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Insurance scam calling residents Members of the community have been receiving calls from someone claiming to be from “Mile Bluff Medical Insurance.” This is a scam; do not send money or any of your financial information! Mile Bluff Medical Center is not selling insurance. The number that shows up on caller ID is 608-847-1464. The caller claims to be selling health insurance that has a better rate than what can be purchased through the health exchange. The caller asks individuals to send a money order for $99, along with checking account routing numbers and credit card information. The caller provides a call-back number starting with 866-792-... Do not fall victim to this scam!

Zilisch sworn in as new Mauston Police Lieutenant BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At last week's meeting of the Mauston Common Council Michael Zilisch of the Mauston Police Department was officially sworn in as police lieutenant. City administrator Nathan Thiel administered the oath of office. According to Mauston Chief of Police Mark Messer, Zilisch has 11 years of experience with the Mauston Police Department including working on the county's tactical department. "He will continue to be a great asset to the city," stated Messer. The lieutenant's position was opened up at the start of the year when former Lt. Michael Jackson retired from the department. Almost immediately the Mauston Police and Fire Commission (PFC) began the search for a replacement which in February of this year Chief Messer told the Juneau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault it would be filled by April, however, near the end of March things changed and a six month delay was put in place.

Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer presents Lt. Zilisch with his new badge.

OLD MILL GONE Last week the former Mauston Farmers Coop mill was torn down. The almost historic building served the area for many years. Its absence will make room for future progress in the downtown area. BUNNY SWEENY PHOTO

CWNAS to give “sneak preview” The Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter cordially invites all of their loyal supporters to a “Sneak Preview” of the animal shelter building to be held this Saturday, November 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is a work in progress, and there is still much to do, but much has been done since they started last spring. Organizers stated, “You have supported us and helped us through this process. Please join us for a tour of the building and free coffee and cookies.” In addition, they are hosting “Pet pictures with Santa” at the shelter during the Sneak Preview. Pictures are $5.00 each. For an appointment to have your pet’s picture taken with Santa, call 608-768-0085. The shelter Building is located at W5096 Hwy 82 East, Mauston.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving

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Members of Lt. Zilisch’s family attended the swearing in.

At that time Chief Messer stated the position would be re-advertised in six months and in the interim two officers had been offered an incentive pay to take on added responsibilities. Those officers were Michael Zilisch and John Nault. The announcement of Zilisch being offered and agreeing to taking the lieutenant's position came in early October. Present at last week's swearing in ceremony were members of Zilisch's family, including his wife Jessica, their two young daughters, and parents. Having stated he had done and learned quite a bit during his time on the force, Zilisch then said, "I look forward to at least the next 15 years.”

Assessments highlighted at Mauston School Board BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At Monday evening's meeting of the Mauston School Board building administrators used their time to update on the various assessments used in collecting student achievement data. Elementary principal Scott Tower gave an overview on a behind the scenes look at the work and planning by many hands in getting tests like the WKCE ready to be taken by students, including how support staff need to label each test with a child's name, and then secure the test after they are taken. Olson Middle School principal Mike Gonzalez spoke on the MAP testing that helps students and their teachers understand throughout the year where progress has been made, and where there may be a need for more assistance to the students. MAP testing stands for Measures of Academic Progress and is a state aligned computerized adaptive assessment program. Areas assessed include reading, math, language, and general science. MAP testing is a point in time assessment and does not measure intelligence. Gonzalez went on to state that Olson Middle School teachers use results from the test to help identify at-risk students performing below grade level as well as those who are considered gifted and talented performing way above grade level. High school principal Jim Dillin spoke on the ACT. The ACT is a national college admissions exam with tests in the area of English, math, reading, and science.

The ACT includes 215 multiple choice questions and takes approximately three and a half hours to complete. According to Dillin former high school principal Ronald Rasmussen was ahead of the curve when he initiated the Academic Focus Day for Mauston students in the month of October. The yearly Focus Day began three years ago. For freshmen that means they take the Explore assessment, while sophomores take the Plan and juniors take Practice ACT. New this year Focus Day was moved up to early September which, according to Dillin, allowed teachers and administration to get results earlier so that during an October in-service day could be used focusing on those results and improving student learning. Tech Ed - Habitat for Humanity Tech education instructor Randy Fabian provided the board with an update on the class on their latest project. As explained by Fabian, for the second year in a row students are working on a construction project in partnership with the Adams/Juneau Counties Habitat for Humanity. This year's project is taking place on Union Street just north of Walgreens where a previous residence was torn down by the city just a few years ago. Being built is a single family residence that will be occupied by a Habitat for Humanity applicant. Fabian introduced to the board Jim Abbs - Director of the Juneau/Adams Counties Habitat for Humanity. Abbs provided the board with a short speech on his experience including that he once had been an educator and a former Washington State local school district board member. See ASSESSMENTS, page 2

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ASSESSMENTS, from page 1 Abbs explained the process of the Habitat for Humanity program including how applicants to the program are low median income currently living in substandard housing. All applicants go through an approval process which consists of credit and background checks, and face to face interviews with a committee. Since coming to Juneau County the program has provided nine homes to families in Juneau County, all of which, Abbs pointed out - are within the Mauston School District boundaries. The local Habitat for Humanity effort is supported by a local Restore in Mauston which took in gross sales of $300,000 last year. Profits are divided by Habitat for Humanity programs in a regional area where other programs do not have a Restore of their own. Athletics Randy Fabian, Athletic Director, provided an update on the All Conference team members and WIAA State Qualifiers. In Girl's Cross Country 1st Team Taylor Miller finished with a 1st place - Dana Osthoff placed 2nd, and Megan Thomas placed 4th. Girl's Cross Country 2nd

Team - Brittany Lubinski finished in 8th place, Kate Tower ended with an 11th place, and Andrea Thomas placed 12th. In Boys Cross Country the 1st Team Adam Kramer finished with 3rd place, Theron Wilkinson ended with a 4th place finish, and Nick Zolondek placed 5th. In Girls' Tennis 1st Team (Coulee Conference) Ellie Luke ended with a singles record of 11-5. Elizabeth Domke and Katie Nelson ended with a doubles record 13-3. Kirsten Grzenia finished with a singles record of 15-4, and Alaina Laursen ended the year with a singles 11-3 record. During the pending action portion of the school board meeting soccer was a topic which received a lot of discussion. According to District Superintendent Christine Weymouth the Mauston Golden Eagles High School Soccer Club has approached the district with a request that they be funded by the district. The club, to date, has fully sponsored their own activities and play by fundraising for themselves. The estimated cost to support a girls junior varsity/varsity would come in at a price tag of approximately

$20,000 Fabian cautioned the board that with budget cuts from previous years, and possible future cuts to the athletic department he felt they wouldn't be able to "do it". While no action was taken there was discussion on if the booster club would be able to support the soccer team. Bus Procedure In her report to the board Julie Lankey-Smallwood had a message to parents of children in 4 year old kindergarten and kindergarten. That message was that per procedures if an adult is not present to assume responsibility for the student at bus stop drop-offs he/she would be returned to the district office and kept there until a parent could be reached and the child was picked up. Parents are urged to keep the district office up to date with contact numbers and reminded that other students 5th grade and up can, with notice, take the younger students off the bus. If any parents have questions they should contact Jevco at 847-7493 or her at 847-5451extension 6681. Donations Board members accepted two donations - the first being $1,000 from Stroh Controls. Both

JUNEAU COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Superintendent Weymouth and Principal Dillin suggested that the funds be used to start an Academic Foundation for the school district. Weymouth went on to state that starting such a foundation was one of her objectives when first starting with the district. The other donation came from Eileen Gruman in memory of her husband and former high school principal Tom Gruman. The donation came in the form of $1,000 worth of lumber. Both Dillin and Fabian stated that the lumber could be used for students who can't pay shop fees.

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HOW TO BUILD A GINGERBREAD HOUSE – PART 1 - Last Saturday the first part of our Library’s Gingerbread House Construction project took place. We had several kids, along with adult helpers, use frosting to put up the walls. Next Saturday (Nov. 23) they will come back and decorate them. Want to see these creations? Come to our Open House on December 11 to glory in these aromatic works of art. If adults are also interested in creating a Gingerbread House to show off at the Library, we would be delighted to show it off here. The Friends of the Library are offering a $25 prize for the best adults’ creation, and $15 for the cutest kids’ house. The Elroy Library will be closed on Thursday November 28 for Thanksgiving Day, but we will be open on Friday and Saturday as usual. If you don’t feel like shopping, or eating turkey, or driving over the river and through the woods – come relax at the library with a magazine or book. Take some cheery videos and holiday books home to get into the Christmas spirit. Happy Thanksgiving! Above is Cash Williams with his father, Sam, standing behind him.

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Marie Opal (Revels) Webb, age 93 passed away on November 8th at Norseland nursing home in Westby, WI She was born October 1,1920 to James Merritt Revels and Ruth Adeline Winchell. She grew up on a small farm in Cheyenne Valley, rural Hillsboro, and attended Salem school. Marie married Raymond Oscar Webb on January 29. They farmed most of their lives in Cheyenne Valley in Vernon County. She loved family, friends, religion, and animals. She is survived by one sister Nena (Revels) Winchell and numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of people who were welcomed in to her home and cared for as family. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents and 13 brothers and sisters. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the SELAND HUSTON FUNERAL HOME in La Farge. Burial followed in the Forest Burr Cemetery. Visitation was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from noon until service time at the funeral home. The Seland Huston Funeral Home is serving the Webb family. Online condolences may be made at


Gerald “Dean” D. Schumann, 89 of rural Kendall, passed away, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 25, 1924 to Malcolm and Frieda (Gernetzke) Schumann on the family farm. He was a member of the Kendall High School Graduating Class of 1942. On October 18, 1947, Dean was united in marriage to Ruth Campbell at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Township of Glendale. Dean farmed most of his life in the Kendall area. He was a past member of St. Luke’s Church, volunteering his time as a caretaker of the church, church treasurer and helping out wherever the church needed extra hands. He also helped with the building project at St. John Ev. Church when the new church was being built. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth, 3 children, Michael (Vickie) Schumann of Reedsburg, Steven Schumann of Kendall and Vicki (Roland) Koenig of Kendall, 7 grandchildren, Kate (Rob), Timothy (Megan), Lukas (girlfriend, Amanda), Lance (Rachel), Nikkole (boyfriend, Tom), Jennifer (boyfriend, Torr) and Greg (Megan), 2 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Beatrix, a brother-in-law, Eugene Campbell of Elroy, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Arlene Harris and Lavern Young. A Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:30 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Kendall. Pastor Steven W. Neuman officiated. Burial was in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Township of Glendale. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at



LeRoy E. Burdick, age 88 years, of Elroy, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Elroy, Wisconsin. He was born on June 25, 1925 to Eugene and Anne (Stenerson) Burdick near Elroy, Wisconsin. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War as an infantry scout; he later served four years in the U.S. Army Reserve. LeRoy was united in marriage to Jeannette (Harrison); they lived in the Elroy area. She preceded him in death on December 30, 1969. He was a farmer and loved training horses, working many years at Woodside Ranch near Mauston. LeRoy placed 5th in barrel racing at the Little International, a large competition many years ago, he also trained a horse that was sold to Arthur Godfrey. LeRoy also enjoyed Western music, movies and being outdoors. Survivors include a son, Mel (Leann) Burdick of Wichita, Kansas; daughters, Judith Johnson of Woodruff, Jeanette (Martin) Schrock of Akin, South Carolina, Roberta (Geir) Kanstad of Fort Collins, Colorado and Carol Meyers (Patrick) of Horicon; 12 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; and two brothers, Ballard Burdick of Summersville, Missouri and Adolph Burdick of Elroy. In addition to his wife, Jeannette, he was preceded in death by his Parents, son, Edward Meyers; sisters, Pauline Clark and Cynthia Butler; and brothers, Clifford, Floyd, Melvin, and Palmer Burdick. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy, with Rev. Wesley Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., for online information go to

Hatch Happenings BY DEBBY ENNIS November is National Model Railroad Train Month and we are celebrating with an amazing train set that Bruce Goeser has so generously shared with us. Be sure to stop in sometime this month and take a look! Kids ages 9-12 are invited to join our Arts After School program from 3:30-4:30 on Thursday, November 21st when special guest, John Reichling, will have “Do it Yourself” poetry. This is one that you won’t want to miss! The children’s music CDs are now located in the kids’ section where the audio books are shelved. Also, the YA audio books on CD can be found in the adult audio area. As always, be sure to ask if you need help locating any materials. It’s almost time for one of our favorite contests! December 2nd-14th you may bring in your gingerbread creations with judging on December 16th. The only rule is that all entries must be made of mostly edible materials. Let’s get creative! Join us on Friday, November 29th at 1 pm when our No School Movie will be “Planes.” Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems... he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights! There will be NO Toddler Time or Hatchlings Play groups on Monday, November 25th and 26th and the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service The Mauston Area Ministerial Association would like to invite everyone to the Ecumenical Service that will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. The service will be hosted by Faith Christian Church which is located at N4691 Hwy 12&16W, Mauston. This Ecumenical Service involves eight local area churches from varying backgrounds. Together we purpose to positively impact our local community through the Holiday season. As we come together unified in Christ, we have one unified goal to bless those less fortunate. Aside from hearing great messages from several community leaders, there will also be an offering taken up which will go toward providing Christmas meals to families in need. Following the service,

stick around for refreshments that will be provided. If you have are interested being on the list to get a Christmas meal, please contact the United Methodist Church at 608/847-5964 before December 15th. Bethany Lutheran Church located at 701 Grove Street, Mauston will be hosting the Christmas meal distribution. The date and time will be available soon. The Mauston Area Ministerial Association also orchestrates the Community Cross Walk, held annually on Good Friday. If you would like more information regarding any of these events please call any of the local area churches. For information on the Ecumenical Service, please call 608/8474019.

