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THE AWARD WINNING OFFICIAL LEGAL NEWSPAPER OF JUNEAU COUNTY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013

Arraignment for Cody Treul postponed On Monday, December 9, the arraignment hearing for 29 year old Cody Treul was postponed and rescheduled for January 31, 2014. Treul is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, First Degree Attempted Homicide, and Cody Treul First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety for a shooting earlier this year which led to the death of 29 year old Gail Howland and critically wounding 23 year old Ebony Lasher. Treul remains in custody of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department on $2 million cash bond.

Gage seeks post conviction relief BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Convicted as a child sexual assault offender Patrick Gage has filed with the Court of Appeals a motion for post conviction relief. In Juneau County Court last week Gage appeared with his attorney Richard Coad on a motion to modify sentence due to ineffective counsel. According to records Judge Paul Curran heard testimony from Gage's previous attorney Daniel Berkos, and Gage himself. Evidence introduced included a July 2011 letter from Gage to Berkos as well as a photo of a plaque from America's Most Wanted highlighting Gage while congratulating the Sheriff's Department on his arrest. The plaque was on display in the Justice Center during the time of the trial where a jury found Gage guilty of multiple sexual assaults. Briefs from attorneys on both sides are due by January 15, 2014 and Judge Curran scheduled an oral ruling on the matter for January 30. Gage is currently serving out a sentence of 33 years of initial confinement at Green Bay Correctional. His sentence also includes 21 years of extended supervision after serving the 33 years.

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Two men charged with Camp Douglas burglaries BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Monday, December 9th, the Juneau County District Attorney's office filed multiple felony and misdemeanor charges against two Camp Douglas men; Charles J. Holmes, age 37, and Tylor A. Overbey who according to the recent charges is 17 years old but has an alias as Tyler Overbey as 18 years old. For Holmes those charges include arming self with a dangerous weapon, multiple counts of burglary and theft. Overbey was charged with much the same but as a party to the crime. Background According to the criminal complaint Juneau County Sheriff's Department Detective Shaun Goyette had been investigating multiple burglaries in the Village of Camp Douglas which led to the arrest of one juvenile, Holmes and Overbey. The burglaries all occurred between July 3rd and December 4th of this year. The criminal complaint identifies at least nine burglaries in Camp Douglas with one location on Douglas Street having been burglarized multiple times over the course of a few short months. Also included in the list of burglarized properties is the Camp Douglas Co-Op where on December 4th Deputy Jay Greeno was dispatched for a theft complaint. When responding to the call the store manager reported that a purchased set of four tires with rims had been set outside the store on November 29th at approximately 6:30 p.m. however when the customer arrived at 7:00 p.m. to pick the tires up they were gone. The estimated value of the tires was $1,000. Items taken from the other locations included an Excalibur crossbow and arrows, a multi-gas meter, multiple firearms, a saxophone, a green Sentry safe, woodworking tools, chainsaws, jewelry, a torpedo heater and generator. The green Sentry safe was found in September at a location in Armenia Township. A break in the cases came when the Monroe County Sheriff's Department contacted Juneau County Sheriff's Department to inform them that they had a subject giving information as to how the safe ended up at that location. Interviews with the subject propelled the investigation into identifying Holmes and Overbey as being involved. The complaint goes on to state that during an interview

ART SHOWING Last Sunday afternoon the Fountain Chateau Bed and Breakfast in Hustler was transformed into an art gallery for a special showing from local artists. On display were works from Vincent Aiello, Diane Dahl, Albert Schmiege, and Sharyn Richardson.

with Overbey he reportedly admitted to committing multiple burglaries and thefts in the Village of Camp Douglas. With permission from Overbey's parents law enforcement searched their garage and located the torpedo heater and generator. Charles Holmes Interviews with Overbey and an unnamed juvenile allegedly revealed information that Holmes had some stolen property at his residence and that he had been trying to sell a lot of it. The juvenile also is alleged to have implicated himself in the crimes. On December 5th law enforcement exeTylor Overbey cuted a search warrant at Holmes Main Street residence in the Village of Camp Douglas in which multiple stolen items were located. Holmes, Overbey and the unnamed juvenile were all arrested and taken into custody. Next Steps Both Holmes and Overbey appeared by video from the Juneau County Jail on Monday, December 9th for a bond hearing. Holmes was placed on a $10,000 cash bond and Overbey received a $10,000 signature bond. Neither are to have contact with the victims and Overbey is confined to home unless he is attending school or accompanied by his parents. Overbey's parents had to co-sign the bond. Neither defendant is allowed contact with the other defendants. Both are scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Paul Curran on December 18, 2013.


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December 12, 2013

HOLIDAY TRAIN Despite being a Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

crowds still attended the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stopping off in Mauston. The annual event raises awareness to hunger in communities while also raising funds and donations for local food pantries. Those who attended were treated to a musical performance and appearance from the man himself, Santa Claus. EVA MARIE WOYWOD PHOTOS

Holiday toy safety BY JUNEAU COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. The holidays are here and many of us will be shopping for children in the coming weeks. If toys are on your list, you’ll want to take a moment to be sure you’re buying safe and ageappropriate toys for the kids in your life.

Elroy senior meal Many toys are made with safety in mind, but no toy is totally safe. Toys that break or are misused can become dangerous. These tips will help you choose and maintain safe toys. Toys are age-graded for safety. Age-grades are guidelines that reflect the toy’s safety based on: • Any choking or safety risks. • The physical skills a child needs to play with the toy. • How well a child can understand how to use the toy? • The interests, needs and abilities at different stages of a child’s development. With this in mind: • Choose toys that match your child’s age and skills. • When buying used toys, avoid old wooden toys with chipped paint. The paint may contain lead. • Read labels. Buy things that can be washed and that are flame-retardant or resistant. • Choose paints, crayons and markers that say “non-toxic.” • Buy the safety gear that goes with the item, such as a helmet with a bike. Share these tips with your child’s caregivers and grandparents so that the gifts they give and their homes are safer for your child, too. For more information on holiday toy safety please contact the Juneau County Health Department at 608847-9373. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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The Elroy Senior Meal Site will be having their Christmas Meal on Tuesday, December 17th at 11:45 a.m. The meal will be sponsored again this year by Dr. Robert and Chris Anderson. Everyone is welcome. Please call 462-5175 if you plan to attend. The Elroy High School Chorus will be singing several selections and will lead us in some Christmas songs. This will start around 11 a.m. Come and join us at Grace Lutheran Church – 226 Erickson St. – Elroy, WI.

Elroy Community Supper The Community Supper will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave., Elroy. This community supper gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community. This FREE community meal is served on the last Wednesday of each month, with adjustments for the holidays. The meals will continue in 2014. Everyone is invited to share in this dining experience. Come and join your neighbors for a wonderful meal.

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December 12, 2013

Obituaries DALE “PETE” EUGENE SCOTT, SR.

Dale “Pete” Eugene Scott, Sr. age 76 of Wonewoc, WI, formally of Elroy, passed away Friday December 6, 2013 at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center Tomah, WI. He was born September 26, 1937 in Finley, WI; the son of Earl and Berniece (Marvin) Scott. He was united in marriage on November 28, 1958 to Ledema Yvonne Nofsinger at Rockton, IL. She preceded him in death May 31, 2013. At 19 years of age Pete enlisted into the US Navy in 1956. He served his country as a submarine sailor throughout the Vietnam War. He has a total of 22 years of active Military duty in the US Navy. Pete was very active in ATV Club. Pete and Yvonne raised four children. Pete is survived by his four children: Sandra (Charles) Lamb, Ontario, WI, Beryl (Joe) Landsinger, Elroy, WI, Bernice (Darryl) Bronk, Elroy, WI, and Dale (Marla Durkee) Scott Jr., Kendall, WI, Ten grandchildren, three step granddaughters, twenty five great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Two brothers Harold of Mineral Point, WI, and Ronald of Rockton, IL, Three sisters Jeanice Hummer of Kendall, WI, Doris Herrewig, Wonewoc, WI, Diane Chase Tomah, WI, A sister in law Cal of Rockton, IL, As well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a grandson Justin Beecher, step great granddaughter Payten Schearer, three brothers Marvin, Robert, and Arnold, a sister Elaine Saylor, three brother- in-laws, Carl Hummer, R.J. Herrewig, and Eldon Chase, five sister- in –laws, Leatha, Norma, Dorothy, Rhea, and Juanita. Funeral services for Pete will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Thompson Funeral Home 402 Center St. Wonewoc, WI, burial with Military Honors by American Legion Post #206 at Milliards Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday December 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Thompsonfuneralservice.com

ADOLPH O. VLASAK

Adolph O. Vlasak, age 93 years, of rural Elroy, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his home. He was born on July 16, 1920 to Alois and Mary (Drystra) Vlasak on the family farm in the Town of Glendale, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Adolph was united in marriage to Esther Thonesen on April 7, 1945 at the Federated Church in Kendall. Adolph was a life-long resident of the Town of Glendale, where they dairy farmed for many years. He also served as Supervisor on the Town Board, was Treasurer of Warner School, a 75 year member of the WFLA Lodge WI 82 and a member of the United Methodist Church in Elroy. Survivors include his wife, Esther; children, Donna Downing (Cliff Heimke) of Sparta, Barbara (Edward) Tomlinson of Castle Rock, Colorado, Roger (Cheryl) Vlasak of Janesville, Rebecca (William) Sheridan of Durham, Connecticut, Steven (Sherry) Vlasak of Elroy and Shelly Edwards (Nick Buhr) of Green Bay; thirteen Grandchildren; eight Great Grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Arlene) Vlasak of Blanchardville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his Parents; three infant daughters; granddaughter, Erin Tomlinson; son-in-law, Richard Downing; three sisters, an infant, Marie, Julia Schauer and Helen Disrud; three brothers, Frank, William and Leo Vlasak; a Half-Sister and three Half-Brothers. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elroy, with Rev. Peace Kim officiating. Burial was in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Elroy. For online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com The family wishes to express a special Thank You to the staff of Hospice Touch – Tomah Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support.

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HELEN J. ERDMAN

Helen J. Erdman, age 80 years, of Elroy, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at her home in Elroy, Wisconsin. She was born on July 10, 1933 to Bert and Nona (Burch) Heding at Hillsboro, Wisconsin, where she grew to adulthood and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Helen was united in marriage to Verdayne Erdman on October 24, 1952 in Hillsboro. They lived in Milwaukee for 38 years where they raised their family, retiring to Elroy in 1990. After they moved to Elroy, she cleaned at the Royal Bank and enjoyed taking care of her husband. She also loved making Christmas cookies, gardening, and receiving many flowers on Mother’s Day. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2012. Survivors include her children, Jerry (Shelley) of Germantown, Sheryl (Frank) Balistreri of Wauwatosa, Kerry (Shirley) of Milwaukee, Mike of Milwaukee and Mark (Candy) of Menasha; son-in-law, Jim Fakler of Oak Creek; eleven Grandchildren; eight Great Grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Parrish of Hillsboro, Judy (Bill) Jenkins of Arkansas and JoAnn (Dean) Bergman of Montana. In addition to her husband, Verdayne; she was preceded in death by her Parents; daughter, Sandy Fakler; brothers, John and Albert Heding and sister, Glennie McGary. Memorial Funeral Services were held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy. Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m., for online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com

STANLEY KOWALCZYK

Stanley Kowalczyk, age 78, of Wautoma, WI, passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point, WI. He was born in Sterling, MI, a son of the late Stanely and Agnes Kowalczyk. Stanley graduated high school in 1953 in Mauston, WI. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country most notably in Germany where his unit was charged with supervising the retraining of the German Army following WW II. There he met his first wife and the had three children, Marina, Stanley and Curtis. They settled in Chicago, where Stanley worked as an executive for Cracker Jack and Firks Ad Agency. After his divorce in 1960, Stanley raised his children as a single father. In 1962 he married the love of his life, Dolores (nee Dlask) also of Mauston, WI. They married and resided in Chicago until 1968. Together they had one more child in 1964, a son, Daniel. In 1968 the family moved to the Town of Rose, Wild Rose, WI. Stanley taught his children the values of and the value of farming. Soon after, Stanley began working at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. As book store manager, he grew the business and taught many students how to run a business. He published many papers on small business practices and management. He had a passion for books, but more importantly the knowledge they held. He was a life long learner and teacher. As a result of his tireless work, he was granted an academic faculty position, while never attending college himself. Stanley retired from UWSP after 25 years of service. He sold his farm and resided in the Township of Wautoma until his death. Survivors include his Wife: Dolores Kowalczyk, Wautoma, WI; Children: Marina Strohbusch, River Falls, WI; Stanley Kowalczyk III, California; Curtis (Robbin) Kowalczyk, Henderson, NC; Daniel (Carrie) Kowalczyk, Minneapolis, MN; 14 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren and a Sister: Dolores (Thaddeus) Grudzinski, Lake Villa, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers - Thomas and Norbert and a sister - Agnes. Funeral Services were held at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose, WI, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, with Father Paul Vanden Hogen officiating. Burial was held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Town Rose, Waushara Co, WI. Visitation was held on Tuesday, from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN.

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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: themessenger@centurytel.net Subscription rates: $30 per year in Juneau, Monroe, Sauk and Vernon Counties; $33 elsewhere in Wisconsin; $35 elsewhere in the U.S.A.

