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Mauston man charged in fight at PJ’s Bar BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On June 12th Juneau County Assistant District Attorney Jake Westman filed felony substantial battery (repeater) and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges (repeater) against 38 year old Keith Schroeder of Mauston. The charges stem from a June 11, 2013 incident at PJ's Bar in Mauston. According to the criminal complaint the Mauston police responded to a call of a bar fight. Upon arrival, officer John Nault met with the victim, Jeffrey A. Keith Schroeder Martin, and his wife. Martin had suffered a cut on the back of his left ear and was bleeding. Officer Nault could also see swelling on the left side of Martin's face near the cheek bone area. The complaint goes on to state that Martin's wife stated the couple had made arrangements earlier in the evening to meet Schroeder and his wife at the bar. She went on to state that when she was outside with Schroeder's wife the bartender came out to tell her to come back into the bar. She was not a witness to what had transpired between the men. In the complaint it states that the bartender, Angela Scharnow, came walking from the rear of the bar towards the front and Schroeder told her, "I owe your boss a new toilet....I smashed Jeff through it." Officer Nault spoke with Martin about the incident. The victim stated that Schroeder and himself were in the bathroom having a conversation about their friendship when allegedly Schroeder became upset and grabbed Martin, forcefully throwing down and smashing his head on the back of the toilet. Martin was transported to Hess Memorial Hospital where he received stitches to close the cut behind his ear. Due to bone fractures on the left side of his face he was then transported to UW Hospital in Madison. Officer Nault went to Schroeder's residence and placed him under arrest for battery. He then was transported to the Juneau County Jail. At the jail, Schroeder stated that he wanted to pursue charges against Martin and in a written voluntary statement claimed his actions were in self defense due to Martin grabbing him and not allowing him to leave the bathroom while they had a discussion about their friendship. The complaint goes on to state that in Schroeder's voluntary statement, he alleged that Martin had followed him outside of the bar and was screaming at him for at least ten minutes. However, according to law enforcement there were no witnesses to this claim. Schroeder is scheduled for a July 10 initial appearance before Judge Paul Curran. He is currently placed on a $5,000 signature bond with conditions of absolute sobriety and that he not have contact with Martin, Martin's wife, nor Scharnow.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
District Attorney addresses county board on backlog BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At Tuesday's meeting of the Juneau County Board of Supervisors Attorney District Michael Solovey provided the board with a summary report. Solovey started off by informing the board of data provided from 2012 that was based off his predecessor's, Scott Southworth's, term in office. Solovey stated that since taking office on January 8 his staff and he are managing to keep their heads above water. With that he stated that they have been tackling a backlog of cases that had never Juneau County District Attorney Mike Solovey addressed the Juneau County been filed nor declined Board on the issue of backlogged cases and his progress. to be charged. Of those tackled since January 8 have been Lake District in the Town for the update. Supervisor the measure. Brounacker went on to 14 of the office's oldest of Lyndon. The purpose of Margaret Marchetti was cases, one of which dated the board will be to over- against the measure and state that he felt Juneau County was already overthe lone nay vote. She see the needed repairs, back to 2009. Currently the backlog, according to including raising funds, stated that she receives built and was worried Solovey, has dwindled and for a dam built in the complaints about property about losing the county's the office is handling 1920's containing the man taxes all the time and did- forests and wildlife. Chairperson Peterson cases from 2012 as well as made lake. The dam has n't understand why the Brounacker been deemed unsafe and is county would be attaining reminded current ones. that recently the county another debt. in need of repairs. "Our noses are above Chairperson Alan had attained 876 acres of Sitting on the initial water in the deep end of a board are property owners Peterson stressed that land. Loyd stated that the pool," stated Solovey. most of the funding will county currently has Jay A. Johnson, Allen I. This is despite treading 16,000 acres of undevelsome recent cases requir- Schultz, and James E. be covered by grants. oped land. Land Sale Knott. Town of Lyndon ing the immediate attenLand Sales - Tax Supervisors approved Chairperson Pat Mitchell tion of the office, includJuneau County selling 98 acres of land in Delinquent Properties ing the recent shooting in and The board approved the the Town of Germantown. Department of Land, Mauston which took the and Parks In return, Juneau County following land sales of tax life of one female victim, Forestry and severely injured Administrator Brian Loyd Investments, Inc. of the delinquent properties: Lot 5 in Block 12 of will serve as members on Wisconsin Rapids will be another. paying the county Boorman's Addition in Solovey also stated that the board. The initial board will $475,000. The land will be Mauston to Kevin Tolbert from this point on he would be handling all serve as commissioners developed and 60 to 70 in the amount of $5,100. Lot 3 & 4 in Block 1 of until the first annual elec- new homes are planned to cases that go to a jury trial. Doolittle's Addition in Supervisor Margaret tion meeting of the district be constructed. Elroy to Paul Streeter in Juneau County and the election and Marchetti expressed gratitude towards Solovey for installation of their suc- Department of Land, the amount of $625. Lot 5 in Block 12 of Forestry and Parks cessors. a job well done in tackling Administrator, Brian Boorman's Addition in Radio System the backlog including Loyd, stated that the Mauston to Joseph O'Neil promissory note cases from her area in At Tuesday morning's developers have promised in the amount of $15,000. Necedah. Lots 9 & 10, except the to work an agreement with meeting the supervisors "You're putting all our neighbors in jail, and that approved a resolution to the local snowmobile club West 33 feet of Lot 10, in Block "H", in Mauston to as currently there is a trail borrow 1.7 million dollars is good," she said. "Not all of them I hope, for the installation of a that runs through the prop- Leighton Simpson, in the amount of $50. or else who would pay the new tower/radio system. erty. The E half of the SW Supervisor Tom property taxes," Solovey The note will be held by quarter except Lot 2 of Brounacker voiced an the Bank of Necedah at replied. Trout Lake District 1.9 percent interest. Most opposition to the land sale Juneau County CSM #2313, in the Town of stating that constituents of the funding will be Board of Commissioners have contacted him voic- Necedah, to Leighton Supervisors approved repaid through grants. Simpson in the amount of ing their opposition and By installing the new an initial board of commissioners for the Trout system the county will be none have contacted him $1. within a federal mandate stating they are in favor of
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Obituaries WILMER L. PENSHORN
Wilmer L. Penshorn, age 86 of Hillsboro passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse. He was born on May 28, 1927 at the family homestead in Woodland Township, Sauk Co. Wisconsin the son of Ernest and Laura (Hellpap) Penshorn. Wilmer was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wonewoc having been baptized and confirmed there. He was married to Patricia Berndt on June 10, 1953 and was able to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary prior to his passing. He enjoyed being a Dairy Farmer all his life on the Century family farm. He was proud of his three sons and his grandchildren. A loving husband, father and grandfather whose quiet demeanor emphasized his life. He was a past school board member for St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Wonewoc and he enjoyed watching the Brewers and Green Bay Packer games. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Ervin and Gordon, an infant sister, and a sister-in-law, Mae. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia of Hillsboro. His sons: Dennis (VI) Penshorn of Reedsburg Daryl (Theresa) Penshorn of LaValle - Kent (Ellen) Penshorn of Reedsburg; His Grandchildren: Melanie, Zachery (Noelle), Kristin (Lazaro), Nicole, David (Carly); His Great Grandson: Max; A Sister: Ardith (Jim) Nelson of Barneveld; Brother-in-law: Dale Berndt; and friend (Dorothy Jensen) of Wonewoc; Many nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. We honored his life with a funeral service being conducted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wonewoc with Pastor Peter Snyder officiating. Visitation was be held at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service. Burial followed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Wonewoc with military rites by the American Legion Post 206 of Wonewoc. Memorials to the New Sign Fund at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The Thompson Funeral Home of Wonewoc is assisting the family with the arrangements.
BRUCE A. SCHENK
Bruce A. Schenk, 51 of New Lisbon passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI. Bruce was born on May 11, 1962 in Kenosha, Wisconsin the son of Robert and Anne (Simmons) Schenk. Bruce attended school in Kenosha. Bruce loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved animals and raised chickens for a hobby. He liked repairing small engines. He mowed lawns for people and loved talking and being with his friends. He enjoyed music of all kinds especially country and enjoyed singing and felt comfortable singing karaoke. Bruce owned and operated a palette business in Kenosha and also worked security for many businesses. He moved to the Germantown area over 12 years ago when his friend Lynne passed away and his own health began to deteriorate. Bruce will never be forgotten and will be remembered for his sense of humor and his funny remarks that made everyone laugh. We will all sadly miss him. Bruce is survived by his mother Anne Larson and stepfather Otis Larson, his sisters Connie (Thomas) Piquette of Henryetta, OK, Colleen Bray of Waukegan, IL, many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Schenk. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Town of Germantown where friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. For online condolences please go to www.crandallfuneral.com
Wisconsin FSA Announces July 15th Deadline extension June 5, 2013 – Due to Wisconsin’s weather creating delays in planting, the Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the date to timely report prevented plant acreage to July 15, 2013, to coincide with the crop reporting deadline. Prevented planted acres normally should be reported within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop. “Wisconsin’s weather has created delays in planting, which may result in difficulty of timely reporting prevented acreage,” said Brad Pfaff, state executive director. “With the extension, producers will be able to file form CCC-576, Notice of Loss for prevented plant acreage at the same time as filing annual acreage reports which are also due by July 15th.” Prevented planting acreage, or acreage that could not be planted because of wet field conditions or other natural disaster, should be reported to FSA by July 15th. This includes crops covered by crop insurance or the Non-insured Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage. Producers should contact their local FSA office or crop insurance agent to verify final planting dates for all crops since they vary among counties and crop types. To report prevented acreage, producers must complete Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss for interested crops. Reporting prevented or failed acreage to FSA will ensure compliance with current farm programs, and possible eligibility for future disaster programs. All producers are asked to call the Juneau County FSA Office to schedule an appointment to report their planted and prevented planted acreage. If a producer misses the July 15th reporting deadline for prevented planting, they may still report prevented planting acreage as long as the disaster condition may be verified by a field visit or if the acreage was timely reported to insurance and supports the crop information reported to FSA. This crop insurance exception does not apply to NAP. Producers may call the Juneau County FSA office at 608847-7221 Ext 2, if they have any questions about prevented acreage reporting or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.
Mary Siefert at Terrace Hieghts On Wednesday, June 12, beautiful music filled the air at Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston. Musical Mary Siefert made one of her many appearances at the apartment complex. She and the tenants sat around the “campfire” and sang camping songs. The tenants are always excited for and pleased when Musical Mary visits. During her performance, she played campfire classics, like Oh Susannah, Red River Valley, and Home on the Range. Mary also sang a few humorous tunes like Ain’t It Great to be Crazy and She’s Coming ‘Round the Mountain. This is just one of the many public events that the retirement community hosts each year. For information about upcoming events, contact Shari at 608-847-2377. Also, ask about a tour - apartments are now available! This summer, Terrace Heights is running a renting special. People over the age of 62 who make Terrace Heights their home this summer, will receive the first month rent-free! Call now!
June 20, 2013
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Kendall Public Library CONTRIBUTED BY LYNETTE VLASAK Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) got off to a good start with over 50 children in attendance. This week everyone will be treated to children’s entertainer, Lou Lepore. He will be putting on his show Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Community Hall. With over 25 years of magical experience, Mr. Lepore offers fun for all ages. This program is made possible by the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Kendall. On behalf of all the SRP participants, we thank them for their generosity. SRP will meet again on June 27 and then take a break until July 18 when we will have a picnic in the park followed by a swimming party at the Elroy Pool with the Elroy Library SRP participants. Our final event of the summer will be a free movie at the Elroy Theater on Monday, July 29. The next meeting of our book club will be on Tuesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. We will be discussing A Good American by Alex George. Note that the library will not be open on Thursday, July 4. We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July.
Blood Drive While Independence Day will surely ignite many fireworks extravaganzas, the American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to spark the nation’s blood supply. The need for blood is constant, especially around the summer holidays, when eligible donors have even less time in their busy schedules to give. As part of the Red Cross Summer of Stories campaign to increase donations when they historically drop, all presenting donors between July 1 and 15 could win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards. Donors are also encouraged to visit redcrossblood.org/summer to share their summer blood donation stories and watch videos of patients whose lives were touched by donors. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Juneau County July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mauston High School, 800 Grayside Ave. in Mauston, Wis.
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Hatch Happenings BY DEBBY BROOKS
ELROY FOOD PANTRY The past two weeks at the Elroy Food
Pantry, The Elroy Woman's Club gave out summer activity packages for children ages 4 to 7 years old. Shown are Sue Wallace (Food Pantry Member), Rita Kranz and Martha Splittgerber (Woman Club and Food Pantry Members).
