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Skiff to be arraigned on three felony cases BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD In court earlier this week, Judge Paul Curran found probable cause in the 1st degree reckless homicide case against 49 year old Darin Skiff of Mauston. According to the criminal complaint Skiff was charged as party to a crime as he was identified as the person who made the initial illegal buy of a prescription pain reliever, fentanyl, which is alleged to have been taken by Jeremy Hass and ended his life by an overdose. In that matter, Skiff is one of three who have been charged, the other defendants are Jessica Sanders of New Lisbon and Elizabeth Orr of Mauston. In other cases against Skiff he was one of ten arrested last year and on drug charges after an in-depth investigation spearheaded by the Juneau County Sheriff's Department. Earlier this year, and while out on bond, Skiff was charged with multiple felony charges including operating a motor vehicle without consent, possession of narcotics, felony bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer. In all three cases against Skiff he is scheduled for an April 18, 2013 arraignment. He is currently being held in the Juneau County Jail. He is being represented by defense attorney Mark Lawton.


Former NL Correctional officer sentenced to 60 days BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD

Darin Skiff

In Juneau County Court last week Judge John Roemer sentenced 47 year old Jane Hill of Mauston to 60 days of jail time with Huber privileges. The sentence came after Hill plead no contest’ to a misdemeanor charge of 4th degree sexual assault, a crime that occurred at the New Lisbon Correctional Facility where Hill had been employed as an officer. Hill was originally charged last year with 2nd degree sexual assault by a correctional officer. According to the criminal complaint on August 31, 2012 a New Lisbon Correctional Unit Manager was monitoring phone calls placed by inmates in his unit. During the monitoring he recognized the voices of Correctional Officer Hill and an inmate. Further investigation revealed an intimate sexual relationship had occurred between Hill and the inmate while she was employed at the correctional facility. Hill will have to begin serving her 60 days on or prior to June 1, 2013. Hill was also found guilty and plead no contest to a charge of an amended felony charge of misconduct/excessive use of authority in public office. On that charge she received a deferred judgement agreement for two years. Her fines totaled $379.00.

Sauk County Deputy held in Juneau County jail on sexual assault charges Last Friday Sauk County Sheriff, Chip Meister issued a special press release putting the public on notice that one of the department's own was being held on pending charges of child sexual assault. In the release he stated : "On the evening of April 4, 2013, Chief Tim Becker from the Reedsburg Police Department contacted me to advise me that his agency was conducting a criminal

investigation, and as a result, is criminally charging a Sauk County Jail Deputy for incidents that occurred while the Deputy was off duty in the City of Reedsburg. Reedsburg Police Department identified the Deputy as Kyle Garstka. I was advised that he is being charged with two Counts of Engaging in Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault of a Child." Sheriff Meister went on to state that upon the notification Garstka was placed on Administrative Leave and an internal investigation was started. The Sheriff went on to write: "In 2009 Garstka was involved in a domestic incident. The Reedsburg Police Department investigated and Garstka entered in to a deferred prosecution

agreement with the Juneau County District Attorney’s Office. Garstka successfully completed the terms of this agreement and the charge was dismissed on November 4, 2010. In 2011 Garstka was involved in another disturbance. This incident was investigated by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Juneau County District Attorney’s Office. No charges were filed against Garstka as a result of this incident." Garstka was held over the weekend in the Juneau County Jail. On Monday a bond hearing was held in Sauk County where Judge Guy Reynolds placed him on a $25,000 cash bond on the two felony counts of repeated acts of sexual assault of a child. For the hearing

Garstka appeared via a video feed. According to the criminal complaint the two victims in the case are acquainted with Garstka and both are under the age of 10 years. The allegations against Garstka not only include repeated sexual assault but also voyeurism. Reports on Monday's bond hearing state that Judge Guy Reynolds would recuse himself from the case to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Since the bond hearing an application for a different judge has been filed and approved. Crystal Long, an assistant district attorney for Columbia County, is assigned as a special prosecutor for the case against Garstka. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for this

Sauk County Deputy being held in Juneau County for assault of a child. Friday, April 12. At the time the Messenger went to press Garstka had not made bond

and was still being held in the Juneau County Jail.

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Raymond Florian Hroscikoski, 93 years old, formerly of LaValle, WI, died at home Monday, April 1, 2013 of agerelated frailties and heartache at the loss of his wife, Marcella, 2 weeks earlier. He was born August 9, 1919 in Ashland, WI to Polish immigrants Alex and Mary (Burkhart) Chroscikowski. Before his childhood move to Racine, WI, where some family names were made simpler and less ethnic sounding, he was baptized Roman Hippolit Chroscikowski. The youngest of eleven surviving children, he loved to tell stories of the simple means and close-knit, if sometimes contentious, family life of laborers in a large Polish neighborhood. He did not learn English until he started school. Ray was proud to have served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 as a 1st Lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the China-BurmaIndia Theater. After the war he resumed and completed his college studies in business and commerce at Whitewater State College. He loved his first teaching job in Cazenovia, WI, then joined several family members in the post-war migration to southern California seeking jobs and better pay. He became the business teacher at Colton High School, Colton, CA, and there met the home economics teacher, Marcella Lindeman, who soon became the love of his life. Ray and Marcy married June 14, 1952. They soon settled in Sunland, CA, and from 1952-1961 Ray was the business teacher at Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA. The quick arrival of four children, and his and Marcy’s desire to better provide for their future, brought him from the classroom into administration. Beginning in 1961 until his retirement in 1981, he served as coordinator of adult education for the Burbank School District. Ray enjoyed supporting the adult education teachers and adult learners, but he forever missed being a classroom teacher himself, interacting with students and helping them learn. Education, formal and informal, was important to him, as family, friends, and even strangers who received his educational ministrations well know! Besides teaching and learning, Ray enjoyed outdoor activities, especially gardening, camping, and traveling. Over many luxurious summers, he and Marcy traveled over every continental U.S. state in a truck and camper with their children. The family toured historical places, factories, and major cities, visited national and state parks and other scenic sites, and relished the diverse beauty of nature and people. After Ray and Marcy retired, they enjoyed traveling to many countries in Europe and Asia. He was full of folk sayings, aphorisms, corny jokes and stories, and often had written puzzles, optical illusions, and stories to share. The deaths of Ray’s elder siblings and arrival of grandchildren brought them in 1994 from forty one years in Sunland, CA to fifteen years in their dream home on Lake Redstone in LaValle, WI. Ray always enjoyed hosting family holiday gatherings with Marcy there, just as they had with extended family in southern California for so long. From 2009-2012, they lived together at Terrace Heights Apartments in Mauston, WI until illness took Marcy to live at Cottage Care Circle. Ray faithfully visited her there every day the Terrace Heights bus ran until the day before she died on March 16th. Grief and other pain put him to bed a few days later for the next two weeks until he died peacefully at home as he long wished to do. His family is most grateful for the tremendously caring staff at Terrace Heights for several years and recent care assistance from Lorraine Schwab, Jeanne Walsh, and Hospice Touch. Through his long life, Ray had also been active and a leader in a variety of civic and church organizations, including the Burbank Optimist Club, the Boy Scouts, and the Knights of Columbus. Among many volunteer activities, he prepared tax returns with seniors in Sunland and worked in Public Relations at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, his parents, and all his siblings: Julius, Florian, Frank, Marcel, Feliks, Julia, Frances, Joseph, Clara, Rose, and Sophie. He is survived by his children: Sr. Mary Hroscikoski, OSF (Little Falls, MN), John (Davenport, IA), Drs. Ann (David) Hoffmann (Mauston), and Amy (Drew) Mitchell (Buckingham, IA); grandchildren: Vincent, Amanda, and Emily Hoffmann, and Joel Mitchell and Claire (Mitchell) Hroscikoski; four nephews and three nieces. The Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, April 5, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church in LaValle, WI, at 2:00 pm, with a visitation beginning at 12:30 pm. After the post-funeral meal, his body and Marcy’s cremains were buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Mauston, WI. Memorials are preferred to Holy Family Church, LaValle, WI, or Hospice Touch at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.



Darlene M. Ormson, age 78, of Mauston died on Friday April 5, 2013 at the Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston, WI. Darlene was born in New Lisbon to Everett and Marion (Bremmer) Tessmer on May 9, 1934, she was the oldest of 6 children. Darlene was a 1952 graduate of the New Lisbon High School. She then went to Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture. Darlene later started working for different banks and attended numerous bank schools. Darlene was united in marriage to Lee G. Ormson on September 29, 1956 at St. Paul’s Catholic Rectory in New Lisbon. And they were blessed with 5 children, Catherine, Jamie, Janelle, Mark, and Cheryl. After their marriage they lived in Paddock Lake, WI for more than 25 years. Darlene retired from the First National Bank in Bristol, WI, in 1985. Darlene and Lee then moved to the Mauston area and owned and operated Pee Wee’s Pub for many years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, the La Societe de Femme, and the Mauston American Legion Auxiliary number 0081. Darlene loved sports, playing card, gambling, traveling in the motorhome, and wintering the past 20 years in Arizona. Darlene was the Host at the Pioneer Gambling Casino in Laughlin Nevada for many years. Darlene was a devoted wife and mother and loved to socialize with family and friends. Darlene is survived by her husband Lee of Mauston, a daughter Janelle Johannesen of San Diego, CA, a son Mark Ormson of Mauston, WI, 4 sisters, Donna Razner of Wellington, FL, Ethel (Orv) Zunker of Oregon City, OR, Evelyn (Robert) Van Wie of Wisconsin Dells, WI, and Linda Keichinger of Sioux Falls, SD, and a brother Irv (Paula) Tessmer of New Lisbon, and other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Jamie Ormson, and 2 daughters Cheryl Ormson and Catherine Partida. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, N6865 Evergreen Rd., Mauston, WI 53948, on Friday April 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. George Nelson Graham presiding. A committal service for her cremains will follow in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to a remembrance gathering at the Hare Funeral Home, 217 W. Pearl St., New Lisbon, WI 53950, on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., friends may also call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. till the time of service. Memorials to the Mauston American Legion would be appreciated. Online condolences are available at


Marion D. Beaty, age 67 years, of Tomah and formerly of the Hillsboro/Yuba area, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his residence in Tomah, Wisconsin. He was born on June 24, 1945 to Dale and Agnes (Fuller) Beaty near Hillsboro and grew to adulthood in the Hillsboro and Yuba areas. Marion was married to Sheryal Markee and to them five children were born. Marion farmed near the Yuba area and later became an over the road semi-truck driver. He enjoyed dancing, country western music, playing the fiddle, and gardening. Survivors include his children, Dale (Jillian) Beaty of Milton, David Beaty of Madison, Deb Peterson of Hillsboro, Daniel Beaty of LaCrosse, Dawn Beaty of LaCrosse; step daughter, Melesa Wangerin of LaCrosse; nine grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Sydney, Carson, Brooke, Brocke, Danielle, Taylor, Hailey and Scott; sisters, Shirley (Bert) Gordon of Mauston and Bernice Bugbee of Rockford and brother, Keith (Linda) Beaty of Prairie du Chien. He was preceded in death by his Parents and an infant sister, Bonnie. Memorial Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Burr Wesleyan Church, rural Hillsboro, with Rev. Alan Tripp officiating. Friends called at the Church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro assisted the family, for online information go to


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The Messenger of Juneau County

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Claudine M. Finley, 85 of Mauston and formerly of Tomah died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse. She was born Claude and Ora (Strange) McComb on November 25, 1927 in Arkansas. She was united in marriage to Rev. Miles J. Finley on March 17, 1946 at Wooster, OH. He preceded her in death May 2, 1993. They lived in the Wooster area for a year and then moved to Kankakee, IL. In 1952 they moved to Wausau and lived there for 5 years. They moved to Tomah in 1979 where Claudine and Miles founded the Church of the Nazarene in Tomah. Claudine enjoyed spending time in the garden and cooking. She loved preparing meals for her family dinners and making dishes like her delicious cheesy potatoes and peanut brittle. If you mentioned that you like a certain food, it wouldn’t be long before, Claudine had it cooked up for you. Especially close to her heart were her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved so dearly. She enjoyed spending any amount of time with all of them. Claudine worked in numerous different occupations throughout her life, but her first and most important job was as a mother and wife. She was a devoted pastor’s wife, serving on a variety of different church committees and was active in several church activities throughout the years. Claudine lived her life serving God and helping others. She is now in the hands of the Lord and at peace. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by 3 sons, James (Paula) Finley, Thomas (Karen) Finley and Robert (Kim) Finley, 9 grandchildren, Dana (Jarrod) Finucan, Jamie (Gavril) Hristov, Sarah (Tom) Corroll, Ryan (Jill) Finley, Kody Finley, Danny Muchoki, Cindi Muchoki, Sarah Corning and Shane Corning, 8 great grandchildren, Owen and Wyatt Finucan, Sofia and Gavin Hristov, Payne and Jaxon Carroll, Miley and Abby Finley, a brother, Bob (Mary) McComb, 3 sisters, Pat (Bob) Johnson, Oleta Beeman, and Carol (Bill) Adams, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents Claude and Ora, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw. Funeral services were held Friday, April 5, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Mauston Church of the Nazarene, 975 Nazarene Dr, Mauston. Pastor Mike Postell officiated. A Committal Service was held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tomah. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at

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Seeking your input

40TH ANNIVERSARY Ron and Patty

Leis of Kendall will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on April 14th. They were married in 1973 at St. Mary’s church in Tomah. For the past 40 years, they have lived and worked on a dairy farm outside of Kendall. They raised three daughters, learned life lessons, and kept a strong faith.

Over the past couple of weeks The Messenger has received numerous phone calls and emails over the recent appearance of "Confession" pages on Facebook which are directed at numerous communities in the area. On these pages posters are able to submit anonymous "confessions" to the page's administrator who then will publish them on the page for all eyes to see and comment on. Residents raising the alarm are concerned over the content of these confessions and possibility of individuals being targeted by bullying carried over to social media sites. Many point to those commenting on the posted confessions are area teens and young adults. These "confession" pages are not unique to the Juneau County area. Over the past couple of months like pages have become viral and are popping up targeting communities throughout the world. Some specifically are targeted to schools and universities while others are targeted to cities and counties. Not all the sites are the same as the content ranges from tame to pornographic. At times individuals targeted by a confession are identified by initials. The Messenger has been looking into the complaints that we have received. In doing so this has raised the issue of cyber-bullying and what occurs when harassment crosses the on to social media sites. If you or someone you know has been targeted by a confession on one of these sites we would like to hear from you. If you feel these pages offer a benefit to the community we would also like to hear from you. Please contact our reporter at

Celebrate National Library Week New Lisbon Memorial Library is excited about the upcoming activities for National Library Week April 15-19th. Activities that will run the week are: Culver's Annual Coloring Contest. Students 10 and under may pick up a coloring sheet and return it for a certificate for a free ice cream. Check out our book sale that we will be running for the week. Also, running for the week are two contests. The first is, "Catch Your Animal Reading Photo Contest" .

