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With deep regrets, Kryder resigns from Mauston School District BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD

Village President Earl Ells at last week’s board meeting.

Board addresses Sheriff’s letter At last week's meeting of the Camp Douglas Village Board, trustees addressed an issue revolving around Village President Earl Ells and a recent Juneau County Sheriff's Department investigation into possible violations of the Code of Ethics for Local Public Officials. Ells stood by his comments published in last week's issue of the Messenger stating that information given to authorities regarding his actions on the Armed Forces Day committee and moving festivities at one time inside a bar he owns, were false. Ells stated that at the time such actions took place he did not own the bar in question. Ells did state that the investigation was a reminder to himself and the trustees for a need for on-going training on ethics, especially for newly elected officials. Camp Douglas resident Jim Boardman attempted to comment during the time the issue was being addressed by the trustees. Boardman stated, "You're sugar-coating this and what the Sheriff stated in his letter." Ells pointed out to Boardman that the time for public comment had elapsed. Ells warned that if there were further outbursts he would ask that Boardman be removed from the meeting. As to Boardman's reference to the Sheriff's letter, he was speaking of a notice written by Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson which was issued at the time the investigation had concluded and after Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey made the decision not to proceed in charging Ells with the violations as, in his opinion, the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Sheriff Oleson wrote, "I suggest that you contact your Village Attorney for direction on this matter. As a Board Member you cannot participate in any action of the Board that will benefit you financially. If future violations do occur, my Office will have no alternative but to request the issuance of criminal charges by the District Attorney's Office."

At Monday evening's meeting of the Mauston School Board, an unexpected resignation was accepted by board members. Assistant High School Principal Doug Kryder submitted his resignation which was effective immediately. Kryder told the Messenger that his resignation was submitted with "deep regrets" but he felt it was something he had to do in his and his family's best interest. He is leaving the Mauston School District for a position at the Albany School District where he will be the junior high and high school principal and serve as the district's RTI coordinator. The Albany School District is in southern Wisconsin. A small school district with just 500 students. Kryder stated he is looking forward to working with the students and getting to know the Albany community. He went on to state that he greatly regrets there was not enough time before his departure to tell students and parents of his decision nor to say a proper goodbye. "I have nothing but pure appreciation and gratitude toward the students and community here in Mauston," he stated. That sentiment is one shared by many when they speak of working with Kryder during his time at the Doug Kryder resigns as assistant principal. Mauston School District. "Mauston was his home - he loved the community and students," said Tommy Miller who coached with Sharing Supper and promote the organization's meswrestling side by side with Kryder. sage throughout the state. "I think this is a huge mistake, one of the biggest ones Many have questioned why in recent years the district this District has made - letting Doug slip away. Albany is is losing so many administrators - a question that appears getting one of the best administrators in the state," Miller to be more vocal now with Kryder's resignation. stated. Miller stated he felt that the district should work to get Miller went on to express that Kryder was beloved by Kryder back to Mauston. many and dedicated to the students. "This is his home and where he belongs," he said. "He wanted to work with students - one on one. He was Despite the questions and his comment that his resigthe first one in the building in the morning and the last to nation was with deep regret, Kryder said he looks forleave in the evening," said Miller. ward to his future. Others in the community shared Miller's sentiments. "I understand that parents send their most precious Marianne Cherny worked with Kryder during the time assets to us and I never took lightly my responsibility to she spent teaching in the district and both serving with protect and educate them. I will continue to do just that," the Kiwannis. he said. "I am crushed - just crushed," she said. "Doug leaving During his extensive time with the Mauston School is a great loss for our students." District, Kryder has worked as substitute teacher, Dean of Cherny went on to reminisce about the time she spent Students, assistant elementary school principal, assistant teaching the lower grades at West Side Elementary. high school principal, and wrestling coach. "Doug would take time out of his schedule - make time If you want to know what type of person the man is, to come in and read to my students. The kids looked for- Cherny stated that you can get a glimpse into him by the ward to him coming. They wanted to meet his expecta- way he has always signed his emails and lives his life tions - he was a role model to many of them," she said. "Be kind to everyone, for all are fighting great battles." In recent years Kryder had worked closely with Margie Strouse and the Mauston Sharing Supper. Strouse stated that it was Kryder who was instrumental in creating a partnership between the community organization and the school district. Strouse stated that Kryder helped in getting Sharing Supper an international recognition which is being highlighted this month at the I n t e r n a t i o n a l C i t y / C o u n t y Management Association Convention in Boston. "He was an asset to the Mauston community," said Strouse. Kryder stated that he Doug Kryder took many hours out of his regular schedule to read to children will continue to work at West Side Elementary during his time there.

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Erwin Earl (Pete) Sherer passed away September 6, 2013 in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Pete was born February 25, 1928, to Gerald and Mabel (Lipke) Sherer, one of four brothers. Pete served in the United States Navy as a helmsman aboard the USS Huntington, LC and saw countries such as Africa, Egypt, France, Italy, and Panama. He married his beautiful bride, Jeanette Elsie Wendtland on May 8, 1948. Pete not only drove cab and school bus, he also operated a wrecker for Tyler’s Scrap Iron Yard. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and board games. Pete is survived by his daughters Linda Rott, Susun Sherer (Randy Straight), and Corine Sherer (William Steele), and his sons Steven (Brenda) Sherer and Peter (Kathy) Sherer; two brothers, Jerry (Betty) Sherer and Gary (Ruth) Sherer; several grandchildren, Julie (Matt) Erickson, Jeffery (Mandy) Fry, Jennifer Marshall, Lindsey Rott (Matt Hernandez), Theresa Rott, Jayson Sherer, Heather Schmidt, Joseph (Becca) Sherer, Joshua Sherer, Jaramie (Karin) Sherer, Sarah (Keith) Slaney, Zachary Sherer, Shane (Cynthia) Trepes, and Anthony Trepes (Elizabeth Chapman), Caleb Steele, Dalton Steele, Dana Steele, Nathan Steele, Hunter Steele, Quintin Steele, Dakota Powell, and Gary Palmer; Special nieces and nephew, Lyn Robinson, Lori Cravat, and William Wendtland, and many great-grandchildren. Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Cindy Fry; grandchildren, Jonathon Fry, Christopher Rott, and Rachel Rott; his parents Gerald and Reba (Moore) Sherer, and Mabel Sherer; and a brother, Junior Sherer. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kirby and Family Funeral Home of Bull Shoals, Arkansas and Thompson’s Funeral Home of Wonewoc, Wisconsin. A memorial service for Erwin Earl (Pete) Sherer will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home Friday, September 20, 2013; with burial for family and close friends Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery in Wonewoc, Wisconsin.


Edmund W. Lewerenz, age 95 years, of Elroy/Mauston, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Fairview Nursing Home in Mauston, Wisconsin. He was born on March 6, 1918 to Albert and Amanda (Preuss) Lewerenz on the family farm in the Town of Plymouth, near Elroy. Edmund was united in marriage to Laura Hagemann on October 14, 1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mauston. He was a lifelong farmer on the family farm he was born on. Besides farming, his next love was dancing. He also served on the Plymouth Town Board for several years. She preceded him in death on July 28, 1998. Survivors include his children, Caroline (James) Wake of Stoughton, Donald (Jean) Lewerenz of Elroy, Vernon (Cindy) Lewerenz of Waunakee, Betty (Richard) Knutson of Mauston, Celesta (Norbert Jr.) Leis of Wilton, Ardis (Markus) Enderle of Mauston, Dawn (Gene) Ramer of Mauston and Dean Lewerenz (Colleen Mason) of Elroy; 23 Grandchildren; 44 Great Grandchildren; sister, Marie Leatherberry of Elroy; and three brothers-in-law, Alvin, Lawrence, and Edward Hagemann. In addition to his wife, Laura, he was preceded in death by his Parents; brothers, George, Robert, Henry, Albert; sisters, Ella Lewerenz and Adeline Rollins; an infant son, Arnold; grandsons, Eric and Timothy Lewerenz and a special friend, Sylvia Huffman. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, with Rev. Wesley Dunbar officiating. Burial was in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. For online information go to

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Andrew “A.J.” Suehs, 37, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013. He is the beloved son of Andy and Teri Suehs, New Lisbon, WI, cherished brother of Teri Czemierys (Mike), Oconomowoc, WI, and Shelley Ferguson (Tom), Parkville, MO and treasured uncle of Emily Ferguson and Godfather of Aubrey Ferguson, and forever pal of Tootsie. A.J. is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A.J. was born in Oconomowoc, WI on July 2, 1976. He was a graduate of Oconomowoc High School and UW Whitewater and lived in Madison, WI for several years. He was a huge Badger and Packer fan and loved his family, dog, music, electronics and the outdoors. He most recently joined Leer Corporation of New Lisbon as a Safety Manager. A memorial mass in A.J.’s honor will be held on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in New Lisbon, WI. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to the church or family is welcomed. Online condolences and guestbook available at

Lyme Disease Support Group for our six county area CONTRIBUTED BY GARY CEPEK 1) Our area-wide Lyme Support Group plans to highlight the honorable and necessary role of family and friends in the lives of those afflicted with Lyme and/or other Tick Born Diseases. We welcome spouses, children, friends, and all interested persons to attend as we honor those so necessary in our lives. Come merely to glean helpful information, or to share your thoughts and experiences about living with Tick Borne Illnesses (TBI). Your lives are as deeply affected by TBI as are ours. Come on Friday, September 27, 2013 to the meeting room of the Hillsboro Public Library, 819 High Ave., Hillsboro, WI. from 6:30-8:00pm. Any questions or comments? Email us at, or phone 608/489-2725 (ask for Gary). 2) TBI is a personal affliction. When the bacteria or amoeba enters someone's system through an insect bite, that individual becomes physically ill. If TBI is not treated quickly, the illness often becomes chronic, radically causing a deterioration of one's health, physical abilities, and independence. BUT, TBI is also a family affliction. The spouse, the child, the family, or even the caring friend of a TBI sufferer also begins to suffer from the loved one's illness. That one whose mutual care has such a benefit up to the point of his/her illness, may for a while, perhaps a long while, become the one whose burdens must be borne by those who love the TBI individual. The physical demands of giving so much care may and do wear down the caregiver to some degree, perhaps greatly. Inner tensions may build, fed by feelings of loneliness, uncertainty about the future, lack of support, loss of personal time, neglect of spiritual nourishment - you, the reader, can think of many more. Just as the person infected with a TBI needs help, even so does the spouse, child, family, and caring friend. Please know that the problems you face in caring for a TBI sufferer are not unique to you. Our support group meets to provide as resource for all those afflicted by TBI. Thank you, dear Editor, for being a conduit of information for our community.

