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2014 GUIDE WAUSHARA COUNTY

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2014 Coming Events

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Plainfield Business Association, Inc. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Plainfield Community Center

Plainfield Area - Waushara County’s Northwest Corner Gateway to the Northland Amanda’s Brokerage American Family Insurance Area Wide Service Bancroft State Bank Central Sands Inc. Farago & Son Plumbing & Trenching Flowers By Ken Fox Oil Co. General Engineering Hair Haven Styling Salon Handle Stillman Printing

John Carlson Mini-Storage Jim Rayome Insurance North Central Irrigation Pheasant Prairie Plainfield Bar & Bowl Plainfield Feed & Supply Portage County Bank R Bar-N-Grill Royal Supermarket Union Telephone Co. Windows Plus

Come see what’s new at the Plainfield Business Association Members’ locations


Welcome to The Silvercryst

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Motel & Lodge

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81 apartments 750 sq. ft. one bedroom apartments 842 sq. ft. two bedroom apartments 40 CBRF private rooms Handicap accessible throughout Modern fire and safety features Mail delivery & pickup in facility Spacious central dining room Satellite television in all rooms Emergency call system Centrally located laundry facilities Individually controlled heat in rooms No security deposits required

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Rates Starting at $1,850 per month

Heartland House 668 W. Cummings Rd., Wautoma, WI 54982 - 920-787-2467


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EL POPO

Mexican/American Restaurant 340 East Main St., Wautoma

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6 A.M.-9 P.M. Restaurant 920-787-3997 - Grocery 920-787-3300

•Daily Specials •Cocktails •Beer •Margaritas •Mexican Menu •Breakfasts •Sandwiches •Appetizers •Desserts •Dinners •Seafood •Italian Dishes •Steaks & Chops •Salads

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Locally Owned for 15 Years!

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“Where Old-Fashioned Value Isn’t Out of Style” Spring Lake Store is a store that takes you back in time with the old hardwood floors and with many products that you can no longer find in many big stores today. We wish to welcome you to share in a touch of our world... where great quality, commitment and great service is all in the family.

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Specializing in Bulk & Natural Foods

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Your Hometown Hardware Store - Locally Owned & Operated by Paul & Deb Miller

201 W. Main St., Wautoma 920-787-3419

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Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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HCustom Paint Matching HKey Cutting HSmall Engine Sales & Service (Pick Up Available) HScreen & Window Repair HLock Rekeying HChainsaw Sharpening HPipe Threading

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REWARDS PROGRAM “LOW OVERHEAD MEANS LOWER EVERYDAY PRICING” WE SERVICE EVERYTHING WE SELL INCLUDING ALL MAKES & MODELS OF SMALL ENGINES


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Jump In! The water is great in Waushara County. Contact the Pietsch Team at First Weber Group for your real estate needs!

~ KUSEL LAKE, WILD ROSE ~

The Pietsch Team 114 E Main St. Wautoma WI peachteam5@gmail.com 920-570-0341 Pamela 920-570-1370 Michael 920-570-0084 Jen 920-570-0133 Annie/Rob www.firstweber.com


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Discover Central Wisconsin’s “best kept secret” 27 holes of Championship Golf featuring two peninsula greens. Always a Great Product for a Great Price!!

Each nine has its own distinct “flavor” and is delicately laid out to provide a balanced interaction with water, forest, environmentally sensitive areas, and spirited elevation changes.

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We specialize in group outings

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Banquet facilities available


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Inside Storage Pick-up & Delivery Services

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Waushara County Guide Index Churches............................................................... Pages 114-116 Coming Events........................................................ Pages 54-56 Cottage Rentals............................................................... Page 49 Emergency Numbers & Fire Departments................. Page 22 Service Organizations......................................... Pages 74 & 75 Waushara County Map...................................... Pages 70 & 71 Waushara County Offices.......................................................77 Waushara County Parks......................................Page 20 & 21 Waushara Area Zip Codes & Post Offices............... Page 112 Waushara County Guide Directory................. Pages 109-112

Thanks to Waushara County Parks Department, and Everyone in Waushara County Who Contributed to the Guide.

Many thanks to Waushara County Artist Sam Timm for providing the cover for the 2014 Guide.


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Welcome to Waushara County Each year Wautoma Newspapers Inc., is pleased to publish the Waushara County Guide. The guide has become a valuable tool to promote our beautiful county and all that it has to offer. We hope that you will enjoy it from cover to cover. This year’s guide features full color throughout and gives you an overview of the county and the activities it offers throughout the year. We also include information and phone contacts for local government and schools. We are fortunate to have wildlife artist Sam Timm living in Wautoma. Each year he does not hesitate to supply us with the cover for this publication. Timm shares his love of wildlife through his paintings and has won many state and national awards. In a publication to promote this area, the packaging is so very important. We make the guide as informative as possible. We not only invite you to vacation here, but we would love you to make Waushara County your home. Our guides continue to win awards in the Wisconsin and National Newspaper contests for providing a “great read” for visitors and residents. We have made every attempt to include events happening throughout the county and information on the many gift and antique shops in the area.

The advertisers in Waushara and adjoining counties have made this publication possible. Our thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2014 Waushara County Guide including the advertisers and the Waushara County Parks Department. If you would like to be included in the 2015 Guide, please call (920) 787-3334 and we would be happy to put you on our call list. We are very proud of the guide and all that it offers and we invite you to be a part of it. To keep up with the news in Waushara County we invite you to pick up a weekly copy of the Waushara Argus and Central Wisconsin Resorter. You can also look us up on the web at www.wausharaargus.com. There is a link to view the entire 2014 Waushara County Guide online. Our e-mail address is argus@wausharaargus.com.

We hope you enjoy the guide and whether you are visiting or you live here, we hope you enjoy each and everyday in Central Wisconsin. Mary Kunasch, Senior Publisher Waushara Argus/Resorter and the 2014 Waushara County Guide Phone (920) 787-3334 or Fax (920) 787-2883 or email: argusmary@wausharaargus.com


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Waushara County Master Gardeners Promote Education and Beautify Local Communities Waushara County Master Gardeners Association (Shar-a-Gardeners) has 56 members and is one of 55 Master Gardener Associations in Wisconsin. Members work closely with the UW-Extension to promote community education and to beautify local communities through work in public gardens in and surrounding Waushara County. The Master Gardener Association welcomes everyone who is interested in growing flowers, landscaping their home, growing fruit trees and vegetables or learning about the environment. Members have the opportunity to take guided field trips, tour member gardens and learn from hands-on demonstrations at our meetings. If you have some time to join Master Gardeners in maintaining the beautiful community gardens that help demonstrate how to care for the environment, please contact us. Gardens are located in Wautoma, Redgranite, Plainfield and at the Research Station at Hancock. You do not need to be a certified Master Gardener to be an active member. Certified Master Gardeners have completed 36 hours of initial classroom instruction through UW-Extension. They also provide a minimum of 24 hours of community volunteer service and receive a minimum of 10 hours ongoing education each year. The Master Gardener Association offers a biannual garden seminar. The next seminar will be held in 2015. The 2014 annual plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Waushara County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The plants offered for sale are grown by members and the proceeds support all the community gardens and educational offerings the organization provides. Master Gardeners are present at the sale to answer questions and assist in locating resources for the home garden. Watch the Waushara Argus for more detailed information about the plants that will be at this year’s sale. The Master Gardener Association also puts in many volunteer hours helping at the Hancock Research Station gardens and holding the annual Open House. The 2014 Open House will be held Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include the perennial gardens, raised garden beds, shade gardens, bulb gardens, ponds, a torii garden, and some annual displays. The

gardens are open to the public from dawn to dusk daily, and include demonstrations and informational booths to help visitors learn more about gardening in sandy soil. Other services provided by the Master Gardeners include offering public speakers on gardening topics, demonstrations for community groups, and gardening informational columns in the Waushara Argus. The Master Gardeners provide the design and maintenance of community gardens in the Waushara County area. The 24 community gardens maintained by the Master Gardeners include: •Wautoma: the library and WWII building; the city parking lots; the Women’s Club Park flag planter; the fairgrounds exhibit building; city hall and the post office •Redgranite: the library flowerbed and Veterans Building •Wild Rose area: the Historical Society Museum and the Covered Bridge •Plainfield: the Garden Square and Plainfield Public Library •Berlin: the May Pole by the bridge and Veterans Memorial Garden in Riverside Park •Hancock: the Research Station gardens The Waushara County Master Gardeners meet bi-monthly, the last Wednesday of the month, in the Demonstration Room at the Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend. More information is available from the UW-Extension Office at 920787-0416 or on the Wisconsin Master Gardener website www. wimastergardener.org and click on local association to find further information about the Waushara County Master Gardeners.


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Four seasons of fun always available

From a quiet picnic at Curtis Lake on a warm summer day to cross country skiing along the rolling hills at Kusel Lake County Park on a cold winter morning, Waushara County maintains 14 park properties, including 12 parks, county fairgrounds, and the seven-mile Bannerman hiking and snowmobile trail. Parks vary in size from the 383-acre Mt. Morris Hills to the one-acre Willow Creek Park. Each provides unique opportunities for outdoor recreation. George Sorenson Natural Area at Hartford Lake Named after former Waushara County Board Chairman George Sorenson, the newest county park is located on nineacre Hartford Lake in the Town of Deerfield. The 70-acre park remains largely undeveloped. Highlights of this rustic park include miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails and 2,000 feet of undeveloped lake shoreline. The park provides carry-in access for canoes and other non-motorized small craft. Special fishing regulations were set by the state. Motors are not allowed. Park officials ask that fishermen practice catch-and-release so that everyone can enjoy this resource. Mt. Morris Hills County Park Listed as one of the author’s favorite parks in the recent book, County Parks of Wisconsin, Mt. Morris Hills is the largest and most popular park in the Waushara County Park System. This park offers spectacular views from a vantage point 300 feet above the surrounding countryside. Fall colors bring many sightseers to the top of the “mountain”. Facilities include a softball diamond, tennis and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, restrooms and shelter house. This park is very popular for family reunions, company picnics and other celebrations. The north slope of the Mt. Morris Hills Park is leased to the Nordic Mountain Ski Area, which runs one of the area’s finest downhill ski facilities. Otto Brey County Park Donated to the county by the Brey family in 1977, Otto Brey County Park has seen many improvements over the years. Located on the Auroraville Millpond, facilities include a large picnic shelter, boat launch, softball diamond, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and playground equipment. Much of the development was made possible by the Aurora Snowblazers, a local snowmobile and service club. The Snowblazers hold a fisheree on the ice each winter at the Otto Brey County Park. Marl Lake County Park Marl Lake County Park provides lake access and is a popular swimming area. A shelter house and restrooms are available, along with children’s play equipment. The 24 acres of park and land provides the park user an opportunity to explore. Marl Lake County Park is located 5 ½ miles west of Wautoma on County Road C and ¼ miles north on 12th Avenue in the Town of Deerfield. Pony Creek County Park Located on the west shore of Lake Poygan, shoreline fishing is the main attraction of Pony Creek County Park. This peninsula park provides those without boats a great opportunity to try their luck at fishing. The shelter house at

Pony Creek Park offers spectacular views of Waushara’s largest lake. Lake Alpine County Park Constructed in 1971, Lake Alpine is a 66-acre man-made lake and also home to Lake Alpine County Park. This 15-acre park provides access to the lake as well as over 1,900 feet of shoreline, including the earthen dam structure. Lake Alpine is a popular swimming and picnicking spot. Facilities available include a shelter house, volleyball court and playground equipment. Kusel Lake County Park Located on the eastern shore of shallow, sandy bottomed Kusel Lake, the 90-acre park offers the most diverse recreational opportunities of all Waushara County Parks. Activities include swimming, hiking, volleyball, tennis, basketball and cross country skiing. Facilities include two shelter houses with restrooms and playground equipment. Other Waushara County Parks Big Hills Lake, Lake Huron, and Curtis Lake County Parks all provide lake access, picnic facilities and restrooms. Swimming is a popular activity at Curtis Lake and Lake Huron Parks. Any of these lakes might become your “secret” fishing spot. Shelter houses at Lake Alpine, Kusel Lake, Mr. Morris Hills, Otto Brey, and Pony Creek Parks can be reserved for large group use. Reservations can be made by calling the Waushara County Parks office beginning the first working day following New Year’s Day each year. There is a $25 fee for the shelter reservation. Resources Available The Waushara County Parks Department currently maintains the County Recreational Map, Guide to Area Lake Access/Boat Landings, and County Bicycle Route Booklet. Up-to-date listings of hotel/motel facilities and campgrounds are also available. These promotional materials are available upon request or on the Waushara County website at www. co.waushara.wi.us/parks.htm. Waushara County Parks For All Seasons The hours for Waushara County Parks are from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. The parks are open year round, except Mt. Morris, which is open from April until November. Tables and grills are available for use throughout all of the parks. Shelter reservations can be made by calling the Parks Department at 920-787-7037 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please allow at least two weeks notice prior to your event. There is a $25 fee for shelter reservations. The following parks have picnic shelters: •Lake Alpine •Kusel Lake Upper Shelter •Kusel Lake Lower (No reservations) •Mt. Morris Hills •Otto Brey •Marl Lake (no reservations) •Pony Creek Please note the Parks Department will begin taking shelter reservations on the first workday after Jan. 1 for the New Year.


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Berlin Public Library is the place to go for fun and facts Location: 121 West Park Avenue, Berlin, WI 54923 Phone: 920-361-5420; Fax: 920-361-5424 Library Co-Directors: Christine Carroll and Diane Disterhaft The Berlin Public Library, which offers a wide variety of resources and activities to Berlin area residents and area visitors, is the place to go for fun and facts. The library offers regular programming to community adults, which now includes gardening, craft demonstrations, historical movies, music, forensic demonstrations, and much more. In addition, a knitting group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. “Book Discussion,” which is held once a month, is an informal discussion of a pre-selected book, and is a growing favorite event among area adults. Also added to the library’s programming are big screen movies for children. Visitors to the Berlin Public Library will find a large volume of materials available, including regular print and large-print books, magazines, audio-books, videotapes and DVDs, music CDs, home-schooling curriculum, newspapers, Internet workstations, computer games and game workstations, and an online catalog. A special collection of local history materials is also available for public use, including cemetery records, census records from 1850 to the present, and Berlin newspapers from 1863 to the present. Equipment available for use by the public includes a microfilm reader and printer, and Microsoft Office workstations. The Berlin Public Library provides a variety of services for public use, with free WiFi, a reference service, reader’s advisory, an electronic books download service, story time for pre-schoolers with special performances for families, and a summer reading program for school-age children. A meeting room is also available free for use by non-profit groups and for a fee to for-profit groups, on an appointment basis. An additional new feature to the library is the ability of the staff to resurface disks, including DVDs, music CDs, game CDs, and CD books for the public at a nominal fee. This means that if a disk is damaged due to scratching, you can

bring it to the library to have the staff use a special resurfacing machine to remove the scratches, allowing you to take home a refurbished disk rather than having to discard it. For those who need special services, the library provides a computer workstation for the visually-impaired, a magnifier, and home-delivery for those unable to get to the library. The Berlin Public Library provides access to the Internet, along with brief instruction in Internet use when needed. The library’s website is located at www.berlinlibrary.org and can be used to check on availability of reading materials; reserve books; access to local information, medical data bases, the index for obituaries, Badgerlink and Zinio for magazines and newspapers, and WorldCat for collections at state-wide libraries; Mango for foreign language-learning; E-Books; and audio-books. Interlibrary loans for Berlin users, provided through the Winnefox Library System, offers access to materials in libraries throughout the state and nation. The library is open six days a week. Winter hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours are the same, with the exception of Saturday hours, which are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. Story-time is held each Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and Thursday from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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Berlin Senior Center provides daily activities for area adults

Berlin Senior Center Location: 142 Water St., Berlin, WI 54923 Phone: 920-361-5422 Email: seniorcenter@cityofberlin.net Staff: Karen Neuman, Senior Programming and Community Recreation Director; Marilyn Henke, Senior Programming Assistant; Dorothy Kafer, Music Director The Berlin Senior Center provides something of interest and fun for everyone, with a daily calendar of activities and events. Some of these activities include: •Low-Impact Exercise Classes: Held each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. •Line-Dancing: Held weekly on Mondays •Painting Classes: For beginners and advanced; held every Thursday. •Bowling: Held every Monday afternoon and Tuesday mornings at the Berlin Lanes. •Day Bus Trips: One per month. •Bunko Parties: Second Wednesday of each month. •PoKeNo: Each Wednesday afternoon. •Woodcarving Class: Every Wednesday morning. •Card Parties: Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons; includes Sheepshead, Smear, Poker, and Bridge. •In the Kitchen: The third Tuesday of each month; a favorite recipe demonstration, followed by a potluck. •Quilting: Held last Thursday of the month. •Harmonica Group: Every Friday morning. •Immunization Clinic: Located at the Senior Center, but must call ahead at 920-294-4070 to make arrangements for vaccination type, etc.

•Triad Meeting: Held the second Tuesday of each month, it is a meeting with a Green Lake County Sheriff’s Department officer and a Berlin Police officer to give up-todate information and tips to adults. In addition, the center offers daily men and women’s poolshooting, crafts, and monthly birthday parties. The center also has a musical group, “The Berlin Senior Singers,” that is very active and performs one or two times per week. Other groups may book them to perform by calling ahead and making a reservation. They perform for a nominal fee. The Berlin Senior Center also provides valuable services to area residents, including transportation in a van, with responsible drivers, to medical appointments, shopping, etc. This service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those that are 55 years of age or older, including those that are disabled or homebound. Handicapped equipment is also available for loan. Berlin and surrounding-area seniors may also eat lunch at the senior center. Two hired workers prepare the meals in the center’s kitchen for those who stay for lunch. A registered dietician screens all of the menus to be certain that the meals are nutritious and well balanced. In addition to the individuals who stay for lunch at the center, meals are also delivered to those people who are confined to their homes. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. A calendar of events is available at the center each month. All area seniors are welcome to attend and participate in the senior center events. For more information, visit the center’s website at www. cityofberlin.net and “like” on Facebook.


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Community Health Network offers over 100 years of healthcare Just think about this - your community hospital has been in existence in Berlin since 1911. That is over 100 years of healthcare right at your fingertips! Although numerous changes, relocations, and advancements have taken place, their commitment to improving the health of people remains the top priority. At CHN, top-notch care has grown by leaps and bounds. Did you know there are over 30 physicians on staff at CHN? Along with these staff physicians, there are over 25 Specialty Physicians that offer their services at CHN – specialists in Cardiology, Dermatology, Pain Management, Neuro-Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, and Podiatry, to name a few. This team of professionals work together to specialize in caring for you! Technology is a top priority for the organization as CHN has made significant investments in radiologic technology and equipment and has state of the art Breast MRI Imaging and MRI Guided Breast Biopsies, CT Angiography, Cardiac CT, Digital Radiography, Digital Mammography, DEXA Bone Density Testing, Cardiac Stress Testing, 3D/4D Ultrasound Studies, and Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) capabilities. Community Health Network’s main campus is at 225 Memorial Drive in Berlin. They can be reached at 920-

361-1313 or 1-800-236-1283 and online at www.chnwi.org. CHN affiliates include: Berlin Memorial Hospital, CHN Anticoagulation Clinic, CHN Cardiopulmonary Services, CHN Diabetic Education, CHN Emergency Department, CHN Family Birth Center, CHN Foundation, CHN Hematology and Oncology, CHN Home Care, CHN Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHN Occupational Health, CHN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, CHN Pharmacy-Green Lake and Wautoma, CHN Radiology, CHN Rehabilitation, CHN Sleep Medicine, CHN Surgical Care Center, CHN Urology, CHN Volunteer Services, CHN Walk-in Care, CHN Wound Care, Juliette Manor, Juliette Terrace, and CHN Medical Group with medical centers in Berlin (including our EastRidge, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice locations), Green Lake, Markesan, Montello, Princeton, Ripon, and Wautoma. Community Health Network has all the pieces in place to help with your healthcare needs. It is their mission to provide you superior services from start to finish.


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First Saturday Coloma Craft and Flea Market Mark your calendars for the fourth season of the “First Saturday Craft & Flea Markets” beginning May 24 on Memorial Day weekend. The first Saturday markets run through Oct. 4 and are sponsored by the Coloma Area Historical Society at the Coloma Community Park. Watch for flea market signs and flags flying at the park south of Hwy. 21 on CH.   Booths and tables are set up in a tree-shaded area immediately adjacent to the Historic Spalding General Store and Museum. Registration fees are modest and may be paid for in advance or on market day if space is available. Parking is ample, restroom facilities handy, lunch, good food and snacks are available, and there is a fun playground for the kids on the grounds. A variety of vendors offer a nice selection of crafts, antiques and collectibles, rummage, seasonal produce, baked goods, flea market items, and much more. Visitors and vendors are encouraged to check out other Coloma shops, stores, and restaurants featuring “First Saturday Specials” while they are in town. Dates are May 24, June 7, June 29 (during Chicken Chew), July 5, Aug. 2, Aug. 30 (Labor Day weekend), and Oct. 4 (during Coloma Fall Fest). Some dates may be subject to change.  For more information and to reserve space, you may call Karen at 715-228-2109 or visit the CAHS website at www. colomahistorical.org to download the registration form.

Concerts in the Park Come on out for a summertime picnic supper in the park.  Toe-tapping music by popular area bands in July and August continue the tradition of old time summer evening concerts in the park. Brats, hot dogs, popcorn, and other snacks will be sold in the pavilion of the Coloma Community Park before the show, starting at 5:30 p.m. and during the evening performance. The bar will be open for soft drinks and adult beverages.  The July 11 concert will feature the Del Rays, 50s and 60s style on Aug. 7, CAHS will once again showcase the popular Clauson Family Music Show.  This is a family friendly event with a play area for the youngsters. There is no admission but it is a “pass-the-hat” event. Be sure and bring your lawn chairs to stake out a good spot for the evening. Check out the website for the CAHS at www.colomahistorical.org. You may also call CAHS President Sue Apps at the Coloma Hotel, 715-228-2401, or 715-228-2622.  Write to CAHS at P.O.Box 245, Coloma, WI 54930.

Coloma Cycling Club discovers adventure on Waushara County back roads Grab your bike helmet and bicycle or drive on over to the Coloma Hotel each Saturday morning for great Coloma Cycling Club bicycle outings. Coloma Hotel owner Sue Apps and Tom Pintar of Coloma plan the weekly rides that run from May to September each Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Coloma Cycling Club is open to anyone at no cost. The rides start out at the Coloma Hotel with some basic bicycle safety tips and information for all levels of riders. Helmets are encouraged and water bottles essential. Riders may bring their own bikes or may rent a new Trek or helmet at the hotel. Shorter rides (8 - 10 miles) are planned early in the season and rides will increase in length as the group progresses to about 15 - 18 miles each morning. Each weekly ride will feature a special tour or interesting destination in the area. Waushara County has many beautiful scenic roads, parks, and points of interest to explore at a leisurely pace with the Coloma Cycling Club. The group averages between eight and 12 riders every week but as many as 17 people showed up on one particular Saturday. So far, riders have come from Wautoma, Wild Rose, Westfield, Wood Lake, Pleasant Lake, Hancock, Montello, and Portage. A few visitors have even dropped in to ride from Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, and Japan. For more information or to sign-up, call Sue Apps at 715228-2401.

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Coloma Area Historical Society: preserving Coloma area history for the future

In 2014, the Coloma Area Historical Society (CAHS) will look to the future with an exciting new venture. A new “Carriage House,” just to the north of the Spalding General Store Museum. Over the past six years, because of so many generous donations of vintage and historic items from area community members, storage and display space was full.  The Carriage House will allow for archiving and special exhibits to continue to celebrate and preserve the rich history of Coloma’s past.  The building campaign is now in high gear, so consider your tax-free donation by sending your check to CAHS Carriage House Building Fund at P.O. Box 245, Coloma, WI 54930. Seven years ago, the fledgling historical society took the initiative to rescue the old 1878 Spalding General Store and Post Office in Coloma Corners that was slated for demolition.  With the effort of many volunteers, the historic old building was moved to the Community Park in Coloma and restored.  Visitors now walk a footpath of commemorative pavers and look for family names as they take a step back in time at the Spalding General Store Museum.   Inside the museum, a growing collection of old general store items and post office memorabilia takes a nostalgic look back at the good old days.  Over 1,700 visitors have enjoyed the old-time store displays and special exhibits so far. As part

of the CAHS mission to “Preserve Coloma area history for future generations” and to “Educate the community about our past,” popular elementary school tours are held to introduce students to a simpler and gentler time in Coloma.  This year, featured exhibits in June, July and August will focus on: “The History of the Coloma Public Library”; “The Coloma Fire Department’s Historic Past”; and “Remembering Coloma Schools Through the Years.” The Spalding Store Museum is open Saturdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays or other special days by appointment.

Nibbles ‘n Sips in the park June 27 Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a “newbie” to the fine art of wine tasting, you will find fine wines and varietals with a gourmet selection of cheeses and other tasty “nibbles” at the second annual Nibbles ‘n Sips event.  This enjoyable experience is sponsored by the Coloma Business Association at the Pavilion in the Coloma Community Park and Gardens. New this year, craft beers, along with wines from Wisconsin and other wineries around the country, will be offered for sampling.  Look for wine and beer ‘experts’ at the event who will share tasting notes with you to help enhance your tasting experience.  Fun raffles, giveaways, and drawings for prizes will take place during the evening.  Watch the Argus for more details in spring or contact CBA President Vicki Adams at 715-228-2091 or Sue Apps at the Coloma Hotel at 715-228-2401.

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Fall Fest to be held Oct. 4 Enjoy a Saturday celebration of fall at the Coloma Fall Fest on Oct. 4, 2014. This annual event, sponsored by the Coloma Business Association and their participating members, promises to offer something for everyone. Start the day with a 5K run/walk to whet your appetite. Sample a variety of delicious foods from local vendors, a popular Beer Garden, music, games, prizes and more.   Bid on a variety of creative gift baskets to take home from local businesses and friends of the Coloma Business Association. Calling all crafters and vendors!  A special CAHS Fall Flea Market will be open with shortened hours in downtown Coloma.  Reserve your space by calling Karen at 715-2282109.  Shop the downtown marketplace for bargains and check out the specials all around town offered by participating businesses.  Watch for details in the Argus for your chance to win a Shopping Spree at the Coloma Super Market. Vote for your favorite decorated scarecrows on the streets of Coloma in a contest to pick the best of the bunch.  Call CBA President Vicki Adams at 715-228-2091 or Sue Apps at the Coloma Hotel at 715-228-2401 for more information and plan to spend a great fall day in Coloma.

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Come often and stay long at the Coloma Public Library Location: 155 Front Street, Anna Follett Memorial Center Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Note: for June, July, and August the library is open on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) With the ongoing theme of “come often and stay long”, the Coloma library has endeavored to become one of the busiest small libraries in Waushara County. With patronage growing on a monthly basis, the Coloma Public Library often has a total of more visitors in a month than the population of the village. The library is part of an extensive network of libraries known as the Winnefox Library system. This arrangement allows patrons to access books or other items from any of the 33 libraries within the system. If a book, CD book, Cassette book, DVD, or VHS is not available at their library, the patron or librarian simply locates the item in the library computer catalog, then they type in their request and the item is sent to that library. Your librarian is also able to obtain more obscure books from across the United States through Interlibrary Loan. The Coloma Library has a large assortment of items for public use, such as five computers, three laptop computers, and a copy machine with both black and white and color features. Faxing and laminating are also available. There are a variety of books available for every type of

reader, from large print, young adult, adult, and children. The library has a large non-fiction section that is set up facing forward so that you can enjoy browsing. The children’s section is also done in this popular style. Children can browse through the books and see the fronts of each book not just the spines. Books and music on CD and movie DVD’s are also two very popular check out items at the library. Another popular feature at the Coloma Library is its wireless connection. A patron can bring their laptop, portable reading device, or mp3 player and download what they need from the web. The Coloma Library also offers various services through the Coloma Library site at www.colomalibrary.org. For example, there is Overdrive, which has downloadable audiobooks, electronic books, music, and videos for your PC. There is also the EBSCO eBook Collection, which is handy for homework and after-hours reference work. Perhaps the most used reference site is the Auto Repair Reference Center, which has maintenance, repair and recall information for vehicles 1954-present. The library is directed by Sandy Zuehlke, who oversees many special programs at the library. She coordinates the events for the summer reading program. For more information you can call the Coloma Public Library at 715-228-2530.

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Always ready for a new venture, the Coloma Players presented “The Final Cut” in spring of 2013. The gala Mystery Dinner was set in Hollywood and guests were encouraged to answer the casting-call and come in costume appropriate for the “Red Carpet.”   The idea was for guests to figure out “whodunit” during the elegant dinner catered by Lavore’s Ristorante on the Hill in Coloma. The glamor and glitz of Coloma Players cast members and guests added to the evening’s fun as everyone got into the act.  “Dead in Deadwood” was the setting for the Mystery Dinner in the fall with an 1880s western theme.  Once again, cast members and guests dressed for the occasion as cowboys and saloon girls. The non-profit Coloma Players are proud to sponsor scholarships to local high school seniors from Montello, Wild Rose, Westfield, Wautoma and Tri-County Area Schools. The $400 scholarships are for high school seniors majoring in the performing arts in college.  For more information about the next Coloma Players Mystery Dinner in spring 2014, watch for information in the Waushara Argus or call Guy or Lauretta Kaplan at 715-228-3662.  The Anna Follett Memorial Center will be the “scene of the crime” once again.


