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Man assaults emergency personnel BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD


ast week the Juneau County District Attorney's office filed multiple charges against a 24 year old Reedsburg man, Kevin L. Helm, for an incident that happened in Lyndon Station and continued on at the Mile Kevin L. Helm Bluff Medical Center's Emergency Room. Helm has been charged with battery to an emergency rescue worker, throwing bodily fluids at a public safety worker, resisting an officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and two charges of misdemeanor bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint, the incident occurred on the evening of April 21st when he became combative with Lyndon Station Firefighters at the department's station. While Juneau County Deputy Jay Greeno was in route to the station he was advised that the suspect had punched out a window of a van in the station's parking lot. When the deputy arrived on the scene, a Wisconsin State Trooper was already at the scene. The deputy was advised that Helm became combative when the rescue workers were attempting to provide emergency care to the suspect. Helm had a bump and a laceration on the back of his head. The report goes on to state that he was emanating a strong odor of an intoxicant. Helm attempted to spit blood on law enforcement and emergency personnel. A spit mask had to be placed on Helm. Mauston Ambulance arrived on the scene in Lyndon Station and Helm continued to be combative. He refused to say how he received his injuries and refused to cooperate unless the EMS personnel removed his handcuffs. Due to his combative behavior Deputy Greeno transported Helm to the emergency room in Mauston. Several times, according to the report, Helm told the deputy that if he didn't let him out of the car he would kill him. When arriving at the emergency room, Deputy Greeno met with other law enforcement from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Juneau County Sheriff's Department and Mauston Police Department. Up to this point Helm had not told law enforcement his name nor how he became injured. It was at the hospital when he finally provided the information, including that his injuries were due to a bicycle accident. The criminal report states that Helm also admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. When checking Helm's information, law enforcement became aware that he had three active warrants for his arrest in other counties. At the hospital Helm continued to be combative including breaking the spit mask and yelling obscenities. Helm spat blood at the personnel, one time with it landing on the back of a law enforcement officer. He threatened to kill all the law enforcement officers and their families. He also threatened the lives of the medical personnel. See Helm, Page 5

DONATED iPADS Pre-kindergarten students at Mauston's West Side Elementary are the benefactors of some recent fundraising events held by the Westside Elementary P.T.C. Approximately three weeks ago, the two pre-k classrooms each received five iPad Mini tablets. Those tablets are now sporting apps which have a focus on literacy and math skills. Each morning the kids have a chance to use the tablets during an activity period. Until recently, the classes had to wait until a technology cart came to their room once a week for them to take advantage of a similar tablet. Pictured above are Eli Chanke, Jaiden Price, and Alyssa Zilisch who are students in DeAnn Timm's classroom.

Reckless homicide charge dismissed; Hayes to serve one year in county



n April 22nd, 25 year old Andrew T. Hayes was sentenced in Juneau County Court by Judge Patrick Taggert to one year of county jail with Huber privileges on a delivery of heroin charge to which Hayes plead no contest. When the case was originally filed in 2012, Hayes was charged with first degree reckless homicide of his girlfriend Samantha Funk. That charge was amended earlier this year by Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey and the reckless homicide charge was dismissed. Solovey said that during a preliminary hearing, a pathologist testified that although heroin was a factor in the 2012 death of 24-year-old of Samantha Funk, the initial injection that Hayes allegedly gave her did not cause the death. According to the original criminal complaint on April 12, 2012 Mauston Police Department Officer Richard Lueneburg was dispatched to a residence within city limits on a report of an unresponsive female who would later be identified as 24 year old Samantha Funk. Juneau County Coroner, Kathy Kohutko was later dispatched to the scene. Kohutko arrived on the scene and pronounced Funk dead at 4:40 a.m. The criminal complaint states that a preliminary observation indicated that the death was drug related. The criminal complaint went on to state that officers spoke with Hayes who identified himself as Funk's boyfriend. Hayes is alleged to have reported that he awoke at an unknown time and found his girlfriend not breathing. He then stated he did not know what to do so he called a friend. Together, he reported to officers, they attempted to carry Funk out of the residence to get her to the hospital but were

Andrew T. Hayes unable to. A call then was placed by his friend's girlfriend to 911. The investigation revealed that events leading up to the death included Hayes having gone to Madison to attain and purchase heroin. A witness who went with to Madison stated that hypodermic needles were purchased from a Wisconsin Dells Walgreens, and that "fake pot" was purchased in Baraboo. Judge Taggert ruled that Hayes may serve his sentence outside of Juneau County and in any Wisconsin County jail. He is scheduled to begin his sentence on or before May 10. 2014.

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Raymond J. Pisha, 89 of Hillsboro, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Sauk County Health Care Center, Reedsburg. He was born on July 11, 1924 to Joe and Mary (Hofricter) Pisha at Hillsboro. On August 24, 1948, Raymond was united in marriage to Lillian Machovec at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro. She preceded him in death on April 3, 2012. Together, Ray and Lillian farmed in the Town of Glendale until 1990. In 2010, they relocated to the Hillsboro area. Raymond was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Hillsboro Coop. He was a kind and generous neighbor and was always willing to lend a hand to help others. He provided transportation for his Amish neighbors and friends. In their spare time, Ray and Lillian enjoyed dancing, especially the polkas and waltzes. They also enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to visit many places throughout the world, and shared many great memories on local bus trips with their friends to the casinos. He also enjoyed playing cards, attending local auctions and rummage sales. Ray especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by 2 sons Vincent (Helen) of Glenview, IL and Kevin (significant other Mary Ness) of Olympia, WA, 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian, a granddaughter Kari Pisha, 3 brothers, Joey, George and Frank Pisha, 2 sisters and their spouses, Dorothy (Richard) Vanourek and Margaret (Tom) McDonald, 2 sisters-in-law, and their spouses, Evelyn (William)Verbsky and Beverly (Keith) Schumann. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 28, 2014 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 301 Spring Street, Kendall with Father David Bruener officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Sunday at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A Parrish Rosary was held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at


Marion E. Schmid, age 80 years, of Elroy, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin. She was born on May 9, 1933 to Louis and Olive (Barbian) Rynders near Milwaukee. Marion was united in marriage to Henry Schmid on February 19, 1955 at Hales Corners. She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother providing unconditional love and support. We are blessed to have inherited her strength and determination. Marion instilled in all of us the importance to be a part of our community, volunteer, and treat everyone with kindness. Marion has been active in the Elroy meal site, hemming quilts for active military personnel, Elroy Bingo, Elroy Women’s Auxiliary, Amazing Greys, Mother-Daughter Banquet, and Grace Lutheran Church. She was recognized for her extensive volunteerism by receiving the City of Elroy Outstanding Volunteer Recognition and Juneau County Volunteer Award. In addition to all she did for others she enjoyed Crafts, Gardening, Quilting, rummage sales, cooking for the family, games, puzzles and teddy bears. Her life and all that she brought to this world will be remembered by many and was inspired by the daily devotions she read. Her life can be summarized by 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight. I finished my course, I have kept the faith. Beloved wife of Henry; mother of Darlene (Gene) Sommers, Barb (Aaron) Brandt, Diane (Kevin) Minkley, Bonnie (Tim) Lueck and Jim (Robbie) Schmid; further survived by 16 Grandchildren, Paul (Mindy), Jennifer (Chris), Kate (Chad), Danny (Jamie), Valerie (Dan), Scot, Kenny (Laura), Eric (Jolene), Jared (Erica), Kyle, Angela (Brian), Jessica (Sean), Jacob (Christina), Ben (Sami), Kierstin and Chandler; 17 Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Meghan, Andrew, Sydney, Zachary, Thomas, Riley, Landyn, Braxtyn, Zachary, Samuel, Amaya, Leona, Parker, Piper, Ian and Levi; and 3 brothers, Earl (Dolly) Rynders, Roman (Donna) Rynders and Leonard (Dorothy) Rynders. She was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Olive Rynders and a brother, Ralphie. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, WI, with visitation at the Church starting at 11a.m. The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting the family with arrangements. For online information go to


Donald H. Picha, age 52 years, of Portage and formerly of the Hillsboro/Elroy areas, passed away on Monday April 28, 2014 at his residence in Portage, Wisconsin. He was born on August 8, 1961 to Emil and Doris (Knutson) Picha in Hillsboro, where he grew to adulthood and graduated from the Hillsboro School in 1980. He took an early interest in emergency medical services and served with the Hillsboro Fire Department and also did ambulance work. In 1984, Don graduated from mortuary school at MATC in Milwaukee and has worked in funeral service ever since. For 20 years he also operated the Picha Furniture Store in Elroy, along with the Funeral Home there. In 2009 a new venture took him to Portage to operate a funeral home in that community. He became an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a member of the Portage Rotary and also helped as a crossing guard. And one thing that truly became a highlight for him was his friendship with the group stopping for breakfast at McDonalds in Portage. So many things can be thought of for a person that dies at an early age, but one thing he truly loved was his family. Don is survived by his son, Jacob (Jessica) Picha and his recently born grandson, Jase Morgan of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his daughter, Jenna Picha of Madison and the mother of their children, Doreen. Further survived by his parents, Emil and Doris Picha of Hillsboro and siblings, Gary (Helen) Picha of Wisconsin Dells, Mara Jo (Ron) Johnson of Mount Horeb and Alan (Nancy) Picha of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews, whom he also enjoyed. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 850 Armstrong Street in Portage, with his friends, Rev. Alan Boeck and Rev. Blake Overlien officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m. and at the Church in Portage on Friday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Virginia H. Schneider age 87, of Camp Douglas, WI., died on April 26, 2014 at Tomah Memorial Hospital, in Tomah, WI. Virginia was the daughter of Charles E. and Addie L. (Griffin) Hines, and was born on May 12, 1926, in Williamston, NC. Virginia was born and raised in North Carolina. She came from a family of 9 children. She was united in marriage to Ernest Frank Schneider on March 17, 1944, in Williamston, NC. After they were married they moved to Waukesha, WI, and in 1948 they moved to Camp Douglas, WI, and have resided there since. She was the wife of a military family. She worked at the PX at Camp Williams, for Leer Manufacturing, and she loved sorting cranberries at Potter’s Cranberry Inc. Virginia was the oldest member of the Camp Douglas American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran church and ladies aide, a member of the beta club. Virginia loved fishing for pan fish. She liked to golf, cook, sew, bake, and knitting dishcloths was her specialty. Virginia is survived by her children; Kristine L. (Allen) Coenen, of Camp Douglas, WI, Patricia A. Schneider, of Camp Douglas, WI, Ernest E. Schneider, of Morgantown, WV, 10 grandchildren; Emmett, Eric, Everett, Shelly, Alicia, Madyson, Jon, Jason, Tim, Tara, Courtney, Nick, Michael (Carrie), Laura (Troy), Sam, Adam, 14 great grandchildren; Hannah, Joseph, Jayce, Isaac, Taryn, Ben, Joy, Abigail, Amelia, Andrew, Ethan, Jaymin, Emily, Amaiah, a brother; Charles E. Hines of Elizabeth City, NC, many nieces and nephews, and by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 2000, a son Joseph in 2000, and by 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 215 Douglas St., in Camp Douglas, WI. Relatives and friends called at the church on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. till the 12:00 p.m. time of service. Pastor Jeff Ruetten presided. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences and guestbook available at