PATRICIA A. FENWICK

Patricia A. Fenwick, age 84, of Mauston died on Thursday December 5, 2013 at the Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston. Patricia was the daughter of Harry and Violet (Dorau) Fannin, and was born on August 21, 1929, in Pontiac Michigan. Patricia was raised in the Crandon, WI, area. She was later united in marriage to Robert Fenwick on August 13, 1945, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. They lived the early part of their marriage up north near Eagle River, WI. They later moved to Waukesha, WI, in 1962, and then to Mauston, WI, in 1985 where they have lived since. Patricia loved to garden, can vegetables, sew, and knit. Patricia is survived by her children; Dan Fenwick, of Waukesha, WI, Randy (Anne) Fenwick, of Mauston, WI, Penny (Larry) Fenwick, of Oak Creek, WI, Todd (Diane) Fenwick, of Wellston, OH, Tom (Cindy) Fenwick, of Waukesha, WI, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a daughter in law Cindy Fenwick, brothers; Art (Marian) Fannin, of Kiel, WI, Louis Fannin, of Crivitz, WI & Harry Fannin of Bremerton, WA, a sister; Della Baker, of Pound, WI, and by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and a son Bob, and brothers, Gene, Allen, and Milton. A Celebration of Her Life was held on Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon. Memorials to the Fair View Nursing Home would be appreciated. The Hare Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.harefuneralhome.com

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of Mauston December 12, 2013

Santa has a big list to fill after visit BY DIANNA ANDERSON Reel Brothers Harley Davidson in Mauston hosted a visit from Santa Claus last Saturday. Santa came in on a brand new Harley Davidson Trike, loaded with candy canes to share with every one. Children of all ages are always ready to let Santa know

what it is they would like for Christmas but not all were as happy to actually sit on his lap. The business has invited Santa back this Saturday, December 14th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and all are invited to come give him your list.

Nicole wants a dog and a Barbie, Ashley asked for Robotic dog, she explained that would listen to her commands, and little Mercedes wants a baby doll.

J.J. knows what he wants for Christmas but, he would rather tell Santa from a distance, he is really into garbage trucks right now.

Jim was over the moon to sit on Santa's lap and he requested two of each of the new Harley Davidsons.

Lexi was not sure if she wanted anything to do with Santa as this is her first year to visit the Jolly Ol' Fella.

Mauston Moose serves 345 turkey dinners Juneau County residents have a lot to be thankful for. This past Thanksgiving organizations and churches throughout the county had volunteers willing and ready to serve up the holiday meal for their fellow neighbors. The Juneau County Moose have had a long standing tradition of answering the call on Thanksgiving to serve those meals, including delivering them to residents. According to a recent announcement the preparations began the Monday before Thanksgiving cooking 30 turkeys. According to the Moose, as the week progressed the lodge began to look very colorful and festive, especially with the mouth watering smell coming from the kitchen. "The doors opened at 11:00 a.m. and 142 dinners were ready to be delivered by volunteer drivers to New Lisbon, Mauston, Necedah, and Elroy. Also, there were 47 dinners picked up by patrons. During this time the hall was filling and the volunteer waitresses started serving," said the Moose

in their announcement. They went on to state that by 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day they had served 156 people - "Everyone had a delicious turkey dinner and pumpkin pie," they stated. Comments they received back from the dinners were; "If it wasn't for the lodge, I wouldn't have had a turkey dinner this year!"; "Things have been so tight, it just wasn't in the budget."; "Thank you. I just can't get out like I use and you made my day." The turkeys dined on were donated by Moose members as well as the other food and the hours of volunteering. If you are interested in finding out what the Moose does and their other community services projects you can call them at 608 847-7833 or stop in on any Friday evening at their community center located at 601 Colfax St. in Mauston.

Faith Christian Church On Sunday December 15th at 4:30 p.m. Faith Christian Church of Mauston is having a Christmas performance that everyone is invited to attend. The event is called “An FCC Christmas – A Showcase of Arts with One Thing in Mind”. There will be Worship, special music by the FCC choir, drama by Karmen & Greg Ministries, and more. Refreshments will be available following the performance. This promises to be an enjoyable holiday experience. They would also like to invite anyone who doesn’t have a Church to join them Christmas day at 10:00 a.m. for a Christmas Communion Service. Faith Christian Church is located at N4619 Hwy. 12 & 16 W in Mauston. Also see their website at www.faithchristianmauston.com or contact them by phone at 608-847-4019.

Extended hours If you are in need of urgent care this holiday season, rest assured that Mile Bluff Medical Center’s services are available to you in Mauston. The Urgent Care Department will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Urgent Care will also be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Regular hours for Mile Bluff’s urgent care services are Monday through Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The staff members of the Urgent Care Department are trained to treat colds, the flu and fevers, as well as ailments such as cuts, scrapes, minor lacerations, sprains, strains, skin rashes, bladder infections, and other minor aches and pains. If it’s emergency care you’re in need of, the emergency room is staffed with a physician 24 hours a day, so there’s no need to worry. If you have an emergency, Mile Bluff is always equipped to help! For more information about Urgent Care services, call 608847-6161.


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KEEPING CHILDREN WARM No idle fingers for the Juneau

County Women of the Moose. With the winter season upon us they are once again making fleece blankets for the children brought into the local emergency room. All the fleece used is donated by members. The women then organize times to get together to make the blankets. The Women of the Moose is a service organization with projects keeping them busy throughout the year, making the fleece blankets is just an example of one of the community service projects they do.

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DONATION Recently a generous donation from the Mauston Bowling Association was presented to Circle of Hope's treasurer Patsy Ritchart. The money was raised during a recent turkey raffle and will be used to provide shelter in area motels for families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis. Pictured above from left to right are Evie Smith, Cindy Severson, Patsy Ritchart, and Cheryl Mills. CONTRIBUTED

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Wednesday, November 2th the National Geographic Society school level geography bee was held at the school. Shankle, moderator of the event went on to state the winner of the bee was student Grace Hammer. Grace will now move forward by completing an exam to qualify to attend the state competition. Pictured above are bee panel members: (left to right) 7th Social Studies teacher- Adam Heinrich, 6th Social Studies teacher- Jay Imhoff, 8th Social Studies teacher and moderator- Rusty Shankle, winner- Grace Hammer, and Superintendent- Dr. Christine Weymouth. CONTRIBUTED

Box scores for Mauston - Tomah meet Box score for dual @ Tomah on 12/05/2013. Mauston (MAUS) 33.0 Tomah (TOMA) 33.0160: Ben Linzmeirer, TOMA, dec. Jacob Schiller, MAUS, 2-1. 170: Troy Alcarez, TOMA, dec. Anthony Spinelli, MAUS, 2-1. 182: Justin Dolata, MAUS, pinned Thane Littlejohn, TOMA, 0:31. 195: Jordan Reisinger, TOMA, pinned Alex Schroeder, MAUS, 3:56. 220: Jimmy Seeley, MAUS, pinned Gavin Brand, TOMA, 1:55. 285: Ryan Sutherland, TOMA, pinned Alex Nelson, MAUS, 1:03. 106: Chris Ruf, MAUS, pinned Tommy Repka, TOMA, 1:27. 113: Katen Moser, TOMA, pinned Colton Winders,

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of Elroy December 12, 2013

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause in Elroy brought out many with wish lists BY TASHA MUELLER A successful turnout for the annual Breakfast with Santa at the Elroy American Legion Hall was held on Sunday morning. Children brought their long lists of which items to exactly ask from Santa, while others were still too afraid to sit on Santa’s lap. After children were able to talk with Santa, a holiday book was chosen from a wide selection available to them. Timber Creek Photography provided professional photographs for the event, as volunteers made homemade pancakes to fill up the eager and hungry belles. Enjoy the photographs from the morning breakfast.

Hannah Biermeier of Kendall enjoys a candy cane while smiling for the camera and telling Santa exactly what she would like Christmas. Jim Sartori (center) receives a Key to the City of Elroy from his many years of outstanding public service, with roughly 100 years of dedication to the city.

Lists were popular to bring that included popular items such as iPad minis and American Dolls. Santa told this little girl she would receive all of the items on her list.

Be sure to read all the Letters to Santa in this issue on pages 21, 22, 23!

Wesley Williams, five months old, thoroughly enjoyed seeing Santa for the first time, with plenty of smiles and giggles.

From left to right, Jordyn Schroeder, Hunter Weber, and Greyson Schroeder didn’t quite know what to think of Santa and Mrs. Claus while siting on their laps.

Cole Eberhardt brought along quite the list for Santa, which included plenty of new toys to enjoy on Christmas Day.

Sisters, Natalie (left), and Alayna Anderson pose for their first sister photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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Royall musicians perform Christmas Concert

BY TASHA MUELLER Student musicians performed on Monday night during the annual Royall Middle School and High School Christmas Concert. Plenty of favorites were played that included the whole groups, and also instrument sections with a Christmas favorite. The middle school band started off the concert with “Castles and Dragons” as the percussion performers played “Good King Wenceslas.” The clarinets followed with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” as the low brass played “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.” The group came back together to play “O Holy Night” as the saxophones and oboe performed “Up On The Housetop,” the flutes played the classic “Silent Night,” with the trumpets rounding out the group performances with “Angels We Have Heard On High.” The group rounded out their part of the concert with “Minka’s Sleigh Ride.” The seventh and eighth grade choir singers sang three selections which included “Jingle Bell Dash,” Sing We Now of Christmas” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” The high school band started their concert off with the popular favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The woodwind ensemble performed “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” with the brass ensemble playing “In the Bleak Midwinter” as the woodwind ensemble performed a second time with “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was played by the whole band as Anna Riedl and Tom Neuman had solos. The band rounded out their portion of the evening’s concert with “Christmas Parade Mash-Up.” Madrigal members sang “Sing Hey” and “Christmas Cookies.” The concert choir performed four selections, which included “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas,” “Good News,” (soloist Anna Riedl) “Carol of the Bells” and “This Peaceful Night.” WRJC 92one FM will be playing the Royall Christmas Concert on their

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Night Without a Home raises funds to help area families in need BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Monday evening the New Lisbon G.I.V.E. student organization presented to members of Circle of Hope a donation check exceeding $3,100. The money was raised at this year's Night Without A Home event held in October. Students raised monies by attaining sponsors for their participation in the homeless awareness event. The first Night Without a Home event was held by the G.I.V.E. students in 2010 when then high school senior Carley Haschke returned to school after a summer leadership summit.

Every year since then monies raised are used to provide shelter to residents in Juneau County who are experiencing a housing crisis. Lend a Hand is a program within Circle of Hope and has been a benefactor of the students hard work and dedication to the cause since the project started. "What these students do for us and our organization every year is nothing less than a miracle," stated Patsy Ritchart. To find out more about Circle of Hope and their volunteer programs, Lend a Hand and Grateful Hearts, you can contact them at 8472068.

Pictured above from left to right is New Lisbon High School teacher and event organizer Julie Mecikalski; Circle of Hope Treasurer - Patsy Ritchart; the three top student collectors Kyhlie Steele who raised $437, Lucas Kleifgen who raised $200 and Austin Dow who raised $265; Circle of Hope and Lend a Hand volunteers and members John McGinley and Justin Roberts.

NEW LISBON POOL RESTORATION GETS BOOST

The New Lisbon Community Closet Resale store has donated $5,000 to the City of New Lisbon toward the fund to restore the City swimming pool. Virgil Boutain, shown above on the right, is a volunteer at the Closet and presented the check to New Lisbon's mayor Lloyd Chase. The restoration fund for the pool was $25,000 short of the $100,000 needed for the project. The Community Closet is a retail store located just north of the Kwik Trip in New Lisbon. Approximately 20 volunteers operate the non-profit store that accepts donated clothes and small household items for resale. The store hours are 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Proceeds from the store are distributed back to the community.

Legal and Financial workshop planned The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country will be offering a legal and financial planning workshop on Thursday, January 9 at 1 p.m. at Hatch Public Library, Mauston. * Presenters will be Attorney Catherine Orton of the Curran, Hollenbeck and Orton law firm and Joan Litwitz, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. * Topics covered will include: -Making legal plans that fit your needs -Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for you -How to find legal and financial assistance -Practical strategies for making a long-

term plan of care -Tax deductions and credits -Government programs than can help pay for care This interactive presentation will be beneficial for all persons whether or not they are providing care and assistance to someone with dementia. The workshop is approximately one and a half hours in length. To register for the program call the ADRC office at 847-9371 by Monday, January 6. There is no fee to attend the workshop and written materials will be available on local resources.

