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Murder trial to move forward for Treul BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD A plea hearing has been scheduled for this Thursday in the State's murder case against 29 year old Cody J. Treul. Last week Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John Roemer ruled that Treul is competent to move forward without legal representation. That ruling came after a third party competency evaluation was conducted and after a January request from the defendant to the court that he be allowed to act as his own defense. The charges against Treul stem from a May 31, 2013 shooting behind PJ's Bar in Mauston which took the life of 29 year old Gail Howland and critically wounded then 23 year old Ebony Lasher, paralyzing her from the chest down. According to the criminal complaint supporting the charges, on May 31 at approximately 12:10 a.m. Detective Shaun Goyette of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department was alerted to respond to a report of shooting victims located behind PJ's Bar and Grill on State Street in Mauston. When the detective arrived on the scene he observed the female victims laying on the ground and both had suffered numerous gun shots. The complaint goes on to state that a witness, Douglas Schroeder, told the detective that he had been present at the time of the shooting. He stated that when he heard a loud bang he turned to observe "Cody" shooting Gail Howland. According to Schroeder the gun was then aimed at him before Treul allegedly shot Lasher multiple times. Since the day of the shooting Treul has been in custody of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department on a $2 million cash bond.

Sheriff needs info Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears is seeking the public’s assistance in locating three individuals in connection with March 5th’s search warrant in the City of LaCrosse and an ongoing investigation where more arrests are likely. Arrest warrants have been issued for delivery of cocaine and delivery of heroin for the following individuals who are related: Derrick Knox, male/black age 32; Ernest D. Knox, male/black age 29; Eric Knox, male/black age 22. They are pictured in order from top to bottom. If anyone sees these


Community mourns loss of middle school student



n Saturday, March 8th, a tragic outdoor recreational vehicle accident took the life of a 13 year old Mauston boy, Zach Schiller. Zach was a student at Olson Middle School. According to Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson, the accident occurred in Lemonweir Township and is currently being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. According to information from friends, the young boy died as a result of injuries sustained from the accident. Zach attended Olson Middle School and since the accident there has been an outpouring of support and condolences for his family. On Sunday the Mauston School District released the following announcement: It is with a very heavy heart that we are sad to announce an unfortunate accident has occurred to someone in the Mauston School District family. On This undated photo of Zach at Olson Middle School Saturday, March 8th, Zachary Schiller, student at was just one of many shared on the facebook page, OMS, son of MHS teacher Kari Schiller and brother Schiller Strong. Friends have also placed memorito Junior Jacob Schiller, was in an accident. As a als, photo memories, and notes on Zach’s locker at result from injuries sustained in the accident, OMS. Zachary passed away last evening. The family is aware we are offering the following services. funeral will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 701 Some of our students and staff may feel that you need Grove Street, Mauston on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed to talk with someone about the feelings you may be expe- by a luncheon. riencing. Olson Middle School will be open from 2-4 A special Facebook page has been created for Zach Sunday, March 9th with counselors, Mr. Gonzalez and called “Schiller Strong”. By Tuesday morning, more Mr. Dillin available. On Monday, if you would like to than 1,200 people had liked the page, many of whom speak with someone please let the Counseling Office have shared special memories and pictures on it. know and we will make arrangements for you. An announcement on the page states that a memorial Please contact the MHS or OMS front office if you fund has been set up for the Schiller Family. Deposits have questions. can be made at any Bank of Mauston branch. They can A visitation will be held at the Mauston High School also be mailed to - Bank of Mauston, c/o Schiller Auditorium this Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. The Family, P.O. Box 226, Mauston, WI 53948.

Jury trial against Orr begins BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD

individuals, they are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at 608637-2123. Do not approach or attempt to contact them yourself. The warrants are the result of a joint investigation between the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, LaCrosse Police Department, LaCrosse County Sheriff’s Office, West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 a two day jury trial began in the state's case against 53 year old Elizabeth Orr of Mauston who has been charged with 1st Degree Reckless Homicide for selling prescription drugs which resulted in the 2011 death of Jeremy Haas. After Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran provided instructions to the jury, both the prosecution and defense gave an opening statement. Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey told the jury that evidence from sworn witnesses would convince them of Orr's guilty actions leading to Haas's death. Solovey stated the testimony heard would be given by Dr. Michael Stier, a forensic pathologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Further testimony would come from a billing manager at Phillips Pharmacy who would provide testimony that Orr had a prescription for fentanyl filled just days before Haas died. Additional testimony would come from Jessica Sanders, who Solovey explained has had a history with drug dependency and was a longtime friend of the deceased. Sanders, according to Solovey's opening statement, would also speak to the day Haas is said to have overdosed and how prior to him dying they had been looking to attain the drug. Solovey went on to state that after learning of Haas's death, Sanders voluntarily went to the Mauston Police Department and spoke to officer Richard Lueneburg and provided information on the events which occurred the day Haas died. “You will hear from her that she is currently serving time for her level of involvement," stated Solovey. Solovey went on to explain that another witness, Darin Skiff, would speak about buying the fentanyl from Orr on the day Haas died and, like Sanders, would speak to his own history of drug dependency and how he too is currently serving time for his role in the crime.

Jurors would also hear from Officer Lueneburg who was first on the scene and ultimately led the investigation resulting in the charges against Orr, Sanders, and Skiff. Representing Orr was defense attorney Preston Smead who echoed Solovey's words when he spoke of Haas's death and the resulting tragedy for his family and loved ones. However, Smead provided a different picture and one in which he emphasized that the jury would not hear testimony from anyone who witnessed Haas take the fentanyl which is said to have caused his death. First of the witnesses to take the stand was Dr. Stier who performed the autopsy on Haas. Stier gave the jurors a detailed testimony on his experience and how an autopsy is performed which untimely helps provide a cause of death. Included in that process, as in Haas's case, was a toxicology testing, results, and report. The results of the toxicology testing showed that Haas had, in his blood system, at least eight times the amount of fentanyl needed for therapeutic reasons. "His levels were far, far above what would be normal. Actually, it is among the highest levels I ever seen," he said. The reports showed that in addition to fentanyl, Haas had other drugs in his system including a sedative, antidepressants, methadone, and THC. However, those mostly showed up in his urine and were not lethal doses. During the cross examination, Smead questioned Stier on who conducts the toxicology testing which was used as a basis for the cause of death. Stier answered that an accredited facility, AIT Laboratories, in Indianapolis, Indiana conducted the testing on the samples Stier prepared. Smead then questioned if Stier would be aware of any errors or contamination of the samples at the AIT facility to which he answered he would not have that knowledge. At the time The Messenger went to press, the trial was still ongoing. When a verdict comes in, we will post that to our Facebook page and have a follow-up article in next week's issue of the paper.

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Norma “Dorothy” Reineke, age 91, a resident of Manitowoc, entered eternal life on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Harmony West of Manitowoc. Dorothy was born on April 13, 1922 in Wonewoc, WI to the late Rudolph and Martha Voight Penshorn. She graduated from Wonewoc High School with the class of 1940. Dorothy then completed her education at UW LaCrosse where she received her Bachelor of Education Degree. On June 10, 1950, Dorothy married Willis F. Reineke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wonewoc. Willis preceded her in death on June 4, 2000. Dorothy was a teacher for 36 years retiring from the Manitowoc Public School District in 1984. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manitowoc. Dorothy is survived by her two children: Melanie Reineke, Manitowoc; and Dale (Debbie) Reineke, Plymouth; two grandchildren: Daniel and Kelly Reineke; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Martha Penshorn; husband, Willis; brother, Norvin Penshorn; sister, Frieda Ennis; and two infant siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2426 N. Rapids Road, Manitowoc. Rev. Thomas Pankow will officiate with entombment to take place at Knollwood Mausoleum. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home & Crematory, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in Dorothy’s name to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church or Manitowoc Lutheran High School. Dorothy’s family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staffs of Harmony West of Manitowoc and Southern Care Hospice.

AG announces judgment against Ethanol Plant Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment against Marquis EnergyWisconsin, LLC, requiring payment of $125,000 in forfeitures, court costs, and surcharges for violations of Wisconsin’s air pollution control laws at a Necedah facility. Wisconsin facilities that have the potential to emit elevated levels of air contaminants may be required to obtain an air pollution control permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Air pollution control regulations and permits minimize emissions by requiring pollution control equipment, preventative maintenance, and abatement plans to reduce accidental releases. The Necedah facility is classified as a "major source" under Wisconsin's air pollution control laws because the greenhouse gas potential to emit is greater than 100,000.00 tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalence. According to the complaint, filed at the request of the DNR, Marquis, who purchased the facility from another owner on July 1, 2010, failed to obtain air pollutant source construction permits until November 22, 2010, 144 days after it took control of the facility. Marquis violated emission limits and other air pollution control requirements at the facility, including: exceeding the maximum production limit in its permit for six months and; the requirement that Marquis operate within approved temperature range for 43 days. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Marquis will pay penalties, fees, and costs totaling $125,000 for the violations. Marquis cooperated with the DNR and the Department of Justice, and has brought the facility into compliance. “The Department of Justice will continue to work with the Department of Natural Resources to ensure that Wisconsin’s air pollution control laws are enforced fairly and consistently,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. Assistant Attorney General Mary Batt represents the state in this matter. The settlement was approved by Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Curran.


Beverly J. Timm, age 82, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin with Reverend Dennis Schueler officiating. Entombment will be at the Lyndon Station Village Cemetery in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton, Wisconsin on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Bev was born June 15, 1931 in Portage, Wisconsin the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Lambert) Peeper. She was united in Marriage to Robert Timm in 1952 and together they successfully owned Timm Improvement in Wisconsin Dells for over 60 years. Bev enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, traveling from Europe to Australia to Mexico, their favorite spot. They loved to explore the world together whether it was on a Gold Wing or a Harley. She had a passion for flowers and birds. Her other love was the tool section at Home Depot. Bev is survived by her husband, Robert; sister, Joann Pritchard of Portage, WI; son, Allen of Reedsburg, WI; daughter, Vicki (Robert) Wanat of Portage; grandchildren, Narelle of Florida, Josh of Beloit, WI, Bobby (Jessica) Wanat of Wisconsin Dells, Stacy (Matt) Cady of Wisconsin Dells and a very special little grandson, Hudson Cady, her little “Huddy Bear”. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Art and Pat Peeper and a special one of a kind sister-in-law, Mary Hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements. For OnLine condolences and information, go to

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ISSN Number 1526-7873 018-051 Published each Thursday at 229 Main St., Elroy, WI by Messenger of Juneau County LLC. The Messenger is an entirely independent publication serving all of Juneau County. It is not affiliated with any other newspaper or group of newspapers. Periodical postage paid at the Post Office at Elroy, WI 53929. Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Messenger of Juneau County, 229 Main St., Elroy, WI 53929 Betty Waits, Co-Publisher Dianna Anderson, Co-Publisher Tasha Mueller, Reporter Eva Marie Woywod, Reporter Mandy Bloor, Graphic Design Eileen Nale, Advertising Representative Phone 462-4902 Fax Number 462-4903 E-Mail: Subscription rates: $30 per year in Juneau, Monroe, Sauk and Vernon Counties; $33 elsewhere in Wisconsin; $35 elsewhere in the U.S.A.

