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It was a dream come true for members of the Frederic Viking football team and their fans last Saturday when they defeated the Shell Lake Lakers in overtime, 21-14, to advance to level 3 of WIAA playoffs for the first time in the school’s history. The VIkings play McDonnel Central this Saturday at Chippewa Falls. Above, Quarterback Ben Ackerley (#14) and teammate Claire Erickson (#21) celebrate after their big win at Frederic last Saturday. More in sports. - Photo by Marty Seeger

Flu felony? Editor’s note: Dr. John Ingalls and his wife, Tammy, an RN, operate the Ingalls Family Medicine Clinic in Webster. He is a regular contributor to the Leader’s Community Voices column. “Grandmother arrested for receiving flu shot.” This is not an actual headline in the local paper but could be soon. Police personnel are now literally patrolling flu shot clinics to prevent unauthorized people from receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine. Heavy-handed health-care rationing through police monitoring and government mandates make me think we are quickly arriving at the state of society portrayed in the book “1984.” I have long been interested in trends and social changes. As an active observer I try to adjust my plans and expectations to adequately meet the health-care needs of those who seek my advice. As the cost and complexity of the U.S. health-care system increases, we as health-care providers


Dr. John Ingalls have become more marginalized. In other words we have less autonomy, less input and less value. Decisions regarding your health care are being made less in the doctor’s office or hospital and more in the insurance boardroom or by government policy and mandate. The current vaccination debacle is an example of a good idea gone awry during implementation. We are confronted by a pandemic that could have been devastating but thankfully is not as severe as originally feared. The fear associated with the H1N1 virus is primarily

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Liz Stower addresses members of the Wisconsin State Legislature last Thursday, Oct. 29, thanking them for the honor they bestowed upon her late father, Harvey Stower. Liz and her sister, Kate, were presented with a plaque featuring a copy of a resolution passed Thursday, commemorating the work and life of their father, a former state legislator who represented Northwest Wisconsin. Shown (L to R): Kate Stower, Rep. Ann Hraychuck, Liz Stower (speaking), and Speaker of the Assembly Mike Sheridan, who made the introduction of the resolution and made the presentation of the award. - Special photo

Stower sisters accept honor on behalf of their father MADISON - The daughters of the late Harvey Stower were part of a special tribute to their father by legislators at the state Capitol in Madison last Thursday morning, Oct. 29. Elizabeth “Liz” and Kate Stower were guests during the special reading of a resolution, unanimously passed by the Assembly, honoring their father, Harvey, for his efforts “to create the Wisconsin Conservation Corps, support public schools and rural communities, and improve the lives of farmers, workers, motorists, veterans and people with disabilities, while also championing core humanitarian issues like hunger prevention and homelessness.” Harvey, who served in both the State Assembly and as Amery’s mayor for the past 14 years, died Sept. 29, at age 65. “My sister, Kate, and I are so honored to be here together,” Liz told the close to 100 state legislators gathered in session in the Assembly chamber. “I have fond memories of being 2 years old and running around in here. He loved the Assembly, loved the work he did and loved serving the people of Wisconsin. Thank you so much.” Liz is attending the University of Wis-

consin and plans to graduate in December. Kate attended the ceremony with her son, Adam. Kate’s husband, Joe, was unable to attend. “Fortunately, Harvey got to meet Adam,” said Rep. Ann Hraychuck, who accompanied Liz and Kate to the podium for the special honor. She said Harvey’s grandson also got to meet the bear in her office earlier that morning. “I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for their dad and my great friend, Harvey,” Hraychuck said. “He was a great mentor. And what I loved about him was that his desk was always messy, he was always a little bit late and he was always eating something he shouldn’t have, being a diabetic. We were alike.” Hraychuck said Stower never judged people, including her, and was a great coach as she made the transition from being a sheriff to a legislator. She also related some of the stories and memories that were told at Harvey’s funeral, including the story about the fundraiser and tribute held a few years ago for Harvey and his wife, Marilyn, for what they had given to the people of Amery. Those in charge of the fundraiser, Hray-

Deutsch to challenge Jauch

RICE LAKE - Citing concerns about high unemployment, high taxes and out-oftouch Madison politicians, Dane Deutsch of Rice Lake announced he will run against incumbent Bob Jauch for the 25th Dane Deutsch state Senate District. The 25th Senate District includes all of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron and Washburn counties and parts of Sawyer, Barron, Polk and Burnett counties. “Wisconsin families are very worried about losing their jobs and watch hopelessly as Madison politicians raise their taxes and drive jobs to business-friendly states,” said Deutsch, a small-business owner for more than 20 years. “As your next state senator, I will work tirelessly to keep businesses and good-paying jobs here and stop big-spending government.” According to Forbes Magazine, Wisconsin has the unfortunate rank as the third

worst state in the nation in which to do business. “Wisconsin’s worsening job climate keeps small and large businesses alike from growing or staying in our communities,” said Dane. “Once these jobs move to other states, it’s hard to get them back. We’d be better served by politicians who actually try to keep the jobs we have now with a better jobs and tax climate,” he said. This year alone, the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed over $5 billion in new taxes and fees on families and businesses to pay for a 6.8-percent increase in government spending, he said Deutsch, a former Air Force officer, and his wife, Katharine, have four adult children and one grandchild. He is the chief executive officer and owner of Deutsch’s Inc., which is composed of three companies: Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center, DCS Netlink and Leadership Management Development Center. - from the Deutsch campaign

chuck said, had to stipulate that money raised couldn’t be given directly to Harvey and Marilyn because “they’ll find someone who needs it worse and give it to them.” Marilyn Stower, who was fighting breast cancer, died a year before Harvey. Together, Hraychuck said, they were an incredible team. “Harvey and Marilyn spent their entire adult lives serving people - and I mean really serving people,” Hraychuck said. “The first domestic violence shelter was in the attic of their house in Amery - that gives you an idea of the kind of people they were.” Hraychuck said Harvey’s “leadership, compassion and humor” will be missed. “He put the bar high for ethical and moral behavior - and we should all think about that,” she said. The members of the Assembly presented a standing ovation during the tribute. A video of the presentation can be found at and a copy of the full resolution can be found at - Gary King

Latest H1N1 numbers

The latest report from the state’s H1N1 site,, shows the number of H1N1 cases reported in Polk County more than doubled in one week, while staying nearly the same in Burnett. These numbers were as of Oct. 28.

Briefly POLK COUNTY - The missing person case of 21-year-old Rose Bly of rural St. Croix Falls remains open, and for the first week in several weeks, sightings of the women by members of the public have not been called in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. All sightings have been false leads thus far. Sheriff Tim Moore reported Tuesday that he has yet to receive a final report on the analysis of Bly’s computers, but a preliminary report showed “nothing significant or new.” Bly went missing from her Wolf Creek home Aug. 21. The Grantsburg native, according to her husband, was on her way to meet a cousin at a Cushing tavern on the Friday evening she disappeared. Close relatives and friends are concerned because they believe she would never have left behind her two infant children. - Gary King ••• STATEWIDE - These days everyone is looking to save a little money, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to do just that, particularly with vehicle registration renewal. “I am continuously surprised at the number of people we see coming into the DMV customer service centers paying a $3 counter service fee to renew their vehicle registrations,” notes Kristina Boardman, director of the DMV Bureau of Field Services. “It’s more convenient and cheaper to do it online.” Online vehicle registration renewal has a transaction fee of just one dollar, and can be done from home any time of day or night. “Clearly online is the way to go if you want to save time and money,” says Boardman. DMV reminds customers that, like vehicle registration renewal, there are many other services do not require a visit to a service center and are available online. - from DMV ••• CHISAGO LAKES AREA - A public screening of the recently released climate change film “Not Evil Just Wrong,” will be held at the Wyoming Library on Monday, Nov. 16. This feature-length documentary reveals the true cost of the global warming hysteria. The event is co-sponsored by Minnesota Majority and the Stacy-Wyoming Area Taxpayers. Other area screenings of this film will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Chisago Lakes Library and Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the North Branch Library. Everyone is welcome. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at all screening events, and the film will begin showing promptly at 7 p.m. It will be followed immediately by a brief open discussion from 8:30 - 9 p.m. - submitted ••• AMERY - The Polk County Genealogy Society meeting will be held in the Amery Senior Center, 608 Harriman Ave. South, on Monday, Nov. 23. Judy Wester will present the program, Available Maps at the Polk County Museum for Genealogy Research. Tea and crumpets, coffee and conversation will be served. Members of the general public are encouraged to attend. - from PCGS ••• HAYWARD/RICE LAKE - The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of its season, “Red Cedar Symphony Presents: Music Americana!” to be held at two venues, Saturday, Nov. 14, in Hayward at the high school auditorium at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County Fine Arts Theatre. Josh Aerie will conduct the RCSO. There will be intermission music by students as well as “Best of RCSO” CDs for sale. Also, enjoy a 15-percent meal discount at Lehman’s and Adventures in Rice Lake for attendees after the concert (show your program). Please visit for further information about Red Cedar Symphony. - submitted


Tribe’s future in Beloit unknown

Ho-Chunk buys land earmarked for Beloit Project, but St. Croix, Bad River hold options

by Gary King BELOIT/HERTEL - Representatives from the St. Croix Tribe are hoping to meet this week with representatives from the Ho Chunk Tribe, which spent $4 million last week for 37 acres of cornfield near Beloit. The land was earmarked for construction of the proposed Beloit Project, an off-reservation casino and convention center the St. Croix and Bad River Band of Chippewa have been working on together with developer Kurt Carlson, the city of Beloit and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the past decade. The Ho-Chunk’s purchase - which shocked many involved in the effort doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no future in Beloit for the St. Croix and Bad River tribes. Both tribes still have options on approximately 32 acres of land in the same area of Beloit and may option more land. “It doesn’t end the Beloit Casino Project,” Joe Hunt, spokesperson for the project, told the Leader. “Certain adjustments are viable, but the main thing is that leaders - from all three tribes sit down and talk.” Hunt said that HoChunk Nation Vice President Daniel Brown concurs with the need for talks.

Brown told the Beloit Daily News this week that the Ho-Chunk has had its eye on the parcel of land “for quite some time,” moving on the purchase following the rejection of the Beloit Casino Project application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The property was held by developer Carlson. “We haven’t ruled anything out with the other tribes,” Brown said. “We’re interested in getting the leaders together for a summit,” Brown said. “We’re not closed to any partnerships. We’re open to anything at the moment.” In a news release issues last Friday, Brown stated his tribe has the better shot at getting permission to build a casino on the site. “Not only do they (Ho-Chunk) already have a an additional site guaranteed in their compact agreement with the state of Wisconsin and tribal land in reasonable proximity, they also have federally recognized aboriginal ties to Beloit and the region, which is a critically important element of casino approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.“ Brown also said the site also falls under the commutable distance guideline of 50 miles or less, the measuring point being from the tribe’s Dejope facility along Interstate 90 in Madison to Beloit. Before the talks with the city and county will begin, the Ho-Chunk must file a fee to trust, meaning the land must be placed in a trust by the U.S.


Nov. 13 critical date As the latest twist in the Beloit Casino Project unfolds, the St. Croix Tribe is preparing to argue a case before the Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals. The tribe is suing the federal government, claiming that the Bush administration’s changing of rules concerning off-reservation casino sites undermined the Beloit project and similar tribal projects across the nation. Oral arguments in the case begin Nov. 13. The federal rule, a guidance memorandum issued Jan. 3, 2008, came just prior to the Bush administration leaving office and just as the tribe’s application was entering its final stages. It established new guidelines blocking off-reservation casino projects beyond a commutable distance from tribal lands. The St. Croix argues the rule change illegally altered the basic law, which Beloit project proponents had followed for years in pursuit of the application. It also states the Interior Department lacked authority to materially change provisions in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. While the St. Croix and Bad River tribes were hoping the Obama administration would take a stand counter to the Bush ruling, there has been no such sign at this point.

Polk County begins H1N1 vaccine clinics Focus on high-risk individuals POLK COUNTY - The Polk County Health Department will be holding H1N1 vaccination clinics for individuals who fall into the priority groups. The next available clinic is Thursday, Nov. 19. An appointment is required for all clinics and can be obtained by calling the health department at 715-485-8500. Future priority group clinics will be based on demand and vaccine availability. School-based clinics that had been planned for November have been postponed until adequate vaccine is available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the production of H1N1 vaccine is slower than it anticipated. The CDC had decided to distribute limited quantities of the vaccine as soon as it is available rather than waiting to ship large quantities. This has created challenges and

frustrations for public health partners, health-care providers and the general public. However, it has allowed healthcare professionals to start protecting high risk people against the H1N1 virus as soon as possible. Wisconsin has only limited amounts of vaccine to date. Vaccine allocated to Wisconsin has been distributed throughout the state based on population. Given this current situation, H1N1 vaccine has been prioritized for high risk groups including health-care workers, pregnant women, preschool children, caregivers and household members of infants less than 6 months of age, and school-age children who have an underlying health condition that places them at increased risk of developing complications from influenza. These conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, blood disorders, suppressed immune systems, long-term aspirin use, liver and kidney disorders,

Limited amount of seasonal flu vaccine to be given

BURNETT COUNTY - A limited amount of seasonal flu vaccine has arrived at the Burnett County Health Department and will be given - along with pneumoncoccal vaccine - at the A & H Senior Center this Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is adult seasonable vaccine only. Cost of the flu vaccine is $25 and cost of the pneumonia vaccine is $45. “We are able to accept and bill traditional Medicare Part B, Medicare Ad-

vantage Plan Programs (such as Humana, Anthem and Smart Value), Medical Assistance and Medical Assistance HMO,” notes a release from the Burnett County Health Department. “Bring all insurance cards with you.” For further information and updates, please call Burnett County’s Flu Line at 715-349-7600, Option 5 or log on to the Web site - with submitted information

Work on Danbury casino may resume

DANBURY - Due to unforeseen financial costs involved in building the new casino and hotel at Danbury, the St. Croix Tribe was forced to look for other funding sources for the project over the past year. Construction on the project ceased as the financing of the project was re-evaluated by tribal officials. Work may be resuming on the project

this week pending the approval of a federal loan which would allow the tribe to finish the project, originally slated to open approximately a year ago. The St. Croix Tribe originally planned to invest approximately $29 million in the project, but the actual cost - once the project is finished - may be tens of millions beyond that figure. - Gary King

and certain neurologic and muscular disorders. With the H1N1 virus circulating throughout the county, it is important to take steps to protect yourself from and prevent the spread of influenza. These include covering your cough, washing your hands frequently especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, and staying home from work or school if you are ill. It is important that all pregnant women, children under age 2 and those with an underlying health conditions contact their physician if they develop symptoms of influenza. These individuals are at highest risk of complications from influenza and may benefit from antiviral treatment. Please visit the Polk County Flu Web site: for vaccination clinic schedules as well as the latest information on H1N1 and seasonal influenza. - from Polk County Health Department

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Levy, mill rate down at Balsam Lake

by Mary Stirrat BALSAM LAKE — Residents of the village of Balsam Lake are in for a pleasant surprise when they receive their property tax bill for next year. While property taxes for the schools, county, and most other municipalities are on an upward climb, the village of Balsam Lake has reduced both its tax levy and taxing mill rate for 2010. This decline in the mill rate, even coupled with a substantial increase in property values, will mean lower taxes for most residents. The Balsam Lake Village Board voted to approve the 2010 budget at its regular monthly meeting Nov. 2, decreasing the tax levy from last year by $17,188 to $628,402, representing a 2.66-percent decrease. Due to a 22-percent increase in property values in the village resulting from a re-evaluation of the property, the taxing mill rate will be decreasing from $6.218 per $1,000 of equalized value in 2009 to $4.95 in 2010, a drop of $1.27 per $1,000. A home valued at $100,000 last year paid $621.84 in village property taxes. With the increased valuation, the same property might be valued at $125,000 this year, and will pay $618.67 in village taxes. The $628,402 tax levy is $147,913 less than the maximum limit set by the state. The overall general fund budget,

Finance recommends closure by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – The Polk County Library may be heading for closure. The finance committee made that recommendation as part of a list of budget changes approved at its Sept. 16 meeting. But because that list was not widely circulated and the closure is not a part of the 2010 budget, there was no discussion of the topic until finance Chair Gary Bergstrom brought up the issue for clarification at the Oct. 28 finance meeting.

which does not include the library, dam maintenance, or debt service, decreased by slightly more than $45,000. This decrease is primarily due to cuts in the law enforcement budget and energy savings due to upgrades in the heating system. In addition, last year’s budget included $15,600 for a property re-evaluation that is not in the 2010 budget. On the other hand, the 2010 budget includes a $15,000 increase for the fire department and $13,000 in the culture, recreation, and education budget.

Chamber events Carl Holmgren of the chamber of commerce updated the board on upcoming events, noting that there is one event each month through January. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to town the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. They will arrive by fire truck and will be at the Book Nook on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Balsam Lake Community Christmas Dinner will be at Indianhead Supper Club on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner, Holmgren pointed out, is ending an hour earlier than usual. A freewill offering is appreciated. In January, the chamber of commerce is hosting Winterfest on Balsam Lake, including drag races, vintage snowmobile races, and an ice-fishing contest. Other

by Tammi Milberg DRESSER –The village of Dresser held its regular board meeting Monday, Nov. 2, following a budget hearing that was called to order at 6:30 p.m. The budget hearing was led by board member Greg Andrie, who explained that state revenue dropped, revenue of the community hall rental was down, and interest rates and penalties on taxes dropped. Andrie also said expenditures were in line with past practices and the village budget showed a, “Drop in taxes for the second year in a row.” The levy is reduced from the 2009 budget total of $420,633 to the 2010 levy $413,846. This makes the 2010 mill rate for the village taxpayers $6.89, down from $7.11 in 2009. In other business, the board discussed the budget item of the Polk County Tourism Committee contribution request of $732, or $1 per capita. The request is to help fund the Polk County Information Center. The board was virtually split on the decision. The budget allowed for a contribution to the Polk County tourism committee, but in the past, the board opted to contribute $250. The board agreed that $732 was steep for the

CTH I culvert The board again discussed a proposal to enlarge the culvert between the lake and the Mill Pond when the county resurfaces CTH I. The main purpose of the project would be to allow bigger boats, including pontoons, to travel under the road. The assessor, said village President Guy Williams, has estimated that the project will increase property values by about $1.4 million. Because accurate cost estimates and the impact on property values are not available at this time, which means that the tax impact is unknown, the board decided to wait for further information before making a decision on whether to proceed. The board discussed setting up a special meeting with the village assessor and the county engineer who has been looking into designing the project. Results of a survey sent to the 33 Mill Pond property owners in October to get input on the project were presented to the board. Three were not returned. The survey was in the form of a letter, which stated that the village assessor has said that property values, based on 2008 values, will increase if the project is done, but the resale value will also increase. It

also stated that the project will not affect water levels. The survey included three questions. Property owners were first asked if, should the culvert be enlarged, would they make use of it to get to the lake. Of the 30 property owners who responded, 22 said yes, and eight said no. Twenty-one said yes to the second question, which asked if they wanted it enlarged. Nine responded no to the question. The third question asked if property owners favored a larger culvert to allow pontoons from the Mill Pond to enter the lake, knowing that property taxes may increase due to increased property values. Nineteen owners said yes, 10 said no, and one did not answer. Other business • The board accepted a bid of $6,025 from Frontier Ag and Turf to purchase a demo model 2010 John Deere mower. The mower has zero hours of use on it and a two-year warranty. A second bid, from Jeff’s Small Engine of Milltown, was $5,699 for a demo 2009 Exmark with 84 hours of use on it and a three-year warranty. • The board questioned the amount of the 2010 contract with village assessor Barb Zempel, and will be discussing the increase with her before approving the contract.

Library future status unclear Background The finance committee held a long evening meeting on Sept. 16 to make a second round of budget cuts. A list titled Finance Committee recommendations as of September 16, 2009 was prepared after that meeting. The minutes for the meeting on the 16th mention the budget adjustments and state that the list is attached to the minutes. The list was not and the only circulation of the list might have occurred at the personnel committee meeting Sept. 24. The library budget includes $496,825

Dresser mill rate, levy down 4-3 vote supports dollars toward info center

events will be announced as the date approaches, he said.

village to pay. Three board members felt that the Tourism Committee is a business and should be run as a business, having those who are promoting their businesses and events to pay for those promotions. Others felt the village events are promoted and that they could help with some of the contribution, rather than the whole amount for the promotion they receive. Board member Jim Rochford Jr. made the motion to approve $250 in contribution to the Polk County Tourism Committee to help fund the Polk County Information Center. Board member Rusty Norlander seconded the motion. A vote resulted in four in favor and three opposed. The motion carried. Those in favor were Rochford Jr., Norlander, Andrie and Jim Thanig. Those in opposition were Brian Raddatz, Kristi Scheet and Rick Flandrena. Other business The board approved a cafeteria plan for employees. They also approved employees to pay 5 percent of their healthinsurance premiums with a start date of Jan. 1, 2010. The board approved a bid for the 2004 Dodge Intrepid police car. The village put the vehicle out to bid and accepted the highest bid from Wayne Skinner for $2,226. The next regular board meeting is Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

in state-required aid to municipal libraries to fund their services to resident library users who live outside village limits and do not pay for library expenses. The budget also includes $152,925 to operate the county’s central library that offers support services to the local libraries. That amount funds two full-time employees, the director and a clerk, and some part-time help. The present The central support library is not a mandated service but provides some services that must be offered by a central library or the local library. The county has the option of not operating the central library but must close the operation by a set process over a period of time.

Last Wednesday, Bergstrom asked the finance members present if the committee was still recommending closure as they stated in their Sept. 16 list. “No,” said Kathy Kienholz. “Yes,” said Brian Masters. “Yes, that was my understanding,” said Mick Larsen. (Bryan Beseler was absent.) It was noted that the library closing would take time and savings would come in the future. In addition, action to close the library must start with a county board resolution. Bergstrom concluded the discussion by saying that closure is still the opinion of the finance committee.

Retired educators to meet

ALPHA - The Polk-Burnett Retired Educators will meet at Calvary Covenant Church in Alpha, east of Grantsburg on Hwy. 70, Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m. Following the noon meal there will be a meeting and entertainment.

Please make reservations with your contact person by Monday, Nov. 9. Alma Karels, 715-689-2502, is in charge of arrangements. All retired educators, support staff and spouses are cordially invited to attend. - submitted

Scouts complete merit badge

Eight boys from St. Croix Falls Troop 160 completed their Bicycling Merit Badge. On Saturday, Oct. 17, their 50-mile bike ride was completed on the Minneapolis/Hennepin County Trails. Shown (L to R) are: Brendon Gearhart, Reagan Hoverman, Treven Gearhart, Brett Kuenkel, Nate Krenz, John Houliston and Mark Wampfler. Henry Klein also completed this merit badge. - Special photo




Trade River Winery closing affects more than the owners Business loss will be felt by many in area in various ways. by Roger Hilde TRADE LAKE—In 2001 it was a dream for Chris Wojtowicz and his partners, sister, Marge Seeger and her husband, John Seeger Jr. They were going to start a winery near Trade Lake, and along with the small, boutique-type of wines imported from all over the world which they would sell on both a retail and wholesale level, would come as close to a visit to a vineyard along the Rhine as you could get without being there. As part of the business plan, the winery also would import wine from Mendoza, Argentina, which would eventually build to nearly 19,000 liters a year. “We have an investment in the land in Mendoza and the nine varieties of grapes which are grown there, the wines are made there, and the wines are shipped up here in bulk,” explained Wojtowicz. The winery would then bottle the wine under the Trade River Wine label, either in 750 milliter bottles or bag-in-a-box containers. The winery would be located on 43 acres on beautiful Trade Lake just off Hwy. 48 as you travel between Grantsburg and Frederic. Over the years Wojtowicz and his partners, the Seegers, cleared trails throughout the woods and made them available for guests. “What makes it so elegant is the quiet beauty of the setting,” explained Wojtowicz. They created elegant patios, which were surrounded by landscaped gardens and a waterfall. They built a tasting room and gift shop, where novices to experts alike could explore a wide variety of wines. During the summer season, which ran from Mother’s Day weekend through mid-October, live music was provided from 2-5 p.m. on weekend afternoons. An attempt was made to feature local talent. The winery planted 800 cold hardy vines in four varieties within their 43 acres that will withstand the climate in this area. “It will take three to five years for the grapes to mature enough so that we can have Wisconsin-grown produced wines,” said Wojtowicz. The owners made every effort to do things the right way through the years. The winery started a “biodynamic” certification process for the property where they have planted the vines. “But it is going to take a long time,” cautioned Wojtowicz. Concern for the neighbors in this pastoral setting, led the winery to measure and establish a base level of sound on nonbusiness days and then monitor and con-

Breakaway Lutherans to hold service, Sunday SIREN - A group of local Lutherans who disagree with the recent decision by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America that includes allowing gays to serve as clergy, will hold their own church services beginning this Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m., at the high school gym. An ordained pastor will lead the service. - with submitted information

The Trade River Winery offered elegant patios, which were surrounded by landscaped gardens and a waterfall. During the summer season, live music was provided from 2-5 p.m. on weekend afternoons. An attempt was made to feature local talent. - Special photo troll their noise level during events held at the winery. The three businesses, the importing of boutique-type wines, the wholesale business importing wine from Argentina and rebottling under the Trade River label, and the winery with its retail business, all worked together over the ensuing years. Included in the retail business, the patios were made available for rental for private parties, for events such as weddings, receptions, corporate functions, fundraisers, or other events. A million-dollar building to house the businesses and to allow for events during the winter months was in the plans. All of these activities and plans needed local and county approvals and these were finally obtained in July 2009. All of this came to a crashing halt when the effect of an attachment to the budget bill passed in 2008 became fully understood. The new legislation prohibits a winery from conducting wholesale and retail businesses at the same time. They must choose to be one or the other. Further complicating the issue for the 38 wineries in Wisconsin, of which the majority are family owned, is the provision that family members cannot conduct both retail and wholesale wine businesses. John Seeger Jr. explained, “Because I own the land and am conducting a wholesale wine business, Chris cannot conduct a separate retail business at this location.” Depending upon the interpretation of the statute, Wojtowicz may not be able to conduct any wine-related business in the state of Wisconsin because his sister, Marge, is married to Seeger, who is in the wholesale business. This past summer more than 2,500 visitors came to the Trade River Winery. The Winery employed nine student part-time employees over the summer. The retail business employed an additional two fulltime employees. The new building, planned to be constructed starting

in 2010, was estimated to be between $1 million and $1.5 million. “We use all local materials and contractors in all that we do,” said Seeger. “That building will not be built,” said Wojtowicz. Because the retail business generated the lowest revenue, the partners had to make the decision to discontinue operations effective Nov. 1, 2009. “After we finally had everything in place and approved we have to give it up because of this legislation,” sighed Marge Seeger. The 11 jobs, the many suppliers we use, the caterers, the restaurants, that business will all be gone,” said Wojtowicz.

Peace activist visits TF TAYLORS FALLS - Peace in Action, along with local businesses, sponsored an appearance by peace activist Kathy Kelly on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the community center. Kelly, founder of the Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence, was well received by over 50 people at the center, said a news release from Peace in Action. “She gave a very unique personal look at damage caused by drones, from the eyes of the innocent bystanders caught up in this crazy impersonal war we are waging in Pakistan,”the release said. “Kelly said that 68 percent of the world’s weapons are produced by the United States.” Deb Wilken and Delia Jurek - the Peace Sisters performed several songs in preparation for their D.C. trip in January 2010. Helping make the appearance possible were Brink’s Market, Maker’s Market and Rocky River Bakery. Peace in Action meets the last Monday of each month at Coffee Talk in Taylors Falls. - with submitted information

Webster High School NHS inducts three new members

scholarship, service, leadership and character. Just prior to the closing of the ceremony, Tom Koelz, grandfather of one of the inductees, and himself an NHS member, spoke to the new members about the importance of being part of the NHS. He said that membership in this society tells others that this is a person who values knowledge, leads and serves others, and is a person of integrity.

by Carl Heidel WEBSTER - Webster High School’s National Honor Society inducted three new members Monday evening, Nov. 2. The ceremony welcomed Callan Brown, Nicholas Koelz and Phillip Preston into the Webster

The new members of Webster High School’s NHS are (L to R): Phillip Preston, Callan Brown and Nicholas Koelz.

Shaina Pardun (left) and Siiri Larsen (center) read the history of the Webster chapter of the NHS during the ceremony. Looking on is advisor Stefanie Janssen (right).

chapter of the NHS, which came into being earlier this year. NHS advisor Stefanie Janssen indicated that 27 students had been eligible for NHS membership, and that 11 had made application for admission. Of these, only the three inductees met all of the society’s standards for

Tom Koelz, NHS member from his middle school and also high school days, spoke to the inductees about the importance of NHS membership. – Photos by Carl Heidel


30 years of help to victims of violence CRA continues to confront abuse by Gregg Westigard MILLTOWN – Domestic abuse has been a hidden problem in our society, with battered individuals and their children hidden behind closed doors. Thirty years ago, Marilyn and Harvey Stower opened their home in Amery to abused people who needed shelter and support. The Community Referral Agency was born. There is still family violence in our society, made worse now by our economic crisis. But thanks to CRA and other groups, abuse is less hidden away. People are more aware that they have hurt and hurting neighbors. More importantly, the victims of domestic violence, the battered people, have a safe place they can go and people they can turn to for help and support. CRA is many things. It is a building where hurting people can go for safe shelter. The peaceful and secure building, with its living quarters and common space, is staffed 24/7. It is a haven for people when a crisis occurs, whenever that crisis occurs. CRA is immediate protection. But CRA is much more. It has programs that offer a helping hand to people who need help with the basics, whether that help is food and clothing now or assistance with understanding the essential tools of our society such as job applications and balanced checkbooks. CRA offers a wide array of programs that people need as they move forward with their lives. Another major objective of CRA is to increase public awareness of the social issues in our society related to domestic violence and sexual assault. It works to educate the public about an issue that occurs in each community and all types of families. Abuse victims are often isolated. CRA helps bring together the many bodies that these victims have turned to, police, the courts, clergy and social services. CRA is working to integrate this network of people, with a goal of helping victims in immediate while striving to eliminate social violence. “We are trying to end violence for all people,” CRA Executive Director Amanda Jensen says. “We are part of the Coordinated Community Response teams in Burnett and Polk counties that work together to help people.” The nonprofit organization receives much of its fund-

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Amanda Jensen is the new executive director of the Community Referral Agency. CRA, which protects victims of domestic violence while it works to eliminate violence in our communities, will host its annual social gathering Friday, Nov. 13. - Photo by Gregg Westigard ing from federal and state grants. That money is used to keep the shelter home open, as well as a support office in Siren. CRA has a staff of five full-time specialized employees with the skills needed to help people at risk at a time of crisis. And an additional five are on duty at the shelter evenings and weekends. A major part of CRA’s success comes from volunteers. People donate the things people need for daily life, clothes and household items. But they also donate their skills and talents, offering things from cooking classes to beauty makeovers to budgeting classes. Some groups have adopted bedrooms at the shelter, painting and decorating the rooms. The numbers for CRA are impressive. In 2008, CRA provided temporary shelter to 46 women and 32 children for a total of 1,587 nights. It provided 1,191 hours

by Gregg Westigard MILLTOWN – The Community Referral Agency invites the community to join in the challenges of eliminating violence and helping the victims of violence. The CRA will host its annual social gathering and fundraiser Friday, Nov. 13, at the Milltown Community Center. The event starts with a wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres social hour at 6 p.m. This is a chance to talk with the many people who have worked with CRA over the past year. The evening includes a silent auction and a live auction with many items donated. The proceeds will be used to provide programs and services to the victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Burnett and Polk counties and in the surrounding tribal communities. People are encouraged to purchase their tickets early for this event. You can call the CRA at 715-8254414 to purchase tickets and to donate items for the auction. of advocacy to 268 people. It provided over 7,000 miles of transportation. In all, it provided services to 545 people during the year. The needs go on and CRA is moving forward with its goals as it tries to reach more people at risk. Jensen says there is a growing awareness of the services of CRA, but the challenge is reaching the people who need help. One new approach is to educate and train hair salon staff about the problems of abuse and the sources of help. She says that these workers often have a unique opportunity to talk to people who need help. Jensen says that some things change but domestic violence continues. CRA will continue to work to curb that violence while helping the victims.




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by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – The public and the county board supervisors have one more chance to make changes to the 2010 Polk County budget and property tax levy. The budget process, which started last April and wound through the summer, concludes when the county board adopts the budget for the coming year at its meeting Tuesday, Nov.10, at the government center building in Balsam Lake. The meeting, which starts at 5 p.m., is a week earlier than the normal third Tuesday of the month to meet tax bill preparation deadlines. The public part of the budget process is the public hearing at 7 p.m. This is the chance for questions and comments on the $21 million levy portion of the budget. The public can also express its opinion on expenditures and request final changes. After the hearing, the supervisors may propose changes before adopting the budget in time for the December property tax bills. One change has been proposed by the personnel committee and will come in the form of a resolution before the budget hearing. That resolution would give the nonunion employees, mostly department heads and managers, the same cost-of-living pay raise of 2.68 percent that the union members will receive under their contracts. The personnel committee had delayed proposing that raise while a discussion of pay and/or benefit decreases was under discussion. The county budget comes from several places. Over half of the $51 million total expense, $26 million, comes from outside sources such as the state portion of highway, and health and human services costs. Included in that figure is the Golden Age Manor revenue of $7.7 million. County money must cover the remaining $25 million. Most of that comes from the property tax levy, capped by the state at $21 million. The remaining money comes from county interest earning, sales tax receipts and a drawdown on the county’s reserve fund. The county is adding one new position

this year, a mental health case worker working in juvenile justice and family services. The county pays about half the cost of the position, $40,600. Some vacant highway and law enforcement positions will be left unfunded. A division of human services that served the elderly was transferred to a new agency, and the position of deputy director of human services, vacant for a year, was eliminated. There was a long discussion about the funding of capital projects this year. The levy portion of that expense, which includes vehicle replacement and road construction, was projected to be over $4 million at the start of the budget process last spring. That levy funded cost was reduced to $1.8 million in the final budget. However, part of that reduction was achieved by postponing expenses to other years. The levy funded capital costs for 2011 are projected to be $5 million, a $3.3 million increase in expense.

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The censure For most of the summer, the county and the two committees, finance and personnel, most involved in the budget preparation, were looking at a projected $3 million gap between revenue and expenses. Discussion focused on possible major cuts in expenses. Late in September, it was discovered that the figures prepared by the finance department were in error by about $2 million. When that error was corrected, the 2010 budget came together rapidly. Four supervisors, Larry Voelker, Ken Sample, Bob Dueholm and Herschel Brown, have introduced a resolution of censure which states that the 2010 budgeting processes were unsatisfactory. It specifically mentions, by title, the finance director and the finance committee chair. (The finance director during most of the process was Tonya Weinert. On Sept. 28, she was asked to resign by the finance committee). The resolution calls for the budget process to be more transparent to all board members and the public. It says that the budget process should be ongoing. And it says that financial reports should be comprehensive and provided in a timely manner. The resolution concludes by stating that “good information” serves the board and the public.

seek either or both of the two seats, a primary election will be held the Tuesday of the sixth week, and the recall election will be held two weeks later. The election could take place as early as late December or early January. There will be two ballots, said Hanson, one for each of the two positions. Jensen will automatically be listed as a candidate on one, and Cooper on the other, unless they indicate they do not wish to seek election. All other candidates seeking one of the seats must indicate which seat they are running for, either Jensen’s or Cooper’s. The winners of the recall election, said Hanson, will only hold the seat until the April election. To continue serving on the board after that time, any candidate will need to be nominated at the village caucus held in January to have their names placed on the April ballot. The terms of both Cooper and Jensen expire in April. If either desires to serve another term they will need to be nominated at the caucus. When asked why he chose to pursue a recall of the two rather than allow the regular election cycle to possibly oust them in April, Tomlinson said that eliminating the position of village administrator was a key factor. With the election of two new board members, he said, the position can be eliminated early in 2010, saving several months of salary and benefits.

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Recall petitions awaiting certification by Mary Stirrat LUCK — Don Tomlinson, heading up the recall of two Luck village trustees, said Tuesday that he has presented the village clerk with the required signatures to hold a recall election. The recall effort targets trustees Gene Cooper and Marsha Jensen because, according to the recall petition, they supported the aborted attempt to purchase land for a business park on the west side of the village and because they supported the creation and filling of the position of village administrator. State statutes require that the recall petition for each of the two trustees have 104 signatures, equal to 25 percent of the number of voters in the last gubernatorial election. Tomlinson said he had 108 signatures on Cooper’s petition, and 107 on Jensen’s. The signatures much each be verified by village clerk Kathy Hanson to ensure that each individual who signed has an address within the village limits. Meanwhile, Jensen and Cooper have 10 days to contest the petition if they feel a signature or petition form is not valid, after which time certification can take place. Once the petitions are certified, a special board meeting must be held to officially set the date of the recall election. That date, according to state statute, will be the Tuesday of the sixth week following certification. However, if more than two candidates

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F O R U M Veterans Day

Next Wednesday is Veterans Day, a time to pause and honor the sacrifices and contributions of all veterans - in times of peace and war. Obviously, we trace the actions of brave young women and men to times of war - and the defense of freedom. And over the years we’ve focused as a society on conflicts such as World War II - not just because it involved so many more of our citizens than any other war - but possibly due to the clarity it offered in terms of our mission and cause. Many of us miss that clarity. The U.S. has been in quite a few wars, conflicts and peace-keeping missions since then, some perceived as being questionable - beginning with Vietnam and most recently Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. It’s important that all Americans see beyond the questionable and politicized aspects of war - present in every conflict since the beginning of time - and appreciate the sacrifices of men and women who put their lives on the line for freedom and country. Our schedule of local Veterans Day ceremonies (Currents section, page 2), is a reassuring sign that we still recognize and remember those sacrifices. If you can’t attend one of the ceremonies, please take a moment to reflect on what we owe our veterans as citizens of a free and great nation.

Tribe’s success is community’s

The St. Croix Tribe of Chippewa is such a part of our community we tend to forget at times they are a sovereign nation, with unique opportunities and certainly unique challenges. As for the gaming enterprises and other businesses the tribe operates, the lousy economy affects them as much as the next business owner. Add Friday’s announcement that the Ho-Chunk Tribe had purchased property earmarked for the St. Croix’s proposed Beloit Casino Project and it’s almost one punch too many. The first jab at the project came in the form of a curious, 11th-hour change in rules the federal government made regarding tribes establishing off-reservation casinos. After nearly 10 years of negotiating with the Beloit city government and following the complex path to establishing an off-reservation project - working alongside the Bad River Tribe - and with the Bureau of Indian Affairs - the ruling almost appeared to single out the project at Beloit, although it affected similar tribal projects nationwide. To the credit of the St. Croix and Bad River tribes, they are fighting back, filing suit against the ruling and rightfully calling it what is was and is - illegal, unfair and out of left field. Friday’s announcement from the Ho-Chunk, coupled with the court fight, would appear to be the final straw for the project. Obviously concerned about the estimated $39 million a year in lost revenue the Beloit Casino Project would have taken away from their own gaming facilities in Madison and Baraboo, the Ho-Chunk made a wise business decision. And that decision appeared to be to stop any new gaming operations from sprouting up in their backyard, other than their own. Yet there’s a glimmer of hope with the possibility the Ho-Chunk, Bad River and St. Croix tribes will sit down and talk about a possible joint effort. That would benefit everyone. Including the local community here. Some might feel Beloit is a long way from us and any business venture by the tribe is unrelated to our community in Burnett and Polk counties. But consider that the tribe offers more jobs and economic stimulus to our area than any other one entity, and it stands to reason that the tribe’s success would relate not only to their own community but to the community at large. The Beloit project had - and hopefully still has - the potential to help the Bad River and St. Croix tribes regain fiscal control and plan further investments that would likely relate to helping the local economy in general. It’s not just for that reason we wish the St. Croix Tribe well, but also for their success in continuing and expanding programs that help its members. Views expressed on these pages or by columnists elsewhere in the paper do not necessarily represent those of the Inter-County Cooperative Publishing Association management or board

Where to Write

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

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

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Rep. Ann Hraychuck (28th District) State Capitol, P.O. Box 8942 Madison, WI 53708 Phone: 608-267-2365 • Toll free: 888-529-0028 In-district: 715-485-3362 rep.hraychuck@ Rep. Mary Hubler (75th District) Room 7 North, State Capitol P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708 or 1966 21-7/8 St., Rice Lake 54868 (715) 234-7421• (608) 266-2519 U.S. Senator Herb Kohl 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (715) 832-8492

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

It’s all entertainment

Whether you’re a Favre fan or not, or even if you don’t watch football, there’s something innate about following the saga of the Vikings and Packers and old No. 4. And the NFL is loving it. Favre’s story this season is part reality show, part Cinderella story and part circus. “Favreaggedon” is how one sportswriter described the quarterback’s return to Lambeau as a Minnesota Viking. The closest pro baseball can come to this type of entertainment is an actress/girlfriend in the stands. The booing of Favre by thousands of fans in Lambeau last Sunday has been grist for countless blogs across the county. Did it show a lack of class? Well, sure it did. After all, this is pro football - not a piano recital. “I don’t recall you booing Holmgren when he came back to coach against you at Lambeau,” one observer blogged on a newspaper Web site. Maybe that’s because the real love affair was never with the chubby coach on the sidelines. So ya gotta love the drama and the hype and the nuggets that come from the writers and fans at large. One fan got a bit philisophical about Favre’s triumphant return to Lambeau, blogging, “It tells us there may be life after somebody tells you your career is over.” Another wrote: “Green Bay creates legends. Minnesota just rents them.” And one fan in the stands at Lambeau held up a sign that might have captured the overall tongue-in-cheek spirit of the entire minidrama: “Welcome back, Ryan Longwell.”

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Letters t o t h e e d i t o r Blurry vision The Polk County Fair Society voted a few weeks ago to offer alcoholic beverages during the Polk County Fair. What happened to the Polk County Fair’s vision statement, and I quote: “Polk County Fair – fun family oriented, educational experience.” There also is a mission statement on record, and I quote: “Through management of our fiscal property and human resources, the Polk County Fair Society will promote education through an agricultural showcase, youth development, cultural arts and technology and to provide a safe, family oriented entertainment for our community.” The Polk County health inspector stated that the Polk County property and buildings were to be alcohol and tobacco free. Who changed that policy? What kind of a message are we sending to the young people who attend the Polk County Fair? Even the University of Minnesota has opted for a no alcoholic beverage policy for Gophers football games inside TCF Bank Stadium this season. There is blurry vision among the voters that agreed to offer alcoholic beverages at the Polk County Fair. There will be more blurry vision at the fair and on our highways during the fair. As secretary for many years, I received many notes of thanks for a safe family oriented fun fair. Let’s keep it that way. Shirley Ganter Amery

Big cheer I want to give the village of Frederic a great big cheer for the fall decorations around town. Between the flowers in spring and summer and the pumpkins, corn stalks and other fall decorations around town it really looks festive. Thanks to those who do the work and design. Lin Lehmicke Trade Lake

Grateful to military At the age of 84, I feel privileged and honored that I served in the military as a WAVE (U.S. Navy Reserve), pharmacist mate, 3rd Class. I feel gratitude for the simple fact that I can finally say “thank you” for having had the opportunity to finish my education, a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Minnesota. I had finished my second year at the university when I enlisted in the WAVES, on my birthday. My parents had to sign for me with a promise from me that I would go back to school and finish my education. Of course, I agreed to that. I got my degree with the GI Bill. I kept my promise and finished my education. How else did the military affect my life? That’s where I met my husband, Earl. He, too, served 1st and 3rd Divisions of the Marines. Now, at age 86, having been been married to each other for 63 years, we are still together. We had six sons, five living as productive citizens and great men. One died in infancy. It has been a great story and a great life. Thanks to the military and our lives together. Doreen Nelson Murray Nalcrest, Fla. Editor’s note: The author grew up and attended school in Webster. She was a home economics teacher for many years in Webster and her husband served as postmaster. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 96, Webster. This letter was published by American Legion magazine, along with other responses to the question “What has the military done for you?”

