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Glenwood City, Wisconsin 54013
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Investigation into Town of Glenwood
cockfighting operation continues
Although the 19 individuals arrested for being spectators at a
January 24 cockfight have posted
bail and have been released, St.
Croix County Sheriff John Shilts
said that the investigation is still
In a January 27 news release,
Sheriff Shilts stated that the investigation is active and as such
information will be limited but
that updates may be released as
more information is gathered and
individuals involved are identified.
According to the news release,
the St. Croix County Sheriff ’s
Office received information of a
possible “cockfighting” event being held at a farm located at 1721
315th Street in the Town of Glenwood around 1:13 pm on Saturday, January 24.
When Sheriff ’s deputies arrived at the location, they found
several people on site of a working dairy farm but could hear
sounds of what they described as
“loud chicken noises” in an area
away from the main dairy barn.
As they approached that area,
deputies observed several individuals gathered around a makeshift shelter. A large number of
these individuals ran from the
area of the shelter and into a
wooded area when they observed
deputies approaching.
Upon closer inspection, deputies noted a “cockfighting ring” as
well as other items that indicated
that a cockfight had taken place
or was taking place.
Deputies from St. Croix and
Polk County with assistance from
Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers
and officers from the Woodville
and Baldwin Police Departments
took 19 people into custody and
booked them into the St. Croix
County jail for being spectators
at a cockfight which is illegal in
The 19 people arrested on
charges of instigation of animal
fights as a spectator were:
Jose D. Quechulpa-Tequil, 28,
Glenwood City.
Ramon Serrano, 55, Lakeville,
Ernesto B. Benitez, 48, Amery.
Manuel D. Galvez, West St.
Paul, Minn.
Ricardo Llamas-Silva, 38, Clear
Elpidio Gorostieta-Flores, 39,
New Brighton, Minn.
Agustin A. Benitez, 56, Turtle
Idelio J. Benitez, 57, Amery.
Luis M. Benitez, 25, Amery.
Michael A. Sanchez, 33, St.
Benito M. Benitez, 54, Amery.
Juan C. Sanchez-Ortiz, 29, St.
Iliberto Ayala-Vazquez, 55, St.
Martin M. Rios, 44,
Bloomington, Minn.
Sabino A. Sanchez, 23, St. Paul.
Juan M. Enciso-Rojas, 31,
Dario H. Melendez, 28, St.
Ignacio Ochoa, 19, Faribault,
Ignacio Ochoa-Garcia, 53,
Faribault, Minn.
Ten of the men were also charged
with resisting or obstructing an
officer. All 19 suspects had posted
bail and had been released by
Tuesday, January 27.
Dr. Marvin Johnson, a veterinarian from Roberts, is the owner
of the farm which is located about
six miles north of Glenwood City.
“(Dr. Johnson) has been extremely helpful from the onset of
this investigation and continues
to assist my office even today,”
said Sheriff Shilts in the dated
“We have concluded that Dr.
Johnson had no knowledge of the
event. Dr. Johnson assisted deputies on the scene with helping to
ensure the safety of the roosters
on site,” stated Shilts, adding “He
has definitely established that he
does not condone this activity
and has cooperated at every level
with my office.”
Shilts also stated that Dr.
Johnson had made it clear to his
employees that they are expected
to cooperate with the investigation to the extent that they can.
Shilts did confirm that the
farm is a working dairy and that
Dr. Johnson does tend to his dairy
herd. Dr. Johnson was also aware
that there were some chickens
on the property that belonged to
his employees and believed that
they were being used for accepted
farming practices only.
UW system and local control of sand
mines topics for Harsdorf listening session
By LeAnn R. Ralph
for the University of Wisconsin
system and maintaining local
control of frac sand mines were
two prominent topics constituents
discussed with state Senator
Sheila Harsdorf at a listening
session January 29.
About 20 people attended
Senator Harsdorf ’s listening
session at the Dunn County
Judicial Center.
Senator Harsdorf (R-River
Falls) represents the state’s 10th
Senate District, which covers the
28th, 29th and 30th Assembly
Districts — all of St. Croix County
and portions of Burnett, Dunn,
Pierce and Polk Counties.
G o v e r n o r S c o t t Wa l k e r ’s
proposed decrease in state funding
to the University of Wisconsin
System of $300 million over the
next two years is a “second Act
10” aimed at UW employees, said
Terry Nichols, a Town of Colfax
resident and a retired employee
of UW-Stout.
Nichols said he takes offense at
the governor’s characterization of
public employees as the “haves”
and pitting the “haves” against
the “have nots.”
“The wound has not healed, and
the governor broke it open again,”
Nichols said.
Details of the governor ’s
proposal are expected to be
included in the state budget.
The 13 percent reduction in
state aid, which amounts to $300
million over two years, is reported
to be the largest cut in funding in
the history of the UW system.
The governor’s proposal also
includes moving the UW system
from being under the control
of state Legislature to being
under the control of a public
authority, giving the UW system
more autonomy.
Senator Harsdorf said that
giving the UW system more
autonomy would provide the
flexibility and “the tools” to deal
with the $300 million reduction
in state aid.
Senator Harsdorf said she
advocates for greater flexibility
to allow the campuses to manage
their operations.
“I believe it has merit longterm,” Harsdorf said.
At this point, it is not clear what
increased flexibility to manage
operations means, but news
reports have suggested it could
include delaying maintenance and
decreasing faculty and staff.
Governor Walker has gone
on record saying that university
professors should work harder and
teach more classes.
Kathy Stahl, a Town of Colfax
resident and the former host of
Spectrum West on Wisconsin
Public Radio, said the $300 million
reduction in state aid is only one
decrease for the UW system.
“It has been cuts time after
time,” she said.
Morale on University of
Wisconsin campuses “has been
hugely hurt,” Stahl said.
“We have already cut out the
excess. I fear we will now be losing
quality (faculty and staff),” she
“I am aware we will be losing
good faculty,” Senator Harsdorf
said, adding that the Legislature
must hold the UW system
The increased autonomy will
give the UW system long-term
flexibility to manage the payroll,
she said.
Local control
Stahl also said she was
concerned that the issue of
removing local control of the frac
sand mines would be a provision
tacked onto the budget.
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Local control is a policy issue
and not a budget issue, Stahl said,
and asked Senator Harsdorf not
to vote in favor of removing local
Stahl said she respects
landowners’ rights to use their
property but that sand mines “go
beyond their boundaries.”
All counties in the state have
different environments and
different needs, so a central set of
regulations from the state would
not take those differences into
account, she said.
Jerry Lausted, a farmer in the
Town of Red Cedar and the Town
of Tainter, said he, too, was deeply
concerned about the loss of local
Two bills were introduced by
Senator Tom Tiffany last year
undermining local control of the
sand mines, he said.
The extraction industry wants
to be able to move from section to
section and expand the acreage
of the sand mine with no new
regulations, Lausted said.
Being able to expand with no
new regulations is known as the
diminishing assets rule.
According to an analysis by
the Legislative Reference Bureau
of one of Senator Tiffany’s bills
regarding diminishing assets, a
zoning ordinance that is adopted
after a nonmetallic mining
operation has started cannot apply
to land that is contiguous to a
nonmetallic mining operation that
is under the control or common
ownership of the person who owns
or controls the land where the
mining is occurring, even if nonmetallic mining is not taking place
on the contiguous property at the
time the new ordinance is adopted.
Under diminishing assets, “if
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A CONFERENCE OF VOICES — The Dunn-St. Croix Honors Choir, under the direction of Frank
Watkins, conductor of UW-Eau Claire’s Women’s Concert Chorale, Women’s Chorus and University
Symphonic Choir, performed one of its vocal selections during the 2015 Dunn-St. Croix Honors Music
Program held Saturday afternoon, Janaury 31 at Glenwood City High School. This was the 37th year
for the program that features students from Boyceville, Colfax, Durand, Elmwood, Glenwood City,
Mondovi, Pepin and Spring Valley. The Honors Band also performed. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
Gov. support of wind energy gone, spells end of expansion?
By Robert Romano, senior
editor of Americans for Limited
It may be time for the wind
energy industry to finally stand
on its own two feet.
On January 28, the U.S. Senate
defeated an amendment by Sen.
Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) in
favor of the now-expired wind
production tax credit. It failed by
a vote of 47 to 51.
And that was merely a “sense of
Congress” non-binding resolution
in favor of the policy, which funds
an inflation-adjusted 2.3 cents
per-kilowatt-hour (kWh) tax credit
for electricity generated that were
constructed before January 1,
In 2014, it cost taxpayers $6.4
billion paid out to owners and
operators of wind turbines.
That credit lasts for 10 years,
and so taxpayers are still on
the hook until at least January
1, 2025, but as most projects
were constructed before 2014,
the amount of the credit should
gradually be winding down on an
annual basis.
Any new wind projects will not
be eligible to receive the tax credit,
leading American Wind Energy
Association head Tom Kiernan to
complain, “We worry about the
industry going off the cliff again
if we don’t get the Production
Tax Credit extended as soon as
Industry experts warn that
the tax credit expiration will halt
production of new turbines, since
current market participants would
have a built-in cost advantage
versus new entrants into the
industry unable to take advantage
of the tax incentive.
Such are the perverse incentives
Congress creates when it doles out
tax subsidies to any industry.
In this case, in 2012 wind only
generated $5 billion of revenue,
according to the U.S. Census
Bureau. Compare that to the $6
billion tax subsidy from that year,
estimated by the Joint Committee
on Taxation.
By that count, new entrants
into the marketplace will be
seeing as much as a 55 percent
markdown, on average, compared
to subsidized competitors.
Which is why the subsidy
should be eliminated altogether.
It’s the only way to have a truly
level playing field with real
Proponents will argue that,
actually, this is why the tax credit
should be made permanent, a
position we’re certain the American
Wind Energy Association would
But what industry wouldn’t
want a permanent, annual subsidy
totaling billions of dollars?
Ultimately, it is for Congress to
decide whether the cost is worth
it to subsidize an industry that
only produces 4.5 percent of U.S
electricity, according to the Energy
Information Agency.
As it is now, the remaining
subsidies appear to create a
barrier for new wind turbines to
be built and thus will impact the
growth of the industry by its own
admission. And Congress has
shown no interest in renewing the
tax credit.
Therefore, the only fair way
to proceed is to eliminate the
remaining subsidies, too. Right?
WI Natural Resources Board approves
strategic study of frac sand mining
By LeAnn R. Ralph
MADISON — The Wisconsin
Natural Resources Board has
given the go-ahead for the state
Department of Natural Resources
to conduct a strategic analysis of
industrial frac sand mining.
The NRB approved the
recommendation from the DNR
at the board’s January 28 meeting
on a unanimous vote.
The DNR made the
recommendation to the Natural
Resources Board on January 12
as the result of a petition signed
by more than 1,000 West Central
Wisconsin residents submitted to
the Wisconsin Natural Resources
Board last fall.
Midwest Environmental
Advocates drafted the 29-page
document, “Petition for a Strategic
Analysis of Frac Sand Mining,”
which contains a number of
technical references and citations
and argues that the state
Department of Natural Resources
must gather and use scientific
information to adequately regulate
the frac sand industry to protect
the health, safety and welfare of
Wisconsin residents.
Representatives of MEA
presented the petition in
September to a group of about
60 people who gathered at the
Howard Town Hall.
The Natural Resources Board
asked DNR staff to respond to the
petition in October.
The DNR will seek public
comment and will update a
2012 report as part of a broader
strategic analysis on industrial
sand mining, according to a news
release from the DNR dated
January 28.
The DNR will seek public
input on the topics that should be
addressed in the report, and the
analysis process includes a public
comment period and a review
of a draft of the report before
it is presented to the Natural
Resources Board.
DNR staff members reported to
the Natural Resources Board at
the January 28 meeting that they
plan to ask for public comment
on the scope of the analysis in
February and March.
Once the scope of the strategic
analysis has been determined, the
DNR will establish a timeline for
completing the analysis, according
to the news release.
Preston D. Cole, director
of operations for the City of
Milwaukee Department of Public
Works, serves as the chair of the
Terry Hilgenberg, president of
the Coldwell Bankers Hilgenberg
Realtors, serves as the vice-chair
of the board.
Gregory Kazmierski, president
and owner of Buckrub Outfitters
Ltd., serves as secretary of the
The following directors also
serve on the Natural Resources
Board: William Bruins, owner
and operator of Homeland Dairy;
Christine L. Thomas, dean and
professor of resource management
at the U.W. Steven’s Point College
of Natural Resources; Jane Wiley,
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the sand mine is five miles away
now, it could be in your backyard
three years from now,” Lausted
“The extraction industry is not
your best buddy,” he said.
Senator Harsdorf said this
area of the state needs the jobs
from sand mining and that sand
mining can be done “in a smart
way and an environmentally
smart way.”
Lausted said that the
Fairmount Minerals (Wisconsin
Industrial Sand) mine across
the road from the judicial center
employs 14 people.
Senator Harsdorf said that
regulations for sand mining could
hurt aggregate mining.
Aggregate refers to the sand
and gravel pits that are used for
road construction and other local
construction projects.
Dunn County’s nonmetallic
mining ordinance exempts sand
and gravel operations used for
local road construction or other
Lausted also said he was
concerned about the ponds at the
BRIGHTLY LIT — One of the four household kitchens in the new Glenhaven building is nearing
completion. The walls and ceiling have been painted, the wood ceiling beams have been installed
and the lighting fixtures are functional. The new structure should be opening later this spring.
—photo by Shawn DeWitt
Glenwood City Fire Department
receives Firehouse Sub Grant
The Glenwood City Fire Department has received a
grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
for the purchase of a thermal imaging camera.
The fire department was notified early this
month that the board of directors of the Firehouse
Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the fire
department, a grant valued at $7,035.50
According to their web site, Firehouse Subs
Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to improving
the life-saving capabilities of first responders and
public safety organizations in communities served
by Firehouse Subs by providing funding, resources
and support.
The nearest Firehouse Sub location is at 5413 Prill
Road in Eau Claire or at 2303 White Bear Avenue in
Maplewood, MN.
About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse
Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission
of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and
educational opportunities to first-responders and
public safety organizations. Through the non-profit
501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given more than $12
million to hometown heroes in 42 states and Puerto
Here is an addition to the previous article that
listed the candidates for the upcoming spring election
in the surrounding municipalities:
In the Town of New Haven, Marv Prestrud is
the current Chairperson and he will be seeking reelection. He will be running again Carol Breslin.
There are two positions for Supervisor up for
election and incumbents Jill Huber and Don
Cormican are seeking re-election and then C.
Douglas Enloe is a new name on the ballot.
Town Treasurer, Laura Ulrich is seeking reelection and so is Town Clerk, Diane Duerst. Both
are running unopposed.
In the Town of Emerald, their caucus results had
each incumbent as the only nominee.
The ballot has Henry Hurtgen running for
Chairperson, Francis Klatt and Tom Wink running
for Supervisors, Barbara Prinsen running for Clerk
and Donald Prinsen running for Treasurer.
April election candidates named
for New Haven and Emerald
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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — A Colfax woman
whose house was the target of
an arson last May has pleaded
guilty to three felony drug and
bail jumping charges in Dunn
County while eight other felonies
and three misdemeanors were
Katie E. Bundy, 36, appeared in
Dunn County Circuit Court for a
plea hearing January 26.
A l l t o g e t h e r, B u n d y h a s
been charged with 43 drug or
bail jumping felonies in Dunn,
Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
Judge Rod Smeltzer accepted
Bundy’s guilty pleas for the
felony charges of obtaining a
controlled substance by fraud,
bail jumping and possession of
Judge Smeltzer dismissed
charges of one felony count of
misappropriating an identification
to obtain money, six felony charges
of bail jumping, and one felony
count of possessing narcotics.
In addition, Judge Smeltzer
dismissed five misdemeanor
charges: two counts of retail
theft, two counts of possessing
marijuana and one count of
possessing drug paraphernalia.
Bundy also is charged with ten
other felonies in Dunn County:
possession of methamphetamine;
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community conservation activist
retired from the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction;
and Gary Zimmer, coordinating
biologist for the Ruffed Grouse
Five years ago, a handful of frac
sand mines were operating in this
area of the state, but the number
has now increased to over one
hundred sand mines.
Although initial reports
indicated that a proposed frac
sand mine in the Town of Howard
would be 2,000 acres, Vernon
Schindler, chair of the Town of
Howard, now reports that the
proposed sand mine would be
between 500 and 600 acres.
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possession of drug paraphernalia to
manufacture methamphetamine;
and eight felony bail jumping
A 30- mi n u te p r e l i mi n ar y
hearing is scheduled in Dunn
County Circuit Court on March 3
for the ten latest felony charges.
Bail in Dunn County for the ten
felonies was set at $3,000 cash on
January 14.
Bundy was in custody at the
time of the January 26 hearing,
and her attorney, T. Gregory
Amann, requested that the bail be
reduced because Bundy said she
wanted to get into treatment, to
do testing and to visit her children.
Dunn County District Attorney
Andrea Nodolf argued against
reducing the bail amount.
Amann said he believes Bundy
is motivated.
Judge Smeltzer denied the
request to reduce the $3,000 cash
A sentencing hearing is
scheduled in Dunn County Circuit
Court April 6 on the three felonies
for which Bundy pleaded guilty.
During the January 26 court
hearing, Judge Smeltzer ordered
a pre-sentence investigation.
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Mittelstadt is accused of setting
fire to Bundy’s house at 511 East
Third Avenue in Colfax last May.
According to Dunn
County Sheriff ’s Department
investigators, Mittelstadt said she
was at Bundy’s house on Third
Avenue that evening in May of
2014 to buy methamphetamine
from Bundy but denied having
anything to do with setting the
Eau Claire
In Eau Claire County, Bundy is
charged with 16 felonies: delivery
of methamphetamine, possession
of narcotic drugs, identity theft
for financial gain, and 13 felony
counts of bail jumping.
Misdemeanor charges in Eau
Claire County against Bundy
include retail theft, obstructing an
officer, possession of a controlled
substance, possessing drug
paraphernalia and obtaining
prescription drugs with a false
A court hearing on the Eau
Claire County cases is scheduled
for February 4.
In Chippewa County, Bundy
is charged with five felonies:
obtaining a controlled substance
by fraud; misappropriating ID
information to obtain money;
forgery; cashing a forged check;
and bail jumping.
A February 24 court hearing
has been set in Chippewa County.
The Town of Howard’s mine
licensing ordinance requires any
companies proposing to operate a
frac sand mine in the township to
obtain all state and local permits
before approaching the Howard
Town Board for a mining license.
To date, no application for the
proposed sand mine has been
submitted to the Town of Howard.
The Chippewa County Board
of Supervisors and the Dunn
County Board of Supervisors
both approved resolutions at their
January meetings in support of
the strategic analysis of industrial
frac sand mining.
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they need, Senator Harsdorf said.
Tax relief
The Legislature prioritized
tax relief for state residents and
reduced the income tax rates from
five to four, Senator Harsdorf said.
The Legislature also moved
part of the technical school tax
levy off local property taxes to
the state level and pledged $400
million per year, which will reduce
the local property tax levy for
technical schools by 50 percent,
she said.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau
is projecting a revenue growth
of 3.7 percent, but the state is
facing a budget shortfall, Senator
Harsdorf said.
Medical assistance will require
an additional $760 million over
the next two years, she said.