Kendall Public Library The Kendall Library will be closed on Tuesday, March 18, due to the transition to a new computer software system. We hope everything goes smoothly as we move to a new system-please be patient during the transition period. The food drive sponsored by the library will be going on all the month of March. Bring in non-perishable food items or money donations to be given to area food pantries. Our next book club meeting will be on March 25 at 6 p.m. at the library. We will be discussing Kristin Hannah’s Angel Falls. The Sit ‘n Knits continue to meet on Thursday afternoons and also welcome new people to join them – crocheters are also welcome. Call the library at 463-7103 for more information. The Stepping Stones 4-H Club recently donated children’s books to be added to our library’s children’s collection. Members and leaders of the club, organize and run the kids games following the Kendall Labor Day Parade. The money they make running the games in turn is used to buy books for our library. We thank them for their generosity both in donating their time and their money.

Wonewoc-Center School Board Candidate expresses views SUBMITTED BY SANDY ROGERS I, Sandy Rogers, as an incumbent serving on the Wonewoc Union Center School Board, would like to share some of the reasons that I am running for a position on the Board of Education. I would like to start with some of the goals and accomplishments I have had over the years as a member of the Wonewoc Union Center School Board. We have assured that tax dollars are used wisely and effectively, the students of this district and the buildings that they are in are safe. The energy remodeling projects have saved money for the District and the taxpayers. The weight room remodeling project not only benefits the students, but also the public who may now make use of this facility. The district has gone from a district that was on a list of schools, ‘In need of improving,’ to a school that has received Promise School Achievement Awards. The expansion and improvements in the technology program has certainly been a benefit to the students and to the students in the future. There are a few goals I would like to continue to work on in the future for the district. They are; adding to the district’s course selection, strengthening our fine arts programs, establishing an RTI (response to intervention) program to help those students most in need in our district, staying involved and aware of the finances at the local, state, and federal level, and finally to be supportive to the staff and listen to them and help them reach their goals as they work through the common core standards, MAP testing, and PDP’s (professional development plans). As a parent who had children that attended school in this district and now as a grandparent, I would like all students who attend this school to get the best education possible. To enjoy their years at the Wonewoc Union Center schools that should include finding their first best friend, reading a book, being in the band and the choir. The students should be attending and being part of the programs, musicals, plays, sports, FFA, Forensics, Homecoming, Prom, and finally Graduation. These are the things that make the Wonewoc Union Center school district a school district for the students now and in the future. Thank you all for your support.

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Mauston attends forum Mauston FFA members were among the more than 140 high school students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids February 21-22. “The Farm Bureau is proud to host this annual event with the FFA to help grow the next crop of agricultural leaders in Wisconsin,” said Jim Holte, president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. During the two-day event at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, FFA members attended workshops that covered topics including post-high school agricultural opportunities, current legislative issues and misconceptions about agriculture and biotechnology. Joining Holte as keynote speakers at the event were two young dairy farmers who regularly engage the public on social media: Rick Roden of West Bend, a former chairman of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee, and Carrie Mess of Lake Mills, who blogs under the name Dairy Carrie. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation sponsors the FFA Farm Forum in cooperation with the Wisconsin Association of FFA. This year’s FFA Farm Forum marks the 42nd year the Farm Bureau family of affiliates has sponsored the event for Wisconsin youth. For more information about the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, check out its website at

Members of the Mauston FFA chapter attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum February 21-22 in Wisconsin Rapids. They included (from left): Alexis Lenorud and Amber Bellows. Students were sponsored by the Juneau County Farm Bureau.

Hatch Happenings BY DEBBY ENNIS YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN Even though the library will be closed on St. Patricks Day, March 17th, you may still help us celebrate with some live harp music and vocals by local musician Shari Sarazan. Please join us on Thursday, March 13th from 4-6 p.m. for a wonderfully entertaining evening! Everyone knows that Duct Tape fixes just about everything, but did you also know that you can make some amazing crafts out of it? On Thursday, March 20th from 3:304:30 p.m. kids ages 9-15 years old are invited to come to our Arts After School program when we will be making duct tape flowers and a few other projects, all using duct tape.

It’s going to be a “Frozen” event on Thursday, March 27th! Everyone is invited to see the Disney movie “Frozen” at 1 p.m. and then stay for some frozen snacks. Kids—come dressed as your favorite Frozen character. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may dress as a queen, king, prince, or even a reindeer! Just a reminder-- the Library will be closed on Monday, March 17th for the installation of our new library catalog software. There will be NO Toddler Time or Hatchlings Play Group on March 17th and 18th. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook! It is a wonderful opportunity to see photos of library programs, get notices of upcoming events, ask questions and more. Like us and tell your friends!

What is it worth? BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Do you have a family heirloom or a garage sale find and you have always wondered what it is worth? In April the Hatch Public Library will be hosting an event where those questions can be answered. On April 14th appraiser Mark Horan will be at the library providing his expertise, at no cost to patrons, in evaluating your antique or vintage items. Horan's experience in antiques began over 40 years ago when he first walked into an antique shop in 1973. In the 1980's he became an antique dealer and since has written 27 books including reference guides. He has appeared on the ever popular public television show Antiques Roadshow as an expert appraiser.

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For the last few years, Moran has been traveling the Midwest providing appraisal events. In those years he has had many interesting experiences and discoveries. With every event comes new treasures and the interesting stories behind them. In looking back at some previous appraisal fair Moran shared a few stories: "A woman bought a house in 1945, and the previous owners had left an old table lamp. She took good care of it for almost 70 years, and brought it to one of my programs. Turns out it was a Tiffany Acorn lamp, circa 1910, worth about $8,000." He also spoke about a couple who learned they had more than they expected in some items from their home; "A couple brought a pair of cloisonné elephants into a program. They had been

inherited from an uncle. They later sold at auction for just over $12,000. Finally, on a house call after an appraisal event, a woman showed me a pair of bookends inherited from an aunt, who got them in the 1930s. They were bronze, marble and ivory images of storks. The last pair of these bookends that sold at auction in 2008 brought $15,000." The appraisal event scheduled to take place at the Hatch Public Library in April will not only be informative but according to Moran those who attend can also expect to be entertained. "This is appraisal as theater, so expect humor, anecdotes, tall tales and just a lot of fun," he said. The April 14th appraisal event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will run in 3 one hour long segments. Time will

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Reality Fair needs volunteers The Reality Fair in Juneau County started in 2002 based on a project that originated in Indiana. It is designed to introduce students to money management skills as well as provide them with an opportunity to connect with community business leaders. This year’s event will be held April 15th. All five school districts bring juniors or seniors for one hour (at varied times) to this one day event at the Mauston High School. Students prepare for the day by researching careers along with salaries for these careers. They are given a ‘life status’ which identifies them as single, married, divorced, with or without children. When students arrive they get a checkbook with $200 to work with. Booths with community volunteers are set up around the gym that represent the bank, insurance, groceries, ‘toys,’ government, etc. Certain booths, such as insurance, students have to go to and purchase items. So students learn how to write out a check and keep the balance of their checkbook. There is a police officer who sometimes gives out tickets so students have to go see the judge. There is a nurse who gives out tickets regarding a health issue. Often, students become bankrupt so have to go to the community resource booth to understand the real life consequences of bankruptcy. This event needs 85 volunteers for the day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. You are assigned a booth that has a description of what to do when students arrive. Morning coffee and lunch are provided. Evaluations from both students and volunteers have shown the value of this experience. We are in need of volunteers as some of our past volunteers are unable to make it this year so, please consider this opportunity. Please let me know if you will be able to help us out this year. Call Kathy Metzenbauer, Family Living Agent at the UW Extension office at 608-847-9329.

iLead to host casino night iLEAD is having a Casino Night Fundraiser April 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Mauston. They are asking for help with this event. You can donate to the cause, sponsor a game table that will have your name on it or you can provide a product for the silent auction. iLEAD ( is one of the first of it's kind Entrepreneurial/Leadership Charter Schools in the State. They believe it will become a model for similar schools to develop within many of Wisconsin communities. The school is based on developing entrepreneurship and leadership within students but also uses many cool techniques to foster 21st century learning skills and build the character traits that are common to successful lives. iLEAD has been the ‘baby’ of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation. They are encouraging everyone to help support this innovative approach to education Checks can be sent to JCEDC at PO Box 322, 122 Main St, Camp Douglas, WI 54618 or call 608-427-2070 for more information.

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Kole Kobel [ pictured far left ] took his team to their league championship tournament this last weekend in Wisconsin Dells. Coach Kobel and his High School D2 level hockey team, who practice out of the Omni in Onalaska, took home the first place trophy for the season in the WCHSHL league. His son Lane [ pictured far left top row ] is the Captain of the team and leads in points. Lane is a junior at Royall. Lane has been on the team for the last four years. This is the first league championship for the team. The team is ranked number 1 in there division and will be the team to beat at state. The state tournament is the weekend of March 15th.

