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Mauston Food Pantry gets large donation for holidays

FOOD PANTRY GETS LARGE DONATION This year's Mauston High School Key Club Food Drive was a huge success - no surprises there... except for one rather large donation courtesy of Walmart. Students knew that they would be receiving some pallets of produce from the retail giant but what they didn't know is the four pallets expected grew overwhelming large into 20 pallets. Mauston's FedEx had to be called in to help deliver the pallets and students spent over three hours unloading and stocking the pantry. "This happened on a Friday and we had so much fresh produce that there was no room left in our waiting area," said Kathy Green, Director of the Sharing Pantry. Green went on to say that she made calls to larger families who had already visited the pantry in December to let them know they could come in that Saturday to pick up some fresh produce. This past week the pantry served 137 area families. "We had beans, mangoes, apples, potatoes, broccoli, pears - the list goes on and on," said Green. It will be a happier holiday because of the gifts of others.

Elroy man sentenced for Wire Fraud John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Timothy D. Mueller, 46 of Elroy, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 30 months in prison for wire fraud. Mueller pleaded guilty to

this charge on October 3, 2013. Between August 2006 and September 2008, Mueller did business as Advanced Home Tech/Custom Creations and Windesigns, and engaged in a scheme to defraud GE Money Banks and would be customers. As part of the scheme that Mueller headed he ran television commercials advertising free doors to people who agreed to let his company make in home sales presentations for windows. Once in the home, Mueller’s sales representatives convinced people to fill out applications for credit cards, telling

them that the applications were just to determine their qualifications for financing. Mueller then would file the applications and charge the credit cards without authorization or knowledge of the would be customers, even when the customers did not agree to order windows. GE Money Banks covered the loss to the customers of $391,298.75, and Judge Adelman ordered that Mueller pay restitution in that amount to GE. In sentencing Mueller, Judge Adelman noted that the scheme was rather elaborate, involved many potential victims, and that Mueller

was verbally abusive to at least one of the customers that complained. Judge Adelman also considered Mueller’s significant criminal record, which included three convictions for driving under the influence. The charge against Mueller was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Eau Claire office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Przybylinski Finn.

RESCUE AT LAKE Kathy Engelman of Mauston is a mother bursting with pride. This week she announced her son, Alexander Weiland of Mauston, recently received a special Medal of Achievement for his part in a summer rescue at Devils Lake State Park. The medal was presented to him at the Baraboo Armory. Weiland is a former iLead Charter School student and 2013 graduate from the Challenge Academy and Mauston High School. Earlier this year he attended infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Engelman stated that he was first in his platoon for everything and that he has also received an Expert Marksman Medal. Weiland is now a Private First Class and has enrolled in a Criminal Justice program at Western Wisconsin Technical College. "I'm so very proud of him, he is an E3 already in not even a year, " stated Engelman.


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Brunner Manufacturing celebrates anniversary with large purchase BY DIANNA ANDERSON Brunner Manufacturing recently celebrated 50 years in business. Brunner is one of the largest employers in Juneau County. Last week Brunner Manufacturing took ownership of a Nedsohroef Header machine, the biggest six die header machine and the only one in North America. The complicated journey began in Belgium where the headers are made and it was put on a ship and sent to Houston, Texas to be loaded on a train car, a special train car, only six in the United States, as the Nedsohroef weighs in at a massive 374,000 pounds or 180 tons. The train car has twelve wheels instead of four, it was not set on the car completely balanced so the first car broke in transport. The machine sat for an extra five weeks waiting for a train car from Pennsylvania to arrive to carry the beast. Once it was loaded on the car properly, it slowly traveled to New Lisbon where a specialized team from Iowa met the train to unload the Nedsohroef. The transport of the header would need yet another special trailer to make the nine mile journey to Brunner Manufacturing in Mauston. A total of 96 tires needed to be on the ground to handle the massive weight of this machine. It would take another two days for it to arrive at Brunner Manufacturing.

December 26, 2013

Elroy Library news BY MARY WAARVIK LIBRARIAN We drew the winners’ names at our Open House last week. And the winners are…. Christie Bender – winner of Millie’s Quilt; and Karen Bernhardt – winner of the dashboard camera. Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle. The Friends of the Library raised almost $500, which will help with basement remodeling costs. Thank you Millie, the Nifty Needlers, volunteer stitchers, ticket sellers, everyone! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Christmas book contest at the library. There is a book for tots, for learning readers, for young adults, for men and for women. We even have an autographed copy of Tim Brady’s newest book. Every time you come to use the library, you can put your name in for one of them. We will call the winners on Monday, December 23. The Elroy Library will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. And we will be closed on the big days, of course. Stock up beforehand and then enjoy your welldeserved days off.

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The special train car that was required to be built just to transport the large machine. Brunner will be hosting people from Belgium to get the Nedsohroef up and running. With the delivery already six weeks behind, they will work day and night

to get it together and running. The hope is to run the first part off of the machine on Christmas Eve. Ron Brunner has recently purchased the old Cardinal

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ROYALL PERFORMS SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

On December 16th the fourth through sixth grade Royall musicians performed their annual Christmas Concert with Holiday Sights and Sounds. The fifth grade band began with “London Bridge,” “Jingle Bell March” and a selection of songs from different groups of instruments. The sixth grade band performed “March of the Magical Toys,” “Pat-a-Pan” and “Saxes We Have Heard On High.” The fourth graders sang “Ice Skating,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Winter In The Country.” Fifth grade followed with “Like Diamonds In The Night,” “North Pole Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “The First Noel.” The sixth graders sang “Have a Merry One!,” “The Christmas Tree (with ‘O Christmas Tree’)” and “No School Tomorrow (If It Snows).” All of the students came together to sing “When The Lights All Shine.” After the concert, students were able to show off their arts and crafts in the lobby area with snowmen, flip books and handmade wreaths. All of the musicians did a wonderful job performing their pieces. Janet Baeseman and Diane Huebner directed the vocals of the concert, as Lindsay North directed the instrumental portion of the concert. Above, Fourth grade singers sang with plenty of Christmas spirit at Monday night’s concert.

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Obituaries JEANETTE F. BIRDD

Jeanette F. Birdd, age 89, of Reedsburg, died on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Our House Assisted Living in Reedsburg. She was born on November 18, 1924, in South Beloit the daughter of Clayton and Fern (Owen) Miller. She attended the Sauk County Normal School and during that time established long time special friends, Verona Birdd, Norma Hanko and Muriel Halweg. She was married to the love of her life, Joseph Birdd on June 12, 1947, at the Wesleyan Church in Valton, WI. Together they farmed for 25 years. She loved to cook, was a great cook and enjoyed canning. She enjoyed helping people and socializing with them when she worked at both Laundromats in Reedsburg. Jeannette had a deep love for her family. She enjoyed traveling and especially that first plane ride she and her husband took to Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph in April 2001; and a brother, Roger Miller. She is survived by her children: Ronald Birdd of Reedsburg, Jean (Richard) Sheahan of Wonewoc; 3 Grandchildren: Teresa (James) Field, Jodi (Jon) Field, Christopher (Stacy) Sheahan; 9 Great Grandchildren: Adam, Abby, Connor, Isabelle, Katie, Nathan, Carter, Natalie, Heidi; Sister-in-law, Phyllis Miller - Reedsburg; Aunt, Evelyn Larue of Belvidere, IL; Many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. We honored her life with a funeral service being conducted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church, Reedsburg, with Pastor Marvin Singh officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday at the church from 2-6 p.m. and again on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaValle. The family requests memorials of remembrance be made to the United Methodist Church or to Our House Assisted Living facility for the resident activities fund on Mack Drive in Reedsburg. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

DOROTHY M. HARMEL

Dorothy M. Harmel 88, of Wonewoc died Tuesday December 17, 2013 at the Zimmerman Nursing Home Reedsburg, WI. She was born in the Town of Summit April 26, 1925, the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Henry) Mayer. She married Harold R. Harmel February 4, 1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Harold, a daughter Sandra McWilliams, sister Evelyn Slama, and brother, Joe Mayer. Dorothy worked at Hanks craft until age of 62. She was active in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Having served on the counting committee, ladies aide and alter guild, and with the American Legion Post # 206 Auxiliary. She dearly loved her family. She is survived by her son: Robert (Jane) Harmel Rochester, MN; Son-in-law: Richard McWilliams Janesville, WI; Three grandchildren: Richell (Jon) McWilliams- Furseth Janesville, WI, Stephanie (Jeff) Sells Cologne, MN, Jonathan (friend Ashley Brown) Harmel Rochester, WI; Seven great grandchildren Riston, Quinnel, Sharnay, Tealya, and Zyann Furseth, Ella and Samantha Sells; Numerous nephews and nieces and friends. Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday December 23, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Peter Snyder officiating. Burial followed in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Friends and family called from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday December 22, 2013 at Thompson Funeral Home 402 Center Street Wonewoc, WI; and from 10:00 a.m. till time of service Monday at the church. In Lieu of flowers memorials in Dorothy’s name may be made to, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund, Southern Care Hospice or a Charity of your Choice. Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. www.Thompsonfuneralservice.com

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WAYNE DELANEY

Wayne Delaney, 76, of Rector, AK, formerly of Wisconsin, passed away December 7, 2013 at the St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He was born July 16, 1937 to John and Ella (Nelson) Delaney in Ontario, WI. Wayne served in the U.S. Army. He owned Area Glass Company and Wayne’s Home Improvement and was a handyman and helped out greatly at the Rector Community Center. He was also a die hard Packer fan and loved playing cards with his “special cousins” Ron and Beth. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (Reck) Delaney, who he married on July 26, 1968. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Richard (Charlotte) Delaney and Larry (Darlene) Delaney both of Bristol, WI, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends, along with his special children, Jackie, Kevin, and Aaron and his god-son, Brian who he was so very proud of and last but not least, Moe his sidekick. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brothers, John, Lyle, Wallace, Clayton, and Donald and a sister, Lavonne Kay. You may sign the online condolence book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com.