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Becerra moves forward to arraignment BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD In court on Monday 42 year old Neil Becerra of Necedah waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Becerra, who is charged in two separate cases with a total of 23 felony counts including sexual assault of a minor, was represented by defense attorney Maura O. Melka. Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey appeared for the State of Wisconsin. Cases against Becerra will now move forward to an arraignment hearing. Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Taggert heard the hearing via phone and continued the $100,000 cash bond on Becerra. In the cases against Becerra the alleged victims are young females known to him. The sexual abuse alleged is reported to have been on-going lasting through many years. One victim claims the abuse began on her seventh birthday and continued for two years up to March of this year. Becerra’s arraignment is scheduled for September 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Becerra remains in the custody of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department.


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New Lisbon Legion and Lions join forces for community BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Two New Lisbon civic organizations are joining forces in offering the community more options for unity and for an under-utilized building. The New Lisbon Lions and the New Lisbon Legion are combining efforts and have created a community center group which will work to plan and

organize events at the Legion Hall, opening it up for community centered events as a Community Center. Leading the decision to join forces was a declining and aging membership at the Legion. Adding to the decision was that some members of the Lions want to do more but are not having enough time to join both organizations.

This coming Saturday they will kick off their collaboration with an Open House Celebration, where half of the proceeds raised will benefit the Touched Twice Clinic. The public is invited and urged to attend. The fun begins at 4:00 p.m. At the Open House plan on seeing some classic cars on display. There will be a bouncy house for children to jump ‘til their hearts content.

Ed O'Connor is shown here with Dave Nick, Executive VP at Walker Stainless in New Lisbon celebrating O’Connor’s many years of service.

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Adults can buy a 50/50 raffle ticket or take part in a Chinese Raffle. Save your appetite as at the Open House there will be food available. Entertainment will be provided by WRJC 92.9 Smash Country. Admission to the Open House is free. The now named Community Center is located at Hwy 80 and Welch Prairie Rd.

New Lisbon Legion and Lion members join forces to create a new committee and Community Center. Here they stand beneath the new sign identifying their unity.

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Tractor Pull for charities held over the weekend in Mauston

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD This past weekend the Mauston Chamber of Commerce sponsored a charity tractor pull event at Veterans Memorial Park (fairgrounds) in Mauston. The all day event began at 10 a.m. with a rodeo type show and lasted throughout the day into the evening finishing with a tractor pull. Throughout the day other activities took place including scheduled peddle pulls for the children and craft fair and food vendors. The charities benefiting from the event are to be the Holig Dairy Barn Pavilion and SEA of Change. Director of Mauston's Chamber of Commerce Mary Hudack organized the event which she said all came to be when the Southwest Tractor Pullers Association contacted the Chamber. "I agreed to do the pull for a charity and

these are the two I picked for this year. It will be different for next year. I am hoping that we will be doing the Charity Tractor/Truck Pull for future years," she stated. Hudack, who also works for the Mauston Room Tax Committee, went on to state that she is the contact person for scheduling events at Veterans Memorial Park for the Juneau County Agricultural, Industrial and Recreational Society (JCAIRS). "Veterans Memorial Park can be rented out for wedding receptions, reunions, graduations, etc. With that being said - I am the one that does all the reservations for Veterans Memorial Park," she said. At the time the Messenger went to press totals from Saturday's event, including the amount to be donated to charities, had not been released.

Packer card giveaway back BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD It is that time of year that the ever popular Green Bay Packer Card give-away is back in full swing at the Mauston Police Department. As in previous years the department will be handing out full sets of Packer cards to area youth and even adults with an interest. According to Mauston Chief of Police Mark Messer you need just flag down a marked squad car and ask a uniformed offi-

cer for a set. Returning to sponsor this year's program are Bret Kudick with Kudick Chevrolet and Buick along with Art and Donna Boberg, owners of Gas and Go. Who, together, foot the $625 bill for the 1,000 sets of cards. “Without their support we wouldn’t be able to continue the program," stated Chief Messer. Messer went on to explain the goal of the longstanding program is to unite the community from businesses, to children and the police department.

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Iron Woman - Melanie Gray who is 9 years old. The question now is not will there be more challenges Melanie will take on, but when. She said she may not run next year's triathlon but hasn't decided yet if she will run the following year's one.

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD When it comes to raising children, women are known for their strength and endurance. Melanie Gray, mother of three from Mauston, is just such a woman as she is one who raises children, takes care of a home and works at a family owned business. Needless to say her platter is more than filled. However, Melanie has somehow found time to be an Ironman athlete. Earlier this month Melanie took the challenge and participated in the Madison Triathlon Ironman Challenge. An endeavor which tested her physical and mental stamina as she swam a loop around Lake Mendota, biked 112 miles in rural Dane County to finish with a 26 mile marathon run - all of which she completed in 13 hours and 28 minutes. "Half way through it I started to think I am never doing this again," she stated. But by the end of the challenge she was already thinking about what her next challenge would be. Training for the triathlon began last year when she made the decision to put her name into the race. That training kicked into high gear earlier this summer and as the triathlon drew near. "My family has been extremely supportive - I could not have done any of this without their love and understanding," said Melanie. That family consists of Jeff Gray, Melanie's husband of 17 years and their children Mitchell age 15, Gavin age 11, and Reece

Scholarship The Juneau County Peace Committee recently announced the Peacemaking Scholarship program for the 2013-2014 school year. Seniors graduating at the end of this school year and graduates of Juneau County high schools are eligible for an award of up to $1,000. According the John McGinley, president of the Juneau County Peace Committee, students are required to submit an application, attend an informational meeting and design and execute a peacemaking project in their community. The Peace Committee will assign a mentor for each applicant to assist him or her in designing a project. "We encourage our applicants to look at conflicts in their own world and do something to help," McGinley said. "Applicants often learn that they are capable of much more than they thought. Our applicants have learned to work with others; they have learned a lot about themselves. We promise a journey of learning and growth." Interested students should request an application form from their school guidance counselor. The form must be returned by Friday, November 8, 2013.

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Public approves 2013-14 school year budget at annual meeting BY TASHA MUELLER Royall electors attending the school district budget hearing and annual meeting Monday approved a 2013-14 levy that supports a budget of a very minimal increase than last year’s budget. The budget has increased close to $13,000 with the help of roughly three grants that have expanded education for the students of the district. A $547,613 increase in the fund balance was seen this year with a final number of $768,020. The surplus comes from a high-end insurance deductible policy for employees. The district saw a substantial amount in premiums after getting the policy by the end of the last audited school year. Per DPI, a 100 percent amount must be in the budget, which Royall projects over $200,000 and employees only used $70,000. WEA gave Royall a $131,000 in early retirement savings, which the district will not see next year. The district did a short term borrowing amount of roughly $700,000 with last year’s amount being one million. This year’s short term borrowing amount is the lowest amount the district has seen. The DPI also gives districts local control instead of recommendations as in previous years. A saving of $120,000 of the debt service fund amounted to the increase with two visually impaired students. Business manager Jeff Lankey presented the budget and annual reports to district electors. The 2013-14 general fund 10 budget has increased to $1,660,121 from $1,648,712. The tax rate will increase to 13.05 mil, which is an increase from last years 2012-13 budget of 12.73 mil rate. Less than 21 percent of the $7,943,455 total revenues and other financing sources comes from tax payers, with much of the amount coming from state and federal aid. Elected chairperson, President Ryan McKittrick started the meeting introducing the positive atmosphere that the Royall School District has been showing over the past year with overall great accomplishments. Superintendent Mark Gruen went on to recap the grants that have been achieved throughout the dedication of multiple staff members. The PEP Grant is in the second year of use at Royall. This year, the district has installed a rock wall in the middle and elementary school gymnasiums, a ropes course is in the

process of completion, roller blade sets have been purchased and 45 bikes have been purchased with 15 bikes located in Kendall. Gruen went on about the PEP Grant including the generous match amounts from donations with area community partnerships. With such a large grant amount, community members were asked to volunteer their time, with their time valued, and written as a match amount. In year two, the district must match $111,000. The community has gone above the required valued time amount with many items being accomplished. “This community has volunteered $111,000 worth of time towards this cause, which is sensational with the size of this community,” stated Gruen. The Royall Elementary has received the Title 1 School of Recognition Award for the third year out of four. The requirements include being a high poverty district. Royall Elementary is at 68 percent poverty, which students receive free and reduced lunch. Regarding the WKCE test scores, Royall was within the top 25 percent of scores. A third award included the Food Service Award, part of the PEP Grant. The US Healthy Challenge Award was given to Royall recently this summer with the first one awarded in the state of Wisconsin. Other grants Royall has become qualified for includes the Rural Education Grant at $10,000 per year, a sparsely aid, Title 1 aid. Royall had less grants compared to last year. Staff has been at about a 40 percent turnover within the last three years with new positions or different positions. And, there are about 10 less staff positions compared to the recent past years. The district is looking at test scores, which have all been considerably increasing, and are looking toward efforts into how to do that much better with keeping the scores above the standards. “Our goal is to use the data and increase what needs to be accomplished,” said Gruen. Preliminary enrollment numbers are considerably above last years numbers, with final numbers becoming available this Friday. In the elementary, roughly 13 students have marked an increase, and the high school has seen an increase as well. Two years ago, the district gained an energy efficiency sys-

tem, with gas heat at the high school and primary schools. A $13,500 savings was seen from the installed system. A 2.59 percent increase has come from a $75 amount per pupil this school year, as the same amount will be seen next year for the district for an extra $45,000 in the district. The debt service fund (30) is at $939,380 but will be the last high year. Next year it will be dropped to less than $400,000. Due to this loss, the district will be talking of a referendum and possible fundraising efforts to get the number back on the increase. The Community Service Fund will be set at $13,000 with no instruction by a set limit from the previous school year. The final dollar amounts will be approved at a special meeting after October 28, at which time the district will receive the final state aid amounts from DPI. Authorization included the Royall School District to provide transportation, a set salary for the President, Clerk and Treasurer to $900.00 and for the Vice President and Director to $800.00, a reimbursement mileage to board members at the current IRS rate, to sell property that is no longer needed, to short-term borrow as necessary, to offer student insurance, to offer the breakfast and lunch program, a tuition rate set by state statutes, to seek legal counsel if deemed necessary, and a move to set the annual meeting date for the fourth Monday in September 2014 and to start the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Royall Middle School. During the Celebrate Royall section in the regular meeting, members that have started the garden at the school that was part of the PEP Grant with the nutrition portion of the grant money used. Pictures showing how the project has been completed throughout the year were shown to the crowd. Middle school lunch prices will be grouped into the high school prices and not separate. A new policy, #665 Fraud Prevention and Reporting was approved for its first reading due to auditor requirements to the district. Aiphone systems on all three entryways will be talked about, receiving quotes for the project and projecting to use a maximum amount of $11,000 with the district’s money. Christopher Madden was hired as the Forensics Advisor and Freshmen Advisor. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

