avenue South Webster, WI 54893 Wild Bill’s Sporting Goods and Spirits, Inc. Michael W. & Julie M. Remund 26798 Lakeland Ave. N. Webster, WI 54893 Stop-A-Sec Inc. dba Holiday StationStore Edward M. Seck, Jody K. Seck 26354 Lakeland Avenue South Webster, WI 54893 Connor’s Service Station Paul W. Connor 26548 Lakeland Avenue North Webster, WI 54893 Hereby applies for a Retailer’s Class “A” or “Class A” License to sell fermented malt beverages and/or intoxicating liquor from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010. Dated May 22, 2009 Patrice Bjorklund Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster

The Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Held Tues., June 9, 2009, At Town Of Daniels Hall At 7:30 p.m.

Agenda: Minutes of clerk & treasurer; accept liquor license application; pay bills and any other business properly brought before the board. Ellen M. Ellis, Clerk 487657 41L


Application for retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages. To the town board, Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Cynthia Ann Beales Ambelang Lewis Hideaway 7708 W. Main Siren, Wisconsin 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B license to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at 3474 115th St., Lewis, Polk County, Wisconsin. Premises described as old schoolhouse with two storage rooms and basement. Dated June 1, 2009 Betty Knutson Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls


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(May 20, 27, June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Thomas G. Sadlicki, Trustee of the Thomas G. and Katalie Sadlicki Trust dated January 29, 2003, 10091 W. Campfire Hayward, WI 54843 Plaintiff, vs. Harold Dojan a/k/a Herald Dojan 2323 180th Street Luck, WI 54853 and Arnold Dojan a/k/a/ Arnie Dojan 2323 180th Street Luck, WI 54853 and State of Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development 201 E. Washington Avenue P.O. Box 7946 Madison, WI 53702 and Wisconsin Department of Revenue P.O. Box 8933 2135 Rimrock Road Madison, WI 53708 and The RiverBank 2191 U.S. Highway 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 and Great Seneca Financial Corporation P.O. Box 1651 700 King Farm Road Suite 503 Rockville, MD 20850 Defendants SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION Case No. 09-CV-331 Code No. 30405 The State of Wisconsin, To Said Defendants You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon George W. Benson, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 370, Siren, WI 54872, a demand for a copy of the complaint; an answer to the complaint which is served upon you; Within 40 days after May 20, 2009, exclusive of such date, if no such personal or substituted personal service has been made, and service is made by publication. That in case of your failure to serve an answer or demand for a copy of the complaint within the time fixed, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint. In addition, to serving an answer or demand for a copy of the complaint upon plaintiff’s attorney, the same document must be filed with the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court for Polk County, P.O. Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Dated this 15th day of May, 2009. George W. Benson Plaintiff’s Attorney Wis. State Bar No. 1012978 P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 486107 WNAXLP 715-349-5215


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Public Invited 715-653-4247 For Information

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Monthly Board Meeting Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall

Application for Retailer’s Class “B” and Class “C” to sell fermented malt beverages and wine only for consumption on premises or off premises as defined by law, pursuant to Section 125.25 and Section 125.51(2) of the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin and local ordinances to the Village Board of Webster, Burnett County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Café Moonglow LLC Laurie Ament 7243 Main Street East Webster, WI 54893 Hereby applies for a Retailer’s Class “B” and Class “C” License to sell fermented malt beverages and wine from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010. Dated May 22, 2009 Patrice Bjorklund Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster 487256 41L 31a


Application for retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages. To the town board, Town of Clam Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. The undersigned: Patricia Fredericks, Agent Sundown Saloon, Inc. 3508A Highway 35 Lewis, Wisconsin 54837 Hereby makes application for Class B license to sell intoxicating liquors and malt beverages to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at 3508 Highway 35, Lewis, Polk County, Wisconsin. Premises described as cedar building and pavilion. Dated June 1, 2009 Betty Knutson Town Clerk Town of Clam Falls


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Notices / Employment Monthly Comprehensive Planning Meeting Tues., June 9 7 p.m.

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(May 20, 27, June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY In the matter of the name change of: Ashton James Brown By: (Petitioner) Katrina Delaine Heier Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 09-CV-131 NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT: A petition has been filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Ashton James Brown. To: Ashton James Heier. IT IS ORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Burnett County, State of Wisconsin: Judge’s Name: Hon. Kenneth L. Kutz. Place: Burnett County Circuit Court, 7410 County Road K #115, Siren, WI 54872, Room 220. Date: June 12, 2009. Time: 9:45 a.m. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability, in order to participate in the court process, please call: 715-349-2147 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. BY THE COURT: Hon. Kenneth R. Kutz Circuit Court Judge 486360 April 28, 2009 WNAXLP

Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Linda LeMere, Agent Five Flags Golf, LLC 1855 145th Street Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated June 1, 2009 Virgil Hansen, Clerk Town of Milltown 487607 41L

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The following has applied for Renewal combination Class B beer and liquor license from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wis., with application now on file at the clerk’s office: Little Swede’s Wolf Creek Bar LLC Shawn D. Johnson 2387 River Road St. Croix Falls, Wis. Application will be considered at the regular monthly town board meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Eureka Town Hall.

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(June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY WESTconsin Credit Union 444 S. Broadway P.O. Box 160 Menomonie, WI 54751 Plaintiff(s) Vs. Tamara J. Eley 507 5th Street P.O. Box 116 Luck, WI 54853 Defendant(s) Small Claims Publication Summons and Notice Case No. 09 SC 466 Publication Summons and Notice of Filing TO THE PERSON(S) NAMED ABOVE AS DEFENDANT(S): Your are being sued by the person(s) named above as Plaintiff(s). A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. The lawsuit will be heard in the following Small Claims Court: Polk County Courthouse Clerk of Court: 715-485-9205 1005 W. Main Street P.O. Box 549 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 on the following date and time: Date: 6/22/09 Time: 1:30 p.m. If you do not attend the hearing, the court may enter a judgment against you in favor of the person(s) suing you. A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in he future, and may also be enforced by garnishment of seizure of property. You may have the option to Answer without appearing in court on the court date by filing a written Answer with the clerk of court before the court date. You must send a copy of your Answer to the Plaintiff(s) named above at their address. You may contact the clerk of court at the telephone number above to determine if there are other methods to answer a Small Claims complaint in that county. If you need help in this matter because of a disability, please call 715-485-9205. LeAnn Kadinger, Plaintiff/ Attorney 800-924-0022 May 21, 2009 487605 WNAXLP



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The Frederic School District is taking applications for one summer cleaning custodian. This is a 9-week position, working 20 hours per week. Deadline for application is June 10, 2009. Send letter of application, resume and credentials to: Warren Peterson Frederic School District 1437 Clam Falls Drive Frederic, WI 54837 Telephone: 715-327-5630, Fax: 715-327-5609 The Frederic School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Our new Surgical Center offers state-of-the-art patient care and services. The Surgery Care Manager plays a key role in providing the best care possible to all of our surgical patients! This job: - coordinates patient education - performs preoperative assessment - coordinates patient surgical care, and - provides nursing care with the Short-Stay Surgery unit. Requirements include: * Med./Surg. experience * Excellent customer services skills * Valid Wisconsin RN or LPN license * Strong computer and organizational skills

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Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: James Glasspoole, Agent JJ’s Club 35, LLC 2378A State Road 35 Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated June 1, 2009 Virgil Hansen, Clerk Town of Milltown

(May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, National Association, as purchaser of the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN J. NEIL and JANE DOE unknown spouse of Stephen J. Neil and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE unknown tenants; and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; and STATE OF WISCONSIN, Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-833 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 29, 2009, in the amount of $246,336.21, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 30, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot Thirteen (13), Block Two (2), Plat of Eagle Ridge, said plat located in the East One-half of the Southeast Quarter (E 1/2 SE 1/4), Section Twenty-nine (29) and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4), Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Thirty-three (33) North of Range Eighteen (18) West; Town of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2211 73rd Ave., Town of Osceola. TAX KEY NO.: 042-01317-1300.

(May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. CAROLE A. RETANA and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the Rural Housing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, and WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION Defendants. Case No. 08 CV 614 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on December 23, 2008, in the amount of $30,067.48, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on: Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: That part of Government Lot Two (2), Section Nineteen (19), Township Thirty-two (32) North, Range Fifteen (15) West, Village of Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at a point 216 feet Southeasterly from the Northeast corner of Lot Six (6), Block Sixteen (16) in a Southeasterly direction parallel with Graves Street in the Village of Clear Lake; thence Southeasterly on a line with the Southerly line of Graves Street a distance of 75 feet; thence Southwesterly on a line parallel with the Easterly line of said Block Sixteen (16) a distance of 150 feet; thence in a Northwesterly direction on a line parallel to the Southerly line of Graves Street a distance of 75 feet; thence in a Northeasterly direction a distance of 150 feet to the point of beginning, being a portion of Outlot Eighty-nine (89), (previously recorded as Outlot 86), Village of Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, according to the official plat on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 113-00312-0000 Street Address: 150 Third Avenue, Clear Lake, WI 54005. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 24th day of April, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson / #1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787 484467 WNAXLP

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

Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

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Application for Retail Class B license to sell intoxicated liquors and malt beverages to the Town Board, Town of Siren, Burnett County, Wis., the undersigned: Robert Dixon Last Call Bar-N-Grill 7011 State Road 70 Siren, WI 54872 Hereby makes application for Class B malt beverages and intoxicating liquor. License to be used from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, at the place of business located at: 7011 Hwy. 70 East Section 4 Township of Siren Dated May 25, 2009 Mary Hunter, Clerk Town of Siren


Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages. To the Town Board, Town of Sterling, Polk County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Donald M. Potting Gregory A. Potting The Dugout Bar and Grill 2491 240th Street Cushing, WI 54006 Polk County, Wisconsin Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated June 1, 2009 Julie Peterson, Clerk Town of Sterling 487612 41L

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(May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ANDREW J. YOUNGMAN and TANYA L. YOUNGMAN, husband and wife; and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants; and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-764 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 12, 2008, in the amount of $219,092.39, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 30, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The East half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4), Section Four (4), Township Thirty-Six (36) North, Range Eighteen (18) West; and that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SW 1/4 of NW 1/4), Section Three (3), Township Thirty-Six (36) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of Laketown, described as follows: Commencing 37 rods North from the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter, Section 3, running North on the Section line between Sections 3 and 4, 34 rods; thence S30 deg. E. 9 rods; thence S. 3 deg. W., 26 rods to point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2107 295th Ave., Town of Laketown. TAX KEY NO.: 030-00080-1000 and 030-00055-0000. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.




Application for Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages. To the Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Carl Holmgren, Agent United VFW Post 6856 1503 200th Avenue Milltown, WI 54858 Hereby applies for a Retail Class B License to sell intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dated June 1, 2009 Virgil Hansen, Clerk Town of Milltown



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(May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY NORTHVIEW BANK, f/k/a FIRST STATE BANK OF FINLAYSON 2203 Finland Avenue P.O. Box 257 Finlayson, Minnesota 55735 Plaintiff vs. JEREMY R. COVEAU, a/k/a JEREMY COVEAU 6537 Griff Lane Danbury, Wisconsin 54830 JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, Defendants Court File No. 08-CV-28-0 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment dated March 16, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 2nd day of July, 2009, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises located in Polk County, Wisconsin, directed by said Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment and Judgment, to be sold, and described as follows: Lots 12, 13 and 14, Block 4, first Addition to the Village of Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin. Terms of Sale: Cash or 10% of amount bid by certified check with the balance to be paid upon confirmation of sale. Sale subject to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, actually paid by the mortgagee, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. Dated: May 6, 2009 Timothy Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. 485241

(June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First State Bank and Trust, Plaintiff, Vs. David M. Nemeth and LoAnne K. Nemeth, Defendants. Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 08 CV 395 Hon. Robert H. Rasmussen PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 14th day of January, 2009, the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: July 16, 2009, at 10 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: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2465 recorded in Vol. 11 of Certified Survey Maps, pg. 173, Doc. No. 568668, located in the SW1/4 of SE1/4 Sec. 31-3218, Polk County, Wisconsin. (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is 2341 County Line Avenue, New Richmond, WI). Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Stein & Moore, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 332 Minnesota St., Ste. W-1650 St. Paul, MN 55101 487613 WNAXLP 651-224-9683



On June 17, 2009, the Polk County Land Information Committee will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the Polk County Government Center at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The Committee will consider amendments to the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance. (Please note formatting: Strikeouts are omissions, italics are additions.) Article 6.A. (Shoreland Zoning District Boundaries) 3. Residence District 4. Agricultural District 5. Exclusive Agricultural District 6. Conservancy District 7. Restricted Commercial District 8. Commercial District 9. Industrial District 10. Industrial District Restricted 11. Recreational District 12. Forestry District See Comprehensive ordinances for allowable uses, special exceptions and lot standards for Districts 3 through 12. Article 8.A. (General Purpose District - Designation) This district includes all shorelands subject to regulations under Article 5, which are not designated as wetland areas on the shoreland zoning maps in Article 6 and not previously mapped under Article 6.A. 3 through Article 6.A. 12. Article 8.D. (Special Exceptions) 8. Nonmetallic mining. The extracting of the material consisting of, but not limited to, stone, clay, peat and topsoil. 9. Industrial Use Article 8.E. (Prohibited Uses) Any use not specifically enumerated in Article C and D above is prohibited. Article 17.D.1. (Special Exception Permit - Application) Application for a Special Exception Permit - Any use listed as a special exception in this ordinance shall be permitted only after an application has been submitted and an appropriate application fee paid to the Zoning Administrator and a special exception permit has been granted by the Zoning Committee. Special exception approval for Districts as listed in Article 6.A. 2 through 6.A. 12. (Excludes ShorelandWetland District) shall be consistent with the general purpose and intent of each districts provisions and shall be based upon such evidence as may be presented at such public hearing tending to show the desirability or undesirability of specific proposed locations for the proposed use from the standpoint of the public interest because of such factors as (without limitation because of enumeration) smoke, dust, noxious and toxic gases and odors, noise, vibrations from operation of heavy equipment, heavy vehicular traffic and increased traffic. 487588 41-42L 31a,d WNAXLP


Open book for the Town of Apple River will be Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 2 - 4 p.m. Board of Review for the Town of Apple River will be Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 4 - 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Town of Apple River Town Hall located at 1612 U.S. Hwy. 8, Range, Wis. (Next to the fire station) 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 for the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of 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 provide to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject ofd the persons objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expense, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The Town of Apple River has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expense that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemption for persons using information i 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 Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Stats. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted by Tom Sykes 487160 30d 41L Clerk, town of Apple River WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Trade Lake will reconvene on Thursday. June 11, 2009, in the Town Hall, Trade Lake, Wisconsin, from 6 to 7 p.m. 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 meeting of 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 48hour 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 failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and 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 shall appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board of Review by telephone or subject an objection to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Trade Lake has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using 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 determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 1935 (1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Submitted by, Town of Trade Lake 487484 41-42L 31a Deborah L. Christian, Clerk

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS Polk County, Wisconsin PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF HEARING June 10, 2009 The Town of St. Croix Falls Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the Town Hall at 1305 200th Street & U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. At that time the applicant will inform the Commission of their request. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 6 P.M. WHEN THE COMMISSION CONVENES AT THE TOWN HALL.) Written evidence, testimony or comments, if any, must be delivered in person or by mail to the Town Hall. Robert Hughes requests a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for transient lodging in the Residential District. The property address is 1338 Hungerford Point, St. Croix Falls, Wis. The property is located in Section 25; the parcel number is 044-010810000. Jim Alt, Zoning Administrator 487489 41-42L WNAXLP

West Cap, a community action agency in West Central Wisconsin which operates a weatherization program under contracts with the State of Wisconsin, is seeking bidders to supply a wide range of products and services for the upcoming year for use in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. The products/services we will be seeking during the next year include, but are not limited to: the supply and installation of gas and electric water heaters, the supply and installation of gas and oil-fired residential and mobile home furnaces, and gas and oil-fired boilers, suppliers for windows and doors, insulation of all types, misc. hardware, lumber, compact fluorescent lights, ventilation equipment, sheet metal and ducts, safety supplies, insulation installing contractors and fuel. We especially encourage minority-owned, femaleowned and small businesses to bid on these materials, but all bidders are welcomed. Contracts are awarded at various times throughout the year for various products and services. For details or to be included on the bidders list please contact West Cap Home Works Dept., Attention Ken Peterson, P.O. Box 308, Glenwood City, WI 54013. Phone 715-265-4271, ext. 325. 486037 39-41L (April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CapFinancial Properties CV2, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Donald D. Smith, Evelyn K. Smith, Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. f/k/a Green Tree Financial Servicing Corporation, Household Finance Corporation, Capital One Bank, Elite Recovery Services, Department of Workforce Development, ABC Partnership, XYZ Corporation, John Doe and Mary Roe, Defendants. Case No.: 08-CV-615 Case Code: 30404 (Foreclosure of Mortgage) The amount claimed exeeds $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 23, 2008, in the amount of Fiftyone Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-eight and 24/100 Dollars ($51,888.24), the Sheriff of Polk County will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE & TIME: June 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Entrance of Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section Six (6), Township Thirty-five (35) North, Range

Eighteen (18) West, described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of parcel described in Volume 392 Records, page 262, Document No. 375027; thence following said East line North 1°50’27” West 2,087.97 feet; thence North 89°08’33” East 418.72 feet; thence South 1°50’27” East to the Southwest corner of parcel G of Certified Survey Map No. 795, recorded in Volume 4 of Certified Survey Maps, page 40, Document No. 404768; thence South 82°57’35” East to the Westerly line of 66-foot roadway easement (the Easterly line of said roadway easement being described in Volume 467 Records, page 494, Document No. 426682); thence Southerly following the Westerly line of said roadway easement to a point that is 500 feet North of the South section line; which is the point of beginning; thence West 990 feet; thence South 500 feet to Section line, thence East along section line to a point which is located on the Westerly line of said roadway easement, Southerly of the point of beginning, thence Northerly to the point of beginning, except highway right of way, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2331 230th Avenue, Cushing, Wisconsin 54028. Dated: April 23, 2009. SEVERSON, SHELDON, DOUGHERTY & MOLENDA, P.A. By: Brian J. Wisdorf, I.D. #1065688 Loren M. Solfest, I.D. #1036610 Attorneys for Plaintiff 7300 West 147th Street Suite 600 Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-3136


TOWN of ST. CROIX FALLS POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN REQUEST FOR BIDS- 2009 ROAD WORK Notice is hereby given that the Town of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin, is accepting bids for road work for the 2009 road maintenance season as follows: 1. Chip seal approximately 4 miles in various locations. 2. Wedge approximately 1.25 miles in three locations. 3. Spray path/Fiber seal approximately 4 miles in four locations. For specific details of the above projects, contact Steve Jacobs, Public Works, or Janet Krueger, Town Clerk, Town of St. Croix Falls, at 715-483-1851. Bids to be considered must be received by the Town at 1305 200th Street prior to noon on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at noon. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any, any part of, and/or all bids and to waive irregularities and information therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the Town of St. Croix Falls. Notice is further given that the Town Board is authorized to enter into public contracts as defined under Wis.Stats. 60.47(1) with an estimated cost of more than $5,000 but less than $25,000, to be executed by the Town Board on or after June 9, 2009, for the following items: 486914 40-41L WNAXLP 1. Crack seal approximately 9 miles in various locations. Any person interested in the proposed public contract to be executed shall contact the Public Works employee or Town Clerk at 1305 200th Street or by phone at 715-483-1851.




The Town of Laketown is requesting bids for the following projects: 1. One mile of 210th Street from 260th Ave. to 270th Ave. for both: a. Grinding and paving 21’ wide x 2-1/2” thick; and b. Overlay 20’ wide by 1-1/2” thick. 2. One mile of 288th Ave. from 230th Street to 240th Street for both: a. Grinding and paving 20’ wide by 2-1/2” thick; and b. Overlay 19’ wide by 1-1/2” thick. 3. One mile 195th Street from 250th Ave. to 260th Ave, chipseal. a. Pearock b. Traprock 4. Crack seal one mile 270th Ave. from 230th Street to 240th Street. 5. Crack seal one and a half miles of 230th Street from 270th Ave. to 285th Ave. Sealed bids can be sent to Dan King, 2773 185th Street, Luck, WI 54853 and should be marked “road bids.” Bids are to be received no later than June 20. All bids will be opened and reviewed June 23 at regular board meeting. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For questions about projects call Merle Larson at the Town Shop at 648-5557. Patsy Gustafson, Town Clerk 487556 41L WNAXLP

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


The Siren Sanitary District meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting, the Town of Siren will hold a Board Meeting at approximately 7 p.m. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk 715-349-5119 486482 40-41L


480 E. James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 Notification of Employment Opportunity Grantsburg Elementary School & Nelson Primary Date: May 27, 2009 Title of Position: AmeriCorps Volunteer Member 100% Time Responsibilities: Tutoring students grades K - 3 Recruit and manage volunteers for tutoring and service-learning activities Coordinate service-learning projects. Hours: 1,700 hours during the 2009 - 10 school year. Rate of Pay: AmeriCorps members are paid through the Department of Public Instruction at the rate of $542.86 biweekly. Upon successful completion of service, the full-time member will also receive an education award of $2,362.50 which can be used for tuition at a qualified institution of higher learning or to pay off qualified student loans. Basic single health insurance is available. Requirements: H.S. Diploma is required, additional education is preferable. Experience working with children is preferred. Closing date for applications is June 5, 2009. Contact for this position is Katie Coppenbarger, Elementary Principal. 487124 41L


The regular meeting of the Village Board was held on April 13, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. President Knuf called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Present: Brad Harlander, Kerry Brendel, Maria Ammend, John Boyer, William Johnson IV, Jamie Worthington and Phil Knuf. President Knuf announced that a closed session will follow the regular meeting, per Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(e), “Deliberating or negotiating the purchase of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business.” And per 19.85(1)(c), “Compensation and Evaluation. Consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee subject to the jurisdiction or authority of governing body.” Minutes: Motion by Brendel, seconded by Johnson to approve the March 9 minutes. Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Johnson, seconded by Boyer to approve the March Treasurer’s Report. Starwire Technologies Contract Approval: Johnson made the motion to approve the Starwire contract, seconded by Worthington and motion carried. Feed Mill Demolition - Bid Approval: Motion by Harlander, seconded by Johnson to award bid for the demolition of the Feed Mill to Friberg Sales. Roll Call: Harlander-Yes; BrendelYes; Ammend-Yes; Boyer-Yes; Johnson-Yes; Worthington-Yes and Knuf-No. Committee and Department Head Reports: Public Works - Ken Hackett was present and stated that the crew will be burning around the lake once it rains. Hackett reminded members that spring cleanup week is May 11-15. Park Board - William Johnson IV reported that they met last Friday and reviewed budget. The Park Board will be creating a new park brochure; the big fishing dock was repaired by Gus Neuman as an Eagle Scout Project; DNR forester will be at next park meeting to talk about a forest management project on the east side of the lake. Historical Society will be getting a new sign for the Depot. Law Enforcement - RJ Severude presented the Combined Summary report for March. Severude stated they are progressing forward and getting ready for spring. A Community Watch meeting will be held tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the senior center. Village Administrator - Dave Wondra announced that the Fire Association received a grant for $150,000 to replace air packs and radios. The audit is complete and went even better than last year, should see final numbers by end of May or June. TIFD district fund balance as of 12/31/08 is around $244,000. Planning Commission will be discussing future projects in the TIFD. Division 8 met with Wondra, they are looking to purchase the old Northern Image building, will bring 30-40 jobs to area. Annexation of White property planning recommends it is zoned I2. Wondra stated he met with the school to discuss joint ownership of the pool. Harlander recommends pool ownership discussion be put on next month’s agenda. The Village of Frederic is ranked 10th out of 470 for Stimulus funding. Recognition of Visitors: Resident stated that sidewalks are in poor condition and impossible to get around in a wheelchair. RaeAnn Allen from Northland Ambulance (Luck/Frederic) was present to discuss appreciation banquet that was held in March. Ken Hackett, Roger Miller and Todd Miller were recognized for 30 years of service. Convene to Closed Session, per WI STAT 19.85(1)(e) & 19.85(a)(c): Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brendel, all in favor and motion carried. Reconvene to Open Session: Harlander made the motion to adopt Shell Lake organizational chart as presented to the Board and to reactivate the Personnel Committee at the May Organizational meeting. Seconded by Worthington all in favor and motion carried. Motion by Brendel to sell Keith Raska Sewer Service, the old sewer plant lot for $1 providing he builds as described in letter dated March 13 and pays all legal fees. Seconded by Boyer and motion carried. Adjourn: Ammend made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Worthington and motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Kristi Swanson, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk 487360 41L

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The June meeting of the Village Board of Siren will be held Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall. Agenda posted. Ann Peterson 487244 Clerk-Treasurer 41L



Monthly Board Meeting Monday, June 8, 2009 At 7 p.m. Kristi Swanson 487242 Deputy Clerk 41L

VILLAGE OF FREDERIC - APPLICATIONS FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSES JULY 1, 2009 - JUNE 30, 2010 Notice is hereby given that the following have applied for alcohol beverage licenses: SSG CORPORATION, 512 Second St., Hudson, WI 54016 CLASS “A” Beer, at SSG HOLIDAY, 410 Wisconsin Ave. S. (AGENT: KATHY MEANS.) ELIASCO, INC., 1605 E. Cuff Rd. #302, Burnsville, MN 55337 - CLASS “A” Beer, at FREDERIC STOP, 215 Wisconsin Ave. N. (AGENT: DAN JONES.) LEIBKE TRANSMISSION, INC., 2150 140th St. N., Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS “A” Beer, CLASS “A” Liquor, at FREDERIC LIQUOR STORE, 209 Wisconsin Ave. N. (AGENT: JOHN H. BRICKMAN.) FREDERIC D&H, INC., 21952 Spirit Access Rd., Frederic, WI 54873 - CLASS “A” Beer, CLASS “A” Liquor, at FREDERIC GROCERY, 120 Oak. St. W. (AGENT: DAVID JOHNSON.) LARSON-ANDERSON INC., P.O. Box 363, Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS “B” Beer, at BEAN’S COUNTRY GRIDDLE, 101 Oat St. W. (AGENT: STEVE ANDERSON.) D&M KOEPP, INC., P.O. Box 582, Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS “B” Beer; CLASS “B” Liquor, at SKOL BAR, 135 Oak St. W. (AGENT: PAULA DOMAGALA.) DALE & JEANNE’S INC., P.O. Box 545, Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS “B” Beer; CLASS “B” Liquor, at PIONEER BAR, 119 Oak St. W (AGENT: TRACI DESJARDINS.) FREDERIC GOLF COURSE, 905 Wisconsin Ave. S., Frederic, WI 54837 - CLASS “B” Beer;, CLASS “B” Liquor, at FREDERIC GOLF COURSE, 905 Wisconsin Ave. S. (AGENT: JOAN SPENCER.) HACKER’S LANES INC., P.O. Box 45, Frederic, WI 54837 CLASS “B” Beer; CLASS “B” Liquor, at HACKER’S LANES, 413 Wisconsin Ave. S. (AGENT: SANDRA HACKER.) These applications will be considered for approval at the regular Village Board meeting to be held June 8, 2009. Kristi Swanson Village Treasurer/Deputy Clerk 487378 41L WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that Open Book for the Town of Laketown, will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, from 4 6 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center. Pursuant to Sec. 70.45, Wis. Statutes, the assessment roll for the 2010 assessment year will be open for examination. At the open book session the property owner has the opportunity to meet with the assessor, ask questions of the assessor and look over their property assessments.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Laketown, will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection of appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office by the 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 Wisconsin Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.

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Respectfully submitted, Patsy Gustafson Clerk - Town of Laketown

The next meeting of the Meenon Town Board will be held on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Meenon Town Hall. Agenda to include: Clerk’s report; treasurer’s report; road report; chairman’s report; community use of Town Hall; consideration of purchasing a truck wing; road boaring ordinance; discussion on bartender licensing. Agenda will be posted at the Town Hall. Respectfully Submitted, Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Meenon Town Clerk 487590 41L 31a VILLAGE OF FREDERIC SPECIAL VILLAGE BOARD MEETING PROCEEDINGS

A Special Meeting of the Village Board was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. President Knuf called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present: Maria Ammend, John Boyer, William Johnson IV, Jamie Worthington and Phil Knuf. Brad Harlander and Kerry Brendel recorded as absent. Discussion of Feed Mill Bids: Dave Wondra presented three documents to members of the Board. #1 Letter from MSA dated April 16, 2009 - Notice of Award to Friberg Sales. #2. Email from MSA project manager Kristi DuBois dated April 30, 2009 - Update of the progress of Mr. Friberg and submittal of the contracts and attachments. #3. Insurance documents review from MSA dated May 4, 2009, stating that Friberg is not in compliance with contract terms. Wondra discussed with the Board that they had three options to consider. They may wave the insurance requirements in the contract, extend the deadline 15 days, or award the bid to the next lowest bidder. Motion by Johnson to rescind the previous action to grant the notice of award for demolition of the feed mill project to Friberg Sales due to the insurance evaluation report dated May 4 from MSA stating insurance qualification conditions were not met. Motion was seconded by Boyer. Roll call: Ammend-yes; Boyer-yes; Johnson-yes; Worthington-yes and Knuf-yes. Motion by Ammend to accept next lowest bidder - Team Earthworks per MSA’s recommendation, seconded by Worthington. Roll call: Ammend-Yes; Boyer-Yes; Johnson-Yes; Worthington-Yes and Knuf-Yes. Adjourn: Johnson made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Worthington and motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. 487361 41L Kristi Swanson, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk (May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BURNETT COUNTY EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. FRANK R. FLEISCHHACHER and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Frank R. Fleischhacher; and PATRICIA A. OMUNDSON and JOHN DOE, unknown spouse of Patricia A. Omundson a/k/a Patricia A. Osmundson; and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants; and BURNETT DAIRY COOPERATIVE; and LARRY’S L.P., INC., Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-296 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 Code No. 30405 Other Real Estate AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 18, 2008, in the amount of $85,343.17, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 9, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Burnett County Government Center, located at 7410 County Road K, Siren, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 Of Certified Survey Map Survey Map No. 3312, Volume 16, Pages 58 And 59, A Part Of The Northwest 1/4, Southeast 1/4 Of Section 17, Township 39 North, Range 15 West, Burnett County, Wisconsin; Together With A Nonexclusive Easement For Ingress And Egress Over And Across The Following Described Parcels Of Land: Parcel 1) A Parcel Of Land Located In The South-

west 1/4, Northeast 1/4, Of Section 17, Township 39 North, Range 15 West, Town Of Sand Lake, County Of Burnett, State Of Wisconsin And More Particularly Described As Follows: Commencing At The Southwest Corner Of The Southwest 1/4, Northeast 1/4 Of Section 17; Thence South 89° 29’ 16” East 910.44 Feet Along The South Line Of The Southwest 1/4, Northeast 1/4 To The Point Of Beginning; Thence Continuing South 89° 27’ 16” East 24.11 Feet Along Said South Line; Thence North 33° 23’ 14” West 33.45 Feet To A Point On The Southerly Right-Of-Way Line Of Whistler Road; Thence Southwesterly Along Said Right-Of-Way Line 20.07 Feet On The Arc Of A Circle Concave To The Northwest Whose Radius Is 199.75 Feet The Chord Of Said Arc Bearing South 61° 07’ 53” West 20.06 Feet; Thence South 33° 23’ 14” East 21.57 Feet To The Point Of Beginning; Parcel 2) Beginning At The Easternmost Point Of Lot 1 Of Certified Survey Map No. 3312, Volume 16, Page 58 And 59; Thence North 55° 26’ 24” West 10 Feet To A Point; Thence North 33° 23’ 14” West To The North Line Of The Northwest 1/4, Southeast 1/4, Of Section 17, Township 39 North, Range 15 West; Thence Westerly Along Said Line To The Northeast Corner Of Said Certified Survey Map; Thence South 33° 23’ 14” East 110.26 Feet To The Point Of Beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 26232 WHISTLER ROAD, Town of Sand Lake. TAX KEY NO.: 07-026-2-39-1517-4-02-000-013000. LEGACY PIN: 026-3217-03-210. Dean Roland Sheriff of Burnett County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

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WHEREAS, the 2009 Budget Retreat displayed a consensus for opportunities to improve Polk County Policy 881, Staffing, Budget Planning and Position Administration; and WHEREAS, consistent with said consensus, the Executive Committee met on April 16, 2009, and has recommended certain amendments to Policy 881. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors amends Policy 881, Staffing, Budget Planning and Position Administration, attached hereto and incorporated herein. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: May 19, 2009. County board action: Defeated - roll call vote: 6 Yes, 17 No. Submitted and sponsored by the Executive Committee: Bryan Beseler. Res. 34-09 - To Amend Polk County Policy 881 Staffing, Budget Planning And Position Administration. Motion (Masters/Arcand) to approve. Discussion followed. Chair called for a 5-minute break. Meeting resumed. Motion to adopt Resolution 34-09 was defeated by roll call vote, 6 Yes, 17 No. (Those voting yes: Supvrs. Kienholz, Caspersen, Arcand, Luke, Stoneking and Beseler) A complete copy of Resolution 34-09 can be seen at Polk County Clerk’s Office.