Open letter to Ann I have been forgetting to thank you for raising my taxes in this economy. From the electric bill tax for district attorneys, (which no district attorney asked for, nor had input on according to the president of the WDAA,) to my cell phone and home phone tax so “poor” people can call friends with their new cell phones. I would not want to burden them to have use their landline that I already help pay for with other taxes. I also appreciate some other taxes that have been raised, like the moist snuff tax and the digital goods tax. I know what the moist snuff tax is and am so happy to pay more. I’m not sure what all the digital goods tax encompasses, but I bet I will find out when I go to I-Tunes. I don’t know how you guys ever lived without that cash. I also hope you raise the beer and hard liquor tax by passing AB-287. There is absolutely no reason why you fine people do not raise the tax on a barrel of beer five times. I read how absurdly low our Wisconsin alcohol tax is. How horribly embarrassing it is to have the third lowest tax in the nation on beer. I sure hope you fix that. Oh, I almost forgot about the automobile insurance rates you guys fixed. Thanks for that also. I hope I am on the higher side of the average 30-percent increase in premiums. Why, if it wasn’t for the extra money the state is going to tax me or mandate I pay, I would probably waste it at the local hardware or grocery store. Darryn Mott Frederic

DNR at it again I have been amazed over the last year about all the flack the DNR has gotten from disgruntled hunters. Hunters are very upset at the lack of deer that have been seen across the entire state. It appeared as though the DNR was listening when they decided to do away with Earn-a-Buck, a widely unpopular management tool to control the state’s deer herd. To the DNR’s credit it has worked and for many hunters it worked too well. Last year’s harvest numbers were down across the state 20 percent, some places ever higher than that. To combat some of the anger and frustration that Wisconsin hunters have shown toward the DNR they decided to establish an Earn-a-Buck Alternative Committee to look at new ways of controlling the deer herd. For some reason the DNR is determined on see the population of the Wisconsin deer herd at or around 750,000 deer. Hunters in Wisconsin are accustomed to seeing populations well over the 1-million mark. With hunting participant numbers declining amongst our youth, having less deer around is only going to enhance that trend. Kids who go and hunt a few years in a row and don’t see very many deer, let alone get a chance to harvest a deer, will begin to quickly lose interest. Now the DNR is proposing a new season structure for 2010. They want to have a 16-day gun season starting on the Saturday before the traditional opener, not to mention a whole bunch of other special hunting seasons. Can our deer herd really handle two weeks of hunting pressure? After such a dismal year last year the DNR wants us to go out and keep on killing as many deer as we can. The huge downside to starting the gun season a week early is there will be lots of hunters in the woods during the peak breeding time. This will greatly disrupt the deer and their efforts to breed. What will happen to Wisconsin is the same thing that Michigan and Minnesota have. Both states start there gun seasons early and both states do not produce the amount of mature, class bucks that Wisconsin does. They have become states full of spikes and forks with fawning occurring later in the spring and overall lower birth weights from fawns. Why does the DNR have to screw with everything that we as hunters hold near and dear to our hearts? Wisconsin has a great tradition and is known to be a pre-


Person-to-person diplomacy

For a village of only a thousand people, Luck has had more than its fair share of people traveling back and forth to Iraq. Some have been soldiers and others humanitarian workers bringing medicine to hospitals. Only four weeks ago 14 visitors from Iraq came to Luck as part of a delegation on a goodwill tour of the region. They were men and women; professors, medical doctors, and civic leaders from the city of Najaf, which is about the size of Minneapolis. While they were in Luck they visited the school, a farm, the museum and library, and met local residents at a potluck dinner at West Denmark church. I believe after that remarkable day more Iraqis have been to Luck than the other way around. I would like to tell you a story that I hope will change that. Luck has an unfortunate, tragic connection with a small rural village in Iraq. Toq al Ghazalat is about 35 miles outside of Najaf in countryside that is nothing short of biblical in its appearance. If it weren’t for a few haggard electrical lines hanging along the roadway it would be impossible to know if the year was 200 or 2000. I was there in January 2002 when the events of 9/11 were still seared into the consciousness of everyone on the planet who wasn’t living under a stone. My mission was to meet Harbi Jawair, a 62-year-old farmer whose son Omran had been killed by an American fighter pilot on May 17, 2000. Omran was a 13-year-old shepherd who was tending the village sheep that morning making sure the animals stayed out of a field that was being planted with barley. A cluster bomb was dropped out of the plane killing Omran, 30 sheep, and injuring five other boys. We first heard about this incident when reporters from the Washington Post ran a story about civilians being killed by pilots in the no-fly zones. Within a few months friends I know had bought a bus, named it after Omran, and recruited me to drive it up the west coast to over 50 schools and churches where several of us who had been to Iraq began telling Omran’s story. We hoped that putting a human face on the 5,000 children that were being killed every month by U.N. sanctions would help to change our policy and save lives of the most innocent victims. It was a great project that touched many people but we were still lacking one essential piece of the puzzle for the generations raised on visual images. We needed a picture of Omran. So we sent a delegation to his village in Iraq. They met his family and told them about our bus named after this sweet young boy. His 33-year-old brother Falah was brought to tears and he took the group to meet their mother who had not been able to speak since her son died. She went into their house and brought out a small black-andwhite photograph of Omran - the only one they had. She kissed it and gave it to us as her son remarked that our visit mier state for hunting whitetails However over the last couple of years things have been going downhill and hunters across the state are fed up with the DNR and all their efforts to control the deer and hunters. There are public-hearing meetings hosted by the DNR going on across the state to get hunter input on this idea. If you can, please attend one of them and let the DNR know how you feel. If you cannot attend please contact the DNR by phone or e-mail. You can also go online and vote on this issue. It only takes a few minutes I would encourage everyone to vote. This Web link will take you right to the survey, nt/deer/proposal.htm. We as hunters have to unite and stop the DNR from destroying the deer herd in our

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Community Voices Mike Miles to them had changed everything. Up until this point they assumed all Americans were unfeeling barbarians who could kill Iraqi children with no remorse. After meeting our friends they knew this wasn’t true, so they decided to help us tell Omran’s story by giving us his picture. Two years later, I went back to Toq al Ghazalat to meet Omran’s father and show him how we had used his son’s photograph on our bus tour. We sat in his front yard and spoke about farming and our sons, who should be the same age if one of them hadn’t died. We came away from that meeting realizing that we had been asking the wrong question. The question wasn’t, “Why do Iraqi’s hate us.” It was, “How can they be so gracious to us after all we have done to them?” Which brings us back to Luck’s connection with this obscure Iraqi village. On Sept. 11 Luck lost one of its own to terror from the sky - Lt. Col. Dean Mattson. Only months from retiring, he was thrust onto the world stage, like Omran, for doing what he loved—unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have thought about these events for years now, wondering if the still, small voices from the backwaters of clashing global empires have more to say about what it takes to make peace than the powers who think they are in charge of it all. My guess is that we do. An easy first step would be to write to the residents of Toq al Ghazalat and ask them if they would like to get to know us. Who knows where it could go from there. Having been there I can tell you that we are more similar than not and that we all want the same things for our children. If you think this could be a good idea please let me know. I know people in Iraq who could help us meet each other. The great anthropologist Margaret Mead tells us, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” The time for change is now. Mike and the love of his life, Barb Kass, have lived in Polk County since 1984 where they raised three children on a small farm just east of Luck. He has always been curious about why things are the way they are. His curiosity has brought him all over the globe including several trips to Iraq and other Middle East hot spots such as Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. His educational background is in science and theology with degrees from Iowa State University and North Park Seminary in Chicago. Mike has worn a lot of hats – teacher, farmer, contractor, coach, activist, bus driver, cook, musician, to name a few. His greatest accomplishment is that his children still like him. He doesn't have many answers but hopes that by now he at least knows how to ask the right questions. state. The future and quality of hunting in our state is on the verge of being greatly affected by DNR mismanagement. With wolves up north and twice as many bears preying on deer, we cannot handle 16 days of gun hunting pressure, especially during the peak breeding time. Allen Jorgenson Frederic

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State assembly tackles home foreclosure crisis As we continue our struggle with these tough economic times, many of you may be wondering how did we get here? What caused this downward spiral? Depending on who you ask, you can expect to hear a wide variety of answers. One issue receiving quite a bit of attention is the large increase in home foreclosures. In 2009 alone, industry experts fear Wisconsin could suffer more than 25,000 home foreclosures. Since Polk and Burnett counties have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, I was named to the Speaker’s Taskforce on Preventing Home Foreclosures in March. Members of the task force included legislators from both sides of the aisle, credit unions, bankers, mortgage companies, and consumer advocates. We held listening sessions throughout the state, hearing from people who were going through the foreclosure process or

The tortured logic continues

“Extraordinary rendition” is White House-speak for kidnapping. Just ask Maher Arar. He’s a Canadian citizen who was “rendered” by the U.S. to Syria, where he was tortured for almost a year. Just this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York City, dismissed Arar’s case against the government officials (including FBI Director Robert Mueller, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Attorney General John Ashcroft) who allegedly conspired to have him kidnapped and tortured. Arar is safe now, recovering in Canada with his family. But the decision sends a signal to the Obama administration that there will be no judicial intervention to halt the cruel excesses of the Bush-era “Global War on Terror,” including extraordinary rendition, torture and the use of the “state secrets privilege” to hide these crimes. Arar’s life-altering odyssey is one of the best-known and best-investigated of those victimized by U.S. extraordinary rendition. After vacationing with his family in Tunisia, Arar attempted to fly home to Canada. On Sept. 26, 2002, while changing planes at JFK Airport, Arar was pulled aside for questioning. He was fingerprinted and searched by the FBI and the New York Police Department. He asked

had already lost their homes. These sessions were tremendously helpful for our administrative meetings, held over a period of six months, where we discussed housing-related problems and debated legislative solutions to the foreclosure Ann crisis. Hraychuck This week the Assembly passed three 28th District bills with strong biAssembly partisan support that originated in and were approved by the task force. It is important that we act quickly to prevent home foreclosures and minimize this trend’s impact on Wisconsin’s communities and families. The first bill we passed, Assembly Bill 459, mandates that the model academic

standards for financial literacy include education about different types of mortgages, the risks involved with each type of mortgage and the risks and causes of home foreclosure. Too often, young people are purchasing their first home with having little to no education on the matter. We need to ensure that homeowners have all the tools to make an informed decision. The second bill, Assembly Bill 471, orders mortgage brokers to act in the borrower’s best interest and in the utmost good faith. This bill outlines a list of duties that mortgage brokers must now follow when working with a borrower. The final piece of home foreclosure legislation, Assembly Bill 472, makes changes to the licensure and certification of real estate appraisers and the requirements for appraisal reports. AB 472 prohibits a person from performing a real estate appraisal, and preparing or cosigning a real estate appraisal report, unless he or she is licensed or certified as a real estate appraiser by the Department of Regulation

and Licensing. During the task force’s public hearings, I learned that homes are often inaccurately appraised by individuals who are not officially licensed by the state. As you might imagine, this can negatively impact the home purchasing process. If you are worried about home foreclosure or are struggling with your mortgage payments, I encourage you to call the Homeownership Preservation Foundation at 888-995-HOPE or visit their Web site at They provide free information and support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to homeowners throughout the United States. Their credit counselors have helped over 300,000 homeowners since 2002 and they are an important first step towards managing your financial situation. As always, if you have any questions regarding home foreclosure or any other state legislative matter, please feel free to contact me toll-free at 888-529-0028 or by e-mailing me at

for a lawyer and was told he had no rights. He was then taken to another location and subjected to two days of aggressive interrogations, with no access to phone, food or a lawyer. He was asked about his membership with various terrorist Amy groups, about Osama bin Laden, Goodman Iraq, Palestine and more. Shackled, he was then moved to a maximum-security federal detention center in Brooklyn, strip-searched and threatened with deportation to Syria. Arar was born in Syria, and told his captors that if he returned there, he would be tortured. As Arar’s lawyers would later argue, however, that is exactly what they hoped would happen. Arar was eventually allowed a call — he got through to his mother-in-law, who got him a lawyer — and a visit from a Canadian Consulate official. For nearly two weeks, the U.S. authorities held the Syria threat over his head. Still, he denied any involvement with terrorism. So in the middle of the night, over a weekend, without normal immigration proceedings — without telling his lawyer or the Canadian Consulate — he was dragged in chains to a private jet contracted by the CIA and

flown to Jordan, where he was then handed over to the Syrians. For 10 months and 10 days, Maher was held in a dark, damp, cold cell, measuring 6 feet by 3 feet by 7 feet high, the size of a grave. He was beaten repeatedly with a thick electrical cable all over his body, punched, made to listen to the torture of others, denied food and threatened with electrical shock and an array of more horrors. To stop the torture, he falsely confessed to attending terrorist training in Afghanistan. Then, after nearly a year, he was abruptly released to Canada, 40 pounds lighter and emotionally destroyed. The Canadian government, under conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, investigated, found its own culpability in relaying unreliable information to the FBI and settled with Arar, giving him an apology and $10 million. The U.S. government, on the other hand, has offered no apology, and has even kept Arar on a terrorist watch list. He is not allowed to enter the U.S. Two years ago, he had to testify before Congress via video conference. He said: “These past few years have been a nightmare for me. Since my return to Canada, my physical pain has slowly healed, but the cognitive and psychological scars from my ordeal remain with me on a daily basis. I still have nightmares and recurring flashbacks. I am not the same person that I was. I also hope to convey how fragile our human rights have be-

come and how easily they can be taken from us by the same governments that have sworn to protect them.” Given the excesses of the Bush administration and Barack Obama’s promise of change, it has surprised many that these policies are continuing, and that Congress and the courts have not closed this chapter of U.S. history. President Obama has never once condemned extraordinary rendition. Arar’s lawyer, Maria LaHood of the Center for Constitutional Rights, calls the court decision against Arar “an outrage.” In his dissent, Judge Guido Calabresi wrote, “I believe that when the history of this distinguished court is written, today’s majority decision will be viewed with dismay.” Given the torture that Arar suffered, his own response was remarkably measured: “If anything, this decision is a loss to all Americans and to the rule of law.” ••• Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. ••• Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 700 stations in North America. Her column’s appearance in the Leader is sponsored by the local group, The Gathering, an informal group of people of diverse ages, experience, and philosophies who meet every other week at a member’s home for silent meditation and lively discussions about peace, justice, spirituality, religion, politics, environment, global cultures and humanity.

Letters t o t h e e d i t o r A response to Dr. Jensen It seems that you, and so many, have so much faith in science and medicine, yet none in God’s word. Yet God’s word remains plain and unchanging. We, however, of this modern age, still have so little recorded historical evidence to back up what so many have claimed as fact these days. Is there global warming or not? We really don’t have enough recorded meteorological evidence to say one way or the other. There is evidence that says no. There also has been all this hype over second-hand smoke that has caused laws to be put in place, yet the CDC does not get excited unless the marker for potential hazard is over, what, 2.0? Yet, second-hand smoke is said to only be 1.1 or 1.2, or some such. We get more airborne contaminants raking the leaves. Eggs at one time were the great evil. It was to be a no fat diet, but now some fat is found to be needed. So many tout evolution as a fact, yet there is not even really enough evidence to make it a good hypothesis. As we live, experiment and learn, we have had to change our “facts” all the time—have, and will have to, again. So what about all the studies done to show the real negative consequences of homosexual behavior and its lifestyle? What about the fallout, both physically and psychologically, from abortion? We find that so much research is generally not made known. Only what is popular seems to get coverage. What about all the success from adult stem-cell research

and the nonexistent results from embryonic stem cells? The media discusses stem cell successes, but fails to mention that it is always adult, not those taken from abortive cells. Yet, everyone gets upset when we say no to the ones taken from aborted human life. But God calls abortion, homosexuality and many other things, harmful and sinful. Time will prove that such behavior will be destructive to those involved and to society. When will we have the courage to face this? The evidence is already there and mounting, but right now, in this “liberal” climate and culture, it is too unpopular to show to the public. Now, if the splits in the church were over alcoholism and drug addiction, we would all be agreed. Yet are not these “conditions” caused as well, by physical predisposition that people are born with? What about pedophilia? Kleptomania? What percentage of the population is born with these “orientations?” When will they become “okay?” We have to ask, when will this end? Will it be when every sinful action man can do is forced upon us? Will there be laws that allow and even require acceptance? Let us warn you, they are already in the works. Simply, God calls all of this sin and evil. If there is any reason to divide a church, this is it. And talking about Jesus, (that supposed man who never judges and is more interested in peace and love, than sin), Jesus tells us that: “^*34 * “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come

to bring peace, but a sword. ^*35 * For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. ^*36 * And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. ^*37 * Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. ^*38 * And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. ^*39 * Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. [Matthew 10:34-39 - ESV] Sin divides. Even families, and especially church families. And it is over the truth. We are sorry about the loss—your loss—of a good teacher in the church, but we also have had to suffer this loss. Two of our brother clergy, in recent years, both mentors and father figures for us have gone— because they chose their sin instead of living a repentant life. They both committed adultery. They left their wives and families, their churches and their faith, for a life of sin. This sadness hurts—hurts us all, and the church—the Bible says that such things make a mockery of the church—but it does not mean we should have ignored their behavior and let this go as if all is well. Simply, God will not be mocked. He would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah, if he lets America get away with such flagrant and unbridled sin. May we repent and turn and be healed as a nation. That is our prayer. Before it is too late.

Rev. David Emmons Turtle Lake Rev. Mark Schoen St. Croix Falls Rev. Jody Walter Frederic

One vote Now we see the effect of Ann Hraychuck’s vote that allowed the state budget to pass and its affect on a local business as reported in the paper last week. The Trade River Winery is now closed because of the vote Ann Hraychuck took. Here are a few more items that you can call Ann Hraychuck about and thank her for that will affect your life because of her vote (had she voted no the budget bill would not have passed). • Higher automobile insurance premiums • Higher electrical bills each month • Higher telephone bills on both landline and cell phones. • Higher property taxes. • Higher taxes on hospital stays and nursing home residents (bed tax) • Higher sales-tax payments. There will be more detrimental changes in our lives that you can thank Ann Hraychuck for because of her one vote, and it is my intention to inform you as they come to fruition. Mark Pettis Hertel





Mad City Money simulation teaches students life lessons by Priscilla Bauer GRANTSBURG - Grantsburg High School seniors got a practical lesson on how to manage their finances during a money management exercise called Mad City Money held at the Crex Convention Center in Grantsburg on Oct. 28. This was the second year Indianhead Credit Union sponsored the money management learning experience for students in conjunction with their personal finance course. Students were given a life scenario, then had to budget and plan their finances accordingly. The high school students read the “about me” sheet, listing an occupation and salary they would have in the future. They were then sent out into Mad City to make and keep a one-month budget. Over 30 volunteers from the business community acted as Mad City merchants, real estate agents, sales people, financial services representatives and entertainment venue operators who the

Over 30 volunteers from the business community acted as Mad City merchants, real estate agents, sales people, financial services representatives and entertainment venue operators in the Mad City Money personal finance workshop for Grantsburg High School students held on Oct. 28 at the Crex Convention Center. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer students had to deal with in keeping to their budget. Bruce Frei, of Indianhead Credit Union, who organized and acted as facilitator of the event, said the program’s objectives included giving students practice in budgeting, as an adult in real-

GHS math instructor Jay Gilhoi, who teaches personal finance, collected GHS senior Jordan Heinecke’s completed Mad Money simulation form while Kody Capistrant waited to turn in her budget. During the threehour money management exercise Gilhoi answered questions from students trying to balance checkbooks and keep to their budgets.

staff for their help in making the Mad City Money workshop a success again this year. Another Mad City Money simulation is set for Siren High School students on Nov. 10, with volunteers needed. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jackie at the Grantsburg Credit Union office, 715-463-5515.

Bruce Frei of Indianhead Credit Union, sponsor of the event, said he hoped the students would remember what they learned from the exercise. “If students coming away from the experience learned at least one thing, whether it was balancing a checkbook or knowing how to write a check, I’d be pleased,” said Frei.

Webster schools win award

WEBSTER - The Webster Elementary and Middle Schools have won the New Wisconsin School of Promise Award for the 2008-09 school year. This is the third time that the middle school has received this award and the second time for the elementary.

istic situations, identifying and experiencing the consequences of poor decisions, developing good judgment in spending and budgeting and understanding budgeting is a necessary step in good money management. “I hope you will remember what you learned here today,” Frei told the students at the end of the exercise. “If students coming away from the experience learned at least one thing, whether it was balancing a checkbook or knowing how to write a check, I’d be pleased.” Frei thanked the volunteers and school

GHS math instructor Jay Gilhoi, who teaches personal finance, collected GHS senior Jordan Heinecke’s completed Mad Money simulation form while Kody Capistrant waited to turn in her budget. During the threehour money management exercise Gilhoi answered questions from students trying to balance checkbooks and keep to their budgets.

To win the award schools must score in the upper 25 percent of Title 1 schools based on state testing. Tony Evers, state superintendent of education, and Mrs. Doyle, the governor’s wife, both spoke at the awards ceremony.

fter the ceremony and reception, the Webster contingent that accepted the award met with state Rep. Ann Hraychuck at her office in the state Capitol. Pictured front row (L-R): Hraychuck, Martha Anderson, K-6 principal and Terri Skifstad, first-grade teacher. Back row: Laurie Kriegel, sixth-grade teacher and Terry Day, fourth-grade teacher. - Photo submitted

Len Chute of Edina Realty in Grantsburg talked with Grantsburg students Lauren Shoebroek and Courtney Rausch about their real estate needs during the Mad City Money personal finance simulation held at the Crex Convention Center Oct. 28.

High schoolers especially hit by scarce job market STATEWIDE - The economy is undergoing what experts call a jobless recovery, making it harder for anyone looking for work, but particularly for high schoolers who are competing for entry level jobs with young adults. The Labor Department says unemployment for 16- to 19-year-olds is hovering above 25 percent, the highest rate since before many of these students were born. Lindsey Edge is a senior at Madison’s West High School. She says when her father was temporarily laid off last year, she felt obligated to get a job of her own and scouted out a new job fair at her school. Labor experts say a growing number of teenagers are in the same boat. Eric

Grosso of Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development says for many teens these days, a job goes beyond earning extra cash to spend at the mall or to fill up the gas tank. Everyone of working age has a larger share of the family burden, and he suspects younger family members are giving more of their earnings to the family to cover expenses. One ray of hope for high school job hunters is that retailers are gearing up for the holiday season and looking for seasonal workers. Hiring managers will look for talented, responsible candidates. Until then it’s a buyer’s market, because employers have the leverage in the labor exchange. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Kirk Carapezza, Wisconsin Public Radio)





Unity board approves levy, budget

Levy cut $50,000 by using fund balance

by Mary Stirrat BALSAM LAKE — The Unity School Board of Education threw a bone to district taxpayers at a special meeting last Thursday evening, but residents in attendance wanted the bone to have a little more meat on it. At the Oct. 26 annual meeting of the district, as reported in last week’s paper, voters in the Unity district failed to approve the 2009-10 budget and tax levy, signaling their frustration with high taxes. The rejected budget included a tax levy of $10,263,553, up 4.74 percent from last year, and a taxing mill rate of 9.149, up from last year’s 8.31. The board set a special meeting for last Thursday, Oct. 29, in order to finalize the levy and budget before the state’s Nov. 1 deadline. The board, at its special meeting, voted to lower the tax levy by $50,000, to $10,213,553, using $50,000 from the fund balance to make up the difference. This results in a levy increase of 4.23 percent over last year. The final taxing mill rate is 9.104, translating to $910 on property with an equalized valuation of $100,000. On June 30, at the end of the 2008-09 school year, the district was able to transfer $46,000 into the fund balance. In essence, Thursday’s decision means that this amount, plus another $4,000, is being used to offset the tax levy decrease. There was no period for public comment on the agenda for the special meeting, but about two dozen district residents attended. The large audience caused the meeting to be moved from

The Unity School Board of Education considers different options for using dollars from the fund balance to reduce the tax levy. From left are Joe Tilton, Dave Moore, Jim Beistle, district Administrator Brandon Robinson, board President Debbie Peterson, Kelly Bakke, Sheryl Holmgren and Chad Stenberg. – Photo by Mary Stirrat the administrative boardroom to the cafeteria. “We appreciate your taking the time to be here,” board President Debbie Peterson told the group. “After Monday night we’ve been busy looking at the budget, looking at ways to change it. “Tonight it is the duty of the school board to set the levy.” School administration had pulled together figures for five scenarios to change the tax levy, each utilizing differing amounts from the fund balance. The fund balance is the school’s “rainy day” fund. Its three main purposes, according to district policy, are to provide adequate capital to meet cash flow requirements and minimize short-term borrowing with its accompanying interest payments, to safeguard against unexpected expenses, and to demonstrate fiscal responsibility, resulting in a high

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credit rating that reduces borrowing costs. The five scenarios consisted of using $50,000, $100,000, $150,000, $186,808, and $200,000 from the fund balance, then reducing the tax levy by the same amount. The $186,808 figure is the total levy increase over last year allowed by the state. For discussion purposes, Peterson made a motion to cut $186,808 from the tax levy and take it from fund balance. Board member James Beistle seconded the motion, which failed on a 5 - 2 vote with only Peterson and Beistle in favor. “I cannot support that,” said member Dave Moore. “It’s too much out of the fund balance. It comes down to what direction are we going as a school. We really worked hard to get the infrastructure, the programming and our individual instruction for the students where it is.” “Chipping” away at the fund balance, he said, means the district will be more likely to need to borrow. Paying interest, Moore said, takes dollars away from doing day-to-day business and the “little extras” that the students and community have come to expect. He said that the board is not responsible for how the state provides funding for the district. Locally, Moore contended, the board has the responsibility to provide the best education possible to the students. In response to Moore’s comment about state funding, Peterson asked district Administrator Brandon Robinson to explain state funding and levy caps. Robinson said that the state has a limit on how much revenue the district can raise through the tax levy and state aid. That amount this year is $186,808 more than it was last year. When state aid is reduced, he said, the tax levy is raised to make up the difference. “The state reduced aid to schools significantly,” Robinson said, adding that Unity lost more than 15 percent of its state aid, amounting to a loss of $404,000. The levy must adjust accordingly, he said. The difference in last year’s levy of $9,799,184 and the proposed levy of $10,263,553 is $464,000. The loss in state aid makes up all but about $60,000 of it. “If the state hadn’t cut us,” said Beistle, “we’d only be levying an additional $60,000 this year.” He said that the “cowardice” and “gutlessness” on the part of Wisconsin legislators cause an additional tax burden to fall on local property owners. “We’re being raped to the tune of $400,000 by the state,” he said. Board member Kelly Bakke agreed with Moore, saying “We’re here for the students. We did our due diligence as far as the budget.” She said she understands the taxpayers’ concerns, but the first priority is the students. Joe Tilton said he was “in the same boat” as Bakke and Moore, adding that he didn’t want to take anything more away from the school, the teachers, or

the students. “We can’t be responsible for what happens at the state level,” he said. By unanimous vote, with all board members present, the board voted to replace $50,000 of the levy with money from the fund balance. By removing $50,000 from the tax levy and utilizing $50,000 from the fund balance, the district is considered to be “underlevying,” since it is not levying the maximum amount allowed under state caps. It can vote to recoup that $50,000 back into the levy next year, which means the board can consider the maximum levy plus $50,000. It will lose, however, $29,847 in declining enrollment exemption. Had the board voted to not increase the levy at all, maintaining it at last year’s $9,799,184, the mill rate would have still increased by .41 due to decreasing property values. After the meeting, district resident Tom Corbett contacted the Leader office with comments and concerns. He asked why the Unity School District maintains such a large fund balance, equaling about 27 percent of the annual expenditures. The fund balance, Corbett said, is “over 80 percent paid by property taxpayers and state income or sales taxpayers.” The district’s policy states that the balance should be at a minimum of 15 percent of expenditures or two months operating costs, whichever is greater. The state recommends 15 to 17 percent, he said. “It’s a balancing act,” said Robinson. “Fifteen percent is a good guideline.” However, he said, Unity’s desire to maintain a higher balance is a good idea. Already in August, he said, the district had to short-term borrow for cash flow purposes. Even with a healthy fund balance, he pointed out, the district needed to borrow due to diminishing state aid. Borrowing means interest costs, Robinson said, and the school board wants to decrease the likelihood of needing to borrow by maintaining a healthy fund balance. Corbett also questioned the board members’ statements that they have the students’ best interests in mind. “It’s for the paychecks and the Cadillac health and pension benefits for a 39week work year,” he said. According to Corbett, the purpose of the special meeting last Thursday was “to overrule the vote on Monday by the electorate to not approve the tax levy for 2010. “Why do we go to the annual budget meeting to vote when it means nothing?” he asked. Robinson said after Thursday’s meeting that the school board did a “prudent job” of avoiding excessive deficit spending, and that board members heard and responded to taxpayer concerns by removing $50,000 from the levy.


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New book about famous pilot targets youth POPLAR - A new book on Wisconsin farm boy and the nation’s leading all-time ace pilot Richard Bong is out - and it’s written for fourth- to eighth-graders. Major Dick Bong’s 40 kills in World War II still stands as the most of any American fighter pilot in history. But Bong wasn’t the stereotypical, harddrinking ladies man that Hollywood portrays as ace pilots. Author Peter Barnes says to the contrary, the blond kid from a Poplar farm in far northern Wisconsin was a teetotaler who loved to play baseball and sing in the church choir. Barnes knows Bong’s accomplishments have faded from his former hero status when he died in 1945. Barnes says Bong was so well-known at the time, that his wedding was broadcast nationwide. He says while Bong met with Hollywood stars, he remained a quiet, humble person. Barnes says young people will not find the mildmanner Bong boring. He was known for using his P38 fighter plane for low-level buzzing in San Francisco, Milwaukee, Superior and a few times in the South Pacific to the bothersome news media. He says Bong supposedly would “fly low over the reporters’ tents early in the morning just to get their goat for bugging him so often.” - Wisconsin Public Radio (Mike Simonson) Editor’s note: “Richard Bong: World War II Flying Ace” is published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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We have an interesting paradox at the present time. Individuals for whom the vaccine is available are not receiving the vaccine. In my opinion this is due to several reasons. Many young people do not have access to health care because of being uninsured or underinsured. Secondly, many thousands of people have already been exposed to the illness and have recovered without any serious problems, making the vaccine unnecessary; and thirdly. there is a growing distrust of vaccinations in this country. Access to copious amounts of misinformation over the Internet has resulted in many parents delaying or declining usual childhood vaccinations. Another source of conflict lies with the previous swine flu outbreak in the mid 1970s. Vaccinations given at that time resulted in far worse problems than the disease itself. A number of individuals who received the vaccine in the 1970s suffered from a temporary paralysis called Gullian-Barré syndrome or “French Polio,” which can last for months. The second half of the paradox is that people who want the vaccine are being turned away. The general older population is not yet eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine and unfortunately many of them did not receive the seasonal influenza vaccine because of production shortages. When the vaccination will be available to the general population is not yet determined, but is likely going to be late December or possibly January. By that time many will have been exposed to the already widespread illness and a vaccination will be less effective at preventing serious complications. This likely will result in a greater health-care crisis during the coming months. Seasonal influenza can typically cause up to 30,000 deaths in the United States. What I suspect will happen is that restricted access to the H1N1 vaccine will result in underutilization and eventually we will be discarding unused vaccines; vaccines that could have been given to grandmothers whom the police have turned away. Situations such as this are spawning widespread distrust of the government and the health-care industry. Conspiracy theories are cropping up on the Internet about forced vaccination policies. This also distracts from some of the fundamental problems we have with health-care delivery in the U.S. Discussions have focused on emotional issues and not on solutions to problems. We need to get past the emotional issues and deal with the problems directly. What is my assessment of this? To be frank, I harbor a moderate amount of cynicism about the government, or any large organization, for that matter. The more we centralize decision making for any issue, especially health care that requires a personal approach, the more we will be disillusioned. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely fits anyone well. Mutual trust has gone down the toilet. Employers don’t trust their employees and employees don’t trust their employers. The prevalence of illness in the community is very high. Requiring employees to verify their illness through a clinic is a waste of time and blanket policies should be reviewed or suspended during seasonal outbreaks of illness. There are bound to be

abuses of work absenteeism due to illness but requiring a note from your doctor stating that you were sick is a waste of everyone’s time. This is turning an already busy doctor’s office into a health-care nanny. What can I do if I have not been vaccinated? The best option is to take care of yourself and avoid direct contact with sick people. Hand washing is always a good practice but will not necessarily prevent the spread of airborne viruses. If you have not been vaccinated for either of the influenza viruses and you exhibit signs of influenza, visit your primary doctor and discuss medical options for treatment of influenza such as a brand of medication called Tamiflu. This is not a miracle cure but can be beneficial if taken early enough. As for my general outlook regarding health care in America, I am moderately pessimistic. It is never too late to make something better but there are too many confounding pieces of the puzzle to make it work out well. Don’t wait for any legislation or government agency to make health care better or even more affordable. The only way is through direct and open communication with a health-care provider who has your interests up front and not the bottom line of an insurance company looking over his or her shoulder. If Granny gets arrested for getting a flu shot we have a lot worse things to worry about than health care.

Nuclear opposition publication hurting in economy LUCK - A Wisconsin-based anti-nuclear publication may be going out of business as contributions are not keeping up with costs. For 30 years, Nukewatch has been an advocate of nonviolent resistance against nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons for northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota. The quarterly publication has contributed to some of the nation’s largest anti-nuclear movements, including the closing of naval submarine communications base ELF in Clam Lake. Editor John LaForge says many nonprofits are in tough financial shape. He says quite a few environmental groups have been affected recently, including Clean Water Action and Eagle both closed offices in northern Wisconsin. LaForge says the December issue may be the last one unless more contributions come in. He says closing his publication would be a loss, since people would have to go to sources of information from outside the area. Wisconsin Public Radio (Mike Simonson)

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due to the unknown. It is a new virus against which we have no known active immunity or vaccinations. It was identified as the cause of the deaths of young healthy individuals and therefore not a situation to be ignored. The process of trying to develop a vaccination is long and tedious. Vaccinations need to be developed and tested to be safe and effective and then produced in large enough quantities to meet the needs of those most at risk. Our vaccination production capabilities are limited in part due to the process, which hasn’t changed in 50 years. As an added problem, most vaccinations are produced outside of the United States, largely due to financial and liability risk. The viruses are grown in fertilized eggs and then extracted and processed into the form you receive in the doctor’s office or flu shot clinic. This is the same process that is used for the usual seasonal flu vaccine. Because of the immediate concerns and demands of an unknown influenza outbreak, production of seasonal flu shots were delayed or diverted into producing the H1N1 vaccine, the results being delayed production of the H1N1 vaccination and reduced production of the seasonal flu vaccine, neither of which is good. Government agencies and the media have whipped the current situation into a froth. Advising individuals to get vaccinated early and printing headlines that warn 90,000 people in the United States alone could die has created an atmosphere of fear, antagonism and distrust. The demand is higher and the supply of vaccines is lower which further worsens the situation. Currently there are limited numbers of the H1N1 vaccine available. Government agencies have not allowed health-care workers to vaccinate those who want to be vaccinated, but rather has mandated who will receive and not receive the vaccine. The first vaccines available were to go to health-care workers and emergency personnel as we depend on them to help others in times of crisis. The second level of vaccinations was to go to pregnant women and children at highest risk. Ironically, in a recent survey of health-care workers as published in a newspaper produced by the American Medical Association, only about 28 percent of healthcare workers were planning to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Because of this mandate, police are patrolling flu shot clinics asking little old ladies and silver-haired people to leave and not receive the H1N1 flu shot.


Women of Tomorrow Luncheon and Burnett Medical Center Tour State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf was the guest speaker at the Women of Tomorrow luncheon for Grantsburg High School students held last week at the Crex Convention Center. Harsdorf gave the 20 young women attending the luncheon a brief history of how she went from being a dairy farmer to an elected official.

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Dan Ohnstad, head of Burnett Medical Center’s physical therapy department showed Grantsburg students Christina Larson, Rosie LaMere, Jorden Christopherson and Alyssa Landsberger the equipment therapists use when the students toured the medical center’s various departments last week.

Burnett Medical Center lab technician Roxanne Tucker tells Grantsburg High School students Jessica Hoffman, Haley Johnson, Marika Grundtner, and Laissa Miller about her job working in a hospital lab when they toured the medical center last week.

Sandra Harmon, BMC’s continuing care unit activity director and Carol Ahlquist, continuing care director, talk about their careers working with nursing home residents to students Breanna Fickbohm and Alexandra Antdin. The Grantsburg High School students toured the medical center last week.

Alissa Koenen, Grantsburg High School’s gifted and talented teacher, talked with Carissa Skifstad about her career in education during the Women of Tomorrow luncheon held at the Crex Convention Center on Oct. 29. Twenty women mentors were invited to the luncheon with the Grantsburg High School students to share the stories of how they chose their career paths.

Grantsburg Schools Superintendent Joni Burgin was one of 20 women mentors who were invited to the Women of Tomorrow luncheon for Grantsburg High School students at the Crex Convention Center on Oct. 29. The mentors were seated at tables with the 40 young women attending the luncheon and encouraged the students to ask them questions about their career choices.

Area Ne ws at a Glance Couple charged with medical assistance fraud RICE LAKE -A Rice Lake couple is accused of cheating the state’s Medicaid Mileage Reimbursement Program out of $2,225. Mark L. and Susan I. Brunette, ages 43 and 42, respectively, are scheduled to appear in Barron County Circuit Court Wednesday, Nov. 25 each on a charge of felony medical assistant fraud. They allegedly filed about 250 fraudulent claims for mileage and food, which involved the use of a stolen stamp from a local clinic, related to medical appointments for their daughter between July 2006-May 2008. Rice Lake Chronotype (

Body of man who drowned recovered

HAYWARD - The body of Paul E. Dust, 43, was found in the waters of Lake Lac

Courte Oreilles on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dust, a resident of the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation, went missing on April 18 while spearfishing. He was fishing at the time with two teenaged boys. Heavy waves swamped their boat as they attempted to cross the northeast corner of the lake. The two boys, ages 15 and 18, were able to swim to the north shore. However, the 43year-old man disappeared while swimming and apparently drowned. An active search was conducted at the time of the drowning, but the body was not found. On Tuesday evening at approximately 5 p.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department was advised that a body had been located in Lac Courte Oreilles in fairly close proximity to the area where Dust was believed to have drowned in water approximately 80 feet deep. The LCO Police Department identified the body as Dust’s through tattoos and the clothing that Dust was reported to have been wearing at the time he disappeared. - Sawyer County Record

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SPOONER – Evidence found after a man allegedly died this past weekend in a Spooner fire has prompted authorities to suspect the male in a Sawyer County homicide. According to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department, a structure fire occurred in Edgewater around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The sheriff’s department and Birchwood Police and Dire departments responded to the residence on CTH F, where they found a 43-year-old male, later unofficially identified to be David W. Palm, Birchwood, dead inside. The press release said that due to the nature of the wounds and evidence located near the body, the officers were led to believe a homicide occurred. A suspect was developed after questioning the deceased’s relatives and acquaintances, and searches were led throughout that night, by Sawyer and Washburn counties’ sheriff’s departments, state police, the National Park Service, Department of Natural Re-

sources and Wisconsin Department of Investigation. A smoldering fire near an abandoned mobile home on CTH A, Spooner, was discovered by officers around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, the press release said. Emergency response teams located the body of a deceased male in the ashes, and his alleged vehicle near the mobile home. The body was said to be badly burned, but evidence near the fire led police to believe this man was the suspect in the Birchwood homicide, according to the press release. The alleged homicide victim’s body is in St. Paul, Minn., awaiting a forensic autopsy by Washburn County officials. The alleged suspect is also awaiting autopsy to establish positive identification; his name is being withheld. The Department of Criminal Investigation and state fire marshal are assisting with both alleged crime scenes. The matter was still under investigation as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 3. – with info. from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department


Burnett County sheriff's report Jason A. Adams, North Mankato, Minn., operate ATV w/o working spark arrestor, $154.50. Travis J. Adams, Danbury, speeding, $174.80. Tyrone S. Adams, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Donald L. Alden, Siren, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Ronald L. Alley, Forest Lake, Minn., operate ATV at speed greater then 20 mph on ATV route, $154.50. Eric D. Anderson, Siren, operating while suspended, $200.50. Eric D. Anderson, Stewartville, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.50. Joshua L. Anderson, Shafer, Minn., underage drinking, possess, $263.50. Thomas G. Anderson, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Alex R. Andrews, West St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Shelly L. Anlauf, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Catalin T. Antonescu, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.72. Dimitri J. Audi, Danbury, inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Jessica R. Banks, Grantsburg, underage drinking, possess; drink open intoxicants in MV, not guilty pleas. Thomas J. Barron, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Richard P. Bednar, Hudson, speeding, $175.30. Eric O. Behm, Cambridge, Minn., operate off-road dirt bike on ATV trail, $154.50. Bradley M. Belisle, Webster, operating while suspended, $200.50. Maurice R. Benjamin, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Matthew L. Bergh, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Amy M. Berglund, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Michael A. Besvold, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Lawrence E. Bildeau, South St. Paul, Minn., operate w/o valid license, $186.00. Alexander G. Bildeaux, Wyoming, Minn., operating commercial motor vehicle w/o license, not guilty plea. Gerald A. Bjerke, Webster, ATV operation adjacent to roadway, $200.50. Leif P. Bjornson, St. Croix Falls, speeding, not guilty plea. Ashley L. Bjornstad, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Julia E. Blaisdell, Superior, speeding, not guilty plea. Zackory K. Blume, St. Croix Falls, ATV operate w/o headgear, not guilty plea. Steven M. Bollum, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Nicole J. Bonniwell, Oakdale, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Robert A. Boyer, Lino Lakes, Minn., operate LUV on Burnett County forestland, $154.50. Jessica L. Brady, Ham Lake, Minn., fish w/o license, $192.20. Douglas D. Bros, Wayzata, Minn., speeding, $175.30. John R. Brown, Waterville, Minn., speeding, $208.50. Megina S. Bruton, Minneapolis, Minn., operating while under influence, license revoked 7 months, $754.50. Benjamin L. Bryan, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Bethany L. Buckhout, No. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Kathryn A. Burkhardt, Hinckley, Minn., fail./stop at stop sign, $160.80. Ashley E. Burton, Siren, nonregistration of auto, etc., $175.30. Nicholas E. Butler, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, not guilty pleas. Raymond L. Butler, No. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Julio C. Calixto Bonilla, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kenneth E. Carlson, Balsam Lake, seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin D. Carver, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Catherine M. Chamberland, Siren, speeding, $200.50. Russell D. Childers, Spooner, fail./stop at stop sign, $175.30. Beatrice A. Christy, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $174.80. Thomas P. Clemens, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Laurie F. Clements, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Grace E. Coffin, Dairyland, give permission-operate boat w/o cert., not guilty plea. Theodore F. Colangelo, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Matthew L. Covey, Webster, operating left of centerline; possess open intoxicants in MV, not guilty pleas. Tiffany K. Cowen, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Douglas J. Coyour, Frederic, speeding; seat belt violation, not guilty pleas. Francis R. Cullinan, St. Michael, Minn., operate ATV w/o valid safety cert., not guilty plea. Matthew R. Dehler, Ramsey, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Danielle L. Deming, Solon Springs, speeding, $175.30. James M. Demko, Lake Elmo, Minn., operate ATV w/o valid safety cert., $162.70. Mark D. Diesen, Spooner, speeding; operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas.

Anthony J. Dobek, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Thomas M. Dudley, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Radovan Duvnjak, Andover, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00. Robert R. Echeverria, Danbury, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more; drink open intox. in MV; reckless driving-endanger safety, not guilty pleas. Delrae L. Eden, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Evan P. Eid, Arden Hills, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tony J. Elwood, Cameron, seat belt violation, $10.00. Robert E. Endersbe, Farmington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Luke D. Feit, Paynesville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel G. Feller, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Sandra D. Ferguson, Spooner, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Michael J. Ferlic, Roseville, Minn., operate off-road dirt bike on ATV trail, $154.50. Becky M. Fern, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrea E. Fiddle, Webster, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Jonathan J. Firnstahl, Lakeville, Minn., passing in nopassing zone, $213.10. Eric T. Flam, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Sean R. Fleming, Deerwood, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Darren W. Fletcher, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael T. Flood, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Maegan M. Fornengo, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00; speeding, $225.70. Heidi L. Frosberg, Prior Lake, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00. Scott T. Forsberg, Bloomington, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00. Anthony M. Fox, Arden Hills, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Shelley A. Frangenberg, Polk City, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Annie Frank, Fort Worth, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Daniel J. Franklin, Princeton, Minn., speeding, $200.50. George P. Freese, Grantsburg, nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. John M. Frucci, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Daniel Fuchs, St. Michael, Minn., operate ATV w/o valid safety cert., $162.70. Paul H. Furchtenicht, Sarona, speeding, $175.30.

Controlled buys result in arrest of SCF couple TOWN OF STERLING – Police obtained a search warrant for a a Sterling Township residence at 2528 River Road after three controlled buys of marijuana there during September and October. The search was performed on Oct. 29, and Phillip and Amy Riemenschneider, ages 48 and 32, respectively, were both arrested at their home. During the search, a number of small amounts of marijuana in plastic bags and prescription bottles were found. Other containers of marijuana and a digital scale were found. A film canister containing a white powder was found,which tested positive

for methamphetamine. A rifle, a shotgun and a .22 pistol were also found in the residence. Phillip Riemenschneider had a previous felony conviction, also for a drug offense. Charges against him were felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, and delivery of marijuana. Amy Riemenschneider admitted she and Phillip together possessed and sold marijuana from their home. Charges against her included possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and two counts of delivery of marijuana. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Luck man arrested for OWI, resisting FREDERIC – Joshua Staples, 28, Luck, was arrested and charged with OWI and resisting an officer in the early-morning hours of Oct. 24. On that night, the vehicle Staples was driving was stopped for exceeding the speed limit on Wisconsin Avenue in Frederic. Staples fled on foot after being stopped. There was another party in the car who stayed in the vehicle. The officer determined that the driver was Staples and who the owner of the car was, a third party. Other officers with a canine unit arrived, which tracked Staples for a distance but then lost the

scent. The address on file for Staples was in Luck, but it was thought he might be staying at an address in Frederic. The police checked that address and found no one there. Later a call came in that someone had kicked the back door in at the address. Police went back and found Staples there and made the arrest. He was allegedly “belligerent and combative” during the arrest. A PBT was given with a result of .112. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Dylan B. Gaffney, Grantsburg, underage drinking-possess, alcohol assessment – attend alcohol class, $263.50. Carol L. Gallagher, Siren, speeding, not guilty plea. Daniel J. Gannon, Dundas, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Rodney Garayt, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Sasha L. Garbow, Siren, underage drinking-possess, license suspended 1 year, $767.50. Nelson J. Gebben, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Sean C. George, Dallas, Texas, speeding, $175.00. Marvin P. Gerdesmeier, Danbury, reckless driving-endanger safety, not guilty plea. Philip A. Gernes, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. John G. Gerogeorge, Chanhassen, Minn., operate an unregistered ATV, $154.50. Barbara J. Gluheisen, Siren, operating while under influence, not guilty plea. Victoria A. Goplin, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Nicolas W. Gramer, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00; nonregistration of auto, etc., $175.30. Kathryn A. Gray, Tony, Mo., possess fish 75 percent or more over bag limit, $2,640.12. Ralph Gray, Troy, Mo., possess fish 75 percent or more over bag limit, $2,640.12. Margaret S. Green, Roseville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Cori B. Gustafson, Grantsburg, operate w/o valid license, $186.00. Kelsey E. Gustafson, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Timothy D. Haerle, Maple Grove, Minn., operate ATV w/o valid safety certificate, $162.70; speeding, $295.00. Heidi K. Halvorson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Derek T. Harsen, Stacy, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Annette L. Hanson, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Bryan R. Hartnell, Joliet, Ill., operate ATV at speed greater then 20 mph on ATV route, $154.50. Kevin H. Hass, Webster, nonregistration of auto, etc., not guilty plea. Samuel M. Henry, Minneapolis, Minn., operating while suspended, $200.00. Joseph E. Hiber, St. Cloud, Minn., operating while under influence; operating with PAC .08 or more; operate w/o valid license, not guilty pleas. Alex L. Hoffmeyer, Shakopee, Minn., ATV operation on highways., $200.00. Richard J. Hohertz, Webster, fail. to comply w/shoreland restoration agreement, not guilty plea. Debra L. Huber, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Philip C. Hult, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $250.90. William R. Hunter, Siren, speeding, $174.80. Jessika J. Ilgen, Grantsburg, underage drinking-possess; drink open intoxicants in MV; violate absolute sobriety law, not guilty pleas. Robert C. Immerman, Lino Lakes, Minn., operate ATV at speed greater then 20 mph on ATV route, $154.50. Mary E. Jackson, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael T. Jackson, Maple Grove, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00.

Leah M. Janssen, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Krystal L. Janusch, Luck, ATV operate w/o headgear, not guilty plea. Patrick P. Jaskowiak, St. Paul, Minn., operating while under influence; operating with PAC .08 or more; operate w/o valid license, not guilty pleas. Mark A. Jereczek, Danbury, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Timothy A. Jewell, Downing, speeding, $175.30. Deborah C. Johnson, Greenfield, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mike J. Johnson, Grantsburg, dog running at large/no license on file, not guilty plea. Patricia L. Johnson, Wyoming, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Patricia M. Jungbauer, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Constance S. Jurkovich, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Michael T. Kalkbrenner, Duluth, Minn., operate LUV on Burnett County forestland, $154.50. Joshua F. Kearns, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, operate ATV w/o working spark arrestor, $154.50. Theresa E. Kegel, Siren, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Henry L. Kelash, St. Cloud, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00. Amy L. Kerbel, Webster, speeding, $200.50. George E. Kern, Danbury, passing in no-passing zone, $213.10; seat belt violation, $10.00. Gilbert J. Kingfisher, Hayward, drink open intoxicants in MV, $200.50; seat belt violation, $10.00. William V. Kirchgessner, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. David L. Knutson, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Darcy J. Kolander, Grantsburg, underage drinking-possess, alcohol assessment, attend alcohol class, $263.50. Jamie L. Kolander, Webster, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more; operating while suspended, not guilty pleas. Cynthia A. Kollars, Siren, inattentive driving, $187.90. Michelle M. Kostner, Bloomer, speeding, not guilty plea. James E. Kotoski, Cross Plains, construct bldg. w/o permit, $263.50. Weston Z. Kotoski, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mark L. Kroening, Rogers, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Dean L. Kroenke, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Matthew W. Kuechle, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Nicolle C. Kyostia, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Ryan D. Lang, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Philip G. Langton, East Bethel, Minn., operate ATV w/o working spark arrestor, $154.50. Bryce R. Larson, Stillwater, Minn., driving wrong way on divided highway, not guilty plea. Connie J. Larson, Danbury, speeding, $200.50. Alan L. Lawrence, Lakeland, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Brianne T. Lawson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Marian M. Lawson, Hertel, seat belt violation, $10.00. Curtis T. Lee, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Mark P. Lemerond, Green Bay, speedometer violations, not guilty plea. Carolyn R. Lindermann, Cumberland, speeding, $200.50. Gabrielle E. Lindgren, Eagan, Minn., operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty plea. Melinda L. Linke, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00; nonregistration of auto, etc., $175.30. Todd H. Lockwood, Danbury, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more; improper parking/standing of vehicle, not guilty pleas. Charles S. Lodge, Minneapolis, Minn., fish w/o license, $192.20. Shawn R. Long, North Liberty, Ind., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $169.00. Carrie L. Lott, Superior, speeding, $225.70. Vanessa R. Luke, Grantsburg, speeding, $225.70. John T. Lundblad, Centerville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Randy L. Lunde, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael A. Lundin, Grantsburg, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .08 or more; operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Tanya Mack, Grantsburg, underage drinking-possess, alcohol assessment, attend alcohol class, $263.50. Louis W. Mackyol, Webster, operate ATV w/o valid registration, $200.50. Susan J. Maher, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Kelsey B. Maijala, Makinen, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Carol J. Marefka, Burlington, speeding, $200.50. Brian C. Martin, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Hilborg Y. Martin, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Christopher L. Maves, Grantsburg, deposit or discharge solid waste on pubic or private property > 30 gallons, $375.00. Allison T. McDermott, Big Lake, Minn., speeding, $295.00. Michael L. McGrath, Webster, operate w/o valid license, not guilty plea. James V. McQuillan, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Kevin J. Meeds, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Delores H. Meier, Danbury, inattentive driving, $187.90. Whitney C. Meissner, North Oaks, Minn., fail./stop at stop sign, $175.30. David J. Merle, Danbury, speeding, $200.50. Johnathan M. Merrill, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Milo C. Merrill Jr., Luck, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .08 or more; operating while revoked, not guilty pleas. Susan M. Metcalf, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Jacob E. Miles, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. John A. Mingo, Mitchell, S.D., speeding, $200.50. Jessica L. Mooney, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Gregory J. Mortenson, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $225.70.