Elroy Legion to hold bean bag tournament The Elroy American Legion will hold a bean bag tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Elroy Legion located at 402 Franklin St, Elroy, WI. Entry fee is $20.00 per team, pick your own partner. Prize money is based on 75% payout of entry fees. Sign-up is from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Play will begin at 12:30 p.m. Food will be sold by the Royall Youth Wrestling Club to help raise money for their organization. The Legion will provide beverages. The tournament will be held outside in the Legion parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament will be moved indoors. Legion Vice-Commander, Ray Wopat is the director of this event and may be contacted at 462-8792.

Community Supper The Community Supper will be held on Wednesday, September 25th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 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 a few adjustments for the holidays. Everyone is invited to share in this dining experience. Come and join your neighbors for a wonderful meal.

ROYALL HOMECOMING COURT 2013 Top: Brandon Retzlaf, Mike Salamonski, Trae Ness, Sydney Murray, Katie Parrish, Carrie Logan. Middle: Jordan Baeseman, Conner Gates, Dalton Lunde, Jenna Parrish, Bekah Cleaver, Lindsay Logan. Bottom: Tristan Dow, Brett Stanek, Trystan Houzner, Cara Masters, Emma Herek, Hayley Ormson. The Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th and Community Night follows the parade in the gym. Friday night the Panthers will meet the Necedah Cardinals for the Homecoming football game. Saturday the dance is from 8-11:30 p.m. at the Kendall Community Hall with the Grand March at 8:30 p.m. EILEEN NALE PHOTO

Clothing Give-Away If you're coming to the Community Night Homecoming Celebration at Royall High School this Thursday after the parade, stop in the high school cafeteria and check out the clothing give-away sponsored by the Royall FFA. There'll be a wide selection of clothes from you to choose from and it's FREE! The clothing drive will run from 4-9 p.m.

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Union Center vacates portion of Division Street BY TASHA MUELLER After the Village of Union Center’s regular meeting on Thursday night, board members unanimously approved a resolution vacating a portion of Division Street. The street leads up to the former Knights of Columbus Hall and has recently been refurbished into the original walls of the Union Center former school building. The building is now used for a

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repairs to the items underground would need to be worked on. No abstentions from the public’s interest were heard. During the regular meeting, digital water meters were questioned into looking forward with replacing the older registers are becoming too hard to read. The matter will be looked into with pricing and how to accomplish the new installation.

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Northern stocked by sports club BY DIANNA ANDERSON The New Lisbon Sports Club released 120 Northern into the Lemonweir River at Riverside Park on Tuesday morning. Derek Stickney, Vice President of the club had been asked by members why the club stopped releasing fish into the river. Derek did some research and found that the club had stopped the practice about 15 years ago. Stickney brought the information back to the club and they voted to start stocking the area again. Stickney contacted the DNR to find out what type of fish should be stocked, when the fish should be stocked, and how many they thought the club should release. With much research done on the subject, Stickney got his answer. The DNR measured the lake area in New Lisbon at 122 acres of water area and each fish should have an acre to itself. The fish were ordered from Gollon Bait & Fish from Dodgeville and Stickney and club member Jacob Kallies met Greg

Greg Godfrey with Gollon Fish and Bait prepares to begin releasing the northern.

Jacob Kallies and Derek Stickney released the fish by buckets into the water Tuesday morning.

Godfrey at the dock to release the Northern that measured about 12 to 14 inches long each. Regulation for keeping the Northern on waterways is 26 inches. The New Lisbon Sports Club hopes to keep releasing

the New Lisbon Sports Club. The New Lisbon Sports Club also releases 1,000 pheasants each year in the rural areas around New Lisbon.


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BY DEANNA ROSIER LIBRARIAN Each year Pre-K through 5th grade classes come to the New Lisbon Memorial Library for programming and to select books. It is a wonderful opportunity for children in our community to become familiar with their public library and all of it's wonderful resources. It's never too early to learn good borrowing habits and with this in mind we provide the kids with library bags to keep their books organized, safe and dry. Pictured to the right is Mrs. McGuire's Pre-K class holding their New Lisbon Memorial Library bags that say, Read, Return and Repeat. Please, help your children learn to be good citizens and return their materials on time. One of the most bonding times you can have with your children is enjoying a good book together. Have fun and enjoy! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, Crystal Day our Assistant Librarian will be hosting a Young Adult Book Discussion at 3:30 p.m. It will be for any 6th, 7th and 8th grader who would like to join their peers in evaluating and learning about reading materials. The Adult Book Discussion has proven to be a wonderful experience for all involved and anyone is welcomed to join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. for this fun group. Once again with the school year starting so will our Lego Club. Every 1st Wednesday of

the fish for the next three years to see how recovery efforts will go. Donations to help pay for the stocking came from the City of New Lisbon, New Lisbon Water and Utility, Raabe’s Pharmacy, Lon Ormson, and

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the month at 3:30 p.m. come and enjoy creating and sharing with our large assortment of donated Lego's. Many people have been so generous with providing materials and financial support for all of our needs at the Library and it is always appreciated. Thank you everyone for thinking of us. Once again our Story Hour has taken off. Tia Svardahl a community volunteer and Crystal will be working together to provide creative learning experiences for children ages 1 through 4. Take

this opportunity for socializing and having a fun time. Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. will be our next one. We are working on a schedule that will work for many people so keep watching for more details. Attention 4th and 5th graders. Our Student Library Committee will be starting Wednesday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m. and then every 4th Wednesday of the month for the school year. Help us learn more about what you would like to see at the Library learn about community service and



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BY STEVE NORLING Thursday, September 12th Necedah hosted a volleyball quad. The teams involved were Necedah, New Lisbon, Royall and Wonewoc-Center. Necedah played New Lisbon and Royall. New Lisbon played Necedah and WonewocCenter. Wonewoc-Center played New Lisbon and Royall. Royall played Wonewoc-Center and Necedah. Necedah was playing for a purpose. They dedicated the games to Joe Moore, Joe had gotten hit in the head with a basketball and was in intensive care in the hospital in Marshfield. The first two games of the set against New Lisbon went well for Necedah. The first game ended with a 25 – 22 win for Necedah. It was a back and forth game all the way. The second game went to Necedah by a 25 – 16 score. It could have been even a bigger spread in the score but by the end of the game Necedah had all subs in. What happened after that is anyone’s guess. Necedah lost game three by a score of 25 – 14, the fourth game by a score of 25 – 23 and the fifth game 15 – 12. This gave the set to New Lisbon three games to two. When it came to playing Royall Necedah was in the whole first game, finally losing it by a 27 – 25 score. After that you could see how tired the girls were and the scores certainly showed it. The Necedah Cardinals lost the second game to Royall 25 – 12 and the third game 25 –17. That gave the Royall Panthers the set in three straight games. In the other games Wonewoc-Center beat New Lisbon three straight games to take the set. It took Royall five games to take the set from Wonewoc-Center. It was a great night of volleyball, but you could tell that the girls that played five games their first round really got tired by the end of the evening.


Necedah players were playing for one of their own during the quad matches. They dedicated the game to Necedah student Joe Moore, who was recently hit in the head by a basketball. Moore was in the intensive care unit at the hospital in Marshfield.

Necedah board hires, accepts resignations BY STEVE NORLING The September meeting of the Necedah School Board was held on Monday September 16th. First up on the agenda was the hiring and resignations of staff. Marge Staller was approved for the position of sixth grade teacher and Jamie Brown was approved as cheer advisor. The resignation of Don Jackson as the senior class advisor was also approved by the board. The handling of COBRA was discussed and it was decided to contract with Employee Benefits Corporation as their COBRA advisor. The cost of this is $250 up front and $96 per month. Representatives from CESA 6, Greystone and BMO Harris Bank were on hand to explain their roles in Fund 73. It is up to these companies to ensure that assets are used for purpose set aside and see that there is enhancement of the funds. While CESA 6 oversees the process, BMO Harris bank is the corporate trustee and Greystone is the discretionary trustee. Greystone, which is a part of Morgan Stanley, does the investing while BMO Harris oversees the actual money.

After all of their explanations and several questions by board members these three were approved to continue handling Fund 73. There was one donation to be accepted and that was the donation of $100 from Peg Saylor to be put toward the PBIS program. The first reading of policy 7510, the second reading of updated policies and the School Board Policy Manuel in whole were all approved. The after school program will officially get under way on September 30th and the first parents night will be on October 22nd. 95 percent of

freshmen were in attendance for freshman orientation. iPads were handed out to the high school students. Usage is being monitored and parents will be shown how things are being handled and what they are being used for. The school met state requirements for immunization this year. There were enough summer school students to make a total of nine full-time students. This will be added to the third Friday enrollment figures.

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NEW BOILER FOR OLD COURTHOUSE At the Tuesday, September 17, meeting of the Juneau County Board, supervisors approved the purchase of a new boiler for the old courthouse building. The decision came after, earlier this year, they approved repairs to the old system. However, after evaluating the issue further it was decided it would be more cost effective to purchase the new $52,000 dual burner system. The boiler in the old county court house system runs off of steam. The new 4,000 plus pound broiler was installed on Tuesday just after the supervisors approved it's purchase. EVA MARIE WOYWOD PHOTO

County approves low cost prescription program BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At Tuesday's meeting of the Juneau County Board supervisors approved entering into a no cost agreement with Caremark PCS Health LLC. The agreement will mean Juneau County residents will have a no cost option at attaining prescription drugs at a reduced cost. The program will be administered by Gina Sullivan through the Juneau County Health Department. Juneau County is one of many counties throughout the country who have and are taking advantage of the program. Caremark receives it's payment through negotiating costs with pharmaceutical companies and after taking a fee from the savings, the remainder of savings is passed on to the consumer. Supervisors commented that the program will be of assistance to residents who are under-insured or uninsured as well as for patients whose insurance will not cover certain prescriptions. For more information on the program and on how you can access it contact the Juneau County Health Department at 847-9373.