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Jason J. Bouchette, age 28, of Mauston, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born September 19, 1985, to Richie and Joy Bouchette in Oconomowoc, WI. He was a 2004 graduate of New Lisbon High School. Jason was united in marriage to Natasha Fleming June 2, 2007. He was driven by his faith in many ways and attended World Harvest Bible College. He was a licensed minister and did missionary work in Trinidad and Costa Rica. He also worked as a carpenter. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, cruising in his truck, chopping wood, riding motorcycle and shooting guns. He was also an avid sports fan. Jason had a big heart for children and his family. He enjoyed the simple things in life and wanted his family and friends to be happy. He is survived by his wife, Natasha Bouchette, his parents, Richie and Joy Bouchette of Elroy, WI, his siblings, Aaron (Erica) Bouchette, Ryan (Jessica) Bouchette and Jessica (Tony) Fleming, grandmothers, Joan Struble and Jacqueline Kogutkiewicz, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gerald Struble and Bernard Kogutkiewicz. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Faith Christian Church in Mauston, WI with Pastor Paul Shirek officiating. Family and friends were invited for visitation Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Necedah Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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Richard M. (Dick) Campfield was born in Elroy, Wisconsin on May 8, 1920 to Archie C. and Ida Marx. He was married to Margaret (Peg) for nearly 60 years, and father of Richard (Kathy), Barbara, Roger (Debbie), Roland (Sandy), Joan (David) Zittnan, Dennis, Diane (Kurt) Kelley, and Dean. Cherished grandfather of Jason (Kathy) Campfield, Jill (Jeff) Richey, Jana (fiancee Danny) Cvetkoski, Jessica (Brad) Schroeder, Justin (Melissa) Campfield, Aaron Zittnan, Alysse (Jake) Thibodeau, Adam Zittnan, Alex (fiancee Emily), and Patrick Kelley, Further survived by great-grandchildren Cleighton Cvetkoski, Teddy Campfield and Clancy Richey. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peg, and all his siblings, Geneva Walker, David Campfield, Mary Frohmader, and Carol Wagner. He is survived by dear in-laws Dorothy and Carl Franzen, Sally and Russell Westphal, and Judy and Darrell Roy as well as many nieces and nephews. Richard was graduated from Kendall High School in 1938 and then employed by the railroad in Milwaukee. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served Stateside and in New Guinea, in the South Pacific. After discharge, he met Peg in Milwaukee and they were married in Crystal Falls, Michigan. Richard was a proud, life-long member of the William J. Schriver American Legion Post 309 for more than 65 years. Richard and Peg lived on the farm in Kendall and he worked at Fort McCoy as a civilian with the Army Engineers for 21 years. After retiring, he worked on the farm and became the town chairman of the Town of Glendale. In Richard's words “I worked with citizens of the Town of Glendale to build a town shop, and we were able to raise $100,000 and built the shop without borrowing any money. The building was a great success for the town, a place for meeting and voting, plenty the size to handle our machinery.” Following that, Richard was voted as a Representative on the Monroe County board and was a member for eight years, serving his community. Richard and Peg spent winters in both Florida and Arizona for more than 20 years, where they met many friends and truly enjoyed retirement. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, 104 E. Hall St. Kendall with Pastor Robert Waschek officiating. Burial was in the Glendale Cemetery with military honors by the William J. Schriver American Legion Post #309. Relatives and friends were invited to call at the church on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, 112 E. S. Railroad St. Kendall, is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Kendall Public Library, Main Street, Kendall, Wisconsin, 54638 or the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P. O. Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8540. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Bertie Dietzman, her family, and all of the incredible staff at Close to Home in Tomah. (Especially the cooks—his absolute favorites!) They all cared for Richard like he was family for more than 3 years. Also thanks to all of the staff at Heritage Manor in Elroy where Richard spent the final months of his life. We all appreciate your caring and compassion.





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BY KATIE NUTTALL In 2009, Doreen Coller joined the Mile Bluff team. Starting out as a receptionist among the Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah and Lake Delton facilities, Doreen is now one of the smiling faces you’ll see in the South Upper Pod of Mile Bluff Clinic. Not only did Doreen choose to work at Mile Bluff, the organization also chose her. “When I had my two daughters back-to-back, I was doctoring in New Lisbon,” explains Doreen. “I had gotten to know the staff pretty well during that time and when a reception position became available, the New Lisbon staff encouraged me to apply. I had been working in Reedsburg for 18 years, but the drive was getting to be a little too much, especially with two little girls; so I sent in my application. That’s how it all started!” During her time, Doreen has grown to appreciate what she does. “I really enjoy the versatility of my job; every day is different. I like working with the patients too. I love my job because I can help patients young and old. The fulfillment from that is priceless and makes me have such a good feeling.” Doreen also realizes the impact she can have in the lives of patients. “Every day, I feel needed at my job. I can be having a bad day or morning, but when I walk through the clinic doors to go to work, I feel needed by the patients and other employees.” “Regardless of how I’m feeling each day, I try to be optimistic for the patients. A ‘hi’ and a smile go a long way in making them feel better.” The relationship she has with her co-workers is also important to Doreen. “Last year, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and dealt with some losses in my family. I really found encouragement in the family atmosphere of the clinic. Everyone really rallied around me, and they do so for others in need as well.” Because of the family environment and the quality of care the organization gives patients, Doreen is proud to work at Mile Bluff. “Everything we have to offer patients keeps them close to home.” Doreen encourages everyone to take pride in what they do. “If you take pride in your work, it shows. I’ve found that if you like your job, people can see that!” Doreen also offered up some advice to all employees, “Smile...a lot. That’s what really works!” Doreen is just one of the many individuals who is proud to be an employee at Mile Bluff. If you are looking for a great place to work, check out the job openings that are listed online at



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Projects live up to schools goals BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD iLEAD Charter School in Mauston was created with two main goals for students in mind; leadership and entrepreneurship. A recent example on how the school and students are working towards those goals come from two student projects where, in one, the focus is on leadership and betterment of community and the other is on entrepreneurship. Ben Segovia, a senior, is currently participating in the county's Advanced Leadership Program (ALP). As part of his participation,

Ben was to create a project that focuses on the community and leadership. His chosen project is to lead the way for iLEAD to adopt a portion of County Highway G running adjacent to the school. As part of the Adopt a Highway project Ben will lead a team of students in cleaning the roadway of litter. The project satisfies both his work towards credits at school and criteria for the ALP participation. iLEAD Charter School has sponsored Ben's participation in the ALP, and it has been one, according to Ben, that has taught him quite a bit about leadership.

iLEAD Charter School senior, Ben Segovia, displays a PowerPoint presentation on his Adopt a Highway project for the Juneau County Advanced Leadership Program.

"I like ALP, it has left me with a good feeling in helping with the community," he said. Ben also stated his time at iLEAD has meant a world of difference to him. "iLEAD has taught me to take responsibility for my work and future," he said. According to Ben, his years spent at the charter school have been the longest he has ever spent at one school. "I moved around a lot, and went to a different school just about every year. iLEAD has been like a home to me," he said. Ben looks forward to coming back to the school for visits after he graduates. His plans after graduation include attending UWBaraboo where he will concentrate his education on health and fitness. In his time away from school his hobbies include weight lifting and enjoying an eclectic mix of music. Road to entrepreneurship Schuler Berning, a junior attending iLEAD, is getting ready to embark on being an entrepreneur. The plan is in motion and soon the area will have a new business, Berning's Bunnies. Berning will be raising rabbits for sale and for meat.

Currently he has one female and nine babies he is tending to. His goal for business is to be up and running in about six to eight months. Berning is a newcomer to the world of raising rabbits. He said the idea literally came to him one morning when he woke up. As for the education component to his new business, he is learning about finances, marketing, carpentry, and science as he is handling all aspects of building the business from the ground floor up. In marketing the rabbits for sale and meat, he is looking into advertising for no cost on social media outlets like Facebook or the website Craigslist. As for the butchering of the rabbits when they are ready to be sold for meat, Schuler stated he will also be learning how to do that and handling it on his own. To help him get the business off the ground he needed people to believe in him and part of the money raised came in the form of a mini grant from iLEAD's Foundation. Cutting Edge The iLEAD Foundation not only supplies students with mini grants to see their projects through but also helps to bring in new and cutting edge technology for

Schuler Berning, an iLEAD Charter School junior, looks forward to the work ahead in creating his rabbit meat business, Berning's Bunnies. Here he displays the baby rabbits he is currently raising. the students to be ahead of the grade in learning 21st Century skills. Just recently, the charter school announced the arrival of a MakerBot 3D printer. The printer was paid for through iLEAD Foundation monies, a grant and in partnership with the Mauston High School. Foundation The iLEAD Foundation is a key to student project success. This past weekend, the 2nd Annual Casino Night was held to help raise funds for the foundation and future student projects. The event

was held Saturday evening at the Mauston American Legion. Area businesses, organizations and individuals sponsored tables and donated raffle prizes. The community was invited to participate and the entry fee was $20. If you were unable to attend the event but want to learn more on how you can help the foundation you can contact iLEAD teacher Gil Saylor at gsaylor@ or call 8474410 ext. 5323.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PARTNER Last week the Mauston School Board accepted donations from the community that will go towards needed equipment at area schools. One of those donations came from businesses in Lyndon Station to provide a security camera at the Lyndon Station Elementary. The money was raised through a drive held in February by three businesses; Miller's Store, Swagger Inn, and Martha's Lyndo Inn Restaurant. The fundraising effort was called the "Secure our School" and netted a donation of $312 that is to go toward the purchase of a camera at the entrance of the school. According to John Hersil, owner of Martha's Lyndo Inn, the purchase and installation of a camera is an investment in the children's and staff's safety. Hersil stated, "In the world today, despite the hopes we can do without increased security from cameras to high tech security badges, the reality is we need cameras to ensure safety. The chances of anything harmful happening here in Lyndon is very small. It is a good reassurance that the staff and the students are taken out of harms way. If a camera can prevent even the smallest chance, then it is an investment well made. I like to believe the day will come when all this "Big Brother" watching can be undone, and the notion of any type of risk is long forgotten."While area businesses and residents raised funds for the safety of the school, students, and staff the recipients were planning how to keep their community clean and beautiful. During the same week the Mauston School Board accepted the donation the students spent Earth Day tidying up the Village of Lyndon Station for all to enjoy. This was not the first time the Lyndon Station students spent Earth Day seeing to their community's needs, it has been an annual event for many years now. Pictured here are second graders from Mark Ingles’ class who picked up the community for earth day. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

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Welcome to the world Recent births at Mile Bluff Medical Center: Josephine and Jeffery McGinnis of New Lisbon are the parents of a baby boy and girl, Elijah Isaac and Eva Jo Marie McGinnis, born April 13 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. Elijah weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and Eva weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. They both measured 18 ¼ inches. Maternal grandparents are Dawn and Mathew Kolba of Mauston. Paternal grandparents are Joe McGinnis and Christina Markin of New Lisbon. Danielle Lechleiter and Michael Ard of Necedah are the parents of a baby boy, Desmond Oliver Ard, born April 17 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 22 inches. Maternal grandparents are Connie and Kenneth Lechleiter of Necedah. Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Jeff Ard of Necedah.