HOLIDAY CONCERT New Lisbon choirs and band members hosted their annual Christmas program on Monday evening, with appearances from the fifth grade choir as they sang "Jolly Jingle Christmas Melody", followed up by the beginner band which preformed "Jingle Bells", "Good King Wenceslas" and" Jolly Ol Saint Nick". The sixth grade choir took stage and performed "Frosty and the Hand Jive", followed by "The Candy Cane Twist". The middle school band took center stage with "Parade of Tin Soldiers", "Christmas Invitation" and "Jingle Bells & Jingle Drums". The Junior high and high school also performed to round out the evening with a finale of all choirs and bands playing together. DIANNA ANDERSON PHOTOS


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Author visits New Lisbon students

BY NICOLE CILLEY New Lisbon Elementary

School was fortunate enough to host a Wisconsin author,

Pamela R. Quinlan this past Tuesday December 3rd. The

Pamela R. Quinlin, author, recently visited students at the New Lisbon Elementary School to kickoff their upcoming project.

developed her entire series of 41 books about some of the animals she found during her volunteer work as an outdoor tour guide at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center. She currently has nine of her books published in beautiful colors filled with real photos she took in Durward’s Glen. Each book

students were broken into groups according to their grade level. Each group heard a story read by the author, met Chorizo the dog (one of the main characters of her books) and asked Pamela questions. Pamela even ate lunch with several sixth graders in the library to help motivate them to become better writers. The whole day was part of a kick off to inspire students to write their own books this quarter. In March we will be adding a Young Author event to our Fine Arts Night during parent teacher conferences so that the parents can view their children’s books. Pamela is the author of the Spring Pond Series. She lives in Baraboo. She is a retired social worker who

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New Lisbon gains trophy at 46th Annual Royall invite BY TASHA MUELLER The New Lisbon wrestling team has something to be proud of from this weekend. Not only did the team win the trophy from the 46th Annual Royall Invite, the ‘Dan Memorial DeLong Invitational,” but also six wrestlers placed either first or second in their weight class. Scoring first for the team included senior Cullen Pederson in the 160 weight class. Pederson started the day winning by fall (1:05) over Hillsboro’s Sebastian Miller during the quarterfinal. Pederson then faced Royall’s Donnie Robson, as the result was much the same with winning by a fall at 2:53. During the championship round, Pederson did the same over Pat Vehrenkamp of BlairTaylor. Pederson was able to get the fall at 3:38 to receive the first place win. Teammate Justin Giebel in the 195 weight class also brought home a first place championship, along with Jay Turner at 220 pounds. Giebel won by major decision over Darren Johnson of Viroqua in the semifinal with a bye the first round of match ups. The major decision score ended with a final of 21-11. In the championship round, a fall (1:04) determined the outcome over Jeff Milz of Kickapoo-La Farge. Turner won by fall over Nathan Normann of Viroqua

at 0:34 in the quarterfinal, as the semifinal, Turner won by decision over Josh McMeans of Wisconsin Dells with a final of 9-5, and during the championship, Sawyer of KickapooPeterson LaFarge was unable to beat a decision final at 9-5. Other Rocket wrestlers that gained 4th place included Sean Baumgart at 120 pounds after facing Chad Waldera of Blair-Taylor with a decision final in favor of Waldera at 52. Lucas Kleifgen also placed 4th in the 182 pound bracket, as Blair-Taylor’s Jake Morrison won by fall over Kleifgen at 3:54. Bailey Slater was able to finish the day in 3rd place in 126 pounds after facing Royall’s Marcus Blaha and winning by decision 4-3 for the placing. Also receiving 3rd place was Travis Gibbons in 145 pounds after winning by decision 11-4 over Poynette’s Jordan Decorah. At 285, Logan Smart was another addition to the 3rd place finishers after winning by major decision over Levin Lamere of Viroqua with a score of 11-3. Three New Lisbon wrestlers ended the day with a 2nd place finish with Stephan Burbach, 132 pounds, Kyle Woodward in 152 pounds and Myles Connors, 170 pounds. Mauston’s John Maki won by major decision (17-4) over Burbach, Wisconsin Dells’ Willie Vandenlangenberg won

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Fridays Stephan Burbach of New Lisbon won by major decision over Viroqua’s Taylor Gilardi (MD 13-0) in the quarterfinal in the bracket of 132 pounds. Burbach went on to place 2nd for the day. by decision over Woodward with a final score of 6-2, and Justin Dolata of Mauston won by decision over Connor with a close score of 5-4. Royall’s Dalton Lunde was Royall’s sole championship winner in the 182 bracket during the team hosts invite. Lunde won by fall over Anthony Spinelli of Mauston at 0:53 during the quarterfinal. Within the semifinal, Lunde was able to move forward with winning by a fall over New Lisbon’s Lucas Kleifgen at 0:59. For the championship match, Lunde matched up with Hillsboro’s Max Sebranek with a final score of 12-3. Another returning Panther favorite included Trenton Pasch, receiving 2nd place at 145 pounds resulting in a sprained ankle during the 1st place match with Max Obois

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Lady Cardinals fall to Royall Panthers after hard fought game BY STEVE NORLING On Friday December 6th the Necedah Lady Cardinals basketball team played host to the Royall Lady Panthers. The Cardinals were coming off a close and tough loss the previous game and were looking for a good game. In talking to Coach Lowery, he stated the while he had a very young team, only one senior and two juniors he felt that they would make a good showing of themselves. One of the problems seems to be that there are not a lot of girls at Necedah High School that are interested in basketball. While Royall had a roster of 12 varsity players and another ten on the junior varsity roster, Necedah had a roster of only eight varsity and six junior varsity players. The game started with not

a lot of scoring on either end of the court. Both teams seemed to be playing great defense with ball stealing and intercepted passes and the first quarter ended with Royall leading 9 – 6. The second quarter found Royall pulling away with some great three-point shooting and the Cardinals unable to answer. The half ended with Royall leading 28 – 11. The second half began the same way the first half ended. The Lady Panthers continued their onslaught of three point shots while The Cardinals could not manage to score any three pointers and not nearly enough two pointers. The third quarter ended with Royall holding a commanding lead of 44 – 21. The fourth quarter was like a different game. The Lady Cardinals came out and

played their heart out and outscored Royall in the quarter twelve to four. Their defense went back to what it had been in the first quarter and their shooting seemed to get better including one three point shot. The final score of Royall 49 and Necedah 33 did not really tell the entire story of the game. All in all it was a well-played game by both teams. At the end of the game a player from each team was picked by the coaches for their sportsmanship. The honors went to Kelsey Vieth for The Lady Panthers and to Ashley Pochowski for the Lady Cardinals. After the game Coach Lowery stated that he was fairly satisfied with the game. He stated that while the team was not consistent, he felt that it was because it

was a young team and that he saw many good things in the game. He feels that there

will be great improvement as the season progresses. Earlier in the evening the

JV squad lost to Royall by a score of 37 – 16.

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Honor Society inducts new members The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Brooke Waltemath of Camp Douglas; initiated at University of WisconsinStevens Point Alyssa Grams of Necedah; initiated at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point These residents are among

approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as

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Necedah wrestling BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah Dual Wrestling Tournament was held on Saturday December 7th. The Cardinals did exceptionally well having only nine weight classes filled. While The Cardinals may not have the largest team, they do have a very tough team. While the team finished 2 – 3 there were a lot of individual success stories. Bryce Kies at 170 pounds finished 5 and 0 on the day to lead all Necedah wrestlers.

Others were Dakota Zingraf, Augie Pintarro and Hunter Olson who all went four and one. Going three and two were Anthony Seebruck, Shayne Torrey Jaron Bennet and Austin Winters. This was a very good meet for the Necedah Cardinals and they should have a fine season with the wrestlers that they have. Next meet come on out and see them wrestle and cheer them on. They deserve all the support that the community can give them.

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Wood’s request reasoning behind license denial BY TASHA MUELLER During the regular Kendall Village Board meeting on Monday, December 2, a much-discussed topic was brought forward regarding denying the request of a liquor license to Village residents Brian and Tammy Wood. Both present at the regular meeting, the couple made it clear to the board members as to why they are being denied of the license. Current owners of the Wood Pipes Smoke Shoppe, the couple had intended to open a dancehall and bar in a building near its existing downtown business. The board denied their request for a liquor license during last month’s meeting, citing the reasoning of “public sentiment and local concerns.” In the beginning of the meeting, the Woods presented and read letters of support from other Kendall businesses including The Village Gunsmith and The Meat Place, with more support from many others. A petition began once the couple were denied the license, currently about 50 signatures were placed in favor of the new business with roughly half being village residents. Board member Marlin Prell was against the matter, stating that the board should not have to discuss this topic again as the license has already been denied. Prell told the Woods that he disapproved of their existing business, stating that “drug paraphernalia” is sold at their existing business. He continued on by stating, “I don’t think you got the support you think you do,” as others in the village have similar views on the topic. Tammy responded by saying that she and her husband do not encourage others to break the law and are advocates for marijuana law reform. Explaining that the store in Kendall has been given a rural opportunity to discuss cannabis in polite conversation, the couple has worked with leaders in cannabis reform with a current bill introduced by Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor that would change cannabis laws in the state of Wisconsin. With proposing how great it would be to see an addition to the downtown area, Tammy stated that the addition could respark Kendall’s reputation which they had decades ago, as a bustling town. “We’re not leaving,” said Tammy, “I love this town. There’s no reason why Kendall couldn’t enjoy a thriving business.” Board member Waunnette Bunk was weary on the matter, going on to contradict Wood’s notion that businesses in Kendall were “thriving” despites the owners’ efforts. Bunk went on with saying that Kendall would be unable to be what it was years ago. Imploring a different view on the matter, board member Jim Lunde expresses his concerns for opening another bar in town, when needing to think about opening a different business better for our youth.

He stated that it could be a “wrong influence on children” with hopes of getting a different business available for youth. He acknowledged that Kendall is not the retirement town many think it is, but would like to see “a healthy community” towards growth. Art Keenan chimed in on the matter saying that the Woods have been able to communicate effectively with the village board towards events and projects. One event that was brought up included the cannabis fair two years ago that was gaining communication efforts to the public on their latest endeavor. From the event, the couple kept changing details to the board members, which has made approving anything for the Woods a hesitant decision. With trying to improve their communication, in regard to

their latest proposed endeavor, the couple have met with President Dick Martin numerous times with both state and local permit officials in attendance, regarding the new building. After giving the reasoning to deny their license last month, board member Lee Wyttenbach was unable to state any negative public sentiment on the matter. No remarks were given towards keeping a business open as a public sentiment concern. The Wood’s liquor license request will appear on next month’s meeting. Through the state Public Service Commission process, the village’s application for a water-rate hike has been continuing to make it’s way through being changed. Final rates have not been determined. However, the board

approved an ordinance change that will allow the board to set sewer rates independently of the water rates. Currently, sewer rates reflect a percentage of the water usage. Giving reasoning towards allowing the village the power to prevent sewer rates from soaring in the event of a water-rate increase, it will help in the future. Water rates have not been raised in Kendall since 1994, and since the village is seeking government loans to cover repairs and upgrades to its waterworks, the PSC must approve a price structure that will allow the village to meet its debt obligations. According to Village President Dick Martin, a group working toward installing new welcome signs at each end of the village has so far raised $4,000 towards

the production of the signs. The cost is $10,000 for both signs, as the board agreed to commit to paying up to $5,000 toward the signs, with other funds being raised. The board changed it’s meeting day and time to 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The next board meet-

ing will be held on Monday, January 13th at 6 p.m. with a caucus to be held for incumbents beginning at 6 p.m., with the meeting to follow.

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Mommy met Jesus this Christmas Mommy made Christmas for all each season past, always giving and working for her family. All the meals, all the gifts, all the love. Rich or poor, good or bad, Mommy made it for all. Her biggest gift, all together in the chapel. So all the years of giving are gone, because Mommy met Jesus this Christmas. Now Mommy got her gift, she always knew she would. She sings “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” with Clarence, Leroy, Ruth and Steven while waiting for 14 more.

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Holiday concert at Mauston showcased several things BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD The below zero temperature with even a more bitterly cold wind-chill didn't hamper the attendance at the Mauston School District Holiday Band Concert featuring both the middle school and high school's band. Monday evening the auditorium at the high school was bursting with a standing room only audience. As in previous years the

concert came after a chili fundraising dinner. Band booster volunteers donated the chili and their time in an effort to raise funds for some much needed new instruments. Diners feasted on their meal surrounded by hauntingly beautiful student artwork depicting the many social issues facing teens. The concert began with Olson Middle School's 7th and 8th grade band playing Frosty the Snowman, Blue Christmas and North Pole

Olson Middle School's 7th and 8th grades bands kicked off the Holiday Concert. Pictured above, the Mauston High School Concert Band took the stage to perform three holiday tunes.

Student artwork was showcased and on display prior to the concert and while diners warmed up with a bowl of chili.

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Sleigh Ride. Jazz 1 followed with two songs; Swing Machine and We Three Kings. Next to take the stage was the Mauston High School Concert Band who played three songs; Santa Meets the Big Bands, My Favorite Time of Year and A Rockin' Christmas. The Mauston High School Jazz II performed Deck the Halls and Winter Wonderland. Ending the evening's concert was the Mauston Symphonic Band performing Christmas Winds, A Jazzy Christmas and All I Want for Christmas is You. The program provided to the audience included a segment on why music is important to an educational experience. It stated that music is a science - it is exact, specific and it demands exact acoustics. It also compared music to a foreign language as most of the terms are in Italian, German or French, and the notation is certainly not English. When learning music history is also taught as it usually reflects the environment and times of it's creation,

Chili dinner before the Annual Holiday Concert was a fundraising event for the band's booster club. often even the country and/racial feelings. Physical Education is also part of learning an instrument as it requires coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks and facial muscles. The band department at the schools then stated,

"This is why we teach music. Not because we expect you to major in music, not because we expect you to play an instrument or sing all your life. But so you will be human. So you can recognize the beauty and be sensitive to it. So you can have something

to cling to. So you have more love, more compassion, more gentleness and just more good in general. In short- more life."


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Hillsboro students preform Christmas concert BY TASHA MUELLER Plenty of cheerful smiles and joyful thoughts were had during the Hillsboro Music Department Christmas Concert held in the gymnasium on Tuesday night. Band and choir students performed a wide variety of holiday favorites during the concert as audience members hummed along with many of the noticeable tunes. Sixth grade choir singers started off the program with “Hear Those Holiday Bells,” “Christmas Stars,” and “Deck the Hall and Decorate.” The middle school band performed “March Royale,” “Kachina: Chant and Spirit Dance,” and “Christmas Spirit,” as the middle school choir followed with “Born, Born in

Bethlehem,” “Old Toy Trains,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Peppermint Winter.” Rounding out the middle school portion of the concert, the sixth grade band enjoyed playing “Shepherd’s Song” and “The Boar Head’s Carol.” High school choir members sang favorites such as “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Please Come Home for Christmas,” (with soloists Max Sebranek and Sarah Fick) “Coventry Carol,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (soloist – Haili Yoakum-Kehoe). The high school band performers rounded out the concert by playing “Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fideles,” “Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol,” and “Excerpts from Die Meistersinger.”