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CROSS COUNTRY On Saturday, our Necedah Cardinals cross country team traveled to Spring Green for the River Valley Invitational. Outside of Sectionals and State, this is our largest meet of the year. As a coach, you can only dream of the type of performance our student-athletes turned in. They were simply amazing! Here is a snapshot of the meet. 823 total runners, 42 total teams, 11 Necedah runners competing, 10 personal best times (Autumn Lessard, Sarah Torrey, Abby Deguire, Kristin Darnell, Sean McNally, Dylan Mercer, Cameron Stewart, Anthony Seebruck, Tripp Horbinski, Trey Horbinski), 1 season best time (Shayne Torrey), 3 medalists (Kristin-18th place, Tripp-12th place, Trey-3rd place), boys and girls school record (Kristin and Trey), and a top 10 team finish for the boys team. Please congratulate the kids if/when you see them on a job well done. Our next meet is on Saturday at Brookwood HS. CONTRIBUTED BY MARK HORBINSKI

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Vanessa Stowell wins big in Mississippi Mayhem event BY DIANNA ANDERSON

The first Mississippi Mayhem event took place Saturday, September 14th at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds in West Salem. This event is a vintage 40’s, 50’s, to early 60’s classic car and bike show along with, outdoor movie, seven bands playing a variety of 50’s and 60’s music, a swap meet for vintage household items and automobile and cycle parts. The most anticipated event was the Miss Mayhem and the Miss Pinup contest. Ladies must pre-register, be at least 18 years of age, and be dressed in vintage or retro attire. Each girl had to come up with a Pinup name to use on stage and write a short bio about themselves. When the girls were called up on the stage, props were sitting around for each one

to use as their bio was being read aloud to the judges. Vanessa Stowell of Hillsboro thought it would be fun to enter the competition and a fun event just to go to. She went online and found a beautiful retro dress to wear to the event, put on her bright red lip stick, wrapped her pearl necklace on and strapped on her black patent leather heels. Stowell strolled across the stage, sat in a chair, and picked up the phone, giving the judges a raised eyebrow and crossing her legs as she flung her hair back over her shoulder. She was introduced as “Valvza Floatin”. After she left the stage she moved on to strick a few poses with cars and motorcycles to be judged as the Miss Pinup. When the announcements came, Valvza Floatin was cho-

sen as Miss Mayhem. “I am honored to have been chosen as the first Miss Mayhem. I received the tiara, sash, prize money, and an awesome trophy! I have to say that the experience is made most fun by all the women that do these contests. That is the main reason I do them, besides getting to dress up in amazing vintage clothing.” Stowell is no stranger to winning this type of competition as she was named the first “Miss Blue Ribbon” in July. Being the first Miss Blue Ribbon and the first Miss Mayhem in Wisconsin, she will have to turn her crown over to next year’s winners.

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Annual Golf, Dinner and Auction event a Great Success The weather was perfect for the 29th Annual St. Joseph’s Foundation Annual Golf, Dinner and Action event held at Spring Valley Golf Course in Union Center last Saturday. “Everyone who turned out for the event not only enjoyed the golfing, but also the special buffet and entertaining yet com-

petitive auctions and raffles,” stated Dory Stahlkopf, co-chair of the Foundation Golf Committee. This year the event raised over $15,000 for Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics in Elroy, Hillsboro and Wonewoc. Since St. Joseph’s Memorial Foundation was

founded in 1983, more than $300,000 has been used to fund projects and equipment to help enhance the quality of care for patients in our communities. Plans are already being discussed for a special 30th annual milestone event next September 13, 2014.

Black Tie Affair to highlight Hillsboro homecoming week BY TASHA MUELLER

A Black Tie Affair will be making a spotlight appearance for Hillsboro’s 2013 Homecoming Week beginning on Monday, September 23. Students will be able to participate in Spirit Days, making the week extra fun. On Monday, students will begin with a fun Senior Citizens Day, while Tuesday will include Favorite Movie Character Day. Wednesday will entail a day of Wacky, Thursday will be a Black Tie Affair, and Friday will end with Class T-Shirt Day or Spirit Day. On Friday, students will be busy during the morning to

work on parade floats, banners and movie skits. Right after 10 a.m., a kickball tournament will offer an afternoon of competition. After lunch, students will gather in the gymnasium to participate and watch a hot dog eating contest, watch movie skits, and compete in the newly popular Minute to Win It game. The parade will begin promptly at 1:30 beginning at the high school and going through downtown ending in front of the City of Hillsboro offices with a pep rally to follow with speeches from coaches, cheers from the cheerleaders and a couple of selections from the high school band.

Sport teams will also be busy during the week. The volleyball team will travel to Bangor on Tuesday night with a matchup beginning at 7:30 and the cross country team will travel to Holmen and run to a top place finish. The football team will take on the Cashton Eagles on Friday night at 7 p.m. Rounding out the traditional homecoming week will be the dance for high school students on Saturday. The homecoming court and king and queen will be introduced to the crowd, which are earlier voted on by fall athletes. The dance will be held in the gymnasium, with the dance beginning at 8 p.m., with the Grand March at 8:30, and ending at midnight.

Mayberry and Rohn continue to lead Hillsboro Cross Country team BY TASHA MUELLER

Two of Hillsboro’s Tiger cross country team runners have been leading the season on a fast pace with the hopes of once again qualifying for the state competition. On Saturday, the team traveled to River Valley and competed in the Small Schools race. Senior Noah Mayberry finished the race a place short of a top 10 finish with 11th place at 17:08, as conference runner Tripp Horbinski followed right behind at a time of 17:15. Senior teammate Logan Rohn finished a little further down the running pack at 18th place with a time of 17:38. The boys team finished with a seventh place finish with Boscobel running over the competition at first place. Other Hillsboro boys finishers included Charles Strait (19:14) and Zach O’Hair (19:29). On the girls side, junior Adrianna Reese finished in 27th place with a time of 17:34. Also following right behind in 31st place was Michaela Bach in 17:37. On Tuesday, September 10, Hillsboro traveled to compete in the Westby Invite. Rohn added on a 3rd place finish to his season with a time of 16:38 as Rohn came in at 7th place at 17:48. The team finished with a fifth place position. The girls team finished in at eighth place at the Raceberry Jam as Bach, Reese and Breanna Beaver finished in 15th, 16th and 17th place finishes, respectively. The team traveled to Viroqua on Thursday, September 5 for their second meet of the season to take part in the 12-team Viroqua Blackhawk Invitational. Rohn and Mayberry have been leading the Tiger pack finishing with top place finishes and adding points into the team points. The Viroqua course didn’t faze the runners with high heat indexes on Thursday and a course filled with hills. Throughout the race, Mayberry tried to edge ahead of Westby runner Austin Pasch and conference competition by Trey Horbinski. Mayberry finished in 3rd place with a time

of 18:16, only 26 seconds behind Horbinski whom finished in first. Rohn wasn’t far behind, and had finished 5th with a time of 18:26. Necedah runner Tripp Horbinski also advanced into the top-5 finish with 4th place. The competition was filled with larger schools, which led to a 5th place team finish for Hillsboro in Viroqua as La Crosse Central took first. Seniors, Charles Strait finished with a time of 21:20 and Mitchell Parker ended at 26:41. Other outstanding runners in Viroqua included freshman Zach O’Hair after finishing with a time of 21:05. O’Hair has begun a competitive pace after finishing as the second fastest freshman during the season opener for the cross county team at Westby with a time of 21:32. During the season opener, Rohn placed fourth with a time of 17:53 as Mayberry finished in sixth at 18:51. On the second meet of the season, the team traveled to Cashton for the Cashton Invitational. Mayberry led the way finishing in 3rd at 17:39 as the team received a fourth place team finish in the 11-team event. The Hillsboro boys team is looking into a successful season, especially at the larger meets, with the 13-team roster. Once conference arrives later in the season, as Hillsboro is hosting this season’s event, Necedah will be a team to look for with speed, as well as last year’s conference winners the Brookwood Falcons. On the girls side of the Hillsboro cross country team, only six runners are on the roster, with juniors Michaela Bach, Adrianna Reese, and Macy Brown leading the way. During the Viroqua meet, the girls team finished in seventh place as Reese placed a 19th finish with a time of 19:16. Following, included sophomore Breanna Beaver at 19:40. Bach wasn’t too far behind with a time of 20:01. Opening at the Ken Trott Westby Invitational, Bach finished fifth in a time of 19:34, as Reese just missed a top-10

finish with 11th place at a time of 20:49. Junior teammate Brown came is at 22:23, and Beaver stopped at 22:46 and sophomore Destiny Shore finished at 23:44. While at the Cashton Invitational, Reese paced the team with a 17th place finish at 18:41, as Beaver finished in 19th and Bach ended in 20th. The cross-country team will travel to Brookwood on Saturday.

Hillsboro’s Noah Mayberry tries to pass his running competition at the Viroqua Blackhawk Invitational on Thursday, September 5. Mayberry finished in 3rd place, behind Westby’s Austin Pasch and Necedah’s Trey Horbinski.

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4th grade class looking for needed bicycles BY TASHA MUELLER

Mr. Johnson’s Hillsboro 4th grade class is looking for helpful donations that will not only help others, but also the 4th grade class. The students are looking for those rusty, dusty, taking-up-space-in-the-garage bicycles that are no longer in use. All bicycles that are donated will be sent to needy children in the Dominican Republic. The idea came to the Hillsboro class by Mr. Gary Williams of the Summer Outdoor Adventure Club of Reedsburg looking for area classes to collect donations for other kids that may also use them. The Summer Outdoor Adventure Club (SOAC) “is about wings: taking children who have basic confidence in themselves (from their roots) and giving them a situation in which they stand separately from their roots, on their own, and live for a few days dependent on and responsible for themselves and others” (according to the website The club lets children learn skills, like biking, and offers the confidence needed while growing up. If the class achieves the goal of gathering 30 bicycles, with the hopes of plenty more, Mr. Williams will donate a day of Canoeing, Kayaking, or Snowshoeing to Hillsboro Elementary Students. The deadline is Friday, September 27. The SOAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping expand educational opportunities in a chemical-free, outdoor environment for children. Children learn to plan their own adventures into the ever-changing environment. All bikes may be dropped off at the Elementary School Garage. Bicycles in need of repair will also be accepted. Any questions may be directed to 4th grade teacher Greg Johnson by email at or by calling 608-489-2224.