Chairman Beseler called the meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 6:30 p.m. County Clerk informed the Chair that notice of the agenda was posted in three public buildings, mailed to all of Polk County media, published in the county's legal paper, Tri-County and Indianhead Advertisers, and posted on the county's Web site the week of May 11, 2009. Corporation Counsel verified that sufficient notice of the meeting was given. Roll call was taken by County Clerk, Carole Wondra. 22 present, absent from the meeting was Pat Messicci who recently resigned from her position as County Supervisor. Supervisor Edgell offered prayer. Chairman Beseler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion (Larsen/Sample) to accept the appointment of Craig Moriak to the position of County Board Supervisor for District 12. A roll call vote was taken. Motion to accept appointment of Craig Moriak carried by a roll call vote of 15 Yes, 7 No. Official oath for Craig Moriak was administered by County Clerk. Motion (Jepsen/Stoneking) to approve the agenda. Motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. Motion (Schmidt/Brown) to approve the minutes of April 21 County Board Meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. Public comments were given. Finance Report was given by Tonya Weinert, Finance Director/Internal County Auditor.


RESOLUTION TO MERGE STUDY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND LIME QUARRY WHEREAS, the members of the County Board of Supervisors and the Department Heads attended the 2009 Budget Retreat; and WHEREAS, the 2009 Budget Retreat displayed a consensus to examine potential consolidation of county departments and services; and WHEREAS, in consideration of the consensus reached at the 2009 Budget Retreat, the Executive Committee has recommended the merger of the Highway Department and the Lime Quarry. NOW, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors merges the Highway Department and the Lime Quarry into the Highway Department. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors creates a committee consisting of the County Board Chairperson/Administrative Coordinator and the respective Chairpersons or designees of the Chairs of the Highway Commission; the Lime Committee; Finance Committee and Personnel Committee to make the necessary approvals and to oversee development and implementation of this merger. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors suspends for purposes of this merger, the specific provision in Policy 881 concerning Reorganization, Absorption for Merger of County Departments. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: May 19, 2009. Submitted and sponsored by the Executive Committee: Bryan Beseler. Referred back to join committee of Hwy./Lime. Res. 35-09 - To Merge Highway Department And Lime Quarry. Motion (Masters/Bergstrom) to approve. Motion (Kienholz/Stoneking) to amend Resolution 35-09 by inserting Outline Proposal for Highway/Lime Merger into the "NOW, BE IT THEREFORE, RESOLVED" paragraph. Motion to amend Resolution 35-09 carried by roll call vote, 13 Yes, 10 No. (Voting yes: Supvrs. Dueholm, Peterson, Schmidt, Kienholz, Masters, Sample, Moriak, Arcand, Luke, Stoneking, Bergstrom, Newville and Beseler. Voting no: Supvrs. Johansen, Brown, Caspersen, Rediske, Edgell, Larsen, Jepsen, O'Connell, Johnson, Voelker.) Motion (Caspersen/Kienholz) to amend Resolution 35-09 by striking the "NOW, BE IT THEREFORE, RESOLVED" paragraph; amend the "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED" paragraph to "NOW, BE IT THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors create a committee consisting of the County Board Chairper-son/Administrative Coordinator and the respective chairpersons or designees of the chairs of the Highway Committee; the Lime Committee; the Finance Committee and the Personal Committee to consider the positive and negative elements of merging the Highway Department and the Lime Quarry. "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the committee consider the purpose of the quarry; its physical operations and the management structure of the quarry. "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the committee provide a monthly report to the County Board of Supervisors," and strike the last BE IT RESOLVED paragraph. Said amendment to Resolution 35-09 was determined to be Out of Order by Chairman Beseler, this was challenged, roll call vote taken, 6 Yes, 17 No, Out of Order decision reversed. (Voting Yes: Supvrs. Peterson, Moriak, Arcand, O'Connell, Bergstrom and Beseler.) Motion (Johansen/Voelker) to amend the amendment to Resolution 35-09 by adding an FSA member and additional Lime member to the committee. Motion to Amend the amendment of Resolution 35-09 carried by roll call vote, 16 Yes, 7 No. (Voting No: Supvrs. Schmidt, Rediske, Masters, Arcand, Stoneking, Bergstrom and Beseler.) 5-minute break. Motion (Masters/Peterson) to take Resolution 35-09 back to the Executive Committee. Motion failed by voice vote. Motion (Kienholz/Stoneking) to amend the amendment by inserting the Outline Proposal for Highway/Lime Merger back into the Resolution as it was removed by the Caspersen motion. Chairman Beseler determined this amendment to be Out of Order. Motion (Sample/Jepsen) to challenge Chairman Beseler decision. The Chair's decision stood by roll call vote, 18 Yes, 5 No. (Voting No: Kienholz, Sample, Jepsen, Voelker and Newville.) Motion (Arcand/Masters) to amend Resolution 35-09 to include no payments for per diems or mileage for the committee. Motion to amend Resolution 35-09 failed by roll call vote, 9 Yes, 14 No. (Voting yes: Supvrs. Dueholm, Brown, Edgell, Masters, Arcand, Larsen, Luke, Voelker & Beseler. Voting no: Supvrs. Peterson, Johansen, Schmidt, Kienholz, Caspersen, Rediske, Sample, Moriak, Stoneking, Jepsen, O'Connell, Bergstrom, Johnson and Newville.) Motion (Voelker/Newville) to change title of Resolution 35-09 by striking the word "Merge" and replacing it with "Study." Motion to change title of Resolution 35-09 carried by voice vote. Motion (Dueholm/Masters) to further amend Resolution 35-09 adding: "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to add a September 1 deadline to hear back from the committee." Motion to amend Resolution 35-09 carried by roll call vote, 14 Yes, 9 No. (Voting yes: Supvrs. Dueholm, Johansen, Schmidt, Brown, Kienholz, Masters, Sample Moriak, Arcand, Stoneking, O'Connell, Bergstrom, Voelker and Newville. Voting No: Supvrs. Peterson, Caspersen, Rediske, Edgell, Larsen, Luke, Jepsen, Johnson and Beseler.) 5-minute break. Motion (Arcand/Sample) to refer amended Resolution 35-09 back to a joint committee of Highway and Lime. Motion to refer amended Resolution 35-09, carried by voice vote.


ADOPTING THE POLK COUNTY OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN WHEREAS, Polk County, in cooperation with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, has updated a comprehensive outdoor recreation plan; and WHEREAS, this plan outlines foreseeable outdoor recreation facility needs of Polk County that can be adequately maintained; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan is necessary as supporting documentation for all county and municipal grant applications; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreation Committee approved the updated Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan at their May 4, 2009, meeting. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors hereby formally adopts and accepts the Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan as the official policy statement for the development of outdoor recreation programs and facilities in Polk County; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan be placed on file for public inspection in the Office of the Polk County Clerk. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: May 19, 2009. County board action: Adopted as amended. Submitted at the request of the Polk County Property, Forestry and Recreational Committee: Mick Larsen, Larry Jepsen, Russell E. Arcand and Joan Peterson. Res. 32-09 - Adopting The Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan. Motion (Larsen/Sample) to approve Res. 32-09. Debbie Peterson addressed the Resolution, noting 2 typographical errors in the original resolution and a change to pages 34 and 35. Motion (Masters/Jepsen) to amend Resolution 32-09, by replacing pages 34 & 35. Motion to amend Resolution 32-09 carried by unanimous voice vote. Motion to adopt Resolution 32-09 as amended, carried by unanimous voice vote. A complete copy of Resolution 32-09 can be seen at Polk County Clerk’s Office.


TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A COUNTYWIDE TIME & ATTENDANCE SYSTEM WHEREAS, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 36-07 authorizing and directing the Department of Administration to issue a request for proposal for a Countywide Time & Attendance System; and WHEREAS, the Department of Administration has received bids from vendors in response to the issued requests for proposals; and WHEREAS, the Time & Attendance Project was suspended during the fiscal year 2008; and WHEREAS, the Time and Attendance Project was reinitiated by the Golden Age Manor Governing Committee; and WHEREAS, the Department of Administration, Employee Relations Department, Golden Age Manor Nursing Home and the Information Technology Department, along with input and assistance from the Parks and Buildings Department, Highway Department and the Office of Corporation Counsel, participated in the development of the request for proposal, the review of submitted bids and the presentation of vendors on a collaborative basis; and WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of those noted county departments that Polk County purchase the countywide timekeeping system from the vendor Kronos under the terms and conditions of the bid submitted, and further negotiated, by the Department of Administration, consistent the process authorized by Resolution 36-07. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the Department of Administration to purchase a Countywide Time & Attendance Program from Kronos consistent with its bid submitted, and further negotiated, by the Department of Administration, in the process authorized by resolution 36-07. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the authorized purchase shall be paid with 2008 Golden Age Manor Nursing Home Surplus General Fund monies. Funding amount: Not to exceed $115,000.00. Funding source: 2008 Golden Age Manor Nursing Home Surplus General Fund monies. Date Finance Committee Advised: April 29, 2009. Finance Committee Recommendation: Passage. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: May 19, 2009. County board action: Adopted as amended. Submitted at the recommendation of the Finance Committee: Gary Bergstrom, Kathryn Kienholz and Mick Larsen. Res. 33-09 - To Approve The Purchase Of A Countywide Time & Attendance System. Motion (Masters/Brown) to approve. Motion (Masters/Bergstrom) to amend Resolution 33-09 by changing the Funding Source to: the General Fund. Motion to amend Resolution 33-09 carried by unanimous voice vote. Motion to adopt Resolution 33-09 as amended, carried by voice vote. It was noted that passage of the amended resolution caused a change in the "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED paragraph to read, the authorized purchase shall be paid with General Fund monies."



RESOLUTION TO AMEND POLK COUNTY POLICY 881 STAFFING, BUDGET PLANNING AND POSITION ADMINISTRATION WHEREAS, members of the County Board of Supervisors and the Department Heads attended the 2009 Budget Retreat; and

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RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COMPLETION OF THE STATE LOAN APPLICATION POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN WHEREAS, the Polk County Board of Supervisors approved the purchases identified below and authorized the County Finance Director to take all action




(May 27, June 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT COUNTY OF POLK Cincinnati Insurance Company and East Suburban Resources, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Shane O. Warner Defendant SUMMONS Case No. 09 CV 296 Case Code: 30201 Case Type: Property Damage THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiffs named above have filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is attached, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 45 days of receiving this summons, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court, Polk County Justice Center, Suite 300, 1005 West Main Street, P.O. Box 549, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, and to Steven J. Pfefferle, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is Terhaar, Archibald, Pfefferle & Griebel, LLP, 100 North Sixth Street, Suite 600A, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 45 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 in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated March 20, 2009. TERHAAR, ARCHIBALD, PFEFFERLE & GRIEBEL, LLP Steven J. Pfefferle #1010754 Butler Square Building 100 North Sixth Street Suite 600A Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-573-3000 Attorney for Plaintiffs


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I, Carole T. Wondra, County Clerk for Polk County, do hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the County Board Proceedings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors' Session held on May 19, 2009. Carole T. Wondra Polk County Clerk

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The Holiday Inn Express in St. Croix Falls is now hiring

Part-time Weekend Guest Services Representative

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The Frederic School District is accepting applications for the following coaching position:

Head Girls Volleyball Coach Send letter of application, resume and credentials to: Jeff Carley, Athletic Director, Frederic School District, 1437 Clam Falls Drive, Frederic, WI 54837, Telephone 715-3274223. Deadline for applications is June 12, 2009. The Frederic School District is an Equal Opportunity 487119 30-31a 41-42L Employer.

The Monthly Meeting Of The Clam Falls Town Board Will Be Held At The Town Hall, At 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Full agenda will be posted at the town hall, town shop and on the mailbox in Lewis and will include minutes of May meeting, treasurer’s report, road report, bid for paving 340th, liquor license applications, comprehensive plan report and any other business to legally come before the board. Betty Knutson, Clerk 487486 41L 31a For The Town Board

Administrative Assistant $15.63/hr. Treasurer’s Office/Highway Department Part time, 30 hr./week - (22.5 Treasurer’s/7.5 Hwy.) Deadline to apply: June 15, 2009, at 3 p.m. YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, 715-4859176. Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC 487521 41L

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Henrietta Alvina Anderson a/k/a Henrietta A. Anderson Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 09 PR 33 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was May 26, 1914, and date of death was January 27, 2009. The decedent died domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: 750 Louisiana Avenue East, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024. All interested persons have waived notice. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before August 17, 2009. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar May 11, 2009 Alexander A. Crosby/ Paul D. Brown Personal Representative/ Attorney 332 Minnesota Street Suite W2610 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-228-0497

Application for Retail “Class B” and Reserve “Class B” License to sell fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquor as defined by law, and pursuant to Section 125.26(1) and Section 125.51(3)(b) of the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin and local ordinances to the Village Board of Webster, Burnett County, Wisconsin, the undersigned: Tim’s Black and Orange Timothy J. Vasatka 7462 Main Street West Webster, WI 54893 Rene & Jerry’s Bar, Inc., dba The Tap Jerrold R. Rand 7408 Main Street West Webster, WI 54893 Zia Louisa Paul D. Hansen 26708 Lakeland Ave. N. Webster, WI 54893 Hereby applies for a “Class B” or Reserve “Class B” License to sell intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages from July 1, 2009, thru June 30, 2010. Dated May 22, 2009 Patrice Bjorklund Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster 487260 41L 31a

Agenda: Discussion of land use and review. Public Welcome Patsy Gustafson, 487555 41L Town Clerk

Polk County deaths

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(June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC a Delaware Limited Liability company, Plaintiff, Vs. GARY W. ZEIDLER and PENNY -JO T. ZEIDLER, husband and wife, JOHN and/or JANE DOE unknown tenants; and KEVIN L. JONES and ANDREA G. JONES husband and wife Defendants. Case No. 08-CV-694 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 Code No. 31003 REPLEVIN NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 16, 2009, in the amount of $206,746.72, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 21, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation for sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 30, Township 36 North, Range 18 West, Town of Laketown, Polk County, Wisconsin, Described As Follows: ComMencing 15 Rods 12-1/2 Feet East Of The Southwest Corner Of Said Section 30, Township 36 North, Range 18 West, Thence Running North 171 Feet, Thence East 130 Feet, Thence South 171 Feet, Thence West 130 Feet To The Place Of Beginning. (PARCEL No. 030-00728-000). PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2391 250th Ave., Town of Laketown. TAX KEY NO.: 030-00728-0000 Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. O’DESS & ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Ave. Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414-727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

Committee reports were given. Special note by Supvr. Stoneking thanking her Human Services Committee members. Motion (Masters/Brown) to accept appointment of Debbie Peterson to Gandy Dancer Trail Committee. Motion to approve carried by unanimous voice vote. Motion (Schmidt/Brown) Xto accept appointment of Robert Blake to Golden Age Manor Board. Motion to approve carried by roll call vote of 13 Yes, 10 No. (Voting yes: Supvrs. Dueholm, Peterson, Johansen, Schmidt, Brown, Edgell, Masters, Sample, Jepsen, O'Connell, Bergstrom, Johnson and Beseler. Voting no: Supvrs. Kienholz, Caspersen, Rediske, Moriak, Arcand, Larsen, Luke, Stoneking, Voelker and Newville.) Motion (Rediske/O'Connell) to accept appointment of Marilyn Nehring to Zoning Board of Adjustment. Motion to approve carried by voice vote. Motion (Caspersen/Rediske) to accept appointment of Gene Sollman to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Motion to approve carried by voice vote. Motion (Masters/O'Connell) to accept appointment of Wayne Shirley as First Alternate to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Supervisor's reports were given, followed by Chairman/Administrative Coordinator's Report by Chairman Beseler. Motion (Larsen/Bergstrom) to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned 10:00 pm.


necessary to secure a loan for not more than five years in an amount not to exceed $315,000 from the Wisconsin State Trust Fund to fund the following projects; • Replacement of Windows at Golden Age Manor (GAM); • Replacement of Carpeting at GAM; and • Countywide Timekeeping System WHEREAS, the County Board must authorize the completion of the State Loan Application attached. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors approves the completion of the State Loan Application attached and authorizes the County Finance Director to take all action necessary to complete the process to secure a loan from the Wisconsin State Trust Fund to pay for the projects. Funding amount: Not to exceed $315,000.00. Funding source: State Trust Loan Program. Date Finance Committee/Recommend/Approved: March 25 and April 8, 2009. Effective date: May 19, 2009. Motion to remove from the table - failed. Resolution dies. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: April 21, 2009. County board action: Tabled. Submitted at the recommendatyion of the Finance Committee: Kathryn Kienholz, Gary Bergstrom, Brian Masters, Bryan Beseler and Mick Larsen. This Resolution was enacted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors on April 21, 2009. Res. 29-09 - Resolution Approving The Completion Of The State Loan Application. Motion (Masters/Larsen) to remove from the table, Resolution 2909. Motion to remove tabled Resolution 29-09 failed by roll call vote, 6 Yes, 17 No. (Voting yes: Supvrs. Kienholz, Caspersen, Arcand, Larsen, Voelker and Beseler.) Resolution 29-09 dies because motion to remove from the table failed.

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS Polk County, Wisconsin BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF HEARING June 8, 2009 The Town of St. Croix Falls Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., on Monday, June 8, 2009, at the Town Hall at 1305 200th Street & U.S. Hwy. 8, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. At that time the applicant will inform the Board of Appeals of their request. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 6 P.M. WHEN THE BOARD OF APPEALS CONVENES AT THE TOWN HALL.) Written evidence, testimony, or comments, if any, must be delivered in person or by mail to the Town Hall. Kathleen Melin, requests a VARIANCE to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance - Chapter III, Section D Home Occupation, 6. Major Home Occupations. The Zoning Ordinance requires 500 feet from the nearest pre-existing residence. The applicant is requesting a Home Occupation roughly 350 feet from a neighboring residence. Property location is SW 1/4 of Section 34, T34N, R18W; Parcel Number 044-00336-0200. James Alt, Zoning Administrator 486915 40-41L WNAXLP

Full-time Library Assistant/Youth Services position including nights and weekends.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Milltown, will be accepting bids on a tandem truck chassis with a 12-cu.-yd. dump box, with plow and wing and sander. Specifications or information can be obtained by calling: Jeff at 715-825-3486 or Virgil at 715-825-2494 or fax 715825-4416. Bids are due on June 8. The Town of Milltown reserve the right to reject all bids. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk 486990 40-41L 30-31a,d Town of Milltown WNAXLP

Includes benefits package. Candidates should have a strong background in youth services and enjoy working with the public. View the complete job description on the library’s Web site at Submit cover letter, resume and references via e-mail to Applications sent via traditional mail or delivered by hand to the library will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m., June 8, 2009. 486922 40-41L


Park Rosemarie dedicated ST. CROIX FALLS – The community garden park area next to the Polk County Fairgrounds is city-owned property, and city officials agreed on the name for the park, Park Rosemarie. Park Rosemarie was named after historian and St. Croix Falls resident Rosemarie Vezina Braatz. A dedication ceremony was held Saturday, May 30, in which Rosemarie was paid tribute and the new

sign for the park was unveiled. Speakers at the event included St. Croix Falls Mayor Darrell Anderson; Durand Blanding and Norm Toensing, both from the St. Croix Falls Historical Society; state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf; state Rep. Ann Hraychuck; Darryl Wangen, Taylors Falls Historical Society; Ron Gawlitta, eldest brother to Braatz; and Marian Edler, former longtime city clerk.

Braatz awaits the unveiling of the sign for Park Rosemarie as her four children help with the unveiling. Pictured with Braatz are her children Rick Vezina, Bill Vezina, Martin Vezina and Liesel Virchow.

Darryl Wangen of the Taylors Falls Historical Society dressed up as W.H. Folsum to present a historical perspective at the dedication of Park Rosemarie. He paid tribute to Braatz’s ability to capture and record history for others to enjoy for years to come and bestowed upon her a most sincere compliment, calling Braatz, “The jewel of the St. Croix Valley.” Pictured is Braatz in a candid photo with Wangen prior to the ceremony.

Rosemarie Vezina Braatz stands in front of the new sign at Park Rosemarie, named in her honor.

Rosemarie Vezina Braatz (center) not only had the park dedication and tribute Saturday, but she was also presented with a proclamation drawn up by Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (right) and Rep. Ann Hraychuck (left) honoring Braatz for her service to society as someone who has captured local history in her articles and books and for her continued work to preserve history as a member of the St. Croix Falls Historical Society.

Braatz’s oldest brother, Ron Gawlitta, paid tribute to Rosemarie on behalf of the family, stating that she has made the family proud.

St. Croix Falls Mayor Darrell Anderson was the master of ceremonies for the dedication of Park Rosemarie.

Photos by Tammi Milberg

Hats off to a new chapter

Luck High School graduates express their joy in receiving their diplomas and beginning a new chapter in their lives, beyond the confines of their former school. Special photo


Catching the wind Wind towers rise above valley by Gregg Westigard ST. CROIX FALLS TOWN – Two new wind towers rose above the Big Rock Creek Valley last Thursday, May 28. The towers are the latest additions in a move to generate electricity locally, using renewable sources. While wind electric generation does not work in all places, these towers may be in an ideal spot. The new towers were put up for two families on adjacent properties north of 160th Street in the town of St. Croix Falls. George and Georgia Andria and Mike Sushoreba own land on a hilltop that catches the wind blowing east up the valley. The families ordered the 120-foot towers after several years of study. Each tower might generate an average of 2,000 KW per month, it is estimated. In this case, the power is sold directly to Northwestern Electric Company and connected to the company’s grid. Tony Tuynman, Luck, owner of Tuynman Turbines, designed and constructed the towers, using turbines built by Wind Turbine Industries, Prior Lake, Minn. A large crane raised the towers, which had been assembled on the ground. A large group of neighbors and friends, along with a news crew from FOX9 and the Leader reporter gathered on a hilltop field to watch the raising. Tuynman, who has used a wind generator at his home on CTH GG for several years, told the Leader that this was an ideal location for towers in several ways. But he added that wind towers are not always a good choice and study must be done before any project is started. Location is a key factor in locating a wind tower. Towers must be placed where there is a steady flow of wind at the right altitude. Towers in Polk County can not be more than 200 feet high. Tower sites must be approved by the local town government and the county land use committee, under zoning regu-

The turbine at the top of the tower was built in Prior Lake, Minn.

A field of spectators gathered to watch the towers being raised. lations. Towers often are used to supply electricity directly to a home, with the surplus sold to the local power company. While those companies are required to buy that electricity, the price each company pays may vary. The actual cost of a tower will depend on its size. All these factors – location, production, buy-back price, tower cost – must be figured into the estimate of how long it will take to recover the investment. The payback period for some locations

may make wind electric generation a poor choice. Tuynman said that wind turbines may become more attractive as the cost of electricity rises. In this case, at this location, for these two families, the mix was right and the towers are probably tested and in production now, generating electricity for families along the St. Croix River Valley and beyond.

Photos by Gregg Westigaard

Once the 120 foot tower was raised, Tony Tuynman climbed up to disconnect the crane and ropes. He said the wind was much faster up there than on the ground.

Scenic views in Straight Lake Park addition New trail laid out to rocky glen by Gregg Westigard LUCK- A new trail has been marked out in Straight Lake State Park. The path leads to a rocky outcrop with 20-foot high drops, overlooking a large beaver pond. The route, just marked last week, winds through a hardwood forest to reach the forest glade. It will be the future route for the Ice Age Trail. Straight Lake State Park, four miles east of Luck, is the newest Wisconsin park. The new trail crosses a 240-acre addition to the park. That new addition is north and west of 130th Street and 280th Avenue. The land purchase was just completed this year and extends the park along the Trade River headwaters. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail has been a partner in the development of the new state park, and this extension of the park allows the trail to pass through a significant geological area. Access to the new trail route is just across the street from an old schoolhouse on 280th Avenue. Several colored ribbons on a tree north of the road mark the forest entry point. The trail route itself is marked with yellow flags. The trail is just an unimproved route with no clearing or improvements but is easy to follow and easy to hike. The first part of the route is on the old Clam Falls Trail, the pioneer trail from St. Croix Falls to Clam Falls over 100 years

The new trail route in Straight Lake Park leads to a large outcrop and follows the base of the basalt drops. ago. A close inspection will show the raised bed of the wagon track. The path soon curves left, passes a cabin, and follows a forest trail to the west. After crossing the remains of a log bridge, the trail circles several rock outcropings and turns north on a sloping ridge. Soon the trail comes to the base of a basalt knob, passing at the base of the 20-foot high rock ledges. This is a good place to explore. There is a short climb to the top of the knob and a grassy area. Wildflowers and ferns cover the area. To the east is view of a beaver lodge in a large pond. A hike to the pond leads to a low ridge of rocks above a large marsh abloom with wild calla lilies. The air is full of dragonflies. Below the knob the trail continues to

A long rock ledge skirts a marsh blooming with lilies and patrolled by dragonflies. - Photos by Gregg Westigard the west down a rock-strewn streambed and on through more hardwood groves. It comes to a wet area where a boardwalk will probably be built in the future. This is a good place to turn back. A short distance after this point the trail enters private property, where the route has not yet been marked.

Remember to follow the yellow flags. There are many other colors of flags and ribbons, but the yellow-flag route is the continuous trail. On a hike last weekend there were few mosquitoes or ticks. The route is not a cleared trail, but the walking is easy. This route offers a different terrain and forest cover from the ridge above Straight Lake.


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‘Follow the Leader’


News and views from the NW Wisconsin community

The ac cid en ta l pho t o gra phe r

by Priscilla Bauer

TRADE RIVER – When Arnold Borchert took his son’s advice three years ago to go out and buy a good camera, little did he know he’d be using it a lot more than for the occasional family gathering. “This photography thing wasn’t something planned,” said Borchert as he sat looking out his kitchen window at an indigo bunting visiting one of his bird feeders. “I have a photo of one of those,” Borchert said, as he reached for one of the albums filled with his photos. Borchert, an avid bow hunter and outdoorsman, just decided one day to start taking his camera with him on the twomile hikes he makes three days a week. Since then, where Arnold goes so does his camera. Finding something worth a picture is how Borchert approaches his photography. “I don’t go out to take photos. I just take my camera along, and when I see something interesting I take a picture,” explained Borchert. “I’m just taking advantage of the current situation.” And one only has to look around the home Brochert shares with his wife,

Arnold Borchert took this photo of a towhee from his kitchen window. He says even though he knows the many photos of birds and other wildlife he’s taken through the window don’t have the same clarity, because he is shooting through the glass, as others he‘s taken outdoors, he has fun capturing all the different birds visiting his feeder.

Marlyce, to see he has found a lot of interesting things to photograph. Borchert proudly shows framed photos of flowers and faces, but it is when Borchert talks about the bird and wildlife photos he has taken that his eyes begin to sparkle recalling where and when each was taken. “There is a story that goes with every picture I’ve taken,” said Brochert as he flipped through a photo album to the page with the photo of a large snapping turtle. “I got real close to that snapping turtle.” Brochert said it was the snapping turtle photo that lead him to bring some of his photos into the Leader office to see if the paper wanted to print them. “I started taking a few pictures into the Frederic Senior Center and people wanted copies, especially the one of the turtle,” noted Borchert. “A woman gave me $10 for a copy of the turtle picture. She bought it for a teacher she knew. She insisted on paying me.” But it was a 95-year-old woman Borchert met at the center who told him to take them over to the Leader office. “I didn’t do it right away, but then she kept after me to do it, “recalled Borchert,” so one day I went over and showed them a few.” Borchert says he has also taken photos of seniors coming to the center but it is the subjects he finds in his own yard and woods Borchert seems to enjoy photographing the most. Pointing out towards the driveway Borchert tells about the day he got a really good photo of a deer. “The deer saw me and while she was figuring out what I was I got some good photos.” Borchert says he has taken lots of bird and squirrel photos right from the kitchen window and says some, like one of a snake, were taken just outside his front door. “I was chasing a porcupine last night. Porcupines can’t move very fast and when it went up a tree I got a couple of shots,” said Borchert, whose photos also include wild turkey, bear, squirrels, woodchucks, grouse, geese and other waterfowl. The love of bow hunting brought the Borcherts to Wisconsin and in the late ‘70s the couple purchased property here. After

Borchert took this photo of a family of geese at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg just last week. He took several photos of the geese before getting this one of all the little ones taking a swim with their parents.

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Always at his side is Arnold Borchert’s camera and camouflage carrying case. Borchert enjoys sharing his photos and the stories that go with each one he has taken. Borchert brought some of his photos to the Frederic Senior Center where he was encouraged by one of the seniors to bring them to the newspaper for publication. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer Arnold retired they moved from Little Falls, Minn., in 1992, to permanently reside in the area. Since coming to the Trade River area the Borcherts have settled in nicely, with Marlyce enjoying gardening and Arnold finding his love of taking photos. And taken photos he has. “I average at least one photo a day. We are right out amongst them here. Sometimes they are right up against the house,” says Borchert of his subjects.

But there are still a few things out there Borchert is hoping for a chance to photograph. “I don’t have a good picture of a raccoon. And ravens and crows, it’s tough to get close shots of them, too.” Putting his camera back in its camouflage case Borchert takes another look out the window. Then as he flips through his album again Borchert smiles and puts his accidental hobby in perspective, summing it up in just two words “It’s fun.”

This large snapping turtle was photographed by Borchert on his way to Frederic one day. “There is a story that goes with every picture I’ve taken,” said Borchert. “I got real close to that snapping turtle.” He said it was the snapping turtle photo that led him to bring his photos into the Leader office to see if the paper wanted to print some of them.“I started taking a few pictures into the Frederic Senior Center and people wanted copies, especially the one of the turtle,” noted Borchert. Borchert said it was at a 95year-old woman’s urging that he finally brought the photos to the paper.


Wayne’s in Danbury boasts expanded offerings

by Carl Heidel DANBURY - Wayne’s Foods in Danbury is now operating from its newly expanded and remodeled facilities, and with the added space, it can now offer a wider selection of products. According to owner Wayne King, the store has grown from the 6,700 square feet it had when it opened in 1967 to 12,000 square feet in the renovated facility. The additional square footage has made it possible for the store to offer greater variety in all of its departments. From produce to dairy products to meats, and on and on, the shopper now has a wide range of possibilities for the shopping cart. “We feel good,” said King. “The times are tough,” he continued, “but we are getting better at what we do.” And for those tough times, the expansion of the Danbury store has been a boon for the local economy. It has opened up five new jobs.