Kendall Board approves Spring Street engineering amendment BY TASHA MUELLER A long consideration for approving a Spring Street engineering amendment #2 left the Kendall Village Board members asking for an itemized list of where exactly the overages occurred throughout the project process. Andrew Zimmer, of MSA Professional Services, a Baraboo, WI based engineering firm, gave the board a project update during the regular board meeting Monday night. MSA has been working with Gerke Excavating collecting materials and project drawings. Zimmer noted that Gerke recently signed a 2 million dollar job with the City of New Lisbon, which may factor into the exact start date of the Spring Street project. A participated start date will be in May. It is noted in the contract that the project must be completed in August of 2014. A time saving notion from Zimmer noted that the engineers have asked for the project maps to put in requirements to GPS system that will make the project more efficient and cost saving towards grading specifics. A new requirement for public owners of collections systems must have an established plan in place by April 1, 2016 in how to eliminate Sanity Sewer Overflows (SSO’s). Zimmer explained

the new plan that will be set in the future. Zimmer also explained the Clean Water Healthy Economy Act that was put together by a group of municipal representatives. The act is trying to mitigate the costly response to low phosphorus limits per treatment plant discharge. This act achieves the leveling towards the limits to the land conservation. A scope of services for the Spring Street project was discussed with members as a projected cost for hours within the project were divided into certain tasks. MSA and the Village of Kendall currently have a times and material contract for $42,500. Zimmer noted that in the October meeting, the contract was over its estimated fees by roughly $17,000. In order to make any overages for the village to compensate the project group, a design amendment was

approved by the board to be sent to the Clean Water Fund and the Safe Drinking Water Loan program for potentially a 60 percent forgiveness. An itemized list of tasks, that have been over the estimated amount, was looked over and discussed with Zimmer as to where the hours were over with the design plans. The board approved of the design amendment for $14,100, that will save about $3,000 of the project costs. Public Works Director Dave Gruen reported to the board that there have been nine internal residential freeze ups, two external residential freeze ups, two water main breaks, two freeze ups on sewer lines and three different laterals plug within the few winter months. It is still encouraged to keep a pencil-sized stream on running continually. New water rates will go into effect this month and monthly water bills will be

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occurring for village residents. The board approved a picnic license for the Lion’s Auction on April 12, along with a request of operator’s license for Kathrine Dvorak. At a special board meeting on March 3, members discussed purchasing a new loader, which included a $25,000 service proposal of the now out of service loader that the village currently has. Wes Revels, running for Monroe County Sherriff, stopped by to introduce himself. Revels will be present on March 20 at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for a meet and greet at the Kendall American Legion hall. The next regular Kendall Village Board meeting is April 14 at 7 p.m.

Kids Movie Marathon at the Elroy Public Library! Friday, March 14, we will run “Magic School Bus” free movies all day. They will start at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room and run throughout the day. Since each one is about ½ hr., we will take breaks in between for browsing books and letting off steam. These animated, educational, and inventive videos are a lot of fun. Grown-ups are invited to join in the fun also. Perhaps the kids will help you figure out who all the characters are. The Elroy Library will be closed on Monday, March 17, while we change to our new computer system. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and we will be ready for business on Tuesday, March 18. We ask for patience from you while we adapt to the new program. You are going to love it, but transitions always cause a bit of inconvenience. Smile and have a piece of candy on us.

Elroy senior meal site At the Elroy Senior Meal Site we are all hoping for an early spring. Even with all the cold weather, people have been braving the cold and coming to the meal site. We will be serving corn beef and cabbage on St. Pat’s Day – Monday, March 17th. We eat at 11:45 a.m. The suggested donation is $3.75. Please call 462-5175 if you plan on coming. You can also call this number to see what we are serving or to get the Ageless which lists the menus for all the meal sites in Juneau County. We are looking for cribbage players to play 1 – 2 days a month. Let us know if you are interested. We have bingo everyday starting at 11 a.m. We are located at Grace Lutheran Church, 226 Erickson St. Elroy, WI. Come and join your friends or make a new friend for a warm meal, friendship, and fun!

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Winning wrestlers present at Board meeting BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Present at Monday evening's meeting were high school wrestlers Cullen Pedersen and Myles Connor who recently competed in a state wresting competition. Pedersen finished with 1st place and Connor placed 3rd. Pedersen told board members that this year was a successful wrestling year for him as he finished the wrestling season with 45 wins and only 1 loss. Connor finished the year with 42 wins and 2 loses. Principal Mark Toelle expressed congratulations to the boys and went on to talk about the wonderful job the wrestling coaches do. "The coaches do a tremendous job and focus on both technique and conditioning," he said. The New Lisbon School District is in the process of hiring a School Nurse. According to Superintendent Dennis Birr during a closed session meeting after Monday's March meeting of

the school board, board members provided him with parameters in filling the position. Birr went on to say that this week he will be making calls to applicants and hopes that the position will soon be filled. Board members took on some items during the New Business portion of the meeting including the 2nd reading of the Sub Pay Policy which will become effective for the 2014-2015 school year. The policy will increase pay for a full day from $90 to $95 and for a half day from $45 to $47.50. Board members approved the hiring of fall coaches for the 2014-2015 school year. According to Athletic Director Nancy Walker there was little change to the lineup of coaches except for the addition of Heidi and Steve Anderson as volleyball coaches and Nancy Mischler as the football cheerleader coach. In his report to the board Superintendent Birr shared that his expertise was requested for an upcoming

seminar at a spring superintendent's convention. Birr along with representatives from Baird & Co. will provide guidance on the school budget process. Birr gave notice to board members that a change in the district's depository may be on the horizon during the reorganization meeting for the district. Currently the district is in the process of speaking with Royal Bank and the Bank of Mauston. In his report to the board high school Principal Gary Syftestad expressed that he is currently working with other area principals in looking at what may be a scheduling conflict coming up this May as the New Lisbon High School Graduation is scheduled on the same day as a sectional track meet. According to Principal Toelle in his report to the board, recent parent teacher conferences were well attended and there is still time to sign up for summer school. Summer school runs June 9th through June 27th.

Enjoy “A Magical Event” upcoming in New Lisbon Join Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation in welcoming magician and comedian, "Magic Dave" Stritter to the Travelers Inn in New Lisbon on Saturday, April 12. The award-winning magician will entertain you with his talent, wit and charm; and will thrill you with unique combination of magic and comedy. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the magic show beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to a basket raffle, pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available for a small fee. During the evening, enjoy appetizers and desserts, popcorn, snacks and other refreshments. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets for ‘A Magical

Event’ are $15 each for those 13 and over, children 12 and under are half price. A limited number of tickets are now on sale at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Delton Family Medical Center, Elroy Family Medical Center, New Lisbon Family Medical Center, and Necedah Family Medical Center. Buy yours before they magically disappear! For more information about this event, call 608847-1495. This event is brought to you by Nurses Helping Nurses, a division of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation. All proceeds from this event will go toward tuition reimbursement for Mile Bluff nurses

On Saturday, April 12, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation will welcome magician and comedian “Magic Dave” Stritter to the Travelers Inn in New Lisbon. Tickets are on sale now. who are pursuing further education.

C.R.A.M. RECYCLING CONTEST March 1st to March 30th, 2014 Open to any resident of Juneau County... kids (4-12), teens under 18, and adults of any age. Prizes will be awarded in these 3 age categories, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. ESSAYS LIMITED TO 500 WORDS OR LESS. Kids under 6 may submit drawing instead.

RETURN TO: CRAM % Sharon Halverson, W8429 Cty Rd C, New Lisbon, WI 53950 Judges: CRAM BOARD. TOPIC: WHO, WHAT, AND WHY MY FAMILY SHOULD RECYCLE.

PRIZES: (Each Category) 1st place $25 • 2nd place $15 • 3rd place $10 Any questions, call Sharon Halverson 608-562-3069 or Juneau County Highway Department, Dennis Weiss at 608-847-5874

State wrestling champions Cullen Pedersen and Myles Connor attended Monday evenings school board meeting.

Nominations being sought The New Lisbon Chamber would appreciate your suggestions for the 2014 Community Service Award and Citizen of the year recipients. Please nominate a business and a citizen of couple that has devoted time and energy towards the community of New Lisbon and/or assisting its residents. The values of leadership, integrity, dedication and reliability, along with a spirit of volunteerism are some of the many great qualities that would be demonstrated by businesses and individuals that are worthy of this prestigious award. Deadline for Nominations is Friday, March 21, 2014. Please give the name of business or individuals and the reason for your nomination and make your nomination. To nominate more than one

business, please make additional copies as needed, listing each candidate nominated on its own page. To submit Nomination Ballots you may: 1) Mail via USPS to the New Lisbon Chamber, PO Box 79, New Lisbon WI 53948. *Ballots must be received by deadline to ensure consideration. 2) Drop off at one of these locations: Bank of Mauston (NL Branch), NL Chamber Office, NL City Hall, NL Library, NL Post Office, Raabe’s Pharmacy, or Royal Bank (NL Branch). 3) Email to the NL Chamber: *In subject line write “Community Service Award Nomination Ballot” or “Citizen of the Year” and in email name the business with your reasons.

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Cardinals host wrestling sectionals BY STEVE NORLING On Saturday, March 22nd the Necedah High School hosted the WIAA Division three sectional wrestling tournament. Twenty-nine teams were eligible to send wrestlers to the tournament. There were many wrestlers there and a crowd that filled the gym to capacity. The Necedah School District did an excellent job of hosting this tournament. They had an excellent staff to take care of all aspects of the day. From

check in time, until the end of the tournament, the staff kept things going at a steady pace. Necedah had two wrestlers in the sectional, Jaron Bennett and Austin Winters. After putting up a good scrap, Bennett was defeated by points in his first bout, eliminating him from the competition. Austin Winters had better luck winning his first bout by a fall in just over one minute. In his second bout, Austin was not as lucky losing by a fall. This put him into another round to attempt to make his way into the state meet.

Jaron Bennett during his match last weekend.

Citations down in January BY STEVE NORLING The March village board meeting was held on Monday, March 10th. In his police report, Tony Heiss reported that the number of citations in January was down due to problems with new software being installed in the unit. This will replace handwritten tickets and will be required by the state. It has since been adjusted and is working fine now. In his Public Works report Chris Woda reported that he felt that Necedah came through the extremely bad winter better than most other municipalities in the area. He stated that for one thing we could be glad that the ethanol plant is on the water line as their usage of water kept the water moving and the temperature stayed over 40 degrees. This allowed Necedah not to have the entire village running water, as did most communities. He said that the village crew is currently opening up the catch basins. The wastewater plant ran well through the winter with no problems due to the cold weather. He also stated that pollution going into the river has been reduced since 2009. In 2009 the DNR fined Necedah $1,300 and only $320 in 2013. It was reported that the Necedah Library will be closed on March 17th and 18th to be able to install new software. James Murray from Baker, Tilley, Virchow,

Krasue LLP was on hand to present the 2013 audit report. The report was very good with revenues higher than budgeted and expenses lower than the budget. President Carter signed a proclamation to celebrate Arbor Day, which states that it is to protect trees and woodland. Final payment to STAAB Construction Corp of $5,000 was approved for the completion of the water treatment facility. The DNR requires a new water utility map. MSA Engineering will be hired to provide assistance in the mapping. Also in the realm of the water and sewer, the village is looking for an intern to work with that department. Chris Woda will be going to a meeting where college students studying for these types of jobs will be listed in hopes of finding a good candidate. In his Administrator’s Update, Roger Herried reported that the spring cleanup will be held on Friday, April 25th. To get all of the rules be sure to check the spring newsletter, which he stated will be out sometime this month. He also noted that there will be a groundbreaking ceremony of Rolan’s Senior Village on Friday, March 21, 2014. This will be an eight unit building of affordable senior housing. The groundbreaking will take place at 1:00 p.m. across from Dollar General Store at 701 W. 3rd Street.

