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June 18, 2015

Volume 142 + Number 25

Medford, Wisconsin



Horse clinic
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to prison

Update on college
athletes from area

Winchel to serve 16 years behind

bars for 2013 vehicular homicide


by News Editor Brian Wilson

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Jerry Reinhardt delivers a pitch during the first inning of Wednesdays WIAA Division 4 state semifinal baseball game at Fox Cities Stadium. Ithaca scored six runs in
the inning, boosting the Bulldogs to a 9-0 win. See page 16 for complete coverage of
the game.

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Area deaths
Obituaries start on
page 14 for:
Richard Joiner
Floyd Juedes
Josephine Sapetta
Laddie Vlcek
Donald Woerpel
Richard Wright
Russell Wudi

See WINCHEL on page 4

Discussion heats up over school well

Alderman argues against

private groups paying to fix
school district infrastructure
by News Editor Brian Wilson
It took two votes and a heated discussion
Tuesday night before aldermen gave final approval to an irrigation well at the school district softball field.
The well will be used to water the dirt infield
during dry weather to keep it soft. This will improve player safety and make the fields more
usable. The softball booster club has said it will
cover the approximately $7,000 cost of the well.
Other options were to extend a water line from
the elementary school or from the metered service for irrigation of the football and baseball
fields. The elementary school option cost about
$30,000 due to the need for a booster pump at the
school while extending the line from the baseball field was projected to cost about $15,000.


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A drunk driver who killed one man and injured another in a Nov. 29, 2013 incident will serve at least 16 years
in prison.
James L. Winchel, 43, Sheldon, was sentenced on Friday. In February, a Taylor County jury deliberated for
an hour before finding Winchel guilty of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by intoxicated use of
a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration (PAC),
operating while intoxicated and causing injury, operating with a PAC and causing injury, operating a motor
vehicle while intoxicated, and operating a motor vehicle
with a PAC.
The charges carried maximum penalties of more than
30 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
Judge Ann Knox-Bauer sentenced Winchel to 30 years,
with 15 years of initial confinement followed by 15 years
of extended supervision for the homicide by intoxicated
use of a vehicle charge. For sentencing purposes the PAC

proved renewing private well permits

At last weeks committee of the whole meetwith no discussion.
ing aldermen voted to recommend granting
The difference is those are
permission for the well. However, alderman
grandfathered, said mayor
Peggy Kraschnewski started discussion on
Mike Wellner. Under the citys
the topic at this weeks meeting making a
wellhead protection ordinance,
motion to deny the request.
the city is working to eliminate
Kraschnewski noted that in her 40
existing wells within the citys
years of being in a baseball family, she
aquifer as a way to preknows the importance of keeping the field
vent groundwater conwatered for safety and improved playabiltamination.
ity. However, she said the citys well policy
is to only allow them in places where they
noted if someone
cannot access city water. She said there is
screwed up and
the option there to access water from the
the well became
school or an existing main. Her oba source of conjections to the proposed well were
tamination, it
echoed by alderman Arlene Parwould impact
ent who noted it was the booster
many city resclub paying for it rather than
the school district.
spoke in favor of the proposed
Alderman Greg Knight
well noting at the same meeting
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Geriatric care seminar Aug. 18 at NTC

Northcentral Technical College (NTC)
is hosting a geriatric care seminar on
Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This seminar offers a chance for healthcare and caregiver professionals to learn
more about the risks inherent with car-


An article in last weeks issue of The

Star News incorrectly identified Shirley
Wittek as Kris Karabas mother. Correctly she is Karabas mother-in-law.
A Medford city council article incorrectly identified the person who submitted the name Pioneer Drive in the
citys road-naming contest. The name
was submitted by Diane Heier.

ing for the elderly, especially those suffering from dementia.

Presentations will include: Proven
Ways for Staff to Maintain Happiness,
Safety and Health in Elders with Dementia by Cindy Keith and The Dilemma of
Delirium in the Older Adult Population
by Evalyn Michira.
The seminar will be presented inperson at NTCs Wausau campus and
through interactive video conferencing
at campus locations in Antigo, Medford,
Phillips and Spencer.
There is a cost to participate in the
event, with an early bird rate if registering before July 31. To register, visit or call 715675-3331 and press 1.

Visiting the old homestead

Herbert Herb Brandner celebrated
his 102nd birthday on May 20. Recently,
his nephew Terry Werner, took Herb and
his wife Eleanor Brandner for a visit to the
Brandner homestead where Herb grew
up. Herb and Eleanor currently live at
Country Gardens in Medford. The recent
photo duplicates one taken 100 years ago
of then two-year-old Herb being held by
his mother, Kuni Brandner.

Boarders supports United Way

Marsha Nice, owner/general manager of Boarders Inn & Suites, presented a check
in the amount of $800 to Joan Steliga of United Way of Taylor County. Nice ran a
promotion for the month of May where she donated $2 from every day-pass sold for
the pool at Boarders Inn & Suites.

Community Calendar
Gamblers Anonymous Meetings
Call 715-297-5317 for dates, times and

Sunday, June 21
Alcoholics Anonymous Open 12
Step Study Meeting 7 p.m. Community United Church of Christ, 510 E.
Broadway, Medford.

Monday, June 22
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.
Summer Library Program 1 p.m.
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library in
Medford, 3 p.m. Jean M. Thomsen Memorial Library in Stetsonville. The hourlong session includes stories and crafts.
Presenter: Melissa Gehrke, Superheroes to the Rescue.
Alzheimers Support Group Meeting 1:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Building,

corner Hwy 13 and 64, Medford. Information: Taylor County Commission on Aging 715-748-1491.
(DAV) Jump River 31 Meeting 7:30
p.m. Legion Clubhouse, 224 N. Powell,

Arlene 715-427-3613.
Musician David Landau 1 p.m.
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library, 400
N. Main St., Medford.
Medford Lions Club Meeting Dinner 6:30 p.m. B.S. Bar & Grill, W4782 Hwy
64, Medford. Information: 715-785-7573.

Tuesday, June 23

Thursday, June 25

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.

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.

Wednesday, June 24

Narcotics Anonymous Open Meeting 7 p.m. Community United Church

of Christ, 510 E. Broadway, Medford. Information: 715-965-1568.

Friday, June 26

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

7 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, Hwy 102
and Front Street, Rib Lake. Information:

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It takes a big sign to ask a big question

by News Editor Brian Wilson
This is the story of two people, their
families, a large sign and a very public
five-word question.
On June 6, Ember Schoenfeld of Medford followed her usual Saturday morning routine of going for a long run.
I was really sweaty and stinky, she
said. Since her plan was to spend the day
doing yard and housework, she figured
she would shower later. She found it
odd that her boyfriend, Clayton Roberts,
pushed for her to take a shower right
away. You really stink, you should really take a shower, she said of his insistence. She argued that she was just going
to get sweaty again cutting the grass.
As was his normal habit, Clayton
went to work for a few hours on Saturday morning to catch up on paperwork
and emails. He works at T&C Water Systems on Hwy 13 south of Medford, which
is owned by his parents, Tom and Char
Ember didnt think anything was
amiss when she got a call from him saying he had locked his keys in his truck
and asked her to bring a spare set down.
She put her sons in the car and drove
down Hwy 13 on her normal way to the
business. The first thing she noticed was
the billboard just north of the office had
something on it. I thought, When did he
rent out that sign? she said, noting it had
been empty all spring and had nothing on
it when she drove by the day before.

As she got closer she noticed her name

on it and a large heart. The pieces began
falling into place when she saw Clayton
standing up on the catwalk next to the
sign. I had no idea it was coming, she
Her seven-year-old son was in the car
and got to see her reaction as the proposal dawned on her. His first thing was,
Mom, he set you up good, she said.
They pulled up and Clayton climbed
down from the sign, got down on one
knee and proposed.
For him to do something so public it
was very surprising, Ember said, noting Clayton is usually more private and
reserved. It surprised me and everyone, she said.
She found out later that Clayton had
been planning it for weeks, working with
Mike Baker of Pro Designs to make the
sign. However, Clayton had kept it a secret from everyone else until the night
before. His parents and close friends
were there waiting for her to arrive. He
surprised me and everyone else, she
It was perfect, I couldnt ask for anything more, she said. It was pretty
In the time since the proposal, Ember is getting used to her new notoriety.
She said she was at Kmart recently and
gave the clerk her name. Ember will
you marry me? Are you that Ember? the
clerk asked her. When she told her she

Popping the question

photo by Brian Wilson

Ember Schoenfeld was surprised when her boyfriend proposed using a billboard
on Hwy 13.
was, the clerk asked Did you say yes?
Yes, I did, Ember replied.
Clayton setting such a high bar for his
expression of his love for Ember may not

win him any points from other would-be

bridegrooms, but for Ember it was just
right. I couldnt have asked for a more
perfect proposal, she said.

Gilman considers underage drinking and surveillance cameras

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cameras to the park for surveillance. Tallier found two options for the board to
consider: an HD camera using wifi, or
co-ax running to a DVR. Each of these
camera options would cost the village at
least $3,000.
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Tallier said this would give more
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program that Gilman has. He said this
would show the village is against teenage
At the June 10 regular meeting,
Grunseth said the board decided to table
the matter to look into what other communities have and decide on a hosting
ordinance that works best for the village.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

City approves well; sets Peps Drive for new industrial park road
Continued from page 1
Bubs primary argument in favor of allowing the well,
was because there was no cost to the city and it promoted
intergovernmental cooperation. He noted that at every
level of government, people are asking why governments
cant work together. He reminded aldermen that city taxpayers are also school district taxpayers.
The strongest opposition came from alderman Greg
Knight who emphasized it wasnt the school district
taxpayers paying for the well or water lines, it was the
booster club. He said the school district has an infrastructure problem and objected to private groups, such
as the booster club, having to fix it.
He also objected to being asked to go against the citys
established well policy in order to go with what he described as the least-cost alternative. He said the city
should stick with its policy.
I dont think that having a hard and fast rule works
anywhere, said school administrator Pat Sullivan, noting the school also has policies they need to adjust every
now and then.
Sullivan said the primary use of any of the fields was
by the community rather than for school activities. He
said the fields are being used just about every night of the
week for games and practices by youth groups. He said
they welcome the community to use the school facilities
and that often they were being used because they were
in better shape than city recreational faciities. Sullivan
asked for more cooperation from the city. How about
the city step up and help us with this,
This drew a response from city coordinator John Fales who noted the
school uses city facilities on a regular basis.
In the end, the motion to deny the
well request failed on a 3-5 vote with
Knight, Parent and Kraschnewki
calling for it to be denied. A followup motion to approve the well request drew the question from
alderman Dave Roiger about
who would actually own the
well and be responsible for
making sure it was locked
and not abused. Sullivan
said the school district would be the
owner of the well
and responsible for
protection of it. The
motion to approve

the well passed on a 5-3 vote this time with Kraschnewski, Parent and Knight opposed.
In a related action, aldermen approved renewing existing private well permits for Alfred and Marjorie Rothmeier, Richard Grinker, Brunner Well Drilling and Clem
Johnson. Existing wells must be tested every two years
and permits reissued. There was no discussion on the

Road name reversal

The city of Medford will honor Joseph Pep Simek
with an industrial park road after all.
A week after aldermen voted at the committee of the
whole meeting to name the road Pioneer Drive, at
Tuesdays city council meeting they changed course approving the name Peps Drive for the road to serve the
56-acre industrial park expansion south of CTH O.
The change came as a result of an amendment from
alderman Parent. Her original proposal was to name the
road Peps Pathway, but the name was changed to Peps
Drive in her motion after it was noted there were only
drives, streets and avenues in the industrial park and
pathway did not sound professional enough.
As part of her amendment, she called for consideration
of the next city street named to be Joseph Simek Drive.
Parent said she had received comments from a number
of people about the citys vote last week to recommend
the name Pioneer Drive. She said in 1992, a group had
come asking that Centennial Parkway be renamed after
the Simeks. She said not naming the industrial park road
after Simek would be the second time the city snubbed
his memory.
Roiger had no objection to naming a road after Simek,
but questioned just using a small road serving only a
corner of the city. Parent
said this is why she would
want the next street the
city names to be Joseph
Simek Drive.
Alderman Clem Johnson objected to the idea the
city had not done enough to
recognize the

noted the number of public buildings in the community

with the Simek name on them.
The motion to amend the proposed name from Pioneer
Drive passed on a 5-3 vote with Jim Peterson, Roiger and
Johnson opposed. The final vote on the motion as amended passed on the same 5-3 margin.
In other business, aldermen:

Approved hiring attorney Kyle Gulya of Von

Briesen Roper SC of Madison to represent the citys police and fire commission during a termination hearing
for a city officer. Guyla will advise the police and fire
commission members and be the presiding officer at the
hearing. By law, police disciplinary hearings are held
in open session. The hearing has four days scheduled.
It will begin with a motion hearing on Tuesday, June 23
from 6 to 8 p.m. Testimony will begin on Tuesday, June
30 at 10:30 a.m and go until the committee recesses for
the night with the option to continue on that Wednesday and Thursday. Details of the formal charges against
the officer have not been released.

Approved appointing Amanda Lange to replace

Peggy King on the citys comprehensive plan review
board. King is leaving the community to take a position in Wisconsin Rapids and is stepping down from the

Questioned the status of the roundabouts.

Kraschnewski said she felt the condition of the roundabouts reflected poorly on the entire community and
said something needs to be done to clean them up, even
if it is removing all the plantings that are in there. Fales
said the roundabouts are state property and they could
not do anything in them without the permission of the
state. He also reported one of the pedestrian shelters at
the Allman St. roundabout was relocated near the city
pool for use there for children waiting for rides. The
city received permission to relocate the shelter. The pedestrian shelters had been added as part of the states
portion of the Hwy 13 reconstruction project. The shelters had originally been requested by the city council
as a utilization of community specific design funds that
were part of the project.

Approved giving Northcentral Custom and

Classics Car Club $2,000 from the hotel/motel room tax
fund for this years car show to be held July 25-26 in
the Medford City Park.
Approved spending $7,025 to replace the existing 15-year-old M100 precinct counter with a new
DS200 precinct scanner vote counting machine. The
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violations are not included by statute. For the count of
causing injury due to the intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, she sentenced Winchel to one year of initial confinement followed by three years extended supervision to be
served consecutive to the first count. For the 5th offense
OWI charge, she sentenced him to four years with two
years initial confinement and two years extended supervision to be served concurrently with the other offenses.
He was also ordered to pay restitution, court costs,
submit a DNA sample, and pay a forfeiture of $600. In
addition he will have a five-year drivers license revocation, must write a letter of apology to the victims and
their families and participate in an OWI impact panel.
He was credited with 560 days served.
On Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at approximately 4:58 p.m.
Winchel was operating his 1991 Buick LeSabre automobile and was traveling north on County Line Rd. approximately .4 mile north of Lou Ave. in the town of Pershing.