New pumps underway for Kwik Trip BY TASHA MUELLER

If you’ve gone around Mill St. recently in Hillsboro and have noticed the gas pumps at Kwik Trip are not where they’re suppose to be, that’s because new ones are being installed. The process began on September 9 and will be complete by September 27. Installation of new gasoline pumps and underground gas tanks have caused an empty hole in the space. The store is still open through regular business hours during the installation.

Tigers record first loss from Cardinals back last in the quarter with a touchdown by BY TASHA MUELLER Gaining momentum after holding onto a Jesse Crubaugh. Hillsboro was unable to close win over Royall 19-12 and adding on a gain on Necedah’s lead and ended the game first season conference win, the Hillsboro 22-12 in favor of Necedah. Brown rushed for 188 yards and Sebranek Tiger football team didn’t know what to expect against the Necedah Cardinals com- went for 127 yards. Hillsboro will travel to Bangor on Friday ing into week four of competition. During last weeks action, Necedah was as the Cardinals lost to New Lisbon last unable to hold onto a tough and talented Friday 34-14. Necedah will travel to Royall Bangor Cardinals football team and were and compete in a Homecoming battle. unable to surpass a 12 point deficit. While Hillsboro gained a seven point lead on Royall, both pair of teams came into the fourth week with uncertainties into the final outcome. Hosting the Cardinals Friday night, Hillsboro started off hot with a touchdown by senior Grant Jefferies on a 27-yard gain with the extra point unsuccessful by Moa Jillefors. Necedah answered back with a 7-yard gain as Matt Brown ran the ball in to make the game tied at 6-6. Brown was then able to gain the extra point ending the first half with a one-point difference. In the second, Hillsboro was unable to connect and put points on the board. MORE THAN Necedah owned the field JUST PRESCRIPTIONS! with a pass from Noah Herried connecting to Brown for a 37-yard gain as the extra point was unsuccessful. Going into halftime, Necedah led 13-6 and continued with a field goal attempt by Brown with a 32727 Water Ave., Hillsboro yard gain. Phone: 489-3141 • Fax: 489-2821 Hillsboro’s Max Sebranek ran for 68-yards and earned Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-5:30; Fri., 8:30-6:00; an early fourth-quarter Sat., 8:30-1:00; Sun., Closed .Ph. touchdown. The two-point Andrew ,R N. Peterson, R.Ph. • Kent L. Hendrickson conversion was unsuccessful. The Cardinals answered


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Superhero theme for Homecoming Week BY TASHA MUELLER

Homecoming is right around the corner for students at Wonewoc-Center that will begin on Monday, September 23. Students are able to have fun throughout the week with different spirit days. Kicking off the week is Ugly Day for high school and middle school students. On Tuesday, participants are able to impersonate their favorite person in Impersonation Day. Wednesday will include Nerd Day, Thursday will be the highlight of the week with Superhero Day, and Friday is Spirit Day.

Elementary students will be able to partake in the week’s festivities with their own spirit days. Monday includes a MisMatch Day, on Tuesday, duck calls might be heard throughout the halls with Duck Dynasty Day, Wednesday will entail PJ/Wacky Hair Day, and Thursday and Friday will be same as the high school and middle school spirit days. Friday will include the annual parade beginning by the fire station and making the way through downtown at ending at the school. The parade route will begin at 2:15 p.m. The Wolves Football team will be under the lights beginning at 7

Cover to Cover “Lawn Library” raises funds for expansion BY KIM DEARTH If you’re driving around Wonewoc you may notice an unusual sight—a “Lawn Library” has been traveling from house to house as part of the latest fundraiser by the Friends of the Wonewoc Library. Based on the similar “Flamingo Flock” that makes the rounds of neighborhoods raising money for cancer research, the Lawn Library moves from lot to lot raising money for the Wonewoc Public Library Addition Project. Once the library lands in a yard, it remains “shelved” there for several days until the property owner pays a suggested $10 “overdue fee” (dona-

tion) and names the next recipient. Thanks to the Friends of the Wonewoc Library for such a fun, creative way to raise some

Progress at the Wonewoc Public Library

much-needed funds for our expansion! See you at the library!

BY TASHA MUELLER A lot of progress has been changing the scenery towards downtown Wonewoc. Even though a large mound of dirt is still in place of the building project, windows and siding have been making the addition come to life.

Wonewoc Fastrip gas pumps now 24 hours BY TASHA MUELLER Something that has now become readily available to the Wonewoc area was the installation of 24-hour pumps at the Wonewoc Fastrip. The new gas pumps were installed just a few weeks ago and are already seeing a lot of users after the Fastrip hours.

Panthers win over Wonewoc-Center

The Royall Panthers won over WonewocCenter 50-12. The Wonewoc-Center Wolves were able to score two touchdowns over the Royall Panthers during week four match-ups.

p.m. taking on New Lisbon. The volleyball team will travel to Necedah on Tuesday night at 7:30 to pick off another conference win. Saturday night will include a dance for high school students and the Homecoming court and king and queen will be announced to the crowd that will be voted on by students beforehand. The dance begins at the upper gymnasium at 8 p.m., with the grand march at 9 p.m. and lasting until 11:30 p.m. Charges include spectators - $2, single - $3, couple $5.

Wonewoc-Center will travel to Brookwood for week five games. Wonewoc-Center will look to gain their first season win.

The library will be looking forward to revealing a gift in the month of December when the project will be accomplished. Featured will include a community and teen area where everyone can enjoy the space of the library.

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NEW LISBON: 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Includes heat, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, dryer and garage. Located on Allen Road, New Lisbon. Call Real Estate Management 608-356-5050 or go to b1tf

WONEWOC: 3 bedroom 2 story house with 2 car garage. Located in Wonewoc. Pets negotiable. $600/month + utilities. References required. 608462-8668 b5tf

CONSTRUCTION: Construction workers needed. 985-7154 p7

Long Term Band Instrumental Substitute Monday through Friday, 9:30 until 3:30 Mid October through December 20 Requirements: Teaching or substitute license is required Background in band is preferred Experience working with children Application and questions: Return an application and resume to: Attn: Employment Wonewoc-Center School District 101 School Rd Wonewoc, WI 53968 Stop in the district office for an application or visit our website at Call Michelle Noll with questions at 608-464-3165 ext 117.

FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedroom house $425. References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf FOR RENT: Quiet 2 bedroom upstairs duplex apartment w/garage stall on wooded acreage between New Lisbon & Necedah. No smoking or dogs. Including: Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Central Air, Fireplace, Heat, Water & Electricity. Available September 1st $750.00 a month + $750.00 security deposit. 1 year contract required. 608-562-5756 b51tf NECEDAH: 2 bedroom. Rent based on 30% of income. Spacious unit! Find out how low your rent can go! Call Mel at 1-800-9444866 Ext. 126. Equal Housing Opportunity. b2tf HILLSBORO: 2 or 3 bedroom rent based on 30% of income. Private entry, storage. On site laundry. Call TODAY 608-489-3258 Equal Housing Opportunity b2tf NEW LISBON: 846 South Broadway. 1 bedroom. Offstreet parking $395/month, deposit required. Water and sewer included. No pets. 608-4273948 b2tf ELROY: Large one bedroom ground level. All appliances furnished, off street parking. 608-5722826 b1tf NEW LISBON: Rent you can afford! 1 or 2 bedrooms available in New Lisbon. Rent based on 30% of income. On site laundry, off street parking. Call today! 1-800-944-4866 Ext. 126. Equal Housing Opportunity. b6tf JUNEAU COUNTY APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Three bedroom, one bath, lower level of farmhouse for rent about five miles from Mauston on Hwy G towards Castle Rock Lake. No Pets! $650 per month. 608-847-6100 b6-3 ELROY: 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms. Rent based on 30% of income. On site laundry, edge of town, private entry, storage. Call 608-462-5300. Equal Housing Opportunity. b7tf

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT: 2 bedroom mobile homes available in Mauston References and area. Security Deposit Required. Call 608-847-6159. b1tf MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Necedah/New Lisbon/ Castle Rock Area: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, stove/fridge furnished, 40x60 garage, Necedah schools. $600, security deposit required. No pets. 608-547-2326 or 608-8473747. b2tf

SERVICES Computer Repair. Contact Dave Heilman 608-4637646 or email: New and refurbished computers in stock. I make house calls! b1tf NEED A NEW ROOF? Roofing, siding, remodeling. Excellent local references. Getterdun Construction. 985-7154 p7-2 VALERIE’S DOLL HOSPITAL/BRIDAL OUTLET Custom sewing, zippers replaced, hemming, mending, alterations, dolls repaired and dressed, quilts repaired, plus large resell area: Bridal gowns, veils, bags, purses, dolls furniture, lots of household misc., all at rummage sale prices. Valerie’s at 302 2nd Main St. in Elroy. (I do not live at this location) open by chance or appointment call ahead 608-542-0091 b7-4

FOR SALE HAY: Big round net wrapped bales of hay. 5x5 1/2. Will load on your hauling equipment. 608-4893191. b50-10 FOR SALE: Husky Antisway - Leveling hitch system. New $600, will sell for $300 firm. Call 608-8531514. b4tf FREEZER: 1 large freezer. Good condition. 608-4273101 b7

Garage Sales HILLSBORO: Thursday, September 19: 7am-6pm & Friday, September 20: 7am6pm: Coblentz Residence, E18077 Ridge Rd; first lefthand road off Cty Rd F North of Hillsboro; child’s desk, changing table, crib, high chair, car seats, TV, bedding, toys, holiday items, lots of girls and ladies clothes, lots of misc.; all in good condition! b7 UNION CENTER: Shed Sale - Friday, Sept. 20th 4:30 pm - 7 pm. Saturday, Sept. 21st 7 am - 5 pm. Sunday, Sept. 22nd 7 am - Noon. 449 Madison Street (Hwy 80/82) in Union Center. Guns, chrome table w/ 5 chairs, barn wood bar, claw foot tub, antiques, fishing poles, Packer items, beer mirrors and lights, wildlife prints, household, collectible farm toys and much misc. Rain or Shine! b7

