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May 7, 2015
Volume 142 + Number 19

Medford, Wisconsin




Autism Walk Page 10

Tony man
dies in crash
Weekend crash at CTH M Taylor
Countys first traffic fatality in 2015

Gilman baseball gets

win over Columbus


by News Editor Brian Wilson

Medford drama
presents spring play

Ask Ed
Garage fire

photo by Brian Wilson

Warren Kleiber was transported to a burn center in Madison with severe burns as
a result of a garage fire on his Gravel Rd. property Monday night. Firefighters kept the
fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

Chamber holds
recognition banquet

Page 12

Obituaries start on
page 21 for:
Julius Griesbach Jr.
Beth Jochimsen
Ronald Judnic
Anthony Ostrowski
Anola Pernsteiner
Esther Schreiner
Alisa Stock
Bernard Strobach
Gertrude Thomas
Ralph Williams

See CRASH on page 3

Medford man hospitalized after fire

Area fire crews kept busy
with structure and grass fires
by News Editor Brian Wilson

Area deaths

Taylor County had its first traffic fatality of the year

last weekend.
On May 3 at approximately 1:50 a.m., the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office
Dispatch Center received
a 9-1-1 report of a single
motorcycle crash at the
intersection of CTH Q
and CTH M in the town of
According to Sheriff
Bruce Daniels, the initial caller reported it appeared to him that the
motorcycle had struck a
A cross marks the spot
tree and the male driver where Anthony J. Ostrowski,
of the motorcycle was not 39, Tony, was found followresponding.
ing a single vehicle motorEmergency personnel
cycle crash.
from the Taylor County

Warren Kleiber of Medford was taken by

helicopter to the burn center in Madison late
Monday night following a fire that destroyed a
garage in the town of Little Black.
The Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Company
and the Medford Area Fire Department were
called out at 10:10 p.m. Monday night to W5899
Gravel Rd. in the town of Little Black.
According to Fire Chief Mike Danen, the garage was totally engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters kept the fire from
spreading to any of the other nearby buildings.
The garage and all of its contents were a total loss. A pickup truck parked in front of the
garage was also damaged in the fire.

According to Danen, Kleiber received burns

on about half of his body. He was taken by ambulance to Medford Aspirus Hospital and then
transported by helicopter to the burn center in
Medford firefighters were on the scene for
about an hour until it was out. Stetsonville
firefighters were on the scene until 11:55 p.m.
There was a natural gas leak caused by the
fire and firemen remained on the scene until a
crew arrived to fix the leak.
In addition to 24 firefighters from Stetsonville, there was assistance from the Taylor
County Sheriffs Department, Medford Electric Utility, Taylor County ambulance and We
Mondays garage fire was the second structure fire in a week that has been a busy one for
area emergency and law enforcement crews.
In addition to the structure fires, there were
also a number of grass fires around the county
which emergency crews dealt with.

The front end of a pickup truck parked

near Mondays garage fire was damaged.
See FIRES on page 3

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hospital volunteers attend advocacy day event

Close to 1,100 hospital leaders, employees, trustees, and volunteers, including Aspirus Volunteers, descended on
Madison on April 28 to participate in the
Wisconsin Hospital Associations (WHA)
Advocacy Day event. Advocacy Day is an
annual event that connects hospital supporters with their legislators in Madison
so lawmakers can learn how issues impact local hospitals and communities.
This years event was the largest in
WHAs history and one of the largest, if
not the largest, events of its kind held in
Madison each year. We are proud to have
been a part of this tremendous day, said
Nancy Potter, Aspirus volunteer. With
the state budget process in full swing,
we were able to talk with our legislators
about key issues like Medicaid funding
and protecting Wisconsins Workers
Compensation program.
Wisconsins Medicaid program underpays hospitals $960 million a year,
said Dee Habeck, Aspirus Volunteer Public Policy education chair. These unpaid
costs, referred to as Wisconsins Hidden
Health Care Tax, often get shifted to
families and employers. This hidden tax
helps drive up health insurance premiums making it difficult to keep and grow
jobs in Wisconsin.
Attendees spent time in the afternoon
meeting with elected officials in the State
Capitol. Advocates made sure their legislators were aware of the role hospitals

play in communities across the state

in providing high quality, high value
healthcare and how the legislature can
support those efforts through policies it
We are from Aspirus Medford Hospital and are proud of Wisconsins repu-


Aspirus Birthing CenterMedford

will be holding a free sibling preparation class designed to ready soon-to-be
siblings 3 years old and older for the introduction of a new baby to the home.
Parents are asked to attend with their
Children will learn what it means to
be a big brother or big sister. They will
also learn how to hold, feed, and diaper
a new baby. Children should bring a doll

or stuffed animal for practice. Baby safety, common sibling reactions, and lifestyle adjustment advice are shared with
The class will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, June 2, at Aspirus Medford
Hospital, 135 S. Gibson St. in Medford.
Pre-registration is required. For more
information or to pre-register, contact
the Aspirus Birthing Center-Medford at

Community Calendar

VFW Clubhouse, 240 S. Eighth St. (Hwy

13), Medford.
American Legion Auxiliary 519
Meeting 1 p.m. Legion Clubhouse, 224
N. Powell, Stetsonville.

ner 6:30 p.m. B.S. Bar & Grill, W4782 Hwy

64, Medford. Information: 715-785-7573.

A picture caption from the Abiding

Care Pregnancy Resource Center Reception for Life event incorrectly stated Lee
Ann Ricca, client services coordinator,
as director Carrie Kraucyk. The caption
also did not identify another person at
the table. He is Anthony Horvath, the
director of Policy Intersections Research
Center in Greenwood.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings

Call 715-297-5317 for dates, times and

submitted photo

Advocacy Day

Aspirus volunteers and hospital employees traveled from Medford, Wausau and
Wisconsin Rapids to attend the Wisconsin Hospital Associations annual Advocacy
Day. The event, held in Madison, drew a crowd of over 1,100 persons. Attendees
spent time in the afternoon meeting with elected ofcials.

Sibling preparation class offered June 2

Tuesday, May 12

Sunday, May 10
Alcoholics Anonymous Open 12
Step Study Meeting 7 p.m. Community United Church of Christ, 510 E.
Broadway, Medford.

Monday, May 11
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
1013 of Rib Lake Meeting Weigh-in
5:30 p.m. Meeting 6:30 p.m. Rib Lake Senior Citizens Center, Hwy 102 and Front
Street. Information: Mary 715-427-3593 or
Sandra 715-427-3408.
High and Low Impact Step Aerobics Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7
p.m. Stetsonville Elementary School,
W5338 CTH A. Information: Connie 715678-2656 or Laura 715-678-2517 evenings.
Chelsea Conservation Club Meeting 7 p.m. at clubhouse, N6357 Hwy 13,
Medford VFW Meeting 7 p.m.

tation of providing some of the highest

quality, highest value care in the nation, said Louise Paul, Aspirus volunteer. Advocacy Day allows us to help
legislators understand how their policy
decisions can help protect our local hospital, patients, and communities.

Medford Rotary Club Meeting

Breakfast 6:45 a.m. Filling Station Cafe
& Bar, 884 W. Broadway Ave., Medford.
Information: 715-748-0370.
Al-Anon Meeting 7 p.m. Community United Church of Christ, 510 E.
Broadway, Medford. Information: 715427-3613.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Topic
Meeting 7 p.m. Community United
Church of Christ, 510 E. Broadway, Medford.
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting
7 p.m. Hwy 64 and Main Street, Medford.
Information: 715-512-0048.

Thursday, May 14
Medford Kiwanis Club Meeting
Noon lunch. Frances L. Simek Memorial
Library, 400 N. Main St., Medford. Information: 715-748-3237.
Medford Association of Rocket Science (MARS) Club Meeting 6-9 p.m.
First Floor Conference Room, Taylor
County Courthouse, 224 S. Second St.,
Medford. Everyone welcome. Information: 715-748-9669.
Meeting 7 p.m. Community United
Church of Christ, 510 E. Broadway, Medford.
Taylor County Genealogical Society Annual Meeting 7 p.m. Frances
L. Simek Memorial Library, 400 N. Main
St., Medford. Agenda includes election of
officers. Visitors welcome.

Wednesday, May 13
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
7 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, Hwy 102
and Front Street, Rib Lake. Information:
Arlene 715-427-3613.
Medford Lions Club Meeting Din-

Friday, May 15
Narcotics Anonymous Open Meeting 7 p.m. Community United Church
of Christ, 510 E. Broadway, Medford. Information: 715-965-1568.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Page 3

Suspect leads officers on high speed chase

Area responders assist in
search following chase
by News Editor Brian Wilson
On April 30 at approximately 8:45
a.m., the Price County Sheriffs Office
informed the Taylor County Sheriffs Office of a vehicle traveling southbound on
Hwy. 13, approaching Taylor County, at
a very high rate of speed. Taylor County deputies intercepted that vehicle a
short time later, at 8:49 a.m., still traveling southbound on Highway 13 at high
speeds. Taylor County deputies pursued
the vehicle and estimated its speeds well
in excess of 100 mph. Tire deflation devices were deployed in an attempt to stop
the vehicle, but the suspect was able to
avoid them.
Taylor County deputies lost sight of
the vehicle approximately nine miles
north of Medford on Hwy 13.
Shortly thereafter, a resident of the

area reported to the Taylor County Sheriffs office a suspicious individual was
just in his yard, who left a vehicle behind
and then ran into the woods. Deputies responded to that residence and found the
suspect vehicle that had eluded authorities. It was found the vehicle, a 2014 Camaro, was a stolen vehicle from Calumet,
Mich. It was further found that the vehicle had been used in a robbery attempt
in Hurley.
Taylor County deputies, with assistance from Price County Sheriffs Office,
Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, Wood
County K-9 Unit, Wisconsin State Patrol
Air Unit, and the Medford Police Department secured a several-mile area where
the subject was suspected to be hiding.
After a search was started for the suspect, it was learned he had stolen a second vehicle, a blue 2001 Saturn four door
with Wisconsin license plate 433-WHA,
and had fled the scene. He is still at large.
The suspect is Isaac U. Laplander,
male, white, date of birth Oct. 10, 1978.

Car theft leads officers on

second high speed chase
Kennan man in custody
and awaiting charges
by News Editor Brian Wilson
A Kennan man, who allegedly stole a
car from Medford and led law enforcement on a chase with speeds exceeding
100 mph last weekend, is in custody.
Medford Police Chief Ken Coyer reported the department has in custody,
29- year-old Benjamin R. Ashbacher from
Kennan. Ashbacher was originally taken
into custody on a probation violation on
May 3. While in custody the defendant
was questioned in regards to a stolen vehicle taken from the 500 block of Medford
Ave. in the city of Medford.
According to Coyer, Ashbacher admit-

ted to taking a vehicle matching the one

stolen on May 2 from the city of Medford.
In the interview, the defendant knew
that he had been in a chase with law enforcement in Price and Taylor counties,
but after getting chased, he got lost and
ended up getting the stolen vehicle stuck
in an unknown wooded area and abandoning it, Coyer said.
Coyer said currently the Medford Police Department has referred Benjamin
R. Ashbacher to the Taylor County District Attorneys Office for operating a
motor vehicle without owners consent,
Wisconsin Statute 943.23.
Investigation is still continuing and
additional charges may result as reports
are being forwarded to adjacent law enforcement agencies for investigation(s)
as it relates to this incident, Coyer said.

Multiple agencies involved

There were multiple agencies involved in the search for Isaac Laplander, who led
officers on a high speed chase through the county on April 30. The Medford Area Fire
Department fire and rescue trailer holds gear and vehicles for off-road searches. It was
brought to the Chelsea Conservation Club to assist with the search.

Crash is countys first fatality

Continued from page 1
Sheriffs office, Taylor County ambulance
MedEvac, and Medford Area Fire Department responded to the scene.
According to Daniels, initial investigation indicates that Anthony J. Ostrowski,
39, Tony, was traveling north on CTH Q
approaching the T intersection with
The motorcycle failed to stop at the

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Firefighters from the Medford Area

Fire Department responded to a structure
fire in the town of Hammel Friday.
A mobile home fire at W8283 Center
Ave. was called in to the Taylor County
Dispatch Center at 5:05 p.m. on May 1.
Reports indicate that prior to firefighters arriving, a person entered the burning
home and subsequently escaped through
a window. The individual was taken for

When firefighters arrived, the flames
were from under the floor up into the
ceiling of the kitchen and bathroom. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.
One pet dog died in the blaze, but firefighters removed a second dog from the structure which appeared frightened, but alive.
The home, owned by Jim Haynes,
sustained an estimated $20,000 damage. Cause of the blaze is undetermined at
this time. Medford ambulance and Taylor
County officers also responded.

posted stop sign, traveled north across

CTH M into the ditch, struck an intersection sign and a marker sign, flipped over
and came to rest.
The Taylor County Medical Examiner
was notified of this incident at approximately 2:05 a.m.
Ostrowski was the lone passenger on
the motorcycle, Speed and alcohol are being considered as potential contributing
factors in this crash.


Fires keep area crews busy

Continued from page 1

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County forestry funds restored in state budget

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

by News Editor Brian Wilson

State funds to help pay for the county forest administrators wages and benefits have been put back into the
budget. Whether it stays there throughout the budget
process is still a question.
A longtime state grant pays half the salary and about
40 percent of the benefit costs for county forest administrators around the state. When the governor presented
his proposed biennial budget earlier this year, the grant
was not included. Taylor County and other county
boards around the state have lobbied to get the funding restored, and on Friday county forest administrator
Russ Aszmann told members of the forestry and recreation committee it has been included in the errata
items which correct errors in the original proposal.
As the legislatures joint finance committee works on
the state budget, it will be up to them to decide if it will
stay in the budget. However, Aszmann is optimistic it
will do so.
In a related matter, committee members approved a
pay increase for Aszmann for him to go from Step 5 to
Step 6 on the countys pay matrix based on his longevity
with the county. The increase takes him from $28.67 per
hour to $29.41 per hour.
According to Aszmann, the committee reviews his
wages as the department head and he reviews the wages
of those in the department.
In other business, committee members reviwed the
planned timber sales to be put out for bid. The sales include about 250 acres of forest land which is about 50
percent of the amount the county bids out each year.
Jake Walcisak, the countys assistant county forest administrator, estimated the value of the sales at about
$200,000. Once contracts are awarded, the loggers will
have two years to complete the timber harvest. Some of
the areas are only accessible either in winter or during
dry conditions.

Future action needed

photo by Brian Wilson

Jake Walcisak, the countys assistant county forest administrator, explains where piles of cut logs were left following a recent logging operation in the county forest. The logs were cut last year by an Athens-area logger but not
removed before snowfall hid them. The logs are valued at about $970 and the county has the option to charge that
against the company that did the logging project or require them to come back and clean up the job.

Annual report to city council reflects teamwork

by News Editor Brian Wilson
Inspirational posters about teamwork and cooperation hang on the walls of many workplaces. They preach
the message people working together across departmental boundaries makes the entire organization stronger.
In the city of Medford, those posters have been taken
to heart. At Tuesdays annual report to the city council about the activities accomplished by city staff in the
past year and goals for future years, the teamwork between departments was evident in what they have been
able to accomplish.
According to Mayor Mike Wellner, the level of cooperation between the staff of public works, public utilities and other city departments is the best it has been in
the 12 years he has been mayor, and even before then.
Wellner said often departments would historically stay
within their own areas and not interact with the others. By working together, he said it has saved the city
money and allowed tasks to be accomplished. He commended the department heads for setting the example
of working together.
The idea of each department working in cooperation with the others to do projects that help the entire
city was a common theme of each of the departmental
presentations. From public works and the sewer utility
staff pitching in to get a concrete project completed near
the city pool, to the public works employees helping the

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electric utility with putting in the slab and doing site

work for substation upgrades, there were a number of
examples given of the cooperation between the departments.
Beyond the personnel side, city coordinator John
Fales also reported on a number of ongoing projects.
One of the biggest of those, in terms of the potential
to save money and headaches for both the city and its
residents, is the switchover to automatic meters for
both the electric and water departments.
About one-third of the city has been switched to
smart meters which can record water usage to the gallon compared to the old-style meters which record it to
1,000 gallons.
Streets/water superintendent Pat Chariton said the
meters have come in handy by being able to alert homeowners who have had water usage at unusual times
such as overnight of the potential of problems. We
have gotten calls from people thanking us for telling
them of problems, Chariton said.
On the electric utility side of things, manager Spence

Titera has the ability to see how much usage is occurring in a customers residence from his office computer.
This allows them not only to have pinpoint accuracy
for billing, but also helps in giving people information
about ways to cut their energy consumption.
One of the other big areas of savings is with meter
readings. There used to be two employees who read meters, taking the whole month to do so. The electronic
system can read 3,000 city meters in 15 minutes.
Aldermen commended the department heads for the
work done in the past year.
In other business, aldermen:

Approved hiring Oshkosh Industrial Roofing

and Sheet Metal of Oshkosh to replace the roof at the
city hall and wastewater treatment plant buildings.
They were the qualified low-bid with a price of $84,485
for the city hall project and $42,120 for the wastewater
treatment plant. Fales noted there was a lower bid for
the city hall, but it was incomplete and did not include
an addendum item. Fales reported while the company is
only a few years old, they have had major projects from
$163,600 to $1.3 million and the employees came from
other firms with many years of experience between
them. The city hall project will be split in cost between
the electric utility and general city government budgets
and the wastewater treatment budget will cover the cost
of that roof. Fales said the plan is to use existing cash
reserves for this one-time expense as recommended by
the city auditors.

Formally approved giving Joshua Torrenes of

New Life Apostolic Church permission to set up a table
and shelter in the parking lot near the corner of Whelen
Ave. and Hwy 64 in order to perform religious outreach
on the first Saturday of each month.

Approved the report on the citys annual financial audit and the citys management letter responding
to the audit. Auditors gave the city a clean bill of health,
stating there were no major deficiencies found.

Approved a liquor license for Silver Fork LLC

doing business as Filling Station Cafe and Bar. Jenna
Leah Strebig is the new owner of the establishment.

Approved a parade permit for the annual Stepping for Survivors event to be held Saturday, May 16
starting at 9:30 a.m. The event is a walk to raise awareness and funds for Stepping Stones Shelter and its efforts to combat domestic violence.

Approved purchasing a replacement threequarter ton pickup truck with an 8-foot plow from Medford Motors for $19,685. Medford Motors was the low bid.

Thursday, May 7, 2015



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Hause still has passion for arts, students

by Reporter Mark Berglund
Sharon Hause leaves the teaching profession after a
quarter century of teaching art classes to every grade
level in the Medford Area School District. Her last years
with the district saw her working with high school students at Medford Area Senior High.
Hause graduated from the University of WisconsinEau Claire in 1980 and then taught in the Phillips School
District from 1980 to 1985. She taught part time at Holy
Rosary Catholic Elementary School for the next five
years and joined the Medford staff in 1990 for a career of
35 years. She earned her master of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2000 and was certified
to teach Advanced Placement classes in 2008.
I never thought Id be one of the older ones on top of
the experience list, Hause said.
Hauses husband is a teacher in the Prentice School
District. She said they will be moving on to other life
adventures with their passion for teaching intact. We
wanted to leave while we still had passion and still liked
what we do.
Hause doesnt use the word retirement to describe the
next phase in her life. She hopes to be an artist, entrepreneur and grandma to varying degrees.
I try not to think of anything as the last time. The
hardest part will be to turn in the keys and know I wont
get back in, she said. I think I will miss how many
times my name is called by the students. Not hearing it
will be a change.
Hause said she strived to meet a number of goals as
a teacher. She wanted students to feel safe and secure
enough to express their artistic talents in the projects.
She wanted the classes to be hands-on learning and problem-solving lessons. She wanted the students to find their
own vision in the lessons. Hause said she wanted classes
where all students felt welcome and successful. She said
about a quarter of the students she taught fell into the
special education spectrum, but the works they produced
defied any special circumstance. It doesnt matter who
they are down here [in the ground floor art classrooms],
she said. A lot of kids felt like it was art therapy.
Hause said teaching is not about judging students,
but understanding why they make the decisions they
do. Ive learned not to judge because they all come from
different places, Hause said. I try to think on the same
level as the students and not judge why they make a decision.
Hause continued to hone her skills as a teacher. She
said taking the step up to being an Advanced Placement
instructor in 2008 was one of those efforts. It made me a
much better teacher for all my students, she said.
Art is timeless, but she has tried to stay with the times
by adapting technology to the classroom. The days of
students paging through magazine after magazine for
inspirations and examples are gone, with device and
Chromebook apps taking the place. Students can also get
a taste for faraway art experience with virtual art museum tours. Im an advocate for having technology at

Hause enjoys her students

photo by Mark Berglund

Medford Area Senior High art teacher Sharon Hause (standing at the right side of the front row) poses with her
homeroom students after an interview about her career. Hause has taught every grade in the district during a quarter
century of promoting the arts and the young artists in her classes.
their fingertips, she said.
The students still visit regional museums in Wausau,
Milwaukee and Minneapolis, Minn. We get them out to
see art, she said.
Art projects in Hauses classes do not revolve around
her telling students what to do. They will ask me about
it once in a while. Im involved in the process and the
problem solving, but I usually ask them questions back
to let them find the answers, she said. We talk about art
as well as make art. When an assignment begins, some
students will say can I do it a little differently?
Hause said the freedom to try and sometimes miss is
part of being an artist. Sometimes the mistakes are happy accidents even if they dont seem happy at the time,
Hause said.
Medford Area Senior High has a fine arts requirement
which can be filled in the art or music department. For
the most part, the students in Hauses classes are students who choose to be there.
Hause has been inspired by the former students who

take those art lessons and find related careers. She has
former students who pick major fashion lines, do interior decorating, and even design theater sets. Its interesting to see where they go, she said.

Global experience
Over 13,000 students from across the world participated in the DECA International Career Development
Conference in Orlando, Fla. April 25 - 29.

Bunkelman competes
at national event


Macy Bunkelman, a member of the Medford DECA

Chapter, competed at the DECA International Career
Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.
April 25 - 29. Macy was
a medalist in the Retail
Merchandising Event,
out of 200 students in
her event.
The DECA International Career Development Conference is a
competition in marketing related events, as
well as career development programs for students and chapter adMacy Bunkelman
visers to participate in.
Over 13,000 students from across the world participated
in this event.


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7, 2011
Thursday, Thursday,

Star News

Community should listen to the call to Do it now

The Medford community came together on Saturday night to recognize the efforts and achievements of area residents
at the annual Medford Area Chamber of
Commerce Recognition Banquet. The annual event includes the awarding of the
person of the year, lifetime achievement,
employee excellence and business milestone recognitions.
It is an opportunity for the community
to thank those who have worked hard to
make Medford a better place to live and
Medford is not unique in having this
sort of annual event. Many communities
have ways to recognize their outstanding citizens. These honors serve a dual
purpose. On one side they let those who
work on behalf of the greater good know
their efforts are appreciated. The awards
also serve as beacons setting the course
for the values the community determines
are important. The recipients of these

awards are role models for the entire

In his acceptance speech for the lifetime achievement award, Clem Johnson
made a call to action. He recognized there
are many who have a desire to do work
within their community, but who keep
putting it off and finding excuses not to
begin. To those people, Johnson said, do
it now.
Johnson read from a poem Do it now
which he first heard at his own eighth
grade commencement ceremony decades
The poems message is a clear one. It
calls people to act now because there may
never be a later. It was this imperative
to help now, not when he got around to
it that has defined Johnsons lifetime of
service to the community. It is a message
worth repeating and a lesson for all those
who feel they are too busy or who put off
lending a hand where it is needed.

Do it now

If you have hard work to do,

Do it now.
Today the skies are clear and blue,
Tomorrow clouds may come in view,
Yesterday is not for you;
Do it now.

If you have kind words to say,

Say them now.
Tomorrow may not come your way,
Do a kindness while you may,
Loved ones will not always stay;
Say them now.

If you have a song to sing,

Sing it now.
Let the notes of gladness ring
Clear as song of bird in spring;
Let every day some music bring;
Sing it now.

If you have a smile to show,

Show it now.
Make hearts happy, roses grow,
Let the friends around you know
The love you have before they go;
Show it now.

Minutes count at emergency scenes

Last week a survey crew put a soil boring drill through a gas main in downtown
Medford. The resulting explosion and
fire caused thousands of dollars worth
of damage to the vehicles and nearby
Medford got off lucky.
Determining if the gas line was never
incorrectly marked, or just
hadnt been marked
yet when the diggers
hotline was notified of the project is
likely to involve lawyers and insurance
companies and drag
on for a while. Still,
Medford got lucky.
The wind happened
to be blowing toward
the south and west
that day which meant
the 40-foot column of
fire from the burnoff was pushed away
from nearby homes.
If the wind had been
blowing the opposite
are at least one and
possibly more homes
would have been destroyed.
Medford also got
lucky in that a We
employee happened
to be near Abbotsford and could respond
as fast as he did. And yes, within minutes
of getting on the scene, the gas company
had the shutoff valves closed and the
risk of a catastrophic explosion greatly

Star News

reduced. There is no doubt the work crew

did their best and responded as quickly
as they were able. It is not the workers
fault that crews are spread thin throughout the region.
However, it still took a half hour from
when the call was made about the ruptured main until the crews arrived on the
For emergency
responders in rural areas, having
to wait for utilities
to be shut down is
just part of the job.
Firefighters are at
the scene to fight
fires and protect
lives and property.
It opens a massive
door for liability
if they overstep
and attempt to
turn off power or
other utilities on
their own. Part of
it is not having the
training to know
how or even where
the shutoffs are located. There is too
danger in a guess.
In this case, the
burning truck was
also a blessing in
disguise. It gave
a burn-off point
for the released natural gas rather than
the gas collecting and exploding due to a
spark elsewhere. Firefighters could contain the blaze and save lives.
In this case, the half-hour wait for the

Quote of the Week:

I try not to think of anything as the last time. The hardest part will be to turn in the keys
and know I wont get back in.

Teacher Sharon Hause who will be retiring at the end of the school year.

crew to arrive possibly wouldnt have

made much difference in saving the vehicles, but what about next time when it
involves a home or commercial building?
The natural gas industry is a regulated utility with the Public Service Commission. It is also a giant investor-owned
monopoly which is beholden to its bottom line in order to maximize return for
its stockholders. Crews are spread thin
over some areas and there is lag time
between an incident and how fast a crew
can get on the scene.
Perhaps a solution would be for the
gas company to have responders in each
community. These people could have the

training and equipment to shut off gas

in emergency situations. One solution
would be to contract with existing local
tradesmen such as heating contractors
who are already knowledgeable in working with natural gas. Such a partnership
could allow much faster response times
for gas line breaks greatly reducing the
chances of injury or property damage
while still being conscientious of the
companys bottom line.
Medford got lucky last week. At some
point that luck will run out and there
might not be a favorable wind while the
clock ticks waiting for a response.

Members of The Star News editorial board include Publisher Carol OLeary, General Manager Kris
OLeary and News Editor Brian Wilson.

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Brian Wilson

Whats in a name

Thanks teachers

photo by Mark Berglund

The days pounding erasers to thank a teacher may be gone, but Rib Lake students and families broke out the sidewalk chalk on Monday evening to show their appreciation for the staff at Rib Lake Elementary School. Kylie Wiese
and Ashley Soto Sosa work on one message during the after school program. In addition to the sidewalk messages,
Rib Lake community members also came together and provided a meal to all the teachers in the district for the hard
work they do.

Vox Pop

Pastor says there is only one right way when it comes marriage

Is there such a thing the only right way? If we admit something is the only right way then every other
way has to bewell, you got it WRONG. And maybe
that goes to the heart of the problem, we dont want
there to be a wrong. Wrong brings guilt and shame.
When it comes to marriage it really makes no difference what the U.S. Supreme Court decides because the
decision has already been made by the Triune God. God
instituted marriage at creation (Genesis 1:28; 2:22-24).
God defines marriage as the lifelong union of one man
and one woman (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:22-24; Matthew 19:46). Gods institution of marriage is valid for all time
(Matthew 19:6). Every other way is sinful.
But the story doesnt end there. When it comes

to Gods law, there is only one right way, Be perfect,

therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48). Who can measure up?
Not me. Thankfully, there is also an only right Savior
Jesus Christ. Salvation is found in no one else, for
there is no other name under heaven given to mankind
by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
Jesus was never married but he died and rose again
to earn forgiveness for every sin committed against the
institution of marriage. Take your guilt and shame to
Jesus He already dealt with it and live in the freedom He gives by grace through faith.
Pastor James Krueger, Immanuel Lutheran
Church, Medford

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A photo showing a speaker demonstrating the action of a device designed to kill, and displaying animal
body parts in a high school classroom, appeared in the
Dec. 18, 2014 issue of this paper. The caption claimed
accurate by the teacher of the class, said the speaker
took time to discuss different Wisconsin wildlife species, showed students various animal furs from weasel
to timber wolf, and how certain animal species impact
agriculture in Wisconsin. The teacher agreed to host
another speaker in the same format who would at least
discuss how agriculture impacts certain animal species, if not also provide details of the taking of those
body parts from their late owners. Chris Cold of the
Ladysmith DNR said hed do it and a photo of that was
to appear in this paper. I havent found it.
Another caption was offered to the district administrator, the news editor of this paper and to two
members of the Medford District Board of Education
to support the view that two speakers with opposing
positions should be simultaneously scheduled for any
given issue so that students can get both sides. All of
these officials responded as if the proposal was worthy
of their consideration, and respective actions with the
administrator saying hed report any action taken. All
went silent. All that appeared was a short, buried piece
by the chair of the policy committee explaining duties
and inviting us to the meetings.
The other caption read that a speaker who was
neither an ag scientist, biologist, farmer or wildlife
manager discussed how certain animal species impact
agriculture in Wisconsin. He also demonstrated the action of a device designed to kill, and displayed animal
body parts to a captive audience of mixed minors in
a public school classroom during regularly scheduled
classroom hours, all without equal and opposite representation of the issues.
Mike Riegert, Medford

Whats in a name?
A new city street is being built south of CTH O in the
Medford industrial park addition.
The new road provides access to a mink food processing plant that will be built there as part of an expansion
of overall mink operations in the area.
Regardless of how you feel about fur products or animal agriculture, the expansion of the citys industrial
base is a good thing, bringing additional jobs and an increase in the overall tax base.
The question for members of the planning commission, however, didnt have to deal with pipes, setbacks or
any of the other minutia of turning a former farm field
into a factory. Instead, planning commission members
were asked what the road should be called.
Getting to name a road doesnt happen all that often.
Generally, developers have their own road names picked
out when they present their plans to the city. This is the
reason there are areas with roads named after models of
cars or types of birds or trees or random womens names.
Coming up with the name of a road is tricky business.
Those involved in road designing and building are not
necessarily known for their verbal creativity, which is
why numbered streets are so popular around the world.
It is just as easy to go the other way and end up overly
cute. A subdivision built a few miles from where I grew
up was actually named Sesame Street, which is fine if
you are seven, but sends the wrong message if its is the
address of your attorneys office.
Some of the proposals suggested by the commission
members were to name the road after the mink industry
as Mink Dr. or Mink Capital Dr. The down side of this is
there is already a Mink Dr. in the county and Mink Capital Terrace is a mobile home park here. Names that are
too close to others could cause confusion for emergency
responders in the future.
Dave Zimmerman suggested the city get back into the
pattern of naming streets after major industrialists and
those who helped the city move forward. He correctly
noted while Pep and Fran Simeks names are on many
buildings, over coming generations those buildings will
be replaced. A street name gives a certain type of immortality because they are rarely changed.
Another option raised was to name the street after a
former mayor such as Meyer Dr. or Salzwedel Ave. The
city already has a rule against naming streets after people who are still alive, so Wellner Way will have to wait
for a long while yet.
For what it is worth, I lean toward honoring Dee and
Walt Meyer with calling it Meyer Dr.. The Meyers served
the area for decades and touched many people over that
time. However, considering Dee Meyers love of the arts
and her passion for the Riverwalk, an industrial park
road may be a bit of an ironic twist.
As for the Simeks, it is impossible to imagine what
Medford would be like without Tombstone Pizzas long
legacy. Either of those choices would send a message recognizing the efforts of those who helped build the community and made it strong.
William Shakespeare asked, Whats in a name? I
would say an awful lot.