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The Messenger of Juneau County

ISSN Number 1526-7873 018-051 Published each Thursday at 229 Main St., Elroy, WI by Messenger of Juneau County LLC. The Messenger is an entirely independent publication serving all of Juneau County. It is not affiliated with any other newspaper or group of newspapers. Periodical postage paid at the Post Office at Elroy, WI 53929. Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Messenger of Juneau County, 229 Main St., Elroy, WI 53929 Bill Smith, Editor Emeritus Betty Waits, Co-Publisher Dianna Anderson, Co-Publisher Tasha Mueller, Reporter Eva Marie Woywod, Reporter Mandy Bloor, Graphic Design Eileen Nale, Advertising Representative Phone 462-4902 Fax Number 462-4903 E-Mail: Subscription rates: $30 per year in Juneau, Monroe, Sauk and Vernon Counties; $33 elsewhere in Wisconsin; $35 elsewhere in the U.S.A.

Utility manager honored by WPPI New London Utilities' General Manager Steve Thompson, son of Mary and Tinker Thompson of Elroy, received the Individual Achievement Award during the WPPI Energy Annual Meeting on September 12 in Madison. The award recognizes many years of active participation in WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit, joint-action power supplier to New London and 50 other communities in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. Thompson has been involved with WPPI Energy since its inception in 1980, serving as one of the founding members. In his more than 40-year career, he has continually sought new ways to serve community needs. Under his leadership, New London Utilities has made significant infrastructure improvements, rebuilding both the electric and water systems. In addition to serving on the WPPI Energy Board of Directors since 1985, Thompson has served on many WPPI Energy Advisory Groups: Customer and Energy Services, Member Services, Distribution Services, and Information and Technology. Most recently, as chair of the Metering and Billing Best Practices Task Force, he helped establish a workshop, training manual and video for utilities.

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Sharing more than supper BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At last week's meeting of the Mauston Common Council the city was presented with a plaque honoring what has now become a dearly loved monthly event, the Sharing Supper. The award came from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and was presented by their representative Pat Cannon. Accepting it on behalf of the Mauston community were Mayor Brian McGuire, City Administrator Nathan Thiel, and Sharing Supper Founder Margie Strouse. While the community had representatives to accept the honor, founding members

have stressed the award belongs to all who have taken part in the monthly Sharing Supper event. That would include every sponsor since it's birth every volunteer, and each and every resident who came out to dine with neighbors, making the event a true community effort - "In other words it belongs to all of us," said one founding member. It is that spirit of unity and community which has made the Sharing Supper a model now being embraced by communities in other parts of the state. In looking back at the history of Sharing Supper the Mauston community can take pride in realizing the accomplishments and milestones along the way. The first supper was in the

spring of 2007, just six years ago. It was held at the Mauston Moose Community Center with one purpose in mind - breaking down barriers where every member of the community could come and enjoy a meal side by side others who they may not normally feel they had a common bond with. From that point on the supper grew as did the community bond surrounding it. In 2011 the community meal and support, including attendance, grew so large that a new venue was needed, so the Mauston High School opened their doors in providing a larger dining area. With that change came more room allowing for organizations to have tables with information in sharing

Sharing Supper in 2011 when held at the Mauston Moose Lodge.

Earlier this yea, Easter diners at the Sharing Supper donned their best Easter bonnet.

The City of Mauston accepts a plaque from the International City/Council Management Association's representative Pat Cannon (center) honoring Sharing Supper and the community involvement. resources in the community. In September of 2012 the Sharing Supper was held at the Mauston American Legion which provided the perfect backdrop for a special theme where the focus was on those serving in the military, overseas. Everyone attending the meal had a chance to help make care packages, and relay a message to the troops on the backside of an article letting them know about the Sharing Supper community supporting them. Every month a theme is center stage at Sharing Supper which sometimes meant holidays being the focus. Children have visited with Santa and Ms. Claus, the Easter Bunny, and taken part in Easter Parades all while having dinner with family and friends. In looking back through the years and the recent honor from the ICMA one founding member said, "It's for the community, to build community, by the community." Sharing Supper in Mauston is held at the Mauston High School the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of November. Doors open from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. with the free meal served from 5:00 until 6:30. In November Sharing Supper asks that you support the Mauston Moose and their Thanksgiving Day meal which is served from noon until 2:00 p.m. The

Graduation plans underway at MHS Dale Komro, Jostens salesman, met with the senior class Tuesday and distributed cap, gown, and other graduation product ordering information. Ask your senior for this information to be brought home for your viewing and discussion. Key Points: 1) In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students must wear a cap, gown, tassel, & stole. This can be ordered individually, without any announcements or party items for $41.94. 2) You may use friends or siblings caps and gowns from the past 12 years, but check that it is in wearable condition and the proper fit for your senior. If you use someone else's, you must still order a Tassel & Stole - $24.94 - These items are dated 2014.

3) Clothing - Jostens sells senior souvenir t-shirts, sweat pants, hoodies. Some of these items are given to the seniors right at the December 3 order date. If you order the clothing items - a minimum $30 deposit is due on December 3. 4) Caps, gowns, announcement orders are delivered in March. You will be billed directly from Jostens in January or February. Payment will be due by the March delivery. 5) Orders are to be placed on Tuesday, December 3 from 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Mauston High School in the commons area directly to Dale Komro from Jostens. 6) Questions - call or email Dale Komro directly. NOT MAUSTON HIGH SCHOOL! He can be reached at or 608-526-2100.

Many times there are local businesses that visit, or sponsor the Sharing supper. This is the Messenger’s Dianna Anderson and the Culver’s Mascot. Mauston Moose is located at 601 Colfax St. If you are unable to leave your home, or have transportation to attend the Thanksgiving Day Meal you can contact the

Moose at 847-7833 from now up until Thanksgiving and they will make arrangements to get a meal out to you.

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WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS SIDEWALK/DRIVEWAY CLEARING CITY OF MAUSTON Between December 1 and April 1, all vehicles parked between 2am and 7am on city streets where parking is allowed, shall park on the odd-numbered side of the street on the odd-numbered days and on the even-numbered side of the street on even numbered days. Disabled vehicles must be reported to the Police Department and be removed within 18 hours. Vehicle owner is responsible for all penalties and costs associated with the towing and storage of any illegally parked vehicle as per City Ord. 14.33(2)(c,d,e,f). Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after each snowfall. Per City Ord. 15.19, failure to comply may cause the City to correct the violation and bill the property owner for all applicable costs. Per City Ord. 15.13(2), snow from private drives, walks, and/or parking lots may not be pushed, plowed or otherwise deposited in the City street right-of-way.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness month declared in Mauston BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At the Tuesday, November 12th, meeting of the Mauston Common Council Mayor Brian McGuire officially declared this month as Alzheimer's Awareness Month in the City of Mauston. The declaration falls in line with the national campaign recognizing the month of November for Alzheimer's Awareness. The City of Mauston declaration included the following: Whereas November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and Awareness National Caregiver Month, when people diagnosed with memory disorders, as well as their devoted caregivers, families, and friend care partners, are recognized and honored; and Whereas Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Symptoms usually appear after age 60, however, early onset Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed in people in their 50’s, 40’s and even 30’s, and Whereas recent statistics published by the Alzheimer’s Association indicate that over 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, amounting to 1 in 8 older Americans experiencing this disease, which is the 5th leading cause of death for those 65 and older. Approximately 80% of the care that is provided at home is delivered by family caregivers..." The recognition comes on the heels of the recent Walk for Alzheimer's in which participants of Juneau and Adams counties came together in New Lisbon to raise awareness and funds for the

Alzheimer's Association. This year's annual walk raised over $13,000 which funds research and local resources for patients and caregivers.

nity experiencing early stages of memory loss. LEEPS trains volunteers and provides ongoing support. For more information on LEEPS you can

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contact them at 608 649-5796. For services through the Juneau County Aging Resource Center, you can contact them at 847-9366.

The December meeting of the Juneau County Retired Educators' Association will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Noon at the Mauston Park Oasis Restaurant. The menu will be a turkey dinner. The program will be given by Mr. Mike Taake called "The Homeless". Members are asked to bring their volunteer sheets. Members are also asked to bring hats and mittens to be given to a local school district for distribution. Reservations are to be called to Elroy area - Barb Nofsinger 462-8908, New Lisbon - Loretta Balgard 562-3285, Wonewoc/Hillsboro Ruth Schmidt 464-7498, Mauston/Lyndon Station - Norma Smith 547-8391. New members are always welcome. Call President James Mossholder at 462-8571 for details. As part of American Education Week, November 18-22, 2013, the Juneau County Retired Educators' Association salute the schools of the area. The retired educators wish to thank all the dedicated administrators and teaching staff during this week and throughout the year. We also wish to express that we value the support staff in our schools and want to thank them for being an important part of the educational process. We want students to know how proud we are of them and their achievements. Finally, the retired educators from throughout the county support the parents in our school district who serve as important partners.

Rabies Vaccine Clinic November 23, 2013

at Mauston Veterinary Clinic 512 State Road 82 East From 1:00PM-4:00PM $12 for 1 or 3 year rabies Other vaccines available upon request Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire proclaimed November as Alzheimer’s Awareness month in Mauston. Present for the Mayor's proclamation was Susan Price, volunteer coordinator for Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization (LEEPS), along with Heidi Randall Director of the Juneau County Aging and Resource Center, and Cris Caster a nurse practitioner from Mile Bluff Medical Center. All of which represent organizations assisting Alzheimer's patients and caregivers. LEEPS is a volunteer organization striving to make a difference in the lives of people with memory loss by partnering volunteers with someone in the local commu-

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December 7 @ 6:00PM

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Royall hosts Little River Music Conference Honors Band Concert BY TASHA MUELLER Middle School and High School students from New Lisbon, Weston, Hillsboro, and Wonewoc-Center all traveled to Royall on Thursday to perform in the Little Rivers Music Conference Honors Band Concert. Starting off the concert included the middle school students from all five schools. Ms. Patty Schlafer directed this year’s middle school concert. Patty Schlafer has been teaching middle level music in Wisconsin’s private and

Design where her research included a study of musical tastes of the adolescent band student. She has been a guest conductor and horn instructor at numerous summer music camps including UW camps at Whitewater, Madison, Stevens Point, and Green Bay. She is a life long horn player and has been a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Artemis Horn Quartet, Madison Wind Ensemble, and Acme Brass. Ms. Schlafer loves com-

Mr. Jeff Behrens addresses the crowd before the high school musicians begin their selections. Behrens is the Richland Center High School Director of Bands. public schools for over 30 years. Ms. Schlafer’s interests are varied and have led to an active professional life as both a teacher and performer. She currently directs concert band and jazz band at Mount Horeb Middle School. She also works with a group of teachers from the state of Wisconsin to implement the Comprehensive Musicianship Project for students of music. Ms. Schlafer has a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and

munity theater and has served as the music director for the Verona Area Community Theater’s production of 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, and White Christmas. She will be conducting her 20th anniversary with VACT this summer in a production of Fiddle on the Roof. When not teaching, conducting, or playing horn, she is always on the search for a dog friendly watering hole with her family Ward and Mango.

Middle school students performed “The Big Circus March” by Robert E. Foster, “Annabel Lee” arr. by Michael Story, “Rhythm Machine” by Timothy Broege, and “Raider’s March” by John Williams, arr. by Paul Lavender. Mr. Jeff Behrens directed the high school honors band. Jeff Behrens is currently in his seventh year as the Richland Center High School Director of Bands. Mr. Behrens directs the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Pep Band, Music Theory program, and numerous Solo and Ensemble groups. Previous to that, he served 19 years as Director of Bands for the Boscobel School District. Mr. Behrens is a member of the American School Band Directors Association and is the state chair for the Wisconsin School Music Association Adjudication Committee. Mr. Behrens is also a Master Adjudicator for Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Mr. Behrens received his BME from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a Masters of Arts in Education from Saint Mary’s University. Mr. Behrens lives in Richland Center with his wife Mary Beth, and children Tyler and Chelsey. High school musicians performed “Flourish for Wind Band” by R. Vaughan Williams, “Exaltation” by James Swearingen, “The Isle of Calypso” by Robert W. Smith, and “The Washington Post” by John Phillip Sousa. Close to 90 middle school and high school student musicians performed in Thursday evening’s performance. Both groups spent the day participating as a whole group and put on a great concert.

Royall senior Katelyn Woodworth introduces the selection “Exaltation” by James Swearingen.

Ms. Patty Schlafer, a director from the Mount Horeb Middle School, was enthusiastic on the pieces performed by the area middle school musicians on Thursday night. Pictured, she gives information about the selection of “Raider’s March.”

A middle school percussion student performs on the drum during the song “Rhythm Machine.”

Hillsboro senior Riley Fisher performs during the four selections during the honors band concert on Thursday.

