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Misleveck sentenced to 15 years BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD

Pictured here, City of Mauston Administrative Assistant Diane Kropiwka works tirelessly getting donations in an effort to be released from last Wednesday's Jail and Bail fundraising event for the Juneau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Jail and Bail raises funds Last Wednesday the community room in the Hatch Public Library was transformed into a makeshift jail. Those being held in custody could be seen making desperate phone calls to friends and family in an effort to make bail. The reason behind the arrests that were made was two-fold, two bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault as well to help raise funds for the Juneau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The event began at 9:00 am and ran though noon. By 11:00 am over 2 dozen willing arrests had been made. As to how much money was raised, that is a question that an answer is yet to come as according to UW Extension Family Living Agent Kathleen Metzenbauer, the donations will trickle in over the coming weeks. Those donations will go to the coalition for other awareness events and educational opportunities and to Hope House, the domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving Juneau County. Hope House is based in Baraboo with a shelter and services, however when needed counselors travel to Juneau County to work with victims and perform outreach activities.

Last Wednesday, April 10, John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced in a press release that James Misleveck, 19, Elroy, WI, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 15 years in prison for unlawfully possessing a stolen shotgun as a convicted felon. According to Vaudreuil Misleveck pleaded guilty to this offense on January 30, 2013. Background On July 18, 2012, Misleveck and co-defendant James Newman escaped from the Black River Correctional Camp in Jackson County. It was then they stole a shotgun and then kidnapped a woman at gunpoint. After making the woman drive around with them for several hours, they released her, abandoned the shotgun, and stole another vehicle. Local law enforcement and communities were placed on alert as for a short while they were believed to be in the area. Reported sightings of the pair in Juneau and Vernon Counties had many in the area locking their doors. They subsequently fled to Florida and committed additional crimes during their spree. Including robbing and beating a convenience store clerk. Days later they were eventually captured in Broward County. Misleveck was transferred back to Wisconsin in September 2012 and Newman is currently in transit back to Wisconsin. In his announcement last week Vaudreuil stated that Misleveck received a 15 year sentence because he has three qualifying violent felony convictions, which classifies him as an armed career criminal under federal law. Vaudreuil went on to state that armed career criminals

James Misleveck are subject to mandatory minimum 15 year sentences. The charge against Misleveck was the result of an extensive investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department; Tomah Police Department; Sparta Police Department; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Monroe County Sheriff's Department; Juneau County Sheriff's Department; Wisconsin State Patrol; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Department. The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

Crime victims week recognized BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD The month of April is designated as Child Abuse National Awareness Month and the last full week of the month has been set aside as Crime Victims Week. In an effort to help bring awareness of the impact of violence on children, Michele Mehne, the Victim/Witness Coordinator for Juneau County, has organized an effort which will take place on Saturday, April 20 and help to kick off the Crime Victims Week. According to a press release from Mehne this year, through a grant awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS), more than 50 county victim/witness offices across Wisconsin each received up to 100 pinwheels for public display in their communities. All 100 of the pinwheels will be set up in the "Field of Dreams" lot at the corner of State Street and Union Street on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. In addition to the pinwheels, the Victim/Witness office also has received bookmarks for distribution to help ensure victims know where to seek assistance throughout the State. Mehne went on to state, "My office is available for any victim of any crime in Juneau County to ensure that each victim is informed, present, heard, and treated with fairness, respect, and dignity throughout the criminal court process."


Over the weekend the Juneau County Crime Stoppers issued an alert for the public's help in locating thirty-seven year old Thomas D. Mau. Mau is wanted by the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department on two counts of attempted armed robbery and is suspected to be in the Juneau, Adams, and Wood County area. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. The public is cautioned not to approach, but rather call 911 with any information on his whereabouts. In Juneau County the number to call is 847-5649 or an anonymous tip can be left on the Crime Stoppers website at Mau is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150-160 lbs.

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Donald J. Scully age 70 of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston, Wisconsin. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lyndon Station with Father Valentine Joseph celebrating. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Conway-Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. and on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:00- 10:45 A.M. and then processed to the church. Donald was born March 2, 1943 in Seven Mile Creek Township, Juneau County Wisconsin, the son of Daniel and Margaret (Walsh) Scully. At the age of 16 he worked at the Reedsburg canning factory, besides working on the family farm. He raised dairy cows and sheep. He was a life-long member of the 4-H club. In his early year he was on the bowling team. He drove truck for 30 years hauling peas, corn and fertilizer. He was a great gardener and like to grow red potatoes and cucumbers. He took great pride in the appearance and care of the farm. He had an excellent work ethic. Donald is survived by his brothers, Dick (Heather) of Rock Springs, WI, Bob (Bonnie) of Grafton, MA, Bill of Wisconsin Dells and Ron of Mauston; sisters, Mary (Dale) Schoff of Racine, WI and Rita Peters of Madison, WI as well as numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Roseann; nephew, Robert Peters. The Conway-Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements. For On-Line condolences and information, go to


Thomas Hugh Smart, age 85, of Mauston, Wisconsin passed away April 10, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Thomas was born August 28, 1927 in Mauston, Wisconsin to Charles Hugh and Glennie (Driscoll) Smart. Thomas married Eunice “Tiny” H. Collens on September 3, 1948 in San Diego, CA. Thomas served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1948 in States and overseas in China. He was a truck driver of over 40 years from the Juneau County Highway Department, Hart Motors, and B.N. Transport. Thomas also drove passengers for the Adult Center in Mauston. Thomas loved fishing and hunting! Thomas was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. His family consists of his wife of over 64 years, Eunice “Tiny” Smart of Mauston, WI; daughter, Penny Ann (Richard) Vaughan of Portsmouth, VA; grandson, Brandon (Peggy) Vaughan; great-grandsons: Jacob and Rylan Vaughan of Chesapeake, VA; Son, Ricky T. (Deberah) Smart of Iowa City, Iowa; grandsons: Scott and Jay Smart of Iowa City, Iowa. In later years, when asked how he was, he would say: “Terrible” and so at his wishes, “MR. TERRIBLE” does not want any rites except to be remembered in your heart and mind. Adams County Cremation Society assisted the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.


Alex Leszczynski, age 95, of Necedah, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home. He was born November 15, 1917, to Wallente and Josephine Lesczynski in Necedah, Wisconsin. Alex enjoyed his career as a Carpenter. He was united in marriage to Hazel Odel, she preceded him in death in 1997. He is survived by his sisters, Elsie Cernicha and Gertrude Toman, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallente brothers, Tony, Walter, Phillip, Raymond, Andrew and sisters, Stella Bettcher, Rose Peterson and Josephine Ganther. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Necedah Family Funeral Home. Pastor Michael Nielsen will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bayview Cemetery, Necedah, Wisconsin. Family and friends are invited for visitation Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. The Torkelson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at


Lloyd “Hutch” Hutchinson 89 of New Lisbon, Wisconsin passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at the United Methodist Church, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Pastor William Dow will be officiating. Burial will be in the New Lisbon Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon and before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the New Lisbon Methodist Church, New Lisbon Lions Club or a charity of your choice. Lloyd was born on September 15, 1923 in Grinell, Iowa to Lloyd and Elsie Hutchinson and graduated from the Kellogg H.S., Kellogg, Iowa. Lloyd treasured the many memories of working on his uncle’s farm. He married Vera Ashing, on April 7, 1946, and together the recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Lloyd served in the army during WWII, ending his military service in Hawaii at the conclusion of the war. Hutch retired from Walker Stainless Steel, in New Lisbon in 1986 after 30 years of service. He and Vera enjoyed 27 years of retirement pursuing their interests--collecting stoneware, gardening, community service, traveling, and enjoying time with their family. They spent many days attending auctions and antiquing and building lifelong friendships. Hutch was an avid wood worker and was frequently called upon to restore treasures of friends and family. Community service was a major value of Hutch’s life. He was a charter member of the New Lisbon Lion’s Club and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian service in 2008. Many will remember Lloyd as the special full service Christmas Tree Salesman, which, often included sales, delivery and set up. Hutch served on the NL school board for 9 years, was a member of the New Lisbon Methodist Church council and was instrumental in raising funds for the New Lisbon Community Pool. The New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce present him with the “10 who Made a Difference Award” for his life of community service in 1997. Lloyd is survived by his wife Vera, his three daughters Barbara Wehman (Carl) of Barron, Wisconin, Patti Duerkop (Dan) of Hustler, Wisconsin, and Pam Lowe (Greg) of New Lisbon, Wisconsin; five grandchildren Toni Wehman (Adrea Harshman) of Boulder CO, Kelli Wehman Tubbs (Jason) of Stratford, WI, Jacie Meier (Ian) of Tomah, WI, Brady Lowe of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Ricki Lowe of New Lisbon, Wisconsin; three great grandchildren Jack and Tria Tubbs, and Myla Meier, his brother Larry Hutchinson (Faye) of AZ and sister Marilyn Schloterback (John) of Iowa; as well as many nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Elsie Hutchinson, sisters Doris Froah and Arlene Meyers, Brotherin-laws Francis Froah and Paul Meyers, Mother and Father in law Flossie and Charles Ashing, and Granddaughter Cori Smith. Lloyd and Vera have been blessed with loving caregivers who have enriched their lives and allowed them to spend their last days together. ~He walks with me, and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own~ Online Condolences are available at

New Lisbon Grad to perform with UW-Richland Choir CONTRIBUTED Hailee Rydmark, daughter of Jim and Sherry Rydmark of rural New Lisbon and a 2012 graduate of New Lisbon High School, is a member of the UW-Richland Campus Choir. The Campus Choir will present their annual Spring Concert on Thursday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Marge Wallace Student Center. Their theme will be the African-American tradition showcasing a number of traditional spirituals in various settings. Selections by the choir will include a "Wade in the Water", "Dry Bones", "Ev'ry Time I Think About Jesus", "Ride the Chariot", and "Here's One" arranged by the "Dean of African-American Composers" - William Grant Still. The Richland Campus Community Band will also perform a number of works commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Clare Grudman who was a major force in American band music in the last half of the 20th century. The concert is open to the public. Tickets, priced at $3.00, will be available at the door.