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Thursday, Thursday,

School corner

What are you willing to invest for a $3.5 million return?

Last month the Medford Area School Board voted to
make an initial pledge not to exceed 3 percent for an
upgrade to the outdoor athletic facilities at the high
school. The total estimated
cost for that project is $3.5
million. What this means
is, if the All Sports Booster
Club, which is made up of
community members and
coaches can raise enough
money, the school district
will only pay roughly
$105,000 for a $3.5 million
dollar facility. I dont know
about you, but that doesnt
sound like a bad investment to me?
Allow me to back up a
bit and explain how and why we got to this point. Members of the All Sports Booster Club have been discussing the need to improve the facilities behind the high
school for some time. A few months ago, they came to
the board to share their concerns and to let them know
how they were planning to proceed. This group is well
aware of the recent referendum outcomes for our district, so they were not there to ask the board to go to
a referendum. The booster club instead informed the
board they wanted to try and raise the money through
a capitol campaign. Not only that, but the club also said
they would put up the $5,000 for the Rettler Corporation
to do a preliminary study and drawing which would outline the costs.
So the study was done and brought to the April board
meeting. The booster club, along with Rettler, made the
presentation. Board members were able to ask ques-

tions and comment on the vision. The club informed the

board they were now ready to hit the pavement seeking
donations. The club did make one request, which is how
the initial commitment of dollars came about. They
relayed to the board that when seeking donations, they
felt it would be helpful if they could say that the school
board was behind the project. The best way they could
prove that would be if the district committed some dollars. The motion was made, seconded, and it passed
Drawings of the project will soon be out in our
schools, some area businesses and at the district office. If you are a member of a specific organization and
would like a presentation, that can be arranged by contacting me at the district office, 715-748-4620 ext. 523. I, or
someone from the All Sports Booster Club, will be glad
to attend your meeting to talk about the project.
The highlights of the plan will see a new running
track, bleachers with storage underneath, press box,
concession stand with bathrooms, and stadium lights.
Another goal is to replace the grass on the football field
with artificial turf. If there is one thing I want everyone to understand, it is that the funds the school district
contributes will not go toward artificial turf on the football field. If that happens, that money will be generated
through donations secured by the All Sports Booster
Club. While I do support replacing the grass with turf
for many reasons, which I would be glad to discuss with
anyone, I feel that money should come from donations.
Any district money should pay for the other things that
I mentioned and absolutely need to be addressed soon.
What would you invest in order to get a $3.5 million return? Currently the school board is earmarking
$105,000. Would you go higher?
District administrator Pat Sullivan

The All Sports Booster Club is working to raise money for field improvements at Medford Area Senior High
School valued at $3.5 million.

Lueders: Have John Doe probes trashed the rule of law in Wisconsin?
Fox News called it a series of terrifying raids reportedly conducted as
a form of political retribution against
supporters of Gov. Scott Walker. Rush
Limbaugh blamed a corrupt DA and
corrupt police officers. The national
website PJ Media decried the brassknuckled fascists in Wisconsin.
Here and elsewhere, conservative
commentators have embraced the narrative put forth by critics of the two John
Doe probes involving Walker and others.
Wisconsin is being defamed as a place
where unethical law enforcers driven by
naked political partisanship have run

At the core of this conflagration is an
incendiary article in the National Review
on John Doe-related searches. Exhibit A:
the search of former Walker aide Cindy
Archers Madison home in September
2011. Archer said police arrived with a
battering ram and that a furious FBI
agent yelled in her face and threatened
to put her in handcuffs. She was purportedly forbidden from calling a lawyer and
ordered to keep mum about the search.
They had a keener sense of due process in Salem, Mass., mused National
Review editor Rich Lowry in a commen-

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tary inspired by this report.

Leonard Peace, a spokesman for the
FBI in Milwaukee, declined to comment
on operational questions associated
with investigations. But Dane County
Sheriff Dave Mahoney, whose office took
part in this search, calls the National Review account highly suspicious, saying
he cannot fathom why there would be a
warning that you could not call an attorney or tell others of the warrant. John
Doe secrecy rules apply to court proceedings, not searches.
The National Review piece shrugs off
the criminal convictions of six Walker
aides and associates stemming from the
first John Doe, saying it failed in its ultimate aims because Walker was untouched, his reforms were implemented,
and he survived the recall election.
Wisconsin Club for Growth director
Eric OKeefe, who has elsewhere likened
the searches to rape, poured gasoline on
the fire in an appearance on Fox News.
He said the now-stalled investigation
of alleged election law violations by his
group and others is based on a theory
completely unsupportable under Wisconsin law, launched because the left
was tired of losing election after election
after election.
But released records show Walker and
others engaged in campaign coordination of the sort thats been punished in
the past. And even one of the judges who
sided with the John Doe targets called
the prosecutions position, which he disagreed with, an arguable interpretation
of the statutes.
Joining OKeefe on Fox was whistleblower Michael Lutz, an ex-cop who
worked briefly in Milwaukee County
District Attorneys Office. Lutz claimed
DA John Chisholm, a Democrat who initiated the probes, professed his desire to
stop Gov. Walker and all Republicans
from achieving their political aims and

turned his office into a weapon to prosecute and persecute all those who had a
different political ideology than him.
Lutz described Chisholm as a good
friend of mine. Neither he nor Fox host
Megyn Kelly mentioned that Lutz in 2013
left Chisholm a drunken message threatening to kill him and his family.
Walker has joined the bashing, calling the probes largely a political witch
hunt and really about trying to intimidate people. That drew sharp rebukes
from Chisholm and special prosecutor
Francis Schmitz, who said Walkers offensive remarks would be proven patently false by case records that remain
under seal.
Schmitz, like other key John Doe players, is a Republican.
Paul Bucher, a former GOP Waukesha
County district attorney and two-time
past president of the Wisconsin District
Attorneys Association, calls the idea that
the John Doe prosecutors are politically
motivated absolute nonsense. Everything that happens is subject to judicial
approval, he says. Prosecutors are bound
by the law and by codes of ethics.
Youd never know that from the commentators, abetted by Walker, now portraying Wisconsins law enforcers as lawless.
Bill Lueders is the Money and Politics Project director at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (www.
WisconsinWatch.org). The center produces
the project in partnership with MapLight.
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Medford takes third at state Science Olympiad

Thursday, May
7, 2015
2, 2014

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by Reporter Mark Berglund

Medford Area Senior High finished third in the state
Science Olympiad at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as arch-rivals Menomonie and Madison West again
proved to be the top competition in the field.
Medford placed first in three events and placed in
the top three in five others to help the school score 170
points. The top schools held an edge in individual wins.
Some of the best news for Medford is the returning
talent for 2016. Of Medfords 13 event places at state,
only three have all-senior lineups. It should give the
team a good base to start from. There is lot of good talent coming back next year, Medford coach Brad Paff
said. Paff and Kristine Gingras share the coaching duties. The kids were excited. They were looking up the
events for next year to get an edge.
Paff said many of the events are adaptive, so the material and problems to be solved are up to date.
Like any good coach, Paff digs into the performance
statistics to find an edge. The organization posts graphs
from each event showing where a specific team finishes
in relation to all the others. He said those results show
Medfords top-performing students stand out in the
state. In the vast majority of events, you have to be
the expert to be the winner. Usually the top one or two
teams really nail it, he said.

Medford takes third

Medford Area Senior High took third place with its varsity team at the state Science Olympiad competition at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Varsity team members are (front row, l. to r.) Macy Bunkelman, Rebecca Held,
Douglas Schumacher, Madelyn Brost, Richard Colwell, Jay Czerniak, Alicia Rowland, (back) Allison Potocnik,
Wyatt Dohrwardt, co-captain Makenzie Gingras, co-captain Roman Alvarado, Dillon Brost and Ruben Alvarado.
Medford took three junior varsity teams to the competition and they produced individual success.
Paff said he sees the success of Science Olympiad
translating into the classroom. We have very confident
students, he said. Paff said one student found he was
making up a quiz after returning from state in an area
he studied in preparation for state. Some kids look at
it like its another class. Its like a ninth class for them,
Paff said. They will keep trying to fix a model for the
next competition. They might have 50 or 100 hours invested in an event.

Science Olympiad competitions introduce students

to many of Wisconsins university campuses. They are
getting exposed to college classrooms. UW-Milwaukee
had some enrichment activities along with the competition, so the students had a chance to listen to college
professors talk about a topic, Gingras said.
Medford also has a Science Olympiad team at the
middle school level. Gingras said the earlier program
is helping to develop younger students who can come in
and fill team positions because they know how it works
and they have an interest in Science Olympiad.

Strong performance
Dillon Brost and Roman Alvarado, preparing to make
their bungee drop, which finished second overall and
helped lock up the teams overall third place finish.

Missing boy found safe

by News Editor Brian Wilson
On April 29, at approximately 9:50 p.m. the Taylor
County Sheriffs Office Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1
report of a missing 11-year-old boy.
The initial report was that the boy had left his residence at N1127 Swallow Dr. in the town of little Black at
approximately 8:30 p.m. The boys bicycle was located
approximately one-half mile to the south of the residence on Swallow Dr. just prior to the time of the call to
the dispatch center.
Taylor County Sheriffs Office personnel responded
to the address and conducted an initial investigation.
Based on the information received from the adults at
that residence, and due to concerns regarding weather
conditions, requests for assistance were made to the
Loyal Police Department Canine Unit, Stetsonville Fire
Department, and Spirit Air Unit. An extensive search
took place and at approximately 1:25 a.m. on April 30,
the 11-year-old boy was located near W5368 Stetson Ave.
by members of the Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Company. According to Sheriff Bruce Daniels, the boy reported he had become lost and had walked on and off the
road during the time the search was being conducted.
He reported being cold but was uninjured,
The boy was transported to Aspirus Medford Hospital by the Taylor County Ambulance Service to assure
he was fine. He was later released to his parents.

Returning talent
Underclassmen Richard Colwell and Douglas Schumacher work on their fifth place finish in geologic mapping.

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Clear message

photos by Brian Wilson

Many of the walkers carried signs and balloons showing their support for autism awareness.

Autism awareness walk

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photo by Mark Berglund

Two of the main ingredients of a successful effort came together on Thursday as almost 300 community members
joined together on a nice spring night to bring awareness to autism in Taylor County. The walk, which looped from
the courthouse and along Main St. in Medford, completed a number of events at area schools and in the community.

City plan would tie permits to utility bills

by News Editor Brian Wilson
A proposal to have the plan commission help collect overdue utility bills in
the city of Medford was put on hold Monday evening.
The proposal came up during review
of the citys conditional use permit process. Under the citys zoning rules, different areas are designated for different
purposes with the goal of limiting conflicting uses. Each of the zones, such as
commercial, residential and industrial,
have a list of allowed activities, such as
running a business in a commercial district or having a home in a residential
district. There are also various uses,
such as running a home-based business
or in-home childcare center, which are
allowed provided the homeowner gets a
conditional use permit. The conditional
use permit allows the city to place conditions such as hours of operations or
address parking concerns. Awarding or
denying a conditional use permit rests
with the planning commission following a public hearing. The conditional use
permit process provides the city with
flexibility to deal with requests on a caseby-case basis.
City planner Bob Christensen asked
members of the planning commission to
consider adding another step to the permitting process to include a review of
the status of outstanding utility bills and
property taxes.
Christensen argued people who are
not current on their utility bills should
not be able to get anything extra such
as a permit to run a home-based business.
Member Tim Hansen expressed reservations about the idea, saying he didnt
think that was the commissions place.
The question was also raised if being
current on utility bills should be an ongoing requirement in conditional use. This
led to a discussion of how this would be
tracked and enforced. In addition, with
the recent changes in the states privacy
laws regarding access to utility payment
information, the question was raised if

the planning commission members are

even allowed to know if a property owner
is delinquent on utility bills.
Commission member Corey Nazer
said more information is needed, such as
what the definition of delinquent would
be for commission members to deny
someone a permit. Mayor Mike Wellner,
who chairs the planning commission,
agreed that more research and possibly
input from the citys attorney should
take place before they make a change.
The item was tabled to come back with
more information.
In other business, commission members:

Approved allowing Corlis and

Ardis Meier to have narrower than normal setbacks for their driveway apron.
The Meiers received a variance in 2005
to create a flagpole lot, a 28.8 foot wide
by 121 foot long strip connecting to a
31,182 square foot lot behind the existing
home. With the Taylor St. reconstruction, a driveway apron will be installed
on the narrow frontage lot. The city requires a 10-foot side-yard setback and a
minimum of a 12-foot driveway apron.
To accommodate this, the lot would have
to be 32 feet wide, this in not possible because of an adjacent building. Under the
plan approved Monday, they were given
permission to have a driveway apron up
to 16 feet wide centered on the narrow
lot. Christensen noted this was an issue
the city set up to happen years ago when
the variance was approved to create the
flagpole lot.

Reviewed preliminary plans for

the development of the Miller property
to the east of the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Hwy 64. The owner sold a
portion of the land on Bauer Dr. to the
state for a new DNR office in Medford.
The preliminary plans call for two 2-acre
lots and a third 20-acre lot to the east. A
planned 50-foot wide driveway off Bauer
Dr. would provide access to all three
parcels. The plan is in its preliminary
stage and was presented for input and
any concerns before detailed plans were
created. One area of concern noted was if

Unnamed road
A hydrant marks where a road will be built providing access to the new industrial
park area south of CTH O. The planning commission brainstormed names for the road
including Simek Drive, Mink Capital Drive and Meyer Drive among others. The city
council will take up the road name discussion next week.
the access driveway would ever become
a dedicated street. If this is a possibility,
Wellner said the road would have to be
made wider to meet the citys standards.
City street right-of-ways are usually 66
feet wide.

Decided to leave the citys billboard ban in place at least for now. Only
signs advertising what is going on at a
premise are allowed in the city. There
are a small number of other signs which
are allowed because they were in place
when the property was annexed. Christensen had suggested the city eliminate
the ban and allow the signs. However,
others felt it was better to handle them
on a case-by-case basis.

Discussed the status of signs

in the setback areas along roads. Christensen recommended changing the code
to allow the signs, but stated it is the
owners responsibility and cost to remove them without compensation if the

setback is to be used. He said this is what

was already being done in practice except
the mechanism the city was using was by
referring to all signs as temporary and
easily removed. He noted that given
the concrete bases and reader-boards of
many of the signs, they are not actually
easily removable.

Approved revisions to the citys

shoreland zoning codes. Last year the
city was told by the state it had to make
changes to the shoreland rules in order
to match state law. The citys ordinance
then had to go to Madison where the Department of Natural Resources was to review it. It sat on desks at the DNR as staff
changed and had never been formally
approved by the state until Christensen
called to ask about its status. Only then
did the state agency review the ordinance and suggest more changes. Those
changes were approved without discussion.

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Medford remembers 9-11 with tribute

by Reporter Mark Berglund
Medford area firefighters, a local business and students at the middle school
have worked together to build a tribute
to the firefighters lost during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on
Sept. 11, 2001.
After local firefighters donated time
resources to another department, they
received a piece of steel I beam from the
towers. Enerquip designed and cut the
stainless steel tribute top, which is in the
shape of a fire helmet and badge with the
number 343 for the number of firefighters
lost in the aftermath of the attacks. Medford Area Middle School students built
the base to hold the beam and helmet. It
is made of ash and pine, and the towers
are designed to the exact dimensions of
the towers, with the one on the left being
slightly shorter than its twin. The new
tribute is on display at the Joseph Pep
and Frances Simek fire hall in Medford.
Mike Radlinger and Dustin Freeman
of Enerquip, MAMS technology teacher
Scott Geisler and students Cade Alexander, Dillon Brandner, Kody Frischman,
Grace Geiger, Riley Kleist, Weston Leonhardt, Collin Nutting, Merideth Seidel,
Elijah Strebig, Alison Vanden Heuvel,
Monica Piller and George Hinderliter,
presented the elements of the tribute to
firefighters on Friday afternoon after the
students and base were delivered to the
fire hall on department vehicles.
MAMS social studies teacher Kevin
Wellman and Radlinger are members of
the fire department.

9-11 tribute presentation

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photo by Mark Berglund

Middle school students and representatives from Enerquip who helped complete the fire departments 9-11 tribute presented it
to the Medford Area Fire Department on Friday. (Below) Dustin Freeman (left) and Mike Radlinger of Enerquip hold the stainless
steel top piece of the tribute.

Walker signs farm

machinery update bill
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation applauds Governor Walkers signature of a bill that makes improvements to
laws that allowed farmers to legally operate their farm machinery on roadways.
Today, Governor Walker, behind the
legislative leadership of Senator Jerry
Petrowski and Representative Keith
Ripp, signed Assembly Bill 113 into law
and initiated the second phase of the
implements of husbandry law, said Jim
Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation president.
More than 20 tweaks were made in
this bill to improve upon the work we
accomplished with last years Wisconsin
Act 377. Over the last year farmers, farm
organizations and local government officials communicated with the bills
authors to address a number of issues.
This type of open communication and
cooperation culminated with todays bill
However, it is likely that our work
doesnt end here. As this law is implemented across the state, the Wisconsin
Farm Bureau Federation will continue
to reach out to farmers, farm organizations and others to offer information and
discuss issues regarding the operation
of overweight and over-length farm machinery on Wisconsin roads, Holte added. We are committed to taking any concerns back to Sen. Petrowski and Rep.
Ripp as these two gentlemen, along with
Governor Walker, have clearly demonstrated they want to work with us to
make Wisconsin agriculture stronger.
The bill makes more than 20 adjustments to the Implements of Husbandry
(IOH) law, including:

Clarifies in state statute that

IOH with rubber tracks can legally operate on Wisconsin roadways.

To alleviate the potential issuance of thousands of permits across the

state, it authorizes an IOH or (agricultural commercial motor vehicle) Ag-CMV
being legally operated with a permit to
cross any intersecting highway under
the jurisdiction of the maintaining authority that issued the permit.

Provides the same weight,

length, width and height limitations for
transporting IOH by trailer or semitrailer from farm-to-farm, from field-to-field,
or from farm-to-field to the same extent
as if the IOH were being operated on the

The special axle weight exemption given to Category B planting, tillage,

cultivating and harvesting IOH is also
given to Ag-CMVs that directly distribute feed to livestock, or directly apply
fertilizer, lime, spray or seeds, but not
manure, to a farm field.

Ag-CMVs that have the capability to directly apply manure to a field, but
are unable to due to field conditions, will
be able to park on a road and off-load the
manure to another piece of equipment
for application, and still retain Ag-CMV
Earlier this month the State Senate
and State Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 113.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the states largest general farm
organization, made up of 61 county farm
bureaus and representing agriculturists
and farms of every size, commodity and
management style.

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Clean Sweep makes a difference

photo by Aidan Ball

Kaitlyn Underwood tallies recycled TVs, monitors and other electronic devices
during the Taylor County Clean Sweep held on Saturday in Medford and Gilman. The
TV behind her shows many of the electronic parts the program hopes to keep out of
landfills. Recyclers can recover 99 percent of the materials from a TV if it is disposed
of with a licensed recycler.

Chamber of Commerce recognition banquet

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Person of the Year

Employee Excellence

Dave Fleegel gave an emotional

speech Saturday when accepting the
2015 Person of the Year award.

Susie Doberstein of Rural Mutual Insurance was nominated by a customer for

the Employee Excellence Award.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

photos by Brian Wilson

Lifetime Achievement

Clem Johnson was named the Lifetime Achievement winner. He is pictured with
his wife, Pat, in the Reo Fire Engine. He was a longtime firefighter and responder in
the community along with serving in his church, city government, and local boards.

Milestone awards
125 years

75 years

50 years

Ron Issacson and John Lange accepted the Milestone

Award for Nicolet Bank for 125 years of service in the
community. The bank has its roots as the State Bank of

Mary Henrichs, CEO, accepted the Milestone Award

for Peoples Choice Credit Union for 75 years of service
in the community.

Sarah Nuernberger accepted the Milestone Award for

the Taylor County Historical Society for 50 years of service in the community.

25 years

Billie Hartwig of Simek Recreation

Center received a Milestone Award for
25 years of service.

Marsha Nice of Boarders Inns & Suitesreceived a Milestone Award for 25 years
of service.

Michelle Sperl and Shelly Purdy of

Subway received a Milestone Award for
25 years of service.

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Angie Isaacson of Hickory Nutz Sausage received a Milestone Award for 25

years of service.

Middle school students share their Laws of Life
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eighth graders at Medford Area Middle School recently participated in a

Laws of Life essay contest sponsored
by the school district and the Medford
Kiwanis Club.
The contest is designed to make students think about principles they would
like to live by or Laws of Life. It features essays written for English classes.


Teachers help students think through

what might be important principles in
their lives and how they might explain
that principle. The essays are submitted
as a classroom assignment. The teachers
then do a preliminary judging of the essays, recommending 31 finalists. The finalists were then judged and ranked by
members of the Medford Kiwanis Club

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with the selection of the participation,

merit, honorable mention and top place
winner groups.
Middle school counselor Jackie Strick
coordinates the contest and awards ceremony to honor the finalists. Cash awards
were given out at the ceremony to the
top 15 finalists. All the finalists received
a $10 Chamber of Commerce gift certifi-

cate. The awards are funded by Taylor

Credit Union, Huotari Construction,
The Star News and Time Federal Savings Bank. Century 21 Dairyland Realty
North and Jensen, Scott, Grunewald and
Shiffler S.C. sponsored chamber certificates. Plaques were donated by Laser Art
and Engraving.

Angels on Earth
Hailey Willner, first place
Imagine never being able to speak.
Never being able to tell someone how
you feel. Keeping all of your emotions
and thoughts bottled up inside, bursting
to tell someone, anyone, anything. Being
trapped inside your own body, with no
way of escaping is like an internal prison. My sister has lived inside this prison
for her entire life.
My sister was diagnosed with a rare
neuro-genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome, that affects about 1 in
15,000 people. Angelman Syndrome is
caused from the loss of function from a
gene called UBE3A in chromosome 15.
Something so minuscule changed her
entire brain. She is unable to talk, unsteady balance, at risk for seizures, and
not able to use her hands productively
due to tremors and twitching. Because
of her lack of independence, she requires
constant assistance from her family. Despite all of these conditions, my sister is
always laughing and smiling.
I am five years younger than my sister, but sometimes I feel like the older
sibling. Im always the sibling who has
to be the bigger person, whether its fair
or not. My life has never been normal
like my friends lives. I could never get
sisterly advice from my sister. I couldnt
ask her for help when dealing with middle school issues like friends, boys, or
homework. My sister and I could never
play common childhood games like my
friends and their siblings did. The only

Participation winners

game we were able to play was hide and

seek; I would hide, and my sister would
come and find me. Even though it kept
her entertained, that game got very boring, very quickly. I have also realized
that I am growing up, and my sister
will never be able to do that. It was very
confusing for me when I was younger
knowing that I may have been physically
younger, but never emotionally. My sister will always be about three years old
cognitively. Most younger siblings love
the feeling of outsmarting their older siblings whenever they get the chance, but I
would give anything to help my sister advance in life. My biggest dream in life is

to one day hear my sister say the words,

I love you, sissy.
I am not going to lie and say that life
is a walk in the park for my family, because it isnt. Every day is a constant
struggle with new problems and situations. Crowds are hard, and holidays
are unbearable for my sister. She would
rather just stay home in her comfort zone
kicked back on the couch watching one
of her favorite movies. I sometimes feel
embarrassed with my sister, especially
when my family and I are out in public.
It never fails; my sister always manages
to draw unwanted attention to herself,
whether its one of her meltdowns, her
sitting on the floor and refusing to get
up, or her squealing or crying, which is
her attempt to communicate. The rude
stares, comments, and dirty looks she
receives from people make me angry. I
have heard so many hurtful comments
from people meant for my sister, from
Why is that big girl in a stroller, to
That girl is too old to be hanging on to
her mothers hand. The comments are
never-ending. Are these people so oblivious to the fact that my sister is clearly
different than them?
My sister has always been my biggest supporter. She squeals the loudest
at my dance shows, volleyball games,
and school play performances. She loves
watching me in action. I cant help but to
feel guilty that she is watching her little
sister accomplishing all of the things she

is unable to do without being the least bit

jealous. My sister gives the biggest hugs
and has a wonderful sense of humor.
She has the absolute best belly laughs,
although they can sometimes be at inappropriate times, like watching someone trip and fall in public. She also has
an amazing memory and never forgets a
face or something she loves.
As my mother always told me, It is
nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice. Say Hello to someone who is different than you. Smile and
wave to them or hold the door open for
them. Ask them how their day is going,
even if they cant answer you. It really
does mean a lot to that person and their
family. In my experience, even though
there are kind, compassionate people
who do speak kind words to my sister,
there are so many others that just walk
by and stare.
My sister has taught me exceptional
qualities and life lessons such as be kind,
accept everyone, patience is a virtue,
and compassion is key. She has taught
me that no matter how bad of a day Im
having, I need to stop and put myself in
her shoes for a while. I am amazed at the
valuable life lessons I have learned from
her and will continue to learn. If it wasnt
for my sister, I wouldnt be the person I
am today. She is truly a blessing in my
life and an angel on Earth.

photos by Brian Wilson

Participation award winners are (front row, l. to r.) Grace Kelley, Sarah Thums, Devin Balciar, Emma Paul, Megan Payne, Krista Gollhardt, (back) Tiaja Lee, Aaron Connelly,
Lauren Meyer, Grace Geiger, Garret Hill, Taylor Bryant and Aubrey Buskrud. Those not pictured include Ethan Marthaler, Maxwell Willman and Trevor Brehm.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Living with someone else

Starla Dohrwardt, second place
Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. A real parent is someone
who puts that child above their own selfish
needs and wants.
My siblings and I have been living with
my Aunt Rachel for a little over a year and
a half now. We are living with her because
my parents were not able to take good care
of us. Since I have lived with my Aunt Rachel, I have learned about what it is like to
have a real caring and loving family. She
has taught me a lot, such as how to take
good care of myself and make sure I go to
school. She also takes me on trips to places
like Wisconsin Dells. She makes sure that
I have the things I need and that I dont go
without. I also have an Uncle Jamie and
Aunt Becky who live across the road and
help us out a lot and teach us things like
riding horses and riding fourwheelers.
Before I came to my Aunt Rachels home, I didnt have such a good life. My parents
are good people but they needed to fix their own lives. That is where my other family
helps. Since I have lived with Aunt Rachel, I have realized just how truly blessed I
am. A lot of other children whose parents cant take care of them get put into foster
homes. I love my Aunt Rachel and my Uncle Jamie and Aunt Becky. I am happy to
know I have someone who loves me and will take care of me no matter what. This
has changed my life forever. I know now that my mom and dad will never be there
for me like I need them to be, but I have other people in my life who will. It broke my
heart realizing my mom and dad wont do the right things for me and my siblings. But
I have love in my heart because of my Aunt Rachel, Uncle Jamie and Aunt Becky. It
has helped me deal with my situation and to forgive my parents for what they cant do
for me or for themselves. Aunt Rachel taught me about unconditional love and that
has changed my life, which could be horrible, into a great experience.
I have learned a lot through this life experience. Ive learned that parents cant
always take care of their children and that you dont have to be a mom or dad to be a
parent. It can be an aunt, uncle, grandma, grandfather, or someone else. I also have
learned through these people how to take care of myself. I can pass on what my relatives have taught me and I can help take care of my younger siblings. I have a brother
and a sister who are nine and seven. I am their older sister and I take that responsibility seriously. I find that taking care of them is part of taking care of myself. I

have learned that family is important and lots of people love and care for me and my
siblings. Most importantly I have learned that people can make bad choices in life
and should try to be a better person by making good choices for themselves and their
children. I should be the best role model you can be!
I have learned to be a better person and take care of myself and do many things on
my own. I am thankful for having a good home and people who take care for me. It
took courage to be with someone different and to have a good life. I have changed a lot
over the three years I have been with Aunt Rachel. She taught me you should always
have proper manners and be thankful for a good life and home. Kids who dont have
a good home will be sad not to have people who are not there for them. I am blessed to
have a good home and people who care for me.
In the end, just be a better person. I have learned what it means to be a good role
model. Being there is more important than anything. I will be a good role model for
my siblings, my own children and for anyone in life that may need me! My role models have taught me that other people can step up and take the place of someone who
may be missing. I am lucky because I have someone who can be a great role model. Be that role model for someone in your life!

Merit award

Merit award winners are (l. to r.) Jobe Miller, Allison VandenHeuvel, Amy Abegglen, Hailey Kollmansberger and Josh Ryskoski.

A True Fighter
Parker Toth, fifth place
Wake up with determination. Go to
bed with satisfaction ~Anonymous
On March 17, 2011 it was a normal day
at school. All of my siblings were on the
bus and it was pretty gloomy and rainy.
When getting off the bus, I felt like this
day was going to be an amazing St. Patricks Day. When I walked into school,
everyone was so pumped about St. Patricks Day. I just had to show everyone
my shirt. After being a show off at
school, we were going to read to kindergartners. I loved reading to them. I remember going in there and just smiling
because I thought it was so much fun.
While reading, my teacher was told to
go to the office for a message. When my
teacher came back, he told me to go to the
office. I was very confused. I didnt have
an appointment to go to. Maybe I had one
and forgot. That was it! I just forgot to tell
my parents about my appointment! I didnt know what for though. I kept thinking
about what appointment I had to go to. While thinking, I got my stuff immediately.
I was still thinking about why I had to go. When I was waiting, I got really nervous.
I was nervous that we missed our appointment and then we would have to rush in.
Once I saw that familiar red truck, I was all ready to go. I went outside the office to
see my mom rushing in. She grabbed my arm and took me out of the school. I was so
confused. Were we really that late? I tried asking my mom what happened but she
didnt tell me anything. She just told me we have to go. When I got into the truck, I
saw my family in the truck, tear stained and puffy, red eyes. Was my family really
crying over an appointment? Then, it hit me. I must of not of had an appointment,
it must have been worse. Then, I realized that someone was missing. I counted my
family and someone was not in the truck. Then I figured it out. My brother was not
in the truck. I asked what happened. Someone finally told me that my brother had a
seizure. Now, my brother has epilepsy, so, I was used to him having seizures here
and there. Still, I got even more nervous. I started to cry because I was hoping he was
okay. When we arrived at the hospital, we were waiting. It felt like 5 hours of waiting.
When the doctor came in, she told us that my brother had a cardiac arrest and was
clinically dead for 22 minutes. Just to top it all off, he had to get his heart shocked 5
times. We were then later told that he had brain damage on the left side and he would
have to relearn basically a lot. But, thats not all. We were then told that he would be
in a coma. Even on his 16th birthday. When we were told that, it felt like the world
stopped turning. He was not going to be able to do anything. I couldnt see my brother.
Once we went home, I cried. I didnt know what to do. I was scared he would be a new
person and I hoped he would be okay. When he woke up two weeks later, he couldnt

remember anything. All he could remember was his family and pets. He was so confused. When I finally got to see him all I could do was smile at him. He would always
look at me and smile. I cried after seeing him because all he could do was smile. He
was so weak he had to be on a feeding tube and breathing tube. He tried to wave to us
but again, he was just too weak. It was saddening to me because of how weak he was.
To regain his strength, he went through therapy; physical, occupational, and speech.
He had to go to therapy every day. He was so devastated that he couldnt go to school.
He had to miss the majority of his junior year. He wanted to go to school instead of
therapy. After sixty-three days of being in the hospital he was able to come home. He
was so happy that he could come back home. There were some things at the hospital
that were happy like hearing that he can finally eat and breath on his own and some
things that were saddening like the doctors telling us that he still has to do therapy
that summer and that he might not be able to talk anymore. My brother regained his
strength and now, he doesnt have to go to therapy and he can do things on his own.
He can now do things that a lot of people would think is easy. Like getting dressed,
eating on his own, and he even went back for his senior year. He is now at the SOAR
program. I love hearing about his stories from school. He loves it.
I learned so much from this experience. The major thing that I learned was if you
work hard, you could accomplish something. In school, I try my best. Sometimes, it
gets me stressed and I quit working. Once I get calmed down, I stop working on it for
a long time and sometimes, I have to rush it in the morning. My brother always tells
me to take it slow, if you keep trying, you can do it. I play that saying in my head like a
broken record. Then, I think about what he did. The doctors told us that he would not
be able to walk or talk ever again. He finally could walk on his own and communicate
with other people. From doing hard work at therapy, he proved the doctors wrong.
I learned that if you actually do some work, you could accomplish something pretty
I think hard work plays a big role in my life and in other peoples lives. If you do
your best in something, like in school or in sports you could actually make someone
proud. My goal is to make my brother proud and I think I do because what I learned
from him is the greatest gift of all. I learned and watched a true fighter. Not someone who brings problems onto themselves but someone who has problems brought to
them and they say no and fight to continue. With hard work and that courage I have
learned that I can live my life and help others. After sixty-three days in the hospital
and years of therapy and hard-work my brother has helped me. There is absolutely no
reason why I shouldnt be able to help someone else.
My brother showed me what a true law of life is...the gift of fighting and learning and working and being better. No matter what. I hope that I can share that with
people that I meet every day. Even though I liked to help people before, like reading
to kindergartners or helping friends now I know it is what I am supposed to do. It is
what life is all about. That is something that will shape my life forever. I have my
brother to thank for that and I will never let him forget it! He is a true fighter and
has inspired me to try to be the same. I will always thank him for that and for all the
things he has brought into my life.