However, his third match went about the same as the second, he was pinned in just over one minute. Unfortunately for Jaron and Austin, neither will be going to the state tournament. Both of these boys should be congratulated on making it into the sectionals and making a good effort for themselves and for the Necedah wrestling team. Coach Lee feels that they both put forth their best effort and should be proud of what they did.

Austin Winters getting pin for his win in his first match.

Library has much to offer The Necedah Public Library has some excellent activities for youngsters. On both Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the afternoon, there are things to keep the youngsters occupied. These activities are not only fun, but they are also free. First of all on Tuesday afternoon is the Knit/Crochet class for Kids. This class meets from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. every week. Here Bonnie DeVey helps to teach youngsters to knit or to crochet. Many of the youngsters begin by making small items and work up to more complicated items. Most of the youngsters bring their own needles, hooks, and yarn. If they are under the age of eight they need to have a parent remain with them while they are at the library. An added bonus is that each of the youngsters gets a snack before they begin their knitting or crocheting. On Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. it is time for the Lego Club. Here the youngsters come in and after a quick snack they go to one of the tables and start to build things from the thousands of Legos that are on each table. Chery Kastenschm, who is the overseer of the club, gives ideas of what the youngsters can make but in reality they can make whatever they want. For instance, during Dr. Seuss’s birthday week she suggested things that Dr. Seuss would make. Once the youngsters finish their item that item is put into the library on display for one week. Again, children under eight need to bring an adult along to stay and join in on all the fun. This is a great club and the youngsters really enjoy building things from Legos. For children under five Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:30 it is story time. Anita Catcciatore reads age appropriate stories to these youngsters. During Dr. Seuss’s birthday week the book she read was “Wacky Wednesday.” With the library also having wacky things done to it, this made perfect sense. A shoe on the wall, the picture of a dog with a mustache, another picture of a dog being upside down and the push and pull signs on the doors being reversed were just some of the wacky things done. The youngsters enjoyed these wacky things and also thoroughly enjoyed the reading of the story. There is always something fun going on at the library. Libraries are not just for reading anymore. People need to check out the library and see what else is going on. There is a movie coming up soon and all of these things are free. Come on in and enjoy your library.

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Battling Cystic Fibrosis BY LEXI W., ABBY E., DION GRISAR For years the Tory and Jodi Needham family and the Rusty and Shannon Chute family of Wonewoc have been raising money and battling to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. These two families have an intimate understanding of cystic fibrosis because they both have a child that has this chronic disease. According to Webster dictionary, cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that causes mucus to accumulate in the lungs and airways, and leads to faulty digestion due to a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes. In the lungs, this mucus blocks the airways, causing lung damage and making it hard to breathe. In the pancreas, it clogs the pathways leading to the digestive system and interfering with proper digestion. People who have cystic fibrosis have a shorter-thannormal life expectancy. As treatments for CF improve, the life expectancy for people with this disease rises. About 70,000 people worldwide have Cystic Fibrosis. Sitting down to interview Tory Needham, father of Tucker, we learned that having a child with CF isn’t really different than having a child without CF except for the occasional trip to the hospital. Tucker is twelve years old and has been to the hospital nine times throughout his whole life. However,

when Tucker goes to the hospital, he has to be there for a minimum of 2 weeks because the antibiotic treatment runs in a two week cycle. Sometimes he has to stay for three weeks. Tucker takes a battery of up to fifty or sixty pills a day to support his respiratory and digestive systems. When he wakes up he has to take six Zen pep. He then takes two different types of multivitamins. Tucker also takes a pill for acid reflux. Every time he has a snack or eats a regularly scheduled meal, Tucker has to take five or six pills to replace the pancreatic enzymes his body doesn’t produce. At night, he has to take an antibiotic to support his digestive and respiratory systems and he uses a vibrating vest to shake loose the mucus in his lungs. Rusty and Shannon Chute have a daughter with Cystic Fibrosis that affects mainly her respiratory system. She spends about a half hour a day receiving treatments through a nebulizer. According to Mr. Chute, “It adds a lot of stuff you have to do throughout your day. She doesn’t have to take enzymes every time she eats like other kids who have CF have to do.” Rusty’s daughter is young and has to use an inhaler before she wears the vibrating vest. According to Rusty, “Every day, it’s at least a half hour of treatments, but when she’s sick it’s easily an hour.” Vida, Rusty’s daughter, uses the nebulizer twice a

day, where she receives 15 minutes of saline and 15 minutes of pulmazyme, which breaks up the mucus in her lungs. She then wears the vest for 30 minutes. When Vida is sick she may receive up to four treatments a day and has to take antibiotics. This can be very difficult for the family because Vida is 2 1/2 years old and can’t do it all on her own. The costs of trips to the hospital and medication for Cystic Fibrosis can be high and the need for a cure is dire. The cost to see a specialist for a regular office visit can range from $500 to $5,000 every three months. Medication can reach $35,000 a year. The cost of a two to three week hospital visit is $60,000 – $70,000. It is because of these costs and the fact that Tory and Rusty are teachers at Wonewoc-Center schools that the 8th Grade leadership team is joining with the Needham and Chute families to raise money to fight for a cure of Cystic Fibrosis. The Wonewoc-Center 8th grade leadership team would like to invite you and your fam-

ily to a dinner and a movie night on Friday, March 21, 2014. The menu for the evening will be spaghetti, salad bar, garlic toast, dirt cake, and milk and will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The movies will be shown from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The dinner will be in the school cafeteria and the movies will be shown in the upper gym. The shows are “Frozen” (6-8 p.m.) and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (8-10 p.m.). The cost for dinner and the movies are: $6.00 per adult, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, 4 and under are free. Family discounts are: $18.00 for a family of 4, $22.00 for a family of 5, $25.00 for a family of 6 (additional children $4.00). This is a family oriented event and a great way to get out of the house while the weather is still cold. The proceeds will be donated to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure in the name of the Chute and Needham families.

Cover to Cover BY KIM DEARTH Free Computer/Tablet Classes at the Wonewoc Public Library Technology classes are back at the Wonewoc Public Library! Beginning March 25, the library will once again be offering basic computer classes, as well as tablet/ereader classes. From Web surfing to Microsoft Word and from Windows 8 to downloading e-books, these personalized classes are tailored to answer the questions that matter to you. Stop by the circulation desk to sign up for a time slot for some oneon-one training. Classes are available on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., as well as Tuesdays at 11 and 1:30, beginning March 25. Just a reminder: The Wonewoc Public Library will be acquiring new and improved software that handles the library catalog as well as day-to-day operations. What does this mean for you? No new holds can be placed on-line or in the library from March 13-18 as we prepare to make the switch. In addition, the library catalog and downloading of new e-books from Overdrive will not

be available March 17-18 (although materials already checked out through Overdrive will still be able to be accessed). The Wonewoc Public Library will remain open during the software migration day on March 17, so feel free to stop by or give us a call with any questions. See you at the library! Kim Dearth is Library Director of the Wonewoc Public Library Native New Yorker Kim Dearth graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and Honors in Creative Writing. The author of four books, she worked as a journalist at regional and national magazines in Atlanta, Chicago and Madison, WI, before embarking on her second career as a librarian. After getting started at the Olson Middle School Library in Mauston, she became director of the Wonewoc Public Library, where she was thrilled to be part of the library’s expansion project that added new children’s and teen areas as well as a new community room. An avid reader and writer, Kim most enjoys helping people find “that perfect book.”


basketball team took first place at a play date at Weston on March 1st. They were very proud to win and worked hard over this past year!

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In the Loop... with the friends of the LaValle Library PEGG CONDERMAN Yeah! Daylight Savings time is here! The Snow is melting away! The Robins are returning! The early bulbs will soon be poking their heads out of the ground! Along with that, the Snowbirds will be returning to the area and the locals will be poking their heads out of their winter hats! To make your Spring even more interesting this year, the La Valle Library has developed several new programs to help you THINK SPRING!! This is what is happening soon: Tuesday, March 11 at 6 pm: The second in the series of Programs entitled “Art Inspired by the Nature”. Joyce Idhe is an artist who grew up on a small farm a few miles east of Reedsburg and now lives near Lime Ridge. A painter, she works in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. She and her husband own I-D Sign Co. in Reedsburg. Saturday, March 15th at 8 a.m.: The La Valle Library Board meets in the library for approximately one hour. If you are interested in finding out how your library is organized or have an idea to offer, join us! The public is always welcome. Saturday, March 15th at 10 a.m.: The Call of the Frogs. The Wisconsin DNR Frog and Toad Survey invites you to listen and learn the 12 Wisconsin frog calls. Learn to “speak”

like a frog. Learn how to become a Citizen Scientist for the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey. This is a great program for kids! Or kids of any age who listen to the peepers in the Spring. Saturday, March 15th at 7p.m.: Movie Night featuring the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Our Free Movie is a popular destination for families. Concessions are available. The Popcorn is Delicious! Tuesday, March 24th at 6 p.m.: “The Healthy Aging Brain” is a new program given by Tammy Koenecke from Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Learn about the different types of dementia, what causes dementia, why a diagnosis is important, what can be done after diagnosis, what you can do to adopt a "brain healthy" lifestyle and what resources are available to those with dementia and their caregivers. To get in contact with the La Valle Library is easy. Email us at; Our Website is www. and you can call us at 985-READ! You can find us on Facebook as “LaValle Public Library”. You can also follow us on Twitter! The La Valle Library is open Monday thru Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 til noon.

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Award Winning Recording Artist

Hillsboro Officer elections

Robert Kouba, better known in the music industry as RC Kouba, who resides in Hillsboro just won an award Akademia Music Award for his Contemporary Christian/Gospel at their music awards night in Los Angeles, California. He won an award for Best Song called, “Be Like Me.” He was also nominated for the song that he sang from his heart called, “Coming Home”. This song is dedicated to all the soldiers that are serving their country. RC served in the Navy and knows the wonderful feeling when he finally was able to come home after serving his country. RC Kouba started singing when he was four years old and has never stopped. He was a member of the local Hillsboro Cabaret Singers, and sings at St. Aloysius Catholic Church to name just a couple. “I have worked at Ho-Chunk as a Security Officer for the past nine years. A person had left their glove and we kept it for him until he came back. Little did I know that this glove would lead me to a new very talented songwriter, Christian St. James. Christian is a 17 time award winner with two number one singles, Entertainer of the Year, Artist of the year and winner of the Globe Award for the longest song to hold the Number One spot consecutive weeks beating Chubby Checkers song called, “The Twist” which held almost 50 years with Cashbox Magazine charts. I felt he was more than qualified to write a song for me and that he did. He gave me several songs that I felt were good for me. “The Akademia Music Awards are a big deal. They are judged by some of the biggest names in music. I feel great things are to come. People need to know it’s never too late to

begin to see your dream come true. I believe nothing happens by chance, but the willingness to fulfill one’s destiny takes time and effort and hard work along with a firm belief that you will accomplish that which was once your dream is now reality,” Kouba said. Kouba’s music is being played in Los Angeles and many other stations. To find out more information go to www.