EVELYN JEAN FLEMING

Evelyn Jean Fleming, born December 12, 1933 to Loretta Jean (Betts) and Thomas Joseph Belsky in Mauston. She attended grade school in Mauston at St. Patrick’s School and later in Country School. She graduated New Lisbon High School in 1951, and went on to Juneau County Normal Teacher’s College. She married John Joseph Fleming of New Lisbon on May 29, 1954, and shortly after moved to the Fleming Family Farm where John was born and spent his life. Evelyn became a farm wife and mother to eight children. Eventually she became grandmother to 20 grandchildren. Evelyn held careers in addition to farm wife, which included, a certified nursing assistant at Hess Memorial Hospital, kitchen staff member at Pleasant Acres Nursing Home, sales associate at West Side Shopper in Mauston, and kitchen staff Member at New Lisbon Schools. She was a clothing sales associate of the Bee Line Corporation, where she earned the title of Queen Bee in 1986. Her last professional role was as housekeeper to St Paul’s Catholic Church in New Lisbon, where she felt much comfort and happiness in service to the pastors of the church and visiting priests from the area. She retired at age 76, having served 5 priests during her tenure. Evelyn was involved in her community. She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Altar Society and Parish Council of Catholic Women. She was a Project Leader in the Cloverleaf 4-H Club, recognized with an honor in 1969. She was a volunteer for the New Lisbon American Legion. In 1983, Evelyn and John were awarded the Outstanding Farm Couple of the Year by the New Lisbon Promotional Organization. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband John Joseph Fleming, her parents Thomas and Loretta Belsky, Nestor and Mary Fleming, and Christine Marie Fleming, an infant grandchild. Evelyn is survived by: her children and grandchildren: Mary (Andy) Crowley, Joe and Scott; Patti (Jeff) Elsing, John (Tiffany) Boardman and Thor Elsing; John (Janice) Fleming, Heather, Sam, Lukas, Jacob, Benjamin, Alyson, and Lia; William (Annie) Fleming, Natalie, Glynnis, and Liam; Steve (Kirstin) Fleming, Caitlin and Nathan; Tom (Denise) Fleming, Nicholas and Elizabeth; Rita (Scott) Block; and Tim (Dorothy) Fleming, Dustin Wallace and Trevor Fleming. Her brothers: Tom (Quretta) Belsky of Mauston, Joe (Joan) Belsky of Kendall, and John (Jenice) Belsky of Janesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 1993, and a granddaughter Christine Marie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in New Lisbon. With Fr. George Nelson Graham and Fr. Jim Brobst presiding. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. till the 11:00 a.m. time of service. Burial will be in the St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with the services.

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Rosemary J. Towne, age 64 years, of rural Elroy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 20, 2013 at her home, surrounded with family. She was born on September 3, 1949 to Rudy and Rosemari (Steege) Rhode at LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Rosemary was united in marriage to Dickie Towne on December 23, 1968. They lived in LaCrosse, California, Minneapolis and moved to Elroy in 1975, where they have made their home. She had worked at Ray-O-Vac and for many years at Midor in Elroy. Survivors include her husband, Dickie; son, Gabriel (June) Towne; daughter, Carrie (Jay) Olson; nine grandchildren, John, Rebecca, Sarah, David, Mary Ann, Tammy, Kathy and Christine; cousins, Harla Halverson and Leanna Owens; nine sisters-in-law and nine brothers-in-law; and special friend, Daisy the dog. She was preceded in death by three infant children, Brian Howard, Elsworth John and an infant son. Memorial Funeral Services to celebrate Rosemary’s life will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elroy, with Rev. Peace Kim officiating. Friends may call at the Church on Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy assisted the family with arrangements, for online information go to www.pichafuneralhomes.com The family wishes to thank all who helped out by praying and care taking, see ya in the rapture, Rosemary.

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Fabian set to retire from Mauston

Randy Fabian will retire this year. middle school students. It was that same year he was hired as girls basketball head coach. Fabian has taught a successful high school Tech Education class resulting in students getting a hands on education while building up Mauston with quality built

homes. The program is one where students work side by side with area professionals. Many students who have gone through the program have gone on to have successful careers utilizing their education and experience from their high school class.

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On December 18th 37 year old Jessica C. Sanders of Mauston was sentenced by Judge James Evenson to one year initial confinement and two years of extended supervision. The sentence came as a result of a plea deal where she pled no contest to possession of narcotics. Sanders was originally charged in 2012 with 1st degree reckless homicide, party to a crime in the death of Jeremy Haas. As part of the plea agreement Sanders must testify against co-defendant 53 year old Elizabeth Orr of Mauston who is scheduled for a March 2014 jury trial. A third co-defendant, 50 year old Darin Skiff of Mauston has also reached a plea agreement and has pled no contest to the 1st degree reckless homicide, party to a crime. Skiff will be sentenced on January 8, 2014. Background According to criminal complaints, police were dispatched to Haas's Mauston home on November 9, 2011. When law enforcement arrived on the scene Haas was lying on a bed, with his feet on the floor. His girlfriend reportedly told officers that he had come home

County Board tackles personnel policy and raises BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At this month's meeting of the Juneau County Board of Supervisors, members approved personnel policy which will become effective as of January 1, 2014. According to Corporation Counsel David Lasker the policy has eight changes in it from the previous one. The changes in the new policy include managerial staff having more power in maintaining their departments for efficiency and cost reduction purposes. Employees will see an equal playing field where seniority is to be respected as long as all other things are equal. Seniority will no longer be a primary reason for promotion. Sick time rules have been clarified and a cap is in place on pay-outs for both sick and vacation days not taken. A performance evaluation will be required prior to a two step increase in pay. In an effort to keep public access to county offices open during business hours breaks should be staggered. The holiday schedule will see one less paid holiday. There will also be a new grievance procedure where once arbitrated grievance

will now be heard by an independent hearing officer who will make recommendations to the county board. After a closed session to discuss pay raises the supervisors came back into open session and approved a pay raise for employees. At the first of the year employees can expect a one point seven percent raise. The raise does not include seasonal, limited term, nor Sheriff’s Department employees. Supervisors moved forward in giving the raises based on the recommendation of the negotiating committee who

December 26, 2013

Mauston woman sentenced on drug charges

BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD At Monday evening's meeting of the Mauston School Board it was announced that longtime Athletic Director and high school Tech Education teacher Randy Fabian would be retiring at the end of the school year. Fabian has been with the district over 33 years and 27 of those years he has held the position of Athletic Director. Fabian graduated from St. Charles High School in St. Charles, MN in 1974 - from there he attended Winona Technical College where he earned a two year degree from their carpentry program. After technical college he attended Winona State University, majoring in Education. In 1980 he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Arts with a minor in Coaching. His career at Mauston School District began in January of 1981 where he taught Industrial Arts to

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Panthers hang onto Panger in league opener; unable to pass by Falcons

BY TASHA MUELLER The Royall Panther Wrestling team has been busy with competing in early season duals, scrambles, tournaments and preparing for the Bi-State competition this upcoming weekend. In the Scenic Bluffs opener on Conference December 12, the Royall wrestling team were able to gain an early season win over Hillsboro 49-15 and were able to hang on to the “Panger” statue, that is between both teams during their annual dual meet. The Panthers won six matches and picked up three forfeits to set up the win. At 113 pounds, Gunnar Juresh earned a pin over Mitchell Morris in 1:09. Austin Johnson won by fall over Katie Blaha at 138, edging the Panthers 24-0. Hillsboro (0-2,0-1 SBC) picked up a forfeit at 145, then Tyler Seeley defeated Katie Sugen 6-4 at 152 to make it 249. Royall received its third forfeit of the night at 160. Panther Mark Preuss scored a 12-4 major decision over Sebastion Miller at 170 and Dalton Lunde pulled out a 3-1 victory over Hillsboro senior Max Sebranek at 182 in the match of the night. Hillsboro’s Jacob Benish scored a fast pin of seven seconds over Sam Guilfoil at 195 pounds to score the Tigers final points of the night. Matt Preuss won over Dylan Thew by fall at 220, and Landon Robertson rounded out the night with a pin over Braden Voltz in 1:25. With an earlier dual meet against Kickapoo on December 10, the Panthers broke free of a win 43-21. Brookwood – 39 Royall – 30 A close dual meet for the Panthers resulted in a tough lose for the team by a mere nine point difference on Thursday, December 19. Royall won four matches with pins and winning one class by a forfeit. The team forfeited weight classes 106 and 132. Pinning winners included: Marcus Blaha over Shane Dunwald at 126 pounds at 3:34; Trenton Pasch over Josef Perrigo at 145 pounds in 2:40; Dalton Lunde at 220 pounds in 1:19; Landon Robertson over Calvin Marriott at 285 pounds in 3:52. Royall stands at an overall 3-1 record so far this season. Tomah Scramble After tallying five wins at the Tomah Scramble on December 14, Royall’s Dalton Lunde was able to take a first place finish at 182 pounds. Lunde was able to make the effort and walk away with strong day of finishes. Lunde defeated Zack Steuck from Lodi by fall in 1:00 and won over Caledonia’s Alex Geogren 10-2 before facing his toughest competition of the day – Cashton’s Brandon Schmitz. Lunde shut out Schmitz, earning a 4-0 win

before finishing with a pin over Richland Center’s Josh Kidd in 1:08. Connor Gates took sixth at 120 with a pair of pins, plus Mark Preuss finished sixth at 170, recording two decisions and a pin. Landon Robertson finished sixth at 285. Austin Johnson (138) and Donnie Robson (160) both finished in eighth place. Out of 16 teams, Royall placed 14th, as the Caledonia, Minnesota team won the team title with 434.5 points. Arcadia Scramble The Royall wrestling team competed on Saturday in the 18-team Arcadia Scramble. The Panther team looked for strong performances in their final tune-up before the BiState Classic December 27-28 in La Crosse. Lunde (182) captured the sole individual title to lead the

includes: 113: Gunnar Juresh – fifth place: pinned Steven Gamroth (Independence/Gilmanton) 4:30; pinned by Tyler Wood (Onalaska) :28; pinned Devin Lien (Blair-Taylor) 1:48; pinned Wyatt Wade (Cameron) 1:28; pinned Trevor Resheske (West Salem/Bangor) 1:43; 120: Connor Gates – sixth place: dec. over Max Michel (Aquinas) 6-2; pinned by Chad Waldera (Blair-Taylor) :36; pinned Jose Salazar (Independence/Gilmanton) 4:16; lost dec. to Christopher W a r n e r (Independence/Gilmanton) 64; pinned Bradyn Korpal (Arcadia) 2:35; 126: Marcus Blaha – third place: dec. over Richard Unnasch (Arcadia) 72; pinned Eric Nedland (Cornell-Gilman) 4:31; pinned by Kal Gerber (Cameron) 1:10; pinned by Brett Benson