Simply bring in a 4x6 photo of your animal (any animal) "reading" . The following week, the patrons will judge their favorite for a prize. This is open to ALL AGES. Then we have a "Best Excuse" contest. Stop in and drop in a box your best excuse as to why your library materials have ever been late. We will choose the best excuse for a prize. On Monday, April 15th, join us for story hour at 9 am. we will be reading stories about rain, and doing a

craft. Later that day from 3:30- 5 pm, we will be having a Duct Tape Craft Night. Stop in and make some crafts. We will provide some duct tape , but feel free to bring your own. On Tuesday, at 3 pm, we are happy to have Arris Sullivan, from the Juneau County Master Gardeners group, present a slide show of various flowers, gardens and some of their Master Gardener projects . Wednesday brings us, Patron Appreciation Day. Stop in

and enjoy some beverages and treats. Thursday, we will have FACEBOOK day. Like us on Facebook and have your name entered into a drawing for a prize. We will also be having trivia questions posted on the FB page . All correct answers will have their name entered into a drawing for a prize. For more information on these and other programs at the library, log onto our Facebook page or

Necedah Public Library

Royall Wresting raffle

What do you do with a book that is not relevant anymore? Make it into art of course! Sign up for the library’s upcycling workshop by calling 565-2253. You will learn how to deconstruct and reimagine books and magazines. Bonnie Davey, Jane Schultz, and Cathy Williams will demonstrate a number of onehour projects such as beads, baskets, and trivets. Many more projects such as vases, flowers, and shadow boxes will be on display. Patterns and supplies will be provided at no cost. The Monday, April 15 workshop is open to ages 12 through adult. Plan to join us at the Necedah Public Library from 3:30-4:30 for an hour of creative upcycling! Children ages 5 and up are invited to celebrate springtime by listening to a story and then making a lovely springtime craft. Dixie Lee Hadley will present the Thursday, April 18 workshop from 3:45-4:45. Call 565-2253 to reserve your place at these popular monthly craft gatherings.

Royall Wrestling Meat Raffle Winners! $500- Tammy Edgren; $500- Paula Woodrick; $250Carol Harmel; $250- Kitt Storkel; $250- Steve York; $250Amy Brooks; $100-Maycee Richmond; $100- Dave Green; $100- Mika Sterba; $100- Randy Paulson; $50- Cheryl Stees; $50- Sarah Lawry. The group thanked everyone that supported the youth and the wrestling club.

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Thank You

To all of the staff and faculty of St. Joseph Gundersen Lutheran Hospital. We wish to extend our greatest appreciation! A very special thank you for all the great care and kindness you gave us in our time of need. Thanks again!

-The Marie Stahlke Family

Thank You

To all of the staff and faculty of Heritage Manor, we wish to extend our greatest appreciation and a special thank you for the great care you gave to my Mother.

-The Dale Stahlke Family

The Meat Place in Kendall

THANK YOU now open for your processing of venison, beef, or pork.

For your support during the April 2nd Election

Call 608-343-0661

-John A. Elsing Visit *Authorized and paid for by John A. Elsing*

Margie’s on Main Salon & Tanning

Western Bling Purses, Wallets, Caps, Jewelry, & many other gift items Hours: Tues & Wed 9AM–6PM Thurs & Fri 9AM–5PM Sat 8AM–12PM


Lyle Jefferies turns 90 on

Friday, April 19th Wish him a Happy Birthday! Mail cards to:

104 Jeffrey Lane Elroy, WI 53929

Thelma Weber is turning 89 April 12th!

To honor her we’re having a greeting card shower. Please surprise her by sending a birthday card along with a note about a special memory shared to:

27434 Killdeer Avenue Wilton, WI 54670

Thanking you in advance for helping to make it a memorable and special day for her!

Sincerely - Sue, Roger, Dawn, & Families

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Financial literacy presented to kids


ringing through Mauston late Sunday evening there was no need to panic as there wasn't a fire but rather a celebration in welcoming Jerome Leak home from the USA Power Lifting HS Nationals where he won the title in his weight division. The event took place in Colorado and on Saturday, the day he won, this was the status and picture that appeared on the Mauston High Golden Eagles Twitter update; "Big News! Jerome Leak won the NATIONAL Powerlifting title for the 114 lb weight class."


Annual calendar contest

According to reports by the Associated Press State Representative Republican Howard Marklein has stated he has intentions to run for Senator of the 17th Senate district, a seat currently held by fellow Republican Dale Schultz. Should Senator Schultz run for re-election next year, the two would face off in a primary election. Marklein is a resident of Spring Green and represents the 51st district in the state assembly. At this time Senator Schultz has not made a decision on if he plans to seek re-election and a seventh term, and according to reports he will not make that decision until early next year.

Free info session on career According to, one of the seven hottest associate’s degree job prospect areas is accounting. Western Technical College is hosting a free information session for those who are interested in finding out more about this popular field. The session will be held simultaneously at Western’s locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua on Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants will find out about the skills required to be an

The Bank of Mauston brings financial literacy to kids through Berenstain Bears. With Americans spending more and saving less, young people often don’t learn valuable personal financial skills that will benefit them throughout life. Together, educators, bankers and parents can help children build good financial habits from an early age. That’s why The Bank of Mauston is participating in the 17th annual National Teach Children to Save Day. During the week of April 22, volunteers from The Bank of Mauston will be visiting second grade classes in Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah, New Lisbon and Wisconsin Dells to read this year’s featured book, The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain. In addition to reading this book to area students, volunteers from the bank will do activities with each class that teaches kids how to count money, make wise financial choices, make a budget, and keep track of their allowance money throughout the week. Volunteers from The Bank of Mauston will be using a program from Wisconsin Bankers Association called Reading Raises Interest. This program provides a way to teach kids about saving that gives them instant gratification - and can be continued at home. The 17th annual National Teach Children to Save Day is an initiative sponsored by the Wisconsin Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. Last year, 236 bankers reached out to their community to make Teach Children to Save Day presentations. Together, these bankers made 992 presentations to 16,627 students.

accountant as well as program options at Western. Students can choose to earn an accounting degree with a traditional day program, or one night a week – a popular option for working adults. For more information, contact Jenny Parker at 608.374.7700 or For the complete article on the study, visit

Enter your fantastic pet photos in the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter’s 2014 calendar contest! The entry fee is $15.00 and includes a full color calendar (available later this Fall). The entry deadline is June 1st, 2013. We'll accept 4" x 6" prints or larger and high resolution digital photos on CD. Digital pictures must be sent on CD or emailed to We cannot accept copyrighted, Polaroid, or poor quality photos. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter. Photos should not contain people. We may crop photos to fit our format. All entries will be judged by community members. Entry forms may be found on our web site at If you are sending a digital picture on CD, please include a print out of the photo. For more information, call 608-847-4060 and leave a message on mailbox 2, or email Send your name, address, phone number, email with your entry. Please do not write on photos, but include also your pets name, type of pet and $15 per entry. If you would also like to order calendar copies, include $10 per calendar ordered. Make checks payable to The Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter. Mail entry form with photos and/or CD by June 1st to: CWNAS Calendar Contest, PO Box 345, Mauston, WI 53948.

Mile Bluff foundation helps fund purchases Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation helps fund purchases: $30k goes directly toward improving patient care. What is the foundation? Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation raises funds to support Mile Bluff programs and services. It gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to take an active role in impacting healthcare locally. Mission Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation provides philanthropic opportunities and support to Mile Bluff Medical Center, assisting in fulfilling its mission, adhering to its core values and

pursuing its vision to provide the community with exceptional, personalized healthcare services. Vision The foundation strives to build and cultivate community partnerships that ensure lifelong commitments to healthcare advancement, personal well-being and improvement throughout Mile Bluff’s six-county service area. How is the foundation making a difference? Throughout the year, money is raised by the foundation. Those funds are put toward community events, scholarship programs and equipment purchases.

Below you will see a list of the most recently-approved items the foundation is set to order for Mile Bluff Medical Center - thanks to the contributions of generous donors. If you are interested in learning how you can impact the health of the community through the foundation, call 608-847-1495 or visit Approved equipment purchases for 2013 Bladder scanner: $5,000 (half of the unit’s total $9,995 cost) This 3-D ultrasound device provides quick, safe and non-invasive measurements of bladder volume and urinary retention. It will be

used in the emergency room and in surgery to help avoid catheterization when possible, reduce the potential for bladder infection and increase patient comfort. Blood pressure cuff on wheels & portable pulse oximeter: $1,056 These items will be used in the Health Promotion Department for cardiac (heart), pulmonary (lung) and diabetes education patients, and may also be used during community events. The oximeter will replace a much older, bulky machine with multiple cords that are potential safety hazards. Capnostream 20 bedside

monitor: $5,200 Respiratory Care will use this for patients who are receiving pain therapies that can suppress respiration, heart rate and blood pressure. The monitor improves patient safety by detecting these issues before they would otherwise be noticed. DVD player & flat screen TV: $500 These items will be used in the Health Promotion Department as a means to provide patient education and save space in a crowded exercise area for cardiac rehabilitation patients. The items will replace an old, cumbersome television set, cart and VCR.

Lifepak 20e defibrillator and monitor: $10,757 These will be used in the inpatient setting, and will allow for an older model to be utilized for staff training and education. Lite Gait: $7,550 This mobile device will be used at the medical center and in both nursing homes to help those who need assistance with their stability during rehabilitation treatments. It provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement.

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Reaching out for memories on George and Cookie Braund BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD This past Saturday, area residents came together to say a final good-bye to, who for many was man viewed as a Mauston living legend, George Braund. Services were held at Mauston High School, a home away from home for Braund. Braund who lived to be 92 years old passed away on Friday, March 29. In those many decades of life his active presence in the community touched the lives of many, young and old. One of those lives that had been touched is Pam McGinley of Mauston who just this week announced she is reaching out to the community to share stories with her of George and his wife of over 50 years, Cookie. McGinley is working on a memory book in their honor and hopes to contribute it in their memory to a memorial fund in their name. "I've noticed a really strong sentiment being expressed by people who knew George and Cookie. There's a common theme that the memory of who they were must stay strong among us. I felt that it might help everyone to gather the stories if there was some place to "put" a memory like an e-mail address WeLoveYouGeorge@yahoo. com," said McGinley. She went on to state, "My wonderful experiences with George all center around one theme. He always treated everyone with respect. Each person was accepted for exactly who they were at

that moment and encouraged to continue to do good and to grow. What a simple yet magnificent message for everyone. Thank you, George. My idea goes way beyond collecting the stories. I'd like to put together a Memory Book. Share George and Cookie with generations to come. The Mauston Area has been blessed with a couple who lived their ordinary lives extraordinarily. These memories must be kept and shared." McGinley is asking area residents to share those memories by either emailing to the WeLoveYouGeorge@yahoo, com email address or mail them to her at 321 W. State St. Mauston, 53948. The stories she will likely receive will be rich with area history as according to Braund's obituary he was born on July 28, 1920 in the Town of Fountain the son of John W. and Golda (Tremain) Braund. He married the love of his life Opal “Cookie” Cook on July 10, 1948 in Topeka, Kansas. Cookie and George were married for over 50 years. His obituary detailed his life including that he "served in the U. S. Army during World War II with 247th General Hospital as a surgical technician. In 1948 he and Cookie purchased the Busy Bee Restaurant in Mauston. George continued to operate the restaurant after Cookie’s death in March of 2000. George would never turn anyone away from the Busy Bee. He always wanted you

drive the bus; he loaded and unloaded equipment. His bus was always decorated with blue and gold streamers, balloons, and there were always signs displayed with words of encouragement. He always had treats, usually his famous blow pop suckers, for everyone-win or lose! George also drove the bus for the Mauston City Parks and Recreation Program for 30 plus years. When his age

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98 N. Union Street, Mauston, WI Phone: 608-847-6226 George Braund will be sadly missed by many in the Mauston community. to be his special guest for breakfast or lunch, free of charge, of course. Many customers would be seen hiding their money under their placemat or plate. In addition to the Busy Bee he owned a tree trimming business. Many in the

area knew him through his undying support for the local school and the athletic department. He began driving a school bus in 1948 and for over 40 years drove the bus for the Mauston Athletics. His obituary went on to state; "Not only did he

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Tornado drills upcoming The 2013 Tornado Drill will consist of a mock tornado watch and a mock tornado warning for all of Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity for your school, business and community to practice your emergency plans. DRILL SCHEDULE: 1:00 p.m. – National Weather Service issues a mock tornado watch for all of Wisconsin (a watch means tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms). 1:45 p.m. - National Weather Service issues mock tornado warning for all of Wisconsin (a warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on weather radar. Move to a safe place immediately). 2:00 p.m. – End of mock tornado watch/warning drill The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and/or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 18, the tornado drill will be postponed until Friday, April 19 with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday, the drill will be cancelled. Information on the status of the drill will be posted at Most local and state radio,

TV and cable stations will be participating in the drill. Television viewers and radio station listeners will hear a message at 1:45 p.m. indicating that “This is a test.” The mock tornado warning will last about one minute on radio and TV stations across Wisconsin and when the test is finished, stations will return to normal programming. In addition, alerts for both the mock tornado watch and warning will be issued over NOAA weather radios.

prevented him from driving the bus, he was still on the bus, sitting in the seat behind the driver and attending as many events as he could. "With such an active role in the community and all the lives he came in contact with,” McGinley expressed she is sure the memory book will be one that will keep his spirit alive for many generations to come.

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Bardo Custom Blending expands to Hillsboro BY TASHA MUELLER The Hillsboro City Council was unanimous in their decision to approve a developers agreement with Badger Blending, a branch of Bardo Custom Blending in Elroy, that will bring the expanding company into the City of Hillsboro. The company that deals with dry dairy blending is land locked at its current location and has been looking to expand near the main office. After checking out the space in the Industrial Park on Hillsboro’s Tinkers Bluff, the location seems like the perfect area to improve Hillsboro’s business district. The firm was approached by the City of Hillsboro to purchase the land. Under the proposed Developmental Agreement, Badger Blending will build a 25,000 square foot agglomeration facility which will have an equalized assessed value of $1.2 million or more as of January 1, 2014. Also by that date,

Badger will have 14 full-time employees. The property will be sold to Badger for $1 on an “as is” basis. In which, the city will pay up to $200,000 to assist with property development. All costs can include improving the value of the property, planning costs, site preparation, and construction loan costs. Badger Blending owner Vito Justiliano, plans to start ground breaking the first week of May. Badger’s contractor, Wise Construction will subcontract to local bidders. They have hopes that it would be up and running within six months in mid-summer of 2014. Justiliano hopes to employ 35 plus people at the Hillsboro facility. Hopeful predictions are to outgrow the Hillsboro lot and expand again, possibly right in the Industrial Park within seven years. Other sites that were viewed included New Lisbon and Necedah.