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Witnesses reported that they observed Winchels white

Buick traveling at a high speed as it approached a
group of hunters by a vehicle at the side of the roadway.
Witnesses reported they could hear the vehicle traveling fast as it was approaching and someone yelled to the
group to look out. It was reported by witnesses the group
moved in an attempt to get out of the way of the fast approaching vehicle.
According to the complaint, Winchels vehicle struck
then 53-year-old Fernando Salinas, of Roscoe, Ill. Fernando Salinas was struck by the passenger side of the car
and his body got spun around when the car struck him.
Fernando Salinas fell to the ground after the impact. He
testified against Winchel at the February 2015 trial.
Juan A. Salinas, also of Roscoe, Ill., was struck by the
front center of Winchels vehicle. Witnesses reported
Juan Salinas was thrown an estimated 15-20 feet in the
air before falling to the ground. Both individuals reportedly came to rest in the middle of the roadway. Despite
resuscitation efforts, Juan Salinas was pronounced dead
at the scene and Fernando Salinas was transported from
the scene to Aspirus Medford Hospital. He was immediately airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
A witness reported Winchel remained in the car for an
estimated 3-5 minutes before he exited the vehicle. Once
he exited the vehicle, Winchel began asking for someone
to get him out of here. Those on the scene told him he was
in an accident and needed to stay. At one point, the witness stated Winchel began walking north, away from the
crash scene but was called back by a witness. Winchel
was airlifted from the scene to Luther Hospital in Eau
Claire for treatment of his injuries. At the time of the incident, Winchel had a .02 blood alcohol content restriction on his license due to his prior OWI offenses.

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All or nothing for health insurance at Rib Lake

Two years after dropping Security Health Plan coverage for district employees, the Rib Lake board of education voted to re-affiliate with the company in order to
provide health insurance coverage for its employees. The
board considered bids from Security Health Plan, WPS,
and the WEA Trust. For the past two years, employees of
the district have been insured through the WEA Trust,
and it was reported there has been a lot of dissatisfaction
with the way co-pays were being handled through this
At the board meeting on June 9, district administrator Lori Manion pointed out the current cost to insure
a single individual through the WEA Trust is $716 per
month. Under the proposal submitted by Security Health
Plan, employees would be given the option of selecting
a point of service (POS) plan or an HMO plan, and the
monthly premium costs would be reduced by 5.83 percent and 9.59 percent respectively, for individual coverage. Board member Scott Everson spoke about the two
options under Security Health Plan and said, Between
the HMO and the other plan, $32,000 difference. We could
save, look at saving $32,000 if we go with HMO only.
I would not go for that, said board member Amber
Fallos, saying she did not think it would be fair to the employees to not give them two plans from which to chose.
Manion reported the district had previously been with
Security Health Plan since approximately 2005, with the
exception of the last two years. She said the employees
would have to commit to one or the other coverage options prior to August l.
The board also discussed whether or not to continue
to prorate health insurance coverage for individuals who
work more than 20 hours but less than 30 hours per week.
At last months meeting it was reported two employees
fall in this category. Manion said under the Affordable
Care Act, prorating the cost of health insurance coverage is discouraged. The board decided it would no longer
allow the option to prorate the cost of coverage, and for
the 2015-2016 school year, only people working at least 30
hours per week will be eligible for the health insurance
Later in the evening, the board went into closed session to consider the plight of the part-time custodian who
has been working slightly less than 30 hours per week
and would therefore lose his health insurance. It was
later reported that due to an increased workload, this individuals hours will be increased to between 35 and 40
hours per week, depending on the needs. The other person who might have been affected by the boards action
transferred into a job with more hours, and therefore,
none of the district employees lost their health insurance as a result of the boards decision to do away with
prorated coverage.
Chris Beedle from H&H Energy Services updated the
board on progress being made on energy enhancement
projects approved under the April referendum. He said
the demolition of the HVAC unit is currently underway
in the middle school. The unit ventilators and air handling units are being ripped out. Beedle reported that
roofing of the high school and middle school buildings

will start about June 20, while building shell work to include foaming and insulation is scheduled to start about
June 22. Specifications on bids for sealants will go out
this week. Beedle said the final measurements are being
taken for replacement windows, and the bid was awarded
to Jas Windows. It was reported local window manufacturers were not able to meet all the specifications for the
bid. Beedle reported Wojcik Plumbing was selected for
the plumbing upgrades. He also said the biomass boiler
will arrive in the fall, with preparatory work for installation to be completed this summer.
The board also reviewed a list of summer maintenance projects, most of which are outside the scope of
the recently passed referendum. Some of these projects
include floor tiling, seal coating of sidewalks, paint striping of the parking lot, coating the gym floor, laying and
patching concrete, installing eye wash stations and a
wood chip lift, repairing cracks on the track, laying granite on the walking trail, replacing the roof on the storage
garage, and repairing the tennis court and fence. The total cost for all these projects amounts to $26,445. Projects
not covered under the referendum will be funded with
either Fund 80 revenue from the state for community
programs and services, or through a transfer of about
$17,000 from the fund balance.
Manion reviewed a memo from Bob Anderson, district
technology coordinator. Anderson expressed concerns
that some of the computers in the schools still have Windows XP, and need to be replaced. Manion commented
there has not been support for Windows XP since April
2014, and these computers pose a security risk to the network. The board approved the purchase of new desktop
computers, laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and software
upgrades totaling $38,850 over two budget years. Any
costs exceeding budgeted amounts will be covered by a
transfer from the fund balance.
The board approved a proposal to use Fund 80 revenue
from the state in order to purchase equipment that would
be installed on the fitness trail, and would be available
for use by the public. Among other things, the purchases include parallel bars, a rowing machine, and a sit-up
board. The total cost for the equipment including freight,
is $13,556. Signs with instructions for how to use the
equipment will cost about $2,000, and the cost of installation of the fitness equipment is about $2,500.
The board reviewed changes to the employee handbook including supplemental pay for professional development credits or for obtaining a masters degree.
Changes include clarification to language concerning
how health insurance costs will be handled by the district upon retirement. The new provision states the district will contribute the cost of the full single premium
to remain on the group health plan, or $10,000 will be put
into a post-retirement HRA. A provision was added to allow employees to receive pay in lieu of taking a personal
day. Elementary school principal Jon Dallmann said,
At the end of the year people are turning in their personal leave like gangbusters because theres no benefit to
keeping it. Either you use it and take a day off or youre
going to lose it.
Jerry Blomberg observed, Well we pay them to take
their personal day plus we pay a sub, sub pay.

County to issue email addresses to board members

by News Editor Brian Wilson


submitted photos

Tom Roberts of the Medford Knights of Columbus

is shown presenting checks to representatives of Black
River Industries and Taylor County Special Olympics.
The money donated to them was derived from this years
Tootsie Roll Drive. Pictured are Special Olympics representatives (l. to r.) Ron Blackburn, Melisa Dassow, Mark
Shiltz, and Knights of Columbus representative, Tom

Supporting BRI
Paul Thornton (left), director, Black River Industries,
accepts a donation from Tom Roberts of the Knights of

Thank You

The Medford Knights of Columbus, Black

River Industries, and Taylor County Special
Olympics would like to extend their thanks
to the community, and local businesses;
Kmart and Medford County Market, for their
generosity and continued support during the
Knights of Columbus 2015 Tootsie Roll Drive.

I would like to not thank

the VA for listening to
my wife rather than
me. Shes all upset and
I wouldnt have had
the MIR which lead to
the wild ride down to
-Robert L. Butler
To the nurse that said I
was scared of my wife
in Wausau, I played
you. Next time keep
your mouth shut.
-Robert L. Butler


Taylor County supervisors will be getting countyissued email addresses.

The county finance committee last week approved issuing the county board members emails to use for their
official county-related correspondence.
This was the second time the email request came to
the finance committee. Last month, committee members rejected the proposal because of the cost involved
to the county. Each county email address costs $75 the
first year and $45 per year after that. According to Melissa Seavers, the countys information technology director, the cost for the first year for all county board
members would be $1,275 with it going down to $765 per
year. Included in this cost is the archiving of emails for
the legally required period of time. It reflects the client
access license the county pays for each email account in
the system, Seavers said she has money in her current
budget to cover the cost of setting up the emails and the
first year of the license fee. Future years would need to
be budgeted.
Currently, county board members who use email are
doing county business either on their personal emails
or ones they set up through private providers for their
own use. In bringing the issue back to the finance committee, Zenner noted if the county was involved in a

lawsuit or other issue, people involved could use the

states open records laws to access personal email accounts. Any emails would then become open records for
the public to view. A county-issued email account that
was designated for county business and used for that
purpose would help protect supervisors from having
private information made public.
In addition, he said, a uniform email system would
also make it easier for constituents to contact their
county board member. All the email accounts for the
county are set up as follows: firstname.lastname@
Committee member Ray Soper questioned what
would happen if he did not have an email record that
was requested. Would I be fined, or flogged? he asked,
Seavers noted the plus of having the county-issued
emails for the supervisors is the emails are automatically backed up and saved.
She explained the county board members would be
able to access the email on their own devices such as
smartphones or personal computers. She said if the
county eventually goes to issuing tablet computers to
supervisors, the emails could go to those as well.
With committee approval, the emails will be added
to the county website and directory and be given to the
state as part of the contact information for each county
board member.

Dallmann said, I think its a cost-saving measure

that turns into a benefit to the classroom and a benefit
to your employee. The board approved a provision that
will allow staff to be compensated for any unused personal leave days at the rate of $50 per day for a full day
or $25 per day for a half day. The board finalized various
changes and took formal action to approve the handbook.
The handbook process now takes place instead of union
negotiations for benefits, which were eliminated by the
governor and legislature under Wisconsin Act 10.

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Make recognition a lasting tribute

There was some disappointment last week when the
city of Medford voted to name a new street in the industrial park Pioneer Drive rather than honoring the
memory of Tombstone Pizza co-founder and community philanthropist Joseph Pep Simek.
Simek was the overwhelming favorite in a contest
held to help select a name. Simek, who died in February
2013, deserves to be recognized for his lasting contribution to the city. Alderman Arlene Parent was correct
last week and again at Tuesdays city council meeting
that the community has not done enough to recognize
the contributions the Simeks made to the Medford area
or the impact Tombstone Pizza continues to have on the
Parent prevailed in her call to name the road after
Pep Simek with the council agreeing to Peps Drive.
However the vote does not come without reservations
about naming an out-of-the-way road in an industrial
park expansion being something of a backhanded way
to honor Simeks rich legacy.
Some in the community have called for existing
streets, such as Whelen Ave. from Perkins south to CTH
O to be renamed to honor Simek. Whelen Ave. is the
main road through Industrial Park No. 1 where Nestle
Pizzas Medford plant is located. Others have suggested
renaming Centennial Parkway in the city park, as had
been asked for in 1992.
The challenge for renaming any existing street is the
aggravation and expense to those with addresses on the
road, not to mention the confusion for delivery drivers.
Renaming any street of suitable prominence to dedicate
to Simeks memory would present challenges.

Joseph Pep and Fran Simek

A name on a street sign is just one way to recognize
the impact an individual has on the community. A better,
and more visible way to recognize the legacy of Tomb-

stone Pizza would be for the city to commission a monument to recognize not only the Simeks but the hundreds
of men and women who helped build the Tombstone
brand over the years.
Such a monument could be located on city-owned
property or vacant land in the downtown such as the
northwest corner of North Main St. and Hwy 64. Medford is home to numerous artists and sculptors, including some with national recognition. Such a monument
would serve the dual role of highlighting this local pool
of talent.
There is no reason the city should stop at just recognizing the Simeks. As Weather Shield celebrates its
60th anniversary this year and Sierra Pacific Industries
is bringing renewed growth to Hurd Windows, it is also
important to recognize the impact the window and door
industry has on the community. These are just two examples of major industries that have helped shape Medford over the decades.
A public and private partnership could be utilized
to cover the construction cost for these monuments to
Medfords proud past and exciting future.
These monuments would become tourist destinations, drawing people to the community and bringing
with them an ongoing positive economic impact. Medford has always been a community of big dreams. Rather than settling for a street sign, the city should aim
higher and create lasting memorials to the captains of
industry who helped the community become what it is
today as the place where people live, work and play.

Walker should focus on his presidential campaign

No man can serve two masters: for
either he will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Matthew 6:24
By every measure Gov. Scott Walker is
running for president, even though a formal announcement is not expected until
Walker has made trips to visit heads
of state in England and Israel hoping to
beef up his lack of foreign affairs experience. He has crisscrossed the country
kissing proverbial babies and pandering
to political donors from one coast to the
other. As tracked by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinels Walker tracker website,
since May 30, Walker has been eating pie
in Concord, N.H., attending meetings in
Georgia, talking economic growth in Orlando, Fla., attending the North Carolina
Republican convention and going on a
Harley ride to honor veterans in Boone,
He seems to be stretched pretty thin,
said Steven Davis, a political science
professor at Edgewood College in Madison, in a May 15 Journal Sentinel article
about Walkers campaign travels. Hes
doing the bare minimum in discharging
his duties as governor.
As the 2016 presidential election gets
closer, Walkers campaign calendar will
just get busier. Walker has been running
for president, at least unofficially, since

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he won reelection last November. Even

before that, he rose to national prominence as a conservative favorite when
he challenged the unions, and won, just
after taking office in 2011.
Now, Walker needs to decide if he
wants to be governor or pursue his presidential dreams.
Being a modern presidential candidate is a full-time job. The candidate is
both CEO of his campaign operation and
its primary product. If Walker is to make
a viable bid for the Republican nomination, he needs to be seen where Republican voters and money-brokers are located around the country. He needs to put
the job of being a candidate first, in order
to have any chance.
For Walker to win the White House,
Wisconsin has to take second stage. This
is the reality of modern politics and applies as much to Gov. Walker as it does to
any sitting senator, congressman or anyone else seeking national office.
Wisconsin deserves more than a parttime governor who is preoccupied with
presidential politics while drawing a fulltime salary from state coffers.
Walker should take a leave of absence
from the governors position in order to
better focus on his presidential bid.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch could easily mind the shop as acting governor in
Walkers absence, allowing the business

Quote of the Week:

I dont think that having a hard and fast rule works anywhere

Pat Sullivan, school district administrator about the

need to sometimes go against established policy

of the state to move forward. This would

be much the same mechanism as if Walker was recovering from a long illness and
unable to temporarily carry out his duties to the people of Wisconsin.
Walker must decide which of the two

masters he chooses to serve. He must

weigh his aspirations against his responsibilities to the Wisconsin people who
have stood with him and put him in office in Madison.

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

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Antenna going up

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photo by Brian Wilson

Steeplejacks from Red Tail Tower were busy in Medford this week installing a new communication tower near
the Taylor County Human Services building. The existing tower will eventually be removed. A large crane lifted
sections of the tower into place and workers fastened them together.

