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March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Vol. 125, No. 31 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Film series continues @ Shell Lake • Choir performance @ Shell Lake • Writer’s club meeting @ Spooner See calendar on page 6


Sun sets on popular attraction

SHS names salutatorian, valedictorian Page 12 Paige Osterhues

Brooke Schumacher

A sweet sign of spring Page 9

NW Icemen take second at state


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SPOONER — With spring fast approaching, now’s a great time to clean out your basements, garages or tool sheds and donate to Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin’s first-annual tool drive.  Habitat local affiliates throughout the state are in need of tools that are new or used but in good condition to help in their work to build or repair homes for lowincome Wisconsin families or raise funds for construction materials. The Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity Spring Tool Drive will continue through Saturday, March 29, at 805 South River St. in Spooner.   Tools are especially needed to prepare for a group of 100 AmeriCorps volunteers coming from all around the country, in May for a Build-a-Thon. During that week, the volunteers will build three homes, rehab a home and complete many A Brush with Kindness projects. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity is one of only three affiliates in the country chosen to host a Build-a-Thon. The tools WRHFH especially needs for the AmeriCorps volunteers are 16ounce hammers, canvas nail aprons, tape measures and utility knives. But WRHFH will accept any tool donations.  Tools will be used in the construction or repairs of homes for hundreds of low-income families in Wisconsin or sold in ReStores to help raise funds for WRHFH. PHOTO: AmeriCorps VISTA, Kaye Herranen, prepares for the Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity spring tool drive. — from HFH

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It was the end of the day and the end of ice cave season as the National Parks Service closed access to the caves on Sunday, March 16, for safety concerns. Over 120,000 people nationwide made the one-mile trek from Meyers Beach to the ice caves. Access to the cave is only by foot as snowmobiles are banned along the 12-mile stretch along the shore of Lake Superior. More photos on back page. – Photo by Larry Samson

A change of location

Spooner School District’s superintendent steps down after 17 years

serves about 700 students. On Tuesday, July 1, Haack will begin as superintendent of the Spring Valley School District. “We (the Spooner School District) have wonderful faculty and staff and everybody seems to have a good idea that the children are important and the main goal is educating kids here,” said Haack. He said the best part of his time at Spooner was working with all the staff that make the school district operate each day. Haack’s career at the Spooner School District began 17 years ago as the Spooner High School principal. In 2000, after three years as principal, he was hired as the school district’s superintendent. In his years with the district, Haack has seen some big changes but those that stand out include dealing with decreased enrollment, new school buildings, the politicization of public education and changes to what the district has control

Danielle Moe | Staff writer SPOONER- “I think the Spooner School District is in great shape. We have got a lot of good people and a lot of good programs going and I think it is heading in a good direction,” said Dr. Donald Haack, superintendent of the Spooner Area School District. Monday, June 30, will mark Haack’s last day as superintendent. Nearing the end of his contract with the school district, Haack and his wife, Brenda, began looking for a change of scenery. His search ended when he found the Spring Valley School District. Located an hour’s drive from Eau Claire and the Twin Cities, Dr. Donald Haack the Spring Valley School District

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Musical performed by Spooner fourth-grade students Twenty-eight fourth-grade Spooner Elementary School students make up the entire cast of “America’s Symbols.” Shown back row (L to R ): Keegan Gunderson, Caitlyn Ewing, Kylie Busch, Zach Huebner, Riley Genske, Sydney Jain, Chase Osterhues, Erin Murden and Gracie Frederickson. Middle: Indy Philippi, Annika Patrick, Gabrielle Daegmorgan, Cadyn Busch, Alec Salo, Gunnur Hess, Kenzie Anderson and Emmalyn Becker. Front: Keiona Oppel-Bailor, Rachel Macone, Leah Chisnell, Skyler Lindenfelser, Molly Arf, Sam Martin, Brynn Daniels, Breanna Radman, Autumn Rygg, Kaylee Engbertson and Raven Donatell.

Fans of the Washington Monument sing “It’s Me,” a song in tribute to the monument. Shown (L to R): Kylie Busch, Skyler Lindenfelser, Keiona Oppel-Bailor and Rachel Macone.

Sydney Jain, playing the Statue of Liberty, and Brynn Daniels, playing the statue’s pedestal, sing the “Statue of Liberty” during the fourth-grade classes production of “America’s Symbols” performed at the Spooner Elementary School on Friday, March 14.

The Washington Monument attempts a disguise from admirers. Shown (L to R): Erin Murden, Kylie Busch, Skyler Lindenfelser, Keiona Oppel-Bailor and Rachel Macone.

Peggy’s Place is recognized in directory

LEFT: The Declaration of Independence played by Molly Arf and the U.S. Constitution played by Sam Martin sing a song about how they are great documents.  The production was directed by Jody Peck, a fourth-grade teacher at Spooner Elementary School.

Peggy’s Place Restaurant, located in downtown Shell Lake, was recognized by the Directory of Wisconsin’s Best Ma & Pa Restaurants as being the second-best place in Washburn County. Greener’s Reel ‘Em Inn on Long Lake took first place. Peggy and Hank Crawford, shown, are the owners of Peggy’s Place. Our Wisconsin Magazine publishes the directory. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Danielle Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Two celebrations and several resolutions were approved by the Shell Lake City Council during the regular monthly meeting held on Monday, March 10. A total of 10 resolutions were brought before the six alderpersons present in addition to the new city administrator, Andrew Eiche. Those in attendance enjoyed cake in honor of Mayor Sally Peterson’s birthday and longtime city Administrator Brad Pederson, was also honored with a plaque in light of his upcoming retirement. City project updates The city was selected to participate in the Community Development Block Grant, Clean Water Fund and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program.  In order for MSA, the city project engineer, to become the city’s grant administrator an amendment to the city’s contract with MSA was necessary.  MSA administration fees for the grant programs total $25,000; $17,000 for the Clean Water Fund and $8,000 for the CDBG fund.  “Part of the Community Development

City project updates addressed

Block Grant will go to pay for the administration of the CDBG and ... the administration of the Clean Water Fund is also funded by grant or loan basically,” explained David Rasmussen of MSA. The council approved the amendment to the city’s contract with MSA to be the grant administrator.  According to the amendment agreement document the city’s adjusted agreement amount with MSA for the city’s project now stands at $190,500.  Teresa Anderson, MSA project engineer, explained in a letter to the city that as a stipulation for the city to close on the CWF and SDWLP grants the city would need to raise sewer and water rates.  At the December city council meeting the sewer rates were approved to be increased by 16.5 percent; no increase on water rates was addressed at that time.  A notice in the Washburn County Register stated that the city water utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to increase water rates.  The total increase from the water revenues is projected to be $62,464, or a 30-percent increase.  According to Eiche the number of projects the city has tackled in recent years

facilitated the increase. Some of those projects included a new grit chamber, replacing old sewer mains and new water meters.  A public hearing on the water rate increase is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 10 a.m., in city council chambers.  There are currently ongoing discussions on the possible need to increase the city’s sewer rates again.

Other items The public works administration committee brought a bill for the city’s portion of entitlement funds from the Bureau of Aeronautics before the attention of the council. The  $15,378 in funds will be used at the Shell Lake Airport for the filling and sealing of cracks in the runway, the development of a roadway for a future SRE building and an additional wind cone on the end of the runway. Jerry Winch, local pilot and Lake Point Aero Club secretary, explained to those assembled that the additional wind cone was necessary to ensure everyone’s safety as winds at the end of the runway are not the same as those at the beginning. “That will be at zero cost to the city because 95 or 97 percent will be covered by

the Bureau of Aeronautics and I have a benefactor that says she will take care of the city’s portion of it (the project cost) in memory of her husband,” said Winch. According to Eiche the city has already approved $6,700 in 2013 carry-over funds to the club for improvements to their administrative building. Eiche anticipates working with the club to use the $6,700 on this project and postpone the work on the club administrative building until next year. On a voice vote the council approved the  payout and to proceed with funding the airport projects. “I think we have to emphasize to people that even though it is warming up the frost is not going out for another few months probably,” said Terry Leckel, Second Ward alderperson.  Mitch Brown, public works director, reported that the department has dealt with 28 frozen water laterals from Jan. 1 to the end of February.  Despite the recent warm temperatures the city is still requesting that city water utility customers maintain a pencil-thin stream of water until otherwise notified.    

Shell Lake man fined in hunting altercation

Danielle Moe | Staff writer SAWYER COUNTY — A Shell Lake man was recently fined in Sawyer County Circuit Court for charges stemming from a hunting incident last fall.  According to DNR citations on Nov. 23, Mark F. Hageny  and his son participated in an incident where shots were fired in order to scare off nearby hunters on public lands. 

The altercation occurred on open forestland in the Town of Spider Lake in Sawyer County on the opening day of the nine-day rifle deer-hunting season. DNR Conservation Warden Rick Peters investigated the report of the incident where Hageny and his son, a minor, harassed a pair of hunters with the intent to discourage them from hunting on public

lands near them.   Hageny, 51, and his son, 16, drove a vehicle on logging roads near the other hunters honking the horn while discharging a firearm.  Hageny received three citations and was charged with interfering with lawful hunting, failing to validate a deer carcass tag and a group deer hunting violation.  After a default judgment was

entered, Hageny was fined a total of $990. His son received one citation for possessing a loaded firearm inside a motorized vehicle.  The Sawyer Count Record reports that the two hunters that were harassed in the altercation were a Milwaukee-area woman and her 11-year-old son. 

Washburn County elections update

Danielle Moe | Staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY — The April election is less than two weeks away, and several positions that will be listed on the election ballot have new developments. In the election for the Washburn County Board of Supervisors only three seats will have contests. Of those seats, James Trembath has registered as a write-in candidate for the District 9 seat representing

Write-in candidates must register; forms available from election clerks

WASHBURN COUNTY – Each year some people decide to run for office after the nomination period has closed. They may be willing to run for a position where there is no candidate on the ballot, a situ-

the city of Spooner on the northeast side. There is still no candidate to represent District 1, the village of Minong and District 18, the southeast corner of the city of Spooner.  The race to win the seat representing the east side of the city of Shell Lake, District 20, is now a write-in contest.  Duplicate signatures on challenger Sue Hansen’s and incumbent candidate Andrew Eiche’s nomination papers led

to Eiche’s disqualification for being listed on the ballot. Despite being disqualified, Eiche still intends to run as a write-in candidate for the District 20 position. The election scene at the Shell Lake City Council is fairly quiet with only one write-in for a seat in Ward 2.  Adam Lundberg has filed as a write-in candidate for one of two seats in Ward 2.  The six other seats, including the mayoral seat, have

Understanding election laws

ation this year in one Washburn County city and one Washburn County supervisor district. Or, they may decide that an uncontested candidate should be challenged. While all write-in votes are counted, Wisconsin election laws state that a person who intends to run as a write-in must register their candidacy. The law says that a campaign registration statement, form GAB-1, must be filled as soon as intent

to run is decided. Candidates register with the election clerk for the office they are running for. That could be the village clerk, county clerk or school board clerk. Registering as a write-in candidate shows the public that someone is willing to serve if elected and makes the task of the election workers easier by letting them know which names might be written in. The Register will cover registered write-in candidates the same as candi-

incumbent representatives on the ballot. Of the six school boards in Washburn County, only the race for the Rice Lake School Board has seen movement. Tami Alberg has filed as a write-in candidate for one of two city seats up for election.  The remaining city seat is still open as no candidate has filed for election.

dates on the ballot.    Voters can write in the name of any person they wish. In some cases a person has won a write-in election that has no desire to serve and declines the election. The governing board must then make an appointment to fill the vacant seat. Registering shows that the write-in candidate is willing to be elected.  — Danielle Moe with submitted information 

Makeup day scheduled, summer school planned

Daniele Moe | Staff writer SHELL LAKE- During the regular monthly meeting of the Shell Lake School Board several agenda items were discussed and approved. Most notable among those were the scheduling of a makeup day, plans for summer school and a presentation on the status of the district’s Physical Education Program grant. “We have had six snow days, we have to make up at least one by law,” said Jim Connell, superintendent. After deliberation the board approved a motion to make Friday, June 6, a makeup day for the district. The district’s school calendar was written to end on Thursday, June 5. The board determined to schedule any addi-

tional make-up days as needed. During Connell’s update to the board he highlighted the addition of free morning and afternoon bus service for the district’s summer school program. The transportation cost for the summer school program has been funded through the recently received Community Learning Center grant. Connell acknowledged that the grant will alleviate transportation stress on caregivers to students participating in the summer school program. “The purpose of the grant is really to beef up what we do as physical educators and what we do as a district and a community in terms of encouraging our young kids to be physically active and to have an ap-

Superintendent/from page 1 over. His interest in school administration began during his studies on his master’s degree after a college recommended the career, but Haack still maintains a passion for teaching despite his succession to administration.

