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Flu vaccine starts to arrive Get shots early, says health department PAGE 3

Village president opposes land purchase Says she wants to represent the people PAGE 4

Labor of love Currents feature

Luck man loses life in roadside accident

Travis Webb was jump-starting vehicle when collision occurred PAGE 2

Early deadline FREDERIC/SIREN/ST. CROIX FALLS — The Inter-County Leader staff reminds everyone that our newspaper offices will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Deadline for all ads and news copy for the Sept. 9 edition of the Leader is Friday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m.. — Editor

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Which bus is mine? These two girls are searching for the right bus number to make sure they board the right bus after their first day of school at St. Croix Falls Elementary Sept 1. –Photo by Tammi Milberg

“She would have never left her children” Search continues for missing Polk County woman; no signs of foul play

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Rose Marie Bly, 21, went missing Aug. 21 from her rural St. Croix Falls home. - Special photo

POLK COUNTY - “I am just wandering,” said Candus Harer as she walked towards downtown Grantsburg, Saturday afternoon.”I always look forward to the fair, but I haven’t even been up there. I can’t. I am just wandering.” Harer’s daughter, 21-year-old Rose Marie Bly, has been missing since Friday, Aug. 21, when she left her home in rural St. Croix Falls, saying she was going to meet a cousin at a Cushing tavern. Her husband discovered the next morning she hadn’t returned home and then discovered she hadn’t shown up at the tavern, either. The white 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix she was driving was found Wednesday, Aug. 26, in a parking lot in

the village of Grantsburg. Harer talked about the discovery of her daughter’s car in the municipal parking lot between the Grantsburg Post Office and the Laundromat by a member of the Burnett County Citizen’s Patrol. “I got a call from one of the citizens patrol saying ‘I think we found Rose’s car.’” Harer said he asked her to come downtown to identify the car as the license plate number didn’t match the one on the flyer. “I had put the wrong number on the flyer, but I knew right away when I saw the car that it was Rose’s and I called 911. Then the Grantsburg officer (Dan Wald) came to the car.” Harer said she drives by the lot every day to her job at the Family Dollar Store and would have noticed if it had been

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New casino/hotel awaits completion No official word has been issued from the St. Croix Tribe on the progress of its new casino and hotel at Danbury, however, it’s been learned that efforts are being made to start up construction on the project again within the next few months. The project is approximately a year behind schedule due to challenges in financing the project. The new casino, originally scheduled to open in late 2008, will offer a larger gaming floor and a new hotel with banquet room. A convention center may be added later. Miron Construction has been the main contractor for the project. - Photo by Gary King

Luck man dies in roadside accident POLK COUNTY - A 37-year-old Luck man was fatally injured Saturday night when the vehicle he was using to jump-start another vehicle was struck from behind by a third vehicle, causing him to be crushed between two vehicles. Travis Webb was taken to St. Croix Re- Travis Webb gional Medical Center and then by helicopter to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He died at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Department, a 911 call was made at approximately 9:05 p.m. notifying authorities of a private party that was transporting a male subject to the hospital from a motor vehicle incident in Sterling Township.

The injuries were reported to be serious, and an ambulance was dispatched to intercept the vehicle which was southbound from the Cushing area. At about the same time a female called from the same area advising she was involved in a crash and that the other party involved was being transported to an area hospital. Through investigation it appears that a vehicle being driven by Catherine Halverson, 33, Forest Lake, Minn., had mechancial problems on Evergreen Avenue, near 260th Street. A passenger in that vehicle was identified as Nicolle Webb, 34, of Luck. Webb telephoned her husband for assistance with the vehicle. Travis Webb arrived on the scene and parked his vehicle in such a way as to "jump-start" the Halverson vehicle. He was standing in between the two vehicles when a third vehicle, driven by Patricia

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Hanson, 53, of St. Croix Falls, traveling westbound, struck the Halverson vehicle from behind. The resulting collision pushed the Halverson vehicle into Travis Webb and his vehicle. Webb was taken by his wife Nicolle and Halverson to St. Croix Regional Medical Center. Hanson drove two miles to her residence and notified the sheriff's office of the incident. The crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Webb is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Trade River Ev. Free Church, Grantsburg. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola. Interment at Wolf Creek Cemetery. A complete obituary can be found elsewhere in this issue. Condolences can be left at

Prayer event set BALSAM LAKE -A Prayer for America gathering will be held at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. All Polk County citizens are invited to take part in the event, which has a goal of awakening America through prayer for the country in every county across the nation. Those unable to be in Balsam Lake are asked to join in prayer on their noon break. For more information call 715-7554817. - with submitted information

Missing woman/from page 1 there the previous day. “That’s the route I take to work and I would have noticed Rose’s car if it was there.” Sheriff Tim Moore said there have been leads, but none have panned out thus far. He said four investigators canvassed around the area where the car was found, talking to business owners and possible eyewitnesses. The keys were not in the car and there was no evident damage or clues. Bly apparently left her home with little money and no credit or debit cards. Police have checked phone records and conducted ground and air searches. The sheriff noted the husband is not a suspect (passing a lie detector test) and there seems to be no signs of foul play. He noted the fact that Bly left two children under the age of 2 at home is something a mother would normally not do. Bly’s mother also found that fact disturbing. “I am confused,” Harer said. “She would have never left her children.” Harer said she last spoke to Rose on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the day the tornado warnings went out, and last saw Rose and her children at a family reunion in Ham-

Candus Harer, the mother of Rose Bly, is asking people to pray for the safe return of her daughter. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer mond on Aug. 16, when, Harer said, everything was fine with Rose. “She was born and raised in Grantsburg and is a loving mother,” said Harer, when asked what she would like people to know about her daughter. “She loves riding horses and collecting rocks. She’s tak-

ing classes and wants to write children’s books.” At some point during the evening she left, Bly contacted her husband and told him she would be back around midnight. Before leaving, she took part in a family meal with her husband and father. Harer said she felt it was “very weird” that Rose was reported missing in the Wolf Creek area and her car was found in Grantsburg the day after she put up flyers. She said authorities told her they found only her daughter’s fingerprints and those of her daughter’s husband and children in the car. Harer said Rose’s classmates have been stopping by the store to see if there’s anything they can do. Harer is asking people to keep praying for her daughter and keep a lookout for anything which would lead to her whereabouts. “She’s still my baby and I am praying for her safe return.” Moore is asking people with any information on this case to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Department at 715-4858300. - Gary King and Priscilla Bauer

Briefly RURAL FREDERIC - Have you ever wanted to learn a little more about wine without being intimidated? Well, now is your chance! Trade River Winery is offering several classes this fall to take the mystery out of wine. You’ll learn where the “tobacco” taste of the wine comes from and how pink wines are made. The basics of food and wine pairings will be taught by experimenting with samples of several different wines and accompaniments. Classes are for beginners and “wine-o’s” alike! Class themes and dates are: Sept. 15 – The Process of Making Wine; Sept. 29 – Wine Tasting Basics; Oct. 13 – Throwing a Wine Tasting Party; Nov. 10 – Holiday Entertaining. Class size is limited. Contact Trade River Winery at 715-327-4193 or to sign up.with submitted information ••• TAYLORS FALLS - Never donated blood before? Or have questions? Stop in and talk to an American Red Cross registered nurse. Double Red machines will be available to those donors who qualify. Want to learn more, call 800-GIVE-LIFE, or 800-4483-5433. A hospitality group from First Evangelical Lutheran Church will provide a meal to donors. Did you know one pint of blood can save three lives? How about you ... can you spare an hour and make a difference in the lives of three individuals that depend on your generosity? There is a good chance most of us will need blood at some point in our life; think of it as paying it forward. The Bloodmobile will be at the Taylors Falls Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1-7 p.m. Walk in or contact Jeannette, American Red Cross volunteer coordinator at 651257-4165 or Becky at 651-465-3265. - with submitted information ••• BALSAM LAKE - Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at Unity High School on Hwy. 46 north of Balsam Lake, Polk County’s Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold a homeowner information meeting. The chapter is seeking a family for the 2010 home build. Those interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity for this opportunity are asked to attend the meeting to get more information, have questions answered or fill out an application. Chapter members will be available for assistance. The application asks for data on all sources of income, debts and tax information. Interested families should bring these documents to the meeting for faster processing. More detailed information is available at 715-268-6589 or e-mail: Also see the Web site: for qualifications and family selection process information. - with submitted information ••• POLK COUNTY - The St. Croix Valley Chapter, American Red Cross is looking for few good people to become CPR/AED instructors. This course trains participants to teach American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED. They will be able to teach courses in adult, child and infant CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillators. Please contact your local Red Cross office if you are interested 715-485-3025. – submitted


Lively weeks for Polk County

Three suits filed, two investigations completed, lime quarry closed

by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – The last weeks of August were a lively period in Polk County. The county was a party to three new lawsuits. A long-standing pair of investigations by the Wisconsin Department of Justice has been closed. And the county closed its lime quarry on short notice. One lawsuit was the long-expected claim from Rice Partnership, the proposed buyer of Golden Age Manor, the county’s nursing home in Amery. Rice is suing the county to recover the money it spent preparing to take over operations of GAM in April 2008. The suit, filed in Outagamie County on Aug. 24, is asking for $232,674 plus legal fees and court costs. Rice had originally filed its claim with the county in January. The county board rejected the claim in April. The second suit was filed against Polk County and Sheriff Tim Moore by Brady

number 07-54 looked into issues relating to the Tulgren arrest, the taping of an interview with Tryn Johnson in 2002, and possible campaign violations during the 2006 election of a Polk County sheriff. The Johnson issue was concluded with Kutz finding no basis for charges against the sheriff. A subsequent suit against Sheriff’s Deputy Arling Olson on the Johnson taping was dismissed in May 2009. The third part of the DOJ case has now been completed. A letter dated Aug. 19 states that there is insufficient evidence to support criminal prosecutions against two Polk County employees under investigation for alleged incidents during the 2006 election. Paul Barnett, Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General, states that there is no need to appoint a special prosecutor. The Leader has been informed by the DOJ that investigations 06-2000 and 07-369, the last remaining parts of DOJ case 07-54, are now closed. That leaves the sudden closing of the Polk County lime quarry. That action was announced Thursday, Aug. 27, in a short memo from county board Chair Bryan Beseler. (See separate story for details.)

Polk County closes lime quarry

Sudden action catches public, staff off guard

by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE / ALDEN – The Polk County lime quarry was closed suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 27. A one-line notice signed by county board Chair Bryan Beseler and lime committee Chair Larry Jepsen stated that the quarry, located on 50th Avenue and CTH M in Alden, would be closed until further notice. No reason was given, but the notice related the closing to sections of the Wisconsin statutes and administrative codes. Neither Beseler nor corporation counsel Jeff Fuge responded to requests for more information on the closing. The closing came about suddenly late

Thursday afternoon. Employees at the quarry and members of the quarry governing committee were unaware that the closing was coming. In fact, several members of the lime quarry committee only learned the closing from public sources. Ted Johnson, a public member of the committee who lives just a few miles south of the quarry, did not find out about the closing until the following Monday. A steady stream of trucks arrived at the quarry on Monday to purchase lime for delivery to farmers preparing their fields. They were met with a short notice taped to the quarry office window. One trucker had driven his semi from Roberts, some 20 miles to the south. Another had reportedly prepaid for a load of lime to be delivered to a farmer who was planting winter wheat. While no details were released about the closing, the two documents men-

tioned in the closing notice relate to lime quality testing and lime quarry materials and sales. Those documents are Wisconsin statute 94.66 and Chapter ATCP 41 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. (The notice did not specify the ATCP part of the chapter title. There are several chapter 41s in various part of the code). Two members of the lime quarry committee said they hoped a meeting would be called later this week to explain the reason for the closing and the future of the quarry. As of now, the only activity at the quarry is the arrival of lime customers and a number of highway department trucks bringing dirt from the Woodley Dam removal project. That dirt, dredged from the Apple River, will be used in the future as part of the quarry pit reclamation.

Flu vaccine starts to arrive

Get shots early, says health department

POLK COUNTY – The Polk County Health Department, in a coordinated effort with local medical centers, is urging residents to get their seasonal influenza shot early. Every flu season has the potential to cause widespread illness, increased clinic visits, hospitalizations and even deaths. The Centers for Disease Control is concerned that this could be a particularly severe flu season due to the H1N1 virus circulating at the same time as the seasonal influenza virus.

Local unemployment drops but still up from last year by Sherill Summer BURNETT AND POLK COUNTIES The July unemployment figures for Polk and Burnett counties were released on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Both counties showed a decrease in unemployment compared to last month, but as has been the case for many months, both counties showed a big increase when compared to July of last year. Burnett County had nearly a 1-percent drop in its unemployment rate, 9.6 percent, compared to the June rate of 10.5 percent. A year ago the unemployment rate in Burnett County was 5.6

Tulgren on Aug. 21 in Federal District Court. Tulgren is claiming that he was subjected to excessive force during his arrest in 2003. The claim was investigated before as part of a Wisconsin Department of Justice investigation of the sheriff’s department in early 2007. As part of the earlier investigation, Tulgren and all four officers at the scene of the arrest were interviewed. Kenneth Kutz, special prosecutor for that 2007 investigation, found that no charges against the sheriff were warranted. Kutz stated, in his report dated Dec. 18, 2007, that officers are permitted to use the necessary amount of force in making an arrest and that inconsistencies in the testimonies made it impossible to meet the criminal burden of proof that a crime was committed. The third suit was filed against the county, the jail nurse, and the sheriff’s department by Daniel Owens in Federal District Court on Aug. 19. In that suit, reported on last week in the Leader, Owens claims that he did not receive proper medical treatment while in the county jail awaiting trial. The closed investigations were related to the 2007 DOJ investigation mentioned above in the Tulgren suit. That DOJ case

percent. Polk County dropped to 9.3 percent compared to the June rate of 10 percent. A year ago the unemployment rate in Polk County was 4.7 percent. In July, 67 of 72 counties recorded a lower unemployment rate during July. Dane County recorded the lowest rate at 5.9 percent, followed by Pepin at 6.2 percent. The highest rate was 18.2 percent in Menominee County. The July unemployment rate for the state as a whole was 8.7 percent, while the nation’s unemployment rate was 9.7.

Seasonal flu shot clinics are now being scheduled at the Polk County Health Department, Amery Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center and St. Croix Regional Medical Center. The seasonal flu vaccine is unlikely to provide protection against the new H1N1 influenza, but it is still important to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine. No vaccine is 100-percent effective against preventing disease, but vaccination is the best protection against influenza and can prevent many illnesses and deaths. Anyone who wishes to reduce their risk of getting influenza should get a flu shot. Some individuals are at higher risk for acquiring influenza and/or may suffer severe complications of influenza. For this reason, the CDC strongly recommends the following populations be vaccinated for seasonal influenza: all children aged 6 months – 18 years of age, persons aged 50 and older, pregnant women, persons with chronic illness or suppressed immune systems, residents of long-term care facilities, health-care workers, and household contacts and caregivers of any recommended population. H1N1 vaccine An H1N1 vaccine is currently in production and may be ready for the public by late October. Remember: the H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine will only protect you from this new strain of influenza. This means that in-

dividuals will need to get a seasonal influenza vaccination and two H1N1 influenza vaccinations, an initial dose with a booster in four weeks. For comprehensive information on seasonal flu and H1N1 (swine) flu, visit the Polk County Flu Web site at There you’ll find the latest local flu updates. Upcoming vaccination clinic schedules will be posted on the Web site and in area newspapers as soon as they are available from local health-care providers and the Polk County Health Department. - from Polk County Health Department

Frederic honoree banquet Sept. 3 FREDERIC – Frederic’s Citizen/Volunteer of the Year banquet will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. at Hacker’s Lanes. This year’s Citizens of the Year are Ray and Carol Thompson. Volunteer of the Year is Kathy Meyers. The Business of the Year is Linda’s Family Day Care (Linda Hoff). Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the Bremer Bank, U.S. Bank or at the Harlander-Tesch Dental Office in Frederic. Out-of-area residents may call to reserve tickets by calling Rebecca Harlander at 715-327-4836. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program. – with submitted information





Village president opposes land purchase

Webster-Smith says she wants to represent the people

by Mary Stirrat LUCK — A proposal by the village of Luck to buy a 109-acre parcel of land by Little Butternut Lake for a business/industrial park continues to draw fire from property owners near the lake, while a majority of village officials and business owners favor the plan. At a joint meeting of the Luck Village Board and the planning commission held Monday evening, Aug. 31, ongoing concerns were aired and comments of support were made. At the end of the meeting, board and planning-commission members were asked for their opinions on the issue, and village President Nancy Webster-Smith spoke out to say that she would not support something that would divide the community. After saying that the board is faced with a very challenging decision following a lot of effort, Webster-Smith said she ran for village president promising she would represent the majority of the residents. “I really want to stay true to that,” she said. “How I think or feel about the issue isn’t important. What you feel is important.” Making a decision that could divide the community and ostracize community members, she said, will not build community. “I won’t support anything that does that,” Webster-Smith said. Comments from other village trustees and the planning commission are later in this story. ••• One thing that came out loud and clear at the Aug. 31 meeting was that those who are opposed to the land purchase believe their feelings are not being taken into consideration. “You’ve been hearing from the public the last several meetings,” said Lynn Gregorash, former village president who is strongly opposed to developing the parcel as a business and industrial park. “We don’t feel anyone is hearing what we’re saying. We don’t seem to be making any headway. I’m not against development. No one here is. It’s about the location. I think we’re making a decision that will change the whole character of the village.” Ann Fawver asked about the purpose and value of the public input, noting that there have been 500 signatures collected in opposition to the project. “Why are you asking when the plans have been made?” she asked. “Are you taking the 500 signatures into consideration?” “Is it a done deal?” added her husband, Dennis Fawver.

Planning-commission member John Klatt reviewed the benefits of economic development, adding that the commission has worked long and hard to find property that could be considered for a business park. Village Administrator Kristina Handt said that the village has entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the land. There is no contract to develop it, she added. “Why ask us?” asked Ann Fawver. “I don’t see you listening to what’s being said.” Trustee Marsha Jensen said that Fawver’s comments were unfair. She said that all meetings are open to the public, and no one attended. John Klatt of the planning commission noted that the meetings of the commission are also open to the public. Responding to Handt’s comments, Gregorash said that legally binding contracts are broken all the time and that the village, given the opposition, can do the same. Others at the meeting who are opposed said they are not against the village developing a business and industrial park, but feel that the proposed location is wrong. The 109 acres is across CTH N, with more than onethird of the property located within 1,000 feet of the lakeshore. While county, state and federal regulations may protect the quality of Little Butternut Lake and the wetlands that are in and near the property, said Gregorash, there will be no way to mitigate the noise. “Sound carries on water,” he said. “We all know that.” Brook Waalen, owner of Café Wren and former village trustee who now lives just east of Luck, said that growth and development will happen no matter what. The concern, he said, is how that development will occur. The property, he noted, is “pretty unique” and “picture perfect.” “Since this village has an incentive to expand into the town (of Luck),” he said,

“I would like to see the village have a plan for how it would like to do that, and what it would look like.” The village seems to lack vision regarding future development, he said, and the purchase is “almost like an act of desperation.” As a business owner, said Waalen, he would like to see the village have a specific plan in mind, adding that he endorses development of renewableenergy business. Other members of the audience echoed the idea that the village has moved into the purchase without enough thought. Members of the village board and planning commission, along with Handt, however, pointed out that the process has been ongoing for years. A list of planning commission and village board meetings where the need for industrial property was discussed, distributed at Monday’s meeting, goes back to June 2004. Planning-commission member John Klatt said that it became obvious to him in 1994 that industrial property was needed. Luck’s industrial park has been full for 15 years, and in the intervening years several proposed businesses, or expansions of existing businesses, have had to be turned away. Mike Cummings, of the West Denmark area, told the board and planning commission that he is not against growth or business. “It might not be the best of times,” he said. “It’s definitely the wrong spot for an industrial park of any kind. This is Little Butternut Lake, not Industrial Lake.” The Fawvers, who live farther west of the site and said that the development would not affect their property values, both spoke on the issue. An industrial park, said Dennis, would be at the bottom of the list of appropriate uses for anyone looking at the “pastoral setting” of the 109 acres. Lakes attract people, he said. Tourism, rather than an industrial park, may be more appropriate for the future of the village. “I believe this is bigger than ‘not in my backyard,’” said Ann Fawver. The health and beauty of the lakes and other natural resources are of concern, she said. “To spoil that is sinful to me,” Fawver said. “We’re looking at a natural resource, a thing of beauty, that is a gift to us.” The board and planning commission are not insensitive to the issues raised by members of the public, said business owner Mark Jensen, adding that he appreciates the concerns. However, said Jensen, there is no guarantee that the property will remain as it is for the next 10 or 20 years, regardless of whether the village purchases it. It could be, he said, that there are some advantages to having the property under public control.

Luck Village Trustee Marsha Jensen, left, and members of the planning commission (L to R): John Klatt, Ed Seck, Al Ormson and Chris Petersen.

Village Administrator Kristina Handt. – Photos by Mary Stirrat “Certainly there are properties like that that are used for other purposes than a hayfield or a cornfield or a park,” said Jensen. ••• Village Trustee Steve Nielsen, who is also a member of the planning commission, chaired the meeting. He asked each planning commission and village board member for their thoughts on the project. Village Trustee Lori Pardun was absent from the meeting. Starting with the planning commission, Chris Petersen said that the planning commission was at work on the need to acquire more industrial land for years, even prior to the June 2004 meeting at the head of the list Handt distributed. “I sympathize with what everyone is saying,” she said. “Our thinking was to look to the future.” Land hasn’t been available in the past, she said, and the undeveloped lots in the industrial park are being held onto by their owners. Al Ormson said that, no matter what decision the village makes, there will be opposition. “You have to look at what is best for the community as a whole,” he said, “what is best for the majority of the people.” Many options have been looked at over the years, said Ormson. “We’ve been boxed in for years. We have to look at this. We’re just kind of backed into a corner.” “I’m listening to you loud and clear,” said commission member Ed Seck. What he was hearing, said Seck, is that there is other land available. “We’ve looked at other sites,” he said, mentioning land north and south of the village and at the old dump site. “We are blessed with a lot of wetland,” said Seck. “To find high ground here is virtually impossible.” Luck, he said, is a “superior area,” with the combination of downtown retail and nearby industrial. However, Seck added, nothing has really been built in the past 20 years. “Since then the towns around us have developed their parks. They’re full and almost full.” It would be great, he said, if someone could show the board and commission where there is 40 acres, “high and dry,” that won’t affect anyone if developed as an industrial or business park. “I don’t know where we can go,” he concluded. “This is available. We’re looking at some kind of development. We’ve got a lot of hurdles. We are listening.” Klatt said that, 15 years after realizing the community needs additional industrial space, he’s glad the issue is finally at the forefront. “We have done due diligence,” he said. “We realize we need to have a com-

See Luck Village, page 6


Bonding, borrowing may be only option

Deficit larger than available cuts?

by Gregg Westigard BALSAM LAKE – Borrowing and bonding may be the only option Polk County has to create a balanced budget for 2010. That was one line of thought from the finance committee of the Polk

County Board after a series of meetings to review the proposed department budgets for the coming year. The committee met on Aug. 24, 25, 26, 27 and was meeting late into the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 1. While some budget adjustments were found, the committee said it was still looking at a $2.1 million projected shortfall at the start of the latest meeting.

“If we cut all the capital projects and all the nonmandated staff and programs, we would still have a deficit,” Bryan Beseler said. “We would still need staff layoffs.” “We keep shifting expenses forward to the next year,” Gary Bergstrom said. “There is no plan on how to pay for projects and improvements. It will be worse

next year.” Bergstrom said that bonding for the highway projects, tying up the current interest rates and using the freed up funds for current expenses is the way to proceed. A full overview of the 2010 budget and staffing will be in a future edition of the Leader.

County’s renewable-energy committee meets

BALSAM LAKE – Polk County’s renewable-energy committee held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, at the government center in Balsam Lake. The main item of business was approval of a resolution for the county board aimed at reducing fuel consumption by county vehicles. Titled Establishing Transportation Fuel-Reduction Goals, the resolution calls for a 2-percent annual reduction in gasoline and diesel fuel use beginning in 2010 and will be on

the county board’s Sept. 15 agenda. Committee Vice Chair Tom Engel of St. Croix Falls said he thinks the fuel-reduction goal is “both desirable and doable.” The renewable-energy committee is willing to help departments implement fuel savings measures by using programs and templates developed through Wisconsin’s Energy Independent Communities initiative, he added. In other business, the committee heard a report on a proposed demonstration

grant for installing solar collectors on the county’s recycling center, discussed possible changes to the county’s purchasing policy and got an update on the progress of plans for an anaerobic digester in Turtle Lake. The committee reviewed its intent to participate in St. Croix Falls’ Autumn Fest on Sept. 26, and in a solar home tour on Oct. 3. Polk County’s renewable-energy committee was created by a resolution of the county board in April of 2006. Its mission

is “to research, evaluate and promote sustainability with a focus on renewable energy systems for Polk County residents, businesses and public agencies.” The committee, which includes three county supervisors and six citizen members, will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the government center in Balsam Lake. Meetings are open to the public. - submitted

Land and water annual tree and shrub sale

SIREN - The Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Department is having another tree, shrub and plant sale. As with past sales, the sale is open to the general public and there are no restrictions on what you can use your purchase

for. Anyone can order as many bundles of trees, shrubs or plants as they wish, and as many species as they prefer, but the sales are first come, first served, so all are advised to order early.

Trees are sold in bundles of 25, shrubs in bundles of five and perennials plants by the tray. Native wildflower seed mixes also available. Tentative delivery dates are the end of April, 2010, for trees and shrubs and the

beginning of June for perennials and seeds. All orders not picked up will be disposed of and no refund will be given. For more information, contact the land and water conservation department at 715-349-2102. - submitted.

Health-care reform contested at La Crosse town hall event with everyone, according to Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke. He says there’s talk about the delivery system, efficiencies, transparency and tort reform. Kapanke says those are all things to look at

but there’s no need to overhaul the whole system. But Democratic Congressman Ron Kind says government-run health care could work if it plays by the same rules

and regulations as private health insurance plans. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Danielle Kaeding)

Application deadlines sets MADISON – Producers interested in participating in the Farm Service Agency’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program need to be aware of the upcoming application deadlines that must be met for NAP qualification. NAP was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause catastrophic losses of production or prevented planting of eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to cata-

strophic insurance. Application deadline dates for specific NAP qualifying crops are listed below. The application deadline date for the 2010 NAP coverage for “value loss” crops such as ginseng, turf grass sod, Christmas trees, aquaculture, floriculture and ornamental nursery is Sept. 1. The deadline date for forage crops, including most spring-planted forages and pastureland forages not covered by fed-

eral crop insurance, is Sept. 30. Sept. 30 is the application closing date for winter and spring plantings of wheat, barley and rye, and mint. Perennial crop deadlines on fruit and other crops such as apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, honey, maple sap, asparagus and other perennial fruits is Nov. 20. - from FSA

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LA CROSSE - People put in their two ents worth yet again on the health-care debate at a public forum in La Crosse Aug. 27. The Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity organized the town hall meeting. It featured keynote speaker John Stossel of ABC News. Stossel says sticking with a free-market system will offer people more choices, more control and affordable health care. He says a government-run system will make it worse. Tomah businessman Paul Dwyer agrees. He says if health-care reform legislation passes, 8 percent of his gross wages will add another $62,000 in operating expenses that he doesn’t have. The road to health-care reform starts


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dents, asking that the village not move forward with the project. In most cases, he said, they felt that farmland should be retained for agriculture, solitude and open spaces. However, he said, it has been his experience that as lakes have been built up across Wisconsin the quality of the lakes has deteriorated. Septic systems around the lakes, he said, are no good. Cooper said he does lists of “pros” and “cons” when it comes to making a decision. On the “pro” side, he said, the land is available at a fair price, it’s a good piece for development and water runoff management, the village can get a good

Letter to community The board went into closed session to discuss the purchase, and came out with a letter to the community.

Brook Waalen asked the board to present the vision for the proposed industrial/business park. The letter reviews the cost of the land and expenditures to date, noting that the next step is to gain county board approval to annex a piece of county-owned property. This would allow the village to annex the 109-acre property in the village. The letter then encourages community members to contact the county board of supervisors to share their thoughts. The county board, at its Sept. 15 meeting, will consider a resolution to allow the annexation. Signing the letter were planning commission members John Klatt, Ed Seck, Chris Petersen and Al Ormson, and village board members Steve Nielsen, Gene Cooper, Marsha Jensen and Peter Demydowich. Trustee Jen Nelson and village President Nancy Webster-Smith declined to sign the letter, and Trustee Lori Pardun was absent from the meeting.

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Luck Village President Nancy Webster-Smith, left, said Monday night that she would not support a decision to move forward with developing an industrial park west of the village. Such a decision would split the community, she said. With Webster-Smith (L to R) are Trustees Peter Demydowich, Jen Nelson, Gene Cooper and Steve Nielsen. – Photos by Mary Stirrat

interest rate, and the need for the land has been demonstrated by businesses that have said they could not locate here due to lack of land. On the “con” side, he said, there is an “emotional fear” of the unknown – the unknown costs, who will pay for it, what will be developed there. What he would like to have heard from those opposed, said Cooper, is an alternative. “Somebody should come up with a solution,” he said. “We need somewhere over 80 acres, and we just don’t have it.” Extending gratitude to the community for its participation, Trustee Jen Nelson said she understands that people are not against development, but are against the location. The board didn’t just pull the idea “out of a hat,” said Nelson. “Like Gene said, what is Plan B?” Admitting that he is “not crazy about the location,” Trustee Peter Demydowich said that the village is in a binding contract to purchase the land. There is nothing to say the village has to do anything regarding development, he added, and at this time the village has no money for development. Someone else could buy it, he said, and develop a turkey farm, hog barns or a cattle ranch. The comments of Webster-Smith are printed earlier in the story. Lastly, Steve Nielsen said, “It’s not the idea. It’s the location. I guess I understand that.” Nielsen said he doesn’t want anyone thinking the board and commission aren’t listening, but added that the project has been in process for a long time.

help raise additional contributions throughout the year with fundraising events. A nonprofit organization, the Edina Realty Foundation was created in 1996 to support organizations that help homeless children, families and individuals in the markets in which Edina Realty does business. “We are the market leader in helping people buy and sell their homes and we take our leadership position seriously by setting an example by helping others in our community who are in need,” said Marc Cutter, Edina Realty Siren foundation representative. “We are grateful for the opportunity to donate our time and money to worthwhile organizations serving the needs of the homeless.” To date, the Edina Realty Foundation has raised more than $5.3 million. The majority of funds – 97.5 percent – go directly to grant recipients. For more information about the Edina Realty Foundation, visit - submitted


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Obey talks with many during health-care phone forum Expresses gratitude to participants from every corner of the 7th District WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventh District Congressman Dave Obey, D-Wis., recently expressed his appreciation to the more than 13,000 constituents who at one time or another participated in a conference call to discuss health-care reform. By allowing thousands of people from all across the 7th District to participate from their own homes, the forum was the most constructive way to involve the largest number of people possible in a good discussion on this important topic with Obey. ”I recognize that people are busy and

have other things to do in their lives,” said Obey. “And that’s why we appreciate that almost 14,000 people from every corner of the district took time to participate and ask questions about health care. People on both sides of the issue conducted themselves in a civil manner, and that’s the way it should be.” New teleconferencing technology allowed Obey to host this large-scale conference call in which he invited 50,000 constituents to participate. During the call, Obey polled participants on whether or not dental and vision care should be part of a basic health-care plan. Sixty-one percent of respondents favored including dental and vision care as part of a basic health-care plan. Thirty-nine percent felt that it should be an optional, add-on benefit. - submitted

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Seeks dismissal of lawsuits BARRON COUNTY - Barron County and former county administrator Duane Hebert have asked a judge to dismiss two lawsuits against them totaling $4.5 million. The lawsuits were filed in Barron County Circuit Court last year by former county highway commissioner Brian Mattison and former patrol superintendent Gene Anderson. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment in the case Thursday, Aug. 20. In it, they ask Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington, who’s handling the case for Barron County, to dismiss the plaintiffs claims, which include defamation, and grant judgment in favor of the defendants. In 2007, an internal investigation was conducted into reports that highway department records were being falsified to gain higher reimbursements from the Department of Transportation for maintenance work done on state highways. Anderson resigned in December 2007. Mattison retired in January 2008 under a release and retirement agreement with the county. A separate investigation into the matter by the DOT concluded that the county owed the state $10,351 for overcharges by the county. Mattison is suing the county and Hebert alleging, in part, that Hebert breached the agreement by making disparaging remarks about him to the media. Anderson is suing the county claiming defamation and financial loss. In support of his motions filed on behalf of the county and Hebert, Milwaukee attorney James R. Scott wrote, according to state statute, that the defendants were immune from being sued for defamation because they were “limited purpose public figures.” That distinction requires proof in a defamation claim of actual malice. Scott asserts that actual malice cannot be proven because remarks made by Hebert to the media were truthful and that “a statement is not defamatory if it is substantially true.” Remarks made by Hebert to the media included that the management team knew about the practice and encouraged it and that the state was overcharged in 80 instances. – Rice Lake Chronotype Schachtner to play in Austria SOMERSET - Mike Schachtner of Somerset has signed a professional basketball contract to play for the Kapfenberg Bulls in Austria. Schachtner will fly to Europe on Saturday and will practice with his new team for the first time on Monday. Schachtner graduated from UW-Green Bay this summer after compiling one of the most successful careers in the Phoenix men’s basketball program. Schachtner’s contract is for eight months, with the Austrian League season running through April. He also was considering teams from Holland and Turkey, but felt that the team from Austria was the best fit for him. Schachtner, a 6-foot-9 senior, was a three-time Academic All-America selection as a Phoenix, becoming the first student-athlete in program history to do so. Green Bay’s career leader in free-throw accuracy (88.3 percent), Schachtner scored 1,667 points in his career to rank fifth-best in team history. A two-time Horizon League All-Academic selection, Schachtner was a four-year honoree to the dean’s list. Schachtner boasted a 3.81 grade-point average in psychology. – New Richmond News Coroner dies in boating accident HAYWARD - Sawyer County officials have been notified that Sawyer County Coroner Dr. John F. Ryan, 73, has died as the result of a boating accident in Canada. The Ontario Provincial Police (Sudbury division) reported that Ryan and a 15-year-old acquaintance were fishing on the Bad River late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 26, when the boat encountered extremely turbulent water resulting from recent heavy rains in that area. Preliminary reports indicate that Ryan lost control of the boat, which struck the rock shoreline. The boat overturned and the two occupants were ejected into the water. The 15year-old boy was wearing a personal flotation device and was able to swim to shore. Ryan was not wearing a PFD and apparently drowned in the mishap. – Sawyer County Record

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

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

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Rep. 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

Businesses cited BARRON -About half of the local drinking establishments that county authorities swept in a recent sting operation have been cited for selling alcohol to minors. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said that his department used a Department of Transportation grant to fund the law enforcement action in which 11 out of the 23 establishments checked allegedly sold alcohol to a minor. The sting operation was carried out Friday and Saturday. Fitzgerald said that the compliance checks were done with the help of a 17-year-old girl. Her task was to go into bars and ask for a drink. If she was asked for identification, then she would leave and officers would commend the bartender. If the 17-yearold girl was given a drink, however, then law enforcement issued a citation to the offending bartender. The sheriff warned that his department will continue to do these compliance checks in hopes “that we reach 100-percent compliance and no youth are served alcohol in Barron County.” One of last weekend’s stings also resulted in an arrest. The owner of The Office in Dallas, 32-year-old Adam Amdall, was taken into custody and booked at the county jail just after midnight Sunday morning. His case was referred to the Barron County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges of obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. The sheriff’s department has released a report on exactly which establishments were targeted in the enforcement action and whether each place checked IDs: Barron: Skippy’s-yes; The Big House-no, citation issued. Almena: Stop In-yes; Roxie’s Bar-yes. Cameron: The Webb-no, citation issued. Dallas: Clickers-no, citation issued, The Office-no, citation issued. Prairie Farm: Packer Inn-yes, Square One-yes. Reeve: Miller Sports Bar-no, citation issued. Cumberland: Nezzy’s-no, citation issued, Club Cumberland-no, citation issued, Bourbon Bill’s-yes, Skiddies-no, citation issued, Corner Bar-no, citation issued, Spot Bar-yes. Chetek: Stringers-yes, Indianhead Bar-yes, Gilligan’s-yes. Turtle Lake: Moon Lake Tavern-yes, Hotel Bar-no, citation issued, Trails End-no, citation issued. Barronett: Barronett Bar/Grill-yes. – Barron News-Shield

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Letters t o t h e e d i t o r Focus on energy At their upcoming board meeting, PolkBurnett directors have an opportunity to join Focus on Energy, Wisconsin s nationally recognized public benefits program which promotes energy conservation, efficiency and renewable technologies. For a mere 75 cents a month, every PolkBurnett customer gains access to a wealth of programs and incentives designed to help families cope with high energy prices and transition from pollution-based power to clean energy. The Focus program rewards people for investing money here in Polk County - creating jobs and developing essential technical skills - making a real contribution to our local economy. I work for a small energy company in Hudson. Recently, Pierce-Pepin Cooperative joined Focus and we have had many customers initiate site assessments and push forward with wind or solar projects as a result. We are creating jobs and helping to make Wisconsin a leader in sustainability and innovation in the green economy. And yes, solar is as viable here in Polk County as it is in Miami. As an Xcel customer, I recently installed a solar PV system at my home – and will be receiving a substantial cash-back reward (20 percent of entire cost!) from Focus on Energy. The electrician who installed my system received a living wage and was very happy to have productive work after getting shut out of new construction. I currently generate twice as much energy as I consume, so I am sending power to my neighbors through the grid. This kind of “distributed generation” not only creates resilience across the electrical system by decentralizing power generation, it cuts costs by reducing line loss and the need for new facilities and transmission lines, saving everyone money over time – including the utility! I have worked with several potential customers in the Polk-Burnett service area and, without exception, they have been very disappointed with the level of incentives available in comparison with Focus on Energy. As someone familiar with the strong interest in sustainability all across Northwest Wisconsin, there is nothing more crucial to push our area ahead financially and to prepare us for an uncertain energy future than for Polk-Burnett customers to have access to Focus on Energy funding. Peter Henry Town of Alden

A dam shame If you have not done so already, stop by the old Woodley’s Country Dam site sometime. The once-famous (many say infamous) site is now long gone. The dam structure was removed in just three days, more than a month ago now, back in July. Since that time, through the marvels of modern engineering and planning, and seeming unlimited government spending, the construction site is being prepped for a snowmobile bridge. They are attempting to sculpt a river that will behave itself and not interfere with the bridge. Construction is expected to continue for at least another month. All for a bridge on a trail, that for over 15 years now, has been open for an average of just two weeks per year. Literally hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are at work. Just think of this the next time you are on one of our better roads. Rick Scoglio Apple River Township

SS recipients: Did you know? To the 10,538 of you who are 65-plus and on Social Security in Polk and Burnett counties: there will be no cost-of-living increases in 2010 and 2011.

Skip to next paragraph. The absence of a cost-of-living adjustment will come as a shock to older Americans already hit by plummeting home values, investment losses and rising health costs. Most seniors have never been through a year in which there was no Social Security COLA. Most people on Medicare have Part B premiums deducted from their monthly Social Security checks. These premiums have historically increased much faster than Social Security benefits. Under federal law, Part B premiums cannot rise more than the dollar amount of the cost-of-living increase in Social Security checks. So if there is no COLA, then Part B premiums should not increase. However, one-fourth of Medicare beneficiaries are not protected by the law, and their premiums could increase. Most Medicare beneficiaries pay a monthly Part B premium of $96.40. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the basic premium will rise to $119 next year and $123 in 2011 for those who are not protected under federal law. What can we, who are on fixed incomes, do for the next two years? 1. Rally for a decrease in property taxes. 2. Start petitions at senior centers and at key locations, by senior leaders who care to hold the tax levies at the school districts, counties and towns/villages to less than last year’s levy. 3. If the income for Social Security recipients is flat for the next two years, then there should be no COLA increase for members of the school districts, counties, towns and villages. 4. Now is the time for all of the above to review costs at every level and to seek to reduce them. More to follow on costs and their reductions. 5. Now is the time to act and to let your voices be heard. How many more people will needlessly lose their homes? Start petitions to let our leaders know your concerns. Now is not the time to sit idle. Rich Hess Trade Lake

Homosexuality, the Bible and our Christian unity As a pastor in the ELCA, I hear the dismay of my brothers who are of the Missouri Synod clergy (in their recent letter to the editor, Aug. 26, “ELCA churches and pastors”) that we Lutherans are no longer united in a number of issues, specifically now the ones regarding homosexuality. I have felt that hurt also, though it seems that there have been a number of internal disagreements throughout our history. To be honest, however, even when we Christians have been united on issues and felt that we had a biblical basis for our certainty, we have not always been right. There was a time when all Christians, together with all the people of the world, thought that the earth was flat, and there seemed to be biblical basis for that view. There was also a time when we thought that the sun revolved around the earth, and there also seemed biblical support for that view. It turned out we were wrong. We failed to take into account the historical context in which the Bible was written. The Bible was written by people, who though inspired by God, were writing in the context of their own prescientific worldview. There was a time when many Christians (not all) thought they had biblical basis for excluding blacks from the congregation of God’s people, and even enslaving them. There are many Christians who still think that women should be excluded from the ordained ministry and other positions of authority in the church, and yes, the Apostle Paul would seem in certain passages of Scripture to support that view. “Women keeping silent in church” was probably good advice in the context of the first-century culture in which Paul was writing. Indeed, without putting the Bible into some kind of cultural and historical per-

Feeding children One of the most frustrating jobs of being a parent is mealtime. You can plan, shop, prepare and serve nutritious and delicious meals and 9 out of 10 times they will prefer the cat food. As kids grow up they put some of the most obnoxious things in their mouths repeatedly but put a dish of peas or tuna noodle casserole within three feet of them and they go into uncontrolled gagging. Apparently the sand-coated bubblegum that they shared with the dog was more appetizing. It was especially frustrating after a busy or challenging day at work. After a long day at work you went to the grocery store, wandered the aisles looking for something quick, easy, nutritious and acceptable to an age range of 4 to 40 years. Deep in your mind you knew that it didn’t matter what you chose. A frozen pizza or a box of mac and cheese was always a safe backup. After jockeying the grocery cart up and down the aisles with other equally tired and frustrated parents you somewhat reluctantly wandered toward home. A skilled parent would somehow entertain starving children while deftly turning away their efforts to snack on junk food as the meal was being prepared. While ignoring barking dogs, complaining children, smoke alarms and phone calls, the mother (usually the mother but not always) serves a well-prepared, delicious and nutritious meal in near record time. The meal conversations usually begin with “What’s that smell?” “I’m not hungry” “Does this have onions in it?” “I am going over to Bobby’s for pizza and a movie later.” “Why can’t I have pizza too?” and so on. You plead, argue, bribe and threaten your children to just try a taste of what is before them but to no avail. Already weakened from a busy day and beaten lower by the cutting remarks from the surly mob at the table, you give in and serve sandwich cookies and milk. The dream of just one peaceful meal is quickly reconciled with reality. The food prepared is now resigned to the leftover bin in the refrigerator until it sprouts and then it will be delivered to the compost pile. Over the years my wife and I have gotten much smarter. Rather than wasting time shopping, preparing, cooking, serving and arguing and then throwing it away we now do it more efficiently. After shopping we just throw it away. Working in health care and dispensing advice on feeding children is a tricky thing for me. Nowhere is the adage more true, “Do as I say and not as I do.” When my oldest was born, we were firmly into the organic foods, spective, we would still be permitted to buy slaves (Exodus 21:2), sell our daughters into slavery (Exodus 21:7), and stone to death our disobedient children (Deuteronomy 21:21). Since I do not know any Christians who would currently endorse those practices, even with biblical permission, I assume that even our Missouri Synod clergy might be using some kind of historical perspective in reading the B-I-B-L-E. Why should the banning of homosexuals from the role of clergy now be a litmus test for true Christian faith? Why should banning them from entering into the same type of legal protections granted married heterosexual couples now be regarded as a litmus test for whether we are “Bible-believing Christians?” Is this Bible-inspired faith, or might it be age-old homophobia? I have assumed that at the center of our Christian faith is the confession that “Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior,” and that “God so loved the world that he sent his Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). What was the great commandment, according to

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Community Voices John Ingalls all-natural lifestyle. She never ate sugar until she was a toddler. Attired in soft-soled moccasins, she would pull homegrown carrots from the garden, wipe the dirt on her pants and eat them all the way to the stem. Later, after refusing her mother’s homemade lentil soup, she would emulate the chipmunks and stuff her cheeks with dog food and maybe even drink out of the dog’s water dish. Twelve years later with good intentions but different tactics we have introduced our last child into the world of fine dining. She knows that McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and Dunkin’ Donuts are the four food groups. If we return home from work late, no worries. Our youngest children have already eaten a bag of chips and salsa and a pan of brownies. I won’t ever pretend to have all the answers, in fact I have quite a few questions myself. With my children all now leading vibrant, healthy lives and making healthy food and lifestyle choices, I am actually amazed. They have turned out remarkably well despite my own lack of understanding or leading by example. This may seem like I don’t care, but I really am an advocate for nutrition and good food. Both my wife and I do our best to model acceptable behavior and healthy choices, not only in dining but in life as well. Our food choices lean more toward slow food than fast food. We encourage our children to make their own choices and prepare meals for themselves and others. We expose them to a wide variety of foods available not only from here but those with origins in other countries and cultures as well (Try squid fried rice for breakfast in Thailand or grilled chicken feet!) We also try to respect their dislikes and don’t force the issue (some people just hate liver). I think I have learned the most through the parenting process. In fact when you finally think you have it figured out you realize you are now a grandparent. Maybe that is why Grandma gives you cookies before meals, helps you make mud pies and lets you share your ice-cream cone with the dog. My best advice to young parents, relax; your children will likely turn out just fine in spite of your best efforts.

this Jesus? “That we should love the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and mind, and that we should love our neighbor as ourselves.” (Matthew 22:37-39). “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:40) I am confident that what is at the center of our Christian faith still unites those Christians who are on both sides of the issues regarding homosexual rights. In the ELCA we have many people on both sides of that latter issue, and have basically agreed to disagree. We may even become rather heated in our disagreements. Hopefully, he who is at our center, Jesus Christ himself, is the one in whom we will still find our unity, for it is in him that we also find our hope and our salvation. In that confesson, we may even be united with our Missouri Synod brothers and sisters, as well as all Christians. In God’s Peace, Pastor David Almlie Rural Frederic Editor’s note: The author is pastor at Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake and Grace Lutheran of West Sweden

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Are all of your assets accounted for? Pinching pennies has become necessary for many Americans during this difficult economic time. However, instead of only considering how you can save money, you may want to look into whether some additional funds may be lying around that had long been forgotten. Millions of citizens across the country are unaware or have forgotten about money or assets they possess. Much of the unclaimed property in question is in the form of stocks, bonds, paychecks or back accounts. Currently, nearly 17,000 of these open unclaimed property cases are situated in Polk, Burnett or St. Croix counties and total over $1.8 million. Property becomes “unclaimed” if it has been inactive for two years and the bank or financial institution is unable to contact the owner. In this situation, the

property is then turned over to the state treasury for safekeeping. Similar rules also apply to safe deposit boxes that have gone untouched by their owner for five years. The contents of such boxes are turned over to the Ann state the Hraychuck owner’s and name is 28th District published in the onregistry. If Assembly line three more years pass without any action, the state holds an eBay auction of the items, and the money earned is held in the owners name until it is claimed. The Wisconsin State Treasury is responsible for unclaimed property funds and tracks all assets and owners. The

state of Wisconsin has no rights to unclaimed property, but rather safeguards accounts and attempts to reunite owners with their funds. One way the treasury seeks out the owners of abandoned property is to publish the names of the owners annually in the newspaper. The treasurer also makes appearances at fairs and other events to inform people how to reclaim their property and even assist with their searches. Unclaimed financial assets can be reclaimed by their rightful owner at any time, and there is no fee for retrieving personal property. It is important to be aware of this, because many scams exist that target those seeking to retrieve their unclaimed property. For example, emails, Web sites, and letters have been fabricated to trick people into sending money to a false organization to reclaim their assets. To avoid being a victim of such scams, make sure to contact the treasury directly with any unclaimed property questions.