(Stanley-Boyd/Thorp) 3:36; dec. over Bailey Slater (New Lisbon) 8-7; 145: Trenton Pasch – third place: pinned Matthew Moffit (StanleyBoyd/Thorp) :36; pinned Michael Prokop (Arcadia) 1:21; pinned by Nathan (West Schomberg Salem/Bangor) 5:21; dec. over Ty Reinke (Cameron) 6-3; dec. over Jarod Bainter (Flambeau) 7-3; 145: Joe Sugden – 14th place: lost by tech fall to Nathan Schomberg (West Salem/Bangor) 19-2; lost dec. to Austin Elvaker (BlairTaylor) 7-0; pinned Matthew Moffit (Stanley-Boyd/Thorp) :25; pinned by Blane Olson (Independence/Gilmanton) 2:19; pinned Andrew Swada (Bruce) 1:33; 160: Donnie Robson – sixth place: lost dec. to Pat Vehrenkamp (BlairTaylor) 8-1; pinned Konrad Ernst (Onalaska) 2:48; lost

sudden victory – 1 to Kyle Woodward (New Lisbon) SV-1 5-3; pinned Cameron Zeller (Independence/Gilmanton) 2:16; 170: Mark Preuss – third place: pinned Charles Fuchsel (Aquinas) :56; dec. over Michael Sonsalla (Arcadia) 107; pinned by Myles Connor (New Lisbon) 2:00; lost major dec. to Ronny Ponick (StanleyBoyd/Thorp) 14-5; dec. over Gunner Baldridge (Independence/Gilmanton) 43; 182: Dalton Lunde – first place: pinned Isaac Wolfe (Regis) :22; pinned Austin Burzynski (StanleyBoyd/Thorp) 1:20; dec. over Cody Meyer (Abbotsford/Colby) 5-2; injury default over Nick Buisman

(West Salem/Bangor) :22; pinned Kyle Heinsohn (Cameron) 3:14; 195: Matt Preuss – 10th place: pinned by Zach Lund (Flambeau) 1:09; pinned Hunter Hood (Regis) 1:00; pinned Gage Wilson (Aquinas) :44; pinned James Zimmer (Cameron) 3:31; pinned by Jacob Krebsbach (Abbotsford/Colby) 2:45; 285: Landon Robertson – fourth place: pinned Jesse Cwikla (StanleyBoyd/Thorp) 1:05; pinned William Warner (Cameron) 2:24; lost dec. to Taylor Allen (Independence/Gilmanton) 61; pinned by Donovan Ralston (Bruce) 2:42; pinned by Dylan Campton (Cashton) :35.

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The Royall wrestling team gather together not only holding the coveted “Panger,” but also signaling the number 4 to represent the fourth straight win for Royall over Hillsboro in the annual dual. Panther team. New Lisbon’s Cullen Pedersen (152) and Myles Connor (170) were also area individual title winners for the day. Fellow Scenic Bluffs Conference member Cashton took home the team title with 433 points. Second place went to StanleyBoyd/Thorp with 382 points. New Lisbon rounded out the top three with 381.5 points. Royall tied for seventh with Blair-Taylor with 306 points. Complete results for Royall

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New Lisbon 8th graders raise money for pool BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD On Thursday, December 19th, the New Lisbon 8th Grade Leadership Team presented New Lisbon's Clerk/Treasurer Lisa Vinz with a donation coming in just under $150. The donation is to go towards needed renovations for the city's swimming pool. The money was raised by a student sponsored silent auction which was held in the school and staff and students submitted bids on items collected. According to Vinz, the city will need approximately $25,000 to make the needed renovations and a fundraising committee is currently being organized. Their first meeting will be at City Hall on January 2, 2014. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and any interested persons are encouraged to attend. Also in January will be the Mayor's Chili Cook-Off where proceeds raised will go towards the pool's fund. Vinz went on to say that even though the fundraising for the pool has just begun the community has been extremely supportive. When the pool was first built 25 years ago, it too happened because of community support including the local businesses such as Leer and Walker Stainless who were instrumental in providing funds to see the project through.

Pictured above from left to right in the back row are; Zach Loew, Billy Macomber, Robert Robinson, Bailey Granger, Allie Bastan, and Margo Weiland. In the front row from left to right is Damian Holtz, Alexis Taylor, Lisa Vinz and Taylor Bever.

Juneau County gets grant Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., recently announced 17 recipients of Healthy Communities MiniGrants, an investment of $134,000 in the members and communities it serves. “Security Health Plan believes in the value of partnerships in improving the health and well-being of our communities and our neighbors,” said Chief Administrative Officer Steve Youso. The mini-grants are being presented to non-profit organizations focusing on three health areas that need greater attention - children’s health, behavioral health and health literacy. To evaluate mini-grant applications Security Health Plan teamed with leaders already working on these health priorities, said Jason Shrader, community benefits and prevention program manager. Of the many grants, one Healthy Communities Mini-Grant recipients was the Juneau County Health Department “These organizations are embarking on projects that will touch communities in a variety of ways.” said Youso. “I know that I speak for our Security Health Plan family when I say that we are looking forward to seeing the fruits of this partnership.”

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Lemonweir Valley Telcom recently completed its 5th annual Giving Tree event. This year, 62 childrens’ gift wishes were fulfilled. The Camp Douglas and New Lisbon area chiland have a dren ranged in age from two months through 12th grade. All childrens’ names are anonymous. The New Lisbon School district and Camp Douglas Elementary School, part of the Tomah Area School District work with Lemonweir Valley Telcom on this event. There was an outpouring of people and organizations from the Camp Douglas and New Lisbon communities donating gifts,making this year’s event a great success. The event originated as the brainchild of two Lemonweir employees, Karla Krause and Brent Olsen. The Giving Tree creation was the result of Krause and Olsen participating in the WINTER HOURS: Juneau County FRIDAY: 4PM - CLOSE Advanced Leadership SATURDAY: 11AM - CLOSE Program. Lemonweir SUNDAY: 11AM - 5PM Valley Telcom would like *The Kitchen closes at 9 on to thank the following Friday, 9 on Saturday, & 5 on Sun Thanks to all the supporters and contributors that donated and volunteered eople/organizations/busi*Gift Cards available!* their time and gifts toward the Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Fountain nesses for their participation in the event: NCOAChateau in support of Circle of Hope and SEA of Change. This year there GA from Volk Field Camp were 80+ in attendance. Douglas, Royal Bank Businesses & Organizations: River City Meats, New Lisbon Kwik Trip, employees, Camp Catering Cousins, The Community Closet, SEA of Change and Circle of Douglas Memorial VFW st Hope. Volunteers and Contributors: Susanne Solvedt, J.P. Olson, Wayne Wed. January 1 st Post 10911 & Ladies Tuesday, Dec. 31 BINGO, CHILI COOK-OFF, LIVE Olson, Jim & Jenny,Chris & Carol Zindorf, John Hamm, Mary, Eva Woywod, Auxiliary, St. Stephens FREE PARTY FAVORS & CHAMPAGNE AUCTION & MORE! JUMP @ 2PM Josette Buelhman, Art & Leona Jahncke, John & Nan Wenum, Marie, Jordyn Church in New Lisbon Scheider, Paula Forsythe, Linda Gindt, Linda May, Mike Taake, Scott Ethun, and Lemonweir Valley DJ Every Friday & Saturday 9PM-CLOSE John Hamm, Patti Kopplin, J Davey, Bonnie Barnharst, Tom Brounacker, Telcom employees, Saturdays Food Special Fridays “Naked Fish” Sarah Shanahan, Lisa Vieth, Sharon Barnharst, Karen Bell, Elaine Bell, directors and customers. W5250 N. Osprey Dr. • New Lisbon • 562-5931 Sharon Halverson, and other supporters.

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December School Board BY STEVE NORLING The Necedah School Board met for their December on Monday, December 16th. A representative from Johnson Block and Company Inc. Certified Public Accountants gave a presentation of the audit results for the year ended June 30, 2013. All results were satisfactory. The Flexible Spending Accounts for insurance are being discontinued. This is due to the IRS finding it discriminatory because out of six employees having the accounts five of them are in the top tier of pay. The IRS feels it is discriminatory because the others must not be able to afford it. A change was made in the Handbook pertaining to PostEmployment benefits. The differences between the benefit at fifteen years and ten to fourteen years was left out of the handbook and has now been inserted. A long discussion was held on the ipads being used in the

schools. Necedah is on the leading edge of the one to one ipad use and is attempting to make proper use of them. Mr. Saylor set up the ipads, which shared apps with students and allowed them to download apps. He later changed this to install a filter on the ipads and students are allowed to download thirty to forty apps, which have been requested by students and teachers. Mr. Saylor preloaded all these prior to being returned to the students. The board members had many questions about what was allowed and how the ipads were being monitored. Some felt that there was too much use of the ipads for non-school activities. Others wondered if we are advancing too fast for everyone to keep up. One of the things that was up for discussion was a motion to allow high school students that have a “C” average or better and no “Fs” to be able to go to the Apple app store and download apps. After much discussion this motion was approved.