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Youre Never Alone

William Langel, fourth place

How does it feel when a parent dies?

A lot of people asked me that question
when I got back to school a week after my
mom died. I didnt want to tell them, because I thought it wasnt their business.
Eventually, the little toy robot inside me
was running out of battery power, so I
started lowering my defenses, and people
started to come through. At first, I just
quickly told them, It was the hardest
thing in the world. I didnt want to say it
out loud. I still wanted to keep to myself.
I still wanted people to mind their own
business. But the more people coming
in, the more people started to charge my
batteries; and the more batteries people
put in, the better charge they had. Eventually, I started leaking the details, and I
revealed, Its like you failed a test, and
the only question was: Do I help, or let
nature take its course... I always tried to
click the wrong answer and help, but the more I got wrong, the more my mom drifted
away. My mom was like a teddy bear to me. She would make me feel better when I
was sad. When my mom was diagnosed with liver disease, it was like a big, mean
dog ripped my teddy bear apart. It felt like I was the one who died as I snapped out of
reality and went into my own world. The world I went into was a dark, lifeless zone;
a dark force like that pushes people away. Im glad my spark of strength didnt expire
when things got rough.
January 1, 2013 1:33 a.m. I was getting a glass of water, because I was cooking in
my bed sheets. My dad was on the phone with my sister, and he sounded frantic.
When he got off the phone, he gently said, Son, you might want to sit down for this.
I was hoping he wasnt going to say what I feared he would. When I sat down, he
squeaked the words, Your mother has passed. I couldnt believe it. I dropped my
glass of water and just started to weep and weep. I cried for an hour until I finally
passed out from crying so much.
The next day my dad explained everything to me, so it would become more clear.
Being the eleven year old I was, I didnt want to listen to what he was saying, and I
screamed and cried and fussed. It hurt so much; I just wanted to wake up from this
bad dream. When it was time to go back to school my dad told me that I could stay
home for about five days. So we went to school and talked to the secretary to get an
excuse for why I was gone. The five days passed like time itself was a slug. But when
I went back, the questions came like rapid fire, Are you okay? How did it happen? over and over again. At that time I just wanted to scream, GO AWAY! My
dad eventually put me in counseling, because it wasnt getting any better. I needed
someone who understood me. It was a relief to know someone who I felt really cared
for me and would not just listen but who would also help me cope.
About a week after I got back to school, I had to go to my mothers funeral. It was
a Friday at 11:30 a.m. When we got there, it was an open casket, so that just wrecked
me. I stood there for the first thirty minutes crying as hard as I could. After that, my
moms friend dragged me away from the casket. She took me to a room filled with
cheese and crackers to give me a cassette tape my mom made me. She gently asked,
Would you like to listen to your moms last words to you? I was scared and shaking, but I said, Yes. I could feel someone turning up my water valves; and right
when I started hearing the cassette tape playing, I just lost the wheel. I remember
the cassette tape saying, I remember the time we went to the Mill Pond to feed the
ducks. I think we should go to Asian Buffet to get some Chinese food. Im sorry I cant
stay around for much longer. Im sorry Im not going to be there for you anymore. I
love you so much After the cassette, my sister and I just hugged each other. When
that was finished, I was hungry, so I did what anyone in a room filled with cheese and
crackers would do and released the beast. I ate and ate and ate; I probably chowed
down five whole platters until I was done.
The weekend after the funeral was the most difficult and slowest time of my life, I
couldnt even get up for breakfast (and it was my favorite food in the world, bacon).
Monday rolled around and right when I got off the bus, everyone started asking are
you okay? At the time, I was like a zombie, so I could only speak in grunts. Everything eventually went back to the regular style except when someone brought up
their mom, because they forgot about me; and when that happened, I let the demon
roar. Then I had to be sent down to the student counselors office as I tried to wipe
tears away from my eyes, but no matter how hard I wiped more would come. When
I got there, she would ask what was wrong, because she didnt know what happened
yet. So I told her everything that I was willing to say, maybe even more. When that
was done I would drink as much water as I could and then off I went to class.
The memories I have are still strong, even though it was two years ago when she
died. One of the memories I have of her was when she made me call her right when I
got to school to make sure I was okay. I also was able to convince her to get Charter,
so we could watch Burn Notice and NCIS together. At the time, I wasnt a big fan, but
she got me hooked. When she got home in the morning, she would take me to school.
I also remember when my mom and I snuck my guinea pig into our apartment and
was able to avoid the pet fee. On Friday, we would always watch the Burn Notice
marathon late at night, and make at least two bowls of popcorn, but on special occasions three bowls. When it was really warm out, we would go to our neighbors
apartment and have the best burgers ever. Without these memories I dont know
what would happen to me.
Till this day I still cry about my mom, asking God why he took away my mom;
and there is never an answer. I now feel like myself, like Im beating the game of
life. I may have lost a few lives, but as long as Im still dodging obstacles, jumping
on enemies and crushing them, I know that I will beat the level and eventually beat
the final boss (life). Just remember to always keep the castle doors open because it
is always nice to have a player two there to help me out and get me through this all.
People will always want to help me, and now Ill lay out the red carpet for them with
homemade cookies.

Honorable mention

Honorable mention winners include (l. to r.) Charles Branstetter, Hunter Hildebrandt, Leah Leonard, Collin Nutting and Kalee Rudolph.

The baby with the golden smile

Izaak Hansen, third place
My little brother Alek and I were playing with my Transformers when our parents called for us. They were in the kitchen. They told us that we have a baby on
the way. That should be good news but
we had a lot of other things going on that
werent that good.
In the months that Mom was pregnant
with the baby, our house burnt down.
We lost everything. We lost our clothes,
our beds, our toys, my brothers dog and
the house. We had to stay at the AmericInn for three days. We got an apartment on Main Street and it was nothing
like our house. I had a mattress on the
floor that was way smaller than my old
room. There was one door or windows
and I was right by the kitchen. A good
thing was that I could smell pancakes
when my mom made them. But it was
not our house.
I was in a really bad mood. We didnt have a house, we didnt have our stuff and we
had a forgetful landlady who even locked us out once. School was getting harder for
me...it was around second grade and I felt miserable as my grades started getting lower
and the school kept testing me. For my mom, she had to go to work, pick us up at three,
take us to the apartment, and go back to work daily while she was pregnant. My dad
was on the road from Monday through Friday and so my mom had to do everything. I
would help with Alek. People had given us things so we had Transformer puzzles and
we had an old Atari and TV that the people before us had left in the apartment. Alek
and I did the best we could and I helped even though I was eight years old. My grandma
Marge would come over and watch us and it felt nice to have my grandmother in our
new temporary home.
May 9, 2009 at 12:00 a.m Mom and Dad went to the hospital. Rylan was on the way
into the world so my little brother Alek and I stayed at our grandparents house until
our dad came and picked us up at 2:00 a.m and took us home. The next day after school
I was still in a bad mood until I saw him, the little baby laying there and I was the third
one to hold him. Then it happened, he smiled, I know everyone smiles but this was different when Rylan smiled it lit up my world. Now five and a half years later Rylan and
I are very close.
Rylan even made me smile when my dog Kita died. I was really in a well lets
just say, I was ready to end it all with the pain I was in. Rylan was there for me. He
snuggled and kissed my hand. Rylan is my light in a dark tunnel. Hes been there for
me. I learned to take care and love my little brother even more. I have been doing this
for the first five almost six years of his life and Ill continue to be there for my little
man. So he never feels the way I felt when my dog died and our house burned down.
I thanked Rylan 100 times over because when Kita died Rylan became my soul and
guided me back to earth. What I mean is that I was in a funk and Rylan helped me save
myself. That little man is my hero and my greatest best friend. You know now when I
think about it, I think Rylan thinks Im his hero, but hes wrong. Rylan is and always
will be number one in my life and my brother Alek is number two. I dont know why I
think the way I do, but this is one thing Im sure about, Rylan is the real hero in my life
not anyone else. Now I know what youre probably thinking, what about your parents
or someone else?, but no its my baby brother. I will always love him with all my heart
and if I edit this Im making sure this part is in it. If I read this to Rylan, I hope he will
remember that when I die, Ill die happy. I know I have two great brothers. This is my
story. Thanks Rylan for being there for me.
What I learned is no matter what kind of a funk you are in something can always
help you or in my case love you with all his/her heart. Never forget that family really
loves you. If Rylan wasnt born I might not even be here. I am happy for my family but
Im psyched for my baby brother and closest friend. I love him very much for how he
helped me. Rylans smile doesnt just affect me but lots of people. Its both funny and
cute. So if youre in a bad mood, then come to the elementary school in Medford, Wis.
and meet the baby with The Golden Smile. Trust me it works. Its very nice and honorable for everything he did for me and others in my family. Rylan might be small in size,
but hes big in heart.
There is one thing I should tell about Rylans smile. It belongs to a child with Downs
Syndrome. I didnt tell you until now because it doesnt change anything.
I love you Rylan and I always will!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taylor County sees increase in foreign-born residents

by Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo
Like most of the United States, Taylor
County saw an increase in the number of
foreign-born residents over the last decade.
From 2000 to 2012, the number of Taylor County residents who were born in a
foreign country grew by 77 people to an
estimated 248, according to U.S. Census
The percentage of county residents
who are foreign born also increased
slightly during the period, from 0.9 percent to an estimated 1.2 percent.
The findings could be important locally because a new study by the Daily
Yonder indicates rural counties with a
higher percentage of immigrants are doing better economically.
The study looked at the nations 1,966
nonmetropolitan counties, including
Taylor County. Nonmetropolitan, or ru-

ral, counties have no cities of 50,000 or

more residents and dont have strong
economic ties to a county that does.
The research showed counties with
a higher percentage of their population
born in foreign countries generally had
a higher per capita market income and
more jobs. These same counties also tended to have lower rates of unemployment
and better poverty levels than counties
with a smaller proportion of immigrants.
In Taylor County, the economic results declined throughout the period of
the study.
Total employment fell by 4 percent
to an estimated 11,791 full- and part-time
Unemployment rose by 4.1 percentage points to 7.8 percent.
The percentage of people living below the federal poverty line grew from 9.5
in 2000 to an estimated 15.5 in 2012.
The countys overall 2012 population

estimate was 20,600, an increase of 4.8

percent over the past decade.
The connection between more immigrants and better economic performance
did not surprise James H. Johnson Jr.,
a University of North Carolina business
professor who has researched the economic impact of immigration.
What people dont understand is that
immigration is a selective process, he
said. Immigrants tend to be younger and
healthier than the general population, he
said. They are risk takers by definition.
For them, the glass is always half full.
But the demographic change can be
challenging for smaller communities,
said Daniel T. Lichter at the Cornell University Population Center.
Whether communities take advantage of the potential of immigrant communities to improve the local economy
depends on local leadership and how well
they respond to immigrant populations,

he said.
The study is based on the 2000 U.S.
Census and five-year American Community Survey data from 2012, the last year
available when the study was conducted.
The survey data is an estimate and has a
margin of error that varies with county
More details on the study are available at www.dailyyonder.com/immigration2015.
Tim Marema is editor of the news site
DailyYonder.com. Roberto Gallardo,
Ph.D., is a Daily Yonder researcher and
an associate extension professor at the
Mississippi State University. The Daily
Yonder (www.dailyyonder.com) is published by the Center for Rural Strategies,
a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
based in Whitesburg, Ky.

Unpaid internships are common, but are they legal?

By Katie Loehrke, editor, J. J. Keller &
Associates, Inc.
More than 1 million Americans a year
work as interns. Some of these work opportunities occur solely during the summer months, while others are more openended in terms of calendar and duration.
Surveys show approximately one-half
of all interns are unpaid, but many of
these unpaid workers likely should be receiving compensation. Do you and your
company know the rules on when internships must be paid?
The workers are willing, but are
you able?
Many companies take advantage of
an influx of new college graduates into
the job market each summer by offering
summer internships. Recent grads may
not immediately find spots in their careers of choice, and may be clamoring for
work experience. In exchange for a leg up
in the job market, these relatively inexperienced workers might be willing to do
any work, for any number of hours. They
may also be willing to work for any kind
of pay, or even no pay at all. But should
you let them?

Regardless of whether or not theyre

willing to work for free, interns whose
work benefits your organization must be
paid at least minimum wage for the time
they put in. That is spelled out in the Fair
Labor Standards Act, which is enforced
by the U.S. Department of Labor. In order to be unpaid, an intern must receive
training from your organization that
benefits the student and is similar to the
training he or she would find in a vocational school. However, that training
cannot advance your companys interests.
For instance, you might help an intern
develop the skills to sort and route mail
at your company, but if the individual
is performing the tasks that a regular
employee would normally perform, the
intern must be paid. While an unpaid intern could work with another employee
to learn a process, the intern may not actually perform the employees job.
As you can see, the standard to be unpaid is really quite high. In addition to
not benefiting from an unpaid interns
work, the company might actually have
normal business operations hampered
by the interns presence.

In the case that you might actually

have an unpaid intern whose work does
not benefit the company at all, the intern
must understand he or she is not entitled
to wages. He or she must also not be guaranteed a job at the end of the internship.
If the employee was entitled to a job, the
training he or she received would be considered a benefit to the company, and the
internship could not be unpaid.
Not free, but still valuable.
While its possible for a company to
have an unpaid intern (legally, that is),
its not likely, but that doesnt mean
interns cant be beneficial. Savvy businesses can still use interns as extra help
at a low cost, and internships give you a
chance to get to know an individual for a
particular period of time.
While the hourly cost of interns can be
small, remember their contributions to
your company dont have to be. Instead
of assigning menial tasks to interns and

keeping them separate from your real

employees, give them actual work, complete with challenges and opportunities
for problem solving.
Your regular employees crave a sense
of belonging and appreciation in addition to opportunities to grow and be challenged on a daily basis, and interns are
no different. Treating them as you would
other employees gives them a true taste
of a career with your company. Even
though youll probably need to pay them
for their work as interns, your work with
them now could translate into an investment in your companys future.
Katie Loehrke is a human resources
subject matter expert and editor with J.
J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a nationally
recognized compliance resource firm. She
is the editor of J. J. Kellers Employment
Law Today newsletter and Employment
Law Essentials manual.

Smart ways to spend your tax refund

An estimated 80 percent of U.S. tax
filers received a federal refund in 2015.
With the average refund totaling just
over $3,000, thats a lot of money flowing
back into consumers pockets. Not everyone spends that influx of cash wisely,
though. Here are a few ways you can put
your refund to good use:
Create or grow your emergency
fund According to a recent consumer
survey, 34 percent of Americans do not
have an emergency fund. As a result,
they have no way to pay for unexpected
expenses. An adequate emergency fund
should consist of at least three months
worth of all fixed expenses, like mortgage/rent, utilities, food, etc. Use your
refund windfall to bolster an existing
emergency fund or open an interest-bearing savings account to create a new one.
Save for retirement Pay yourself
first by putting your refund towards your
retirement. If youre not already maxing
out a 401(k) that includes an employer
match, youre leaving free money on the
table. If your employer doesnt offer a retirement plan or youre already contributing, consider opening an IRA account
to bolster your retirement savings. Its a
good idea to consult with an investment
advisor, first, to make sure you wont in-

cur penalties with your contributions.

Pay off lingering debt If your
current debt payments (excluding your
mortgage) take up more than 20 percent
of your monthly income, receiving a tax
refund is a good opportunity to make a
significant dent in your debt by making
payments to the highest-interest balance
first, typically credit card debt. Its also
an opportunity to make headway on student loans or medical bills.
Check something off your Someday list Everyone has a someday
list. You know: someday Ill start a college fund for my children, someday Ill
hire a lawyer to write my will, someday Ill buy a safe for my home, etc. Getting a tax refund is the perfect opportunity to check one or more of those items off
your list without impacting your usual
cash flow.
Whatever investment you choose to
make with your tax refund, be sure it will
provide you long-lasting value. While its
tempting to use that extra cash to purchase a new TV or go on vacation, a more
patient approach will give you more satisfaction in the long-run.

Cans for a Cause

The Cans for a Cause contest will again be part of the Taylor County Fair this year.
The contest is an opportunity for area businesses/organizations to work together,
have fun, show off their creativity, and help those in need in our community.
All the food used in the can sculptures will be donated to Taylor County food pantries at the conclusion of the fair. Last year over 3,600 cans/food items were donated
to area pantries.
Any business, organization, or individual is welcome to create a can sculpture
to display at the 2015 Taylor County Fair from July 23-26. Those wishing to enter a
sculpture should complete an entry form and return it to Mike Lindau at mdlindau@
yahoo.com or via mail to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 321 N. Park Ave., Medford, WI

Bids Wanted-Blacktop Patching

Town of Chelsea
The Town of Chelsea is accepting bids for blacktop
patching within the town. Please contact Chairman Claire
Frischman (715) 748-4055 to view the roads where this is
needed. Bids will be opened at the monthly board meeting
on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chelsea
Town Hall. Successful bidder must furnish town with certificate of insurance. The Town of Chelsea reserves the right
to reject any or all bids. Please mark as Sealed Bid and
mail to Gail Mildbrand, Town Clerk, at W5339 Whittlesey
Ave., Medford, WI 54451 or Claire Frischman at W5917
Alfalfa Ave., Medford, WI 54451.

(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)


Backhoe Bids Wanted

Town of Grover
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Grover
is seeking sealed bids for the following.
The Town of Grover is seeking sealed bids for backhoe work, ditching and disposal of removed material and
culvert installation of replaced culverts. Work to be performed with a 60 flat bottom bucket. State size of machine and hourly rate. Bids to include hourly rate for dump
truck, size 10 or 14 yard. A Certificate of Insurance must
be included with bid. Mark the envelope Sealed Backhoe
Bid. Send bid with Certificate of Insurance by May 11,
2015. The Grover Town Board reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids. Bids will be opened at the town
board meeting on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Town of
Grove Town Hall, N4905 County Rd M, Medford.
Mail sealed bids to:
Mary Quante
Town of Grover Clerk
W11260 State Highway 64
Withee, WI 54498
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)



Notice of the Board of Review

for the Town of Jump River
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review
for the Town of Jump River of Taylor County shall hold its
meeting on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Jump River Community Center.
Please be advised of the following requirements to
appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board
of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of the real or personal
property, if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the assessor to view such
After the meeting of the Board of Review and before
the Boards final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or
provide information to a member of the Board about the
persons objection except at a session of the Board.
No person may appear before the Board of Review,
testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount
of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the
first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the
objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the
person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice
of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before
the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and
showing good cause for failure to meet the 45 hour notice
requirement and files a written objection, that the person
provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notices as
to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board
members and, if so , which member will be removed and
the persons reasonable estimate of the length of time that
the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the persons estimate of the
value of the land and of the improvement that are the subject of the persons objection and specify the information
that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or
disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a
physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness
or disability. No other person may testify by telephone.
Open Book will be held on May 23, 2015 from 10
a.m. to 12 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Town of Jump River
Denise Webster, Clerk
(1st ins. May 7, 2nd ins. May 14)


Thursday, May 7, 2015


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Gravel Bids Wanted

Town of Grover

Residents of Village of Rib Lake

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Grover

is seeking sealed bids for the following.
500 yards, more or less, of pit run
500 yards, more or less, of 3 minus breaker run
6,000 yards, more or less, of crushed gravel 5/8
To be delivered anywhere within the Town of Grover
June 15, 2015 and August 31, 2015. Certificate of Insurance is required to be filed with bid. Send sealed bid with
Certificates of Insurance by May 11, 2015 to the town
clerk. Mark the envelope Sealed Gravel Bid. Price quoted town for gravel is available to all town residents, town
residents to make payment arrangements with supplier.
The Grover Town Board reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids. Bids to be opened at the town board
meeting on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Grover Town Hall, N4905 County Rd M, Medford.
Mail sealed bids to:
Mary Quante
Town of Grover Clerk
W11260 State Highway 64
Withee, WI 54498

The Village of Rib Lake is sponsoring a spring cleanup of large non-recyclable items such as mattresses and
couches, etc. beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2015 through
Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Do not put out construction materials, computers, TVs
or any appliances that are accepted at the Recycling Center such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, hot
water heaters, stoves, etc. These items will be left at
the curb.
Any questions, please call Jerry at 715-905-1030.
Items should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on
those dates.
Village of Rib Lake

(1st ins. April 30,, 2nd ins. May 7)



Notice of the Board of Review

for the Town of Grover
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review
for the Town of Grover, Taylor County, shall hold its Board
of Review meeting on the 2nd day of June, 2015 6:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Grover Town Hall, N4905 County
Rd M, Medford.
General Outline of Assessment Review
and Appeal Procedures
Notice is given that the assessment roll for the Town
of Grover is open for inspection on May 26, 2015 at the
Grover Town Hall. The Assessor for the Town of Grover
will be present on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. for the Open Book.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review will be held on June 2, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. at the Grover Town Hall, N4905 County Rd
M, Medford.
Please be advised of the following Statutory requirements to appear before the Board of Review and the procedural requirements if appearing before the board.
Wis. Stats. 70.47(7)(aa) - No person shall be allowed
to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the
Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has
refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of
the Assessor to view such property.
Wis. Stats. 70.47(7)(ac) - After the first meeting of the
Board of Review and before the Boards final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the
Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a
member of the Board about that persons objection except
at a session of the Board.
Wis. Stats. 70.47(7)(ad) - No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone
or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least
48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least
48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is
allowed {under sub. (3)(a)} because the person has been
granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file
a written objection by appearing before the Board during
the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause
for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files
a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk
of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person
will ask for removal of any Board members under sub.
(6m)(a) and, if so, which member will be removed and the
persons reasonable estimate of the length of time that the
hearing will take.
Wis. Stats. 70.47(7)(ae) - When appearing before the
Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the
persons estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the persons objection
and specify the information that the person used to arrive
at that estimate.
Wis. Stats. 70.47(8) - The Board shall hear upon oath,
by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the
Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that
confirms their illness or disability. No other person may
testify by telephone.
Mary Quante
Town of Grover Clerk





Town of Westboro
Notice of Open Book and
Board of Review
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Westboros Assessment Roll for the 2015 assessment year will
be open for examination on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the
Community Center, N8855 Second Street, from 4:00
p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment; how to file an objection; and board of review
procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review shall hold its meeting on:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Community Center, N8855 Second Street
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
No person shall be allowed to appear before the
Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to
contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal
property if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.
After the first meeting of the board of review and
before the boards final adjournment, no person who
is scheduled to appear before the board of review may
contact, or provide information to a member of the board
about that persons objection except at a session of the
No person may appear before the board of review,
testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount
of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the
first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the
objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the
person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice
of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the board during the first two hours of the meeting
and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour
notice requirement and files a written objection, that the
person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice
as to whether the person will ask for removal of any board
members and if so, which member will be removed and
the persons reasonable estimate of the length of time that
the hearing will take.
When appearing before the board of review, the person shall specify, in writing, the persons estimate of the
value of the land and of the improvements that are the
subject of the persons objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
No person may appear before the board of review,
testify to the board or by telephone, or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the
objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income
and expenses, as specified in the assessors manual under s. 73.03(2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests.
The Town of Westboro has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that
is provided to the assessor under this paragraph, which
provides exceptions for persons using information in the
discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their
office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that
is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and
copying under s. 19.35(1) Wis. Stats.
The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill
or disabled persons who represent to the board a letter
from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms
their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by
Joyce Peterson, Town Clerk



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Request for Proposals

The Taylor County Highway Department requests proposals for replacement of roofing on:
40 X 60 Sand Storage Building
60 x 80 Salt Storage Building
Both buildings are located at W14343 Babit Avenue,
Gilman WI 54433.
Proposals should contain:
Bid for Steel Roofing
Bid for Shingles
Cost of disposal for removal of old shingles
Warranty provided
Additional information is available from Fred Ebert at
(715) 560-0568.
Proposals should be sent to Taylor County Highway
Department, 209 North 8th Street, PO Box 89, Medford,
Taylor County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any or all proposals, and to waive
any technicalities in any proposal as deemed most advantageous to Taylor County.
Proposals must be received no later than 11:00 a.m.
on May 12, 2015.
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)



Town of Chelsea
Open Book and Board of Review
An Open Book will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Chelsea Town Hall. The
assessor will be present at these times to discuss your assessment with you, and the assessment roll will be open
for inspection.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review
of the Town of Chelsea of Taylor County will meet on the
14th day of May 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the
Chelsea Town Hall.
Please be advised of the following requirements to
appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board.
No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board
of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal
property if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such
Before the Boards final adjournment, no person who
is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may
contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board
about the persons objection except at a session of the
No person may appear before the Board of Review,
testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of
assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the Board of
Review meets or at least 48 hours before the objection is
heard if the objection is allowed because the person has
been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to
file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good
cause for failure to meet the 48-hour requirement and files
a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of
the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will
ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which
member will be removed and the persons reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board, the person shall
specify, in writing, the persons estimate of the value of
the land and of the improvements that are the subject of
the persons objection and specify the information that the
person used to arrive at that estimate.
No person may appear before the Board of Review,
testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a
valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or
the Objector using the income method; unless the person
supplies the Assessor all of the information about income
and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec.
73.03(2a) that the Assessor requests. The Town of Chelsea has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information
about income and expenses that is provided to Assessor
under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed
by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court.
The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject
to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35(1)
of Wis. Statutes.
The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or
disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a
physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness
or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.
Respectfully submitted,
Town of Chelsea
Gail Mildbrand, Clerk

(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)


Case No. 10CV13
Fidelity National Bank
-vMere Image, LTD.; John R.
Hebert; Leslie D. Hebert; City
of Medford; Advanceme, Inc.,
D/B/A Sound Garden and United
States of America Department of
the Treasury Internal Revenue
by virtue of a second amended
judgment of foreclosure entered
on April 9, 2015, in the amount
of $31,743.26, the Sheriff or his
assignee will sell the described
premises at public auction as
2015, at 9:30 a.m.
TERMS: Pursuant to said
judgment, 10% of the successful
bid must be paid to the Clerk of
Courts Office at the time of the
sale in cash, cashiers check,
money order, or certified funds,
payable to the Clerk of Courts
office. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted.
The balance of the successful
bid must be paid to the Clerk of
Courts office in cash, cashiers
check, money order, or certified
funds, no later than ten days
after the courts confirmation of
the sale or else the 10% down
payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is,
is not available for viewing, and
subject to all liens, encumbrances, and unpaid real estate taxes.
Taylor County
Courthouse, Ground Floor Lobby, 224 S. Second Street, Medford, Wisconsin.


Half (N1/2) of Lot A, Block A,
McCartney and Whelens Addition to the City of Medford, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
Main Street, Medford, WI 54451
ATTORNEY: Jensen, Scott,
Grunewald & Shiffler, S.C., Attorney Michael D. Shiffler, 128
W. Division St., P.O. Box 426,
Medford, WI 54451; phone 715748-2211.
Dated: April 14, 2015
/s/ Bruce A. Daniels
Bruce A. Daniels
Taylor County Sheriff
Attorney Michael D. Shiffler
Jensen, Scott, Grunewald
& Shiffler, S.C.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff
128 W. Division Street, P.O.
Box 426
Medford, WI 54451
This is an effort to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
This communication is from a
debt collector.
Sales are subject to cancellation at any time without
(1st ins. April 23,
3rd ins. May 7)


Case No. 15-IN-05
In the Matter of the Estate of
Mary J. Taylor.
D.O.B.: June 25, 1925
1. An application for informal
administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of
birth of June 25, 1925 and date

Notice of the Board of Review

for the Town of McKinley
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review
for the Town of McKinley of Taylor County shall hold its
meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. at the McKinley Town Hall.
Open Book will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McKinley Town Hall.
Be advised of the following requirements to appear
before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:
No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board
of Review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal
property, if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the assessor to view such
After the meeting of the Board of Review and before
the boards final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or
provide information to a member of the Board about the
persons objection except at a session of the Board.
No person may appear before the Board of Review, to
testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount
of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first
meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person
has been a waiver of the 48 hour notice of an intent to file
a written objection by appearing before the Board during
the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause
for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and files
a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk
of the Board of Review notices as to whether the person
will ask for removal of any Board member and, if so, which
member will be removed and the persons reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the persons estimate of the
value of the land and of the improvements that are the
subject of the persons objection and specify the information the person used to arrive at that estimate.
The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or
disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a
physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness
or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.
Submitted by:
Town of McKinley
Lynne Lund, Town Clerk
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)


Thursday, May 7, 2015

of death of February 7, 2015,
was domiciled in Taylor County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N9351 Spirit
Lake Rd., Rib Lake, WI 54470.
3. All interested persons
waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a
claim against the decedents estate is July 20, 2015.
5. A claim may be filed at
the Taylor County Courthouse,
Room 2101, Medford, Wisconsin.
/s/ Lindsay Rothmeier
Lindsay Rothmeier, Probate
Date: April 17, 2015
Ruthann L. Koch
State Bar No. 1094396
PO Box 512
Medford, WI 54451
Telephone: 715-748-9888
(1st ins. April 23,
3rd ins. May 7)



(Informal Administration)
Case No. 15-IN-08
In the Matter of the Estate of
Arthur Jari, Decedent.
An application has been filed
for informal administration of the
estate of the decedent, whose
date of birth was July 23, 1933
and date of death was February
19, 2015. The decedent died domiciled in Taylor County, State
of Wisconsin, with a post office
address of N2722 Cty Hwy C,
Medford, WI 54451.
Please take notice that:
1. The application will be
heard at the Taylor County
Courthouse, Medford, Wisconsin, before Lindsay Rothmeier,
Probate Registrar, on May
15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. or when
scheduled thereafter.
You need not appear unless
you object. The application
may be granted if no objection
is made.