The new exterior of Wayne’s Foods in Danbury invites the shoppers into the store. – Photos by Carl Heidel

Gone are the narrow and crowded aisles of the past. Shoppers now have spacious aisles to shop comfortably.

RIGHT: With more display space, Wayne’s can now offer a good selection of fine wines.

Danbury shoppers now have a bigger selection of dairy products.

The checkout counter is state of the art with all computerized equipment.

The produce section of the remodeled Wayne’s Foods offers a large selection of fresh produce.

Miss Grantsburg candidates

Little Miss Grantsburg candidates

Five young women are vying for the title of 2009 Miss Grantsburg. Pictured (L to R): Jillian Schinzing, Jenna Christianson, Carissa Skifstad, Crissy Peterson and Cherissa Vollendorf. Please attend this year’s pageant to find out who will be the new representatives of their town, Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. – Special photo

These 11 adorable little girls are running for the title of Little Miss Grantsburg this Friday night, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Grantsburg High School Auditorium. Back row (L to R): Shilo Covey, Savanna Trittlewitz, Racheal Tooze, Jillian Seeger and Autumn Tendrup. Front row: Rachel Ress, Raisa Jensen, Caley Reichstadt, Mckenzie Erickson and Ellie Duncan. Not pictured is Allison Bram. Special photo


These are two first-place winners in the WRWA/NWRW student writing contest. Jacob Stiemann, Siren 10thgrader, won in the nonfiction category and Casey Danielson, from Osceola Middle School, in the fiction category.

Defining Moments by Jacob Stiemann When retirees speak of their lives, they often mention “defining moments” – those moments that define who they are and solidify for them their career choice. I have never considered myself to be a “writer,” but brown envelopes that arrived in the mail in the springs of 2006 and 2007 certainly contained information that may lead me to say they were my “defining moments.” The journey for me began right here in our town of Siren, Wisconsin. At that time, I was in seventh grade under the strict umbrella of Mrs. McLain, completing my everyday writing in English class. She pushed all of her students to enter the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Contest. With some reluctance, I entered a piece of writing that even I didn’t think was my best. To Mrs. McLain’s surprise, and mine, I was a national winner. My piece received silver at the national level. At first, I had no idea on how big of a deal this was, but I won! After many, long, pondering hours with my entire family, we decided to

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Writer’s Corner take the adventurous trip out to New York City for the awards ceremony in June. None of us knew what to expect. The day all of the winners received their awards was an amazing day for me. The ceremony was held at Carnegie Hall. There were guest speakers and all the winners snatched their five-second claim to fame when we got to walk across the stage and look out at the thousands of people clapping. After an eventful week of learning and touring, we flew back home to the tiny town of Siren, but the journey was just beginning. Another year passed and I was sitting at the top in middle school, the eighth grade. Despite my doubt about winning another national award, I decided to enter the Scholastic Contest again. However, instead of entering only one entry, I thought I’d have a better chance of winning if I entered three. So, that is what I did. And what do you know; all three of my pieces of writing went on and received gold medals at the national level. Considering that all three of my pieces won and this was an even bigger deal than last time, we decided to go to New York City again so I could walk across that famous stage with three gold medals around my neck. The day we received these awards was extra special. To be handed three Summer is almost here. We would like to run favorite summer memory stories throughout the summer. Submit your story to the Leader by mail or e-mail.

gold medals was extraordinary. I couldn’t believe how magical my experience was! My experiences in New York were more than I could have ever asked for. I learned that if you set your mind to something, you can accomplish even your wildest dreams. I have never dreamed about being a writer, but writing could be somewhere in my future. I’ve learned that writing is a great way for me to express myself. Like the retiree, my New York City experiences could be my “defining moments.”

The Case of the Missing Elephant by Casey Danielson “Where was Ella stolen?” Detective Darla said, entering the part of the circus tent where the performers spent most of their time. “Follow me,” Carl Vanswamp said, leading the detective past the monkeys towards the crime scene. “This is where Ella the Elephant sleeps, eats, and practices her stunts.” Carl pointed to a ring twenty-five feet in diameter and four feet high. The ring contained a ladder, a blanket, a large balance beam, and two orange food trays. On the side of the ring closest to the side of tent was a seven-foot, locked gate. The gate opened up to two trails, one leading to the main trail that lead to the stadium and the other outside to a tent. “And what does Ella do for her stunt?” Darla questioned, writing a mental note when she saw Carl dressed in mostly blue silk but had on strange purple shoes. “Well, she is our main theme of entertainment. She does lots of things. This month I was training her to walk across the balance beam blindfolded, with me on her back of course,” Carl

Vanswamp added when he saw Darla had a questioning look on her face. “And who is your main suspect?” Darla asked. “Oh I know who it is; it’s that clown, George Buttons. He has always been jealous of me and Ella getting the spotlight, and since he had no alibi, it’s definitely him!” Carl said. As if it were on cue, a man who seemed to be George Buttons walked up. He was wearing all black, with the exception of his colorful rainbow Afro, bright red shoes and a nose to match. “Is everything alright?” George asked with a smirk on his face, eyeing the detective. “No, and don’t you pretend you don’t know,” Carl said cruelly, “I know you stole Ella; know where is she?” “I didn’t do it!” George said defensively, “How could I have?” “Carl, the gate was locked, how could he have done it?” Darla questioned like a good detective. “I should have realized how easy it was to steal her; I didn’t think that anyone would. All George had to do was climb the side of the ring,” Carl said, pointing towards the ring. “Climb up on Ella, and since the gate was locked, jump Ella over the ring. They could have gone anywhere!” “I didn’t take your pet elephant!” George said. “Save it, I know who did it!” Darla said, pointing towards the criminal. Answer: Carl Vanswamp, because elephants can’t jump.

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

Submissions should be typed, double-spaced on one side only of 8 -1/2 x 11 white paper, leaving a minimum of 1-inch margins all around. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted. Submissions should be no more than 800 words. Submissions may be delivered to The Leader’s offices in Frederic or Siren, mailed to Box 490, Frederic, WI 54837 or e-mailed to We prefer e-mailed copy. If hand-delivered or mailed, please write "Writers’ Corner" somewhere on the front of the envelope. If e-mailed, please use "Writers’ Corner" as the subject and include the submission as body text of the e-mail. No attachments, please. Your submission to Writers’ Corner grants The Leader one-time rights to publish the item in the weekly newspaper. The author retains the copyright and all future publication rights. The Leader may edit submissions for grammar and punctuation, clarity and length. If you have any questions about this feature, please contact us at or call 715-327-4236. - Editor

All-Market Bazaar set for Centuria's Memory Days CENTURIA - The village will host an all-market bazaar for its July 10-12 Memory Days festival. The villagewide sales and booths, including garage and yard sales, is open to out-of-town vendors for all manners of commercial crafts, trades, professions, hobbies, civic and social associations, nonprofits, and farms and co-ops. Charging only $10 per day for prime spots in the downtown-area streets and sidewalks, or $30 for all three days, the

village All-Market Bazaar seeks to create an authentic old-style swap meet, where the diversity, variety and fun adds to the attraction. The vending permits for concession foods on sale that weekend, while open to any licensed restaurant, civic group or social association, have been set at $50 for the big Saturday party, July 11, coinciding with the music performances on Main/Fourth St. (off Hwy. 35; just three miles north of Hwy. 8). Concession food

vending permits for the entire weekend are $100. “The big day is that Saturday, July 11,” said event volunteer Tim Krenz. “We have live performances and entertainments, including four music acts, beginning that morning at 9 a.m. Opening the commercial vending to bring more interest and more attraction will hopefully bring more people to enjoy what should be a memorable weekend festival.” The music groups referenced by Krenz

include: Sandy Bishop’s Children’s Family Variety Show; local folk string band, The Juggernauts; Polk County’s funk grunge favorites, Squib; and the Midwest’s own rock and country stars, Javier Trejo Band, on national tour this year via the Twin Cities. For more information on vending opportunities or concession food permits and Centuria’s Memory Days, call the village office at 715-646-2300. - submitted

AFS seeks area families to host BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES - Help build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing your home and daily life with an AFS exchange student. More than 11,000 students each year are exchanged through AFS. AFS is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that has been leading student exchange for more than 58 years. AFS students from countries around the world arrive in Wisconsin in midAugust and live with host families for a year. They need to have a commitment from hosting families soon to be able to prepare for their year stay. Students are

eager to experience what it’s like to live as a member of a family and community in America while attending local high schools. The ways in which students participate in family, school and community life help to build a greater understanding of and appreciation for the many different cultures of the world. “Host families are often surprised when they discover that they receive more than they give when they host a student,” said Amy Myers of Rice Lake. “My husband Mitchell and I have been AFS host parents for eight years and have sent our daughter abroad. We have

formed deep bonds of friendship with our hosted students and their families. We now have family in many different countries. Hosting has opened up a whole new world for us in ways that we never even imagined!” There are many kinds of host families. Host families are two-parent households with small children, teenagers or no children at home, single parents, grandparents and adults who do not have children. Families are asked to include their international students in their daily lives, to provide a bed and meals, and to give their hosted students the same kind

of support they would give to their own sons and daughters. Students come with their own spending money and medical coverage. Host families receive the support of a network of community-based AFS volunteers. Families who wish to host an AFS exchange student or students and are seeking more information about AFS programs abroad, please call 800-8762377, ext. 2249, or visit Local contacts: Nancy Buley, AFS volunteer, 715-327-4743 or Amy Myers, AFS regional team coordinator, 715-651-4398. from AFS

Blood drive sees 69 donors MILLTOWN - On Tuesday, May 26, the American Red Cross held its semiannual blood drive at Milltown Lutheran Chruch. A total of 69 donors registered, and from those donors 63

pints of blood were obtained. Jessica Otronski and Susan Berglund were firsttime donors. Without the support of sponsors such as AnchorBank, Milltown’s Baptist and

Lutheran churches, community club, American Legion and VFW and our many volunteers, it would be impossible to implement this community effort for such a successful drive.

The next drive will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, with Jo Billie as chairman and Sallie Tinkham co-chairman. - with submitted information


The Graveyard Blues by Russ Hanson We had a large crowd at Wolf Creek Cemetery on Memorial Day. I counted well over 200 people who took time from the holiday weekend to honor the 104 veterans on the roll call. Half the visitors stayed for lunch served at the church by the Ladies Aid and 20 hung around for the afternoon cemetery walk by the Sterling Eureka and Laketown Historical Society. SELHS had prepared a handout booklet and a large picture poster about Melvin Davidsavor, the veteran singled out for special attention this year. We plan to select a different veteran each year for this honor. I was feeling sad, thinking about my old school friend, Melvin, and his sister, Alice, both who died so young. The Davidsavor family were there in force, and all of the stories about Melvin cheered me up. I choked a little when the young woman read the list of veterans and got to Melvin and read his Bronze Star valor award, and again when Steve Warndahl placed the wreath on his grave as the bugler played taps so beautifully. I cheered up greatly when a pretty woman, who looked like someone I should know, came up and introduced herself as Susan and told me she was the girl who went to school with Melvin and me for grades one and two at Wolf Creek. I had not seen her since she moved away early in the third grade – more than 50 years ago. We didn’t have time to visit, but I hope to catch up on what has happened with each of us someday. I still remember her as the first-grader who could only sing her ABCs and who was my duet partner in the first-grade program when she sang “I’m Sunbonnet Sue” to my lip-synched “I’m Overall Jim,” while Dennis Edwards stood behind the curtain doing the real singing. She was very cute, dressed in calico with a sunbonnet, while I just wore my normal farm overalls, a straw hat and had a stick with a red-hanky bundle over my shoulder. We both sat in rockers, rocking on the makeshift board stage. “Russell, you rock calmly and

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Veteran Ralph Doolittle would have smiled at the young man playing on his grave Memorial Day at Wolf Creek. Ralph participated in the ceremonies until his death in his 90s. He was on the cemetery board and hand dug graves for decades. - A Rambler photo don’t sing, just mouth the words!” were my strict instructions from teacher. I think that was the first time I realized how satisfying it is to get fame and credit for someone else’s efforts, a circumstance that this column is built upon. Susan was my very first girlfriend. I know this because she gave me a valentine that I had to hide from my brothers. I liked her, and showed it by being particularly bothersome. She was neat, colored in the lines, wrote beautifully and behaved well enough to be picked to wind the clock on Fridays. I scribbled and never was the best-behaved student, even for a whole day, so never wound it. However, I did buy it at the school auction and now wind it whenever I need a boost. While at the cemetery, I asked Duane Doolittle and Donna Blair (cemetery board members) about buying a lot. There are scattered openings in the heavily populated downtown areas and a completely new suburb to the west

Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Jim, two stars of the 1952 Wolf Creek School Halloween program. Photo courtesy Donna Blair

with prime lots being gobbled up – buy now so you can look down on your neighbors! Margo and I have been thinking about being cremated and sharing a single lot. I am not really happy with cremation as it takes lots of energy and creates air pollution as all my 15 mercury fillings go out the chimney into the air, water, fish and eventually a fisherman, unless some undertaker hammers my teeth out first. To cut down the furnace energy needed, I have been conscientiously and successfully trying to add to my own personal fuel supply – especially around the hard-to-burn middle. Dad lies in the cemetery amongst the large Brenizer family area. “They were my good neighbors in life and I like the idea of staying in the same neighborhood.” When Bill Ramstrom’s nosy neighbors suggested he save some of his money for his burial rather than spending it all on himself, he replied “I don’t see many people lying around above ground,” and sure enough he is buried with a respectable stone. I do like the idea of a gravestone stating the basic facts for genealogists. In my dabbling at genealogy, I have grown fond of searching cemeteries and looking at the diversity of stones and inscriptions. I want one of those old-style ones that has a large cap on the top of a rectangular stone – one that will fall and severely injure cemetery vandals. The lawyers will be hard put to sue me. This is the last week that Anderson Maple is sponsoring this column. As I have told you in the past, Stanley Selin and I alternate writing it. We have always done it for the fame that comes from showing up in the newspaper. This year, with my retirement income having dropped with the economy, I suggested

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to Gary at the Leader that he should consider paying us for the column. He in turn suggested I “try to get a new sponsor for the column.” Newspapers are having their share of problems getting advertisers in the recession. River Road Ramblings was certainly worth something, he told me, but could we help the co-op by selling an advertisement to pay ourselves and share some with them? I thought about this and decided that I would see what I could barter for an advertisement. I approached my friend, Steven Anderson of Anderson Maple, about advertising and told him that I would take the pay in glass bottles and maple spiles and offered him a heck of a deal. He signed up for three months. Thanks! I paid Stanley off for his share in bottles of my own maple syrup. Steve said the advertisement certainly was successful as Wisconsin maple syrup producers had their best year in the last 30. Margo and I had a surplus of syrup this year so we sold 30 gallons to Andersons. Steve took a taste of it; swirled it in his mouth a moment and then said “cooked on a wood fire; made from 80plus-year-old west hillside sugar maples grown in clay soil; early to midseason runs; collected in open pails; filtered with a new filter; about one Brix thin (he meant 65 instead of 66 percent sugar); with a very subtle hint of chocolate.” We looked, and sure enough, one of the 5-gallon pails I had poured it into, boiling hot, was formerly a Wal-Mart chocolate frosting pail. Steve blends syrups to come up with each grade he sells, so unless he kept that pail to sell as Choco-Maple, it will disappear in a few-thousand-gallons mixture. I rather liked Choco-Maple and may try it again for my own use! His storeroom is completely full of syrup he bought locally from this year’s bumper crop. With maple season over, I have been looking for other sponsors. To give you an idea of the price range, I offered to trade for a “do” for Margo at the beautician (no go); two books from a local author (coming soon); lifetime membership in a historical society (pending); a fancy restaurant meal, free admissions to plays or movies and so on. How about a cemetery lot for a perpetual ad? Now you may ask, “Why should the Rambler get paid for putting other people’s stories and pictures in the paper?” We do type, edit and sometimes add to the story; we scan and prepare the photos sent in by you and get everything in Leader-ready format – always several hours of effort. I do take your point and will make this offer; if you send a story we use, I will trade it for a bottle of homemade, premium-quality maple syrup. Contact Riverroadrambler at or call 715-488-2776 or stop and visit Sunday afternoons at the Luck Museum. Russ Hanson, 2558 Evergreen Ave., Cushing, WI 54006.

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Behind the Signpost

Consider the following: Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year’s incoming freshmen. Here’s this year’s list: The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1990. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw-off and plastic.

The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about “Jaws.” They can’t imagine what hard contact lenses are. Billy Graham’s Prayer for Our Nation This man has a good view of what’s happening to our country. “Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know your word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. “We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. “We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. “We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. “We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen.” Good thought “Plough deep while sluggards sleep.” – Ben Franklin And another “If I was running the world, I would have it rain only between 2 and 3 a.m. Anyone who was out then deserves to get wet.” – Wm. Phelps Until next week, Bernice

Washburn County Relay for Life June 5 - 6 SHELL LAKE – The Washburn County Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Shell Lake High School track, continuing through Saturday morning, June 6. This is the 25th anniversary of the American Cancer Society-sponsored walk, in which funds are raised up to and throughout the event toward cancer research. This year’s honorary chair is Julie Ubbelohde, Spooner. She came through ovarian cancer a year ago, and will tell her story at the opening ceremony of the Relay, following the survivor lap, national anthem sung by the Shell Lake High School choir, and mayoral welcome. The look-alike contest begins at 8 p.m., with people

dressing like their favorite celebrities and competing to see who can raise the most money within the hour. Every hour throughout the night and following morning, teams will have a theme lap. The luminaria ceremony, in which all the candle bags in honor of loved ones with cancer are lit, begins at 10 p.m. Throughout the night, there will be music and raffle drawings, as well as lots of food. Saturday, a sunrise church service begins at 6 a.m., followed by the Shell Lake Fire Department’s breakfast at 7. The closing ceremony is at 9 a.m., where the total raised is announced, along with top team and individual fundraisers, etc. submitted

SCRMC salad luncheon Mary Ann Rivard and Jackie Hillman have donated their creations for a drawing during an upcoming St. Croix Regional Medical Center event. The 43rd -annual SCRMC salad luncheon - bake sale - book fair will be held on Friday, June 12, at St. Croix Falls High School, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is sponsored by the St. Croix Regional Medical Center volunteer partners and staff and by generous donations from area businesses. Persons may also purchase tickets for the drawing for an original watercolor painting by Mary Ann Rivard and an afghan hand-crocheted by Jackie Hillman. The luncheon features hot and cold salads, cheese, cold cuts, fruit, rolls, beverages and bars. There is an express line for those coming from work over the lunch hour, and take-out orders will be available. The goal is to raise $5,775 to purchase an ankle brachial index machine to be used by new podiatrist, Dr. Redburn, and others, to check blood flow to the feet and a T4 NuStep, a recumbent cross trainer used for patients with arthritis, joint replacement and balance problems. Advance luncheon tickets are $7 adults and $2.50 for children 10 and under and are available at Tangen Drug, Coffee Time and SCRMC gift shop in St. Croix Falls, SCRMC clinics in Frederic and at Unity, at Coffee Talk in Taylors Falls and from all volunteer partners. At the door, tickets will be $8 and $3 respectively. Special photo

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50 Years Ago Farmers Union Co-op, Frederic, had all the chemicals on hand for weed control, including Simazine 50-W, 2-4 D weed killer plus Premerge for Soya Beans.-“Green Mansions,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins was playing at the Auditorium Theatre, SCF.-The movie “Operation Dames” was playing at the Frederic Theatre.-Spencer Lake Resort was now open under “Hank” and Lyle Baumgart.Frederic Motor Co. advertised farm machinery.-Ray Moats was elected to head Frederic Association of Commerce.-Polk County College was moving from SCF to Frederic in one part of elementary school, once located on Hwy. 35, Pioneer Square location today.-May brought most rain since 1957.-Groundbreaking took place in Luck for the new Luck Lutheran Church.-A barn was destroyed by fire on the north side of Diamond Lake on the farm occupied by the Kenneth Zerzille family.-Stokely Van Camp, Frederic, wanted help for work in factory and also field pitching.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included stewing hens at 35¢ lb., pork chops at 43¢ lb., sliced bacon at 2 lbs. for 99¢, pork liver at 2 lbs. for 39¢ and radishes at three bunches for 10¢.Hallquist Supply Co. in Luck was quitting business. It dealt with hardware, paints, etc.-Three were killed in Burnett County accidents over the holiday.-Bids were let for Siren school addition.-A 1-1/2-million Nike missile base at Roberts was near completion.

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Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic dedicated its education unit.-Polk-Burnett Electric would hold its 30th-annual meeting on June 9.-Weekday summer Bible school was held at the Lewis church with teachers, Bernice Abrahamzon, Linda Boyer, LaVonne Boyer and Debbie Lenz. Hours were from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. each weekday.-The film “Angel in my Pocket” was playing at the Frederic Theatre.-A 4-year-old girl drowned in Round Lake. The family was here fishing from Hastings, Minn.-A bazaar was held June 5 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.-The Clam Falls ALCW set a bake sale at the downtown Frederic garage on June 14.-A lawn breakfast was held on the Wallace Early lawn, Frederic, on June 6.-Doctors reported improved health for Tom Funne, Frederic.-Specials at the Frederic Co-op Super Market, included picnic hams at 39¢ lb., 2 lb. can coffee at $1.29, new potatoes at 10 lbs. for 87¢, fig bars at 2 lbs. for 39¢ and soda crackers at 35¢ lb.-Route’s Super Market, Frederic, had bananas at 10¢ lb., Kool-Aid at 10 pkgs. for 39¢ and bread at 4 loaves for $1.00.-Suzuki was coming to Frederic soon according to an ad from Mr. Q’s Sport Shop.-Services were in progress for 100th anniversary at Trade Lake Baptist Church.-A Lions Club was organized at Siren.-A special meeting was set for Hurley, for Catholic church women.-A loose trailer crashed into a passing car.

20 Years Ago

A rummage and bake sale was held April 28 – 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Webster.-Officers were kept busy at boat landings and peacekeeping was costly.-Luck residents requested speed limit changes.A canoe was swamped and four were arrested at Long Lake boat landing.-Antitreaty protesters picketed at the St. Croix bingo parlor.-A spearfishing rally was held at East Balsam Lake.-Frederic FHA members won state events and again qualified for national competition.-The CRA offered volunteer training.The Luck Village Board members heard about the recycling program.-The Frederic School received an alcohol, drug grant.-Steve Clark promoted the love of bicycling.-Obituaries included Dorothy Stoen, Bill Crosby, Clifford Rasmussen and Clair Frazier.-The River Rats Discount House in St. Croix Falls was the Business of the Week.-Les and Kaya Route were honored as Frederic’s Citizens of the Year.-The shelter for abused women/children was at a new location in Milltown.-Polk County Bloodmobile dates were set.Burnett County’s spearfishing harvest was fairly peaceful.-The tourism committee met at Forts Folle Avoine.-A change in ownership took place at Ben Franklin store, Frederic, when Raymond Petersen and daughter, Pam Sjodin, formed partnership.



866-4334 The village of Webster was the place to be this past weekend. Thousands of people converged on the village on Saturday for the annual craft fair taking place on WHS property. In addition to the library book sale, pancake breakfast at the fort, garage sales galore and Memorial Day activities, one didn’t have to drive far to find something to do. Otis Taylor Post 96 conducted services at the Oak Grove Cemetery with the assistance of the Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts and the Webster High School band. Auxiliary junior members Rachel, Chelsea and Tailor Larson and 2009 Poppy Princess McKenzie Rose Frazee put wreathes on the nine white crosses. Following the service, ALA members served a roast beef dinner to an estimated 150 people at the community center. Nineteen ladies from the Ravishing Rubies Red Hat Society met on Tuesday at Madden’s Restaurant, Siren, and enjoyed a lunch that included a decadent chocolate dessert with ice cream. After singing the red hat song, May birthdays were acknowledged for Mary Gorman, Judy Perron, Virginia Siedschlad, Linda Peterson and Thelma Klugow.

A few reminiscences were made for our recently deceased Vice Queen Jeanette Olson. A search is being made for a replacement, so if anyone is interested in taking over her position as VQ, please give me a call at 715866-4334. Numerous jokes were told by Queen Mother Mary Klar, Janet Snelson, Jeanine Bickford and Jeannie Wagner. A drawing was held for a Red Hat Society cookbook, and Elva Hughes was the winner. Jane Wardean won the door prize of a sequined baseball cap. The next RRRH luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 30, at the Roadhouse, 24568, Hwy. 35/70, Siren. It was decided to change the Aug. 25 luncheon to go in conjunction with the Fort Folle Avoine tea on Thursday, Aug. 27, but we will need to have reservations. Call me if you are interested in attending as part of the RRRH group. Fourteen ladies played dime Bingo on Wednesday afternoon and there were many laughs, goof-ups and giggles, and of course, refreshments furnished by Gladys Beers. Millie Hopkin’s sister, Vera Tromberg of Virginia, Minn., was visiting her for a few days and joined in on the fun.

Burnett Community Library Gratitude is extended to all who donated books and the the boys from Northwest Passage who helped carry books for the Friends of the Library book sale held on Saturday. The sale was a great success. This is another one of the responses received during National Library Week telling why the public library is important to the community … “because it is like an extended friend. Good helpful staff and the materials are very helpful, both as entertainment and information.” Although the library was closed on Memorial Day Monday, a very busy Tuesday more than made up for the day off. There were many new library card applications, and five crates of interlibrary loan books were shipped off through WISCAT. New books were purchased for the upcoming summer school reading program on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., starting on June 10. Charlotte brought fliers up to the school to send home with all the schoolchildren. The first-grade summer school teacher visited the library with plans to bring her summer school students to the library once a week for a story time. The library received the Webwise Seniors training materials this week. It is a series of computer-based learning sessions for basic computers, e-mail, the Internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Outlook. If anyone is interested in using the computers and training materials to learn or brush up on these computer applications, please contact Patti at 715-8667697. It is a great opportunity to gain some self-knowledge this summer. Within the next couple of weeks, the library will be setting up a new database by EBSCO called Career Library. It contains detailed information on more than 2,500 occupations,


including interest and skills assessments, connecting results to the appropriate career clusters and/or occupation list. It also includes state-specific resources, a resume builder and an occupation video library. Meeting reminders • Burnett Community Library Book Club The book chosen for the June 23 meeting is “Suite Francaise,” by Irene Nemirovsky. The club meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month on the lower level of the library. Ask at the desk or call for help to locate the book club selection. The books are selected by book club participants. Everyone is welcome at book club meetings, • There has not been much of a turnout for the new afternoon craft group - Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. on the lower level. Would there be a better day and time? Please let Patti know at 715-866-7697, if people are interested in being a part of a new crafting group. • Children’s story hour at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. New books for children “Dora Celebrates Earth Day,” by Emily Sollinger; “Diego Saves the Sloth,” by Alexis Romany; “Dora Climbs Star Mountain,” by Allison Incher; “Diego and Papi to the Rescue,” by Wendy Wax; “The Kids Guide to Paper Airplanes,” by Christopher Harbo; “123 I Can Paint,” by Irene Luxbacher; “123 I Can Sculpt,” by Irene Luxbacher; “Fiona’s Luck,” by Teresa Bateman; “Katy Did It,” by Lorianne Siomades. Hours Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Burnett Community Library is at 7451 West Main Street in Webster.


I hope everyone took some time out during their Memorial Day holiday festivities to remember just what Memorial Day really stands for. We live in a great country and we need to remember every day just why we can live the way we do. Last Sunday, May 24, late in the afternoon, Art and Bev Beckmark were pleasantly surprised by visitors, Bev Jenson and her granddaughter, Carrie Otto of Minot, N.D., and Bev’s son, Jonathan Jenson of the Twin Cities area. They were up to visit Bev’s aunt in the Luck Nursing Home and decided to stop in. Later, everyone went into Siren and visited with Violet Beckmark. Bev Jenson and granddaughter Carrie returned to Minot late in the day on Memorial Day by Amtrak. Just a quick note for all of you who have enjoyed past music at the Siren Park’s band shell. Mark your calendars for June 28 as a terrific group of five called the O’Briens Forte will be singing at the park on that date at 1 p.m. There will be a freewill offering to help with the costs. Refreshments are planned throughout the concert and during intermission. If you can help provide treats or can help serve, call Donna Tjader at 715-3495192. Extra money earned at this event will be donated to the Community Good Samaritan Fund. Coming to the Siren area soon is our own Loss and Grief Support Group. It will be held

Bev Beckmark

at the Burnett County Family Resource Center. If you would like to sign up for the program or just need more info, call 715-349-2922. The 14th-annual golf tournament presented by Kris’ Pheasant Inn and Sports Bar will be held on Monday, June 8, at the Siren National Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Price for this event is $65 for 18 holes, cart and prime rib dinner after the event at Kris’ Pheasant Inn in Siren, plus lots of prizes. For more info call 715-349-5755 or 715-2202416. Congratulations to elementary students Silas Vasatka, Brennan Koball and Isaac Wegner for being chosen Siren Schools students of the week. The Siren Covenant Church will hold a fundraiser garage sale on Thursday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The proceeds will go towards the community block party coming up in July at the church. The annual kids free fishing contest is coming up on Sunday, June 7, for kids 2 – 17 years of age at the Clam Lake wayside east of Siren on Hwy. 70. Signup is at 8 a.m., with fishing until noon; and the weigh-in at noon. This event is sponsored by the Siren Lions and Lake Country Riders. For more info call 715-349-2400.