The Hillsboro Fire Department held their annual election of officers last Tuesday evening and the outcome has left the department with new leadership. Thomas Sebranek, a twelve year veteran on the department who has spent the last 6 years as the chief, was defeated in the election by Stacy Morris. Morris has been a member of the Fire Department for 6 years and has served as an officer on the department for the last 5 years, most recently as the Rescue Captain. Jeremy Miller was chosen by the members of the department to serve as the Assistant Chief. Miller is a 13 year veteran who has been an officer on the department for the past 8 years, most recently as the Hose Captain. He will be replacing the former Assistant Chief, Tom Hotek, who served under Sebranek for the past 6 years. Hotek has been with the department since 1991 and has been an officer for more than half of his 23 years of service. Miller and Hotek have now switched positions on the department as Hotek will be taking Miller’s former position as the department’s secretary.

Lady Tigers regional Champs over Bangor BY TASHA MUELLER A basketball season isn’t quite over for an area team that will continue their path towards the WIAA State Tournament. The Hillsboro girls basketball team was able to keep an early first quarter lead 11-3 with the only points for Bangor being a three-point shot from Morgan Horstman. Bangor was unable to keep up with Hillsboro’s fast pace of direction towards the basket as Hillsboro’s Sami Levy and Macy Mislivecek kept close to the basket for easy layups. Hillsboro’s defense held the Cardinals to just six additional points in the second quarter as the Lady Tiger’s stacked up nine points, leading 20-9 going into the half. Bangor’s offense came alive in the third quarter to add plenty of points to the scoreboard, making the deficit to only a basket possession, pushing the fourth quarter into an uproar with the crowd. Both Levy and Mislivecek kept making big baskets, along with Destiny Shore. With

just 41 seconds left in the fourth, Hillsboro still kept the lead 32-30, as the final points for the team came from free throw shots by Shore and Mackenzie Sullivan. Top scorers for the evening included Levy with 16, Shore contributing 8 points, Mislivecek tallying 7, and both Sullivan and Kelsey Skala scoring two points. Horstman finished with 17 points for Bangor. Hillsboro ended Bangor’s tournament run with a five-point gain at the end, 35-30. In the opening round of the Division 5 WIAA tournament, Hillsboro hosted eighth seeded Royall, advancing with a 26-14 win. In the regional semi final, Hillsboro surpassed La Farge 47-29. The Lady Tigers will travel to Neillsville on Thursday to meet up with No. 4 seed Gilmanton, who is coming off of a 49-36 win over Independence. If Hillsboro wins, the team will travel to La Crosse Logan this Saturday at 7 p.m. taking on the winner of either No. 1 Barneveld or No. 3 Belmont.

Coach Ron Benish and the Hillsboro girls basketball team advance to the Sectional Semi Final game this Thursday, traveling to Neillsville and taking on No. 4 Gilmanton. The team won the WIAA Division 5 Regional Final game by a score of 35-30 over Bangor on Saturday to become Regionals Champions. Good luck to Coach Benish and the team into the sectional games this week!

One-point heartbreaker BY TASHA MUELLER Two foul line shots that would either tie or make a big win for the Hillsboro boys basketball team on Thursday night in Neillsville left the team in limbo after Tiger Matt Anderson was able to extend the boys team chance to advance into the sectional final. With just 0.7 seconds left of regulation time, Anderson missed the first free throw shot and made the second tying the game 4545 as the Tiger team competed against the Cochrane-Fountain City Pirates. The Tigers went into overtime with the fire and passion to succeed past the Pirates to make their state dream still alive. C-FC got the ball at the start of overtime, but were unable to make reliable baskets to take an early lead. Anderson added the first basket to take the lead 45-47. C-FC answered back with a low basket. Hillsboro’s Max Stockwell landed at the foul line, taking the lead 49-50. The lead took over in favor for C-FC after Stockwell pressed a foul, making the score 55-54 with 26.2 seconds left. A basket from Tiger Joey Helgerson took the lead 55-56 with 11.1 seconds left as the Pirates gained possession. With no timeouts left for both teams, C-FC’s freshman Mason Baecker got the ball in the corner, drove to

the lane and flipped a shot over his shoulder to take a one-point lead 57-56. Hillsboro’s Grant Jefferies quickly through the ball towards the basket with only a few seconds left to end the tournament run for the Tiger boys basketball team with a one-point heartbreaker. Hillsboro was able to chip away a sevenpoint deficit from the first quarter as C-FC continued the lead into halftime 27-15. Hillsboro added 18 additional points in the third quarter to pinch towards a five-point close call as the Tigers kept on making points towards the tie at the end of the game. Three Tiger recorded double-digits, including Anderson with 18 points, Brandon Stanek with 17, and Stockwell adding 15. Helgerson contributed four points and Avery Rueckheim tallied two points. C-FC had two players with double-digits, which included Cale Lisowski with 15 and Dillon Geiger with 12. The Pirates went on to win against Barneveld in the sectional final game, making it the first time for the team to compete in the WIAA State Tournament. Great job to the Hillsboro Tiger boys basketball season, as the team rounds out with a 21-4 record.

Sophomore Joey Helgerson made the last basket for the Tiger team, taking a one point lead in overtime, as C-FC was able to turn around at take a one-point win to advance to the sectional final game on Saturday against Barneveld.

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A western affair at the Painted Pony

The Painted Pony, a Western-wear retail shop located in Kendall, hosted its fourth annual Western Fashion Show on Sunday that showcased a wide selection of Western outfits. Pictured here is Joanne Pasch modeling a bright skirt and top. TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS

Mark Phelps smiles to the crowd wearing a Western plaid shirt with cowboy hat.

LeRoy Petersen shows off a cowboy horse rider shirt with a sunset on the horizon.

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Elimination of standards may displace districts for education BY TASHA MUELLER

Wisconsin lawmakers who have discussed having standards replaced are considering a Wisconsin State Bill that would eliminate a set of classroom standards that schools are currently using, such as the Common Core Standards. Hillsboro Superintendent Curt Bisarek noted during the Hillsboro School Board meeting on Monday that recently he attended a Legislative Hearing in Madison on March 6 about on why exactly the bill would be replaced. Bisarek reported to the board that under the State Bill 619, after the board has submitted its proposed model academic standards to the state superintendent, the state superintendent must, taking into consideration the academic standards submitted by the board, submit its own proposed model academic standards first to the legislative council staff for review and comment and then to the Legislature’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR). The standards are essentially what is used in schools for teaching students. The National Governor’s Association, along with education groups, created the standards as states keep implanting the new standards. Wisconsin started using Common Core back in 2010, and now, four years later, legislators are looking to replace them. The bill’s language says the governor and Legislature would choose 10 of the board’s 15 members. Bisarek continued on stating, “The bill provides that the

JCRAR must either approve the proposed model academic standards or object to the proposed standards. If the JCRAR approves the models academic standards, the state superintendent must adopt the model academic standards. If the JCRAR objects, the JCRAR must prepare a new legislative bill that incorporates by reference the proposed model academic standards.” Recently, Bisarek noted he had emailed the local representatives on the topic to reject any bill that wants to throw out the Common Core. “It is our opinion as an administrative team and teaching staff that the work we have done to implement the Core is highly productive work that better prepares our students to succeed and complete their high school education college and career ready.” Hillsboro has just recently implemented the Common Core Standards this school year, with efforts from the teaching staff to make the needed changes, which have already progressed from a few years ago. Also noted in his superintendent report, a bill that waives the 180 day school year requirement will be decided on in the next few weeks and could be effective as soon as this year as it appears to have the votes to pass. Business Manager Mindy Lankey reported to the board towards creating the most efficient budget for next year. A large deficit may fester into the district, with many unknown

Cesky Den celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with dance BY TASHA MUELLER The day was just right for polka dancers of all ages to dance the afternoon away with plenty of polka dances to chose from. Cesky Den held it’s first St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Sunday at the Hillsboro Fireman’s Community Center and had a fantastic crowd for the first time event. The group has had a Valentine’s Day Dance in the past, but through recent years, inclement weather had left a decision for the group to push back the event in efforts of warmer days for others to come down to the center. Dancers put on their green suede shoes and spoke a little Czech blarney at the tables as the area’s top polka band performed. Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen is an award winning polka band from Cashton and has been chosen as Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame’s Band of the Year is 2003 and 2008. The band played a variety of music including Dutchman, German, Czech style, Polish style, and Slovenian style along with a variety of county, big band, swing, and 50s and 60s music. If you were unable to see them at the dance, the band will be making appearances at the 2014 Cesky Den on June 14 and 15. Dancers had quite the fun time releasing their winter blues and putting on their dancing shoes for a fun afternoon in Hillsboro.

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amounts still undetermined. The revenue cap is already down $188,000, which is leaving rural schools in a position to figure out where exactly to cut that may already be cut by too much. Factors that will further continue into the budget include state aide, taxes, insurance and other unknown numbers with the early estimate. Elementary principal reported the end of the third quarter is March 27, with report cards going home on April 2. Inservice day is March 28, and March 14 is a regular school day. The elementary is hosting an Understanding Wildlife presentation on April 10 at 1:30 pm. An evening performance at the high school gymnasium will also be that same evening at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, as the evening performance cost $5, free for children 3 and under. This is a first for the school, as audience members will get the chance to interact with a wide variety of animals. High school principal noted changed in the Wisconsin DPI tentative student assessment schedule. Students will be taking an Aspire test that replaces Explore and Plan for freshmen and sophomores. A Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) replaces WAA-SwD ELA and mathematics assessments, and will also serve as the alternative in grades 9-10 when Aspire is added, with a projected date in the fall. Additionally, Zimmerman added that Wisconsin would be paying for all public high school juniors to take the ACT college admissions test starting in the 2014-15 school year as part of a $7 million budget initiative announced by State Superintendent Tony Evers. See STANDARDS, page 3

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The Messenger of Juneau County’s want ads are just $10 for the first 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. To place an ad, call 1-(608)-462-4902, fax to 1-(608)-462-4903 or email to: We reserve the right to reject any ad that does not meet our standards.