Braund couple named Kendall Citizens of the year BY TASHA MUELLER From teaching children at the Royall School District to driving school bus for Brown Bus Service, Don and Caroline Braund have made no exceptions when it comes to serving the community. Don has been an active member of the Kendall American Legion Post serving in large part of putting together the annual Labor Day celebration. Don is not only a veteran of WWII, but was fundamental in getting the veterans memorial park display. He later became a bus driver for Brown Bus Service. Caroline has been a lifelong resident and supporter of the Kendall Legion Auxiliary. She has been in charge of the Kendall Labor Day parade entries and is typically in the parade herself. Caroline has been on the Kendall Public Library board and was instrumental in getting the library moved from the village hall to where it currently is on Main Street. She has been an active member of the library ever since. For many years, she taught at Kendall Elementary school and also at Royall Elementary. Don and Caroline have been married for over 60 years and both have been active in the Kendall School reunions, along with countless Kendall events. The couple received a framed award, gift certificate and their names on the Citizen of the Year plaque located in the Kendall Community Hall. If you see them in town or at any other local event, congratulate and thank Don and Caroline for all of the hard work they’ve done.

Naming the Kendall Citizen of the Year was only a small part of the 45th Annual Kendall Lions Auction Saturday evening. Everyone in attendance received a delicious meal of beef tips provided by Kickback Bar. The live auction began at 6 p.m. with hundreds of items getting the highest bid. There were many local businesses gift certificates, along with household furnishings, Echo gas weed trimmer, and a quilted table runner. The Fundfest auction is the Kendall Lions premiere fundraiser, where raised funds make the community a better place. The proceeds from the auction will provide funding for community activities, such as: college scholarships, senior citizen Christmas fruit baskets, assistance with eye exams and glasses, post-prom party and high school yearbook, safety patrol trips, Royall PEP grant and the Cazenovia German Band for the Labor Day parade. This year’s auction tribute is dedicated to Carl Schroeder who passed this

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Happy 40th Anniversary

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We want to congratulate our parents and thank you for all of the love and guidance you have given us, and for the wonderful devotion you have shown to one another. You have set a great example, and we could not be more proud to call you our parents! We love you. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad, Grandma & Grandpa!

2013 Kendall Citizens of the Year, Don and Caroline Braund.

fall. Carl was an avid supporter of Kendall and an emcee for many programs. He mentored many of today’s Lions during his 55 years of service to Lions Clubs. A special thank you went out to Brandau-Hill Auction Company for their computerized auction service and auctioneers. Also special

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thanks to Kickback Bar for the catering, Lorna Miller, all Lions members, spouses, friends, and most importantly the buyers.


Love, Jeannie & Mike, Ben and Chris Jones Joni & Matt, Martina, Jaylene, and Estanna Graewin Jacqueline & Brian, Grant & Baby Miller

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Family Unity Drive In Movies hosted by PTC BY NEW LISBON PTC Lisbon PTC hosted the 3rd annual family unity drive-in movie night on Friday, March 22nd. The evening began with a free soup supper to anyone who attended. Families had the opportunity to create "cars" to sit in during the movie before they came. Then the cars were judged during the supper to win prizes. Here are the winners: Largest Car--Mackenzie, Naketa & Keegan Shankle; Smallest Car--Kayl Emery; Best Cardboard Car--Ben Wendt; Best Non-Cardboard Car--Mallory and Garrison Cowan; Most Colorful Car--

Mason Meyer; Most Unique Vehicle--Faith Woggon; Most Creative Car--Alyssa & Megan Froh, Sydney & Simon Schultz; Pretty In Pink Car--Rozzy Gerke & Janelle Parker; Candy Award--Megan Meyer; Youngest Car--Gracie Faber; Best Flight--Jordyn & Tyler Schneider; Best Teamwork-Meyer Family; Best Representation of a Bear Attack--Douglas Hilsinger & Brandon Dolata; Best Representation of a Car-Owen & Megan Jones; Best Overall Car--Andrew Watts; Best "Brave" the movie representation--Cadynce Ready and Evan MacRafic; Best Medieval Car--William

Korbein; Best Pre-K Car-Marlys Morey; Best Kindergarten Car--Brayen Morey; Best 1st Grade Car-Madison Meyer; Best 3rd Grade Car--Buddy Gerber; Principals' Awards--Josh Woggon & Gunner Gerber; and Superintendent's Award-Josie Gerber. This year's movie was the Pixar release "Brave". Approximately 20 families enjoyed popcorn and a movie together. We had an intermission time for a family relay race with 4 events: Archery, Balloon Ping Pong, Balloon Sword Fight & Marshmallow catapult catch. 5 prizes were awarded to the 5 fastest families: 5th

place--Thompson, Wendt & Simmons Families; 4th place--Morey Family; 3rd Place--Ready/MacRafic Family; 2nd Place--Jessica Ritchart family; 1st place-Michael Ritchart family. The event is a wonderful way for families to spend time together both at home and at school. We feel that there are fewer things more important than quality time between children and their parents. It's wonderful to see them having fun, laughing, and sharing memories together! We look forward to hosting this event again next year.

Thank You I would like to thank the voters of the Town of Fountain for their support in the April 2nd election.

-Ray Kriegl


Mike and Sue Meixner have been chosen as the Town of Clearfield Citizens of the Year for 2013. They will be honored at the Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clearfield Town Hall, N8111 8th Avenue, New Lisbon. Sue and Mike moved to Town of Clearfield in May 2003, after Mike returned from a war deployment with the United States Air Force for Operation Enduring Freedom. They attend the Necedah Assembly of God church where they both sing in the choir which Sue directs. Sue and her sister Judy Sharpe minister to area women in a program called “Restoring Women’s Hearts”. Sue is also an outstanding “scrap booker and card maker” and she teaches monthly classes at her house. Mike is a past member of the New Lisbon First Responders and a current member of the Camp Douglas Rescue, Inc. as an Emergency Medical Technician and serves on the Town of Clearfield zoning board of appeals. Mike also served for 2 years on the Juneau County Mat


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4 year old Kindergarten Registration team and another 2 years with the Camp Douglas fire department. He has just been elected to the Clearfield Town Board as a supervisor. Both Mike and Sue have served on the Clearfield election board. Mike and Sue think the Town of Clearfield is a wonderful place to live and their kids look forward to their visits here. They said they are honored to be selected as the Town of Clearfield citizens of the year and they hope to meet more of their neighbors in the future.

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Rep. Sean Duffy speaks in Necedah

BY STEVE NORLING On Saturday, April 6th, 7th U.S. House District Representative Sean Duffy held a Townhall meeting at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Necedah. This is the first time Rep. Duffy has visited Necedah since the expansion of his seventh district. Prior to the redistricting Necedah was in the third congressional district. About 20 people attended this Townhall meeting including our State Representative, Ed Brooks. People wrote down questions when they arrived and were called on randomly. There were many excellent questions and it was a wellbehaved audience. Prior to taking questions Rep. Duffy talked some about the deficit. He had charts and showed the $17 trillion national debt and stated that we need to get our arms around that and bring it down. He also showed the deficit and showed that 60% of the budget goes to entitlements that continue to go up. The other 40% is split evenly between defense and nondefense spending. He stated that both if defense and non-

defense spending were entirely eliminated it would just make the budget balance. He also stated the while the House has presented a budget that would bring down the deficit and would balance it in ten years with no tax increase, the senate’s proposed budget would never balance the deficit and includes a trillion dollar tax increase. One of the first citizens to speak told Rep. Duffy that he wanted our representatives to stand tough and not capitulate on taxes or spending. When later asked why no one could hold the senate or the president to proposing a budget on time, he stated that while that is what the law calls for there are no teeth behind the law. He noted that if the government would stop spending money and borrowing that the deficit could be cut to one-half trillion. One citizen asked how stupid things like the study of worms get into the budget. Rep. Duffy replied that one of the reasons is that without a budget being passed the country is being run on omnibus bills and that is no way to

budget. These weird things get into the budget and they just stay there, as there is no way to get them out without a new budget. He was asked about the job situation and stated that in his opinion the job rate was horrible and that he felt that much of it was caused by Obama’s policies. He was asked several questions about Obamacare starting with a question wanting to know if he knew about the 2.3% tax on medical equipment, such as fishing rods, boats, cars and tires. He had heard about some but not all of it and stated he would check on it. He also stated that Obamacare adds about $1 trillion and premiums will be going up 20-200%. He also stated that we should shore up Medicare for the people that paid for it, which Obamacare does not do. Also on Obamacare he was asked if it could be repealed. He stated that the House had voted several times to repeal it but the bills cannot get through the Senate and even if they could Obama would never sign it so the answer is no. He was also

asked if he knew there was a law in Obamacare protecting gun rights. He answered that he did not care because that would not be good enough. The Second Amendment covers that and what is in the Bill of Rights cannot be messed with. The Second Amendment and that alone protects our right to gun ownership. When asked about sequester he stated that he felt that Obama was it as hard as possible on the citizens while he and his continued as usual. While he has closed the White House to tours, our taxes are paying for his daughters to spend spring break in the Bahamas and skiing in Colorado. When asked about Social Security he said that yes, in fact they are looking at changing the use of the Consumer Price Index to change the Cost of Living Allowance given to SS recipients. He also said that both he and others are against any change to people now on Social Security. He said that what they want to change is for people fifty-four and under. He was asked about why the young, healthy people get food

stamps. The answer was that no one wants to talk about what to do about it. He believes that churches and community groups should do more and that food stamps should be a rare thing. He is for school lunch programs for those in need but feels that healthy adults should be required to have a job. There are jobs out there and while some of them are low pay, people would rather live off the government. He was also asked why we are advertising food stamps and other welfare in Mexico for the people that come here illegally. Rep. Duffy wonders why we are borrowing money to support people who are here illegally. He stated that he does not even want to talk about amnesty until the border is completely sealed. He stated that conservatives should be spending more time talking to illegals because only socialists are currently talking to them now. Another question was how the free cell phone giveaway got so out of hand. Rep. Duffy stated that the program began under Bush and was for landlines to help find work and for

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emergency. It grew to cell phones and now the providers are giving away the cell phones and the government is paying the fees. It has gotten out of hand with some people getting smart phones and others having two and even three cell phones. The program has grown from $800 million to $2.3 billion. He was asked his opinion on abortion and also why sex talks are being given to kindergarteners. He stated that he is 100% pro life and as far as the sex talks, he believes that sex talks and other on sex for the K. thru 5 are stupid. He believes that the federal government and the unions have too much power in the schools and that local people need to become more involved. The meeting lasted about an hour and he thanked all of the attendees for being there and for their excellent questions. He also said that this was just the first of many trips he hopes to make to Necedah. One problem is that from north to south his district is three hundred miles long. He promised more town hall meetings and coffee hour meetings.

New part time officer hired BY STEVE NORLING The April Necedah Village board meeting was held on Monday, April 8th. In the Police report Tony Weiss reported that Officer Mueller has turned in his resignation as a full time officer. He has accepted a full time job in another location and will be possibly staying on here as a

part-time officer. He also noted that another part-time officer has been hired. In his Public Works report Chris Woda stated that he hopes that spring gets here so the clean up work and pothole filling can proceed. He noted that the gates on the dam have been opened three feet and that the new equipment installed on the dam this past

fall are working flawlessly. He is also working with the State DOT on the placement of the new portable radar speed signs. In the library report it was reported that PBS will be at the library this Saturday and will be looking for pictures from the Necedah area and Juneau County's past. They will not be keeping the pic-

tures, just scanning them and returning them to the owners. Some of these pictures will be used in an upcoming segment on PBS. An audit report was presented by James Murray from Baker Tilley Virchow, Krause LLP. A couple of the highlights of the report were that the village did not have an internal separation of duties. He stated that this was no problem really because any village this size cannot afford the type of staff it would take to do that. He also stated that the village is not in complete compliance with Government Accounting Standards, which he also called not really a problem but something that should be worked on. He

noted that the water and sewer departments have generated enough revenue to cover debt services, which is all they are required to do. The Great Lakes Region Church of God Prophecy requested an adjustment to their water bill because the bill was caused by a broken pipe and the water just ran out the basement door. The request was denied due to the fact that the broken pipe was due to negligence. A discussion was held on the having of signs on private property in residential areas. No definite answer was arrived at and it will again be put on a future agenda after some research on the problem can take place.

A proclamation to celebrate Arbor Day was approved. Approval was given for Roger Ebert to sell fireworks on village owned property west of Kwik Trip, (NW corner of High St. and Hwy. 21). As Roger Herried was out of town on village business Cheryl Zipperer gave the Administrator's report. The reorganizational meeting of the village board will be on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM. Necedah will be hosting the Juneau County Economic Development meeting on Wednesday, April 24th. The meeting will be held in the Necedah Library Community Room and begins at 6:00 p.m.