PATT donated $78.00 to Mrs. Krupa’s Outreach program and $887.76 to the Teachers Lifetime Book tub. A $2,000.00 grant was received by Mrs. Lowery for the AOD student program. A Title 6 grant for $13,896 Small School Rural grant was also received. In hirings Richard was hired as a custodian, Mike Webber was hired as Assistant Wrestling coach and Don Jackson was hired as Choreographer. It was noted that due to several injuries the girl’s basketball team is currently down to twelve active players. Junior Varsity games are being cancelled until further notice. Notice was taken that Danny Zipperer and Dalton Staller competed in the district level of Skills USA. Zipperer placed 1st in prepared speech and Staller placed second. Staller placed 1st in computer aided drafting.

Necedah hosts Two Basketball Games BY STEVE NORLING The week of December 9th the Necedah Cardinal boy’s basketball team played two games; one on Tuesday, the other on Friday. These two games could not have been more different if they had been played completely different Cardinal teams. On Tuesday the Cardinals hosted the Hillsboro Tigers. This game was a complete rout of the Cardinals. This was one of those games where nothing seemed to go right. It seemed that the ball would just not go through the basket, like there was a lid on the basket. The free throw shooting was under 50% and the field goal percentage was even worse. The

Cardinals only had one three-point basket, that made by Tripp Horbinski. On the other hand the Tigers had five; four by Helgerson one by Stockwell. Necedah had no one in double figures in scoring while Hillsboro had three; Helgerson-17, Stockwell-16 and Rueckheim-12. The first half ended with the Tigers leading the Cardinals 36 – 20. The game ended with a final score Hillsboro 66 Necedah 42. Earlier the Hillsboro Junior Varsity upended Necedah 38 – 26. On Friday The Cardinals hosted the Cashton Eagles. This game was as different from Monday’s game as night is different from day.

As bad as the shooting of the Cardinals was on Tuesday, it was excellent on Friday. They made 12 out of 19 free throws while Cashton made only 9 of 17. The other area in which the Cardinals shone was from three-point range. While the Eagles did not have any three-point goals the Cardinals had ten. Jordan Murphy led the pack with half of them, while Tripp Horbinski had two and Trey Horbinski, Matt Brown, and Jordan Garcia each had one. All of the playing of the Necedah Cardinals was as good this night as it was bad on Tuesday. The Eagles had one player, Gavin Nedland, in double figures with 13

points. The Cardinals had three players in double in figures, Jordan Murphy with 19 with Tripp Horbinski and

Taylor Krupa having 10 points each. The half-time score was Necedah 38 Cashton 17 while the final

was Cardinals 70 Eagles 39. Earlier the junior varsity Cardinals bested the JV Eagles 62 – 44.

PARENTS’ NIGHT Pictured here are all of the parents and players

on floor.

Nekoosa woman charged in Juneau County with Child Abuse BY EVA MARIE WOYWOD Earlier this month a twenty-nine year old Nekoosa woman, Christina L. Boswell, was charged in Juneau County Circuit Court with Physical Abuse of a Child (repeater), Felony Bail Jumping (repeater) and Resisting an Officer (repeater). According to the criminal complaint on December 6, 2013 Juneau County Sheriff Deputy Cody Simons was dispatched to Wood County at the Rainbow Casino for an altercation that took place in Armenia Township. Upon arriving on the scene the deputy met with Wood County deputies who stated that a 15 year old juvenile male said he was taken in a van from Armenia Township, beaten up, and then left to walk home. Deputy Simons met with the juvenile victim who stated that Boswell had arrived at his residence, knocked on the door and told him that she wanted to talk to him about breaking into her residence numerous times. The juvenile is alleged to have stated that he got into the van, drove for a few miles and parked. He then went on to say after a few minutes two males came out of nowhere from behind the van and started hitting him. At one point he claims Boswell called out to the males to put a choke-hold on him and she began to hit him striking him in the left eye and causing his nose to bleed. The males allegedly took him out of the van, continuing to hit him before they left him where he stood and drove off. He was wearing just a tank top and shorts. The victim said he walked to a house looking for a ride, and a stranger gave him a ride to the casino where he met with security. After speaking to security he left the casino to walk home at which time he was located by the Wood County deputies. Deputy Simons met with Boswell at her residence and reported that she seemed to be under the influence of an intoxicant. The criminal complaint further states that Boswell was very

uncooperative and unwilling to speak about the incident. When asked to show her hand, the deputy reports observing a small amount of dried blood. When asked where the blood came from the criminal complaint states she started to hide her hands. Boswell was arrested and transported to Juneau County Jail. Deputy Jay Greeno of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department and Wood County deputies assisted with the arrest due to Boswell resisting and being uncooperative. Later that day charges were filed and Boswell appeared for a bond hearing where Judge John Roemer placed her on a $1000 cash bond allowing her to post $500. As a condition of bond she must maintain absolute sobriety and is not to have contact with the juvenile victim nor his residence. She is scheduled for a January 8, 2014 initial appearance.

A Necedah player shoots the ball against the Eagles at Parents’ Night. STEVE NORLING PHOTOS

A NECEDAH CARDINAL goes up for a shot in the game against the Hillsboro Tigers. STEVE NORLING PHOTOS

Christina L. Boswell


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Christmas Around the World BY TASHA MUELLER Hillsboro elementary students entertained a large crowd Tuesday evening during their “Christmas Around the World” 2013 Hillsboro Elementary Christmas program. Children took the stage with each grade singing songs selected from different countries and included talking about each of the countries holiday traditions. The audience were also included in the singing with participating in Christmas favorites such as, “Frosty the Snowman,” “Deck the Halls,” “Up on the Housetop,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “12 Days of Christmas.” The 4K and 5K students began the program with USA Traditional selections with “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and “Must Be Santa.”

The third grade singers focused on the countries of Norway and Sweden with “O Come, Little Children,” “Santa Lucia,” and “Mouse’s Christmas.” The fifth grade followed with classic Christmas selections such as “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells.” The fourth grade singers focused on African-American with singing tunes of “Kwanzaa Celebration” and “Rise Up Shepherd & Follow.” The fifth grade class sang selections from Germany with “The Little Bells,” “Silent Night,” and “O Christmas Tree.” Spain and Mexico were the focus for first and second graders singing “Zumba, Zumba,” “Feliz Navidad,” Pinata,” and “La Fiesta.” All singers came together with singing one song together, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and ended the holiday program. Students were not only able to learn about how different

countries celebrate the holiday, but they also were able to learn about their traditional songs and have fun putting on a great performance. The Hillsboro Music Coalition parent’s organization hosted a bake sale in the back of the gymnasium during the concert. With the theme being around the world, a look towards giving was seen with elementary students to feel they are making a difference somewhere in the world. The money collected from the bake sale, along with two donation boxes, will be used to purchase animal(s) for a poor village through heifer international. On behalf of the Hillsboro Elementary students and staff, have a very safe and happy holiday season and may the spirit of Christmas remain with you and your family throughout the year. Enjoy photos from the evening’s program.

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The Anything Toy presented by W-C Elementary students

BY TASHA MUELLER The Wonewoc-Center Elementary students have been busy preparing for their annual operetta Christmas program, and presented this year’s presentation “The Anything Toy” Wednesday afternoon. Santa’s toyshop a few months before Christmas opened up the stage with plenty of little elves and presents scattered throughout the area. Song selections sang by the toys, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Train Chorus, Building Blocks, Fashion Dolls, plus many others included, “It’s Christmas Time,” “Streamlining,” “Living Dolls,” “Choose a Train,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Super Heros,” “Building Blocks,” and “The Marvelous Toys.” The conference room opened up for Scene 2 with plenty of

discussion of what needed to be done with Santa’s long list of toys. Santa’s Toyshop allowed Ray (Braeden Richardson), Toys, and Elves to sing “Santa’s Flipped his Lid” in Scene 3, while Scene 4 showcased Santa’s Toyshop a little more with plenty of working hands and Scene 5 showed how the elves worked in The Elves Workroom. “Christmas in America” and “Everlasting Fruitcake” were sang by the Carolers (Mrs. Beeman’s, Mrs. Louis’, and Mrs. Shield’s classrooms) in Santa’s Toyshop on Christmas Eve. Santa’s Toyshop proved to be a busy place come Christmas Eve, as “Have a Holy Jolly Christmas” was sang by the whole ensemble to end out the magnificent performance done by the elementary students. A list of characters included: Santa – Joseph Roehling; Mrs. Claus – Kendra McCann; Ray – Braeden Richardson;

W-C Winter band and Choir Concert BY TASHA MUELLER

Wonewoc-Center Junior High and High School students performed their annual winter band and choir concert for a large crowd Tuesday evening, showcasing a wide selection of holiday tunes. The elementary band started off the evening concert with “Jingle Bells,” followed by “Jingle Bell Rock” and rounded out their trio of songs with “Good King Wenceslas.” The 6th grade band followed suit by playing

“Christmas Trio.” Singers in the junior high choir went next singing “Carol of the Bells” and “Light the Candles All Around the World.” High school madrigal participants including Crystal Bitter, Alana Fry, Celia Fulton, Logan Fulton, Allen Keller, Landan Polk, Carly Shore, Ashley Thompson, and Natasha WellsDobbs took the stage with the holiday favorite of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Students in the mixed choir sang, “At the Beginning,” “Let It Snow! Let It

Snow! Let It Snow,” “Silver Bells” and “Sleigh Ride.” Junior high and high school choir members combined together to sing “Hodie Christus Natus Est.” The high school band performed classics “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Let It Snow.” All students, showcasing their holiday spirit, put on a great performance. Mrs. Silk directed the bands, as Mrs. Goodneough directed the choral groups, with Faye Smith as the accompanist.