This bird was taken during the youth / mentor hunt near Mauston by Elizabeth Titus of Elroy who was hunting with step father Chad Slater also of Elroy. The bird weighed 25 pounds and had a double beard 9-1/2” and 3”.

FOOD DRIVE HELD The surgery department at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston and the family of the late Lyle Wernimont, former anesthesia director at Mile Bluff (pictured above), held their third annual food drive in Lyle’s memory. Through the efforts of this drive, more than 19 tons of food were donated in Lyle’s honor, making it the most successful food drive yet. Lyle touched the lives of many hungry people by the work he did for the local food pantry, with the monetary donations he made, and the contributions he gave from his garden and hunting expeditions. He would be humbled that this effort was made in his memory, and that it has had such a big impact on the individuals he served for so many years.

Helm, from Page 1 Helm was in need of a CT scan, but to do so the medical staff explained that the metal handcuffs would have to be removed. After removing the handcuffs with the assistance of several officers, Helm punched a nurse in the face with his closed fist. According to the criminal complaint, "Helm gave no warning, he just reached up and punched her." As law enforcement attempted to once again restrain Helm, he grabbed a deputy by her shirt and ripped her badge off her chest. Using the sharp pin outward he swung it at law enforcement. Law enforcement were able to restrain him and this time medical staff administered a shot to relax Helm. Court Last Tuesday, Helm appeared before Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran and was placed on a $50,000 cash bond. He is not to have contact with his vic-

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Royall students attend health fair BY EILEEN NALE The Royall students had a chance to look at many different aspects of life at the health fair held at the Royall High School last Thursday. There were representatives from all walks of life, but mostly focusing on the health aspects. The community partners and the booth they displayed were as follows: Juneau County Health Department regarding distracted driving and also public health; Royal Bank regarding, “The Price is Right” where they had to guess the price of the food and play the game; Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics - Rehab Services regarding function Exercise after injury and healthy snacking; Elroy Family Medical Center regarding the consequences of smok-

ing on the body; Kendall and Elroy Lions’ Clubs regarding what they put on their plate and how it affects their body; A Fluoride Connection that explained the “Smile Program”; Viterbo University Junior Dietetics students explained healthy ways to energize your day; Elroy Chamber regarding the local physical activity options; Elroy Library regarding health and wellness resources at the Elroy Library; Western Technical College Students Nurses Association explained how to keep your heart healthy; and the Wisconsin Challenge academy explained how a positive life includes hobbies, physical fitness, and nutrition. With all the information available, the students took away a balanced wealth of techniques to apply to their lives.

Eva Anderson gets her blood pressure taken by a Mile Bluff Clinic representative.

Royal Bank’s Lori Stokes holds up a picture of a pizza and the students have to guess the correct price for each item on the table.

Gundersen Health System representative Valerie Pampuch, RDN,CD explains the value of eating properly.

Whitaker's Farm Fresh Market from Hillsboro had their representative explaining about eating healthy.

Paul Mitchell, Assistant Commandant of Cadets for the State of Wisconsin Challenge Academy has 2 cadets doing a workout and 2 others explaining what the Challenge Academy has done for their lives.

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Waterman selected as President of Royall Board BY TASHA MUELLER The Royall School Board reorganized the board during their Monday night meeting as they welcomed the newest member, Tom Trepes. After reading the Oath of Office for the newest board member, the reorganization of the board and election of officers took place. A nomination for Doug Waterman as President came about first, with a motion. A second nomination for Ryan McKittrick also was stated, but received a failed motion. With a vote of 3-2, Waterman agreed to take on the President role. Ross Friedl will fill the Vice President spot, Ryan McKittrick will serve as the Clerk, and Sara Palamaruk will remain the Treasurer, with unanimous nominations. Tom Trepes will become the Director. Committee appointments will remain the same, as Tom Trepes will fill in Mike Preuss’ spot on the Building and Grounds Committee. The board thanked Mike Preuss for his years of dedicated service on the board and guiding the district with many important decisions. Ross Friedl was also designated as the CESA #4 Convention Delegate. Once board members shifted into their nominated roles, a lengthy discussion was put forth regarding the pros and cons of either attempting to go into an energy exemption project or referendum. This has been a giant topic that the board has been looking into and each option has different reasoning. The district has eliminated $566,000 from the debt total and taxes will go down for the upcoming year, as Superintendent Mark Gruen explained to the crowd. “We have a number of projects that need to get done,” stated Gruen. The energy exemption option would allow the district to use the money to accomplish projects such as replacing the roof with added insulation, exterior and interior lighting,

heating, air conditioning, plus a number of other projects. “The main focus is the roof,” said Gruen. If the district would go the route of energy exemption, the district would not be permitted to any specific amount. A “menu” would be discussed with the main project to be completed first. The amount could qualify for QZAB funds with a zero percent interest rate. By going into a referendum, it’s a matter of freedom and risk. The risk would be not having the referendum pass, which could be placed on a primary election ballot as early as February, as the freedom would allow the district to decide where the money is exactly spent on projects. The district is juggling five different projects that are enhancing and improving the district and are currently being implemented. One other option the board discussed was to do half energy exemption and half referendum. The district went through an energy exemption a few years ago. In next month’s meeting, the board will bring back the topic and discuss which option would be better suited for the efficiency of the district. Board members agreed to move forward with the option of looking into creating a Cross County Coop with another district. With an uncertain amount of athletes that would participate in the sport, members suggested to Gruen to survey the students to see who would pursue an interest in the sport. The district currently has a large amount of junior high runners that take part in the Running Club and continue to have interest in the sport. Gruen will then seek the support from local districts that already have cross county as members agreed to move forward with pursuing progress on the topic. A resignation from Nick Anker was approved, as the board hired Tim Marshall as the new Buildings and Grounds Director. Also, Gruen presented the Kendall and Elroy Lion’s Club representatives with the WASDA award.

Paranormal researcher to speak at library BY MARY WAARVIK LIBRARIAN Chad Lewis, paranormal researcher and author of several books, will be speaking

at the Elroy Public Library on Saturday, May 10 at 1. Chad’s topic will be Haunted Locations of Wisconsin. He will take us on a ghostly journey, explor-

ing phantom creatures, graveyard apparitions, and other weird stories of Wisconsin. This talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Gathering hosted in Wilton BY TASHA MUELLER Members of the Wilton Ambulance Service are welcoming all and sponsoring their first annual event of a Community Gathering. The event will be held on Sunday, May 4, beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m. It will be held at the Wilton Community Center, 400 East St., Wilton and will offer plenty of room for everyone to gather and reconnect with friends, family and neighbors. A large menu will be included for this year’s event, which will feature: spaghetti (with your choice of sauce), garlic bread, dessert, and coffee or milk.

The service has received so much support and donations thus far and will offer plenty of food to feed everyone in attendance. If you’re from the area, Wilton based bakery Kristi’s Cakes and Pastries will offer the

desserts, which you do not want to miss! Carry-outs will be available if needed. Prices include: adults - $5.00; children (ages 5-12) - $4.00; kids 4 and under eat free.

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**Please have your clean-up items curbside at 7:00 a.m. on May 4, 2013.** *NOTICE - THERE MAY BE A FALL CLEAN-UP WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED* Please have your clean-up items curbside at 7:00 a.m. on May 3, 2014. Do not place items curbside before April 30th. 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. 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. 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. Appliances or White Goods REQUIRE A TAG. Tags may only be purchased at City Hall. Stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, humidifiers all require a $25.00 tag. Electronics such as: Computer, printers, fax machines, disk drives, video equipment, VCRs, audio equipment, communication equipment, modems, circuit boards, microchips, monitors and anything electronic require a $17.00 tag. Copy machines: A small copy machine requires a $25.00 tag, a large copy machine requires a $50.00 tag. Televisions require a $35.00 tag. 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 Paint cans must be cleaned with lids removed. Cans containing paint will not be accepted unless dried with cat litter or other material. Household furniture will be accepted. NO Hazardous waste will be accepted. NO Yard Waste such as Leaves and Branches accepted. NO recyclables will be picked up on Clean-Up Day. NO large auto parts will be accepted. NO Metal or Wood exceeding 4 feet in length. NO Cement or Brick blocks will be accepted.

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New Lisbon students attend reality fair BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD New Lisbon High School students recently joined nearly 300 students from Juneau County participating in the annual Reality Fair. This year's fair marked the 11th annual event and was held at Mauston High School. However, those who organize the fair come from various points throughout the county. Participating students are given life situations from being married with children, to single parenthood, to living the carefree single life and then needing to make decisions on employment, housing, transportation and other living expenses. Those choices are made as they maneuver their way through a maze of tables where each decision they make will either cost them money in their account leading to a

good investment or bankrupt them further down the line. Much like real life, surprise situations can arise as they go through their day at the reality fair. Those surprises can mean good fortune or mean they have to go back to square one in figuring out how to pay for all their needed expenses. Students soon learn that vehicle problems or emergency medical situations often mean they cannot afford their rent, their car payment or that they may need to let go of some luxury items such as that cell phone they just purchased. Students also learn at the Reality Fair that there is no time for slacking or idle gossip with friends as law enforcement may ticket them with citations of disorderly conduct or speeding. Some also learn that erratic behavior can lead to a DUI with them pleading their innocence in front of one of

Juneau County's judges. Sponsors for the this year's fair included: Hess Memorial Hospital, Bank of Wonewoc, Mauston Kiwanis, Elroy Lions, Oakdale Credit Union, Lampert Lumber, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Anjero's, Royal Bank, Courtesy Corporation, and Mauston McDonald's. Students participating came from: Mauston HS, Necedah HS, New Lisbon HS, Royall HS, Wonewoc-Center HS, and Juneau County Charter School. Organizing the event were: Event Planners: Julie Mecikalski, NLHS, and Julie Quist, MHS - Co-Facilitators, Wendy Horbinski, NHS; Ashley Jilek, RHS; Barb Mezera WCHS; Kathy Metzenbauer, UW-Extension; and Shane Gesler, Manpower.

Several schools including New Lisbon High School participated in the recent reality fair. MARK HANSEN PHOTOS

Awards Banquet upcoming in New Lisbon On Friday, May 2nd, the New Lisbon Chamber will be holding their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the Traveler's Inn & Convention Center. The event will begin with the Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Long time city council member and county supervisor Roy Granger will be recognized as New Lisbon's Person of the Year. The New Lisbon Community Supper will also receive a special recognition. Following the Awards Banquet will be the Annual Meeting of the Chamber which is scheduled to begin at 8:00. For any voting to take place a quorum is needed. Each paid membership receives one vote.