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The “Not Quite” Coloma Players are seriously quite funny Back in 2006, several members of the Coloma Players attended the week-long Rhinelander School of the Arts to improve their theater skills by taking improvisational theater classes. As a community theater, the Coloma Players have been presenting one or two plays each year for over 30 years. Improvisational comedy turned out to be a lot of fun and they decided to add it to their repertoire. Soon, the “Not Quite” Coloma Players improv comedy troupe found new audiences. Think Second City in Chicago, Elaine May and Mike Nichols along with a host of Saturday Night Live alumnae; all with improvisational comedy in their backgrounds. The “Not Quite” Coloma Players involve their audiences using a game format with suggestions for bits coming from the audience for characters, times, and places to set the scenes. And then the fun begins when the players have to wing it and go for laughs with rapid fire comebacks. Some players are very physical in their comedy style and some are more cerebral, but they are always funny. The key is audience participation. “We have done fundraisers, Christmas Parties, library shows, coffee house gigs, and recently, a Murder Mystery Dinner. Watch for ‘Live on the Deck’ performances at the Coloma Hotel on the third Saturday of each month in the summer for three dates in 2014,” Coordinator, Carl Merola said. “We are open to doing anything, and anyone who wants to take part is welcome.” As a non-profit organization, the Coloma Players have given back to the community by providing over $10,000 in scholarships through the years to high school seniors planning to major in the performing arts.

Coloma Book Club will celebrate 16th anniversary in 2014 In February 1998, the Coloma Book Club met for the first time at the Coloma Library. The original reading group of five members all shared the same passion for books and reading. The members started out by reading “Seed Folk” by Paul Fleischman a story about a small community of folks who decide to plant a garden together. In the process, they grew something wonderful. Today, there are 11 members, ages 40s to 90s, who have found a stimulating community of booklovers. The list of books read is growing and well on the way to 200 titles. Many of the original members are still in the group. New members over the last few years bring a variety of backgrounds and interests that adds much to the book conversations. Discussion and viewpoints are encouraged and light refreshments keep the group lively. The Coloma Book Club is always looking for new members and good books to read or to listen to on audio. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month about 10-11 times per year. Anyone interested in joining or starting a new week night book club may call Pat Pintar at 715-228-2095 for more information.

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It’s a great day to be in Coloma Coloma has taken on a slogan that can often be heard and felt throughout the community – “It a great day to be in Coloma.” There are several areas of historical interest that you can discover in Coloma. The village is located just off of I-39 and Hwy 21. The Coloma Hotel, which has been around for over 100 years, is still in operation. The ambiance and beauty of this hotel lets you step back in time but still enjoy modern conveniences. In the Coloma Park is the Spaulding Store, which was moved by the Coloma Historical Society from Coloma Corners. The store is full of memorabilia from a bygone era that has been donated by many local citizens. Part of the museum houses a rotating collection that features a different historical era of Coloma every few months. This building is opened on weekends and during special events in the summer, like the Chicken Chew, Cruise Coloma, and the Harvest Fest. The building was once the local store and post office. An addition beside the building will be added in 2014 that will feature larger items like antique tractors and other antiques. The Village of Coloma, formerly Coloma Station, was founded in 1858. The Village of Coloma was named after the town in California where gold was discovered. Coloma’s lollipop-shaped water tower, constructed in the late 1930’s, was the first of its kind ever built. From this, Coloma attained a bit of fame in the World Book Encyclopedia. Coloma may be a village full of history but that isn’t its only attraction. There is a wide range of nearby recreational opportunities that make Coloma a pleasant place to visit year round. The Coloma School Forest has become a draw for many families looking for a place to hike, picnic, and learn about nature. Several lakes in the area draw boaters, fishermen, and swimmers. During the winter, ice fishing and snowmobiling keep people active. In February, the Coloma Lions host their annual fisheree and snowmobile radar run. Just this year the ATV club added trails within the village of Coloma to give people on their all-terrain vehicles a place to park and access to the businesses in town, as well as access to various ATV routes. Coloma is an ideal place to live and raise a family. Coloma Grade School offers excellent K-6 elementary education. Coloma Elementary School has won the Wisconsin School of Promise award for the last nine years. This prestigious award shows the excellence of this school. The village has a well-kept community park with some of the most beautiful flower arrangements around. This year it attracted the prairie enthusiasts for their yearly function because of the beauty of the flower gardens. However, the park isn’t just flowers, there is a playground, ball diamond, picnic tables, tennis, and ample off street parking. The new tennis court has been approved by the National Tennis Association and is used for lessons and tennis leagues during

the week. Several sponsored competitions have also been held here. Another popular tennis court game, called pickle ball, has found a welcome niche in Coloma. It involves four players playing doubles on a smaller size court. A large shelter house, which is a new addition this year, is available with stoves, refrigerators, hot water, sinks, a serving bar, and a 40 x 50-foot enclosed area. Along with all its other amenities, you can simply visit the part to check out the work of the Friends of the Park, who are avid gardeners. Beautiful flower beds surround the park and are located around the gazebo and at the entrance to the park. For information and reservations contact: Arden Bandt at 715-222-5761. Coloma businesses include a bank, supermarket, liquor store, ice cream store, bridal shop, scrapbooking store, beauty shop, café, gas stations, taxidermy, recycling center, restaurants, historic hotel, car repair shop, hardware store, and much more. This year, Coloma welcomed Subway to the area. This was yet another welcome addition to the local businesses in the area. A Chevy dealer, which has been in Coloma for many years, will soon be seeing a facelift in 2014 as it moves to its new location by the Hoops BP. The businesses have formed the Coloma Business Association, which sponsors several events throughout the year, like Fall Fest, the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, and the spring Women Gone Wild event. The Coloma Business Park is conveniently located on State Route 21, just seconds from the I-39 on-ramp. Development of the park is overseen by the Village of Coloma and the Coloma Industrial Development Corporation. New roads, sewer, and water extensions, and good highway access offer businesses an ideal location in the heart of Wisconsin. For more information, contact Robert Martin at 715-228-3841. Coloma hosts a number of community events and celebrations for residents and visitors alike. The largest event of the year is the annual Coloma Lions Chicken Chew. This two-day event is held each June at the Coloma Village Park. This action-packed weekend includes volleyball, softball tournaments, homemade ice cream and cotton candy, the chicken drop, village wide rummage sales, a parade, and the famous Lions chicken barbecue. For more information contact Wally King at 715-228-4753. The Coloma community is rich with clubs and organizations for all ages and interests, including the Country Country Quilter’s, Yarn Club, Book Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Coloma Players, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Park, Historical Society, Business Association, and many more. Most of these groups hold their regular meetings at the Anna Follett Memorial Community Center. To reserve any date for use of the Community Center call: the Village Office 715-228-2871. For more information about the Coloma area, see their website at www.villageofcoloma.com.


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CAHS Chili Cook-off and Chili Supper held Jan. 25 The CAHS will hold the popular “South of the Border” Chili cook-off and soup and chili supper on Jan. 25, 2014 at the Anna Follett Memorial Center.  Chili cooks are needed for the grand competition, so get those famous family recipes ready now and enter soon.  For the price of admission, “tasters” can sample each chili and may “vote early and often” for all their favorites with quarters or legal tender of any denomination – it’s a fundraiser! The Chili Champ will be the cook with the most cash collected at the end of the festivities and it’s all in fun. A creative selection of valuable gift baskets will be there for lucky bidders to take home. All proceeds of the evening will be used to support the CAHS and future projects. This is a family-friendly event with “South of the Border” themed games, a Piñata bash, and prizes for kids.  Take the chill out of January with some hot chili. Call MJ Bandt at 715-228-5761 for more information or to register your chili for the cook-off.

Clauson’s Barn Theatre in Coloma prepares for another season of music and fun See the Clauson Family Music Show live at their Barn Theatre in Coloma with shows year-round and a special summer and Christmas season. Enjoy a delectable dinner, browse in the Gift Shoppes, pick up a delicious treat from the Coffee Shoppe, and then enjoy a spectacular show filled with great American music from the past and present, including: 50’s and 60’s, Country and Western, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Bluegrass, Ragtime, Gospel, and Comedy. The restored Barn Theatre is heated and air-conditioned, providing the perfect climate for all shows. The 2014 season begins with Sweethearts Shows on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Berlin High School Auditorium and Friday, Feb. 14 at the Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre. Shows in the barn resume in April with An Afternoon with the Country Stars on April 9, 10, 11 and 12. Spend an afternoon filled with music made famous by many of your favorite country stars. The Clauson Family Gospel Hour is on May 15, 16, and 17, filled with Gospel music, hymns, and inspirational songs. The Magnificent Summer Series runs June 17, 18, 19, 20, July 8, 9, 10, 11, and Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15 with 12:30 p.m. dinner shows.  July 16, 17, 18 and 19 features the 1950’s and 60’s Rock n’ Roll Show where you can take a trip back to the fabulous 50’s and 60’s and enjoy a show filled with many of your 50’s and

60’s rock n’ roll favorites. There is also a show-only matinee scheduled for Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. New in August is the Roaring Razzmatazz show, presented on Aug. 22 and 23. With flamboyant musical arrangements, featuring the piano and banjo, this high-energy show also features dazzling costumes and exciting routines that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The Fall Spectacular Music Show runs Sept. 11, 12 and 13, as a special fall performance with spectacular costumes, fantastic sets, and exciting musical arrangements.  October brings The Soulful Sounds of the Steel Guitar on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Enjoy an afternoon filled with country and western music featuring the pedal steel guitar with beautiful instrumentals as well as vocal selections showcasing the soulful sounds of the instrument. The year finishes up with the Christmas season, a sold out event for the past three years. Christmas on the Farm is filled with Christmas music sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Christmas dinner shows are Nov. 18-22 and 29, and Dec. 1-6 and 8-13. For more information or to make reservations, call 715228-2951 or check it out online at www.clausonfamilymusicshows.com. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming show.


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Get the info you need at the Hancock Library

Location: 114 S. Main St., Hancock Hours: Mon. 12-6 p.m., Wed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs 12-6p.m., Fri 12-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hancock Public Library is housed in the historic former village firehouse erected in 1904. A small holding area, which served as a town jail, was attached to the back. The second story of the building was the old town hall. That second floor has been converted into a genealogical area. Historical items fill the walls and shelves. As each item is donated to the historical center another piece of the historical history of Hancock is added. Hours of operation are Wednesday 10 a.m.2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-Noon. In this research area, they have complete sets of several Waushara County newspapers on microfilm, as well as Federal Census Records dating back to the 1850’s. These newspapers include the Hancock/Coloma News, the Plainfield Sun, and the Waushara Argus. Other local history items are also available. By providing materials and services free of charge, the Hancock Library strives to raise the status and the production of the community as a whole. Today, libraries are the only place where information is freely available for everyone, covering a smorgasbord of subjects from all perspectives in a variety of formats, whether it is for educational purposes, leisure, or entertainment. Many people use the Hancock Library to job hunt or to file taxes. A fax machine and copier are available as well. There is also a copy machine attached to the microfilm reader, so if you find an article from an 1895 Waushara Argus that you just have to have you can make a copy. Head Librarian Lisa Eisch commented, “To quote Alvin Toffler, the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,” Eisch continued. “On that note, it is important to keep in mind that your local librarian is an information-literacy counselor who offers personalized help and assistance. Don’t kid yourself -- it’s a jungle out there, and sooner or later you’re going to need professional help to find that ‘needle in the haystack’. It’s important to remember that your local librarian is your personal guide teaching you survival skills for a competitive world in the 21st century.”

So come to the Hancock Library today and let Eisch or one of her assistants help you find what you need. The Hancock Library offers a nice selection of current fiction and nonfiction in several formats, including: books, large print books, video tapes, DVD’s, magazines, and books on tape. The library also has computers with Internet access. You may search the entire 30-library Winnefox System to locate and reserve items using your library card. If the items are not at the Hancock Library, they will be delivered there within the week. If you can’t make it in to search for items, you can call or log on to the library’s website, www.hancocklibrary.org from anywhere to search and reserve items. Additionally, you may access easy-to-use links to quality databases for research needs. You may also sign up for an E-books account. This service must be initially registered at the library but can then be accessed from anywhere that has Internet hook-up. If you listen to audio books, we have the perfect thing for you — our library is now providing access to the OverDrive Digital Audio Book collection. You can download audiobooks to your PC and listen to them on your computer, transfer them to a digital audio player, PDA, or other portable device, or burn them to a CD. It’s easy! Just click on this link for digital audio books, choose one of the great titles available, download, and listen. Search for your favorite book titles or browse through topics of interest. Choose from over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles, anytime day or night. Computers are also available, including one with an easy read screen for people who have some trouble seeing. For more information, call 715-249-5817, email eisch@hancocklibrary.org, or fax 715-249-5815.


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Hancock’s legacy of history draws the interest of all ages The rich history of Hancock begins over a thousand years ago, when the Native Americans of the region constructed the mounds along Hancock and Fish Lake. Tourists have come to Hancock from all over the state to look at the ancient Native American mounds. These historic earthen structures are located at Whistler Mounds Park on Sixth Avenue, adjacent to the Hancock Village Park Campgrounds. There has been considerable work done at the park. More mounds have been cleared of brush and the entire area has been seeded with grass. This makes the mounds more visible. There are also several informational plaques on site that help you understand more of the history of the mounds. A shelter was erected at the park. The supports for this shelter were preserved from the original Soo Line train depot in Hancock. Park benches have also been installed along the path. The mounds were constructed by the late Woodland Indians and date back to 650-1200 A.D. The site is recorded with the National Registry of Historic Places. The area was mapped in 1916 by archeologists as part of the mapping of Indian mounds in the entire county. The article in the Wisconsin Archeologist that chronicles this event is available at the Hancock Public Library. History buffs will also enjoy the microfilm archives at the Hancock Public Library. The library owns the most complete collection of Waushara County newspapers and census reports dating back to the 1850’s. These special collections are currently the most complete resources available in the county for historians and genealogists. Hancock has one of the only remaining GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Buildings still standing. It was built after the Civil War and was a gathering place for veterans until the early 1900’s.  The Village of Hancock is located on the western border of

Waushara County along I-39, just 25 miles south of Stevens Point. The area was first settled in 1854 and many early structures have been preserved and are still in use today. Recently, the American Legion Post 343 dedicated a Veterans Monument that can be seen on the left hand side of the road as you enter Hancock. The Howitzer is placed in honor of all veterans; there is a plaque with the dedication. The Hancock Community Center is the hub of activities, meetings, and special events. The center includes a large hall and several meeting rooms. The Village of Hancock and the Towns of Hancock and Deerfield jointly maintain the building. The hall and meeting rooms are available for public and private use. The Hancock Village Campground is located two miles east of the Village of Hancock on County Highway GG. The campground is perched on the shores of beautiful Fish Lake. It is owned and operated by the Village of Hancock. The park offers swimming, picnicking, a boat launch, and two baseball diamonds. There are 50 camping sites available from April 15 to Oct. 15. For more information, call 715-249-5521. A number of Hancock community events are held throughout the year, including the Lions Winter Fisheree, the Lions Fireman’s Jamboree, American Legion St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, Pea Fest, and the Fall Harvest Festival. A holiday craft fair, softball tournaments, 4-H pancake breakfast, a Christmas parade that is sponsored by the Hancock Enhancement committee, and a snowmobile poker run are just a few more of the events offered throughout the year in Hancock. Hancock offers a hometown atmosphere with abundant recreational and historical attractions to delight the whole family. For more information about Hancock, you can visit their website at www.1Hancock.com.


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Hancock Gardens known as the “smile along the highway” The A.R. Albert and Viletta Hawley-Albert Horticultural Gardens at the Hancock Research Station is known as the “smile along the highway” because it can be seen as you drive along I-39.  In 1995, the garden was designated an All American Selection Display Garden. All American Selections conducts trials at various locations across North America each year to evaluate flowers, bedding plants, and vegetable categories. During the year, the garden can contain a hundred fruit, flower, and vegetable varieties from over 25 seed companies. In this way, visitors are able to see the results of what plants will look like that they may want to order from various seed catalogs. The volunteers and workers at the gardens make an effort to have a good comparison of plants by size, color, shape, variety, and height; however, many people come to the gardens just for the enjoyment and to walk through the various walkways that contains a beautiful variety of plants and flowers. The gardens are open to the public during the summer from dawn to dusk. One of the most important additions to the research station

was the potato building.  The building’s research will help potato farmers in the area with new technologies for growth and storage. This building has already been beneficial in helping potato farmers with increasing their production. Hundreds of varieties of potatoes are tested to find what best fits an area.  The Brian Wallendal Visitor Center is open daily. The center contains information and displays about gardens and agriculture in Central Wisconsin. One of the highlights of the display garden is their Twilight Tour of Fruits, Flowers, and Vegetables. This event takes place every year in August. The evening starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk, and features a hayride tour of the grounds. Extension specialists from the UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and area Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions about insects, weeds, diseases, and gardening in general. The Hancock Research Station can be found by getting off at the Hancock exit (131) off of I-39 then taking a left then another left on County Road V. A picnic shelter and meeting room are available on request. For more information about the Twilight Tour or to arrange a group tour date, call the station at 715-249-5961.

Hancock Historical Center

Family trees are not always that easy to fill. Finding your family roots sometimes involves an incredible amount of searching for a small amount of information. If your family came from the Hancock area then you are in luck. The Hancock Historical Center, located on the second floor above the Hancock Library on Main Street, has many different sources of information that you can use to research your family history. The area where you do your research is full of wonderful bits of Hancock history. As you sit in the research area, surrounded by years of history, you can almost hear the clop of horses’ hooves over the cobblestones or the sounds of the old school bell ringing children to their classes. The building itself is a historical site. It was once the location of the Hancock Fire Department. Where the library is currently housed on the lower level, which was once a jail. As time went on, the second story became the area where court meetings, village meetings, and elections were held. In its restored grandeur, there are many little tidbits of history that you can experience, like a set of doors that are from the old Hamilton furniture store. There are also the remains of the old post office restored to its original look. It even has the post boxes. These little bits of history that surround you just add to the nostalgic ambiance of the historical center. “The original board meetings were held next to a pot-bellied stove,” said Jerry Carlton. “The village hall was located there from 1910 with the fire department located downstairs. It

remained there until the new fire station was built in October of 1967, then the village hall and the fire station were moved there. The bell outside in the courtyard is from the original fire station and was rung from the fire truck.” The center has many items for you to peruse, such as photos, clippings, and documents, as well as the census up to 1930. Last year, they received from the state historical society, the most recent batch of Argus newspapers on microfilm dating to 2001. More recent issues are available in newspaper form. Also available on microfilm are all the copies of the Hancock/ Coloma News and the Plainfield Sun. These newspapers are vital resources in most genealogical research with their birth records and obituaries for the area. They are also a source of the history of the time. You can reference a microfilm from 1865 and read an Argus letter to the editor from a soldier fighting in the Civil War or see how cheap a bag of apples was in 1910, (12 cents). In addition to the microfilm, there are several computers available for research upstairs. A copier is also available so you can get copies of your vital documents. A printer is attached to the microfilm reader so anything you find can be transferred to paper. The center is handicap accessible with a chair lift. Hours of operation are Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to Noon. If you have questions or need to schedule a different time than those available, you can contact head librarian Linda Eisch at eisch@yahoo.com.


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Marquette County...a paradise of birds Marquette County has been a Bird County for three years and is on the Great Wisconsin Birding Trail. You can find the Great Wisconsin Birding maps at http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/ er/birds/trail.htm. Birding in Marquette County is wonderful at any time of the year with fall and spring migrations bringing an outstanding number of birds through the county. From chimney swifts to pelicans, from eagles to warblers, Marquette County is a bird watchers’ paradise. Muirland Bird Club, which meets in Montello, organizes a chimney swift count, a Christmas bird count, and a backyard bird count, among others. They also hold events for the Great International Migratory Bird day in spring. Wisconsin Friends of John Muir and the Marquette County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail host bird walks that take place throughout the county. Contact the President of Muirland Bird Club at daryl@darylchristensen.com for more information. Be sure to check out the new Apuckawa Nature Trail in the Town of Mecan on the shores of Lake Puckaway. Guides are available at the kiosk to tell you what birds you might see. It is on Fox Court off C, east of Montello. A newly installed purple martin house already has residents and they are fun to watch as they zip in and out of the multi-level home. There is a new osprey platform just by the dam in downtown Montello and at least four, if not more, bald eagle nests in the county that are easy to view: one on Buffalo Lake and the other on Montello Lake. There are 10 State Natural Areas in Marquette County and the restored prairies, oak savannas, lakes, rivers, and wetlands all hold aviary gems waiting for you to spot the feathered creatures in their natural habitats. Vireos, owls, ravens, hawks, thrushes, and tanagers are a few you can find in the Mecan River area. Comstock Bog is home to rails, snipe, hawks, owls, wrens, bobolinks, and cranes. Montello Lake and Buffalo Lake host a variety of ducks and terns and you can spot great blue herons, white egrets, swans, and more. Puckaway is home

or at least flyway to short eared owls, cormorants, terns, and more. Red headed and pileated woodpeckers can often be heard and spotted in Marquette County. The song of the whippoorwill can still be heard and watching nighthawks circle in the evening and turkey vulture catching updrafts in summer skies will thrill you. Sandhill cranes arrive in early spring often before all the snow is going and stay all summer. They stage in huge flocks come fall and their primordial call is thrilling to hear. The flash of orange from orioles, the azure blue of bluebirds and the surreal color of the indigo bunting are all here in Marquette County. Hummingbirds, towhees, cedar waxwings...they call Marquette County home. There are plenty of easy access places to sit and watch the skies and waters, too. Well cared for boat landings, public land, walking trails, and more give the visitor access to a world of feathered friends. American White Pelicans stay over for days on Montello Lake, Buffalo Lake, and Puckaway Lake as they migrate north and travel back south in the fall. The wonderful birds are easily photographed and viewed from the shores of the lakes.

Family style festivals in Marquette County It’s all about family and Marquette County has family friendly festivals that offer hometown fun. The first weekend in May is the Montello Fish N Fun that starts on Friday night and goes through Sunday. Find out more at www. montellofishnfunfest.com. The Muirland Bird Club offers bird house building for children the Saturday of the festival with a free bird house per family while they last. There are free pontoon rides, fly-tying classes, a street dance, craft fair, and more at the fun festival. Later in the summer the Montello Rotary celebrates Father Jacques Marquette on the third Saturday in August. Marquette traveled with Louis Joliet on the Fox River from Green Bay to Portage, then to the Wisconsin River and onto the Mississippi in 1673. He passed through the land that would be named in his honor and what we know today as Marquette County. Granite City Run draws serious athletes to the charity event. Westfield is filled with fun during Dairylicious Days in June. It includes a run, a parade, and a street dance, as well as a Strawberry Sociable at the Marquette County Museum in Westfield. Then, come back to Westfield for the Marquette County Fair, always the weekend after the July 4 holiday.

There’s lots of family fun to be had. Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving is always the Westfield Taste and Tour, where you can shop and sample tasty treats. Endeavor hosts its annual chicken broiler fest the third Sunday in July, as well as a delightful Easter egg hunt for the kids each spring. Go to www.endeavorwi.govoffice2.com to get details of other events. Every volunteer fire department has a fundraiser, and what better way to have fun while helping a cause than to eat brats, chicken, or a pork dinner (Newton Fire Department) and dance and laugh than at a Fireman’s picnic in Marquette County? Every holiday has a celebration in Marquette County and July 4 is celebrated in many Marquette County communities including Neshkoro, Montello, Oxford, and Westfield. Then, right after Labor Day weekend is the hugely popular Chicken Barbecue in Westfield on Saturday and the Harrisville Bratfest on Sunday. Last year, over 2,000 pounds of bratwurst were sold. Start planning for family friendly festival fun in Marquette County in 2014!


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Marquette County history runs deep New at the Montello Historic Preservation Society museum in J. P. Vaughn Hall in Montello are exhibits on the famous Montello Granite Quarry, the Montello Woolen Mills circa 1872, WWII flyer Bob Ransom, and a private collection of Indian spear points, arrow heads, and stone tools. Also new is a historical kiosk on County Road C at the Buffalo Lake boat landing went of Montello. It tells the story of the railroad that used to run between Montello and Packwaukee, as well as the effigy mounds that used to circle Buffalo Lake and the steamboats that used to ply the Fox River. There are two historical society museums in Marquette County and other local societies that keep history alive. From corner to corner, from crossroad to crossroad, you’ll find fascinating history throughout Marquette County. Whether you’re fascinated by geology and the formation of our landscapes, Native American history, explorers and fur traders, the first European settlers, military history, or more modern recollections of times gone by, you’ll find it in Marquette County. The Marquette County Historical Society (MCHS) is located on Lawrence Street in Westfield and the Montello Historic Preservation Society is located in downtown Montello. The Packwaukee Historical Society holds a Heritage Day celebration every summer and MCHS has a strawberry sociable in June. Watch for changing exhibits in the Montello Historic Preservation Society’s home in historic J.P. Vaughn Hall. People called this land home as far back as 10,000 BC

when the glaciers had melted and mastodons and giant sloths roamed the tundra-like land, which we now call Marquette County. They and those who came later left behind countless stone and pottery objects that help us know who they were and how they lived. Today you can stand on Observatory Hill, a landmark for native people who, 5,000 years ago, pecked petroglyphs into its bare rhyolite surface or you can walk along the clear rivers where they hunted and fished. French, English, Irish, Scots, and Germans, along with others who wanted to claim a home in the wilderness that was the Wisconsin Territory, clamored to the streams and forests of Central Wisconsin. They used oxen to haul the necessities for beginning a life, followed Indian trails then carved out their own roads, and sought out waterways for power and transportation and looked for rich land that could be farmed. Travel through Marquette County today and you’ll sense the lives that went before you. See the landscape as Native Americans saw it, rich with wildlife. Walk the path of John Muir around a glacial lake. View the mill ponds left from grinding wheat and milling wool. Feel the north woods pull that waterside resorts offered to early vacationers. Come see the restored one room school house on the grounds of the Marquette County Historical Society in Westfield. The school was one of the first established in the county and it’s believed that John Muir’s nieces and nephews attended the school. It was moved to Westfield from Buffalo Township and lovingly restored.

Muir is still here in Marquette County If you love wild landscapes of fern gardens, bogs, and tamarack vistas; or if you long for gentle breezes through canopied oaks and the bright sound of bird song, you’ll fall in love with Marquette County, just as the young John Muir did when he was a lad of 11, just over from Dunbar, Scotland. As a boy, the great naturalist and Father of our National Parks fell in love with all that is wild about Marquette County and the best part of his boyhood memories can still be seen and experienced in Marquette County. Come to John Muir Park in Buffalo Township, Marquette County, and walk the 2.3 mile Ice Age Trail around Ennis Lake in John Muir Park. In 1870, John Muir wrote to his brother, “The happiest days and scrap portions of my life were spent in that old slant-walled garret and among the smooth creeks that trickled among the sedges of Fountain lake meadow.” That “slant-walled garret” was the Muir family’s first home in Marquette County. The great naturalist spent his childhood running through the prairies, climbing the hills, and searching for bird’s nests just south of Montello after he and his father, sister and brother emigrated from Scotland and built a home here so the rest of the family could follow. John was 11 years old in 1849 when he first saw the lovely little lake that became so dear to him and where his father, Daniel, in May of that year, stopped the oxen hauling the household goods and began a new life. In My Boyhood and Youth, Muir wrote, “Oh that glorious Wisconsin wilderness! Everything new and pure in the

very prime when Nature’s pulses were beating highest and mysteriously keeping time with our own! Young hearts, young leaves, flowers animals, the winds and streams and the sparkling lake, all wildly, gladly rejoicing together!” That glorious Wisconsin wilderness has been preserved in Muir Park off County Road F, south of Montello, where you can walk the land that John Muir loved so much. The Ice Age Trail takes you through prairie, forest, and wetlands where the landscape changes beautifully with the seasons. Muir tried three times to buy this piece of land from his brother after he began his extensive travels that took him to Alaska, California, and Canada. Although he wasn’t successful in preserving his glorious childhood lake, others did for him and you can revel in that glorious Wisconsin wilderness. Walk up Observatory Hill, a State Natural Area and one of John Muir’s favorite places when he lived in Marquette County. Stroll down 13th Road from Gillette Road and you’ll be walking on the road that a young Muir helped build across a swamp using Tamarack logs and called a corduroy road. Then stop at the Wee White Kirk where John’s father Daniel preached and at the cemetery where two of John’s nephews, a sister and two brothers-in-law are buried. Check out the Wisconsin Friends of John Muir on Facebook and you’ll find hikes and events held each year in honor of John Muir and the landscapes he loved in his youth. You can travel all over Marquette County and see the birds, flowers and landscapes that John Muir loved. Come back often and you’ll know why John Muir fell in love with Marquette County.