Vox Pop

Disappointed in city for not having flags displayed on Flag Day

Note: Vietnam veteran Ed Hemmer stopped in to The

Star News to say he was disappointed the city of Medford did not have any flags flying on light poles in the
downtown for Flag Day this week. He shared this clipping as a reminder of the importance of the American
Hello, remember me?
Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the
Star Spangled Banner, but whatever you cull me, I am
your Flag, the Flag of the United States of America.
Something has been bothering me, so I thought I might
talk it over with you . . . because it is about you and me.
I remember some time ago people lined up on both
sides of the street to watch the parade and naturally I
was leading every parade, proudly waving in the breeze,
when your daddy saw me coming, he immediately removed his hat and placed it against his left shoulder so
that the hand was directly over his heart . . . remember?
And yes, I remember you. Standing there straight as
a soldier. You didnt have a hat, but you were giving the
right salute. Remember little sister? Not to be outdone,
she was saluting the same as you with her right hand
over her heart . . . remember?

What happened? Im still the same old flag. Oh, I

have a few more stars since you were a boy. A lot more
blood has been shed since those parades of long ago.
But now I dont feel as proud as I used to. When I
come down your street you just stand there with your
hands in your pockets and I may get a small glance and
then you look away. Then I see your children running
around and shouting . . . they dont seem to know who I
am. . . . I saw one man take his hat off then look around .
. . he didnt see anybody else with theirs off so he quickly put his back on.
Is it a sin to be patriotic anymore? Have you forgotten what I stand for and where Ive been? . . . Anzio,
Guadalcanal, Korea and Vietnam. Take a look at the
Memorial Honor Rolls sometime, of those who never
came back to keep this Republic free . . . One Nation
Under God . . . when you salute me, you are actually
saluting them.
Well, it wont be long until Ill be coming down your
street again. So, when you see me, stand straight, place
your right hand over your heart . . . and Ill salute you
by waving back . . . and Ill know that . . .You Remembered!
Ed Hemmer, Medford

Vox Pop

Writer opposes any school uniform policy for Medford

I am opposed to any policy that would force Medford

students to wear uniforms. I no longer have children
in school, but I do have grandchildren in the schools. I
believe parents should be parenting their children, not
the school board. I believe the school board has many
other more important issues that they should be spending their time on. It seems the board and administration has been getting involved in many issues that have
nothing to do with education, such as purchasing houses with taxpayer dollars and tearing those houses down
with taxpayers dollars.
I wasnt aware that the duties of administration or
the board included real estate deals. The administration and board is always complaining about not having
enough dollars in their budget, but then spend dollars
on things that are totally unrelated to education. Why
would taxpayers believe there are true budget issues
when dollars are being spent on non-school related
Administration, just like our government, wants

more and more control over citizens and students. Its

time for administration and the board to listen to the
voices of the citizens they are suppose to be representing instead of trying to force their own ideas on the citizens. Decisions being made are suppose to consider the
parents and students opinions, not just the opinions
of the administration and board members. An issue as
important as school uniforms should be brought to the
citizens so that they can voice their opinions on the issue.
After all, the parents are the ones that will be purchasing school clothing/uniforms. I would not want
the school administration or board telling me how I
have to spend my money when it comes to clothing our
children that is a parenting issue. Enforce the school
dress code that you currently have and there wouldnt
be the need to even discuss school uniforms. Parents
contact the school board members now to voice your
opinions before the June 18 meeting.
Toni Matthias, Medford

Don Woerpel would probably have cringed and

launched into a rant about the way his obituary was submitted to The Star News this week. He would see it as a
redundancy to say someone died suddenly. How else, he
would ask, is someone supposed to die?
Woerpel was nothing if not opinionated about a lot of
things the way news items should be written was near
the top of that list, along with childrens names and if
women should be combat pilots.
Woerpel died last week. He was 80 years old. He was
the editor here at The Star News for 15 years from 1984
until his retirement in 1999.
I got to know Woerpel when I started here in 1996. His
major coverage area was the county board, yet he kept his
fingers in all the
beats. He freely
opinions about
everything from
politics. He also
wrote a column
called the Woerpool starting
an unfortunate
trend of twisting reporters names into column titles.
The Woerpool column was a popular one. People either
loved his views or loved to disagree with those views. In
either case, they would make a point of reading it every
Woerpel was an archetypical example of a particular
type of journalist. He believed the role of the newspaper
was primarily to Comfort the afflicted and afflict the
comfortable, to borrow the line from 20th century journalist Finley Peter Dunne.
Woerpels style was an adversarial one. He was unabashedly abrasive to elected officials and had a certain
scorn for bureaucrats of all levels, especially those with
whom he disagreed.
By the time I came to The Star News in 1996, Woerpel
was well-established as an irascible newspaperman who
was not afraid to pick fights over causes or turn over
rocks just to see the creepy crawlies scurry for cover.
Some of these battles were valid ones that needed to be
fought. Others were Quixotic tilting at windmills. Occasionally he would go too far in pushing for what he
thought was the story fanning the flames rather than
moving the community forward.
How you felt about where a story or editorial cause fell
in that spectrum was often determined by whether you
were the target or an observer.
Woerpels great passion was history and in particular
World War II history, especially when it came to fighter
planes. An autographed copy of his book The 79th
Fighter Group Over Tunisia, Sicily and Italy in World
War II has a place of honor on my bookshelf. His awardwinning work on detailing the week-by-week historical
updates on the 50th anniversary of World War II in the
Time Machine brought the realties of global war to a
new generation of readers.
He was also a fan of then state senator Dave Zien. I can
remember one day Zien offering Woerpel a ride on the
back of his motorcycle, and the memory of them riding
down Wisconsin Ave. together still makes me chuckle.
In recent years, Woerpel continued to read The Star
News and would send periodic emails about what he
thought of any given issue. Sometimes they were notes
to the newsroom, other times pointedly worded Vox Pops
tapping his seemingly inexhaustible store of opinions.
Woerpel, like many of the other members of the old
guard who he wrote about in his time at The Star News,
has now passed into memory. The inevitable march of
time replaces one generation with another.
Brian Wilson is News Editor at The Star News.

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Thursday, April
June 18,
23, 2015

School nance committee reviews referendum list

by Reporter Mark Berglund
On Friday, the Medford Area School District finance
committee reviewed a revised list of maintenance
items the school board will consider for a possible
revenue cap override referendum. The committee and
board has discussed the referendum idea this spring as
a way to finish items on the maintenance list which get
pushed back because of budget constraints.
The list was first presented to the finance committee last month. It outlined a number of projects at each
school building and totaled $4,796,000 in possible projects. The school board discussed the idea at the May
21 meeting. The list presented at Fridays meeting had
eight of the original items colored in red, three additional items and three price adjustments. Removing
the red items from the list brought the estimated cost to
$4,989,000. The plan is moving toward cutting another
$739,000 from the list to reach $4.25 million.
Dave Makovsky, the districts building and grounds
supervisor, prepared the initial and revised lists. He
was at Fridays meeting
The finance committee was also presented with an
estimate of the potential impact of borrowing $4.25 million. The first option of a 15-year loan at 3.75 percent
would increase the mil rate by 19 cents per $1,000 of
valuation, a potential tax increase of $19 per year on a
$100,000 home. The second estimate would pay the loan
back over 20 years at 4 percent interest. It would raise
the mill rate 13 cents or $13 a year on a $100,000 home.
The estimates were prepared by Robert W. Baird and
The school agenda for tonight, Thursday, includes
discussion of the spring 2016 referendum. The meeting

New owner at Filling Station

will be held at the school forest, which is located east of

Medford on Hwy 64. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. with a
tour of the facility. The business meeting will start at 6
p.m. in Dodsworth Hall.
Dave Fleegel and Jeff Peterson have served on the finance committee for several years. They said the original intent of looking at a referendum for the projects
was finding a way to complete projects which are often
postponed as budget dollars tighten. We just wanted
the big ticket items we cant handle on our own, Peterson said. The school is not falling down, but weve
kicked a number of items down the road, Fleegel said.
New committee member Mark Temme said the effort
would shorten the maintenance to do list while opening up other funds for direct educational benefit.
The list split the projects up by the school building
they are connected with. Those are Stetsonville Area
Elementary School, which was built in 1975; Medford
Area Elementary School, which was built in 1986; Medford Area Middle School, which was built in 1999 with
connections of the gymnasiums, which were built in the
1950s and 1970s; and Medford Area Senior High, which
was built in 1967 with a technology education building
added a decade later. The senior highs indoor pool was
listed separately as a 1970 construction.
The committee eventually decided the possible projects might be better organized into main categories.
These are new projects, work on the existing buildings, asphalt paving work, athletic facilities, and the
pool. The 33 proposed projects have price tags between
$12,000 and $600,000 each.
The new project is converting the recently-purchased
Broadway Ave. properties near the middle school into a
parking lot and second entrance for bus traffic at the

photo by Brian Wilson

Members of the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors group join Jenna Strebig in cutting the ribbon to mark her taking over the Filling Station Cafe & Bar on Hwy 64 in Medford. She is a former employee of the
restaurant and took it over from Lori Phillips.

school. It carries a $525,000 estimate.

The list of possible athletic projects includes some
which the board has pledged support for as it works
with the All Sports Booster Club to update the outdoor
athletic facilities at the high school. Those projects include replacing the current bleachers and press box
($350,000), replacing the running track surface and modifications ($200,000) and replacing two field lights on the
north side of the field ($75,000).
District voters have turned down three referendum
votes in the past 10 years for projects which included
new swimming pools at the senior high or middle
school building. Makovsky estimated the price of a pool
replacement at $4 million. All of the pool-related projects are estimated at $1,243,000.
Peterson said past efforts have focused on replacing the pool, but voters have never been asked if they
would support fixing design and age-related problems
with the current facility. When the pool replacement
referendums have failed, the board has operated with
a mindset of waiting for a catastrophic failure before
deciding if the pool would be repaired. Temme said the
issue needs a more proactive approach. If it fails, its
likely down for a year. Is that OK with the community?
he asked.
On the day the committee met, the pool was being
used by approximately 300 swimming lesson students,
community members and the local youth swim club.
Temme said it is a facility with importance to the whole
community. An indoor pool in a community the size of
Medford is somewhat important, he said. Its not just
a school pool, its a community pool.
Peterson wondered if there could be an advisory
question about the pools future. Fleegel said getting a
simple answer from an advisory referendum might not
be that simple. Anytime we put a question down on paper, its not very understandable, he said. Fleegel said
finding common ground is an important step to gaining
support for the proposed projects.
I dont want to confuse this with the maintenance
issues, Peterson said.
Defining the project list is the next step for the committee and school board. What are the big ticket items
we dont want to wait too long to address? Fleegel
The Medford district is considering a referendum
after smaller neighbors like Owen-Withee, Gilman and
Rib Lake have passed measures to exceed the state revenue cap. Rib Lakes vote was the latest, and it will allow the district to proceed with maintenance projects
geared toward saving energy resources. Fleegel warned
the committee not to assume local voters would support
a question just because their neighbors did. Just because Rib Lake passed a $4 million referendum doesnt
mean Medford can do it. The Rib Lake schools were in
much worse shape and there is a difference between
saying our schools are crumbling and weve pushed a
project back 10 years, Fleegel said.

Rib Lake considers taking plunge on disposable wipe ban

by Reporter Sue Hady
Consumers would be well advised to think twice before flushing so-called flushable wipes down the toilet. Problems resulting from these wipes have created
havoc for municipal wastewater treatment facilities
and home septic systems throughout the country. The
Rib Lake Village Board of Trustees is calling for voluntary compliance from village residents to refrain from
flushing disposable wipes, baby wipes, tampons, and
other feminine hygiene products down the toilet. Board
president Bill Schreiner reported that public works
director Jerry Butler has his hands full trying to clear
the wipes from the sewer system. Jerry said out of
one manhole they had almost a wheelbarrow full of the
stuff, said Schreiner.
Correct, said trustee Vernell Van Hecker. And
you only had one, two, threethree houses that are
feeding the manhole. And that was cleaned out a year
ago. So all of this has arrived since that time.
The pre-moistened wipes are advertised as doing a
more thorough cleaning job than toilet paper alone. In
spite of the labeling, they do not biodegrade quickly or
easily, often plugging up pipes and pumping equipment.
Plus, the job of removing the wadded mass from a municipal treatment system could best be described as unpleasant, if not downright disgusting.
It was reported at the village board meeting on June
10 the village has already spent more than $100,000 for

special screening equipment needed to remove these

products from the sewer system, but the wipes are plugging up the system before even arriving at the screen.
The board wants residents to be aware that sewer rates
have to be increased in order to deal with this problem, and costs are passed on to consumers. Residents
also need to know that clearing these products from a
blocked lateral would need to be done at the owners expense.
Industry representatives, for the most part, are denying responsibility for the problems, continuing to
assert the wipes are biodegradable. However, homeowners with clogged toilets, pipes, and septic system
backups know otherwise. The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the possibility that companies are
engaging in false or misleading labeling, even though
there is not yet a legal standard defining what is considered flushable. Attorneys are also looking into class
action lawsuits for people who have been forced to pay
hundreds of dollars if not more to repair their plumbing
systems. In the meanwhile, millions of dollars are being
spent by municipalities trying to deal with the growing
problems caused by the wipes.
At future meetings, the board intends to consider passage of an ordinance to prohibit residents from flushing
theses products down the toilet. Along the same line,
village residents are also being asked to refrain from
depositing their grass clippings onto village streets. The
clippings and lawn debris are getting into storm sewers

and similarly creating clogs. These things are being

plugged up constantly by people blowing grass onto the
streets, commented trustee Russ Bullis.
Under other business, the board reviewed a letter
from Taylor County Highway Commissioner Jess Sackmann regarding an inspection of a bridge on State Road
over the Little Rib River. Sackmann reported the bridge
fails to meet the required sufficiency rating. If the board
decided to replace the bridge, the village would be eligible to apply for an 80 percent matching grant from state
and federal funds. The board discussed the options of
either keeping the bridge open to pedestrian use only,
or removing it. It was reported the cost to replace the
bridge would be a minimum of $300,000.
Representatives from the engineering firm of MSA
Professional Services updated the board concerning the
deadline for applying for a grant under the Clean Water
Fund to help with infrastructure upgrades. They reported on recent changes in state regulations which allow
municipalities to claim up to a maximum of $500,000 in
economic development funds for things such as extending sewer and water lines or rebuilding roads in order
to accommodate new or expanding businesses that are
creating jobs. The board was also informed of plans to
award HUD grants to municipalities which could then
loan out these funds at very low interest rates to new or
expanding businesses.
The board approved a contribution of $1,250 towards
the holiday fireworks display.