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The Messenger of Juneau County

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Lilah D. Lee, age 81 years, of Elroy, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at her home in Elroy, Wisconsin. She was born on November 15, 1931 to August and Anna (Brandt) Miller in Elroy. Lilah was united in marriage to Cullie H. Lee on September 22, 1956 in Elroy. She was a lifelong resident of Elroy where she was a housewife and store clerk. Survivors include her husband, Cullie of Elroy; daughter, Colleen Fry of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Elena Fry (Jeremy) Hansen of Appleton and Brad Fry of West Salem; great grandchildren, Bryn and Abram Hansen; and a sister, Marlene Severson of Elroy. She was preceded in death by her Parents; son, Donald Lee Miller; sisters, Dorothy Mae Miller, Viola Yager, Evelyn Popp, Juanita Vieth, Lelah “Maggie” Martin and Delores Fawcett and son-in-law, Norris Fry. There will be no services held. Inurnment will take place at the Elroy City Cemetery. The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy assisted the family with arrangements, for online information go to

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Early childhood health screenings to be held If you have young children, it is almost certain that you have had questions regarding their development, like: At what age should my child begin to sit up, crawl, walk or run? When should I expect my son to start saying words and putting sentences together? If my three-year-old can’t skip, does she have an issue I should be aware of? To help find answers to these questions and more, plan to come to Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston on Monday, May 6 for the free early childhood screening event. All parents with children, birth to five years

of age, are invited to make an appointment to attend. You may have taken your child to similar events, but Mile Bluff’s early childhood screening day is unique because all tests are provided by licensed healthcare professionals, including an: occupational therapist, speech pathologist, audiologist, and physical therapist. Children will work one-onone with the providers to complete fun and interactive tasks such as walking across a balance beam, catching a ball, coloring and identifying objects. While your child has fun ‘playing,’ Mile Bluff’s highly-qualified team will be

able to assess your child’s motor and communication skills to ensure that he/she is on the right track. You will be with your child throughout the event, so you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions, and will be able to take home any of the informative handouts that are available from each healthcare professional’s station. When concerns are identified early on, intervention can take over, and in many cases children will be up-tospeed with their peers in no time. To follow up the screenings, ‘report cards’ are given to parents as well as to each child’s primary health-

care provider. If an area of concern is determined during the screening process, your child will receive a doctor referral right away so you are able to get immediate follow-up care. This free program is just another way that the healthcare professionals at Mile Bluff provide area families with a continuum of care. To reserve a spot for the May 6 screening, call Mile Bluff Medical Center at 608847-1414. You must have an appointment, and spots are filling up quickly, so call today!

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BY LYNETTE VLASAK To celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, kids 11 years and younger can draw and color a picture about one of their favorite books (entry sheets are available at the library). Bring your picture to the library by April 30 to receive a Culver’s coupon for a free frozen custard. All entries will also be entered into a drawing for a free Culver’s Kids Meal. Reminder to any parents/guardians of children who attend-

ed the Child Development Day at Royall Elementary last Thursday, if you picked up a coloring sheet at the Kendall Library display, bring it to the library to receive a free child’s picture book. We are quite confident that nice weather will soon be here—the library has lots of books on gardening, doit-yourself projects and other outdoor activities that you can check out to gear up for when the good weather actually does arrive.

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The Royall Panther baseball team was beaten by a scrappy Hillsboro Tiger unit by a score of 7 to 5 in the home opener on Monday, April 8th. The Panthers took an early lead with a pair of runs in the second inning but could not hold on to the lead. Christian Moore took the loss as the starting pitcher giving up six runs in five and one-third innings. The Panthers collected a total of four hits as Aaron Herriot led the team with a double and a single. Donnie Robson and Christian Moore had a single each. The Panthers shot down to Muscoda to play in the annual Riverdale Invitational and came home with a pair of losses. Riverdale nudged Royall in the opener by a score of 7 to 5 as Richland Center

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tromped on the Panthers 10 to 3. Game one with Riverdale was a close contest with both teams in position to win. The Panthers ended the game with the tying runs on third and second base. Game two against Richland Center saw the Panther defense falter numerous times providing the Hornets with frequent scoring opportunities. Alex McDermott took the loss

against Riverdale while Marcus Blaha got the loss against Richland Center. In the first contest Alex McDermott had a double and a single with four runs batted in with Donnie Robson providing a pair of singles. Adam Vieth had a double and a single in the second contest against the Hornets with Christian Moore and Trenton Pasch each ripping doubles. Game Schedule:

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Wrestling champion looks toward next steps Becoming a Powerlifting National Champion does not come without hard work, dedication and support. What started out as a way to get stronger for football became Jerome's best sport. As a sophomore there were only 5 team members and Jerome was determined to see that change. So, he enlisted the help of some friends and as a junior had 12 teammates. With more recruiting from him and other team members that number grew to 33 for his senior year. Jerome has finished first or second in every regional meet that he has lifted in and set 3 meet records at Whitehall this year. He is a 3 time State and National qualifier with highlights of a 7th place finish at both State and Nationals in

2012 and everything being capped off by becoming the 2013 National Champion in the 114 lb weight class. He is the first National Champion at Mauston High School. Jerome's many supporters include his parents Dennis Leak, Angie Leak (Brian Schauer), sister Courtney (also a Powerlifter) and his grandparents. Friends, teammates and coaches that are big supporters and influences are Lilly Brunner (Rick & Dulcie), Ian McIntire, Matt Erickson, Taylor Ingram, Teague Fenwick, Cheyanne Messer, coaches Steve Coronado, Isaiah Pesce, Jill Ripp, Joe Crowley, John Winker, Diana Messer and former football coach and current principal Jim Dillin. Next up for Jerome are the

adult Nationals in June and, if things go well, a trip to the World Powerlifting Championships in August, both of which will be held in Texas. Both Jerome and Coach Coronado are looking forward to the challenges these trips will bring. Since Powerlifting is a club sport all fees are paid by the families, so Jerome will be working on some fund raisers to offset some of the cost for his trips. Jerome was welcomed home from the nationals to a heros welcome. Sirens sounded off throughout Mauston upon his return. Nationals took place in Colorado last week. Watch for more information on that as it becomes available.

Mauston High School Powerlifting coaches posed for a photo with Jerome during Nationals in Colorado.

Sharing Supper founder recognizes Mauston Schools for contributions BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Margie Strouse founder of Mauston's Sharing Supper recognized the Mauston School District for their dedication to the monthly meal. According to Strouse this month will mark the two year anniversary of the school district hosting the community event on a monthly basis in the high school's commons area. Prior to the high school being the home for the meal, the now six year running event was held at the Moose Family Center in Mauston. Strouse emphasized the pride the district and community should feel for supporting Sharing Supper and emphasized the fact that Sharing Supper has moved beyond the Mauston area and into other communities in neighboring counties. "The Wisconsin Dells are going into their 3rd month of hosting their own dinner under the Sharing Supper model that was started here in Mauston," she stated. Strouse expressed gratitude to all the district's employees who have taken on Sharing Supper as one of their own causes, including in that recognition was High School Vice Principal Doug Kryder, the kitchen staff, and the district's custodians. She listed the name of numerous student based organizations who have also volunteered at the monthly dinner. "We have a lot to be proud of, you have a lot to be proud of," she said. Soon, according to Strouse, the Mauston Sharing Supper will be highlighted in a center spread publication from the

At Monday's evening meeting of the Mauston School Board Jim Cauley, board president, administered the Oath Of Office to re-elected members, Betty Kryka and Brian Fox. Both had been re-elected to office earlier this month during the Spring Election.

International City/County Management Association. That news was just recently shared with her, she stated, by Mauston City Administer Nathan Thiel who submitted information to the association on Sharing Supper. "It will be your school, your district highlighted in this publication," she said. This month's Sharing Supper is being held one week earlier than usual on Thursday, April 18. The free community meal will begin at 5 p.m. and service will run through to 6:30 p.m. The school district will have multiple displays on hand, as will the Juneau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault who are one of the sponsors. MHS Journey to Personalize In a showcase report to the board high school principal Jim Dillin focused on the many existing opportunities there are and new ones that are on the horizon to individMauston High School principal Jim Dillin addresses the school board on MHS ualized the educational experience for students. Journey to Personalize. One such opportunity will

be based off the Crossroads Program which is utilized in the Tomah School District. The program will be personalized for Mauston students and will be designed for non traditional learners who have had or are having difficulties in the regular classroom. Students work in a self-paced and self-directed manner under the guidance of a licensed secondary education teacher. Dillin stated that such opportunities along with changes in the block schedule which will allow for focus throughout the school year for those that need it in subjects like math, will enhance the learning opportunities for all. In the Superintendent's report to the board, Dr. Christine Weymouth stressed that innovative programs within the district fit in with her work on the district's marketing strategies in making Mauston School District a educational choice for those looking for alternative approaches for their children. One avenue to highlight those opportunities is a detailed marketing publication she is currently researching on the possibility for the district to publish. The publication would be made available through different avenues including possibly at the local chamber office and for those interested in moving into the area. Pending Actions Board members approved adding a WIHA Equestrian Club as a new co-curricular club for students to take advantage of. Members voted to change who will be auditing the district. Wegner CPA based in Baraboo submitted the lowest bid and was one out of three firms who vied for the position. The board accepted the retirement of middle school teacher Eva Johnson.