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Local educators speak to Rural Task Force BY TASHA MUELLER On Wednesday, November 6, administrators from local area schools told a 12-person panel that consisted of the Speaker’s Task Force for Rural Schools that there were many different things that could benefit rural schools. The panel consisted of State Lawmakers to study the problems of rural schools, as Juneau County schools were being looked into during the afternoon session. Task Force Chairman Rob Swearingen, a Republican from Rhinelander started off the meeting as, “We’re here to listen and we want to take it back and have some positive legislation in the end,” whose 34th Assembly District in far Northern Wisconsin has always been rural. One thing that kept coming up in each presentation was teacher retention. Mauston High School Principal Jim Dillin says this issue is a growing problem in rural schools. “I have written too many letters of recommendations in my last 18 months as principal for teachers who are looking for something else. And as I try to recruit some of my students who I believe would be great teachers, I am met with “Why would I want to do that?,” said Dillin. A bigger fear for Dillin is that rural schools will start to train teachers to see rural schools as the “minor league” and bigger districts will see more money. Hillsboro Superintendent Curt Bisarek agrees with

Dillin. Bisarek also went on saying that drawing qualified teachers to work in rural schools is much harder and the applicant pool has greatly diminished. “Typically, we get 50 to 80 applications depending on the year. This year, we had 25,” he said. Lawmakers listened to more than four hours of testimony at Royall Middle School in Elroy from educators, business people, and even a parent. Carrie Buss, Mauston school board member and parent to children attending public school commented by saying, “Please think of districts like mine when you are considering adding to the long list of mandates that we sustain. We are running on a shoe string.” State mandates were just one of many topics on the minds of those who testified and the lawmakers questioned speakers about alternative paths to certification for people following a nontraditional path to teaching, local control of the school year, the importance of broadband Internet access within school districts, plus multiple other topics. Swearingen said the Task Force was formed by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos after Swearingen and fellow Task Force member Representative Mary Czaja, R-Irma, approached Governor Scott Walker about the problem of rural schools in the wake of recent school referendum battles within their districts. Swearingen went on to say, “We realize that roughly 44 percent of all the students in the state of Wisconsin go

to a rural school. We’re not defining a rural school, but we know it’s not Madison and Milwaukee and Racine. We realize we have to get out into the state.” The bipartisan panel of 12 state representatives included Reedsburg Republican Ed Brooks, who represents Juneau County. Lawmakers began the day with tours of schools in Mauston and Elroy before hearing testimony from Mauston schools Superintendent Christine Weymouth, Mauston High School Principal Jim Dillin, and Royall schools Superintendent Mark Gruen. Outlining an outline of frustrations towards trying to compete for teachers who are weighing an opportunity at Royall against opportunities in urban areas with more amenities, the decision, Royall Superintendent Mark Gruen stated, typically goes against him. “If they stay in the larger school, that gap will continue to increase. We also give them a high salary. Hence, my term ‘reverse capitalism.’ We’re not using supply and demand,” said Gruen. Mauston schools Superintendent Christine Weymouth stated many challenges to creating “high performing” schools. “Please know that I believe we have signed up for these challenges, but when you line us up alongside our educational peers we pale by comparison in our ability to invest, our ability to combat high risk factors in families and in our ability overall to create an instructionally rich learning experience for our kids,”

Weymouth said. Mauston High School Principal Jim Dillin, talked to the panel that he has problems adding advanced placement course work to his students. High school students can earn college credits for certain classes offered. “I have no way to financially support what they would like to do for kids in many cases. As a lifelong educator, that hurts,” stated Dillin. The panel also heard testifrom Hillsboro mony schools Superintendent Curt Bisarek, from the Hillsboro School District, John Eyerly, Superintendent of the School District of Westfield in Marquette County, representatives from two area employers, Seats Inc. in Reedsburg and the Sprinkman Corp. in Elroy. Swearingen said he plans on holding at least two more hearings before early next year, when the Task Force will deliver recommendations to Vos. The committee asked the administrators for suggestions on how to keep qualified teachers in rural districts or how to draw teachers to them. Then, the panel asked for opinions on different ideas that had been brought up before like teacher loan forgiveness and a way to make certification easier for teachers, in ways of access to accreditation or changing how teachers were certified. To view the complete video of the hearing online, visit Enter “rural schools” in the search box.

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Kendall Library news BY LYNETTE VLASAK Thanks to all the people who attended the Rep. Ed Brooks listening session on Nov. 18. This is the first time Rep. Brooks has had a session at our library since I have been the librarian; I hope he will continue to put us on his schedule. Our book club will meet Tues., Nov. 26. We will be discussing Growing Up in Grey North by William AirthKindree, M.D. The group meets at 6 p.m. in the library. If you have been by the library the last few weeks, perhaps you’ve noticed the big Green Bay Packer cut out that is in the window. We will be having a drawing for the Packer cut out. Simply stop in the library to sign up for the drawing by Dec. 6. This year, why not make your Christmas gifts. We have lots of books to give you instructions and provide ideas. Stop in and check them out. Speaking of Christmas, the Kendall Lions Club will again be selling Christmas wreaths. They are available in two

sizes: 24 inch for $12, and 36 inch for $18. Wreaths can be ordered now from any Kendall Lions member or by stopping in the library to sign up for one. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We hope you have a safe and bountiful holiday shared with family and friends.

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New Lisbon Correctional Institution presented a check for $545.55 to SEA of Change Juneau County’s Mike Taake Friday. The donation was a result of a partnership between the institution and Culver’s of Tomah to provide a new fundraising opportunity to inmates and staff at the institution and use the proceeds to help a local community organization. Fundraisers are an activity New Lisbon Correctional Institution coordinates periodically throughout the year to raise awareness of important local issues and to provide inmates and staff an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause with the added bonus of receiving a tasty treat in exchange for their donations. Culver’s owner Al Laylan was instrumental in assisting the fundraising activity by providing discounted pints of frozen custard, so the institution could sell them and donate the funds collected to SEA of Change. SEA of Change is based in Juneau County and provides emergency goods and services to the homeless, including transitional housing assistance and case management to those who do not qualify for other local emergency assistance services. “Thirteen percent of the population in Juneau County lives below the poverty level, and 41 percent of renters are unable to afford the fair market rent of $596,” said SEA of Change President, Mike Taake. “Additionally, two of the five school systems in our county report homeless students. The donation from New Lisbon Correctional Institution will provide shelter for a family of four for a full month at our transitional housing facility.” Laylan said, “My wife and I have owned the Tomah Culver’s franchise for the past nine years and make it a point to give back to the community regularly. This is an important part of how we can show appreciation to the community for their loyalty to our business and to share our good fortune with those less fortunate.” Laylan stated Culver’s was pleased to partner with New Lisbon Correctional in the fundraising activity. For more information about SEA of Change, the services they provide in the community, or to make a donation of time or money, contact (608) 547-7006 or visit their website at

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Fourth annual Thanksgiving meal in Hustler BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD For the past four years the Fountain Chateau Bed and Breakfast in Hustler has hosted a special Thanksgiving meal for area residents. That first meal happened in 2009 with the Fountain Chateau organizing and hosting the event alongside volunteers from the then newly formed Lend a Hand, and Hustler area residents. All food and accompaniments were donated from area businesses and individuals. Since that time the meal has grown to welcome new volunteers and organizations to help take part - this year is no different. Held on Thanksgiving Day, the meal is open to the general public and billed as "home cooked with loving hands." Food will be served from noon until 3:30 p.m. For the elderly and those with special needs who live within a 10 mile driving range, volunteers will deliver your meal. To make arrangements call them at 608-572-0150 or 608-427-3787. This year's effort is once

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Families must register before Monday, December 2nd Registration Forms are at the New Lisbon Food Pantry, New Lisbon Library, and New Lisbon Schools

Toy Pick up Tuesday: December 10th • 5:00PM–7:00PM American Legion Hall/Community Center 110 Welch Prairie Road, New Lisbon

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The Toy Workshop is also looking for new toys and monetary donations to help with purchasing the toys. Toys can be dropped off at Bethany Lutheran Church, The Bank of Mauston - New Lisbon Branch, and The Body Shop Bar & Grill.

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PATT joins forces with several to create new improved playground for kids BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah Schools PATT (Parents And Teachers Together) does many things for the Necedah Elementary School. This fall their project was to see to it that the playground was improved. This group of very dedicated parents and teachers has one or two fund-raisers for the projects that they see as important. There is a

small but dedicated group of these people that make sure that things keep on moving ahead. There is always a need for more involved people so on Tuesday, November 12th from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. they held an open house in the elementary school. There was a get acquainted session during which snacks were served. Several new parents

showed up and sounded very interested in joining the group. The PATT also provides child-care during their meetings and this was important to the new people. The regular monthly meeting followed the open house. The playground that the PATT group helped with this year consisted of a completely rebuilt sandbox and

new wood chips for the entire play area. PATT put $1,200 toward the project and had some great help. While PATT paid for the timbers to surround the new sandbox, two local businesses donated time and items. Shan Bloomer, manager of Necedah Croell Ready Mix, donated the Re Bar and the washed sand. Ryan Rattunde, owner of Quality

Lawn Care and Snow Removal in Necedah hauled the sand and after delivering it helped to spread and level the sand. Mr. Miller’s High School construction class took care of the construction of the sand box. They measured, leveled and constructed it during their construction class each day until it was finished. These 13 students

did an excellent job of getting this job done. All new wood chips were also put in to the entire area where the playground equipment is located. This is an excellent playground and the students are making very good use of it. PATT and all others involved are to be commended on a great job.

Two students refuse to attend school, will begin program at Mauston School BY STEVE NORLING The November meeting of the Necedah District School Board was held on November 18th. The first order of business was brought up by Superintendent Gierach. He stated that there were two high school students that were refusing to come to school. After talking to both them and their parents it is believed that they would attend GEDO (GED Option) classes if offered. Mauston School District has this available and could offer it to these two students while the students would still count as Necedah students. The cost of this program would be $825 per student per month for a maximum of three months. One of the reasons that these students do not want to finish school is that they are so far behind in credits that it would take a couple of years just to catch up. As one of the tenets of Necedah Schools is to see all students graduate, the board approved agreeing to send them to the GEDO program. A

portion of the $825 will be recovered by being able to count them as Necedah Students and receiving state aid for the two. A Wisconsin law requires school boards to be notified once per year any “seclusion and restraint” actions. Since January 1st there have been seven incidences of restraint or seclusion. Only people specifically trained are allowed to do this and it takes place when a student is doing things that may cause injury to themselves or others. If in seclusion the student is put in an unused room and monitored without the door being locked. A change was made to the MS/HS handbook in relation to extended lunches. The old wording was that a student must have a “C” or better average grade. The new wording will state that the student must not only have a “C” average but must have no “F’s”. It seems that some had enough “A’s” to offset an “F”. In resignations, Coleen Carpenter resigned as custodian

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and Mrs. Maxville resigned from the Flag Corps after eleven years. The After School program has increased to 82 students. The next parent’s night will be held on December 12th in the MS/HS lunchroom. There will be logging going on in the school forest. The down trees and diseased trees have not been taken out for a number of years and need to be taken care of due to being a fire hazard. Trails will be cleared at the same time and the school will receive compensation for the pulpwood. A soft lockdown was held in the school and there were three dogs brought in to check things. All lockers were checked by the dogs and while there were a couple of false alarms, nothing was found. The parking lot was then gone through and one car was found to have marijuana and paraphernalia. There will be a hearing to decide what action to take on the student. This could lead to expulsion but that is only one option.

6th Annual Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 7th from 9AM–1PM at St. Francis Academy in Necedah (Corr Hall)

Featuring our popular Cookie Walk with yummy homemade cookies and treats of all kinds for just $5.95/lb. Win big prizes from our raffle which include 1st Prize - iPad2, 2nd Prize - Stihl Chainsaw, 3rd Prize 25 lb. Steak Lovers Bundle. We'll also have our fun Chinese Raffles, St. Nicholas Gift Shops, free gift wrapping by our elves. Lunch will be served at 11am, and St. Nicholas will make a special visit from11AM to noon. The Knights of Columbus will be giving away brand new coats (sizes 8-18) for boys and (sizes 4-6x) for girls. Please join us!

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New ATV Routes gives more trail space for riders BY TASHA MUELLER

During last month’s regular Village of Wonewoc meeting, board members approved adding an ATV route throughout the village limits that will make riders eager to give the trail a try before winter arrives. The all terrain vehicle route extends from the county highway G intersection with N. East Street to Gordon Street to the Wisconsin 400 State Trail parking lot. Village members became aware of this opportunity from the ATV Club that has been looking to extend their trails into Wonewoc for a significant amount of time. Before taking the new trail idea to the Juneau County Board, the village board needed to approve the new route beforehand and determine if the idea deemed accessible for the Wonewoc area. The new route is a strategy to promote extended business for downtown shops that are open year-round. Looking towards the positive aspects, board members expect this new addition as progress for the business people of the town.

Increased noise that may arise from the use of the trail outweighs the potential increase in business. The trail has already opened as local downtown businesses, such as Bernie’s Wagon Wheel, have been noticing an increase in others stopping in for a bite to eat and heading back on the trail. ATV’s have been growing within the area with multiple other trails that will hopefully soon all be connected. The new trail in Wonewoc goes as far as Lyndon Station. One of the founding members of the Over The Hill ATV Club, Bernie Bronk, looks forward to the continued support from surrounding ATV clubs and will be looking into partnering with other area groups to connect the trails and make it an easier commute for all riders alike. Residents that live within the village will be able to jump on their 4-wheeler and use the trail to get to town and get what they need. ATV riding has been an increased recreation sport with many enjoying the new freedom exploring different areas of the county.

W-C students raise $500 towards new books BY TASHA MUELLER During Monday night’s regular Wonewoc-Center board meeting, Principal Michelle Noll pointed out that a fundraiser began from the National Honor Society students to help meet a need for the Wonewoc Public Library. As the Wonewoc Public Library expansion ends the near completion stage, the library staff needed a large amount of books to fill up the additional space within the expanded area. With the fundraising idea in mind, the NHS students helped with this goal of the theme of “Be the Change.” A change war competition against all grades took place as each placed their change in the jars. Monday was pennies, Tuesday was nickels, Wednesday was dimes, Thursday was quarters, and Friday was anything that you had. “It was a huge success,” stated Noll. The kindergarten and 3rd grade class proved to be the most competitive with one another, and winning most days. Overall, the students raised over $500 for the library to purchase more books. “The neat thing about it, is that the requirement is to spend that money at our book fair,” said Noll. “At the book fair, we get a certain percentage from the books purchased at the book fair, so we can turn around and buy more books,” for the school library. At the beginning of the year, a one-two grade split was in place and overall, transitions accounted for a waste of an hour a day. At the end of the quarter, first and second graders are grouped together as four separate classes, divided evenly. As equally divided into their own separate classrooms, the

transition has been going very well as the end of the quarter had fast approaching and the time for the change was needed. In the Information Technology Director’s report by Tricia Louis, she stated what has been accomplished within the last six months. A few items included installing a 100 g line for the wireless network service. The district is currently at 60 g of service, and for the same price, the district is able to upgrade. Louis stated that everyone in the school could download and watch a YouTube video at the same time. Another six month milestone for Louis is the new Wonewoc-Center website. As of Friday, November 15, there have been over 3,000 unique visits to the site. If you have not visited the easily accessible site, visit to find all of the current information needed for any type of question or what the schedule is for any given day. A goal has been set by the IT department to have 5,000 unique visitors to the site by December 26, 2013, which will officially be the sixth month anniversary date of the new website. Get the word out there to visit the site, by including your family, friends, and out of state people know that it is out there. Also available on the site is photo galleries, so many of you could already be on the site! A credit reimbursement plan for the Administrative Professional Development was discussed about setting a set limit and amount of how many credits can be reimbursed. A firearms and weapons on school property language was discussed as changing the language so no hunters may hunt on school property. The board approved to dissolve the cheerleading student activity account, which has been inactive for the past three years. Half of the remaining money will go towards the girls basketball program and the other half towards the Pride Fund. The next regular meeting in on Monday, December 23 at 7 p.m.