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The bands were under the direction of Mr. Jeremy Henning, as the choirs were directed by Mrs. Paula Parker and accompanied by Mrs. Dory Stahlkopf. The concert songs can be heard on the radio station WRJC 92.1 FM on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m. Also, the tunes can be heard and seen on WVRJ 1360 AM, Vernon Telephone Cable Channel 14, and greatriversnews.com on Wednesday, December 18th at 1:05 p.m. It will also air at the following times on the local television stations (20 – Standard Def and 320 – HD): December 4th at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., December 5th at Noon and 7 p.m., December 6th at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., December 7th at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., and December 8th at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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Become worldly on holiday traditions at Drop-in BY TASHA MUELLER Spreading the holiday cheer around the world might sound difficult to some, but for a few others in our area, that is pretty simple to do. Three foreign exchange students in Hillsboro will be able to tell others how exactly to say “Merry Christmas” in their language and even more about their culture. Moa Jillefors, Tsukiki (“Suki”) Murata, and Eike Stau, will present their family holiday traditions and answer questions about customs in their own home countries at the Hillsboro Library Drop-In on Thursday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. Typical holiday treats from their countries, Sweden, Germany, and Japan will be served, along with seasonal music from each students country. All area residents are encouraged to come to the free event. Moa, 18, a guest of Pete and Melanie

Benish, is from Stockholm, Sweden. She has been active in sports, such as football, while adjusting in Hillsboro. Suki, 17, comes from Tokyo, Japan, which is the largest metropolitan area in the world. Suki also participates in sports and enjoys American music. Her host family is Homer and Deb Arndt. Eike, 15, is from Sprockhovel, Germany, near Cologne. He is also active in sports, and more recently acted in the school production of “Grease.” He is staying with Dan and Shirley Green. All three students look forward to meeting new people and explaining their holiday traditions, along with answering any questions about their home countries and their experiences in the states. Make the Drop-In event on your calendar! For more information, contact library director Debra Lambert, 608489-2192.

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Wardens sayprep snowmobiles now, wait to use trials until declared open BY JOANNE M. HAAS/BUREAU OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Check with local officials if trail is open before you use it. Check with local officials if trail is open before you use it. Snowmobile season on deck: Please keep the sled parked until trails are ready! With winter storms powering through all parts of Wisconsin ushering in snow and cold, DNR conservation wardens and recreational staffers are asking all of you snowmobile enthusiasts to prep your sleds now but please hold off hitting the trails until local authorities give you the green flag. Cathy Burrow, the DNR snowmobile trails grant manager, says ultimately the decision to open the trails is done at the local level where officials and local clubs care for the trails. “While most landowner agreements state that trails can open by December 1," Burrow says, "snow, standing crops, trail inspections and weather conditions can dictate the actual opening date. And that is announced by county officials.” Conservation Warden Todd Schaller, chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement’s Recreational Safety Program, says sometimes over-anxious snowmobilers can sometimes create problems by using the trails before they have been officially opened. “In addition to being irresponsible, unsafe and illegal; it greatly threatens the landowner agreements that the club members have worked so hard to obtain and has resulted in closing large portions of trails throughout the state,” Schaller says. Snowmobile trail information such as conditions and openings can be found through county foresters, park and recreation officials, local snowmobile clubs, local cham-

bers of commerce and on the Snow Conditions Report on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism web site," Schaller says. http://www.travelwisconsin.com/ Wisconsin ranks among the top states in providing snowmobile trails, Burrow says. The DNR provides $5.8 million in grants to maintain more than 18,700 miles of trails in the state. Schaller says the DNR urges snowmobiles to stay on the trail and ride responsibly. Here are among the top things Schaller says snowmobilers can do now to prep for a fun, safe season: Make sure your registration or non-resident trail passes are valid before you ride. All riders at least age 12 and born on or after January 1, 1985, are required to have a valid snowmobile safety certificate. Practice “Zero Alcohol,”which is a personal choice not to drink alcohol until you’re done riding for the day. Review the snowmobile regulation pamphlet so you know the laws. Lastly, the wardens wish all snowmobilers to have a lot of fun this season and stay safe out there! All the information and details mentioned above can be found at the DNR web site, dnr.wi.gov, search the keyword, "snowmobile." If you have information regarding natural resource violations, please call: VIOLATION HOTLINE: 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1800-847-9367. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained staff relay reported information to conservation wardens. Anyone who calls the Violation Hotline or provides information can remain anonymous.

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New Lisbon’s Adele Hansen tries to find an open spot to toss the ball to her teammate as the rockets were unable to make a win over the Tigers on Friday night. Under a great effort to stall the game on two different attempts, Hillsboro was able to hold on to the 27-24 win. Hillsboro will host Necedah this Thursday in conference action.

Tiger boys’ win by one in 3OT over Richland Center BY TASHA MUELLER With only a few weeks into the regular boys basketball season, Hillsboro has made a grand entrance into the season by going into triple overtime during a non-conference game against Richland Center on Saturday night. The boys started on the right foot with being tied 9-9 ending the first quarter. Hillsboro was able to take a three point lead in the second quarter as the Hornets were held off by only nine points compared to Hillsboro’s 12 points going into the second half. After halftime, the competition got faster with more momentum as tables were turned for Hillsboro as Richland Center gained the lead by one point 31-30. While in the fourth, the ball went back and forth between both teams, resulting in a tie to send the game into overtime with a score of 44-44. An even amount of points were distributed throughout the overtimes for both teams. Within the first overtime, both score eight points with the next quarter ending in six points a piece sending the game into a third overtime. The last attempt seemed to be brutal for both the coaches and players, along with the

fans, as plays were a bit sloppy for both teams. Hillsboro was able to make one extra point to win the 3OT battle to end the game 65-64 as the Tigers celebrated. Brandon Stanek rocked the house with 18 points, as Richland Center’s Alex Mortimer added 17 points for the Hornets. Hillsboro’s Max Stockwell tallied 14 points, as both Matt Anderson and Joey Helgerson made 12 points, respectively for the team. In other action, the Royall boys team were unable to stop Necedah in their Scenic Bluffs Conference home opener. Royall was able to overcome an early 16-3 deficit in the first quarter, but was never able to take the lead throughout the game. Necedah was able to hold onto the win by going eight for nine from the foul line within the final quarter. Royall’s Jordan Baeseman knocked down the first of his three 3-pointers for the night and continued with adding 20 points on the board for the team. This upcoming week, Hillsboro boys will be hosting Bangor on Friday, as Royall boys will be traveling to Brookwood on Friday, and Wonewoc-Center will be making their way to New Lisbon, also on Friday.

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Hillsboro Board approves Alumni Basketball tournament for January 25th BY TASHA MUELLER With a short meeting at hand, the Hillsboro School Board moved quickly through approving items on the agenda. All-star athletes that have once called the Hillsboro gymnasium home, will be able to participate in the popular Alumni Basketball Tournament as the day has been set for Saturday, January 25 with information on the event to be available soon. A resolution was established for a scholarship account; with the district signing a CD account that had funds from a scholarship and will be distributed towards scholarship accounts for this year’s seniors. And, seniors are already working on applying for local scholarships, as principal Greg Zimmerman noted in his report. Members also approved f the 300 series policies, with new, revised and deleted sections, as corrections were made during the meeting. Also, BP531.11 teacher job description was approved. The second grade classes held their annual gingerbread house project last Friday with a great turnout of parent volunteers. 4K students will be having cookie decorating this Friday, December 13th at 1 p.m.

Progress reports for students in fourth and fifth grades will go home this week. The elementary holiday program will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, The theme for this year’s program is “Christmas Around the World.” There will be collection jars for Heifer International, with no scheduled Plus 1 for the night. A full day of school will be held on Friday, December 20th and school will resume on Thursday, January 2nd, with no Plus 1 on January 2nd. The WRS contribution rate has been set to 6.65 percent in 2013 with 7 percent in 2014 as year-end processing and reports will be making their way towards the financial aspect of the district. The next regular school board meeting has been changed due to a large volume of school scheduling events on January 13th and will instead be held on Monday, January 20th at 7 p.m.

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Good Samaritan looks for donations BY TASHA MUELLER As the holidays draw near, you might know a family or certain individual that might need a little boost of help with presents or even a little holiday cheer. Helping friends and helping neighbors has always been the motto for The Good Samaritan Thrift Store and Food Pantry, located at 128 Mill Street in Hillsboro. The business has always been able to help others in a time of need, and now the business is looking for your help! During the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the shelves at The Good Samaritan tend to see food leaving the shelves faster than usual. A definite need is being sought with donations needed, either in a small or large way. You can help feed hungry people in the area by donating canned goods and boxed food items. Barrels have been placed at various churches throughout the community: St. Aloysius’ Catholic Church, Hillsboro Wesleyan Church, Burr Wesleyan Church and First Congregational Church. Your contributions will help feed hungry parents, children, grandparents, whole families, etc. While grocery shopping, pick up a few extra cans or boxed goods and donate these to this worthwhile project. Simply bring your items to one of the churches and leave them in the barrel. Think of how much any type of donation will mean to a family who may receive your gifts. Items will be collected from the barrels the week prior to Christmas. Help your friends, help your neighbors. The Good Samaritan Thrift Store is open each Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and also on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon). Food bags are distributed on Thursdays.

CONTRIBUTED BY SUE ZIMMERMAN During the holiday season one anticipates magic and brightness at family gatherings. What many experience is a higher than normal amount of stress during the holidays. There may be an increased financial burden related to purchasing gifts and food, plus the added expense for heat and electricity, or the stress of travel and deadlines. Some may also find them self alone or reminded of the loss of a loved one. “It’s important to make time to take care of yourself first”, states Jennifer Fiegel –Newlon, PMHNP-DNP. Jen is a Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner in Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Department in Hillsboro. Jen offers these suggestions to help cope and hopefully bring some relief to holiday stress. • Buy within your means. Create a memorable experience as an alternative to gift expenses such as spending a day at a children’s museum. • Help take the burden off of just one person cooking the holiday meal by asking everyone to contribute to the menu. • Rotate homes to host a holiday event. • It’s hard to resist holiday treats and special recipes created during the holidays. If you do overindulge, try having something healthy with the unhealthy and satisfy both your urge for tasty temptations plus the satisfaction toward your wellness efforts. “There is a large selection of literature regarding seasonal depression that you may refer to in order to help you through times such as these,” states Jennifer “but always remember if it is too overwhelming to the point that you cannot function, that’s when you need to look for help.” For more information or to schedule an appointment Hwy. 33 Between Reedsburg & LaValle with Jennifer FiegelPhone: 608-985-7207 or 800-362-5898 Newlon, Behavioral Health Hours: 7-5 Weekdays; 7-noon Saturdays Nurse Practitioner, or Paul Gasser, Licensed Marriage Drafting, Estimating, Engineering & Kitchen Layouts and Family counselor, contact Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Services Pole Building Construction or Job Packs at (608) 489-8280. Jen sees patients at the Hillsboro Panelized Wall Systems location. Paul sees patients at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Complete Line of Home & Pole Building Materials locations in Hillsboro and in Elroy. 5% Cash or Check Discount on Materials

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Santa visits children in Wonewoc BY TASHA MUELLER Once arriving on the Wonewoc Fire Department fire truck, Santa brought in his big bag of presents and greeted all of the

Brothers, Shane (left) and Adrienne Clark of Wonewoc, enjoy telling Santa exactly what is on their wish lists after smiling for a picture.

Kennady, Kaleb, and Karter Olson have a fun time visiting with Santa and enjoyed the treats given to them after telling Santa what is on their lists.

families eating breakfast at the Wonewoc American Legion Hall on Saturday morning. Breakfast with Santa provided the opportunity for children and parents to fill up their hungry bullies before or after seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each

were given a sack full of treats after giving Santa their lists and which items were on their wish lists. Many children had a fun morning as the photos show their wonderful holiday expressions.

Brennan (left) and Jacob Ott wants plenty of Nerf Guns for Christmas, along with many other items with lots to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Seven month old Piper Roden did a wonderful job seeing Santa for the first time and was full of smiles.

Kendyl Rowe was very excited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus and gave both of them big hugs before sitting on the big man’s lap.

These sisters filled up the laps of Santa and Mrs. Claus as a list was provided to know what exactly to bring on the eve of Christmas. TASHA MUELLER PHOTOS

Cover to Cover: BY KIM DEARTH

Wonewoc Public Library’s Christmas Tea Coming Up December 18th. The holidays are here, and we at the library invite all our patrons to stop by on December 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to enjoy treats and take a peek at our new addition during our annual Christmas Tea. Browse the latest books, movies and music CDs, and check out our newly redesigned adult magazine area and reading nook, featuring the latest editions as well as back issues of over 30 magazines! As you wander over to the children and young adult areas, you’ll find a large selection of books, including new books bought with the generosity of our students. A special thank you to school librarian Maxine Chipman, as well as all the staff and students at Wonewoc-Center for raising $500, which was used to purchase 67 new books at the school’s recent Scholastic Book Fair. We appreciate all your help to fill our new shelves with the

latest fiction and non-fiction for children and teens! Thank you also to everyone who donated and/or came out and supported the Friends of the Wonewoc Library bake sale during last weekend’s Breakfast With Santa—your donations are greatly appreciated and still needed as we raise the final funds needed to pay off our building project. See you at the library!