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County board hears update on Veterans Park, more BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At Tuesday's morning meeting of the Juneau County Board of Supervisors Herb Dannenburg from the JCAIRS provided an update on Veteran's Park. Dannenburg expressed that currently the group is working on issues regarding a detention pond and where to place it. He went on to say they are looking forward to unveiling the grandstands at a formal dedication which will take place at this year's June Dairy Best event. The event will be held on June 1st and will take place at Veteran's Park. Dannenburg introduced Joan Holig who expressed to the supervisors plans in her husband's memory to erect a

dairy pavilion. The Robert Holig Dairy Pavilion would be used for not only the fair but also could be used for Holstein shows and auctions. The foundation in his name is currently in the process of raising funds and have approached Hartje Lumber on costs. The planned pavilion would also have an office and an educational center. A fundraiser is planned later this year in the form of a tractor pull which will take place on September 14 at Veteran's Park. The foundation will receive half of the funds raised, and the other half will go toward SEA of Change and their transitional housing program for the low income. At Tuesday's meeting the supervisors approved an solid intergovernmental

waste disposal agreement between Juneau County and Adams and Monroe Counties. The agreement is needed due to the Juneau County Landfill expecting to be at full capacity by June 30th of this year. Juneau County will have a designated drop off and refuse will be transported to the Adam's County landfill. Supervisors approved a land purchase for the Yellow River Unit Expansion Project. The land being purchased is 876 acres adjacent to the Yellow River and current forestry land owned by the county. By purchasing the land it would give the Land, Forestry, & Parks Department access to county owned land that had previously been landlocked. Department head Brian

Loyd provided the supervisors with an in-depth review of the project including how the project can be paid for with funds from a Conservation Stewardship Fund, and future lumber sales. Loyd also stated that currently the county owns a few parcels of land that are not being utilized, but would have significant value in the retail market. Loyd stated that the project and acquiring the stretch of land adjacent to the Yellow River would also help promote tourism to the area for outdoors sports enthusiasts. See next week's issue of the Messenger for more on this month's meeting of the Juneau County Board of Supervisors.

BY DEBBY ENNIS What can you make with a magnet? Join us for our Arts After School program on Thursday, April 18 from 3:15-4:30. We will have a variety of sizes and types of magnets with some examples of projects you can make. Speaking of crafts… have you ever used our AccuCut machine? Using our machine and your materials, the AccuCut can cut craft foam, cardstock, construction paper and even felt to make a variety of crafts. You can make cards, flannel boards, paper dolls and so much more! Local author, Pam Quinlan, will a special guest at our Toddler Time on Monday, April 29th. Join us at 10 am when Pam will be showing one of her new children’s books, “A Sunny Day at Spring Pond.” Don’t forget to register for our Stuffed Animal Sleepover

held on Wednesday, April 24th! Children and their favorite stuffed animals are invited to come to the library from 6:307:00 pm for “bedtime” stories. Kids can come in their pajamas, listen to nighttime stories and tuck their animals in for a library sleepover. Stuffed animals may be picked up on Thursday, April 25 along with a report of their evening activities—what happens at the library when the lights are out?

Dog Obedience Classes Beginning April 30th @ 5:30PM in Mauston

Food Pantry to celebrate The Mauston Community Sharing Pantry will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have generously supported us by making sure we have the donations needed to help the families in need in the Mauston/Lyndon School district. From the tiniest child bringing a can of soup, to the biggest business sponsoring food drives and sending in cash donations – it is the community that is feeding their neighbors! The upcoming summer months are always the lowest time for donations of any kind and yet the need does not decrease. Last year we served 779 different families in our area! Did you know? For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein, founder of the Feinstein Foundation, will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help them raise funds this March and April. Would you consider a monetary donation or food donation to our pantry before the end of April? You

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need to put a note on it— “because of the Feinstein Foundation Challenge”. We then can turn our total into them and we will receive a portion of their million dollar national donation. It is a great way to make your donation to us even bigger! Any questions may be directed to Kathy Green at 847-5454. Monetary donations may be sent to P. O. Box 433, Mauston. Food donations may be dropped at the pantry on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. between 9 and 11 AM. The pantry address is One Kennedy Street.

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Above, Nicole Dewitt (left), Chelsea Johnson and first-time donor Sam Murphy stop for a second before Murphy started the process of giving. Members of the Royall Student Council held a Blood Drive last Wednesday in the high school gymnasium. The Student Council representatives broke their goal of 36 donors with over 40 people able to donate. To the right, Mother-daughter duo Kelly Switz (left) and Sharon Switz gives the thumbs-up right before Sharon was done donating. Kelly later became a double donor. Sharon also volunteered helping with the blood drive. All money raised will go towards scholarship funds. TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS

Elroy Library news BY MARY WAARVIK LIBRARIAN Want to see something strange – or at least a bit unusual? Watch for the Elroy Library’s entry in this Saturday’s parade (April 20 @ 10-:30). We will be part of the “Spring Fling Jamboree and Parade”. And next Saturday, April 27 @ 1:30, come

Community Supper The Community Supper will be held on Wednesday, April 24th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Royall Ave., Elroy. This community supper gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community. The Woman’s Club of Elroy will be assisting with the April Supper. This FREE community meal is served on the last Wednesday of each month, and will continue throughout 2013, with some adjustments for holidays. Everyone is invited to share in this dining experience. Come and join your neighbors for a wonderful meal.

Showcase upcoming The Royall High School Music department will present a Solo & Ensemble Showcase Concert on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 pm in the High School gymnasium. A variety of solos and groups that received a Starred First rating at the District festival and will be advancing on to the State festival will perform. We hope you will come out and support these wonderful young musicians!

to our 1st Annual Poetry Potluck. Bring a poem or two to read, and some finger food if you wish. The poem can be something that you have enjoyed, or one of your own creations. No criticism allowed; this is just for fun! The food and companionship won’t hurt, either. Sponsored by Elroy Friends of the Library.

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CITY OF ELROY SPRING CLEAN-UP 7:00 A.M. SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013 Conducted by Town and Country Sanitation 1-800-626-1915

***Please have your clean-up items curbside at 7:00 a.m. on May 4, 2013.*** Commercial businesses must contract with an independent hauler. Household items, including large appliances will be accepted. Please keep all clean-up items dry with a tarp or plastic bag. Do not place items curbside before April 28th.

All clean-up items are to be placed in bags or garbage cans. Loose debris will not be accepted. Place eligible clean-up items curbside. No large auto parts will be accepted. Construction material must be bundled and tied, placed in garbage bags and must not exceed 30 pounds in weight. Carpet must be rolled up and not exceed 5 feet in length. NO Metal or Wood exceeding 4 feet in length. NO Cement or Brick blocks will be accepted. Paint cans must be cleaned with lids removed. Cans containing paint will not be accepted unless dried with cat liter or other material. NO Hazardous waste will be accepted. Tires require a tag available for purchase at City Hall. Car Tires (without rims) $3.00 each Truck and Tractor tires (without rims) $9.00 each Household furniture will be accepted. No Yard Waste such as Leaves and Branches accepted. NO recyclables will be picked up on Clean-Up Day. Appliances, Electronics or White Goods REQUIRE A TAG for purchase at City Hall Effective January 1st 2010 the state implemented new recycling regulations regarding the disposal of all electronic items. Starting with 2010 Spring and Fall Clean-ups there will be an additional charge for these items. Items such as televisions, computers, and dvd/vcr players that now have to be recycled. A complete list of the items and prices for the Spring Clean-up are as follows: Computers & Electronic $17.00 per item Computers Printers Fax Machines Disk Drives Video Equipment VCR’s Audio Equipment Communication Equipment Modems Keyboards Circuit Boards Microchips Monitors Anything Electronic

Appliances $25.00 per item Stoves Washers Dryers Dishwashers Microwaves Water Heaters Furnaces Air Conditioners Freezers Refrigerators Dehumidifiers Humidifiers Hot Water Heaters

Copy Machines/Televisions $25 small copy machine $50 large copy machine $35 per television

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BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Tuesday as students from the Juneau County area schools entered the gymnasium at Mauston High School, New Lisbon High School Special Education teacher Julie Mecikalski was there with a warm smile to greet them to the 10th Annual Reality Fair. Mecikalski is one of the few remaining original members of a com-

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Time for a reality check mittee that formed the first reality fair in 2004, and she has been on board since. "It all started with a program I had been working on to help the special needs students gain real life experience on what they would need to know after high school and how the adult world would be," she said. That program soon expanded to include other high school students in the

area as according to Mecikalski the lessons learned were ones all could reap rewards from. The Reality Fair, according to information from the organizing committee, begins before students come to the actual event. Prior to the event the students must choose a career of interest and research the salary associated with it. That research is specifically targeted to

New Lisbon High School Special Education teacher Julie Mecikalski (right) goes over Reality Fair events with Scott Ethun, the director of Human Services for Juneau County. economic data associated with our local area here in Juneau County. When students arrive at the event they maneuver stations that are located throughout the gymnasium and are manned by business and agency volunteers. As students travel from one station to another they learn how their role playing adult life will play out, including on whether or not they are married, single, and have any children. As their scenarios play out they are also faced with the real choices and emergencies many of us face in our day to day world as we work, pay bills, and move on in our careers. For some unexpected emergencies such as a much needed vehicle repair or medical emergency throw their scenarios upside down as they learn they may not be able to pay their bills or afford housing. With that lesson comes the choices of what to sacrifice to make through a day, week, or month. Some students will survive the reality fair with money left over from their chosen field, while others learn that they may need to take on part time jobs, if they can find them, to survive and break even. The fair's objectives are to introduce students to money management skills, provide them with an opportunity to connect to community and business leaders, learn budgeting skills, and teach them about financial management through a real life simulation. At this year's fair, close to 300 students participated from the Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Royall, Wonewoc-Union Center school districts. Western Technical College and Juneau County Charter School students also partici-

pated. "One girl received a shock at the fair," said Mecikalski. That shock was when her scenario had her as a single woman who would learn she now must deal with an unplanned pregnancy. Her comment according to

Mecikalski was, 'I can't afford this - What will I do?' A dilemma Mecikalski said provided even more lessons on how every choice made can have an impact on their lives and those around them.