The increase in medical
assistance spending and the tax
relief have contributed to the
state’s budget deficit, she said.
The state is reported to have a
current-year budget shortfall of
more than $280 million, and the
projected budget deficit for 20152017 is $2.2 billion.
Colfax woman pleads guilty to 3 felonies —
8 felonies and 3 misdemeanors dismissed
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In an effort to get more homes
tested, St. Croix County Public
Health Department is offering
a free short term radon test kit
to owners of St. Croix County
homes that have never been
tested before. The free test kit is
available to the homeowner who
comes to a St. Croix County office
to pick up the kit. There will be
an informational form to fill out
Wisconsin Industrial Sand mining
site that from aerial photos look
like they are filled with antifreeze
and wondered what is in those
ponds to turn the water that color.
Another woman at the listening
session who did not identify
herself said the state Department
of Natural Resources does not
have the staffing or the funding
to handle central control of the
sand mines.
The DNR would have to get
up to speed with staffing and
equipment, she said, noting that
the DNR is currently understaffed
for the responsibilities they have
now, never mind giving the agency
additional responsibilities.
At the beginning of the hourlong listening session, Senator
Harsdorf noted that the state
Legislature is working on reforms
to make a positive, businessfriendly climate to encourage job
The state has a need for a more
skilled workforce to fill jobs that
currently are not filled, she said.
A program called Fast Forward
will help regional and local
employers find the skilled people
served 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14
4 to 8:30 p.m. in Glenwood City
Cost is $25 per person
Appetizers at
Aaron & Lisa’s Boondocks 4-6 p.m.
Pay here and pick-up glass.
Main Course at Kuehl’s Bar & Grill 5-8 p.m.
Dinner catered by Peg’s Pleasant View
Dessert at Leaker’s Place 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Live Band “The Weekenders” at 8:30
Pre-register and Pre-pay at All That & More
call 715-565-3265 or email
[email protected] for more info.
Tickets available at the door too.
Sponsored by Glenwood City Area Chamber of Commerce .
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Tribune Press Reporter - Page 3
Last week the activities
included Catholic communion,
church with Grace Baptist, exercises, manicures, bingo with
St. John’s, church with United
Methodist, the monthly birthday party and sing-a-long with
Jane and Friends and accordion
music by Diane Petranovich. This
week on Monday the residents
start making guesses for the
Groundhog’s Day shadow contest. On Wednesday there will be
bingo at 2:00 p.m. On Saturday
there will be entertainment by
Steven Syzdel at 2:00 p.m. Next
week on Sunday, February 8th
there will be Catholic communion
at 9:45 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m.
there will be church with Christ
the King Lutheran. On Tuesday,
February 10th there will be
church with Holy Cross at 10:30
a.m. On Wednesday, February
11th the residents will be having
their Sweetheart’s Dinner during
lunch and at 2:00 p.m. there will
be bingo. On Friday, February
13th there will be music by Diane
Petranovich at 2:00 p.m. and the
Valentine’s Royalty crowning
will be afterwards. On Saturday,
February 14th there will be
entertainment by Rudy Rudesill
at 2:00 p.m.
Standaert was visited by Loran
and Barb Standaert, Karen
Taylor and Kate Koosmann.
Chuck DeSmith was visited by
Doris Werner, Dale Krig and
Rex DeSmith. Louise Ullom was
visited by Ian, Evie and Elliott
Radintz, Tammy and Brian and
Diane Bartelt. Etta Wiseman
was visited by Mark and Jody
Welke. Jim Schmidt was visited
by Lynn and Diane Gale. Mary
and Ernie Kiekhoefer were visited by Peggy Raymond. Annella
Frank was visited by Diane Klatt,
Marilyn Olson and Char Gregor.
Carolyn Tuttle and Missy Flick
were visited by Marlene Kerr and
Pat DeLong. Eleanor Heutmaker
was visited by Marlene Kerr, Pat
DeLong, Melinda Cossin and
Pam Steies.
Other visitors: Ruth Schutz,
Dee Brezina and Kathy Hanson.
Hannah Jerrie selected as Rotary Club of
Menomonie Youth Volunteer Service Award winner
Boyceville High School senior
class member, Hannah Jerrie,
was selected as the Menomonie
Rotary Club Youth Volunteer
Service Award winner. Hannah is
the daughter of Scott and Heather
Jerrie, of Wheeler. Hannah was
recognized by the Rotary Club
for her extensive volunteer
service and commitment to her
community. Ms. Mia Van der
Paardt, Art teacher at Boyceville
High School, introduced Hannah to
the Rotary Club during an awards
banquet held in Menomonie.
Ms. Van der Paardt spoke about
Hannah’s volunteerism and her
strong commitment to academics.
Hannah recently helped create
and complete art murals at the
Tiffany Creek Elementary school
as a volunteer project. She has also
maintained an outstanding grade
point average and is a member
of the National Honor Society. In
addition, Hannah is involved in
numerous activities Boyceville
High School including Science
Olympiad, Drama Productions,
Quiz Bowl, Band and Art Club.
Congratulations to Hannah for
being recognized as the Youth
Volunteer Service Award winner.
Glenwood City MS/HS Academic
Achievement Top 10 List
January 19-30, 2015
(11 total for the two weeks!)
1. Nick Schone scored the
highest on the Human Anatomy
2. Natalie Gabbert for doing
a great job on her independent
reading project.
3. Nyah Anderson and Tom
Rosenow for getting perfect scores
on their Science 7 semester exam.
4 . J e o n g S e o a n d Ta y l o r
Drinkman for creating a cinematic
masterpiece in fusing together
their Civics and World Studies
projects into one compelling short
5. Zack Abt and Tony Melstrom
for their unique and ambitious
approach to the World Studies
semester project, “The Italian
Stallion Board Game.”
6. Becca Peterson for an
excellent grade on the final in
Math 8 and for great study skills.
7. Yasmin Leando-Mendez for
great participation and awesome
grades in Math 6 and for always
being helpful.
8. Isabel Draxler for writing
an incredible essay during middle
school Writing Lab.
9. Jordana Shervington for
considerably raising her math
grade from 1st to 2nd quarter.
10. Allen Croes for the highest
score on the General Biology final.
11. Jordan Frederick for having
his his Linocut print titled “Dairy
Cow” entered in the Regional
Youth Art Month art exhibit in
New Richmond.
Glenwood City MS/HS Top 10 list
LuAnn Johnson Hall
Feb. 6, 1953 – Dec. 23, 2013.
As we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering ..... Did we remember to thank you
enough For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our
To help and support us .....
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the very best?
And for the simple things
Like laughter, smiles and times
we shared?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things
you did,
We’re thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all
How much you meant to us.
With Love
Healthy screen use for families with toddlers
In most American households,
screens now outnumber family
members. Smartphones, tablets,
laptops and televisions are part
of everyday life for many families
and children. With screen media
playing a bigger role in our lives,
how can parents know how much,
and what kind of screen time, is
healthy for their young children?
Recently, a team of University
of Wisconsin-Extension Family
Living educators worked with Dr.
Heather Kirkorian of the UWMadison Human Development
and Family Studies department
to learn more about the ways that
screen media affect toddlers.
Kirkorian notes that while
limiting screen time for toddlers
is important, families can have
positive interactions around
screens, too. “Young children
need interactions with real people
and 3D objects to learn language
and meet other developmental
milestones,” says Kirkorian,
“However, parents do not need
to completely avoid screen time.
There are positive, intentional
ways to interact with your toddler
around screens.”
Kirkorian shared the following
suggestions from the national
group Zero to Three (http://www.
zerotothree.org) on ways parents
can positively incorporate screen
time into their toddler’s life.
• Watch and play together.
Toddlers learn from interacting
with adults. Rather than handing
your toddler the tablet or your
smartphone, sit down with your
child and talk about the game,
ask questions about what you
see on the screen, dance to a song
together, and take turns.
• Connect to the real world.
“Screens are just one piece of
your child’s education,” explained
Kirkorian, “Extend concepts that
were introduced on a screen
to everyday life. For instance,
if you saw a short video about
the zoo, take your child to the
zoo or play zoo with her stuffed
animals. Maybe your child traced
the alphabet using a tablet; now
point out letters on street signs or
in books as well. This helps kids
connect what they see on screens
to their real life.”
• U s e i n t e n t i o n a l l y .
Background television (TV that
is on all day) is the most harmful
type of screen time for children
and should be avoided because
it distracts kids from learning
through play, observation, and
conversation. “Turn off screens
when not in use, keep them out of
bedrooms, and consider watching
adult television shows when kids
are asleep,” says Kirkorian.
• Content matters. Not all
media content is created equally.
Young children don’t benefit from
fast or flashy shows or apps.
“Toddlers learn best from video or
app content that reflects their own
experiences, strong story lines
that they can easily understand,
and slow-paced interactions so
they have time to process what is
happening,” explains Kirkorian.
Don’t forget to consider adults’
screen use, too. “Kids are more
likely to act out when parents
are distracted,” says Kirkorian,
“Model healthy behavior with
your phone or other screens. Have
some screen-free zones or times,
like mealtime, when you focus on
each other rather than a screen.”
For more tips on parenting
toddlers, visit UW-Extension’s
Parenting the Preschooler website.
Parenting the Preschooler offers
tips related to all aspects of caring
for toddlers, from nutrition to
literacy to sleep.
For more information on
Parenting the Preschooler ,
visit http://fyi.uwex.edu/
In Memory of Gustave Leroy
Platson who passed one year ago
on February 8th, 2014.
Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
In memory of:
Bert Stoner 1913-1994 and
Selma Stoner 1914-1997.
Those we hold closest to our hearts
never truly leave us - they live on in
the kindnesses they shared and the
love they brought into our lives.
Remembering you today and every
day, Mom and Dad.
Mayo Clinic-Red
Cedar lists births
The following babies were born
at Mayo Clinic Health System in
January 18: Henry Michael
Clark, son of Heather Madigan
Clark and Justin Clark of
January 20: Lily-Mae Patience
Smith, daughter of Tiffany and
Shawn Smith of Menomonie
Sauer named to
Kuhn named to UW-Whitewater
Deans List at
announces Dean’s List
La Roche College
WHITEWATER — Amanda said Beverly Kopper, provost
President Introcaso and the
faculty of La Roche College,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania would
like to congratulate Jodie Sauer
of Boyceville for being named to
the Dean’s List for the fall 2014
This accomplishment reflects
her personal hard work and
dedication to academic excellence,
as a grad point average of 3.75 ir
higher must be achieved.
Kuhn from Emerald, Wis. was
among the students were named
to the University of WisconsinWhitewater Dean’s List for the
2014 fall semester.
These students have
demonstrated their academic
abilities by receiving a grade point
average of 3.4 or above in a single
“Making the Deans List is
an affirmation of our students’
hard work and dedication in
pursing their academic goals,”
and vice chancellor for academic
affairs. “I congratulate all the
UW-Whitewater students who
achieved this honor and hope it
inspires them to continue striving
for excellence as we begin a new
The Registrar’s Office reports
3,149 students were selected
for the Dean’s List for the fall
semester. About 12,000 students
are currently enrolled at UWWhitewater.
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has named
2234 undergraduate students to
its Deans’ Lists for the 2014 fall
The Deans’ list and eligibility
criteria, as well as other listings
of UW-Eau Claire student honors
and awards, can be found online
at www.uwec.edu/news/people/
Area students who were
selected for the Deans’ Lists are:
Miranda Retz, Arts and Sciences,
from Boyceville; Shanon Carufel,
Nursing and Health Sciences and
Mary Graese, Business, both from
Glenwood City; and Ashley Mckay,
Nursing and Health Sciences, from
R. Nelson of Wheeler was one of
more than 2,740 undergraduate
students honored for attaining
high grade point averages during
the 2014-15 fall semester at the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point. Nelson was awarded
highest honors for her academic
achievements last semester.
The honored Full-time
undergraduates who earned grade
points of 3.90 to 4.0 (4.0 equals
straight A) are given the highest
honors designation. High honor
citations go to those with grade
point averages from 3.75 to 3.89
and honor recognition is accorded
to those with grade point averages
from 3.50 to 3.74.
Area students
Area students named to
receive degrees
Deans’ Lists at UW-Eau Claire
from UW-RF
EAU CLAIRE — The University honors.htm.
RIVER FALLS - Stacy Retz
of Boyceville and Ranae Ohman
of Glenwood City were among
399 students to receive degrees
during fall commencement at the
University of Wisconsin-River
Falls in December.
Retz received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Animal Science.
Ohman received a Master of
Science in Education degree in
B a c h e l o r ’s d e g r e e s w e r e
awarded to 356 undergraduates
while 43 students received
master’s degrees.
Founded in 1874, the University
of Wisconsin-River Falls is located
in a scenic community just 30
miles from downtown St. Paul.
Spaghetti Dinner
Thurs., Feb. 12th, 2015 • 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Free Will Offering
Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, bars & beverages
Come and enjoy.
Take-out available • Handicap accessible
UW-SP lists honors students
Eggert’s Nut Feed
Sat., Feb. 7th
Free Nuts starting at 9 p.m.
served until they are gone!
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Page 4 - Tribune Press Reporter - Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Articles taken from the files of the Glenwood City Tribune
10 years ago
Tribune of January 19, 2005
Keith Badour, of rural Glenwood City, placed first in his class
for the third straight year at the
Eagle River Snowmobile Races
held recently.
At their meeting Monday night,
The Boyceville School Board approved the resignation of Middle
School Principal and Curriculum
Coordinator Susan Halseth and
Head Football Coach Chris Bowman.
The Glenwood City and Boyceville Fire Departments worked
together on two fire calls this past
week - one at a home at County
Road W owned by Virginia Work,
and another at a garage in Connorsville owned by Tim Ring.
25 years ago
Tribune of December 27, 1989
A car driven by Pat Forrest
struck a power pole on First Street
in Glenwood City just before midnight Saturday. NSP crews had
to shut off the power in Glenwood
City for just over half an hour to
make repairs. The cold weather
broke a power line near the Wheeler substation and on Wed. evening
the power was off in Glenwood City,
Downing, Boyceville and Wheeler
The Glenwood City School
Board will take its first step in
seeking a successor for Superintendent Wally Lindholm during a
special board meeting on Thursday,
December 28.
An inconclusive survey, along
with the district’s preoccupation
with getting settled into a new
school, led the Boyceville School
Board into tabling discussion of initiating a school breakfast program.
50 years ago
Tribune of February 25, 1965
The St. Croix County board
of Supervisors on Tuesday voted
unanimously to finance the additional $42,000 necessary for the
county’s share of the construction
of the new proposed lake and recreational area in the Glen Hills
The L.V. Ward Hardware Store
in Downing was burglarized over
the weekend and about $8.00 in
change and more than $100.00
worth of merchandise was missing.
60 years ago
Tribune of February 3, 1955
Selvin Lee and Orrie Brettigen
are the new proprietors of the former Bullis Hardware store here.
The two purchased the business on
Monday as partners and took over
on February 1. The new firm will
be known as the B. & L. Hardware.
Fire, believed to have started
by an exploding oil stove, totally
destroyed the farm home of Russell Thorsen Wednesday afternoon.
An important milestone was
reached in the 42-year history
of the Wisconsin Hydro Electric
Co., Monday, January 24, when
it issued its first pension check
to retired employee Ole Geving,
25-year veteran operator of the
Hydro’s Trego Plant.
Approximately 150 members
and patrons attended the annual
meeting of the Glenwood City Coop Services on Saturday afternoon,
January 22, at the High School Auditorium. Leo Lyons won the grand
door prize of a Dormeyer deep fryer
at the meeting.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 1, 1920
At the beginning of the year,
St. John’s Catholic Church, of this
city, had a debt outstanding of over
$23,000 from the church building
and its contents. Now in the final
wind-up campaign of the year
$3,870 had been received in cash
and $6,000 in pledges. The goal
aimed at is the reduction of the
debt to an even $11,000.
Rev. R. W. Petersen and wife
were the recipients of a happy
surprise reception at Wheeler Dec.
26th, a large number of parishioners assembling and presenting
them with a substantial purse of
Glenwood Lodge No. 254, F. &
A. M., and Glenwood Chapter No.
33, O. E. S., held joint installation
Monday evening.
WORK CONTINUES to progress on Glenhaven’s new nursing
facility located on East Oak Street. Above, a worker applied a faux
brick facing last week to the fireplace located in the main floor
atrium. Administration is planning to move into the new facility
sometime in mid- to late April. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
New Mayo Clinic Health System
grant program available to
nonprofits in northwest Wisconsin
Clinic Health System – Eau Claire
Foundation is pleased to offer a
new Hometown Health Grant
Program to help improve the health
of communities in northwest
Wisconsin. This grant process is
open to nonprofit organizations in
Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Chippewa,
Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix and
Trempealeau counties. Annually,
total grant funding will be offered
up to $25,000.
Mayo Clinic Health System
believes health is more than
the absence of illness. Health is
supported by an environment
that sustains people’s physical,
emotional and social well-being.
The Hometown Health Grant
Program will support innovative
efforts to improve nutrition,
increase physical activity and
reduce chronic disease.
Grant funding must be used to
launch new projects or improve
Construction on Wisconsin Approach work resumes
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The 2015
construction season is underway
with work on the Wisconsin
approach to the new St. Croix
Crossing starting on Monday,
Feb. 2.
The $12.5 million project will
include the following work:
• Grading from just north of
County E to WIS 64
• Grading, pavement and
incidentals on the relocated
County E.
• Constructing the interchange
structure at County E and the
roundabouts at the new WIS 35/
County E intersection and at the
interchange location
Because of the nature of the
work, motorists can expect road
closures and detours this year:
• Beginning in late April:
Anderson Scout Camp Road will
close until October. Detour will be
in place.
• L a t e J u l y - S e p t e m b e r :
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2152 Hwy 63 • Deer Park, WI
Over 35 years experience
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Mon. - Sat. • 8a.m. - 8p.m.
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County E will be detoured.
• S e p t e m b e r - N o v e m b e r :
Traffic will be using the new
WIS35/WIS 64 westbound
lanes, the old highway will be
open as a frontage road and
the roundabouts will be open to
through movements.
More information about the
traffic impacts this summer can
be found here: http://www.dot.
H. James & Sons, Inc. based in
Fennimore, Wis., who performed
the first portion of the approach
work was awarded this contract
in December and will serve as the
prime contractor again in 2015.
Additional Project Information
The overall three-mile project
completes the WIS 64 majors
project that was built in the early
2000’s. The four lane expressway
from New Richmond to Houlton
will tie-in to the new St. Croix
Crossing structure over the St.
Croix River in 2016.
You can stay connected, ask
questions or provide comments
to the St. Croix Crossing project
team by visit the project website
crossing); signing-up for weekly
email updates at http://visitor.
UkxIHqi5xA%3D%3D; Call the
hotline at 1-855-GO-CROIX (4627649); Like the St. Croix Crossing on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.
Follow the St. Croix Crossing on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/
stcroixcrossing; download the
new 511 mobile app or visit www.
511mn.org; or stop by the project
office at 1862 Greeley St. S.,
Stillwater, MN. Hours are 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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committed to advancing free market reforms,private property rights and core
American liberties. For more information on ALG please call us at 703-3830880 or visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.