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Sunday, April 27th was the 20th annual “Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner” at the Necedah High School. Mrs. Tori Maxfield, student council advisor welcomed everyone on a cold and rainy day. The crowd was a little sparse due to the weather but there were still a good number of senior citizens there. The dinner is put on each year by the student council and is looking forward to by many citizens. There was entertainment throughout the meal. A jazz band combo comprised of members of the Necedah Area High School Band played throughout the dinner and there were also musical performances by the Necedah Area High School Chorus. This year’s members of the jazz band combo were all seniors and received a great hand from the crowd. The excellent meal was comprised of fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, whole kernel corn, along with choice of drinks, and followed by apple crisp topped with whipped cream. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and the getting to get reacquainted with friends they had not seen since last year’s event. STEVE NORLING PHOTOS

Whooping Crane research funding comes to Refuge Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will receive $210,000.00 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Recovery Initiative, a highly competitive grant. This funding initiative is designed to support nearly 300 threatened and endangered species found in and around national wildlife refuges. Only four grants were awarded this year. Necedah’s grant will support three years of research to expand the limited understanding of multiple factors that influence nesting whooping cranes. Research under this grant will be conducted from this spring in 2014 through 2016. More specifically, this research will focus on when whooping cranes choose to nest. Whooping cranes present an interesting challenge to biologists because of these keys variables: whooping cranes have been introduced to an area, have learned to forage, select habitat, and migrate, yet they are still struggling in reproducing offspring. There are a number of factors that play into why this could be happening. By selecting one aspect of nesting, with as many other factors as constant as possible, biologists will research and manipulate the timing of nesting to increase the potential for wild whooping cranes hatching wild chicks. “What intrigues us is that this technique will adjust cranes to the environment, not adjust the environment to the cranes,” explained Refuge Manager Doug

St. James annual dinner PASTOR MICHAEL NIELSEN The Second Annual St. James Pork Chop Dinner in Necedah will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. We kicked off this dinner last year to help support the St. James youth in their trip to San Antonio, Texas, for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s National Youth Gathering. It was so well received that people have been asking if we could do it again. The committee said, “Why not!” This year all the proceeds will be going to benefit local and national outreach missions sponsored by St. James. In the past we have donated monies to the Necedah Food Pantry, Camp LuWiSoMo in Wild Rose, Lutheran Laymen’s League, the Orphan Grain Train, Tornado Victims around the country, and people in need in the Necedah area just to mention a few. The menu includes a delicious barbecued bone-in center cut Pork Chop, Baked Potato, Corn, Applesauce, a homemade dinner roll, with beverage, and there will be an Ice Cream Bar for Dessert to boot. You may purchase tickets in advance for $8 either at St. James Lutheran Church or the Necedah True Value. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $9. Carry outs will be available. Whatever you do, don’t miss this once a year scrumptious dinner.

Whooping Crane at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS Photo

Staller. Biologists have recorded evidence that late spring nests produce a higher number of wild whooping crane chicks. The research is aimed at shifting when whooping cranes nest and will provide a better understanding of factors influencing whooping crane nesting success. After three years the intent is that the research will provide much needed information on the biological needs of this flock of whooping cranes. It will provide answers to help evaluate the financial costs of this reintroduction and will better inform future decisions and strategies for the survival of the whooping crane. Research updates will be shared annually through print media, at the visitor center, as well as the refuge website and Facebook page. Biologists and staff of

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge invite the public to view these magnificent birds, in the wild, from late March to early November each year. View whooping cranes from the comfort of the visitor center, located two miles north of Hwy 21, just four miles west of Necedah. Hike the visitor center trails or drive along Goose and Sprague Pools to photograph these beautiful birds. For more information about Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, visit us o n l i n e : necedah/ For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to con-

serve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit Connect with our Facebook page at www., follow our tweets at, watch our YouTube Channel at usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at h t t p : / / w w w. f l i c k r. c o m / photos/usfwsmidwest

Stabbing in Adams Co. SUBMITTED BY ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF SAM WOLLIN At 5:01 pm on April 27, 2014 the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a male subject passing out that was the result of a stabbing at a County Road M address in the town of Adams. Joshua McEvilla, 22, of Adams was involved in a disturbance with Printice Williams, 44, of Friendship. In the course of the disturbance Williams was stabbed with a knife. Williams was transported by Curtis Ambulance to Moundview Memorial and then to St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition. McEvilla was transported to Moundview Memorial for injuries he received during the disturbance. McEvilla was later taken into custody and transported to the Adams County Jail pending several charges. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the City of Adams Police Department and Curtis Ambulance. The incident remains under investigation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. No further information is being released at this time.

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Mauston Community Sharing Pantry honors volunteers and sponsors BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Monday afternoon, the Mauston Area Community Sharing Pantry held their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. The event was held at the Mauston Methodist Church and not only celebrated the volunteers of the food pantry but also honored area businesses, organizations, and individuals who have sponsored the food pantry. "Thank you very much for coming today," said the pantry's director Kathy Green. "As you know, we help those who are

truly in need and you help us do that." In 2013 the pantry served 807 different area households. Ten years ago that number was 534. Of the families served 87 relied on the pantry every month to help put food on the table however 184 families needed help only 1 month out of the year. The total number of people served by the pantry in 2013 was 13,583. Ten years ago that number was 8,837. In 2013 the community donated 259,706 lbs of food to the pantry. The USDA kicked in 34,681 lbs of food. Ten years ago the community donated 112,999 lbs of food and the

Kathy Green of the Community Sharing Pantry (center) recognizes Michael Sullivan for his 11 years of sponsorship and Phil Peterson representing the USDA Wildlife Serivces for their 12 years of sponsorship.

USDA kicked in 38,876 lbs. Green stated that the numbers show the vast majority who use the pantry only do so out of a need which sometimes can arise due to illness in the family, car problems, or loss of employment. The Mauston Area Community Sharing Pantry was started 31 years ago when members of 7 area churches decided to band together and help those in the community who were experiencing hunger.

Gene Roach (center) of the Community Sharing Pantry expressed gratitude to the pantry's 14 years of sponsorship: J.K. Walsh and Amanda Emery representing the Bank of Mauston; Pastor Cheryl Fleckenstein representing Bethany Lutheran Church; Kim Goodwin and Laurie Nyen representing Mauston Festival Food; and Mathilda Schumacher representing St. Patrick's Church. Not in attendance were representatives from Mauston Post Office and Second Harvest who have also sponsored the pantry for 14 years.

Mauston High School- Key Club Food Drive, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the United Methodist Church have all sponsored the Mauston Community Sharing Pantry for 13 years. Pictured above in no particular order are: Kaitlyn Mielke, Carissa Huebner, Rylee Jopling, Vanessa Klein, Garret Georgeson, Grace Miltimore, Natalie Hryniewicki, Holly Howell, Pastor Wendell Williams, Amanda Emery, and Gene Roach. Pictured above in no particular order are the pantry's 2 through 7 years sponsors: Jay and Julie Bolton representing the Donald J. Burnstad Family Foundation and 7 years of sponsorship; Shelly Popp and Ricki Lowe representing Stepping for Hunger and 6 years of sponsorship; Carrie Heiking and Rita Bulin representing Grede Foundries and 3 years of sponsorship and: Richard Faust representing In Memory of Lyle Wernimont and 3 years of sponsorship. Not pictured are representatives from Walmart Disttribution in Tomah for their 5 years of sponsorship and Canadian Pacific Railway for their 9 years of sponsorship.

Pictured to the left: are P. Michael McCormick D.D.S. representing In Memory of John T. McCormick D.D., Deana Protz representing Oakdale Electric Cooperative and CoBank, and Richard Faust - All of whom are celebrating one year of sponsoring the Mauston Area Community Sharing Pantry. Not pictured are representatives from Kwik Trip and Walleye North America who were honored for their 1 year of sponsorship.

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Outdoors Forever Kids day big success BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Saturday morning there was a large turn out at the Outdoors Forever Kids' Day. After a brief introduction, the children were separated into three groups. Each of the groups made their way through four stations where they had a chance to learn by taking part in interactive conservation based lessons. Among the many varying topics, the children learned about archery, trapping, how to build a birdhouse, shed hunting and planting trees. Afterwards volunteers from the organization served lunch and children had a chance to win a prize. Every family that came out for the free event left with a birdhouse and either a balsum fir of crab apple tree to plant in their own yard.

The groups of kids loved learning about the pelts of different Wisconsin animals and trapping. The kids had the opportunity to touch the pelts of many animals to feel how soft and how coarse some where.

Eva Marie Woywod photos

A very popular event was the building of the birdhouses. Each child got a chance to help pound in the nails. Children each got to take home a completed bluebird house or they could choose to take a kit and rebuild one at home.

With help from local 4-H members, all the children that attended the day got to make pine cone bird feeders and take their creations home to hang out for the birds.

The younger group of archers had the chance to practice their skills with a Nerf bow. Many were really good at their aim after a few practice shots at the targets. The older group of kids were lined up not far away shooting real bows with practice tip arrows at targets such as deer, bear, coyote, and boar.

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Hillsboro track sets new school records BY TASHA MUELLER The Hillsboro track team sets out to keep breaking school records. That is, if the weather decides to cooperate for the team to compete in upcoming track meets. On Saturday, teams traveled to Cashton where many athletes took first, while a few were able to tie or break school records. Hillsboro senior Matt Bartles had an impressive day, tying the school record in the 100 meter dash, breaking his own 200 meter dash record, and pushing along the 4x100 meter relay to finish in the top spot ahead of Bangor and Royall. Bartles finished in second in the 100 with a time of 11.0 seconds, as Melrose Mindoro’s Alex Hatlevig broke away for the first win at 10.98 seconds. The current record for the 100 was set by 2006 graduate Heath Revels at 11.0 seconds, as Bartles tied the record. Cruising to victory, Bartles topped the competition in the 200 with a time of 22.42 seconds, as Hatlevig wasn’t too far behind at 22.68 seconds. Bartles beat his own record in the 200, which was set at 22.6, and beat Hatlevig, whom wasn’t far behind at 22.68 seconds and holds the state title for the 200. An exciting day also lead to the first place finish in the boys 4x100 meter relay. Bartles anchored the relay team and

pushed ahead of Bangor as Hillsboro was behind for much of the race. The team, which additionally includes Brandon Stanek, Chuck Straight, and Max Sebranek, finished with a time of 47.62, as Bangor finished second at 47.71 and Royall rounded third at 49.35. At the Necedah Early Bird Invite, Bartles eclipsed his own school record in the long jump of 20-2, setting the standards high at 20-3. Senior Brandon Stanek jumped ahead of Bartles and was able to break the record, adding his name to the board, jumping 20-8. Stanek was well ahead of the second place finisher, Sam Boone of Melrose Mindoro at 19-04.5. Stanek was able to walk away with a second place finish in the boys triple jump at 40-00. Other top place finishers from area teams on the boys side, included: 400 meter dash – Brandon Retzlaff, Royall (3rd – 55.90); 800 meter dash – Noah Mayberry, Hillsboro (3rd – 2:12.50); 4x200 meter relay – Dorian Keenan, Chandler Townsend, Brandon Retzlaff, Dalton Zmolek, Royall (1st – 1:36.92), Thom Ang, Cugar Rego, Anthony Crowder, Jason Bell, Wonewoc-Center (2nd – 1:43.12); 4x400 meter relay – Matt Schwichtenberg, Tyler Vinopal, Jason Bell, Cugar Rego, Wonewoc-Center (3rd – 4:03.24); high jump – Chandler Townsend, Royall (3rd – 5-08); shot put – Noah Reneau, Royall (2nd – 39-05.25); discus throw – Noah Reneau, Royall (2nd – 111-11).