“I like working with people and I like being around school-aged kids ... they keep you going and you never know what you are going to see next in the school.”

preciation for physical activity,” said Ryan O’Connell, elementary physical education teacher, during his update presentation on the status of the district’s PEP grant. The district was selected for the grant three years ago and currently is in the final year of the three-year grant program. According to O’Connell the grant has allowed the district to purchase new equipment, maintain current equipment and update curricula in the physical education department. In the last two years alone the district has purchased and utilized a traverse wall, adjustable basketball hoops at the primary school, snowboards and snowshoes, and much more. O’Connell

said that the department is considering applying for the grant again sometime in the future. In other board actions members accepted the resignation of Sue Berlin, family and consumer education teacher. The board also approved the hiring of Josiah Hodgett and Josh Schmidt as assistant track coaches. In a finance committee report it was noted that the funding to purchase a new bus for the district is still in the budget and plans are to proceed with the purchase.

FFA fruit, meat and cheese available SHELL LAKE — FFA  fruit, meat and cheese is available for pickup and delivery on Friday, March 28.  If you ordered from an FFA member expect them to deliver your order. If you called in to the school please come and pickup your order. The time available for pick-up will be Friday between 3:30 and 6 p.m. at the new technology/agricultural shop located behind

the school across from the technology shop/school. There is plenty of extra fruit so feel free to come in and make a selection. You may come and purchase extra fruit on Friday, March 28, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., or Monday, March 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. All proceeds go to FFA leadership workshops. — from SLFFA



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Gratitude extended to Gordy’s Market The Washburn County Area Food Pantry extends their gratitude to the owners of the new Gordy’s Market in Shell Lake for their generous food donation. The food pantry  looks forward to working with them in the future.  

We also want to acknowledge the owners of Lakeside Market, Jack and Kathy Dahlstrom, for  their past support of the food pantry.  Dale Cardwell Shell Lake

Editor’s note: This was the final issue for publication of letters regarding the April 1 election. Our final issue prior to election will allow clarifications by candidates themselves, at the discretion of the editor.

This past week I had the great fortune to meet with folks from Barron, Washburn, Sawyer, and Rusk counties who were in Madison to participate in the Heart of the North Legislative Days. This event is a grassroots lobby effort by both public and private sector representatives who make the trip down to Madison to meet with local legislators and state agency officials to advocate for issues directly related to northwestern Wisconsin. I’m always excited when my constituents come to Madison to speak with me about issues that are affecting our community. It gives me a direct one-on-one level of communication that you don’t always get from a letter or phone call. Hearing directly from my local elected officials, economic development professionals and local businesses is both enjoyable and beneficial for addressing the concerns of the North. This was the sec-



75th Assembly State Representative ond year of the Heart of the North Days, and just like 2013, it was both informative and successful in relaying the messages that matter most. The state Capitol is usually filled with lobbyists and special-interest groups who are constantly trying to push for support or votes for special-interest groups. But Heart of the North Days is much different and much better. It’s bringing our community and our issues to the Legislature, the way government should work. As a former elected official, I understand the importance of local control.

Your donations are needed and appreciated As treasurer of the Washburn County Area Humane Society, and on behalf of the board of directors, I would like to respond to earlier comments in the paper that people should make sure they know how their funds are being used when supporting their local animal shelter. Although our name implies that we are a branch of county government, we are not.  The county provides about 30 percent of our funding.  The remaining sources of income include adoptions, city and towns support, fundraising, and most importantly, donations from the public.  Those donations provide over one-third of our support, so needless to say, we could not survive without them.  How is that money being spent?  It is spent on veterinary care and medical supplies, ensuring that every dog or cat That is why I agree 100 percent with the Heart of the north delegation opposing legislation that would take away control from local governments as it relates to sand mining negotiations. The state of Wisconsin cannot restrict our local units of government from negotiating agreements with the frac sand industry. Our cities, towns and villages have a right to have a seat at the table, and I will always vote on the side of keeping local control. The Heart of the North attendees also discussed issues related to education, the environment and health care, as well as transportation and tourism. All of these issues are crucial to northwestern Wisconsin’s economic well-being, and I applaud their efforts in focusing on these specific topics. As I continue to work though this current legislative session, I will be sure to take all these issues into consideration when legislative proposals

that is adopted from our shelter is spayed or neutered, has the proper vaccinations, is wormed, and every dog has a certified veterinary inspection as required by Wisconsin law. It is spent on utilities, insurance and maintenance of our facility at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner.  It is spent on payroll for a dedicated staff of six who care for the animals seven days a week, including holidays, at or slightly over minimum wage with no benefits.  It is spent on food and supplies for the animals that come through our doors, over 700 in 2013.  So when you’re considering how to spend your donation dollars, ask yourself what would happen to those 700 animals without WCAHS. Susan Schmitz Shell Lake related to these topics come before me. On a personal note, I would like to acknowledge the Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce and all their staff who have been integral in setting up this lobby day. They have been working diligently for many months preparing and planning this legislative visit and without their involvement, Heart of the North Days would not be such a success. I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with my constituents and by the looks on all of their faces, they were happy to be down here and express their interest and ideas for how to make our community a better place to live. That’s very important to me, and again I want to express my gratitude to everyone who made the 2014 Heart of the North Days a success in Madison.

Wisconsin state Senate concurs on bill to protect Turtle Lake taxpayers MADISON — The following is a statement from Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, on the state Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 338, legislation that includes a provision which will assure that a biodigester located in a tax incremental financing district will continue to meet its obligation in paying the community back on its investments. “I’m absolutely delighted that the Senate has concurred with the state Assembly and its passage of SB 338 and moved the bill one step closer to becoming law. By passing this legislation, my colleagues in the Senate have formally acknowledged that the budget provision exempting bio-

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digesters from property taxes was never meant to include facilities that had entered into tax incremental financing agreements with their community,” said Smith. “Without this legislation, the citizens of Turtle Lake, who have gone above and beyond in support of the Green Whey biodigester project, would have been left holding the bag for investments they made on behalf of Green Whey in the belief that the project would generate some much-needed property tax revenue,” stated Smith. “This legislation does not punish Green Whey or the citizens of Turtle Lake for a mistake made by this Legislature. Instead,

we simply delay the property exemption for Green Whey until the Tax Incremental Financing District is closed. This protects local taxpayers and still gives Green Whey the tax exemption created in the budget once they meet their responsibilities to the village and taxpayers of Turtle Lake,” said Smith. “Obviously, this bill moving forward is the result of strong bipartisan leadership in both houses. I want to applaud Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, for putting together a responsible plan that ensures the taxpayers of Turtle Lake won’t be punished because of the unintended consequences of the Legislature in Madison. I also want to ap-

plaud Rep. Knutson, R-Hudson, and Sen. Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon, for reaching across political and geographic boundaries to help address this issue as well. This serves as an example of what can happen when legislators work together to solve problems instead of playing politics,” stated Smith. The state Senate did make one small, technical fix to the bill, so it will have to go back to the Assembly once more before it goes on to the governor for his signature. Smith is hopeful that this will occur within the next few weeks. — from the office of Rep. Stephen Smith


Spring turkey permit levels reduced MADISON — In response to concerns from hunters that this year’s increased winter mortality has depressed turkey numbers, the DNR has suspended issuing remaining over-the-counter permits in turkey management zones 6 and 7 and reducing the number of over-the-counter permits in zones 4 and 5 by 25 percent. Turkey management zone 6 covers much of Washburn and Sawyer counties, zone 4 covers part of Washburn and all of Burnett and Polk counties. Although Department of Natural Resources biologists recognize that spring harvests do not play a significant role in wild turkey population dynamics, it is clear that prolonged periods of cold and deep snow have impacted turkeys throughout the northern part of the state. “The concerns we are hearing from turkey hunters are justified,” stated Scott Walter, DNR upland wildlife ecologist. “The deep and persistent snow cover across the northern counties this winter has limited turkey movements. Those flocks without access to adequate food sources are having a difficult time, and mortality could be significant locally. “Wild turkeys were successfully reintroduced to Wisconsin through a broad partnership that was based on exactly the kind of interest and commitment being ex-

pressed by our hunters, and their successful management will continue to incorporate input from the engaged hunters who care about our turkey resource.” The decision was made to hold back on issuing the remaining 426 over-the-counter permits in zones 6 and 7, as winter impacts were likely to be most severe in these far-northern zones given the relative lack of an agricultural food base and large tracts of unbroken forest. The 25-percent reduction in zones 4 and 5 will result in 866 fewer permits being issued. These reductions were put into place to help address concerns that turkey flocks may have suffered significant local losses in areas where they did not have access to adequate food. Permit levels will be reduced by 25 percent in each of the time periods for which over-the-counter permits are available. “I think this is a great solution that adequately embraces biology yet directly addresses our hunters concerns,” said Rob Bohmann, chair of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. “This response from the department indicates they not only apply sound science to turkey management, but they also consider input from those most directly impacted by the decisions they make.” Hunters interested in purchasing permits for any zone can check the updated over-the-counter permit avail-

ability information by visiting and searching keyword turkey. Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Each zone will have a designated sales date with sales starting at 10 a.m. and running through midnight each day. The remaining scheduled sales dates are: Zone 4, Thursday, March 20, and zone 5, Friday, March 21. Remaining permits for all zones will go on sale on Saturday, March 22. Though this winter was unusually severe, weather is recognized as the primary factor nudging turkey populations up or down through time. Warm, dry springs lead to good production levels, and mild winters foster high survival in the north, according to Walter. “Hunters can expect that the number of turkeys they see, and their success, will vary from year to year in response to recent spring and winter weather conditions,” said Walter. “Reducing permit levels will certainly keep a few more birds on the landscape this spring, but good production in coming springs will be the trigger that gets turkeys back on track in the north.” — Danielle Moe with information from the DNR

Insect pollinators presentation offered at Spooner SPOONER — UW-Extension is hosting a presentation on The Importance of Insect Pollinators on Food Production by Dr. Christelle Guedot, UW-Extension entomologist. A seminar will be Friday, March 21, 10 a.m., at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station. Bees are the most important insect pollinators, providing essential pollination services in food production and

natural ecosystems. Learn about some of our native bees and strategies you can employ in your backyards and farms for conserving and enhancing pollinators.  Guedot joined the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin in October 2012 as the fruit crop entomologist and extension specialist.  Her research focuses on developing and refining effective, economical

and environmentally sound integrated pest management strategies for insect pests, and determining the importance of pollinators and developing strategies for conserving and enhancing pollination services for fruit crops in Wisconsin. For more information, please call 715-635-3506. — from UWEX

Area news at a glance CLINTON — The suspicious death of a 33-year-old man in the Town of Clinton early Monday, March 10, has been ruled a homicide and continues to be investigated by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. Dead from multiple gunshot wounds is 33-year-old Daniel J. Raven, Barron. At 12:32 a.m. a sheriff’s department dispatcher received a call of a man possibly dead at his residence on a turkey breeder farm about three miles north of Poskin where Raven was a farm manager. “At this time we are following up on leads and possible suspects in the case,” said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who said he would not reveal the type of weapon used in the crime. “We believe the public is not in any danger.” — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• RICE LAKE — A Rice Lake manufacturer has been issued a fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two workplace safety violations. Birchwood Manufacturing was fined a total of $4,590 for violations involving the con-

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners March 10 - $30 Cindy Masterman, Springbrook March 11 - $30 Avis Nordin, Shell Lake March 12 - $30 Donald Shoquist, Spooner March 13 - $30 Amy Wilhelm, Maplewood, Minn. March 14 - $30 Shannon Klopp, Shell Lake

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common word this year on the Polk County calendar listing committee meetings. Only five of the 10 possible meetings of the county board’s governing committees were held in January and February. Already for March, four committee meetings have been canceled and two more committees did not schedule meetings. That leaves two more still scheduled for the end of the month. The pattern of meetings in 2013 was similar. Polk County has 10 governing committees that oversee the activities of the county departments and review issues that may be forwarded

Register Memories 1954 - 60 years ago

• Donna Henderson, Shell Lake, was a member of a chorale group at Northland College. The group sang at five Wisconsin cities during a three-day tour. • A list of 38 girls of the Girls Club at Shell Lake Schools signed up to attend the Ice Follies in the Twin Cities. A candy sale added $4.20 to the treasury. • Charlotte Pinney was chosen Queen of the Wheels at the Rush City Rollerdome. Queens were selected on a point system based on frequency of attendance, distance traveled and popular vote. • The fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays at Hard’s Bar Café in Shell Lake was 35 cents for smoked fish or pike, potato salad or french fries, rye bread and pickles.