Thursday, June
April 18,
23, 2015

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Werner returns to hometown to practice medicine

Chelsea native was inspired to help
people like provider Bob Reisenberg
by News Editor Brian Wilson
From a young age Greg Werner knew he wanted to be
like Dr. Bob and help sick people get well.
Werner grew up in Chelsea, and along with his family worked with Bob Reisenberg as their primary healthcare provider. Reisenberg is a physicians assistant (PA)
and has been seeing patients in Medford for 43 years. A
PA is a mid-level provider who sees their own patients
and can prescribe medicines and do procedures under
the loose supervision of a doctor.
Werner noted that a PA can handle about 90 percent,
or more, of the routine medical issues people have and
will refer people to specialists or consult with their supervisory doctor for other issues.
This week, Werner, who recently graduated from the
PA program at UW-Madison, will join Reisenberg as a
member of Aspirus Medford Clinics medical staff specializing in family medicine.
It made me feel pretty good, Reisenberg said of being the inspiration for Werner deciding to pursue a career as a physicians assistant.
For Werner the path back home to the Medford area
had some twists and turns along the way. Even as a high
school student, Werner knew he wanted to do something with healthcare. He became a certified nursing
assistant and worked in the nursing home for several
years. After graduating from Medford Area Senior High
School in 2005, Werner attended UW-La Crosse where
he earned a bachelors degree in nuclear medicine. He
briefly came back to Medford where he worked as a
phlebotomist while he searched for a nuclear medicine
position, eventually ending up in the Green Bay area.
Coming from a small community, Werner did not
like the anonymity of being in a larger city. He said he
likes going to the grocery store or being at an event and
knowing people there. He was also dissatisfied about
being in a specialized area of medicine and not being
able to help people for all types of ailments. He knew he

needed a change, and a friend, who was in the PA pro- ing, patient-provider relationships with members of the
gram at Madison suggested he job shadow a PA to check community where I grew up.
Werners philosophy is to treat others as he wishes to
it out and see if it would be something that would appeal to him. Werner contacted Reisenberg who agreed. be treated. He has experience caring for patients in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, and
It was a pretty exciting day. I could tell he was
emergency medicine settings. His special interests inexcited, Reisenberg said,
clude mens health, sports medicine, disease prevenWerners only hesitation was that he
tion, and cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
had recently gotten married to his wife,
Werner is especially looking forward to working
Randi (Boxrucker), and was not sure if he
with athletes and doing WIAA physicals. He was inwanted to go back to school. The PA provolved in athletics himself in school and continues
gram at Madison is an intensive 24-month
to be physically active. One of the benefits of having
program including rotations at hospitals.
been involved in sports is knowing when to call the
Werner recalled the first day of being in
student-athletes bluff when they are attempting to
the PA program and they were all asked
downplay an injury or playing through pain in order
what their dream job would be if they
to not miss a game. He said this is something
did not become PAs. I wrote that I
that is easier to do in a smaller community
wanted to be a ball boy for the
where you can get to know the students and
Green Bay Packers so that I
could toss footballs around
Coming from this area will also be a
with Aaron Rodgers, Werbenefit for Werner because he can relate
ner said. Another question
to what people are doing. For example,
asked what his biggest fear
his father worked for Peterson Conwas, and Werner said pubstruction and Weather Shield so he
lic speaking. This proved
knows what kind of work they are doto be ironic because Wering and what they need to watch for
ner ended up becoming
in their annual physicals. Likewise,
the president of his class
he knows how important it is for
and speaking at the compeople to be able to get out to the
mencement ceremony held
tree stand at hunting season or on
in May.
the lake in the summer and help
Coming back to Medford
patients be realistic about achievand being able to work with
ing those goals.
the man who inspired him to
In his free time, Werner enjoys
pursue a medical career is a
coaching, hiking, camping, weight
dream come true for Werner
lifting, and spending time with his
and he hopes to hit the ground
family. He said be believes in pracrunning.
ticing what he preaches when it
I look forward to the opporcomes to healthcare and fitness so
tunity to serve Medford and the
people are likely to see him in the fitsurrounding communities as a
ness center working out or at events.
part of the outstanding team at
Aspirus Medford, Werner says.
Greg Werner
Im excited to develop long-stand-

Gilman school board considers staffing issues

by Reporter Mark Berglund
In a small school, every resignation
has a big effect. The Gilman School Board
accepted four resignations at its meeting
on Monday, looked at replacement options and then considered efforts it could
make to retain teachers and other staff
The first board hire is an additional
staff member, made possible by the successful referendum vote in November
2014. The board approved hiring Hannah Brandel as a grades 7-12 English and
language arts teacher. She will begin the
first semester as a paid intern to the district. She would join the staff as a teacher
in the second semester.
Gilman has used interns in the past to
fill part-time positions. Student teachers
are not paid in Wisconsin, but if an education student shows particular promise
they can be hired and allowed to teach
some sections with a cooperating teachers oversight. Principal Dan Peggs said
Brandel would teach four middle school
sections in the fall. After her December
graduation, she would have a fifth section in the spring and could be used as
a substitute in other hours to fill out her
day. Brandel would give the district two
English teachers for grades 7-12.
The board hired Kathy Winger to
teach grades 7-12 science, Micah Mauer
for physical education and adaptive
physical education, and Cassandra Remer in first grade. Winger and Mauer
replace Steve Parker and Kurt Rhyner.
Those two teachers left with more than
30 years combined experience to take positions at neighboring districts.
The boards next teaching staff hire
will come in the grades 7-12 agriculture
and FFA advisor position. Stephanie

Wilsmann left after one year to take a

similar job in Loyal. Wilsmann grew up
in nearby Neillsville. District administrator Georgia Kraus said she plans to
interview five applicants for the post on
Friday. She said the pool of potential replacements has been good this year as
Gilman joined the WECAN educational
job network this year.
The district will also be looking for
a replacement for longtime bookkeeper
and administrative assistant Peggy Hinkel, who resigned this month.
The changes prompted a discussion of
reviving a committee on alternate compensation models. Districts have looked
at the issue in Wisconsin since Act 10
changed the salary schedule matrix in
the state. In the past, salary increases
would occur as teachers increased their
longevity in the district and personal
education accomplishments. Teachers
are now essentially free agents, which
means larger or wealthier districts could
have a hiring advantage over places like
The staff losses at Gilman are driven
more by family decisions than money
this year. Parker and Rhyner have families living in the districts where they are
moving. Rhyners wife also teaches in
the Thorp district. You cant fight the
pull of whats better for their families,
board member Ellen Grunseth said.
Peggs said larger districts have gone
to point systems, multiple-layered evaluation models and more flexibility in areas like insurance as ways to retain and
attract teaching talent. My recommendation is to be very strategic and very
systematic with this because we are dealing with peoples livelihoods, he said.
What Im seeing now is teachers are

becoming very protective on intellectual

property like their personal curriculum.
We want to see them give and take their
curriculum ideas. Ten heads are better
than one.
Kraus said monetary incentives wont
go very far. If we are going to pay them
more - and Im all for it - where is the
money going to come from? she asked.
Grunseth said the motivations are
changing as Gen X-aged staff members
are now established and millennial generation teachers come on-board. Its
narrow to say its about salary alone,
she said. I think this discussion can be
A pat on the back does more than
money some times, board member
Bruce Ewings said.

Pete and perfection

We want to create an environment

where people want to stay, board member Sue Breneman said. Breneman said
flexibility is a key element.
Ewings said state changes have altered what the career path looks like
for teachers. Its an open shop. People
used to come to this job knowing if they
worked for 25 years they would earn a
good retirement, he said.
The board plans to continue discussion on the topic at future meetings.

Goebel resigns board seat

At the start of the meeting, the board
accepted the resignation of member
Alexis Goebel. The board took no action
to fill the position at this meeting and it
will be placed on the next board agenda.

photo by Mark Berglund

Kyra Rabuck gets recognition from the audience and a chance to hang with Pete
the Pirate at Gilman Elementary Schools final rally of the year. The last day event was
built on a year of positive behavior and accomplishment.



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Thursday, April
June 18,
23, 2015

Family medicine doctor

has a paramedic past

Medford competes at national rocketry event

The Medford rocketry team competed at the national event near Washington D.C.
on May 9. The team nished 52nd among the 101 at the competition. Team advisor
Brad Paff said the goal was an 800-foot ight and the Medford entry went 824 feet.
It caught an updraft and stayed in ight a few seconds too long, keeping it from advancing to the next round. Team members were Tessa Plautz, Mitchel Block, Ruben
Alvarado and Roman Alvarado. The group, which are all 2015 graduates, toured the
capital, including the Smithsonian museum, and viewed the Arsenal of Democracy
yover. The rocketry team is already looking forward to next year. The next group
meeting is June 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 208 at Medford Area Senior High. Anyone
entering grades 7-12 who has interest in joining the team should attend the meeting
or contact Paff.

Medford sends four to

Badger State events
Esther Lusenge has been selected to
represent Medford Area Senior High
School at the Badger Girls State program
at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
campus June 21-26. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 519 of Stetsonville will be her sponsor.
Douglas Schumacher, Ty Wrage, and
Jacob Geiger were chosen as Badger Boy
representatives and will attend their
program June 13-20 at Ripon College.
The Medford Chamber of Commerce and
Medford Kiwanis Club will sponsor Ty
Wrage; Post No. 147 of Medford will sponsor Jacob Geiger and post No. 519 of Stetsonville will sponsor Douglas Schumacher. To be selected, students must rank in
the upper third of the junior class and
exhibit qualities of leadership, character, and an interest in government and
Lusenge is the daughter of John
Ronel and Karayi Mwahirwa of Medford. School activities Lusenge has been
involved with include: student council,
International Club officer, Kids On the
Block, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Key
Club officer, National Honor Society,
and soccer. She volunteers at Medford
Aspirus Hospital and Clinics, assists at
the First Baptist Church Sunday school,
and has participated in Mission trips. After high school, Lusenge plans to attend
a four year college majoring in business,
specializing in business in the medical
field. She plans to continue with volun-

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with the goal of kick starting her own
nonprofit organization.
Schumacher is the son of Tony and
Kathy Schumacher of Stetsonville. He
is active in FBLA and has served as an
officer and national competition competitor. His other activities include:
Science Olympiad, student council, National Honor Society, band, and 4-H. He
also is involved with St. Pauls Lutheran
Church. He has chosen to compete in soccer, curling, and tennis. His future goal
is to major in atmospheric sciences at a
university in Wisconsin.
Geiger is the son of Lee and Amy Geiger of Medford. He has participated in
soccer, basketball, National Honor Society, Life of an Athlete, Kids on the Block,
and the Ignite Leadership Conference.
In addition, he volunteers at the Milan
church picnic and service projects. Following graduation, Jacob intends to
study at a four year university and get a
degree in business management.
Wrage is the son of Keith and Darla
Wrage of Medford. He has chosen to
participate in: tennis, basketball, choir,
chess club, International Club, Science
Olympiad, National Honor Society,
DECA, and FBLA. He has also volunteered his time with youth groups, the
Salvation Army and Feed My Starving
Children. He would like to earn a four
year degree in business or in education
and become a teacher.

During his late teens and early 20s,

Dr. Keith Bratulich, a family medicine
provider joining Aspirus Medford Clinic
this summer, played electric guitar in a
rock band. It was fun and he enjoyed it
greatly, but he realized he wasnt going
to make a career out of it. He could, however, picture himself dedicating his life
to healthcare.
I always had an interest in medicine, Bratulich said. I took an EMT
class and really liked it. Then I went to
paramedic school. One thing that drew
me to that profession was helping people
in their time of need.
During his 14 years as a paramedic
with Mayo Medical Transport in Mankato, Minn., Bratulich was responsible
for responding to 9-1-1 emergency calls,
transporting routine and critical care patients between hospitals, working shifts
in the emergency department, and instructing people in advanced cardiac life
support (ACLS).
Even during paramedic school I
knew I wanted to eventually go to medical school, Bratulich said. Two years
after becoming a paramedic, he began to
pursue this goal. The first step was earning a college degree in human biology/
chemistry from Minnesota State University. He could only take one class each

semester, so 12 years passed before his

graduation day came.
When I finished that degree I looked
at my wife and asked, Well, should we?
She said yes, so I went to medical school,
Bratulich said. What drew me to family
practice was continuity and getting to
know patients on a personal level that I
couldnt get as a paramedic.
Bratulich earned his medical degree
from Ross University in 2012 and completed his residency at Mercy Medical
Center in Des Moines.
He believes many of the qualities he
gained during his years as a paramedic
have helped him as a doctor.
I dealt with a lot of sick people as a
paramedic and I have a good idea of what
is sick and whats not, he said. This
helps me in identifying when its best to
treat a person in the clinic or when its
best to send them to the ER. Being a paramedic also taught me how to deal with
stressful situations and with worried patients and family members.
As a family medicine provider, Bratulich provides primary care services to
people of all ages, from newborns to the
elderly. His special interests include general chronic medical conditions, pediatrics (childrens health), womens health,
and emergency care.

Aspirus Medford names

new director of nance
Tyler Hack recently accepted Aspirus
Medford Hospital & Clinics director of
finance position. He has been Aspirus
Medfords interim director of finance
since January when Melissa Thums accepted a position as director of planning
and analytics with the Aspirus system.
I am very excited to be a part of a
first-class health organization that focuses on providing excellent patient care
to its surrounding communities, Hack
In addition to his leadership experience, Hack also has experience as a public
accountant, internal auditor, and healthcare reimbursement analyst. He earned
his Bachelor of Business Administration
degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a certified public accountant. He is a member
of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified

Accountants and
Healthcare Financial
Hack says
he joined Aspirus Medford
Clinics as an
to contribute
to the delivery of exceptional healthcare services
Tyler Hack
and to expand his
knowledge as a healthcare professional.
In his free time, he enjoys hunting,
fishing, and farming with his father.

County sees return from

housing Marathon inmates
by News Editor Brian Wilson
Housing out of county inmates is having a bottom-line impact on Taylor County.
Taylor County Sheriff Bruce Daniels
told members of the county law enforcement committee Friday that the county
has gotten $68,000 in additional revenue
from housing Marathon County inmates.
Earlier this year, the county entered
into an agreement with neighboring
Marathon County to house longer-term
inmates here as a way to relieve overcrowding at the Marathon County Jail.
Taylor County comes out ahead on the
deal because the design of the jail allows
more inmates without having to increase

the number of jailers.

Daniels said the amount of revenue
collected has greatly exceeded budget
In other business, committee members:
Approved the purchase of a trailer for
the departments utility terrain vehicle.
The vehicle is used for trail patrols,
events and other incidents and was purchased earlier this year. The aluminum
trailer to haul it will cost between $3,500
and $4,000.
Approved the Taylor County Hazard
Mitigation Plan. It is the culmination
of 3-4 years of work, Daniels said. The
plan is needed for the county to qualify
for future federal funding.