Hillsboro placed 4th out of 11 teams with 88 points; Royall finished in 6th at 61.50 points; Wonewoc-Center in 8th place at 26 points. For the girls teams, Royall’s Taylor Juresh placed first in three events, the 100 at 12.84 seconds, 200 at 27.91 seconds and 400 at 1:05.23. Additionally, Royall took first in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 56.72. Runners included Bria Altamore, Amanda Woodworth, Cara Masters and Kasey Coppernoll. The same group, as Tara Sweatt stepped in for Masters, also waon the 4x40 meter relay with a final time of 4:50.35. Hillsboro’s 4x800 meter relay team, Breanna Beaver, Shauna Parish, Michaela Bach and Adriana Reese, placed 2nd at 11:37.18. Other top place girls finishers, included: 800 meter run – Megan Thompson, Wonewoc-Center (2nd – 2:43.38); 3200 meter run – Adriana Reese, Hillsboro (3rd – 14:41.04); long jump – Taylor Juresh, Royall (3rd – 15-00.75); discus throw – Bridgett Madden, Hillsboro (3rd – 99-10). Royall girls placed 4th overall with a team score of 87 points, as Hillsboro placed in 5th with 42 points and Wonewoc-Center in 8th at 21 points out of 11 teams. Hillsboro will be hosting their annual Tiger Invite this Thursday, weather permitting.

United Cooperative presents scholarships United Cooperative, based in Beaver Dam with locations throughout Wisconsin, has announced the names of 30, $1,000 United Cooperative scholarship winners. The recipients were publically recognized at United Cooperative’s recent annual meeting in Juneau, WI, and informational meetings in Reedsburg and Green Bay. Twelve of the scholarships were awarded to students majoring in an agricultural field and four were designated to students attending a technical school or short-course program. The remaining scholarships were presented to a mixture of majors. To be eligible, the student or the parent had to be a patron member of United Cooperative; the student must attend an accredited college, university, or technical school; and the student must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applicants were judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, motivation, and academic and personal goals. All applications were judged by the Wisconsin Federated Youth Foundation.

Hillsboro’s Matt Bartles pushes ahead at the anchor in the 4x100 meter relay. The team was 30 meters behind when Matt grabbed onto the baton. Bartles passed the Bangor leader to come out and win at 47.62 seconds.

Senior Brandon Stanek was able to break Hillsboro’s school record in the long jump at 20-8. Matt Bartles set the record just over a week ago at the Necedah Early Bird Invite at 20-3. Bartles additionally set the record at 20-2 before breaking it in Necedah, as Stanek now holds the spot.

United Cooperative recognized 30 United Cooperative scholarship winners during their annual meeting and informational meetings in April. Front row, left to right: Morgan Antonioni, Mayville; Kaitlin Mader, Mayville; Amber Pethke, Larsen; Breanna Smits, Markesan; Eva Arndt, Beaver Dam; and Jacqueline Walters, Hebron, Ill. Back row, left to right: Justin Nehls, Juneau; Kyle Jahnke, Markesan; Patrick Roche, Columbus; John Heeringa, Fox Lake; Jesse Lynch, Reeseville; Brett Ferstl, Beaver Dam; Danielle Timm, Gillett; Ian Wetterau, Germantown; and United Cooperative President and Chief Executive Officer David Cramer.

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Hillsboro Solo and Ensemble Recital BY TASHA MUELLER Hillsboro High School State Solo and Ensemble participants took the stage on Friday evening to perform their pieces that will be performed at the state competition this Saturday, May 3rd. There were 28 performances on stage during the recital and accompanied by Dory Stahlkopf. Performances included and will be performed in front of the judges, included: Madrigal – Ensemble “All at Once Well Met Fair Ladies;” Abi Munson – Alto Solo “Non Posso Disperar;” Sarah Fick – Musical Theater “Hit Me With a Hot Note;” Maddy Tengblad – Flute Solo “Concerto No. 2 Mt. 3” (Mozart); Michaela Back – Soprano Solo “I Attempt from Love’s Sickness;” Haili Yoakum-Kehoe – Musical Theater “Someone to Watch Over Me;” Sierra Hanke – Soprano Solo “Le Violette;” Alexis Mathis – Musical Theater “Shy;”

Maddy Tengblad – Soprano Solo “Quella Fiamma Che M’accende;” Shauna Parish – Saxaphone Solo “Aria – Eugene Bozza;” Macey Brown – Musical Theater “I Hate Men;” Kelsey Skala – Trumpet Solo “Concerto in Eb Major” (Hummel); Abi Munson – Musical Theater “Gimme Gimme;” Barbershop Quartet – “Under the Boardwalk;” Sarah Fick and Maddy Tengblad – Vocal Duet “Laudamus Te;” Morgan Huntley – Alto Solo “Sure on This Shining Night;” Macey Brown – Alto Solo “Vergin Tutto Amor;” SSA Trio – “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains;” Matt Bartles – Bass Clarinet Solo “Sonata No. 6” (Vivaldi); Alexis Mathis – Soprano Solo “O Del Mio Dolce Ardor;” Brody Fanshaw – Baritone Solo “Why Blame thee Now?;” Maddy Tengblas – Musical Theater “My New Philosophy;” Cheyenne Hanke – Alto Solo “Le Violette;” Breanna Beaver and Alexis Mathis – Vocal Duet “Herbstlied;” Haili Yoakum-Kehoe – Soprano Solo “Ridente La Calma;” Show Choir – “Astonishing

Top: The HHS madrigal ensemble started off Friday evening’s State Solo and Ensemble recital as the group performed “All at Once Well Met Fair Ladies.”

Left: The Barbershop Quartet entertained the crowd with “Under the Boardwalk.” Quartet members left to right: Grant Jefferies, Brody Fanshaw, Matt Bartels, Dacoda Preuss.

Lower left: Haili perYoakum-Kehoe her Musical forms selection Theater “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Haili additionally sang a Soprano Solo, “Ridente La Calma.”

Lower right: Maddy Tengblad performs her Musical Theater selection “My New Philosophy.” Maddy additionally performed in three events, as well as Show Choir and Madrigal.

Bella’s Finale.” Barbershop Quartet members include: Matt Bartels, Brody Fanshaw, Grant Jefferies, Dacoda Preuss. SSA Trio members include: Sarah Fick, Abi Munson, Maddy Tengblad. Also performing at state will include: John Dank and Sarah Fick – Vocal Duet; Kelsey Thorell – Flute Duet, Music Theater Solo, Soprano Solo. Good luck to all performing at state on Saturday.

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Pine Wood Derby new event at WABC Old Fashioned Day BY TASHA MUELLER The 18th annual Wonewoc Old Fashioned Day will be making its way to downtown historic Wonewoc on May 17th for a day of fun, games, a parade, and new additions. A new addition will attract over 30 kid participants in a Pinewood Car Derby. Participants will have the chance to make their own car designs, set to a 5.0 ounces weight limit. The Pinewood Derby car race began in 1953 to a Cub Scout Pack and is a popular event in the area Boy Scout Troops. Each racer will have the chance to compete in a bracket of competitors for a chance to win a trophy. The event will add a new dimension to the Wonewoc Area Betterment Club’s (WABC) day event, with hopeful entries to look like antique cars. The derby will take place throughout the day. Other additions that will take place throughout the day include ATV Rides sponsored by Over the Hill ATV Club, Spartan Obstacles sponsored by Beyond Boundaries, and a Running Model Circus Train Display until 2 p.m. at 405 Center Street. A popular attraction includes the antique and classic car

and tractor show that will draw quite the crowd and will be on display from 8 a.m. until shortly before the parade that begins at 2 p.m. The parade will feature floats and vehicles. Kids will have plenty of opportunities to play games and win prizes. There will be a sawdust money hunt at 11 a.m., kids stick horse races at the Wonewoc Public Library lawn beginning at 3 p.m., a crosscut saw competition (for kids and adults) at 3:30 p.m., a pie eating contest at 4 p.m., a balloon catapult at 4:30 p.m., and plenty running throughout the day featuring a dunk tank, bouncin’ fun, a fish pond, and face painting. A bean bag tournament sponsored by the Wonewoc Booster Club will take place at the bank parking lot and lasting all day, along with a car wash by the Wonewoc-Center junior class at the co-op station, and an antique and coin appraisal at the Wonewoc Trading Post beginning at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be plenty of specials from local merchants for all of the avid shoppers, along with booths that will line the street including crafters and vendors such as: soaps and lotions, jewelry, framed pictures, bird houses, homemade

Wonewoc-Center Comedy will be a “Cow-Tippin” Good Time CONTRIBUTED From southern accents to backwoods humor to outlandish costumes, the Wonewoc-Center School’s spring play, “The Cow Tippers” has got it all. Community members can see it for themselves when the play hits the WC stage this weekend. The show follows the life of new teacher Mrs. Brown, a city gal from Chicago, who has moved to Hoke’s Bluff to study rural school life. She’s used to schools equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs and up-to-date technology. At Hoke’s Bluff, however, high tech is an intercom system consisting of an aluminum can with a piece of string attached.

On the first day of school, the sheriff shows up looking for leads to cow-tipping pranks. Mrs. Brown’s study of these people may be more than she bargained for. But as relationships are built, she not only teachers her students a few lessons, but she learns a few of her own. And when Clyde, the school janitor, has eyes for her, she also discovers that there’s more to her new neighbors than just cow-tipping. Performances are scheduled for Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Wonewoc-Center High School. “The Cow Tippers” was written by Eddie McPherson and is being produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company.

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Just a reminder: Tickets are still available for the Bob Schulz dinner and performance on May 10 at Club Chapparal. Tickets can be purchased from the library through May 1. Can (608) 464-7625 for more information. See you at the library!

Annual Silent Basket Auction Coming May 17 to Wonewoc Public Library Despite the lack of greenery outside, the calendar assures us that spring really is here. In Wonewoc, the season signals Old Fashioned Day on May 17 and with it, the Friends of the Wonewoc Library annual Silent Basket Auction. Donations of filled baskets or items for a basket can be dropped off at the library up until Friday, May 9. Baskets may be themed and decorated. Bidding on the baskets will begin on Monday, May 12 and run throughout the week. Baskets will be on display throughout the main floor of the library until Old Fashioned Day on Saturday, May 17, when they will be moved to the Community Room in the lower level of the library. There, they will be on display for final auction from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners must pick up their baskets at the end of bidding at 3 p.m. Each year the baskets get more numerous and Themed baskets wait for bids at last year’s Silent Basket Auction. Baskets will more creative, so be sure to be on display at the Wonewoc Public Library from May 12-May 17, when final stop by and join in the bid- bidding will take place. ding fun!

cards, rag rugs, Raven Birch Jewelry, etched glassware, bake sale, AM Indian Beading, a spinning wheel and spun yarn demonstration, and so much more. If you get hungry during the day, WABC will be serving their famous potato bratwurst, along with hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy. Also, the Wonewoc-Center FFA will have a pie stand and the Wonewoc Bakery will feature their famous cream puffs. Live music and DJ services will be heard throughout the street provided by Tom Keller. A WABC Raffle will also be available with three cash prizes including $300, $200 and $150. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 with the drawing at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall during the concluding event of the Wonewoc Legion Chicken Supper. WABC sponsors Old Fashioned Day, Bloodmobile Drives, Breakfast with Santa, High School Scholarship and many other activities. The WABC appreciates your support and invites you for a day of nostalgic fun. For more information on any event, please contact Caroline Apker at 608-464-3210.