2. Creditors claims must be

filed with the probate registrar
on or before July 24, 2015.
3. Publication of this notice
shall constitute notice to any
persons whose names or addresses are unknown.
/s/ Lindsay Rothmeier
Lindsay, Rothmeier, Probate
Date: April 16, 2015
Gene G. Krug
205 S. Second St.
Medford, WI 54451
(715) 748-2273
(1st ins. April 23,
3rd ins. May 7)


Case No. 15-IN-7
In the Matter of the Estate of
James Walter Hoffmann
D.O.D.: January 2, 2015
1. An application for informal
administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of
birth of March 15, 1945 and date
of death of January 2, 2015,
was domiciled in Taylor County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W9342 County
Line Road, Owen, WI 54460.
3. All interested persons
waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a
claim against the decedents estate is July 24, 2015.
5. A claim may be filed at the
Taylor County Courthouse, 224
South Second Street, Medford,
/s/ Lindsay N. Rothmeier
Lindsay N. Rothmeier, Probate Registrar
Date: April 16, 2015
Attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth
State Bar No. 1025677
P.O. Box 416
Owen, WI 54460-0416
Telephone: (715) 229-2284
(1st ins. April 23,
3rd ins. May 7)


Crack Fill Bids Wanted

Town of Westboro
The Town of Westboro is accepting sealed bids for
crack filling. Please contact Jeff Peterson at 715-4939818 weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to get
list of roads to be crack filled with proper specifications.
Bids will be opened on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 6
p.m. at the Community Center located at N8855 Second
Street. The Town of Westboro reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids in the best interest of the town. A
Certificate of Insurance must accompany all bids.
Mail or deliver sealed bids to Town Clerk, N8855 Second Street, PO Box 127, Westboro, WI 54490 until 5:00
p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Joyce Peterson, Town Clerk
(1st ins. May 7, 2nd ins. May 14)



Town of McKinley, Taylor County

Blacktop Bids Wanted
The Town of McKinley, Taylor County, is accepting
sealed bids (envelope marked bid enclosed) for the application of asphalt, travel lane width 22, 4 on 1,059 and
22, 4 on 263 to complete the intersection of Spur Road
and Sunnyside Road to be applied in two layers. Also to
wedge approximately one-half mile of Sunnyside Road
beginning just north of the intersection of Sunnyside Road
with Spur Road heading north just past Sunset Lane.
Construction completion date of August 31, 2015.
Please contact Robert Hindal, Town Chairman, for additional information if needed. Telephone 714-452-5652.
Bids to be submitted no later than Monday, May 11,
2015, 5:00 p.m. to Lynne Lund, Town Clerk, W16516
Old 194, Sheldon, WI 54766. Bids will be opened at the
town board meeting Monday, May 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.,
McKinley Town Hall, Bridge Drive, Jump River, WI.
The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids submitted.
Lynne Lund, Clerk
Town of McKinley, Taylor County
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. April 7)



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Application for
Liquor License
d/b/a Gilman Market, Laura
Hendricks, Agent, makes application to the Village of Gilman for a Class A Combination
Beverage License for the period
ending June 30, 2016, at the following location: 235 East Main
Street, Ways Plat, Block 10,
Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12, Gilman,
WI 54433. Candice Grunseth,
Village Clerk

Application for
Liquor License
PIRATES COVE OF GILMAN, INC., d/b/a/ Pirates Cover
Sports Bar and Grill, David Burg,
Agent, makes application to the
Village Board of the Village of
Gilman for a Class B Combination License for the period ending June 30, 2016, at the following location: 270 East Main
Street, Ways Plat, Block 19, Lots
4-6, Gilman, WI 54433. Candice Grunseth, Village Clerk

Application for
Liquor License
LLC, James L. Brost, Agent,
makes application to the Village
of Gilman for a Class A Combination Beverage License for the
period ending June 30, 2016, at
the following location: 180 East
Main Street, Ways Plat, Block
20, Lots 1, 2 and 3, Gilman, WI
54433. Candice Grunseth,
Village Clerk
Application for
Liquor License
d/b/a Corner Store #4, Ronald
McGill, Agent, makes application to the Village of Gilman for
a Class A Combination License
for the period ending June 30,
2016, at the following location:
485 East Main Street, Ways
Plat, Block 12, Lots 13-18, Gilman, WI 54433. Candice
Grunseth, Village Clerk


City of Medford
Application for
Class A/B Beer/Liquor
Asian Buffet, Fu Hua Lu, Agent,
makes application to the Common Council of the City of Medford for a Class B Beer License
for the period beginning July 1,
2015 and ending June 30, 2016
at 338 South Eighth Street.
Virginia Brost, City Clerk.
City of Medford
Application for
Class A/B Beer/Liquor
d/b/a The Sports Page Bowl
& Grill, Timothy Hansen, New
Agent, makes application to the
Common Council of the City of
Medford for a Class B Beer/Liquor License for the period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending
June 30, 2016, at 1174 West
Broadway Avenue. Virginia
Brost, City Clerk.

Application for
Liquor License
THEODORE W. GOODRICH, 1249 Kennedy St., Rib
Lake, WI 54470, on behalf of the
Westboro Baseball Club (Westboro Trojans) makes application
to the Town Board of Westboro
for a Class B License to sell fermented malt beverages for the
period of six months, May 30,
2015 thru November 30, 2015
at: Concession Stand, N8865
Third Street, Westboro. Joyce
Peterson, Town Clerk

Wisconsin Statute 66.0407 requires property owners

to destroy all noxious weeds. As dened by Wisconsin
Statute 66.0407, noxious weeds include Canada Thistle,
Leafy Spurge and Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny).
In addition, Section 9.6.11 of the City of Medford Code
of Ordinances prohibits property owners from growing or
pollinating any weeds, grass or brush which causes hay
fever in human beings, emitting unpleasant or noxious
odors or may conceal lthy deposits or provide for the accumulation of trash or litter.
Property owners failing to comply will be subject, upon
conviction, to a forfeiture. A separate offense shall be
deemed committed each day that such violation continues to exist.
Virginia Brost
City Clerk, WCMC

(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)

The Town of McKinley, Taylor County, is accepting

sealed bids (envelope marked bid enclosed) for the application of asphalt, travel lane width 22, 2 thick as an
overlay for existing blacktop, on approximately one-half
mile of Sunnyside Road beginning just north of the intersection of Sunnyside Road with Spur Road heading north
just past Sunset Lane. Construction completion date of
August 31, 2015.
This is a TRIP project.
Bidders are required to provide proof of insurance liability with bid proposal. Attention is called to the fact that
this project may be subject to a prevailing wage rate determination which has been issued by the State of Wisconsin.
Please contact Robert Hindal, Town Chairman, for additional information if needed. Telephone 714-452-5652.
Bids to be submitted no later than Monday, May 11,
2015, 5:00 p.m. to Lynne Lund, Town Clerk, W16516
Old 194, Sheldon, WI 54766. Bids will be opened at the
town board meeting Monday, May 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.,
McKinley Town Hall, Bridge Drive, Jump River, WI.
The Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bids submitted.
Lynne Lund, Clerk
Town of McKinley, Taylor County
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. April 7)


Town of Browning
Sealed Bids Wanted
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Browning is
seeking sealed bids / quotes for the following:
Gravel Bids: 3,000 yards, more or less, crushed
gravel with at least 15% binder. Gravel to be delivered by
July 15, 2015 with a minimum of 8 trucks delivering.
Machinery Quotes: Bulldozer, end loader, backhoe
and dump truck. Include the size of machinery and price
per hour.
Dust Control Bids: To be done throughout the township when the graveling is done by July 15, 2015.
Brush Cutting & Ditch Mowing Bids: To be done this
summer with the possibility of having the ditch mowing
done twice, depending on when needed.
For more information, call Chairman Jim Ludwig at
(715) 748-0101. A Certicate of Insurance is required.
Sealed bids and quotes are to be sent to Chairman Jim
Ludwig at W3896 Klinger Lane, Medford WI 54451 with
envelope marked bids or quotes. These will be opened
on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Browning
Town Hall. The Town of Browning reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids/quotes.
Patti Kraegenbrink, Town Clerk
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)


Town of McKinley, Taylor County

TRIP Blacktop Bids Wanted







Notice of Meeting of Open

Book and Board of Review
State of Wisconsin,
Taylor County,
Village of Stetsonville
Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Review
will meet at the Jean M. Thomsen Memorial Library in
the community room on Tuesday, the 12th day of May,
2015 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The assessor will
be available for an Open Book session on May 12, 2015
from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., also in the community room
of the Jean M. Thomsen Memorial Library. The Board of
Review will meet for the purpose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of real and personal property in
the Village of Stetsonville and all sworn statements and
valuations of real and personal property therein, and of
correcting all errors in said roll, whether in description of
property or otherwise, and to perform such other duties
imposed by law.
Taxpayers may appear at this meeting and examine
the assessment roll, sworn statements, and valuations,
and be heard in relation thereto. Appointments and inquiries may be made by contacting Shawn Sullivan at
(715) 678-2191.
Dated this 20th day of April, 2015.
/s/ Shawn Sullivan, Clerk
(1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7)

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The Town of Chelsea is accepting sealed bids for the

following types of gravel for road maintenance:
3,000 yards more or less of 3/4 screened crushed
gravel. Must meet specications of Section 305.2.2.1
Wisconsin Standard Specications for 3/4 dense base.
Please give the delivered price by yard.
A current Certicate of Insurance must accompany the
bid. Bids should be marked as Sealed Bid and will be
opened at the town board meeting on Tuesday May 12,
2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Chelsea Town Hall. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Contact Chairman Claire Frischman (715-748-4055)
for further information. Bids should be sent to either Claire
Frischman, Town Chairman or Gail Mildbrand, Town Clerk,
W5339 Whittlesey Ave, Medford, WI 54451.

(1st ins. May 7, 2nd ins. May 14)


Application for
Liquor License
April Fryza, Agent, makes application to the Town Board of the
Town of Ford for a Class B Beer
and a Class B Liquor License for
the period July 1, 2015 through
June 30, 2016 at the following
location: W14963 Polley Lane,
Gilman, WI Sharon Baker,

Gravel Bids Wanted

Town of Chelsea


Notice to City of Medford Residents

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The Indianhead Community Action Agency (ICAA) is
requesting bids for the following Heating Systems that
will be purchased during the 2015-2016 contract year
beginning July 1st, 2015 to June 20th, 2016:
Forced Air Furnaces
Mobile Home Furnaces
Space Heaters
Oil Fired Furnaces
For further information or to obtain bid packages,
please call George or Andrea at the ICAA Housing
hours are Monday Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
All completed bids must be received at the ICAA
Housing Program, 1000 College Ave. West, P.O. Box
40, Ladysmith, WI 54848-0040 by:
2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 2, 2015
And must be marked Sealed Bid Do Not Open.
All bids will be date stamped upon receipt. We reserve
the right to reject any or all bids. Any bid received after
the due date will not be accepted for consideration. Bids
sent by FAX or email are not accepted.
1st ins. April 30, 2nd ins. May 7


Public Notice
Invitation for Bids for Timber Sales
Department of Natural Resources
Sealed bids will be received by the Forest Superintendent, Flambeau River State Forest, at the Forest Headquarters ofce, until 1:30 p.m. on May 28, 2015. Sealed
bids for tracts not sold on May 28, 2015 will be received
at the Forest Headquarters ofce until 1:30 p.m. on June
30, 2015.
There will be 13 tracts for sale on the Flambeau River
State Forest, 2 tracts on Sawyer County State Lands, and
1 tract on the Pershing Wildlife Area.
A timber sale prospectus and detailed information including maps of each tract, as well as a bid form and copies of sample contract forms, can be obtained by contacting the Headquarters ofce, viewing the FRSF website, or
by calling (715) 332-5271 ext. 101 or 106.
The 16 tracts total 2,390 acres and consist of the following volumes:
Mixed pulp .......28,900 cds White Pine ............300 cds
Aspen ................8,900 cds Hard Maple .........190 MBF
Basswood pulp ..1,600 cds Red Maple ..........250 MBF
White Birch ...........250 cds Basswood .............50 MBF
Spruce ...............1,800 cds Ash .....................175 MBF
Balsam Fir ............650 cds Red Oak ...............10 MBF
Tamarack ..............250 cds Mixed Saw ..........170 MBF
Red Pine ...............600 cds
Bids must be submitted on Department Timber Sale
Bid forms.
The Department of Natural Resources reserves the
right to reject any and all bids. Bids will be opened publicly
at the Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters ofce at
1:30 p.m. on May 28, 2015 and at 1:30 p.m. on June 30,
2015 for those tracts not sold.
State of Wisconsin-Department of Natural Resources
For the Secretary:
James Halvorson, Forest Superintendent
(1st ins. May 7, 2nd ins. May 14)



Page 20

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Accident reports

Taylor County Law Enforcement

Two-vehicle accidents

Andrew K. Leonard and John P.

Engelhardt were involved in an accident
on April 23 at 2:40 p.m. at the intersection
of Hwy 64 and Hwy 13 in the city of Medford. According to the accident report,
the Engelhardt vehicle (J. Bauer Trucking semi tractor-trailer) was eastbound
on Hwy 64 and making a right turn onto
Hwy 13 when it was struck from behind
by the Leonard vehicle. Leonard said his
dog jumped onto his lap and he lost control of the vehicle for a second. The Leonard vehicle sustained severe damage to
the front and front passenger side. The
Engelhardt vehicle sustained a bent rear
license plate.
Brayden A. Fultz and Elliot J. Marshall were involved in an accident on
April 23 at 9:27 p.m. in the parking lot at
Medford High School in the city of Medford. According to the accident report,
the Marshall vehicle was northbound in
the parking lot and making a left turn
around the Tech Ed building when it collided with the Fultz vehicle, which was
eastbound through the parking lot. Both
drivers said they didnt see the other vehicle before the accident. The Fultz vehicle sustained severe damage to the front.
The Marshall vehicle sustained moderate damage to the middle driver side.
Destiny L. Matthias and Tyler S. Demulling were involved in an accident on
April 30 at 3:05 p.m. on Centennial Pkwy.
in the city of Medford. According to the
accident report, the Matthais vehicle was
traveling too fast on Centennial Pkwy.
when the driver lost control on a bend in
the road and crossed the centerline into
the southbound lane, colliding with the
Demulling vehicle. The Matthias vehicle
sustained severed damage to the front.
The Demulling vehicle sustained severe
damage to the front and front driver side.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

One-vehicle accidents

The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded to an accident on April

25 at 2:38 a.m. on CTH A in the village of
Stetsonville. According to the accident
report, a vehicle was westbound on CTH
A when it left the roadway and entered
the south ditch. The vehicle struck two
trees, uprooted a stump from the ground
and struck a ditch embankment at 531
CTH A before overturning. The driver
was trapped inside and unconscious. He
was extricated and transported by air for
medical treatment. The driver was cited
for operating while under the influencethird offense and operating after revocation due to refusal.
The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded to an accident on April
27 at 3:37 p.m. on CTH A in the town of
Little Black. According to the accident

report, a vehicle was eastbound on CTH

A when it veered onto the south shoulder. The driver lost control as she overcorrected back onto the roadway and the
vehicle skidded sideways into the north
ditch. The vehicle sustained moderate
damage to the front, front passenger side
and front driver side, and was towed
from the scene.
The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded to an accident on April
28 at 7:42 p.m. on CTH B in the town of
Ford. According to the accident report,
a motorcycle was northbound on CTH B
when the driver lost control while negotiating a curve and the motorcycle entered
the right ditch and overturned, ejecting
the driver. The driver moved the motorcycle onto the shoulder of the road prior
to law enforcement arrival. The driver
did not want any medical attention, but
said his right shoulder hurt. The driver
was picked up by another person and
later sought medical attention for his injury.
The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded to an accident on April
30 at 2:21 a.m. on CTH M in the town of
Greenwood. According to the accident
report, a vehicle was eastbound on CTH
M when the driver swerved to avoid a
deer and lost control. The vehicle left the
roadway and entered a pond, becoming
almost fully submerged. There was severe damage to the entire vehicle and it
was towed from the scene.

Dante A. Renzoni and Jack P. Heindl

were involved in an accident on April 28
at 11:48 a.m. in the parking lot at Aspirus
Medford Hospital in the city of Medford.
According to the accident report, the
Renzoni vehicle was exiting the parking
lot onto Gibson St. and was pulling away
from a stopped position when it struck
the Heindl bicycle traveling along Gibson St. Heindl was knocked to the ground
and sustained minor injuries to the side
of his left knee and left arm.

Hit-and-run accident

Cally L. Tourtillott and Leona R. Brink

were involved in a hit-and-run accident
on April 30 at 4:01 p.m. in the parking lot
at Arbys in the city of Medford. According to the accident report, both vehicles
were in the drive-through lane at Arbys
when the Brink vehicle bumped into
the Tourtillott vehicle and then left the
scene. Neither vehicle sustained damage.
Brink was contacted by law enforcement
and stated the Tourtillott vehicle backed
into her vehicle and she was not at fault.
Brink was told by law enforcement she
needed to meet with Tourtillott to at least
exchange names and check for damages.


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Aaron G. Stibbe and an unknown vehicle were involved in a hit-and-run accident

on April 16 in the parking lot of 8th Street Saloon in the city of Medford. According
to the accident report, the Stibbe vehicle was leaving a parking space when it struck
a legally parked vehicle, causing moderate damage to its entire passenger side, and
moved it approximately three to four feet from its parked position. The Stibbe vehicle
left the parking lot and proceeded north on Hwy 13. Stibbe was later identified and
cited for failure to report an accident. Based on the amount of debris found in the parking lot and along Hwy 13, the police believe the Stibbe vehicle sustained a moderate
amount of damage to the front.

Car-vs.-bicycle accident

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Hit-and-run accident

Disposition reports
Charges dismissed
A charge of driving too fast for conditions against La Vern W. Palms, 59, Milwaukee, was dismissed on a prosecutors

Deferred prosecution
Holly L. Lettau, 53, North Fond du
Lac, pled no contest to unlawful use of a
phone to threaten harm and entered into
a deferred prosecution or sentence agreement.


Sierra M. B. Deloach, 22, Medford,

pled guilty to operating while under the
influence-first offense. She forfeited $803;
her drivers license was revoked for six
months; and she is to undergo an alcohol
assessment. She also pled guilty to operating after revocation/suspension of registration and forfeited $175.30. Charges of
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centration (PAC) equal to or greater than

0.08 percent and less than 0.15 percent
(first offense); displaying an unauthorized vehicle registration plate; failure
to obey traffic officers signal or order;
and operating while suspended were dismissed on prosecutors motions.
Jason M. Meszaros, 23, Medford, pled
quilty to disorderly conduct and forfeited
La Vern W. Palms, 59, Milwaukee,
pled no contest to operating while under
the influence-first offense. He forfeited
$803; his drivers license was revoked for
six months; and he is to undergo an alcohol assessment.
James L. Strebig, 44, Rib Lake, was
found guilty at court trial of operating
while under the influence-first offense
(PAC equal to or greater than 0.15 percent). He forfeited $928.50; his drivers license was revoked for seven months; an
ignition interlock device is to be installed
on his vehicle; and he is to undergo an alcohol assessment. A charge of operating
with a PAC equal to or greater than 0.15
percent-first offense was dismissed on
the courts own motion.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015


Court proceedings
Pleas entered

The following appeared and entered pleas of not

guilty: Kurt R. Lasee, 25, Medford, vehicle operator fleeing/eluding officer; Brandon W. Roth, 30, Medford, misdemeanor bail jumping; Bruce F. Quante, 54, Medford,
second degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct.


Randall R. Baughman, 22, Greenwood, pled guilty

to illegal shining of deer, elk or bear, and forfeited a
fine and costs of $2,468 and his DNR privileges were revoked/suspended for three years. A charge of failure to
attach ear tag to deer carcass was dismissed but read in.
Juan F. Mares-Cervantes, 26, Medford, pled guilty to
operating without a valid license-second offense within
three years, and forfeited a fine and costs of $579.
Jonathan R. Gates, 27, Ogema, pled no contest to operating while revoked, and forfeited a fine and costs of
$831. A charge of operating a motor vehicle without insurance was dismissed.
Kevin C. Walters, 49, Cadott, pled no contest to operating while revoked, and forfeited costs of $443.
Daniel Boeno-Quintero a.k.a. Daniel Quintero-Buerno a.k.a. Daniel Bueno, 32, Medford, pled guilty to operating while revoked, and forfeited a fine and costs of
Daniel Luis Ruiz a.k.a. Daniel L. Ruiz, 32, Rib Lake,
pled no contest to felony bail jumping and operating
without a valid license-third or more offense within
three years. He was sentenced to serve eight months in
jail and forfeited $518 for the bail jumping charge; and
forfeited a fine and costs of $379 for the operating without a valid license charge. Charges of having contact
after a domestic abuse arrest, disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, battery-domestic abuse, use or attempted
use of force to intimidate a victim, felony bail jumping,
and operating without a valid license-third or greater
offense within three years were dismissed but read in.

Prison sentence

Christopher B. Strebig, 26, Delavan, pled no contest

to being a party to a crime of concealing stolen property-greater than $10,000, and two counts of being a
party to a crime of concealing stolen property-greater
than $2,500-$5,000. He was given a prison sentence of
one year, six months initial confinement in prison,
followed by five years of extended supervision for the
being a party to a crime of concealing stolen propertygreater than $10,000 charge; and one year, six months
initial confinement in prison followed by one year, six
months extended supervision for each of the remaining
charges. The sentences are to run concurrent with each
other and with sentences he received in Grant County
cases. As condition of his extended supervision, Strebig
must pay costs of $536, joint restitution in an amount
to be determined, and supervision fees as ordered by
the Department of Corrections; write letters of apology,
pre-approved by the Taylor County victim witness coordinator, to the victims; testify truthfully in any court
hearings regarding any co-defendants; provide law enforcement with non-suppressed statements; provide a
DNA sample; have no contact with the victims; undergo
any evaluation and follow through and/or counseling
as recommended by the probationary agent; and obtain
his GED or HSED as recommended by the probationary
agent. Two counts of being a party to a crime of concealing stolen property-greater than $10,000 were dismissed
on prosecutors motions. Two counts of being a party
to a crime of concealing stolen property or firearmgreater than $5,000-$10,000; two counts of being a party
to a crime of concealing stolen property-less than or
equal to $2,500; three counts of being a party to a crime
of receiving or concealing stolen property-less than or
equal to $2,500; being a party to a crime of concealing
stolen property-greater than $2,500-$5,000; being a party
to a crime of altering identity marks on manufactured
property; being a party to the crime of theft of movable
property-greater than $2,500-$5,000 (Vernon County
case); and being a party to the crime of theft of movable
property-less than or equal to $2,500 (Vernon County
charge) were dismissed but read in.

Newspapers have a strong reach

among all education levels.

Dispatch log

Page 21

Taylor County Law Enforcement

Gilman Police Department

April 27 Animal bite at W14383 Shiner Dr. in town
of Roosevelt at 2:22 p.m.
April 30 Agency assist at Hwy 13 and Johnson
Ave. in town of Westboro at 8:45 a.m.

Medford Police Department

April 27 Lockout at 127 W. Broadway Ave. at 8
a.m.; truancy; commercial alarm at 160 Medford Plaza
at 2:48 p.m.; harassment at 955 E. Allman St. at 3:08 p.m.;
lockout at 177 S. Eighth St. at 5:47 p.m.; commercial
alarm at 160 Medford Plaza at 6:27 p.m.
April 28 Traffic complaint E. Allman St. and N.
Seventh St. at 8:09 a.m.; accident at 135 S. Gibson St. at
11:48 a.m.; fraud at 660 Brucker St. at 11:49 a.m.; probation violation at courthouse at 1:07 p.m.; traffic com-

plaint at 114 S. Washington Ave. at 3:12 p.m.; traffic complaint at 549 Billings Ave. at 3:15 p.m.; traffic hazard at
340 S. Eighth St. at 7:27 p.m.; DNR violation at W. Broadway Ave. and S. Whelen at 8:05 p.m.
April 29 Domestic at 217 S. Park Ave. at 3:37 a.m.;
hazmat at 316 S. Main St. at 9:27 a.m.; truancy; vehicle
inspection at 827 E. Perkins St. at 1:54 p.m.; traffic complaint at Hwy 13 and Hwy 64 at 2:09 p.m.; suspicious activity at 228 N. Park Ave. at 9:40 p.m.
April 30 Lockout at 410 S. Eighth St. at 8 a.m.;
agency assist at Hwy 13 and Johnson Ave. in town of
Westboro at 8:45 a.m.; extra patrol at 926 E. Allman St.
at noon; lockout at 1014 W. Broadway Ave. at 2:41 p.m.;
accident at Centennial Pkwy. at 3:05 p.m.; accident at
726 E. Broadway Ave. at 4:01 p.m.; threats at Riverside
Terrace at 4:46 p.m.; DNR violation at 143 S. Eighth St. at

See DISPATCH LOG on page 22


Reports of Area Deaths

Gertrude Thomas

Gertrude Toots M.
Thomas, 86, died May 5
at Aspirus Care & Rehab,
Medford where she had
resided for the past six
Services will be held at
3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford
with Rev. James Krueger
ofciating. Visitation will
be at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Medford from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Her nephews will serve as
pallbearers. Interment of her cremated remains will
take place at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family.
She was born on February 27, 1929 at Amherst to
Henry J. and Anna (Feustel) Amacher. She attended
Green Acre Elementary school in Stetsonville. She is
a 1947 graduate of Medford High School.

On August 15, 1953 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford she married Ervin E. Thomas and he preceded her in death July 24, 1998.
Prior to her marriage, she waitressed in Faribault, Minn. In 1947 she clerked at the IGA store in
Medford, after which she moved on to Hurd Millwork and worked there for the next 25 years. She and
her husband were part owners of Thomas Floral
& Greenhouse in Medford, where she put in many
hours. She enjoyed playing cards, curling, golng,
trips to the casino, going out for dinner and going to
the movies.
She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medford and its Ladies Aid and a
past member of the Business & Professional Womens
She is survived by three sisters, Annette Moore
of Waupun, Melva (Dennis) Saliny of Rosemount,
Minn. and Roberta (Don) Bertucci of Middleton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was
preceded in death by her brothers Bud, Ronnie, Len
and Hap Amacher.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
Paid Obituary 18-149168

Ronald Judnic

Ronald Ron L. Judnic, 69, Rib Lake, died on

Wednesday, April 29 at
Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford
where he had resided for
the past seven days.
Funeral services were
held on May 2 at St. Johns
Lutheran Church, Rib
Lake with Rev. James Heffner ofciating. Interment
was at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake. His seven
grandchildren served as
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family.
Ronald Judnic was born on Oct. 25, 1945 in the
town of Greenwood to Joseph Henry Judnic and Esther Jean Jarchow.
He attended Green Grove Elementary School,
town of Greenwood and was a 1963 graduate of Rib
Lake High School. On Dec. 26, 1964 at Rib Lake he
married Darlene D. Kelnhofer, who survives.
He served in the Army National Guard from 19631971. He worked at Gem Products in Rib Lake for a
period of time. He worked at Power Products in Grafton while residing in Port Washington for a period of

time. He returned to Rib Lake in 1965 and did logging

work for many years. From 1993 until his retirement
in 2008 he worked at Blount/Caterpiller in Prentice.
He enjoyed hunting, shing, sports and racing. He
played baseball for Chet & Bernies and softball for
various area teams.
He was a member and past council member of St.
Johns Lutheran Church, Rib Lake, Rib Lake Fish
and Game, area horseshoe, bowling and pool leagues,
Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club and was a
charter member of the Underdog Dartball Team.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three
children, Ramon (Julie) Judnic of Medford, Ronni
(Laura) Judnic of Rib Lake and Donnie (Julie) Judnic of Neenah; ve siblings, Doris Zitzer, Jerry (Ann)
Judnic, Sandra (Vernon) Dunkel, Larry (Pat) Judnic
all of of Rib Lake, and Russell (Judy) Judnic of Stanley; seven grandchildren, Jesse, Jordy, Josh, Benjamin, Justin, Megan and Joseph Judnic; six greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a son, Clark Judnic, in 1998 and three siblings Shirley and Joe Judnic and Cindy Borman.
In lieu of owers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for future
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
Paid Obituary 18-149019


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Dispatch log
Continued from page 21
7:37 p.m.; drugs at 10:29 a.m.
May 1 9-1-1 hang ups at 135 S. Gibson St. at 3:43 and
4:01 a.m.; traffic complaint at 546 Billings Ave. at 3:50
p.m.; traffic complaint at 303 S. Eighth St. at 4:11 p.m.;
trespassing at 526 S. Second St. at 5:58 p.m.; probation
violation at 531 N. Second St. at 9:18 p.m.; traffic complaint on S. Main St. at 10:25 p.m.
May 2 Suspicious activity at 853 N. Eighth St. at
8:06 a.m.; suicidal subject; vehicle theft at 589 Medford
Ave. at 10:02 a.m.; garbage dumping on Perkins St. in

town of Medford at 10:29 a.m.; recovered vehicle on

190th St., Jim Falls, at 3:58 p.m.; suspicious activity at
N. Main St. and E. Taylor St. at 6:51 p.m.; request for officer at 1042 W. Broadway Ave. at 7:06 p.m.; suspicious
activity at 445 N. Madison Ave. at 7:22 p.m.; traffic complaint at 309 E. Broadway Ave. at 9:16 p.m.; commercial
alarm at 190 Medford Plaza at 11:31 p.m.
May 3 Suicidal subject; animal at large on W. Allman St. and Centennial Pkwy. at 8:38 p.m.; theft at 531
N. Second St. at 10:44 a.m.; burglary at 589 Medford Ave.
at 11:18 a.m.; ambulance request at 1015 W. Broadway
Ave. at 1:30 p.m.; welfare check at 122 S. Park Ave. at
2:16 p.m.; accident at E. Broadway Ave. and N. Eighth
St. at 3:53 p.m.; lockout at 190 Medford Plaza at 4:58 p.m.;
welfare check at 141 S. Park Ave. at 5:21 p.m.
May 4 Burglary at 240 S. Eighth St. at 7:23 a.m.

Taylor County Sheriffs Department

April 27 Welfare check at N3531 Elder Dr. in town
of Aurora at 10:49 a.m.; suspicious activity at Spur Rd.
and Sunnyside Rd. in town of McKinley at 11:06 a.m.;
animal bite at W14383 Shiner Dr. in town of Roosevelt
at 2:22 p.m.; accident at W7118 CTH A in town of Little
Black at 5:32 p.m.; suspicious activity at W6022 CTH A
in town of Little Black at 5:32 p.m.; warrant arrest at
W14383 Shiner Dr. in town of Roosevelt at 6:29 p.m.;
traffic hazard at CTH T and County Line Rd. in town of
Maplehurst at 11:52 p.m.
April 28 Harassment at N2644 Hall Dr. in town of
Browning at 7:30 a.m.; citizen dispute at N2198 CTH T in
town of Maplehurst at 8:05 a.m.; probation violation at
courthouse at 8:37 a.m.; traffic complaint at Hwy 64 and
Martin Dr. in town of Goodrich at 12:12 p.m.


Reports of Area Deaths

Ralph Williams
Ralph James Williams, 83, Farwell, Mich., died on
Thursday, April 30 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral services are Friday, May 8 at 11 a.m. at the Independent
Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ogema. Burial will be in
Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Visitation will be Thursday at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford from 4 to 7 p.m.
and Friday at the church, beginning at 10 a.m.
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family.

Anthony Ostrowski
Anthony J. Ostrowski, 39, Tony, died on Sunday,
May 3 near Medford, due to injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident. A graveside service will be held on
Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Antonys Cemetery in
Tony. Visitation is on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at NashJackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Julius Griesbach Jr.

Julius W. Griesbach, Jr., 88 of rural Jump River, died
at his home. Arrangements are pending with a memorial service to take place at the Jump River Community
Center at a later date. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Anola Pernsteiner

Anola M. Pernsteiner, 82, Medford, died May 6.

Funeral services are pending with Hemer Funeral

The family of Sheila Hanson

would like to thank Aspirus Hospital
and the EMT team, Hemer Funeral
Service, Pastor Mundt, and all those
who helped prepare and serve the luncheon at St.
Pauls Lutheran Church following the memorial service. We
would also like to convey our deepest appreciation to
all those who expressed their condolences with cards,
owers, on-line messages, kind words and prayers.
A special thanks to Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman for her
comfort and support at the hospital.