1964 - 50 years ago

Klopp’s 5th Ave Bar

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trol of hazardous energy, according to an OSHA investigation closed Monday, March 3. The control of hazardous energy covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start-up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy, could harm employees. The violations were found in an inspection Nov. 15, 2013, and classified as serious. Fines were initially set at $7,650, but were reduced. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• BALSAM LAKE — “Canceled” is the

• Carol Petz, 11-year-old sixth-grader at Shell Lake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Petz, won the Washburn County spelldown at the Spooner Experiment Station. She would represent the county at the Minneapolis Tribune spelling bee at the Leamington Hotel in Minneapolis. • Performing in the three-act comedy “The Little Dog Laughed” were Jane Peterson, John Schuster, Karen Schultz, Paul King, Susan Hoefer, Georgia Kastner, Greg Penning, JoAnne Lewis, Bill Banek, Herb Schrankel, Audrey Anderson, Liz Furchtenicht, Sandy Parks, Linda Mallo and Linda Jacobs. • Confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church were Dayle Krantz, June Mangelsen, Sharon Emblom, Donna Washkuhn, Bonnie Norton, Robert Meyer, Adolph Kirkreit, Robert Hall and Linda Emblom. The pastor was the Rev. Harold Ross. • Officers elected to the Timberland Beavers 4-H Club at the meeting held at the Erling Romsos’ were Verdel Erickson, president; David Lauritsen, vice president; Donna Crosby, secretary; Steven Folen, treasurer; and Linda Brekke, reporter. New members were Julie Lauritsen, Gwen and Steven Hefter, and James

to the monthly meetings of the county board. Each county board member is a member of two committees. The new 15-member Polk County Board will organize in mid-April. One of its first duties will be to decide on a new governing committee structure, including how many committees to establish and how many committee assignments each supervisor will have. With more than half of the 2014 meetings canceled or not scheduled, the supervisors may be starting that restructure already. — from the Inter-County Leader

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1974 - 40 years ago

• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Klabunde, Shell Lake, was completed destroyed by fire. The Klabundes operated the Swiss Chalet Supper Club and their home was located near the club. • The Shell Lake School Board approved the hiring of William Hrudka to act as a special education teacher’s aide. • Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Timothy A. Nickell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Nickell, Barronett, completed the Hospital Corps School. • With home delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Shell Lake Dairy was offering all flavors of ice cream for $1.09/gallon during the month of March.

1984 - 30 years ago

• Gateway Equipment Co., which opened as a John Deere farm equipment dealership, closed its doors. Owner Truman Smith said he was voluntarily closing the business after several months of operating at a loss. • Heading to Appleton for a weekend of bowling were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Glessing, Barb Degner, Mavis Schlapper, Deb Ekern and Donna Ness. They were guests of Eydie Marker. Donna continued on to Green Bay to visit Charley and Kathy Bauman. • Edward Elliott, longtime chairman of the Washburn County Board and member and officer of various area conservation and agriculture organizations, was honored by the University of Wisconsin Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. • Racing to first place in each age category in the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby were Steve Naglosky, 8; Aaron Smith, 9; and Eric Holmson, 10. They would advance to district competition in Rice Lake.

1994 - 20 years ago

• Car No. 157, owned and driven by Bruce Taber and Lynn Strand, Shell Lake,

finished the ice racing season at Staples Lake. In the end-of-the-season championship races, they took third in Class B men’s studded, fourth in Class B men’s nonstudded, fifth in Class A women’s studded, third in Class B women’s nonstudded and third in the sponsor’s race. The car was sponsored by Ray’s Sports Bar, Shell Lake; L&L Excavating, Sarona; and D&C Racing, Rice Lake. • Trish Williams, Shell Lake, won first place in the girls 13-year-old division at the Diocese of Superior Knights of Columbus annual diocesan free-throw contest. • Named to the West Lakeland AllConference girls basketball team from Shell Lake were Katie Hewitt, honorable mention; Tennille VanWyhe, second team; and Angie Parker, first team. • Laurie Stellrecht was elected the new chairman of Town and Country Days. Mary Mortensen replaced Stellrecht as secretary. Karen Quam was re-elected cochairman, and Jene Morey was re-elected treasurer.

2004 - 10 years ago

• Shell Lake students advancing to state solo and ensemble competition were Michelle Simpson, Jenna Dosch, Katie Grocke, Adelle Fredrickson, Payge Stanley, Tyler Fredrickson, Robbie VanSelus, Alex Roeser, Alyssa Degner, Claudia Berlin, Alex Mentele, Kelsey Bitney, Mya Dosch, Danielle Slater, Stephanie Hemshrot, Melanie Bryan, Jerrod Balser, Max Bryan, Amanda Zaloudek, Ben Kunselman, Matt Pesko and Anne Bitney. • Trent Vanderhoof, Shell Lake’s 171pound state wrestler, competed in the Senior All-Star Wisconsin/Minnesota Classic. • Shell Lake Junior High wrestlers qualifying to compete in state competition were Willie Christ, Drew Knoop and Michael Johnson. • Sharon Gramberg, teller at the Shell Lake State Bank, received her successful completion from the Frontline Relationship Banking School.


Piano for busy people to be offered at Spooner SPOONER — Your former piano teacher might not approve, but thousands have learned the secret of how to play piano without reading music. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done, mark Monday, March 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m., on your calendar. That’s when Spooner Community Education brings in Mark Blom to teach the nationally renowned How To Play Piano in Three Hours workshop.  Blom’s approach reveals how the pros play.   She has extensive experience as a professional pianist and instructor.  Having taught piano privately for many years,

Blom will share piano players’ tricks of the trade.  For over 22 years this workshop has brought seldom-taught and highly sought after information to more than 200,000 nationwide.  “While the classical approach stresses discipline and precision in playing, this approach stresses enjoyment and getting great sounds early on.  While precision is vital for classical music, this ‘pain-free’ method is more suitable for pop music of all kinds, from Broadway to rhythm and blues,” stated Blom.  Blom’s  class materials are accessible and practical, and allow a person with lit-

tle or no experience to start on the road to and eventually achieve professional playing skills. While knowing how to read the treble clef is a good foundation, many students take the workshop with no prior piano experience.  Students will learn how to use chords instead of traditional note-by-note music reading.  They’ll learn to use sheet music in an entirely new way that is extremely simple, and they’ll discover many of the magical shortcuts that the pros use to enhance their playing.  Blom  promises that after this workshop each student will know how to play any

pop tune with both hands using this system. Anyone interested in taking the workshop is welcome to send for a free pamphlet titled How To Read Music Notation In Just 30 Minutes!  Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Innovative Keyboard Instruction, 2841 S. Southwind Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85295. For more information, the cost of the class, or to register please call Spooner Community Education  at  715-635-0243. — from SCE

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Tuesday, April 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, April 2 • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County HCE meeting at UW-Extension meeting room, Spooner, 9:30 a.m. Program is a Burnett County co-op tour. The public is invited. Thursday, April 3 & Friday, April 4 • Spooner Community Blood Drive at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scriber St. across from the elementary school, Thursday 1-7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For an appointment call 800-733-2767.  Walk-ins welcome.  Thursday, April 3 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting 4 p.m. at the Hewitt Building in Shell Lake.

Tuesday, April 8 • Soup lunch at Hunt Hill in Sarona, noon- 1 p.m. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, April 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. Saturday, April 12 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Contact 715-635-9309, 715-4684017 or 715-222-4410. Tuesday, April 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, April 16 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, April 17 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Washburn County Historical Society annual meeting at the Hewitt Building in Shell Lake. Monday, April 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669.


Thursday, March 20 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school commons. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Friday, March 21 • He-Man volleyball tournament at 6 p.m., in the Shell Lake gym. Saturday, March 22 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Spooner Knights of Columbus blood drive, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Schedule an appointment online at drives. Sponsor code 3981 or contact Larry Ford at 715416-1100. • Shell Lake Arts Center’s film series The Art of Film will present “Take Shelter.” Please use the south entrance and follow signs to the cafeteria. Event starts at 7 p.m. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., at Northwind Book & Fiber bookstore, Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary at 715-468-2604. Sunday, March 23 • Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake will host the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge choir in a free performance at the 10 a.m. service. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Wednesday, March 26 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, March 27 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons.

Saturday, March 29 • United Women Veterans – Northwest Wisconsin and Maurice’s Fashion Show, 1 p.m., at the Hayward Veterans Community Center, 10534 Main St., Hayward. Please RSVP to 715-651-0482. All proceeds will benefit the United Women Veterans – Northwest Wisconsin Chapter. • Shell Lake Arts Center’s film series The Art of Film will present “Children of Men.” Please use the south entrance and follow signs to the cafeteria. Event starts at 7 p.m.



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Northwest Wisconsin Writers’ Festival to be held at UWBC RICE LAKE — A call for proposals has been issued to area writers and authors – novice and professional – to participate in the first-annual Northwest Wisconsin Writers’ Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County in Rice Lake. The festival’s coordinator is Joel Friederich, UWBC assistant professor

of English. The festival will open with a book discussion via Skype with Ruth Ozeki, author of “A Tale for the Time Being.” This will be followed by featured readings and a book fair, then individual and panel presentations in breakout sessions. The day will conclude with a keynote reading and presentation by Kao Kalia Yang, author of “The Latehomecomer,” and an authors

reception. Writers and authors, both published and unpublished, novice and professional, are invited to submit a proposal by Saturday, April 12, in order to participate in festival events. According to Friederich, there are four different events writers may participate in: propose an individual or panel presentation; be considered for a featured reader opening; re-

serve display table space where authors may display, sell, and sign publications; and participate in the authors reception in which the writer’s book will be purchased by the UWBC library and displayed. To receive a proposal form, contact Friederich at 715-234-8176, ext. 5467 or email — from UWBC

WCAHS announces new spay/neuter program SPOONER — Washburn County Area Humane Society is pleased to announce their new spay and neuter all pets lowincome program and also introduce the Thomas Fund. The Thomas Fund was established by a WCAHS member in memory of her beloved cat, Thomas. This fund will assist in reducing the cost of feline spay and neuters. The Thomas Fund is continuing to be funded by generous contributions by members and supporters of WCAHS. The new program will offer a greatly reduced cost for low-income families to have their companion animals altered. Prior to the new SNAP program, WCAHS provided a discount for dogs and cats through donations and some grants. Now, through a joint effort between WCAHS and Spooner Veterinary Clinic, they are able to make having your pet altered even more affordable.  WCAHS will discount an additional $25 from the SNAP program for all dog surgeries and an additional $30

from the Thomas Fund for all cat surgeries. These discounts are in addition to Spooner Vet Clinic’s special reduced prices for this program.  They hope that by offering a more affordable plan the number of unwanted kittens and puppies that come into the shelter each year will be greatly reduced. For more information on the new SNAP program, or to request an application, please call the shelter at 715-635-4720, email and include your name and address, or stop by the shelter  at 1400 Cottonwood Ave., Spooner, and pick up an application. A rabies vaccination is required prior to surgery. If your pet has a current rabies vaccination you will need to provide proof. If your pet is not current, a rabies vaccination will be given the day of surgery at an additional charge. Requirements will be listed along with other information in your application packet. For any information regarding this

Historical society meeting postponed SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 20, will be postponed until Thursday, April 3, at 4 p.m., at the Hewitt Building. The water main serving both the museum and the Hewitt Building is frozen, so there aren’t any rest room facilities.