Sesquicentennial and Century Farm
& Home programs applications
If your farm or home (in whole
or part) has been in continuous
family ownership for 100 years
or 150 years, you are eligible
to apply for the 2015 Century
Farm or Home Award or the
2015 Sesquicentennial Farm or
Home Award. These awards will
be presented a special program
during the Wisconsin State Fair
August 6 – 16, 2015. The tentative
date for the breakfast program is
August 11, 2015. Details of the
event will be mailed to accepted
applicants by mid June.
The farm or home (in whole or
part) must have been in continuous
family ownership. Title of the
Century property or Title of the
Sesquicentennial property today
must reside in a blood relative
of the original owner, or a legally
adopted child of a descendant.
Continuous residence in the state
or on the property is not required,
but the title to the property must
be continuous. An abstract of
title or copies of the deeds from
the county land records are the
best evidence of continuous family
Beth Pabst, St. Croix County
Register of Deeds, has the
application forms available at
the Register of Deeds Office at
the St. Croix County Government
Center at 1101 Carmichael Road
in Hudson. For more information
write or call the office, 386-4652.
Applications must be received
no later than March 1, 2015. Send
to Attn: Jill Albanese, Century
Farm Program, Wisconsin State
Fair, 640 S 84 St, West Allis, WI
Notice of 4th Annual Meeting
of the
Cedar Country Cooperative
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Bill’s Distributing
5900 Packer Drive • Menomonie, WI 54751
Registration & Open House
on March 25, 2015
❒ Financial results for fiscal year ending
September 30, 2014. ❒ Board member elections.
❒ Management Reports ❒ New Business
❒ Old Business ❒ Patronage Check Distribution
Boyceville Community School District
If your child will be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2015
he/she is eligible to enter the Early Learning Center.
If your child will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2015
he/she is eligible to enter Kindergarten.
Lunch Will Be Served Following The Meeting
Information packets have been sent to all families accounted for on our census.
If you or someone you know do not receive a packet by February 11, 2015,
please contact the Tiffany Creek Elementary School Office (715-643-3647).
On March 25th, you will need to bring your child’s birth certificate
and his/her immunization record.
All enrolling children are required to attend this
Registration/Open House scheduled for March 25, 2015.
If you have any questions or concerns, call 715-643-3647.
existing projects. For a complete
list of application requirements,
visit the Hometown Health Grant
page at mayoclinichealthsystem.
“We are thrilled to invest
foundation funds into community
health improvement efforts
through this grant process,”
says Sara Carstens, Community
E n g a g e m e n t a n d We l l n e s s
director. “We know local partners
who are working to make a
difference in the health of the
community can leverage the work
Mayo Clinic Health System is
doing. Investing in these partners
can help us get further ahead in
creating healthier communities in
northwestern Wisconsin.”
To apply, submit a letter of
intent along with two letters of
support by 4 p.m. March 9, 2015.
Mayo Clinic Health System will
review and chose those selected
to complete a formal application.
For more information on the
Hometown Health Grant Program,
visit www.mayoclinichealth
I was reading the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper Monday morning,
the front-page story was about President Obama’s new budget proposal.
It calls for up to six trillion dollars of new debt, new taxes.
I could only wonder who is going to pay off that enormous debt and
what the annual cost of interest will be on a debt that is near $25 trillion.
Not only will your grandchildren, but your great-grandchildren and so
on will have to find some way to face that challenge. I only hope that
the Republican-controlled Congress will bounce that budget idea right
down into the sewer.
I would like to touch on a couple of other items that crossed my desk
this past week.
First is that 2014 was not so hot of a year, satellites confirm. Climate
scientist Roy Spencer, PhD who is a climate scientist with impeccable
credentials, says that 2014 was not close to being the warmest year since
1979 when satellites first started collecting data. Instead, satellites show
1998 and perhaps 2010 as having that distinction. Spencer concluded,
“Abundant evidence that it was just as warm 1,000 and 2,000 years
ago as it is today.”
In a news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, it was indicated that as the February 15 deadline to sign up
approaches, HHS is encouraging Wisconsin consumers to check out their
options for quality affordable coverage through the Health Insurance
Marketplace. As of January 16, 177,157 Wisconsin consumers selected or
were reenrolled in Marketplace coverage, according to the news release.
Of those that selected a plan, 90 percent got financial assistance; 30
percent were under 35 years of age with 66 percent reenrolled.
Of those 177,157 Wisconsinites that enrolled, 125 had Glenwood City
Zip Code addresses of 54013, 124 with Boyceville Zip Code of 54725.
Colfax had 192, Elk Mound 195 and Wilson with 88. Amery had 354.
Communities with less than 50 enrollees were not listed on the HHS
web site. Wisconsin, with a population of over 5.4 million, has just over
three percent enrolled in health marketplace.
I watched the Super Bowl game, which I figured would be won by
Seattle, but again I was mistaken. But the gang style street fighting
was one of the highlights of the game. It’s like going to a car race just
to see an accident.
Thanks for reading!— Carlton
22c*, 26c*
Non-producer members are welcome to attend the meeting, but only agricultural
producer/members are eligible to vote at the meeting. There will be two Board of
Director elections, one from the North region (North and East of I94 from Eau Claire to
Menomonie, then North on State Rd. 25 to Wheeler, then West on State Rd 170), and one
for the South Region (South and West of the above line). Brian Johnson is up for
re-election in the North Region and Jeff Quilling in the South Region. Both are
re-running as incumbents.
If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, or
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The topic will be on Redesigning
Dementia Care in St. Croix
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Tribune Press Reporter - Page 5
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application assistance session
EAU CLAIRE – Chippewa
Valley Technical College (CVTC)
will be hosting a College Goal
Wisconsin event Sunday, Feb. 28,
to assist students with financial aid
for enrollment in any two-or fouryear college in the next academic
year. The event will be held from 2
to 4 p.m. in the Casper Conference
Center in the Business Education
Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave.,
Eau Claire. Students who attend
have a chance to win scholarships.
College Goal Wisconsin is
a national event that provides
free information and assistance
to families who are filling out
the FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid), the federally
required form for students seeking
financial aid, such as grants and
loans. Completing the FAFSA is
the first and most important step
in qualifying for aid.
Volunteers from area colleges
and universities will help students
complete the application process.
In addition to staff from CVTC,
volunteers from UW-Eau Claire,
UW-Stout, Globe University,
and the Department of Public
Instruction (DPI) will assist.
Students should attend with
a parent or guardian, if possible.
A list of materials, including tax
returns and financial records,
that families should bring can
be found at www.collegegoalwi.
org. Independent students need
only bring their own financial
The CVTC College Goal
Wisconsin event is one of 34 to
be held throughout the state Feb.
7-28. Students who submit or save
a FAFSA and complete a survey
at the event will be entered into a
statewide drawing for scholarships
ranging from $250 to $1,000.
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“Give Kids a Smile Day” is back
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Valley Technical College’s (CVTC)
dental clinic. The event will be
held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Health Education Center, 615 W.
Clairemont Ave., on the south side
across from the CVTC Business
Education Center.
Children ages 2 to 13 will be
able to obtain, upon approval, teeth
cleaning, X-rays, exams, fluoride
treatments, sealants, fillings and
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able to complete all of the work a
child may need during the event.
The kids treated leave with
more than healthier teeth. They
also take home information and
advice. The day is also about
“Childhood dental decay is
a communicable, infectious
disease,” said Pam Entorf, director
of CVTC’s Dental Hygienist and
Dental Assistant programs. “It’s
important to teach children as
young as possible about how to
take care of their teeth so they
don’t have problems as they get
The event is sponsored
nationally by the American
Dental Association and locally
by the Chippewa Valley Dental
Society and the Wisconsin Dental
Association. The event is a
partnership between area dentists
and the CVTC Dental Clinic.
“A lot of the students who were
graduates of the CVTC program
come back to volunteer. It’s like a
class reunion,” Entorf said.
Walter Turner, of Turner
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has been giving back through
participation in Give Kids a Smile
for 25 years. “The technical college
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and kids, and this facility is large
enough to handle it,” he said. “I
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service for the kids. I want to get
them off to a right start.”
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HAMMOND – The St. Croix
Electric Cooperative (SCEC) Board
of Directors approved $16,500 to
be awarded via scholarships to
local students this spring.
Any high school or home
schooled senior who is a dependent
of an SCEC member and will
be continuing their education
in Fall 2015 is encouraged to
apply. Applications are available
at the SCEC office, online at
www.scecnet.net and with local
guidance counselors. Completed
applications are judged in two
categories: one- and two-year
programs ($500 scholarship) and
four-year college or university
($1,000 scholarship).
“Our scholarship program is
one more example of the way
SCEC carries out the seventh
Cooperative Principle of Concern
for Community. We are proud to
be able to support local students
in their educational pursuits with
2015 marking more than $150,000
awarded since 1981,” said Dana
Bolwerk, SCEC communications
and events coordinator. “In
true cooperative fashion, it was
members who decided to start
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College Goal Wisconsin provides
free assistance to Wisconsin’s
college-bound students who need
help completing the financial aid
35 events at 30 different
locations statewide are taking
part in Wisconsin’s tenth annual
College Goal Wisconsin. Events
coming to local areas include:
• Wednesday, February 25,
at 6 p.m. at UW-Barron County,
Ritzinger Hall, 1800 College
Drive, Rice Lake.
• Saturday, February 28, at 2
p.m. at Chippewa Valley Technical
College, 620 W Clairemont Avenue,
Eau Claire. Entrance by Parking
Lot P1 at the front of the building
or P9 on the west side.
• Saturday, February 28, at
2 p.m. at WITC New Richmond
Campus, 1019 South Knowles
Avenue, New Richmond.
Other locations and days can
be found at http://collegegoalwi.
Events are held on Saturday,
February 7, 14, 21, 28; or
Wednesday evening February
25, 2015, to offer financial aid
application assistance to students
planning to attend college the fall
of 2015. Saturday events begin at
2:00 p.m. The Wednesday evening
events starts at 6:00 p.m.
These events are sponsored
by the Wisconsin Association
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation
plans to award more than $10,000
in scholarships to outstanding
Wisconsin students pursuing
undergraduate degrees in 2015. To
be considered for financial support,
applications must be received by
the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by
March 15, 2015.
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students based on demonstrated
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early 1980s. Members judge
the applications and select the
scholarship recipients. And, funds
for the scholarship program come
from unclaimed capital credits.”
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margins to each member who
paid for power, based on the
amount they paid for electricity.
As financial conditions allow
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margins are paid out to members
as capital credits. A list of “missing
members” is published annually
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after four years are deposited into
an account with Federated Youth
Foundation. This account is where
the scholarship funds come from.
All completed applications
must be postmarked or dropped off
at the SCEC office (1925 Ridgeway
St., Hammond) by Friday, March
6, 2015. Questions may be directed
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donors allows us to recognize and
provide financial assistance to
numerous students throughout the
state,” says Jim Reid, president of
the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.
“Awarding these scholarships
is one way the Wisconsin 4-H
Foundation continues its mission
to invest in positive development
of 4-H youth by helping them
obtain their long-term goals of
higher education.”
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applications and select finalists.
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation
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Lady Bulldogs finish 1-1 against Elk Mound and Bloomer ballers
By Kelsie Hoitomt
Last week, the Boyceville girls’
basketball team had to face off
against the number two team in
the Dunn-St.Croix, Elk Mound.
They played on Tuesday night and
lost 49-31, which dropped their
record to 5-5.
They were then at home on
Monday night for a non-conference
contest against the Bloomer
Blackhawks, which ended in a
33-30 win.
Elk Mound wins again
The Mounders bumped up their
record to 10-1 with their only loss
to Colfax, which is the number one
team in the D-SC.
The game started with the
Bulldogs ahead by two points with
the score at 8-6 with sophomore
Brooklyn Hellmann leading the
way by her one double and one
triple. Shyanne Marlett knocked a
shot in as well and Lexi Peterson
had a free throw.
The Mounders woke up from
their slumber in the second
quarter and went off the grid
with 20 points scored against the
Bulldog’s nine for a 26-17 lead at
the half.
The Bulldogs made four free
throws between Cassie Malean
and Madysn Riek and then had a
triple by Hellmann and a double
from Morgan Kuhn before the
buzzer rang.
McKenna McVay was on fire for
the Mounders with two doubles
in the second quarter to start and
then she went off with four in the
third quarter.
The Bulldogs were unable to
stop her and score points of their
own, which led to a 37-24 deficit
after the third quarter.
They scored seven points out
of the half with a three by Bird, a
double from Marlett and two free
throws from Kuhn.
The game ended with Malean
leading the team in the fourth
quarter. She scored a double, then
made a free throw before ending
with another two-point basket for
five of their seven total points.
Marlett made the other double
for the team.
Hellmann led in points with
eight from her two triples and
one double. Malean followed with
seven from two doubles and three
free throws.
Marlett had three doubles for
six. Kuhn had one double and two
free throws for four. Bird had her
one triple. Riek had the two free
throws and Peterson had her one
free throw.
Close call at home
The match up against the
Bloomer Blackhawks was a good
one Monday night with the game
a close race until the very last
The Blackhawks came to
Boyceville from the Heart O’
North Conference where they are
currently 9-2 and 11-5 overall.
They were aggressive the
majority of the game with a lot
of pressure applied that caused
the Bulldogs to turnover the ball
countless times in the first half.
There were many fundamental
errors that could have cost the
Bulldogs the game with poor
passes and travels, but they
persevered in the end.
The contest started with the
Bulldogs ahead 10-6 with seven
of the points coming by free
throws. Kuhn made four out of
four baskets, Riek had three
herself and then Peterson knocked
a triple in.
The second quarter was a wash
with both teams posting seven
points. Kuhn hit a three pointer
and then turned around and
knocked down another from the
same spot, which put the score
at 17-8.
Tu r n o v e r s a l l o w e d t h e
Blackhawks to score five
unanswered points for the 17-13
score at the half.
Out of the break the Blackhawks
took their first lead, before the
score tied at 21s and then again at
23s. The quarter ended with both
teams sitting at 25 points.
To open the fourth quarter,
Bloomer made the first basket
for a 27-25 lead, but that ended
quickly after Peterson drained a
Malean then followed that up
with a three of her own from the
side of the court. From there on
out the Bulldogs controlled the
clock and led the game.
Peterson and Riek each made
one free throw in the final minute
of play. The Blackhawks had the
ball with ten seconds left, but
their shot bounced off the glass
and Marlett secured the win with
the rebound.
As a team, the Bulldogs made
only three two-point baskets and
then they had five triples and a
total of 12 free throws out of 18.
The Blackhawks had eight
doubles, one triple and they
finished 11 for 14 from the line.
On the court, Kuhn led for the
team with ten points from her two
triples and four free throws.
Then it was Peterson and Riek
with eight points each; Lexi had
two triples and two free throws
and Madysn had two doubles and
four free throw.
Marlett finished with one
double and two free throws for four
and Malean had her one triple.
Next on the schedule for the
Bulldogs is their Coaches vs
Cancer game that will be this
Thursday, February 5 against
Glenwood City.
They will then be on the road
next Tuesday, February 10 against
Madysn Riek flies up to the hoop for this two point shot, which
was her first of two in the third quarter of the Bulldog’s game against
Bloomer. — photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
Bulldogs boast highest scoring game of season with 63-30 win over Cornell
By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE — The Bulldogs
had one game this past week,
which was on Thursday night at
home against the Cornell Chiefs.
The Chiefs are in the Lakeland-
East Conference with a five game
losing streak on their record after
the Bulldogs beat them 63-30.
This was the Bulldogs’ highest
scoring game of the year thus far.
They looked sharp on the court
JAKE MCINTYRE scores his seventh double of the night, which
put him at 16 points for the Bulldog’s game against the Chiefs.
— photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
from the get go.
The boys were following the
ball movement with precision
that accounted for numerous
turnovers by the Chiefs, which led
the Bulldogs to score.
The game started with the
Bulldogs up 19-8 with 12 points
alone scored between Brady
Schutts and Jake McIntyre.
Mitch Leach scored two doubles,
Justin Schulz had one and Hunter
Anderson drained their first free
By the half the Bulldogs had a
commanding lead of 35-15 after
they scored 16 points to the Chiefs’
They were spinning their way
past the defenders and taking
jump shot after jump shot for
points in the second. Tyler Draeger
scored two doubles and so did
Leach. Schutts, Brett Boda and
McIntyre each had one and Schulz
dropped in two free throws.
The Bulldogs picked up right
where they left in the second half
of the game, which made for a blow
out in the third quarter.
They started with the ball in
their possession first in the third
quarter. McIntyre fouled and
scored both his shots. Anderson
then stole the ball and made a
lay up. Boda answered back with
a double of his own and McIntyre
followed that up with a steal and
a layup; all of this happened in the
first minute of play.
The Bulldogs led 41-15 by this
Five minutes was off the clock
before the Chiefs scored their first
basket in the second half. They
finished with just four points to
the Bulldogs’ 16.
In the fourth quarter, Draeger
was all over the court with an
unleashed amount of energy. He
drove the ball to the hoop time
after time and made two shots for
the team. McIntyre also put two in
for eight of the team’s 12 points in
the final minutes.
Blackhawk hockey team finishes 1-2 this past week
By Brian Nadeau
The Blackhawk skaters hosted
the Regis/McDonnell Saints last
Tuesday at United Civic Center
in a Middle Border Conference
contest and came away on the
short end of a 7-2 score.
Regis/McDonnell netted the
first seven goals of the game,
including five in the first period,
to put the Blackhawks in a huge
hole early.
The Blackhawks were not
without chances, however, as they
outshot the Saints 34-26 on the
game. The Saints goalie, a highly
regarded player in Wisconsin,
turned aside all but two attempts
by the Hawks.
The Saints added two second
period goals to extend the lead
and go to running time. With the
Blackhawks trailing 7-0 going into
the third period, Mitchell Larson
was able to break the shutout at
12:42 with assists to Luke Meyer
and Gavin Hessler. Eli Stoehr
added a second goal at 16:45 for
the final tally of 7-2. On Friday, the Blackhawks
began a weekend road trip at
Barron as they took on the
Northwest Icemen.
At 4:48 of the first period,
Landon Albrightson scored on the
power play to make it 1-0. He was
assisted by Brandon Connett and
Gavin Hessler.
The Icemen tied it at 1-1 later
in the period, but as has been
the case often this season, the
Blackhawks wasted little time
Thirty-three seconds later, at
10:54 of the first, Larson made
it 2-1 with an unassisted goal.
In the second period the Hawks
continued solid play and at 6:39
Albrightson scored again making
it 3-1, assisted by Connett.
Noah Lindus scored to make it
4-1 at 11:33 of the second assisted
by Meyer. The Icemen were able
to capitalize on a turnover as the
Hawks were coming out of their
defensive zone, and made it 4-2
at 16:48.
The Blackhawks began the
third on the power play, and
Albrightson netted a hat trick
at 0:18 of the third. Connett and
Hessler assisted on the power
play goal.
The Icemen would score three
goals over the next ten minutes to
tie the game at 5-5 with 6:21 left
to play in the game.
Gavin Hessler delivered the
game-winner at 15:35 and was
assisted by Leo Rasmussen and
The Hawks would add an
insurance goal at 15:58 when
Albrightson scored again, assisted
by Connett, and the game would
end with a 7-5 victory.