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Lady Cardinals open season with a loss BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah Lady Cardinals played their first softball game of the season on April 8th against Brookwood. The result of only having two days of outdoor practice and only one of those on the diamond, was very apparent. The girls fielding and batting both suffered, as these things cannot be properly practiced indoors. Besides these things, Coach Hunkins also stated that it was new people learning a new program. You could see right from the first inning that it could wind up being a long day. In that inning there was a wild pitch and runners walked in and the top of the first ended with Necedah behind 5 – 0. The game went from bad to worse. Necedah team did not score in the first or the second. The Brookwood girls scored three in the third inning and this was the best inning for the Necedah girls. Courtney Nugent and Morgan Kubicek had backto-back doubles and they wound up scoring two runs.

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Morgan Kubicek, Necedah pitcher, with the windup and the pitch. The fourth inning was the complete undoing, with the Brookwood team scoring thirteen runs. They scored two more in the fifth inning making the score 21 – 2 Brookwood. As the Necedah Cardinals could not score in the fifth the game was called on the ten run rule. There were only two other hits besides the two doubles

and those were singles by Vanessa Zipperer and Macy Emery. The two RBIs went to Nugent and Kubicek. While the girls have not had much more time to practice outdoors since the game and all games since have been cancelled, little is known about how this week’s games will go.

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The first item on the new business schedule at Monday’s Necedah School Board meeting was the acceptance of a $2,500 check. This was a grant given by the “Foundation for Rural Educational Development.” This is a nationwide group of telephone companies that give a set amount of grants to schools each year. TDS is a member of the foundation and two of their representatives, Cindy Pisani and Kevin Kaiser, were on hand to make the presentation. Not only was the Necedah School the only school in Wisconsin to receive a grant from the foundation, it was one of only ten schools nationwide to receive one. Ms. Pisani presented the check to Mrs. Wendy Horbinski, who wrote the grant. A discussion was held on the audio, visual security system for the front doors and the loading dock. This is in response to the suggestion of the security preparedness committee. The system being discussed is a camera at the elementary school doors, one at the middle/high school doors and another one at the loading dock. There would be monitors in the elementary school office and the mid-

dle/high school office. Either of the two monitors could control all three of the doors. Approval was given by the board to go ahead with the installation by the company “Protection Technology” at a cost of $13,687. The preliminary calendar for the school year was discussed. There were two possible calendars proposed. One of the proposals showed a spring break in March of 2014 while the other did not. After much discussion, a vote was taken and the board chose the calendar without the spring break by a three to two vote. Collis and Seebruck voting for the spring break and Hatch, Horak and Dutscheck voting for the non-spring break calendar. In other actions Horak and Seebruck were sworn in after the recent election. The auditing firm that will be doing the audits for the next school year will be Johnson & Block. Dan Dutscheck was voted in to attend the CESA convention in Portage. Summer school classes were approved and the CESA 5 contract was approved. The renewal of teachers contract for 2013/14 was also approved.

Necedah prom “A night in the Clouds” BY STEVE NORLING This year’s Necedah Junior Prom was held on Saturday, April 13th. The theme was “A Night in the Clouds” and the groupings of white balloons overhead certainly gave the impression of clouds. The prom was well attended by students and it was a wellbehaved crowd. There was a lot of clowning around during the introduction of the junior class and it was enjoyed by all. There were quite a few parents in the bleachers for the Grand

March and the crowning of the king and queen. The entire court consisted of Bryce Kies, Austin Winters Marcel La Fountain, Daniel Zipperer and Robert Vandaver on the boys side and Macy Emery, Sarah DeGuire, Morgan Brown, Courtney Nugent and Ashley Cross on the girls side. The couple picked from this group to be Queen and King were Courtney Nugent and Austin Winters. They were crowned by the 2012 royalty, Queen Kaylyn Zielinski and King Michael

Istvanek. The After Prom party was held in the school with about one hundred prom goers attending. There was food served and other activities. There were also a number of chaperones. During the prom Timber Creek Photography was there to take photos of any of the youngsters that wanted. The music was provided by Dr. Bob Sound F-X Mobile DJ Entertainment. Many others put in a lot of time to make this a memorable event for the class of 2014.

Pictured for the check presentation are, from left to right: Mr. Becker, Mr. Gierach, Mrs. Horbinski, Cindy Pisani and Kevin Kaiser.

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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

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

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NEW LISBON: Two bedroom. Washer and dryer, nice off street parking. $460/month plus utilities. 608-548-1284. b38

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

FOR SALE: 2010 custom built yamaha yz 125. Lots of extras. Only driven about 15 times. Over $6,000 of extras on the bike. Asking $1,500 or best offer. Call 608-5487836. b38 DOGS: 1 female coon hound dog, $50. 2 female rat terrier/chihuahua mix, $25 each. Call 608-853-1032. b38-2

FOR RENT HORSE PASTURE & HORSE BARN: For rent in New Lisbon area. 489-2847 b37-2

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

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

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

Employment HELP WANTED: Need Machine operators on all shifts. Competitive wages, health insurance, shift and weekend premium. Apply at NTM Inc. 113 Railroad St., Elroy. Phone 608-462-5066. E - m a i l : b2eow


Staff Accountant Join a team based, leading manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries We are looking for a Staff Accountant in our New Lisbon, Wisconsin office. This position is responsible for preparing profit and loss statements and other financial reports as requested. Reconciliation of general ledger accounts. Responsible for maintenance of all accounts receivable, including sales, invoicing, collections, and sales tax. Requires a Bachelor’s and at least 1 or more years of experience or Associate’s degree and at least 5 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area. Experience in manufacturing environment is highly preferred. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Requires a working knowledge of computer software to include word processing and spreadsheets. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K, health, dental and flexible spending account. If you are qualified and interested in joining our team, please send your resume to: Walker Stainless Equipment Co. 625 State Street, New Lisbon, WI 53950 Attn: Human Resources/Nancy Jacques Email:

HELP WANTED: To clean cabins on Castle Rock Lake this spring, summer, and fall. Call for more information. 608-847-7286 b38-3

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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:

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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.

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Even though Saturday afternoon proved to be full of rain showers, the Kendall American Legion presented Tor’s Classic Country Music Show. The band was able to break the gloomy weather and entertain a large crowd. Tor Eness was able to provide entertainment from other musicians including Eric Nofsinger, Stuart Thayer, Jim Olson, Mark Gruenenfelder and Ron Willis. Tunes included country classics and offered new selections that the crowd enjoyed. Dancers didn’t waste any time getting on the dance floor. Throughout the afternoon, country goers from all over the area listened to the melodies being played. Beginning early in the afternoon, almost 100 gathered at the Kendall Community Hall and had a great time. Tor Eness will be making his way throughout the area during the summer to offer favorites and possibly some new songs. TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS

Still time to donate to first shelter drive Time is running out to participate in The Bank of Mauston's first annual Animal Shelter Supply Drive! If you haven't done so already, be sure to stop by any of the bank's six convenient locations BEFORE APRIL 20, and make a contribution to the animal shelter supply drive. In addition, for every 'dog house' filled with donations, The Bank of Mauston will give $50 to Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter or Sauk County Humane Society. For more information on how you can help, visit or call 608-

847-6200. The Bank of Mauston Main Bank - (608) 847-6200, 503 State Rd. 82, Mauston Downtown Branch - (608) 847-6200, 103 Division St., Mauston Dells Delton Branch - (608) 253-7030, 402 County Hwy. A, Wisconsin Dells Lyndon Station Branch - (608) 666-2411, 149 Wisconsin St., Lyndon Station Necedah Branch - (608) 565-6200, 101 S. Main St., Necedah New Lisbon Branch - (608) 562-6200, 800 Germantown Rd., New Lisbon

TURKEY SEASON IN FULL SWING These two toms were taken Saturday afternoon outside Mauston by Chad Slater and Gene Shaw.

Germantown working toward neighborhood watch The Town of Germantown and the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office are working together to promote crime prevention within the Town of Germantown. At the last Germantown board meeting Juneau County Sheriff’s Office Officer’s Tony Green and Cameron McChesney presented the plan to form a Neighborhood Watch program to the Germantown Board. Many residents were in attendance. Neighborhood Watch is a community based organization of citizens working together, with local Law Enforcement to prevent crime in their community. Neighborhood Watch, originally developed in 1972, is the most successful anti-

crime organization in the country and the most effective in restoring a safer environment. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an open house at the Germantown Hall located at N7560 17th Avenue on

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Herritz brings Bright Smiles to Wonewoc Center Elementary

BY TASHA MUELLER “During the younger years, a child has to keep up with brushing their teeth,” stated Emily Herritz of the Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC). The program “Bright Smiles” began with the hopes to raise more public health awareness on a child’s tooth care. RAMC is in conjunction with Bright Smiles to bring the awareness to Wonewoc-Center classrooms. The program also helps to get elementary schools that are out of the area from dentists, and bring the tooth care to them so families wouldn’t have to worry about making so many trips to the dentist. Besides the Reedsburg elementary schools, students in the Weston School District are also taking part in the program. Once learning more about the program, Wonewoc-Center school nurse Jessica Thompson asked each classroom teacher if

their class would like to take part in the program. The program offers a toothbrush and toothpaste for each student that is able to be kept in easy storage and have students brush their teeth after lunch or snack time. Teachers have the option to choose the time when their students should brush their teeth during the day. A total of five classrooms participated in this spring’s Bright Smiles program as nurse Thompson hopes to see more classrooms take part in the fall event. Expectations are to continue the program into the school that is free to the district. Donations from Baraboo and Reedsburg dentists have helped this program start and be successful in its first year running. Surprisingly enough, students knew a lot about their tooth care with plenty eager to raise their hands during each question asked.