Moon – Makenzie Snyder; Sun – Chase Novy; Light – Tyler McHone; Beam – Riley Nielson; Day – Elyse Ray; Awful Breath – Dawson Miller; Mirror Man – Carter Eastman; Power Sneeze – Tucker Needham; Dolls – Reegan Brandt, Autumn Myers, Hailie Brunner; Train Engine – Aidan Henze; Building Block – Ethan Bilek; Anything Toy – Jacob Toy; Girls – Tessa Boldon, Kaitlin Groff, Emily Pangborn; Train Chorus – Mrs. Roloff’s, Mrs. Jacobson’s and Mrs. Zimmerman’s classes; Building Block Chorus – Ms. Messer’s, Mrs. Osborne’s and Mrs. Macomber’s classes; Carolers – Mrs. Beeman’s, Mrs. Louis’, and Mrs. Shield’s classes.

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Tigers gain lead over Cashton by 20 points Hosting Cashton. Hillsboro outscored the Eagle team by taking an early 6-0 lead after the first quarter as Hillsboro gained two consecutive wins before entering an eight-day break. Cashton was unable to keep up with Hillsboro as the Eagles were stopped to a mere five points within the second quarter and Hillsboro gained 23 extra points leading 29-5 at the half. Hillsboro slowed down a tad bit with the start of the third quarter as Cashton broke away with early baskets and gaining 11 points as Hillsboro was held to only four points before the fourth. Cashton was unable to make up lost ground as Hillsboro put up an additional 13 points as the Tigers took the win 46-26 with an updated team record of 6-1, 3-1 SBC. Max Stockwell led the Hillsboro team with 13 points for the night, as Brandon Stanek and Avery Rueckheim both contributed 8 points. Sophomore Joey Helgerson added 7, with Spencer Bjornsen dunking in 5 points. Grant Jefferies tallied four points as Matt Anderson had one point from the foul line.

BY TASHA MUELLER

Cashton’s leading scorer included Gavin Nedland with 11 points. The Hillsboro team suffered their first season lost over topconference favorite Bangor on Friday, December 13. The Tigers misfired at the free throw line on three straight front-end bonus situations, and the Cardinals scored on all three possessions to build a 53-44 lead within the fourth quarter. Senior guard Brandon Stanek sat more of the second and then fouled out in the middle of the fourth quarter, as sophomore Max Stockwell and senior Matt Anderson also fouled out for the Tiger team. The Cardinals converted on just 14 to allow the Tigers to keep the game close until the very last seconds. Joey Helgerson scored a team-high 19 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line to keep Hillsboro in the game. Unfortunately, the rest of the Tigers shot just 6 of 14 from the line. Canon O’Heron scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds contributing towards Bangor’s lead. Stockwell had seven points and five rebounds before foul-

Grant Jefferies grabs onto the ball over Cashton to finalize the 20-point win for Hillsboro Thursday night.

Spencer Bjornsen jumps towards the basket to make a significant play during the fourth corner as the team gained 13 more points for the win.

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SANTA VISITS KICKBACK

Children of all ages were able to sit and visit with Santa at the Kickback Bar and Grill on Saturday morning, along with having breakfast with Santa to get their hungry bellies full. Plenty of kids were able to see the man in the big red suit and tell him exact-

Kick off your Shoes and the Wintertime Blues! Strut your stuff at the St. Joseph Memorial Foundation’s “Dancing with the Stars of Hill Country” fundraiser Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hillsboro High School. The dance competition is all about good fun, socializing with your neighbors, and helping a good cause.

Some of the smallest future Tiger basketball stars took the court during halftime. TASHA MULLER PHOTO

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ly what was on their Christmas lists with the holiday just a few days away. Owners Chet Clark and Tessa Kuehl had the stage wonderfully decorated for Santa and everyone to see with Christmas trees adorned with candy canes and hand written Christmas cards for all to have.

Enthusiasm counts! All ages and all styles of dancing are encouraged. Do you waltz, do you bop, do you polka, do you hop? It’s all good. Bring your own music, your own costume, your own partner, and your own cheering section. Prizes will be awarded –trophies to the top three dancers, as voted on by the audience, and a Peoples Choice award as well. Ladies: If your guy may be worn out after Superbowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, feel free to team up

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ing out. Stanek added six points and two rebounds before he took a seat on the bench. On Tuesday, December 10, Hillsboro’s Joey Helgerson hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points to lead Hillsboro to a 66-42 victory at Necedah. Stockwell added 14 points on 4 of 8 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and two assists. Avery Rueckheim added 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Spencer Bjornsen contributed a season-high of nine points and six rebounds. Necedah’s Trey Horbinski landed 9 points with a teamhigh, as Taylor Krupa led behind with 8 points. Tripp Horbinski added 6 points, as Jordan Murphy contributed 5 points. Tripp Horbinski also had the single 3-point goal for Necedah within the game. Necedah also added on a win over Wonewoc-Center last week with a 69-24 win. Krupa led with 7 points, as Murphy and Isiah Dutscheck added five points apiece. Hillsboro will be competing in the Onalaska Luther holiday tournament over the holiday break.

Call for an appointment (608)847-9373 with another gal. (Remember those high school dances?) Sign up now! Please call Barb Potter, committee chair, at (608) 489-3549 for further information or to be one of the “Dancing Stars of Hill Country.” St. Joseph’s Memorial Foundation purpose is to originate fundraising projects and programs while enhancing the care of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinic patients and community.

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2004-HE9, c/o Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, its attorney-in-fact, Plaintiff, Defendants. MICHELE A. BARR and JOHN DOE unknown spouse of Michele A. Barr; and GB HOME EQUITY LLC; Case No. 12-CV-150 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 July 16, 2013, in the amount of $115,127.18, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: January 21, 2014, 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 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT JUNEAU COUNTY AUTOVEST LLC , a Michigan Limited Liability Company Judgment Creditor, vs. Judgment Debtor, and Garnishee Defendant. CHRISTINE A LARSON 539 S ADAMS ST NEW LISBON WI 53950 Case No. 13CV241 Case Code: 30301 PUBLICATION SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the said defendant(s) You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit against you. The Complaint, which is attached hereto, stated the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days of December 26, 2013, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The Court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: P.O. Box 246, 200 Oak St., Mauston, WI 53948 and Plaintiff's Attorney, RESURGENCE LEGAL GROUP, PC, whose address is 6980 N.

Transfer Tax. PLACE:Lobby of the Juneau County Justice Center, located at 200 Oak Street, Mauston, Wisconsin DESCRIPTION: The East Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (E1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4) of Section Twenty-three (23), Township Sixteen (16) North, Range Two (2) East, EXCEPT Lot One (1) of Juneau County Certified Survey Map No. 2232 recorded in Volume 8 of CSM, Page 199, Town of Fountain, Juneau County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N5799 Zindorff Road, Town fo Fountain. TAX KEY NO.:290100519 /s/Brent Oleson Sheriff of 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: December 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 WNAXLP

Port Washington Rd., Suite 204, Milwaukee, WI 53217 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant a judgment against you for the award money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: December 17, 2013 RESURGENCE LEGAL GROUP, PC By One of Plaintiff's Staff Attorneys Robert I. Dorf; State Bar No. 1027887 1161 Lake Cook Road Suite E Deerfield, IL 60015 877-440-0860 Publish: December 26, 2013 January 2, 9, 2014 WNAXLP

TOWN OF NECEDAH TAX COLLECTIONS TOWN OF NECEDAH The Necedah Town Treasurer will be collecting taxes for the tax district on each Saturday throughout the month of January. Collections will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the municipal hall, 101 Center Street, Necedah. I WILL NOT collect taxes at my home unless through the mail. Richard G. Baumgart Treasurer, Town of Necedah Publish: December 19, 26, 2013 January 16, 2014 WNAXLP