On Saturday the Blackhawks
continued north to Ashland to take
on the Oredockers. The first period
saw plenty of shots, but only one
goal, which came late in the first
by Ashland.
Entering the second period,
and the Blackhawks trailing 1-0,
Connett scored on the power play
at 6:40 to tie the game 1-1.
Rasmussen and Meyer assisted
on the goal. Mitchell Hurtgen then
scored the next two goals to make
it 3-1, with Albrightson assisting
on both goals.
The Blackhawks would
take that lead into the second
intermission. The third period
belonged to Ashland, as they
scored three goals over the first
twelve minutes of the period to
reclaim the lead 4-3.
The Oredockers would add an
empty-net goal with 1 second left
for a final score of 5-3.
The Blackhawks are 14-8 on
the season and 5-4 in MBC play.
They return to action on Thursday
February 5th at home when
they host the New Richmond
Tigers on Parent’s Night at United
Civic Center, and then travel to
Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire on
Saturday February 7th to take
on the Eau Claire North Huskies.
Hellmann started the quarter
off strong with a double. Then after
a foul, the ball was inbounded to
Buddy Hanestad and he caught
the pass, brought the ball up and
in to the hoop for two points of
his own.
As a team the Bulldogs finished
with 28 two point shots compared
to the Chiefs’ nine. They had no
three pointers, but they earned
the rest of their points by seven
free throws.
McIntyre led in points with 16
from his seven doubles and two
free throws. Schutts followed with
six doubles for 12.
Draeger had four doubles and
one free throw for nine. Leach had
four doubles for eight. Hellmann
had two doubles and one free
throw for five. Boda had two
doubles and Schulz had one double
and two free throws for four each.
Anderson had his one double
and one free throw and then
Hanestad made his one basket.
The Bulldogs were back on the
court Tuesday (Feb. 3) for a game
in Colfax. They will then be home
Friday (Feb. 6) to host Elk Mound
and Monday to host Luck.
NOAH NOHR tries to block
the shot, but Buddy Hanestad
executes the play without a
problem for this two point basket
in the fourth quarter.
—photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
Boyceville Dance Team competes at Regional
The Boyceville High School
Dance Team competed at the
Wisconsin Association of Cheer/
Pom Coaches Western Regional
Competition at New Richmond
High School on Saturday, January
31, 2015. All teams must qualify
at the Eastern, Southern or
Western Regional to compete at
the WACPC State High School
Dance Championships. The team
earned an outstanding third
place finish in the Division 5
Pom category, allowing them
to advance to the State Dance
Championships. You can see
their award-winning performance
at half time of the Boyceville
“Coaches vs. Cancer” girls’
basketball game on Thursday,
February 5 and support the
team at the WACPC State High
School Dance Championships on
February 7, 2015, at the La Crosse
Center. Please check www.wacpc.
com for more information.
Members of the team include
Alexis Meixner, Abby Litomsky,
Megan Bird, Katie Swenson,
Hayley Bird, Abby Lorenz, Ireland
McAbee-Thomas, Erica Sempf,
Samantha Merkel, Tori Kostman,
Peyton Hellmann. They are
coached by Wendy Schultz Bird.
THE BOYCEVILLE DANCE TEAM will be advancing to the State Dance Competition on February 7.
Front row (L to R): Alexis Meixner, Abby Litomsky, Megan Bird, and Katie Swenson. Back row (L to R):
Hayley Bird, Abby Lorenz, Ireland McAbee-Thomas, Erica Sempf, Samantha Merkel, Tori Kostman, and
Peyton Hellmann. The squad is coached by Wendy Schultz Bird. —photo submitted
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Tribune Press Reporter - Page 7
Lady Toppers surging ahead in D-SC conference, defeat Panthers and Cardinals
By Kelsie Hoitomt
The Glenwood City girls
basketball team surged ahead in
the Dunn-St. Croix Conference
standings after two wins this past
week over St. Croix Central and
Spring Valley.
As of this week they were
sitting at third with an 8-3 record
behind Colfax (11-0) and Elk
Mound (10-2).
Road win at SCC
The Toppers started off playing
on the road at Central on Tuesday.
They lost to them earlier in the
season, but redeemed themselves
with a mere five point victory of
The game started with the
Toppers down by one with the
score at 10-9 after Jen Kopacz got
the ball rolling with two threes
and then Gabby Peterson sunk
a free throw and had one double.
The Toppers turned things
around in the second and outscored
the Panthers by two points, which
in turn had them leading overall
with the score at 22-21 by the half.
They posted 13 points with
Petersen leading the way with
two doubles and then Moriah
Kuehndorf had a triple, Kopacz
made a double and Maya Petersen
made one free throw.
Making her debut and scoring
for the team with a free throw
and then a double in the second
quarter was Rachel Klatt.
This was her first appearance in
a game this season after suffering
a knee injury last year that was
re-aggravated over the summer.
She was a missed presence
under the net with her rebounding
skills coming into effect
immediately for the team.
Out of the halftime break, the
Toppers played their best offensive
game, which led them to victory
when they outscored the Panthers
They shared the ball throughout
the line up with a three from
Kuehndorf and Jenesa Klinger
and then a double from Mikaela
Voeltz and Kopacz.
Petersen drove in two doubles
herself and then it was Morgan
Kadinger that led in points with
two doubles and then she made
two free throws.
By this time the Toppers
were up 42-36, which carried
throughout the fourth quarter and
turned to the five points margin
after they scored eight points to
the Panthers’ nine.
The Toppers made just one shot
from under the net in the final
eight minutes, otherwise it was
all free throw shooting. They had
ten attempts with six making it
through the net.
As a team, they Toppers finished
11 for 18 on free throws made. The
Panthers had 13 of 23 made.
Kopacz led in points with 12
from her three doubles and two
triples. Kuehndorf followed with
nine from two three’s and she was
three for four from the line.
Kadinger finished with her two
doubles and she went four for four
from the line for a total of eight.
Peterson had seven from three
Cardinals’ wings clipped
The Cardinals were blown out
of the water on Friday night with
the Toppers beating them 70-35,
which put Spring Valley’s record
at 0-11 in the D-SC. The Toppers looked great on
the court with a full 32 minutes
of impressive ball played. All
four quarters had over ten points
scored with 11 in the first, 24 in
the second, 12 in the third and 23
in the fourth.
The Toppers trailed by two to
start the game with the score at
13-11 after the first quarter. They
tied the game at 15s with a layup
from Peterson and then a three by
Kuehndorf put them ahead 18-15.
Those two baskets were the
game changer as the Toppers took
the lead and never looked back.
Kuehndorf drained that three
and then hit one double and had
two free throws. Petersen went
four for four from the line and
Peterson also scored four points
from two doubles.
Kadinger had a free throw and
one triple, Voeltz scored a double
and a free throw and Samens
made one shot.
Out of the half, Kopacz took
a shot to the net and then hit a
three. Petersen, Klatt and Klinger
also scored a basket and then
TAKING A HOLD OF THE BALL and swinging off the Spring Valley
Kuehndorf was fouled and made
players as she grabs the rebound is Glenwood City;s Rachel Klatt. She the sole free throw.
found an open Moriah Kuehndorf who ran the ball down for a layup.
Going into the fourth quarter,
—photo by Kelsie Hoitomt the Toppers led 47-30 and they
throw. And then Klatt, Voeltz and quickly took a 20 point lead when
doubles and one free throw.
Then it was Petersen with five Klinger each finished with three Klinger drained a three from the
side of the court.
from her two doubles and one free points.
The Toppers were ahead 6030 with five minutes still left to
play. Peterson was fouled twice
and made all four of her shots.
Petersen scored a double and had
two free throws made.
Kopacz had two doubles and
one free throw. Kadinger made
a double and one free throw and
then Klatt and Kuehndorf each
made one shot from under the net.
The Toppers made 20 doubles,
four triples and they finished with
18 free throws made out of 23. The
Cardinals had eight doubles, four
triples and seven free throws.
Kopacz scored 12 points again
with four doubles, one triple and
one free throw. Kadinger followed
with 11 from three doubles, one
triple and two free throws.
Petersen and Kuehndorf each
had ten points; Maya made two
doubles and was six for six from
the line and Moriah had two
doubles, one triple and three free
Peterson and Klinger both had
eight points with two doubles, one
triple and one free throw from
Jenesa and then two doubles and
four free throws from Gabby.
Samens and Klatt each had two
doubles for four and then Voeltz
had her one double and one free
The Toppers played in Clear
Lake on Tuesday and then they
will be in Boyceville on Thursday,
February 5. Their next home
game is next Tuesday, February
10 against Colfax.
Bulldogs wrestlers throttle Toppers 73-3 on home mat
BOYCEVILLE — As a general
rule, the annual wrestling dual
between rivals Boyceville and
Glenwood City is very competitive with the outcome often determined in the final matches.
When the squads renewed
that rivalry in Boyceville last
Thursday, January 29 it proved
to be the exception.
The Bulldogs, like their previous conference dual against Mondovi a week earlier, won 13 of the
14 matches to blitz the visiting
Hilltoppers, 73 to 3, in front of a
large Parents' Night crowd at the
Boyceville Gymnatorium.
Glenwood City's grapplers
wrestled hard but were continually overwhelmed by their Boyceville counterparts throughout
the dual. The Bulldogs won seven
matches by pins, secured another
four wins with forfeits and had a
technical fall among its baker's
dozen victories.
“The kids wrestled tough tonight,” said Jamie Olson, Boyceville's head coach. “I was really
happy and I know Glenwood is
down a little bit but they have
some tough kids.”
TAKING A SINGLE — Boyceville’s Brock Swenson shot in for this
“Our kids were hungry for this
takedown against Glenwood City’s Bradley Kessler in a
match even though they knew
pounds on January 29. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
that going in we should beat
them handily and we did and built a 3-0 lead in the second pe- said Olson of Johnson's injury. “It
we should have,” Olson added. riod against Bulldog Jake Lake still hurts him a bit.”
“(Glenwood) has come in and and then held on and escaped
The dual opened at 138 pounds
wrestled us strong in the past with a tight 3-2 decision.
with a great battle between Glenand they wrestled tough tonight.
The Bulldogs, who have had wood City's Marcus Ullom and
They were in some battles that to deal with injuries to several of former Hilltopper now Bulldog
could have went either way.”
their starters over the past two freshman Cody Frederick.
For Glenwood City and their months, received a boost when
Frederick scored first on a
coach, it is never easy losing to defending state champion Micah takedown just a minute in to the
your rival no matter the circum- Johnson returned to the line- match. Ullom took a point back
up last Thursday. It was John- with an early second-period es“I am disappointed obviously son's first action in nearly two cape only to have Frederick score
with the loss because we don't months after suffering a back a second takedown for a 4-1 lead
like losing to Boyceville in any- injury in early December. John- late in the middle frame.
thing,” said Glenwood City head son held just a slim 2-1 lead over
Frederick took the down pocoach Shane Strong.
promising Glenwood City sopho- sition for the third and final pe“But I thought our kids came more Jake O'Meara heading riod and was unable to work free
out and wrestled as hard as they into the third period of the pair's as Ullom tried again and again
could. All the kids in our lower 152-pound match. But Johnson to score some back points to no
weights are ten pounds lighter came through with the pin at avail. Although Frederick was
than the weight class they were 4:45.
twice whistled for stalling which
wrestling in if not more. They
“Good to have Micah back awarded a penalty point to Ulcompeted and they worked and on the mat,” Olson said. “It has lom, he was able to hold on for
they did not give up,” stated been eight weeks or so since he the 4-2 win and give Boyceville a
has been out there. O'Meara is lead (3-0) it would never surrenGlenwood City's lone vic- a tough kid so that was a good der.
tory came at 220 pounds. After match for him to come back
a scoreless opening period, the against.”
would quickly grow with pins in
Hilltoppers' Hogan Chouinard
“Hard when your back is bad,” the next three matches.
SCRAMBLE — Glenwoood City heavyweight Anthony Melstrom tried to get off his back during the
285-pound match January 29. But to no avail, as Boyceville’s Brandon Windsor scored the first-period
pin in the Bulldogs 73-3 win over the Hilltoppers. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
Justin Malean, leading 4-0 in
the third period, used a Granby
roll for a reversal and the eventual pin of the Toppers Cody Bonte
at 145 pounds. The fall came at
Micah Johnson would add another six to the Boyceville tally
with a third-period pin of GC's
Jake O'Meara. O'Meara wrestled
hard and trailed by just a point
leading up to the pin.
“Not disappointed at all, we
wanted the match up with Micah and O'Meara,” noted Strong.
“I think it just makes O'Meara
better. You can't be afraid of anybody.”
You have to go out and compete
and I thought that he did,” added
Strong. “He was in a position
there, 2-1, going into the third
but you could tell the strength
difference was there and O'Meara
WINNING MOVE — Hilltoppers’ wrestler Hogan Chouinard (on top)
weighed in at 144 pounds. Obvi- took Boyceville’s Jake Lake to the mat for a takedown. It proved to be
ously, Micah Johnson is a state the decisive move as it helped Chouinard win the Toppers only match
champion for a reason.”
against the Bulldogs on January 29. —photo by Shawn DeWitt
Boyceville’s third pin in as
many matches came at 160 with six straight wins.
feit at 132 pounds to cap the evepounds.
Brandon Windsor gave Boy- ning's dual and a 73-3 Boyceville
Jordan Morse built a 4-0 lead ceville a 45-3 push with his 1:06 victory.
against Glenwood City sopho- pin of the Toppers' Anthony MelThe win bumped the seventhmore Jake Logghe on takedowns strom at 285 pounds.
ranked Bulldogs' Dunn-St. Croix
in the first and second periods.
Dyl- dual record to 2-1 and 14-6 overLooking to get on the scoreboard, lon Johnson dominated his all.
Logghe chose the down position 106-pound match against GC's
Boyceville concluded their conin the third and instead ended on Austin Curvello. Johnson racked ference and regular season dual
his back as Morse registered the up the points for a 16-1 technical finale last evening (Tuesday, Feb.
pin with just 31 ticks left in the fall win.
3) at St. Croix Central. The Panmatch.
Austin Wolfe followed at 113 thers were also 2-1 in conference
Boyceville's 21-0 advantage af- pounds and needed just 48 sec- action .
ter just four bouts would quickly onds to stick Glenwood City's
“We have been peaking here at
balloon to 39-0 after it received Jacob Nadeau to up the Bulldogs the right time,” said Olson. “Hope
three straight forfeits from Glen- lead to 56-3.
to get (Tyler) Stroo and (Alex)
wood City.
The Toppers’ Bradley Kessler Lovett back in the lineup. This
Garrett Joles (170), Logan wrestled a solid match at 120 was a fun night for the parents to
McAbee-Thomas (182) and Noah pounds but fell to the Bulldogs’ come out an watch their kids in
Novotney (195) received the for- Brock Swenson by a count of 7-4. a packed house like usually with
Swenson scored on a pair of take- Glenwood.”
The Hilltoppers would finally downs, a reversal and an escape
Glenwood City, meanwhile,
erase their scoreboard goose egg while Kessler finished with a pair finished winless (0-4) in the
in the next match.
of reversals.
Dunn-St. Croix with the loss and
The Toppers' Hogan ChouiThe Bulldogs final fall of the 7-12 overall after a 45-23 win
nard and the Bulldogs' Jake Lake dual was registered by Jason over Cameron on Tuesday, Januwould tangle at 220 pounds. Af- Swanepoel at 126 pounds. Enter- ary 28.
ter a scoreless first period, Ch- ing the second period with a 3-0
Both teams will be particiouinard was finally able to score lead, Swanepoel, who had started pating in the annual Big Rivers/
a point when he escaped Lake's the period in the down position, Dunn-St. Croix Conference Chalgrasp about 40 seconds into the reversed to the top and stuck the lenge this Saturday, February 7
second period. Less than 30 sec- Toppers’ Trevor Larson at 2:44.
at River Falls High School. Wresonds later, Chouinard scored the
James Palmer received a for- tling will begin at 10 a.m.
takedown for a 3-0 advantage.
But Chouinard had to hold on
in the final frame to eke out a 3-2
win. Lake kept on the attack but
could not find an opening as Chouinard continually rebuffed his
takedown attempts which drew
Aside from the forfeit points,
By Kelsie Hoitomt
a series of stall calls that gave
The Hilltopper wrestling team the Toppers won three matches by
Lake both his points.
had two final matches this past live action.
“I think Hogan wrestled a good week. They had a home tune-up
Marcus Ullom wrestled Ty
second period, he gets up 3-0,” against Cameron last Tuesday Reinke and beat him in three
said his coach, Shane Strong. before facing the Bulldogs in rounds by a decision of 6-2 at the
“You have to try and stretch that Boyceville on Thursday for its 138 pound weight.
lead you can't sit on it. I think he conference and regular season
Then Cody Bonte followed at
knows that. Hogan has won some finale.
145 with a pin at 3:46 over Andrew
nice matches for us this year and
The Toppers will have a week Widiker. Jake O’Meara received
is having a good season. But if off from competition prior to the second and final pin for the
you want to go anywhere, you the Big Rivers/Dunn-St. Croix Toppers with a fall in 1:05 against
have to stretch the gap. If you To u r n a m e n t t h i s S a t u r d a y, Ty Bernard.
have a three-point lead, make it February 7.
Austin Curvello wrestled at
five, make it seven. He did not do
The match against Cameron 106 and lost by a fall to Michael
that but I think he knows.”
was quick with the Toppers Marseca. Spencer Peterson lost
“Jake Lake lost a tight match winning 45-23 after there were by a pin to Jeremy Reed at 152
against Chouinard who is a good seven weights forfeited.
kid,” stated Olson. “I was happy
Kyle Heinsohn got a tech fall
Jake Nadeau (113), Brad
how he wrestled but we just did Kessler (120), Trevor Larson win over Hogan Chouinard at
not capitalize.”
(126), Austin Wannemacher (170) 220 and then Will Warner pinned
That would be the Toppers' and Jake Logghe (182) all received Quinton Rogers in the second
only win and points of the dual forfeit points. There was then a period of the heavy weight match
as the Bulldogs finished the dual double forfeit at 132 and 195.
Hilltopper wrestlers take win
over Cameron Comets
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Toppers drop to 2-6 in D-SC after loss to Mondovi
THE CHAMPIONS — Glenwood City and Boyceville Middle School girls’ dance team, “Step Into
Dance”, took first place at the Prairie Farm Dance Competition and were named the Middle School
Conference Champions in Pom and Hip Hop at the Barron Dance Competition. Back row (L to R):
Coach Alex Litomsky, Taylor Mortel, Abby Litomsky, Tiana Dryden, Alex Holldorf, Michaela Nyhus, and
Allexis Rassbach. Front row (L to R): Carissa Kersten, Matiya Klinger, Bethany Ullom, and Alexa Holden.
Missing from the picture: Anna Brigham, Abby Kremer, Jatelyn Johnson, Tressa Peskar, Megan Olson,
and Olivia Janson. —photo submitted
January 26
Badgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Packer Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Wildcats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hay River . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
4 4
1 10
Yanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Sheridan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
5 16
1 3
Connorsville . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 6
St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 10
Top Hitters: Bud Matton 643, Terry
Ford 600, Wilber Oberli 563, Russ
Kullenbach 533, Rodger Hanson 533,
Nate Keilholtz 529, Dave Rassbach
500, Logan Holten 500.
Top RBIs: Randy Hoff 9.