W-C to host 7-on-7 Football Passing Tournament BY TASHA MUELLER A new type of tournament will be entering the area this summer for anyone interested to participate in a football tournament. Wonewoc-Center High School will be hosting a 7 on 7 Football Passing Tournament on June 27 and 28th. The tournament will guarantee three games per team, with up to 15 players per team. The cost is $125 per team. Contact Tom Hoile at 608-609-5655 or email for registration or questions regarding the tournament.

A Night of Jazz A Night of Jazz with the Bob Schulz All Stars will take place on May 10th at Chapparal Restaurant. Social time will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the dinner of broasted chicken and roast pork will be served at 6:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner with entertainment is $25.00 while the entertainment only is $20.00. Reservations may be made at the library by May 1st. Invite your family and friends for a rare night out.

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MAUSTON FACT MEMBERS Over the past year at Mauston High School, the FACT members have spread their knowledge about the dangers of tobacco products. They have spent time outside of school just to teach their peers about the harmful effects of the tobacco industry. On Friday, April 11th the Mauston High School FACT members educated Juneau County’s tweens on the dangerous of tobacco. This was not only a great experience for the youth to bring up leadership skills but it also helped teach these young teens that it starts with them when it comes to saying no to “Big T’s Manipulicious lies.” Pictured above is Kyle Barribeau Olivia Kudick and Abby Williams. For more information about the South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition please contact Christa Cupp at 608-847-9373.

Locals to perform in UW-Richland Band Jo Ann Blonien of Elroy is a member of the Richland Community Band this spring. Blonien is playing clarinet in the ensemble this year. Also performing are Tricia Louis of Union Center and Tasha Mueller of Hillsboro. The band will take part in their annual Spring Concert this Thursday, May 1, in the Wallace Student Center Auditorium. Featured selections on the program will include the classic: Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett. Also slated for performance will be everyone's favorite Muppet tune: Rubber Duckie. Included on the program will be the UW-Richland Campus Mixed Choir, Women's Choir, and the student organized a cappella group: Dim-Inuendos. The Richland Campus-Community Band is made up of UW-Richland Campus students, area high school band direc-

Press Release CONTRIBUTED BY LT. MICHAEL ZILISCH On Friday, April 25th at approximately 10:00 a.m. Mauston Police responded to the 100 block of LaCrosse Street on an attempt to locate a wanted subject. Located and taken into custody was 31-year old Ashley Horton of Mauston. Horton was wanted on a “Failure to Pay” Child Support Warrant bond-able in the amount of $206.93. Sunday, April 27th a Mauston Officer was aware of a subject that violated his probation by drinking and fleeing his residence. The officer had initially searched for the subject around 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Wisconsin Street. At approximately 10:25 p.m. a neighbor advised that he could hear someone moaning and crying from outside his residence in the 400 block of Lemonweir Street. Located underneath the deck was 41-year old Erik Lucas of Mauston. Lucas was taken to the Juneau County Jail and placed on a Probation Hold.

tors, select high school honors members, and adult musicians from throughout southwest Wisconsin. This spring there are thirteen area music instructors and retired professional musicians in the ensemble. UW-Richland Music Director Jim Aagaard says this makes the Richland Community Band a somewhat unique ensemble as Campus and high school honors students in particular, benefit from sitting next to these highly trained and experienced musicians. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. with tickets, priced at $3.00, available at the door.

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Resident Care Assistant (RCA) If you enjoy working with the elderly and in a home like atmosphere we have a job for you! Milestone Senior Living is seeking full and 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. Wage is dependent on experience. Apply at or mail a resume/application to:

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GeminiCares, Inc. is seeking an organized, detail oriented, committed, caring person to join our Reedsburg office team and aid with the supervision of Gemini employees. Gemini provides Supportive Home Care and Personal Care services to elderly and clients with disabilities, helping them to live in their homes as independently as possible. As a Liaison Supervisor you will be utilizing our scheduling software, processing payroll, recruiting employees, client specific trainings, and introductions for the Reedsburg area and surrounding counties. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Preferred applicants will have prior experience with scheduling, computer knowledge, supervision, and direct client care for the elderly and/or disabled populations. CNA or equivalent certification preferred. Wage of $13.00/hour and paid benefits including vacation, sick and holiday time. Our company values diversity. EOE.

*NOTIFICATION* The Messenger of Juneau County, LLC the legal newspaper for Juneau County, will NOT be publishing an edition the week of July 3rd in honor of the Independence Day holiday. We will publish, as usual a June 26th edition and a July 10th edition. Those sending legal notices that need to be published before July 10th need to send them no later than Monday, June 23rd to be assured publication. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office and speak to Dianna Anderson at 608-462-4902

VILLAGE OF NECEDAH Public Works Street Worker/Utility Operator The Village of Necedah seeks a full-time Public Works Street Worker/Utility Operator. This position locates utilities in the field, assists the public, installs water meters, performs lab testing, reads water meters, and provides general maintenance of the village owned facilities to include buildings, water system, wastewater system, parks and streets. The position is under the supervision of the Public Works Coordinator. Preference will be given to applicants with WI DNR Water Certifications and WI DNR Wastewater Certifications. Must have a Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain within 6 months. The application must have a high school diploma or equivalent. General work hours for the summer are Monday thru Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with additional scheduled weekend hours. This position will be scheduled to be on call on a rotating schedule. The base wage range for the position is from $16.00 - $18.00 per hour. Experience and education with be considered when determining wage offer. Additional certifications may result with additional compensation. Applications and resumes may be sent to: Administrator, Necedah Village Hall, P.O. Box 371, Necedah, Wisconsin, 54646. Applications are due by June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. The Village of Necedah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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

ELROY: House for rent on 2nd Main Street in Elroy. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, no pets and no smoking allowed. $450.00 per month plus security deposit. References required. Available March 1st, 2014. Please call (608) 462-5066. b28tf

FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedhouse $425. room References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf NECEDAH: Spacious 2 bedroom rent based on 30% of income. On site laundry, off street parking. Call 1-800-944-4866 Ext. 125 Horizon Management Group is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. b34tf ELROY: 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms available. Rent based on income. On site laundry, edge of town, private entry, storage. Call 608-462-5300 Horizon Management Group is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. b36tf NEW LISBON: 1 or 2 bedroom in New Lisbon available now with rent based off 30% of income! On site laundry, off street parking. Sunnydale Apartments. Call 1-800-944-4866 Ext 125. Horizon Management Group is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. b36tf ELROY: Duplex style apts located just outside Elroy on Cty Rd O. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement, attached garage, kitchen appliances included. Sec. dep + 1st mo. rent required at lease signing. $825/mo. References required. AVAILABLE NOW!!!! ONLY reliable renters please!! Call: 608462-5880 b36tf HILLSBORO: 2 bedroom available now with rent based on 30% of income. Private entry, storage, on site laundry. Some income restrictions may apply. Call TODAY 608-489-3258 Horizon Management Group is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. b37tf

HOUSES FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2 bedroom rural home on 1.4 acres. Located 2 miles south of Mauston. Call Steve at 8475599 or 547-4862. Land contract available $49,5000. b36-3 FOR SALE: 1982 2 bedroom, 1 bath 14x70 mobile home. Set up in quiet, beautiful Mauston rural park. 6” walls - rubber roob, car port, new furnace and water heater. Garage and two sheds. Ex. Cond. For information call 847-7671. b38tf

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

HELP WANTED: Looking for a service technician in the plumbing or heating and cooling areas for change outs and new construction. Must have 1 year prior experience in either field. Must have a valid driver's license with good driving record. Must be able to pass a background check. Please mail your resume or stop by to fill out an application. No Phone Calls. b38

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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 : HELP WANTED: Wanted, driver/worker for a vending machine route at a institute as Part-time. Contact John Fritz, J & H Vending, Inc., at 608-387-0494 or to apply or for more information. b38

The City of Elroy is accepting applications for Seasonal Maintenance Worker positions (May through September) to assist in routine maintenance work including, but not limited to, the following: general maintenance of equipment and buildings at city parks and municipal buildings, streets, grounds, including mowing and trimming. The City will consider hiring two individuals. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license and good driving record and possess a high school diploma or the equivalent or be a current high school student. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and who are able to work up to 40 hours per week. Pay rate is $8.00 per hour based on experience. A completed city job application is required for consideration. Application packets and additional information can be found at or by calling 608-462-2400. Applications will be accepted until Friday May 16, 2014. EOE

HELP WANTED – SALES CONSULTANT Rudig Jensen is in need of highly motivated, enthusiastic and totally Customer focused people that would like a career as a professional automotive sales consultant. If you are currently working in the service industry, possibly agriculture business or are simply looking for a new challenge in life…..give us a call. Community, church or other activity involvement is a plus along with a stellar reputation and knowledge of people within our area. Some evenings and Saturdays and flexible hours are required.   This is a great opportunity for women and men that have an interest in the automotive industry and serving our Customers. Must possess: We offer: • Benefits package • Salaried Position with above average earning potential • Excellent Working Environment • Smoke Free State of the Art Facilities • Opportunity to work with the nicest people and the finest Customers in the business

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May 1, 2014 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Informal Administration) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: David D. Wetley Case No. 14PR34 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An application for informal administration was filed. The decedent, with date of birth December 26, 1947 and date of death March 18, 2014, was domiciled in Juneau County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W5881 43rd Street, New Lisbon, Wisconsin 53950.