City of New Lisbon ORDINANCE No. 1118-01-2013 ORDINANCE CREATING CHAPTER 365 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODES OF THE CITY OF MAUSTON, CITY OF NEW LISBON, VILLAGE OF NECEDAH, AND TOWNSHIP OF GERMANTOWN PER §66.0301 OF THE WISCONSIN STATUTES ESTABLISHING A JOINT MUNICIPAL COURT The Council of the City of New Lisbon does hereby ordain that Chapter 365 of the Code of Ordinances is created to read as follows: CHAPTER 365: MUNICIPAL COURT SUBCHAPTER 1; 365-1 PURPOSE Pursuant to the authority granted by Chapter 755 of the Wisconsin Statutes, there is hereby created and established a joint Municipal Court to be designated “Mauston Area Municipal Court” (herein after MAMC) for the City of Mauston, the City of New Lisbon, the Village of Necedah, and the Township of Germantown herein after “Participating Municipalities”); said court to become operative and function on January 15, 2014. 365-2 MUNICIPAL JUDGE (1) Qualifications: The MAMC shall be under the jurisdiction of and presided over by a Municipal Judge, who shall reside in one of the Participating Municipalities. (2) Oath and Bond: The Judge shall, after election or appointment to fill a vacancy, take and file the official oath as prescribed in §757.02(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes and at the same time execute and file an official bond. The Judge shall not act until the oath and bond have been filed, as required by §19.01(4)(c) of the Wisconsin Statues and the requirements have been complied with of §755.03(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. (3) Compensation: The salary for the MAMC Judge shall be fixed, in lieu of fees and costs, by the Common Council of the City of Mauston. No compensation shall be paid for any time during the term for which such Judge has not executed the official oath or official bond, as required by Wis. Stat. §19.01(4)(c) and the requirements have been complied with of Wis. Stat. §755.03(2). 365-3 ELECTIONS (1) Term: The MAMC Judge shall be elected at large in the spring election in odd-numbered years for a term of four (4) years commencing on May 1, 2013. All candidates for the position of MAMC Judge shall be nominated by nomination papers as provided in Wis. Stat. §8.10, and the selection at a primary election if such is held as provided in Wis. Stat. §8.11. Per §8.10(6)(bm), the Juneau County Clerk shall serve as filing officer for the candidates. Municipalities who choose to join the existing MAMC, agree that the judge for the existing MAMC will continue to serve as judge until the end of his/her term. (2) Vacancy: A permanent vacancy in the office of MAMC Judge may be filled by temporary appointment of the Common Council of the City of Mauston, in consultation with the Participating Municipalities as provided for in Wis. Stat. §8.50(4)(fm). The office shall be permanently filled by special election in the manner provided for in said statute. (3) Substitute and Interim MAMC Judge: In the event that a MAMC Judge is to be temporarily absent or is sick or disabled, the provision of Wis. Stat. §800.06 shall apply. (4) Electors: Electors in the City of Mauston and the Participating Municipalities shall vote for the MAMC Judge. 365-4 JURISDICTION (1) Exclusivity: The MAMC shall have jurisdiction over incidents occurring on or after January 1, 2014, as provided in Article VII, §14 of the Wisconsin Constitution, and Wis. Stat. §755.045 and §755.05, and as other provided by the laws of Wisconsin. It shall have exclusive jurisdiction over actions in the City of Mauston and the Participating Municipalities seeking to impose forfeitures for violations of municipal ordinances, resolutions and by-laws. (2) Civil Warrants: The MAMC Judge may issue civil warrants to enforce matters under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court under Wis. Stat. §755.045(2), §66.0119. (3) Juvenile Offenders: The MAMC Court has jurisdiction over juvenile offenders when a Participating Municipality enacts an ordinance under the authority of Wis. Stat. §938.17(2)(cm). Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §938.17(2)(cm), the MAMC Judge may impose the following dispositions upon a juvenile for a violation of a Participating Municipality’s Ordinances: (A) Any disposition allowed under Wis. Stat. Chapter 48. (B) Wis. Stat. §938.343(2) (C) Wis. Stat. §938.343(3) (D) Wis. Stat. §938.343(4) (E) Wis. Stat. §938.343(10) (F) Wis. Stat. §938.344 (G) Wis. Stat. §938.261 Any or all of the above listed dispositions may be used in any combination when imposed by the MAMC Judge. 365-5 OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES (1) Hours: The MAMC shall be open as determined by order of the MAMC Judge. (2) Employees: The Court shall be staffed by such clerical personnel as are authorized by the Common Council of the City of Mauston. Staff work priorities and standards will be developed cooperatively between the MAMC Judge and the Mauston City Clerk to ensure all legal and statutory deadlines and obligations will be achieved. The MAMC Judge shall have final authority and determination of work priorities and standards to be implemented by the Mauston City Clerk. The Mauston City Clerk shall be the appointing authority, in consultation with the Participating Municipalities, and shall have jurisdiction over such position(s). Such employee(s) are subject to direction of the Mauston City Clerk. Court personnel shall be covered by a blanket bond paid for by the City of Mauston. (3) Location: The MAMC Judge shall keep his/her office and hold court in an adequate facility provided by the Common Council of the City of Mauston. However, the MAMC Judge may issue process and perform ministerial functions at any place in Juneau County.

December 26, 2013 365-6 COLLECTION OF FORFEITURES AND COSTS The MAMC Judge may impose punishment and sentences as provided by Wis. Stat. Chaps. 800 and 938, and as provided in the ordinances of the City of Mauston and the Participating Municipalities. All forfeitures, fees, assessments, surcharges and costs shall be paid to the treasurer of the City of Mauston within seven (7) days after receipt of the money by the MAMC. At the time of the payment, the MAMC shall report to the treasurer the title of the action, the nature of the offenses and total amount of judgments imposed in actions and proceedings in which such monies were collected. The Participating Municipalities shall be paid the amount collected on citations issued for violations in the respective municipalities, less the court costs and $5.00 processing fee. 365-7 CONTEMPT OF COURT The MAMC Judge, after affording an opportunity to the person accused to be heard in defense, may impose a sanction authorized under Wis. Stat. §800.12, and may impose a forfeiture, therefore, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) or upon nonpayment of the forfeiture and the assessments thereon, a jail sentence not to exceed seven (7) days. 365-8 ABOLITION The MAMC court hereby established shall not be abolished while the §755.01(4) agreement is in effect. SUBCHAPTER II 365-9 REPEAL All ordinances or parts of ordinances contravening or inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SUBCHAPTER III 365-10 ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the municipalities that are parties to the agreement and publication as required by law. APPROVED: ATTEST: Lloyd Chase, Mayor Lisa Vinz, City Clerk/Treasurer Date of Publication: December 26, 2013 Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP Village of Camp Douglas Ordinance 2013-4 Ordinance amending All-Terrain Vehicles The Village Board of Camp Douglas does hereby ordain that Chapter 14, Subchapter 5, of the Camp Douglas Code of Ordinances is amended to read as follows: 14.504 ATV /UTV Routes Designated Following all of the rules as provided in Section 23.33, Wis. State Statutes, all village (not county roads) streets are hereby designated as ATV/UTV routes. The Village Board will review these routes from time to time and may change individual street routes by resolution. 14.505 OPERATIONAL REGULATIONS a. Must obey all laws and amendments that are enacted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). b. Maximum speed on all routes is 25 mph, or less as posted. c. No one under 12 years old may operate on ATV routes, as stated in DNR rules. d. At all times stay on the roadway in single file. e. All other licensed vehicles and pedestrians shall have the right of way. f.No damaging of any part of roadway or right of way while operating an ATV on any part of the designated routes. g. Operating of ATV/UTV’s while in the Village of Camp Douglas only on designed routes. All laws for other operation are covered in 23.33 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and all subsections for off trail operations. h. All ATV/UTV’s while in operation on these routes will have lights on at all times. i. No ATV/UTV’s will be operated between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am in the Village. 14.505 ENFORCEMENT To the extent necessary for enforcement of this Ordinance, all of the terms and conditions, rules and regulations, and text of Section 23.33 Wis. State Statutes, are incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. In addition, the Juneau County ATV Club will be responsible to patrol & inspect the route and call to the Village Boards attention any surface defects or other problems that might pose a safety concern. 14.506 PENALTIES Wisconsin state all-terrain vehicle penalties as found in Sec. 23.33(13) Wis. State Statutes, are adopted by reference, as amended. 14.507 FORFEITED PENALTIES AND DEPOSITS Except as otherwise provided in the Wisconsin Statues and the deposit schedule adopted by the state board of circuit judges thereunder, the forfeited penalties and deposits or bail not including costs or fees for violations of this ordinance, shall be equal to or less than the sum of $500.00. 14.508 ORDINANCE TO BE FILED The clerk shall file a copy of the ordinance upon its enactment and publication with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and with the Sheriff of Juneau County pursuant to Wis. State Statute 23.33 (11) Approved: Charles Earl Ells, Village President Attest: Carolyn Hoeth, Village Clerk-Treasurer Date Approved: December 11, 2013 Votes: 4 ayes 1 nays 1 abstentions Date Published: December 26, 2013 Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP


December 26, 2013

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CITY OF NEW LISBON ORDINANCE NO. 1118-02-2013 The City of New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows: SECTION 1: PURPOSE The purpose of this ordinance is to amend portions of Section 467of the New Lisbon Sewer Use Ordinance. SECTION II: PROVISIONS AMENDED Section 467-20(C) (1) (a), (b), (c) and Section 467-20(D) (1) are hereby replaced in their entirety. SECTION III: PROVISION AS AMENDED 467-20(C) (1) (a) a. CATEGORY A is defined as normal or domestic strength wastewater having organic concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) no greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and suspended solids no greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l). Also phosphorus limits no greater than 7 milligrams per liter (mg/l). The sewer use charge for Category A wastewater is as follows: This volumetric charge is based on a waste strength of 200 mg/l BOD and 200 mg/l SS. The following equation is used: v.c. = (cF + 0.0021cB + 0.0025cS) x v = cV x V V.C. = Total volumetric charge CF = Flow unit price = $1.56 per 1000 gallons CB = BOD unit price = $ 0.70 per pound CS = SS unit price= $0.60 per pound Ph = Phosphorus = $9.00 per pound V = Total volume of water used during billing period in units of 1OOO gallons CV = Volume unit price = $8.21 per 1000 gallons (b) CATEGORY B is defined as wastewater having organic concentrations of biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and/or Suspended Solids (SS) greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l). Also phosphorus limits no greater than 7 milligrams per liter (mg/l). The minimum Category B charge will be based on a concentration of 200 mg/l BOD and 200 mg/l SS. SSC = Category A charge BOD - 250 x V x 0.00834 x cB 1000 + SS – 300 x V x 0.00834 x cS 1000 + SSC = Total Sewer Service Charge BOD = Biochemical Oxygen Demand express in mg/l SS = Suspended Solids express in mg/l CB = BOD unit price - $0.70 per 1000 pounds CS = SS unit price - $0.60 per 100 pounds Ph = Phosphorus = $9.00 per pound BOD Sample Charge = $23.50 per sample TSS Sample Charge = $12.50 per sample Phosphorus Sample Charge = $23.50 per sample V = Total volume of water used during billing period in units of 1000 gallons. (c) Any user that discharges excessive amounts of BOD, TSS and or Phosphorus. Any equipment such as samplers will have to be purchased at user’s expense. Any equipment that needs to be purchased because of excessive discharge will be user’s expense. Sample will be taken every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday with a possible total of twelve (12) times per month at charges above. 467-20(D) (1) shall be amended in entirety to read as follows: (1) Annually before January 1, the City Utility shall prepare a budget for the following fiscal year which shall be separated into two sections, the first for operation and maintenance and the second for debt service. This budget shall be submitted to the City Board for annual approval. SECTION IV: VALIDITY Should any section, clause or provision of the ordinance be declared by the courts to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so declared to be invalid. SECTION V: CONFLICTING PROVISIONS REPEALED All ordinances in conflict with any provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION VI: This ordinance becomes a part of Section 467 of the City of New Lisbon code. Lloyd Chase, Mayor Lisa Vinz, Clerk/Treasurer Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP

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VILLAGE OF WONEWOC NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE OF WONEWOC There will be a regular meeting of the Wonewoc Village Board at the Wonewoc Village Hall in the Village of Wonewoc at 7:00 p.m. 11-20-13 Minutes Roll Call: Brian Thompson - absent, Nick Baldwin - absent, Randall Norling, Sherry Lankey, Brian Byington, Scott Jennings, Kevin Jennings Bills and Vouchers: Motion to approve by S. Jennings, 2nd by Lankey – passed unanimously Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting: Motion to approve by Byington, 2nd by Norling – passed unanimously Minutes of 10-30-13 Special Meeting: Motion to approve by S. Jennings, 2nd by Norling – passed unanimously 1. Motion to add alternate parking from November 15th to April 15th to include: 100 block of Washington Street, 100 block of Gordon Street, and 100 block of Jackson Street by Byington, 2nd by S. Jennings – passed unanimously. 2. Motion to approve the up-dated, well abandonment and well operation permit ordinance, as suggested by DNR by Norling, 2nd by Lankey – passed unanimously. 3. Motion to approve the up-dated cross connection ordinance, as suggested by DNR by Byington, 2nd by S. Jennings. The village will pay for the first anti-siphon devices on the commercial and residential outside faucets. 4. Motion to purchase new police vehicle from Ewald for $27,700 by Byington, 2nd by Norling – passed unanimously. 5. Motion to modify the parking spaces next to Larry’s Garage and Shaker Building from diagonal to parallel parking by Lankey, 2nd by Byington – passed unanimously. 6. Motion to approve Holloway Appraisal Service for 2014 by S. Jennings, 2nd by Norling – passed unanimously. 7. Motion to approve an Operators Permit for Tanner Kaun by Norling, 2nd by Lankey – passed unanimously. 8. Motion to approve ATV Ordinance by Lankey, 2nd by Byington – passed unanimously 9. Motion to approve the F’14 General Fund Budget by Lankey, 2nd by S. Jennings – passed unanimously 10. Motion to approve the following changes to the General Fund signature approvals: remove Jim Ramsey, add Amy Jo Elder by Lankey, 2nd by Byington – passed unanimously 11. Motion to adjourn at 8:06pm by S. Jennings, 2nd by Byington – passed unanimously. /s/Lee C. Kucher Lee C. Kucher Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP VILLAGE OF WONEWOC NOTICE OF NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCE Please Take Notice that the Village of Wonewoc enacted Ordinance 2013-4, on December 18, 2013. This Ordinance amends Section 8.01.05(A) of the Code of Ordinances and establishes alternate side parking on the 100 blocks of Washington, Gordon, and Jackson Streets between November 15th and April 15th, with parking on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd days and the even-numbered side of the street on even days. The full text of the Ordinance 2013-4 may be obtained from the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 200 West Street, Wonewoc, WI 53968; phone number 608-464-3114. Lee Kucher, Village Clerk, Administrator Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP VILLAGE OF WONEWOC NOTICE OF NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCE Please Take Notice that the Village of Wonewoc enacted Ordinance 2013-5, on November 20, 2013. This Ordinance amends Section 8.06.03 of the Code of Ordinances and designates cerain Village streets, alleys, and roads as ATV routes within the Village limits. The full text of Ordinance 2013-5 and a map of new ATV route may be obtained from the Village of Wonewoc, Village Hall, 200 West Street, Wonewoc, WI 53968, phone number 608-464-3114. Lee Kucher, Village Clerk/Administrator Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP

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VILLAGE OF WONEWOC NOTICE OF NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCE Please Take Notice that the Village of Wonewoc enacted Ordinance 2013-6, on December 18, 2013. This Ordinance repeals, amends, and re-creates Section 5.03.38 of the Code of Ordinances, which regulates cross connections between private sources and the Village’s public water system. The ordinance further provides for the disconnection of water service for ordinance violations after notice and opportunity for a hearing pursuant to state statutes, with an exception for emergency discontinuances as may be required. The full text of Ordinance 2013-6 may be obtained from the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 200 West Street, Wonewoc, WI 53968; phone number 608-464-3114 Lee Kucher, Village Clerk/Administrator Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE OF PENDING APPLICATION FOR PROPOSED ARTIFICIAL WATERBODY -NO NAVIGABLE CONNECTION Shadowland Operating, LLC; 4410 Golf Terrace, Ste 120; Eau Claire, WI 54701 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to construct four stormwater ponds within 500 ft of a navigable ditch. The project is located in the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Town of Orange, Juneau County. Four stromwater ponds will be constructed to capture sediment to keep it from reaching navigable waterways. These ponds are associated with construction of a processing plant for nonmetallic mine, but are not connected to mine site itself. The Department has determined that the application is complete and is currantly evaluating the applicant’s proposal. The Department must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to issue, modify, or deny the permit: *Whether the project will materially obstruct navigation, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation. *Whether the project will be detrimental to public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty, or water quality. *Whether the project will materially reduce the flood flow capacity of a stream. The Department will follow the steps below to reach its final decision on the application: 1. Review the plans and information provided by the applicant. 2. Review the information from public comment. 3. Review the information presented at a public informational hearing if one is requested. 4. Review the information found in natural resource inventories and plans, maps, or data collected by the Department or others using commonly accepted methods. 5. Determine whether the proposed project or activity complies with s.s. 1.11, Stats. (the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act), and ch. NR150, Wis. Adm. Code. The Department has tentatively determined that it will issue the permit for the proposed activity. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Department’s permit tracking website at https;//permits.dnr.wi.gov/water/SitePages/Permit%20 Search.aspx. Reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for individuals with qualifying disabilities upon request. Publish: December 26, 2013 WNAXLP

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Royall Superintendent’s Notes MARK GRUEN, SUPERINTENDENT

tain many of the grant components including as many after school activities as we can. Please look for ways to become involved as we will be looking for volunteers. It is through a lot of discussion with the public and with the school board that we have come to the decision to put off the referendum for at least a year. One of the major goals that I was tasked with when I started was to develop trust within our community and to open up the lines of communication. We have been working very, very hard on both of these. I continue to tell you that our debt will fall off and your taxes will go down – they will. However, I also know that having this actually happen will do a lot for the trust factor in our district. We have had a few things happen in our district that leads us to hold on the referendum. The first is the fact that we have turned a $400,000 deficit into a balanced budget and with some rare good fortune, and a calculated risk, we have actually put $500,000 into our fund balance. Our current fund balance is the second highest fund balance in the past 20 years at Royall. The next issue was a bit of bad news as our property values dropped for the 4th straight year which resulted in yet another tax increase. The third thing that has happened is our two year budget currently includes a small increase of $75 per student each year – although this is a

By the time you read this, we will already by knee deep in what all of us refer to as the Holiday season. When I think of the Holidays, I automatically think of family, friends, food, laughter and fun. I hope that this is the same thought that enters your mind. However, it is not the thought for many of our students and their families. The Holidays can be a very stressful, lonely and depressing time for some. My challenge to you is to find a way to include those less fortunate in your festivities. The internal reward that one receives from “giving or sharing” can be priceless. Our Annual Alumni Weekend is planned for January 17th &18th. We kick off Friday night with a spaghetti dinner put on by the Royall Booster Club. Our Wall of Fame inductees will be unveiled at half-time of the varsity girls’ game that night. On Saturday, we have basketball and volleyball starting at 9 a.m. On Saturday, night we have an alumni social planned at the Kendall Community Hall starting at 6 p.m. Please consider joining us for all or part of the special weekend. The Booster Club puts a lot of energy into this fundraiser annually and certainly would appreciate your support. This is the final year of our PEP grant. It will come to an end September 30, 2014. We are working on plans to sus-

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very, very small increase, with the cuts and the scrimping that we have done, we are confident that we can make it this year and next. However, one thing that may be coming in front of the public is an additional energy exemption. We have some severe roofing issues that need to be addressed. We are investigating the savings that new roofs will bring us and looking into what is best for district. As I have said before, thank you for trusting us with your hard earned money. Happy Holidays to all from our family to yours!

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I guess we are winding down the year. Soon all of 2013 will only be a memory. Now what kind of memory it will be only you can determine. I know for the Schneider household there will be many things to hold in our memory box. A lot of it I wish could go into a “it never happened” box but that’s not possible because it did. It surely has been an interesting year to say the least. Once again we can bid a fond farewell to Christmas 2013. Although the holiday itself is done and over, gifts have been opened and the visiting done, I hope the Christmas message will be with you all year long and even longer. Christmas is one of the things I will put in my “good memory” box. Let’s see … there was so much going on in 2013 and I’m sure I’ll forget some of the most memorable things. But I’ll write about them as I think of them. Ray’s cat had 5 kittens and he has worked with them all fall. They do follow him when he goes out to feed them. My fear is that they will trip him in their frenzy but he says he’s careful. It’s kinda funny when I talk about the cat and kittens because I never considered them my cat and kittens only Ray’s. He befriended the mother cat over a year ago but he never could catch or pet her, (and still can’t) but he was faithful about feeding her so she hung around the barn. Then he had his accident (I’ll get into that later) and I had the responsibility of feeding his darn cat. I trudged through knee deep snow to feed an animal that wouldn’t let me near her. But I couldn’t just let her starve so I did my best. The part that got me was he couldn’t remember our dogs but he perked right up when he asked about “his cat.“ After Ray got out of the hospital and nursing home we both fed her for a while, but then he seemed able to make it to the barn and back so it was again his responsibility. I did mention however, that I thought she was looking mighty fat but he said no. Well the fat turned into 5 kittens … and they are still his responsibility. He’s turned into the Pied Piper or maybe the crazy cat lady. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t like cats per se, but I’m a dog person and the dogs are the important ones for me. We used to have cats and dogs that lived together but

