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On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5:19 p.m., the Grantsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at 23897 Grey Fox Lane in the Town of Grantsburg. The property is owned by Wally and Judy Johnson. Providing mutual aid were Siren and Webster fire departments, Grantsburg and Webster DNR, North Ambulance 5103, village of Grantsburg Police Department and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department. - Photo submitted

Literacy gets a cheesy boost Northern Waters teams with Burnett Dairy Cooperative by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer ST. CROIX FALLS – A unique donation emerged last week between a national cooperative bank, a thriving local dairy cooperative and a blooming local literacy group, culminating in a combined, $2,000 no-strings attached donation.

The Grantsburg-based Burnett Dairy Cooperative matched a $1,000 grant from the Colorado-based CoBank, with both groups combining to enhance the St. Croix Falls-based Northern Waters Literacy, with the donation made on Friday, Nov. 16, in St. Croix Falls. NWL is a nonprofit, literacy-enhancing group that works to bring adults and children out of the world of illiteracy and advance in life and their careers. Formed in 1988 in Polk County, the NWL has

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Northern Waters Literacy Executive Director Jill Leahy (left) received a pair of $1,000 donations on Friday, Nov. 16, from the CoBank and Jackie Schommer, (right), of the Burnett Dairy Cooperative. - Photo by Greg Marsten

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Family Physician of the Year CUMBERLAND - The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians has announced that Dr. Barbara Ankario, a family physician with Cumberland Healthcare Medical Clinic, is the recipient of the 2012 Family Physician of the Year Award. The patients who initiated Ankario’s nomination for the award cited her dedication, caring and genuine concern for her patients. In addition to her busy practice, Ankario finds time to volunteer in the community. As a fitness coach, she provides knowledge and encouragement to senior citizens and others in the community to initiate fitness programs. She is also a contributor to the education of the next generation of family physicians, committing time and expertise to mentor medical students and residents. She does not take her role lightly. “My goal as a doctor is to be as knowledgeable in medicine as possible, but also present myself in the most compassionate manner,” she said. “My personal mission is to reach out and touch the lives of others while making a difference.” - from WAFP

Christmas in Siren SIREN - Siren business owners really get into the holidays. This year, over a month of festivities and sales are planned. For more information at Even though the official kickoff isn’t until Saturday, Nov. 24, with the annual parade and lighting of all the decorations in Crooked Lake Park put up by the Siren Lions Club, a number of businesses got a head start with special events to launch the season. Debbie Rufsholm, of Gallery Gift and Floral, has been doing Saturday wine tastings with complimentary hand massages from local resident Mary Crozier. - Jean Koelz

“A Christmas Quilt” coming to TF TAY L O R S FALLS, Minn. Taylors Falls Lighting Festival is pleased to host the 2012 production of “A Christmas Quilt.” It will be performed at a 1 p.m. matinee at the l861 United Methodist Church, 290 W. Government St., on Saturday, Nov. 24. Actors Marilyn Mays and Jim Walker have performed at the Lighting Festival for the past 17 years, and this year everything is brand new and all true. They quilt together funny, festive and reflective selections about the holiday season that delight all ages. Admission is $2 for adults, kids under 12 are free. The quaintness of the decorated church building provides a beautiful setting for “A Christmas Quilt.” Come early or stay after to see the international bazaar and enjoy a snack and a free cup of coffee. Complimentary festival schedules are available in Taylors Falls stores, at or find them on Facebook. See the new festival video. - submitted

On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5:27 a.m. the Grantsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed cabin fire at 27487 Norway Point Road in the Town of West Marshland. The property is owned by Rebecca McNally. Providing mutual aid were Danbury and Webster fire departments, Grantsburg and Webster DNR, North Ambulance 5103 and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department. - Photos submitted

Investigation turned over to attorney general by Gary King Leader editor BURNETT COUNTY - An internal and state investigation involving alleged domestic abuse by a deputy and possible actions taken by other deputies to cover it up has been turned over to the state attorney general’s office. Burnett County District Attorney William Norine turned over the information from the investigations, which have been ongoing for more than eight months. Eight of the department’s staff have been disciplined or fired for their parts in the alleged cover-up thus far, including two jailer/dispatchers and two road deputies, all terminated in July by Sheriff Dean Roland. The two road deputies remain on paid leave, as required under state law in such cases, pending appeals.

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer LUCK – Straight Lake State Park has a new on-site manager. Matt Densow started in October as assistant property manager / ranger for the park section of the 3,000-acre park and wildlife area east of Luck in Polk County. Densow started work with the Wisconsin DNR in 2008 and has worked at Willow River State Park for four years. He lives in Amery and has helped develop the Stower Seven Lakes Trail near Amery. Densow says the 2013 development projects for Straight Lake Park are still in flux. The general plans for the park, which will provide for low impact, nonmotorized remote recreation opportunities, continue to be finalized. Some of the


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first work will be on an improved access road, a reception building, walk-in camp spots and lake access. Straight Lake Park is open to hiking now. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail crosses the park from CTH I on the east to 140th Street on the west with access points on CTH I, 120th Street, and 280th Avenue.

RIGHT: Matt Densow is the new assistant property manager / ranger at Straight Lake State Park. - Photo by Gregg Westigard


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regarding alleged domestic abuse and there was no response by officers. “Despite the high priority to be given domestic abuse calls, despite the need for urgent dispatch of law enforcement to a domestic abuse call as evinced in statute and policy, despite the fact that a Webster officer was clearly nearby, David felt the need to have the officers call him individually so that he make the officers ‘aware of the situation,’” Kohler wrote. “This action - having the officers call in by phone - reeks of coverup. The clear implication was to keep the communication secret.” The attorney general’s office will be reviewing the case and further investigating the child abuse allegations against the road deputy. It is not known when the investigation will be complete.

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A ninth member of the sheriff’s staff involved - the road deputy who was accused of domestic abuse in two separate 911 calls in February and March of 2011 - is also on paid leave, pending outcome of the investigation now in the hands of an investigator with the attorney general’s office. It was ruled Oct. 16 by independent hearing officer Jeffrey Kohler - who heard testimony Sept. 27 regarding the appeals of the two fired dispatchers that the termination of one of the dispatchers was “arbitrary and capricious” and that her discipline should be modified to 15 days suspension without pay. The termination of the second dispatcher was upheld by Kohler. Kohler’s ruling included information regarding the investigation of a sheriff’s department road deputy whose girlfriend allegedly placed two calls to 911

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Briefly FREDERIC - CatTown Rescue’s Farm, Feral and Stray program is working with the public to raise funds to spay and neuter free-roaming cats in Frederic. A fundraiser spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. - with submitted information ••• MADISON - Wisconsin saw its home sales increase sharply in October compared to the same month last year. Existing home sales rose 29.4 percent over that period, which represents the highest monthly growth rate since August 2011, according to the most recent monthly report by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. Median prices also increased 3.5 percent to $134,500 over the period, and this represents the strongest increase in median prices since early 2010. Through the first nine months of the year, home sales are up a solid 20.5 percent and prices are up 1 percent. This represents 16 straight months of sales growth and the eighth month of median price growth. “There is no doubt that October was a very strong month for sales, which followed a more moderate pace of growth in September, so it may be that some of the sales typically seen in September spilled over into October this year,” said Renny Diedrich, chairman of the WRA board of directors. She noted that the pace of growth in September was 6.1 percent, but that the combined sales of September and October were up 17 percent compared to those same months in 2011. “I think we’re seeing a continuation of the trends we’ve seen all year, which is especially encouraging given the slow growth in the national economy,” said Diedrich. Existing home sales were up between 30.5 percent and 31.9 percent in the southeast, south central and central regions, and they grew at just over 27 percent in the northeast and north regions. The western region saw growth of existing homes at 22.4 percent over the period. The median price rose a solid 3.5 percent to $134,500 in October 2012 compared to October 2011, which is the highest median price appreciation in Wisconsin since February 2010. - with information from WRA CORRECTION: In a story, All Polk County referendums approved, it was incorrectly stated that the Town of Georgetown voted to make the office of treasurer an appointed position. It is the position of clerk that will now be an appointed position in that town. We apologize for the error.


Students and technology at Frederic School policy on responsible use by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer FREDERIC – The proper student use of technology in school turned out to be the most discussed issue at the Frederic School Board meeting Monday, Nov. 19. The board’s conversation ranged from the newest uses of interactive technology to the protection of student privacy. At the end of the discussion, a twopage Internet/Computer and Technology Responsible Use Policy was approved. Students and parents will now be asked to accept the policy with its guidelines and rules. “We want to allow more technology in students hands,” district Administrator Josh Robinson said. “The school duty is to teach the proper use of tech-

nology.” The district is using the Internet and other technologies at an increasing rate as a means of expanding educational opportunities and a way for students, teachers and parents to share information. The use of technology in school gives students and staff opportunities to build computer, research and technology skills that will have lifelong benefit, the new policy states. Concern about the protection of students from outside people was discussed. Robinson said everyone wants to protect kids, and the proposed in-school rules are designed to provide that protection. A district-created Internet network will be provided for students to do research, work on joint projects, and communicate with each other and their teachers. It will be an open system with no expectation of privacy. The privacy issue was raised

with discussion of what will be published on the soon-to-be-revised Frederic School Website. The lease form asks parents if they will permit the use of student photos and works on the site, which will be an Internet site. The question was raised about the regular printing of student photos in the newspapers, citing athletic events, school plays and students of the week. It was mentioned that the papers now have Internet versions. The conversation ended with the thought that lines are blurred in this new age of information. The new policy, with sections on nondistrict personal device use, bullying and other unacceptable use, may soon be available on the district Web site along with other policies.

Other board actions The new statewide school report card results were explained

and discussed. The bottom line seems to be that Frederic ranks in the middle range in the various scores, but the guidelines, which are still developing, place the district, with its K-5/6-12 split, in a classification that is not comparable to other districts. The system is still being adjusted, Robinson said, and the tests will provide more information in the future. The board approved the purchase or lease of 20 new iPads for the elementary school. Robinson said the equipment will help the students improve their problemsolving skills. The district will also improve its narrowband radio communications system to meet new federal standards. The new system should allow better communication to buses on their routes anywhere in the district, for instance, and permit more private communications.

Home visiting program new to Burnett County BURNETT COUNTY - Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services and the Burnett County Family Resource Center have announced a new home visiting program coming to Burnett County. The program is called Together We Can ... Grow Great Families. It is ready to enroll families that are newly pregnant or who have newborn babies. The goals of the program:

1. To systematically reach out to all parents and caretakers in the community to offer resources and support based on their strengths and individual circumstances. 2. To cultivate the growth of nurturing, responsive parent child relationships. 3. To promote healthy childhood growth and development. 4. To build foundations for strong family functioning.

Research shows that the first three years of life are critical for the formation of connections between brain cells. These pathways in the brain allow learning to take place and are the foundation of school readiness, healthy relationships and future success. The program provides regularly scheduled home visits for your family. Home visitors bring information, support, activity ideas and toys that help your

child learn and develop. If you think these are supports you would like for your family, contact Diane, public health nurse at Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services, 715-349-7600 Ext. 1258 or Heidi, home visitor at the Family Resource Center, 715-3492922. - submitted

Woman faces charges from drunk crash OSCEOLA - An incident near Osceola on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 13, on CTH M and Oak Drive in southern Polk County led to potential criminal charges against Katherine Vanda, 34, Osceola. A witness called 911 that evening and reported that they were stopped at an intersection when a Chevrolet drove into the rear end of the parked car. The driver attempted to get the other driver’s information, but the female driver would not leave the

car. The witnesses tried to open the door to talk with her, and when they did, noticed the w o m a n seemed intoxicated and Katherine Vanda smelled of alcohol. When pulling away, the woman backed into the other car

again before leaving. Police were able to track the abandoned car on a roadway nearby, but nobody was inside. When investigators canvased the neighborhood for information, someone got into the car and drove off, without headlights. Police traced the car to another location, but the vehicle was not around, and neither was the owner. However, a witness gave a hint where the car could be. That was when police found Vanda. When they arrived, they

discovered and confirmed the damage to the car, and also noted the woman appeared intoxicated, but a significant amount of time had passed by then, and it may have affected prosecutors ability to criminally charge the woman. She was charged with hit-andrun with property damage, as well as failure to report an accident. She had not made a court appearance at press time.

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Webster schools receive gifts by Carl Heidel Leader staff writer WEBSTER – Webster schools Administrator Jim Erickson announced two financial gifts to the schools at the board meeting Monday, Nov. 19. The Yellow Lake Lutheran Church gave $2,500 to be used in part for the schools lunch program and in part for technology, and the American Legion Auxilliary gave $100 to help with costs for the new school sign. In other business, the board approved a youth options request from Brenna Joy Nutt. This will allow her to begin taking classses at UW-Barron County in the spring.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail was on display at the 54th-biannual Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo Nov. 16-18 in Minneapolis. Starting from Interstate Park near St. Croix Falls, the Ice Age Trail crosses Wisconsin on a 1,100-mile path that follows the glacial coverage of the state 10,000-plus years ago. Polk County’s section of the trail features many interesting glacial remnants and is maintained by local volunteer members of the Indianhead chapter. Expo visitors were greeted at the Ice Age Trail booth by Polk County Tourism Council members Roxanne White and William Johnson, Frederic. For more information go to or

The warm late-fall weather brought visitors to Polk County’s unique section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail who were surprised to meet a resident from over 10,000 years ago, just south of Frederic. While hiking the Straight Lake section, Eleanor Wolf (sitting), Eau Claire, and Ann Caturia, Stillwater, Minn., came upon a woolly mammoth that was last reported to have been around during the ice age. The historic discovery was taken in stride, and after a brief educational encounter, they continued on their hike and the mammoth returned to whatever mammoths do. - Photos submitted


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The village has not raised the levy in three years by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER – The Webster Village Board passed the 2013 budget on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Despite cuts in shared revenue and transportation aids plus increases in ambulance fees, fire association dues and wages, the Webster Village Board was able to balance the budget without raising the tax levy. The village was able to do so because they will pay over $33,500 less in debt service in 2013 than in 2012. There is money in the budget to improve the public rest room at the fairgrounds and to purchase a plow. Money for the library, street construction and street repair remained at or near 2012 levels. Money for sidewalks was reduced by 50 percent. The revenue raised in the tax levy will remain the same at $391,747. Because the equalized values in the village have change in the past year, the mill rate will drop slightly from $14.42 on a $100,000 home to $14.15 on a $100,000 home. Village receives CDBG grant The village board learned that they have received a $416,000 community development block grant for the $1.3 million in water utilities improvements the board has planned for 2014. The CDBG money is on top of the DNR safe drinking water

four ordinances at the November meeting. Two of the ordinances updated election procedures. The ordinance for poll hours now reflects the hours the polls are open in the village, and the establishment of split shifts in the ordinance reflects the split shifts practiced on election days. There is a new vicious animal ordinance in the village. A woman was bitten by a bulldog while walking a smaller dog on Main Street a couple of months ago, and the police department learned that the village had little recourse in this type of situation without a vicious animal ordinance. The village now has such an ordinance. The fourth ordinance prohibits Jake braking unless it is an emergency.

Nine-year-old Mason Getts is possibly the youngest person to ever petition the Webster Village Board. He asked permission to raise money for the playground along the Gandy Dancer Trail. Highest on his wish list was a basketball court. Mason is not sure how much the equipment will cost at this point, but he asked for permission to put collection cans in area businesses. - Photo by Sherill Summer program’s $500,000 in principle forgiveness and 20-year loan at 1.57 percent on the balance of the project. The village board still can choose to reduce the scope of the improvements, but if they do, the CDBG grant will be reduced as well. One benefit of the CDBG is that it will fund portions of the overall project that the safe drinking water program will not fund, such as replacing the water meters. Now that they have received the CDBG, the board can start looking at meter op-

tions to replace the antiquated meters now in use. The safe drinking water program is federally funded, but the state lawmakers have to accept the funds. They failed to do so in 2012, but are expected to accept the funding in the January session. The village board also contracted with MSA to administer the CDBG grant.

New ordinances passed The village board added or amended

Other business North Lakes Mechanical Consulting Services, owned by Dennis Quinn, again was awarded the village’s building inspection agreement in 2013. The rates will remain the same as they were in 2012. The Webster Police Department was awarded $1,000 from Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up. The money will be used for a drug and alcohol prevention program for Webster’s middle school students. This is the third year in a row that the department has been awarded the grant. The village board approved facade improvement guidelines. Webster businesses can now receive low-interest loans to improve building facades.

Luck mill rate decreases Board approves $25,000 contract for wastewater treatment plan by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer LUCK – The village of Luck adopted its 2013 budget last Wednesday, Nov. 14, approving a village tax levy of $528,133. This amount is about $5,200, or 1 percent, more than the 2012 levy. The taxing mill rate, on the other hand, is down 5.5 percent, from $7.73 to $7.30 per $100,000 in equalized property value. Owners of property valued at $100,000 will be paying $730 in village taxes, compared with $773 last year. The decline in the mill rate is attributed to a 6.9-percent increase in property values, which amounts to a total property value gain the village of $4,569,000. Total expenditures in the 2013 budget come to $945,961, with revenue at $964,757, resulting in a fund balance increase of $18,800. General fund expenditures are budgeted at $665,458, with the library budgeted at $107,580, the machinery purchase fund at $61,000, long-term debt service at $109,423 and the two tax

incremental districts at $1,250 each. The $528,133 tax levy is broken down to $330,243 for the general fund, $55,000 for the library, $10,000 for squad car purchase, $71,485 for machinery purchase and $61,405 for debt service. According to village President Peter Demydowich, the 2013 budget includes $35,000 for the hiring of a full-time treasurer, who would also perform economic development tasks. At this time, the board is still looking at options for the village administrator position left vacant since July with the resignation of Kristina Handt. In a related issue, the board of review was also held Nov. 14, and a record of 17 properties were brought for review.

Wastewater treatment plant The board approved a $25,000 contract with MSA Professional Services to develop a facility report plan required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The plan will include a study the village’s wastewater treatment facility and develop a plan to upgrade it to meet new regulations. According to information from the public works director, Seth Petersen, the plant has not been able to adequately meet am-

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monia effluent limits, much less prepare for new phosphorous limits that will be in place by the time the next permit is required. The services agreement with MSA includes an evaluation of the existing facilities, including capacity and performance, and the identification of feasible alternatives. Capital and operating costs for each alternative will be developed, along with any potential impacts on water and sewer charges. A public hearing to present the findings of the plan will be held prior to the July 31, 2013, deadline for submitting the facility plan to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Attorney fees In order to give the village office and police department more freedom in obtaining legal counsel when needed, the board voted to hire the services of Bakke Norman attorney Adam Jarchow on a flat, per-month rate rather than an hourly rate. The village office and the police department will each pay $750 per month, or $9,000 per year. For the past five years, Jarchow told the board at its October meeting, Bakke Norman has charged $150 per hour. Starting Jan. 1, the rates will increase to $175 per hour. At that meeting, Demydowich indicated that village staff has put off calling the attorney due to the cost. Village clerk Kevin Cress said that each telephone call and e-mail is individually billed. The 2012 budget included $14,000 for

attorney fees, but $15,000 had already been spent by mid-October.

Other business • The board voted to approve the purchase of a 1998 Chevrolet 4x4 to replace a 1968 Army Jeep used for various maintenance jobs. The 2012 budget included $27,000 for the purchase, split evenly three ways between the water utility, the sewer utility and the general fund. Cost of the new vehicle will be between $15,000 and $17,000. It has 35,000 miles on it and has been owned by the city of Becker, Minn. • The board heard a presentation from Gene Krull, of Living and Playing Magazine, on the benefits of tourism and the grants available to promote tourism and economic development. • The creation of a new half-time community relations/tourism director position for the village was referred to the finance and personnel committee for further discussion. According to Demydowich, the position would be funded by room tax revenue along with about $8,000 in property tax revenue. Responsibilities would include updating the villageís Web and Facebook pages, tourism promotion, and handling vendor, beer, street closing and other licensing issues for village events. The new position would include some of the duties that have been performed by tourism council Chair Elaine Ogilvie, who recently resigned from the position.

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Dick Sweet, of the Moose Lodge, hands Brandy Horstman, of Restorative Justice, a check for $969. The money was raised in a spaghetti dinner at the Siren Moose Lodge on Oct. 27 and will be used for program costs. - Photo by Sherill Summer

ST. CROIX FALLS – Looking for something new to help you reach your fitness goals this year? Fitness On Demand is a new program being offered by Snap Fitness. Fitness On Demand provides a new way for people to stay engaged in their workouts. People have been seeing great results. Fitness On Demand, like its name implies, brings group fitness on demand. The very latest is group fitness technology. This easy-to-use system delivers the most popular group fitness classes with just a touch of a button. From the touchscreen kiosk, people can choose from a library of popular group fitness classes including yoga, cycling, kickboxing, pump, Latin dance Zumba-esque and more. The selected class will automatically play on a large screen in the studio. With Fitness On Demand, people

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Theater responds to resident’s criticism ST. CROIX FALLS – In a letter to the Inter-County Leader last week, published in the Community Viewpoints opinion pages, St. Croix Falls resident David Gericke expressed his concerns and objections to taxpayer funding of St. Croix Festival Theatre. Gericke also read his letter as a statement to the St. Croix Falls City Council at its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. The board of directors of Festival Theatre chose to provide to the Leader an overview of the process that resulted in plans to restore the theater as a means of strengthening the community. This process began in March 2011, after the city engaged Claybaugh Preservation Architects to evaluate the structural and historical significance of the St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium. At that time, the city council established a Living Landmark Committee. Its mission was “to explore how restoration of the city auditorium can best contribute to community needs such as revitalizing downtown, activating community life, creating a historic district and identity, drawing in more business, serving youth and seniors.” The Living Landmark Committee was given the charge to establish a shared vision for the city-owned historic landmark and how highlighting the community’s shared past can contribute to its future; determine the scope of community investments needed to move the city forward, including restoration work to the city auditorium; establish partnerships, an operational plan, priorities, and fundraising goals; set the direction and theme for the

Man faces felony charges on drug use OSCEOLA – A 33-year-old man from Oakdale, Minn., is now facing a felony charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance through fraud. The charges stem from an incident that is alleged to have started with a local emergency medical services call to the (Nov. 14, 21, 28) Osceola STATE OF WISCONSIN Medical CIRCUIT COURT C e n t e r, POLK COUNTY alleging Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC as on Monservicer for Deutsche Bank d a y , Matthew Engberg National Trust Company as Nov. 12, trustee for the benefit of the t h a t Certificate Holders of Popular ABS, Inc. Mortgage PassMatthew Engberg, was Through Certificates Series complaining of back pain, 2007-A and requested treatment Plaintiff and drugs. However, he revs. portedly gave the staff sevSCOTT W. IVERSON, et al. Defendant(s) eral different stories, as well as several aliases Case No: 12 CV 203 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE along the way. Police became involved PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of fore- when OMC staff started closure entered on July 3, 2012, getting suspicious, and disin the amount of $92,628.67, the patch records indicated the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as man was not who he said, even providing a birthdate follows: TIME: December 11, 2012, at one day off, possibly to try and obtain a prescription 10:00 a.m. TERMS: through fraudulent means. 1.) 10% down in cash or When pressed by Oscemoney order at the time of ola police, Engberg sale; balance due within 10 claimed he called himself days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due by another name, but that will result in forfeit of deposit he was who he said. He to plaintiff. also said that if they just 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to gave him the medications all legal liens and encumhe was requesting, “You’ll brances. never see me here again.” PLACE: Polk County Justice However, police took Center at 1005 W. Main St., him into custody and Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The following placed him under arrest. described real estate in Polk The man even admitted to County, State of Wisconsin; the police that he had a Lot Thirty-four (34) in Amundrecord of a DUI, which he son and Johnson addition to received in Minnesota for the City of Amery. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 714 driving under the influWisconsin Avenue, Amery, WI ence of morphine. 54001. During a search of his TAX KEY NO.: 201-00025-0000. clothing, police reportedly Dated this 26th day of Octo- found a suspicious pen ber, 2012. with residue in it, which /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson they sent to the state crime Polk County Sheriff lab for positive identificaDustin A. McMahon tion. Engberg was placed Blommer Peterman, S.C. under arrest and charged State Bar No. 1086857 with felony attempting to 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 obtain a fraudulent preBrookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 scription, as well as misdePlease go to www.blommer- meanor resisting arrest, for to obtain the bid the false information. for this sale. Blommer PeterHe appeared before a man, S.C., is the creditor’s attorjudge on Tuesday, Nov. 13, ney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any infor- where he set a $1,500 cash mation obtained will be used for bond. His next court apthat purpose. 2261901 pearance had not been set 573151 WNAXLP at press time.

campaign to ensure the next 100 years for theater as an asset to the community; and name a centennial committee to raise funds and complete the restoration of the auditorium by the time it reaches 100 years of service to the community in 2017. During the next two years, the Living Landmark Committee engaged the public in open discourse through open meetings, which were publicly noticed. Hundreds of hours were spent developing the key elements to meet the charge from the city council, resulting in a plan for use of the Civic Auditorium, a partnership with St. Croix Festival Theatre, and development of a concept for what the physical structure should look like during its centennial year. “The Living Landmark Committee encouraged public engagement,” the statement from Festival’s board reads. “Certainly there were disagreements on issues during the process. But in the end, consensus shaped the path ahead. Decisions are made by those who show up.” On Nov. 12, two weeks after the city council approved a stipulated-use agreement and service agreement with Festival Theatre, Gericke voiced his objections to the city council about the results of the committee’s efforts. “Opposition to these agreements is well within the realm of healthy public discourse,” Festival’s statement continues, “but waiting to engage in the process until after the ink is dry is not.” The process resulted in benefits to the city, the theater and the people of St. Croix Falls, the statement contends. “St. Croix Falls has an opportunity to preserve an historic asset, to add value to our historic business district, strengthen our experience economy. The city has created a partnership with St. Croix Festival Theatre to provide service to all who wish to use the Civic Auditorium, and at costs that we feel are affordable. Citizens of St. Croix Falls can enjoy Festival Theatre productions at a dis-

counted rate. “And all of this was achieved through public engagement and civic discourse,” the statement concludes. – Mary Stirrat with information submitted from St. Croix Festival Theatre.

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by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE – The new Polk County clerk of court should be familiar with her job and staff. Joan Ritten, who was appointed to the vacant position Friday, Nov. 16, has worked in the clerk of court office since 1996 and has been the chief deputy since last spring. Ritten was appointed by Circuit Court Judges Molly GaleWyrick Joan Ritten and Jeff Anderson to replace Lois Hoff, who retired Friday, Nov. 2, after holding the office since 2005. Ritten will fill the remainder of Hoff’s term until January 2015. The clerk of court position for a four-year term until 2019 will be on the November 2014 ballot.

Elections, work night at Luck Historical Society's November meeting LUCK — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the regular monthly meeting of the Luck Historical Society has been changed to Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. November is noted in the society’s bylaws as the annual meeting date, so there will be a short business meeting highlighting past and future society activities as well as election of officers and board members for 2013. The historical society has a slate of willing candidates, according to President Chuck Adleman, but nominations from the floor are always welcome. Following the business meeting, the group will set up holiday exhibits, including Ted Anderson’s 11- by 16-foot holiday train and many other lighted scenes. This exhibit



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Milltown man charged with stealing, wrecking car MILLTOWN - A 34-year-old Milltown man is facing a felony charge of stealing a car, after an incident that occurred in Milltown on Thursday, Nov. 15. According to witness reports filed in the probable cause reports with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, a witness reported seeing a man exit the thrift store in Milltown through the back door, and then watched as the man jumped into the witnessí Toyota Corolla and drive away.

The witness notified police, who were able to track the vehicle to an area east of Milltown on CTH G, where they found the car in a ditch, with another witness leading police to the suspected man, later identified as Brigger Bushway, 34, Milltown. Police questioned the man in connection to the stolen Toyota, which had been damaged in the incident, and ended up going into the ditch, twice, causing extensive damage to the wheels and tires, as well as to the vehicle body.

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organization, of their customer’s choosing. Schommer thinks the NWL mission is right in line with the CoBank Sharing Success program. Leahy noted that the literacy program is especially needed in this region, due to a variety of factors, including poverty and the growing numbers of multilanguage parents who may not have the English literacy skills their children need to flourish and succeed, especially from a young age. “This is a nice melting pot,” Leahy said. “But it’s also a challenge ... We’re about learning together, with things like sibling tutoring.” She revealed the story of a mid-40s local man who was staying in a homeless shelter, and as he struggled with his own desperation, the NWL program is helping him to realize and overcome a second-grade reading level that has held him back at

every corner. “Those stories are everywhere,” Leahy said. “But it’s often about developing little goals and overcoming that frustration … using basic rewards.” It is that type of effort and help that stood out to the Burnett Dairy Cooperative, and hence the CoBank. “We felt this was a great program,” Schommer said with a genuine smile. “It’s about getting the word out.” Being able to read those words is the whole battle. For more information on the Northern Waters Literacy program, you can find them on the Web at , and can be reached at . Tax-deductible donations can be sent to PO Box 103, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024.