GREENHOUSE NEW ERA NURSERY Mulch for sale. Natural hardwood mulch in bulk. Bagged mulch in 4 colors: chocolate, black cherry, gold and red. We have a good selection of shade and fruit trees, shrubs & perennials. 489-3657 b7

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Page 16 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I INC., successor by merger to Beneficial Wisconsin, Inc.; Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. MONTY A. FREE and BECKY L. FREE, husband and wife; and STATE OF WISCONSIN; Case No. 13-CV-42 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on April 5, 2013, in the amount of $187,505.12, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 8, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY CITIZENS COMMUNITY FEDERAL, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. BARBARA ANN STUCKRATH REVOCABLE TRUST, BARBARA ANN STUCKRATH, JOHN DOE STUCKRATH, unknown spouse of Barbara Ann Stuckrath, Case No. 13CV32 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on April 17, 2013, in the amount of $110,471.64, the undersigned Sheriff of Juneau County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction in the lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center in the City of Mauston, in said County, on the 22nd day of October, 2013, at 10:05 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST, IN THE TOWN OF KILDARE, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN, TO WITT: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID FORTY; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF BEARING NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 41 SECONDS, 264 FEET TO THE POINT OE BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID FORTY BEARING NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST1232.02 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF A

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES PLACE: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: P a r c e l One (1) of CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 1912, recorded in Volume 7 of C.S.M. at page 97, being a part of the Northwest One-quarter (1/4) of the Northeast One-quarter (1/4) of Section Seven (7), in Township Fifteen (15) North, Range Three (3) East, in the Town of Lindina, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W8239 Suldal Road, Town of Lindina. TAX KEY NO.:290200260.1 /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau CountyI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. Publish: September 12, 19, 26, 2013 WNAXLP

PROPOSED 66 FOOT ROADWAY; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF PROPOSED ROADWAY BEARING NORTH 44 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 83.51 FEET; THENCE CONTINUED ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE PROPOSED ROADWAY BEARING NORTH 89 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, 204.95 FEET; THENCE ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID FORTY BEARING SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, 1291.68 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID FORTY BEARING SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 264 FEET TO: THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W2335 Evergreen Lane, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 30th day of August, 2013. /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715/839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Publish: September 5, 12, 19, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BANK OF MAUSTON, a Wisconsin Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. JENNIFER K. MANNING, JAMES R. MANNING, JUNEAU COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY Department of Human Services, Foreclosure of Mortgage 30404 Tax ID No. 29028TNE934.8 Case No. 13-CV-23 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 14, 2013, in the amount of $96,411.20, the Sheriff, or his assignee, will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:15 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 forfeit-

ed 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 Two (2) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3822, recorded in Volume 16 of CSM, on Page 207, being a part of Parcel A of CSM No. 2152, recorded in Volume 8 of CSM, on Page 119, being located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section 6, Township 18 North, Range 4 East, Town of Necedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin. The real property described above includes as an improvement to the land set forth herein, a 2006 Redman Manufactured Home, Serial No. 11269333 permanently affixed to such land. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N11325 14th Avenue, Necedah, Wisconsin 54646. Dated this 27th day of August, 2013. /s/ Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County 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: September 5, 12, 19, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY Farmers State Bank, Plaintiff vs. Defendants Edward Lange and Bonnie Lange, et al, Case No. 12 CV 167 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: in accordance with the judgment in this action entered October 9, 2012, the Sheriff of Juneau County will sell the real estate described below as follows: Date and time of sale: October 15, 2013, at 10:05 o'clock a.m. Place of sale: Lobby of Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, Mauston WI 53948. Terms of sale: The high bidder shall deposit at the time of sale not less than ten percent (10%) of bid in cash, certified or cashier’s check, or money order; balance upon confirmation of the sale. Address of real estate to be sold: 216 Center Street, Wonewoc WI 53968/ Description of real estate

to be sold: A portion of Lot Ten (10), Block Ten (10) of the Original Plat of the Village of Wonewoc, Juneau Wisconsin, County, described as follows: Commencing at a point in the West line of said Lot Ten (10), said point being 18 2/3 feet South of the Northwest Corner; thence South on the West line of said Lot, 24 feet; thence East parallel to North said of said Lot, 80 feet; thence North parallel with the West line of said Lot a distance of Five (5) feet; thence East parallel to the North side of said Lot, 52 feet to the East line thereof; thence North on the East line 19 feet; thence West parallel to the North line 132 feet to the place of beginning, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Parcel Identification Number 29191 VWO 282 Dated: August 26, 2013 /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of Juneau County Jenkins and Stittleburg 428 South Main Street Viroqua WI 54665 Plaintiff’s attorneys Publish: September 5, 12, 19, 2013 WNAXLP

THE JUNEAU COUNTY LANDFILL IS STILL OPEN to the general public as a DROP OFF SITE on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Items that ARE still accepted are common household refuse, small construction debris, scrap metal, tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, computers, TV’s, microwaves, florescent bulbs, and recyclables such as glass, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans, paper, magazines, plastics (1 thru 7) and tin cans. There are recycling areas for yard waste, used oil, and batteries at no charge. We DO NOT have accommodations for dump trucks or dump trailers. All items must be unloaded by hand near the scale house. If you have any questions, you may contact the Juneau County Landfill at 608-562-5233. Publish: September 19, 26, 2013 October 3, 2013 WNAXLP

September 19, 2013

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY To: JERRY L. & DIANA L. STEVENSON Case Code 31003 Case No. 13-SC-664 NOTICE IN REPLEVIN You are hereby notified that a summons and complaint has been issued to recover possession of the following described goods and chattels, to wit: 2012 CHRYSLER 200, VIN # 1C3CCBBB3CN278420 of which I, the plaintiff am entitled to the possession, and which you have unjustly taken and unlawfully detain from me. NOW THEREFORE, unless you shall appear in the Circuit Court of Juneau County, located in the Juneau County Justice Center in the City of Mauston, State of

Wisconsin, on October 7, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. before the calendar judge or any other judge of said court to whom the said action may be assigned for trial, judgment will be rendered against you for the delivery of said property to the plaintiff and for damages for the detention thereof and for costs. Dated at Milwaukee, WI this 16th day of September, 2013. SANTANDER CONSUMER USA, INC. Plaintiff Attorney By: Jerome C. Johnson, State Bar# 1016307 839 N. Jefferson St. Suite #200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Tele: 414-271-5400 PO No.:1831.34 Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP

CITY OF NEW LISBON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Planning Committee of the City of New Lisbon will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the New Lisbon Community Center for the following purpose: 1. To consider adoption of a new subdivision ordinance (Chapter 515). Proposed ordinance is open for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer. If adopted, these ordinances will amend/create/delete Chapter 14-1 with respect to subdivision regulations. 2. To consider adoption of the amendments to the zoning ordinance. Proposed amendments are open for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer. If adopted, these ordinances will amend/create/delete ports of Chapter 13 with respect to zoning code. All interested parties shall be given the opportunity to be heard. City of New Lisbon Lisa Vinz, Clerk/Treasurer Publish: September 12, 19, 2013 WNAXLP Request for Quotes TOWN OF FOUNTAIN JUNEAU COUNTY The Town of Fountain is accepting quotes for approximately 1000 yards of sand delivered to Town of Fountain shop located at the corner of Jacobsen and Town Shop Road. Quotes must be in writing with envelope marked “Sand” and be in the hands of undersigned Clerk no later than October 7th, 2013 by 5 p.m. The quoted price must include delivery charges. Quotes to include cost and delivery of additional sand if required through March 2014. Quotes will be opened and discussed at the regular town board meeting October 8th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotes. Sarah Ann Shanahan, Clerk Town of Fountain W9921 Jacobsen Rd Camp Douglas, WI 54618 Phone: 608-427-2381 Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP

WONEWOC-UNION CENTER SCHOOL Notice for Annual District Meeting Wonewoc – Union Center School District Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Wonewoc - Union Center School District, that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the Business Education Room # 218 on September 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Nancy Dieck, District Clerk Publish: September 12, 19, 2013 WNAXLP For Sale by Town of Germantown 2008 F450 4x4 6.4 V8 Diesel Truck 26,000 miles Truck is equipped with live central hydraulics and 9’ dump box, Western Ultra Mount, 9’ snow plow with carbide blade, and Western Ice Breaker Hopper/Spreader. To see please call 608-562-5751 to make an appointment. Send bids to Town of Germantown N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI 53950. Sealed bids must be received by noon on October 8, 2013. Bids will be opened at the Regular Town Board Meeting on October 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The Town Board has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP

September 19, 2013


NEW LISBON SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LISBON PK-12 IMC Monday, August 12, 2013 7:00 P.M. The regular board meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Board President Hopper. Present were Boyle, Hopper, Kopplin, Murphy, Neitzel, and Woggon. Absent was Cowan. Also present were Principal Toelle, Superintendent Birr, and interested citizens. Verification of Compliance with Open Meeting law. Roll Call Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to approve the agenda for the August 12, 2013 regular school board meeting as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Woggon to approve the regular school board meeting minutes of July 8, 2013 as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Recognition of Visitors – None Updates – Mrs. Walker, Athletic Director Updates – Mr. Syftestad Updates – Mr. Toelle Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Birr Period of Public Comments – None Motion by Kopplin, second by Boyle to approve the July monthly invoices as reviewed and to issue checks #44372 through #44406 in the amount of $430,450.42 and to pay the same. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Old Business – Motion by Hopper, second by Woggon to untable the hiring of volleyball coaches. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain New Business - Motion by Kopplin, second by Woggon to hire athletic coaches as mentioned. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Hopper, second by Kopplin to accept the resignation of Lauren Curtis as half-time music teacher. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to accept the milk bid from Morning Glory. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Boyle, second by Woggon to approve Wednesday, May 21, 2014 as Scholarship Night. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Neitzel, second by Hopper to set graduation for Friday, May 30, 2014. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Kopplin to recognize the New Lisbon Challenge Academy graduates with a High School Diploma, provided they have completed the requirements of the Challenge Academy and have passed the HSED test, and to recognize the one-year prior graduates. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Period of Public Comments – Mrs. Woggon, School Board Member, wanted to thank the people involved with the Touch Twice Clinic that was held at the school on August 10, 2013 and to recognize the success of the program that affected over 710 people in attendance. Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Vote: 6 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Meeting adjourned at 8:02 pm. Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP