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On Wednesday, April 3rd, Veterans Memorial Hall Manager, Michael Mayer presented Village Administrator Roger Herried with a check for $450.00. This was a gift from the Necedah Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, The Necedah Post of the American Legion and the Necedah AMVETS Post. This check was presented to the village to replace the American flags along Main Street. Herried observed that the three organizations have a long history of donating for this purpose. He stated that he hoped to have the new flags up prior to Memorial Day. Mayer stated that the old flags would then be disposed of properly at the Vets hall. He also would like to remind any citizen that has a flag that needs to be disposed of that they can bring it to the Vets hall and it will be taken care of. Roger Herried would like to thank all of the members of all three organizations for their generosity and community spirit. STEVE NORLING PHOTO

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Union Center History: The Ritz Coach CONTRIBUTED BY LINDA SCOTT The Ritz Coach, a combination restaurant and service station was moved from Wonewoc to its new location at the junction of Highway 33 and 80 in the Village of Union Center in 1939. Under the directions of the owner, H.R. Knower of Hillsboro, the former railway coach was lifted off its foundation, transferred to skids, then put onto two caterpillar tractor trailers and transported to Union Center. It was in August of 1934 that Mr. Knower journeyed to Milwaukee and purchased the former railway passenger coach from the Milwaukee Railroad. It was then shipped on the Milwaukee rail from Milwaukee to Camp Douglas and then via the Chicago & Northwestern line to Wonewoc, where it was unloaded and trucked to its location in Wonewoc. Joseph Staerz, who is to manage the station, supervised the grading of driveways and the excavation for the foundation. As the coach was jacked up at Wonewoc, the foundation blocks were removed and taken to Union Center where they were re-laid. The big coach weighed 26 tons and was 73 feet long. After it was put onto the big trailers (the type used to transport large size caterpillar tractors and power shovels) the entourage left Wonewoc about nine o'clock in the morning and with travel being slow, they did not arrive in Union Center until

noon. It was then discovered that due to the soft ground in the fill about the site, additional power would be required to move the coach from the roadway over to its permanent location. A tractor that was being used to level a recreation field near the Hillsboro sewage disposal plant was obtained and with the combined power of the tractor and a large 4-wheel drive truck, the coach was finally brought to the spot designated. The Ritz Coach held its grand opening on Saturday, December 16, 1939. It read, SPECIAL! To every one who drives in to see us on our Opening Day and Evening, December 16, we will give ABSOLUTELY FREE One Quart of Oil and a lunch consisting of a sandwich and coffee. Call in and get acquainted. Special entertainment in the evening. Music by the HILLSBORO GERMAN BAND. The new managers of the Ritz Coach are well known in the community. Mr. Staerz is well prepared to meet the needs of motorists, having been employed for some time in a service station. Mrs. Staerz, formerly Miss Marjorie Teed of Elroy, has had considerable experience in the restaurant business, having been employed formerly at the Depot Lunch room in Elroy. Motorists will be pleased to note that the Coach will have a complete auto service, including the selling of gasoline, oils, tires, batteries, anti-freeze, greases, and acces-

sories. The management will also offer such services as complete auto lubrication, battery charging, tire servicing, car washing and polishing. The restaurant will feature short orders, lunches and dinners. There will also be sold ice cream, malted milks, soft drinks, candy, and tobacco. It is advertised as "a nice place to eat while out on your drive." Unfortunately, the Ritz Coach was destroyed by a fire in the early 1950's. The property was then bought by Cliff Flentye in 1953 where he built a house and Mobil Station. He sold his previous property, a gas station and house (the gas station was

In the Loop... Friends of the LaValle Library Margaret Thatcher said "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it". This week there will be plenty of opportunities to have one of those "supremely satisfying" days. The Friends of the LaValle Library is on the way to our First Big Fundraiser for 2013. Thursday night is set up night at 7pm. Friday could be your own personal "BAKEfest!" where you try out those recipes that you don't want to ( or don't dare to) keep around the house. Then bring it on Saturday to the Bake Sale from 9am til 1pm. This is also the start of the Book Sale that will run until April 21st. Monday, the 22nd is the day that all of the books are packed away until Fall. This is going to be a great event and I hope to see everyone there! This is what is happening at the LaValle library. Wednesday, April 10th from 1pm til 3pm - Game Day for Grownups. Thursday, April 11 at 7pm - Friends of LaValle Library meeting following the Book/Bake Sale setup. Officers

will be elected at this short meeting. Saturday, April 13th - 9am til 1pmFriends of LaValle Library Bake Sale. Monday, April 15th - Tax Day Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.mBASIC computer training. We will hold a two-hour class covering basic computer "things" - Terminology, Functions, Creating a document, Saving, Files and Folders. This is a beginner computer class. Stop in the library to reserve a spot. A couple of seats are still open. Monday, April 22nd at Noon Breakdown day for the Book Sale. Wednesday, April 24th at 1pmGrownup Game Day.

Thursday, May 2nd at 5pm - Yoga returns by popular demand! Join Carey Craker on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 for beginning yoga. 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 or Follow us on Twitter! The La Valle Library is open Monday thru Thursday from 3-7pm and on Saturdays from 9 til noon. I guess that's all I know for now! Pegg Conderman Proud Friend of the LaValle Library Our Mission: To Enrich Lives, Promote Learning and Connect Community

Thursday, April 25th at 7pm Knit/Crochet/Spinners Club. This group has morphed into something new and wonderful as each of us follows our own crafting muse. Saturday, April 27th at 7pm - The Impossible. Rated PG13.

THANK YOU For your support in electing me Village President. I look forward to serving you!

-Alan Scott *Board Meetings 2nd Thursday of the month*

Thank You! To the Voters of the Wonewoc-Center School District for your continued support!

-Sheri Degner

removed and the house was moved across the street, bought by Harry Heding) which was located on Bridge St. to Wisconsin Dairies as they wanted to expand so they could build the building owned by Merricks today. Cliff retired after 34 years of operating his service station and sold his station and business to Kwik Trip in 1981. If anyone has any pictures or more information of the Coach, Cliff's, or any other business that operated in Union Center, please call Linda Scott at 462-5814. I would like to make the Village's history complete for this very special occasion.

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Area agencies respond to full scale Emergency

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Saturday morning a "Swift Action" full scale emergency preparedness exercise took place in the City of Elroy and Villages of Wonewoc and Union Center. The event came after months of planning and was funded by federal grant funds awarded to the Juneau County Emergency Management Office from the Office of Justice Assistance. Emergency responders and support agencies participated to the coordinated response by deploying resources and personnel to a simulated flooding impacting the region. As part of the scenario Wisconsin had just experienced the largest snowfall on record which coupled with a spring melt and additional rains caused rivers to rise above flood stages. Adding to the emergency was a severe thunderstorm with straight line winds and a tornado touching down. Flashing flooding was occurring throughout the staged event. For those taking part in the exercise the scenario was one that wasn't far fetched as in past years the area had suffered similar dangerous weather. According to information provided to the

media the exercise was designed to evaluate the operational capability of emergency management systems in a highly stressful environment that stimulates actual response conditions. Included in those conditions, said Emergency Public Information Officer Bruce Holsclaw were surprises those responding had not been prepared for occurring prior to the event. One such surprise occurred for fire fighters and other emergency personnel when responding to a structure fire in the Village of Union Center. In addition to battling the blaze one of their own played out a fire fighter becoming victim to a heart attack. Those extra added surprises during the exercise, Holsclaw explained, truly tested the response rate and skills of those taking part in the event in offering them a real world scenario of the unexpected. Director of the Juneau County Emergency Management Office, Gervase Thompson, organized the effort and was the point of contact throughout the exercise. Holsclaw escorted media throughout the various locations as emergency personnel responded to calls.

Exercise participants from Elroy included the Mayor, the city administrator, the fire and police departments, the deputy city clerk, and emergency medical services. From the Village of Union Center the participants included the village clerk, the village trustee, the village president, and the police and fire departments. From the Village of Wonewoc the participants included the village administrator, public works, the village president, emergency medical services, and both the fire and police

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departments. Other agencies responding were Juneau County Management, American Red Cross, Juneau County Human Services, Juneau County Communications Center, FFA and other community member volunteers. In prior years other full scale exercises in Juneau County included scenarios of a train accident and derailment and a shooter entering Mauston High School.



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In Union Center, emergency responders were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident as part of the full scale training event. In this scenario one of the vehicles crashed into the driver's side door of the other causing injuries and even a death of one of the driver's. While actors played roles of victims in other scenarios for the full scale exercise event, mannequins were used for this scene. Fire fighters practiced their skills using the jaws of life.

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During Saturday's full scale exercise the Wonewoc Fire Department responded to a car overturned in a ditch with a passenger trapped inside. Even though the accident was part of the role playing event responders acted swiftly and cautiously utilizing their years of training.

In the forefront 16 year old Heidi Brunner played a role of a 78 year old deaf woman who had been separated from her service dog due to the flooding and needing to be evacuated to the Red Cross shelter. Red Cross workers communicated with her via written messages until a sigh language interpreter could be found. As part of the scenario rescue workers were able to locate and reunite Brunner with her service dog at the Red Cross shelter. Service animals are the only animals allowed in at Red Cross shelters. Looking on as Heidi tells her story are seventeen year olds Ashley and Autum who both played roles as victims displaced due to the area's flooding.

The gymnasium at Wonewoc-Union Center High School was home base for the Red Cross during Saturday's full scale exercise. Role playing victims from area flooding gathered to help Red Cross volunteers fine tune their skills in responding to an emergency.

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8th Annual Easter Dinner BY TASHA MUELLER

There were plenty of volunteers present Saturday evening, offering their services to the hundreds of people that gathered at the Hillsboro High School cafeteria during the 8th Annual Hillsboro Area Easter Community Dinner. Volunteers of all ages served a delicious meal, put out plenty of desserts, poured coffee and delivered countless meals to many within the community. Many families took part in the holiday meal provided by St. Aloysius, St. Jerome Parishioners and neighbors that consisted of ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and milk with plenty of choices for desserts to choose from. Not only did the meal feed plenty of residents, but filled the hearts of others from the volunteers. A big heartfelt thank you goes out to the many involved in the annual Easter community dinner with providing their time and efforts and to the people that donated the home-

made desserts. Also, thank you to the Hillsboro School District for allowing the event to be held in the cafeteria. People from all around the area gathered at the Hillsboro High School cafeteria Saturday evening, the community event gave others the chance to enjoy one-another’s company over a delicious ham meal. The dinner was free and open to any and all who could attend. The serving line kept a steady pace during the Easter community dinner. With plenty of options to choose from, no one left hungry. Volunteers were readily available to fill the empty plates. The dessert table had to be continually restocked throughout the evening with plenty of options. St. Aloysius, St. Jerome Parishioners and neighbors put on the event and would like to thank everyone for being a part of the annual Easter dinner.

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Hillsboro Area Historical Society President Thomas Hotek Psychotherapist Elizabeth Pannier, Ph.D., will discuss her announces that the membership will begin their monthly book, Walking Together: A Mother and Daughter’s Journal meetings for 2013 next Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 pm in the through Aging and Alzheimer’s, at the Hillsboro Library Hills Manor lower floor meeting room. A potluck meal will Drop-In April 18th, 6:30 PM. take place followed by the business meeting. The society is “Elizabeth Pannier has written an intimate, poignant memopen to anyone interested in the preservation of history. oir of her arm-in-arm, ten-year walk with her mother Members operate a large musuem building, machinery through the challenging landscape of Alzheimer’s disease. building, historic log cabin, and replica schoolhouse in the Weaving in up-to-date facts about Alzheimer’s, the author Albert Field Memorial Park in the City of Hillsboro. The offers both insights into the disease process and strategies museum opens every Sunday from Memorial Day through for families. You will care as deeply for this brave motherLabor Day from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm or by appointment by daughter team as they clearly do for each other” writes calling 489-3594 or 489-3322. Some of the exhibits on disFamily Therapist Lenore Mickelson of Oro Valley, Arizona. play include: old farm machinery, fire trucks, the Greenwood Dr. Pannier, an accomplished public speaker who has Lutheran Church interior, Marc Mitscher and Josh Sanford facilitated workshops with healthcare providers, seniors, and military items, long-gone business items, old church and others, will address concerns of her audience regarding their school information and a picture gallery displaying the own family members who may be struggling with the throes changes in the Hillsboro area over the last century and a half. of Alzheimer’s. What can I do to maintain communication Feel welcome to join the members Tuesday, April 16th to with my aged parents? How can I keep them connected to learn more about the historical society and this year's upcomtheir children, their grandchildren, and their own memories? ing projects and activities. How should I evaluate extended care facilities to ensure the best care for my loved one? How can I make the best of these years? Elizabeth Pannier’s book is in the form of letters addressed to her mother written after her mother had passed on. It is a “loving tribute and an important model for families,” according to Claudia Dancing of Presbyterian Homes for the Elderly, Evanston, Illinois. The Hillsboro Library Drop-In is free and open to Hwy. 33 Between Reedsburg & LaValle the community. Light Phone: 608-985-7207 or 800-362-5898 refreshments will be served. Hours: 7-5 Weekdays; 7-noon Saturdays For more information, please contact Library Drafting, Estimating, Engineering & Kitchen Layouts Director Deb Lambert, 4892192.

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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

NEW LISBON: Upper 1Bedroom, off street parking, Reason rent. Available now, Security Deposit required. Call 562-3459. b37-2

FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedroom house $425. References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf


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• HEAT, Water, Sewer, Trash included • 1/2 month security deposit • Appliance package • Washer/Dryer hookup *ONE MONTH FREE!* (with approved 1 yr lease) Call today for a personal showing 608-695-5826 riverwood@ Professionally Managed by: Premier Real Estate Mgt. LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity b10tf ELROY: Goebel Properties LLC. One and two bedroom apartments for rent on ground level. No smoking. No pets $425 per month and $425 security deposit. 204 Prospect St. Elroy, WI 53929 Contact Nicki Goebel 4823956 for more information. b15 NEW LISBON: 1 or 2 bedroom. Rent based on 30% of income. Great location and affordable rent! Call Mel today at 1-800-944-4866 Ext 126. Equal Housing Opportunity. b30tf HILLSBORO: Rental assistance available! 2 bedroom upper. Private entry, storage, great location, next to park! Call TODAY 608489-3258. Equal Housing Opportunity. b30tf

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 WONEWOC: 2-3 bedroom w/ appliances, W/D hookups, storage shed. One year lease, security deposit, and references required. No smokers; No pets. Great floor plan for seniors! $550.00/mo. plus utilities. Call 608-963-6980 p30-3

HOUSES FOR SALE WONEWOC: House For Sale, 2300+ sq.ft., 6 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Livingroom, Familyroom, Formal Diningroom with 2 Oak China hutches, 2 fieldstone Fireplaces, Oak floors, Stove, Refrigerator, and Dishwasher, screened Porch with skylight, New Roof in 2007, New Attic Insulation 2010, 2 Lots with big shed/veranda, landscaped yard, perrenial edibles. Motivated Seller! (608) 5244869 b33-5

SERVICES Computer Repair. Contact Dave Heilman 608-4637646 or email: New and refurbished computers in stock. I make house calls! b1tf WORK WANTED: Stone or brick or block work. Fix up old stone walls. Lay glass block windows, barn walls. 608-377-2014. b34tf ADULT DAYCARE: Will do adult daycare, companionship, light housekeeping and cooking by hours or day. References provided. 608464-3933. b36-2

MAUSTON: One bedroom Second floor apartment. Includes heat, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer. NO PETS. Rent $525/mo. Security Deposit $525. 1 year lease. 608-562-3577 or 608-542-0120. b36tf

MARGIE’S ON MAIN SALON & TANNING: For all your haircare needs, we do haircuts, color, perms, waxing, and pedicures. 2 tanning beds to accomodate you. Tues–Wed 9-6, Thurs–Fri 9-5, Sat 8-12. 416 Main Street, Wilton. 435-6768 b37-3

NEW LISBON: 2 bedroom, 1 bath. City of New Lisbon. Washing facilities on site. Includes sewer and water. $450.00/per month with $450.00 security deposit. Please call 608-847-3747 or 608-547-2326. b36tf

MARGIE’S ON MAIN SALON & TANNING: We carry Western Bling purses, wallets, belts, boots, caps, jewelry, and more! Stop in and get some bling! Tues–Wed 9-6, Thurs–Fri 95, Sat 8-12. 416 Main Street, Wilton. 435-6768 b37-3

FOR SALE WOOD PELLETS: Pure premium Hardwood pellet Fuel. $169.00 a ton. No scrap lumber, no verneers, no softwoods, cash and carry only. For details call Steve at 608-547-4048. p33-7 FOR SALE: Rebuilt Crown Royal wood stove. For more info call 464-3595. b35-2 4 DRAWER ANTIQUE DRESSER: $150.00 Call before 11:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. 847-4193. b37

FOR RENT HORSE PASTURE & HORSE BARN: For rent in New Lisbon area. 489-2847 b37-2 CORN GROUND: 8 acres corn ground. Town of Fountain. Call 562-3584. b37

WANTED WANTED: Couple in upper 50’s. Looking to rent house with garage in or around Elroy. Call 608-548-3649. p37-2

Garage Sales UNION CENTER: GUYS THIS ONE’S FOR YOU! Tools, chain saw (electric), shovels, rakes, hole digger, floor jack, 1 ton chain hoist, pipe wrenches, weed eater, sockets, shop vac, electric heater (NEW), etc. 327A Division Street, Union Center. Friday, April 12th at 7:00 a.m. p37-2

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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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Summer 4-H/Youth LTE Assistant Juneau County University Extension is seeking an individual to work under the direction of the UW Extension Department Head and the 4-H Agent to plan, co-ordinate, and evaluate educational programs that support volunteers and youth in the 4-H program. Duties: Assist with coordinating State Fair entries and chaperone responsibilities; plan, coordinate, and participate in all County Fair activities; Coordinate 4-H promotion booth with 4-H Ambassadors, at the Fair; support 4-H Leader’s Association and their activities; other related duties as assigned by UW-Extension Staff; contribute to Extension marketing efforts through newsletters, newspapers and radio; and report on program activities to the Extension Education Committee at their monthly meetings. Must be 18 or older. Must be able to flex time up to 168 hours for summer. Strong interpersonal skills with youth and adults. Deadline for applications: May 1, 2013. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact the Juneau County UW-Extension Office, 211 Hickory St., Mauston, WI at 608-847-9329. Salary: $9.00/hr plus travel reimbursement. Job description and application may be picked up at:

Juneau County Personnel Office Courthouse Room 205 220 East State Street Mauston, WI 53948 An Equal Opportunity Employer

New Lisbon Help Wanted Temporary Summer Water/Wastewater Laborer for the Public Works Department. This position will assist with a variety of task for the Water/Wastewater Department such as maintenance and operation of all equipment, installation and maintenance of water meters, and maintenance of buildings. This is an outdoor job which will begin on or around May 15th through the end of August. Equivalent to high school graduation or possession of GED certification is required. A complete job description and application can be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Applications must be received by: Friday, April 26, 2013.