Bank of Wonewoc-Food Pantry Challange After a great season they had their awards night on 11/4/13 and a few girls were awarded Scenic Bluffs Conference Awards. Pictured from left to right are: Emma Schumann, (honorable mention); Zoe Kaun (honorable mention); Maddie Benson (1st team AllConference); Emily Tracy (1st team All-Conference); and Ashley Thompson (Sportsmanship). The coaching staff and team would like to thank the community and parents for their support this year.

The Bank of Wonewoc is participating in its fourth annual food pantry challenge. Branches of The Baraboo National Bank are competing to see which branch can collect the most donations for their respective food pantries. The Bank of Wonewoc is asking our community to help them win this challenge by donating food or personal items which will then be delivered to the Wonewoc/Union Center Food Pantry. The contest will run from October 28th through November 25th. Over the past three years, all the branches of The Baraboo National Bank have collected over 10,000 items and $8,000 in monetary donations.

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Many new ATV trails have opened around Castle Rock Lake and Sauk County, as well. There will soon be a day where people can jump on their ATV’s and go anywhere they’d like. The Juneau County ATV Council (JCAC), formed in 2011, was established to have all Juneau County ATV Clubs work together in planning and promoting safe, lawful, ATV recreational riding. By working together, JCAC becomes one voice representing many orginizations. JCAC works closely with local municipalitiles in connecting routes across the county and with the Juneau County Highway Committee should there be a need to access County Highways. The council consists of two members from each ATV club that wishes to participate and two members at large. To find out more about joining the Over The Hill ATV Club or any questions regarding the new trail, you may contact Bronk at 608-464-7217. Additionally, for more information about any Juneau County ATV route, visit

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Enjoy the peace of this holiday season!

Merry Christmas From the staff at:

726 Water Avenue, Hillsboro, WI 489-2621 • Union Center 489-2761

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: Hillsboro Closing at Noon & Union Center Closing at 11:15 Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day

For the hard to buy for...

Gift Certificates! Buy 2 get 3rd FREE (services only) Chiropractic services Massage (good for 1⁄2 hr, 1 hr, and 1⁄2 hrs)

Black Monday • December 2nd ONLY

A Branch of Baraboo National Bank

WONEWOC • 464-3210

30% OFF biofreeze, cervical pillows, vitamins, ice packs - instock items only *Medicare not applicable*

Closing at noon on Dec. 24 and 31; Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

A Therapeutic Touch

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107 S. Main St, Necedah • 608-565-7600

Merry Christmas

Thank you for your patronage

Happy Holidays! -From your friends at the Elroy Gas Company


& Happy New Year! from all of us at

Kendall Trucking, Excavating & Plumbing 325 Huscka Drive • Kendall, WI • 608-463-7125

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Shop & Dine Locally this Season!

6th Annual Wonewoc Lighted

CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, December 14 • Starting @ 6PM Line up is from Bakers Field thru downtown on Center St. Entries can be anything movable - must be lighted.

––––– NO SANTA!!! –––––

NO Entry Fee

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

-From the staff at Karas Dental Thank you for your patronage!

Elroy • 608-462-8282 Necedah • 608-565-7173

Santa will be riding the Wonewoc Fire Truck at the end of the parade. Please call Shelly at (608) 464-7107 to enter your parade unit This year WMMA will be serving soup before and during the parade. A free will offering will be accepted to help defer the costs of the event.

Merry Christmas! ...from Heritage Manor “Your Home Away From Home”

Shop Locally... We appreciate your business! Come in and shop our wide selection of seasonal & unique gifts.

307 Royall Avenue • Elroy, WI


You’ll find that perfect gift for that special someone that’s on your list!


727 Water Ave., Hillsboro • 489-3141 Mon-Thurs, 8:30-5:30; Fri, 8:30-6:00; Sat, 8:30-1:00; Sun, Closed

Happy Holidays!

...Come and enjoy Game Days HERE!

Thanksgiving Buffet

November 28th • 11AM–7PM Baked Turkey, Roast Duck, Smoked Pork, Beef Tips & Noodles, Broasted Chicken, Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sage Dressing, Gravy, Squash, Cranberries, Green Beans, Deluxe Salad Bar, and Dessert Bar Adults $13.95 • Seniors $12.95 • Under 10 $6.95 • Under 3 FREE

CHAPPARAL RESTAURANT • 464-3944 S320 Hwy 33 (Between Wonewoc & LaValle)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the folks at...

Elroy, WI • 608-462-5066 • Page 12


November 21, 2013

Shop & Dine Locally this Season!

Barbie’s Kitchen

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to all our friends!

We offer Home Cooking... Breads, Rolls, Soups, Pies, & more

Weber Haus

Opening at 4:00AM Opening Day *Closed Thanksgiving Day*

312 Center St, Wonewoc

Breakfast and Lunch Specials Daily

• 464-7688

Let us help you... You may be surprised what we can do!

To go Orders & Lunch Delivery available Find us on Facebook at Barbie’s Kitchen LLC Sign-up for my text messaging or emails!

The next best place to home!

Hours: Monday–Saturday • 6AM-2PM and Sunday • 7AM–2PM

824 Water Ave, Hillsboro • 608-489-3539

Wishing you & yours a very

Knee Deep House Cleaning Services

Merry Christmas!

Reliable LP is where you’re treated like family.

“Because Quality is Necessary!”

*Plan ahead for after the holiday clean-up!* We offer: Dusting, Bathrooms, Floors, Walls, Windows, Light Fixtures, Appliances, etc. - Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Occasions, we have the package you need!

We ARE the TRUE definition of a locally owned & operated propane supplier!

Reliable LP Gas 102 Tilmar Street, Elroy


Call ahead 608-474-0582 or 608-474-0581 Email:

Please come join us for our

Thanksgiving Buffet Breakfast Buffet (8AM-11AM) - $8.95 Eggs, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage Patties & Links, Ham, Pancakes, Fresh Fruit, Muffins, Danish

Dinner Buffet (11AM-3PM) - $12.95 Roast Turkey, Baked Ham, Roast Beef, BBQ Ribs, Roast Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cranberries, Vegetables, Dinner Roll & Butter Dessert Bar: Cheesecake, Muffins, Cakes, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, Cherry Pie, and Ice Cream.

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Shop & Dine Locally this Season! Summit Ridge

Welcome to the

Hillsboro Brewing Co. 815 Water Avenue, Hillsboro • 608-489-PIVO (7486)

Wednesday, November 27 Happy Hour ALL NIGHT • 1⁄2 off appetizers ALL NIGHT and buy a whole pizza at 1⁄2 price

CLOSED Thursday, November 28

“Scuba Steve McConnell” “Kenzie Freundonfer” Friday, November 29

We'll have: Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Veggies, Soup, Salad, Cranberries, Apple or Pumpkin pie, and more…

Thanksgiving hours: 3PM-8PM

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N795 Highway 58 • Wonewoc, WI 53968

We are now taking reservations for Thanksgiving!! We'll be offering a variety of plated combos, so you can create your own perfect feast!

Call today to make your reservation 608-985-7211 Like us on Facebook!

Saturday, November 30


Out with the old... in with the newYOU! Bring in any non-perishable food item and receive $5 off any chemical (perm or color) service.

Now until December 31, 2013 *Gift Certificates Available*

Jen’s Hair Loft 115 South Adams St. • New Lisbon, WI 53950

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November 21, 2013

The Messenger November 21, 2013

of Hillsboro


All-Scenic Bluff’s Cross Country Teams announced

BY TASHA MUELLER With a magnificent ending to a perfect Scenic Bluffs Conference Cross Country season, area cross country runners were recognized with recognitions in the boys’ and girl’s first team All-Conference selections. After earning both the boys’ and girls’ SBC titles from the Scenic Bluffs Conference Cross Country Championships on October 17 at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Union Center, Brookwood was able to gain the most selections with nine runners adding their names to the conference teams. Five Hillsboro runners earned honors with their top finishes in both the boys’ and girls’ races to contend with the conference leaders. Hillsboro seniors Noah Mayberry, Logan Rohn, and Charles Strait earned All-SBC recognitions on the boys’ side, while sophomore Breanna Beaver and junior Adriana Reese earned all-conference honors for the girls. Mayberry finished fifth at the conference meet at 17:00. Rohn was close behind at 17:05 for sixth-place, while Strait came in ninth at 17:49. Beaver finished fourth in 16:52 to lead the tigers in the girls’ race. Reese placed eighth in 17:12. Rohn, Mayberry, and Beaver all advanced in the WIAA Division 3 State Championships, held on November 2 in Wisconsin Rapids. Rohn and Mayberry ran together much of the race finished 49th and 51st respectively. Beaver placed 150th with a time of 19:54 with her first trip to state. Necedah senior brothers Trey and Tripp Horbinski also made honors with making a trip to the state championships. Both stayed within close to each other’s running pace as Trey

placed in the 35th spot, and Tripp in the 40th position. Both had outstanding times of 17:23 and 17:28, respectively. New Lisbon’s Kayla Gregar was able to lead the girls’ first team after achieving the individual conference medal with a time of 16:27. Teammate Kelsi Gregar achieved the honor with her time of 16:58. Necedah’s Kristin Darnell added to the team list with a time of 17:07. 2013 All-Scenic Bluffs Cross Country Team Boys’ first team Walker Rynes – Brookwood; 16:21 Trey Horbinski – Necedah; 16:29 Dylan Smith – Brookwood; 16:34 Tripp Horbinski – Necedah; 16:49 Noah Mayberry – Hillsboro; 17:00 Logan Rohn – Hillsboro; 17:05 Jared Johnson – Brookwood; 17:36 Luke Schwartz – Brookwood; 17:43 Charles Strait – Hillsboro; 17:49 Billy Nusse – Brookwood; 18:02 Girls’ first team Kayla Gregar – New Lisbon; 16:27 Briana Nelson – Brookwood; 16:37 Betsy Schreier – Cashton; 16:44 Breanna Beaver – Hillsboro; 16:52 Kelsi Gregar – New Lisbon; 16:58 Taylor Schmitz – Brookwood; 17:02 Kristin Darnell – Necedah; 17:07 Adrianna Reese – Hillsboro; 17:12 Michaela Baldwin – Brookwood; 17:13 Morgan Berendes – Brookwood; 17:16

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On Monday night, the Hillsboro Cross Country held their award ceremony honoring the team full of fast runners. From left to right, front row – Assistant Coach Cody Urban, Breanna Beaver (HHS Cross Country MVP; All-Conference First Team), Michaela Bach, Adriana Reese (All-Conference First Team), Destiny Shore. Back row – Mitchell Parker (HHS Most Improved Runner), Avery Rueckheim (2014 HHS Cross Country Team Captain), Zachary O’Hair, Noah Mayberry (HHS Cross Country MVP; AllConference First Team), Head Coach Ben Leis.

Barbie’s Kitchen warm and homey atmosphere BY EILEEN NALE Upon walking into Barbie’s Kitchen, LLC (formerly Holvy’s), there is the wonderful aroma of fresh bread. Barb’s fresh bread that is made daily includes white, wheat, sour dough, rye, and cinnamon raisin. She also makes daily fresh cinnamon rolls. If that isn’t tempting enough, she also makes her pies daily. On the list of homemade items are also the Bohemian tradition soup called Sheleke (chicken and dumpling) and chili. The loaves of bread can be purchased, but they need to know two days in advance. Barb and Terry Revels were married on May 4, 1985. Both Barb and Terry graduated from Hillsboro and reside in Hillsboro. They were blessed with two children Dusty (Emily) Revels of Hillsboro and Heath (Krista) Revels of Elroy. Barb and Terry both expressed how fortunate they are to have two wonderful daughter-in-laws. Terry is employed by the City of Hillsboro in the Public Works Department. Prior to Barb starting Barbie’s Kitchen (formerly Holvy’s), she was employed at Whitehall Specialties and also seats Seats, Inc, working for each over 13 years. In her spare time she is a Longaberger Baskets and Pottery Representative. What convinced Barb and Terry to own there own business? Barb said, “I like dealing with people and I wanted a change in my life. I had previous experience in waitressing, cooking, and even being a bartender for many years. Also Terry loves to cook and is a great cook. “We have been considering purchasing the restaurant for several months and we just decided to go for it. So after a lot of thinking it through and planning, it all came together with the purchase of Holvy’s last Thursday, November 7. It was a very smooth transition and customers hardly noticed any change. Bruce Holverson, former owner of our restaurant, is staying on and helping us out for a couple of months. Also all of the previous employees are staying on with us which made us both very happy. We are very pleased with their work ethics.” Both Barb and Terry expressed that they are very excited to be business owners in downtown Hillsboro. They are looking forward to serving not only the local people, but customers

from the surrounding area. They have been very pleased with their response so far as upon walking in, almost every table is full. They both are looking forward to this year’s deer hunting season, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays. They will be open at 4:30 a.m. so that the hunters can eat before their big hunt. They will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve Day to spend time with their families. Other than those days, they will be open at their regular hours of Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays 7:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. They have seating for 50 in the main dining area and approximately 25 in the Conference/Meeting Room that also has a TV. Let Barbie’s Kitchen LLC know if you are in need of making reservations for that special party whether it be Christmas, Birthday, Showers, or just a time to get together with friends. “We are so pleased with the response that we have received from Hillsboro and the surrounding area. It is nice for me to be back in the public as I really enjoy people. I did enjoy the wonderful people from Whitehall Specialties and will hopefully see some of them here at Barbie’s Kitchen. We are planning on making some changes to the menu and also giving the restaurant a facelift. We are putting a new sign on the front of our business that will say, Barbie’s Kitchen – Hillsboro ’s Finest Café. We will also be offering Gift Certificates.” Barb said. Terry said, “I am very pleased to see her out of factory work. I am proud of her, especially of her goals and being a person that is not afraid of hard work. She is serving food to her customers as if it was being served to her. Look for us on facebook and also a group text messaging list.” If you would like to make reservations for the Conference/Meeting Room or order some of that homemade bread to take home to enjoy or order your take out lunch that they will deliver just call 489-3539. The original owner of the now Barbie’s Kitchen LLC was Julie Eder who also owned the Hillsboro Bakery. Barb’s mom, Verona Pfaff worked for Julie Eder at the Hillsboro Bakery. The baking skills that Verona learned from Julie Eder have been handed down to Barb as she enjoys baking and serving her customers.