Hopefully the water will be running by April, or it will be a very short meeting. A nominating committee will be selected to pick candidates for four board members and new officers at the Thursday April 17, annual meeting. — submitted by Rod Ripley

program,   please don’t contact Spooner Vet Clinic with inquiries or application requests as they will not be able to assist you. Over the past five years WCAHS’s SNAP program has helped alter over 300 companion animals for low-income families and individuals. They hope to see many more pets altered with the new, more affordable spay/neuter program. WCAHS also would like to remind everyone that all animals adopted from WCAHS are altered and vaccinated prior to adoption. With

programs such as SNAP, continued education to the public about the importance of spaying and neutering and insuring all animals adopted from WCAHS are also altered, they know they are doing their part in helping control the pet overpopulation problem in our area. If you would like to make a donation to either the SNAP or Thomas Fund, please note which program you would like your donation applied to. All donations are greatly appreciated. — from WCAHS

Looking to become a hospice volunteer? RICE LAKE — Caring individuals are needed to give a few hours a week to help those who are dying and their family members. A hospice training session will be held Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m., at Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Care, Rice Lake. The sessions

will run April 14 - May 8. To register, call 715-236-6255. To meet the needs of their hospice patients and family members, the Lakeview Medical Center Hospice Care Team provides training free of charge. They are specifically in need of volunteers with daytime availability. — from LMCHC

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RICE LAKE — The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert series, Fire and Renewal, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at UW-Barron County Fine Arts Building theater, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Chetek Lutheran Church. The concerts will be under the direction of guest conductor Aurélien

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n the March 25, 2004, edition of the Washburn County Register, Theresa Jensen shared the following in her column, Grins & Giggles. She wrote that she had received the writing from Art Swan. I thought it was cute enough to share again. I don’t know who actually wrote this version of “A Little Town Is …” but in a way many of us could have penned something similar.

A Little Town Is ...

A little town is the only place on earth where people past middle age are called

by their first name when they saunter down the street. A little town is where everybody knows everybody else’s car by sight and also where and when it goes. A little town is when you get the wrong number, you can talk for 15 minutes anyhow, if you want to. A little town is where the ratio of good people to bad people is something

like 200 to 1. A little town is where it is hard for anybody to walk to work for exercise because it takes too long to stop and explain to people in cars who stop, honk and offer a ride. A little town is where city folks say there is nothing to do, but those who live there don’t have enough nights in the week to make all the meetings and social functions. A little town is where everyone becomes a neighbor in case of need. A little town is where businesses struggle for survival against city stores

and shopping centers. A little town is where those same businessmen dig deep many times to help with countless fundraising projects. A little town is where many teenagers say there’s nothing to do and then are surprised to learn that their big-city peers are saying the same thing. A little town, when all said and done, is a nice place in which to live. And a little town knows all the news before it is published. They just read the hometown paper to see if the editor gets it right!

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson Area writers corner by Sylvia Oberle “There’s an owl on a fence post in the lane and it’s all white.” Those were the words of my husband quite a few years ago. He wanted to share something he thought wondrous: an owl, white as snow, sitting in the lane, and in broad daylight. I took a brief look, smiled and went back to work, since we had five children under 7 at the time. Of course, I had more to worry about than birds! After that, we noticed the snowy owl on our farm every year in February or March. I would see “Snowy” catching mice in our north field as I stood watching from my kitchen window while doing dishes. When it flew into the white mist, it seemed to vanish in thin air. The year before last, I stood at my window watching a couple of friends, hunters from town. They had shot a coyote in our swamp and were pulling it across the north field. Suddenly, the snowy owl fluttered near, flying in a half circle right up to the window as if to say, “Help me!” And I worried the owl might never return. I didn’t see the owl last year, but this year I took a walk on the only day that we had 29 degrees. Wow! Surprise! Snowy flew right over my head, perching on the wire

above. “You’re back,” I called. I took a picture with my point-and-shoot camera, wishing I had my big camera. Later, the owl sat on the top of the silo like king of the world. Since I’m a neophyte birder now, I listened and read the facts about this beautiful bird. It’s nearly pure white with varying small dark markings, round head, yellow eyes, and feet covered with white feathers. The female is larger than the male, weighing about 4-1/2 pounds, making it one of the heaviest owls. It’s a quiet bird, though it does have a high-pitched whistle during territorial squabbles and muffled hoot during breeding. This owl is thought to mate for life. The DNR reports an especially good year to sight these owls. They have reported 271 counted so far this year. The snowy owls come down from Canada to hunt rodents here: mice, voles and small rabbits. They move down from Canada in search of food when lemmings are not plentiful or when their own population there gets too high, the young owls come in search of food here in Wisconsin. It’s a sweet memory, now, the day my husband cared

to share a snowy owl sighting with me. It just makes me know those moments are not savored enough during this everyday struggle to make ends meet. So let’s take heed: we can all enjoy the birds of the air. Remember to take a little time out for nature’s beauty. The snowy owl sits atop a pole. — Photo by Sylvia Oberle

Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir to perform in Shell Lake Inspiring choir composed of adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions DULUTH, Minn. — Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake will host the Minnesota Adult and Teen Chal-

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PHOTOS ABOVE & CENTER: Local maple syrup producers have begun tapping maple trees to be prepared for the first big sap flow of the season. This tree is already beginning to show some sap flow. PHOTO AT RIGHT: Dan Harrington, a maple syrup producer in Shell Lake, places the bucket that will collect the sap from the maple tree he just tapped.  Local maple syrup producers have begun tapping maple trees to be prepared for the first big sap flow of the season. – Photos by Danielle Moe

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Shell Lake youth and middle school wrestlers compete at River Falls state qualifier

RIVER FALLS — Eleven wrestlers from the Shell Lake Youth and Middle School program competed in the River Falls Youth State Qualifier Tournament Saturday, March 15.  The River Falls state qualifier is one of eight qualifying tournaments that takes place in Wisconsin and typically has the largest number of participants,  with this year’s event proving no different with 680 wrestlers.  Wrestlers placing first or second move on to the Wisconsin Kids Folkstyle State Championships in Madison on March 28-29.  “Given the large number of participants, the brackets proved to be very challenging, and everyone wrestled extremely hard,” commented coach Byron Hopke.   Cassie Lawrence, who did not have an opponent in her bracket, will be making her second trip and is going as

the defending state champion. Brady Lehnherr will be making his first trip to Madison as will Koy Hopke who pinned all four of his opponents. This will be Kale Hopke’s fourth trip to Madison. Carter Lawrence is an alternate and could be invited, due to his third-place finish. Dominick Ricci and Jameson Lucas, fourth-place finishers, had very tough brackets and battled the entire day. This was Brooke Lehnherr’s first time at regionals and ran into strong competition in finishing fourth as well. Sean Heckel, Tyler Schunck and Kevin Retzlaff did not place, however, all three wrestled hard with all three losing to opponents who ended up qualifying for state.

Results Cassie Lawrence, first place Koy Hopke, 4-0, first place Kale Hopke, 2-0, first place                Brady Lehnherr, 3-1, second place Carter Lawrence, 2-2, third place               Dominick Ricci, 4-2, fourth place Jameson Lucas, 4-2, fourth place Brooke Lehnherr, 0-3, fourth place Sean Heckel, 0-2, DNP Tyler Schunck, 0-2, DNP      Kevin Retzlaff, 1-2, DNP. - submitted

A great week for Spooner Middle School wrestlers CUMBERLAND/CORNELL — The Spooner Middle School wrestling program had another great week of wrestling.  The team traveled to Cumberland on Tuesday, March 11, and to Cornell on Thursday, March 13. Spooner wrestlers won 27 matches, while only losing 11.  Of those they won, they recorded 23 pins while only giving up three.  “This is a surprising statistic!  We have been preaching to our wrestlers to not get pinned and it looks like they are taking our advice,”  commented coach Griffith.  “Although you would hope your wrestler would win, it gives us great pride in that our wrestlers never give up and strive not to get pinned.”  Those getting pins for the Rails on Tuesday were Carter Melton, one; Triston Ostrom, two; Chase Melton, one; Dawson LaRue, two; Garrett Borrelli, two; Brett Jepson, three; James Anders, three; Josh Carroll, three; Billy Hagberg, two; Isaiah

Skidmore, two; Gavin Tucker, two; and Triston Anders, one. At Cornell, the Rails faced stiff competition and many matches were won by points. “As wrestlers improve, we increase their ranks.  After our last two meets, most of our wrestlers moved up and are now facing better competition.  It is my goal to challenge each wrestler to continue to improve and wrestle the best they can,”  Griffith said.  The Spooner team won 27 matches, giving up 13 losses and only getting 13 pins.  “Although we didn’t get as many pins, we only gave up one pin for the whole night.  With that many matches, both Coach Melton and I are really impressed by that statistic and our young team,” Griffith mentioned.  Those getting pins for the team were Alex Daniels, two; Sarah Adamson, two; Chase Melton, one; Justin Meister, two; Brett Jepson, one; Josh Carroll,

Brody Jepson pinned for a win against his Bloomer opponent 4-0. — Photo submitted

one; Tucker, two; Bryce Carroll, one; and Brody Jepson, one. The Rails wrestling team traveled to Hayward on Tuesday, March 18. They will travel to Northwood at Minong on

Thursday, March 20, before hosting their home match on Tuesday, March 25. All matches are free to spectators.  The Rails hope that you would come out and support the team. — from SMSWP

Wilderness hockey team hosts playoff games Game three tonight, March 19

SPOONER — The Junior A Wisconsin Wilderness hockey team will host two playoff games, Wednesday, March 19, and Friday, March 21. The Wilderness is looking to upset their American rivals, the Minnesota Iron Rangers, in the first round of the Superior International Junior Hockey League that has four Canadian teams and two American teams in the league. Two of the teams in the league, the Fort Francis Lakers and the Thunder Bay North Stars, are two of the top teams in all of Canada, bringing national respect and attention to the league. The Iron Rangers aren’t far behind as they finished third in the league and continually play the Wilderness tough in every contest. On Friday, March 14, the Wilderness fell to the Iron Rangers in their first game of the best-of-seven series. The Iron Rangers bested the Wilderness in a 2-5 contest.

Sunday, March 16, the second game of the series was played in Minnesota and saw the Wilderness falling to the Rangers in a close contest that saw the Iron Rangers separate themselves in the third period, fighting out the victory 3-4. Of notable mention is the recent play of Wilderness forward No. 24, Darrick Howard. Howard, of Anchorage, Alaska, scored two goals in Sunday’s game and had a goal and an assist in game two. During the last regular season home game on Monday, March 10, the Wilderness were the recipients of a very generous community outpouring for the Zach Kraft cancer benefit project. Kraft, Wilderness team captain, was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. The violent game of hockey assisted in the discovery of the tumor just in time to increase the odds of recovery. The benefit game and surrounding events raised nearly $9,000 as generous community members bid on and bought raffle tickets for items donated to the cause. The donations for the event were mostly

Zach Kraft is shown with Wayne Hanson, a high bidder at the benefit auction held Monday, March 10.

made by local businesses and individuals. Kraft, who is, naturally, appreciative, was in attendance and was overwhelmed by the support he received. The Wilderness extends gratitude to Katie Geary for her extra effort in setting up the benefit event. Lars Geary, Katie Geary, Amber Anderson, coach John McCreary, the Fredrickson family and the Cook family put forth extraordinary effort to make the benefit a

success. Wednesday, March 19, and Friday, March 21, at the Spooner Ice House at 7 p.m., the Wilderness host the Iron Rangers in game three and four of their sevengame series to decide the first round of the SIJHL playoffs. - submitted

Local athletes compete in Lambeau Leap Mike Miller, left, and Zach Kraft at the benefit held for Kraft. — Photos submitted

GREEN BAY — The Lambeau Leap Gymnastics Meet was held Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, in Green Bay. Competing with Deutsch’s Gymnastics Training Center from Rice Lake were Kipsters Meghan Stone, Shell Lake; and Samantha Martin, Spooner. In level 5 for ages 13 and up, Stone had a personal best on beam with 8.0. She

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NW Icemen bantams earn second place in state competition

Kevin Retzlaff, Spooner, competed in a wrestling tournament on Sunday, March 9, in Verona near Madison. He wrestled very well on the day, The NW Icemen bantam team traveled to Waupun for the 3A state hockey tournament on the weekend of March 8-9. grinding out wins on his way to the championship match. In the finals of his eight-man bracket, he wrestled tough, almost pining his opponent With their first win over Waupaca 11 to 3, the Icemen played their second game against Baldwin, winning the game with only 16 seconds on the clock, 3 to 2.  The Icemen advanced to the championship round Sunday, March 9, where they faced off several times, on his way to his first-place finish. — Photo submitted with West Salem only to come up short, placing the NW Icemen bantams in second place. — Photo submitted

Spooner wrestlers attend WWF RIVER FALLS — On Saturday, March 15, the Spooner youth wrestling team traveled to River Falls to compete in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Youth Regional. They had 684 wrestlers competing that day and the top two wrestlers in each weight bracket qualified for the youth state tournament in Madison. Spooner had 13 wrestlers competing throughout the day. “ I was very proud of how hard everyone wrestled. They all

gave it their best effort and represented Spooner well,” stated coach Andrew Melton. Out of the 13 wrestlers competing, Spooner had Gabby Skidmore and Sara Adamson both place first in the girls division. In the boys division Chase Melton and Josh Carroll both placed second. All four will be competing at state on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29. — from Spooner Athletic Department