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ilwaukee Journal-Sentinel editors found a perfect word this past week to make a point in an editorial. Retrograde. It means “directed or moving backward,” and if you’re an astronomer it means “orbit or rotation of a planet in a reverse direction from that normal in the solar system.” The MJ-S opinion piece is referring to the support by nine state legislators - including Rep. Erik Severson of our 28th Assembly District - for “nullification” of Obamacare - and the authorization for state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials who attempt to implement it. Rep. Severson, along with legislators Mary Lazich of New Berlin; Chris Kapenga of Delafield, Don Pridemore of Hartford, Tom Larson of Colfax, Scott Krug of Wisconsin Rapids and three Re-

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publicans elected Nov. 6 - Robb Hutton of Brookfield, Mark Born of Beaver Dam and Dave Murphy of Greenville - all responded to a survey sent out by a Tea Party-aligned group, the Campaign for Liberty, which included the following questions:: 1. Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including the Real ID and Pass ID programs? 2. Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit? 3. Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare? 4. Do you support the “Right to Work,”

which states that no worker can be forced to join or pay union dues as a condition of getting or keeping a job? 5. Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures? 6. Will you support legislation that protects Wisconsin farmers from the federal government for selling Wisconsin agricultural products in Wisconsin? 7. Would you support a law that allows Wisconsin citizens to purchase non-pasteurized dairy products as long as it is clearly marked? Most Republican candidates responding to the survey answered “Yes” to all the questions. Severson was one of the few - if only Republican legislator entering a “No” answer - in response to question 5. Besides referring to the “retrograde

gang’s” idea of arresting federal officials for doing their job as “laughable - and disturbing,” the MJ-S editorial reminded everyone that the nullification issue states rejecting federal law, was settled during the administration of President Andrew Jackson. Gov. Scott Walker went on record this week - in response to wide media attention to the survey results - saying he could not support the arrest of federal officials, even though he stongly opposes Obamacare. Some will embrace the “retrograde gang” as heroes, willing to do whatever it takes to shed the country of Obamacare. But calling for the arrests of federal officials suggests principled dissent has given way to pure emotion.

Rural slide


ith the exception of Polk, Douglas, Ashland and Barron counties, the 17 counties that make up the top third of the state have a population with an average age of over 45. Rural communities across the Great Plains and Midwest have been losing population for decades and that trend now has reached Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. From 2000 to 2010, while the state’s population grew by 6 percent, onefourth of Wisconsin’s 72 counties lost

population, with the declines concentrated in rural areas. Burnett County is in that 25 percent, losing just over one percent of its population during that period. WCIJ’s Lukas Keapproth and Mario Koran explore how three Wisconsin counties are coping with their population changes — and potential statewide solutions to rural population loss in a threepart series available on the Leader Web site at It’s worth a read.

It can be a wonderful season - with a little help


t’s a wonderful time of year for most of us - the holidays are approaching and there’s anticipation of spending time with our nuclear and extended families - revisiting and recreating the traditions we hold important. But for what seems to be a growing number of us, the holidays can be daunting - trying to manage the schedules and budgets to get the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals on the table and in some cases, deciding which bill payments can wait in order to provide gifts for children. The Scrooges among us are at this point mumbling something about “workhouses” but even the Scrooge-iest of us

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realize there are solutions that reflect our better nature. The Salvation Army, for example, now has a strong presence in Burnett and Polk counties. The organization dates back to the time of Dickens but remains successful and innovative in helping those in need. There’s Operation Christmas, which makes sure as many local children in need as possible get something under the tree this Christmas. There are toy drives and church programs and projects by the local Lions and Lioness clubs. Bone Lake Lutheran Church in rural Luck, for example, will offer its traditional free community

Thanksgiving dinner this week. And this holiday season there is a local food shelf that has simply run out of food - and will not have funds to purchase more until early 2013. Since Connections at Webster normally serves 350 families each month, the situation is a major hunger threat for the Burnett community. God’s People Serving, a coalition of ELCA Lutheran churches in Burnett and Polk counties, is working with Connections to create a way to get sufficient food to those families. Donations can be sent to Yellow Lake Food Distribution, P.O. Box 98, Webster. Donations are tax deductible.

Big donations are wonderful, but the smaller donations of $1, $5 and $10 are just as critical to meet the goals of helping others. Those who volunteer and donate might tell you the adage – about it being better to give than to receive - is very true.

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COMMUNITY District attorney's message I wanted to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the citizens of Polk County for casting their vote for me on Election Day 2012. For the past six years, my office has done its best to administer justice while delivering a high-quality public service to all citizens of Polk County in an effective, professional and efficient manner. I realize we are nowhere near perfect, but we do the best we can with what we have. I look forward to the next four years. We remain committed to strengthening law enforcement’s relationship with the public. We remain committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Polk County, and we will continue to ensure that victims of crime are treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect. Thank you for ongoing support. Dan Steffen Polk County District Attorney Balsam Lake

ATVs get bad rap As I sat here and read the article (Nov. 14, in the Leader) about allowing ATV use on the Gandy Dancer, I was taken aback by the comments made by some local business owners. There are so many ATV riders in this area that, because there is no place to ride, trailer their ATVs to other counties to ride and spend their money. Have you really looked at the business you are turning away? Luck Country Inn could have most of their rooms filled; Café Wren could do some specials for riders. Certain times of the year, you can hardly get a room up north. A few years back, we tried to develop an ATV club in this area, and as one of the elected officials for that club, I was given the task of checking into the amount of bike permits that were applied for in Polk County for use of the Gandy Dancer Trail. I found that between Luck, Frederic and Siren there were only nine (yes ... nine) purchased at $10 each ($90). Maybe it’s different now, but I worked where my office faced the Gandy Dancer and I would watch bikers all day long using the Gandy Dancer. I’m pretty sure they weren’t the same nine people every day or that those nine people used it multiple times in a day. When you go up north to ride on their multiuse trails, you meet dirt bikes, horses, mountain bikes, ATVs, etc., all using the same trails. They all respect them and use them together. What I can’t figure out is why we can’t do the same here? Given the fact that the Gandy Dancer is almost entirely covered in limestone, I would have to disagree with the

fact that ATVs would ruin the trails for bikers. As an organizer for a fundraiser that involves a 10K bike race, we have been told by some riders that they can’t participate because part of the route (the Gandy Dancer) is gravel and they don’t have the tires to ride it. Yet it requires our organization to pay $4 for each participant. There are places up north that cater to the trail users and do very well. In the article it states that federal interpretation is that useful life has been met which means the funding that was granted has met its useful life. There is no more funding coming. Who pays the bill now? The clubs up north do trail cleanup and remove any and all obstructions to the trails. Right now, at least in Polk County, the taxpayers pay for Polk County Parks and Recreation to do that (refer back to the $90). How is that a good use of our tax dollars when people would voluntarily do it for use of the trail? Most towns in Polk and Burnett counties have approved ATV use on their village streets, but yet we can’t go from town to town. Think about it! The business you get from snowmobilers in the winter would be year-round business if you allowed ATVs on the trails. My ATV registration money is put in the same fund as snowmobile registration money, but I have no ability to ride the same trails they do. How is that right? Isn’t the economy bad enough? Are you really willing to turn away business? Paula Foerst Luck

Slow learners It was nice to see a smiling Erik Severson and family receiving a Working for Wisconsin Award from Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce, a pro-business special interest and lobbying group located in Madison (Nov. 14 Leader). He earned this distinction by voting the WMC’s way 96 percent of the time. The WMC is Wisconsin’s most influential special interest group, favoring mostly Republican candidates, conservative issues and business-friendly legislation. WMC has shown itself to be anti-union, generally opposed to legislation favoring workers rights and soft on industry environmental legislation. I hope Severson is happy with his award, but I would be happier if he spent more time working to benefit his home district instead of pandering to the wellfinanced business lobby. He seems pleased that he helped with Gov. Walker’s anti-union legislation to save money; I wonder if his salary and benefits have decreased as much as those of public employees! To ease this recession, the Republican government in Madison will have to think about more than pleasing business, they

VIEWPOINTS will also have to consider employees, farmers, teachers and a host of other Wisconsin citizens using long-term, environmentally friendly government policies. That is done by uniting, not dividing Wisconsin. Nearly 100 years ago, Henry Ford created consumers for his Model Ts by paying a decent wage; Republicans in Madison seem to be slow learners. Chuck Adleman Rural Luck

Exercise caution with horse and buggies I am writing this letter because we are horse owners and drive our horses on the roads regularly, but now we have Amish people moving into our area. You are going to see carriages on the highways and in town more frequently. Horse and buggies have road rights just as vehicle drivers do. See S340.2 and S346.11 of the Wisconsin statutes. For the most part, a carriage driver will drive the shoulder of the road, but at times there is no shoulder and they must take the traffic lane. Vehicle drivers need to be respectful of the carriage drivers out there. Many people pass us, slow down and move to the other lane to pass us, but there are times where they pass close enough to tap their window with your hand. Some horses do not deal with that as well as others. Noisy vehicles can frighten a horse causing an accident. We appreciate the respect of drivers when they give us a wide berth and slow down. Just because we are out there on the highway does not always mean that every horse we are driving has many years of experience with vehicles and the highway. Some horses are just more nervous out there. Your respect to us carriage drivers will avoid accidents. Please familiarize yourself with the Wisconsin statutes involving horse and carriage drivers on the highways, now that we will have many more carriages on our local roads. Liz and Larry Petersen Rural Frederic

Redistricting Sean Duffy’s re-election was a picnic. It helped to have a newly redrawn district. Though Dems got more votes statewide overall, Their numbers in the Legislature fall. This outcome is enough to raise one’s dander, If for to win you’ve got to gerrymander.

Better as coroner? It was shocking to learn that Dr. Erik Severson, state representative for the 28th District, supports arresting any U.S. official who enters Wisconsin to set up healthcare exchanges. This brought to mind what one of Severson’s predecessors, my father Harvey Dueholm, said when he served. He was introducing his friend from Osceloa, Dr. Simenstead, the coroner from Polk County, who was visiting the Legislature. My father said, “If truth be told, I always supported my friend, Dr. Simenstead, a Republican, because in Polk County we have an understanding; we support Democrats to represent us in the Legislature, where they can do us the most good, and Republicans to the office of coroner, where they can do us the least harm.” Were my dad alive today, he would say to the people of the 28th District, “Elect Dr. Severson to the office of coroner.” If the people of the 28th Assembly District want their concerns to be taken seriously, they should elect a Democrat as soon as possible. Dave Dueholm Madison

Fighting for us Thanks for fighting for us Gov. Walker. In another act of political courage, Walker once again demonstrated that he is willing to stand with Wisconsin’s hardworking taxpayers against insiders and special interests. On Friday, our governor declined to participate in forming an ObamaCare exchange. The ObamaCare law attempted to bribe states into setting up exchanges with large sums of federal taxpayer money. There are two problems though. First, the costs will skyrocket in the future, and when federal funding dries up, it will just be another unfunded mandate. Second, the illusion of state control was just that, an illusion. The rules are so stringent that states would really have no control. So the state would simply have become an agency of the federal government ... something the principles of federalism embodied in our Constitution firmly reject. Walker’s action simultaneously protects taxpayers and our constitutional rights. Just like the rest of ObamaCare, the concept of state exchanges is a pig in a poke, and Walker was right to reject it. Thank you for looking out for us governor. R J Hartung Dresser

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• Area news at a glance • Years after Kozy fire, some still homeless

DULUTH - When winter hits the Northland, if you don’t have a warm place to stay, you’re in big trouble. That’s what’s making a number of low-income people very nervous these days. “After the Kozy burned down they … I’ve just been living here and there.” The Kozy Bar and Apartments housed more than 50 residents at the time of the 2010 fire that led to its closure. Between living under a bridge and sleeping on his friends couches, former Kozy resident Gary Bishop hasn’t found anywhere that he can afford to live. “You know, I’m just glad I have lots of friends. I mean I can stay at their place just long enough for them to get sick of me and then I can move on to my next friend,” Bishop, a homeless man, said. The fire that burned the 200-year-old building not only destroyed the structure, but also damaged the lives of many of the tenants. “I wouldn’t have minded so much if it was in the summer, I mean I could handle that. But it’s getting cold out. I just need a place, I really do,” Bishop said. When residents were forced to relocate, some found affordable housing at places like King Manor, The Seaway Hotel, and emergency shelter beds at CHUM. But not everyone was that lucky. Bishop blames a shortage of low-cost housing in Duluth for his

dilemma. “We did have a rush of people here and we were able to handle some of them. Many of them have moved on to other places,” Rick Caya, Seaway Hotel owner said. Caya says the old apartment building serves a need for low- and extremely low-income people in the Northland. “People come and go so much, but generally we are fairly full,” Caya said. The Seaway has been a viable option for some 80 people but its days could be numbered. The building is threatened with condemnation, especially after the June floods caused extensive damage to the already deteriorating structure. Meanwhile, several low-income housing projects are under way in Duluth including the Firehouse Flats on Fourth Street along with the Hillside Apartments. Together, they will create roughly 70 units of low-income housing. -

Frac sand industry hits lull, firm tells county

BARRON COUNTY - Barron County’s frac sand industry boom has quieted to a dull roar, at least for the time being. But frac sand company representatives who spoke to county board supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 13, say that’s just part of the frac sand mining cycle. “The big thing is that natural gas has

dropped so far in price that they’re not drilling a lot of new wells,” said Superior Silica Sands director of operations Jim Walker. “But that will change over time as the country converts more and more from coal to natural gas.” Frac sand is used in the process of drilling horizontally for oil and natural gas. The round, strong grains of sand found in this area hold the fissures in the shale open long enough to extract the product. The representatives of Superior Silica Sands, Midwest Frac, Great Northern Sand and Canadian National Railroad were at the county board’s meeting Tuesday to give presentations and answer questions. Superior Silica Sands’ New Auburn processing plant is operating at full capacity. The company also has a dry plant and rail load-out site under construction in the Town of Clinton. They have a mine in the Town of Arland and a dry plant and loading site in the Town of Dovre. Walker said the New Auburn plant is sold out. “We would have never built a new plant if it wasn’t for Canadian National Railroad and Canada,” he said. “That’s our future.” Walker said there may be other plants in the works by other companies, but right now he doesn’t know where they’d find the sand. Midwest Frac President Matt Torger-

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son said he’s not worried about the bust. “Keep in mind that you have some of the best product in the world,” he said. “You don’t have to be a salesman to sell it.” Midwest Frac has an operational frac sand mine and wet plant in the Town of Arland. Torgerson added that companies with mediocre sand are the ones that will be affected. Poor quality frac sand can result in well shutdowns and millions of dollars in litigation, according to Superior Silica Sands. Great Northern Sand vice president of manufacturing Robbie Sage said he agreed that a bust has been going on for awhile. Great Northern Sand has a mine in the Town of Dovre and a wet plant, dry plant and transloading area at another site in the Town of Dovre. Sage said as a newcomer with a decade in

the business, he knows the oil field is always up and down. “But this is the longest I’ve seen it down,” Sage said. “It’s the economy; there’s not much investment.” That said, Sage added that he’s not concerned for Great Northern Sand. “We know how the market works, we know the history,” he said. -



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The newly expanded board at Lamar Community Center anticipates an exciting transitional year in 2013 during construction completion. Front row (L to R): Todd Edwards, Eureka; Durand Blanding, St. Croix Falls; David Butler, president, Milltown; and Kris Schmid, treasurer, Frederic. Back row: Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch, St. Croix Falls; Maria Carlson, Balsam Lake; Sandra Berg, Taylors Falls; Gina Sarow, Fox Creek; Melody Wahlberg, vice president, Hudson; and Kathleen Melin, executive director, St. Croix Falls.

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Lamar President David Butler thanks outgoing board member Dr. Steve Bont for his service to Lamar. Bont is well-known throughout the area for his dedication to community.

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Following six formative years, Brooke Dierkhising, formerly of Dresser and now of Minneapolis, is retiring from the board. President David Butler thanks Dierkhising for her dedication. Photos submitted


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Burnett supervisors tour Polk’s dispatch center by Mary Stirrat Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE ó Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of a study regarding the feasibility of contracting with Polk County for emergency dispatch services, the Burnett County Board of Supervisors toured the communications center at the Polk County Justice Center in Balsam Lake. Burnett County recently contracted with Kent Therkelsen & Associates, a consulting firm experienced in forming and upgrading communications centers. Therkelsen conducted a feasibility study on combining the Burnett County communications center with that of Polk County and recently released its report to the county board. According to Burnett County Administrator Candace Fitzgerald, several issues are causing the county to look at partnering with Polk County. It’s getting harder for smaller counties to bear the costs of changing technology required to adequately provide emergency dispatch, she said, and the current situation of a combined jail and dispatch area prevents Burnett County from providing those services in a professional way. Currently, she said, a jailer/dispatcher may be on the phone when a deputy comes in to book an arrestee, creating a distraction and taking the jailer/dispatcher from the communications system. If a disturbance occurs in the jail, the jailer/dispatcher must leave his or her post and possibly miss an emergency call. Besides, said both Fitzgerald and Polk County Communications Administrator Jill Stoffel, the positions of jailer and Kent Therkelsen of dispatcher require Kent Therkelsen & As- very different skill sociates, is a member sets that don’t of the consulting firm often come in the hired by Burnett same person. County to study the In short, said feasibility of a joint Bur- Fitzgerald, Burnett nett-Polk emergency County is looking dispatch system. to find a better way to keep residents safe and utilize the best technology possible, while working within existing budget constraints. Stoffel escorted the Burnett supervisors through the communications center, explaining the workings of her department. There are three dispatch consoles in the communications center, noted Stoffel,

Don Taylor, chair of the Burnett County Board of Supervisors, with Polk County Chief Deputy Steve Moe.

Polk County’s communications center handles calls from a 900-square-mile area, involving 17 fire departments, 19 first responder organizations, nine ambulance services, 11 police departments and a tribal police department. During an average month, according to Stoffel, the communications center receives and dispatches between 2,400 and 3,500 calls. Some, like a deer hit, require 15 minutes. Others, like a multicar accident with a fatality, can take hours. She estimated that calls needing a dispatch account for about one-fifth of all calls received, so the center receives upward of 15,000 calls a month. In addition, the communications officers monitor security cameras focused on the perimeter of the building, as well as those inside that are not part of the jail. They also monitor for severe weather and issue any needed warnings. A Twin Cities television station is constantly visible in the communications center, said Stoffel, since news from that source is more timely than that from the National Weather Service. There are currently 11 full-time and one part-time dispatchers, or communications officers, working with Polk County, not including Stoffel. Should Burnett County contract with Polk County for services, she said, another five dispatchers would be needed, and a fourth console would be added to the communications center. She estimated that it would take about six months to hire and train the new staff. Following the tour, board members and other officials held a discussion with Kent Therkelsen regarding the report just compiled by his company. Focusing on cost, Therkelsen said that no figures have been developed yet, since it would not be fruitful to go through the costing process if Burnett County will not be moving forward with a contract for services. Should Burnett County decide to pursue a contract, he said, the report outlines three options for cost allocation. One would be payment to Polk County based on population served, the second would be based on activity and the service demands of the county, and the third would be a hybrid of the first two. Any current arrangements with Washburn or any other county, said Therkelsen, would be maintained. Allocation of costs associated with future technological upgrades would need to be discussed, he said.

Supervisor Don Chell (right) listened as Supervisor Gerald Pardun (left) expressed concern for the ability of the Burnett County tax base to handle the cost of improving dispatch equipment. – Photo by Carl Heidel

All cables and wiring in the communications center are recessed under the floor, ending up in this equipment room adjacent to the center. Polk County Chief Deputy Steve Moe explains some of the behind-the-scenes equipment and wiring required for operating the center.

Polk County Communications Administrator Jill Stoffel, right, explains the computerized emergency dispatch system to Burnett County supervisors. Communications officers, like A.J. Perron, seated, follow four screens when responding to emergency calls. Above are live shots from security cameras located both inside and outside the justice center. – Photos by Mary Stirrat unless otherwise noted who has been with Polk County since 1993. Two are manned around the clock seven days a week, with the third station manned for 80 hours over the weekend. They handle all emergency and nonemergency calls, whether someone is reporting a deer hit, a burglary, an accident or a homicide. Utilizing New World Systems public safety software, incoming calls are answered, information gathered, appropriate emergency personnel dispatched and callers assisted by trained dispatch personnel. Each dispatcher, said Stoffel, is EMTcertified and trained to utilize an automated script, provided by a medical doctor, allowing them to walk a caller with a medical emergency through noharm, life-sustaining instructions. The system automatically pulls up the location of the caller, allowing the dispatcher to send out the correct responders from the correct jurisdiction. Cell phone callers are located using latitude and longitude, if their phone is equipped, Stoffel said.

Polk County communications officer Amy Puetz, seated, provides information on the county s emergency dispatch system to officials from Polk County. From left are supervisors Gary Lundberg and Gene Olson, with Burnett County Administrator Candace Fitzgerald.

The Burnett County supervisors began their tour of dispatch facilities with a visit to the Burnett County center. Deputy Jonathan Mosher handled the Burnett County dispatch center as the supervisors met with Capt. Terry Nesvold. – Photo by Carl Heidel


Connections gives turkeys for Thanksgiving by Sherill Summer Leader staff writer WEBSTER – The turkey giveaway at the Indianhead Community Action Agency’s Connections, located south of Webster, was a community effort that benefited the neediest in the community. Turkeys were part of the meal given to regular users of the food shelf, naturally, but the meal also included fresh produce, baked goods and canned goods. The Siren and Webster Lions clubs, the Boy Scouts, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woodland Wesleyan Church and United HealthCare supplied portions of the giveaway. This is

Many organizations were involved in the turkey giveaway at the Indianhead Community Action Agency’s Connections, located south of Webster on Friday, Nov. 16. The Siren and Webster Lions, the Boy Scouts, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woodland Wesleyan Church and United HealthCare all contributed to the meal. One hundred-twenty-ive turkeys with all the fixings were given to families that use the food shelf that is part of Connections. – Photos by Sherill Summer

Fixings for 125 Thanksgiving meals, including turkeys, were given away on Friday, Nov. 16.

the first year Connections has given away a meal in this manner. The event almost didn’t happen. Community service specialist Crystal Meier, manager of Burnett County Connections, wanted to sponsor such an event, but she didn’t have the funds. The store as a whole has less money to operate this year than in years past as state and federal funding dries up, even as the number of families served has increased. Meier was at a meeting with United HealthCare engagement specialist Rhonda Grabko, and when she heard about the idea and the lack of funds to carry the idea out, she arranged for United

Recipients of the turkey giveaway were able to choose among canned goods, fresh produce, fresh bread and of course, turkeys. United HealthCare purchased 125 turkeys for the event. Engagement specialist Rhonda Grabko pointed out that all the food was healthy. She said the event was part of the mission statement of United HealthCare: To help people live healthy lives.

HealthCare to help out. She said that it was not a hard sell since the idea tied into the mission statement of United HealthCare: to help people live healthy lives. She was able to purchase 125 turkeys. The Siren and Webster Lions clubs stepped up and supplied the produce and baked goods. The Boy Scouts, Our Redeemer Church, Woodland Wesleyan Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church all helped with the canned goods.

Meier was delighted with the community support, “Everybody came together to make it happen. This is really a great community event.” One hundred twenty-five turkeys is a lot of turkeys, but it was not enough for all the families who use the food shelf. All the families who use the food shelf were entered into a drawing to decide who would be lucky enough to receive a turkey. Grabko hopes there will be more turkeys next year.

Not only did the turkey giveaway supply the fixings for the Thanksgiving meal, the food was delivered to people’s cars. Shown (L to R) are Pete Prusak of the Webster Lions, Daniel and Chuck Awe of the Siren Lions. Daniel expressed how happy he was to get the food.

A learning luncheon for Grantsburg’s Women of Tomorrow by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG - Grantsburg 11thgrade women had an opportunity to learn from women successful in careers they are

interested in pursuing when the groups enjoyed lunch together at the Women of Tomorrow luncheon at the Crex Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Students had a chance to “pick the

Burnett Medical Center marketing director Alyssa Ryan explained a marketing tool to Grantsburg junior Abby Stevens during the Women of Tomorrow Luncheon held at the Crex Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

The keynote speaker at the Women of Tomorrow luncheon was Marlene Mixa, grant project manager of Strategic Initiatives at Pine Technical College. “Look at trying something different, take advantage of opportunities that present themselves, embrace them,” encouraged Mixa. “Be a lifelong learner.”

brains” of the professional women for valuable information and insight about their possible career choices. The keynote speaker at the luncheon was Marlene Mixa, grant project manager of Strategic Initiatives at Pine Technical College. “The first thing you have to ask yourself is what do I love to do. Then you have to figure out, “How do I get someone to pay me to do it,’” Mixa told the students. “Look at trying something different, take advantage of opportunities that pres-

ent themselves, embrace them, ” encouraged Mixa. “Be a lifelong learner.” Mixa told the students to ask questions of people in fields they finding interesting, just as they were doing at this luncheon. “You have a chance to explore a lot of possibilities,” said Mixa, when speaking of how she happened on her own career path. “Life is full of surprises. You never know what can happen.” The annual luncheon for the students was made possible with the generous support of local businesses.

Grantsburg 11th-grade women had an opportunity to learn from women successful in careers they are interested in pursuing when the groups enjoyed lunch together at the Women of Tomorrow luncheon at the Crex Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7.




Softball still a passion for local senior athlete

And he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer FREDERIC – For many slow-pitch softball enthusiasts, the cleats have been all but hung up for the season and gloves stashed away in the closet. The only thing to do now is wait through another long winter in anticipation of another summer season of softball. But for Frederic’s Walt Schommer, his softball season is just getting warmed up. The 66-year-old snowbird spends three months of his winter in Arizona along with his wife, Mary, before coming back to the area during the summer months. Schommer has no trouble staying busy while in Arizona, as he spends a lot of his time playing softball, something he’s been doing nearly all his life. “It’s not that I have to win, it’s just … I like playing softball, liked it since I was a kid, ”he said. During one winter season he played up to 104 games but has since cut back to about 60 games to spend a little more time with family. Playing that many games is tough on any person, but Schommer manages to stay in great shape. He tries to ride bike and walk every day, and hits the ball around at home when he’s not playing ball someplace else. Along with about 60 games during the winter, Schommer spends a ton of time playing softball during the summer months with the Minnesota Lumberjacks, a team that is part of Senior Softball USA. The association is one of nine senior softball associations in the nation, and in its 20th season, the nine groups met up for the four-day World Masters Championship tournament held Sept. 29 to Oct. 7

Walt Schommer of Frederic still plays a lot of softball at the age of 66. For Schommer, the season is just starting to heat up. – Photo by Marty Seeger in Las Vegas, Nev. The tournament was the largest in the history of the sport, and featured 446 teams in five different age divisions from 50 to 80 years old. There were also men’s and women’s teams age 40 to 60 playing at the higher levels. The teams are also grouped by talent levels that go from AA, to AAA, major, and major plus. Schommer said former college athletes are usually at the major-plus level, but Schommer’s team plays at the AA level. He said they aren’t far away from the AAA level as they beat teams at that level quite regularly. In order to qualify for the world championship tournament, you must first play in qualifying tournaments, which Schom-

mer does during the summer. Some tournaments are purely recreational while others are qualifiers, and Schommer played in several this past summer in Little Canada, Minn., Rochester, Minn., and Oshkosh. “You have to qualify first, and then you have to register. So you can’t go unless you’re with a team that you qualify in,” Schommer said. Last year the Lumberjacks finished in third place in Las Vegas and this year improved on that mark with a second-place finish out of the 12 competing teams from anywhere from New York to Arkansas. On the fourth and final day of the tournament, the Lumberjacks had to play five seven-inning games in 100-degree heat, with their most memorable win of the day coming against a California team called the L. Hills Coyote Blues. The Lumberjacks found themselves falling behind 25-5 at one point in the game, but managed to score five runs to make it a 25-10 game. According to Schommer, there’s a five-run limit each inning except for the final inning. Amazingly, the Lumberjacks scored 16 runs to take a brief one-run lead before the Coyote Blues tied it at 26 in the next frame to send the game into extra innings. In the end, the Lumberjacks won 37-31 in nine innings of play, but eventually fell in the championship by a score of 17-14. “If we had won that game, we would have played again. We would have done that but came up short,” Schommer said. Along with the Lumberjacks team, there were several other senior softball teams representing the state at the world championships. Schommer encourages anyone to contact him if they want to get involved, especially those who simply love playing softball as he does. Contact Schommer at 715-327-4392, or visit to see what senior softball is all about.

The Minnesota Lumberjacks took second place at the World Masters Championship in Las Vegas, Nev., this fall. The senior softball team based out of Roseville, Minn., is comprised of men age 65 and older. Local Frederic athlete Walt Schommer is pictured at bottom right. – Photo submitted

Extra Points

••• RIVER FOREST, Ill. – The Bethel University football team is headed to the Division III NCAA playoffs after a 24-23 win over Concordia UniversityChicago on Saturday, Nov. 17. Among those on the roster is former Luck athlete Landen Strilzuk, who returned two punts in the game with the longest being 11 yards. Bethel will move on to play the University of WisconsinOshkosh this Saturday, Nov. 24. UWOshkosh is coming off a huge 55-10 win over St. Scholastica to earn their spot in the Level 2 playoffs. Former St. Croix Falls athlete and junior wide-receiver Cory Gebhard caught four passes for 73 yards against UWOshkosh, after a memorable season playing for the Saints. – with information from and ••• JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Division 1 Drake University football team ended its season on a high note with a share of the Pioneer Football League title for the second consecutive year. It was also the Bulldogs sixth conference title in school history. Former St. Croix Falls athlete and Bulldog junior defensive tackle Ryan Larson had two solo tackles and two assists in the game, including a tackle for a loss of 2 yards. – with information from ••• MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead volleyball team finished its season 17-12 overall and 9-11 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They tied for ninth overall in the NSIC, but return a solid group of athletes for next season, including former Pirate athlete Annie Palmquist, a sophomore on the Dragons team who led the team in kills this season with 314. – with information from ••• OSCEOLA – Osceola senior Casey Danielson was recently featured as one of the “Faces in the Crowd” in Sports Illustrated’s Nov. 12 issue for her amazing golf career with the Chieftains. Danielson won her fourth straight state title this year and became Wisconsin’s second golfer to do so. Her sister Lindsay Danielson was the other four-time state champion in 2008. Casey helped the United States earn a Junior Ryder Cup championship in September and competed for the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy in Scotland. She is expected to play out her collegiate career at Stanford next fall. – with information from Sports Illustrated Magazine

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Eagle boys basketball gets off to a good start Webster, Frederic fall in opening games Unity 43, Osceola 40 by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer OSCEOLA – It’s an early start to the basketball season as at least three area boys teams hit the hard court on Thursday evening, Nov. 15. The Unity Eagle boys traveled to Osceola and picked up a 43-40 win after trailing 28-16 at the half. “The second half of our game was pretty exciting after having a slow start on offense. Our defense picked up its intensity and generated a lot of turnovers in the third quarter which helped our offense get more scoring opportunities,” said Eagles

head coach Shaun Fisher. The Eagles outscored the Chieftains 185 in the third quarter and held them to seven points in the fourth quarter. Unity led a well-balanced scoring attack with Zac Johnson chipping in 11 points on the night, followed by Logan Bader, nine, Dakota Ward, eight, Dylan Ruck, seven, Jacob Ruck, four, and Aaron Koshatka and Oliver Raboin each scoring two points. “It was a positive sign that we will be able to play well as a team and have a variety of guys step up and play well. We are looking forward to another fun, exciting season in a competitive conference,” Fisher said.