With the help of state and nationwide search engines, people can recover thousands of dollars. Finding and claiming personal assets is straightforward and simple. If you are interested searching for possible unclaimed assets listed under your name, please visit the state treasury Web site at, which has a search engine for discovering property and submitting an initial claim. Once a person proves ownership of their property, the claim approval process takes up to 90 days. If the claim is approved, the owner will receive the money via mail from the treasury. The Wisconsin State Treasury can also be contacted by phone at 608-267-7977. As always, if you have any additional questions regarding unclaimed property or have other legislative concerns, please feel free to contact me toll-free at 888-529-0028 or by e-mailing me at

Letters t o t h e e d i t o r Pepper has been found Pepper the Great Dane has been found! After 2-1/2 weeks of wandering and running from people she slowed down and stayed in an area long enough to capture her. She is now back in Illinois with her family. She would never have been adoptable as she would run and try to go home. To say we are happy is an understatement. The response from the public to Pepper’s plight has been heartwarming. Gratitude is extended to all the folks in Siren around Peterson Road and Waldora Road, the people near Lewis on 115th and Clam Drive, and the folks out of Luck on Lamont Lake. The outpouring of help, concern and the endless hours of searching that were done did save the life of this dog. Gratitude is extended to Jennifer Claypool whose special talents and search-andrescue training enabled us to find Pepper. Ann Heinrich Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Albertville, Minn.

Unleash a boom? In a letter to the Inter-County Leader (“Dear Mr. President,” Section A, Aug. 12, 2009) two Polk County residents who own a Twin Cities-based business wrote to oppose health (insurance) reform. They own a small business (55 employees – no health insurance) and they think that the reforms under discussion might hurt their business. Whether we like it or not, the U.S. has what passes for an employment-based health insurance “system.” So when businesses don’t or can’t offer health insurance, that’s a problem. I can’t make any assertions about how these employees handle their health-care costs, but they are representative of many others for whom employment does not bring insurance coverage or it brings coverage that is too skimpy to handle many medical costs. The letter did state that this business employs some disabled individuals (and does so with distinction it seems – they are featured on the Minnesota Employment Center Web site), so hopefully at least some of their employees already do have insurance. Government insurance. That wouldn’t be so unusual. Our employment-based private insurance system leaves many people out and has done so for a long time. So many elderly were without insurance by the late 1950s that Medicare and Medicaid were created to pick up their coverage, along with the disabled and the poor. Government didn’t meddle with health care; it sought to promote the general welfare by providing coverage to individuals that private health insurance can’t efficiently cover. I don’t say this to demonize either employers or health-insurance compa-

nies. Insuring high-cost, low-income individuals is a pretty tough business challenge. But the government did step in and has been providing health insurance for a growing population left out by the private system – many of whom are employed. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues a report on businesses whose employees and dependents are covered by BadgerCare (Wisconsin’s “government health plan”). During the second quarter of 2009, BadgerCare covered 367,105 employees of businesses. Walmart headed the list, with 9,037 employees and dependents on BadgerCare. For comparison, the total BadgerCare enrollment from Polk County in July was 5,606. Third on the employer list - with 2,324 on BadgerCare - was Aurora, one of Wisconsin’s largest health care providers. Banking giant Wells Fargo has 565 people on BadgerCare. McDonald’s is on the list more than once. Isn’t it nice to know that we helped the company amass billions of dollars in wealth by insuring their workers? Perhaps the most ironic is United Health Care, with 511 enrollees. United Health Care describes itself as “... an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States.” They further state: “As a recognized leader in the health and well-being industry, we strive to: Improve the quality and effectiveness of health care for all Americans Enhance access to health benefits Create products and services that make health care more affordable” Good job, guys. Don’t worry. The rest of us have your back. But what about the small-business angle generally? How do we go about creating or protecting an environment that encourages entrepreneurship? Just this month the Center for Economics and Policy Research released an analysis of data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The analysis focuses on data for self-employment and small business in 22 of the world’s richest democracies. Of the 22 nations, the United States has the second lowest share of self-employed workers. We beat Luxembourg. Yea. Only two nations (Ireland and Luxembourg) have a smaller share of their total employment in businesses with fewer than 20 employees. If you exclude agriculture, the U.S. is still second from the bottom; just ahead of Norway. In every category reviewed, the U.S. never rose above third from the bottom. The study’s conclusion notes that everyone in each of these other countries has access to universal health coverage and suggests that the high cost of our private, employer-based health coverage system for self-employed workers and small businesses may be a

“significant deterrent to small startup companies.” It may be that assuring access to some form of universal health coverage would unleash an entrepreneurial boom in the U.S. that would knock our socks off. Mike Rust Turtle Lake

Reality of the need How urgent is the need? Health-care reform is long overdue. Millions of Americans are without medical insurance. Too many people, including children, do not have adequate access to good health care. As Sen. Russ Feingold has stated: “Every American deserves guaranteed, affordable, high-quality health care … It is unacceptable that more than 46 million Americans are uninsured. It is unacceptable that millions more pay for insurance that does not begin to cover their medical needs, that exempt preexisting conditions, or that drops sick individuals from coverage.” We have Medicare and medical care provided to veterans. These government programs have operated fairly well to help satisfy health needs. We take them for granted. We certainly do not consider them to be socialism. The health-care reform proposals are even more helpful. The current system of health care is under the control and management of the insurance industry, for profit and not for the patient, with much abuse. There must be action to rein in the insurance industry, as would be accomplished by the public option, which would provide an affordable option to private insurance and competition that would reduce premiums of the insurance companies. As Feingold stated: “Opposing the public plan is an endorsement of the status quo in this country that has left tens of millions of Americans uninsured or underinsured and put massive burdens on employers … A strong public option would ensure competition in the industry to provide the best, most affordable insurance for Americans and bring down the skyrocketing health-care costs …” And as Rep. Dave Obey stated: “We can’t afford not to reform our health-care system. Without reform, it’s predicted that in just a few years, the average health-care deductible will be $2,700 and co-payments will continue to go up too, … the cost of inaction is unbelievable; family budgets will be crippled. American businesses will fall behind, and the federal government will go broke.” Lobbyists of the health-insurance industry are paid millions to promote misrepresentations and outright distortions and to cause disruption of town hall meetings. The resulting belligerent protests are constantly in the news.

There is, however, much rational, informed and serious consideration of health-care reform by our elected representatives, which receives scant publicity. Major health-care reform is complex, requiring that it be given a great deal of thought and discussion. As Sen. Herb Kohl has stated: “… reforming our health-care system is a necessity … we cannot afford to wait another 10 or 20 years until health-care costs consume the American economy and the budgets of most American families. However, as urgent as the issue is, we must approach every aspect of health-care reform thoughtfully, and not rush to complete … one of the most important legislative initiatives any of us will work on …” There is no truth to the bizarre claim that there would be death panels. What has been proposed would simply permit doctors to counsel patients about end-oflife care, living wills, hospice care and other issues, if the patient wanted it. To suggest that this promotes euthanasia is preposterous. Kohl, who serves a chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, “… has reassured seniors that Medicare will stay intact, that the services they have come to rely on will not change, and that absolutely no one will tell seniors how and when their life will end. Kohl says these blatant distortions are being spread by opponents of health reform …” Ron Ylitalo Grantsburg

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to celebrate 125 years FRANCONIA TOWNSHIP, Minn. – St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Franconia Township, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 13. Bishop Lee Piche from the archdiocese in St. Paul, Minn., will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass followed by a group photo, lunch, displays and fellowship. The public is invited to join them in remembering the past and reminiscing with friends, neighbors, and descendents of the original parishioners. The parish was established in 1884 through the generosity and determination of John Peter Greene and his wife, Marie (Mary) Hoppe, who deeded the property to the Archdiocese of St. Paul in May 1884. Henry Rochel and wife, Antoinette Hoppe; Bernard Thomskemper and wife, Addie Hoppe; along with the Greenes, were all very instrumental in raising funds for the original chapel

which was built and remains standing on the site. Henry Rochel was the first person to be buried in the family cemetery, on Sept. 13, 1884. Starting with 10 families back then, St. Francis Xavier now has 150 families that belong to its parish community and continues to grow under the leadership of newly assigned priest Father Daniel Bodin and its dedicated long-standing parishioners. St. Francis Xavier Church is located four miles south of Shafer on Redwing Avenue or off of 95 south of the Osceola junction. For additional information call the church office at 651-465-7345 or; mail – submitted St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Franconia Township, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 13. – Photo submitted

Growing need for foreclosure counseling GLENWOOD CITY - Calls for help are streaming in to agencies who’ve added home foreclosure counseling to their regular service of helping low income people find housing. The number of foreclosures in the fastest-growing county in the state, St.Croix County, has doubled since last

year according Robyn Thibado, the social assets director for the West Cap agency. She says folks there were used to having high incomes. They moved in from Minnesota with a lot of high-priced homes. Now, those folks are losing their jobs and they’re faced with much higher mortgages than in other parts of the

county. Thibado says her agency is offering foreclosure workshops for anyone and one-on-one counseling for those within certain income guidelines. It’s a mentalhealth crisis she’s also concerned about, especially people who may be on the brink of suicide.

This year West CAP received $96,000 for the next two years to help with overdue house payments. Thibado says the money can help those who get back on their feet with a job avoid foreclosure, but that money is all used up. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Mary Jo Wagner)

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Solum and Beattie are named stewards

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS – The city of St. Croix Falls named two individuals as the recipients of the 2009 St. Croix River Valley Stewardship Award. The award began in 2000 when the cities of St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls were presented with the Stewardship Award from the National Park Service for protection of the river valley from an overhead powerline, known as the Chisago Project, which is an underground transmission line through the cities currently being constructed. Because the mayors of both cities then, Loren Caneday of Taylors Falls and Terry Lundgren of St. Croix Falls, opposed the overhead lines through the river valley and downtowns of both cities, the National Park Service honored both cities with the stewardship award for protection and preservation of the

(L to R): Mayor Darrell Anderson presented Bill Beattie and Jim Solum with the 2009 St. Croix River Valley Stewardship Award at the Aug. 31 council meeting. – Photo by Tammi Milberg river valley in 2000 when a mediated settlement agreement with the power com-

panies and the cities resulted in a buried line instead of an overhead construction.

Since that time, the cities each recognize one or two of their own citizens who have also taken up the shield to protect and preserve the cities. This year’s recipient for St. Croix Falls is given to two individuals who have selflessly dedicated their time and talents to improving the city cemetery in the last year, “For Distinguished Leadership and Devoted Service in Preserving the Heritage and Protecting the Pristine Beauty of the St. Croix River.” “They have taken on this project of restoring our cemetery with no orders from anyone,” said Anderson. “They have done most of the legwork on getting a new sign, provided labor, materials and time to the cemetery’s much-needed improvements, and it really is a labor of love for the two of them.” Beattie stated that they also had help from their wives who provided meals and helped with the raking in the cemetery, and added that the city crew and city representatives have been very help-

Habitat for Humanity makes presentation

Natural Step Study at Autumn Fest

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS – The city council for St. Croix Falls heard a presentation from Habitat for Humanity Polk County Chapter Chair Eric Kube at the Aug. 31 meeting. The presentation was simply to invite the city to participate and to introduce the county to Habitat for Humanity, as it is new in the county since last fall.

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS – The city of St. Croix Falls presented a certificate of appreciation to Amy Klein at the Aug. 31 council meeting recognizing her efforts on the park and rec. committee and her resignation from the committee. Klein has served as chairperson of the city park and recreation committee for over five years. The certificate listed her accomplishments with park and rec., including the city’s park and rec. commercial-space fee. They include: Creation of White Pine Park Creation of Tower Park and Playground Securing the 20-acre Zillmer Park at the end of Day Road Securing the 450-acre Wert Nature Preserve Securing the transfer to the city of 100 acres of Ice Age Trail Lands known as Mindy Creek and an additional 15-acre donation from Dr. Hartman Development of Gaylord Nelson Parkway, including the Bench project Encouraging the creation of Skater’s Park across from city hall

“We are working on a home in Amery where the city donated a piece of property and a family is putting in the sweat equity for the home,” he said. “It is located near the school and is three-fourths of the way completed.” Kube said that the organization formed a Polk County Chapter last fall and that how Habitat for Humanity works is for a donated piece of land to come forward, preferably in town or city limits to remove additional utility costs from the project, and a family in need that cannot get a mortgage, or requires a low mortgage payment to have a home,

contributes 300 to 500 hours of sweat equity to help build the house, and they take over the payments when the home is complete and the sweat equity hours have been met. “It’s not a free house,” said Kube. “The people have to work for it, and we say it’s not a hand out, it’s a hand up.” Kube said that he would love to work in another community in the county to help out families in need. He left contact information with the council. In other business, the council approved the closing of Main Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Autumn Fest, Sat-

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Amy Klein was recognized by the city of St. Croix Falls and Mayor Darrell Anderson at the Aug. 31 council meeting for her years on the city’s park and rec. committee. – Photo by Tammi Milberg

urday, Sept. 26, in the area between Louisiana Street to Massachusettes Street. The council was invited to attend the Natural Step Study Circle which will be offered for all Polk elected officials during Autumn Fest. •The council approved Mary Anderson and Julie Hildebrandt as appointments to the tourism committee. •Approved a request for temporary banners for promoting the St. Croix Falls Lioness Annual Grilled Chicken Dinner Saturday, Oct. 17.

Securing the 4.5-acre park now known as Park Rosemarie on Fairgrounds Road Overlook Deck improvements and trail extension linked with the placement of the River Spirit sculpture City of Trails brochure and placement of City of Trails identification signs throughout the city. Klein made a few comments when she accepted the certificate and stated that she had a lot of people at the table with her on the projects and that the accomplishments don’t exist just because of her alone. She thanked people who helped her get the projects off the ground and listed several persons and extended gratitude to the city for their thanks.

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ELCA decision pleases some, upsets others in congregation STATEWIDE - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted last week to allow gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy. Lutherans and congregations are divided over the decision. The move comes after years of talk surrounding homosexuals taking a place at the pulpit. John Brooks, spokesman with the ELCA out of Chicago, says

they’ve had many opportunities for people to have input and discussion, and to offer their opinions and understandings of Scripture. He says a lot of conversation has taken place about the issue. That hadn’t prepared some for the decision made Friday, Aug. 21. Timothy Duesenberg, a pastor with Christ the King Lutheran Church in the village of Holmen, says he’s saddened and deeply

troubled by the ELCA’s choice. He says it’s caving in to cultural norms. However, Mark Solyst doesn’t feel that way. He’s a senior pastor with La Crosse’s English Lutheran Church and says the allowance touches a lot of lives and families. He says the church has not been as inviting a place for gays and lesbians, and he hopes that because of this development, that they find the church

more welcoming and inclusive. Solyst says some churches may leave the ELCA, but he says congregations may also grow. Congregations retain the right to choose whether they will take on homosexual clergy. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Danielle Kaeding)

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Library gets praise, funds for new library

Grand opening Sept. 26

by Tammi Milberg ST. CROIX FALLS – The St. Croix Falls Library is gearing up for the grand opening at the end of the month with a presentation and tour beginning at 1 p.m., Sept. 26, during the Harvest Festival in the city. A fundraising dinner and dance will take place to help the library with fundraising as well that evening. The library board and fundraising committee were recognized by the city council Aug. 31, at the regular meeting, for their efforts to help raise money for the new library with a remaining $12,000 to go. Mayor Darrell Anderson applauded their efforts and indicated he had no doubt that the remaining $12,000 will be raised. The library also received a hearty donation from The RiverBank last week. The donation was for $5,000 this year and will be an additional $5,000 annually for five years or a total of $25,000 commitment. Librarian Sarah Adams said that the donation from RiverBank will go into the capital fund. The library is getting close to completing the required $50,000 fundraising for a match of $50,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation. This grant is a two-year opportunity that the library fundraising

The city council for St. Croix Falls extended appreciation Aug. 31, to the St. Croix Falls Library Board and fundraising committee, Friends of the St. Croix Falls Library, for getting within $12,000 of the library goal for the new St. Croix Falls Library as they prepare for the grand opening Sept. 26, at 1 p.m., at the new location downtown (former Holiday grocery store). Pictured (L to R) are members of the board and committee: [not all were able to attend] Cherie Ollman, Sarah Adams, Adrienne Gyllen, Carol Martens, Denise Sinclear, Mary Nichols and Amy Klein. – Photos by Tammi Milberg

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The St. Croix Falls Library building fund received a check last Thursday, Aug. 27, from The RiverBank in the amount of $5,000. The donation from the bank is the first of five such donations that will be contributed annually for five years as a $25,000 commitment to the library building fund. The library is still raising funds and currently is $12,000 away from making the $50,000 fundraising grant match dollar for dollar from the Otto Bremer Foundation. Pictured (L to R) in front of the new library are: Anders Brown, Su Leslie, library staff, Sarah Adams, librarian, Bruce Knoll, RiverBank, and Jerry Lou Hague, library board.

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POLK COUNTY – The St. Croix Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to extend gratitude to all that attended the Wine & Art event on Aug. 20. They are thrilled to be able to report that the event was a huge success, and that funds raised will ensure that the programs that support our community continue. This would not be possible without the support and time donated by all

involved. Gratitude goes to Indianhead Supper Club for donating the space and appetizers; Trade River Winery for the wines; artists, Ron Daniels and Ken Allen of Ken-Ron Lamp Art, for showing their works and donating the maple twist lamp for the door prize; and to the artists that participated, Craig Knutson, Kevin Seeland, Ardis Miller, Mavis Eng and Nancy Oakes. – submitted

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Company settles state lawsuit over wastewater violations for $187,500 TURTLE LAKE – Kerry Inc. d/b/a Kerry Ingredients and Flavours, which owns and operates a soy protein production facility in Turtle Lake, Barron County, has agreed to pay $187,500 to settle state claims under Wisconsin’s water pollution laws. The judgment resolves charges that Kerry failed to properly manage its discharges of wastewater into the village of Turtle Lakes wastewater treatment plant since 2005. Kerry processes soy flour and produces soy protein at its Turtle Lake facility. Wastewater from the production process is treated at the facility and either discharged to the village wastewater treatment plant or land applied on area fields. Wisconsin law requires Kerry to pretreat its wastewater so that its discharges do not contain pollutants at levels that contribute to a violation of the village treatment plant’s permit and do not have a pH below 5.0,

and requires Kerry to land apply wastewater in compliance with its permit. The complaint charges that Kerry operated in violation of state water pollution statutes since 2005 by causing violations of the village of Turtle Lake’s treatment plant permit on at least 17 occasions and discharging wastewater with a pH below 5.0 on at least 13 occasions. The complaint also charges that Kerry operated in violation of its land application permit in 2007 and 2008 when material was landspread that contaminated liquid runoff and when material was landspread in a nonuniform fashion, and when Kerry failed to report increased landspreading volumes and the incidents of permit noncompliance. According to the complaint, Kerry’s discharges of wastewater into the village of Turtle Lake’s wastewater treatment plant at unacceptable pH levels and in excessive amounts compromised Turtle Lake’s ability to remove organic pollutants and increased its operating

costs. Kerry’s discharges also threatened the fish populations and aquatic vegetation in the Red Cedar River watershed into which the village treatment plant’s effluent flows. “Wisconsin law requires that industrial facilities manage their wastewater discharges so as to protect the public and the environment from harmful pollutants,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. “The Wisconsin Department of Justice will continue to work with the DNR to ensure that Wisconsin’s citizens and natural resources are protected through compliance with the law.” Assistant Attorney General JoAnne F. Kloppenburg prosecuted the case. Barron County Circuit Court Judge Timothy M. Doyle approved the settlement. from the office of Attorney General Van Hollen

Danbury United Methodist celebrates 90th anniversary

Danbury United Methodist Church will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its building dedication with a worship service at 10 a.m., Sept. 13. Led by Pastor Cindy Glocke, the service will feature an old-fashioned hymn and recognition of guests. After the worship service there will be an open house and a reception. A roll of pastors, church history and historic photos of the church and congregation will be on display. Danbury UMC is located at 7520 Water St., Danbury, one block north of the hardware store. - Special photos

“Sicko” showing at government center results in review of meeting room policy by Sherill Summer SIREN - The national health-care debate spilled into an infrastructure committee last Wednesday, Aug. 26. The meeting room policy is now under review by the committee after a showing of Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko” in

July caused some in the community to wonder why the county government was sponsoring an event calling for health-care reform. The showing was sponsored by the Burnett County Democratic Party. As of now, meeting rooms in the gov-

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ernment center can be reserved for county-government affiliated groups or nonprofit groups at no charge. The rooms are available at a first-come, firstserved basis through the county clerk’s office. Other than requiring that no alcoholic beverages be allowed in the meeting rooms, the county government doesn’t control the content of the meetings. For now, the policy has not changed, but county clerk Wanda Hinrich and the maintenance supervisor Gary Faught are

finding out what the meeting room policy is for other counties. One idea already discussed is to require a disclaimer be attached to all advertisement of events to notify the public that an event is not sponsored by the county government. The subject will be discussed again at the next infrastructure committee scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Glenview to celebrate with dedication ceremony

The Spooner Agricultural Research Station will be getting a new sign. Phil Holman, station superintendent, and artist Victoria Zalatoris unveiled the new sign at the Twilight Tour. Zalatoris, Springbrook, spent 40 hours creating the sign depicting the 100-year history. — Photo by Larry Samson

SHELL LAKE — This Labor Day, Glenview will be celebrating with various donations to the Glenview campus with a formal dedication ceremony. Beginning at 10 a.m., the new flagpole in front of Glenview, proudly waving the red, white and blue, will be dedicated as a memorial to Lilli Bakker and the American Legion Auxiliary, to which Bakker belonged for many years. Secondly, Glenview will formally dedicate the Bob and Myke Mercier Memorial, which is housed in a pergola — built by the Shell Lake Lions — over the walking sidewalk surrounding Glenview. Both Myke and Bob served on the board for several years. Following that dedication, the new Glenview gardens, in memory of Orville Crotteau, will be dedicated. This is a unique garden area for annual planting, with the initials “O” and “C” depicted by the stonework, highlighted by a cobalt blue ceramic birdbath. The other garden area is in memory of Lorraine Anderson, and will be planted with perennials as an ongoing tribute to Anderson

and the time she lived at Glenview. Finally, the new John Deere Gator will be dedicated in memory of Orris Boettcher for the time he and his wife, Norma, enjoyed Glenview. Following the dedication ceremonies, Glenview staff will be serving old-fashioned root beer floats to all who wish to stay and visit. Plan now to join families and friends at Glenview on Monday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m., for this special dedication in memory and honor of those at Glenview. Also, please remember that Glenview is owned and operated by TH, Inc., a community, nonprofit corporation, and all donations are more than appreciated. Please contact Sue Weathers or any of the Glenview Board Members if you want to support Glenview’s mission of service to area seniors. Board members are Lois Sass, chair; Judi Kempin, vice chair; Jim Lewis, secretary/treasurer; Betty Hubin, Mary Harrington, Jay Pearsall and Gary Davis. — from Glenview


Polk County circuit court Jonathan M. Aalto, Amery, speeding, not guilty plea. Travis J. Adams, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michelle L. Alvermann, Clear Lake, violation of child safety restraint requirements, child 4 years but less than 8 years of age, $135.60. Kevin F. Amatuzio, Englewood, Colo., speeding, $175.30. Ashley W. Amirante, Osceola, operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Christopher J. Andersen, Ham Lake, Minn., sell alcohol to underage person, $500.00. Tiffany M. Anderson, Dresser, speeding, $175.30. Peter Arcand, Clear Lake, failure to remove abandon mobile home, $753.00. Mark Athey, Amery, failure to remove abandoned mobile home, not guilty plea. Christopher M. Bauer, Jordan, Minn., speeding, $175.30. David J. Bebault, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Becker’s Trucking Inc., Turtle Lake, vehicle equipment violations – group 3, $168.80; violate Class A Hwy. weight limits, $217.94. Jason M. Bernhardt-Lanier, Takoma Park, Md., speeding, $160.80. Beth A. Bjerke, Champlin, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Karlee Bjorngjeld, Clear Lake, entering unauthorized or closed area, $160.80. Ronald D. Blomberg, Chetek, operate w/o valid license, $186.00. Charles H. Brewster, Byron Center, Mich., speeding, $160.80. Jeremy A. Brown, Osceola, speeding, $175.30. Sasha J. Bryant, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kathleen C. Butler, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $200.50. Kelly L. Butterfield, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Dallas J. Caroon, Luck, nonregistration of other vehicle, $160.80. Trisha D. Casey, Clear Lake, fail./yield right/way from stop sign, $175.30. Ryan S. Cassidy, Eden Prairie, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jennifer A. Conklin, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, not guilty plea. Katie M. Dalzell, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Leslie J. Davison, Centuria, speeding, $175.30. Robert J. Dawson, Wood-

bury, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Julie A. Decker, Woodbury, Minn., riding on boat decks/gunwales, $175.30. Ruben De Leon-Castorena, Deer Park, drink open intoxicants in MV, $200.50. Mark E. Deziel, Lake Elmo, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Robert J. Dicosimo Jr., New Richmond, seat belt violation, $10.00. Dirtworks Trucking LLC, Cumberland, vehicle equipment violations – group 2, $208.50; nonregistration of other vehicle, $263.50. Joseph R. Domiani, River Falls, speeding, $160.80. Walker I. Dosch, St. Croix Falls, operating while under influence, 6 mos. rev., $691.50. Brian D. Duvall, St. Croix Falls, operating while suspended, $186.00. David M. Earhart-Price, Golden Valley, Minn., inattentive driving, $187.90. Bing P. Ellingworth, Dresser, speeding, $160.80. Timothy D. Elliott, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mark K. Fisher, Torrance, Calif., speeding, $263.50. Shaun M. fisher, Circle Pines, Minn., possess marijuana on state land, not guilty plea. Christopher A. Fisk, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Jill C. Froehlich, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Julio Gaspar-Regalado, Boyceville, possess open intoxicants in MV, $186.00. Omar Gaytan, Turtle Lake, speeding, $175.30. Kevin L. Goins, Clayton, seat belt violation, $10.00. Donald E. Grant, Luck, speeding, $160.80. Gregs Excavating Inc., Almena, vehicle equipment violations – group 1, $231.80; vehicle equipment violations – group 3, $168.80; vehicle equipment violations – group 3, $168.30. Jack F. Gutzmer, Luck, speeding, $175.30. Carol A. Haas, Dresser, seat belt violation, $10.00. Brandon R. Hackett, Frederic, driving too fast for conditions; operate motorcycle w/o valid license, not guilty pleas. Danielle K. Hamann, Cushing, seat belt violation, $10.00. Sally L. Hanson, Garden, Mich., operating left of centerline, $213.10. Kathleen L. Harper, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Samantha L. Hart, Siren, operating while suspended, not guilty plea.

David C. Harten, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Edward D. Heit, River Falls, speeding, $175.30. Saul Hermandez, Osceola, possess open intoxicants in MV, $186.00. James C. Hicks Jr., Uniondale, N.Y., speeding, not guilty plea. Jessica M. Hicks, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Jacob E. Hilligoss, Coon Rapids, Minn., unclassified forfeiture, $263.00. Ilie P. Horvath, Webster, entering or in state park after hours, pending. Steven R. Hulteen, Frederic, seat belt violation, $10.00. Eugene E. Husted, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Tyrone Hutchins, Minneapolis, Minn., security violation – discharge certificates, $160.80. Richard W. Hutsell, Woodbury, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Richard L. Jackson, Amery, seat belt violation, $10.00. Malcolm I. Jamison, Minneapolis, Minn., illegally jump/dive into St. Croix River, $135.60. Rebecca A. Johannsen, Amery, speeding, $250.90. Ryan P. Johnson, Luck, failure to notify police of accident; operating while suspended, failure to keep vehicle under control, not guilty pleas. Sean D. Johnson, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. Shawn D. Johnson, St. Croix Falls, operate motorboat within 100’ of dock, not guilty plea. Sarah Joswiak, Mendota Heights, Minn., operating boat towing skier w/o observer, $160.80. Mikaela E. Kalinczok, Milltown, speeding, $175.30. Keith Duffee, Turtle Lake, operate vehicle (excess width) w/o permit, $194.00; operate overlength vehicle w/o permit, $194.00. Anna M. Keller, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Daniel L. Klink, Deer Park, failure to notify police of accident, $263.50; possess open intoxicants in MV, $263.50. Ryan L. Klink, Deer Park, speeding, $160.80. Steven E. Klos, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joshua S. Kopecky, Ham Lake, Minn., illegally jump/dive into St. Croix River, $135.60. Anthony W. Kosobud, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.00. Scott D. Kraus, Frederic,

speeding, not guilty plea. Jennifer M. Lallier, Minnetristra, Minn., operate personal watercraft without valid safety certificate, $148.20. Jacob R. Lamotte, Stacy, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cody C. Lamphere, Webster, operating with PAC .10 or more, AODA 7 mos. rev., $754.50. Beth L. Larson, Anoka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joshua A. Larson, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ryan M. Larson, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. Laura A. Lazan, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Duane L. Lee, Mahnomen, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Gregory A. Linberg, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Ryan D. Lovik, Brooklyn Center, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Duane L. Ludwig, Paynesville, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Edward M. Lynn-Klimeko, Minneapolis, Minn., cliff jumping, $135.60. Shadow D. Lysdahl, Frederic, fail./stop at stop sign, $175.30. Travis L. McCulloch, Hopkins, Minn., speeding, $200.50; operate w/o valid license, $200.50. Kristen K. McEvoy, West Allis, speeding, $200.50. Edward R. McGlynn, Austin, Texas, speeding, $175.30. Brian J. McGoldrick, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Nathaniel D. McNeil, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Adrian C. Meador, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kevin D. Melgard, Fridley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joseph P. Merz, Plymouth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Shoshanna R. Mike, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Stuart R. Moe, Dresser, prohibited transport of aquatic plants and invasive animals, $200.00. Edward Moebakken, Cedar, Minn., entering unauthorized or closed area, $160.80. Douglas A. Neimann, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Andrew R. Nelson, Amery, no conditional-use permit for salvage yard, operating while revoked, not guilty pleas. Curtis R. Nelson, Balsam Lake, operating boat towing skier w/o observer, $160.80. David R. Noble, Mosinee, speeding, $175.30. Denise R. Nordquist, Clayton, operate ATV w/o valid safety certificate, $148.20. John A. Novotny, Ham Lake,

Minn., illegally jump/dive into St. Croix River, $135.60. Ashley D. O’Brien, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Luke M. O’Brien, Minneapolis, Minn., cliff jumping, $135.60. Jose M. Otero, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Marco A. Otero Mendoza, Osceola, speeding, $236.40; operate w/o carrying license, $135.60. Jared J. Padget, St. Croix Falls, operating while under influence, 6 mos. rev., $691.50 AODA. Amanda R. Pechaver, Clear Lake, speeding, $175.30. Gene E. Pederson, Clear Lake, fail./stop at stop sign, $175.30. George R. Pesek, Lake Forest, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Theresa Peters, no town given, speeding, $200.50. Michael T. Pnewski, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Michael Quinlan, no town given, permit operation of boat by underage person, $162.70. Norman L. Randall, Big Lake, Minn., speeding; inattentive driving, not guilty pleas. William V. Rask, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Roger E. Ratajczak, Milltown, speeding, $160.80. Ruth D. Reynolds, Balsam Lake, speeding, $160.80. Justin S. Rikkola, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30. Jesse Rockstad, Oak Grove, Minn., entering unauthorized or closed area, $160.80. Paul J. Rodriguez, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Barbara C. Roegge, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Chad A. Russell, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Matthew D. Ryan, Little Canada, Minn., operate boat w/o valid cert. number, $200.50. Baltazar Salasar-Perez, Deer Park, operate w/o valid license, $200.50; speeding, $225.70. Magen S. Savoy, Amery, seat belt violation, $10, 3 times; violation of child safety restraint requirements, child 4 years but less than 8 years of age, $135.60. Stephen B. Schlang, Reno, Nev., speeding, $225.70. Kent C. Schmidt, Naperville, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Ryan D. Schmidtbauer, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Daniel D. Schwab, Hudson, operate motorboat within 100’ of dock, $173.40. Thomas R. Seger, Grantsburg, operating with PAC .10 or

more, operating while under influence, not guilty pleas. Casey P. Seifert, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, 4 points, $180.60. Steven M. Sellman, Wyoming, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Julio A. Sena, Clear Lake, drink open intoxicants in MV, $200.50. Allison L. Severson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Donna M. Shellito, Milltown, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jodee A. Smith, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Andrew T. Steege, Osceola, speeding, $236.70. Todd D. Strusz, Pine City, Minn., placement of major recreational equipment vehicles, not guilty plea. Jane L. Studwell, Eden Prairie, Minn., fail./carry boat floatation devices, $160.80. Terry L. Swenson, Amery, operate boat without lights, $175.30. Darrow O. Taylor, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Christopher E. Thompson, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $100, $175.30. Leah M. Thompson, Crystal, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Trapper J. Tomesh, Cameron, operating left of centerline, $198.60. Jeremiah J. Trepczyk, Grantsburg, speeding, not guilty plea. Patricia P. Ugland, Frederic, fail. to yield right/way from stop sign, $160.80. James A Vetter, Hudson, speeding, $175.30 Stanley D. Walker, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Thomas M. Watroba, Elk River, Minn., operating while under influence, 8 mos. rev., AODA $817.50. Daniel R. Wells, Minneapolis, Minn., cliff jumping, $135.60. Joseph S. Wells, Minneapolis, Minn., illegally jump/dive into St. Croix River, $135.60. Zane R. Wensman, Ham Lake, Minn., illegally jump/dive into St. Croix River, $135.60. Charles D. Winters, Grand Marais, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Anton E. Wixo, Medina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Andrew M. Wortman, Cushing, seat belt violation, $10.00. Daniel M. Wortman, St. Croix Falls, display unauth. veh. registration plate, not guilty plea. Joseph R. Young, St. Cloud, Minn., speeding, $250.90.

Denise S. Brenne, St. Croix Falls, speeding, $160.80. Claire A. Brinkman, Grantsburg, operating while revoked, 2 counts, $527.00. Joshua G. Brixen, Eau Claire, operate ATV without forest service approved spark arrestor, $154.50. David L. Bryngelson, Turtle Lake, operate vehicle without stopping lights, $148.20. Sue A. Bunting, Grantsburg, speeding, $186.00. Forrest G. Burke, Orono, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Nathan B. Burton, Webster, speeding, $186.00. Timothy L. Butterfield, Somerset, speeding, $160.80. Barbara L. Cadogan, Naples, Fla., speeding, $186.00. Kayla J. Cameron, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating while suspended, $186.00.

David C. Cannons, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Molly M. Cardinal, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Donald Carlson, Glendale Heights, Ill., possession of illegalsized fish, $222.90. John H. Carr, Webster, operate without valid license, $186.00. Benjamin D. Carver, Isanti, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Shannon M. Chafer, Danbury, operating while suspended, $186.00. Bradley C. Chazin, Deephaven, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Kenneth W. Chenal, Frederic, speeding, $211.20. Kelly A. Christenson, Savage, Minn., fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80.

Burnett County circuit court Patrick D. Andre, Edina, Minn., fail to carry boat floatation devices, $148.20. Andrea A. Arcand, Webster, operate without valid license, $200.50. Robert C. Armstrong, Stacy, Minn., set fire without extinguishing fire, $175.30. Monica J. Arndt, Petersburg, Fla., speeding, $186.00. Bonnie K. Arnold, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Calvin B. Aswell, Orlando, Fla., speeding, $175.30. Matthew R. Bambery, Webster, operating while suspended, $186.00. Shirley L. Barenz, Grantsburg, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. George P. Basgall, Spooner, speeding, $160.80. Laurence Bearhart, Webster, operating while revoked, not guilty plea.

Thomas A. Belanger, Buffalo, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Greg D. Belland Jr., Grantsburg, sell alcohol to underage person, $438.00; operating while under influence, $677.00, 6month license revocation and order for assessment; operating left of centerline, $198.60. Bruce Bellanger, Webster, nonregistration of auto, $106.80. Sherry Benjamin, Webster, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Rachel W. Bennington, Ramsey, Minn., speeding, $211.20. David M. Bergman, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.00. Brenda M. Berthiaume, Roseville, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Roy D. Bester, Mendota Heights, Minn., operate boat while intoxicated, operate boat with PAC greater or equal to .08

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Adeline T. Abbenyi, Rochester, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Kevin J. Ackland, Siren, speeding, $160.80. James M. Ahrens, Hayward, speeding, $225.70. Arthur Almquist, South St. Paul, Minn., place camping unit in shoreland zone without land use permit, not guilty plea. Alicia J. Ambelang, Siren, inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Aaron J. Amidon, Crystal, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Colleen E. Anderson, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.00. Daniel L. Anderson, Little Falls, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Douglas P. Anderson, Superior, fail to stop at stop sign, $168.80. David M. Andre, Minneapolis, Minn., operate boat without valid certificate number, $186.00.


court/from page 15 Peggy L. Christopherson, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, not guilty pleas. Daphne J. Churchill, Webster, failure to notify police of accident, $249.00. Christopher J. Coan, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Brian C. Collins, Mahtowa, Minn., operate ATV away from summer ATV trail, not guilty plea. Darcie A. Conran, Minnetonka, Minn., operate while under influence, operation without required lamps lighted, not guilty pleas. Steven D. Constant, New Richmond, speeding, $175.30. Kevin M. Corrigan, St. Cloud, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Adam R. Crockett, Cedar, Minn., operate without valid license, $200.50. Elizabeth J. Cross, South Range, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael E. Cross, South Range, seat belt violation, $10.00. Logan M. Cudd, River Falls, ATV – careless operation, $186.00. Mary K. Curtis, Lake Elmo, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Kristin L. Dahl, Fairbault, Minn., speeding, $236.40. Bradley A. Dahlberg, Barron, operating while suspended, $186.00. Andrea L. Dahle, Clear Lake, speeding, $200.50. Dale L. Danielson, Becker, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Bradford R. Denny, St. Joseph, Mich., jet ski – violate slow-no-wake requirements, $173.40. Melanie D. Deutsch, New Prague, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Thomas H. Dingmann, Annandale, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Christine L. Ditzig, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Alan D. Doriott, Webster, operate while under influence, not guilty plea. William E. Dove, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $160.80. David J. Dubay, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Lisa A. Duppong, Lake Elmo, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Janette L. Duran, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $200.50. James C. Durkin, Grove, Ill., speeding, $160.80. Scott L. Dvorak, Grantsburg, operating boat towing skier without observer, $160.80. Gregory J. Earley, Eagan, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Matthew J. Edelman, Lino Lakes, Minn., speeding, $175.30. David R. Edling, Grantsburg, speeding, $186.00. Geraldine S. Edman, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Colin R. Eide, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Mark R. Endres, Victoria, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Craig R. Erickson, Sartell, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Karen L. Erickson, Edina, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Melissa A. Ewoldt, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Ryan C. Fairclough, Newton, N.J., speeding, $186.00. Peyton A. Ferguson, Madison, speeding, $160.80. Perfecto Fernandez Jr., Barron, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. John P. Fichtinger, Hillman, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Rory V. Fish, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, unsafe lane deviation, not guilty pleas. Terry R. Fish, Webster, operating while suspended, $186.00. Duane M. Fladten, New Auburn, speeding, not guilty plea. Kyle J. Flicker, Coon Rapids, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Christopher J. Flores, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Mitchell T. Fowler, Luck, inattentive driving, knowingly operating while suspended and cause property damage, not guilty pleas. Jennell M. Francis, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $186.00.

Nicholas D. Frank, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.00. Donna M. Friel, Webster, operating while under influence, $677.00, 6-month license revocation and order for assessment. Martin L. Ganser III, St. Paul, Minn., inattentive driving, $187.90. Ricky J. Garbow, Osceola/Milltown, underage drinking – possess 17-20, $767.50, 1-year license revocation, 2 counts. Thomas G. Garneau, Deephaven, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jacquelyn M. Garske, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Joseph H. Gates, Amery, operate after revocation/suspension of registration, $160.80; operating while suspended, $186.00. Paul J. Gatten, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Lynda C. Girouard, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Lorna P. Gleason, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Barbara J. Goebel, Gilman, speeding, $160.80. Richard D. Goff, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Travis J. Good, Superior, speeding, not guilty plea. William B. Graham, Lexington, Minn., operating boat towing skier w/o observer, $160.80. Christina Z. Green, Chanhassen, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Melissa A. Green, Independence, Mo., speeding, not guilty plea. Cori B. Gustafson, Grantsbug, operating without valid license, minor transporting intoxicants in motor vehicle, not guilty pleas. John B. Gutenkauf, Eagan, Minn., burning without a permit, $165.80. Joseph C. Gutierrez, Siren, operate after revocation/suspension of registration, $160.80; seat belt violation, $10.00. Merry L. Haferkorn, Hayward, speeding, $160.80. Steven M. Hallin, Andover, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Erik A. Haman, Clearbrook, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Abby J. Hamilton, Ashland, speeding, $186.00. Janette L. Hamilton, Pine City, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Nicholas L. Hanson, Siren, nonregistration of vehicle, not guilty pleas. William R. Haraldson, Siren, speeding, $186.00. Claudia B. Hardy, Cambridge, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Gordon W. Harmon, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Stephen J. Harrold, New Richmond, operate boat without valid certificate number, $200.50. William P. Hartman, Cambridge, Minn., place/transport loaded firearm in vehicle, not guilty plea. Christopher L. Hartzell, Shoreview, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Brad K. Hautala, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Gerald L. Hayes, Grantsburg, passing in no-passing zone, $198.60. Erland C. Hedegard, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Maurice A. Henderson, Grantsburg, speeding, $175.30; seat belt violation, $10.00. Steven J. Hendren, Stanchfield, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Kimberly A. Hensley, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $160.80; operating while suspended, $186.00. Kelsey A. Hiemenz, Savage, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Fred B. Hodgeman Jr., Hayward, speeding, $160.80. James J. Hoepfl, Prescott, jet ski – violate slow-no-wake requirement, $188.00. Gerylann L. Hoffman, Minneapolis, Minn., operating while under influence, operate without valid license, speeding, not guilty pleas. Thomas A. Hofstede, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Matthew B. Hogen, Maplewood, Minn., operate ATV without spark arrestor, $154.50. Richard J. Hohertz, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $211.20.

Andrew J. Holb, Richfield, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Trent J. Holec, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, speeding, $175.30. Melissa A. Horwath, Rice Lake, nonregistration of auto, not guilty plea; seat belt violation, $10.00. Ashley B. Hull, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00; operate without valid license, $186.00. Randall J. Hunt, Cross Plains, speeding, not guilty plea. Marc J. Hunter, Webster, fail to yield right of way from stop sign, $160.80. Victor A. Hushcha, W. St. Paul, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Patricia M. Jamison, Drummond, speeding, $343.50, 15day license suspension. Jacob H. Joachim, Grantsburg, speeding, $186.00. Alison M. Johnson, Ham Lake, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Benjamin K. Johnson, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Charles A. Johnson, Wyoming, Minn., operate boat without valid certificate number, $200.50. Cynthia A. Johnson, Elko, Minn., speeding, $186.00. David A. Johnson, Vero Beach, Fla., speeding, not guilty plea. Dawn M. Johnson, Hertel, operating while under influence, operate motor vehicle after revocation, not guilty pleas. Jason A. Johnson, Grantsburg, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Jessica M. Johnson, Eau Claire, violate of child safety restraint requirements, child 4 years but less than 8 years of age, $135.60. Joseph M. Johnson, New Auburn, speeding, $186.00; operating motor vehicle by probationary licensee with unauthorized person in vehicle, $186.00. Kyle W. Johnson, Cumberland, seat belt violation, $10.00; nonregistration of other vehicle, $249.00. Lawrence J. Johnson Jr., Siren, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $186.00. Paul E. Johnson, Zephyr Cove, Nev., speeding, $160.80. Peter Johnson, De Pere, fish without license, $188.20. Michael S. Joyce, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Sara S. Kabrick, Fredeic, fail to stop at stop sign, $161.00. Annie M. Kackman, Frederic, underage drinking, not guilty plea. Kathleen M. Kaeppeler, Holmen, failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. John D. Kane, Hastings, Minn., speeding, $160.80. George H. Kasper, Danbury, seat belt violation, $10.00. Louis T. Katner, Hudson, speeding, $160.80. Patrick E. Kellogg, Woodstock, Ga., speeding, $225.70. James M. Kerns, Savage, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Angelika M. Kimbro-Shafer, Webster, fail to stop at stop sign, $160.80. Angela M. Koch, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Darlene M. Koestler, Superior, speeding, $160.80. Daniel G. Korhonen, South Superior, speeding, not guilty plea. Barbara J. Koshenina, Webster, operating with PAC >+ .08 < .10, $250.00, 6-month license revocation. Elisha B. Kupper, Rice Lake, nonregistration of auto, not guilty plea. Jerome E. Kurtz, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Aaron C. Lamson, Hertel, operating while revoked, $249.00; speeding, $160.80. Michael P. Laqua, Frederic, speeding, $160.80. Cody C. Larson, Cloquet, Minn., operating while under influence, $691.50, 6-month license revocation and order for assessment. Linda D. Larson, Edina, Minn., speeding, $186.00. William L. Lauer, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80.

Gage E. Lekie, Lakeville, Minn., placing injurious substance on highway, $186.00. Tianna L. Lemieux, Minneapolis, speeding, $225.70. Joseph C. Lenz, Minnetonka, Minn., inadequate/defective brakes, $175.30. James M. Letcher, Duluth, Minn., seat belt violation, $10.00. Benjamin S. Leung, Edina, Minn., inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Morris L. Lewis, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jamie M. Lindahl, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Kyle D. Lindus, Pine City, Minn., operating while suspended, $186.00; display unauthorized vehicle registration plate, $223.80; nonregistration of auto, $160.80. Kyle D. Lofye, Waukesha, operate ATV without spark arrestor, $154.50. Breana D. Lucis, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Debora L. Lucius, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Anna M. Luft, Danbury, permit unauthorized minor to drive, $186.00. Catrina R. Luna, Siren, speeding, license restriction violation, not guilty pleas. Susan E. Lyall, Shorewood, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Nicolas Majeno-Pena, Baldwin, operating with suspended, $186.00. Cody L. Marek, Grantsburg, underage drinking, $249.00 and order for assessment. Bennett E. Marks, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Amanda M. Martin, Missoula, Mont., speeding, $160.80. Tracie L. Masuca, Fond Du Lac, speeding, not guilty plea. Michael E. McCann, Forest Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Timothy L. McDonald, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.00. Kimberly J. McGuigan, Dellwood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Patrick M. McNamara, St. Paul, Minn., place/transport loaded firearm in vehicle, $187.90. Robert C. McNamara, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Nathan W. Mehling, Zimmerman, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Martha L. Merrick, N. Canton, Ohio, speeding, $211.20. Christy R. Merrill, Luck, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .02 or more, operating while revoked, not guilty pleas. Angela L. Mersch, White Bear Lake, Minn., operate without valid license, not guilty plea. Ann F. Merz, Excelsior, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Gavin R. Meyer, Grantsburg, speeding, $186.00. Jessie A. Meyer, Siren, speeding, $160.80. Michael F. Meyer, Siren, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, operating left of centerline, not guilty pleas. Gwendolyn R. Mihaly, Webster, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .10 or more, not guilty pleas. Gregory M. Miller, Hudson, jet ski-operate without floatation device, not guilty plea. Mark A. Miller, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Phillip G. Mitchell, Mineral Point, fish without license, $205.20. Angela L. Mlinarcik, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $186.00. David Moen, Apple Valley, Minn., fail to carry boat floatation devices, $162.70. Mikala L. Moody, Siren, underage drinking, $515.50, 6month license revocation and order for assessment. David A. Moran, Stone Lake, speeding, $186.00. Gordon R. Morrison, West St. Paul, Minn.,speeding, $186.00. Ja Neen Mosay, Webster, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Matthew T. Mraz, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $211.20. Nicholas G. Muehlberg, Mora, Minn., underage drinking, $249.00. John D. Myhr, Lindstrom, Minn., fish without license, $206.70.