The Family of Sheila Hanson

In Memory of

Leona Mallo
Who left us 1 year ago on May 12
Though her smile is gone forever
and her hand we cannot touch
We still have so many memories
of the one we loved so much.
Her memory is now our keepsake
which with well never part.
God has her in his keeping
we have her in our hearts.
Sadly missed but never forgotten
Love Always & Forever
Your Loving Family



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Esther Schreiner

Former Rib Lake resident Esther O. Schreiner,

90, died Friday, May 1, at
the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein.
Services will be held at
11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at
Good Shepherd Catholic
Church in Rib Lake with
Father Otto Bucher ofciating. Interment will take
place at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
until time of services at
Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Pallbearers are: Donald Schreiner Jr., Richard
Buksa Jr., Shanna Martinez, Allyson Walber, Daniel,
Jason and Lawrence Bud Schreiner.
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family.
Esther was born on August 26, 1924 in the town of
Greenwood to John Fred Pagel and Anna Liebenow.
Esther attended grade school in the town of
Greenwood. She married Lawrence Bud A. Schreiner on December 28, 1940 at Good Shepherd Catho-

lic Church.
Esther was a proud mother of eight children. She
enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and babysitting. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic
She is survived by her children, Donald (Nina)
Schreiner of Arlington Heights, Ill., Richard (Laura)
Schreiner of Rib Lake, Thomas (Marlene) Schreiner
of Medford, Stephen (Michelle) Schreiner of Rib
Lake, Patricia Leider of New Holstein, Margaret (Ignacio) Martinez of Wheeling, Ill. and Laura (signicant other: Jim Steenis) Walber of New Holstein; a
sister, Estelle Laub of Athens; 22 grandchildren; 35
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1998, she was preceded
in death by a son, David (Leah) Schreiner; a son-inlaw, Harold Leider; a brother, Martin Pagel; and sisters, Christina Wudi and Theresa Peche.
In lieu of owers, memorials can be made to her
family to be designated at a later date to the Homestead Care Center Activity Program in Esthers
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
Paid Obituary 18-149077

Beth Jochimsen

Beth L. Jochimsen, 50,

of Withee died on Monday, May 4 at Ministry St.
Josephs Hospital, Marsheld where she had been
a patient for the past two
weeks after a courageous
battle with kidney cancer.
Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Stetsonville with Father Gerard
Willger and Deacon Joe
Roe ofciating. Interment
of her cremated remains will take place at Sacred
Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville, at a later date.
Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 where there
will be a 7 p.m. Catholic rosary service held that evening and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11
a.m. on Friday, May 8.
Honorary pallbearers are Hunter Jochimsen and
Abby Olson. Active pallbearers are Logan, Derek and
Jarod Jochimsen, Sean Anderson, Keaton Edblom
and Andrew Krug.
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family.
Beth Jochimsen was born on March 1, 1965 in
Medford to the late Wyllis Buster A. Jochimsen
and Florina J. (Boehlin) Jochimsen of the town of
Little Black.
She attended Stetsonville Elementary School. She
is a 1983 graduate of Medford High School, received

an accounting degree from Northcentral Technical

College, Wausau, and in 2006, a nursing degree from
Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.
She married Bruce Tollin and later divorced.
She was a DJ at K99/WIGM during her high
school years. She worked at Phillips Plastics in Medford, Clark County Health Care Center, and then Our
Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley until the time of
her death. She enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, Brewers, Badgers, riding motorcycle, camping, reading,
traveling, bowling, shing, softball, volleyball, going
to Rock Fest and watching her many nieces/nephews
in all their sporting events.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic
Church, Owen, and a past member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, where she taught second grade,
First Communion class for many years.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by ve
sisters, Karleen (Ron) Sperl, Sherry (Chuck) Anderson and Gail Jochimsen all of Stetsonville, Sara
(Gary) Krug of Exeland, Penny (Guy) Olson of Medford; ve brothers, Lynn (Dianne) Jochimsen, Bryan
(Melinda) Jochimsen and Jay (Jen) Jochimsen all of
Medford, Kurt (Pam) Jochimsen of Stratford and Roy
(Kathy) Jochimsen of Withee. She is further survived
by 35 nieces/nephews and 53 great nieces/nephews.
In addition to her father in 2013, she was preceded
in death by a great nephew, Deagan Jochimsen.
In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial
contributions be given to the family for a future designation.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
Paid Obituary 18-149075


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Page 23


Alisa Stock

Bernard Strobach

Creamery. In 1953 he went to work for Hurd Millwork

in Medford where he worked until his retirement in
1984. They moved to Spirit Lake in 1972 and he entered the nursing home in 2008. He enjoyed shing,
gardening, traveling, spending time with his family,
deer hunting, wood working, playing cards and playing pool.
He was a charter member of the Spirit Lake Improvement Association board, Hurd Millwork Union,
and various bowling, dart and pool leagues.
He is survived by ve sons, Lee (signicant other:
Rosie) Strobach of Ogema, Ray (Carol) Strobach of
Rib Lake, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake,
Ted (Sandra) Strobach of Roscoe, Ill., Dean (Gayle)
Strobach of Ogema; two daughters Bernadette
Marschke of Rib Lake and Judy (William) Gelhaus
of Brenda, Ariz.; a brother, Fred Fritz Strobach of
Buellton, Calif.; 27 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Pagel and Grace
Rauman; three brothers, Armin, Edwin and Chester Strobach; a daughter-in-law, Bev Strobach; three
sons-in-law, Bob Sunderlin, Stanley Kroll and William Marschke.
In lieu of owers, the family requests memorial
contributions be given to either the Alzheimers Research or St. Jude Research.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.

Terry Smith
who left us
2 yrs. ago
April 15, 2013

In Loving Memory Of

Laurie Retterath
25 Years Ago, May 13, 1990
We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought of you yesterday,
and days before that, too.
We think of you in silence,
we often speak your name,
all we have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake, with which well never part.
God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

Loved and Deeply Missed By

Her Family

Card of Thanks

hank you to our relatives, friends and

neighbors for the kindness shown to us
after the death of our wife, mother &
grandmother, Elaine Zenner. Thanks for
the expressions of sympathy, cards, monetary gifts, food
and floral tributes. A special thanks to Fr. Mullans for
his comforting words during her funeral Mass, Deacon
Joe, the musicians, others who participated in the Mass.
Special thanks to the pallbearers and to the Ladies of
Holy Rosary for the luncheon, the Sunshine Helpers for
the refreshments. Also a special thanks to Father Gerard
for his kind note of acknowledgement. Thanks to Hemer
Funeral Home. We will never forget your kindness.

The Family of Elaine Zenner

In Memoriam

If roses grow in Heaven Lord

Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my mothers arms
and tell her they are from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her
Place a kiss on her cheek, and
hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy.
I do it every day
But there is an ache within my
heart that will never go away.

Join with us and the families of these loved ones as we remember who died 1 year ago:
Since 1891, four generations of continuous family service to the Medford and Stetsonville communities and the surrounding area.

Love you Mom, Miss you tons



Delivered by Mouse



Yvonne Smith
who left us
9 yrs. ago
April 25, 2006

Sunshine passes, shadows fall,

Loves remembrance outlasts all;
And though the years be many or few,
They are lled with remembrance of you.
Love Aways & Forever, Glatha & Families

Paid Obituary 18-149047

If Roses Grow in Heaven

Walter Peters
who left us
2 yrs. ago
April 21, 2013

Harvey F. Glamann
Vera J. Coultas
Dale C. Olson
William Bill Bernitt Jr.
Dorothy J. Anderson
Elizabeth C. Wooley
Theresa L. Thieme
Gordon R. Nelson
Ellen E. Spreen
Leona M. Krug
Jay A. Viergutz

May 3, 2014
May 3, 2014
May 6, 2014
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May 10, 2014
May 11, 2014
May 12, 2014
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May 15, 2014
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Hemer Funeral Service



Former town of Rib

Lake resident Bernard L.
Strobach, 93, died Sunday,
May 3 at Aspirus Care &
Rehab, Medford where he
had resided for the past 7
Funeral services will
be held at 5 p.m. Friday,
May 8 at Hemer Funeral
Home in Medford with
Rev. David Clements ofciating. Visitation will
take place from 3 p.m. until the time of services. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at
Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later time.
Bernard Strobach was born on March 10, 1922 at
Medford to the late Theodore Strobach and Mina Greitsch. He attended Brandl Grade School in the town
of Medford.
On February 14, 1939 at the Holy Rosary Parsonage in Medford he married Jeanette A. Poirier. She
preceded him in death July 2, 2012.
After their marriage, they moved to Rochelle, Ill.
where he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works as a
welder for a period of time. In 1948 they moved to the
Rib Lake area where he managed dairy farms and
later owned and operated his own dairy farm. While
farming he hauled milk and cheese for the Rib Lake

In Memory of


Alisa was a hard worker. She was proud to be a
broker/co-owner of Quality Realty. Alisa knew how
to also have fun. She enjoyed camping, golng, and
beating her brothers at bean bags. She loved to be
with her family, especially those two precious grandchildren, Aubree and Kolbe, and her beloved dog,
Alisa is survived by her husband, Michael Stock
of Dorchester; two children, Ryan Stock of Ogema,
and Brittany (Ryan) Viergutz of Medford; two grandchildren, Aubree and Kolbe Viergutz; her parents,
Lawrence and Beverly Smith of Dorchester; and ve
brothers,George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of
Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie)
of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua. She is
further survived by many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Alisa is preceded in death by her brother, Jerry
Smith and nephew, Derek Smith; along with grandparents, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.
Paid Obituary 18-149065


Alisa Ann Stock, 52, of

Dorchester, passed away
on Monday, May 4, 2015 at
Wausau Aspirus Hospital
with her family by her
side. A Memorial Mass
will be held at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St
Louis Catholic Church in
Dorchester. Father Hiebl
will ofciate. Visitation
will be on Friday, May 8
at St. Louis from 4-8 p.m.
and also 10 a.m. until time
of service on Saturday. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
Alisa was born on June 26, 1962 to Lawrence and
Beverly (Greaser) Smith. She is a graduate of Colby
High School. She later received her real estate license at Mid-State Technical College. On July 2, 1983
she married the love of her life, Michael J. Stock.
Together they had two beautiful children, Ryan and




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7, 2015

Fifth graders perform

community service
by Kelsey Jascor, Autumn Krause,
and Molly Kapfhamer

Buckthorn be gone

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photos by Mark Berglund

Medford Area Middle School fifth graders and their teachers joined a crew from the United States Forest Service,
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wisconsin DNR, Taylor Countys departments of zoning, forestry and recreation, and land conservation to clear buckthorn from the Medford Riverwalk in the city park.

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On May 5, the fifth grade classes from Medford Area

Middle School paraded down to the Riverwalk Trail,
east of the Black River. Their big objective was to perform a community service to help control an invasive species known as
buckthorn. Buckthorn is
not native to the United
States and it competes
with and harms our native plants. The reason
we have to help manage
buckthorn is because
it sprouts before native
plants, so the native
plants do not get the sunlight and nutrients they
Carry the load
need to mature. BuckBrigham Kelly carries a thorn also takes over the
understory resulting in
bundle of buckthorn away what would eventually
after cutting it out from be a monoculture, or a
around the Riverwalk. Mad- single organism habitat.
elyn Williams and Kami
The students spent
Razink follow with loads of two hours cutting down
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Page 12


Raiders nearly topple

T-Birds in tennis rematch
by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter

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Medfords Sammy Payne sends a backhand shot over the net to Lakelands Zach
Carlson during the number-one singles match on Tuesday. Payne got the win 6-4, 6-2,
but the Raiders fell 4-3 in the dual meet.

Medfords tennis squad gave conference favorite Lakeland all it could handle
Tuesday night, but the Raiders came up
just short in a 4-3 dual-meet loss to the
If not for a Lakeland sweep on the
doubles circuit, its possible the Raiders
couldve sneaked out the match win after three of their four singles players defeated their T-Bird opponents. The match
also showed the Raiders are gaining momentum as the season carries on. Lakeland beat them 6-1 on April 16.
Overall, I was proud of our teams effort tonight. Lakeland is a very talented
team and to play them this closely speaks
volumes to our improvement, Medford
head coach Jake Bucki said.
Sammy Payne powered past Zach
Carlson at number-one singles 6-4, 6-2. Ty
Wrage got a bit of a challenge from Mike
Laurence at the two slot, but he clinched
the match win 6-3, 6-2.
Sammy continues to aggravate players by changing the pace of points. He
takes players out of their comfort zones
and it takes a very relaxed individual to
be able to handle that. Ty had an impressive match at two singles. Hes really incorporated some of the techniques weve
been working on in practice, Bucki said.
Alec Shear, competing at numberthree singles, was the lone Raider to
lose in the singles bracket. He ran into a
buzz saw in Lakelands Ryan Porter and
lost two straight 6-0 games. Alex Zick
knocked off freshman Aaron Peterson
6-4, 6-2 to take the four singles match.
Alec had a tough match at three
singles. During warmups, he broke the
strings on his racket so he was using a

racket he wasnt familiar with the entire

night. Alex came through with the final
win for us. He did so by playing consistent shots and taking advantage of net
play when his opponent hit a short shot,
Bucki said.
The number-one doubles team Dillon
Brost and David Silva was no match for
the senior duo of Nick Garcia and Levi
Herrick, who won 6-1, 6-0.
Lakelands one doubles tandem is
among the best in the area. Their length
and reach is very long, Bucki said.
The match between Medfords Joe
Phillips and Douglas Schumacher and
Lakelands Joe Jirikowic and Andy Durette at two doubles was the only match
to go three sets. The T-Birds pair took the
first game 6-1, but Phillips/Schumacher
rallied to win the second game 6-4. They
couldnt keep up their momentum and
lost the third game 6-0.
Joe and Doug had a slow start to their
match and quickly found themselves
down one set. They rebounded quickly
and incorporated a few different strategies in the second set, Bucki said. Josh
Brooks and Alec Veal, competing at three
doubles, couldnt get past Lakelands
Jack Garcia and Jim Drewry, falling 6-1,
6-2 to lose the match.
This was the first Josh and Alec
played together. Lakeland just took control of the net and that was the reason for
the lopsided win. Bucki said.
The dual loss drops the Raiders to 1-4
in GNC play. Lakeland improved to 5-2
and remains very much in the thick of
the conference title race.
The Raiders are back in action in a triangular meet tonight, Thursday, at An-

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Lots of offense early and late as Pirates break into win column
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
The Gilman Pirates have been the victims of several opponents big innings
during this baseball season. On Tuesday,
the young Pirates got their chance to
take out their frustrations.
Three big innings accounted for 21
of Gilmans 22 runs as the Pirates finally broke into the win column in a 22-15
slugfest over Columbus Catholic, played
under the lights in Marshfield.
Gilman scored six runs in the first
and seven in the second to build a 13-2
lead, only to see the Dons rally and take
a 14-13 lead by the end of the fourth. Gilman trailed 15-14 going into the top of the

seventh but put a big eight-spot on the

board to improve to seal its first win. The
Pirates are 1-7 in the Eastern Cloverbelt
Conference and 1-8 overall.
We played well except for kicking the
ball around in the fourth inning a little
bit, head coach Robin Rosemeyer said.
We had a season-high 18 hits.
Gilmans six first-inning runs came
with the aid of just one hit. Columbus
Catholic walked five Gilman hitters and
plunked two more. An error also helped.
The seven second-inning runs came on
seven hits and two walks. Zach Person,
Logan Anderson and Mike Drexler doubled in the inning. Jordan Vieras hit a
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7, 2011

Raiders drop two in GNC, win

Adams-Friendship tournament
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
The Medford Raiders were unable to
hold momentum when they had it in a
pair of Great Northern Conference baseball losses in the past week.
The latest of those losses came on
Tuesday when the Raiders dropped a 12-5
decision at Lakeland. The Thunderbirds
pulled into a third-place tie with Medford
in the GNC. Both teams are 3-3. Medford
is 7-8 overall.
The Raiders led early, but came up
one big hit short of delivering a potential knockout. Then, after falling behind
7-4, the Raiders got a run in the top of the
fifth but gave up five in the bottom half.
We knew we had to be sharp and give
them very few freebies, Medford head
coach Justin Hraby said. But we gave
up way too many freebies. We had opportunities early to blow the game wide
open, but we didnt come up with the key
hit. When you leave 11 runners on base,
it is hard to win.
Nick Drott doubled off Lakeland starter Brett Slavinsky to open the game and
scored on Taylor Shaws single. Lakeland answered with three in the bottom
half on three hits and a costly throwing
error. But Medford came right back in
the second to take a 4-3 lead.
Trenton Woebbeking walked and
Mikel Delzer singled with one out. Hunter Anderson singled and the ball got by
the leftfielder, allowing both runners to
score. Anderson later scored on a sacrifice fly to short left by Lloyd Bernatz.
The Raiders, though, eventually left the
bases loaded.
Lakeland scored four in the fourth
on three errors, two walks and two hits.
Drott drove in Woebbeking on a groundout in the fifth. But Hraby said three
mental errors were big in Lakelands
five-run bottom half.
Shaw, Brad Acker and Delzer had two
hits apiece. Hraby said Delzer and Woebbeking continued to provide an offensive
and defensive spark as they have earned
more playing time.
Brett Paul took the loss. In four-plus
innings, he allowed seven hits, three
walks and eight runs, six of which were
earned. He struck out three. Shaw did not
record an out, while allowing four hits, a
walk and four runs, three of which were
earned. Zach Smola pitched two scoreless frames.
Medford resumes conference play at
Northland Pines, today, Thursday, at 5

p.m. An often-rescheduled non-conference game at Wausau East will finally

take place on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Raiders go to Tomahawk on Tuesday and then will head to Miller Park in
Milwaukee to face Green Bay East at 5
p.m. on May 14. Medford is at Rhinelander the following day.

A-F tourney champions

Medford crushed the hosts 12-2 and
then beat Portage 8-7 to win the AdamsFriendship tournament on Saturday.
Portage had been ranked 10th in the
state in Division 2 and fell to 10-4 with
its loss to Medford in the championship
game. The Warriors beat Black River
Falls in their first game on Saturday 173. Medford and Portage hadnt met since
the Warriors beat the Raiders 10-6 in the
2006 WIAA Division 2 state semifinal.
This was a great win for us, Hraby
said. We have beaten the teams we
should beat, but we have been struggling
against the solid teams. Portage is a very
good Division 2 team. Hopefully this is
the type of win that gives us the confidence to play with anyone.
Acker, Nathan Gradberg and Delzer
had three hits apiece in the win. Brady
Loertscher and Delzer took care of the
pitching duties. Delzer got the win. In
three relief innings, he struck out four,
walked one and allowed three hits and
two runs, one of which was earned.
Mikel Delzer had a great game for
us, Hraby said. He was great at the
plate, proving he belongs at the varsity
level. He also pitched great and gave us a
great opportunity to win. He played with
such poise and confidence. Others fed off
of that in this big win.
A four-run top of the sixth put Medford ahead for good. The Raiders trailed
6-4 when Woebbeking doubled to deep
left-center. Delzer singled and advanced
on a wild pitch. A groundout and a popup threatened to kill the rally, but Shaws
single up the middle scored both runners. After Bernatz walked, Acker hit the
go-ahead single. Gradberg followed with
an RBI single of his own.
Delzer retired the Warriors in order
in the sixth, but they mounted a threat in
the bottom of the seventh. Patrick Austin reached on an error to start the inning. Delzer sandwiched two strikeouts
around a Mike Messer walk, but a Tyler
Beadry single scored Austin and sent
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Out at second base

Photo by Jim Oxley, The Lakeland Times

Medford shortstop Mikel Delzer flips to second baseman Trenton Woebbeking for
a forceout during Tuesdays 12-5 loss at Lakeland.
but Delzer struck out Cullin Jahn.
Portage scored the games first two
runs in the bottom of the first. Delzers
RBI single cut the lead in half in the top
of the second. TJ Bellenus sacrifice fly
put the Warriors up 3-1 in the bottom
half. Korishs RBI single made it 4-1.
Gradberg singled and scored on Pauls
double in the top of the fourth, but Ryan
Walz singled in a run for Portage in the
bottom half to make it 5-2. The Raiders
closed the gap to 5-4 in the top of the fifth.
Drott walked and Shaw reached on an
error. Acker scored both with a double.
Branson Rebot singled in a run for Portage in the bottom half.
Loertscher struck out two, walked
three and allowed three hits and five
runs in four innings. Three of the runs
were earned.
Medford needed just six innings to
put away the Green Devils in round one.
Smola returned to the site of one of his
best games a year ago and did the same
thing, striking out seven, walking just
one and scattering five hits while allowing two earned runs. Smola threw a complete-game four-hitter to beat the Devils
9-1 in last years tournament.
Zach needed a boost, Hraby said.
He really gave himself that with this
performance. He located his pitches well
and did a great job of keeping their hitters off balance.
Bernatz was three for four with three
RBIs. Acker and Paul each went two for
four with an RBI. Delzer went one for
four but drove in three.
Bernatz and Acker hit back-to-back
RBI doubles in the top of the first. A
three-run second boosted the lead to 5-0
as Shaw hit an RBI single and Bernatz
drove in two with a base hit, both with
two outs. Gradberg singled and scored on
Pauls double in the third.
Paul singled in the fifth and scored
on Woebbekings triple to right-center.
Jed Miller drove in Woebbeking with a
groundout to make it 8-1. A four-run sixth
put it away. Bernatz reached on an error
and Acker singled. Brett Hutchinsons
single drove in Loertscher, who ran for

Bernatz. After Anderson reached on an

error, Delzers three-run double cleared
the bases.

Mosinee stays atop GNC

With bookend six-spots on their inning-by-inning line score, the Mosinee

Indians slugged their way to an 18-8 win
at Raider Field on Thursday to remain
undefeated in Great Northern Conference play. The Indians are ranked fifth in
this weeks Division 2 state poll.
The Raiders briefly made a game of it,
cutting a 12-3 deficit to 12-8 with a five-run
rally in the sixth, only to see the Indians
put up their second six-run inning of the
night to put it away.
It was great to see the boys battle back
in the sixth, Hraby said. When you do
that though, you have to come out the
next inning and shut them down to keep
momentum in your dugout. We didnt do
that. We gave it right back to them.
Mosinees six-run first inning, however, put the Raiders in the hole they
couldnt dig out of. The Indians dinked
and dunked and took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues to score three.
Then Kalan McHugh crushed a Shaw offering, depositing it well over the rightfield fence for a three-run homer.
The Raiders loaded the bases with one
out against Mosinee starter Ben Vandehey and got two runs back in the bottom
of the first. Gradberg singled in one run.
Paul was hit by a pitch to force in the
other. Vandehey ended the rally with a
strikeout and by getting a ground ball.
Two errors extended Mosinees third
and leadoff hitter Landon Stepan made
the Raiders pay by drilling a three-run
homer to left-center, making it 9-2. It was
12-3 in the bottom of the sixth when Medford made it interesting.
Left-hander Chris Tomski took over
for Vandehey and retired two of the first
three hitters he faced. Bernatz drilled
a double to deep center to score Nick
Drott, who had walked. Walks to Jakob
Laub and Gradberg loaded the bases for

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Page 3

Gilman gets two blowout wins, but Rockets take the big one 7-1
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
Nineteen hits, a fair share of walks and a 15-run third
inning allowed the Gilman softball team to record its
most lopsided win of the season thus far, a 25-1 blowout
at Columbus Catholic on Tuesday.
Gilman won for the seventh time in its last eight
games to maintain its second-place position in the Eastern Cloverbelt Conference at 7-2. The Pirates improved
to 10-4 overall.
Four Pirates had at least three hits in the rout, led by
the lineups number-two hitter Kendall Skabroud, who
went four for five with a triple, three runs scored and
three driven in. She also walked once.
Taylor Hendricks belted her first high-school home
run while going three for three. She scored four times
and walked twice. Leadoff hitter Emily Johnson went
three for three, walked three times and scored four
runs. Kayla Chause was three for three with two walks
and scored four runs.
Gilman was up 5-0 through two innings and then sent
19 batters to the plate in the third-inning explosion.
Johnson went three innings to pick up the win in the
pitching circle. She struck out eight, walked two and allowed a hit in three innings. Skabroud struck out four
and allowed two hits. The Lady Dons got an unearned
fourth-inning run.
Gilman is back in action on Friday when it visits
Loyal-Granton, a team it beat 8-3 back on April 23. The
Pirates will play twice in Saturdays second annual
Gilman-Thorp Slamfest, facing Gilman at noon and
Medford at 2 p.m. The tournament features several solid
squads from the region with 16 games on four diamonds
at the two hosting schools.
Then its back to conference play on Tuesday with
a key doubleheader at Neillsville that starts at 4 p.m.
Greenwood comes to Gilman on May 14.

Rockets too much again

The Pirates figured they needed to beat the Spencer
Rockets in their Eastern Cloverbelt rematch on Friday
to have a chance at competing for the league title. But

Spencer further cemented its position atop the conference with a 7-1 win on Gilmans diamond.
Gilman mustered just four hits and one unearned
run against Spencer ace Macie Weber, who struck out
eight, walked just two and hit one in seven innings.
Really I thought we hit some balls harder than they
did, Gilman head coach Brian Phelps said.
But, Spencer had better placement on some hits and
the Rockets took advantage of a couple of key defensive
Three singles, the last by Colleen Arnold, put Spencer up 1-0 in the top of the second. Rockets Marisa Johnson and Brooke Kettleborough walked to start the third.
They were on second and third with one out, when a
sharp grounder by Weber was misplayed, allowing both
runners to score.
With two outs in the fourth, Courtney Buss doubled
to deep centerfield and scored when a near collision
between Skabroud, the leftfielder, and centerfielder
Shaelan Schmitt led to a dropped fly ball hit by Johnson.
Kettleborough singled up the middle to score Johnson
and give Spencer a 5-0 lead.
Both girls were trying to make a play, Phelps said.
Those are the types of errors you can live with.
That was more than enough for Weber, who worked
in and out of minimal trouble in the latter innings.
Gilman got on the board in the bottom of the fifth.
Mariah Person reached on a Spencer error with one out.
Pinch runner Amelia Olson scored when Spencer threw
the ball away on Schmitts bunt single. Gilman stranded
a runner in each of the last two innings.
Spencer put the game away with two runs in the
sixth. Buss hit an RBI double and the final run was unearned.
Johnson was two for four at the plate, while Schmitt
and Brooke Webster added hits. Websters hit was a
booming leadoff double to centerfield in the second. Weber left her there by getting two hard-hit balls right at
her outfielders and a strikeout.
Johnson allowed just two earned runs in the loss. She
struck out six and walked three. Spencer had nine hits.
Buss hit two doubles out of the ninth spot in the batting

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Friday, May 8
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Saturday, May 9
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Tuesday, May 12
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Thursday, May 14
Greenwood (H), 5 p.m.
Friday, May 15
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Thursday, May 14
Greenwood (H), 5 p.m.
Friday, May 15
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Friday, May 15
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Monday, May 11
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Tuesday, May 12
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Thursday, May 14
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Pines (E. River GC), V, 2 p.m.
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at Rhinelander, JV-4:30 p.m.,
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Saturday, May 9
at Gilman-Thorp Slamfest, V,
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Monday, May 11
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Tuesday, May 12
Tomahawk (H), V & JV, 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 14
Rhinelander (H), V, JV & JV2,
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Friday, May 15
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JV2-6 p.m.

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See SOFTBALL on page 13

Gloves it

Gilman rightfielder Mariah Person gloves the bouncing softball hit by Spencers Colleen Arnold during the
second inning of Fridays Eastern Cloverbelt contest. Arnolds single drove in the first run of the game.


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7, 2011

Three good efforts in losses to three good soccer foes

by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
The Medford Raiders girls soccer team got their second crack at the Lakeland Thunderbirds this season,

and nearly pulled off a major upset on the road against

one of the GNCs top teams. Tuesdays game was a much
closer contest than Lakelands 5-1 win over the Raiders
back on April 9, as the home Thunderbirds squeaked by
with just a 2-1 victory.
The girls are playing better, including Abbie Bergman in goal. We went back and forth with them, Medford head coach Dan Felix said.
The Raiders defense once again proved uncrackable
for large portions of the game. Lakeland entered the
game averaging 3.2 goals per game in conference, but
they couldnt get a shot past Bergman for the first 40
minutes. Olivia Killian bagged the Thunderbirds first
goal with only five minutes until halftime after Medford
failed to clear away a centering cross from Clara Schroeder.
Our defense didnt touch the ball to clear so they had
an easy shot from the six-yard box and Abbie couldnt
save it, Felix said.
The Raiders battled to get a tying goal, but ended
up conceding again in the 72nd minute when Morgan
Courtney got on the end of a through ball and beat Bergman to make it 2-0 Lakeland. Medford made several substitutions to try to get on the board, and the moves paid
off in the 79th minute when Sydney Emmerich fired a
shot past Thunderbirds keeper Brina Trapp after taking a pass from Courtney Sterzinger. The goal was Emmerichs fourth in GNC play and moved her into a tie
with Greta Saulic of Lakeland for fourth in the GNC in
Bergman has improved every match shes played after taking over as the starting keeper and will carry a
solid 2.5 goals against average into Medfords upcoming
matches. The Raiders have shown how much theyve
improved over their past two games, only losing by a
combined 4-1 to two solid soccer programs. Against
Lakeland and Assumption earlier this season, they
were defeated by a combined 11-2.
Medford (2-7-2) returns to the pitch tomorrow, Friday, in Phillips for a non-conference game. The Loggers
previously bested the Raiders 4-1 on April 20. Medford
gets back into conference play with a tough test against
Northland Pines next Tuesday at home and will be on
the road for a GNC match against Newman Catholic
next Thursday. All three games have 5 p.m. start times.

Loss to Assumption
Dropping back

Photo by Bryan Wegter

Medford midfielder Brianna Martin (20) was forced to

help out her defense after Rhinelanders Sydney Zettler
nearly found a clear path to the goal late in last Thursdays game. The GNC-leading Hodags came out with
the 6-0 win.

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beginning of this season, the final result ended up being the same against the Assumption Royals in a nonconference game last Friday. Medford opened its 2015
season with a 6-1 loss to the Royals back on April 7,
but a strong defensive effort kept the game close until
Assumption netted two penalty kick goals in the final
quarter hour to take a 2-0 victory at Stetsonville elementary.
We held them pretty good. Coming off our game
against Rhinelander and to play Assumption like this
was great. Abbie is getting better and better every day,
Medford head coach Dan Felix said.
Bergman, and the rest of the Raiders defense, held
firm and was able to keep the defending Division 4 state

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half and much of the second half as well. Medford had
chances to strike at Assumption on the counter attack,
but Royals goalie Gena Grundhoffer was able to stop all
seven shots she faced in the game.
Both sides played a very physical brand of soccer,
and in the end it cost the Raiders much more dearly.
The girls learned a lot about playing this team from
the first game. We knew they were going to be physical
and some of the girls came out aggressive, Felix said.
In the 79th minute, an Assumption forward was brought
down in the penalty area by a hard challenge, giving the
Royals a penalty kick and the chance to take the lead.
Gracie Wendels took the shot and put it into the lower
right corner to bag the games first goal.
Medford had a golden chance to equalize in the 84th
minute, but another bout of poor finishing kept the
Raiders from notching a game-tying goal. Medford was
awarded a corner kick and Vanessa Laher crossed the
ball into the box. It bounced through two Assumption
defenders before coming to the feet of Jessica Pai five
yards from the goal line. Even with Grundhoffer defending the near post, Pais shot wasnt strong enough to get
past the Royals keeper. Grundhoffer gave up a rebound,
but Ciera Danens second chance shot was blasted over
the crossbar from point blank range.
The scoring situation has to improve. Were still
looking for someone to step up. Sydney has the speed,
but struggles to put it away sometimes. Our finishing
is very disappointing so far. The shots are there, were
just not getting goals, Felix said.
With their best chance wasted, the Raiders gave up
another penalty kick in the 89th minute. Wendels again
was up to the task and placed the shot just past the outstretched hand of Bergman to put the Royals up 2-0 and
end the game.