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‘Dear Santa’ letters are published annually and authored by our local elementary students. The Messenger does it’s best to make sure that Santa sees each and every one of them. Also, see more letters to Santa in the next edition as we have had so many requests this year! Merry Christmas! Royall Elementary Mrs. Zant’s Kindergarten Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Amy. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I clean my room. I help my mom vacuum. This year, I hope you will bring me a Robot Princess, a baby doll, and a Dragon Castle. Do you like Christmas trees and Christmas cookies? Do the elves make all of the toys? Love, Amy Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Savannah and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I help my mom do the dishes. I am nice to my friends. This year, I hope you will bring me a new doll and dolly dresses. I would also like some candy canes. How are the elves? How do they make all of the toys? I would like to know how the reindeer fly. Thank you for all of the toys. Love, Savannah Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Katelyn. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I listen to my mom. I am a good friend. This year, I hope you will bring me a Bop-it, a Barbie, crayons and a Christmas tree. Thank you for the Christmas gifts. How is Mrs. Claus, is she happy? How do you get the reindeer to fly? Merry Christmas. Love, Katelyn Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Turner and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I listen to my Mom and Dad. I listen to my teacher. This year, I hope you will bring me a new bike. I would also like a Captain America shield and helmet. Thank you for the Christmas presents. How many elves do you have? How is Mrs. Claus? Love, Turner Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Alyson. I am 5 years old. My birthday is on Christmas. I have been very good this year. I don’t hit my sister. I am nice to my brothers. I won’t break my brother’s snowman. This year, I hope you will bring me a Furby, a cook set, and a Santa hat. I would like a snowflake that I can eat over and over. I love snow! Thank you for the presents. Are you busy making the gifts? Do you make a Christmas list? Love, Alyson Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Colton. I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. I help my dad. I carry in the groceries. This year, I hope you will bring me a Wooden Train set, a small 4wheeler with a hook and a monster truck. Would you please bring my dad a new drill? How are the reindeer? Is your sleigh working good? We can help you fix it. Love, Colton Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Josh. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I am always happy. I help do the dishes.

This year, I hope you will bring me Lightning McQueen racetrack and a Santa Claus toy that walks. Thank you for the toys. I wish I could give you a hug. Love, Josh Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Maycee. I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. I clean my room. I help my mom clean the house and cook. This year, I hope you will bring me a Diary, candy and a doll. Thank you for the presents. How is Rudolf? Are the elves working hard? Love, Maycee Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Cole. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I am kind to my friends. I help my mom clean up the house. This year, I hope you will bring me a rocket booster, a little race car and a monster truck. How are you? Is it cold at the North Pole? Do you have warm gloves? Thank you for the toys. Love, Cole Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Kennedy. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I work hard at school. I am kind to my friends. This year, I hope you will bring me a Barbie lunch box so I can take my lunch to school. I would like some puzzles and toys. How is Mrs. Santa? Is there a baby Santa? Thank you for the toys. Love, Kennedy Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you and your elves? My name is Trey and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped to clean the house. I have been playing nice with my brothers. This year, I hope you will bring me a green tractor and a real cow. I would also like a wagon for the tractor. How is Rudolf? Is it cold at the North Pole? Love, Trey Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Mason. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I share my toys. I help my mom and dad take care of our twin babies. This year, I hope you will bring me a remote control jet, a monster truck, a helicopter and a tractor. Thank you for the presents. How is Mrs. Santa? What do the reindeer eat? Love, Mason Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is William and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped clean the house. I will take care of my new baby. This year, I hope you will bring me a Monster Truck, a Lightening McQueen racetrack and a car. Thank you for the presents last year. Is your sleigh working? Love, William Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! How are you? My name is Nicarah. I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I help my mom cook. I don’t throw fits anymore. This year, I hope you will bring me a yellow dress, princess shoes, a crown, and a purple hair bow. Thanks for the

presents. I love you so much. How is Mrs. Santa? How are the reindeer? Love, Nicarah Mrs. Zant’s Kindergarten Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Natalie and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I help with my new baby sister and give her nuk. I also gave my dog food. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a bunny, a cat, a puppy, stuffed animals horse. How do the reindeer fly? Where did the elves come from? Love, Natalie Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Ella and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped to clean the house. I am nice to my friends. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: an Easy Bake Oven, a baby, baby crib, light-up pillow and blanket. Do you have any elves? Are there any boy elves? Love, Ella Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Sarah and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I have been nice to my mom and I listen to my dad. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a mermaid toy, and a puzzle. Can I pet a reindeer? Love, Sarah Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Mason and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I cleaned my room and I listen to my mom. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a frog, a toad, a remote control car, a snake. How do the reindeer fly? Does Mrs. Claus have a horse? Love, Mason Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Trenton and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. I have been nice to Cassidy and Catlynn. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: toy Santa, hunting jacket, hunting snow pants, hunting shirt. How are the reindeer doing? How is Mrs. claus doing? Love, Trenton Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Ryatt and I am 6 years old I have been very good this year. I help my mom and my dad. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: robot toys, a toy gun, four wheeler, tractor. How do reindeer fly? How does the North Pole stay up? Love, Ryatt Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Emaly and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I brush my teeth and go to bed when my mom says to. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a

baby doll, princess toys, flippies, a new coat. Will you come visit me? Will you bring an elf with you? Love, Emaly Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Laya and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I played with my brother and sister. I have ornaments to my neighbor, Ms. Pat. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a charm bracelet, a baby doll, a snow globe. Will you bring me a present? Love, Laya Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Travis and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I help people and I have held the door for people. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: Vikings jersey, remote control monster truck, Nerf gun, mini dirt bike. What do the elves look like? What are the reindeer’s names? Love, Travis Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Brock and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped my brother get up on his bed. I helped clean the house. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a corn picker, a snowmobile, a tractor with chains, a snow blower. What do you like to eat? What do you like to drink? Love, Brock Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Destynee and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I listen in school and I have been nice to my sister. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a guitar, princess dress. What do elves do? Love, Destynee Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Brynn and I am 5 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped clean the house. I listen to my parents. This year I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: an iPod, a baby. Why are the elves ears pointy? Love, Brynn Dear Santa Claus, Merry Christmas! My name is Liza and I am 6 years old. I have been very good this year. I helped my mom and I played with my brother. This year, I hope you will bring me some fun toys. Some things that I would like this year are: a horse, a book, a tiger. Can you bring my brother something? How do the reindeer fly? Love, Liza Mrs. Zmolek’s Kindergarten Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good boy. I help Mom do chores with the animals. I help by staying quiet at my house. I would like a remote control helicopter that has my name on it. I would also like a remote control boat, a remote control

truck and a remote control car. How do the reindeer fly? How can your sleigh go so fast? Love, Trention Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good boy. I cleaned up toys at home. I listen to my mom and dad. I behave. I would like a helicopter that flies. I would also like 10 race cars, some little dump trucks like the ones at school and a beach ball. Are the elves making the toys? How do your reindeer fly? Love, Hunter Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good girl. I did the dishes and I have done all my homework. I would like a jump rope. I would also like a Barbie and some toy cars. I also want a Princess doll. How do the elves make all the toys? How do the reindeer fly? Love, Abi Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good boy. I helped Mom wash the dishes. I also clean up my room. I would like a new race car track. I would also like a clock for the wall in my office and a toy gun. I also want a blue race car for the race track. How do the reindeer fly? How do you make all the toys? Love, Josh Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good girl. I help my mom and dad cook. I help clean the house. I would like a La La Lucy doll and a pig that has sandwiches you put in it. I also would like a swimming mermaid Barbie, and a mermaid doll that has red hair. I would also like a TV for my room because I broke mine. How do you make candy canes? How do you carry all the toys? Love, Kelsey Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good boy. I help my mom by doing chores like picking up. I listen when Mom says to go to bed. I would like army men that have trucks, helicopters and jets. I would also like a Dodge snowmobile and a remote control race car so I can race with my dad in the dirt. I also want a pack of new cars. How do you make the toys? How does Mrs. Claus make the goodies? Love, Kyler Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good girl. I do what Mom tells me to do. I’m friends with Bria, Jenna and Brynn. I would like a stuffed polar bear. I would also like a baby doll to play with and an iPod. Can you ride the reindeer? Where do the reindeer sleep? I’d like to tell you that I love you! Love, Aunika Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good boy. I help set the table. I help Mom wash dishes. I would like a racecar track, a hard track. I would also like a barn that comes with animals and some food for my kitchen set at home. I also want some little trucks like in our class. How do you get to the North Pole? How do you make toys? Love, Dylan

Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good boy. I am nice to my friends and I play with them. At home I help with the dishes. I would like a monster truck, a big one. I would also like a small red tractor and a book that I can read. How do your reindeer fly? Do the elves make all the toys? Love, Lucas Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good girl. I help pick up my toys. I help my mom with chores. I would like farm animals like horses, cows, goats, sheep, and baby horses too. I would also like a mermaid Barbie like my sister and a Harry Potter wand. I also want a basketball. Does the magic dust make the reindeer fly? Do all the presents fit in the sled? Love, Hannah Dear Santa Claus, I am 6 years old. I have been a good girl. I helped Mom do the laundry. I also help with the dishes. I would like new clothes - stretchy ones. I would also like new shoes that have high heels like Ms. Matherne’s. I want some reading glasses and a toy phone. Is the North Pole very cold? Can your reindeer really fly? Love, Jenna Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good girl. I helped my mommy make cupcakes. I play on the swings with my brother. I would like snow boots for playing outside. I would also like a Barbie doll. Do you make the presents at the North Pole? Do the elves fix the toys? Love, Allison Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good girl. I had a Veterans Day concert and I sang. I helped my friend Aunika up when she fell. I would like some glasses that are fake. I would also like stretchy pants to go wtih shirts I have and a Build-A-Bear. I want Beany Boos, little animals with beads inside and really big eyes. What do you have at the North Pole? What do the elves do? Love, Bria Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good boy. I fed my dog Hoit when my mom said. Mom says I have to be good to get some toys. I would like a remote control helicopter. I would also like a dog that does whatever you tell it to. I want 2 Duck Dynasty trucks with one boat and a cop car that I saw at WalMart that has a radio and doors that open. How are you magic? How do your reindeer fly? Love, Brycen Dear Santa Claus, I am 5 years old. I have been a good girl. I share my toys with my sister. I’m nice to my sister and I play with her. I would like some pretty princess clothes for me. I would also like a girl horse that you can comb the hair and a princess doll. How do your reindeer fly? Are your elves really tiny? Love, Brenna


Page 22 Royall Elementary Ms. Mashak 1st Grade Dear Santa, My name is Jaden. I am 7 years old and I am in 1st grade. Thank you for giveing the Thomas set last year. I really liked it. for christmas this year I want another train set, I need a new hat and mittens. I’ll wear new gym shoes, and I’ll read a Thomas the train book. I’d really love you to bring me a new Thomas set. I have been good. Love, Jaden Dear Santa, My name is Ben. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me a Thor hammer last year. I relly liked it. For Christmas this year I want a Tee beach movie I need a new notebook I’ll wear an Advenger t shirt and I’ll read the thanksgiving Junie B Jones book. I’d really love you to bring me Hulk fists. I have been good. Love, Ben Dear Santa, My name is Ella. I am 7 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me an xylophone last year. I really liked it. For christmas this year a hat I need ice skates I’ll wear new pink shoes and I’ll read a Santa book. I’d really love you to bring me a real puppy. I have been good. Love, Ella Dear Santa, My name is Carter I am 7 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me bubbleg last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a basketball. I need more sweatpants, I’ll wear new chows, and I’ll read a Jack and Annie. I’d really love you to bring me a basketball hoop. I have been good. Love, Carter. Dear Santa, My name is Aiden. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giveing me a remote contoyl truck last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a remote control Jeeq I need a now hat, I’ll wear a camoflauge hutning hat, and I’ll read a Jon Deere book. I’d read bring me a bigger seeder with a tructor I have been good! Love, Aiden Dear Santa, My name is Hunter. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me hunting things last year. I really liked it for Christmas this year I want a skateboard, I need boots, I’ll wear new snowpants and gloves, and I’ll read a book about the Titanic, I’d really love you to bring me a mini fourwheeler. I have been good. Love, Hunter Dear Santa, My name is Titus. I am 7 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me a John Deere Tractor last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a necklace, I need ice skates, I’ll wear a new hat, and I’ll read a book about birds. I’d really love you to bring me an xbox. I have been good. Love, Titus Dear Santa, My name is Gabe. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for going me Legos last year. I really liked them for Christmas this year I want a Lego ice man. I need some books. I’ll wear a new coat, and I’ll read a ninje book. I’d really love you to bring me a Lego Batman. I have Been good. Love, Gabe Dear Santa, My name is Tyler. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me a remote control I four wheeler last year. I really liked it. For

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY Christmas the year I want an xbox I need a notebook I’ll wear a packer shirt and Ill read Elf on the shelf I’d really love you bring me a packer helmet I have been good Love, Tyler Dear Santa, My name is Jordan. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me legos last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want an xbox game, I need new boots, I’ll wear blue sheos, and I’ll read a Lego book I’d really love you to bring me hunting things. I have been good. Love, Jordan Dear Santa, My name is Emma I am 7 ears old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me an American Girl doll last year. I really liked it. For Chritstmas this year I want a new dog I need new gloves, I’ll wear a necklace, and I’ll read a Fancy Nancy book. I’d really love you to bring me a Barbie pool I have been good. Love, Emma Dear Santa, My name is Jackson. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me an Iron Man Costome last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a wolverine costume, I need a journal, I’ll wear a Nike shirt, and I’ll read The Avengers. I’d really love you to bring me Hot wheels cars. I have been good. Love, Jackson Dear Santa, My name is Taylor. I am 7 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me the Alien movie last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a stuffed unicorn I need more dresses i’ll wear new pants, and i’ll read a book about dinosaurs i’d really love you to make sure I have a nice Christmas with my family. I have been good. Love, Taylor Dear Santa, My name is Camille. I am 6 year old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me a stuffed dear last year. I really liked it. for christmas this year I want a now hat, I need a nother big ontbook ill wear new dresses, and I’ll read a book a bout families. I’d really love you to bring me a barbie. I have been good. Love, Camille Dear Santa, My name is Zoe. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade thank you for giving me a dreamlight last year. I really liked it. For christmas this year I want a robot dog, I need new shoes, I’ll wear earrings, and I’ll read a reindeer. I’d really love you to bring me a real kitten. I have been good. Love, Zoe Dear Santa, My name is Kiwi I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me skittles lest year. I really liked them. For Christmas this year I want an ornament, I need a new coat I’ll wear a new dress, and I’ll read if you give a pig a pancake. I’d really love you to bring me a new Barbie. I have been good. Love, Kiwi Dear Santa, My name is Ashleigh. I am 6 years old and I am in first grade. Thank you for giving me a blake last year. I really liked it. For Christmas this year I want a now Barbie hause and an ipad i’ll wear new pants and I’ll read a David book. Id really love you to bring me a computer. I have been good. Love, Ashleigh