NOTICE IN REPLEVIN STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY AMERICREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. D/B/A GM FINANCIAL OF WISCONSIN Plaintiff To: HAZEL A. & SHAWN D. WEBBER Case Code 31003 Case No. 13-SC-679 You are hereby notified that a summons and complaint has been issued to recover possession of the following described goods and chattels, to wit: 2006 CHRYSLER 300, VIN # 2C3KK63H76H537822 of which I, the plaintiff am entitled to the possession, and which you have unjustly taken and unlawfully detain from me. NOW THEREFORE, unless you shall appear in the Circuit Court of Juneau

County, located in the Juneau County Justice Center in the City of Mauston, State of Wisconsin, on October 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. before the calendar judge or any other judge of said court to whom the said action may be assigned for trial, judgment will be rendered against you for the delivery of said property to the plaintiff and for damages for the detention thereof and for costs. Dated at Milwaukee, WI this 16th day of September, 2013. By: Jerome C. Johnson, Attorney State Bar# 1016307 839 N. Jefferson St., #200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Tele: 414-271-5400 PO No.:1545.97 Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. LOUIS ZOULA, et al. Case No. 2012CV000290 Case Class Code: 30404 Mortgage Foreclosure Hon. John Roemer NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on 44-2013 in the amount of $161,116.31 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 8, 2013 at 10:05 am TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in certified funds, payable to the clerk of court (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashier's check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court's confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold 'as is' and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: In the lobby of the

Justice Center, 200 Oak Street, City of Mauston, County of Juneau, WI DESCRIPTION: That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4 SW 1/4) of Section 27, Township 14 North, Range 5 East, that lies South and West of C.T.H. "J", Town of Lyndon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N525 County Road J, Lyndon Station, WI 53944 Dated September 12, 2013 /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County Sheriff Attorneys for Plaintiff Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen, Rastede, P.C. 1405 Silver Lake Rd, Suite 3 New Brighton, MN 55112 Telephone: 612.844.2530 Facsimile: 651.309.0362 Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen, Rastede, P.C. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. Publish September 19, 26, 2013 October 3, 2013 WNAXLP

*NOTIFICATION* The Messenger of Juneau County, LLC the legal newspaper for Juneau County, will NOT be publishing an edition the week of November 28th in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will publish, as usual, a November 21st edition and a December 5th edition. Those sending legal notices that need to be published before Nov. 28th need to send them no later than Monday, Nov. 18th to be assured publication. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office and speak to Dianna Anderson at 608-462-4902

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ROYALL SCHOOL DISTRICT Royall School District Board Meeting Royall Intermediate School August 26, 2013 IN ATTENDANCE: BOARD: Present: Preuss, Friedl, Palamaruk, and Waterman. ADMINISTRATION: Gruen, Uppena, Uppena and Burch VISITORS: 13 community members attended the meeting. A list is on file in the official minutes book. 1. CALL TO ORDER, AGENDA VERIFICATION, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm, Preuss presiding. It was declared an open meeting. Motion by Friedl/Waterman to verify the agenda as presented. Motion approved 4-0. Pledge of Allegiance was recited by board members and audience. 2. CONSENT AGENDA: a. Approval of Minutes from the July 22 , 2013 regular and August 1, 2013 special meetings. Approval of Receipts and Vouchers: Motion by Waterman/Palamaruk to approve the minutes from the July 22, 2013 regular meeting and August 1, 2013 special meeting and to approve payment of vouchers and manual checks: #54616 - #54700 totaling $347,636.60. Motion approved 40. 3. CELEBRATE ROYALL: Trystan Houzner introduced our two foreign exchange students from Germany who were present at the meeting. Jennifer Jennings announced that Royall Intermediate School was the recipient of the Silver Level for the Healthier School Challenge Award. The district received $1000.00 to be put in Fund 50. 4. COMMUNICATION: Comments were made regarding the closed session agenda postings and the procedure in which items go into closed session. 5. BUSINESS a. Personnel Hires: Elementary Secretary Position: Motion by Palamaruk/Friedl to approve Jill Brown as the Elementary Secretary. Motion approved 4-0. District Secretary Position: Motion by Waterman/Palamaruk to approve Melanie Benson’s position and contract for the District Secretary position. Motion approved 4-0. High School Secretary: Motion by Friedl/Waterman to approve Kristin Graves as the High School secretary. Motion approved 4-0. b. Service Agreement with Elroy: Service Agreement with the city of Elroy was provided for information only. c. Building and Grounds: Information was provided that the current handicap door is in need of repairs and parts are no longer available, a replacement door will be installed. d. Open Enrollment: Two students filed open enrollment exception applications to enroll in Royall. Motion by Waterman/Palamaruk. Motion approved 4-0. 6. REPORTS: Reports were made. 7. ADJOURNMENT. Motion by Waterman/Friedl. presented. Motion approved 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:32 pm Melanie Benson Recording Secretary Publish: September 19, 2013 WNAXLP

Alzheimer’s association walk to end Alzheimer’s On Saturday, October 12, walkers from across Adams and Juneau Counties will unite in a movement to reclaim future memories by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Bethany Lutheran Church in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, is the host site. Registration for the Adams-Juneau County Walk begins at 9:00 am with a 2-mile walk throughout the community starting at 10:00 am. There is no fee to participate. Walkers are encouraged to raise dollars to support local care and support services and important Alzheimer's research. Walkers raising $100 or more earn a 2013 Walk t-shirt. Everyone is welcome! Start or join a team today! Go to at www. to register. In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy food and beverages, raffle drawings, and a special program to honor those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. “There has never been a greater need for residents of Wisconsin to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Heidi Randall, Chair of the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to hundreds of residents in the area who are living with Alzheimer’s today. Your support will also contribute to advancing critically-needed research.” The Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is more than a walk; it is an experience for walkers from across Juneau and Adams County who gather each year to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s care and support services here in Wisconsin. Thousands of others lend their support through contributions and pledges. The area business community also participates through sponsorships and prize donations. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 9 Americans, age 65 and above, have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This number will increase 30% by year 2025! To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit

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Bill’s Corner become overloaded and flooded at the spot where FF exits the village to the west. I went down with my camera to get what I thought would be an interesting picture, and pulled up in front of the village garage. I found myself lingering there longer than I had anticipated, as I was fascinated to watch the cars that came to the top of the hill in Little Canada, and the drivers who eventually decided not to chance going through the water that had accumulated at the bottom of the hill. When I found a spot to stand just outside my car, I was on dry gravel, but after being there a while I realized I was now standing in a rapidly-moving inch or more of water. I decided it was time to leave before the flood advanced any further. I am still amazed when I remember how silently the water came up as it tried to find its way down the length of the land that is part of the Baraboo River watershed and from there finally empty into the Wisconsin River, as it continued on its trip to the ocean.


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Letter to the Editor

BY BILL SMITH Excessive flooding has dominated the national news the past few days, with numerous communities in Colorado suffering rivers that went far over their banks, and lakes forming where there had been none before. It seems that the rain in the front range of the Rocky Mountains just wouldn't stop, and there was no place for the water to go. The damage made interesting pictures on television, but the tragedy was great for families and communities, and prompted federal weather service employees to use the descriptive word "Biblical." We've had our share of floods in this area over the years that I have lived here, although--thankfully--none of them of the proportions of those in Colorado. I do remember one that put water on the parking lot at the Kwik Trip in Elroy, and forced the eventual demolition of several homes on east Franklin Street in Elroy. My strongest memory of flooding in this area, however, occurred in Wonewoc several years before that. The Baraboo River had



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Here we are in the midst of --- summer? Maybe by the time you read this it won’t be 9 9 summer anymore, one can never tell. The weather sure has been weird this year. But 13 then I guess we take what we get cause we can’t do anything about it. When you think about that, it’s kinda 15 16 16 wonderful actually. Our weathermen can predict, can track, can foretell but you know what? They can’t make it happen! They can’t 19 stop it from happening. It is up to Someone much greater than a weatherman. But humans, being human, like to be in 22 control don’t they? It’s not just the weather either. 25 26 24 We fight so hard to keep that control no matter what it is. Yet there are so many things we can’t control no matter how hard we try. 28 29 But we keep on trying. Why is it that people feel this strong desire to be in charge of things? Is it really so 32 hard or wrong to let someone else be in charge? I guess it depends on what the circumstances are. No one likes to be told they “have” to do something or they “can’t” do something. Granted I think there’s times when we 24. See 34-across. should be in control - mainly of ourselves. 25. Master card rival. We have to control our temper, our language, 26. Not harsh. our thoughts and our actions. We need to be 28. Manure spill enforcer, acronym. 29. Juneau County device used during huntresponsible and accountable, in other words ing season. in control of these type things. 31. The 12-step group, abbr. But there is so much we want to control. It is truly a “Me” time of life. What do I want - what do I need - what’s best for me. It’s a strong desire for many people. If I had a “bucket list” I think I would put something like “Be more thoughtful of others” on it. I try but so many times I let the “I want it done my way” enter the picture. But enough of the soap box preaching and let’s get on with something else. The library reading group has picked “The Paris Wife” written by Paula McLain for our next book. It is a story about Ernest ANSWERS TO SEPTEMBER 12 CROSSWORD Hemingway’s early years as he struggles to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 become a great author. It is told from the perC O M R A D E R M A spective of his first wife, Hadley Richardson 8 9 H L C E D E F J A M and is based on very well documented his10 11 12 13 13 U


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25 in Boston. While it would be impossible to recognize every single individual who has contributed to Sharing Supper and the Mauston Community, ICMA recognizes the huge role that you, as a sponsor and community supporter, play and the impact you have had accomplishing the success of the Mauston/Lyndon Station Sharing Supper mission: “To provide a dining experience free of social and economic barriers to build community relationships while nourishing the soul.” This honor and award is a tribute to all of Sharing Supper’s partners, including you. Thank you for your efforts, service, and contribution to your community. Sincerely, Robert J. O’Neill, Jr. Executive Director