It was a little too quiet at the center on Thursday evening with only Ken Hayes, Dave Wardean and Gene Johnson playing pool, and Gladys Beers, Margel Ruck and Theresa Gloege playing cards. It doesn’t seem quite right when the windows aren’t rattling with laughter. Pat and Jack Brimblecom joined the congregate diners on Thursday for Nicky’s everpopular liver and onions dinner. The seniors met afterwards, and an election of officers was held. Officers for 2009-2010 are: president – Mary Klar; vice president – Gladys Beers; secretary – Margel Ruck; and treasurer – Jane Wardean. It was decided to donate $25 towards purchasing magnetic signs to put on a 1940 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Bob Gleason, and it will be driven in the Fourth of July parade with people from our senior center and nutrition program riding in it. We also will be doing a fundraiser by selling tickets for a quilt being donated by Eunice Tollander, afghan from Margel Ruck and a heated back massager from Jane Wardean. In addition to a meatloaf dinner on Friday, Nicky served birthday cake to those having May birthdays. It was Minnesota Twins Day; and Earl Boelter won baked goodies from Nicky for having the best attire. I’m glad to hear that Earl is feeling better after being diagnosed with Lyme disease and now receiving proper treatment. On Friday, June 26, it will be a most unique hat contest; so get your thinking caps on and come up with something stylish, outlandish or whatever. Many friends of Pastor John and Virginia Siedschlag honored them on Saturday afternoon with a program and refreshments at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Webster. We wish them a very well-deserved retirement and a long, healthy and happy life to enjoy it in. They will be greatly missed. Margel Ruck and her mother, Olive Gehrke of Balsam Lake, rode with Margel’s sister Charlene and Laverne Saxe of Hague, and nephew Craig Saxe, to the 60th wedding anniversary celebration of her brother Bob and Doris Gehrke, of Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, at Nativity Lutheran Church in St. Anthony, Minn. Margel was one of the Hi, everybody! Blacky here from Humane Society of Burnett County. Well, our wine and cheese fundraiser has come and gone, and though I got to go, it didn’t turn out exactly like I had planned. I was so happy to be there that right off the bat I slipped my collar and was tearing all over the parking area, barking and showing people where to park their cars. I guess I got way overexcited because it took both my mom and her friend to catch me and get me back under control. I can’t help it. I don’t get out too often so, when I do, I turn into a lunatic. Anyway, I wound up spending the rest of the event back in the truck with my brother. Mom said she didn’t have enough money with her to pay for all the bottles of wine I might break. I wasn’t so charming after all, but I still had fun; she brought us some cheese to sample, I could hear the music playing and Dave and Mandikat singing, and we stopped and got to go swimming on the way home. And, I saw a bear too! It was probably that pest who’s been hanging around my house. I bet he was sleeping in my dirt hole while I was gone. Hmmph! But back to the party ... there were a lot of people there this year, way more than last year, and my furry pals, at least, got to mingle with folks and sniff out the food table. It made me happy to see such a good turnout, and I was grateful that my brother and I had a little bit of a diversion. We had a bad week. On the Tuesday after Memorial Day, our eldest brother went off to lie under that big oak tree in the sky. His name was Casper, and he was 16 years and almost 2 months old. He died unassisted here at our house, with all of us around, and he’s got a permanent resting spot under a big shade tree. That’s where he liked to be. My remaining brother spends a fair amount of time sitting next to his grave yet. I think his death has hit him the hardest; they were together for a lot of years. For me, nighttime is hard because, now, I sleep by myself. There’s no snoring to lull me to sleep, I’m lonesome, and I cry, so Mom turns the radio on to keep me company. I usually like to think that I’m pretty special, but Casper was a one-in-amillion dog. He always had on a happy face, and he loved life so much that sometimes I thought he’d burst. He never complained, and he was never pushy or overbearing by any means; he had one speed - medium-slow. I don’t know anyone

Mary Klar bridesmaids int heir wedding and greatly enjoyed looking at all of the memorabilia from the wedding. Also attending were Margel’s sister Sharon and Carter Barker of Lynd, Minn., sister Juneal and Fred Manner of Camereo, Calif., sister Dorene Hendrickson of Balsam Lake, daughter Charlotte and Mike Asher of Danbury, and daughter Cheryl Smith of Baldwin. Happy 95th birthday to Bernice Burnett who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, May 31, and after singing and giving her birthday wishes at morning services at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, she was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Also, congratulations to Dana Doriott, daughter of Brenda Bentley and David Doriott, who is engaged to be married to Clint Peterson of Medford, on Aug. 1. Sunday afternoon was a busy time for the parents of Abby Ingalls, Alex Clemmons, Ashley Clay, Brad Nutt, Brandon Pierce, Dakota Gardner, Jake Mosher, Kyle Godfrey, Mick Macke, Nick Krinkie, Niels Van Vliet, Amanda Bachman and Quentin Johnson as they served food to scores of family and friends offering their congratulations to the youths as they finished their finals days at good old Webster High School. It was exactly 50 years ago that I graduated from there too, but I’m afraid to ask my former classmates Jackie Swedberg, Normie Garlie and Jackie Witzany when our reunion is going to be, because they will ask me to get busy working on it! Our next dining at five evening meal will be served at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, and Nicky will be serving BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, mini salad bar, rhubarb torte for dessert, and milk and rolls. Call 715866-5300 to sign up now. Our special thanks go to Kurt Anderson for mowing the lawn again this week; Terry Erickson for donating rubber gripper jar openers to all the diners on Wednesday; Lily Gleason for donating rhubarb and tilling up the raised garden beds; and Margel Ruck for donating and planting tomatoes and peppers. Our prayers and get-well wishes continue to go out to Don Hanson as he is in the intensive care unit in the hospital in Duluth; and Maxine Peterson’s son, Michael Unger. who didn’t like him, and he never met a human he didn’t like - even the stupid kid who used to throw rocks at him. There’s a hole in my family now in the shape of a portly dog, and we all feel it terribly. Mom shed a lot of tears herself, but she says we should be comforted by the fact that he lived the best life a dog could ever wish for. He had more adventures and YAPpenings travels, and people who loved him, and if you added up all the miles he walked over his lifetime, they would stretch to the moon. When I think about Casper, I think about pinwheels and flowers and springtime and other stuff that makes people smile, because that’s what he did. He was the most quietly cheerful dog I’ve ever known. I love you, Little C, and someday we will play together again. Oh ... no! I just got word of some more bad news. Cripes, this isn’t a good week for dogs at all! I was just told that my buddy, Toby, was killed by a vehicle. Toby belonged to our kennel manager, Lucas, and I first met him when I came to the shelter as a surrender two years ago. Toby was a lucky dog - every day was Bring Your Dog to Work day for him. He got to know and play with nearly every dog that came to the shelter, almost every day! He made me feel comfortable when I first arrived, because he didn’t care who you were or what your story was. He just wanted to be your friend and make you feel like you belonged. This is awful, and my heart goes out to Lucas and his wife, Kendra. Things just won’t be the same when I go to the shelter anymore, but I decided I’m going to imagine that Casper and Toby are off having some good fun with each other now. They’re both entitled - they’re two in a million. I’m going to end my column here for this week. Next week, I will bring you the regular shelter news and some happier endings. Meanwhile, appreciate your pets, everybody, because life can change real quick. HSBC is saving lives, one at a time., 715-866-4096.

Blacky Shelter



653-4281 Another Jam Session will be held this coming Saturday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. (Note changes in hours.) If nice weather, it will be held outside on the church lawn. The treat will include hot dogs and beverages plus good music. Welcome! Members of the Lewis church board met last Wednesday for the monthly meeting preceded by a potluck lunch. Planning is under way for the Charles E. Lewis celebration plus tent revival, the second weekend in August. Spring is going too fast, with lilacs on the way out, along with ornamental crabs and radiant lilies of the valley. Spirea or bridal wreath is at its finest. Gardens are being planted but need rain. Volunteers raked the park area and the piles of pine needles were hauled away. Housing changes are taking place in Lewis

with new residents in the former Ernie Bengtson house and also in the former Arvid Pearson house across from the Schoolhouse Bar. The June issue of the church newsletter arrived in mailboxes this week. If it didn’t arrive at your house, please contact the Siren UM office at 715-349-2204. Welcome back to Alice and Charles Ford of rural Frederic, who spent several weeks in Tucson, Ariz., for graduation events. The Indianhead Gem and Mineral Society met Monday at the senior citizens center in Luck. The NW Regional Writers will meet Friday, June 12, at Espresso Cabin near the Catholic Church, Grantsburg, at 1 p.m. The assignment is to write on “I wonder what’s in the envelope?” Food available. Attendance at present has been good, in the neighborhood

Mindy is a 3-yearold, spayed female collie - border collie mix. She loves to be with people and would make a great family pet. Mindy is a lover of toys and playing games. Her happy spirit makes an afternoon of chores easier to do. Mindy feels it is her duty to help you with any activity in the yard. She has a desire to learn all she can, and if

you want to teach her with the aid of a few treats, well what could be better. This happy gal, Mindy, is waiting for her chance to shine in your backyard. Arnell The kennels are full, both cat and dog. There are a number of de-

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of 14 to 15. We hope you are reading pupils’ poems and stories in Writers Corner as they won prizes in recent school contests sponsored by the NW Regional Writers. Those who mow the church lawn are appreciated. If anyone wants to contribute money for gas, that will also be welcome. A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. Others are planting flowers in the flower beds at church. Nancy Jappe, Siren United Methodist lay speaker, was in charge of Sunday’s service at both the Lewis and Siren UM churches. Husband Lou accompanied her. A special treat was having two Siren students play several clarinet duets which had won prizes in recent contests. They are Kaylene Johnson and Rachel Gloodt, and they will be going to Florida to perform there. clawed senior cats still waiting for homes, as well as Sara and Cara, the 12-week-old lookalike female kittens. The dog kennel lineup is full of fresh new faces. Monroe is a golden red chow mix. He sits for toys or treats and loves to play in the water. Crickett is a sweet miniature corgi, and Penny is a young female purebred redbone coonhound. Also available: Travis, the yellow Lab mix, sweet and friendly, and Trudy, the shy min. pinscher. All need loving homes. Even though Arnell is the best option for these dogs while they are looking for new homes, life at the shelter can be stressful, and they are anxious to get out into the

Siren Senior Center According to my reporters, nothing exciting has happened at the center this past week. That doesn’t mean that we haven’t had outstanding attendances at the dime Bingo, 500 and Spade games. Eighteen people turned out to play dime Bingo on Tuesday, 28 for 500 on Wednesday and 24 for Spades on Friday. Everyone is welcome to come and join us; the more the merrier. The winners at 500 this week were D’Ann Becker, Bob Becker, Inez Pearson, Anke Olesen and Ron Yourchuck. Winners at Spades on Friday were Marie Bentley, Millie Hartshorn, Nona Severson, Dorothy Cronquist and Cora D’Jong. Special thanks to all of the good people who brought goodies to share with the players; they were Ann Smith muffins, Nona Severson bars and donut holes, Marie Van Guilder cookies and Inez Pearson bars. If

nothing else, the card players are never short on sweets. A memoriam of $200 was donated by the family of Isabelle Schindler to the center. Isabelle was one of our regular 500 players, and we will always remember her by her nine bids. The last time she played cards at the center I had the honor of playing at the same table with her, and I will always remember, she said “I love to bid nine.” Her partners cringed sometimes, but she usually made her bid. We miss Isabelle. Remember the dining at five will be this Thursday, the 4th. If you haven’t made a reservation call 715-349-2845 so your name will be on the list. CeCe is planning on having baked chicken, twice baked potatoes, green beans, salad bar and trifle for dessert. Marge Nyberg reported that the box of

Western books that were donated by the Lions Club via Jane Wilcox disappeared shortly after they were brought in. Promises were made by the takers that they would be returned as soon as they were read, so we did have some happy readers last week. We manage to have a nice variety of novels and mysteries donated but seem to be always short on Westerns, so if you have any to share keep the center in mind. Remember our furry friends at the Burnett County Humane Society. We still have a donation box at the center if you would care to share with them. They not only need food, but cleaning supplies, office supplies, used clean blankets, sheets and everything else that you would normally supply your dogs and cats with. Good news for our card recyclers; I have

Karen Johnson will be one of the chaperones for the trip. Others who helped with Sunday’s service were ushers LaVonne and John Boyer, Sylvia Schaetzel, pianist Starr Warndal and organist Gloria Chell. Last Sunday we were almost smothered by mounds of lilacs and today we were back to several vases on the altar. Coffee and goodies were served after the service by Marie and Bob Nelson. Bob will undergo a medical procedure at St. Croix Falls to correct a problem and is very optimistic. He is surrounded by prayers. Shirley Staples, Rene and Dan Edge spent Friday evening at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., to attend the Joel Osteen Night of Hope and Saturday evening they attended the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour also at the Target Center. beautiful summer weather. A handful of volunteers faithfully take the dogs for walks when they can, but people get busy and the shelter dogs wait patiently for their turn on the leash. The Arnell shelter dogs are in need of responsible, dedicated dog walkers. If you are 16 years or older and have time, our shelter dogs are waiting for you. Don’t forget about the Walk, Run or Fly Shelter Hike in Oakey Park, Osceola this Friday evening, June 5. Registration for the half-mile hike is at the park between 5 and 6 p.m. Help the Arnell animals by enjoying an evening stroll in the park with your pet. Call

Barb Munger found a source for our large envelopes that are $5.00 cheaper a box than what we can get them up North. I am bringing home four boxes with me. Also will have some goodies for Millie’s craft room, so you can see this trip is not all work but play also. Happy to say my daughter is coming along nicely, and I should be home by the 11th. Keeping my fingers crossed. The center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and everyone is welcome. Oh! I have a little tip for all of the bird lovers up there. I am probably the only person who has never heard this, but did you know that Robins love raisins? I can hardly wait to get home to throw some out for my birds. Until next week, stay healthy.

Academic news MADISON – The University of WisconsinMadison has recognized students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic year. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Schools or colleges typically require students to rank in the top 10 percent of their class or achieve a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher in order to receive this honor. Here are the students from the local area who have received this honor: Amery William R. Badman, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Marie A. Clark, School of Nursing; Sarah E. A. Dufresne, College of Engineering; Rachel K. Elbing, School of Medicine and Public Health; Sarah E. Elbing, School of Education; Erika A. Leadholm, School of Education; Christopher M. Magnine, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Megan C. Meagher, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Eva Vasiljevic, College of Letters and Science; Jared P. Waterman, School of Medicine and Public Health. Balsam Lake Bryna S. Nielsen, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Clear Lake Emily E. Mason, School of Medicine and Public Health. Cumberland Jordan T. Bowen, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Joshua B. Burling, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; An-

drea L. Donatelle, School of Pharmacy; Aaron M. Hendricks, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Daniel M. O’Brien, School of Human Ecology; Erica R. Sampson, College of Letters and Science.

Shell Lake Matthew J. Pesko, School of Education.

Danbury Trever T. Greene, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Spooner Levi R. Ortmann, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. - submitted ••• CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Tyler Mullenbach of Balsam Lake, was named to the Coe College dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester. Mullenbach a Clark Merit Scholar, and member of Crescent Chapter Mortar Board and Sigma Phi Sigma. Mullenbach, son of Steve Mullenbach and Karen Parks, is a 2006 graduate of Amery High School. Located near the heart of Cedar Rapids, Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized liberal arts college providing superior quality educational experiences for students since 1851. – submitted ••• AMES, Iowa – At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies, 3,015 students received degrees. Iowa State

Frederic River G. Karl, College of Engineering; Sandi L. Ritchey, School of Education. Grantsburg Maarja A. Anderson, College of Letters and Science; Kelcy E. Johnson, School of Pharmacy; Whitney C. Johnson, College of Engineering. Luck Abigail R. Armour, School of Education; Evan Hall, College of Letters and Science; Sarah J. Olson, College of Letters and Science.

Siren Kristina S. Sherstad, School of Business.

Osceola Ryan E. Carlson, College of Engineering; Joseph L. Elmquist, College of Engineering; Trevor D. Hunt, College of Engineering; Adam M. Johnson, College of Letters and Science; Kelly J. Larson, College of Letters and Science; Elizabeth C. Peterson, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Jeffrey A. Thiel, School of Education; Shannon D. Born at Burnett Medical Center: A girl, Jasmine Lidia Marie Spohn, born Tomfohrde, College of Agricultural and Life May 26, 2009, to Erin and Robert Spohn, Sciences. Grantsburg. Jasmine weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. St. Croix Falls Grandparents are Linda Dahl of Grantsburg William N. Springer, College of Agriculand Steve Dahl of Grantsburg. tural and Life Sciences; Chase P. Walters, ••• College of Engineering; Kelsey E. DouA girl, Stacie Marie Hansen, born May 28, glass-White, School of Nursing. 2009, to Jennifer and Luke Hansen. Stacie

awarded 2,441 undergraduate degrees, 356 master’s degrees, 113 veterinary medicine degrees and 105 doctor of philosophy degrees. Joshua A. Anderson, St. Croix Falls, graduated with a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy. ••• SUPERIOR – The University of WisconsinSuperior has named the following students to the dean’s list for academic achievement in the spring 2009 semester: Marley Hanson, Cushing; Alexander Wolden, Frederic; Lisa Anderson and Jory Fleischauer, Grantsburg; Joshua and Kelsey Bazey, Luck; Andy Bach, Sarah Gilson, Jaclyn Houston and Chad Kromrey, Osceola; and Mitchell Olson, Webster. UW-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college, offering students academic challenge, solid career training and preparation to become lifelong learners. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have completed 15 semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). •••

Birth announcements weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 19-1/2 inches long. Siblings are Logan, Kelly-Jo and Nicolas. Grandparents are Sue and Jimmy Wessels of Grantsburg, Paul and Tammy Johnson of Falun and Jeff Hansen of Falun. Great-grandparents are Joe and Kathleen Johnson of North Branch, Minn., Don Mill of Cambridge, Minn., and Maggie and Joe Leverty of Siren. •••


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Luck Senior Center by Kathy Mueller

It’s June, summer must be here. We have a few June birthdays. Gaylan Jensen’s birthday is on the 18th; Doris Henriksen celebrates on the 28; Jan Bergeron on the 14th and Myrtle Johnson on the 15th. We have many new members at the center, and I don’t have birthdays for them yet. So happy birthday to all of you who have yours in June. It’s time again to give gratitude to the people who volunteer to do those endless tasks that keep our place in good shape. Mr. Randall (I don’t know his first name–he is Judy Randall’s husband) offered to weld a broken table leg for us. We checked out his work the

News from the Service SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Christina R. Edgell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Steve Edgell of Centuria, and granddaughter of Elverna Anderson of Frederic.

other day and he even painted the weld job–thanks much. Fred Sampe has been cutting our grass for years now, and he is back at it again this summer—thank you Fred. I need to say thanks again to the Rural American Bank of Luck for being our host the second Wednesday of the month and to Margie Anderson for her baked goods. And did you stop by the center last Wednesday, May 27? That was Dave Mueller behind the counter. And I hear he did just fine after an initial tussle with the coffee maker. His first few customers got cold coffee, but after that all went well. We are still planning our trip to see the iris gardens in Forest Lake on Monday, June 8. If you are interested in going, please sign up at the center. Our Women’s Tea is coming up on June 19. That’s a Friday, and it will be at 1 p.m. We need anyone interested in coming to sign up by June 12. Call the center at 715-4728285 or stop by to sign up. That event is going to be fun! If you are planning on coming to the center for lunch that day, you will need to come in by 11a.m., and finish lunch by noon. We have to get the place spiffed up for our tea. Our building is available for rent for special occasions. Please call us for rates, which are very reasonable. TOPS meets at our building every Tuesevening. day The Indianhead Rock and Mineral Society (the Rock Club) meets there the first Monday of every month during the summer months. Those people who like rocks are fun loving and very interesting. Everyone is welcome

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Interstate Park news Naturalist programs at Wisconsin Interstate Park Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7 Free Fishing Weekend. No fishing licenses required in Wisconsin. All other rules and regulations apply. Saturday, June 6 National Trails Day. Junior Angler Workshop, 9-11 a.m. at the picnic area near the fishing pier on Lake O’ the Dalles. An opportunity for beginning anglers of all ages to learn fishing basics with an instructor. Learn to rig a pole, tie a knot, bait a hook, cast and catch a fish. Fishing gear available for use. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is free, but a Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter the park. For more information contact Julie at 715-483-3747. Hiking the Ice Age Trail on National Trails Day, 2 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 the naturalist for a short hike to learn about the unique geology of Interstate Park, and get tips for other nearby hiking opportunities to celebrate National Trails Day. Frog Hike with Randy Korb, 8-9:30 p.m. Meet at the Ice Age Center for an introduction to real Wisconsin frogs and an opportunity for children to hold and feed them. Then travel to nearby ponds to look and listen for frogs in their native habitat. A program sponsored by the Friends of Interstate Park. Fee $5 for nonmembers/$3 for members. For more information, or to become a Friends member, contact Julie at 715-483-3747. Sunday, June 7 State Parks Open House Day. Free admission to all Wisconsin State Parks. Twilight Full Moon Paddle, 5:30-8:30 p.m., from the river boat launch to Osceola

Will In late January my friend called to tell me he was going to “put down” his best friend, Will. The day before, I had come down with a raging case of IBS, which had not subsided. I gave him my condolences and declined to be there because I could hardly get out of bed. It was tough because Will was my friend too. The first time I met him he was seven months old and we were on a goose hunt with Rick and Larry. He had the enthusiasm of all puppies. The last few years he had slowed down like the rest of us. I always wonder if our pets understand what a big part of our lives they are. I really hope there is a Rainbow Bridge. In Larry’s anticipation of the inevitable, he wrote this poem.


He came to me on a sunny day full of pep and energy. Big brown eyes soft yellow fur, smiley face and big old paws. He was born to hunt and be a friend. I taught him well and he knows the rules Won’t be long and he’ll have no flaws even if he has big old paws. Drop a goose and he’ll bring it back. What a sight to see him track. Loves the children with whom he’ll play, And never wants them to go away. He’s getting old now, and rather white, And he even barks in the middle of the night. Now there are times he can hardly hear, and he’s not too fast. Our walks are slower than in the past. The time will come when this, will end – and to us no better friend. Stay with me; don’t go away he seems to say, As he sleeps all through the day. Too cold now to take a walk, the big brown eyes say stay inside And let me lay by your side. Very seldom do his ears perk up and the shine come back to his eyes But when they do, all the special feelings and memories rise He’s been a special friend, pal, buddy, partner, All of the above and more, to add to the final score Old Will has shown us love, always with us and all forgiving Never doubting or questioning

Just there to help us through To see him set, muscles taut, sparkling eyes shining in sunrise, waiting for the command Fetch – then race across the land to Bring a bird back and give to hand. I love this dog and all we’ve done, remembering the days when just he and I had the woods to ourselves and the birds in the sky. Of the lessons learned but soon forgot, the porcupines and trip to the vet, the neighbors shooting on Christmas Day Again to the vet, cripes what a pet, the stomach surgery. The screaming of the raccoon as it was drowning him and the call for help that he howled out. How can one forget. And then again another coon, another scream, deeper water Down he goes, the gurgling sound and then they surface with one last thrust the final chance to make the bust. Gets run over in the drive, bowled right over by a big Suburban. Two days at the vet and not even broken There is much to tell of Will, The love he’d show toward everyone It was contagious for those that knew him He was No. 1 Through big brown eyes his Kindness was shown His beautiful face and chiseled frame He was a dog of fame. Oh, the children, He loved them all Mauled by Caleb when they were small. Cuddled by the girls, Heather and Leila, Loved by Maria, Cody too, and Analise and Aubriana, Little Brent, yes, he too. Will, Will, Will they all would call. Then there he would be For one and all. Axe

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Ella Kerkow of St. Croix Falls checks out a bullfrog. – Photo submitted Landing. The full moon of June is often called the Full Strawberry Moon, a reference to when the native Algonquin tribes of the Great Lakes area would find wild strawberries ripening. Join National Park Ranger Dale Cox on a 6-1/2-mile guided float on the St. Croix River to observe the park at twilight in spring and learn about the special nature of this protected area. Participants must provide their own canoe/kayak and other gear, including a personal floatation device which must be worn at all times while on the river. Rentals and shuttle services are available through area outfitters licensed by the National Park Service. The program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information call Dale at 715-483-2272. Thursday, June 11 Nature story time, 10 a.m. Join naturalist Barb Walker for a story and activity chosen especially for children pre-K through kindergarten and their parents. Check at the park office upon arrival for program location. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy 8. For more information call Julie or Barb at 715-483-3747.

June 1, 2009, bright and sunny, 64 degrees, flowers are up outside our building. Someone does have a green thumb! Tuesday was our same busy day at the center, starting with 12 people exercising for one hour. With everyone suggesting a different exercise to do, it makes it much more interesting. Weights up to 10 pounds, large rubber balls, stretchy bands and a good imagination, plus a little humor of a good, clean joke, makes one hour fly by. Skip-Bo has been interesting also. Who wants to sit on my left side, who wants to be at the second table and who gets the most Skip-Bo cards in one game makes for a lot of fun. And then, the crowd starts coming in for the afternoon of 500 cards. If any of this sounds like fun to you or even if you would just like to watch, stop by our senior center any day of the week between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and check us out. 500 card winners on Tuesday were: Ray Nelson, Cliff Qualle, Olga Young, Phil Mevissen and Ron Flostrand. Domino winners were Ione White, George Meixner and Donna Schlosser. Thursday evening card winners were: Elaine Edlund, Bren Nel Ward, Arliss Rosen

and Rich Hustad. Roger Greenly and Lorena Kolve won the nine bid. On Sunday, to usher out the month of May, we held our senior spring fling. It was like a new restaurant had opened at the center, with all the foods and desserts that were brought in by the nearly 40 members and friends. Winners of cards for the afternoon were: Lonnie Jones, Ron Flostrand, Ray Nelson, Charlie Mevissen, Irvin Bird, Kim Rosen, Elaine Edlund and Rich Hustad. Vern Lundstrom and Rich Hustad were winners of the nine bid. Big talk of the afternoon was Junior Lindh who bid 10 and made it. Domino winners for the afternoon were: Ione Meixner, George Meixner, Delores Benson and Martha Lundstrom. We should all remember that dues of $8 are payable to treasurer Ron Edlund. Upcoming events are the Red Cross bloodmobile at the American Legion on Wednesday, June 3, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Good Sam Samboree at the Polk County Fairgrounds June 17 through June 21. Also remember the local farmers market will be starting soon near the overlook area. Until next week – get those flowers and veggies planted soon!

SCRMC Employee of the Month St. Croix Regional Medical Center congratulates Missy Johnson, who has been chosen employee of the month for June. Johnson is a senior registration associate at SCRMC. – Photo submitted




were Marlene Mishler, Jim Yaekel and Gene Wickham. Al and Marge Wolf met their snowbird friends, Art and Naomi Doreau, at Tobie’s Café after they returned to their home in South St. Paul, Minn., from Florida. Al and Art have been friends since second grade. Former Cloverton resident, Lola Royer, is back in the area again from her winter home in Cloride, Ariz. She and her partner, Gary Vandelinde, live in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., in the summer. Dave Valareus worked with Frank Schaaf in Minneapolis, Minn., and he came from his home in Zimmerman recently to visit Frank and Mary. Mary will have hip replacement next month. Clara Lilly and her family attended the Native American Memorial services at Lake Lena on Memorial Day. To help their parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, the children of Sandi and Dave Drake gave them a four-day trip to a resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Despite the cold, they had a wonderful time. Memorial Day weekend at the home of Cheryl and Gene Wickham included 30 people going four-wheeling on 25 machines. Cheryl spent the time baby-sitting their 5-

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Karen and Hank Mangelsen went to River Falls Thursday evening. They attended the preschool graduation of their grandson, Baxter Mangelsen. Alan Hanna was an overnight guest Friday of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were supper guests of Holly, Jake, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen Friday. They helped Jake and Holy celebrate their wedding anniversary. Saturday Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen traveled to Odessa, Minn., to attend the high school graduation open house for their niece, Samantha Larson, daughter of Ronda’s sister, Gloria. Maynard and Ronda stayed overnight with another sister, Diane and Jerry Stieb of Big Stone City, S.D., and they returned home Sunday. Karen and Hank Mangelsen went to Barron Saturday afternoon. They attended the open

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house for their great-niece, Brianna Romsos, who graduated from high school. On the way home, they visited Wayne, Marie and Jason Romsos at the Romsos Farm. Donna and Gerry Hines were supper guests of Brian, Jane, Jenny, Justin and Bryton Hines at their cabin Saturday. They helped Jane celebrate her birthday. Gerry and Donna Hines called on Nina and Lawrence Hines Sunday morning. Sue and Roger Mroszak joined a number of family members Sunday for a potluck meal at the home of Sue’s sister, Nancie Naughton of rural Luck. It was a special time to visit Sue’s brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Diana Ebert, who came from California. Don and Lida Nordquist visited Donna and Gerry Hines Sunday evening.

Engagement Pierce/Pope Avery Rae Pierce and Tyler Steven Pope, Webster, would like to announce their upcoming wedding, Friday, June 26, at Forts Folle Avoine, Danbury. Avery is attending the UW-River Falls. She is the daughter of Brenda Pierce, Webster, and the late Thomas Pierce. Tyler is employed with Pope Construction. He is the son of Arlan and Debie Pope, Webster. – Photo by Falls Photo

Grantsburg Public Library Gratitude is extended to all who took the time to answer the library’s survey. It’s reassuring to know you think the library staff is doing a good job in meeting your needs. We’ve taken into consideration the areas you feel need improving. One area will be an increase in books on CDs. June book orders are now listed in the notebook on the checkout counter. Place a hold on your reading or listening preference before they arrive. The Merlin Catalog has a new look – check it out. Using your library card, transactions can be done from home. If you haven’t used the catalog and aren’t sure how to use it, come to the library and one of the staff will get you started. Our Wednesday morning preschoolers were very excited about the picnic held on the last day of their program. Carrying their lunches in brown paper bags, they searched the building for a picnic spot as the weather prevented them from going outside to eat. Settled in front of the fireplace, ghost stories were told around the campfire. The book club that meets the first Tuesday

each month is now reading “Dreams from My Father,” by President Barack Obama. If you’re interested in joining call the library at 715-463-2244. The summer reading program Grantsburg Goes Green will begin Wednesday, June 17, at 1 p.m. Coordinator Janel Hutton has planned five weeks of guests, crafts, stories and prizes, with Lake Superior Zoo coming Wednesday, July 1. More information will become available as we near the first Wednesday of the program. This is the last week of Walter Fluegel’s photographic display. Stop in and see what amazing photos he creates with his camera and computer. Hours Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the library will be closed Saturdays, June 6 through August 29. E-mail address for the library is library@grantsburg.

year-old granddaughter, Bailey. They painted horses and played cards. Darlene Merimonti had a series of enjoyable activities over Memorial weekend. One day had her at daughter Barb’s in Yellow Lake. They went to a craft sale. On Sunday and Monday, she was at daughter Donna’s home in Pine City. Darlene caught lots of sunfish, but Donna only caught one, so she went and made a fire instead. Former resident, Evelyn Johnson, said she

had a wonderful visit with Deloris Schirmer and her son, Del, at the Hay Creek Outpost recently. Upon learning that Del is a snowboarding instructor in Colorado at times, she checked with her grandsons in the Twin Cities and, sure enough, they had taken lessons from Del. What a small world! Enjoy your summer, wherever you are.

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Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, we had a potluck picnic dinner and spades was played with the following winners: Willis Williams in first place, Arnie Borchert in second place, Donald Danielson in third place and Marlyce Borchert in fourth place. It was a busy weekend at the center with Saturday’s food and fellowship and Monday’s Memorial Day potluck picnic menu. Clareece made a Memorial flag cake. Tuesday Whist was played. This table has some good players that enjoy their cards. Wednesday the Pokeno girls always have a good group. The pool players and the morning coffee gang make our center a good, fun place to gather.

Thursday 500 cards was played with the following winners: Del Hansen in first place, Mickey Kilmer in second place, Nina Vold in third place and Nona Severson in fourth place. Executive meeting was Friday, May 29. Keep in mind, our monthly meeting will be Friday, June 5, at 1:30 p.m. Pokeno game will start at 12:30 p.m. All members urged to attend. Support our center so we can continue to enjoy the activities provided here. Saturday, June 6, potluck and celebration of the June birthdays. The following members are honored: Ferne Baker, Bernie Polson and Netha Palen. “You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.”


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Thank you does not seem enough to say to everyone who made the benefit for MARILYN SEDERLUND possible. It is very humbling, knowing how many people she touched, respected & loved, and seeing how it was reciprocated. A very special thank-you to: Village of Frederic Frederic School Board Frederic Village Board Frederic Lions Club Frederic Lioness Club Southfork Sportsman’s Club Clam Falls Lutheran Church Thrivent For Lutherans and very special individuals: LaVone & Phil, Krissy, John, Robin, Scott, Lee, June, Dave, Barry. Thanks to everyone who worked or donated. We truly do live in God’s Country. God bless you all.