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY All interested persons waived notice. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is August 1, 2014. A claim may be filed at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300. /s/Diane Mortensen Probate Registrar April 16, 2014 William E. Jefferson State Bar No. 1017600 P.O.Box 86 Elroy, WI 53929 608-482-8271 Publish: May 1, 8, 15, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LEMONWEIR REQUEST FOR BIDS SEAL COATING NOTICE is hereby given by the Town of Lemonweir, Juneau County, Wisconsin, that it will receive bids for Seal Coating various town roads until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Lemonweir Town Hall, N3935 19th Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948. Bids to be opened during the Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Town Board requests bidders to be present at this meeting to answer any questions that may arise. Bid requirements and specifications to include: Single Application over a hard surface Double Application over a hard surface Cost per mile x 20 feet in width Liquid Asphalt (PG 58-28 5% cutback) Cover Aggregate (3/8 inch gray Granite Chip) Additional necessary cost to complete the job Certificate of Liability and Workers Compensation insurance coverage must accompany the bid. Please mark envelope “Sealed Bid – Seal Coating. Send to: Town of Lemonweir, N3935 19th Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948. The Town of Lemonweir reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the town. For more information contact Chairman Marvin Havlik at 608-547-9173. Publish: April 24, 2014 May 1, 2014 WNAXLP VILLAGE OF WONEWOC ORDINANCE 2014-1 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE SECTION 7.07.03 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF WONEWOC, WISCONSIN TO ADOPT SECTION 106.50, WIS. STATS. RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS TO FAIR HOUSING. WHEREAS, the Village of Wonewoc recognizes its responsibilities under Section 106.50, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended, and endorses the concepts of fair and open housing for all persons and prohibition of discrimination therein; NOW THEREFORE, THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF WONEWOC, JUNEAU COUNTY, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS; SECTION I. Section 7.07.03 of the Code of Ordinances, Village of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, is hereby created to read as follows: Section 7.07.03 Equal Rights to Fair Housing (A) The Village of Wonewoc hereby adopts Section 106.50, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended and all subsequent amendments thereto. (B) The officials and employees of the Village of Wonewoc shall assist in the orderly prevention and removal of all discrimination in housing within the Village of Wonewoc by implementing the authority and enforcement procedures set forth in Section 106.50, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended. (C) The Municipal Clerk shall maintain forms for complaints to be filed under Section 106.50, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended, and shall assist any person alleging a violation thereof in the Village of Wonewoc to file a complaint thereunder with the Wisconsin Department of Work Force Development, Equal Rights Division, for enforcement of Section 106.50, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended. Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law. ATTEST: Lee Kucher APPROVED: Kevin Jennings Village Clerk Village President Adopted: 4-23-2014 Published: 5-1-2014 Certification I hereby certify that the above forgoing ordinance was duly adopted by the Village of Wonewoc, Juneau County, Wisconsin, by at least a majority vote of the members-elect of the Village Board on the 23rd day of April, 2014, and approved by the Village President on the 23rd day of April, 2014. Lee Kucher, Village Clerk, Administrator Publish: May 1, 2014 WNAXLP


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TOWN OF NECEDAH ADVERTISEMENT FOR CRACK SEALING BIDS Notice is hereby given by the Town of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin, that it will receive bids for Crack Sealing until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 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 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. For bid requirements and specifications contact: Steve Bezemek, Road Supervisor, 608-548-2675 or Susan Kosinski, Clerk Town of Necedah, 608-565-3140, Fax 608-565-2246 Email: 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 24, 2014 May 1, 8, 2014 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 12, 2014 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 12, 2014 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 Email: 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 Published: April 24, 2014 May 1, 8, 2014 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 12, 2014 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 12, 2014 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 Email: 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 24, 2014 May 1, 8, 2014 WNAXLP TOWN OF LEMONWEIR REQUEST FOR BIDS SNOW REMOVAL 2014-2016 Sealed Bids will be accepted for Snow Removal service for the Town of Lemoweir until 7:00 p.m. on May 13, 2014, at the Lemonweir Town Hall, N3935 19th Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948. The work shall be bid by the hour for normal snow removal and application of sand and salt on town roads. The town has approximately 56 miles of roadway which is divided into two halves north and south with State Road 82 being the dividing line; the bid shall include each halve individually. The bid shall include information regarding the equipment to be used; preference given to trucks that have a belly plow. If you are bidding both north and south two trucks/drivers are required. Contractor location within a ten mile radius of town boundaries is preferred. Certificate of Liability and Workers Compensation insurance coverage must accompany the bid. Please mark envelope “Sealed Bid – Snowplow Contract”. Send to: Town of Lemonweir, N3935 19th Ave., Mauston, WI 53948. The Town Board will open bids at the regular monthly meeting, 7:00 p.m. on May 13, 2014 at the Town Hall. The Board encourages bidders to attend the meeting. The Town Board has the right to accept or reject any and all bids or accept the bid(s) deemed most advantageous to the town. For more information contact the Town Administrator at the Town Hall or call 608-847-4786; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F or Chairman Marvin Havlik at 608-547-9173. Publish: May 1, 8, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LINDINA TOWN OF LINDINA NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF LINDINA Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Lindina shall hold its first meeting on May 19th, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Please be advised that the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to review such property. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board's final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to a member of the Board about the person's objection except at a session of the Board. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and filed a written objection, that the person provide to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board member, and if so, which member will be removed and the person's reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, a person's estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person's objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expense, as specified in the Assessor's manual under Sec.73.03(2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor's requests. The Town of Lindina has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other person may testify by telephone. Respectfully submitted, Sharie Miles Lindina Town Clerk Publish: May 1, 2014 WNAXLP

VILLAGE OF CAMP DOUGLAS NOTICE VILLAGE OF CAMP DOUGLAS RESIDENTS The Camp Douglas water utility will be conducting water main flushing the week of May 5, 2014, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After mains have been flushed, it is suggested that your cold water tap in the house be opened wide to flush out any colored water that may be in the service lines. Publish: May 1, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF GERMANTOWN TOWN OF GERMANTOWN NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Meeting for Town of Germantown will be held May 7th, 2014, 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Community Center N7560 17th Ave. The Annual Financial report is on file in the Clerk’s Office in the Town Hall. Susan Ganther Clerk Treasurer Publish: April 24, 2014 May 1, 2014 WNAXLP


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Area districts will receive funding for school libraries BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD

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May 1, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Area school districts will be receiving on April 28th library aid funding from the Common School Fund. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Mauston School District will receive $55,713; Necedah Area School District will be receiving $28,368; New Lisbon School District will be getting $23,453; Royall School District will be netting $22,130; and Wonewoc-Union Center will be receiving $15,219. Public school districts throughout the state are sharing in $30.2 million in library aid funding from the Common School Fund, a fund that is the only state funding specifically earmarked for school libraries and purchasing of materials. According to a press release from the DPI aid is based on the number of children between the ages of 4 and 20 living in each school district. This year's school library and payment has been rounded to $24.95 per child for 1,210,433 children counted in the 2012-13 school census. DPI went on to report that funding is up this year from the previous year and the school census shows the number of students is down by 7,770 meaning payments per child are up 24 cents from the 2012-13 school year. "The Common School Fund supports Wisconsin's teacher libraries and the resources of our school libraries, which are integral in helping students develop the college and career ready skills they will need to succeed in the future," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "The allocations from the Common School Fund are the main and sometimes only funding available to purchase school library resources, digital and print, that are accessible to all students in our schools."





I Jim Boardman feel compiled to answer the concerned citizens letter dated January 08, 2014. I also remember the good old days when my kids raced soap derby cars and the business owners were at the park enjoying the food, beverages and music with their friends and family. Its good after 47 years you are taking an interest in our village, but I think you need to look past the bars happy hour to get the truth. For your information Mr. concerned citizen there were misused funds and conflict of interest by your president Ells. The Sheriffs Dept. and the government accountability board in Their letter said in their opinion there were violations of Wis. Stats 19.59[1][a] and 19.59[c] they investigated the charges and found Ells had used his office for personal financial gain. 2012 had music from the Blackhawk band, Mr. Ells told the radio station there were 1650 tickets sold at 25.00 each. $38,000, Who got the money? The v.f.w. lost money, the village did not make money, ask Mr. Ells where the money went. In 2013 another band from Nashville Tenn. Where did that money go? I talked to v.f.w. commander and was told that Ells had signed contracts he Ells was not authorized to sign, She told me that V.F.W had lost money. In 2013 Ells was advised by our sheriff to contact the village attorney so our board members who participate in actions contrary to state statutes would understand where their vote was going. Any further violation of the code of ethics would result in criminal charges. Only one trustee has attended the meetings the sheriff suggested. And that trustee has signed up for more meetings. Where is your president leadership? My guess its at the bar. It is true I seconded the motion for the electricity in the park, our president sold that installation to the board members with the idea the village would receive $750.00 for the weekend from campers to recoup our investment of money spent for the electric. When a citizen asked Mr. Ells why that money was spent he replied so she could plug in her crock pot. The campers that used the electric were allowed to park free, when asked why the campers did not pay, Mr. Ells said they only had to pay if he chose for them to pay. Its Not what he said when he asked to spend the money. That contract was signed as his bar. For your information I was told in April 2012 by Ells and Jim Olson that their program was to fire our public works director, our clerk and the Village lawyer. I asked if that was their agenda why not do it, I was told they had a divided board and could not get the job done until they got new board members that agreed with them. That is where Nick Betts came in with his attack on our public works director and our clerk. For 16 years our clerk has done outstanding work for this village, she spent one year training for her job. You say she is part time, as a trustee for two years I know the clerk works more hours than she is paid for. Replacing the clerk would give Ells all the power to do as he pleased, his goal is to control the board to get people elected that will follow his lead. Nick Betts was living in Oakdale, his girlfriend was working at Earls bar living in Camp Douglas, Ells told me he asked Betts to move to Camp to run for trustee, Betts [also a police officer] moved to Camp and was elected trustee. When our police officer won the rite to run in 2013, Ells lied, told him he would have to resign as a police officer if he won the trustee election. When one of our citizens got 81 votes and lost by the pull of the hat, Ells looking to fill the vacant

seats on the board refused to appoint him to the board, Ells left two seats open until the next election because he could not get what he wanted or who he wanted. [you only get one side of the story at happy hour] A sidewalk was requested by Mr. Ells for the new cemetery, he said that a citizen was willing to share in the cost, now Mr. Ells said the work was not done as requested. Not true just another one of Ells tricks to screw the village out of money. Don’t believe me ask the person that did the work, [S&S Concrete] The work was done as requested. Last board meeting a trustee asked Ells when the money from the citizen [Jim Olson] would be paid, same story, no money. At our monthly meetings there are finance reports that show where the money goes and who gets it, you can get a copy without using your name, then you will see how the village money is wasted. Your statement, It sounds like I was upset because I did not get voted as president, your statement could not be further from the truth. Why don’t you run for office? Oh silly me you would have to tell your name and think for yourself. On July 13, 2013 Mr. Betts called the sheriff dept. to report finding pornographic photographs on the public works director computer, case # oca 13-05018 the public works director was terminated on July 10 for no cause, 2013, Mr. Betts and trustee Doyle spent days at the village garage looking at the computer and other equipment, they were unable to start the front end loader and had to call in a mechanic to show them how to start the front end loader. [Betts and Doyle had no clue] or knowledge of what they were looking at, this was a witch hunt on the part of Ells and some board members. Ells told me in September that Betts was working at the Deckieville truck scales as an inspector, I asked if he was moving there, Ells said that he would move soon. Four months later Betts was still here so I drove down to Potosi, WI and found that Betts had an apartment at 178 East Street, his state patrol car was parked there in the rear. Betts would show up for meetings, each time he was asked about his resident he insisted he still lived here in Camp Douglas but his state car was parked in Potosi at 178 East Street. After speaking to a police captain Betts resigned on March 25th. In my opinion Ells covered up for Betts because Ells wanted him to complete his attack on our clerk. Betts votes come into question for the last four months he served on our board as a trustee. October 10, 2013 Doyle called the sheriff’s department to report damage to his truck, case #1307702. His report stated that his presence on the board has caused friction with James Boardman and he thinks I did the damage with a bb gun. I never had a problem with Doyle. [I don’t own a bb gun] This is what happens when you stand up to this board. President Ells did not tell the board members or the public of the findings on the village computer, The sheriff returned the computer as non-criminal actively, That this was a personal issue for the village to deal with. You would think the finding would have been shared with the board and the public to clear the name of the accused, it never happened, a blatant attempt to destroy a mans good name. Hope you will get both sides of the issues next time. This is the truth, like it or lump it. When you tell the truth, you are not afraid to sign your letter. James Boardman 40 year tax payer