Vikings trailed 17-5 after the first quarter and by as much as 15 at halftime, but it was in the third quarter that the Lakers were able to pull ahead for the win, outscoring the Vikings 29-7 for the easy nonconference victory. Ian Lexen was the leading scorer for the Vikings with 12 points, followed by Adam Chenal, five, Zach Schmidt and Ben Kurkowski each with three, and Jack Neumann, Jaryd Braden, Daniel Larson and Chris Schorn each with two. Schmidt led the team in rebounds with eight, while Chenal had seven and Braden came down with five.

Cumberland 68, Webster 20 WEBSTER – The Webster boys basketball team fell at home against Cumberland on Thursday, Nov. 15, with the Beavers taking a 20-7 first quarter lead and never looking back from there. The Tigers put up just 10 points in the first half and another 10 in the second with Oudy Weber putting up seven points, followed by Dade McCarthy, four, Jacob Sargent, three, Grant Preston and Justin Matrious each with two and Shawn Stevens and Michael Johnson putting up one point apiece.

Turtle Lake 74, Frederic 31 TURTLE LAKE – The Frederic boys basketball team got off to a slow start against Turtle Lake on Thursday, Nov. 15. The

Webster’s Justin Matrious blocks Cumberland’s Jonah Lundequam’s shot.

Third place at state LEFT: Lindsay Liljenberg of Siren took third place at the Knights of Columbus state punt, pass and kick contest that took place at Marshfield on Saturday, Oct. 13. Liljenberg competed in the 8-year-old competition. – Photo submitted

Grant Preston, of Webster, pulls down a rebound while others look on. – Photos by Josh Johnson

Unity grad playing on UW–Badgers marching band at state competition LEFT: Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to see the University of Wisconsin marching band knows how physically demanding it must be, and 2012 Unity graduate Alec Larson experienced the rigors firsthand this fall. The University of Wisconsin freshman borrowed a bass drum from Unity band director Adam Bever and practiced all summer long, while also running many miles to get into top shape. During tryouts earlier this year, Larson says it was the hardest thing he’d ever done, but he eventually made it through the final tryouts. Since earning a spot on the drumline with the Badger band Larson’s mom, Kari, says he seems to be having the time of his life, and looking forward to playing at the Big Ten Conference title game, and a possible chance to go to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. – Photo submitted








Local athletes advance to Green Bay

by Marty Seeger Leader staff writer GREEN BAY – Several local athletes are heading to Green Bay on Sunday, Dec. 2, to compete for a spot as a national finalist

in the Pepsi NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition. For the second year in a row, Webster’s Jenna Curtis has earned a chance to compete in Green Bay at the Don Hudson Center near Lambeau Field. Curtis is among 40 other athletes from across the state in the age 14 to 15 category, who already competed earlier this fall at regional and sectional competitions. There were several athletes in the local area that competed in regionals and sectionals, which were both held at the Siren Ballpark in

Siren. Curtis has been competing in the NFL PP&K competition for three straight years now but has also competed in the Knights of Columbus sponsored competition and has won three state championships, which are held at Marshfield each year. There are five separate brackets encompassing ages 6 through 15 allowed to take part in the competitions. Athletes who finish in first place in Green Bay in their age group will be declared a team champion. Their score then must be in the top four

nationally in order to qualify as a national finalist. Points are based on the total distance of their allowed one punt, one pass and one placekick. Curtis was the only local athlete to compete in Green Bay last year but will have company this year, as Reagan Sorensen of Balsam Lake will be competing in the age 8 to 9 age group, Jenna Ruiz, also of Webster will be competing in Green Bay in the 10 to 11 age group, and Colleen Stanley of Turtle Lake also earned a spot in Green Bay, in the age 12 to 13 bracket.

Reagan Sorensen of Balsam Lake earned a trip to Green Bay to compete in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition held at the Don Hudson Center near Lambeau Field.

Jenna Ruiz of Webster is competing in Green Bay on Sunday, Dec. 2, for the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition in the 10 to 11 age group. – Photos submitted

Colleen Stanley of Turtle Lake is competing in Green Bay for the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition in the 12 to 13 age group.

Webster’s Jenna Curtis will be competing in her second straight NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition in Green Bay on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Compete for a national spot in Pepsi NFL Punt, Pass and Kick


Sunday Night Mixed Standings: Wynners 20, Knaubers 15, Team McKinley 14, Packer Backers 13, Happy Campers 10, Long Shots 9, Chuck’s Team 8, Jeff’s Team 7. Men’s games: Don Swanson (PB) 290, Len Knauber (K) 286, Eugene Wynn Jr. (W) 277. Men’s series: Don Swanson (PB) 792, Eugene Wynn Jr. (W) 773, Len Knauber (K) 727. Women’s games: Jan Kruse (CT) 298, Debbie Swanson (PB) 257, Debbie Swanson (PB) 244. Women’s series: Debbie Swanson (PB) 705, Jan Kruse (CT) 659, Wendy Knauber (K) 653. Team games: Knaubers 971, Packer Backers 903, Packer Backers 876. Team series: Packer Backers 2550, Knaubers 2515, Wynners 2483. Monday Afternoon Retired Standings: Bears 29, Hummingbirds 26, Vultures 25, Eagles 25, Night Hawks 19, Badgers 18, Swans 17. Men’s games (Handicap): Dale Johnson 228, Duane Doolittle 219, Dave Bannie 219. Men’s series (Handicap): Dale Johnson 636, Dick Coen, Bob Eischens & Alvin Tyler 587. Women’s games (Handicap): Pearl Noble 212, Pat Bresina & Sandy Bannie 211. Women’s series (Handicap): Sandy Bannie 585, Pat Bresina 569, Pearl Noble 563. Team games (Handicap): Vultures 816, Bears 813, Eagles 798. Team series (Handicap): Vultures 2395, Bears 2219, Eagles 2218. Wednesday Night Early Standings: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 28.5, Skol Bar 26, Pioneer Bar 24, Lake Services Unlimited 24, S&S Tree Bird Shoppe 22.5, Cummings Lumber 21, Stotz & Co. 16, Larsen Auto Center 14. Individual games: Don Swanson (CL) 243, Chris Rowell (PB) 233, Oliver Baillargeon (DQM) 227. Individual series: Don Swanson (CL) 610, Oliver Baillargeon (DQM) 601, Mark Bohn (SB) 587. Team games: Cummings Lumber 941, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 909, Skol Bar 908. Team series: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 2632, Skol Bar 2615, Stotz & Company 2569. Thursday Early Standings: American Family Siren 26.5, Red Iron Studios 25, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 23.5, Grindell Law Offices 22, Hell Raisers 18, Wikstrom Construction 18, Kinetico 13.5, Fab Four 9.5. Individual games: Ed Bitler (RIS) 252, Brian McBroom (AFS) 245, Mark Bohn (FF) 242. Individual series: Mark Bohn (FF) 685, Ed Bitler (RIS) 666, Brian McBroom (AFS) 658. Team games: American Family Siren 658, Kinetico 612, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 596.

Team series: American Family Siren 1746, Fab Four 1718, Hell Raisers 1660. Consecutive strikes (5 or more): Dave Hall 5x = 225; Blake Hall 5x = 224; Ed Bitler 5x = 252; Nick Skow 7x = 233; Brian McBroom 5x = 245; Derek Ayd 6x = 230. Games 50 pins or more above average: Derek Ayd 230 (+80); Blake Douglas 222 (+61); Blake Hall 224 (+85); Dave Hall 225 (+51); Dennis Lieder 216 (+54); Brian McBroom 245 (+66); Travis McKenzie 206 (+53); Nick Skow (+52); Bruce Wikstrom 214 (+63); Jim Wikstrom 200 (+52); Mark Bohn 242 (+54). Series 100 or more above average: Mark Bohn 685 (+121); Brian McBroom 658 (+121); Blake Douglas 606 (+123); Bruce Wikstrom 589 (+136). 10 pins: Dave Grindell +2. Splits converted: 2-7: Jim Wikstrom. 3-46-10: Jorden Otis. 3-4-6-7-10: Brandon Ayd. 3-10: Bruce Wikstrom, Brandon Ayd, Mike Skow. 5-6-10: Brandon Dahl. Friday Night Ladies Standing: Pin Heads 55.5, Junque Art 49, SKM 47.5, The Leader 44, Frederic Design 35. Individual games: Austin Otis 233, Sheila Hansen 216, Gail Linke 200. Individual series: Sheila Hansen 552, Austin Otis 542, Karen Carlson 535. Team games: SKM 874, Pin Heads 853, Junque Art 832. Team series: Jungue Art 2401, SKM 2383, The Leader 2379. Splits converted: 5-10: Judy Mravik. Saturday Night Mixed Standings: Rebel Alliance, Handicaps, Skowl, Pin Choppers, New Team, Lakers, Luck-E. Men’s games: Ron Skow 286, Terry Ingram 259, Ron Skow 257. Men’s series: Ron Skow 758, Mark Bohn 667, Mike Renfroe 623. Women’s games: Deb Ingram 243, Rita Bohn 235, Deb Ingram 226. Women’s series: Rita Bohn 642, Deb Ingram 625, Jackie Peterson 535. Team games: Rebel Alliance 983, Skowl 961, Lakers & Luck-E 942. Team series: Lakers 2772, Skowl 2723, Rebel Alliance 2719.

McKenzie Lanes

Monday Night Madness Standings: Alleycats 46, Bon Ton 43, Eagle Lounge 39, Mishaps 32. Individual game: Debbie Swanson 174, Barbara Benson 169, Lois Murphy 166. Individual series: Debbie Swanson 477, Barbara Benson 454, Nancy Reeves 404. Team games (Handicap): Mishaps 612, Bon Ton 608. Team series (Handicap): Bon Ton 1757, Mishaps 1695. Monday Night Ladies Standings: McKenzie Lanes 101.5, Milltown Appliance 101, Metal Products 91, Wolf Creek Log Furniture 91, Alyeska Contracting 89, Frederic Truck & Trailer 85.5, Edina Divas 83, Bye 32. Individual games: Joan Wulf 219, Kathy McKenzie 209, Jane Smith 185. Individual series: Cindy Castellano 520, Joan Wulf 519, Kathy McKenzie 508.

Individual games: Darren McKenzie 279, Jim Alt 265, Gordy Johnson 249. Individual series: Darren McKenzie 793, Gordy Johnson 683, Jim Alt 663. Team games (Handicap): Tiger Express 1123, Dalles Electricians 1045. Team series (Handicap): Tiger Express 3175, Reed’s Marina 2950.

Black & Orange

Team games (Handicap): McKenzie Lanes 867. Team series (Handicap): Alyeska Contracting 2326. Tuesday Women’s Standings: Kindred Spirits 118, Tomlinson Insurance 110.5, Custom Outfitter 108.5, Hauge Dental 100, Country Gals 87.5, Kassel Tap 82, Gutter Dusters 7.5, LC’s Gals 68. Individual games: Denise Donaghue 235, Mary Sue Morris 234, Kelley Hill 201. Individual series: Mary Sue Morris 570, Shirley Wiswell & Jane Smith 530. Team games (Handicap): Kassel Tap 895, Hauge Dental 894, Country Gals 834. Team series (Handicap): Kassle Tap 2457, Gutter Dusters 2386, Country Gals 2381. Tuesday Night Men’s Standings: Dream Lawn 51.5, Centurview Park 45.5, The Dugout 44, Nel-LoHill Farm 42.5, McKenzie Lanes 38, Hack’s Pub 34.5, Steve’s Appliance 34, The Cobbler Shop 30. Individual games: Bob Avery 276, Craig Willert 257, Rick Katzmark 249. Individual series: Darren McKenzie 691, Criag Willert 683, Rick Katzmark 649. Team games (Hadicap): The Dugout 1257. Team series (Handicap): Hack’s Pub 3312. Wednesday Early League Standings: Dalles House 54, Adamark Repair 50, Greatland Transportation 41, Cutting Edge 39, Gehrman Auto Body 38, Balsam Branch Transport 36, Suzie Q’s 24, Bye 6. Men’s games: Mike Welling 254, Mark Anderson 247, John Gehrman 236. Men’s series: Mike Welling 692, Jason Steffen 603, Mark Anderson 602. Women’s games: Carrie Schultz 199, Brenda Lehmann & Justine Melin 176. Women’s series: Carrie Schultz 531, Justine Melin 488, Brenda Lehmann 453. Team games (Handicap): Gehrman Auto Body 706. Team series (Handicap): Balsam Branch Transport 1928. Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Tiger Express 18, Harvest Moon 16, Dalles Electrician 12, Hanjo Farms 12, Edina Realty 12, Davy’s Construction 10, Reed’s Marina 9, McKenzie Lanes 7.

Early Birds Standings: Yellow River Saloon 31-9, Black & Orange 21.5-18.5, Gandy Dancer Saloon 14-26, The Tap 13.5-26.5. Individual games: Delores Lien (T) 197, Rita Tesch (YRS) 169, Claudia Peterson (B&O) 162. Individual series: Sally Casey (YRS) 472, Delores Lien (T) 456, Kay Casey (YRS) 451. Team games: The Tap 932, Gandy Dancer Saloon 916, Yellow River Saloon 909. Team series: Yellow River Saloon 2641, The Tap 2631, Gandy Dancer Saloon 2620. Monday Night Men’s Standings: Black & Orange 25-15, Larry’s LP 20-20, Ed’s Logging 18-22, Player Motorsports 17-23. Individual games: Ron Staples (B&O) 193, Vern Nottom (B&O) 192, Mark Holmstrom (B&O) 191. Individual series: Vern Nottom (B&O) 546, Ricky Daniels (PM) 544, Ron Staples (B&O) 542. Team games: Black & Orange 998, Larry’s LP 918, Player Motorsports 909. Team series: Black & Orange 2843, Larry’s LP 2667, Player Motorsports 2639. Games 50 or more above average: Vern 192 (+50). Tuesday Tippers Standings: Main Home Services, Gob’s Gals, A&H Country Market, West Point Lodge. Individual games: Laura Main (MHS) 239, Vivian Marx (GG) 22, Cindy Hesik (GG) 208. Individual series: Laura Main (MHS) 585, Cindy Hesik (GG) 576, Kari Budge (MHS) 559. Team games: Main Home Services 780 & 725, Gob’s Gals 720. Team series: Main Home Services 2156, Gob’s Gals 2061, A&H Country Market 2044. Games 50 or more above average: Laura Main. TNT Standings: Cashco 26-18, Flower Power 26-18, Larry’s LP 22-22, Homestead Cafe 14-30. Individual games: Jennifer Kern (L) 233, Sue Eytcheson (FP) 206, Delores Lien (C) 180. Individual series: Jennifer Kern (L) 620, Sue Eytcheson (FP) 525, Mary Smith (C) 475. Team games: Larry’s LP 934, Cashco 892, Flower Power 867. Team series: Larry’s LP 2629, Flower Power 2543, Cashco 2469. Games 50 or more above average: Jennifer Kern 233 (+66).

Series 100 or more above average: Jennifer Kern 620 (+119). Early Risers Standings: Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 30-14, Black & Orange 25-19, Gandy Dancer 20-25, 10th Hole 13-31. Individual games: Millie Hansen (GNHD) 198, Joan Java Hahr (10th) 175, Pam Dildine (10th) 173. Individual series: Millie Hansen (GNHD) 504, Pam Dildine (10th) 474, Lylah Nelson (B&O) 434. Team games: Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 748, 10th Hole 711, Black & Orange 707. Team series: Gayle’s Northwoods Hair Design 2136, 10th Hole 2092, Black & Orange 2077. Games 50 or more above average: Millie Hanson 198 (+73). Series 100 or more above average: Millie Hanson 504 (+129). Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Dolls w/Balls 29-7, Yellow River Saloon 20-16, Pour House 13-23, Rollettes 10-26. Individual games: Krystal German (YRS) 177, Jacquelyn Churchill (Dw/B) 168, Genny Emery (Dw/B) 165. Individual series: Krystal German (YRS) 457, Jacquelyn Churchill (Dw/B) 455, Julie Chalupsky (YRS) 444. Team games: Yellow River Saloon 738, Dolls w/Balls 711, Pour House 682. Team series: Yellow River Saloon 2118, Dolls w/Balls 2057, Pour House 1962. Friday Afternoon Mix Standings: Tasmanian Devils 21-11, MisSplits 17-15, Fantastic Four 17-15, Bowling Buds 9-23. Men’s games: Wayne Lundeen (FF) 179, John Vanous (TD) 173, George Godzik (TD) 170. Men’s series: Wayne Lundeen (FF) 510, George Godzik (TD) 491, John Vanous (TD) 459. Women’s games: Jean Thompson (MS) 192, Laurie Lundeen (FF) 167, Vicki Wier (TD) 156. Women’s series: Jean Thompson (MS) 518, Vicki Wier (TD) 461, Laurie Lundeen (FF) 450. Team games: Tasmanian Devils 825, Fantastic Four 817, Mis-Splits 794. Team series: Fantastic Four 2390, Tasmanian Devils 2370, Mis-Splits 2350.

Denny’s Downtown Lanes

Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Radio Shack 39, Wood River Pharmacy 34, Boyd’s Outdoor Power 33, Grantsburg Sanitary 31, Fiedler Ford 20, Dummy Team 11. Individual games (Handicap): Jack Sando 254, Don Wicklund 249, Dave Thoreson 232. Individual series (Handicap): Jack Sando 674, Don Wicklund 639, Dane Carey 612. Team games (Handicap): Fiedler Ford 981, Radio Shack 977, Grantsburg Sanitary 975. Team series (Handicap): Grantsburg Sanitary 2842, Radio Shack 2822, Fiedler Ford 2684.








Lakeland 8-Man all conference

First team offense


Player Brett Baker Brody Kunze Kyle Quarters Nick Chafer Brandon Wilcox Gage Harwick Kyle Hunter Andrew Moen Dominic Bernal Jacob Dahlberg


Player Josh Siebert Nathan Moen Brett Missinne Blake Miller Jared Emery Kegyn Steinmetz Trevor Dexter Ben Sand Shay Johnson James Elwood

Team New Auburn Luck Prairie Farm Bruce Northwood Northwood Luck Prairie Farm Prairie Farm Northwood

Second team offense

Team Prairie Farm Prairie Farm Northwood New Auburn Siren New Auburn Luck Prairie Farm Siren New Auburn

Yr. 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 Yr. 11 10 12 11 11 12 10 11 12 11


First team defense

Player Trystan Beyer Owen Benson Austin Meyer Trevor Lafave Cody Bailey Mitchell Johnson Evan Armour Joe Koteras Mike Brandstatter Tanner Broten

Team Prairie Farm Bruce Northwood Northwood New Auburn Bruce Luck New Auburn New Auburn Prairie Farm

Yr. 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Second team defense Post. DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB

Player Connor McGinnity Alex Olson Cooper Lebrocq Cody Brady Bucky Nelson McKale Slagel Jesse Sweeter Reuben Mixsooke

Team Luck New Auburn Birchwood New Auburn Prairie Farm Prairie Farm New Auburn Siren

Yr. 11 11 12 11 10 11 12 12

Pewe to play softball for UMD Grantsburg senior Kylie Pewe recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for the University of Minnesota – Duluth Bulldogs. Pewe broke the Pirates single-season batting average record as a freshman, hitting .612, and broke it again as a sophomore with a .672 average. She earned an allconference nod and was all-district as a freshman, as well as all-conference, all-district and all-state her sophomore and junior seasons. The leadoff hitter will play for a Bulldogs team in a tough Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Pewe played travel ball since she was 11, first playing for the West Wisconsin Batgirls and eventually moved up to 16U travel ball with the Batgirls and 18U softball at the age of 13 and 14 with the Batgirls. She played for the Minnesota Revolution as a 15-year-old and played for the Minnesota Sting, which is one of the top club teams in the Midwest, at ages 16 and 17. She played mostly center field for the Sting and usually hit leadoff. Pewe is the daughter of Shane Pewe and Lona Drohman-Siebenthal. Pictured (L to R): Grantsburg’s Assistant coach Steve Johnson, Pewe and head coach Don Bjelland.

Geisness signs letter of intent to MSU-Mankato LEFT: Sydney Geisness signed her National Letter of Intent, to carry a successful high school volleyball career to play college volleyball at Minnesota State University-Mankato next fall. The St. Croix Falls senior is the daughter of Todd and Patty (also pictured) Geisness. The Minnesota State Mavericks are a Division II school that finished the season 18-11 overall and 12-8 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, where they finished tied for sixth in the overall standings. – Photo submitted Due to an early Leader deadline, the Swami’s success rate for week one of basketball action is unknown at press time. However, early returns indicate his season is off to a rocky start. Results from games on Tuesday, Nov. 20, will be combined with the won-lost record next week. This


games: Girls Spooner 54, Webster 32 – Frederic 50, Shell Lake 44 – Turtle Lake 51, Webster 23 – Northwood 45, Luck 38 – Siren 50, Clayton 40 – Unity 50, University School 49.



Boys Clear Lake 50, Webster 39 – Turtle Lake 77, Webster 43 – Cumberland 55, Unity 45 – Frederic 44, Shell Lake 43 – Luck 61, McDonnell Central 57 – Barron 57, St. Croix Falls 50.


Standings Team Conf. Unity Eagles 0-0 Grantsburg Pirates 0-0 Luck Cardinals 0-0 Siren Dragons 0-0 St. Croix Falls Saints 0-0 Webster Tigers 0-0 Frederic Vikings 0-0 Scores Thursday, November 15 Unity 43, Osceola 40 Turtle Lake 74, Frederic 31 Cumberland 68, Webster 20 Upcoming Tuesday, November 20 5:45 p.m. Solon Springs at Frederic 7 p.m. St. Croix Falls at St. Croix Central 7:30 p.m. Luck at Shell Lake Monday, November 26 7:30 p.m. Clear Lake at Webster Tuesday, November 27 7:30 p.m. Unity at Cumberland (DH) Chippewa Falls at Luck (DH) Barron at St. Croix Falls (DH) Frederic at Shell Lake (DH) Webster at Turtle Lake (DH) Thursday, November 29 7:30 p.m. Webster at Shell Lake (DH) Turtle Lake at Siren New Auburn at Unity (DH)


Overall 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Team Blizzard

Upcoming Friday, November 23 TBD Blizzard at Sheboygan tournament Saturday, November 24 TBD Blizzard at Sheboygan tournament Sunday, November 25 TBD Blizzard at Sheboygan tournament

Overall 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

GIRLS HOCKEY Team Blizzard


Standings Conf. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Upcoming Tuesday, November 20 5:30 p.m. Unity at Shell Lake scrimmage 7:30 p.m. Siren at Clear Lake Luck at Cumberland Solon Springs at Frederic Monday, November 26 7:30 p.m. Webster at Spooner Tuesday, November 27 5:45 p.m. Unity at Cumberland (DH) Northwood at Luck (DH) Frederic at Shell Lake (DH) Webster at Turtle Lake (DH) Clayton at Siren Thursday, November 29 6 p.m. New Auburn at Unity (DH) Webster at Shell Lake (DH) 7:30 p.m. Frederic at Clear Lake Team Frederic Vikings Grantsburg Pirates Luck Cardinals Siren Dragons St. Croix Falls Saints Unity Eagles Webster Tigers

Overall 0-0


Upcoming Friday, November 23 11:45 a.m. Blizzard at Baldwin tournament Saturday, November 24 3 p.m. Blizzard at Baldwin tournament


Upcoming Thursday, November 29 7 p.m. Unity at Spring Valley

Overall 0-0



I N T E R! C O U N T Y L E A D E R


About 750 deer tested so far in 10-mile radius by Larry Samson Special to the Leader SPOONER — Registering your harvested deer has become a little more complicated since the discovery of a Shell Lake deer infected with chronic wasting disease last year. You can expect a little wait and longer lines at the three registering stations in Barronett, Shell Lake and Spooner as teams of DNR employees and volunteers collect samples for testing. If a deer has been determined to have been harvested within a 10-mile radius of Shell Lake, the hunter is asked to fill out a survey, and samples are collected from the deer. In the past, the whole head of the deer was sent in, but now the lymph nodes in the base of the skull are removed, split and sent in. The sportsman will be informed of the results of the test. The DNR is hoping to test over 1,000 deer this fall. About 200 samples had already been collected and tested from deer killed in road accidents, bow season and those harvested for crop damage. None of these deer have come back positive. According to the most current update from CWD biologist, Mark Rasmussen, the DNR collected a total of 551 samples during the first two days of the nine-day gun deer season. That brings the total to around 750 deer, and the DNR is hoping to reach their goal soon. The testing is a cooperative effort between the DNR and hunters and is important to the Wisconsin tradition of deer hunting. “We couldn’t have done this well without the support of all you hunters out there,” said Rasmussen in an email update. “I really appreciate all your efforts! Thanks everyone, good luck and stay safe to all the hunters.”

Living with CWD

Peter Carlson, UW-River Falls student and volunteer, talks to a deer hunter about the importance of testing the deer in the 10-mile radius where a deer was first identified with chronic wasting disease. The DNR scientist are hoping to test 1,000 deer in the 300-square-mile area. — Photos by Larry Samson

Wildlife specialist Nancy Christel talks to the hunters as she begins removing the lymph nodes from a harvested deer. Communication and cooperation between the DNR and the sportsmen are important in fighting CWD.

Opening weekend results show strength of hunting heritage MADISON – Though hunters define success in different ways, 134,772 deer were successfully harvested and registered in Wisconsin during the opening weekend of the nine-day deer season. The tally is based on preliminary call-in numbers collected from registration stations by Department of Natural Resources staff. “Congratulations to all hunters who were able to harvest a deer opening weekend of the nine-day. Though getting a deer is often the ultimate goal of the hunt, it is the whole experience of getting out there with friends and family that keeps us coming back each year,” said DNR secretary Cathy Stepp. “I hope those that weren’t able to get a deer during the season opener will get back out there and enjoy the rest of the days of the season.” “I am particularly excited by the numbers of new hunters and female hunters that we are seeing in the field this year. From the pictures and stories that are being shared, there has been quite a bit of hunting success amongst this new generation of hunters,” said Stepp. “There’s nothing like a good first hunt to get a hunter excited for future hunts. I speak from firsthand experience on that. “This was my second year as a deer hunter, and the thrill was even greater. I am proud to have a deer represented in this year’s preliminary tally along with hundreds of thousands of others.”

Opening weekend numbers up statewide “We want to remind folks that these preliminary numbers come from a staff call-around to deer registration stations this morning,” said Tom Hauge, director of the DNR wildlife management program. “The final opening weekend tally will likely be somewhat larger, when all the registration stubs are entered into the database over the next couple of months.” Weather is one of many factors that can influence harvest rates on opening weekend. The state saw a mix of conditions including fog in many central counties that hung on for several hours until it was burned off with the rising sun, and temperatures climbing into the 40s and 50s by midmorning. Most other areas had excellent conditions, but statewide hunters missed the snow that they like. “Though a light dusting of snow would have provided ideal conditions for hunting, warm and dry weather does tend to allow people to stay out in the field or the tree stand longer,” said Hauge. Overall, the statewide harvest is up over 19 percent from 2011, and registration increased in all regions. The warm weather likely had some hunters registering their deer right away instead of leaving them hang at camp, which likely bumped up the numbers. “Generally, we see about 60 percent of the overall harvest in the first weekend, but we hold drawing of conclusions until the season is complete,” Hauge said.

Preliminary harvest numbers are up in all regions and bucks are up statewide by 24 percent over 2011. Though the harvest is up in all regions, there are areas of the state, primarily in the northern counties, where hunters are reporting low deer sightings, according to Hauge. “This is Wisconsin’s 161th modern-era deer gun season. It is a fall, family tradition cherished by over 600,000 hunters. These preliminary numbers are just a small part of the event we know as opening weekend. I suspect for every deer reported there are 10 great deer-camp stories out there. It appears that this season is well on its way to creating lifelong memories and, more importantly, starting traditions for thousands of new hunters,” added Hauge.