Competing in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Youth Regional from Spooner top row (L to R): Brody Jepson and Conner Melton. Middle: Brett Jepson, Isaiah Skidmore, Billy Hagberg, Sara Representing Spooner at state will be Sara Adamson, Gabby Skidmore, Chase Melton and Josh Adamson and Gabby Skidmore. Bottom: Carter Melton, Bryce Carroll, Chase Melton, Josh Carroll Carroll. and Alex Daniels. Not pictured:  Gavin Tucker. — Photos submitted

Crane counters needed WASHBURN COUNTY — On Saturday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., the International Crane Foundation will sponsor the 39th-annual Midwest Crane Count, one of the largest citizen-based wildlife surveys in the world. People are invited to join over 2,000 volunteer participants spread over 100 counties in six states — Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. New volunteers interested in taking part should contact local county coordinator Judy Haseleu, 715-468-4300. ICF sponsors the Annual Midwest Crane Count as a part of its efforts to preserve and study the world’s 15 species of cranes and the natural communities on which they depend. Sandhill cranes once experienced severe population declines in the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Upper

Midwest, but have recovered successfully. Observations of the abundant sandhill cranes can lend insight into the endangered crane species of the world. One local example is the flock of whooping cranes being released in central Wisconsin. There are now close to 100 whooping cranes in this reintroduced population, and crane counters may have a chance of sighting a whooping crane during the count. In an effort to efficiently collect, analyze and share crane count data, ICF has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society’s program, a real-time, online birding checklist and database. This online program has revolutionized the way birding communities report and access information about birds and their distribution across North America. All obser-

vations made on April 12 will be entered into eBird, helping ICF continue to head toward a paperless process. For more information on the Annual Midwest Crane Count, visit cranecount.

org and contact Haseleu, or Sara Gavney Moore, ICF communications specialist, at 608-356-9462, ext. 155, — from ICF

Youth baseball and softball registrations due

SHELL LAKE — Registration deadline for Shell Lake youth baseball and softball program is Friday, March 21. Students in prekindergarten through eighth grade may pick up registration forms from coach Lehnherr or from any of the school offices. The three back-toback papers include a registration form, concussion sign form for athletes and par-

ents, and information on concussions for parents and athletes to keep. All forms must be filled out, signed and returned with the registration fee. After registration, teams will be assigned and scheduled, coaches will be lined up and equipment will be made available. — from Shell Lake Athletic Department


Schumacher named valedictorian, Schmock is photo contest winner Osterhues salutatorian at Spooner High School SPOONER — The Spooner High School Class of 2014 is preparing for graduation on Friday, May 23, 7 p.m., in the high school gym. Brooke Schumacher has been named the class valedictorian and Paige Osterhues is the salutatorian. Schumacher has grown up in Spooner with her parents, Donavon and Rachel Schumacher, and younger siblings, Brady and Lexie. She has played volleyball throughout high school. She is a member of the forensics team and has participated in the categories of prose and group interpretation. Different clubs of which she has been a part include being a leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the president of National Honor Society, and a member of Expert Engineers and student council. She has been an active member of the Shell Lake Full Gospel Church and youth groups and Spooner Wesleyan youth group through high school. After she graduates, she plans on pursuing the occupational therapy field, starting out at Western Te c h n i c a l College in La Crosse. “I am thankful to have grown up in such a Paige Osterhues, Spooner wonderful High School salutatorian. place and

greatly appreciate all the support I’ve been given from my community, school, family and friends through the years,” commented S c h u m acher. Osterhues’ parents a re Damian and Brooke Schumacher, Spooner Tracy OsterHigh School valedictorian. hues and she has two — Photos submitted younger brothers, Brant and Chase. Throughout high school she has been involved in many activities and clubs including National Honor Society, upward bound, class council, Spanish club, forensics, volleyball, soccer, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has participated in various community activities such as local community dinners, missions trips, vacation Bible school and church groups. She has been employed at Red Cross Pharmacy since her freshman summer.  Osterhues plans to attend the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in the fall and major in microbiology while minoring in Spanish. She plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in medicine and move on to a graduate program to become a physician assistant. —with information from SAHS

Spooner High School student Larissa Schmock, daughter of Howard and Leann Schmock, won the fifth-annual CESA 11 STAR Academy Student Photography Contest. Her photo is featured on the cover of CESA 11’s 2014 STAR Academy brochure and on the CESA 11 STAR Academy website, STAR Academy is a summer professional development initiative for educators being held July 28-Aug. 7, at CESA 11 in Turtle Lake. The Spooner School District and Larissa Schmock’s family received a framed print of her winning photo and a $200 award from CESA 11. Shown (L to R): Connie Erickson, CESA 11 STAR Academy director; Jennifer Peterson, Spooner High School principal; Jerry Walters, CESA 11 agency administrator; Larissa Schmock; and nominating teacher Katrina Dohm, Spooner High School art teacher. — Photo submitted

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Camera club has photo shoot

ABOVE: Jan Killian and Sue Wallace were several photographers from the Northern Lights Camera Club sharing their talents at the Spooner nursing home on Saturday, March 8. Twenty-five residents had their portraits taken to share with their families. LEFT: Tracy, Theresa and Larry LaPorte pose with their mother and grandmother, Delores Haley, for a family photo at the Spooner nursing home. This is the fourth year that the Northern Lights Camera Club has given back to the community by donating their time and talents to help preserve memories. . — Photos by Larry Samson

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Shell Lake Cub Scout Pack 62 held their Pinewood Derby recently. — Photo by Jeannine Richardson


Carlton Miller, left, and Dyllan RootFankhauser, right, demonstrate to Bosch representatives (not pictured) and Anne Bryan, Shell Lake School District staff member, how a robotic windshield mechanism, made from one of 18 robotics kits, works. Bosch donated nearly $20,000 to the school district, $5,000 for robotics, $3,000 for the Science Olympiad program and $11,500 for the school’s technology and engineering department. — Photo courtesy of SLSD

by Marian Furchtenicht

This past week Ma Nature has been good to us weatherwise with some sunny days and shrinking snow. It’s nice to see roads and rooftops again but don’t get your hopes up that spring is here, just because that’s what the calendar says. Our community is saddened in the death of Trudy Druschba, 51, Shell Lake, after her courageous battle with cancer. Trudy grew up just north of Sarona, daughter of the late Harold and Hazel (Pum) Stromberg. She leaves her husband, Greg, and son Aaron, and one sister, Sandi Bedner and her family from Haugen. Trudy was a very sweet and smiling gal, dedicated to her job, loved and will be dearly missed by many. Sympathy is extended. Also sympathy to the family of Bob Becker who left this world last week. He was a very kind and likeable man. He brought a Christmas tree to my elderly mom for several years when he had his tree plantation in the Town of Crystal. Folks always enjoyed his Boot Print articles he wrote in area newspapers. Gene and Carlotta Romsos baby-sat granddaughters Taylor and Morgan of Hayward recently while their folks went with a group on a fun outing to northwestern Wyoming up in the high country at the continental divide. Their son, who is owner of the Hayward Marina, has been going there for the past 20 years. They have a guide and stay at a lodge while there and always have a great time. After bringing the girls home, Gene and Carlotta visited a friend, Lynette Flottum Johnson, in Hayward. Elfreda West was at a get-together on Saturday at Mark and Debbie West’s for granddaughter Gina’s birthday when Shawn, Gina Noterman and boys Levi and Chase were up from Shakopee, Minn. Dick and Charlotte Shover just returned from a wonderful two weeks in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Rocky and Pat Semm went to their daughter, Suzie, and Seth Sundeen’s, in Elk Mound on Sunday. Others there were Lisa and Matt Stodola and the twins, Christopher and Cole, and Mary and Todd Doanes, Drew and Nicole of Rice Lake. They were celebrating the March birthdays. The Stodola boys turned 14, little Paige Sundeen turned 4 on the 10th and Todd’s birthday was on

St. Patrick’s Day. Pat reports grandson Jacob Stodola and Drew Doanes attended the state basketball tournaments in Madison on Friday and Saturday. The Rice Lake team took second place. Congrats to them. Paige Skluzacek, Shell Lake, and Karen Del Fiacco, Spooner, who work at the Shell Lake Public Library, stopped Monday night to visit Virginia Stodola who used to work at the library. Marilyn Zimmerman had a get-together with some of her Rice Lake Class of 1972 for a once-a-month girls gettogether. About a dozen were there. This time it was held at Beer Cheese and Blooms in Rice Lake on Wednesday night. Andy and Emily Frey, Spooner, had his folks, Pat and Laurie and her mom and dad from Rice Lake, Grandpa Ken Harmon and young Ken and Anton and Gloria Frey over for Sunday night supper. The occasion was Andy’s 23rd birthday. Anton Frey was at the VA in the Twin Cities for a hearing checkup on Thursday. Janet and Marilyn Zimmerman took in the entertainment at Cheska Opera in Haugen Friday night. The Backwoods Boys performed and they report it was very enjoyable. Sunday I attended a baby shower for my only granddaughter, Sara, held at Heidi Mathison’s home in Cumberland. Sara’s husband’s side of the family hosted the shower. Sister Nell Lee, Hayward, visited me Monday morning after attending a meeting for the county board. A happy birthday is wished for Jerry Curtiss, Dawn Rummel, Tyler Zaloudek, and Tyler Bohn, March 20; Brian Zimmerman, Tyler Odden and Bryce Halverson, March 21; Robin Fate, March 22; Judy Siede, March 23; Linda Dahle and Raeleigh Ripplinger, March 24; Lauren Knutson, March 25; and Sue Weathers, Christina Gallo, Allen Loew and Madelyn Taylor, March 26. Anniversary wishes to these couples: Joel and Christi Anderson, March 20; Dudley and Delores Livingston, March 21; Dick and Marie Nelson, March 22; and Brady and Michelle Jepson and John and Julie Sweet, March 23.


On the cold morning of January 6, we lost our home to a house fire. The outpouring of help and donations from the community were overwhelming. We would like to thank the Shell Lake and Spooner Fire Department for doing what they could to save our home. Thank you to Steve Hemshrot, Clifford and Jason Thompson for helping save some personal items. Thank you to the many local citizens, businesses and organizations, friends, family and strangers who helped us by donating clothes, toys, household items, monetary donations, door prizes, gift certificates, etc. to the Allen Family Fire Benefit. Thank you to all that helped prepare and organize our benefit and a special thank-you to John and Nancy Leckel for the wonderful spaghetti sauce and to the band Those Guys for the great music and use of their PA system. Thank you for the support and help you have all given our family during this time of need to help our family begin our new chapter of our life.

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Barronett Lutheran 776 Prospect Ave., Barronett Pastor Todd Ahneman 715-671-3197 (cell) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. The Spirit Connection Youth Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

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(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. with Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Praise worship with Holy Communion, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

312 Elm St., Spooner 715-635-3227 Rev. Jack Starr Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Lakeview United Methodist Williams Road, Hertel 715-635-3227 Rev. Jack Starr Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.

Church of the Nazarene

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Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor Patrick Cooper, Student Ministries; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship and 9 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Family night, kids, youth and adult programming, nursery provided.


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Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; Youth group, 6:30 p.m.; Kids program, AWANA, ages 4 - grade 6, 6:30 p.m.

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he school of suffering has many graduates. It seems that most of them provide insight into the grace and mercy of God for those willing to hear them speak. King David was a graduate of this school. What he learned about suffering is revealed in the sixth Psalm. He begins by describing his pain and the fear he has of his enemies. He shares with us a list of symptoms that most of us have experienced at one time or another: emotional stress, crying, sleepless nights, being attacked by others. However, when he cried out to God for help, God heard him and healed him. Whatever brought about the distress of David was relieved when he called on God for his mercy. Here we find a pattern for us to follow when we need God to rescue us from our sin and suffering. First, he asked God not to abandon or punish him. Then he asked for God’s compassion and care, admitting that he was weak, “sick at heart,” and could not handle the situation by himself. He described his weeping as so intense that “my bed is wet with tears.” He was remorseful for what he had done and what God might do to punish him. So, he cried out for God’s “unfailing love” and knew that God heard him, and he was able to declare with confidence, “The Lord has heard my crying and my plea (and) the Lord will answer my prayer.” God always hears and answers the prayers of anyone at any time who asks for his forgiveness. There are no limits to his love or conditions for his grace. Visit us at Guido Gardens, Metter, Ga.