Temporary Summer Street/Electric Laborer for the Public Works Department. This position will assist with the mowing and trimming of city property, assisting Electric Lineman with digging, maintaining and cleaning of city grounds, facilities and equipment and related duties as assigned. This is an outdoor position. Up to 600 hours are available for the position. Equivalent to high school graduation or possession of GED certification is required. A complete job description and application can be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

Applications must be received by: Friday, April 26, 2013.

Page 14 JUNEAU COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Notice of Annual Membership Meeting NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the members of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., at the New lisbon Travelers Inn, 1700 East Bridge Street, New Lisbon, Wisconsin. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that there will be: 1) Election of a director to serve the term of three years to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of Jim Costello, 127 State Road 12/16, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. If you would like to run for a seat on the JCEDC Board of Directors, please contact JCEDC by April 15, 2013, so that your name may be placed on the ballot. Candidates may be nominated from the floor; however only names of nominees submitted by April 15, 2013, will appear on the ballot. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting will be transacted at said meeting. Dated this 4th day of April, 2013 Bonnie J. Peterson, President Veronica Meyer, Secretary Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

Protect yourself from Identity Theft The Bank of Mauston wants you to protect your online identity, use a strong password. Every three seconds someone has their identity stolen. One way this happens is by having username and passwords compromised. In many cases, usernames and passwords are our first defense in protecting our online identity; if someone has your username and password, they can ‘be’ you on the internet. The best thing you can do to prevent this from happening is to adopt good password practices. As convenient as it is to use simple, easy-to-remember passwords (12345, abc123, password, etc.), this same simplicity makes it easier for cybercriminals to guess or hack your password. To make your password more secure, here are some tips: 1. Make it complex - The stronger the password, the harder it is to guess or crack. Avoid using personal information for passwords that can be found on social media sites or other public information websites (ex. telephone numbers, birth dates, children’s’ names, etc.). Here are some complex password tips: * Include a variety of CAPITAL letters and lower case letters * Make it at least ten to fifteen characters long * Avoid words that can be found in the dictionary * Include at least one number and, preferably, a symbol We know that a password that is long is also hard to remember. To help make a complex, but memorable password, we suggest that you consider using a sentence and then simplify it. For example: My son Tom and my daughter Ann are the greatest kids in Mauston My(M)son(s)Tom(T)and(&)my(m)daughter(d)Ann(A)are(a)the (t)greatest(g)kids(k)in(i)Mauston (53948) = MsT&mdAatgki53948 2. Safeguarding your username/password(s) - It’s not enough to have a complex password; you also need to ensure that no one has access to it. Here are some tips to safeguard that information: * Avoid writing your password down. You wouldn’t lock a door and then leave the key lying nearby. Treat your online account passwords the same way. * Use different passwords for different online accounts. If one of your accounts is compromised, it makes it harder for identity thieves to access your other accounts if the passwords are different. * Never give your password to anyone else. If someone needs your password to access information, type it for them yourself. If you receive an email or phone call from a person asking for your password, don’t give it to him/her. Call the company the person claims to represent directly and ask why the organization needs it. Usually, the company representative will tell you the organization didn’t initiate the email or call. * Avoid accessing your accounts from public computers. 3. Updating your password - Changing your password periodically is also good practice. It not only is a good security measure, but you can make sure that all the password recovery information your online company has for you is up-to-date. Some tips to remember when updating your information include: * If a company requires a verification answer before sending you a new password, use a false answer. (For example, the verification answer is the name of your first born. Make up an answer that a hacker couldn’t guess, but you can remember.) * If a company offers text message verification, use it. (Some companies will text you when you request a password change, and when you respond to the text, they reset the password.) This is a good way of ensuring that you were the one who wanted the password changed, and not a cybercriminal. To keep your identity as safe as possible, remember one rule of thumb that you should always follow: If you believe your identity or password has been compromised, change all your passwords immediately! At The Bank of Mauston we want you to be safe while online. Be sure to use these tips to protect your online identity and help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. For more information on protecting your identity, or on how The Bank of Mauston can help you safeguard your financial information, call 608-847-6200 or visit


More Obituaries DOUGLAS L. VAN METER

Douglas L. Van Meter, age 54 died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa, WI. The Rev. Michael Nielsen will officiate, burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery in New Miner, WI. Visitation will be held at the Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Doug was born September 23, 1958 in Wisconsin Rapids to LeMar and Eleanor (Winters) Van Meter. He married Cindy Keough on May 30, 1980 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Doug was employed at the Port Edwards Paper Mill (Domtar) until 2008 with 30 years of service, he then went to work for Gottschalk Cranberry Company until retiring in 2011 due to his illness. Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and he especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Paige. He is survived by his wife Cindy of Nekoosa, WI, children Justin and his daughter Paige of Wis. Rapids, Jamie (fiance’ Tony Reimer and his son Dylan) Van Meter of Nekoosa, mother Eleanor Van Meter of New Miner, WI, brothers Tim (Sandy) Van Meter of Nekoosa, Bill (Linda) Van Meter of Wis. Rapids, David (Connie) Van Meter of Necedah, sisters Debra (Mark) Symons of Janesville, WI, Julie Benjamin of Nekoosa, brothers and sisters in laws Linda Brost of Nekoosa, Karen (John) Nash of Madison, WI, Sue (John) Weigel of Nekoosa, Peter (Sandy) Keough of Wis. Rapids, Mary (Bob) Behr of Wis. Dells, WI, Barb (Chris) Ruehl of Plover, WI and Candy (Darren) Kester of Wis. Rapids, he is further survived by many nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his father LeMar Van Meter and brother Jeffery Van Meter. The family would like to thank the staff of UW Cancer Center at Riverview for all their help. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the UW Cancer Center at Riverview. “If you ever spoke with Doug, you didn’t have to agree with him, but you had a friend forever.”

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The New Lisbon School District has the following opening for upcoming 2013-2014 school year:

Half-Time Elementary Music Teacher If you are interested in this position, please apply with a letter of interest and a copy of your resume by the end of the day on Thursday, April 25th. Please feel free to call 608/562-3700 ext. 1511 if you have any questions or would like more information. Interested persons should apply by sending a letter of application and resume to:

Mark W. Toelle, Elementary/JH Principal School District of New Lisbon 500 S. Forest St. New Lisbon, WI 53950 An Equal Opportunity Employer

April 11, 2013

Wonewoc-Union Center School District PART-TIME TITLE I TEACHER For the 2013-14 school year Applications may be found via the website at or at the high school office. Please include with the application a cover letter, resume, copy of licensure and any other credentials. Please return your application to:

WC Schools, Attn: Title I 101 School Rd Wonewoc, WI 53968 *Applications will be taken until June 1, 2013 or until the position has been filled. The Wonewoc-Union Center School District is an EOE.

Wonewoc-Union Center School District PART-TIME GIFTED AND TALENTED COORDINATOR For the 2013-14 school year Applications may be found via the website at or at the high school office. Please include with the application a cover letter, resume and any other credentials. Please return your application to:

WC Schools, Attn: Gifted & Talented 101 School Rd Wonewoc, WI 53968 *Applications will be taken until the position is filled. The Wonewoc-Union Center School District is an EOE.

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April 11, 2013 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BANK OF MAUSTON, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. RICHARD K. MANGLOS, Case No. 12-CV-380 M&I MARSHALL & ILSLEY BANK, now known as BMO Harris Bank N.A., and CITY OF MAUSTON, Tax ID No. 29251CMA503 Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 14, 2013, in the amount of $24,998.84, the Sheriff, or his assignee, will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:20 o’clock A.M. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of the sale in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts Office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY HOMEWARD RESIDENTIAL, INC. Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. MARK G. KASPAR and JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Mark G. Kaspar Case No. 12-CV-338 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 18, 2013, in the amount of $49,293.21, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 23, 2013, 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 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Farmers State Bank, Plaintiff vs. Defendants Jeremy J. Johns, et al, Case No. 12 CV 234 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: in accordance with the judgment in this action entered October 23, 2012, the Sheriff of Juneau County will sell the real estate described below as follows: Date and time of sale: April 30, 2013, at 10:25 o'clock a.m. Place of sale: Lobby of Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston WI 53948. Terms of sale: The high bidder shall deposit at the time

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES Office in cash, cashier’s check, money order, 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”, is not available for viewing, and subject to all liens, encumbrances and unpaid real estate taxes. PLACE: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lots 5, 11 and 12, excepting the North 110 feet of said Lots 11 and all in Block 2, 12, Dockstaders Addition to the Village, now City, of Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 427 West State Street, Mauston, Wisconsin 53948 Dated this 20th day of March, 2013. /s/ Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County ATTORNEY INFORMTION: Attorney Thomas J. Casey Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. 111 Oak Street, Post Office Box 140 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948-0140 (608) 847-7363 Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice. Publish: April 4, 11, 18, 2013 WNAXLP Transfer Tax. PLACE: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: T h e South 40 Feet of Lots 4, 5 and 12 of Block 15 of the Original Plat of the Village of Necedah, subject to the right to way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Ry. Co. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 412 South Main Street, Village of Necedah. TAX KEY NO.: 291610276 /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 28, 2013 April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP of sale not less than ten percent (10%) of bid in cash, certified or cashier’s check, or money order; balance upon confirmation of the sale. Address of real estate to be sold: 533 Franklin, Elroy WI 53939 Description of real estate to be sold: Lot Two Hundred Five (205), Assessor’s Plat, in the City of Elroy, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Parcel #29-221-0348 Dated: March 18, 2013 /s/ Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County Jenkins and Stittleburg 428 South Main Street Viroqua WI 54665 Plaintiff’s attorneys Publish: March 28, 2013 April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff vs Defendant(s) JEROME J. ZUKAUSKI, et al. Case No: 12 CV 151 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 13, 2012 in the amount of $286,981.50 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold "as is" and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: in the main lobby of Juneau County Justice

Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE IN JUNEAU COUNTY, STATE OF WISCONSIN: LANDS LOCATED IN AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS ONE HUNDRED NINE (109), ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN, (115) AND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE (121), ADDITION NO. 2, WHISTLING WINGS SUBDIVISION, TOWN OF GERMANTOWN, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W5873 Pheasant Drive, New Lisbon, WI 53950 TAX KEY NO.: 290122544 & 290122550 & 290122538 Dated this 13th day of March, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Scott D. Nabke Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1037979 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: March 28, 2013 April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Plaintiff Vs. Defendants JOHN A. GLAVIN; GABRIELLE GLAVIN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WISCONSIN RIVER CO-OP SERVICES; Case No. 09 CV 342 Case Code No. 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 10, 2012, in the amount of $405,419.02, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 30, 2013 at 10:00 am TERMS:1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit

of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: LOBBY OF THE JUNEAU COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 200 OAK STREET, MAUSTON, WI 53948 Property description: THE EAST HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 17 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, TOWN OF CLEARFIELD, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Tax Key No.: 290040808 Property Address: WEST 6222 HIGHWAY A, NEW LISBON, WISCONSIN 53950 Christina M. Putman State Bar No. 1075422 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: April 4, 11, 18, 2013 WNAXLP



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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BANK OF WISCONSIN DELLS, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. Ashlie Marie Thatcher, a/k/a Ashlie M. Thatcher, Matt Christman and Lacie Christman Case No. 13-CV-12 Tax ID No. 290240175.1 Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 Replevin 31003 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 8, 2013, in the amount of $56,637.56, the Sheriff, or his assignee, will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:10 o’clock A.M. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of the sale in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts Office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, no later than ten days after the Court’s confir-

mation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is”, is not available for viewing, and subject to all liens, encumbrances and unpaid real estate taxes. PLACE: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: PARCEL ONE (1) OF JUNEAU COUNTY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 2265, RECORDED IN VOLUME 9 OF C.S.M.’S ON PAGE 17, AS DOCUMENT NO. 346126, BEING A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (SW 1/4 NE 1/4) OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST, TOWN OF LYNDON, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W1409 64th Street, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin 53944 Dated this 18th day of March, 2013. /s/ Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County Attorney Information: Attorney Thomas J. Casey Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. 111 Oak Street, Post Office Box 140 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948-0140 (608) 847-7363 Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice. Publish: March 28, 2013 April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) AMENEDED IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: Lawrence H. Brockmann Case No 13PR24 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An application for informal adminstration was filed. The decedent, with date of birth January 7, 1926 and date of death January 11, 2013 was domiciled in Juneau County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N2349 Overgaard Rd., Wonewoc, WI 53968. The application will be heard at the Juneau County Courthouse, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300, before Diane