APARTMENTS NEW LISBON: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Includes heat, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, dryer and garage. Located on Allen Road, New Lisbon. Call Real Estate Management 608-356-5050 or go to b1tf FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedroom house $425. References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf ELROY: 1 bdrm apartment. $525 per month - security deposit to match. Utilities included. 608-853-1370 b24tf ELROY: 2 and 3 bedrooms available. Rent based on income. On site laundry, edge of town, private entry, storage. Call 608-462-5300. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. b26tf NECEDAH: Spacious 2 bedroom. Rent based on 30% of income. On site laundry, off street parking. Call 1-800-944-4866 Ext. 122. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. b28tf NEW LISBON: 1 bedroom. No pets. $425 for rent, $425 deposit. 608-8473747 or 608-547-2326. b29-5 KENDALL: Beautiful newly remodeled 2 bedroom upper unit. Cable and heat included. Washer/dryer hookup. $575. Call 608461-2192. b30-2 NEW LISBON: Looking for more affordable rent? 1 bedroom $416 or 2 bedroom in New Lisbon $436. On site laundry, off street parking. Call today! 1-800-944-4866 Ext 125. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. b31tf HILLSBORO: 2 bedroom with rent based on income available now. Private entry, storage, on site laundry. Call TODAY 608-489-3258. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. b31tf

HOUSES FOR RENT MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT: 2 bedroom mobile homes available in Mauston area. References and Security Deposit Required. Call 608-847-6159. b1tf

HOUSES FOR RENT ELROY: House for rent on 2nd Main Street in Elroy. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, no pets and no smoking allowed. $450.00 per month plus security deposit. References required. Available March 1st, 2014. Please call (608) 462-5066. b28tf HOUSE FOR RENT: 2 bedroom in country on 20 acres. 4 miles North of New Lisbon on A between 58 & 80. Available May 1st. Electric heat with LP backup. Includes refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, 2 car $700/mo and garage. $700/security deposit. 1 year lease and references. 608562-3577 or 608-542-0120. b30tf

HOUSES FOR SALE FOR SALE: Three bedroom 2 bath, 14" X 70" for $17,000 mobile home includes stove, refrigerator and air conditioner recently remodeled at Mauston Mobile Manor; Call Dennis at (608) 548-5129. b28-4

SERVICES Computer Repair. Contact Dave Heilman 608-4637646 or email: New and refurbished computers in stock. I make house calls! b1tf

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: NTM, Inc. is currently seeking a person for mechanical & maintenance work. Applicant must be willing to learn set-up for injection molding. We are located at 113 Railroad St. in Elroy, WI; please call (608)4625066 for additional details. EOE. b28-4 HIRING NOW! FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN HILLSBORO VARIOUS SHIFTS Potential for permanent! $10-$10.60 PER HOUR MUST HAVE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA Contact Tomah Manpower at 608-374-2040. EOE b29-5 FORK LIFT DRIVER: Certified fork lift driver for warehouse position. Must be able to load and unload trucks as well as drive a straight truck. Please apply at 113 Railroad St., Elroy, WI or call (608) 462-5066. Equal opportunity employer. b30tf HELP WANTED: Area Sales Representative for copier and computer sales and service. Pay based on experience or will train the right individual. Call or stop in at Business Equipment and Computer Solutions. Call for an appointment at 608-847-5858 b31

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Common’s Assistants (May – October) $7.50/hr (new) $8.00/hr (returning) *Following Positions Require Red Cross Life Guard Certification & CPR*

Life Guards (June – August) $7.50/hr (new) $8.00/hr (returning) *Swimming Instructors will have a $0.50 per hour increase* Applications are available at Elroy City Hall or at Applications will be accepted at the Elroy City Hall, 225 Main St., Elroy, WI 53929 until 4:00 p.m. on April 11, 2014 (hiring is expected to take place the week of April 14, 2014). For information on lifeguard, swimming instructor, first aid and CPR classes, contact the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross at 608-233-9300 or

Resident Care Assistant (RCA) If you enjoy working with the elderly and in a home like atmosphere we have a job for you! Milestone Senior Living is seeking part-time applicants for our Resident Care Assistant positions. Applicants should enjoy caring for and giving support to the elderly in a fast paced atmosphere. Duties include resident personal cares, medication administration, laundry, housekeeping and life enrichment activities. We will train according to DHS regulations and Milestone policies. Great benefit package for part-time and full-time employees. New starting wage! Wage is dependant on experience. Apply at or mail a resume/application to:

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. GREGORY W. SMITH and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of GREGORY W. SMITH Case No. 13-CV-199 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 September 26, 2013, in the amount of $180,116.65, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 1, 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: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The East 1/2 of the North 934.42 feet of Lot 6 of C.S.M. MAP NO. 419 of Volume 2, C.S.M. Page 183, which is located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 33, in Township 18 North, Range 4 East, in Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W5219 26th Street, Town of Necedah. TAX KEY NO.:290281851.2 /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 2014 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF8 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST; Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. JAMES NILES AND BRANDY NILES, husband and wife; and STATE OF WISCONSIN; and PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES; and MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; and UNIFUND CORPORATION, Case No. 13-CV-71 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 June 13, 2013, in the amount of $139,475.79, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 25, 2014, at 10:05 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: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3336, recorded in Volume 14 of C.S.M. on Page 116, being a part of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4; and a part of the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 10, T14N, R5E, Village of Lyndon Station, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 107 N. Washington Street, Village of Lyndon Station. TAX KEY NO.291460363.01 Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN & VILLAGE OF NECEDAH TOWN & VILLAGE OF NECEDAH JOINT ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT TEST NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public test required by Wis. Stats. 5.84 will be conducted on the Town of Necedah & Village of Necedah voting equipment on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Necedah Town/Village Hall, 101 Center Street, Necedah, WI, 54646. The test is open to the public. Contact the town clerk at 565-3140 or village clerk at 565-2261 for information. Susan Kosinski, Town of Necedah Clerk Roger Herried, Village of Necedah Clerk Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2004-HE9, c/o Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, its attorney-in-fact, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. MICHELE A. BARR and JOHN DOE unknown spouse of Michele A. Barr; and GB HOME EQUITY LLC; Case No. 12-CV-150 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 July 16, 2013, in the amount of $115,127.18, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 25, 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: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The East Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (E1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township Sixteen (16) North, Range Two (2) East, EXCEPT Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 2232 recorded in Volume 8 of CSM, Page 199, Town of Fountain, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N5799 Zindorff Road, Town of Fountain. TAX KEY NO.:290100519 Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. Publish: March 6, 13, 20, 2014 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT Juneau COUNTY MORTGAGE FREEDOM CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Case Class Code: 30404 Mortgage Foreclosure vs. Defendants. LOUIS ZOULA,et al. Case No. 2012CV000290 Case Class Code: 30404 Mortgage Foreclosure Hon. John Roemer NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on 4-42013 in the amount of $161,116.31 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 8 ,2014 at 10:00 am TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in certified funds, payable to the clerk of court (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier's check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court's confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold 'as is' and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: In the lobby of the Justice Center, 200 Oak

Street, City of Mauston, County of Juneau, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4 SW 1/4) of Section 27, Township 14 North, Range 5 East, that lies South and West of C.T.H. "J", Town of Lyndon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N525 County Road J, Lyndon Station, WI 53944 Dated February 6, 2014 /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen, Rastede, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1405 Silver Lake Rd, Suite 3 New Brighton, MN 55112 Telephone: 612.844.2530 Facsimile: 651.309.0362 Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen, Rastede, P.C. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. Publish: March 13, 20, 27, 2014 WNAXLP

March 13, 2014 NOTICE IN REPLEVIN STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY To: CHISIM J. METTERNICH Case Code 31003 Case No. 14-SC-136 You are hereby notified that a summons and complaint has been issued to recover possession of the following described goods and chattels, to wit: 2011 FORD FIESTA, VIN # 3FADP4FJ8BM175428 of which I, the plaintiff am entitled to the possession, and which you have unjustly taken and unlawfully detain from me. NOW THEREFORE, unless you shall appear in the Circuit Court of Juneau County, located in the Juneau County Justice Center in the City of

Mauston, State of Wisconsin, on APRIL 7, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. before the calendar judge or any other judge of said court to whom the said action may be assigned for trial, judgment will be rendered against you for the delivery of said property to the plaintiff and for damages for the detention thereof and for costs. Dated at Milwaukee, WI this 6th day of March, 2014. SANTANDER CONSUMER USA, INC. Plaintiff By: Jerome C. Johnson, Attorney State Bar# 1016307 839 N. Jefferson St., #200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Tele: 414-271-5400 PO No.: 1837.95 Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF WOODLAND SPRING ELECTION TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014 WOODLAND TOWN HALL 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Hall is Handicap Accessible A public test of the Accu-Vote and TSX Voting equipment to be used for the April 1, 2014 Spring Election will be held on March 27, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Woodland Town Hall, S548 County Road G, Wonewoc, WI 53968. This test is required per Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 5, Section 5.84 and is open to the general public. Nancy Dieck, Clerk Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

VILLAGE OF CAMP DOUGLAS FACSIMILE BALLOT NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION APRIL 1, 2014 Office of the Camp Douglas Village Clerk To the Electors of Camp Douglas: Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the Village of Camp Douglas on the 1st day of April, 2014 at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The following is a facsimile of the official ballot: OFFICIAL VILLAGE BALLOT VILLAGE OF CAMP DOUGLAS NOTICE TO ELECTORS: THIS BALLOT MAY BE INVALID UNLESS INITIALED BY 2 ELECTION OFFICIALS SERVING AS BALLOT CLERKS. IF CAST AS AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, THE BALLOT MUST BEAR THE INITIALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK. To vote for a person whose name is printed on the ballot mark a cross (x) in the square at the right of that name. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot write the name in the blank space provided and mark a cross (x) in the square at the right of that name.