Craig A. Naylor, Spooner, operate left of centerline, operating while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, not guilty pleas. Jack O. Nelson, Spooner, speeding, $160.80. Susan M. Nelson, Andover, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Ly Van Nguyen, Loretto, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cheryl L. Nilsson, Grantsburg, speeding, $200.50. Du Wayne Olesewski, Lake Nebagamon, operate without valid license, $186.00. Donald L. Olsen, Saukville, speeding, $160.80. Charlotte A. Olson, Champlin, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Dianna J. Olson, Grantsburg, fail to yield while making left turn, $175.30. Jennifer J. Ondrus, Esko, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Wendy L. Ortez, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Luke A. Otterness, Circle Pines, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Susan S. Pagel, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Robert L. Pate, Luck, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kelli N. Paulson, Loretto, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Brandyn A. Pearson, Rosemount, Minn., disorderly conduct, $185.00. David P. Pearson, Hudson, speeding, $160.80. David J. Peloquin, Siren, operate without valid license, $186.00. Daniel S. Petersen, Hertel, speeding, $175.30. Lisa J. Petersen, Columbia Heights, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Wilkie J. Petersen, Webster, burning without a permit, $165.80. Andrew D. Peterson, Carbondale, Colo., speeding, $160.80. Kathryn M. Phillippi, Vadnais Heights, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. John M. Pickler, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $200.50. John M. Piotrowski, Hopkins, Minn., fish without license, $192.20. James M. Plain, Wyoming, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Daniel J. Pope, Webseter, speeding, $160.80. Connie L. Prose, Siren, operate vehicle without stopping lights, not guilty plea. Erika S. Rahm, Hamel, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jamie Rasmussen, Osceola, underage drinking, $249.00, and order for assessment. Joann M. Pautio, Andover, Minn., speeding, $160.00. David W. Redick, Rogers, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Charles J. Revak, Spooner, speeding, $160.80. Erika J. Reynolds, Webster, operate vehicle without stopping lights, $148.20. Dustin D. Rickard, Linden, fish without license, $205.20. Amy L. Riemenschneider, St. Croix Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Tiffany A. Rittler-Foley, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Donald L. Roberts, Spooner, speeding, $186.00. Jerome P. Robertson Sr., Venice, Fla., speeding, $160.80. Johnathon B. Robertson, Sandstone, Minn., underage drinking, not guilty plea. Chad E. Robinson, Danbury, operate while under influence, operating with PAC .08 or more, operate without valid license, not guilty pleas. Joyce H. Rose, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Peter J. Rose, Hopkins, Minn., operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Richard A. Rotar, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Deepali J. Roth, Burnsville, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Brent R. Rud, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Anna J. Ruess, Edina, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Bonnie C. Rupsch, Henderson, Ky., speeding, $160.80. Darin JZ Ryan, Grantsburg, operating while suspended, $186.00. Angeline S. Ryba, Webb Lake, speeding, $160.80.

Jordan N. Salrin, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Nicholas J. Sampson, Forest Lake, Minn., operate ATV without spark arrestor, $154.50. Stacy J. Sandford, Prescott, speeding, $175.30. Judith A. Santell, Hudson, speeding, $160.80. Mark L. Sauter, Pine City, Minn., vehicle equipment violations, $246.30. Emily B. Scheller, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Margaret M. Schlender, Hayward, speeding, $211.20. Renee L. Schlitter, Eagan, Minn., failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10; failure to notify police of accident, $263.50. John E. Schnedier Jr., Siren, inattentive driving, $173.40. Michael R. Schober, Duluth, Minn., reckless driving, $375.00. Claire C. Schuebel, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $161.00. Alan J. Schwartzbauer, Grantsburg, underage drinking, $249.00, and order for assessment. Benjamin T. Schweda, Topeka, Kan., speeding, $160.80. Nicholas A. Seeger, Grantsburg, speeding, not guilty plea. Rachel F. Shockman, Braham, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Tracy H. Shook, Edina, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Carol J. Showalter, Albertville, Minn., passing in nopassing zone, $198.60. Eddie D. Siebenthal, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Mark S. Simenson, Bennett, fail to maintain vehicle speedometer, $160.80. Justin J. Simon, Grantsburg, underage drinking, not guilty plea. Michael F. Sipe, Rochester, Minn., operating boat towing skier without observer, $175.30; operate boat without valid certificate number, $200.50. Elizabeth M. Slater, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Alexander H. Sleiman, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Dennis J. Smith, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, not guilty plea. Robert M. Smith, Golden Valley, Minn., fail to yield right of way to pedestrian, bicyclist or EPAMD, $175.30. Kimberly N. Sol, Osceola, operator violate yellow traffic signal, $160.80. Veronica L. Songetay, Danbury, speeding, $186.00; seat belt violation, $10.00. Nicole Sorenson, Ham Lake, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Edward O. Souther, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $186.00. Cora L. Sower, Siren, speeding, $186.00. Christopher M. Staples, Danbury, speeding, $160.80. Nichole M. Staples, Grantsburg, seat belt violation, $10.00. Michael C. Stenmo, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Michael A. Stoffels, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Scott D. Strack, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Aaron M. Stroot, Webster, operating while suspended, not guilty plea. Darrick D. Suckow, Webster, operating while revoked, not guilty plea. Nace A. Sutherland, Grantsburg, automobile following too close, $186.00; speeding, $198.60. Mary M. Swanson, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Andrew W. Sylvester, Lakeville, Minn., fail/stop at stop sign, $160.80. Brandt J. Sylvestre, Eden Prairie, operate ATV away from summer use ATV trail, $154.50. Anthony D. Thao, Brooklyn Park, Minn., jet ski violate slow no-wake requirement, $188.90. Moua Thao, St. Paul, Minn., operate w/o valid license, $186.00. Robert E. Thayer, Eden Prairie, Minn., operate boat w/o valid cert. number, $200.50. Douglas L. Thompson, West St. Paul, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $154.50.

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All Frederic girls finish in top 10 at Frederic Thayer 14th and Chris Eisen 17th. “Our goal was to take first place as a team tonight,” Clemins stated. “Despite falling second to Grantsburg, the boys still had a great night.”

Grantsburg boys place first by Brenda Sommerfeld FREDERIC – The Frederic Vikings hosted a cross-country invitational Tuesday, Sept. 1. A Frederic runner finished first in both the boys and girls race. Samantha Nelson was the fastest girl with a time of 15:59 and Joel Anderson came in first for the boys with an 18:40.1 time. Nelson’s teammates followed closely with each one of them finishing in the top ten. Sarah Knauber finished second and Calla Karl third. Sage Karl came in sixth, taking a fifth for the team, Jade Johnson and Tanesha Carlson took eighth and ninth respectively for the team and ninth and 10th individually. The boys did not have a team, with four individuals competing. Ian Lexen was in the top 10 with ninth place, Jesse Chouinard came in 22nd and Gus Neumann 29th. Grantsburg Pirates FREDERIC – The Grantsburg boys team received a first-place finish at the Frederic invitational. They stayed tight together in the race, each finishing in the

Grantsburg’s Michelle Lund took fourth at Frederic Tuesday and fourth at Grantsburg Thursday.

Unity/Luck team FREDERIC – Third place is what both Unity/Luck girls and boys finished at Frederic. Jake Bengtson finished eighth, taking the only top-10 spot for either Unity/Luck team. Colton Sorensen received 11th, Mickey Muller 12th, Alec Larson 19th and Tyler Bublitz 22nd. Freshman Megan Volgren took 11th for the girls. Jessica Raboin followed Volgren in 13th place, Brittney Bublitz in 16th, Tina Lennartson 17th and Anna Luepke 18th.

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Frederic’s Samantha Nelson crossed the finish line first during both the Frederic and Grantsburg invites over the last week. top ten for their team, with a spread of 1:47.9 and average time of 19:52.4. Steven McKinley came in first for the team, meeting his goal of being under 19 minutes. McKinley was followed by Daniel Biorn at fourth, Zach Arnold at fifth, Nick Lindgren at ninth and John Schneider at 10th. “They are all learning to push themselves a little more during the races and at practice,” coach Paul Huskamp stated. “My freshmen runners are becoming more adept at running and learning how to pace themselves in a race.” The girls had four compete, with Angela Gaffney still sitting out with an injury. Michelle Lund finished third in the race, followed by Kaelah Maslow at 15th, Rosie LaMere 16th and Jordan Christopherson 22nd. “They’re beginning to see the value of pack running,” Huskamp stated. “We look forward to seeing what the next meet will bring in Webster when we

Viking runner Joel Anderson received first place at Frederic on Tuesday. – Photos by Larry Samson have a full team.” St. Croix Falls Saints FREDERIC – Both the boys and girls Saints teams finished second overall. The girls had four in top-10 finishes for the team and the boys had three. Bailey Bergmann crossed the finish line first for the Saints in fourth place, followed by Allie Holmdahl in sixth, Savannah Stone in seventh, Autumn Erickson in 10th and Kim Culver in 12th. “The lady Saints had a terrific race,” coach Jennifer Clemins said. “The determination of their faces during the race is such a thrill to witness. I am eager to see how these ladies will stand at conference.” Alex Frey finished in second place for his team, taking third individually. Nathan Gravesen was third in team scores, Rashaud Kelash seventh, Joe

Frederic Cross-Country Invitational - Tuesday, Sept. 1 Place

Boys Teams

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Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Unity/Luck Cumberland

Boys Overall Individuals

Place Finisher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Joel Anderson Steven McKinley Alex Frey Nathan Gravesen Daniel Biorn Zach Arnold Tyler Tiegs Rashaud Kelash Ian Lexen Jake Bengtson Nick Lindgren John Schneider Colton Sorensen Mickey Muller Kazuki Kondo Joe Thayer Jake Radtke Seth Ilgen Chris Eisen


18:40.4 18:55.7 19:16.8 19:31.4 19:32.4 19:39.9 20:02.7 20:21.7 20:28.3 20:28.5 20:30.4 20:43.6 20:56.2 21:34.7 21:49.6 22:03.4 22:04.7 22:17.6 22:19.8


Frederic Grantsburg St. Croix Falls St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Grantsburg Cumberland St. Croix Falls Frederic Unity/Luck Grantsburg Grantsburg Unity/Luck Unity/Luck Cumberland St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Grantsburg St. Croix Falls

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Sean Handy Christian Wolff Jesse Chouinard Alec Larson Kyle DeSantis Jim Richie Tyler Bublitz Travis Pothen Bradly Taylor Gus Neumann Mitchell Johnston Scott Bever Jeremy Tiegs Sam Nichols Randy Bertelsen


22:24.2 23:14.6 23:23.6 23:26.9 23:43.2 23:52.7 24:06.0 24:55.0 25:33.5 26:04.4 26:14.0 27:34.4 28:19.5 30:17.4 32:41.0

Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Frederic Unity/Luck Cumberland Cumberland Unity/Luck Cumberland Grantsburg Frederic Unity/Luck Unity/Luck Cumberland St. Croix Falls Cumberland

Girls Teams

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Frederic St. Croix Falls Unity/Luck

Girls Overall Individuals

Place Finisher 1 2 3 4

Samantha Nelson Sarah Knauber Calla Karl Michelle Lund


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Frederic Frederic Frederic Grantsburg

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Bailey Bergmann Sage Karl Allie Holmdahl Savannah Stone Jade Johnson Tanesha Carlson Autumn Erickson Dana Warwick Megan Volgren Kim Culver Kaelah Maslow Rosie LaMere Becca Heinecke Jessica Raboin Ashley Van Erp Brittany Rudolph Jessica Derrick Jordan Christopherson Brittney Bublitz Tina Lennartson Anna Luepke Alison Lennartson Carley Martin Cassie Nykaanen

18:15.7 19:31.8 19:51.6 19:52.1 20:27.6 20:29.3 20:36.6 20:42.3 20:54.4 21:03.2 21:56.6 21:58.3 21:59.2 22:20.3 23:46.3 24:15.5 24:24.5 25:21.4 25:33.9 25:55.3 26:18.9 26:40.1 27:02.2 28:01.8

St. Croix Falls Frederic St. Croix Falls St. Croix Falls Frederic Frederic St. Croix Falls Cumberland Unity/Luck St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Grantsburg Cumberland Unity/Luck Cumberland St. Croix Falls St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Unity/Luck Unity/Luck Unity/Luck Unity/Luck St. Croix Falls Cumberland

••• LEADER LAND – The St. Croix Falls at Lake Holcombe football game can be heard on WLMX 104.9 FM on Thursday, Sept. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. The Cornell at Luck football game is being broadcast on 104.9 FM at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. The Northwestern at Amery football game can be heard on Friday, Sept. 4, beginning at 7 p.m., on 1260 AM. ••• MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Brewers games being broadcast on WXCE 1260 AM can be heard on the following dates and times. The Brewers at Cardinals game on Thursday, Sept. 3, begins at 1:15 p.m. The Cardinals at Brewers series from Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 7-9 begins at 1 p.m., 7 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively. ••• MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., – Minnesota Twins games broadcast on WLMX 104.9 FM can be heard on the following dates and times. Twins at Indians games on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, begin at 3 p.m., and noon respectively. The Twins at Toronto series from Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 7-9, begin at noon, 6 p.m., and 6 p.m., respectively. ••• GREEN BAY – The Packers at Tennessee game can be heard on WXCX 105.7 FM on Thursday, Sept. 3, begining at 7 p.m. ••• MADISON – The Northern Illinois at Badgers football game can be heard on 1260 AM at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. ••• 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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Siren Dragons melt Winter Saints win over Luck Siren 3, Winter 1 by Brenda Sommerfeld SIREN – The Dragons and Winter stayed within points of each other through all four games. Winter prevailed in the first, 25-22, but it was Siren who finished the next three, 25-22, 27-25 and 25-19. Ashley Guevara, Meghan Baasch, Carley Emery and Deanna Phernetton each showed skill at the net with the help of setter Sarah Howe. Guevara led the team in kills with 11, Emery followed with eight, Baasch totaled six and Phernetton five. Guevara also had four blocks for the team. Emery and Guevara each had four saves to keep volleys going through the four games. Baasch had six ace serves against Winter. St. Croix Falls 3, Luck 1 LUCK – Conference opponents St. Croix Falls and Luck met on the Cardinals turf Tuesday evening, Sept. 1. The Saints pulled off the win in four games. St. Croix Falls won the first two 25-23 and 25-20. Luck was able to outscore the Saints in the third, 25-20, but the Saints came back and defeated them in the fourth, 25-20 for the win. Morgan Denny and Aleah Lemieux each had seven kills for Luck. Lemieux topped serving with five aces, and Denny topped blocking with four solos and three assists. Maia Lehmann had

Siren Dragon Ashley Guevara knocks a kill past two Winter blockers as teammate Carley Emery watches Tuesday evening, Sept. 1. – Photos by Brenda Sommerfeld five solo blocks against St. Croix Falls. Hannah Karl totaled 15 assists as the team’s main setter. Katie Gutzmer had 11 digs, while Denny got 10. Frederic 3, Solon Springs 0 SOLON SPRINGS – The Frederic Vikings took a three-game victory, 25-9, 25-11, 25-11, over Solon Springs Tuesday. Several girls contributed to the points through kills. Maria Miller and Krysta Laqua each had 11, Camilla Collavo nine and Chrissy Chenal and Alli Anderson totaled seven. Alex Lonetti led the Vikings in both assists and digs. She had 10 assists and five digs. Foreign exchange student Paola Endara had six assists. Four aces were scored by Miller, Endara and Isabelle Lexen.

Siren’s Deanna Phernetton gets low for a dig against Winter on Tuesday.

RIGHT: In front of a full house at the Luck gym, Saint Croix Falls player Sarah Petznick watches as libero Jamie Rohm bumps the ball to a front-line player. – Photo by Lori Nelson

Webster starts season with kickoff-return touchdown Defense relieves offense of pressure Webster 36, Lake Holcombe 6 by Brenda Sommerfeld MENOMONIE – The Webster Tigers started their season with a bang at the Gridiron Classic held at UW-Stout Thursday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 28. Webster played Lake Holcombe Thursday. The Tigers defeated the Chieftains 36-6. “It was a great experience for our football team at the Gridiron Classic; our kids had a blast playing at such a great facility,” coach Jeromie Voletz stated. “Our kids represented our community

very well down there and we are proud of them.” Webster started the game with Dan Pope returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Pope, making the field goal, put the Tigers up 7-0 in the first seconds of the game. “It was a nice feeling and a great start to our 2009 season when we ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown,” Voeltz said. “We talked all week about how we were going to do that and our kids did just that.” Pope scored the team’s second touchdown with a 39-yard run. He also scored one of the four touchdowns scored in the second quarter with a 19-yard run. Pope totaled 134 rushing yards against Lake Holcombe. Austin Bork had 28 yards

and one touchdown in four carries. Jason Hendry rushed 47 yards. “Offensively we were able to move the football with good blocking up front and our backs running hard,” Voeltz commented. “All three individuals (Pope, Hendry and Bork) did a fine job creating some opportunities to our football team.” The offense didn’t do all the scoring work Thursday. The defense helped with a fumble recovery touchdown and a safety. Jake Lubich made the fumble recovery and handed off to Jason Hendry who ran the ball in for the touchdown. “Anytime you can score on defense, we are able to take a little pressure off of our offense,” Voeltz said. “Our kids did that Thursday night.”

Pope had five unassisted tackles, three assists and one sack. Mycal Larson made six unassisted, two assists and one sack. Garrett Eichman made one interception for the team. “Our defense played a great game,” Voeltz stated. “They did their job from the opening kickoff all the way to the end. We were able to get some key stops early in the game and continued to put the pressure on them the entire game.” Lake Holcombe scored their one touchdown in the last seconds of the fourth quarter on a 31-yard pass. Webster is on the right path after their season-opening victory and will see what they can do against Clayton on their home field Friday, Sept. 4.







Spooner speeds past Grantsburg Bertelsen rushed for 57 yards against Spooner. Bert Luedtke had 36 yards, Brent Myers and Will Geiger each 21, Nolan Hanson 16 and Wood 6. Myers played quarterback for Grantsburg. He totaled six completions for 115 yards. Receivers Hanson and Josh Phillipps each caught two, Hanson for a total of 52 yards and Phillipps for 53. Hanson also had three kickoff returns for 88 yards. Gavin Meyer had nine solo tackles and nine assists during the game. Bertelsen totaled three solo and 10 assists, Myers three solo and eight assists and Damien Rasmussen assisted in nine.

Pirates score two in fourth quarter Spooner 35, Grantsburg 16 by Brenda Sommerfeld SPOONER – The Spooner Rails scored five times in the first three quarters against Grantsburg Friday, Aug. 28. Grantsburg pushed two touchdowns and two two-point conversions past the Spooner defense in the last eight minutes of the fourth for a final score of 35-16. Derek Bertelsen scored both touchdowns for the Pirates, one on an 18-yard run and one on a 19-yard run. Bertelsen also ran in one two-point conversion. Matt Wood carried in the second twopoint conversion.

LEFT: Grantsburg’s Derek Bertelsen follows blocker Bert Luedtke through Spooner defenders. – Photo by Larry Samson

Unity falls to Shell Lake at Gridiron Classic Jason Vlasnik and Brady Flaherty each scored one touchdown. Vlasnik totaled 78 yards and Flaherty 23. Dylan Hendricks had one catch for 18 yards and Rush Hickethier made two for 17. Hickethier scored one touchdown on 21 rushing yards. Alec Carlson scored the other touchdown running in a fumble recovery. Dustin McKinney rushed 99 yards in 16 attempts, Reed Sorenson had 22 yards and Xavier Foeller totaled 15. Jared Peper led the team defensively with three unassisted tackles and eight assists. Vlasnik had three unassisted and seven assists. McKinney had the most solo tackles with six. Carlson had two tackles that caused Shell Lake to lose yards. Unity will welcome Chetek to their field Friday, Sept. 4, for their next game.

Eagles led at half Shell Lake 35, Unity 28 by Brenda Sommerfeld MENOMONIE – The Unity Eagles played on the UW-Stout field during the Gridiron Classic Friday, Aug. 28. Unity faced Shell Lake, who defeated them 3528. The Lakers totaled 383 rushing yards to Unity’s 293 total offensive yards. The Eagles scored three touchdowns and completed one two-point conversion in the first half, compared to Shell Lake’s two touchdowns and one twopoint conversion to lead 20-14 at halftime. The second half, Shell Lake stepped it up, scoring three more touchdowns, one field goal and one more two-point conversion, while Unity made one touchdown and one two-point conversion. Eagle quarterback Luke Nelson completed 11 passes for 136 yards and two of the team’s four touchdowns. Receivers

A Shell Lake defensive player dives at the ankles of Unity running back Dustin McKinney on the UW-Stout field. – Photo by Larry Samson

Osceola passes over St. Croix Falls Chieftains take game in final minutes Osceola 26, St. Croix Falls 19 by Brenda Sommerfeld ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints started out strong against the Osceola Chieftains Friday, Aug. 28. Osceola ended the game stronger, with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, to take a 26-19 victory.

St. Croix Falls started the game scoring twice in the first quarter, holding Osceola from getting into the end zone. The Saints had Josh Larcom push his way over the line to score six with eight minutes left in the quarter. Five minutes later, Ryan Larson received a 58-yard pass from quarterback Matt Vold to score the team’s second TD. Going into the second quarter, St. Croix Falls had the upper hand with a 13-0 lead. Osceola scored twice in the

second, including a TD in the last seven seconds. Completing two extra-point kicks, compared to the Saints one, gave Osceola the lead, 14-13. Larcom ran for a 50-yard touchdown in the third to give the Saints the lead one more time, 19-14. Their lead didn’t last through the end of the game, with Osceola scoring twice more in the final 10 minutes to take the victory. The Saints ended their season opener with 274 offensive yards, 184 rushing

and 90 passing. Vold completed four passes, three to Larson for 80 of the yards. Cory Gebhard received the fourth for 10 yards. Larcom rushed the most yards, totaling 123 in 14 carries. His longest carry was his 50-yard touchdown. Nick Johnson rushed 51 yards and Auney Siefert 12. Thursday, Sept. 3, the Saints will travel to Lake Holcombe to face the nonconference opponent at 7 p.m.

Siren Dragons shut out in opener by Northwood Young team struggles offensively Northwood/Solon Springs 44, Siren 0 by Brenda Sommerfeld SIREN – The Dragons had a tough night Friday, Aug. 28, being shut out by the Northwood Evergreens, 44-0, on their home field. “Offensively, we struggled to get going all night,” coach Jason Bins said. Senior quarterback Christian Hall completed 23 passing yards, with Andrew Brown catching most of the passes. Isaac Wegner carried 12 times for 25 yards, Hall had four carries for 10 yards,

Evan Oachs three for three and Jeremy Wikstrom one for three. “Defensively, we got Northwood into some third-and-long situations, but missed tackles allowing them to get first downs and eventually score.” The team did not score, but their coach was still proud of his team. “Overall, our kids never quit, and they kept their heads up,” Bins stated. “As a coaching staff that is what we asked them to do.” LEFT: Siren’s Isaac Wegner had 12 carries against Northwood/Solon Springs. Wegner rushed a total of 25 yards during the team’s first game. – Photo by Carl Heidel







Webster boys following in last year’s footsteps “Michelle was faster this year than she was last year, so I was happy with her performance,” Huskamp commented. “Same with Aimee.”

Frederic team wins girl’s race by Brenda Sommerfeld GRANTSBURG – The Webster boys scored almost perfect at the Grantsburg cross-country invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27. The first four finishers were Tigers and their fifth runner came in sixth for team scoring. The team averaged a time of 18:37.0. Juniors Jack Taylor and Devin Greene were in the top five for Webster, along with seniors Bryan Krause and Tim Sundstrom and sophomore Joey Erickson. The Webster girls took third. Freshman Emma Kelby received fourth for her team with a time of 17:51.9. Sarah Walsh followed in sixth place with Kally Schiller in seventh. Shaina Pardun and Olivia Kopecky were the other two who finished in the team’s top five. Frederic Vikings GRANTSBURG – The small Frederic girls cross-country team finished big with a first place at Grantsburg. The team averaged a 18:09.7 finish with a 3:47.6 spread. “They did great,” coach Ian Karl said. “They ran a great race and it was a great way to kick off the season.” Samantha Nelson and Sarah Knauber finished in under 17 minutes for first and second, respectively. Calla Karl took fifth place, followed by sister Sage Karl at 10th, Tanesha Carlson at 12th and Jade Johnson at 19th. The boys couldn’t make a team with only three competitors. Joel Anderson came in sixth individually, followed by Ian Lexen at 18th and Jesse Chouinard at 32nd.

The Webster boys team started the season with a first-place trophy at the Grantsburg invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27. The first four finishers were Tiger runners and their fifth to score for the team was sixth overall. – Photos by Larry Samson Grantsburg Pirates GRANTSBURG – The Pirate boys took second behind Webster. They ran in a pack with a spread of 2:29.2, having finishers at eighth, ninth, 14th, 19th and 20th. “It was a good start to the season,” coach Paul Huskamp stated. “I was happy with the results of the boys. We had some new kids running and I was happy with their finishes.” Sophomores Daniel Biorn, Zach Arnold and Nick Lindgren were among the top five. Senior John Schneider and freshman Jake Radtke were the other two. “I was really happy with Jake Radtke’s performance,” Huskamp said. “He’s

The Frederic girls cross-country team took first place at Grantsburg Thursday, Aug. 27. Samantha Nelson finished first, over all the other competitors, followed by Sarah Knauber.

never run cross country before.” Radtke and Arnold are both in their first year running. The girls had four, Michelle Lund, Aimee Van Tatenhove, Rosie LaMere and Kaelah Maslow, able to run. Angela Gaffney was out with a sprained ankle leaving the girls without the five required for a team placing. Lund finished fourth overall, Van Tatenhove 19th, LaMere 24th and Maslow 27th.

St. Croix Falls Saints GRANTSBURG – The Saints boys team took third and the girls team received fourth at Grantsburg. “Five of our athletes earned medals for their outstanding efforts,” coach Jennifer Clemins said. Alex Frey took eighth individually and Nate Gravesen received 11th. All three freshmen girls received medals. Allie Holmdahl received ninth, Savannah Stone 14th and Autumn Erickson 15th. “They couldn’t have asked for a better way to debut,” Clemins commented. The boys team averaged a time of 21:58.8 and the girls 20:59.7. “Overall, we did well, but undoubtedly we have many areas in need of improvements yet,” Clemins said. Unity/Luck team GRANTSBURG – Unity/Luck boys finished fourth with an average of 22:45.9 and the girls finished fifth with an average of 24:17.7. Colton Sorensen scored a 12th-place finish for the team, Mickey Muller 16th and Jake Bengtson 17th. For the girls, Megan Volgren was at the front with a 17th place for the team, Jessica Raboin 23rd and Brittney Bublitz 28th.

St. Croix Falls Savannah Stone started out well at the Grantsburg invite. Stone placed 14th. – Photo submitted

Grantsburg Cross-Country Invitational - Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 Place

Boys Teams

1 2 3 4 5

Webster Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Unity/Luck Shell Lake

Boys Overall Individuals

Place Finisher 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Jack Taylor Bryan Krause Devin Greene Joey Erickson Joel Anderson Tim Sundstrom Alex Frey Daniel Biorn Zach Arnold Nathan Gravesen JT Elmgren Colton Sorensen


17:13.0 18:23.8 18:36.5 18:53.8 19:35.9 19:57.9 19:58.8 20:11.5 20:17.7 20:28.6 20:36.2 20:53.4


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

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Chaz Heinz John Schneider John Grassl Brad Krause Ian Lexen Mickey Muller Jake Bengtson Joe Thayer Nick Lindgren Jake Radtke Sean Handy Chris Eisen Taylor Heinz Seth Ilgen Alec Larson Matt Elmgren Christian Wolff Jesse Chouinard Rashaud Kelash Jim Erickson Mitchell Johnston Tyler Bublitz Derek King

21:02.8 21:03.8 21:17.1 21:24.1 21:38.5 21:57.3 22:16.8 22:25.5 22:38.2 22:40.7 22:46.5 22:53.6 22:58.8 23:09.2 23:40.2 23:48.9 24:07.6 24:21.0 24:28.0 25:01.4 25:01.9 25:20.3 25:44.4

Webster Grantsburg Shell Lake Webster Frederic Unity/Luck Unity/Luck St. Croix Falls Grantsburg Grantsburg Grantsburg St. Croix Falls Webster Grantsburg Unity/Luck Webster St. Croix Falls Frederic St. Croix Falls Webster Unity/Luck Unity/Luck Webster

38 39 40 41 42

Alec Hopke Dillion Hopke Luke Riewestahl Scott Bever Cortland Summer


25:50.1 25:50.6 27:20.5 27:49.2 28:16.1

Shell Lake Shell Lake Spooner Unity/Luck Webster

Girls Teams

1 2 3 4 5

Frederic Spooner Webster St. Croix Falls Unity/Luck

Girls Overall Individuals

Place Finisher 1 2 4 5 6 7 8

Samantha Nelson Sarah Knauber Michelle Lund Emma Kelby Calla Karl Sarah Walsh Kally Schiller


16:10.6 16:53.1 17:42.8 17:51.9 18:02.9 18:06.8 18:24.3


Frederic Frederic Grantsburg Webster Frederic Webster Webster

9 11 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 23 24 27 28 29 30 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41

Allie Holmdahl Sage Karl Tanesha Carlson Savannah Stone Autumn Erickson, Megan Volgren Aimee Van Tatenhove Shaina Pardun Jade Johnson Kim Culver Rosie LaMere Kaelah Maslow Jessica Raboin Olivia Kopecky Danielle Dyson Jessica Derrick Brittany Rudolph Brittney Bublitz Tessa Schiller Tina Lennartson Alison Lennartson Carley Martin Anna Luepke

19:15.4 19:44.0 19:58.2 19:58.6 20:11.5 20:33.2 20:34.6 20:48.2 21:01.1 21:08.9 21:23.3 22:33.0 22:43.9 22:55.1 23:02.0 24:24.2 25:00.9 25:02.1 26:03.5 26:25.9 26:43.3 26:54.0 27:30.3

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







Unity/Luck tennis split week’s matches Aug. 27, giving them a conference win. “Unity put up a really good fight today against Baldwin/Woodville,” Trudeau said. Unity/Luck’s No. 1 singles Kothlow, No. 2 singles Davison and No. 1 doubles Kutina and Ebensperger were the three to defeat Baldwin/Woodville. “At No. 2 singles, Alex Davison showed us one of her best performances yet, with sharp cross-court ground strokes and relentless effort to win her match,” Trudeau stated. No. 3 singles Julie Franzel and No. 4 singles Albrecht were defeated in two games. No. 2 doubles Maddie Anderson and Anna Ebensperger went through three games before falling. No. 3 doubles Maiden Mueller and Petzel fell in two games. “No. 2 doubles Maddie Anderson and Anna Ebensperger never let down as they lost a hard-fought battle in three sets against Baldwin/Woodville,” Trudeau explained. “They are a powerhouse at the net and are continuously growing as a team.”

Fall in close one to conference opponent Unity/Luck 6, Barron 1 by Brenda Sommerfeld BALSAM LAKE – The Unity/Luck tennis team faced Barron in a makeup match Monday, Aug. 31, on their home court. With only one singles player falling to a Barron opponent, the Unity/Luck team took a 6-1 win in the match. “At No. 1 singles, Lexie Kothlow dominated in her match with strong backhands and cross-court angles to keep her opponent on the defense,” coach Beth Trudeau said.

Monday, Aug. 31 Barron at Unity/Luck

Joy Albrecht played No. 3 singles during the Barron match. Albrecht defeated her opponent 6-1 and 6-3 Monday, Aug. 31. – Photos submitted

Anna Ebensperger waits for the ball against Barron. Ebensperger is partnered with Maddie Anderson as the No. 2 doubles.

Kothlow defeated Crystal Hanson 6-2 in both the games they played. No. 2 singles Alex Davison and No. 3 singles Joy Albrecht both also won in two games. No. 4 singles Kayla Johnson fell in two. “Joy Albrecht stepped up to play at No. 3 singles today and took control of the match with big serves and attacking the net,” Trudeau commented. All three doubles teams defeated their Barron opponents. No. 1 partners Katherine Ebensperger and Jessi Kutina and No. 3 team Mary Maiden Mueller and Emily Petzel both won in two. No. 2 team Maddie Anderson and Anna

Ebensperger went into a tiebreaker, but were victorious. “Unity had a big win with Mary Maiden Mueller and Emily Petzel at No. 3 doubles today,” Trudeau stated. “They are a new doubles team this year and have been working so hard to make their names known. They connected as partners today to secure the win over Barron.” Baldwin/Woodville 4, Unity/Luck 3 BALSAM LAKE – Baldwin/Woodville was able to win four of the seven matches against Unity/Luck Thursday,

Unity/Luck 6, Barron 1 No. 1 Singles: Lexie Kothlow (U) d. Crystal Hanson (B) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Singles: Alex Davison (U) d. Amanda Arnold (B) 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Singles: Joy Albrecht (U) d. Lauren Zappitello (B) 6-1, 6-3; No. 4 Singles: Catherine Queiser (B) d. Kayla Johnson (U) 6-0, 6-0; No. 1 Doubles: Jessi Kutina and Katherine Ebensperger (U) d. Erin McNeil and Casey Hanson (B) 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Doubles: Maddie Anderson and Anna Ebensperger (U) d. Bridget Klatt and Anna Hinde (B) 7-6 (7-5 tie break), 6-3; No. 3 Doubles: Mary Maiden Mueller and Emily Petzel (U) d. Maggie Mickelson and Amanda Hinde (B) 6-4, 6-4.

Thursday, Aug. 27 Baldwin/Woodville at Unity/Luck

Baldwin/Woodville 4, Unity/Luck 3 No. 1 Singles: Lexie Kothlow (U) d. Sam Rode (BW) 61, 6-1; No. 2 Singles: Alex Davison (U) d. Haylie Noha (BW) 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 Singles: Katie Bauer (BW) d. Julie Franzel (U) 6-0, 6-3; No. 4 Singles: Katie Thompson (BW) d. Joy Albrecht (U) 6-3, 6-2; No. 1 Doubles: Jessi Kutina and Katherine Ebensperger (U) d. Jessica Johnson and Tanis Klingler (BW) 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Doubles: Abby Gadbois and Danielle Mundt (BW) d. Maddie Anderson and Anna Ebensperger (U) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; No. 3 Doubles: Maddy Otis and Katie Zimmerman (BW) d. Mary Maiden Mueller and Emily Petzel (U) 6-3, 6-1.

Saints take second at home invitational Luck/Unity receive ninth by Brenda Sommerfeld ST. CROIX FALLS – The Saints golf team hosted an invite Thursday, Aug. 27. St. Croix Falls took second with a score of 193, three strokes behind No. 1 finishing team Osceola. “The St. Croix Falls match didn’t come out exactly like we hoped, but the result left us leading the Middle Border Conference, ahead of Baldwin-Woodville by one stroke,” Saints coach Terry Benoy stated. Baldwin-Woodville came in third at St. Croix Falls with a score of 201, which dropped them from their tie with the Saints for the No. 1 spot in the conference. St. Croix Falls scored a 193 with the help of Marissa Campeau’s tie for second with a 41, Tess Hedrick’s sixth-place score of 46 and Cortney Rassmussen’s tie for third with 50. Brittany Buss finished with a 56. The other local team, Luck/Unity, finished ninth in St. Croix Falls. They shot a 249 as a team, with four golfers. Avery Steen led the team, finishing with a 53. Emily Stelling got a 57, Lindsey Stapel a

St. Croix Falls Invitational (8-27-09) St. Croix Valley Golf Course Team Scores Place Team Score 1st Osceola 190 2nd St. Croix Falls 193 3rd Baldwin/Woodville 201 4th New Richmond 210 5th Ellsworth 211 6th Amery 221 7th Somerset 223 8th St. Croix Central 229 9th Luck/Unity 249 10th Prescott 277 Individual Scores Name Score School Marissa Campeau 41 St. Croix Falls Tess Hedrick 46 St. Croix Falls Cortney Rassmussen 50 St. Croix Falls Avery Steen 53 Luck/Unity Brittany Buss 56 St. Croix Falls Emily Stelling 57 Luck/Unity Lindsey Stapel 58 Luck/Unity Jessica Larson 81 Luck/Unity

RIGHT: Luck’s Avery Steen watches as her competition takes their turn during the St. Croix Falls invitational Thursday, Aug. 27. Steen shot 53 for Luck/Unity’s best score. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld 58 and Jessica Larson an 81. Both teams will compete in New Richmond Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m.

2009 Golf All-Conference Points Standing Team Points Team Points St. Croix Falls 28 Baldwin/Woodville 27 Osceola 25 New Richmond 22 Ellsworth 17 Amery 16 Somerset 11 St. Croix Central 10 Prescott 5 Luck/Unity 4 Standing Individual Points Name Points School Cassie Danielson 30 Osceola Marissa Campeau 26 St. Croix Falls Erica Timmers 25 Baldwin/Woodville Jessica Williams 22 New Richmond Alex Harmon 18 Baldwin/Woodville Caitlyn Singerhouse 12 New Richmond Dani Edin 12 Amery Courtney Rassmussen 11 St. Croix Falls Tia Perry 8 St. Croix Central Avery Steen 7 Luck/Unity Tess Hedrick 7 St. Croix Falls Emile Anderson 5 Osceola Shannon Campbell 3 Ellsworth Brittany Buss 2 St. Croix Falls Samantha Helsing 2 Osceola Emily Gjerning 2 Osceola Shauntay Galardo 1 Ellsworth Arrin Delsalvo 1 St. Croix Central







Luck Cardinals fly past Prairie Farm Panthers Cornell up next

Vikings pass the ball

Luck 49, Prairie Farm 21

Flambeau 21, Frederic 0

by Brenda Sommerfeld LUCK - By halftime the Luck Cardinals were up 49-0 over the Prairie Farm Panthers on Friday, Aug. 28. Landen Strilzuk and Carson Giller each found their way into the end zone a few times during the first half. Prairie Farm was able to put up some points on the board in the second half. The Luck Cardinals next opponent will be Cornell on their home field at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

RIGHT: Luck’s Carson Giller runs for a touchdown, as a defender trails behind, during the first quarter of the Cardinals game against Prairie Farm on Friday, Aug. 28. – Photo by Brenda Sommerfeld

Club tournament held at Frederic Golf Course FREDERIC – The Frederic Golf Course held its annual club tournament on the weekend of Aug. 22 and 23. Members were placed into flights according to their handicap. Each player played one 18-hole round on Saturday and one 18hole round on Sunday and their total of the two rounds was used to determine the club champions in men’s and women’s divisions as well as individual flight winners. A playoff was needed to determine the winner in the men’s first flight. Shawn Olson, Rick Giller and Jon Anderson played off on Sunday to see who would win the men’s first flight. Rick Giller won the title after the second hole. The 2009 club champions were Jennifer Delozier and Jason Pearson. Individual flight winners were Butch Hacker, men’s sixth flight; Tom Wettergren, men’s fifth flight; Bob Sorensen, men’s fourth flight; Chuck Holicky, men’s third flight; Davis Daniels, men’s second flight; Rick Giller, men’s first flight; Julie Sorensen, women’s second flight and Tracie DesJardins, women’s first flight. – submitted

Frederic shut out by Flambeau

Individual flight winners are pictured back row (L to R): Tom Wettergren, Davis Daniels, Jennifer Delozier, Jason Pearson, Rick Giller and Chuck Holicky. Front row: Tracie DesJardins, Butch Hacker, Julie Sorensen and Bob Sorensen. – Photos submitted

by Brenda Sommerfeld FLAMBEAU – One of the opponents to defeat the Frederic Vikings last season was Flambeau. Flambeau completed this feat once again this season, shutting out Frederic 21-0 on Friday, Aug. 28. With Ben Ackerley at quarterback, Frederic accomplished more of a passing game than rushing against Flambeau. Ackerley completed 11 passes for 181 yards. Receiver Trae Gehl caught four for 97 yards, Ian Anderson two for 14, William Primm two for 29, Tony Peterson two for 38 yards and Robert Kirk received one for three yards. Peterson led the team, rushing for 58 of the team’s 89 rushing yards. Ackerley took 18 yards himself and Anderson rushed 13 yards. Anderson totaled nine tackles, Peterson five, Gehl 4-1/2 and Zach Tietz 3-1/2. The Vikings face Siren on their home field Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for their next game.

Jennifer Delozier and Jason Pearson won the title of 2009 club champions, men’s and women’s divisions, at the Frederic Golf Course’s club tournament the weekend of Aug. 22 and 23.