It’s here--our Summer Reading Program has officially begun! We will be “Digging Into Reading” each week with a variety of topics. The first week we are digging into dirt movers so that means the stories, games, crafts and yes, even the snacks, will have to do with “dirt.” No registration is required for any of the programs so be sure to pick up a calendar with the days and times of the kid’s programs and special events for the whole family. Kids ages 9-15 are invited to join our Lunch Bunch group on Tuesday, June 25 and also kids ages 4-8 for our Red Hot Readers group on Thursday, June 27 to meet the 2012 Fairest of the Fair, Brianna Huebner, and 2012 Junior Fairest of the Fair, Aly Mohlrab. They will be on hand to do programs celebrating the June is Dairy Month theme with a variety of stories, crafts and some delicious dairy snacks! On Friday, June 28 at 10 AM, Nature’s Niche will be presenting the program, “Life Underground.” There will be a variety of LIVE animals for the kids to see, touch and learn about. It’s a
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Roider found not guilty BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On June 12, 2013 after a seven day trial a jury of 12 persons returned after deliberating less than six hours found 30 year old Eric Roider not guilt on 4 felony counts including intentional child abuse, child enticement, and causing mental harm to a child. Roider was originally charged in September of 2011 for an incident that occurred earlier that year in July. According to the original criminal complaint the Necedah Area Ambulance Service responded to a call of an unresponsive child in the Town of Necedah. Once on the scene EMTs found a small 5 year old boy who was not only unresponsive but also "diaphoretic (excessive sweating as a result of shock or other medical emergency situations.) A physician at the UW Madison concluded it was her impression that the injuries had been caused intentionally and were consistent with child abuse, which included genital injuries and head injuries. At the time when the child is suspected to have been abused, he was under the
care of Lise M. Senske who was his childcare provider. Roider was reported to be a live-in boyfriend of Senske. During the 7 day trial jurors heard from expert witnesses one of which was Dr. Barbara Knox a physician at the UW Hospital who is an expert on child abuse. They also heard from witnesses, and the defendant himself.
Jurors heard the original 911 call as well as the taped interview of Roider conducted by Juneau County Detective Tim Andres. Handling the case for the State of Wisconsin was Assistant Juneau County District Attorney Clifford Burden. Roider was represented by defense attorney Cole Ruby.
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of Mauston June 20, 2013
Mauston Police Department staffing issues a focus at council meeting BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Mauston City Council a major portion of the meeting was dedicated to discussing the personnel needs of the Mauston Police Department. Mauston Chief of Police Mark Messer addressed the council stating that he wanted to speak about staffing in general for the Mauston Police Department. Messer pointed to the year of 1975 when the department had seven officers, compared with now when the department has eight. Chief Messer then pointed to the increase of the area and number of businesses, including motels which were not in the area in 1975 and businesses which have expanded requiring needed protection from the department including Sand Ridge, and Hess Memorial Hospital. "We've had in the past two years heroin houses, meth houses, and three deaths which are under investigation - two of which have been charged out and one which is coming forward. I am suggesting to you that the needs of the City of Mauston have changed and not in just the last week,"stated Messer. Messer went on to ask that the council members consider working in a unified front with the Police and Fire Commission (PFC) in looking to funding two additional positions, one police officer and one detective. Officer John Nault was present for the discussion and added his experience in handling drug investigations along with handling patrol, stating that it is near to impossible to
handle both at once due to the surveillance and time needed to dedicate to an investigation. Nault went on to state that he felt a detective would be busy "just about every day of the week" handling the various investigations the department handles. "We're running ourselves thin when we're trying to provide the service we can for the city," stated Nault. Messer stated that he was looking to council members for thoughts on how to proceed forward in working with the PFC and what would be needed in attaining the proper funding for additional personnel. Alderperson Dennis Nielsen stated that city should be proactive in looking towards finding the appropriate means in adding staff. Nielsen went on to state that he has seen crimes increase, and namely drug crimes. Alderperson Babcock had a different reaction to the request. Babcock stated that while there are new businesses on the outskirts of Mauston the downtown businesses have decreased, and the population has only increased by 500 people in 30 years when you eliminate the population housed at Sand Ridge Treatment Facility. "I think we have to be very careful about this. You're already chewing up half the city's budget. I just can't see going deeper and deeper and then the first thing you know we have to layoff the public works department because we have to fund the police department," stated Babcock. Babcock went on to state he was against increasing the force.
Tadder charged with child abuse in Eau Claire Co. BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Earlier this year former Juneau County resident, 35 year old Kevin Tadder of Altoona, made Juneau County news when he was charged with interfering with child custody. Those charges, and at the time existing warrants, led to a new warrant being issued and local law enforcement working with the Altoona Police Department in locating and apprehending Tadder. That case came to an end on June 6 during a plea agreement and sentencing. According to online court records the charge of interfering with custody was amended to obstructing an officer to which Tadder pled no contest and a guilty verdict was entered. Tadder was fined $505. On the following day Tadder was arrested in Altoona on tentative charges of intentional child abuse. On Monday, June 10, in Eau Claire County Circuit Court he was charged with two felony counts of child abuse and placed on a $500 signature bond. According to reports, including those from WEAU News out of Eau Claire and the Leader Telegram Newspaper, the criminal complaint claims that Tadder punished the children of his girlfriend by forcing a 12 year old and eight year old boy to stand on their toes with their arms straight up in the air while standing in a corner for eight minutes. The reports also state that one child claimed that if he dropped his arms Tadder would tape the child's arms around his head to keep them in the air. During a 10 month period this form of punishment was allegedly conducted as many as 20 times. The reports also claims that Tadder forced one child to do 300 pushups with one child claiming that Tadder grabbed them by the throat and pushed them. As a condition of bond Tadder is not to have contact with the children without the approval of the DHS. Tadder does have a 2002 felony child abuse conviction on his record. According to the criminal complaint for that case Tadder was accused, along with a female relative of his, of beating an 11 year old female child. That child was related by marriage to the female relative of Tadder. The criminal complaint in that case states the child showed up to school in January of 2002 with bruises covering her buttocks. The police responding to the school's call documented that "each buttock was almost completely covered with dark brown bruising and there was also a smaller bruise on her right back thigh just below the buttocks."
Kevin Tadder The complaint went on to state the child claimed that Tadder had hit her numerous times with a wooden paddle that had the child's name on it. Furthermore, she stated he swung the paddle like a baseball bat while hitting her buttocks. The child stated the reason for the beating was that she had been picking on her little sister. At the time the complaint was filed Tadder was charged with three counts of felony child abuse. Two of those charges were dismissed and he pled no contest to the other. He was sentenced to six months of jail with Huber privileges and five years probation. Online court records show that there are numerous paternity/custody cases involving Tadder and with varying mothers involved. In 2009 a domestic violence restraining order was granted against Tadder and in favor of an unnamed petitioner. Next Steps Tadder is scheduled for a hearing in Eau Claire County Circuit Court on July 22. He is being represented by a public defender Matthew Krische.
Newly elected alderperson Steve Leavitt stated he wanted to look at the big picture which included reviewing the statistics, including staffing reports, calls of service and current investigations. He went on to state that he was proactive in knowing that issues, including drug crimes, needing to be handled. Alderperson Dan May stated the process needed to start in the PFC with a recommendation that the department's staff needed to be increased. May went on to state that once that recommendation was made then the council could request the needed reports in order to decide to move forward in attaining and allocating the funding. Messer stated that the PFC would be meeting later in this month, and that the purpose of raising the issue with the council was so that the alderpersons were aware of the issues being faced by the department. Ambulance Commission Alderperson Floyd Babcock reported that the commission recently got together on May 16 where they had a ground breaking ceremony for the new facility being built on Union Street. Babcock went on to state that, "everything looks good, ambulances are running, money is there, nothing to get upset about here." Public Works Council members approved a new all purpose truck to be purchased from Madison Truck in an amount up to $50,000. Director of Public Works Rob Nelson submitted a report stating that projects are all underway and on track.
Mauston men charged in 2012 burglary On June 17th the Juneau County District Attorney's office filed felony charges of burglary of a motor home (party to a crime) against two Mauston males; 27 year old Jamie L. Price and 23 year old Colton Whitaker. Both men have also been charged with misdemeanor theft. In the case against Price he has also been charged with four counts of felony bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint on December 1, 2012, Mauston officer John Nault was on a routine patrol near 137 Milwaukee Street. It was during that patrol the officer has stated he observed a garage door to the residence was open and that there were large amounts of batteries in plain view from the street. The office noted that a car he knew to be driven by Whitaker was in the drive-way and that Whitaker was in the backseat. The criminal complaint states that Office Nault thought the collection of batteries was suspicious but he had no other information at the time. The complaint goes on to state that later on the same day Officer Nault received information from a confidential informant that Whitaker and Price had earlier in the day stolen batteries and gas cans from a location either in the Wisconsin Dells or Lake Delton area. Through an investigation conducted by the Mauston Police Department and the Juneau County Sheriff's Department law enforcement received additional information from witnesses who identified Price and Whitaker as parties who on November 30, 2012, broke into a Mauston area storage unit and had taken a computer monitor from it. Further investigation, including speaking to the owner of the storage unit, revealed that a LCD television was missing from a camper stored in the unit. Price is scheduled for a June 25, 2013 initial appearance. Whitaker is scheduled for a July 17, 2013 initial appearance. During a June 17 bond hearing Judge John Roemer placed Whitaker on a $10,000 signature bond. He is not to have contact with the victim in the case, nor his fellow defendant.
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Child sexual assault filed against Mauston man BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Just a few days before being charged with felony burglary party to a crime, 23 year old Colton R. Whitaker of Mauston was charged in Juneau County Circuit Court with a felony sexual assault of child under 16 years of age. According to the criminal complaint on December 21, 2012 Juneau County Sheriff's Department Detective Ben Goehring talked with a 15 year old female about her relationship with an adult, Whitaker. The complaint goes on to state the female said their
relationship was sexual in nature and that their encounters took place at a Mauston residence in which other persons were present at the time. Those persons include a forty-something male named "Jim" and Ryan Skiff. As reported in last week's issue of The Messenger, Skiff has also been recently charged in Juneau County Circuit Court. Currently there are on-going cases, one in which he has been charged with the sexual assault of a child. The other charges against Skiff include felony burglary-arming self with a dangerous weapon and theft of movable property.
tody of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department. In another case recently filed Whitaker is facing felony charges of burglary, party to a crime. In that case, according to online court records,
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Two new Habitat for Humanity homes to come Do you know a single parent or a couple (with or without children), who would be interested in a Habitat for Humanity house? The Adams-Juneau County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking families for two new houses to be built over the next year, starting in September of 2013, to be completed in May of 2014. One house will be in Mauston and a second house will be located in the City of Adams or the Village of Friendship. Jim Abbs, spokesperson for the Habitat Board, said “We really can’t start our planning without selecting families. While our houses are not custom-built or large we do try and accommodate families of different sizes and with special needs. Selection of Habitat families is based on several factors: • current housing that is inadequate, unsafe or unaffordable • A yearly income that does not exceed certain limits (varies with family size) • willingness to provide 250-500 sweat equity hours of work toward building their home • willingness to attend homeowner workshops before construction of their home • ability to make low payments on a 20-year zero percent interest mortgage. Six meetings are scheduled for families to ask questions and learn more. Four meetings will be at the Habitat ReStore in Mauston (N3696 Hwy 12-16) on Saturday, June 22 (1:00 PM), Wednesday, June 26 (2:00 PM) and Tuesday, July 2 (10:00 AM and 2:00 PM). Two more meetings will be held at the Adams County Community Center (569 North Cedar Street) on Monday, July 8 at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. "In order to be considered for a home, families must attend one of these family informational meetings," said Jerry Schroeder, Chair of the Habitat Construction
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Elroy Family Restaurant has new owners
BY DIANNA ANDERSON The Elroy Family Restaurant has opened under new ownership. Frank Abduli and wife Maggie have been in the restaurant business for the last 27 years. Abduli still has ownership of a restaurant in Illinois and has spent the last 13 years in Monroe Wisconsin in the restaurant business. Abduli was taken by the charm of the small town life style long ago. He likes the feel of Elroy and had passed through while the restaurant was under different ownership. Abduli knows the restaurant has been closed for a while but, hopes people will start to stop in and try
out the cuisine at the Elroy Family Restaurant. Abduli would like to hear from his customers about the menu and what they would like to see for food items. He explained that while he can not please everyone, he hopes to earn back the business of the citizens of Elroy. He is presently looking for employees that have experience the restaurant business to help grow his clientele. The Elroy Family restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m to 8 p.m. (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday), Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Monday. Be sure to stop and welcome them to Elroy.