Vote for not more than three

Randy Hoeth


Samantha Blanchard Scott Miller James E Rogers Arnie Schroeder

Michelle Anthony Schleif

O’DELLS BAY STANITARY DISTRICT O’DELLS BAY SANITARY DISTRICT #1 N7832 LAKE VIEW COURT NEW LISBON, WI 53950 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AT 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 Half Moon Bay Community Club House N7832 Lake View Court New Lisbon, WI 53950 Tracy Tomaloff, Administrator Publish: March 6,13, 2014 WNAXLP


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CITY OF NEW LISBON VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot to be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. CITY OF NEW LISBON 608-562-5213 EXT 2 LISA VINZ, CLERK 232 WEST PLEASANT STREET PO BOX 218 NEW LISBON, WI 53950 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014. THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014. THE MUNICIPAL CLERK WILL DELIVER VOTED BALLOTS RETURNED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE ON APRIL 1, 2014. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION. Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF GERMANTOWN Town of Germantown Town Board Public Hearing Sanitary District 1 Expansion March 26, 2014 Community Center/Town Hall N7560 17th Avenue Notice is hereby given that the Town of Germantown Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on March 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall/Community Center for expanding the boundaries of Sanitary District 1 to include: Parcel Parcel Parcel Parcel Parcel Parcel

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Legal descriptions are available to view at the Germantown Town Hall, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone may attend and be heard or send your comments to: Town of Germantown N7560 17th Avenue New Lisbon, WI 53950 The Town Board will meet immediately following to decide on the expansion. Susan R. Ganther Clerk/Treasurer Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

STANDARDS, from Page 10 The proposal also includes administering three other tests offered by ACT to measure college and career readiness in high school. The tests would replace the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination, which is currently administered to 10th graders to comply with federal testing requirements. The state would pay for students to take the test once. If a student would like to take the ACT a second time, they would have to pay for the test themselves. The next regular Hillsboro School Board meeting will be held on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

NEW LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LISBON PK-12 IMC Monday, February 10, 2014 7:00 P.M. The regular board meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Board President Hopper. Present were Boyle, Cowan, Hopper, Kopplin, Murphy, Neitzel, and Woggon. Also present were Principals Toelle and Syftestad, Superintendent Birr, and interested citizens. Verification of Compliance with Open Meeting law. Roll Call Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to approve the agenda for the February 10, 2014 regular school board meeting as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Woggon to approve the regular school board meeting minutes of December 9, 2013 as printed and regular school board meeting minutes of January 13, 2014 as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Recognition of Visitors – None Updates – Mrs. Walker, Athletic Director Updates – Mr. Syftestad Updates – Mr. Toelle Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Birr School Board Convention Updates – Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Boyle Period of Public Comments – None Motion by Kopplin, second by Murphy to approve the January monthly invoices as reviewed and to issue checks #45121 through #45280 in the amount of $243,537.97 and to pay the same. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Old Business – Motion by Murphy, second by Boyle to untable motion regarding school forest. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain New Business – Celebrate New Lisbon – Junior high math teacher, Mathew Hartmann, updated the board on his math program, use of ELT time, and the benefits of Khan Academy on-line. Motion by Murphy, second by Boyle to accept the school forest plan from administration and to move forward with the plan presented. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Kopplin to accept the 20142015 school district calendar as presented. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Kopplin, second by Woggon to hire Mathew Hartmann as an additional junior high wrestling coach. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Boyle to approve the first reading of updated policies. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Woggon to approve the changes to the graduation ceremony policy. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Murphy to accept health insurance eligibility as stated by administration. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 1 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Cowan to change teacher sub pay to $95 per day or $47.50 per half-day. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Period of Public Comments – None Motion by Boyle, second by Cowan to adjourn. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m. Publish: March 13, 2014 WNAXLP

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Biodiesel Conference Bring It Home Biofuels Co-op is hosting a biodiesel conference on Saturday, March 15 from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Wilton Community Center in Wilton. The conference keynote presentation will be made by Sunpower Biodiesel, our supplier of high quality ASTM certified biodiesel, on their experience producing and distributing biodiesel to farms, truck fleets, schools, municipal users and retail. Sunpower is based in Cumberland, Wisconsin. After the keynote there will be a panel discussion on topics that matter for our rural and agricultural community: • Farm Usage and Growing Oil Seed Crops • Fleet and Municipal Usage • Driving Clean with Biodiesel • Introduction to Biodiesel There will be plenty of time for Q&A with a light lunch to follow. The biofuels conference is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. The Wilton Community Center is located at 400 East Street, Wilton WI — one block south of Hwy 131. For more information we can be reached at or 608 606-0276. Check out our web site: www.bringithomebiofuels. Contact Bob Goonin, 608-606-6031;

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Van Doren Condemns Kind’s Call for Russia Sanctions But, they are a problem for Ukraine, not for the United States.” “Sanctions invite retaliation, and among the potential measures Russia could take would be to turn off the supply of oil and gas to our European friends and allies. The United States cannot afford to be the world’s policeman, rushing in with sanctions, foreign aid, or military support everywhere some politician sees trouble. Moreover, there appears to be considerable evidence of US involvement in this revolution. We have a huge and growing national debt and unfunded liabilities for programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Yet, Secretary of State John Kerry is pledging $1 billion for one side of the Ukraine power struggle, on top of the billions the US already spent intervening in Ukraine’s internal politics. As your representative, I will demand that Congress prevent Obama from spending our money on such foolish and dangerous overseas adventures. “We have seen over and over again sanctions and the other interventionist actions Kind advocates causing the death of

CONTRIBUTED Ken Van Doren, the Republican candidate challenging incumbent Rep. Ron Kind, condemned Kind’s call for punishing Russia with sanctions and other retaliation in regard to Ukraine. Speaking yesterday to a group of supporters, Van Doren said, “The voters of the Third District deserve a Representative who follows the American Founders’ wise advice of peace and trade with all nations. Ron is wrong in pushing the interventionist line that has led the United States to squander American lives and money on counterproductive nation-building from Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya.” “Sanctions are an act of war and would hurt the citizens of Russia more than the government,” continued Van Doren, “and it is downright irresponsible for anyone in the United States government to make such threats against nucleararmed Russia when Russia has done nothing to threaten the people of the United States. Tragic events are occurring in Ukraine, and it appears that neither side is without blame.






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Americans and greater suffering for the people the Obama administration claims it wants to help. Look to Libya where, after US sanctions, foreign aid, and military intervention, the US ambassador and other Americans were killed. Libya today remains in dangerous chaos. Look to Syria, where US sanctions and aid to rebels has contributed to a war zone killing to tens of thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. “I stand with the American people whose protests stopped Obama from escalating US sanctions and other intervention in Syria into an outright military attack. “As your Congressman, I pledge I will stand strong against Obama’s desire to endanger Americans’ lives and squander our tax dollars in Ukraine and other instances where the US is not threatened with attack.” Ken Van Doren is a retired building contractor, former city council member, public speaker and citizen lobbyist living in Mauston WI.






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I am happy that my friend Bill Smith is collecting his heavenly reward today, and for all days of eternity. Those of us left behind still have the memory of his work ethic to inspire us. Bill was the symbol of independence in our community. He was the underdog that came out on top. Bill was such a humble man that he probably did not realize the impact that his life and career had on many citizens of the area. Yet, perhaps he did. When I first came to Elroy in 1998, Bill was editor of the Keystone Reporter, a weekly paper that primarily served the communities of Elroy, Kendall, Union Center, Wilton, and Wonewoc (the trail communities). Soon the big newspaper chains were buying up all the little weekly papers and making them more efficient, and more like clones. One chain bought both the Keystone Reporter and the Star Times. In the name of efficiency, they felt that Juneau County needed only one newspaper. So they decided to cancel the Keystone Reporter and publish only the Star Times. At the time, I did not realize that the chain had offered to make Bill editor at another newspaper. It appeared to me that the chain was pushing Bill to retirement. But Bill wasn’t ready to retire. Bill and Betty Waits started their own independent weekly newspaper, initially called “The Trail Communities Messenger”. It served the same area formerly served by the Keystone Reporter. Former subscribers of the Keystone Reporter were resentful about the cancellation of “their” newspaper. Subscriptions to The Messenger came rolling in. Bill’s step into independence had become an almost instant success. When Bill’s new publication became eligible to publish legal notices, he established pricing for legal notices that were lower than all his competition. Soon, The Messenger became the official publisher for nearly all municipalities in Juneau County, and beyond. When Jody Kibler resigned her position as editor of another newspaper to become Bill’s partner, I finally became fully aware that Bill Smith was an editor extraordinaire. Then Bill, Betty, and Jody took the paper county-wide, adding coverage for the communities of Mauston, Necedah, and New Lisbon and renaming it The Juneau County Messenger. Its readership is now higher than any other weekly or bi-weekly paper in the

vicinity. Bill was a big believer in photo-journalism. He always had his camera with him, taking hundreds or thousands of photos. He felt that a good photo and caption could tell the story in a nutshell, or spark enough interest for you to read the entire article. Although I spent most of my working career as a technical writer or in technical publications management, my experience with newspapers came after retirement. That experience was exclusively with Bill Smith and The Messenger. My first encounter with Bill Smith was a very positive one. I compiled a press release about a snowmobile event and submitted it to The Messenger and to the other Juneau County newspaper. Bill published it exactly as submitted. The other paper rejected it. I continued to submit articles about snowmobiling to Bill and he published every one of them, which made me feel pretty good. When you think of the word “editor”, you think of someone who shortens an article to make it fit, someone who rewrites part of the story to improve it, or someone who gives pointers to the author. Bill never did any of those things to my stories although I would have gladly accepted his advice. Bill had a different technique. If the story did not fit into the available space, he would reduce the type size a bit, or crop the photo to fit vertically in one column instead of horizontally across two columns. Bill and I talked about the content of my articles only in the broadest of terms. He gave me free rein to write my way. When I first brought up the idea of a Juneau County crossword puzzle, it was exactly at the time Bill and Jody had been considering purchasing crosswords from a syndicate to improve the entertainment value of the newspaper. They immediately accepted my proposal. Besides, I offered to do it for no pay, except to have a credit line with my name on it. Later, when I proposed the quirky idea of “Grandpa Stories”, he immediately accepted. I don’t know if he really thought it was a good idea, or if he was merely being polite. Anyway, it did turn out to be popular, and I am very pleased with the positive response. I am not a member of The Messenger staff. I have merely submitted many articles for publication. But Bill Smith made me feel like a valued member of the staff, for which I am grateful. I, among many others, am proud to have known and worked with Bill Smith. He was my friend. He was an editor emeritus indeed.

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Kendall Citizen of the Year Nominations CONTRIBUTED BY LYNETTE VLASAK The Kendall Lions are seeking nominations for “Citizen of the Year”. If you know someone who is a positive force in our community, please take the time to nominate them for this award. Nominations can be dropped off at the Kendall Public Library (if the library is closed when you come by, put the nomination in the book return slot) or given to any Kendall Lions member. There are no nomination forms, simply use your own piece of paper and include the nominee’s name along with reason you believe your nominee should be named “Citizen of the Year”. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 31. The Citizen of the Year will be announced at the annual Lions Club Auction on Saturday, April 12, and the winner’s name will be put on the Citizen of the Year plaque that is on display in the Kendall Community Hall. If you have questions about nominations, please call Lynette Vlasak at 463-7639.