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Travel the Marquette County Barn Quilts and Hidden History Trail More barn quilts and murals keep being added to the Marquette County Barn Quilts and Hidden History Trail, so even if you’ve traveled it once, you’ll want to follow the route again to see the colorful roadside art work. Take time to drive through heavenly pine forests, lush farm fields, and tamarack bordered wetlands to find the Hidden History Murals and Barn Quilts of Marquette County. They hang with majesty on well-loved barns, vibrant businesses, and county landmarks. Their stories enchant you and their colors cheer you. They mingle among murals already there and some still to come. They are the Marquette County Barn Quilts and Hidden History Murals and they await your visit, facing boldly out onto country roads and village streets. There are over 30 barn quilts and murals that you can view off quaint village streets and lovely country back road. Pick up a map of the trail at any of six county libraries in Packwaukee, Neshkoro, Montello, Westfield, Endeavor, or Oxford or at local businesses. You can also visit www. barnquiltsandmurals.com to download a map and to read the stories about the barns, the quilts, the murals and the people who made them happen or pick up a map at many businesses in Marquette County. Oxford has a new historic mural on the Marquette Adams Telephone Company Building. Neshkoro has become a Mural Village and sports several colorful and historic murals, all artist rendered and community created, they are a testament to small town America’s pride. Take in the lake mural at the boat landing or the July 4, 1908 rendering of a historic celebration. The murals tell the stories of the past and the present in the Old

Mill Town of Neshkoro. Summer, fall, winter, or spring, traveling the barn quilts and hidden history mural trail is a colorful and memorable activity.

Historic J.P. Vaughn Hall–home of Montello Historic Preservation Society In 1912, J.P. Vaughn built a two story building in downtown Montello to house his blacksmith shop on the ground floor and an opera house/community hall on the upper. He never knew then that his building, constructed of formed cement block, cutting edge technology of the time made right in Montello at Neck and Brothers Company, would one day be listed on the National Historic Registry, but it is. Today, it’s home to the Montello Museum and owned by the Montello Historic Preservation Society (MHPS). During Vaughn’s day, the upstairs rang with laughter and merriment at plays, Harvest Balls, and New Year’s dances. Cheers and shouts bounced off the pressed steel decorative walls during basketball games and rollerskating parties. Downstairs, Vaughn ran his blacksmith shop that eventually faced the inevitable competition of the automobile. Today, the Montello Museum is home to special exhibits that, twice, have won Best New Exhibit award from the Wisconsin Historic Society, as well as special events like speakers, musical presentations, and dances. The Garry Glover Community Hall, dedicated to a Montello native who has worked many years to preserve historic buildings in

downtown Montello, has been restored to its 1912 elegance with pressed tin on steel decorative walls and ceiling, a polished dance floor, and stage with the original 1912 back drop curtain. Exhibits open for viewing in 2014 include: Etched in Stone–story of the Montello granite quarries; From Dunbar to Marquette County–the Boyhood homes of John Muir; Life on a Wing–the story of Montello’s Robert Ransom who flew bombers in WWII; story of the Montello Woolen Mills; and the Tom Flaherty Memorial Exhibit composed of dozens of stone implements, arrow heads, and spear points discovered around Montello. J.P. Vaughn has left a legacy of community in downtown Montello, which continues to make the kind of history that tells the story of who we are, where we came from, and how our lives were shaped by those who came before us. The Montello Historic Preservation Society holds dear the sense of place made rich and diverse by history, by the present, and by the visitors who come to Montello to share in Marquette County’s beauty and pleasures.


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Nordic Mountain offers winter fun for all Located in Mt. Morris, Nordic Mountain offers winter fun for the entire family. With all of the changes that have taken place in the last few years, Nordic Mountain is no longer simply a ski hill—it is a winter recreational facility offering skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. If you are the traditional skier or snowboarder, Nordic Mountain has what you are looking for. Fifteen trails ranging from very beginner to expert will amuse the first timer to the accomplished pro. With a wide assortment of gentle terrain, Nordic Mountain has taught tens of thousands of people to ski or snowboard in over 30 years of existence. Nordic Mountain offers a variety of lessons and lesson packages to help first timers, and to assist those looking to make it to the next level. Three terrain parks, with a beginner, intermediate, and expert park offer freestyle skiers and snowboarders everything they would expect in a top notch park. “Undoubtedly, the most popular part of the hill is our three terrain parks,” said Rick Schmitz, owner and general manager of Nordic Mountain. “We will continue to invest in the quality of our parks.” Nordic Mountain’s goal is not only to have some of the best freestyle terrain in Wisconsin, but in all of the Midwest. Two glade runs offer expert skiers and boarders challenging tree skiing on some of the steepest terrain on the hill. With over 100 inches of natural snowfall in recent seasons, the glade runs have become a very popular addition to the hill. Realizing not everyone is willing to try skiing or snowboarding, Nordic Mountain installed the StoneRidge Tubing Park in 2006. The tubing park is over 1,500 ft. long with over 90 ft. of vertical drop. If has five chutes and numerous “rollers” that add lots of thrills for the riders approaching speeds of up to 40 mph. The best part is tubers don’t have to walk back to the top of the hill. There is a specially designed lift that tows riders back to the top of the hill while sitting in their tubes. “In creating the park, we wanted to make it as exciting and safe as possible. From our operation of the park in the last few seasons, I am confident in saying we were very successful in

achieving our goal,” stated Schmitz. With the addition of the park, Nordic Mountain has opened up winter recreation to everyone. “Tubing is a sport everyone can enjoy; from 4 years old to 94, there is no skill or effort in using our park, but there definitely is plenty of thrills,” said Schmitz. In addition to the tubing park, Nordic Mountain continues to undergo many changes and improvements—one of the biggest in snowmaking. Nordic Mountain can make snow on 100 percent of its terrain including the tubing park. With the improvements in snowmaking technology, they can produce higher quality snow and do so in warmer temperatures. In the past few years Nordic Mountain has more than doubled its snowmaking capacity. The goal is to open earlier, close later, and remain open on marginal winter days. One of the biggest projects to improve snowmaking at Nordic Mountain will serve a dual purpose. The 10-million gallon snowmaking pond supplies coldwater for snowmaking and for the wakeboard winch park installed at Nordic in 2009. This was the second wakeboard winch park built in the United States. “Winching,” as it is called, involves getting towed across the water holding on to the end of a specially designed high speed winch. The winch pulls riders over numerous sliders that will be constructed on the pond’s surface. The wakeboard winch pond is wakeboarding’s’ equivalent to snowboarding’s terrain parks. Despite all the exciting changes taking place, Nordic Mountain hasn’t forgotten its place in the winter sports world. Nordic Mountain has always been considered a great place to learn. It is known as a great family hill at a very affordable price. That tradition continues while changes like improved terrain parks and new glade trails help to keep the skiers and snowboarders coming back. Low regular prices as well as numerous specials and special events, such as Customer Appreciation Day, help to make this place affordable for the entire family. For more information on all Nordic Mountain has to offer, as well as on the changes taking place, go online to www. nordicmountain.com or call them directly at 800-253-7266.


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Mt. Morris Holden Ice Cream Social set for July 3 For over 100 years, mid-summer has brought warm weather, sunshine, and Mt. Morris’s Ice Cream Social. Ice cream, served with the finest homemade pies, has brought together the rural community of farmers and more recently, vacationers, for an evening of fellowship and fun. Early ice cream socials served fresh ice cream that used cream from local farmers and many hours of “manpower” to turn the churns. Now, the ice cream may be “store bought” but the tradition is still as rich. Church women (and men) craft some of the most delicious homemade pies to serve with the ice cream. A light lunch of sandwiches accompanies the pie and ice cream choices for a truly wonderful eating experience. The only challenge to the social goers is choosing which pie to eat. Stop by Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Church, N3388 State Road 152, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. for delicious pie, ice cream and more.


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Mountain of Praise Christian Music Festival June 20-22 in Mt. Morris Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 8th Annual Mountain of Praise Christian Music Festival on June 20 – 22, 2014. This amazing weekend event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with concerts from the main stage. Saturday excitement begins at 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. with a day of fun activities. The weekend-long event will close on Sunday morning with an outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. – Noon.  The weekend will be packed with fun for all ages. There will be camping; free swimming (pool); volleyball tournaments, and disc golf; carpet ball; scavenger hunt; hiking scenic trails; and the evenings will be filled with live music from the main stage, as well as the worship around the campfire that begins at 10 p.m. This event is sponsored by The Youth and Family Outreach Program, www.youthandfamilyoutreach.org. Plan to attend the evening concerts – or better yet, bring your tent, camper, or RV and spend the entire weekend. Cabins are also available. Make this weekend a great time to invite your family and friends, bible study group, and church family to a weekend of fun and fellowship for all ages. Cabins that sleep 14 are available for larger groups – youth groups are welcome. Use this excellent opportunity for a very affordable retreat. There is no cover charge for the outdoor concerts or activities on grounds. A donation box will be available for those that are able to help support Mountain of Praise financially. Food and beverages will be sold at reasonable prices on the grounds: snacks, burgers, brats, beverages, and more. In case of rain, main stage concerts will be held in the Arrowhead Center. Mountain of Praise provides an opportunity for Christian fellowship while hearing Christian music. Plan on a weekend of fun, rest and relaxation. Opportunities for fellowship

include youth and adult Bible studies on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. While you attend a study in the woods your children will be welcomed to a children’s study that will include crafts and fun activities. Don’t miss this exciting free event. Get up close and personal with artists, get exposed to some amazing talent, and enjoy a weekend of renewal, relaxation and fun. For more festival information, contact Debbie Peters at 920-229-4050, mtofpraise@centurytel.net, or visit www. youthandfamilyoutreach.org. All housing reservations can be made through the Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center at 920-787-2861 or 1-888-mt-morris, mtmorris@bug.net, or www.mt-morris. org. Pre-registration is required for campsites and cabins. All lodging proceeds go to Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center.

Reach the Peak Race to be held Oct. 11 The 7th Annual Reach the Peak Race to benefit the A+ After-School Program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11. This race is a bit different than others. Beginning at Nordic Mountain Ski Resort, you will enjoy all the beautiful autumn scenery in picturesque Mt. Morris, with the final challenge to reach the peak of Mt. Morris itself. The story goes that the Town of Mt. Morris was named in the late 1800s after two men agreed to decide the town’s name with a footrace to the top of the hill…the winner was a man named ‘Morris.’ In honor of the fastest male and female of the 15K race, the Town of Mt. Morris will be renamed after them for the day. Can you picture your name on the sign going into Mt. Morris? “Welcome to Mount_____.” Are you ready to accept this challenge? If so, the 15K run begins at 9:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:45 a.m., and a Kids Run at 9 a.m. For more details, go to www.reachthepeakrace.com or email questions to reachthepeakrace@gmail.com.


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Neshkoro community organizations provide wealth of activities The Village of Neshkoro has a lot happening these days. Those that travel through would be surprised by stopping in and participating in the numerous events occurring throughout the year. The “Old Mill Town” may appear sleepy but it is far from it. There are currently several active community organizations and businesses that offer a vast array of activities. The Neshkoro Lions and Lioness Clubs continue their commitment to their community. The Lions Club will be holding their 38th annual fisheree on Neshkoro’s Millpond in January. They will also hold a chicken barbeque at Saint James Place in May, Horse and Pedal Pulls Labor Day weekend, can collections for fundraising, and a deer hide collection in November. The Lioness Club will continue to help with the Lions events. They also hold several events of their own. They hold pizza sales in March and October, an art and craft fair in June, a Children’s Christmas Fair in December, and an annual geranium and bake sale in May. The Neshkoro Enhancement Committee continues to promote several events in the village, like the mural walk through the village. Visitors are encouraged to take a walk through the village to view the numerous murals located throughout the village. From early June through late August, concerts in the park are held in the Rivers Edge Gazebo every Friday night. Community Chorus performances are held twice a year – one performance in the summer and another prior to the holiday season with a Christmas theme. In October, the village celebrates a wonderful scarecrow festival. The streets and Rivers Edge Park are filled with vendors and autumn themed celebrations. In July, a beautiful home and garden tour is held. The Neshkoro Volunteer Fire Department holds two key fundraising pizza sales in spring and fall. To celebrate Independence Day the department hosts a dance at their fire house with food, drinks, and live entertainment. Their fireworks display is held the same day and is known to be one of the best displays in the Tri-County area. They have held open house events for school children and have donated manpower and equipment to assist in local events. During the Halloween trick-or-treat celebration, they provide manpower and fire trucks on each end of town to provide safety crossings for the kids. A new organization that developed during 2013 is the Neshkoro Area Community Center. The center is located in the former Neshkoro Elementary School. The center has hosted quilt shows, yoga and Zumba classes, and plans on hosting several other events and activities in the upcoming year. The center is creating a membership list and the membership is free to those wishing to join. The veterans of the area have a Memorial Day celebration, dignified disposal of worn and used American flags in September, and Veterans Day program, all held in Memorial Park and hosted by the American Legion 423 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 10892 local posts. The local American Legion 423 holds brat fries in spring and the end of summer. The Friends of the White River hosts a spring car and bike show, and a mid-summer village celebration with a new theme each year that includes music, games, petting zoo, cardboard boat contest, duck races, and vendors. They have held birdhouse workshops and placed several birdhouses throughout the area. They continue to work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to improve and ensure the

Neshkoro Millpond remains a mainstay staple of community attraction and recreational use. There is no question that the Village of Neshkoro has a lot happening these days. Those interested in visiting the area would surely enjoy and benefit from all the events being provided by the numerous organizations dedicated to ensuring the Village of Neshkoro remains a vibrant community. All of the organizations are run by volunteers and appreciate every bit of support they receive. Volunteers and those interested in joining one of these wonderful organizations are welcome. The funds generated by the various events are used by the volunteers to enhance the area, promote scholarships, help various disability programs, and promote a healthy community. The additional attractions surrounding the village include several businesses that support and work with the volunteer organizations. Visitors of the village can enjoy drinks, food, shopping, and nature walks. There is a bed and breakfast, winery, taverns, restaurants, Christmas tree farms, produce stands, various churches, and numerous wildlife species to view and enjoy. All of the establishments have employees and owners involved with these organizations as volunteers.


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The Old Mill Town offers a chance to rest and relax When visiting the area, a wonderful sleepy village awaits visitors just south of Wautoma. The Village of Neshkoro is known as The Old Mill Town. Traveling south on Highway 73 you will find the village. Once in the village, a wonderful bed and breakfast awaits. A warm and inviting atmosphere greets visitors. Innkeeper Marilyn Brockopp greets all with wonderful hospitality and a welcoming personality. The front porch offers guests a beautiful view of the village’s namesake, the Neshkoro Millpond. It is very likely that the guests may see the resident Bald Eagle soaring over the area. The B&B is located conveniently near the EEA fly in, Wisconsin Dells, the Green Lake Conference Center, Princeton Flea Market, unique shopping venues, several fine dinning establishments, and the area offers numerous recreational opportunities. The beautifully decorated and themed rooms accommodate guests with private baths. Those that would choose to enjoy a beautiful sunset with a glass of fine wine on the screened porch need only travel 1.7 miles west of the village to visit a newly opened winery. The Lunch Creek Vineyard and Winery currently offers four varieties of cold hardy wines. The semi sweet white Brianna, the semi dry white LaCrescent, the dry lightly oaked red Marquette, and the semi sweet fruit red Frontenac are their current choices that have gained rave reviews. A variety of 12 other wines are planned for the spring of 2014. Vineyard and Winery tours are available upon request. The winery hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The owners, Lyn and Kevin Jones, greet guests and are more than willing to detail their operations and explain the process of their winemaking operation. The bed and breakfast offers year round reservations. For more information on the bed and breakfast, visit www.theriverviewbnb.com, email rivervu_marilyn@charter.net or call 920-293-4423. To contact the winery, you can call Lyn Jones at 920-2931070 or Kevin Jones at 920-293-1102.


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Neshkoro’s Stan-O-Gene Park provides recreation for many year round Residents of the old mill town have known about their beautiful park and the pleasures it has brought them for over 37 years. The park offers year-round enjoyment that is available to all visitors of the area. The park is located at the northern most edge of the village limits, and can be seen from the road as you travel Highway 73. The park extends north to the Waushara County line and south with an easement to County Road E. The park was the result of a vision lifelong resident Stanley Loshinski had to memorialize his first wife, Imogene Loshinski. Imogene passed away several years before Stanley decided to donate the land to the village that is now the park. The land was donated in 1975 and the village incorporated the parcel as a park that same year. The land donated was soon named Stan-O-Gene Park in memory of Stanley and Imogene. Throughout the year, the park plays host to events like a car and bike show, music festivals, softball leagues, horse and pedal pulls, and the occasional family gathering. The park encompasses 103 acres and has horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, playground equipment, a basketball court, two baseball diamonds, and a covered pavilion with kitchen amenities, a cooking pit, and a horse arena. A large portion of the park remains wooded and is available for the casual hiker with nearly three miles of trails. During the winter months, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is allowed; however, camping and hunting are not. The park is connected by snowmobile trails to the Bannerman Trail. The Village of Neshkoro maintains the property and the caretaker Gary Krueger has an extensive background of 37 years taking care of the park as a member of Neshkoro’s Department of Public Works. His knowledge of the park extends to the beginning of the park and all the work put into

it over the years. Recent updates include running water and new toilet facilities in 2010. The Department of Public Works engaged in pine planting efforts that resulted in two pulp wood harvests to help with operation costs of the park. The additional baseball diamond added in 2002 was a collective effort with the village and the Eagle Scouts. The horse arena and pavilion included efforts between the Lion’s Club and the village. Loshinski was an active member of the Neshkoro Lion’s Club. The park and pavilion remain available to the public and rental is available by obtaining permits through the village clerk/treasurer of Neshkoro. The park is open seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Pine River Library offers many programs and activities Pine River’s Library is on the main road through Pine River on County Road E, right across from the Post Office. They are open Monday 2-7 p.m.; Tuesday 2-7 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursdays 2-7 p.m.; Fridays 2-7 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. During the school year, they have Preschool Story Hour on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month to discuss the chosen title. During June and July, the Summer Reading Program for children ages 3-12 meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Summer Reading includes fun activities, crafts, and a snack. They usually have a special performer in the summer also. Check their website at www.pineriverlibrary.org for dates and times of the special events. The Friends of the Library have a used book and plant sale every spring and other events throughout the year. As those dates get scheduled they will be posted to the website, so check back frequently. If you are too busy to get to the library, you can use your

library card to check out books to your Nook, tablet, or Kindle at no cost. The library comes to you – what’s better than that? Overdrive is a button on the right corner of the homepage and it will walk you thru how to get started. Wi-Fi is available at the Library and there are lots of resources available if you go to the tabs on our website also--especially the Research tab. There are several headings to choose from like Homework Help where you can search the Encyclopedia Brittanica also a Genealogy site and even Employment---take some time and look through to see what you can access from the comfort of your own home. The library also has a free puzzle exchange, where you can bring in a puzzle or/and take one home on the honor system. They have magazines, books on CD, DVD’s for all ages, along with fiction and non-fiction print titles. If they do not have it they can get it for you. You can contact the library at ww.pineriverlibrary.org, Leon-Saxeville Public Library, N4715 County Road E, Pine River, WI 54965, or 920-987-5110.


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Tri-County School Forest offers diverse outdoor activities The Tri-County Area School District forest covers approximately 320 acres and serves as a link between the communities of Plainfield and Hancock. The forest comprises a diverse ecosystem, including pine plantations, deciduous forest, open meadows, lowlands, a 40-acre marsh, four small lakes, and a restored prairie area. The trails, which meander throughout the school forest, make for a rich community resource. Besides serving as a base for environmental education for the school district, many opportunities abound for hiking, picnicking, hunting, biking, skiing, bird watching, and other non-consumptive uses. Public camping is not allowed. The School Forest Advisory Committee has implemented an aggressive and intensive management plan to enhance the experience of all who visit the school forest to maximize the educational benefits. People of all ages can benefit from the forest by minimizing any conflicts-of-use which might occur, protecting the safety and well-being of all users, and maintaining a diverse and productive habitat for all forms of plant and animal life. Activity trails of various lengths and difficulty have been established for users seeking places to hike, bike, ski or ride horseback. Each trail is marked with skier and colored arrow placards, and the trails are arranged so that each trail is an extension of the others. When adequate snow cover exists, volunteers ensure that the trail system is groomed for cross-country skiing. At 1.4 miles, the Timberview activity trail is the shortest trail and it does not have hills. Whispering Pine activity trail is a bit more challenging, and rewards the hiker with a beautiful view of the gently sloping shores of Bullhead Lake. Its entire length is 2.7 miles. The 3.8-mile Plantation trail offers more challenging slopes through the southernmost region of the property. The shelter house, built in 1985, provides a home-base site for district school forest activities and it offers other community users a great place to stop and relax. The pavilion-style shelter house offers some protection from wind and rain. If visiting the shelter house, take a moment to look at the solar power system located on the roof and in the rafters. The solar power system provides a limited source of electricity for lighting portions of the shelter house during school district activities. Located nearby are pit toilet bathroom facilities. A view of Bullhead Lake can be seen from an amphitheater nestled along the north shore. Aldo Leopold benches, complete with unique environmental quotations, offer welcome rest areas throughout the forest area. They are scattered along the trails and in Liza’s Prairie. A self-guided, tree-trail guide offers the opportunity to identify 19 tree species found in the forest. All other publications are located in pamphlet boxes under the sign at the front gate of the property and many other resources are available online as well. In 2004, a structure combining a shelter house and a 400-square-foot observation deck was completed. This unique structure enhances ones experience at the forest, as it gives visitors spectacular views of the forest canopy and night sky that is well worth the trip.  Hunting is allowed, except at times when the forest is in use by a school or community group. A sign posted at the north entrance gate will indicate if such a group is using the school forest. All federal, state, and local hunting regulations must be followed. Trapping is allowed only with a written

permit. The school forest is a “walk-in-area” only. No motorized vehicles are allowed at any time. State statute 1.18.258 prohibits the use of tobacco or alcohol on school properties. Maps and guides are available in the parking area located at W12409 County Road O. Information concerning the school forest property and related environmental education program can be found on the website at www.tricounty.k12.wi.us/forest.htm. Questions concerning our school forest property or related environmental education program can be directed to Joe Raboin, who is available during school hours at 715-3356366 ext. 5244 or joeraboin@tcpenguin.net.  We hope that you enjoy your visit.

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Traditional full-service at the Plainfield Public Library In 1915, the Plainfield Library celebrated its one-year anniversary. Launched the year before by the Home Economics Club, with the cooperation of the Waushara County Bank, the community’s first public library enjoyed steady growth. At that time, a total of 550 books were available to residents of the village. Today, the Plainfield Public Library, housed in a modern 3,500 sq. ft. facility, offers an unlimited number of books, DVDs, and CDs to lend through its membership in the Winnefox Library System. Using a computerized card catalog, patrons can search for materials anywhere within the system and throughout the United States.  The Plainfield Library has six computers that are available for public use. Other services include fax machine, copy machine, and wireless Internet connection available 24/7. Yet, despite moving into the electronic information age, the library remains the local source for old newspaper accounts and articles of historical significance to Plainfield. On display boards at the library, laminated to keep yellowing pages safe, curious residents and history buffs can read some of the actual newspapers of the day. Events and people in the news from years before keep Plainfield’s history relevant to today. If you listen to audio books, the Plainfield Public Library

is now providing access to the OverDrive Digital Audio Book Collection. With this service, audio book listeners can download audio books to their MP3 players. Ebook readers can download e-books to their Kindles, Nooks, and other devices. Other activities include an active volunteer network through the Plainfield Friends of the Library. The Friends hold fundraising events to assist the library in purchasing books, materials, and equipment. Watch for a Book and Bake Sale in conjunction with the Plainfield Fire Department Jamboree in July and a Book and Bake Sale with the Street Spree in September. A fun-filled Summer Library Program is offered so young readers can continue their reading skills, feed their creative minds with crafts, and enjoy live entertainment events for free. A conference room in the library is available for use by non-profit groups to meet. Visit the Plainfield Public Library at 126 S. Main Street on Monday Noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 to Noon. For more information, call 715-335-4523 or visit online at www.plainfieldlibrary.org.

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26th Annual Tri-County Threshermen Show to be held June 6-8 in Plainfield

The 26th Annual Tri-County Threshermen Show continues to draw visitors from around the state for an exciting threeday event, featuring Massey Harris, Massey Ferguson, and Ferguson. The show will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in Plainfield beginning on Friday, June 6 and continuing on through Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. This is one of the earliest venues for all the Thresheree events in the state. All colors, all models, and all conditions of tractors, engines and equipment, along with other antique and classic tractors, are encouraged to display. The show is open to all displayers to exhibit “everything and anything.” There will be equipment exhibitors with many displays of gas engines, antique tools, and farm toys. The popular sawmill demonstration, model gas and steam engines, crafts, vintage garden tractors and implements, collector vehicles, and much more will be back again this year. Daily demonstrations of threshing, corn shredding, shingle milling, snow fence making, and other working events will interest all show attendees. Power parades through the show grounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. A parade through the village will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Families visiting the show will get to experience a little of what farm families lived through in the old farming days. Children today, usually tuned into electronic gadgetry, will experience a kind of living history. Treasure hunters will enjoy the large flea market area held on all three days of the show with a wide variety of old tools and parts, farm toys, signs, crafts, and new and used items. Call Mike Williams at 715-256-1275 for more flea market information or to reserve a spot. Interested crafters are

Plainfield Fire Department 5K and 10K Run/Walk Oct. 18 The Plainfield Fire Department will be holding its Annual 5K & 10K Halloween Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. This event is professionally timed by Tortoise & Hare Race Management of Wausau. An awards ceremony with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for the male and female in each age group plus many door prizes will follow at the conclusion of the race. Participants that wear a costume will be entered into a special costume drawing. The winner will be drawn at the awards ceremony. You must be present at the awards ceremony to win any prizes. There will be a free kids ½ mile run for kids 10 and under. No medals will be given for the free run. If you are interested in more information regarding this event or want to register for this event, contact Stacy Miller at 715-335-6807 or email us at plfdffinc@hotmail.com. All upcoming events for the Plainfield Fire Department are posted on their website, http://plainfield-fire-department.weebly.com/ or look them up on Facebook.

encouraged to contact Jeanne Johnson at 715-249-5510 for more details or to reserve space. Not to be missed are the delicious pies to sample and the famous homemade pie competition. To enter a pie in Saturday’s contest held at 11 a.m., call Sandi Poetzel at 715-335-4710.  The Threshermen Show offers a weekend of family fun with free barrel rides for the kids and a spectator wagon, plus a handicap wagon continuously touring the grounds. Parking is free. For more show information, call president Norm Kohls at 715-323-7330 or visit the club’s website at www.tcthreshermen.com.


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Tri-County Area Schools support adademic excellence and Community Fitness Center The Tri-County Area School District, located in the Village of Plainfield, offers a full service, comprehensive educational experience for students in the 225-square mile school district.  All classes, pre-K to 12, along with a teaching staff of 58 are in the same facility.  The driving force to promote excellence in education can be summarized in the Tri-County Mission Statement:  “To inspire and prepare all learners to excel in this ever-changing global community.” In addition to providing a traditional curriculum, TriCounty has kept pace with the latest technologies, staff development, a variety of extra-curricular activities and boasts of a very successful four-year-old kindergarten program. State competency testing skills have resulted in high scores. The 400-acre Tri-County School Forest and Environmental

Plainfield Business Association promotes community The Plainfield Business Association held their 7th annual “Plainfield Spree” on Sept. 14, 2013. The “Spree” was moved from downtown to beautiful Veterans Park, which is just off Highway 73. We had food stands, beer and soda, and a flea market. The Flea Market ran from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five vendors participated in the Flea Market. Games, inflatables, and rides were enjoyed by all. Several rounds of Bingo were played in the afternoon. Benji’s Polka Pac provided live music for dancing and listening and the dance floor was crowded all evening. The day climaxed with our big raffle drawing. The “$10,000 Cash Raffle” was a success with many winners from the surrounding area. The 2013 first prize for $10,000 went to Grace Radig from the Oshkosh area. With the proceeds from the raffle and “Spree,” the Association was able to continue sponsoring scholarships to Tri-County graduating seniors, distribute glow sticks during Halloween trick-or-treat, and other projects in the community. With the co-operation of the Royal Market, we are donating the prizes for the Christmas Decoration Contest for the third year. New members are always welcome as are new ideas.

Education (EE) program is one of the finest in Wisconsin.  It is a unique educational experience and continues to be a work in progress for the school and the students.  The Tri-County Fitness Center is open to students and community residents for a small fee.  The project is the result of a successful fundraising campaign. Along with a federal Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, the new facility boasts state-of-the-art fitness equipment and is located in a special addition to the high school.  For information about the Tri-County Community Fitness Center, please contact Ken Dill, Athletic Director, at 715-335-6366 Ext 4940.  For more information about Tri-County Area Schools, you may call 715-335-6366 or check out the website at www.tricounty.k12.wi.us. 