St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wildcats . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The way a team plays as a
whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch
of individual stars in the world,
but if they don’t play together,
the club won’t be worth a dime.
~Babe Ruth
You can’t put a limit on
anything. The more you dream,
the farther you get.
~Michael Phelps
By Kelsie Hoitomt
The Toppers faced off against the
Mondovi Buffaloes on Thursday
night and lost to the number three
team in the conference 55-46.
The loss put the Toppers at 2-6
overall and Mondovi jumped to
6-2, which is a tie along side the
Plum City/Elmwood co-op.
The Toppers trailed in the first
quarter 13-8 with two baskets
from Todd Petersen, one from
Bill Norenberg and then two free
throws from Kip Wallace to put
them on the board.
They made six shots in the
second quarter for a total of 14
points against Mondovi’s 15 for
a 28-22 score going into the half.
Kadinger drove in two shots
and then drained a three for
seven of their 14 points. Wallace
hit a three as well and Petersen
and Jake Hierlmeier each had a
Out of the half the Toppers
came out swinging as they were
not going down without a fight.
They put the score within in three
points when the third quarter
ended at 40-37.
They posted 15 points to
Mondovi’s 12 with two doubles
and four out of four free throws
made by Kadinger. Petersen
pushed in two doubles as well
and Hierlmeier dropped in his first
three of the night.
The fourth quarter was a near
shut out around the hoop for the
Toppers however. They scored two,
two-point baskets and then had
one triple and two free throws
for nine points compared to the
Buffaloes’ 15.
They were heavy with fouls,
which put Mondovi on the line
17 times with nine of their shots
made along with three doubles for
I am building a fire, and
everyday I train, I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light
the match.
~Mia Hamm
by Leaker
We'll launch our 9-pin Tap Tournament this Friday Nite as we have a
group of 20 keglers from Colfax coming in to get the tournament rolling.
There are only a few spots a pin, so if you want to get a crew signed
up, call or stop in to check on dates and times.
If you watched the Big Game on Sunday, you probably wondered what
Russell Wilson was doing, throwing the ball on the 1 yard line with
only 20 seconds to go!! I sure thought it was a dumb move. Although
I didn't feel too bad about the "Sea-chickens" losing. They had one
coming!!! (Remember the Seattle-Green Bay game a couple of years
ago???) Oh well!
Only 62 more days until the Brewers kickoff the baseball season!!
Back When
•1961 Song of the Day: "North to Alaska" - Johnny Horton
•1974 Song of the Day: "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
•1981 Song of the Day: "I Feel Like Loving You Again" - T.G.
•1790 - The Supreme Court convened for the first time.
•1876 - Baseball's National League was founded.
• 1897 - Alfred Cralle patented the ice cream scoop. His basic design
is still used today.
•1959 - Buddy Holly performed for the last time in a ballroom in
Clear Lake, Iowa. Admission was $1.25.
•1964 - The First U.S. Spacecraft Ranger 6 crashed landed on the
moon. Unfortunately the cameras failed to work.
Quote of the Week
"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." - Albert
Hometown League
January 26, 2015
M&M Bar and Grill........................ 68
Barn Board................................... 55.5
Aflac............................................. 51.5
Leaker’s Place.............................. 51
Obermueller Trucking................... 44
Leaker’s II..................................... 44
Pumphouse.................................. 42
Hager Construction...................... 28
HIGH IND. GAMES: Ben Krosnoski 212,
Matthew McGee 244, Wado Standaert 234, Dave
Brandt 224, Dan DeLong 224.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Ben Krosnoski 705,
Wado Standaert 654, Matthew McGee 648, Dan
DeLong 615.
AVERAGES: Dave Brandt 212, Ben Krosnoski 204.5, Brian Cassellius 203, Bert Standaert
203, Wado Standaert 202.5, Mike Wink 199.5,
Jon Standaert 198, Bill Standaert 197, Matthew
McGee 194.5, Bernie Obermueller 194.5.
Town and Country League
January 26, 2015
Hager Construction...................... 54
Pumphouse.................................. 46.5
Leaf Construction......................... 46
Melby’s......................................... 43.5
Wilson Legion Gunners................ 29
Anderson Funeral Home.............. 24
KC’s.............................................. 24
Leaker’s Old Timers..................... 21
HIGH IND. GAMES: Brian Casey 225, John
Hager 214, Bob Schug 206, Dick Schug 204, Peg
Obermueller 202.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Brian Casey 638, John
Hager 613, Dick Schug 602, Peg Obermueller
548, Bob Schug 543.
AVERAGES: Brian Casey 192.5, John Hager
185.5, Dean Anderson 180, Bob Schug 180, Bob
Obermueller 175.5.
Wednesday Afternoon League
January 28, 2015
Fun Gals....................................... 34
Leaker’s........................................ 21
Hair Depot.................................... 18
M&M Bar....................................... 11
HIGH IND. GAMES: Joe Goebel 186, Sandy
Drinkman 185, Rosie Kohler 177.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Joe Goebel 449, Sandy
Drinkman 507, Audrey Maes 462.
AVERAGES: Joe Goebel 162.5, Rosie Kohler
153.5, Mickie Kuehl 147.5, Audrey Maes 146.
Wednesday Night Ladies League
January 28, 2015
M&M Bar....................................... 63
Melby’s......................................... 61
Family ChiroCare......................... 60
Anderson Funeral Home.............. 56
HIGH IND. GAMES: Kathy Alleman 215, Lori
Klinger 207.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Kathy Alleman 547,
Shari Wink 528.
AVERAGES: Cindy Rassbach 171.5, Kathy
Alleman 171, Lori Klinger 169.5, Shari Wink
155.5, Mary Anderson 154.5.
January 29, 2015
Global Genetics............................ 59.5
Al’s Boondocks............................. 52.5
Leaker’s........................................ 48.5
Thrivent........................................ 31.5
HIGH IND. GAMES: Dennis Ohman 235,
Doug Standaert 225, Roger Ludtke 203, Rick
Holmen 203, Joe Walz 194.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Doug Standaert 650,
Dennis Ohman 568, Roger Ludtke 559, Bernie
Severin 541, Rick Holmen 537.
AVERAGES: Doug Standaert 201, Rick Holmen 184.5, Roger Ludtke 178.5, Chuck Frieburg
173, Joe Grant 170.
Thursday Night Ladies League
January 29, 2015
Landscape Professionals............. 64.5
Connie’s Catering......................... 64
Melby’s Bags................................ 58
Hager Construction...................... 49.5
Obermueller Trucking-2................ 44.5
Amazing Portraits by Angie.......... 34
Papa’s Bar and Grill...................... 33
Clear Lake Self-Storage............... 30.5
HIGH IND. GAMES: Jessica Hager 246,
Heather Thompson 211, Raechel Pritchard 210.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Cari Cassellius 564,
Kathy Samens 549, Jessica Hager 544.
AVERAGES: Cari Cassellius 172, Peg
Heutmaker 162.5, Jolene Hurtgen 162, Linda
Schouten 160.5, Karla Obermueller 158.5, Kathy
Samens 157.5, Jolene Wolff 156.5, Cindy Drury
155.5, Angela McGee 155, Jessica Hager 155.
Saturday Night Live
January 31, 2015
The Three-C’s............................... 30
The Standaerts............................. 29
Family Affairs................................ 26
Wink-Mrdutt.................................. 23
Four Sum...................................... 19
The In-Laws.................................. 16
Da Splits....................................... 13
Slacker’s....................................... 12
HIGH IND. GAMES: Jon Standaert 234, Brad
Hoitomt 211, Bill Standaert 209, Nikki Grant 185,
Angela McGee 176, Jolene Bonte 176.
HIGH IND. SERIES: Jon Standaert 630, Bill
Standaert 569, Chris Bien 523, Cindy Drury 490,
Angela McGee 478, Shari Wink 469.
AVERAGES: Bill Standaert 196.5, Jon Standaert 194, Brad Hoitomt 186.5, Cindy Drury 159.5,
Karla Obermueller 152.5, Shari Wink 151.5.
Birthday Limerick
I am sorry to hear, smiling Jill,
That your birthday's no longer a thrill
All your friends think your great,
and should still celebrate.
You're not old, you're just over the hill
Winter Weather Warning
The federal government has issued a travel warning, that anyone
traveling in blizzard conditions should carry the following:
1. Shovel.
2. Blankets or sleeping bag.
3. Extra clothing, including hat and gloves.
3. 24 hours' worth of food.
5. De-icer.
6. Rocksalt.
7. Flashlight with spare batteries.
8. Road flares or reflective triangles.
9. Full spare gas can.
10. First aid kit.
11. Booster cables.
I looked like an idiot on the bus this morning.
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the win.
Kadinger led the game in points
scored with 17 from his four
doubles, one triple and he finished
six for six with free throws.
Petersen followed with 15 from
his six doubles and one triple.
Hierlmeier had two doubles and
one triple. Wallace had the one
Colfax . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elk Mound . . . . . . . . . .
Glenwood City . . . . . . .
Boyceville . . . . . . . . . .
St. Croix Central . . . . .
Plum City/Elmwood . . .
Mondovi . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring Valley . . . . . . . .
Mon., Feb. 2 Scores (non-conf.)
Boyceville 33, Bloomer 30
Plum City/Elmwood 65, Alma/Pepin 36
Prescott at Spring Valley
Fri., Jan. 30 Scores
Colfax 49, Elk Mound 45
Glenwood City 70 Spring Valley 35,
St. Croix Central 34, Mondovi 22
Tues., Jan. 27 Scores
Colfax 45, Bloomer 36 (non-conf.)
Elk Mound 49, Boyceville 31
Cochrane-Fountain City 56, Spring Valley 26 (nc)
Mondovi 36, Plum City/Elmwood 19
Glenwood City 50, St. Croix Central 45
Thurs., Feb. 5 Games
Glenwood City at Boyceville
LaCrosse Aquinas at Elk Mound (non-conf.)
Mondovi at Spring Valley
Plum City/Elmwood at St. Croix Central
Sat., Feb. 7 Game (non-conf.)
Durand at Colfax at 2:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 9 Game (non-conf.)
Plum City/Elmwood at Clear Lake
Tues., Feb. 10 Games
Spring Valley at Plum City/Elmwood
Colfax at Glenwood City
Boyceville at Mondovi
Colfax . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plum City/Elmwood . . .
Mondovi . . . . . . . . . . . .
St. Croix Central . . . . .
Elk Mound . . . . . . . . . .
Glenwood City . . . . . . .
Boyceville . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Spring Valley . . . . . . . . 2-6
Mon., Feb. 2 Scores (non-conf.)
Gilmanton 63, Mondovi 30
St. Croix Central 50, Somerset 31
Sat., Jan. 31 Score (non-conf.)
Chippewa Falls McDonell 68, Colfax 45
Thurs., Jan. 29 Scores
Boyceville 63, Cornell 30 (non-conf.)
Colfax 46, Spring Valley 42
Mondovi 56, Glenwood City 46
St. Croix Central 64, Elk Mound 48
Plum City/Elmwood 57, Frederic 56 (nc)
Tues., Jan. 27 Score (non-conf.)
Fall Creek 47, Colfax 41
Thurs., Feb. 5 Game (non-conf.)
St. Croix Central at Alma/Pepin
Fri., Feb. 6 Games
Elk Mound at Boyceville
Spring Valley at Cochrane-Fountain City (nc)
Glenwood City at St. Croix Central
Mondovi at Plum City/Elmwood
Mon., Feb. 9 Games
Luck at Boyceville (non-conf.)
Colfax at Elk Mound
Spring Valley at Glenwood City
St. Croix Central at Mondovi
Spring Valley/Elmwood
St. Croix Central . . . . .
Boyceville . . . . . . . . . .
Mondovi . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glenwood City . . . . . . .
Thurs., Jan. 29 Scores
Boyceville 73, Glenwood City 3
Spring Valley/Elm. 44, St. Croix Central 28
Thurs., Jan. 27 Scores
Glenwood City 45, Cameron 23
Tues., Feb. 3 Matches
Spring Valley/Elmwood at Mondovi
Boyceville at St. Croix Central
Sat., Feb. 7
Big Rivers/Dunn-St. Croix Challenge
at River Falls High School
A column by Mark Walters
Bloomer's "Northland Houndsmen"
For myself I was
Hello friends,
This week and next I will
be writing to you about the
excellent experiences that I had
while trying to fill my bobcat
tag, under the guidance of an
incredible bunch of guys and
gals that call themselves “The
Northland Houndsmen”.
This group that began back
in the late fifties, when there
were not many deer in the area
or coyote or GPS’s; used to load
their hounds in the trunks of
their cars and chase fox.
The unofficial leaders of this
group are Don and Dale Naset,
Robby Turner and several of
the gangs members are Mark
Tomasovich, Mitch Poier, Mark
Pierce, Sonny Marek, Rolly
Naset, Diane Mitchell and I am
sure that I have missed several.
Tuesday, December 30th
High 6, low minus 25
I am basing out of Flater’s
Resort, which is possibly the
coolest place on earth and is
located where the Chippewa and
Flambeau Rivers meet.
This morning long before
daylight my connection to
this group, Mark Tomasovich
(Tomally) picked me up and we
began our job, which like the
four other trucks working the
area, was to find a fresh bobcat
Sounds simple hey, well it is
not. We are working big country
in Rusk and Chippewa Counties,
each driver covers about 15 to
25 miles of remote roads and
much of the time your window
is down or you are getting out
of the truck and trying to figure
out if a track is made by a fisher,
coyote, fox or bobcat.
Generally you see deer
tracks, sometimes they are wolf
or coyote but the most common
thing to remember is when a
deer or coyote lifts its feet there
is a slight drag mark between
tracks. The bobcat does not drag
its feet.
Generally these guys are
hunting coyote and as each
member of the gang works their
stretch of road. They talk on
marine band radios and relay
their info and then a plan is
made on when to meet and
which hounds to put on the
coyote that will be chased.
being honored by a bunch of
guys that did not even know
me. Yesterday and today we
were ignoring coyote and it was
bobcat or nothing, I had the only
“cat/short tail” tag and running
a cat was the only goal.
Two days of frigid temps kept
us from seeing a single cat track!
Wednesday, January 21st
High 34, low 17
Today was the second day of
my second trip to hunt cat! In
the time between hunts we had
to cancel twice. Once because of
frigid temps and blowing snow
that covers all tracks. The other
time because the only snow on
the ground was hard pack that
did not make a track and there
was not much of it.
As usual I am riding shotgun
with Mark Tomasovich in his
2003 Chevy “Avalanche”.
The Avalanche is a beast that
does not get stuck even though
all of Tomally’s buddies want
him to get stuck so they can all
give him a hard time.
There are five trucks on this
hunt and everyone knows that
I have to go home today. Both
today and yesterday it snowed
after midnight, so finding cat
tracks is not at all easy.
There are hounds in the
back of these trucks that go by
the names of Ellwood/Redbone,
Conway/Plott and Sailor a
Walker that I really want to
see hunt.
Each dog is fitted with a GPS
collar and the hunters have
hand held GPS’s in their trucks
that they can track the hounds
once they are on the hunt. The
GPS’s are crucial in keeping
track of the dogs, which helps
to keep them off from private
land, and lets the hunters know
if they are near a road which
helps to avoid catastrophe with
car/hound collisions.
The bobcat season is down
to ten days. I cannot return for
five, the clock is ticking. The
weather forecast is perfect for
cat to move tonight. After a big
day of hunting I have to go home
and be a dad, a KAMO President
and feed cattle. I get home at
8:30! The game is on, to heck
with the five-day wait!
This week’s column is brought to you by:
triple and two free throws and
Norenberg had his one basket.
The Toppers were back on the
court Tuesday (Feb. 3) for a home
game against the PC/EL Wolves.
They will then head to St. Croix
Central on Friday, February 6
and will return home Monday,
February 9 to play Spring Valley.
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assistance to determine the status of your home worker.
If you determine that you do have a household employee, and you paid
them $1,900 or more in wages in 2014, both you and the employee are
required to pay social security and Medicare taxes (plus any applicable
state employee taxes). Also, make sure that you’re in compliance with
your state minimum wage laws, local worker’s compensation rules, and
that your employee can legally work in the U.S.
If tax withholding is required, you can either do it yourself or engage
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The Finance, Planning & Personnel Committee of the Boyceville Village Board will meet Feb. 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at
the village hall. Other board members may be attending
along with the committee; however, no official business will
be conducted.
1. Call to order
2. Attendance
3. Audit bills
4. Discuss correspondence from village attorney regarding Open Records Request
5. Discuss correspondence village attorney terminating
our attorney-client relationship
6. Consider request from High Speed Internet.com to be
included on the Village web site
7. Adjourn
January 2, 2015
WNAXLP C. J. Swanepoel, Village Clerk/Treasurer
District Office/ Student Services Secretary
Glenwood City School District is looking to hire a fulltime District Office/ Student Services Secretary. This is
a 12-month position with benefits.
The ideal candidate will be organized, dependable,
punctual, friendly and flexible. They will possess good
written and oral communication skills. This position requires the ability to prioritize the complex and confidential administrative duties in both the district office and
student services department.
Application materials can be found on our district website: www.gcsd.k12.wi.us/district/employ-opport.cfm
Please submit application, cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and background check form
by February 6, 2015 to:
Attn: Dana Maney
Director of Student Services
Glenwood City Schools
850 Maple St.
Glenwood City, WI 54013
The Glenwood City School District does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment
or the provision of services. They are an equal opportunity employer.
St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
February 9, 2015
Glenwood City Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Glenwood City Municipal Building located at 113 W Oak Street. Purpose of said meeting will be
approval of January disbursements and discussion on personnel
The Glenwood City Common Council will hold their monthly
meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Glenwood City Municipal Building. Agenda for said meeting will be
as follows:
1. Call to Order; Roll call; Pledge of Allegiance
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Meeting Minutes
- January 12, 2014 Regular Council meeting
- January 19, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting
4. Approval of Bills
5. Public Comments
6. Cedar Corporation Report
7. Public Works Report
8. Library Report
9. Police Report
10. Mayor’s Report
11. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report
12. UnfinishedBusiness
Committee Reports
- Personnel policy/drug & alcohol policy
- Summer rec update
13. New Business
14. Discuss possible future agenda items
15. Adjourn
*Agenda subject to change up to 24 hours prior to meeting.
Sharon L. Rosenow, City Clerk-Treasurer
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Reporter Opening
The Tribune Press Reporter in Glenwood City, WI has a
full time opening as a staff writer and sports reporter.
This position will require covering and writing hard news
stories, public governmental meetings, features and
reporting on local high school sporting events for the
weekly newspaper. Creative writing and people skills
are required and the ability to take pictures would be a
plus. Position will require evening work covering sporting events, and community meetings.
Contact Carlton DeWitt, publisher
Tribune Press Reporter
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Glenwood City, WI 54013
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Feb. 4, 11, 18
Notice and Order for
Name Change Hearing
Case No. 15CV46
In the matter of the name change of:
Alicia Shenreice Knudsen
by: Alicia Shenreice Knudsen
A petition has been filed asking to
change the name of the person listed
From: Alicia Shenreice Knudsen
To: Alicia Shenreice Purdum
Birth Certificate: Alicia Shenreice
This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of St. Croix County, State of
Regular Monthly Meeting
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2015 • 6:30 P.M.