Mrs. Jacobson’s class provided all the right answers to Emily’s questions on what you should and shouldn’t eat to keep your teeth healthy.

“Al” the alligator offered help in explaining how to properly brush your teeth to Mrs. Roloff’s kindergarten class.

Students in Mrs. Louis’ fifth grade class got the chance to learn about the effects enamel has on the wear of teeth and that each person has two sets of teeth.

Three Generations

Three generations of Nau boys gather at the Woodbine restaurant in Necedah. Back Row: Vern Nau (Dad), Darlene, Dean Nau (Son). Front Row: Jessie and Kasy Nau (Grandsons).

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Hillsboro Ladies have fun night out looking good and feeling great BY TASHA MUELLER The Hillsboro Women’s Civic Club and St. Joseph’s Health Services-Gundersen Lutheran had quite the overwhelming response Thursday evening during their first sponsored Ladies’ Night Out. The event, that featured presentations from Personal Growth Coach Corey Pahl and Gundersen Lutheran Physician Noel Radcliffe proved to empower more than a handful of women. Upon entering the evening’s night of fun, ladies registered and entered their name for some wonderful door prizes offered by the many vendors. Ladies got the chance to sample wines from Weggy Wines, see how their skin really added up after taking a peek in Gundersen Lutheran’s dermatology department’s OMG box, Justine Steinmetz offered relaxing massages, plus the Hillsboro Lions Club featured their yearly events, along with the Women’s Civic Club. During the presentations, Pahl had everyone floored with how dead on her information was pertaining to others real life situations in “Empowering Yourself from the Freedom of Choice.” Pahl focused on suggestions on how you can make yourself less stressed by doing what you love and not what you have to do. Corey has been a personal growth coach since 2008 and offers her services to anyone who needs it. You can contact

Corey at 608-489-8598 or by email Noel Radcliffe had a wonderful presentation on “Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues” focusing on healthy options to healing abilities. Not only is she a physician, but also does her clinical practice at St. Joseph’s emergency department where she sees first-hand the effects life changes have on others and provides her input on how we should handle any situation. Both offered great advice to the many thoughts that the ladies in attendance had and are wonderful assets to the Hillsboro community. The highlight of the night included a demonstration by Rhonda Siebecker of Baraboo Belly Dancers. The demonstration got everyone off their feet and gave ladies a short presentation of how to exactly perfect the moves of belly dancing. Rhonda does give private belly dancing lessons at the Baraboo Civic Center. You can contact Rhonda at 608567-9522 or by email at Participants already expressed interest in another Ladies’ Night Out. The evening proved to be fun for everyone in attendance while being able to gain more grasp on healthy topics.

Corey Pahl, Personal Growth Coach, offered great advice that not only focused on self-empowerment, but described the differences between being Empowered vs. Imprisoned.

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HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL 2013 JUNIOR PROM COURT On Saturday evening, the Hillsboro Class of 2014 cre-

ated an Enchanted Forest for high school students during this year’s prom. Court members include: (front row, left to right) Noah Mayberry, Riley Fisher, Miniature King Samuel Hynek, Miniature Queen Carmen Erickson, Matt Bartels and Elsie Griffin. Middle row – Grant Jefferies, Macy Mislivecek, 2013 King Brody Fanshaw, 2013 Queen Kelsey Skala, Brock Borchardt and Morgen Rynes. Back row – Brandon Stanek, Sami Levy, 2012 King Spencer Treu, 2012 Queen Chamaine Hofmeister, Max Sebranek and Harli Mitchell.

Left: Miniature King Samuel Hynek and Miniature Queen Carmen Erickson Right: Cassidy Evans and Mason Biermeier pose for a photo during the Grand March on Saturday night’s prom. PHOTOS BY ALICIA LOWREY

Hillsboro Prom Crowned Royalty – King Brody Fanshaw and Queen Kelsey Skala

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Hillsboro Hotshots 4-H Club BY JACIE LIND It's been a busy winter for the Hillsboro Hotshots 4-H Club. At our year end banquet in November, we installed new officers for 2013-14. They are as follows: Ali Brey President, Michaela Bach - Vice President, Dane Bach Treasurer, Adriana Reese - Secretary, Jacie Lind - Reporter, Iver Williams - Photographer, and Jaimy Pettit - Historian. In December we met at Dollar General, and bought toys to donate to the empty stocking fund. We then went to Milestone’s Senior Living to sing Christmas carols with the residents and make snowman crafts. We donated two baskets, themes being “Snowed In” and “Badger Fan”, to Pack the Gym Night Raffle at Hillsboro High School, we donated another basket, theme being “Camping”, to the Library Gala Raffle.

In January we made valentines at our meeting to be distributed to Milestone’s Senior Living residents and the Champion House residents. In February we rehearsed our pieces for the Fine Arts Fair on March 2 in Westby. We also voted on our winter fun day. Club members present voted that we go roller skating at the Galaxy Skate Center for our winter fun activity on March 28 in Richland Center. Being this busy, winter has gone by rather quickly for the Hillsboro Hotshots. Spring and Summer will bring community service projects and preparations for fair entries.

To the Right - Back Row: Jacie Lind, Jaime Pettit, Sasha Reese, Mikaela Bach, Ali Brey. Front Row: Iver Williams and Dane Bach.

Hillsboro 5th grade girls win basketball tournament A few members of the Hillsboro 5th Grade Basketball Team travelled to Royall on Saturday, April 13 for the 11th Annual Panther 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney. The girls finished with first place in the 5th grade bracket. Pictured from left to right are: Grace Stockwell, Molly Crandall, Sierra Johnson, and Hannah Munson.

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Norwalk Public Library News New baseball books have been donated by Ramona Schroeder to the library’s Wisconsin collection. There is an enormous amount of information in these books about the Milwaukee Brewers and other baseball teams: · Milwaukee Brewer 2012 Media Guide · Milwaukee Brewer 2012 Yearbook While going through your attic, clearing clutter on your bookshelf, or moving to a smaller place, please donate Norwalk high school yearbooks or Brookwood high school yearbooks to the library. If we already have a copy of a particular year the copy in best shape will be kept and the other donated to the Friends of the Library, or the Monroe County Local History Room. In celebration of National Library Week, April 14-20, the Norwalk Public Library joins the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and Culver's restaurants in Sparta and Tomah in the "Create your own story" drawing campaign for children 11 and under. This is the 17th year local Culver's restaurants in Wisconsin have sponsored this event, which encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite book characters. Norwalk Public Library has participated in the contest since 2004 and three children submitted drawings in 2012. Children can enter the drawing event by picking up drawing sheets from the Norwalk Public Library beginning April 1. Children are encouraged to draw book characters that they would like to meet at the library. Every child who completes a drawing will receive a "Be Our Guest" coupon for a free single scoop of frozen custard from Culver's and be entered into a random drawing to win an additional prize of a free Team Scoopie Kids meal coupon. Drawings will be displayed at Norwalk Public Library through the month of

April. The N-O-W Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be at Norwalk Public Library from 10 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, April 24th, & May 22nd, 2013. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children. The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, May 3rd, from 10:30 to 11:30 am we’ll discuss Mr. Monk on the Road, by Lee Goldberg, the 11th book in the Monk series. From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink: “Determined to show his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, the outside world, Adrian Monk drugs him with sleeping pills and hits the road in a motor home only to become enmeshed in a murder investigation along the highway.” Jeanne Rice, Director Norwalk Public Library 101 Railroad Street Post Office Box 132 Norwalk, Wisconsin 54648-0132 608-823-7473

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Past, Present and Future - a groundbreaking ceremony for Wonewoc Public Library BY TASHA MUELLER

Children, Village Members, Friends of the Library and past Librarians are to name a few that were packed into the Wonewoc Public Library Monday afternoon for the Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony as you could say it’s time for a definite addition to be put in place. That dream is becoming a reality for the library with the hopes of the expansion project being completed this November. “This project is an event that is going to have a lasting impact, not only on the Public Library but on the Village as a whole,” said President of the Village of Wonewoc, Kevin Jennings while giving a brief history of the Wonewoc Public Library. “Back in 1909, the original founders could never imagine to the materials and services we offer today,” said Jennings. “But they definitely recognized the need for others to learn and be entertained.” The library was first housed in only two rooms in a hall over the Dewey Furniture Store at 213 Center Street. The first fundraiser was a Tag Day. Residents went out to people on the street to collect money and came back with $95 and they were on their

way to a library. Ms. Ruth Huff was appointed the first Librarian with a salary of $1 per week. She solicited $1 from any Wonewoc High School graduate she could find. That funded the librarians desk, which is still in use today. The library at that time functioned with donated money and donated books to operate. After a few years, a new location of the library was established at the White School in the newly remodeled basement. By 1917, the library was moved to the new City Hall on Washington Street where it stayed for 22 years. In 1939, Charles E. Wolfenden, a Wonewoc native and longtime owner of the State Bank of Wonewoc, decided to construct a modern library for his hometown as he lived in Los Angeles, California at the time. The art-deco building was built that summer and dedicated on October 8, 1939. “If you could just take a couple of minutes and imagine the thoughts of the people in the village. I’m sure many thought, ‘Boy, this is wonderful, we really need a library.’ I’m sure many thought, ‘What do we need a building like that for,’” said Jennings. “I’m sure we have