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Many friends, family members and former co-workers poured into the Cloverton Town Hall on Saturday to pay their last respects to Jim Allen, who passed away on May 17, at age 73, due to respiratory and heart problems. This intelligent, friendly and very private man touched all of us with his thoughtfulness and his indomitable wit. He will be missed and our sympathies are with Helen, Mark and Jeff and their families. The annual pancake breakfast, hosted by the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department, was a success once again. Over 380 people were served. Ten hearty souls went in and cleaned the Wilma Hall the day before and came back the next morning, along with many other volunteers, to cook, serve and clean up. Fire Chief Mike McCullen served his fish fry to the Saturday workers. He also would like to extend gratitude to everyone who helped out. The May meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers was held at the Duxbury home of Patrice Winfield. Special guests were Toni and Myrna Williamson, and it was good to have Rosie and Jim Yaekel back with us from their winter home in Illinois. Sandi and Dave Drake brought the door prize and cake. Evelyn Johnson was the big winner of the thermos and two insulated cups. May birthdays


POLK COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS Amery Public Library The Amery Area Public Library has recently been part of a grant through the Indianhead Federated Library System to purchase materials to help displaced and unemployed workers. The following books have been added to the collection at the Amery Area Public Library: “Career Coward’s Guide to Career Advancement,” by K. Piotrowski “Best Answers to 202 Job Interview Question,” by Daniel Porot “Barron’s GED: High School Equivalency Exam,” by Murray Rockowitz “Job Search Handbook for People With Disabilities,” by D. Ryan “What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here?” by Cynthia Shapiro “Interview Magic,” by Susan Whitcomb “Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Job Perfect,” by Marc Dorio “Knock ‘em Dead Cover Letters,” by Martin Yate “Knock ‘em Dead 2009: The Ultimate Job Search Guide,” by Martin Yate “Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?” by Martin Yate “Knock ‘em Dead Resumes,” by Martin Yate Library notes Career/Networking and Job Support Group will be meeting at the Amery Area Public Library on Thursday, June 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Led by Allen Carlson, this group will explore options for the unemployed or underemployed as a support group. Everyone is welcome. Summer reading begins on June 8 at the Amery Area Public Library. Stop in and sign your child up to read or listen to books over the summer. Keep those hard-won skills over the summer months. Our theme this year is Be Creative at Your Library. Kids of all ages can sign up for different levels, Read To Me, Regular Reader, 50-page club and 100-

page club. Summer reading ends on Bike rodeo June 6 at the library The library is partnering with the Aug. 26. Pick up a brochure at the circulation desk for a list of summer events. Frederic Police Department to host a biThanks to Kate Isaakson for helping us cycle rodeo for all kids who ride bikes on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the liwith the brochure. The library display cases would like to brary. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., showcase handmade items made by li- and participants who ride the course brary patrons. If you have an item you will have their names put in a drawing would like to display bring it to the li- for new helmets and bikes. Mark your brary, and it will be added to our collec- calendars for the bicycle rodeo on June 6, and be sure to bring your bikes and tion to be viewed over the summer. Story time will meet at 10:30 a.m. on your helmets when you come. June 3 with Elaine and puppet friends. On June 10 the first program for Summer Summer library program begins Registration for the Be Creative at Reading features Dance Revels Moving “History: A Day in the Life of a Your Library summer program begins Voyageur.” It will start at 10:30 a.m. June 8 for all kids from preschool to Everyone is welcome for this creative tweens and teens. We have all kinds of hands-on activities planned, and we are look at our history. The Friends of the Library book group looking for donated craft materials. If meet on June 15, to discuss “Gap Creek,” you have extra yarn, knitting needles, by Robert Morgan, a story of Ap- crochet hooks, beads, buttons, fabric, palachia, an early Oprah pick. Pick up a felt, specialty papers, glitter, glue, or other materials, please donate them to copy at the desk and join us at 7 p.m. Otaku Club meets every Tuesday at 5 the summer library program, and they p.m. for teens who love manga, anime will become awesome art projects. We and gaming. Teens and older are wel- appreciate your support. come. Teens Read meets on June 29, from 5:30 Family Days book and bake sale If you’re cleaning shelves and closets, to 6:30 p.m., to discuss “The Radioactive Boy Scout,” by Ken Silverstein. Join us please consider donating your gently for book talk about this fascinating and used books, music, and movies to the liscary biography. Pick up a book at the circulation desk. Needed – bakers for the Debt Reduction bake sale at Bremer Bank on June 12, at 9 a.m. Bring baked items to the library on Thursday, June 11, before 2 p.m. or to Brown Bag Library Lecture the bank on Friday morning. Help us re- Yoga with Cindi at the Polk County Library Federation on June 11, noon – 1 tire our debt. p.m. Yoga helps improve balance, strength Library hours and flexibility and leads to greater selfHours are Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., awareness, confidence and peace of Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 mind. Join Certified Kripalu Yoga inp.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday structor Cindi Buenzli on Thursday, June 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 11, from noon -1 p.m., at the Polk County 1 p.m. Library Federation for a trial yoga experience. Buenzl’s gentle yet enthusiastic style encourages people of all ages and abilities to give yoga a try. Please wear com-

St. Croix Falls Public Library Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, except Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed on Sunday. 715-483-1777. E-mail: Online: Balsam Lake Public Libary 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., Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E-mail: Web site Centuria Public Library Monday: Noon - 5 p.m.; Tuesday: noon - 7 p.m.; Wednesday: noon - 5 p.m.; Thursday: noon - 7 p.m.; Friday: closed; and Saturday: 10 a.m. - noon. Luck Public Library Open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Fridays we will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday we will be open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

brary’s annual Family Days bake/book sale, which will be held Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. The sale is sponsored by the Friends, and profits go to library services and projects. Your donations are welcome anytime up to the day of the sale. Share the bounty If you like to grow vegetables, why not share your green thumb with those in need? Share the Bounty is a hunger prevention project that encourages gardeners to plant free seeds which are available at the library and then bring half the harvest to local food shelves, families at WIC clinics, and others in need. Stop in to pick up some seed packets and learn more about this program and this great family summer project. Hours and information Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak Street West. 715-327-4979, e-mail Regular hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Polk County Library Hours

Polk County Library Hours Osceola Public Library Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our phone number is 715-2942310, and our Web address is

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Dresser Public Library Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday noon–5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Amery Public Library Hours will be Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Milltown Public Library The library hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday closed. Clear Lake Public Library Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 - 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We can be reached by phone at 715-263-2802 or by e-mail at Frederic Public Library Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak Street West. 715-327-4979, e-mail Regular open hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

fortable clothes that allow you to stretch. Equipment is provided for the demonstration class. Please register for this class by calling the Polk County Library Federation, 715485-8680. Registration is due June 10; space is limited to 12 participatants, so call today. The director of the Polk County Library Federation is Colleen Gifford, and the assistant librarian/ clerk is Tina Riley. The Polk County Library Federation is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls Public Library Summer read 2009 You are invited to Be Creative at the St Croix Falls Public Library – Wednesdays, July 1 – 29, 7 p.m. Sign up at the library any time after school is out for the summer. Check out the library Web site and explore the links – you can even make a donation online! Go to and click on the new library building more information link. Let’s match that challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. New items at the library “The Great Courses” by The Teaching Company. Bring engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD and audio CD. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, Georgetown and other leading colleges and universities have crafted courses for lifelong learners like you. It’s the adventure of learning without the homework or exams. Our collection includes – Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life – Professor J. Rufus Fears, University of Oklahoma; Classical Mythology – Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, University of Maryland; The Great Ideas of Philosophy, Second Edition – Professor Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University; Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists – Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College; The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology – Professor John J. Renton, West Virginia University; From Yao to Mao:

5000 Years of Chinese History – Professor Kenneth J. Hammond, New Mexico State University; A History of European Art – Professor William Kloss, Independent Art Historian, The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution. Have you seen the new building site? How exciting! Shrubs and trees will be planted this month; native perennials will be planted in late August. The projected grand opening is Sept. 26. It’s double your donation. Our second $100,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation started in April. The library has one year to raise $50,000 and the foundation will match that figure. The mission of the Otto Bremer Foundation is to assist people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. Story hour Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Hours, contact The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 715-483-1777. Email: Online: The library will be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, due to a special event at the Festival Theatre. “…An uplifting evening of stories and letters from Lagos by Carrie Classon.”


Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on the history of the Clam Falls area, compiled by local historian Clayton Jorgensen


Clam Falls was growing as a village, and railroads were at Shell Lake and St. Croix Falls. A good freight road was needed between the two railroads. In 1875 D. F. Smith was appointed by the state to be road commissioner of Polk and Burnett counties. Smith helped plan the Clam Falls state road in 1875 for a year-round heavy wagon road. The Clam Falls state road became one of the most used freight and stagecoach roads in northwestern Wisconsin. One can still travel on the old 1845 St. Croix/Clam Lake tote road that is part of the Clam Falls Road in Clam Falls Township. This part of the road was built before Wisconsin became a state. A team of oxen was used at the Somers Creek hill to help pull freight wagons up the hill. The owner of the oxen team would get paid 25 cents a pull. 1876 was a big year for the Clam Falls area. This was the year Clam Falls was organized as a township. On Nov. 14, 1896, the Polk County Board detached township 37 range 16 from the town of Luck and named it Clam Falls after the river, which got its name from the great abundance of clams in its water. The first town meeting was held in April, 1877, at the home of William Knowles, at which time Dan Smith was elected chairman. Dan Smith had been chairman of Luck Township. Other elected positions included John Almquist and John Bjornson, supervisors, Peter Wetherby, clerk and Ezra Jewell, treasurer. One of the early settlers, Louis Sund, built a nice general store in the village of Clam Falls in the late 1870s. More and more settlers were coming to the area, along with businesses like Smith’s office, Gillespie Tavern, general store, stable, school, post office and dam. Gillespie built a stopping place two miles east of Clam Falls. The 1878 town board consisted of Dan Smith, chairman; N.L. Sund and J. Halvorsen, supervisors; T. Bjornson, clerk; L.C. Sund, treasurer; J. Bjornson, assessor; T.L. Freeman and John Bjornson, justices of the peace; Joe Anderson, LC. Sund and S. Smith, constables; and N.L. Sund, road overseer. A town tax of $150 and seven-mill tax for the road was levied. Note the number of justices of the peace and constables. This probably was due to the fact that Clam Falls was a logging town. The first road built by the township was in 1879. Capt. Oscar Knapp, an early settler in the 1870s, bought 680 acres in the township. The land was covered with timber and had a stream with many natural springs, which was named Knapp Creek. Knapp constructed fishponds and a spawning house. The area was rich in marl deposits along the stream, but people in those days did not know the value of marl. Knapp School was built on the property in 1880 and the area became known as Knappville. The 1880s brought many new families

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In 1874 Gillispie built a stopping place two miles east of Clam Falls.

The old Lundeen Mill east of Lewis produced feed and flour and was in operation from 1886 to 1939. to the Clam Falls Township. Two new schools were needed. School District No. 2 (1880) on the west side of the township, named Knapp School and School District No. 3 (1880) in the northeast part of the township named Fischer School. Lundeen and Fosberg from the Trade Lake area built a gristmill in 1886 on the Knapp Creek by the road from West Sweden. This was the first gristmill in Clam Falls Township. In 1883, the Lutheran congregation was organized and the church was built in 1907.

The village of Clam Falls was initially built on the west side of the bridge.

Louie Sund built his first store in the village in the 1870s. It was the largest general store in the area. The store burned down in the 1891 forest fire. Sund quickly built a new and bigger general store on the east side of the river and he also helped rebuild the village of Clam Falls.

Polk County published its first plat book in 1887. The plat of Clam Falls Township shows the homesteads of many early settlers and the first roads in the area. The village of Frederic would not come into existence for another 14 years.

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Wormy and Squirmy in South America “Land ho!” Wormy cried from the top deck of their cruise ship. “Land ho!” “What are you yelling about?” Squirmy called to his buddy as he quickly made his way to the site of the commotion. “I see land,” Wormy announced. “There it is on the horizon. I think it’s South America.” “Yes! I see it,” Squirmy said with his wormy eyes bug-eyed. “We made it all the way to South America. Incredible.” Yes, South America is an incredible place. And like Africa, it is not a country but a continent. It is the fourth-largest continent. (There are seven all together.) It’s about twice the size of the United States, with about the same population. This cool continent has land on both sides of the equator. Remember, the seasons are reversed on the north and south of the equator. So in countries like Ecuador and Brazil, where the equator goes through, it is both winter and summer. In all, there are 12 countries on this continent. The biggest is Brazil. The smallest is Suriname. “I am both happy and sad to see South America,” Wormy confessed to his traveling friend. “Why do you have mixed feelings about seeing a wonderful new place?” Squirmy asked, a little puzzled. “Because seeing South America means our world adventure is over,” Wormy said in a soft, sad way. “These are our last ports of call. And that is sad. Don’t you think?” “I understand,” Squirmy confided. “I guess I too have mixed feelings about seeing the ending of something we loved. But like the old saying goes: All good things must come to an end.” “Our trip may come to an end … but it will not be forgotten,” Wormy vowed. “That’s the great thing about experiences; we enjoy them and remember them – forever!” “That’s the spirit,” Squirmy affirmed. “In one way experiences end, in another way they never end. Life is funny like that.” “When we dock, let’s get off the ship and check out this last, fascinating place,” Wormy said, feeling much better about good things that end but are remembered. The continent of South America gets its name from an Italian guy. His name was Amerigo. He was a famous mapmaker in the 1500s. He figured out that the Americas were a brand-new part of the world: the New World. People back then also spoke Latin. His name in Latin is “America.” So people in Europe began to call these new lands

America: North America, Central America and South America. Wisconsin is in North America. Our country is the only one in the world that has the name America in it. United The States of AmerWayne M. ica. Anderson “Well, here we are,” Wormy said, standing on land once again. “You got it. And even more exactly, we are in French Guiana,” Squirmy said, pinpointing their arrival. “France? I thought we were in South America!” Wormy said confused. “How on earth did we get to France?” “Oh please, Wormy, or as the French say, s’il vous plait,” Squirmy said to his geographically confused friend. “We’re not in France. We’re in the country of French Guiana.” Long ago the French, like many European peoples, came across the Atlantic Ocean to colonize and make their homes here. The French came here and built this big, awful prison called Devil’s Island. They made a Hollywood movie called “Papillion,” which was about the prison. It won several awards. You should see it. But all over South America, you hear the languages of the different people who came here long ago. Of course in most countries in South America people speak Spanish, from Spain. In Brazil people speak Portuguese, from Portugal. In Suriname people speak Dutch, from Holland. And way down south on the Falkland Islands, people speak English, from England. And then there are all the native people who lived in this area long before Europeans sailed over. Of the great native civilizations, the greatest was the Incas. Nobody is really sure how the Inca people first came to South America – or where they originally came from. But they did come and once they got here, they built a great empire. The Inca Empire was the largest in all South America. Their territory went from Colombia all the way down to Chile. Their capital was in Peru. They lived high in the Andes Mountains, some 17,000 feet up, where the air is thin. Oddly, this big empire was ruled by small people. The Incas were only about 5 feet tall. They built huge religious temples that

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Wild macaw parrots stop by to see what’s happening. seemed to reach the heavens. And like the Romans, they loved to lay roads. Their road system stretched some 3,000 miles, lined with road signs and huts where they could stop and rest. Communication was vital, so they developed a kind of post-office system. Runners would carry messages and codes written in numbers from place to place, keeping all the leaders informed. The Inca Empire’s motto was: “All men must work in order to live.” But it all came to an end with political fighting, civil war and the invasion of the Spanish “conquistadors” (conquerors) in 1526. “Down here they have some differentlooking animals too,” Wormy noticed. “But strangely, they look like some back in Wisconsin. Or am I seeing funny things?” “Nope. But yes,” Squirmy said, laughing at the confusion. “No, you’re not seeing funny things, in a way. And yes, you did see them back home in Wisconsin. Those funny animals are called llamas and alpacas.” “That’s them!” shouted Wormy, in recognition. “They have that real bushy hair people weave and make shirts and jackets out of.” “Oooh, it’s so soft too,” Squirmy said, pretending to feel the delicate fur. “And these animals are good for so many things-like hauling things around.” Llamas and alpacas are related to the camel. They are used as beasts of burden, and can carry 200 pounds of cargo. Besides their wonderful, soft fur, they are an intelligent animal and get along with each other well. Today they live in South America, but they used to live in North America too. The North-dwellers all died during the Ice Age some 10,000 years ago. Farmers and ranchers in North America do raise them. They say there are about 100,000 of these “imports.” You can find a wide variety of animals in South America, from llamas to exotic parrots to freshwater dolphins to penguins. South America is like a big, fantastic zoo! “I think the whole world is fantastic,” Wormy thought, as the duo’s voyage was coming to an end. “The world is an unbelievable place, Squirmy. I wish all of our friends could see for themselves the differ-

A “prisoner” on Devil’s Island checks out the situation. – Illustrations: Kaylynn Anderson and John Schneider (Grantsburg High School). Photo Editing: Bill Berger. Photos by Wayne Anderson ent, inspiring places.” “In many of these places, you surely have to see it to believe it,” Squirmy confirmed. “It would take a lifetime or two to see it all. Maybe more.” “Yeah, but I say don’t let that stop you from going to any part of this great world. If a couple of worms can do it, smart kids will always find a way.” The wormy duo is now heading home. But the adventure is just starting for their friends back in Wisconsin. Lots of adventures are waiting for you. Are you ready to go? Even if you can’t actually pack up and go right now, you can still head out right now with wonderful books and your powerful imagination. Those tools are the “cruise ship” that will take you to distant and unbelievable lands. Go! Your teachers and librarians are standing by to send you on many journeys to the delight and enrichment of your minds. Remember where you and Wormy and Squirmy went together on this voyage. Remember and then go to other faraway lands to come back and tell everyone what you saw. Some people may doubt you’re telling the truth, it’s so unbelievable. You may be just like Marco Polo who told his friends about his travels to China. They said surely you did not see all that. And he replied, what I told you is not even half of all I saw and did. The world is your home. Do not be a stranger in it. Things to remember: 1. South America is a continent, not a country. 2. Brazil is the biggest country; Suriname is the smallest. 3. The first great civilization in South America was the Inca Empire. 4. The world is your fantastic home, don’t be a stranger in it.

Tropical red birds fly in abundance. A surfer in the crystalblue waters waits for his set.

Burn barrels, an unhealthy way of dealing with trash

Did you know that an estimated 500,000 burn barrels are still being used today in the state of Wisconsin? Burning a barrel of trash in your backyard can release the same amount of dioxin and furan into the atmosphere as a well-controlled municipal waste incinerator serving thousands of residents, a study by the Environmental Protection Agency concludes. Dioxins and furans belong to a class of compounds known to have harmful effects on laboratory animals; it’s also believed they may pose serious danger to humans. Burn barrels may also emit vapors, carcinogenic tars (cancer), and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and chromium, as well as unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide. According to the EPA, open burning of household waste in barrels is potentially one of the largest sources of airborne

dioxin and furan emissions in the United States. The only acceptable material to burn in a burn barrel is dry leaves, plant clippings, paper, cardboard and clean, untreated wood, not garbage or plastic, not metals or petroleum products, not rubber, treated wood or asphalt! Burn barrels operate at low temperatures (400500 degrees F), resulting in incomplete combustion of the wastes being burned. The EPA shows that each pound of garbage burned emits twice as many furans, 20 times more dioxins and 40 times more particulates that if than same pound of garbage were burned in an incinerator

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with air pollution controls. Ash (particulates) can damage lungs; cause bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer; and can seriously affect people with asthma or certain allergies. Debris burning is the number-one cause of fires in Wisconsin. The two most common problems with burn barrels causing wildfires is the lack of a lid and a barrel that is in such bad condition that the burning materials fall out of the sides or the bottom. Before burning, why not consider more environmentally friendly options such as composting, recycling or brush piles for wildlife habitat! Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s environmental department has produced an informative video on this important issue that is available for the public. Questions? Call Jen at 715-635-2197 or e-mail her at If you are visiting the area or have a seasonal cabin here and have questions regarding what, where, and how to recycle here in Burnett and Washburn counties,

please contact Jen at the above number. There are many convenient locations for residential recycling, beyond all the everyday items such as No. 1 and No. 2 plastic containers, glass, tin, aluminum, cardboard and all types of paper products (as long as there are no food stains). Recycling Control Commission also provides recycling services for appliances, tires, light bulbs, all types of batteries except alkaline (they go into your trash-please do not leave alkaline batteries at recycling sites), oil filters and computers. Please call Jen for more information on prices charged for some items. RCC is also on the Web, please visit and find the Recycling Control Commission section. You will find information regarding all of the programs offered and also print out a Burnett and Washburn County Recycling Guide with all the information you need such as when, where and what is accepted for recycling.


Festival’s Featured Artist Jamie Hultgren Though Jamie Hultgren comes to Festival Theatre from St. Paul, this busy theater artist grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., a place she describes as a “great community-theater town.” In fact, it was in her formative acting years in community theater where Hultgren performed in her first play as Amy in “Little Women.” Just a few shows later, the adrenaline rush of a panicky performance situation probably offered the hook that has kept Jamie firmly connected to theater ever since. “I was playing the role of Pepper in “Annie” and on opening night I got caught in a stage curtain during a scene change. The lights came up on the scene where Annie breaks into her big number ‘Tomorrow,’ but this little orphan was caught like a trapped animal, flailing around trying to escape. Finally free, I marched off the stage, down the center aisle and right past the audience as they

Jamie Hultgren erupted in laughter and Annie crescendoed into her final ‘It’s only a day . . . awaaaaay!’” Hultgren’s love of theater brought her to Gustavus Adolphus, where she

earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a music minor. She went on to study at the Wesley Balk MusicTheater Institute, and has continued her professional development in voice, dance and playwriting. Recently, Hultgren made her professional creative-writing debut with a staged reading of her original play, “Bloom,” at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis. Active in the performing arts and communications field, Jamie is busy with a wide range of projects. She does various work in film, television, voiceover and production. Recent favorite stints include working as an assistant editor/production assistant for “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart on location in St. Paul for the Republican National Convention and vocal/choral work for the “Star Trek” (2009 release) trailer audio. Some of Hultgren’s alltime favorite theatrical roles include: Polly Baker in “Crazy for You,” Marion Paroo in “Music Man,” Ursula in “Bye

Bye Birdie,” Meredith Parker in “Bat Boy,” and Annabel Glick in “Lucky Stiff.” In her Festival Theatre acting debut, Hultgren plays Meg Magrath, a young singer of local fame who has moved from her hometown of Hazelhust, Miss. to pursue a career as a singer in Los Angeles. At the start of the play, Meg returns home to help her sisters through an emergency. As Hultgren prepares for the role, she says, “Along with the other women who play my sisters, I enjoy the exploration of the close-knit relationship between the Magrath girls – the dysfunction, the support, and the intermittent goofy hysterics.” Hultgren is hard at work with the cast of “Crimes of the Heart,” which opens on June 13 and runs for three weekends (including Thursday and Sunday matinees) through June 28.

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Dylan Swanson has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of Justine Stephens and Shannon Swanson. Dylan loves to play with trucks and wants to be a farmer when he grows up. His favorite subject in school is reading.

Kaleiah Schiller has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighth grade and the daughter of Don and Rita Bishop. Kaleiah has had all A’s so far this year. She is a really good student and very respectful. Kaleiah is a natural leader in the classroom and in sports. She is an all-around good kid. Kaleiah is involved in band, choir, church, track, cross country and basketball. She enjoys drawing, sports, cooking and baby-sitting. She wants to become a veterinanian.



Katlyn Payson has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a freshman and the daughter of Anthony and Jodi Payson. Katlyn is a hardworking, good student. In music class she focuses and does what she is told to do. Katlyn is kind, caring and respectful. She is involved in choir, AODA, track and basketball. Katlyn enjoys running and hanging out with friends. Her future plans include college.

Chelsea Podritz has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. She is in fifth grade and the daughter of Larry Podritz and Lynette Podritz. Chelsea has a cat and enjoys horseback riding and playing with friends. She is involved in band and drama. Her favorite subject is art because you get to work with different materials. Chelsea likes being in middle school because she gets to see everyone.

Audrey Lauer has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Pete and Joan Lauer. Audrey is a cheerful student who goes out of her way to be helpful towards others. She is a conscientious worker who cares about her daily work and final grades. Audrey’s favorite class is social studies. She is very active in hockey and fast-pitch softball.



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Trade Lake Baptist celebrates 140 years Celebration set for June 12-14 TRADE LAKE — Trade Lake Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary Friday through Sunday, June 12-14. The church’s history began just four years after the close of the Civil War, when an organizational meeting was held June 5-6, 1869. The church’s roots are deep in the early history of the area. In 1860, there were 12 settlers in Burnett County. New settlers, mostly Scandinavians, continued to move in until, by the late 1860s, there were more than 200 settlers in the county. Among these were seven Swedish Baptists who had arrived in 1868, and who would gather for services in the various homes as often as possible. An early gathering place was the Canute Anderson School, which was located at the present site of Bethany Lutheran Church, three miles south of Grantsburg. It was at this school in 1869 that the Rev. John Ring led a group of 32 Swedish Baptists in the organization of the Trade Lake Baptist Church. In the early years, Wood River was a part of the original church. The first church building was constructed in 1873. Many new members were added through the years, and the first church building became too small. As early as October, 1906, the pastor, F. J. Lilegren, brought up the question of the

Trade Lake Baptist Church as it is now. The square steeple was removed and replaced in 2004 by Lydell Larson. need for a larger building. However, it was not until Feb. 5, 1909, that the building committee gave their recommendations from the plan book. The building plan was accepted, and by unanimous vote it was decided to start the new building as soon as possible. In spring, as soon as weather permitted, work on the new church was begun on the same site as the old building. The old church building was later sold to Erick Lundin, who moved it to his farm. During construction the congregation met for services in the nearby Methodist

The Hall Family will perform Friday evening, June 12, at 7 p.m. The family consists of parents Gary and Gail, Nikkia (22), Christina (20), Stefan (18), Jessimine (16), Amanda (14), Daniel (11), Jonathan (9), Ana (6) and Rebecca (3).

church, which later moved to Atlas. It was a happy day on Oct. 15, 1909, when the new church was completed according to contract. Dedication services were held Oct. 31, 1909, and needless to say it was a real rejoicing in the Lord. Ladies Aid The original Ladies Aid was organized Oct. 24, 1870, with Mrs. John (Martha) Ring as the first president. Knitting and sewing were done at the meetings in the early years. The Ladies Aid program, currently known as Baptist Conference Women, has continued over the years, with the involvement of many ladies. Missionary spirit The missionary spirit of the church was first shown in the organization of the Wood River-Trade Lake Missionary Society, which started July 4, 1871. This society owned forty acres of land that became known as the Baptist Missionary Forty, located just north of Little Trade Lake. The harvests of grain from this forty, as well as personal donations, were used to send men such as John Ring, N.J. Nylander and L.J. Ahlstrom out to carry on missionary preaching in neighboring settlements and often to more distant points. No doubt this organization sowed the seed which later developed into the Northwestern Missionary Society, organized in 1890, and of which missionary F.O. Carlson was a leader for a number of years.

Celebration activities The Lord has blessed the ministry of Trade Lake Baptist the past 140 years through the service of faithful servants preaching the word. Its heritage has been passed down as a legacy of perseverance and faithfulness, which members must strive to embrace and keep until the Lord returns for his church. To celebrate this heritage, a full weekend of events has been planned. The anniversary celebration begins Friday evening, June 12, with a Swedish smorgasbord at 5:30 p.m. followed by personal reflections. The Hall Family musicians will perform at 7 p.m. that evening. Both parents and all nine children take part in the performance. The family began its musical career about 12 years ago when a neighbor woman began teaching violin lessons. “God’s provision in this area sparked an interest in piano and other instruments such as the viola, guitar, penny whistle and mandolin,” said the family. “We soon started singing together and found that our voices blended in harmony, so we ventured out into singing and playing our instruments together. “From folk to classical, bluegrass to hymns, we enjoy the gift of music in a way that ‘makes a joyful noise unto the Lord.’” Saturday evening the church will present a pageant at 7 p.m., followed by coffee and goodies. Sunday events begin with coffee and fellowship in the Fireside Room at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship at 10:15. A group picture will be taken at 11:45 a.m., followed by a catered meal at 12:30 p.m. (reservations required). There will be an afternoon service at 2 p.m., followed by coffee and cake. — submitted by Trade Lake Baptist Church

Trade Lake Baptist Church upon its completion in 1909. — Photos submitted

Grantsburg Area Chamber hosts networking event by Priscilla Bauer

GRANTSBURG - Networking was the name of the game at the Crex Convention Center last Thursday evening when the Grantsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of several planned networking events. The social time, billed as a chance for old and new friends to mingle and have some fun, proved to be just that, with those attending enjoying lively conversation and sharing ideas and information. Current chamber members and new business own-

ers interested in membership had an opportunity to get acquainted and reacquainted. Those attending were also invited to display business cards and brochures promoting their businesses and services. Grantsburg advertising and marketing director, Nicki Peterson, said this of the chamber’s first networking event, “We had a wonderful turnout for our first networking event. Many business cards were exchanged. In this economic environment it is so important to support other local indi-

viduals and businesses, and that is just what we were doing at the event. It was fun to meet new people and interact in a social setting with old friends.” Grantsburg Area Chamber President Ronda Taber said she, too, was pleased with the great turnout and was looking forward to the chamber hosting more such networking evenings in the future. The Grantsburg Area Chamber plans to host a networking evening quarterly with the next event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Crex Convention Center.

Grantsburg Chamber of Commerce members welcomed new businesses and individuals interested in membership to a networking event last Thursday at the Crex Convention Center. Nicki Peterson, the chamber’s advertising and marketing director, said the evening went very well. “It was a wonderful turnout for our first networking event. Many business cards were exchanged. In this economic environment, it is so important to support other local individuals and businesses and that is just what we were doing at the event. It was fun to meet new people and interact in a social setting with old friends,” she said.

Grantsburg Area Chamber Advertising and Marketing Director Nicki Peterson and chamber President Ronda Tabor greeted and registered guests attending the chamber’s first networking event, held May 28 at the Crex Convention Center. Peterson also showed those attending the new Web site she recently developed for the chamber. - Photos by Priscilla Bauer


The Rev. John Siedschlag closes career Retires as pastor in Danbury and Webster by Carl Heidel WEBSTER - Last Sunday the Rev. John Siedschlag led his final worship service as he closed out a long career as a pastor in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This past February he celebrated his 25th anniversary in the ministry. But his career as pastor came after a 20-year career in the Navy serving in a variety of different positions. The two loves of military service and church service came together as he served as chaplain for the VFW. Pastor John and his wife, Virginia, have four children and 12 grandchildren, and the plan is to move to Watertown, where a daughter and son live with their families. The Siedschlags said that leaving the Danbury-Webster parish is very difficult. “If this had been our first parish,” said Virginia, “we would have stayed here for the entire ministry.” As for plans for the future, Pastor John plans to simply relax for the time being. He said he may at some time return to the pulpit to fill in for vacationing pastors, but Virginia said she can see him as a Wal-Mart greeter. “Well, yes,” she said. “He’s so good with people.” What does Virginia plan to do in her future? “Unpack,” she said. A farewell celebration at the church in Webster last Saturday drew a packed

Virginia (left) and Pastor John Siedschlag shared a moment of happiness during the retirement party. – Photos by Carl Heidel

Before the retirement program began, Pastor John shared some parting thoughts with his family and friends.

house. Family and parishioners gathered to celebrate and wish Pastor John and Virginia Godspeed and a blessed future. Tributes from family and from members of the congregations said it all. Pastor John and Virginia have been much loved for their love and faithful service, and they certainly will be missed.

In good Lutheran tradition, the parishioners gathered for a celebration meal as they said goodbye to the Siedschlags.

Minor Dennis (left) and Karen Rivers (right) joined their voices in special music.

In the midst of all the activities of the retirement celebration, Virginia (left) and Pastor John (right) found time to visit with a parishioner.

Humane Society fundraiser draws large crowd TRADE LAKE - Four dogs, three cats, a handful of workers and volunteers, and a lot of pet-loving folks turned out last Saturday to raise money for the Humane Society of Burnett County. The shelter’s second-annual wine and cheese tasting event at Trade River Winery on May 30 enjoyed a large turnout and raised funds and awareness for the

Mandikat Wirkkula and Dave Frank entertained the crowd.

Paige Lamson had a busy afternoon parading pets around for people to meet.

area’s stray and surrendered animals. In the winery’s relaxed outdoor atmosphere, people enjoyed a variety of wines and a good sampling of cheeses from Burnett Dairy while meeting some shelter animals and listening to the musical stylings of Dave Frank and Mandikat Wirkkula. All of the shelter dogs were remarkably well behaved, with the exception of shelter correspondent, Blacky, who had to be relegated to his vehicle. His version of the events appears in his column.