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Poy Sippi Library provides learning opportunities The Poy Sippi Public Library is a vital and free community resource, providing everyone in the community opportunities to explore, discover, learn, grow, and dream. Its mission is to promote literacy, advance lifelong learning, and contribute to the development of an active and informed community of citizens. The library strives to maintain an awareness of new developments in this age of information. It also makes an effort to implement new technology and services in ways that make them equally available and accessible to all citizens in the area, at no charge. The library sponsors a number of programs throughout the year including “Story Time with Auntie Suzie” on Mondays from 11 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. Story Time, geared primarily for pre-school children, includes a snack as well as a craft project. It was created and is managed by volunteer Suzie Hempel. For adults, on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m., the Poy Sippi Page Turners meet to discuss books and also enjoy refreshments. The group is open to newcomers. There is also a Creative Outlet Workshop held every second Tuesday of the month, starting at 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop is a place that creative people get together to share ideas, work on creative projects and enjoy the company of other creative individuals. Many bring scrapbooking, card making, crocheting, crafts, and art projects. Throughout the year other fun and interesting programs will be scheduled, so be sure to check out the library newsletter for upcoming new events. Besides 12,000 books in-house and free access to more than 55,000 e-books, the library offers patrons free use of

music CD’s, VHS movies and over 3,200 DVDs. If that’s not enough, they can access the resources of the Winnefox Library System and find items they may not have for patrons, which can be picked up at the library. Patrons also receive free public computer access by using work stations at the library or via free wireless Internet access using their own laptop computer at the library. You can manage your library account, view checkouts and due dates, browse the catalogue, and place holds from home. Online research tools include: newspaper, magazine, and professional journal archives (with full text articles), automotive repair guides, a health database, and genealogy links. Visit the library online at www.poysippilibrary.org to learn more and to keep current. The Poy Sippi Library is located east of STH 49 on Commercial Street. If they can be of service stop in or give them a call at 920-987-5737. Library hours are: Monday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday: Noon -7 p.m.; Friday: 11-7 p.m.; and Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Poy Sippi Library is sure you will be impressed with the value they offer their citizens.

Take a hike to Richford The small community of Richford is located on County Road B, just off Hwy. 21, about 10 miles west of Wautoma. The Richford Community Association annually sponsors a pancake day. This year the pancake day will be Sunday, March 16 held at the Richford Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Center is a busy place, available to rent for weddings, reunions, parties and meetings. For more information on rental call 715-228-5863. Richford has a Rustic Road – Wisconsin State Rustic Road #102. It is a scenic paved and gravel 2.2 mile drive. The route forms a loop off of Hwy. 21 and 9th Ave., east on Cumberland Ave. to 7th Dr. back to Hwy. 21. Not far from our Rustic Road is the Mecan River Ice Age Trail segment, just east of Hwy. 21 and 9th Ave. There is a small parking area north of the highway with an Ice Age Trail kiosk. This trail segment leads up to the Mecan Springs. A section of the Wedde and Chaffee Creek segment begins further south of Richford on Cypress Rd. just west of Cty. JJ. Richford has an active 4-H club, the Richford Busy Beavers. They honor the 4-H pledge with service to our community by helping at community events and doing road cleanup on our rustic road. Richford is also home to the Richford Game Club. Dedicated to pheasant hunting only, it is a limited membership organization.

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Cottage Rentals KOCH’S COTTAGES - Wild Rose on Round Lake. 300 ft. of lake frontage. Eight cottages. Four of them are newly built and four of them have been updated. They all sleep 6 with showers, heat, TV and kitchen facilities with microwave. We have a nice sandy beach, piers, raft, paddleboats, jonboats, canoes and a firepit. Open year-round. Call for weekly and weekend rates. Jim and Carol Fortune, 920-622-3716 / www.kochscottages.com. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PRETTY LAKE - WILD ROSE. Rustic, secluded 2-bedroom cottage surrounded by 5 acres of pines. Sleeps 4-8. Large front yard (with firepit) at water’s edge, great swimming and fishing on this clear, serene, no-wake lake. Includes rowboat, paddle boat, raft, nice pier with bench, charcoal grill, picnic table, lawn furniture, window air, heating, DISH, DVD, VCR. Available spring through fall. Polite pets allowed for $50 extra fee. Contact Mary for rates at 715256-1026 or mbstarch@gmail.com. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BIG SILVER LAKE - WAUTOMA - Two nicely decorated clean cottages with easy level lake access by Silvercryst Restaurant. Newer furnishings, air conditioned, full kitchen, cable TV, VCR, grill, firepit and lawn furniture. Each cottage sleeps 6, has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Screened porch on 1 unit. Excellent recreational lake with pier, rowboat, sand beach and swim raft. Large yard area for your relaxation. No pets. $650-$700 Weekly, weekends possible. Call early to reserve best times. Craig or Ginny 920-739-2108/585-2705. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

OAKWOOD LITTLE SILVER LAKE COTTAGES FOR RENT - Minimum two-day rental, week, or month. Enjoy the surroundings of natures as you lounge on 100 ft. of private beach on one of the cleanest, no-wake lakes in the state. Cottages include: fully equipped kitchen including microwave, refrigerator, and of course a coffee maker. We provide dishes and utensils, pots and pans, dish soap, bed linens, toilet paper. You provide bath towel and toiletries. All air-conditioned and heated cottages equipped with satellite TV’s. Only a few minutes away from our Oakwood Bar and Restaurant. Call 920-622-4361 for more information or to make a reservation. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Evergreen Campsites & Resort on the east shore of Kusel Lake. Cottages, cabins, and campsites. Seven cottages available (3 night minimum). All cottages are fully stocked. They are all located on Kusel lake with a small dock for each one. We have boat rentals, bike rentals, Chippy Express rides, pools with splash pad, and many more activities for families. Firewood available. Let us be your ultimate family vacation destination spring, summer, winter or fall. Call or e-mail for more information. 866-450-CAMP (2267). www.evergreencampsites.com.


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Redgranite Public Library: A great place for all ages Redgranite Public Library Location: 135 W. Bannerman Avenue, Redgranite Phone: 920-566-0176 Library Director: Jean Nelson Assistant Librarians: Karen Gumz and Judy Etemadi Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday mornings 9 a.m. to Noon From weekly creation stations and adult book talks to computer technology, the Redgranite Public Library is a great place for people of all ages to visit. It offers a wide spectrum of books, including large print books, periodicals, DVDs, audiocassette books, music CDs, and a collection of rotating Play-away books. In addition, because the Redgranite Public Library is a member of the Winnefox Library System, materials can be obtained through interlibrary loans from anywhere in the system. Four computers with public Internet access, a printer, fax machine, and copier are available for public use. The library is also a “hotspot” for wireless Internet, which can be accessed from inside and outside the building 24 hours a day. The library has many online databases, in part with Winnefox, which include health resources, encyclopedias, online magazines and newspapers and offers E-Books. After readers obtain a library card from any library in the Winnefox System, they are not required to visit the library in order to use it – you may simply go to www.redgranitelibrary.org to reserve materials or use the online databases. In addition, the Waushara County obituary database from the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper and the Waushara

Argus publications from 1864 to 2005 can be accessed at the library and online. A summer reading program is offered to children in July and August, which includes entertainment, arts and crafts, and story-telling. A variety of displays can be seen at the Redgranite Public Library. It contains a large collection of class photos and memorabilia from the former Redgranite High School, which closed its doors in 1948. The library was founded in 1962 at the old Redgranite Village Hall on State Road 21. In 1965 the library moved to the Redgranite Civic Center on Pine River Road. In 1992 the library was able to purchase the former Burman Pharmacy and move to its present location. Hours of volunteer labor, donations and financial support from the citizens of Redgranite transformed the former pharmacy into a fine library. The library director and assistants work with a board of directors to manage the library. The library also has a “Friends of the Library” group who raise funds at book sales and other fundraising projects. The Redgranite Public Library is conveniently located on State Road 21 (W. Bannerman Avenue), across from the Redgranite Veterans Memorial Downtown Park. For more information, contact the Redgranite Public Library at 920566-0176 or visit the website at www.redgranitelibrary.org.

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Redgranite Lions Club continues to serve the community The Redgranite Lions Club was chartered on Sept. 26, 1955, sponsored by the Poy Sippi Lions Club. Its 36 charter members were inducted as Lions at the Redgranite School gymnasium. Paul Thatcher was the first president. The club’s first major contribution, with the Poy Sippi Lions Club, was to develop the Lions Camp for the Blind in Rosholt. In 1962, the local club was the first in the United States to collect used eyeglasses and send them to Mexico. All Lions Clubs now collect thousands of used eyeglasses and hearing aids each year to send to needy persons around the world. The motto of the Lions is “We Serve.” These simple words explain who they are and what they do. The Redgranite Lions Club is a group of dedicated men and women, from all walks of life, who are committed to serve the needs of people in the Redgranite area, the state, and the world. Their reward is knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of the residents of the community. They invite you to join them in service and friendship. The founder of the Lions Club chose the following words to describe the meaning of the Lions Club emblem: L(iberty), I(ntelligence), O(ur), N(ation’s), S(afety). In 1993, the Redgranite Lions decided to build their own clubhouse. The building is 50’x100’ with a stand up bar, catering kitchen, stage, cooler, restrooms, an office, storage

Redgranite Quarry a popular area attraction The Redgranite Quarry is a popular summertime attraction for locals and vacationers alike. Visitors are allowed to swim at their own risk. Diving clubs often find the quarry to be one of the best clear water diving spots in the Upper Midwest. Fishing is also popular, as various species of fish have been stocked through the years. Discovery of red granite at the quarry site in the 1880’s sparked a mining boom that brought skilled stonecutters from Europe to settle in the area. Granite paving blocks from the quarry were used in streets as far away as Chicago. The quarry was closed in the 1920’s after concrete and asphalt came into popular use for paving. It is now one of the deepest bodies of water in Wisconsin. In 1995, the quarry was designated a village park. Redgranite Quarry Park is located on the north side of State Highway 21 behind the post office. In the summer of 2008, the land around the quarry underwent an extensive cleanup that made it even more attractive for visitors and allowed it to be visible from the road. The Quarry Park is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

room, and air conditioning. It can seat up to 350 people. The Redgranite Lions Club celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2005 by burning the mortgage for the building. Before 1989, the Redgranite Lions had built park shelters at Downtown Park and East Side Park, the Willow Creek tennis courts, Lohrville restroom facilities, and wheelchair ramps. The major fundraising activity of the Redgranite Lions Club is bingo, offered from September through May at the Lions Clubhouse. They also rent the hall for weddings and local social gatherings. Money raised from fundraisers goes to two scholarships per year, to aid fire victims, high school and grade school functions and fundraisers, the Redgranite Library, Christmas baskets for widows and widowers, sponsoring Santa at Christmas time, and to local people in need. There is currently a membership drive, so anyone interested may call the club at 920-566-4683 for more information. Membership in the Redgranite Lions Club is open to men and women of legal age and good reputation in the community. A current Lions Club member sponsors potential members. They meet the first and third Monday evenings of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse, located behind the library. Sit in on one of their meetings to see if you would like to join the Club. Meetings last about one hour.


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Enjoy the water in the Waupaca Chain O’Lakes area Water, water everywhere – in the best sense of the phrase – is the image most often conjured in people’s minds when they think of the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes area. With 22 interconnected, sparkling clear lakes (plus many other lakes and the area’s rivers), water activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, and waterskiing abound in this beautiful part of Wisconsin is a required past-time. But there are plenty of other fun things to do here, too. Outdoor activities for all seasons are offered in the greater Waupaca area, including horseback riding, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Home to gorgeous Hartman Creek State Park, many natural and recreational municipal parks, and an astounding amount of untapped natural beauty, the area offers animal lovers and sporting types no shortage of enjoyment. If you’re not the outdoorsy type, perhaps you’d revel in a day of shopping at unique boutiques in downtown Waupaca or King. From handmade furniture to specialty gifts and locally made goodies, there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy. There are also ample cultural activities available, including historical museums, art galleries, and more. When it’s mealtime, treat yourself at any of our wide variety of fine restaurants – and enjoy live entertainment. After dinner, there’s nothing that beats relaxing on the square while live music is played in Waupaca’s historic bandstand. Or how

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A gem like no other Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at King The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs and the Home at King cordially invite you to relish a piece of history where bonds of patriotism meet over 125 years of Caring for America’s Heroes. All branches of the armed forces are represented here. Each branch has their own esprit de corps, but all are united as veterans of this great country in a community with camaraderie born out of shared military experience. The Wisconsin Veteran’s Home will host its Annual Open House and Old Car Show on Sunday, May 18. For more information please call 715-258-4247. The consideration and respect veterans show for each other is apparent and reflected in our mission as we strive to meet the unique needs of Veterans by providing compassionate, comprehensive care, built on the foundation of integrity, honor and respect. Spanning across 320 acres of the richest, picturesque scenery, the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at King is a gem like no other. Exquisitely nestled between the bluest of blue springfed lakes, embraced by lush green rolling hills, the sights and sounds of this magical setting will take your breath away. This unsurpassed beauty is not commonly home to a long term care facility, but how appropriate a setting providing peace and tranquility for those who bore the battle. Come see for yourself what the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at King has to offer, and how we are serving those who selflessly served for all of us.

Waupaca - a haven for visitors Escape from the hassles of home to Waupaca, Wisconsin. A beautiful haven in the middle of the state, Waupaca, is home to 22 spring-fed lakes that comprise the Chain O’ Lakes. Ancient glaciers left their imprint on the Waupaca countryside, leaving sand plains, rolling hills, deep ravines, swiftly-flowing rivers and many kettle lakes. The landscape consists of wooded areas and trout streams, intermixed with agricultural lands. Bring the family camping and enjoy your time together. Or, come with your partner or girlfriends to get away and have time to re-connect. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and dinner at one of our many unique restaurants. Stay at one of our many lodging establishments. We offer everything from beautiful hotel suites to the charm of local bed and breakfasts and vacation home rentals on the lakes. All include comfort and value. Hospitality takes center stage when you visit us. We welcome you to come and enjoy what we take for granted every day, beautiful land, water and skies. Waupaca…where memories are made.

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Coming Events Smithers at the Coloma Community Center, sponsored by CAHS

JANUARY WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 1 p.m. Annual Red Fox Polar Plunge. Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. SATURDAY, JAN. 11 Neshkoro Lions Club Fisheree. Coloma Pathfinder Snowmobile Club Poker Run. SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Coloma Area Historical Society Chili Cookoff and Chili Supper at the Anna Follett Memorial Center. For more information, call 715-228-5761. Hancock Lions Annual Fisheree, Tagged Fish, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Fish Lake.

FEBRUARY SATURDAY, FEB. 1 Coloma Pathfinders Club ride. SATURDAY, FEB. 8 Coloma Lions Fisheree on Pleasant Lake. TUESDAY, FEB. 11 Pancake Supper and Silent Auction, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock United Church of Christ.

MARCH SATURDAY, MARCH 8 Waushara County Habitat for Humanity annual “Swing Into Spring” Dinner-Dance fundraiser at Camp Lakotah. Contact Barb Dalton at 920787-1371 or Judie Batterman at 920-787-2776 for more information or tickets. SATURDAY, MARCH 8 & 9 8 a.m.-5 p.. Wautoma Kiwanis Girls Volleyball Tournament at Wautoma High School. SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Corned Beef-Cabbage Dinner at the Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock-Coloma American Legion-Auxiliary. SATURDAY, MARCH 22 Pizza sale sponsored by Neshkoro Lioness Club. SATURDAY, MARCH 29 Pizza sale, sponsored by Neshkoro Fire Department

APRIL APRIL 1-20 Easter Bunny Giveaway, sponsored by Coloma Business Association (CBA) SATURDAY, APRIL 5 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Blue Ribbon Kids’ Day at Parkside School, Wautoma. For more information, call Jan Novak at 920-787-6600 or 888250-4331 or email jan.parkstreet@co.waushara. wi.us. SUNDAY, APRIL 6 Crackerbarrel:

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SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Easter Bunnies Walk at Coloma businesses, sponsored by CBA. 3rd Annual Rummage and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock Citizens Committee, Facebook: Hancock Community Center Fundraisers SUNDAY, APRIL 13 Coloma Lions 2nd Annual Consignment Auction at the Lions Club. SATURDAY, APRIL 19 Coloma Lions Egg Hunt at the Coloma Community Park. Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., for children through 4 years of age at the Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock Lions. SATURDAY, APRIL 26 6th Annual Jailbreak Marathon at Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma. For more details, go to www.jailbreakmarathon.com.

MAY FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 2-4 Montello Fish N Fun. For more information, go to www.montellofishnfunfest.com. SATURDAY, MAY 17 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Waushara County Master Gardener Association Annual Plant Sale held at Waushara County Fairgrounds. For information call 920-787-0416 (UW-Extension Office) Flower sale, sponsored by Neshkoro Lioness Club. Coloma Cycling Club rides begin.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 17 & 18 Brat Fry for K9 Unit, sponsored by Charles Chevrolet, Coloma. SUNDAY, MAY 18 Open house and Old Car Show at King Veterans Home. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 23 & 24 Coloma Friends of the Library Brat Fry. SATURDAY, MAY 24 Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by CAHS 4 p.m. Pleasant Lake Sailing Regatta kicks off with a practice race. Call Fred Erickson for more details at 715-498-7719. Brat fry, sponsored by Neshkoro American Legion. SUNDAY, MAY 25 First Saturday Craft and Flea Market at the Coloma Community Park. For more information or to reserve a space, call Karen at 715-2282109 or visit www.colomahistorical.org. Chicken BBQ, sponsored by Neshkoro Lions Club. MONDAY, MAY 26 9 a.m. Neshkoro Memorial Day Celebration, sponsored by American Legion and VFW. 11:30 a.m. Memorial Day Services at Hancock Cemetery.


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Coming Events JUNE SUNDAY, JUNE 1 Wild Rose Idlewild Airport Annual Fly In/ Drive In includes breakfast at 8 a.m. and pig roast at 11:30 a.m. Call Bert at 920-420-8443. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 6-8 26th Annual Tri-County Threshermen Show at Veterans Memroial Park in Plainfield. SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by CAHS.

Ratz Car Show and Spicy Tie on June 28, parade and chicken dinner on June 29. SUNDAY, JUNE 29 7:30 a.m.-Noon. Waushara County June Dairy Breakfast at Pine Breeze Dairy Farm, Poy Sippi. Tour the new dairy facilities, plenty of food, live music, games for kids and visit our host families. ATV raffle complete at Coloma Community Park, sponsored by Coloma Lions Craft Fair and Flea Market at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by Coloma Women.

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EVERY FRIDAY JUNE 13-AUG. 8 7 p.m. Concerts in the Gazebo, River’s Edge Park, Neshkoro. June 13-Tuba Dan, June 20-Vicki Belleville, June 27-Todd Leak, July 4-No concert, July 11: to be announced, July 18-Marv Nielson, July 25-Urban Hillbillies, Aug. 1-Bill Kehr and Amy Schneider, Aug. 8-Oakridge Mennonite Church Choir.

THURSDAY, JULY 3 4-7 p.m. Mt. Morris Holden Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 12th Annual Father’s Day Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show at Bird Creek Park, Wautoma. For more information, call 920-765-2495.

SATURDAY, JULY 5 Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by CAHS. Hancock Lions Club Annual Celebration. Parade at 5 p.m., contact 715-249-5675 Friends of the Hancock Library Bake Sale and Library Book Sale, 10 a.m., at the Hancock Library. Fireworks, food and dance, sponsored by the Neshkoro Fire Department.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 West Holden Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, N4256 County Rd. MM, Wautoma. THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Pie Social at the Coloma Community Center, sponsored by United Methodist Church. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 20-22 8th Annual Mountain of Praise Christian Music Festival at the Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center. Camping, swimming, volleyball, music and more. Contact Debbie Peters at 920229-4050. SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Best Pea Pickin’ Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hancock Community Center, contact 715-2493100. FRIDAY, JUNE 27 2nd Annual Nibbles ‘n Sips at the Pavilion in the Coloma Community Park and Gardens. Contact Coloma Business Association President Vicki Adams at 715-228-2091 or Sue Apps at 715-228-2401. Old Fashioned Fish Fry at the Coloma Hotel, sponsored by Prince of Peace ELCA. SATURDAY, JUNE 28 Doors open at 10 a.m. Country Fair with a Norwegian Flair at Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma. Bake sale, demonstrations, lefse, quilts, crafts, lunch, strawberry shortcake and more. Arts and Crafts Fair at Stan-O-Gene Park, Neshkoro, sponsroed by the Neshkoro Lioness Club. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 28 & 29 Coloma Chicken Chew at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by the Coloma Lions.

FRIDAY, JULY 4 Wautoma’s July 4th Celebration. Parade, food, entertainment, fireworks at Waushara County Fairgrounds.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 9-13 Marquette County Fair at Marquette County Fairgrounds. FRIDAY, JULY 11 Concert in the Park: Del Rays, sponsored by CAHS SATURDAY, JULY 12 Annual Blackhawk Folk Festival at Mt. Morris Town Park, Mt. Morris. THURSDAY, JULY 17 Pie Social at the Coloma Community Center, sponsored by United Methodist Church. SATURDAY, JULY 19 The Neshkoro Community Chorus Summer Concert and Pie/Ice Cream Social, 5:15 p.m., St. James Place. SUNDAY, JULY 20 Annual Chicken Broiler Fest. For more information, go to www.endeavorwi.govoffice2.com. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 25 & 26 Wild Rose Days. For more information, visit www.wildrosedays.weebly.com. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 25 & 26 51st Annual Almond Tater Toot, sponsored by the Almond Lions Club. SATURDAY, JULY 26 Home and Garden Tour, sponsored by Neshkoro Enhancement Committee.

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AUGUST FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUG. 1 & 2 Waushara County Relay for Life at Wautoma High School Track. www.relay/org/waushara. SATURDAY, AUG. 2 Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by CAHS. MONDAY, AUG. 4 4-7 p.m. Waushara County Master Gardeners Association (Shar-a-Gardeners) Hancock Gardens Open house. For more information, contact the UW-Extension Office at 920-7870416. THURSDAY, AUG. 7 Concert in the Park Clauson Family Music Show, sponsored by CAHS. FRIDAY, AUG. 8 Augustfest Street Dance. Rain or shine. Mu sic by Just Cruisin’. SATURDAY, AUG. 9 9 a.m. “Fun in the Sun” AuguestFest, downtown Wautoma. For information call 920-7873334. Wautoma Lions Club Duck Race. Live auction, crafts, artists, free pony rides, donut and bake sale, quilt show, book sale, kids carnival, art show, games, cardboard boat race, We Banjo 3 performance at the PAC, and more. THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 14-17 Waushara County Fair at the Waushara County Fairgrounds, Wautoma. Information at 920-647-0694 or www.wausharacofair.com. SATURDAY, AUG. 16 Father Jacques Marquette Days in Montello. Birdhouse building, pontoon rides, street dance, craft fair and more. THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 Pie Social at the Community Center, sponsored by United Methodist Church. SATURDAY, AUG. 30 Neshkoro Lions Horse and Pedal Pull. Hancock Village Wide Rummage Sales 8 a.m.-4 p.m., maps available. Celebration at the Hancock United Church of Christ, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Email: hvfd@uniontel. net. Hancock Fire Station Open House, everyone welcome. SUNDAY, AUG. 31 46th Annual Hancock Fire Department Jamboree. Parade at Noon. Email: hvfd@uniontel. net


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Coming Events SEPTEMBER SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 Flea Market and Craft Fair at the Coloma Community Park, sponsored by CAHS. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT. 6 & 7 Chicken BBQ in Westfield on Saturday and the Harrisville Bratfest on Sunday. MONDAY, SEPT. 8 Neshkoro Senior Dinner, sponsored by Neshkoro Lions, Lioness Club, and St. James Cahtolic Church. THURSDAY, SEPT. 11 Hancock-Coloma Legion Auxiliary King Veterans Luncheon/Bingo at Hancock Community Center. Dignified disposal of work and used American flags, sponsored by American Legion and VFW in Neshkoro. SATURDAY, SEPT. 13 Hancock Citizens Committee 5th Annual 5K (3.1 Miles) Walk/Run/Stroll Fundraiser, contact 715-249-5563, 715-249-5510, 715-249-5123, Facebook: Hancock Community Center Fundraisers. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 & 20 Annual Wild Rose Classic Car Show. Friday 6 p.m. Car Cruise starting at Wild Rose Grade School. Car Show Saturday 8 a.m. at Roseville Mini Golf, Hwy. 22 South of Wild Rose. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 Spaghetti Supper at Nappy’s, sponsored by Neshkoro Lions Club. THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 Heart of Wisconsin Rug Hookers Fall HookIn at the Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center, W6016 Blackhawk Rd., Mt. Morris. Contact Caryl Brix at 920-787-7617 or email brixcase@ yahoo.com.

OCTOBER SATURDAY, OCT. 4 Coloma Fall Festival. Flea Market, 5K Run/ Walk, music, games and more. For more information, call CBA President Vicki Adams at 715228-2091 or Sue Apps at 715-228-2401. SATURDAY, OCT. 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Neshkoro Scarecrow Festival. Downtown Neshkoro or Neshkoro Elementary School in case of bad weather. Sponsored by the Neshkoro Enhancement Committee. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCT. 17 & 18 St. Joseph’s Church, Wautoma, Annual Christmas Boutique. for more information, call 920-787-2455. SATURDAY, OCT. 18 Plainfield Fire Department 5K and 10K Halloween Walk/Run. For more information, contact

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Stacy Miller at 715-335-6807 or email plfdffinc@ hotmail.com. Annual Fall Harvest Dinner, 5-7 p.m., at Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock-Coloma American Legion-Auxiliary.

Argus at 920-787-3334. 5th Annual Coloma Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, sponsored by CBA.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 A+ After-School Program 7th Annual Reach the Peak Race. For more information, visit www. reachthepeakrace.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6 Holiday Home Decorating Contest, open to all residents in the Village of Hancock, Town of Hancock and the Town of Deerfield, sponsored by the Hancock Citizens Committee, Facebook: Hancock Community Center Fundraisers 11th Annual Christmas Parade, 5 p.m., Main St., sponsored by the Hancock Citizens Committee, Hancock Lions Club and Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, Facebook: Hancock Community Center Fundraisers

SUNDAY, OCT. 26 5-6:30 p.m. Wautoma Kiwanis Halloween Party at Parkside School.

NOVEMBER TUESDAY, NOV. 11 Neshkoro Veterans’ Day Program, sponsored by the American Legion and VFW. SATURDAY, NOV. 22 Waushara County Habitat for Humanity 12th Annual Christmas Tree Raffle begins, with the drawing approximately three weeks later (date not yet determined). Contact Sherry Kelley at 920-787-3267 for more information. 31st Annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Friends of the Hancock Library, contact 920787-2375 THURSDAY, NOV. 27 FREE Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock Lions Club FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOV. 28 & 29 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Westfield Taste and Tour. Food provided by Haystack Supper Club in front of Westfield’s True Value on Friday. SATURDAY, NOV. 29 Wautoma Holiday Parade and Cookie Walk. Cookie Walk will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Parade information can be received by calling 920-7873488 or Jeff Martz at 920-787-2900. For information on the Cookie Walk call The Waushara

DECEMBER

MORE EVENTS

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Waushara County Service Organizations Many organizations help serve the people of Waushara County. These organizations include: SENIOR MEAL SITES/CENTERS •Coloma Meal Site, Anna Follett Community Center, 155 Front Street, Coloma, WI 54930, (715) 228-3145. •Hancock Meal Site, Hancock Community Building, 420 Jefferson Street, Hancock, WI 54943, (715) 249-5872. •Plainfield Meal Site, Plainfield Senior Center, 114 West Clark Street, Plainfield, WI 54966, (715) 335-6735. •Poy Sippi Meal Site, The House Next Door, W2306 Prospect St., Poy Sippi, WI 54967, (920) 647-0066. •Redgranite Meal Site, Redgranite Civic Center, 202 Pine River Street, Redgranite, WI 54970, (920) 566-2844. •Wild Rose Meal Site, Patterson Memorial Library, 500 Division Street, Wild Rose, WI 54984, (920) 622-3835. •Saxeville Meal Site, Saxeville Town Hall, Corner of Hwys. A and E and Archer Road, Saxeville, WI 54976. •Waushara/Wautoma Senior Center/Meal Site, W8220 Cottonville Ave., Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-2055. •Berlin Senior Center, 123 E. Park, Berlin, WI 54923, (920) 361-5422. LIBRARIES •Berlin Public Library, 121 West Park Avenue, Berlin, WI 54923, (920) 361-5420. •Patterson Memorial Library, 500 Wisconsin Street, Wild Rose, WI 54984, (920) 622-3835. •Coloma Public Library, 155 Front Street, Coloma, WI 54930, (715) 228-2530. •Plainfield Public Library, 126 S. Main Street, Plainfield, WI 54966, (715) 335-4523. •Poy Sippi Public Library, PO Box 345, Poy Sippi, WI 54967, (920) 987-5737. •Redgranite Public Library, 135 W. Bannerman Avenue, Redgranite, WI 54970, (920) 566-0176. •Wautoma Public Library, 410 W. Main Street, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-2988. •Hancock Public Library, 114 S. Main Street, Hancock, WI 54943 (715) 249-5817.