Royall Elementary Mrs. Crneckiy 1st Grade Dear Santa, My name is Gage. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me a DS last year. This year I was good when I helped to chores for my mom. Can I please have a Nerf gun and Kindle? Santa, how do you get your magic? Love, Gage Dear Santa, My name is Evan I am 7 years old Thank you for giving me a key board. This year I was good when I did my chores. Can I please have a zoomer and pedal go kart? Santa, do you like cookies? Love, Evan Dear Santa, My name is Justyce. I am 6 1/2 years old. Thank you for giving me apple iPod last year. This year I was good when I was quiet at my anut’s. Can I please have some make up and high heels? Do your reindeer fly with power? Love, Justyce Dear Santa, My name is Ella. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me a Fijit last year. This year I was good when I helped take care of Jace. Can I have an Ice Monster High doll and stuffed animals? What does your reindeer eat? Love, Ella Dear Santa, My name is Ava. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me a doll last year. This year I was good when I fed Ban & Piston. Can I please have a kitten and a Scottie? How do you get in the chimney because your so big? Love, Ava ♡ Dear Santa, My name is CJ I am 6 1/2 years old. Thank you for giving me a tablet last year. This year I was good when I stay quiet for my mom. Can I please have a golf course and an Ipod? Why do you go in the chimney? Can your reindeer fly good? Love, CJ Dear Santa, My name is Arria. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me a kid table last year. this year I was good when I helped mom and dad with hay. can I please have a pet kitten and an Ipod? How many elves work at your shop Santa? Love, Arria Dear Santa, My name is Samson. I am 7 1/2. Thank you for giving me a guitar last year. This year I was good when I was in canada and helping Mommy and Daddy. Can I please have a eletrc guitar and a monstertruck? I Lovewhen-you give presents. Why do-you give us presents? Love, Samson Dear Santa, My name is Owen. I am 7 years old. Thank you for giving me combine last year. This year I was good when I was good in the truck. Can I please have 5 cats and an elf ton the shelf? Where is the North Pole? Love, Owen Dear Santa, My name is Jude. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me Tails lost year. This year I was good when I helped my mom do dishes. Can I please have a elf on the shelf and Nerf gun? Santa, how do you get down the chimney? Love, Jude Dear Santa, My name is Emma. I am six years old Thank you for giving me an ipod last year. This year I was good when I made Bracelets for my friends Ella dn Eva. Can I please have an ipod

and a talking baby set. Santa do you and your elves sit at the same table and is Dasher your reindeer? Love, Emma Dear Santa, My name is Garret. I am 7. Thank you for giving me a boat last year. This year I was good when I play dodgedell with Ty. Can I please have a dog and a cat? How do you fit in the chimney? Love, Garret Dear Santa, My name is Dakota. I am 7 years old. Thank you for giving me tablet last year. This year I was good when I took the dog out. Can I please have a Nerf gun and skylander swap force? Do your reindeer fly with potions? Love, Dakota Dear Santa, My name is Karter. I am 7 years old. Thank you for giving me a tablet last year. This year I was good when I cleaned my bedroom. Can I please have Nerf guns and Skylander Swap force. Santa do you eat cookies all the time? Love, Karter Dear Santa, My name is Hunter. I am 6 years old. Thank you for giving me a dog last year. This year I was good when I helped clean my room. Can I please have a Nerf gun and toy dinosaur? How many elves do you have? Love, Hunter Dear Santa, My name is Sylvia. I am six years old. Thank you for giving me pajamas last year. This year I was good when I helped Grama cook. Can I please have a roboot cat and a scootercourse. How do your reindeer fly? Love, Sylvia Royall Elementary Jackson’s 1st Grade Dear Santa, My name is Cole. This year I have been quite good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: blue dirt bick number 5 because I now how to. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a lot of thing 1 of the thing is boom boom balloon. I promise to leave you some milk and cookies on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Alex. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: futbow because I wt to play packkrs. If your elves are not too busy I would also like: Dirtbick. I promise to leave you some cuces on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Kristin. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: I want a book for crismis to red. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a stuft anuml raing Deer. I promise to leave you some milk and couckeys on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Hunter. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: gtor because I like to play sunds. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a sled. I promise to leave you some cucis on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Abby. This year I have been quite good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: a sckat bord because I Like om. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a elefinte and ninje book and a toy car. I promise to leave you some: milck and coockes on

December 12, 2013 Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Landon. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: a tooy drt bic because its fun to pay with. If your elves are not too busy I would also like: grill drt bill. I promise to leave you some drr fod on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Savannah. This year I have been quite good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: dol klowes because I need dol klowes. If your elves are not too busy I would also like kittin and a poppy. I promise to leave you some milk and koockees on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Maddison. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: a thing that acs rell because you can teche it stuf. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a brby, a brby haws, a pet, and I want to see a rane dere. I promise to leave you some coces and melk on Christmas Eve.

elves are not too busy I would also like a dirt bike, a moos, a deer, xbox 360. I promise to leave you some deer food on Christmas Eve. I miss you. I love you Santa. Royall Elementary Ms. Betthauser’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Thank-you for the snow. I would like a secret of ithe wings toy. For my grama please bring a mug for my mom please bring a Christmas hat. Love, Lexi Dear Santa, Thank you for the presents. I would like a door to my room. For my mom and dad please bring new pajamas. Love Roy Dear Santa, Thank you for giving me toys. I would like a Nintendo DS. for mom please bring her a brand new van. Love, Myla Dear Santa, Thank you for Christmas spirit. I would like a touch screen laptop. For my mom please bring a new car. Love, Teagan

Dear Santa, My name is Brendan. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: remote snowmobile because It is my favorite thing. If your elves are not too busy I would also like a real elk and a moose, excavater, and a dirt bike. and a xbox. I promies to leave you some cookies and milk on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa.

Dear Santa, Thank-you for my strawberry shortcake kitchen. I would like a Barbie horse, and a lap top. For my mom, please bring lotion. Love, Brooklyn

Dear Santa, My name is Ayden. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: a drtbike and a big lollpop because im good. If your elves are not too busy I would also like them to come. I promise to leave you some toys on Christmas Eve.

Dear Santa, Thank-you for making me smile. I would like a ipod, ipad, and a PS4. For my brother, bring a remote control truck. Love, Octavien

Dear Santa, My name is Aleeya. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: guiar because i wat to be a rockstar! If your elves are not too busy I would also like i would like a puppy. I promise to leave you some choclate cookies on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Mason. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: a rel drtbik be kas I can rid it. If your elves are not too busy I would also like rel fold i won xbox 360 and a teve and if som laa de tolt it. I promise to leave you some coces and millge on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Ashton. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: snovubel bcus i lik shovbel drbix vdt ak gds. If your elves are not too busy I would also like krod o it, let far, letsger, treden. I promise to leave you some mek and cens on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Kennedey. This year I have been very good. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: tablit cuz I can play gamz. If your elves are not too busy I would also like pink cow boos. I promise to leave you some cucez and milk on Christmas Eve. Dear Santa, My name is Dan. This year I have been a bit naughty. What I would MOST like for Christmas this year is: x box 1 because you can chang TV to x box. If your

Dear Santa, Thank you for presents. I would like a dolls dollhouses and a puppy. For my mom bring her a new car. Love, Cassidy

Dear Santa, Thank-you for giving us candy in our stockings. I would like something that has a screen and a holiday Barbie. for my Brother Brett, please bring a new fishing pole. Love, Gracie Dear Santa, Thank you for Christmas. I would like a new toy zoomer. For my mommy please bring a necklace. Love, Rayanne Dear Santa, Thank you for Christmas and presents. I would like a remote control snow plow. For my mom please bring a necklace. Love, Trevor Dear Santa, Thank you for the Nerf gun last year. I would like a camouflage Xbox controller. For my friend Landen, please bring a new Skylander. Love, Jaddan Dear Santa, Thank-you for making me smile. I would like a bike and the movie Despicable Me 2. For my mom, please bring a new car. Love, Dawson Dear Santa, Thank you for my guitar and making my family smile. I would like a cumputer, Barbies, and the best chrismas ever. For my Aunt Jessika, please bring her baby and let me see it. Love Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing us Christmas spirit. My brother and I would like a Weiner Dog. For my sister, please bring some make-up and other girly stuff. Love, Colin


December 12, 2013 Royall Elementary Ms. Betthauser’s 2nd Grade (continued) Dear Santa, Thank-you for all the toys. I would like a John Deer tractor and a muscle car. For my dad, please bring a new pocketkife. Love, Ty Dear Santa, Thank you for bringing us Christmas Spritit. I would like a pair of high heels, barbie, and a beautiful dress. for my mom please bring a new car. Love, Hayleigh Dear Santa, Thank-you for bring us presents. I would like a brat daybabby, clothes, blanket, bike, and socer ball. for my mom please bring a kitten. Love, Jasmine Mrs. Cleaver’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Thank you for my sled. I really want skylander swop force and I want a Hawks’ Jersey. And I want you to get my Grandpa some bullets. Love, Jacob Dear Santa, Thank you for my toy computer. Please give kasey a doll. Love, Diedra Dear Santa, Thank you for my diary. This year I want to go to Disneyland and a friend and snoopy and a ride to my cousins. Please give a snoopy for Reanna. Love, Jasmine Dear Santa, Thank you for giving my beauty things. This Chritmas I would like a snoopy doll. Can you give my mom a snoopy toy. Love, Hailey Dear Santa, Thank you for the suitcase you gave me last Chrismas. This year I want a kid sewing machine. Would you bring my sister a glow up pillow. Do you have different size elves? Love, Chloe Dear Santa, I like that guitar you gave me. Guess what? I would like a nerf rebel toy this year. I think my brother would like that nerf rebel toy too. My mom would like a real picure of you. Guess what? I am eight years old now, Love, Katelyn Dear Santa, Thank you for that toy gun you gave me. This Chistmas I want a ceapeak Bay Reitver puupy. I hope you give Jacob a sled. Love, Tucker Dear Santa, Thank you for my guitar and picture. This year I want a real guitar and a pencil sharpener. Please bring Katelyn an X-Box guitar. Love, Dawson Dear Santa, Thanks for the bug zapper last year. What I wish for this year is a toy cow. What I

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY want you to give Mrs. Cleaver is a toy Woodstock. Love, Tyrus Dear Santa, Thank you for my sled. Please bring my mom a sweater. Please bring me a toy plane. Love, Landen Dear Santa, Thank you for the dog you gave me. I wish for an American Girl doll. I want my brother to have a monster toy that can move. Love, Shaelee Dear Santa, Thank you for the football stuff last Christmas. Please bring my brother a camo fishing pole. Please bring me a phone. Love, Madden Dear Santa, Thank you for the movie. What I wish is for a real pony. I want my brother to have a phone. Love, Allie Dear Santa, Thank you for giving me a Barbie Car. What I want this year is a Barbie horse. Please give Bryson a toy car. Love, Kasey Dear Santa, Thank you for my nintendo dsi. This year would you get me a puppy that doesn’t poop all over the floor and my brother Reid a Monster truck. Love, Reanna Dear Santa, Thank you for my bus toy. I wish for a truck. Please get my mom a necklace. Love, Jacob Mrs. Ziegler’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Thank you for Darth Vader mask last year. Something I want this year is Legend of chim. My favorite thing about christmas is the snow. Love, Mason Dear Santa, Somethin I want this year is a d-s, X-box, toy motorcycle. getting presents. Love, Timothy Dear Santa, Thank you for a be be gun last year. Something i want this year is a 3DS. My favorite thing about chistmas is opening presents. Love, Dawsynn Dear Santa, Thank you for a remote control truck last year. Some thing I want this year is a race track. My favrite thing about Crismas is the lights. Love, Jason Dear Santa, Thank you for that keyboard last year. Something I want this year is all your reindeer and your sleigh. My favorite thing about Christmas is you giving children and me presents. Love, Alyssa Dear Santa, Thank you for the bumble bee car last year. Something I want this year is an ipod. My favorite thing about

Chirstmas is I getting prests. Love, Savon Dear Santa, Thank you for a movie last year. something I want is a stuff animal. my favorite about christmas is the songs. Love, Landin Dear Santa, Thank you for crayons last year. Something I want this year is a x box one and a toy. My favorite thing about Christmas is get presents. Love, Logan Dear Santa, Thank you the doctor set last year. something I want this year is Baby live. my favorite thing about Christmas is opening presents. Love, Paige Dear Santa, Thank you for cars last year. Something I want this year is an ipod. My farite thing about Christmas is Jesus’ brithday. Love, Gunnar Dear Santa, Thank you for my littel cars and a track last year. Something I want this year is a zoomer. My favorite thig about christmas is getting a tree. Love, Jake Dear Santa, Thank you for my Kindle fire. Something I want this year is a tablet. My favorite thing about Christmas is you santa and your elfs and your rain deer. I like Dancer the best. Happy Christmas! I love you Santa Love, Jadyn Dear Santa, Thank you for my raindeer stuffed animal last year. Something I want this year is a 3DS. My favorite thing about chrismas is waking up and there are presents under the chrismas tree and putting cookes and milk out for you. Love, Jordyn Dear Santa, Thank you for the barbie last year. Something I want this year is a Polly Pocket. My favorite thing about Christmas is to get my faimly together. Love, Marah Dear Santa, Thank you for the D.S. last year. Something I want this year is a American Girl Doll. My favorite thing about Christmas is being together with my family. Love, Tayler Dear Santa, Thank you for pet snop last year. This year I want bike. My favorite part of Christmas is to give. Love, Gissel Wonewoc-Center Elementary Mrs. Jacobson’s 1st Grade Dear Santa, How is rudolph and the Elves? and Mrs claus can I please have a monster high Doll that sings and a Baby Doll that talk and a ipads please can I have a ds and a kindolle Fire. Love, Montana