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Halloween OWIs POLK COUNTY – A Dresser woman was charged with OWI on Saturday, Oct. 31, after witnesses reported seeing her back into an unattended vehicle and drive off. Mariah Gaffey, 29, was arrested that day after witnesses reported seeing her “stumble” to her car, back into another car and drive away. The witness recorded the license plate of the car. A police officer went to the home of the registered owner and there administered field sobriety tests. The PBT registered .14 and she was arrested. Tisha Schultz, 40, San Diego, Calif., was charged with OWI on Saturday, Oct. 31, after failing to yield to pedestrian traffic. A police officer was observing traffic at Warren Street and Keller Avenue in Amery because it was Hal-

loween and there were many trick-ortreaters on foot. A woman and child were in the crosswalk and Schultz failed to stop for them. She was estimated to have been driving 40 to 50 miles per hour. The officer stopped her, and administered sobriety tests and arrested her for OWI. The intoxicant test read .15 percent. Kurtis Shelton, 22, Frederic, was charged with OWI at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. A police officer stopped him to see if there was a problem as he was driving with his emergency flashers on. Field sobriety tests were given and he was arrested. He was given a PBT which registered .12. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.


Frederic girls travel to National FFA convention

by Brenda Sommerfeld INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The co-presidents of the Frederic High School FFA Club, Terri McKinney and Danielle Asper, traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., for the National FFA Convention Wednesday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 24. “The whole experience is just amazing,” McKinney said. The two traveled with Luck FFA members and advisor Tom Wesle. Wesle was the Frederic advisor last year and he agreed to take two Frederic girls on the trip with his Luck members. The seven students and Wesle rode on a coach bus with six other schools for their 12-hour trip to Indianapolis. Both McKinney and Asper went to the convention last year and knew what to expect of the trip. This year the members got to go to the Indianapolis Speedway and ride on a van around the track, they visited Hoosier Park and the Children’s Museum for a special display on King Tut. While at the convention, the 25,000 attendees go to different sessions with different speakers. This year’s theme of the

Danielle Asper and Terri McKinney attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., from Wednesday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 24. On Friday of their trip, they distributed food items into boxes for the elderly. – Photos submitted

The Wisconsin Section 1 FFA Vice President Leah Christensen visited the Frederic High School, where she completed teamwork activities with the seventh- and eighth-graders and she told the FFA facts about the FFA and she taught them how to better their chapter.

Budget hearing Nov. 11 at Luck by Mary Stirrat LUCK — The public hearing on the 2010 budget for the village of Luck will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. The proposed budget includes a $520,477 tax levy, up $8,066, or 1.57 percent, from the 2009 levy. There is no increase in the taxing mill rate, which will remain at $7.734 per $1,000 in equalized property value.

At $520,477, the tax levy is $59,632 below the maximum allowed under the state revenue caps. Total expenditures are expected to be slightly up, at $724,024 compared with $714,774 last year. The regular monthly meeting of the board, including adoption of the budget and levy, will take place after the public hearing.

convention was Lead Out Loud. Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” was one of the speakers at the sessions, along with Josh Sundquist. Sundquist lost his leg at a young age and went on to ski with the Paralympics team in the Olympics. “We learned ways to lead out loud, ways to improve our FFA and we learned that even if you lose a leg, like Josh did, you can still become anything,” Asper explained of the sessions. McKinney went as the Frederic FFA chapter’s president and Asper as the vice president, because the year before they had gone with the roles reversed. Being the president, McKinney spent most of her time in Indianapolis with Wisconsin Section 1 FFA President BJ Chrisler and Asper spent hers with Wisconsin Section 1 FFA Vice President Leah Christenson. “He just told us how to make our chapter better, what to do for fundrais-

ers, and we did team activities,” McKinney explained about Chrisler. “The workshops were intended to build as a FFA.” “She taught me how to be a leader, but how to be like the sidekick, like how Robin is to Batman, stuff like that,” Asper said of Christenson. The last day there, McKinney and Asper got up very early in order to go to their day-of-service activity. The two of them worked at a food bank, where they distributed items into boxes to help feed the elderly. Their group finished 550 boxes during their three-hour time slot. From there, the group went to the career fair where several colleges, employers and military recruiters told the students of their choices after high school. “Anybody who represents or sponsors FFA are there,” Asper commented. Following the career fair, they attended their last session and were on the bus at 10 p.m. on their journey home. Frederic having food sale McKinney, Asper and all other 20 members of the Frederic FFA are having a food sale from Wednesday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 15. They are selling fruits, meat and cheese and other food. Please see one of the members if you would like to contribute. The money raised by this fundraiser in the past is what allowed the girls to go on the trip. WI FFA VP visits Frederic The Wisconsin Section 1 Vice President Leah Christensen visited the Frederic High School during the end of one school day recently. Christensen is a graduate of Amery and now is a freshman at UW-River Falls. Christensen did teamwork activities with the seventh- and eighth-grade classes. She also told the FFA members facts about the FFA and she taught them how to better their chapter.

GOP hosts Reagan Day Dinner this Friday POLK COUNTY — The 2009 Annual Reagan Day Dinner of the Polk County Republican Party will be this Friday, Nov. 6, at Trollhaugen Convention Center in Dresser. The featured speaker will be talk show host Dan Conry. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Sean Duffy, congressional candidate, and Dave Ross, candi-

date for lieutenant governor. There will also be a representative in attendance from Scott Walker’s campaign. The evening of food, fun, fellowship and door prizes begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Please call Pat Peterson at 715-755-2644 for reservations or more information.

Luck students spend day in Straight Lake State Park Twenty-eight students in Joe Bartylla’s science class at Luck spent a memorable day on a field trip to Straight Lake State Park in mid-October, working on one of the trails. The students cleared a section of the corridor of trees, bushes and rocks. After lunch, they enjoyed a hike through the park on other completed trails. Math teacher Dean Rousch and guidance counselor Rachel Berg also supervised the group. — Photo submitted




Vikings defense does it again!

Frederic at level three playoffs for first time in school history

Extra Points

Frederic 21, Shell Lake 14 by Marty Seeger FREDERIC – For the first time in school history the Frederic Vikings football team is advancing to level 3 of the Division 7 WIAA playoffs with a thrilling 21-14 overtime win over Shell Lake on Saturday, Oct. 31. “The energy was just unreal, we played so well, what a day!” said an elated Vikings coach, Ken Belanger, after the game on Saturday. Shell Lake scored the first touchdown of the game on their second possession with 4:44 to go in the first quarter. The touchdown came after the Lakers decided to go for a fake punt on fourth and 10 from the Vikings 38-yard line. The fake was taken 25 yards to the 13-yard line, and the Lakers punched it in for the score two plays later. “In hind sight of course I kind of kicked myself, we put our punt return team out there,” Belanger said, but coaches, he said, weren’t expecting them to go for it on fourth and 10. The Vikings got off to a bit of a slow start in the first half, and punted on their first three possessions in the first quarter. They also punted the ball on their first possession of the second quarter. But the Vikings defense quickly retaliated to force Shell Lake to punt, and regained possession of the ball with 8:35 to play in the first half. Starting from their own 37-yard line, the Vikings capped off a nine-play drive, which included two big 10-yard gains by Tony Peterson and quarterback Ben Ackerley. They tied the game at 7 on a fourth- and-11 screen pass from Ackerley to Peterson, who dove into the end zone with 3:23 remaining in the first half. “His run after the catch on that screen pass, I mean he was not going to be denied,” Belanger said of Peterson’s run

The Frederic coaching staff had reason to celebrate after the win last Saturday.

Frederic took a 14-7 lead with a great catch by Tony Peterson on fourth down and 14 with five minutes to go in the third quarter. Shell Lake linebacker Andrew Melton is going in for the tackle. – Photos by Marty Seeger after the catch. “He just was flying to the end zone and I think he left the ground on the 3-yard line.” The Vikings forced Shell Lake to punt on their first possession of the third quarter and took over on their own 39yard line. In 13 plays, Frederic took the ball across midfield; with the help of an Ackerley 12-yard run, and a pair of Peterson gains for 10-plus yards the Vikings moved the ball to the 9-yard line. A penalty backed up the Vikings to the 17-yard line, and despite a 6-yard pass to Trae Gehl, they were forced to a fourth and 14. On the next play, Peterson hauled in a perfect over-the-shoulder catch for the score and the Vikings went up 14-7 with five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Shell Lake seemed to answer right back when late in the third quarter, Tom Helstern completed a 22-yard pass to Aaron Druschba. The Lakers scored two plays later on a Helstern 21-yard run to tie the game at 14 at the start of the Frederic’s Bradley Thomas celefourth quarter, but it didn’t seem to get the Vikings down. Both teams traded brates after sacking Shell Lake’s possessions for the entire fourth quarter quarterback. and Frederic came up with big defensive 2-yard run to put the Vikes on top 21-14. plays. Zachary Tietz came up with a big Shell Lake got their shot in the oversack for a loss of 9 yards for Frederic and time with a 4-yard run on the first play Bradley Thomas sacked the quarterback by Curtis MacKenzie. Claire Erickson for a loss with just over five minutes to came up with a big stop to bring up third go in the game. and six, and an incomplete pass brought “I thought our defense throughout the up fourth down and four to go. What game was really outstanding. That was looked like a first down from the Fredjust a huge part … that we played such eric sideline turned out to be the biggest good defense,” Belanger said. defensive stance of the game and a huge Eventually the game was taken into win for the Vikings. overtime, and it didn’t take long for the “It doesn’t get a better feeling than Vikings as they got the first shot at the end zone. Ackerley had one run of at See Frederic/next page least 12 yards and eventually scored on a

••• RIVER FALLS – The UW-River Falls football team won a thrilling overtime victory over UWPlatteville last Saturday by a score of 31-28. Former Pirate athlete Ryan Hansen had five receptions for 40 yards, including a game-tying touchdown catch with 1.5 Ryan Hansen seconds left in the game to send it into overtime. Hansen is a senior this year with the Falcons. – Marty Seeger with information from ••• AMERY – Amery High School Senior Tanner Tryggestad was recently selected as a second-team member of the Inside Wisconsin Sports 2009-10 high school preseason hockey team. The team will appear in the November issue of the magazine, which can be found at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble and other locations. “Our goal was to assemble a group of the finest hockey players in the state,” said editor Mike Beacom. “Tanner was a good fit, and someone we expect will have a good season at Amery.” – submitted ••• LEADER LAND – The Frederic Vikings football game against McDonell Central is being broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. on 104.9 FM. The Somerset at Northwestern game can be heard on Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m., on 104.9 FM. ••• GREEN BAY– The Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is being broadcast Sunday, Nov. 8, beginning at noon., on WXCX 105.7 FM. ••• MADISON – The Wisconsin Badgers football game at Indiana is being broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 7, on 1260 AM beginning at 11 a.m. The Minnesota Gophers at Wisconsin Badgers hockey games on Nov. 6 and 7 begin at 7 p.m. both nights and can be heard on 1260 AM. The Wednesday, Nov. 11, college basketball game between UW-Superior and Wisconsin Badgers can be heard at 6:30 p.m., on 1260 AM. ••• LEADER LAND – Local sports tidbits to share? Please contact the Leader by 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to go in Extra Points. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld ••• LEADER LAND – Leader Sports strives to follow the college careers of area athletes. If you know of an athlete who will be playing collegiate sports in 2009 and hasn’t been mentioned, send us an e-mail or call and we’ll take it from there. – Marty Seeger and Brenda Sommerfeld

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P O R T S and played the complete game, and of course that’s what we’re looking for, for Saturday,” Belanger said.

Frederic/ from front page 17 that. Four years or three years of losing to them and then in our conference we always lose to them and to finally get ‘em in the playoffs, I couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Frederic senior Ian Anderson, who had six tackles, one tackle for a loss. “We tried our best and we tried to shut ‘em down … we all did the best that we could and came out on top,” Anderson said. Erickson led the Vikings on defense with eight tackles, while Gehl and Thomas each had 4-1/2 tackles. Puetz had four tackles. Peterson had 3-1/2 tackles and Waylon Buck had three tackles. “I felt everybody really did a good job,” Belanger said, noting that he was very pleased with his defensive ends, Thomas and Puetz. “We felt Tietz and John Chelmo did a good job, and outside linebackers, Peterson and Ackerley, and Gehl really filled in at safety with big hits at the line of scrimmage,” Belanger said. Belanger was pleased also with the fact that they held a team with a great running game like Shell Lake to just 74 yards rushing, which is something they haven’t always been able to do. Lakers jinx is over In his nine seasons as coach of the Vikings, Belanger notched his first win ever against Shell Lake last Saturday, but that winless streak against the Lakers

The Frederic defense held a solid Shell Lake runnning game to just 74 yards rushing on 41 carries. – Photos by Marty Seeger didn’t start just nine seasons ago. In 1993, the Vikings defeated Shell Lake in a come-from-behind victory 19-12. In that game, Peter Dornfeld rushed for 154 yards in the second half to help for the win. In 1994, the Vikings and other area teams moved from the Upper St. Croix Valley Conference to the Large Lakeland Conference alignment, and the Vikings lost to Shell Lake 34-0 in the final game of the season. Then, in 1997, the Vikings

defeated Shell Lake 22-12 with the help of 98 yards on 20 carries from Mike Swenson. It was their last victory against Shell Lake until last Saturday’s level 2 playoff win. “We’ve had a few times over the years where we played well at the half, but we get to that second half [and fall apart],” Belanger said. In Saturday’s game, Belanger was pleased to see his kids play a complete game. “It was pretty critical that we came out

Will Primm makes a tackle on Shell Lake’s Tom Helstern.

McDonell Central The Frederic Vikings will have a tough test against McDonell Central this Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. The game will be on the Macks home turf on Dorais Field at the Chippewa Falls Senior High School. McDonell Central is the only Division 7 team in the Marawood Conference, which is comprised mostly of Division 5 and 6 teams including Edgar, Marathon, Stratford, Rib Lake, Pittsville, Auburndale, Phillips and Chequamegon. The Macks are third in their conference at 62, and 8-3 overall. Although coach Belanger says they’re a very solid team, he knows his team has a chance to win. “We feel good about what we see on tape, and we think we can do it,” Belanger said. The Macks are an average-size team according to Belanger, they throw well and can mix it up a lot with a very diversified offense. Due to another function at Chippewa Falls Senior High School this weekend, parking may be limited. Additional parking can be found on any of the side streets and at McDonell High School, which are all within walking distance. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and the price for spectators is $4 for ages 6 and up and $1 for children under the age of 6.

Frederic defensive end Gregory Puetz makes a solo tackle on Shell Lake’s Mitch Kraetke.

Vikings fullback Trae Gehl finds an opening.

Tony Peterson leaps for the end zone for the Vikings first score of the game on a screen pass from Ben Ackerley on a fourth down and 11.

From (L to R): Viking captains Ian Anderson, Gregory Puetz and Bradley Thomas line up for the coin toss at midfield before going into overtime.








Hilltoppers stop Webster in round two Tigers stellar season ends abruptly in playoffs Glenwood City 26, Webster 12 by Marty Seeger WEBSTER – It was a great start for the Tigers in Saturday’s second round of the Division 6 WIAA playoff game. On just the third play of the game, Dan Pope broke to the Glenwood City sideline for a 56-yard touchdown run to put the Tigers on top 6-0. It was a short-lived lead, however, as Hilltopper Garret Bonte took the ensuing kickoff 76 yards to the end zone to give Glenwood City a 7-6 edge with 10:13 still to go in the first quarter. After going nowhere in their second drive of the game, Webster was forced to punt and Glenwood City, with the help of a 33-yard run by Bonte, set up their second touchdown of the game to make it 14-6 Hilltoppers. Glenwood’s following kickoff quickly turned in their favor as a low kick bounced off a Tiger and back into the hands of Glenwood City. It was an unfortunate turnaround for the Tigers. “After the game, I had to ask if that was their plan (Glenwood City’s) and they said they just wanted a low line drive. That was an unfortunate break for us because we lost a possession out of it,” said Webster coach Jeromie Voeltz.

Tiger running back Dan Dochniak fights for yardage.

Webster’s Kyler Liljenberg gives his all on a tackle over a Glenwood City opponent. – Photos by Marty Seeger The Tigers defense held strong after the turnover, but a punt by the Hilltoppers took a great bounce and backed Webster to their own 3-yard line. It was a hole the Tigers couldn’t dig out of and they were forced to punt from inside the

Webster’s Chad French puts a solid hit on Glenwood City quarterback Tyler Kuehndorf, and pops the ball loose as Dan Pope wraps him up. Unfortunately, the ball was recovered by the Hilltoppers.

The Webster defense swarms to the ball against Glenwood City before the end of the first half.

end zone. The Hilltoppers started from the 29-yard line and were eventually able to score on a 2-yard run by Bonte with 9:06 still to go in the first half. It was a fast start considering midfield was shaping into a giant hole of mud. “Going into the game, we preached holding onto the football because we knew the field was going to be muddy; didn’t think it would get that bad,” Voeltz said. “The later the game went on, the worse the field got and the more limited both teams got.” With a 20-6 lead the Hilltoppers regained possession of the ball on their own 22-yard line with over four minutes to go in the first half. But the Tigers never gave up, as Pope keyed in on a wobbly pass and took it back to the 22-yard line. With just 20 seconds to go in the first half, Webster cut the Hilltoppers lead to eight points on a 2-yard touchdown run by Chad French. “We were in the game all the way until the end, and that is all heart. Our kids played their tails off the entire football game trying to create turnovers and getting extra yardage, but the ball always seemed to bounce the other way. We forced some fumbles early and even later in the game, but we were just not able to get to them,” Voeltz said. It was a scoreless mud bath for both teams in the third quarter, and like the first half, it featured at least one Glen-

Chad French finds an opening and a block from a teammate.

wood City fumble that went back into their hands. Midway through the third, Webster made a nice drive across midfield to the 37-yard line, but Glenwood City took over on downs from the 25yard line. Webster closed out the third quarter with a fumble, but started out the fourth quarter with a big fourthdown stop inside their own 15-yard line. Unfortunately for Webster, Glenwood City scored on a screen pass with 5:05 remaining in the game. It was too much for the Tigers to overcome, but they ended a great season with a conference championship record of 6-0, and 9-2 overall. “It ended up to be a great season despite an early exit from the playoffs. We were hoping for more football in Webster this year, but you need to tip your hats to Glenwood they played a heck of a football game,” Voeltz said. He added, “I also wanted to say on behalf of the Webster football coaching staff a big thankyou for everyone that has been involved, following and cheering on our Webster Tigers. This was a fun year and we appreciated all the support, banners and great fans at all of our games.” Offensively Pope was held to 99 yards on 15 carries. French had 71 yards on 14 carries. Pope led with 10 tackles on defense, and French and Nolan Kriegel had 6-1/2 tackles. Garrett Eichman had six tackles, Ben Shives had five and Kyler Liljenberg had four.

Dan Pope had room to run after this interception before the end of the first half, which eventually set up the Tigers second touchdown of the game.




Team takes fourth overall out of 16 schools





Taylor takes third at state

by Marty Seeger WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids was again splashed with orange last Saturday, Oct. 31, as the sectional champion Webster Tiger boys cross-country team attempted a repeat of last year’s Division 3 state championship. Unfortunately, the team came up short with a fourth-place finish, but junior Jack Taylor competed three spots better than last year’s performance to earn third place as an individual with a time of 16:33. Taylor was the lone junior among the top seven individuals, who were otherwise all seniors. “Jack had to run hard the first mile to get him into a position to compete with top runners,” said coach Roy Ward. At the first mile Taylor looked to be 12th according to Ward, but by the twomile Taylor was in sixth and eventually passed the fourth-place runner in the last 100 meters. “Jack was happy with third, but has his eyes set on being the champion next year. I don’t think Webster has ever had

a boy’s individual state champ,” Ward said. Although Taylor was happy with third place, he stayed true to his team mental-

ity after the race according to Ward. “When I asked Jack after he got his third-place medal how it felt, he said ‘it just isn’t the same as last year.’ He is

Joey Erickson received 20th place at state. – Photo by Kevin Schoessow

Bryan Krause finished 23rd in Wisconsin Rapids.– Photo by Hayley Karl

Devin Greene placed 61st overall. – Photo by Kevin Schoessow

Webster’s Jack Taylor received a third-place medal at the WIAA Division 3 state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, Oct. 31. Taylor finished with a time of 16:33. – Photo by Deanna Krause

right,” Ward said. “It is always more fun to win as a team and to have everyone to celebrate the moment with.” As a team Ward said the athletes ran better than they did at sectionals, but took fourth place. “On Saturday they gave everything they had and raced the best they could. It is an awesome feeling to have athletes that will practice and perform beyond your expectations. I guess that is why I always enjoy working with an athlete who has a lot of heart versus talent. This team had both talent and heart,” Ward said. Sophomore Joey Erickson finished 20th overall and had a time of 17:15, improving seven spots from last year’s performance. He improved from 31st at the mile. “I know Joey has never pushed himself that hard in a race and now he knows what it feels like to have spent everything.” Senior Bryan Krause took 23rd overall with a time of 17:21, and kept to a goal of keeping up the pace with teammate Erickson as long as he could. “He did just that and by doing so he passed 13 runners from the mile to the

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Chaz Heinz was the 91st boy to finish in Division 3. – Photo by Hayley Karl

Frederic girls fight for seventh place Athletes will be back for more next season by Marty Seeger FREDERIC – It was a day of miserable weather for the state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids, but a good day for Frederic High School’s first-ever girls state-qualifying team. According to first-

Samantha Nelson finished 19th overall at state. – Photo by Hayley Karl

year Vikings coach Ian Karl, the weather was in the mid-30s at the start of the race and a light mist turned to a freezing drizzle by the end of the race. When the entire team crossed the finish line, the girls placed seventh overall. “I was really happy with their performance and I think they were too,” Karl said. On the morning of the race, Karl said the girls were quiet but focused on the

upcoming race. It was also a unique moment for the coach, who was at the state meet for his first year of coaching. “It was exciting for me too. {It was] my first time going down there, so it was a bunch of rookies, but it turned out well,” Karl said. Samantha Nelson had been to the state cross-country meet before and crossed the finish line ahead of her teammates to take 19th overall with a time of 16:10.

Nelson was just two places shy of earning a medal but will get another shot at it next year, as she’s only a junior. Sarah Knauber placed 37th overall with a time of 16:29, and will be back as a senior again next year, along with Calla and Sage Karl, who finished with times of 16:44 and 18:01 respectively. Juniors

Sarah Knauber placed 37th for Frederic. – Photo by Kevin Schoessow

Calla Karl took 50th place overall. – Photo by Hayley Karl

Viking Sage Karl received 119th place overall. – Photo by Hayley Karl

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All three Pirate runners finish in 50s

Lund ends career with three state appearances

by Brenda Sommerfeld WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Three individuals, Steven McKinley, Michelle Lund and Angela Gaffney, the same three that went last year, made it to state for the Grantsburg Pirates cross-country teams. All three placed in the 50s. McKinley took 56th, Lund 55th and Gaffney 59th. “Their times were all slower than the sectional meet,” coach Paul Huskamp stated. “The course is different but they were disappointed with their times.” McKinley actually finished faster than last year at state with a time of 17:50.5, but the girls fell short of last year’s finishing times, Lund with 16:50.5 and Gaffney 16:54.9 this year. “Just to get there was a good way to end the season,” Huskamp commented. “It was an ending to a great season, but I think overall they were a little bit disappointed with how they finished.” Lund, as a senior, made it to Wisconsin Rapids for the last time in her high school cross-country career. “This is Michelle’s third time that she’s been there,” Huskamp stated. “She was happy that she made it again this year.” Both McKinley and Gaffney will have the chance to make it next year, being they are juniors this school year. The two may even be joined by other teammates

Webster CC/continued finish. Bryan will leave a big void to fill next year,” Ward said. Devin Greene and senior Chaz Heinz took 61st and 91st respectively. Greene was disappointed with his race according to Ward, but determined to improve for next year, and Heinz improved dramatically from a year ago, when he suffered a knee injury. “It was amazing how well he ran at state considering what he has been through. Chaz improved the most on the team in one week from sectionals to state by cutting off 19 seconds,” Ward said. Tim Sundstrom and Brad Krause each ran their first state meet race, and Sund-

Frederic CC/continued Tanesha Carlson and Jade Johnson completed the race with times of 18:28 and 19:30 respectively. Coming into the race, coach Karl was uncertain how the girls would finish. Sectional times were dramatically different due to the bad weather conditions. “They should all be proud of what they did, and should be really happy with their performance there,” Karl said. Overall it was a great experience for the entire team, and coach Karl was impressed not just by his own team, but from the experience as a whole. “When you see the waves of people running to watch these kids go by it’s re-

Grantsburg’s Steven McKinley finished 56th with a time of 17:50.5. – Photos by Hayley Karl next season. “We’ve got a lot of potential coming up next year with the girls and the boys,” Huskamp said. “I think that they all found out that training over the summer strom raced his last, with a place of 112th and time of 19:00, which was his personal best. Krause is a sophomore and will be back again for another crack at state next season. “Overall I was very pleased with the boys season and run at state,” Ward said, adding that if the team would have had a bad meet they would have taken fifth, and a great meet might have brought third. “My personal opinion is we ran a better race than the No. 1 team, but they came into the meet with five runners who were better than our five. The truth is that the schools that beat us make us better and now we have to decide what we are going to do about it,” Ward said.

Pirate Michelle Lund came in 55th at state with a time of 16:50.5.

Grantsburg’s Angela Gaffney finished 59th at 16:54.9.

months makes a huge difference. Those that didn’t, that just started running for the first time this year, really could tell

that it really pays to be in shape when you start out the season.”

Tim Sundstrom placed 112th for the Tigers. – File photo by Marty Seeger

Brad Krause took 121st place at the state meet.– File photo by Marty Seeger

Tanesha Carlson finished 133rd at state. – Photo by Kevin Schoessow

Jade Johnson came in 146th for the Vikings. – Photo by Hayley Karl

ally exciting and inspirational for a coach and for runners alike to see all that excitement for their sport. It’s really a big deal,” Karl said. More importantly, Karl will be back again next season to try for another shot at the state meet, and as seniors next season, there’s no question all six girls will be up for the challenge. “I’m looking forward to next year. It was about the best season for a new coach that I could ask for and that all had to do with the quality of the kids and the athletes that I was working with,” Karl said.

Wisconsin Rapids WIAA Division 3 State Cross-Country Meet – Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Boys Teams

Cedar Grove-Belgium The Prairie School Sevastopol Webster Aquinas Rosholt Brookfield Academy Albany Oshkosh Lourdes Sheboygan Area Lutheran Chequamegon Darlington Drummond

14 15 16

McDonell Central Blair-Taylor Marathon

Boys Overall Individuals

Place Finisher

3 20 23 56 61 91 112 121


Jack Taylor Joey Erickson Bryan Krause Steven McKinley Devin Greene Chaz Heinz Tim Sundstrom Brad Krause


16:33.6 17:15.8 17:21.9 17:50.5 17:54.7 18:26.2 19:00.8 19:10.4

Girls Teams


Webster Webster Webster Grantsburg Webster Webster Webster Webster

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Edgar Cedar Grove-Belgium Sheboygan Area Lutheran Colfax Oshkosh Lourdes Boscobel Frederic Pittsville Three Lakes Laona/Wabeno The Prairie School Aquinas Darlington Lake Country Lutheran

15 16

Flambeau Bruce

Girls Overall Individuals

Place Finisher 19 37 50 55 59 119 133 146

Samantha Nelson Sarah Knauber Calla Karl Michelle Lund Angela Gaffney Sage Karl Tanesha Carlson Jade Johnson


16:10.9 16:29.0 16:44.2 16:50.5 16:54.9 18:01.6 18:28.8 19:30.6


Frederic Frederic Frederic Grantsburg Grantsburg Frederic Frederic Frederic




The monkey is off their back! Perhaps it was even bigger than a monkey. Maybe it was more like an orangutan or a 500pound silverbacked mountain gorilla. In any case, let’s hope the Frederic football program has finally shed the Shell Lake hex. THE SPORTS Since the resurrection of Frederic football upon the arrival of living legend coach Ken Belanger, the Vikes have played numerous crucial games against the Lakers. And until Saturday, Frederic has always came up short, usually in convincing fashion. But the tables finally turned last weekend with the Vikes stunning overtime victory over the Lakers. (see game story elsewhere on these pages). And the Vikings expect to remain at their peak Saturday evening on the artificial turf at Chippewa Falls versus McDonell Central.

J o h n R y a n


Minnesota firearm deer hunters ready to enjoy season; Wisconsin up next. Minnesota firearm deer hunters will take to the woods this Saturday to



begin their tradition-laden season. Of course, hundreds of Gopher State gunners will then take a trip across the border to join Wisconsinites in pursuing wily whitetails when our season begins on Nov. 21. Many hunters think it would be nice if the Badger State season opened a week or more earlier. Pondering my days as a serious archery deer hunter, I remember a significant difference in rutting activity on Nov 10, 12, or thereabouts, as opposed to a week or more later, when the rifle season commenced. Some of our bow-toting friends claim that the rut is fizzling by the second weekend in November, which then makes one wonder why so many archers zealously oppose hacking the currently interminable 100-day bow season by seven days in order to give firearm hunters an earlier start and a 16-day piece of the deer-hunting pie. Area man returns from the hunt of a lifetime Well-known local big-game hunter Richard “Rich” Peterson of rural Lewis is back from the wilds of western Canada with an alluring and riveting tale of a successful mountain goat hunt. The billy Peterson shot in British Columbia had an estimated live weight of 350 pounds and was brought down from an altitude of 7,000 feet. Don’t be surprised if you see an in-depth feature story of Peter-


NAME: Football Team SCHOOL: Frederic YEAR: 2009-10 COMMENTS: It’s been 12 years since the Vikings have been able to put their names in the win column against Shell Lake. In his nine years of coaching at Frederic, Ken Belanger had never beaten the Lakers either, but the team did so in dramatic fashion last Saturday with a 2114 overtime win. The win is also the team’s first trip to a level three playoff game in Frederic High School history. – Marty Seeger





son’s hunt in a future issue of the Leader. Vikings win while fickle fans flail fantastic Favre For many years Cheeseheads shared tales of the myriad virtues of their Hall-of-Famer quarterback Brett Favre, but you wouldn’t have known it Sunday when he took to the Lambeau Field gridiron. While the greenand gold-clad minions showered boos, catcalls and obscene gestures down upon him, the 40-year-old icon barely flinched. And when the dust, venom and smoke had finally cleared the air and a crisp autumn evening settled on the upper Midwest, old number 4 had once again performed at the highest level, tossing four touchdown passes in leading his Minnesota Vikings to a surprisingly easy 12point victory. Last Sunday, longtime Packer fan Fr. Dennis Mullen gave a stirring talk that centered on the topic of “desire” and how a human’s craving and yearning for satisfaction, inner peace or perfection is what drives one toward greatness and/or fulfillment. There’s no doubt that Brett Favre epitomizes desire at its most inspirational level. Meanwhile, Packer fans are starting to question whether newly ordained quarterback Aaron Rodgers is deserving of the messianic qualities which were bestowed upon him in the sum-

mer of 2008. Skeptical Cheeseheads say Rodgers reminds them of former signal-caller Lynn Dickey who was known for piling up gaudy statistics but a minimal number of victories while spending too much time in a prone position. Armchair fans are often quick to pin all the blame on an offensive line, but in the NFL a quarterback must make quick reads and have a fast release if he intends to stay upright. Will Rodgers someday learn to be a winning NFL quarterback? Trivia returns! And College Bowl is back. Match these Leader Land sports legends with the appropriate college. The legends: 1) Brian Webster 2) Dave Daniels 3) Brock Brunberg 4) Bryan Vilstrup 5) Ted Gerber 6) John Sopiwnik 7) Bruce Shattuck 8) Brad Domagala 9) Adam Daniels 10) Amy Lundquist The colleges: a) St. Olaf b) Hamline c) Stout d) River Falls e) Superior f) St. Thomas g) Whitewater h) DePaul i) Stevens Point j) La Crosse The correct answers: 1-J, 2-E, 3-B, 4C, 5-F, 6-A, 7-G, 8-D, 9-I, 10-H John Ryan may be reached at

2009 Football Playoffs - Division 7 Tuesday, Oct. 27

Saturday, Oct. 31

Friday, Nov. 6 or

Friday, Nov. 13 or

Saturday, Nov. 7

Saturday, Nov. 14

Plum City (#1) Record: 7-0, 9-0 @Ellsworth Turtle Lake Record: 5-3, 5-4

Plum City 35-24

@Chippewa Falls (1 p.m.)

McDonell Central

McDonell Central 22-0

Record: 5-2, 7-2 @Elmwood Elmwood (#4)

McDonell Central 42-13

Record: 5-2, 7-2

@Chippewa Falls

Pepin/Alma (#3)

Host: McDonell C entral Saturday – 5 p.m.

Record: 5-2, 6-3

Frederic Football Team


Frederic 14-8



West Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Grantsburg Pirates 10-0 32-1 Scores Thursday, October 29 Grantsburg 3, Washburn 2 (23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-10, 15-10) Saturday, October 31 Grantsburg 3, Melrose-Mindoro 0 (25-14, 25-6, 25-12) Upcoming Friday, November 6 1 p.m. Grantsburg vs. Laconia at Resch Center Auburndale vs. Cuba City at Resch Center Saturday, November 7 12:30 p.m. Division 3 Championship Game

WOMEN’S POOL LEAGUE Team Glass Bar Luck-E Suzy Q's VFW Wise Guys Hack's Blacksmith Shop JJ's Kassel Tap Hog Wild

Score 23 22 22 20 19 17 16 15 15 8


Small Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Flambeau Falcons 8-0 Shell Lake Lakers 7-1 Frederic Vikings 5-3 Turtle Lake Lakers 5-3 Northwood/Solon Evergreens 5-3 Bruce Red Raiders 3-5 Birchwood/Weyerhaeuser Cats 2-6 Siren Dragons 1-7 Winter Warriors 0-8 Large Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Webster Tigers 6-0 Clear Lake Warriors 5-1 Luck Cardinals 4-2 St. Croix Falls Saints 2-4 Grantsburg Pirates 2-4 Unity Eagles 2-4 Cameron Comets 0-6 Scores Saturday, October 31 Frederic 21, Shell Lake 14 (OT) Glenwood City 26, Webster 12 Upcoming Saturday, November 7 5 p.m. Frederic vs. McDonell Central at Chippewa Falls

Overall 10-1 9-2 7-4 5-5 5-5 3-6 2-7 2-8 1-8 Overall 9-2 8-2 6-4 3-6 3-6 3-6 1-8

Record: 5-3, 5-4

@Frederic (1 p.m.)


Frederic 21-14 (OT)

Record: 4-2, 6-3 @S hell Lake Shell Lake (#2)

Shell Lake 29-14

Record: 7-1, 8-1

The Prediction King produced a dismal 2-4 record last week, dropping his season mark to 46-13, or 78 percent. “Usually I peak at WIAA playoff time, but last week was downThe right embarrassSwami ing,” he said as the tracks of his THE SWAMI tears streaked down his cheeks. However, he did manage to save face with his nearly dead-on pick of the Minnesota-Green Bay game. “I picked the hated Vikings by 13 and they


won by 12, so I guess I can take some solace in that,” he added. This week he picks another round of WIAA playoff action. Friday or Saturday playoff games: McDonell Central 26, Frederic 6 – Come on Vikes; prove me wrong again! Hurley 34, Glenwood City 20 – The Midgets are standing tall after steamrolling over once-stingy Flambeau. Somerset 29, Northwestern 12 – The Spartans are on an unstoppable roll. Waupaca 17, Hayward-LCO 6 – The Hurriceagles fall short. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at








Grantsburg Pirates easily take sectional title Laconia first opponent at state

2009 Division 3 Girls Volleyball State

Grantsburg 3, Melrose-Mindoro 0

Semifinals Friday, N ov. 6

Championship Saturday, Nov. 7

by Brenda Sommerfeld CLEAR LAKE – The Grantsburg Pirates defeated the Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs in three quick games Saturday, Oct. 31, in order to take home a sectional championship title. Grantsburg didn’t allow Melrose-Mindoro more than 14 points in any of the games, winning 2514, 25-6 and 25-12. Kortney Morrin completed 22 kills against their sectional opponent. Annie Palmquist had 13 kills and Lauren Romaowski made six. Emily Cole totaled 18 assists and Larissa Wilhelm assisted in 15. Kallie Thoreson and Romanowski each made two solo blocks and Carly Larson made one. Tiffany Meyer had nine digs, Palmquist eight and Morrin five. The first game started out a little slow for the Pirates, but turned around in the end. The other two looked more like the team that has been playing all season, quickly finished by Grantsburg. “It’s probably something we didn’t expect at this point,” coach Bill Morrin stated. “After coming off that match with Washburn Thursday, we were expecting more and when you have a big emotional high and then you come off of it, it’s kind of hard to get back up again. Once we got out there and got things going, things went well.” This was the Pirates 10th sectional championship. They will face Laconia on Friday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Resch Cen-

Auburndale (Record: 42-7) 1p.m. Cuba City (Record: 34-3) 12:30 p.m. Grantsburg (Record: 34-1) 1p.m. Laconia (Record: 30-11)

The Grantsburg Pirates took the sectional championship title with a 3-0 win over Melrose-Mindoro Saturday, Oct. 31. Pictured front (L to R): Tiffany Meyer and Gabby Witzany. Back row: Nikki Ticknor, Kylie Pewe, Annie Palmquist, Lauren Romanowski, Sarah Wald, Emily Cole, MacKenzie Ryan, Kallie Thoreson, Lauren Finch, Saisha Goepfert, Kortney Morrin, Carly Larson and Larissa Wilhelm. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld ter in Green Bay for the semifinals of the state tournament. The winner of Laconia and Grantsburg will face the winner of Auburndale and Cuba City in the championship match Saturday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m. Pirates overall stats The Grantsburg Pirates officially go into the state tournament with an overall record of 34-1. They are West Lakeland Conference champions with a 10-0 conference record. Junior outside hitter Kortney Morrin

has totaled 314 kills for the season, senior outside hitter Annie Palmquist has totaled 301 kills and senior middle Lauren Romanowski has totaled 150. Setters Emily Cole and Larissa Wilhelm have added 415 and 300 assists, respectively, to their stats. Morrin has had the most serving aces, totaling 80. Cole served has totaled 62 and Wilhelm 63. Romanowski has made 43 blocks and Kallie Thoreson 30 for the team, while Morrin leads the team in digs with 237, followed by Palmquist with 176 and Cole with 172.

Laconia Spartans Laconia’s record is 30-11 for the season. They are the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Conference champions. They finished with a 5-2 record in their conference. The Spartans have four seniors on their team. They have three main attackers, Becca Vollmer, Alyssa Zickert and Anna Smit. Vollmer is a senior and has completed 290 kills this season. Smit and Zickert are both juniors and have totaled 238 and 220 kills, respectively, so far this season. Setter Rachel Ziebarth has assisted in 477 points and Cassie Tipton in 383. No one person has had the most serving aces or blocks for Laconia, but Brittany Scheberl definitely leads the team in digs with 461 compared to the next most of Vollmer with 293.

Grantsburg’s Carly Larson and Kallie Thoreson go up for a block. Larson made one block and Thoreson two against Melrose-Mindoro.

Pirate Tiffany Meyer made some good digs for Grantsburg during the Saturday, Oct. 31, game. Meyer totaled nine digs.

Larissa Wilhelm puts up a set for the Pirates. Wilhelm assisted in 15 points against the Mustangs.

Emily Cole sets the ball to teammate Lauren Romanowski during the game against Melrose-Mindoro. Cole totaled 18 assists during the game.








Rivalry success for Grantsburg Pirate’s first five-game match in two years Grantsburg 3, Washburn 2 by Brenda Sommerfeld CAMERON – The Cameron gym was filled with many emotions throughout the Grantsburg and Washburn sectional semifinal game Thursday, Oct. 29. Both teams battled their hearts out to move on to the sectional final, but only one team could come out on top and that was Grantsburg, winning three of the five games. “It was really intense,” coach Bill Morrin said. “It was a great match. We haven’t played matches like that and we need those matches. Moving through the tournament here we’re going to need those kind of games and we’ll be able to reach back on this one now.” Kortney Morrin totaled 29 kills during the match and Annie Palmquist completed 21. Emily Cole assisted in 31 points and Larissa Wilhelm made nine assists. Morrin aced seven serves and also had 25 digs. Tiffany Meyer made 14 digs, Palmquist 11 and Cole nine. Palmquist and Cole each made one of the team’s two blocks against Washburn. The Castle Guards and Pirates have met during the sectional championship game several years in a row. Morrin and the Washburn coach are good friends and both of the schools have had a good volleyball program for several years, always making the Grantsburg and Washburn matchup intense. “We always have a great match,” Morrin stated. “It’s a great competition between us.”

The Pirates showed excitement after their sectional semifinal victory over rival opponent, the Washburn Castle Guards. The Thursday, Oct. 29, match went all five games to find a winner. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld This year’s match went in favor of Grantsburg after a long battle of five games. Washburn won the first 25-23, Grantsburg the second 25-19, Washburn the third 26-24 and Grantsburg the next two 25-10 and 15-10. “We haven’t seen a five-game match in two years,” Morrin stated. “We talked about not panicking when we get to that point.” The final two games went quickly for the Pirates being on the side of the court on which they won all three of their games. During the fourth game, with Palmquist and Cole serving, Grantsburg scored 16 points to Washburn’s one. The Castle Guards managed 10 points, five

Grantsburg’s Kortney Morrin goes for an outside attack. Morrin totaled 29 kills during the Pirates win over Washburn.

Pirate Annie Palmquist goes up for a kill against two Castle Guard blockers. Palmquist completed 21 kills during the sectional semifinal game.

off Pirate errors, before the end of the game. The final game to 15 points went quickly. Washburn missed three serves while Grantsburg had Morrin with five kills, Palmquist one and Cole one, to win it 15-10. “We picked up a few really nice digs,” Morrin said. “We kept the ball alive and kept swinging at them. When you’ve got Kortney and Annie out there it makes a huge difference.” The two games that Grantsburg lost to Washburn were close until the end. One of the teams would pull ahead and the other would tie it back up. The Pirates were called on violations that resulted in Washburn’s final point in each game.

Coach Bill Morrin hugs daughter Kortney Morrin after the Pirates intense win over Washburn. In the first game, Cole and Lauren Romanowski went up for a block and the ball came down off one of their hands and they each hit it. It was called that one of them hit the ball twice in a row. In the third game, Morrin went up for an attack and was called in the net when she came down. “We made some real mistakes at the end of a couple of those games,” Morrin commented. “We just didn’t take care of the ball and we had a few setting errors there. We need to do a better job of passing and then getting the ball to the outside.”

Annie Palmquist, Kortney Morrin, Kallie Thoreson and Emily Cole scream with joy after scoring one of their points against the Castle Guards.

Grantsburg student fans stand for the Pirates game point during the Pirates first game win.






Siren eighth-grade girls basketball takes first SIREN – The Siren eighth-grade girls basketball hosted a Great Northwest League basketball tournament Saturday, Oct. 31. The Dragon team started their season with wins over Turtle Lake, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and White Bear Lake, Minn., for a first-place finish.

They defeated Turtle Lake 43-35, Chippewa Falls 41-15, Eau Claire 34-22 and the Dragons beat White Bear Lake, Minn., in the championship game 29-26. The team’s next tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, in Hayward. – submitted The Siren eighthgrade girls basketball team consists of back row (L to R): Coach Ryan Karsten, MacKenzie Smith, Stefani and Wambolt Mackenzie Brown. Middle row: Amber Moore, Whitney Yambrick and Zoe Emery. Front row: Shelbi O’Brien, Jade Taylor, Carly Good, Jessica Strabel and Mercedes Moody. – Photo submitted

A R E A Hacker’s Lanes

Sunday Night No Tap I Mixed Standings: Long Shots 13, Knaubers 12.5, Chuck’s Team 9.5, Jeff’s Team 8, Late Comers 7.5, Packer Backers 7, Happy Campers 4, No Names 2.5. Women’s games: Jan Kruse (CT) 244 & 223, Linda Richter (LS) 221. Women’s series: Jan Kruse (CT) 656, Yvonne Snuder (HC) 584, Deb Swanson (PB) 549. Men’s series: Len Knauber (K) 300, Don Swanson (PB) 277, Jim Murphy (LS) & Don Swanson (PB) 276. Men’s games: Don Swanosn (PB) 797, Jim Murphy (LS) 758, Len Knauber (K) 698. Team games: Packer Backers 838, Long Shots 833 & 822. Team series: Long Shots 2474, Packer Backers 2338, Jeff’s Team 2189. Monday Youth (2 games) Standings: Lone Striker 13, Chase 11, Pin Striker 8, DJoel 4. Boys games: Austin Bruss 187, David Lindberg 145. Boys series: Austin Bruss 311, David Lindberg 249. Team games: Lone Striker 187, DJoel 145. Team series: Lone Striker 311, DJoel 249. Monday Night Ladies (10/19/09) Standings: Hacker’s Lanes 33, Mane Attractions 27, Chicks 24, House of Wood 23, The Bottle Shop 22, AnchorBank 18. Individual games: Nancy Anderson (HL) 188, Joann Pomerleau (MA) 182, Julie Hall (MA) 179. Individual series: Nancy Anderson (HL) 503, Julie Hall (MA) 494, Kathy Java (HL) 466. Team games: Hacker’s Lanes 649, Mane Attractions 611, AnchorBank 578. Team series: Hacker’s Lanes 1837, Mane Attractions 1757, AnchorBank 1682. Monday Night Ladies (10/26/09) Standings: Hacker’s Lanes 38, Mane Attractions 31, The Bottle Shop 29, House of Wood 25, Chicks 24, AnchorBank 21. Individual games: Merry Yates (HL) 200, Kelsey Bazey (HW) 185, Linda Giller (AB) 183. Individual series: Linda Giller (AB) 534, Robin Lindvall (BS) Kelsey Bazey (HW) 517. Team games: Hacker’s Lanes 659, The Bottle Shop 638, House of Wood 628. Team series: Hacker’s Lanes 1899, The Bottle Shop 1818, House of Wood 1626. Men’s Tuesday Classic Standings: Great Northern Outdoors 64, Bottle Shop 59.5, Hacker’s Lanes 59, Yellow Lake Lodge 50, Olsen & Son 40, Pioneer Bar 39.5. Individual games: Brett Daeffler (BS) 277. Rick Bradway (HL) 246, Ed Bitler (GNO) 246 x2. Individual series: Dale Gregory (HL) 674, Brett Daeffler (BS) 656, Ed Bitler (GNO) 647.