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK Here is a dog that might be right for you, She’s young and she’s sweet, she is just under 2. A Jack Russell mix, oh imagine the fun, She will need exercise and a place she can run Alone is one thing she would rather not be, She is happier when she has your company. She’ll snuggle up close and stay right by your side, And if I’m not mistaken, she likes a car ride. Phoebe’s her name and she’s ready to go, There isn’t a second this girl doesn’t glow. Dogs for adoption: 3-year-old male black Lab; 1-year-old neutered brindle Staffordshire terrier mix; 1-1/2-year-old spayed JRT mix; 2-year-old male chocolate Lab mix; 12-year-old spayed brindle Staffordshire terrier and a 2-year-old black/white female pit bull mix. Cats for adoption: 5-month-old female black shorthair; 1-1/2-year-old neutered black/brown shorthair tiger; 7-year-old neutered/declawed black mediumhair; 5-year-old neutered orange/white Maine coon mix; 1-year-old neutered black shorthair; 1-year-old female brown/black shorthair tiger; 1-year-old spayed black/gray shorthair tabby; 6-month-old female black/white shorthair; 8-month-old male black shorthair; 8-month-old female shorthair black/brown tiger; 10-month-old white/black/brown shorthair tiger; 7-month-old black female shorthair; 3-year-old female gray longhair; 2-year-old neutered gray/white shorthair tiger; and two senior altered/declawed shorthair cats, one female, one male, both black. Strays include:  Male gray/white shorthair found on County Line Road, Spooner, and an older female tan/ white shih tzu found in Trego. For more information please visit our website at 

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Monday, March 24: Tater-tot hotdish, sliced carrots, applesauce, burst o’ lemon muffin. Tuesday, March 25: Split-pea soup and crackers, egg salad on bun, fruit juice, raspberry peach. Wednesday, March 26: Meat loaf, baked potato, sour cream, green beans, banana cream pie. Thursday, March 27: Turkey a la king over biscuit, peas and carrots, brownies. Friday, March 28: Fish sandwich, broccoli salad, peach halves, juice. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.

Patty Larson, Rapid City, S.D.; and grandson Travis Larson; along with many foster children and friends. A Celebration of Life was held March 15 at the Salvation Army Chapel in Rapid City, S.D.

Trudy L. Druschba

Trudy L. Druschba, 51, Shell Lake, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Indianhead Medical Center after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born June 11, 1962, in Spooner, to Harold and Hazel “Pum” (Baker) Stromberg, and graduated from Spooner High School in 1980. Trudy earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in medical record technology from CVTC in 1982, then worked for Indianhead Medical Center briefly. She moved to Houston, Texas, and worked in medical records at several hospitals from 1984-1987. Trudy returned to Shell Lake in 1987 and was employed at Indianhead Medical Center, as manager of health information until the present day. She was united in marriage to Gregory Druschba on June 16, 1990, at the Shell Lake United Methodist Church. Trudy was a caring, loving woman. She truly enjoyed life - summer days at the lake, walking her two Labs and flower gardening. Trudy had a special love for horses, she enjoyed riding, was a former Heart of the North Rodeo Queen and a member of the Spooner Rodeo Association. She gave of herself freely, being involved in

many local events and organizations. This included the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life where she served as honorary chairperson in 2010. She served on the board of Indianhead Community Health Care as president and vice president coordinating the American Red Cross blood drives for the past 16 years, and assisted with the Life Line program. Trudy was also an avid Packer fan. She most loved being a mother to Aaron. Trudy will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Greg, Shell Lake; her son, Aaron Druschba, Eau Claire; and many aunts, uncles, other relatives, special friends and her IMC family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake, with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Aaron Druschba, Greg Druschba, Pat Aardappel, Fred Johnson, John Sereno and Bruce Walker. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Dean E. Johnson

Dean E. Johnson, 66, Barronett, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Shell Lake, to Earl and Amy (Swan) Johnson. Dean spent his early years working on the family farm until graduating from Shell Lake High School in 1966. Dean then went to school in Rice Lake to pursue a career in woodworking. After graduation, he moved to the Twin Cities, and there he found a career at Aaron Carlson, as a union journeyman cabinetmaker for 30 years. While there, he met the love of his life, Darlene Kujawa, whom he married Sept. 20, 1969. Dean and Darlene made their home in Fridley, Minn., where they had three beautiful children. In 1997, Dean had the opportunity to fulfill his dream of returning to the family farm in Barronett. After a few jobs, he was able to complete his dream, becoming selfemployed. In 2000, he started Johnson Custom Cabinetry at the family farm. Dean was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and walking in the woods. He always had to see what was over the next hill. Deer hunting season was

Dean Throughout his life Dean touched many lives. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, Barronett; daughter Sherrie (Kevin) McFarland, Jupiter, Fla.; sons Keith (Jenny) Johnson, St. Michael, Minn., and Kenny (Ann) Johnson, Lino Lakes, Minn.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters Darlene (Allen) Timm, Bloomington, Minn., Naomi (Raymond) Kiminski, Moose Lake, Minn., Lynnette (James) Flottum, Hayward, and Corrine (Ron) Sonnenberg, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother and best friend, Pastor Dale Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake. Burial will be in LakeSide Cemetery, Barronett. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with local arrangements.

Pasqual “Pat” E. Rounce Pasqual “Pat” E. Rounce, 104, Shell Lake, joined her Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Glenview Assisted Living Center with her loving family by her side. She was born Jan. 4, 1910, in Cumberland, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Ranallo) Alfonse. Pat spent her early years in Cumberland and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1929. She was married in Pine City, Minn., on Oct. 17, 1929, to Everett Rounce, and they moved to his hometown of Shell Lake. They had two children, Kak and Joe. Pat spent 18 years as head cook for Shell Lake Schools, retiring in 1971. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Guild. Pat was also a member of the sewing club. She is survived by children, Kak (Darrel) Reinhart, Naples, Fla., and Joe (Nan) Rounce, Shell Lake; grandchildren, Dave (Barb) Reinhart, Tom (Anne) Reinhart, Jim

Kathyrn A. Krantz, 62, of Frederic, Wis., joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 14, 2014, at her home. She was born July 26, 1951, in Amery, Wis., to Joseph and Violet (Torgerson) Donatell. Kathy graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1969. She married Paul Strasser on Jan. 23, 1971, and she raised their three children. They later divorced. Kathy was remarried in Cumberland on Sept. 26, 1992, to Eugene Krantz who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1999. Kathy had many passions, which included enjoying coffee and conversation with loved ones, knitting, writing, gardening, canning and singing.  She loved sharing her faith with others and did so through multiple ministries.  Most notably, a singing ministry with her late husband, Gene.  Recently she was involved with Grace Warriors (a telephone ministry) and Interfaith Ministries.  Family and friends will miss her plentiful hugs.

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Grayce Larson, 85, Nisland, S.D., and formerly of Shell Lake, went to be with the Lord on March 8, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Marlen Larson; daughters Pamela Nowell, Spearfish, S.D., and

(Joni) Reinhart, Jane (Eric) Baruch, Mary (Tom) Butler and Becky McQuade; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Everett, on Jan. 30, 2003, and five siblings and one grandson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake, with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Shell Lake. Pallbearers are Tom Reinhart, Darrel Reinhart, Jacob McQuade, Jared McQuade, Joel Folstad and Bob Sirianni. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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She is survived by two sons, Jay (Brandi) Strasser of Dresser, Wis., and Brian Strasser of Blaine, Minn.; one daughter, Jennifer Ferret of Blaine, Minn.; four grandchildren, Zachary Constant of Dresser, Sara Moss of Pound, Wis., Theodore Ferret of Blaine, Minn., and Michael Strasser of Eau Galle, Wis.; two sisters, Helen (the late Darrell) Peterson of Turtle Lake, Wis., and Darlene (Jerry) Perrin of Ramsey, Minn., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland, Wis., with Pastor Greg Lund officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. Pallbearers were Carl Perrin, Chad Perrin, Zachary Constant, Jim Donatell, Lyndon Koehn and Wendel Koehn.  Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.

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by Judy Pieper

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, a few days late. Hope you had a great time celebrating with the Irish. How anyone can drink green beer is beyond me, but I guess once a year might be OK. Actually, the closest thing I have to anything Irish is Pati-0 furniture. I know that is a terrible pun, but I’m going to leave it anyway. Duane and I usually go to Jordan, Minn., for a reunion with some of his old buddies on St. Patrick’s Day. Boy, I’ll tell you what, it’s hard to believe some of the wild tales they tell about when they were younger: drag racing on the roads, harassing the local policeman, getting into scuffles, etc. Now they are all very distinguished businesspeople; well, except for Duane, of course. Times change. I talked to two of the Hefty boys this week. I called out to Oregon to see how Steve is doing and was pleasantly surprised at how well he sounds. His son, Aaron, is still out there with him, and Steve said that he is very happy about that. I had sent a card to Steve awhile back, and it was returned because of an incorrect mailing address. I do have the right address now, so if you would like to send him a card or letter, give me a call. And, I called Curt to brag about our warm weather at the beginning of the week. Well, at the beginning of last week, is what I meant. When Curt answered his phone, he told me that he was standing outside in the warm sunshine without a jacket on. Well! Come to find out, he wasn’t at home in Anchorage, he was down in Texas visiting Gus. Bragging about the warm weather kind of backfired on me. Anyway, he and Mary Kay had flown down to Billings, Mont., and then drove to Oklahoma to visit some friends and then on to Texas to visit with Gus and Jan. Doug and Pat Sweet were in Spooner on Saturday at Brad Semm’s home to help celebrate his birthday. Also present were Lee and Carol Johnson, Sandy Chartrand and Rocky and Pat Semm. They played cards and had lots of food and cake. They had a great time and, I know Pat wouldn’t want to brag, but the ladies did beat the

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by Pauline Lawrence

Isn’t it wonderful to see those snowbanks shrinking? Yes, they’ve gone down a lot. Don’t see much water though so it must be going in the ground. Understand we’re to get more snow this week. A very happy birthday to Marie Lawrence as she enjoys her special day on March 20. Have a wonderful day Marie. March 20, a very happy birthday to Loren Rawling, Shane Denotter and also to Aaron LaVeau. Have a great day. March 21, a very happy birthday to my granddaughter, Rylee Ladd, who turns 10 years old. Have a great day Rylee. Happy birthday to Homer Melton on March 22 as he enjoys his special day with lots more to come. March 23, a very happy birthday to Warren Quam as he enjoys his special day with many more. Rana Cooper, a very happy birthday to you on March 22 with many more to come. March 24, a very happy birthday to Jim Mogenson as he enjoys his special day with more to come. Lynette LaVeau, a happy birthday to you on March 24. Enjoy your special day. March 26, a very happy birthday to Laurel Stellrecht, to Kim Crosby and to Kim Hotchkiss, with lots more to come. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Trudy Druschba, who passed away. A visitation was held Monday night at Skinner Funeral Home. Her funeral was held Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. Sympathy to the family of Dean Johnson who passed away in Arizona at the age of 66. Saturday there was a birthday blast for Marie and Warren Quam at their home. Their children made yummy lasagna. Attending were Tim and Sue Pederson, Stephanie and her honey, Corey, Megan and her fiancé NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST OF ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT - CITY OF SHELL LAKE

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 5.84 a test of electronic voting equipment will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 11 a.m., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First St., Shell Lake, 601803 31r WNAXLP Wis. This test is open to the public. Andrew Eiche, City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer


Washburn County is accepting applications for the part-time, evening-shift Custodian position with the Maintenance Department. This position performs a variety of cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance tasks. Qualified candidates must have knowledge and experience in custodial and maintenance procedures, the use of janitorial supplies and equipment and the use of lawn care and snow removal equipment. High School diploma or equivalent is required. Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Starting salary is $14.17$15.62/hour and includes benefit package. Download an employment application from the county website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday April 601787 31-32r 11, 2014. EOE.