•Leon-Saxeville Library, N4715 County Road E, Pine River, WI 54965, (920) 987-5110. • Ethel Everhard Memorial Library, 117 E. 3rd Street, Westfield, WI 53949, (608) 296-2544. • Neshkoro Public Library, 132 S. Main Street, Neshkoro, WI 54960, (920) 293-4026. • Almond Public Library, 122 Main Street, Almond, WI 54909, (715) 366-2151. • Montello Public Library, 128 Lake Court, Montello, WI 53949, (608) 297-7544. SCHOOLS •Berlin Area Schools, 295 East Marquette St., Berlin, WI 54923, (920) 361-2004. •Tri-County School District, PO Box 67, Plainfield, WI 54966, (715) 335-6366. •Wautoma Area School District, 556 S. Cambridge Street, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-7112. •Wild Rose School District, 600 Park Avenue, Wild Rose, WI 54984, (920) 622-4203. •Westfield Area School System, N7046 Cty. Rd. CH, Westfield, WI 53964, (608) 296-2107. •Weyauwega-Fremont Schools, 410 Ann Street, PO Box 580, Weyauwega, WI 54983, (920) 867-2148. LIONS CLUBS •Wautoma Lions Club, PO Box 822, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-3898. •Coloma Lions Club, President, PO Box 161, Coloma, WI 54930. •Hancock Lions Club, Hancock, WI 54943. •Plainfield Lions Club, PO Box 260, Plainfield, WI 54966. •Poy Sippi Lions Club, Poy Sippi, WI 54967. •Redgranite Lions Club, Jerry Seig, 310 Pine St., Redgranite, WI 54970, (920) 566-4683. •Wild Rose Lions Club, 1100 S. Main Street, Wild Rose, WI 54984, (920) 622-4121. KIWANIS CLUBS •Wautoma Kiwanis Club, PO Box 1037, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-4322. •Wild Rose Kiwanis Club, PO Box 138, Wild Rose, WI 54984.


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Waushara County Service Organizations Continued

OTHER CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS •Association Retired Teachers, PO Box 15, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Coloma Area Historical Society, PO Box 245 Coloma, WI 54930. •Waushara Cty. Ext. Homemakers, PO Box 487, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-0416. •Waushara Historical Society, Marv Wagner, Jr., President, PO Box 990, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Wautoma Area Garden Club, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Shar-A-Gardeners, UWEX Master Gardeners & Community, PO Box 487, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-0416. •Order of Eastern Star 198, PO Box 642, Wautoma, WI 54982. •We Really Kare Fishing Club, PO Box 110, Wild Rose, WI 54984. •Masonic Lodge, PO Box 106, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Wautoma Rotary, Russ Nero-secretary, PO Box 1045, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-4598, www.wautomarotary.com. •Wautoma Area Woman’s Club, Adaline Robbins, President, Wautoma, (920) 787-4019. •Rural Rembrandts, Geri Dobs (920) 787-4568 or Audrey Bunchkowski 920-293-8969. •AARP, PO Box 1050, Wautoma, WI 54982, Neil Hart, President, (920) 293-4890. •Waushara County Archers Association, Mike Hanley PO Box 456, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-4967, •CHN Volunteer Services, Volunteer Coordinator, Berlin Memorial Hospital, 225 Memorial Drive, Berlin, WI 54923, (920) 361-5522. •Wild Rose Hospital Auxiliary, PO Box 243, Wild Rose, WI 54984. •Waushara County Farm Bureau, Lynn Reiner, Secy. PO Box 4, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-4664. •Waushara Convention and Visitors Bureau, PO Box 61, Wautoma, WI 54982, Directors Kit Kudukis and Judy Downie, (920) 787-3488. •Mid-State Snowdrifters, PO Box 1004, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Main Street Program, Mary Kunasch, Waushara Argus, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-3334. •Waushara Industries, PO Box 590, Wautoma, WI

54982, (920) 787-4696. •Knights of Columbus, PO Box 723, Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-2970. •Waushara Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 65, Wautoma, WI 54982, Linda Freudenthal, President, (920) 787-3488. •Waushara County Habitat for Humanity, 345 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma, WI 54982, (920) 787-2888. VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS •Hancock American Legion, John Brown, Commander, PO Box 267, Hancock, WI 54943, (715) 249-5713. •Plainfield VFW, Joe Farago, 606 W. Poplar St., Plainfield, WI 54966, (715) 335-4787. •AmVets Post #13, 820 Division Street, Redgranite, WI 54970, (920) 566-2740. •Wautoma American Legion #317, World War II Memorial Building, Wautoma. •Wild Rose VFW Post #9502, PO Box 373, Wild Rose, WI 54984, (920) 622-3835. •Plainfield American Legion, Plainfield, WI 54966. •Redgranite VFW #10662, James Cutts, Commander, N3520 County Road E, Redgranite, WI 54970, (920) 566-2216. •Dakota-Richford American Legion #163, Wautoma, WI 54982. •Neshkoro Joseph Kresic, Jr. VFW Post 10802, N1139 20th Lane, Neshkoro, WI 54960, (920) 293-5009.


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Golf “54” holes at Waushara Country Club Waushara Country Club is a championship 27-hole golf facility located in the heart of Central Wisconsin. With three very distinctive nine-hole courses, Waushara Country Club can offer three challenging and fun 18-hole combinations. From beginner to pro, all golfers can find a fair test of their golfing skills. With its roots going back to 1932, site of the Silver Lake Country Club, Waushara Country Club officially opened for play in the summer of 1954 as a nine-hole golf course. A second nine opened in 1978 and in 1995, Waushara Country Club expanded to 27 holes. Set amongst rolling hills, Waushara Country Club features two holes with peninsula greens, spirited elevation changes, and the perfect combination of trees, water, and marshland. Waushara Country Club is open to the public and is a must play for all golfers. Golf memberships are available at a very attractive rate. The club also specializes in group outings; whether it’s 16, 116, or 216 players, we can accommodate your every need. Banquet facilities are also available for receptions, holiday parties, or business meetings. Waushara Country Club is located just west of Hwy 21 and Hwy 73 on the east side of Wautoma. Visit them online at www.wausharacountryclub.com, where you can find more information and sign up for a free round on your birthday. For tee times or more information, please call (920) 787-4649.

Golf all year long at Two Oaks North Golf Course Two Oaks North is a championship 18-hole course located in beautiful rural Waushara County. The layout of this par 71 course is both challenging and fair, enhanced by separate tees for golfers of all skill levels and immaculate course conditions. This playability, combined with a scenic countryside setting and presented with courteous and friendly service, adds maximum value to a truly memorable golfing experience. The Grill at Two Oaks North serves up a wide variety of hearty home-made sandwiches, soups, and appetizers and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week year-round. Enjoy Chef Romy’s Fish Fry and Chicken on Fridays. Daily specials include a Sunday Morning Bloody Mary Bar, and of course Packer Game Day Drink Specials. Two Oaks North also features the Full Swing Indoor Golf Simulator, the most accurate and realistic simulator on the market. Play a round on Two Oaks state-of-the-art golf simulator where you can choose from 38 world-famous courses including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Pinehurst, and Kapalua. Two Oaks North Indoor Golf is open seven days a week year-round. Group outings are always welcome at Two Oaks North and encouraged to take advantage of our festive Pavilion, which seats over 100 people for outside lunches and dinners. Two Oaks North also features a fully-stocked pro shop, supplying all your golfing needs, and a driving range and practice putting green to sharpen your golfing skills. Individual and group lessons can be arranged by calling (920) 787-7132. Two Oaks North is located on County Road F, 1.5 miles south of Hwy. 21 and 1.5 miles east of Hwy. 73. For tee times or more information, call 1-800-236-OAKS or (920) 787-7132.


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Waushara County Offices Alphabetical Listing of County Offices Accounts Payable Supervisor Donna Teschner............................(920) 787-0442 Administrative/Personnel Coordinator Debra Behringer............................(920) 787-0431 Aging and Disability Resource Center............................(920) 787-6505 or..................................................1-877-883-5378 Agriculture Agent Ken Williams................................(920) 787-0413 Building & Grounds Superintendent Randall Gramse.............................(920) 787-0440 Building Inspector..............................(920) 787-6510 Child Support Investigator Kimberly Stebbins.........................(920) 787-0400 Clerk of Circuit Court Melissa Zamzow...........................(920) 787-0441 Coroner Roland B. Handel..........................(920) 787-4515 After hours....................................(920) 787-3321 Corporation Counsel Ruth Zouski...................................(920) 787-0409 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0435 County Clerk Melanie Stake................................(920) 787-0442 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0425 Court Reporter Tara Gulbrandsen..........................(920) 787-0441 Crimestoppers...................................1-800-800-5219 Department of Aging Director/Resource Center Debbie Paavola..............................(920) 787-0403 or..................................................1-877-364-5344 District Attorney Scott Blader...................................(920) 787-0407 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0435 Emergency Management Director/Court Security Tim Ganzel....................................(920) 787-6611 Fax.................................................(920) 787-6658 Emergency Services Coordinator (EMS) Brian Pothier.................................(920) 787-0412 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0423 Environmental Health Specialist Mary Robl.....................................(920) 787-6598 Fax.................................................(920) 787-6511 4-H and Youth Agent Barbara Barker..............................(920) 787-0415 Family Court Commissioner Marc Bickford...............................(920) 787-3375 Family Living Educator.....................(920) 787-0414

Highway Commissioner Tom Dahlke...................................(920) 787-3327 Fax.................................................(920) 787-4403 Human Services Director Glenn Johnson...............................(920) 787-6600 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0465 Humane & Juvenile Officers.............(920) 787-3321 Land Conservation Deputy Director/Conservationist Ed Hernandez................................(920) 787-0443 Fax.................................................(920) 787-6516 Parks Director Scott Schuman...............................(920) 787-7037 Fax.................................................(920) 787-4608 Probation Office.................................(920) 787-4406 Public Defender.................................(920) 424-3304 Public Health Officer (Board of Health) Patti Wohlfeil................................(920) 787-6544 Purchasing Agent Melanie Stake................................(920) 787-0442 Register of Deeds Heather Schwersenska..................(920) 787-0444 Register in Probate Rebecca Gramse............................(920) 787-0448 Resource Agent Patrick Nehring.............................(920) 787-0429 Sheriff................................................(920) 787-3321 or..................................................1-800-242-3377 Fax.................................................(920) 787-7685 Solid Waste Manager Scott Schuman...............................(920) 787-7037 Surveyor Jerry Smart....................................(920) 787-0459 Tax Lister/GIS Specialist Shawn Kelly..................................(920) 787-6587 Fax.................................................(920) 787-0425 Treasurer Elaine Wedell................................(920) 787-0445 UW Extension....................................(920) 787-0416 Veterans Service Officer Bill Rosenau..................................(920) 787-0446 Victim/Witness Coordinator Kathy Klemann.............................(920) 787-0410 Zoning/Land Conservation Director Terri Dopp-Paukstat......................(920) 787-0453 Zoning Deputy Director Amy Bohn.....................................(920) 787-0453 Fax.................................................(920) 787-6516


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Westfield Country Taste and Tour set for Nov. 28-29

Tired of the “Rat Race” the day after Thanksgiving? Don’t feel like competing for your parking spot at the mall? Why not plan a special day with family or friends that involves good food, fun, and even prizes? The Westfield Taste and Tour is just what you’re looking for. The Westfield Taste and Tour combines the fun of locating area destinations on a map with good food that is provided at no charge by Haystack Supper Club in front of Westfield’s True Value on Friday, Nov. 28. The Taste and Tour offers a truly eclectic choice of places to shop. The tour offers you the finest from Westfield area merchants, as well as some of the best artists and crafters in the area. Maps are available at all of the stores on the tour. This guide becomes your starting point. As you tour each place and sample their wares or buy that perfect unique gift, you get a stamp on the back of your map for each place you visit. If you make it to all the businesses, you will be entered to win one of the grand prize drawings. Before the event, the grand prize items will be on display in the window of Virch’s True Value. So whether you are looking for something to do while your significant other hunts or you are looking for a way to get the family out of the house the day after Thanksgiving, the Taste and Tour may offer the perfect opportunity for you. It is held each year on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Wild Rose Fish Hatchery produces fish to stock in Wisconsin lakes and rivers The 100-year-old Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery is the third oldest hatchery owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), raising fish since 1908. Wild Rose also recently completed the newest, most state-of-the-art hatchery renovation in the state of Wisconsin and the midwest.  There are two hatcheries at the Wild Rose facility, including a coldwater hatchery that produces 2.5 million brown trout, Coho salmon and Chinook salmon for Lake Michigan each year, and a coolwater hatchery that raises walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, and lake sturgeon for stocking in lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin. Three-year-old Wild Rose brown trout from the broodstock raised in the hatchery have also been stocked in area lakes and streams for a great challenge for anglers in local waters.   With the introduction of VHS (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) in Wisconsin waters in 2007, the hatchery staff has been practicing biosecurity to eliminate any potential chance of infecting eggs and fish at the hatchery. The disease is not a threat to people who handle fish or eat them, but VHS can kill fish. Visitors are not allowed in production areas of the new hatcheries to avoid the risk of contamination.    Guided tours help to inform visitors about the virus and keep the hatchery free from any possible chance of infection. During guided tours, visitors can sneak a peek at hatchery production from the coldwater (trout and salmon) observation room and raceway viewing platform with a DNR guide. For 2014, plans are to install a parking area to overlook the new coolwater hatchery outdoor ponds. Guided tours are conducted twice a day during summer open hours, meeting at the new Visitor and Education Center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Over 5,000 visitors stopped at the new Education Center since it opened in 2008.   There is plenty for visitors to do at the new Wild Rose Fish Hatchery. The Education Center has two 300 gallon aquariums with freshwater fish species, interactive displays, a replica of the fish hatchery lab with hands-on activities, aquatic invasive species displays, fish identification activities, an indoor model fishing pond, and games that help tell the story of the

fish hatchery from the early days of hatchery production, 100 years ago to the present. New Great Lakes and Lake Sturgeon exhibits are being planned for visitors in 2014. Visitors can stroll down to the historic village from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily where Wild Rose first began fish production. Captive Wild Rose brown trout can be seen swimming in the old hatchery raceways, along with four-year old lake sturgeon in the show pond. Fishing is not allowed on the hatchery property. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic historic village, a tradition since the early 1900s. With the facility’s carry in, carry out policy, visitors are asked to take home whatever picnic waste is generated to keep the facilities clean for all visitors. Pets are not allowed on hatchery property. There are three annual events held at the Education Center: the Earth Day celebration held the last Saturday in April; Wild Rose Days at the Hatchery held the last Saturday in July; and the fish migration mystery held the last Saturday in October. These special events are free for families and groups to explore the hatchery with special games and fish activities. The hatchery is open for visitors from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visitors hours are reduced in spring and fall. In April and October the Education Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays, and in May and September (after Labor Day) Thursdays through Saturdays. The hatchery and historic raceways are closed to the public and vehicles from November through March. Schools and groups can call or email requests to schedule educational tours and group activities lead by the hatchery naturalist for 10 to 30 people. Call the Education Center office two weeks in advance at 920-622-3527, Extension 209, or email: joan.voigt@wisconsin.gov.   Wild Rose Fish Hatchery Visitor Center is located on the West side of the highway at N5871 State Road 22, one-half mile north of the Village of Wild Rose. Plan a visit to the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery in 2014. 


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Wild Rose Kiwanis offers exceptional service to community On Sept. 29, 1992, the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club was projects. officially established and became a new chapter of Kiwanis Over the past five years, Wild Rose Kiwanis Club has International. This was the beginning of years of exceptional donated $12,000 to $15,000 each year to an average of service to the Wild Rose area. 25 charitable causes. Donations include Wild Rose High Kiwanis is an organization of volunteers dedicated to School Academic Scholarships, as well as Music, Drama, changing the world one child and one community at a time. and Performing Arts Summer Camp Scholarships. Additional The Wild Rose Kiwanis Club is committed to reaching out to donations were made to Waushara Food Pantry, Blue Ribbon the community and making a difference through meaningful Kids Day, Patterson Library, local Red Cross Heroes Program, service projects and charitable donations. Salvation Army, Back to School Bash, Waushara Christmas During the past year, 32 Kiwanis members provided Project, Post-Prom Event, Wild Rose Booster club, Family Ski over 2,000 hours in service and fundraising to benefit the Day, and various reading and grade-improvement programs in Wild Rose and Waushara County area. Over $13,000 was the Wild Rose School District. raised with community participation in six major projects: In 2004, the Wild Rose Kiwanis Club established a High Annual Spring Concert, Fall Pancake Breakfast, Classic Car School Key Club. The Wild Rose High School Key Club Show Breakfast, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Waushara currently has about 50 members who are dedicated to serving Community Christmas Project, and a new project titled, as leaders in their school and community. Through Key Club “Random Acts of Culture.” involvement, students learn valuable skills that are transfer Hundreds of citizens from Wild Rose and neighboring able to their personal lives and careers. The primary focus for communities, as well as visitors and tourists, attended these this club is leadership, character building, and realization of events. The Wild Rose Kiwanis Club appreciates the gener- the importance of community service and care for the needs of osity of individuals, businesses and FOR groups HAPPY who support our others. JOIN US HOUR

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Wild Rose Lions Club continues to support community The Wild Rose Lions Club was started in September l952 and continues to be an intricate part of the community through its yearly sponsorship of activities for youth, disabled citizens, community projects, and partnerships with other local organizations in order to provide a better way of life for the residents of the community. The Wild Rose Lions Club is proud of its long history of community participation and is grateful to the many thousands of people who attend and participate in Lions Club fundraisers. Funds are mainly raised from three events: twice yearly pizza sales, Sportsman’s Banquet with a chance to win guns and much more, and a Craft-Rummage and Flea Market Day. Yearly, the club donates $7,000 - $10,000 back into the community. Each year the Wild Rose Lions donate to the Wild Rose One Fund Drive, Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, for vision and hearing impaired children, Waushara County American Cancer drive, Pop Warner football program, American Legion summer youth baseball program, Christmas program for children, Easter egg hunt, Alzheimer’s Association, Waushara County Food Pantry, Leader Dog program for the blind, and high school scholarships. The Wild Rose Lions Club partners with the Wild Rose School District Booster Club, Wild Rose Lioness, and the Wild Rose Kiwanis clubs for yearly programs that these organizations sponsor. The Wild Rose Lions Club remains dedicated to the principle of helping the less fortunate and in keeping the community a safe and inviting place to live. Continued support from the community makes a difference in the lives of many people.

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In memory of their deceased members, a memorial garden has been placed at the entrance to the property. Names of the deceased have been engraved on a plaque and attached to a granite stone. The garden is open all year. The Lions own their own building, located along State Road 22 and 18th Road to the south of Wild Rose, and will rent it out for wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, graduation parties, and more. The hall has been recently updated. For more information on the club and reservations for hall rental, contact Jim Erdman at 920-229-9906. The club meets on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. New members are welcomed. Come and try us out.

Wild Rose Days to be held July 25-26 Wild Rose Days will be held July 25-26. On Friday night, there will be a band at the Fire Station. There will be a small coverage charge for admission. On Saturday, there will be activities at Roberts Park. Admission is free to the grounds and it will open after the parade. Activities include a chicken chew, kids’ games, bouncies, a DJ, food/beer tent, and much more. The parade will take place on Saturday on Main Street, and fireworks over the Millpond begin at dusk. For more information, visit www.wildrosedays.weebly. com. 

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Patterson Memorial Library full of energy The Patterson Memorial Library is a “living library,” full of energy, full of life – we’re not shushers! Drop in and enjoy the hospitality table, with complimentary coffee and cookies. For over 84 years, the Patterson Memorial Library has been committed to serving the residents of Wild Rose and the surrounding area – including our “summer friends.” We have a good collection of books, magazines, DVDs, music, and VHS tapes, as well as wi-fi and computers.  All year the library offers Storytime for Toddlers and other youth services programming. Every summer they feature a different performer every Thursday afternoon.  During Wild Rose Days (the 3rd weekend in July), they host the Enchanted Grove Stage at Roberts Park, on the southwest end of the Mill Pond.  The Enchanted Grove Stage features four shows the 3rd Saturday of July – all free and all performed by professional entertainers! If you’re a Jerry Apps fan, the library has the state’s largest selection of Jerry Apps materials available for checkout or sale at reasonable prices. The knowledgeable staff will help you find that special book, help with your computer, give you the local “news,” or assist you in your genealogy quest in our Heritage Corner. For up to date schedule of events, please check out what’s happening online at www.wildroselibrary.org, and don’t forget to find them on Facebook. A world of adventure and excitement awaits you at the Patterson Memorial Library!

The Patterson Memorial Library is the heart of the Village of Wild Rose, just 1 block East of Highway 22, turn when you see the library sign just before the Vintage Garden Café. The library is located at 500 Division St., Wild Rose, WI 54984, phone: 920-622-3835, Fax: 920-622-5140, or by email: director@wildroselibrary.org.

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Roberts Park: featured area of Wild Rose One featured area of the village of Wild Rose is Roberts Park. Located west of Main Street from River Street to the west side of the millpond, Roberts Park offers something for everyone. A good deal of acreage was acquired from Arnol and Dorothy Roberts, lifelong residents of the Wild Rose area, and

15th annual Polar Plunge at Red Fox Jan. 1

The Red Fox’s 15th annual Polar Plunge will be held on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2014 at Little Silver Lake, located 2½ miles east of Wild Rose on Cty. H. The Plunge has become a popular New Year’s Day attraction as many come to watch brave souls jump through the ice into the water of Little Silver Lake for a wonderful cause. All proceeds from the Plunge go to Ann’s Promise, which is a memorial dedicated to Ann Seifert and the fight against breast cancer.  Ann passed away in 2006, but her memory lives on through the Plunge. The funds raised are then donated to the Wild Rose Mammography Department for diagnostic equipment for early breast cancer detection. The money is kept locally to provide the area with a first line of defense against breast cancer. Many wonderful improvements have been possible because of the funds provided by Ann’s Promise. The Red Fox will be open at 9 a.m. and the activities include raffles, music, drink specials, and drawings for a big screen TV, autographed Packer items, and many other valuable prizes. Kevin and the boys will be grilling up hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats that will be on sale throughout the day. For an exhilarating experience, sign up at the Red Fox to become a Polar Plunger. There is a small charge, but you will receive a T-shirt commemorating your plunge. All participants must be 21 years of age.   Make a New Year’s resolution to come out to the Red Fox on Jan. 1, 2014 to be part of a fundraiser for a most worthy cause. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please call the Red Fox at 920-622-5300. 

work began to create a beautiful park area, with much of the work being done by volunteers. A shelter, complete with restrooms, was erected, picnic tables distributed around the tree-filled grounds, and cooking grills were also put in place. Through the years, various organizations added special items to the park. Some playground equipment was installed, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, basketball hoops, a little league diamond (fenced in), walking trails, and a black-topped parking area can all be easily accessed. The millpond was dredged many years ago with many volunteers helping with the clean-up. A swimming beach was created, as well as a boat landing only for rowboats. Fishing is allowed, and there’s a handicap accessible dock as well. The addition of a boardwalk trail in 2010, funded in part by a DOT Stimulus Grant, makes the millpond and Roberts Park area even more attractive. The trail starts on the corner of Main and River Streets, runs along the south side of the millpond, enters Roberts Park, and runs up the west side of the millpond to the north end. The park and trail are open to the public and are handicap accessible. With the help of a matching funds grant, the trail was completed from the north end of the millpond extending out toward State Road 22 near the substation in 2012. Volunteers helped with the project, which included a paved parking lot. The Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited began cleaning up the trout stream at the north end of the pond, and will continue to improve the stream area. Anyone interested in reserving Roberts Park for gatherings can contact Vicki Sage at the village clerk’s office at 920-6224183.

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We Really Kare Fishing Club Hard work and determination over many years has rewarded the “We Really Kare Fishing Club” of Saxeville/Wild Rose with huge success. The club was established in 1983 by several fishermen from the Springwater/Saxeville area. They originally worked with three area lakes - Wilson, Round and Kusel. The club has presently expanded its area supporting 11 lakes. These lakes are stocked with different species of fish determined by DNR studies of the lakes. WRK also placed fish cribs and rock beds along with forage in some of these lakes to enhance the quality of fishing. They helped the DNR with boom shocking and fyke netting with both manpower and financially for the lake studies. With these studies, the DNR issues fish stocking permits according to the needs of the lake. WRK purchases the fish from private hatcheries, which are certified by the DNR for every fish stocked. The requirement for a lake to receive WRK support is it must have a public access. The club holds two business meetings per year, spring and fall, to determine its projects for that year. Food and refreshments are served at the meeting, along with small raffles. WRK holds one fundraiser per year, their fisheree held on Kusel Lake, the first Saturday in February. It is a one-day event and takes approximately 100 volunteer workers to make it a success. Also, months of planning before and clean-up

after. The club has maintained a membership of approximately 800 the past several years. Dues alone cannot support the club’s projects, but area lake associations and private donations have helped considerably to obtain its goals. Also, the success of the annual fisheree which is supported heavily by local area businesses has been a huge contributing factor in the club’s efforts. Anyone wishing to join the club please write to We Really Kare Fishing Club, P.O. Box 110, Wild Rose, WI 54984, or e-mail to wrk1983@centurytel.net.

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Wautoma Area Woman’s Club active in community

Enjoy fun in the sun at the Bird Creek Park splash pad Looking for something to do in the heat of summer while the kids are home from school? Stop by the splash pad at Bird Creek Park, 16th Ave (W. Hwy 21), Wautoma. The splash pad was built in 2006 after a local woman left money with the Wautoma Rotary Club with the intention of building a swimming pool. After much debate on whether or not to build the swimming pool, it was decided that operating costs were too high and the splash pad was built instead. It is maintained by the City of Wautoma. The splash pad is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.

The motto of the club is “Why Stay We on Earth If Not to Grow.” The Wautoma Study Club was organized Nov. 17, 1908, primarily as a group to increase the knowledge of individual members. In 1924-1925 the club decided to rewrite its constitution and by-laws and change its name to Wautoma Woman’s Club. The club has for its objective the improvement of its members and the advancement of good works within the Wautoma area. Wautoma Area Woman’s Club meets the second Monday of the months of September, October, November, March, April and May at 1 p.m. at the Wautoma Public Library meeting room unless another place and time is indicated. A guest speaker is invited to make a presentation at each meeting on a subject of interest to the members. The Wautoma Public Library was one of the club’s early projects and the Woman’s Club continues to make a monetary contribution once a year. Some of the members volunteer to work at the library. Other community projects that the club supports include McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center, Badger Girl State, Community Christmas Project, Blue Ribbon Kids Day, Scholarship, Smiles, Back to School Bash, and Ann’s Hope Foundation. Fundraisers for the club include brat fries and a cookie sale in conjunction with the Tour of Homes. New members are welcome. If you would like more information about the club, please call Nancy West at 920-7872455.

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Wautoma Holiday Parade and Cookie Walk to be held Saturday, Nov. 29 The Annual Wautoma Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Waushara Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Nov. 29, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Photos with Santa will be taken before the parade. For parade information, including the time, please call the Waushara Area Chamber at 920-787-3488 or Jeff Martz at 920-787-2900. The Cookie Walk, sponsored by the Waushara Argus, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants purchase a cookie tin and go to participating businesses to pick up a homemade cookie to take home in their tins. This is a great way to get a variety of Christmas cookies and enjoy them before the holidays or freeze them for Christmas. For more information on the Cookie Walk, call the Waushara Argus at 920-787-3334.

Father’s Day Car Show June 15 in Wautoma

The 12th Annual Father’s Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show will be held Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bird Creek Park, Wautoma. Dash Plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries.  There is free admission and parking for all spectators.  Food, beverage, and music will be available all day.   A 22-mile cruise through picturesque Waushara County will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Meet at Bird Creek Park at 6 p.m.  For more information, call 920-765-2495.

World War II Memorial Building remembers those who have served The World War II Memorial Building, located at the intersections of Highways 21/73 and 22, Wautoma, houses over 300 plaques in remembrance of Waushara County citizens who served in World War II. The building was constructed in 2003 after a donor left money to build it. The memorial building is maintained by the City of Wautoma. It also has a large banquet room available for weddings, parties, meetings, craft fairs and exhibits. It can be rented by calling Wautoma City Hall at 920-787-4044.

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Plan to enjoy family festivities at Augustfest on Aug. 8 & 9 in Wautoma The schedule is complete and Wautoma will be alive with fun and entertainment for the family beginning on Friday, Aug. 8 with a Street Dance. Music will be provided by Just Cruisin’. On Saturday, Aug. 9, the Fun in the Sun begins at 9 a.m. and activities will wrap up by 4 p.m. A shuttle service, sponsored by Waushara Area Chamber of Commerce, will be running from Wautoma High School, located on Hwy. 22 South, to Augustfest events in Wautoma. Make it easy, park your car, ride the free shuttle, enjoy Augustfest events and take the shuttle back to your car. Begin your day with donuts made by the Waushara - Wautoma Senior Citizens for sale inside the WWII Memorial at 9 a.m. Buy one donut or a dozen and enjoy a cup of coffee while you plan your day of fun. Also inside the WWII Memorial, there is a spectacular quilt show that features some of the most beautiful handmade quilts you will ever see.The Rural Rembrandts Art Show will be part of Augustfest. You can browse and enjoy the work of talented artists from the area and some of the artists will have some of their works up for sale. The American Legion Auxiliary will also have a booth inside the Memorial Building just across from the donuts. They will feature homemade goodies from jams and jellies to sandwiches. A silent auction completes the venue inside the WWII Memorial where you can bid on over 50 items that have been donated by area businesses to Augustfest. All funds raised from the auction are used to fund the activities for Augustfest 2014. Any additional funds are donated back to the City of Wautoma for the street lighting project that is nearly paid off thanks to those who have supported Augustfest. The Wautoma Lions Club, which has supported Augustfest each year with the duck race, will dump their ducks into the White River on Main Street at 3 p.m. Duck tickets are available at the Farm Market, Grimm’s, and Copps Food Center or from any Lions member. On Saturday tickets will be for sale at the booth parking lot and in the booth adjacent to Park Place. A purchase of a duck could leave you in the money or enjoying one of the many donated gift certificates or items. Don’t miss a chance to support the Wautoma Lions by buying a duck or several ducks to increase your chances of winning. The Lions also have a Green Bay Packer football signed by the World Champion Green Bay Packers, which someone attending this year’s Augustfest will own by putting in a silent bid at the Lions Club booth in the library park. Free pony rides for the kids will again be featured in the lot adjacent to the American Martial Arts on Main Street. Berry Patch Ponies will be bringing in several ponies and the free rides will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Augustfest will host a polka band under the tent at the Scott Street Parking Lot. Food will also be available. The Wautoma Library and Friends of the Library will be holding their annual bake and book sale. Enjoy some great baked goods and pick some good reads at reasonable prices. There will be crafts galore at Augustfest 2014. Take time to browse and collect some of your favorite things at this year’s Crafts and Artisan booths in the library parking lot. Diane Singletary is in charge of the craft fair and can be reached at 920787-2876 or 630-263-4845.