856 310th Street, Glenwood City
AGENDA: 1. Approve January minutes; 2. Financial Report;
3. Approve bills to pay; 4. Public Input; 5. Adjourn.
VICKY L. BENSON, Clerk-Treasurer
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
Emerald Town Hall located at 2432 Co. Rd. G
Fees for Driveway Permits - set charge
Stray Dog(s) Problem
Please see postings for complete agenda.
Dated this 2nd day of February 2015.
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Monthly Town Board Meeting
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3099 160th Ave., Glenwood City, WI
Monday, February 9th, 2015 • 7:00 P. M.
See postings for complete agenda.
Dated January 29, 2015
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2012 Chev Impala LS, 66k, Silver .............................................. $11,550
2012Hyundai Elantra GLS, 31k, Black ..................................... $13,950
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2012 Ford Focus, 40k, Charcoal .................................................. $11,975
2012 Ford Focus, 65k, Charcoal .................................................. $10,975
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2002 Honda Accord EX, Black .....................................................$4,550
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Help Wanted
Judge's Name: Eric L. Lundell
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016
Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Notice of this hearing shall be given
by publication as a Class 3 notice for
three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date
of the hearing in the Tribune Press Reporter, a newspaper published in Glenwood City, WI 54013, St. Croix County,
State of Wisconsin.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2015
Howard W. Cameron
Circuit Court Judge
The Boyceville Village Board will hold their monthly meeting February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boyceville Village hall.
1 Call to order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Minutes of Monthly Meeting Jan. 12, 2015, Special Meeting
Jan. 21 & 28, 2015, and committee meetings held by the Library – Feb. 3rd, Finance Planning & Personnel – Feb. 4th
5. Report of Village Department heads
6. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens
7. Old Business
8. New Business
Consent Agenda
Building permits issued:
9. Presentation of accounts and claims against the Village
10. Presentation by Eric Truner with the Dunn County Economic
Development Corporation
11. Accept police chief job description
12. Adjourn
January 30, 2015
C. J. Swanepoel, Village Clerk Treasurer
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All violations are for speeding unless
otherwise noted. SBV stands for seatbelt
violation; OWI stands for operating
while intoxicated; OWI stands for operating while intoxicated; OWOP stands
for operating without proof of insurance.
Gao Ea Yang, 29, St. Paul, OWIsecond, IID 13 months, AODA, driver’s
license revoked 13 months, $1,499.
Victor Harris, 54, Downing, OWIthird, IID 24 months, AODA, driver’s
license revoked 24 months, $1,544.
Karen F. Anderson, 72, Marinette,
Ashley M. Anderson, 22, Pepin,
OWOP, $10.
Keaton J. Anderson, 21, River Falls,
OWOP, $10.
Dennis A. Auth, 43, Eau Claire,
OWOP, $10.
Amy C. Beltman-Buffie, 49, Burns
Township, Minn., $200.50.
Jeffrey D. Berkhof, 44, Hudson,
Amanda M. Blume, 24, Marathon,
Adam T. Borowicz, 30, Baldwin, inattentive driving, $187.90.
Samuel M. Bray, 19, Maple Grove,
Minn., $250.90.
Jennifer L. Butcher, 46, River Falls,
passing in no-passing zone, $213.10.
Mark Arthur Carlson, 60, Deerwood,
Minn., cracked/broken lenses/reflectors,
Andrew F. Davis, 56, Blaine, Minn.,
OWOP, $10.
Catherine E. Eberlein, 18, Oakdale,
Minn., $250.90.
John M. Eral, 48, Houlton, $175.30.
Adam J. Ferrell, 30, Savage, Minn.,
Eric J. Gebhardt, 29, Louis, Mo.,
Valerie M. Goldfain, 53, Bourbonnais,
Ill., $200.50.
James P. Grodzicki, 19, Evanston, Ill.,
automobile following too closely, $200.50.
Justin D. Gustafson, 28, Roberts,
OWOP, $10.
Aida J. Hayes, 47, Crystal, Minn.,
Justin M. Hurd, 34, Riverview, Fla.,
Alyssa L. Iverson, 19, Hudson, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30.
Wendy A. Jacob, 38, Baldwin, OWOP,
John F. Janecek, 38, Watertown,
Aaron R. Jansen, 31, Osceola,
Indiana Z. Jones, 20, Rushville,
N.Y., operating vehicle without stopping
lights, $160.
Chad D. Kempf, 31, Wausau, $200.50.
Suzanne Kieselhorst, 20, Centerville,
Minn., $200.50.
Lanora A. Krause, 65, Summit Lake,
Joshua M. Krinkie, 34, Baldwin,
OWOP, $10.
Steven T Lam, 33, Anoka, Minn.,
Wayne B. Leonard, 43, White Bear
Lake, Minn., $175.30.
Joseph W. Lissick, 47, Amery, OWOP,
$10; non-registration of vehicle, $173.30.
Oswaldo Lozano, 29, Wilson, operating with expired license, $162.70.
Lance C. Luepke, 39, Baldwin, operating with expired license, $162.70.
Stephen A. Maves, 40, Minneapolis,
Stephen M.G. McDowell, 18, Hudson,
Carl R. Meeker, 30, Roberts, failure
to keep vehicle under control, $213.10.
James R. Moore, 66, New Richmond,
OWOP, $10.
David G. Mortenson, 53, Kenosha,
Mao Moua, 26, Prescott, $250.90.
Wendi Nelson, 54, Crystal Lake, Ill.,
Nathaniel W. Nordrum, 27, Northfield, Minn., $250.90.
Steven R. Paeschke, 53, St. Louis
Park, Minn., $200.50.
Trisha R. Parris, 34, Lino Lakes,
Minn., $200.50.
Jesse C. Raub, 29, Chicago, $200.50.
Barbara J. Redmond, 64, Minneapolis, failure to change lanes passing
stopped emergency vehicle, $263.50.
Rhys B. Riffenburg, 19, Columbia
Heights, Minn., $200.50.
Joy O. Roos, 67, Baldwin, SBVpassenger, $10.
Matthew S. Sabelko, 34, Menomonie,
non-registration of vehicle, $175.30.
David J. Salzwedel, 24, Minneapolis,
automobile following too closely, $200.50.
Robert M. Schaefbauer, 35, Inver
Grove Heights, Minn., SBV, $10.
Daniel J. Schnacky, 29, Bloomington,
Minn., $225.70.
Gary J. Sellers, 67, St. Paul, SBV,
Paul R. Shain, 48, Schaumburg, Ill.,
defective tail lamp-night, $170.70.
Michael R. Sherry, 64, Amery,
Zachary P. Simms, 20, Carson, Iowa,
Michael L. Siolka, 56, Shawano,
Virak Soth, 34, Savage, Minn.,
Jeffrey S. Speiss, 53, Lakeland,
Minn., OWOP, $10.
Catherine A. Stitt, 41, Baldwin,
Jessica L. Sveback, 23, Centuria,
Chad R. Swiggum, 49, Rosemount,
Minn., $200.
Kevin H. Tang, 46, Roseville, Minn.,
Linda D. Tennis, 56, Cottage Grove,
Minn., $200.50.
Michael S. Thole, 47, Somerset,
OWOP, $10.
Daniel Ussishkin, 41, Madison,
Mitchell W. Wenzel, 26, Eau Claire,
OWOP, $10.
Michael J. Whelan, 49, Shafer, Minn.,
OWOP, $10.
Blia Xiong, 32, Brooklyn Park, Minn.,
Nuro A. Ali, 25, Green Bay, OWOP,
Erika R. Blackwell, 21, Chippewa
Falls, $250.90.
Heidi L. Brtek, 39, Hudson, $175.30.
Megan M. Carlson, 34, River Falls,
automobile following too closely, $200.50.
Megan M. Connolly, 28, Minneapolis,
Troy R. Croes, 38, New Richmond,
John J. Dahlen, 55, New Richmond,
operating left of center, $213.10.
Catherine E. Eberlein, 18, operating
without valid license, $200.50.
Sarah L. Fonseca, 33, St. Paul, operating without valid license, $200.50.
Anna R. Forsberg, 28, Altoona, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30.
Tanya M. French, 35, Osceola,
OWOP, $10.
John E. Gibson, 37, Clear Lake,
OWOP, $10.
Colton J. Green 26, New Richmond,
OWOP, $10.
Sophia L. Greger, 20, Little Canada,
Minn., $200.50.
Joshua J. Hall, 23, Woodville, operating motor vehicle without insurance,
Daniel M.M. Haller, 22, Rice Lake,
Jennifer M. Harke, 45, Neenah,
Adam D. Hefnider, 20, Andover,
Minn., OWOP, $10.
Jesus T. Hill, 25, Amery, operating
without valid license, $200.50.
Nathan J. Jackson, 23, River Falls,
Jennifer L. Jones, 34, Amery, OWOP,
Kelly R. Kallstrom, 27, Menomonie,
OWOP, $10.
Jessica A. Kopp, 26, Houston, Texas,
Darrel S. Laumannm, 40, New
Richmond, non-registration of vehicle,
Michael J. Lingenfelter, 39, Eau
Claire, unsafe lane deviation, $175.30.
Lorenzo L. Moore, 48, Washington,
D.C., failure to obey traffic signal,
Emmy L. Mortel, 35, Glenwood City,
Troy D. Nelson, 40, Amery, $200.50.
Donald M. Norwood, 53, Port Moody,
British Columbia, $276.10.
Christopher M. Platson, 27, Baldwin,
operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50.
Kasandra A. Rewey, 18, Cottage
Grove, Minn., $200.50.
Jason A. Root, 39, Shakopee, Minn.,
non-registration of vehicle, $175.30.
Chelsey R. Schemenauer, 26, Chippewa Falls, operating motor vehicle
without insurance, $200.50.
Preston S. Scheurer, 20, Ionia, Mich.,
Jordan A. Schirmer, 24, Minong,
Ann M. Sloop, 46, Chippewa Falls,
OWOP, $10.
Samantha L. Sloop, 24, Eau Claire,
SBV-passenger, $10.
Trace W. Smith, 22, Spring Valley,
Kayla A. Steininger, 24, Sauk Rapids,
Minn., $200.50.
Gilman R. Strand, 33, Hudson, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30.
Jeremy S. Surguy, 42, Eau Claire,
OWOP, $10.
Brian K. Taggart, 38, Marathon,
Allysan E. Terrel, 20, West Chicago,
Ill., $276.10.
Michele A. Waldner, 48, Hudson,
automobile following too closely, $200.50.
Augusta A. Walton, 33, Milwaukee,
Luning Wang, 29, Minneapolis,
Robert G. Whitman, 18, Baldwin,
OWOP, $10.
Alexander S. Williamson, 20, River
Falls, OWOP, $10.
All violations are for speeding unless
otherwise noted. SBV stands for seatbelt
violation; OWI stands for operating
while intoxicated; OWI stands for operating while intoxicated; OWOP stands
for operating without proof of insurance.
Nicholas R. Carlson, 33, Osceola,
operating while revoked, $250.
Tim E. Holldorf, 20, Wilson, OWIthird, IID, 24 months, driver’s license
revoked 24 months, ADOA, $1,814.
Kaysi M. Guffy, 21, Roberts, operating without valid license, $200.50.
Cory L. Knyphausen, 32, Centuria,
operating without carrying license,
Joshua R. Miggler, 37, Somerset,
OWI, IID, ADOA, driver’s license revoked six months.
Erika L. Young, 28, St. Louis Park,
Minn., $200.50.
Larry E. Batterman, 69, Sheboygan,
L M. Check, 50, Milwaukee, $150.90.
Cameron E. Fox, 21, Eden Prairie,
Minn., $250.90.
James V. Lane, 55, Portage, $175.30.
Christina J. Loma, 20, Orono, Minn.,
Forrest D. Rowland, 57, Ranklin,
Tenn., $225.70.
Nang Vang, 30, Milwaukee, $175.30.
Ryan S. Wassink, 30, Vadnais
Heights, Minn., $150.10.
Jean F. Ziebart, 59, Baldwin, $150.10.
Anne C. Anez, 43, New Richmond,
OWOP, $10.
David A. Autrey, 23, White Bear
Lake, Minn., $200.50.
James V. Barber, 60, Hammond,
OWOP, $10.
Amy L. Belmont, 42, New Richmond,
OWOP, $10.
Abra J. Christianson, 31, Eau Claire,
Nickea C. Connolly, 38, Roberts,
Nathan G. Enter, 29, Stillwater,
OWOP, $10.
Rebecca A. Fredricksen, 65, Hudson,
failure to yield right of way, $175.30.
Richard P. Fuchs, 78, Hastings,
Minn., operating left of center line,
Trent E. Gehrke, 42, Somerset,
failure to keep vehicle under control,
Geoffrey S. Getnick, 40, Bloomington,
Minn., $250.90.
Mackenzie M. Gryga, 29, Hammond,
OWOP, $10.
Peter S. Halstead, 24, Hudson, operating motor vehicle without insurance,
Stephen J. Harrold, 38, New Richmond, OWOP, $10.
Baleb J. Hudelson, 40, Spring Val-
ley, non-registration of vehicle, $175.30;
OWOP, $10.
Todd L. Hultmark, 50, Darien, Ill.,
unsafe lane deviation, $175.
Justin L. Husted, 26, Roberts, OWOP,
Anne M. Jackson, 50, Hudson, failure
to dim headlights, $162.70.
Robin D. Jefferson, 46, Woodbury,
Minn., $200.50.
Shane M. Kempf, 37, Montello,
Carolyn J. Lahmeyer, 52, Fort Wayne,
Ind., $200.50.
Kelly M. Larson, 38, New Richmond,
Roxanne M. Lovgren, 56, Somerset,
Marcus J. Martin, 35, Oconto, violation of child safety restraint requirements, $175.30.
Bryant W. Paige, 25, Minneapolis,
Brent A, Paulson, 44, Baldwin,
OWOP, $10.
Joseph P. Peterson, 43, White Bear
Lake, Minn., $200.50.
Ko Reh, 25, St. Paul, $276.10.
Terrence M. Rogers, 52, Sandia,
Texas, ingress to/egress from controlled
access highway, $263.50.
Susan M. Shaw, 68, Boyceville, failure to yield right of way from stop sign,
Bee Vang, 22, Eau Claire, $250.90.
Misael G. Vargas, 24, Chicago,
James L. Anderson, 39, Clear Lake,
OWOP, $10; non-registration of vehicle,
Frank G. Bassett, 34, White Bear
Lake, Minn., OWOP, $10.
Keith A. Binkley, 23, Hudson, operating motor vehicle without insurance,
Mahalia A. Coronado, 23, Hammond,
OWOP, $10.
Meryle L. Dingman, 30, Coon Rapids,
Minn., $250.90.
Courtney L. Everson, 37, New Richmond, permitting unauthorized person
to drive, $200.50.
Leanne J. Fick, 35, Menomonie,
$250.90; operating motor vehicle without
insurance, $200.50.
Christopher C. Frautschi, 37, Hudson, $200.50.
Dyupedeh Gbadyu, 40, Providence,
R.I., $250.90.
Samantha J. Gillis, 31, Clayton, altering vehicle registration plate/sticker,
Robert T. Greer, 24, Page, N.D., operating without valid license, $200.50; automobile following too closely, $200.50.;
SBV, $10.
Dawn R. Johnson, 35, River Falls,
David W. Johnson, 20, Minneapolis,
operating without valid license, $200.50.
Krista M. Jost, 30, Appleton, $250.90.
Richard A. Levasseur, 52, St. Paul,
operating without valid license, $200.50.
Eric J. Minor, 30, Eau Claire, $200.50.
Melissa M. Miranda, 43, St. Paul,
Lacee K. Nyhus, 28, Hammond,
Mercedes A. Riemenschneider, 19,
New Richmond, OWOP, $10.
Dennis W. Robinson, 24, Clayton,
open intoxicants in motor vehicle,
Jose D. Martinez Romero, 48, Danville, Vir., $250.90.
Diego Salazar Ramirez, 22, Emerald,
SAchery D. Sazama, 20, Menomonie,
operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50.
Jeffrey C. Schnobrich, 21, Houlton, non-registration of motor vehicle,
Tracy A. Smith, 42, Amery, OWOP,
Robert L. Smith, 44, St. Paul, $250.90.
Kyle R. Temme, 50, River Falls,
failure to keep vehicle under control,
Prince Tendee, 28, Mays Landing,
Tenn., operating without valid license,
Annette L. Thomas, 34, Menomonie,
OWOP, $10.
Jeremy J. Trieb, 36, Hudson, $276.10.
Nichole E. Washington, 29, New York,
N.Y., $250.90.
Gerald P. Weiss, 75, River Falls,
deviating from lane of traffic, $175.30.
David V. Weln, 32, Amery, OWOP,
Song L. Xiong, 51, St. Paul, $200.50.
Pong Yang, 20, Minneapolis, $200.50.
Scott A. Arjes, 50, Hammond, completed the terms of a diversion agreement and a domestic disorderly conduct
charge was dismissed Jan. 19. The
charge resulted from an Aug. 12, 2013,
incident in the town of Hammond.
Robert J. Bueno Jr., 23, Somerset,
was convicted of battery and disorderly
conduct, sentenced to 10 days in jail
with credit given for 10 days served and
fined $886 Jan. 22. Counts of possession
of drug paraphernalia, felony strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor
bail jumping and domestic disorderly
conduct were dismissed. The charges
stemmed from incidents Dec. 26, 2012,
and April 7, 2013, in the town of Star
Jonathon F. Clark, 31, Madison,
was ordered to pay $500 cash bail on a
felony possession with intent to deliver
ketamine charge Jan. 22. The charge
resulted from an Aug. 16 incident in
Alicia J. Duven, 30, Ellsworth,
charges of felony bail jumping (six),
felony bail jumping ñ failure to test (14)
were dismissed. The charges resulted
from incidents May 10, 14, 17, 21, 24,
28 and 31, June 4, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and
28, July 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30, Aug. 2, 23
and 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Hudson.
Bridget N. Eisele, 33, Roberts, was
ordered to pay $1,000 cash bail on counts
of felony distribution of methamphetamine (distribution to minors), felony
physical abuse of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a child Jan.
22. The charges stemmed from a Jan.
11 incident in Roberts.
Tyler A. Haugland, 22, New Richmond, was convicted of possession of
drug paraphernalia and sentenced to
30 days in jail with credit given for time
served Jan. 22. The charge stemmed
from an Aug. 3 incident in New Richmond.
Corey A. Heinl, 35, New Richmond,
was convicted of disorderly conduct
and fined $114.50 Jan. 21. The charge
resulted from a June 20 incident in the
town of Stanton.
Christopher J. Hintz, 29, Baldwin,
was ordered to pay $1,000 cash bail on a
felony operating a motor vehicle without
ownerís consent charge Jan. 22. The
charge stemmed from a July 11 incident
in Baldwin.
Derek L. Paulson, 29, Colfax, was
convicted of resisting or obstructing an
officer and sentenced to 10 days in jail
with credit given for time served Jan.
22. An operating a motor vehicle while
revoked charge was dismissed. The
charges resulted from a Nov. 23 incident
in Star Prairie.