Shelter dog Wade toured the tables at the Trade River Winery. – Special photos The Humane Society of Burnett spaghetti dinner in April. People can County relies solely on donations to look at available pets and find out more keep their doors open, and the wine and information about the shelter by visiting cheese tasting event is one of the shel- the Web site at – ter’s two main fundraisers each year, the submitted other being their big spring raffle and


Siren High School graduation 2009

The Siren High School Class of 2009 went through their graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon, May 31, at the school. The class was made up of 17 male and 11 female students for a total of 28 receiving their diplomas.

Emily Muus (L) has the honor of being the valedictorian of the Siren High School Class of 2009, with Allison Didier as the class salutatorian.

Siren 2009 graduates Amanda Bachman (L) and Jessica Tills gave each other a friendly hug. Bachman is moving with her family to Ohio. She has plans to major in journalism at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Tills plans to attend study acting at college.

Siren graduating senior Tyler Johnson presented a flower to his mom, Dionne Johnson, during graduation at the school Sunday afternoon May 31. Tyler’s grandparents, Mary and Barry Stewart, and his little brother Daniel were watching the presentation.

Siren Class of 2009 Valedictorian Emily Muus sang “How You Live” during her message to the graduates, commenting that success is measured by how The Siren High School choir led by Theresa Muus and the band led by Bryn Anderson provided the they choose to live their lives. “Until we meet again, music for the graduation ceremony at the school Sunday, May 31. turn up the music!” Muus said in ending.

Photos by Nancy Jappe

The stage party for the 2009 Siren Graduation at the school Sunday, May 31, included district Administrator Scott Johnson, Principals Joe Zirngible and Jason Wilhelm (who gave the graduation address) and Michell Renberg, who presented the diplomas.

Siren High School past graduates Rudy and Ruth Mothes were named the 2009 recipients for the school’s Wall of Honor. The two are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Rudy has been active in church and civic groups. Ruth wrote news columns for the Inter-County Leader for 25 years. Both have been the powers-that-be behind the Siren Ballpark, tennis and basketball courts.


St. Croix Falls High School graduation 2009

Members of the Class of 2009 at St. Croix Falls High School anxiously await receiving their diplomas during the commencement exercises May 29. – Photos by Tammi Milberg

Jennifer Benoy, valedictorian, addresses students with her speech about the future.

Selected seniors from the Class of 2009 sing “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, fighting back the tears with some smiles.

Graduating seniors joined the band to play the song “Fortress” by Frank Ticheli during the graduation ceremony.

Class speaker Abby Swenson gives a speech about the past.

Class speaker Meghan Smith addresses the class about the present.

Jake Bruns receives his diploma from Superintendent Glenn Martin.

Kate Wright and salutatorian Carissa Libbenga walk the processional together at the start of the St. Croix Falls graduation in the high school gym Friday evening.


Webster High School graduation 2009 by Carl Heidel WEBSTER - With all of the traditions in place, Webster High School watched the Class of 2009 step into its future this past Sunday afternoon. In all, 53 graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas as friends and family applauded them. The photographs tell the story.

A group of senior boys posed for one last photo before going their separate ways. (L to R) they are Adam Baum, Eric Plath, Spencer Peterson and Ryan Estridge. – Photos by Carl Heidel

Photos by Carl Heidel

One chair stood empty near the seated graduates, and on it was a photo of Zachary Zibell and the cap he would have worn on graduation with his classmates if he had lived.

Catherine Mahlen (right) received her diploma from Mark Elliott (left), former president of the school board and now one of its directors.

The scene looked like a frenzied press corps as family and friends pushed into the aisles to snap pictures of the graduates as they received their diplomas.

As Abigail Ingalls entered during the processional, she carried a flower to place near the chair that memorialized Zachary Zibell.

Class valedictorian and salutatorians decided to combine their three speeches into one. Kelsey Tretsven, salutatorian (left), is shown speaking while Brittany Flatten, valedictorian, (center) and Rose Kopecky, salutatorian (right), listen.

Before the seniors marched out of the ceremony, Tim Widiker, high school principal, told them to go out and hug Sarah Walsh fought back tears as she gave her their parents. Ashley Matrious (right) gave her mother friend, Abigail Ingalls, a congratulatory hug. (left) her hug.

Charles Bentley received congratulations from Jim Erickson, school superintendent, as he walked across the stage.


Luck High School graduation 2009

Principal Mark Gobler reads the next graduate’s name as Superintendent Rick Palmer presents Krystal Stage with her Community Service Certificate and school board member LeRoy Buck shakes Brittney Danielson’s hand while presenting her diploma. – Photos by Lori Nelson

Joe Thompson and Cody Borresen happily march into the gym at the start of Luck’s graduation ceremony

Community Ed Director Amy Aguado pins a lily to senior Jared Jensen’s shoulder shortly before the start of the graduation ceremony at Luck High School.

Melita Ericksen and Maraya Anderson happily march into the gym at the start of Luck’s graduation ceremony.

School board member LeRoy Buck, Superintendent Rick Palmer and 7-12 Principal Mark Gobler listen as Salutatorian Ashley Overby delivers the welcome during Luck’s graduation ceremony.

Singing the Senior Song Medley - “Graduation,” “Waiting,” “Days Go By” and “So Long Goodbye,“ during Luck’s graduation ceremony were bottom row (L to R): Brittany Douglas, Jennifer Roettger and Grace Jenson; middle row: Aushleana Branville, Kasey Johnson, Maren Rozumalski and Melissa Jenssen; and back row: Glenn Mishler, Jerod Buck and Andy Wortman.

Class speaker Nick Morgan.

Valedictorian Brennan Olson

Vocal music teacher Janet Holdt watches as James Longhenry and Shane Buchholz on guitar, and Ashley Valentine on piano accompany their classmates for the senior song medley - “Graduation,” “Waiting,” “Days Go By” and “So Long Goodbye.”


Awards and scholarships 2009: Siren High School SIREN – The following awards and scholarships were handed out Thursday, May 28, at the Siren High School. Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, $750, Amber Guevara St. John’s/Our Lady’s CCW, $250, Janey Emery Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1194, $500, Aaron Engstrand Maurer Power, $100, Collin Tewalt Sam’s Motor Express, $125, Keven Niedenfuer, Aaron Engstrand, Jesse Hinze, Emily Muus Bremer Bank, $500, Charlie Brown, Allison Didier Mudhen Lake Sportsman’s Club, $500, Collin Tewalt Landmark Masonic Lodge, $500, Allison Didier Indianhead Credit Union, $200, Kevin Niedenfuer Women of the Moose, $150, Jesse Hinze Siren Chamber of Commerce, $500, Emily Muus Siren Lions Club, $300 each, Allison Didier, Collin Tewalt Siren Education Association, $500, Janey Emery

Scholarship winners announced during awards night at Siren School Thursday, May 28, included (L to R) front row: Jesse Hinze, Janey Emery, Allison Didier, Amber Guevara and Amanda Bachman. Back row: Aaron Engstrand, Charles Brown IV, Collin Tewalt, Kevin Niedenfuer and Emily Muus. – Photos by Nancy Jappe S-Club, $500 each, Janey Emery, Jesse Hinze Guidance, $200, Amanda Bachman, Myia Shroeder Glen Sherman, $250, Collin Tewalt Rotary Scholarship, $1,000, Charlie Brown

Burnett Dairy, $500, Charlie Brown Mom’s for Kids, $500, Charlie Brown, Collin Tewalt Siren Lioness, gift, Collin Tewalt, Charlie Brown Lake County Riders, $500, Amanda Bachman, Allison Didier, Charlie Brown Jane Wisse Wellness

Scholarship, $1,000, Janey Emery Polk-Burnett, $750, Charlie Brown Burnett County Sentinel, $500, Amber Guevara

Emily Muus was recognized as valedictorian for the Siren High School Class of 2009 during the May 28 Awards Night at the school. Muus has the distinction of being the only student in the class who maintained a 3.75 grade-point average for the first seven semesters of her high school years. Siren Principal Joe Zirngible presented an award to Allison Didier, salutatorian of the Siren High School Class of 2009.

Awards and scholarships 2009: Frederic High School FREDERIC– The following awards and scholarships were handed out Sunday, May 24, at the Frederic High School. Burnett County Association for Home and Community, $250, Bobbi Jo O’Brien NUE – Frederic Teachers Association, $750, Zach Anderson Community Education Association of Frederic, $400, David Harlander John and Rose Shull Scholarship, $1,000, Stephanie Tido Dan Gabrielson Memorial Scholarship, $500, Rhaya Larson Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Landmark Lodge, $500, Kelly Daeffler Charles E. Lewis Scholarship, $500, Amanda McKinney Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association Scholarship, $750, Peter Draxler Donna Struck Lefurgy Weinzierl Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, Zach Anderson, Megan Anderson Donna and Roman Weinzierl Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, Rebecca Anderson Wadia (Bill) Moses Scholarship, $800, Candace Buck Karl D. Ludvigson Education Scholarship, $1,000, Rebecca Anderson Janell Fellrath Memorial Scholarship, $300, Chelsey Chute Frederic Citizens Scholarship Foundation – Dollars for Scholars, $1,000, David Harlander, Bobbi Jo O’Brien Marcella (Sally) Surbaugh Scholarship, $300, Stephanie Tido CJ Franseen Merit Scholar Award, $1,000, Brett Williamson River Valley Physician’s Scholarship, $1,000, Ana Miller Frederic Lioness Scholarship, $500, Brent Crandell U.S. Bank Scholarship, $500 each, Orianna Tesch, Andrew Kurkowski Amery Regional Medical Center, $500, Chelsey Chute Timothy R. Carlson Memorial Scholarship, $350, Bobbi Jo O’Brien Rowe Funeral Home Scholarship, $500, Brett Williamson Carl and Hilda Ahlgren Educational Scholarship, $1,000, Sarah Lexen Henry Lawrence Ahlgren Scholarship,

Many 2009 Frederic graduates received scholarship awards during the commencement. Pictured back row (L to R): Rhaya Larson, Chelsey Chute, Megan Anderson, Andrew Kurkowski, Zach Anderson, Brent Crandell and David Harlander. Middle row: Bobbi Jo O’Brien, Sarah Lexen, Amanda McKinney, Rebecca Anderson, Chris Nanez and Orianna Tesch. Front row: Brett Williamson, Candace Buck, Kelly Daeffler, Ana Miller, Stephanie Tido and Peter Draxler. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld $1,000, Megan Anderson Ray and Evelyn Moats Scholarship, $300, Brent Crandell Bremer Bank Scholarship, $1,000, Sarah Lexen Jean Lang Memorial Scholarship, $200, Peter Draxler Frederic FFA Alumni Association Scholarship, $250, Jessica Owens, Amanda McKinney Marilyn and Phil Knuf Educational Scholarship, $500, Kathleen Jerry, Traci Lundeen Burnett Dairy Cooperative Scholarships, $1,000 each, Bobbi Jo O’Brien, Amanda McKinney, Kelly Daeffler WITC Rice Lake Opportunity Scholarship, $500, Kelly Daeffler Bone Lake Foundation Scholarship, $300, Candace Buck Indianhead Credit Union of Grantsburg, $200, Kelly Daeffler

Bernice Asper Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Christopher Nanez SNOWS, $300, Andrew Kurkowski Frederic Area Ministerium Council, $350, Peter Draxler Other scholarships/awards recognition WIAA Scholar Athlete, Zach Anderson and Megan Anderson Academic Top Ten, Megan Anderson, Sarah Lexen, Stephanie Tido, Amy Jones, Adrianna Otte, Bobbi Jo O’Brien, Zachary Anderson, Kelly Daeffler, Rebecca Anderson and Brett Williamson Academic letter plaque winners, Megan Anderson, Amy Jones, Adrianna Otte, Rebecca Anderson, Sarah Lexen, Brett Williamson, Zach Anderson and Bobbi Jo O’Brien Presidential Academic Excellence Awards, Megan Anderson, Sarah Lexen, Stephanie

Tido, Kelly Daeffler, Adrianna Otte, Bobbi Jo O’Brien, Zachary Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Brett Williamson and Amy Jones Perfect attendance, Megan Anderson – senior year, excellent attendance during high school recognition; Brett Crandall - excellent attendance during high school recognition; Jordan Warwas – excellent attendance entire school career recognition; Kelsey Dahm - excellent attendance entire school career recognition. Lakeland Conference All-conference Academic Awards, Megan Anderson, Kelly Daeffler, Amy Jones, Adrianna Otte, Rebecca Anderson, Sarah Lexen, Bobbi Jo O’Brien, Stephanie Tido, Zachary Anderson and Bobbi Jo O’Brien Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship as valedictorian, Megan Anderson.


Author Katy King’s newest book is just off the press by Nancy Jappe VOYAGER VILLAGE – Author Katy King’s latest book, “Brigid: Dancing in a Rowboat,” is just off the press. In this new book, the fourth in the Brigid series, the year is 1948. Harry Truman is president of the United States. The colorful mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., Hubert Humphrey, is running for the U.S. Senate. Civil rights was not popular at that time, but Humphrey was one of the many people who pushed for civil rights. King’s heroine, Brigid Tierney, in 1948, faces new challenges in her life as her mother’s cousin, Fiona, the head of the household, recovers from a stroke and gets married, all at the same time. Her children want to take swimming lessons. She takes lessons, too, but doesn’t do very well with them. She also campaigns for Humphrey. King started the story of Brigid when the young girl was 14 years old and living in her native Ireland in “Brigid and the Red Hat Rebellion.” The historical setting at that time was the passage of a new Irish Constitution with the promise of more discrimination against women. Brigid chose to come to America with her daughter and second husband to escape that discrimination for her daughter. Book two, “Brigid, Babies, Books and Bee Balm,” describes the purchase of a run-down mansion that had been used by prostitutes during the gangster era in St. Paul, Minn. The year was 1937, and the price for the house on Summit Avenue, which was turned into a boarding house, involved payment of back taxes of $2,000. More characters were added to the story line in that book, along with two more children for Brigid and her studying-to-be-a-doctor husband, Michael. Eleanor Roosevelt, one of King’s personal heroines, came to St. Paul to speak at a program put on by the Women’s Institute of St. Paul. Brigid, of course, went to hear that talk, in which Roosevelt described the themes in her book, “It’s Up to the Women.” Book three, “Brigid and Books, Ballet and Bullets,” deals with the World War II era and the time when Brigid worked in a defense plant and coped with life

Author Katy King’s new book, “Brigid: Dancing in a Rowboat,” the fourth in the Brigid series, will be offered for the first time to the public during the craft show for Big Gust Days in Grantsburg, Saturday, June 6. King, who has self-published eight of her nine books, will be appearing at local craft shows, in Cumberland June 13, Rice Lake July 31 and Siren Aug. 1. – Photo by Nancy Jappe with a husband gone in the military. At war’s end, Michael was decorated for his war service by President Roosevelt, and Brigid was part of the group invited to have coffee with Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House. Now, Brigid’s story continues, against the background of Truman, who replaced Roosevelt in 1945, and Humphrey. Men who served in the wartime military were coming home, creating problems in finding jobs and housing for them. “There was not enough of anything,” King commented. The war economy had to be converted to a peace economy, and women who had been doing war work had to find other types of jobs. But their attitudes about their work had improved. They had been doing work of importance compared to housecleaning. This was

true not only for women but for AfricanAmericans and Mexicans as well. “People – human beings – this is the issue of the 20th century,” Humphrey said in his speech to the 1948 Democratic National Convention. “When I read that short speech, it determined that the book would have to be 1948,” King said, adding that Humphrey’s voice wasn’t the only voice to speak out for just treatment of African-Americans, but he was by far the most consistent and persistent, “in my opinion,” King said. In the latest book, Brigid decides to go to the university. She dabbles in politics. She helps her cousin, Fiona, plan her wedding, and she deals with Michael’s preoccupation with his doctoring work. It turns out to be a pretty good year by the end of the book, all things considered. Where will King go next in the Brigid series? She’s thinking about maybe centering on the 1950s and the civil rights sit-ins. It will all depend on what era in history grabs her attention and what climate in the country she wants to work Brigid’s personal crises around. When asked what she gets out of writing books, King answered: “Why does a singer sing? Why does a dancer dance?” She has always loved reading and counts the books she always received for Christmas as her favorite presents. Among those favorites were the “Anne

of Green Gables series,” “The Secret Garden” and “Black Stallion.” However, it was after she kissed the Blarney Stone during a trip to Ireland that King turned to writing books herself. Her first book, “The Attic Was an Unused Room,” took about 10 years to complete. It came about from a family reunion in 1988 where 150 relatives were telling all kinds of family stories. The book details the life of five generations of women in King’s family. The first book was printed through a publisher. Because everyone else made money on the book, not her, King has taken to self-publishing her works since that time. She sells through participation in craft sales and through mail orders. One of six children of an engineer who traveled on U. S. aid government projects throughout the world, King was born in Kenosha and grew up in Shawnee, Kan. She cites travel as something she hopes to always be able to do. In five years, if her health, brains and finances hold up, she sees herself continuing living as she lives now. “I’ll still be writing, taking pictures and traveling,” King said. That includes continuing the story of Brigid and her family, probably up to the current day. Readers, be prepared for more “just off the press” notifications about upcoming Brigid books from author King.

Winery and grill adds pergola

NARFE to meet DRESSER - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1581 will hold a dinner meeting at noon on Thursday, June 11, at the Village Pizzeria

in Dresser. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 294-3185 by Monday noon, June 8. - submitted

NUE banquet honors retirees

Grantsburg teachers Barb Hoefler, Cindy Johnson and Janice Teigen attended a banquet to honor retiring Northwest United Educators at Lehman’s Supper Club in Rice Lake. Shown with them is Marie Knutson, vice president of NUE. Thirty-nine retiring NUE members were present representing over 1,200 years of teaching. Hoefler was a speech/language therapist for 24 years, Johnson taught in the primary grades for 34 years, and Teigen taught early childhood and kindergarten for 23 years. - Special photo

Indian Creek Orchards Winery and Grille in St. Croix Falls gears up for summer dining by installing a pergola for shaded outdoor seating this week. –Photo by Tammi Milberg

Candidates do community service

Added new to the Grantsburg pageant this year, the five contestants vying for the title of Miss Grantsburg worked community service hours. They were required to work on their own and as a group. This group of girls chose to spend their group hours working and talking with the residents of CCC. The girls are pictured (L to R): Jenna Christianson, Jillian Schinzing, Cherissa Volendorf, Crissy Peterson and Carissa Skifstad. - Special photo


Awards and scholarships 2009: Webster High School WEBSTER– The following awards and scholarships were handed out Monday, May 11, at the Webster High School. A&H/Scott Lions, $150, Jordan Werdier American Legion Auxiliary, $250, Chelsey Robinson, Cassandra Anderson, Nicholas Krinkie Band Secretary Award, $200, Brittany Flatten Bremer Bank, $500, Kara Gall Burnett County Home and Community Education, $250, Rose Kopecky Burnett Dairy, $750, Catie Mahlen, Spencer Peterson, Zachary Quigley DARE, $200, Brittany Flatten Danbury Area Chamber, $250, Kelsey Tretsven Dollars For Scholars, $200, Kelsey Tretsven, Ryan Clemmons, Scott Stromberg, Rose Kopecky, Brittany Flatten, Rebecca Smallwood, Catie Mahlen, Jordan Werdier, Courtney Erickson, Rebecca Schrooten, Zachary Quigley, Nicholas Krinkie, Ben Roedl Charles and Eunice Tollander Foundation, $500, Eric Plath, Chelsie Robinson St. John’s/Our Lady’s CCW, $250, Jacoby Mosher Danbury Lions Club, $650 each, Kelsey Tretsven, Rose Kopecky, Catie Mahlen, Nicholas Krinkie Diamond Collision, $500, Spencer Peterson Federated Co-ops Inc., $250, Rose Kopecky Grateful Graduate, $1,000, Ryan Clemmons Indianhead Credit Union, $200, Cassandra Anderson Ingalls Family Health Careers, $500, Jordan Werdier, Chelsie Robinson Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, $750, Brittany Flatten Landmark Masonic Lodge, $500, Abigail Ingalls Log Cabin Store and Eatery, $250, Cassandra Anderson St. Croix Regional Medical Center, $1,000, Anthony McCain Mudhen Lake Sportsman’s Club, $750,

Monday evening was a time for celebration for many of Webster High School’s graduating seniors. They gathered to receive nearly $50,000 worth of scholarships and grants being given out by a long list of community groups. Pictured are those who were present to receive awards. Front row, (L to R): Spencer Peterson, Jacoby Mosher, Ben Roedl, Cassandra Anderson, Rebecca Schrooten and Kara Gall. Middle row: Eric Plath, Zachary Quigley, Jordan Werdier, Anthony McCain, Gabrielle Marazzo, Courtney Erickson, Chelsey Robinson and Kelsey Tretsven. Back row: Olivia Main, Catie Mahlen, Ashley Clay, Rose Kopecky, Alex Clemmons, Abigail Ingalls, Rebecca Smallwood, Nick Krinkie, Scott Stromberg and Brittany Flatten. - Photo by Carl Heidel Gabrielle Marazzo Larry Java Memorial Music, $500, Brittany Flatten Myrtle Ketel Memorial, $350, Catie Mahlen Matt Erickson Memorial, $1,000, Anthony McCain, Rebecca Smallwood, Rebecca Schrooten Burnett County Lodge No. 1194, $250, Eric Plath Nexen Group Inc, $750, Eric Plath and Nicholas Krinkie

Roberto Pearson Memorial, $500, Spencer Peterson Saunders Family Foundation, $10,000, Rose Kopecky Bill and Jennie Sperling, $1,000, Olivia Main Webster Education Association, $300, Rose Kopecky, Catie Mahlen Webster Lions Club, $500, Rose Kopecky, Jordan Werdier, Spencer Peterson, Eric Plath, Nicholas Krinkie

Webster Lioness Club, $300, Rose Kopecky, Jordan Werdier, Cassandra Anderson Whitetails Unlimited, $250, Gabrielle Marazzo Wonderland Snow Trails, $1,000, Scott Stromberg Webster/Siren Rotary Club, $750, Rose Kopecky Women of the Moose, $150, Ben Roedl Zach Zibell Memorial, $500 each, Cassandra Anderson, Courtney Erickson

Awards and scholarships 2009: St. Croix Falls High School ST. CROIX FALLS – The following awards and scholarships were handed out at the St. Croix Falls High School during awards night. Curtis Gaylord Memorial, $500, Alexander Anderson Coca-Cola Bottlers Foundation, $350, Ryan Andrie River Valley Hockey Association, $250, Ryan Andrie Dresser Trap Rock Quarry, $500, Ryan Andrie John Nelson Memorial, $500, Shelby Ayde WITC Foundation Scholarship, $500, Shelby Ayde Polk-Burnett Electric, $750, Jennifer Benoy MarketPlace Foods, $1,000, Jennifer Benoy NUE – Teachers Association, $500, Jennifer Benoy Women’s Golf League, $250, Jennifer Benoy S-Club, $350, Jennifer Benoy Minnesota GPA, $4,000, Jennifer Benoy Fred Yarolimek Memorial, $500, Brittany Bess S-Club, $50, Brittany Bess Dollars for Scholars, $250, Travis Binkley Roland Krueger Memorial, $400, Brittany Brenholt Terry Hansford Memorial, $500, Chase Bushweiler Donald Yunker Memorial, $500, Ashley Chapman American Legion Auxiliary, $250, Ashley Chapman Lakeside Foods, $2,500, Leif Chinander Dave Nelson Memorial, $500, Brittany Christensen Dresser Trap Rock Quarry, $500, Alexandra Confer DePaul Scholars Award, $38,000, Alexandra Confer Dollars for Scholars, $250, Alexandra Critton Dollars for Scholars, $250, Cassandra Gray St. Croix Falls Fire Department, $250, Jessica Hall SCRMC Volunteer Partners, $500, Jessica Hall Medieval Banquet Encore - Tech, $100, Daniel Hanacek ATS Operator School, $1,000, Daniel Hanacek CRA – Muske Community Support, $500, Thomas Hansen Medieval Banquet Encore, $100, Thomas Hansen The RiverBank, $250, Jennifer Heilig Dollars for Scholars, $250, Scott Hendrickson Gene’s Jump Start Chili Feed, $500, Tilara Hills Dollars for Scholars, $250, Victoria Houlis-

St. Croix Falls High School seniors received several awards and scholarships May 18. Pictured are the winners following the close of the program. – Photo by Tammi Milberg

ton Carroll University – Presidential, $28,000, Victoria Houliston Lloyd Westlund Memorial, $250, Matthew Jacobs Dollars for Scholars, $250, Chris Johnson Medieval Banquet Encore – Art, $200, Chris Johnson 1st-annual Zach Foeller Memorial Scholarship, $500, Chris Johnson Dollars for Scholars, $250, Zachary Johnston WITC Foundation Scholarship, $500, Zachary Johnston Bob Williams Memorial, $325, Jasmine Jones S-Club, $50, Jasmine Jones Franze Wilke – FACE, gift, Jasmine Jones Miss St. Croix Falls, $500, Jasmine Jones SCRMC Volunteer Partners, $500, Jasmine Jones Dollars for Scholars, $250, Nicole Julik Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, $750, Ashley Kes Northern Michigan - Recognition Award, $4,000, Ashley Kes Northern Michigan – Academic Award, $14,000, Ashley Kes Gullickson Memorial, $300, Amanda Larson SCF Lioness, $250, Amanda Larson Rotary, $500, Amanda Larson Girls Booster Basketball, $500, Amanda Larson S-Club, $50, Amanda Larson Blaine Hunter Memorial, $500, Megan Larson St. Croix Regional Medical Center Physicians, $1,000, Carissa Libbenga NUE – Teachers Association, $500, Carissa Libbenga S-Club, $100, Carissa Libbenga DAR Daughters of the American Revolution, award, Carissa Libbenga Medieval Banquet Encore – Business, $75,

Carissa Libbenga St. Thomas Scholarship, $8,400, Carissa Libbenga St. Thomas Award, $5,600, Carissa Libbenga The RiverBank, $250, Paige Marek Amery Farmers Union, $1,000, Paige Marek S-Club, $300, Paige Marek Veneman Dental Care, $500, Tashina Martinson S-Club, $50, Tashina Martinson Eagle Valley Bank, $400, Kaisha Merrick Terry Hansford Memorial, $500, Tyler Nelson Bud and Larry Jensen Memorial, $250, Derek O’Brien Medieval Banquet Encore – Business, $50, Erin O’Brien Dollars for Scholars, $250, Adam Offerdahl Medieval Banquet Encore – Tech, $100, Adam Offerdahl S-Club, $100, Adam Offerdahl Dollars for Scholars, $250, Shantelle Pranke S-Club Honorary, Shantelle Pranke Janell Fellrath Memorial, $300, Jesel Price S-Club, $50, Jesel Price Shane and Betty Chinander Memorial, $250, Jessica Rohm S-Club, $200, Jessica Rohm Globe University – Director’s Academic, $1,000, Jessica Rohm Hazeldon, $600, Sam Schmidt S-Club, $150, Sam Schmidt Mary Fountan Gaylord Memorial, $500, Meghan Smith Agnes Carlson Peterson Memorial, $600, Meghan Smith S-Club, $50, Meghan Smith U.S. Banks – Cushing, $500, Katherine Standing Marketing/Business, $100, Katherine Standing Dollars for Scholars, $250, Mara Swanson Franze Wilke – FACE, gift, Mara Swanson

Lewejohn, $250, Abigail Swenson S-Club, $450, Abigail Swenson Agnes Carlson Peterson Memorial, $600, Abigail Swenson WITC Foundation Scholarship, $500, Abigail Swenson Franz Wilke – Ag, gift, Abigail Swenson Medieval Banquet Encore – FACE, $100, Katelyn Swenson SCF Lions Club, $1,200, Laura Swenson Dollars for Scholars, $250, Samantha Wheeler Bishop Fixtures and Millwork, $1,000, Sharanda Whittaker Girls Booster Basketball, $250, Sharanda Whittaker Marathon Oil Company, $1,500, Sharanda Whittaker S-Club, $50, Sharanda Whittaker Trollhaugen, $500, Katherine Wright SCF Lioness, $250, Katherine Wright S-Club, $250, Katherine Wright St. Thomas Scholarship, $32,000, Katherine Wright Marketing/Business, $150, Katherine Wright St. Thomas Award, $21,200, Katherine Wright MarketPlace Foods, $1,000, Joshua Yunker Dresser Lions Club, $500, Joshua Yunker St. Croix Valley Golf Course Men’s League, $500, Joshua Yunker S-Club, $400, Joshua Yunker Alumni Dollars for Scholars, $350: Dustin Kieckhoefer, Daniel Roach, Trygve Chinander, Michael Chelberg, Kaelie Ward, Tanya Wilson, Breanna Larson, Peter Weber, Brenna Martens, Michael Douglass-White SCRMC Volunteer Partners, $500, Erin McCormick, Breanna Larson, Brenna Martens


Awards and scholarships 2009: Grantsburg GRANTSBURG – The following awards and scolarships were handed out on May 11, at Grantsburg High School: Allied Waste Services, $500, Dylan Longhenry, Tyler Myers American Legion Auxiliary – Edna McCann, $500, Keegan Marek, Kaitlin Unbehaun American Legion Brask-Fossum-Janke Post 185, $500, Jonathan DeRocker, Kirsten Kaiser Anonymous Science Scholarship, $300, Nicole Davis, Tyler Myers Bernick’s Pepsi-Cola, $500, Lydia Benge Briggs, Ben Cole Brenda Fallstrom Memorial, $500, Mitchell Evenson Buccaneers Club, $150, Trent Bonneville, Connar Goetz, Tyler Myers Burnett Dairy Co-op, $750, Keegan Marek Burnett Dairy Co-op II, $1,000, Jennifer Lisiecki

Grantsburg seniors receiving Dollars for Scholars Scholarships posed with their awards after the scholarship and awards ceremony held at the high school on May 11. Forty-four students were awarded DFS scholarships totaling $26,400. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Tyler Myers smiles after receiving a scholarship from E&M Machine Engineering at the scholarship and awards ceremony Monday evening at Grantsburg High School. The award was all the more special to the Grantsburg High School senior as his father, Michael Myers, presented it to him. Burnett Dairy Co-op III, $1,250, Lydia Benge Briggs, Mitchell Evenson, Nathan McConnell, Tyler Myers Burnett Medical Center, $500, Tina Zimmermann, Mitchell Evenson Burnett Medical Hospital Auxiliary, $250, Lauren Leonard Carlyle and Darlene Sherstad, $250, Megan Finch, Jason Jensen

Caspers Scholarship, $500, Gretchen Hedlund, Kathleen Preissing Claire Erickson, Farmer’s Ind. Phone Co., $1,000, Jonathan DeRocker, Thane Larson, Samantha Oman Community Bank Business Scholarship, $500, Trent Bonneville Dale Chell Memorial (Whitetails Unlimited), $250, Thane Larson DFS Foundation, $500, Justine Diffee, Jessica Moyer DFS Foundation Academic Excellence, $500, Nicole Davis DFS Student Teaching Scholarship, $500, Kathleen Preissing Dick Peper Memorial, $200, Jake Ryan E & M Machine Engineering Scholarship, $500, Tyler Myers E & M Machine Engineering Scholarship, $200, Kyle Heinecke George Carpenter Memorial Scholarship, $500, Justine Diffee Glenn Nelson Memorial Scholarship, $400, Ben Larson Grantsburg Fire Association, $225, Jonathan DeRocker Grantsburg Rod & Gun, $500, Ben Cole, Dylan Longhenry Grantsburg Women Work Together, $500, Jessica Moyer Indianhead Credit Union, $200, Samantha Oman Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association, $750, Jennifer Lisiecki LaVonne Seeman Nursing Scholarship, $2,000, Lauren Stavne, Abbey Vaksdal Lions Schinzing Memorial, $500, Brad Berner

Lions Scholarship, $500, Nicole Davis, Justine Diffee Loyle Erickson Memorial, $100, Jonathan DeRocker Lynn Ryan Memorial Scholarship, $250, Ben Cole Mabel Thor Scholarship, $1,000, Gretchen Hedlund Mary Ann Erickson Memorial, $1,000, Nathan McConnell, Lauren Stavne Masons Scholarship, $300, Kevin Berry McNally Industries, $500, Jonathan DeRocker, Connar Goetz, Kyle Heinecke Nick Karels Scholarship, Kyle Heinecke NUE Grantsburg Unit College, $300, Keegan Marek NUE Grantsburg Unit Education, $300, Jake Ryan NUE Grantsburg Unit Technical, $300, Nathan Anderson Outstanding Science Student, $500, Nicole Davis, Tyler Myers Polk Burnett Cooperative Citizen Scholarship, $750, Jennifer Lisiecki, Lauren Stavne Rotary: In honor of Merlin Johnson, $500, Tyler Myers Squirrels Unlimited Brad Oman Memorial, $500, Jonathan DeRocker Squirrels Unlimited Loraine Rainy Paquette Memorial, $500, Samantha Oman St. Croix Regional Medical Center, $1,000, Nicole Davis, Tyler Myers U.S. Bank, $500, Nathan McConnell, Samantha Oman Walter & Marion Jensen Memorial, $1,000, Mitchell Evenson, Connar Goetz, Samantha Oman

Awards and scholarships 2009: Unity The following awards and scolarships were handed out on May 5, at Unity High School: Adolph Timm American Legion Post No. 346/Auxiliary Scholarship, $200, Rebecca Milligan Amery Farmers Union Co-op, $1,000, Johanna Alling Amery Luck Regional Medical Center, $500, Erin Owens Balsam Lake Ellis Hagler American Legion and Auxiliary Unit No. 278, $300, Rebecca Pollock Balsam Lake Community Club, $250, Johanna Alling, Julia Larsen Balsam Lake Rod & Gun Club, $500, Johanna Alling, Andy Kruse Burnett Dairy Co-op Scholarship, $1,250, Cailin Turner Calvin Anderson, $500, Spencer Severson Centuria Women’s Club, $250, Hannah Zahler Class of ’65, $500, Cailin Turner Countryside Co-op, Johanna Alling, Julia Larsen Inter-County Publishing Association, $750, Hannah Zahler Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship, $1,000, Jake Davison John Peper Memorial Scholarship, $500, Abby Schlechter Kolstad Family Funeral Home Scholarship, $500, Julia Larsen Margie Bangle, $1,000, Brittany Peters Mark Palmberg, $1,000, Abby Schlechter Milltown CC, $500, Rebecca Pollock American Legion George Melby Post No. 254 Milltown,

American Legion George Melby Post No. 254 presented scholarships to: Johanna Alling, Julia Larsen, Cailin Turner and Becca Pollock (not pictured).