Barb and Terry Revels in front of their new business called Barbie’s Kitchen.

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Thankgiving and Medicare go together The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is an excellent time to review and discuss Medicare options for next year. Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period ends on Saturday, December 7. For most people enrolled in Medicare, this time is their only opportunity to make choices and changes in their health and prescription coverage for 2014. Thanksgiving gatherings, with family, friends or at a community dinner, provide the chance to ask others for ideas and assistance in reviewing the changes in your current coverage and in looking at other options. “Every plan, including original Medicare, is making changes for 2013,” stated Shelley Matson, Elder Benefit Specialist for Vernon County. Materials about the each plan’s changes were sent to enrollees in early October. “If someone isn’t sure what their plan is changing, they should contact their plan as soon as possible,” continued Matson. “Then they can use this information to make decisions about whether their current plan, or a different plan, would best suit their needs for 2014.” Medicare staff are available to answer questions and process enrollments by telephone 24 hours every day, except for holidays, at 1-800-633-4227. Because Medicare’s phone lines can be busy during the Open Enrollment season, it may be easier to call them during a non-traditional time, such as early morning, evenings, and weekends. Medicare’s website – – is also always available for get information, compare options, and even enroll. “While not everyone is comfortable using the internet, most young people are quite familiar with this technology,” explained Matson. “And the grandkids may enjoy showing off their skills by helping their grandparents use the Medicare website.” Assistance in reviewing health and drug plans is also available at your local Aging & Disability Resource Center. The phone number for the regional office serving Vernon, LaCrosse, Monroe and Jackson counties is 1-800-500-3910. The local phone number for Vernon County is 608-637-5397 to schedule an appointment in one of the few remaining slots before the December 7th deadline.

Cesky Den planning Cesky Den members meeting on Saturday, November 9th continued to make plans for the next Czech Heritage Festival on June 14 and 15, 2014. The price for admission buttons will be $15.00 for both days, $10.00 for Sunday only, and young people 17 and under will be admitted free. A St. Patrick’s Day dance will be Sunday, March 16th with Gary and the Ridgeland Dutchmen providing dance music, replaceing the traditional Valentines Day dance in February. The H.O.P.E. Walk is planned for Friday, June 13th 2014 and Cesky Den will work with that group on advertising for the entire weekend. Regular membership meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month, so the next meeting will be Saturday, December 14th at Barbie’s Kitchen (formerly Holvy’s Cafe).

Hillsboro high school Blood Drive set for November 25th BY TASHA MUELLER

Lyme Disease support group CONTRIBUTED BY GARY CEPEK

1) Our area-wide Lyme Support Group is scheduled to meet for the sake of those afflicted with any Tick Borne Disease (TBD), which include the infections Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, and others. At our meetings we discuss and evaluate the measures we individually take to combat our afflictions. We welcome all interested persons to attend. Come to glean helpful information, or to share your thoughts and experiences about living with Tick Borne Diseases. Plan on attending on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 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). The question that needs to be asked is: How hospitable a home to TBD infection has your body become? Is your immune system being built up, or are you letting run down even more due to the disease? You mentioned ongoing joint pain keeps worsening; that suggests that your immune system is needs more attention. I suggest two things that you can start to study how to do, immediately: Address your physical conditioning and your diet. Ask yourself: "Do I keep physically busy as best I can, even with the limitations imposed by my pain? Am I working to maintain, and even increase my stamina, even if it is just doing seemingly little things, for just little amounts of time, with the goal of slowly but surely stretching out my efforts and the time I spend doing things that take effort? Am I determined to personally fight back against TBD, not just give in to it? Or am I sorely tempted, due to the constant pain, to do little or nothing but sit and feel sorry for myself?" Every one of us afflicted with TBD has to answer these kinds of questions more often than it might seem. We each have bad days, some better days, and some even worse days. Some give in, a little at a time, to this kind of roller coaster existence; then their lives slowly sink away. They simply want the Dr. to fix it all. But doctors and antibiotics and medicines alone cannot fix it. Your active participation as I mention above is critical. Diet = food we should eat, or food we should not eat. Pain calls out for taking it easy in diet. Convenient foods bought at the store are easy. You know already that nearly all prepackages items we can purchase at the grocery store contain too many little ingredients which make a body more hospitable to the invaders which cause TBD. Foods can help these agents maximize their attacks on the body. Foods can reduce their ability to attack your body by making your body a less hospitable place for the disease to live. Couple poor food choices with poor physical conditioning and the disease agents call your body a happy home - that is, until they kill you off. TBD's agents are clever. They have ways of tricking your body into attacking itself. Your joint pain is a response to their healthy presence. TBD's agents feed off of the ingredients loosed into your body's system when the agents get your body's own defense systems to attack your body's cells and destroy them. When you eat what is good for them, you are assisting them in this auto-immune response. The same is true of poor physical conditioning which can reduces your body's ability to fight back in natural and healthy ways. Diet won't rid your body of these invaders; neither will exercise. But these changes in your life will help to minimize TBD's harm. The LORD God, who provides divine care for all creatures in this world ruined by sin gives you these natural tools I mentioned. I ask that He also lead you to be willing to take the steps needed in the areas of diet and exercise.

The Hillsboro High School Student Council organization and Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring their annual blood drive on Monday, November 25. The Gift You can’t Wait to Give! The theme, “You share your texts. Now make the ultimate share and give blood,” looks towards teens to be able to give where the Blood Center of Wisconsin Saturday, November 23 is always looking for additional donors. 8:30AM–3:00PM Now through Hillsboro Fireman’s Community Center Thanksgiving, the Blood 203 Mill St., Hillsboro (Next to Kwik Trip) Center of Wisconsin needs an additional 1,000 donors. The blood drive is open to family and friends, along with anyone able to give the gift of life during the day Bar event. Held in the Hillsboro & Grill High School gymnasium, the blood drive will begin at 1001 Water Ave., Hillsboro • 608-489-3900 9 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. To make an appointSaturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24 ment, visit *Open at 4:30AM Opening Weekend* or $5 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE • $4 BISCUIT & GRAVY $1.50 CINNAMON ROLLS - FREE COFFEE FOR YOUR THERMOS! call Ms. Kelli Sullivan at 608-489-2221 ext. 1509. ... there will also be a Big Buck Contest

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Hartje Lumber, Inc. Hwy. 33 Between Reedsburg & LaValle Phone: 608-985-7207 or 800-362-5898 Hours: 7-5 Weekdays; 7-noon Saturdays

Drafting, Estimating, Engineering & Kitchen Layouts Pole Building Construction or Job Packs Panelized Wall Systems Complete Line of Home & Pole Building Materials 5% Cash or Check Discount on Materials

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GIGANTIC ESTATE SALE 139 Lake St. • Hillsboro, WI Indoor Sale (Rain or Shine) at her home on corner across from Catholic Church

Friday, November 29th • NOON–5:00PM Saturday, November 30th • 8:00AM–4:00PM Furniture, Handmade Quilts, linens, jewelry, glassware including large collection of milkglass and Royal Dutch Blue, small kitchen appliances, plant stands, clocks all in excellent condition (NO junk, NO clothing)

“Our mother liked nice things” Also for Sale: Grandma’s 2008 Buick Lucerne CX auto 12,000 orig. miles; garaged & winter stored $12,495

970-739-5694 • 608-792-2783 ***Not Responsible for Accidents!***

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The Messenger of Juneau County’s want ads are just $10 for the first 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. To place an ad, call 1-(608)-462-4902, fax to 1-(608)-462-4903 or email to: We reserve the right to reject any ad that does not meet our standards.




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

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

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

Are you looking for a rewarding postion and fun place to work? Resident Care Assistants provide companionship, friendship, and laughter to our residents by assisting in personal cares, cleaning, cooking, laundry, and assisting with medications. Applicants should enjoy caring for and giving support to the elderly, a fast paced atmosphere and have good speaking, reading, and written skills. We have full time hours available. We offer an excellent training program and train our Resident Care Assistants according to DHS 83 regulations. We offer a great benefits package for full and part time team members. Starting Wage depends on experience! Interested individuals should apply at:

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Attn: Bobbi Richardson RN - Community Director 504 Salsbery Circle • Hillsboro, WI 54634 More info: Phone: 608-489-3932 Or apply online at:

FOR RENT: ELROY 2 bedroom apartment $325, 2 bedroom house $425. References, security deposit required. No pets. Call 608462-5595. b19tf 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 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 ELROY: 1 and 2 bedroom apartment for rent. 204 Prospect St. Elroy. 1st month rent and sec. deposit required. 2 bedroom $475/mo. and 1 bedroom $425/mo. Goebel Properties. 608-482-3956. b9tf HILLSBORO: 2 or 3 bedrooms available now. Rent starting at $421 and $466. Private entry, storage, on site laundry. Call TODAY 608-489-3258. Equal Housing Opportunity b11tf KENDALL: Duplex style apts located just outside Elroy on Cty Rd O. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement, attached garage, kitchen appliances included. Sec. dep + 1st mo. rent required at lease signing. $775/mo. References required. AVAILABLE NOW!!!! ONLY reliable renters please!! Call: 608-462-5880 b12tf NEW LISBON: 2 bedroom duplex. 1.5 attached garage. 1 mile from New Lisbon. No pets. $500/month + security deposit. 608-8473747 or 608-547-2326. b15-2 MAUSTON: 1 bedroom, second floor downtown. Includes heat/refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer. NO PETS. Rent $500. References, security deposit $500, lease. 608-542-0120 or 608-562-3577 b15tf ELROY: 2 and 3 bedrooms available. Rent based on income. On site laundry, edge of town, private entry, storage. Call 608-462-5300. Equal Housing Opportunity. b16tf

HOUSES FOR SALE FOR SALE: 1995 16x70 Sylvan Liberty Mobile Home. Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, recently remodeled, central air, 2 storage sheds, deck. $22,000 Wonewoc. 715-797-3675 b13-2 FOR SALE: Three bedroom, 2 bath, 14’ X 70’ for $17,000 mobile home includes stove and refrigerator recently remodeled at Mauston Mobile Manor; Call Dennis at (608) 5485129 b14-3

SERVICES Computer Repair. Contact Dave Heilman 608-4637646 or email: New and refurbished computers in stock. I make house calls! b1tf


Full Septic Service Septic Pumping & Repairs Manhole risers available Septic Tank locating Locate & Camera sewer lines Hydro Jetter Power Rodding Emergency Service CallMarell Inc., Hillsboro 608-489-2546 b13-4

FOR SALE FRUITCAKES: All natural fruitcakes are ready through the Wonewoc Methodist Guild. $6 a piece. Call Jan Byington 464-3936 or June Schnoor 464-7458. Cookbooks for sale also. b11-2

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VEHICLE: 2000 GMC Jimmy. Newer brakes, wheel bearings, fuel pump, radiator, battery, and coil. 173K. $3,000 OBO. 608462-5110 p16

WANTED DEER HIDES: Buying Deer Hides. 608-462-8118 p16-2 CAR: Reliable used car around Necedah area. Looking to set up payment plan. 608-548-4437. b16

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Zoning Administrator, Town of Germantown The Town of Germantown is looking for a Zoning Administrator. This position is responsible for managing the administration and enforcement of the Town of Germantown Zoning Ordinances. • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Duties and responsibilities include:

Processing of land use applications Maintain all records of applications, permits, inspections and enforcement actions taken Issue and maintain fire number records Inspect premises of applications to determine compliance of land use activities Notify all responsible parties of any unlawful conditions in writing. Notify the Town Attorney, enforcement officials, and state agencies of a failure to remedy an unlawful condition. Prepare agendas and set up meetings and/or hearings as necessary Attend meetings, advise and recommend actions upon the general and specific request of the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals or other body or officer of the Town. Provide the Town clerk with copies of all records and disposition of all applications when required by the Zoning Ordinance.


High School graduate Good oral and written skills Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public Previous work experience with State and Local government

Resumes should be submitted to the Town of Germantown, N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI 53950 by: December 10, 2013.