Kendall school to be sold? BY TASHA MUELLER During a Royall School District special meeting on Monday, June 10, the board decided upon a special meeting date for the sale of the Kendall Elementary building. The board invites all Royall School District electors that will focus on the sale of the former Kendall Elementary School Building regarding acceptance upon selling to the Village of Kendall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, right before the regular scheduled board meeting, and will give residents the opportunity to ask questions regarding the sale and the ability to vote on the matter. All protocols similar to annual meetings will be followed. Earlier this year, the Royall School Board voted on the decision to sell the former school that has closed for nearly two years. The board then decided the best option for the local communities would be to sell the building for $1 to the Village of Kendall keeping the building in local control that could be used to house community agencies and businesses, much like how the Village of Wilton went about their old school building. For the past year, Traditions Child Care & Learning Center occupied the space but has been late on $1,500 rent payments and was asked to be removed from the building for the easiest option of selling the building. If the Village of Kendall does not commit on buying the building from the district, the highest bidder would be considered along with other options. Upgrades were needed to the building in 2002 as turing the space into a learning center for fourth and fifth graders as the district invested $680,000. With a decline in enrollment and constrained finances, the district closed the school after the 2010-2011 school year and moved the students to the Elroy building. To operate the building yearly, expenses include $20,000 that has led the district unable to feel the need to keep the building. Many decisions will need to be made on deciding upon the future of the building. New faculty will be making way within the district for the upcoming school year that were also approved during the special board meeting. Contracts for the new faculty include: Carmen Zant, kindergarten teacher; Kelsey Betthauser, secondgrade teacher; Kathy Buening, fifth-grade teacher; Nikki Logan, 4-year-old kindergarten aide; Stephanie Hyer, learning disabilities/exceptional educational needs aide; and Louis Hurd, high school social studies teacher.
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Thanks to the Elroy Fair Board and Elroy Lions for approving this. See you at the Elroy Fair June 27–30, 2013! Pantry is Open: Thursdays 1–2:30PM & 6–7PM on the first Thursday of the month. Located at: Grace Lutheran Church 226 Erickson Street, Elroy
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Community Supper The Community Supper will be held on Wednesday, June 26th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Royall Ave., Elroy. This community supper gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community. This FREE community meal is served on the last Wednesday of each month, and will continue throughout 2013, with some adjustments for holidays. Everyone is invited to share in this dining experience. Come and join your neighbors for a wonderful meal.
Spaghetti feed upcoming The Elroy American Legion is having a spaghetti feed to raise funds to support the Royall Legion Baseball team for the 2013 season. The spaghetti feed will be held at the Legion hall on Sunday, June 30th and will run from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The cost will be $8.00 for ages 13 and over, $5.00 for ages 6 to 12, and free for 5 and under. The meal will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and garlic bread. Beverages will be available for cash purchase. The baseball team is co-sponsored by the Elroy and Kendall American Legions. The Elroy Legion is located at 402 Franklin St, Elroy, WI 53929. The Royall Legion baseball players will be helping in the preparation and serving of the spaghetti along with the clean up duties following the feed. The Royall Legion baseball team values your support.
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LOCAL GETS GREAT JOB Alex Kelley, 2008 Royall High School and 2012 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate has accepted a full time position with Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. Alex graduated with a degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Software Engineering. During college, Alex worked for Maverick Software Consulting where he developed and ran tests for the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Next website. Alex also worked for the Wings Energy Lab at the UW, developing software to measure and monitor energy consumption in dorms on campus. Alex had the opportunity to have an internship with Microsoft during the summer of 2012. He worked to help create Windows and accepted a full time position working on the Windows Device Connectivity Team at the end of his Internship. During his final year at UW, Alex was one of Microsoft Intern Ambassadors where he mentored students and organized events. Alex's parents, Kurt and Diane Kelley, his brother Patrick, and his grandmother, Charlene Kelley are all from Elroy, Wisconsin.
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New Lisbon pool begins summer program BY DIANNA ANDERSON The New Lisbon pool has been an added asset to the city of New Lisbon for many years but did you know the most important asset to the pool has been Denise Fleming? As of this year, Fleming has been a part of this environment for 20 years. Fleming first started her lifeguard career in Black River Falls at their community pool. She was also a teacher in the Black River Falls School District at the time. Denise Fleming has served in the New Lisbon School District as a teacher for the past 25 years and gives her time in many different ways to the city. Fleming is certified as a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and follows the American Red Cross guide lines. All of the lifeguards must be American Red Cross certified and participate in teaching swim lessens which also promotes mentorship for the lifeguards and students. Fleming also teaches special needs children on a
one-on-one basis, as well as the New Lisbon school district summer swimming program, and the Necedah summer swim program. Infant and toddler lessons will begin on July 23rd through August 17th for parents willing to participate. The pool offers a healthy safe environment for the whole family and offers beverages and snacks so children have no need to leave the pool and wander around town. The pool also offers birthday parties for a $50.00 fee. The New Lisbon pool is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then they reopen at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday they are open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Season passes can be acquired for family or single persons, also there are daily passes if you wish to go once in a while. The pool also offers adult lap swim and fitness swimming every Tuesday and Thursday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and during the Wa Du Shuda days, the pool offers Teen Night.
The staff and summer swim class stopped to pose for a quick picture before getting back to class. The New Lisbon pool has 15 staff members: Denise Fleming, pool manager, Katelyn Walker, Asst. manager, lifeguards are Lydia LaBudda, Hailee Rydmark,
Leah Nicsic, Brook Waltemath, Chance Smith, Allison Woggon, Austin Granger, Nick Fleming,
Morgan McGuire, Max Jensen, Marshall Toelle, Cassie Loew, and Zach Martin.
Come and join a healthy, family oriented day at the pool.
The level one swim class learning how to float.
Level two class learning how to stroke and kick in the water.
Level six class with Derrick Bell of Tomah doing lifeguard training.
Level three class learning how to breathe and swim.
See more New Lisbon news on Page 10 of this issue
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June 20, 2013
Summer program underway at Necedah Public Library BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah Library is currently into their “Summer Program” with a lot more to come. It began last Friday June 14th with a program “Putting Down called Roots” presented by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge ranger Kara Zwickey. It continued on Monday June 17th with an open house at the library and the beginning of a week of Scholastic Book Sales. The
book sale began on June 17th and runs through Saturday, June 22nd. There are not only books for youngsters at this sale, there are cookbooks and other books that might interest adults. There are books for preschoolers, picture books, series books, holiday gift books, educational fun books and entertainment books, which range from Spiderman to Scooby Doo to Star Wars and many things
in between. That is just a small sampling of the type of books that are on display. This is an great place to get some excellent books and help out the library. On the first day of the sale several people had purchased books and donated them to the library. This is an excellent way to help the library and the community. During the open house on Monday there were refreshments and there was a draw-
ing for several prizes. Some of the local businesses donating prizes were the Taylor’d Nail Academy, Alec’s Bar and Grill, and the DNR, who donated state park camping passes. There will be more events coming up this year and they are all free. Next will be “Digging the Dirt up on Creatures Underground”. This event will be held on Friday, June 28th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM and is being put on by Nature’s Niche and
Educational Assembly Program. This is for the entire family and there will be some hands on activities. There will be a matinee showing of “Holes” on Thursday, July 18th at 1:00 PM. This is an adventure filled movie made from a best seller and is rated PG. This movie is free to everyone and includes popcorn. The last event for the summer will be “Animal Architects” put on by the Necedah National Wildlife
Refuge. This will take place on August 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. This is a great educational program about nature and should be very interesting. With all of these free events at the library there is no reason to have a boring summer. Come on out to the Necedah Library and enjoy. Check out some of the pictures from the recent displays at the Necedah Public Library.
Open enrollment could bring in six more students BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah School Board met on June 17th for their regular monthly meeting. One of the first things discussed was the open enrollment policy. The board approved open enrollment for the 2013-13 school year, which may bring in six more students. They also approved the SAGE contract, which pays schools to keep their K, 1 and 2 classes under 18 students. Superintendent Gierach said that there should be no problem doing that again this year. A discussion was held on whether a new bus should be purchased. It was brought up that by skipping purchasing a new bus several years ago; the maintenance of what we have is catching up to us. It was stated that we now have one bus that will not pass the required state inspection due to the frame being deteriorated. It was also stated that there needs to be at least three extra busses on hand for extra-curricular activities and that due to the breakdowns of the busses this year a bus had to be rented from Brown Bus
Company. The board members asked that bids be put out and that records of maintenance costs be given to them so that they could make an informed decision. A bread bid from Sarah Lee was approved, as was a milk bid from Dean through CESA. It was also approved to raise the price of lunches by ten cents and the price of breakfast by five cents. The president and vicepresident of the incoming senior class addressed the board for permission for the
2014 senior class trip to Nashville. The trip would take place April 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2014. The class voted on it and felt that it would not only be an interesting trip but could also be educational. They feel that going south of the Mason Dixon line will give them a look at a different lifestyle and they could also learn more about the Civil War. They have most of the money they need but would need to do a couple of fundraisers. There would be about 30 students and five
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chaperones. After listening to the well thought out presentation the board approved the trip. The Spanish class is going to be more than one teacher can handle next year due to the number of students. Rather than overloading Mrs. Saylor, one of the classes will be taught by a teacher from South Shore Schools using Distance Learning. This will also serve as a test as to how distance learning can be utilized. The acceptance of a dona-
tion of $250.00 from Walmart was approved. The hiring of Zack Mach as assistant football was approved and was the resignation of Mr. Daubs as assistant track coach. Kindergarten teacher Beth Hecht, who has spent the entire 42 years of her teaching career teaching at Necedah, has retired as of the end of the 2012/13 school year. It was mentioned that it is rare for a teacher to spend that long at one school and a note of
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HOPE Walk in Hillsboro
BY TASHA MUELLER The H.O.P.E. Organization from Hillsboro honors and helps victims of Cancer each year. Every year is a victory for cancer survivors and the fight continues for each individual battling this life threatening disease. Cancer survivors gathered together for a group photo that took part of the annual H.O.P.E. Walk this past Friday. Survivors made their first lap around the Hillsboro High School track with the area boy scout troops leading. All fundraising efforts go towards area cancer survivors. Towards the end of the night, a beautiful luminary ceremony lit up the track along with releasing balloons for others with cancer.
Emilie Nusse Graduates from Gonzaga University Right: On Friday, June 14th, the Hillsboro Branch of Royal Bank made a $500 donation to H.O.P.E. from fundraising efforts through sales of staff-made fleece blankets and dishcloths and the wonderful contribution of stitched items by Verta (Tiny) Revels. Pictured left to right, the crew from “The Royal Bank Community Partner Team” Ashley Phillips, Sherry Jones (Branch Manager), Luke Manke and Patricia Maitrejean with Vicki Novy and Charlene Darcy representing H.O.P.E.