Enthusiasm for hunting remains high The department’s license sales office reported 614,435 gun deer licenses sold by midnight, Nov.16, prior to the Saturday start of the season. Deer license and tag sales will continue through the hunting seasons. Nearly 26,000 new hunters also bought licenses to deer hunt for the first time, or for the first time in 10 years, this year. Females represented 32 percent of resident first-time gun deer licenses and 30 percent of residents bought first-time junior gun deer licenses. “I find this statistic particularly exciting. If we get the women involved in hunting,

we get the family involved. It is so important to be getting youth out there in the tree stand. We will all be looking to them to keep our wonderful hunting heritage alive,” said Stepp. “But I also want to recognize that 66 first-time licenses were sold to hunters 80 and older. The involvement of so many generations in the deer hunt truly illustrates how deep the deer-hunting tradition runs in Wisconsin.” Deer hunters continued to engage in another standing tradition, buying their license on the way up to deer camp Friday. Between 4 and 5 p.m. Friday, deer license sales peaked at 200 licenses sold every minute. There were 105,948 licenses sold Friday before the season opener, a record one-day sale.

Some facts about Wisconsin hunters: • 614,435 total deer gun hunters, up 2 percent from last year • Resident deer licenses (568,831) are up 1.5 percent. • Nonresident deer licenses (32,554) up 2 percent. • 10/11-year-old mentored gun deer licenses (13,050) are up 10 percent. • 60 percent of gun deer licenses were sold in the month of November. • Females represent 9.5 percent of total gun hunters. • 78,604, or 13 percent, were youth under the age of 18.

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Successful hunters from opening weekend

Lynn Root of Indian Creek shot both these bucks in the first hour of the 2012 Wisconsin gun deer opener. One buck sported 16 points while the other was a 10-point buck. Both were shot in the Indian Creek area. Grantsburg’s Sam Schwieger shot this 13-point buck on opening weekend of the gun deer season.

Bruce Teigen, of Grantsburg, shot this 10-point buck on opening morning, Nov. 17.

Heather Howard of Centuria arrowed this 9-point buck at 15 yards just a week before the gun season on Sunday, Nov. 11. It was Howard’s first deer ever.

Joey Duncan, 11, and Maddie Duncan, 13, both shot their first bucks opening weekend. Joey’s 147-pound buck was shot on opening day, and was an 8-pointer and Maddie’s 188-pound deer was shot on Sunday Nov. 18 and was a 9 pointer.

Jacob Walsh shot this 4-point buck on opening weekend.

David Wedin, of Frederic, shot this 13-point buck in the company of a couple of future hunters.

– Photos submitted or courtesy of Trade Lake Store

Annie Lupo-Gondwe shot this 5point buck on the gun-deer opener.

Parker Holmstrom with a nearly perfect 9-point buck.

Cassi Leach, 15, of Amery, was hunting with Michael Pedersen when she shot her very first deer Two proud hunters, Clay Carney and his Uncle Gordy Johnson. Car- with only one shot. The 8-point John and Eric Goeman throw a little humor into their hero shot with a pair of ney,13, on his first hunt shot the buck at 8 a.m. opening morning, Saturday, buck was the first deer Leach has bucks they shot on opening weekend. ever taken a shot at. Nov. 17.

Heritage continued • 61,276, or 10 percent, were senior citizens 65 years of age and older. • Hunters come to Wisconsin from all 50 states and several foreign countries. • 25,703 first-time buyer licenses were sold: 13,511 resident gun deer, 8,976 resident junior gun deer, and 3,216 nonresident gun deer. • 9,001, or 35 percent, of first-time buyers were youth 17 years of age and under. For more facts about Wisconsin hunters in the field this year, visit and search keyword “deer.” A licensing table and breakdown is regularly updated on this page.

Injury report There were three hunting-related injuries reported. One incident was self-inflicted and two were two-party incidents. The incidents occurred in Columbia, Manitowoc and Portage counties and are still under investigation. Additionally, Fort McCoy authorities are investigating the death of a hunter on the military base. Though DNR does not track nonfirearm-related incidents, there have been reports of injuries resulting from falls from tree stands. About one third of all hunters will take a fall from a tree stand during their hunting careers. “This serves as an important reminder to everyone hunting during the remainder of the deer season to wear a full-body safety harness, use a haul line to raise and lower your un-

loaded firearm, and carry a cell phone in a secure pocket you can reach in the event of a fall,” said conservation Warden Jon King, hunter education administrator. “Please refresh your knowledge of treestand safety on our Web site.” Additional safety reminders and tips are available by visiting, search “tree stand safety,” and also view a safe hunting feature. “As the season continues, we want to stress the importance of hunters keeping safety foremost in their minds at all times on the hunt and during all deer drives,” said King. King noted that, historically, about onethird of Wisconsin’s shooting incidents happen during deer drives, usually because someone wasn’t where they were

supposed to be or someone shot at a deer when they did not have a safe backstop or in a direction they should not have been shooting. “Always be sure of your target and anything behind it, and if you aren’t sure, don’t shoot. Know where your bullet will impact if you miss,” said King. “It is really important that hunting parties wanting to drive deer have a plan and that they follow that plan to the letter. Knowing where your hunting mates are and where safe shooting lanes are is critical.” “Hunters can make 2012 a good, safe season. This is the best deer-hunting tradition to maintain. A safe hunt is a successful hunt,” concluded Stepp.


Adair N. Flug, Town of Apple River, and Derek J. Scheel, Town of Apple River, issued Nov. 15, 2012.

Marie H. M'Lania, Centuria, and Keith R. Michael, Centuria, issued Nov. 8, 2012.

Burnett County warrants Antoinette J. Bearheart, 24, Webster, warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 6. Daniel W. Goodremote, 39, Grantsburg, warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 6. Scott J. Capistrant, 21, Duluth, Minn., warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 14. Matt B. Hop, 33, Minneapolis, Minn., warrant – failure to

appear, Nov. 14. Timothy J. Hughes, 18, Danbury, warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 14. Joseph D. Lussier, 21, Bemidji, Minn., warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 14. Adam C. Ward, 30, Eau Claire, warrant – failure to appear, Nov. 14.

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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION APRIL 2, 2013 State of Wisconsin Town of Meenon County of Burnett NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the town of Meenon, the first Tuesday in April, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for offices is for two years beginning on the 2nd Tuesday in April unless otherwise indicated. INCUMBENT OFFICE Town Board Chairperson Chris Sybers Town Board Supervisor Randy Strese Town Board Supervisor Shawn Rachner Town Clerk Suzanna Eytcheson Town Treasurer Brenda Mulroy NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices, will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held during the month of January. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. GIVEN under my hand, done by the Town of Meenon, the 4th Tuesday of November, 2012. Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Clerk 573890 14L 4a WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Sec. 120.06(6) (a) and (b)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Unity School District on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected at large to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for a school board member is one term of three years beginning on Monday, April 22, 2013. Incumbents are James Beistle, David Moore and Chad Stenberg. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that an elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the School Board must file a Declaration of Candidacy at the Unity School District Office located at 1908 150th Street/Highway 46 North, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, during normal business hours, mailed to the address noted above, or filed personally with the School District Clerk, prior to 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013. If an incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy by January 2, 2013, all candidates for the office held by the incumbent, other than the incumbent, may file a written declaration of candidacy no later than 72 hours after January 2, 2013. Unity School District boundary information can be obtained at the District office at 1908 150th St./Hwy. 46 North, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, or by calling 715-825-3515. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Dated this 13th Day of November, 2012. Kelly Bakke, Clerk Unity School District 573578 14L WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Sterling, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE INCUMBENT Town Board Chairperson Tom Schweitzer Town Board Supervisor Duane Doolittle Town Board Supervisor Dan Hinkel NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the Spring Election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date between January 7, 2013, and January 28, 2013. Notice of the scheduled day of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Dated November 21, 2012 Julie Peterson, Clerk 573684 14L WNAXLP

Notices/Employment opportunities

NOTICE The Village of Siren will have a Village Board meeting on Thursday, November 29, at 2 p.m. at Siren Village Hall. This meeting will take the place of the regularly scheduled Village Board meeting for December. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting. Ann Peterson, Village Clerk/Treasurer

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Polk County marriage licenses

(Nov. 7, 14, 21)


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ARLO E. MILLER Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 50 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth March 3, 1926, and date of death February 26, 2012, was domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 609 South 2nd Street, Luck, WI 54853. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is February 5, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, WI, Room 500. Jenell L. Anderson Probate Registrar October 25, 2012 Steven J. Swanson Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787 572765 Bar No. 1003029 WNAXLP

(Nov. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff vs. JENNIFER L. VELASKI, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 200 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 3, 2012, in the amount of $170,645.03, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The Easterly 100 Feet of Outlot 143 of Outlot Plat of the Village of Osceola, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 609 Cascade Street, Osceola, WI 54020. TAX KEY NO.: 165-00557-0000. Dated this 25th day of October, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Christina E. Demakopoulos Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1066197 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2258188 573150 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the TOWN OF LORAIN, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices will be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE INCUMBENT Town Board Chairman Richard Eggers Town Board Supervisor I Daniel Beecroft Town Board Supervisor II Roger Owens Town Treasurer Laurie Sommerfeld NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of January. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 1, 2013, and not later than January 29, 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Lorain on Nov. 15, 2012 Susan E. Hughes, Clerk 573780 14L 4a WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Sec. 120.06(6) (a) and (b)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Siren School District on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected at large to succeed the present incumbents listed. The terms of office for school board members are three terms at three years beginning on Monday, April 22, 2013. Incumbents are Duane Emery, Liz Simonsen and Cate Hayman. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that an elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the School Board must file a Campaign Registration Statement and Declaration of Candidacy at the Siren School District Office located at 24022 4th Avenue, Siren, Wisconsin, during normal business hours, mailed to the address noted above, or filed personally with the School District Clerk, prior to 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013. If an incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy by January 2, 2013, all candidates for the office held by the incumbent other than the incumbent, may file a written declaration of candidacy no later than 72 hours after January 2, 2013. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Dated this 13th Day of November, 2012. David McGrane, Clerk 573592 14L WNAXLP Siren School District


Case No. 12-CV-277 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on June 11, 2012, in the amount of $129,494.91, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wis., will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, in said County, on the 20th day of December 2012, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: THE WEST 99 FEET OF LOT 144 OF THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF THE VILLAGE OF CLEAR LAKE, POLK COUNTY, WIS., TOGETHER WITH THE EAST 33 FEET OF THE VACATED STREET ALONG WEST SIDE OF LOT 144 OF THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF THE VILLAGE OF CLEAR LAKE, POLK COUNTY, WIS. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 110 South Avenue East, Clear Lake, Wis. TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 12th day of November 2012. Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 573434 WNAXLP

(Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. Plaintiff vs. LOUISE M. GIAMPAOLO, et al. Defendant(s)

Case No: 11 CV 796 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 7, 2012, in the amount of $202,316.79, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 1772 recorded in Volume 8 of Certified Survey Maps, page 120 as Document No. 525113, located in part of Government Lot 4, Section 29, Township 34 North, Range 16 West, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1097 134th Ave., Amery, WI 54001. TAX KEY NO.: 004-00807-0200 Dated this 5th day of November, 2012. /S/ Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 573589 262-790-5719 WNAXLP Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2284647

NOTICE OF CAUCUS TOWN OF EUREKA January 10, 2013 - 7 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, for the following offices to succeed the present incumbents. The term for town offices is for two (2) years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE INCUMBENT Town Board Chairperson Kyle Swanson Town Board Supervisor Roger Johnson Town Board Supervisor Steve Jacobs Town Clerk Michelle Tonnar Town Treasurer David Anderson NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the Eureka Town Hall. 573644 14L 4a,d WNAXLP Michelle Tonnar - Clerk


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of McKinley on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for all offices is for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Office Incumbent Town Board Chairperson Mark Renstrom Town Board Supervisor Kevin Wickstrom Town Board Supervisor Robert Wurm Town Treasurer Peggy Lundmark NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held during the month of January. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of McKinley on Nov. 19, 2013 573893 14L Deborah Grover, Clerk WNAXLP



Full-time position available with Burnett County in N.W. Wisconsin. for further details or 715-349-2181. Application deadline Nov. 23, 2012. EOE. 573473 13-14L 3a,b,c (Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First Bank of Baldwin, Plaintiff v. Barton E. Strehlo and Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Defendants Case No.: 12-CV-518 Code No: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 1, 2012, in flavor of Plaintiff, First Bank of Baldwin, in the amount of $85,928.65, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 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 court 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 real estate taxes, special assessments, liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot Six (6) of Certified Survey Map No. 1132, recorded in Volume 5, Page 122, as Document No. 439241, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SW 1/4 NW 1/4) of Section 16, Township 34 North, Range 17 West, Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, including but not limited to a 1979 Rollohome, Serial No. 34276. TAX KEY NO.: 006-00469-0000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1572 157th Street, Centuria, Wis. Dated this 8th day of November, 2012. /s/ Peter Johnson Polk County Sheriff Benson Law Office LLC Attorneys for First Bank of Baldwin P.O. Box 370 Siren, WI 54872 715-349-5215 573773 WNAXLP

(Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIBANK N.A. 4050 REGENT BOULEVARD IRVING, TX 75063 Plaintiff, vs. GALE BANTZ 304A 235TH ST. OSCEOLA, WI 54020-5943 Defendant(s) Case No. 12CV579 AMENDED SUMMONS Money Judgment: 30301 Our File: 1581295 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after Nov. 23, 2012, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court whose address is 1005 W. Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-4410 and to Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLC, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is shown below. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer to the complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: October 29, 2012. /s/ Ryan M. Peterson Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC Attorneys in the Practice of Debt Collection 250 N. Sunnyslope Rd. Suite 300 Brookfield, WI 53005 Toll-Free: 877-667-8010 Attorney for the Plaintiff 573591 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of West Sweden on the first Tuesday in April, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for the offices is for two years beginning on the third Tuesday in April. Offices Incumbent Town Chairperson Simon O. Nelson Town Supervisor Glenn J. Meier Town Supervisor Scott Wilder Town Treasurer Phyllis Wilder Town Clerk Andrea Lundquist NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidate, to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices, will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held during the month of January. Notice of the scheduled date of caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. GIVEN under my hand, done by the Town of West Sweden, November 21, 2012. Respectfully, Andrea Lundquist, Clerk 573943 14L WNAXLP

Notices/Employment opportunities (Nov. 7, 14, 21) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-R3 by American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., its attorney-in-fact; Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW J. BIFULK and KATHRYN L. BIFULK, husband and wife; Defendants Case No. 12-CV-317 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 3, 2012, in the amount of $139,552.02, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 6, 2012, 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 Five (5) of Certified Survey Map No. 2307 recorded in Volume 11 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 14, Document No. 559442, being part of Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 2111 recorded in Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 34, Document No. 548657, located in Government Lot 2, Section 34, Township 36 North, Range 16 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 883 250th Avenue, Town of Bone Lake. TAX KEY NO.: 012009030500. Peter M. Johnson 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. 572763 WNAXLP

Burnett and Polk County deaths Burnett County Gladys M. Petersen, 90, Grantsburg, died Nov. 8, 2012. James H. Larson, 88, Town of Trade Lake, died Nov. 5, 2012. (Nov. 14, 21, 28)


Royal Credit Union, a federal credit union, 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703, Plaintiff vs. Joseph L. Goeltl 2287 57th Avenue Osceola, Wisconsin 54020,

Joice L. Goeltl 2287 57th Avenue Osceola, Wisconsin 54020,

Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation, 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020,

John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ corporation, Defendants Case Type: 30404 Case No. 12CV608 PUBLICATION SUMMONS

THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO JOSEPH L. GOELTL AND JOICE L. GOELTL: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Plaintiff, Royal Credit Union, a Wisconsin state-chartered credit union, has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. WITHIN forty (40) days after November 14, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Polk County Clerk of Court, Polk County Justice Center, whose address is 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810, and to Plaintiff’s attorneys, Anastasi & Associates, P.A., whose address is 14985 60th Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or may in the future, and may also be enforced or garnishment or seizure of property. Dated November 1, 2012.

Anastasi & Associates, P.A. Garth G. Gavenda, #1079588 Joshua D. Christensen, #1089857 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone: 651-439-2951 Attorneys for Plaintiff #16476 573365 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Apple River, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE Town Board Chairperson Town Board Supervisor Town Board Supervisor Town Clerk Town Treasurer

INCUMBENT Rick Scoglio Ansel Johnson Dave Waterman Gloria Stokes Linda Peterson

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 8, 2013, and not later than January 29, 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Apple River on November 21, 2012 Gloria Stokes, Town Clerk 573910 14L WNAXLP

Georgia A. Ewall, 75, Town of Webb Lake, died Nov. 9, 2012. Polk County Joyce E. Stewart, 88, Fred-

(Nov. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC as servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the registered holders of Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-2 Plaintiff vs. MELANIE R. WOOD, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 778 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 22, 2012, in the amount of $97,731.00, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 17, Township 34, Range 16, described as follows: Beginning at a point 2 Rods West and 2 Rods North of the Southeast Corner of said NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4; running thence West parallel to the South 40 Line 22 Rods; running thence North parallel to the East 40 Line 40 Rods; running thence East parallel to the South 40 Line 22 Rods; thence running South in a straight line 40 Rods to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1533 County Road H/100th Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TAX KEY NO.: 004-00520-0000. Dated this 26th day of October, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2261712 573152 WNAXLP

eric, died Oct. 26, 2012. Irene I. Streif, 86, Amery, died Nov. 5, 2012. Louis M. Ruettimann, 74, Balsam Lake, died Nov. 9, 2012. Danny L. Stalhiem, 60, Amery, died Nov. 11, 2012. (Nov. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CARRINGTON HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2005-NC4 ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff vs. JANICE H. JUCKEL; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF 115 W. WARREN ST., DRESSER, WI 54009; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 12 CV 183 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 25, 2012, in the amount of $63,886.82, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the process of the sale upon confirmation of the court. Place: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Property Description: Outlot Eighty-Two (82) of the Village of Dresser, Except the South 550 Feet thereof, and except parcel described in Volume 377 Records of Page 881, Document No. 365214, Polk County, Wisconsin. Tax Key No.: 116-380-0 Property Address: 115 W. Warren St., Dresser, WI 54009 Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 573520 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Village of Luck, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The terms for village offices will begin on April 16, 2013. A Village President, for the term of two years, to succeed Peter Demydowich A Trustee, for the term of two years, to succeed Kristine King A Trustee, for the term of two years, to succeed Bob Determan A Trustee, for the term of two years, to succeed Craig Lundeen NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a village caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 1, 2013, and not later than January 29, 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. DONE IN THE VILLAGE OF LUCK, ON NOVEMBER 14, 2012. 573647 Kevin Kress, Clerk 14L WNAXLP


Notices/Employment opportunities (Nov. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BAYFIELD COUNTY UPPER LAKES FOODS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TELEMARK PARTNERS, LLC, d/b/a Telemark Resort & Convention Center, Defendant Case No.: 12-CV-134 Code No.: 30301


THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO EACH PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS A DEFENDANT: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within Forty (40) Days after November 10, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Bayfield County Courthouse, 117 East 5th Street, Washburn, Wisconsin 54891 and to Stephen J. Olson, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 1109 Tower Avenue, Superior, Wisconsin 54880. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within Forty (40) Days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 6th day of November, 2012.

Maki, Ledin, Bick and Olson, S.C. Attorneys for the Plaintiff By: Stephen J. Olson, a member of the firm. 1109 Tower Avenue Superior, WI 54880 715-394-4471 Wisconsin License No.: 1034771 573499 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election held in the Village of Webster, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Office Incumbent Village President Jeff Roberts Village Trustee Charlie Weis Village Trustee Kelly Gunderson Village Trustee Tim Maloney NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a village caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December 2012. The caucus will be held in the month of January 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Village of Webster on Nov. 21, 2012 573788 14L Patrice Bjorklund, Clerk WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Jackson, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two (2) years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE INCUMBENT Town Board Chairperson Dianne Connor Town Board Supervisor Nancy Growe Town Board Supervisor Roger Larson Town Clerk Lorraine Radke Town Treasurer Kimberly Campion

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December 2012. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 7, 2013, and not later than January 28, 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five (5) days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Jackson on November 21, 2012. Lorraine Radke, Clerk 573828 14L WNAXLP

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Polk County is declaring December 1, 2012, as the last day that Polk County wildlife crop damage assessments can be requested for the 2012 crop year under Wisconsin’s Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program. This date is based on the county’s policy for crop damage claim payments on late harvested crops. The policy states: All wildlife damage claims on row crops filed after 90% of the county’s harvest for that crop has been completed, will be denied. Anyone seeking additional program information may contact Cindy at the Tri County Wildlife Damage Program office at 715-3492186. 573875 14-15L WNAXLP


Special Education Paraprofessional – Part-time Working with students under the supervision of Special Education classroom teacher; assisting students with Special Education needs. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to work effectively in difficult situations. APPLICATION: Candidates should submit a letter of application listing qualifications and letters of reference to: Sara Towne Special Education Director Siren School District 24022 – 4th Avenue Siren, WI 54872

This position will be filled as soon as possible.

Interested applicants must apply by mail. Send to: Town Chairman, Mark Renstrom, 175 Hwy. 48, Cumberland, WI 54829. Deadline is December 10, 2012. Town of McKinley 573892 14-15L Deborah Grover, Clerk


NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Ss. 120.106(6)(b) Ss. 10.01(2)(a)

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(Nov. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. REBECCA A. OLSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 287 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 20, 2012, in the amount of $146,406.38, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 11, Plat of Cherrywood on White Ash Lake, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1792 West White Ash Drive, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. TAX KEY NO.: 004-01048-0000. Dated this 25th day of October, 2012. /s/Sheriff Peter M. Johnson Polk County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2258117 573149 WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Milltown, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. OFFICE INCUMBENT Town Board Chairperson Harlen Hegdal Town Board Supervisor Clifford Gustafson Town Board Supervisor Christopher Nelson Town Clerk Virgil Hansen Town Treasurer Mary Sue Morris NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 1, 2013, and not later than January 29, 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Filed in the Town of Milltown on this 19th day of November, 2012 573937 14L 4a,d Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages, wards and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following officers are to be elected: STATE SUPERINTENDENT ONE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, for the term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 1, 2013: Tony Evers JUDICIAL OFFICER ONE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, for the term of ten years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 31, 2013: Pat Roggensack NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2012, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Judicial Officer Candidates (except multijurisdictional municipal judges) file with the Government Accountability Board. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Done in Polk County, Wisconsin this 16th day of November, 2012 573785 14L 4a,d Carole T. Wondra, Polk County Clerk WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Luck School District that a school board election will be held April 2, 2013, to fill the following board positions: Two at large, 3-year positions. Incumbents: Robert Clifton LeRoy Buck An elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the school board must file a “Sworn Declaration of Candidacy” at the Luck School District office located at 810 7th St. South, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Monday through Friday, mailed to the address noted above, or filed personally with School District Clerk, LeRoy Buck, prior to 5 p.m., January 2, 2013. Notice is further given, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Dated this 19th day of November, 2012. LeRoy Buck District Clerk 573777 14L WNAXLP


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election held in the Town of Lincoln, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2013. INCUMBENT OFFICE Chairman Steve Washkuhn Supervisor Joe Peterson Supervisor Julia Steiner Clerk Wanda Washkuhn Treasurer Patrice Bjorklund NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above-listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December 2012. The caucus will be held in the month of January 2013. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Lincoln on November 21, 2012. Wanda Washkuhn, Clerk 573778 14L 4a WNAXLP


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Kathleen Coppenbarger 715-463-2320 Speech & Language Pathologist Current Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction teacher certification in Speech & Language Pathology (820) or eligibility for license is required. We are seeking a Speech & Language Pathologist who has a solid understanding of the IEP team process, ability and desire to work as a team member with students, parents, teachers and staff and a vision for helping each child realize their full potential. CFY candidates are encouraged to apply, we have supervisors who will oversee your CFY year. Send letter of application, resume and credentials, including three letters of recommendation, transcripts and a copy of license. Grantsburg School District 475 East James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 Same as the employer address. Grantsburg School District is a K-12 School System of 1,000 students that is located in NW Wisconsin. It is located just over an hour from the Twin Cities Metro area. Grantsburg is located on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and is the home of Crex Meadows Wildlife Center.

The School District of Grantsburg does not discriminate on the basis of 573909 14-15L race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.



In re: SEIDLING, BERNARD C. SSN: XXX-XX-4292 Debtor.

CASE NO.: 11-20436-BKC-AJC, Chapter 7 JOEL L. TABAS, TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF REVISED DEADLINE TO FILE PROOFS OF CLAIM TO: ALL CREDITORS OF BERNARD SEIDLING AND/OR THE ENTITIES LISTED BELOW PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Debtor filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code in the above-captioned court (the “Court”) on April 19, 2011. By order of the Court, all persons and entities holding or wishing to assert claims (as defined in Bankruptcy Code § 101(5)) against the Debtor or any of the entities listed below are required to file a separate, completed and executed proof of claim on account of any such claims against the Debtor or any of the entities listed below on or before February 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST (the “Revised Bar Date”). Each proof of claim should be completed on a proof of claim form conforming substantially to Official Bankruptcy Form No. 10. A proof of claim form may be obtained from the Court’s Web site at The Revised Bar Date shall apply to anyone holding a claim against the Debtor or any of the entities listed below (whether secured, priority or unsecured) that arose prior to April 19, 2011. Each proof of claim must be filed by delivering the proof of claim with the original signature so that it is actually received on or before the Revised Bar date at the following address: United States Bankruptcy Court Attn: Clerk’s Office 51 S.W. 1st Ave., Room 1510, Miami, FL 33130 QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS NOTICE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE CLERK OF THE COURT AT (305) 714-1800. THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS NOTICE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE A VALID CLAIM IN THIS BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HOLD A CLAIM AGAINST THE DEBTOR OR ANY OF THE ENTITIES LISTED BELOW. YOU SHOULD NOT FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CLAIM AGAINST THE DEBTOR OR ANY OF THE ENTITIES LISTED BELOW: Hudson Diesel Hudson Diesel MPPP Hudson Diesel, Inc. MPPP Hudson Diesel, Inc., Money Purchase Pension Plan HW Enterprises Iron Trust Ironwood Trust IW Enterprises JC Enterprises JD Enterprises JDA Mortgage Group JDR Enterprises JF Enterprises JJJ JJJ Ltd. JJJ, LP JKW Enterprises JM Enterprises John C. McBeth Land Trust JQ Enterprises JR Enterprises JT Trust JTM Enterprises Jvac Enterprises JVC Enterprises JW Enterprises Keys Trust King Street Family Partnership KJ Enterprises KW Enterprises Lacey Services Lafayette Land Trust LaFollette Land Trust Lafollette Trust LDL Trust LJ Enterprises LJ Trust LJW Enterprises LJY Enterprises Longview Trust LW Enterprises Maple Grove Trust Mason Land Trust MAW Expressways MC Enterprises MC Expressways McKenzie Land Trust MCW Expressways Meenon Land Trust Menardo Menardo Trust Metro Financial Metro Financial a/k/a Metro Financial Services Trust Metro Financial Services, MPPP MF Enterprises MF Land Trust MidWest Enterprises Midwest Financial FLP Midwest Financial Services Midwest Financial Trust Midwest Lending Services Midwest LP ML Enterprises Money Lake Estates MW Enterprises MW Expressways Northland Enterprises Northland Group NW LDT Oakridge Family Limited Partnership Oakridge Limited Partnership Oakwood Enterprises Oasis Family Limited Partnership Oasis Limited Partnership Trust

Oasis LP Oasis Trust Octobird Family LLC Octobird Family Ltd Partnership Octobird Family Trust Octobirg Family LP OK Enterprises Otis Security Trust Otter Trial Trust Pacific Financial Services Trust a/k/a Pacific Financial Services Pegasus Trust R&R Enterprises Raintree Enterprises Rain-Tree Investments a/k/a Rain-Tree Investment Trust Rain-Tree Investments, a trust RD Express Ways Red Stone Enterprises Red-Stone Enterprises Redwood Trust RJ Enterprises RJY Enterprises RL Enterprises RM Enterprises RN Enterprises Roundys Express Co. Royal Land Enterprises, Inc. a/k/a Royal Land Trust Royal Trust RS Properties RY Enterprises S & S Properties Trust S&C Properties S.C. Enterprises Seidling Living Trust Seidling Trust Silver Land Trust Smith Family Trust Spooner Land Trust Sprucewood Enterprises SS Enterprises Sunshine Family Limited Partnership Supreme Transportation T&J Enterprises Tex Mex Enterprises Three D Express Tri State Trust TS Enterprises Two Bear Enterprises TYA Services TZY Enterprises Universal Enterprises Universal Management LP Valley Lending Services W & X Enterprises W&W Enterprises Webster Land Trust Weineger Enterprise Weineger Enterprise, a Trust West Bend Financial Westborrow Enterprises Westconsin Financial Services Woodland Investments WS Enterprises WX Enterprises WY Enterprises XL Enterprises Zblocki Enterprises ZS Enterprises ZW Enterprises ZWY Enterprises ZX Enterprises ZY Enterprises

Joel L. Tabas, Chapter 7 Trustee, 14 N.E. First Avenue, PH, Miami, FL 33132 305-375-8171‚ 573008 12-15Lp WNAXLP

The budget meeting for 2013 for the Town of Laketown will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Cushing Community Center. Regular monthly meeting will follow the meeting. Details of the budget may be reviewed by calling the clerk for an appointment, 715-648-5569. 2012 2013 % Budget Proposed Change REVENUES Local Levy/Taxes $ 256,446 $ 257,670 0.004773 Intergovernmental Revenues $ 167,085 $ 167,064 -0.00013 Public Charges for Services $ - $ 0 Miscellaneous Revenue $ 10,600 $ 10,200 -0.03774 TOTAL REVENUES $ 434,131 $ 434,934 0.00185 EXPENDITURES General Government $ 57,800 $ 82,475 0.426903 Public Safety $ 65,181 $ 79,762 0.2237 Public Works $ 263,517 $ 226,988 -0.13862 Health and Human Services $ 7,000 $ 5,000 -0.28571 Capital Outlay $ 40,633 $ 40,709 0.00187 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 434,131 $ 434,934 0.00185