Luck beats three at Unity-hosted quadrangular Unity Eagles win two Luck 2, Webster 0 Luck 2, Winter 0 Luck 2, Unity 1 by Brenda Sommerfeld BALSAM LAKE – The Unity Eagles hosted a quadrangular Thursday, Aug. 27, featuring Unity, Webster, Luck and Winter. The Luck Cardinals defeated all three opponents. Webster and Winter fell to Luck in two games. Luck won their first game 25-18 against Unity. Unity held on, winning the second game, 25-21, but eventually they became Luck’s third victim with a loss in the third 15-13. “The crazy thing is the Luck match was some of the best ball I’ve seen us play this year, and unfortunately we came up a little bit short,” Unity coach Chris Lesneski stated. “It was a big eye-

opener for us and we finally started to get a grip on what I’ve been preaching all along, one play at a time.” According to Luck coach Alyssa Notermann, Morgan Denny had 20 solo blocks and 26 kills during the quadrangular. Unity 2, Winter 1 Unity 2, Webster 1 BALSAM LAKE – Before losing to Luck, the Unity Eagles defeated both Winter and Webster, losing one game but winning two. “We were still a little tentative starting out but finally began getting some confidence and comfortability on the floor and with each other,” Lesneski said. Unity won 25-20 in the first, lost 25-19 in the second and won against Winter with a 15-13 score in the third. Webster was the next opponent for Unity. The Eagles lost 25-21 in the first, but won 25-21 and 15-7 in the next two. “We really started to get some things

figured out and began passing the ball better and found out that when we do that, good things can happen,” Lesneski stated. “All in all it was a good night because our effort level was high and our passing came along very well,” Lesneski commented. “We still have some corrections to make but nothing that is huge.” Weyerhaeuser 3, Siren 0 WEYERHAEUSER – The Siren Dragons traveled to Weyerhaeuser Thursday, Aug. 27 for their first game of the season. Siren was defeated by Weyerhaeuser in three games. Northwood 3, Frederic 1 MINONG – The Frederic Vikings won one game against Northwood, but lost three others for a loss Thursday, Sept. 3. RIGHT: Luck’s Morgan Denny sets the ball during Tuesday’s game. – Photo by Lori Nelson







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Terry Lehnertz & Justin Zoch division-best seventh trophy of the season with a clean sweep. Fankhauser came home second while 11thstarting Kris Peterson charged to third ahead of Wade Blumke and Kris Mako. Kim Korstad, who’s mother passed away Aug. 18, was also on hand with her No. 911 Street Stock. Korstad has dedicated her race season to the memory of her mother while simultaneously racing to raise awareness for Amyloidosis, the disease that claimed her mother’s life. Each night, at least half the the Korstad racing team’s winnings are donated to two different Minnesota cancer research centers. More information on Korstad’s Race for Amyloidosis Awareness can be found on Korstad’s “Kimmers Korner Racing” Web site, www.kimmers When the WISSOTA Super Stocks took the track for their second feature event, outside row-one starter Andy Grymala had his sights set on a second trophy to match the one he claimed back in early June. Things were looking up for Grymala until lap nine. That’s when second-heat race winner Dan Gullikson, who spent the first eight laps passing six cars to get into the runner-up position, made his winning move. While Grymala wouldn’t lose sight of Gullikson, he never could regain enough ground to mount a serious challenge the rest of the way. By virtue of winning his heat race for the rain-shortened Aug. 7 race, Gullikson was able to pull off the rare feat of completing two clean sweeps in one night – and in the process putting a virtual hammerlock on his bid for the 2009 Super Stock track title. Grymala had to settle for second with Jimmy Gullikson, Dale Gangl and Joe Nelson rounding out the top five. The final race of the evening belonged to the WISSOTA Modifieds and to Rick Kobs. Kobs, like Gullikson in the race before, proved fast in the night’s preliminaries and was poised to garner three race wins in the span of a few hours. Kobs’ high point average relegated him to the fourth row at the start, but his yellow No. 63 needed just four laps to get around the likes of previous feature winners Tim VanMeter, Steve Lavassuer, Jason Schill and Buzzy Adams. Once Kobs got into the lead, history repeated itself and Kopellah Speedway had its second three-race winner of the night. Adams, Lavassuer, Schill and Bryce Johnson completed the top five. As is the case in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, the Kopellah Hornets championship battle is coming down to the wire. “The Rocketman” Kevin Bradwell came into the night with a four-point advantage over his teammate Doug Fick. But unlike the Street Stocks, the runner-up would become king of the hill by night’s end. Bradwell started the feature fifth, three spots ahead of Fick, but his Lightning McQueen lookalike No. 95 was scored the first DNF of the race. On the other end of the spectrum, Fick shot from third to first on lap five and went on to win – and assume the top spot in the championship standings. Positions two through five went to Jason Christianson, Ben Kaphing, Brandon Fischer and Brent Voeltz respectively. Voeltz was the unofficial hard-charger, starting thirteenth on the grid. The Kopellah Pure Stock championship battle saw a dramatic change as well. Unfortunately, fate and not on-track competition, was the determinant. Current points runner-up, Steve Baker, will be unable to complete his racing season – doctor’s orders. Baker is at home, recovering from a recent heart attack. A subdued Nathan Fisk extended his points lead in the division while his friend and competitor was absent during his recovery. The win was Fisk’s second of the season, having won the season opener on April 24. Behind Fisk, the top five consisted of Chad Ogilvie, Krysta Swearingen, Nathan Swanson and David Leaf. The Upper Midwest Sprint Series visited Kopellah Speedway for the final time during the 2009 season and, appropriately enough, Jerry Richert Jr. drove his No. 62 to victory. Richert has been dominant in series action this year, particularly at Kopellah Speedway where he won four of the eight races contested at the speedway. On Friday night, Richert started fifth and worked his way by Brad Barickman early in the race to take second place. Meanwhile, rookie driver Cody Hahn was having a great night as he led from his pole position. Richert pursued Hahn and the veteran snookered the youngster when they approached a lapped car to take the lead. Shortly after, Barickman also moved by Hahn and attempted to reel in Richert. On the final lap, Jimmy Kouba flipped in turn one which set up a

green-white-checkered finish. Barickman gave Richert a run, but the Forest Lake, Minn., driver was too strong and held on for his sixth win of the season. Barickman, Hahn, Sye Anderson and 10th-starting Scotty Thiel followed him across the line Hahn, Leigh Thomas and Richert won Ultimate Sprint Races and Thomas doubled up with a win in the Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems Challenge Race while Barickman bested Richert to score the Haley Comfort Systems Challenge Race. The next race for the UMSS sprint cars will be the two-day Mighty Axe Nationals next Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6, at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota. . For more information on the UMSS sprint car series, please visit or pick up a copy of The UMSS Report provided free at each UMSS race event. Next up for Kopellah Speedway is season championship night, Friday, Sept. 4. All six regular classes will be in action, WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds and Kopellah Pure Stocks and Hornets. Additional information on the speedway can be found at the track’s Web site, As always, racing action is set to begin at 7 p.m. Race Summary Hornets, Feature – Fick, J. Christianson, Kaphing, Fischer, Voeltz, Dan Wilson, Brandon Davis, Michael Sederstrom, Todd Christianson, Thomas Rusk, Eric Schultz, Steve Sutton, Jesse Tripp, Jon Wigchers, Justin Rick, Pamela Lutgen, Bradwell, Dan Strobach Pure Stocks, Feature – Fisk, Ogilvie, Swearingen, N. Swanson, Leaf, Skip Lutgen, Tyler English, Sonja Ellingson, Kendall Grover, Heidi Karshbaum, Mike Olson, Nick Wojcik, Doug Wojcik, Fabian Jackson WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature – Mueller, Myers, VandeKamp, Bazey, Leer, Tim Swanson, Corey Fogelson, Ben Johnson, Michael Truscott, Michael Haseltine, Kyle Matuska, Greg Arnt, Myles McEvers, John Remington, Sampson Haseltine, Travis Swanson WISSOTA Street Stocks, Feature – Fjorden Nord, Fankhauser, Peterson, Blumke, Macko, Allen Amborn, Marcus Simonson, James Vought, Korstad, Gary Jones, Walker, Behn Mensen, Adam Delfosse WISSOTA Super Stocks, Feature – (Aug. 7 make up feature) D. Gullikson, Heintz, J. Gullikson, Remington, Nelson, Grymala, Michael Dyrdahl, Shane Kisling, Todd Gillitzer, Bradley Johnson, Marcus Berget Aug. 28 feature – D. Gullikson, Grymala, J. Gullikson, Dale Gangl, J. Nelson, Todd Nelson, Remington, Michael Dyrdahl, Jason Quarders, Heintz WISSOTA Modifieds, Feature – (Aug. 7 makeup feature) Kobs, Adams, VanMeter, Lavassuer, Marlett, Marc Johnson, Larry Prochnow Aug. 28 feature – Kobs, Adams, Lavassuer, Schill, B. Johnson, Marc Johnson, Erik Bjorklund, Jon Harer, Tim VanMeter, Marlett, Jim Schulz UMSS Sprints, Feature (20-laps) – 1. Richert Jr., 2. Barickman, 3. Hahn, 4. S. Anderson, 5. Thiel, 6. Greg Gunderson, 7. Leigh Thomas, 8. Jeff Wilke, 9. Eric Schultz, 10. Jack Zweber, 11. Kevin Nickel (DNF), 12. Jimmy Kouba (DNF), 13. Lynn Franklin (DNF), 14. Joseph Kouba (DNF), 15. Joe Kouba (DNS) Ultimate Sprint Race #1 – 1. Hahn, 2. Wilke, 3. Barickman, 4. Anderson, 5. Jimmy Kouba Ultimate Sprint Race #2 – 1. Thomas, 2. Gunderson, 3. Joseph Kouba, 4. Zweber, 5. Nickel Ultimate Sprint Race #3 – 1. Richert Jr., 2. Thiel, 3. Franklin, 4. Schultz, 5. Joe Kouba Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems Challenge Race – 1. Thomas, 2. Anderson, 3. Jimmy Kouba, 4. Joseph Kouba, 5. Thiel, 6. Schultz, 7. Wilke Haley Comfort Systems Challenge Race – 1. Barickman, 2. Richert Jr., 3. Franklin, 4. Gunderson, 5. Hahn, 6. Nickel, 7. Zweber, 8 Joe Kouba (DNS)

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ST. CROIX FALLS – For the second time in three weeks, the UMSS Sprint cars joined the fun at Kopellah Speedway on Friday night, their final appearance at the track in their inaugural season. In addition to the sprint cars, the program also included makeup features in the WISSOTA Super Stock and Modified classes from the rain-shortened Aug. 7 show, so the evening was packed full of racing. A hearty crowd was on hand, despite a biting north wind that blew throughout the event and the mercury plummeted south of the 60-degree mark by night’s end. The first order of business was the completion of the Aug. 7 WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Series Super Stock feature race. Rookie Jeff Heintz and Andy Grymala paced the field to the night’s first green flag and Heintz quickly established himself as the car to beat. Third-starting Jimmy Gullikson provided the early pressure on Heintz, while he was simultaneously feeling the heat of older brother Dan Gullikson. While Heintz showed the fast way around, Dan Gullikson finally slipped under Jimmy Gullikson on lap 10 and got into second place. A lap 11 restart provided the opening Dan Gullikson needed to charge past Heintz and into the lead, denying Heintz the opportunity to claim his first victory in the division since moving up from the Street Stock ranks earlier this summer. Gullikson cruised the final laps to complete the clean sweep he had started nearly one month ago. Heintz came home second ahead of Jimmy Gullikson, reigning track champion John Remington was fourth and recent feature winner Joe Nelson finished fifth. Up next were the mighty WISSOTA Modifieds, set to wrap up what remained of their contest from Aug. 7. A pair of 2009 feature winners, Tim VanMeter and Steve Lavassuer brought the group of throttle stompers to the green flag. After an early misstep and quick restart, Rick Kobs blasted low from the second row in the three-wide bid for the point through the opening set of turns. Once out front, not even defending national champion Kevin “Buzzy” Adams could chase him down as Kobs stretched his lead to well over a straightaway by the time the checkers flew. Adams had to settle for a distant second ahead of VanMeter, Lavassuer and Kevin Marlett. With racing events from earlier on the calendar completed, the Midwest Modifieds kicked off the regularly scheduled WISSOTA mains with their 15-lap feature. Josh Bazey shot from his outside row-one post to claim the early advantage over pole-starter Corey Fogelson. Fourth-starting Mike Mueller followed Bazey’s lead and was right on his tail for the opening three circuits. First-heat race winner Curt Myers was another fast mover, jumping up to third by the second lap. Second heat race winner and track points leader Jason VandeKamp, starting outside of Myers in row three, was right on Myers tail early on. Lap four provided the opening Mueller needed to sneak by Bazey for the lead. Bazey would hold the runner-up spot until both Myers and VandeKamp powered by after a lap-eight restart. The last half of the race saw both Myers and VandeKamp try myriad lines and strategies to make a pass, but Mueller would not be denied – holding off a former WISSOTA national champion and the probable track champion for his first-ever feature victory. Myers, VandeKamp, Bazey and Matt Leer were the rest of the top-five finishers. Hours after his victory, well past midnight, Mueller was still flying high as he exclaimed, “first one ever, in any car! This car had been sitting in the weeds for two years. We got it and started working on it over the winter, slowly. We weren’t ready for the opener, but we took our time and did things right.” If it’s the WISSOTA Street Stock division, and it’s at Kopellah Speedway, it can only mean one thing – an insanely tight battle for the championship. Every year in recent memory, the title has been decided by single digits, or less, as the track crowned cochampions in the division in 2008. Again in 2009, the battle has been tight all summer. The Winningest Woman in WISSOTA, Chanda Fjorden Nord, and Scott Walker are the primary combatants this summer, with Fjorden Nord holding a slim four-point advantage coming into the penultimate points race. With both Walker and Fjorden Nord winning their respective heat races, the margin was unchanged at the commencement of the main event. At the drop of the green, recent double feature winner Sam Fankhauser quickly shot from fourth to first on the opening lap, with third-starting Fjorden Nord in tow. Then, on lap three, disaster struck for Walker as he was caught in a tangle on the back stretch. Walker’s crew made repairs and he rejoined the field, but the damage was too extensive and Walker pulled his No. G60 into the infield one lap later, his night over. Taking maximum advantage of her closest competitor’s misfortune, Fjorden Nord passed Fankhauser on lap six and went on to claim her


F A L L Five local football teams at home Friday night. Five of the seven schools in the primary Leader coverage area will be playing at home this Friday. Frederic, Luck, Unity, St. Croix Falls and Webster will all play on their home gridiron with four of the five expected to take easy victories, according to The Swami. (See predictions elsewhere on these pages.) Incidentally, is Webster’s Dan Pope the premier high school football player in the area? Pope bulled and scampered for 147 yards in his team’s opening victory at UW-Stout. (See game account elsewhere on these pages.)

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Unity great Strilzuk opens senior season at UM-Duluth Former Unity Eagle Cole Strilzuk and his UM-D Bulldogs coasted to a 560 victory over Concordia last weekend and have earned the No. 2 ranking in a national coaches poll. Last year, of course, Strilzuk and company won the national Division 2 title.



Ex-Luck hoop legend sighted in Frederic Yes, that was iconic 1960s Luck basketball great Bruce Everts spotted in Frederic last weekend. Old-timers still fondly recall the Cardinal team from 1965-1966 where Everts and the likes of Dan Rowe, Jim Krey, Dale Erickson, Merritt Cogswell and supersub Galen D. “Coot” Skow propelled the Cards to tournament glory before they finally fell to Eau Claire Memorial in the Spooner sectional. And little did Luck fans know at the time that the group of scrawny third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who cheered from the bleachers that year would win the Class B Spooner sectional seven years later. They call him The Rapper Spies working the Twin Cities music scene say that former Frederic football speed merchant LeRoy Doan is trying to make his mark as a hip-hop singer. Apparently Doan–who helped restore Frederic football to respectability back in the early half of this decade–goes by the moniker “DeeZo the Demon.“ Fans remember Doan as a 1,200-yard-plus rusher for the Vikings. Internet-savvy readers can simply Google “DeeZo the Demon” to hear a sampling of one of Doan’s tunes. Hey LeRoy: “What up, bro?“ Move over, Rachael Ray; Readers intrigued by Raccoon Recipe



Several readers asked how I would rate the Coon Stew which was prepared last week after the recipe was featured exclusively in this space. Although a key household member (who is generally known for closing windows on cool evenings rather than opening them) grimaced and opened windows frenetically as the beast parboiled on the stove top, the finished product wound up to be more than palatable. (unfortunately, no one else would try it and render a second opinion) Then again, it could be argued that almost anything can be tasty when part of a robust, well-seasoned stew. All in all, the fare earned a “B-minus” rating which basically means the stew was worth the effort, but not quite tasty enough to warrant a swerve of the car to hit the next masked marauder that crosses in front of me. Next week: Possum Pie, perhaps. Few geese greased Wisconsin’s special early goose season opened Tuesday with most local hunters finding little or no action. The early season runs until Sept. 15. Earlyseason gunners may take five Canada geese per day during the period with a possession limit of 10. So-called “clunker” looking young and spry Those who were among the thousands who inexplicably spent significant time watching most or all of a

preseason football game either in person or on TV report that new Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre looked quite sharp in his real preseason debut with his new team Monday night. Viking fans have been quarterbackstarved for ages, so just to have an experienced game-managing signal caller like Favre at the helm is setting up the Vikes for a vast improvement. “He’s ‘our Brett’ and we love him,” said a starstruck Viking fan wearing purple No. 4 earrings Tuesday morning as she pumped gas at an area convenience store. Trivia returns! By popular demand, here’s some more trivia on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. (No Internet assistance is allowed!) 1) What was the name of Brett’s nowdeceased father? 2) What is Brett’s middle name? 3) What is Deanna Favre’s maiden name? 4) What are the names of Brett and Deanna’s two daughters? 5) When Brett takes the field for the Vikings on Sept. 13, for how many NFL teams will he have played? Correct Answers: 1) Irvin (or Irv) 2) Lorenzo 3) Tynes 4) Brittany and Breleigh 5) Four (which is the same as the number on his purple jersey) John Ryan may be reached at

Pro B-ball in Frederic for one night only Tickets on sale now FREDERIC - The internationally acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors professional basketball team will be in Frederic

for a game at the Frederic High School gym on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the Ambassadors as a fun and exciting way to raise funds to build an-


West Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Overall Shell Lake Lakers 0-0 4-2 0-1 3-1 Luck Cardinals Grantsburg Pirates 0-0 2-0 Unity Eagles 0-0 2-2 Webster Tigers 0-0 1-2 Clayton Bears 0-0 1-0 Frederic Vikings 0-0 1-1 St. Croix Falls Saints 1-0 1-1 Siren Dragons 0-0 1-1 Clear Lake Warriors 0-0 0-0 Turtle Lake Lakers 0-0 0-0 Scores Thursday, August 27 Luck 2, Webster 0 (25-16, 25-22) Luck 2, Winter 0 (25-20, 25-19) Luck 2, Unity 1 (25-18, 28-30, 15-13) Unity 2, Winter 1 (25-20, 19-25, 15-13) Unity 2, Webster 1 (21-25, 25-21, 15-7) Weyerhaeuser 3, Siren 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-20) Northwood 3, Frederic 1 Friday, August 28 Eau Claire 2, St. Croix Falls 1 Tuesday, September 1 St. Croix Falls 3, Luck 1 (25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20) Frederic 3, Solon Springs 0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-11) Upcoming Thursday, September 3 7:30 p.m. Siren at Birchwood Webster at Cumberland New Auburn at Luck Tuesday, September 8 7:30 p.m. Osceola at St. Croix Falls Birchwood at Frederic Clayton at Grantsburg Weyerhaeuser at Luck Siren at Shell Lake


Upcoming Thursday, September 3 4 p.m. St. Croix Falls at New Richmond Luck/Unity at New Richmond Tuesday, September 8 4 p.m. St. Croix Falls at Ellsworth Luck/Unity at Ellsworth


Upcoming Thursday, September 3 4:30 p.m. Webster at Spooner Tuesday, September 8 4:30 p.m. Grantsburg at Webster Unity/Luck at Webster St. Croix Falls at Webster


Small Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Flambeau Falcons 1-0 1-0 Turtle Lake Lakers Birchwood/Weyerhaeuser Cats 1-0 Northwood/Solon Evergreens 1-0 Shell Lake Lakers 0-0 Bruce Red Raiders 0-1 Frederic Vikings 0-1 Siren Dragons 0-1 Winter Warriors 0-1 Large Lakeland Standings Team Conf. Clear Lake Warriors 0-0 Webster Tigers 0-0 Luck Cardinals 0-0 St. Croix Falls Saints 0-0 Unity Eagles 0-0 Cameron Comets 0-0 Grantsburg Pirates 0-0 Scores Thursday, August 27 Webster 36, Lake Holcombe 6 Friday, August 28 Luck 49, Prairie Farm 21 Osceola 26, St. Croix Falls 19 Shell Lake 35, Unity 28 Flambeau 21, Frederic 0 Spooner 35, Grantsburg 16 Northwood 44, Siren 0 Upcoming Thursday, September 3 7 p.m. St. Croix Falls at Lake Holcombe Friday, September 4 7 p.m. Siren at Frederic Grantsburg at Cumberland Cornell at Luck Chetek at Unity Clayton at Webster

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

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Scores Thursday, August 27 Baldwin/Woodville 4, Unity/Luck 3 Monday, August 31 Unity/Luck 6, Barron 1 Upcoming Thursday, September 3 4 p.m. Unity/Luck at Amery Tuesday, September 8 4 p.m. Durand at Unity

other home for a local family in need. Habitat has formed a team of some of the best local basketball players, along with local celebrities, to play the Ambassadors. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Ambassadors deliver nonstop laughs and express a positive message Historically the S w a m i has sometimes struggled during the opening week of football season, before eventually “getting his legs under him” after two or three rounds of predictions. But such was not the case in week one of 2009 as he THE SWAMI hit the ground running with a spotless 7-0 record. “Not only did I pick the winners correctly, but the scores I forecasted were uncannily accurate. This may be my proudest moment as a prognosticator,” he said Wednesday morning as he dropped off this week’s forecast at the Leader office, the faint hint of a soulful strut evident in his usually sauntering gait.

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The Harlem Ambassadors basketball games are great basketball and great entertainment for the whole family. – Photo submitted

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for kids wherever they play. “At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.” The Ambassadors have worked extensively with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs, and many others throughout the U.S. They perform more than 200 shows a year, helping to raise millions of dollars. Check out their Web site at Advance tickets are $5 for kids, students, and seniors, and $8 for adults. Atthe-door prices will be $7 and $10. Children 4 and under admitted free. Tickets are available for sale at Bremer Bank and U.S. Bank in both Siren and Frederic, and at Community Bank in Siren and Grantsburg, and at Bremer Bank in Amery. Don’t miss this fun and exciting event, and help raise funds for a great cause. from WRHH

This week’s predictions: St. Croix Falls 42, Lake Holcombe 8 – The Saints might as well look ahead to next week’s game versus Elk Mound, because this one won’t be close. Cumberland 27, Grantsburg 22 – The Pirates nearly pull off an upset. Chetek 26, Unity 12 – The traditionrich Bulldogs prevail. Bessemer, Mich., 46, Washburn 14 – The Castle Guards were destroyed last week and won’t fare any better in their home opener. Webster 44, Clayton 6 – The Tigers will be 2-0 when they travel to Unity next week. Luck 34, Cornell 13 – The Cards won’t be tested until they face Grantsburg next Friday. Frederic 52, Siren 6 – The Vikes bounce back with a vengeance after being shut out at Flambeau. The Swami answers all e-mails and can be reached at




Webster class adds 38 to hunting public WEBSTER – “Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond. Keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.” That mantra and many hours of home and classroom study, plus hands-on field exercises led last week to the graduation of 38 students from gun and archery hunting-education classes in Webster. Instructors from Fishbowl United Sportman’s Club taught the two classes, with gun-hunting testing and graduation taking place at the Webster Senior Center because of another event at the conservation club. Earning gun-hunting certificates were: Kodie Anderson, Grace C. Bentley, Lydia J. Bentley, Matias Aranda Butrom,

Ella Durand was a picture of concentration as she listened to lead archery hunting-education instructor Brad Peterson during class at the Fishbowl United Sportsman’s Club in Webster.

Gun-hunting education graduates and their instructors gathered on graduation night last week outside the Webster Senior Center, where the final night of class was conducted because of another activity at Fishbowl United Sportsman’s Club. – Photos submitted Brandon R. Chapman, Elijah G. DePover, Courtney K. Fischer, Nicole E. Hursh, Ashley M. Johnson, Douglas M. Krueger, Vincent K. Larson, Michael R. Miles, Max G. Norman, Diana M. Pope, Emilie L. Pope, McKenzie A. Reese, Brett A. Richison, Justin W. Snell, Christina M. Weis, David R. Woodman and Justin M. Woodman. Those who earned both a gun-hunting certificate and one for archery: Brian S. Billings, Bradley L. Brown, Brandon L. Cobb, Taylor J. Espeseth, Bryce A. Highstrom, Dolan A. Highstrom, Daine A.T. Jewell, Ciarra L. Lechman, Nathan F. Martin, Paul H.G. Sargent and Mitchell R. Spafford. Bow-hunting certificates were also awarded to Ella M. Durand, Paul C. Durand, Chad A. Lechman, Eric M. Matheson, Gregg J. Matheson and Jeffrey J.

Smith. Hunting-education certification is required in Wisconsin, most states and some other nations. All Wisconsin classes are conducted by volunteers under the supervision of authorities of the Department of Natural Resources. Instructing the classes were DNR conservation warden Paul Martin, Brad Peterson, Jim Meldahl, Ed Peterson, Jim Pardun, Roger Leef and Chet Newman. Ammunition for the shooting exercises and graduation caps were provided by the Burnett County chapter of Whitetails Unlimited. – submitted RIGHT: Ella Durand, Paul Durand and Jeff Smith examine a teaching aid during the archery hunting-education class last week at Fishbowl United Sportsman’s Club.

Waterfowl workshop coming to Crex Meadows held last year with about 15 people in attendance, and Anderson said the reviews were very positive. “We didn’t have any negative comments and the people said they really liked it and hoped we’d do it again,” Anderson said, adding that ages ranged from 11 years old to 50. “That’s why we call it a waterfowl workshop. We don’t want to limit it to just the youth, but for the youth that do attend there’s a chance for them to sign up for a youth hunt,” Anderson said. Youth that are interested will be paired up with one of the technicians or a volunteer for a hunt on a weekend in September.

Hunting, identification among long list of topics presented by Marty Seeger GRANTSBURG – All ages are welcomed to attend a waterfowl workshop on Sept. 12, at the Crex Meadows Visitors Center from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and designed for those who want to get involved with hunting or simply have an interest in waterfowl. “It’s just a way that we’re trying to get more people interested in hunting, and duck hunting in particular,” said wildlife technician, Kyle Anderson, who will be joined by other wildlife technicians Bob Hanson, Paul Peterson and conservation warden Chris Spaight. The first waterfowl workshop was

LEFT: The waterfowl workshop at the Crex Meadows Visitors Center will include several topics, including identification of waterfowl, game laws and cooking how-to tactics. – Photo by Marty Seeger

One of the more popular activities at the workshop last year covered cleaning and cooking of waterfowl after the hunt. They’ll not only show how to field dress the birds, but share recipes and grill them as well. Anderson said some people aren’t fond of eating ducks or geese, but they’ve got a few good recipes that they think people will enjoy. “A lot of the people liked the part where we cooked it up, because some of these people never had duck or goose the way we cooked it. They thought it was really good,” Anderson said. Other items you can learn include equipment used and how-to demonstrations, waterfowl identification and the most current laws about waterfowl hunting. There is no limit on the number of persons who would like to attend. For more information, or to sign up, contact the Crex Visitors Center at 715-483CREX.

Catch and tag a migrating monarch ST. CROIX FALLS - The Friends of Interstate Park are hosting the last of three monarch butterfly tagging events at the Ice Age Interpretive Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 1-3 p.m. Monarch butterflies begin their migration to Mexico in late summer. Children, parents, and others will meet at the Ice Age Center at 1 p.m. for a short discussion on the monarch butterfly and a demonstration of how to tag a monarch butterfly by Randy Korb, local natural-

ist. Participants will then drive to nearby fields to net and carefully apply numbered wing tags to monarchs. Tagging is part of a tracking project by Monarch Watch of the University of Kansas. Three monarchs tagged by children last fall in St. Croix Falls were found in Mexico. The fee is $5 for nonmembers and $3 for Friends members. A Wisconsin state park sticker is required to enter the park. Preregistration is required. Participants

A discussion about monarch butterflies will take place in St. Croix Falls on Saturday, Sept. 5. – Photo by Randy Korb

should wear shorts or pants, tennis shoes, hat and bring sunscreen. Drinking water and nets are provided although families may bring their own. To register or for more information contact Julie Fox, Interstate Park naturalist, at 715-483-3747. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. – submitted


Higher taxes adjust some smoker’s habits it’s cheaper. He says people have cut back a little bit, but they haven’t quit. “They have to cut back somewhere else or cut back in tobacco,” Haug said. “Now, beer costs are going to go up too, I guess. Gas is going up. Somebody’s going to have to cut back somewhere.” Aneel Younis is a Citgo store manager in La Crosse, and he says he’s also seen people switch to rolling tobacco to save money, but then they come back, and they start to buy a cheap cigarettes. In-

Sex offender personal Web site registry in the works MADISON - A proposal at the Wisconsin Capitol would make convicted sex offenders register any personal Web sites with the state so investigators can keep better track of them. Convicted sex offenders already have to register a variety of personal information with the Department of Corrections. By law, that list includes fingerprints, a recent photo, a home address an employer’s address, and any schools they’ll be attending.

stead of buying Philip Morris or Camels, they try to smoke less expensive cigarettes like Pall Mall, Mavericks and other cigarettes. Younis says he doesn’t think he’ll see sales drop or people cross state lines with the latest increase. However, Kwik Trip convenience stores sales have dropped. John McHugh is the corporate spokesman for Kwik Trip stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. McHugh says tobacco sales decreased 12 percent last year. He says that’s part of the reason why a con-

venience store chain like his is now concentrating more on the selling of internal things like food, salads and fresh fruit. They know that tobacco sales, which used to be a constant staple of convenience store financing, is no longer going to be there. McHugh says stores on border towns have been more affected by Wisconsin’s cigarette tax increases. But, he says that hasn’t made a big difference in sales overall. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Danielle Kaeding)

Bucky ditches beer ads

A plan by Fort Atkinson Assembly Democrat Andy Jorgensen would expand that to require sex offenders to register any Facebook, Twitter or Myspace profiles, as well as any other Web sites. Jorgenson says they want this to be another arrow that authorities who do these investigations can have in their quiver. The Corrections Department is already collecting e-mail addresses and instant messaging names. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Shawn Johnson)

MADISON - There’s no word yet on what’ll replace the lucrative beer ads that UW administrators just axed for broadcast sports events. But a university official says Wisconsin was in the minority when it came to having alcohol sponsors for games. Last week, UW officials announced they were canceling advertising contracts with Miller-Coors and AnheuserBusch. The move blows a sizeable hole in the Badger’s budget, to the tune of $425,000.

But Vince Sweeney, vice chancellor for university relations, says the campus has been looking at the issue for probably six or seven years. There’s been a movement nationwide among many colleges to reduce, limit or eliminate alcohol sponsorship, particularly with their athletic teams. Administrators defend their move as a way to counter the binge-drinking culture associated with the UW. - Wisconsin Public Radio (Joe Atkinson)

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Fri. & Sat., Sept. 4 & 5

402 Benson Rd. Frederic

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8 a.m. - ? Household; outdoor; fishing; old boat trailer; shutters; plants; jackets; misc.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND Sept. 4, 5, 6 & 7

1966 270th Ave., Luck, Wis. From 35, go west on Cty. Rd. B for 4 miles, left on 200th St., left again on 270th. Follow the red, white and blue signs. 494496 43ep 2Lp

MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE 24235 Clam Lake Dr., Siren Off Hwy. 70

Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 3 & 4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Table & chair sets; end tables; couch; desk; futon; hutch; kitchenwares & home decor; artwork; girls clothes, size birth to 2T; toys; videos; white wicker set; rugs & lamps; linens; Ford Ranger truck; boat seats. 495122 2Lp


Sat., Sept. 5

- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lots of shop tools including a Craftsman radial arm saw and stand; garden tools; trailer; live trap; musky lures; rods; reels; tackle boxes; butchering block and tackle equipment; many cassette tapes of ‘50s jazz and blues; home office chairs; a mission-style drop-leaf desk; many boxes of spare parts and fasteners; some home décor and miscellaneous recreational items; extension ladder. No clothes. Lots of stuff accumulated over the past 29 years. Attractive pricing.

1818 120th St., Balsam Lake Located 1.9 miles south of Cty. Rd. G. 494982 2Lp 44dp Watch for the signs.

Household; furniture; clothing, women’s & men’s; women’s shoes & purses; miscellaneous items.

7096 Hwy. 70 E. Webster, Wis.

Minn., speeding, $160.00. Paula M. Yankee, Zimmerman, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Jeremy R. Yerke, Grantsburg, OAR; speeding; fail/stop at stop sign, not guilty pleas. Jason J. Zabinski, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $160.00.


HUGE SALE Thurs. & Fri.,

(From old to new) Don’t wait or even be late, everything for sale is top rate.

Sun., Sept. 6

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE Fri., Sept. 4 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 5 - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 1603 140th Ave. • St. Croix Falls 1 mile north of Hwy. 8

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 5 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4,

104 Blanding Woods Road (Across from pond) St. Croix Falls

Sept. 3 & 4

1998 Dodge Ram Ext. 4x4 truck; 2 woodstoves, Fisher & addon; 14’ trihull boat with Johnson motor; women’s clothing, size 10 & up, some maternity; girls clothing, 0-2T; dining-room table with 6 chairs, good condition; lots of household misc.

HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, Sept., 5, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wickman 7643 County Road B & 3rd Avenue Siren, Wisconsin Sears tractor & mower (with bagger & trailer); selfpropelled lawn mower; 6-piece patio lawn furniture (with cushions); patio lounge chair (with cushion); refrigerator; lamps; sofa; brass & glass end tables & coffee table; dining table with 4 chairs; 2 dressers (1 with mirror); kitchen items (small appliances, dishes); decorative items (baskets, knickknacks); plush Garfield collection; exercise equipment; outdoor Christmas decorations; BBQ grill; lawn & garden tools & planting accessories; hand tools; men’s medium clothing (2 leather jackets); women’s large clothing 494474 43ap 2Lp

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tons of kids clothes: infant boys - size 5 boys, girls size 5 to 10-12; oven; books; tons of women’s clothing; bikes; coffee tables; vintage snowmobiles; much misc.

2104 230th Street St. Croix Falls, Wis. (Eureka)

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Samantha L. Wojtowicz, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $160.80. David W. Wolner, New Richmond, speeding, $160.80. Matthew R. Wood, Frederic, inattentive driving, not guilty plea. Mary C. Woodford, Cambridge, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Craig A. Wuebben, Farmington, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Frank X. Yanez, Blaine,

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ing, $175.30. Cole Wagner, Stacy, Minn., underage drinking – possess 1720, $249.00. Kylen P. Welton, Duluth, Minn., underage drinking – possess 17-20, $250.00. Margret A. Wilson, Shoreview, Minn., drink open intoxicants in MV, $186.00. James T. Winkelman, St. Paul, Minn., possess/loan/borrow another’s license, $303.30; fish w/o license, $206.70. Joseph S. Wise, Sawyer, Minn., underage drinking – opossess 17-20, $263.50. Theresa L. Wittman, Danbury, cracked/damaged vehicle windshield, $160.80.

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Michael R. Ugro, No. St. Paul, Minn., speeding; automobile following too close; not guilty pleas. Marion D. Vanerplaats, Rush City, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Steve G. Vantuyl, Champlin, Minn., operating boat towing skier w/o observer, $175.30. Carrie L. Vesel, Maplewood, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Anna M. Vignetti, Longboat Key, Fla., operate vehicle w/o stopping lights, not guilty plea; speeding, $160.80. Scott A. Visger, Superior, speeding, $160.80. Nathan C. Vogt, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Keith D. Vorderbruggen, Inver Grove Hts., Minn., speed-

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Douglas L. Thompson, West St. Paul, Minn., operate ATV w/o NR trail pass, $154.50. Shane D. Thompson, So. St. Paul, Minn., operate ATV w/o valid safety certificate, $148.20. Craig S. Tietz, Siren, seat belt violation, $10.00. Jordan F. Tirrel, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Jeremy C. Tomczak, Grantsburg, speeding, $160.80. Amanda L. Trammell, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Robert F. Turnbull, Owatonna, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Travis W. Turner, Bloomer, shoot bow/crossbow from highway, $203.40.

3-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Sept. 4 & 5 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

26574 Sturgeon Ave. N. Webster Stove, refrigerator, weight bench, weight sets, small household appliances, much, much more. 494894 2Lp

Siren police report cont. Aug. 26: Sheila Nelson, 37, Siren, was arrested on a Burnett County warrant when she came into the Siren Police Department to get a motorist’s handbook at 3 p.m. Nelson was taken from there to Burnett County Jail. Andrew G. Steeger, 26, Grantsburg, was arrested for speeding on Hwy. 70 and Hanson Avenue at 5:23 p.m. Aug. 27: The report came in that a 2003 Ford Windstar had been stolen from Anthony and Julie Dalsveen’s driveway between 11 p.m. Aug. 26 and 5 a.m. Aug. 27. The vehicle was recovered Aug. 29 in Barron County, parked at a boat landing just off Barron County Road 25-3/4 Street. Damage was done to a vehicle owned by Marisa Churchill, Siren, between the evening of Aug. 26 and morning Aug. 27. The vehicle was a black Grand Cherokee Jeep. Mark A. Jereczek, 53, Danbury, was cited for operating without a valid license on Hwy. 35 and Elizabeth Street at 8:14 p.m. Aug. 28: Evan P. Eid, 23, Arden Hills, Minn., was cited for speeding on Hwy. 35 and Lake Street at 7:13 p.m.

GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Sept. 5 & 6 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Frederic Storage Units Hwy. 35

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LA CROSSE - Lighting up that cigarette became more expensive Tuesday, Sept. 1, as the state cigarette tax went up again for the fourth time in the last 12 years. The cigarette tax is up to $2.50 per pack in Wisconsin, and some smokers are changing their habits. Tom Haug of Dakota, Minn., has been a smoker for 40 years, but he’s started cutting back. Haug says he buys rolling tobacco at the Tobacco Outlet Plus in Onalaska because


Burnett County marriage licenses

Burnett Co. partnership license

tomedi, Minn., Aug. 20. Frank W. Taylor, Grantsburg, and Linda D. Pavelka, Grantsburg, Aug. 28. David C. Brownell, Cambridge, Mass., and Patricia J. Johnsen, Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 28.

Polk Co. marriage licenses

Maryanne Frawley, Alden, and Robert A. Benedum, Alden, issued Aug. 24. Anna L. Gates, Clear Lake, Aleta D. Wegner, Meenon, and Joshua A. Anderson, Clear and Pamela K. Thoreson, Lake, issued Aug. 24. Heather E. Gillispie, Milltown, Meenon, Aug. 21. and Kyle R. Nielsen, Milltown, issued Aug. 25. Mallory A. Condon, New Richmond, and Michael W. McCarty, New Richmond, issued Aug. 25. Emily F. Suckut, Clayton, and Thomas P. Poladian, 58, Joshua T. O’Rourke, Clayton, isLaFollette, Aug. 13. sued Aug. 25. Cynthia M. Anderson, Balsam Lake, and Ronald J. Anderson, Balsam Lake, issued Aug. 26.

Burnett Co. deaths

FOR RENT 775 Plus utilities. $


FOR RENT Two-BR Apartments Downtown St. Croix Falls

450 per mo.

Newer carpet. No pets. Available now. Water, sewer & garbage incl. On-site laundry. Background check. First month’s rent and damage deposit.


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Coin-operated laundry, off-street parking.



Plus utilities.

1130 3rd St. Clear Lake, Wis.

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Attached garage.

2-BR House

Double-car garage, central air.



Plus utilities.


Frederic & Siren

Two-BR Apartment, downtown Centuria.





FOR RENT 1-BR Apartment Quiet building and neighborhood. No pets. References & security deposit required.

Olson Apartments Tower Road St. Croix Falls


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FOR RENT 2-Bedroom Home

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1800-927-9275.



Available Sept. 1, 2009 Water, sewer and garbage included. No pets. Background check. First month’s rent and damage deposit

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FOR RENT 1-BR Apartment

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3-BR House

Kayla J. Schwanke, Apple River, and Michael Nelson, New Richmond, issued Aug. 26. Miranda K. Peterson, St. Croix Falls, and Cody J. Tverberg, St. Croix Falls, issued Aug. 27. Dawn L. Schally, Johnstown, and Matthew J. Kogler, Johnston, issued Aug. 28. Nicole A. Marcyan, Frederic, and James E. Pettis Jr., Frederic, issued Aug. 28.

115 North Prentice Clayton, Wis.

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300 Pershing in Clayton, Wis.

Timothy A. McNitt, Meenon, and Judith A. Hokanson, Meenon, Aug. 28. Galen A. VanderVelden, Wood River, and Tammy J. Brandt, Wood River, Aug. 31.

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Jerry A. McDaniel, Trade Lake, and Melissa A. Johnson, Wood River, Aug. 19. Dale S. Kirchner, Webb Lake, and Joan E. Madsen, Webb Lake, Aug. 20. Cody L. Studeman, Jackson, and Tawnee A. Huggett, Mah-

With small storage shed in Siren. Includes refrigerator, gas range, washer and dryer. Lawn care and snow removal also included. References and damage deposit required. NO PETS.



/mo. + all utilities

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Deluxe Twin Homes in 8th St. Court – Spacious 2-bedroom, 1-bath home includes refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and washer and dryer. Also included is an attached 2-car garage with an auto. door opener. Monthly rent of $775 includes lawn care, garbage 494453 service and snow removal.

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Kyle Johansen, 715-472-4993

Americredit Financial Services Inc. vs. Dennis R. Glienke, return of 2006 Ford Focus plus $399.50. The RiverBank vs. Jenna S. Fickbohm, Grantsburg, $361.42.

Burnett Medical Center vs. Susan Folk, Grantsburg, $1,115.17. HSBC Bank Nevada vs. Amy C. Belland, Webster, $2,922.10.

Target National Bank vs. Tami J. Green, Grantsburg, $2,197.04. Citibank vs. Riki G. Rosty, Siren, $2,503.28.

Burnett County warrants Shannon M. Dugger, 30, Danbury, failure to pay fines, Aug. 24. Daniel C. Hess, 41, Cumberland, failure to pay fines, Aug. 25. Jody M. Holmes, 19, Webster, warrant - failure to appear, Aug. 25. Timothy L. Jensen, 46, Preston, Minn., warrant - failure to

appear, Aug. 25. Christina L. Johnson, 46, Webster, failure to pay fines, Aug. 25. Melissa A. Mason, 35, Danbury, arrest warrant - complaint, Aug. 27. Gregory W. Nelson, 46, Grantsburg, failure to pay fines, Aug. 27.

Siren police report Aug. 21: At 2:52 a.m., the Siren officer on duty assisted at the scene of a domestic along the roadway of CTH X just north of Hwy. 70. \The officer then transported Bill J. Snyder, 20, Hinckley, Minn., to Burnett County Jail. Aug. 22: William R. Hunter, 67, Siren, was cited for speeding on CTH B and Fourth Avenue at 7:17 p.m. Aug. 23: Samuel M. Henry, 22, Minneapolis, Minn., was cited for operating after suspension at 4:24 p.m. Aug. 25: At 10:20 a.m., a re-

port came in about property damage at Siren School. Someone had gone onto the roof at the back of the school, tearing off some shingles. A rock thrown from the roof had broken a security light on a pole and the first pane of a double-paned window in the hallway near the shop. A later report indicated that a security light in front of the school by the administrative office had been broken.

(Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. COLIN D. MUELLER, and CAROLYN M. MEYER f/k/a CAROLYN M. MUELLER, and VILLAGE OF LUCK, and STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUREAU OF CHILD SUPPORT, and DAVID R. MUELLER and KATHRYN A. MUELLER, Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 222 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on June 19, 2009, in the amount of $89,745.62, 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, September 23, 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: A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 28-36-17, described as follows: Beginning at a point 255.4 feet East and 105 feet North of the Quarter Post of Sections 28 and 33-26-17, thence East 153 feet, thence North 73 feet, thence West 153 feet, thence South 72 feet to the point of beginning, Village of Luck, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 146-00552-0000. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 25th day of August, 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

(Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY SCHANON MORTGAGE, INC. 228 N. Keller Ave. Amery, WI 54001 Plaintiff, vs. JOHN T. ARONSON DEON M. ARONSON, his wife 1072 E. Neibel Lane Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No. 08 CV 74 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above action on March 23, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction in the foyer area of the Polk County Justice Center, in the Village of Balsam Lake, State of Wis., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., the following-described premises: Parcel 1: Lot Two (2) of Certified Survey Map No. 1709 recorded in Volume 8 of Certified Survey Maps, page 57 as Document No. 519702, located in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 of NW1/4), Section Five (5), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Sixteen (16) West, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. Subject to a, John T. and Deon M. Aronson, a prior Mortgage (Parcel 1) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting as nominee for Full Spectrum Lending, Inc. in the original amount of $108,800.00, dated August 2, 2004, and recorded in office of Polk County Register of Deeds on September 1, 2004, in Volume 958 of Records on page 815 as Document No. 685910. TERMS: Cash; subject to the above first mortgage, all unpaid property taxes, special assessments, penalties and interest. Buyer to pay transfer fee and costs of sheriff’s sale. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by certified check. BALANCE DUE: Within ten (10) days of confirmation of sale. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1072 Neibel Lane, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, on August 12, 2009. Timothy Moore Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Wm. Jost Jost Law Office P.O. Box 54, Chetek, WI 54728

Craeg M. Olsen, 22, Woodbury, Minn., failure to pay fines, Aug. 24. Patrick H. Stuart, 33, Oak Ridge, Tenn., failure to pay fines, Aug. 27. (Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. CLAYTON R. HENSCHKE, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 769 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 18, 2009, in the amount of $433,985.50, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 23, 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 from the proceeds of the sale. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot 6 of Certified Survey Map No. 1813 recorded on February 28, 1995, in Volume 8, Page 161, as Document No. 527587, being part of Government Lot 4, Section 7, Town 35 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Georgetown, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: An Easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 for ingress and egress over that part of Government Lot 4, Section 7, Township 35 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Georgetown, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as Outlot 1 of Certified Survey Map recorded February 28, 1995, in Volume 8 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 162, as Document No. 527588. Parcel 3: A 66 foot wide private roadway easement for the benefit of Parcel 1 for ingress and egress as shown on the subject Certified Survey Maps over Government Lot 4, Section 7, Township 35 North, Range 16 West and Government Lot 1, Section 18, Township 35 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Georgetown, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2222 117th St., Milltown, WI 54858. TAX KEY NO.: 026-00246-0060. Dated this 17th day of August, 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. (166353)

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Mark A. Stoner, 38, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $309.00. Sada A. Ostrowski, 31, Roseville, Minn., disorderly conduct, $309.00. Floyd A. Buchin, 41, Superior, operating after revocation, $413.00. Wendy J. Merrill, 21, Cumberland, operating after revocation, $413.00.


Jason C. Keim, 27, Duluth, Minn., disorderly conduct, $150.00; disorderly conduct, $150.00. Jacquelyn J. Maurer, 51, Siren, OWI, $677.00, license revoked six months, alcohol assessment. Wayne A. Johnson, 44, Cameron, issue worthless check, $286.00 restitution, $309.00. Robert M. Northquest, 32, Grantsburg, issue worthless check, $309.00.


Lorraine L. Lampert, 40, Grantsburg, fail to provide proper shelter to confined animal, $249.00. Deborah J. Bromley, 53, Grantsburg, burning without a permit, $160.80. Peter H. Dornfeld Kastler, 33, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $160.80. Amber D. Strese, 30, Cushing, speeding, $160.80. Carole L. Gallagher, 52, North Oaks, Minn., speeding, $160.80.

Burnett County civil court

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Board Meeting Tuesday, September 8 7 p.m. In The Town Hall Agenda: 1. Reading of the minutes. 2. Do the treasurer’s report. 3. Review and pay bills. 4. Discuss and act on the resolution regarding the transfer of Polk Co. property in the Town of Luck to the Village of Luck. 5. Patrolman’s report. 6. Any additional agenda will be posted in the Luck Town Hall in the clerk’s office. Lloyd Nelson Clerk 495070 2L (Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY EVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. JAMES P. POWERS and JANE DOE unknown spouse of James P. Powers and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE unknown tenants Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-97 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 17, 2009, in the amount of $168,189.28, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 20, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The East 511.5 Feet of the SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec. 9 - Township 33 North, Range 15 West lying South of the vacated railroad right of way now known as Cat Tail Trail. ALSO LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: Lot 1, CSM #4983, Volume 22, Page 90, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 9 Township 35 North Range 15 West. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1055 35th Street, Town of Clayton. TAX KEY NO.: 016-0020-0200. 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.

Steven J. Swanson No. 1003029 Attorney at Law P.O. Box 609 105 South Washington Street St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 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 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: October 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 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, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2284 190th St., Centuria, WI 54824. TAX KEY NO.: 02-00279-0120. Dated this 20th day of August. 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. (166551)



Included On The Agenda For The Mon., Sept. 14, 2009, Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Discussion On The 2010 Ambulance Contract. The Town Board will vote on this at this meeting, so please attend and give your input on it. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. 494539 For the Town of Jackson 2-3L 44a Lorraine Radke, Clerk (Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S&C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Steven G. Danielowski and Unknown Spouse of Steven G. Danielowski, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 09 CV 257 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Molly E. GaleWyrick PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 23rd day of June, 2009, in the amount of $117,748.94, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: Lot Two (2), Plat of Townline Lake Estates “A County Plat” located in Government Lot one (1), Government Lot two (2) and in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4), Section twenty-four (24), Township thirty-four (34) North, Range sixteen (16) West, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 2: Lot eleven (11) and 1/5 interest in Outlot three (3) plat of Townline Lake Estates “A County Plat” located in Government Lot one (1), Government Lot two (2) and in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of NE 1/4), Section twenty-four (24), Township thirty-four (34) North, Range sixteen (16) West, Town of Apple River, Polk County, Wisconsin. Parcel 3: Together with an easement for ingress and egress for the benefit of Parcels 1 and 2 and others described as Outlot one (1) and Outlot two (2) of the Plat of Townline Lake Estates (also shown as the future town road 145th Avenue). PROPERTY ADDRESS: N/A. Vacant Land. 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.

Notice Is Hereby Given That The Regular Monthly Town Board Meeting Will Be Held On Wed., Sept. 9, 2009, At 8 p.m., At The Town Hall

Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order 2. Clerk and Treas. Reports 3. Any corrections on the printed agenda in the newspaper. 4. Public input 5. Old Business - Comprehensive Plan Adoption as Ordinance 6. Employee report 7. Correspondence 8. New Business 9. Bills/vouchers 10. Set next meeting date 11. Move to adjourn Andrea Lundquist, Clerk

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home. Firearms, food, money and personal papers were reported missing. The incident is under investigation. Aug. 29: Douglas C. Todd, Webster, reported two snowmobile helmets, an ice auger, stereo, VCR and cassette tapes

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-HE5 by: Saxon Mortgage Services, its attorneyin-fact, Plaintiff, vs. GERALD C. VOLGREN and DEBORAH A. VOLGREN, husband and wife, and JANE DOE and/or JOHN DOE, unknown tenants, and ANCHORBANK, FSB, and BAYFIELD FINANCIAL LLC, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and STATE OF WISCONSIN, Defendants Case No. 09-CV-336 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 June 15, 2009, in the amount of $169,273.68, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 7, 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 St., Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: The North 460 Feet of the West 800 Feet except the West 379 Feet thereof of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 27, Township 35 North, Range 17 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1440 200th Ave., Town of Milltown. TAX KEY NO.: 040-00860-0000. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt.

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(Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS C. COTTELEER, and VILLAGE OF DRESSER, and CAPITAL ONE BANK, Defendants. Case No. 08 CV 653 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on March 10, 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, September 17, 2009, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lots 19 and 20, Block 6, Village of Dresser, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 116-00112-0000 STREET ADDRESS: 136 East Main St., Dresser, WI 54009 TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by cash or certified check. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, this 20th day of July, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County, Wisconsin

Northquest, 32, Grantsburg, was arrested on a warrant. Aug. 21: Betty A. Miller, 53, Grantsburg, was arrested on a warrant. Other incidents Aug. 28. Gary G. Hurin, Minong, reported a burglary at his

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Arrests and citations Aug. 19: Charles N. Kurkowski, 42, Webster, was arrested on a warrant. Aug. 21: Robert M.

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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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(Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY Karen E. Minutello, as Assignee of M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, Successor by merger with Century Bank Plaintiff vs. David J. DeHaven and Jane Doe, alias, his wife, if any, and Arden P. Williams and John Doe, alias, her husband, if any, Defendants Case No. 04 CV 75 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action, 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: Thurs., Sept. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS OF SALE: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 20 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: East half of the Southwest Quarter (E1/2 SW1/4), Section 22-32-17, Town of Alden, Polk County, except 1 square acre in NW corner of NE SW, Section 22; the North line thereof is the South line of CTH C and West line thereof is the West line of said NW1/4 SW1/4, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 002-00574-0000, 00200578-0000, 002-00579-0000 Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 22nd day of July, 2009. Timothy G. Moore, Sheriff Polk County Wisconsin


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(Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. GERALD R. WONDRA JR., and ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Defendants Case No. 08 CV 422 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on November 25, 2008, 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: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 10 o’clock a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: The East 67 feet of Lot 3, Block B, Peterson’s Addition to the City of Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin. PIN: 201-00503-0000. STREET ADDRESS: 218 South Street, Amery, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount bid by cash or certified check. Dated at Balsam Lake, Wis., this 25th day of August, 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

missing from a storage unit. The incident is under investigation. Aug. 30: Greg M. Grady, Andover, Minn., reported a flatscreen TV, stereo, VCR / DVD player and one DVD missing from his cabin. The incident is under investigation.