Thursday, June 18, 2015


Case No. 15CV46
In the Matter of the Name
Change of Darcy Mae Peissig.
By (Petitioner): Deana Marie
A petition was filed asking to
change the name of the person
listed above:
From: Darcy Mae Peissig
To: Darcy Mae Heser
Birth Certificate: Darcy Mae
This petition will be heard in
the Circuit Court of Taylor County, State of Wisconsin:
Judges Name: The Hon. Ann
N. Knox-Bauer
Place: Taylor County Courthouse, 224 South Second
Street, Medford, WI 54451

Date: July 8, 2015

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Notice of this hearing shall be
given by publication as a Class
3 notice for three (3) weeks in a
row prior to the date of the hearing in the Star News, a newspaper published in Taylor County,
State of Wisconsin.
If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability, in order to participate in the
court process, please call (715)
748-1425 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled
court date. Please note that the
court does not provide transportation.
/s/ Ann N. Knox-Bauer
Ann N. Knox-Bauer
Circuit Court Judge
Date: June 11, 2015
(1st ins. June 18,
3rd ins. July 2)


Bids Wanted
Town of Holway
TRIP Project
Sealed bids are wanted by the Town of Holway TRIP
project. Town of Holway is accepting sealed bids for 4
gravel lift on Elm Ave.
Sealed bids to be accepted by (Wednesday) July 15,
2015 at the town clerks office (N1381 CTY RD E, Medford, WI 54451) by 6:00 p.m.
By order of the town board.
Jenny Nehls, Clerk

Sealed Bids Wanted

Town of Grover
Town of Grover is accepting Sealed Bids on the following items:
1 - Amana 80 SSE Air Command Gas Furnace forced
air. Good for cabin or small house. Seldom used.
8 - 8 Florescent Light Fixtures with bulbs
1 - 50 Ceiling Fan (w/lights)
1 - 50 Ceiling Fan (w/o lights)
Items can be viewed by making arrangements with
Pete Pernsteiner (715-965-8773)
Send sealed bids with envelope marked to the address
listed below. The Grover Town Board reserves the right
to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids will be opened at:
Town Board Meeting, July 14,2015 - 7p.m., Town of Grover Town Hall, N4905 County Rd M, Medford.
Mailed sealed bid to:
Mary Quante
Town of Grover Clerk
W11260 State Highway 64
Withee, WI 54498

Housing Funds Available

Through Block Grant Program
The Northwoods Housing Region has funding available to assist home owners to finance home repairs.
The Northwoods Housing Region is made of ten northern counties consisting of, Langlade, Forest, Florence,
Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Lincoln, Taylor, Shawano,
and Vilas Counties. Langlade County is the Lead County
and we have hired BG & Associates to help administer
the program.
Funds are available for repairs such as new septic systems, wells, siding, roofs, windows, furnaces, plumbing,
and electrical work. The dollars were awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Housing.
The dollars are made available as zero-percent interest
mortgage loans with no monthly payment due for as long
as the loan recipient owns and resides in the home. If the
property is sold, or if they move from the home, the money must be repaid. Loans vary depending on the work
needed and the equity in the home. Loans average from
$20,000 to $30,000.
Qualifying applicants must meet income guidelines
which are rather generous, ranging from $34,200 annually
for one person, to $48,800 for a family of four, to $64,450
for a family of eight for Taylor County residence.
For more information please contact Barb Gabrielson
at 715-752-4620.


City of Medford
Notice to Taxpayers
Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 70.45, the Assessment Roll for the Year 2015 will be open for examination
by City of Medford property owners at Medford City Hall,
639 South Second Street on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructional material about the assessment and Board
of Review procedures will be available at that time for information on how to file an objection and the Board of
Review procedures under Wisconsin law.
Virginia Brost
City Clerk, WCPC/MMC



Crack Sealing Bids Wanted

Town of Molitor
Town of Molitor is seeking bids for crack sealing. Submit cost per pound. Please call Lester Lewis at 715-7857276 for the list of roads.
Certificate of Insurance is required. Please send with
the sealed bid and mark the envelope Sealed Bid. Bids
will be opened and awarded at the July 14, 2015 town
board regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Town of Molitor
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Please send bids to: Town of Molitor, P.O. Box 35,
Medford, WI 54451. Bids must be received by 10:00 a.m.
on Tuesday, July 10, 2015.


Notice of the Open Book and Board

of Review for the Town of Aurora
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an open book will be
held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. noon
at the Aurora Town Hall for public inspection of the 2015
Assessment Roll for the Town of Aurora. The Town Assessor will be present. Objection forms for the real estate
and personal property will be available and must be filled
out before the meeting with the Board of Review. Anyone
wishing to review the books before the open book session
on June 27, 2015 may do so by appointment with the town
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review
for the Town of Aurora of Taylor County shall hold its first
meeting on Saturday June 27, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. 3:00
p.m. at the town hall. Please be advised of the 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 estate or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable
written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view
such 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 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 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 an 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 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 the information about income
and expenses as specified in the manual under Sec.
73.03(2a) that the Assessor requests.
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,
Gary Wilcenski, Clerk
Town of Aurora


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Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received
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The Bidding Documents may be seen at the Issuing
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accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions
to Bidders.
Bids shall be directed to the Highway Commissioner
securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper,
Bidders Proof of Responsibility must be submitted to
SEH in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Contractors on the Project shall be required to comply
with the minimum wages and labor standards as determined by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development Wage Rate Determination.
The Taylor County Highway Department reserves the
right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and
informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best
interests of the County.
Jess Sackmann, Commissioner
Taylor County Highway Department
208 North 8th Street, P.O. Box 89
Medford, WI 54451

(1st ins. June 11, 2nd ins. June 18)



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Dispatch log

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Taylor County Law Enforcement

Gilman Police Department

June 1 Court violation at 600 W. Hickory St. at
4:38 p.m.
June 2 Information at 600 W. Hickory St. at 11:25
a.m.; animal at large at 415 S. 5th Ave. at 11:40 a.m.
June 9 Non-sufficient funds at 485 E. Main St. at
10:03 a.m.
June 12 Lockout at 540 Palmer St. at 9:21 a.m.; injury accident on Horn Dr. in town of Aurora at 3:16 p.m.

Medford Police Department

June 1 Parking problem at 135 S. Gibson St. at 9:49
a.m.; traffic control at E. Broadway Ave. and N. Fourth
St. at 10:18 a.m.; trespassing at 135 S. Gibson St. at 10:21
a.m.; truancy at 624 E. College St. at 11:04 a.m.; theft at
1255 N. Eighth St. in town of Medford at 12:55 p.m.; information at 315 S. Main St. at 7:22 p.m.; traffic complaint at
Centennial Prkwy. at 9:16 p.m.
June 2 Property damage at 847 N. Second St. at
8:55 a.m.; parking problem at S. Gibson St. at 12:10 p.m.;
yard problem at 216 S. Third St. at 2:17 p.m.; fight at
Grahl Park at 3:02 p.m.; child abuse at 3:09 p.m.; missing
person in city at 3:52 p.m.; information at 225 S. Wisconsin Ave. at 5:11 p.m.
June 3 Property damage at 708 Brucker St. at 9:09
a.m.; agency assist at Riverside Terrace at 9:30 a.m.; escort at W. Broadway and N. Washington at 10:34 a.m.;
yard problem at 153 S. Third St. at 11:38 a.m.; lockout at
550 N. Eighth St. at 4:35 p.m.; suspicious activity at 138
N. Second St. at 8:02 p.m.; 9-1-1 hang up at 114 S. Washington Ave. at 8:27 p.m.; disorderly conduct at Mink
Capital Terrace at 11:39 p.m.
June 4 Harassment at 117 E. Urquhart St. at 1:18
a.m.; suicidal subject; theft at 531 N. Second St. at 8:23
a.m.; agency assist at 506 E. Allman St. at 11:15 a.m.; traffic complaint at 304 S. Main St. at 2:30 p.m.; non-suffi-

cient funds at 550 N. Eighth St. at 3:33 p.m.; ambulance

request at 509 Lemke Ave. at 6:24 p.m.; accident at 670 W.
Broadway Ave. at 7:55 p.m.; threats at 340 N. Park Ave.
at 8:08 p.m.; traffic complaint at Centennial Parkwy. at
8:17 p.m.; traffic hazard at S. Eighth St. and E. Perkins
St. at 9:06 p.m.; suicidal subject.
June 5 Traffic complaint at 748 E. Broadway Ave.
at 12:12 a.m.; citizen assist at 1014 W. Broadway Ave.
at 12:25 a.m.; lockout at 530 E. College St. at 10:59 a.m.;
noise complaint at 324 Harrison St. at 9:48 p.m.
June 6 Commercial alarm at 1 Weather Shield
Plaza at 8:55 a.m.; harassment at 720 W. Maple St. at
10:22 a.m.; search warrant at N4308 Sunset Rd. at 12:35
p.m.; noise complaint at 324 Harrison St. at 4:43 p.m.;
theft at Riverside Terrace at 9:29 p.m.
June 7 Fire alarm at 520 S. Whelen Ave. at 7:59
a.m.; court violation at 524 N. Second St. at 12:14 p.m.;
lockout at 160 Medford Plaza at 4:09 p.m.
June 8 Domestic at Riverside Terrace at 12:05 p.m.;
yard problem at 238 and 240 S. Main St. at 12:27 p.m.;
yard problem at 513 E. Taylor St. at 12:48 p.m.; drugs at
Riverside Terrace at 1:31 p.m.; garbage dumping at 647
Jensen Dr. at 2:30 p.m.; vehicle inspection at 316 S. Main
St. at 3:04 p.m.; accident at 1065 W. Broadway Ave. at
6:40 p.m.; welfare check at CTH E and Perkinstown in
town of Hammel at 7:38 p.m.; citizen assist at Riverside
Terrace at 8:04 p.m.; suspicious activity at 329 Pine St.
at 11:01 p.m.
June 9 Fire alarm at 520 S. Whelen Ave. at 2:58
a.m.; suspicious activity at 400 N. Main St. at 7:41 a.m.;
suicidal subject; utility problem at 613 E. Taylor St. at
8:56 p.m.; suspicious activity at N. Second St. and E. Lincoln St. at 9:09 p.m.
June 10 Disorderly conduct at N877 CTH C in
town of Deer Creek at 12:10 a.m.; traffic complaint at
S. Gibson St. and CTH O at 10:14 a.m.; computer crime
at 605 E. Perkins St. at 11:56 a.m.; accident at 1015 W.
Broadway Ave. at 12:26 p.m.; agency assist at 1010 N.

Eighth St. at 12:40 p.m.; accident at 120 W. Broadway

Ave. at 1:16 p.m.; fraud at 646 S. Park Ave. at 5:09 p.m.;
suspicious activity on W. Allman St. at 10:36 p.m.
June 11 Ambulance request at 661 Brucker St. at
6:41 a.m.; lockout at 884 W. Broadway Ave. at 10:29 a.m.;
suspicious activity at 125 S. Park Ave. at 12:39 p.m.; vehicle inspection at 316 S. Hwy 13 in village of Stetsonville at 1:52 p.m.; request for officer at 909 Casement Ct.
at 1:55 p.m.; suspicious activity at 554 W. Cedar St. at
7:07 p.m.; lockout at 1010 N. Eighth St. at 7:10 p.m.
June 12 Commercial alarm at 825 E. Allman St. at
7:11 a.m.; citizen dispute at 125 S. Eighth St. at 11:40 a.m.;
harassment at 125 S. Eighth St. at 11:50 a.m.; citizen dispute at 125 S. Eighth St. at 12:04 p.m.; traffic hazard at
S. Eighth St. and E. Ogden St. at 12:35 p.m.; gas drive off
at 110 S. Eighth St. at 1:13 p.m.; noise complaint at 434
Billings Ave. at 2:39 p.m.; commercial alarm at 344 N.
Eighth St. at 3:55 p.m.; theft at 661 S. Gibson St. at 6:05
June 13 Citizen assist at 524 N. Second St. at 9:15
June 14 Warrant arrest at 715 W. Broadway Ave.
at 12:07 p.m.; accident at 410 E. Ogden St. at 3:01 p.m.;
lockout at Medford City Park at 3:30 p.m.

State Bar No. 1041503

Attorney for Plaintiff
120 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 1140
Chicago, IL 60602
(414) 937-5992
Pursuant to the Fair Debit
Collection Practices Act (15
U.S.C. Section 1692), we are
required to state that we are attempting to collect a debt on our
clients behalf and any information we obtain will be used for
that purpose.
(1st ins. June 11,
3rd ins. June 25)

administration was filed.

2. The decedent, with date of
birth of January 21, 1953 and
date of death of May 10, 2015,
was domiciled in Taylor County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W5899 Gravel
Road, Medford, WI 54451.
3. All interested persons
waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a
claim against the decedents estate is September 14, 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: June 8, 2015
Karl J. Kelz
State Bar No. 1033236
Kelz Law Office, LLC
133 W. State Street
Medford, WI 54451
(1st ins. June 18,
3rd ins. July 2)

Rib Lake Police Department

June 10 Ambulance request at Rustic Inn at 12:33
June 12 Deceased subject at N8222 Surek Rd. in
town of Rib Lake at 5:24 p.m.

Taylor County Sheriffs Department

June 1 Citizen assist at N2836 Daisy Ln. in town of
Medford at 9:10 a.m.; traffic control at E. Broadway Ave.