Hillsboro Lions Host appreciation Dairy Breakfast BY TASHA MUELLER The Hillsboro Lions Club will be hosting their 33rd annual Appreciation Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 23 at the Hillsboro Fireman’s Park (Hwy. 33-82 west of Hillsboro). Come hungry, as the Lions will be serving their delicious items for breakfast such as pancakes, scrambled eggs, donuts, sausage, hash browns and cheese. Drinks will include milk, coffee and orange juice. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and goes until 11:30 a.m. During last years breakfast, the Lions serve over 500 all before 10 a.m. Hopeful aspirations as to serve more meals are expected with a great morning crowd. Door prizes include two youth bikes that are donated by WFLA Hillsboro Lodge 32 with sign up at the breakfast with no presence needed to win the prize. Entertainment for the morning includes the Warner Creek Bluegrass Extravaganza consisting of Chris Tengblad, Tom Myers, Kenny Hatfield, Joe Havlik and special appearances. The group will play from 7 to 9 a.m. Following suit, the Little German Band will perform right after until 11 a.m. The group consists of Everett Bradley, Randy Kubarski, and Richard Sebranek playing many favorite classic tunes. The Hillsboro Domaci Youth Folk
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June 20, 2013
Local family attends honor ceremony for son BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Harry and Beverly Schwab of Camp Douglas have just recently returned from a five day trip to Washington D.C. It was a bittersweet trip for the couple to make as Beverly's son, Tony F. Koga III was being honored. An honor bestowed only on law enforcement who suffer injuries resulting in their untimely death. On May 15, 2013 Tony's name, service, and dedication was memorialized in the 32nd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. The road leading to the trip started when Tony first enlisted in the United States Air Force. A tremendous love and respect for animals, Tony would soon work as a Military Police dog handler while he was stationed in Guam and Homestead, Florida. It was after his discharge from the Air Force in 1984 Tony joined the Homestead Police Department. There,
Tony worked as a uniformed patrol officer who was often assigned to the plain clothes division where he helped to combat crimes including narcotics and vice. On July 6, 1987 Tony was on duty and helping another officer in the chase of a fleeing suspect. That suspect was in a stolen vehicle and a chase was on. Unfortunately, in the chaos an officer coming from a different direction slammed into Tony's car sending the unit into a spin which threw Tony out and resulted in massive head injuries. For three months Tony was in a coma. After waking from the coma he spent the next eight months in rehabilitation. But, even with all the medical care and support from family and friends, Tony spent the rest of his life combating the effects of the accident which included brain damage, short-term memory loss, and other neurological issues. Due to his medical needs
Tony moved back to Wisconsin to be near his family so that they could support and help him with his special needs. The last 25 years of his life were lived close to Beverly and Harry in Camp Douglas, as Tony settled in Tomah. It was a transition in which Beverly has stated was hard on Tony, but one that didn't keep him from making friends and being well liked by those who knew him. Beverly stated that his life after the accident was hard, and that Tony often said he died the day the accident happened. The reason for that statement was because Tony could no longer do what he felt he was born to do, provide service and protection to his community. On March 8, 2011 the heater in Tony's home broke down and due to his brain injuries it is believed that Tony didn't realize his body temperature had fallen dangerously low, or had forgot-
ten to get the heater fixed. He fell asleep to never again wake up. The Monroe County coroner first ruled his death as accidental, but later amended his ruling to reflect that the cause of death was related to the brain injuries Tony suffered 25 years prior to his passing. It was that ruling and the supportive dedication of friends and the Homestead Florida Police Department which led to Tony receiving the honor on May 15 of this year. The Homestead Police Department submitted his name for the recognition, an action they believed was needed. The department has even had a street by their building renamed in Tony's honor. Bittersweet was the word used to sum up ceremony where President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker. Beverly said all there to help the families were kind, and that she knew
Tony Koga III Tony would be proud knowing his fellow peace keepers were there for his family. However, according to Beverly, Tony was a humble man who more than likely
would have questioned what the big deal was all about. After his death Tony was laid to rest in Homestead, Florida where he was buried with police honors.
ORANGE MILLS HONORS VETERANS On May 26th, a small group of Orange Mills 4-H Club members held a small ceremony at the Hustler Cemetery to honor veterans of the military service. Flowers were laid on all the veteran's graves, then members recited poems in their honor. Emily Soltvedt recited "We walked among the Crosses", Hannah Soltvedt, "Soldier's Prayer", Tyler and Jordyn Schneider "Freedom isn't Free", Shelby Krotzman "In Lander's Field", and Abby Bradley played the taps. Pictured above: Left to Right: Emily Soltvedt, Hanna Soltvedt, Tyler Schneider, Jordyn Schneider, Shelby Krotzman, Abby Bradley.
OLE LARRY GETS THE HOOK The New Lisbon Sports Club had another successful youth fisheree at the Larry Olson Memorial Pond this year. One of the young anglers caught â€˜Ole Larryâ€?, which has posed a challenge in years past. Pictured above, Gavin Courtney, five years old of Warrens, poses with his big prize. The annual event is sponsored by the New Lisbon Sports Club and the Lemonweir Longbeards. Many prizes are provided to the youth that attend each year through generous donations from area businesses along with the sponsors. The event is also a great learning experience for the youth about the outdoors and the passion of fishing.
DONATION Allied Health and Check Advance of Mauston recently partnered to hold a supply drive for the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter (CWNAS). The drive resulted in many donations of needed supplies for the shelter. It also resulted in monetary donations which were placed into the CWNAS building fund. The shelter is currently converting a 4500 square foot building into an animal shelter. When finished, the shelter will serve homeless dogs and cats from all of Juneau County. Until then the shelter continues housing homeless animals in private foster homes until they are adopted. Pictured with some of the donations collected are left to right, Julie Beall and Dr. Travis Tann of Allied Health, and Janet Carlin-Edgren of Check Advance.
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Mile Bluff staff honored BY KATHY BEHNKE
Staff members with a combined total of over 800 years of service, were recently recognized at Mile Bluff’s annual employee appreciation and awards banquet. Individuals who have served the healthcare needs of the community for milestone years of five through 45 were honored at the event. The evening included appetizers, entertainment from the Mauston High School Jazz Band, dinner and an awards ceremony. In his address to the crowd, Mile Bluff President/CEO, James O’Keefe, stated, “It is amazing to see loyalty like this. We have a great organization for people to grow with and to stay with.” He continued, “It takes a dedicated group of employees to help Mile Bluff carry out its mission, and I am honored to be a part of that team with you. I thank you for the lasting impact you are making on this organization and the wellbeing of the community.” The annual event has taken place for decades,
but this was the first banquet held as the ‘new’ Mile Bluff, which now also includes Mile Bluff Clinic and the New Lisbon Family Medical Center. O’Keefe explained his excitement about the integration, “We have a single vision, and that’s to improve the health and wellness of the community. We have a commitment to our patients that goes beyond the expected; and together we are able to provide our service area with an even higher quality of care.” Mile Bluff Medical Center is committed to providing compassionate and progressive care, improving the health and wellness of the community, and going beyond expectations in healthcare today and always. With the continued dedication of trusted employees, this mission will continue for many years into the future.
Honored for five years of service were: Carol Ray, Amanda Slater, Alysse McCrary, Becca Oetzman, Judy Fruit, Jason Nuttall, Barb Iwanowicz, Alan Webster.
Fred David, Terry Arndt, Anna Vinopal, Ann Meicher,
Barb Cowan, Sonja Gibeaut, Wendy Novacheck, Mary Lubinski, Carrie Krueger, Renee Bokota.
Also honored, but unable to attend, were: 45 Years - Natty Kranz | 35 Years - Judy Myers | 30 Years - Mary Erler, Sue Fabian, Karen Pfaff | 20 Years - Darlene Hansen, Andrea Miller | 15 Years - Pam Bolchen, Tracie Koboski, Karla Shrewsbury, Travis Simmons | 10 Years - Melissa Bloedow, Billie Burdick, Jarrod Denton, Lisa Ewert, Judy Forsythe, Kandy Horrer, Randy Randall, Vickie Sosinsky | 5 Years - Vickie Anderson, Ida Braund, Lacy Burns, Melody Christensen, Christine Dank, Jessica Douglas, Matt 25 YEARS James O’Keefe and Ruth Gensch, Bernadette Giallombardo, Martin. Julie Goers, Barb Johnson, Tricia Keating, Pam Lanners, Donna Ross, Paula Seitz, Lisa Sutter, Mandy Voltz, Morris, Jeremy Resler, Ren Revels, Sandy Wendy Wiegert .
Mary Morris, Paula Stewart, Pam Burch, David Wroblewski.
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of Wonewoc June 20, 2013
Try the Thrill of Hunt at Shooters BY TASHA MUELLER
Some think of field archery as a blend between bows, arrows, and golf. That could be because of the different course layouts, the varying challenges presented by each target or by the fact that archers enjoy to shoot in groups navigating a course. If you're looking for a local outdoor 3D range that will meet your competitive archery ranges, look no further. Located right outside of Wonewoc, surrounded by the natural wooded areas, is a range that will fit the needs of any and all who would like to stay on target and keep on practicing. "Shooters" is located at W9854 County Hwy FF, Wonewoc and is open for it's second season. Avid hunter John Farris began the process of putting together the archery range that opened last year with hopes of fulfilling all bow hunters alike with a competitive course. Farris felt the need to begin a course in the area because there are no local spots to go to. Growing up in Illinois, Farris began archery as a teenager and started shooting at a local range. "Nothing can compare to what is back at home, but I sensed the need and went with the idea," said Farris. Once starting up the idea of getting the course mapped out and where exactly the targets would be, Kate Wildenradt, Farris' girlfriend pushed his idea along and got him started on the project which took months to complete. The 3D course bow shooting range is located on 10 acres with 18 targets scattered throughout the rough terrain. The targets range from deer, bear, groundhog, raccoon, turkey, and everything in between. There are different ranges with most set at 20 yards and the furthest being 50 yards. Farris keeps the targets up-to-date with any maintenance needed
throughout the season. "It's a lot of fun even if you don't hunt, but like to shoot bow," said Farris. There is a point system with each of the targets that includes 10 points for a heart shot, 5 points for a lung shot, 1 point for a body shot, and 0 points for a leg or miss. At each target, two arrows can be used and no broad heads are allowed as field points are the only way of scoring. An aspect of this course that would entice any hunter out there is that it is all self-service. Each visit is $10 per person and only cash is accepted. After 10 visits to the range, a free visit will be given to you. Located at the start of the course, is a list of rules and instructions where a box is located to put the course fee in and a registration sign-in. Children under 14 are free with a paying adult and it is open from sunrise to sunset - come any time! If you would be interested in a season pass, it would be $100 which includes the beginning of the season in May (weather depending) going until October. One date to mark on your calendar would be Sunday, July 7 as John has decided on a free shooting day open to the public, rain or shine. The course takes about an hour and a half to complete all 18 targets. Any questions regarding the course may contact John at 608-853-1370. "It's the best practice around," said Farris. "Become a good shooter and have some fun while doing it." Stop on by Shooters for a fun-filled archery range that is local, competitive, and most importantly open to all who enjoy the sport.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant awarded for the second consecutive year at W-C BY TASHA MUELLER The Wonewoc-Center school board received word from principal Michelle Noll during Monday night's regular meeting that the district will once again be receiving the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant for the upcoming school year. The grant provides children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables. The level of funds is determined by the school's enrollment and available funding provided by the USDA. The purpose of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is to expand and increase the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables children experience and consume. W-C will be awarded $50 per elementary student, which roughly amounts to $10,000 depending on upcoming enrollment numbers. The same grant the school received during last school year ended in May, as funds came from the district. Knowing that the funds can run out before the school year is over with, the district will be looking into getting less pre-packaged items that generally cost more to purchase, as the majority of getting the items ready can be done by staff. A lot of start-up costs from last year would not be needed for the upcoming year as the program has worked out great for the students. An idea from Noll would be to have the Food Productions class during both semesters to have the students package items as a class assignment rather than having items arrive that way. Now that the district has received the award for a second year in a row, different steps can be taken to use the grant as reasonably as possible. A lot of kids are participating in the summer school pro-
grams that began this week. The next few weeks will be fairly busy for staff and students trying to learn everything possible through the courses. A week off will be taken during the fourth-of-July holiday and then classes will begin on July 8. Swimming lessons will begin in July and August and summer rec is up and running. Building projects have been underway at W-C, beginning with a needed removal of asbestos. There were 67 fittings within the junior high that were removed, along with the main office floor. The fittings were unfortunately not part of the project plans but were completed.The removal occurred on Saturday as a day project and the areas passed the air control test. Two more days of demolition will be occurring throughout the bathrooms as the project is making headway upon completion before school begins and is on schedule. There have been 267 work orders completed throughout the school year and has held tremendously. Building project director, Chad Rick stated that the project will save the district money that can be used for additional items such as upgrades to the locker rooms. Plumbing has been a major issue that needed to be addressed and was completely fixed with properly flowing hot water. Approvals included: Base Wage Agreement with Teachers/Support Staff at 2.07; Supplemental Pay for Teachers (step, lane, longevity and Support Staff (longevity); budget 2012-2013 over expenditures; handbook changes; bread bid accepted to Hannah Gold and milk bid going to Alby. The next regular school board meeting will be Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Shooters owners and operators, John Farris and Kate Wildenradt began the self-service outdoor 3D range a year ago to open up a fun and competitive range for all avid archery hunters alike. Shooters is located at W9854 County Hwy FF, Wonewoc and is open for the season until October.
Wonewoc Student make Deans List The University of Wisconsin-River Falls spring semester Dean's List honoring 1,384 students has been released by Registrar Daniel Vande Yacht. To be named to the Dean's List, a full-time undergraduate student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an "A" and "B" average. The following area students were named to the list: Jennifer Hagemann of Wonewoc, WI, majoring in Journalism. UW-River Falls is located on 226 acres 30 miles from downtown St. Paul, Minn., and is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research and sustainability efforts.