Notice is hereby given that immediately following the budget meeting, a special meeting of the electors called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Stats. For the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the total 2013 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.0(3) of Wis. Stats. 2. To adopt the 2012 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2013 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Stats. Dated this 12th day of November, 2012. Patsy Gustafson, Town Clerk 573498 13-14L WNAXLP

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LUCK REGULAR BOARD MEETING Monday, November 26, 2012, 6 p.m. Boardroom

AGENDA: 1. Call to order and seek approval of the agenda, Robert Clifton 2. Consideration of previous minutes, LeRoy Buck 3. Presentation of Vouchers, Amy Dueholm 4. Treasurer’s Report, Amy Dueholm 5. Recognition of Guests or Delegates A. Recognition of student representative, Katelyn Dinnies. B. Mr. Rousch: NUE C. Judy Wicklund: Students One-to-One Usage Policy 6. Administrative Reports A. Mr. Palmer B. Mr. Gobler C. Mrs. Goldbach 7. New Business A. Board action to approve cash flow borrowing of $500,000. B. Approval of Carl Perkins Grant Application. C. Funding discussion on referendum debt. D. Funding discussion on “Unfunded Liability Debt.” E. Referendum projects bidding procedure. F. Approval of volunteer coach. G. Any other business that may properly come before the Board. H. Set date for daytime meeting in December to host employee appreciation tea. 8. Motion to convene into executive session per WI Stat 19.85(1) for discussion of employee contracts and negotiations. 9. Motion to reconvene to open session. No action on executive session. 10. Motion to adjourn. 573927 14L

(Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Rural American Bank-Luck, n/k/a Frandsen Bank & Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Robin R. Giller and Harry G. Giller aka Gary Giller, Husband and Wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 11-CV-805 Case Code: 30404 Case Type: Foreclosure of Mortgage By virtue of and pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on June 13, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on the 18th day of December, 2012, at 10 o’clock a.m., all of the following described premises, to-wit: That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4), Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-six (36) North, Range Sixteen (16) West described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said NE 1/4 SE 1/4, running thence west on the quarter line 16 rods; thence south parallel to the east section line 15 rods; thence east parallel to the north quarter line 16 rods to section line; thence north on section line 15 rods to the point of beginning, Town of Bone Lake, Polk County, Wis., Tax ID No. 012-00505-0000; and Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 2420, as recorded in Volume 11 of Certified Survey Maps at page 127 as Document No. 566125, located in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4 NE 1/4), Section Twenty-five (25), Township Thirty-six (36) North, Range Eighteen (18) West, Town of Laketown, Polk County, Wis., Tax ID No. 030-00590-0100. Property Addresses: 2645 80th Street, Luck, WI. 2587 180th Street, Luck, WI. Terms Of Sale: Cash. Down Payment: Ten Percent (10%) of amount bid, by certified check. Dated at Polk County, Wis., this 30th day of October, 2012. Peter M. Johnson, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin GRINDELL LAW OFFICES, S.C. P.O. Box 585 Frederic, WI 54837 715-327-5561 573775 Plaintiff’s Attorney WNAXLP

CUSTOMER CARE & SALES REPRESENTATIVE Lakeland Communications, a communications company located in Northwest, Wisconsin, is actively looking for a Customer Care and Sales Representative for our Luck location. Lakeland’s products and services are numerous and include Voice, Video and Data with a focus on broadband applications. Lakeland is looking for the perfect individual to complement our team. This individual will be professional along with the following qualities: -

Excellent sales skills along with an outgoing, self-motivated personality. Individual will be required to always assert oneself in a positive, businesslike manner while using strong communication skills both verbal and written. Individual will able to prioritize work and have the ability to handle multiple tasks. Strong computer experience with Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office experience required. IT skills and experience is preferred. Attention to detail and accuracy is required. Will be required to operate various office equipment including but not limited to: computer, copy machine, multibutton telephone, fax and scan. Team-orientated individual with strong interpersonal skills and attention to confidentiality required. Please email resume to:

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Dedication of handicapped-accessible swing at Grantsburg Middle School brings smiles all around by Priscilla Bauer, with submitted information Leader staff writer GRANTSBURG – There were smiles all around as the group gathered at the Grantsburg Middle School playground on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to dedicate a new handicapped-accessible swing. Teachers and community members listened as four seventh-grade students, who raised money through donations and community service to purchase the swing, explained how they came to choose the subject of handicapped accessibility for their Project Citizen project. Austin Olson, Cassidy Lee, Avery Fagerberg and Claire Palmquist each took a turn in describing their project then handed fifth-grade student Dauntay Er-

ickson the scissors to cut the ribbon dedicating the new swing. “The students who participated in the project worked diligently this past year to complete their project titled Project Citizen - Accessibility and Justice for All, said Grantsburg Middle School teacher and Project Citizen Advisor Grachia Solie. We the People, Project Citizen is a curricular program at the middle school through adult levels, promoting competent and responsible participation with government at all levels. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy while developing support for democratic values and principles, tolerance and feelings of political efficacy. According to Solie, the students goal

Grantsburg Middle School students Austin Olson, Cassidy Lee, Avery Fagerberg and Claire Palmquist each took at turn in describing their Project Citizen community service project. The students raised money through donations and by doing community service to purchase two handicapped-accessible swings for the Memory Lake Park and Middle School playgrounds. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Seventh-grade students Austin Olson, Cassidy Lee, Avery Fagerberg and Claire Palmquist smiled as fifth-grade student Dauntay Erickson tried out the new handicapped-accessible swing at the Grantsburg Middle School playground, that they raised funds to purchase.

was twofold, 1) to raise awareness for people with disabilities by making the middle school and community more accessible and, 2) at the middle school, specifically to make it possible for a student with a disability to play alongside his peers on the playground. While doing research for the project, students identified handicapped-accessibility changes needed in their school and community. The group then presented their findings to the Grantsburg Village Board, receiving assurances the need for parking changes and curb cuts would be put in place. The students also decided they wanted to take actions to improve recreational experiences in the community for people with disabilities. The foursome then began raising funds to purchase handi-

capped-accessible swings for the playgrounds at the middle school and Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg. A total of $2,500 was raised by the students to cover the purchase of the two swings for their school and Memory Lake Park through performing community service and soliciting donations from local organizations, area businesses and private individuals. As Dauntay pulled the chain making the new swing sway back and forth there were more smiles and laughter, too, smiles from the students seeing their project come to fruition and being enjoyed, and laughter from the student now able to have a fun time on the playground.

Teachers and community members listened as the four seventh-grade Grantsburg Middle School students explained how they came to choose the subject of handicapped accessibility for their Project Citizen project. The foursome raised $2,500 to purchase handicapped-accessible swings for the playgrounds at the middle school and Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg. Claire Palmquist, one of four Grantsburg Middle School students who worked diligently the past year to complete their Project Citizen, Accessibility and Justice for All project, showed the plaques with lists of businesses, organizations and individuals who donated goods, services and funds toward the purchase and installation of handicapped-accessible swings at the middle school and Memory Lake Park playgrounds.

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Nelson kindergartners enjoy a Thanksgiving feast


by Priscilla Bauer Leader staff writer ALPHA – Pilgrim hats and bonnets proudly placed on their heads, Nelson kindergarteners paraded to tables set with the handwoven placemats each had made for the day’s special Thanksgiving feast. Along with their regular lunch fare, students were giving a helping of the friendship fruit salad they made early that morning in their classrooms while learning about the first Thanksgiving.

Smiling pilgrims, Nelson kindergarteners sat at tables set with the hand-woven placemats each had made for the day’s special Thanksgiving feast.

Riley Johnson kept smiling even though his Pilgrim hat was atippin’ and a-slippin’. Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Pilgrims pride, kindergarteners Trevor Goepfert and classmate Connor Erickson proudly showed off their pilgrim hats during the annual Nelson Primary School Thanksgiving feast.

Grantsburg kindergartener Abbie Kammeyer showed off the hand turkeys she put on her Thanksgiving feast hat.

Kindergarteners Noelle Doornink, Eliza Paulson and Ashlynn Lener looked festive and ready for a taste of their Thanksgiving feast.


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TF’s Royal Ladies are last of their kind Remaining Women’s Civic League members chosen to represent city by Greg Marsten Leader staff writer TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The women sit gathered around several tables at the Chisago House Restaurant in celebration of a passing, of sorts, as the remaining members of the volunteer Taylors Falls Women’s Civic League gathered for their second-to-last official event for the league, the unveiling of the 2012 Royal Lady of the Village in Taylors Falls, an annual tradition that began in 1985 and now harkens in the holiday season like few other local events. The announcement last week of the honorary selection for the title of Taylors Falls Royal Lady of the Village was a tough call, as the selection committee wanted to pay homage to the league, and one of the remaining members of the organization would seem like a natural choice to wear the royal title, sash and crown. With just 10 remaining members, the civic league is itself being honored in appreciation for its work in the past, but it’s also a bit melancholy, as that century-old, magical group of local volunteers is also coming to an end. Hence the selection of those 10 civic league women are all the royal ladies of the village this year. “They are being honored because they are the 2012 (Taylors Falls) Women’s Civic League, which will close this year,” stated Barb Young, the 1989 Royal Lady, who also helped arrange the gathering. “No, we’re being honored because we’re old!” joked Carol Johnson, who said that while the group has several younger members, it is getting hard to do the kinds of things the group wants to do. “We’re just physically not capable anymore.” First started nationally in 1911 in Baltimore, the concept of the civic league began with municipal beautification, and spread across the nation over the next few years. The Taylors Falls version of a women’s civic league started in 1912 and by 1913 was actively involved in several projects. “The civic leagues were nationwide,” stated Geri Nelson, a WCL member for nearly 20 years. “They had lots of different abilities, and found lots of things to do in the community, culturally and for everybody.” Ironically, the Taylors Falls WCL original focus was on a lack of public rest rooms. “That’s right, it was a (lack of) toilets in the park,” Nelson confirmed. “The men had grand designs (for local parks) ... but no toilets! It’s still a problem. As an older person, I still need one when I travel. And there just aren’t that many around.” While the rest room issue brought the group on board, initially, their focus expanded within their first year. They began to concentrate on improvements to the community at large, from flower arrangements and planting to the eventual volunteer caretaker-style adoption of the

The remaining members of the Taylors Falls Women’s Civic League will share the honor of the Royal Ladies of the Village at this Friday, Nov. 23, Taylors Falls Lighting Festival celebration. The league is folding after a century of service. Pictured front (L to R): Geri Nelson, Priscilla Wegner, Sister Maria J. Wilson and Annie Lindgren. Back row (L to R): Joanne Frank, Cynthia Holmberg, Edna Curry, Jean Sampson, Carol Johnson and Geri Swenson. – Photos by Greg Marsten Taylors Falls Depot which, in 1948, became the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, in part, due to their efforts. The meetings of the WCL were always held on the third Tuesdays of the month and, at their peak, had about three dozen members. “Some meetings had more, but not all of them were active members,” recalled Sister Maria Wilson. Those meetings would always involve food, and programs of some sort were usually part of the regimen. But the WCL group also had a unique and innovative way to raise their working capital: they would sell birthdays. Yes, for 51 years, the WCL members would sell birthdays for a quarter, then transpose them onto a local calendar, raising thousands of dollars over the years for things like public beautification, rest rooms, flowers, planters and decorative rails at the community center. “Lots of people would do it (pay the

quarter) for their children and grandchildren,” stated Edna Curry, who came to Taylors Falls in 1977 and was a WCL member the next year. She recalled great memories around the calendar sales, and had fun going to the various businesses and organizations to make the calendar pitch. “They (WCL members) would come into the stores and sell the spaces,” stated Barbara Young. “Days and dates, but no years!” The calendar efforts provided the bulk of the funding for the WCL over the decades, and also became a staple of the community, much like the group itself. The women all seem to have their own memories of both the WCL and the calendar projects, but they also recall the camaraderie and friendships they developed over the decades as some of the women got to know their village through the WCL. While the official protocol for member-

ship was pretty loose, they all seemed to recall that you had to be invited to join, which was a way to expand your family of friends, even after moving away. Several of the women remained involved even after moving out of Taylors Falls, and while there were several active WCL groups in Chisago City, Shafer and Rush City, Minn., - which is still an active club the tasks at hand became too much for the aging membership. “Without 30- to 40-year-olds, it’s hard to do projects,” stated Joanne Frank, who is both the youngest and most recent WCL member. It is because of that age issue and the changing times and face of the city and its residents, that the league is folding. “It’s sad, because they, we, were really an ambitious group of women,” Wilson said with a sigh, “really ambitious.” While the remaining 10 women will

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It was through the efforts of the Taylors Falls Women’s Civic League that the city’s Memorial Community Center became such an important part of the community, even after it was no longer used as a railroad depot after 1948.

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Memory of PFC Ronald Grenier honored Legion Auxiliary meeting SIREN – The Siren Legion Auxiliary enjoyed a special presentation by member Cathy Hinze at their last meeting. Hinze shared the military background and involvement of members of her family, her husband’s family, and her son, Shane. Shane has written a song in honor of Hinze’s brother, Ron, who was killed in Vietnam. Hinze read this song at the meeting. As a token of the Auxiliary’s appreciation, she was presented with a wall hanging which included the tracing she had done of her brother’s name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. This wall hanging was made by Laura Jensen.

“Uncle Ron” Written by his nephew, Shane Hinze, a Gulf War veteran I remember as a kid mom talked about her brother, Ron. He was a young Marine that got sent off to Vietnam. Sent there in ‘67... he died there in ’68. I wish I could have met him, but I guess that will have to wait. I don’t understand people today, they sure do complain a lot. They forget the men that fought for them to preserve what they got. We enjoy freedom today that could easily be gone, But freedom will continue, thanks to men like Uncle Ron. He may not be known to most, But he sure is a hero to me. He was a Marine grunt … fighting in the infantry. Definitely semper fi, he fought and he gave all. Now he is 1 of 58,000 names chiseled on that wall.

PFC Ronald Grenier was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968 with two weeks to go in his tour.

Cathy Hinze was presented a wall hanging which included the tracing she had done of her brother's name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. - Photos submitted I don’t understand people today, they sure do complain a lot. They forget the men that fought for them to preserve what they got. We enjoy freedom today that could easily be gone, But freedom will continue, thanks to men like Uncle Ron.

Mom still has his letters he wrote about coming home. He said, “Soon, I’ll be knocking on your door and it won’t be very long.” But it wasn’t meant to be ... he died there in Vietnam. But when I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake hands with Uncle Ron.

I don’t understand people today, they sure do complain a lot. They forget the men that fought for them to preserve what they got. We enjoy freedom today that could easily be gone, But freedom will continue, thanks to men like Uncle Ron. If I could just see him today, We’d sit down and crack a beer. This song’s about a young Marine By the name of Ronald Grenier.

Royal Ladies/from page 1 Priscilla Wegner, wearing the traditional red robe of the Royal Lady honors. The public is invited to encourage and thank the WCL members at their official send-off this coming Friday at 6 p.m., to kick off the annual Taylors Falls Lighting Festival, where those chosen 10 will all ride in a horse-drawn carriage as the premier marshals of the kickoff to the holiday season. ••• The Taylors Falls Women’s Civic League members being honored as Royal Ladies of the Village: Edna Curry - Came to Taylors Falls in 1977, and became a WCL member about 1978. She was also Royal Lady of the Village in 1994. Her WCL memories center around the birthday calendar, their moneymaker. “Although it was a lot of work, the party where they put it together was always fun,” she recalled. Joanne Frank - Lived in Taylors Falls for 11 years. She is the newest and youngest member, and said she enjoyed getting to know each of the members over the years. Cynthia Holmberg - Lived in Taylors Falls since 1957. She joined the WCL in 1958. Holmberg served as chairman of the birthday calendar money-raising project for many years. Her leadership and encouragement were noted by other members as being important to its success. Carol Johnson - Lived in Taylors Falls for close to 20 years, and was a member for almost all that time. Her favorite memories were around getting together with these particular ladies for their great potlucks. Annie Lindgren - She was born and raised in Taylors Falls, and is the oldest remaining WCL member. She joined in 1978. She recalled the cans that were put in downtown businesses for people, so they could place their information of name and birthday and the 25 cents to accompany each entry. Geri Nelson - Has lived in Taylors Falls for about 21 years, and was a member of the WCL for about 19 of those years. She has taken lots of time researching the WCL group, and noted something very interesting. “An important fact about the women’s civic league is that the last president, Priscilla Wegner, is the grandchild of one of the first members and presidents, Mrs. Truesdell, and Priscilla lives in the Truesdell House in Taylors Falls!” Nelson said. Jean Sampson - Has lived in Taylors Falls for about 33 years, and joined at about the same time. Before moving to Taylors Falls, Jean lived in Shafer, Minn., and was a member of the Shafer Study Club which often worked with the Taylors Falls WCL. She noted that once a year, the various WCLs of the district celebrated with a big

share the title of Royal Ladies of the Village, just as they have shared numerous other duties over the decades, Barbara Young thinks they are all worthy of the title. “Each woman, by her own right, would be a Royal Lady,” Young said confidently, noting that the criteria for choosing the Royal Lady is that she has made significant contributions to Taylors Falls, and has been active in promoting Taylors Falls above and beyond the ordinary. “They are all women of influence!” The theme for this year’s lighting festival, and accompanying lapel button, is All Aboard! which celebrates not only the historic community center, but the WCL membership, which was so closely tied to the center for over half a century. “It’s about journeys that take place in a community, and the community center was a journey in itself,” stated co-organizer Julie Hildebrand. “And the women’s group was also on a journey, and decidedly involved in the railroad depot and later as a community center.” “I remember riding on that last train, in 1948,” stated WCL member Carol Johnson, who was just 10 years old at the time of the ride. “It wa for a kids birthday party, and we got to ride the train. It was a big deal!” While the official end of the WCL can be marked with the parade and honors this Friday, Nov. 23, downtown, the reality is that the WCL ambition and vision has taken root in new vines, with renewed interest in things like beautification of parks and the city, as well as at the community center. The city has recently taken this project to heart, doing multiple and huge improvements, from a whole new lower level to an enhanced kitchen and bathrooms and even a spectacular mural and exterior upgrades. “You know, it may seem like small potatoes,” Wilson said of the various small projects the WCL group tackled over the century. “But it all adds up in a small town.” “Actually, it gave us a purpose,” stated Joanne Frank. “Otherwise, it was just about cake and ice cream!” All of the remaining WCL members agreed that they are saddened by the official end of the group. They will miss the trips to local attractions, the hard-fought efforts to keep their city pleasantly adorned and their parks such jewels, and also the friendships they’ve developed over the years. “Oh, I’ll invite them all for lunch ... still!” Geri Nelson said with a wink. You can’t break them up that easily. The women are still a fiery bunch, and they keep the restaurant laughing with their stories and chatter as the morning rolls on. All of the WCL will ride in style for the parade later this week, with custom white hand muffs and matching headbands, with the last president of the civic league,

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dinner. Those big dinner gatherings were one of her favorites. Jean was also the Royal Lady of the Village in 1998. Geri Swenson - Lived in Taylors Falls for over 60 years, and has been a WCL member for approximately 40 of those years. Some of her best memories are of the programs. “Someone always had something good to share.” She recalled giving a program on her and her husband, Andy’s, mission trip to Ecuador. Priscilla Wegner - She came to visit her grandparents, the Truesdells, in Taylors Falls as she was growing up. She recalled waving to the conductor as the train passed in back of the Truesdell house on its way to the turntable, downtown, and waving again as it returned to the depot. She moved into her grandparents’ house in the 1970s and joined the WCL in 1988. She said she is most proud about helping to preserve the historic train depot and using it as the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center. Sister Maria Wilson - Lived in Taylors Falls for 17 years, and has been a member ever since. She remembers selling birthday ads with Geri Nelson and being somewhat embarrassed that it only cost 25 cents to submit a name.

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Winter orchestra concert during Lighting Festival ST. CROIX VALLEY - The 28th-annual Lighting Festival will officially close with a winter concert presented by the St. Croix Valley Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, 3 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Taylors Falls, Minn. The church is located at 290 W. Government St., next to the Folsom House Museum which is open 1 to 4 pm. There will be a freewill donation at the concert, and the church is a food shelf donation site. The full chamber orchestra of 30 local musicians will play Christmas carols in many forms from many sources. According to director Randolph Elliott, “The program is a celebration of sacred and secular music of the season. Featured on the program is Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, a medley of Scandinavian Christmas hymns, a bit of ballet from the ‘Nutcracker,’ a bit of movie music from ‘Babes in Toyland,’ a bit of American exuberance from Leroy Anderson and much more.” The festival three-day schedule is available at or find them on Facebook. - submitted

Living alone, I sometimes feel odd going out by myself at night. But tonight, I got a lastminute e-mail telling me that help was needed for a speech Carrie Classon being given by Sherman Alexie. I didn’t know much about Sherman Alexie. I knew he was Native American and a writer and that was about it, but I figured I could help out. When I arrived, I met the head of the university’s writing program. He was wearing a red baseball cap backward and worrying aloud if anyone would show up. “The last writer who came only attracted 30 people,” he lamented, “we had 130 seats.” Tonight, we had a lot more than 130 seats. I was told the auditorium seated 800. There could be a lot of empty seats, he fretted. I went outside to wait for people to show up. I discovered there were already a few enthusiastic souls standing in line, waiting for the doors to open. So I put on my coat and went out to do crowd control. The people kept coming. The event was being co-sponsored by a local independent bookstore and, while admission was free, the idea was to open the house to the folks who had purchased a book in advance at 6:30 p.m., and let everyone else in at 6:45 p.m. That way, they figured, they might sell a few books ahead of time. It sounded like a great idea on paper. By 6 p.m., there was a very long line of people who had purchased a copy of the book in advance—and the line for those who had not was even longer. “Can we buy the book now?” they inquired. Sure enough, they could. So instead of two lines we had three: book purchasers, those who had not purchased a book and those in the process of changing their status. And more people kept coming.

I was jogging along the long lines, which wound far past the auditorium, letting people know in a loud voice what was happening, warning people, toward the end, that they might not all get in. Everyone was laughing and joking with me. Still more

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people came. We squeezed people into every seat. We seated people on the floor. We put a lot of people on the stage. One very determined group of Native Americans watched the entire show through the side doors. And we turned away a lot of very disappointed people, including 25 Indian schoolchildren who had driven with their teacher more than an hour from their rural village to see the show. As the bookstore employees were about to close the theater doors they said to me, “Quick, get a seat!” and I did. I sat next to a Navajo woman who videorecorded the entire show on her phone. Sherman Alexie made jokes about Navajos, saying they were the handsomest people on earth—and knew it. He made jokes about Pueblos, saying they were so cute that he wanted to pick them up and hug them—until a Pueblo man who easily weighed 300 pounds stood up from the audience and dared him to try. And Alexie made lots of jokes about the rest of us, the “translucent ones,” the “nervous white people.” And everyone laughed. Afraid I was going to be alone, I ended up in the center of a giant, joyous community. As I walked out of the theater, a dozen people I didn’t know said goodnight to me. They all wished the big-mouthed white woman a good night. It was. Till next time, —Carrie

Annual Gifts from the Heart toy drive begins Nov. 26

DANBURY, HERTEL AND TURTLE LAKE – It’s time to make the Christmas season a little merrier for needy children in Northwest Wisconsin. The St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin’s 20th-annual Gifts from the Heart toy drive begins Monday, Nov. 26. The drive runs from 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, through 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Donate a new unwrapped toy or gift at any of the three St. Croix Casinos, St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, St. Croix TURTLE LAKE – Start your holiday season with Lee Casino Danbury or St. Croix Casino Hertel Express, and Greenwood’s acclaimed Christmas show at St. Croix receive $5 in Turtle Bucks slot play. Toys and gifts for all Casino Turtle Lake on Friday, ages from infancy to high-school age are welcome. AcDec. 14. Greenwood is presenting two shows, one at 4 and one at 8 p.m. At each show, he will deliver a selection of everyone’s favorite seasonal songs, includTAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The Taylors Falls Lighting ing “White Christmas,” “The Festival will host choral vespers at the l861 United Little Drummer Boy” and “Joy Methodist Church, 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 24. The to the World.” public is invited to this ecumenical service. Vespers has Greenwood has won numerbecome a wonderful community tradition. Many conous industry accolades includsider it the centerpiece of the festival. ing Male Vocalist of the Year for Come to sing familiar carols and hear selections by a the Academy of Country Music communitywide chorus under the direction of Marty in 1983, two Male Vocalist of Harding and accompanied by Pat Remer. the Year awards from the CounThe Methodist Church is located at 290 W. Governtry Music Association, 1983 and ment St., in the Angel Hill Historic District next to the 1984, and a Grammy for Top 1855 Folsom House Museum which is open for ChristMale Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.” In 1985, he also took home CMA Song of the mas tours until 4 p.m. The 1861 New England type Year honors as the writer of “God Bless the USA,” later church building, decorated for the Christmas season, makes a beautiful setting for this service. voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. A freewill offering will be taken. Before and following Tickets are on sale through casino marketing at 800-846- vespers, in the lower level of the church, there is an inter8946. Concert attendees can also turn in their ticket stub national bazaar of SERRV items, baked goodies, sloppy after the show for $5 in Turtle Bucks slot play. - submitted joes and hot dogs. Coffee is complimentary. This is a food shelf donation event.

Lee Greenwood Christmas shows at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Friday, Dec. 14

ceptable donations include toys, games, winter clothing items, cosmetic items, jewelry and gift cards. Guests may donate once per day at each casino. A valid players club card is required. Items collected will be distributed to charities in Barron, Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Washburn counties during the week of Dec. 3. Since 1993, more than 95,000 toys have been collected and distributed through the Gifts from the Heart program. For more information on the Gifts from the Heart toy drive, contact Judy Warmanen at 800-846-8946 or - submitted

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cause little hands and feet get cold quickly. Secondly we had to pack a lunch including hot The art of hunting deer has chocolate, sandwiches and of evolved from a relaxed outing into course snacks. Her extensive ina highly technical endeavor. What terest and input into the meal John W. Ingalls, MD was once a random stroll in the planning led me to believe that woods and fields has turned into a we were going on a family rehigh-tech process resembling a special forces operaunion picnic rather than a deer hunt. Also carefully tion. Hunters now scout for deer with infrared camplaced into our backpack were extra mittens, hats and eras after carefully reviewing aerial photos to plan scarves along with a book or two and possibly a doll. strategic ambush points. Food plots and mineral licks Arriving at the woods I slipped the bulging backare developed to enhance the quality of the deer being pack onto my shoulders as if going on a safari while hunted and then the actual hunts are sometimes my perky third-grader smiled at me with big eyes and videotaped for later viewing. Despite all of these techrosy cheeks. She held my hand and chattered connical investments and strategic planning efforts, pastantly as we hiked down the trail to our deer stand. tience remains the key ingredient for success. When “We need to be quiet now.” I would say in a low you add in the unknown factor of hunting with a voice hoping that she understood quiet was supposed child, patience becomes doubly important. to last more than five minutes. I enjoy hunting each fall, usually spending many “OK Dad, you’re the best dad. Thanks for taking me hours afield during the archery season in September hunting!” I smiled and nodded quietly. “When we get and extending until early January. Bow hunting gives there can I have some hot chocolate?” way to the gun season in November and that is a time Our arrival at the hunting spot had been broadcast when it is easier to share the hunting experience and across most of the county but I resigned myself to just still have a chance at success. My youngest daughter enjoying the time together. We carefully climbed the Billie, who at that time was in her early grade school ladder into the deer stand and as we were trying to get years, wanted to accompany me on a deer hunt, so we settled into place the backpack fell out of the stand, carefully planned our event. crashing down the ladder and onto the frozen ground. We planned for a day that wouldn’t be too cold beIn the quiet, snowy woods the noise was no less star-

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Frederic Eastern Star makes a difference NORTHWEST WISCONSIN – Each year, Frederic Chapter No. 239 Order of the Eastern Star selects a major charity project. This year food shelves in the seven communities of St. Croix Falls, Luck, Frederic, Grantsburg, Webster/Siren, Spooner/Shell Lake and Rice Lake are the recipients. Each of the food shelves will receive $260 to support their mission of alleviating hunger. Joining the members of Frederic Eastern Star in the fight against hunger were business and community members in both Polk and Burnett counties. Gratitude is extended to all who helped make a difference in the lives of many families. – submitted by Mary Norgard tling than a car crash. I retrieved the backpack with our supplies and again attempted to get things arranged in the small deer blind. After some careful maneuvering we were finally settled into place as I anticipated a few moments of peace and quiet. Two minutes passed in silence when I felt a small hand tapping my arm. “Are we going to go down on the ground now and have a picnic?” I smiled as I looked into her big, expectant eyes. “No, but we can have a picnic right up here in the tree, and you know what? If we see a deer today it will be a miracle.” “Wow, really? I’ve never seen a miracle before!” Somewhere between the hot chocolate, the cookies and the second or third book including a few chats with the doll we looked up to see a deer approaching. We each held our breath and watched it coming through the cold, snowy woods. She sat still without blinking and I could just barely hear her whisper, “See Dad, it’s a miracle!” I reflect back on that day and realize that the miracle wasn’t seeing a deer, it was spending a special time with my daughter. I was the one changed. I discovered that a little patience and spending time with your child gives you a totally different perspective. We didn’t bring home a trophy that day but the memories we shared are far more valuable.