See DISPATCH LOG on page 13

Public notices
Case No. 15IN9
In the Matter of the Estate of
Joseph Sweda.
D.O.D.: April 1, 2015
1. An application for informal
administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date
of birth of January 3, 1926 and
date of death of April 1, 2015,
was domiciled in Taylor County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W13116 County
Road F, Lublin, WI 54447.
3. All interested persons
waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a
claim against the decedents estate is August 13, 2015.
5. A claim may be filed at the
Taylor County Courthouse, Medford, Wisconsin.
/s/ Lindsay N. Rothmeier
Lindsay Rothmeier, Probate
Date: May 8, 2015
Michael V. Salm
State Bar No. 1012313
603 S. Washington St.
Thorp, WI 54771
(1st ins. June 4,
3rd ins. June 18)


Case Number: 14CV111
Bank of America, N.A. Successor by Merger to BAC Home
Loans Servicing LP, Formerly
known as Countrywide Home
Loans Servicing LP

Michael Lee Denman; Sylvia

J. Denman; Creative Finance,
that by virtue of a judgment of
foreclosure entered on October 8, 2014, in the amount of
$170,622.98, the Sheriff will sell
the described premises at public
auction as follows:
Original Time: July 14, 2015
at 10:00 a.m.
Terms: 1. 10% down in cash
or money order at the time of
sale; balance due within 10 days
of confirmation of sale; failure to
pay balance due will result in forfeiture of deposit to Plaintiff.
2. Sold as is and subject to
all legal liens and encumbrances.
3. Buyer to pay applicable
Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer
Tax from the proceeds of the
Place: Juneau County Sheriffs Office
Property Description: The
North 110 feet of the West 8 and
32/100 acres, more or less, of
the North Half of the Northwest
Fractional Quarter of Section
31, Township 16 North, Range
4 East, Juneau County, Wisconsin, less and except a parcel
of land in Township 16 North,
Range 4 East, Section 31, as described in Conveyance of Lands
to County for Highway Purposes
in Volume 159 of Deeds, Page
147. Subject to easements and
restrictions of record.
Tax Key No: 290181372
Property Address: N5296
State Hwy 58, New Lisbon, WI
Dated this 4th day of June,
Juneau County Sheriffs Office
Jack N. Zaharopoulos



Case No. 14-CV-36
PHH Mortgage Corporation
Lynette K. Binns, Ronald R.
Zahnen, Memorial Health Center, Inc. and Mertens Garage,
by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 18, 2014
in the amount of $73,004.97 the
Sheriff will sell the described
premises at public auction as
TIME: July 21, 2015 at 9:30
TERMS: Pursuant to said
judgment, 10% of the successful
bid must be paid to the sheriff at
the sale in cash, cashiers check
or certified funds, payable to the
clerk of courts (personal checks
cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the
clerk of courts in cash, cashiers
check 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 and subject to
all liens and encumbrances.
PLACE: In the lobby of the
Taylor County Courthouse, Medford, Wisconsin
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
(SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4), Section
7, Township 31 North, Range 2
East, Town of Browning, Taylor
County, Wisconsin.
W4588 Kummer Ln., Medford,
WI 54451-9645
DATED: May 20, 2015
Gray & Associates, L.L.P.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
16345 West Glendale Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151-2841
(414) 224-8404
Please go to www.gray-law.
com to obtain the bid for this
Gray & Associates, L.L.P.
is attempting to collect a debt
and any information obtained
will be used for that purpose. If
you have previously received a
discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication
should not be construed as an
attempt to hold you personally
liable for the debt.
(1st ins. June 18,
3rd ins. July 2)


Case No. 15-IN-10
In the Matter of the Estate of
Warren Patrick Kleiber.
May 10, 2015
1. An application for informal



Case No. 15-CV-10
Federal National Mortgage
Alan G. Haas and Kathy A.
husband and wife
by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 4, 2015,
in the amount of $108,143.63,
the Sheriff will sell the described
premises at public auction as

TIME: July 7, 2015 at 9:30
oclock a.m.
TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash
or certified funds at the time of
sale; balance due within 10 days
of confirmation of sale; failure to
pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff.
2. Sold as is and subject to
all legal liens and encumbrances.
3. Buyer to pay applicable
Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer
PLACE: Taylor County Courthouse, located at 224 South
Second Street, Medford, Wisconsin.
(15), Sixteen (16) and the South
Half (S ) of Lot Seventeen
(17), Block One (1) of the Original Plat of the Village of Westboro, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
N8866 Second Street, Village of
TAX KEY NO.: 044-800760000 & 044-80077-0000
Bruce Daniels
Sheriff of Taylor County, WI
ODess and Associates, S.C.
1414 Underwood Avenue,
Suite 403
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 727-1591
ODess and Associates,
S.C., is attempting to collect
a debt and any information
obtained will be used for that
If you have previously received a Chapter 7 Discharge
in Bankruptcy, this correspondence should not be construed
as an attempt to collect a debt.
(1st ins. June 11,
3rd ins. June 25)


Thursday, June 18, 2015


Dispatch log
Continued from page 12
and N. Fourth St. at 10:18 a.m.; child custody in town
of Aurora at 11:08 a.m.; agency assist at W1548 CTH M
in town of Hawkins at 1:25 p.m.; probation violation at
courthouse at 3:36 p.m.; court violation at 600 W. Hickory St. in village of Gilman at 4:38 p.m.; accident at Hwy
64 and CTH T in town of Maplehurst at 4:58 p.m.; accident on Hwy 13 in town of Deer Creek at 5:16 p.m.; ambulance request at N3649 CTH Q in town of Medford at 7:42
p.m.; welfare check at 430 E. CTH A in village of Stetsonville at 8:51 p.m.; traffic complaint at Hwy 13 and Crane
Dr. in town of Little Black at 9:16 p.m.; traffic complaint
at W6371 Brunner Sq. in town of Medford at 9:35 p.m.
June 2 Welfare check at N1229 Taylor St. in village of Lublin at 11:34 a.m.; juvenile problem; probation
violation at W8306 Center Ave. in town of Hammel at
5:05 p.m.; welfare check at 225 N. Lincoln St. in village of
Stetsonville at 5:50 p.m.; traffic complaint at N2552 CTH
C in town of Browning at 8:59 p.m.; traffic stop at Willow
Ave. and CTH C in town of Browning at 9:16 p.m.
June 3 Accident at Hwy 13 and Apple Ave. in town
of Little Black at 4:42 a.m.; animal complaint at 225 N.
Lincoln St. in village of Stetsonville at 1:21 p.m.; ambulance request at W4667 Hwy 64 in town of Browning at
2:25 p.m.; accident at Hwy 64 and CTH D in town of Hammel at 2:44 p.m.; parking problem at Hwy 13 and Pine
Ave. in town of Little Black at 3:49 p.m.; traffic complaint on CTH E in town of Holway at 5:51 p.m.; extra
patrol on Castle Rd. and Center Ave. in town of Medford
at 5:58 p.m.; lockout at 859 Fayette Ave. in village of Rib
Lake at 6:17 p.m.; accident at Hwy 64 in town of Ford at
7:17 p.m.; traffic stop on Hwy 13 in village of Stetsonville
at 10:31 p.m.; OWI at Swallow Dr. and Stetson Ave. in
town of Little Black at 10:45 p.m.; disorderly conduct at
Mink Capital Terrace at 11:39 p.m.
June 4 Suicidal subject; 9-1-1 hang up at W4518
Brehm Ave. in town of Greenwood at 4:08 a.m.; accident
at Hwy 64 and Winter Sports Rd. in town of Maplehurst at 4:50 a.m.; transport from Aspirus Medford at Norwood at 5:06 a.m.; ATF notification at W4456 Hwy 64 at
8:44 a.m.; ATV incident at Maplewood Ln. and Sunset

Rd. in town of Medford at 1:41 p.m.; animal at large on

Elm Ave. and Wren Dr. in town of Holway at 2 p.m.; ignition interlock installation at N4769 Timber Dr. in town
of Browning at 4:04 p.m.; information at N7199 Second
St. in town of Chelsea at 4:09 p.m.; welfare check at 107
S. Washington Ave. at 6:55 p.m.; disorderly conduct at
N7457 W. Rib Rd. in town of Westboro at 7:20 p.m.; suspicious activity at N7592 Shady Dr. in town of Westboro
at 9:11 p.m.
June 5 Disorderly conduct on CTH D in town of
Rib Lake at 2:13 p.m.; traffic complaint at 1141 Cedar
St. at 7:17 a.m.; non-sufficient funds at 532 E. CTH A in
village of Stetsonville at 3:23 p.m.; injured animal at
W11617 CTH M in town of Grover at 5:03 p.m.; juvenile
problem; suspicious activity at N8731 River Dr. in town
of McKinley at 7:58 p.m.; citizen dispute at N1281 Oriole
Dr. in town of Deer Crek at 8:22 p.m.
June 6 Accident at Robin Dr. and Pine Ave. in
town of Deer Creek at 12:27 a.m.; harassment at 940 N.
Front St. in village of Rib Lake at 1:34 a.m.; disorderly
conduct at 1400 Hwy 102 in village of Rib Lake at 3:24
a.m.; suspicious activity at N1603 Hamm Dr. in town of
Holway at 4:03 a.m.; accident at N5116 Wellington Lake
Dr. in town of Greenwood at 9:39 a.m.; search warrant at
N4308 Sunset Rd. in town of Medford at 12:35 p.m.; escort
at W. Broadway Ave. and N. Washington at 1:39 p.m.;
suspicious activity at W7063 Hwy 64 in town of Medford
at 6:03 p.m.; noise complaint at W5504 Apple Ave. in
town of Little Black at 9:12 p.m.; traffic hazard at Hwy 13
and Gravel Rd. in town of Little Black at 9:16 p.m.; noise
complaint at Hwy 64 at 11:04 p.m.; disorderly conduct
at 806 McComb Ave. in village of Rib Lake at 11:49 p.m.
June 7 Commercial alarm at 135 W. Main St. in
village of Gilman at 6:59 a.m.; property damage at W9139
County Line Rd. in town of Westboro at 11:54 a.m.; suspicious activity at W15188 CTH S in town of Ford at 1:19
p.m.; request for officer at N8782 Bus. Hwy 13 in town of
Westboro at 3:28 p.m.; welfare check at W3988 Hwy 64 in
town of Browning at 8:44 p.m.; 9-1-1 hang up at 10:03 p.m.
June 8 Accident at N1579 Hwy 13 in town of Little
Black at 10:51 a.m.; theft on Mulberry Ln. in town of Medford at 11:14 a.m.; agency assist at W10649 Perkinstown
Ave. in town of Grover at 2:24 p.m.; citizen assist at Hwy
13 and Apple Ave. in town of Little Black at 2:46 p.m.;
information at N2584 Martin Dr. in town of Goodrich at

Court proceedings
Charges dismissed
Eleven counts of failure to support child (more than
120 days) against David D. Riffe, 43, were dismissed before initial appearance on a prosecutors motion due to
the fact the defendant and his entire family have left
Wisconsin and now reside in Alabama and it would
not be in the best interest of Taylor County to bear the
anticipated extradition expenses if the state continued
to prosecute the case. A bench warrant for the arrest of
Riffe was quashed on a prosecutors motion.


Jay M. Schwippert, 25, Medford, pled no contest to

an amended charge of non-criminal ordinance violation
of disorderly conduct, and forfeited a fine and costs of
$330.50. The original charge had been a criminal charge
of disorderly conduct.
Justin G. Quednow, 30, Louisville, Ky., pled guilty to
operating while under the influence-third offense. He
was ordered to serve 45 days in jail, to run consecutive
to time currently being served, and pay a fine and costs
of $1,734; his drivers license was revoked for 24 months;
an ignition interlock device (IID) is to be installed on
his vehicle for one year; and he is to undergo an alcohol

Taylor County Circuit Court

and drug assessment and comply with any recommendations. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol
concentration (PAC) equal to or greater than .02 percent
under IID order-third offense was dismissed but read in.
Quednow also pled guilty to possession of THC-second
or greater offense. He was sentenced to serve 60 days in
jail, to run consecutive to his OWI case and any other
sentence he is currently serving, and ordered to pay
costs of $518. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer were dismissed but read
Timothy J. Stock Jr., 32, Owen, pled guilty to operating while under the influence-third offense, and operating while revoked. He was ordered to serve 45 days
in jail, and pay a fine and costs of $2,178; his drivers
license was revoked for 24 months; an IID is to be installed on his vehicle for one year; and he is to undergo
an alcohol and drug assessment and comply with any
recommendations. A charge of operating with a PACthird offense was dismissed on a prosecutors motion.
Stock also pled guilty to resisting or obstructing an officer, and forfeited a fine and costs of $582.50. A charge
of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse (repeater) was
dismissed on a prosecutors motion.

A charge of disorderly conduct against Jason K. Schreiner, 32, Medford, was dismissed on a prosecutors


Rosanne M. Cadmus, 25, Medford, pled no contest to

speeding 16-19 mph over the limit and forfeited $200.50.


Charge dismissed



If Its DIRTY...
Call 4030!

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Disposition reports


Page 13

3:44 p.m.; theft at N7091 Front St. in town of Chelsea at

3:45 p.m.; accident at Hwy 13 in town of Westboro at 5:26
p.m.; 9-1-1 hang up at W4790 CTH D in town of Westboro
at 7:27 p.m.; welfare check at CTH E and Perkinstown in
town of Hammel at 7:38 p.m.; transport from courthouse
to Aspirus Medford at 9:33 p.m.; elder abuse in town of
Jump River at 10:01 p.m.; transport from courthouse to
Winnebago at 10:37 p.m.; noise complaint at 655 Pearl St.
in village of Rib Lake at 11:34 p.m.
June 9 Accident at CTH A and CTH E in town
of Little Black at 2:35 a.m.; harassment at 1105 Landall
Ave. in village of Rib Lake at 10:02 a.m.; theft at W14383
Shiner Dr. in town of Roosevelt at 4:20 p.m.; citizen assist on Hwy 13 and CTH M in town of Chelsea at 4:59
p.m.; animal at large at 833 Pearl St. in village of Rib
Lake at 5:47 p.m.; 9-1-1 hang up at Elm Ave. and Hemlock
Dr. in town of Little Black at 6:10 p.m.; traffic complaint
at N1320 6-1/2 Ave. in town of Roosevelt at 6:48 p.m.; 9-11 hang up at W4939 Center St. in village of Westboro at
7:57 p.m.; animal at large on Hwy 64 and Sunset Rd. in
town of Medford at 10:11 p.m.; traffic hazard on Main St.
in village of Gilman at 11:14 p.m.
June 10 Disorderly conduct at N877 CTH C in town
of Deer Creek at 12:10 a.m.; animal at large at N8218 Hwy
102 in town of Rib Lake at 12:24 a.m.; child abuse in town
of Goodrich at 12:46 p.m.; animal at large at W8011 Perkinstown Ave. in town of Hammel at 7:37 p.m.; traffic
hazard at CTH A and Oak Dr. in town of Holway at 8:01
p.m.; 9-1-1 hang up at W15282 Hwy 64 in town of Aurora
at 8:04 p.m.; juvenile problem; accident at W11910 Hwy
64 in town of Grover at 11:31 p.m.
June 11 Deer tag request at W12463 CTH A in
town of Roosevelt at 1:03 a.m.; accident at Fawn Ave.
and Zimmerman Rd. in town of Westboro at 7:32 a.m.;
information at CTH M and CTH Q in town of Medford at
9:04 a.m.; traffic complaint at Hwy 13 in village of Stetsonville at 12:40 p.m.; child abuse in town of Medford at
1:51 p.m.; citizen assist at Hwy 13 and Johns Ln. in town
of Chelsea at 2:15 p.m.; traffic complaint at Hwy 97 and
Hwy 64 in town of Goodrich at 3:17 p.m.; request for officer at W928 Bragg Ln. in town of Goodrich at 3:19 p.m.;
suspicious activity at CTH B and Shadow Ave. in town

See DISPATCH LOG on page 14

Accident reports
Two-vehicle accident

Nathaniel O. Ekwueme and a vehicle owned by Heidi

A. Krause were involved in an accident on June 8 at 6:40
p.m. in the Medford Elementary School parking lot in
the city of Medford. According to the accident report,
Ekwueme was performing a backing maneuver with
his vehicle when it struck the parked and unoccupied
Krause vehicle. The Krause vehicle sustained moderate
damage to the front. The Ekwueme vehicle sustained
minor damage to the rear.