guys in the card games. Happy birthday, Brad. I spent most of last week at Jim and Summer Marsh’s home in Rice Lake. I stayed with the kids while Jim and Summer were basking in the warm sunshine in the Dominican Republic. I didn’t see much of Maddy and Olivia, they have lives of their own and were pretty busy with school activities and friends. But, Wrig and I spent a lot of time together. I loved it. Oh Friday, though, his Grandma Diana came to stay with him. I was really hoping he would cling to my leg and beg me not to leave, but that was definitely not the case. He seemed genuinely happy to see Grandma Diana. He is such a fickle little guy. Bet he’ll be a real heartbreaker when he’s a teenager. And, Tru Lehmann had a sleepover at our house on Saturday night. She went to church with us Sunday morning and then we met Jim and Wrig at the Red Brick for breakfast. Grandkids, and great-grandkids, are the absolute best. Duane and I went to Shell Lake on Saturday to see a new project Pat Olson is undertaking. I’m not going to go into any of the details yet, but suffice it to say that she is someone who just can’t sit still. Crazy woman. She doesn’t seem to know that it’s time to slow down a bit. Merle and Shirley Overvig were among the many who crowded into First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake last Monday evening for a Monroe Crossing concert. Shirley said that there wasn’t a person sitting still in the whole place while the band was playing - everyone was dancing in his or her seats. Monroe Crossing seems to be one of Merle and Shirley’s favorite bands. I think she said this was the fifth concert they had been to. Kevin McClain was appointed town constable at the Town of Lakeland monthly meeting last Tuesday. He is taking over Mel Pittman’s position as Mel is now one of the town supervisors. Duane and I stopped by Kevin and Cheryl Kruizenga’s farm this past week with some pictures of Miss Rodeo Wisconsin for Cali Jo Forrest. Cali Jo seemed very happy to get them. She plans to be a rodeo queen herself in a

Dustin who are getting married Oct. 25, Rick Lauterbach, Ellianna and Grace, the Quam boys, the Feeney family, Marie and Warren and yours truly. Noah Lauterbach was sick so Janie stayed home with him. The lasagna was so good and I thank all the great cooks. Last Tuesday I took my two pups to Dog Patch Grooming for a haircut. They look like gentlemen now and not long hair like they had. Emily does a terrific job cutting their hair. Last Sunday, Sonny Meister and his 10-year-old son, Kevin, visited Carl and Betty Meister. I hear Spooner hospital will be building a new hospital. It’s to be located north of Spooner and work will begin this summer. Last Thursday found Diane Hulleman joining her nursing friends from LVMC at Time Worn Treasurers enjoying lunch together. On Wednesday, Diane joined others from LVMC here in Dewey Country for a luncheon. On Friday Diane joined the other parish nurses at the Spooner Market and Grill for lunch. On Saturday, Penny Ladd took her two daughters, Ry and Rey, to Superior where the group of girls did a dance. They took third place this year. Meanwhile Jeff and Rem Ladd were in River Falls at regionals were Rem took second. Now it’s onward to state. Butch and Loretta VanSelus took in the garden seminar at Northwood School on Saturday. It was mainly on flowers, while Butch thought it would be on veggies. They were served a nice meal also and found the seminar very interesting. Well Thursday is spring. Yes, we’ve been waiting a long time for this and I’m just wondering if the day will be sun-filled or if it will be snow. Let’s hope for sunfilled. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CITY OF SHELL LAKE

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few years. And, we had a very nice visit with Kevin, Cheryl and Cali’s dad, Cory. Bill Gill called on Saturday and said that he is among the many who have had snow disasters this year. The roof of his workshop caved in from the snow load and I guess it’s a real mess. I bet the insurance agents in the area are pulling their hair out about now. Someone told me how many cave-ins there had been within the past couple of months, and it was an unbelievably huge number, but I can’t remember exactly how many there were. This would probably be a great time to learn carpentry. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Kathy Krantz, who passed away unexpectedly in her home last week. Please remember Kathy’s family in your prayers as they go through this time of sorrow. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Remember, every Wednesday during Lent we will be having lunch at 6 p.m. in the church basement and Lenten service at 7 p.m. Hope you can join us.


Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Burns, Edlin, Shelton, Andrews and Leckel. Council members absent were Harrington and Dryden. Also present were Mitch Brown, Dave Wilson, Danielle Moe, Ken Schultz, Connie Quam, Vern Redlich, Randy Baker, Larry Fletcher, Clinton Stariha, Jeff Parker, Dave Rasmussen, Gerry Winch, Bill Jenderny, Brad Volker, Dave Vold, Brad Pederson, Steve Smith, Adam Lundberg and Andy Eiche. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Edlin moved, seconded by Burns, to approve the January 13, 2014, regular meeting minutes. The motion carried. Mayor Sally Peterson introduced Andy Eiche as the new City Administrator. The Mayor then announced Brad Pederson’s retirement, and asked if there were any citizens in the audience that had any comments they would like to express at this time. Representative Stephen Smith presented Mr. Pederson with a citation signed by himself and Representative Jauch. Others that spoke were Clinton Stariha, Jeff Parker, Dave Vold and Ken Schultz. Larry Fletcher commented on issues relating to the previous year’s Board of Review as it related to motions and residences located adjacent to public landings. Randy Baker spoke on issues relating to functions that were previously performed by Lake Coordinator Dave Vold, and who would be assuming his previous roles. Shell Lake Economic Development Corporation minutes were reviewed. Mitch Brown gave the Public Works Director report. David Wilson gave the Police Chief report. Clinton Stariha gave the Zoning Administrator report PLAN COMMISSION: Edlin moved, seconded by Andrews, to rezone Lot 1, Block 5, First Addition from R-1 to C-1, and that said property would be allowed to be used as a residential residence until the time the property begins operation as a business. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Leckel moved, seconded by Andrews, to amend the Future Land Use Plan to show the Anderson lot as commercial. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Leckel moved, seconded by Shelton, to list the vacant lot located at 20 5th Avenue for sale with a minimum bid of $3,500.00. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Andrews moved, seconded by Edlin, to authorize the Plan Commission to hold a public hearing on the Plan Commissions proposed amendments to the detached accessory structure regulations. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Library Board minutes were reviewed. LAKE PROTECTION: Burns moved, seconded by Shelton, to have the Mayor, City Administrator and one member of the Lake Protection Committee hire for the positions of AIS Coordinator and Inspectors. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: The March 5, 2014, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Leckel moved, seconded by Burns, to pay the City of Shell Lake’s share toward Airport Improvement Project in the amount of $15,178.00 and to fund this via 2013 carry-over funds and funds originally budgeted for administrative building repairs, with the remainder coming from contingency fund. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Leckel moved, seconded by Shelton, to approve an Amendment to the Engineering Contract with MSA in the amount of $25,000.00, for grant administration of the CDBG, SDWLP and CWF grants. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Shelton moved, seconded by Edlin, to bid out the purchase of a new mower with the specifications suggested by Mitch Brown. Upon unanimous vote, motion carried. Dave Rasmussen with MSA, gave an update to the 2013/ 2014 street projects. FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION: The March 10, 2014, committee meeting minutes were reviewed. Shelton moved, seconded by Edlin, to approve Resolution 14-01, to open the City of Shell Lake CDBG Public Facilities 13A-11 business checking account. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Andrews moved, seconded by Burns, to approve Resolution 14-02, to open the City of Shell Lake SDW & CWF Disbursement business checking account. Upon unanimous vote, motion carried. Burns moved, seconded by Andrews, to approve vouchers 1252. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. The Budget Status Reports for the 2013 year-end and February were reviewed. PARKS AND RECREATION: Mayor Sally Peterson requested that concession stand lease be placed on the next Parks & Rec. agenda. NEW BUSINESS: Leckel moved, seconded by Burns, to approve the DNR proposal to revert two pieces of property back to the City of Shell Lake. A discussion was had regarding the possible reduction to City Council from its current eight members to six. By a 3 to 2 voice vote, it was decided to dismiss the issue. MAYOR’S REPORT: Mayor Sally Peterson thanked Representative Steve Smith for presenting a citation to Bradley Pederson. Burns moved, seconded by Shelton, to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. The motion carried. Sally Peterson, Mayor 601738 31r WNAXLP Andrew Eiche, City Administrator


by Mary Nilssen

Are you ready for spring? Well, officially spring arrives Thursday, March 20.  This cold weather is getting rather old and it would be nice to have some springlike temperatures for a change. The Lenten service schedule for First Lutheran and Wesleyan churches in Stone Lake is as follows: March 19, First Lutheran, “Broken Trust”; March 26, Stone Lake Wesleyan, “Broken Bread”; April 2, First Lutheran, “Broken Promises”; April 9, Stone Lake Wesleyan, “Broken Justice”; April 17, Maundy Thursday and April 18, Good Friday services to be held at First Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church; April 20, Easter service at respective churches. Pastors Ed Anderson, First Lutheran, and Tim Young, Wesleyan, will be heading the services, respectively. Restored by Christ is the theme for this year’s service series. Soup/sandwiches will be at 6 p.m. with the service beginning at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting of the Stone Lake Area Historical Society will be held Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Lake Town Hall.  A slate of officers will be prepared at that time for the spring election.  If anyone reading this

has an interest in becoming an officer of the historical society, please attend the meeting and place your name on the slate. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may email to with that information. The Senior Resource Center is working with the site managers in Winter, Exeland, Stone Lake, Hayward and Spider Lake in developing their spring/summer menu.  They are looking for new, innovative ideas from the community of homemade meals that would bring you into the centers to eat.  For each suggestion given, you will have a chance to win a free meal.  You can post your suggestions on their Facebook page - Senior Resource Center, email them to or stop in at one of the centers.  This is just one of the first phases they are working on to promote and expand their meal program.  You are the people they serve and they want to hear what you want to eat! March will be a very, very busy month for all of the centers.  March 1 started the March for Meals celebration.  The nominations have been coming in for outstanding individuals in each of our communities, to assist with their Meals on Wheels program.  This is not a fundraising

Washburn Court Jon T. Carter, Corinth, Ky., operating without valid license, $200.50. Chandra K. Harmon, Rice Lake, OWI, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment; drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, $263.50. Kerry L. Larson, Shell Lake, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Jason M. Lynn, Eau Claire, speeding, $175.30. Gwen I. Pederson, Spooner, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. Sasha N. Ruff, Spooner, passing in no-passing zone, $213.10. Ashley M. Rydberg, Superior, speeding, $175.30. Roy B. Watts, Hayward, speeding, $208.50; operating unregistered motor truck/tractor, $263.50. Lucas J. Brabec, Spooner, OWI, $1,694.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 33 months; disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail, costs. Joshua M. Brunslik, Rice Lake, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, other sentence; possession of THC, $299.00, probation, sent. withheld.

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Washburn County is accepting applications for the Account Clerk III position with the Washburn County Health and Human Services Department. This position is responsible for vouchering, receipts, data entry into financial and peripheral systems, tracking spending by department/business units, maintaining confidential client files, case management, client billing and other financial and clerical tasks. A two-year vocational or associate’s degree in accounting or related field or relevant work experience is required. Experience with computerized accounting, payroll, word processing, spreadsheet systems, Powerpoint and ten-key skills necessary. Starting pay range is $17.14-$18.90/hr D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the county website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be 601774 31-32r received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014. EOE.


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(March 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF CARMEN TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN M. TAYLOR A/ K/A CARMEN MARIE TAYLOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARMEN TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN M. TAYLOR A/K/A CARMEN MARIE TAYLOR; BANK OF THE WEST; Defendants NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 034 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 23, 2013, in the amount of $62,259.43, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (aka North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Lot 12 in Block 8 in City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wis. TAX KEY NO.: 65-282-2-38-1325-5 15-530-548500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 122 3rd Ave., Shell Lake, Wis. 54871. Kimberly W. Hibbard State Bar No. 1090800 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601182 WNAXLP

Gregory B. Harrison, Superior, OWI, $2,944.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 33 months. Matthew P. Hobscheid, Spooner, operating without carrying license, $150.10, community service. Benita C. Penaloza, Spooner, issue of worthless check(s), $1,323.77, probation, sent. withheld. Alexander J. Stephens, Osceola, disorderly conduct, local jail. David L. Undahl, Spooner, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $400.00, community service. Content J. Weber, Shell Lake, possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00, community service.