Thursday is the new Friday I have a professor who makes up assignments a week before, then tweaks them twice, and finally extends the deadline for the class. Sometimes this works in our favor, and she’ll decide to cancel an assignment altogether. Our syllabus is constantly updated and changes numerous times. I am serious when I say I have the most updated syllabus from her that is titled, “The revised revised new updated syllabus.” I have class with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and every Thursday she tells us, “Have a good weekend. I mean it’s basically the weekend already. Besides isn’t Thursday the new Friday for you kids now?” This Friday is Black Friday – the ironic day of greed immediately after the day we were supposed to be thankful for what we have. But with all of America hungry for Black Friday sales and big

Focused brains are deaf, blind to monkey business My wife called me at school the other day with some frightening news. Our oldest daughter was in the emergency room with an allergic reaction. Angry, itchy hives were spreading rapidly and she was struggling to breath. The hospital is only a few blocks from school, so I threw on my coat. I’m known in my family as the worrier—especially when my kids get sick. I don’t like to think of it like this. I like to think that I’m the one who efficiently gathers information, analyzes situations and develops solutions. Still, I’ll admit, when I hear one of my kids is having trouble breathing, things get a little intense for me. When I got there, she didn’t look good. Her whole face was red and swollen— angry bumps welled up around her eyes, neck and ears. She was obviously uncomfortable, struggling not to scratch. Her lips looked a little blue, and she had a cough she hadn’t had earlier. Wires connected her to a monitor that tracked her vital signs, a green line blipped across the screen.


chocolates Abby Ingalls deals, stores like Wal-Mart and Target are opening on Thursday practically right after you just finished wolfing down that second helping of mashed potatoes and gravy. Thursday is the new Friday. I haven’t gone Black Friday shopping yet – I don’t see much personal appeal in it, but I know some people who thrive on staying up late and going to their favorite stores and shops and coming back with some brand-new toys. I don’t deny that Black Friday could be made into a fun outing with friends or family, but when Black Friday goes awry, things get frightening. In 2011 on Black Friday, an estimated

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I started asking questions. About her breathing: it was stabilizing; about her skin: Chris Wondra initial attempts to calm the hives didn’t work, so they had just given her a shot of epinephrine and were expecting to get it under control in a few minutes. I watched her watery eyes, assessing her level of fear and discomfort. I watched her chest rise and fall to assess her breathing. Then I looked at the other expressions in the room. Lisa’s was calm, but concerned. It told me that the worst was probably over. The nurse, in an obvious attempt to calm a worried father, was all smiles. But was she overdoing it? My younger daughter, who had seen the whole thing develop, had an alert wait-and-see expression. It was then that I noticed that Lisa was talking to me—something about dinner

$52 billion was spent by Americans. According to, that amount of money is enough to feed all the hungry children in the world for two years. There were about 226 million people that went shopping last year – and only 122 million voted in the 2008 presidential election. And if those numbers aren’t staggering enough, there are always the shoppers themselves to talk about. Last year there was a woman in Los Angeles who tried a new shopping tactic to get to the items she wanted at WalMart; pepper spray. The woman sprayed an entire crowd of shoppers waiting in line, and 20 people suffered minor injuries. Another woman waiting in line at Toys “R” Us threatened to shoot people if they cut in line. In 2008 in Long Island, a pregnant woman who was knocked over and trampled on ended up later having a miscarriage. According to the New York Daily News, in 2009 an elderly man bought a

TV and was trying to put the TV in the trunk of his car when robbers shot him dead to steal the TV. Sickly enough, the TV did not fit in their getaway car, so they left it on the street – killing for nothing. One of the more tragic events happened when a 34-year-old Wal-Mart employee actually got killed by being trampled on by a stampede of eager shoppers. Greed comes at a price; not a Black Friday rock-bottom price – rather a very high price. There is something wrong with American society when we can spend enough money in one day to feed the entire world, especially when just hours before we were sitting around with our family saying what we were grateful for. So if you are one of the millions that go out to shop, examine the motives behind your massive shopping spree. Thursday may be the new Friday this year for some stores, but don’t let the prices go to your head – don’t become a Black Fridzilla.

tonight, and a backpack, and homework. It took every ounce of my energy to shift my attention to what my wife was saying. Though she was the only one in the room talking, and they were the most simple of instructions, I had to ask her to repeat them. I’d missed them completely. I had literally not heard her. The point I’m trying to make here is that during moments of intense focus, we often become blind and deaf, completely missing information that would otherwise be obvious. No experiment illustrates this phenomenon better than “The Monkey Business Illusion.” Do a quick search on YouTube to watch the video yourself. Spoiler alert: Do this before reading further for the full effect. The video shows a now famous experiment conducted by Daniel Simons in which you are asked to pay very close attention to the number of times a basketball is passed between moving members of one team while another team weaves and passes another ball within the same space. Tracking and counting the passes of one ball and one team, while ignoring the other, is tough. So tough in fact, that 50 percent of viewers completely miss the guy in the gorilla suit who walks on screen, stops in the middle of the players, beats his chest

and then walks off. I am not making this up. If you haven’t seen the video yet, it’s ruined for you now, but do your own experiment and show your friends and family. You’ll be amazed. But is it really that strange? When you’re in a car with someone as they pass a truck on a narrow road, don’t you stop talking? Sure, you know that distracting the driver might be dangerous, but there’s a part of you that also knows that the driver is probably deaf to you then anyway. So what does this have to do with teaching and learning? Everyone has a limited capacity of attention. Intense focus on a task can quite literally make people blind and deaf to other stimuli. Good teachers understand this and allow for uninterrupted periods of focus and limit the number of tasks assigned at one time. Good learners understand that multitasking is not all that it’s cracked up to be, and they manage and prioritize work, making conscious, efficient decisions about which tasks to tackle and when. Founder of, Chris Wondra is just another Wisconsin public schoolteacher. Find We Teach We Learn on Facebook and Twitter for daily tips on getting the most out of your brain.

“Discover Wisconsin” highlights a winter pastime ally manage the trails and make the activity accessible to everyone with a sled.” Add to that the fact that Wisconsin has more trails than any other state or province in North America, and you can see the important role this group plays. Snowmobiling does fall under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, but funding comes from snowmobile registration and gas taxes for winter recreational vehicles. More importantly, the nearly 600 clubs plan, create and maintain almost 95 percent of the trails throughout the state and make sure that the trails in their areas are safe and clear of debris. “Snowmobiling is a very family-friendly winter sport,” adds Johnson. “Members of the clubs understand that and are also very conscious of the fact that 75 percent of our state’s trails cross private property. Our club members appreciate that and encourage respect for the areas adjacent to the trails.”



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To everyone who participated in our 2nd-Annual Trunk and Treat at the Burnett County Moose Lodge. With your help, an estimated 350 children were able to enjoy the night in a safe and fun environment. We are already discussing ideas for next year.

With much gratitude, The Men and Women of Burnett County Moose Lodge 1194 and Chapter 1819

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highlights the importance of its member clubs. It also highlights year-round events like the Snowmobile WaterCross Championships in Grantsburg. Series host Emmy Fink has enjoyed working on this episode. “One of the perks to my job is that I get to experience new adventures,” said Fink. “And, even though snowmobiling isn’t brand new to me, I have to admit that I had no idea how much work goes into maintaining our trails. I think every snowmobiler should consider becoming a member of their local club.” “Discover Wisconsin” is the nation’s longest running tourism program and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2012. For airtimes on your local “Discover Wisconsin” affiliate station, or to view a clip of this week’s show, go to - submitted

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STATEWIDE – Snowmobiling is one of Wisconsin’s top forms of winter recreation, and this winter, many will seize an opportunity to take sleds out. A group that makes snowmobiling in Wisconsin possible is the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, their member clubs and the volunteerism of their members. All this is the focus of the “Discover Wisconsin” episode “Join the Club – Snowmobiling in Wisconsin” that will air its second broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, on the “Discover Wisconsin” broadcast network, reaching 250,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan. “Most people who don’t snowmobile, and even some who do, simply assume that the DNR takes care of the trails,” says AWSC President Doug Johnson. “The truth of the matter is it’s the local clubs that re-

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Odds and Ends Club announces fi firrst baby BURNETT COUNTY – The Odds 'N' Ends Club of Burnett County Home and Community Education presented a basket of goodies for the first baby born to a Burnett County resident during the week of Nov. 4 through 10, which is officially HCE Week. HCE is an educational organization consisting of two clubs at the present time, both a part of Burnett County HCE. The organization is statewide. Membership offers opportunities for learning in a social setting, sharing what members learn and caring to make a difference in homes, communities and the world. Membership is open to all who are interested. Contact Jan Frazee at 715-866-4630 if interested. - submitted

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Shown are Sara Schindler and Will Geiger with the first baby born the week of Nov. 4 through 9, Avril Randy Geiger. She was born Nov. 6, 2012, at Burnett Medical Center. Avril weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19.1 inches long. – Photo submitted

Grantsburg Women Working Together calendar winners

Pictured above are the students whose artwork was chosen to be featured on the 2013 Grantsburg Women Working Together calendar. Front row (L to R): Stratton McKinley, Dillyn Hennessey, Katelyn Clark, Aletta Bergman and Eve Covey. Back row: Megan Rod, Liza Hartshorn, Jada Hecht, Isabelle Aragonez, Jenna McNally and Aimee Lerud. Inset: Olivia Ohnstad. Not pictured: April Campana, Mark Olson and Ethan Bodway. Calendars are available for sale at the Grantsburg Public Library. GWWT appreciates the community and business support and sponsorship. Because of the calendar, project donations were made to the Grantsburg Library, GHS Jazz Band, Music in the Park, prom night party, Grantoberfest, Dollars for Scholars, Apples for Teachers, Christmas park display, party for CCC, dinner for Shady Knoll residents, and a scholarship was given to a high school senior. – Photo submitted

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The home of the Duane Hughes family, north Bone Lake, was destroyed by fire.–Three people from Baldwin died of asphyxiation in a cabin on the big Balsam Lake island. They were Stanley “Sonny” Lokken and his wife, Edna, owners of the cabin, and George Vandeberg.–Young Fred Chapman, a five-year Leader employee, about to be inducted into the armed services, scored 100 percent on his pre-induction written examination in Minneapolis. Marion Spencer, clerk of the Polk County Selective Service Board, said it was the first 100 she’d seen in the nine years she had been in her position, and it was reported that the average score was around 60 percent.–Arnold Hawks, of Frederic and Rock Island, Ill., had agreed to trade in his old pickup and pay $1,600 cash for a new panel truck from Frederic Auto. He arrived to pick up his new truck with 1,600 silver dollars, which he dumped onto the desk of Herman Hansen.–The Frederic Telephone Co.’s full-page ad featured pictures of their 16 long-distance operators and their supervisor, Genevieve Branstad. They were Elaine Lemieux, Earlene Wikstrom, Priscilla Williams, Ruth Ogren, Erna Spencer, Ruby Anderson, Arleen Jones, Esther Nelson, Marjorie Murphy, Irene Mattson, Carrie Wikstrom, Catherine Johnson, Mary Sjolander, Dorothy Stoll, Gloria Linder and Barbara Cook.

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Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Egge would be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 1972.–The home of Viola Tober and her daughter, Roxanne, on Big Trade Lake, burned to the ground.–Randall Hansen of Webster was featured as a member of the highly regarded UW-Superior drum and bugle corps.–In military news, Airman David R. Soper, from Milltown, graduated with honors at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, from a U.S. Air Force telephone exchange specialist course and was being assigned to Norton AFB in California. Private Jeffrey A. Miller, from Lewis, completed his Army basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.–“What’s Up Doc?” was playing at the Auditorium Theatre in St. Croix Falls, and “Snoopy Come Home” was playing at the D’Lux Theatre in Luck. The Webb Theatre in Webster was showing “Wilderness Country,” followed by “Living Free.”–Three new buildings were nearing completion, a new chiropractic clinic in Siren for Dr. N.E. Olson, the new plastics plant of North States Industries in Siren and a vocational shop building east of the swimming pool at the Frederic High School.–Frank Gursky, of Luck, won a 12-inch Panasonic TV in a drawing at Texgas in Frederic.– The Siren Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring a hunters ball at Joe’s Crossroads on Nov. 25 with music by the Java Trio.

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1972 Frederic graduate Dr. Susan Wickland, Cambridge, Minn., was featured in New Woman magazine as one of 10 People of the Year for her work in reproductive rights, traveling each week to Fargo, N.D., to perform abortions at a women’s health clinic.–Two new businesses were occupying the building that had been Lea and Bea’s Cafe in Frederic. They were Pinewood Industries, operated by Don Stocker, selling auto parts, and Pinewood Dental Lab, operated by Rick Paulsen.–More new businesses in Frederic were the Consignment Depot, with partners Helen Gallup and Nancy Chenal, just north of Frederic, and Timeless Treasures, owned by Martha Nelson, in downtown Frederic.–A Christmas cantata called “Come to the Manger” would be performed by choir members from six area churches at Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake. The choir was directed by Helmuth Buchkosky and accompanied by pianist Nancy Blomberg and organist Sandy Lundquist.–Babies born at SCVMH were Kayla Morgan Johnson, to Heather Anderson, Deer Park; Brent Andrew to Michael and Lucy Myers, Grantsburg; and Tyler Robert Paul to Paul and Melody Christensen, Centuria.–Obituaries included George W. Larsen, Myrtle Wallin, Ellsworth S. Cox, Blanche G. Wardean, Ruth E. McCarty, Clayton A. “Smitty” Smith, Fred C. Brodersen, Emil Gehrke, Allan Gronfor and Alverna Tetrault.–The CLIMB Theatre of St. Paul, Minn., performed original plays with the theme of nonviolence at St. Croix Falls and Unity schools. They were very well received, being described by spectators as excellent.

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TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Well, hunting season has arrived with a bang. Mom got us orange vests to wear and wouldn’t you know it, within 10 minutes of being outside Maya managed to chew through part of it, which left it hanging. To say Mom wasn’t pleased with her is putting it mildly. We now have fluorescent ribbons hanging off our collars although with the gunshots I doubt we’ll be wandering too far, especially Mr. Fraidy Cat Eli. Ursula, the latest addition to our cat herd, is finally settling in. Princess hasn’t quite come around to the idea but she’ll get over it. She’s just spoilt and actually suits the name Princess. Well now that I think of it, we’re probably all a little on the spoilt side We have something new at the shelter! The fabulous Siren Lions Club built a handicap ramp to our office so that it is completely accessible to everyone. I couldn’t believe how fast they put it together. Gratitude is ex-

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YAPpenings Sadie pressed to all that made this wonderful addition to our little shelter possible, we really appreciate it! Adoptions remain slow at the moment, but we’re really hoping that they’ll pick up soon. Moses has been adopted and goes home next week and we have an application on Eirene, one of the kittens. Remember folks, “Opt to Adopt” and you’ll wind up with a very grateful addition to your family. We’ve had a couple of new arrivals including a beautiful German shepherd that gave birth to eight puppies last Thursday which is going to keep us busy! Mom and pups will not be on our Web site or available until the little ones are at least 6 weeks old. Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? Well, we don’t have a senior at the shelter at the moment; we do have two of my friends that are moving toward middle age. Aubrey, who I’ve told you about before, is around 4 years of

age and Duchess is almost 5. Aubrey has been at the shelter since July 26 and we’d really like someone to find it in their heart to adopt her. She is a very sweet girl, even thinks she is a lap dog. With her soulful Aubrey eyes and loving personality she really deserves a have a home of her own. Don’t let the fact that she is a hound put you off, she is anything but typical of a hound. She’s just an easygoing, wonderful dog and I give her two paws up. Next week I’ll tell you a little bit about our beautiful Duchess as Mom says I need to talk about the cats too …. drat! Stephen King is a beautiful ebony-colored kitty with expressive gold eyes. Stephen is very friendly and loves people and will meow at his cage door for attention. He’s obviously belonged to somebody at one time, but unfortunately his owner never reclaimed him like so many of my other friends that arrive at the shelter. It was Mom that took Stephen to the shelter, he was outside here and Maya, Eli and I got in big trouble for chasing him. I think we

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715-349-2964 The annual deer season weekend came and went with no action whatsoever in bear country. Hubby spent most of both days looking for the elusive deer only to come in Sunday evening tired, hungry and empty-handed. This is the first year I could stand on the front deck and not hear a single shot. If I didn’t know it, I would say it wasn’t deer season. I’m betting after this deer season those bagged in rifle season will be way down. Wonder if the DNR will get the message. There simply are not as many deer around as they say there are. Hope all you hunters have been lucky so far this year. If not, you still have a few days left. You just might, however, get a better chance to see one by looking in a book.

The annual hunters supper here in bear country was small this year. Attending were just the Bieke brothers, Steve of North St. Paul, Minn., and Fred of Stillwater, Minn. The Bell family, Mike, Gidget and their three kidlets, stayed home this year as they battled the flu. Grandma Sue stayed at her house away from the rest of the Bells so as not to come down with it also. Don’t forget, people, on Thanksgiving Day, if you don’t want to be alone or simply choose not to go to all the bother of cooking, there is a Thanksgiving dinner at the Siren Senior Center from noon to 2 p.m. It’s a great way to enjoy a dinner with family or friends or new friends and not have to cook. This is a free meal to all who wish to partake.

Bev Beckmark The U.S. Bank/Lioness mitten tree is looking mighty good, but we still need to fill it up more as it has a few bare spots. So if you were busy over the summer knitting or crocheting for the tree, bring your items in as the tree is taken down before Christmas so they can be distributed to the area schools. Winter is long and cold and kids can always use hats, mittens and scarves. Congratulations to elementary student Hannah Lemieux, middle schooler Haley Peterson and high schooler Hannah Skold for being chosen Siren Schools students of the week. What a super bunch of young ladies; they will go far.

Borderline news Fran Levings boarded a bus at the Sandstone, Minn., Library last week and spent the day at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. This excursion, free of charge, was sponsored by an Arts Legacy grant. An excellent tour guide took the group through rooms showing Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Icelandic culture and history.

The bus started in Aitkin with stops in Moose Lake, Sandstone, Hinckley and Pine City, Minn. It was a wonderful trip. Around the Borderline, the coming of Thanksgiving is perceived as an approach-avoidance event. People get confused. Getting together with relatives on a holiday might seem nice to some, but to others

Bob Brewster it brings a moment of pause. More importantly, the sudden realization that Thanksgiving is next week signals the end of deer hunting season. Emptyhanded hunters have reported seeing turkeys with horns in and around the Great Belden Swamp.

Grantsburg Public Library Two of a kind In every town there are people who make a difference, those individuals whose love of their home spurs them on to engage in a life’s work that adds to the personality of their community. Here at the library, we are fortunate enough to share our space with individuals like this in the history room. Berdella Johnson and Gordon Larson have taken a personal interest in preserving and promoting our local history. Both individuals provide assistance in digging up family roots and researching the Grantsburg area’s early years. Johnson and Larson find ways to connect us to our past, creating a legacy in our town. Call the library to schedule an appointment with these great resources. Technology The library can help you meet your technology needs. There are seven Internet-ready computer stations, and the library offers a free Wi-Fi signal.

Perpetual book sale Next time you are at the library, check out the shelves stuffed with gently read books: fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children’s books and young adult books. There are lots of gems. The selection changes, so check NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION often. TOWN OF BONE LAKE

DVDs at the library The library has a collection of more than 1,000 DVDs on the shelf and thousands more available through the Merlin online

Notice is hereby given, that at an election to be held in the Town of Bone Lake on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for offices is for two years beginning on the third Tuesday in April. INCUMBENT OFFICE Marsha Karpinen Town Board Chairperson Roger Neumann Town Board Supervisor Bill Schilling Town Board Supervisor Notice is further given that nominations for the above offices will be made at the Town Caucus, the date of which will be announced later. Darrell Frandsen, Town Clerk 573782 14L 4a WNAXLP

Preschool story hour Preschool story hour is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This is a drop-in program for preschool-age children and accompanying adults. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories and craft activities

St. Croix Senior Center Marian Edler Tuesday started with exercise. We played games in the afternoon. Bill McGrorty and Dottie Adams were the winners in Hand and Foot. Dominos winners were Delores Benson, Martha Lundstrom and Ione White. Ardis Brown, Ron Flostad and David Thelen were the winners in 500. Wednesday we had the November birthday party with cake and ice cream. We listened to a comedian on a CD and visited about what it was like when we were young. Thursday we had our exercise. In the afternoon, Cribbage was played. In the evening, 500 was played with the winners being Bob Norland, Cathy and Stuart Smith and BrenNel Ward. We are open five days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the coffeepot always on. We will be working on the fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 1, with hot rolls and coffee in the morning along with a bake and garage sale. At noon, we will serve tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. And we can’t forget Santa will be here to greet your children. We hope to see you then.


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Karen Hintz came last Wednesday and is spending time with her mother, Fran Krause. Thursday evening they had an early Thanksgiving dinner with Mark and Dee Krause at Kent and Nancy Krause’s home. Brad Krause was the only lucky one in their group to get a deer, so far. Sandy Johnson and family and Natalie Flagstad and family spent time over the weekend at John and Reeny Neinstadt's home. John and grandson Jerrod were lucky hunters. LaVonne O’Brien was a shopper in Superior on Wednesday. Saturday, Mary and Kelly Herman visited Jack and LaVonne. Tim O’Brien spent the weekend but did not have any success hunting. Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Gordon Larson and Berdella Johnson in the Grantsburg library’s History Room. The duo provide assistance to those wanting to learn more of the Grantsburg area’s early years. – Photo submitted

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hurt his leg which didn’t help our cause, but I hear it’s on the mend. Bottom line, he is a great kitty! The shelter would like to give a special shoutout to the Yellow River Saloon & Eatery in Webster for their ongoing support through their weekly Friday meat raffles. We really appreciate all that they do for us! Why don’t you stop by sometime and join in on the fun while supporting the animals and a great local business. I think they call that a twofer and the food and company is great! Watch for our newsletter, it should be coming out soon as we’ve sent it to print. It’s going to be a really good one, but then I guess I’m kind of prejudiced because I think they’re all good. We appreciate all the volunteers and staff that worked to make it possible. “You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!'"- Dave Barry Have a great week everyone. Licks and tail wags. The Humane Society of Burnett County is saving lives, one at a time;, 715-8664096, license No. 267335-DS. We’re on Facebook too, why don’t you like us there.

and introduces children to listening skills, picture books and the joy of reading.

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Dave Peterson Inclement weather The weather is great now, but we all Our late-fall weather sure is beautiful. The deer know it can change quickly. In the case of bad weather conditions, the library will hunters aren’t too happy with it. The winners for Spades were Carmen Marek, follow the same schedule as the Grantsburg School District. If the school closes, Lorna Erickson, Sandy Hickey and Arnie Borchert. The winners for 500 were Phyllis Peterson, Mickey so does the library. Library hours and information Monday noon – 6 p.m.; Tuesday noon – 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday noon – 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – noon. The contact information for the library is 715-4632244; Web site is, and now you can follow the library on Facebook.

Kilmer, Susan Hughes and Laryn Larson. The nine-bid was won by Del Hansen and Marlyce Borchert. Remember that we play Spades Monday at 1 p.m., 500 Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Dime Bingo Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Pokeno Friday at 1 p.m. Enjoy the nice weather and hope to see you at the center.



Happy Tails Await Arnell Humane Society of Polk County Roper is a bundle of soft buff curls. He has a let’s-have-fun personality; he is ready to take a walk, a ride in the car, chase leaves in the yard or take a nap in the sun. He loves squeaky toys! Roper is an 8-year-old, neutered male cocker spaniel. He came to the shelter when his elderly owner was taken to a nursing home. The nurses at the facility learned that Roper had been left behind and went to the owner’s home to rescue him. It was clear to them that Roper needed a new home and a second chance. The nurses called every humane society they

could find, all the way to Duluth, and none would take Roper in because he needs an inexpensive low-dose medication to manage his seizures. Pets with special needs can be difficult to Roper place in a newly adopted home. Arnell Memorial Humane Society was the only humane society called that said they would take Roper in and give him that

second chance. His handsome good looks and winning personality will make him a wonderful pet for any home. Roper takes his medication easily; it is a small detail of pet care when compared to the years of love and loyalty he has to give. Help us find a loving second chance for Roper. Spread the word or adopt him yourself. He is waiting to welcome the holidays with you. The animals at the shelter want to thank everyone for supporting Arnell Memorial Humane Society and giving them a place in Polk County to recover, rehabilitate and find a special someone. We are thankful to have the opportunity to help the animals in need of a second chance. Happy Thanksgiving. Arnell Memorial Humane Society is at 185 Griffin St. East in Amery, phone 715-268-7387, or online at

Siren Senior Center Tyrone Dec. 21, 1997 Tyrone is a handsome 15-year-old African-American male with large brown eyes and black hair. He has an infectious smile that will light up the room, is very friendly and has a good sense of humor. He enjoys riding his bike, swimming and playing football and soccer. Tyrone states that his favorite sport is track. He can be shy and tends to withdraw around others. Tyrone is a very active young man who would benefit from being involved in many activities including sports and groups that will help him improve his social skills. Tyrone is generally in good health. He had lead poisoning in the past and has developed a moderate learning disability as a result. He is several grade levels behind in reading, writing and math skills. Tyrone is currently in a residential treatment facility. While there, he has been verbally and physically aggressive at times, but he is working very hard with his therapist to improve these behaviors. Tyrone would benefit from a family that is able to provide him constant supervision. He has had incidents of running away in the past, as well as stealing. It’s important for Tyrone to be in a family that would provide structure, but also be nurturing and patient with him at the same time and allow him to display affection in his own way at his own time. Tyrone will require time to build genuine trust in others. He would also benefit from a family who would help him maintain a connection to his siblings who have been adopted by another family. Tyrone has talked about being adopted and would like to be placed with a family that he can find permanence with. He would like to live in the country as he associates the city with crime and danger. Will you be the family to help him in this goal? For more information about Tyrone or other Wisconsin children waiting for adoptive homes, call Adoption Resources of Wisconsin at 414-475-1246 or 800-762-8063 or visit the Web site at


I am having a hard time believing Thanksgiving is coming this week. The center is getting ready to host the free community Thanksgiving dinner. No reservations are necessary – just come between noon and 2 p.m. I guess the cook has decided not to have an evening meal during the month of December. This is too bad as I know many of you look forward to an evening out.

We had potluck on Wednesday. We had a nice variety of food and some new people came to enjoy the potluck. We will play 500 on Wednesday, Nov. 21, but there will be no Spades on Friday, Nov. 23. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. We will also celebrate November birthdays. Spade winners for Nov. 9 were Arnie Borchert,

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Sue Newberger, Rich Hustad, Arvid Pearson and Dwaine Bentley. I do not have Spade winners for this week as the paper needed things early due to the holiday. Winners for 500 on Nov. 14 were Arnie Borchert, Arvid Pearson, Karen Steffen, Clara Palomaki and Gerry Vogel. We wish a happy Thanksgiving to everyone. See you at the center.

Dewey -LaFollette Mary Dunn, Marlene Swearingen, Lida Nordquist, Donna Hines, Sharon Syverson, and Diana and Karen Mangelsen were guests of Nina Hines Tuesday. They enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and playing cards. Donna Hines visited Marlene Swearingen Friday morning. Hank, Karen, Larry, Jake, Hannah and Grace

Mangelsen visited Maynard and Ronda Manglesen Friday evening. Dylan Longhenry and Allison Briggs were weekend guests there. Others visiting Saturday and/or Sunday were Lyle, Brett and David Drake, Billy and Diane Wymer, Chris Harrison, Carl, Cheryl, Chris and Alijah Mangelsen, Jason Johnson and his friend Jesse, Andrea and Michael Williamson, Gerald Mangelsen and David Lester.

Karen Mangelsen Larry Mangelsen spent the weekend with Karen and Hank Mangelsen. Saturday visitors there were Grace, Hannah and Jake Mangelsen. Mark Hines and Brian Hines visited Gerry and Donna Hines Saturday and Sunday.

Students focus on a future with communication and journalism Luck’s Chippewa Valley School Press Association’s conference attendees include back row, (L to R): Kim Demydowich, Jamie Preiner, Brianna Thompson, Travis Muller, Dylan LeMay, Jordan Bazey, John Denny, Jan Rozumalski, Lena Ueke-Foster, Matt Thompson and Brodie Kunze. Kneeling: Logan Potvin, Kelly Fitzgerald and Alaura Lemieux. Not pictured: Newspaper adviser Nancy Hunter and yearbook adviser Lori Nelson. – Photo submitted

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communities attended workshops with journalism professionals. They spent the day gathering new skills in story writing, exploring social media for journalists and careers in communication and journalism, and improving the yearbook through the creating and developing of a theme and creative layouts and design. The conference began with a general assembly and a keynote address by WEAU TV-13 news anchor Judy Clark. The con-


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Larsen Family Public Library Thanksgiving Day

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving, but will be open the rest of the weekend.

Tax forms

I have ordered tax forms for the 2012 tax season. I don’t expect any of them until into December, but I will keep you posted.

Friends of the Library

The Friends adopted a mission statement: “The mission of the Friends of the Larsen Family Public Library is to promote literacy for all ages, provide support for the library and to encourage the entire community to know and use its valuable resources.” The Friends are planning monthly author events starting in January, and the first will be a poetry reading by LeMoine McLaughlin. Five hundred copies of the revised wild rice cookbook have been received and are available for sale in various locations including our library and the Freshstart Coffee Rosters on Main Street. Their next used book sale will be Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fill your sleigh with books! Paperbacks are 25 cents, hardcover are 50 cents and a bag of books is $3.

Overdue books and/or fines

We will take nonperishable food in place of money the last week of each month to cover your overdue fines.