Mortensen, Probate Registrar, on May 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objections. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is July 5, 2013. A claim may be filed at the Registrar in Probate, Juneau County Courthouse, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address is unknown. Susan E. Hanson State Bar No. 1001143 850 Elm Grove Rd. Suite 25 Elm Grove, WI 53122 414-302-0300 Publish: April 11, 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff Vs. Defendants KATHLEEN E. PHILLIPS, et al. Case No. 12 CV 284 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 5, 2012 in the amount of $72,775.64, the Juneau County Sheriff will sell the premises described below at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: May 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens, encum-

brances, and payment of applicable transfer taxes. PLACE: In the Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin, 53948. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The North Half (N 1/2) of the West Half (W 1/2) of Lot Three (3), Block Three (3) of George M. Fowler's Addition to the City of Elroy, Juneau County, Wisconsin. ADDRESS: 1424 Academy Street, Elroy, WI 53929 TAX KEY NO: 292210453 Dated this 4th day of March 2013 /s/Brent Oleson, Juneau County Sheriff Cummisford, Acevedo & Associates, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff Mark R. Cummisford, State Bar # 1034906 6508 South 27th Street, Suite #6 Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-761-1700 Publish: April 11, 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP

Page 16 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Community First Bank Plaintiff vs. Defendants M&M Sportshop & Shooting Range L.L.C.,et al. Case No 11CV379 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled action effective February 1, 2012, I will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center in the City of Mauston, 200 Oak Street, in Juneau County, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 10:25 o’clock a.m., all of the following-described premises, towit; Parcel One; Lot One (1) of the Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 4167, recorded in Volume 18 of CSM, on Page 144, being located in the West Half of the Northeast Quarter (W1/2 NW1/4) of Section 10, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Town of Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Parcel Two; The West Half of the Northwest Quater (W1/2 NW1/4) of Section Ten (10), Township Sixteen (16) North, Range Three (3) East, Town of Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin; EXCEPTING THEREFROM Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3296, recorded in Volume 14 of CSM, on Page 76, as Document No. 630761; AND FURTHER EXCEPTING Lot One (1) of

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 4167, recorded in Volume 18 of CSM, on Page 144, as Document No. 686007; AND FURTHER EXCEPTING that portion of the NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 10, T16N, R3E, lying North of Germantown Road. (N6774 Germantown Road, New Lisbon, Wisconsin) Parcel Three; Lot One (1) of Juneau county Certified Survey Map No. 3296, recorded in Volume 14 of CSM on Page 76, as Document No. 630761, being located in the N1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 10, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Town of Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. (N6772 Germantown Road, New Lisbon, Wisconsin) TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: Ten percent of amount bid by certified check at the time of the sale unless waived by plaintiff’s counsel. Subject to unpaid taxes of record on the day of closing, transfer fees and all other exceptions described by plaintiff or a representative of the Juneau County Sheriff’s office at the time of sale. Dated at Mauston, Wisconsin, this 25th day of March, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County Attorney for Plaintiff Chiquoine & Molberg, S.C. Stephen D. Chiquoine P.O. Box 399 Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-6717 Publish: April 11, 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE: AS OF JUNE 30, 2013, THE JUNEAU COUNTY CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE WILL NO LONGER BE PROCESSING PASSPORT APPLICATIONS. IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT BOOK OR CARD, OUR OFFICE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH THAT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2013. OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:30 P.M. AFTER JUNE 30, 2013 YOU MAY APPLY AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING NEARBY LOCATIONS: ADAMS COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 402 MAIN ST. FRIENDSHIP, WI. 53934 HILLSBORO POST OFFICE 713 WATER AVE. HILLSBORO, WI. 54634 NECEDAH POST OFFICE 603 W 3RD ST. NECEDAH, WI. 54646 COLUMBIA COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 400 DEWITT ST. PORTAGE, WI. 53901 MONROE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 112 S. COURT ST. SPARTA, WI. 54656 TOMAH POSTAL OFFICE 1000 N. SUPERIOR AVE. TOMAH, WI. 54660 WISCONSIN DELLS POST OFFICE 310 MINNESOTA AVE. WISCONSIN DELLS, WI. 53965 LORETTA M. ROBERTS JUNEAU COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 200 OAK ST. P.O. BOX 246 MAUSTON, WI. 53948 608-847-9357 Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department will receive proposals for pulverize and overlay approximately 2.31 miles of CTH “H”. This is a C.H.I.P. D project. Prevailing wage rates apply for this project. The location is from the intersection of County A to Washburn Street minus 2600’ in the Village of Camp Douglas. The existing road mix shall be pulverized and reduced to a maximum size of 1". The overlay shall consist of a 4" E-1 asphaltic pavement 24' wide using a nominal size 19.0 mm in lower layer pavement, and nominal size 12.5 mm in the upper layer pavement. All traffic control will be the responsibility of the contractor. The shaping and shouldering on this project will be done by County forces. The proposals shall be submitted to the Highway Division at 930 E. State Street in Mauston by 8:00 am April 8, 2013. The Juneau County Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which in their opinion is the most advantageous to Juneau County. For questions, call Dennis Weiss, Highway Commissioner at 608-847-5874. Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department will receive proposals for pulverize and overlay approximately 3.25 miles of CTH “O”. This is a C.H.I.P. project. Prevailing wage rates apply for this project. The location is from the intersection of County G to the start of the HSIP project #5810-00-71 and from the end of the HSIP project to Leverenz Road. The existing road mix shall be pulverized and reduced to a maximum size of 2". The overlay shall consist of a 3" E-1 asphaltic compacted pavement 24' wide using a nominal size 12.5 mm in lower layer pavement, and nominal size 12.5 mm in the upper layer pavement. All traffic control will be the responsibility of the contractor. The shaping and shouldering on this project will be done by County forces. The proposals shall be submitted to the Highway Division at 930 E. State Street in Mauston by 8:00 am April 8, 2013. The Juneau County Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which in their opinion is the most advantageous to Juneau County. For questions, call Dennis Weiss, Highway Commissioner at 608-847-5874. Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department will receive proposals for pulverize and overlay approximately 3.25 miles of CTH “O”. This is a C.H.I.P. project. Prevailing wage rates apply for this project. The location is from the intersection of County G to the start of the HSIP project #5810-00-71 and from the end of the HSIP project to Leverenz Road. The existing road mix shall be pulverized and reduced to a maximum size of 2". The overlay shall consist of a 4" E-1 asphaltic compacted pavement 24' wide using a nominal size 19.0 mm in lower layer pavement, and nominal size 12.5 mm in the upper layer pavement. All traffic control will be the responsibility of the contractor. The shaping and shouldering on this project will be done by County forces. The proposals shall be submitted to the Highway Division at 930 E. State Street in Mauston by 8:00 am April 8, 2013. The Juneau County Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which in their opinion is the most advantageous to Juneau County. For questions, call Dennis Weiss, Highway Commissioner at 608-847-5874. Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department will receive proposals for pulverize and overlay approximately 2.31 miles of CTH “H”. This is a C.H.I.P. D project. Prevailing wage rates apply for this project. The location is from the intersection of County A to Washburn Street minus 2600’ in the Village of Camp Douglas. The existing road mix shall be pulverized and reduced to a maximum size of 2". The overlay shall consist of a 3" E-1 asphaltic compacted pavement 24' wide using a nominal size 12.5 mm in lower layer pavement, and nominal size 12.5 mm in the upper layer pavement. All traffic control will be the responsibility of the contractor. The shaping and shouldering on this project will be done by County forces. The proposals shall be submitted to the Highway Division at 930 E. State Street in Mauston by 8:00 am April 8, 2013. The Juneau County Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which in their opinion is the most advantageous to Juneau County. For questions, call Dennis Weiss, Highway Commissioner at 608-847-5874. Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department will receive proposals for pulverize and overlay approximately 2.31 miles of CTH “H”. This is a C.H.I.P. D project. Prevailing wage rates apply for this project. The location is from the intersection of County A to Washburn Street minus 2600’ in the Village of Camp Douglas. The existing road mix shall be pulverized and reduced to a maximum size of 2". The overlay shall consist of a 4" E-1 asphaltic compacted pavement 24' wide using a nominal size 19.0 mm in lower layer pavement, and nominal size 12.5 mm in the upper layer pavement. All traffic control will be the responsibility of the contractor. The shaping and shouldering on this project will be done by County forces. The proposals shall be submitted to the Highway Division at 930 E. State Street in Mauston by 8:00 am April 8, 2013. The Juneau County Public Works Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids or accept any bid which in their opinion is the most advantageous to Juneau County. For questions, call Dennis Weiss, Highway Commissioner at 608-847-5874. Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting on April 16, 2013 (approx. 7:15 p.m.) at the Town Hall, regarding a petition by the Town Board to amend the text of the Town of Lemonweir Zoning Ordinance Chapter 17. Due to an increased volume of violations regarding zoning permits, the Town board has recommended stiffer penalties and a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Section 17.02-7 Double Fees. This section shall now read: 17.02-7 FINE--A fine of $500 may be charged by the Zoning Administrator if work is started before a permit is applied for and issued. Such fine shall not release the applicant from full compliance with this Ordinance nor from prosecution for violation of this Ordinance. Full text of Town of Lemonweir Zoning Ordinance Chapter 17 may be viewed at the Town Hall, N3935 19th Ave. Mauston, WI 53948. Please call 608-847-4786 for appointment. Carin E. Leach, Town Administrator Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP ORDINANCE 13-02 AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL 8-1-2 AND RECREATE SECTION 8-1-2 OF THE VILLAGE CODE OF ORDINANCES The Village Board of the Village of Necedah do ordain as follows: ORDINANCE SECTION 1. Section 8-1-2 amended to read as follows: SEC. 8-1-2 STATE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE PROVISIONS ADOPTED (a) Administrative Regulations Adopted. The following Chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code are hereby adopted by reference: TRANS 146: Reciprocity – nonresident motor carriers. TRANS 302: Lettering on vehicles, display of evidence of registration and dual permit. TRANS 305: Standards for motor vehicle equipment TRANS 326: Transportation of explosives by motor vehicles. TRANS 308: Requirements for trailer and semi-trailer brake, hitch and coupling, safety chains, cables and leveling bars. TRANS 300: Transportation of school children. ORDINANCE SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law. Ordinance Change was introduced to the Village Board on the 11th day of March 2013. Adopted this 1st day of April 2013. Scott W. Carter, Village President Roger Herried, Village Clerk Ayes – 6 Nayes – 0 Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP Ordinance No. 13-04 ORDINANCE FOR THE POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WHEREAS, the Village has determined the need to create an ordinance that identifies drug paraphernalia as public nuisance; and WHEREAS, the Village wishes to promote morals and decency; NOW, THEREFORE, on motion duly made and seconded, the Village Board of the Village of Necedah does hereby ordain that Section 9-7-4 (f) is hereby created to read as follows: SEC. 9-7-4 PUBLIC NUISANCES OFFENDING MORALS AND DECENCY (f) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. No person may use, or possess with the primary intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of this chapter. Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a forfeiture offense. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law. Ordinance Change was introduced to the Village Board on the 11th day of March 2013. Adopted this 1st day of April 2013. Scott W. Carter, Village President Roger Herried, Village Clerk Ayes – 6 Nayes – 0 Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LINDINA TOWN OF LINDINA ANNUAL TOWN MEETING April 17th, 2013 Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Followed by the Board Meeting Agenda

TOWN OF LINDINA OPEN BOOK Town of Lindina April 23rd, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Town Hall located at N3485 County Road G Mauston, WI. 53948 Publish: April 11, 2012 WNAXLP

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Call to Order Minutes of last meeting Treasurer Report Emergency Management Report Road Superintendent Report Board of Review date and Open Book Inspector Contract Next Meeting date Present bills for payment Adjourn Sharie Miles, Clerk Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

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Ordinance No. 13-03 ORDINANCE FOR TRUANCY VIOLATIONS WHEREAS, the Village wishes to have students held accountable for truancy violations; and WHEREAS, the Village wishes to have anyone contributing to truancy to be held accountable for their actions; NOW, THEREFORE, on motion duly made and seconded, the Village Board of the Village of Necedah does hereby ordain that Section 9-6-8 and Section 9-6-9 of the Necedah Code of Ordinances is hereby created to read as follows: SEC. 9-6-8 TRUANCY PROHIBITED (a) It shall be unlawful for any child to be a truant or a habitual truant. (b) In this section, “truant” shall mean a pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under Section 118.15 and 118.16(4), Wisconsin Statutes, for part or all of any day on which school is held during a school semester. (c) In this section, “habitual truant” shall mean a pupil who is absent from school without acceptable excuse under Section 118.15 and 118.16(4) for part or all of five or more days on which school is held during a school semester. (d) The following dispositions are available to the Court upon finding a person under the age of 18 to be a “truant”: (1) An order for the person to attend school. (2) A forfeiture of not more than $50.00 plus costs for the first violation, or a forfeiture of not more than $100.00 plus costs for any second or subsequent violation committed within 12 months of a previous violation, subject to Section 938.37 and subject to a maximum cumulative forfeiture amount of not more than $500.00 for all violations committed during a school semester. All or part of the forfeiture plus costs may be assessed against the person, the parents or guardian of the person, or both. (e) The following dispositions are available to the Court upon finding a person under the age of 18 to be a “habitual truant”: (1) Suspension of the person’s operating privilege, as defined in Section 340.01(40), Wis. Stats., for not less than 30 days, or more than one year. (2) Order the person to participate in counseling or a supervised work program or other community service work as described in Section 938.34(5g). The costs of any such counseling, supervised work programs or other community service work may be assessed against the person, the parents, or guardian of the person, or both. Pursuant to Section 118.163(2)(b), any county department of human services or social services, community agency, public agency or nonprofit charitable organization administering a supervised work program or other community service work to which a person is assigned pursuant to an order under this paragraph acting in good faith has immunity from any civil liability in excess of $25,000.00 for any act or omission by or impacting on that person. (3) Order the person to remain at home, except during hours in which the person is attending religious worship or a school program, including travel time required to get to and from the school program or place of worship. The order may permit a person to leave his or her home if the person is accompanied by a parent or guardian. (4) Order the person to attend an educational program as described in Section 938.34(7d), Wis. Stats. (5) Order the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations to revoke the person’s work permit. (6) Order the person to be placed in a teen program, as described in Section 938.342(1g)(f), Wis. Stats. (7) Order the person to attend school. (8) Order a forfeiture of not more than $500.00 plus costs, subject to Section 938.37 (prohibiting costs against children under the age of 14). All or part of the forfeiture plus costs may be assessed against the person, the parents or guardian of the person, or both. (9) Order any other reasonable conditions or restrictions consistent with this subsection, including a curfew, restrictions as to going to or remaining on specified premises and restrictions on associating with other children or adults. (10) Order the person placed under formal or informal supervision, as described in Section 938.34(2), Wis. Stats., for up to one year. (11) Order the person’s parent, guardian, or legal custodian to participate in counseling at the parent’s, guardian’s or legal custodian’s own expense or to attend school with the person, or both. SEC. 9-6-9 CONTRIBUTING TO TRUANCY (a) Except as provided in sub. (2), any person 17 years of age or older who, by any act or omission, knowingly encourages or contributes to the truancy, as defined under Section 118.16(1)(c), of a person 17 years of age or under is guilty of a forfeiture offense. (b) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who has under his or her control a child who has been sanctioned under Section 49.26(1)(h). (c) An act or omission contributes to the truancy of a child, whether or not the child is adjudged to be in need of protection or services, if the natural and probable consequences of that act or omission would be to cause the child to be truant. This ordinance shall take effect from upon passage and publication as required by law. Ordinance Change was introduced to the Village Board on the 11th day of March 2013. Adopted this 1st day of April 2013. Scott W. Carter, Village President Roger Herried, Village Clerk 6 – Ayes 0 - Nayes Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LEMONWEIR REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR TOWN HALL ROOF TOWN HALL ROOF BID--Sealed bids will be recieved by the Town of Lemonweir until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Town Hall, N3935 19th Avenue. The work shall consist of: Removal and proper disposal of all old shingles and installation of new 30-50 year asphalt shingles OR installation of steel roof with standing seam. Bid(s) shall include all materials necessary to bring Town Hall roof to code. Certificate of Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance coverage must accompany bid. The town board will open bids at the regular monthly meeting scheduled to meet following the Annual Town Meeting on April 16, 2013, (7:15 approx) at the Town Hall. Contractors are encouraged to come to the town hall any time and take measurements. For more information contact the Town Adminstrator, Carin Leach at the Town Hall or call 608-847-4786 or Town Chairman, Greg Bires at 608-847-6293 days or 608-8476414 after 5 p.m. Carin E. Leach, Town Administrator Publish: April 4, 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TOWN OF PLYMOUTH NOTICE OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING The Town Board of the Town of Plymouth will hold its annual town meeting on April 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Office, W9902 State Road 82, Elroy, WI AGENDA: Call meeting to order Pledge of Allegiance Reading of 2012 annual meeting minutes Review of Annual Report of 2012 Driveway gravel Plowing/sanding of private driveways Designating Paper for official publications Any Old Business New Business Set date for 2014 Annual Meeting Adjournment Betty Manson, Clerk Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LEMONWEIR TOWN OF LEMONWEIR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, PUBLIC HEARING and MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Town Hall (N3935 19th Ave.) 7:00 p.m. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING begins at 7:00 p. m. Agenda includes: installation of newly elected Supervisors, annual financial reports by the Ambulance and Fire Associations, Assessor report, Building Inspector report, reports of the Town Board and any and all other items permitted by law to be brought to the Annual Town Meeting. PUBLIC HEARING: A text amendment and change of fees regarding Town of Lemonweir Zoning Ordinance Section 17.02-7 Double Fees proposed by the Town Board shall now read: 17.02-7 FINE A fine of $500 may be charged by the Zoning Administrator if work is started before a permit is applied for and issued. Such fine shall not release the applicant from full compliance with this Ordinance nor from prosecution for violation of this Ordinance. MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING will convene immediately upon adjournment of the Annual Town Meeting & Public Hearing. TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA: • Call To Order • Public Comments and Concerns • Minutes of Last Meeting • Official Newspaper • Official Financial Institution • Open Bids for Town Hall Roof • Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage 6-month License approval for Red Ridge Ranch- Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson & Lyle Peterson • Discussion/Action Regarding Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment/Fee Increase • Garage Discussion/Action • Committee Appointments—ETZ, Board of Appeals, Plan Commission • Road Report—including bridge/19th Ave update, 2013 Road Maintenance Plan and other road issues • Set Road Inspection date • Administrator's Report including Election Results, Office Operations, Payment of Bills, Correspondence & Zoning Permits • Adjournment Carin E. Leach, Town Administrator 608-847-4786 Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