Entertainment will include Magician Ryan Radke walking throughout the crowd entertaining kids and adults. Dizzy D Clown will have fun with kids all afternoon. Live music throughout the day in the library park will be provided by Kaydee Music, Wautoma. Culver’s will be serving sundaes and cones, A&W will serve root beer, floats, and popcorn, enjoy corn on the cob at the Wautoma Methodist Church stand, Wautoma Kiwanis will be serving sandwiches and beverages, and there will be kettle corn, all in the library parking lot. Pizza by the slice will be served at Christianos restaurant. Tent sales will be held at the Farm Market and sidewalk sales will be held at Ace Hardware and throughout Wautoma. There will be bargains galore! McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center will host We Banjo 3 at 7 p.m. at the PAC in Wautoma. We Banjo 3 is an incredible award-winning group from Ireland playing a great fusion of Celtic and Bluegrass music. They have taken Milwaukee’s Irishfest by storm the past two summers. The four-piece band consists of two pairs of talented brothers. Tickets will be on sale at the PAC, call the box office at 920-787-2189 or 888-9872189 for tickets and any questions or concerns. Businesses and civic organizations are the reason that Augustfest is a great annual event. Plan now to attend Augustfest. It is a family event that offers something for everyone and many of the events for kids are free. For more information call 920-787-0080 or 920-765-3731 or check out the webpage at www.augustfest.org for a complete schedule and map of the events.


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Family Health/La Clinica expanding patient-centered health care to more people in more communities Family Health / La Clinica’s (FHLC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of delivering primary health care services to central Wisconsin with a complete modernization and renovation of its Wautoma facility. Since 1973, FHLC has delivered an ever growing array of medical, dental, behavioral health, WIC, health education, and other health enabling services to thousands of people in Waushara and surrounding counties and to thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers around the state of Wisconsin. Now, its newly renovated Wautoma facility is configured for Patient-Centered Health Home recognition and expands its capacity in medical, behavioral health, and dental services. From its main site located in Wautoma, FHLC is non-profit organization governed by a voluntary community board of directors, a majority of whom are consumers who use its services. The organization was established to meet the unmet health needs of people regardless of their insurance or income status, cultural background, or primary language. FHLC participates with most health insurance plans serving the area and welcomes patients with Medicare, Medicaid, or BadgerCare insurance. FHLC also employs Certified Application Counselors to help people apply to the new health insurance market formed under the federal Affordable Care Act. Through grants and contributions it receives, Family Health also has an Affordable Care Program in which it provides primary health services to uninsured, underinsured, and low-income people. Making primary health care affordable and accessible to vulnerable people is FHLC’s mission. While addressing this much broader mission, FHLC continues to operate specific programs and services targeted to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Wisconsin. FHLC is all about addressing unmet health care needs. Responding to a request from Adams and Juneau County, Family Health worked with those communities on a plan to address a critical unmet need for oral health services for thousands of residents in that service area. As a result, the Mauston Dental Center, a brand new facility to serve the oral health needs of Adams County, Juneau County, and surrounding areas, was opened in 2010. With over 6,000 square feet, Mauston Dental Center has 12 operatories, four dentists, and two hygienists. FHLC is currently collaborating with people in Green Lake, Marquette, and Waupaca Counties to determine whether similar developments of health centers can be developed for those areas to serve the underserved. Family Health / La Clinica continues to improve access and quality care for its patients and caregivers through information systems that are improving health outcomes for its patients. Having operated electronic medical and dental record systems for years, FHLC is working with the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association in development of a “data warehouse” to further allow FHLC to examine patient data and improve care through appropriate and timely follow-up care when it is needed. This would allow the organization unprecedented access to quality of care information, which will allow FHLC to further improve preventive care and patient outcomes for those with chronic diseases. The center’s electronic systems have also facilitated “Open Access” scheduling for medical services, allowing people to get the care they need when they need it, not when it’s con-

venient for the doctor. Despite this venture into this cutting edge, high tech, digital world, FHLC’s Board of Directors and staff remain dedicated to their more personal mission and caring relationships with people. By year’s end 2012, FHLC will have completed an overhaul of its computer and network infrastructure, which allows it to launch a website that will eventually have with links to portals that will allow individual patient’s access to their own health information, as well as facilitated communication and access to their doctors and other caregivers through e-mail. “FHLC’s non-profit mission is health care for all,” explained Ted Kay, President and CEO of the center. “We accomplish this mission by reducing or removing barriers to care and then by providing high quality care through participation in disease collaboratives designed to continually improve healthcare outcomes for patients with chronic conditions.” Through its Prescription Drug Assistance Program, the center staff helps eligible patients get free drugs from drug companies. In 2013, FHLC once again helped its patients receive over $600,000 worth of free medicines from drug companies. There is no charge to the patient for this service. “Just because we are a non-profit doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be a well-run business,” said Kay. Being an effective and efficient business and provider of health services helps to stretch, and make best use of the federal, state, and private grant resources it has available. This allows the Center to serve more people with more services and make them more affordable at the same time. “We deliver the same high quality services to migrant farmworkers and other vulnerable people as we do to our most well-insured patients,” said Kay. “FHLC’s Board and staff work hard to make primary care more accessible to people by breaking down financial, language, cultural, and other barriers that many people in our community encounter when trying to get health services.” FHLC’s Affordable Care Program discounts out-of-pocket costs for those families with limited incomes who struggle most in paying health care bills – discounts are based on family size and income. “This program benefits families with limited incomes or high deductible insurance plans and can help the elderly who are on fixed incomes,” Kay added. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Medicare deductibles are waived entirely for those with Medicare…and for those Medicare patients who qualify based on their income, FHLC can provide additional discounts to any out-of-pocket ‘co-pay’ amount the patient is usually required to pay. “People who aren’t sure if they qualify for discounted fees should call us,” Kay said. “With just a little information, we can make that determination. There is no obligation – people do not need to be a patient to see if they qualify for a discount based on their income.” Through FHLC, patients have access to the Center’s referral network of over 200 health care specialists including Riverside Hospital in Waupaca, St. Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group in Stevens Point, Marshfield Clinic, and Berlin Hospital, just to name a few. FHLC is located in Wautoma next to the water tower on South Townline Road. If you would like more information, or a tour of our facility, please call 920-787-5514.


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Rural Rembrandts share cultural experiences with community

The Rural Rembrandt Art Club has been in existence in Wautoma since 1946.  The club holds regular meetings at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month from April through December at the Wautoma Public Library.  An educational demonstration is given each month with the exception of a “Show & Tell” in April, a plein air picnic in August, and a professional critique at the November meeting.  Members enjoy group field trips and workshops throughout the year.      The club hosts two art shows each year. The first is The Wisconsin Regional Art Show held in June and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin with the Rural Rembrandt Art Club acting as host. State Award winners from this show exhibit their work at the State Day in Wausau in September and are eligible for monetary prizes and awards at the State level.   The second is sponsored by the club and is their annual art show.  It is currently being held in mid-July at the World War II Memorial Building. This is a competition open to the general public.  Children and students are also encouraged to enter this show with no entry fee at that level. Ribbons and monetary prizes are awarded. Members enjoy sharing their creations with the community at the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center in Wautoma, which has an ongoing exhibit with many of the pieces available for purchase.  The Wild Rose library exhibits various

Wautoma Lions Club active year-round

Lions have been actively donating for 83 years now in Wautoma with funds earned from their annual duck race held during Augustfest, the annual golf tournament held the weekend after Mother’s Day, and multiple brat fries held throughout the summer. The golf tournament is a two-day stroke competition, one day at Waushara Country Club and another at Two Oaks Golf Club. The second day concludes with dinner and awards at Silvercryst Supper Club. Family and friends choose to make this outing an annual vacation/reunion and we hope you will add it to your list of activities. Entries are available at Waushara and Two Oaks Country Clubs, as well as Wautoma Lions, P.O. Box 822, Wautoma, WI 54982. At Augustfest, the duck race starts with the purchase of a numbered duck ticket. Hundreds of rubber ducks are dumped into the river off the bridge on Main Street, where adults and kids can follow them downstream to the finish line in the park on Elm Street. There are over 50 cash and prize awards, plus a gift for the last place duck. These events are the Wautoma Lions major fundraisers, which allow the Wautoma Lions to support area youth activities, aid the visually impaired, send deserving children to Lions summer camp, and provide funding for the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank. New members are always welcome. President: Jon Krueger, 920-765-1417; Treasurer: Gordon Marks, 920-787-3631; Secretary: Shane Longsine, 920-787-9049.

members’ art each month with a group show and artist’s reception held annually.  The Green Lake and Berlin libraries also exhibit Rural Rembrandts artwork at various times throughout the year. The club is very interested in sharing cultural experiences with the community and hopes to add more opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts in the future.   For more information about the club, visit their website at www.ruralrembrandts.com.

Wautoma’s Augustfest 2014 FRIDAY, AUG. 8

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•Kids Games •Silent Auction •Clowns •Polka Band •Book Sale •Bake Sale •Rural Rembrandts Art Show •Duck Race •Crafters & Artisans •Quilt Show •Homemade Donuts •Music throughout the Day •Bingo •Cardboard Boat Races •Store Specials throughout Wautoma •And Much More!

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Youth and family outreach at The Center The Youth and Family Outreach programs introduces THE CENTER. Join in for a variety of events at The Center, 218 W. Main, Wautoma. The Center is a new Christian Outreach Center funded by Blessings Thrift Store, three miles west of Wautoma on Hwy. 21 and many generous donors in our community.  The Center holds a variety of wholesome events for people of all ages and all walks of life. The first Friday of every month from 6:30 – 10 p.m. is Adult Fun Night, where we gather for fun and fellowship by playing foosball, pool, ping pong, board games, and cards. This is an amazing time for adults to get away for some great wholesome fun.  Weekend Christian concerts in a coffee house atmosphere are held throughout the year, which includes a variety of great genre’s, stories and testimonies from the songwriter’s heart; meet artists up close, meet great friends, and enjoy free coffee and snacks.  Christian artists from across the United States have come to share their gifts and talents with people of Waushara County and surrounding areas – nobody leaves disappointed. Watch the website for upcoming concerts or the marquee outside. The Center offers a wide variety of events for kids of all ages throughout the year. The goal is to offer a place where youth can go and feel loved and safe. The Center stresses no alcohol, no drugs, and modesty – honoring ourselves, our bodies, and others in a way that would bring glory to God. With teachings on a variety of topics and standing behind youth and offering them opportunities for good clean wholesome fun.    A free Christian resource library is available and a variety of books, tapes, DVDs, and videos from great authors. The Center also gives away free Bibles. Monday Nights Celebrate Recovery is held from 7 – 9 p.m. This is a 12 step meeting for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up based on the 12 steps, eight principles and the beatitudes of the Bible. In addition to Celebrate Recovery, a variety of Bible studies are held at The Center throughout the week for men, women, youth, and coed.  Also, a variety of community outreaches and benefits to stand alongside those going through difficult times are offered. The Center mentors people and teaches them how to hold a benefit and offer The Center as a meeting place or place to hold their event. When Waushara County and surrounding communities come together, great things happen. The Center is a ministry of the Youth and Family Outreach Program, which was established in 1999. We do not charge for our events; instead we take a love offering so that nobody is left out due to finances. Our events are wholesome and family friendly with a foundation of Christian grow: intentional

teaching for intentional learning. We promote “Unity in the Community.” The Youth and Family Outreach Program offers Christian entertainment and teaching separate from the church or organizations. No church or denomination is claimed. It reaches out to all denominations and people from all walks of life and brings them together under a common purpose. Through our variety of outreaches, we walk along side those in need to raise them up through loving them well and mentoring them. People have the opportunity to see, feel, and hear the love of Christ and the truth of His teachings in a non-threatening atmosphere or way. We have seen people be raised up from hurting and suffering to become strong leaders in coordinating events and outreaches to others. Because they have been through it they can reach them in ways others cannot. We teach them how to do it and give them the tools and means to carry out the services they feel led to do.  Do you have a special desire to hold a God-honoring event? Share your gifts and talents with us! For more information, contact Debbie 920-229-4050 or mtofpraise@centurytel. net, and again, check out our website to stay on top of events held at The Center – you don’t want to miss them! If you would like to be part of this amazing ministry, are interested in holding a God-honoring event, love to volunteer, or just want to have some fun, we would love to have you join us.  To find out what is happening at The Center, visit www. youthandfamilyoutreach.org

Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day celebrates families April is a special time in Waushara County as residents celebrate families and display blue ribbons in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day, a family fun and resource fair for families with pre-school through elementary age children, has been a local tradition since 1992. If fire trucks and ambulances, bouncy castles, clowns, petting zoos, face painting, and good old fashioned fun are things your family would enjoy, the 22nd Annual Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day is a free event you won’t want to miss! Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day will be held on Saturday,

April 5, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at Parkside Middle School, 16th Avenue in Wautoma. Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day features on-stage entertainment, hands-on activities, and educational exhibits for parents and children. The event is organized by Waushara County Department of Human Services Blue Ribbon Kid’s Day Committee. The family fun and resource fair is held annually during National Child Abuse Prevention month. For more information, contact Jan Novak at 920-787-6600 or 1-888250-4331 or email jan.parkstreet@co.waushara.wi.us.


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Wautoma Rotary puts “Service Above Self” Rotarians throughout the world are guided by the “Four Way Test”: + Is it the Truth? + Is it Fair to all concerned? + Will it build Good Will & Better Friendships? + Will it be Beneficial to all concerned? What is Rotary? The motto of “Service Above Self” is a commitment made by each and every member of Wautoma Rotary and of Rotary International. Our local Rotary Club was founded in 1965 and is comprised of local women and men who are active or retired business owners and executives, Waushara County and City of Wautoma public officials and from a variety of professions. Rotary International began in 1905 by Paul Harris in an effort to network with other business people and professional leaders, to encourage working together for humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in professional and personal relationships and to build goodwill and peace in the world. Wautoma Rotary meets weekly over lunch to connect with one another and to share with a guest speaker who inspires guests and members to identify gifts and needs in order to strive for a better community. Through the years Wautoma Rotary has raised tens of thousands of dollars to assist such local projects as the Wautoma Public Library, local school projects and scholarships, the Waushara County Fair, Boy Scouts, the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center, local food pantries, school and community based sports programs, continuing education programs, veteran’s

programs, ShelterBox for disaster relief, and foreign exchange students. Some of the more substantial contributions have been made to the World War II Veterans Memorial Park that provided the establishment of the Rotary Park & Gazebo between the memorial building and millpond. It has also helped erect a Splash Pad at Bird Creek Park with the generous financial donation by the late Anna Songe. The splash pad is a great attraction and place to cool off during the hot summer months for visitors and locals alike. Internationally, Rotary has championed the mission to eradicate polio from the face of the world. The mission is nearly complete with only three countries currently reporting active cases. The new slogan “This ___ Close” with forefinger and thumb two inches apart is used to show just how close we are to ending this once global disease. Join us for lunch on Wednesday’s from Noon-1 p.m. through April 2 at the Moose Inn, Highway 21 East of Wautoma, then at Christianos, downtown Wautoma beginning April 9. To learn more about Rotary contact Russ Nero, secretary 920-787-4598.

Heart of Wisconsin Rug Hookers Fall Hook-In set for Sept. 25

Wautoma Rotary Meets Noon Wednesday at Moose Inn through April 2 at Christianos Beginning April 9

The Heart of Wisconsin Rug Hookers Guild will be hosting their 24th Annual Hook-In on Sept. 25.  It will be held in the Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center in Mt. Morris at W6016 Blackhawk Road.  Please note this is a change of month and venue. The event features numerous vendors selling a wide variety of supplies and accessories for rug hooking and related arts. Participants are encouraged to bring items they have created to add to the rug display that will be on hand. There will be a catered lunch and an all-day beverage bar as well. Door prizes will be given. Contact Caryl Brix at 920-787-7617 or email at brixcas@ yahoo.com.

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Wautoma Public Library offers a world of information

Location: 410 West Main St. Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. closed.  Phone: 920-787-2988 Fax: 920-787-7786 Website: www.wautomalibrary.org The Wautoma Library collection amounts to over 32,600 items, including books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, books on CD, videos, DVDs, CDs, and cassettes. It is part of the Winnefox Library System and the shared online catalog gives library patrons access to more than a half-million items on the database. If you have Internet access at home, you can search the online catalog and reserve materials owned by any of the Winnefox libraries by visiting the library website at www.wautomalibrary.org. Likewise, you can also download e-books, and audio from our website. Plus, your Wautoma Library card can be used at any of the 30 system libraries that are automated.   Equipment available for public use includes a fax machine, photocopier, computers for word processing and 10 internet-accessible computers plus a laptop. They also have wireless access for patrons who wish to bring their own laptop computers to the library. The Wautoma Public Library provides free Internet access to adults 18 and over. Children under the age of 18 may use the Internet with a parent’s permission. During the school year, the library has toddler story time on Wednesday mornings starting at 10:30 a.m. These readings are geared towards 3 to 5 year olds. The library has a summer reading program for ages preschool-12 years old, with weekly

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programs that feature performers and craft projects. It also offers reference service and a readers’ advisory service. Throughout the year, there are a variety of adult programs. For instance, two adult book clubs meet each month. The afternoon club meets at 1:30 on the second Wednesday and the evening club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Movies are often projected in the meeting room with free popcorn. Watch the reader board for titles and times. The annual Holiday Open House, hosted by the Friends of the Wautoma Library, is not to be missed. Another important annual event is the Friends of the library book and bake sale, which takes place in conjunction with Augustfest. If you miss out on that date, a smaller collection of used books, magazines, and videos are available for sale any time in the Book Sale room. The Friends have funded many projects in the library, such as the reading bench in the children’s room, DVD storage towers, and custom-built bookcases. Consider joining, it’s a fun, productive group. Another interesting facet of the library is the Genealogy Resource Center. In the genealogy center, there are displays for the Waushara County Historical Society and a computer dedicated toward research. On the genealogy computer, access is available to Ancestry.com (which includes Ancestry world), HeritageQuest, Family Tree Maker, and interesting files from the Waushara County Historical Museum. Genealogy classes are also held monthly on the 2nd Saturday at 1 p.m. and the 4th Monday at 1 p.m.  The Wautoma Public Library is a free and vital community resource, providing everyone in the community opportunities to learn, discover, explore, grow, and dream. Come in and check them out.

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Wautoma Kiwanis serves the community The mission of Kiwanis International is “To Serve the Children of the World, One Child at a Time.”  Kiwanis International has “K Kids” for younger children, “Builders Club” for preteens, “Key Club” for high school students, and “Circle K” for college students.  Kiwanis also has “Aktion Club” for adults with limited capabilities so that they may serve their communities with dignity and pride. Wautoma Kiwanis Club, about 70 members strong, finds many ways to help the community and its children.  Every year they provide scholarships to graduating high school students, and in the last few years they have contributed funds to: Ice Age Trail; Boys and Girls Club; Waushara Prevention Council; Volleyball Club; Waushara Crime Stoppers; Hornet Quarter Back Club; CAP Services Winter Flurry; Dare Program; A+ After School Program; Habitat for Humanity; Wautoma High School post prom; Waushara County Christmas Project; Blue Ribbons Kid’s Day; Wautoma Welcome Sign; Waushara County Human Services Summer Camp; sponsored the children’s musician at the Black Hawk Folk Society’s Annual Folk Festival; McComb/Bruch’s PAC children’s program; Camp Waubeek; Waushara County Fair children’s day; Wautoma Freedom Festival; Back to School Bash; Waushara Youth Soccer; Cerebral Palsy; Red Cross Heroes; Wautoma Library Capital Fund; Hornet Booster Club; Salvation Army; Maundy Thursday Community Breakfast; summer youth baseball; Shara Olympics; the community fishing pier at the mill pond; Got Character program through the Wautoma School District; Reach the Peak program; The Kiwanis Eliminate Program [helps eliminate Typhoid in Third World Countries]; the Kiwanis International Foundation; and sponsored the local Kiwanis Key Club.  Wautoma Kiwanis changes their donations to different organizations and worthy individuals as the needs arise. For the year 2013, the Wautoma Kiwanis supported the Autism Project. Through special fundraising efforts and generous donations from the community and businesses,

Wautoma Kiwanis was able to donate 12 iPads to students in the Wautoma area. This worthwhile project will continue in 2014. As if that weren’t enough, Wautoma Kiwanis organizes and runs the Wautoma Kiwanis Halloween Party at Parkside Middle School; provides volunteers for the Shara-Olympics; does a Hwy. 21 cleanup twice a year; and volunteers many hours “Ringing the Bell” for the Salvation Army. They are also involved in helping with the Community Blood Drives three times a year. To raise revenue for all these projects every year they have a food booth at Augustfest; run the beverage concession all four days at the Waushara County Fair; run the food concession at the high school girls’ volleyball tournament; have several brat fries at StoneRidge; have the beverage concession at the Freedom Festival Celebration at the Waushara County fairgrounds; and have a candy sale of the World’s Finest Chocolate. The members comment that it’s so much fun to participate at all these events that it doesn’t seem like work. It is a wonderful way to give back to your community, meet new people, re-establish old friendships, and have fun at the same time. The Kiwanians meet the first Thursday of the month (except July and November) at Silvercryst Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and a dinner meeting and on all other Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. for a breakfast meeting at Culver’s in Wautoma.  To find out more about Wautoma Kiwanis Club, please call the Nielsen’s at 920-787-7922.

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Meet, eat and greet at the Wautoma Senior Center The Wautoma Senior Center, located at W8220 Cottonville Avenue, just south of Wautoma on Highway 22, is a very comfortable and congenial meeting place to gather with good friends, but also to make new friends. The Center has many activities to offer including: aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Yoga-Sculpt on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Line Dancing on Friday mornings. They also have a Billiard League, open to anyone who enjoys the game. The league meets on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. The Center has a very large lounge area, including books, magazines, and puzzles. It’s also where members gather to play bridge and pinochle on Monday afternoon, cribbage on Wednesday, and sheepshead on Thursdays. A social group meets one Saturday a month to play various card games, like poker. The lounge has a VCR and a computer with Internet access and a printer. If you choose to just sit and visit, coffee and snacks are available. The Senior Center is one of only three Centers totally selfsupported. They are funded only through annual membership dues and the donations from individuals and the surrounding communities. Bingo sessions add to the fundraising efforts. The Center utilizes its members and volunteers from surrounding communities. Without their combined efforts, the Center would not be able to exist. The Center is a wonderful facility for the communities use.

The facility is open to group events, such family gatherings, anniversaries, wedding receptions, and so much more. There is a rental cost, which includes the use of the main hall and the kitchen facilities. The Center also rents the large lounge area out for smaller meetings or gatherings. The Center serves as the meal site for the Department of Aging. Monday through Friday, nutritional meals are served at Noon. Everyone is encouraged to join and new members are always welcome. The Center is a very important part of the community. The age requirement is 50 years or older; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t stop by and say hello.

St. Joseph’s CCW to host Holiday Boutique

Members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church are preparing for the annual holiday boutique, which takes place at the hall and center at 364 S. Cambridge St. on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. The boutique features spectacular holiday table displays and a luncheon in the parish hall. The luncheon is served at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available from the hostess of each table. The craft fair, bakery, plants, second time around items, and basket silent auction is held in the parish center and will be open throughout the event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing for baskets is 4 p.m. on Saturday. If you would like more information, please call Nancy West at 920-787-2455.

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Hope Lutheran Church to hold Country Fair June 28 Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma, will hold their annual Country Fair with a Norwegian Flair on Saturday, June 28. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Enjoy shopping the selection of beautiful arts, crafts, quilts, bakery including lefse, rosettes, and krumkake, a giant bake sale and more. Bakery demonstrations include Norwegian lefse, rosettes and krumkake. Also many delicious bakery items make for one the largest bake sales in the county. Lunch will be served including homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert. The Hope Lutheran Fair has something for everyone.

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Local Habitat for Humanity “Swing Into Spring” event to be held March 8 Habitat for Humanity, serving Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties, will hold its annual “Swing Into Spring” dinner-dance fundraising event on Saturday, March 8 at Camp Lakotah’s Friendship Lodge, which is just outside of Wautoma, off of Highway 21 east. The event will include cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert, all prepared by area “chefs,” music for dancing, a silent and live auction, and other activities and entertainment. There will be seating for 160 people. The menu coordinator and one of the “chefs” for the event, John Van Amerongen, has been working with his menu

committee and plans to use, as much as possible, products grown or produced in the area or Wisconsin to create a gourmet meal for guests who attend the event. “This will be the dining event of the year,” said Barb Dalton, co-chairman of the event. Proceeds from “Swing Into Spring” will be used to continue the work of Waushara County Habitat for Humanity, creating affordable housing for eligible families throughout Waushara County. For more information or reservations, contact Barb Dalton at 920-787-1371 or Judie Batterman at 920-787-2776.

Waushara County Dairy Breakfast to be held June 29

The Waushara County June Dairy Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 29 from 7:30 a.m. to Noon at Pine Breeze Dairy, W1742 Aspen Ave., Pine River. The breakfast will include pancakes, real maple syrup, honey, ham, hash browns, cheese, milk, coffee, juice, ice cream and cranberries. Activities include: animal display, little farmer dress-up contest, introduction of past farm hosts, music and door prizes. Come early, eat and sit and enjoy the music and fellowship. Call Bill Deppe at 920-229-5547 for more information.

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Tree Raffle to begin Nov. 22 The 12th Annual Habitat for Humanity Christmas Tree Raffle will begin on Saturday, Nov. 22. Approximately 16 artificial Christmas trees of various sizes and shapes will be donated, “adopted,” and decorated by area businesses, organizations, and individuals, and will be on display at the WWII Memorial building in downtown Wautoma and various businesses. Individuals who wish to win any of the trees may purchase raffle tickets at the WWII Memorial Building and at the businesses that sponsor trees. Several weeks later (date not yet scheduled), there will be a drawing held for each tree, with winners being notified by telephone or mail and will be posted in the Waushara Argus newspaper. Proceeds from the tree raffle will be used by our local Habitat for Humanity chapter, serving Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties, to further their work creating affordable housing for eligible families. For more information about the tree raffle, contact chairman Sherry Kelley at 920-787-3267.


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Jailbreak Marathon to be held April 26 The 6th Annual Jailbreak Marathon to benefit the Waushara County Crime Stoppers will be held in Wautoma on Saturday, April 26. The marathon will include a full marathon, half marathon and a 5K Fun Run/Bloodhound Challenge. The races begin and end at Waushara County Fairgrounds. The full marathon begins at 8 a.m., the half marathon starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5k Fun Run/Bloodhound Challenge takes off at 9 a.m., and the Kids 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. The full marathon will take you throughout southern Waushara County. The half marathon route is along the White River and past the Wautoma Airport. Plan now to participate in this year’s Jailbreak Marathon on April 26. For more details, go to www.jailbreakmarathon. com and print out a registration form or register online. Email questions to jarabreakmarathon@yahoo.com.

Waushara County Historical and Genealogy Society Museum The Waushara County Historical Museum is located at 221 S. Saint Marie St., Wautoma. It is open for research Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and open for tours Wednesday afternoons and most Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m., May through November.  Please call the museum at 920-787-7584 to make sure it is open during the weekend. Winter hours December through April are 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays only. Group tours of the museum can be arranged by calling the curator Bruce Runnels at 920-7873033. The museum email address is wausharamuseum@yahoo. com. Special events will include the Halloween open house from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1, 2014, when the museum and attic are decorated for Halloween with special effects. The museum is open for the cookie walk in November and the Christmas open house is held the second Saturday in December. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ WausharaMuseum or send us a friend request at www.facebook.com/WausharaJail. The mailing address for the museum is Waushara Museum, PO Box 616, Wautoma, WI 54982-0616.