Loss to Rhinelander
Medfords three game unbeaten streak in the GNC
came to a crashing end after a 6-0 loss to the visiting
Rhinelander Hodags last Thursday. The Hodags entered
the game undefeated and on top of the conference and
left no doubts they are the class of the GNC this season.
Facing the top offense in the conference, the Raiders
pulled extra numbers back to help defend their goal.
Emmerich played as the lone attacker and got several
chances on counterattacks in the game, but none that
really troubled Rhinelander keeper Sarah Babcock.
With eight or nine players behind the ball, Medford was
able to smother the Hodags offensive chances and held
firm for the first half hour of the contest before Rhinelanders precision passing finally broke through their
lines. Hodag winger Alayna Franson fired a shot past
Medford keeper Bergman in the 30th minute to break
the deadlock. After the goal, the floodgates opened.
The Raiders made containing playmaking midfielder Gabby Millot a priority in the contest. Tabbert and
Danen shut down several runs by Millot in the first half,
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Thursday, May 7, 2015


Page 5

Rib Lake blows out two North

foes; falls to Marathon and Athens
by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
Rib Lake got a taste of baseball life in the southern
half of the Marawood during a 10-0 non-conference loss
at home on Tuesday against the Marathon Red Raiders.
The Marawood South-leading Raiders entered the
game with a 10-1 record and in the midst of a four-game
winning streak after suffering their only loss of the season to Division 2 powerhouse Mosinee on April 27.
We couldnt put hits together and left runners on
base. It was good for us to face a really good team like
Marathon, playing better teams will make us better,
Rib Lake head coach Dick Iverson said.
Raiders pitcher Matt Braun held the Redmen in
check throughout the game. He gave up only four hits
and two walks over the six inning game, while striking
out two.
Braun was good. He got ahead and we chased pitches. He was definitely not overpowering, but was good at
changing speeds to keep us off balance, Iverson said.
Marathon scored three runs off Rib Lake starter Jordan Cardey in the top of the first. Cardey set them down
1-2-3 in the second, but surrendered four more runs in
the third as the Raiders tagged him for four hits. Joe
Frombach relieved Cardey and surrendered three more
runs over the final two innings.
Cardey went four innings and struck out two while
giving up two walks, eight hits and seven earned runs.
Carter Hopkins led the team with two base hits, while
Dalton Strebig and Cardey collected a base knock each.
Ryan Gassner homered to lead the Raiders. Landen
Williamson was a perfect four for four, including a
double. Karter Underwood cracked a pair of doubles for
The Redmen return to Marawood North action when
they travel to Edgar Thursday, tonight. On Monday,
theyll host Chequamegon in a critical game for position
atop the North. Both games have 4:45 p.m. first pitches.
Weve got some big games coming gown the stretch.
If we play well were capable of winning all of our remaining conference games, Iverson said, We have
time yet to clear some things up, like not being patient
at the plate and chasing bad pitches. Pitching weve
been pretty good and defensively weve been consistent.
We dont make a lot of errors, but when we do theyve
been costly.

Blowout over Prentice

After suffering a narrow defeat to Athens on Friday,
the Redmen rebounded in style with a 12-1 victory over
the visiting Prentice-Butternut Buccaneers on Monday.
We played pretty well. We took advantage of some
errors and walks, Iverson said.
Bryan Solis Arenivas got the start for Rib Lake and
only gave up one walk and three hits, while striking out
eight, to the Buccaneers over four innings of work.
Strebig drew a walk off Prentice-Butternut starter
Taylor Brayton to leadoff the bottom of the first. Ewan
singled to move him up and he would come around to
score the games first run on an error by the Buccaneers
off the bat of Arenivas. All told, Rib Lake scored five
runs in the first. They added four more to their lead in
the second, with Strebig again setting the table with a
leadoff single. The Redmen added two more runs in the
third. Ewan scored the innings first run after Arenivas
bombed a double to deep center field. Rib Lake added
their 12th run in the fourth.
Frombach relieved Arenivas for the fifth inning and
struck out two while giving up one hit.
The Redmen tallied nine hits and seven walks as a
team. Austin Ewan led the way by going two for four.
Strebig, Cardey, Arenivas and Kyle Matyka all rapped
hits in the win.

Loss to Athens
Last Fridays game between the Redmen and Athens
had been circled as a crucial game in the race for the
Marawood North title this year. The game lived up to its
billing as the Blue Jays defeated Rib Lake in a closelycontested 2-0 game. One huge missed opportunity, failing to score a run after loading the bases with no outs in
the top of the first, stands out as the most glaring reason
the Redmen couldnt topple Athens.
Both squads sent out ace pitchers. Shane Coker, the
reigning Marawood North Player of the Year, started
for the Blue Jays while Jerry Reinhardt took the mound
for Rib Lake.
Coker entered the game with a 1.75 ERA, but had

been a bit wild in 2015 so far. He had walked 12 batters

in 12 innings pitched, but the Redmen were only able to
draw three walks in the game.
Strebig was a bright spot for Rib Lake. He led off the
top of the first with a sharp single to left-center on the
first pitch from Coker. Ewan reached base on an error
by Athens shortstop Lane Tessmer and moved Strebig
to second. After an Arenivas walk, it looked like the
Redmen had a golden chance to do some major damage.
But Coker settled in and struck out Cardey to notch
the first out. Reinhardt stepped to the plate and took two
quick strikes to go down in the count. The third pitch
was low and outside, but Reinhardt chased the pitch to
record the second out of the inning. Blue Jays catcher Tony Thurs couldnt hold onto the strike, and Rib
Lakes runners took off, thinking they could advance on
a dropped third strike, though the bases were loaded.
Before the Redmen could realize their mistake, Thurs
fired the ball over to Marshall Westfall at first, where
he tagged Arenivas scrambling back to the base to end
the inning. The bungled base-running put an end to Rib
Lakes best opportunity to score in the game.
The story is weve gotta put the ball in play when
we have guys on base. That was a crucial moment of the
game, Iverson said.
Reinhardt got Jake Stange on a flyout to start the
bottom half of the first. Thurs singled, but was gunned
down by Strebig trying to take second with Coker at the
plate. Coker singled to left field, but Tessmer flied out to
center field to end the threat.
Reinhardt took down the Blue Jays in order in the
second and ran into a bit of trouble in the third, but he
was able to work out of the jam. He struck out Jared
Diers to start the inning, but surrendered a single to
Lane Nicholds and a walk to Stange. Thurs flew out to
left field and Coker went to first on an intentional walk.
With the bases loaded, Reinhardt got Tessmer to a full
count before punching him out on a pitch outside to escape the inning.
After the Redmen went down in order in the fourth,
Athens offense finally broke through. Westfall led off
the bottom of the inning with a single and moved up to
second on a Collin Ellenbecker base hit. Stange grounded into a 6-3 putout, but was able to move the runners
up. Diers loaded the bases after reaching on an error by
third baseman Noah Weinke. The Redmen committed
another error on the next batter as a grounder off the
bat of Nicholds plated Westfall to break the 0-0 deadlock.
Stange reached base on a fielders choice with the Redmen able to throw out Ellenbecker heading home. Thurs
plated Athens second run of the game with a single to
left that scored Diers. Reinhardt was able to get Coker to
ground out to Cardey at second to end the frame.
Jerry pitched a good game. We gave up a string
of hits and combined with some errors, that cost us
the game. We had runners on in every inning but just
couldnt come through with the big hit. That game
couldve gone either way, Iverson said.
Strebig singled and was able to advance to third on
an error, but thats as close as the Redmen would get
to scoring over the next three innings. Reinhardt kept
the Blue Jays off the board as well and punched out four
over his next two innings of work.
Coker went the complete seven innings and struck
out nine while giving up only three hits to earn the win,
pushing his conference record to 2-0. Reinhardt went six
innings for Rib Lake and struck out seven while giving
up two walks and eight hits. The loss dropped his record
to 1-2 in the Marawood North.
Strebig had two base hits in the game to lead the Redmen, while Carter Hopkins picked up the teams third
hit on a single in the sixth inning.

Win over Abbotsford

Rib Lake got its first look at Abbotsfords ball club
this season and had no trouble putting away the Falcons
20-3 last Thursday.
Abbotsford has a young and inexperienced team
and we took advantage of some errors and walks to get
the win. We hit the ball well, Iverson said.
The Redmen scored two runs in the top of the first
and doubled their lead with two more in the second. Rib
Lake broke the game open in the middle innings. After
six runs in the third and seven in the fourth, the Redmen held a 17-0 lead before the Falcons got a run past
Cardey in the bottom of fourth. Rib Lake added three
more runs in the fifth while Abbotsford scored two runs
off reliever Frombach.

Ewan sacrifice

Photo by Bryan Wegter

Rib Lakes Austin Ewan attempts to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move up Dalton Strebig at first base in the
third inning of the Redmens game in Athens on Friday.
He got under the ball, however, and popped out.
Ewan led the way by going three for five at the dish
and had three RBIs. Strebig had two hits and drove in
three runs while Arenivas collected two hits and three
RBIs. Weinke was a perfect two for two at the plate and
also had two RBIs. Frombach and Reinhardt had a hit
each. The Redmen banged out 11 hits and drew nine
walks in the win.
Cardey got the win over four innings pitched. He
gave up four walks and two hits while striking out two.
Frombach pitched the final inning and gave up one hit.

Games in Merrill and Spirit start

the 2015 Dairyland League season
Another season of Dairyland League baseball
starts on Sunday with two games involving local
The Interwald Woodticks will open their season
at Mohr Field to take on the host Spirit Twins at 1:30
p.m., while, at the same time, the Whittlesey Reds will
start their season by visiting the Merrill Rangers.
The league has expanded to 13 teams this season.
The teams will play each other once in a round-robin,
12-game schedule. Minocqua has dropped out of the
Dairyland League, but the Marshfield Chaparrals and
Tomahawk Titans have returned. The newly-formed
Rock Falls Gunners, from the Irma area, have also
Among other local squads, the Rib Lake Osprey
will start their season on Friday, May 15 by hosting
the Spirit Twins at 7:30 p.m. The Westboro Trojans
will open at Whittlesey on Sunday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.
The Greenwood Gamecocks will start their second
league season on Saturday, May 23 when they host
Rock Falls at Spirit at 1:30 p.m.
The final day of the Dairyland League season will
be Saturday, Aug. 1, unless games need to be made up
the following day.
That Sunday night, Aug. 2, the Wisconsin Baseball
Association will hold its tournament seeding meeting. The WBA semifinals will be played the following
weekend, Aug. 7-9, at Rib Lake (hosted by Interwald),
River Falls, Coon Valley and Haugen (hosted by the
Haugen Knights). The Haugen Hornets host this
years WBA Finals Aug. 14-16.



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kree finishes fourth at Indianhead; Scholl shines at Nekoosa

by Sports Editor Matt Frey
Medfords Klayton Kree and Chas
Lehman got on the individual scoreboard with top-10 finishes in Tuesdays
second Great Northern Conference golf
meet of the spring.
Kree had a solid round of 88 on
Mosinees par-72 Indianhead Golf Course
to finish fourth out of 35 varsity golfers.
That score gave him seven points in the
GNCs individual season standings and
vaulted him to sixth place through two
meets. Kree was 6-over-par on the front
nine with a 42 and shot a 46 on the back
nine. Kree birdied the 374-yard, par-four
second hole.
Lehman got two points with a ninthplace finish. He shot a 92 (44-48) to earn
Medfords second-best score of the day.
His round included a birdie on the parfour, 418-yard eighth hole.
As a team, the Raiders finished fourth
with a score of 373. They were one place
higher than they were a week ago at
Tomahawk. With seven team points, the
Raiders sit in fifth place, two points behind Rhinelander and Northland Pines.
Lakeland won Tuesdays meet with a
score of 355, seven shots over meet-one
winner Antigo. Antigo holds a 13-12 lead

over the T-Birds. After clipping Medford

by one shot last week, Northland Pines
was three shots better than the Raiders
on Tuesday with a score of 370. Rhinelander, who was second last week, slid to
fifth with a 392.
Mosinee (402) and Tomahawk (412)
rounded out Tuesdays team scores. They
are tied for sixth place with three points
Mike Knight, Tyler Kadlecek and
Spenser Scholl rounded out Medfords
lineup. Knight posted a 96 (47-49) that included a birdie on the par-four, 391-yard
fourth hole. Kadlecek shot a 97 (48-49)
in his first GNC meet and parred three
holes, including the 17th and 18th holes.
Scholl had a tough day on the back nine
and finished with a 98 (46-52). He had four
pars, including three on the front nine.
Lakelands Curtis Geiger and Dan
Donovan shot a 77 and 78 respectively to
again finish first and second. They lead
the individual standings with 20 and 18
points. AJ Skarbek of Northland Pines
was third on Tuesday, shooting an 82. He
climbs into fourth place in the standings
with 10.5 points, one point behind Antigos Zach Falk. Falk shot an 89 on Tuesday to tie his teammate Luke Schroeder
for fifth in the meet.

The third GNC meet of the spring is

set for Friday at 2 p.m. at Rhinelanders
Northwood Golf Club. Medford will host
Tomahawk on Monday in a nine-hole
varsity and JV dual meet at Tee-Hi Golf
Course that starts at 4:30 p.m.
GNC meets four and five will be Tuesday at Antigo and May 14 at Northland

Scholls 84 leads team

Scholl shot a fine round of 84 to lead
Medford to a seventh-place team finish
in the Large School Division and ninth
overall in the 20-team Nekoosa Invitational Thursday on The Pines course at
Lake Arrowhead.
Scholl, a sophomore, had a strong run
of six straight pars on holes one through
six, a stretch that includes a 517-yard
par five and four 350-yard plus par fours.
He wound up with a 7-over-par 43 on the
front nine after two double bogeys and a
triple. But he was consistent on the back
nine, recording a 5-over-par 41 that included four pars and five bogeys.
Scholl placed eighth in the individual
standings and sixth among Large School
golfers. Dawson Hinz of Baraboo was the
meet medalist with a 77. Derek Michalski of Marshfield and Mike Contino of

Baraboo each shot 81s. Charlie Okray of

Stevens Point II and Sam Marks of Berlin
both shot 82s. Hunter Gage of Marathon
and Taylor Thomas of Stevens Point I
carded 83s.
Kree shot a 93 (49-44) that included a
birdie on the 162-yard, par-three 17th
hole. Knight finished with a score of 95
(49-46). He parred the 17th and the parfive 460-yard 18th holes, as well as the parthree seventh and par-four 12th. Lehman
posted a 96 (47-49) that included four pars.
Freshman Dain Strick made his varsity debut and shot a 103 (50-53) that included pars on the 17th and 18th holes as
well as the 516-yard par-five ninth hole.
Baraboo shot a 345 to edge Stevens
Point I by one stroke and Stevens Point II
by two shots for the team championship.
Marshfield shot a 349. Wausau West and
Berlin both carded 360s, with Berlin winning the Small School Division. Reedsburg (362) and Marathon (365) were just
ahead of Medford (368).
The rest of the team scores were: 10.
Newman Catholic, 371; 11. WautomaWild Rose, 383; 12. D.C. Everest, 386; 13.
Westfield, 393; 14. Wisconsin Rapids, 408;
15. Mosinee and Nekoosa, 409; 17. AdamsFriendship and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, 447; 19. Amherst, 522; 20. Black
River Falls, incomplete.

Raiders bounce back from Mosinee loss with two easy GNC wins
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
Kaitlin Walsh continued her recent
tear by going hitting three doubles and
driving in four runs to lead the Medford
softball teams 17-hit barrage in a 16-1,
four-inning win at Lakeland on Tuesday.
Most of the damage came in the fourth,
when the Raiders piled 13 runs on the
Thunderbirds, who remained winless in
Great Northern Conference play at 0-6.
Medford, meanwhile, won its second
straight game after losing Thursday at
league-leading Mosinee. At 5-1, the Raiders are in second place in the GNC, a
half-game ahead of 5-2 Antigo and Rhinelander. Mosinee is 6-0.
Sydney Elsner and Chelsea Rausch
each had three hits and Jenice Clausnitzer added a pair of extra-base hits in
the fourth inning as Medford improved
to 10-4 overall.
Chelsea did a nice job getting her
bunts down and two of Sydneys hits
came on perfectly-placed bunts, head
coach Virgil Berndt said.
Rauschs first hit was a first-inning
single. She scored on Walshs double.
Two passed balls allowed Walsh to score.
Alyssa Loertschers sacrifice fly in the
third made it 3-0. Then the bats came to
life in the fourth.
Tori Lammar started the inning with

a single and stole second. She scored

when Clausnitzer lined a triple. Rauschs
hit scored Clausnitzer. Walsh doubled
and Kayla Hartl tripled to drive in runs.
After singles by Elsner and Loertscher,
Jenna Klemm came off the bench and
doubled in a run. Clausnitzer added a
double, Rausch singled again and Walsh
doubled. Hailee Clausnitzer singled and
Elsner doubled before the inning finally
Three Medford pitchers had little
trouble keeping Lakeland off the scoreboard. Hartl struck out five and allowed
a hit in two innings. Elsner struck out
one and allowed a hit in the third. Hailee
Clausnitzer walked two and allowed a
run and a hit in the fourth.
If the weather holds, Medford will get
plenty of game action in the next week.
It starts tonight, Thursday, with a trip to
Northland Pines, the GNCs other winless squad. The Raiders then have a key
trip to Rhinelander on Friday. Its the
first of two meetings within a week between the GNC contenders. Those games
start at 5 p.m.
The Raiders will play three games in
the Gilman-Thorp Slamfest on Saturday.
Theyll start at 10 a.m. in Thorp against
Arcadia. Theyll play the Gilman Pirates
at 2 p.m. and the Hurley Midgets at 4 p.m.
in Gilman.

2015 Gilman-Thorp Slamfest

Saturday, May 9
Gilman Field 1 (North)
Hurley vs. Stratford, 10 a.m.
Gilman vs. Athens, noon
Gilman vs. Medford, 2 p.m.
Grantsburg vs. Athens, 4 p.m.

Gilman Field 2 (South)

Chequamegon vs. Glenwood City, 10 a.m.
Glenwood City vs. Stratford, noon
Grantsburg vs. Hurley, 2 p.m.
Hurley vs. Medford, 4 p.m.

Thorp Field 1 (West)

Thorp vs. Grantsburg, 10 a.m.
Thorp vs. S.P. Pacelli, noon
Arcadia vs. Marathon, 2 p.m.
Arcadia vs. Chequamegon, 4 p.m.

Thorp Field 2 (East)

Arcadia vs. Medford, 10 a.m.
Spencer vs. Marathon, noon
Chequamegon vs. S.P. Pacelli, 2 p.m.
Stratford vs. Spencer, 4 p.m.

15-run rule in 3 innings applies

One hour, 50 minute time limit per game.
International tiebreaker after seven innings.
Concessions available at both sites.

Then its on to Wausau East on Monday for a non-conference game with the
Lumberjacks. Finally, the Raiders return to their home field on Tuesday to
face Tomahawk while starting a critical
three-game home stretch. Rhinelander is
in town on May 14, followed the next day
by Mosinee.

No hits for Hatchets

In what Berndt called Medfords most
complete outing in some time, the Raiders scored 10 runs over the last three innings and Hartl and Elsner combined for
a five-inning no-hitter in Fridays 11-0
win at Tomahawk.
Hartl struck out seven and walked
one in four innings. Alex Bellile drew a
one-out free pass in the first inning and
was the only Hatchet to reach base. She
nearly reached base again while leading
off the fourth. But Lammar, Medfords
catcher, pounced on her surprise bunt
and threw a bullet to second baseman
Jenice Clausnitzer, who was alertly covering first, to get the out and preserve the
Elsner struck out one in a one-twothree fifth to finish it.
Berndt said the teams offensive performance was encouraging. The top
four in the order was responsible for
eight of Medfords 11 hits, led by Walshs
three-for-four performance. She clubbed
a three-run homer to cap Medfords
four-run third inning and added an RBI
double in the fourth. Rausch was two
for three and scored twice, while Jenice
Clausnitzer was two for four and scored
twice. Hartl was one for four, but that
hit was a run-scoring double in the first,
driving in Walsh, who had singled with
two outs and moved to second on a wild
Loertscher broke out of her recent
slump with two hard-hit doubles. Hailee
Clausnitzer added punch to the bottom of
the order with a hit, two runs scored and
two driven in.
After Walshs homer put Medford up
5-0, the Raiders put it away with a fourrun fourth. Loertscher led off with the
first of her doubles. She scored on Hailee
Clausnitzers one-out single. Clausnitzer
stole second and scored on her sister
Jenices base hit. Rausch drove in Claus-

nitzer with a hit and scored on Walshs

Hailee Clausnitzers sacrifice fly in the
fifth scored Loertscher, who had doubled
again. Rauschs single scored Klemm,
who had walked.
We finally put it all together, Berndt
said. They were coming off a good 5-3
game with Rhinelander. We hit the ball
well and got our bunts down.

Shut out at Mosinee

On Thursday, the Raiders just
couldnt generate enough offense to stay
with Mosinee in an 8-0 loss on the GNC
leaders home diamond.
The Indians, who return the majority
of their 2014 WIAA Division 2 state championship team, did what good teams do
by taking advantage of any opening Medford gave them.
Berndt was happy with the way Medford swung the bats against Mosinees
standout pitcher Rochelle Koshalek. The
Raiders only struck out six times and
hit some balls hard. Unfortunately, only
two balls fell in for hits. Both were in the
same inning.
That was the top of the fourth. With
Mosinee leading 2-0, Jenice Clausntizer
led off with a single and was bunted to
second by Rausch. Walsh singled and
stole second to put the tying run in scoring position. But Hartl hit a liner right
at shortstop Katie Zimick. Koshalek got
the third out by getting Elsner to fly out
to right. Elsner was the only other Raider
to reach first base. She got on base on a
two-out error in the seventh.
A couple of lapses in bunt coverage led
to a run-scoring groundout by Mosinees
Autumn Michlig and a two-out RBI single from Zimick in the first. A three-run
fourth broke it open. Koshalek hit a twoout, two-run homer. Zimick added an RBI
single two batters later.
Koshalek belted a run-scoring double
and Zimick hit her third RBI single in a
three-run sixth.
Hartl struck out five and walked three
in five innings. She allowed eight hits
and five runs, four of which were earned.
Elsner struck out two in the sixth. She
allowed four hits and three runs, two of
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Katelynn Monson and Camryn Skabroud each earned

their first event victories of the spring to help lead the
Gilman girls track and field team to a third-place finish at Thursdays seven-team Cornell-Lake Holcombe
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Two weeks before hosting the Eastern Cloverbelt

Conference meet, the Gilman track and field squads
continued to improve results, experiment with the lineup and gear up for the seasons home stretch while hosting a five-team invite on Tuesday.
The Lady Pirates scored 68 points to beat conference
foes Owen-Withee (46) and Colby (39) and place third in
the meet, which was won by Cadott with 108 points. Ladysmith was second with 82 points.
The boys got four wins, two from Ethan Aldinger,
but couldnt keep pace with the rest of the field. The Pirates were fifth with 57 points, just behind Owen-Withee (68), Ladysmith (64) and Colby (63). Cadott completed
a sweep of the team titles with 114 points.
In the girls meet, Gilman did much of its scoring in
the field events, winning three times. Senior Rachel
Heier won both of the throwing events to lead the way.
Her season-best throw of 89 feet, 1 inch in the discus
gave her a comfortable margin of victory. Kelly Flackey
of Ladysmith was nearly 12 feet behind at 77-5. Heiers
toss of 28-1 in the shot put gave her a 9-inch margin over
Caodtts Morgan Spaeth. Flackey was third at 25-11. Gilmans Amanda Dahl added a point in the shot put with
a toss of 24-4. She was 10th in the discus at 55-2.
Kyla Schoene won the high jump competition, beating five other entrants by clearing 4-4. Abby Bullard of
Ladysmith and Charlene Holte of Cadott tied for second
at 4-2. The Pirates did some damage in the triple jump.
Katelynn Monson led the way with a second-place jump
of 30-2.5, her best jump so far. The only jumper better
was Cadotts Elizabeth Kyes at 33-5.5. Schoene was third
at 29-7.25, triple jumping for the first time this spring.
Makaylen Skabroud got the fifth-place point at 27-10.25,
also jumping for the first time this season. Camryn Skabroud was seventh at a season-best 26-9.5.
Makaylen Skabroud went 14-3.5 in the long jump, setting a season-best mark and earning second place, 2.75
inches behind Ladysmiths Megan Effertz. Schoene was
fifth at 13-4.75. Mackenzie Webster was 12th at 11-5.
Desire Budzinski was Gilmans lone winner on the
track. She pushed through the wind halfway through
the race and pulled away to win the 400-meter dash in
1:07.59, beating Cadotts Lakin Rykal by 2.79 seconds.
Budzinski also took fourth in the 100-meter dash at 14.58
seconds, while Hailey Zach was 14th in 16.5 seconds.
Zach was 10th in the 200-meter dash at 33.96 seconds.
Camryn Skabroud was one of the meets bright spots
in her individual races. First, she passed Ladysmiths
Aleya Steckel on the last lap and took fifth in the

1,600-meter run at 6:34.99, just off her season-best time.

Later on, she tracked down two of three Colby Hornets
who were running ahead of her in the last 150 meters of
the 800-meter race finished third in 2:53.78, 0.4 seconds
behind Colbys Kaylie Donahue. Joanna Riihinen of
Owen-Withee won in 2:50.49.
Mackenzie Elwood was fourth in the 300-meter low
hurdles at 1:01.66.
Elwood, Webster, Monson and Makaylen Skabroud
were fourth in the 400-meter relay at 58.68 seconds. Ladysmith won easily in 54.85 seconds, 3.16 seconds ahead
of Cadott. Zach, Camryn Skabroud, Elwood and Makaylen Skabroud were second in a two-team race in the
1,600-meter relay. They finished in 5:18.72. Cadott won
in 4:35.35.
Taking a break from the long jump, where hes been
hovering around the 20-foot mark, Aldinger stuck to the
sprints in Tuesdays boys meet.
He pushed ahead of Owen-Withees Bryce Niemi by
0.24 seconds and won the 100-meter dash in 12.32 seconds. Teammate Bobby Quinnell was 14th in 15.56 seconds. Later, Aldinger made another strong push in the
second half of the race to win the 200-meter dash in 24.55
seconds, 0.48 seconds ahead of Ladysmiths Kyle Lehman. Tyler Boie just missed getting the fifth-place point,
taking sixth for Gilman in 26.88 seconds.
Senior Colton Schmitt earned another discus victory Tuesday. His best throw sailed 144-1 to easily beat
Owen-Withees Will Maki (131-9). Quinnell was seventh
at 89-7 and Parker Rosemeyer was 12th at 76-5. Schmitt
added two fourth-place points in the shout put with a
toss of 37-11.5. Quinnell was seventh (31-5.5) and Rosemeyer was ninth (30-7.5).
Gilman started things on the track with a win in the
3,200-meter relay. Bryce Sromek, Tyler Swoboda, Ryan
Tkachuk and Anthony Guentner finished in 9:45.97,
beating Colby by 4.12 seconds. Boie, Schmitt, Travis
Lato and Aldinger ran the 800-meter relay in 1:41.82 to
take second, 0.17 seconds ahead of Cadott and 2.93 seconds behind Ladysmith. Schmitt, Lato, Swoboda and
Ryan Tkachuk were second in the 1,600-meter relay at


by Sports Editor Matt Frey


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7, 2011

Swan, Thums win twice; Rib Lake teams 3rd and 4th at Stratford
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
Hunter Swan and Mariah Thums each
won twice to lead Rib Lakes track and
field squads in Thursdays Stratford Invitational.
Swan won the 100-meter and 400-meter
dashes and took fourth in both throws
to lead the boys to a fourth-place finish
in the eight-team meet. Thums won the
1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs to help
the girls take third out of seven teams.
Swan joined Nick Eisner and Ricky
Boomer as individual winners for the
boys, who scored 92 points to beat Colby
(84), Prentice (41), Athens (28) and Wisconsin Valley Lutheran (2). Stratford
had 150 points to outscore Auburndale
(106) and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption
(105) and win the meet.
Swans 100-meter win came with a
time of 12.29 seconds. He beat Stratfords
Jesse Dickmann by 0.11 seconds. His
400-meter time was 54.57 seconds. He beat
Stratfords Kyle Giebel by 0.4 seconds to
win it. Eisner was eighth in 1:02.5 and
Donald Dums was 11th in 1:05.14. Dums
later took second in the 3,200-meter run
at 11:25.16. Conner Dolan of Assumption
won that race in 10:44.15.
Hunters time has been coming down
in the 400, which is good, Rib Lake head
coach Mark Krommenacker said Friday.

He was at 54.5. Were hoping to get him

under 54 quickly. He knows he has some
things to tweak and work on to get his
time down there.
Eisner contributed 18 individual
points in the jumps. He won the long
jump with a distance of 18 feet, 2.5 inches. His main competition, Jesse Isaacson
of Prentice, scratched on all three of his
jumps. Prentices Dalton Rohde was second with a jump of 17-10.25. Rib Lakes
Zach Makovsky was ninth at 15-9.25. Isaacson won the triple jump at 40-10.5, while
Eisner nabbed second place at 39-3.5.
Boomer won the 110-meter high hurdles in 19.16 seconds, edging Abbotsfords
Tyler Kunze by 1.07 seconds. He ran the
300-meter intermediate hurdles in 50.2
seconds to take second, 0.75 seconds
ahead of Stratfords Chris Zuelke. Kolt
Linzmeier of Assumption won it in 44.26
Swan threw the discus 103 feet, while
Cody Blomberg got the eighth-place point
at 86-5 and Josh Probst was 18th. Swan
thew the shot put 37-5.5, while Blomberg
was 13th at 30-11.5. Kasey Kollmansberger of Abbotsford won both events with
throws of 134-6 and 49-5.75.
Damon Lueck, Dums, Probst and Eisner got third in the 3,200-meter race at
9:51.13. They trailed Assumption (8:54.97)
and Colby (9:43.2). Makovsky, Lueck,

Cody Blomberg and Jordan Blomberg

took fourth in the 400-meter relay at 52.94
seconds and Jordan Blomberg, Boomer,
Makovsky and Cody Blomberg were
sixth in the 1,600-meter race at 4:20.74.
Probst got a point by taking eighth in
the 800-meter run at 2:30.91. Lueck was
10th in the 1,600-meter run at 5:31.13 and
Probst was right behind him at 5:43.02.
In the girls meet, Thums win in the
1,600-meter race came with a time of
6:01.71. She finished with a comfortable
10.59-second margin over Abbotsfords
Jenny Kocian. Her 3,200-meter time was
13:04.55, good for a 31.2-second margin
over runner-up Emily Gurtner of Colby.
Mariah had personal bests in both
the mile and two-mile, so that was nice to
see, Krommenacker said.
Thums also tied teammate Bryanne
Bruger for 10th in the discus. Both had
throws of 64-1. Bruger added a 10th-place
throw of 24-7.5 in the shot put.
Ciara Scheithauer continued her recent success in the 400-meter dash, winning it with a time of 1:07.05. She nudged
past Stratfords Johnelle Miner by 0.53
seconds. Scheithauer was fourth in the
200-meter dash at 29.43 seconds, 1.11 seconds behind winner Jaelyn Friedenfels
of Abbotsford, and she was fourth in the
100-meter dash at 14.3 seconds, a race
won by Stratfords Emily Hanke in 13.74

seconds. Rib Lakes Casey Scheithauer

was 10th in 14.84 seconds, Emily Espinoza was 16th and Caitlyn Fitzl was 27th.
Espinoza had a strong showing in the
800-meter run later in the meet, taking
fourth in 2:49.94. Miner won in 2:41.22.
Ciara Scheithauer cleared 4-4 to tie for
fifth in the high jump. Michaela Blomberg was eighth at 4 feet. Blomberg took
fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles in
21.23 seconds.
Espinoza, Casey Scheithauer, Blomberg and Fitzl teamed up to take third in
the 1,600-meter relay at 5:04.6. Stratford
won in 4:27.99. Casey Scheithauer, Blomberg, Corissa Scheithauer and Fitzl were
eighth in the 400-meter relay at 1:03.43
Corissa Scheithauer was 12th in the
triple jump at 25-5 and 17th in the long
jump at 11-5.25. Espinoza was 16th in the
long jump at 11-6.75.
Stratford (222) and Abbotsford (145)
were far ahead of the rest of the field in
the team standings. Rib Lakes 66.5 points
clipped Assumption by a point and a half
and Prentice by two. Colby (43) was sixth
and Athens (20) was seventh.
Rib Lake hosts its annual meet today,
Thursday, at 4:30 p.m. with Chequamegon, Phillips and Prentice expected
to attend. The Redmen are at Edgars
Schultz Invitational on Monday and the
Flambeau Invitational on May 14.