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BARRON COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case Type: 30404 Case No.: 08-CV-553 Highland Bank a Minnesota banking corporation, 8140 26th Avenue South, Suite 160 Bloomington, MN 55425, Plaintiff, vs. Scott Nagel West 15430 Old Highway 194 Sheldon, WI 54786, Melanie Nagel West 15430 Old Highway 194 Sheldon, WI 54786, Cemstone Ready-Mix, Inc. 1190 County Road G New Richmond, WI 54017, United States of America 211 West Wisconsin Avenue Mail Stop 5303 Milwaukee, WI 53203, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Granite Mortgage & Construction Finance, Inc. 2711 Centerville Road Suite 400 Wilmington, DE 19808, Dorothy M. Nagel a/k/a Dorothy N. Nagel N8908 Birch Drive Gilman, WI 54433, Wisconsin Bureau of Child Support c/o Office of General Counsel 2135 Rimrock Road P.O. Box 8907 Mail Stop 6-173 Madison, WI 53708, American Title and Abstract Company of Eau Claire, Inc., 1903 Keith Street, Suite 1 Eau Claire, WI 54701, John Doe, Mary Roe, and XYZ Corporation, Defendants. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action on July 21, 2009, the Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real property at public auction as follows: TIME/DATE: October 7, 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 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 5295 recorded in Volume 23 of Records, Page 202 as Doc. No. 724189, being located in part of the Southeast Quarter (1/4) of the Southwest Quarter (1/4), Section 24, Township 32 North, Range 17 West, Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin (“Property”). (FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: Plaintiff believes that the property address is: 1255 20th Avenue, Amery, Wis.) Dated this 19 day of August, 2009. /s/ Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin This Instrument Was Drafted By: ANASTASI & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 14985 60th Street North Stillwater, MN 55082 651-439-2951 TCS/13885 494467 WNAXLP


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(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S&C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. James T. Dalton and Unknown Spouse of James T. Dalton, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 09 CV 202 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Robert H. Rasmussen PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 27th day of June, 2009, in the amount of $78,112.63, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 1005 West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: That part of Block 1 of Basil’s First Addition to the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Block 1, running thence East on the North line of said Block 1, 75 feet; running thence South parallel to the West line of said Block 1, 116 feet; running thence West parallel to the North line of said Block 1, 75 feet; running thence North on the West line of said Block 1 to the point of beginning. Said Block being a part of Government Lot 1, Section 10, Township 34 North, Range 17 West. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 100 Basil Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff’s Office 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.

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ROGER GORDON, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 874 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 6, 2009, in the amount of $173,502.66, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 14, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: The North 180 feet of the East 325 feet of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; and that part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; thence North along the East boundary line of said Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 220 feet, or less, to the Southeast corner of that parcel described in Volume 353 of Records, Page 325, as Document No. 353191; thence West parallel to the South boundary line of said Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, 325 feet; thence South parallel to said East boundary line 220 feet, more or less to the South boundary line of said Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; thence East on said South boundary line 325 feet to the point of beginning; all located in Section 23, Town 32 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Black Brook, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 223 75th St., Clear Lake, WI 54005 TAX KEY NO.: 010-00590-0000 Dated this 24th day of August, 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. (167109)


The next meeting of the Meenon Town Board will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at the Meenon Town Hall, at 7 p.m. Agenda items to include: Clerk, treasurer, chairman and supervisor reports; ambulance contract; Road Boring Ordinance; roads report; future agenda items; pay bills; closed session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(f) for the discussion of financial and possible disciplinary data; and adjournment. 494949 2L 44a Suzanna M. Eytcheson, Meenon Town Clerk

(Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY THE RIVERBANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARY J. HINZ, and BRYAN R. HARRISON, and RONALD DILLMAN and JILL DILLMAN, Defendants. SUMMONS (By Publication) Case No. 09 CV 595 Case Classification No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage TO: Mary J. Hinz 2577 230th Ave. St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Bryan R. Harrison 2577 230th Ave. St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after September 2, 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 Justice Center, 1005 West Main Street, Suite 300, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 and to plaintiff’s attorney whose address is: Steven J. Swanson, 105 Washington Street South, P.O. Box 609, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within forty (40) days after September 2, 2009, 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 the 25th day of August, 2009. Steven J. Swanson Bar No. 1003029 Attorney for Plaintiff 105 Washington Street South P.O. Box 609 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-3787

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(Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley, MSAC 2007-HE1 c/o Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY R. STACE and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Anthony R. Stace and JOHN and/or JANE DOE, unknown tenants, Defendants Case No. 08-CV-834 Code No. 40404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 14, 2009, in the amount of $155,603.64, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 23, 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 One (1) of Certified Survey Map No. 4530 recorded in Volume 20 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 82 as Document No. 683169, being part of Government No. One (1), Section Sixteen (16), Township Thirty-five (35) North, Range Nineteen (19) West, Town of Eureka, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2760 Nevers Dam Road, Town of Eureka. TAX KEY NO.: 20-1172-0100. Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County, WI O’DESS & 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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Working knowledge of the following recommended: Quickbooks Pro, Microsoft Excel and Word. Internet, e-mail, general bookkeeping of recording deposits and accounts payable. Nonprofit and payroll preparation experience a plus. Please mail a letter to: Wild Rivers Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 263, Siren, WI 54872. No telephone calls please. A stipend may be available.

Would you like to be a Habitat Family? We are taking applications for the 2010 home! Call 715-349-7477. 494889 2-3L 44-45a



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

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at 9 a.m. Shoreview Apartments, Balsam Lake

7th- & 8th-Grade Boys Basketball Coach

Agenda: I. Call to Order. II. Minutes. III. Financial Reports. IV. Operations Report. V. Unfinished Business: A. CDBG. VI. New Business: 2010 Operating Budget. VII. Closed Session: WI 19.85 1c. VIII. Open Session. IX. Adjourn. 494543 2L


Siren Girls C-Squad Volleyball Coach for 2009-2010

If interested, please contact Ryan Karsten, Athletic Director. Via E-mail: Via Phone: 715-349-2277, Ext. 310 Via Mail: 24022 North 4th Ave., Siren, WI 54872 Application will be taken until position is filled!

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(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY HSBC BANK USA, AS NOMINEE OF MERS, Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE A. COCKRELL, SARAH V. COCKRELL, Defendants. CITIFINANCIAL, INC., Added Defendant Case No. 09 CV 54 FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure in the amount of $219,292.31, entered by the court on April 21, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell the following described real estate. Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 1658, recorded in Volume 8 of Certified Survey Maps on page 6 as Document No. 514007, located in the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 21, Township 33 North, Range 16 West, Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin. Tax Key No. 032-597-0000 Street Address: 846 N. Wisconsin Ave., Amery, WI 54001 Place of Sale: Foyer of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main St., Balsam Lake, WI Date & Time of Sale: October 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Terms of Sale: 1. Property is sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances, including but not limited to unpaid and accrued real estate taxes, special assessments, and other governmental charges, plus interest and penalties, if any. 2. A bid deposit of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount shall be due in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or certified funds at the time of sale. 3. Successful bidder to pay the entire unpaid balance of bid within ten (10) days following confirmation of the sale by the court plus buyer to pay for buyer’s title insurance, document recording fees and Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. 4. Failure to make timely payment following confirmation of sale will result in forfeiture of bid deposit. Timothy G. Moore, Polk County Sheriff Law Offices of James E. Huismann, S.C. N14 W23777 Stone Ridge Dr. Suite 120 Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 (262) 523-6400

(Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY AnchorBank, fsb f/k/a S&C Bank, Plaintiff, vs. James T. Dalton and Unknown Spouse of James T. Dalton, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No: 09 CV 199 Case Code: 30404 Judge: Robert H. Rasmussen PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on the 27th day of June, 2009, in the amount of $26,924.63, the Polk County Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: October 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. TERMS: 10% of successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified check. Balance due within 10 days of court approval. Purchaser is responsible for payment of all transfer taxes and recording fees. Sale is AS IS in all respects and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: Polk County Justice Center, 1005 West Main St., Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 4681, Volume 21, Page 8, Document No. 691120 being part of Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 3036, Volume 14, Page 58, Document No. 597197, being located in the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 32, Township 35 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Georgetown, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: Lot 3 CSM 4681, Georgetown, Wis. 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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Notices Employment Opportunities

Send letter of application, resume and credentials to: Bob Pyke, Junior High Athletic Director, Frederic School District, 1437 Clam Falls Drive, Frederic, WI 54837. Telephone 715-327-4223. Deadline for 494094 1-2L applications is September 10, 2009. The Frederic School District is an Equal Oppotunity Employer


The Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Frederic will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 14, at 4 p.m. at the Frederic Village Hall, 107 Hope Road W., to consider a request from Wesley and Virgina Cockerham for a Variance to Zoning Code 17.04(2) “The dwelling shall have a minimum width of 24 feet and a core area of living space at least 24’x24’,” so as to place a 16’x70’ mobile home on Parcel 12600447-0100 which is located at 300 3rd Ave. S. in the Village of Frederic. Any and all public comment will be heard at this time. Kristi Swanson 494272 1-2L WNAXLP Village Clerk


Notices/Employment Opportunities

SALES ASSOCIATE POSITION Part-Time Clothing/Gift Department

Duties Include:

Sales • Running Cash Register Inspecting & Steaming • Tagging • Cleaning


Friendly Attitude • Team Player

MUST be available on Saturdays

Ask for an application at the counter 7715 Main Street, P.O. Box 423 Siren, WI 54872 Peggy Strabel 715-349-5000

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The Plan Commission (Land Information Committee) of Polk County, Wisconsin, will be conducting public hearings to discuss the Polk County Comprehensive Plan 2009 - 2029. The Public Hearings will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Amery Middle School Gym, Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Luck Elementary School Gym/Auditorium and Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Osceola High School Gym. All of these public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Comments on the plan will be heard and discussed and any necessary updates will be made to the Comprehensive Plan prior to adoption. Comprehensive Plan Summary: Polk County and its municipalities received a Comprehensive Planning Grant from the State of Wisconsin in 2007. The grant detailed a bottom-up process by which local municipalities would develop their plans with financial assistance from the state and the common themes, issues and goals from these plans would be used to develop the Polk County Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan covers 9 statutory elements: Issues and Opportunities, Housing, Transportation, Utilities and Community Facilities, Agricultural, Natural and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Land Use and Implementation. Each issue was discussed by the plan commission and the attending citizens at meetings open to the public. The participating communities also sent out resident surveys on issues related to the development of the Comprehensive Plan to be filled out by their citizens and sent back. The survey results, the input from all other local level plans, as well as public meeting input were used to formulate goals for the County in each of the 9 elements. The end result is a proposed plan that addresses the required elements by the State of Wisconsin and the views and opinions of the residents of Polk County. The majority opinion according to the above sources is for Polk County to retain its rural and small-town character, maintain agricultural production and to ensure our natural resources are protected, especially water resources, for the foreseeable future. Copies of the Draft version of the Comprehensive Plan, comment forms for the plan and a copy of the Plan Commission resolution recommending the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan are available for public review at the Public Libraries throughout the County, in the Land Information Office, in the Resource Room of the Polk County Government Center. A digital copy of the Polk County Comprehensive Plan is also available on Polk County’s Web site at the following address: CompPlanPolkCounty.pdf Comment forms will also be available at the following Web site: CommentFormPolkCounty.pdf Additional copies or more information may be requested by contacting Tim Anderson - Polk County Planner at 715-4859225 or All written comments will be viewed to the public hearing. There will be public comments time held at the public hearing as well. Please submit all written comments to Tim Anderson by Friday, Sept. 25, to the contact information below or via the online comment form. Tim Anderson 100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 130 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 715-485-9225 - Phone 715-485-9246 - Fax 494730 43a,d 2L


School District of Siren

The School District of Siren has opened a search for a Home School Coordinator to serve as an advocate for Native American students. The Home School Coordinator will have the responsibility of assisting students in achieving educational success by working very closely with the school and the home. The ideal candidate will have an educational background suitable for understanding the students’ academic needs, as well as understanding the traditions, customs and values of Native American people. Candidates must have excellent communication skills to be able to work effectively with students, parents and educators. Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending a letter and resume outlining their specific qualifications and strengths for this position to: Scott Johnson, District Administrator, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Ave., Siren, WI 54872. This position will be filled as soon as possible. 494951 2-3L The Siren School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pursuant to s70.45, Wis. Stats., the assessment roll for the 2007 assessment year will be open for examination at the following time: Tuesday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Milltown Fire Hall. At the open book session, instructional information and objection forms will be available. These documents will assist with scheduling a hearing before the Board of Review. The assessor will be present and available to answer questions at the open book. Keep in mind that objection forms must be filed with the clerk of the Board of Review at least 48 hours before the Board of Review is conducted, unless the Board of Review chooses to waive this requirement. Virgil Hansen, Town Clerk 494444 1-2L 43-44a,d Town of Milltown



School Bus Monitor Siren School District

Job Title: School Bus Monitor/Afternoon How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending a letter and resume outlining their specific qualifications and strengths for this position to: Scott Johnson, District Administrator, School District of Siren, 24022 4th Ave., Siren, WI 54872. This position will be filled as soon as possible. Deadline: Until Filled Rate of Pay: $30 Per Route H.R. Contact: Scott Johnson 494952 2-3L Contact Title: District Administrator The Siren School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN f/k/a BRILL STATE BANK Plaintiff vs. THOMAS H. NONEMACHER a/k/a THOMAS H. NONEMACHER JR., JULIE A. NONEMACHER, RODNEY KELLER JR., U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, N.D., ASSOCIATED MILK PRODUCERS, INC., CEMSTONE READY MIX Case No.: 09CV44 Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a Stipulation and Order entered by the Court in the above-captioned matter on July 20, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County will sell at public auction at the Polk County Courthouse in the City of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, on the 17th day of September, 2009, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgage premises directed by the Stipulation and Order to be sold and therein described as follows: The Northwest Quarter of Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4 of NE 1/4); that part of the Northeast Quarter of Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4 of NE 1/ 4) that lies North and West of railroad right of way (n/k/a The Cattail Trail); and the North Half of Northwest Quarter (N 1/2 of NW 1/4); Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. The South Half of Southwest Quarter (S 1/2 of SW 1/4); Section 12, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, EXCEPT Certified Survey Map No. 1664, recorded in Volume 8 CSM, Page 12, Document No. 514693, Polk County, Wisconsin. The East Half of Southeast Quarter (E 1/2 of SE 1/4); Section 12, Township 33 North, Range 15 West, EXCEPT railroad right of way (n/k/a The Cattail Trail) and EXCEPT parcel described in Volume 211 Records, Page 437, Document No. 290499, Polk County, Wisconsin. AND The Southwest Quarter of Northwest Quarter (SW 1/4 of

NW 1/4), EXCEPT that part thereof lying North and East of the centerline of the town road crossing said 40-acre parcel as said road is currently laid out and traveled; the Southeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter (SE 1/4 of SW 1/ 4); the Southwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of SE 1/4) EXCEPT the East 300 feet of the North 500 feet thereof; all in Section Thirtyfive (35), Township Thirty-four (34) North, Range Fifteen (15) West, Polk County, Wisconsin; AND That part of the Southwest Quarter of Northeast Quarter (SW 1/4 of NE 1/4), Section Two (2), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Fifteen (15) West, Polk County, Wisconsin, lying north and West of the former Soo Line Railroad right of way. That part of the Northeast Quarter of Northeast Fractional Quarter (NE 1/4 of NEfr 1/4), Section Two (2), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Fifteen (15) West, Polk County, Wisconsin, lying North and West of the former Soo Line Railroad right of way. The Northwest Quarter of Northeast Fractional Quarter (NW 1/4 of NEfr 1/4), Section Two (2), Township Thirtythree (33) North, Range Fifteen (15) West, Polk County, Wisconsin, lying North and West of the former Soo Line Railroad right of way. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 981 U.S. Highway 63, Clayton, Wisconsin. THE TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 27th day of July, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Polk County Sheriff Christine A. Gimber Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. P.O. Box 1020 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.


Laundry Aide - Limited Part-time $10.38/hr. 11 hrs. per pay period - every other weekend + replacement hrs. at any time 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Position open until filled. YOU MUST COMPLETE A POLK CO. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE. For application, complete job requirements and details please visit our Web site at, Employment Opportunities, or in person at 100 Polk Co. Plaza, #229, Balsam Lake, WI 54810, 715-485-9176, or Golden Age Manor, 220 Scholl Ct., Amery, WI 54001, 715-268-7107. 495116 2L Please, no faxed applications. AA/EEOC




The Polk County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wis. The Board will call the public hearing to order at 8:30 a.m., recess at 8:45 a.m. to view each site and will reconvene at 12:00 p.m. at the Government Center in Balsam Lake, Wis. At that time each 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 or quasi-judicial trial or hearing before that governmental body. (THE APPLICANT MUST APPEAR AT 12:00 P.M. WHEN THE BOARD RECONVENES AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER.) DENNIS PATRICK requests a variance from Article 11B1 & 11C, Table 1 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build a new dwelling on a substandard lot and closer than 10’ from both side property lines. Property affected is: 1978 Baker Rd., S 1/2 of Lot 30, Plat of Maplewood, Sec 27/T35N/R16W, Town of Georgetown, Blake Lake (class 1). JEFF KLEINER requests a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 & 11F2(c)(1) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to keep an addition off to the side and deck/porch on lakeside of dwelling which is closer than 100’ of the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected is: 186 240th Ave., NW 1/4, NW 1/4, Vol. 549/Pg. 926, Sec. 2/T35N/R15W, Town of Johnstown, Martel Lake (class 3). DEAN KULLHEM requests a variance from Article 11E4 of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build a garage closer than 35’ from centerline of a private road. Property affected is: 1056 Lutefisk Pt., Lot 1, Lutefisk Pt., Sec. 9/T33N/R16W, Town of Lin-coln, Apple River Flowage (class 1). PATRICK & CHRISTINE DONOVAN request a variance to Article 11C, Table 1 & 11F2(a)(2)+(1) of the Polk County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance to build an addition to side of existing cabin which will exceed the 750-sq.-ft. footprint and be closer than 75’ from the ordinary high-water mark. Property affected it: 1765 Birchwood Terrace, Lot 16+17, Birchwood Terrace, Sec. 30/T34N/R17W, Town of 494862 2-3L 44a,d WNAXLP Balsam Lake, Deer Lake (class 1).

NOTICE OF MEETING OF BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF MILLTOWN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Town of Milltown, will meet at the MILLTOWN FIRE HALL, on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m., for the purpose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of the real estate and personal property therein, and correcting errors in said roll whether in description of property or otherwise and to perform such other duties as imposed by law. Please be advised on the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: No person shall be allowed to appear before he Board of Review to testify to the Board or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate. Virgil Hansen Town Clerk 494446 1-2L 43-44a,d Town of Milltown





Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Frederic School District that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the 7-12 School Commons, on the 14th day of September, 2009, at 6:30 o’clock p.m. Rebecca Amundson, Clerk

AGENDA 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

12. 13.

Notice of meeting read by clerk. Budget hearing chaired by the president. Explanation of budget by superintendent. Opportunity for budget recommendation by electors in attendance. Adjourn budget hearing. Annual meeting called to order by the president. Election of chairperson for annual meeting. Reading of minutes by the clerk. Reading of treasurer’s report by the treasurer. Reading of the auditor’s report by the treasurer. Resolutions A. Transportation. B. Accident insurance coverage. C. Food service program. D. Sale of property. E. Textbooks. F. Board salaries. G. Budget. H. Tax levy. Motion to set annual meeting date. Adjournment of meeting. 494885 2-3L

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Plan Commission of the Town of Lorain, Polk County, Wis., will be conducting a public hearing to discuss the Town of Lorain Comprehensive Plan 20092029 and the proposed ordinance to adopt the Comprehensive Plan. The Public Hearing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Lorain Town Hall on CTH E in Indian Creek. Comments on the plan will be heard and discussed and any necessary updates will be made to the Comprehensive Plan prior to adoption. Comprehensive Plan Summary: The Town of Lorain has been working on the development of the state-mandated comprehensive plan for over a year now. The comprehensive plan covers 9 statutory elements: Issues and Opportunities, Housing, Transportation, Utilities and Community Facilities, Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Intergovernmental Cooperation, Land Use, and Implementation. Each issue was discussed by the plan commission and the attending citizens at a meeting open to the public. The residents of the Town of Lorain were also given a survey to fill out and send back on issues related to the development of the Comprehensive Plan. The survey results as well as the meeting input were used to formulate goals for the Town in each of the 9 elements. The end result is a proposed plan that addresses the required elements by the State of Wisconsin and the views and opinions of the residents of the Town of Lorain. The majority opinion according to the above sources is for the Town of Lorain to remain rural for the foreseeable future. Copies of the Draft version of the Comprehensive Plan and comment forms are available from the Town of Lorain Plan Commissioners: Michael Sparish Wilfred Owens 548 335th Ave., 315 335th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-2688 715-653-2663 Daniel Beecroft 175 305th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-2635

Susan Hughes 3340 15th St. Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-2629

Susan Sopiwink Richard Eggers 3058 50th St. 336 355th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837 Frederic, WI 54837 715-653-4276 715-653-2551 A digital copy of the Town of Lorain’s Comprehensive Plan is also available on Polk County’s Web site at the following address: Planning/CompPlanTLorain.pdf Comment forms will also be available at the following Web site: CommentFormTLorain.pdf. Additional copies or more information may be requested by contacting Michael Sparish at 715-6532688 or Tim Anderson – Polk County Planner at 715485-9225 or All written comments will be reviewed to the public hearing. There will be public comments time held at the public hearing as well. Please submit all written comments to either Michael Sparish or Tim Anderson at least one week prior to the public hearing date to the contact information above. 493025 51-3L 41-45a


Board of Review will meet on the 8th day of September, at 7:15 p.m., at Daniels Town Hall for the purpose of rescheduling the Board of Review until November 2009. The exact date will be determined upon the completion of the assessment roll by the assesor Peter Post. Notice is hereby given this 29th day of August, 2009.

NOTICE - TOWN OF DANIELS MONTHLY BOARD MEETING The monthly board meeting will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at Town of Daniels Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Minutes of Clerk & Treasurer, vote on ambulance service, pay bills and any other business properly brought before the board. 494958 2L Ellen M. Ellis, Clerk


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Anderson, Burnett County, Wis., shall hold it first meeting on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, from 10 a.m., at the Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: 1. No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property. 2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. 3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board. 5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. 6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03(2a) Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Anderson has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court.* The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. 7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. 8. No person may appear before the board or review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s. 70.47(3)(a) Wis. Stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. Notice is hereby given this 2nd day of September 2009. Jessica King, Clerk 495040 2L WNAXLP

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Frederic School District that the budget hearing will be held at the 7 - 12 School Commons on the 14th day of September, 2009, at sixthirty o’clock p.m. A summary of the budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the district’s office at 1437 Clam Falls Drive, Frederic, WI 54837. Dated this 2nd day of September, 2009. Rebecca Amundson, Clerk

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2009 - 2010 AUDITED 2007 - 2008 (Adjusted)

AUDITED 2008 - 2009

BUDGET 2009 - 2010

907,086 958,330

958,330 883,856

883,856 727,023

1,878,112 80,753 10,251 3,429,466 190,102 19,557

1,928,637 31,550 6,008 3,108,361 561,297 25,294

2,427,150 56,700 6,000 2,973,674 238,971 17,000




3,118,829 1,884,095 554,073

3,046,752 1,944,845 744,024

2,966,087 2,029,405 880,836




0 16,483

16,483 16,483





0 0

0 0

0 0







173,462 173,929 1,207,704

173,929 166,352 1,133,601

166,352 166,353 1,090,348

1,207,237 0

1,141,179 0

1,090,347 0

14,762 0

0 0





0 0

0 0

0 0







91,616 91,616

70,022 70,022

71,300 71,300

18,555 15,749

15,749 15,487

15,487 13,999







24,502 43,065

43,065 65,946

65,946 64,427













7,877,247 320,729 38,178

7,925,002 392,051 39,685

8,028,252 390,000 40,793







PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY 1,776,375 1,881,599


FUND 10 - GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Local Sources Interdistrict Payments Intermediates Sources State Sources Federal Sources All Other Sources TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction Support Services Nonprogram Transactions TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES



General Fund Debt Service Fund Fund 30 1,092,951 1,005,291 Fund 38 114,104 127,460 Fund 80 - Community Service 43,830 43,750 Prior Year Chargeback 1,440 TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY 3,027,260 3,059,540 PERCENTAGE CHANGE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR -6.00% 1.06% PROPOSED MILL RATE 9.5037 9.2898 494884 2-3L WNAXLP

961,572 128,776 19,990 3,506,288 14.60% 10.6462



WHEREAS, action items of both the ADRC Board as well as the Council on Aging have approved restoring the position, funding and expenses to the Department of Aging from the ADRC. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors agrees to authorize the transfer of the Elderly Benefit Specialist position and its corresponding funding and expenses as of April 1, 2009. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that county levy in the amount of $35,250.00 and expenses incurred by position during placement within the ADRC will be transferred from the ADRC to the Dept. of Aging. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the budgeted revenues of the ADRC from State funds associated with this position be transferred to the appropriate revenue lines of the Aging Department budget. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the position of the Elderly Benefit Specialist will be removed from the ADRC and be restored to the Department of Aging as of April 1, 2009. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 2009 Staffing Plan of the Aging Department be amended consistent with this transfer of position. Funding amount: $32,500.00. Funding source: Inter-Departmental Transfer from ADRC to Aging. Effective date: Retroactive to April 1, 2009. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. County Board Action: Adopted. Submitted by the ADRC Board and Council of Aging: Eldon Freese, Mary Poretti, M. Holmes, Patricia M. Schmidt, Lynn M. Schauls, Mary J. Klar and Neil Johnson. LEGAL NOTE: This resolution amends the budget and requires a twothirds vote of the entire county board and publication within 10 days of passage. This Resolution was enacted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors by a vote of 21 for and 1 against on the 18th day of August, 2009. Bryan Beseler, Polk County Board Chairperson Date: August 25, 2009 Attest: Carole Wondra, County Clerk Date: August 25, 2009 Res. 57-09 - To Authorize The Transfer Of The Elderly Benefit Specialist Position And Its State And County Allocated Funding From The Aging And Disability Resource Center To The Department Of Aging. Motion (Sample/Edgell) to approve. Laura Neve, Directory of ADRC, addressed the resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution 57-09 carried by roll vote - 21 Yes, 1 No. (Supvr. Masters voted no.)


Chairman Beseler called the meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors to order at 4:00 p.m. County Clerk informed the chair the notice of the agenda was posted in three public buildings, published in the county's legal paper, the Tri-County and Indianhead Advertisers, and posted on the county's Web site the week of August 10, 2009, and the amended agenda posted August 12, 2009. Corporation Counsel verified that sufficient notice of the meeting was given. Roll call was taken by the Clerk, with 21 members present. Absent: Supvrs. Johansen and Bergstrom. Supvr. Bergstrom joined the meeting at 4:05. Chairman Beseler requested a suspension of the rules in order to accept the amended agenda which requires a 10-day notice. Motion (Sample/Larsen) to suspend the rules. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. Motion (Masters/Jepsen) to approve the amended agenda. Motion to approve amended agenda carried by a unanimous voice vote. Chairman Beseler opened up the presentation and discussion on the Capital Improvement Plans for 2010. This was backed by information made available by Financial Director Tonya Weinert on the CIP's and budget status. Polk County Highway Commissioner Steve Warndahl and Kathy Bohn updated the supervisors on the highway CIP plan. Mr. Warndahl also stated that Polk County will be receiving stimulus money for the County Road "Y" Project totaling 2.6 million dollars. Sheriff Moore addressed the Law Enforcement CIP requests. Chairman Beseler called for a recess at 5:30 p.m. to reconvene at 6:30 p.m. Supervisor Brown offered prayer. Chairman Beseler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion (Schmidt/Masters) to approve Minutes of the July 21, 2009, County Board Meeting. Motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. Public comments were given. Scott Schuler made a presentation on behalf of Golden Age Manor. GAM will be hosting an Open House on August 30 to honor the 50th Anniversary of Golden Age Manor. Sheriff Tim Moore presented plaques of appreciation to Valley View Veterinary Hospital of St. Croix Falls and to Larsen Auto for their continued support and purchase of a protective bullet proof vest for Polk County Police canine "Kaiser." Finance Director's Report was given by Tonya Weinert. Per suggestion of County Board Chairman, Thursday, August 27, 2009, Item XIII, Discussion of Priorities for 2010 Budget Year was struck.


TO REDUCE THE MONTHLY PRINTED FINANCIAL REPORT TO A QUARTERLY REPORT WHEREAS, revenue sources available to fund Polk County programs and services have been reduced as a result of economic conditions and statutory budgeting restrictions; and WHEREAS, it is appropriate to consider modifications of all aspects of County government, including administrative operations to lessen the adverse impact to the current budget and future budgets by increased efficiency in administration. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors reduces the monthly printed financial report to a quarterly report beginning in March, 2010, with consecutive reports following in June, September and December of the calendar year and for every year thereafter. Funding amount: None. Funding source: None. Date Finance Committee Advised/Recommended: August 12, 2009. Effective date: January 1, 2010. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. County Board Action: Failed - roll call vote - 5 Yes, 17 No. Submitted and sponsored by: Dean Johansen. Res. 58-09 - To Reduce The Monthly Printed Financial Report To A Quarterly Report. Motion (Sample/Peterson) to approve. Motion to approve Resolution 58-09 failed by roll call vote - 5 Yes, 17 No. (Voting yes, Supvrs. Sample, Stoneking, Johnson, Voelker and Beseler. Voting no, Supvrs. Dueholm, Peterson, Schmidt, Brown, Kienholz, Caspersen, Rediske, Edgell, Masters, Moriak, Arcand, Larsen, Luke, Jepsen, O'Connell, Bergstrom and Newville.)


TO AUTHORIZE THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR FILING RECYCLING GRANT APPLICATIONS WHEREAS, Polk County hereby requests financial assistance under s. 287.23, Wis. Stats., Chapters NR 542, 544 and 549, Wis. Admin. Code, for the purpose of planning, constructing or operating a recycling program with one or more components specified in s. 287.11(2)(a) to (h), Wis. Stats. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Polk County hereby authorizes the Parks, Buildings and Solid Waste Director, an official or employee of the responsible unit, to act on its behalf to: • Submit an application to the Department of Natural Resources for financial assistance under s. 287.23, Wis. Stats., Chapters NR 542, 544 and 549, Wis. Admin. Code; • Sign necessary documents; and • Submit a final report. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. County Board Action: Adopted - unanimous voice vote. Submitted at the request of the Property, Forestry and Recreational Committee: Mick Larsen, Bryan Beseler, Larry Jepsen, Joan Peterson and Russell E. Arcand. Res. 55-09 - To Authorize The Representative For Filing Recycling Grant Applications. Motion (Larsen/Sample) to approve. Deb Peterson addressed the resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution 55-09 carried, by a unanimous voice vote.



INCREASE IN MARRIAGE LICENSE AND WAIVER FEES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP LICENSE FEES WHEREAS, Polk County, through the County Clerk's office, issues marriage licenses to public applicants, including a waiver of the five-day waiting period when needed, in the usual course of its business; and WHEREAS, the State has enacted Chapter 770 of Wisconsin Statutes covering DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP, which requires County Clerks to issue domestic partnership licenses in accordance with the fee structure of marriage licenses; and WHEREAS, currently the fee is $55.00 for a marriage license and $10.00 for a waiver of the five-day waiting period; and WHEREAS, in accordance with §765.15 and §770.07, the licenses fees may be increased by the County Board by any amount, (the current fee system in Polk County is lower than the majority of the counties in this State). NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County establish a Fee Schedule for the issuance of Domestic Partnership Licenses that mirrors that of Marriage Licenses. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the fee for Marriage and Domestic Partnership Licenses be set at $80.00, which reflects a $25.00 increase in the current Marriage Licenses Fee; and that there be no increase in the five-day waiting period waiver. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. County Board Action: Adopted - unanimous voice vote. Submitted by: Brian Masters. Res. 56-09 - Increase In Marriage License And Waiver Fees And Establishment of Domestic Partnership License. Motion (Masters/Stoneking) to approve. Carole Wondra addressed the resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution 56-09 carried by a unanimous voice vote.


TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF THE ELDERLY BENEFIT SPECIALIST POSITION AND ITS STATE AND COUNTY ALLOCATED FUNDING FROM THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGING WHEREAS, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) was developed in accordance with the State Department of Health Services (DHS) and began servicing the community in April 1, 2009; and WHEREAS, the development of the ADRC led to the transfer of the Elderly Benefit Specialist (EBS) position and its corresponding funding from the Department of Aging to the ADRC as of April 1, 2009; and WHEREAS, said position and funding transfer was not appropriate based on the Wisconsin Aging Network Manual 9.10 which specifies the Department of Aging must employ or contract the EBS; and

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RESOLUTION TO CONSOLIDATE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNTY INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION WHEREAS, the members of the Polk County Board of Supervisors and the Department Heads attended the 2009 Budget Retreat; and WHEREAS, the 2009 Budget Retreat displayed a consensus to examine the potential consolidation of certain countywide functions; and WHEREAS, in consideration of such consensus, the Executive Committee has recommended the consolidation of the county's accounting and financial functions into one department; and WHEREAS, the Finance Committee has discussed and recommended the consolidation of all of the County's accounting and financial functions into the Department of Administration. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors directs the consolidation of all of the county's accounting and financial functions into the Department of Administration. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Administrative Coordinator shall coordinate and direct respective Department Heads and necessary staff in the development of proposal and implementation of said consolidation. To be brought back to County Board at its regular October 2009 Board Meeting. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors suspends the specific provision in Policy 881 concerning Reorganization, Absorption for Merger of County Departments with respect to the consolidation of the accounting and financial functions of the county into the Department of Administration, as directed by this resolution. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Finance Committee Recommendation: N/A. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. County Board Action: Adopted as amended. Submitted and sponsored by: Herschel Brown. Res. 59-09 - Resolution To Consolidate Accounting And Financial Functions Of The County Into The Department Of Administration. Motion (Kienholz/Masters) to approve. Chair called for a 5-minute break. Motion (Sample/Jepsen) amend to Resolution 59-09 by changing the wording of the 1st BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED to “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Administrative Coordinator shall coordinate and direct respective Department Heads and necessary staff in the development of proposal of said consolidation." Also striking the entire last BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED paragraph from the resolution. Motion to approve the amendment to Resolution 59-09 carried by voice vote. Motion (Bergstrom/Masters) to amend the amended Resolution 59-09 by adding a timeline: To be brought back to County Board at its regular October 2009 Board Meeting. Motion to approve the amendment carried by roll call vote - 15 Yes, 7 No. (Voting yes, Supvrs. Peterson, Schmidt, Brown, Kienholz, Caspersen, Edgell, Masters, Sample, Moriak, Arcand, Larsen, Jepsen, O'Connell, Bergstrom and Johnson. Voting no, Supvrs. Dueholm, Rediske, Luke, Stoneking, Voelker, Newville and Beseler.) Motion to further amend Resolution 59-09 by striking the entire 2nd paragraph "WHEREAS, the 2009 Budget Retreat displayed a consensus to examine the potential consolidation of certain countywide functions;" and also striking "WHEREAS, in consideration of such consensus" from the 3rd paragraph. Motion to approve amendment to Resolution 59-09 carried by voice vote. Motion to adopt amended Resolution 59-09 carried by voice vote.



WHEREAS, as a result of the reinstatement of FFP on federal performance incentives, and in accordance with the provisions of the current State/County Contract, access to the General Purpose Revenue (GPR) funding previously allocated in the contract is no longer available to the Agency after the date on which the additional federal funding became available; and WHEREAS, passage of ARRA has resulted in an amendment to the contract that makes available to the Agency in CY 2009 additional federal performance incentives in the amount of $14,229, with an additional $9,391 in federal reimbursements (Total federal funds accessible $23,620); and WHEREAS, Polk County is required to spend at least 85% of the levy amount they expended from local budget resources in 2008, or $44,808, as a condition to the utilization of ARRA dollars in CY 2009; and WHEREAS, without the expenditure of additional county moneys, Polk County would enhance the provision of paternity and child support establishment and enforcement services of the Agency through the acceptance, appropriation and expenditure of ARRA performance incentive moneys and attributable federal reimbursements toward equipment, training and additional staff; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Public Protection Committee recommends that the Polk County Board of Supervisors make the necessary program approvals and amendments to the CY 2009 budget of the Agency to allow for the increased revenue and to authorize a corresponding increase in expenditures, as shown below:

GOVERNMENT CENTER WORKWEEK MODIFICATION TO FOUR DAYS WITH EXPANDED SERVICE HOURS WHEREAS, the Executive Committee, Finance and Personnel Committees have considered and issued recommendations regarding potential cost-saving measures for the 2010 budget; and WHEREAS, a modified four-day per week office schedule for the Government Center Departments was highly recommended for exploration as a potential cost-saving measure; and WHEREAS, as a result of such considerations and anticipated cost savings in personnel, operations and facilities costs, the Personnel Committee is recommending a test period for the feasibility of a four-day-per-week office schedule for departments of the Government Center; and WHEREAS, acting pursuant to County Board resolution, the Personnel Committee has sought the necessary letters of agreement with AFSCME Local 774 - Chapter B Courthouse Chapter, AFSCME Local 774 - Chapter C Human Services Chapter, and the Polk County Nurses Employees Association that would result in a four-day workweek schedule of County Government represented employees. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Polk County Board of Supervisors does hereby establish the hours of operation of the county offices and departments located in the Polk County Government Center, including the offices of the county elected officials of County Clerk, Register of Deeds, and County Treasurer, to be Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with Department Heads having the discretion to set departmental specific office hours beyond the hours specified as needed to fulfill the service requirements to the general public. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the modified office hour schedule for the Government Center Departments is effective September 27, 2009, October 4, 2009, and shall remain in effect the earlier of March 27, 2010, April 3, 2010, or upon rescission of this resolution. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall not effect the office hours of those departments that are located in Polk County Justice Center. Funding amount: N/A. Funding source: N/A. Effective date: September 27, 2009. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. Date County Board Action: Adopted as amended. Submitted at the request of the Personnel Committee: Russell E. Arcand, Gerald W. Newville, Herschel Brown and Keith Rediske. Res. 60-09 - Government Center Workweek Modification To Four Days With Expanded Service Hours. Motion (Kienholz/Brown) to approve. Motion (Arcand/Larsen) to amend Resolution 60-09, by changing the effective dates within paragraph 6 of the resolution from September 27, 2009, to October 4, 2009, and changing March 27, 2010, to April 3, 2010. Motion to approve the amendment to Resolution 60-09 carried by unanimous voice vote. Motion to adopt Amended Resolution 60-09 carried by roll call vote 13 Yes, 9 No. (Voting yes, Supvrs. Brown, Kienholz, Caspersen, Rediske, Masters, Moriak, Arcand, Larsen, Luke, O'Connell, Voelker, Newville and Beseler. Voting no, Supvrs. Dueholm, Peterson, Schmidt, Edgell, Sample, Stoneking, Jepsen, Bergstrom and Johnson). Chair called for a 5minute break.

Revenue or Account Expense Number Description Amount Revenue 43516 000 000 00 101 27 St. Aid Child Support $ 14,300 Expense 54505 011 000 00 101 27 Clerical $ 4,734 Expense 54505 151 000 00 101 27 Social Security $ 366 Expense 54505 152 000 00 101 27 Retirement $ 505 Expense 54505 153 000 00 101 27 Retire Buy Out $ 95 Expense 54505 813 000 00 101 27 Office Equipment $ 6,500 Expense 54505 336 000 00 101 27 Lodging $ 700 Expense 54505 332 000 00 101 27 Mileage $ 300 54505 335 000 00 101 27 Meals $ 800 Expense Expense 54505 834 000 00 101 27 Computer Repair/Replacement $ 300 Total Expenditures $14,300 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes to receive the Polk County Child Support Agency above referenced funds as caused by the amendment to the State of Wisconsin - Polk County CY 2009 Child Support Contract and that the 2009 budget is amended by the amount of revenue and expenditures, and that the Finance Director/Internal County Auditor is directed to record such information in the official books of the County for the year ending December 31, 2009, as the funds are received. Funding amount: $14,300.00. Funding source: No County Moneys; Federal Performance Incentives and Federal Reimbursements under Title IV-D of the Social Security Administration Act, as authorized through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Date Finance Committee Advised: July 22, 2009. Finance Committee Recommendation: Passage. Effective date: Upon Passage. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. Date County Board Action: Adopted as amended. FISCAL IMPACT: No county levy impact. Resolution increases revenues and expenses equally in the amount of $14,300. The remaining $9,320 in federal performance incentives and federal reimbursements may be authorized for expenditure in CY 2009 by subsequent resolution or carried over to the CY 2010 budget pursuant to State of Wisconsin Bureau of Child Support guidelines. The federal authorization on the expenditure of ARRA performance monies and related reimbursements expires September 30, 2010. LEGAL NOTE: This resolution amends the budget and requires a two-thirds vote of the entire county board and publication within 10 days of passage. This Resolution was enacted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors by a voice vote. Bryan Beseler, Polk County Board Chairperson Date: August 25, 2009 Attest: Carole Wondra, County Clerk Date: August 25, 2009 Office Equipment ARRA Funds Laptops 3,170 Monitors 2,580 Video Cards 300 FAX Machine 450 Office Equipment Total 6,500 6,500 Computer Repair/Replace Cost Equipment added '09 300 Computer R/R Total 300 Registration Fees Fall Conference 1,110 1,110 0 Lodging Fall Conference 1,260 New Worker Training 332 Other Trainings 70 Lodging Total 1,662 700 Mileage Fall Conference 891 New Worker Training 289 Other Trainings 432 Mileage Total 1,612 300 Meals Fall Conference 720 New Worker Training 180 Other Trainings 101 Meals Total 1,001 800 Personnel Lines for new worker Wages, SS Retirement 5,700 5,700 TOTAL ARRA FUNDS NEEDED/USED $14,300 Res. 62-09 - To Authorize The Acceptance And Appropriation Of American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds For Polk County Child Support Program/CY 2009 Budget Amendment. Motion (O'Connell/Peterson) to approve. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the resolution noting a need to adjust the revenue amount from $14,000 to $14,300. Motion (Larsen/O'Connell) to amend Resolution 62-09 as follows: 1) In the last WHEREAS Clause the Revenue amount be increased to $14,300; and that there be added an Expense line: Expense, Account No. 54505 834 000 00 101 27, for Computer Repair/Replacement in the amount of $300; and 2) that the funding amount authorized by this resolution be raised from $14,000 to $14,300. Motion to approve amendment to Resolution 62-09 carried by voice vote. Motion to adopt amended Resolution 62-09 carried by voice vote.


TO AUTHORIZE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR BUDGETARY YEAR 2010 WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 53-09 the Polk County Board of Supervisors amended Policy 881 to require departments to submit to their respective governing committees information that substantiates proposed 2010 Capital Improvement Projects; and WHEREAS, Pursuant to Resolution 52-09, the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorized the Personnel Committee to meet with the respective representatives of the various unions for the purpose of making and considering proposals that would affect the terms and conditions of all 20092011 collective bargaining agreements and result in cost savings for the County; and WHEREAS, in the interest of the County, it is necessary that the 20 10 Capital Improvement Projects and their related costs be established at the present time by the Polk County Board of Supervisors so that the Personnel Committee may realistically and in good faith meet with union representatives for the purpose of making and considering proposals that would affect the terms and conditions of all 2009-2011 collective bargaining agreements and result in cost savings for the County. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes and approves the 2010 Capital Improvement Projects for the 2010 Fiscal Year as identified in kind and amount on the attached "Table of 2010 Capital Improvements," which is incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors has determined the 2010 Capital Improvement Projects in the amount of $________________, dedicating not to exceed 1.5 million in 2010 County Levy as a funding source. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors amends Resolution 53-09 to have an effective date of January 1, 2010. Funding amount: As noted above. Funding source: As noted above. Date Finance Committee Advised/Recommended: August 12, 2009. Effective Date: Upon Passage. Amendment to Policy 881 as caused by Resolution 53-09 is effective on January 1, 2010. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. Date County Board Action: Adopted as amended. Submitted and sponsored by the Personnel Committee: Herschel Brown. This Resolution was enacted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors by a vote of 18 for and 4 against on the 18th day of August, 2009. Bryan Beseler, Polk County Board Chairperson Date: August 25, 2009 Attest: Carole Wondra, County Clerk Date: August 25, 2009 Res. 61-09 - To Authorize Capital Improvement Projects For Budgetary Year 2010. Motion (Rediske/Masters) to approve. Motion (Rediske/Larsen) to amend Resolution 61-09, by completing the information in paragraph 5 of the resolution as follows: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors has determined the 2010 Capital Improvement Projects in the amount of $____________, dedicating not to exceed $1.5 million in 2010 County Levy as a funding source. Motion to approve amendment to Resolution 61-09 carried by roll call vote 18 Yes, 4 No. (Voting no, Supvrs. Arcand, Bergstrom, Newville and Beseler). Motion to adopt amended Resolution 61-09 carried by voice vote.


TO AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA) FUNDS FOR POLK COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM/CY 2009 BUDGET AMENDMENT WHEREAS, in the performance of the State of Wisconsin Polk County CY 2009 Contract the Polk County Child Support Agency (Agency) receives federal performance incentive funds and federal reimbursements for the provision of paternity and child support establishment and enforcement services that are mandated by Title IV-D of the Social Security Administration Act; and WHEREAS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) reinstated 66% Federal Financial Participation (FFP) on federal performance incentives for the period of October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2010; and


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TO AUTHORIZE CHILD SUPPORT RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY POSITION FUNDING LIMITED PART TIME WHEREAS, there is a need for additional office/administrative staff in the Polk County Child Support Agency; and WHEREAS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has created additional federal revenue sources for the Polk County Child Support Agency for the period of October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2010, that would allow funding of a part-time Child Support Receptionist/Secretary position on a Funding Limited basis consistent with Policy 881. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that effective September 1, 2009, the Polk County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Funding Limited, Part-Time

PAGE 34 - INTER-COUNTY LEADER - NEWS SECTION - A - SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 position of Child Support Receptionist/Secretary, and approves of the position description of said position, as attached hereto and incorporated herein. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above approved position shall also be subject to the review and approval process for staffing authorizations for CY 2010 pursuant to Policy 881. Funding amount: $5,661.78 (September 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009). Funding source: No County Moneys; Federal Performance Incentives and Federal Reimbursements under Title IV-D of the Social Security Administration Act, as recognized through Resolution To Authorize the Acceptance and Appropriation Of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds for the Polk County Child Support Agency CY 2009 Budget. Date Finance Committee Advised: July 22, 2009. Finance Committee Recommendation: Passage. Effective date: Upon Passage. Position Authorization effective September 1, 2009. Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. Submitted by Polk County Public Protection and Judicial Committee: Brian Masters. This resolution was enacted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors by a unanimous voice vote on the 18th day of August, 2009. Res. 63-09 - To Authorize Child Support Receptionist/Secretary Position Funding Limited Part Time. Motion (Masters/Rediske) to approve. Motion to approve Resolution 63-09 carried by unanimous voice vote. A complete copy can be seen in the County Clerk’s office.

TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS Polk County, Wisconsin Resolution 09-13 A RESOLUTION ADOPTING ORDINANCE 09-04, AMENDING ZONING ORDINANCE No. 1 WHEREAS, the Town Board for the Town of St. Croix Falls has village powers under Section 60.10(2)(c), Stats., that grants police powers as set forth in Section 61.34(1), Stats., to act for the good order of the Town, for its commercial benefit and for the health, safety and welfare of the public; and WHEREAS the Town of St. Croix Falls adopted Zoning Ordinance No. 1 on August 5, 1965, amended in its entirety on May 12, 1994, and subsequent amendments including the amendment on March 20, 2001; January 16, 2008; February 18, 2009; and WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls deems it advisable and necessary to amend Chapter II; Chapter III; Section C, Chapter V; Section G; and Chapter VI, Section C of the Zoning Ordinance No. 1; and WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls held the first reading of the proposed amendments on April 15, 2009. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls does approve Ordinance 09-xx amending Zoning Ordinance No. 1, Chapter II; Chapter III, Section C; Chapter V, Section G; and Chapter VI Section C; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls hereby petitions the Polk County Board of Supervisors to concur and ratify the amendment; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this ordinance becomes effective upon passage and publication of this enabling resolution. Dated this 20th day of May, 2009. . Signed: William Hughes, Chairman. Attest: Janet Krueger, Town Clerk. Approved by voice vote - 5 Yeas, 0 Nays. Res. 64-09 - Approval Of Town Of St. Croix Falls Zoning Ordinance Amendments. Motion (O'Connell/Moriak) to approve. Land Information Director Sara McCurdy addressed the resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution 64-09, carried by unanimous voice vote. A complete copy can be seen in the County Clerk’s office. Corporation Counsel Jeff Fuge addressed the Board on the Development of Position for County Administrator/Administrative Coordinator. That discussion included a suggested timeline for information to come back to the county board. Motion (Arcand/Caspersen) to go ahead with the proposed timeline as set forth in the document from Mr. Fuge. Motion approved by voice vote. Standing Committees Reports were given. Supervisor's Reports were given. Chairman/Administrative Coordinator's Report was given by Chairman Beseler. Motion (Dueholm/Johnson) to adjourn. Motion carried. (9:40 p.m.)


APPROVAL OF TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS WHEREAS, the Town of St. Croix Falls administers their own Zoning Ordinance; and WHEREAS, paragraph 3 of Wisconsin Statute Chapter 60.62 relating to town zoning authority, if exercising village powers, reads: "In counties having a county zoning ordinance, no zoning ordinance or amendment of a zoning ordinance may be adopted under this section unless approved by the county board;" and WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls deems it advisable and necessary to amend Chapter II; Section C, Chapter V; Section G; and Chapter VI, Section C of the Zoning Ordinance No. 1; and WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls held the first reading of the proposed amendments on April 15, 2009; and WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of St. Croix Falls has approved the attached amendments to their Town Zoning Ordinance on May 20, 2009; and WHEREAS, the Polk County Board of Supervisors must also approve of the Ordinance Amendments. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Polk County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the attached Zoning Ordinance Amendments for the Town of St. Croix Falls. Funding amount: $0.00. Date Finance Committee Advised: N/A. Effective date: Upon passage and publication Approved as to form: Jeffrey B. Fuge, Corporation Counsel. Date Submitted to County Board: August 18, 2009. County board action: Adopted - unanimous voice vote. Submitted by: Keith Rediske, Ken Sample, Craig Moriak and Larry Voelker.

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. (165968)

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I, Carole T. Wondra, County Clerk for Polk County, do hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the County Board Proceedings of the Polk County Board of Supervisors' Session held on August 18, 2009. Carole T. Wondra Polk County Clerk

Notices (Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN K. HOWELL, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 08 CV 780 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 3, 2009, in the amount of $237,355.20 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 22, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 4 of Certified Survey Map No. 3646, recorded in Volume 16 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 159, as Document No. 629820, being located in Government Lot 1, of Section 21, Town 33 North, Range 16 West, in the Town of Lincoln, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 996 85th Ave., Amery, WI 54001 TAX KEY NO.: 032-00565-0110 Dated this 3rd day of August, 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. (164671)

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(Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. RUTH M. SCHADEWALD, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 06 CV 57 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 24, 2009, in the amount of $179,104.22, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 3 of Certified Survey Map No. 4217, recorded in Volume 18 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 247, as Document No. 666504, located in the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 7, Township 35 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 22852285A 230th Street, Cushing, WI 54006 TAX KEY NO.: 020-00177-0300 Dated this 27th day of August, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County Deborah A. Blommer State Bar # 1000749 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 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. (167902)

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Deborah A. Blommer State Bar # 1000749 Attorney for Plaintiff 13700 W. Greenfield Avenue Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719

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CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY REASON OF MERGER WITH CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN BOTTOLFSON, et al. Defendants. Case Number: 07 CV 259 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 15, 2009, in the amount of $167,198.29, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% of successful bid must be paid to Sheriff at sale in cash or by certified Check. Balance to be paid upon confirmation. PLACE: Front Entrance to the Polk County Justice Center located at 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 5685, recorded on October 3, 2008, in Volume 25, Page 162, as Document No. 750062, located in the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 32 North, Range 17 West, in the Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1675 West Church Road, Star Prairie, WI 54026 TAX KEY NO.: 002-00758-0000. Dated this 14th day of August, 2009. /s/Timothy G. Moore Sheriff of Polk County

(Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY BRANCH 2 ANCHORBANK, FSB Plaintiff, Vs. NANCY C. LEMAY RONALD L. SCHORN VILLAGE OF MILLTOWN JOHN DOE #1 JOHN DOE #2 Defendants Case No.: 09CV392 Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on July 28, 2009, the undersigned Sheriff of Polk County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction in the foyer of the Polk County Justice Center, 1005 W. Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, on the 29th day of October, 2009, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 7, Block 2, Dairyland Addition to the Village of Milltown, Polk County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 308 Dairyland Avenue, Milltown, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 28th day of August, 2009. /s/ Timothy Moore Polk County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala, Lawyer WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 (715) 839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff 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 obtained will be used for that purpose.

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NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK STATE OF WISCONSIN TOWN OF ANDERSON - BURNETT COUNTY Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. Stats., the Town of Anderson assessment roll for the year 2009 assessment will be open for examination on the 19th day of September, 2009, at the Town Hall, from 10 a.m. to noon. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 2nd day of September, 2009. Jessica King, Clerk 495039 2L WNAXLP


The Siren Sanitary District meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10, 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 494470 1-2L 715-349-5119


Town of Balsam Lake, Polk Co., is accepting bids to prep and lay with blacktop (cold or hot mix) 1 mile of 150th Ave. west of 150th Street. We are also looking for bids for crack sealing on 175th Ave. approximately 5,500 pounds. Bidders must contact Brad Mabry at 485-3844 for review and specifications. Bidders must supply proof of insurance. Bids will be opened at the September 21, 2009, 8 p.m. regular board meeting. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Brian R. Masters, Clerk 494468 1-2L WNAXLP


The Monthly Meeting Of The Clam Falls Town Board Will Be Held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, At 7 p.m., At The Town Hall The agenda will include minutes of the August meeting, treasurer’s report, comprehensive land use committee report, letter from Bradley Ayers, worker comp. claim, road report, assessor contract, pay bills, correspondence. Full agenda will be posted. Betty Knutson, Clerk 494947 2L 44a For The Town Board


Trip to the States results in private pilot license OSCEOLA – This summer, Arthur Torin, a 17-year-old from the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, came to Osceola on “holiday” to visit the Mederichs of Osceola and to get his private pilot license. “It all started in April when his mother, Diane, contacted Carolyn Johnson of Osceola AeroSport asking if we could get her son Arthur his private pilot license during his six-week stay this summer in Osceola,” said Woody Minar, instructor and pilot. “Osceola Aero is no stranger to getting the job done – recall Robyn Sveback, Amery, getting her license in 18 days.” Minar, chief flight instructor at Osceola Aero was put on the case. Between April and July, Minar, Torin and his mother Diane were in e-mail contact asking and answering questions from the Transportation Security Agency, filling out numerous forms, as well as submitting fingerprints and a background check. All of these tasks were required while Torin also worked on his studies for his FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Torin arrived in the states in mid-July. After his aviation medical was completed, Torin received authorization from TSA to begin his training, which started on July 30. Within six days, he was sent

his private pilot license.” Torin is staying with Pastor Larry and Kelli Mederich of Osceola, but leaves Sept. 6 to go back home to the Isle of Man, where he will study for his driver’s license. – with information from Woody Minar

Arthur Torin, United Kingdom, received his private pilot license in 11 days from Osceola Aero while staying with the Mederich family on “holiday.” up on his first solo flight in the Cessna 150 craft. Meanwhile, Torin passed his knowledge test and was ready to start studying for his oral part of the test. “Just 11 days after he started, Torin completed all his requirements for his

private pilot license,” said Minar. “It was now time to prepare him for his flight test. Due to bad weather and windy conditions, the ‘check ride’ was cancelled twice. Finally, on Aug. 24, nearly a week after he was ready for his exam, he got

Arthur Torin pictured outside the Cessna 150 aircraft he flew to earn his private pilot license. – Photos by Woody Minar

Devilish tomato Kristine Lindgren of rural Balsam Lake sent in this photo of a unique-shaped tomato, grown in her garden this summer. “My mamma always said I was an angel with black wings,” she noted. “I guess she was right.” The tomato is of the nyagous classification, which has a black coloration to it. Special photo


Chairs at the dock at The Wilderness on Spirit Lake near Frederic seem to be inviting someone to sit and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise. Jolene Brask, of Jolene’s Joyful Photos, took this photo recently one summer morning. Brask will be showing her photos at the Trade River Winery near Frederic this Saturday and Sunday - from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. - Photo by Jolene Brask

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2009 new school staff members Grantsburg New staff at Grantsburg Schools posed for a photo before starting their day of orientation. Back row (L to R): Cara Casey - high school guidance counselor, Allissa Koenen - gifted and talented and high school RTI, Annie Roberts - grade 2 and Nicole Diesterhaft - grade 5. Front row: Kyle Perreault - school psychologist, Amanda Mancl - grade 1, Kim Bassett - grade 2 and Dawn DeRocker Americorps volunteer. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Siren New staff members this year at Siren Schools are (L to R): Ashley Frommader (second grade), Rebecca Witte (Title 1), Lisa KuhlDanielson (IMC specialist), Michelle Mahlen (MS English), Jason Bins (fourth grade) and Jessica Ebner (guidance). Not pictured are Linda Biorn (cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant) and Andrew Licata (district bookkeeper). - Special photo

Webster There are some new faces on staff in the Webster schools this fall, and some faces in new positions. Seated (L to R) are Mary Prestrud, FACE teacher; Debra Heinz, school psychologist; and Stefanie Janssen, Spanish teacher for the junior high and high school. Standing, Karen Spafford, school nurse; and Renee Ones, elementary counselor. Missing at the time of the photo was Martha Anderson, elementary principal. All except Ones and Anderson are new to the schools. - Photo by Carl Heidel

St. Croix Falls Only two new teachers joined the staff at St. Croix Falls School District for the 2009-2010 school year. Both are in the high school and are pictured during inservice last week. St. Croix Falls students started school Tuesday, Sept. 1. Pictured are Jacob Meyer, high school social studies, and Clayton Hanson, high school biology. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Photo by Tammi Milberg


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Labo r o f l ov e kee ps c ou nt r y sch oo l s a li ve by Nancy Jappe with information provided by Paul “Jack” Sexton TOWN OF DEWEY – Saturday, Aug. 29, was a special day for people who remember or were associated with two old country schools, the Arbuckle School and Maple Grove School. The buildings aren’t there any more, but the minds of local people can re-create just where they sat and how they once looked. Now, because of the “labor

“Keeping alive the country schools, the heart and soul of the community.” – Paul “Jack” Sexton

Members of the Arbuckle family, (L to R) Sandy Arbuckle Churchill, Fred Arbuckle, Marlene Arbuckle Songetay and Ed Arbuckle, are shown with the new aluminum marker showing the location of the Arbuckle School, a country school that was used between 1889 and 1918. - Photos by Nancy Jappe

Nearly 90-year-old Bertha Soelle was the person credited with pushing for a sign to go up marking the site of the Arbuckle School, a school her husband, Carl, attended when he was 6 years old.

of love” donation of Paul “Jack” Sexton and his wife, Grace, the two locations are commemorated by new bright aluminum signs. The two signs were unveiled in ceremonies at each school site starting at 1:30 p.m. that last Saturday in August. Eighteen people were on hand for the Arbuckle unveiling on Crosby Road, despite threatening weather. About a dozen people made the short trip down the road to the site of the Maple Grove

Larry Schumacher (L) and Jack Soelle are shown getting ready to unveil the marker for the Maple Grove School. The aluminum marker was donated by Paul “Jack” Sexton and his wife, Grace, on behalf of the Burnett County Historical Society.

School, where another sign waited for unveiling. The Arbuckle School The Arbuckle School was open from 1889 to 1918. To reach the field on which the school building sat, take CTH H to Hilltop Road, make a right (or left depending on which direction you are coming on H), and go one mile. At the Y, take a left onto Crosby Road and go one-quarter mile down Crosby Road. The school is named for its founder, John Arbuckle. Arbuckle and his wife, Mary, had thirteen children, nine boys and four girls. Because the Arbuckles wanted an education for their children, they built a school in 1889, paying for the construction and the first-year salary for the teacher. According to Paul (nicknamed Happy Jack or just plain Jack) Sexton, Siren, some people say that the first teacher was the oldest Arbuckle daughter; others say it was Fannie McHugh and that she was paid a salary of $30 a month. Sexton believes the first teacher was Katie McHugh, a good friend of the Arbuckle family and a teacher at the school for several years. The Arbuckles ran The Arbuckle Stopping Place, a place where traders, lumbermen and military personnel stopped for a night or more and where they could buy a complete meal for 25 cents. In 1890, the school district was chartered. After that, the teacher’s salary and the expenses were paid through tax revenues. The local newspaper published short commentaries about each of the areas in

those early years. In the issue for Nov. 2, 1900, the report for the month ending Oct. 30 showed eight pupils enrolled at Arbuckle School, with an average daily attendance of five. John, Ed and Charley Tempelton; Tom Ludwig; and Chris and Andrew Anderson were reported as not being tardy during the 20 days of class that month. Tom Ludwig, Maria and Elias Arbuckle, and Chris and Andrew Anderson had attendance that was regular enough for them to do good work. These statistics were reported by teacher Vera Williams. Earlier in October, the teacher reported that the district bought new books this term: three Primers, three First Readers, three Second Readers, McMaster’s History, Swinton’s Language Lessons and geography. Twenty-eight students were enrolled at the school in 1912 and 1913. By 1916, that number had dropped to only eight students. “The last record for Arbuckle School that I could find was in 1918. I believe (the school) was annexed to the Roosevelt School District. The building was eventually torn down,” Sexton said. Sexton credits 90-year-old Bertha Soelle for pushing him to get the commemorative sign in place, and also to the Glenn and Gary Crosby families for their assistance and cooperation. Bertha Soelle’s husband, Carl, went to Arbuckle School for about a year and a half, from age 6 to 7. When Maple Grove School opened, he transferred to that school. The only memories Carl talked about were from the spring, when he had a great time hitting all the mud puddles on his way home from school. He had to stop and wring out his socks before he went into the house. Bertha surmises there were probably good memories of getting into snowbanks on the way to and from school. Sexton, who is a research volunteer for the Burnett County Historical Society, asked that anyone who has photos showing people who attended or events at Arbuckle School get in touch either with him or with the society. Folders on each of the early county schools are kept on file by the society, and additions to those files are always welcome. Maple Grove School Two former students at Maple Grove School, Everett Lindstrom and Larry Schumacher, were on hand Saturday,

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Labor of love/from page 1 Aug. 29, for the unveiling of the sign marker at the location of Maple Grove School, a school that ran from 1915 to 1947. The story goes that Larry Schumacher, who lived just down the road, started going to school a whole year early because he just couldn’t stay away. Maple Grove School opened in the fall of 1914, with Mamie Carroll as the first teacher, having transferred there from the Arbuckle School. Don Grunnes’ father, Stanley, was a teacher at Maple Grove School from 1931-1934. Don was on hand to reminisce a bit about his father, saying that Stanley was always out on the playground with the boys, and that all the boys loved him for doing it. By the spring of 1947, the student population at both Maple Grove and Doran School had dwindled to a mere handful. Doran School was the next school to the west, and Maple Grove students ended up going to Doran even though, according to Sexton, the Maple Grove building was a better one. “The Maple Grove students could all fit in one regular car and be driven over to Doran,” Sexton said. The Maple Grove building was eventually dismantled, and salvageable lumber was put to other uses. “The Maple Grove schoolhouse served as a House of Worship on Sunday afternoons,” commented Beverly Brunclik in a written reminiscence. “The minister of the German Lutheran Church in Shell Lake conducted church services and confirmation classes … My grandparents, Ole and Caroline Knutson, and their six

children lived near the McCarty schoolhouse, and traveled by horse and buggy to attend church at the Maple Grove schoolhouse.” Gary and Art Erickson were recog-

nized for their cooperation and help in allowing the Maple Grove School marker to be put in place. “Maple Grove School will live on in our hearts and in this sign,” Sexton commented.

Don Grunnes, the only son of former Maple Grove teacher Stanley Grunnes, had memories to share of his father’s years at Maple Grove School, saying his father was beloved by his students because he was always out on the playground with them.

Paul, nicknamed Jack, Sexton is shown here reading the list of teachers at the Maple Grove School between 1915 and 1947, starting with Mamie Carroll and ending with Clara Brandenberg. Sexton and his wife, Grace, donated the aluminum markers showing the location of the Arbuckle and Maple Grove schools in Burnett County.

Eighteen people were waiting on Crosby Road Saturday, Aug. 29, for the unveiling of the new marker at the location of the Arbuckle School. Several members of the Arbuckle family, along with Bertha Soelle, whose husband, Carl, was a student there, were glad to see the site of this early country school memorialized.

Larry Schumacher (L) and Jack Soelle are shown standing beside the new marker at the location of the old Maple Grove School. The school was open between 1915 and 1947. Schumacher started school a year early because he just couldn’t be kept away. Soelle did the sign unveiling Saturday, Aug. 29, for another former student, Everett Lindstrom, who was kept from doing the unveiling because of the uneven terrain on which the sign is situated. - Photos by Nancy Jappe

Everett Lindstrom, whose first name is Robert after his father, was a student at Maple Grove School. He was on hand Saturday, Aug. 29, for the unveiling of the marker showing where that school was once located. The same statement will hold true for the Arbuckle School, two buildings that have played big parts in the heart and soul of their local communities.

St. Croix Valley artists sought ST. CROIX FALLS - Last year’s Autumn Fest in downtown St. Croix Falls was a celebration of community and art. It consisted of local music, juried arts and crafts, great food, informational booths,

shopping and more. It was well attended. The 2009 juried art fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26. There will also be a juried craft fair. However, the two fairs

will be located apart from each other. Art will be positioned surrounding the River Spirit sculpture, and crafters will be positioned on the street in front of the Festival Theatre. Local artists are being

sought to participate in the juried art section of the event. The invitation is extended to artists outside of the St. Croix Falls area as well. - from Falls Chamber

All DMV offificces closed Friday, Sept. 4, for employee furlough STATEWIDE — All Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed for business on Friday, Sept. 4, as DMV staff complete the second of eight unpaid days required for each of the next two years. Employee furloughs for all university and state employees are part

of the 2009 –2011 state budget. All state offices will also be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observation of Labor Day. DMV’s automated phone system will remain available so that motorists can still make road test appointments and have access to recorded information.

Titling and registration services are offered by many third-party partners such as some police stations, grocery stores and financial institutions around the state and can be found at the WisDOT Web site. DMV would like to remind customers

that many services like vehicle registration renewal do not require a visit to a service center and are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All DMV offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8. — from DMV

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The dart tournament by Don Miller There in Shamrock, Ireland On a street of cobblestone Over on the corner, a building Bleak and so forlorn Its weather-beaten sign hung crooked The People’s Pub, it read And hanging on a bay window Was a little sign that said Come one, come all, Sportier and dartisan The Yearly Darting Tournament Its time has come around This year the purse is 15 crown To honor champion, Billy Blake 15 years a champ he’d stayed And any who might challenge him All challengers he’d take A boy began walking by Well, more than a boy ‘tis true A young man by the name of Davey Bright Who about darts knew a thing or two He’d trained with his great-uncle Ned Who is this Ned, you say? Ned was a grand champion The champion of his day Ned rarely missed Summer is here. We would like to run favorite summer memory stories throughout the summer. Submit your story to the Leader by mail or e-mail.

Writer’s Corner With a flick of his wrist The boy went inside and put His name on the list Then hastened away, but first Had a water with lemon twist On that fateful day of the tournament It was bleak and gray and cold A day for legends of old Billy Blake, the champion Soon had something to behold Davey entered first, Followed by a mountain of a man Ned McManus, large as life He’d something in his hand Blake soon lost all his warmth It was a dart case - of darting legends old Inside were the silver arrows Shafts made of metal so light And green parrot-feathered flights For a moment, Davey was forgotten

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.

A hush fell o’er the crowd Ned opened the case and the silver arrows shined Flipped a dart in the air First it was here and then there Smack in the middle of the bull’s-eye round.

Come on lad, Saints preserve us That Blighter’s feeling fear Nary a drop of alcohol Crossed o’er Davey’s lips Ned sipped on a pint of Guinness And became free with his dart legend tips

There was silence and then people roared He walked over and removed The dart from the board Placed one giant hand on the shoulder of Davey This here’s my great-nephew From my niece so fine He won’t play with no house darts He’ll be playing with mine Davey whittled the competition His aim straight and sure Men fell left and right Davey’s love of the Lord was pure And when the time came Blake tried to shake and crush that hand Bright was his name And he knew Billy’s game

Davey said a prayer For his mother, Nelly Bright Davey took the next two games But taking money did not seem right Ned McManus scooped up fifteen coins And they gave them to the church To give to the poor and out of work And so the champion in Shamrock, Ireland Was a man named Davey Bright Who became a man of God To set the wrongs to right And Ned came out of retirement To teach a school on feathered flight From far and wide, lads and lasses Came to attend his darting classes Years came and passed and when he died, The whole of Shamrock, Ireland, cried.

Davey threw with his left, so He held out his right Billy Blake nearly lost all his fight They played to the best of five rounds An air of tension all ‘round Davey Bright took the first Throwing triples and bulls Billy Blake took the second To the bartender beckoned When Blake took the third Ned McManus spoke in Davey’s ear

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. - submitted

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

Mock forest fifirre to take place in Grantsburg area GRANTSBURG – “We’ll have everything except the fire and smoke,” said Ross Larson, DNR forest ranger, in planning for the mock wildfire event near Grantsburg. The mock forest fire will simulate “burning” 6,000 acres and endangering more than 200 homes and cabins. The training takes place from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 12. “The primary purpose of this exercise is to provide firefighters with an opportunity to practice structural protection and organization as it relates to a major forest fire,” Larson said. The experience firefighters gain from this exercise will help ensure the safety of people in these rural areas, he added. On the move that day will be personnel and equipment from 24 volunteer fire departments, county and state law enforcement agencies, local ambulance services, amateur radio and Department of Natural Resources staff. Together they

will form what’s known as an Incident management team, an accepted universal organization that response agencies use to assure they work as seamlessly as possible in handling a crisis such as a forest fire. “We know from past experience that dry springs, falls and sometimes summers can cause the conditions to be right for large fires that cover thousands of acres,” Larson said. This training with the volunteer fire departments and other state and local agencies will help ensure we are a coordinated team.” He also said that with more people building homes in woodland areas it increases the need to effectively work together. Local residents and visitors are asked to be on the alert for an increase in fire fighting vehicles that will be used on roads in Grantsburg and West Marshland Townships, including Hwy. 70 and Hwy. 48/87. During the exercise, fire department

personnel will be pulling into driveways and taking actions based on simulated situations provided to them during the exercise. They will deploy hose and pump water, similar to what actions would be used during a real fire. Larson emphasized, however, that firefighters will be pumping water into the woods, not on any buildings. “We will strongly remind the participants to use extreme caution on private property, as this is strictly a training exercise.” An incident command post, operating out of the Grantsburg DNR facilities on Hwy. 70 will coordinate all field activities, provide public information, and dispatch needed personnel and equipment to and from the different exercise sites. Exercise vehicles will use headlights and red lights but not sirens. “Emergency vehicles using red lights and sirens are involved in a real emergency,” Larson said. “Please give them the right of way.”

Allergy proof your home for fall STATEWIDE – Allergy-causing culprits living in your home can cause even more discomfort during the fall. Some ways to decrease problems include the following: • Clutter – A cluttered home can draw dust mites, bugs, mold and mice. Recycle old newspapers and magazines, cans and other items weekly. If possible, keep garbage containers and bins outside. • Carpeting – Pet dander and dust mites thrive in carpeting and rugs, so keep them vacuumed weekly. The best way to prevent these allergens is to leave your floors bare. • Bedding – Wash your bedding in 130-degree water weekly to get rid of mites and mold. • Moisture – Bathroom and basement walls that are moist love to breed mold.

Wipe walls with a chlorine-bleach solution (1 ounce to 1 quart of water) to keep fungus down. Mold also moves indoors in the fall on wet leaves and shoes and damp firewood. Store wood in a dry place and keep the yard free of leaves. In the basement, you can fight mold with a dehumidifier. Set the dehumidifier between 35- and 45-percent humidity. Get a humidity gauge to determine how much demoisturizing you require. • Houseplants – Your potted plants can harbor mold on their leaves, so remove any moldy leaves immediately and don’t let water pool in the pot’s tray. • Pets – Pet dander and saliva are an issue with 30 percent of allergy sufferers. Wash and brush your pet frequently, outside, to lower your home’s dander level.

• Garbage – Overflowing garbage and crumbs attract mice and roaches whose droppings can make allergies worse. • Window – Open windows bring in refreshing fall breezes but can also bring in ragweed pollen. Keep windows closed during the high-pollen hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can run the air conditioner if it is too warm. The air conditioner also filters out pollen inside your home. Change the air conditioner and heater filters monthly. For more information on this and other healthy-living topics, contact the Polk County Health Department at 715-4858500. - submitted

Local law-enforcement agencies will also be going door to door to many residences in the fire area and simulating evacuation procedures. Larson stated that officers will be informing homeowners what they would need to do should an evacuation occur during a real fire. Homeowners will not be required to leave their homes during this training exercise. “Working together as agencies with the public here in Grantsburg and western Burnett County, we can assure that we are better prepared to deal with a local emergency, should it ever be necessary,” the forest ranger added. - submitted

Oktoberfest plans revealed RURAL FREDERIC - Enjoy an unforgettable Oktoberfest with genuine German-style food, wine, beer and music at Trade River Winery, Sept. 26. Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen and dirndl because there will even be a costume contest! While you may enjoy the beverages from noon to 8 p.m., music by the Elk River German Band is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. A $10 cover charge starting at noon gets you a hot plate of food provided by Nancy’s Country Kitchen, a local caterer. There will be plenty of free parking. Trade River Winery is located on Hwy. 48 between Grantsburg and Frederic. For more information contact Trade River Winery at 715-3274193 or - submitted


Rambling through Oregon and Washington by Russell Hanson We made it out to Seattle after a week of rambling along U.S. Hwy. 2. Hwy. 2 was a pleasant, quiet road through the far northern part of the country. We had little traffic, straight roads and lots of scenery. The only congested parts were Duluth, Minot, Glacier Park and Spokane to Everett, Wash. It ended without even a sign, just merged into Interstate 5; entirely too quiet an end for such a long and interesting road. Cousin Sally put up with us for a week—showing us some of Seattle and letting us do our own thing too. Sally is a retired English professor from the U of Wash., with a specialty in medieval writers. She is well read, and likes to converse at a pretty educated level. It took a lot of strain on my part to keep from looking terribly ignorant. She was planning a trip to some of the former Soviet Union—the southern Muslim countries of Klavistan, Crankistan and Mosikstan, as best I can remember, and then on to China. She was in Africa last year including a month translating old scrolls into French and English at Timbuktu for the U.N. Sally, 71 years old, has taken up ocean diving lately and makes two trips a year to some tropical waters to photograph the colorful fish and coral. We saw her pictures including dozens of brilliant sea slugs called nudibranchs (nudie-bronks). While at Sally’s, I put in a wireless internet router so I could use my laptop computer on her porch. I helped her upgrade the memory in her traveling laptop so it could run Windows Vista without taking 10 minutes to start. We were only a little way from Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, so I called Bill and asked him if Windows 7, due in a month or two, would run better. He seemed to be busy, as he never returned the call. We helped Sally with a few plumbing, electrical and other chores and taught her to make maple sugar candy. I spent two afternoons at the University of Seattle in the microfilm archives reading 1940-43 issues of the Duwamish Valley News, a weekly newspaper that former Cushing son Doc Squirt (Roy Hennings) wrote a column for after he moved west in 1935. I copied a bunch of his columns. His last column was in February 1943. He died in September, 1943, of a brain tumor. The newspaper issue that would have had his obituary was missing from the microfilm. In 1940, he had gotten quite sick and had an operation and for the next three years continued to push for a National Health Care system. “A small national hospitalization tax would take care … and people would

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Margo took a job digging thunder eggs (agates) at the Richardson Ranch in North Central Oregon, to earn enough money to get us back to Wisconsin. She and the immigrant laborers got $20 a day and all the warm water they wanted to drink. The Rambler, with his freckles and fair skin, didn’t dare work out in the 110-degree glaring sun so worked on his newspaper column in the air-conditioned rock shop. then be able to have their minor troubles taken care of at the right time which would greatly reduce the number of major troubles and getting this service wouldn’t mean that they would be turned out to convalesce plumb broke at the most helpless moment of their existence,” wrote Doc, a very strong Republican, in 1940. Seems as he was thinking ahead of his time. After leaving Seattle, we headed to Hwy. 101, the far western coastal road skirting the ocean all the way from Washington through California. We were trying to re-create the trip we made in 1973. (Here the scene shifts and we are back in the 1973 trip). We had been married only a year and had never taken a honeymoon. We bought an 8x10 light canvas tent, tall enough to stand in, a couple of air mattresses and sleeping bags (the kind with pictures of bears inside), and borrowed a Coleman lantern and stove. We removed the backseat from Margo’s 1968 Mustang and filled the trunk and backseat with our clothes, an ice chest, and the camping gear and a few tools and took off on April 5 from Wisconsin for a month’s tour around the perimeter of the U.S. (starting with a quick drive to Florida). We figured $10 per day with $4 for gas, $2 for camping, and the rest for food and entertainment ($300 total in travelers checks). We followed the ocean to Texas, then the Mexican border to California. We drove into Mexico, ignorant of why you shouldn’t—but did know enough to “hire” a cop to watch the car. Coming back into the U.S. with a sombrero, a couple of chess sets and leather stuff, we were picked as likely drug smugglers and had to totally empty the Mustang. It was a good chance to repack it and toss some junk before being allowed back into the U.S.A. In California, we stayed along the

beaches. At Mendocino, we saw “Fritz the Cat,” the first X-rated cartoon, stopped at Las Vegas where Margo sat at a machine as it dumped $90 in nickels (allowing us an extra two weeks’ vacation), then back to the coast and on up to Seattle, then a quick zoom back to Wisconsin and back to college (we rejoin the present from here on). Hwy. 101 was not the same! It still had wonderful places where it hugged the undeveloped coastline, but there were lots of bypasses of the old coastal route and tremendous amounts of development along the way. We did manage to see a whale, sea lions, seals and lots of seabirds. We were tenting this time too (same tent and camp stove), but the parks were $27 in Washington and over $20 most places. Gas was about $2.85 and everything else was also about 10 times more expensive then it was in 1973. We looped into the redwood forests of California before stopping to visit cousin Chrystal in Medford, Ore., for two days. She took us on a trip up the Rogue River that we will never forget! A 50-passenger, flat-bottom jet boat that needed only six inches of water to travel, took us at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, 36 miles down the Rogue with a dinner stop and then back again in four hours. The boat was powered by three 400-horsepower Chev engines, driven by a 24-year-old race driver. It was wet, thrilling and wild! As I write this (Saturday) we are back in SW Washington state on Hwy. 12, planning to take it all the way back to Wisconsin where we can. We are in the Yakima Valley tonight. We drove through irrigated fields of hops, mint, carrots grown for seed, garlic, peppers, pumpkins, squash, corn, alfalfa, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, blackberries, plums, blueberries, grass seed, etc. In Oregon, we saw the Easter lily capital of

the world, where fields of lilies were setting bulbs for next Easter’s plants. To get carrot seed, the carrots are planted in California in January, then pulled in March and transplanted in Bend, Ore., where they will have put on seed by this fall. Tenting is pretty much the same as back in 1973, except this time we have a double-size air mattress rather than two singles. In ‘73, the two singles were pretty difficult to keep close enough together! We sprung a leak in our double about four nights out. I could only find some adhesive tape from the first-aid kit to patch it with—not very successful. We slept for two hours; awoke with backaches; blew it up again and then repeated it all night. The next day I wanted to buy some duct tape for a fix, but gave in when Margo insisted we get a new mattress (out of her Social Security). Otherwise we are enjoying the state parks. I have claustrophobia so have to have the tent window flap open near my head to get lots of fresh mountain air. At the higher altitudes out here it gets down in the 40s at night, so to keep Margo from going to bed dressed like an Eskimo, we brought along our twocontrol electric blanket. Except for the time when we had the controls switched, it works great—Margo can have her side at 120 degrees and I can have mine at 60. We brought an electric fan along for the nights that are warm. Most state parks have only one kind of site anymore—the full hookups with water, sewer and electricity. The parks have very nice showers and bathrooms too. Most of the campers during the week are the big trailer folks, but on the weekends the families with tents, barking dogs, hollering teens and wailing babies are out in force. Magically it all is quiet by 10:30 p.m. and all you hear are the owls, coyotes and water running in the river or the ocean surf. There are almost no parks in the West that are without water for fishing or boating. We plan to be back by Labor Day weekend unless we run out of money and have to find Margo another shortterm job. The next time we go west, I think we will pack much less stuff (we really aren’t cooking—eating sandwiches is easier) and probably one computer would be enough. You can see more at our B-SLOG at

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Orange pop My sons belong to a generation of pop drinkers. They have their individual favorites so they have several varieties on hand, piled in the kitchen or hall. The other day they bought some cheaper brands, and one son opened a can and handed it to me with, “This tastes terriAbrahamzon ble!” Well, of course, to him it did. It was sweetened canned tea. “Why did you buy tea?” I asked, “I thought it was orange pop.” I told him the obvious. “You’re supposed to read the label.” That’s elementary! You can’t assume it’s orange pop just because the can is the color of orange. It isn’t the first time they’ve been fooled by a product on the grocery shelf. When I make a grocery list for them, I write down the specifics: 1. Baking powder - Be sure to read the date on the bottom of the can. Get the right date. 2. Whole wheat flour, not white flour. 3. Oatmeal – quick cooking, not long cooking. 4. Condensed milk – Carnation. (That’s because I once worked for Carnation Co.) 5. Canned milk – Borden’s sweetened. 6. Chocolate chips – not butterscotch. 7. Pkg. of shelled walnuts – Broken pieces OK. They’re cheaper. 8. Instant coffee – Maxwell House. I prefer Mountain Grown but stores in this area no longer stock it. Available in city. 9. Molasses – Dark (not light). 10. Salt – (Be sure it’s iodized).


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The above is a sample. Sounds bossy doesn’t it, but I have favorite products, too. Sometimes they go grocery shopping with all these admonitions in their ears but they still have to read labels. You’d think three sons with college diplomas would know that! And all that sweetened tea in orange cans creates a problem. I don’t put sugar in my tea. I have told you before that I am a homemaker who doesn’t like to shop. My mother never shopped either. She just picked up the phone and gave her order to Hupfer’s store in nearby Delafield. The grocer made deliveries two or three times a week, using a wooden box that folded up when it was empty. He was seldom in a hurry and sometimes stopped to visit for a minute or two. People were not in a hurry back then. Generation gap One of the lines in my column last week made me smile. I had written about someone having free rein. It means doing it the way you want without restrictions. The saying is part of my generation’s vocabulary and originally had to do with horses and reins. Sometimes a buggy driver or rider kept a tight rein, giving directions to turn left or right or stop. Free rein let the animal go his own way and speed. However, the change in meaning came because of

a generation gap so it read the person had free reign. Still makes sense but is different. Our generation grew up on lots of old sayings. 1. Make hay while the sun shines. Translated do something when the weather is nice. 2. He who sleeps the morning through, his work in the afternoon must do.” (That is what our sundial said in our garden). Good sense. 3. “Early to bed, early to rise – makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” (True or false? There are exceptions) 4. “If there is a heavy dew in the morning, it will not rain that day.” Old saying, true or false? 5. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Do we learn nothing from past experience? 6. “The apple never falls far from the tree.” Like father, like son or like begets like. The list goes on and on. Can you think of some? The Man Who Sold Hot Dogs There was a man who lived by the side of the road. He was hard of hearing so he had no radio. He had trouble with his eyes so he read no newspaper. But he sold good hot dogs. He put up signs on the highway telling how good they were. He stood on the side of the road and cried: “Buy a hot dog, Mister?” And people bought. He increased his meat and bun orders. He bought a bigger stove to take care of his trade. He finally got his son home from college to help him out. But then something happened – His son said, “Father, haven’t you been listening to the radio? Haven’t you been reading the newspapers? There’s a big depression. The European situation is terrible. The domestic situation is worse.” Whereupon the father thought, “Well, my son’s been to college, he reads the papers and he listens to the radio, and he ought to know.” So the father cut down on his meat and bun orders, took down his advertising signs, and no longer bothered to stand out on the highway to sell his hot dogs. And his hot dog sales fell almost overnight. “You’re right, son,” the father said to the boy. “We certainly are in the middle of a great depression.” – Anonymous (Note: I spent 20 years reading ads at the Leader office. I firmly believe in the power of advertising, and that’s why the above story caught my attention. It’s like the joke about winking in the dark at a pretty girl. You may know what you’re doing, but nobody else knows. Advertising pays. Until next week, Bernice

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50 Years Ago Specials at the Clover Farm Store, Frederic, included flour at $3.29 for a 50-lb. bag, Miracle Whip at 49¢ a qt., sliced bacon at 49¢ a lb. and preserves of different flavors at 2-lb. jar at 59¢ each.-Lots of Kill Those Flies ads such as Purina fly-spray concentrate to make 2-1/2-gallons at $1.90 and bulk Purina fly spray at $1.50 a gallon.-Jensen Furniture and Appliance, Luck, held an end-of-summer sale on rockers, chairs, swivels, and included mattresses at $99 including the box spring, recliners at $69.50.-Total of August rain in this area included 6.60 inches.-Enrollment in Frederic’s first day was 792.-Clam Falls Lutheran Church set day of harvest dinner on Sept. 10, at $1.25 adult ticket for roast turkey dinner.-News came in from Woodrow, Bunyan, Karlsborg, Andrus, etc.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, included ham to fry at 69¢ lb., cherry pie mix at 29¢/can, bacon at 2 lbs. for 95¢, Jell-O at 6 pkgs. for 45¢ and roasting or stewing hens at 29¢/lb. whole or cut up.-The first Labor Day celebration was a unionsponsored parade in New York City in 1882.-A 16month subscription to the Inter-County Leader was $4, with a 16-month subscription anywhere in the U.S. at $5.-The movie “Sleeping Beauty,” (Walt Disney) was playing in the D’Lux Theatre, Luck.-Vince Nahkala and his orchestra were playing at Spencer Lake Resort.

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Dan Searles’ stolen car was recovered in Illinois after theft from Frederic Auto.-Two queens, Julie Esmond and Peggy Sorensen, were crowned at Milltown Fishermen’s Party.-Burnett Dairy Co-op, Rte. 1, Grantsburg, wanted more milk due to expanding cheese markets. They were paying $4.65 cwt. on 3.5 test-grade B milk.-Specials at Route’s Super Market, Frederic, were Taystee bread at 4 loaves for $1, round steak at 79¢/lb., t-bone steak at 98¢/lb., pork sausage at 49¢/lb. and lettuce at 19¢/head.-Specials at the Frederic Co-op Super Market included Tokay grapes at 23¢/lb., margarine at 4 lbs. for 95¢, granulated beet sugar at 89¢ for 10 lbs. and Swansdoan cake mixes at 4 for $1.-Palmberg Implement and Auto Co. in Luck, set Sept. 25 as the American Motors 1970 car showing, including the Hornet, the Ambassador and Rebel (Don’t you love those names?).-Obituaries included Louise Smith and Vern Risberg.-Four men due for drafting in September included Robert Zinn, Frederic, Harold Strasser, Turtle Lake, Richard Sherrard, Luck, James Munson, Clayton.-A test case for Indian hunting rights was under way.-A survey was under way to determine need for low-rent housing for holiday in Burnett County.-A full-page congratulation was given to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Petersen for opening a new Ben Franklin Store in Frederic.

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The end of summer ST. CROIX FALLS – This is it! Labor Day weekend marks the end of the full summer schedule of naturalist programs at Wisconsin Interstate Park. With the start of school, the fall season, cooler weather and colored leaves, the summer naturalist program will wind to a close. So if you always meant to come to one of the scheduled hikes, activities or evening programs, now is your opportunity to do it. Please check the program schedule in this paper and then join them at the park. But wait! There’s a lot to do at Interstate Park year ‘round. Special activities may be scheduled to take advantage of this area’s beautiful fall colors. The dates, times, and meeting places for these nature programs will be announced in this paper. The schedule is also printed on posters that are posted throughout the park, or you can call the park at 715-483-3747. Exhibits at the Ice Age Interpretive Center can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the frozen history of Wisconsin and the gifts of the glaciers. In the auditorium a 20-minute film, “Night of the Sun,” is shown daily upon request. The film tells the story of glaciation in Wisconsin and Interstate’s role in the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you at Wisconsin Interstate Park. Whether you’re hiking one of Interstate’s nine miles of hiking trails, camping,

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fishing, or simply enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Dalles of the St. Croix, please stop in. The fall season is the perfect time to explore and enjoy Interstate Park. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35 just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. For more information call Julie at 715-483-3747. – submitted


Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 Serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Football Parking Lot (Red Shed - Rain Location) $ 5 Donation Brats, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips, Treat & Pepsi. Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and relax. Special prize for the fan that comes dressed in the most Blue & Gold. All proceeds go to the new Frederic Dance Team.

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Beer sales were allowed in addition to Siren Crooked Lake Park addition.-Marriages were listed in Burnett County including David Nordrum to Wanda Olson; Donald Quigley to Lisa Rossow; Kerry Richter to Pamela Cleveland; Thomas Ritchie to Jean Cummings.-Jeff Schinzing was a new sheriff’s deputy in Burnett County.-Grantsburg’s school district called for a 6-percent levy hike.-Wetlands were now ready for set-aside program.-Administrator Wm. Keigan retired after 10 years with the Webster School District.-Chiropractic clinic of Dr. N. E. Olson held open house to celebrate his 30th year in the Siren community.-Siren established a self-serve car wash.Conservation Reserve Program was attractive to retired farmers.-Art and lore of birchbark canvas was explained at Forts Folle Avoine.-The Frederic hospital was facing a crisis in local health care in the area of attracting and retaining medical staff.-Obituaries included M. Rebecca Andersen, Floyd Nick, Donald Coyour, Anna Dvorak (106), Zatha Fisk and Edward Olson.-Waste management was called a long-term project.-Reader of the week at the Frederic Public Library was Justin Brendel, 11.-The Rock and Mineral Show was held July 22-23 at the Birch Elementary School, Frederic.-Webster was considering fluoridation of water.



866-4334 I was happy to have daughter, Heather Stahl, and grandson, Ricky, join us at the center on Wednesday to enjoy the chicken salad luncheon made by Nicky. Thirteen ladies played dime Bingo on Wednesday afternoon and as usual, had loads of fun and lots of laughs. Jane Wardean baked a lemon cake and served it with ice cream to celebrate Edna Schroeder’s birthday, which will be on Aug. 31. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to her and honored her with cards and best wishes. Chet Newman, Administrator for the Fishbowl Sportsman’s Club Safety Education Team, had 33 students complete their hunter safety training at our center on Wednesday evening, and every student earned a certificate. They will be allowed to hunt with an adult until they are 14, and hunt alone after they reach that age. The students, many parents who stayed to observe the class, and the instructors all commented on how well our facility served their needs. The students were all very well behaved and they followed all instructions regarding the use of the center, and they are welcome to use the center in the future. The garden tea on Thursday afternoon at Forts Folle Avoine was attended by 108 ladies and four very brave gentlemen. Area red hat groups that attended were the Ravishing Rubies, Northwoods Rubies, Le Chapeau Rouge’, and the Scarlet Ladies of Superior. Fort Director Steve Wierschem, resplendent in cream-colored pants and scarlet jacket with a purple feather on his hat, gave opening remarks and then introduced Jack Peale who is interpreter of the Ojibwe Village. Peale indicated that the five original Native American Clans in the area were the Crane, Loon, Fish, Bear and Martin, but that the main clans were the Bear Clan and Fish Clan. A breakaway clan was then called the Bullhead Clan who became the educators. Mr. Peale stated that he is of the Bullhead Clan, and that he has a list of over 700 original medicines used by the Native American people. Wierschem indicated that there will be a new fund raiser on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Forts Folle Avoine Great Room put on by the Beaver Club that will recreate the sights and sounds of the original gala banquets held in Montreal during the fur trade era. The menu will consist of fish (walleye), fowl (quail) and fur (buffalo), and there will be feasting, ceremony, pageantry, revelry, song and story, all for the price of $40 per person. Call the Fort at 715-866-8890 for your reservation. The next Ravishing Rubies Red Hat Society Luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Ike Walton Lodge. The regular group of pool and card players were at the center on Thursday evening but I didn’t get their names as I wasn’t there. Bud and I attended my 50th (1959) Webster High School Class Reunion on Saturday evening at Ike Walton Lodge. Classmates attending were Isla (Coleman) and Ron Fichtner of Coon Rapids, Minn., Dave (Jane) Wardean of Webster, Wayne (Yong) Wilson of Coon Rapids, Minn., Jerome (Joanne) O’Brien of Superior, Joan (Johnson) and Jim Prell of Grantsburg, Phil and Anna Mae (Schmechel) Gerber of Wayzata, Minn., Jack (Marge) Swedberg of Webster, Dave (Mary) Smedegard of Belvidere, Ill., Harry and Marlene (Gustafson) Chipman of Stone Lake, Lloyd Hartshorn of Wasilla, Alaska, Lloyd (Mary Ann) Nack and son Bryan of Minneapolis, Vernon (Betty) Locker of New Richmond, Norm (Audrey) Garlie of Danbury and Jack Witzany of Webster. After eating the

Webster Senior Center buffet dinner prepared for us, the opening welcome was given by Jack Witzany who acted as emcee, and started off with what else, but a golf joke. A moment of prayer was given for the deceased classmates: Sammy Baker, Barbara Baldwin, Joe Mihna, Jack Bjork, Larry Phelps, Ron Voight, Elaine Hills, Betty Hinrichs, Larry Israels and Judy Basler. The class prophecy was read by Isla Fichtner, an e-mail read that came from former teacher and coach George St. Catherine, and several letters from classmates who were unable to attend – Rosemarie (Olinger) Lindberg, Loreli (Bremer) Stone, Kathy Maser, Sharon (Danielson) Miller, Carolyn Fuller and Betty (Conroy) Schramm. Jack Witzany read interesting newspaper headlines from 1958 through 1962. It was noted that some of the students had attended their lower grades in country schools at Perida, Lone Pine, Jackson, Oakland, Kruger, Carpenter, Orange, Dairyland and Aspen in addition to those that attended the old Webster Elementary School. Comments were given by all classmates present on ‘what has been happening in their current life’ and door prizes were given out before “dismissal.” You can tell that we are all getting older because even though it all started at 5 p.m., everyone was ready to go home before 9 p.m. What does that tell you? At our very first reunion we stayed out all night and went out to breakfast even. Are we getting old, or what? Anyway, we plan on having the next one in five years, and not wait before we are too old and feeble to get there at all. Margel Ruck was one of the many members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Danbury, and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Webster, to attend their annual church picnic on Sunday afternoon at the home of Roger and Vicky Tollander, Webster. The weather was ideal and the food was wonderful, and it was great to have former pastor John and Virginia Siedschlag drive up from their home in Watertown, WI to attend. Gene Johnson and Margel Ruck also visited Margel’s mother, Olive Gehrke, at the Frederic Nursing Home later in the afternoon. They also had a nice visit with residents Arlene Fink and Betty Conroy. The Interfaith Caregivers are having their third-annual fundraiser rummage and bake sale on Friday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 7596 Hayden Lake Road W., Danbury. If anyone has any items or baked goods to donate call 866-4970 for information. Don’t forget that our next Dining at Five”evening meal is at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Nicky is serving BBQ chicken, baked potatoes with sour cream topping, California blend vegetables, mini salad bar, baked dessert, rolls, milk and coffee. Call 715-866-5300 now to make your reservation. Gratitude is extended to Carl Nordquist for his generous donation of garden produce. Prayers and get-well wishes continue to go out to Mike Janey and Andrew Macke. Sympathy and prayers also go out to the family of Ellen Ferdon in her recent passing; and to Martha Anderson in the death of her father and whose funeral was on Sunday in Richland Center. Almost every culture on earth has a folktale abut “three magic wishes.” Most feature a genie or some other mythical figure who grants the requests of a patron. Almost all of these tales end in tragedy. I guess that these stories come from the desire to have everything we want in this life, even though we’ve learned that we’ll always be frustrated in that

St. Croix Valley Senior Center by Carol Van Buskirk

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream. If you have hope, you have everything. With the fall season coming on, our center seems to be getting busier. On Tuesday, 32 people were busy playing 500 cards and nine people played Dominos. Domino winners were: Martha Lundstrom, George Meixner and Ione White. 500-card winners were: Marian Edler, Ray Nelson, Irene Campbell, Rita Boyle and Olga Young. Nine-bid winners were Pete Schlosser and Olga Young. All of the local school districts will be opening very soon and we must be mindful of watching for school buses and energetic children. For some of these students it may be their first time to ride a school bus or even being away from their parents. On Thursday evening the top winners from

among 21 participants were Don Anderson, Phil Mevissen, Arlis Rosen and Grace Howitz. Jeanne was the nine-bid winner. It is nice to see new faces playing and also to have new people as winners. On Saturday afternoon, 14 friends joined Jeanne Thomfohrda in welcoming her Arizona sister, Judy, to our area. After sharing dessert we spent the rest of the afternoon playing the card game Kings. September birthdays: Alice Darrall, Elaine Edlund, Phil Mevissen and Howard Vezina. Give yourself a great day. So often we wait for happiness to come to us, but true happiness doesn’t depend on what’s going right or wrong in our lives. It’s something we can find, even create, anytime, just by asking one simple question: What brings me joy? Start by doing one little thing that makes you heart lighter and you’ll soon have more reasons to smile.

pursuit. If anything, life teaches us that nothing in this world can satisfy us fully, for even if we gained the whole world we would eventually lose it. One of these stories is about a stockbroker who encountered a genie on the way to the office. When offered a wish, the man asked for and received a local newspaper dated one year into the future. He hurriedly turned to the financial page, hoping to “make a killing” in the market. But he found more than he bargained for. On the opposite page he saw his picture in an obituary describing his death in an automobile accident

Mary Martin the preceding day. Life is short and very uncertain. We cannot know what the future will bring. We can only ask God to turn us away from trivial pursuits and direct our hearts to follow Him. So we pray as Moses did, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12. – D. Roper. “Shall the great Judge say, when my task is through, that my soul had gathered some riches too? Or shall at the last it be mine to find, that all I had worked for was left behind?” See you at the center!