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Waushara Ice Age Trail provides year-round recreation One of the jewels of Waushara County is the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IANST). This Wisconsin trail began development in 1958, and when complete will run 1,200 through the state along the deposits left by the last Wisconsin glacier when it retreated more than 12,000 years ago. A portion of the IANST runs through western Waushara County. Over 20 miles of marked off-road footpaths connected by road segments join the rest of the IANST at the southern and northern boundaries of the county. The Waushara County portions of the IANST highlight many of the unique landscape features that were left after the last glacial age. Huge depressions, later called “kettles,” were scoured out of the earth by ice and melt-water resulting in many of the county’s lakes and ponds. The trail runs along the terminal moraine, the sandy and rocky ridge left by the melting glacier. Highlights of the trail include rolling terrain, restored natural prairies, hardwood and pine forests, trout streams and glacial lakes. The trail is located in the western part of the county and includes individual segments that can be traveled separately for a short day hike of combined to provide longer hikes. The southernmost segment is located south of Richford and parallels Chaffee Creek, a renowned trout stream. Beginning at Hwy. 21, the Mecan River segment features not only beautiful river views, but also the Mecan Springs, the pristine

headwaters of the river. The Greenwood segment of the trail includes a primitive campsite then continues north into the Greenwood State Wildlife Area. The Bohn Lake segment skirts the north side of Bohn Lake. A short spur from this segment provides a scenic overlook of the lake that is accessible to people of all abilities. The Waushara County chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance has over 90 active volunteer members who build and maintain the trail. New trail segments continue to be added. The chapter also hosts two family hiking events annually to promote the trail and raise revenue. The Candlelight Snowshoe Hike is held on an evening in February and features hundreds of candles and luminaries guiding the way through hardwood forests and along the shores of glacial Bohn Lake. The Fall Color Hike is held in October and welcomes canine companions. Silent sports enthusiasts love hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and bird watching on the Waushara County Ice Age Trail. For more details about the Ice Age Trail Alliance, membership in the Waushara County Chapter, maps, and special chapter events, go to www.waushara.iceagetrail.org or contact Waushara County Chapter Coordinator Randy Lennartz at 920-787-2333.

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Farm Fresh Producers Vegetables G & P Farms, N3862 County Road FF, Hancock Product: Pumpkins, squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes Jack’s Fresh Produce, W11975 County Road GG, Hancock Product: Tomatoes, cabbage, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, five kinds of peppers, pickling pickles, zucchinis, slicing cucumbers, winter squash, pumpkins Decker Family Vegetable Farms, N2320 22nd Lane, Wautoma Product: Bi-color sweet corn, red, white, blue, yellow, Russet and finger potatoes, muskmelons, watermelons, pumpkins, gourds, squash, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, green and yellow beans, tomatoes, peppers, Indian corn, straw bales, eggs, corn stalks, kohlrabi, cabbage, and zucchini. Farm is located 6 miles east of Wautoma on 22nd Lane, 0.5 mile north of Hwy 21. Farm stands are located between Carquest and 4 Star Restaurant in Wautoma and next to Wally’s Welding Shop in Redgranite.                  Robert A. Heath Farms, Inc., 1453 1st Ave., Coloma heath@uniontel.net, 715-2284106 Product: Assorted varieties of peppers, zucchini, and Bob’s Sweet Corn (minimum quantities required) Gophers Green House, N1472 29th Ave., Berlin Product: Vegetable plants, pumpkins, and squash. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.       Lee Chase, W970 Archer Dr., Fremont Product: Peppers, beans, beets, watermelon, tomatoes, peas, Swiss chard, muskmelons, potatoes, sweet corn, carrots, cucumbers, onions, radishes, pumpkins, Indian corn. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.       KT Enterprises, W758 Akron Rd., Weyauwega Products: Onions, potatoes, beans, peppers, Brussels sprouts, squash, tomatoes, dill, garlic, lettuce, eggplant, kohlrabi, asparagus, radishes, melons, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, beets, carrots       Gramma Miller’s Farm Market, N4317 Elizabeth Lane, Hancock  Product: Carrots, potatoes, peas Volkening Farm, W6401 Bighorn Lane, Wautoma Product: Strawberries (You pick, we pick), sweet corn, fingerling potatoes, red & yellow onions, zucchini, green beans, yellow beans, tomatoes, winter  squash, hot peppers, green peppers, carrots, cantaloupes, pumpkins and gourds Russell Farm Market, W13591 State Road 73, Plainfield Product: A variety of fruits & vegetables: strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers (several varieties), onions, squash, green beans, carrots, beets, cabbage, etc. Tammy Kretzmann, N4375 Mill St., Poy Sippi (corner of Mill & Liberty Streets) 920-987-5332 Product: Organic, Heirloom, and Non- GMO Garden Plants, Herbs, and Produce. Beans, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, kale, lettuces, melons, peppers-hot & sweet, radishes, rhubarb,

squash-summer & winter, swiss chard, tomatoes, Basil, bee balm, borage, catnip, chives, cilantro, cumin, dill, garlic, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, stevia, tarragon, thyme. Flyte Family Farms, LLC, W13450 Cottonville Ave., Coloma Products: Strawberries, Hydroponic tomatoes and English Cucumbers, Organic Blueberries, dry edible beans. Flyte Family Farm, W13602 Cottonville Ave., Coloma Product: Specialty is fresh market vegetable productions and melon production; green beans, kohlrabi, beets, muskmelons, peppers (green & yellow, sweet, hot, banana and jalapeno), popcorn, cabbage, pumpkins, carrots, onions, cucumbers (slicing and pickling), sweet corn, dill, eggplant, tomatoes, watermelon, gourds, squash, and zucchini.  Also home grown broiler chickens.  Visit www.flytefamilyfarm.com and click on “locations” for current farm stand locations.  D & S Farms N3522 County Road SS, Pine River 920-987-5399 Products: Hormone free beef, free range chickens and eggs, seasonal produce, pumpkins Meat and/or Eggs Richard & Jean Smith N5382 36th Dr., Fremont Product: Eggs and Angus beef The Big W Ranch W4987 Badger Dr., Redgranite

920-622-3858 Product: Beef – halves or ground; Black Angus & Hereford, all pasture fed Rural Heritage Farm, W11210 Brown Deer Dr., Hancock Product: We raise Belted Galloway beef cows from Scotland. They are lean meat, high in Omegas, sold in quarters and halves. They are pasture fed, no hormones or chemicals.       The Polish Ponderosa, N982 County Road X, Berlin 920-290-1684 Product: Pasture raised beef, buffalo, chicken and eggs sold in store on the farm. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily.    Kay Williams, W2226 County Road Q, Berlin  Product: We sell lamb for their meat and their wool. We also sell breeding stock.  Our lambs are grain fed and naturally raised without hormones or unnecessary drugs for unnatural growth. Specialty Buzz and Marcia Vahradian (“V’s Bees”), W13044 County Rd O, Plainfield Product: Honey      Myron Caves, W13044 County Rd O, Plainfield Product: Shitake mushrooms Eisch Crop & Soils Consulting LLC, N45054 County Road MM, Wautoma Product: Pumpkins Dan Mielke, N4727 State Rd 22, Wautoma Product: Strawberries and raspberries


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Explore six state natural areas in Waushara County Prior to European settlement, Wisconsin contained a mosaic of natural communities, ranging from prairies and oak savannas in the south, to pine forests and boggy wetlands in the north. In all, more than 75 unique types of natural communities made up Wisconsin’s landscape of the early 1800s. Over the decades, since intensive settlement began, the quality and extent of those communities has been extremely reduced by urbanization, agriculture, and industry, and by the ecological impact of fire suppression and the spread of exotic plant species. The last remaining vestiges of our native landscape are called natural areas. By 2002, its 50th anniversary year, the State Natural Area Program had grown to nearly 400 sites encompassing more than 150,000 acres of land and water. SNAs are found in 70 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and range in size from less than one acre to more than 7,700 acres, and six of these sights are located in Waushara County. The sites include: Bass Lake Fen, Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes, Upper Fox Headwaters, Karner Blue Meadow, Lunch Creek Wetlands, and Mecan Springs. The Lunch Creek Wetlands is State Natural Area No. 333 and has 567 acres. Access is from the intersection of Highways 73 and 21 in Wautoma, go south and west on 21 2.6 miles, then south on County Y about 2.0 miles to a DNR parking area east of the road. Follow Lunch Creek downstream to the wetlands. Lunch Creek Wetlands contains one of the most diverse and species rich sedge meadows in Wisconsin, situated within a mainly undisturbed watershed, an uncommon occurrence in Wisconsin. This large wetland complex is free of exotic species and dominated by fen and sedge meadow communities containing a total of 115 plant species. A fen-like meadow emanates from the uplands and upland islands surrounding the lower areas. The area also provides ideal habitat for grassland and wetland birds such as the Northern Harrier, a species of special concern in Wisconsin. Over 5,000 sandhill cranes roost here in October and early November. The Bass Lake Fen is State Natural Area No. 178 and is 77 acres. Access is from the intersection of State Highways 22 and 73 in Wautoma, go south on 22 4.4 miles, then east on County Highway YY 0.9 miles to a parking area south of the road. Walk south on the access lane 0.75 miles to the north shore of the lake. Bass Lake features a 20-acre calcareous fen located on the undeveloped shore of Bass Lake. The fen is exceptionally diverse with many small springs, openings, and ponds providing a calcium-rich habitat that supports 125 species of plants. The five-acre Bass Lake is a clear fertile lake, some 27 feet deep, with a sandy marl bottom and a population of fern pondweed, a species not usually found in south or central Wisconsin. The lake has a good warm water fishery and is an

important waterfowl area. Sandhill Cranes, which nest nearby, use the area extensively. The Upper Fox Headwaters is State Natural Area No. 265 and is 195 acres. Access for Chaffee Creek Meadow, from the junction of Highways 21 and 39/51 in Coloma, go south on 51 3.8 miles to rest area 81. Access is available via the Ice Age Trail on the west end of the rest area. Walk northeast into the site. For Caves Creek, from the junction of County Highways A and E in Lawrence, go north on A 1.7 miles, then continue north on 4th Avenue 1.7 miles. Park along the road and walk east into the site. The Upper Fox Headwaters contains three distinct units: Zinke Lake, Upper Chaffee Creek Meadow, and Caves Creek. Zinke Lake is a small hard water spring lake with a tamarack-dominated shore. Upper Chaffee Creek Meadow contains a wetland complex of fen, wet-mesic, and wet prairie with over 100 native plant species present. Running through the site is Chaffee Creek. Caves Creek contains spring seeps and runs, a twoacre spring pond, sedge meadow and tamarack swamp, and oak barrens. The Karner Blue Meadow is State Natural Area No. 327 and is 40 acres. Access from the intersection of Highways 22 and A north of Wild Rose, go east on County A 3.0 miles, then south on 22nd Avenue 0.5 miles to a parking area in the southeast corner of the site. The Karner Blue Meadow features a dry sand prairie that is home to a strong population of the federally endangered Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis). The Karner Blue is one of many plants and animals native to the sandy oak savannas and dry prairie habitat that have declined dramatically over the past several decades. Historically, the Karner Blue occurred from eastern Minnesota, across the Great Lakes and into New England but has now disappeared from numerous states due to habitat loss, fragmentation, and a lack of natural disturbance, such as wildfire. The Karner Blue is restricted to habitats that contain wild lupine, a beautiful purplish-blue flowering plant -the larval butterfly’s only food plant. The Mecan Springs is State Natural Area No. 370 and is 111 acres. Access is from the junction of Highways 39/51 and 21 in Coloma, go east on 21 2.6 miles, then north on GG 2.0 miles, then west on Chicago Road 0.3 miles to an access lane and parking area on the left side of the road. Situated in the bottom of a moraine depression, Mecan Springs protects the large clearwater springs which are the headwaters to the Mecan River. A Class I trout stream, the Mecan River system contains some of the finest trout streams in central Wisconsin Sandhill cranes, Northern Bobwhite Quail, and two rare birds - the state threatened Red-Shouldered Hawk and federally threatened Bald Eagle use the area.


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Eagles take up residence in Waushara County Throughout the years there have been numerous eagle sightings across Waushara County. Many photos of eagles have been sent into the Argus and Resorter by amateur bird watchers in the area.   The sight of an eagle arouses as many different feelings as there are people. For many, it is a feeling of awe and majesty to watch them soar.  Eagles were once abundant throughout Wisconsin, until the 1800’s when immigrants settled in the state. Habitat disturbance, destruction, and shooting caused their numbers to drop until laws were enacted, like the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916, the Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940, the 1972 listing of eagles as endangered in Wisconsin, and the ban of DDT, a pesticide that was used on crops that softened the eagle eggs.  Today, wildlife biologists, scientists, and volunteers continue to work to teach people about protecting eagles and their nesting sites. The DNR staff have developed educational materials to help people learn about eagle nest protection. You can help the bald eagle in Wisconsin by Adopting an Eagle Nest and reporting active eagle nest sites or eagle sightings to the Bureau of Endangered Resources at the DNR website. “Today there are 200 nesting pairs of bald eagles along the 260-mile stretch of the Upper Mississippi refuge,” says Scott Mehus, education director at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. “It doesn’t sound like a lot, but between 1968 and 1973, there was just one nesting pair in the same stretch.” Now, nesting pairs of eagles have been spotted along rivers and lakes throughout Central Wisconsin. Each pair has their own hunting ranges, so as the population grows, they continue

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Black Hawk Folk Society celebrates 27th year Black Hawk Folk Society is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the performance and the enjoyment of folk music in Central Wisconsin.  Black Hawk Folk Society celebrates its 27th year in 2014 and accomplishes its mission in several ways – with an annual Folk Music Festival, monthly Folk Music Concerts, monthly Acoustic Jam Sessions, and periodic free Folk Music Programs for nonprofit youth groups. Folk Music Festival: On the second Saturday of July each year, the Society presents an all-day Folk Music Festival at Mt. Morris Town Park on the north shore of beautiful Lake Morris.  The Folk Festival features live folk music throughout the day, starting with an “open mic” for local musicians from 10:30 a.m. until Noon, followed by seven separate concerts (until 8 p.m.) performed by talented professional and semi-professional folk musicians from all over the mid-west and beyond. At the festival you will find food and drink concessions provided by the local 4-H Club, artisan booths throughout the park, and a swimming beach. In case of rain the festival moves to Mountain View Community Center. Monthly Concerts: The Society presents a “Second Saturday Concert” each month from August through May also featuring professional and semi-professional folk musicians.  The Folk Society is able to present its Festival and Concerts at minimal cost to the public because of grants and season sponsorships from local businesses and organizations. The concerts are held at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Community Center, located in the country about 5 miles east of Wautoma, just off State Hwy. 152 at the intersection of County Road S and 21st Lane.  The building is heated, air-conditioned, and has lighted and paved parking.  Monthly concerts are preceded by a potluck supper at 6 p.m.  All are invited to join in by bringing a dish to share, and their own eating utensils and cold drinks.  Hot water is provided for tea and instant coffee. Free Concert In The Park: On the Sunday following the second Saturday of June each year the Society presents a free concert in Mt. Morris Town Park at 2 p.m. The concert is preceded by a potluck picnic lunch at 1 p.m. In case of rain, the concert is moved to Mountain View Community Center. Acoustic Jam Sessions: The Society hosts an Acoustic Jams Session starting at 6:30 p.m. on the Third Tuesday of each month. Jams are held in the meeting room of the Wautoma Public Library, at 410 West Main Street (entrance and parking in the rear of the library). The jams are quite informal and are open to all ages and all levels of experience.  Folk Music for Youth Groups: Musician volunteers from Black Hawk Folk Society attend youth group meetings (as scheduled) to play and sing a variety of folk and oldtime songs on a variety of folk instruments.  They talk about

their instruments, their experiences and share some interesting facts about the music they play.  Singalongs and audience participation are encouraged.  Eligible groups include non-profit youth groups in Waushara and surrounding Counties, such as 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs, Church, School & Library Youth Groups.  To schedule a program for your youth group, call Travis Talbott at 715-570-5984. Membership: Lovers of live folk music are encouraged to join and maintain a membership in Black Hawk Folk Society by paying a small annual donation.  Membership provides financial assistance to the Society and entitles the member to receive the Black Hawk newsletter every four months. More information: Visit www.blackhawkfolk.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/blackhawkfolk, or Twitter at twitter.com/blackhawkfolk.  Feel free to call or email any of the council members listed on the website.

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CAP Services helps people build self-sufficiency CAP Services offers many programs to Waushara County residents that increase their ability to become economically and emotionally self-sufficient. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides low-income households with assistance in filing their income taxes, and applying for any eligible tax credits (homestead, earned income tax, child tax credit). Services are offered by appointment in Waushara County from early February through April 15. Call 800-660-5430. The Skills Enhancement Program helps working, low income individuals acquire the skills needed to compete for higher paying jobs by assisting with the costs of tuition, books, transportation and child care. To be eligible, individuals must have incomes at or below 150 percent of poverty and be working at least 20 hours per week. The program also provides job counseling, job shadowing, and job search and placement assistance. Participants are able to obtain needed training from approved public or private educational providers. Call 920787-1422. The Business Development Program offers services to low-income people starting or expanding a business, and to expanding businesses committed to hiring low-income people. Services include one-on-one technical assistance, loan packaging, access to below-market cost space, business mentoring, loans and Internet-based technical assistance a www.vbi.biz. Call 920-787-7461. The Head Start program provides an early childhood and family development program for income-eligible families with children ages three to five. The program serves families with special needs children, ages three to five, regardless of income. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical,

dental and mental health; nutrition; family services; and parent involvement. Both center-based and home-based options are available. Call 920-787-7742. The Family Resource Center offers a variety of services to families, including parenting training, adult and youth anger management programs, and referrals to community services. Call 920-787-7696. Domestic Abuse Victim Services provides a 24-hour crisis line (800-472-3377), emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal and other advocacy (including court accompaniment), support groups for victims of domestic violence and their children, and a program for abusers. Victims or people who know of victims can call 920-787-3889 for confidential, no charge assistance. The Home Buyers Assistance Program helps low- and moderate-income households buy their first home by providing funds for down payment and closing costs. Assistance is provided in the form of a deferred loan due when the property is sold or when it is no longer the primary residence of the original qualifying household. Call 608-297-2801. The Weatherization and Housing Rehabilitation Program installs energy conservation measures in the homes of low-income households to save energy and reduce costs, and provides loans for housing rehabilitation. The mix of measures is customized for each house. Some common services include attic and sidewall insulation, air leakage reduction, water heater insulation, and roof, siding and window replacement. Most households that receive energy assistance qualify for the program. For Weatherization, call 715-343-7135. For Housing Rehabilitation, call 608-297-2801. Visit www.capservices.org for additional information.

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Watershed Lakes Council strives to restore area waters The Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council, Inc. (WCWLC) was established in 1996 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and restoration of the waters of Waushara County. There are 112 lakes, rivers, and streams in Waushara County – 96 of these bodies of water are named. The WCWLC is made up of lake districts, lake associations, and individual residents of Waushara County who meet quarterly each year in the Waushara County Courthouse. Guest speakers at each meeting provide information on State Laws and proposed Bills, natural resources, and environmental issues to keep the WCWLC up-to-date on what’s happening in the State of Wisconsin, Waushara County, and surrounding counties. These meetings are open to the public. The WCWLC works extensively with State Laws makers, the UW-Extension Office, the Waushara County Land Conservation Department, Golden Sands RCD, and the Department of Natural Resources to achieve its goals. The WCWLC is the only council of its kind in the State of Wisconsin to offer an Environmental Education Program. This Program is available to any Waushara County resident, group, organization, or classroom study group studying environmental and conservation issues. The WCWLC provides financial assistance to help groups and the youths of Waushara County learn about conservation,

environment and water issues of this central Wisconsin treasure, Waushara County. The Board of Directors of the WCWLC for 2014 consists of the following: President - Michael Geier, Vice-President - Gary Wisbrocker, Treasurer - Bill VanDongen, Secretary Francie Rowe, and Board Members Barb Bartel, Mel Heaney, and Marty Wilke. Should you wish to contact the WCWLC, email wcwlc34@ gmail.com.


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Enjoy picturesque Waushara County by seeing the countryside on two wheels Whether you’re an experienced bicyclist looking to put on some miles, or you’re just looking to rent a bike for a pedal around the lake, Waushara County is a great place to ride. With hundreds of miles of low trafficked, hard surfaced back roads, and rural scenery speckled with quaint towns, lakes, and parks, you’ll never run out of destinations or safe routes to get to them. You could enjoy the open road by yourself or socially on a group ride. For a collection of mapped routes to help guide your tour of Waushara County’s rural countryside, pick up a “Bike Routes in Waushara County” book from the Waushara County Parks Department. Or let the locals be your guide and pick up a schedule of the abundant local group rides in the area by contacting Wade’z Bike and Adventure Shop. Be sure to patronize the locally owned, bike-friendly businesses along the way. The Waushara County area is host to multiple opportunities to ride off the road as well. Whether it’s the Bannerman Trail, Hartman Creek State Park, or the trails at Nordic Mountain, there is a trail or path for you.

The Bannerman trail is a retired railroad bed with a lowcut grass surface that connects the towns of Redgranite, Spring Lake, and Neshkoro. Hartman Creek State Park is just north of the Waushara County line, but worth the short journey for the excellent beginner and intermediate mountain bike trails and family friendly paved bike path. Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris is not only great for skiing, but home to several miles of world class cross-country mountain bike trails. With some opportunity for beginners, the mountain bike trails at Nordic Mountain are tailored to the intermediate or advanced rider with several miles of winding singletrack. These trails are also host to a number of mountain bike races that draw racers and spectators each year. Get out and hit the road, or the trail, to gain a new perspective of beautiful Waushara County. For more information on the bike trails contact: •Waushara County Parks Department, 920-787-7037, www.co.waushara.wi.us/parks.htm •Wade’z Bike and Adventure Shop, 415 E. Main St., Wautoma, WI 54982, 920-787-3282, www.wadezbike.com.

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Enjoy the Waushara County Fair Aug. 14-17

40th Annual 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Auction Sale Aug. 16 Our county youth are working hard getting projects ready for the Waushara County Fair, Aug. 14-17, 2014. Their market animals will be judged at the fair and those qualifying will be offered for sale at the junior livestock auction on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. in the youth pavilion sale ring at the south end of the fairgrounds. The auction finalizes the market animal projects for poultry, beef, rabbits, swine, and sheep for youth exhibiting their animals. Local and regional businesses and citizens are invited to attend this exciting event to support these youth exhibitors. See some of the county’s finest livestock at auction. Everyone is welcome to bid. The sale will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 . This year’s sale order is: grand and reserve champion rabbits, grand and reserve champion swine and remaining swine, grand and reserve champion poultry, grand and reserve champion sheep and remaining sheep, remaining rabbits, grand and reserve champion beef, and remaining beef and remaining poultry. Proceeds from the sale of their animals are used by the youth to further their education and to purchase animals for future fairs. Purchasing an animal(s) at the sale is easy. If you have the winning bid, you can have the meat processed for your own consumption or the animal can be shipped and resold at the stockyard (arranged by the sale committee). Those purchasing an animal(s) can deduct the difference between the market price (announced prior to the sale) and the actual winning bid price and then this amount is claimed as an advertising expense and is often included in the business advertising budget. The quality of the meat from this sale is very good as they are not spared any attention due to the producer’s desire to do well in judging. The junior livestock auction sale is easy, fun, and greatly appreciated by the youth in our area. Please come and support the sale and all that the Waushara County Fair has to offer. With your welcomed support it will make the Waushara County Junior Livestock Auction Sale a success again this year. We look forward to seeing you.

The Waushara County Fair will be held at the Waushara County Fairgrounds in Wautoma from Aug. 14-17. This annual event is designed to have great appeal for citizens of all ages. The primary goal of the fair is education. Youth, through their 4-H activities, spend the year learning and developing a wide variety of projects that will be judged at the fair. They include: livestock projects, horsemanship, animal exhibits, plants and soil projects dealing with flowers and house plants, nature, space, shooting sports, photography, and many others that are explained in the 2014 Premium Book, which will be available at the Waushara County Courthouse in June. The second goal of the fair is to be a social event where friends and families meet and mingle with others. There is the fun of looking, smelling, touching, questioning, and experiencing new ideas. There is also the excitement of the competitors, the Junior Livestock Auction, the great variety of foods, games and rides, all for the purpose of enriching the lives of those attending. Plan on attending the fair this August, and better than merely attending, be a participant in the action by entering the competitions and the activities available for all ages. Judging continues throughout the weekend. Nightly entertainment includes: Thursday tractor pull; Friday truck pull; Saturday entertainment by Savannah Jack – A Musical Experience; and Sunday demolition derby and the Invitational Draft Horsehitch Show. For more information, call the Waushara County Fair at 920-647-0694 or go to the website www.wausharacofair.com. 


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Geocaching is a popular recreational activity in Waushara County

Fast becoming one of the most popular outdoor sports in Waushara County, geocaching sites in the area have grown in leaps and bounds.  Geocaching is a way for you to get out of the county and discover sites you never knew existed.    Right now in Waushara County there are over 350 geocaches hidden. The state of Wisconsin has thousands of caches with new ones added every day. These hidden treasures allow you to experience some of the beauty and history of Central Wisconsin as you search for the cache. Geocaching is so popular in Wisconsin that they have their own website www. wi-geocaching.com. The main website for all geocaching around the world is www.geocaching.com. What do you need to participate in geocaching? The only piece of equipment you need is a GPS Unit. So what happens when you go geocaching? People stash a cache and then share the location of the cache on the Internet by inputting the longitude and latitude coordinates. These are the coordinates that you put into your GPS unit, and then the search begins. There are many different varieties of caches. A traditional cache is usually an airtight container of various sizes where you will find a log book and various items to exchange. You take an item from the cache and leave one in its place. If you have children, this is the part of the treasure hunt that they love the most. Items can range from small toys to pins, CD’s, and various other small items. Each cache has a logbook. In the logbook is information left by the owner of the cache, as well as comments and signatures of each person who has visited the cache. It is important to note that caches are always well hidden and disguised. They never interfere with terrain or area. If you did not have the coordinates for the cache, you would never know it was in the area. Caches are always placed on public access land or with the permission of the landowner. In many of the state parks there is now a Ranger Rick geocache where you pick up the coordinates at the rangers’ offices

and search throughout the park for the stamps to go in your book.  Another type of cache is the micro cache. This usually consists of a small container, like a camouflaged pill bottle or film canister, with a small signature log inside. These are usually placed in areas where a bigger container would be impossible. Perhaps one of the most challenging types of caches is the multi cache. A multi cache has two or more caches. There are many variations, but most multi caches have a hint to find the second cache, the second cache has hints for the third, and so on. This makes for a lot of fun as you go from one cache to another. Travel bugs have added even more fun to geocaching. A groundspeak travel bug is a trackable tag you attach to an item. You then give your travel bug a mission, for example, to travel to as many states as possible. When you go to a cache and find a travel bug, you take that bug and log in your retrieval. Then the next time you go to another cache, you plant the bug again. In this way, the bug “travels” from cache to cache as it works to complete its mission. All of this is logged onto the website so its owner can follow the travels of their bug. Think you might be interested? Then log onto www.geocaching.com. Try to find one of the many caches in Waushara County and enjoy the beautiful area as you search. So dust off that GPS or borrow one from a friend, lace up the hiking boots, grab a partner, and let the searching begin.