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY BRANCH II NEKOOSA PORT EDWARDS STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. PLEASANT HAVEN, LLC, and JOHN E. DOUBEK, Case No. 13CV-29 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 20, 2013, in the amount of $153,333.99 the Sheriff will sell the described premises, together with all fixtures and business assets located thereon, at public auction as follows: TIME: December 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: (a)10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. (b)Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances, including unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest as well as taxes accrued for the year of the sale. (c)Third party purchaser is responsible for payment of all applicable Wisconsin Transfer real estate tax. PLACE: In the main lobby of Juneau County Justice Center located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: LOT ONE (1) OF JUNEAU COUNTY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 2870 RECORDED IN VOLUME 11 OF C.S.M., PAGE 159, AS DOCUMENT NO. 609626, BEING LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (SE ¼


STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, JUNEAU COUNTY Civil Claim Publication Summons and Notice Calalry SPV I, LLC c/o Blitt and Gaines 250 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1800 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Plaintiff(s) vs Defendant(s) Amy J. Hogreve W6124 Fairway Lane, Lot 2 Mauston, WI 53948 13CV252 Publication Summons and Notice of Filing TO THE PERSON(S) NAMED ABOVE AS DEFENDANT(S): You are being sued by the person(s) named above as Plaintiff(s). Within forty-five (45) days of receiving this Summons, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Juneau County Justice Center, 200 Oak St., Mauston, WI 53948, and to Blitt & Gaines, P.C. attorney for Plaintiff, whose address

is: 250 E Wisconsin Ave, 18th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy within the 45 days, the court may enter a judgment against you in favor of the person(s) suing you. A copy of the claim has been sent to you at your address as stated in the caption above. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 21st day of November, 2013 Judge Paul S. Curran Blitt & Gaines Attorney Jesse Ammerman 250 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1800 Milwaukee, WI 53202 847-403-4900 If you need help in this matter because of a disability, please call: 608-847-9567. Publish: November 21, 2013 December 5, 12, 2013 WNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE Please take notice that, on November 26th, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Kountry Aire Estates III will hold a Public Sale, at W5404 State Road 82 East, Mauston, at storage unit number 94. Personal belongings of Ashley Horton. Bidding is on complete contents of unit. Cash only. Note: Call 608-847-2240 after 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 25th, 2013, to confirm sale will proceed as scheduled. In addition to bid amount a $50.00 deposit will be held to ensure complete removal of all items and clean up of storage unit. Kathy Clark Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-1 Plaintiff Vs. Defendants JOHN C. LEVENHAGEN; POLLIE A. LEVENHAGEN; CAPITAL ONE; M & I BANK FSB; BANK OF MAUSTON; MILE BLUFF CLINIC, LLP; Case No. 12 CV 000298 Case Code No. 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 31, 2013, in the amount of $189,153.27, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 10, 2013 at 10:05 am TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encum-

brances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: LOBBY OF THE JUNEAU COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 200 OAK STREET, MAUSTON, WI 53948 Property description: PARCEL 1 OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 867 IN VOLUME 3 OF C.S.M., PAGE 334 BEING LOT 5 AND THE N1/2 OF LOT 6 OF BLOCK 2 WINSOR'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MAUSTON, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Tax Key No.: 29251-1400 Property Address: 518 ELM ST., MAUSTON, WISCONSIN 53948 Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Publish: November 7, 14, 21, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.; Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. JAMES NILES AND BRANDY NILES, husband and wife; and STATE OF WISCONSIN; and PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES; and MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; and UNIFUND CORPORATION, Case No. 13-CV-71 Code No. 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 13, 2013, in the amount of $139,475.79, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 17, 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. PLACE: Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 3336, recorded in Volume 14 of C.S.M. on Page 116, being a part of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4; and a part of the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 10, T14N, R5E, Village of Lyndon Station, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 107 N. Washington Street, Village of Lyndon Station. TAX KEY NO.: 291460363.01 /s/Brent Oleson Juneau County, WI O’DESS AND ASSOCIATES, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1414 Underwood Avenue, Suite 403 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 727-1591 O’Dess and Associates, S.C., is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt. Publish: November 21, 2013 December 5, 12, 2013 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT ADAMS COUNTY Creative Finance, INC. Plaintiff vs. Defendant David T. Atkinson and Ashley R. Diny Case No. 08CV304 Juneau County Case No. 09TJ7 PUBLISHED NOTICE TO: David T. Atkinson and Ashley R. Atkinson (f/k/a Diny) W10000 State Road 82, Elroy, Wisconsin 53929 Court Commissioner Rebecca M. Richards-Bria has signed an Order which requires you to appear in her office located at 225 East

State Street, Mauston, Wisconsin, on the 11th day of December, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. at which time you must produce the records set forth in that Order. If you do not appear, you will be in Contempt of Court. A copy of the Order to Appear has been mailed to you at the above address. Dated this 13th day of November, 2013. Chiquoine & Molberg S.C. Stephen D. Chiquoine State Bar No. 1018047 P.O. Box 399 Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-6717 Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

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NEW LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION (S. 120.06(6)(b), Wis. Stats.) SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LISBON 500 SOUTH FOREST STREET NEW LISBON, WI 53950 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to qualified electors of the New Lisbon School District that a school Board election will be held on April 1, 2014 to fill the following board positions beginning on Monday, April 28, 2014: 1 member representing the City of New Lisbon area of the District, incumbent Tom Hopper, for a term of three years beginning Monday, April 28, 2014 1 member representing the Rural areas of the District, incumbent Colleen Woggon, for a term of three years beginning Monday, April 28, 2014 An elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the school board must file a campaign registration statement, and a declaration of candidacy at the School District Office, 500 S. Forest Street between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Monday through Friday when school is in session, or mailed to the address noted above, or filed personally with the school district clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Dated this 1stday of November, 2013. Wendy Murphy District Clerk Publish: November 14, 21, 2013 WNAXLP CITY OF NEW LISBON Pursuant to Ordinance 10-1-21 (c) and Ordinance 10-126 (a) and Ordinance 10-1-27, the following parking regulations are in effect in the city of New Lisbon from November 15th to April 1st: PARKING DURING SPECIAL SNOW REMOVAL: No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way after one (I) hour from the time such area has been designated and marked with signs or barriers by the Chief of Police and/or Director of Public Works of the City indicating no parking due to special snow removal activities. SEASONAL NO PARKING: There shall be no parking from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. from November 15th of each calendar year until April 1st of the succeeding calendar year upon the following connecting streets within the City of New Lisbon: Adams Street, Bridge Street, State Street and Monroe Street from its intersection with Adams Street to the south City limits. WINTER PARKING: To facilitate the removal of snow in the City of New Lisbon from November 15th through April 1st, no cars, trucks or other vehicles shall be parked between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the even-numbered side of the streets of said City (being the east and north sides of the streets therein) on the odd-numbered days of said months and no cars, trucks or other vehicles shall be parked on the oddnumbered side of the streets of said City (being the west and south sides of the streets therein) on the even-numbered days of said months. REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE FROM SIDEWALKS: Pursuant to Ordinance 6-2-8 (a), (b), within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of any fall of sleet or snow, it shall be the duty of the owners and/or the occupants of any lot or parcel of land in the City of New Lisbon to remove, or cause to be removed, the snow or sleet from any and all sidewalks and the nearest cross-side- walks adjacent to the premises of such owner or occupant, and to keep the same free and clear of snow and ice for the full width of the sidewalk. If such person shall fail to clean the snow or ice from the sidewalk, the City may, at its option, cause the snow or ice to be cleaned and the cost to be charged to the owner of record of the property, and if unpaid, to be placed as a special charge upon the taxes for the real estate. Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

CITY OF NEW LISBON NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION CITY OF NEW LISBON APRIL 1, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the City of New Lisbon, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices is to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for Alderpersons and Mayor begins on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated. Office Incumbent Alderperson, Ward 1, 6 & 7 Karen Elsing Alderperson, Ward 3 Greg Lowe Mayor Lloyd Chase NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2013 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the office of the city clerk. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Done in the City of New Lisbon on November 8, 2013. Lisa Vinz, Clerk-Treasurer Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION CITY OF ELROY April 1, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the City of Elroy on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The terms for mayor and alderpersons begin on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

The City of New Lisbon Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary because of increased operating expenses and the addition of new infrastructure since the last water rate case in 2009. The total increase in water revenues requested is $153,862 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 43% over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is granted, the water bill for general service for an average residental customer with a 5/8-inch or 3/4-inch meter who uses 3,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $19.50 to $25.90, or 33%. This equates to an increase of approximately 21 cents per day. A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the New Lisbon Community Center, 232 West Pleasant Street, New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at 608266-3766. A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation. A person may submit this testimony in one of the following ways: Web Comment. Go to PSCW’s website at click on the “Public Comments” button on the side menu bar. On the next page select the “File a Comment” link that appears for docket number 4120-WR-104. Web comments shall be received no later than the day before the hearing. Oral Comments. Spoken testimony at the public hearing session. Written Comment. Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public hearing session. Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. Mail shall be received no later than the day before the hearing and shall be addressed to: Docket 4120-WR-104 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 537077854. The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on PSCW’s website at under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button. All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Regulatory Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s website at, (2) enter “4120-WR-104” in the box labeled “Link Directly to a Case”, and (3) select “GO”. If you have any questions, please contact the City of New Lisbon Water Utility at 608-562-5213. Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION TOWN OF LEMONWEIR APRIL 1, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Lemonweir, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Office Incumbent Town Board Supervisor #2 Jim Butler Town Board Supervisor #4 Carl A. Householder, Jr. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled at the December 10, 2013 Town Board Meeting. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 7, 2014 and not later than January 28, 2014. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Lemoweir, on November 21, 2013. Carin E. Leach, Administrator Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

Office Mayor Alderperson District II Alderperson District IV Alderperson District V

Incumbent Mark Stanek Larry Krueger Jill Mendum Mark Pfost

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2014 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 , 2014, in the office of the City Clerk at 225 Main Street. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary election is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Done in the City of Elroy on November 18, 2013 Lynn J. Thorson, Deputy Clerk Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

TOWN OF LEMONWEIR TOWN OF LEMONWEIR PLAN COMMISSION AGENDA Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Town Hall (N3935 19th Avenue) Call to Order • Public Comments • Minutes of October 7, 2013 meeting • Discussion and action on grandfather status vs non-conforming use for Mike Wentland property • Zoning Report • Adjournment Carin E. Leach, Administrator Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

WONEWOC SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION April 1, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the School District of Wonewoc and Union Center, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for a school board member is three years beginning on April 28, 2014. Office Incumbent Member Merry Preston Member Sandra Rogers NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the office of the school district clerk NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Done in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, on November 14, 2013. Nancy Dieck Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP



CITY OF ELROY Notice is hereby given that the City of Elroy is contracting for testing and potential rehabilitation of their existing Municipal Well No. 4. Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages paid on the project will be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by the higher of Federal or State wage rates. The work will conform with Davis-Bacon labor law requirements. Published by the authority of the City of Elroy. Mark Steward, City Administrator 608-462-2400 Publish: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

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2014 Budget Summary for Town of Fountain Balance January 1 2013 2014 Reserved Cemetery Fund $6,501.00 $7,041.00 Reserved Liability Fund $7,487.00 $7,652.00 Contingency Fund $62,754.00 $50,476.00 Town Hall fund 0 $55,000.00 Revenue 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Taxes General Levy $130,867.00 $132,105.00 0.95% Other $5,000.00 $600.00 Special Assessments $1,740.00 $0.00 Intergovernmental Revenue $140,461.00 $140,461.00 TRIP AID $30,000.00 $38,000.00 Licenses and Permits $800.00 $600.00 Fines and Penalties $0.00 $0.00 Public Charges for Services $400.00 $400.00 Intergovernmental charges for services $250.00 $250.00 Misc. Revenue $6,000.00 $6,000.00 Transfer Cont. CD for Road Project $38,023.00 $35,686.00 Total $353,541.00 $354,102.00 0.16% Expenditures General Government $48,887.00 $50,643.00 Public Safety $21,454.00 $21,376.00 Public Works $261,815.00 $250,920.00 Health and Human Services $3,000.00 $1,500.00 Conservation and Development $0.00 $0.00 Capital Outlay $0.00 $0.00 Recycling $3,415.00 $1,801.00 Debt Services $15,000.00 $27,862.00 Other $0.00 $0.00 Total $353,571.00 $354,102.00 0.15% Balance December 31 2013 2014 Reserved Cemetery Fund $6,701.00 $6,941.00 Reserved Liability Fund $7,687.00 $7,687.00 Reserved Contingency Fund $17,731.00 $14,790.00 Town Hall Fund 0.00 $55,000.00 Town of Fountain Public Hearing on Proposed 2014 Budget December 3rd, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.Town Hall at W9921 Jacobsen Rd Camp Douglas, WI A copy can be found on the web or by contacting the Clerk at 608-427-2381| SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 3rd immediately following completion of the PUBLIC HEARING on the above 2014 budget, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Town Hall, a special town meeting of the electors, called by the town board pursuant to s.60.12(1)(c), Wis. Stat., will be held for the following purposes: 1. To adopt the 2014 town tax levy to be paid in 2014 pursuant to s.60.10(1)(a), Wis. tat. 2. To approve year 2014 highway expenditures pursuant to s.81.01(3), Wis. Stat. Special Board Meeting December 3rd, 2012 Immediately following the Public Hearing and Special Town Meeting of the Electors • Agenda Adopt 2014 Budget Sarah Ann Shanahan, Clerk Publish: November 14, 21, 2013 WNAXLP


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Cover to Cover: New addition opens to public BY KIM DEARTH After months of planning, noise and construction dust, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived—the Wonewoc Public Library addition is open for business! Curl up with your favorite book in our new children’s and YA areas, featuring cozy window seats and floor cushions and comfy chairs and loveseat, and take a peek at our new basement community room. And as the weather outside becomes frightful, you’ll love parking in our back parking lot and taking the elevator up to the new and improved library, which we’re sure you’ll find delightful! A grand re-opening celebration is in the works—watch this space for details! Save the Date November 27: LEGOs in the Library Block Party from 3:30-4:30. Please note that starting in December, we will be moving our Block Party to the first Wednesday of every month. November 28: Closed for Thanksgiving. November 29: There’s no school, so children are invited to stop by the library to make an ornament for our holiday tree. To help us out with this project, we are looking for donations of old Christmas cards that students can cut up to create ornaments. We also are asking for donations of paint sticks for a future project. See you at the library! Kim Dearth is Library Director of the Wonewoc Public Library.