Vehicle vs. bear accident

The Taylor County Sheriffs Department responded

to an accident on June 10 at 11:30 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the
town of Maplehurst. According to the accident report, a
vehicle was eastbound on Hwy 64 when it struck a bear
in the roadway. The vehicle sustained severe damage
to the front, front and middle passenger side, and front
driver side, and was towed from the scene.

Deer-related accidents

The following deer-related accidents were reported:

June 4 at 7:55 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the city of Medford;
June 12 at 1:52 p.m. on Hwy 64 in the town of Medford.




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Halmstad rejoins Fidelity

Bank as loan assistant
Fidelity Bank announces Erika Halmstad has returned to Fidelity Bank as a loan assistant. She brings
a total of 14 years of banking experience, including nine
years of direct lending experience. In Halmstads current role at Fidelity Bank, she will be working in the
lending department assisting lenders.
Her banking experience started at Ladysmith Federal Savings and Loan in 2001. In 2003, she moved to
Minneapolis, Minn. to work at GMAC-RFC (Residential
Funding Corp) as a loan acquisitions manager and analyst. In this role she worked as a manager for operation
associates and contracted audit personnel in GMACRFC clients shops.
In addition, she still performed legal, compliance
and service document loan reviews for their residential
mortgage files. In 2006, she moved back to her hometown area to work as a lending consultant at Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin for a total of five years.
At Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin, she was
responsible for commercial, mortgage, agricultural,
and consumer loan introduction, preparation and loan
In 2011 she married, which brought her to Medford.
She was previously employed at Fidelity Bank starting
in 2013 as a commercial portfolio manager.

Dispatch log
Continued from page 13
of Ford at 8:33 p.m.; traffic complaint at W14393 CTH F
in town of Roosevelt at 11:50 p.m.
June 12 Injury accident at Hwy 64 and Eddy Ln. in
town of Aurora at 12:02 a.m.; accident at Hwy 64 and Gilman Dr. in town of Aurora at 7:15 a.m.; utility problem
at W5125 Apple Ave. in town of Deer Creek at 10:41 a.m.;
citizen assist at W16677 CTH S in town of Taft at 12:29
p.m.; probation violation at courthouse at 1:03 p.m.;
accident at Hwy 64 and Sunset Rd. in town of Medford
at 1:56 p.m.; citizen assist at CTH O east of Hwy 64 in
town of Holway at 2:35 p.m.; transport at Hwy 13 and
County Line in town of Deer Creek at 2:56 p.m.; ignition
interlock installation at W7156 Center Ave. in town of
Medford at 2:58 p.m.; ignition interlock installation at
N8057 Franz Dr. in town of Rib Lake at 3:04 p.m.; nonsufficient funds at 155 E. Main St. in village of Gilman at
3:07 p.m.; injury accident on Horn Dr. in town of Aurora
at 3:16 p.m.; agency assist at W936 Wood Lake Ave. in
town of Rib Lake at 4:31 p.m.; deceased subject at N8222
Surek Rd. in town of Rib Lake at 5:24 p.m.; information
at N3641 Grahl Dr. in town of Browning at 5:59 p.m.; accident at Oriole Dr. and Allman Ave. in town of Medford
at 10:43 p.m.; animal at large on CTH A in town of Little
Black at 11:31 p.m.
June 13 OWI on Hwy 102 in village of Rib Lake at
1:23 a.m.; information at 1006 High St. in village of Rib
Lake at 1:41 a.m.; accident at W16916 Hwy 64 in town of
Aurora at 4:41 a.m.; information at Center Ave. in town
of Hammel at 5:44 a.m.; accident at CTH O and Sunset
Dr. in town of Little Black at 7:46 a.m.; property damage at N4376 Gilman Dr. in town of Aurora at 9:32 a.m.;
citizen assist at W256 in town of Medford at 10:07 a.m.;
property damage at N4323 Gilman Dr. in town of Aurrora at 11:30 a.m.; property damage at N4261 Gilman
Dr. in town of Aurora at 11:44 a.m.; animal noise at 1131
Railroad St. in village of Rib Lake at 11:46 a.m.; information at 505 E. Main St. in village of Gilman at 11:54 a.m.;
property damage at N4268 Gilman Dr. in town of Aurora
at 11:57 a.m.; property damage at N4123 Gilman Dr. in
town of Aurora at 12:09 p.m.; transport at Johnson Ave.
and CTH H in town of McKinley at 4 p.m.; suicidal subject; drugs; found property at S. Main St. and E. Broadway Ave. at 6:56 p.m.; disorderly conduct at 270 E. Main
St. in village of Gilman at 11:43 p.m.
June 14 Domestic at 144 S. Lincoln St. in village of
Stetsonville at 4:27 a.m.; fire alarm at 600 W. Hickory St.
in village of Gilman at 1:44 p.m.; accident at N3662 CTH
E in town of Medford at 3:09 p.m.; request for officer at
W14553 CTH MM in town of Jump River at 6:37 p.m.; information at Mayo Clinic Eau Claire at 9:44 p.m.
June 15 Accident on CTH O at 1:31 a.m.; welfare
check at W9443 Sawyer Ave. in town of Hammel at 7:20
a.m.; transport at courthouse at 7:30 a.m.

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Laddie Vlcek


Laddie J. Vlcek, 86, formerly of Westboro, died on

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A
celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at Hillside Cemetery in Ogema. Hemer
Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the
family with arrangements.

Josephine Josie W.

Medford resident Josephine Josie W. Sapetta,

100, died Thursday, June 11
at Aspirus Care & Rehab,
Medford where she had resided the past seven years.
Funeral services were
Sunday, June 14 at Holy
Rosary Catholic Church in
Medford with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon
Joe Stefancin ofciating.
Burial was in Holy Rosary
Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Her nephews served as pallbearers.
Josephine Sapetta was born on Feb. 20, 1915 in
the town of Maplehurst to the late Edmund and
Helen (Kowalewski) Sapetta. She attended Redville
School in the town of Maplehurst.
After her education, she moved to Chicago in
1933. She worked as a housekeeper for a period
of time. Then she worked for Johnson & Johnson
Surgical Co. for 38 years until retirement in 1977.
She moved to Medford in April of 1981. She enjoyed
bowling, shopping, traveling, country music, polkas, waltzes, Liberace, bingo, birds, table games
and was a fun-loving person. She was a member of
Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Louise Parnewicz
of Withee and Ann (Dick) Irwin of Viejo, Calif.; two
brothers, Danny (Peggy) Castro of Seal Beach, Calif. and Lewis (Betty) Castro of Columbia City, Ore.;
and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by two sisters, Helen Gelhaus and Wanda
Bochnia, and a brother, Alfred Castro.
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Russell Wudi

Russell Francis Wudi,

63, of Rib Lake, passed
away at his residence on
Friday, June 12.
A memorial service
will be held at noon on
Saturday, June 20 at
Good Shepherd Catholic
Church, Rib Lake. Father
Otto Bucher will ofciate.
Visitation will be held
at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 10 to 11:45
a.m. on Saturday.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake assisted with arrangements.
Russell was born on March 26, 1952 in Rib Lake, to
the late Anton and Christina (Pagel) Wudi. He graduated from Rib Lake High School.
Russell was an entrepreneur. He owned and operated Ameriex, which was based in Corona, Calif.
He then went on to own Russs Coin Shop and the
Rib Lake Bakery. Russell served in the United States
Marine Corps as an electrician on the C-130 cargo
aircraft. He had a passion for coins, and enjoyed
exploring the history of Rib Lake. Russ was a true
outdoorsman, especially enjoying shing and hunting. He loved his family and grandchildren, and will
always be remembered for his heart of gold. He was a
member of the Rib Lake Financial Board.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Suzy)
Wudi of Rib Lake, Nora (Matty) Howit of Lakewood,
Calif., and Ellen (Paul) Mitnick of Mohnton, Penn.;
brother, Wayne (Pat) Wudi of Chicago, Ill.; ve grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by several brothers and sisters.
Memorial donations in honor of Russell may be
made to the Rib Lake Historical Society.
For online condolences, please visit

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Richard Wright

Town of Molitor resident Richard Jim J.

Wright Sr., 78, died on
Monday, June 15, after a
long battle with a rare degenerative brain disease,
at his residence where he
was surrounded by his
loved ones and under the
care of Hope Hospice.
Funeral services will
take place at 12 p.m. on
Monday, June 22 at Our
Lady of Perpetual Help
in Whittlesey with Father
Gerard Willger ofciating. Visitation will be from 10
a.m. until time of services at 12 p.m. on Monday, June
22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake
assisted the family with arrangements.
Richard was born on April 21, 1937 in Milwaukee to the late Harley O. and Sophia B. (Reinertson)
Wright. His rst marriage to Bonita M. Stanke took
place on July 26, 1958 in Neshkoro, and they were later divorced. His second marriage to Barbara J. (Anzia) Bruggink, who survives, took place on June 15,
1979 in Fond du Lac.
Richard served in the Wisconsin National Guard
at Fort McCoy. After high school, he graduated from
MATCs Tool & Die Maker Program. He then worked

at Wells Manufacturing Company in Fond du Lac.

Richard then moved to Medford in 1981 and worked
for Phillips Plastics as a tool, die and mold maker.
He later became a project engineer for Fiskars in
Wausau where he retired from in 2000. In his retirement, he did consulting work for several companies.
Richard enjoyed golng, sailing, canoeing, traveling,
carpentry, history, the Green Bay Packers, and he
loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children,
Mary (Mark) Scheer of Oshkosh, Ramona (Craig)
Geib of Van Dyne, Richard Jr. (Joan) Wright of Menasha, Cathy (Richard) Circo of Fond du Lac, Christopher (Patti) Bruggink of Medford, Michael Bruggink of Tomahawk and one spoiled black cat Baby;
13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters,
Lyda Detert of Fond du Lac and Elizabeth Lampien
of Seaside, OR; sister-in-law, Kathryn Richison of
Athelstane; brothers-in-law, Michael (Sandy) Anzia
of West Bend and Paul (Judy) Anzia of Belgium.
Richard is further survived by many nieces, nephews
and other relatives and friends
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by seven brothers.
In lieu of owers, memorials can be made in Richards name to Hope Hospice or to his family to be designated at a later date.
For online condolences, please visit
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Richard L. Joiner

Floyd Juedes


Richard L. Joiner, 77, Hixton, passed away peacefully at

home on June 11, 2015, with his
family at his bedside. He is the
youngest of 5, born on March
1, 1938 to Richard H. and Leone
(Bonson) Joiner in Beloit.
The family moved to Gilman in 1948, where he graduated from high school in 1956.
He married his high school
sweetheart, Frances Kaye
Couillard on September 1,
1956. They moved to Janesville and were blessed with
two sons, James Ray and Richard George.
His career of 38 years began at Wisconsin Bell
Telephone Company, which later became AT&T and
ended as Ameritech. Rich retired in 1994 after multiple changes in responsibilities due to training and
advanced technologies.
They later moved to Hixton, where they built their
retirement home on their longtime hunting land. Rich

loved deer hunting, shing in Canada with his son

Rick and good friend Greg and watching his three
granddaughters grow up.
Rich will be missed by all who knew him. The family thanks everyone who helped Rich throughout the
He is survived by his wife, Kay of nearly 59 years;
sons, Jim and Rick (Margie); granddaughters, Kristin,
Amy, and Molly; sister, Dixie Miller; many sisters-in
law and brothers-in-law; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard
H. and Leone; brother, Jack; sisters, Bonnie Jean and
Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, 2015,
11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, Hixton with
Rev. Meg Erickson ofciating.
Family and friends were invited for visitation Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the
Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Donald Woerpel

Donald E. Woerpel,
80, Cottage Grove, passed
away suddenly on Tuesday,
June 9 surrounded by his
family at UW Hospital and
Clinics in Madison.
Don was born in Marshall on October 31, 1934,
the son of the late Raymond and Carol (Hoyt) Woerpel. He graduated from
Marshall High School in
1952 and served in the U.S.
Air Force from 1952 to 1956
as a radar operator with
Aircraft Control and Warning Squadrons on the Montana/Canadian border and in southern Japan.
Don married Ann Binger of rural Middleton in
Dubuque, Iowa on October 11, 1958. Together they
lived in the Marshall and Sun Prairie area for the
next 26 years where he worked as a linotype operator
for several area print shops, including Perry Printing of Waterloo, and as editor of newspapers in Marshall, Waterloo and Deereld, and as advertising
manager for the Monona Community Herald. He was
also a production supervisor for the Goodyear Tire
and Rubber Co. at its Sun Prairie plant from 19681972.
Don and his wife moved to Medford in 1984 where

he was editor of The Star News for 15 years before

retiring to Plover in 1999. After his wife Ann died in
2005, Don moved to Taylor Ridge Senior Apartments
in Cottage Grove.
An avid military history buff, in 1977 he wrote and
self-published a history of the 79th Fighter Group in
World War II entitled, A Hostile Sky, and a revised
edition, The 79th Fighter Group Over Tunisia, Sicily
and Italy in World War II was published by Schiffer
Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA in 2001.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his
wife, Ann; a brother, Dwayne; and special friend at
Taylor Ridge, Sally Painter.
He is survived by his son, Steven (Peggy) Woerpel of Pleasant Hill, IA; his daughter, Lisa Woerpel
of Cambridge; his grandson, Zach Nelson of Deereld, and granddaughter, Sadie Nelson of Rockford,
Ill.. He is also survived by a brother, Dennis (Bonnie)
Woerpel of Omro and sister-in-law Bettie Woerpel of
Colfax, NC.
Family and friends are invited to the Marshall
Medina Cemetery on Saturday, June 27 at noon where
he will be buried with military honors. There will be
a Celebration of Dons life immediately following at
Taylor Ridge Senior Center at 510 Westlawn Drive,
Cottage Grove.
Hart-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service
is assisting the family. Online condolences may be
left at
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Floyd M. Juedes, 66, of

Dorchester died Wednesday,
June 10, 2015.
Floyd was born August 17,
1948, in the town of Holton
to Melvin and Ruth (Umlauft) Juedes. He attended
Draper Grade School, St.
Louis Catholic School and
was a 1967 graduate of Colby High School. Floyd was a
dairy farmer on a century
farm and raised pheasants.
He stocked his private pond with game sh and
was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
He donated land to the Dorchester Sportsmens
Club (of which he was a member) to establish a
trap shooting range. He also shot trap in Thorp
and at Sparkys Sport Shop in Colby. He was
known to be a remarkable shooter.
Floyd enjoyed playing cards at the VFW in
Colby on Sunday afternoons as well as other locations in Athens, Stetsonville and Medford. He
also enjoyed playing pool, dice and watching the
Green Bay Packers with friends. Floyd also enjoyed hunting deer with his dad, uncles, cousins
and hunting buddies.
An avid bowler, he bowled in Dorchester for
Maurina Funeral Home and in Abbotsford for
Wickersham Jewelers. During the last few years,
Floyd had the privilege of being a passenger on
his friends (Ray Wehe) tractor/wagon rides,
which he truly enjoyed.
Floyd is survived by his sister, Karen (John)
Danen of Farmington, Minn.; nephew, Kevin of
Lakeville, Minn.; niece, Suzanne (Sean) Hanrahan, Lakeview, Minn.; and great-nephew, Donovan
Hanrahan, 5-1/2 years old, Lakeview, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin (2003) and Ruth (2014).
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Louis Catholic Church
in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will preside.
Family and friends are welcome from 4-8 p.m. on
Friday, June 19, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral
Home in Dorchester where there will be a rosary
service at 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
until time of service at the church. Inurnment
will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.
Floyds loving spirit for people, especially children, will continue on, as he gave the gift of life by
tissue donation through RTI Donor Services and
the Lions Eye Bank of WI in partnership with St.
Josephs Hospital, Marsheld.
Family and friends may express condolences
online at
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In Memory of

Ron Auberg
The Circle of Love has been
broken for just a little while,
til at Heavens Gate hell
greet us with his kind and
loving smile!
Greatly missed by family
and friends
since 6/21/2010

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all those who sent condolences and flowers in
our time of grief, especially Hemer Funeral Services, the Ladies
of Holy Rosary that prepared such a nice meal and Pastor David
Clemens for delivering such an appropriate message at the memorial services for Kathy Brandl. Our heartfelt thanks to all who
called or sent cards and brought food. Also thanks
to the Thorp Ambulance Service and the doctor
and nurses at Victory Memorial Hospital for
their efforts to try to save her. A special thanks
to our neighbors who helped until I got home.