Mead Witter Foundation

The Mead Witter Foundation recently received the Wisconsin Library Association President’s Award for the foundation’s ongoing financial and moral support for Wisconsin’s public and academic libraries. This year marks the fourth time the Mead Witter Foundation has offered a large noncompetitive grant program to the public libraries of central and northern Wisconsin. Sixty-eight libraries received a total of $407,000. The grant money our library received was used to purchase new tables for the community meeting room and books for the children’s room.

Steady as you go exercise and balance class

The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 p.m., which is for generally physically active people, and 2:15-3:15 p.m., which is a chair-based session, in the library’s Nexen Conference Room. Information packets can be picked up at the PT department at SCRMC Ingalls Clinic in Webster. Signup for class is required. Call 715-866-4330 with any questions.

Preschool story time

Preschool story time meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for several good stories, treats and lots of fun.

Book club

The choice for the November book discussion is “The Wingshooters” by Nina Revoyr. Come join us

on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. “Michelle LeBeau, the child of a white American father and a Japanese mother, lives with her grandparents in Deerhorn, Wisconsin – a small town that had been entirely white before her arrival. In the tradition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘A River Runs Through It’ and ‘Snow Falling on Cedars,’ Revoyr’s new novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice. Set in the expansive countryside of central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, ‘Wingshooters’ explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family.” (excerpt from

Adult fiction books

• “Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro • “Blackberry Winter” by Sarah Jio • “Blood in the Water” by Jane Haddam • “The Christmas Garland” by Anne Perry • “Courting Cate” by Leslie Gould • “The Giving Quilt” by Jennifer Chiaverini • “A Hidden Truth” by Judith Miller • “Iced” by Karen Marie Moning • “An Irish Country Wedding” by Patrick Taylor • “A Season for Tending” by Cindy Woodsmall • “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom • “The Wingshooters” by Nina Revoyr • “A Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans • “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers

• “Cop Incognito” by Chris Seaton • “Perfect Hope” by Nora Roberts

Adult nonfiction books

• “Electoral Dysfunction” by Victoria Bassetti • “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You” by Marty Makary • “Hallucinations” by Oliver Sacks


• “When China Ruled the Waves: Ancient Civilizations”

Children’s books

• “The Christmas Tugboat” by George Matteson • “One Sheep, Blue Sheep” by Thom Wiley (Boardbook) • “The Fox in the Dark” by Alison Green

Young adult books

• “Edge of Nowhere” by Elizabeth George

Hours and information

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information contact the library at 715-866-7697, Web site: Online catalog:

Festival’s featured artist - Ed Moersfelder ST. CROIX FALLS – Festival Theatre’s featured artist for Thanksgiving week is one for whom the theater is extremely grateful: Edward Moersfelder. This community-based theater artist is busy in many areas of Festival’s work, striving to make the organization both sustainable and successful. Audiences will remember Moersfelder from his many turns on Festival’s stage which began in 2008 with “Arsenic and Old Lace.” In the past four years, Moersfelder has performed in a array of shows including “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” “Is he Dead?” “Duck Variations,” “Once Upon A Mattress,” and he has emceed a number of Festival Theatre’s New Doors events. Now he is taking on the task of auteur, taking on the responsibility of directing a true American classic on Festival’s stage. “’It’s a Wonderful Life’ is more than a movie, it’s a part of the American Story,” said Moersfelder. “It’s a touchstone, an everlasting part of the American mythos. It’s truly an honor to bring this show to life for Festival Theatre.” “The story of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a classic Christmas tradition,” said Moersfelder. “It is a timeless commentary on how who we are is affected by who we know and love, and that each of us has a mirror image, our photographic negative, that shows us as dark, tormented or lost.” While there may be some deeply heartfelt and difficult moments to this story as there are in life, he was excited

to attack this story with all the quintessential honesty of holiday cheer and brotherly love. “Ed is a delightfully open and responsive director. He allows for process and exploration for this artist and has an incrediEd Moersfelder ble eye for the audiences perspective,” said Jaclyn Johnson, associate artistic director of Festival Theatre. Johnson added, “The joy that he brings to creating good theater is reflected in the joy and magic of this incredible holiday story.” Christmas and holiday stories are not new to Moersfelder. As a child he would walk 1-1/2 miles to Mill Creek Grove, a one-room school with eight grades and 30 kids. Each Christmas the front of the classroom would be transformed into an elevated plank stage, with curtains strung on wires, and the children would rehearse and perform The Christmas Show. The play was memorably titled “Happiness After an Accident in the Castle” and Moersfelder calls it his most memorable experience as a young actor. He played the King and co-wrote the play with the rest of his fifth-grade class. The experience may have planted a seed in the young Ed that he would revisit throughout his lifetime in a variety of ways.

Mitten Tree goes up at Bremer Bank The Mitten Tree and Operation Christmas have begun. The tree that is pictured is on display at Bremer Bank in downtown Frederic waiting for your gifts. Those of you who have been busy knitting and crocheting items for the tree can now bring them to the bank. Warm items such as sweaters, scarves, mittens and gloves are needed and can be handmade or bought. There is yarn at the bank that you can pick up and take home to make your specialty item or items for the tree. You can also leave children’s gifts as well as adult gifts under the tree; all items are to be left unwrapped. Please drop off your items at the bank as soon as you can, because all items will be delivered to Balsam Lake on Friday, Dec. 7. Times are tough for everyone, but always remember those who have less or nothing. “Tis the season for giving.” Photo submitted

Moersfelder attended the University of Wisconsin from 1964 to 1968 and majored in English with a minor in speech. After a long, accomplished career as an attorney, he began his second career onstage in the Mankato, Minn., Community Theatre’s production of “Morning’s At Seven,” as Thor. Since then, in addition to his time with Festival Theatre, he’s been hard at work in a variety of venues and ways. Moersfelder worked tirelessly at Iowa Theatre Artists Company in Amana, Iowa, doing everything that needed doing, and he played a number of roles at the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery, including Petrucio in “The Taming of the Shrew.” Moersfelder currently serves as the chair of the Festival Theatre Development committee, is on the Festival Board of Directors and works hard on the New Doors Committee to bring exciting performers to Festival. This past year his one-act play “The Last Farmer,” adapted from a short story of the same name by author Will Weaver, was produced at Festival Theatre in conjunction with ArtReach St. Croix’s annual Valley Reads project which, in 2012 featured the novels “Red Earth, White Earth” by Will Weaver and “Wingshooters” by Nina Revoyr. He also appeared with Keith Hartman in Festival’s presentation of David Mamet’s “The Duck Variations.” In addition to his work at Festival Theatre, he is currently working with Robin Murray, professor of theatre arts at UW-River Falls, on the script for “Ancient Wings,” a play, employing puppetry and live actors, to increase

awareness of sandhill cranes and their reclaimed native Wisconsin environment. Moersfelder also writes an essay titled “The View From Windy Hill” accompanied by a poem every two months for the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts publication, The Hometown Gazette. In his spare time, Moersfelder sits in his man shed, with Carter the cat nestled comfortably in his lap, contemplating the passage of time. He enjoys the outdoors, reading, talking with friends, family and loving wife, Karel. Moersfelder and Karel host guest artists as part of the Host Home Program and volunteer in a number of fashions for the theater. “Ed and his wife give so much time and energy to this theater. They and countless other volunteers out there can never be thanked enough for their help and support,” said Johnson. “He has found his role at Festival, and it is a big one. We so appreciate and love that Ed has taken on this big show and wonderful company to re-create this beloved story, one that has enchanted generations,” said Danette Olsen, executive director at Festival. “He is an incredible man with amazing talents and a true passion for storytelling. We are lucky we have him at our theater. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” opens Saturday, Nov. 24, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 23. For dates and show times, the box office can be reached at 715-4833387 or via the Web at for ticketing information. - submitted

SCRMC Volunteer Partners receive honors points

The Wisconsin Hospital Association Partners state convention was recently held in Middleton, and several of the members of the St. Croix Regional Medical Center Volunteer Partners were in attendance. Shown (L to R) are: Mickey Gebhard, volunteer manager; Carolyn TeGrootenhuis, gift shop treasurer; Kathy Lucken, president; Sue Lynch, WHA Partners state president; Carolyn Ward, West Central District chair and Jackie Hillman, gift shop manager; after receiving the State Honors Points Award. If anyone is looking for something fun and challenging, please consider joining the Partners by calling Gebhard at 715-483-0331. - Photo submitted


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Pictured above are the students whose artwork was chosen to be featured on the 2013 Women Working ToGrantsburg gether calendar. Front row (L to R): Stratton McKinley, Dillyn Hennessey, Katelyn Clark, Aletta Bergman and Eve Covey. Back row: Megan Rod, Liza Hartshorn, Jada Hecht, Isabelle Aragonez, Jenna McNally and Aimee Lerud. Inset: Olivia Ohnstad. Not pictured: April Campana, Mark Olson and Ethan Bodway. Calendars are available for sale at the Grantsburg Public Library. GWWT appreciates the community and business support and sponsorship. Because of the calendar, project donations were made to the Grantsburg Library, GHS Jazz Band, Music in the Park, prom night party, Grantoberfest, Dollars for Scholars, Apples for Teachers, Christmas park display, party for CCC, dinner for Shady Knoll residents, and a scholarship was given to a high school senior. – Photo submitted

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‘Tis time for Christmas at the Forts ... The 2012 version of Christmas at the Forts, with a theme of Nature’s Christmas, is ready to roll on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, as well as on Saturday Dec. 8, on the grounds of Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. Festivities get under way at 11 a.m. each day and involve a variety of activities, displays and foods geared toward the season. The gift shop will be open with a fresh stock of unique items as well. Some activities require tickets, but general admission is free. Rumor has it that there may even be some historic voyageurs hanging around the XY Company fur trading cabin, portraying characters of the 1802-05 era. I must insert a confession here, however. It’s very hard for a gnome to write about elves and about their employer, Santa. Shhh—it’s kind of a secret why I feel this way, so after describing the Christmas doings, I’ll let you in on my antipathy toward Santa and his elves at the end of this article. Visitors to Christmas at the Forts will encounter a winter wonderland, with or without snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides, for starters. Looping about the open fields on the park grounds, the rides are always a hit with everyone, I’m told. Sure, it’s cool with the snow, but either way, the theme of Nature’s Christmas will be in ready evidence as revelers hop on board for a jaunt. Then perhaps it’s time to settle in for a story, which means a visit with Angelique at her fur-trade tepee set up outside the park’s visitors center. Just don’t expect tales of Santa and such—her unique tales date back to the days of the fur trade. Just try and convince her it’s not 1803 or thereabouts and you’ll see what I mean. More fur-trade stories can be found down at the site itself, weather permitting. Those with snack attacks will be wellserved as they head inside to sample Christmas goodies in the form of cookies, soups and warm beverages. While

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Santa and his elves, at least those not scared of gnomes, will be greeting visitors to Christmas at the Forts. This year’s gala observance of the holiday season will take place at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park on Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 1-2, and Saturday, Dec. 8. - Photo submitted

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inside, they might want to stroll back to place a bid in a silent auction, and I’ve also heard there’s a special elves store set up with low-priced items meant to appeal to kids. And while the youngsters are rummaging around the elves’ offerings, adults will be able to cruise the park’s gift shop. There they’ll find a variety of items ranging from clothing to jewelry to art pieces, even some replicas of fur-trade items. For those quiet evenings of reading ahead, there’s a good selection of books. Meanwhile, besides the seasonal cheery decor, visitors will be able to view the entries in this year’s Lions Club decorating contest. Members of the three Burnett County clubs decorate a special tree each year, with the winning tree available for purchase via a raffle after the festivities conclude. Then again, there’s nothing like homemade music. Several area musicians will rotate performing times in the visitors center’s great hall, serenading all with a variety of tunes as well as instruments. The latter will include tunes crafted via dulcimers and other stringed instruments, along with keyboards and vocals. Santa and the Mrs. will be holding forth in the restored Karlsborg school, where the old guy will entertain kids of all ages with his typical banter and bluster. Bring a camera to record those interesting encounters. Turn in an elf if you find one—he’s always missing a few.

Which brings me back to my own reserved opinion of Santa. See, us gnomes feel like he rather stole our idea. I mean, we do good deeds for people all year long, often sight unseen, and we don’t need credit for it either—we just know you humans need help; lots of it. Santa, though, needs all this credit and constant praise. Oh, well, perhaps he had a bad time of it, is all, and needs to feel better. But what really gets us gnomes is that he dresses like us, and uses our sworn enemies, the elves, as his personal stewards. The elves, of course, willingly go along. Sigh. Meanwhile, we’ll just continue helping you out, and no, we don’t crave recognition. We’ve thrived for centuries without it. Christmas at the Forts is an ambitious

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WEBSTER – Warning: This is a story about a remarkable young lady, who might just change how you think about life. She has already changed the lives of her family, her community and countless children in Minnesota and Wisconsin. You could be next. Read on, if you dare. Alannah Gillis, a 7-year-old first-grader at Webster Elementary School, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in August. Neuroblastoma is a word that’s largely unfamiliar in rural Wisconsin. But once Alannah was diagnosed with it, her community became increasingly familiar with it and banded together to do something to fight it. And they also became increasingly familiar with Alannah and her indomitable spirit and strong faith.

Shown with the St. Croix Tribe’s donation check at the Sept. 22 benefit for Alannah Gillis are back row (L to R): St. Croix Casinos food & beverage director James Seabrook, St. Croix Casino Danbury General Manager Leva “Dino” Oustigoff, Alannah’s father, Steve Gillis, St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake General Manager Neil Oustigoff and St. Croix Casinos director of marketing, Jamie Williams. Middle row: Alannah’s mother, Angela Peterson, and St. Croix Casino Hertel Express General Manager Wanda Matrious. Front row: Alannah Gillis.

Alannah Gillis, a 7-year-old first-grader at Webster Elementary School, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in August. Potential financial hardships came with Alannah’s diagnosis. Alannah’s grandmother, Sherry Gillis, shared the news with her boss, Jason Hansen, owner of Zia Louisa’s Italian Restaurant in Webster and a close friend of the Gillis family. Hansen got busy right away to plan a benefit to assist Alannah’s parents with the inevitable medical expenses her treatment would incur. Then something unexpected happened. Elmer “Jay” Emery, a St. Croix Chippewa Tribal Council member, happened to drop by Zia Louisa’s for a pizza. Hansen mentioned Alannah’s diagnosis to Emery and asked if one of the St. Croix Casinos might be able to donate a hotel package for the benefit he was planning. Emery immediately offered to personally donate a trip to Disney World for the family. Emery’s offer was accepted, but that was just the beginning.

Emery went to work, mobilizing the Tribal Council of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and the general managers at the three St. Croix Casinos. A full-scale fundraiser, co-sponsored by Zia Louisa’s and the St. Croix Casinos, was born. “For us, it was all about Alannah and her family,” Emery said. “The St. Croix Casinos set a minimum fundraising goal of $10,000 but hoped that community response would help us raise a lot more than that.” The casinos’ part in the fundraiser took place over 19 days in September. The three casinos sold a special turkey wrap sandwich for $3, gave guests slot match play for donating cash, sold Alannah Gillis wristbands for $2 and donated a quarter from each domestic beer sale, with all the proceeds going to Alannah’s family. The fundraiser culminated in a bike run and benefit spaghetti dinner/auction/raffle at Zia Louisa’s on Sept. 22. People from all over the Midwest, many of them strangers to the Gillis family, contributed to the fundraiser at the St. Croix Casinos. And the wide net of community involvement broadened even farther on the day of the Sept. 22 benefit. “Ninety percent of the people who attended our benefit were strangers to me,” said Alannah’s mother Angela Peterson. “For one day, we were all part of a larger community, helping one another.” Emery echoed Peterson’s comments. “It was wonderful to see all of us, native and non-native, work together for a common cause,” he said, “because when you get down to it, we are all one.” On Sept. 22, Native American singers sang songs of healing, and people from the Webster area feasted on spaghetti and bought raffle

Alannah Gillis (front), surrounded by her parents, Angela Peterson and Steve Gillis, her grandmother, Sherry Gillis, and her baby brother, Gunner, presents the $17,700 donation for the St. Croix Children and Families Fund to Shannon Lowe of the St. Croix Tribe. – Photos submitted

tickets. Everyone worked together help Alannah and her family. Remember that $10,000 goal set by the three casinos? What happened was remarkable in every sense of the word. The casinos’ contribution to Alannah’s fundraiser totaled $87,236. The funds collected at the Sept. 22 benefit brought the grand total to more than $98,000. End of story, right? Instead, just the beginning. That’s when Alannah went to work to change lives, first by capturing the hearts of the staff and her fellow patients at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., where she was undergoing treatment, then by donating funds to Star Studio, the Children’s Hospital in-house TV channel. “Kids who are receiving chemo and other treatments at Children’s love the TV channel,” Alannah’s mother said. “They can watch programs geared to them and play games to win prizes.” When Alannah found out that the channel had temporarily run out of prizes, she donated all of the proceeds from her fundraiser’s wristband sales to Star Studio. For more information on Alannah’s donation to the Children’s Hospital, check out blog/kidshealth/2012/10/generosityacts-of-kindness-cancer-diagnosis. Alannah wasn’t finished paying it forward: On Nov. 7, she donated $17,700 back to the Children and Families Fund of the St. Croix tribe. Alannah’s donation will help to fund two Christmas parties for more than 600 St. Croix tribal children. For Alannah, giving back is who she is. “I like to be nice,” Alannah said. Her mother said it better: “She’s just beyond thoughtful. The word ‘thoughtful’ doesn’t even cover it. She has the biggest heart of any kid and adult I know.”

There’s an old saying that what goes around comes around: There’s good news on the recovery front. Alannah’s treatments are working. Her cancer cell levels have dropped 85 percent since her diagnosis in August, but there’s still a long way to go. She has undergone four rounds of chemotherapy and started her fifth round of chemotherapy on Nov. 9. So far, chemotherapy hasn’t slowed Alannah down. Most children who had undergone four rounds of chemotherapy would be essentially bedridden and would be receiving nutrition through feeding tubes. Not Alannah. On Nov. 7, the day that Alannah made Christmas a lot happier for the children of the St. Croix tribe, she was sitting at a table at Zia Louisa’s eating pizza and drinking kiddie cocktails while considering where her next charitable contribution could be made. Alannah still faces challenges: Once her chemotherapy treatments are finished, she will need surgery to remove her brain tumor. She’s not asking for help from anyone, but the community that has come together to support her is still actively fundraising for the Gillis family. Donations are being accepted at any U.S. Bank under the Benefit for Alannah Gillis account. To check on the progress of Alannah’s treatment and to read more about this remarkable young lady, visit her CaringBridge Web site at caringbridge. org/visit/alannahgillis. But be forewarned: She just might change your life. submitted

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Unity Community Education To register for the following classes/events, please call or e-mail the community ed office, 715-825-2101, Ext. 1560. Share something you love doing. Do you have a skill or special knowledge of something that you enjoy sharing with others? How about teaching a community ed class to share what you know? Call Unity Community Ed and let’s talk. Ongoing classes Water aerobics/aqua Zumba. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Six-week sessions begin Jan. 8, Feb. 19, April 2 and May 14. Enjoy Aqua Zumba on Tuesdays and regular water aerobics on Thursdays. Please write check out to WITC. For 12 classes: $52 or $28 for seniors age 62 and better. For six classes: $28 or $16 for seniors age 62 and better. Red Cross swim lessons: Lessons are offered twice per year – Mid-July for two full weeks and Saturdays for six weeks during the

winter months. Classes available: Infants – for ages 6 months to 3 years, parent or guardian gets in the water with child; preschoolers – ages 3-5 and Red Cross levels 1-6 – for students ages 5 and up. Class dates and times, when established, will be placed the community education Web site and in the Eagles’ Nest newsletter. Basic education for adults. Classes are held at the Polk County Job Center in Balsam Lake: Tuesdays, 1–4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 1–4 p.m. and Thursdays, 12:30–3 p.m. Cost: Free, please register by calling Polk County Job Center at 715-485-3115. Instructor: Becky Peterson. Zumba (Latin dance fitness). Mondays and Wednesdays, ongoing, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Six classes for $30 or 12 classes for $54, payable to instructor. Location: Auditorium (mostly). Instructor: Michelle Flaherty, licensed Zumba instructor.

Book Discussion: “Spirit-controlled Temperament: Strength for Every Weakness” by Tim LaHaye. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the high school, Room 128. Instructor: Susan Brandt. The class is free, but please register by calling Unity Community Ed. You’ll need to purchase a copy of the book prior to the first class. Yoga for the Voice. First class is free on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Regular classes will be Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., in the elementary music room. Cost: $60, payable to community education. Instructor: Lia Falls, she is a graduate of the Vox Mundi Project, Yoga of the Voice certificate program. DNR snowmobile safety certification. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22, 23 and 24, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $10, please make checks payable to the WI DNR. Please preregister by contacting Unity Community Education. Please obtain your nine-digit DNR customer number prior to the first night of

class. Instructor: Officer Jeffery Hahn and crew. Seven things you didn’t know about your iPhone. Monday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m., high school, Room 128. Cost: $15, registration to community education. Seniors 62-plus $10. Instructor: Pat McElhone. Mosaic birdfeeder. Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28, 6-9 p.m., in the high school art room. Cost: $35 per student, payable to community education, plus $23 material fee, playable to instructor on first night of class. Preregistration is necessary. Instructor: Peggy Ingles. Mosaic wall mirror. Thursdays, April 4 and 11, 6-9 p.m., in the high school art room. Cost: $35 per student, payable to community education, plus $19 material fee, payable to instructor on first night of class. Registration and payment deadline Monday, Feb. 18. Instructor: Peggy Ingles.

Frederic Middle and High School honor roll A honor roll Sixth grade Sydney Domagala, Colin Jeske and Kalyn Miller. Seventh grade Sarah Backlin, Shelbi Root and Derek Steele. Eighth grade Madeline Ammend, Brittany Dohm, Andrew Hochstetler, Bailey Hufstedler, Kaila Jeske, Karli Kelton and Shylie King. Freshmen Emily Amundson, Julia Buck, Ann Chenal, Kendra Erickson, Christopher Kuechemeister, Jenna Laqua, Kinzie Matz, Nicole Nelson, Michael Sventek and Sarah Wells. Sophomores Eric Chenal, David Lindberg, Abeni Lundeen-Brooks, Zane Matz, Mark Olson and Zachary Williamson.

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Ashton Sventek and Theodore Tietz. Seventh grade Shyla Baker, Jenna Burton, Cassidy Chenal, Colton den Hoed, Kayla Evans, Hope Goebel, Jennifer Hill, Trent Kuechenmeister, Jasmine Marcyan, Alexis Mcleod, Brant Mcleod, Emila Morales, Brenton Nelson, Chonlada Saengthaweep, Caleb Schott, Heath Tietz and Taylor Zenzen. Eighth grade Michaela Eliason-Kurkowski, Mason Gustafson, Peter Lund, Yesenia Morales, Kyle Olson, Benjamin Phernetton, Brock Phernetton, Mark Siebenthal, Stacy Tido, Jonah Tinman and Alex Vossen. Freshmen Elizabeth Aleshire, Jonathon Erickson, Kyle Knauber, Samantha Penberthy and Hunter Schmidt.

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LUNCH Entrees: Choose 1 - Spaghetti hotdish, hot bun OR ham/cheese on a bun, green beans, mandarin oranges, grapes.


Egg muffin.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Lunch Brunch: French toast, cheese omelet, sausage, beans, strawberries, applesauce, fresh fruit & veggies.

BREAKFAST Muffins, juice and milk. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, brown rice, assorted veggies, green beans, fresh fruit, tropical fruit.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Sub sandwich, soup, crackers, shredded lettuce, spinach, sliced tomatoes, assorted veggies, steamed peas.

BREAKFAST Mini pancakes, juice and milk. LUNCH Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, whole-grain roll, corn, assorted veggies, Romaine/spinach salad, fresh fruit, peaches.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Cheese enchilada, black/refried beans, shredded lettuce/tomatoes, assorted veggies, fresh fruit, apples & oranges.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Chicken patty on a bun, potato wedges, steamed peas, spicy apples. Alt.: Cheeseburger.

BREAKFAST French toast sticks. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, tater tots, baked beans, mandarin oranges. Alt.: Pizza dippers with marinara sauce.

BREAKFAST Cheese omelet and 1 slice of toast. LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, lettuce salad, garlic toast, broccoli, pears. Alt.: Chicken Alfredo.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait and 1 slice of toast. LUNCH California burger, potato salad, green beans, applesauce. Alt.: Veggie wrap.

BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, potatoes and 1 slice of toast. LUNCH Pepperoni pizza, spring mix salad, corn, peaches. Alt.: Egg salad sandwich.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Ham/potato au gratin, whole-grain dinner roll, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Whole-grain waffles. LUNCH Hamburger/bun, potato rounds, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Yogurt parfait. LUNCH Spaghetti/sauce/noodles OR yogurt, bread stick, green beans, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Lumberjack. LUNCH Taco in a bag, roasted chick peas, veggies, fruit and milk.

BREAKFAST Mini pancakes. LUNCH Barbecues, bun OR PBJ Uncrustable, baked beans, chips, veggies, fruit and milk.

LUNCH Chili, corn bread muffin with honey butter, spinach salad, pears, apple.

LUNCH Barbecue pork riblet, whole-wheat bun, baked beans OR Calico bean hotdish, whole-wheat roll, salad, mandarin oranges, apple.

LUNCH Baked potato bar, shredded cheddar cheese, cooked broccoli & cauliflower OR beef barley soup with veggies, salad, crackers, applesauce, banana.

LUNCH Sloppy joe, whole-wheat bun, seasoned black beans, cooked carrots, pineapple, apple.

LUNCH Chicken fillet, whole-wheat bun, Romaine, sliced tomatoes, raw broccoli, raw carrots, fresh fruit.


Siren honor roll A honor roll Seventh grade Amanda Close, Dolan Highstrom, Noah Koball, Abby Kosloski, Benjamin Lemieux, Sarah Shaffer, Amy Stanford and Austin Tinman. Eighth grade Riley Anderson, Patricia Close, Kayla Eideh, Seth Guertin and Makayla Staples. Freshmen Caitlynn Daniels, Aubriannah Larson, Aaron Ruud, Hannah Skold, Elizabeth Stanford, Emily Stiemann and Alexandra Webster. Sophomores Emily Howe, Harriet Koball and Nathan Martin.

Juniors Sarah Baldauf, Mackenzie Brown, Whitney Krogstad-Yambrick, Devan Pavlicek, Lucas Stiemann and Kristina Weishaupl. Seniors Elizabeth Brown, Brittany Coulter, Raven Emery, Mackenzie Erickson, Angela Honeysett, Matthew Larson and Dennis Livingston. B honor roll Seventh grade Tyler Anton, Nicole Dalsveen, Dominic Dugger, Kohl Kettula, Benjamin Kopecky, Dugan Mattson, Logan Meagher, Leigha Priske-Olson and Mandy Trenter.

Eighth grade Payton Decorah, Desirae Doan, Abby Good, Samantha Kosloski, Tanner Lee, Max Lindquist, Bailey Mangen, Brady Mangen, Haley Peterson, Sampson Richter, Kaylin Ritchey, Heather Struck, Bayzhia Taylor and Autumn Tinman. Freshmen Keenan Cook, Michelle Dalsveen, Madeline Doty, Alexi Gloodt, Wyatt Honeysett, Laurel Kannenberg, Maggie O’Malley, Toni Peterson and Michael Staples. Sophomores Casey-Jean Brown, Jeffrey Carroll, Haylee Doriott, Zoe Emery, Bryce Highstrom, Daine Jewell, Mercedes Moody, Kristy Nyman and Hope Peterson.

Juniors Tristan Alden, Corey Bauer, Austin Bruss, Haley Coulter, John D’Jock, Courtney Fischer, Carly Good, Trishia Harrison, Amber Moore, Marina Shokel, Marieke Siegemund, Mackenzie Smith, Jessica Strabel and Jade Taylor. Seniors Nicholas Baker, William Barr III, Coty Benjamin, Kyaisha Kettula, Joshua Lemieux, Rueben Mixsooke Jr., Trevor Tomczak, Samuel Vasatka, Mathew Wampfler and Hunter Wikstrom.

CHURCH NEWS News from Bone Lake Lutheran Church

Blaze orange was the color of the day when new members joined Bone Lake Lutheran Church last Nora Manette Bohn was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Bone Sunday, Nov. 18. New members are DJ, Julie, James and Jacob Pedersen; Marilyn Berg; Dick and Lake Lutheran Church. Her parents are Laura and Justin Bohn. Her sponsors are Lynda Olds; Suzy Matusiak; Kari, Chris and Gage Steffen; Christina and Gavin White (missing from the Shawna Johnson and Jon Memmer. picture are Nathan and William White).