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ADVENTURE PARK Big Dog Adventure Park....................................................... 93

BOWLING ALLEYS Dogger’s Bar & Lanes.......................................................... 87

AGING SERVICES Waushara Department of Aging........................................... 86

CAMPGROUNDS Camp LuWiSoMo................................................................. 66 Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 65 Flanagan’s Pearl Lake Campsite............................................ 9 Lake of the Woods Campground........................................ 128 Oakwood Campsites............................................................ 81 Wild West Campground & Corral....................................... 123

ANTIQUES/GIFTS/SPECIALTY SHOPS Avon Boutique...................................................................... 61 Brakebush Outlet Store...................................................... 126 Candle Freak Gallery............................................................ 62 The Cinnamon House........................................................... 53 Crock & Kettle....................................................................... 82 The Farm Market.................................................................. 62 Finishing Touch Antiques..................................................... 62 Floral Expressions by Renee................................................ 63 Gold ‘n Country Gifts............................................................ 52 Kaydee Music....................................................................... 63 Maple Marsh....................................................................... 127 Red Barn Woodcrafts........................................................... 22 Roseville Mini Golf................................................................ 83 Wade’z Bike & Adventure Shop......................................... 105 AQUATIC CENTER Berlin Aquatic Center.......................................................... 119 Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 65 Nordic Wake Park................................................................. 39 ASSISTED LIVING Heartland House..................................................................... 6 Rosemore Village................................................................. 79 Silver Lake Manor............................................................... 102 AUTOMOTIVE Lund’s Northwoods Auto & Repair....................................... 63 Napralla Tire....................................................................... 127 BAIT/TACKLE C&B Feed & Bait.................................................................. 61 Holliday Shopping Center................................................... 127 L&L Hardware..................................................................... 115 Malchow’s Sport Shop.......................................................... 72 BAKERY Mom & Me Bakery.............................................................. 126 BANQUET FACILITIES Camp LuWiSoMo................................................................. 66 Moose Inn............................................................................... 3 Oakwood Campsites............................................................ 81 Richford Community Center................................................. 48 Silvercryst............................................................................... 5 BICYCLE SALES - SERVICE - RENTALS Wade’z Bike & Adventure Shop......................................... 105 BOATS Blackhawk Marine................................................................ 15 Johnson Boats & Motors.................................................... 121 Shoreline Boat Center........................................................ 113 BOAT CHARTERS/TOURS Clearwater Harbor................................................................ 52 BOAT RESTORATION & COVERS Russ Canvas Inc.................................................................. 50

CARWASHING & DETAIL Wautoma Shell....................................................................... 9 CATERING Christianos Pizza.................................................................. 16 Farm Market......................................................................... 62 Moose Inn Supper Club & Catering........................................ 3 Oakwood Bar, Restaurant & Campgrounds......................... 81 CELLULAR PHONES Your Wautoma Radio Shack................................................ 60 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Waushara Area Chamber................................................... 120 CHIROPRACTIC Pace Chiropractic............................................................... 126 CHURCHES Church Directory.......................................................... 114-116 Crossroads Family Church................................................... 60 CLOTHING Ace Hardware..................................................................... 125 County Cupboard................................................................. 62 The Farm Market.................................................................. 62 Lauritzen’s Sport Shop......................................................... 82 Malchow’s Sport Shop.......................................................... 72 Roseville Mini Golf................................................................ 83 Second Time Around.......................................................... 119 Two Oaks North.................................................................... 69 Waushara Country Club....................................................... 13 CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS Plainfield Business Association, Inc....................................... 4 Wautoma Main Street–Augustfest........................................ 90 Wautoma Rotary................................................................... 92 COMPUTERS Your Wautoma Radio Shack................................................ 60 CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS Berlin Heating & Cooling...................................................... 23 Central Heating & Cooling.................................................... 61 Farago Drilled Wells, Plumbing & Septic.............................. 44 Horst Builders..................................................................... 121 John’s Plumbing................................................................... 66 Kerschner’s Gas Service...................................................... 29 MPB Builders, Inc................................................................... 8 Premier Custom Homes....................................................... 16 Windows Plus....................................................................... 45 Zimmerman Woodcrafts LLC................................................ 63


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CONVENIENCE MARTS Holliday Shopping Center................................................... 127 Lauritzen’s Sport Shop......................................................... 82 Plainfield Travel Plaza.......................................................... 12 Wautoma Shell....................................................................... 9 COTTAGE RENTALS Camp LuWiSoMo................................................................. 66 Cottage Rentals.................................................................... 49 Oakwood Little Silver Lake Cottage Rentals........................ 81 COUNTY FAIRS Marquette County Fair........................................................ 123 Waushara County Fair........................................................ 123 CUSTOM SEWING & ALTERATIONS Custom Sewing & Alterations............................................... 63 DENTISTS Family Health Medical & Dental......................................... 113 Waushara Dental Associates................................................. 2 ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING/HEATING SUPPLIES Ace Hardware..................................................................... 125 Berlin Heating & Cooling...................................................... 23 Central Heating & Cooling.................................................... 61 Farago Plumbing.................................................................. 44 Kerschner’s Gas Service, Inc............................................... 20 Mid-State Supply................................................................ 104 Wautoma Hardware.............................................................. 11 ENTERTAINMENT Big Dog Adventure Park....................................................... 93 Harbor Bar............................................................................ 52 Jailbreak Marathon............................................................. 122 McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center........................... 122 Nordic Mountain................................................................... 39 Princeton Flea Market.......................................................... 97 Silvercryst............................................................................... 5 Wautoma Augustfest............................................................ 90 FARM MARKET The Farm Market.................................................................. 62 Farm Producers.................................................................... 99 Flyte Family Farm............................................................... 124 Princeton Flea Market.......................................................... 97 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS National Exchange Bank & Trust.......................................... 28 FIREWOOD Denk Logging..................................................................... 117 Mirr of Green Lake................................................................ 58 Weekly Timber & Pulp........................................................ 107 FLEA MARKET Princeton Flea Market.......................................................... 97 FLORISTS Floral Expressions by Renee................................................ 63 Prairie Nursery...................................................................... 57 FLOORING/CARPET McCartney Carpet.............................................................. 126

FORESTRY & LOGGING Denk Logging..................................................................... 117 Mirr of Green Lake................................................................ 58 Weekly Timber & Pulp........................................................ 107 FURNITURE/APPLIANCES Adams/Columbia Electric Coop............................................ 95 Casual Living Outfitters........................................................ 98 The Cinnamon House........................................................... 53 East Town TV & Appliance................................................... 62 Gold ‘n Country Gifts............................................................ 53 Red Barn Woodcrafts........................................................... 22 Virch’s True Value.............................................................. 126 Wild Rose Home Furnishings............................................... 68 Zimmerman Woodcrafts LLC................................................ 63 GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION & SERVICE Dan’s Door Service................................................... 63, 66, 67 GAS/PROPANE Frontier FS�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 103 Kerschner’s Gas Service...................................................... 29 GOLF COURSES Two Oaks North.................................................................... 69 Waushara Country Club....................................................... 13

GRAPHIC DESIGN Berlin Printing..................................................................... 119 Sign Creations & Graphic Design......................................... 60 Waushara Argus................................................................. 108 GREENHOUSE/LANDSCAPING NURSERY The Farm Market.................................................................. 62 Floral Expressions by Renee................................................ 63 Malchow’s Sport Shop.......................................................... 72 Prairie Nursery...................................................................... 57 GROCERY STORES Brakebush Outlet Store...................................................... 126 Country Discount Grocery.................................................. 118 El Popo Mexican Grocery Store............................................. 7 Spring Lake Country Store................................................... 10 HARDWARE Ace Hardware..................................................................... 125 Holliday Shopping Center................................................... 127 L&L Hardware..................................................................... 118 Virch’s True Value Hardware.............................................. 126 Wautoma Hardware.............................................................. 11 HEALTH/FITNESS & BEAUTY American Martial Arts Academy........................................... 62 Berlin Aquatic Center.......................................................... 119 Club Team............................................................................ 63 Corequest Yoga.................................................................. 127 Q-Tickles Nail Studio.......................................................... 127 Wade’z Bike & Adventure Shop......................................... 105 HORSEBACK RIDING Camp LuWiSoMo................................................................. 66 Enchanted Oaks Ranch........................................................ 27 Wild West Campground & Corral....................................... 123 HOSPITALS CHN Berlin Memorial Hospital.............................................. 25


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INSURANCE Martz Insurance Agency....................................................... 14

POOLS & SPA SERVICES H&H Pools.............................................................................. 8

JEWELRY Avon Boutique...................................................................... 61 Farm Market......................................................................... 62 Roseville Gifts....................................................................... 63

PORTA POTTY RENTAL Packerland Portables........................................................... 57

KILNS Samsel’s Millwork & Sawshop Ltd........................................ 32 LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Pete’s Lawn & Garden Service........................................... 101 LIQUOR/BEER/WINE Candle Freak Gallery............................................................ 62 Coloma Liquors.................................................................... 26 Lunch Creek Winery............................................................. 42 Wautoma Shell....................................................................... 9 LODGING Boarders Inn & Suites......................................................... 124 Camp Luwisomo................................................................... 66 Coloma Hotel & Pub........................................................... 118 Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 64 Cottage Rentals.................................................................... 49 Lake of the Woods.............................................................. 128 Oakwood Campsites & Cottages.......................................... 81 Pioneer Motor Inn............................................................... 126 Silvercryst............................................................................... 5 Super 8 Motel..................................................................... 124 LUMBER Samsel’s Millwork & Sawshop Ltd........................................ 32 Wautoma Hardware.............................................................. 11 Weekly Timber & Pulp........................................................ 107 MANICURES & PEDICURES Q-Tickles Nail Studio.......................................................... 127 MARATHON Jailbreak Marathon............................................................. 122 MINI GOLF Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 65 Roseville Mini Golf................................................................ 83 MUSIC STORES Kaydee Music....................................................................... 63 NEWSPAPERS Waushara Argus/Resorter.................................................. 108 NUTRITION Club TEAM........................................................................... 63 PHYSICIANS Community Health Network.................................................. 25 Family Health Medical & Dental......................................... 113 Waushara Family Physicians............................................... 68 PLUMBING Farago’s Drilled Wells........................................................... 44 John’s Plumbing................................................................... 66 Kerschner’s Gas Service...................................................... 29

PRINTING Berlin Printing & Office Supply........................................... 119 Sign Creations & Graphic Design......................................... 60 Waushara Argus/Resorter.................................................. 108 REAL ESTATE Century 21-Affiliated............................................................. 73 Clark Agency........................................................................ 94 Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group................................ 4 First Choice Realty............................................................... 10 First Weber Realty.................................................................. 7 Kravick Realty....................................................................... 78 Pietsch Team-First Weber Realty......................................... 12 REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS Clark Agency........................................................................ 94 RENTALS Ace Hardware..................................................................... 125 Blackhawk Marine................................................................ 15 Johnson Boats & Motors.................................................... 121 L&L Hardware..................................................................... 118 Virch’s True Value Hardware.............................................. 126 Wautoma Hardware.............................................................. 11 Wade’z Bike & Adventure Shop......................................... 105 Wautoma Rental................................................................... 59 RESTAURANTS/SUPPER CLUBS Bearded Bison Eatery & Ale House.................................... 119 Christianos............................................................................ 16 Clearwater Harbor................................................................ 52 Culver’s................................................................................. 60 Dogger’s Bar & Lanes.......................................................... 87 El Popo Mexican/American Restaurant.................................. 7 Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 65 Farm Market......................................................................... 62 Lake of the Woods Campground........................................ 128 Moose Inn Supper Club & Catering........................................ 3 Nordic Mountain................................................................... 39 Oakwood Bar, Restaurant & Campgrounds......................... 81 Red Hill Royal Cafe............................................................ 118 Red Fox................................................................................ 67 Silvercryst .............................................................................. 5 Springwater Resort............................................................... 84 Subway/Plainfield................................................................. 12 Taco John’s............................................................................ 9 The Grill at Two Oaks........................................................... 69 Waushara Country Club....................................................... 13 SATELLITE SYSTEMS Your Wautoma Radio Shack................................................ 60 SEPTIC PUMPING Farago Well Drilling, Plumbing & Septics............................. 44 Kerschner’s Septic................................................................ 29 Waushara Septic Pumping................................................... 59


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SERVICE STATIONS Holliday Shopping Center................................................... 127 Lauritzen’s Sport Shop......................................................... 82 Plainfield Travel Plaza.......................................................... 12 Wautoma Shell....................................................................... 9 SKI HILL Nordic Mountain................................................................... 39 SMALL ENGINE & REPAIR L&L Hardware..................................................................... 118 Samsel, Millwork & Sawshop, Ltd........................................ 32 Wautoma Hardware.............................................................. 11 SPORTING/RECREATION EQUIPMENT Blackhawk Marine................................................................ 15 H&H Pools & Spas................................................................. 8 Johnson Boats & Motors.................................................... 121 Lauritzen’s Sport Shop......................................................... 82 Malchow’s Sport Shop.......................................................... 82 Nordic Mountain Pro Shop................................................... 39 Shoreline Boat Center........................................................ 113 Two Oaks Pro Shop............................................................. 69 Wade’z Bike & Adventure Shop......................................... 105 Waushara Country Club....................................................... 13 STUMP GRINDING Kubasta Tree Trimming & Removal, LLD............................. 61 Mirr of Green Lake................................................................ 58 TAVERNS/PUBS/LOUNGES Bearded Bison Eatery & Ale House.................................... 119 Clearwater Harbor................................................................ 52 Coloma Hotel & Pub........................................................... 118 Dogger’s Bar & Lanes.......................................................... 87 Evergreen Campsites & Resort.................................... 64 & 65 Flanagan’s Pearl Lake Campsite............................................ 9 Lake of the Woods Campground........................................ 128 Moose Inn Supper Club & Catering........................................ 3 Nordic Mountain................................................................... 39 Oakwood Supper Club & Campsites.................................... 81 Red Fox................................................................................ 67 Silvercryst............................................................................... 5 Springwater Resort............................................................... 84 The Grill at Two Oaks North................................................. 69 Waushara Country Club....................................................... 13

THRIFT STORES The Cupboard....................................................................... 62 Second Time Around Shop................................................ 119

TREE TRIMMING & REMOVAL Denk Logging..................................................................... 117 Kubasta Tree Trimming & Removal LLC.............................. 61 Mirr of Green Lake................................................................ 58 Pete’s Lawn & Garden Service........................................... 101 UTILITIES Adams/Columbia Electric Coop............................................ 95 WEBSITE DESIGN Best Author........................................................................... 51 WELLS Farago’s Drilled Wells........................................................... 44 WINDOWS Windows Plus....................................................................... 45 WINERY Lunch Creek Winery............................................................. 42 ZOO Animal Haven Zoo................................................................ 85

Waushara County Zip Codes & Phone Numbers

ALMOND..................................................... 54909 (715) 366-7141 BANCROFT................................................. 54921 (715) 335-4445 BERLIN....................................................... 54923 (920) 361-0360 COLOMA..................................................... 54930 (715) 228-3151 HANCOCK................................................... 54943 (715) 249-5104 NESHKORO................................................ 54960 (920) 293-4982 PINE RIVER................................................ 54965 (920) 987-5403 PLAINFIELD................................................ 54966 (715) 335-6741 POY SIPPI................................................... 54967 (920) 987-5388 REDGRANITE............................................. 54970 (920) 566-2870 WAUTOMA.................................................. 54982 (920) 787-2520 WILD ROSE................................................ 54984 (920) 622-3406


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Church Directory St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod 420 Park Ave., Wild Rose 920-622-3280

24th & Beechnut Ave. (4 miles northeast of Mt. Morris) The Rev. William E. Meier, Pastor 920-787-4707

Worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Quilting Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. email: saintpaulwildrose@gmail.com

Saturday After Labor Day thru Saturday Before Memorial Day Weekend 10 a.m. Worship

Crossroads Family Church

Saxeville Community Church

640 S. Water St., Wautoma 920-787-2355 www.crossroadsfamilychurch.com

(Multidenominational) W4616 Cty. Hwy. A, Saxeville Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m.

Pastor Rod Chapman 715-256-9116 www.saxevillecommunitychurch.net

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Grace Bible Church 610 Carey Ave., Wild Rose

WELS 335 W. Prairie St., Wautoma 920-787-3856 www.wautomapeacelutheran.org Worship: Sunday 9 a.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Spiritual growth opportunities for all ages - call for more information! Handicapped Accessible Pastor Roger Riedel

Mt. Morris Holden Lutheran

N3388 State Rd. 152, Wautoma

West Holden Lutheran

N4256 County Rd. MM, Wautoma Call for service times at 920-787-3187 or email holdenparish@centurytel.net www.holdenlutheranparish.org

Family Ministry Night Wednesday 6 p.m.

920-765-0452 Pastor Paul Hurst 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service

Featuring verse by verse practical exposition of the Scriptures


Church Directory Redgranite First Congregational United Church of Christ 887 Bonnell Ave., Redgranite 920-566-4666 www.uccredgranite.net

Sunday Worship Service 9:00 a.m. “Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

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Catholic Churches St. Mark’s

S. on Church Ave. off Hwy. 21 in Redgranite Masses: Sat. 4 p.m. & Sun. 8:30 a.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

W. on Liberty St. off Hwy. 49 in Poy Sippi Mass: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Office phone: 920-566-4442 www.stmarksacredheart.com Festival date: June 8, 2014 Like Us on Facebook!

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church WELS 330 Foster Rd., Redgranite 920-566-4212

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Bible Study & Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Monday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Pastor Greg Sluke

Zion United Methodist Church

200 East Bluff St., Neshkoro Pastor Aaron Alfred Worship Services 8:45 a.m. Fellowship and Refreshments 2nd Sunday Winter months we have a small but GREAT Choir. If you are visiting or new in our area and looking for a CHURCH HOME please come and join us. WE ARE A FRIENDLY CHURCH & WELCOME YOU. COMPLETELY HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.

Mt. Morris - Vacationland Worship - Mt. Morris (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Chapel in the Pines

24th & Beechnut Ave. (4 miles northeast of Mt. Morris)

W6225 Bighorn Lane (1 block west of Hwy. 152)

Saturdays 6:30 p.m.

Sundays 8:30 a.m.

The Rev. William E. Meier, Pastor 920-787-4707


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Church Directory Hope Lutheran Church ELCA 301 E. Mt. Morris Ave., Wautoma www.hopelutheranwautoma.com 920-787-3920

8:00 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Education/Fellowship Hour “Hope Is The Anchor Of The Soul”

Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

121 W. Elm St., Wautoma 920-787-2891 Sunday Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sunday Adult Bible Class 10:30 a.m.

Providence Bible Church Meets at Mt. Morris Community Center (Corner of Hwy. 152 & Cty. Rd. S) Sunday at 10 a.m. Expository Preaching verse by verse Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Brendan Ganser, 920-410-8033

Waushara Community Church N2126 - 22nd Avenue Wautoma, WI 920-787-7148 website: wausharacommunitychurch.org Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am

Grace United Methodist Church

N2133 Southgate Terrace, Wautoma www.graceumcwautoma.org 920-787-4668 Sunday Worship Services: Contemporary at 8:45 a.m. Traditional at 10:30 a.m. Grace is an All Generation Church where everyone is welcome!

St. Mary’s Chapel

(Episcopal) N2616 Bugh’s Lake Rd., Wautoma Holy Communion: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. McAlpine, Rector St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Ripon 920-748-2422


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Logging & Forest Products James L. Denk - Owner N5103 County Rd. E, Pine River, WI 54965

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34 Years of Experience Professional Forestry Services Certified Forest Management Fully Insured

BUYER OF STANDING TIMBER *Pine & Hardwood *Cutting Both MFL & Private Woodlots Producer of Pulp, Bolts, Logs Seller of Firewood by the Semi Load

Cell: 920-572-7157


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Visit Coloma LY DAI LS CIA E P S

L&L

Hardware

116 S. Front St., Coloma

Coloma Hotel & Pub 132 E. Main Street, Coloma (715) 228-2401 www.colomahotel.com

Each Modern Room Has: v Private Bath v Refrigerator v Hair Dryer v Cable TV/HBO v Free WiFi v Coffeemaker Country Inn Atmosphere Free Continental Breakfast Wii Sports Common Room A comfortable room at an affordable price. Room Prices: $40 - $65/night Pub Open to the Public 4-10 p.m.

ountry iscount rocery

715-228-HANK (4265) llhardware@uniontel.net

LP Gas - $14.00 Fridays on 20 lbs. Small Engine Service, Live Bait, Key Cutting, Screen & Window Repair, Chainsaw Sharpening, DNR Licenses on ATV and Snowmobile Routes, Seasonal Storage for Vehicles & Equipment, Tool Rentals, Prince Animal Feed

RED HILL ROYAL CAFE 130 W. Follett Dr.

Store Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8-5, Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-3, Sun. 9-1

(Hwy. 21) Coloma Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily

715-228-CAFE (2233) Call for Catering Information

•A salvage grocery store •We sell perfectly good food for a lot less money •We don’t sell any alcohol or tobacco related products •If it’s canned, boxed or bagged we’ll probably have it NEW TRUCK LOADS ARRIVING FREQUENTLY

100%

GUARANTEED!

NOW ACCEPTING FOOD STAMPS! YOU SAVE ON EVERY “DING”! Our Shelves are Overflowing with Items Including Gourmet, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free & Organic

Is it worth it?

With the cost of gasoline being so high, you can still save. We can save you up to

50% OR MORE

on your grocery bill!

Located on Hwy. 21 Wautoma

920-787-5000

Located 3 miles west of Wautoma, Between Wautoma & Coloma (right next door to Yoder Auction Center) www.countrydiscountgrocery.com

Call for Hours OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

$4.50 is too much to pay for a box of cereal when minimum wage is just barely over that. $1.50 & $2.95 sounds better.


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225 Webster St., Berlin - Behind McDonald’s

We’re Close, We’re Fun, We’re Cool! •Giant 270 ft. Waterslide •Zero Depth Entry •Bubble Jets •Waterfall •Diving Board •Drop Slide •Lounge Chairs •Picnic Tables •Games & Activity Fun

Call 920-361-5426

www.cityofberlin.net Hours of Operation: Mon.-Sat. Noon-7 p.m., Sun. Noon-5 p.m.

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102 W. Franklin, Berlin 920-361-0334 GOOD USED ITEMS

BAG SALE LAST FULL WEEK OF THE MONTH

Hours: Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9:30-4:00 Thurs. 9:30-7:00; Sat. 9:30-1:00; Closed Sun. Mon. 9:30-2:00

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custom printing copy center office supplies graphic design decorative stamps & scrapbooking

full-line office supply catalog business stationery invitations/announcements forms info@ raffle tickets bposberlin.com brochures postcards signage large format laminating 112

920.361.1424

s wisconsin, berlin

131 W. Huron St., Downtown Berlin (920) 361-1120 Please Visit Our Website for Hours of Operation, Full Menu & Daily Specials www.thebeardedbison.com

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY

•Bison Burgers •Craft Beer •Cocktails •Private Parties


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Snowmobiling Hotels, , g in p p o h S s, t n Restaura uch More! M & s, e u iq t n A , Snowmobiling

Hunting

Fishing

Celebrations

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HORST BUILDERS LLC commend “We would highly re st, were reliable, hone ey Th s. er ild Bu st Hor work with. friendly, and easy to te r, helped us transla ne ow , st or H ll de en W home we wanted. our vision into the adwith and promptly k or w to sy ea as w He ns or concerns. dressed any questio ble. ork that was afforda w ity al qu d di ey Th & Crew! Thank You Wendell

Specializing In •Custom Homes •Commercial Buildings •Garages •Pole Buildings

For Quality Construction Call 920-293-8624 Cell 920-229-1052 - Neshkoro


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•Marathon •1/2 Marathon •5K Fun Run/Walk •Kid’s Fun Run USATF Certified Course Wisconsin’s Premier Rural Marathon! At Waushara County Fairgrounds

Sponsored by Waushara County Crime Stoppers

APRIL 26, 2014


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Waushara County Fair Aug. 14-17

Westfield, WI - 146th Annual

Marquette County Fair

JULY 9-13, 2014 There’s Something For Everyone!

Muddy Marquette Fun Mud Run!

At Waushara County Fairgrounds

June 28th - register on: www.Active.com www.marquettecountyfairwi.org

2014 COUNTY FAIRS

WWW.WILDWESTCAMPGROUND.COM EMAIL: WILDWEST@WI-NET.COM

FAMILY CAMPGROUND HORSEBACK RIDING GIRLS HORSE CAMPS

9495 HWY 54 AMHERST, WI. 54406

715-824-5112

3786210-01


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Badger State Hotels

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Our doors are always open! badgerstatehotels.com

We hold the keys to your comfort!

✓ Indoor Pool ✓ Excellent Customer Service ✓ Exciting Year-Round Outdoor Activities

Boarders Inn & Suites W7696 State Road 21 & 73

Wautoma, WI 54982

Super 8 of Wautoma

W7607 State Road 21 & 73

Wautoma, WI 54982

Reservations Call 1-877-877-4449 or 920-787-5050

Reservations Call 1-800-800-8000 or 920-787-4811

stayboarders.com

us for Fan Only Deals!

In season - call ahead for best picking!

U-Pick/We Pick

BERRY HOTLINE: (715) 228-2304 VEGGIE HOTLINE: (715) 228-3891 Fresh Homegrown Vegetables Famous Flyte Family Farm Sweet Corn and Melons

Visit One of Our Roadside Stands - End of July through October:

•Oshkosh: Corner of Oakwood Road and Witzel Ave. in SW corner parking lot

•Adams: Behind McDonald’s at Pump 24 on Hwy. 13 •Baraboo: Old Viking Express on Hwy. 33

•Plainfield: Hwy. 73

•Madison: West Side Community Market Saturdays only •Madison: Dane County Farmer’s Market on the Square Saturdays only •Mauston: Hwy. 82 •Montello: Adjacent to the cemetery on Hwy. 23 •Necedah: Corner of Hwy. 80 & 21

•Wild Rose: Hwy. 21 at Carpet Craftsmen

•Coloma: Mobil on Hwy. 21

•Plover: Galaxy Hobby onPost Road/Business 51 •Portage: Culver’s/Mobil parking lot New Pinery Road •Portage: Hwy. 16 & Wisconsin St. •West Bend: Farmer’s Market Saturdays Only •Westfield: Pioneer Shopping Mall off of I-39

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING & NEW LOCATIONS VISIT US ONLINE

www.flytefamilyfarm.com

Homegrown Taste Homegrown Pride Homegrown Quality!


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+ •Paint

•Fax & Copy Service

•Hardware

•Wild Bird Food

•Softener Salt

& Feeders

•LP Tanks Filled

•Window & Screen

•Pet Supplies

The helpful place.

•Gifts

http://www.acehardware.com Parcel Shipping and FAX Service Gift Certificates Available LAYAWAY

•Greeting Cards

Repair

new

•Hand Tools

•Key Duplicating •Power Tools •Plumbing

•Electrical

•Lawn & Garden

•Housewares

•Green House

& Appliances

•Landscaping

•Sporting Goods

Materials

& Automotive

983 East Plaza Rd., WAUTOMA PH. (920) 787-4911

new FAX (920) 787-4916 Newly opened in November 2007

Hwy. 23 West, RIPON PH. (920) 748-3360

FAX (920) 748-3994 Locally owned and operated in Ripon Since 1948

•Pool Supplies

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Discover Westfield

404 N. Main, Westfield (608-296-4444) www.mccartneycarpet.com M-F 10am-5pm Sat. 9am-Noon

0% Interest to Qualified Buyers

•Carpet •Hardwood •Laminate •Vinyl •Window Treatments •Area Rugs

PACE CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE Dr. Terry Ann Pace Dr. Annette F. Gouker

Offering Multiple Adjusting Techniques For Infants To Seniors *Help Your Body Heal Itself Naturally *New Patients Welcome *Certification in Pediatrics and Sports Injuries

608-296-2717 128 E. Second St. - Westfield www.westfieldchiros.com

Welcome 220 S. Main Street, Westfield

We Carry Maytag, Amana & Whirlpool Appliances A Full Line of Hardware

Call for Hours 608-296-3234 TRUCKLOAD SALE MAY & AUGUST

OUTLET STORE •29 Uniquely Themed Rooms •Handicap Accessible Rooms All rooms have queen size beds, cable TV, HBO refrigerator, microwave units, coffee maker & hairdryer

242 N. Pioneer Park Rd., Westfield

608-296-2135

www.pioneermotorinn.com Easy Access I-39 Westfield Exit 113

Mom & Me Bakery Fresh Baked Goods Change Daily!

Featuring... *C ookies *Mini P ies *Cinnamon Rolls *Cheesecake *C offee Cakes

Westfield 608-369-2749 sales@momandmebakeryllc.com Like Us on Facebook


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920.787.7800

Cathy Favelle Aesthetician & Certified Yoga Instructor

www.corequestyoga.com

Kathy Khin Licensed Manicurist & Nail Technician

•Yoga & Functional Fitness Classes •Personal Training •Ballroom Dancing Classes •Wellness Workshops •Waxing Services •Spa Facials, Body Wraps & Massage •IMAGE Professional Skincare

(920) 647-0888 205 E. Main St., Entrance 3 Wautoma, WI 54982

•Manicures •Pedicures •All Forms of Nail Enhancements Including “Shellac”

205 E. Main St., Suite 6 Entrance 1

•Facial Waxing

Both Businesses Located Inside the CAPsell Building

ExplorE MontEllo

Hwy. 22 South in Montello

608-297-7170 “A Trip Worthwhile”

PRO ARCHERY SHOP

GUNS-Buy, Trade or Sell •Bennalli •Remington •Ruger •Stoeger

TIRES

Big or Small...We’ve Got Them All

NAPRALLA TIRE

“Your Total Tire & Automotive Center”

Complete Line of Passenger Truck & Farm Tires FULL RANGE OF AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES INCLUDING WHEEL ALIGNMENTS On the Farm Tire Service Farm Tire Specialists Hwy. 23 - Just East of Montello

608-297-7600 Toll-Free 888-297-2966

CAR • TRUCK • ATV • RV • BOAT TRAILER

Shopping Center

LAWN TRACTOR • MOWER • TRACTOR •FARM • GOLF

HOLLIDAY

andtoCanvases, Over aBeautiful hundredPrints Artists choose from. Framed or Unframed. Local Artists Sam Timm, Putting the extraordinary into framing! Jerry Gadamus and Alanna Thays Over a hundred Artists including Custom Framing, Pottery, Local Artists Sam Timm, Jerry Gadamus Cabin Décor, & Sculptures, Greeting Cards, Alanna Thays Clothing much&more! Cabin Lazy Décor,One Greeting Cards,and Candles much more!

Between Montello & Wautoma on Hwy. 22 920-293-8111 • maplemarsh.com Open Year Round Wed.-Sat. 9-5


Lake of the Woods Campground

Open Year Round !

Lake of the Woods Campground, 8 miles south of Wautoma WI, is central Wisconsin’s "”Summer Fun Destination”" located in scenic Marquette Co. We are just an hour from the Fox Valley and just over an hour from the Madison area. Our 122 wooded acres provide room for all your favorite activities.

Seasonal Sites Now Available

Beautiful, Fully Furnished Cabins

Year Round Cabin Rental’s

Heated Swimming Pools

Lake of the W oods Campgr ound

• Fully stocked store • LP Gas • Laundry & game room • Snack bar • Lounge/restaurant • Large playground • Swimming pools • Outdoor movie theatre • 18 hole mini golf • Shuffleboard/basketball/tennis courts • Baseball field • Large pavillion • Boat rentals on the lake and canoe trips down the famous Mecan River • Themed weekends offering activities for the whole family to enjoy!

N9070 14th Ave, • Wautoma, WI 54982 • Tel. 920.787.3601 • 888.919.9109 www.lakeofthewoodswi.com • e-mail: lakeofthewoods@diparks.com

• Snowmobile Trails In Park • Open For Deer Hunting!


Waushara County Guide 2014