some of the same thoughts today and same feelings.” “As the Public Library building has served us well, for 74 years, today we introduce a new phase for the library and the community,” commented Jennings. “This expansion is going to double the size of our library with a brand new children’s and young adult department. It also has a larger community room and an elevator which makes it easily accessible to all the residents of the village. I look forward to many more years of the Wonewoc Public Library, not only as a place for learning and entertainment, but also as a community gathering place.” Jenny Barreau, President of the Friends of the Wonewoc Library, was one of the many in the organizational meeting that occurred in 2004 where the land was donated next door and the idea for more space was thought upon. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not” a quote from the Lorax summarizing Barreau’s thought that the library is going to get better, improve and not that they weren’t good already because they were, but they could be better. “It’s been a long journey

with much time, effort and from many,” support Barreau went on to say “it’s great to see an overwhelming support for our community and library.” Many have given monetary donations, but the library is still seeking more funds, about $128,000 to match the $387,170 of grant funds. “We are here today because of all of you,” said Barreau. “Some supporters have made this community their home for their entire lifetime, others a short period of time and want to make a difference. Thank you for being a volunteer, donor, supporter. It is a privilege to work with you. We want you to know how appreciated you are; not just today, but the whole year through.” “The gift will be felt for many years to come,” said Barreau. “On behalf of the Friends of the Library and the Village as well, we look forward to this project.” Jim Brockman, President of the Library Board, was fully on board to talk about the future of the library. “The exciting thing is where we’re going. What’s going to happen within the next 75 years, is dependent on everyone in this room,” said Brockman. “A community room is

worthless without a community. We have to put the building to use once the fantastic addition is complete. A communities library is how we should treat it,” said Brockman. “We can’t thank the Friends of the Library enough for all they have done.” “Looking back at end of May 2012, the Village of Wonewoc proceeded with applying for the Community Development Block Grant and by the end of June, we accomplished that and submitted the application to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation”, said David Pawlisch, from SCS Engineers. “On August 3rd, the Wisconsin Development Economic Corporation announced the Village received a $387,170 grant to get this project moving forward financially.” To make much of the expansion project come into play and put together many of the details in the application, Chris Smolek, former Library Director was instrumental in the project. Without her, the project wouldn’t be where it is today. Current Library Director Kim Dearth expressed her gratitude and shared a round of applause with the crowd. Smolek also brought many of her deli-

cious cookies for everyone to enjoy at the end of the program. Mrs. Beeman’s third grade class were the lucky winners of a penny war that the Wonewoc-Center elementary students participated in earlier this year and were present for the groundbreaking ceremony. Also from the Wonewoc-Center schools were a few fifth graders that presented the Friends of the Wonewoc Library a check of $685.45 on behalf of the eighth grade leadership group. The Wonewoc PTCO matched up to $200 as the 4K-6th grade students raised $485.45 all in pennies from the penny war all to help with the library. Engineer Carter Arndt of MSA Professional Services is the Project Manager/Building Designer of the expansion project with Holtz Builders working on the construction. The Wonewoc Public Library will still be accessible during construction. A temporary walkway will first be made with hopes of making the first dig into the ground next week. Here’s to another 75 years to the Wonewoc Public Library!

Left: Kevin Jennings, President of the Village of Wonewoc spoke on the past of the Wonewoc Public Library and how the library was started. Jennings is excited to see the new phase of the library not only for the library, but for the community. Right: David Pawlisch from SCS Engineers congratulated the Village of Wonewoc for their process in receiving a Community Development Block Grant in the total amount of $387,170. The Friends of the Wonewoc Library are still looking for donations to match the grant amount. The library is still in need of about $128,000. Any and all monetary donations are welcome.

Members that took part of the Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony included: (left to right) Carter Arndt – Project Manager/Building Designer of MSA Professional Services, Tom Doeptke – Holtz Builders, David Pawlisch – SCS Engineers, Chris Smolek – Former Library Director, Lee Kutcher – Village of Wonewoc Administrator, Kevin Jennings – President of the Village of Wonewoc, Gloria Berndt – Wonewoc Public Library Assistant, Kim Dearth – Wonewoc Public Library Director, Jim Brockman – President of the Library Board, Jenny Barreau – President of the Friends of the Wonewoc Library.

Everyone that was present for the Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony gathered together for a group photo. Attendees include Friends of the Library Board, Mrs. Beeman’s third grade class, past librarians, Wonewoc Village members, plus many others. The library will expand onto the donated lot received in 2004 and will be wheelchair accessible.

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Wonewoc Prom Court


Junior Prom Court for 2013. Court members include: (left to right) Matthew Schwichtenberg, Kaitlyn Skaro, Ashley Thompson, Adam Shore, 2013 King Jason Bell, 2013 Queen Kali Harris, Mason Huebel, Lilah Krueger, Brandon Holloway and Anna Fink. TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS

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The Class of 2014 gathered for a photo before the announcement of Prom Court. Members of the Junior Class include: Jason Bell, Anthony Crowder, Even Czarnecki, Jeremiah Demaskie, Ashley Ennis, Anna Fink, Stacey Garner, Kali Harris, Brandon Holloway, Korey Hoppmann, Mason Huebel, Autum Jaech, Zoe Kaun, Allen Keller, Austin Kent, Lilah Krueger, Reese Lyman, Katelynn Portzen, Cuger Rego, Lexie Sake, Matthew Schwichtenberg, Adam Shore Kaitlyn Skaro and Ashley Thompson. Along with the junior class include Exchange Students: Alice Burjato-Simoes, Sophie Kuhn, Rebecca Simonsen and Eleonora Tanferna.

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On Sunday, April 14th, the first annual Trail Wyman Texas Hold’em Tournament was held at the Wonewoc American Legion Hall. Trail passed away suddenly last year after battling Prostate Cancer. The fundraiser included raffles, food, and a poker tournament. Over thirty people participated in the tournament, but many others showed up for the meal, to contribute to the cause, or just in the memory of a great man. The day’s events were able to raise over $1,000 for the H.O.P.E. foundation. The family and friends of Trail Wyman would like to thank all of the sponsors and those who helped and participated in any way. Donations are still being accepted and can be sent to H.O.P.E. at PO Box 274, Hillsboro, WI 54636 or to the Farmer’s State Bank in care of Charlene Darcy at PO Box 405, or feel free to drop off a donation with Charlene directly at the Bank in Hillsboro. We will have a more accurate tally of the money raised in next week’s Messenger. Please remember to mark your calendar for the H.O.P.E. Walk on Friday, June 14th starting at 6:00 p.m. held at the Hillsboro High School track.

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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

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

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

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 12, all in Block 2, 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

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The City of Elroy is currently accepting proposals for 2013 Cemetery Lawn Maintenance. RFP documents are available by contacting City Administrator Mark Steward at the Elroy City Hall, 225 Main Street, Elroy, WI 53929 or (608) 4622400. Closing date for accepting proposals is May 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Dated April 9, 2013 Mark Steward, City Administrator City of Elroy 225 Main Street Elroy, WI 53929 Publish: April 18, 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 TOWN OF EAST, 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

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. In the PLACE: 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

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

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O’DELLS BAY SANITARY DISTRICT Election Notice O’Dells Sanitary District #1 Notice is hereby given that an election will be held for O’Dells Bay Sanitary District #1 on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Half Moon Bay Clubhouse, at which time one (1) Commissioner will be elected for a term of six (6) years. Only persons who are quilfied voters and residents of the District shall be entitled to vote. By the order of the Board Commissioners O’Dells Bay Sanitary District #1 New Lisbon, WI Publish: April 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP

O’DELLS BAY SANITARY DISTRICT O’DELLS BAY SANITARY DISTRICT #1 N7832 LAKE VIEW COURT NEW LISBON, WI 53950 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013 Half Moon Bay Clubhouse N7832 Lake View Court New Lisbon, WI 53950 Tracy Tomaloff, Administrator Publish: April 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP INVITATION TO BID ON ITEMS: The City of Elroy is currently accepting bids for items in and around 509 Franklin Street. The City recently purchased the house at 509 Franklin Street with DNR Municipal Flood Control Grant money and we are required to take down the house and surrounding structures. The Elroy Fire Department will do a control burn later this spring to take down this house. Please bid on the following items: Philco Refrigerator – 11.55 cu. ft. refrigerator and 3.81 cu. ft freezer Amana Electric Range (white) Whirlpool – Over the Range Microwave (white) Haier built-in wall air conditioning unit Richmond Water Heater – 40 gallon Doors: 3 – 32 inch, 6-panel wood doors 1 – 31 ½ inch, 15 glass panel wood door Double Patio Door Windows (Argon Filled) 3 – Side sliders (various sizes) 12 – Vertical sliders (various sizes) 1 – Double crank out Kitchen Cabinets and Sink Bathroom Vanity Tub Surround Toilet Hardwood floor in the kitchen/dining area Vinyl Siding Plants in the yard If you would like to visit the property and the inside of the house and inspect the items for sale, please contact City Hall at 225 Main Street or 608-462-2400. Please bid on each item you would like, not as a group. Closing date for accepting bids will be May 9, 2013 and the City Council will decide on the winning bidders on May 14, 2013 at their 7:00 pm Common Council meeting. All sales will be final. The City of Elroy has the right to refuse any and all bids. April 15, 2013 Mark Steward, AICP City Administrator City of Elroy 225 Main St Elroy, WI 53929 Publish: April 18, 25, 2013 WNAXLP