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Wonewoc Area Soccer League enrollments The Wonewoc Area Soccer League is excited to announce that the league is moving back to the fall! We are currently accepting enrollments for the fall 2013 season! If you are interested in signing up, you can find the enrollment forms online at www.wasl.webs.com or by contacting one of the new representatives from each town. Wonewoc-Jen Gander 608-464-3383, Elroy-Renee Marshall 608-479-0308 and Hillsboro-Denise Huntley 608-528-4525. WASL is a community based program ran through donations and with volunteers from our great communities. If you are interested in
helping out the league by coaching or working in the concession stand or if your company would like to donate to the league, please feel free to contact WASL President Troy Gander at 608-464-3383. WASL is proud to help support our community in many ways. One of these ways is offering a scholarship to a graduating seniors who are a member of the league for up to $1000!! Don't miss out on the Fall 2013 season, registrations are due June 30th!
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THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - CLASSIFIED ADS
The Messenger of Juneau County’s want ads are just $10 for the first 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. To place an ad, call 1-(608)-462-4902, fax to 1-(608)-462-4903 or email to: email@example.com. We reserve the right to reject any ad that does not meet our standards.
APARTMENTS NEW LISBON: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Includes heat, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, dryer and garage. Located on Allen Road, New Lisbon. Call Real Estate Management 608-356-5050 or go to www.realestate managementsolutionsllc.com b1tf FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedroom house $425. References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf
HOUSES FOR RENT
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT: 2 bedroom mobile homes available in Mauston area. References and Security Deposit Required. Call 608-847-6159. b1tf
UNION CENTER: 6/21 & 6/22, 8am to 4pm at 663 Pine Street (Farra residence). Little tikes, lego table, electric fireplace, round table & 4 chairs, treadmill, 2 desks, file cabinet, hundreds of mystery books, glider chairs, tricycles, toys, games, all kinds of baby equipment, purses, shepherd’s hooks, women’s XL, fertilizer spreader, chainsaw, truck bed extender, Toro electric blower/vac. Our biggest sale ever!
NECEDAH: 1.5 Acre Country living, like new 3 BR home, 2 car AT-Gar, Grt rm, Loft, Fireplace, catwalk, skylights, bsmt. $800 month plus utilities. Security Deposit. No pets. Elec. Stove, Smoke Free (608) 565-2478 b46-3
HOUSE FOR SALE NEW LISBON: 1 or 2 bedroom. Rent based on 30% of income. Great location and affordable rent! Call Mel today at 1-800-944-4866 Ext 126. Equal Housing Opportunity. b30tf MAUSTON: One bedroom Second floor apartment. Includes heat, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer. NO PETS. Rent $500/mo. Security Deposit $500. 1 year lease. 608-562-3577 or 608-542-0120. b36tf NEW LISBON: 1 bedroom, 1 bath. City of New Lisbon. Washing facilities on site. Includes sewer and water. $425.00/per month with $425.00 security deposit. Please call 608-847-3747 or 608-547-2326. b36tf MAUSTON: 1 1/2 bedroom, second floor. Downtown. Includes heat, refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer. NO PETS. Rent $525, Security deposit $525. 1 year lease. 608-853-1396 or 608-562-3577. b45tf NEW LISBON: Available in July Lower One bedroom apartment, Stove, ref, off street parking included. Reasonable rent, security deposit required. Call 605562-3459 b46-2 WONEWOC: Large one bedroom apartment. Heat included, appliances included. Call Sandy at the Hair Care Center 464-3366. b47-2 NEW LISBON: 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo. 1 car garage, fireplace, washer & dryer. $700/month. 1 year lease. Available July 1st. NO PETS. 608-548-6094 b47-2
HILLSBORO: 2 bedroom rent based on 30% of income. Private entry, storage. On site laundry. Call TODAY 608-489-3258. Equal Housing Opportunity. b47tf
HOUSE FOR SALE
$174,000. (N894 Cty Rd G Wonewoc) Completely remodeled 4 bedroom 2 3/4 bath house for sale. Beautiful open-concept kitchen, dining, and living room with bamboo hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, new maple cabinets, and a wood-burning fireplace. Main floor laundry is near bedrooms. Basement is newly finished with a family room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. Walkout basement includes a shop area with access to the backyard. A spacious 2.5 car detached garage is also included. Relax on a huge wrap around deck and enjoy the amazing views from the top of the ridge. Country living on your own 1.5 acres 1 mile from town! Go to chutehouseforsale.shutterfly.com or call 608-547-0960 for more information.
SERVICES Computer Repair. Contact Dave Heilman 608-4637646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. New and refurbished computers in stock. I make house calls! b1tf
FOR SALE WOOD PELLETS: Pure premium Hardwood pellet Fuel. $169.00 a ton. No scrap lumber, no verneers, no softwoods, cash and carry only. For details call Steve at 608-547-4048. p33-7 LAWN MOWERS: Good walk behind mowers, some self propelled, some mulchers. Call after 5:00 pm. 608-853-3548. b45-2
Employment HELP WANTED: We are currently hiring a Driver to run various errands. This is an “on call” position and experience driving a pickup truck as well as a straight truck is needed. Please apply in person at 113 Railroad St., Elroy, WI 53929 or call (608) 4625066. Equal Opportunity Employer. b41tf
KENDALL: Clothes: Boys (9mo-5), Girls (4-12), Adult clothes, car seat, youth car seat, toddler bed, Boppy pillow, crib quilt, sporting goods, toys, books, misc. Henderson’s, 111 Mari Street, Kendall. Friday, June 28, 8–4. Saturday, June 29, 8–Noon. p47-2
ELROY: June 19–21. 213 Erickson Street in Elroy. TH 4-7, FRI 8-5, SAT 8-12. Baby swing, walker, Diaper Genie, Boy & Girl clothes 0-2T, toys, Girl Youth clothes 7-10, shoes all sizes, Women’s 16-24, men’s LBig-N-Tall, blaze orange hunting outfit & Misc. household items. p47
HUSTLER: 206 W. Main Street, 6/20–6/22 Thurs, Fri, and Sat 8–?. The Bell Girls Annual Sale! Boy 9 mo-5T & 10-14, girl 7/8-14/16, junior girls S-XL, some women’s clothing, men’s SXL, glider rocker, microwave, household items, generator, MIG welder, Fischer Price booster seats, Pack-n-Play, sit & stand stroller, toys, toy box & more. b47
WONEWOC: June 20, 21, 22 from 8am–5pm. 513 Center Street, Sunrise Apartments. Furniture and collectibles. b47
WONEWOC: June 21, 22, 23. W10012 Feight Rd. Chevy S10 Topper, Tonneau cover, Girls and Boys Bikes, Toys, Clothes for Boys and Girls, Etc. p47
MORE ADS PG. 17 HELP WANTED - UNION CENTER The Village of Union Center is accepting applications for a highly motivated, self-directed team player to fill a full-time utility operator/ village laborer position. Duties include street maintenance and repair, snow removal, mowing, operations and maintenance of the wastewater plant, well house, water and sewer main and lift stations, plus many miscellaneous duties. Some weekend work required on a rotational basis. Union Center has a DNR Grade 2 activated sludge and grade 2 disinfection WWTP. Applicants should have Grade 1 Groundwater and Water Distribution and Mechanical Sludge Handling licensures. Wage range will DOQ. Previous wastewater and water utility experience preferred but not mandatory. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain a CDL within 3 months of employment. Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013 to: Village of Union Center, PO BOX 96, Union Center, WI 53962. Phone (608)462-8810 #1. Applications may be obtained by contacting Kerri at the Village Hall.
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: • Ability to Work in a Team Oriented Environment • High Ethical Standards • Excellent Communication Skills • Friendly Personality • Disciplined • Able to Work Flexible Hours • Highly Organized
• 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
Call Mark Rudig or Bobbi Southworth for an appointment at 608-562-3100 or email resume to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Rudig Jensen Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram “Where Community Really Does Count!”
Mauston Police Department Part Time Clerical Staff Mauston Police Department seeks clerical staff to fill part-time position. Experience in variety of Microsoft applications preferred, including data entry, word processing, digital recording and document transfer. Duties include cash handling, transcription, use of multi-line phone system, general office equipment use. Knowledge of police procedures and/or court system desired. Detail oriented individual, ability to deal effectively with the public in stressful situations. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Must pass background investigation. Approx. 20 hrs/week M-F no evenings or weekends, unless scheduled. $11.00/hr. Application and job description available at Mauston City Hall, Mauston Police Department, www.mauston.com, or email@example.com. Submit letter of interest, application and resume to: Police Dept. Clerical Position, Attn: Administrative Assistant, 303 Mansion Street, Mauston, WI 53948-1329. Application deadline is June 21, 2013. EOE
CANDIDATES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Southwest Family Care Alliance currently is seeking to fill two member-atlarge appointee vacancies on its Board of Directors for terms to begin immediately. Applicants must reside in: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland or Sauk county. The Alliance is a thirteen county managed care organization that administers the Family Care program to residents of Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Pierce, Richland, Sauk and St. Croix Counties. Its mission is to provide comprehensive, long-term managed care for frail elders and adults with physical/developmental disabilities, building upon community and family support to enhance quality of life and member outcomes. The Appointee must be able to attend regularly scheduled meetings, generally every other month. Assistance with transportation to/from meetings can be arranged, if needed. Board members are eligible to receive a per diem and mileage reimbursement for each scheduled Board meeting they attend. Interested applicants must submit 1) a cover letter, explaining how their background & experience would be beneficial to the Alliance if they were selected to serve on the Board, 2) an SFCA application form, 3) résumé, and 4) provide three references. For more information and to get an application, call Tina Montonaro at 647-1559. Application forms also will be available at Southwest Family Care Alliance offices, 28526 US Hwy 14, Lone Rock, WI, and on-line at www.familycarealliance.org. Applications should be submitted by July 12, 2013, but will be accepted until the positions are filled.
THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs Defendant(s) NORMA L. MILLER, et al. Case No: 12 CV 54 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 25, 2012 in the amount of $425,763.15 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 2, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold "as is" and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: in the main lobby of Juneau County Justice Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The ¼ of the Southeast Southeast ¼ of Section 10, Township 14 North, Range 3 East, EXCEPT the following: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the said Southeast ¼ of the Southeast 1/4; thence along the West line of the said Southeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ bearing North 0°00` East, 680.5 feet; thence along a line bearing South 89°53` East, 636.1 feet, to the centerline of a town road known as Fox Road; thence along a line bearing North 77°56` West, 39.00 feet, to the Westerly right-of-way line of said Fox Road being the point of beginning; thence continuing along the last mentioned line bearing North 77°56` West, 132.00 feet; thence along a line bearing North 20°05` West, 165.00 feet; thence along a line bearing South
77°56` East, 132.00 feet; thence along the extended and the Westerly right-of-way line of said Fox Road bearing South 20°05` East, 165.00 feet to the point of beginning. AND FURTHER EXCEPTING a parcel described as follows: Commencing at the East ¼ corner of said Section 10; thence along a line bearing South 17°15`05" West, 1297.73 feet, to a point in the centerline of C.T.H. "I", being the point of beginning; thence along the centerline of C.T.H. "I" on a curve to the right having a radius of 477.46 feet, its chord bearing South 48°34`50" West, 126.38 feet; thence continued along the centerline of C.T.H. "I" on a curve to the right having a radius of 477.46 feet, its chord now bearing South 64°17`20" West, 127.45 feet; thence along a line bearing South 11°43`15" West, 134.14 feet; thence bearing South 67°58`40" East, 505.44 feet; thence bearing North 17°42`20" East, 282.94 feet; thence bearing North 59°05`40" West, 370.34 feet, to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING therefrom Lot 1 of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3299, recorded in Volume 14 of Certified Survey Map on Page 79 being located in the Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ and the Southeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 10, Township 14 North, Range 3 East, Town of Summit, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1779 Fox Road, Wonewoc, WI 53968 TAX KEY NO.: 29036-346.1 Dated this 22nd day of May, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Russell J. Karnes Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1054982 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Michelle Ann Skala-Triebs Case No. 13CV115 I am the petitioner and state: My address is N4948 County B, Mauston, WI 53948. I was born on August 4, 1963 in the State of Virginia. The name that appears on my birth certificate is Michelle Ann Skala. My birth certificate was issued in the State of Virginia. My current job is a teacher. I do not work in a job for
which a license has been required by any state, or my only professional license is to teach in the public schools in the state. I am not a convicted sex offender required to register under ss 301.45, 938.34(15m) and 938.345(3), Wisconsin Statutes or a similar law of any other state. I wish to change my name to Michelle Ann Skala for the following reason: divorce. Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Leavern S. Rice Case No. 13CV101 I am the petitioner and state: My address is W6055 9th Street, East, Necedah, WI 54646 I was born on April 27, 1945 in the State of Wisconsin. The name that appears on my birth certificate is Leavern Stuart Rice. My birth certificate was issued in the State of Wisconsin.