Unity scholarship recipients recognized for a variety of honors included front: Stephanie Kothlow, Amanda Kuske, Ashley Elfers, Jenny Gorne, Cailin Turner and Elizabeth Ebensperger. Second row: Julia Larsen, Abby Schlecter, Johanna Alling and Becca Pollock. Third row: Becca Milligan, Brittany Peters, Amber Christensen and Cody Suckow. Back row: Seth McKenzie, Spencer Severson, Sam Bengtson, Dennis McKinney, Andy Kruse and Anthony Larson. – Photos by Jeanne Alling $500, Rebecca Pollock, Johanna Alling, Julia Larsen, Cailin Turner National Mutual Benefit, $1,000, Rebecca Pollock National Honor Society, $100, Jennifer Gorne Norma Thompson, $500, Cola Hickethier, Todd Nutter, Dr. Paul A. Hauge, $500, Rebecca Pollock Polk Burnett, $750, Hannah Zahler Polk County Roundabouts, $50, Johanna Alling, Sadie Bengtson, Julia Larsen Randy Walker Memorial Scholarship, $500, Dennis McKinney Richard O. Klatt Scholarship, $500, Cailin Turner River Valley Physicians, $1,000, Jennifer Gorne SCRMC Health Care Scholarship, $1,000, Elizabeth Ebensperger, Rebecca Milligan Unity Student Council Spirit Scholarship, $400, Ashley Elfers, Erica Gurtner, Seth McKenzie. Terry Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, $2,500, Cailin Turner Unity Education Scholarship Foundation, $750, Sam Bengt-

son, Elizabeth Ebensperger, Ashley Elfers, Jennifer Gorne, Steph Kothlow, Amanda Kuske, Rebecca Pollock Unity Education Association $400, Seth McKenzie, Johanna Alling Unity Leos Club, $500, Julia Larsen Unity Lions Club, $500, Amanda Kuske Valedictorian – Academic Excellence, $9,000, Elizabeth Ebensperger VFW United Post No. 6856 Milltown, $500, Spencer Severson Ladies Auxiliary VFW United Post No. 6856 Milltown, $500, Cailin Turner Other awards/recognition Adolph Timm American Legion Post Citizenship Award, certificate, Seth McKenzie, Elizabeth Ebensperger Badger Girls State Representatives, Brittany Petznick, Laura Kruger NUE Outstanding Student, Cailin Turner


Awards and scholarships 2009: Luck

Dan Strabel presents scholarships from the Burnett Dairy Cooperative to Luck seniors Brennan Olson, Hannah Melin and Christine Franzel. Indianhead Credit Union Scholarship, $200, Jimmy Mellon Luck Snowmobile Club Scholarship, $300, Christine Franzel, Chantalle Rowley School-to-Work Business Scholarship, $500, Jacob Meyer, Brennan Olson, Harry Severson-Dickinson, Ali Lehmann, Jimmy Mellon, Jamison Gross, Krstal Stage, Jennifer Roettger, Melissa Jenssen Veterans of Foreign Wars Award and Scholarship, $500, Derek Letch Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Award and Scholarship, $500, Krystal Stage American Legion Award and Scholarship, $500, Adam Anderson American Legion Auxiliary Award and Scholarship, $500, Grace Jenson Rural American Bank-Luck Scholarship, $500, Christian McCabe, Derek Letch

Luck High School’s scholarship winners, front row (L to R): Jerod Buck, James Longhenry, Jamison Gross, Dylan Fultz, Brandon Gutzmer, Glenn Mishler, Jeff Holmes and Jeff Gackle. Second row: Melissa Jenssen, Ashley Valentine, Ashley Overby, Grace Jenson, Maren Rozumalski, Hannah Melin, Krystal Stage, Alyssa Lehmann and Aushleana Branville. Third row: Brittany Douglas, Sierra Hulett, Christine Franzel, Brittney Danielson, Jennifer Roettger, Chantalle Rowley, Kasey Johnson, Brennan Olson, Adam Anderson and Megan Panek. Back row: Shane Buchholz, Harry Severson-Dickinson, Jimmy Mellon, Derek Letch, Jake Meyer, Cody Borresen, Christian McCabe and Andy Wortman. Missing: Maraya Anderson, April Branville, Melita Ericksen, Dylan Fjorden, Kaleb Harr, Jared Jensen, Timothy Kowalik, Dakota Krout, John Larkin, Brett Larson, Steven Leisch, Michelle Lindberg, Ryan Moore, Nicholas Morgan, Ross Petersen, Ariel Thompson, Joe Thompson and Justin Virkus. - Lori Nelson Andy and Donna Dolny Opportunity Scholarship, $500, Brittney Danielson Tatia Hibbs Memorial “Miss Hustle” Award and Scholarship, $100, Krystal Stage Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Scholarship, $500, Ashley Valentine Bryce Hacker Memorial Scholarship, $500, Adam Anderson, Ali Lehmann Rod Kennedy Memorial Writing Award, $500, Christine Franzel Amery Regional Medical Clinic Scholarship, $500, Grace Jenson Luck Lions Club Scholarship, $500, Chantalle Rowley, Megan Panek, Sierra Hulett Luck FFA Alumni Scholarship, $750, Kasey Johnson Luck FFA Alumni Scholarship, $500, Cody Borresen Luck FFA Alumni Scholarship, $300, Hannah Melin, Aushleana Branville Polk-Burnett Scholarship, $750, Melissa Jenssen, Christine Franzel Inter-County Leader Scholarship, $750, Aushleana Branville Barbershop Harmony Scholarship, $800, Ashley Valentine Terry Van Himbergen Memorial Scholarship, $700, Jennifer Roettger Todd Erickson Memorial Math/Science Scholarship, $750, Brennan Olson Luck Teachers Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, James Longhenry, Ali Lehmann Northwest United Educators Scholarship, $1,000, James Longhenry, Ali Lehmann Thelma Aaby Memorial Scholarship, $1,050, Maren Rozumalski Lakeland Communications Scholarship, $2,000, Melissa Jenssen


“TAKING ACTION AGAINST HUNGER” Here Are A Few Happenings At The Bremer Bank Office In Frederic.

June 5 - Hot Dog Days...Freewill Offering (Hot Dogs, chips, lemonade & coffee)

The Royal Oaks Senior Community The Royal Oaks Independent Senior Community has now added Certified Individualized Assisted Living to our warm, welcoming environment. Helping Seniors feel at home in their living environment, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your lifestyle and maintain your independence.


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June 30 - Bake Sale

Olson, Brittany Douglas, Justin Virkus, Ali Lehmann, Krystal Stage, Kasey Johnson, Brittney Danielson, Melissa Jenssen. Cloverleaf Awards, Adam Anderson, Aushleana Branville, Brittany Douglas, Christine Franzel, Jamison Gross, Dakota Krout, Brett Larson, Steven Leisch, Derek Letch, Christiain McCabe, Hannah Melin, Brennan Olson, Ashley Overby, Jenny Roettger, Harry Severson-Dickinson, Krystal Stage, Justin Virkus Horseshoe Staff Awards, Staff members: Brittney Danielson, Grace Jenson, Jennifer Roettger, Maren Roumalski and editors: Melissa Jenssen, Krystal Stage Drama Club Awards, Marnie Rozumalski, Ashley Valentine, Krystal Stage, Brittney Danielson, Jen Roettger, Nick Morgan, Jerod Buck, James Longhenry, Jimmy Mellon, Ross Petersen, Justin Virkus, Shane Buchholz, Ali Lehmann, Megan Panek, Grace Jenson, Jamison Gross Rod Kennedy Memorial Drama Award, Ashley Valentine The Jimmy Award, James Mellon Lakeland Conference Academic Awards, Christine Franzel, Grace Jenson, Ashley Valentine, Ashley Overby, Kasey Johnson, Brennan Olson, Melissa Jenssen, Alyssa Lehmann, Megan Panek, Adam Anderson, Maren Rozumalski WIAA Scholar/Athlete Award, Nick Morgan, Melissa Jenssen Women Sports Advocate Award, Melissa Jenssen Senior Athlete Recognition, Adam Anderson, Aushleana Branville, Jerod Buck, Brittney Danielson, Brittany Douglas, Christine Franzel, Dylan Fultz, Jeffrey Gackle, Jamison Gross, Brandon Gutzmer, Melissa Jenssen, Alyssa Lehmann, Derek Letch, James Longhenry, Christian McCabe, Hannah Melin, James Mellon, Jacob Meyer, Nick Morgan, Brennan Olson, Ashley Overby, Ross Petersen, Chantalle Rowley, Maren Rozumalski, Harry Severson-Dickinson, Krystal Stage, Justin Virkus, Andrew Wortman Athletes of the Year Awards, Nick Morgan, Melissa Jenssen U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete, Adam Anderson, Alyssa Lehmann

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June 8 - 12 - Popcorn All Week Long...Freewill Offering June 17 - 19 - Milk, Cheese And Crackers

Sterling Bank Scholarship, $1,000, Ashley Overby, Hannah Melin, James Longhenry St. Croix Regional Medical Scholarship, $1,000, Ashley Overby UW-Eau Claire Freshmen Honors Scholarship, $1,000, Megan Panek Marian University NABER Scholarship, $3,000 per year/up to 4 years, Jamison Gross AgStar Scholarship, $1,000, Hannah Melin Harvey and Hazel Dueholm Scholarship, $1,000, Kasey Johnson Burnett Dairy Cooperative Scholarship, $1,500, Brennan Olson Burnett Dairy Cooperative Scholarship, $1,250, Christine Franzel, Hannah Melin Howard Jorgenson Scholarship, $1,1000, Justin Virkus Wisconsin All-State Scholar, Ashely Overby Academic Excellence Scholarship Award, Brennan Olson Other scholarships/awards recognition Scholastic Awards, Kasey Johnson, Adam Anderson Student Council Awards, Alyssa Lehmann, Ashley Valentine, Maren Rozumalski, Ashley Overby, Christine Franzel, Jennifer Roettger Academic Letter Awards – (L) = Letter, (P) = Additional Pin End of last year: Adam Anderson (P), Christine Franzel (P), Grace Jenson (P), Melissa Jenssen (P), Derek Letch (P), Brennan Olson (P), Ashley Overby (P), Megan Panek (P), Maren Rozumalski (P) First quarter: Jennifer Roettger (Ashley Valentine (P) Second quarter: Kasey Johnson (P), Alyssa Lehmann (P), James Longhenry (P), Nick Morgan (P) Third quarter: Adam Anderson (P), Aushleana Branville (L), Christine Franzel (P), Jamison Gross (L), Grace Jenson (P), Melissa Jenssen (P), Jimmy Mellon (L), Brennan Olson (P) Ashley Overby (P), Maren Rozumalski (P), Krystal Stage (P) Business Award, Aushleana Branville, Brittney Danielson, Brittany Douglas, Melita Erickson, Jeff Holmes Ali Lehmann, Hannah Melin, Christian McCabe, Brennan Olson, Jenny Roettger, Krystal Stage, Justin Virkus Keyboarding Hall of Fame, Jeff Holmes, Shane Buchholz, Nick Morgan, Brennan

All Month You Can Purchase A Reusable Grocery Tote For $5.00 ALL FUNDS COLLECTED WILL GO TOWARDS LOCAL FOOD SHELF.

The Royal Oaks provides: • Spacious Private Apartments • Fellowship • 24-Hour On-site Staff • Environment designed to meet changing needs • Emergency Response System • Assistance as needed • Independence By being certified Assisted Living we can offer your whatever assistance you may need as it becomes necessary so there is no need to move from your apartment.

Give us a call to see what The Royal Oaks can offer you or your loved one. The Royal Oaks, Inc., 304 8th Avenue East, Osceola, WI 54020. 715-294-1600.

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LUCK – Thirty-seven area businesses, organizations, families and individuals joined together to provide more than $64,000 in scholarships and awards for the members of Luck’s Class of 2009. These scholarships and awards were presented during Luck’s annual Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 20, in the school’s gym. Luck Community Graduate Fund, $125, Adam Anderson, Maraya Anderson, Cody Borresen, April Branville, Aushleana Branville, Shane Buchholz, Jerod Buck, Brittney Danielson, Brittany Douglas, Melita Ericksen, Dylan Fjorden, Christine Franzel, Dylan Fultz, Jeffrey Gackle, Jamison Gross, Brandon Gutzmer, Kaleb Harr, Jeffrey Holmes, Sierra Hulett, Jared Jensen, Grace Jenson, Melissa Jenssen, Kasey Johnson, Timothy Kowalik, Dakota Krout, John Larkin, Brett Larson, Alyssa Lehmann, Steven Leisch, Derek Letch, Michelle Lindberg, James Longhenry, Christian McCabe, Hannah Melin, James Mellon, Jacob Meyer, Glenn Mishler, Ryan Moore, Nicholas Morgan, Brennan Olson, Ashley Overby, Megan Panek, Ross Petersen, Jennifer Roettger, Chantalle Rowley, Maren Rozumalski, Harry Severson-Dickinson, Krystal Stage, Ariel Thompson, Joe Thompson, Ashley Valentine, Justin Virkus, Andrew Wortman West Denmark Church Scholarships, $100, Megan Panek, Melissa Jenssen, Maren Rozumalski Business Education Scholarship, $150, Ali Lehmann, Christian McCabe, Justin Virkus, Krystal Stage, Aushleana Branville


WITC graduates Class of 2009 RICE LAKE – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College continues to turn out well-trained graduates with more than 1,200 students earning associate degrees, technical diplomas and professional certificates. On May 15, the college held simultaneous commencement ceremonies for its Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. “This is always an enormously uplifting time of the year at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College,” says WITC President Bob Meyer. “While it is always such a great pleasure working with our students as they aspire to prepare themselves for the future, it is an even greater pleasure when we are able to celebrate our students accomplishments in achieving a significant milestone in their lives.” A WITC study indicates that 91 percent of students are employed within six months of graduating. The average annual starting salary for 2008 graduates employed in jobs related to their training is $30,171. “We are proud to recognize and congratulate our graduates for successfully achieving the ultimate investment in their lives – a college education,” Meyer said. “We are confident that these graduates are well prepared and will leverage their education to make significant contributions to their respective communities. We wish these new WITC alumni the very best as they pursue the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” At the WITC-New Richmond campus event, nearly 300 students graduated. Student speaker Jennifer Bannink, machine tooling technics program, spoke passionately and directly about her education experience at WITC. Crossing the stage in cap and gown and worn work boots, she pointed out the boots are the same pair that brought her through the door to apply at WITC. Jen Stella, human resources generalist for Polaris Industries in Wyoming, Minn., received the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award at WITC-New Richmond. She graduated WITC in 2003 from the supervisory management program by taking classes offered at her workplace due to a partnership between WITC and Polaris, her employer. “After taking a couple classes, I was impressed with the content of the material and their relevance to what I was doing every day.” WITC Vice President and New Richmond Campus Administrator Joseph Huftel also recognized two retiring staff members at commencement. Sandi Thompson and Christie Kowalski retire this summer after serving 30 and 25 years respectively at WITC. WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 28,000 residents of Northwest Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers careerfocused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized training, and a wide

WITC students happily leave the Somerset High School gymnasium after commencement exercises, eager to get started on their new careers and futures. Almost 300 students graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in 2009. – Photos submitted array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, call 800-243-WITC or visit Amery Kayla Bruss, Scott Chock, Kari Clark, Kevin Flores, Cody Foster, Ma. Theresa Fredrickson, Brenda Gannon, Christine Goulet, Trevor Greenebaum, Kandy Hartshorn, Travis Hubred, Stacey Kirkvold, Lisa Lathrop, Jacqueline Logan, Jacob Luedtke, Amanda Nichols, Misty Posey-Nichols, Jacinda Potvin, Jessica Spreiter, Matt Swanepoel.

Dorothy Richter’s 80th Birthday

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Sat., June 13, 2009, 1 - 5 p.m. Grantsburg Community Center

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Centuria Ronald Beckwith, Stephanie Larsen, John Thaemert, Mindi Zappa.

Frederic Corey Laqua.

Clayton Henry Elmer, Matthew Findley, Douglas Garner, John Logan, Michele Scribner.

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OPEN HOUSE in Honor of


(31 Years as Luck’s Elementary Principal)

Luck Golf Course Clubhouse Friday, June 12, 5 - 8 p.m.

Osceola Kahlyn Cottor, Tara Gillespie, Blake Knoll, Cynthia Koehler, Kristina Kobs, Corey Krenz, Abigail Kromrey, Scott Mahler, Ken Nelson, Erik Newville, Amanda Potting, Mary Roush, Margaret Stearns, Colleen Steffen, Kerri Stener, Sheila Swanson and Tamara Wyman. St. Croix Falls Brandon Jensen, Timothy Lien, Matthew Mayne, Julie Stage, Anne Stoner and Tina Turnock. - submitted

Come and Go Event with Hors d’oeuvres PLEASE STOP IN AND WISH HIM WELL.! Hosted by Luck Schools 487668 41L


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Deer Park Nicholas Allee, Dennis Derosier, Adam Gadach, Christina Laurishke, Raeann Rudd, Jonathan Steffen, David Sykora, David Whitlock. Dresser Charles Klocker, Michael Kohls, Steven Larsen, William Muhlenkord, Michael Tobeck.

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Cushing Matthew Park.

Balsam Lake Lisa Einberger, Elie Knutson, Dannielle Lamberty, Katie Polzin, Bridget Stoeklen.

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Clear Lake Michelle Alvermann, Karen Barney, Dolores Brihn, Jocelyn Buhr, Trisha Casey, Dianna Klinger, Aric Moe, Nancy Nelson, Jake Smith, Rachel Warner, Rachel Zimmer.



The Siren Alumni Scholarship is currently available on the Siren School’s Web site and any Siren graduate who is currently attending a two- or four-year college may be eligible to receive the Alumni Scholarship. Please turn in your application, school transcript and proof of enrollment to the Siren School, attn.: Renae Peterson/Wayne Koball. 487542 41-42L


Fri. & Sat., June 5 & 6, 2009, 11 a.m.-? In Alpha at Burnett Dairy Co-op


Sale By Team BDC B - Beating D - Defeating C - Cancer Please come and help us support cancer research & prevention.

For the return of, or information leading to the return of our pet Cockatiel, gray with yellow head & orange spots on side of head. Last seen on Hwy. 35, just north of Cty. Rd. D in Webster.

All proceeds go to Burnett County Relay for Life. Burnett County Relay being at Webster High School, Webster, Wis., Fri., June 12, at 6 p.m.

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Students take trip back in time BALSAM LAKE – Third-grade students took a trip back in time and learned about Polk County history and early schools on their visit to the Polk County Historical Museum and the Lanesdale School Museum in Balsam Lake. The visit to the school museum helped the students realize how fortunate they are to have a modern school complete with paper, pencils, textbooks and indoor plumbing. The Polk County Historical Museum gave the students a sample of life around the early 1900s. The students toured the 50 galleries which include a fully equipped general store, blacksmith shop, barbershop, early kitchen, hardware store, bedroom and parlor, ethnic exhibits, military room and the Native American room which even houses a wigwam. After lunch, the students met with Polk County water-quality specialist Jeremy Williamson and conservation planner Dave Peterson. Williamson taught the students about the invasive plants and critters found in lakes in Polk County and showed the students many examples of these invasives. He gave the students some great tips to how to stop the spread of these harmful species and how to keep our lakes clean and healthy. Peterson brought a groundwater model to demonstrate the effects that construction, farming, lawn care, gasoline-powered vehicles and recreational activites have on water quality. - submitted

Russ Hanson taught the students about early farm life during the museum tour.

Josh wears the dunce hat in the one-room school.

Ashley demonstrates the punishment that one-room schoolteachers used on pupils that didn’t behave.

Students learned what schools were like in the past.

Frederic Family Days button-design winners

Tyler Berdal-Calabria was one of the two Frederic High School students to win a money prize for their artistic abilities. Calabria’s Frederic Family Days design will be one of the designs on this year’s buttons. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld

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Jordan Siebenthal’s design was also selected for buttons that will be available for purchase for the Frederic Family Days events.


CHURCH NEWS Stretch Out Your Hand

Doing the right thing

Family members and I once went clam digging with my son on a remote beach in southern Alaska. We anchored his boat and transferred to a dinghy for our short trip to shore. The transfer down from the boat into the dinghy didn’t cause me trouble. The transfer back up to the boat at the conclusion of our trip was difficult, painful, and—according to my daughter—hilarious. It took both my son and grandson to grasp my outstretched hands so they could pull Perspectives this aging body back into the boat. Hand-stretching works both ways. We can receive needed help from someone else’s hands and we can lift someone up, push someone out of danger, or guide a child on his bicycle, with ours. We can soothe a fevered brow or give a comforting hug. And, by a simple touch prompted by the Holy Spirit, we can transfer a prayer onto a person in need. Whether we use our outstretched hands for help or to help, we can use Jesus’ example. He often lifted his arms to his Father for help and strength. Then he reached out to touch people for healing, calm the stormy sea, and cast out demons. He even healed the withered hand of a man by simply telling the man to stretch out his hand. By the same token, when we first stretch out our hands to God in humility, need, and trust, then we are able and ready to bring healing and restoration to others. Jesus’ disciples spent three years with him, learning how to help others. We also can learn—by spending lots of quality time with him—how to “heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed …” (Luke 4:18) God gives us weapons to use, too, in helping others. Unlike Moses, who held a rod in his outstretched hand to bring victory to the Israelites, and Joshua, who held a spear, we don’t need weapons of war to bring down such strongholds as sickness, despair, addiction and evil. God has given us other weapons, such as the sword of the Holy Spirit which is the Word of God. He uses medicine and other means to bring healing. But a Bible verse repeated in faith and in Jesus’ name also can cause God’s healing, strength and victory. Lord, thank you for lifting us up so we can lift others. We reach out toyou for strength and power so we can bring needed healing, deliverance, and spiritual freedom to those in need. Help us to use our hands to your glory, in Jesus’ name, amen. (Mrs. Bair may be reached at

Sally Bair Eternal

I recently came across this article in a church bulletin: Lynita Regis of Bellevue, Wash., is a struggling single mother who could have used a little extra cash to pay her rent and take care of other family necessities. A few days ago, Ms. Regis checked her checking account balance at an ATM in Bellevue and learned that her bank said she had over $270,000 in the account. She admits to fantasizing about what she could have done with that much money, but she reported the error to the bank branch manager. Her comments make a wonderful statement about this lady’s sense of priorities. “It’s a struggle; we’re human but a child of God and gotta do the right thing even though I have nothing,” Ms. Regis said. Then she asked the kind of question all Christians ought to ask as they evaluate their behavior: “At the end of the day, are you gonna sell your soul for $271,366.01?” It is easy to miss the point if you think, “Well, she wouldn’t have gotten away with it anyway. The bank would have discovered the error in time and she would have had to give all that money back.” That might very well be true, but the lesson is that this woman thought it through and considered the cost to her soul of keeping money that didn’t belong to her. Jesus asked, “What will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). Lynita Regis considered the question and decided that her soul was worth more than a little over a quarter-million dollars. Good for her! She did the right thing. Chances are, you and I will never find that kind of bonanza in our bank accounts, but we will face questions about whether to do what’s right or take some short-term benefit. Pay your rent or save your soul? It is really no question at all to any clear-thinking person. Do the right thing and trust God to care for your needs. (By John Gaines) It’s obvious that Ms. Regis was familiar with what God teaches us from His Word. In Matthew 6:24, Jesus said “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” In this same chapter, Jesus told His disci-

ples where man’s true priorities in life should be. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21) Paul would later teach that same lesson on priorities: Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothPreacher’s ing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life… (1 Timothy 6:6-12) We must all make sure that we resist the very strong temptations that the world places before us every day and instead focus on the reward that the Lord has in store for those who are obedient to His word. If readers have questions they would like answered in this weekly column or simply wish to know more about the Church of Christ, they are invited to call 715-866-7157, visit the Web site at or stop by the church building at 7425 West Birch St. in Webster. Sunday Bible class begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We also meet Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon.

Garret Derouin The Pen

Time change for Lewis Country Jam LEWIS – The last country jam for the summer will be held at Lewis United Methodist Church this coming Saturday, June 6. Change has been made to an earlierthan-usual time, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The jam session will be held outdoors, weather per-

mitting. Those who come are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Free hot dogs will be served. – Information submitted

Bone Lake Lutheran honors graduates Bone Lake Lutheran Church in rural Luck honored their high school senior graduates during worship on Sunday, May 24. Shown (L to R) are: Brittany Douglas, Jennifer Roettger, Justine Schallenberger, Candace Buck, Jerod Buck, Ryan Moore and Dylan Fjorden.

The sacrament of holy baptism was celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, at Bone Lake Lutheran Church. Pastor Mary Ann Bowman is holding new sister in Christ, Samantha Ann Marie Newbauer. Samantha is shown with her parents, Alice and Ryan Newbauer, and her sponsors, Mark Nois, Renee Platson and Ben Newbauer. Bone Lake Lutheran Church blessed its service trip team during worship on Sunday, May 31. The group is leaving for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Saturday, June 6, and will be gone for one week. Their service project on the reservation includes home repair and working with Kid’s Club. The group has been preparing for their trip by studying the Indian Wars, broken treaties, the creation of reservations, and Wounded Knee 1890 and 1973. They have also been reading books by Native American authors. Back row (L to R): Paul Denny, Derek Buck, Dylan Fjorden, John Denny, Kyle Hunter, Morgan Denny, Samantha Fenning, Alicia Ouelette, Brendan Fenning, Tomieka DaBruzzi and David Buck. Middle row: Brenda Buck, Waylon Buck, Kylie Rich, Jessica Wilkinson, Austin Hillman-Baker, Jillian Peterson, Jaimee Buck, Natasha Weyaus, Randy Brunette and Andrew Sund. Front row: Jerod Buck, Candace Buck and Pastor Mary Ann Bowman. Missing from the picture is Megan Moore. - Photos submitted


CHURCH NEWS/OBITUARIES After 5 dinner meeting to feature Dr. Dan Erickson SIREN - The Webster/Siren area Christian women’s club After 5 invites ladies and gentlemen to attend a dinner meeting on Monday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in the fellowship hall of Bethany Lutheran Church located on Hwy. 35 in Siren. The program is designed for ladies to invite their husbands or friends. Its theme will be Outdoor Adventures. All interested men in the community are invited to attend also. Special speaker for this evening will be Dr. Dan Erickson, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Erickson has nearly four decades of leadership experience, as executive vice president of the Northwest Graduate School Doctorate Program, as national di- Dr. Dan Erickson - Sperector of denominational and parachurch cial photo

relations with Promise Keepers, and as executive director of the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries. He has been married to Kathy for 37 years and has two children and six grandchildren. His message is entitled “Finding Your Greater Yes.” Music will be provided by Rich and Kathy Hutchison of Siren. Kevin O’Gara of Siren’s Fur, Fins and Feathers will give the special feature. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00, but reservations are needed please call Jane at 715-566-0081 or Carol at 715-349-7006. After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. - with submitted information

Kirstine Sandis (fiddle player) from Denmark. West Denmark Lutheran Church is located about one mile west of the intersection of Hwy. 35 and CTH N. The group will also be performing at the Barron Area Community Center on Tuesday, June 16. - Special photo

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Harold Pugh, 94, a Milltown native, died May 19 in a one-vehicle crash in Hennepin County, Minn. He was 93. Pugh, a Purple Heart recipient in World War II, was the oldest person to graduate from Roseville, Minn., High School last year at the age of 93. As a teenager, Pugh dropped out of high school in Milltown to join the Merchant Marines. When the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, he enlisted in the Army. He participated in the June 6, 1944, D-Day landing at Normandy and was awarded a Purple Heart after taking two German bullets to his thigh. Another bullet hit a safety razor stashed in his backpack. “That could have been a bad one because it was up close to my heart,” Pugh said in a 2008 interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Pugh spent his career with the U.S. Postal Service but never made it back to high school. Last June, he was awarded an honorary high school diploma by the Roseville Area Board of Education “for the sacrifices he made for his country.” - with information from St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Dale Nelsen, 55, died May 28, 2009, after battling an aggressive cancer. Dale Nelsen was born to Harold and Esther Nelsen in Frederic on May 7, 1954. Dale was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Luck. He graduated from Frederic High School. He was married to Deborah Titus, and they have made their home in Appleton where Dale was an architect with Consolidated Constuction Co. He is survived by his wife; a son and daughter, Soren and Elizabeth; grandchildren, Quinn and Titus; sister, Kay (Cyrus) Bjerke of Hudson; nieces and nephews; and several cousins in the Luck area. Dale was preceded in death by his daughter, Leah; and his brother, Mark Nelsen. A memorial service was held Monday, June l, at His Church World Outreach Center, Oshkosh.