VILLAGE OF WONEWOC Village of Wonewoc Board of Review The Village of Wonewoc Board of Review will convene at 6:45pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 and immediately adjourn. It will be rescheduled after the April Village Board Meeting. Publish: April 18, 2013 WNAXLP


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NEW LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LISBON PK-12 IMC Monday, March 11, 2013, 7:00 P.M. The regular board meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Board President Hopper. Present were Boyle, Cowan, Hopper, Kopplin, Neitzel and Woggon. Absent was Murphy. Also present were Principals Toelle and Syftestad, Superintendent Birr, and interested citizens. Verification of Compliance with Open Meeting law. Roll Call Motion by Neitzel, second by Cowan to approve the agenda for the March 11, 2013 regular school board meeting as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Woggon, second by Cowan to approve the regular school board meeting minutes of February 11, 2013 as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Recognition of Visitors – None Updates – Mrs. Walker, Athletic Director Updates – Mr. Syftestad Updates – Mr. Toelle Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Birr Policy Committee Report – Mr. Neitzel Period of Public Comments –None Motion by Kopplin, second by Boyle to approve the February monthly invoices as reviewed and to issue checks #43666 through #43786 and manual checks #1558 through #1566 in the amount of $1,023,076.39 and to pay the same. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain New Business – Celebrate New Lisbon – High School Wrestler, Cullen Pedersen, was recognized for his successful wrestling season this year at the local and state level. Motion by Hopper, second by Woggon to approve the FBLA overnight trip to Chula Vista at WI Dells for April 14-16. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Kopplin, second by Boyle to set the date of Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m., for the Scholarship Awards night. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Cowan to approve the make-up of two snow days at the end of the school year, with the last day for students to be a half-day, Tuesday, June 4th. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Kopplin, second by Cowan to approve the flexibility of scheduling of first and fourth blocks for high school students with special circumstances, at the discretion of the principals. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Neitzel to grant four days unpaid leave in April for a support staff member. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Boyle, second by Kopplin to approve a teacher’s request of one unpaid day that would extend Memorial weekend. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Boyle, second by Woggon to approve the resignation of Karl Kessler, half-time music teacher, and thanked him for his four years of service. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Kopplin to issue the Intent to Rehire notices to teaching staff. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Boyle, second by Cowan to table the hiring of the Junior High Math Teacher until the April board meeting. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Kopplin to approve the list of fall coaches for hire. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Kopplin, second by Boyle to convene in closed session to discuss items identified in State Statute 19.85(1)(c) then to reconvene in open session immediately following the closed session to conduct any business resulting from closed session. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Neitzel to adjourn closed session and reconvene. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Neitzel to approve issuing a final Notice of Non-Renewal to a teaching staff member due to uncertain enrollment numbers in the next year. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Period of Public Comment – None Motion by Kopplin, second by Cowan to adjourn. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Meeting adjourned at 9:28 P.M. Publish: April 18, 2013 WNAXLP TOWN OF NECEDAH ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS SEAL COATING Notice is hereby given by the Town of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin, that it will receive bids for Seal Coating until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Necedah Town Hall, 101 Center Street, P O Box 349, Necedah, WI 54646. Bids to be opened at the Town Board Meeting on Monday May 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm. For bid requirements and specifications contact: Steve Bezemek, Road Supervisor, 608-548-2675 or Susan Kosinski, Clerk, 608-565-3140, Fax 608-565-2246 The Town of Necedah reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, or accept the bid most advantageous to the Town. The envelope must be marked “Sealed Bid”. Susan Kosinski, Clerk Publish: April 18, 25, 2013 May 2, 2013  WNAXLP

TOWN OF NECEDAH ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUOTES FOR GRAVEL Notice is hereby given by the Town of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin, that it will receive quotes for Gravel until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Necedah Town Hall, 101 Center Street, P O Box 349, Necedah, WI 54646. Quotes will be reviewed at the Town Board Meeting on Monday May 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm. For quote requirements and specifications: The Gradation #2 base course is to meet WDOT Standard Specifications 304.2.6 of the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Standard Specifications for Highway and Structure Construction, 1996 Edition. Price per ton of gravel delivered to the Town of Necedah shop at W6130 25th Street, Necedah, Wisconsin. Contacts: Steve Bezemek, Road Supervisor, 608-548-2675 or Susan Kosinski, Clerk Town of Necedah, 608-565-3140,Fax 608-565-2246 The Town of Necedah reserves the right to accept or reject any and all quotes, or accept the quotes most advantageous to the Town. Susan Kosinski, Clerk Publish: April 18, 25, 2013 May 2, 2013 WNAXLP

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The Mauston Community Sharing Pantry will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have generously supported us by making sure we have the donations needed to help the families in need in the Mauston/Lyndon School district. From the tiniest child bringing a can of soup, to the biggest business sponsoring food drives and sending in cash donations – it is the community that is feeding their neighbors! The upcoming summer months are always the lowest time for donations of any kind and yet the need does not decrease. Last year we served 779 different families in our area! Did you know? For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein, founder of the Feinstein Foundation, will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help them raise funds this March and April. Would you consider a monetary donation or food donation to our pantry before the end of April? You need to put a note on it—“because of the Feinstein Foundation Challenge”. We then can turn our total into them and we will receive a portion of their million dollar national donation. It is a great way to make your donation to us even bigger! Any questions may be directed to Kathy Green at 8475454. Monetary donations may be sent to P. O. Box 433, Mauston. Food donations may be dropped at the pantry on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. between 9 and 11 AM. The pantry address is One Kennedy Street.

BY BILL SMITH I guess I wasn't particularly surprised when the daily newspapers reported that a scheme to cheat on standardized test results for students in Atlanta, GA, went all the way up to the top administrator for the city's schools. I can understand why a person would be tempted to cheat if they had the ability to fudge the scores. After all, jobs the fate of schools, and even of top administrators depend strongly on the scores in the tests. I have a feeling that many educators realize that a standardized test cannot fully represent the progress a student is making. It can determine if certain facts were drummed into his or her head, but there is so much more to effective education and good teaching than just the bare facts. I doubt if there is any way to properly assess the real progress a student is making, and come up with a number that can represent how much a student has grown in understanding and ability during a year. Thus I can understand the frustration of those whose job and income depend on the scores of the students under them. Do they concentrate on the items they are sure to be on a standardized test, or they reserve some time for things that are important to education, but cannot be reduced to a simple answer on a test? During my past years as a reporter, it was my pleasure to visit numerous classrooms to take pictures and report on a wide variety of projects in which the students were involved.



















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I was almost always impressed with the interest the teacher had in the students, and the pride they felt of the accomplishment of those students. Some of those teachers who impressed me have retired or moved on to other schools, but I feel certain today's teachers are just as involved, just as interested as those I reported on a few years ago. I have a feeling any teacher would tell you that some students are a joy to teach, while others end up being belligerent and difficult. Usually there are a few of each in a classroom, with the rest falling someplace between. Good teachers try to do their best with each student, no matter what their ability or attitude. So, we come back to the question, how do you measure the effectiveness of a classroom or a curriculum? Standardized tests don't really do the job, but so far as a I know, no one has come up with a simple way to test the things that the tests miss. So, we apparently are stuck with them, and all their faults do not create a reason for cheating.

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April 18, 2013

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BY NANCY J SCHNEIDER Happy Birthday to my wonderful Spud. He is now two years old. It sometimes seems like I’ve had him forever but other times it’s like I just got him. Let me tell you, he is a very special friend. Even with all the ignoring I’ve been doing these last three months, he’s still happy to see me when I walk in the door. I’m glad he’s here to greet me. I’ve had a dog most of my life. A lot of them were just “mutts” and I will admit to being partial to German Shepherds and Labradors. This dog, my Spud, is the first Boxer I’ve ever had and I must admit they’re pretty smart dogs. Here’s an example. Little Squirt likes to chew on the wood under the stove and I’m constantly scolding her about it. Spud has watched me do this and now when Squirt goes by the stove to grab a hunk of wood Spud steps between her and the stove. I kid you not. It’s like he’s telling her she shouldn’t do that. He’s also gotten a bit over protective ever since Ray’s accident. It’s like he knows I’m here alone and any noise makes him alert and watchful. He barks at anyone that comes to the door, more than usual. However if I say the word Wendy, he just whines and wags his tail and stands by the door. Sure he loves Wendy, but Wendy also brings those wonderful things, kids! So my baby has turned two years old and now considers himself the man of the house. He’s no longer a puppy. While little Squirt is only two months younger, he considers her the baby of the family. I guess she is. When we first got Spud it was my responsibility to train him. I fed him, played with him, taught him and he was with me most of the time. Then for some reason Ray decided to kinda take over and Spud became his dog. But now that Ray isn’t home, Spud is once again my dog. He does miss his “daddy” though. The first week was really hard on him because he didn’t understand why Ray wasn’t here. He spent a lot of time sitting by the gate waiting for Ray to come home. Eventually I managed to convince him to

come in, even though I had to do something against my rules. I bribed him with hot dogs! It was the only way he’d come in at night. Now of course, it’s better. He no longer looks and waits for Ray but he still looks and waits for the darn old hot dog when he comes in. Way against my no people food rule, but he would sit out there all night otherwise. So I guess I haven’t trained him as good as I thought. Rather he has trained me I guess. Little Squirt is and always has been my dog. Sure she liked Ray, but she preferred to spend time with me. I don’t have to bribe her with hot dogs, she comes when I call. But you can’t give one dog a hot dog and not the other, so she is just as spoiled. It’s really true that dogs are very forgiving animals. I mean, from having someone here with them all the time, to being alone a lot of the time, they are still happy to see me when I do get home. I try to pay special attention to them when I am here, but sometimes I’m just plain tired and they don’t get the attention they deserve. Yet they forgive me. I truly don’t know how I would have survived the last three months if it wasn’t for my precious dogs. To come home to a totally empty house would have been even harder. I know as soon as I pull in the drive they will be waiting on the other side of the door, happy to see me. So happy birthday to my wonderful Spud. I’m so glad I got you,. And little Squirt your turn is coming in two months. Maybe by then things will have settled down and we will all be able to go to the park for a long walk. If not, I’ll still sing happy birthday to you just like I did for Spud. So until next week here’s my NO-nonsense thought: When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller. 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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Born wild: Babies best left in nature alone in a place the mother selected. If you see a fawn lying on the ground by itself, you should leave the fawn where it is and not disrupt the area.” Baby rabbits also are usually alone in their nest during the day when the mother is not there. The baby rabbit’s best protection from predators is to remain in their nest which is concealed with grass or vegetation. “The mother will come back to the nest a couple times each day to feed the babies,” Cyr said. State and federal laws prohibit the possession of live native wild animals without a license or permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A permit from the USFWS is required to possess all native birds protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A few species are allowed to be possessed without a license, but the take of these species must be from a legal source. If it is absolutely necessary to help a young animal that is injured or its mother has been killed, a person may legally have the animal in their possession for up to 24 hours for the purpose of transporting the animal to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. People can learn more about assisting wildlife by searching the DNR website for “orphaned wildlife”.