Losing streak hits eight for RL softball with three North defeats
by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
For the second straight game, the Rib Lake Lady
Redmen showed that no lead, no matter how large, is
safe once their bats come to life. The Prentice-Butternut
Buccaneers blasted the Redmen for 10 runs over the
first four innings, but the home side was able to rally
and kept the game from ending after five innings.
It wasnt quite enough however, as the Buccaneers
escaped the Marawood North game on with a 14-9 victory and extend Rib Lakes losing skid to eight games.
Errors cost us. I think were at a level where we can
beat a team like Prentice. We didnt get our heads down
after falling behind 8-0. At the beginning of last week,

the girls wouldve dropped their heads and it wouldve

been 16-0. They battled back, they fought back and they
made some big plays and got their bats going finally,
Rib Lake head coach Bruce Peterson said.
The Buccaneers downed the Redmen 11-1 in their
earlier meeting back on April 14, and Mondays game
looked like it would be headed the same direction after
Rib Lake fell behind 8-0 on Prentice-Butternuts threespot in the top of the third. Buccaneer pitcher Brianna
Schellin had held the Redmen to zero runs over the
first two innings, but Rib Lake got a hit parade going
in the bottom of the third. Emily Richardson got the inning started with a single out of the nine hole. Hailey
Wudi followed with a walk. Both runners advanced on
a groundout by Erin Probst. Ciara Scheithauer drove in
a run with a single, one of her team leading four hits in
the game. Regan Dobbs, Scheithauer and Victoria Goodnoe all came around to score as well to put the Redmen
down only 8-5.
Prentice-Butternut extended its lead to 10-5 in the top
of the fourth. Rib Lake couldnt chip into the deficit in
the fourth, but Hailey Wudi, in relief of Dobbs, kept the
Bucs off the board in the fifth to give her teammates a
chance to cut into the lead in the bottom half. Dobbs,
Goodnoe and Hailey Duerr all scored runs and the Redmen pulled to within two again.
Prentice-Butternut scored two more runs in the sixth.
Following a Probst fly out to open the bottom of the inning, Scheithauer crushed a ball halfway up the fence
in center field for a double and wound up scoring the
Redmens ninth run on a single by Goodnoe after Dobbs
flew out to left field. Rib Lake couldnt get a big inning
going in the seventh despite getting two base runners.
In addition to her four hits, Scheithauer stole three
bases and scored two runs. Goodnoe was two for three
and drove in two runs.
Dobbs and Wudi gave up 15 hits and six walks, while
striking out six. Schellin earned the win by giving up 12
hits and three walks.
The Redmen are back in action in another Marawood
North game at Edgar. On Monday, theyll host conference contender Chequamegon. Both games have 4:45
p.m. start times.
Were young and the girls are still learning. The
girls have got some confidence and well try to take another step forward against Edgar, Peterson said.

Loss to Athens
Painful swing

Photo by Bryan Wegter

Rib Lakes Hailey Duerr grimaces as she fouls a ball

off her foot during her at-bat in the fifth inning of Mondays game against Prentice. Duerr reached on an error
in this at-bat and eventually scored.

Even in defeat, the Redmen showed they havent lost

their fighting spirit even after a spring of struggles thus
far. After falling behind 10-0 to the Marawood North
leading Athens Blue Jays last Friday, Rib Lake rallied
for five runs in the final two innings to cut the final
line to 10-5. The five-run defeat represented a massive
improvement over the two sides previous meeting this

year, a 20-2 Athens win on April 7.

They didnt hit the ball as hard as they did when we
played down in Athens. To play with a team like Athens
was great. Im not a big moral victory kind of guy, but
this definitely was one, Peterson said.
After four innings the Blue Jays held only a 3-0 lead.
Athens did not throw its top pitcher, reigning Marawood North player of the year Kyncaide Diedrich, but
number-two starter Paige Denzine proved more than capable of keeping the Redmen off the board over the first
five innings. Rib Lake didnt pick up its first hit until
the sixth inning. Dobbs did her best to keep her team
in the game as the hitters continued to struggle. Over
the first four innings, she struck out four Blue Jays and
gave up only four hits to the visiting side.
Regan was hitting her spots all night and Hailey
was making plays all night at shortstop, Peterson said.
Athens finally cracked Dobbs in the top of the fifth
for five runs. Most of the damage came on a three-run
homer by Hanna Ellenbecker.
Dobbs gave up an RBI single to Diedrich in the top of
the sixth to push the score to 9-0. Diedrich would score
later in the inning to put the Redmen down 10 going into
the bottom half of the inning.
After being silent for the first five innings, Rib Lakes
bats roared to life. Probst and Scheithauer singled to
start the sixth inning rally. After Dobbs flew out to left
field, Goodnoe walked to load the bases. Jasmine Fitzl
singled home Probst and Scheithauer was able to score
after stealing second and getting home on a passed ball.
Dobbs kept the deficit from growing by working
around a leadoff single by Bernice Lira in the seventh.
Wudi got the Redmens last inning charge started
with a single. She stole her way to second before Probst
singled to move her to third. Probst took second on a
stolen base as Scheithauer plated Wudi with a double. Dobbs singled to score Probst and Fitzl drove in
Scheithauer with a double two batters later to pull Rib
Lake to within five before Denzine struck out Montana
Marzinske and got Richardson on a ground out to end
the game.
Probst and Scheithauer collected two hits and two
runs scored each. Fitzl swiped three bases, while Wudi
had two stolen bases. Dobbs gave up nine hits and three
walks over seven innings, while striking out six.
Diedrich, Ellenbecker, Emily Czech and Lira all had
two hits for Athens. Diedrich stole four bases and also
drew two walks.

Loss to Abbotsford
The Abbotsford Falcons proved to be too much to
handle for Rib Lake last Thursday during a 17-0 five inning blowout win in Abbotsford.

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Fine arts weekend at MASH

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Whats Happening
Thursday, May 7
Pulled Pork Dinner serving 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Curtiss Fire Station.
MASH Drama Department presents Of Mice and
Men at 7:30 p.m. at The MASH Red-White Theatre.

Friday, May 8
Historic St. Anns Brat & Burger Sale from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at County Market.
Annual Medfford Area Fire Department Smelt &
Haddock Fry at 4 p.m to finish at Medford Fire Hall.
MASH Drama Department presents Of Mice and
Men at 7:30 p.m. at The MASH Red-White Theatre.

Saturday, May 9
Migratory Bird Day at Perkinstown Winter Sports
Area from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Childrens Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wesland
Feet-N-Motion Dance Studio presents Cirque de
Dance at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at MAMS auditorium.
Tammy Graumann 9th Annual Fight the Cancer
Ride starting at noon from Chelsea Conservation Club
and music by The Wise Guys from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Doubles Pool Tournament at Step N Up starting
at 1 p.m.
Wine & Food Pairing Event for JDRF from 4 to 7
p.m. at Marilyns.
Pot Belly Pub, Mothers Day specials from 4 to 9 p.m.
MASH Drama Department presents Of Mice and
Men at 7:30 p.m. at The MASH Red-White Theatre.
Brad Emanuel at The Roost Bar & Crazy Cow Grill
starting at 8:30 p.m.
DJ Graffic Sound at Hacienda from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tuesday, May 12
Medford Area Community Theatre will hold auditions for A Bad Year for Tomatoes at 7 p.m. at MASH
Red-White Theatre.

Wednesday, May 13
Medford Area Community Theatre will hold auditions for A Bad Year for Tomatoes at 7 p.m. at MASH
Red-White Theatre.

Friday, May 15
4th Annual Medford Gun Show from 3 to 8 p.m. at
Simek Recreation Center.
Live Comedian at the GAD Bar starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 16
4th Annual Medford Gun Show from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Simek Recreation Center.

May 29-31
7th Annual Softball Tournament at Gad Bar.

Saturday, May 30
Bean Bag tournament at Korner Bar.

Tuesday, July 9
The Medford Area Community Theatre presents A
Bad Year for Tomatoes at 7 p.m. in the MASH Red &
White Theatre.

Wednesday, July 10
The Medford Area Community Theatre presents A
Bad Year for Tomatoes at 7 p.m. in the MASH Red &
White Theatre.

Migratory bird day

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International Migratory Bird Day set for May 9 includes many opportunities to view birds in their natural habitat.

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

set for May 9, events around Taylor County
Come celebrate birds at the 5th annual International
Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Perkinstown Winter
Sports Area in Taylor County on Saturday, May 9, from
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This years theme is Restore Habitat,
Restore Birds.The celebration starts at 6 a.m. with a
guided bird watching walk. Two additional walks will
follow -- another bird walk at 7:30 a.m. and a wildflower/
bird walk at 9 a.m.
Activities throughout the day include nature games
and displays about improving bird habitat. At 10:30
there will be a hands-on habitat restoration project and
a noon bird talk will include a live owl. The afternoon
will provide a guided bird watching tour by bus of the

Miller Dam area.

All activities are free and for all ages. Lunch will be
available on site.
For more information and a complete schedule, go
to the Chequamegon Bird Club website, www.chequamegonbirdclub.org, email info@chequamegonbirdclub.
org , or call 715-229-2022.
The bird day celebration is hosted by the
Chequamegon Bird Club. Major supporters include Miller Dam Lake Association, Taylor County
Sportsmans Club, and Taylor County Tourism.

Medford Area Senior High School choirs plan spring concert

On Monday, May 11 the MASH choirs will host their
Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in Raider Hall. The performing
groups will include Concert Choir, Show Choir, Mens
Choir, and Treble Choir. Their selections will include
music from a wide variety of genres including spirituals, barbershop, world music, contemporary choral
music and the senior song.
At this program, students will be recognized for
their achievements at both district and state Solo and
Ensemble and department awards will be given out. The

National Choral Award will also be given to a deserving senior member of Concert Choir. To receive this
award the student must not only be extremely musically
talented, but also very involved in the choral program
and show leadership qualities throughout their entire
choir career.
This concert is free and open to the public. Come to
MASH on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. and show support
for these very talented students.

Mothers Day dining specials at area restaurants

Sunday, May 10
Boozers Bar & Grill, serving until 3 p.m.
Camp 28, buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Centennial Community Center, brunch 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.m.
Chequamegon Sportsmens Club, breakfast 7 to 11
The High View, lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner
4 to 9 p.m.
Hill of Beans, specials 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Happy Joes Sunday Smorgasbord from 11 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.

Jerkwater Express, buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Korner Bar, special menu.
McDonalds, breakfast special until 10:30 a.m.
Mesquite Grill & Pub, buffet 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mondeaux Dam, buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
P&E Steakhouse, dinner 4 to 9 p.m.
The Rail Trail Cafe, dinner 10 a.m. to close.
Rib River Bar & Grill, buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Simek Recreation Center, buffet 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Turtle Club, buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evening
dinner specials starting at 4 p.m.



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Of Mice and Men

Medford presents
Of Mice and Men

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The Medford Area Senior High School Theatre Department will have a production of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The play opens May 7 and runs through
May 9 with shows at 7:30 p.m. each day. Cast members are Colin Porten, Jared Wiese, Riley Kraucyk, Richard Colwel, Joseph Frey, Megan Clark, Andrew Reuter, Chandler
Mueller and Augustin Gus Mahner.
career. He noted for the most part, they
have been musicals and comedies. All
plays I have done have been farces. This
is the first time I have had to put on a
straight face for a long time, Reuter
John Steinbeck published Of Mice
Reuter said the cast compensates
and Men in 1937 and adapted the short
for the serious tone of the play being
novel into a play while it was still on
less serious off stage during rehearsthe bestsellers list. In the nearly 80
als. The student
years since its
actors welcomed
release it has been
playing more
performed across
serious roles, notthe country and
ing it helps them
made into movdevelop as more
ies. The Medford
well-rounded perArea Senior High
School Theatre
Reuter plays
Slim, the jerkproduction of the
line skinner, who
American clashe described as
sic runs May 7-9
a sagely man
at the Red-White
who exists mainly
Theatre with
as a way for the
shows starting at
main character to
7:30 p.m.
share his story.
Of Mice and
He is a means for
Men tells the
George to elabostory of displaced
rate on Lenny
migrant ranch
and Georges past
workers George
life and he gives
Milton (played
Lenny a puppy,
by Colin Porten)
Colin Porten (left) plays George and Reuter said.
and Lennie
Jared Wiese plays Lennie, the two main
While people
Small (played
characters in the play.
today are far
by Jared Wiese)
removed from the
during the Great
depression-era ranch hands in the story,
Depression in California. The two men
Reuter said he still thinks people will
have a dream of buying their own place
get the message. I dont think people
someday and settling down, however,
have a grasp on actually how bad it was
circumstances work against them.
then, he said.
The gritty, serious nature of the play
The story deals with several deeper
marks a major departure from past
themes including the the idea that someproductions at the school and was a weltimes bad things happen and you have
come challenge to the student actors.
to deal with them.
Andrew Reuter, who will graduate in
It doesnt matter how much you
a few weeks, has been in every school
plan, unforeseen things happen anyproduction during his high school
I ought to of shot that dog myself,
George. I shouldnt ought to of let no
stranger shoot my dog, Candy in John
Steinbecks Of Mice and Men.

The Boss (Richard Colwel) (left) warns Candy (Riley Kraucyk) to stay away from
Curleys Wife (Megan Clark).
way, said Chandler Mueller. Mueller
plays the character Carlson, who he
describes as kind of the bad guy.
There is a good chance the audience
will be able to get the deeper meanings
in the story, said Riley Kraucyk. He
plays Candy, the 80-year-old farmhand
whose old sheepdog is killed by Carlson
and who worries he is also on his last
The book is required reading for
sophomores at Medford Area Senior
High School and many in the cast
went from studying the book in second
quarter English classes to bringing the
characters to life in the play. Becoming

the character you just read about is

fun, Mueller said.
For the teenage actors, one of the major challenges in the play is the vocabulary of the characters. Reuter noted the
slang is completely different between
the 1930s and now. For example he said
some words like et were heavily used.
While Reuter said it is not as hard as
understanding Shakespeare, the grammar and words used makes it a bit of a
Tickets are available for sale at the
Medford Area Senior High School office
and at the door.
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The showcase event of the weekend is the MASH
Theatre Departments presentation of Of Mice and
Men. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7,
Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at the Red-White
Theatre. Tickets are available at the MASH office.
On Saturday, the artist in residence workshop with
Nikki Farmer will focus on Fun with Metal. This is an

invitation only program on Saturday morning for third

third and fourth grades from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and for fifth
and sixth grades from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
The public is invited to view an art exhibit in Raider
Hall. The show is open May 7 from 4 to 9 p.m., May 8
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and May 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and
6 to 9 p.m. There is no admission charge.
The show will feature senior and individual student
shows, second semester student work, elementary and
Medford Area Middle School artwork; the Top 10 Art
Awards; the VFW Patriotic poster contest winners;
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7, 2011

Trophy winners
from Medford Spring
3-on-3 Shootout
First-place and second-place trophies
were awarded in each age group at Saturdays Medford Spring 3-on-3 Shootout.
The tournament drew 40 teams to Medford Area Senior High and Medford Area
Elementary School.
Trophy-winning teams are listed below:

Boys Winners


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The second annual Medford Spring 3-on-3 Shootout was held Saturday at Medford
Area Senior High and Medford Area Elementary School, bringing 40 teams including
players in third through eighth grades. Above, Nick Gerstberger of the Reckin Redmen fights off determined post defense by Alex Schroeder of The Pros of Medford in
seventh grade boys play. The Reckin Redmen won this game and their bracket.

Makes it
Landen Viergutz of The Last Team hits
this jumper during his teams loss to the
Melvin Companies team in the third and
fourth grade bracket.

Tennis team mixes it up with Hodags and Dockers

Continued from page 1
tigo. Beside the host Red Robins, theyll
also face Phillips. That meet begins at 3
p.m. On Saturday, theyll travel to Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln for a quad meet,
which starts at 9 a.m. Medford will then
welcome Antigo for a conference dual on
Tuesday. That meet begins at 5 p.m. The
dual will be the Raiders last chance to
tune up before the GNC conference meet
next Saturday, May 16, at Antigo.

0-2 in double dual

The Raiders took a pair of team losses
at a triangular meet in Rhinelander last
Thursday. Medford completed their day
with a 2-5 loss to the host Hodags after
losing to the Ashland Oredockers, also
with a 2-5 result.
Medford tennis took a step forward
this year. Rhinelander is the defending
conference champion and the way things
are looking, they may be in the drivers
seat entering the conference tournament. What ended up being a 2-5 loss,
couldve gone 4-3 in our favor. It was neat
to see the quality of tennis being played,
Bucki said.
The days most exciting matches occurred during the Raiders matches
against the Hodags. At number-one singles, Payne won a hard fought first game
7-6 over Cody Vinger. In the second game,
Payne went down 5-2 before rallying
to take a 6-5 lead, though he would lose
the tiebreaker. In the third game, Payne
blew by Vinger 6-0 to win the match.
Sammy showed a lot of perseverance to come back and win the third set,
Bucki said.
Wrage was downed by Logan Wild at
two singles, 6-3, 6-4. Zick couldnt get a
game win as he was defeated 6-0, 6-0 by
Matt OMelia at three singles. Markus
Johnson blasted Alec Veal at four singles
with a pair of 6-0 game wins.
Number-one doubles pair Brost and

Silva suffered a tightly contested loss to

Felipe Meza and Jared Fabich, 6-7, 4-6.
Joe Phillips and Douglas Schumacher
thumped Ryan Kovac and Austin Marquardt 6-1 and 6-0 at two doubles to get
the win for Medford.
Joe and Doug continue to show their
consistency and ability to play the ball
from anywhere on the court. They are
constantly talking, celebrating and setting goals, thats a huge reason theyre
undefeated, Bucki said.
The number-three doubles match between Medfords Josh Brooks and Evan
Zick and Rhinelanders Grant Gilbert
and Duncan Seidel was also a battle of
closely matched pair. Brooks and Zick
eked out a 7-6 win in the first game before
losing the second 6-7. In the decisive tiebreaker set, the Hodags duo won 10-5 to
take the match.
Medford shook up their lineup for its
match with Ashland. Alex Zick took the
one singles spot and was swept with a
pair of 6-0 losses to Zach Whiting. Brooks
moved up to the two spot and went down
6-1, 6-1 to Luke Sherry. At three singles,
Veal couldnt contend with Porter Beilfuss as he fell in two games, 1-6, 0-6. Evan
Zick suffered a pair of 6-0 losses to Tobias
Bar at the four spot.
Payne and Wrage teamed up at one
doubles to get one of the Raiders two
wins. They took down Donnell Soulak
and Mike Maple 6-2, 6-4 to earn the twogame victory. Brost and Silva competed
at the two slot and lost 6-7 in the first game
before falling 3-6 in the second. Medfords
other win came at three doubles, where
Phillips and Schumacher took down Erik
VanHorn and Eric Korpela with a 6-4 first
game win followed by a 6-3 second game.
Tennis is known as an individual
sport, but its clear every individual on
this team is not just playing for themselves or his partner but rather the whole

team. Thats what high school athletics

are about: working towards a shared
goal, Bucki said.

Raiders sweep Loggers

Medford got its most convincing tennis
win of the spring with a 7-0 sweep of the
Phillips Loggers on the road on Tuesday,
April 28. The Raiders didnt have much
trouble with the GNC cellar-dwelling
Loggers and only lost seven games total
amongst their seven matches, which included three forfeit wins. Payne trounced
Luke Heidenrich at number one singles,
6-1 and 6-0. At number two singles, Wrage
got a little resistance from Sam Nowak in
the first game (6-3), but shut his opponent
down to take the match with a 6-0 second
game. Shear started his number three
singles match with Vincent Ringersma
with a 6-0 first game win before taking
the match with a 6-3 game two score. Alex
Zick won by forfeit at four singles.
The number one doubles team of Brost
and Silva easily dispatched Hariharan
Jayaprakash and Michael Prochnow
with a pair of 6-0 game wins. Two doubles
pair Phillips and Schumacher and number three doubles team Brooks and Evan
Zick both were awarded wins by forfeit.

Sports Shorts
The Wednesday Ladies Golf League
will hold an kick-off dinner and meeting on Wednesday, May 20 beginning at
5:30 p.m. at High View Inn. League play
begins May 20 with open tee times from
8:30-10:30 a.m. Persons interested in joining the league or for dinner and meeting
reservations, contact Nancy Wokcik at

Grades 3-4: First Deadeye Warriors (Brett Lundy, Tucker Kraemer,

Zach Rudolph, and Logan Baumgartner). Second Westside Ballerz (Beckett
Teske, Eli Gustaufson, Isaac Seidel, and
Mason Prety).
Grades 5-6: First 4s a Crowd
(Brady Hupf, Emett Grunwald, and Peyton Kuhn). Second: SWAT Team (Nathan
Retterath, Nate Doriot, Ty Baker, and
Carson Kliest).
Grade 7: First Reckin Redman
(Levi Ewan, Devyn Vlach, Nick Gerstberger). Second Colby Bankers / Forward Financial (Connor Jeske, Dylan
Geiger, Manny Hoppe, McKainan Bednar).
Grade 8: First Oop Troop (Ethan
Martin, Chase Hillman, Payton Wiemer).
Second Stetsonville Lumber (Ray Zirngible, John McMurry, Blaine Studinger,
and Kyle Rouiller).

Girls Winners
Grades 4-5: First Medford Elite
(Autumn Krause, Rynn Ruesch, Lindsey
Wildberg, and Katie Brehm). Second:
Hoopsters (Abbie Frey, Laurissa Klapatauskas, Lydia Pernsteiner, and Emma
Grade 6: First Mighty Ducks (Anna
Vervaecke, Alicia Kawa, Erin Bergman,
Kristin Brandner). Second: Flight Elite
(Ellie Poradish, Maddy Nybakke, Anna
Heitomt, and Abrielle Van Dyck).
Grades 7-8: First The Starbucks
(Payton Van Zile, Kenedy Van Zile,
Brooke Mork, and Micaslyn Crawford).
Second Northland Lutheran Sparkly
Unicorns (Taylor Schiferl, Kari Kreklau,
Riley Colby and Kelsey Moore).

MLB Pitch, Hit and

Run here Saturday
A Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit
and Run local competition will be held
on Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. on
Medford Area Senior Highs baseball
Pre-registration will start at 9:45
a.m., followed by the competition,
which is open to boys in 7-8, 9-10, 11-12
and 13-14 age groups. The childs age as
of July 17 determines which group he
is in.
Age group winners have the opportunity to participate at the sectional
level at Owen-Withee on May 17.
If the weather is questionable, its
planned to have an announcement on
WKEB 99.3 FM or a message will be
posted on the Medford Raiders Baseball Facebook page.
For more information, call Justin
Hraby at 715-965-7376.

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Gymnastics club nets one team state title, four individual titles
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
The Rainbow Gymnastics Club of
Medford earned one team championship
and four individual championships during a successful weekend at the 2015 AAU
state meet, held April 18-19 in River Falls.
Weve definitely improved over
years past, club head coach Lisa Brooks
said. The girls were just amazing. I was
so proud of them. They were very confident and performed very well.
Kyla Krause, Madison Clarkson,
Emmalee Clarkson and Allie Paulson
teamed up to win the Level 3 team title
with 109.85 points, beating nine other
teams. They just got past RC Gymnastics
of Richland Center (108.4) and A.M.K.M.
Gymnastics of Rockland (107.575) to secure the championship.
The teams combined score of 28.15 on
the uneven bars was the best in Level 3.
They had the second-best team score in
the floor exercise with 26.45 points and
tied A.M.K.M. for the second-best score
on vault with 29.2 points.
Krause was the individual champion in the 9A age group with 37.725 allaround points. She easily topped a group
of six gymnasts, winning all of the individual events. She earned a 9.75 on vault,
a 9.525 on bars, a 9.4 on beam and a 9.05
on the floor.
The Clarksons each took second in
their age group. Emmalee Clarkson
scored 36.15 in the 10B age class to finish
0.25 points behind Anastasizia Goldberg
of Magic Gymnastics from Marshfield.
There were six gymnasts in the group.
Clarkson won the bars with a 9.2 and
took second on the vault with a 9.75 and
on the floor with an 8.75. She was third
on beam with an 8.45. Madison Clarkson
scored 35.4 points to place second among
seven 8-year-olds. She was 0.3 points behind Kassidy Kadousek of RC Gymnastics. Clarkson won the vault with a 9.7
and the bars with a 9.025. She was second
on the floor with an 8.475 and took fifth
on beam with an 8.2.
Paulson was third in the 10A age class,
where there were eight gymnasts. She
scored 35.775 points and won the bars
with a 9.425. She got a 9.6 on vault, an 8.65
on floor and an 8.1 on beam.
Rainbow Gymnastics earned a thirdplace team finish out of eight clubs in
Level 4, led by an individual championship from 11-year-old Megan Wanke.
Wanke had the best all-around score out
of 11 competitors with 37.275 points, edging Samantha Pili of Turners Gymnastics of Madison by 0.275 points. Wanke
tied for first on the beam with a 9.15 and
on the floor with a 9.1. She was second
on the bars with a 9.475 behind Pilis 9.55
and she got a 9.55 on the vault.
Riley Bellendorf was sixth in the age
group with 34.375 points. She tied for
the vault title with 9.7 points. She got
scores of 8.6 on beam, 8.475 on floor and
7.6 on bars. Abby Sova was 11th with 31.9
points, including a 9.6 on vault, an 8.4 on
floor, an 8.05 on beam and a 5.85 on bars.
Marlee Perrin was second out of four
8-year-olds with 33.725 points. She had
the best scores on vault (9.65) and bars
(8.275). Perrin was second on the floor
(7.85) and third on beam (7.95). Anna
Wanke was fourth among seven 9-yearolds with 33.05 points. She got a 9.3 on
vault, an 8.5 on beam, a 7.95 on floor and
a 7.3 on bars.
Brooke Wegerer was eighth out of 10
girls in the 10A age group. She earned
30.55 points, including a 9.2 on vault, a
7.65 on beam, a 7.05 on bars and 6.65 on
floor. Kara Hudak was eighth out of nine
girls in the 13-15 age group. She had 29.95
points, including a 9.1 on vault, a 7.55 on
beam and 6.65s on floor and bars.
The Level 4 gymnasts earned 106.525

team points to finish behind Turners

Gymnastics (109.675) and GymSport of
the Wausau area (108.7). RC Gymnastics
was fourth with 104.85 points.
Alexa Phillips was the individual
champion among six 15-17 year-olds in
Level 6. Phillips finished with 36.625
points, giving her a 1.45-point margin
over Autumn Sanders of One Chance
Gymnastics of Houghton, Mich. Phillips won all four events, earning a 9.7 on
vault, a 9.275 on beam, an 8.85 on bars and
an 8.8 on floor.
Autumn Krause tied for third out of
11 gymnasts in the 11-year-old competition. She tied Audrey Collinge of Turners Gymnastics. Both had 34.8 points.
Krause tied for third on vault with a 9.65
and ranked third on floor with an 8.45.
She was fourth on bars with an 8.05 and
tied for fourth on beam with an 8.65.
Brooklyn Bilz, Madelyn Wanke and
Jsera Reed teamed up to place third in
the Level 5 team standings with 100.35
points. A.M.K.M. and West Side Gymnastics of Madison tied for the team title with
103.075 points. The Rainbow girls had the
best team score on beam with 26.5 points.
Wanke was one point behind West
Sides Taylor Turbett in the 13-15 age
group, scoring 34.2 points. She won the
beam with a 9.35 and the floor with an
8.65. She was third out of five gymnasts
on vault with a 9.6 and fourth on bars
with a 6.6. Bilz was second out of seven
girls at age 11 with 33.2 points. She won
the bars with an 8.0. Her day included a
9.65 on vault, an 8.45 on beam and a 7.1 on
floor. Reed tied for third out of six gymnasts in the 12-year-old age group with
32.95 points. She tied for first on beam
with an 8.7 and tied for second on vault
with a 9.65. She added a 7.4 on floor and
a 7.2 on bars.
In Level 2, the Rainbow Club scored
108.4 team points to finish fifth out of
nine squads. Magic Gymnastics won the
title with 111.275 points.
Makala Ulrich led four Rainbow gymnasts who were among nine in the 10-yearold age group. She took second with 36.85
points, 0.65 points behind Izabel Paape of
Magic Gymnastics. Ulrich tied for first
on the beam with 9.325 points, took second on floor with a 9.0, took third on bars
with a 9.025 and tied for fourth on vault
with an 9.5. Avery Purdy was sixth with
35.725 points with solid scores of 9.5 on
vault, 9.175 on bars, 8.8 on beam and 8.25
on floor. Katelyn Malchow was seventh
with 34.575 points, including a 9.35 on
vault, a 9.1 on beam, an 8.575 on bars and
a 7.55 on floor. Kiarah Behling was ninth
with 32.55 points, highlighted by a 9.55 on
vault. She added an 8.1 on beam, an 8.05
on bars and a 6.85 on floor.
Alyiha Pilgrim was second out of
nine girls in the 7A age group with 34.65
points, 0.95 points behind Ebony McCorkle of RC Gymnastics. Pilgrim won
the vault with a 9.45, took second on
beam (9.075) and floor (7.975) and added
a third on bars (8.15). Jaylin Machon
placed fourth out of eight girls in the 8B
age class with 35.475 points. She won the
bars with an 8.75, took second on beam
with a 9.125, grabbed third on vault with
a 9.55 and was fourth on floor with an
8.05. Jorgia Cooley was sixth with 33.95
points. Her day included a 9.25 on vault,
an 8.9 on beam and 7.9s on floor and bars.
Coach Brooks was Rainbows fourth
individual champion. She scored 37.125
points to outscore four other competitors
in the Ladies Division. Bridgette Lensing of River Falls was second with 33.8
points. Brooks won the vault (9.7), floor
(9.45) and bars (9.175) and took third on
beam (8.8). Kayla Brooks was fifth in the
Excel Gold Level for ages 14-17 with 32.025
points. She got a 9.3 on vault, a 7.725 on
beam, a 7.55 on bars and a 7.45 on floor.

Submitted photo

Level 3 team champions

Allie Paulson, Madison Clarkson, Kyla Krause and Emmalee Clarkson of Medfords
Rainbow Gymnastics Club celebrate their Level 3 team championship at the AAU state
meet in River Falls.

Raiders cant beat Mosinee

Continued from page 2
Paul, who nearly belted a grand slam.
He short-hopped the fence in left-center
for a bases-clearing double. After Miller
reached on an error, Andersons infield
single scored Paul to bring Medford within four.
While Mosinee had trouble getting the
third out in the bottom of the sixth, Medford had the same issue in the top of the
Shaw took the loss and left the game
one pitch into the fifth with a leg injury, just as he seemed to be settling
into a groove after the rough first inning. He allowed nine runs, six of which
were earned, and 10 hits. He struck out
three and picked off another runner. He
walked one. Paul went 2.2 innings and
was tagged for nine runs, six of which
were earned. The Indians got seven hits
off of him, three of which didnt leave the
infield in the seventh. Smola struck out
one and allowed a hit in the seventh.
Paul was two for four with a pair of

Rib Lake
Continued from page 8
Autumn Schreiner started for the Falcons and no-hit the Redmen while only
giving up two walks.
While the offense struggled, Dobbs
had a rough night in the pitchers circle.
Abbotsford didnt score in the bottom of
the first, but plated eight runs in the second, four runs in the third and five more
in the fourth.
The Falcons took advantage of six
walks by Dobbs and four errors by her
defense to break the game open. The Rib
Lake pitcher went the complete four innings and gave up 15 hits and 13 earned
runs while striking out two.
Schreiner helped her own cause with
a home run and finished three for three.
Shelly Kneifl had a whopping seven RBIs
and was two for three in the win.
Shawna Annala and Lindsay Grubbs
drew walks for the Redmen.

doubles and drove in four runs. Shaw

was two for three at the plate, Gradberg
was two for four and Bernatz went two
for five.

Continued from page 3
opener back on April 14 and are unbeaten
in league play at 7-0.

No problem at Owen
On Thursday, Gilman completed a
season sweep of the Owen-Withee Blackhawks, burying the winless home team
21-1 in five innings.
The Pirates scored three in the first.
Schmitt singled and scored on Skabrouds
double. Skabroud scored on Websters
groundout. Morgan Birkenholz tripled
and scored on Chauses hit. It was the
start of a five-for-five night for Chause.
Six runs in the second made it 9-0.
The rally included run-scoring singles
by Johnson and Schmitt, an RBI double
from Birkenholz and a two-run triple by
Chause. Johnson doubled and scored in
the third.
A seven-run fourth put the Pirates
up 17-1. Person banged a two-run single,
Johnson drove in a run with a hit, Skabrouds grounder plated a run, Webster
singled in a run and Birkenholz capped
the inning with a two-run homer, her
first round-tripper of the season. Websters two-run single highlighted a fourrun fifth.
Johnson pitched the first four innings,
striking out seven. She allowed one
earned run and one hit, a solo home run
by Hayley Bunnell to lead off the third.
Skabroud pitched a one-two-three fifth,
striking out one.
The Pirates had 23 hits in the blowout
win. After Chauses five hits, Johnson
was four for five, Schmitt, Hendricks and
Birkenholz each went three for five and
Webster was two for five.