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Sula to perform at West Denmark WEST DENMARK – Sula, a musical group from Denmark, will be performing at the West Denmark Lutheran Church Hall on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets (sold at the door) are $7 for adults and $3 for students. The trio originally met up at a folk festival on the Faroes in the late - ‘80s, and have since played in Denmark, Germany, England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and Chile. The group’s trademark is their unique mix of traditional and newer Scots and Scandinavian songs and tunes. Sula is the Latin and the Faroese name for the gannet, the albatross of the north. Sula lives on the wing and on the sea, landing on rocky cliffs only to nest. Sula flies over the northern oceans and the coasts that bred this music. 2009 sees Sula’s U.S. debut, plus tours to Scotland (Orkney Folk Festival), returns to Italy and Chile, and a first visit to Argentina. Band members include Rod Sinclair (guitar, banjo and song) from Scotland; Eskil Romme (accordion, saxophone and pipes) from Denmark; and

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Husband, daddy, brother, uncle, son, cousin, friend & “my bubba,” how we miss you. There is not one day we don’t remember you or talk about you or deeply long for you. You are still with us every day. If I had only known I wouldn’t hear your voice again I would have memorized everything you said, every soft touch, every loving look across a room, every dance you held me tight. If I had only known I would have prayed a miracle to stop the morning dawn before you left, until I had just a moment to look into your eyes and tell you how much I loved you just one more time. The dues we paid alone and together were worth every sacrifice to have just one day of your love for us. I hope and pray I have not and will not fail you, it’s time I lift my head up and make you proud. I will do the best I can and do what I think you would have wanted for our beautiful children. We told you we would love you forever and it’s true, we miss you to the deepest parts of our souls, we grasp onto every memory of you. We will see you again, not soon enough, but when we do our hearts will be whole again. Keep watching over us, we know you are there. All of our love, Heidi, Nicole, Marcus and Peyton. We thank God for the people that have sent prayers that are heard and the strength we need every day. Thank you to friends and family that participated in the 1st-Annual “Adopt a Road” pickup at the accident site. We hope the road sign in Leon’s memory goes up soon. God bless you. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles.”

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OBITUARIES Douglas J. Mariette

Elaine G. Tjader

Gregory R. Johnson

Douglas J. Mariette, age 79, resident of Grantsburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his residence. Douglas was the third of four sons, born to Leon and Vivian Mariette on May 23, 1930. He spent his early childhood in the Wolf Creek area, and attended high school in Minneapolis where he met and soon married the truest love of his life, Shirley Johnson. To this union five children were born. Douglas was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1961 and was proud to serve his country in the United States and in Korea. When he came back to Minneapolis, Minn., he attended barber college and opened his own shop in Edina, Minn. His business soon expanded to include other barber shops and several beauty salons. In 1968 he packed up his family and moved to the Falun area. He owned and operated a Wood Heating Store in Siren, where he enjoyed interacting with his community. Doug had many interests. He was an avid sports fan. The Green Bay Packers, the Badgers and the Brewers were the preferred teams, but he was able to appreciate the strengths and abilities of other team players. He liked to travel, was a master checker player, and had an amazing way with animals. Family was always top priority. Doug was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Lynn; two brothers, Dennis and Charles Mariette. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Carol (Ralph) Bents, Jane (Roger) Corty, James (Darla) Mariette, Thomas (Sheila) Mariette; eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Emily, Jeremy, Justin, Paul, Mike, Tommy and Sarah; one great-grandchild, James; brother, Morris (Pat) Mariette; sisters-in-law, LaVerna and Alice Mariette; nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 2, at the Wolf Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl Heidel officiating. Music will be provided by organist Linda Dahl and soloists Ralph Bents and Mike Corty. Pallbearers were Larry, Craig, Joe, Tony, Don and Ken Mariette. The Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Elaine G. Tjader, 84, of Siren, died May 21, 2009, at St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Elaine was born to George and Eleanor Kosloski on Sept. 23, 1924, in Denham, Minn. The family moved to Siren, where she graduated from high school in 1941. She married William Tjader, June 2, 1945. They raised five sons on the family farm, just west of Siren in Daniels Township. She was employed at Hagert’s Locker Plant for several years, leaving there to baby-sit grandchildren in the early ‘80s. Elaine was a good cook, who could effortlessly prepare a home-cooked meal for her family or any unexpected guest. Her baked beans were famous. She was always asked to provide them for any special occasion, but her grandchildren all loved her chocolate chip cookies and mac and cheese. Elaine loved going on trips with family, entertaining and play games. She was a good sport about trying anything new. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. Elaine was a longtime and faithful member of Siren Covenant Church and the Siren American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as treasurer for many years. Elaine is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Christine Larsen; and brothers, George and Raphael Kosloski. She is survived by her sons, Mike (Carleen), New Richmond, Timothy (Donna), Siren, Steven (Bonnie), Siren, Dennis (Bonnie), Siren and Paul (Valerie), River Falls; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Doris Kosloski, Siren, Gerlyn Erichsen, Siren and Della Tjader, New Richmond; brother-in-law, Ancel Highstrom, New Richmond; and many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at Siren Covenant Church, with Pastor Dave Guertin officiating. The Daniels family and Sarah Allan provided special music. Pallbearers were Melissa Corbo, Michele, Mark, Ryan, Bethany, Reid, Jonathan and Amanda Tjader. Honorary pallbearers were Evan, Aidan, Ethan and Logan Tjader. Interment was at Mud Hen Lake Cemetery. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Gregory R. Johnson of Dresser died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., due to injuries from an auto accident at the age of 33. Greg was born Jan. 31, 1976, at St. Croix Falls to Donna and Duane Johnson. He was baptized at North Valley Lutheran Church and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran. He attended Amery schools and graduated from St. Croix Falls High School in 1995. He was employed as a herdsman at the Bruce Siltberg farm. He had been a member of the Sand Lake 4-H, played hockey for Amery High School, coached for the St. Croix Valley Hockey Association, played softball for Shockers and Mondor Cabinetry, enjoyed coon and deer hunting. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harriet and Gerald Johnson and Byron Youngren. He is survived by his parents Duane and Donna; brother, Kevin (Jamie) of Dresser; sister, Cassie Johnson of Dresser; nephew, Chase; grandmother, Anita Youngren of Amery; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 2, at Bethesda Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Richardson, officiating. Private interment will be at a later date. The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, was entrusted with arrangements.

Ruth Helen Johnson

Harold “Shorty” Frost died at his home in Black Canyon City, Ariz., on May 17, 2009. He was 64 years old. He was born Oct. 11, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Loraine Frost; two sisters, Evelyn Cassidy and Shirley Clark; and brother, Raymond Frost. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Webster.

Dennis M. Mattson, resident of Trade Lake Township, Frederic, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, at the age of 77. He is survived by his sisters, Violet Nahkala, Joyce Anderson and Elouise Anderson; brother, Rurick Mattson; nieces and nephews; and best friend, Dale Morelli. Funeral service will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, on Wednesday, June 3, 6 p.m., with visitation preceding at 4 p.m. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Ruth H. Johnson, 84 of Milltown, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society Home of St. Croix Falls, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born on June 22, 1924, in Verndale, Minn., the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Gertrude (Beven) Bautch. Ruth leaves to celebrate her memory, husband, Glenn Johnson of Milltown/St. Croix Falls; 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 and Jon Hochstetler, Shawntelle Dawes and Nicholas Johnson; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillian (Mickey) Stevens; and other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Leo Bautch. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake. She will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Milltown Township following the Mass. Pallbearers were Tom Johnson, Joe Hochstetler, Shawntelle Dawes, Jon Hochstetler, Nicholas Johnson and Dennis Gorghuber. The Kolstad Family Funeral Home, Centuria, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Joseph James Bloom, the 5 lbs, 1.9 oz. baby boy of Christopher and Nicola (Willcox) Bloom was given back to the Lord Friday, May 29, 2009, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Chris and Nicky Bloom, Cumberland; his sisters, Alex and Jasmine; and brother Anthony, all of Cumberland; paternal grandparents Marilyn Bloom, Centuria, and Tom (Mary) Bloom, Rice Lake; maternal grandparents Bill and Melinda Willcox, Bruce; paternal great-grandmother Ardys Swenson, Centuria; maternal great-grandparents Bill and Faye Willcox, Ladysmith, and Cloris Seng, Eau Claire; aunts and uncles Jeanette and Matt Bobick, Luck, Erin and Jeff Lanhart, Luck, Terry and Jody Sparks, Lakewood, Colo., Jamie Snider, Chetek, and Justin and Sarah Willcox, Cumberland; several cousins and other relatives, and their very special extended family at the 5 O’Clock Club in Cumberland. Funeral services were June 2 at Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, with the Rev. Timothy Schmidt officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. The Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, was entrusted with arrangements.

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OBITUARIES Marion Jean Benjamin

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Marion J. Benjamin 59, of Johnstown Township, rural Luck, died in her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, with her family by her side. Marion was born on May 1, 1950, in Hayward, the daughter of Wilbert and Lorena (Skinaway) Merrill. Marion was a certified nursing assistant and worked for many years in the health care industry in the local area. She enjoyed Bingo, family outings and cherished every moment she spent with her family and friends. She leaves to celebrate her memory, husband, Ronnie J. Benjamin, children, Lorena Benjamin (Anthony Lowe), Steven Benjamin (Shannon Lowe), Lonnie Benjamin (Jackie Lowe), Maurice Benjamin, grandchildren; Christina, Christy, Matt, Coty, Lexi, Gabe, Adriel, Shelby, Lyric, several great-grandchildren, brother, Frank Merrill, sister, Marlene Merrill, loving life sister, Thamer Rogers, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. Marion is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Lorena (Skinaway) Merrill, daughter, Rhonda Benjamin, son, Richie Merrill, sister, Ellen Skye, sister Patricia Sam and brother, Tom Lowe. Services were held Saturday, May 30, at the Round Lake Community Center. David “Maabin” Merrill officiated. Interment was at the Georgetown Township Cemetery next to her children, Richie and Rhonda following services at the community center. Pallbearers were Jay Sam, Curt Sam, Dustin Sam, Brandon Merill, Terry Rogers and Jerry Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Sam, Rodney Jacobson and Travis Buck. Online condolences may be expressed at The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria was entrusted with arrangements.

Traci Dawn Sandgren, 42, a resident of Luck, died May 23, 2009, at Amery Regional Medical Center. Traci was born on June 11, 1966, in Grantsburg to proud parents, William and Linda Sears. Traci grew up in the Webster area, graduating from Webster High School in 1984. Traci went on to cosmetology school at WITC-Superior, graduating in 1985 and then on to barber school in Superior graduating in 1986. She worked for several salons in the area and with her mother at the Ultimate in Grantsburg and later Cuts & Curls in Webster. She married Richard Sandgren on Nov. 28, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev. Traci enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with her family and was known to be a good cook. She was especially fond of being involved on a bowling league because her Grandma Brownie taught her how. She was proud of that. Traci was preceded in death by her grandpa, Harvey; Grandma Lunsman; Grandma Brownie; aunt, Annette Whiteside; nephew, Mark Johnson; and father-in-law, Richard. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Jodi, Jake, Jessica and Jason; her parents, Bill and Linda Sears; mother-in-law, Fay Sandgren; grandpa, John Sears; sisters, Kim (Rob) Johnson and Lori (Bryan) McCann; her beloved dog “Bernstine;” along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Memorial services were held Thursday, May 28, at North Valley Lutheran Church in Centuria with Pastor Maggie Isaacson officiating. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

Beatrice M. Oachs, 92, Barnum, Minn., died Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake, Minn. She was born on Oct. 7, 1916, in Vernon Center, Minn., to Trellis and Lois Spence. At the age of 10, Beatrice moved with her family to Mapleton, Minn., returning to Vernon Center in 1929 where she attended school. On May 9, 1935, Beatrice married Thorl Oachs in Mankato, Minn. They lived in the Mankato area where Beatrice was a homemaker and also worked in restaurants. In 1955, they moved to Skelton Township. Beatrice worked at Billman’s Coffee Shop in Barnum and later worked at Diamond Match for eight years. She also worked in the kitchen at the Moose Lake State Hospital for several years. Beatrice farmed with her family through the years. Beatrice loved crocheting and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed fishing and especially liked her trips to Canada. Beatrice and Thorl ,also enjoyed wintering in Southern Texas and Mexico. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thorl in 2002; son: Gary; granddaughter: Annette; three brothers; and one sister. Beatrice will be lovingly remembered by her children: Alvin (Hazel) of Barnum, M Wayne (Maria) of Cloquet, Minn., Ronald (Janet) of Grantsburg, Eugene (Pat) of Casper, Wyo., Diane (Richard) Romanoski of Barnum, Minn., Sharon (Steve) Mohelski of Barnum, Minn. and David (Karyn) of Moose Lake, Minn.; brother, Robert Spence of Willmar, Minn.; three sisters, Nancy Wyler, Marilyn George and Betty Zeigler, all of Mankato, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 30, in Barnum Community United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lee Kantonen officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Finifrock and Jerry Pederson. Inurnment was held in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. The Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, Minn., was entrusted with arrangements.

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It’s been nearly a year since my motorcycle accident and the loss of my best friend and husband of 15 years, Leon Viebrock. A lot has taken place, some good, some bad, but mostly a year of grieving, mourning, healing and yes, some poor choices in the way I chose to deal with such an unexpected loss. I am writing this to first thank God, whose grace has been wrapped around our children, second to thank Osceola and St. Croix Ambulance and hospital staff, friends and family and Pastor Kenneth Janes who continue to pray for us, businesses that donated last year to the benefit such as Dr. Purty of Hauge Dental who has had infinite compassion, St. Croixland Leather Works, my B/F Troy Kralewski who has been here to pick up the pieces and take care of me in times of terrible health, Osceola Police Dept. and the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept. But there are a very few individuals that need to remember what compassion and understanding is. Everyone experiences and demonstrates grief and loss in stages and no one does it in the same manner. No one can predict how strong or weak an individual is when something so sacred has been ripped away from their lives and you are the survivors. There is not a day, not 24 hours, that goes by that I have not wiped away tears from my children or myself. Life may go on, but it is never the same. I think I have finally come to realize that it is time to turn this tragedy into strength, into hope, renew my faith and our goals, help our children achieve their dreams and to hopefully begin to heal. “I” found this day, this time and this moment. Anyone who has experienced something like this understands what I am saying. No one has the right to judge how people should “properly” react to grieving and loss. I found I am not as strong as I once thought I was. I am not proud of how weak I realized I am, But I will hold my head up high, I will not give up on life, that is not who Leon taught me to be, that is not how God created me to be. I may have fallen from being a leader, mentor, Sunday School teacher and society’s idea of a perfect Mom for a while but my grief and anger has turned to a new drive. We have not given up on HOPE of Wisconsin becoming a mandatory helmet law state.

We do appreciate and understand the numerous letters we have received from those who want the freedom to choose, but we do believe every state should have a mandatory helmet law. It’s the law that we have to “buckle up,” it’s regulation that we wear helmets and have roll bars in races and demos, life jackets in boats and presently Wisconsin is trying to pass the no smoking ban in public areas to protect our lungs and health. Why is it then that we can ride a machine with 2 wheels, drive cycles 0 - 130 mph, and not have to protect our heads? All I can say is “I don’t ever wish this pain, loss, and sight of the damage and results of a no-helmet motorcycle accident on any family.” We have refocused for the time being, because of the magnitude of this fight. We are in the beginning process of a nonprofit organization called “Peyton’s Hope” (Leon & my youngest daughter), which will give away new helmets, D.O.T. approved, to riders new and old. New riders who complete a safety course and commit to wearing a helmet and advanced riders who have decided or changed their minds to wear helmets. We are striving to have a variety available including different sizes, colors and 1/2 helmets to full face ones. I am currently contacting sales reps online for bulk prices. In writing this we hope we have achieved 3 things: 1. To remind others to keep compassion, forgiveness, prayers and understanding for those who are hurting, even if you don’t think they deserve it. 2. To turn this very deep loss for my family and the Viebrocks into something positive for others. 3. For my family/children & myself to find “Hope” again; “Peyton’s Hope.” We thank the community and friends for continued support and prayers that our hearts, minds and our needs are met. We will update you as to a specific Web site asap on how you may donate new helmets or funds to buy new helmets as soon a we have an official, licensed organization.

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



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




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


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




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


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


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


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


Pastor Mark Richardson, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemp. Serv. 8:15 a.m.; Trad. Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Outdoor Wor. Sched.: May 31, June 28, July 26 & Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m.

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


ELCA - 501 Hwy. 35, 646-2357 Mel Rau, Pastor Sunday Worship & Holy Communion - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:40 a.m.


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


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


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


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

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


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


113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 Pastor Danny G. Wheeler 9:30 a.m. Worship


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


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


2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 E-mail: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Bob Sinclair Sun. Wor. 9 a.m., Wed. 7 p.m.

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


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

ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN (Wis. Synod) 350 Michigan Ave., Centuria Sun. Wor. - 10:45 a.m.; Sun. Schl. - 10 a.m.





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




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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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



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


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


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



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

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




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


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



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

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


Hwy. 70 East, 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 Sunday Worship at 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (ages 4 thru 12th grade), Fellowship, Adult Bible Class at 9:15 a.m.


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


Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sun. Worship June 7 to Sept. 13 - 9 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month


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


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



Pastor Scott Sagel, 715-689-2541 Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Wor. 10:30 p.m.; Elevator provided, welcome Pastor Dave Guertin 7686 Lofty Pines Drive, Siren, 715-349-5601 Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.


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


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


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


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


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

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



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

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


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



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



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



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


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

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.



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


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



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

Pastor Don Wiltshire, 715-640-6400 Centuria - Phone 715-646-2172 Sunday Service: 10 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 Arveda “Freddie” Kirk, 327-4436 Early Wor. 8:30 a.m.; Sun. Wor. 10 a.m. Souper service Wed. 5:15 p.m.




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

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


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

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





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


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


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


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


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


131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 - 11:15 a.m. Sunday School for Pre-K to 5th; Sunday School for middle and high school 8:30 a.m. at teen center; Nursery available


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


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


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



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



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

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



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


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



CENTERPOINT CHURCH “Come as you are”

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

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


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


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

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


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

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




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CHURCH NEWS Distraction often the best discipline for toddlers Q: Please describe the best approach to the discipline of a 1-year-old child. DR. DOBSON: Many children will begin to gently test the authority of their parents as they approach their first birthday. The confrontations will be minor and infrequent at first, yet the beginnings of future struggles can be seen. My own daughter, for example, challenged her mother for the first time when she was 9 months old. My wife was waxing the kitchen floor when Danae crawled to the edge of the linoleum. Shirley said, "No, Danae," gesturing to the child not to enter the kitchen. Since our daughter began talking very early, she clearly understood the meaning of the word "no." Nevertheless, she crawled straight onto the sticky wax. Shirley picked her up and set her down in the doorway while saying "no" even more strongly as she put her down. Seven times this process was repeated until Danae finally yielded and crawled away in tears. As far as we can recall, that was the first direct confrontation of wills between my daughter and wife. Many more were to follow. How does a parent discipline a 1-year-old? Very carefully and gently! A child at this age is easy to distract and divert. Rather than jerking a wristwatch from the child's hands, show him or her a brightly colored alternative and then be prepared to catch the watch when it falls. When unavoidable confrontations do occur, as with Danae on the waxy floor, win them by firm persistence but not by punishment. Have the

courage to lead the child without being harsh or mean or gruff. Compared to the months that are to follow, the period around 1 year of age is usually a tranquil, smooth functioning time in a child's life. ••• Q: My daughter is 5 years old and has been having some very scary nightmares lately. She wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, but she can't tell us what frightened her. The next morning, she doesn't seem to recall the dream, but something is obviously troubling her. My wife and I are worried that she may be developing psychological problems that are being expressed in these terrible dreams. Is that possible? DR. DOBSON: I think your daughter is all right. She is probably having a "night terror" rather than a nightmare. Let me describe the difference between the two. Nightmares occur primarily in what is known as stage-three sleep, and are often remembered if the dreamer awakens. They are sometimes linked to emotional distress during waking hours, and may play a role in "working through" those disturbing experiences. A person can often talk about a nightmare and recount its scary story. Night terrors, by contrast, usually occur in stagefour sleep, which is even deeper and further from consciousness. In this physiological state, the body mechanisms are reduced to a minimum to sustain life. Breathing, heart rate, metabolism and every other

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function go into super slow motion. Some children experience strange dreams during this phase that cause them to sit up and scream in terror. However, when adults come to the rescue, they find that the child is unresponsive. The eyes are open, but the boy or girl is obviously not awake. And the next morning, there is no memory of what was so deeply disturbing. This appears to be what you are describing with reference to your daughter. You'll be encouraged to know that there seems to be no connection between night terrors and psychological stress. It is not predictive of any known health problems or emotional disruption. Nor do we know what causes them. The good news is that your little girl is apparently fine. The bad news is that you may have to deal for a time with her midnight terrors that drag you from your own stage-four sleep. ••• Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903; or Questions and answers are excerpted from "The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide" and "Bringing Up Boys," both published by Tyndale House. COPYRIGHT 2007 JAMES DOBSON INC., DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE, 4520 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111; 816-932 6600.

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Classes are prekindergarten through sixth grade. Call the church office to register; there is a small registration fee, 651-465-7345, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday

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• Gravel • Sand • Rock • Top Soil • Trackhoe 715-472-2717 Mobile 715-491-1861 1065 290th Ave. Frederic, Wis.


Government Inspected Slaughtering and Processing, Sausage making • Ham and Bacon Cured and Smoked Sides and Quarters of Beef and Pork Available Old-fashioned Fresh Meat Counter Tim Van Meter and Ross Anderson, Owners Luck, WI 54853 Plant 715-472-2141

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Feed Mill - Grain Dept. Cushing, Wis. 715-648-5215


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SWEDBERG-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME Webster, Wis. Phone 715-866-7131


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Webster, Wis. 715-866-4100 Days • 715-866-8364 Eves.


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NEW RICHMOND GUN & KNIFE SHOW Fri., Sat. & Sun., June 5, 6 & 7 At The New Richmond Sports Center

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Admission: $5; Under 12 Free Good For All 3 Days For More Info, Contact Ray Kangas

715-292-8415 Or 866-583-9083


GENE & LAVONNE PETERSON Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m. Muscy by: OLDER THAN DIRT BAND 2 p.m.

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Jane Wisse Wellness Scholarship Walk

Jane Wisse, a physical education teacher at Siren High School at the time of her death in 2006, is shown on this plaque listing each year’s scholarship winners. “Jane was not the type to draw attention to herself. She had been a highly successful person, getting a state of Wisconsin honor for gymnastics coaching while she was in Frederic,” her husband, Duane, said, adding that he thought she’d like having a scholarship award given in her memory.

LEFT: Duane Wisse (L) greeted Adam Daniels, winner of the $1,000 Jane Wisse Wellness Scholarship as Daniels showed up at Crooked Lake Park Saturday, May 28, for the start of the Jane Wisse Wellness Scholarship Walk.

Duane Wisse and his family, including daughter Jennifer Greenquist (R), daughter-in-law Kendra Wisse (L) and grandchildren Maya, Madison, Skyler and Scout, were ready to head out Saturday morning on the third-annual Jane Wisse Wellness Scholarship Walk. Jane Wisse, a well-known physical education teacher at Siren School, died March 27, 2005. The money that comes in from the walk each year has funded $1,000 scholarships given to four Siren students thus far.

LEFT: Adam Daniels signed his mom, Pam’s, T-shirt, something she wanted to have done by the other Jane Wisse Wellness Scholarship winners. Three of the four previous winners were on hand for this year’s walk. Lauren Howe had to work, and couldn’t make it. Forty-eight people of all ages, along with some of their dogs, headed down the 2.5-mile loop from Crooked Lake Park, Siren, and back Saturday morning, May 28. The money raised for the walk has sponsored four $1,000 scholarships that were given to Wes Wegner 2006, Lauren Howe 2007, Adam Daniels 2008 and Janey Emery (2009).

Little Miss Frederic contestants

Photos by Nancy Jappe

Grantsburg Music in the Park GRANTSBURG – The Grantsburg Music Festival Society Music in the Park series at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg will begin on Saturday, June 13, with entertainment and music from Kaptain Karl (Karl Wicklund) and Shotgun Johnson & the Mississippi Seven. Kaptain Karl and Shotgun Johnson & the Mississippi Seven, a fun band full of colorful characters, plays a mix of old-time, folk, rock and originals, and have performed together at local and Twin Cities venues.

Nine young ladies will compete for the Little Miss Frederic title during the annual Frederic Family Days celebration this year. The crowning of Little Miss will take place during the Miss Frederic competition held on Saturday, June 20. The Little Miss Frederic contestants are pictured back row (L to R): Emma Bowe, Tessa Domagala, Mikayla Roper, Elizabeth Schaar and Karlie Alexander. Front row: Mckenzie Christian, Annalise Keezer, Desi Alden and Grace Otto. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Music society members will be selling grilled brats and hot dogs, chips, bars, pop and coffee starting at 5 p.m., with the entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. The Music in the Park series is made possible solely through generous contributions from the public and grants from local businesses. Donations will be accepted at the event by passing the hat. Come to this evening of entertainment by the lake and remember to bring your blankets or lawn chairs. - submitted



THURS. & FRI./4 & 5 Siren

• Siren Covenant Church fundraiser garage sale, Thurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

THURSDAY/4 Frederic

Coming events

• 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m.



• Group tour to Iris Gardens in Forest Lake, Minn. Meet at senior center at 9 a.m., 715-4728285.


• 14th-annual golf tournament at Siren National, 1 p.m. shotgun start, 715-349-5755.


• British Soccer Camp, 9 a.m. 715-463-5083.


• Dining at Five dinner at the senior center 5 p.m., 715-349-2845 or 715-349-7810. • Concerns of the Siren School meeting at Lakeview Event Center, 7 p.m.

• Music in the Park, Intensive Care, in the Triangle Park, 6:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

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

St. Croix Falls

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


FRI. & SAT./5 & 6



• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.

• Relay for Life Brat & Bake Sale at Burnett Dairy, 11 a.m.-?.

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Balsam Lake

• St. Croix Valley Orchestra performs at Lions Park, 7 p.m.,



• Thrift sale at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


• Rummage sale at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fri. 12:30-5 p.m., Sat. 8-11 a.m.

• National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1581 dinner meeting at Village Pizzeria, 715-294-3185.



• 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m.



• Truck points pull at Dale’s Twin Pines, 5 p.m., 715-822-2554.

• Nothando Zulu of the Black Storytellers Alliance at the public library, 6:30 p.m., 715-8252313.


• Pokeno at the senior center, 12:30 p.m. due to monthly meeting. • Hot Dogs Days at Bremer Bank, fundraiser for the food shelf.


• Walk, Run or Fly half-mile hike at Oakey Park, humane society fundraiser. Register at start, 5-6 p.m., 715-268-7387, 715-294-3428.

St. Croix Falls

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

SAT. & SUN./6 & 7 Polk County

• No trail pass required to bicycle on the Gandy Dancer Trail this weekend.


• Free fishing weekend. No fishing license required.

SATURDAY/6 Danbury

• Ruby’s Pantry at the town maintenance hall. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. • Rummage and bake sale at the United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


• Ladies bus trip to four large T.C. thrift stores. Leave Evangelical Free Church at 7 a.m., return around 6 p.m., 715-653-4187. • Bicycle rodeo at the library, with Frederic Police Department, bring bikes and helmets. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, 715-327-4979. • Potluck and birthdays of the month at noon, cards and Bingo or Pokeno after dinner at the senior center.

A northwest Wisconsin lake at sunrise. - Photo courtesy UW-Extension • Second-annual Big Gust Craft Fair at Call of the Loon, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., More information at: • Winged wonders festival at Crex, 9-11:30 a.m.,


• Jam session at the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. Note new hours: - 5-8 p.m. Held outside if nice weather. Bring lawn chairs.


• The Siren Lioness Club will hold a Wis. Lioness District 27-E1 officer training at the Siren Senior Center.


• Buckland’s musical program at Skonewood Christian Retreat Center, 7 p.m.


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


FRI. - SUN./12-14 Milltown

• 32nd-annual youth slow-pitch Milk Tournament at Melgren Field, 715-825-2494.

FRIDAY/12 Frederic

• Pancake breakfast at the Legion hall, 6:3010:30 a.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Concerned United Birth Parents meeting at Wild Wind Farm Equestrian Center, 715-6892295.

• Meeting of the Northwest Regional Writers at Espresso Cabin, 1 p.m. Info: 715-653-4281.


• St. Croix Valley Orchestra performs at Crooked Lake Park, 7 p.m.,

• 5th-annual City of Trails event. 8 a.m. Baby Mammoth 1 mile kids trail run; 5K/10K 9 a.m., Lil Hiker following race finish at SCF overlook,, 7-7:45 a.m. kids race registration, 7-8:45 a.m. 5K & 10K registration, 715-483-9542. • National Trails Day Community Potluck at Lions Park, 2 p.m., 715-483-9542. • Frog Hike, 8-9:30 a.m.; Junior angler workshop near pier on Lake O’ the Dalles, 9-11 a.m.; Hiking the Ice Age Trail at 2 p.m., 715-4833747.


• Fundraiser for ACS, spaghetti dinner at St. John’s Catholic Church, 4-7 p.m.

SUNDAY/7 Statewide

• State Parks Open House Day. Free admission.


• Twilight Full Moon Paddle, 5:30-8:30 p.m. from Osceola Landing, 715-483-2272.


• Annual free kids fishing contest at Clam Lake Wayside. Sign-up 8 a.m., contest 9 a.m.noon, 715-349-2400.

MON.-FRI./8-12 Frederic

• Popcorn at Bremer Bank, fundraiser for the food shelf.


• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.

Grantsburg Siren

St. Croix Falls

• “Letters from Lagos” at Festival Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-3387, • Bridge at the senior center, 10 a.m. • Bridge at the senior center, 10 a.m. • 43rd-annual SCRMC salad luncheon - bake sale - book fair at the high school, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


SAT. & SUN./13 & 14


• Wooden Bat Softball Tournament, 715-6532671.

• Spades at the senior center, 1 p.m. • British Soccer Camp, 9 a.m. 715-463-5083.

"Crimes of the Heart" in rehearsal ST. CROIX FALLS – Jamie Hultgren, Jessica Balts and Valarie Falkan play the Magrath sisters in Festival Theatre’s “Crimes of the Heart,” the theater’s first play of the 2009 Theatre Series. The play is now in rehearsal, marking the company’s 20th consecutive year of producing professional theater in the Upper St. Croix River Valley. The season will open June 13, with Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It is directed by Matt Sciple, a well-recognized name in the Twin Cities theater community, and will be on stage through June 28, for a total of 11 performances. “Crimes of the Heart” opens a window on the lives of three sisters from Hazelhurst, Miss., in the mid-’70s and provides the audience with a glimpse of Southern dark comedy often attributed to writers like Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. As the story begins, the wild sister has just returned home at the behest of the responsible sister because the innocent sister is in jail! As the tale unfolds, the hilarity and solidarity shared by the Magrath sisters proves that crisis after crisis can only be survived by sticking together. The play opens on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30


• Ruby’s Pantry at the old school parking lot, doors open 3:30 p.m.


• Clean Boats, Clean Waters Workshop at the Ag station, 1-4 p.m., 715-468-4654.


• Big Gust Day Demo Derby at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

Balsam Lake

• “Music for Millions” concert benefit for Interfaith Caregivers at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 7 p.m., 715-485-9500.

St. Croix Falls

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

p.m., with shows Thursdays through Sundays until it closes on June 28, (except for Monroe Crossing in concert on Sunday, June 21). Thursday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. “Crimes of the Heart” is sponsored by The RiverBank. The opening night performance is preceded by a grand opening of the season garden party from 6 to 7:15 p.m. “Crimes of the Heart” is Flex Pass eligible for those who are (or become) subscribers to Festival Theatre, otherwise tickets for the play are $26 for adults and $13.50 for youth (appropriate for secondary students). Festival Theatre is located in downtown St. Croix Falls, at 210 North Washington Street. To reach Festival Theatre by phone, call 715-483-3387 or 888-8876002. Check the Web site at where tickets are available to order online. – Special photo RIGHT: Jamie Hultgren, Jessica Balts, and Valarie Falkan play the Magrath sisters in Festival Theatre’s “Crimes of the Heart,” the theater’s first play of the 2009 Theatre Series. Special photo

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