2009 Girls Volleyball Playoff Tree - Division 3 Regionals Tues., Oct. 20

Sectionals Fri., Oct. 23

Sat., Oct. 24

Thurs., Oct. 29

Sat., Oct. 31

Grantsburg (#1) @Grantsburg


Glenwood City(#8)

25-6, 25-5, 25-6

Webster (#5)


@Prescott Prescott (#4)


Grantsburg 25-10, 25-6, 25-16

23-25, 25-18, 25-11, 16-25, 15-13 @St. Croix Central

St. Croix Central (#3) @St. Croix Central

St. Croix Central

Spring Valley (#6)

25-15, 28-26, 25-20

Unity (#7)

@St. Croix C entral

@St. Croix Falls


St. Croix Falls (#2)

20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 27-25

@Washburn Flambeau (#8) Hurley (#5) @Cumberland

St. Croix Central

@Cameron Washburn 25-7, 25-8, 25-5 @Washburn Cumberland



Cameron (#3) Ladysmith (#6)

25-23, 14-25, 26-24, 25-21

Chequamegon (#7) @Phillips


Friday Night Ladies Standings: The Leader 43, The Pin Heads 35, Pioneer Bar 31, The Dozers 29.5, Frederic Design & Promotion 26, Hole in the Wall 22, Junque Art 19, Meyers Plus 18.5. Individual games: Karen Carlson 203, Pat Traun 193, Sarah Shaffer 187. Individual series: Karen Carlson 562, Pat Traun 517, Sarah Shaffer 488. Team games: The Pin Heads 663, Junque Art 600, Pioneer Bar 598. Team series: The Pin Heads 1816, Pioneer Bar 1757, Junque Art 1679. Games 50 or more above average: Pat Traun; Marvel Beckman. Splits converted: 5-7: Ruth Taylor. 7-9: Ruth Taylor. Saturday Youth (3 games) Standings: ???? 14, The Unknowns 13, Earth Energy 13, Favre Rules 11.5, Lucky Cards 10.5, L4D 10. Girls games: Corissa Schmidt 184, Andrea Aurelia 172, Corissa Schmidt 157. Girls series: Corissa Schmidt 480, Lauren Domagala 409, Andrea Aurelia 401. Boys games: Logan Hacker 255, Christian Hall 236, A.J. Walsh Brenizer 215. Boys series: Logan Hacker 627, Christian Hall 565, A.J. Walsh Brenizer 543. Team games: Favre Rules 656, 627 & 607. Team series: Favre Rules 1890, Earth Energy 1560, ???? 1554.

McKenzie Lanes

Monday Night Ladies Standings: McKenzie Lanes 72.5, Sam’s Carpentry 66, Wolf Creek Log Furniture 63.5, Bogus Pumpkins 62.5, Edina Divas 59.5, Metal Products Co. 55.5, Miltown Appliance 50, Frederic Truck & Tractor 46.5. Individual games: Toni Sloper 195, Shannon Otto 194, Audrey Laue 193. Individual series: Toni Sloper 528, Jane Smith 511, Shirley Wilson & Kathy McKenzie 511. Team games: (Handicap score) Milltown Appliance 830. Team series: (Handicap score) Wolf Creek Furniture 2394. Monday Night Madness Standings: Balsam Lake Market 29, Radio Shack 29, Scottay’s Trucking 28, Mishaps 27, Triple Threat 26, Pepie’s Gals 19, Alleycats 19, McKenzie Lanes 15.

Washburn 25-15, 25-17, 25-21

Cameron @Mellen

Phillips (#2)

Grantsburg 23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-10, 15-10

25-11, 25-12, 25-12

Cumberland (#4) 18-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 15-8


Grantsburg 25-14, 25-16, 25-12

25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-14

Washburn (#1)

B O W L I N G Team games: Hacker’s Lanes 674, Great Northern Outdoors 657, Bottle Shop 634. Team series: Great Northern Outdoors 1843, Yellow Lake Lodge 1822, Bottle Shop 1783. Games 50 pins or more above average: Brett Daeffler 277 (+77); Dale Gregory 244 (+57); Ed Bitler 246 (+56). Series 100 pins or more above average: Dale Gregory 674 (+113). Wednesday Night Early Men’s Standings: Skol Bar 22, 4 Seasons Wood Products 20, Larsen Auto Center 19, A-1 Machine 18, Pioneer Bar 17, Lewis Silo 16, Cummings Lumber 16, Bye 0. Individual games: Gene Ruhn (SB) 246, Norm Hansen (A1) 245, Lydell Larson (CL) 244. Individual series: Norm Hansen (A1) 659, Gene Ruhn (SB) 644, Steve Baillargeon (A-1) & Mark Bohn (SB) 642. Team games: A-1 Machine 1037, Skol Bar 1003, Lewis Silo 969. Team series: Skol Bar 2898, A-1 Machine 2813, 4 Seasons Wood Products 2762. Thursday Early Standings: Daeffler’s Quality Meats 10.5, K-Wood 10.5, Full Timers 10, Grindell Law Office 8, Wikstrom Construction 5, Frontier Trails 3, Fab Four 2.5, Hell Raisers 2.5. Individual games: (Handicap scores) Brian McBroom (FuT) 263, Jim Wikstrom (WC) 253, Dave Grindell (GLO) 248. Individual series: (Handicap scores) Brian McBroom (FuT) 758, Dave Grindell (GLO) 718, Brett Daeffler (DQM) 678. Team games: (Handicap scores) Full Timers 689, Grindell Law Offices 664, KWood 657. Team series: (Handicap scores) Full timers 2004, Grindell Law Offices 1941, Daeffler’s Quality Meats 1919. Games 50 pins or more above average: Brian McBroom 236 (+56). Series 100 pins or more above average: Brian McBroom 677 (+137); Dave Grindell 619 (+100). Splits converted: 3-10: Mike Route. 5-7: Dan Carlson. Thursday Late Mixed Standings: Rural American Bank 18, North Wind Arts 17, Hansen Farms Inc. 17, Stotz & Company 16, Hog Wild BBQ & Grill 14, Johnson Upholstery 12, Fisk Trucking 11. Women’s games: Amy Goalen 176, Rita Frandsen 156, Judy Bainbridge 141. Women’s series: Rita Frandsen 452, Amy Goalen 437, Judy Bainbridge 420. Men’s series: Dale Frandsen 236, Aaron Arjes 224, Eugene Wynn Jr. 221. Men’s games: Dale Frandsen 637, Eugene Wynn Jr. 602, Jacob Anderson 570. Team games: Hansen American Bank 886, Rural American Bank 883, Johnson Upholstery 862. Team series: Rural American Bank 2596, Hansen Farms Inc. 2438, Stotz & Company 2395.


Phillips 25-23, 25-17, 18-25, 25-14

25-14, 25-20, 25-11

@Clear Lake

Grantsburg 25-15, 25-17, 25-21

R E S U L T S Individual games: Debbie Swanson 193, Barbara Benson 187, Holly Helms 179. Individual series: Debbie Swanson 522, Barbara Benson 499, Julia Delougherty 448. Team games: (Handicap score) Triple Threat 649, Balsam Lake Market 635, Mishaps 609. Team series: (Handicap score) Balsam Lake Market 1841, Triple Threat 1828, Pepie’s Gals 1752. Tuesday Early Mixed Standings: Lemon Heads 65.5, Jim’s Flooring 51, Wild Boys 44.5, Lamar Stars 43.5. Mom’s Boys 43, Lane Crashers 42.5. Women’s games: Sharyl Swagger 201, Brenda Lehmann 169, Linda Larson 154. Women’s series: Brenda Lehmann 494, Sharyl Swagger 489, Janice Berg 398. Men’s games: Jeff Lehmann 246, Time Lehner 226, Nick Olson 223. Men’s series: Jeff Lehmann 643, Cory Crowell 576, Glen Minnick 560. Team games: Lamar Stars 547. Team series: Lemon Heads 1541. Tuesday Night Men’s Standings: Glass Bar 98, Nel-Lo-Hill Farm 84.5, Steve’s Appliance 82.5, Hack’s Pub 81.5, Dream Lawn 78.5, McKenzie Lanes 78.5, Centurview Park 76, The Dugout 60.5. Individual games: Darren McKenzie 299, Jim McKenzie 279, Donny Potting Jr. 259. Individual series: Craig Willert 736, Darren McKenzie 719, Donny Potting Jr. 683. Team games: (Handicap score) McKenzie Lanes 1298. Team series: (Handicap score) McKenzie Lanes 3551.

Black & Orange

Early Birds Standings: Log Cabin Store 18-10, 10th Hole 16-12, Gandy Dancer Saloon 13-15, Black & Orange 9-19. Individual games: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 189, Lynn Toivola (LCS) 168, Donna Koon (10th) 160. Individual series: Marcy Viebrock (B&O) 471, Lynn Toivola (LCS) 438, Donna Koon (10th) 433. Team games: Gandy Dancer Saloon 818,10th Hole 815, Log Cabin Store 805. Team series: Log Cabin Store 2374, 10th Hole 2359, Black & Orange 2326. Monday Night Men’s Standings: Black & Orange 18-10, Glass & Mirror Works 14-14, Larry’s LP 13-15, Pope’s Construction 11-17. Individual games: Vern Nottom (B&O) 236, Dean Eytcheseon (G&MW) 215, Art Bliven (L) 212. Individual series: Vern Nottom (B&O) 564, Jim Brickle (G&MW) 535, Art Bliven (L) 516. Team games: Black & Orange 1020, Glass & Mirror Works 1006, Larry’s LP 907. Team series: Black & Orange 2821, Glass & Mirror Works 2784, Larry’s LP

2616. Games 50 or more above average: Jim Brickle 200 (+70); Vern Nottom 236 (+95). Series 100 or more above average: Vern Nottom 564 (+141); Jim Brickle 535 (+145). TNT Standings: Flower Power 24-8, Larry’s LP 17-15, Cashco 13-19, Hole in the Wall 10-22. Individual games: Sue Eytcheson (FP) 189, Becky Reynolds (L) 179, Cheryl Hansen (C) 178. Individual series: Sue Eytcheson (FP) 472, Mary Ellen Smith (C) 467, Mary Reese (FP) 459. Team games: Larry’s LP 903, Cashco 857, Flower Power 846. Team series: Flower Power 2520, Larry’s LP 2497, Cashco 2430. Wednesday Night Men’s Standings: Cashco 25-3, Lions 19-9, Northview Drive Inn 14-14, 10th Hole 1315, Black & Orange 10-18, Vacant 3-25. Individual games: Monte Rinnman (C) 234, Roger Tollander (C) & Mike Young (NDI) 214. Individual series: Monte Rinnman (C) 657, Roger Tollander (C) 563, Mike Young (NDI) 545. Team games: Cashco 979, Black & Orange 921, Northview Drive Inn 910. Team series: Cashco 2864, Northview Drive Inn 2682, Black & Orange 2604. Games 50 or more above average: Monte Rinnman 234 (+75). Series 100 or more above average: Monte Rinnman 657 (+180). Early Risers Standings: A+ Sanitation 19-13, Hole in the Wall 19-13, Gandy Dancer 13-19, 10th Hole 13-19. Individual games: Carol Phelps (A+) 187, Marlys Ericson (GD) 172, Phyllis Myers (A+) 159. Individual series: Phyllis Myers (A+) 447, Carol Phelps (A+) 415, Gayle Naegeli (HITW) 413. Team games: Hole in the Wall 713, Gandy Dancer 707, A+ Sanitation 674. Team series: Hole in the Wall 2044, A+ Sanitation 1958, Gandy Dancer 1949. Thursday Night Ladies Standings: Lips 23-9, Check Services 18-14, Webster Motel 12-20, Pour House 11-21. Individual games: Christine Arntson (WM) 183, Jackie Churchill (L) 181, LuAnn Mattison (PH) 174. Individual series: Jackie Churchill (L) 479, Angie Olson (CS) 476, Daphne Churchill (L) 472. Team games: Pour House 705, Webster Motel 701, Lips 689. Team series: Lips 1996, Pour House & Webster Motel 1990, Check Services 1807. Games 50 or more above average: Christine Arntson 183 (+69). Series 100 or more above average: Christine Arntson 447 (+105).



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My shadow kept me company on my walk back to the vehicle Sunday evening. Shooting hours had already passed but the brilliant glow from the moon made it relatively easy to see withMarty out a headlamp. Seeger I glanced over my shoulder to see a nearly full white globe The crest just over the treeBottom tops to the east. I paused for a moment Line to enjoy the scene, and reflect on the day like the moonlight reflected off the orange leaves that still clung lazily on the hardwoods. The wind was nearly nonexistent, and the woods surrounding me seemed almost lifeless, yet the day that came before it was full of energy, and a good sign of what’s to come in the week ahead. The weekend officially began last Saturday morning, and the weather was cold, damp and another shell of snow covered much of the landscape. Climbing into my stand that morning, I noticed a hard crust of snow had formed overnight on the platform. I spent the next half hour getting rid of the ice with my warm hands so my feet wouldn’t slip when I settled in for the morning sit. By the time I had finished, it was already pinching gray light from the east. It was nearly three hours before I saw my first deer. It appeared to have eight

points – a shooter, you might say, and was hot on the trail of a doe. He got as close as close as 40 yards before letting out a long deep grunt that startled the doe, and sent her in the wrong direction over the ridge. It all took place in a few minutes, and the morning came to an abrupt end, as I knew it would. Work duties were calling in the afternoon, and I would need to wait until the following morning to hunt again. The following morning, Sunday was warmer, and it made for a comfortable sit in the tree stand. It wasn’t long before the first buck of the morning appeared. He was cruising effortlessly across a CRP field and I could already see antlers from 200 yards away. I let out a soft grunt and instantly the buck froze. I cupped the call in my hand and let out two more soft calls and he quickly headed straight for my tree at a fast trot. I grabbed my bow off its hook and attached my release to the string of the bow. The buck was wide, a perfect 10point, and at 60 yards I was already at full draw with my bow. He was closing fast, from 30 to 20, and 10 yards – and his body posture suggested he wanted a fight. His fur was bristled out and a thick brown line traced the back of his neck and followed the length of his spine. I followed him with ease at full draw until he paused for split second just two feet from my tree only to continue straight away from my stand with just a marginal shot opportunity. I tried nearly every call in the pouch to bring him back and all my attempts failed. He casually walked off as if nothing had happened, and I spent the rest of my

Sunday morning trying to figure out how one of the largest bucks of my life could get too close for a shot! Later that morning I’d see two other bucks, but nothing that would come as close to as big as the 10-pointer earlier that morning. It was difficult to go back to the same spot early Sunday afternoon, knowing that seeing the same buck might not happen. As it turned out, I didn’t see that buck again that day, but the 8pointer that I had seen Saturday morning was still with the same doe, and only 15 minutes into Sunday afternoon’s hunt, the buck was coming my way to within 40 yards. This time, I had a much better view of the buck, and realized that he was not an 8-point but in fact a much larger 10-pointer. He looked even more impressive than the one I had just feet from my tree that morning. My heart seemed to boil from my chest as he appeared to come closer. He stood broadside for a few minutes at under 40 yards as I prepared for a possible shot, but too much brush kept me from releasing the arrow. Eventually, the buck corralled the doe back to the top of the ridge, and for three hours that evening, I watched, helpless, as the buck stayed 175 yards away, silhouetted against the ridgeline. As last light slowly squeezed away, the 10-point trophy buck followed his doe out of sight, and I left the woods wondering when I’d be back to try again. The whitetail rut is in full swing now, and like years past, I find myself at a desk in front of the computer, wishing I was out there. Calls come in daily now from friends exclaiming that bucks are

Rut ready. A small 8-pointer was caught in the open on Tuesday morning south of Luck, looking for does. – Photo by Marty Seeger moving everywhere, and the only comfort I can muster is the fact that they’re also trenched in work. It’s doubtful that two of the largest bucks I’ve ever seen while hunting will be where I left them the next time I get an opportunity to go back to the woods. But anything can happen, experiences like the ones above are the reasons we continue to go back to the woods, time and time again.

Hunters speak out on DNR deer-hunting proposal Many opposed to longer season by Regan Kohler SPOONER – Hunters spoke out both in favor of and against a 16-day hunting season at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hearing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Spooner High School. Earlier this year, the DNR and legislators heard input from the public at various hearings around the state, about

Walleye tourney on Yellow Lake

Ed Zalesky and Steve “Buzzy” Schwartsbauer of Team Yellow Lodge took third place out of 14 teams at the Big Yellow Lake Fall Walleye Tournament held Saturday, Oct. 10. They also caught the biggest walleye, at 3 pounds, 6 ounces. – Photo submitted

deer herd management, and comments were taken back to the capitol for consideration. The DNR then appointed a special 11member committee “to look at different alternatives to the current season structure,” DNR regional wildlife program manager Mike Zeckmeister said Wednesday night. Zeckmeister said that the committee’s studies included the Earn-A-Buck program, which was suspended indefinitely, after a vote by the natural resources board earlier this year. The DNR reviewed a proposal from

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Cassie Sturgul of Milltown shot this nice 170-pound 8-pointer on the last evening of the two-day youth hunt Sunday, Oct. 11. – Photo submitted

the committee for alternatives for the 2010 deer season, which can be found on the DNR Web site at Zeckmeister said that the majority of the special committee was in favor of an earlier season opener, and that this is the main aspect of the proposal. “The length and timing of the gun hunt is key,” he said. Zeckmeister said that Michigan and Minnesota both have had 16-day seasons – Michigan for around 85 years and Minnesota for nearly 40. Zeckmeister said that the harvest figures seemed to show that there was a higher antlerless deer harvest in the early gun opener seasons, and during the rut, which occurs in the week in between the bow and gun hunting seasons, it is expected that more deer will be seen moving around, and more can be harvested. while hunters have the satisfaction of seeing them. Additionally, Zeckmeister said that there would then be fewer conflicts with the winter tourism and bad weather, while providing more days for firearm hunters. Hearings were being held from Oct. 14 through Nov. 3. The DNR will make a recommendation based on this proposal to the natural resources board, and will request that the final decision be adopted in December. If this proposal is approved, Zeckmeister said, it will be effective in April, “for the 2010 deer season.” If the 16-day season proposal is opposed, Zeckmeister said, “We will simply revert back to our traditional season structure.” Joe Weiss, Spooner, was the first to

speak that night during the hearing. On behalf of the Conservation Congress, Weiss said that the congress felt this proposal was a little too aggressive and didn’t meet acceptance from the public, so an ad hoc committee was formed to develop an alternative. The three-year alternative proposal recommends no changes to deer management units that are at or below goal, except for an archery season that would remain open during the nine-day gun season. In DMUs that can’t get within 20 percent of their goals during a regular season and with antlerless permits, the congress’s proposal recommends the following: • A 16-day firearm deer season beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving • A continuous archery season from the Saturday nearest Sept. 15 through Jan. 31, with bow hunters required to wear blaze orange during firearm and muzzleloader deer seasons. Archery season would be closed the Friday before the 16-day gun season • A two-day youth gun deer hunt on the second weekend in October • A seven-day muzzleloader season beginning the Monday immediately following the 16-day firearm season • A four-day, antlerless-only December gun season beginning the Thursday immediately following the seven-day muzzleloader season. Anyone with valid antlerless deer carcass tags would be eligible. • A 10-day firearm holiday hunt, for bucks and does, in herd-control units south of Hwy. 64, beginning on Dec. 26

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Proposal/ from page 26 south of Hwy. 64, beginning on Dec. 26 and continuing for 10 consecutive days. Anyone with valid carcass tags or an appropriate license would be eligible. Weiss said that there is an overabundance of deer, as the kill number keeps increasing. “Let’s face it … the numbers don’t lie when it comes to the kill tags each year,” Weiss said. He said that many feel it is important to keep the current firearm season opener where it is, and that the youth should have their own separate weekend. Wally Trudeau, Amery, commented on loss of racks in Minnesota, and said that moving the season ahead one week will “put 600,000 guns on our bucks,” and

that they probably won’t be able to withstand the pressure. Reggie Carlton, Spooner, said that the DNR shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken, and to the observation that breeding would be affected, he said, “That’s bogus.” Richard Anderson, Spooner, said that bow hunters are not in favor of hunting with crossbows, but some might have early opportunities to harvest. He said it would be great to keep the youth hunt at two days, and to maybe lead with a fourday antlerless hunt. He said to factor in the number of predators killing deer as well as automobiles. No matter what happens with the hearings, Anderson said, sportsmen need to stick together. “It’s very important to keep that in mind,” he said. David Johnson, Frederic, a hunter for 43 years, said that the kill count is obvi-

ously high, and that he knows of Minnesota hunters who say Wisconsin has the best system. He commented on predators and the amount of deer he had seen. Josh Smith, Spooner, a bow hunter, said that his family couldn’t take more time off of work and school with 16 days. “It’s a bad idea,” he said. Jim Becker, Webster, a longtime deer hunter, thanked the committee for its time and effort. He said that he appreciated the observations and wisdom of the comments Wednesday night, and that some things aren’t always easy to see. He said he was in favor of trying a 16day season, as it seemed that many felt just seeing deer was more important than shooting them. “I think we’ll have a better chance of seeing the deer that are already there,” Becker said.

Hunters’ behavior has changed, he said, and he has read articles that say hunters are more likely to sit in a stand nowadays than walk, since they are told this is the best way. When he was younger, walking was more common, so more deer were disturbed, and were seen more often, Becker said. He asked that people think more about the longterm changes. Dave Hraychuck, Balsam Lake, a Conservation Congress member, said he wanted to let people know they have a voice, and talked about some of the things the Wildlife Federation supported and didn’t support. “You still have time,” he told the hunters.

Burnett County sheriff's report Cont./from page 15 Ridge D. Mosay, Amery, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00. Sergey V. Naumchik, Rosemont, Minn., underage drinkingpossess, not guilty plea. Keith A. Nelson, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Gary W. Nerby, Danbury, dog running at large, $187.50. Michael K. Nicklow, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Cheryl L. Nilsson, Grantsburg, cracked/damaged vehicle windshield, $175.30. Glen P. Novack, Centerville, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Danny R. Olson, Andover, Minn., speeding, $174.80. John R. Olson, Webster, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .08 or more; operating while revoked; nonregistration of auto, etc., not guilty pleas. Heather F. Parsons, Webster, underage drinking-possess, not guilty plea. Michelle M. Parsons, Webster, nonregistration of auto, etc.; operate w/o valid license, not guilty pleas. John E. Paulson, Siren, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Timothy L. Peck, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Nicole M. Pederson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $295.00. Matthew R. Petersen, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mark L. Pettis Jr., Hertel, operate motorcycle w/o valid license, $200.50.

Wendy L. Phillips, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Regina L. Polaski, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Dewey L. Popham, Grantsburg, nonregistration of auto, etc., $160.80. Kenneth M. Powaga, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael L. Pramann, White Bear Lake, Minn., operate offroad dirt bike on ATV trail, $154.50. Zachary A. Preiner, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Drew L. Preston, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jeffrey W. Qualle, Osceola, speeding, $200.50. Jennifer C. Quaford, New Brighton, Minn., vehicle owner’s liability for failing to stop at scene of accident, hit & run - unattended vehicle, $200.50. Malend N. Raiten, Sparta, speeding, $200.50. Lennard C. Rambo Jr., Mahtomedi, Minn., speeding, $174.80. Cary L. Rand, Webster, speeding, not guilty plea. Kelvin L. Reese, Webster, ATV-operation adjacent to roadway, $200.50. Mary J. Ricker, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., nonregistration of vehicle > 10,000 lbs., $263.50. William J. Riemer, Richfield, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Pamela M. Ritger, Grantsburg, inattentive driving, $187.90. Anthony C. Rizzo, Coon Rapids, Minn., fail./stop at stop sign, $174.80. Emily K. Roppe, Danbury, speeding, $200.50.

Paul A. Roth, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Chantalle M. Rowley, Luck, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00. Dominic A. Rutledge, New Richmond, ATV owner permit operation by minor, $187.90. Richard R. Sackett, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Raymond H. Sandstrom, Stacy, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Peter W. Schmidt, Hood River, Ore., speeding, $200.00. Michael L. Schon, Crystal, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Tabithia V. Schroeter, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Mark A. Schuerman, Iowa City, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Gina M. Schultz, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. Michael J. Schultz, Shell Lake, improper animal shelter strength, not guilty plea. Kevin A. Schwartzbauer, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Erin L. Sears, Webster, operating left of centerline, $213.10. Andrew G. Seeger, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Frankie Serna Jr., Carrollton, Texas, fail./stop at stop sign, $160.80. Todd S. Sherner, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cari L. Skifstad, Grantsburg, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Mary E. Smith, Danbury, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10; failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. Jon D. Sorgetay, Danbury, drink open intoxicants in MV, $263.50.

Minnesota man charged with OWI third offense POLK COUNTY – Thomas Kowarsch, 32, Shafer, Minn., was arrested for OWI third offense on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Police were called that afternoon with a report of a silver vehicle traveling west on Hwy. 8 that day, and that the vehicle had almost caused an accident.

An officer stopped the vehicle at Hwy. 8 and 200th Street. Field sobriety tests were given and Kowarsch was arrested and taken for a blood test and to jail. His PBT read .13 — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Sex offender e-registry approved help the Department of Corrections keep an eye on offenders and keep kids safe. He says the bill was written broadly to keep up with technology. Jorgenson says when he started crafting the bill, Twitter didn’t exist, but is now a major social networking tool. The plan passed on a unanimous vote. It now heads to the Senate, which passed a similar bill last session. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Shawn Johnson)

OWI third-offense arrest after speeder stopped POLK COUNTY - Gary May, 29, Roberts, was arrested and charged with OWI, third offense, on Oct. 23. A police officer clocked him driving at 75 miles per hour while northbound on CTH 65. The officer followed Roberts while trying to catch up to him and saw him cross the centerline several times. The officer reported that “it did not appear that the vehicle was slowing at all,” but he was finally able to stop him as they ap-

proached the stop sign on CTH 8. Roberts told the officer that a co-worker had died at work and he was in a hurry to get to a friend’s home. Field sobriety tests were administered, including a PBT, which registered .12 percent alcohol. Roberts was taken in for a blood draw and then to the Polk County Jail. — with information from the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Melvin White, Hayward speeding, $225.70. Andrew J. Wicherski Jr., Roseville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Duaine R. Widell, Grantsburg, nonregistration of vehicle > 10,000 lbs., $263.50. Jason M. Wilson Jr., St. Croix Falls, unsafe lane deviation, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00. Andrew F. Winkle, Durand, permit operation of a motorboat or personal watercraft by underage person, $162.70. Daniel C. Wohberg, Hudson, nonregistration of auto, etc., not guilty plea. Casey L. Wylies, Eau Claire, disorderly conduct, $150.00;

possession of THC, $150.00; possession of drug paraphernalia, $150.00. Timothy Yang, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Gennadiy I. Yantsev, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Karoline R. Yarosis, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $200.50. Sergei A. Yefremov, Prior Lake, Minn., drink open intoxicants in MV, $200.50. Curtis R. Ziemer, Shell Lake, dog running at large, not guilty plea. Pamela S. Zitelman, La Crosse, speeding, $175.30. Zachary J. Zoidis, Hopkins, Minn., fish w/o license, $192.20.

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Brandon J. Staples, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, license revoked 8 months, alcohol assessment, $817.50. Mark R. Steffen, Osceola, inattentive driving, $173.40. Terrence C. Steinmeyer, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Lena J. Stevens, Siren, seat belt violation; speeding, not guilty pleas. Lindsey J. Stewart, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. David G. St. John Sr., Webster, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .02 or more; unsafe backing of vehicle, not guilty pleas. Andrew J. Stock, New Richmond, seat belt violation, $10.00. Andy J. Stoeckel, Rice Lake, vehicle equipment violations, group 1, $238.30. Theodore R. Strouth, Lino Lakes, Minn., operate ATV at speed greater then 20 mph on ATV route, $154.50. Lindsey D. Studeman, Danbury, drink open intoxicants in MV, $263.50; speeding, $175.30. Tira A. Sturz, Cadott, speeding, not guilty plea. Rayna R. Surdey, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Nace A. Sutherland, Grantsburg, operating while suspended times three; failure to obtain vehicle title; equip. motor vehicle with illegal muffler, not guilty pleas. Sarah A. Taylor, Webster, speeding, $200.50. Taylor Paving Inc., Webster, vehicle equip. violations, group 3, $175.30. Troy A. Tempesta, Ham Lake, Minn., operate ATV w/o working spark arrestor, $154.50. Jack R. Tenney, Monticello, Minn., passing in no-passing zone, $213.00. Donald R. Theissen, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Paul M. Thompson, Amery, inattentive driving, $173.40. Shane J. Thompson, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mary M. Turner, Shakopee, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Viking Electric Supply Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., vehicle equip. violations, group 1, $246.30. Robert B. Villebrun, Danbury, operating while under influence; operating with PAC .10 or more; operating while suspended; drink open intoxicants in MV, not guilty pleas. Matthew J. Walker, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tracy S. Wanless, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Sandra B. Weaver, Naples, Fla., speeding, $200.50. Richard S. Webb, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Janis K. Wegner, Siren, speeding, $175.30. Terrance M. Whitaker, Hertel, operating while under influence, license revoked 6 months, $691.50. Robert D. Whitcomb, Shakopee, Minn., ATV operation on highways, $200.50.

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Siren police report Oct. 29: Randall S. Decker, 48, Siren, was cited for operating while intoxicated (third offense), having an open intoxicant in the vehicle, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher (third offense) and operating without required lamps lighted. Decker was ar-

rested as he pulled into his driveway at 11 p.m. Oct. 31: Three juveniles were referred to social services after they trespassed into a Capeside Cove storage building at 5:38 p.m. Nov. 1: Bradley M. Belisle, 31, Webster, was cited for oper-

ating without a valid driver’s license and bail jumping during a traffic stop. Nov. 2: Joan Erickson, 73, Webster, was cited for going through the stop sign on Lake Street and First Avenue at 9:10 a.m.


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Julie Lackner, North Branch, Minn., worthless check, $453.41. Liza M. Lagrander, Lindstrom, Minn., worthless checks, $313.00. Liza M. Lagrander, Lindstrom, Minn., worthless checks, body only. Lyleta K. Lahaise, Rice Lake, OAS, $161.50. Dale S. Lamb, Minneapolis, Minn., operate w/o valid driver’s license, $201.00. Felicia B. Lane, Frederic, OWI, minor transport intox., $176.00. Eric Langby, Anoka, Minn., possess marijuana, $225.00. Sandra C. Langford, Centuria, bail jumping, body only. Brian A. LaPage, Colfax, OAS, $206.00. Joseph B. Laroue, Luck, worthless checks, $126.19. Neil C. Larrabee, Osceola, open container, $220.00; possess marijuana, $200.00. Kathy L. Larsin, River Falls, operate w/o valid driver’s license, $134.00. Quintin J. Larsin, Osceola, DOC, $135.00. Daniel Larson, St. Croix Falls, worthless checks, $298.00. (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb, f/k/a S & C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John W. Kowalski and Jane Doe, the unknown spouse of John W. Kowalski, and Citibank (South Dakota), Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 09 CV 183 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 9, 2009, in the amount of $45,019.54, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down, in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: The front lobby of the Polk County Judicial Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 23 Plat of Pixie Acres Mobile Home Subdivision, in the Village of Milltown, being part of the Northwest 1/4 and Southwest 1/4, Section 8-35-17. Said land being in the Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 516 Milltown Avenue North, Milltown, WI 54858. Dated this 19th day of October, 2009. /s/ Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Ronald L. Siler VAN DYK, WILLIAMSON & SILER, S.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 201 South Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017 Van Dyk, Williamson & Siler, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. If you previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 498979 WNAXLP

Daniel W. Larson, Balsam Lake, OWI, $890.00. Derik J. Larson, Sturgis, S.D., poss. liquor in St. Pk., $145.90. Jerry L. Larson, St. Croix Falls, rec. stolen property, body only. Timothy G. Larson, Linden Hurst, Ill., speeding, $158.20. Scott L. Larue, Mound, Minn., intent abandon animal, body only. Jodi A. Lattergass, Minneapolis, Minn., indecent conduct, $293.50. Bridget A. L. Laurenson, St. Paul, Minn., worthless checks, $166.32. Steven J. Laursen, Hudson, worthless checks, $262.87. Gordon J. Lawman, Stacy, Minn., OWI, $603.00. Alan A. Lawrench, Kenosha, worthless checks, $264.13. Brenda Lecoub, Turtle Lake, operate w/o valid driver’s license, $134.00. Tom NMI Ledford, Delano, Minn., illegal jump in river, $133.40. Darrell O. Lee, Barronett, drink open intox, OWI, $426.00. David E. Lee, Shafer, Minn., worthless checks, $633.00. May P. Lee, Shafer, Minn., worthless checks, $387.27. Michelle M. Lee, St. Paul, Minn., worthless checks, $317.50. Timothy J. Lee, Cedar Lake, Minn., OWI, $608.00. Charles G. Lehet, Rush City, Minn., worthless checks, $481.76. Dorene M. Lehner, Mound, Minn., worthless checks, $302.39. Sergio B. Leiva, St. Paul, Minn., worthless checks, $270.37. (Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND Plaintiff, vs. PAM KOOSMANN, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 09 CV 145 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 21, 2009, in the amount of $192,847.09, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 8, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 OF CSM 20-163, MAP NO. 4611, A PART OF THE SW 1/4 -SW 1/4, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST (IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MCKINLEY), POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. TAX KEY NO: 038-00537-0100 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2602 10th Street, Cumberland, WI 54829 Gunar J. Blumberg State Bar #1028987 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 (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. 498492 WNAXLP

Patrick L. Lemke, Siren, worthless checks, $386.08. Joseph T. Lenander, Fridley, Minn., OWI, body only. Timothy J. Lenihan, Madison, OWI, $850.50. Broc M. Leslie, Newport, OWI, $872.00. Justin S. Leszczynski, Greenfield, underage drinking, $45.00. Kurt A. Levasseur, Lindstrom, Minn., OWI, $633.00. Buck W. Levercom, Minneapolis, Minn., fish w/o license, $151.60. Pitor V. Levkovich, Fridley, Minn., resist./obst. officer, body only. Aaron D. Lewis, Minneapolis, Minn., fish w/o license, $195.80. Jamie L. Lewis, Luck, OWR, $269.00. Kyl A. Lewis, Clear Lake, resist./obst. officer, criminal damage, operate while suspended, minor transp. intox., operate w/o valid driver’s license, seat belt violation, $1,393.00. Laura L. Lewis, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.80. Reynaldo G. Lewis, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $200.80. Angela R. Lheureux, Shoreview, Minn., worthless checks, $577.96; worthless checks, $320.00. Julianne R. Lieder, Taylors Falls, Minn., retail theft, $383.00; retail theft, $458.00. Harold F. Lightfeather, Minneapolis, Minn., disorderly conduct, body only. James E. Lightfeather, Luck, possession of THC, OAR, $399.60. Mary L. Liljenberg, Siren, OWI, $216.00. Jeremy M. Lindell, So. St. Paul, Minn., disorderly conduct, $263.00. Philip J. Linder, St. Louis Park, Minn., fail. to stop at stop sign, $181.20. Kelly S. Lindgren, Minneapolis, Minn., OWI, $481.00. Bruce W. Lindquist, River Falls, hunt w/o license, $208.20; fish with 3 lines, $188.20.

Jamie L. Lindstrom, Dresser, OWI, body only. Anthony L. Lingen, New Richmond, worthless checks, $440.05. Scott A. Lissick, Forest Lake, Minn., OWI twice, $1,824.00; worthless checks four times, $1,177.50. Curtis L. Livingston, Osceola, DOC, $199.50. Daniel I. Livingstone, Centuria, criminal damage, body only. Roger A. Loberg, Chisago City, Minn., worthless checks, $335.00. Paul J. Loeffelholz, Lindstrom, Minn., disorderly conduct, $188.75. Kathy Logan, Luck, worthless checks, $346.04. Randall L. Long, Sandwich, Ill., fish w/o license, $175.80. Devrin A. Longland, Sioux City, Iowa, OWR, $269.00. Larry C. Longseth, Vadnais Heights, Minn., retail theft, body only; theft, $467.41. Marc R. Lopit, Haywrd, worthless checks, $289.65. Ryan N. Lorentz, Cottage Grove, Minn., retail theft, body only. Alan L. Lorge, St. Paul, Minn., possession THC; OWI; operate w/PAC .10+, all body only. Erin M. Loth, Centuria, worthless checks, $269.51. Brian L. Lovaasen, St. Paul, Minn., worthless checks, $285.18. Christopher T. Love, St. Louis Park, Minn., operate w/o valid driver’s license, $201.00. Steve D. Lowe, Deer Park, OWI, $601.00. Candace A. Lowell, N. Hollywood, Calif., speeding, $166.00.

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(Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. KERRY L LYSDAHL, et al Defendants. Case Number: 09 CV 29 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 9, 2009, in the amount of $109,736.42, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 19, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 4134, recorded June 26, 2003, in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps, on Page 164, as Document No. 660373, in the Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2284 190th Street, Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 02-00279-0120. Dated this 14th day of October, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Christina E. Demakopoulos State Bar #1066197 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (174402) 498518 WNAXLP

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Elise M. Lowers, St. Francis, Minn., rec. stolen property, body only. Joshua D. Lowery, Rice Lake, speeding, $180.50; seat belt violation, $30.00. Shelley L. Luehring, St. Paul, Minn., operate w/o valid driver’s license, $134.00. Ross O. Luger, Lindstrom, Minn., worthless checks, body only. Christian D. Lum, Amery, disorderly conduct, body only. Wayne J. Lundgren, Andover, Minn., possess/use fireworks; disorderly conduct, $171.00. Neil J. Lundsted, Taylors Falls, Minn., operate w/o valid driver’s license, $206.00. David L. Lunsmann, Barron, worthless checks, $269.00. Richard J. Lunzer, Dresser, worthless checks, $398.00. Andrew T. Lusk, Granite Falls, Minn., worthless checks, $398.00; resist./obst. officer, $373.00. Christine E. Lussier, St. Paul, Minn., safety belt, child under 4, $20.00. Patrick C. Lussier, Duluth, Minn., littering, public property, $201.00. Marcus W. Lyle, Minneapolis, Minn., fail./report to county jail, body only. Christopher P. Lunch, Belle Plain, Minn., cliff jumping, $88.20. Thomas E. Lynch, Fairbault, Minn., urinating in public/DOC, $161.50. Kyle R. Lyons, Maple Grove, Minn., unnecessary noise in park, $180.80.


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(Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. 2700 Sanders Road Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070 Plaintiff, vs. JASON C. MORK and SHANNON D. MORK, husband and wife, 2489 91st Avenue Osceola, WI 54020; and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as nominee for Intervale Mortgage Corporation, c/o Electronic Data Systems Corporation 3300 SW 34th Avenue Suite 101 Ocala, FL 33474, Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-697 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 FORTY-DAY SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO: JASON C. MORK 315 South Avenue #2 Osceola, WI 54020 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 October 22, 2009, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court Polk County Justice Center 1005 West Main Street Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to O’Dess and Associates, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is: O’Dess and Associates, S.C. 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 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. O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff By: M. ABIGAIL O’DESS Bar Code No. 1017869 POST OFFICE ADDRESS: 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.

check; voluntarily surrender yourself at the Polk County Jail; or appear at the Polk County Circuit Court at 1 p.m., Monday through Friday - except holidays. If you have any information as to the location of any of the persons listed, and you wish to remain anonymous, call the Polk County Sheriff’s tip line at 715485-8348.

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BALSAM LAKE – Polk County holds an active warrant(s) as of Oct. 2 for the people listed below. The Polk County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office began an intensive concentration on all warrants Aug. 12. If you wish to avoid arrest, there are several options: Appear at the clerk of circuit court office during normal business hours - 8:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. - to pay the warrant. Please bring cash or cashier’s

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Burnett County warrants Steven J. Johnson, 37, Sandstone, Minn., warrant - fail-

ure to appear, Oct. 28.

Burnett County deaths Lori A. Breckenridge, 52, Rusk Township, Sept. 29.

Roger S. Knudson, 71, Jackson Township, Oct. 16.

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MTT Financial LLC vs. David J. Pogones, Pine City, Minn., return of Dutchmen Travel Trailer, $377.00. Voyager Village Inc. vs. Craig A. Hawkins, Danbury, $4,560.57. Arrow Financial Services LLC vs. Jeff Swanson, Grantsburg, $2,353.90. Adam C. Benson vs. Gary J. Dorsey, Grantsburg, $1,416.50. Capital One Bank, vs. Anthony W. Butler, Shell Lake, $1,547.00. Midland Funding LLC vs. Duncan Crawford, Grantsburg, $2,155.97.

Capital One Bank, vs. Paul L. Cyms, Webster, $1,490.15. Spooner Health System vs. Burt E. Lindemann, Webster, $687.00. Spooner Health System vs. Nancy A. Matrious, Danbury, $1,142.36. County Comfort LLC vs. James K. Gunderson, Danbury, $1,790.50. Capital One Bank vs. Benjamin L. Baker, Grantsburg, $1,248.21.


YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete position requirements and details, please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, 499600 11L #229, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, 715-485-9176, AA/EEOC

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Travis J. Good, 20, Superior, speeding, $175.30. Gwendolyn R. Mihaly, 58, Webster, OWI, $677.00, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment.

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(Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S&C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. John D. Gehrman, Unknown Spouse of John D. Gehrman, NABPCO Auto Parts, and Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 09 CV 201 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Robert H. Rasmussen PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 1, 2009, in the amount of $75,989.56, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows. DATE/TIME: December 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 1005 West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lots 9 and 10, Block 5, Plat of Luck, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 603 6th Street, Luck, WI. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff ECKBERG, LAMMERS, BRIGGS, WOLFF & VIERLING, P.L.L.P. Nicholas J. Vivian (#1047165) Attorney for Plaintiff 1809 Northwestern Avenue Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2878 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.

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(Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. ANDERSON AND LORAE C. ANDERSON, Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 129 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on May 15, 2009, in the amount of $323,798.26, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wis., on: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map, recorded in Volume 20, page 224, as Document Number 690708, being located in part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 22, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, Town of Farmington, Polk County, Wis. PIN: 022-00729-0100. STREET ADDRESS: 2776 10th Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 28th day of September, 2009. /s/ Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

shoreland zone, $123.00. Gregory M. Miller, 40, Hudson, operate jet ski without floatation device, $162.70. Andrew J. Holb, 46, Richfield, Minn., speeding, $174.50. Kathryn M. Philippi, 40, Vadnais Heights, Minn., speeding, $200.50.


The Town Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at the Town Hall, 7 p.m. Agenda will be posted at the Town Hall. Notice is hereby given that immediately following the Board meeting a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2010 BUDGET of the Town of McKinley will be held. The proposed budget will be posted at the Town Hall. Immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 budget, a special town meeting will be called pursuant to Section 60.12 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes: 1. To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2009 Town Levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes. Town of McKinley Deborah Grover, Clerk 499535 11L


There will be a PUBLIC HEARING to review the draft application for the 2010 Specialized Transportation Assistance Program for Counties (s85.21, Wisconsin Statutes). Time and Place: 1 p.m., Government Center Conference Room A & B Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Location: 100 Polk County Plaza Balsam Lake, WI 54810 The draft application may be obtained from Polk County Aging Programs, 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 190, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Written comments will be accepted for the record through Monday, November 16, 2009, by 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Polk County Aging Programs at 715-485-8590. The location of the 499264 11L hearing is handicapped accessible.


The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view the site and will reconvene at 10 a.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. At that time the applicant will inform the Board of their request. The Board may go into closed session under Wisconsin State Statutes, s.19.85(1)(a)+(g), deliberating concerning a case which was the subject of any judicial or quasi-judicial trial or hearing before that governmental body. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 10 A.M. WHEN THE BOARD RECONVENES AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.) TOM SCHMIDT requests a variance from Article 11F2(c)(1) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build an addition which will be off to the side of the existing dwelling. Property affected is: 1846 80th Av, Pt of the NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec 25/T33N/R18W, Town of Garfield, 499186 10-11L 52a,d Duck Lake (class 3).

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 6:45 p.m., at the Town of Siren Town Hall, the commissioners of the Town of Siren Sanitary District No. 1 will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2010. A detailed account of the 2010 proposed budget is on file with the Town Clerk and can be obtained by contacting Mary Hunter at 715349-5119. Mary Hunter, Clerk 499146 10-11L WNAXLP (Nov. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First Resolution Investment Corp. Assignee of U.S. Bank N.A. 4190 LOUGHEED HWY. STE 401 VANCOUVER BC, V5C 6A8 Plaintiff, vs. DEANA M. CRAN 997 41ST AVE. AMERY, WI 54001 Defendant(s) Case No. 09CV715 AMENDED SUMMONS Money Judgment: 30301 Our File: 720134 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 11/6/2009 you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court whose address is 1005 W. MAIN STREET, SUITE 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 8, 2009 /s/ Brandon E. Bowlin RAUSCH, STURM, ISRAEL, ENERSON & HORNIK LLC ATTORNEYS IN THE PRACTICE OF DEBT COLLECTION 250 N. Sunnyslope Rd. Suite 300 Brookfield, WI 53005 Toll-free: 888-302-4011

(Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN C. EKLUND and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Stephen C. Eklund; and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants; and GOULET COMPANIES, LLC; and MARCUS DAMIEN, Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-229 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 7, 2009, in the amount of $198,736.30, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: November 19, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot nine (9) AND OUTLOT TWO (2) of Spring Brook Meadows, SAID PLAT BEING LOCATED IN Section 23, T33N, R19W, and in Section 26, T33N, R19W. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2515 Britani Lane, Town of Osceola. TAX KEY NO.: 042-01285-000. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

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stain from illegal or controlled drugs unless prescribed by a physician, $100.00. Sergey V. Naumchik, 21, Burnsville, Minn., theft, $309.00. Shawn M. Chute, 21, Grantsburg, receive stolen property, one-year probation, sentence withheld, $300 joint restitution, may apply for expunction, $118.00. Darren D. Merrill, 43, Webster, OWI, no amount given, three-year probation, license revoked 36 months, six-month jail sentence, eligible for electronic monitor program, Huber release granted, must meet with tribal elders twice a week, continue with treatment program, $113.00. Arthur Almquist, no date of birth given, South St. Paul, Minn., place camping unit in


Kyle D. Lindus, 20, Pine City, Minn., OWI, $740.00, license revoked seven months, alcohol assessment; disorderly conduct, two-year probation, sentence withheld, obtain anger management evaluation, alcohol assessment, two-year probation, sentence withheld, $88.00; resisting or obstructing an officer, $88.00. Tina A. Widell, 36, Grantsburg, issue worthless check, $22.91 restitution, $309.00. Michelle A. Bartkey, 50, Circle Pines, Minn., disorderly conduct, $330.50. Patrick R. Doran, 52, White Bear Lake, Minn., disorderly conduct, one-year probation, alcohol assessment at the discretion of the Department of Corrections, maintain absolute sobriety, ab-



Burnett County criminal court


Applications are being accepted from qualified candidates for a part-time Renewable Electricity Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Ashland Campus. The successful candidate will teach the courses for a Renewable Electricity Certificate, to include both Photovoltaic and Wind Energy systems. Experience in both is not required, but preferred. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree* within science, engineering or technology and a minimum 2,000 hours direct experience with Renewable Energy. *Seven (7) years’ occupational experience with education or training for the occupation specified is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Deadline to apply: Dec. 7, 2009 WISCONSIN For a complete list of qualifications INDIANHEAD and to apply, visit our Web site at TECHNICAL TTY 888-261COLLEGE 8578. 499485 11r,L 1a-e

WITC is an equal opportunity/access/employer and educator.