Grantsburg Public Library Last call for pizza coupons

Summer is over and activities at the library will slow down a bit. We had a very successful summer reading program under the capable guidance of Janele Hutton and her assistants. Each week she presented a new program pertaining to the theme Grantsburg Goes Green. Congratulations to those who won weekly prizes. With school starting, it is time to turn in the last of your reading slips for pizza coupons.

Wednesday morning reading

Starting Sept. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Morning story and activity hour will begin. Each month as part of Wisconsin’s Head Start Bookworms program, children will receive for their own a book and activity sheet to take home. No registration required.


New books and audio CDs

New arrivals for September reading and listening can be found at the front desk or at Northern Waters Library Service Web site ( under the Merlin icon. By placing a request you’re assured of receiving the first copy available.


Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. The library can be reached at 715-463-2244 or email

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Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Sue and Roger Mroszak Monday evening. Herb Downing came to visit Donna and Gerry Hines Thursday and took them out for lunch to celebrate their anniversary. Nina and Lawrence Hines went fishing with John and Diana Mangelsen Thursday afternoon and had supper with them at their camper on Round Lake. Lida and Don Nordquist visited grandsons Rick and Robb Funk at their new apartment in Rice Lake Thursday evening. Art Hephner called on Hank and Karen Mangelsen Friday. Don and Lida Nordquist went to the Twin Cities Friday and visited several relatives. They stayed overnight with Bunny Johnson. On Saturday, they attended the play “Always Patsy Cline” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

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Gerry and Donna Hines visited Marlene and Bruce Swearingen Friday evening. Saturday visitors of Lawrence and Nina Hines were Sue and Colin Harrison and Heather, Steve and Joshua Kukowski. Karen and Hank Mangelsen visited Larry, Heidi, Celie and Baxter Mangelsen in River Falls Saturday morning. In the afternoon, Larry, Celie and Baxter came to Hank and Karen’s place. They all went to visit at their home of Jake and Holly Mangelsen in the evening. Lacey Mangelsen, granddaughter of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen from Florida, is visiting them for a few days. Lida and Don Nordquist visited Nina and Lawrence Hines Sunday evening. Beth and Garry Crosby were Sunday evening visitors of Hank and Karen Mangelsen.

Birth announcements A son, Gage Jerome Gruender, was born Aug. 28, 2009, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn., to Gunnar and Kristy Gruender of Somerset. Gage weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 20-3/4-inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Peggy Strabel of Siren and Fred and Donita Gruender of Cassville; great-grandmother is Marie Bremer of Siren. ••• Born at St. Croix Regional Medical Center: A boy, McCoy Herman Lindgren, born Aug. 20, 2009, to Shannon and Chad Lindgren, Taylors Falls, Minn. McCoy weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. ••• A girl, Sophera Rose Smith, born Aug. 18, 2009, to Antoinette Smith and Joseph Lagrander, Osceola. Sophera weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. ••• A girl, Grace Lynne Severin-Hartman, born Aug. 21, 2009, to Angela Severin and Ross Hartman, Milltown. Grace weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. ••• A girl, Adalynne Margaret Anderson, born Aug. 22, 2009, to Shara and Kirk Anderson, St. Croix Falls. Adalynne weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz. ••• A girl, Faith Linice Allram, born Aug. 21, 2009, to Chad and Amy Allram, Dresser. Faith weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. ••• A girl, Ayla Kristina Jones, born Aug. 19, 2009, to Casey Crocker of Grantsburg and Brian Jones of Siren. Ayla weighed 5 lbs., 7 oz. ••• A girl, Ayla Rose Cross, born Aug. 18,

2009, to Jordan and Ashley Cross, St. Croix Falls, Ayla weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. ••• Born at Amery Regional Medical Center: A boy, Avery Norman Swanson, born July 29, 2009, to Elisabeth and Chad Swanson, Amery. Avery weighed 9 lbs., 1/2 oz. ••• A girl, Heather Carmelle Cockerham, born Aug. 8, 2009, to Maria and Wesley Cockerham Jr., Frederic. Heather weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. ••• A boy, Jadan Eugene-Joseph Potter, born Aug. 17, 2009, to Alicia Paukstat and Joseph Potter, Luck. Jadan weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. ••• A girl, Kira Marie Dunn, born Aug. 21, 2009, to Bobbie and Aron Dunn, Osceola, Kira weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. ••• A boy, Markus David Majeske, born Aug. 24, 2009, to Nicole and Adam Majeske, Balsam Lake. Markus weighed 8 lbs., 1/2 oz. ••• A boy, Connor Jaydan Ankrum, born Aug. 24, 2009, to Kimberly and Daniel Ankrum, Amery. Connor weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. ••• A boy, Lucas Wayne Johnson, born Aug. 25, 2009, to Ashley Kline and Jacob Johnson, Dresser. Lucas weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. ••• A boy, Isaac Michael Thayer, born Aug. 25, 2009, to Susan and Matthew Thayer, Balsam Lake. Isaac weighed 7 lbs., 1.5 oz. ••• A boy, Johnnie Lee Ethan Severson Greer, born Aug. 26, 2009, to Angela Severson and Mack Greer, Luck. Johnnie weighed 5 lbs., 11 oz. •••


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Lewis As guests of Glenna Hauger last Wednesday, Alice and Charles Ford and Bernice Arahamzon attended Bible study at Siren U.M. Church, enjoyed lunch at the Siren Senior Center and then went to Glenna’s house, where the ladies played Scrabble and Charles went fishing. Because of the Labor Day holiday members of the Indianhead Gem and Mineral Society will meet a week later than usual, on Monday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Luck Senior Center. The program is to bring something for a silent auction. Potluck lunch. The NW Regional Writers will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, in the Community Room, Sunrise Apts., Frederic. The assignment is to write a killer first line (one that hooks the reader) and, if you like, the story to go with it. Welcome. Good to have Cindy and Kerry Berdal back in church and know that Kerry is recovering well after his neck surgery. Everyone clapped to welcome them back.


Bernice Abrahamzon

Every Sunday, the name of Jim Karl is lifted for prayers. Coffee and a sweet were served by Ray and LouAnn Gackle after the service. The finance committee met Monday night at the Lewis church. Members of the Lewis church are responsible for working at the Frederic Food Shelf every Thursday from 2 – 6 p.m. Sign-up sheets are at church for volunteers. Farmers and gardeners are holding their breath, hoping a killing frost won’t arrive this early and destroy hopes of good crops, tomatoes, etc. Squash are ripening now and that is a satisfaction. Your correspondent made four batches of chokecherry jelly and is looking forward to picking wild grapes. A little frost will sweeten them. Friends are making plum jam/jelly.

Cloverton-Markville State Rep. Bill Hilty was the guest speaker at the meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers on August 26. He gave some ideas on how individuals and groups can get stimulus money for energy-saving projects and fielded questions on taxes, health care and the governor’s unallotments. Darlene Merimonti provided the cake and door prize, a gift of money won by Evelyn Johnson. August birthdays are Darlene, Mary Schaaf and Pam Berg. You may notice as you drive through Cloverton, that there is now a bell tower for the bell on the grounds of the town hall. Pete, Dave and Paul Fornengo spearheaded the work on construction of a new tower and the work itself was done by Jason, Peter III and Dave Fornengo. The bell will be dedicated to Emma and Peter and Doris and Tony Fornengo. A landscaping committee has been formed in New Dosey Township for the purpose of making the cemetery and town hall grounds look pretty. Committee members are Clint Elliott, Peggy Coveau, Mandy Fornengo, Robin Fornengo and Marlene Mishler. Fran Levings, a cemetery sexton, will also work with them. An organizational meeting of the committee has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at the town hall. Mary and Frank had their annual luncheon with her former boss Dr. John Salchert and his wife, Dolores. They met in Hinckley and former patients Ann and Ben Monson joined them. It was also a mini-celebration for the birthdays of Mary and John. Another day had the Schaafs in Duluth for some shopping and lunch at Perkins. Robin Fornengo had the pleasure of taking care of 3-year-

old Elizabeth whose mom, a friend of Robin’s from Superior, had surgery recently. A mini-reunion was held at Clara Lilly’s home awhile back when her brother-in-law Malvern Lilly came from Akron, Ohio. Other guests were Russ and Orletta, Frederic, and their daughter, Cheri, from Long Prairie, Minn., Linda and George Lilly, and Brenda and Mike Lilly. After a nice visit, they all went to the Hay Creek Outpost for dinner and to celebrate Malvern’s birthday. Peg Coveau hosted the annual Fornengo family Bagnacawda get-together last weekend. This event is centered around an Italian dish that grandpa Fornengo brought through Ellis Island many years ago. Over 75 people attended the party. Coming from as far away as Madison, was niece Joelle, Mary Lee’s daughter, and her husband Andy. It’s always a good time when the kids come to visit, so Bev and Ed Carlin thoroughly enjoyed the 3-day visit with daughter Angie and her sons, Cole and Devin, and from son, Bill, and his son Benny. Lots of 4-wheeling with the kids headed the agenda. Shirley and Jerry Blokzyl had the pleasure of daughter Janis and her family from New York a couple of weeks ago. The family stayed for a week. Later in the month, good friends Kathy and Rich Schumack came from Wichita, Kan., for a couple of days. I went to the funeral in Minong last weekend for a former home economics teacher from Solon Springs High School. Marlene Roessel died at age 69. She was a wonderful human being. Pick your veggies, wherever you are.

Burnett Community Library The Burnett Community Library “… offers access to knowledge and entertainment” according to one of our patrons. Nexen Group Inc. has committed to a Nexen Challenge, matching funds up to $50,000 for anything raised after Aug. 11 until Dec. 31 for the library building fund. The preschool story hour will start up again on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please call the library at 715-866-7697. We will meet in the lower-level reading room. The Burnett Community Library Book Club will be reading “I Feel Bad About My Neck,” by Nora Ephron in September and will discuss it on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. If you need a copy, please call the library at 715-866-7697 and we will be glad to order one for you. The American Library Association sponsors a September event, Library Card Sign-Up Month. “Visit your library today. It is a community hub of activity. In tough economic times, your library card will give you free access to books and computers, homework help, assistance with resumes and job searches, accurate financial information, adult education courses, assistance for new Americans, CDs, DVDs and much more…The library card is the smartest card in your wallet. Sign up for yours today.” Join us for A Taste of Italy spaghetti dinner and silent auc-

tion at the Moose Lodge on Hwy. 70 on Sept. 19, from 5 until 7 p.m. We will have many exciting items and experiences for you to bid on. Advance tickets are $6; $7 at the door. No charge for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Burnett Community Library or from any Friends of the Library or building fund committee member. This event is sponsored by Moose Lodge 1194, Friends of the Library and the building fund committee, all in support of the Burnett Community Library. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to the library building fund. By Sept. 30, our new Burnett Community Library Web page will be up and running. It will be user-friendly and we hope you will visit it often.

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Frederic Senior Center Spades was played on Aug. 24, with the following winners: Holly Stonesifer in first place, Dorothy Cronquist in second place, Hazel Hoffman in third place and Shirley Sandquist in fourth place. Whist is played on Tuesdays. Wednesday Pokeno is played at 1 p.m. Thursday 500 cards was played at 6:30 p.m., with the following winners: Liz Ruhn in first place, Tim Abrahamzon in second place, David Peterson in third place and Carmen Marek in fourth place. Friday was the executive meeting at 9:30 a.m. with Pokeno played at 1 p.m. Saturday a light luncheon with cards to follow and either Bingo or Pokeno. We will celebrate our September birthdays and potluck dinner on Saturday, Sept. 4. The following September birthdays will be celebrated: Ardyce Knauber, Sept. 30; Carmen Marek, Sept. 27; Edwin Ruhn, Sept. 23; Liz Ruhn, Sept. 25. Monday, Sept. 6, is our annual Labor Day potluck. We are being treated to a fish fry at noon. Spades will be played at 1 p.m. at the regular Monday time. Join us for this enjoyable time as we get into the fall season. Wisconsin seniors should be very happy to know that the SeniorCare we are served by is good through Dec. 31, 2012.

Ardyce Knauber

The current program served over 86,000 Wisconsin seniors. Wisconsin SeniorCare is the only program of its kind left in the U.S. that offers state residents an alternative to Medicare Part D. All the good things in life are still yours to enjoy. Laughs, hugs and good hair days, blue skies, great friends and happy memories. Stop into the center and join us for some happy days.

SCRMC Employee of the Month St. Croix Regional Medical Center congratulates Karen Loney, who has been chosen employee of the month for September 2009. Loney is an insurance billing specialist at St. Croix Regional Medical Center. – Photo submitted

Batza/Utley Stacey Batza and Brett Utley are pleased to announce their engagement. Stacey is the daughter of Richard and Marie Batza of Seymour, Conn., and Brett is the son of John and Diane Utley of Frederic. Stacey has a bachelor’s degree in health and applied science from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the College of St. Catherine. She is a critical care nurse at the University of Minnesota – Fairview Hospital. Brett has a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Minnesota and is a critical care nurse at the University of Minnesota – Fairview Hospital. An Oct. 10 wedding at St. Mary’s Parish in Longmeadow, Mass., is planned. - submitted


Siren Bev Beckmark

Brr! How did you all like the temps this past week in the early morning? Sunday at our house at 6:30 a.m. it was 39 degrees, better than the temps in International Falls, Minn., where both my sisters, Betty Michkota and Peggy Frykman, encountered frost Sunday morning. Guess Old Mother Nature is telling us that summer is over. Jack Frost is in the wings and soon after that we can expect to see Old Man Winter and his bag of snowflakes. The North Memorial Ambulance EMT classes will be starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Siren area. If you are interested in this class and wish to register you can call 800-243-9482, ext. 4202. The Siren Methodist men’s group will be selling brats, hot dogs and beverages on Friday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. until ? Art and Bev Beckmark spent Thursday evening visiting Art’s aunt Violet Beckmark. This year’s wild rice powwow, in my opinion, was one of the best powwows ever. The dancers really outdid themselves and the feast was awesome. Sympathy to the family of Charles J. Freeberg who passed away Aug. 22. The men’s group of the Siren Methodist Church will resume their chorus practices on Friday evenings so if you’re in the group, mark it on your calendar. The Siren Bethany Lutheran Church will be holding their preschool open house on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. For more info call Mary Yambrick at 715-349-5660. Peggy Strabel out on Waldora Road enjoyed visiting with Mary Dahlsveen on Saturday afternoon. It’s here, the big one, the one and only Siren Lions humongous Labor Day yard sale at the Siren Crooked Lake Park. If there is anything you could possibly want or need, I’ll bet you could find it at this yard sale. It was good to see and visit with Bill and Rose Wilson in church last Sunday. We sure miss them since they moved to the Spooner area.

Fran Krause


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On Tuesday the Harmony H.C.E club treated the residents of Cedarwood Manor to a picnic lunch, which was enjoyed by all. Reeny Nienstadt and Sharon Panek drove to North Branch, Minn., Wednesday to visit a high school classmate. Natalie and Bud Flagstad, Lexi, Brianna and Brendon attended the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday. Jackie and Ray Lees, Apache Junction, Ariz., spent Monday through Wednesday with Jack and Jeri Witzany. They met Jeri’s cousin for lunch at Tobies in Hinckley Wednesday. Patty and Mike Kringen, Alex and David spent the weekend with the Witzanys. On Saturday night Jack attended his 50th class reunion at Ike Walton Lodge. Sunday evening Elaine Paulus and Betty Kulbeck treated them to supper at Yellow River Eatery. Bob and Jane and Rick and Judy Witzany also attended. Orange 4-H’ers and some area adults exhibited at the Grantsburg Fair. Our 4-H’ers and H.C.E. booths received blue ribbons. Circle your calendar for the annual Orange Cemetery Association meeting on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Orange Community Center.


TOWN TALK/COUNTRY CHATTER Hi, everybody! Blacky here from Humane Society of Burnett County. I had a sidekick with me last week when I went to visit my friends at the shelter: my brother. He had to go to the vet that morning, so he just rode along with afterward. He had to go in because he almost poked his eye out chasing a tree rat through the brush. Mom didn’t know if there was anything stuck in it or not because every time she tried to check, he squeezed his eye shut so tight Mom said it was worse than trying to pry open a clam shell. He didn’t have anything in there, but he did scrape his eyeball. It was cool - the vet put some eye stain in his eye so he could see what the damage was. I always thought an eye stain was something I left on a plate of food after staring at it a long time, but I guess that’s a whole other thing. Anyway, when my brother came out of the vet’s office, I thought he got transformed into a monster or something because his eye was a bright, glowing green. He’s still his hole-digging self, but he didn’t want to scare anyone at the shelter that day and waited out in our fort on wheels while I went in to see my friends and meet the newcomers. I only met one new dog, one new cat, and I learned that a couple of my friends were going home. Yay! Kittens Pansy and Olive were getting ready to leave, and so was my buddy, Stoney. He was pretty tickled, but then again, he has always been an upbeat and happy dog. Wiskers is a stray kitten who was brought in. She is a domestic medium-hair with black fur and some white on her chest. She’s pretty cute, but I wrinkled my nose a bit when I saw her use her litterbox as her bed. I suppose, though, if you live in a small apartment, most of your stuff is dual purpose. She’ll have more room once she completes her seven days in the isolation area. That’s where the new ones have to stay until they pass all their health screenings and get rid of any bugs or worms they might’ve brought in with them. Devon is the new dog that came in, and he arrived with an army of fleas. He was picked up near Danbury, and he did indeed have a microchip. The bad news is that when the shelter staff called to find out where he belonged, it was discovDevon ered his own-

Baby is a 6-yearold, declawed, spayed female. She has a satin soft grey and peach coat with long hair and mossgreen eyes. Baby was surrendered to the shelter when a 2year-old child in the household developed allergies. Baby had lived in harmony with small children. She is playful and friendly and loves to be brushed. Baby greeted her adult guardian each day when she came home from work. They discussed the day and enjoyed the evening together. Baby is good company with other cats, but has had a bad experience with a dog and tends to ignore them. She will warm your lap or the cushion next to you, your choice. This friendly gal would make a great companion in most any home. The Polk County Fair has come and gone. Once again volunteer Kirsten Hassel held down the fort at the shelter booth and did a fine job explaining policies, offering advice and information, and selling pet products. The fair is a great place to get the word out about the shelter and let people know that we are here to take care of animals in Polk County and how to get in touch. Gratitude is extended to everyone who donated to our shelter and animals. Our cat adoption room is full of nice kitties. Ralph and Riley have been at our shelter since July 9. They are orange and buff tabby brothers with spunk, and they enjoy shenanigans. With an entire house to prowl, I imagine they will slow down some and take in the quiet. Wilma is the wild child in her

ers had moved and never updated his info. Devon is a young collie and Lab mix, by the looks of him, and he’s kind of a combination of white and yellow. According to the microchip folks, Devon’s original name was Sampson, but I don’t think that suits him. You’d think a Sampson would be burly, but this guy is tall and long and long legs, long YAPpenings lean: frame and even a long nose. I’m putting his picture in this week so you can have a look at him yourself. I hope he gets reunited with his owners soon. If not, he will be available for adoption along with my other friends. You might think that because I’m only telling you about one new dog and one new cat this week that things are slow at the shelter. That’s not so. I can’t believe how the phone rings off the hook in the office. In a way, that is good, because people are calling in either to report their animal missing or tell us that they have found a stray. There are a lot of success stories that I could tell you about people who are reunited with their pets because they turned to the humane society for help. If you find you have a few extra hours on your hands, now that summer’s winding down, why don’t you consider volunteering at the shelter office? It’s a busy place, and you would be helping my furry pals as well as the shelter staff. The shelter’s Animal Walk is approaching quickly. If you haven’t heard, the shelter is having a fundrasier walk during Siren’s Harvest Fest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26. The walk begins at 1 p.m. and is about a mile in length. You can walk, or you can sponsor someone else who is walking in order to raise funds for the shelter. Registration to walk is $15; if you pledge a walker, it is whatever you want to contribute. You can visit the shelter’s Web site for details, or to register (click on Animal Walk on the main page), or you may call the shelter if you don’t have the Internet. Well, that just about does it for the news. I’ve learned two things this week, and I hope you did too: If you microchip your pet and then move, don’t forget to update his chip info (your vet, or shelter, or wherever you had the chip implanted can help you do this); and, also, don’t run through the woods full bore with your eyes wide open - you might get hurt! Take care, everyone, and I’ll see you here next week. HSBC is saving lives, one at a time., 715-866-4096.

Blacky Shelter

Married Kahl/Viebrock Pastor Wayne Deloach officiated a wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 22, at 3 p.m., when Venessa Kahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kahl of St. Croix Falls, became the bride of Timothy Viebrock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Viebrock of Osceola. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a white, strapless, floor-length gown with a midlength veil, and carried a bouquet of calla lilies, lilies and white roses. A selection of nuptial music was played by Stephanie Schmidt, friend of the bride. Mike Reich, friend of the bride, sang “I Deale” in Italian. Elizabeth Koch, cousin of the bride and maid of honor, as well as bridesmaids Lisa Spengler, friend of the bride, Jessica Olson, sister of the groom, Jessica Wegner, friend of the bride and Angie Springer, friend of the bride, all wore strapless, floor-length, fern-colored dresses and carried bouquets of white calla lilies, lilies and roses. Elise Viebrock, niece of the groom and Luke Neuman, nephew of the groom, acted as flower girl and ring bearer. Dustin Wegner, friend of the groom, acted as the groom’s best man. Jason Waalen, friend of the groom, Mike Viebrock, brother of the groom, Kevin Farnham, friend of the groom, and Brandon Kahl, brother of the bride, were the groom’s attendants. They

were all attired in black suits. Ushers were Chris Viebrock, brother of the groom, Pete Viebrock, brother of the groom and Erin Dunnom, brother-in-law of the groom. A reception and dance were held at the Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stein residence, Triple Glen Farms, in Shafer, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Viebrock will make their home in Osceola. - submitted

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Labor Day, Fur Trade Style While Labor Day has become a holiday featuring time off and recreational pursuits, the “labor” part of the equation will be on display this weekend at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. In the early 1800s, autumn marked the beginning of the seasonal fur trade cycle. The voyageurs, clerks, and traders were en route inland from their supply stations (Grand Portage/Fort William) on Lake Superior’s northwest coast, where they received new allotments of trade goods, forwarded via canoe all the way from Montreal. Those coming into the Folle Avoine district south of the lake would canoe upstream on the Brule River, to the height of land (near modern-day Solon Springs) where a portage would take them to the headwaters of the St. Croix River. Meeting with groups of Ojibwe Indians en route, the groups would decide on the locations from which to base their winter trading activities. Upon arrival in the area, log buildings needed to be built or repaired (most were unused in the summer—the trading parties left in the spring for their trek northward with the furs they’d garnered the previous winter). Food had to be procured, most of it from the Indians—wild rice, game, fish, etc. Other tasks in preparation for winter—making snowshoes, fashioning toboggans, and a slew of other tasks—were undertaken. Some of that labor will be in evidence at Forts Folle

Avoine this Saturday and Sund a y , Folle supplementing the usual tours Avoine provided in the Chronicles t r a d i n g post/Indian vilWoodswhimsy lage area. Thanks to the Friends of the gnome the Folle Avoine Trading Posts, a new auxiliary organization, several other activities will be scheduled this weekend, illustrating a small portion of the sorts of labor-intensive activities of the fall (or any) season. These will be highlighted by demonstrations involving the use of cattails (not to worry—these cattails refer to the wetlands plant, not the furry pets humans adopt) , birch bark, bread baking, and associated endeavors. The cattail-making will demonstrate the process of turning the raw material of the plant into needed items such as liners for wigwam walls, mats and stuffing for bedding and moccasins, plus a variety of other uses. In addition, the art of makuk (basket) making using birch bark will be demonstrated by Mary Vanderpoel, who learned the craft from her mother and has been crafting objects from bark for decades. Both

of these activities will be occuring on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Al Johnson will be demonstrating the art of bread baking via his recently constructed wood-fired outdoor clay oven. While the baking is ongoing during the day, Johnson advises anyone wanting to view the entire process, from prep to finished product, to be on hand at the visitors center by 10 a.m. Sunday will be highlighted by the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast, commencing at 8 a.m., continuing till 12:30. Also, at noon, historian Linda Bryant will present a talk at the visitors center about her research on the Yellow Lake Protestant Mission of the 1830s, highlighting the people who lived there and its role in the area’s history. While the weekend closes out the regular tourist season at Forts Folle Avoine, there are still lots of big times coming. School visits will commence in September, and a lavish dinner/entertainment (fur trade style! – bagpipe/fiddle music, toasts, stories, etc.) will be held Oct. 10, and the annual Christmas at the Fort observance in December. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is located on CTH U in Burnett County’s Yellow Lakes area, three miles east of Hwy. 35 north of Webster. Tours of the historic forts/Indian area are available Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Sunday’s pancake breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Signed, Woodswhimsy

Businesses support the arts in Burnett County by Hattie Landers BURNETT COUNTY - Eleven Burnett County businesses are showing their support for the arts in Northwest Wisconsin by becoming “patron” members of the Burnett Area Arts Group. Patrons contribute $50 and receive a framed print of an original watercolor, “Leaf,” by local artist Kathy Swingle, to display in their business. They receive additional visibility by having their businesses listed on a poster in the North Wind Arts Gallery on Hwy. 35/70 just north of Siren. Two patron members are from Grantsburg: Village Floral & Gifts and Wild River Outfitters; five are from Siren: Yah Butz, Syren General Store, Jenneman’s Hard-

Kevin and Louanne Jenneman of Jenneman’s Hardware Hank in Siren show off the original artwork they received in appreciation for their patron membership in the Burnett Area Arts Group.

Karen Howe, owner of the Syren General Store in Siren, joined the Burnett Area Arts Group as a patron member. – Photos by Hattie Landers

ware Hank, Adventures Restaurant and North Wind Arts. Webster has two patrons in Nexen Group and Black & Orange/Webster Motel, and Danbury’s Wild Waters Sports Bar & Restaurant also signed up. “I like the idea of supporting the arts – it’s a growing business,” said Don Conroy, Nexen’s operations manager.

The newest patron is Rochelle Taylor, owner of Avion Accounting in Siren. She volunteered with BAAG for the recent Burnett Arts Festival and said she was motivated and impressed by the event that featured an exhibit by the late Siren artist Jens Rasmussen. “I expected maybe 500 to 750 attendees,” she remarked. “By the end of the day it was almost 2,000 – that was earth shattering. It showed me that the arts are alive and well and need support.” The funds raised by patron memberships are used to help bring the arts and the community together. “That is a major part of our mission,” said Harriet Rice, BAAG president. “The arts are vitally important to the economy of this region and are part of the ‘creative economy’ of Wisconsin. We saw this demonstrated in no small measure at the Aug. 1 Burnett Arts Festival. Patron memberships helped fund that event.” She continued, “It proved to us that both permanent and seasonal residents of Burnett County are not only interested in the arts, but are also hungry for events that showcase local talent. The written response by one guest on a feedback survey represents the most common reaction: ‘There’s a lot of hidden talent in the woods!’” The hub of arts activity is North Wind Arts, where Rasmussen prints are on display in the gallery and are available for sale, as are 2010 Rasmussen art calendars. The drawing for the Jens Rasmussen print that was on display at the Burnett Arts Festival is scheduled for Labor Day, Sept. 5. There is still time to purchase tickets, says Jenny Goalen, North Wind Arts owner. The BAAG meets monthly on the first Monday (unless it’s a holiday). Upcoming activities include participation in Siren’s Harvest Fest, Sept. 25-26, and a celebration of the holiday season with its annual Christmas in a BAAG open house on Sat., Dec.5. For additional information, visit or call 715-349-8448.

Webster library offers "2 for 1" Nexen Group, Inc. makes challenge pledge WEBSTER - Thanks to a challenge grant from the Nexen Group, Inc. in Webster, every dollar contributed to the Burnett Communty Library fundraising effort between now and the end of December will be matched by an equal contribution from Nexen, up to $50,000. According to Laura Rachford, president of the library board, when the library grew to the point where it needed to expand space and services, plans were drawn up to remodel the library’s present building. The fundraising for that remodeling was begun, but progress was slow. But then Terry Larsen of Larsen Automotive offered the land and building of his former business in Webster as the site for a new library building, and those original plans changed. Now the Larsen building will undergo extensive renovation to create a modern library building, a true community center. With those new plans the fundraising began to gather momentum. Within a few months enough grants,

pledges and gifts came in to put the project within $400,000 of its one-million-plus goal. And then Nexen made their offer. They pledged to match all contributions given before the end of the year, up to a total of $50,000. “That means we could receive as much as $100,000, 25 percent of what we still need,” said Rachford. But for Rachford and the library board, there is more than just a building at stake in this fundraising effort. “If we can fulfill our dream,” she said, “we will help grow the community. Better libraries build better communities.” Rachford explained that the new library would become a true center point in the community with expanded holdings, special areas for different ages and needs, a more user-friendly atmosphere, green technologies that would cut operating costs and serve as a model for other building construction, extended hours of service, work for local contractors, business for local merchants, and even an opportunity for local high school art students to display their talents. “We plan to invite the art departments in our Webster and Siren schools to create murals for the building centered on particular themes,” she said.

But even with all of this extensive planning, Rachford said that the greater Burnett community still has to begin to see the possibilities. “I’ve met all kinds of people,” she said, “who can’t understand why we haven’t just moved all our books into that building right now.” She explained that a great deal of renovation must take place before the building becomes a library. “For example, we need to rebuild the floor so that it’s all one level rather than three different levels, and we have to close off the pits used by the auto mechanics to get under cars to service them,” she added. So the fundraising effort will now become more intensive. A fundraising dinner combined with a silent auction is slated for Sept. 19. An appeal will be made to local businesses for donations ranging from cash grants to contributions of materials free or at cost. And the people of the community will be asked to contribute as they can. “Every contribution helps,” said Rachford. “Even a dollar will help because now with the Nexen challenge, every dollar given will become $2 given, and all that adds up.” And for the sake of the community, Rachford hopes all that will add up by the end of this year. - submitted


Festival’s Featured Artist Joshua Busick ST. CROIX FALLS – Though Josh Busick comes to Festival Theatre from Minneapolis, Minn., this multitalented artist hails from Missouri, where he earned an associate degree in visual art from State Fair Community College in Sedalia and a Bachelor of Arts in performance studies (minor in creative writing) from Missouri State University in Springfield. Busick graduated magna cum laude. “Josh has become a part of the Festival Theatre family,” said Danette Olsen, executive director at Festival Theatre. “He’s imaginative, skilled and patient – just the things we value most in our arts-education programming and as an actor within our main-stage series. He’s a joy to watch perform and such a great guy offstage. We are so pleased that Festival is one of Josh’s artistic homes.” Busick’s training as an artist has included the study of acting, filmmaking, directing, painting and instrumusic (guitar and tuba). mental A wide range of production credits shows Busick’s versatility: he’s played roles in “Joe & Stew’s Theatre of Brotherly Love,” “Naomi in the Living Room,” “Lobster Alice” and “Botticelli.” He has produced one-act play showcases, founded a college fine art society, and managed an art and music venue. In addi-

Josh Busick (R) as Dr. Einstein in the 2008 Festival Theatre production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” – Photo submitted

tion, he has written, produced and directed several short films and been honored many times over for his work as an actor and a visual artist. In his Festival Theatre acting last season, Busick used his physical comedy to an extreme in the role of Sukeroku, the cowardly samurai warrior. Just a few weeks later, he one-upped himself as Dr. Einstein in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Now, audiences will see him serve his art form once again as a teaching artist within the cast of “The Wind in the Willows,” where he plays three different roles and mentors the 24 youth who make up the rest of the cast. “I am delighted to be part of an arts-education program that places kids at the center of the creative process. No matter how high you set the bar, these kids exceed it every time! My wife, Lynette, and I had our first baby in February and my experiences with Festival Theatre’s Creativity Camp and Family and Youth Theatre project have been totally eye-opening with regard to process-based arts education. I am relishing the opportunity to introduce Addie to these awesome strategies as she grows up.” Audiences can enjoy Busick’s talent during the run of “The Wind in the Willows,” which opens on Sept. 10, for just eight public performances through Sept. 19. – submitted

Cast prepares for "The Wind in the Willows"

Interstate Park news Friday, Sept. 4 Family Fun: All About Owls, 2 p.m., at Camp Interstate. Meet naturalist Barb Walker and Aztec – a live owl – then bring home a make-and-take Owl-On-A-Stick. Everyone is welcome. Fun for the entire family. Saturday, Sept. 5 Catch and Tag a Monarch Butterfly, 1 to 3 p.m., starting at the Ice Age Center. Monarch butterflies begin their migration to Mexico in late summer. Meet at the Ice Age Center for a short discussion on the monarch butterfly and a demonstration of how to tag them by Randy Korb, local naturalist. Participants will then drive to nearby fields to net and carefully apply numbered wing tags to the monarchs. The fee is $3 for Friends of Interstate Park and $5 for nonmembers. For registration and more information call Interstate Park at 715-4833747. Molten Lava and Melted Ice, 4 p.m., at the Pothole Trail sign. Join naturalist Barb Walker for a relaxing hike around the Pothole Trail and learn about the gee-whiz geology of Interstate Park. The Secrets of Eagle Peak, 7 p.m., at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp. Join the naturalist for a hike up the trail to learn the secrets of the peak and see a beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley. Sunday, Sept. 6 Snakes and Lizards of Wisconsin, 2 p.m., at the Amphitheater on the back side of the beach parking lot. Stop by and visit with the naturalist to learn more about some of the most fascinating and feared creatures on earth. You will also have the opportunity to meet two live snakes. If the River Could Talk … 4 p.m., at the Summit Rock Trail sign. Join Walker and hear some of the fascinating history of the St. Croix River Valley on this scenic hike to the summit. Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night, 7 p.m., at the Ice Age Center. Owls are among the most successful predators of the night because of their wonderful adaptations. Learn all about them with Walker and enjoy a close encounter with Aztec, her South American spectacled owl. Monday, Sept. 7 – Labor Day Hiking the Ice Age Trail, 10 a.m., at the Pothole Trail sign. The Pothole Trail is the western terminus of the 1,200-mile-long Ice Age National Scenic Trail that spans the state of Wisconsin. Join the naturalist and learn about the unique geology of Interstate Park, a unit of the Ice Age National Scenic Reserve. Watchable Wildlife Around Lake O’ the Dalles, 1 p.m., on the lake side of the Beach House. Go with naturalist Barb Walker for a one-mile hike around Lake O’ the Dalles. Discover what makes the lake unique and watch for signs of wildlife that live there. Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, on Hwy. 35, just one-half mile south of Hwy. 8. For more information call Fox or Walker at 715-483-3747.

ST. CROIX FALLS - Rehearsals are nearing the finish line this week at Festival Theatre where a cast of 24 local youth is preparing for the next Youth and Family Theatre production. “The Wind in the Willows,” directed by Bill Perron, opens on Sept. 10 with a two-weekend run for the general public. The show is part of Festival’s new arts education initiative and includes three morning matinees open to schools and home-school families starting Tuesday, Sept. 15. The script being used by Festival was adapted from the classic children’s story by Kenneth Grahame and focuses on the motorcar obsession of the wealthy Mr. Toad, a proud and somewhat arrogant landowner. There is just one problem: Toad’s a terribly reckless driver and when his passion for driving threatens harm to himself and others, his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger plan an intervention. Just when Toad’s loyal friends think they have convinced him to give up motorcars forever, he is jailed for stealing a fancy roadster. To make matters worse, a wily band of weasels takes advantage of Toad’s prison sentence and secure Toad Hall, making it their own. The roles of Toad, Badger, Rat, and Mole are played by Jasper Herman, Taylors Falls; Will Kjeer, Scandia; Elizabeth Hutchens, Star Prairie, and Olivia Peer, Dresser; respectively. “These four youth range in age from nine to twelve. The rest of the cast ranges up to age 15 along with a professional actor, Josh Busick (Minneapolis), serving as our guest artist again, so it’s really a rich experience for the actors and production team,” said Amy Klein, arts education director at Festival. Festival Theatre audiences came to know and love the onstage charisma of Josh Busick last season when he played the cowardly samurai in “Ama and the White Crane” and the somewhat evil, yet confused Dr. Einstein in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” “Our weasels are being played by Noah Neault, Centuria; Regan Grimm, Amery; Henry Klein, St. Croix Falls; Hannah Hazzard, Osceola; Emma Wondra, St. Croix Falls; and Brita Gallagher, Dresser,” said Shawn Boyd, production manager, “and this funny twist in the story has been a ton of fun for the actors.” The Youth and Family Theatre project is only in its second year of existence at Festival Theatre. As a key piece of Festival’s arts education program, the staff holds some very high ideals for arts learning and in this production

The Weasels capture Portly Otter in Festival Theatre’s production of “The Wind in the Willows” opening Sept. 10 in St. Croix Falls: (Clockwise from lower left) Brita Gallagher, Hannah Hazzard, Noah Neault, Jeremiah Peer, Henry Klein, Regan Grimm and Emma Wondra. - Special photo the cast has been introduced to the use of British dialect and will experience the use of makeup design in creating the woodland creatures so dear to Kenneth Grahame. Public performances of “The Wind in the Willows” begin Thursday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. and run through Sept. 19. Single tickets are $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for youth. A limited number of matinees are available to school groups for field trips and reward days. A curriculum resource packet has been developed by the Arts Education department at Festival Theatre – the focus is character education. To learn more about opportunities for school groups, call Amy Klein at 715-483-3387, check the Web site at or e-mail to boxoffice - submitted

Duathlon comes to town OSCEOLA – Athletes wishing to participate in the third-annual Osceola Duathlon can get training help through a duathlon preride clinic Saturday, Sept. 19. This clinic will take athletes on a trial ride of the 22-mile segment of the duathlon. Also part of the clinic will be hands-on instruction on transitions between the biking and running segments, and questions and answers and last-minute tips for the contest. The third-annual duathlon, sponsored by The RiverBank, Osceola Medical Center and Wild River Fitness, is Oct. 11, at Oakey Park in Osceola. During the contest, participants will run three miles, bike 22 miles and run another mile along the scenic roads around Osceola. It starts, transitions and stops in Oakey Park. Competition begins with a Kids Duathlon the day be-

fore, Oct. 10, also at the park. Children participate in races broken down by age groups and distances, such as a 50-foot, 500-foot, 50-foot race for 4-year-olds to a half-mile, one-mile, half-mile race for 12-year-olds. The duathlon “is geared for those people who are familiar with triathlons but are unsure about competing in them,” according to Sally Williamson, clinic presenter and physical therapist at Osceola Medical Center. “A duathlon provides a more comfortable and attainable venue for them,” she said. The preride clinic will be led by Mike Colaizy of Osceola, a National Age Group Triathlon Champion and former Ironman Triathlon competitor. Those interested can meet at Oakey Park at 8 a.m. More information and registration forms about the duathlon are available on;

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Gracie Gerber had fun giving out free flying discs during the Grantsburg fair parade last Saturday. Gerber is the daughter of Ted and Kelly Gerber, owners of Community Bank in Grantsburg, who supplied the flying discs.

The Luck royalty kept smiling despite some shivering during Saturday’s fair parade in Grantsburg. Some of the girls were rethinking wearing shorts for their ride when the cool weather turned really cold during the afternoon event.

Miss Grantsburg Carissa Skifstad was having a good time giving out treats high atop the Grantsburg float during the fair parade Saturday afternoon.

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Members of the Grantsburg High School band broke formation during Saturday’s fair parade to greet the crowd along the parade route. Band director Andrew Schulz said the students came up with the idea of shaking hands with the crowd last year and first tried it at the Christmas City of the North Parade in Duluth, Minn. “It is a way for us to go out into the crowd and thank people who have come out for the parade. Even though we can’t give out candy, we still want to thank them for coming out and supporting us,” said Schulz.

A trail of tractors traveled through town during the Grantsburg fair parade last Saturday, Aug. 29. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer



Bobbie Nerby let her son Carter Nerby and his friend Derrick Helene do the driving when they took a ride at the Grantsburg fair last Saturday.

“Even when you’re a busy carnival worker you have to take time for your birthday!” said Earl’s Rides worker, Niki Neuber. Neuber celebrated her 23rd birthday on the job at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair last weekend but took time out to do a bit of birthday celebrating, passing out cake to Zach Earl and other co-workers. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

The root-beer stand was a cold and lonely place last Saturday night at the Grantsburg fair. As the temperature went down so did business. This vendor put up his hood as he waited for customers but he might have done better if he’d been serving hot chocolate rather than cold root beer.

Mike Swenson laughed as his 3-month-old son, Andrew Michael, snoozed through his first Grantsburg fair visit.

Thirteen-year-old Whitney Oachs had no trouble at all singing the Dixie Chicks tune, “There’s Your Trouble” at the talent contest held last Sunday afternoon at the Grantsburg fair.

Trent Stellrecht looked over his award-winning spuds on display at the Grantsburg fair last weekend. The 11-year-old, These veggies were picked and then prized at “I found one!” was what the expression on 2who won first place for his red potatoes, said he’s been the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair year-old Colton Quimby’s face said as he dug in growing veggies with his family for six years. held last weekend at the Grantsburg fair- the sawdust pile at the Grantsburg fair Sunday grounds. afternoon.



This bunch of bunnies kept Nicole Dalsveen, Ruthie Paquette, Julie Dalsveen, Michelle Dalsveen and Melanie Paquette hopping at the Grantsburg fair last weekend. John Belland checked his 1977 Ford Courier before the Grantsburg Fair Demo Derby last Friday evening. Belland, who has been competing in demo derbies for seven years, has won first place at the Webster Fair Demo Derby and second place at Grantsburg in past years. Belland hoped to take a first place at Friday night’s derby.

“Look, the cow’s eating!” Two-year-old McKenzie Shires pointed out the cow’s appetite for hay to passersby when she and her mom visited the livestock building at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair last weekend.

Trying out her twohanded milking technique, Mikayla Jensen saw if she could get some milk from one of Glover goats at the Grantsburg fair last weekend. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer Getting their goats in line was serious business for these girls as they readied them for the judge at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair last Saturday.

Brent Braunshweig was all smiles as he went spinning through the air at the fair last weekend in Grantsburg.

John Schneider Jr. won Grand Champion in the 4-H Junior Division for his feather painting of an elk at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair last weekend. Schneider learned the unique technique of painting on feathers from artist Linda Wood at CoyKaylea Nelson posed with Reba after winning land Creek’s Youth In The Outdoors event. Youth In The Outdoors first place in Junior Beef Showmanship at the is a great event where young people learn a variety of ways to ap- Grantsburg fair last weekend. This was Nelson’s preciate the outdoors. first year entering, and she came up a big winner.

Fair food is what drew many folks to the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair last weekend. The colorful signs atop concession stands beckoned hungry fair-goers to come and get a tasty treat.



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Maria Oachs showed her horse Simon the award they won at the Burnett County Ag. Society Fair Showdeo last Thursday evening.

Rod Hopkins was a very proud great-grandfather when he and his great-granddaughter, Caitlynn Hopkins, both competed in the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair Showdeo held on Aug. 27, at the Grantsburg fairgrounds. – Photos by Priscilla Bauer

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J.D. Glover slices some “cookies” during the fastest-chainsaw competition at the Burnett County Agricultural Fair last Sunday, Aug. 30. Glover won in three classes with his saws. Entrants each made three cuts with the combined fastest time determining the winner. – Photo by Priscilla Bauer

Under 50cc First place: J.D. Glover, Dolmar 420 Second place: Neal “Bean” Schaible, Stihl 170

66-72cc First place: Brent Roufs, Stihl 044 Second place: J.D. Glover, Jonsered 2171

50-55cc First place: J.D. Glover, Dolmar 5100 Second place: Burt Wilcox, Jonsered 50

73-89cc First place: J.D. Glover, Dolmar 7900 Second place: Wes Wilcox, Jonsered 920

Shelly Braun and her horse rounded a barrel during the 56-65cc fair showdeo at the Grantsburg fairgrounds last Thursday First place: Jon Glover, Jonsered 2156 evening. Second place: Chris Olson, Jonsered 2063

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90-100cc First place: J.D. Glover, Stihl 066 Second place: Neal “Bean” Schaible, Husqvarna 390

Emily Stiemann (left) and Allie Webster of the Wood Creek 4-H Club showcase their high-energy moves.

Whitney Oachs sang “Take Me Away” in the open teen division.