Nonsense from Nancy

by George Gore


Dear Sharing Supper Sponsor, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that ICMA’s Awards Evaluation Panel has selected Sharing Supper as a recipient of the organization’s Community Partnership Program Excellence Award. The nomination was submitted by the City of Mauston. Congratulations on your community’s outstanding achievement! ICMA’s Community Partnership Awards recognize those programs or processes that demonstrate innovation, excellence, and success in multiparticipant involvement between or among a local government and other governmental entities, private sector businesses, individuals, or nonprofit agencies to improve the quality of life for residents or provide more efficient and effective services. ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, will present this award to Sharing Supper, the Mauston High School, and the City of Mauston at the 99th Annual Conference of ICMA on September


torical records. Now it’s been a long while since I’ve read anything of Hemingway’s, who is considered the preeminent writer of his time. His work is well known and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and in 1954 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his powerful, styleforming mastery of the art of narration.” As I said it’s been a long time since I read his work so decided I better brush up on it because it did make me wonder what all the hoopla was about. I truly forgot what his writing was all about. In school we learned that he did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, but I think I only read it because I had to. So I reread some of his work. I guess I shouldn’t admit this in a column for all to see, but in reality I didn’t like it very much this time around either. Granted I didn’t read all his work, but I didn’t care for it. Makes me wonder if he would be considered as great now as he was back then. I will grant you that he did change literature from long, descriptive sentences to short, declarative sentences but other than that I probably won’t be reading much of his work any time soon. I will admit I enjoyed the book “The Paris Wife” because it gave me background of life in the 1920’s. It seems to me it was about as wild and uncontrolled as today’s world! But I did find a sentence that surprised me. I thought back then the men were the boss and the women were less. But listen to this quote: “He and I had both grown up in households where the women ruled with iron fists, turning their husbands and their children into quivering messes.” That really hit me as different than what I thought. I guess even way back then the urge to be in control was as strong as ever! So until next week I’ll leave you with this NO-nonsense thought: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. n Nancy J Schneider is a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and writes freelance. Nancy can be reached at

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Rudig Jensen Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Helps Raise $2,100 for Mauston Grayside Elementary Local Chrysler Group dealership, Rudig Jensen Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep helped raise $2,100 in funding for Mauston Grayside Elementary with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. The fundraising event was held on August 12th in conjunction with the School Resgistration. “The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Phil Scroggin, Director at the Midwest Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.” Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan - highest ranked in loyalty 11 years in a row, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to Rudig Jensen Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep.

At the conclusion of the program, the school with the highest number of test drives in each one of the five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000, for a total of $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids™ program. Since 1993, when Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids™, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed nearly $5 million directly to local schools for student needs, from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers. Chrysler is proud of this tradition of community involvement. For more information, visit Learn more about Chrysler Group, LLC at

Taking Refuge

An Outdoorsman’s Journal

BY STEVE NORLING The biggest news at the refuge right now is the arrival of the parent-raised whooping cranes. Four colts, approximately three to four months old will arrive here on a donated flight from the Patuxent USGS hatchery in Maryland. The head veterinarian from Patuxent along with a couple of other crane experts is coming to take charge of the operation. This is to be a joint operation with our biologist, Brad Strobel, and others on our staff working side by side with them. These colts have been raised by crane parents and have never seen costumed handlers. They will not see costumed handlers here either. These cranes are being taught, cranes good, people bad. They will be put in separate pens near adult pairs of whoopers. They will be kept in the pens for approximately one week, or until the vet decides they are comfortable with the adults around and that the adults are comfortable with them. All food and water for their week’s stay will be in the pen prior to their release into the pen. No one expects the adults to treat these colts as their own, they just feel that the adults will tolerate them and allow them to migrate with them. The colts and the adults will be monitored from a distance and when the time is right they will be released. As this is the most biologically sound way of releasing cranes and it is hoped that all goes as planned. As it is the first time anyone has tried this method, we are all keeping our fingers crossed. As most everyone knows, for ten years Operation Migration led cohorts of cranes to Florida. These cohorts had been raised in pens by costumed handlers. Then the Direct Autumn Release (DAR) was started and ICF raised small cohorts using costumed handlers. These birds were then brought to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and released near adult birds. While these projects were necessary to get the reintroduction started after a while there were enough birds for the size of the refuge. Another thing that needed to be looked at was the fact that both of these methods not only raised the colts with costumed handlers, they were raised and released in cohorts. Whooping cranes in nature are not flock birds. Whooping cranes are very territorial and when they nest they protect a large area letting no other whoopers in. When they migrate they normally migrate as a family, two parents and usually one colt. Occasionally they will migrate with another pair of family, but no more than that. This is why it is thought that the parent reared colts being released near a pair of nesting, that perhaps had a failed nest this spring, will work. Also, while costumed handlers are the best way to raise cohorts, it may well be better if these colts never see a costumed handler. No matter how good the costume is and how well the handler takes the pains to do everything right, they are just not a crane. I will keep you readers apprised of how things are going. The draw down of pool one is looking like it is going to pay off. The plants are doing well and the bees are pollinating them. A couple of weeks without frost and there should be good plant reproduction. The main problem now is where to get the water to refill the pool. Hopefully we will get some rain and take care of it. By the time you read this several hunting seasons will be open. Dove season opened on September 1st and woodcock will open on the 21st. Bow season for deer opened September 14th, as well as seasons for ruffed grouse and squirrel. Fall turkey season also opened on September 14th. All of these species can be hunted on the refuge. The only areas that are open at this time are all of the area marked Area 2. The area 3s will not open until gun deer season. Stop at the visitor center for maps of the refuge and the hunting rules brochure or stop at any one of the brochure boxes around the refuge. One thing to remember is that there is no lead shot allowed for shotguns. You must use steel or one of the other non-lead shot. This goes for all game hunted with shotguns, whether it is grouse, squirrel, turkey or anything else. The only time that lead is allowed is when it is a single projectile, such as a rifle or a shotgun slug when hunting deer. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

Challenges on the Hunt BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, This is a column on how things sometimes work out, which is not always quite the way we want them to. Saturday, August 31st High 88, low 58 The plan seemed perfect. I was heading down to Columbia County with my 12-year-old daughter Selina and golden retriever Fire, for a two-day goose hunt. I found goose paradise last spring when I was canoeing in some backwaters of the Wisconsin River and have been really excited for this hunt ever since. Selina and I would be canoeing into this remote location, the day before the opener of Wisconsin’s Early Goose Hunt setting up camp, scouting, and relaxing. Problem one came a week earlier when I started getting really nasty headaches on the left side of my head. They come and go and are like getting kicked in the side of the head about every ten minutes. The headaches did not matter because I had aspirin and was going have a good time. Annoyance once came when I stopped at a Big Box store in the Dells to get some steel shot. The lady in charge of sporting goods told me the government banned the companies from making steel shot. I started dissecting her wisdom and kept looking. A moment later I found steel shot and she came back with a reply of, someone must have just stocked that, we have not had it all summer. Selina and I had a huge job in front of us, as we unloaded our canoe and two Otter Sleds from the truck, and then loaded them up with 5000 pounds of gear. My head was numb on the right side and I was trying to be fun. The paddle to, what I sincerely mean is a remote location, was tough due to our caravan of sleds, weeds, and shallow water. Hundreds of mallards, wood duck, and teal were spotted. Not a goose was seen on our journey. Finding a campsite was a very large challenge! The marsh I chose did not have high enough ground, so Selina and I pulled as much marsh grass as we could, and stacked it about 18-inches high, and put the tent up on top of it. The entrance to our home on the marsh had three-inches of water in it the next morning but our sleeping bags were dry. After setting up camp, Selina and I were mud from head to toe, we were running out of daylight, and so I decided to set up my propane lanterns, cook stove and cook some pork chops. Problem 27 arose when I realized that the tote with the lanterns and stove was not in our 5000 pounds of gear. The rest of this trip, Selina did a wonderful job of preparing peanut butter sandwiches. Things hit another low when I was preparing for the mornings hunt and realized that I had purchased the wrong size shells for Selina’s shotgun (3-inch and they should a been 2 ¾). Selina and I are resilient, and climbed into our sleeping bags covered in mud. Our tent was within inches of a stream, and it was pretty neat when a family of otters swam by within an arms length. Later in the night, they came back and one of them got out of the water and put its nose within inches of my face and began bark/snorting at me. Fire, the guard dog, was too tired to care if the otter took off my face. I did not sleep on this night and Selina and I were off to goose paradise long before daylight. We did not see a goose and so the problem with the wrong shotgun shells never was

an issue. Back at camp, it was extremely hot, Selina made our favorite lunch of peanut butter sandwiches, and we made a monumental decision and that was to break camp and go home. The canoe trip back to the truck was very physical and we were very happy when we arrived at my trusty Chevy. Our joy lasted all of ten seconds when I looked behind us and realized that we had lost one of our Otter Sleds and gear; naturally we unloaded our gear and went and found our lost possession. I am leaving in a matter of hours for a South Dakota fishing trip that I am confident will have much better results. Headaches are gone! Sunset



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Quilt show held at Boorman House BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD This past weekend the members from the KTY-JUN Quilting Club displayed their talents at the Juneau County Historical Society's Boorman House in Mauston. The quilt show was open to the public with 67 pieces of handiwork decorating the Victorian mansion. The quilts ranged in colors, size and theme from table runners to full sized. An autumn theme could be seen in many while bright bold colors were in some others. Picking out a favorite was hard for those who attended because just as you thought you found one, around the corner in another room would be yet another quilt calling your attention. KTY-JUN club member Carol Gross said club members

are currently working on a crazy quilt for the Boorman House. The quilt will replace an older quilt that once adorned a Murphy bed in a bedroom on the main floor. The older quilt had become ragged. The new crazy quilt is expected to be completed by the upcoming Holiday Open House and will be on display in the room decorated by club members. The KTY-JUN Quilting Club is open for new members from the novice to experienced as all are welcomed to attend. Their next meeting will be October 19 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.. The meetings are held at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. For more information you can contact Kris Scharfenberg at 608-547-9576.

KTY-JUN Club member Carol Gross displays a crazy quilt club members are currently working on which will be donated to the Juneau County Historical Society and on display at the Boorman House.

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