Wonewoc Lighted Holiday parade entries needed BY TASHA MUELLER Just under five years ago, the idea of hosting a holiday parade throughout Wonewoc was brought up to the Wonewoc Merchants Association by Steve Mitchell. After that time, the parade keeps on growing and continues to be a successful family event with more to offer each and every year. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 with a start time at 6 pm. The line up begins at Bakers Field and goes throughout downtown Wonewoc on Center Street. Something new this year will include the Wonewoc Main Street Merchants Association (WMMA) serving up hot soup to keep parade attendees warm before and during the parade. Soup will begin to be served at 5 pm as local merchants will be participating in a contest with attendees to vote for their favorites. A free will offering is being asked to offset the costs of the event. Both the village and Gundersen Clinic sponsor Call (608) 374-2040 Wonewoc’s parade. Last or apply online @ year, the parade entrees EOE gathered to be 62, while this year, the organizers are looking towards 70 or more entries. Entries can be anything moveable and must be lighted for everyone to see. One other requirement is to not Maintenance Opportunity include Santa on any of the 2nd Shift Maintenance Technician floats, as he will be seen durWHITEHALL SPECIALTIES, INC. is taking applications to fill ing the last entry on the a Maintenance position. Must have a high level of personal Wonewoc fire truck. No standards, self-motivation and strong personal initiative. entry fee is required and the *Strong emphasis: parade is open to all groups - Preventative Maintenance - Commitment to Quality and organizations. - Safety Christmas carols will be - Ability to work as a team member played throughout the - Welding evening not only on the - Electrical floats, but also along the Experience in a maintenance factory setting is a plus. Anyone with downtown business. good basic mechanical knowledge and willingness to learn will be considered. Whitehall Specialties will train the right individual To sign up and participate looking for an opportunity to advance with a growing, successful in this once-a-year parade, company. contact Shelly Mitchell at Excellent Benefit Package Including: Wonewoc Center Street • Competitive Salary • Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Coffee and Treats at 608• 125 Plan • Additional AFLAC Insurance • 401K • Accrued 464-7107. Vacation Time • 9 Paid Holidays • Safety Incentive Awards

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Outsider: The PSC has never turned down a transmission line Callisto was appointed to the PSC by former Gov. Jim Doyle. While that might mean there’s hope for Callisto to be on the other side of this because of partisan politics, Callisto is the vice president of the Organization of MISO States. That’s the same organization that’s involved in spider-webbing high voltage power lines, like CapX 2020 and Badger Coulee, together. Public Service Commissioners are to only consider the cases and projects in front of them and then approve them on their merits. When ATC and Xcel Energy submitted their application for the Badger Coulee line, I had one question — Has the PSC ever turned down a transmission line? I asked around and kept getting the same answer: No. I wanted to make sure, so I talked with the PSC communications director Nathan Conrad, who said my question was easy to answer — no. Does anybody think that the PSC, with Montgomery, Callisto and Nowak on board, is going to turn down the Badger Coulee line? The process of how such power lines are established is backwards. First the transmission company comes up with its idea and starts to consider where the line will go. It is more prudent to first have empirical proof that a power line is necessary, but that isn’t how it works. Two years ago it was a $425 million line. Now, it’s a $552

BY MATT JOHNSON CONTRIBUTED BY JANE POWERS Opponents of the Badger Coulee line hope the proposal can be defeated. At the very least, they expect a reasonable examination of the project will be made. Weighing everything up to this point, approval of the Badger Coulee line is a done deal. This is despite the fact that 90 municipalities have resolved it should be slowed down in an effort to seek alternatives. The Badger Coulee line is heavily supported by the industries that will profit from its construction. The American Transmission Company and Xcel Energy, which have proposed the massive electrical line project from Holmen to Madison, don’t argue that it is necessary. It’s being constructed to more conveniently trade power. What does that mean? It’s being constructed simply for the sake of commerce. The Public Service Commission is made up of three people — Phil Montgomery, Eric Callisto and Ellen Nowak. Both Montgomery and Nowak were appointed to the PSC by Gov. Scott Walker. Gov. Walker is supported by all things Republican, including the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. The WMC wants the Badger Coulee line, thus Walker wants the Badger Coulee line, thus Montgomery and Nowak want the Badger Coulee line.










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million project. By the time its built it will probably be a $625 million project. And why not run up the cost? ATC, Xcel Energy, the PSC and the state don’t have to pay for it. Wisconsin rate payers have to pay for it over the next 40 years. What will happen over those 40 years? The demand for electricity and how businesses and people get it will change. All sorts of businesses, from Wal-Mart to Las Vegas casinos, are putting solar panels on their future upgrade list. Companies that own buildings with roof space will invest in solar. The technology for capturing and using solar energy, especially for households, continues to improve. Renewable local energy, which isn’t even a consideration of the Badger Coulee line, is produced and used in one place and doesn’t need to be transmitted over high-voltage lines. Approving the Badger Coulee line is akin to approving a massive railroad as the Interstate highway system is coming of age. Or building the Maginot Line to defend against the Blitzkrieg. Montgomery, Callisto and Nowak will have left a legacy in Wisconsin during their time with the PSC. For the next century everyone will bear witness to it when they pass by those enormous, expensive, obsolete towers.

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by George Gore





This getting old business is for the birds. Then again maybe the birds don’t like it any more than I do. Whatever. But it sure isn’t 10 10 11 what I thought it would be. Ray and I are getting a bit on the “hard of hearing” side of things but we have adjusted 14 to each other pretty much. I must admit there’s a lot of “what did you say?” being said around here, but we understand it. Also 16 if you lean a certain way, or if you watch the lips you can sorta figure out what’s going on. 19 18 20 But when we’re in a car, and one is in the front seat and one is in the back seat and a third who is just as hard of hearing is in the 23 passenger seat things can get a bit confusing. It was a lovely trio, with me, Ray and my mom going to the hair salon for hair cuts. All 26 three of us are hard of hearing. Not deaf but so close it’s not funny. I would say something to Mom and she’d say “what?” and 29 30 Ray wouldn’t hear any of it. Thankfully the radio wasn’t blaring because when I’m driv34 35 ing I don’t turn it on. Anyway I’d make a comment and if no one replied I’d kinda look at each of them to see if they heard me. Then 37 they’d see me looking at them and they’d say “What?” It’s almost like an Abbot and Costello routine in a way. Thankfully it’s 13. Male turkeys. only a few miles from Camp Douglas to New 18. Turkey chopping block tool. Lisbon. 22. Bristle. Sometimes it turns out I really do tell 24. Female turkeys. them things but they just don’t hear it. Then 26. Made like a nervous turkey. again sometimes I think I told them some27. Louisiana State University, abbr. thing when I never did. You just never know. 29. River’s destination. We have our own circus act at times. 30. Ashes container. “Is it Wednesday?” mom asked. And of 32. Where is McGregor? abbr. 33. Snowmobile Club, abbr. course I replied, “Yea it’s a bit windy but not 35. State with Hot Springs, abbr. as bad as yesterday.” And then she looks at me like I’m nuts. Of course my answer had nothing to do with her question. It would be funny if it wasn’t so darn aggravating. Sometimes I hate to keep saying “What?” so I try to hear part of it and assume I know what it’s all about but find out I’m ANSWERS TO NOVEMBER 14 CROSSWORD way off base. It’s sorta easier to just smile 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 and nod rather than keep admitting I didn’t T N C E D A H A B E 9 10 hear what was being said or asked. That U R E A H A I F A L works as long as an answer isn’t expected. 11 12 13 14 F 14 A 18 L 20 F A 28 O 28 C 33 L


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When we are at home, just the two of us, I get to wondering if it’s a hearing problem or a listening problem. I sometimes think Ray is so engrossed in his own little world and thoughts that he just doesn’t hear what I’m saying. I, however, do have a hearing problem. Part of it may be a listening problem, but in reality it’s mostly because I can’t hear. Some of it is because he will face the other way or is walking out of the room or something like that, but there’s times when he is right across the table and I don’t catch what he said. So no, I’m not fond of this growing older stuff. I can’t hear as well as I’d like, I need a magnifying glass to read the print on bottles or packages, cause they print them so small these days. My body is starting to creak and grown when I get up too fast. It takes me longer to do the things I used to do. I guess I’m just falling apart faster than I anticipated. But I’m thankful that I can still get around. In reality there are so many things I’m thankful for and I ought to write about them instead of all the negative. (But the negative stuff is real too so I am allowed to vent once in a while.) Because there won’t be a paper next week because of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. If you’re like me you may tend to grump and complain more than we should, but given a chance, we do realize just how blessed we really are. Hopefully I’ll try to remember that and not moan and groan so much. Thanksgiving comes around once a year as a holiday, but we should be thankful every day for all our blessings. So this will hold you for two weeks when I will return in December with my weekly column. Until then here’s a NO-nonsense thought: None of us can change our yesterdays but we all can change our tomorrows. 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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Letter to the Editor I’m writing to tell everyone about my experience with a local vehicle repair company. I was hearing a noise when I depressed the brakes on my vehicle and then when turning the wheel. There was one time when I heard a loud clunking noise. I called Eric at Hammond Auto on South Union Street in Mauston and he told me to come in immediately and they would check things out. I was nervous about the cost since I had been off work for several weeks. Eric brought my truck back to me saying that it looked like there wasn’t a big problem but he wanted me to make an appointment for a thorough look see. I figured that I needed brake pads for sure and probably more work too. At Eric’s request I took one of the mechanics, Travis for a test drive. He figured out the one problem right away. Turns out that there is a rubber piece near the tire that it was rubbing on

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when I did a sharp turn. Travis cut off the offending piece and I haven’t had any more problems. They figured out that the loud clunk was a piece that broke and it wasn’t expensive to repair that either. The brake pads can go a while yet and they said they’ll keep an eye on them. It’s so nice to do business with this honest company. I’m not in the vehicle repair business and they could have charged me big bucks for work that may or may not have been needed. No, I’m not related to these guys, not their neighbor or a close friend. I’m just a customer. They don’t know I’m writing to you. I just want to tell people that there are good, honest business people out there and I’m lucky enough to have found one! Thank you. Dorie Quist Mauston

Taking Refuge BY STEVE NORLING After the shutdown, the refuge is getting back to normal. Last week there were one hundred seventh graders from Nekoosa visiting and this week it will be forty-five third graders from Necedah. Also, there will be a group of visitors from China coming to the refuge the last week of November. Last week there was also a Girl Scout program held at the refuge. There were twenty Girl Scouts in attendance and they all were very delighted with the program. Scouting programs at the refuge is now a common thing. There will be more Girl Scout programs as well as Boy Scout programs. As in the past, there will be a merit badge day. Here are also several Eagle Scout programs going on at the refuge. One program, the building of a storage shed near the new classroom, has lately been completed. The restoring of habitat around one of the older crane pens is being taken up as one Eagle Scout project. A scout from Stevens Point will be coming to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge to make the ski trail better. He will be clearing it and making sure it is well signed. These scouts are a great addition to the refuge. One of the members of the refuge fire crew has joined an all-Wisconsin fire crew and is currently in West Virginia. The fire there is called the Smoke Hole fire and is near Petersburg, WV. It has currently spread into the Monongahela National Forest and as of the time I write this is 1,400 acres and spreading fast. The crew from Wisconsin consists of people from National Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fish and Wildlife Service. A new Banking on Nature report has just been released. This is a report that focuses on final demand, employment, income and tax revenue effects recreational visitors This report not only measures the economic effects of refuge hunting, fishing and trapping programs, it also measures the impact of ecotourism. This is a recent phenomenon in which large numbers of people travel great distances to take part in non-consumptive uses of the refuges. An example of this would be all of the birders and others that travel to Necedah to observe the whooping crane. We also have those who come to observe the Karner blue butterfly and the ringed Boghaunter dragonfly. This review was peer reviewed and it was found that refuges contributed an average of $4.87 in total economic output for every $1 appropriated for the fiscal year 2011. This is the last year for which the numbers were available. More and more National Wildlife Refuges are seen as travel-worthy destinations. 77% of refuge spending was done by visitors from outside the local area. Researchers examined four areas of spending; food, lodging, transportation, and other expenses such as equipment rental. Approximately 72% of the total expenditures are generated by non-consumptive activities. Fishing accounted for 21% while hunting accounted for the remaining 7%. Spending and employment by the refuges themselves, payments in lieu of taxes, commercial activities on refuges and many other economic effects of refuges on local economies we not considered in this analysis. This study shows just how important refuges are to the economy. They are not only great places to relax and enjoy the outdoors and the wildlife; they more than pay their own way. Right now is a great time to visit the refuge. My wife and I drove through the refuge this past Sunday. We were there shortly before sunset and watched hundreds of sandhill cranes coming out of the wetland along Headquarters Road and heading for the nearest cornfield. On the rest of the drive around the refuge we saw one owl, one grouse, many turkeys and upon arriving at the Sprague/Goose Pools there were several eagles. As this is the migration time for eagles, many of them were immatures. I wound up getting a few excellent pictures and hope to get back again before all of the eagles leave. As I stated last month, the 2014 event schedule is available at the visitor center. Stop by, pick one up, and plan now for your 2014 outings. Another thing to do while you are there is check out the Karner Korner for Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for outdoor lovers. There is something there for everyone and this is where the Friends group gets much of their money to help out the refuge. Come on in and support them. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

November 21, 2013

This letter was also sent to the Wisconsin State Journal. Read with interest the article on private schools funded with public dollars, in the Wisconsin Public Journal on Sunday, November 17. I have been attempting to procure, through the office of my state Senator, whatever information was available on this subject. I have made several attempts to receive this info. The last time I called his office I was told that it had been mailed several weeks prior. I know the mail is not as prompt as it once was, but, I could have walked to his office and back long ago to pick it up if that was required. Please continue to publish information on this subject, as many of us are interested in the subject. It seems to some that this is an attempt to replace public education with a product which is not available to the masses. Joe Madden Elroy, WI