Dear Santa, how do you do? I woud like a Playstation three Grand theff Auto 5 Zombies the brady bunch. a foon the same gun as my dad’s, a stereo a tv, a DvD Playr. a wii with blleing. I want two be in Mis Jacobson claas next year. Love, Matthew Dear Santa, I like you so much! All I want for cristmas is my two front teeth and a mp3 player a zoomerdog a nietendo ds a pichereeka game a game of monster vs zombies. Kindle fire a brady bunch movie and a horse like last year. Love, Isabella Dear Santa, how is Rudolph and the elves. Merry christmas. please can I hav a binden and please can I hav fairy bowl. Love, Keirah Dear Santa, How is Rudolph? please can I remote control monster truck, a DS, orby Magic maker a Kindle fire. I love Santa! Haydon Dear Santa, how is Cupid dooing? Can i please have a new flag. love Nette. Nette is short for Jeannette. Dear Santa, All i want is legos. Please bring me monster high or by magic love kouti maker. Santa, Merry christmas Love, Kali Dear Santa, how is Rudolph? Are the reindeer behaving? I would like a kindle hdx and my two front teth and a Xbox 360 game plese? Merry Christmas Love, Callissa Dear Sante, I knw you do all lot of work. Love, Addison Dear Santa Clas, Is Rudolph fed? I would like a toy santa doll, remote jet, a t.v., a card game, a new ordamint, toy jet and a d.s. Hope you have a good Chrismas. Love, Austin Dear Santa, did Mrs. Claus make you lots of cooke and milke. please can I have a wii games. Merry Christmas. Love, Emma Dear Santa, I like you. I wil like a remote control helicopter, play station, monster track remote control, kindle fire, orby magic maker. Love, Shane Dear Santa, I know you do a lot of work. Brian Dear Santa, You have vare god presents yor elfs mad. Love, Cooper Dear Santa, I love you and can I have a

Page 23 cramra and a cocpootr. Love, Mattison Dear Santa, I want a know h are you been I want a Ipod. Michaell Dear Santa, I love you Santa. I wish I get cool stuf. And thank you for the dairy queen present. Dear Santa, I like Chritmas becuase it is fun. I Love the Toys becuase I love Chirtmas. Ali Dear Santa, I love you. Ipad. Colten Dear Santa, I want a toy fishing pole and a toy fish. Love, Alecia Dear Santa, I do good. I love the. Emma Dear Santa, I hope you have a merry Christmas. Hailie Mrs. Osborne’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Remeber what you got me for xmas last year the trintrak. My mom put it dowe stas. She theet it was brek. but how is Rudolf doing. I hope that the slae is ok and all reder. Sent a leter but here is a hare oke this is what i want k’nex shper cyclone coaster. Hot wlees well set, Hot wlees sky jump set, light strike, Doctor brendral zombie lab. beyblade extreme top, Hot Whlees Video Racer Micro air heg Radio contro. peg pere sepolali, skay landers swop force, spy gears video car,17” marigkaka, black out green machine. Love, Caden Dear Santa Claus, is Mrs Santa good. helicogter battle machines r/c Laser combat air vs. Land. Julieann Dear Santa, How is Rudolf the red nose rein deer doing is she or he redey to fly. I want Dsi3 Plese santa. and can I have a easy bake oven. Doctor Dredful Zombies, Moon dough, Paper Jamz, top toy, power weels, RAPTER, XBox 360. Abby Dear Santa, Thank you for the presents last year. how was rudolf. And i want a furreal squierland cat, cokie the puppy. Trinity Dear Santa, Hi Santa what is my mom like you cause you bring tooy to kids I whant a leap pad and a Monster high edit of fankey. I whant a furreal monkey and squinkies. :) and a rasr spaceur. Asia

Dear Santa, How are you? How is Mrs. Claus? Is Rudolf all set to go? Santa I want Beyblaade Metal Fusion pagaisis and the gun with buten and I want Sky Landers gients and I want a XBox 360 and mincraft pocit adishan downloted on XBox 360. And I want transfomer optumis perim. Danny Dear Santa, How is your reindeer how is the wheather there how is mrs. cluas doing my mom needs new hair spray. my dad needs more body wash. Zander Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? Thank you for the presents last year. How is the weather? My Brother wants cars, Chuck and friends Race alig chuck, and I want Lalaloopsy silly Hair Doll. Mia Dear Santa, How are you? Santa claus I will like a American girl doll. I will like a GoGo my Walkinpup. I will like a leap pad. I will like a furby. I will like a Monster High doll. Thak you for the stuff last yaer. Bridget Dear Santa, Are you doing good? Thank you for the presents last year. I Like them. Is Mrs. Claus doing good? I might want pants. I am going to florida. I just want a safe trip and a good time in Florida. Sydney

Remember he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice... We will have more letters to Santa in the next couple of weeks!


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THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - CLASSIFIED ADS

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THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY - NOTICES

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, 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

NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department is accepting quotes for a skid steer track loader. Please contact the Juneau County Public Works Department for details regarding the proposal at 608-847-5874. Proposals are due by 12:30 p.m. on December 12, 2013 at the Juneau County Public Works Department, 930 East State Street, Mauston, Wi. 53948. The Juneau County Highway Commission reserves the right to reject any or all proposal or to accept any proposal which in their opinion is most advantageous to Juneau County. Publish: December 5, 12, 2013 WNAXLP

NEW LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW LISBON PK-12 IMC Monday, November 11, 2013 7:00 P.M. The regular board meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Board President Hopper. Present were Boyle, Cowan, Hopper, Kopplin, Murphy, Neitzel, and Woggon. Also present were Principals Toelle and Syftestad, Superintendent Birr, and interested citizens. Verification of Compliance with Open Meeting law. Roll Call Motion by Murphy, second by Woggon to approve the agenda for the November 11, 2013 regular school board meeting as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Cowan to approve the regular school board meeting minutes of October 14, 2013 as printed and special school board meeting minutes of October 28, 2013 as printed. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Recognition of Visitors – None Updates – Mr. Syftestad for Mrs. Walker, Athletic Director Updates – Mr. Syftestad Updates – Mr. Toelle Superintendent’s Report – Mr. Birr Period of Public Comments – None Motion by Kopplin, second by Boyle to approve the October monthly invoices as reviewed and to issue checks #44702 through #44884 and manual checks #1573 through #1576 in the amount of $268,146.72 and to pay the same. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain New Business – Celebrate New Lisbon – Kayla Gregar was recognized as conference champion in cross country. Brad Bever, Scenic Bluffs conference champion football coach, talked about the great kids he coached this year in football and thanked the city, community, and administration for their support throughout the football playoffs. Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to pass the second reading of policies as written. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Kopplin, second by Woggon to pursue the asbestos abatement and floor replacement in the four rooms as mentioned earlier. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Cowan to approve the support staff request for a leave of absence and proceed with the plan administration has for replacement. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Motion by Murphy, second by Neitzel to adjourn. Motion carried. Vote: 7 Yes 0 No 0 Abstain Meeting adjourned at 7:31 P.M. Publish: December 12, 2013 WNAXLP

Jody Allen from the Service First Project is pictured here presenting a donation from Mauston's St. Vincent DePaul to Dawn Nelson, leader of the East Lemonweir Evangelism and Outreach committee. The money is to be used towards providing presents to children in need for the holiday. St. Vincent DePaul also made a donation to Father Graham at St. Paul’s Lutheran in the amount of $350. All monies are to be used towards ensuring children do not go without this holiday season.

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More Obituaries CLARENCE J. OTT

Clarence J. Ott, age 65 years, of rural Elroy, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on December 4, 1948 to Joe and Cletis (Williams) Ott in Reedsburg. He grew to adulthood on the family farm near Elroy and graduated from the Royall High School. Clarence was united in marriage to Teresa Geissler on December 15, 2008 in Mauston. Clarence was a beekeeper and logger; he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, picking mushrooms and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Teresa; step children, Carla (Chris) LaVallee of Chapachet, Rhode Island, Jeffrey (Renee) Geissler of Friendship and Tanya Geissler of Oxford; grandchildren, Eric LaVallee, Sahra Geissler-Tangney, Sabrina GeisslerTangney, Samantha Tangney and Emma Geissler; mother-inlaw, Flossie Preston of Grand Marsh; sisters, Karot Novy, Debbie Murray and Valerie Schauer; nieces, Rachel and Rhonda Murray and other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Parents and grandchildren, Joshua and Noel LaVallee. Memorial Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. For online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com

JOSEPH V. MORAVEC

Joseph V. Moravec, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at age 96 on December 8, 2013. He was born on March 10, 1917 in Necedah, Wisconsin to parents Marie and Joseph Moravec Sr. He married Wilma B. Moravec on September 21, 1940 in Clinton, Iowa. For 54 years, Joseph resided in Downers Grove, Illinois where he was a faithful member and long-time usher of the First United Methodist Church. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, his son, Richard J. Moravec, his granddaughter Jennifer M. Moravec, his parents Marie and Joseph Sr. and siblings: Frank Moravec, Mary Moravec, Helen Pisarek, Jim Moravec, Charlie Moravec, Mildred Sorenson and George Moravec. Joseph is survived by his sons: Dr. Donald W. (Eliza) Moravec of Oak Park, IL Edwin A. (Sue) Moravec of Downers Grove, IL and Rev. Dr. Joseph C. (Joy) Moravec of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Bessie Danielson, Rose Mattingly and Lillian Boothe, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends and neighbors. There is a joyous celebration in heaven as one so dearly loved is welcomed home. Family and friends are invited for visitation Friday, December 13, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Necedah Family Funeral Home. Burial will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Bayview Cemetery in Necedah, Wisconsin. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com

Toys For Joy

NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS The Juneau County Public Works Department is accepting quotes for a wheel loader. Please contact the Juneau County Public Works Department for details regarding the proposal at 608-847-5874. Proposals are due by 12:30 p.m. on December 12, 2013 at the Juneau County Public Works Department, 930 East State Street, Mauston, Wi. 53948. The Juneau County Highway Commission reserves the right to reject any or all proposal or to accept any proposal which in their opinion is most advantageous to Juneau County. Publish: December 5, 12, 2013 WNAXLP

The LaValle Library played host to Samantha Luna (far right) of Samantha's Baubles and Bows for the first Bow-making class of the season. Pictured above are Becky Blinston, Terri Marshall. Peggy Connors, Sylvia Thurber, Cindy Thurber, Linda Bram, Pam Thompson, Tracy Rose, Deb Stout, Marilyn Kharbush and Samantha.

In an effort to ensure local children will have a present under the Christmas tree St. Vincent DePaul Resale Store in Mauston has made some recent donations to area programs. Pictured above store manager Jamie Markovic presents Joelle Curran from Mauston's Toys for Joy with a check in the amount of $800.


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THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY

December 12, 2013

Letter to the Editor ically take sides or prosecute these important matters. When the GAB was informed of the previously mentioned election issue, they agreed it was a problem, but suggested it needed to be addressed by the local DA. “Those who elected us”. In the last election, only 35% of the eligible voters in Camp Douglas voted meaning the board says it’s acting on behalf of approximately 18% of the residents. So far this empowered board has managed to fire the village public works director, a former board trustee and president of many years, without cause. The reason remains unclear as Ells’ only statement as advised by his lawyer was “they decided to go in a different direction”. This must be just one more of their money saving moves? This is the same board that saw nothing wrong with spending $3000 of tax payer monies on 15 minutes of fireworks and $3100 on unbudgeted electrical drops in the park. One trustee’s obsession with the cost of sanding the village roads, a minimal portion of the public works budget managed, through unsupported accusations of cheating the village, prompted the previous provider to quit because he didn’t need the grief! I read somewhere; he who is suspicious of deceit and dishonesty in others often harbors those same traits. So what are they up to now? One of Ells’ most vocal minions, trustee Betts, has evidently been tasked with targeting the village clerk who has faithfully and honestly served this village for the past 16 years, apparently trying to get her to quit. Their reasons for these actions remain unclear or maybe it’s an informed employee who consistently

A citizen’s observations As I sat listening to the latest Village board meeting, the board president spouted out another of his iconic statements that got me thinking. The usual group of trustees, often referred to as Ells minions, were acting out their rehearsed performance to the grunts, complaints and dismay of the crowd of residents present. As the jeers grew, Mr. Ells yelled out “we’re not going to go there!” along with further prompting to his minions saying we were sent here by all those who elected us. “Those who elected us” rings a little hollow to the ears of those who remember Ells’ pre-election Facebook campaign offering potential voters free drinks at his bar. I’m not saying everyone who voted as they had, did so because of this unethical election ploy, we are still a democracy after all. The last village board elections were really close with the president position decided by a mere six votes and a trustee’s position ending in a tie. Unfortunately people repeatedly underestimate the power of their vote and the repercussions of their inactions. So our village continues to be governed by a president who in September, down played the investigation into his unethical and self-profiting activities during the previous year saying, the sheriff’s office found no reason to file charges. Not made clear by Ells was the fact that the Governmental Accountability Board did say he had violated at least two Ethics Codes, suggesting that civil forfeitures would be appropriate. It was the local District Attorney that decided not to prosecute, the same DA that has state he considered Mr. Ells a personal friend and could not eth-