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A Tribute to a friend, Bob Braund BY JOE VITCENDA Eyes are level, hips are level, knees are level, the hands are in front of the armpit and the mind is focused on the baseball! It appears to be a perfect stance and it charged into a picture perfect swing. He was the first superstar for young coach, Joe Vitcenda at Royall High School in the spring of 1969. He was the starting second baseman for the Panthers who were the undisputed Vacationland Conference Champions of baseball that year. Bob Braund used a wooden bat when he hit .349 in 1969, and the next year .360 with four home runs in a park that was 340 feet down each line and 420 feet in straight away center field. Bob Braund had a cannon for an arm that

threw balls with the speed of a bullet. His foot speed was legendary when he lead the team in stolen bases both his junior and senior years while covering a vast territory around second base. Bob passed away a couple of weeks ago in a construction accident in Kendall. It was a tremendous loss not only to his family but to the entire area. While he was a fine baseball player, he was also a great asset to the community and school district. To me he became a friend during that first week of baseball practice almost 46 years ago. It is hard to accept what happen to Bob, maybe God needs a second baseman.

Taking Refuge BY STEVE NORLING Well, spring is here, I think. The weather is a little better. We have already had one day that qualified as decent. As I sit writing this we are waiting for the rain to begin. We need the rain but I wish it was in the 70s rather than the 40s. Oh well, soon we will be complaining about the heat. Can’t ever make most of us happy. First some whooping crane news. As of April 18th two pairs had already abandoned their nests. That is a very interesting event as the black flies are not out at this time. That means that while some of the cranes may abandon their nests because of black flies, not all of them do. This is what we have been trying to prove and now we will have look for something else. That is about the only thing about this crane reintroduction, that is constant and that is that nothing is constant. Each time we think we may have a handle on one thing we learn two new things that contradict what we thought we knew. One other fact on the whooping cranes and that is that we lost another whooper. This crane was sitting on a nest and was seen during a flyover. Upon checking the nest there was a viable egg in the nest and the crane was found dead nearby. As far as we know at this time it was a victim of predation. The egg was rescued and now resides in the incubator on the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The best we can hope for is to hatch a chick and give it to another pair to raise. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed. Here is something you can plan for. The next “Family Bird Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th. “The Can You Capture It?” FOCUS on photography will be up first from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and this will be followed at 10:00 a.m. by the bird walk. The camera session is open to all ages and all levels of proficiency. Just bring your camera whether it is a DSLR, a point-and-shoot or a film camera. Share tips and tricks with others at the gathering and then take your camera and join the bird walk. Hopefully by May 10th the weather will be much better than it is now. If you are new to birding there will be plenty of others there to help you out and the walk will be led by a naturalist. Some things to watch for in nature are whip-poor-wills returning, scarlet tanagers returning, Indigo bunting and very soon ruby throat hummingbird all will be returning shortly. Pussy willows are already blooming and marsh marigolds, large trillium and birdfoot violets will be blooming. Now is a great time to be out and about on the refuge trails to see what is changing. Spring is when nature wakes up and it is great to be out and about to watch it waken. I mention the Karner Korner store frequently and there is good reason for that. There are always new items in the store. I worked this past Friday at the front desk and during slow times got to look around the store. I found more new item than I thought possible. There are many new books, especially for youngsters, new jewelry, new bird feeders and many other new items. If you have not visited the Karner Korner for a month or even a couple of weeks, there is a good chance that you will find something new the next time you do. I am not sure how the prescribed burning season is going right at this time. The crew went to Trempeleau this past week to assist them with a prescribed burn. They had already black lined and area on the refuge but the weather did not cooperate with them to complete the burn. Early spring is always this way. First there is the snow and it is too wet. Than we do not get any rain and the fire danger becomes too high to do a burn. Eventually though, everything falls into place and the burn takes place. All of the tundra swans have left the refuge for the far north, but the trumpeter swans are still here and will nest here and stay for the summer. The eagles are still on their nests and soon there should be eaglets. Something is always happening at the refuge. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

MAX BENISH from Elroy scored this 21 pound Turkey with a 10 inch beard.

An Outdoorsman’s Journal

Off Road Challenge BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, I have always said that if you are going to be an outdoor adventures writer then you had better live the part. This week I tried to play that part and now you can read about my adventure. Tuesday, April 22nd High 51, low 25 Here is the scoop, I would use my Wisconsin Gazetteer (a book of maps that I frequently use to help me discover new places in Wisconsin) and pick out a remote area in Wisconsin where I could get off road, hopefully not trespass (too much), and hike north on day one and then south back to my truck on day two. Problem one, forty of the 96 pages of my Gazetteer are missing due to other trips, so when I left my home and headed north this morning, I had no idea where I was going to do this adventure until I purchased a new Gazetteer. I figured Chequamegon National Forest would get me away from the real world and my choice would be the southern unit near Medford (Perkinstown). So what is my challenge? Head into the woods/swamp, live by a compass, wear hipboots, stay over night and no tent, campstove or sleeping bag is allowed. My plan for my evening sleeping event would be to cut a hole in the end of a trash bag and sleep peacefully inside of it on a star filled night. Another very important part of this challenge would be the serious test that I would give my right knee and ankle and left ankle. All three were injured either last fall or this winter and I wanted to see if I could handle this type of workout. My golden retriever, Fire, would be my companion as we headed north into country that is seldom seen by human beings. After one hour, my first thoughts were, I love doing this, there is a chill in the air, lots of water in the forest, and I feel great as I busted brush with a 30-pound pack on my back. I hiked 1244 miles of the Appalachain Trail in one trip with this pack, and have put at least another 2000-miles on it since, and though it is completely worn out, I love this backpack. The biggest challenge that I would have as my day unraveled was not if I could physically handle the task, but frequently coming to spring run creeks that were over my hip boots. The next largest challenge would be busting through tag alder swamps that constantly snag on my pack and body. About four-hours into my day I discovered that the fleece jacket that I planned on wearing tonight was on top, but inside of my pack, had been pulled out by brush and was gone for good. Something that I thought was really cool was almost nonstop deer sign and not one winter or wolf kill did I come across. Daylight is fading, I must build camp. My version of camp would be using a loppers and making a bed of spruce boughs and when the time came pulling my trusty trash bag (head would be out the hole of trash bag) over my head for an awesome night of sleep. It is now midnight, I have been trying to sleep for 3-hours, the air temp is 25-degrees and I am really missing my fleece jacket. I wore my hipboots to bed and my feet are freezing even though I put on fresh socks. One thirty a.m. I am completely awake, my feet are not in good shape and the inside of my trash bag is completely condensated and actually getting my clothes wet. Executive decision is made to gather firewood, build a fire and warm up. Two thirty a.m. life is good I warmed up while gathering wood and sitting by fire, I try to sleep next to my fire and put my back to close to it and my shirt gets so hot it is ready to start burning. While cooling off shirt, I run out of firewood, fire dies!

Major firewood hunt! I find an old cedar stump and restart fire around it, it is 4:20, I lay next to my fire until 6:00 a.m. get up, pack my backpack and head to truck. I snack continuously on trail mix and fruit and am doing well. After three hours I am so tired I cannot think straight. I find a beautiful spot on a ridge that is in the full sun and once again make an executive decision. Power nap! Three hours later I wake up and I am loving life! I am in no pain and all I have to do is live by my compass and find my truck. Three hours later, I find my Chevy pickup and life is perfect. Fifty-two going on twenty-two! Ready to wrestle or get run over by a sled! Sunset P.S. Sixteen miles traveled.



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May 1, 2014

Kendall Lions honor Bob Leis BY LYNETTE VLASAK

Long-time Kendall Lion member, Bob Leis, was honored at the April meeting of the Kendall Lions Club. The meeting was held April 23, at Heritage Manor in Elroy where Bob is now residing. In addition to Lion members and spouses, many members of Bob’s family and friends were in attendance. Bob was honored for his many years of service to the Kendall Lions and the Kendall community. Bob has been a Lion since 1974 and for many, many years served as the club secretary. After a few words by fellow Lion, Raye Walz, and the presentation of an appreciation award certificate, everyone in attendance enjoyed cake and ice cream in Bob’s

honor. Following the cake and ice cream, a number of business items were dealt with by the club. A preliminary financial report on the results of this year’s Fundfest was presented by treasurer, Dave Heilman. Alice Brandau reported on the plans for a Drug Awareness Program planned for May 6, at the Kendall Community Hall being sponsored by our club. The program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and everyone in the area is invited to attend this informational presentation. Officers for next year were discussed with most officers remaining the same. Lion Club scholarships will be presented by Denise Murray at the upcoming Scholastic Banquet to be held May 9 at the high school.


‘Outdoor Adventures’ was a dream of some local residents who wanted to assist those with physical challenges to be able to enjoy hunting in the great outdoors. The program began in 2010 with the help of RBJ Ranch in New Castle, Wyoming. This program assists men and woman with the chance to harvest an animal from the wide open ranges. So far they have completed 23 different harvest programs for individuals. The group relies on donations to fund the adventures for the disabled and Outdoor Adventures is hoping to expand to a Gator harvest in Florida, Boar harvest in Missouri and Mississippi, as well as Deer harvest in Wisconsin and Texas. Many local businesses have donated to this cause and will continue to help to make individuals dreams come true. The staff of Outdoor Adventures are Mike Brunner, Brad Hammermeistor, Dave Reynolds, Scott Gate, and Ray Zimmerman, all local residents. This group of individuals take 4 weeks every year to help strangers live a dream, to fulfill a goal, and bring a feeling of accomplishment. Dave Reynolds was honored to accept a $1,000.00 donation from Karas Dental in Elroy, and a $2,500.00 donation from the Kendall Sportsmans Club. Out Door Bound T.V. with Kurt Walbeck filmed a hunt at the RBJ Ranch and it will air on Channel 27 on July 12th at 11:30 a.m. out of Madison or on the FSN channel on July 13th at 7:30 a.m.

Pictured here, seated: Margaret and Bob Leis. Standing (left to right): Lion members Harvey Weiland, Sally Dana, Harry Thonesen, Judy Bonn, Skip Richie, Eileen Richie, Al Pasch, Alice Brandau, Ron Garvens, Herb Mathwig, Lynette Vlasak, Raye Walz, Allan Vlasak, and Bill Fronk. ESTHER LEIS PHOTO

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