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(Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. JEREMY W. LARSON, et al Defendants. Case Number: 09 CV 7 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 13, 2009, in the amount of $121,270.42, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: Nov. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 22, Township 32 North, Range 15 West, described as follows: Commencing at a point 40 rods East of the Southwest corner of said Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; thence North 28 rods; thence East parallel with the South line of said Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, 40 rods, more or less, to the East line of said Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; thence South on said East line 28 rods to the Southeast corner of said Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; thence West on the South line to the point of beginning. Said land being in the Town of Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 231 25th Avenue, Clear Lake, WI 54005. TAX KEY NO.: 018-00429-0000. Dated this 5th day of October 2009, /S/ Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Christina E. Demakopoulos State Bar #1066197 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (173005)


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

Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Send letter of application, resume and credentials to: Bob Pyke, Athletic Director, Frederic School District, 1437 Clam Falls Drive, Frederic, WI 54837. Telephone 715-327-4223. Deadline for applications is November 10, 2009. 499038 10-11L 52-1a The Frederic School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ATTENTION CLAM FALLS RESIDENTS The Clam Falls Township comprehensive planning committee will host a special meeting providing opportunity for final input and review of the Clam Falls Township comprehensive plan draft. This is a public meeting scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2009, 10 a.m. till Noon. For information call: 499340 Perry Karl, 715-653-4247. 52a 11L

Notices (Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, a Minnesota banking corporation Plaintiff, Vs. MICHAEL J. CURTIS; LINDA K. KOUBEK; BULL DOZEN, INC.; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF MINNESOTA; DISCOVER BANK; U.S. FOODSERVICE, INC.; WISCONSIN BUREAU OF CHILD SUPPORT, Defendants. Case No.: 09-CV-416 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 24, 2009, in the amount of $487,746.99, the sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: In the foyer area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the City of Balsam Lake, Polk County. DESCRIPTION: LOT ONE (1) OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 4015, RECORDED IN VOLUME 18 OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAPS ON PAGE 45, AS DOCUMENT NO. 652361, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4 OF NOW 1/4) OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT (28), TOWNSHIP THIRTY-FOUR (34) NORTH, RANGE SIXTEEN (16) WEST, TOWN OF APPLE RIVER, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1361 100th Street, Amery, WI 54001 MURNANE BRANDT Attorneys for Plaintiff 30 E. 7th Street, Suite 3200 St. Paul, MN 55101-4919 Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our client’s behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 499236 WNAXLP

(Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JASON P. SCHMIT and JANE DOE unknown spouse of Jason P. Schmit and MATTHEW K. KRARUP and JANE DOE unknown spouse of Matthew K. Krarup and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants; and WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, and ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC Defendants; and CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Added Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-255 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 29, 2009, in the amount of $214,491.40, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 2, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 6 of Certified Survey Map No. 3979 recorded in Volume 18 on page 19 as Document No. 649191 being a part of Government Lot 2, Section 6, Township 32 North, Range 16 West, Town of Black Brook, Polk County, Wisconsin, together with and subject to easement for ingress and egress as shown on said Certified Survey Map. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1104 55th Avenue, Town of Black Brook. TAX KEY NO.: 010-001500600. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 497836 WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Webster Fire Hall, located at 7420 W. Main St., Webster, a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for the Town of Oakland will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s office by appointment. Phone 715-866-8213. Also...


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed budget which begins at 7 p.m., Webster Fire Hall, located at 7420 W. Main St., Webster, Wis., a Special Town Meeting of Electors will be held pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes, called by the town board for the purposes: To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01(3) of Wis. Statutes. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010, pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Statutes. Dated this Monday, October 26, 2009 499465 11L 1a WNAXLP Deanna J. Krause, Clerk

(Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee, in trust for the registered holders of Ameriquest Mortgage Securities, Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-R11, c/o American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. JOHN N. DUXBURY and SHARON RONNENBERG, husband and wife, and JOHN DOE and/or JANE DOE, unknown tenants, Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-109 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 28, 2009, in the amount of $106,030.72, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 1, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land located in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section 17, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Polk County, Wis., and described as follows: Beginning at a point which is 33.0 feet South and 111 feet East from the Northwest corner of said Section 17, thence East parallel to the North line of said Section 17 and distance of 54 feet, thence South parallel to the West line of said Section 17 and distance of 107.25 feet, thence West parallel to the North line of said Section 17, a distance of 54 feet, thence North parallel to the West line of said Section 17 a distance of 107.25 feet to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 121 Main Street, Village of Milltown. TAX KEY NO.: 151-00323-000. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. 497822 WNAXLP

(Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. CURTIS and REBECCA L. CURTIS and JEFFREY M. CURTIS and SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF MINNESOTA and DISCOVER BANK and BULL DOZIN, INC. and U.S. FOODSERVICE and RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, LLC and STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUREAU OF CHILD SUPPORT Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 387 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on August 11, 2009, I will sell at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on: Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Section 28-37-17, lying East of the right of way of the Soo Line as now located and operated, beginning at a point which is 66 feet West of the Southwest corner of Lot 8, Park Addition to the Village of Frederic and on the South line of land sold to Ketil Stensurd, thence running West to East line of said right of way, thence South along said East side of said right of way to a point at the Northwest corner of piece of land theretofore sold to W.B. Elwell, thence East along the North line of land sold to W.B. Elwell to Northeast corner thereof, which point is 66 feet West of Southwest corner of Lot Q, Block 18, First Additon to Village of Frederic, thence North about 216 feet to beginning, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 126-00491-0000. STREET ADDRESS: 409 Traffic Avenue, Frederic, WI 54837. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by cash or certified check. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 16th day of September, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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(Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. CRAIG D. KNUTSON and JENNIFER J. KNUTSON, Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 279 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on May 14, 2009, in the amount of $131,821.92, I will sell the described premises at public auction at the Main Front Entrance of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, on: Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Outlot Seventy-nine (79) of Assessor’s Plat of the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: Including a Perpetual Easement for ingress and egress over and across that parcel of land commencing at the Southwest corner of Outlot 80 of said Assessor’s Plat, which point shall be the point of beginning, thence North a distance of 300 feet to the point where said Alley-way intersects Louisiana Street; thence West along said Louisiana Street, a distance of 20 feet; thence South a distance of 300 feet, thence East 20 feet to the point of beginning, in the City of St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 281-01073-0000. STREET ADDRESS: 131 N. Madison Street, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 29th day of October, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Eureka Town Hall, a public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget for the Town of Eureka, Polk County, will be held. The detailed budget proposal is posted and also available for inspection at the clerk’s home office by appointment.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, immediately following completion of the public hearing, a special town meeting of the electors, called by the town board pursuant to s. 60.12(1)(c), Wis. Statutes will be held for the following purpose: 1. To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to s. 82.03(2). 2. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to s. 60.10(1)(a).


The Town Board meeting will immediately follow the other two meetings. Agenda will be posted. 499151 10-11L 52a,d WNAXLP


The Village of Siren is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill a full-time vacancy. Salary: Dependent on qualifications. Qualifications: U.S. Citizen, Wis. driver’s license with good driving record; Wis. Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification; ability to possess a firearm; no felony convictions or domestic abuse convictions; good verbal and written communication skills; ability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays. Apply: All applications must be received by Dec. 2. Please fill out the WI DJLE300 form/all applicable certification documentation. Submit to Christopher P. Sybers, Chief of Police, P.O. Box 23, Siren, WI 54872. 499631 11-13L 1-3a Phone 715-349-7181.


The Polk County Land Information Committee will hold Public Hearings on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at noon, in the Government Center (1st floor, County Boardroom), Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The Committee will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., immediately recess to view sites and will reconvene at noon at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, to consider the following and other agenda items: PIOTR (Peter) WEGIER requests a Special Exception from Article 8D1(a) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to operate a Tourist Rooming House. Property affected is: 2172 70th St., Pt. of Govt. Lot 2, Desc. Vol. 399/Pg. 315, exc. Vol. 456/Pg. 481, Vol. 558/Pg. 682 100’, Sec. 14/T35N/R16W, Town of Georgetown, Big Round Lake. THOMAS & JULIE McCARTHY request a Special Exception from Article 8D1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to operate a Transient Lodge. Property affected is: 2617 Polk-Barron St., SE 1/4, SE 1/4 exc. CSM Vol. 5/Pg. 123, desc. Vol. 544/Pg. 684, Sec. 24/T36N/R15W, Town of McKinley, pond (class 3). 499636 11-12L 1a,d WNAXLP Polk County Land Information Committee

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The Siren Sanitary District meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Siren Town Hall. Immediately following the Sanitary District Meeting the Town of Siren will hold a Board meeting at approximately 7 p.m. If you wish to be on the agenda, please call Mary Hunter, Clerk. Mary Hunter, Clerk 499145 10-11L 715-349-5119 (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb, a Federally chartered savings bank corporation (successor by merger with S&C Bank), 25 West Main Street P.O. Box 7933 Madison, WI 53707 Plaintiff, vs. Kost Welding & Fabricating, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, 301 East 1st Street Centuria, WI 54824; John L. Autrey 12202 County Road 25 Wawina, MN 55736; Dale R. Perreault 38184 Kost Trail North Branch, MN 55056; and XYZ Corporation; ABC Partnership; Joe Doe and Mary Rowe, whose true names are unknown to Plaintiff, Defendants. Notice of Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property in a Foreclosure by Action Case No. 08 CV 543 Case Code: 30404 (Foreclosure of Mortgage) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at 10 a.m., on November 18, 2009, at the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, and pursuant to an Order for Judgment and Judgment of the Circuit Court of Polk County, Wisconsin, entered in the above captioned action on May 8, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wis., will sell the real property described in said Order and Judgment, to wit: Lot One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 2940 recorded in Volume 13 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 194 as Document No. 592702 being part of Outlot Eight-Eight (88) of the Assessor’s Plat to the Village of Centuria and part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4), Section Twelve (12) Township Thirty-Four (34) North of Range Eighteen (18) West, in Polk County, Wis. Parcel ID No.: 111-00361-0100. Address: Not assigned. (Hereinafter the “Real Property”) together with all the estates and rights in and to said Real Property and all buildings, structures, improvements, easements, appurtenances, fixtures, and rents related to said Real Property, as one parcel, for cash, to the highest bidder, all in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 846 and the provisions of law relating to the sale of real estate in foreclosure. As set forth in said Order for Judgment and Judgment, the proceeds of the sale shall be applied first to pay Plaintiff’s usual and customary costs and expenses of said sale and second to pay, in whole or in part, the Court’s judgment against Kost Welding & Fabricating, Inc., John L. Autrey and Dale R. Perreault, jointly and severally, in the amount of $289,915.26 plus interest at the rate of $56.35 per diem from and after April 8, 2009 through the date of sale. The overage, if any, shall be paid to the Court to abide by the further order of the Court with respect thereto. Dated this 23 day of September, 2009. TIMOTHY G. MOORE Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. BRIGGS AND MORGAN, P.A. Joseph D. Roach Wis. License No. 1039463 2200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 977-8400 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF

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(Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. LISA K. WOODS, et al Defendants. Case Number: 09 CV 185 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 22, 2009, in the amount of $150,000.47, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 5244, filed in Volume 23, Page 151, as Document No. 720911, located in the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 23, Township 37 North, Range 17 West, in the Town of West Sweden, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3252 140th St., Frederic, WI 54837. TAX KEY NO.: 048-00542-0000. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Christina E. Demakopoulos State Bar #1066197 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (169644)



(Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, FLCA 1921 Premier Drive Mankato, MN 56002 Plaintiff, vs. TERRY L. SANDERS JR. 5258 Laipo Road Kapaa, HI 96746 Defendant. Case No. 09CV682 Case Code: 30404 PUBLISHED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the above-named Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after October 21, 2009, 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 Clerk of Circuit Court, Polk County Courthouse, 300 Judicial Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 548100549, and to Wiley Law, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 21 S. Barstow Street, P.O. Box 629, Eau Claire, Wis. 54702-0629. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 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 seizue of property. Dated this 14th day of October, 2009. WILEY LAW, S.C. James Flory Attorney for Plaintiff Wisconsin State Bar #1017421 21 S. Barstow Street P.O. Box 629 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0629 Telephone (715) 835-6171 Facsimile (715) 835-4222 498565

(Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN R. MCLEOD, et al Defendants Case Number: 08 CV 586 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on October 16, 2008, in the amount of $287,366.65, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 4416, recorded in Volume 19 of Certified Survey Maps on Page 197, as Document No. 677402, located in part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 29, Township 32 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Black Brook, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 169 100th Street, Deer Park, WI 54007. TAX KEY NO.: 010-00731-0300. Dated this 12th day of October, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff Of Polk County Chaz M. Rodriguez State Bar #1063071 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield,WI 53005 262-790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. (173736) 498265 WNAXLP

(Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD H. HOLETON Summary Assignment - Order for Hearing and Notice Case No. 09 PR 69 A petition has been filed for summary assignment of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was November 5, 1930, and date of death was October 7, 2009, who died domiciled in Polk County, State of Wisconsin, with a post office address of: 705 North Hamilton Street, Unit 3, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Creditors may bring an action by: 1. Filing a claim in the Polk County Circuit Court before the property is assigned. 2. Bringing a suit against the assignee(s) after the property is assigned. The right of a creditor to bring an action terminates three months after the date of publication of this order. The property may be assigned to the creditors and persons interested on or after January 4, 2010. THE COURT ORDERS THAT: The petition be heard and heirship be determined at the Polk County Courthouse, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Room 500, before Honorable Molly E. GaleWyrick, Court Official, on December 1, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. or when scheduled thereafter. BY THE COURT Honorable Molly E. GaleWyrick Court Official October 22, 2009 Steven J. Swanson Attorney/Petitioner 105 Washington Street South St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787


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(Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Case Type: 30404 Case No.: 09-CV-270 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE The RiverBank a Minnesota banking corporation 2183 U.S. Highway 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Plaintiff, vs. St. Croix Floral Company, Inc. a Wisconsin corporation 1257 State Road 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, Bruce E. Nelson 928 235th Street Dresser, WI 54009, Mary L. Nelson 928 235th Street Dresser, WI 54009, Distinctive Floral Co., a Minnesota corporation 4045 Hwy. 101 Plymouth, MN 55446, Bailey Nurseries Inc., a Minnesota corporation 1325 Bailey Road St. Paul, MN 55119, Hermes Floral Co. Inc., a Minnesota corporation 1450 W. Larpenteur Avenue Falcon Heights, MN 55113, Prince Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation 8351 Highway H East Marshfield, WI 54449, Gary E. Nelson 2329 Beede Lake Trail St. Croix Falls, WI 54024-7931, FPC Financial, F.S.B., a federal savings bank P.O. Box 6600 3400 NW 86th Street Des Moines, IA 50306-6660, Tilsner Carton Company, a Minnesota corporation 162 York Avenue E. St. Paul, MN 55117, Mitchell Metal Products, a Wisconsin corporation P.O. Box 207 905 S. State Street Merrill, WI 54452-0207 Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 201 East Washington Avenue, A-300 P.O. Box 7946 Madison, WI 53707-7946, Defendants. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the aboveentitled action on June 15, 2009, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: TIME/DATE: Dec. 17, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot Eleven (11), Timber Ridge II, Town of Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin (“Property”). (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is located in Town of Osceola, Wisconsin) Dated this 27th day of October, 2009. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 DCA/14163 499489 WNAXLP

(Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Case Type: 30404 Case No.: 09-CV-270 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE The RiverBank a Minnesota banking corporation 2183 U.S. Highway 8 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Plaintiff, vs. St. Croix Floral Company, Inc. a Wisconsin corporation 1257 State Road 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, Bruce E. Nelson 928 235th Street Dresser, WI 54009, Mary L. Nelson 928 235th Street Dresser, WI 54009, Distinctive Floral Co., a Minnesota corporation 4045 Hwy. 101 Plymouth, MN 55446, Bailey Nurseries Inc., a Minnesota corporation 1325 Bailey Road St. Paul, MN 55119, Hermes Floral Co. Inc., a Minnesota corporation 1450 W. Larpenteur Avenue Falcon Heights, MN 55113, Prince Corporation, a Wisconsin corporation 8351 Highway H East Marshfield, WI 54449, Gary E. Nelson 2329 Beede Lake Trail St. Croix Falls, WI 54024-7931, FPC Financial, F.S.B., a federal savings bank P.O. Box 6600 3400 NW 86th Street Des Moines, IA 50306-6660, Tilsner Carton Company, a Minnesota corporation 162 York Avenue E. St. Paul, MN 55117, Mitchell Metal Products, a Wisconsin corporation P.O. Box 207 905 S. State Street Merrill, WI 54452-0207 Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 201 East Washington Avenue, A-300 P.O. Box 7946 Madison, WI 53707-7946, Defendants. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the aboveentitled action on June 15, 2009, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: TIME/DATE: Dec. 17, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in certified funds, with the balance due and owing on the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. PLACE: Lobby of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lots 6, 7, 8 & 9 of Certified Survey Map No. 3497, recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, page 10, Document No. 619940 (a division of Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 2843), located in part of the Southwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of SE 1/4), Section Five (5), Township Thirty-five (35) North, Range Seventeen (17) West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin (“Property”). (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is located in Town of Milltown, Wisconsin) Dated this 27th day of October, 2009. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wis. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 DCA/14163 499468 WNAXLP



Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m. Lorain Town Hall, 252 345th Ave., Cty. Rd. E Agenda: Call meeting to order; roll call/verification of meeting notice; approve the minutes of the last meeting; approve the treasury report; motion to pay the bills; Reports: Road, Fire Dept., Ambulance; cemetery, Comprehensive Plan Commission; additional meeting items for future agendas; motion to adjourn; adjournment. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk 499644 11L


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the Trade Lake Town Hall of a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED BUDGET of the Town of Trade Lake in Burnett County will be held. The Proposed Budget is posted for review. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s home by appointment. Deborah Christian, Clerk at 715-488-2600 or


Notice is hereby given that a special town meeting of the Town of Trade Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, will be held in the town at the Trade Lake Town Hall, Town Hall Rd. on the 12th day of November, 2009. The town elector meeting will be held immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 town budget which begins at 6 p.m. for the following purposes: 1. To approve the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Statutes.


The monthly board meeting will be held Thursday, November 12, 2009, immediately following the Special Meeting of the Electors. Agenda: Minutes of last meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Payment of Bills, Resident Issues, Whispering Pines Property/ Proposed Zone Change Treasurer’s Bond Ordinance Decorate Town Hall Town Road Maintenance, set December date and Agenda. Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 498999 52-1a 11-12L






Call to Order Evidence Of Proper Notice Roll Call Prayer: Supervisor Schmidt Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda Approval of October 20, 2009, Minutes Public Comments - 3 minutes per person - not to exceed 30 minutes total Finance Director’s Report Offer of Rice Partnership and Golden Health Care and Rehabilitation to Settle Pending Legal Action The County Board of Supervisors may convene in closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 19.85(1)(g) for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel for Polk County who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by Polk County Board of Supervisors with respect to offer Rice Partnership and Golden Health Care and Rehabilitation to settle pending litigation. The County Board of Supervisors will reconvene in open session to consider and act upon matters noticed herein, including those matters noticed for consideration in closed session. Resolutions: A. Resolution Adopting Identity Theft Prevention Program (Federal Trade Commission Red Flags Rule) B. Appeal for Exemption From State Audit Mandate 46.036(5m)(f), Wis. Stats C. Defining “Homeless” for Polk County D. 2009 County Aid Bridge Construction E. Censure of 2010 Budgeting Process and Outcomes F. Nonrepresented Employees Annual Cost of Living Adjustment for 2010 Public Hearing - Polk County 2010 budget - 7 p.m. Adoption of 2010 Budget and Approving Other Expenditures Standing Committees/Boards Reports a. Highway: Supervisor Caspersen b. Finance: Supervisor Bergstrom c. Personnel: Supervisor Arcand d. Property, Forestry and Recreation: Supervisor Larsen e. Extension, Land and Water Resources, Lime Quarry: Supervisor Jepsen f. Public Protection: Supervisor Luke g. Land Information: Supervisor O’Connell h. Human Services Board: Supervisor Stoneking i. Board of Health: Supervisor Johnson j. Golden Age Manor Board: Supervisor Dueholm Supervisor Reports Chairman/Administrative Coordinator’s Report 499525 11L 1a,d Adjourn



The Town of Bone Lake will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed budget for 2010, at the clerk’s home, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 7 p.m. The final budget is available for inspection at the clerk’s home, 715-472-8212.


This special town meeting will follow the completion of the public hearing on the proposed 2010 town budget. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010, pursuant to section 60.12 (1) (c) of Wis. Statutes. The Town of Bone Lake will hold a Special Town Board meeting to adopt the proposed 2010 budget immediately following the levy adoption by the electors. Darrell Frandsen, Town Clerk 499607 11L WNAXLP


Job Title: H.R. Contact: Contact Phone: Job Description:

Special Education Teacher Kathleen Coppenbarger 715-463-2320 50% FTE Special Education Teacher at Grantsburg Elementary School. Qualifications: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Certification 810 Cognitive Disabilities, 801 Cross Categorical, or 809 Early Childhood Special Education. Requirements: Candidate must have the ability to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all students. How to Apply: Send letter of application, resume, credentials, including three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a copy of license by November 16. Please include a current e-mail address in your application materials. Employer: Grantsburg School District 475 E. James Ave. Grantsburg, WI 54840 Job Address: Same as the employer address. Web Site: Description: 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 age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or 499523 11-12L handicap.


The Polk County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council (CJCC) has been working diligently to bring Restorative Justice to Polk County. The Council was recently awarded a one-year grant through the Otto Bremer Foundation for the amount of $53,155. The Mission of the CJCC is to ensure through community collaboration offender accountability, rehabilitative programming and will support the rights and needs of victims. The CJCC will promote public safety and efficient and effective administration of the criminal justice system and the continuation of Drug Court. In the Council’s first year two initial priorities were set: 1. The formation and implementation of a Drug Court. 2. The formation and implementation of a Restorative Justice program with an emphasis on Community Service. The Drug Court has been operating since 2008. Drug Court provides a three-stage intensive outpatient treatment program. The Drug Court collaborative effort is achieved through the efforts of the Circuit Court Judge, the Department of Human Services and their Alcohol and Drug Abuse treatment providers, the Department of Corrections, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney, Public Defenders and a Coordinator. The Bremer Foundation Grant will allow the professionals and the participants in Drug Court to continue the already successful program. The funds will help in paying for treatment costs for the three required stages of Drug Court. A Coordinator will be hired to manage the intricacies of this program. The Coordinator will oversee the participant’s progress and report to the interested parties. The Restorative Justice Committee was formed by the CJCC to address the incredible need for a formalized community service program in Polk County. The community service portion of Restorative Justice in surrounding counties has proven its impact on the community through financial savings to the citizens via “free labor” and through the immeasurable benefits of helping victims feel whole again and in requiring offenders to take responsibility for their actions. The Community Service Program has recently been implemented due to a Grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. This grant allowed the Restorative Justice Committee to hire an intern for the summer (2009) to begin the program by recruiting sites, educating the public and placing nonviolent offenders in community work sites. The Bremer Foundation Grant will allow the Community Service Program to continue. A Coordinator will be hired to manage this new program by recruiting new work sites, staying connected with the present sites, meet and interview offenders and to place them in the appropriate site. The Coordinator will then monitor their progress and their hours and report to the referring agency. Both positions are advertised elsewhere in this paper. The CJCC would like to thank those of you who have been a part of this exciting endeavor by actively sharing responsibility for the quality of life in your community. 499627 11L


Elementary Teacher Education - K - 12 Job Description: The School District of Siren is accepting applications for a temporary, full-time elementary SAGE teacher who is willing to team teach in grades K - 3. This will be a split assignment that requires the teacher to travel between classrooms and assist the other classroom teachers as needed. The position is only guaranteed for the remainder of the 2009 - 10 school year. Qualifications: All applicants will be expected to possess Wisconsin certification in grades K - 3. Candidates with a 316 Reading certification may be given special consideration. Requirements: This positions shall remain open until filled. How to Apply: Send a letter, resume, copy of license, transcripts and references to: Scott Johnson, District Administrator, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Ave., No., Siren, WI 54872 Desired State Date: 11/02/09 H. R. Contact: Scott Johnson Contact Title: District Administrator The Siren School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Meenon Town Hall, a PUBLIC HEARING on the RECONSIDERATION OF THE APRIL 2009 2% LEVY INCREASE and 2010 PROPOSED BUDGET for the Town of Meenon, Burnett County, will be held. The detailed budget proposal is posted and also available for inspection at the Clerk’s home by appointment.


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 9, 2009, immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 budget, which begins at 7 p.m., at the Meenon Town Hall, a special town meeting of the electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(b) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held: 1. To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. Reconsideration of the 2009 2% town tax levy. 2. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be collected in 2010 pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.


Notice is hereby given that on November 9, 2009, immediately following the completion of the Special Town Electors meeting, the monthly town board meeting will be held at the Meenon Town Hall. The agenda will be posted at the Town Hall. Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Meenon Town Clerk 499549 11L 1a

NOTICE TOWN OF LAFOLLETTE 2010 BUDGET APPROVAL Monday, November 9, at 7 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Town of LaFollette will hold a budget and levy approval meeting on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the LaFollette Town Hall. The proposed detailed budget is posted at Town Hall and is available at clerk’s home for inspection, 715-349-2531.

TOWN OF LAFOLLETTE NOTICE OF REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING Monday, November 9, 2009 Following Budget Approval Meeting

Notice is hereby given the regular monthly board meeting for the Town of LaFollette will be held at the LaFollette Town Hall on Monday, November 9, 2009, immediately following the Budget Approval. 1. Verification of posting. 2. Clerk’s Minutes. 3. Treasurer’s Report. 4. Resident issues. 5. Road Items. 6. Moser Road Petition. 7. TRIP Money. 8. White Pine Cemetery. 9. Census Resolution. 10. Countywide ATV Ordinance. 11. Next monthly meeting December 14, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. 12. Pay bills and look at correspondence. 13. Adjourn. Linda Terrian, Clerk 499561 11L 1a WNAXLP



Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 16, 2009, immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 budget, which begins at 7 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center, 2510 241st Street, a special meeting of the electors called pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held: 1. To adopt the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 82.03(2) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 16, 2009, immediately following the completion of the Special Town Meeting of the Electors, at the Cushing Community Center, a town board meeting will be held for the following purpose: 1. For the town board to discuss and adopt the 2010 Budget for the Town of Sterling. This Will Also Be The Monthly Town Board Meeting. Agenda: Clerk minutes, treasurer financial report, update on town leases, 2008 financial book audit report, Board vote on license fee ordinance, update on residents without fire numbers, Board approval of assessor’s 2-yr. contract, approve operator licenses, Board decision on Mailcom, road maint. report and bills paid. Dated November 2, 2009. Julie Peterson, Clerk 499505 11L 1a WNAXLP (Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY The RiverBank 304 Cascade Street P.O. Box 188 Osceola, Wisconsin 54020 Plaintiff, vs. Biermann Contracting Inc., 437 Main Street Red Wing, MN 55066 Homes by Biermann Amery, LLC 437 Main Street Red Wing, MN 55066 Homes by Biermann St. Croix Falls, LLC 437 Main Street Red Wing, MN 55066 Mark Biermann 743 Aspen Avenue Red Wing, Minnesota T. Kroll’s Inc. 15125 South Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068 Simon Electric Construction Co., 345 St. Croix Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017 Dee-Co Holdings, Inc. f/k/a Bernco Inc., 17877 179th Trail West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 And Consolidated Lumber Co., 808 North Fourth Street Stillwater, MN 55082, Defendants. Case No.: 09-CV-236 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 26, 2009, in the amounts of (a) $281,263.06, (b) $409,637.68, and (c) $411,467.88, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier’s check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down

payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is” and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: In the foyer area of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, in the City of Balsam Lake, Polk County. DESCRIPTION: Lot 48, Glacier Ridge, Polk County, Wisconsin; (BCI Premises #1) And Lot 2, Glacier Ridge, Polk County, Wisconsin; (BCI Premises #2) And Lot 7, Whispering Waters, A Planned Unit Development, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-Amery Premises #1) Lot 8, Whispering Waters, A Planned Unit Development, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-Amery Premises #2) And Lot 3, Whispering Waters, A Planned Unit Development, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-Amery Premises #3) And Lot 3, Glacier Ridge, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-St. Croix Falls Premises #1) And LOT 47, Glacier Ridge, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-St. Croix Falls Premises #2) AND LOT 49, Glacier Ridge, Polk County, Wisconsin; (HBB-St. Croix Falls Premises #3) PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 1415 Interstate Avenue, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024; 1302 Prairie Lane, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024; 208 Greenview Lane, Amery, WI 54001; 212 Greenview Lane, Amery, WI 54001; 211 Greenview Lane, Amery, WI 54002; 1303 Prairie Lane, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024; 1414 Interstate Avenue, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024; 1416 Interstate Avenue, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff MURNANE BRANDT Attorneys for Plaintiff 30 E. 7th Street, Suite 3200 St. Paul, MN 55101-4919 Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1692), we are required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our clients behalf and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 498767 WNAXLP


Polk County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council is hiring two part-time, grant-funded positions. Tentative start date: November 23. Both positions require: • Excellent computer and phone skills. • Clear and articulate written and verbal skills. • Experience working with grant funding desired. • Post-high-school education preferred. • Experience in community work and/or working with offenders desired. Community Service Coordinator • 20 hours per week. • Work to recruit and retain nonprofit work sites. • Screen participants, connect participant with site, monitor performance and track hours. • Regular collaboration with Human Services, Department of Corrections, District Attorney and Judges. • Measure outcomes, grants sustainability. Drug Court Coordinator • 20 hours per week. • Verify and monitor participant compliance with program and treatment requirements. • Collect all relevant information and distribute at treatment team meetings. • Gather data. • Monitor data management system. • Collateral contacts with AODA professionals, Judges and Attorneys. • Measure outcomes, statistical tracking. Please send resume to: Polk County Human Services Attn.: Brooke Whitley 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 50 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 499628 11L


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 59.14(1m), the Polk County Clerk does cause publication of a notice of that on the 20th day of October 2009, the Polk County Board of Supervisors adopted Polk County Ordinance No.74-09, entitled, “AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE POLK COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,” wherein the Polk County Board of Supervisors did ordain, in summary, as follows: Section 1. Pursuant to sections 59.69(2) and (3) of the Wisconsin Statutes, Polk County is authorized to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan as defined in sections 66.1001(1)(a) and 66.1001(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Section 2. The Polk County Board of Supervisors has adopted written procedures designed to foster public participation in every stage of the preparation of a comprehensive plan as required by section 66.1001(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Section 3. The Polk County Land Information Committee, designated as the planning commission of Polk County, by a majority vote of the entire commission recorded in its official minutes, has adopted a resolution recommending to Polk County Board of Supervisors the adoption of the document entitled “The Polk County Comprehensive Plan,” containing all of the elements specified in section 66.1001(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes and the additional element of energy and sustainability. Section 4. Polk County has held at least one public hearing on this ordinance, in compliance with the requirements of section 66.1001(4)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Section 5. The Polk County Board of Supervisors does, by the enactment of this ordinance, formally adopt the document entitled “The Polk County Comprehensive Plan,” attached hereto and incorporated herein, pursuant to section 66.1001(4)(c) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Prepared pursuant to c. 66.1001, Wis. Stats., the Polk County Comprehensive Plan is the county development plan that addresses and presents goals and objectives of Polk County for each of the following elements: 1) Issues and Opportunities. 2) Housing. 3) Transportation. 4) Utilities and Community Facilities. 5) Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources. 6) Economic Development. 7) Intergovernmental Cooperation. 8) Land Use. 9) Energy and Sustainability. 10) Implementation. Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage by a majority vote of the members-elect of the Polk County Board of Supervisors and publication as required by law. Adopted: October 20, 2009. The full text of said ordinance and the Polk County Comprehensive Plan may be viewed and obtained at the locations: Office of the Polk County Clerk 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 715-485-9226 Polk County Land Information Office 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 130 Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 715-486-9250 Additionally, the ordinance and the Polk County Comprehensive Plan may be viewed at all public libraries in Polk County. The ordinance and the Polk County Comprehensive Plan may be viewed and accessed at the Web site: http:// By: Carole Wondra, Polk County Clerk 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 110 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 499611 11L 715-485-9226


A public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget for the Town of Clam Falls will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the town hall.


A special town meeting for the Town of Clam Falls will be held immediately following the Public Budget Hearing on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, pursuant to S.60.12(1)(c), Wis. Statutes, for the following purpose: 1. To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to S.82.03(2). 2. To approve the 2009 tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to S.60.10(1)(a).


The monthly meeting of the Clam Falls Town Board will be held immediately following the Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Agenda will include minutes of last meeting, treasurer’s report, payment of bills, resident issues, road report, operator’s license, liquor license (Shooter’s Sport Bar-N-Grill). Full agenda will be posted at the town hall, town shop and on the mailboxes in Lewis. Betty Knutson, Clerk For the Town Board 499639 11L 1a WNAXLP (Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY First National Bank & Trust, Plaintiff vs. Curtis Ventures, LLC Jeffrey M. Curtis Rebecca L. Curtis Michael James Curtis Beverly Curtis & Warren Smidt The RiverBank Schannon Mortgage, Inc. Bull Dozin, Inc., Defendants NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 08 CV 522 Classification No.: 30303 Under and by virtue of Judgment for Foreclosure in the above entitled action issued by the Court aforesaid on the 31st day of July, 2009, I am commanded to sell the following described property: Barron County Real Estate: The Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; the North one-half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; all in Section 8, Township 32 North, Range 14 West (in the Town of Vance Creek), Barron County, Wisconsin. Tax key #050-0800-05-000, 050-080017-0000, 050-0800-19-000. Washburn County: Lots 3 and 4 of Certified Survey Map #3309, Volume 15 of CSM, page 137, being part of the Northeast Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 37 North, Range 13 West. AND, Outlot 1 of Certified Survey Map #3645, Volume 17 of CSM, page 147, a Redivision of Outlot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 3310, Document No. 311586, and lot 9 of Certified Survey Map No. 3311, Document No. 311587, and Lots 10 and 11 of Certified Survey Map #3312, document No. 311588, all located in the Northeast Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, Section 2, Township 37 North, Range 13 West. AND, Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map #3310, Volume 15 of CSM, page 138, being part of the Northeast Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter; the Northwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 37 North, Range 13 West. AND, Lot 10 of Certified Survey Map #3645, Volume 17, page 147, a Redivision of Outlot 1 of Certified Survey Map #3310, Document No. 311586, and Lot 9 of Certified Survey Map #3311, Document No. 311587, and Lots 10 and 11 of Certified Survey Map #3312, Docu-

ment No. 311588, all located in the Northeast Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, Northwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter, Section 2, Township 37 North, Range 13 West. AND, Lot 17 of Certified Survey Map #3313, Volume 15, page 141, being part of the Northeast Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter: the Northwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Fractional Northwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 37 North, Range 13 West. Tax Key #s.: 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 02-000-006000 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 01-000-006000 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 01-000-001010 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 02-000-001010 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 01-000-002000 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 01-000-004000 65-002-2-37-13-02-2 03-000-002000 Polk County Property: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map #2392, recorded in Volume 11 of Certified Survey Maps, page 99, Document No. 564643, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 22, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Town of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin, Tax Key #040-00577-0100. All of the real estate shall first be offered for sale as one parcel. Thereafter, the real estate in each county will be offered for sale as one parcel. Thereafter, the parcels in each county will be sold individually. The highest bid will then be accepted as the sale price. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 18, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., on that day at the front entrance of the Polk County Justice Center in the foyer thereof, located in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, I will sell the above-described real estate to satisfy said judgment with interest and with costs to the highest bidder for cash. TERMS OF SALE: 1. This is a cash sale. A certified check or bank check in the amount of 10% of the amount bid must accompany the bid with the balance due upon confirmation of the sale by the court. 2. Sale is subject to all unpaid real estate taxes and special assessments. 3. Purchaser shall pay any Wisconsin real estate transfer fee. 4. The property is being sold on an “as is” basis without warranties or representations of any kind. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 29th day of Sept., 2009. Timothy Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin


Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 16, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Cushing Community Center, a PUBLIC HEARING on the 2010 PROPOSED BUDGET of the Town of Sterling in Polk County will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mon., Wed. and Fri. Phone 715-488-2735.




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Budget meeting for the Town of Luck will be held in the Luck, Town Hall, November 9, 2009, at 8 p.m. Proposed 2010 Budget Revenues Town Tax Levy.....................................................$100,000.00 State Shared Revenue..........................................$62,998.00 Hwy. Aid................................................................$99,975.00 Liquor Lic...................................................................$950.00 Miscellaneous Revenues........................................$1,500.00 Interest Income..........................................................$300.00 Total $265,723.00 Expenditures General Administration..........................................$23,126.00 Assessor..................................................................$6,600.00 Ambulance Service.................................................$7,875.00 Highways.............................................................$228,122.00 Total $265,723.00 Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 9, 2009, immediately following the proposed budget hearing, a special town meeting of electors, called pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board for the following purposes will be held. 1. To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes. 2. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Sec. 60.01 (1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk 499646 11L WNAXLP

The November meeting of the Village Board of Siren will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall. Agenda posted. Ann Peterson 499263 Clerk-Treasurer 11L



Monthly Board Meeting Monday, November 9, 2009 At 7 p.m. Kristi Swanson 499261 Deputy Clerk 11L


Monthly Board Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Milltown Fire Hall Virgil Hansen, Clerk 499088 10-11L 52-1a,d


Notice is hereby given that on Thurs., Nov. 12, 2009, at 8 p.m., at the Lorain Town Hall located at 252 345th Ave. & Cty. Rd. E, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2010 BUDGET will be held. A more detailed copy is posted at the town hall for for your inspection or by contacting the clerk at 715-653-2629. A summary of the proposed budget is as follows: REVENUE 2009 BUDGET 2010 PROPOSED CHANGE Local Taxes............................................................................27,540 28,366 3.0% Inter-Govern........................................................................117,860 103,974 Reg. Licenses/Permits...............................................................600 660 Total Revenue......................................................................146,000 133,000 Applied Cash.........................................................................15,000 EXPENDITURES General Government...........................................................110,250 97,830 Health & Safety......................................................................30,450 30,530 Capital Exp. FD.....................................................................13,220 00 Capital Fund Gravel...............................................................10,000 00 Cemetery Expenses................................................................4,200 4,200 PROPOSED Gen. Gov. Funds Bal. Jan. 1 Bal. Dec. 31 Total Rev. Total Exp. Property Tax Contr. Gen. Fund 50,000 50,000 28,366 28,366 28,366 Gravel Funds 60,000 60,000 00 00 Fire Dept. Equip. 5,000 10,000 5,000 00


Notice is hereby given that on Thurs., Nov. 12, 2009, at 8 p.m., immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2010 budget, a special meeting of the electors, called by the Lorain Town Board pursuant to s. 60.12 (1)(e), Wis. Statute, will be held for the following purposes: To adopt a town tax levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to s. 60.10 (1)(a), Wis. Statute. To set amount of highway expenditures. Dated on the 27th day of October, 2009. Susan E. Hughes, Clerk, Town of Lorain 499643 11L WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 8 p.m., at the Siren Town hall, a public hearing on the 2010 proposed budget for the Town of Siren, Burnett County, will be held. The 2010 proposed budget in detail is available for inspection by calling Mary Hunter, Clerk, at 715-349-5119.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 12, 2009, immediately following the completion of the public hearing on the proposed 2010 budget, which begins at 8 p.m. A special meeting of the electors called pursuant to section 60.12(1)© of Wis. Statutes by the Town Board for the following purposes will be held: To approve the total 2010 highway expenditures ($290,945) pursuant to sec. 81.01(3) of Wis. Statutes provide machinery implement, material and equipment needed to construct and repair said highways and bridges. To authorize the Town of Siren to spend a sum over the annual limit of $10,000 for machinery implements, material and equipment needed to construct and repair highways and bridges. To adopt the 2009 town tax levy ($339,819) to be collected in 2010 pursuant to section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Statutes.


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, immediately following the completion of the Special Town Electors Meeting, the Town Board will hold a Special Board Meeting to adopt the 2010 proposed budget for the Town of Siren. Mary Hunter, Clerk 499147 10-11L WNAXLP

Kathryn C. Flom, 87, Roseville, Minn., died Oct. 9, 2009. Merlin I. Everson, 84, Lincoln Township, died Oct. 12, 2009. Evald E. Gjerning, 85, Luck, died Oct. 13, 2009. Ina E. Koch, 96, St. Croix Falls, died Oct. 18, 2009. Harold J. Otto, 81, Amery, died Oct. 21, 2009.

Polk marriage licenses Nancy M. Johnson, village of Milltown, and Todd R. Richson, village of Milltown, issued Oct. 28, 2009.

NOTICE TOWN OF LUCK BOARD MEETING Mon., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Town Hall

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Agenda 1. Reading of the minutes 2. Treasurer’s report 3. Review and pay bills 4. Patrolman’s report Any additional agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall and Clerk’s Office. Lloyd Nelson, Clerk


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Milltown Fire Hall, a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2010 will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s office. The following is a summary of the proposed budget for 2010: 2009 2010 % BUDGET BUDGET CHANGE REVENUE Property Tax Levy 403,272 437,303 + 7.8 State Revenue 148,267 147,313 - .7 Town Services 18,000 18,000 Loans 28,507 28,507 TOTAL REVENUE 598,046 631,123 + 5.2 EXPENDITURES Public Safety Loan Payments Salaries Construction Public Works Assessing TOTAL EXPENDITURES

73,445 59,244 119,808 207,049 126,500 12,000 598,046

73,410 81,176 124,808 220,229 119,500 12,000 631,123

- .1 + 27.0 + 4.0 + 6.0 - 5.9 + 5.2


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that immediately following the budget hearing 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 2010 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 81.01(3) of Wis. stats. 2. To adopt the 2009 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1) (a) of Wis. Stats. 3. To approve the purchase of land by the Town Shop. The regular monthly board meeting will follow the special meeting. Dated this 26th day of October, 2009. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk - Town of Milltown 499171 10-11L 52-1a,d WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 5:50 at the Village of Webster office a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED BUDGET for the Village of Webster will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The following is a summary of the proposed 2010 budget. 2009 Budget

2010 Proposed Budget

% Change

REVENUES: Taxes: General Property Taxes Other Taxes Special Assessments Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses and Permits Penalties, Forfeitures, Fines Public Charge for Service Intergovernmental Charges Miscellaneous Revenue Other Financing Sources TOTAL REVENUES (FUND 10)

$388,328.00 $6,050.00 $11,534.00 $273,302.00 $5,015.00 $14,400.00 $3,200.00 $48,930.00 $15,800.00 $27,000.00 $793,559.00

$390,273.00 $6,625.00 $6,564.00 $272,973.00 $5,175.00 $14,400.00 $4,250.00 $0.00 $23,050.00 $26,000.00 $749,310.00



EXPENDITURES: General Government Public Safety Public Works Health & Human Services Culture, Recreation & Development Conservation & Development Debt Service Other Public Services TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$102,081.00 $187,572.00 $186,274.00 $2,740.00 $119,563.00 $1,894.00 $175,820.00 $17,615,00 $793,559.00

$107,080.00 $192,463.00 $186,590.00 $2,700.00 $72,297.00 $1,700.00 $175,082.00 $11,398.00 $749,310.00


General Fund

Governmental Funds General Fund Library Fund TOTALS

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Patrice Bjorklund, Village Clerk/Treasurer Village of Webster November 3, 2009

Fund Fund Balance Revenues Expenditures Balance Jan. 1, 2010 Other Sources Other Uses Dec. 31, 2010 $254,250.00 $749,310.00 $749,310.00 $254,250.00 $0.00 $92,449.00 $92,449.00 $0.00 $254,250.00 $841,759.00 $841,759.00 $254,250.00

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to State Cross-Country Qualifiers Michell Lund (R) and Angela Gaffney from Grantsburg,

The Frederic girls cross-country team completed their first-ever state appearance last Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids, and took seventh place.


Steven McKinley from Grantsburg.

X The Webster boys cross-country team took fourth place as a team last Saturday at state in Wisconsin Rapids.

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to Vikings Football at Playoffs X


Good Luck

at State, Pirates Volleyball Team

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You’re never too old... to seek new adventures MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It was a spontaneous adventure for Sue Schommer, Frederic, and her 81-year-old mother, Viola Banitti, Luck, this past August, when the two of them decided to go parasailing along Myrtle Beach, S.C. “We were sitting on the beach watching people parasail, and I told my mom ‘that’s something I’ve always wanted to do,’” Schommer said. “My mom said ‘Well, I’ll go with you.’” Both women are afraid of heights, so the booking was done fast before any second thoughts could set in. And it wasn’t long before they were high in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean, their parasail connected by a 500-foot rope to a boat that navigated several hundred feet from shore. The pair never touched the water and at the end of the trip they were winched safely back to the boat. “We were both scared - but once you get up there it’s amazing,” Schommer noted. “We both enjoyed it a lot.” The adventure was part of a road trip that included Schommer and her husband, Joe, Banitti, daughter Staci Lundmark and her children Jarrod, Ryan and Blake (ages 5, 3 and 9 months). - Gary King RIGHT: Viola Banitti of Luck and her daughter, Sue Schommer of Frederic, enjoyed the popular sport of parasailing in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,, in August. - Special photo

Halloween at Unity

Unity Community Education hosted the annual Unity Halloween Party, Saturday, Oct. 31. The evening included games and prizes and a haunted house for those ages birth to fifth grade and a dance for the middle school. Pictured are youngsters and parents and some of the volunteers running the booths at the event. – Photos by Tammi Milberg

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Polk County Cremation Society I would like to thank everyone for making my first year a success! Looking forward to serving the community in the many years to come.

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Celebrating Life!