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WONEWOC SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education Meeting February 18, 2013 Wonewoc-Center Jr/Sr High School Rm 218 7:00 P.M. The meeting was called to order by the Board President Sandy Rogers at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Rogers, Degner, Preston, Laack, Benson, and Dieck. Motion by Preston, second by Degner to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Proper notice verification was given by District Administrator Art Keenan. Motion by Benson, second by Preston, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 21, 2012 regular meeting and January 21, 2013 closed session. Motion carried. Motion by Preston, second by Degner, to approve vouchers in the amount of $143,713.40. Motion carried. Motion by Preston, second by Degner, to approve the treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried. Public ForumConcerned citizens addressed the Board. DiscussionPrincipal Michelle Noll announced the Valedictorian Emma Jacobson and Salutatorian Gabe Benson. A report was given on snow days, safety updates and 2013-14 calendar. Business Manager Linda Dallman reported on the DPI Education Super Highway visit for computer infrastructure and the general budget. District Administrator Art Keenan discussed the upcoming legislative forum, roof project and the restroom upgrades. Wohlrab arrived at 7:58 p.m. Action: Motion by Laack, second by Benson, to approve the homeless policy 2nd reading. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Benson, second by Degner to approve the open enrollment policy changes. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Preston, second by Wohlrab, to approve the CESA 5 contract. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Laack, second by Wohlrab, to approve the handicapped accessible van purchase. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Preston, seconded by Degner, to approve summer school. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Degner, seconded by Preston, to approve summer food program pending DPI approval. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Benson, second by Laack, to approve the addition of a Junior High Track program. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Preston, seconded by Wohlrab, to go into closed session at 8:16 p.m. The Board polled unanimously. Motion by Wohlrab, seconded by Preston, to go out of closed session at 10:31 p.m. The Board polled unanimously. Motion by Preston, second by Laack, to approve adding one hour to the Food Service Director’s workday, adjusting salary to $25,200 and to offer a separate contract for the summer food program if approved by the DPI. Motion carried. 7/0 Motion by Benson, second by Wohlrab, to adjourn at 10:36 p.m. Motion carried. 7/0 Nancy Dieck, Clerk Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF WOODLAND ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Woodland In the County of SAUK, State of Wisconsin, for the transaction of business as is by law required or permitted to be transacted at such meeting, will be held SATURDAY, APRIL 20,2013 At 1:30 P.M. at the WOODLAND TOWN HALL, S548 COUNTY RD G, WONEWOC, WI 53968 Nancy Dieck, Clerk Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LEMONWEIR Notice for Application for “Class B” Fermented Malt Beverage License in the Town of Lemonweir Notice is hereby given that Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, Cindy S. Kanarowski-Peterson and Lyle Peterson, owners, have applied to the Lemonweir Town Board for a “Class B” license to sell fermented malt beverages at the premises known as Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stables (indoor & outdoor arena food stand fenced areas only), W4881 State Road 82, Mauston, WI, for the period of May 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013. Carin E. Leach, Town Administrator 608-847-4786 Publish: April 11, 2013 WNAXLP

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Letter to the Editor

Bill’s Corner

Dear Editor, Thank you for the article on Energy Policy with Tim Baye and Sen. Schultz. The second to the last paragraph mentioned the issue of reliability. I think it is vital to understand that over the past decade electricity use had declined dramatically and is projected through 2025 to increase less than 1% per yr. It wasn’t said when the “other states have faced” this problem – 1970? 1990? The statement, “A problem other states have faced, but Wisconsin has yet to”, makes it sound inevitable for Wisconsin; it isn’t. Wisconsin in July 2012 with all systems pushed to the limits because of the continuous, intense, high temperatures, had reliability and excess power to sell out of state. Now the American Transmission Company wants to add $9 billion dollars to the ratepayers’ debt for the next 40 years for through state transmission as it lines the pockets of the utilities already high (12.2%) rate of return. Why won’t the PSC present Wisconsin’s municipalities/citizens with proof of need that has been requested. And then cost comparisons of other ways to meet the need if there truly is one. The meeting with Sen. Schultz was indeed beneficial and we are fortunate to have a legislator who truly studies the issues and listens. It was great to see the room filled with people of all political backgrounds discussing the preservation of the economy, the physical beauty, and the tourism of Wisconsin, it’s counties, towns, and townships. Jane Powers

BY BILL SMITH One of the great mistakes made by our federal government was creating the Postal Service to replace the former post office department. Until the Postal Service was created, delivering the mail was considered one of the services the federal government provided. The Postmaster General was a member of the president's cabinet. As far as I know, there was a postal deficit every year and covering it was just one of the many services the U.S. government did. Costs of using the mail were purposely left low. A greeting card could be sent for a cent an a half, as long as it contained only a signature. If it included a note, then it became first class mail and the charge was three cents. Newspapers were delivered without change in the county where they were printed. These prices I remember were in effect through World War II. As inflation changed the value of the dollar after that was ended, a first class stamp increased from three cents to four and then five. No one seemed to expect the Post Office to pay its own way. Delivering the mail was one of the services the government provided. All of that changed when the Postal Service was organized. The Post Office was to be treated as a business and pay its own way. Stamp prices increased, but it seemed the Service could never create enough income to pay its own way. The Postal Service still had to go to Congress for funds






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to cover its shortfall. Today there is even more reason to consider trying to make the Postal Service pay its own way, as e-mail and other electronic methods of communication now are strong competitors to first class mail. I haven't looked into the details, but my guess is that there is no way to create a schedule of prices that would fully pay the costs. If having a Postal Service that delivers to every home and business is worthwhile, the government will probably have to contribute a bit of funds to cover the costs. Maybe we should consider making the post office again a government service that is not expected to fully pay its own way. Anyone want to create the postmaster general again?

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BY NANCY J SCHNEIDER Common sunshine! Sure the air is nippy and the breeze is cold, but at least the sun is out and shining. That means a lot to me, it kinda lifts the spirits or something. While it’s true it can be deceiving when you’re inside looking out, it still is worth it. Let’s face it, who likes to see cloudy gloomy days? Well, there may be someone out there who does, but I’m not one of them. While the calendar said spring a couple weeks ago, it hasn’t really happened yet. Now I can finally think “spring” and can almost smell it in the air. If I don’t look out the window in my office I can almost fool myself that spring is here. However, the view from my office window is an ice packed driveway. But not for long. They are predicting warmer weather all week, even if the low’s are still blasted cold! But it’s coming, like it always does. Then what? Well, then it’s the muddy, hairy season. Muddy because the ice will melt and leave mud in its place and hairy because the dogs are starting to shed. But that’s ok, honest. I’ll take it over the freezing cold. I close my eyes and envision going outside without spending five minutes donning hat, gloves, boots and winter coat. Yup, just opening the door and stepping out. Walking on grass instead of slipping on ice. Won’t that be sompin’? Can you tell I feel it’s been one heck of a winter? If not I guess I haven’t expressed myself very clearly. So I’ll tell you in words. I’m tired of the cold! Even more than that I’m tired of the ice. Ice is only good in a drink. It shouldn’t be on roads and driveways and backyards. Nope, just put some in a glass and add lemonade or something, that’s the only thing ice is good for. Well, maybe it can help a sprain or swollen finger or something on that scale, but you get what I mean. I remember a ways back when a doctor asked me if I like cold or hot weather. Without blinking I said “cold” because I always figured you could put on enough clothes to keep warm but you couldn’t take off enough to keep cool. While it is true that

hot weather is not my friend, especially if it’s hot and humid, because I tend to get a bit short tempered and snappy. But I really think that’s all changing after this year. I think I’d rather be hot than cold. Then again, I’ll let you know after it gets really hot. It will take a lot to make me forget how cold I was this winter though. If I didn’t have something to complain about I’d probably have trouble writing a weekly column. So now it’s the cold, next it will be the muddy, hairy season, and after all that I will most likely complain about it being too hot. Is it possible that I just can’t be pleased? Hummmmm that’s something to ponder on. But you know what folks? Today the sun is shining, we just celebrated my favorite holiday Easter, and I’m not going to be all negative. I can tell that spring is almost here weather wise, and I’m just going to be glad that for today the sun is shining. So far I haven’t seen a robin, but I’ve heard reports that they have been seen, even without their long underwear. Maybe we’ll have to put up with the old adage of “must snow three times on a robin’s tail” before spring is really here, but even if it does happen it can’t last long. After all it is April and April snow doesn’t last more than a day or two. So join me in celebrating a feel good day and let the sunshine warm your heart. We got all the nasty weather under our belt and things are looking up. Just like Easter promises a new beginning, so does the sun and spring like weather. A new chance to get it right. A new chance to start over and leave the negative behind. I feel I’m not the only one out there in reader land who is truly ready for spring and new beginnings. So until next week I’ll leave you with this NO-nonsense thought: I cannot think of anything today that I would rather do than be myself and have the sun shine into me. n Nancy J Schneider is a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and writes freelance. Nancy can be reached at

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Nature of Things BY MARK DAHLKE

The weather and scenery fit everything I imagined about a good day to make maple syrup. Geese landed in flooded, stubble cornfields and a handful of robins skittered ahead of me along the road. Of course, what did I know about a “good day” when it came to maple syrup? I had never made maple syrup before, and my partner in crime, Tom Jodarski, had little experience either. He did talk to some people who make syrup and he owns land with maple trees, so that qualified him as the expert on our team. A few months ago, one of us mentioned to the other an interest in making maple syrup and discovered that both of us had the same itch. Although neither of us knew the first thing about the process, we made plans to get together in late winter. Armed with a small amount of knowledge, but a bucket full of curiosity, we read articles and consulted with some local experts. We learned that the magic begins when daytime temperatures reach into the 40’s, but dip to freezing at night. We read that when the temperature of wood begins to reach about 40 degrees F, the stored starches in sap-

wood start to change to sugar, which then passes into the tree sap. The rising temperature also creates pressure inside trees, causing sap to flow. This is when tapping a tree comes into play. Tapping a hole into a tree causes the sap to drip (run) into the bucket hanging under the tap. While we learned that tapping trees and collecting sap is rather easy; boiling the sap down to a golden liquid was another matter. With a 40 to 1 ratio of sap to syrup, patience and time were our next obstacles. Since the process creates so much moisture, boiling should be done outside. Tom’s wife, Mary made sure we were aware of this guideline before tapping our first tree. We decided to use my propane burner and set up shop behind Tom’s garage. Tom collected sap for a day or two prior to my arrival for the boil. We set the first pan of sap on the burner and lit the stove. We looked at each other, stuck our hands in our pockets, and stared at the pot full of liquid that looked like it came straight out of the kitchen faucet. “Now what”, Tom asked. “I guess we wait for it to boil,” I said, but wasn’t sure. Tom did not seem to have a lot of confidence in