Isaac J. Rayfield, 38, Woodville, was
convicted of felony possession with intent
to deliver methamphetamine and felony
delivery of methamphetamine, was
sentenced to one year in jail with credit
given for 187 days served and three
years of probation, was fined $1,036
and ordered to pay $1,493 in restitution Jan. 21. Counts of felony delivery
of imitation substance, possession of a
controlled substance and possession of
drug paraphernalia were dismissed. The
charges stemmed from incidents July
16 in Hudson and July 18 in Somerset.
Cody A. Stephenson, 27, Lonsdale,
Minn., was ordered to pay $50,000 cash
bail on a felony homicide by intoxicated
use of a vehicle charge Jan. 22. The
charge stemmed from a Jan. 13 incident
in the town of Erin Prairie.
Shelly M. Tavares, 46, Menomonie,
entered a diversion agreement on a
guilty plea to a felony identity theft ñ
financial gain charge, posted a $5,000
signature bond, was convicted of two
counts of misdemeanor theft ñ movable
property, sentenced to 30 days in jail and
two years of probation, fined $486 and
ordered to pay $1,923.42 in restitution
Jan. 20. A felony bail jumping charge
was dismissed. The charges stemmed
from incidents Feb. 4-11, 2013, in the
town of Star Prairie and Nov. 11-14,
2013, in Hudson.
Richard A. Wilkie, 38, Somerset, was
convicted of criminal damage to property,
sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit
given for time served and fined $200
Jan. 22. A resisting an officer charge was
dismissed. The charges resulted from a
Nov. 22 incident in Somerset.
Cyri E. Cook, 18, Baldwin, was convicted of disorderly conduct, sentenced
to one year of probation and fined $560
Jan. 23. A misdemeanor bail jumping
charge was dismissed. The charges
resulted from a Feb. 28, 2014, incident
in Baldwin.
Evan D. Hakes, 30, Hudson, was ordered to pay $2,000 cash bail on counts
of felony stalking, criminal trespass, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of
a controlled substance, felony possession
of burglarious tools and receiving stolen
property Jan. 26. The charges stemmed
from a Jan. 24 incident in Somerset.
Joshua J. Tainter, 32, New Richmond,
was convicted of disorderly conduct and
fined $250 Jan. 26. A criminal trespass
charge was dismissed. The charges
resulted from a Nov. 1 incident in New
Brandon and Elise Orr, Bloomington, Ill., filed a personal injury lawsuit
against Richard Hagan, Wilson, and Germantown Mutual Insurance Company.
According to the complaint, on Dec.
19, 2013, Brandon Orr was stopped in
his vehicle on County Road B, helping a
person who was driving a team of horses.
The complaint says Hagan, "without
stopping or slowing," drove his car into
Orr's vehicle and injured him.
Orr is seeking compensation for pain,
disability, emotional distress, anxiety,
embarrassment, loss of enjoyment of
life, medical care, loss of earnings and
Gary S. and Rosa Olson, Prescott,
filed a personal injury lawsuit against
State Farm Fire and Casualty Company.
According to the complaint, on April
18, 2010, Gary Olson was driving west
on County Road J in Hammond when
an uninsured motorist, Segundo V.
Romero-Tene, negligently operated his
vehicle eastbound, causing it collide with
Olson's vehicle.
Olson has already received the policy
limit of $100,000 from one of his policies
with State Farm and is now seeking
additional uninsured motorist coverage from other policies with the same
The suit says Olson was seriously
and permanently injured, suffered
great pain, will continue to have medical bills, is prevented from engaging in
his normal activities and has earning
capacity losses.
Olson says State Farm has not made
diligent evaluation of or properly investigated his claim. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
St. Croix Trading Company/Direct
Logistics, Hudson, filed suit against
Regent Insurance Company, Madison.
According to the complaint, St. Croix
Trading had an insurance contract with
Regent covering property at 904 Third
St., Hudson, and the property was damaged by wind on June 22 or 23, 2013.
When the parties did not reach
agreement on the amount of loss and
property damages, they each named an
Marvin H. Cassellius, age
89, of Glenwood City, WI died
Wednesday January 28, 2015 at
United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Marvin was born March 6,
1925 on the family farm south of
Emerald, WI to John and Theresa
(Draxler) Cassellius. He lived in
the Emerald area all his life. He
attended the Elmland School and
the teacher boarded at his parents
home. Marvin helped his father
on the farm, hauling milk to the
creamery, hauling livestock and
freight. Marvin married Shirley
DeSmith November 23, 1946 and
they celebrated their 50 years of
marriage in 1996. One daughter,
Kay, was born to this union in
1950. Marvin drove school bus,
hauled milk, and worked for the
town of Glenwood. They moved
to the family farm in 1956 and
appraiser, who in turn chose Brian Wert
as the umpire.
The complaint says the appraisals
took place in June 2014 and an award,
signed by two of the three appraisers,
was issued on June 23.
St. Croix Trading alleges the award
and process were "subject to improper
bias, substantial misconduct, fraud,
bad faith and that the panel exceeded
its authority."
The complaint asks that the appraisal award be vacated.
Jodi and Chet Sachsenmaier, Hudson, filed a personal injury lawsuit
against Matthew J. Mischo, New Richmond, Progressive Universal Insurance
Company and LM General Insurance
According to the complaint, on Feb.
24, 2012, at the intersection of County
Road UU and Hwy. 12 in the town of
Hudson, there was a collision between
a vehicle owned and operated by Mischo
and a car owned and operated by Jodi
The suit alleges Mischo was negligent. Sachsenmaier is seeking payment
for past and future pain, suffering,
disability, medical expenses and loss of
Citibank, Irving, Texas, filed suit
against Cynthia Hassan, Hudson.
According to the complaint, Hassan
borrowed money, failed to pay bills and
now owes $72,376.
Cavalry SPV I LLC, Tulsa, Okla.,
filed suit against Tari L. Vanasse,
According to the complaint, Vanasse
used a credit card to make purchases,
failed to pay bills and now owes $22,605.
Foreclosure sales
Judge Scott Needham confirmed the
sale of property in a foreclosure action
brought by Resolution Fund against
Anna and Jeremy Breen, North Saint
Paul, Minn.
The property -- located at 601 Meadow Lane, Hudson -- was sold to Resolution Fund for $59,795. The amount owed
resided there for the next 30 years.
They operated a livestock and
freight hauling business. In 1978
they sold the cows. In 1983 they
sold the trucking business and he
went back to driving school bus
and working at Friday Canning
in New Richmond, WI. Marvin
worked several other jobs at the
feed mill, gas station and hauling
milk and mail over the years. In
1986 they sold the farm and moved
into Emerald.
Marvin is preceded in death by
his parents, wife Shirley, brothers
Walter and Earl, sisters Rosella
Mahoney and Dolly Cassellius,
brother- and sisters-in-law, Lillian
Cassellius, Thomas Mahoney,
Rodney “Bud”, Roger and Glenn
DeSmith and Earl Nieman.
Marvin is survived by daughter
Kay Cassellius of Glenwood City,
WI; extended family Robert
Scribner, Michelle Orton and
husband Brad, Bo & Brock Orton,
Kelly Scribner and wife Cris,
Taylor Pomahatch, sisters-inlaw Bernice Cassellius, Karen
DeSmith, Marlys DeSmith and
Joyce Nieman, brother-in-law
Dave DeSmith and wife Judi;
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends.
Mass of Christian burial was
held Monday, February 2, 2015
at St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church with Fr. John Long as
celebrant. Burial was in the church
cemetery. Local arrangements by
the Anderson Funeral Home in
Glenwood City, WI.
when the foreclosure judgment was
signed last August was $153,165.
WESTconsin Credit Union against
Gerald J. and Jeannine B. Smith, Elk
River, Minn.
The case involves Lots 1-3, 5-7, 10-16,
18-26, 30-24, 36 and 37, Poplar Lakes
Estates. In May 2013, the credit union
received $112, 338 as the net proceeds
of a short sale. The Smiths were now
ordered to pay a deficit of $45,808.
Foreclosure judgments
Foreclosure was granted in a case
brought by Bank of New York Mellon
against Molly J. Berg, Hudson.
According to the judgment, Berg owes
$167,702; 6-month redemption period.
Foreclosure was granted in a case
brought by JPMorgan Chase Bank
against Robert T. Landgren and Jennifer
L. Branch, both of Hammond.
According to the judgment, Landgren
and Branch owe $148,975; 6-month redemption period
Foreclosure filings
U.S. Bank National Association
against Maria E. and David A. Bougie,
Hudson. According to the complaint, the
Bougies owe $318,060.
Fannie Mae against William H. and
Susan A. Lodge, River Falls. According to
the complaint, the Lodges owe $293,565.
JPMorgan Chase Bank against
Stephanie A. and Michael S. Netz Jr.,
Hudson. According to the complaint, the
Netzes owe $135,188.
WESTconsin Credit Union against
Christopher R. and Angela M. Field,
Baldwin. According to the complaint, the
Fields owe $120,117.
Colonial Savings against Donna
M. and Fred W. Zimmerman, Hudson.
According to the complaint, the Zimmermans owe $112,720.
Todd R. Renville Kruger, 41, River
Falls, and Brittani L. Powell, 26, Minnetonka, Minn.
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Martina Seim, age 91, of
Glenwood City, WI, passed away
peacefully after a long courageous
battle with Dementia on Friday
January 30, 2015, at Cerenity
Assistant Living/ Nursing Home
– White Bear Lake, MN.
The former Martina Neis was
born February 23, 1923, to Frank
and Barbara Neis of Strasburg,
North Dakota.
Martina married Martin Seim
in 1949 in St. Paul, MN. Martina
was a full-time and completely
dedicated wife and mother. She
devoted herself to Martin and
her son Lee and their family farm
until Martin passed away on
March 30, 1987 after which Lee
took over.
Martina was very dedicated to
her only son Lee, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. She
also loved her garden and took
great pride in her flowers and
vegetables, particularly her
fantastic homemade breads,
rhubarb desserts and made from
scratch soups. She also spent
countless hours outside at the
farm making sure everything
that needed to get done got done,
especially with the young calves or
keeping an eye on the grandkids
and making sure the farm help
was doing their job, but she also
loved spending time at her church
and women’s church group at Holy
Cross Lutheran Church helping
out and serving her community
and her church ladies whenever
she could. She wouldn’t miss
a Sunday church service for
Martina is survived by her
only son Lee Seim and Ronda of
Glenwood City; and sister Alice
and her husband Matt Wrangler
of Bismarck, North Dakota; six
grandchildren: Shelbie (Brian)
Mittlestadt of Boyceville WI,
Jeana (Jason) Best of Downing
WI, Carrie (Barry) Peterson of
Glenwood City WI, Jess Seim &
Derek Seim both of Glenwood
City WI; 4 great-grandchildren;
and also survived by many nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
She was preceded in death
by both her parents, Frank and
Barbara Neis of Strasburg, North
Dakota; and six brothers and two
Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February
4th, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran
Church, Glenwood City WI, with
Pastor Diane House officiating.
There will be visitation from 4 to 7
p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral
Home in Glenwood City and at
the church one hour prior to the
service on Wednesday. Burial will
be in Glenwood City Cemetery in
Glenwood City WI.
The family wishes to thank
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Nursing Home in White Bear
Lake, MN who lovingly cared for
Martina in her final days.
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Clarence Luepke was born in
the Township of Glenwood City,
Wisconsin, on June 21, 1928 to
Herman and Anna (Burmester)
Luepke. He graduated from
Glenwood City High School in
1947. On June 3, 1949, he married
Geraldine Voeltz at St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Forest,
Wisconsin. They were blessed with
five children; Steven (1950), Susan
(1951), James (1952), Richard
(1955) and Donald (1958).
In his early married life,
he worked on a farm in New
Richmond and Glenwood City,
ran a machine shop in Glenwood
City and managed a lumber
yard in Clearwater, Florida and
worked for Badger Bituminus
as a foreman for a blacktopping
crew throughout Wisconsin. Later
in 1959 he established Luepke
& Sons Cabinet Shop, which
specialized in building kitchen
and bathroom cabinetry.
Clarence had a natural affinity
for wood and his skills as a
woodworker and carpenter were
legendary. In his later years,
he began woodcarving and he
produced over 150 pieces, many
of which were chosen Grand
Champion at the St. Croix County
Fair. His crowning achievement
was the carving of his own
casket, which was embellished
with woodland animals and the
23rd Psalm. In addition, in his
lifetime, he built four houses, a
timber frame cabin at Richardson
on Lake Magnor, and a family
hunting cabin near Barronett,
Wisconsin. He was a gifted
stone mason and laid up several
fieldstone fireplaces in area homes
and cabins.
Clarence was an avid
outdoorsman and hunter. He
went elk and moose hunting out
west several times with his special
hunting buddies, Scott Teigen and
Ned Hahn. In addition, he enjoyed
a special deer hunting season in
2011 with his four sons and 11
Anita Mae Davis, born July 2,
1934 to William Edwin and Frieda
Canfield at their home in rural
Downing, died January 20, 2015
in the peace and comfort of her
children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her
children: Bryan & Carolyn Davis
and Stephen & Beth Almquist.
She is also survived by her
grandchildren Noel and Rachel
Davis, Ronny Perez Jr., Elijah
& Stephanie Perez, Andrea &
Brain Faber, Abraham Perez,
Wesley and Evenstar Forbach,
Rebeckah Perez, and her 20 greatgrandchildren.
She is already missed by
sisters Judy Helgeson and Pat
Schoonover (Virgil), and brother
Bill (Jeane) of Columbus, New
Mexico, and many cousins and
A n i t a b a t t l e d c a n c e r,
respiratory and heart failure, and
finally traded in her earthly body
for a brand new heavenly one!
She has now joined her husband
Frank Davis and Jesus to walk on
Heaven’s streets of gold!
She attended Best Valley Grade
School, and finished 8th grade
at Bolen. She was a graduate
of Boyceville High School Class
of 1952, the salutatorian. Her
working years were spent in Los
Angeles, CA with the Orlando
Spring Co. as chief inspector.
She retired at the age of 70 and
moved to Flagstaff to be near her
Services were held Saturday,
January 24 in the Malapais
room at The Peaks Senior Living
Community in Flagstaff, AZ.
Burial of cremains will be at a
later date in the Township of New
Haven Cemetery.
grandsons. He shot his last deer
with his bow in September 2013.
His leadership abilities were
used to serve his family, church
and community. He served on the
Glenwood City council and also
served as mayor of Glenwood
for eight years from 1982-1990.
During that time he began the first
state-side community recycling
center, which received special
recognition from Governor Tony
Earl in 1986. He also served as an
EMT for the community.
Clarence treasured his family
and expressed his love by building
relationships with each one.
His Christian faith sustained
him during the good and hard
times. He served on the Holy
Cross Lutheran Church building
committee when the church was
originally built and also when
the addition and remodeling took
place. He sang in the church choir.
His integrity, honesty and work
ethic were examples to everyone
around him.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Herman and
Anna, his father and mother-inlaw, Walter and Selma Voeltz,
an infant granddaughter, Lysta
Luepke (Jim), a brother Sherman
Luepke, a sister Doris Booton,
brothers-in-law Lynn Booton,
Bill Heiss, Robert Voeltz and
LeRoy Voeltz, sisters-in-law Kathy
Luepke (Sherman) and Kathy
Luepke (Gary), three nephews and
one niece.
He is survived by his wife
Geraldine, son Steven (children
Ryan (Andrea), Scott and Maria,
daughter Susan Berg (Alan)
(children Andrew (Alissa), Aaron
(Sara), Phoebe (Shawn) Engh and
Bjorn, son James (Lori) (children
Luke and Jake), son Richard
(fiancée Kelly Samson) (children
Tyler, Nick and Logan), and son
Don (Patty) (children Nichole
(Kevin), Trevor and Claire), three
brothers, Dale (Hallie), Carl
(Faye) and Gary (Gert), one sister,
Gladys Heiss, two daughters-inlaw Jean Rose and Cathy Pippin,
15 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.
He was greatly loved and
will be greatly missed. May his
memory be blessed to everyone
who knew him.
Visitation was at Holy Cross
Lutheran Church on Saturday,
January 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at Holy Cross Lutheran Church,
Glenwood City, Wisconsin. The
funeral service were held at 3
p.m. Anderson Funeral Home
of Glenwood City handled the
arrangements for the family.
Bertha Jana Wienke, was
born on July 28, 1914 to Evert
& Margaret DeBoer of Forest,
Wisconsin (St. Croix County).
She was baptized and confirmed
at Emanuel Lutheran Church.
She married Harvey F. Wienke on
June 15, 1932 in Forest. To this
union three children were born,
son Ervin, daughter Janet and son
Gaylord. In Sept. of 1946, they lost
a son, Ervin at the age of eight to a
hit and run driver. In May of 1965,
they lost their son, Gaylord at the
age of nineteen in a motorcycle
Bertha worked for Doughboy
Plastic in New Richmond, from
1949 to 1957 and tended bar in
Forest for three years. She was
also a waitress at the Midway Café
in Glenwood City from August
1964 to June 1975. They sold their
home in Forest and bought a house
in Amery in September 1975.
Once in Amery, Bertha worked in
the kitchen at Crestview Nursing
Home (now called Willow Ridge)
September 1975 to Oct. 1984.
In September of 1987 they sold
their home and moved into Water’s
Edge Apartments December of
1987. Harvey passed away in
January 1993. On March 22, 2012,
Bertha moved into the Golden Age
Bertha is survived by daughter,
Janet (Wienke) DeLong (Ronald),
granddaughters, Theresa
Newman (Paul), Brenda Olson,
Dawn Jensen (Tony), and Michelle
Streich (Mike). Additionally, she
has 8 great-grandchildren: Eric,
Emily, Alyssa, and Jacob Newman,
Logan and Kelsey Olson, and
Ciarra Schwenzig and Hayden
Streich. Bertha has two greatgreat grandchildren, Aubree
and Bradyn Newman. Grandma
Bertha will be missed greatly by
Services were held Monday,
January 26 at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Forest at 11:00 a.m.
with visitation one hour prior
to services. Burial in St. John’s
Lutheran Cemetery Township of
Anderson Funeral Home
of Glenwood City handled the
arrangements for the family.
2988 60th St., Wilson, WI (1/2 mile N of
Kwik Trip on Hwy. 128)
Pastor Rick Mannon
Church: 715-772-4625
Office: 715-772-4764
Sun. School at 9:45 a.m.; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m., Evening Praise
at 6:30 p.m. Come join us; Wed. Evenings: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study; Youth Service & Kids Club.
2721 5th Street South, Menomonie
Phone: 715-235-8352
Branch President: Ken Kratt
Sun. Services: Sacrament Meeting
10-11:10 a.m.; Sun. School 11:20Noon; Priesthood/Relief Society 12:10-1
Knapp, WI
Pastor Leroy Nelson - 715-665-2320
Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning
Service 11 a.m.; Evening Service 7
p.m.; Wed. Night Prayer Meeting 7:30
p.m.; Kid’s Club 6-7:20 p.m. Wed. Night
at Knapp Elementary School, Saturday
Night Youth Group 6-8 p.m.
Boyceville, 715-643-5011
Pastor Christopher Ames
Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sun. Eve. 6
p.m.; Wed. Bible Study and Prayer 7
Glenwood City, WI
Father John R. Long
Parish Office: 715-265-7133
Pastor’s Office: 715-565-3132
Masses: Sat. 4 p.m. at St. Bridget,
Wilson; Sat. 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Glenwood City; Sun. 8:30 a.m. St.