With the arrival of spring so, too, will be the arrival of baby wildlife. Well-intentioned animal enthusiasts may mistakenly assume some wildlife babies are abandoned and in need of their help without realizing the babies’ mothers most likely are nearby and on the job. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists remind outdoor enthusiasts that these wildlife babies are best left in their natural homes and near their mothers, which are likely hiding from sight in an effort to protect their babies. “Wildlife animal mothers protect, conceal and feed their babies in ways that may be easily misinterpreted by humans who want to help the animal baby that appears vulnerable,” said Amanda Cyr , a DNR wildlife biologist. “Unlike humans one way they protect their babies is to conceal them and leave them hidden from predators under natural vegetation.” Cyr says the mother returns to feed the babies, but often under the cover of darkness or brush. This is something humans may not understand because it is so removed from what a human mother does. The well-intended but uninformed person may attempt to rescue or feed a wild animal baby because, in the human world, we perceive the baby as being afraid, alone and abandoned. “It often is not. Its mother is following natural behavior instincts to help the babies survive and thrive,” Cyr said. “Human interventions, while done with good intentions, instead can damage the health and well-being of the baby

animal.” Cyr says feeding a wild animal with human foods can cause more damage to the wild animal because their digestive systems are different. Wild animals require different foods and nutrient levels that cannot be met with human diets. Too much human or domestic animal disturbance or activity near a baby animal could also cause the mother to shy away from the area. Especially keep a close watch on pets when they are outdoors so they don’t disturb a nest of baby animals. To help prevent a wild animal from making a nest in a building or too close to human activity, place caps on chimneys, vents and window wells, and seal up any unintended openings or hollows. Some wild animals are born with little body scent. Their protection from predators, Cyr says, is for them to remain motionless and concealed within the environment. “Their mothers are keeping watch from afar,” Cyr said. “The mother returns a couple of times each day to quickly feed the babies. After feeding, the mother will quickly hide them again from the predators.” Cyr says this is the natural behavior of white-tailed deer and fawns. “Fawns have little scent to attract a predator and their spots help them blend in to the environment,” she says. “They move very little in their first weeks while they are

Taking Refuge

An Outdoorsman’s Journal


This is a ridiculous year to say the least. On the night of the ninth, the winter storm was so bad that the staff members who live north of the refuge were not able to get to work due to icy roads the morning of the tenth. The couple of the staff members that were able to get to work both had things out on the refuge that needed their attention. Thus when I got there on the tenth the doors of the refuge were locked; there was nobody there to watch the building. I met a visitor in the parking lot that was just stopping to visit and had to tell him the problem. When he found out that I was a volunteer, he and I stood in the parking lot and I answered as many of his questions as I could. He left fairly satisfied and I was glad I could help. What we really need now is some real spring weather so that things could get back to normal. Earlier this year we were not too worried about flooding but all of a sudden it does not look as good as it did back then. Jon Olsen has been planning for possible flooding. No matter the year he always has the contingency plan just in case. While the last time we discussed it both Jon and I felt that there was little chance of flooding. Since then, there have been rainstorms and snowstorms up north and as we all know that water all flows south. Now it will be the problem of stopping enough water here on the refuge so that farmland and other areas south of the refuge do not flood. There is also the problem of not stopping so much of the runoff that the areas north of the refuge flood. It can be a tricky situation some years but Jon Olsen has been doing it for a lot of years and almost always can control it. The only time there is a problem is those years when everything everywhere is flooding and there is nowhere to hold the water and no way to let it go. Even on those years Jon does his best and limits the damage. All we can do is hope for the best this year, although more rain and snow are forecast. With all of the cold weather the whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, geese and trumpeter swans are all still looking for someplace to nest. Some of the ditches are open but most of the nesting areas for these birds are not yet fit for nesting. All we can do is to deep our collective fingers crossed and hope for the best. I have seen years that it was cold like this one week and in the seventies the next. However, looking at the long range forecast I do not see that happening this year. We can also hope that like so many of the weather forecasts, this long range forecast is wrong. While waterfowl and shorebirds may not be able to nest, the weather does not seem to bother the eagles. There are currently three bald eagle nests on the refuge and all three lady eagles are sitting and hopefully will have successful incubation. That would probably mean another six eagles in the population, as they seem to normally have two young. There are some of the things to watch for if you are out and about on the refuge within the next week or so. If you see a deer now is about the time that the bucks begin to grow their new antlers, so look close. You may see house wrens arriving and also barn swallows. Things that normally happen at this time of year that will probably be delayed are the nesting of mallards, the laying of eggs by whooping cranes and the marsh marigolds blooming. These are things that the weather and the ice on the water will inhibit and which will take place later. Another upcoming event is Earth Day, which occurs on April 22nd. John Muir’s birthday is just one day earlier on April 21st. The Karner Korner Gift Shop is having their spring sale in conjunction with these dates. Come on in and pick up some wildlife friendly products and some great books. If you have not checked lately there are a lot of new items and a lot of new books to choose from. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

Wood County Turkey Hunt BY MARK WALTERS

Hello friends This past March and early April was the most difficult scouting seasons that I have ever witnessed for reliably patterning turkey movements. I spent parts of five separate days speed walking forests, and fields that were snow covered in northern Juneau County and regularly came to the same conclusion. I was not finding any sign of regular turkey activity. Two days before Wisconsin’s Youth Turkey Hunt, I was driving back from Marshfield and spotted about fifty turkey feeding in a field that recently had manure spread on it. I stopped and asked the landowner for permission to bring two kids hunting and was given the green light. Friday, April 5th High 38, low 26 Jeffrey Van Meter is in the 6th grade at Necedah Middle School and has been a classmate of my daughter Selina’s, since kindergarten. This past winter I hunted with Jeffrey in KAMO’s annual “Joe” deer hunt and he shot two deer with one shot and won a brand new 243 as well. Today, Jeffrey, Selina and myself would be putting a blind up on the edge of the field that I had discovered the day before. There were 43 turkeys scratching snow and eating whatever the heck turkey eat when manure has been spread on a field (I believe that it is undigested corn). The kids and I had an important revelation this afternoon when we tried putting out our stakes for the turkey decoys that we would be using the following morning. The ground was frozen. Jeffrey had an idea that we could use rocks and so that is what we did. The 43 turkeys in the field was one heck of an incentive to get out of bed at 4:00 the next morning. Saturday, April 6th High 37, low 29 Guess what? It snowed again last night and today it was windy, damp, and cold! First, after the 35-mile drive from my house, the trek to the blind and placing the decoys, we just sat down and just like that, 43 turkey flew from their roosts, and landed literally ten-yards out of shotgun range. It was really cool to watch these birds, it was obvious that they had just woke up and for a full ten minutes everyone of them stood right where it had landed. Next, we had our first hint that the 41-hens and two huge toms had no desire for our decoys when they began feeding away from our set up. Next, I get a text that fellow KAMO member Brian Osbourne, who was guiding his daughter, McKayla and long time KAMO Kid, Jamie Bistodeau was done, and both girls had just shot their toms. Folks this was a big day for the three of us! We spent 13hours in the blind. Most of the day there were turkey in the field and three times, bearded hens, and single jakes came darn near in range. Selina and Jeffrey used food, books, close calls with turkey, hot cocoa, and a lot of joking around as ways to pass the day away. Close to dark we headed back to the truck and I spotted an old set of bear tracks in the snow, a short distance


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later we came across tracks made by a black bear that very same day. Sunday, April 7th High 44, low 31 Today, it was just Selina and myself and I am proud to say we have a blast hunting together. On Friday night she told me that she didn’t care if she got her turkey this weekend because then she could hunt the regular season. If you have followed this 12-year-old in this column the last two years, you are aware that while hunting, if it can go wrong, it will. Today we upped her weekend total to 19-hours in the blind. Our mood was excellent, we laugh, eat, read and for the most part, watch for turkey. Late this morning, Selina’s tom was coming into range. As usual she was super cool and when I asked her if she was nervous, she said no, as she held up the 12-gauge just seconds away from pulling the trigger. Just like that, the gobbler and the hens it was with looked up, spotted a free roaming springer spaniel, and ran into the woods. On April 17th we will try again! Sunset

"Improvising" Jeffrey VanMeter and Selina Walters figured out a way to put this turkey decoy stake into the grozen ground

Jamie Bistodeau and McKayla Osbourne were guided by Brian Osbourne during the Youth Turkey Hunt

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