My current job is Disabled. I am not a convicted sex offender required to register under ss 301.45, 938.34(15m) and 938.345(3), Wisconsin Statues or similar law of any other state. I wish to change my name to Vernon Stuart Randles for the following reason: Been using this name all my life. Did not know my name was not legally changed to Randles on Birth Certificate. Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: Jack D. Salter Case No. 13PR35 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An application for informal administration was filed. The decedent, with date of birth June 2, 1934 and date of death April 11, 2013, was domiciled in Juneau County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 607 S. Main Street, Necedah, WI 54646. The application will be heard at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300, before Diane Mortensen, Probate Registrar, on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. The deadline for filing a claim against the decendent’s estate is September 6, 2013. A claim may be filed at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. /s/ Diane Mortensen Probate Registrar Dated May 24, 2013 Curran Hollenbeck & Orton S.C. Catherine C. Orton State Bar No. 1014941 111 Oak Street P.O. Box 140 Mauston, WI 53948 608-847-7363 Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff Vs. Defendants ATTORNEY JAMES P. MULLIGAN AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF MIRIAM B. FLOWERS; VILLA PINES LIVING FACILITIES, LLC; Case No. 10 CV 000337 Case Code No. 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 6, 2012, in the amount of $100,669.88, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 9, 2013 at 10:00 am TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court.
PLACE: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, WI 53948 Property description: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE IN JUNEAU COUNTY, STATE OF WISCONSIN: LOT 6 AND THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 5; LOT 7 AND THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 8, ALL IN BLOCK 13 OF T. WESTON & COMPANY'S SOUTH ADDTION TO THE VILLAGE OF NECEDAH, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM VIGINIA D. WORACHEK TO MIRIAM B. FLOWERS BY DEED RECORDED JANUARY 23, 2002 IN DOCUMENT # 609107 IN REGISTRAR'S OFFICE OF JUNEAU COUNTY. Tax Key No.: 291610519 Property Address: 300 W. 13th Street, Necedah, Wisconsin 54646. Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: June 13, 20, 27, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: Nancy A. Campobello Case No. 13PR43 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An application for informal administration was filed. The decedent, with date of birth August 22, 1936 and date of death April 7, 2013, was domiciled in Juneau County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W5477 County Road G, Necedah, WI 54646. The application will be heard at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300, before Diane Mortensen, Probate Registrar, on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. The deadline for filing a claim against the decendent’s estate is September 6, 2013. A claim may be filed at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. /s/ Diane Mortensen Probate Registrar Dated May 24, 2013 Curran Hollenbeck & Orton S.C. Eric S. Johnson State Bar No. 1052016 111 Oak Street P.O. Box 140 Mauston, WI 53948 608-847-7363 Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
June 20, 2013
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC as servicer for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Fremont Home Loan Trust 2005-1.Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-1 Plaintiff vs. Defendant(s) ROBERT J. MURRY, et al. Case No: 12 CV 227 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 28, 2013 in the amount of $72,944.41 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold "as is" and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: in the main lobby of Juneau County Justice Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: A part of lot 10 in block 1 of the original plat to the city of Elroy described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of lot ten (10) of block one (1) of the original plat of the city of Elroy, running thence southeasterly along the east line of main street one hundred seven (107) feet; thence northeasterly at right angles with main street
eighty (80) feet; thence northwesterly parallel with main street to the north line of said lot ten (10); thence west on said north line of lot ten (10) to the place of beginning; in Juneau county, Wisconsin. And All of the land lying north of lot number ten (10) in block number one (1) of the original plat of the city of Elroy, south of the highway and west of the C. & N. W. RY. Right of way. Also all of that part of lot number ten (10) in block number one (1) of the original plat of the city of Elroy in the county and state aforesaid described as follows, to wit; commencing at a point in aforesaid lot number ten (10), which point is eighty (80) feet easterly from the west line of said lot and eighty (80) feet northerly from the south line of said lot and running thence in a northerly direction to the north line of said lot; thence east on said north line to the right of way of the C & N.W . RY. Thence southerly along said right of way to a point eighty (80) feet from the south line of aforesaid lot; thence westerly to place of beginning, Juneau county, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 104 South Main Street, Elroy, WI 53929 TAX KEY NO.: 292210642 Dated this 22nd day of May, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: June 6, 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BANK OF MAUSTON, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. JOHN R. BARKER, ANGELA A. BARKER and TARGET NATIONAL BANK, Case No. 13-CV-24 Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 Tax ID No. 29251CMA314 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on May 22, 2013, in the amount of $80,963.64, the Sheriff, or his assignee, will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:20 o’clock A.M. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of the sale in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts Office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, no later than ten
days after the Court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is”, is not available for viewing, and subject to all liens, encumbrances and unpaid real estate taxes. PLACE: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 7, Block 3 of Boorman’s Addition to the City of Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, together with that portion of the W ½ of the vacated alley lying directly east of said Lot 7, Block 3 as vacated at Volume 428 of Records, Page 311. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 510 N. Union Street, Mauston, Wisconsin 53948. Dated this 24th day of May, 2013. /s/ Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County ATTORNEY INFORMATION: Attorney Thomas J. Casey Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. 111 Oak Street, Post Office Box 140 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948-0140 (608) 847-7363 Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice. Publish: June 13, 20, 27, 2013 WNAXLP
June 20, 2013
THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff vs Defendant(s) ROBERTA K. HAZARD, et al. Case No: 12 CV 12 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 5, 2012 in the amount of $206,253.15 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 9, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold "as is" and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective.
PLACE: in the main lobby of Juneau County Justice Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3061 recorded April 9, 2003 in Volume 13 of CSM, Page 1, Document No. 620243, located in the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 Section 31, Township 14 North, Range 5 East, Town of Lyndon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W3410 Dore Road, Lyndon Station, WI 53944 TAX KEY NO.: 2902-407422 Dated this 22nd day of May, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: June 13, 20, 27, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff vs Defendant(s) KATHLEEN M. LANG, et al. Case No: 12 CV 168 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 3, 2013 in the amount of $71,039.65 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: July 9, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold "as is" and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is
offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: in the main lobby of Juneau County Justice Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 13, of Assessor`s Plat Number 2 of the City of Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 471 West Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948 TAX KEY NO.: 292510211 Dated this 16th day of May, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to www.blommerpeterman.com to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: June 13, 20, 27, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Order Setting Time to Hear Petition for Administration and Deadline for Filing Claims (Formal Administration) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: Mary K. Mooney Case No. 13PR45 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: The decedent, with date of birth May 28, 1932, and date of death May 16, 2013 was domiciled in Juneau County, State of Wisconsin with a mailing address of 180 Oak Street, Lyndon Station, WI 53944. THE COURT ORDERS: The petition be heard at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Br2 before Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Curran, on July 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
You do not need to appear unless you object. The petition may be granted if there is no objection. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is September 13, 2013. A claim may be filed at the Juneau County Courthouse, Mauston, Wisconsin, Room 2300. Heirship will be determined at the hearing on petition for final judgment. Publication of this notice is notice to any persons whose name or addresses are unknown. /s/Diane Mortensen Dated: May 31, 2013 Katherine Campbell LaRowe, Gerlach, Taggart LLP. State Bar No. 1012154 P.O. Box 231 Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-8231 Publish: June 13, 20, 27, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY THE NECEDAH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. BRIAN W. THOMAS GRACE A. THOMAS (f/k/a GRACE A. UKSAS) d/b/a THOMAS AUTO CLINIC SOUND GARDEN STATE OF WISCONSINDEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PAYLESS TIRE & EXHAUST, INC. Case No. 10-CV-101 Tax ID No. 29161563.3 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 19, 2010, in the amount of $116,257.25, the Sheriff or his assignee will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock AM TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of the sale in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts Office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, no later than ten
days after the Court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is”, is not available for viewing, and subject to all liens, encumbrances, and unpaid real estate taxes. PLACE: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Parcel One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 2434, recorded in Volume 9 of C.S.M., Page 186, being a part of Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 1473, recorded in Volume 5 of C.S.M., Page 250; being located in the NE 1/4 NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 13, Township 18 North, Range 3 East, Village of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1811 North Main Street, Necedah, Wisconsin Dated this 4th day of June, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County ATTORNEY INFORMATION: Attorney Thomas J. Casey Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. 111 Oak Street, P.O. Box 140 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948-0140 (608) 847-7363 Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice. Publish: June 20, 27, 2013 July 11, 2013 WNAXLP
TOWN OF LEMONWEIR OPEN BOOK NOTICE & BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF LEMONWEIR, Juneau County Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. Stats., the 2013 assessment roll will be open for examination at the following time: July 10, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm Town of Lemonweir Town Hall, N3935 19th Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948 At the Open Book session, instructional information and objection forms will be available. These documents will assist with scheduling a hearing before the Board of Review. Hart Appraisals, Inc. will be present and available to answer question at Open Book. Please call the assessor’s office to make an appointment at (608)-372-2964. Board of Review July 10, 2013 from 5pm-7pm Town of Lemonweir Town Hall Please be advised of 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 view 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 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 48hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person's reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take. (TRANSLATION: if you plan to object to your assessment, you must contact the clerk before July 8th.) When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the 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 by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73,03(2a), that the Assessor requests. 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 persons may testify by telephone NOTICE is hereby given this 25th day of June 2013 by: Carin E. Leach, Town Administrator Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY THE NECEDAH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. BRIAN W. THOMAS and GRACE A. THOMAS f/k/a Grace A. Uksas, and STATE OF WISCONSIN, Case No. 10-CV-150 Tax ID No. 29161151.012; 29161151.006 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on May 25, 2010, in the amount of $52,594.94, the Sheriff, or his assignee, will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 10:05 o’clock A.M. TERMS:Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office at the time of the sale in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts Office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts Office in cash, cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds, no later than ten