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Washburn County is seeking applicants for the position of County Forest Parks Groundskeeper. Washburn County intends to hire two employees for the summer of 2014. Responsibilities include grounds maintenance, sanitation, building and equipment maintenance. Position requires a general background in grounds, building and equipment maintenance plus a high school degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Positions will be available in midMay and mid-June 2014. This is a temporary seasonal position not to exceed 600 hours. Starting wage range is $8.63 to $9.51 per hour, depending on experience. For an application, visit the Washburn County website at, or contact the Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (715468-4624 or Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014. EOE. 601335 30-31r

campaign, but an awesome campaign for the importance Meals on Wheels has in our community. The national Meals on Wheels is holding a competition for grants from $500-$10,000, with the gold grant being the $10,000.  As you know the people in Sawyer County always think big and they will be going for the gold!  It will be based on our performance in the following categories: Usage of the Meals on Wheels names and logo, community participation, community events and engagement, outreach and press and clarity and completeness of the written application. The Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their second business expo on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Stone Lake Fire Hall.  If you have a local business or organization that you would like to promote, please go to the chamber website: stonelakewi. com for information and an entry form.  Participants must register no later than Tuesday, March 25. The Easter 2014 Feed-A-Family campaign has started in Stone Lake.  The Lakes Community Co-op in partnership with the Stone Lake businesses are sponsoring the campaign to help feed some less fortunate families in our great community of Stone Lake.  A donation of $25 will fill a food bag for a family or elderly individual.  Donations may be dropped off at the Lakes Community Coop.  Any size donation will be greatly appreciated.  If you know of someone who may need one of these food bags, please let Jim Bergeron, manager of the Lake Community Co-op, know so we can have a bag delivered to them.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim at 715-865-6989. Have a great week and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-865-4008 or


The City of Shell Lake is accepting bids for the sale of a parcel of land described as the East 22 feet of Lot 9, Block 15, Original Plat (20 5th Ave.). Bids must include a description of the business plan defining the scope of use for the property and time line. Minimum bid is $3,500. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Shell Lake City Administrator’s Office, City Hall, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, on or before 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept the bid most advantageous to the City. 601514 31-32r WNAXLP Andrew Eiche, City Administrator

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held Monday, April 7, 2014, at 5 p.m., at City Hall Council Chambers, 501 1st Street, Shell Lake, WI, on the following proposed revisions to the Shell Lake Zoning Code: Sec. 13-1-11 (b) Use Regulations: Delete “but not until their principal structure is present or under construction.” Sec. 13-1-24 R-1 (b)(6) Single-Family Residential District - Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1-140(b)(1).” Sec. 13-1-25 RL-1 (b)(3) Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District - Permitted Uses: Delete “Two (2)” and Add “Three (3) detached accessory buildings subject to Section 13-1140(b)(1). (Note: This revision would also apply to Sec 13-126 RL-2 (b)(1), Single-Family Residential Lakeshore District (areas not presently served by public sewer and/or water utilities)).” Sec. 13-1-140 Accessory Uses or Structures, Article K: (b)(1) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “(2) detached accessory buildings” and Add “(3) detached accessory buildings.” Delete “1,280 square feet” and Add “2,400 square feet.” Add “with no single structure exceeding 1,280 square feet, for single-family residential districts.” (b)(3) Placement Restrictions - Residential District: Delete “No detached accessory building shall be located within 3 feet of any other accessory building” and Add “No detached accessory building shall be located within 5 feet of any other accessory building.” Add “If a dwelling does not exist, a site plan for the parcel must first be approved by the Zoning Adminitrator, with a minimum available width of 30’ (living space), demonstrating sufficient footprint to allow for a future dwelling that would be in compliance with code requirements.” Delete “the overall height shall not exceed 35 feet” and Add “the overall height shall not exceed 22 feet.” Delete “Exterior finish materials of the detached building shall be of the same type as that of the principal structure.” and Add “Exterior finish materials of the detached building must be reasonably compatible with the existing principal structure, and must consist of new material only. Galvanized metal shall not be allowed as finish material for any accessory building.” Sec. 13-3-17 Table of Dimensional Standards, Minimum Side Yard: Delete “3 ft. for accessory structures,” and Add “5 ft. for accessory structures.” 601739 31-32r WNAXLP

(March 12, 19, 26) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH A. NEUMAN, SR. and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of KENNETH A. NEUMAN, SR. Defendants. Case No. 13-CV-113 Code No. 30404 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 30, 2014, in the amount of $74,294.52, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 9, 2014, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse, located at Ten Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The east onehalf (1/2) of the southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the southeast one-quarter (1/4) of section thirty-four (34), township thirty-seven (37) north, range thirteen (13) west, in the Town of Barronett, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8262 30th Ave., Town of Barronett. TAX KEY NO.: 65-002-2-37-1334-4 03-000-006000 Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, SC. 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. 601180 WNAXLP


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DOCUMENT 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CTH D (Euclid Avenue) Washburn County, Wisconsin Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Washburn County Highway Commissioner until 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of the following items in the approximate quantities indicated: Quantity Item 4,500 S.Y. Remove Asphaltic Pavement 1 L.S. Remove and Reinstall Beam Guard 3,400 C.Y. Common Excavation 150 C.Y. Borrow Excavation 100 L.F. Silt Fence, Delivered, Installed and Maintained 12 EA Inlet Protection 20 L.F. Erosion Bales 1,500 S.Y. Erosion Mat Urban Class 1 Type B 3,000 Ton Crushed Aggregate Base Course Dense 1,000 Ton Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, Type E-3 435 L.F. Saw Cut 2,290 L.F. Concrete Curb and Gutter, Type D, 30-inch 620 S.F. Concrete Sidewalk 1,500 S.Y. Turf Establishment 26 L.F. Culvert Pipe Corrugated Polyethylene 927 L.F. Storm Sewer Pipe, Reinforced Concrete Class III 14 EA Storm Sewer Manholes, Inlets, Apron Endwalls Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) dated March 19, 2014. The Bidding Documents may be seen at the Issuing Office of SEH located at: 1701 W. Knapp Street, Suite B, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868 and 421 Frenette Drive, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729. Digital image copies of the Bidding Documents are available at for a fee of $30. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the BIDDING DOCUMENTS link and by entering eBidDoc™ Number 3184769 on the SEARCH PROJECTS page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441 (763.475.9600) for a fee of $80. Bid security in the amount of 10 percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be directed to Washburn County securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper, “BID FOR CTH D (EUCLID AVENUE).” Bidders Proof of Responsibility must be submitted to SEH in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Contractors on the Project shall be required to comply with the minimum wages and labor standards as determined by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Wage Rate Determination. Washburn County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the County. Jon Johnson, Highway Commissioner Washburn County 1600 County Highway H 601816 31-32r WNAXLP Spooner, WI 54801


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(Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff vs. PAUL URBANO; CURRENT OCCUPANTS OF W7815 DUNN LAKE ROAD, CASEY, WI 54801; PERSEN’S DUNN LAKE CONDOMINIUM; Defendants NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 000057 Case Code No. 30404 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 5, 2013, in the amount of $113,212.61, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. ADJOURNED TIME: April 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: Washburn County Courthouse North Entrance (aka North Steps) 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Property description: Unit No. 2 and so much of the undivided interest in the common areas and facilities appurtenant to such unit in the percentage specified and established in the hereinafter-mentioned declaration, in a condominium commonly known as Persen’s Dunn Lake Condominium, created under the Condominium Ownership Act Of The State Of Wisconsin by Declaration in the Office of The Register of Deeds for Washburn County, Wisconsin, as Document No. 289206, and by amendments thereto. The post office address of the above unit is W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Unit 2, Spooner, Wisconsin. TAX KEY NO.: 65-014-2-40-1326-5 16-961-600500. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801, N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Casey, Wis. 54801 N/K/A W7815 Dunn Lake Road, Spooner, Wis. 54801. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601490 WNAXLP

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(Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. MICHAEL A. HENDRICKS, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 11 CV 234 AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 5, 2012, in the amount of $57,346.96, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following 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.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The East 1/2 of Lots 9 and 10, Block “G,” Scribner’s Second Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 514 Rusk St., Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1230-5-15-631-704500. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 601461 WNAXLP

Pursuant to WI Stat. 5.84(1), a public test of the electronic voting equipment will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 5 p.m., at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This test is open to the public. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 601785 31r WNAXLP

Ventures Unlimited, Inc. is a private nonprofit agency that serves adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently hiring for the position of


Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, flexible hours, weekend hours may be required. Part–time position is available. Application deadline is Thursday, March 28, by 4:00 pm Please apply in person at our office or acquire an application online at 110 North Industrial Boulevard Shell Lake, WI 54871 If you have any questions please inquire to Melissa at 715-468-2939. 601658 31-32r


Washburn County is accepting applications for the Nutrition Program Coordinator position with the Washburn County Unit on Aging. The Nutrition Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing and monitoring the safe and sanitary service of meals and all other related nutrition program activities carried out at the Washburn County Senior Centers. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions: A qualified candidate will have knowledge of services available and programs provided in an active senior center; a basic knowledge of quantity food handling and sanitation; knowledge of problems, needs and concerns of the elderly; the ability to keep records and prepare reports; and the ability to plan, coordinate and monitor the work of others. Completion of a standard high school course or equivalent is required, plus experience or training in quantity food handling, completion of a course in food service sanitation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Starting pay range is $16.07-$17.72/hr. D.O.Q., with excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the County website at or contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, Fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014. EOE. 601775 31-32r


Lakeland Kinship, a nonprofit youth mentoring organization, is seeking applications for part-time Program Director. The Program Director is responsible for managing the financial and operational aspects of the Kinship program. Office space will be located within Lakeland Family Resource Center in Spooner, WI. Key responsibilities include recruit, screen, train and match volunteer adult mentors with identified children; identify children in need of an adult mentor; develop and manage relationships with schools, churches, civic groups, businesses and others; plan and execute all fund developement activities to include fundraising, grant writing and fund solicitation. Previous management experience in a nonprfit organization, donor development and grant writing preferred. Must have strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Preference will be given to a bachelor’s degree in a human service field. For more information contact Joan Wilson at Washburn County Health and Human Services at 715-468-4747. Letter of interest and resume should be sent to Lakeland Family Resource Center at 314 Elm Street, Spooner, WI 54801. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2014. 601805 31-32r




Shell Lake school and Washburn County Sheriff’s Office recognized for support of employees in the Guards and Reserve Suzanne Johnson |Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Tim Kessler, representing Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, presented Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden and Shell Lake Principal Don Peterson with a Patriotic Employer certificate from the office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition to the certificate, Kessler presented each of the men with a lapel pin. The sheriff’s office

and school also received a document acknowledging support to the reserves. The awards were presented Tuesday, March 11, in recognition of Dryden and Peterson’s support as supervisors to active reservist Bill Shafer, of the sheriff’s office, and instructor Pete Hopke, who is currently on a 400-day deployment. To receive the award, a nomination needed to come from a guard or reserve member or

Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve presented Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden with a Patriotic Employer certificate on Tuesday, March 11. Shown (L to R): Tim Kessler, Dryden and Officer Bill Shafer. — Photos by Suzanne Johnson

Tim Kessler, left, representing ESGR, presented Shell Lake High School Principal Don Peterson with a Patriotic Employer Award.

a family member. ESGR, established in 1972, recognizes the support of employers for their guard and reserve employees. It operates within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. Kessler served 28 years in the military

and knows the importance of employers supporting a soldier when called to active duty. As a volunteer with ESGR, he makes presentations on behalf of the organization.

Shell Lake earns highest honors in Festival

Sheri Clark introduces the song the Shell Lake choir will sing to the panel of three judges. The choir performed at the Large Band Festival held at Clear Lake on Tuesday, March 11.

Retired teacher and director Vince Cosmano, one of three judges, uses his time to work with the high school band to fine-tune their performance.

Shell Lake School Menu Breakfast Monday, March 24: Bagel or mini cinnamon roll. Tuesday, March 25: Cheddar and egg sandwich or Get Vertical bar. Wednesday, March 26: French toast sticks or ultimate breakfast round. Thursday, March 27: Yogurt parfait or muffin. Friday, March 28: Laker pizza or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk with their main item. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, March 24: Sloppy joes. Tuesday, March 25: Chicken gravy biscuit. Wednesday, March 26: Calzone. Primary school: Pizza stick. Thursday, March 27: Chicken wrap. Friday, March 28: Hot dog or brat. Salad bar is served daily to all students. They will also have a daily alternate entrée choice of either sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or yogurt pack: Flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick.

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Freshmen Cassidy Schroeder and Heidi Steines are apprehensive before their performance. They are like most of the band members, proud of their music and work to be the best. The Shell Lake High School and junior high band earned the highest honors awarded at the festival.

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A visit to the ice caves of the Apostle Islands

Centuries of waves have sculpted the sandstone cliffs on the eastern shoreline of Lake Superior. Water from the same waves freezes in the winter to create ice formations that draw hardy spectators.

Even though the temperature is around 20 degrees, the sun reflecting off the rocks is enough to melt the ice to form new icicles. The running spring water forms pillars and frozen waterfalls.

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The beauty of ice caves draws professional photographers as well as amateurs. The major networks news shows have all showcased the Lake Superior ice caves as part of the nightly news and Sunday morning news shows.

The grandeur and beauty of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore can be experienced by kayak or on foot when the bay freezes over. It has been five years since Lake Superior froze over to allow foot traffic to the caves.

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