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reminds them of legalities of their municipal decisions they don’t like. Whatever the case, I’m sure Mr. Ells will be advised what to say. Incidentally, does anybody else realize that Mr. Betts is no longer eligible to be a trustee? One of the most vocal persons on the board has had his house up for sale for a couple of months and has been living the majority of his time away at his new job. According to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities; a trustee that does not spend the majority of his time at a primary residence within his/her area of election and; does not have the intention to return and; who’s family resides else ware can no longer be a Village Trustee. Mr. Ells is surly aware of this as they rush to make changes before Mr. Betts is forced to step down. The fact of Betts’ ineligibility over the last couple months brings into question any motions passed by this board since. Those who elected us. A six vote win, working on only 18% of the eligible voting resident’s direction. One might suggest this board is working on their own direction, “a different direction”. People repeatedly underestimate the power of their vote and the repercussions of their inactions. I hope more people will exercise their right to vote in the upcoming spring elections or possible recalls. Fill the meeting room on the second Wednesday of each month and pay attention to what’s going on. As few as even six votes can make a big difference as we now see. James Boardman Camp Douglas, WI

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With Christmas fast approaching, there are many wish lists being made and given to parents and others. Most of these lists have electronic type items on them because everyone wants to have the latest in modern technology. Now I’m not against the new technology, but I do think these things are almost taking over our world. Seems to me no matter what age you are you have some kind of hand held thingy to occupy your time. It’s replacing folks talking to each other face to face and nothing is sacred anymore. Someone can take a picture of you no matter where you are and you don’t even know it. Of course our children want all that stuff. What ever happened to baby dolls, cowboy hats, coloring books, crayons and story books? They are only on the lists of very young children, although even some of them ask for an iPad or cell phone of their own. Now I don’t have all the latest in modern technology but I do indulge in some of it. I have a cell phone and I’m glad I do when I’m on these lonely back roads. But it isn’t one of the latest or fancy ones, it basically lets me call someone if I need to, which is all I want. I also use a computer and I like my computer for many reasons, one of which is that it can entertain me for hours if I want. Today I wanted to use it to check on a story I heard about yesterday. It’s about Amazon using drones to deliver their goods. Yup, that’s what I heard on TV so had to check it out. They talked about an aerial drone that can fly Amazon packages straight to your front porch. My first reaction was “No way” and my next was “who’d want it?” because to me it sounded like science fiction or something. I could come up with a lot of reasons why this shouldn’t happen and I wondered if anyone else thought of them, too. So I had to check it out The truth is that no one who buys from Amazon today will have it delivered by drone and such deliveries won’t happen for years if at all. Drone delivery doesn’t make economic sense, plus federal regulations prohibit such flights over populated areas and federal law bans drones for commercial use. So they aren’t really doing it just yet but I guess they are looking into how to make it happen. I have lots of doubts personally cause how

would a drone ring my doorbell when it makes the delivery? If they can’t solve that process, they’re pretty useless. Also what happens if my dog Spud gets hold of one when it lands on my doorstep? I’m pretty sure they would frown on having Spud chew it up, but how could they prevent that? Make sure it lands this side of the fence? Yea like they would be able to do that! And what if I don’t like what they send? What if it doesn’t fit or I changed my mind or something. Or what about a total screwed-up order? How do I send it back? I don’t know how to program a drone. No doubt Amazon is aware of all these issues and lots more so I’m pretty sure they won’t be sending this year’s Christmas gifts via drone. But back to technology. While I was online looking for information on this Amazon drone thing I came across something I hadn’t heard before. Technology brought it right to my finger tips. It’s even more amazing than drones. Seems like United States Air Force base in Guam has dropped a group of 2,000 dead mice in order to poison brown tree snakes. Yup the mice were pumped full of acetaminophens in hopes that the snakes will be drawn to the toxic rodents, eat them and then croak. It said the mice were equipped with cardboard parachutes which then float down and hang up in the trees. Once they are in the trees the snakes have an opportunity for a free lunch! So you see technology can be entertaining because I never would have known this if I didn‘t see it on the internet. Now if you get a wish list or Santa’s list from your kids, consider the fact that not all electronics are bad. Some can provide quite a bit of useless information. So it goes in my world, easily amused or something like that, But I’m still waiting for my grandkids “Christmas Wish List” and hope it has something practical on it that I can actually afford to buy. Until next week here’s a NO-nonsense thought for all of you to think on: I can tell my grandkids that I am older than the internet and blow their minds forever. n Nancy J Schneider is a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and writes freelance. Nancy can be reached at njswritingnook@yahoo.com.

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December 12, 2013

THE MESSENGER OF JUNEAU COUNTY

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Letter to the Editor

A1C Champion speaks about diabetes

Dear Kendall, Thank you for your patience through all of the back and forth regarding our liquor license. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible not only with the village board, but with all of you as well. To clear up any confusion that still may be lingering we would like to invite you to a question and answer session this Friday December 13th at 8 p.m. Located at The Kick Back Bar and Grill. There will be Free Beer until the barrels run dry and Good Music all night long. We will provide an anonymous question/comment box so no holds barred. At 9:00 p.m. I will address those concerns as well as answer any questions you may have for me directly, after that the night is yours to enjoy! Come on down and enjoy a night of Free Beer, Good Music and a Great Atmosphere! I hope to see you all there. Once again, Thank You all for your time. Tammy Wood Wood Pipes Smoke Shoppe & Speakeasy woodpipes@yahoo.com 608~466~7473 OR 608~463~7747

Diabetes is a serious, but controllable lifelong disease that affects millions in the United States. With the number of individuals who are impacted by diabetes continuing to increase, Mile Bluff Medical Center takes an active role in teaching the community about the disease. On Thursday, November 21, the diabetes education team at Mile Bluff hosted a free informational event that featured Mary Martin, who is a member of the A1C Champions® program. Mary lives in Oregon and travels across the country telling her story and teaching others how to take control of their diabetes. During her presentation, Mary shared tips on diabetes selfmanagement and lifestyle strategies based on her extensive training and personal experience. She also emphasized that it is important to know your A1C number. Participants also had the chance to talk with Mary after her presentation, and with Mile Bluff’s diabetes education team. For information about upcoming events or to learn more about the diabetes education services provided at Mile Bluff Medical Center, call 608-847-1848.

Taking Refuge

An Outdoorsman’s Journal

BY STEVE NORLING The visitor center at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from December 23rd until January 2nd. This is due to budget restraints and not having the budget to keep two staff members there each day. The rest of the refuge will remain open so you can go out and snowshoe, ski, hike, take photos or whatever else you might want to do. Just because it is winter and the visitor center is closed, that is no reason not to go out and enjoy the refuge. As of Sunday, December 15th fishing is allowed on Sprague and Goose Pools. They have been closed from September 15th for the migration of waterfowl and shore birds and will be open from December 15th until March 15th for ice fishing. They will again close on March 15th until June first for the spring migration. With the sub-zero weather we have been having there should be plenty of ice. All other waters on the refuge are currently open, as they remain open all year. This includes ditches within one hundred feet of culverts. On Wednesday, December 18th Kara Zwickey and I will be appearing with Judy Clark on her 10 AM show on WEAU TV, channel 13 from Eau Claire. We will be discussing the Junior Duck Stamp contest and how schools and individuals can get involved in the contest. The Junior Duck Stamp contest is a great way for youngsters from kindergarten through twelfth grade to not only show off their artwork, but to learn more about conservation. It is also a chance for someone to win money and the possibility of having their art compete at the national level. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is the Wisconsin headquarters for the contest and Kara and I will be trying to get more people interested in the contest. If any of you readers would like to know more about how to enter and what is needed feel to call Kara Zwickey at the refuge (608) 565-4412. Those of you who are able to get WEAU channel 13 on your TVs may want to watch us on the tube. There are still hunting seasons open on the refuge. Squirrel season is open until January 31st, cottontail rabbit season until February 28th and grouse until January 31st. Archery deer season is open until January 5th. That means that the refuge will be closed to hunting after cottontail rabbit season ends on February 28th. If you are going to hunt grouse or use a shotgun on squirrel or rabbit remember, there is no lead shot allowed on the refuge. If you are not familiar with the hunting rules on the refuge pick up a hunting brochure at the visitor center or at any of the kiosks. While there are no more special events scheduled this year there are still many things to do at the refuge. There will be snowshoes to check out if you feel the snow is deep enough to warrant them. While you are checking out the snowshoes you may want to check out a pair of binoculars to observe any sights that may appear. There are still hawks, owls and eagles on the refuge as well as other birds that spend the winter in Wisconsin. There are also many animals to see and identify. This is also a great time to brush up on your tracking skills. With just a little snow finding and identifying tracks is much easier than when the snow gets deeper. You may want to purchase a pocket guide to track identification to carry with you just in case you come across tracks that you cannot identify. A special project for youngsters is to see how many different types of tracks they can find and identify. They can keep a log of the ones the find and identify and use it all winter adding to it as they progress. As soon as the snow gets a little deeper cross-country skiing is another way to enjoy the refuge. All of the trails are open to skiing and there is the designated cross-country ski trail that begins just to the east of Headquarters Road. I am hoping to get out more this year than I did last and hope to be able to keep you abreast of how the trails are. To you snowshoers, stay to one side of the trails and the skiers can stay to the other side and everyone can have more enjoyment. Just a reminder, remember the 20% off sale at the Karner Korner Gift Shop for all your Christmas gifts. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

Mary Martin, an A1C Champion®, speaks about how to manage diabetes at a free educational event held at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.

Arctic Deer Hunt BY MARK WALTERS

Hello friends, There are about 25 people that call themselves part of The Red Brush Gang. We hunt deer in northern Juneau County, in big forests and marshes on what is literally hundreds of miles of public land. Our temporary home each fall is a 36x18 foot steel pole barn that we take down on the last day of the season and store at my home. Most of us arrive at camp the Thursday night before deer season and during the entire 9-day hunt there is always 5-22 people in camp. The energy at this camp, on any given night, is not only created by our 6 propane lanterns and two woodstoves but in the fact that every human that calls this place home is having an absolute blast. Saturday, November 23rd High 18, low 9 This would be the first year I would take a kid from KAMO (Kids And Mentors Outdoors) to deer camp and I chose 15-year-old Jaimie Bistodeau, who has hunted ducks with me on the Flambeau, turkey on several occasions, and I was in a stand with her when she shot her first deer in Marquette County. Jaimie Bistodeau is the perfect example of what KAMO is all about, she lost her dad at a young age and her mother, Trudy Bistodeau, reached out to KAMO to get her daughter outdoor adventure experiences and that is exactly what we have done. This morning, along with just about everyone else in camp, we were up at 4:00 and with 18 of us in camp, some would be hunting within a couple hundred yards of camp, and some were driving 15-miles, then walking up to two-miles to get to their stands. Jaimie, my 12-year-old daughter Selina, and myself would be hunting in The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and doing the long walk, well before first light. Did I mention that it was biterally cold and a brutal wind had started before the walk began? I probably do not have to as over 600,000 of us walked into the woods, fields, and marshes across Wisconsin this morning and found out for ourselves (think about that! 600,000 so few accidents, so many positive stories, I pity the anti-hunter politician in the Badger State). First, Jaimie Bistodeau was dropped off; a half mile later I made sure my daughter was secure in an oak tree on a ladder stand. Last, but not least, one very crippled (I will heal) Red Brush Hunter climbed into one very dead oak tree and watched night become day. For the 42nd Saturday before Thanksgiving in a row I was hunting in paradise, I really did not care if I put the lights out on a whitetail deer. At about 6:35 I heard the first shot of the season and it was roughly half a mile away. My buddy Jeff Moll, who just happens to be spending his 38th Saturday before Thanksgiving in a row here in paradise, set up his 19-year-old son Ross yesterday. Last year Ross was in basic training for The Wisconsin Air National Guard and missed deer camp. Yesterday, Ross had to work as he is now a trainee for a Madison area fire department. Ross traded Christmas with another firefighter so that he could be here this weekend, and dad and brother Nate Moll’s hard work yesterday paid off when a beautiful 9-point buck came sniffing the Doe In Heat that Ross had out. Ross’s buck was directly under his tree. At 8:30 I was getting no response from either Selina or

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Jaimie and knew I should check on them. Selina was asleep, and when I climbed up her stand, her first response was that she could stay in the tree all day! We were able to get a hold of Jaimie and she walked over to Selina’s stand where both girls laid on the ground and I covered them with a blanket. Selina and Jaimie are like sisters; both young hunters, had deer experiences, but the deer won and both girls hunted until the last minute of legal hours. By 9:30 all 7 hunters that I had been able to see from my perch were gone for the day. Seventeen-year-old Nate Moll put a hole in beautiful 8pointer and the top story of the day for this gang was what my brother-in-law, Dick Schuster, harvested. Dick hunts close to camp and late in the afternoon saw a large doe, got ready and sure enough a beautiful 9-pointer was chasing her. Dick put a bullet where it needed to be and harvested this camps biggest buck ever which came in with a 19 5/8 inside spread. At a camp that used to only have spikers and three pointers on the pole we had some real trophies! For the 42nd year in a row I ate at the Hunters Dinner at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Necedah and loved every minute of this day! Live large! Sunset

Left to Right: Nate and Ross Moll; Red Brush Hunters with bucks on opening day!

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December 12, 2013

Residents brave cold to attend the Holiday Parade

Ali Rose

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Kelli Sleaver - Owner/Manicurist Cindy LaMarche - Salon Manager/Manicurist Prudence - Cosmetologist/Instructor

Fire Chief Kim Hale braved the cold and walked the route handing out candy

Mauston EMS cared for the community by volunteering to be present, as they always do

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Bitter cold is nothing for host of the annual Turtle Dunk -The Dirty Turtle

State Farm Insurance was outfitted with holiday cheer

Santa and Mrs Claus made a presence at the end of the parade.

Scott Construction had an extra large float in the parade

Troops marched through town leading the parade. EVA WOYWOOD PHOTOS

Westside Elementary had some good advice about snuggling up with a book


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