As part of the All Saints Sunday worship service at West Denmark Lutheran Church on Little Butternut Lake in Luck, pastors Linda and Mike Rozumalski dedicate a recently created Passage Garden. During the ceremony service, participants remembered loved ones who had recently passed to their eternal home. Special photo


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F am il y's se r vi c e t o c o un tr y s ti l l a so ur c e of pr id e Father, three sons all served in WWII

Army Pvt. Daniel Murgaw was stationed in Europe in World War II while his three sons, Dan Jr., Lon and Robert, served in the Pacific. - Special photo

Robert Murgaw (photo at left) as a new Marine recruit in 1942. Shown in the photo at right are Dan Jr. and Lon Murgaw, shortly after meeting at the end of the war in Nagasaki, Japan. sons were serving their country. She took a nursing job at Cornwall Hospital in Amery midway through the war years. While Lon doesn’t know details of what his family members experienced while serving their country, he knows they all saw action. He was particularly proud in 2004 when his brother, Dan, was awarded the Bronze Star for volunteering to assist in the rescue of an injured Marine in June of 1945. The award came 59 years after the fact, but was deeply appreciated. (See separate story). And although all three brothers were in different parts of the Pacific theater, two of them - Lon and Dan Jr. - managed to meet up in the final months of the war in Japan - by pure coincidence. “When the war ended, occupation forces moved into Japan and my brother was with the Marines that landed at Nagasaki,” Lon said. “I landed with the Third Provisional Military Police at Sasebow Harbor.” Lon said he asked his commander if he could somehow get to Nagasaki to see his brother and his commander asked him if he could guard a prisoner on a train headed for Nagasaki. Lon said he could. “He (commander) ended up transferring me to my brother’s unit,” Lon said. “So we spent the final months of the war together.” The Murgaw family has a deep history in Frederic, with Lon’s grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Murgaw, moving to Frederic in 1912, for years the only Native American family living in the village, raising five children. Charles ran the local sawmill owned by C.B. Casperson, the state senator. As the years roll by and another Veterans Day arrives next Wednesday, Lon continues to reflect on his family’s service to America and how proud that makes him feel. - Gary King

WWII veteran awarded Bronze Star Editor’s note: The following 2004 story is reprinted with permission of the Anderson, Ind., Herald-Bulletin. by Michelle Brutlag Herald-Bulletin DALEVILLE, Ind. – Daniel Murgaw Jr. can pinpoint the exact moment in time he became a man. “It was the first time I saw a dead Marine,” the 79-year-old World War II veteran said Wednesday. “Before that, I was a boy.” The soldier was face-down, arms out-

Daniel Murgaw Jr. received the Bronze Star in 2004 for his heroic actions in World War II. - Photo by John P. Cleary

stretched, and Murgaw noticed the wedding ring on his finger. He thought about the Marine’s family. It was the most tense moment he faced in nearly four years of fighting in the Pacific theater. Murgaw, a private first class in the Marines, was awarded the Bronze Star medal Wednesday afternoon in the gazebo near the Daleville Town Hall. He was surrounded by his eight children, their spouses, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. More than a few wiped away tears as Murgaw stood in proud military stance before Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Brochin and 1st Sgt. Christopher Borghese. Flanked by a U.S. Marine Corps flag and the American flag, Brochin read the proclamation awarding the medal for heroic action, and Borghese pinned the medal on Murgaw’s shirt. Murgaw earned the medal in June 1945 for volunteering to assist in the rescue of an injured Marine. The award came 59 years later. “There was a Marine in the valley, and he was calling for help,” Murgaw said. “My best friend from Cleveland, we volunteered and asked a couple of other guys to go with us.” Murgaw and his friend, Ralph Fulkerson, manned the back two positions on the stretcher and took heavy gunfire during the rescue. He said he wasn’t afraid while the rescue was happening, he just wanted to get the soldier, who later recovered from his wounds, back to safety. “We just went in, grabbed him and took off,” he said. Wednesday’s ceremony was the culmination of four years of effort by Murgaw’s son, Daniel Murgaw III. A Vietnam veteran, the younger Murgaw heard about the Bronze Star medal talking to other veterans, and later determined his father was eligible. It took

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by Gary King LEWIS - Lon Murgaw and his family never discussed their World War II experiences. “It was just something we never talked about.” Murgaw, along with his father, Daniel, and two brothers, Robert and Daniel Jr., all volunteered to serve in the war, leaving their home in Frederic and ending up at various locations in Europe and the Pacific. The lone surviving family member, Murgaw said it’s not so much the unique circumstance of having a father and three sons all serving in the armed forces at the same time, but the fact they all volunteered, which remains a source of pride to him to this day. “We all signed up, one after another,” Murgaw said. “And my dad said ‘If my boys can go, I can go, too.’” Robert, the oldest brother, signed up first, joining the Marines as a sharpshooter and an “expert bayonet man.” He became a seagoing Marine, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. Dan Jr., also known as “Budd,” and Lon followed suit, becoming Marines in the following months. Dan became a communications expert and Lon a military policeman. Their father joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., before being transferred to the European theater. Younger brothers, Joe and Carl, also served at later dates. Wife and mother, Daisy Mary Chase, a registered nurse who had attended school with the legendary Jim Thorpe at Carlisle and graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital, kept the “home fires burning,” while her husband and


Veterans Day programs 2009 Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to host Veterans Day ceremony at Spooner Webster High School Band to perform MADISON - Locally, there will be a 1 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, on Veterans Day, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery is located on Veterans Way just off Hwy. 53, three miles south of Spooner, at N4063 Veterans Way. Veterans, veterans families and the public are invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. USA (Ret.) Andrew M. Schuster, director of public affairs, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. As the public affairs director he is responsible for the department’s overall outreach and public relations activities. Schuster is native of Shell Lake. He joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard in November 1965. After four years as an enlisted soldier, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1969. Completing numerous command and leadership positions his last assignment was with the Wisconsin Army National Guard as the assistant adjutant general for readiness and training, culminating with over 39 years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve, retiring in 2005 with the rank of brigadier general. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College and received a Master of Science in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. Military decorations include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Schuster and his wife, Frederica, and family reside in Madison. Speaking also will be Sgt. Gabe Schauf of New Richmond who was deployed to Iraq in 2004 with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with V Device and Good Conduct Medal. Master of ceremonies will be Matt Bergs, director of the NWVMC. The WDVA Military Funeral Honors Team will post the colors and taps will be sounded by Irv Yelle. World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Herbert Zimmer will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans from their respective service branch along with their families will post the service flags. Pastors Will and Carolyn Mowchan will offer the invocation and benediction. The national anthem will be sung by Kurt Kunkel, and the Webster High School Band will perform during the ceremony. Ray Boeckman, Sawyer CVSO, will read the “Missing Man Remembrance.” Veterans David Lauritsen and Mike Gallaty will place the Wreath of Remembrance. The ceremonial honor guard salute will be presented by the Brask-Fossum-Janke American Legion Post No. 158 from Grantsburg. Operated by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and dedicated in June 2001, the cemetery is centrally located on Hwy. 53 between Eau Claire and Superior to serve veterans and their families in northern Wisconsin. “Our cemetery is a lasting monument to achievements and sacrifices of northern Wisconsin veterans on behalf of our nation and freedom throughout the world,” said Bergs. “It is fitting to honor them on Veterans Day.” Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John A. Scocos added, “I encourage all citizens, young and aged, to

honor veterans not just this day, but throughout the year.” The WDVA will also be hosting Veterans Day ceremonies at: the Marden Center multipurpose room at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, at 10:30 a.m. and at Maurer Hall at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend these events. For further information about the Veterans Day Ceremony at the NWVMC in Spooner call 715-635-5360. For information on Veterans Day, go to or call 800-WIS-VETS, 800-947-8387. – submitted •••

St. Croix Casino to host Veterans Day activities

casino will receive $5 in cash and an entry for the casino’s Veterans Day drawings. Five $100 drawings will be held at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. All winners must be present. Every casino guest presenting a valid military ID at the TLC buffet on Veterans Day will receive a free buffet meal. The Little Turtle Hertel Express in Hertel will also honor the men and women in uniform on Veterans Day. All guests presenting a valid military ID from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Nov. 11, will receive $5 in cash. – submitted •••

Veterans Day programs at local schools

ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake is honoring the men and women in the military on Veterans Day. The special program will begin at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Francis Songetay. There will be a reading of a letter from Sen. Herb Kohl and musical selections by the Turtle Lake High School band and the Cumberland singers/drum group. The ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence followed by taps by Al Young. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Nov. 11, anyone wearing red, white and blue to the

ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Falls Middle/High School will be hosting a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., in the high school gym to honor all current and past military that have or are protecting this country. They sincerely hope that many of you will be able to attend this celebration. The guest speaker for this year’s program is Ray Chaplinski, veteran. There will be a reception immediately following the program for all military in the media center. – submitted ••• FREDERIC – The Frederic American Legion, Post No. 249, will sponsor a Veterans

said the process took so long that at one point her husband worried he might not live to see the medal awarded. “He would say, ‘I wish my son would just give up,’” Carolyn Murgaw said. “He was tired, but he is so happy today.” The moment was special for the two Marine sergeants sent to award the

medal as well. “We don’t get the opportunity to do things like this all the time,” Borghese said, adding that soldiers like Murgaw Jr. paved the way for other Marines like him and Brochin. Murgaw Jr. said he was nervous at first, but thought the ceremony went

Day Program to honor all veterans and their families. The event will take place in the high school on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Pastor Maggie Isaacson from the North Valley Lutheran Church. All veterans, their families and all who are interested in patriotism should attend. – submitted ••• GRANTSBURG – Grantsburg School District will hold a Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The purpose of this event is to honor all veterans and current members of the armed services for their duty to this country and to recognize the significance of their contributions to the republic. From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., members of Grantsburg’s American Legion will be interacting with fourth- through sixth-grade students in classrooms at the middle school to discuss the importance of their service and what it means to be a veteran. The celebration will continue with an alldistrict assembly that will begin at 9:45 a.m., in the high school gymnasium. At the event, the Grantsburg High School band and choir will perform musical selections honoring the service of veterans and current members of the nation’s military. Grantsburg High School’s history club will host the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in a ceremony honoring military service. Legionnaire Mike Martin will deliver a keynote address upon the theme of the meaning of Veterans Day. This assembly is open to all veterans and members of the community. The event will conclude at approximately 10:30 a.m. – submitted ••• YELLOW LAKE – The 10th-annual Veterans and Patriotic Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. The parade lineup will begin at 10 a.m. at the Gandy Dancer Saloon, going to the 10th Hole, Ike Walton Lodge, Yellow Lake Lodge and Smitty’s. – submitted ••• LUCK – The Luck School will be presenting their Veterans Day program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. – submitted ••• WEBSTER – The Webster Middle and High School will hold their Veterans Day program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 8:45 a.m. for the middle school students and visitors; and 9:30 a.m. for the high school students and visitors. The Webster High School band will perform. Middle school students from Mr. Plath’s fifth grade and high school students will present speeches. The community is welcome to join the students and staff at Webster for their Veterans Day program on Friday. – submitted ••• BALSAM LAKE – The Unity High School will hold a Veterans Day program on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. The high school band and choir will perform. The public is invited to attend. – submitted ••• SIREN – A Veterans Day program is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m., in the Siren High School auditorium. The American Legion will post the flag and retire the colors. The VFW will present the Patriotic’s Pen writing contest winners. There will be several musical selections by the high school band. The Veterans Day speaker will be Rick “Abe" Abrahamzon. The public is welcome.

Murgaw/from page 1 years, mountains of paperwork and even one rejection before Murgaw III received notification that his father would be awarded the medal. “It took us about four years, but it finally happened. It finally got to us,” he said. Daniel Murgaw Jr.’s wife, Carolyn,

well. “I felt so good,” he said, describing the moment the medal was pinned on his chest. “I’m proud to have it, even though I had to wait awhile.”


Stars and Sharing the theme for Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

I don’t know when the fear first arises,

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. – The Lighting Festival committee announces the 2009 theme of Sharing Simple Pleasures Under the Stars. The whimsical wire star town ornament is now on sale for $8 from downtown stores and shops. Again this year, the committee invites town residents to do outdoor lighting for the holidays. Taylors Falls is called the Christmas Card Village, so outdoor lighting and decorating adds to that title. The first three residential winners will receive cash prizes. Commercial winners will be given a framed certificate. Winners will be announced on the town bulletin board and in the newspaper. Carrying out the theme, festival goers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the local food shelves. The festival schedule indicates the drop-off locations. Schedules are available at and will be in TF stores the second week in November. Bingo for cash will be Saturday, Nov. 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Community Center. This is just one of the many family events during the Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27, 28 and 29, Taylors Falls Lighting Festival. submitted

NARFE meets Nov. 12 LUCK - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1581 will hold a dinner meeting at noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Hog Wild restaurant on Luck’s Main Street. All active and retired federal employees are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 715-327-8658 by noon on Monday, Nov. 9. - submitted

and (I imagined) lighthearted reply. He never wrote back. More accurately, he disbut inevitably it comes. appeared completely. His profile was “What if I end up spending the rest of my promptly removed and I suspect he might life alone?” still be cowering in the safety of his tomato It does not matter if there are lots of plants. friends to shoo away this pesky phantom of I wondered if I was perhaps providing a living alone surrounded by empty cans of bit more information about my life than cat food. It does not even help substantially these gentlemen were looking for. I am one to go out and have a nice dinner with a of those people who, when asked “how are lovely stranger. The friends might be you?” will reply with the unexpurgated wrong. The lovely gentleman is just that— truth. This may be acceptable in some parts a stranger. of the world, but it is certainly not part of I realized that it may take a very long time midwestern culture. I also wondered what before I would encounter a likely romantic there was in my post to encourage farmers prospect walking down the street of the and cowboys. I fully expected my next corsmall Wisconsin town I call home. I am respondence to come from either a baker or fairly certain this individual will not be a Letters from a blacksmith. regular at either of my town’s local taverns. I concluded I was too forthcoming in my I decided that if I was serious about this correspondence. I suspected my cheery not-dying-alone business, I had better minibiographies were frightening off all my buckle down and get proactive. I decided to prospective butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. go online. I have decided to dial it back a bit, but to stay onMy initial forays into online dating were not enline and keep trying–even if it requires an ego adjustcouraging. Immediately after posting my profile, I heard from ment from time to time, even if it means a bit of a cowboy. He wore cowboy boots, a pearl-buttoned embarrassment. I really am not afraid of ending up shirt and a 10-gallon hat. He liked to chase storms alone surrounded by empty cans of cat food—my cat across the plains. After a bit of reflection, I decided Lucy only eats dry food and I rather enjoy my own that I had no problem with cowboy culture and he company. But, given a choice, I would like to share seemed rather adventurous. After numerous post- my time with someone who sees the world in a simponements, we finally secured a mutually satisfac- ilar way, someone who enjoys doing the things I do, tory day in which to share a glass of iced tea. At the someone who will laugh with me and occasionally bottom of the glass, he said it would be nice to get to- laugh at me. I figure the key is to find someone brave enough to gether again. I never heard from him again; he disappeared continue the conversation, but informed enough so without a trace. I decided this dating thing was that if they actually meet me, they might make it to a second glass of tea. harder on the ego than I had anticipated. I next received a nice note from a tomato farmer. Till next time, He looked charming sitting on his tractor and sent – Carrie me the link to his Web site which showed photos of his tidy tomato farm. I replied with a rather lengthy

Carrie Classon


A lucky day for a move LUCK - On Saturday morning, Oct. 31, Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity loaded up two trucks and a very large van with the contents of their office in Siren and moved into the office space next to Tomlinson Insurance on the north end of Main Street in Luck. The trucks were unloaded in short order, and the task of setting up the new office began. Soon a group of children came to the door dressed in costumes - Halloween trick-or-treaters were at the door. Soon another group came, and another. Habitat office manager Jackie Thorwick said, “It was great to meet so many of our new neighbors within a couple of hours of moving in! We hope more will stop in when they can.” On learning Habitat for Humanity had just moved into Luck, one woman asked if it was possible that she and her kids could be a Habitat family and said they lived with her parents in very crowded conditions. She plans to return to pick up an application. Another man said, “You’re Habitat? I’ll be back to help.”

Grandma’s car Part 1 by Carolyn Marquardt “I’m sorry, Sport. Rules are rules.” Officer Bob patted my hood. “Eighty thousand miles is the most I can drive you. I’ll miss you, old boy. We made a good team.” My antenna drooped as I said goodbye to Officer Bob. What will happen to me now? A strange man opened my door and plopped down on the driver’s seat. He weighed more than Officer Bob and my springs creaked in complaint. He turned the key and my engine roared to a start. “You sound good, Old Boy,” the man said as he patted my steering wheel.

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

It couldn’t have been a better welcome to the neighborhood. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, now serving all of Polk and Burnett counties, is nearly done with the two homes they have built this year, one in Amery, and one in Siren. Contact them to learn about Habitat or to volunteer to help at 715-472-6080 or email The new mailing address is PO Box 136, Luck, 54853. submitted Main Street trick-or-treaters greeted Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity the day they moved into their new office in Luck on Halloween morning. – Photo by Jackie Thorwick

Writer’s Corner We headed out of the station parking lot and, after a turn or two, entered the freeway ramp. As we headed onto the freeway, the driver patted my steering wheel again. “You speed up like a pup.” I blinked my lights with pride. Soon we arrived at another parking lot. A big one with lots of car just like me. Are we at a carnival? No. Looks more like the mall lot Officer Bob used to drive me through. “Just checking,” he’d say. But no, there were strange sounds coming from a huge building. “Going, going, gone!” What could that mean? Soon the man steered me into the building. A crowd of people stared at me as I crept toward a large platform. The driver got out, patted my fender, and handed my keys to a gruff-sounding lady on the platform. “What am I bid for this Crown Vic? Just arrived from the police station.

He’s a honey. Only nine months old!” “I hear 1,000. Do I hear two? 2,000, do I hear three?” Her voice was so loud I wished I still had my siren so I could drown her out. But early that morning, Jim, the repair man, had taken my siren off, and my lights. Then he unscrewed my police radio and my radar. That’s when Officer Bob came over to say goodbye. He looked sad to see me without my lights and siren. “Three, do I hear 4,000?” The lady kept yelling. But the crowd grew silent. Suddenly I noticed a gray-haired, old woman standing next to a handsome, young man. “Go for it, Mom,” I heard him say. “4,000,” the lady yelled. “Four, do I hear 5,000? 4,500? 4,250?” She paused for a long time. “Going … going … gone to ... the gray-haired, old lady.” The man got into the driver’s seat and the woman into the passenger seat. He turned the key in the lock and I roared to life. He put his foot on my accelerator and I leapt forward, just as I had for Officer Bob. “Wow, this car really moves, Mom!”

He was more careful the next time he touched my gas pedal. The man drove me out of the parking lot, back onto the freeway, and soon into a driveway in front of a big, brick house. They left me there all alone. I wished I were back at the police station with all my lights and siren. And my antenna drooped. I had a lot of learning to do at my new home. Some people called the old lady Mom and others called her Grandma. Since she had gray hair, I decided to call her Grandma. Life at Grandma’s was so boring my tailpipe sagged. Grandma drove me to the grocery store. She drove me to church. She drove me to school. And she drove so-o-o-o-o slow.

PoCo Penners The PoCo Penners meet the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. in the Conference room, next to the restroom, in the Justice Center in Balsam Lake. Contact Brenda Mayer at 715485-3571 or Iris Holm 715-294-3174 for more information.

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


Early days in Manderville (Aninonducagon – Balsam Lake) by Russ Hanson With the Polk County Board talking about selling the museum for $1 last month, I took one of those wet, dreary days to drive down there and look at it. One dollar fits my retirement budget, and I dreamed of having my own museum since I was a kid. Unfortunately for my dream, the board changed its mind and the museum will be open for at least another year. Since it was early in the day and still raining, I headed on south, wandering the backroads and enjoying the waterslicked, colorful fall leaves. Eventually I rambled into Hudson, where I stopped at the library. I found microfilms of one of the oldest newspapers around, the Hudson Journal. I spent several hours browsing the 1854 edition where I found some very early history of Balsam Lake in the issues of March through May of 1854. What follows comes directly from the old newspapers. “A new road has been opened from Osceola to (Maurice Mordecai) Samuel’s Shingle Mill, at Balsam Lake. This road is about eight miles nearer than the old one, via St. Croix Falls. It leads through a delightful country of land, which as a general thing, is moderately undulating, and timbered with an exuberant growth of heavy forest trees, with now and then a lake of clear water. This new road runs by the farm of Nelson McCarty, Esq. (Details of the McCarty farm are given in the rest of the newspaper article.)” “Manderville: This young and beautiful village on Balsam Lake in Polk County is attracting considerable attention. Quite a number of people have passed through this village (Hudson), the past week en route for that place. Yesterday we saw a gentleman from the place who informs us that Mr. M. M. Samuels, the proprietor of this village, has commenced a large hotel and the village is improving otherwise to a great extent. Next week we will take occasion to speak of this embryo city more in detail and give a synopsis of the country which surrounds it, as it was when we roamed amid the tall timber and waded the clear brooks of that wild country.“ “It is astonishing what a tide of immigration is flowing into every nook and corner of northwestern Wisconsin. Even the county of Polk—the land of pine trees, saw logs and water power, is rapidly settling with hardy and industrious immigrants. As a necessary consequence of the settlement of the country, villages and towns are springing into existence and speculations in town property are be-

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The original Wisconsin survey map of 1852 shows the shingle mill at Balsam Lake. The lake has the name Innenahinduc, one of the many spellings of the Indian name for the lake. – Photo submitted coming rife.” “Among the villages which are attracting attention in the county of Polk, none receive more favor or notice than the thriving little place, the name of which heads this article, Manderville, situated on Balsam Lake about 12 miles east of the village of St. Croix Falls, and 15 miles from Osceola on the river St. Croix. By the way, Osceola and St. Croix Falls had better look sharp, or in quarrelling over the home of a county seat, they may end up some fine morning finding that Manderville has run away with the bone, and is contentedly enjoying her good fortune. The proprietor M. M. Samuels Esq. has, we understand, a fine shingle mill in full operation at this point. Which cuts between 20,000 and 40,000 shingles every 24 hours, and is driven by one of the best water power systems in this section of the state or territory. And there is also in the course of erection a mill for sawing lumber. The surrounding country is of the finest description,and is very capable of sustaining a dense farming population. The lands are heavily timbered and well watered.” “Balsam Lake is a beautiful and very large sheet of water—filled with the finest pickerel, bass and other descriptions of fish. In the neighborhood are numerous trout streams, that abound

with the brook trout, the deer, elk, bear, ducks, geese, etc. are extremely plentiful. The lake is capable of extensive milling privileges. We understand it is the intention of Mr. Samuel to erect in the village of Manderville a large and commodious hotel and that he is negotiating with an accomplished landlord to take charge of the same when built. This establishment will be provided with every convenience that pleasure or the most refined taste can desire. There will be sailboats on the lake and also ready for visitors every variety of fishing tackle and hunting apparatus.” “This village will be one of the most pleasant resorts in the Northwest, and travelers who leave the sultry clime of the south to seek for pleasure in our Northern region will here be able to spend the hot months of the summer season in the most delightful manner. In addition to the advantages of this village as a summer retreat, we predict ere long that its water power and the rich surrounding country will make it one of the most prosperous inland towns in the Northwest. Success attends her future steps.” The newspapers probably have much more interesting tales, but I headed home for the day. I have the old book “Fifty Years in the Northwest” by W.H.C. Folsom, 1888. In it there is some

Lionesses hold Halloween Bingo party FREDERIC – The Frederic Lioness Club hosted a Halloween/Bingo party for the residents of Golden Oaks Apartments on Thursday evening, Oct. 29. Many Lioness members were in costume and caused a ruckus but lots of laughter for everyone. Bingo winners were given money and everyone went away a winner. Special entertainment was the hilarious guest appearance by “Dr. Ima Quack” who had many helpful medical hints for everyone. The good doctor informed everyone of specialty doctors in the area such as Dr. U. O. Abill, Dr. P. Inacup, Dr. Bonecracker, etc. Refreshments consisted of finger sandwiches, homemade spice bars, candy and coffee or punch. After the party the Lionesses held their monthly meeting and introduced their special guest Lioness Dorie Solum from Turtle Lake, who is the affiliate district area director. The club has set up a mitten/yarn tree at Bremer Bank as well as the U.S. Bank. Those of you who have been busy knitting and crocheting items for the tree can now bring them to either bank. Warm items for adults and children such as scarves, hats, mittens and gloves are needed and can be homemade or

bought. There is yarn at each bank that you can pick up and take home to make your specialty item or items and then bring them back. Times are tough for everyone, but always remember those who have less or nothing. There are drop-off boxes at both banks for Operation Christmas. Toys for children as well as gift items for adults are needed and they need to be unwrapped. You can drop them off at either bank. The club is presently putting together their yearly birthday/anniversary calendar. If you want to be listed on the calendar for 25 cents per name or if you would like to buy a calendar for $3.50, call Lioness Carol at 715-327-4271 or stop at Affordable Quality Appliances in downtown Frederic any day of the week. - submitted (L to R) Betty Fenton, new member and Lioness President Carol Thompson. As you can see, the Red Sisters are in desperate need of a good dentist. – Photo submitted

information about Balsam Lake too. “The town of Balsam Lake embraces township 34, range 17, and takes its name from a lake within its bounds. It has an undulating surface, covered with heavy oak, pine, and maple timber principally. Balsam Creek, the outlet of Balsam Lake, flows through it in a southerly direction, affording fine water powers. About one-sixth of the surface is covered with lakes. The largest of these, Balsam Lake, in the Native American language An-in-on-duc-a-gon, or evergreen place, gives name to the town. Deer, Long, Wild Goose and Mud lakes are fine bodies of water with bold, timbered shores, and abundance of fish. “The town is near the geographical center of the county. The first white man, prior to the organization of the town, to locate within its present bounds was a disreputable trader named Miller, who in 1848 built a shanty on Balsam Lake, from which he dispensed whiskey to the Native Americans. This man was not long afterward driven out of the country. (See history of St. Croix Falls.) The town was organized in 1869. The first board of supervisors consisted of Geo. P. Anderson, Wright Haskins and Joseph Loveless. The clerk was H. J. Fall; the treasurer, F. R. Loveless.” “The first school was taught by Jane Husband. Aaron M. Chase built a shingle mill at the outlet of Balsam Lake in 1850, and he seems to have been the first actual settler or the first man to make improvements. As he had neither oxen nor horses, the timbers for the mill were hauled by manpower with the aid of yokes and rope. Other persons came to the mill and lived there awhile, but the first permanent settlers came in 1856. They were J. Shepherd, Joseph Loveless, Joseph Ravett, and John M. Rogers. Mr. Rogers raised the first crops in the town; Joseph Ravett was the first postmaster. “The first marriage was that of J. K. Adams to Miss L. A. Millerman, by W. H. Skinner. The first child born was a daughter to R. S. Haskins. The first death, that of a child, occurred in 1870. A first-class flouring mill has been erected at the outlet of Balsam Lake. It is owned by Herman Corning; a sawmill is also in operation at this point. A Methodist church, 30x40-feet ground plan, was erected at Balsam Lake by the Methodist Society in 1886.”




I hope you dance

Behind the Signpost

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. (The last line says it all.) “Dear Bernice, “I’m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard admiring the garden without fussing with the weeds that are in the garden. I’m spending more time with my friends and family and less time working. “Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I’m trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them. “I’m not saving anything: we use our good china and crystal for every special event, such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped or the first Amaryllis blossom. “I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is that if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I’m not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for the clerks in the hardware store and the tellers at the bank. “'Someday' and ‘one of these days’ are losing their grip in my vocabulary. If it’s worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now. “I’m not sure what others would’ve done had they known they wouldn’t be here for the tomorrow we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was. I’m guessing, I’ll never know. “It’s those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn’t written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn’t tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly loved them. I’m trying very hard not to put off, hold back or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself that this day is special. “Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God. “If you received this, it is because someone cares for you. If you’re too busy to take the few minutes that it takes right now to forward this, would it be the first time you didn’t do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won’t be the last. “People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don’t need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there. “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.” (Note: You asked for it and here it is! Please cut it out this time if you want to keep it.)

Life’s little instruction book Calendar suggestions by H. Jackson Brown Jr. • Keep fire extinguishers in your kitchen and car. • Consider writing a living will. • Install dead-bolt locks on outside doors. • Don’t buy expensive wine, luggage or watches. • Put a lot of little marshmallows in your hot chocolate. • Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery. • Learn CPR. • Stop and read historical roadside markers. (Note: I just ripped off October’s page and here are November’s suggestions.) • Let people know what you stand for – and what you won’t stand for. • Don’t quit a job until you’ve lined up another. • Never snap your fingers to get someone’s attention. It’s rude. • No matter how dire the situation, keep your cool. • Find a good tailor. • Learn to handle a handsaw and a hammer. • Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home. Surprises October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I timed it just right for my annual mammogram. I was at the clinic to have – of all ridiculous things – my toenails clipped. I can bend down to my feet OK, or I can put my foot in my lap, but I don’t have a decent pruning shears. The doctor says, “I can’t cut your nails if you curl your toes.” My toenails don’t like being pruned, so they try to get away. While at the registration desk, I apologized for forgetting my mammogram earlier in the month. It was scheduled on a Monday and on Mondays I have one thing on my mind. Leader copy: Lewis news, my column, Do You Remember (old-time news brought to you by Olsen Drug Store, Siren) and perhaps coming events. Sometimes I play Scrabble that day. So you can see how I’d forget anything else. I was very lucky and could reschedule my mammogram appointment at the hospital that very morning. I hit it just right, as it was a gift day: a beautiful long-stemmed pink rose, a pink pen, a pink emery board, a pink 2010 date book, candy, etc. The flower was provided by the flower shop in Grantsburg – very lovely, opened up and lasted. They even forgave me for forgetting my first appointment. Isn’t there a poem about “life has loveliness to spare” and we are pleasantly surprised. Another surprise was a gracious thank-you note from the Syren Garden Club in response to an item I had written about a rest stop on the Gandy Dancer Trail, Siren. It’s an inviting place to stop and enjoy a sack lunch. We have been sitting there and seen friends and they have stopped, too, to chat and eat. In today’s busy world we need restful, pleasant places to bide awhile. It’s not a drive-by, but a place to stop, on the edge of mainstream, but a quiet haven. So a thank-you was unexpected, but very nice. Until next week, Bernice

Annual Halloween party at West Denmark Hall

Over 40 Luck Girl Scouts from grades K-9 attended their annual Halloween party at West Denmark Hall on Friday, Oct. 30. Girls played games, enjoyed ghoulish eats, had their fortunes told, went through a spooky lab, and had a spookyful good time. Gratitude is extended to Barb Dinnies for all of her hard work and time that goes into this party. – Photo submitted

Do you remember ? Compiled by Bernice Abrahamzon

50 Years Ago Arvid Anderson, Frederic, had a hobby shop with model planes, model ships, automotive kits and model railroads.-Suggs’ Lodge Resort, east of Danbury, would be open for the fall and winter months to accommodate hunters and ice fishermen.-A wedding dance was held Oct. 24, at Indian Creek Hall, given by Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hanson (Carol Sutherland) with music by the Swingsters.-A Tacky Dance was given on Oct. 30 at Joe’s Crossroads, Siren, sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary.-“South Pacific” was playing at the St. Croix Falls Theatre.-“The Legend of Tom Dooley” was playing at the D’Lux Theatre, Luck.- Auctions were held by the following: Harry Lindell, west of Luck; Walter Diegre, east of Grantsburg; George Phillips, east of Osceola; Harry Weise at his Almena farm; and Raymond (Bob) Johnson, south of Grantsburg.-The proposed Frederic budget was down $5,581.13.-The Polk County 4-H leader banquet was held Nov. 5, at Farmington.The new educational unit at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Frederic, was consecrated Oct. 25, 1959.Rainfall for 1959 totalled 30.27 inches (4.20 over normal).-Six Polk County men were inducted, including Richard Coen, Amery; M. Thomas Clark, Comstock; Roger Hanson, Comstock; Ralph Hawkins, Clear Lake; Ralph Knapp, Centuria; Curtis Wassberg, Balsam Lake.-The annual venison feed was set for the Cushing Hall on Nov. 7, with a 75cent charge. Prizes were given away, too.

40 Years Ago

“Doctor Zhivago” was playing at the Auditorium Theatre, St. Croix Falls.-The Frederic School accepted the gift of the Granseen Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $10,000, given by pioneer residents of the Frederic community.-Elmer Taylor, rural Frederic, was available to plow driveways.The Frederic Farmers Co-op Exchange was nearing the 50-year mark in history.-John Ott, Cushing, advertised Skiroule snowmobiles.-Flying Mallard Taxidermy Studio, Osceola, did deer-head mounts, also birds, fish, rugs.-The Cancer Crusade was over the top in Burnett County.-Laura Anderson, 79, of Grantsburg passed away.-New employees at Leader plant enlarged the staff, included Dianne Utley and Wayne Lundeen, bringing the staff to 16 regular employees, plus news correspondents and part-time emergency help.-Contributions were still needed for the United Fund of West Sweden.-Specials at Route’s Supermarket, Frederic included pork roast at 53¢/lb., white grapefruit at 10 for 59¢, popcorn at 49¢ for a 4-lb. bag and Little Sizzlers at 55¢/lb.-Specials at the Frederic Co-op Store included oranges at 79¢ for three dozen, cabbage at 19¢ each, Connell red apples at 89¢ for 6-lb. Bag and powdered sugar at $1 for three 2-lb. bags.-A Garden Club party was planned at the D’Jock home.-The mounted head of an albino buck was on display at Spooner.

20 Years Ago

Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic began its Pony Express campaign.-The Frederic Scholarship Foundation planned a fundrasing effort.-Polk County’s assets totaled $27 million at end of 1988.Exploring the Challenges of Aging was a column sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Nursing Homes.-Polk County Recycling Week was held in early October.-Christy Bubotz Viltz, home economist in Burnett County, won a national award.Major charges were suggested for Burnett County airport.–Burnett County highway spending will fall, but tank rules will hike levy.-A $100 reward was offered for positive identification of a low-flying red and white 172 Cessna airplane flying over Big Yellow Lake at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.-Eye-to-eye focused on Doris Emery, director at the St. Croix Tribal Health Department at Hertel.Burnett County had two new secretaries: Bev Lund and Lynn Anderson.-The Jackson Fire Department received $1,000.-The Atlas General Store reopened in October.-Cushing firefighters were called to the Buz Swerkstrom residence when a lightbulb caused insulation on a pipe to burn and fill the house with smoke.-Marla Ackerley was in the Navy in Italy.Obituaries included August Kiekhoefer Sr. and Virgil Rassett.-Ballroom dancing was offered at Frederic.



866-4334 Thirteen red-hatted ladies from the Ravishing Rubies Red Hat Society met for lunch on Tuesday at Yellow Lake Lodge. After their red hat song was sung, birthday wishes were given and the “Happy Birthday” song was sung to Mary Poretti, Jane Tomnitz and Lucy Hansen in honor of their October birthdays. Throughout the meal, jokes and stories were told by Marlene Kufalk, Elva Hughes, Janet Snelson and even a couple by their Queen Mother, Mary Martin. One thought for the day was, “Retirement is the time of life when you can stop lying about your age and start lying about the house.” Jeannie Wagner was the winner of the door prize. Their next luncheon will be held at noon at the Roadhouse, north of Siren. Margel Ruck, Jim and Helen Gatten, and Jim and Mary Bies were among the group that attended the Super Adults luncheon at the Clover Community Church on Tuesday. Following the very interesting special feature of a Civil War Era re-enactment by Bruce Nelson, Earl Johnson of Hinckley, Minn., provided special music and Pastor Dan Fritch provided a time of devotions. Nine ladies played Dime Bingo on Wednesday afternoon and had a great time in addition to enjoying the refreshments furnished by Gladys Beers. It was nice to have Ruth Jerome join the group and we hope she will be back again. Attendance was down Thursday evening but Dave Wardean, Ken Hayes, Pat O’Brien, Harold Peterson and Earl Boelter had a great time playing pool while Jane Wardean, Gladys Beers, Bernie Boelter and I played

320-242-3933 First of all, a big thank-you is in order to those people who held two get-togethers on Oct. 24. The Elliotts held a pig roast at the Hay Creek Outpost in the afternoon and evening. This was an enjoyable and fun-filled day enjoyed by all of us out here. The event was also a celebration of Julie Elliott Vanesse’s 40th birthday. That night, the third-annual Wilma Fest was held at the Duxbury Town Hall. Thanks to the organizers for planning such a warm and cozy party. A great potluck meal with lots of visiting, great prizes and background music was enjoyed by all. The East Pine County Wanderers met last week. President Fran Levings reported on two meetings she had attended regarding health-care plans for Minnesota. Julie For-

Webster Senior Center golf cards. Gladys had four corners four times during the evening while Bernie did it twice by giving us all 20 extra points to our scores. It was quite a night. Twenty-three diners showed up for the Halloween party at the center on Friday during lunch. Nicky kindly served a meat substitute for those that didn’t want the bloodless liver with odiferous and onions meal. The possessed potatoes, squishy squash and wicked witch dessert was very tasty. It was great to have Annabelle Pearson, Effie Wester, Edna Schroeder, Eunice Tollander and Berenice Quernemoen join in on the festivities. There was a lot of fun and frivolity going on with someone clowning around Glenda the Good Witch, the illegal alien with a green card and the Green Bay Packer fan. Nicky also generously served a meal to the vagabond traveling south from Superior who hadn’t had a meal in three days. What a day! She provided birthday cake for Mary Poretti who was celebrating an October birthday. Winners of the costume contest were Gene Johnson and Mary Martin. Over 650 children and parents attended the Webster Lioness Club’s annual Halloween party at the community center on Saturday. The sloppy joe sandwiches were prepared and served by Carl and Gail Nordquist and the Lioness Club is very grateful to them for all of their hard and dedicated work. Other helpers were Margel Ruck, who dressed in her witch’s costume and served the witch’s brew, Marcy Kasper who did face painting, and Dru Heier, Laura Prey, Joyce Kyle, and a few other unnamed helpers.

Over 200 more attended this year’s party than last year’s and the Lioness Club is grateful for all the volunteers that helped and for the donations that make this party a success. With the recent donation to the Lioness Club given by the Alyce Foote family in her memory, a new prelighted Christmas tree will be purchased, a new Lioness display case made for the community center, and a scholarship will be given in her name to a graduating Webster High School senior in 2010. Mandy and Eric Lewis of Bloomington, Minn., and children Adam, EJ, Alyssa and Grace Mary were dinner guests of her grandmother, Mary Heier, on Sunday. Also attending were Dru Heier and his friend Laura Prey of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. Congratulations to Dru who will be starting his new job with Northwest Passage this week. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. is the date of our next Dining at Five evening meal and Nicky will be serving a roast beef dinner. Call her at 715-866-5300 to make your reservation now. She also will have some homemade goodies to give away as door prizes. What a deal for only five bucks. Gratitude is extended to Sandy Wohlitz for her donation of Halloween candy. Our prayers and get-well wishes continue to go out to Bob Gleason, Mike Ungar, Betty Prinz, Marlene Halonie, Betty Marlowe who is recovering from a broken hip, and Carol Kissinger who is recovering from a shoulder injury and hip replacement. Our sympathy and prayers also go out to the family of Paul Johnson of Danbury in his recent passing. This past week the missing body of a

Cloverton-Markville nengo attended the meeting to gather some information for a course she is taking. Mert and Gordy Peschong brought the door prize and birthday cake. Dave Baker won the gift of money and Jerry Blokzyl was the only birthday person for October. The monthly business meeting of the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department was attended by Al Wolf, Mel Elliott, Dave Baker, Paul Fornengo, Don Mishler and Joe Vink. Fire Chief Mike McCullen reported on purchases made and certification renewal training for first responders and plans were set up for the fundraiser/drawing set for Nov. 14, at the Duxbury Store. Treasurer Patrice Winfield gave the monthly money report. You may have seen Julie and Dave Fornengo horseback riding this fall. This is a two-

to three-times-per-week activity for the two of them. They do most of their riding on the various trails in the forest around Arna Township. The length of the rides vary from anywhere between one and four hours. The three Fornengo horses are named Lacey, Lulu and Lenny. Julie grew up on a farm out of Hinckley and has been riding horses since childhood. Another part of Julie’s life that takes a lot of her time and energy these days is that she is concluding a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, Minn. She, like Vicki Elliott, is taking her coursework online. After a medical appointment for Marlene Mishler in Duluth last week, she and Don did some shopping and ate at Arby’s in Superior

Siren Senior Center Several years ago, Nona Severson donated at least a dozen dishtowels to our center, which we treasured, and used while cleaning up the few dishes after our card playing. Alas, while cleaning up the other day, we realized that they all have disappeared. So my request for this week is, if you have a used dishtowel in pretty good shape, could you donate it to the center so we have something suitable to dry our dishes with? OK, some of you are saying, they have a dishwasher – use that. We don’t want to waste all of that hot water on a few plates so we faithfully wash and dry them by hand. So would really appreciate a few used donations. My Halloweens have been a bit dull since moving to Wisconsin 20 years ago, being that I was out in the woods, and now in an apartment, the kids haven’t been stopping by to add to their stash of candy. This year, however, the tenants at Lilac Grove Apartments decided to have a potluck Halloween party and our Millie Hartshorn came dressed as a w i t c h . This 96-year-old looked so cute I decided that she should go out trick-or-treating, which we did. I did the driving, she did the knocking and ringing doorbells and I also got to share the goodies with her. I guess you might say

349-2964 How many of you out there forgot to turn your clocks back before you went to bed Saturday night? Daylight saving time started early Sunday morning. The only clock with the right time on it in bear country was the one on my computer. Sure wish they would have it one way or the other, as it really messes up one’s sleeping routine for about a week. We need to follow the animals’ way of thinking, when it is light out you are up and about, when it is dark you simply bed down and rest. Seems like a much simpler way of

Millie Hartshorn greeted the headless horseman (June Buchanan’s grandson) when he came to visit the tenants of Lilac Grove Apartments in Siren on Halloween. - Special photo

we really are in our second childhood. In spite of the weather we had a lot of folks coming through our door this week at the center. Our Cribbage games have been a little scarce of players, but we had 33 playing 500 on Wednesday and 23 for Spades on Friday. CeCe helped all of the home-delivery people and diners on Friday celebrate Halloween by making individual treat bags, which she sent out with the drivers and handed out to the diners. Her gratitude to the Covenant Church for the donations given to the center, which she included among other treats that she made or purchased with her own funds. This Thursday, Nov. 5, the Dining at Five dinner will be served so if you haven’t called and made a reservation this is your last chance. The menu this month is meat loaf, baked potatoes, vegetable, salad bar and cherry cheesecake for dessert. Our Feet First lady will be at the center on Monday, Nov. 16. The sign-up sheet for this is out and there are still some openings. Remember the monthly senior meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17. I imagine that finishing touches will be planned for the American Legion ham dinner, which will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at Yourchuck’s Event Center on Crooked Lake. A lot of volunteers will

Siren looking at things to me. Last Sunday dinner visitors at the home of Art and Bev Beckmark were Harold and Virginia Larson of Webster. Several of the Daniels Township voting workers spent several hours on Wednesday, Oct. 28, up at the Burnett County Courthouse for classes on updates of voting regulations. Congratulations to elementary student Rylee O’Brien, middle-schooler Steven Chavarria and high-schooler Hans Dahlberg for being chosen Siren School’s students of

the week. Most of the Siren Methodist Church members stayed after services Sunday to enjoy a potato bake put on by the church youth group. Sympathy to the family of Dick Macho who passed away Halloween night. Sympathy to the family of Edna Richison who passed away last week. Don’t forget this Saturday, Nov. 7, the Siren Methodist Church ladies will be having their annual craft/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Mary Martin kayaker was found in Lake Superior. In November of 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sank in the cold waters of Lake Superior during a fierce storm. Only a week before the tragedy, the ship’s chief steward, Robert Rafferty, had written to his wife, “I may be home by Nov. 8. However, nothing is ever sure.” The prophetic irony of his words was noted in a newspaper article listing the 29 crew members who also perished in the disaster. The drowned kayaker never thought at the beginning of the day that he started out that it would be his last day alive. Not a day passes without a reminder that our earthly life can end at any moment. All we need to do is read the obituary columns in the newspapers. One message comes through loud and clear: We’re here today, but we may be gone tomorrow! Is our only certainty, then, the sobering prospect that at any moment we may be thrust into eternity? No! Christ is the anchor of the soul. He paid the penalty for our sins on the cross. If we admit our guilt before God, we will receive forgiveness and eternal life by trusting him. He has promised to remain with us, even in the hour of death. It’s never too soon to accept Christ, but at any moment it could be too late. “Life is uncertain, death is sure, sin is the cause, Christ is the cure!” – Anon. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” – James 4:14. See you at the center.

Fran Levings before returning home. Cheryl and Gene Wickham enjoyed a nice visit with daughter Diane and husband Brent, Rosemount, when they brought granddaughter Bailey, 6, up for the weekend recently. Bailey really likes to play the Wii game on the computer when she’s up here. John Fornengo moved his firewood to a dry place, and speaking of firewood, Dave Fornengo, Arna and Dave Baker are busily getting their wood put up for the winter. Patty Koehler is feeling really good these days about finally having time to get back to weaving. The loom is up and running. Bake and craft sale is Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Northland Community Center. Let’s go shopping wherever you are.

Barb Munger be needed so please come and offer your services. Winners at 500 this week were: Dale Sicord, Darleen Groves, Anke Olesen, Flo Antiel, Roger Greeley and Arvid Pearson. Spade winners were Anke Olesen, Candace Doriott, Sue Newberger, Nona Severson and Flo Antiel. Dime Bingo is played every Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m., Cribbage Wednesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., 500 Wednesday and Spades on Friday also beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. Our gratitude for all of the donations this week which were, rutabagas and carrots from Nancy Jensen, Kathy Drinkard from the Siren Covenant Church for baked goods, cookies from Madden's Steakhouse and Hubbard squash from Walter Alling. We do appreciate all of these folks that are sharing with our seniors. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The nutrition dinner is served at 11:30 a.m., which only costs $3.50 per person. For reservations please call a day in advance to 715349-2845. See you at the center.

Bev Beckmark with lots of crafts and baked goods. The United Methodist men’s group will be serving brats, hot dogs and pop for those who wish to enjoy a lunch while you shop. Watch the papers as the annual craft/bazaars are coming into full swing. This would be a great way to pick up some Christmas gifts, some that have a lot of love made into them. There are a great bunch of crafters out there, plus you can’t beat homemade gifts.


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hi, everybody! Blacky here from Humane Society of Burnett County. I finally got out of the house and went to pay my shelter pals a visit last Friday. I missed them, and I was excited to meet the new pups who, if you recall, are all named after the characters in "The Jetsons" cartoon. They don't look like they're from outer space, but instead are chubby and cute and have needles for teeth and claws! It was a nice day out, but really windy, and they were all out getting some fresh air and sunshine in one of the shelter's outside kennels. I was just coming back from taking a walk with my black Lab friend, Jonas, when a giant gust of wind blew and picked that kennel up and tossed it clean across the shelter yard! I couldn't believe my eyes, and I guess neither could the pups. I don't know if they were scared or just excited to be free, but it was a miniature stampede of stubby little legs back to the shelter door to be let in. They sure are cute, but after watching their "house" blow away, I wonder if maybe we shouldn't have named them Dorothy, Toto, Henry, Em, etc. Kidding aside, no one got hurt, and their kennel is now firmly staked into the ground, so there shouldn't be any more windy adventures. I watched as the kennel manager was getting the puppies' inside abode all fixed up for the day, and he asked me to mention that we could use your old newspapers to line their kennels. We go through a lot. Eight puppies are virtual you-know-what factories, so if you've got a stockpile of old news, please bring it in. I even saw my own picture on the floor! You can read me, and then I can still be useful as a liner! Don't forget we've also got Henrietta's pups that will be coming to the shelter soon, as well. They are doing well in foster care and will soon be big and healthy enough to be ready for adoption. Henrietta had to have her pups by C-section and also didn't have enough milk for all of them, so they had to be bottle fed. Henrietta's surgery was paid for by the money in Star's Fund. That's the shelter's fund for animals that need medical care above and beyond the usual that they receive when they arrive.

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Henrietta's operation depleted just about all of the funds in Star's Fund, so I'm asking for your monetary donations to help build it back up again. If you'd like to contribute, you can mail your check made out to Star's Fund to the shelter at HSBC, 7347 Midtown Rd., Siren, WI 54872. Your donations are tax deductible, and you'd help to ensure that the next homeless animal with extraordinary medical needs can

about some soup bones for my furry pals? A dog's gotta chew, you know, and we really need some hard bones or toys! For it being November, the days have still been nice out for playing and walking. I've done a lot of both, and I've thought about how my eldest brother, who passed this spring, used to shuffle through the leaves on the trails we'd walk. I still miss him a lot - he was a mellow old guy. It later dawned on me that November is Adopt a Senior Dog month, and so I thought I would say a few words about some of the perks of adopting an older dog. For starters, they are genuinely appreciative of having a place to call home. Mostly, they are low maintenance as you don't have to go through the rigors of training and such; they are already their own dog and comfortable in their own fur! Puppies are cute and all, but they're a lot of work and take a lot of extra attention. A senior dog isn't going to shred your shoes or be roaring around your house like a whirling dervish; he just wants wants your companionship and love. Belieive me, I know it's hard when they go, but the satisfaction of knowing you gave an older dog a happy existence in his later years is rewarding and worthwhile. Don't tell anyone, because I don't think he knows, but my brother is going to be 9 years old himself this month. He's getting up there in years, too, and I think he's turning soft. Today on our walk, he came upon a chickadee on the road that couldn't fly, and he nudged and nosed him off the road and into the safety of the grass. And he's supposed to be my tree-rat chasing partner! I acted like I didn't see anything so he wouldn't have to make up any excuses, and we continued on home. I'm walked, I'm fed, I've twirled all my sticks, and I've given you the news. I'm a tired boy in need of a nap. I'm just tired - it doesn't mean I'm getting older, OK? Take care, everyone, and I'll see you here next week! HSBC is saving lives, one at a time., 715-866-4096

be treated. On to the newcomers, I have two to tell you about this week. Darby is a large collie mix, black and white, who came in as a stray. His tags say he's from St. Francis, but the shelter has reached a dead end in trying to contact his owners. He is maybe around 6 or 7 years old, he's got long hair, and he's got the biggest, most bushy tail I think I've ever seen. I have tail envy! The other newcomer isn't really new, but is making a return appearance. Tinkerbelle is a cat that spent nearly a year with us at the shelter and was finally adopted, but now she's been returned because her owners are moving and can't take her with them. Her people did the right thing in bringing her back, but I'm certain she isn't too keen on being uprooted. I hope Tinkerbelle doesn't have to wait a long time to resume having a normal life in a regular home. She's a super-nice cat. I've got a few items on my shelter wish list this week, and I'll begin with the fun ones: food! I've never tried kitten food, but I'm sure it's probably good as long as it didn't taste like brussels sprouts. In any case, we need some. By the way, thanks to our friend, Jim, for the big delivery of puppy food - it won't go to waste! Also, we still are in need of hard stuff for the dogs to chew on, so instead of asking for hard toys, how

Lewis A hunters stew will be served by the men at the Lewis church this coming Friday, Nov. 6, from 4 – 6 p.m. It is open to the public. Freewill donation. Welcome. A memorial service will be held for Kay Kettula, one of the twin daughters of Ruby and Hugo Kettula, on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. Pastor Tom Cook presently serves the Lewis church. Steve Ward has been invited to speak at the service. Food will be brought in from Turtle Lake already cooked and ready to be served by the UMW. Sympathy is extended to the family. Both Hugo and Ruby have been involved with local politics for many years. LaVerne Leep returned home last week from a visit at the home of Ron and Diane Ackland in Hutchinson, Minn. LaVerne house sat and tended the dog and cat while the Acklands went on vacation to Brandson, Mo., for a few days. LaVerne visited with other family members there, too. A jam session is set for 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Lewis church. Busy weekend with hunters stew on Friday, memorial service

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on Saturday afternoon, jam session Saturday night and church on Sunday morning. Nov. 1 was Communion Sunday at the Lewis church. Bob and Marie Nelson served goodies after the services. It was All Saints Day and candles were lighted for about 45 remembered loved ones through the years. Some were quite recent. Marlene Nelson helped Pastor Cook with the service. Volunteers lingered after the church service and helped remove Halloween decorations and prepare for Thanksgiving month. The NW Regional Writers will meet in the Community Room, Sunrise Apartments. The assignment is to twitter a short message in about 165 characters. Plans will probably be made for the Christmas party. No, your Lewis correspondent has not moved to the community of Orange. This week I hope to be back in Lewis. Did you find me last week? Bryn and Riley Anderson, Shannon and Allie Webster and Sheila Staples recently went to the Ordway Theater, St. Paul, Minn., to see the musical production of “Little House on the Prairie.”