days after the Court’s confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold “as is”, is not available for viewing, and subject to all liens, encumbrances and unpaid real estate taxes. PLACE: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot 6 of Assessors Plat #3, Village of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Also Lot One (1), Block Two (2) of Kingston’s Addition to the Village of Necedah, per recorded plat thereof, now know as Lot Three (3) of Assessor’s Plat No. Three (3). PROPERTY ADDRESS: 602 Winker Street, Necedah, Wisconsin 54646. Dated this 4th day of June, 2013. /s/ Brent Oleson Brent Oleson, Sheriff of Juneau County ATTORNEY INFORMATION: Attorney Thomas J. Casey Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. 111 Oak Street, Post Office Box 140 Mauston, Wisconsin 53948-0140 (608) 847-7363 Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without notice. Publish: June 20, 27, 2013 July 11, 2013 WNAXLP
ROYALL SCHOOL DISTRICT Royall School District Notice of Special Meeting of the Electors Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Royall School District: City of Elroy, Townships of Fountain, Plymouth and Wonewoc of Juneau County: Village of Kendall, Townships of Clifton, Glendale Wellington and Wilton of Monroe County: Township of Hillsboro, Vernon County. The Royall School District board of education and board clerk have called for a special meeting of its electors, which will take place at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Royall Intermediate School Commons, 1501 Academy Street, Elroy WI to discuss and possibly authorize the Royall School District board of education to sell the Kendall Elementary School building and property located at 601 Spring Street, Kendall WI 54638 A quorum of the Royall School District board of education will be present, but the board will take no action. Dated this 13 day of June, 2013 Doug Waterman, District Clerk Publish: June 13, 20, 2013 WNAXLP PUBLIC NOTICE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF MAUSTON BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY Due to a resignation, the Board of Education for the School District of Mauston is seeking to appoint to the Board a citizen of the district who is committed to public education. The appointment will commence upon official action by the Board and will conclude on the fourth Monday of April, 2014. Citizens of the School District of Mauston who are interested in this appointment, must send a letter of interest addressed to: Board Appointment Attn: Melodye Jones School District of Mauston 510 Grayside Avenue Mauston, WI 53948 Please include current contact information, along with a brief statement describing your interest in serving as a member of the Board of Education, as well as any special qualifications you may possess for this position. Deadline: This information must arrive in the Mauston School District office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013. Posted For Public Information May 21, 2013. By: Christine M. Weymouth, Ph.D., Superintendent Publish: June 6, 2013 June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
The Messenger is NOT publishing a paper the week of
July 4th, 2013
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June 20, 2013
TOWN OF SUMMIT Notice of the Open Book and Board of Review For the Town of Summit Pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes the assessment roll for the Year 2013 assessment will be open for examination on the 10th day of July, 2013 at Summit Town Hall_ from 4:00_P.M. to 6:00_P.M.. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Summit of Juneau County shall hold its first meeting on the 10th day of July, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Summit Town Hall. Please be advised of 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 view 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 files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members 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, the 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 expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of Summit 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 determined 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 persons may testify by telephone. Tammy Miller, Clerk Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
VILLAGE OF WONEWOC
Publish: June 20, 2013
TOWN OF GERMANTOWN VILLAGE OF WONEWOC VILLAGE OF WONEWOC The following have applied for beverage license for the 20122013 license year with the Village of Wonewoc: “Class B” Beer and Liquor License Dick Minett d/b/a Wooden Shoe These applications will be reviewed/approved at the Wonewoc Village Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Lee C. Kucher Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
TOWN OF GERMANTOWN NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK State of Wisconsin Town of Germantown Juneau County Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wisconsin Statute, the Town of Germantown—Juneau County assessment roll for the year 2013 assessment will be open for examination on Friday the 28th day of June, 2013, at the Town Hall Community Center, located at N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI 53950 from 6:00 p.m.—8:00p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection, and the Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 11th day of June 2013. Marion Uphoff Clerk / Treasurer Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
VILLAGE OF WONEWOC The following have applied for beverage licenses with the Village of Wonewoc for the license year 2013-2014: Class “A” Beer License Hillsboro Farmers Co-Operative Warehouse, d/b/a/ Wonewoc Fastrip. Darrell Becker d/b/a J & S Grocery, Class “A” Liquor License Darrell Becker d/b/a J & S Grocery “Class B” Beer and Liquor License Bernice M. Bronk d/b/a Bernie’s Wagon Wheel II Spencer Allen Degner d/b/a Degner’s Corner Bar Dick Minett d/b/a Wooden Shoe Joanne Marie Mayer d/b/a The “Mayer’s” Office Clark-Gurgel American Legion Post 206 Brian Byington d/b/a Byington Land LLC Class “B” Beer License Carol Schoonveld d/b/a Old Blue’s Pizzeria These applications will be reviewed/approved at the Wonewoc Village Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Lee C. Kucher, Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
TOWN OF SUMMIT Notice of Application for Class “B” Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses TOWN OF SUMMIT The following business has made an application for a license to operate in the Town of Summit for the period between July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Melissa Berberich, Matt Kratz located at N795 State Hwy 58 Wonewoc, known as “ Summit Ridge LLC” Formerly known as “Summit House, Inc.” Anyone wishing to make comments on said application may do so by contacting either the Town Clerk (Tammy Miller @ 985-7106) or the Town Chairman (Ed Pfaff @ 985-8516). Tammy Miller, Clerk Publish: June 20, 2013 WNAXLP
June 20, 2013
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Wonewoc fourth quarter Honor Roll WONEWOC-CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT 2012-2013 Fourth Quarter SEVENTH GRADE HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Noah Shore Kinsey Thums HONORS (3.0 – 3.499) Lexi Wohlrab ** Represents 4.0 GPA** EIGTH GRADE HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Lesa Holloway Elliott Jacobson Alethia Knutson
Kristine McCann Ashley McHone HONORS (3.0 – 3.499) Christopher Chipman Alexis Miller Lyndon Nelson Victoria Revels Audrey Schnoor Walker Shore Paige Stout FRESHMAN HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Bailey Miller Masan Polk Kelsey Rego Kaylee Snyder
Emily Tracy Tyler Vinopal **Lane Wohlrab** HONORS (3.0 – 3.499) Sierra Carlyle Megan Thompson SOPHOMORES HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Madeline Benson Matthew Bouras Marcus Holloway Chayille Knutson Casey Krueger Kylie Ruetten **Carly Shore** HONORS
(3.0 – 3.499) James Baldwin Sara Benish Crystal Bitter Kaitlin Brockman Montana Bruch Matthew Doering Alana Fry Chelsey Karstetter Emma Schumann JUNIORS HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Anna Fink Kali Harris Mason Huebel Zoe Kaun Allen Keller
Lilah Krueger Sophie Kuhn **Adam Shore** Kaitlyn Skaro Ashley Thompson HONORS (3.0 – 3.499) Jason Bell Alice Buirjato-Simoes Evan Czarnecki Ashley Ennis Stacey Garner Brandon Holloway Cuger Rego Alexis Sake Matthew Schwichtenberg Eleonora Tanferna SENIORS
HIGH HONORS (3.5 – 4.0) Gabe Benson Josh Brockman **Sara Eberhardt** Christopher Goodenough Emma Jacobson **Haley Krueger** Erin Laack Bree Melvin Palmer Schroeder Jamilee Vinopal HONORS (3.0 – 3.499) Whitney Harrison Alissa Manthey Jonathan Skrabel
Mauston Middle school fourth quarter Honor Roll 6th Grade "A" Honor Roll Lauren E. Franek Jessica L. Golinski Sara Y. Gomez Maxwell J. Miltimore Benjamin C. Trute Abigail M. Voss Alexander R. Beers Arielle C. Arneson Julieanna A. Bermeo Samuel R. Chisick Hallie L. Becker Christopher M. Jopling Aiden L. Jay Tyler R. Jirousek Trevor R. Gallagher Emma C. Wesley Gryphon S. Georg Mattisyn A. Denton Kyle M. Sorenson Amber L. Deitz "B" Honor Roll Joseph K. Bauer Damion L. Meurett Dominick J. Meurett Arianna F. Demeuse Wyatt J. Finucan Katlyn G. Andres Garrett G. Neve Zachary R. Floyd Rayn T. Vang Dylan J. Erler
Zachariah J. Bennett Jacob J. Cafferty Jonathan P.Leandro-Scheppa Victoria M. Hryniewicki Brandon R. Langer Emma C. Voigt Kasandra R. Hall Josiah W. Ziebell Asa Maguire Dakota J. Anderson Dylan J. Bollig Caitlyn E. Bellock Kyran C. Fitzgerald LeAnn I. Martin Kaeden W. Neve Dakota G. Barrix Kara N. Stubbs Emily A. Jacobchak Chandler C. Schmid Ty J. Denton Mariah M. Harmsen Carter J. Messer Dyna J. Luke Alexis A. Ramer Dylan R. Heintz Angela L. Crow Shays A. Winker Dana M. Talbert Seth J. Froehlig Mandie M. Dalberg Skye K. Jakel 7th Grade "A" Honor Roll
Taylor K. Bellile Nolan R. Buss Crystal M. Cafferty Rachel J. Davies Grace R. Hammer Kayli R. Salzwedel Kara E. Kidd Kelsey R. Georgeson Preston R. Shields Lauryn M. Luke Travis R. Johnson Emily E. Reigard Kevin A. Kusteif Kristen N. Stapka Jonathon D. Munson Wesley J. Pfaff Alonda C. Schwedrsky RileyKay L. Champlin Skyylar K. Brescia "B" Honor Roll Ariana M. Bilz Lexi R. Bruce Ian C. Fenner Lindsey M. Zoller Alexandra K. Wood Dylan P. Dearth Hayley L. Makela Meagan N. Holt Logan T. Larson Joshua M. Domenech Ryan M. Williams Sara M. Erickson Evan L. Baas
Andrew A. Babcock Alexander J. Kluender Lexxie B. Roesler Alexandria C. Tiffany Cierra C. Vanderhoof Blake R. Nelson Yueping Vang Niki A. Iglesias Thomas R. Gruman Dylan Schulz Beth D. Voigt Alyssa L. Gonzagowski Taylor M. Swiger Nicolas A. Breunig Tyler T. Walker 8th Grade "A" Honor Roll Kaitlyn A. Asdigian John T. Bauer Travis D. Erler Mitchell R. Gray Tarren R. Hall Vanessa R . Klein Nathalie J. Hzynicwicki Joshua M. Behling Jenna M. Blasco Gabrielle M. Lee Miles G. Nielsen Rylie J. Honnold Marie E. Duffy Erin M. Bauer Riley L. Luehman Ciera S. Vopelak
Mauston Boys Tennis
Grace C. Miltimore Thomas Tarver "B" Honor Roll Jared T. Lenze Kailey I. Murphy Grace J. Ferguson Lindsey A. Harvey Anna M. Ziebell Jessica M. Wilkey Ian M. Donaldson Thomas W. Stapka Katelyn S. Scully Kayley D. Brescia Natasha M. Colson Madalyn M. Hansen Naly Vang Estrella L. Hartje Nicholas A. Wilkerson
Tiraissa M. Buchanan Kailey N. Luke Morgan M. Place Kaitlin R. Babcock McKena L. Huffman Garret J. Georgeson Jenna R. Maki Skye K. Braunschweig Gesia M. Nava Malisha S. Jay Cali M. Ogurek Danasha A. Norton Breanna L. Powell Austin Wilson Caleb J. Flint Lolita (Lolli) Burke Matthew W. Chambers Lily J. Jurkowski
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RUMMAGE SALE Wed. June 26–Sat. June 29 All kinds of items!! You name it, we have it!! Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp 304 Hill Street Wonewoc, WI 53968
Wonewoc-Union Center School District JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH For the 2013-14 school year Applications may be found via the website at http://www.theclasslist.com/wcschools or at the high school office. Please attach any credentials. Please return your application to: CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTY JOHNSON 2013 Mauston High School Golden Eagle Boys Tennis Award recipients and their coaches, at their End of the Season Banquet, that was held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. From Left to Right: Assistant Coach Ryan Bjelland, Neil
Staplin and Lance Swarley received the "Mad-Dog" Awards, Josh Leach received the "MVP" award, and Jacob Schmocker received the "Most Improved" award, standing with Head Coach Derek Felska
WC Schools, Attn: Tory Needham 101 School Rd Wonewoc, WI 53968 *Applications will be taken until the position is filled. The Wonewoc-Union Center School District is an equal opportunity employer.
The Messenger THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY
June 20, 2013
All about George Gore
George Gore has been a favorite for readers of The Messenger newspaper for many years. He is a very important part of the weekly issue put out by the staff of The Messenger. Patti Gore, George’s daughter, obviously has a flare for the written word also. Patti sent this word scramble in to honor her father for Father’s Day.
BY BILL SMITH With brand new blacktop in downtown Elroy, and freshly painted crosswalks on it, I am again reminded that I am not too enamored with Wisconsin's current pedestrian laws. The problem I see is that none of us fully understand or continually follow them. For instance, I have had drivers stop to let me across when I was simply standing on the sidewalk, with no actual intention to cross. More likely there are drivers that assume because the vehicle they operate is heavier and sturdier than any pedestrian they have the right-of-way. And then there are drivers who dutifully stop for me and wave me across their lane into the path of another vehicle that is not prepared to yield to me. As I understand it, drivers are not obligated to allow pedestrians the right-of-way unless that pedestrian has already started to cross. Then they should do whatever is necessary to see that they make it to the other side. Here is how a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation summarizes the law: Drivers must: • Yield to pedestrians when crossing a sidewalk or entering an alley or driveway
Lets see how much you really know about George, how much have you picked up on in the past 14 years since George’s debut in The Messenger? Happy Father’s Day to George and Happy Anniversary to Mr. George and Mrs. Mary Ann Gore on 60 years of marriage.