that was a long time ago. As far as integrating one of the kittens into the home and family, well I just don’t think Squirt would tolerate that. Spud may put up with it but I really don’t think Squirt would so I’m afraid to introduce one into the house. If one of my dogs hurt one of his cats … well that wouldn’t be a good thing I guarantee. In the great year 2013 I did have a wee bit of car trouble of various kinds, but with the help of Northside Mobile I got all that taken care of leaving me with a car that works good. I also had a bit of a problem with hot water heaters and gas lines and electric heaters etc but that all got taken care of, too. God was good in helping me in my distress. Of course it was my responsibility to fix those things because Ray wasn’t around much in 2013. He had an accident in January and really did a bang up job on his body and mind. Multiple fractures, broken bones and traumatic brain injury so he was out of commission for several months. I guess that’s what we will remember most of the great year 2013. I take that back. We will remember most that he recovered quite well and is back home and trying his best to get back to being himself. There is a lot he doesn’t remember about 2013 and maybe that’s a good thing. Of course I don’t fully understand what it’s like to not remember certain things. He still doesn’t remember the accident and to be honest we don’t know for certain what really happened. We can assume, we can surmise, we can guess - but we don’t really know 100% and that sort of bothers him. But in the long run we are much blessed in his recovery. We have much to be thankful for and truly hope that 2014 goes a bit smoother. But if it doesn’t I guess we’ll deal with it the best we can. So may the year 2014 be good to you and may you enjoy what you have while you have it. That’s something I hope I learned. Until next year I’ll leave you with this NOnonsense thought: Make the most of today yesterday cannot be relived and tomorrow is uncertain. 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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Merry Christmas from the Elroy Woman's Club! The Elroy Woman's Club gathered at the Elroy Library for their annual Christmas celebration. Members received gifts from St. Nicolas, and had a chance to pose with him before he headed out to spread more Christmas cheer.

Taking Refuge BY STEVE NORLING Well I hope that all of you had a great Christmas and got whatever you wanted from Santa. As you might remember from my last column the visitor center at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will be closed until the 2nd of January. The refuge itself will be open as usual and everyone is welcome to visit and hike, snowshoe, ski or whatever else you can find to do. The time between Christmas and New Years Day have always been an exceptionally slow time, so it was decided that this was a good time for many of the staff to take their vacations and let everyone have a great holiday season with their families. As I mentioned in last week’s column, Kara Zwickey and I traveled to Eau Claire on the 19th to appear on the ten o’clock morning show with Judy Clark on WEAU TV. Our discussion was about the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. We covered the reasons for it and how to enter. We are hoping to get more schools and more people interested in the contest. As most of you readers know the Junior Duck Stamp contest is about art and conservation. Necedah is Wisconsin’s host for the contest and getting more contestants is always a goal. The winner for “Best in Show” for Wisconsin has their artwork sent to the national contest and the winner of that contest has their artwork made into a stamp, which sells for $5. The proceeds from the sales of these stamps goes back into the contest. Last year’s Wisconsin “Best in Show” winner placed third in the national contest. That is great for competition with over fifty other entries. This year’s deadline for sending artwork to the refuge is to be postmarked by March 15th. The contest is open to all students from K-12 whether they are in public schools, private schools or home-schooled. For further information call Kara Zwickey at (608) 5654412. Artwork needs to be sent to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, N11385 Headquarters Road, Necedah, WI 546468289. We are getting close to the snowshoe habitat hike, which takes place on January 11th. The hike is just less than an hour long and afterward there will be hot chocolate or coffee to warm up with and you can spend time checking out the exhibits or the Karner Korner gift shop. There are a limited number of snowshoes in both adult and children’s sizes available to borrow. However, if you do have snowshoes of your own you are advised to bring them because there are never enough at the refuge. If there is no snow at that time the day will turn into a regular hike so put it on your calendar. Another upcoming event is the “Winter Critters Girl Scout Day”. This will be held on Saturday February 8th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The reason I am letting you know now is that this is a registration event and the limited number of openings is currently about half full. So if you want your girls scouts to be able to join this you need to call the refuge and register. Brownies can earn their “Hikers Badge” and junior girl scouts can earn their “Animal Habitats Badge.” There will be exploring on snowshoes, investigating animal habitats and adaptations of wildlife. For more information or to register call the refuge at (608) 565-2551 or Kara Zwickey at (608) 565-4412. I always say that there are many things to see at any time of the year on the refuge. This winter is no exception. At least two snowy owls have been spotted on the refuge. This usually means that their food supply in Canada is not good so they move south and come here into Wisconsin. This happens every so often when that shortage of food occurs in Canada. One of the beauties was seen along Headquarters Road and I am not sure where the other one was seen. Another sometimes winter visitor that is seen here on occasion is the golden eagle, One of these great birds of prey was seen along Headquarters also. So just taking a slow ride through the refuge can be very rewarding. A quick update on a couple of whooping cranes. The two parent raised colts have been followed to their wintering grounds. One of these colts is in Arkansas the other one is in Tennessee. These are the hope for the flock of the future. There will be new thing happening in the spring with the whoopers and I will let everyone know as they take place. Until next week, “See you at the refuge.”

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Another Incredible Weekend on “The Joe”! BY MARK WALTERS Hello friends, Good people are what make’s the world a better a place. This week I have more to write about then I have space to write it, but here goes! Friday, December 13th High 22, low 3 I will be writing about KAMO’s www.kamokids.org annual deer hunt and camp at the Mackenzie Environmental Education Center near Poynette. I am mentoring 13-year-old Meghan Van Meter of Necedah and we would hunt Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Meghan is a first time hunter and I was impressed with everything about her from her ability to help with chores, get up in the morning, never give up and make new friends. Meghan passed up a yearling on night one and did not get another opportunity to harvest a deer. My good friends Jeff and Patti Rouse, and Patti’s mom, Marlene Shaw, are our cooks. Patti “Shaw” and I were great friends growing up and sat next to each other in homeroom from 7th grade until we graduated. I have stayed at the Rouse’s home in Algoma and fished salmon with them for about 16-years. These three people order all our food every year and do all the cooking the entire weekend for about 40-people “flawless”! There are 16 kids and about 20 hunting mentors! Kevin Seymour has been a friend of mine since middle school. Kevin joined The Baraboo River Chapter of KAMO when we started this organization. When our Huntmaster, Joe Stecker-Kochanski (the hunt is named after Joe) passed away last year, Kevin, along with several other members of KAMO, took the lead on putting this hunt together. Kevin Seymour hunted with 11-year-old Sierra Johnson who harvested a beautiful 5-point buck Tim Larson is a retired fish biologist (WDNR for Columbia and Sauk County). Over the years I did several stories with Tim and all I can say is, this part of the state has a lot more fish thanks to this man's career. My brother Mike had to work on the first full day of the hunt and Tim stepped up and guided 12-year-old Dylan Walters, who shot two deer on the morning that they hunted together. Mike has also joined KAMO! Bob Brodeur is another buddy of mine from high school and recently joined KAMO. Bob mentored 11-year-old Austin Schuster who had several deer experiences but did not end up putting a tag on his first deer. Duane Walker is the President of KAMO’s brand new chapter, The Chippewa River Chapter of KAMO (Eau Claire)! Duane hunted with Zach Whetstone and Zach harvested a large doe in the last hour of this incredible weekend. Bob Nicksic is a good friend of mine who loves to hunt elk and flies into one of my good buddy Pete Hagedorns outposts in northwest Ontario each June. Bob was hunting with Margo Weiland and at first, had two coyote push two deer past their stand and were kind of thinking their hunt was over. Two hours later, Margo harvested two doe and the smile never left her face all weekend. Ben Gruber is a young man who first contacted me several years ago while he was a paramedic in Middleton. Ben is now KAMO’s Vice President and the energy that started the Chippewa River Chapter, as that is where Ben now lives. Ben Smelcer is from Necedah and his family is friends of mine. Keith Crispell was my daughter Selina’s 2nd grade teacher and I volunteered in Keith’s classroom for that school year. Keith Crispell helped Ben to get his first deer on this hunt, lots of smiles on both of their faces. Perhaps the best story of all is Matt Brewer and his three

sons, David who is 21, Sam 12 and Isaac who is 11. The loss of his first wife, and some tough health issues in the family since then, has kept Matt from spending as much time in the outdoors with his boys as he would have liked to. Today, 12-year-old Sam Brewer who was being mentored by Tyler Frank, a young man on the Middleton Police Dept (friend of Ben Gruber's), harvested a beautiful 8-point buck. To watch the Brewer family enjoy both camp and listen to their stories was very cool. I see a Poynette Chapter of KAMO on the horizon, there has been a lot of interest. Please check out the website, no matter where you are in Wisconsin, we can make this work! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sunset

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Christmas in Necedah BY STEVE NORLING

With the temperature hovering around zero or just below, the Necedah Christmas Parade went off as scheduled. At just a little after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening December 15th, the floats began leaving the staging area near St. James Lutheran Church. While it was a surprise to many people there were probably close to two hundred people along the street, braving the cold to watch a great parade. Many people were in their vehicles watching, but many more were outside in the cold. To give you an idea of how cold it was, my camera froze up twice and I had to go back to my vehicle to warm it up. Thus I missed many excellent pictures of the floats. One of the reasons that this was probably the best Necedah Christmas parade yet was the amount of time Michael

Hedrington put in to get the amount of floats and other entries that wound up coming. He canvassed Mauston, Tomah, New Lisbon, and the surrounding area inviting businesses to enter this year’s parade. It paid off by there being about forty-five entries that showed up. The high point of the parade for most of the youngsters was the arrival of Santa Claus riding in a wagon, pulled by two horses. His reindeer were left at the North Pole to get ready for the big day. The Necedah Parade is sponsored by the Necedah Fire and Rescue Department. This year’s judging was done by three Necedah Lions Club members; Dave Arnold, Mary Richard and Larry Wargowsky. They said afterward that this year’s choices for winners were very difficult. The winners were 1st Place-“ABATE”, 2nd Place-“Beta Sigma Phi Sorority”, 3rd

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