John the Baptist, Glenwood City; Sun.
10:30 a.m. at St. John’s, Clear Lake.
Boyceville, WI
Father Kevin Louis, Pastor
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Wednesday: 6 p.m. CCD/CYO.
Messages are
sponsored by:
704 W. Main, Wheeler, WI
Pastor Steve Crites;
Church 715-632-2061
Youth Pastor Brett Cole
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School –
all ages, 10:45 a.m. Sun. worship service, 7 p.m. Sun. night worship service.
Tues.: 9 p.m Tues. Men’s Prayer.
Wed.: 6 p.m. Teen Quizzing, 7 p.m.
Teen Worship, 7 p.m. Adult Prayer, 7
p.m. Children’s Kingdom Express.
90 East St., Boyceville
(North Edge of Town, Hwy 79)
715-643-5209 Church Phone
Pastor Steve Boyd/Cell 715-702-2290
10:45 a.m. Morning Worship.
Family Night (k4-12th grade)
Wed. 6-8PM (Sept-May).
N6714 470th St., Menomonie, WI
(One mile north of Wal-Mart, kiddie corner from John Deere)
Phone: 715-231-LIFE (5433)
e-mail: [email protected]
Sun. Worship: 9 & 10:45 a.m.
Nursery & Children’s Ministry at both services.
Interdenominational Church
2746 State Rd. 64 at Forest
Sr. Pastor Randy Dean - 715-265-4810
Dr. C. W. Rasmussen
Glenwood City, WI
Phone 265-4258
email:[email protected]
Web: www.LWC1.com
Service Times: Sun. 10 a.m.; Wed.
7 p.m.
(Association of Free Lutheran Congregations)
2997 30th Ave., Wilson, WI 54027
2 miles south of I-94 on Hwy. 128
(Former Cady-Wilson School)
Pastor: Les Johnson 715-772-4454
Wed., Feb. 4: 7 p.m. Bible Study.
Sun., Feb. 8: 9 a.m. Sunday School,
10:15 a.m. Worship.
Wed., Feb. 11: 7 p.m. Bible Study.
Connorsville-Pastor David Emmons
Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship, 10 am.
Sunday School.
Glenwood City, WI
Wed., Feb. 4: 3:30 p.m. Bible Study
at Havenwood, 6 p.m. Affirmation of
Faith Class, 7 p.m. Guitar.
Fri., Feb. 6: 8 p.m. AA.
Sun., Feb. 8: 8:15 a.m. Choir Practice, 9 a.m. Worship, 10:10 a.m. Education and Fellowship.
Mon., Feb. 9: 6 p.m. Worship, 7
p.m. Church Council meeting.
Tues., Feb. 10: Pastor Diane 10:30
a.m. church service at Glenhaven.
Wed., Feb. 11: 3:30 p.m. Bible
Study at Havenwood, 6 p.m. Affirmation of Faith Class, 7 p.m. Guitar.
5 mi. north of Boyceville on Co. Hwy. O,
Missouri Synod-Pastor Curtis Brooks
Phone: 715-643-3182
Pastor hrs. at Holy Trinity 9-5 every
Thurs. Services at 10:30 a.m., Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday.
Pete's Automotive Supply
Warehouse Distributor
Dealer Associated Only
Phone 265-4221
223 W. Oak St., Glenwood City, WI
2526 80th Ave.
Woodville, WI 54028
See our website for worship service,
Bible Class, Sunday School & activity
2980 210th Avenue, Forest, WI 54013
Vicar: Bob Dahm
Sun. Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.
(Nov. 1 - Feb. 28).
Communion is served on the 1st and
3rd Sunday of each month. Please call
the church office at 715-772-3150 for
time and place of Confirmation.
Hwy 170, PO Box 186
Wheeler, WI • 715-632-2530
[email protected]
Sun.: 9:15 a.m. Worship Service.
1039 Nordveien Dr., P.O. Box 247
(Hwy. 79) • Boyceville, WI 54725
Rev. Bradley K. Peterson, Pastor
715-643-3821; trinityboyceville.com
Parish Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-Noon
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun. &
Sun. worship service is at 9 a.m.;
Sun. School 10:15 a.m.; Wed. evening
worship: 7:30 p.m.
[7 miles N of Connorsville on Co. Rd. V]
E1795 1440th Ave.,
Prairie Farm, WI 54762
Pastor Mark Woeltge
Services & Sunday School at 10
a.m., Coffee hour at 9 a.m.
Communion served the 1st Sunday.
401 310th Street, Wilson, WI 54027
Office: 715-772-3150
Vicar: Bob Dahm
Sun. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
(Nov. 1 - Feb. 28).
Communion is served on the 1st and
Auto Supply
525 First Street
Glenwood City, WI
John A. Humpal, Owner
Woodville, WI
Keith Anderson, Senior Pastor
Andy Boe, Part-time Associate Pastor
Wed., Feb. 4: 9 a.m. Bible Study,
11 a.m. Park View Communion, 7-8:30
p.m. Confirmation.
Thurs., Feb. 5: 9-2 p.m. Quilters, 7
p.m. Choir Practice.
Sat., Feb. 7: 8:30 a.m. Joseph’s
Sun., Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m. Worship,
9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 9:40 a.m.
Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship, 2
p.m. Girl Scouts.
Mon., Feb. 9: 5:30 p.m. 4-H Play
Tues., Feb. 10: 6:30 p.m. Resources
Committee, 7 p.m. F.U.N. Committee, 8
p.m. AA Meeting.
Wed., Feb. 11: 6:30 a.m. Men’s
Breakfast and Bible Study, 9 a.m. Bible
Study, 7-8:30 p.m. Confirmation.
Pastor Jason Taylor
N10091 Co. Rd. S, Wheeler, WI
715-658-1036 e-mail:[email protected]
Sunday:10 a.m. Prayer; 10:30 a.m.
7 p.m. Thurs. Bible Study.
Pastor Bob Mills
Phone: 715-235-3791
Sab. School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.
6 miles east of Clear Lake on Cty. A
76 20th Ave., County A, Clear Lake, WI
Pastor John Redlich
Head Elder: David Scott, 715-263-3367
Sat.: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m.
Worship Service.
Wed.: 7 p.m. Mid-week Worship.
Pastor Timothy Matthaei
Church 715-643-2331
Sun.: 9:45 a.m. Worship; 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School.
Pastor Mary Beth Scow
Parsonage Phone 715-565-3330
Office Phone 715-265-7395
Wed., Feb. 4: 2 p.m. Circle of Hope
meets at the Emerald UMC, 3:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 5: 6 p.m. SPRC meets at
the Downing UMC
Sat., Feb. 7: 9 a.m. Bible Study at the
Sun., Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m. Worship
& Sunday school at the Emerald UMC,
9:45 a.m. Worship & Sunday school at
the GCUMC, 11 a.m. Worship & Sunday
school at the Downing UMC
Wed., Feb. 11: 3:30 p.m. KOOL at
the GCUMC.
Wheeler, WI
Pastor Timothy Matthaei
Church 715-643-2331
Sun.: 11 a.m. Worship.
203 Main Street, Knapp, WI 54749
Pastor Paul Foulke
Sun.: Church Service 10 a.m.
Clear Lake, Deer Park, Forest
420 Fourth Ave., Clear Lake
John Hazen, Pastor
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays,
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Parish Office Phone: 715-263-2700
Website: www.willowriverparish.org
Clear Lake: Sundays 9:45 a.m.
Worship, Wednesdays 6 p.m. Church
School with Meal at 5:30.
Forest: Sundays 11 a.m. Worship
Service, Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
Trinity-Deer Park: Sundays 8:30
a.m. Worship.
Dahl Well Drilling, LLC
Complete Well & Pump
Sales & Service
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(715) 643-3226
105 Misty Court • Glenwood City
Residential • Commercial
1-800-553-3677 or 632-2109
3rd Sunday. Please call 715-772-3150
for time and place of Confirmation.
Heavy Duty Truck Parts & Sales
715-643-4212 • Downing, WI
265-4211 • Glenwood City
Member F.D.I.C. • Equal Housing Lender
Graphic Design • Printing • Copying • Invitations
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Northwest Region Youth Art Month Exhibit 2015
The National Art Education Association announces
March as Youth Art Month. It is a time to celebrate
the visual arts in our schools.
Students from Glenwood City Elementary School
will have art on display at the Regional Art Exhibit,
February 8 – February 19, at WITC (Wisconsin
Indianhead Technical College) in New Richmond,
The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on
Sunday, February 8th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. with time
to browse through the work and enjoy refreshments.
You may visit the show at other times as well;
Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00
p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The visual arts educators for the Glenwood City
School District are Mary Jones and Laura Sperl.
For more information about Youth Art Month, visit
PICTURE WITH their art work are students from Second and Third grade at Glenwood City Elementary.
Back row (L to R): Evan Hojem, Julian Orta-Vaquez, Ava Shambow, William Standaert, Maddie
Klatt, Whitney Klasse, Ryeah Oehlke, Michaela Blaser, Connor Berends, Cody Klasse, Isabel Davis.
Front row (L to R): Elliott Springborn, Elsja Meijer, Gianna Pagnotta, Emily Tews, Freddy Leandro-Mendez,
Cole Wakeling, Wyatt Unser, Ilan Anderson, Jackson Logghe, Genevieve Gretzlock. —photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
PICTURED WITH their art work are students in Fourth and Fifth grade at the Glenwood City
Elementary. Back row (L to R): Lindsey Bazille, Haley Klasse, Kennedi Kahler, Ali Fouks, Payten
Knops, Isabella Simmons, Emma Lamb, Alex Wollenzien, Ella Knops, Gavin Cone, Thomas Moede
Front row (L to R): Emilie Monn, Bailey Kahler, Aubree Logghe, Margarita Mundo, Alex Peterson, Molly
Draxler, Nicholas Hierlmeier, Owen Bauman, Max Janson, Blake Wakeling. —photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
PICTURED WITH their art work are students in Kindergarten and First grade at the Glenwood City
Elementary. Back row (L to R): Landon Obermueller, Dan Stauffer, Clayton Hoffman, Anaka Eliason, Tessa
Wagner. Front row (L to R): Max Kahler, Gus Kohler, Neven Polmanter, Addisyn Peterson, LuellaAnn Strehlo,
Micah Williams, Kaitlyn Roark, Merisa Blaser. —photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
THESE STUDENTS are holding their State entries that will go on display at the Capitol. (L to R): Mary
Jones (instructor) holding artwork of Lyra Ketola, Emma Lamb, Cody Klasse, Kaitlyn Roark, Julian OrtaVasquez, Laura Sperl (instructor) holding artwork by senior Jordan Frederick. —photo by Kelsie Hoitomt
A Year as St. Croix County’s Fairest of the Fair
submitted by Rachel Kromrey,
2014 Fairest of the Fair
My name is Rachel Kromrey,
and I’m proudly representing St.
Croix County as the 2014 Fairest
of the Fair. Being Fairest has come
with its own challenges, as well as
personal growth. Along with being
the official hostess of the St. Croix
County Fair, I’ve attended county
parades and other local events to
promote the Fair. I also competed
at the Wisconsin Association of
Fairs Convention January 4-7 for
the position of Wisconsin Fairest
of the Fairs. Although I was not
crowned, I got a “behind the
scenes” glimpse of county fairs
and was able to walk away with
ideas on how to improve the local
Fairest program and even how
to stay involved with the Fair for
years to come. All in all, it was a
rewarding experience.
At Convention, I competed
with 38 other county Fairest for
the title of Wisconsin Fairest of
the Fairs. As part of the selection
process, we had individual and
group interviews, ate meals
with our judges, answered onstage impromptu questions and
created radio spots promoting our
fair. It was a close competition
- I think it’s appropriate to say
each county was represented
exceptionally well. I would like
to say congratulations to Deanna
Schlies of Brown County on her
victory. I know she will do a
fantastic job representing the fair
All candidates also participated
in an auction to benefit the
Wisconsin Association of Fairs. I
had an ice fishing themed basket
that sold for $650. Spectrum
Weather and Specialty Insurance
for bought it and the support of the
Donald Heit, chair of the Town
of Dunn.
Several county board members
wondered what the Town of Dunn
intended to do with the museum.
The Empire in Pine Museum
will remain a museum, Heit said.
The Town of Dunn has received
$10,000 that was given to the
township for the museum, he said.
Heit told the county board that
he has met with the Dunn County
Historical Society about sharing
the contents of the museum with
the Town of Dunn but that he
has yet received an answer as to
whether that is possible.
According to a letter dated
January 22 included in the county
board packet, the Dunn County
Historical Society transferred
the title to the Empire in Pine
Museum to Dunn County in June
of 1973, along with all of the
The letter stresses that the sale
of the museum included the land
and buildings but did not include
any of the exhibits, artifacts or
personal property associated with
the museum buildings.
“All such items, to the extent
that Dunn County has possessory
or ownership interest, are hereby
returned to the Historical Society
without any condition and without
further claim on the part of Dunn
County,” the letter reads.
If the Dunn County Historical
Society removes all of exhibits
and artifacts from the Empire in
Pine Museum, the Town of Dunn
“will fill it back up” with other
historical items, Heit said.
The Town of Dunn Board will
be in charge of the museum and
is working on a resolution for
operating the museum, he said.
In the last few years, Dunn
County has paid for handicapped
accessibility for the museum
and for new bathrooms, a new
roof, windows and a fire escape,
Schaefer said.
Fairest program is appreciated.
Also, the following local businesses
donated ice fishing items: B&J Do
It Best Hardware of Somerset,
Glenwood Hardware and Rental
of Glenwood City, and Stockman’s
Farm Supply of Wilson. Your
support is much appreciated!
Although it’s early in the year, I
would like to be the first to invite
everyone to the St. Croix County
Fair in Glenwood City July 15-19.
“From Wagon Wheels to Ferris
Wheels,” we have something for
everyone to enjoy. Also, if you
are interested in being the 2015
Fairest of the Fair, please “like”
our Facebook page at “St. Croix
County Fairest of the Fair” or
contact the program coordinator,
Hannah Ness, at [email protected]
hotmail.com for more information.
Hope to see you at the Fair!
Public school open enrollment
application period begins Feb. 2
MADISON — Wisconsin’s
public school open enrollment
application period runs from
Feb. 2 to April 30 for the 2015-16
school year, allowing parents an
opportunity to send their children
to any public school district in the
Traditionally, children in
Wisconsin are assigned to public
school districts based on the
location of their parents’ home.
Open enrollment application is
the only tuition-free opportunity
for most parents to apply for their
children to attend a public school
in a school district other than the
one in which they live.
“Wisconsin’s open enrollment
program has a long history of
providing public school choice.
It is the largest parental choice
program in Wisconsin. I look
forward to working with the
governor and Legislature to
enact the changes I proposed in
my 2015-17 budget that would
improve equity and access to
open enrollment for students with
disabilities and their families,”
said State Superintendent Tony
The state’s open enrollment
program is an inter-district
choice program that began in the
1998-99 school year. During the
first years of the program, the
application window was three
weeks. With legislation adopted
for the 2012-13 school year, the
application window expanded to
three months. According to the
Education Commission of the
States, Wisconsin is among 21
states with inter-district open
Under the full-time public
school open enrollment program,
parents may apply during the
Dunn County sells ‘Empire in Pine’ museum to Town of Dunn
By LeAnn R. Ralph
County Board has approved selling
the Empire in Pine Museum in
Downsville to the Town of Dunn
for $1.
The resolution for the sale
authorizes the sale of the real
estate, the buildings and the
grounds but not the contents of
the museum, said Nick Lange,
Dunn County corporation counsel,
at the Dunn County Board’s
January 21 meeting.
The Town of Dunn would like
to purchase the museum, and in
the past, Dunn County has sold
other facilities to local units of
government for “local interest”
reasons, said David Schaefer,
county board supervisor from
Menomonie and chair of the
facilities committee.
The people in Downsville and
in the rural areas of the Town of
Dunn want the museum and want
to maintain the museum, said
FAIREST OF THE FAIR — Rachel Kromrey, St Croix County’s
Fairest of the Fair, at this year’s Wisconsin State Fairs Convention in
WI Dells. —photo submitted
Heating and air conditioning
were discussed for the museum,
but there is no money in Dunn
County’s budget this year for
heating and air conditioning, he
“Maybe the Town of Dunn can
do those,” Schaefer said.
“This has been discussed for
many years,” said David Bartlett,
county board supervisor from
Boyceville and the former chair of
the facilities committee.
People in the Town of Dunn
have worked on getting donations
and giving donations for the
museum, Bartlett said.
“ I t’s i mp o rt a n t t o t h e
community. It’s a good thing,”
he said.
The Dunn County Board
unanimously approved the
resolution to sell the Empire in
Pine Museum to the Town of Dunn
for $1.
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three-month application period
to the school district they wish
their children to attend. Online
application is encouraged.
Application deadlines are firm.
Early and late applications are
not accepted. Districts will notify
parents by June 5 whether their
open enrollment applications have
been approved or denied. Although
an alternate application procedure
allows parents to apply outside of
the application period, there are
more restrictions associated with
the alternate procedure.
Under the current open
enrollment law, transportation,
in most circumstances, is the
responsibility of the parent.
However, some school districts may
provide partial transportation.
Parents with questions should
call the nonresident school
district office to find out if any
transportation will be provided.
Reimbursement of a portion of
transportation costs is available
for families whose children are
eligible for free or reduced-price
school meals based on federal
income guidelines.
The Department of Public
Instruction provides the following
guidance for parents who wish to
apply for open enrollment.
• Parents are urged to apply
online directly from the open
enrollment website http://oe.dpi.
wi.gov/. The online application will
be available from midnight Feb. 2
until 4 p.m. on April 30.
• Paper applications can be
obtained from the DPI or any
public school district. Paper
application forms must be received
by the nonresident school district
no earlier than Feb. 2 and no
later than 4 p.m. on April 30. A
postmark for paper forms will not
meet the requirement.
• Parents may submit
applications to up to three
nonresident school districts
for each child during the open
enrollment application period.
• Forms must be filled out
completely and accurately. Contact
the local school district office or
the DPI if assistance is needed in
completing the application.
• Parents may request
enrollment in a specific school or
program in the nonresident school
district; however, enrollment in
the requested school or program
is subject to space and other
limitations and is not guaranteed.
• Most students who attended
a nonresident school district
under open enrollment last year
are not required to reapply for
the 2015-16 school year. However,
if the student will be entering
middle school, junior high school,
or high school in the 2015-16
school year, parents should call
the nonresident school district to
find out if reapplication will be
• Parents may apply for
their children to attend 4-yearold kindergarten under open
enrollment only if the resident
school district also offers a 4-yearold kindergarten program for
which the child is eligible.
To assist parents in submitting
open enrollment applications, a
directory of public school districts
is available on the DPI website
at http://dpi.wi.gov/directories.
More information is available
from local school districts or from
an open enrollment consultant at
DPI, (888) 245-2732 (toll-free), or
[email protected]
Boyceville High School invites
you to the 5th Annual
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Girls Basketball Game
Boyceville Bulldogs vs. Glenwood City Hilltoppers
Activities Begin at 5:30pm
JV Game: 5:55/Varsity 7:30
*Youth Dance Clinic Performance During Halftime of JV Game
Wear pink to the game to support Cancer Awareness!
T-shirts will be sold.