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BY NANCY J SCHNEIDER Ray has been home three weeks now and we are doing our best to adjust. A lot of people ask how things are going and I really don’t have much of an answer except to say, “We take it one day at a time.” I’m not being evasive, there just isn’t much to tell. I really want things to go back to normal but I’m thinking that isn’t gonna happen. In fact, I sorta forgot what normal was. Now we are establishing a new normal. Like it or not you take what you get. But then I reconsidered things. Why do I want things to go back to the way they were? They certainly weren’t perfect, so why do I want that? Maybe it’s because it’s comfortable, it’s familiar, it’s what we were used to or something like that. There’s no two ways about it that we are two separate people with two different ways of doing things and two different sets of priorities, so why go back to doing things only one way? After all these years of “putting up with things” maybe we should stand our ground on what we want to do and how to do them. That causes problems though. That seems selfish. It’s so much easier to just go along with the flow and not try to upset things by doing them the way I would like to do them. I had those four months of pretty much doing things my way and it became kinda nice. That’s not the way things should work though, and I do want things to work. Yet maybe going back to doing what we always did isn’t the answer at this point. We are both getting a bit “long in tooth” and we’ve had a wakeup call letting us know we aren’t going to be here forever. So maybe we need to start our “bucket list” and try to do something different. Problem with that is I don’t have a bucket list. I truly don’t have much I want to do before I check out of this old world. I just want to live comfortably, have my family close by, have my precious dogs (although I always have room for more than two dogs but I know that’s out) and simply enjoy life. My Dad used to say, “Let’s just be happy”
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and he was right I guess. Doing what? Well, about the same as I always did I guess. I got to thinking about the song by Tim McGraw about living like you were dying and what would you do. I have absolutely no desire to go skydiving or ride on a mechanical bull. I already climbed part of the Rocky Mountains so I don’t have to do that again. I guess I could love deeper and speak sweeter and I always try to be a friend that a friend would like to have. Of course we can always better ourselves, but other than that there really isn’t much I’d like to do that I haven’t already done. I want to continue to do a lot of them, so maybe that counts. But new things? There aren’t many that I can think of. No desire to do any world traveling, but possibly another trip to Canada would be nice. I truly enjoyed it when we went on those trips. I’ve been out west, I’ve been out east, we certainly went north but I really haven’t traveled south. Maybe that could be something to put on a bucket list. Then again, it’s a rather short bucket list if that’s all I can come up with. So I’m right back where I started this column. I think going back to “normal” and the way it was is probably what I desire most. It wasn’t the greatest existence but it was familiar and I knew my way around things. I’m not real crazy about change of any kind, so making a bucket list and trying out new things probably isn’t the best idea for me. Granted there are times when it’s hard to tell whether I’m carving a niche for myself or digging a hole, but as long as I keep trying I guess it will work out. I do keep trying even when it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it. Until next week when I’ve sorted out things in my mind I’ll leave you with this true NO-nonsense thought: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. n Nancy J Schneider is a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and writes freelance. Nancy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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by George Gore
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JUNEAU COUNTY CROSSWORD
ANSWER KEY FOR GEORGE GORE WORD SCRAMBLE AMBITION CHARACTER ETHICAL FAMILY MAN FRIENDLY
• Yield to pedestrians who have started crossing at an intersection or crosswalk on a "walk" signal or a green light, if there is no walk signal • Yield to pedestrians who are crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection where there are no traffic lights or control signals • Not overtake and pass any vehicle that stops at an intersection or crosswalk to permit a pedestrian or bicyclist to cross the roadway safely Pedestrians must: • Yield to drivers when crossing a road where there is no intersection or crosswalk or where the pedestrian does not have a green or "walk" signal and where vehicles have a green signal • Not suddenly move into the path of a closely approaching vehicle that does not have sufficient time to yield for a pedestrian • Walk on and along the left side of a highway when not walking on a sidewalk. Note: This law does not apply to bicycles. Bicycles operate under the same laws as other legal vehicles on the road and should always stay on the right side of the road.
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THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY
Letter to the Editor than maybe insurance or legitimate reasons, check and ask what it is about. I know for sure now that the purchase on Mother’s automatic withdrawal was called DESTINY RESEARCH CENTE WOODBRIDGE IE. This is MARIA DUVOL. Please check on your parents even if you feel you are sticking your nose in. My parents always seemed to be on top of things. Always paid their bills, kept doctor’s appointments, took their meds right, were out and about with friends, and seemed capable of taking care of their own business. They kept the secret well, and that is what the scam artists feed on. The knowledge that they are not going to tell anyone that they are in a mess that they don’t know how to get out of. You will be doing them a favor if you sit down and go over their bank statements and credit card purchases with them. They may need to close out their old checking account and get a new one and close out their credit card account and get a new one to stop the automatic withdrawals. All this I found out too late for them, but if I can get everyone aware of what is going on, some of this will hopefully stop. This is a crime, and the privacy act needs to be amended to protect everyone from the scammers. So, please get the word out so at least some people will be aware of what is going on. If some older people realize they aren’t the only ones in this fix, maybe more will come forward for help. If children of older parents sit down and have a talk with them about scammers and automatic withdrawals they may save their parents a lot of money if they have an opening to say that is happening to us. Lets hope that the word gets out and hopefully at least some of this will be stopped. Thanks, Some very disgusted children
Elroy’s own, Helen Milne, was sent this anonymous letter. She felt strongly that people should know that this is going on and offered to sign it with her own name. Hi Helen, I talked to you last year at the garage sale when Mother and I brought in things Father had. I will soon bring in clothes etc. from the house of Mother’s. My brother and I are trying to get rid of things to sell the house. I know you talk to a lot of people at the meal site, garage sale, and food pantry. I think everyone, needs to be aware of things to watch for. Maybe they could help a lot of older people, and hopefully alert the children to check on their parents. I am sure many older people who find themselves in over their heads don’t want their children to know that they are in trouble, yet they don’t know what to do. The roles are reversed as when we were kids we didn’t want to admit some wrong doing to our parents either. Through all this confusion, going through papers etc. we have found some very disturbing things that all children of older parents should take time to check into. One thing that really disturbs me is that the privacy act protects scammers. It was probably intended to protect personal information but there needs to be a change in that law. No one and I mean no one who has any knowledge of what is going on can alert the children or POA about a scam. If a social worker finds that an elderly person is being scammed their hands are tied. The only thing they can do is try to talk the person into closing their checking account and credit card account. This seems to be overwhelming for an older person as they like most of us don’t get a real person to talk to and we go in circles pushing this number and that number and
saying some word to try to get to someone to talk to. There are two things I would like everyone to keep an eye out for and if at all possible alert the family. Boxes and boxes delivered from Publishers clearing house. I found checks written for hundreds of dollars a month and if the merchandise was not kept it cost postage to send it all back. Junk bracelets, necklaces, etc. as “prizes” with the promise that perhaps you could be a big winner which never happens. Pretty tins, which come with fancy nuts, candy, etc. inside and cost a fortune. Those pictures are so pretty that they just have to send for it. “Junk” mail, what I found was letters from everyone thanking her for the donation and wanting more. Her checking account showed she “donated” to around twenty places most months. A good share of these places I never heard of. The VERY WORST or at least in my opinion is a fortune teller, psychic, medium or I say scam artist, called MARIA DUVOL. Her address is Sparks, Nevada, although it is probably actually some mansion in a far away place. She not only had automatic amounts taken from Mother’s checking account but also an automatic withdrawal from her credit card every ten days. I can’t help but wonder how many people she is stealing from with only a promise of a bright future, good job, and whatever else she sees that they want. The promise of a better job to people who are retired????? I am sure by the time they realize she is taking so much of their money they don’t know what to do or where to turn for help. They certainly don’t want to admit it to their children. So, I hope people become aware of mega junk mail, every day, lots of boxes delivered, and children of older parents, if you see automatic withdrawals from their checking accounts other
An Outdoorsman’s Journal
BY STEVE NORLING As far as we know at this time the one crane chick that was born in Marathon County is still alive and well. The two nests, one on the refuge and one on Meadow Valley are still active and over halfway through the incubation period. That bodes well for more young to be born yet this year. There will probably not be any more re-nesting as it is getting very late in the nesting season. That was the one bad thing about spring being so late that the pairs did not nest until late not giving them time for a re-nest when their first attempt failed. That is one of our problems in this reintroduction of the cranes, we cannot control Mother Nature. The only public event still to take place in June at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is the monthly FOCUS on photography meeting. This will be held on June 22nd from 9–10 AM in the visitor center. This month the group will be focusing on pollinators and will be giving tips on how to get the best photos of these small creatures. Everyone is welcome so come on out and enjoy. However, you may want to begin planning for July now. The “Refuge Wildlife Series” will take place on Saturday, July 13th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. There will be a ranger led discussion on the Redheaded Woodpecker followed by a short hike into an area where some of these little beauties can be seen. Another event for July is the ECO Explorers day Camp. This is for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2013. There are limited openings for youngsters so pre-registration is required. This will be a 3-day Day Camp in which the campers will explore the critters that call the refuge home and will include hands-on activities including fishing, photography, hiking and much more. Call now for more information on pre-registration. The camp will take place from Tuesday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 25th. Call the refuge at 608-565-4421, which is Kara Zwickey’s number and she can give you the information you need, The other event for July is the regular monthly meeting of the FOCUS on photography group. July’s topic is the Karner blue butterfly. Hopefully this meeting will occur during the second flight of the Karner. If you are visiting the refuge during the next several weeks you may see a number of youngsters working around the area. They will be this year’s YCC crew, which has started their summer employment on June 17th and they will be on the refuge until August 9th. This year’s group is very diverse consisting of two boys and two girls. The four are all from different communities. Necedah, Nekoosa, Tomah, and New Lisbon are all represented. These youngsters usually do an excellent job so if you see them congratulate them. As many of you know the YCC program hires a number of youngsters each year to do various jobs such as painting, landscaping, etc. around the refuge. They are paid minimum wage and five hours a week are spent on environmental education. This gives these youngsters an idea if they would like to go into this field of work when they graduate. The outlook for blueberries does not look too good for this year. I have not made a complete long walk through of the refuge to check, but what I have checked does not look good. One of the problems may be that the drought last year stressed the plants too much and they need time to make a comeback. In reality, this should be a great year, as we have had no frost after the blooming began and we have had plenty of rain to give the berries some size. I will be continuing to go out on the refuge checking the areas where I feel that there should be good berries this year. I will continue to keep you apprised of what I find through this column. A couple of interesting things this week: first I saw my first buck deer of the year on the refuge this week. It was quite a distance from me so all I could tell that it was a buck and it was in velvet. The other item is that a family of badgers has made their home in the middle of the parking lot of the old headquarters building. They are right in the middle of the old lot where all of the plants are. Stop and check it out. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”
A Night on Puckaway BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, When I was a kid growing up in Poynette, the lake that my dad, my brothers, and myself fished the most often was Lake Puckaway, which is located in Green Lake County and we stayed at Stan’s Puckaway Resort in Marquette. When I say stayed, I mean camped in a tent (except for every other year, dad would rent a cabin for the week), used an outhouse and dad either cooked on the grill or with a two burner Coleman stove. In our peak, dad and I camped at Stan’s ten times a season and let me tell you we were fish catching machines. Before it was even getting light out, dad would be cooking eggs and making toast. Next, if my brothers were along, dad towed them behind our rental boat using a 6-horse Mercury outboard and Tom and Mike were in a ten-foot flat bottom boat. We would do the long ride to the east end of the lake and just as it was getting light out, drift and cast Mepp’s Spinners. For the most part, we would load the stringers up with northern pike in the 24-28 inch range with generally a bonus walleye. When the sun killed the gator bite we headed into the weeds for bullheads and bluegills and we always came back to camp with a basket full of fish. This week I returned to Puckaway, launched my boat at the public landing at Stan’s, called my boat home for a night, lived in memories of yesteryear and caught a ton of fish. Sunday, June 9th High, 71, low 50 It has been years since I pulled into Stan’s and my first observation is that it has been closed for a long time, and next a local canoe fisherman told me that Stan passed away (go to heaven pal, you were an excellent resort operator). I was given a tip on a spot to catch some big gills but told that yesterday was the day to be here. With a ton on my mind, my pup Fire for a companion, and lots of gear I headed my 16-foot MirroCraft towards fish paradise. It was late in the day and I caught a bluegill, three sheephead, and one channel cat and was enduring some strong winds when I made an executive decision to head to an island that I have fished near in the past, where I might get out of the wind. Comorants are a nasty, fish eating bird that live in trees and make a lot of noise. I set up shop near a colony of these birds and rigged three poles with large bobbers; number 10 hooks baited with a crawler and began catfishing. Next, I prepared two propane lanterns for my night on the water and just like that, the cats were hungry. Fishing and catching catfish, especially when alone and in the dark is kind of crazy. Here is an example, I am alone, I am listening to classic rock and roll music, I am enjoying a cold Leinenkugels! Holy Moly, something is trying to pull my pole in the water. Channel cats have no finesse about the way they bite. They grab the crawler and head for the other end of the lake at full speed. Netting a catfish and keeping it out of your other lines is also a challenge. By 11:00 p.m., with additional background music being provided by the comorants which fly into their colony all night long and make constant sounds like a dinosaur, I had five cats in the livewell and I am thinking, maybe I could catch a limit of ten if I played my cards right. By midnight, I had 8 cats in the livewell and I am thinking I
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can do this! Just after 1:30 a.m. my last cat, which was a hard fighting 8-pounder joined his comrades and I attempted to take a picture of all ten with my self-picture taker on my camera (you have no idea some of the crazy stunts I do to provide pics when alone). Soon after that I was laying out my bedroll in the bottom of my boat and looking at the stars and thinking happy thoughts while listening to the comorants above me. I had put my cats on a stringer for the photo and put them in the lake when I went to bed. At 3:15 a.m. I heard a huge, underwater, air type of explosion and then my cats started going nuts on the stringer. In a complete half sleep, I shined a light over the side of the boat and came face to face with the largest snapping turtle that I have ever seen in my life and he was trying to eat fresh catfish. The executive decision was made to put my catch back in the livewell and then I slept like a baby in paradise. The next morning, I had motor problems and then went bluegill fishing, I caught some of the largest bluegill I have ever seen in my life and highly recommend Puckaway for quality fishing. A special thanks to Stan and Emily Kocurek for running an awesome resort and my dad, the late Robert Walters for taking me there! Sunset
Mark Walters with a limit of channel cats!
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Saturday, June 29
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