While the Junior Duck Stamp contest may be over the work is not. Katie Goodwin and Kara Zwickey are now cataloging all of the winners; packing up the artwork and sending it back to the schools they came from. There are also all of the appreciation forms that need to be sent out to each youngster that entered. While all most people see is the day of the contest judging and the winners, there is a lot more to the contest. For weeks prior to the contest and for another couple of weeks after there is much to do. Before the contest the art all needs to be sorted and checked that it follows the rules of the contest. No writing on the front, no unauthorized species, such as mute swans and certain size limitations need to be followed and all of these things have to be checked. So, while this is a wonderful event for the youngsters involved and a great teaching device, there is a lot of work involved and the staff and volunteers at the refuge are to be congratulated for all of the time they spend on this project. This is not a project that I personally volunteer on except the day of the judging. For all of you craniacs, most if not all of the whooping cranes are back on and around the refuge. I spoke to a worker from the International Crane Foundation (ICF) on Wednesday and she told me that they knew for sure that all of the nesting pairs from last year were back. About a half dozen people from ICF came to the refuge to check out the birds and help out with spotting and reporting on them. They came in one of their tracking vans and went out on the refuge with biologist Brad Strobel. It is great to have the assistance of the ICF with the cranes. This is especially true with sequester and the reduced budget of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. If the ice ever melts so that the birds can nest I will keep you updated on what is going on. We have our fingers crossed that this will be a better year than last year. We are hoping that they are older and possibly have learned more about being cranes. Even though the nesting pairs were all raised by costumed handlers, they were still raised in captivity. Do we know if we raised them exactly the same as crane parents would have raised them? Do we know if following a big yellow ultra-light left an imprint on them? I am not sure that we will ever know the answer to these questions but it could be that they are just now getting to be truly wild cranes. Time will tell the tale. While the visitor center is still on a five day per week schedule, the refuge itself is still open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. You can still drive up to the visitor center parking lot and walk the visitor center trails. The rest rooms that are accessible from the outside are still open for your use. These rest rooms lock and unlock automatically on a timer. There are still the other hiking trails that you can go to also. Right now one of the best trails for sighting the cranes would be the “Tower Trail” and the Observation Deck itself. As soon as there is open water there the cranes will appear and a nest will be started. There will also be many other waterfowl to see there when there is open water. If the temperature stays in the upper forties and perhaps the fifties, it should not be too long before that open water appears. It may even be there by the time you read this. At this time of the year many great nature events take place. Within the first couple weeks of April the Ruffed Grouse usually begin to drum. This is the usual time for the Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallows, Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers and Cowbirds normally return during this time period. The first half of April is also the usual peak of the spring duck migration. A couple of things that may not be seen by many but are taking place are that coyote pups are being born and bears are coming out of hibernation. Spring is a great time to be out and about in the wild. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

my knowledge about this stage of the process. “Then what”, he asked. I shrugged. We consulted copies of articles Tom had borrowed from an old-timer. “I guess we just keep adding sap as it boils away. Then, when it gets more amber or golden, we use the thermometer”, Tom said. We learned that this was a crucial step. Most sources said that the temperature needed to reach seven degrees past the boiling point of water (212 degrees F) before you had “syrup”. Another expert suggested 220 degrees. We were a long way from needing to do any temperature readings, so Tom got a couple of chairs. The next three hours were uneventful, unless you count replenishing the cooking pot with more sap. As time wore on, the steam rose off the pot and wafted toward us, bringing a faint sweet odor. The color of the sap had taken on a weak, tea-like hue, also. “Perhaps we are making some progress”, I said after sticking my head into the haze and drawing a long, deep breath. With the morning’s temperatures

high enough to make water trickle run down Tom’s logging path, we sat back and soaked in Nature’s gifts. We listened to a variety of birds calling from the hillside and picked out a few elms to look under for morels later this spring. Important topics like the wonders of grandchildren, deer herd issues, and the upcoming turkey season helped pass the time. After three and a half hours, we figured we had boiled about five gallons of sap, which should yield about one pint of syrup. With a great deal of caution and uncertainty, we stuck the candy thermometer in the midst of the roiling sap. Or was it syrup? We weren’t sure. The sweet odor was definitely stronger and we anxiously watched the mercury rise toward 218 degrees F. At that point, we pulled the plug. We did not know if we had burnt-flavored water or Mrs. Butterworth’s, but there was no turning back. We carefully poured the “syrup” through cheesecloth and into a coneshaped colander that led to a small opening of a glass container. The liquid gold slowly filled to the top just as I emptied the pot. Tom twisted on the cap, and carried the precious cargo away as if he was handling

nitroglycerin. We examined the color; it seemed about right. The clarity? It looked like maple syrup. Of course, the taste would be the proof in the pudding; or the syrup, so to speak. We each dipped a finger into the bottom of the pan like a couple of kids licking a frosting bowl, and smiled. It was sweet, with no hint of bitterness or any other offensive taste. Feeling proud of creation, we were anxious to share our bounty with Tom’s grandchildren and be greeted as heroes. Their reaction was not quite what we had anticipated. Quite frankly, Tom’s grandson seemed to enjoy his Dum-Dum sucker a lot more. Not to be deterred, Tom and I plan to do another batch soon, hoping to produce another pint. After calculating the cost of four hours burning propane and reasonable wages for two guys, we plan to charge any interested party about $110 for that next pint. Mark Dahlke is a freelance writer from Mauston. He can be reached at

An Outdoorsman’s Journal

Outdoors “With a Twist” BY MARK WALTERS

Hello friends, I have a ton of friends that give me regular reports on their outdoor experiences. I read Lakelinks and I spend plenty of time in the field and on the water myself. I have been working on a walleye-fishing column for ten days (field work wise) and am having little action except on “shorts”. This springs never ending winter has kept the walleye from becoming aggressive and as I have been finding out the last five days, turkey from being in any type of pattern as I prepare for this weekends Youth Turkey Hunt! Instead of putting out a column about not catching something, I will try to get you thinking in a different way, I hope you enjoy what I have to say. This week I am cutting firewood for the winter after next. Like anyone else that burns wood to heat their house, I have used a bunch. There is a lot of work involved in this style of heating but I dislike forced air heat and do not have to go to a health club to stay in shape. Nothing like grabbing a cold Leinies at the end of the day and sitting next to the woodstove! One of my best friends, ever, is Pete Hagedorn. Pete is the owner and creator of Chimo Lodge and Outposts out of Red Lake, Canada. I started working in the Canadian bush for Pete back in ‘88. I came up with the idea for this column the following winter. From May 1st until November 1st I stayed in the Canadian bush and hand wrote my story every Friday night. No matter where Pete dropped me off with his Cessna 180 (floatplane) he always found me and got my column out. This May I will have been writing An Outdoorsman’s Journal for 24-years. In those 24- years, I have never missed a deadline. Today my friend Pete Hagedorn turned 75. Pete is the toughest, smartest, and one of the kindest men I have ever known. By May 1st Pete will be flying NPO (November Poppa Oscar) to his main camp and ten outposts on multiple take offs and landings everyday until ice up. Pete Hagedorn has set the bar for myself, as for how to age, and be reliable! Sunscreen! Folks you have to use it, and it is your responsibility to teach your children to use it, just like wearing a seatbelt. I am annually getting chunks of flesh cut off from me that were cooked by the sun and every year I know dozens of people that are having the same issues. Melanoma is the deadly form of skin cancer! Basil cell is the maintenance type. Like wearing a harness in the tree stand, you need to be on top of this game. I wrote two columns this past winter on running a multiple mile otter trapline with my pal Doug Cibulka and occasionally his son Derek. Doug and I walked over 150 miles through dense bush and on scary ice. We added to local economies and the states coffers. We specifically chose a wilderness area due to the challenge. This column is run in 60 papers from Iowa, throughout Wisconsin, and into the upper peninsula of Michigan. I heard of two negative letters to the editor after I wrote those columns,


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about all I can say to those individuals is, get real, learn a bit about biology, economies, and wilderness experiences. The one otter that we harvested will help keep someone warm, the money we spent will help pay bills, and the carcass that we provided to biologists will help with research. As if that was not enough to wake you up, here are my thoughts on the expanded walleye spearing that is proposed for northern Wisconsin, if the ice goes out. The proposed numbers of walleye that will be harvested is going to have a negative impact on local businesses including, sporting good stores, motels and the local CASINOS! There will be 172 lakes where only one walleye will be allowed for your daily bag limit. I have been pro-spearing within reason and even did an unbiased column with native spearers back in the mid 90’s. For those of you that will take part in this springs expanded harvest, please think about the local resort owner that is your friend, who has resisted “condoing out” and know has to deal with his or her guests having to choose if they will stay at their resort this summer. Please think about the local mini mart where perhaps their geographical area has now been hit with a one walleye limit on its lakes. Those businesses need that summer income to make it through the winter, and every local in the area needs those businesses to buy gas, food, bait, and beverages as well as help pay local and state taxes. What would happen if this same depletion of a resource happened to casinos? Sunset

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Two charged for meth Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports the arrest of Ura E. Gingerich, age 22 of Cashton and Lawrence Martin Ramsey, age 48, of Sparta. The arrests came following a tip and a subsequent investigation into manufacturing methamphetamine. With the assis-

tance of West Central Drug Task Force, both men were arrested Saturday, April 6, 2013, for possession of drug paraphernalia. Further investigation determined the existence of a “shake and bake” meth lab within the 1999 black Mercury Cougar owned by Gingerich.

Lawrence Ramsey

It was discovered that Gingerich has been manufacturing and redistributing meth for the last four months in Vernon County and the surrounding areas. Sheriff Spears asks that people stay alert and be aware of suspicious activities in their neighborhoods, rural or otherwise.

Charges have been referred to the Vernon County District Attorney for multiple felony drug counts. If you have any information regarding these individuals or this crime, please contact the Vernon County Sheriff or Vernon County Crimestoppers.

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April 11, 2013

Police seek evidence in cold case Town of Madison Police Chief Scott T. Gregory has announced the department, in coordination with the Department of Justice (DOJ) – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), will hold a news conference Wednesday regarding the 1986 unsolved armed robbery and homicide of University of Wisconsin-Madison student Andrew M. Nehmer. Nehmer was 20 years old when he was stabbed to death while working as a clerk at the Open Pantry Food Mart, located at 2201 South Park Street. His body was found in the early morning hours in the store’s parking lot on Tuesday, April 22, 1986. The Town of Madison Police Department is working with the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Cold Case Unit to solve this case. Members of Nehmer’s family, Town of Madison Police Chief Gregory and Dave Matthews, administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Department of Justice, will be in attendance for Wednesday’s news conference. Anyone with information about this case should contact the Town of Madison Police Department at 608-210-7262, or after hours at 608-661-8477.

Hillsboro concerns over rural schools from $0 pupil revenue cap proposal BY TASHA MUELLER Superintendent Curt Bisarek spoke to the Hillsboro School Board Monday evening on the proposed limitations to the 2013-2015 state budget that may put rural schools in a leeway of going into referendum or more budget cuts will be needed if a $0 pupil revenue cap is proposed. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) is focusing on three things they would like to see change within the proposed 2013-2015 budget plan. Despite the fact that the state of Wisconsin will end the year with a surplus, the proposed budget freezes public school districts’ revenue limits while increasing state payments to independent private, charter and voucher schools by $600 per K-8 pupil and $1400 per 9-12 pupil. For public schools, such as rural schools we know around the area, a $0 pupil revenue cap is in proposal and is of a concern within rural education. For Hillsboro, that could mean a very tight budget within the 2013-2015 budget. No additional money could mean more cuts to teachers or programs. Hillsboro will be seeing $18,000 new money to work with within the next year, which is not a lot is regards to the programs the money goes towards. Programs include Common Core, resources and staff development, preparation for smarter balance assessments, school security, increases on utilities, etc. “If the proposal is set at a $0 increase, money could be very tight for Hillsboro,” concerned Bisarek. “If the proposal would be $150 pupil revenue cap, Hillsboro could see an extra $1510 along with the $18,000.” “Even $150 for Hillsboro School District is not good. The reflection is a ‘broken-funding’ system in the state of Wisconsin,” stated Bisarek. Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers has proposed a state funding formula as it would allow for a poverty magnified multipler in to deciding on how to fund the schools. There’s an East Coast dominance within state demographics right now as the Western Coast. Wisconsin politics believe in the policy of “If you want more money, you can always go to referendum.” “We believe in local control,” said Bisarek. “I’m absolutely concerned about the economic funding of rural schools.” The government doesn’t realize the economic struggles many families are facing within the rural school districts.

“I think we need to speak loud and clear in what we believe in,” said Bisarek. Elected Board Members Board members Jan Levy and Jenny Hynek both were given their Oath of Office after being elected on April 3, 2013. Elementary Important Dates With spring time finally here, there will be a lot of events going on for all students until the final day of school. For the elementary: Theresa Robinson (5th grade) and Peter Gustafson (4th grade) will represent Hillsboro Elementary at the annual MVGTN spelling bee held in Bangor on Tuesday, April 16. On Friday, April 19, there will be a 4th grade Heritage Fair with winners advancing on to Tomah on May 7. A Box Top Drive will be held April 15-30. Classes will compete for a class treat and monies raised are used for school wide elementary activities like the Dome Theater and to purchase playground equipment. There will be an Open House on Thursday until 6:30 pm with a 4th grade recorder concert at 6 pm in the elementary gym. A parent meeting for Schoolwide Title Program will also be available in the elementary library. Lifetouch will be available to take family photos. A “Growing a Healthy Wisconsin” program will be presented to 4th graders by Rita Houser from the Wisconsin Dairy Council on Tuesday, April 16. The Elementary spring program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 pm in the High School gymnasium. High School Important Dates On April 11, Physics students will travel to UW-Platteville to compete in a Bridge Building competition. April 12, Representative Lee Nerison will make a visit to Hillsboro at 9:30 am. Junior Class prom is on Saturday, April 13 and State FBLA is April 15 and 16. The Paul Gasser presentation for parents will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm in the High School Library. FFA Banquet is scheduled for April 18 and State Forensics is on April 19. Many students will compete at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest at UW-La Crosse on Saturday, May 4.

An FBLA Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 7 and on Wednesday, May 8 the Student Council will hold their Mock Car Crash. Also, the Class of 2013 Honors Banquet will be May 8 at 7 pm. The Spanish Club is putting on a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 11. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Chute. Junior High Fine Arts Night is May 20 as the High School Fine Arts Night is May 21, and the Class of 2013 Commencement Program is on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm. Action Items The board approved the Policy 736 Indoor Environmental Quality Management Plan for the 2nd reading and CESA 4 and CESA 5 Service contracts for 2013-2014. A resolution was approved to authorize the borrowing of not to exceed $3,000,000; and providing for the issuance and sale of general obligation promissory notes therefor. The borrowing will be for new updates within the buildings. The board approved of the Senior Class Trip to Wisconsin Dells on May 15 at no cost to any student with remaining class funds. Heidi Thompson was hired for a part-time elementary aide at 12 hours per week. She has been currently subbing in the same position. Debra Freitag, the head Cheer Coach has resigned from her position. The board approved the resignation from head Girls Basketball Coach Mark Kocyan. For the past nine years, Kocyan has been a vital part of demonstrating girls basketball coaching. He would like to still help with the program, just not be the head coach. After 25 years, the board approved the resignation from Agricultural Education teacher and FFA advisor Paul Marshall. He will be finishing out the school year and helping with the transition of the new teacher and advisor in June. For the past 20 years, Jeanne Hora has played a vital role as a Title Reading teacher and will be retiring at the end of the 2013 school year. The next school board meeting is May 13 at 7 pm in the High School Library.

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