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Gilman track team nets several high places at Cornell meet

Continued from page 7
nell-Lake Holcombe won in 28.9 seconds.
Skabrouds win came in the 1,600-meter run with a
time of 6:36.2. She beat three other runners. Runnerup Ashlynn Moore of Cornell-Lake Holcombe finished
in 6:45.9. Skabroud also took third in the 800-meter run
with a time of 2:54.8. Vavra was the winner in 2:50.3.
Junior Kyla Schoene took second for Gilman in the
high jump and long jump. She cleared 4-8 in the high
jump. Flambeaus Brynn Schwab cleared 4-10 to win the
event. Schoenes distance of 13-3 in the long jump trailed
only the jump of 13-9.75 from Cornell-Lake Holcombes
Kierra Walters. Makaylen Skabroud was fifth for the Pirates at 11-9.
Desire Budzinski placed twice individually. She
took third in the 400-meter dash at 1:07.4 and fourth in
the 100-meter dash at 14.2 seconds. Hailey Zach added
two seventh-place points in the 100-meter race at 15.8
seconds and she was ninth in the 200-meter dash at 35.78
seconds. Rachel Heier threw her way to nine points. She
took third in the discus with a throw of 76-4 and sixth in
the shot put with a toss of 28-4. Amanda Dahl added six
points by placing sixth in the discus at 64-9 and seventh
in the shot put at 25-3.
Mackenzie Elwood was third in the 300-meter low
hurdles with her time of 1:01.
The Pirates scored 16 points by finishing second in
a pair of relay races. The 400-meter team of Budzinski,
Makaylen Skabroud, Elwood and Monson finished in
59.9 seconds to fall 1.4 seconds behind Flambeau. The
Pirates beat third-place Bruce by 4.2 seconds. Camryn
Skabroud, Makaylen Skabroud, Zach and Elwood ran
the 3,200-meter relay in 12:35 to beat third-place Bruce
by 20 seconds. Cornell-Lake Holcombe won in 11:42.

The host Knights buried the competition with 233

team points. Flambeau edged Gilman 113-106 for second
place. Bruce was fourth with 69 points, followed by New
Auburn (12), Winter (5) and Lac Courte Oreilles (3).

Three wins for boys

Victories from Ethan Aldinger in the 200-meter dash
and the 3,200-meter and 800-meter relay teams helped
the Pirates take fourth in the boys team standings in
Thursdays meet.
The Pirates scored 92 points to beat New Auburn
(64), Winter (27) and Lac Courte Oreilles (0). CornellLake Holcombe outscored Bruce 174-150 to win the meet,
while Flambeau was third with 98 points.
The relay teams won convincingly. Bryce Sromek,
Tyler Swoboda, Ryan Tkachuk and Anthony Guentner
posted Gilmans season-best time of 9:52.8 to win the
3,200-meter relay by 30.4 seconds over Bruce. Colton
Schmitt, Aldinger, Travis Lato and Tyler Boie ran the
800-meter relay in 1:43.7 to beat Bruce by 3.7 seconds.
Aldingers time of 24.2 seconds in the 200 meters was
a season-best and was just enough to get by Flambeaus
Dean Harris, who hit the finish line in 24.5 seconds. Boie
was sixth for Gilman in 26.2 seconds and Lato was seventh at 27.5 second, giving the Pirates 15 points in the
The Pirates then scored 13 points in the next event,
the 3,200-meter run. Sromek claimed second place in
11:57.6, finishing 8.6 seconds behind winner Anthony
Tellier of Flambeau. Guentner was fourth in 12:51.9. The
100-meter dash produced another 13 points. Aldinger
was second in 12 seconds, just two-tenths behind Harris.
Boie wasnt far behind, taking fourth in 12.4 seconds.


An Outdoormans



Mark Walters sponsored by

Saturday, April 25
High 61, Low 35
There are some important memos that need to be
put into this story. One, there has been an extreme cold
spell and it has shut down the walleye bite on this 5,000acre lake that has a maximum depth of six feet.
Yesterday, Travis and I pre-fished. We trolled with
crankbaits and crawler harnesses and drifted with
leeches, minnows and crawlers. For our efforts, we were
rewarded with one catfish and one sheephead.
At the tournament meeting last night, which I might
add was a whole bunch of fun and was held at Tucked
Away, a non-bite seemed to be common talk.
In this tournament, each team may enter a total of
six walleyes that must measure at least 15 inches. Last
year the catch was incredible, with most teams catching
their six fish early in the day. The winning team took
the money with 23 pounds of walleyes.
The way I found out about this tournament was
that I came here to fish out of my canoe for walleyes. I
watched the weigh in, made some new friends, hung out
at Tucked Away and decided to enter this year.
So last night Travis and I had a big night at Tucked
Away. He slept in the back seat of his Chevy pickup (that
did not work out well) and I slept in the bed of mine.
When the rooster was crowing this morning I discovered that when I went to bed, I was so tired I used a gas
jug as a pillow and had a real pillow just an arms length
So this morning it is very cold and very windy. The
50-boat line up has each boat operator motoring up to a

N1690 State Hwy 13

Ogema, WI 54459

Medford, WI 54451





Hello friends,
This past week I took part in my first official walleye
fishing tournament. This 15th annual Lake Puckaway
walleye tournament was run by Bob and Carrie Hill,
who are the owners of Tucked Away tavern in Marquette. This 50-boat tournament was held on Lake Puckaway, which is where Wisconsins state record northern pike (38 pounds, landed back in 1952) was caught.
My partner on this adventure would be my 23-yearold stepson Travis Dushek and, of course, my golden
retriever Fire.


Good fun on Puckaway

136 W. Broadway


Fax: 715.767.5436


pier for a live well inspection. Then, in numerical order,

each team gets to takeoff and go catch walleyes.
Travis and I observed all our competition and came
to the conclusion that perhaps my 16-foot Northport
Troller, that is pushed by a 40-horse Mercury (late 80s)
was probably the oldest, smallest, ugliest rig worth the
least amount of money in the tournament.
So Trav and I head out to one of our secret spots
and within minutes I am fighting a dandy that fell prey
to one of my crankbaits. Just netting my trophy was
a challenge for Travis because, like I said, it was very
Reality struck when my hog walleye was a two-pound
catfish. Travis and I fished our butts off. Always checking lines that picked up a lot of weeds and changing tactics and watching our competition.
I am serious when I say that we really put everything
we had into this experience and fished right until the
last minute that we could. Our end results were two catfish and a sheephead.
At the weigh in, there certainly were walleyes caught,
but out of 100 anglers, and most of these guys and gals
are very good at catching walleyes, only 38 walleyes
were weighed in.
My new buddies, commonly known in the area as
Two Grumpy Men, Harry Bowey and Wally Steinke of
Princeton, won with two walleyes that gave them a total
of nine pounds.
My good pal Justen Kohn and his partner Mike Glover took second and caught both of their fish in the first
half-hour of the day.
I watched each fish being weighed and almost every
one weighed just over a pound.
Travis and I felt no shame. We tried hard, played
hard and laughed a lot.
In case anyone forgot, I am in the market for an upgrade in the boat department.
We shall return!

Bobby Quinnell was 13th.

Sromek added fifth-place points in the 1,600-meter
run with a time of 5:36 and sixth-place points in the
pole vault by clearing 8 feet. Tkachuk took fourth in
the 800-meter run at 2:39.7. Guentner was seventh in the
1,600 meters at 6:13.5.
Schmitt took second in both throwing events behind
Flambeaus sophomore phenom Sam Welch. Schmitt
got off a toss of 40-4 in the shot put, which beat thirdplace finisher Andrew Brosted of Cornell-Lake Holcome by 8 inches. Quinnell got the eighth-place point
for Gilman at 32-11. Schmitts best throw in the discus
went 129-6.5. Welch won the events with throws of 159-7
and 55-10. Quinnell was 10th in the discus with a throw
of 90-5. Parker Rosemeyer was ninth for Gilman in the
shot put at 32-9 and 13th in the discus at 80-9.5.

Soccer wins 1-0

Continued from page 4
between two defenders and curl a dart that clanged off
the right post for her first goal of the match in the 41st
minute. She struck again in the dying seconds before
halftime. With only seven seconds until the break, Medford was called for a rough tackle and gave up a free
kick to Rhinelander just beyond the 18-yard box. Millot stepped up and rocketed a shot into the upper 90 as
Bergman could only watch the ball whiz past her reach.
The Hodags found more holes to attack in the second
half. Bergman was called into action with two saves in
the first three minutes of the half, but she couldnt deny
Rhinelanders pressure for long. Millot curled a ball into
the penalty area on a corner kick and Kylie Preul got on
the end of the pass and buried it in the net in the 54th
minute. Shelby Kuehn bagged Hodags fifth goal from 10
yards out in the 66th minute and Millot completed her
hat-trick in the 72nd minute with another goal off a free
kick from 22 yards away.

Win over Antigo

Medford traveled to Antigo for a GNC battle last
Thursday and despite plenty of chances to score against
the Red Robins, only emerged with a 1-0 victory.
We started off moving the ball really well. We had
something like 19 shots on goal in the first half and
couldnt put anything in. It was good to come home with
a win though, Felix said.
Emmerich was the hero for the Raiders after notching the game winning goal in the 80th minute. The goal
was Emmerichs team-leading third in conference play
this season.
Finally in the 80th minute Sydney scored one of
those rebound goals. She put it into the keeper on her
first shot but got the rebound in the net, Felix said.
Bergman stopped all shots Antigo could put on her to
earn her second clean sheet of the season.

Medford Motors gets two 300
games, but VFW team wins roll off
The Medford VFW bowling team fought off a gallant
effort by the Medford Motors team, who had two bowlers roll perfect 300 games in the championship roll off.
VFW won the roll off by 16 pins to win the 2015 league
championship at The Sports Page Bowl and Grill.
Teams representing the Sports Page Bowl and Grill
and Als Auto Dock joined Medford Motors and VFW in
the finals.
Notable scores during the playoffs were Casey Nernberger with an incredible 845 series that included games
of 300 and 299, a 300 game for Ron Ziemba, his first on
the Medford lanes, and a 707 series for Mike Platt.
VFW team members, who bowled a total of 453 pins
over their averages, include Brian Brusten (163-169-171
plus 159 handicap) with a 662, Don Wibben (162-248-205
plus 102 handicap) with a 717, Glenn Emmerich (173-226225 plus 114 handicap) with a 738 and Kim Virnig (213194-213 plus 114 handicap) with a 734.

The Star News

May 7, 2015 Page 15

Milestones, Memories, Births, Engagements, Weddings

Price County plans veterans recognition event

Price County will be holding a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1965 in Vietnam. The program will be on May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Prentice Veterans
of Foreign Wars clubhouse.
Price County has a Vietnam Commemorative Trail
with markers for each year of the Vietnam War, and
this year they will be holding the ceremony at the Prentice marker to honor Vietnam veterans who are still
with us and in memory of those we carry in our hearts.

Price County invites you to travel the trail through

small towns to the heights of Wisconsins highest point.
The trail begins at Big Falls and includes stops at
Ogema Veterans Monument, Timms Hill Park, the
Prentice VFW, Concrete Park, Phillips VFW, Veterans
Park in Phillips, Solberg Park, Old Town Museum in
Fifield, Smith Lake Park, the Old Abe Monument and
Hines Park in Park Falls, and Forest Home Cemetery
in Fifield.

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Backpack donations
Staff at Reections Hair Designs and Renewal Day
Spa delivered food items for the Meals in a Backpack program at Medford and Stetsonville elementary
schools. During a special promotion, Reections Hair
Designs and Renewal Day Spa clients could purchase
hair products at a reduced rate when donating a food
item for the program. Meals in a Backpack provides elementary children of families in need a backpack of kidfriendly food on Friday afternoons to insure they have
something to eat during the weekend. Empty backpacks
are returned to school the following Monday. Pictured
with the food donations are (l. to r.), Abby Gollhardt and
Liza Jensen, Reections Hair Designs; Cathy Retzer, elementary librarian and co-chair of Meals in a Backpack
program; and Kallie Akey, Reections Hair Designs.

Veggies & Fruits:


Protein Foods:

Jaxon John
Dylan Gebert and Kim
Cosgrove of the town of
Holway announce the
birth of a son, Jaxon John,
born on April 14 at Aspirus
Medford Hospital-Birthing
Center. He weighed six
pounds, nine ounces and
was 19-1/2 inches long. He
joins a sister, Kaylee, age 3.
His grandparents are Lisa
Lentz of Medford, Ron Cosgrove of Winchester and
Jan Gebert of Chippewa

Andilyn Louise
Alex and Shanna Mann of Westboro announce the
birth of a daughter, Andilyn Louise, born on April 26 at
Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She weighed six pounds, 12.7
ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her grandparents are
Connie Hedrington-Parnewicz and Clifford and Tammy
Mann, all of Rib Lake.

Ian Douglas
Jill and Marcus Germain of Cottage Grove announce
the birth of a son, Ian Douglas, born on April 26 at St.
Marys Hospital in Madison. He weighed eight pounds,
12 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. He joins a brother,
Jack, age 4. His grandparents are Doug and Deb Berends
and John and Renee Germain, all of Medford.


Jaxon John

Thank You
To the sponsors and
all who came to support the

Kevin Michetti
Leukemia Benefit




Page 16


From past les of The Star News

May 5, 2005

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Chelsea was broken into and robbed of religious icons
and paraphernalia last weekend.
The break-in occurred sometime after the Saturday evening mass, which
was the last to be held in the church.
In addition to the items taken, a
letter was posted on the doors informing people they were standing on holy
ground and stating that the Weekly
Adoration and Rosary were held there
for a number of years. The posting goes
on to ask: Will you continue these
devotions in your church? The letter
continues that a myriad of prayers are
being offered for salvation.
While there are no suspects at this
time and the case remains under investigation, it is believed that the break-in
and theft is related to the closing of the
church as part of its consolidation with
the Catholic parishes in Rib Lake and


to the high school, and when completed

that project will include a sidewalk.
Well have a two-block sidewalk that
doesnt go anywhere, that wont connect
with anything, City Clerk/Treasurer
Bill Mattson told the Council. That will
have to be addressed later.
Mayor Delores Dee Meyer said
plans are to complete the street project
this summer, and that the city will be
connecting sidewalks all along.
Plans are to eventually link the
Brucker Street sidewalk with a sidewalk
on Wheelock Street, and then south to
Hwy 64.

May 6, 1965

and Melvin Bores of Marshfield, aged

21 and 23 years, are being held, charged
with the crime.
One of the cars belongs to Norman
Engel, formerly associated with the
Marshfield Journal. The other is owned
by Charles Purgett, town of Maplehurst.
The Engel car was taken shortly after
10 oclock Sunday evening, driven in the
direction of Medford and abandoned on a
road near George Putmans corner in the
town of Maplehurst, after accidentally
running into the ditch.
Putman was awakened about 2 oclock
Monday morning by two young men who
asked him to pull them out. Not having
a team, he told then to seek the help of a
neighbor, George Purgett.

The Red Raiders Recreation Center on

Main St. has been closed by the owneroperator Joe Prohaska, and he has leased
the space to Montgomery Ward & Co.,
Chicago, Ill., for use as a catalog sales
outlet. The announcement was made by
Prohaska Tuesday, the recreation center
having been closed Saturday.
The center had been in operation for
over two years, the building purchased
and remodeled by Prohaska about three
years ago. Another commercial space is
leased to Production Credit Assn.
The owner said that the portion where
the recreation center was housed will be
remodeled to provide a 30-foot single story addition to the rear. He has contracted
with Richard Williams Co. for the remodeling project and Montgomery Ward will
occupy the building about June 1.

May 9, 1990


After more than 20 years, a sidewalk

to the school, sort of, may soon become
The Common Council voted last
week to go ahead with plans to improve
Brucker Street from Billings Avenue

Two stolen cars, one of which was taken in Marshfield,, were recovered Monday by local authorities, assisted by Albert Flood, traffic officer of Price county.
Two youths, Earl G. Cammers of Unity,

May 2, 1940

Thursday, May 7, 2015


May 4, 1915

Mrs. John Hirsch, who has been

visiting her husband and parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Franzen, went back to
the Marshfield hospital Thursday. Tho
an invalid for years she is a patient uncomplaining sufferer.
The county board besides receiving and acting on the usual batch of
petitions, resolutions and bills voted
to moved the old court house building back of the new one and put it on
a foundation so that it may be fitted up
for the County Training School when

Remember When May 2005

The Northeastern Taylor County Ambulance Service Area Committee met May 3
to discuss how to fund a new ambulance garage in the Rib Lake area. Representatives from the Village of Rib Lake and the towns of Rib lake, Westboro, Greenwood
and Chelsea aired their wishes with people from the county, ambulance service
and Memorial Health Center. Local leaders asked county taxpayers and the health
center to pay a portion of the projected $80,000-$100,000 cost.

CVSO is rst stop for license endorsement


Guess again.
Its newspaper talk
for a one column by
3 inch ad.
Too small to be
(This is the minimum ad size)

Youre reading this one!

Call 748-2626

Waiver. If you have a license to operate

military commercial vehicles, you may
be eligible for a skills test waiver to receive a Wisconsin commercial driver license (CDL). Other benefits include the

Thank you
St. Jude.
Thank you


Sounds like


Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program and special

license plates for veterans and military
personnel. You can find out more about
all of these benefits at http://www.dot.
It all starts with a visit to
your county CVSO to record
your DD214 Certificate of
Release or Discharge from
Active Duty. So come in and
see us on the first floor of the
Taylor County Courthouse in
Medford. Jeff Hein is the
Taylor County Veteran Service Officer.

Happy Birthday to

The Brandners
Aunt Elinora
on May 10
99 Years

Uncle Herbert


There are many benefits available to

Wisconsin veterans, including discounts
at businesses and venues, but how do you
prove your status as a veteran to take advantage of them? Now you can with the
veteran identifier on your Wisconsin
drivers license or ID card. The Taylor
County Veteran Service Office (CVSO)
can verify your service and provide you
with the required form that you then
take to any Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles office to renew your license
or ID with the veteran identifier.
Another benefit available through
the Wisconsin Department of Transportation includes the Military Skills Test

on May 20
102 Years

Love from the Hilbert & Alda Frey

children & spouses



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Page 17

Friedenfels on deans list at Portland college

Lucien Friedenfels, son of Rand
Friedenfels of Medford, has been named
to the deans list for the winter term

at Portland Community College in

Portland, Ore. with a grade point average
between 3.5 and 3.74.

Klopf graduates from Silver Lake College

Carly Klopf of Medford graduated cum
laude with a Bachelor of Science degree
in elementary education during spring

commencement ceremonies on May 2 at

Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.

Worship service at Perkinstown church

A worship service will be held Sunday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Perkinstown
Community Church. The pastor will be

David Clements. Coffee and lunch will be

served following the service.

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7:00 - 5:00

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W2649 Rustic Road,

Rib Lake

N2818 Vision Lane,


1055 Broadway Avenue,


W10707 County Road D,


410 & 414 Ogden Street,


3 bedroom, 2 bath open

concept ranch with full walk-out
basement, attached 2 car garage
& wraparound deck. All on 20
acres on beautiful Rustic Road.
Additional 20 acres available.

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2

level home with full basement,
attached garage, large private lot,
family room with replace, new
roof and appliances.

4 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 story with

full basement, detached 3 car
garage, machine shed and barn all
on 2.9 acres with 380 of frontage
on State Hwy 64 for potential
commercial applications.

This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home

offers an open oor plan with
plenty of natural lighting & a
detached 32x24 garage. It is
tucked away on 30 acres with well
maintained trails throughout.

Very attractive, well maintained

duplex. Both units have an upper
& lower level, 2 bedrooms &
1.5 baths. The duplex has been
completely remodeled over the
past 14 years.

1404085....................$235,000 1407231....................$210,000 1501138....................$175,000 1502502....................$240,000 1502532......................$94,900

Dan Olson



Jodi Drost


FOR SALE: 120 acre farm

on dead end road. 68 tillable,
rest is buildings, pasture and
woods. Good hunting. W2111
Capital Rd., Spencer, WI 54479.
5-1/2 miles west of Hwy. 13.

for sale by owner, 3 bedroom ranch on 4+ acres w/
barn, new roof, new siding,
2 driveway access. Call 715427-5823 or 920-407-1294.

LAND FOR sale: 12 acre wooded country lot, 3 miles northwest

of Medford on blacktop road.
Contact Jason, 715-829-4180.


new floors, steel roof, 2
acres, $137,000. Serious inquirers

FOR SALE: 40 acres of land

located 8 miles west of Prentice
on Pennington Road. Well maintained forest w/small cabin. Ideal for deer & bear hunting. Contact 715-560-0591 after 6 p.m.

6.2 ACRE lot tested for holding tanks or mound to be sold

with home package, $19,000.
See Wausau Homes Medford
for home plans. Contact Jason at 715-829-4180 to view.

Sue Anderson


Susan J. Thums


160 ACRES hunting land within

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trails throughout, area cleared
for cabin, 2 food plots, MFL
closed. Forest Rd. 1529, Jump
River, WI. $384,000. 715820-1546

homes available for rent at $625/
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TP Printing Co. is looking for a sales consultant to sell print and
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One bedroom apartments for
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place your order. 715-748-2626,
116 S. Wisconsin Ave., Medford.

RED 2001 F-150 4x4 Super Crew

Lariat, 5.4 V-8 automatic with fiberglass topper, 188,000 miles,
2nd owner, well maintained,
$7,000. Call 715-965-0603.

full choke barrel with vent
rib double sight, excellent
trap or skeet or goose hunting gun. Call 715-654-6169.

BUY AREA newspapers at The
Star News office, 116 S. Wisconsin Ave., Medford. We have
The Star News, Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Colby, Curtiss, Dorchester, Milan, Unity),
The Record Review (Athens,
Edgar, Marathon, Stratford), Tribune Record Gleaner (Granton,
Greenwood, Loyal, Spencer),
and Courier Sentinel (Cornell,
Cadott, Lake Holcombe). Stop in
today to buy a copy or subscribe.


Send resume to: Kris OLeary

TP Printing Co.
P.O. Box 677, Abbotsford, WI 54405
or email: krisoleary@centralwinews.com

Kelly Rau



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hiring Company Drivers

and Owner Operators
for Medford, WI
Looking for a brighter
future? Travel the road
to success, join the
Trucking Team.

Call Mike Closs or Mike Grotzinger at 800-268-3933

VISIT US & APPLY ON-LINE www.RandsTrucking.com


Earn thousands
on your land by leasing the
hunting rights. Free evaluation & info packet. Liability coverage included. The experts
at Base Camp Leasing have
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bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling,
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skills, good driving history, and
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Call this paper or 800-227-7636


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Available Immediately

Deerview Meadows

Local nancial
advisor looking for a

Must be detail oriented, have stro
interpersonal skills and possess
computer skills, maintain client
condentiality, could develop into
full-time for the right person if des
Pay will depend on exp
References required.



Apply to:
Blind Ad #300
P.O. Box 180
Medford, WI 54451

Your Fabric Building Specialists

is accepting applications for a full-time


Duties include: Working directly with the owner and sales

personnel on building specications that include: providing
comprehensive CAD drawings and required specications for
building projects, preparing building layout designs, prepares
building quotes to customer requirements and other duties as
Experience in constructing pre-engineered buildings, excellent
communication skills, organizational skills, must be detailed
oriented and able to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Background in agriculture a plus! Full benet package
including health insurance and 401(K) are available.

Please email resume to: caguilar@structuresunlim.com,

or mail to:
Structures Unlimited LLC, P.O. Box 35, Stratford, WI 54484

Call 715-748-5006 for more info or to apply.

Great Northern Cabinetry Inc.

749 Kennedy Street
Rib Lake, WI 54470


Great Northern Cabinetry, Inc. has an

immediate opening for a new team member in our
material control department. This position requires
computer experience, including Microsoft Office.
Experience with Adobe and Crystal Reports is a plus.
The right candidate should have experience working
with shipping, receiving and scheduling. This person
will need to be able to work independently with
little supervision. Anyone interested in applying
for this position can drop off a resume or fill out an
application. No phone calls please.
Great Northern Cabinetry Inc.
749 Kennedy Street
Rib Lake, WI 54470

Medford Ofce Hwy. 13 South


part-time ofce support staff

Full-time crew positions, home nightly.

Fast-paced outdoor environment.




Great Northern Cabinetry, Inc. has an immediate

opening in our receiving area. This position requires the
qualified candidate to bend and lift up to 75 pounds, maintain
accurate records and have proven computer experience. A
history of operating a forklift is preferred but not required.
Anyone interested in applying for this position can stop by our
office and fill out an application. No phone calls, please.


Looking for responsible people who can handle a fast paced
environment, and enjoy caring for the elderly. Cooking and
cleaning experience preferred. Medford and Marshfield
locations. Looking to hire night shift.

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Luke Dixon, Jon Knoll,
Jesse Lukewich, George Zondlo

W7165 Maplewood Lane,

(QHUJ\6WDU&HUWLHG 4 bed, 2 full bath

country home just west of Medford. Open
concept design, attached garage, mound
septic system.

Medford, Wisconsin
$15.67 - $16.65
2nd and 3rd Shift



Marathon Cheese Corporation, located in

Medford, Wisconsin, has several openings
for lineworkers and material handlers. These
positions provide packaging, inspection, raw
materials, and sanitation to MCCs high speed
cheese packaging machines. Pre-employment
and drug screening is required.
Marathon Cheese offers stable, predictable
work hours and a competitive benefit package.
Apply in person at 1000 Progressive Avenue,
Medford, Wisconsin. Applications are available
at our website: www.mcheese.com. If you have
submitted an application in the last 6 months it
is not necessary to apply again.
Equal Opportunity Employer

705 N. Jackson St.,

Like new 3+ bed, 1.75 bath ranch home.
Updated maintenance free exterior.
Attached garage, full basement. Located
close to Grahl Park.


216 S. Seventh St.,
Well maintained and move in ready 2
bed, 1 full bath city home. Numerous
updates. Nicely landscaped backyard with
private patio area.




727 Ella St.,

Rib Lake
Nice 2 bed, 2 full bath home
on a double lot in Rib Lake.
detached two car garage.

Medford, Wisconsin



Great Northern Cabinetry,

Inc. has immediate full-time and
part-time 1st shift openings in our
production department. These
positions require basic math skills,
the ability to read and process
orders, and the ability to perform
the job with a high level of attention
to detail. Anyone interested in
applying should stop by our ofce
and ll out an application.

Analyze financial data in accordance to loan policy
Review/discuss customer financial trends with lenders
Support loan staff to assure financial information is
obtained from borrowers
Review appraisals & real estate evaluations


Minimum Associate Degree in Accounting
Proficient in Microsoft Office

110 Wayne Trail,



Immaculate 3+ bed, 2.5 bath

executive home. Custom oak kitchen,
master suite with full master bath,
walk-in closet and private patio.

Understand cash flow, analyze financial statements

and tax returns
Excellent verbal, listening & written communication skills
High level of accuracy & ability to prioritize workload in
fast-pace environment


Please respond by mail to:

Human Resources
PO Box 648
Abbotsford, WI 54405



N3357 Woodland Rd.,

Beautiful 3 bed, 1.5 bath country
home. Custom kitchen, tongue and
rec room, storage shed. Private wooded
setting just northwest of Medford.


Great Northern
Cabinetry, Inc.
749 Kennedy Street
Rib Lake, WI 54470


Affordable 1+ bed, 1 full bath home

on a large 300x100 lot. Covered
porch, detached 2 car garage. Updated
windows and siding.




570 E. Taylor St.,




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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Gilman wins for first time

Continued from page 1

pitch on Friday and will visit undefeated

Neillsville in a 4:30 p.m. start on Tuesday.
Greenwood will be in Gilman on May 14.

First inning hurts

Good effort

Buy this photo online at www.centralwinews.com

Photo by Matt Frey

Gilman first baseman Mike Drexler hustles into foul territory but cant quite catch
up to a ball hit by Spencers Nate Neumann during the fourth inning of Fridays 19-5
loss to the Rockets. Second baseman Chanse Rosemeyer also gives chase.

On Friday, Gilman showed some

spark offensively early, but even early,
the Pirates were too far behind to contend in a 19-5 home loss to Spencer.
The Rockets ended the suspense quickly by scoring 13 first-inning runs on nine
hits, four walks and three Gilman errors.
Gilman got four back in the bottom half.
Spencers five-run fourth made sure the
10-run rule would take effect.
Some poor defense helped them with
the 13-run first inning, along with them
hitting the ball well, coach Rosemeyer
said. I liked how we responded with
four in the first.
Jonny Tomke ripped a two-run double, Nate Neumann hit an RBI double
and Calvin Lenz hit a two-run double to
highlights Spencers 13-run inning.
Copenhaver reached on an error to
start the bottom half. He stole second
and scored on Rosemeyers base hit.
Ogle reached on an infield single. Person
singled in Rosemeyer, Vieras singled in
Ogle and Person wound up scoring on a
wild pitch.
Each team scored a run in the third.
Andersons sacrifice fly drove in Ogle for
Gilman. Ogle singled and went to third
on Persons hit-and-run single.
Susa crushed a two-run homer during
Spencers clinching rally in the fourth.
Gilman had seven hits, two each by
Person, Ogle and Vieras and one by
Rosemeyer. Rosemeyer was the starting

pitcher and was roughed up for 11 hits

and 16 runs in three-plus innings. He
walked eight and struck out one. Copenhaver got the last six outs, allowing seven
hits, three runs and one walk.

Lead doesnt stick

Gilman grabbed a rare early lead on
Thursday, but it didnt last in a 14-4, fiveinning loss at Owen-Withee. The Pirates
led 3-0 after a half-inning, but the Blackhawks scored once in the bottom half and
five times in the second to grab the lead.
Elliot pitched very well, Rosemeyer
said. Our errors hurt us as we had seven
in our first three innings. We gave them
too many extra at-bats.
Gilman quickly loaded the bases with
one out against Owen-Withee starter
Kolton Kaduce in the top of the first. Copenhaver walked, Wininger singled and
Ogle walked. Person was hit by a pitch to
force in a run. Andersons single scored
Wininger and Ogle scored on a wild pitch.
Owen-Withee got an unearned run
in the bottom half. In the second, six
straight Blackhawk batters reached base
with one out and five of them wound up
scoring. Anderson singled with two outs
in the third and Vieras, Zach and Drexler
all walked to force in a run. But Gilman
couldnt get the clutch hit to fully take advantage of the scoring chance.
We struck out nine times and left
seven runners on base in five innings,
Rosemeyer said.
Wininger was three for three, Anderson was two for three and Person went
one for two. Wininger pitched all 4.1 innings, striking out two and walking one.
Owen-Withee had 12 hits.


Production Workers Wanted

JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, Hawkins
Window Division, is a wood window and patio
door manufacturer in Hawkins Wisconsin.
We are accepting applications for full-time
production positions. (High School Diploma or
Equivalence Required)
(Must be at least 18 years of age)
Present openings will start at $11.19 per hour,
receive three monthly performance increases,
and then attain a grade level. Our minimum
grade level is $13.81 per hour. Second shift
program includes:





JELD-WEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reliability for Real Life

Please respond to
Blind Ad #299
PO Box 180
Medford, WI 54451

CHILD CARE needed for seven

month old, 1:30-11 p.m., 2-3
days per week. 715-748-0310.


Windows & Doors



livestock, hauling feed, CDL license preferable, starting
out at 35 per mile. Sign
on bonus. 715-654-7023 or
715-610-1082, ask for Mark.
FULL-TIME Help on modern
dairy with truck driving, fieldwork, tractor driving and drag line
experience. Call 715-650-7235.
LOG TRUCK driver wanted.
Loader experience preferred
but willing to train, some maintenance required. Call Thurs

Corporation is accepting applications for CNC programmer,
CNC machinists, painters, press
brake operator, production welders and general labor. Competitive wage, excellent fringe
benefits. Normal work week
is four 10-hour days - Monday through Thursday. Apply
in person at Meyer Mfg. Corp.,
Hwy. A West, Dorchester, WI.
be flexible, reliable
cants need only apply.
at C&G Mini Mart, Rib


MEDFORD VFW looking for

bartender every other weekend, other days available,
Medford. Call 715-748-3322.