Taking Refuge BY STEVE NORLING Well, winter still has us in its grip. It will end sooner or later, but I am beginning to hope for sooner. As much as I love winter I feel it is time for spring. The whooping cranes are headed north and I don’t know what they are going to do if they get here too soon. The eagles are already nesting and I was wondering what it must have been like the other morning when it was twenty below zero and that poor bird was out there in that cold sitting on her nest high above the ground. It has been a long cold and snowy winter and it is time for it to end. With that in mind, I thought I would review the many things there are to do at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. First of all there are Family Bird Walks in April and May. In June, July, and August there are Pollinator Walks. September, October, and November bring us to the Migratory Bird Walks. December brings us back to a Snowshoe Habitat Hike. All of these walks are about a mile long and take about an hour. These are great events for the whole family and great learning experiences for the youngsters. Prior to each of these Saturday morning hikes there is a Focus on Photography session. Here everyone can come together and share their techniques, tips, tricks, and locations for great photography on the refuge. This group welcomes all skill levels and urges them to bring their cameras, whether they be film or digital, point and shoot, or DSLR. After the photography session you can take your camera and go on the hike and use some of the information that you just learned. If you are not a photographer you can always bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the refuge and go out and enjoy the walk and examining things with the binoculars. All of these events are free and open to the public. There are also several programs that while they are free, they do require registration. First of all there are two Eco Explorers Day Camp sessions, one in July and one in August. These camps are for youngsters from grades one to six and are filled with fun and learning. There will be much hands on from hiking to exploring nature to wildlife photography. These are three day events and go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Then there is the Youth Duck Hunt Workshop at the end of August. This is a one day workshop that will teach youngsters from 9 – 15 years old about waterfowl ID, duck calling and decoy placement. In November it is a day for Boy Scouts to earn merit badges in Fish and Wildlife Management and Environmental Science. The instructors will be professional wildlife and conservation workers. Again, these three programs all require registration prior to the dates. I will be reminding all of my readers when the time comes closer. Those are just the pre-planned and scheduled events. There are many other things to do at the refuge, either on your own or by scheduling field trips or youth programs. The refuge hosts many school groups throughout the year. They are also open to hosting field trips for other groups such as home-schoolers or church groups. For these types of field trips you do need to call and make arrangements and reservations. There are also many things to do on your own. There are several hiking trails, two photo blinds, and many areas along the edges of pools and flowages where wildlife can be observed. It is a great place for a nice Sunday afternoon walk for the whole family. If you find that you like it well enough you may even want to volunteer or at least join The Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. I have been volunteering for thirteen years and still get a great satisfaction each time I go out and help out with some project. Whether it is helping with the crane project, mowing the trails or manning the front desk in the visitor center, if still feel a sense of accomplishment. So if you have never spent much time at the refuge or have not considered joining the Friends or volunteering, consider it, you may find out that you are really missing something. Until next week, “See you at the refuge”.


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AG Announces Settlements for DRAM Chips Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that consumers can now file claims to recover money due to preliminary approval of multi-state settlements worth $310 million with all of the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory computer chips (“DRAM”) for conspiring to fix their prices. Consumers who can submit claims include those who paid more for DRAM or for the many electronic devices that contain DRAM. “I am pleased that Wisconsin consumers will see redress from this long-running case against DRAM manufacturers,” Van Hollen said. “Because DRAM chips are in most electronics, I hope that many citizens and businesses in Wisconsin will consider filing a claim.” After completing an investigation in 2006, the State of Wisconsin, with other states, filed antitrust lawsuits in federal court alleging that Wisconsin consumers over-paid for electronic devices containing DRAM for their purchases made from 1998 to 2002. DRAM is a common form of memory chip found in computers and other high technology devices. The settlements, reached in conjunction with private actions, pay individuals and businesses that purchased DRAM or devices containing DRAM in the United States during 1998 to 2002 from someone other than a DRAM manufacturer, such as retail-

ers like Best Buy or Staples. The settlements also require the DRAM manufacturers to implement antitrust compliance programs and enjoin them from certain conduct related to the sale of DRAM that would violate the antitrust laws. To receive money from the settlement, eligible consumers need to submit a claim form by August 1, 2014 with the settlement administrator. The amount of money received depends on the type and quantity of electronic devices a claimant has purchased, and the total number of claims made. Individuals who purchased DRAM or products containing DRAM are expected to get a minimum $10 payment and may end up receiving up to the amount of the overpayment they actually made due to the alleged price fixing. To file a claim, visit or call 1-800-589-1425. Any consumer who purchased one or more of the following between 1998 and 2002 is eligible to make a claim: Desktop computers, Laptop computers, Computer servers, Computer graphics cards, Printers, Video game consoles, MP3 players, PDAs, DVD players, Digital video recorders If you purchased other technology devices also containing DRAM memory, you also may be eligible to make a claim. For more information about the settlements, visit, or call 1-800-589-1425.

An Outdoorsman’s Journal

No Time Like Now BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, This week’s column is supposed to be about climbing in bear dens, sedating bears, weighing bears, and other research. Unfortunately, the medication was freezing that was going to guarantee that mama bear did not wake up while Mr. Biologist was doing research, so we had to delay that column for two weeks. I quite possibly have the most public service in a two week period of my life happening in the month of March, so combined with the delayed bear research not much fieldwork this week. No matter what, I still need at least one photo. I drive down to the Petenwell dam on the Wisconsin River. I am on an adrenaline rush because I just finished my taxes. My plan is to take pictures of bald eagles with my extremely worn out $80.00 camera. I meet Roger Leitner, who has been set up since sunup with twice as much money worth of cameras as my truck is worth. Roger is the real deal when it comes to photography, I foolishly let him see my camera, the lens is stuck, I put it back in my pocket fully extended. Roger shows me his photo album on a machine that I do not even know what it is. My brain kicks in. In the end, I have three awesome photos emailed to my house. Ya me! Here is my column; tomorrow I head to Green Bay where I will sleep in my truck Ya me! Along with five other diehard KAMO members (Kids And Mentors Outdoors) we are giving a seminar on how to start KAMO Chapters. This experience is a big deal and is being hosted by our good friends, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. As of yesterday, 62 people from throughout northeast Wisconsin had RSVP’d to come and listen to us. In a perfect world, a few months down the road there will be 1-5 more KAMO chapters in this part of the state because of the efforts by a great many “VOLUNTEERS”. The following day will be spent at St James Lutheran Church in Necedah. My daughter Selina is accolating and volunteering for the annual corned beef and cabbage dinner. That night, my good buddy from Chimo Lodge, Peter Hagedorn (75 and still going strong) will be arriving at my house and we will have a nice visit and corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Pete will be coming from the Milwaukee Sport Show. I worked that show with Pete for 25 years and then KAMO was born. The next day, I am heading north to work on a deer, yarding story. The day I get home I am speaking to Necedah high schooler’s for their career day about journalism and living an absolutely insane way of life and yes my friends no one you know lives off the seat of their pants on this type of a shoe string budget like I do. One day your in a bear den and the next your in a classroom or an igloo or sleeping in a canoe. Next weekend, I will be heading to Mellen for the bear story, the last time I did that was in the mid ‘90s and it was with the same group of people that worked the politics and field work to reintroduce elk into Wisconsin. On March 22nd, KAMO will have it 7th State members and Board of Directors meetings at Stevens Point. We currently have six chapters throughout Wisconsin and I am incredibly proud to be working with some of the best and

brightest people Wisconsin has to offer when it comes to volunteering and introducing kids into the outdoors in any way from hooks and bullets, to goose banding or whatever the mentor and young outdoors person want to do. This organization ( was started in this column and it just proves what the power of the pen can do. Until I arrive home on March 22nd with all that I just mentioned, I cannot shut my mind down. I am the President of KAMO and its BOD and there is much to be done to accomplish our goals. If you see me seemingly flustered or walking around in circles tell to me go home and get some sleep. Meanwhile my new buddy Roger Leitner can take pictures for me, my daughter can help with the cutting of firewood, and by the time I can rest, it may have reached 50 degrees. Thanks for reading! Sunset P.S. I just remembered. On March 26th-28th I am heading down to the Mackenzie Environmental Education Center with the Necedah 7th graders. I am teaching a camping class with some fishing, I really had forgotten about that.



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A mature bald eagle flying above the Wisconsin River with its dinner (Photo by Roger Leitner)

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Student chosen for honorable mention


The annual Turtle Dunk held every year on New Years Day raised a grand total this year of $13,623.44 to help fight cancer. Pictured above at the check presentation are: Ruth Marose, Kathy Marose, Dawn Rickert, Calene Ehrlich Bond, Mary Ann Strack, Lisa Amerman, Tyler Locken, Angela Locken, Sheila Marx and Shirley Larson. The committee thanked the First Weber Foundation for their matching funds and Mauston First Weber Agents, staff and Juneau County Relay for life volunteers. They gave thanks most to the jumpers and the local business's that gave donations to help fight cancer.

Deadline approaches for healthcare coverage If you’re one of the many eligible individuals who have yet to enroll for healthcare coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, it’s likely that you have questions about what to do. As the March 31 enrollment deadline approaches, it is important that you learn all you can about your options, so you are able to make an informed decision to choose the insurance plan that best meets your needs. To help with your questions, Mile Bluff had two employees undergo specialized training to become Certified Application Counselors. Sue Gunderson and Carol Thomas are available to help you understand and navigate the ‘exchange,’ so you are able to enroll in time, and get the coverage that is ideal for you. For more information, you are invited to attend the upcoming event being held at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston on March 13. This session will be held at 6 pm, and will include a general overview of the Affordable Care Act, information on how to apply for federal health insurance, and details about local resources. Certified Application Counselors, like Carol and Sue, will also be onhand to help you get started on your own, or to schedule appointments with you so they can answer some of your more in-depth questions another time. If you want to get started right away, but have questions, feel free to call Carol Thomas at 608-847-9796 or Sue Gunderson at 608-847-1877.

Macalester College sophomore guard Erin Murray has been picked as an honorable mention selection by coaches in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). In her second starting season, and first as starting point guard, Murray led the Scots in scoring 14 times and was first on the team with an 11.8 scoring average. She is a 2012 graduate of Sparta High School. On the season, Murray drained 40 three-pointers and made 70% of her free throw tries. Murray led the team with 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game and also ranked 13th in the MIAC in scoring, seventh in threepointers made, and seventh in assists per game. Her top scoring performance during the winter was 27 points at St. Catherine in midJanuary. Murray is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Murray of Kendall, and is studying Psychology and Spanish at Macalester College.

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