Jaden Cook of the Jolly H’s 4-H Club entertained the crowd with a song on the keyboard. – Photos submitted


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Lutherans embrace homosexual ministers Luther rolling over Martin Luther may be rolling over in his grave after 463 years of lying still. In the year of our Lord 1546, he nailed his world-changing 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. On that awesome Halloween Day, he never contemplated a possible 96th thesis: Homosexual ministers in Lutheran pulpits. But that was what his followers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America did contemplate and did vote on in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 21, 2009. The vote The victory tally on the social statement of Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust, which allowed practicing gay and lesbian ministers in a “committed relationship” in the pulpit was: 549 to 451. Oddly it was a secret ballot. Clearly it was a close-majority vote representing 4.8 million ELCA members, though it did not represent a super majority. Regardless, the final outcome of joy and sorrow was felt on par with the Reformation itself. The effects of this theological shift cannot be underestimated–from both points of view. Never before, since Luther initiated needed change in the church, has such a controversial change occurred. Explosion It is as if a bomb exploded in this church’s mighty fortress. Either the shock waves will tear the walls apart, or the mighty bulwark will stand and endure. God only knows. But for now, mortal Lutherans, and Christians all over the world, are asking the existential question: What do I do now? The answer falls on which side of the fence you stand. On either side feelings run deep. Even for fence sitters, this is no easy matter. But in the end, you must decide. For as Luther said: We are “bound by conscience” to do so. Eight years coming For the past eight years, the ELCA has been praying and pouring over theological and social arguments of human sexuality. No close vote will close this matter soon. But for now, it is profitable for the faithful to understand the reality in the lives of those who sit in different pews. Consideration does not mandate acceptance. But

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for Christians they are mandated to love one another—and even try to honestly understand one another. In essence, here are the arguments pro and con to prayerfully consider.

The argument for… “Yes, I’m a lesbian,” said Pastor Cindy Crane, former pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire and a member of Goodsoil, a grassroots organization recognizing the family life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ministers. Today as a Christ-called, ordained clergy she sometimes preaches the gospel and celebrates the holy eucharist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madison.

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Gospel today “The Gospel speaks to our lives today and is not written in stone, but rather in our hearts,” reminded Pastor Linda Rozumalski, of West Denmark Lutheran Church near Luck. Pastor Rozumalski was a voting clergy member at the national assembly. Yes, “we are guided by Holy Scripture,” she affirmed. “But the scriptures...overall speak of God’s grace and love and forgiveness.” Some people say the ELCA vote is going against Scripture in embracing same-sex ministers. But “Jesus routinely broke the law of Jewish Scripture to bring in grace and mercy and compassion,” she said. Right thing As a responsible voting member, “I was convinced that this was the right thing to do.” And now the door is more widely open. “I know gay individuals who would make wonderful pastors,” she said. And “I’m hoping that people will not just react to this in sort of an explosive kind of way,” she said. “I’m hoping that they will prayerfully consider it and continue in dialogue with the church.”

The altar “The dividing line was really the altar,” said Pastor Crane. “There were some churches that were OK with a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person preaching … but I’d say that the real line for discrimination was the altar.” The question is, if God sends a same-sex minister to the altar, then who among his people should reject his will? And is that rejection based on an old, cultural view of same-sex ministers, like that once held by some Christians for people of color? When the Bible writers spoke about any issue, including homosexuality, Christians should read it in a historical context. Like when St. Paul addressed a negative aspect of homosexuality.

The case against… “It is impossible to imagine…how (Luther) a reformer would have reacted to a church endorsing homosexual practices,” declared Dr. Robert Gagnon, a New Testament scholar at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of “The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.” “It’s off the charts!” Neither Luther nor Jesus ever spoke directly about homosexuality, only about God’s intent for human sexuality. Because, “It would have been absurd for Jesus to have walked around in firstcentury Palestine and saying: Men stop having sex with men and women stop having sex with women,” noted Dr. Gagnon. “They would have looked at him like he’s nuts.”

Healthy homosexuality When the apostle wrote about homosexuality, they were not “examples of committed, same-sex couples … he was probably speaking about promiscuity … about abusive behavior,” Pastor Crane clarified. But for some reason, that abusive example “all got lumped into the contemporary word homosexuality” for today, she said. Most assuredly, if Paul met ministers like Pastor Crane, and other fine homosexual Christians like doctors, teachers and soldiers, he would write a more complete view of these respected Christians.

Homosexual gentiles The consideration of homosexuality comes when, “Paul takes the gospel out to gentile communities,” Dr. Gagnon said, who was also a guest speaker at the assembly. And out there Paul never condones this lifestyle. In fact, he says those that commit such “unrighteous” acts will not “inherit the kingdom of God,” (I Cor. 6:9). God created us male and female. There is no evidence of a third creation. “No one is born gay,” said Dr. Gagnon. “There’s been no scientific evidence for that kind of radical, extreme claim.”

The scriptural evidence is overwhelming, regarding homosexual behavior. “Anyone can say anything about the Bible. But saying the Holy Spirit is promoting a work that runs 180 degrees diametrically opposite to the view of Scripture ... I say you’re kidding yourself.” But it’s no joking matter. Tectonic shift “This is a tectonic shift in the foundational theological principles by which our church operates,” said the Rev. Dr. Roy Harrisville III, of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. “This (vote) represents a serious departure from not just what Lutherans are taught, but what the catholic church has taught for 2,000 years,” Dr. Harrisville said. And after two millennium, Dr. Harrisville asks: “If the Holy Spirit is moving in this, then why isn’t it moving the orthodox church, the Roman Catholic church, the Methodist church, the Presbyterian church, the Pentecostal church, the Baptist church?” Not the Holy Spirit The vote by the ELCA is a cultural vote, not a moving by the Holy Spirit. “Folks in my camp are grieving, they are mourning,” said Dr. Harrisville, who is also a member of LutheranCORE, an organization supporting Lutheran core values. And it’s not only what the ELCA did, but how they did it. “To put this kind of thing up to a vote, and simple majority vote … simply invites division,” Dr. Harrisville said. “The way we’ve done it now ... we have no confidence that the churchwide assembly has indeed spoken for the whole church.” A slim majority, “simply is not a representative body,” he said. But it is, “earthshaking for us. Does that make sense to you?” My case… The vote is over. And now Lutherans must again make sense in a reforming of the church. As in the moments before 463 A.D., the thesis is now: What to do? It is a hard matter of conscience. One that you are “bound” to do and one that God promises his grace will be with you in that decision. ••• (You can dialog with Wayne at or visit him on his Web site at:









BREAKFAST Cinnamon roll. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, fresh fruit, baked beans, raw veggies, dip OR buffalo chicken salad.



BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Chili cheese wrap, Spanish rice, cooked carrots OR ham salad.

LUNCH Ham patty, waffle fries OR chicken taco salad.

BREAKFAST K-6 Pop•Tart, 7-12 pancakes. LUNCH Nachos, assorted toppings, corn OR tuna salad.

LUNCH Hamburger w/fixings, french fries, sliced carrots, pineapple tidbits, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Mini corn dogs, buttered noodles, steamed broccoli, chocolate pudding, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Creamed chicken, biscuit, peas, cranberries, banana, apples, oranges, bread basket.

LUNCH Hot ham & cheese sandwich, multigrain chips, baked beans, mandarin oranges, apples, oranges, bread basket.

BREAKFAST Cereal/waffles. LUNCH Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hamburger, 7-12.

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

BREAKFAST Cereal/French toast. LUNCH Spaghetti hotdish, hot buns, winter mix, fruit sauce. Alt.: Hot dog, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cereal/cinnamon roll. LUNCH Mozzarella pizza dippers, dipping sauce, peas, fresh fruit. Alt.: Chicken patty, 7-12.

BREAKFAST Cheese omelet and toast, served with peanut butter, juice and milk. LUNCH Grilled cheese sandwich, yogurt, applesauce, veggies, baked beans. Alt.: Mashed potatoes/chicken bowl.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, toast served with peanut butter, juice and milk. LUNCH Tuna on a bun, Tostitos, shredded lettuce, refried beans, banana. Alt.: Chicken tender wrap.

BREAKFAST Pancake and sausage on a stick, juice and milk. LUNCH Spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, lettuce, steamed peas, peaches. Alt.: Corn dog.

BREAKFAST Assorted cereal, toast served with peanut butter, juice and milk. LUNCH Touchdown nuggets, au gratin potatoes, veggies, green beans, kiwi & oranges. Alt.: Cook’s choice.

BREAKFAST Pancake and sausage. LUNCH Mini corn dogs, tater tots, baked beans, pineapple/mandarin oranges. Alt.: Spicy chicken patty, bun.

BREAKFAST Oatmeal muffin square. LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic toast, broccoli with cheese sauce, pears. Alt.: Egg salad sandwich, chicken noodle soup.

BREAKFAST Breakfast pizza. LUNCH Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced peaches. Alt.: Cheeseburger/bun.

BREAKFAST Breakfast Egg, ham pizza. & cheese muffin. LUNCH Cheese dogs w/toppings, Pepperoni pizza, lettuce baked salad, chips, cinnamon steamed corn, applesauce applesauce.baked Alt.: beans. Alt.: Veggie beef barley, turTuna sandwich, Wisconsin cheese key sandwich. soup.

BREAKFAST Lumberjacks. LUNCH Hot dogs, baked beans and chips.

BREAKFAST Belgian waffles with toppings. LUNCH Tacos or chicken fajitas with fixings.

BREAKFAST Cinnamon rolls. LUNCH Chicken patty and broccoli/cauliflower/cheese.

LUNCH Salisbury steak, bun, sliced potatoes, carrots OR chicken barley soup with veggies, PBJ, applesauce.

LUNCH Hot dog, bun, potato wedges, baked beans, pineapple.

LUNCH Sub, lettuce, tomato, fresh fruit.



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LUNCH Chicken a la king, biscuit or potatoes and peas.


LUNCH Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, pears.




CHURCH NEWS Jealousy often the cause of sibling rivalry

DR. DOBSON: You are right; teachers who maintain order and demand the most from their students are often the most respected members of the faculty, provided they aren’t mean and grouchy. One who can control a class without being unpleasant is almost always esteemed by her students. That is true, first of all, because there is safety in order. When a class is out of control, particularly at the elementary school level, the children are afraid of each other. If the teacher can’t make the class behave, how can she prevent a bully from doing his thing? How can she keep the students from laughing at one of the less-able members? Children can be vicious to each other, and they feel good about having a teacher who is strong but kind. Second, children love justice. When someone has violated a rule, they want immediate retribution. They admire the teacher who can enforce an equitable legal system, and they find great comfort in reasonable social expectations. By contrast, the teacher who does not control her class inevitably allows crime to pay, violating something basic in the value system of children. Third, children admire strict teachers because chaos is nerve-wracking. Screaming and hitting and wiggling are fun for about 10 minutes; then the confusion begins to get tiresome and irritating. I have smiled in amusement many times as secondand third-grade children astutely evaluated the rela-

Q: Why do my kids have to fight all the time? I have three of them and they drive me crazy. Why can’t they be nice to each other? DR. DOBSON: Good question! All I can tell you is that sibling rivalry has been going on for a long time. It was responsible for the first murder on record (when Cain killed Abel) and has been represented in virtually every two-child family from that time to this. The underlying source of this conflict is old-fashioned jealousy and competition between children. Marguerite and Willard Beecher, writing in their book “Parents on the Run,” expressed the inevitability of this struggle as follows: “It was once believed that if parents would explain to a child that he was having a little brother or sister, he would not resent it. He was told that his parents had enjoyed him so much that they wanted to increase their happiness. This was supposed to avoid jealous competition and rivalry. It did not work. Why should it? Needless to say, if a man tells his wife he has loved her so much that he now plans to bring another wife into the home to ‘increase his happiness,’ she would not be immune to jealousy. On the contrary, the fight would just begin – in exactly the same fashion as it does with children.” ••• Q: I have observed that elementary and junior high school students – even high-schoolers – tend to admire the more strict teachers. Common sense would tell us that they would like those who were easier on them. Why do you think they are drawn to the disciplinarians?

Dr. James

Dobson Focus on the Family

Peace Lutheran to host free clothing event DRESSER – Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser will again host its free clothing event on Monday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Free clothing, suitable for fall and winter wear, will be available to the general public at this event. All items are clean and in good condition, having been donated by members and friends of the Peace Lutheran congregation. The public is asked to please comply with the hours of the clothing share and not arrive before 2 p.m. out of respect to the church

staff and their working schedule. The free clothing event is sponsored by the church’s social ministries program, which is designed to reach out to area residents through a variety of public assistance services and activities. To learn more about the program and how it can help you or people you know, please call the church at 715-755-2515. - submitted

tive disciplinary skills of their teachers. They know how a class should be conducted. I only wish all of their teachers were equally aware of this important attribute. ••• Q: After reading several excellent books on parenting, I see now that I’ve been doing many things wrong with my children. Can I undo the harm? DR. DOBSON: I doubt if it is too late to do things right, although your ability to influence your children lessens with the passage of time. Fortunately we are permitted to make many mistakes with our kids. They are resilient, and they usually survive most of our errors in judgment. It’s a good thing they do, because none of us can be a perfect parent. Besides, it’s not the occasional mistakes that hurt a child – it is the consistent influence of destructive conditions throughout childhood that does the damage. ••• 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 PRESS SYNDICATE, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106; 816-581-7500.

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CHURCH NEWS Safeguards

My garden is surrounded by a fence that protects the plants from deer and other large critters. I even cover the strawberries with nylon netting to keep the birds away. Safeguards help protect us, too, from invaders or harm—home security systems; brakes on our vehicles; warning labels on some foods, drugs, and cleaners. Societal safeguards are also necessary. Years ago, men were taught to walk on the street side of the sidewalk—the unsafe side—to protect their female companions from being Perspectives splashed, hit by vehicles, or attacked by thugs. Over 100 years ago, a Godfearing woman seldom went anywhere alone with a man who wasn’t related to her. And she always dressed modestly to avoid tempting men with sexual thoughts. Most would argue that the prudish rules of Victorianage society went too far. But for the most part, they served well in protecting women and children from danger. Today, however, many of society’s safeguards have disappeared. In part because of today’s accepted dress code and behavior in both women and men, sexual abuse, pornography, and promiscuity have become rampant in our country. The value and dignity of our Godcreated bodies has diminished to the point where it’s now common and accepted even for many Christians to dress, speak, and act immodestly. One church leader lamented that it’s nearly impossible, even in church, to avoid the sight of girls and women wearing suggestive clothing and displaying suggestive behavior. He said that Christians must walk constantly in the light of Christ’s Word and in his power to avoid temptation. Since many are not so spiritually strong, he added, they are more open to temptation. “Therefore let us not … put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.” (Romans 14:13) Fashion has changed greatly from Victorian times, for the better in some ways. But in the ways fashion has changed for the worse, we Christ-followers need to become a safeguard against temptation through our positive example of behavior. It’s a matter of loving our neighbor with positive words and action. Lord, help us to use the safeguards given in your Word to keep ourselves holy and to guide others to do the same, by our example. In Jesus’ name, amen. (Mrs. Bair may be reached at

Sally Bair Eternal

The Far Country Running away from God only ends in misery. In the Master Teacher’s most famous parable, he spoke of a man with two sons. The younger son asked his father for his portion of the inheritance and soon after “journeyed into a far country, and there squandered his property in reckless living” (Luke 15:13). Eventually the funds which enabled his decadent lifestyle—which included sexual immorality (15:30)—ran out: “When he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.” (15:14). After living high on the hog, so to speak, he was reduced to feeding hogs, so desperate that “he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything” (15:16). The prodigal’s sad, sorry condition was the result of his departure from his father’s house to indulge in his own selfish desires. The impulse to be free from the watchful eye and restraining influence of the Heavenly Father, and the suffering of sin that results from accommodating that impulse, is vividly represented here in terms of the young man’s desperation in the “far country.” The appeal of a distant land, a “place” to do as one pleases rather than as God pleases, is exposed by the Lord as a dangerous deception. The far country promises pleasure but produces pain; it promises freedom but leads to bondage; it promises success but results in failure; it promises life but ends in death. It is the land of self-destruction. The suffering of the son in the filth of the pig sty depicts the high price of sin, the misery we bring into our lives when we run away from God. It’s a snapshot of the truth that “the way of the transgressor is hard” (Prov. 13:15). Though sometimes the wicked prosper and the ungodly appear to be at ease, eventually the money runs out, the amusements of the far country no longer enthrall, and we end up drinking the bitter dregs of our own recklessness. Whether in this life, or in the Judgment Day, in the end we always suffer when we abandon God.

Garret Derouin The



What painful regret the son experienced in the far country. What hard lessons it taught him. Someone has pointed out the son’s humiliation and desperation in the far country shows us that sin will teach us more than we want to know, take us further than we want to go, stay longer that we want it to stay and cost more than we want to pay. It’s never worth it. Like the son, when we linger in the far country we will “be in need.” We were made for fellowship with the Father, and when we flee from him, we are left empty and devoid of the meaning for which the soul hungers. Only he can meet the deepest need of our souls and bring the peace and fulfillment which we pursue else-

where in vain. With the Father—in the Father’s house, his church (1 Tim. 3:15)—is where you belong. There you will find the blessings that elude you in the folly of the far country. Heaven implores you, dear friend, to see your wretched condition away from God, to flee the far country and make the journey home. The Heavenly Father longs for your return. If you will submit to him through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38), he will welcome you home. (Written by Tyler Young) If readers have questions you would like answered in this weekly column or simply wish to know more about the church of Christ, we would like to invite you to call 715-866-7157, visit our Web site ( or stop by the church building at 7425 W. Birch St. in Webster. Sunday Bible class begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30. We also meet Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. - noon.

News from the pews at Pilgrim Lutheran Church FREDERIC – Beginning in September confirmation classes will resume on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., for all seventh- and eighth-grade students. The sanctuary choir will be rehearsing on Wednesday evenings and anyone with a desire to sing praises to God is welcome to join them. Tuesday morning Bible study at 10

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a.m., in the Upper Fireside Room, will begin Sept. 8. The contemporary worship service will be held on the third Sunday of the month, on Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Mark your calendar to join Pilgrim on Sunday, Sept. 13 for Sunday School Kickoff at 9 a.m. for all students pre-K through the sixth grade. Weather permitting, the 10 a.m. worship service will be outdoors in the park across from the church; bring your own lawn chair for this event. Following services there will be a potluck lunch served. Join them for a fun family time. For more information about the church or any of the upand-coming events, call the church office at 715-3278012 or go to their Web site

OBITUARIES Peggy Lea Hansen

The members of First Presbyterian Church in St. Croix Falls invite the public to join them for Rally Sunday on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. Don’t miss this special Sunday of faith, fun, and fellowship with friends. The renowned Polka Band will be joining them to bring their special celebration of music. Loren Nelson, Bonnie Fehrenbacher, Ed Schmidt and Don Rubel combine their unique talents at accordion, banjo, guitar and vocals to get your toes tappin’ and fill your heart. Join them for a Sunday that you won’t soon forget. - Special photo


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Bill Shafer holds his son, Brennan James, as Pastor Catherine baptizes him during worship services this past Sunday, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. Brennan’s mother, Amanda (Chell), was baptized at this same altar as an infant in the summer of 1984. Brennan’s sponsors were Jeremy and Laurie Chell and his great-grandparents are James and LaVonne Engelhart. The congregation welcomed Brennan into God’s family.

Eldora Marie Pitcher Eldora Pitcher, 78, died in Springfield, Mo., after a difficult illness, on Aug. 18, 2009. Eldora was born at home to Bill and Elsie Gehrke of Centuria, on Sept. 17, 1930. She married Newell Stannard on Oct. 2, 1948. She had two children. Eldora was divorced once and widowed twice. She received a certificate as a dietary manager in her 50s and worked providing good meals for residents of nursing homes until her retirement. She loved cooking, crafts, needlework and her family. Eldora was preceded in death by three husbands, Newell Stannard, Roy Wolski and Ival Pitcher; her parents; and brother, Jerry. She is survived by children, GeorgAnn Greissinger of Galena, Mo. and William Stannard of Wascott; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Gehrke, Seeley Lake, Mont., and John Gehrke, Wilcox, Ariz.; and sister, Betty Hemmer, Billings, Mont. At her request she was cremated and her ashes scattered.

Peggy Lea Hansen, 51, Shell Lake, died Aug. 26, 2009, at Indianhead Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Clear Lake, to Wilbur and Virginia (Peterson) Martin. She graduated from Clear Lake High School and then finished a one-year cosmetology course in Eau Claire. She was married in Clear Lake on April 3, 1976, to Keith Hansen. Peggy was a hard worker, at one time holding down four jobs. She managed offices for Dr. Dunbar and the Shell Lake Co-op. In her spare time, she loved scrapbooking, reading — especially Nora Roberts novels, shopping — every day was Christmas Day for Peggy, playing slot machines, taking all kinds of Internet surveys, spending time crafting with her grandchildren and generally enjoying life. Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Kevin Martin; and her father, Wilbur Martin. She is survived by her husband, Keith Hansen, Shell Lake; daughter Shannon (Joseph Parker) Hansen, Shell Lake; sons Ryan (Carmen) Hansen, Baldwin, and Aaron (Kyla) Hansen, River Falls; grandchildren Mikayla, Adrianna, Colton, Zoe and Abby; her mother Virginia Martin, Balsam Lake; and sister Maria (Paul) Gorne, Balsam Lake. A celebration of Peggy’s life was held Aug. 31 at Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake with the Rev. Carol Ann McArdell officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dale Hansen, Brian Hansen, Mike Thomas, Steve White, Jim Reidt and Bob Dunbar. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Mikayla, Adrianna, Colton, Zoe and Abby. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.


OBITUARIES Leonard James “Jim” Ryan Jr.

Arthur Edward “Ed” Bork

Charlie Freeberg

Leonard James “Jim” Ryan Jr., Frederic, died peacefully in his sleep during the morning hours of Aug. 25, 2009, at the age of 83 years. Jim was born on Jan. 19, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Leonard James Ryan and Opal Ryan. He was the eldest of eight children born to Leonard and Opal. Jim thoroughly enjoyed his youth in Depression-era north Minneapolis. In his youth, he caddied at Theodore Wirth golf course, delivered papers for the Minneapolis Tribune Co. and worked as a vendor at Nicollet Park. He attended Jordan Junior High and Minneapolis North High School through the eleventh grade. He was an all-city athlete in Minneapolis in baseball, football and hockey. He moved with his parents, brother and sisters to rural Grantsburg after his junior year at North and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1944, where he also excelled in sports. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably until his discharge in 1946. In 1948, he met Margie Johnson of Trade Lake and they were married on Feb. 28, 1949. Jim and Margie began their married life in the Frederic area where Jim worked as an apprentice baker. During those years two sons were born, Stewart and Tim. They later owned and operated the Holland Dutch Bakery in Hudson from 1953 to 1955. In 1955, they returned to Frederic where Jim began work as an accomplished baker at Myrtle Tromberg’s Frederic Bakery. Two more sons were born in the latter ‘50s, John and Greg. In 1961, Jim and Marge purchased a 140-acre farm east of Frederic where Jim launched his 30-year career at what he jokingly referred to as a “gentleman farmer,” though he continued baking full time. Along with his wife and his sons, they milked cows, raised beef cattle and poultry, and grew cash-crop green beans. The farm was a paradise for an active family, was a mecca for wildlife and was also the place where Jim taught his sons to hunt deer and small game. In 1965, twin sons Jeff and Joel were born and the family of eight was complete. From 1963 to 1968, Jim and Marge opened their home to a foster daughter, Sandra Tessem (now Lundberg) who stayed with the family through her high school years. Jim enjoyed his work as a baker, but in order to better enjoy and appreciate time with his family as well as working the farm, he sought other employment and took a job at Stokely Van Camps in Frederic in 1967. He often referred to his work at Stokely’s as the best job he ever had. He was proud to have served as the Teamsters Union local shop steward during his years at Stokely’s. The Stokely plant was closed in the fall of 1982 and Jim chose not to take advantage of the opportunity to relocate himself and his family to Janesville. Instead, he secured employment as a custodian for the Frederic School District in 1983 where he remained until he retired from the workforce in 1991. Jim enjoyed a healthy and active retirement, although he and Margie opted to sell their rural home and some of their acreage in 1996, two years after their first-born son, Stewart, passed away. At that time, they moved to the village of Frederic where they have resided since. During retirement Jim and Marge ventured throughout the U.S., and enjoyed some extended breaks from winter in Texas and Arizona. Jim always enjoyed conversation, particularly about politics, current events, hunting and baseball and never tired of hearing what was occurring in the lives of his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles; sister, Mary; son, Stewart. Jim is survived by Margie, whom he adored as his wife of 60 years; sons, Tim (Norma) and John (Peggy) of Frederic, Greg (Margie) of Colfax, Jeff (Julie) of Prescott, Joel (Tracy) of Madison; foster daughter, Sandy Lundberg (Richard); 15 grandchildren, Jenny Rose (Ben), Cullen (Amanda) and Tadd Ryan; Erin, Mike (Britta) and Mary Ryan; Rachel, Megan, Maura and Tom Ryan; Brenna, Jack and McKenna Ryan; Conor and Maeve Ryan; two great-grandchildren, Stuart and Maryalice Ryan; many nieces and nephews; sisters, Ann Ellen Clark, Betty Mae Hinrichs (Raymond), Karen Klinkhammer (Jerry), Ethel Deiss (Tony) and Lenore Ramsdell (Kenneth). Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Frederic with Father Dennis Mullen presiding. Organist was Mary Lou Daeffler and special music was provided by the Lexen Family. Pallbearers were Cullen Ryan, Tadd Ryan, Mike Ryan, Tom Ryan, Conor Ryan and Jack Ryan. Interment followed at St. Dominic’s Catholic Cemetery in Frederic. The Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with arrangements.

Arthur Edward Bork, Somerset, 79, died Aug. 28, 2009, in his home surround by his family, after a long battle with cancer. Ed was born Dec. 22, 1929, to Arthur and Ora (Seng). Ed and Pat were married in Centuria in 1950. After marrying, they moved to St. Paul, Minn., where Ed got a job at Ford Motor Company. In 1969, Ed moved his family to their current home in Somerset. Ed worked for Ford Motor for 30 years before retirement. Ed was always used to keeping busy so he began working at the Rivers Edge, then the Coffee Cup Café, which he and his wife, Pat, owned, and finally Bill’s Ace Hardware in Osceola as their fixithandyman for 12 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ora; brother, Herman; sister, Lucetta Echoff; and son, Edward A. Bork. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia; daughters, Kathleen (Jim) Jacobson, Patricia (Wally) Hendrickson, Michele (Larry) Johnson, Vicki Panek and son, Terry (Kathy) Bork; 11 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren; siblings, Inez (Estel) Clark, Marie (Ron) Brant and Robert (Ruby) Bork. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment was in the Pleasant Prairie Cemetery. The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, was entrusted with arrangements.

Charles Jens Freeberg (Charlie), West Sweden Township, 95, died Aug. 22, 2009. He was born June 22, 1914, in Clam Falls, to Katie and Ernest Friberg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Katie; wife, Ruby; brother, Nealie; and sister-in-law, Eleanor; brother-in-law, Wilbert; and sister-in-law, Evelyn. He is survived by his son, Brian (Teresa); daughter, Carol (Tom); eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Joanne, Karen and Joyce; nephew, Charles; and many cousins and countless friends. Charlie was raised in West Sweden on the family farm and graduated from Frederic High School. After completing teacher training, he taught in numerous area one-room schools. He changed careers when he and his brother Nealie started Lewis Oil Company. He then became the postmaster in Lewis, followed by 30plus years as a rural mail carrier out of Luck, and he finished his carrier as postmaster in Frederic. Charlie and Ruby built their retirement home on Diamond Lake in 1976, next door to his brother Nealie and wife Eleanor. The brothers partnered in ongoing projects, hobbies and adventures through the years such as hunting, archery, fishing, traveling, camping, snowmobiling, ice fishing, building canoes, boats, clocks, and camping trailers, raising dairy cows, beef cattle, chickens, turkeys and pigs while farming the fields of their immigrant grandparents, planting, and logging their trees, growing strawberries and other garden crops, tapping maple trees, starting an orchard, but always taking time to nurture the love and caring relationships of family and friends. The brothers’ creativity even extended to changing the spelling of their last name to Freeberg when they were youngsters. Charlie served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army, and he worked in the shipyards in Superior prior to his induction. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion after the war, faithfully making pancakes in Frederic for many years for Sunday morning breakfasts. Charlie served on the Lewis School Board, the Grace Lutheran and Pilgrim Lutheran church councils, was a 4-H leader, served on the Lewis Cemetery Board for 30plus years, received the distinction of membership in the Masonic Lodge for over 67 years, and even found time to generously donate many gallons of blood through the years. He and his wife, Ruby, enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 65 years until she passed away in 2006. Charlie has maintained his residence at Comforts of Home in Frederic for the past year and a half but also loved to have precious visits “at the lake.” Funeral services were held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, with Pastor Catherine Burnette officiating. Music was provided by soloist Gaylen Brown and organist Mary Lou Daeffler. Pallbearers were Charles Martin, Greg Engelhart, Jerry Olafson, Joe Schommer, Lon Hansen and Jeff Schefelker. Interment was at the Lewis Cemetery. The Rowe Funeral Home, Frederic, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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Travis M. Webb, 37, of Luck, died Aug. 30, 2009, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., as the result of a motor-vehicle accident. Travis was born Dec. 7, 1971, in St. Croix Falls, to Gary and Lois Webb. He graduated from St. Croix Falls High School. On June 21, 1997, he married Nicolle Nelson at Bethesda Lutheran Church at Sand Lake. Travis worked for the last 15 years for EJM Pipe Service, most recently as a foreman. He hunted coyote, fox, grouse, pheasant, bear, duck, deer, enjoyed fishing, water sports, snowboarding, camping, horseback riding, ATVs, mudding, his random pets and especially his family. Travis was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Mary Nelson and John and Ellen Webb; cousins, Robert, Dillon, JoEllen, Tori and uncle, Fred. He is survived by wife, Nik; children, Taylor, Cole and Billie; parents, Gary and Lois of Osceola; siblings, Jason of Grantsburg, Chad of Osceola and Gina (Dean) Schultz of Grantsburg; nieces and nephews, Feyd, Kait, Joe, Dakota, Daxter, Toni and Claire; father-in-law, Mark Nelson of St. Croix Falls; sister-in-law, Anne (Mike) Danielson of Cushing; and brother-in-law, Shanon (Denise) Nelson of Luck. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at Trade River Evangelical Free Church, Grantsburg, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery. Condolences can be left at The Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Mabel M. Buhler, 85, Dairyland, died Aug. 22, 2009. Mabel was born to Charles and Agnus Beck at Dexter, Minn., on Jan. 23, 1924. As an infant, she was moved to Sherwood, N.D.; was orphaned by age 6 and was raised by her uncle and aunt, Paul and Alma Neubauer. She attended school at Sherwood, graduated from high school and was a Cadet Nurse during WWII. She graduated from Trinity Nursing School. She worked in nursing for 40-plus years. She married Billy Buhler in 1949 in Rapid City, S.D. They celebrated 60 years together on April 1, 2009. Three children were born to this union, Penny Bass, Michael Buhler and Lydia (Joe) Delmont. Mabel was an active church member and taught Sunday school for many years. She was involved with the ladies VFW and the Ladies Club of Dairyland. She enjoyed baking and having her family around her. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Edward and Raymond; and grandson, Patrick. She is survived by her husband; her three children, Penny, Mike, Lydia and son-in-law Joe; grandchildren, Jenny (Jay), Travis (Jenn), Becky (Cory), Billy (Kelly), Jessie (Billy), BJ, Ashley, Cody, Jake, Keeshia and Sadie; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her extended family and adopted children and many special friends. Memorial service was held Aug. 31, at Woodland Wesleyan Church in Dairyland.

Melvin ”Jake” Peterson Jr., 81, of Clear Lake, formerly of Deer Park, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at the Willow Ridge Care Center in Amery. Melvin Peterson Jr. was born on Feb. 11, 1928, in St. Croix Falls, the son of Melvin and Mary (Lindemann) Peterson. He was baptized at Sand Lake Lutheran Church and later moved with his family to Barronett, eventually settling in Deer Park. Jake attended school in Deer Park and graduated from Amery High School in 1946. After graduation he worked various jobs and traveled around the United States for the next few years, before he was married to Beverly Hiam on March 26, 1951. Together they had four children, Tracy, Bonnie, Dan and Tim. Jake worked as a supervisor at Doboy Press in New Richmond until 1968 when he had to retire due to a disability from degenerative arthritis. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and raised flowers and vegetables. Jake was also a very spiritual person who loved reading scriptures and studying religion and philosophy. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jake had been a resident of Clear Lake for the past six years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Mary Peterson; three brothers, Adrian, Clifford and Frederick Peterson; three sisters, Lorretta Peterson, Wilma Neitge and Lorraine Ajer. He is survived by his daughters and sons, Tracy (Larry) Johnson of Clayton, Bonnie Peterson of Cumberland, Dan (Jannelle) Peterson of Lexington, Minn., and Tim (Norma) Peterson of Clear Lake; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Viola Johnson of Clear Lake and Ruby Tepfer of Lorretto, Minn.; and many other relatives, family and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m., at the Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake. The Rev. Margaret Grant officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Ajer, Mike Johnson, Ed Neitge, Jerry Peterson, Jim Peterson and Ray Sykora. The Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home of Clear Lake was entrusted with arrangements.

William Patrick Foley III, 50, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of California, died at the cabin in Wisconsin on Aug. 25, 2009, surrounded by his loved ones. He enjoyed the outdoors and took great pride in his landscaping. He was a self-taught gourmet chef and got great joy feeding his family and friends. His seven cats and Sukie were his best buds. Billy is survived by Susie Schmid, his partner of 23 years; his parents, Charlotte and Bill Foley; sister, Kate (Scott) Turner; sister, Tricia (Chris) Berndt; nephew, Chance; and niece, Amanda. If you care to honor Billy’s memory, please donate to Regional Hospice. Private burial will be held near the cabin in Wisconsin. A celebration of Billy’s life will be held in California at a later date. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, was entrusted with arrangements.

David A. Carlson, “a high-flying son of a gun,” died Aug. 7, 2009, at age 77 in Tucson, Ariz. Dave was a former resident of St. Croix Falls and surrounding areas. Although a mechanical contractor by trade, Dave had a great passion for flying, building aircraft and teaching others his love of flying. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and spending time with friends and family. Throughout the years, Dave’s free spirit led him in several business ventures such as Tin Man, Carlson Co. and the Tin Horn Ranch. This spirit finally led him to exploring the west, moving to Tucson in 1984. Dave is survived by wife, Colleen; four sons, Daniel (Colleen), Robert (Lori), Michael (Monica) and David II (Patty); and his loving grandchildren and family. A burial service was held at Fairview Cemetery, 6373 Osgood Ave. N., Stillwater, Minn., on Monday, Aug. 31. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to Sunstone Cancer Support Center, 310 S. Williams Blvd, Suite 240, Tucson, AZ 85711.

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We wish to thank everyone for their prayers, kindness, caring, cards, food, flowers and gifts in the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Stanley (Bud) Larson. We send special thanks to the Osceola Medical Center doctors and nursing staff for their compassionate care of Bud, St. Croix Valley Funeral Home for the funeral arrangements, Pastor Dorothy Sandahl for the wonderful service, Carol Medchill, Loren Nelson and Gwen Larson for the beautiful music, firefighters & first responders for their show of respect, First Lutheran Church ladies for serving lunch following the service, and our family and friends who have been there for us during this time.

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Raymond L. Smith, 49, a resident of Siren, died Aug. 26, 2009, at Spooner Health System. Raymond was born on April 3, 1960, in Hayward, to Bud and Nancy Smith. He was employed at DSI in Siren until October 2007. He loved working on cars, playing poker with his friends, and by far he got the most enjoyment out of fishing. He made many of his own fishing lures and baits and had many of his own bass mounted. Raymond is survived by his mother, Nancy of Siren; brothers, Samuel (Marlene) Smith of Siren, Rob Felton of Eau Claire and Randy (Rachael) Schuneman of Rice Lake; his favorite companion, his dog Gypsy Rose; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren Chapel with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Music was provided by friend Jamie Mier. Interment followed at Viola Lake Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kip Beckman, Samuel Smith, Jim Sundquist, Randy Schuneman, Donny Taylor and Scott Olson. The Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Shirley Connolly, age 78, of Hayward, WI, passed away, comfortably and on her own terms while holding the hands of her children, on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at the Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale, MN, after a brief struggle with myeloma. Shirley Elizabeth Moberg was born on September 17, 1930, in Ashland, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Hamblin) Moberg. Shirley was joined in marriage to Gary John Connolly on December 26, 1953. She and Gary spent time living across the United States during his time with the Air Force, living in Panama City, FL, Sweetwater, TX, Beaver Lodge, Alberta (Canada) and Carpentersville, IL. Shirley taught school in Superior, Mellen, and Osceola before settling in as a middle school math teacher at Unity School District in Balsam Lake, where she and Gary enjoyed many good times and lifelong friendships. Shirley’s hobbies included travel, reading and sleeping in. She relished nothing more than staying up late reading a good book in bed for hours, then sleeping in the next morning (“Don’t call me before 10 a.m.!”). A sweet, generous, and wise woman, Shirley enjoyed frequent opportunities to travel with friends and family. Some of her favorite destinations were Lake Superior, Ely (wolf and bear centers), Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and anywhere she could gather with those she loved. She never hesitated to call and ask for “a room” at one of her kids’ homes when the mood struck or she was lonesome. Relishing her time with family and friends, Shirley felt that a meal was not complete until a good time was had sitting around talking, laughing and sharing afterward. Shirley belonged to the Hayward Retired Educators Association and was active in the Hayward Hospice “Good Grief” support group. She was also a strong supporter of social justice causes. Shirley is survived by her son, Pat (Cheryl) of Woodbury, MN and her daughter Sarah (Jon) Smits of River Falls, WI. She also deeply touched the lives of her grandchildren, who she said “lit her up”: Brian Connolly, Lindsay Connolly, Michael Smits and Andrew Smits. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kelley, and her husband Gary, with whom she shared 7 years of muchdeserved retirement and 40 plus years of marriage. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward. Shirley’s family wishes to thank numerous professionals who touched her life these last three months: Dr. Harry Malcolm, Dr. James Krook, and Mary Davis, PA, of the Hayward Medical Clinic, who went the extra distance to nail down a diagnosis and find a treatment plan that would match her needs; all of the nurses and staff at Hayward Hospital who were so kind and patient with us as we tried to get Mom on an even keel; Dr. Paul McMillan, River Falls Medical Clinic and Dr. Vladimir Hugec, Minnesota Oncology, who knew how to be diligent but reasonable in the short time they were in charge of Mom’s care; the nurses, staff and therapy crew of Kinnic Long-Term Care who did their best to help a reluctant Shirley settle into a foreign place; the 4400 Unit, Drs. Tongen and Locsin, and the wonderful nurses and staff at United Hospital who supported our decision to turn from cure to comfort; Dr. Eric Anderson and Dr. Vik of the Allina Palliative Care Team who helped us work towards keeping Mom comfortable; Jan from HealthEast Hospice who made the transition to the hospice facility quick and easy for all of us; the Allina transport gals who listened to and followed the “rules of Shirley” and gave Mom a smooth ride. And finally, a very special thank-you to Dr. Piper and all the nurses, staff, and volunteers at The Pillars Hospice Home for showing their compassion and concern in their every interaction with Mom and with our family as we watched her go. We will never forget how you made us feel. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley’s name are preferred to the Hayward Weiss Community Library, Hayward Hospice, the American Cancer Society, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home of Hayward is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left by visiting obituaries at 495025 2Lp

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



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




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




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


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


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


Hwy. 35, 1/2 blk. N. Main St. Pastor John Clasen; Pastoral Serv. 349-5280 Sunday Worship - 9:15 a.m.


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


2355 Clark Road, Dresser, WI, 715-755-2515 Web site: Pastor Wayne Deloach, Intern Lori Peper Sun. Wor. 8:30 & 11 a.m., Sun. Schl. 9:35 a.m.


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


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

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

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN - LUCK 1614 CTH, North Luck Office Phone 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 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


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)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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.

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

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.

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

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



Pastor Dorothy Sandahl Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

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


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



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

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

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



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.





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

ST. DOMINIC - FREDERIC & IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - GRANTSBURG CATHOLIC MASS SCHED. Pastor: Rev. Dennis M. Mullen, 715-327-8119 St. Dominic: Sat. 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception: Sat. 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. Call the office for daily & holy day Mass times

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. Jack Martiny 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: 10 - 11:15 a.m. Sunday School for Pre-K to 5th; Sunday School for middle and high school 8:30 a.m. at teen center; Nursery available


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


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


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.


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


Pastor Kevin Millen Associate Pastor Jim Carmon Sunday School - (all ages) - 9:30 a.m. Church Serv. - 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 Sun. Schl. 8:45 a.m.; Adult Class 9 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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St. Croix Chippewa tribe hosts Wild Rice Powwow by Carl Heidel DANBURY - The St. Croix Chippewa dance arena near Danbury was a rich tapestry of color and sound this past weekend, Aug. 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30, as dancers, traders and visitors from throughout the region came to the 36th-annual Wild Rice Powwow. There was even an American bald eagle present for the grand entry on Saturday. The photos share some of the kaleidoscope of images that greeted all who came.

The flags of the nations lead the grand entry. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All photos by Carl Heidel except as noted

Time to adjust the costume. This young dancer works to get his roach just right.

A father dancing with his son encourThis young woman enjoys her ages the young boy in his dance steps. exquisite costume.

A bustle waits for a dancer. Photo by Kayla Hatfield

This little one was tired after her turn through the arena, so she just sat down on the dance floor. An American eagle from the National Eagle Center participated in the grand entry on Saturday, Aug. 29. - Photo by Kayla Hatfield

This young girl seems unaware of anything other than the dance.

The dancers costumes were a rich array of colors.



• Fristad Lutheran Church rummage sale. Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and bake sale Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Coming events

• Wonderland Snowmobile Club’s annual garage/bake sale, bake sale is the 5th, at club’s shed,

Shell Lake

• Tractor pull at Tiptown Park, 10 a.m. weigh-in, 715-468-4999.

MONDAY/7 Frederic

• Spades at the senior center, 1 p.m.

TUES.-SUN./8-13 Luck

• Workdays on Ice Age Trail, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 270th Ave. and 120th Street for registration, 800-227-0046 or 715-472-2248.





• Citizen/Volunteer of the Year Banquet at Hacker’s Lanes, 6 p.m., 715-327-4836. • 500 cards at the senior center, 6:30 p.m.


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

St. Croix Falls

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


• Dining at Five meal at the senior center, 5 p.m., 715-349-2845.

St. Croix Falls

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

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

FRI. & SAT./4 & 5



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

• 3rd-annual Interfaith Caregivers rummage and bake sale. Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 715-866-4970.




• Pokeno at the senior center, 1 p.m.


St. Croix Falls

• Men’s fast-pitch softball tournament.

• Birthday party and game day at the senior center, 12:30 p.m., 715-483-1901.


• Lion/Lioness annual yard sale at Crooked Lake Park, 8 a.m., 715-349-2400.

FRI.-MON./4-7 Balsam Lake

• Girls Scout fundraiser Corn on the Curb Days at the Anglers Inn, 715-485-3334.

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A bee balances on the tip of a flower in the afternoon sun. - Photo by John Reed

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• Fire department’s demo derby behind the fire department. Demo starts at 2 p.m., 715-2688953, 651-308-5882.

• Spades at the senior center, 1 p.m.


• Truck points pull at Dale’s Twin Pines, 7 p.m., 715-822-2554.


• Monthly meeting at the senior center. • Pokeno at the senior center, 12:30 p.m. due to monthly meeting. • Dance team tailgate party fundraiser at football parking lot, 5-6:30 p.m.

St. Croix Falls

• Bridge 10 a.m. and Bingo 1 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901.

SAT. & SUN./5 & 6 Voyager Village

• 32nd-annual arts & crafts show at the clubhouse. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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


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

Balsam Lake

• Cedar Lake 500 cards 7 p.m. at the senior center, 715-483-1901.

• 40-class reunion, 1926-1966, at Crex Convention Center, 11:30 a.m., 715-689-2776.


• Benefit at the winery for protecting Iver’s Mountain, Trade River and Forsythe Lake Wetlands, 3-7 p.m., 715-327-4193.

• Ruby’s Pantry at the Danbury Town Hall. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Distribution starts at 10 a.m.


• Annual Burnett County Democratic Party Bean Feed at Crooked Lake Pavilion, 5 p.m., 715-635-3428.


• Paradise Landing’s annual Labor Day fireworks.

• Potluck & birthdays of the month celebrated, card games, Bingo or Pokeno, at the senior center.

Trade Lake

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• Courier will be performing at Skonewood Christian Retreat Center, 7 p.m.

New Richmond

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

• Benefit for Mark L. Pettis Jr., 5 p.m., info at • Bubba Blackwell & his daredevil team, performs at St. Croix Harley-Davidson, 1 & 3 p.m.,

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St. Croix Falls

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




• Community fair.


• VFW Post No. 4186 & Auxiliary all-you-caneat breakfast at the VFW Hall, 8 a.m.- noon.


Festival Theatre announces fall lineup ST. CROIX FALLS - The 2009 Theatre and Music Series at Festival Theatre takes a short hiatus at the end of summer and then rolls back into action in mid-September. Design teams and directors are preparing for the final three plays of the season and four more concert events are on the horizon as well. The Fall Music Series will make a big splash on AutumnFest weekend with Alice Peacock in concert Saturday, Sept. 26, and Prudence Johnson with Dan Chouinard on Sunday, Sept. 27, with their new “Golden Age of Radio” program developed in conjunction with the Minnesota History Center’s Greatest Generation project. The final two concerts of the 2009 lineup are Sidewalk Café, a stellar jazz trio, on Nov. 7 and Ring of Kerry with a Celtic Christmas program Dec. 5. Also in September, Festival’s fourth Youth and Family Theatre production takes the stage from the 10th through the 19th with “The Wind in the Willows,” directed by Bill Perron. This production includes a cast of 25 local youth and guest artist Josh Busick. The Youth and Family Theatre project was developed by Festival

Alice Peacock

Theatre to provide performing arts options for families with young children and productions are appropriate for children ages 3 and up. The last two plays in the 2009 Theatre Series are “Deathtrap” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” One of the biggest mystery thrillers in American theater history will be on stage in October when “Deathtrap” opens on Oct. 1 for a four-week run. Written and opening on Broadway in 1978, “Deathtrap” ran for nearly 1,800 performances. The play asks a simple question: How far will someone go to have a hit play? When Sydney Bruhl becomes desperate for a successful new play and a student from a playwriting seminar shows up with a real winner, temptation may prove far too great for any mere mortal. This Ira Levin masterpiece is sure to intrigue and entertain. During the month of October, “Deathtrap” will be on stage from Oct. 1 – 25, with performances every Thursday and Saturday evening during that time as well as four Sunday matinees and a few Thursday matinees and Friday evening performances, too.

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Rod Kleiss as Sydney Bruhl in “Deathtrap.”

Thanksgiving and Christmas in the St. Croix Valley would not be complete without a play for the whole family at Festival Theatre. The 2009 Theatre Series will have a lot of extra laughter with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” In this hilarious Christmas tale by Barbara Robinson, an optimistic young mother struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Audiences won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide headon with the Christmas story. Despite its comedy, the story leads audiences to a most touching tribute to the real meaning of Christmas. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” opens Thanksgiving weekend in conjunction with the Taylors Falls Lighting Festival and runs through Dec. 27. The production is already showing signs of setting a new attendance record for Festival’s holiday production. “This is the first time that we will offer a play through the Christmas holiday weekend,” said executive director, Danette Olsen. “What we’ve heard from our patrons is that with so many family members in town during the holidays they want the option of attending a Festival Theatre performance rather than driving to the Twin Cities. ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ is the perfect family outing and I suspect we may need to add performances.” To learn all about the 2009 Season at Festival Theatre, you can request a season brochure by phone, in person, or by e-mail. Season tickets are sold as Flex Passes, which offer significant savings when purchasing multiple seats. Flex Passes and all tickets are available to purchase online at as well as by phone during box office hours. Festival Theatre is located in downtown St. Croix Falls at 210 North Washington Street. To reach Festival Theatre by phone, call 715-483-3387, 888-887-6002 or by e-mail to - submitted

Leader|sept 2|2009  
Leader|sept 2|2009