Wednesday evening the Webster and Imhoff families gathered at the home of Sheila Staples for their annual pumpkin carving. The Imhoff family hosted a Halloween party on Saturday. Guests were Bryn and Riley Anderson, Rick Abrahamzon, Sheila Staples, Deanna and boys from Wausau, the Webster and Koball families. Suzanne Imhoff provided many games and crafts for the children’s entertainment.

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We are finally back on regular time. Gets darker at night much earlier. We are still pulling carrots from the garden but suppose one of these days, with falling temperatures predicted, we’ll have to pull all of them. My sons are filling the silo and I am always grateful when that is done. I ripped off the October page of our calendar and of course it had a list of good ideas to be reviewed.

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Harmony HCE met last Tuesday at Cedarwood Manor with Fran Krause and May Kopecky as hosts. Fran attended the Webster choir concert last Monday at the Webster High School. On Thursday Fran went to the fall dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church. Saturday she attended the Webster football game in which Webster lost. The Mark Krause family went to the Webster cross-county meet over the weekend at Wisconsin Rapids. Webster came in fourth. Kent Krause and Wilkie Peterson went to the Packer - Viking game on Sunday. John and Reeny Neinstadt spent Thursday through Saturday at daughter Sandy’s in Cadott. Mike and LaVonne O’Brien attended the fall choir concert in Frederic last Monday. Tuesday LaVonne attended the Harmony HCE meeting. Teresa and Dave Childers spent the weekend with Jack and LaVonne O’Brien. Saturday evening they had dinner at the Pour House.

Academic news MENOMONIE – The following students from the region are currently employed through the Cooperative Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Approximately 750 students participate annually in the university’s Cooperative Education Program that integrates college studies with work experience in industry, business, government or public service, according to Career Services Director Amy Lane. Amery Mathew A. Tryggestad, golf enterprise management, outside service assistant, Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge, Mont. - submitted ••• EAU CLAIRE - Sixty-three students attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have received Freshman Honor scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year. The Freshman Honor Scholarship list and eligibility criteria, as well as other listings of UW-Eau Claire student honors and awards, can be found online at Luck Megan Panek, Luck High School. - submitted •••

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EAU CLAIRE — UW-Eau Claire senior Kaysee Schmidt of Balsam Lake will play “Betty” in UW-EC’s department of music and theater’s production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner.” The play will open at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, Nov. 5 - 7 and 11-14, in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A matinee performance will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. - from UW-EC

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Frederic Senior Center Spades was played on Monday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m., with the following winners: Margaret Vlick in first place, Eleanore Bonneville in second place, Liz Ruhn in third place and Sonja Java in fourth place. Whist or cards were played on Tuesday. Wednesday our Pokeno group as always gathered for fun all around. Card players joined them for refreshments. Our morning coffee table gets bigger and the pool players keep the mornings at the

center busy. Coffee is always enjoyed by drop-ins. Thursday 500 cards was played at 6:30 p.m., with the following winners: Arnie Borchert in first place, Rich Hustad in second place, Phyllis Peterson in third place and Carl Link in fourth place. Friday was the executive meeting at 9:30 a.m., and Pokeno was played at 1 p.m. Cards were also played and an enjoyable coffee time together.


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white and gray and Simone, black and white with ice-blue eyes, are all looking for homes. Meisha and Jetta are new additions to the dog adoption kennel. They are both well-behaved mature, spayed females at ages 8 and 7 respectively. Meisha is a red Labrador Retriever. She knows a number of commands and loves attention. Jetta is a purebred Australian shepherd, black and tan. She is extra sweet and is used to living indoors. She is good with kids and cats. Freckles and Dallas are yellow Lab mix males. Freckles is a neutered red heeleryellow Lab mix with a docked tail. He is quick and friendly; handsome too. Dallas is a 2-year-old male. He has substance and character in his eyes. Dallas loves to play and take long walks in the woods. Brody is a 5-year-old neutered, black toy poodle. Brody is gentle and kind. He is looking for a quiet home with a soft sofa and evening treats. We are here to tell their stories and sing their praises while promoting responsible pet care in new homes. Adopt your next pet from a shelter. You’ll be glad you did. Arnell Memorial Humane Society, 185 Griffin St. E, Amery, 715-268-7387 or online:

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468-2940 Sympathy is extended to the family of Edna Richison who passed away Wednesday. She was 73. Gerry and Donna Hines had lunch with Inez and Arvid Pearson recently. Lida Nordquist visited her sister-in-law, Bunny Johnson, in the Twin Cities Wednesday night and Thursday. Donna Hines called on Marlene and Bruce Swearingen Thursday. Sue and Roger Mroszak went to Brainerd, Minn., Thursday and stayed with Chuck and

Turning old phone books into bathroom tissue Is your “phone book drawer” getting a little cramped? You can recycle your old copies through curbside recycling, or at one of 15 residential drop-off boxes located throughout Washburn and Burnett counties. I recently learned that the paper in phone books is made from recycled paper waste and wood fiber waste such as sawdust and wood chips that would otherwise go unused. Phone directories are the very least of paper-waste sources and comprise only three-tenths of 1 percent of discarded waste, according to the EPA. The highest amount of paper and paperboard

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Marie Jorgenson. Other friends came too, and they all enjoyed a time of visiting and playing cards. Roger and Sue came home Saturday. Gerry and Donna Hines visited John and Diana Mangelsen Friday. Saturday visitors of Karen and Hank Mangelsen were April, Dave, Patty and Mandy Close. Nina and Lawrence Hines went to the Twin Cities Saturday to visit relatives. They especially enjoyed seeing great-grandchildren,

Aubrey and Ashley Harrison and Joshua Kukowski in their Halloween costumes. Saturday evening visitors of Ronda and Maynard Mangelsen were Carl and Cheryl Mangelsen, Ken and Tyann Otis, Hank and Karen Mangelsen and several trick-ortreaters. Ken’s birthday was celebrated. Don and Lida Nordquist were supper guests of Donna and Gerry Hines Sunday. Sunday supper guests of Karen and Hank Mangelsen were Wayne and Marie Romsos, and Bob and Pam Bentz.

discarded into our landfills annually is, by far, corrugated cardboard boxes- at a little over 30 million tons annually. The next-highest group of discarded paper products is newspapers at around 12 million tons. After you recycle your phone books, they are turned into useful products such as insulation, roofing shingles, animal bedding, bathroom tissue, cereal and cracker boxes, and of course-new phone books! If you prefer to request not to receive a new

phone book, most companies will happily comply by offering electronic alternatives. Also, most large companies do not use elemental chlorine bleach in their production process, and only use inks that contain soy oils, which are friendlier to the environment. According to the EPA, more than 7,000 communities have instituted payas-you-throw programs where citizens pay for each can or bag of trash they set out for disposal rather than through the tax base or a flat fee. When these households reduce waste at the source, they dispose of less trash and pay lower trash bills; what are your thoughts on this type of collection? Is it a program you see working here in NW Wisconsin? E-mail me and let me know how you feel about Pay As You Throw. If you have any questions on where,

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Sheldon A. Olesen, DDS • Timothy W. Johnson, DDS 24164 State Road 35, Siren, Wis., 715-349-2297

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Tooth decay is the most chronic disease in children in the United States. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infection that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning. It is recommended that your child by examined by your dentist between the ages of six to 12 months of age. We would like to be part of your child’s dental health care. 483306 Call for an appointment for your child today. 35Ltfc


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Washkuhn/Bracamonte Steven and Wanda Washkuhn of Webster and Susan Washkuhn of Spooner announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie L. Washkuhn to Eduardo J. Bracamonte Jr., son of Eduardo and Cheryl Bracamonte of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Mark and Cheryl Trauba of Big Lake, Minn. The wedding is scheduled for July of 2010. – submitted how, what and when to recycle in Burnett and Washburn counties please contact Jen at the recycling office located in Spooner at 715-635-2197, or e-mail her at Fifteen sites, including five full-service sites are located throughout the two-county region for your convenience. The full-service sites accept items such as fluorescent bulbs, tires, appliances and regular recycling items, as well as special items such as tennis shoes and plastic garden pots and trays marked with either a 2 or a 5 (these special items, pots and trays are not collected in the green drop-off box, but in large wheeled black carts located at these five full-service sites).


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CEMETERY MEMORIALS BY JANELL ENTERPRISES Harley - Sharon Prell, Owners 1230 Jeffery Blvd., Box 967 Cumberland, WI 54829 Since 1977

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Refreshments Served Wool mittens; hats; knitted gifts; lotions & soaps; birdhouses; candles; soup & bread mixes; gift baskets; local maple syrup & honey; stocking stuffers & assorted crafts.

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Trade and Consumer Protection every other year. Violators may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than nine months or both. We will keep you updated on the passage of this bill. We are crossing our toes. A large number of Arnell dogs and cats found homes last week. Cats: Ava, Carson, Frankie, Kaluha, Mia, Redford and Walter, and dogs: Darla, Jingles, Ruger, Sunday and Tucker, all found homes. Their departures made room for new arrivals with similar stories. The cat room has a few longtime residents still looking for a place of their own. Shadow, declawed and neutered, and Macaroni, neutered male, medium hair, orange tabby, have been waiting their turn for two months. Sammy and Skip, buff tabby brothers, Henderson, a mitted black-and-white tuxedo kitten, Rachel, mitted light-gray tabby, Helen,

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Chewy came to the shelter when he lost his home to foreclosure. He is a 2-year-old yellow Lab mix, neutered male with a sensitive side. Chewy has respect for his human companions and wants to be sure he is on good terms with them. He will use his dashing good looks to win a head rub and his playful “Let’s play ball” antics to entice you to join in the fun. Chewy will make a great family dog. After a unanimous 96-0 vote in favor of SB-208/AB-250, the Commercial Dog Breeder Licensure Bill was sent to the Joint finance committee on Oct. 28. Once again, the “puppy mill bill” received unanimous support and was sent to the full Senate for a vote on Nov. 5. If this bill becomes law, it will be a huge success for animal welfare in Wisconsin. Anyone caring for more than 25 dogs, including humane societies, will be required to purchase a license and undergo inspection by the Department of Agriculture,


Mystery dinner theater set for Nov. 5 - 7 at Voyager Village VOYAGER VILLAGE - So you’ve watched a lot of detective shows and you always knew who the killer was. Well, here’s your chance to try out your sleuthing abilities this fall. Village Players Community Theatre and Voyager Village Clubhouse are hosting a mystery dinner theater on Nov. 5, 6 and 7. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour. Kitty Holmquist will be directing “B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder,” written by Robert Mattson and published by Eldridge Publishing Company. Father O’Sullivan, played by Jensen Anderson, is desperate. But who wouldn’t be? The bank is about to foreclose on his church buildings and orphanage. He’s got young people struggling with questions of love (Jennifer Boyleston, played by Violet Wielke, and Greg Arlington, played by Jud Mosher). Bunny DeVaine and Claude Chandam, played

Members of the cast of “B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder” are (L to R): Joan Gill, Jensen Anderson, Jud Mosher, Ken Olson (in back), Violet Wielke, Steve Rogers (in back), Bunny Day. - Special photo

by Bunny Day and Ken Olson, are developers who want to turn the house of God into condos of God. A gangster, Joey Verricione, played by Steve Rogers, is struggling with the English language, and a bookkeeper, Judy Tremont, played by Joan Gill, is just a struggle for everyone. Tonight the father is hosting Bingo night as a last chance to raise money to get the orphanage out of trouble. So when someone dies, Father O’Sullivan needs your help with catching the killer. The food and theater is all inclusive, with a wonderful show and a chance to win a prize. Audience participation makes the theater especially fun when you try to solve the murder. Please make your reservations through Linda at the POA office soon by calling 715-259-3910 ext: 21. Cost is $30 per person. - with submitted information

Taking charge in challenging times class scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Cumberland CUMBERLAND – Wisconsin dairy farm families are feeling the impact of the U.S. dairy industry being hit hard by events in the global economy. Low milk prices are causing a ripple effect on agribusinesses and communities statewide. As a result, many dairy owners, families and businesses in rural communities may be facing a financial crisis. University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Farm Center – WDATCP invite dairy producers, lenders and community leaders to an informational meeting addressing several timely issues. Partic-

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ipants will learn about the national and global influences affecting dairy markets, financial and legal options available to producers, preparing for negotiations with lenders and creditors, decisionmaking and communication strategies, and tax strategies for producers during tough financial times. Workshop topics include: • An overview of recent national and global influences on the dairy markets • Strategies for negotiating through difficult situations • How stress affects decision making


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LIBRARY NEWS Amery Public Library “Half Broke Horses,” by Jeanette Walls Readers who were amazed at Jeanette Walls memoir, “The Glass Castle,” will really enjoy this new book by Walls, which tells the story of her grandmother in novel form. Told in first-person narrative form, we have the story of Lily Casey Smith. By the age of 6 she was helping her disabled/deaf father break carriage horses to harness. At 15 she left home to teach school in a frontier town riding 500 miles on her pony to take the job. She learned to drive a car, fly an airplane and her husband ran a large ranch. She raised two children, one of whom was Rosemary, the mother in “The Glass Castle” book. Lily was a survivor, she survived floods, tornados, the Great Depression and personal tragedy. “Half Broke Horses” is a wild ride of a book so hold on to the reins. Library notes Story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Everyone is welcome for songs and stories with Elaine. On Nov. 11, which is a Wednesday, the Amery Area Public Library will be closed for Veterans Day. The Friends of the Library will have their annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome for the election of officers and to find out

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what the Friends of the Library are all about. Clubs and reading groups Friends of the Library book group meets at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, to discuss “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” by Alexandra Fuller. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join us. Teens Read meets on Monday, Nov. 30, to discuss “King Solomon’s Mines,” by H. Rider Haggard, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join us if you are 13 or older. Remember that the Amery Area Public Library has Christmas movies and music to check out as the season approaches. Our November display case collection will have a horse theme loaned by Erica Hatella. Stop in and check it out. The Amery Public Library Board met at 6:15 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 2, for their monthly meeting at the library. Otaku Club meets every Tuesday for high school students and older who love manga and anime. They meet at 5 p.m. Library hours Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Croix Falls Public Library Yes! The library is open in the new location. Stop in and check it out. 230 South Washington St. Next book club meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m. at the library in St. Croix Falls. Current book selection is “Isaac’s Storm : a Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History,” by Erik Larson for more information. It’s double your donation! Our second $100,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation started in April. The library has one year to raise $50,000 and the foundation will match that figure. The mission of the Otto Bremer Foundation is to assist people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. Check out the library Web site and explore the links. Go to

Technology Free wireless is available at the library. Also, visit the library Web site, to get information on the building project, programs at the library and much, much more. Story hour Listen to stories, create art and have fun with other kids and parents every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Hours, contact The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 715-483-1777. Email: Online:

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Seven weeks until Christmas Looking for some great holiday ideas? Thinking of starting some new traditions? The library has craft books, decorating books, cookbooks, music, holiday movies and seasonal stories – and if you want more, the library online catalog offers 8,600 items with the word “Christmas” somewhere in the description. Homemade gifts or treats from the kitchen always make welcome gifts, so get a head start on the holidays by checking out our collection of materials. Hours and information Frederic Public Library, 127 Oak St. West. 715-327-4979, e-mail Regular hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Story time is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Balsam Lake Public Library Story time Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., stories, crafts and snacks, all ages welcome to join the group. Public computers We have four computers for the public to use with high-speed Internet connection. Computers can be used for one hour; if no one is waiting you may stay on. You can also reserve computers. We have free Wi-Fi for those with laptops. New books for November “Christmas Blizzard” by Garrison Keillor, “I, Alex Cross” by James Patterson, “Kindred in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Quilters Holiday” by Jennifer Chiaverini, “High on Arrival” by Mackenzie Phillips, “Out of the Northwoods: the Many Lives of Paul Bunyan” by Michael Edmonds, “People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish” by Kathleen Kline.

BURNETT/POLK COUNTIES – Libraries have always been a reliable and free source of information and entertainment. Now, thanks to a grant Indianhead Federated Library System received from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, public libraries in the region have an invaluable resource for job seekers. A new Web page tailored to the needs of job seekers in west central Wisconsin can be found at It gives job seekers an up-to-date, excellent selection of Web resources, about resumes, cover letters and interviews. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of information available on the Web, so this Web site


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November book group choices The Thursday morning book group will meet Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., to discuss “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel. The novel takes place after the tragic sinking of a

cargo ship in the Pacific, when one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger and a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi. The evening book group will meet Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about “Behind the Scenes at the Museum,” by Kate Atkinson, the story of Ruby Lennox who begins narrating her own life at the moment of her conception, and takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the 20th century. Copies of the books are available at the library, and new readers are always welcome to join us for lively conversation about books.

woman who expects nothing special to come into her life. However, life being what it is, things can turn on a dime and often do. She finds a beautiful life offered up to her, though only for a short time. Elizabeth Berg has a gift for exploring the human mind and heart and showing us through fiction that we all have choices in our daily lives to make them beautiful and successful or common, ordinary and miserable. An exceptional read. Book club meets Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m., here at the library. Everyone welcome. Hours Balsam Lake Library, (under the water tower) at 404 Main St., Balsam Lake. Hours are Monday 10 a.m. –8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E-mail: Web site http://www.balsamlakepubliclibrary.or g.

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Food for Fines Month at Frederic Library For each grocery item you bring for the Frederic food shelf during November, we’ll deduct $1 off your fines (this does not apply to replacement charges). You can pay down your existing fines, but it also means that it’s time to dig under the bed, look behind the couch, and check the hall closet for long-overdue materials. Bring in your overdue materials, along with your grocery items, and we’ll bargain. We’ll be happy to see our overdue items again, and you’ll feel good about helping out someone in need.

Book club “Never Change” by Elizabeth Berg is a beautifully drawn portrait of a lonely


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New Moon on the rise All the Stephenie Meyer fans know that “New Moon,” the second in the series of “Twilight” films, will open in theaters nationwide Nov. 20. The Friends of the Pool is hosting a private screening of “New Moon” for women only on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m., at Timbers Theatre, Siren, to raise funds for the new outdoor pool in Frederic. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Frederic Library. The cost is $15, and only 150 tickets will be sold for this one-of-a-kind event for all adult women fans of Edward and/or Jacob. For more information or to hold tickets, call 715-327-4979.

helps break down the task of searching for work by highlighting the most relevant and helpful resources. Special attention is given to services and assistance right here in this region. Many public libraries in the region are offering basic computer classes to help displaced workers catch up on skills they may not have needed in previous jobs. Each library also has resume-writing software on one of their public computers, providing assistance with this often-mystifying element of a job search. Contact your local library today to find out about upcoming classes. - submitted

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St. Croix Falls Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week ST. CROIX FALLS – Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 to honor the life of Kiki Camerana, a drug enforcement officer, killed in the line of duty. It is designated as a time to encourage students to remain drug free and to make positive, healthy choices. On Monday, Oct. 26, the St. Croix Falls Elementary students kicked off their Red Ribbon Week activities with the assistance of the high school cheerleaders, marching band, high school student speakers and a kindergarten chant. Other activities throughout the week included Teaming Up Against Drugs on Monday, Tuesday’s theme was Be a Jean-ius and Be Drug Free; students and staff were encouraged to wear jeans. Wednesday was a canned food drive with I Can, You Can, Be Drug Free as the slogan for the day in SCF and You Can Count on Us was the slogan at the Dresser Elementary. On Thursday, students Put a Cap on Drugs by wearing caps or hats. Also, on Thursday, students from the Dresser and SCF Elementary, along with the fifth and sixth grades

The high school band, color guard and cheerleaders helped to kick off Red Ribbon Week by performing at the kickoff. from the middle school, were hosts to the CLIMB Theatre. The theater productions encouraged students to take a stand against bullies with “Bugs for Bullies,” for kindergarten – second grade, and “The Bystander” for grades three – six. Friday’s theme was Halloween Surprise, as throughout the week the students worked to solve a mystery puzzle and the answer was revealed: Hocus Pocus – Drugs are Not our Focus. In the afternoon, students participated in the Halloween parades at either The Good Samaritan Home or the middle and high school. The RiverBank, Eagle Valley Bank, the Friends of Elementary Saints, and the St. Croix Falls Dairy Queen provided donations and assistance for this year’s activities. - submitted Several high school students gave the elementary students a positive message about choosing to be drug free.

Elementary students helped to construct “Drug Free” signs on Louisiana Street in St. Croix Falls and on West Street in Dresser. Classes pictured here include Ms. Jaime Harrison’s kindergarten class and Mrs. Gyllen’s second-grade class. – Photos submitted

Ani Home Crafts opened its door Friday, Oct. 30 by Nancy Jappe SIREN – “I left the Ani name. Everyone knows that name,” Kippy Tavernier explained as she talked about her new Siren business. Located in the Outpost Mall north of Siren on Hwy. 35/70, in the store that once housed Ani Home Accents, Tavernier has set up a business that will appeal to home crafters and lovers of home-crafted items. Tavernier has been circulating an appeal for “Crafters Wanted.” She is looking for well-made new crafts to supplement the items she already has in the store. This includes wooden products designed for different seasons, hand-sewn, knitted or crocheted items. The charge is $10 for shelf/floor space and 30 percent of whatever the item sells for.

Outside Ani building. – Photos by Nancy Jappe

Kippy Tavernier, owner of Ani Home Crafts, Siren. Some of the items already in the store have been made by Tavernier herself, including silk-flower arrangements. One wall displays a selection of Custom Lake Carvings by T. J. Kaupang, a young craftsman from North Branch, Minn. “To many, a lake is a special place where families and friends come together to make memories. Ultimately a Custom Lake Carving is an attempt to capture those cherished times so that when the carving is viewed those memories once again will rise to the surface,” Kaupang’s brochure states. Also in the brochure he says that “virtually any lake, or combination of lakes, can be custom carved in accurate 3D depth contours.”

Art by T.J. Kaupang of North Branch, Minn. Kippy Tavernier’s father, Sam Tavernier, was a resident of Danbury for many years. Her parents originally came from northern New York state. They, along with 20 other families, moved to Silver Bay, Minn., in 1953-1954 to start a reserve mining company. Tavernier lived in Silver Bay until 1994, when she moved to the Twin Cities, where she works as a computer drafting technician. Friendship with the owners of the neighboring Bargain Bin business (formerly Siren Dollar Store) at the Outpost

Mall brought Tavernier to Siren and resulted in the start of Ani Home Crafts. The business will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter months. The number to call for information at the store on weekends is 715-349-4040. At other times, Tavernier can be reached at 763-432-5644.


Frederic Halloween party and dance

Charley, dressed as a lion, played on the bouncy that was set up in a classroom of the Frederic Elementary School especially for younger children during the Halloween festivities on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld

Little Eyeore, Caylen, played with the glow necklace she was given at the entrance of the Halloween party, as she was pushed around the school in her stroller.

ABOVE: Shyla Baker came up with a unique costume idea all on her own. She was a mailbox for Halloween. RIGHT: Joel and Hannah were two of the first children to decorate cookies during the Halloween party.

Ava, Anna and Maddie signed up at a table to win prizes during the Frederic Halloween party held at the elementary school from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There were several tables that contained prizes.

Nicole Nelson enjoyed her cotton candy in the gym of the Frederic Elementary School during the party held for fifth- through seventh-grade students from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. A dance was held later from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. for seventh- through 12thgraders.

Eight-month-old Addison had two firsts during the Frederic Halloween party. She had her first Halloween, where she dressed as a lion, and she had her first face-painting experience. Volunteer Jordan Siebenthal painted a pumpkin on Addison’s cheek.


Halloween in Grantsburg

Kamrin Harmon was dressed as a darling dragon for the Halloween party last Saturday morning at the Grantsburg Library.

These twin gorilla guys, a.k.a. Levy and Ryder Anderson, got lots of goodies as they tricked and treated around Grantsburg Halloween night.

Vo l u n t e e r Bradley Hane counts candy with corn Joshua, Jeremiah and Maria Hansen at the Grantsburg Library Halloween party last Saturday morning.

Adam Handy couldn’t help cracking a cute cowboy smile as he clutched a candy bar while trick-or-treating with his family in Grantsburg Saturday night.

Janel Hutton paints dark eyes on Brittany Erickson at the Grantsburg Library Halloween party Saturday morning. Photos by Priscilla Bauer

Nelson kindergartner Ryan Cordell, Little Pirate Alexandra Kammeyer dressed in pirate attire, gave his best pirate arrrrrrrrrrrr during his class- was having fun pretending she was a room Halloween party last Friday af- bride during the Nelson School Halloween parade last Friday. ternoon.

Trick-or-treaters lingered on this lawn in Grantsburg last Saturday night watching as this weird guy lost his head over and over again.


Grantsburg's food science class

Brenda Hinrichs first-grade class had a great learning experience last week when junior and senior students from the Grantsburg High School food science class visited and interviewed the Grantsburg Elementary students on their ideas about nutrition and their food likes and dislikes. The first-graders then visited food science instructor Michelle Taylor’s high school classroom and the two groups prepared and ate a meal together. Shown are Hinrich's first-grade class and Taylor's foods 3 class.

Gretchen Lee measuring flour. Trevor Adolphson is in the background.

Hailey Martini (black hair), Troy Wicklund, Trevor Adolphson and Gretchen Lee making pizza with high school food science students. – Photos submitted

Adrianne Covey and Desiree Alden making mummies (they used sausages and crescent rolls I think).

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The Shooting Stars 4-H Club spearheaded a fundraising campaign to purchase an automated external defibrillator to be available at the Polk County Fairgrounds. The idea came from the youth of the Shooting Stars 4-H Club after they had raised some money working at the Labor Day Demolition Derby at Balsam Lake. With a lot of thought and deliberation, they decided that an AED for the fairgrounds would be an excellent addition for the health and safety of people in the county. The fairgrounds is used almost every weekend during the summer and many of the activities are for youth programs. Vice president of the club, Brittany Thomfohrda, brought the idea to the fair board and it was decided that this machine would be a great addition to the fairgrounds. So with the help of other 4-H clubs in the county, the group was able to purchase and donate this AED to the fair society. Clubs that participated in the campaign included Green Acres 4-H, Knotty Pine 4-H, Indian Creek 4-H, Lucky Horseshoe 4-H, Lakeside 4-H, Forest View 4-H, Beaver Brook Badgers 4-H, Joel Jets 4-H, Deronda Diplomats 4-H and the Shooting Stars 4-H Club. Shown are Brittany Thomfohrda from the Shooting Stars 4-H Club presenting the AED to Janis Larson of the Polk County Fair Board. - Special photo


Frederic Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week Dress in the Most Red Day was Wednesday, Oct. 28, and these students won from their class. Shown front row (L to R) are kindergarteners, MaKenna Engen and Eliza Thayer; first-graders, Sabrina Dueholm and Karlie Alexander; secondgraders, Megan Williamson and Logan Lillehaug. Back row: Fifth grade, Anna Johnson; sixth grade, Lenin Guzman and Sarah Wells; fourth grade, John Chenal and Cassidy Chenal; and third grade, Leopold Chenal and Ethan Alexander. – Photo submitted

Bring your UFOs (unfinished objects) to Frederic's Open Studio FREDERIC - Knitters, carvers, painters, scrapbookers: you know who you are. Join others with their box of unfinished projects. Enjoy the company of other crafters and procrastinators. The door

is open and the coffee is on at the Frederic High School, Mondays at 6 p.m. Contact Ann Fawver, CE for information –715-327-4868. - submitted

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LUNCH Pizza dippers, dipper sauce, winter mix veggies OR beef taco salad.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon roll. LUNCH Chili, corn bread, raw veggies, dip OR turkey salad.

BREAKFAST Uncrustable. LUNCH Cheeseburger, fries OR tuna salad.

BREAKFAST Breakfast squares. LUNCH Nachos, asst. toppings, refried beans, corn OR chicken-taco salad.

LUNCH Chicken burger, buttered noodles, baked beans, sliced peaches, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed broccoli, pineapple, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Taco salad w/fixings, baked rice, corn, bananas, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Tater tot hotdish, lettuce salad, peas, pudding, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Pizza, lettuce salad, fresh veggies, sliced pears, apples, oranges, bread basket. EARLY RELEASE


BREAKFAST Cereal/donut holes. LUNCH Baked ham, cheesy potatoes, winter mix, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hamburger, 712.

BREAKFAST Cereal/waffles. LUNCH Taco Tuesday: Soft or hard shells, green beans, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hot dog, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/breakfast pizza. LUNCH Build your own sub, chips, corn, fresh fruit. Alt.: Chicken nuggets, 712.

BREAKFAST Cereal/long john. LUNCH Spaghetti hotdish, hot buns, peas, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hot dog, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/cinnamon roll. LUNCH Hot dogs, hash browns, baked beans, fresh fruit. Alt.: Hamburger, 712.


BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Nuggets, oven potatoes, beans, carrots/celery, kiwi and oranges. Alt.: Fajita/bacon wrap.

BREAKFAST French toast sticks, juice and milk. LUNCH Cheeseburger casserole, garlic bread, lettuce salad, corn, pears. Alt.: Turkey/cheese sandwich.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Tuna salad, Tostitos, shredded lettuce, peas, applesauce, oranges. Alt.: Mexican potatoes.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon tastry, juice and milk. LUNCH Mini chicken corn dog, pretzel, broccoli, veggies, peaches. Alt.: Shredded BBQ on a bun.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal and toast, juice and milk. LUNCH Tacos, shredded lettuce, Mexican rice, refried beans, pineapple, mandarin oranges. Alt.: Cook’s choice.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Chicken patty, potato wedges; green beans, mixed fruit. Alt.: Beef stew and bread sticks.

BREAKFAST Waffles and sausage. LUNCH Turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, biscuits, sweet potatoes, peaches. Alt.: Tuna sandwich.

BREAKFAST Cheese omelet, potatoes and toast. LUNCH Baked potato bar, ham, cheese, broccoli, applesauce. Alt.: Ravioli.

BREAKFAST Blueberry muffin and yogurt. LUNCH Chicken fajitas, steamed rice, carrots, pears. Alt.: Ham & cheese croissant and Wisconsin cheese soup.

BREAKFAST Egg, ham & cheese muffin. LUNCH Sloppy joe, bun, french fries, corn, pineapple, oranges, brownies. Alt.: Fish wedge, french fries.


BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs and sausage. LUNCH Chow mein with rice and noodles, ice-cream sandwich.

BREAKFAST French toast. LUNCH Pizza calzone and creamed corn.

BREAKFAST Lumberjacks. LUNCH Meatballs, potatoes, gravy and California-blend vegetables.

LUNCH BBQ pork, bun, baked beans, carrots OR baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, peas, cranberries, fruit cocktail.

LUNCH Pizza patty, bun, sliced potatoes, carrots OR chicken barley soup with veggies, PBJ, applesauce.

LUNCH Sloppy joe, bun, tater tots, green beans, pineapple.

FREDERIC GRANTSBURG Each building will have their own breakfast menu.


BREAKFAST Strudel sticks. LUNCH Mr. Rib, waffle fries, raw veggies, dip OR chicken-strip salad.


LUNCH Pizza burger or Mr. Rib and tater tots. LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, pears.



Long johns.


LUNCH Cheddarwurst, baked beans and chips.



Polk County 4-H members honored at 2009 awards program POLK COUNTY – The 2009 Polk County 4-H Awards Program was held Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Amery High School auditorium. It is at this time of year that we stop and reflect upon the accomplishments of the previous year. Polk County has an outstanding 4-H program, and one that members and leaders should be very proud of. Many people were recognized in all aspects of 4H participation. National 4-H Week was Oct. 4-10. Clubs participating were, Blue Ribbon Winners: Beaver Brook Badgers, Cascade Falls, Deronda Diplomats, Eagle View, Forest View, Joel Jets, Jolly Milltown, Knotty Pine, Lakeside, Lucky Horseshoe, Northern Lights, Pleasant Lake, Shooting Stars, South Milltown, and West Sweden; Red Ribbon Winners were: Bone Lake Beavers, Cushing, and Little Falls Livewires. 2009 Polk County Dairy Promotion Contest winners were, first place, Beaver Brook Badgers; and second place, Deronda Diplomats. Club Activity Awards were given to clubs demonstrating community pride and care in many areas. Clubs receiving certificates included: Balsam Evergreens – Community Service and 4-H Promotion; Beaver Brook Badgers – Beautification, Bluebird Trails, Citizenship, Community Service, Consumer Education, Dairy Promotion, Environment, Historical Sign Maintenance, Intergenerational, Recreation, and Recycling; Bone Lake Beavers – Beautification, Community Service, Dairy Promotion, and Intergenerational; Cascade Falls – Community Service and Intergenerational; Deronda Diplomats – Citizenship, Intergenerational, Recreation & Recycling; Eagle View – Beautification, Community Service, Historical Sign Maintenance, Intergenerational, and Recycling; Joel Jets – Beautification, Citizenship, Community Service, Dairy Promotion, Environment, and Recreation; Lakeside – Bluebird Trails, Community Service, Consumer Education, Dairy Promotion, Differently Abled, Environment, Historical Sign Maintenance, Intergenerational, Recreation and Safety; Little Butternut – Beautification, Health, Intergenerational, Recreation and Recycling; Little Falls Livewires – Citizenship, Community Service, and Intergenerational; Lucky Horseshoe – Beautification, Bluebird Trails, Intergenerational, and Recreation; McKinley Vikings – Beautification, Community Service, Dairy Promotion, Intergenerational, Recreation and Recycling; Pleasant Lake – Beautification, Community Service, 4-H Promotion, Historical Sign Maintenance, Intergenerational, and Recreation; Scenic View – Intergenerational; Shooting Stars – Bluebird Trails, Citizenship, Community Service, Dairy Promotion, Health, Historical Sign Maintenance, and Recreation; and South Milltown – Beautification, Citizenship, Dairy Promotion, and Health. Polk County Fair Club Herdsmanship awards were presented to the following clubs: Small Club Cattle – Balsam Evergreens; Large Club Cattle – West Sweden; Swine – Little Falls Livewires; Sheep – Northern Lights; and Goat – Eagle View. Twenty-three Ambassadors were recognized. They included: Jena Alling, South Milltown; Johanna Alling, South Milltown; Amy Denver, McKinley Vikings; Angela Denver, McKinley Vikings; Kevin Denver, McKinley Vikings; Kyle Denver, McKinley Vikings; Ashley Elfers, South Milltown; Heather Elfers, South Milltown; Jessica Heiden, Eagle View; Brittani Hughes, Friendly Corners; Jill Jasperson, Eagle View; Brandon Johnson, Little Falls Livewires; Michelle Jorgensen, Jolly Milltown; Amanda Kuske, South Milltown; Eric Kuske, South Milltown; Jessica Larson, South Milltown; Justin Moore, Shooting Stars; Nicholas Novak, Little Falls Livewires; Emily Petzel, Northern Lights; Jessica Raboin, Shooting Stars; Brittany Thomfohrda, Shooting Stars; Summer Wilson, Cushing; and Haley Yunker, Northern Lights. Youth Leadership Awards were presented to youth in many categories. They included: Achievement – Johanna Alling, South Milltown; and Jessica Heiden, Eagle View; Aerospace – Justin Moore, Shooting Stars; Arts and Crafts – Rebecca Garvey, Shooting Stars; Jill Jasperson, Eagle View; Brandon Johnson, Little Falls Livewires; Emma moore, Shooting Stars; and Nicholas Novak, Little Falls Livewires; Cat – Jessica Rivard, Deronda Diplomats; Clothing – Jessica Raboin, Shooting Stars; Community Beautification – Logan Arvold, Lakeside; and Angela Denver, McKinley Vikings; Community Service – Kevin Denver, McKinley Vikings; Kyle Denver, McKinley Vikings; Jordan Feyen, Lakeside; Jessica Raboin, Shooting Stars; Rachel Tallent, Lakeside; and Abby Thompson, Pleasant Lake; Conservation/Wildlife – Logan Arvold, Lakeside; and Justin Moore, Shooting Stars; Con-

Marianne Larson, countywide-Luck, was recognized for meritorious service.

Polk County 4-H Ambassadors hosted the annual awards program. Pictured are (L to R) row one: Johanna Alling, Amy Denver, Kyle Denver, Kevin Denver and Heather Elfers. Row two: Angela Denver, Jessica Heiden and Ashley Elfers. Row three: Brittani Hugthes, Amanda Kuske, Michelle Jorgensen and Haley Yunker. Row four: Jill Jasperson, Emily Petzel, Brandon Johnson, Summer Wilson, Jessica Raboin, Brittany Thomfohrda and Nick Novak. sumer Buyermanship – Collin Arvold, Lakeside; Dairy – Katie Peper, Cushing; and Leah Christenson, Deronda Diplomats; Dairy Promotion – Amy Denver, McKinley Vikings; Angela Denver, McKinley Vikings; and Josh Feyen, Lakeside; Dog – Casey Sajna, Pleasant Lake; Exploring/Cloverbuds – Josh Feyen, Lakeside; Emma Moore, Shooting Stars; and Rachel Tallent, Lakeside; Foods/Nutrition – Joe Novak, Little Falls Livewires; and Brittany Thomfohrda, Shooting Stars; 4-H Promotion – Kevin Denver, McKinley Vikings; Jessica Raboin, Shooting Stars; Harvey Tallent, Lakeside; and Summer Wilson, Cushing; Gardening – Brittani Hughes, Friendly Corners; Health – Jessica Raboin, Shooting Stars; Jesse Tallent, Lakeside; and Brittany Thomfohrda, Shooting Stars; Horse – Zoey Carney, Cushing; Rebecca Garvey, Shooting Stars; Hannah Ince, Deronda Diplomats; Sara Jensen, Indian Creek; and Emily Lamusga, Deronda Diplomats; Houseplants/Flowers – Ashleigh Hughes, Friendly Corners; Intergenerational – Amy Denver, McKinley Vikings; Josh Feyen, Lakeside; and Ashleigh Hughes, Friendly Corners; Llamas – Kolton Kjeseth-Zinn, Deronda Diplomats; Photography –Kaitlin Lutsey, Beaver Brook Badgers; Poultry – Josh Feyen, Lakeside; and Jesse Tallent, Lakeside; Recreation – Angela Denver, McKinley Vikings; Jordan Feyen, Lakeside; Josh Feyen, Lakeside; Nicholas Novak, Little Falls Livewires; Jennifer Pederson, Joel Jets; and Brittany Thomfohrda, Shooting Stars; Rabbits – Brittani Hughes, Friendly Corners; Sheep – Nicole Dittbrenner, McKinley Vikings; Emily Petzel, Northern Lights; and Haley Yunker, Northern Lights; Shooting Sports – Joshua Kreft, Shooting Stars; Kaitlin Lutsey, Beaver Brook Badgers; Nicholas Novak, Little Falls Livewires; and Luke Peterson, Shooting Stars. 2009 Key Award winners were: Kyle Denver, McKinley Vikings; and Nicholas Novak, Little Falls Livewires. Adult leaders were recognized for their years of valuable service and each received a pin and certificate sponsored in part by the Polk-Burnett Bankers Association. Recognized for five years of adult leadership and receiving five-year silver pins and certificates were: Crystal Bradwell, Bone Lake Beavers; Daniel Clark, Beaver Brook Badgers; Kerrie Clark, Beaver Brook Badgers; Dale Denotter, Joel Jets; Mark Forster, Bone Lake Beavers; Pamela Garvey, Shooting Stars; Rebecca Gray, Forest View; Jacqueline Greenberg, Beaver Brook Badgers; Robin Herr, Cushing; Donna Johnson, Cushing; Angela Molls, Joel Jets; Cassie Moore, Bone Lake Beavers; Kandi Olson, Beaver Brook Badgers; Jeff Pullin, Little Butternut; Michael Wallis, Pleasant Lake; Terilyn Wallis, Pleasant Lake; and Tara Yunker, Northern Lights. Recognized for 10 years of adult leadership and receiving 10-year gold pins and certificates were: Jennifer Aasmundrud, Knotty Pine; Amy Corbett, Goose Lake; Lucie Jenssen, Bone Lake Beavers; Steven Jenssen, Bone Lake Beavers; Geralyn Karl, Countywide; Kim Lamusga, Deronda Diplomats; Stephanie Larsen, Green Acres; Melissa Monchilovich, McKinley Vikings; Pat Monchilovich, McKinley Vikings; Gwen Neidermire, Forest View; Sheryl Pullin, Little Butternut; Susan Turner, Jolly Milltown; and Sandy Volrath, Beaver Brook Badgers. Recognized for 15 years of adult leadership and receiving 15-year pearl pins and certificates were: Marcia Carlson, Pleasant Lake; Sally Christenson, Deronda Diplomats; Mildred Erickson, Bone Lake Beavers; Lynette Johnson, Bone Lake Beavers; Mark Johnson, Bone Lake Beavers; James Kirby, Green Acres; Peg Kuhl, Beaver Brook Badgers; Arvin Larson, Cascade Falls; Dale Mattson, Bone Lake Beavers; Robin Mattson, Bone Lake Beavers; Rodney McGee, Balsam Evergreens; Joyce Owens, Indian Creek; Josephine Penberthy, Friendly Corners; Peggy Rydeen, Forest View; Rolf Suckut, Lincoln Wildcats; Tara Swanson, Scenic View; Edward VanDeBrake, Balsam Evergreens; Melody VanDeBrake, Balsam Evergreens; and Kathy White, Countywide. Recognized for 20 years of adult leadership and receiving 20-year diamond pins and certificates were: Jim Noonan, Countywide; Gwendolyn Strege, Bone Lake Beavers; Christine Wood, Countywide; and Dale Wood, Countywide. Recognized for 25 years of adult leadership and receiving 25-year emerald pins and certificates were: Opal Haase, Forest View; and Agnes Swanson, Scenic View. Recognized for 30 years of adult leadership and receiving 30-year ruby pins and certificates were: Raylene Anderson, Deronda Diplomats; and Kar-

rie Melin-Swenson, Cushing. Recognized for 35 years of adult leadership and receiving 35-year sapphire pins and certificates was: Ted Johnson, Forest View. Twenty-year leaders are also recognized with a 20-year plaque in appreciation of 20 years of valuable service to the 4-H program. This year’s recipient’s were: Jim Noonan, Countywide; Gwendolyn Strege, Bone Lake Beavers; Christine Wood, Countywide; and Dale Wood, Countywide. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension expressed appreciation to the following families for promoting intercultural understanding and youth development through hosting and serving as county coordinator for the 2009 4-H/JapaneseKorea Summer Exchange Program: The Dale and Dawn Swanson Family and Vicki Betzold. The “I Dare You” Leadership Award is presented to individuals in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living, and motivation for leadership. 2009 “I Dare You” Leadership recipients were: Kaitlin Lutsey, Beaver Brook Badgers; Brittani Hughes, Friendly Corners; and Sarah Dressel, Pleasant Lake. Graduates of the 2009 4-H year each received a framed certificate sponsored in part by the PolkBurnett Bankers Association, and an alumni pin. Graduating members included: Brady Aasmundrud, Knotty Pine; Ben Anderson, Indian Creek; Laura Byl, Cushing; Leah Christenson, Deronda Diplomats; Ashley Elfers, South Milltown; Heather Elfers, South Milltown; Brittany Gray, Forest View; Kipp Hinz, Forest View; Sara Jensen, Indian Creek; Melissa Jenssen, Bone Lake Beavers; Hans Johnson, Forest View; Kelly Johnson, Bone Lake Beavers; Amanda Kuske, South Milltown; Julia Larsen, South Milltown; Tiffany Larson, Jolly Milltown; Katelyn Mewes, Lucky Horseshoe; Janelle Meyer, Green Acres; Lynn Neidermire, Forest View; Elizabeth Novak, Little Falls Livewires; Jeremy Olson, Indian Creek; Jessica Owens, Indian Creek; Michelle Owens, Indian Creek; Jessica Roos, Deronda Diplomats; Joshua Roos, Deronda Diplomats; Briana Schock, Deronda Diplomats; Karleen Stevens, Deronda Diplomats; and Cailin Turner, Jolly Milltown. 2009 Polk County 4-H Scholarship Recipients were: Ashley Elfers, South Milltown; Heather Elfers, South Milltown; Melissa Jenssen, Bone Lake Beavers; Hans Johnson, Forest View; Kelly Johnson, Bone Lake Beavers; Amanda Kuske, South Milltown; and Cailin Turner, Jolly Milltown. 2009 Vernon and Opal Nelson Scholarship Recipient is: Kelly Johnson, Bone Lake Beavers. The John W. Kjar Scholarship is presented to a boy and a girl from the Unity School District. This year’s recipient is: Ashley Elfers, South Milltown. No boys applied this year. The Meritorious Service to 4-H Award goes to individual adults who have gone the “second mile” in providing time, talent, leadership, or funds to expand and promote projects and activities in the 4H program in Polk County. 2009 Meritorious Service to 4-H Award plaques went to: Melody Pickard, Clayton; Marianne Larson, Luck; and Susan Hughes, Frederic. The Friend of 4-H Award goes to businesses or organizations who have gone the “second mile” in providing time, talent, leadership, or funds to expand and promote projects and activities in the 4H program in Polk County. Friend of 4-H Award recipients for 2009 were: MarketPlace Foods, St. Croix Falls; and Amery Regional Medical Center, Amery. The County 4-H Alumni Award honors former 4-H members who in their adult life have made or are making major contributions to the betterment of business, family, community, county, state, national or international life. 2009 Alumni Award”recipient was: Kevin Christenson, Amery. The Mark Peters Memorial Award is presented each year to the champion junior beef showman of the Polk County Fair. This year’s recipient was: Jarett Davison, Balsam Evergreens 4-H Club. The following clubs were recognized for reaching charter status this year: Beaver Brook Badgers, Deronda Diplomats, Forest View, Knotty Pine, Lakeside, Little Falls Livewires, McKinley Vikings, Northern Lights, Pleasant Lake and Shooting Stars. Cloverbuds were recognized with certificates for their participation in the 2009 4-H year. Cloverbuds included: Beaver Brook Badgers – Josh Bohn and Sophie Egge; Bone Lake Beavers –Alayna Johnson, Luke Johnson, Graci Richey and JoeAnne Swanson; Cushing – Anja Erickson, Greta Erickson, Alyiah Lyman, Amy Mevissen, Lucia Neuman, Colten Snyder, Toribatta Wendorf, and Josey Wilson; Deronda Diplomats – Drew Meyer, Pricilla Ri-

vard and Zoe Rivard; Eagle View – Natasha Heiss; Forest View – Jackson Dvorak, Paige Dvorak, Kristi Getschel, Lauren Graham, Grace Haase, Katie Haase, Hayley Palmsteen, Mikayla Peper, Adam Reigel, Megan Reigel, Allesha Rivard, Hunter Struemke, Charles TornioBelisle, Justin Vorndran and Renee Vorndran; Goose Lake – Jonathan LaMachia; and Madison Strange; Indian Creek – Theodore Tietz; Joel Jets – Dayne Gehrman and Conrad Manske; Jolly Milltown – Noah Christner, Hannah Johnson, Naomi Johnson and Henry Kline; Knotty Pine – Brittany Avery, Tyson Blanchard, William Fitzer, Alyssa Hite, Shane Larson, Joey O’Connor and Maggie Rosen; Lakeside – Blaine Arvold and Ruby Tallent; Little Butternut – Ryley Hutton, Austin Jones, Julianna Thompson and Riley Youngman; Little Falls Livewires – Isaiah Brylski, Madyson Haugerud, Arthur Long, Julia Novak, Paighton Tyman and August Wentz; Lucky Horseshoe – Victoria Jansen; McKinley Vikings – Callie Hancock, Donna Johnson and Hunter Sellent; Northern Lights – Grace Bergstrom; Pleasant Lake – Josephine Carlson, Austin Eggebraaten, Matthew Germain, Jasmine Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Katelyn Juvrud, Zachariah Juvrud, Isaiah Rolli, McKena Schaubschlager and Lance Wallis; Scenic View – Jacob Bloom, Antonia Danielson, McKenna Delany and Zoe Swanson; Shooting Stars – Nathan Garvey, Chaz Hinshaw, Josie Kreft, Devon Mares and Owen Raboin; South Milltown – Ty Larson; West Sweden – Richard Bugella, Shannah Erickson, Tate Ovik and Shannon Wedin. 2009 Record Book Award winners included: Balsam Evergreens – Shawn Anderson, Abby Culver, Kim Culver, Allison Gross and Emily Gross; Beaver Brook Badgers – Dylan Clausen, Alicia Cran, Brianna Cran, Stephanie Cran, Chelsey Jensen, Jordan Jensen, Alek Keller-Betzold, Kaitlin Lutsey, Kylee Olson, and Caitlin Ploszay; Bone Lake Beavers – Karie Bartlett, Melissa Jenssen, Michael Jenssen, Chase Johnson, Amanda McKinney, Terri McKinney, Hope Peterson, Morgan Peterson, Alicia Sund, Andrew Swanson, GeorgeAnne Swanson, RayeAnne Swanson, Tony Swanson, and Ryan Wylie; Cascade Falls – Sydney Mork, Hannah Salami, Matthew Salami, Tiffany Willey, Isaac Winkelman, and Jeremy Winkelman; Cushing - Tanesia Bibeau, Laura Byl, Paul Byl, Clay Carney, Zoey Carney, Madelyn Doolittle, Marley Doolittle, Felicia Fisk, Kara Herr, Allie Holmdahl, Jake Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Clara Leonard, Leah Lyman, Brenna Loen, Jesse Loen, Kasey Maypark, Connor Nelson, Lyndsey Nelson, Madison Neuman, Dylan Peper, Justin Peper, Katie Peper, Dakota Schultz, Madisen Snyder, Abby Swenson, Allison Swenson, Brooke Swenson, Erik Swenson, Megan Swenson, Taola Swenson, Todivanna Wendorf, and Summer Wilson; Deronda Diplomats – Abigail Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Isaac Christenson, Leah Christenson, Thomas Christenson, Josh Goglin, Beau Helin, Alliana Hoyer, Christian Hoyer, Hannah Ince, Jack Ince, Kolton KjesethZinn, Julia Lindquist, Deanna Meyer, Jessica Rivard, Zeb Rivard, Jarica Roos, Josh Roos, Briana Schock, Kaitlyn Scholz, Kristin Solum, Ryan Solun, Karleen Stevens, Mollina Stevens; Eagle View – Rylee Black, Sam Black, Tayler Elwood, Erika Heiden, Jessica Heiden, and Jill Jasperson; Forest View – Cassandra Dulon, Mitchell Dulon, Mykayla Getschel, Abby Hansen, Madeline Heilmann, Joseph Lehman, Kalley Neidermire, Brianna Palmsteen, Chris Rassier, Katie Rydeen, and Lisa Rydeen; Friendly Corners – Preston Buskirk, Ashleigh Hughes, and Brittani Hughes; Goose Lake – Jimy Corbett and Carrie LaMachia; Green Acres Anna Larsen, Joshua Larsen, and Janelle Meyer;- Indian Creek – Jessica Owens, Julia Owens, and Michelle Owens; Joel Jets – Cody Brackee, Hannah Brackee, Emma Denotter, Lucas Denotter, Ashley Manske, Anna Molls, Jacob Molls, Sarah Molls, and Jennifer Pederson, Jolly Milltown – Luke Christensen, Taylor Heathman, Michelle Jorgensen, Neil Kline, Tatum Kline, and Courtney Valleskey; Knotty Pine – Beau Aasmundrud, Brady Aasmundrud, Brandon Aasmundrud, and Maddie Smith; Lakeside – Collin Arolvd, Logan Arvold, Jordan Feyen, Josh Feyen, Harvey Tallent, Jesse Tallent, Lydia Tallent, and Rachel Tallent; Little Falls Livewires – Samara Brylski, Amy Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Joe Larson, Payton Larson, Victoria Long, Claire Neuman, Joseph Novak, Maria Novak, Nicholas Novak, Jordan Sandberg, and Laura Sandberg; Lucky Horseshoe –Casey Catlin, Kelly Catlin, Jillian Jensen, Laura Jensen, Katelyn Mewes, and Nichole Webert; McKinley Vikings – Randy Bertelsen, Amy Denver, Angela Denver, Kevin Denver, Kyle Denver, and Nicole Dittbrenner; Northern Lights – Shelby Cook, Alex Frey, Bailey Hansen, Anna Klein, Henry Klein, Sophie Klein, Cody Larson, Hannah Peltier, Emily Petzel, Katie Petzel, Zac Rintoul, Emma Seifert, Brenna Sullivan, Sadie Woller, and Haley Yunker ; Pleasant Lake – Hannah Germain, Kaija Newman, Bryan Nord, Casey Sajna, Abby Thompson, Emily Thompson, Linnaea Wallis, Evan Wright, and Laura Weight; Scenic View – Ashley Bloom, Kiarra Swanson, and Mercedes Swanson; Shooting Stars – Kayla Bramsen, Kendra Bramsen, Becca Garvey, Cole Garvey, Ali Kreft, Lily Lenk, Walter Lenk, Emma Moore, Justin Moore, Zenia Moore, Leslie Peterson, Luke Peterson, Jessica Raboin, Oliver Raboin, Brittany Thomfohrda, and Hunter Ward; South Milltown – Jena Alling, Johanna Alling, Lexi Anderson, Ashley Elfers, Heather Elfers, Gabby Khazraeinazmpour, Amanda Kuske, Eric Kuske, Jenelle Larsen, Joe Larsen, and Julia Larsen; West Sweden – Jon Erickson, and Kyle Knauber. 2009 Polk County Fair Sign Contest Winners included: first place – McKinley Vikings; second place – Cushing; and all other winners: Balsam Evergreens, Beaver Brook Badgers, Bone Lake Beavers, Deronda Diplomats, Eagle View, Forest View, Green Acres, Jolly Milltown, Knotty Pine, Lakeside, Little Falls Livewires, Lucky Horseshoe, Northern Lights, Pleasant Lake, Shooting Stars, South Milltown and West Sweden.