The Bone Lake Lutheran Quilters made over 100 quilts for Lutheran World Relief this past year. The quilts were blessed during worship on Sunday, Nov. 11. Bone Lake Lutheran Church is located five miles east of Luck on Hwy. 48, then south one-half mile on CTH I. Sunday school for children and adults starts at 9 a.m., worship is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. LEFT: Bishop Duane Pederson, of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, was the guest preacher at Bone Lake Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 18. He is shown with Pastor Mary Ann Bowman who has been chosen from the synod to teach biblical studies and theology in Malawi, Africa, next July. Malawi is the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin’s companion synod. Pastor Mary Ann and colleague Pastor Gerd Bents from Eau Claire will teach at the Pastor’s Academy in Lilongwe, the capital city. Fifty pastors from all over Malawi will be in attendance at the academy for this continuing education event. – Photos submitted

Zion Lutheran Church events

Zion Lutheran sent off 32 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year. The picture is of the Zion Shown (L to R): Mike Sands, Shelley Sands (godparents), Jackson Pickerign (held by kids around the boxes. The quilt is also one of several that the Zion ladies are donating to Serenity Shelley), Pastor Mike Fisk, Andrea Pickerign and Pat Pickerign. House. – Photos submitted



David R. Mikkelsen

LaVerna Elaine Kjer Petersen

Robert Norman Beyer

David R. Mikkelsen, 70, a resident of Luck, died Nov. 12, 2012. David was born on April 19, 1942, in Amery, to proud parents Richard G. and Lillian (Hansen) Mikkelsen. David served in the United States Air Force for eight years including serving two tours in Vietnam before his honorable discharge in 1968. David married Linda Montgomery on June 28, 1969, at the Woodland Wesleyan Methodist Church in Cozy Corners. David worked in Minneapolis and on the Iron Range as a journeyman plumber for many years. David was a member of the Plumbers Union No. 15. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and camping. He was a strong advocate for veterans rights. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his twin sister, Karen (Ron) Raum; special cousin, Carl (Diane) Hansen; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, a nephew, along with other relatives and many friends. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 15, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Luck with Pastor Rob Lubben officiating. Music was provided by Sharon Pilsner and Carol Winchell. Interment took place at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

LaVerna Elaine Kjer Petersen, 86, resident of Frederic, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Comforts of Home in Frederic. She was born on Sept. 25, 1926, to Henry and Louise Kjer of Milltown. They lived on their farm on Hwy. 35 just outside of Milltown until 1939. They moved to Milltown and she entered eighth grade at the Milltown Grade School. She completed the seven years of grade school at Fairview Country School. She graduated from Milltown High School in 1944. After high school, she did apprenticeship at the beauty shop in Milltown and became a beautician. In 1948, she started work at the Frederic Clinic and continued there for 26 years. On Sept. 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Willis Petersen of Cushing. They made their home in Frederic. Willis worked for Marvel Gas of Frederic. In 1962, Willis started his own propane gas plant in Luck. In a few years following, LaVerna left the clinic and did the office work at their propane business in Luck, but they continued to live in Frederic. They sold their businesses in 1973. She worked at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church as a secretary for 14 years. LaVerna was chosen as a grand officer for the Grand Chapter of Order of Eastern Star of Wisconsin in 1978 and held the office as Grand Adah 1978 into 1979. She and Willis traveled in Wisconsin for that year. LaVerna was active in her church, Pilgrim Lutheran in Frederic, a member of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary and secretary for the Maple Grove Cemetery Association of Frederic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, in January 2003; and her parents, Henry and Louise Kjer. She leaves to mourn two cousins, Donna (Ed) Wilson of Menomonie Falls and Harry (Arlene) Collin of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; and the nieces and nephews of Willis, Kathy (Ronald) Hanson of Luck, Randy (Chris) Petersen of Luck, Sonja (Tom) Richards of Florida, Kent (Rachel) Petersen of Luck and their families and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic on Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Rev. Paul Peterson officiating. Music was provided by vocalist Karen Swanberg and organist Dana Peterson. La Verna was laid to rest next to husband, Willis, at Milltown Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers assisting were Bruce Potter, Doug Clausen, Phil Knuf, Dean Daniels, Lowell McFetridge and Milt Daeffler. Honorary pallbearer was Ray Drews. Online condolences may be left at Please refer to this Web site for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Robert Norman Beyer, 93, Luck, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls. He was born on Jan. 21, 1919, in Clear Lake, to Henry and Alice (Asp) Beyer and grew up in the Clear Lake area. He first worked at a gas station and then drove a candy delivery truck. He later started a cattle station and sold eggs, chickens and bought and sold calves and cows while driving a three-county area. He was the chief of police in Luck for 13 years, and after leaving the police force, he started back with the cattle work until his retirement at age 85. Robert was united in marriage to Viola Vivian Johnson and to this union two children were born. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Viola; brother, Orville; and sisters, Janette Johnson, Norma Karis and Allegra Little. He is survived by his children, Robert J. (Kathy) Beyer and Barbara Carol Finch; three grandchildren, Jerry Robert Beyer, Michael Lewis and Donald Louis Finch; five great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandsons and three step-great-greatgranddaughters; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery. A visitation will be held the hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Amery Cemetery. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit The Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery was entrusted with arrangements.

John W. Garbow John W. Garbow, 58, Sandstone, Minn., passed away on Nov. 12, 2012. John was born Oct. 23, 1954, in Frederic, to parents Leona Staples and George Garbow. He enjoyed many activities such as playing softball, cards, shooting pool and listening to music. He was a happy-go-lucky person who loved life and was always willing to help people out. John was preceded in death by his father, George; his mother, Leona; and his sister, Linda Morgan. He is survived by his brothers, David (Pam) Staples, Rick (Rosetta) Garbow and George Garbow Jr.; his sisters, Joanne (Bill) Garbow and Judy (Mark) Swanson; along with numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. A funeral service for John was held Friday, Nov. 16, at the Danbury Tribal Hall with Lee Staples officiating. Interment followed at Danbury Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frankie Huber, Noah Martinez, Donald Songetay, Ronald Audie, Larry Livingston and Perry Staples. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Swanson, Richard Matrious and Billy Nail. Online condolences can be made at The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, in Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

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James D. Falk James D. Falk, 74 passed away Oct. 1, 2012, at the Reno, Nev., VA, with wife Beverly; daughter Tami and Tami’s husband; David; and friends, Craig, Debra, Bob, Judy, Jana, Gene and Reggie. Jim is survived by sons Colby and Jeremy; sister Janet (Vern) Showalter of Kingsland, Texas; stepchildren Patricia, Dawn and Erik, Michelle and Chris, Tami and David, and David and Cheryl. “Grandpa Jim” will be missed by grandchildren Colson, Ali, Ben, Riley, Cami, Hattie and Nina. Jim was preceded in death by parents Conrad and Louise (Smith) Falk. A graduate of Johnson High School, Jim served in the U.S. Army 2nd Recon Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry in Germany. He attended Macalester College and was a businessman in Olympia, Wa., and the St. Paul area where he was active in the Jaycees and Winter Carnival. An agrodendrological engineer, he loved his tree farm, hunting and fishing. Jim’s team of senior trapshooters were award winners. Jim loved exploring Mexico, Canada and especially the USA. Gratitude is extended to the medical and nursing staff at the Reno, Nev., VA who provided wonderful, loving, respectful care. The Reno VA will have a memorial service in November. A celebration of life will occur Dec. 1, at the community center in Cushing, from 1-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cushing Gun Club, the Cushing post of the American Legion or the MS Society in Reno.

Ferne Baker Ferne Baker, 98, Frederic, died Nov. 19, 2012, at the Christian Community Hme in Osceola. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., at the Edling Funeral Home in Grantsburg. A full obituary will be published in a later edition. The Edling Funeral Home, Grantsburg, was entrusted with arrangemnts.

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We miss his hearty laughter and how he liked to drive his Ford tractor. The twinkle in his bright blue eyes when the white-tail deer he was after. God took him but left us with these memories so dear.

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those who survived suffered from the extreme cold and from hunger. By the next fall, they had recovered somewhat, but not fully. They still faced many dangers, hunger, disease and the uncertainty of the coming winter’s provisions. Yet they set aside a time to give thanks to God for the little they had. The story about the pilgrims reminds me of the people in Mexico I encountered while on a short-term mission trip there. Ministering to the poorest of the poor, our group offered the people small gifts—dollar store items like socks, pencils, toothpaste and shampoo. To the children we gave small toys. Many had never received a gift before. These people lived in shacks made of dismantled wooden pallets or card-

perspectives Sally Bair

A grateful heart Thanksgiving Day is a day not only to watch football and enjoy a sumptuous meal with family, it is a day to remember our country’s spiritual roots. The first emigrants, the pilgrims who had fled persecution for their Christian faith, suffered much during their first winter at Plymouth Colony. Most of them died of starvation or disease, and

Sense of gratitude not always easy to express Q: I really struggle to have a positive outlook and always seem to dwell on the negative aspects of life. Is there something I can do to help me be more positive about things? Jim: Does it sound trite and perhaps cliched to suggest that you “count your blessings” whenever you’re feeling negative? Perhaps, but in all honesty, that’s a good approach. In a few days, you’ll likely be sitting down with family or friends to have Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re like many folks, you’ll spend some of that time reflecting on the blessings you’ve been given and expressing gratitude for the good things in life. We would suggest that a strong antidote to negativity would be to adopt an attitude of thanksgiving throughout the year. Don’t save it all for just one day. Of course, there may be specific events or relationships in your life that are contributing to your negative feelings. We certainly wouldn’t suggest that you sweep those under the rug. It’s also possible that persistent, pervasive feelings of negativity could be related to clinical depression or some other physiological issue.

Jim Daly

Focus on the Family

Juli Slattery

If you feel that might be the case, we’d encourage you to confide in a friend, a pastor or even a professional counselor. Visit to speak with one of our staff counselors and to get a referral to a counselor in your area. ••• Q: My child is constantly getting in trouble for talking in class and generally being unruly. How can I help him understand that the talking is excessive and that it is important to be selfcontrolled? Jim: This question is tailor-made for Focus on the Family’s executive director of Parenting and Youth, Leon Wirth. Leon: It’s rare for a child who is compliant and well-behaved at home to become defiant and uncooperative in other settings. There may be a number of factors and issues contributing to your son’s behavior. You didn’t go into detail, but is it possible he has the same problem with disruptive behavior at

board and patched pieces of tin. They pulled hand carts to get their daily water supply. They had no indoor plumbing, no medical care or insurance, no schools nearby. Most of the children could neither read nor write. When we gave them their small gifts, you’d have thought they’d been handed a million dollars. The joy and gratitude they felt exploded on their faces and in their bodies. That’s what God wants of us, too—to explode with thanksgiving and gratitude for all he’s given us, no matter what our life circumstances are. We have a loving, merciful God. We live in a country that is free of the restraints faced by many other countries, rich in the bounty that makes our lives comfortable and beautiful to behold. How

can we not be thankful? As the pilgrims sat outside around their crude tables laden with simple fare, they might have recited Colossians 3:16. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” While we sit around our own table in our warm house and view the abundant food before us, may we too express heartfelt gratitude to God, our provider. Lord, we give you thanks—not just today but every day—for your goodness and love. Give us the will and desire and remembrance to always be thankful. Amen. Mrs. Bair may be reached at

home that he does at school? If so, it’s possible that he’s picking up a pattern at home of others giving in to his demands and allowing him to have his way when he resists your authority. Once he’s at school, he finds himself in a situation where this mode of operation no longer works for him, where he’s expected to obey adults and follow the rules. Kids used to having few limits at home usually don’t like having limits set on their behavior elsewhere. On the other hand, if your son is wellbehaved at home, it’s possible you’ve been too strict with him. His compliance at home may simply be for the sake of avoiding harsh punishment. Under this scenario, your son may not have internalized the character traits you’ve been attempting to teach. Once outside the home, in a less rigid environment, he may be “letting loose” and misbehaving in ways he couldn’t at home. There are other possibilities and factors to consider: the negative influence of a classmate, possible attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and so on. You alone are in a position to decide which of these hypothetical situations applies. But as a first step, we’d encourage you to take the time to carefully self-examine your parenting practices. Whatever your style, it’s important to provide a healthy balance between love

and limits. Are you affirming and rewarding your child for good behavior, as well as punishing him for negative behavior? Are you helping him to develop compassion and understanding for others rather than simply adhering to a strict set of rules and regulations? A thoughtful assessment of your parenting approach may do wonders. ••• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the “Focus on the Family” radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of “Focus on the Family,” author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. Submit your questions to: Copyright 2012 Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Distributed by Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-581-7500. This feature may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without written permission of Focus on the Family.

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST - FREDERIC 609 Benson Road; Pastor Curtis Denney Sat. Worship 11 a.m.; Sabbath Schl. 9:30 a.m. ALLIANCE


ALLIANCE CHURCH OF THE VALLEY 1259 Hwy. 35 S., St. Croix Falls Senior Pastor Gary Russell Sunday Worship: 9 & 11 a.m.



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


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

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

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

BETHANY LUTHERAN - SIREN Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor Paul Peterson, Cell # 715-566-3758 Pastoral Serv. 715-349-5280 Sun. Worship - 8:30 a.m,; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.

BETHESDA LUTHERAN - DRESSER (LCMC) Pastor Peter Rimmereid, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.; Education Hr. 9:40 a.m.; Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.;

BONE LAKE LUTHERAN Pastor Mary Ann Bowman, 5 mi. E. of Luck on Hwy. 48, 1/2 mi. S. on I; Office - 715-472-2535 Pastor - 715-472-8153, 9 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays

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

CLAM FALLS LUTHERAN (AALC) Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt 715-327-4461 Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Communion 1st Sun.

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

FAITH LUTHERAN - GRANTSBURG Mark Hendrickson, Interim Pastor, 715-463-5388 Worship 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 10:45 a.m.

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

MILLTOWN LUTHERAN 113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship (begins May 27)

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

NORTH VALLEY LUTHERAN Pastor Maggie Isaacson, 715-825-3559 3 mi. W. of Milltown on “G” Sunday Worship - 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday Worship 6:30 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


PILGRIM LUTHERAN - FREDERIC (ELCA) Pastor Paul Peterson 507 Wisconsin Ave. N., 715-327-8012 Sun. Worship - 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 2nd Sundays

REDEEMER EV. LUTHERAN (Wisconsin Synod) Pastor Gene DeVries 200 N. Adams St., St. Croix Falls Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School - 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


877 190th Ave., CTH G, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 715-857-5580, Parsonage - 715-822-3001, TR Office - 715-822-3001 Wor. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st & 3rd Sun. of each month

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



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

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY LUTH. - ELCA CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Pastor Bill Schroeder Sun. Worship 10 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.

LAKETOWN LUTHERAN - CUSHING Pastor Dorothy Sandahl, Sun. Wor. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 10:30 a.m.

LUCK LUTHERAN Pastor Ralph Thompson - 715-472-8424; 510 Foster Ave. E.; Office 715-472-2605; (Sept.-May) Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.

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



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

Pastor Father Michael J. Tupa, 715-866-7321 Cedar & Muskey Ave. - Webster Mass Sun 10 a.m., Wed. 5:30 p.m. (Sept-May), Fri. 9 a.m. (Summer)

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




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


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

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


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

2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Andrea Fluegel Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

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



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



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

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Pastor Freddie Kirk, 715-485-3363 Sunday Worship - 8:30 a.m.

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



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

Rev. Rexford D. Brandt 447 180th St., Osceola, 715-294-2936 Sept. 16, 2012 - June 2, 2013 Sun. Wor. 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Communion first & third Sunday of the month



Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sunday Wor. 8 & 10 a.m.; Thursday Wor. 7 p.m. Communion - 1st & Last Sunday

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

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


LAKEVIEW UNITED - HERTEL LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.

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

OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST; 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Mark Gilbert Sunday Early Risers Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.; Holy Communion 1st Sunday

ST. CROIX FALLS UNITED METHODIST Rev. Mike Weaver Sunday Worship Service - 10 a.m. Sunday School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available

ST. LUKE UNITED - FREDERIC 100 Linden Street, Frederic Pastor “Freddie” Kirk, 715-327-4436 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

SIREN UNITED METHODIST Rev. Gil White, Sr. Pastor Rev. Thomas Cook, Assoc. Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Wor. - 10:15 a.m. (Nursery available)

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

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


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

SIREN COVENANT 7686 Lofty Pines Drive, Siren, 715-349-5601 Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

UNITED COVENANT - CLEAR LAKE Pastor Dan Pearson Sunday School 8:45 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. CATHOLIC


ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Rev. William Brenna, 715-247-3310 255 St. Hwy. 35, East Farmington Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m.

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

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

OUR LADY OF THE LAKES Balsam Lake - 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.

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

ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times




Rev. Thomas E. Thompson, 715-327-8119 Mass: Sun. 8:30 a.m.

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

ST. ANNE PARISH Rev. Andy Anderson, 715-247-3310 139 Church Hill Rd., Somerset Mass Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m.

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

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC Rev. William Brenna 255 E. 10th Ave., Osceola, 715-294-2243 Masses: Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m.

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





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

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







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

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



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




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




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

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

CROSSWALK COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W, Frederic Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services

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

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


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

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




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



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

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


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

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

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





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

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



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

FIRST BAPTIST - MILLTOWN Pastor Marlon Mielke, 715-825-3186 Sunday Schl. 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m.

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

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

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

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY - AMERY Interim Pastor Craig Jorgenson Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Children’s Church: K to 6th Grade 201 Hwy. 35, Dresser (formerly The Boulevard) Pastor Tony Minell, 715-417-1982; Office 715-417-0945 Sunday Wor. 9:30 a.m.; Nursery available.

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

NORTHERN PINES QUAKER MEETING 715-866-5016 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting.

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



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

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

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Students of the Week GRANTSBURG


Joshua White has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade and the son of Ashley Fjorden and Josh White. Joshua is a very bright kid who excels in problem solving and loves to draw. He really enjoys riding his bicycle and playing during recess with his friends. He is an avid “Star Wars” fan and his favorite book is "The Lorax." When Joshua grows up he would like to be a football and soccer player.

Kalyn Miller has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Katie Hicks and Brady Robertson. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, softball and dance. She is also involved with her church. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends and spend time with family. She would like to be an obstetrician. She is a great student who works very hard. She works well with others and is always very polite and respectful.

Ann Chenal has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. She is a freshman and the daughter of Dave and Brenda Chenal. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball and traveling volleyball. She is also involved in book club, religious education, class president and baby-sitting. She enjoys drawing, reading, skiing, running and weight lifting. Ann is a very good student and earns good grades. She is friendly and willing to help others.

Alexandra Kammeyer has been chosen Grantsburg Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in second grade and the daughter of Jeff and Carissa Kammeyer. Alex has such a great attitude about school. She is always eager to participate and learn. She is an excellent listener too. She always knows what is next and you only have to tell her the directions once. Alex is willing to help others and is very kind to all of her classmates.


Alexis Greener has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in the fourth grade and is the daughter of Tanya and Craig Lundeen. She is friendly, works hard and has good manners. She follows school rules and is responsible about her assignments. She enjoys reading “Magic Treehouse” books, being with her family and writing stories.

Sarah Morley has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Greg and Betsy Morley. She is hardworking, diligent and organized. Sarah is very kind, thoughtful and caring. She is respectful, responsible and always has a smile on her face. She is involved in volleyball, fornesics, International Club and Link Group. She would like to become a teacher.


Jack Johansen has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Kyle and Heather Johansen. He is a student who has a great attitude, works hard and is very helpful. He is involved in confirmation, piano, band, basketball, baseball and football. He enjoys shooting bow, playing outside, playing basketball, golf and biking.

Tanner Nielsen has been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. He is a sophomore and the son of Steven and Joelle Nielsen. He is an exceptional student. He is gifted in music and gladly accepts any new challenge. He takes the initiative to learn outside of school and always puts forth his best effort. He is involved in drama club, art club, band and plays golf. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing music and building things at the farm.

Summer Cole has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in second grade. She moved to St. Croix Falls from Osceola and is very happy to be here. At home, she lives with her mom and her little sister. They like to watch movies together. At school, she likes to read, read, read! Her favorite book is "The Lorax." When she grows up, Summer wants to be a singer because she likes to sing and is very good at it.

Denae Twiest has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. She is in sixth grade and the daughter of Terry Twiest and Denise Defiel. She has two siblings, Kellie and Devann. Her pets include three dogs, four cats, two ducks and a fish. She enjoys swimming, texting and hanging out with friends. Her favorite subject is language arts because she loves reading. A teacher commented, "Denae is a very happy student who works hard in the classroom."

Dylan Lynch has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. He is a senior and the son of Geary and Michelle Lynch. Dylan enjoys music, hiking, swimming and reading. He is in basketball, football, baseball and hockey.



Rylee Nelson has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in third grade and the daughter of Jaime Nelson and Keith Nelson. She has two older sisters, Jalynn and Kristina. She is very helpful in the classroom and has been working very hard on her schoolwork. She is a very determined individual with her academics. Her favorite subjects are writing and math. She is involved in basketball and the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. She enjoys reading and playing outside with her dog, Pixie, and her sisters.

Grace Gerber has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. Grace is in sixth grade and the daughter of Ted and Kelly Gerber. She is such a positive, energetic and fun student to be around. She is a wonderful person and student. She always gives her best at anything she is working on – both in and out of class. She is always helpful and leads by example. She is active with choir and cross country in school.

Nicole Dalsveen has been chosen Siren Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Julie and Tony Dalsveen. Niki is the epitome of a well-rounded child: she's firstly a great person. Secondly, she puts in top effort academically. Finally, she fully participates in extra- and cocurriculars including sports, drama and music. Outside of school, she develops her character in family farming and 4-H.

Dennis Livingston has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. He is the son of Craig and Nora Livingston. He enjoys martial arts. He also instructs martial arts. He enjoys playing board games, watching movies and playing on the computer. He loves his mom's home cooking. He is a very respectful and kind individual who will always greet you with a warm smile and friendly hello. He works hard in the classroom and is always willing to chip in and help others.

Ava Matrious has been chosen Webster Elementary School's student of the week. She is in second grade and the daughter of Michelle and Brent Spafford and Richard Matrious. Ava is a great helper in the classroom and loves to read. Reading is her favorite subject and library time is one of the things she enjoys most in school. When not in school, Ava enjoys riding her bike and helping her grandma around the house.

Kylea Krahler has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. She is in fifth grade and the daughter of Nikki Krahler. She is a very responsible student who always completes her work and tries her hardest. She is kind to others and is helpful in the classroom. Her favorite subject is social studies. When not in school, she enjoys spending time with cousins, reading mystery or adventure books and playing softball.

Angel Christianson has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Brenda and Richard Staples. She is a motivated, hardworking and dependable student. She is responsible and always strives to do her best. She has made it to the state track and field meet every year since she was a freshman. She is involved in basketball. She is also the student representative for the Burnett County Board of Supervisors.


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Zach Collins has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in fourth grade and the son of Brian and Cindy Collins. He is a joy to have in class. He excels academically and also as a person. He is always on task and a positive role model for his classmates. Zach is a leader in his fourth-grade class and a fun guy to be around. He is willing to help out not only his classmates, but also his teacher.

Alexus Swanson has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Brandy Houman and Ben Kotval. She was chosen because she is a lovely young lady and a pleasure to have in class. She works very hard and has a positive attitude.

Tess Anderson has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. She is a junior and the daughter of Dawn Swanson and Ed Anderson. She enjoys playing tennis and is involved in 4-H. Her hobbies are horseback riding, photography, hunting and watching music videos. Her favorite high school classes are digital photography and AP European history. After high school, she plans on attending UW-River Falls and becoming a vet, due to her love of animals.


Coming events


Happenings in the Upper St. Croix Valley communities



• St. Croix Valley Orchestra concert at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3:30 p.m.



• Earth Arts Fall Salon art exhibition at ArtZ Gallery. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

• CatTown Rescue spaghetti dinner fundraiser at St. Luke’s, 4:30-7 p.m.




• Compassionate Friends, Tri-County Chapter, grief support in death of a child, at First Lutheran, 7 p.m., 715263-2739.

Clear Lake

• Free Thanksgiving dinner at Bone Lake Lutheran Church, noon. Reservations requested by Mon., Nov. 19, 715-472-2535. • Thanksgiving dinner at the senior center, noon-2 p.m., 715-866-4878.



• Cardiac support group at the medical center, 1 p.m., 715-268-0291.

• Thanksgiving feast at the community center, 3 - 6 p.m. or until gone, 715-472-2273.

FRI. & SAT./23 & 24


• Holiday house viewing. Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m., 651-465-3125,

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


Taylors Falls, Minn.



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

Taylors Falls, Minn.


• Folsom House viewing. Fri. 4-8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m., 651-465-3125,

SAT. & SUN./24 & 25 St. Croix Falls

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Festival Theatre. Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., 715-483-3387, • Artists for the Arts show and sale at Festival Theatre. Sat. noon-10 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.,

SATURDAY/24 Balsam Lake

• Art & craft sale at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Lefse demonstration at Hardware Hank, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-485-3267.

• Burnett County Poverty Task Force meeting at government center, Room 165, 1 p.m.

A November sun dips below the trees at the end of another mild day. – Photo by Marty Seeger

St. Croix Falls



• RSVP deadline for a Sense of Place Workshop at Hungry Turtle Farm. 715-268-4214.

• Parkinson’s Support Group meeting at Burnett Medical Center, 2 p.m.

• Holiday auction at Holy Trinity Methodist Church, luncheon noon, auction 1 p.m.. 715-485-3363.

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

Grantsburg Luck


• Monthly meeting of the historical society at the museum, 7 p.m.



• Christmas Expo at JJ’s, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 651-307-9811. • Christmas tree lighting at Veterans Park, 4:30 p.m.; parade 5 p.m.; Lions light display at Crooked Lake Park,, 715-349-8399.

SUNDAY/25 Taylors Falls, Minn.

• St. Croix Valley Orchestra concert at United Methodist Church, 3 p.m.


St. Croix Falls

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Festival Theatre. Thurs. 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 & 7:30 p.m. 715-483-3387,


Balsam Lake

SAT. & SUN./1 & 2


• Christmas at the Fort, 715-866-8890, Sat. 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,


• Community choir Christmas concert at Bethany Lutheran Church. Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.

• Polk County Alzheimer’s support group at social services building, 715-483-3133.

• Rivertown Holiday events and Santa at the library, senior center and overlook deck,

• Adoption support group at the Unity High School band room, 7:15 p.m. • Genealogy society meeting at the museum, speaker Mary Jane Bridge, 1 p.m.

Balsam Lake Frederic

• Poet LaMoine McLaughlin reads from “Secrets from the Wings,” at the library, 7 p.m., 715-327-4979.

Danbury Siren

St. Croix Falls

Taylors Falls, Minn.

• Folsom House viewing, 1-4 p.m.,, 651-465-3125.




• Ruby’s Pantry at the town maintenance shop, $15 donation. Open 9:30 a.m., distribution 10-11:30 a.m.


• Legion Christmas craft sale at the community center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-463-5344. • Feed My Sheep at Grace Church. Doors open 8 a.m., 715-463-5699.


• Lewis jam, bluegrass, gospel and country music at the Methodist church, 6-9 p.m. • Christmas bazaar at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.- 3p.m.


• Luck Holiday Experience. Santa at the library, 11 a.m.2 p.m.; Craft/Vendor Expo at the Lions Hall, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; art show, • Cookie walk at West Denmark Parish Hall, 8 a.m.-noon.


• Lioness lunch with Santa at the school, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Santa skate at the rink, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,, 715-349-8399. • Youth cookie walk at the United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 715-349-8249.


• Arts & crafts and bake sale at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHS Class of 1968 reunites

THURS. & FRI./6 & 7 St. Croix Falls

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Festival Theatre. Thurs. 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 p.m., 715-483-3387,


• Northwoods Flyers Experimental Aircraft Association Club meets at the government center, Rm. 165, 7 p.m. • K-6 winter program at the school, 2 p.m.


• Ruby’s Pantry at Congregational Church. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Dist. 9 a.m., $15 donation, 715-268-7390.


• Christmas at the Fort, 715-866-8890, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


• Cookie walk at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 9-11 a.m.


• Crex Meadows Nature Photography Club meets at Crex, 10 a.m.-noon, 715-463-2739. • Shakers & Movers: Humans & beavers at Crex, 1 p.m., 715-463-2739,

St. Croix Falls

• Monroe Crossing at Festival Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 715483-3387, • Hingepoint meeting for men battling sexual addictions, at River Valley Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon, 715483-5378.


AA &/or AlAnon, Polk & Burnett counties, 715-931-8262 for time/location. Amery, 715-268-8431. Divorce care support group at Apple River Community Church, 715-268-8360, 715-268-2176.

Every Monday

Indianhead Barbershop Chorus meets at the Balsam Lake old courthouse, 7:30 p.m., 715-483-9202. Baby and Me class - Amery Medical Center, 1-2 p.m. Grief Share support group at Centennial Hall, Amery, 715-268-2176 or 715-268-8360. Moms In Prayer, First Baptist, Amery, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 715-268-5408, Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday

Bingo at the Burnett County Moose Lodge, Siren, 6 p.m. Sexual assault support group, Polk County, 800-2617233 for location, 6:30-7:30 p.m Anger management group at Amery Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 715-268-4094. Domestic violence and sexual assault support group, 5:15 p.m. Call for location, 800-261-7233, Burnett County.

Every Wednesday

Women of Hope, cancer support group, at SCRMC, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 715-483-0431. Free playtime with your toddler at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,10-11:30 a.m., 715-557-0630.

Every Thursday

The Latch breastfeeding support group at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center, 10:30 a.m. - noon. 715-4830431. Play group for children and caretakers at the Burnett County Family Resource Center, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

The Webster High School Class of 1968 held their 44th-year class reunion on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Yellow River Saloon and Eatery in Webster. Shown (L to R) back row: Tanya Lindquist, Roger Tollander, Kate (Haug) Blochinger, Marty Mansfield, Ruth Ann (Liljenberg) Buskirk, Paula Daniels, Eddy Bruss, Connie (Pardun) Anderson, Dan Conroy, Robbie (Carlson) Warden, Ron Carlson and Mike Johnson. Seated: Laurel (Myers) Moser, Ervin Pardun (WHS teacher/administrator), Susan (Shinler) Shutt and Julie (Koerper) Macke. The next reunion will be in 2014. - Photo submitted

Every Friday

Domestic violence support group, 10-11 a.m. Call for location, 800-261-7233, Polk County.

Every Saturday

AA meets at the West Denmark Lutheran Church, rural Luck, 9 - 10 a.m.

Leader Nov. 21  

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