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Four Decades as a Red Brush Hunter BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, Forty-two years ago my dad, the late Robert Walters, included me in his version of deer camp for the first time. Back then my brothers Mike, Tom, Dad, and myself called a canvas tent, a Coleman Lantern, stove, and a kerosene heater our home for a few days each deer gun hunting season while we hunted in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. As soon as I graduated from high school back in ‘79 I realized that I had to spend a lot of time at this place and began upgrading “camp”. This week’s column is about The Red Brush Gang building camp and life as an outdoor adventures writer in his busy season with some pretty nasty leg injuries. Saturday, November 8th High 42, low 26 Our living quarters at deer camp, which is built on public land each fall, has graduated from a tent to a camper to a shack built onto the camper to what it is today and that is a 26x18 foot take down pole barn that we have built in six foot sections complete with windows, insulated walls, a propane system that powers five lights and a cook stove, two woodstoves, and 16 bunk beds. Today is the day that we build camp and cut the season’s firewood, until this year it was always a challenge to get this done in one day and be able to sleep up to 22 people in the shack that night. The Red Brush Gang has 17 kids that range from 12 to 25. Back when the now 25 year olds were only 16 and the now 12 year olds were only 3, they were basically no help building camp. Our camp rule has always been that as soon as you are out of diapers you can come to camp building weekend, which is actually a whole bunch of fun. Jump ahead to this year and these kids are actually major helpers and someday will allow for us old timers, which there are like six of us left, to sit on a lawn chair and watch the work take place. My job is to take two people and cut as much firewood as our eternal campfire and woodstoves will consume. My buddy, Doug Cibulka (high school/one year younger) and 17-year-old Nate Moll are generally the guys that haul the firewood as I cut it. Nate is a senior at Niagara High School, just made Defensive Player of the Year for his combined schools football team and was All Conference on both sides of the ball, hauling firewood for Nate Moll is not a challenge! Nate has definitely graduated past the diaper stage. As I mentioned earlier I have some leg injuries, first it was a nasty sprained ankle and torn calf muscle. That was two months ago and this week my knee on the same leg went to heck in a hand basket (the next time I wrestle college kids, o wait, my wrestling days are done). Have you ever tried running a chainsaw while dropping and declimbing an oak tree on one leg? Scary and painful! Today everyone in camp pulled their own weight and at dark the shack was up, the lights were lit and the bunk beds were built. Tonight we had our annual, we built it celebration, why was I still up at 4:00 a.m.? Wednesday, November 13th High 42, low 23 This column is dedicated to anyone that has health issues and still tries to get it done in the outdoors. On Sunday, I could hardly walk and was very ill. On Monday I made another visit to the Necedah Clinic. There was concern of a blood clot, because I did not have a bad knee and perhaps a clot had traveled from the calf to the knee. After an ultra

sound and a blood test and a cat scan there was good and bad news. The bottom line is that my busy season combined with the results of a vicious attack by them college boys is kicking my behind. Today, I explored in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and attempted to carry a bow, portable tree stand, and climbing sticks. I got the job done and fell a whole bunch because I do not lift my leg as high as I thought I was lifting it and then tripped over branches that I thought I had lifted my leg over On Tuesday, I had two unique experiences coming up. In the morning I am seeing a specialist for my leg. In the afternoon, I am driving south to a beef farm and with help, will attempt to catch some very wild Hereford calves which I am purchasing and hauling home in my truck. I do not think my new doctor is going to appreciate my lifestyle! Gimpy, I mean Sunset



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New technology in some Mauston classrooms

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD While technology in the classroom may not be new to the Mauston School District, a recent grant has made possible the addition of Chromebooks in grades which now allows for 1:1 technology - meaning that every student has one of his own to work with throughout the day. According to the District's Director of Technology Rob Demeuse the Chromebooks are setup in 8 classrooms. Each of those classrooms has a set of 25 Chromebooks that provide one for each student in that classroom. All five fifth grade teachers, including Lyndon Station, as well as grades 6th through 8th language arts classrooms have Chromebooks. A Chromebook is a laptop running the Chrome Operating System by Google. Teachers and students use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) on the Chromebooks, which Demeuse stated provides powerful online collaboration and sharing with "Word" type documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Demeuse and Olson Middle School teacher Brian McGuire said they have found that the addition of the in class 1:1 technology has allowed avenues for success which may be surprising to

some. Students are able to communicate with teachers through a digital format, allowing them to ask questions they may not be comfortable with in front of their peers. Such communication then also allows teachers to give an instant feedback, in detail. One question that has arisen over the years and with the addition of computers in the classroom is whether or not students were losing the ability and focus on their handwriting skills. Demeuse answered by stating, "Technology is just another tool in the teaching and learning that engages students and makes teaching and learning more effective and efficient. Students need a balance of technology skills, including keyboarding, along with the "traditional" penmanship/writing skills. Technology is not a panacea or "one-size" fits all tool and needs to be tailored for particular learning targets and student learning objectives." Another question that often arises is the use of computers and automatic spellcheck making for a future generation of poor spellers? In response Demeuse shared this perspective, "we still regularly teach spelling skills to students throughout their time at Mauston School District. Students have weekly

spelling tests through grade 5. Spell checkers do not spell words for students, but merely point out that a word is spelled incorrectly. The student must still select the "correct" spelling of a word presented by any spell check program. In addition, spell check does not provide correct grammar usage. Students are taught how to write complete sentences and, for example, when to use their instead of there in a sentence." As for students, for some in McGuire's classroom they stated they are still learning the ins and outs of their Chromebooks and while at times it may be frustrating, they enjoy being able to use them. One student stated, "I have horrible writing but now I can write whatever I want." On the technology end of things Demeuse stated that Chromebooks bring other advantages as well. "With Google devices, set-up and maintenance are a breeze. There’s no need for antivirus software; updates are done automatically; they don’t freeze-up; and should anything happen, you simply reboot and you’re on and running. Just the simple fact that we won’t need to constantly update software is itself huge, let alone the lower support and maintenance costs with Chromebooks," he added.

Students in Brian McGuire's Olson Middle Classroom are learning with the assistance of some new 1:1 technology.

Mauston School to host blood drive Mauston High School to hold community blood drive on Wednesday, December 4. BloodCenter encourages community to save the day for patients in need. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking Mauston area residents to save the day by donating blood at its upcoming drive. Donors can make a life-saving gift on Wednesday, December 4 at Mauston High School. The blood drive starts at 9 a.m. and donors will be accepted until 2 p.m. in the small gym. BloodCenter of Wisconsin must see 800 donors each day in order to fill the need for

the countless patients whose lives may depend on them. The patient you help could be a newborn baby struggling to survive; an accident victim who needs many units of blood; a patient with a chronic blood disorder who relies on blood donations in order to make it through each day; or a child or adult who receives blood to give them strength through their battle with cancer. Whatever the need, patients rely each day on the generosity of blood donors.

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Holiday Craft & Quilt show upcoming in Elroy BY TASHA MUELLER Holiday shoppers will be eager to make their way to the annual Craft and Quilt Show upcoming in Elroy at the Royall Schools on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. The Royall High School gymnasium will be packed full of unique goodies including crochet items, handmade chocolates, jewelry pieces, wood creations, plus lighted pieces including Santa’s, Christmas signs and wreaths. Additionally, name brand vendors will also be setup on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 3 p.m. The Quilt Show will be held at the Royall Middle School with handmade quilts made from many local quilters and others from around the surrounding areas. The show will

be held on December 1, beginning at 9 a.m. and will go on display until 2 p.m. Free admission is offered for both weekend events, as door prizes will be announced hourly, as raffles will also be offered, along with bake sale items, and food and beverage options throughout the entire day. Adding to the holiday season, Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Elroy Legion Hall on Sunday, December 8. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and goes until noon, with Santa and Mrs. Claus available to check lists and photos from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The breakfast coast for adults is $5, with children under the age of five to eat for free. Make sure to mark these upcoming events on your calendar for the busiest time of the year!

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Grease is the word in Hillsboro BY TASHA MUELLER

The 1978 movie, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, has topped the charts as one of the nation’s favorite musicals. Even though the first time many have seen the original musical may remember it a little too fondly, the Hillsboro Music Department and Drama Club presented the classic musical and sang the song selections which some had hummed along with during Friday and Saturday night’s performances. Before Saturday’s performance, cast members put on a 50’s inspired meal, which even included milkshakes, as the girls were able to bring out food on their roller skates! It was really impressive, to say the least. In 1958, during their summer vacation, Danny Zuko (Grant Jefferies) and Sandy Dumbrowski (Haili Kehoe) meet at a beach. Scenes from their holiday are shown, but then the summer ends, and Sandy and Danny say their last good-byes. Danny seems to not want to let Sandy go, but Sandy is due to return to Australia. She is upset, thinking that this is the end of their romance and that they will never see each other again. Danny tries to comfort her by telling her that "it's not the end, it's just the beginning". However, Sandy's family has a change of plans and does not return to Australia, but Danny is unaware of this. Sandy enrolls at Rydell High School as a foreign-exchange student, where Danny is a student, as is Sandy's new friend Frenchy (Maddy Tengblad), a member of the schoolgirl clique, "The Pink Ladies." Danny is the leader of the boys' gang, "The T-Birds." Kenickie (Matthew Royce Bartels), second-in-command of the T-Birds, encourages Danny to tell them what he did over the summer, while the Pink Ladies likewise persuade Sandy.

The boys’ gang, “The T-Birds” sing to the high school Rydell Alma Mater Parody. From left to right, Kenicke (Matthew Royce Bartels), Doody (Ean Levy), Danny Zuko (Grant Jefferies), Johnny Casion (Dacoda Preuss), Roger (Mitchell Parker), Sonny LaTierri (Brody Thomas Fanshaw).

Through "Summer Nights" Sandy and Danny describe their vacation, and it is made clear that Danny is exaggerating; at the time, however, neither is aware of the other's presence at the school. Encouraged by the preppy school spirit girl, Patty Simcox (Kelsey Thorell), Sandy joins the Rydell cheerleaders. The Pink Ladies decide to reunite Danny and Sandy, but Danny wants to protect his cool image, and his behavior towards Sandy causes her to storm off in tears. Danny stares after her for a moment, but then quickly turns back into a cool guy and goes off with his friends. Frenchy attempts to cheer Sandy up by inviting her to a sleepover at her house with the rest of the gang; Sandy comes along, but Rizzo soon gets fed up with Sandy's goody-twoshoes behavior: Sandy chokes on a cigarette, cannot stand the taste of wine, and is horrified at the idea of having her ears pierced. Frenchy insists and takes her into the bathroom, but Sandy vomits at the first sight of blood. Frenchy announces to Jan (Ashley Stockwell) and Marty (Abi Munson) that she is dropping out of Rydell and going to beauty school, which she calls a very strategic career move. Rizzo (Sarah Fick) has had enough and lampoons Sandy, and even Frenchy joins in, singing the sarcastic "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee." Danny attempts to go to the Frosty Palace with Sandy so that they can be alone and not worry about ruining his image in front of his friends. They end up discovering the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are already there and Danny finds it hard to charm Sandy without looking weak in front of his friends. After everyone leaves the malt shop, Frenchy, who has been hiding her pink hair under a scarf, imagines a guardian angel to tell her what to do with her life, who turns out to be Frankie Avalon (Brody Thomas Fanshaw) singing "Beauty

School Dropout". Later, Danny takes Sandy to the school dance, where the TV show National Bandstand plans to broadcast live. Rizzo, now angry with Kenickie, takes the rival gang's leader, Leo, to the dance, thus enticing Kenickie to take the rival gang leader's girlfriend, Cha Cha DiGregorio (Zea Woods) who is also Danny's ex-girlfriend. The disc jockey Vince Fontaine (John Dank) is attracted to Marty and the two flirt. The dance features several well-known songs from the '50s covered by Sha Na Na. During the dance-off, Rizzo leaves in a huff, seeing Kenickie dancing with Cha Cha, and Danny and Sandy are one of the few couples still in the dance-off. But soon, Sonny pulls Sandy away from Danny, and Cha Cha starts dancing with Danny. Sandy realizes that Cha Cha was one of Danny's past girlfriends and a much better dancer. Sandy leaves the gym upset, and Danny and Cha Cha end up winning the contest. When they share their spotlight dance, three of the T-Birds run in front of the camera and moon the crowd. On the last day of school carnival, Danny arrives, wearing a letterman's sweater (earned through track) over his usual black attire. Sandy arrives wearing a black leather jacket, red peep-toe high heeled sandals, skintight black pants, off-theshoulder top, curled hair, and smoking a cigarette abandoning her usual modest clothing. Danny finds her extremely attractive, falling at her feet, and then the two reunite, singing the upbeat "You're the One That I Want" (another song added for the movie, and a hit single before the movie even came out). Kenickie and Rizzo get together after Rizzo screamed from the Ferris wheel that she is not pregnant after all, and everyone sings the big finale, "We Go Together", and Danny and Sandy fly off in Danny's car and disappear.

Marty (Abi Munson) sings “Freddy My Love” as the whole group of girls have a sleep over.

Kenickie (Matthew Royce Bartels, center) swings his leather jacket over his head during his solo performance during “Grease Lightning.”

The Teen Angel (Brody Fanshaw) sings “Beauty School Drop Out” to Frenchy (Maddy Tengblad)

Sandy Dumbrowski (Haili Kehoe) and Danny Zuko (Grant Jefferies) sing the final song “You’re the One that I Want.”

TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS Roger (Mitchell Parker) sings the popular song “Mooning” during Saturday night’s performance of Grease.

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Below: Miss Lynch (Morgen Rynes, left) and Tony (John Dank) do the hand jive during the song “Born to Hand Jive.”

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