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Thank You The family of Donald E. McLeod would like to express their appreciation to Tom Kolstad, Pastor DeVries, the ladies of St. John’s Lutheran Church who served lunch, the Balsam Lake Military Honor Guard, those who brought food, flowers and cards, and those who were with us at home and at the services as we said farewell to Don. A special thank you to the employees of the Good Samaritan Center of St. Croix Falls who cared for Don over the past several years. 499498 11Lp


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reveals Himself to man on a level man can understand. We call this type (figure) an “anWHY do mortal men reject God? If we rethropomorphism,” which means, “the asject God, we reject salvation, which is badly cription of human attributes, feelings, needed by all men. That is a good reason to conduct or characteristics to God, or any be better acquainted with God. Also, knowspirit being.” ing God enables us to help others know Accepting this truth about God is vital in God. understanding His eternal nature. When we We must understand as much as we can speak of the spirit nature of God, we are reabout the attributes of God – “…those disferring to the fact that: (1) He is not limited tinguishing characteristics of the Divine naby time, (2) He is without beginning or end, ture which are inseparable from the idea of and (3) He is free from all succession of time. God and which constitute the basis and This helps in our understanding of such ground for His various manifestations to passages as: “Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning His creatures” (Strong’s Systematic TheolGod created the heavens and the earth” and Preacher’s John 1:1-2, “In the beginning was the Word, ogy, p. 244). With this in mind, let us focus on the spirit and the Word was with God, and the Word nature of God. Holy Writ identifies God as was God. He was in the beginning with Spirit – as opposed to a material being. NoGod.” Accepting the Spirit (invisible) nature tice these passages of Scripture, “God is Spirit, and of God helps us understand the omnipresence of God. those who worship Him must worship in spirit and He is everywhere! This is possible only because God truth” (Jn. 4:24); “Now to the King eternal, immortal, is Spirit. invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and This does not answer all the questions finite man glory forever and ever, Amen” (1 Tim. 1:17); “For may have about the infinite, eternal and spirit God, since the creation of the world His invisible attributes but remember, “The secret things belong to the Lord are clearly seen, being understood by the things that our God, but those things which are revealed belong are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so to us” (Deut. 29:29). (Written by Robert Stephenson) that they are without excuse” (Rom.1:20). If readers have questions you would like answered Christ is “the image of the invisible God, the first- in this weekly column or simply wish to know more born over all creation” (Col. 1:15). God is invisible and about the Church of Christ, we would like to invite indestructible. Subsequently, He is not dependent you to call 715-866-7157, visit our Web site upon matter for existence! ( or stop by the church One might ask, “Why does the Bible speak of God building at 7425 W. Birch St., in Webster. Sunday Bible having a face (Gen. 33:10), eyes (Gen. 6:8), ears (2 class begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 Kings. 19:28), hands (Isa. 59:1) and other human char- a.m. We also meet Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Ofacteristics?” How can these physical human attributes fice hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. - noon. harmonize with God being Spirit? The answer is, God

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News from the Pews at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Those affirming their faith were (L to R): Alex Miller, son of Harley and Janelle Coulter; Ray Thompson, confirmation assistant; Kendra Mossey, daughter of Gary and Carol; Pastor Catherine Burnette; Natalie Phernetton, daughter of Nick and Jennifer; and Jack Neumann, son of Rae Lynn Johnson and Wally Neumann. – Photo submitted FREDERIC – On Sunday, Oct. 25, which was also Reformation Sunday, four young people from the congregation made public affirmation of their baptism. They had completed two years of instruction in the Lutheran faith. Those affirming their faith were Alex Miller, son of Harley and Janelle Coulter; Ray Thompson, confirmation assistant; Kendra Mossey, daughter of Gary and Carol; Pastor Catherine Burnette; Natalie Phernetton, daughter of Nick and Jennifer; and Jack Neumann, son Rae Lynn Johnson and Wally Neumann. Each student


Our lives go on without you, but nothing is the same, we have to hide our heartaches when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you, silent are the tears that fall, living our lives without you is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, your heart was kind, and true, and when we needed someone we could always count on you! The special years will not return...when we were all together, but with the love within our hearts you will walk with us forever.

Sadly Missed, Mary Cara, Chuck, Lucas Paula, Brad, Lauren & Lexi Jennifer, Kevin, Ciara

designed the stoles that they wore around their neck with symbols of important areas of their lives. Following their profession of faith, each student answered individually that with the help and guidance of God, they intended to continue in the covenant God made with them in Holy Baptism. Each student was asked to write a statement of faith or what they understood about God. Those participating in the laying on of hands came forward. Hands were laid on the heads of each student and a prayer offered. Those participating were family and godparents. - submitted

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All is beautiful in our corner of the world: the falling and faded leaves, the endless variety of flora and fauna, the heavens and the inland sea, even the snow. Some sights and sounds take our breath away. The screech of an eagle as it descends into a lake to pluck a fish out of its depth. A buck that comes charging out of the woods. A full moon half hidden by a silverrimmed cloud. Yes, the world is beautiful, just as its creator meant it to be, for his Perspectives pleasure and for ours. But the world holds cruelty and evil, too. Some never see its beauty because they’re surrounded by devastation, disease or deception. Some are forced to face death every day. There was no death in the Garden of Eden. Everything was perfect and beautiful until our first ancestors sinned. When sin entered the garden, things changed. Ever since, nature—including mankind— has become a slave to decay and death. “The whole creation groans and labors …” (Romans 8:22) The world is going to hell in a handbasket, some say. Even Jesus spoke about the world as a dark, morally evil place compared to his Father’s perfect creation. The devil’s system opposes Christ’s kingdom on this earth, and so we see both sides of the world—the good and the bad. The two systems operating in the world compel us to choose one or the other. Choosing to follow Christ and his teachings means choosing his kingdom of holiness and love rather than the evil of the devil’s system. “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life— is not of the Father but of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:15-17) Like everyone, Christians live in the world. However, Christians are not to be of the world. Rather, they are to be lights in the dark, decaying world. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) It is the light of our Christian testimony, love, and works that shines in the darkness, bringing glory to God. And that is even more beautiful than the beauty of nature. Lord, may our Christian light bring beauty and reconciliation to the world’s dark, decaying corners and crevices. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Dr. Raymond R. Biller

Hilda Idella Johnson Peterson

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Dr. Raymond R. Biller, 90, Balsam Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Friday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. The family will greet visitors at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4 - 7 p.m., and again at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Please see a complete obituary in an upcoming edition. To express online condolences, please visit Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Hilda Idella Junetta Johnson Peterson, 100, resident of Frederic Nursing and Rehab, died peacefully on Oct. 28, 2009. Hilda was born on Oct. 7, 1909, in Sugar Creek Township, to Peter and Ida Johnson. She graduated from Delavan High School and worked for a few years after high school at the Holstein Friesian office in Delavan. On June 11, 1932, she was united in marriage to Olaf Peterson of Clam Falls. They made their home on a farm in Lorain Township and were members of the Clam Falls Lutheran Church for the rest of their lives. Two daughters were born to them, Joanne and Janice. In 1976, the couple retired to Frederic, where they were active in the senior citizen center. Olaf passed away in January of 1980. Hilda continued to live in Frederic. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Ida; her husband, Olaf; her sister, Mildred; and brothers, Allan, Laurel and Arnold. She is survived by her two daughters, Joanne (George) VanPelt and Janice (James) Nelson; 10 grandchildren, Karen (David) Koerner, Sharon (Jeff) Adkins, Wanda VanPelt, Allen (Diane) VanPelt, Roger (Lori) VanPelt, Maria (Jeff) Krahenbuhl, Lisa (Todd) Jensen, Russell (Deb) Nelson, Cheri (Greg) Lyga and Oscar (Roxy) Nelson; 22 great-grandchildren; and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Clam Falls Lutheran Church in Clam Falls, Saturday, Oct. 31. Interment followed at the Clam Falls Cemetery. The Rowe Funeral Home, Frederic, was entrusted with arrangements.

Paul S. Johnson, 76, a resident of Danbury, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Spooner Health System. Paul was born on July 2, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Eliot and Elna Johnson. Paul graduated from high school in Minneapolis. He then attended WITC in Superior where he acquired a degree in electronics. He married Rosa on April 30, 1954, in Minneapolis. He worked for Wagner Surveying as a surveyor for many years. Later, he and Rosa went into the flea market business as vendors. They traveled between Mesa, Ariz., and their home in Danbury working in various flea markets for over 20 years. In Paul’s free time, he enjoyed rock collecting, hunting ducks and deer. He was an avid fisherman, and could catch fish anytime, anywhere. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Nicole; brother, Jimmy Johnson; and sister, Marilyn Clendening. Paul is survived by his wife, Rosa; his children, Nancy (Sonny) Lunsman, Susan Christopherson, Paul E. Johnson; grandchildren, Jaime, Devin, Jacob, Matthew; and great-grandchild, Jeremy. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Homes, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Larry Ronald Norlund Larry Ronald (Mudshark) Norlund, 55, died on Nov. 4, 2009, at St. Croix Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Larry was born in Amery on April 9, 1954, to Albert and Marie (Happy) Norlund, who owned a farm in Apple River Township. In 1967 they moved to Centuria and owned and operated the Norlund Motel. Larry was baptized and confirmed at Georgetown Lutheran Church in Fox Creek. He went to Blake School, a little two-room school, in Georgetown for his first six grades. He then went to Unity School in Milltown for junior high and graduated from Unity High School in 1972. He went to WITC in New Richmond for education in small-engine repairs. A few of his passions included racing, demolition derbies and working on snowmobiles with the Volgrens. He worked for Joe Bibeau at Lakes and Trails in Centuria, and then worked for Durex in Luck. Larry started working part time for Dave Barstol until he started driving semitruck full time for E. L. Murphy, coast to coast, oversized loads. He then drove for Wayne Boatman until he became owner of his own trucking business, which he operated until ALS took over his life. He lived a strong and courageous life with the help of his wife, Kathy, and lived it to the fullest despite the day-to-day challenges. As Larry’s illness progressed, his main method of communication with his friends and family was with his computer. One of his favorite pastimes was to go on eBay, where he purchased many things, especially items from the Norlund Co. Axes, knives, hatchets and all kinds of gadgets bearing the Norlund name were among his favorites. Larry was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan; he had green and gold in his veins. He had the opportunity of watching his Packers at Lambeau and enjoyed every minute of it. Together Larry and Kathy had seven daughters. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Marie (Happy) Norlund; brother, John E. Norlund; and brother-in-law, Gary A. Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters, Jessica, Joline (Troy) Wimmer, Tracé, Kari Jo (Paul) Montpetit, Cassandra, Katie and Kristen Marie; grandchildren, Tyler, Daisy, Cidney, Audrey, Kiley, Joseph Albert, Harley, Melissa, Paige, Jordon and Dean Robert; brother, Fred (Janis) Norlund; sister, Jean (Michael) Ebert, both of Balsam Lake; sister-in-law, Renee Norlund, Minnesota; many aunts, uncles, cousins; his aides and nurses; and many friends. Larry will be missed for his kindness, helpfulness, amazing wit, humor and unforgettable e-mails. He had unconditional love for all. Despite all the challenges he faced, he never complained or felt sorry for himself. When he had a problem, he tackled it with his mind and conquered it. Funeral services will be at Georgetown Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov. 6, with visitation at 10 a.m., and funeral at 11 a.m. Pastor Neal Weltzin will officiate and Tim Sheehan with give the eulogy. Burial will follow at the Georgetown Lutheran Cemetery. The St. Croix Valley Funeral Home and Polk County Cremation Society, St. Croix Falls, was entrusted with arrangements.

Doris June Isabelle VanPelt Doris June Isabelle VanPelt died Oct. 29, 2009, at the United Pioneer Home in Luck. She was 87 years old. She was born June 6, 1922, in Range to James and Myrtie Hughes. Doris married John Leslie VanPelt on Oct. 15, 1946. She entered the United Pioneer Home in June of 2008 after living with her daughter for seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Harold (Bud); daughter, Patricia; seven brothers and one sister. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Sandy (Larry) Wright; grandchildren, Larry Wright, Jr., Robin Ault, Danna VanPelt, Terri Lea Nelson and Jonovan VanPelt.; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held for Doris on Monday, Nov. 2, at Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, with Pastor Andy McDaniel officiating. Music was provided by soloist Terri Stoner and organist Margie Nelson. Pallbearers were Jonavan VanPelt, Brian Hughes, Doug Hughes, Duane Hughes, Larry Wright, Jr. and Larry Wright, Sr. Interment followed the service at Milltown Cemetery. The Rowe Funeral Home of Luck was entrusted with funeral arrangements.


The family of Hilda Peterson gratefully appreciates all the care and companionship the Frederic Nursing and Rehab Center staff provided for our mother and grandmother. May you all be blessed and your good work continue. Thanks to all who expressed sympathy and donated food. Thanks to all the Clam Falls Church WOL ladies for serving lunch. Also, thanks to the Rowe Funeral Home for their help with the arrangements and the Rev. Gary Rokenbrodt for his 499537 11Lp help with the service.

John M. “Jack” Steffen John M. “Jack” Steffen of Osceola died suddenly on Nov. 2, 2009, at the age of 78. Jack was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Somerset Township to Fred and Celia Steffen. He graduated from Osceola High School. He served in the U.S. Army during Korea. On June 28, 1954, he married LaSarah “Sally” Kamph. Jack worked all of his life as a carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making maple syrup and gardening. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally, on Feb. 9 this year; children, Sally Ann, Dale Paul and Sherman; brother, Art; and sister, June Powell. He is survived by children, Bob (Cathy), John (Gail), Donald (Betty), Jim (Patti), Sam (Sally), Lois (Bruce) Spry; 23 grandchildren; great-grandson, Riley; brothers, George (Toyo) of Riverside, Calif. and Phillip (Ann) of Osceola; sisters, Doris Ashline of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tootie Cheney of Melbourne, Fla., and Ruth Anderson of Dresser; nephews, nieces and many other family and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery in Farmington. The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Donna J. Galambos, 68, Scott Township, Burnett County, died Oct. 30, 2009. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, from 3-7 p.m., at the Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. There will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences can be made at The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.


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Deo D. Anderson, 75, Grantsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at the Burnett Medical Center Continuing Care Center, Grantsburg. Deo was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Detroit Lakes, Minn., to John and Evangeline (Olson) Anderson. He loved to work, garden, hunt and fish. He was always ready to help anyone in need. Deo traveled many roads through life, from working as a trapper, grocerystore manager, sheep rancher, machinist and sawyer for the forest service. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a master electrician. He worked on building a dam in Libby, Mont.; tested track for high-speed trains for the railroad in Colorado; worked on the gas pipeline substation in Oklahoma and the sane lane in the Twin Cities. One of the proudest moments in his career was while working at Kelsey Engineering he created the wrench to open the door on the spacecraft. Deo spent the last 21 years at Parker Hannifin as a machine operator, working to the young age of 74. Deo is preceded in death by his parents; son, Little Deo; brothers, Grant and Daryl; sister, Bette Anderson; and sister-in-law, Pat Anderson. Deo is survived by his wife and best friend, Barbara (Bender) Anderson, Grantsburg; children, Andrew (Linda) Anderson, Milltown; Annette Anderson, Buffalo Lake, Minn. and Evangeline (Dan) Knight, Monticello, Minn.; four grandchildren; brothers, James (Evelyn) Anderson, Loretto, Minn., Leo Anderson, Cass Lake, Minn., Harris (Linda) Anderson, Chipley, Fla., John (Joyce) Anderson, Pierz, Minn; sisters, Rose (Clarence) Gunderson, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Dorothy (Norman) Vogt, Rochert, Minn; brother and sister-inlaw, Tom (Lisa) Bender, Poynette; Chris (Dennis) Schwede, Spring Valley; and canine companion, Montana (Tanna). Deo also leaves behind the brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and grandchildren that came into his life and heart by chance to bring him joy. Memorial services were held Nov. 2, at the Wood River Christian Fellowship, Grantsburg, with the Rev. Dan Slaikeu. Interment of cremains will be in the Baldwin Cemetery at a later date. The Anderson Funeral Home, Glenwood City, was entrusted with arrangements.

Gordon Clark Anderson, 83, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the Rice Lake Convalescent Home, Rice Lake, surrounded by his family. Gordon was born to Andrew Gregor and Inez Wallingford Anderson on March 5, 1926, in Eureka Township, Polk County. He spent his childhood in Eureka Center and attended school, graduating from the eighth grade in Balsam Lake, on June 2, 1942. He entered the U.S. Army on June 2, 1942, as a field lineman and received an honorable discharge on April 30, 1946. Gordy then worked for a while in the Twin Cities. Gordon was married to Dorothy Glunz on Aug. 22, 1952. Two children were born to this union, Deborah Marjorie and Douglas Clark. On June 6, 1955, Gordon was baptized into the Christian faith at North Valley Lutheran Church in Milltown, and was received into full communicant membership. In 1956, Gordon began working at the Johnson Feed Mill in St. Croix Falls. On June 5, 1971, he was married to Vierlyn (Toots) B. Tretsven, and they moved to Milltown, where they lived until Gordon retired from Johnson Feed Mill in 1988. They then moved to Barron. Gordon worked several long summers at Seneca Canning Factory in Cumberland. He and Toots enjoyed many years together, camping, fishing and traveling to Truth or Consequences, N. M., and sharing many stories with others about the fun times they had. Gordon battled Parkinson’s disease for many years. After breaking a leg in 2004, he moved into the Rice Lake Convalescent Home. While living there, Gordon enjoyed the love and care given to him by the staff. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arvin; and stepson, Jim Tretsven. He is survived by his wife, Vierlyn, Barron; daughter, Deborah (K. Lee) Elmer, Clayton; son, Douglas (Arlyce) Anderson, Amery; stepchildren, Larry Tretsven, Siren, Linda Chinander, Barron, Bill (Nancy) Tretsven, St. Croix Falls and Judy (Steve) Parker, Frederic; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends. A celebration of life for Gordon will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the Edling Funeral Home, St. Croix Falls. Pastor Eric Christenson will officiate the service with music by K. Lee Elmer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at New Home Cemetery in Eureka Township, 4 p.m. The Edling Funeral Home, St. Croix Falls, was entrusted with arrangements.

Linda T. Long, 63, Balsam Lake, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born on April 15, 1946, in Amery, daughter of Hilbert and Doris (Erickson) Hansen. She enjoyed her hobbies which included sewing, children activities, grandchildren, garage sales, helping people and sharing her many creative talents with others. Linda leaves to celebrate her memory, husband, Kenneth Long of Balsam Lake; children, Todd (April) Owen of Rice Lake, Troy (Heidi) Long of Pensacola, Fla. and Trina (Troy) Strand of Balsam Lake; grandchildren, Peyton and Hadley Owen and Carson Strand; brothers and sisters, Steve (Roberta) Hansen of Balsam Lake, Sherry (Butch) Doornink of Balsam Lake, Shelly Hermansen of Luck, Sheila (Mike) Falb of Comstock, Sam (Val) Hansen of Osceola, Barb (Tom) Sipple of Chippewa Falls; nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and a sister in infancy. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Georgetown Lutheran Church. Pastor Neil Weltzin officiated. Music was provided by Linda’s sister, Sherry Doornink, and family friend, Justin Fonfara. Linda was laid to rest at the Georgetown Lutheran Church Cemetery following the funeral service. Casket bearers were Troy Strand, Jeff Hermansen, Matt Hansen, Michael Hansen, Jason Pfarr, Timothy Steffens and Robert Hank. To express online condolences please visit Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Marie Leona Stetler, 72, Clear Lake, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at the Amery Regional Medical Center. Marie was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Menomonie, the daughter of John and Agnes (Traxler) Steies. She grew up in Dunn County and graduated from Agricultural High School, Menomonie, in 1955. Marie was married to Roger Stetler on Dec. 15, 1956, in Hastings, Minn. Together they made their home in St. Paul, Minn., where she was employed at West Publishing for a number of years. In 1964, Marie and Roger moved to Clear Lake where they operated a dairy farm and raised their four children, David, Steve, Linda and Valerie. In addition to operating the dairy farm, Marie was also employed at Specialty Coatings Systems in Clear Lake for several years before retiring in 2003. In her spare time she enjoyed watching TV, crocheting, doing puzzles and visiting with friends. Marie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-granchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters. She is survived by husband, Roger, Clear Lake; sons, David (Sylvia), Clear Lake, Steve (Karen), Elko, Minn.; daughters, Linda (Don) Parks, Savage, Minn., Valerie (Dean) Vee, Andover, Minn.; grandchildren, Susen (Jacob) Hubred, Amery, Brian Stetler, Clear Lake, Travis Stetler, Elko, Minn., Matthew and Sydnee Vee, Andover, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Carson and Jordan Hubred; brother, Kenneth Steies, Big Lake, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Scheuemann-Hammer Funeral Home, Clear Lake, on Sunday, Nov. 1, with Pastor Shannon Mattison officiating. Interment was at the Sherman Township Cemetery in Dunn County. The Scheuemann-Hammer Funeral Home, Clear Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Richard Macho Richard Macho, 85, Siren, died Nov. 1, 2009. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 from 5 – 7 p.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Homes, Siren Chapel. Funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., (visitation 10-11 a.m.) at Siren United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Webster. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Homes, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

Edna T. Richison Edna T. Richison, 73, a resident of Frederic, died on Oct. 28, 2009, at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. Edna was born on Jan, 1, 1936, in Ladysmith, to Theodore and Eutha Kern. Edna married Merlin Richison on July 2, 1955, in Atlas. To this union five children were born. Edna was employed at Capeside Cove Good Samaritan Center in Siren for over 25 years, with her final position being an activities aide. She was a member of the Siren United Methodist Church and the Women’s Group. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlin; son, Merlin Jr.; and granddaughter, Sarah Howe. Edna is survived by her children, Kimmy (Denny) Lockwood, Carla (Rick) Howe, Larold (Debbie) Richison and Missy (Tim) Beedle; 14 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; brother, William “Pete” (Bettie) Kern; sisters, Nancy Schnieder, Bette (Merle) Brown, Bonnie (Brad) Hanson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at the Siren United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Cook officiating. Music was provided by organist Nancy Jappe. Interment followed at the Siren Lakeview Cemetery in Siren. Casket bearers were Josh Engstrand, Amber Richison, Rhyan Schultz, Matthew Howe, Laina Richison, Nicholas Howe, Tasha Engstrand, Molly Rusher and Heather Richison. Honorary casket bearers were Chad Howe, Sam Beedle, Stephanie Beedle, Emily Beedle and Jennifer Corrigan. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Homes, Siren Chapel, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Kay E. Kettula, 46, a resident of Danbury, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Kay was born on April 23, 1963, in Eagle River, to Hugo and Ruby Kettula. Kay attended Frederic High School, graduating in 1981. She had most recently been employed as a prep cook at the Hole In the Wall Casino in Danbury. She enjoyed crafts and quilting. She also enjoyed looking for agates and spending time with her family. Kay is survived by her parents, Hugo and Ruby Kettula; her significant other, William Holmes; children, Amber Kettula, Jake Holmes and Gage Holmes; grandchildren, Samantha and Riley; her siblings, Linda (Joe) Wells, Richard (Bonnie) Kettula, David (Arlene) Kettula, Kathy (Robin) Marlow; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., (visitiation 1 – 2 p.m.) at the Lewis United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Music will be provided by Kordi Kurkowski and Gloria Chell. The Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Homes, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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Sibling rivalry can be sparked by parents QUESTION: If jealousy between kids is so common, then how can parents minimize the natural antagonism children feel for their siblings? DR. DOBSON: It’s helpful to avoid circumstances that compare them unfavorably with each other. They are extremely sensitive to the competitive edge of their relationship. The question is not “How am I doing?” it is “How am I doing compared with John or Steven or Marion?” The issue is not how fast I can run, but who crosses the finish line first. A boy does not care how tall he is; he is vitally interested in who is tallest. Each child systematically measures himself against his peers and is tremendously sensitive to failure within his own family. Accordingly, parents should guard against comparative statements that routinely favor one child over another. Perhaps an illustration will help make the case. When I was about 10 years old, I loved to play with a couple of dogs that belonged to two families in the neighborhood. One was a black Scottie who liked to chase and retrieve tennis balls. The other was a pug bulldog who had a notoriously bad attitude. One day as I was tossing the ball for the Scottie, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to throw it in the direction of the ol’ grouch. It was not a smart move. The ball rolled under the bulldog, who grabbed the Scottie by the throat when he tried to retrieve it. It was an awful scene. Neighbors came running as the Scottie screamed in pain. It took ten minutes and a garden hose to pry the bulldog’s grip loose, and by then the

Scottie was almost dead. He spent two weeks in the hospital, and I spent two weeks in “the doghouse.” I regret throwing that ball to this day. I have thought about that experience many times and have begun to recognize its application to human relationships. Indeed, it is a very simple thing to precipitate a fight between people. All that is necessary is to toss a ball, symbolically, under the more aggressive of the two and prepare for the battle that ensues. This is done by repeating negative comments one has made or by baiting one in the presence of the other. It can be accomplished in business by assigning overlapping territory to two managers. They will tear each other to pieces in the inevitable rivalry. Alas, it happens every day. This principle is also applicable to siblings. It is remarkably easy to make them mortal enemies. All a parent must do is toss a ball in the wrong direction. Their natural antagonism will do the rest. ••• QUESTION: How early in life is a child capable of making a strong-willed stand in defiance against his or her parents? DR. DOBSON: Depending on the temperament of the individual, defiant behavior can be displayed by very young children. A father once told me of taking

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his 3-year-old daughter to a basketball game. The child was, of course, interested in everything in the gym except the athletic contest. The father permitted her to roam freely and climb on the bleachers, but he set up definite limits regarding how far she could stray. He took her by the hand and walked with her to a stripe painted on the gym floor. “You can play all around the building, Janie, but don’t go past this line,” he instructed her. Dad had no sooner returned to his seat than the toddler scurried in the direction of the forbidden territory. She stopped at the border for a moment, then flashed a grin over her shoulder to her father and deliberately placed one foot over the line as if to say, “Whacha gonna do about it?” Virtually every parent the world over has been asked the same question at one time or another. That’s the way some kids are made. ••• Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from "Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide" and "Bringing Up Boys," both published by Tyndale House. COPYRIGHT 2009 JAMES DOBSON INC., DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; 816581-7500

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



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




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


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


Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor John Clasen; Pastoral Serv. 349-5280 Sun. Schl. 8:15 a.m.; Sun. Wor. - 9:30 a.m.


Pastor Mark Richardson, 715-755-2562 1947 110th Ave., Dresser Sun. Contemp. Serv. 8:15 a.m.; Heart Song (Gospel) Serv. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Trad. Serv. 10:45 a.m.;






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


Rev. Jody Walter, Interim, Phone 327-8608; Church Phone 866-7191 Sun. Wors. - 9:15 a.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


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

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


1614 CTH, North Luck Office Ph.472-2605; Dial-A-Devotion 472-2345 Sun. Worship - 9 a.m.


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


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

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



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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Rev. Jody Walter, Interim Home 715-327-8608; Church 715-866-7191 Sunday Worship Service - 7:45 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


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


CTH H, 1/2 mi. N. of CTH A & H on H Church Off. 715-635-7791 Roger Pittman, Pastor Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Worship Serv. 8 &10 a.m.; Sat. 7 p.m.; Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays


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


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


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

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


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




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


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




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


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


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



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

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


ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 1606 165th Ave., CTH I, Centuria Paul Foulke, Pastor, 715-485-3363 Sun. Wor. - 9 a.m.


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

LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST Tom Cook, Pastor Worship 8:45 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 a.m.


Pastor Annie Tricker Sun. Wor. 11 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 11 a.m. Potluck dinner 1st Sunday

OSCEOLA UNITED METHODIST 306 River Street, Osceola, 715-755-2275 Pastor Mark Gilbert Adult Class - 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Schl. 10 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. Sun. School is at 9 a.m., Nursery available


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


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


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

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


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



Pastor Martin Weigand - 715-294-3489 Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Class 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.


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



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

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

Pastors Mike & Linda Rozumalski 1 mi. west of Luck on N, 2478 170th St., Luck Sun. Schl. 9 a.m.; Fellowship 9:45 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

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



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

Rt. 1, Balsam Lake, WI (Fox Creek) Pastor Neal Weltzen; GT Office - 857-5580, Parsonage - 822-3001, TR Office - 822-3001 Wors. Serv. 10:30 a.m.; Sun. Schl. 9:15 a.m.; Holy Communion - 1st Sun. of each month Phone 327-4340, 327-8384, 327-8090 Pastor David Almlie Worship 9:15 a.m.; Sun. School 10:30 a.m. Communion - 1st & 2nd Sundays


113 W. Main St.. W., Phone 715-825-2453 Pastor Danny G. Wheeler 9 a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9:30 a.m. Sun. Schl.; 10:40 a.m. Worship Serv..


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


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


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


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.


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


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



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


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

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


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


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



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



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


FULL GOSPEL WOOD RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Dan Slaikeu 4 mi. SE of Grantsburg on Williams Rd. Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Wor. 10:30 a.m.


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



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






Pastor Bruce Tanner, 715-268-2176 942 U.S. Hwy. 8, Amery Sun. Schl. 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Pastor Greg Lund, 715-327-8767 700 Churchwood Lane; 505 Old CTH W Sun. Schl. - 9 a.m.; Morn. Worship - 10:15 a.m.; Nursery provided for all services BAPTIST


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


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


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


131 Broadway St., 715-268-2223; Pastor Charlie Butt, Lead Pastor Sunday Worship: 9 - 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 11:45 a.m.; Childrens church ages 3-4 Sun. Schl. for Pre-K to 5th; Sun. Schl. for Jr./Sr. high meet in teen center Nursery available


Pastor Kevin Miller Associate Pastor Roger Inouye Sunday School - (all ages) - 9:30 a.m. Church Serv. - 10:45 a.m.


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


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

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




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


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

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

523 1st St., Clayton, 715-948-2493 Fr. Christopher Wojcik, Pastor Sat. Vespers - 5 p.m.; Sun. Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. Meeting at Zion Lutheran Church, 28005 Old Towne Rd., Chisago Lakes, MN Fr. Robert McMeekin, pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.



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


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



CENTERPOINT CHURCH “Come as you are”

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

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


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

NEW WINE CHURCH - CENTURIA 309 5th Street, 715-338-2751 Pastors Randy and Pam Stone Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.

NORTHERN PINES FRIENDS WORSHIP GROUP 715-733-0481 or 715-733-0480 for time of meeting.




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

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Kaila Jeske has been chosen Frederic Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in fifth grade and the daughter of Tory and Angela Jeske. Kaila has a positive attitude in school and excellent work ethics. She is friendly and helpful to anyone who needs the extra attention. Kaila may be quiet and shy, but she will surprise you with her classroom responses. Kaila is a great student in school.

Kendra Mosay has been chosen Frederic Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of David and Brenda Buck. Kendra is an excellent student with great school spirit. She is a very hard worker who goes out of her way to be friendly toward others. Kendra is involved in confirmation, dance, volleyball, basketball and soccer. She enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. She wants to go to college to become a therapist and cosmetologist.

Daniel Larson has been chosen Frederic High School’s student of the week. He is a freshman and the son of Lydell and Wendy Larson. Daniel is a good student with a good personality, good work habits and is respectful and friendly. He is involved in basketball, track and baseball. Daniel enjoys biking, snowboarding and in-line skating. His future plans are to become a police officer.

Bekah Curtin has been chosen Grantsburg Middle School’s student of the week. She is in eighthgrade and the daughter of Tim and Penny Curtin. Bekah is a very conscientious student and she is always willing to help whenever she can. She has been a student mentor and goes above and beyond to make new students feel welcome. Bekah likes all her classes and is very active in student council, choir, band, swing choir and youth group.



Hunter Sellent has been chosen Luck Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in second grade and the son of Travis and Marie Sellent. Hunter is a very hard worker. He is very kind and thoughtful. Hunter’s favorite subject is phy ed. After school, Hunter likes to play with his sister.

Reilly Giller has been chosen Luck Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Terri and Gary Giller. Reilly is a hardworking and positive role model for others to follow. She is involved in volleyball, basketball and softball. Reilly enjoys playing golf, spending time with her nephews, shopping, hunting, fishing and shooting trap. Her mom has been the greatest influence in her life.

Devin Harvieux as been chosen Luck High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Toni Harvieux and Chris Asper. Devin is a fun student to have in class. He is intelligent, insightful, has a great attitude and sets a good example for others. Devin works at Van Meter’s Meats Market and is involved in basketball. He enjoys hunting, fishing, riding dirt bike and snowmobile and being outdoors. His future plans are to attend WITC.

Ella Bobzin has been chosen St. Croix Falls Elementary School’s student of the week. She is in first grade and the daughter of Erik Bobzin and Gatta Lendoski. Ella enjoys reading and art class. She likes spending time with her family, especially playing games like tic-tac-toe and tag. Ella helps her little brother learn. She collects Pet Shop pets. Ella likes to draw and thinks she would like to be an artist some day. She is very polite and pleasant.

Daniel Horn has been chosen St. Croix Falls Middle School’s student of the week. He is in eighth grade and the son of Tom and Linette Horn. Daniel takes pride in his work and is a very talented math student. He is a unique learner and therefore a unique kid. Daniel is involved in wrestling and football. He enjoys fishing and weight lifting. Daniel’s favorite subject is tech ed because he enjoys using the computer to draw and construct things.

Maddie Sullivan has been chosen St. Croix Falls High School’s student of the week. She is a Maddie enjoys freshman. singing, reading, shopping, hanging out with friends and acting in the school play. She is involved in the clowns organization, student council, drama, Forensics and choir.



Brach Christianson has been chosen Siren Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in first grade. Brach is creative, very kind and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is always willing to help others. Brach is an exceptional reader and writer. When he gets older he would like to be an artist and photographer. In school he enjoys attending music and physical education classes. Brach admires President Obama.

Tommy Bloomquist has been chosen Grantsburg High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Shelly Nelson. Tommy has shown much growth as a singer and leader in choir. He is helpful and consistently positive. Tommy rides bike for exercise, baby-sits and is in a private rock band. He enjoys playing music and his main instruments are drums and guitar. Tommy hopes to make a living by music.

Aaron Zirngibl has been chosen Siren Middle School’s student of the week. He is in seventh grade and the son of Joe Zirngibl and Valerie Rust. Aaron has responded in a positive, upbeat manner to the challenges of life in middle school. He has continued to make good progress and is an eager learner. Aaron is very serious about his classes and assignments. He has a pleasing personality and has made many friends.

Cody Spafford has been chosen Siren High School’s student of the week. He is a junior and the son of Paula and Shad Spafford. In class, Cody is able to initiate interesting and productive discussions. In his free time, he likes to watch movies.

Morgan Mulroy has been chosen Webster Elementary School’s student of the week. She is the daughter of John and Brenda Mulroy. Morgan is an excellent student. She works hard in class and is also very helpful to her teacher and classmates. When not in school she likes to play ball with her dad and play on her swing set.

Bradley Brown has been chosen Webster Middle School’s student of the week. He is in fifth grade and the son of Cathy and Doug Brown. Bradley is a very polite, hardworking student who is friendly to everyone in his class. His respect, excellent study habits and pleasant attitude are very positive. Bradley sets an example for all of the other students. He enjoys hunting, trapping and many outdoor activities.

Danielle Stanton has been chosen Webster High School’s student of the week. She is a senior and the daughter of Lore and Dennis Quinn. Danielle is always working in class and she does well. She is a fun and pleasant person to be around. Danielle is very disciplined and wellmannered. She is involved in People to People student ambassadors. Danielle enjoys music, singing, dance, reading and writing poems. She plans to go to Stevens Point to become a children’s psychologist.


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Jordan Merrill-Meissner has been chosen Unity Elementary School’s student of the week. He is in third grade and the son of Angela Lakner and Doug Merrill. Jordan shows good interest in all areas of learning. His academic performance and positive attitude make him an exemplary student. He has awesome leadership skills and is a friend to all. Jordan really likes to sing.

Eryn Mares has been chosen Unity Middle School’s student of the week. She is in seventh grade and the daughter of Tim and Diane Mares. Eryn is a great student and hard worker. She contributes to class and has a great sense of humor. Eryn is kind and has a terrific attitude and is inquisitive.

Jared Mork has been chosen Unity High School’s student of the week. He is a senior and the son of Mary Abrahms and Jeff Mork. Jared enjoys playing basketball and spending time on the computer. He also spends time working with his car. Jared is always willing to lend a hand when asked. Next year he plans to go to college for marketing and business.



• Seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines by Burnett County Health Department at the senior center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 715-349-7600,

Balsam Lake

Coming events

• Infant/child review at the Red Cross office, 5:30-8 p.m., 715-485-3025,


• TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly meet at senior citizen center, 5:30 p.m., 715-472-2341.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise 10-11 a.m.; Skip-Bo 11 a.m.-noon and 500 Cards and Dominos 12:30-4 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901.


• Dining at Five meal at the senior center, 5 p.m., 715-866-5300.


WED. & THURS./11 & 12


• Cribbage & Bridge at the senior center, 911:30 a.m.


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


• Lutefisk/meatball dinner at the American Legion Hall, 4 p.m.-gone, 715-431-0365.



• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m. • TOPS weekly meeting at Comforts of Home, 5:30 p.m.

• Dining at Five dinner at the senior center, 5 p.m., 715-349-7810. • Marine Corps League meeting at Little Mex, 1900 or 7 p.m., 715-327-4882. • “Christmas in a BAAG” holiday arts event, 715-349-8448. • Cribbage at the senior center, 9-11:30 a.m.


• Snowmobile club meeting at Luck Township Hall, 7 p.m.



• Veterans Day Program at the United VFW Post 6856, 5 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. program and fireworks.

• United Methodist Church turkey dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.

St. Croix Falls


• Exercise 10-11 a.m.; Skip-Bo 11 a.m.-noon and 500 Cards 6:30-10 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901. • Ladies Night Out downtown, 4:30-8 p.m.

• TOPS weekly meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8:30 a.m., 715-755-3123, 715-2943987.

Shell Lake

Taylors Falls, Minn.

• Free dinner at Our Community Table, United Methodist Church, 4-6 p.m., 715-468-2405.

• Herbs vs. Flu at the Equinox Health Center, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 763-245-3894.

FRIDAY/6 Amery

• Swiss steak dinner at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4:30-7 p.m., 715-268-7283.


• “Under Our Skin,” Lyme documentary at First Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-4551979, 715-822-5930.



• Cribbage at the senior center, 9-11:30 a.m.

A muddy Webster Tigers football helmet offers a glimpse of the game conditions in Webster during last Saturday's playoff game against Glenwood City. The Tigers lost a tough one, 26-12. – Photo by Marty Seeger

Balsam Lake

• 37th-annual HCE Christmas Fair at Unity High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 715-948-2323.

Clam Falls

• Pokeno at the senior center, 12:30 p.m. due to monthly meeting. • Monthly meeting at the senior center, 1:30 p.m.

• Town comprehensive planning committee to hold special meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, 715653-4247.


• Ruby’s Pantry at the town maintenance building, 10-11:30 a.m.

• Beef stew supper at the Methodist church, 4-7 p.m.


• Harvest Feast III, harvest soup supper at West Denmark Church hall, 5-8 p.m. • The Polk County Republican Party will hold its 2009 Annual Reagan Day Dinner at Trollhaugen Convention Center in Dresser. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Call 715755-2644 for reservations or more information.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise 10-11 a.m.; Skip-Bo 11 a.m.-noon, Bridge 10 a.m.-noon, and Bingo 1-3 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901.


• East Immanuel Lutheran Church dinner, bake and craft sale, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Danbury Frederic

• Noon buffet and cards or Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.


• Trinity Lutheran Church bazaar and lunch, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Bluegrass/country gospel jam at the Lewis Methodist Church, 6-9 p.m.


• Holiday craft fair, bake sale at the elementary school, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-635-2667 after 4:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Sidewalk Café to perform at Festival Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Turtle Lake

• Veterans Day dance at the Legion Post, 7:30 p.m.-midnight.


• Veterans Day parade on French Road next to Gandy Dancer, lineup at 10:30 a.m., 715-8664764.

MONDAY/9 Frederic

• Spades at the senior center, 1 p.m.


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


• NARFE Chapter 1581 dinner meeting at Hog Wild, noon, 715-327-8658.


• Cribbage at the senior center, 9-11:30 a.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise 10-11 a.m.; Skip-Bo 11 a.m.-noon and 500 Cards 6:30-10 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901.

THURS.-SAT./12-14 St. Croix Falls


St. Croix Falls

FRI. & SAT./13 & 14

• High school vocal jazz concert at Unity school auditorium, 7 p.m.


• Exercise 10-11 a.m. and Skip-Bo 11 a.m.noon at the senior center, 715-483-1901.

• A Northwoods Christmas at Northwoods Crossing Event Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 715-2227071. • Bake sale, quilt & crafts at the Methodist church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


• “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the elementary gym. Thurs. & Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 and 7 p.m., 715-483-2507 ext. 1301.


• American Legion 50th turkey party at Milltown Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Exercise 10-11 a.m. and Skip-Bo 11 a.m.noon and birthday party 12:30-3 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901. • Veterans Day dinner at American Legion Post 143, 6 p.m., program and Bingo.

TUESDAY/10 Dresser

• Chronic Illness/Disability Support Group will meet at the Peace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m., 715-755-2515.


• “Odd Jobs” at the high school, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY/13 Amery

• Bridal Expo at J. Kessler Jewelers, 5:308 p.m.

The Crush Band

Frederic Elementary hosted the band Crush on Friday, Oct. 30. The band members are Bruce Middle School students Emma and Hanna, both age 12, and Henry, age 10. Their message is to “Get smart” and to offer alternatives to alcohol and drugs by promoting positive lifestyle choices. “The Get Smart program was an interactive one-hour event for our 4K – sixth-grade students which included fun, popular, upbeat music; audience participation; skits; video; and PowerPoint. The students were singing along and were very involved with the program - they had a lot of fun and heard a great message,” said Principal Kelly Steen. Crush is a professional youth band from Bruce. They have been playing together for two years. They spend their school year promoting the Get Smart message and spend their summers touring with The Twerps. You can visit Crush on Facebook at The Crush Band. - Special photos

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