The Family of
Katherine (Kathy) Brandl



In Memoriam



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Thursday, April
June 18,
23, 2015

Rib Lake cant dig way out of early hole

Rib Lake baseball finishes 18-8 after
state semifinal loss to Ithaca Bulldogs
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
The Rib Lake Redmen had a habit of falling behind
early in games during the WIAA Division 4 baseball
tournament and digging themselves out.
But this hole was too much to overcome.
The Ithaca Bulldogs rocked Rib Lake with a six-spot
in the bottom of the first inning and tacked on three
more in the second while dominating the Redmen 9-0 in
Wednesdays WIAA Division 4 state semimfinal at Fox
Cities Stadium just outside of Appleton. Ithaca, who returned to state after a semifinal loss last year, improved
to 23-3 and earned a spot in the state championship
game today, Thursday, against Rio (21-4).
Rib Lake ended its season at 18-8, capturing its first
state berth since 1985.
I wish everybody could experience what we all experienced, junior infielder Noah Weinke said. Its just a
great feeling being here. Its too bad we lost, but its just
a great feeling being here.
While Rib Lake had a couple of chances to get outs in
the rough first inning, the Bulldogs were impressive at
the plate, collecting five line drive hits.
It was frustrating, Rib Lake head coach Dick Iverson said. We got off to a bad start. They hit the ball, put
it in play. Our pitch location wasnt where we wanted at
the beginning and then once (pitcher) Jerry (Reinhardt)
settled down, he was fine. We just got off to a rough start
and we couldnt bounce back from it. Theyre a good
team. I thought we put the ball in play enough. We just
couldnt find a hole at times.
To Rib Lakes credit, the Redmen kept Ithaca off the
scoreboard after the second inning and avoided losing
via the 10-run rule. They were held to two hits by a trio
of Ithaca hurlers and put together one serious threat to
score. That came in the top of the fifth when Reinhardt
hit a one-out single and Weinke drew a two-out walk.
Nolan Clary, however, got a strikeout to end the inning.
The first seven Ithaca hitters reached base after Rib
Lake was set down in order in the top of the first by Bulldog ace Jacob Huebsch.
Joey Clary and Nolan Clary hit solid singles up the
middle. Aaron Kepler singled to left to drive in the first
run and took second on the throw home. Caleb Olson
had an infield single taken away from him when the umpires decided his chopper had bounced off his leg, but
he regrouped and lined a base hit to drive in the second

Pep talk
Rib Lake head coach Dick Iverson talks to his team after Ithacas six-run first inning.
Rib Lake misplayed a Huebsch bouncer to bring
in the third run. Ross Ghastin singled in a run. A run
scored on a passed ball and the sixth run scored on a
wild pitch.
It was a really tough start, Reinhardt said. I felt
really good coming into it. They just had good hitters. I
dont know, it was rough. It happens.
It was a case of dj vu for Rib Lake assistant coach
Craig Scheithauer. He was the head coach of Rib Lakes
2004 state softball team that gave up five first-inning
runs to Oakfield in its 7-0 semifinal loss.
Thats what I told them all week. That first inning
is all I care about, Scheithauer said. I know how it is.
Youre a little bit tight. That was the same thing we had
in (2004). The team we played is there pretty often. Its
normal to them. These guys were here last year. Its the
one thing they had on us. We hit the ball as well as they
did. Not on the scoreboard. They didnt hit the ball any
harder than we did from start to finish. They just piled
them all in two innings which is kinda funny, because two big innings is what got us here.
Ithaca went right back to work in the second. Kepler
banged a double to left-center and scored on Olsons single. Huebsch singled. With two outs, Cody Klossowski
scored Kepler and courtesy runner Caden Moser by
crushing a double to the warning track in leftfield.
That was it for the scoring. Huebsch went three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two. Weinke got the hit, a solid single to left to start the third. But
Ithaca turned a double play to end that inning.
Nolan Clary pitched the next two innings, allowing
a hit and a walk while striking out two. Aaron Huebsch
finished up, allowing one walk in two innings.
I was hitting the ball really well on the machine and
it seemed like everybody else was too, Weinke said.
Today, I dont know what happened. We definitely hit
balls hard.

Nice catch
Rib Lake first baseman Joe Scheithauer makes a nice
catch in foul territory to retire Ithacas Aaron Kepler and
end the third inning.

photos by Matt Frey

Rib Lake pitcher Jerry Reinhardt pounds the dirt after

Ithacas Ross Ghastin slides safely into home plate. The
Redmen had a chance to nab Ghastin at the plate as he
tried to score on a wild pitch, but an off-target throw
foiled that chance. It was the sixth run of the inning.
Ithaca went on to win 9-0.

Bryan Solis Arenivas had the toughest luck, flying

out to deep right and deep leftfield and lining out to
third in his three at-bats.
You have to put runs on the board, Iverson said.
I knew those guys threw hard but I didnt think they
overpowered us. We were pulling the ball on them. Bryan hit the ball hard three times and had nothing to show
for it. It happens.
Reinhardt pitched five innings. He allowed 11 hits
and all nine runs while walking one, hitting one and
striking out one. Eight of the runs were earned. In his
last inning, he speared a line drive off the bat of Kyle
Louis and doubled base runner Max Walker off of first.
Arenivas pitched the sixth and got out of a two-on,
one-out jam. He struck out one and walked one while
allowing a hit.
I was proud of the kids, Iverson said. It was just
a terrible start. You have to give them credit too, they
hit the ball. Theyre a good team. Thats the way it goes.
Jerry did a nice job. He settled in. We had some guys hit
the ball OK.
While the state trip didnt go as planned, the Redmen
said it was something theyre proud of.
It was a lot of fun, Reinhardt said. I just thought
wed go a little farther. It was fun playing here, practicing all week. Hopefully it starts a little run. Next years
team has a good chance of going again. Hopefully we get
the momentum going here now.
It was a fun week of practice, Iverson said. The
community was great. I saw a bunch of guys from the
team from 30 years ago. That made me feel old. I got
calls from those guys. That was fun for me. The community was behind the kids. We had a parade coming home
from sectionals and a parade heading out for state. The
community loves its baseball. They deserve to be down
here. Maybe some time well still pull one off for them.

Rib Lake third baseman Noah Weinke is unable to
get an out call from the third-base umpire as Ithacas
Nolan Clary slides safely into base. Clary went from first
to third on a run-scoring hit by Aaron Kepler during Ithacas six-run first inning.



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Rib Lake keeps pace as

Mueller stymies Westboro
by Sports Editor Matt Frey
Pitching was the name of the game on
Sunday during Rib Lakes 11-0, seveninning win at Westboro in the Dairyland
Baseball League.
Rib Lake left-hander Brent Mueller allowed one hit, a first-inning bunt single
by Kole Hartwig, and only one walk after
that to stifle the home team.
Westboro, on the other hand, walked
nine hitters, threw four wild pitches and
hit four batters in the disappointing loss.
Four errors in the field didnt help
the Trojans either, as they fell to 2-2 in
league play.
Mueller pitched an awesome game
and did what he had to do and what he
is accustomed to doing, Westboro manager Ted Goodrich said.
Rib Lake bumped its league record to
4-1 to stay right behind Marshfield (5-0)
and Whittlesey (4-0). Interwald, who was
idle this weekend, is just behind the leaders at 3-1.
Marshfield is at Rib Lake this Friday
night at 7:30 p.m. for a big mid-season
matchup. Marshfield also was scheduled
to play at Everest on Wednesday night.

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Rib Lake got all the offense it needed

in the third inning. With one out, Jeff
Ziembo and Kole Karaba worked Westboro starter Jacob Goebel for back-toback walks. Ryan Beards single to center
drove in the games first run. Back-toback-to-back walks to Mueller, Danny
Beard and Jason Rappe made it 3-0.
Goebel recovered to strike out Steve
Mann and Cole Klemm and stop Rib
Lake from delivering an early knockout
The Trojans avoided another potentially huge inning by Rib Lake in the
fourth. Brian Polacek was hit by a pitch
and Ziembo walked to start it. Hartwig
relieved Goebel at that point and gave up
a single to left by Karaba that loaded the
But Ryan Beard popped out. A wild
pitch scored Polacek, then Mueller
struck out and Danny Beard grounded
out to keep it a 4-0 game.
The Osprey scored two in the sixth.
Polacek singled, Ziembo was plunked and
Karaba walked. Two throwing errors and
a single by Mueller brought in the runs

See DAIRYLAND on page 20

Photo by Matt Frey

Rib Lake base runner Kole Karaba and Westboro third baseman Dustin Freeman
watch a baseball thrown by catcher Marcus Klemm sail into leftfield during the third
inning on Sundays Dairyland League game. Karaba got a late break but successfully
advanced to third on a wild pitch. He did not advance on this throw, but he did eventually score on a bases-loaded walk during this three-run inning. Rib Lake won 11-0.

Legion starts summer with 2-0 loss

by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
Medfords Legion baseball team got
their season started with a tough loss on
the road in Rhinelander on Monday.
Post 147 only managed two hits in the
game as Rhinelander Post 7 pitcher Kurt
Zuiker held them scoreless in the 2-0 loss.
Medfords Taylor Shaw was nearly
able to equal Zuikers effort, but he yielded two late runs that were the difference.
After keeping Rhinelander off the scoreboard in the first four innings, Shaw finally gave up a run in the fifth. Bradley
Comer led off the inning with a single for
Rhinelander and was moved to second
after Shaw hit Tait Spencer with a pitch.
Shaw struck out eight-hitter Easton Senoraske, but gave up an RBI single to
nine-hitter Brandon Hess that broke the
tie game. A couple of wild pitches, combined with a pair of singles, allowed Jacob Demeyer to score Rhinelanders second run of the game in the bottom of the
Medford was unable to generate any
serious offensive threats in the game.
Nick Drott led off the game with a walk
in the top of the first, but Trenton Woeb-

beking grounded into a 1-6-3 double play

to clear the bases. Medford wouldnt get
another runner on base until Woebbeking singled to right field in the fourth to
break up Zuikers no-hit bid. A fly out
from Lloyd Bernatz and a 5-3 groundout
off the bat of Mikel Delzer meant the baserunner was stranded yet again.
Drott reached base on a two-out single
in the top of the sixth, and advanced to
second on an error, but that was as close
as he would get after Woebbeking flew
out to end the inning.
Medfords defense was a bright spot.
Shaw straight picked off one Rhinelander runner, and got three others out after
catching them in rundowns after pickoff
attempts. With Rhinelander threatening
in the bottom of the fifth, Shaw snared
Alec Modrow in a rundown after a pickoff throw. Rhinelanders Cole Oettinger,
currently at third, saw an opportunity
and made a break for home, but after
Modrow was tagged out going to second,
Trent Klemms throw to the plate was
just fast enough to nail Oettinger and
complete the 4-3-6-2 double play.

See LEGION on page 12

Odd double play

Photo by Bob Mainhardt, Northwoods River News

Medford Post 147 catcher Conrad Bolz tags Rhinelanders Cole Oettinger out at
home plate during the fifth inning of Mondays Legion baseball season opener. This
was the second out of a bizarre double play to end the inning. With runners on the
corners and one out, Medford pitcher Taylor Shaw picked Alec Modrow off first, getting him caught in a rundown. Oettinger broke for home as the rundown ended and
got caught. Rhinelander, however, won the game 2-0.



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22, 2015

Medford puts four on All-GNC softball first team

while senior pitcher Kayla Hartl, junior
infielder Jenice Clausnitzer and sophomore catcher Victoria Lammar also
made the squad.
Its the most first-team selections Medford has had in softball in the seven years
the Great Northern Conference has been
in existence.
Medford senior Alyssa Loertscher and
junior Sydney Elsner landed on the second team.
The awards follow a fine season where
Medford went 8-4 in the GNC to finish in
a three-way second-place tie with Antigo
and Rhinelander. Mosinee again won
the league with a 12-0 mark, led by GNC
Player of the Year Rochelle Koshalek and
GNC Coach of the Year Todd Felch.
Medford was 19-8 overall and was one
out away from knocking off Mosinee in
a WIAA Division 2 regional final on May
29. The Indians won that game 6-5 but

by Sports Editor Matt Frey

The Medford Raiders equaled Great
Northern Conference softball power
Mosinee by getting four players on the
2015 All-GNC first team.
Junior first baseman Kaitlin Walsh
was a unanimous pick for the 2015 team,

Kayla Hartl
First Team

Kaitlin Walsh
First Team

First Team

Victoria Lammar
First Team

Second Team

Sydney Elsner
Second Team

2015 All-Great Northern Conference softball teams

First Team
*Kara Wilhelm, Sr., Antigo
*Laurissa Belott, So., Antigo
*Allison Kondzela, So., Antigo
*Kaitlin Walsh, Jr., Medford
Jenice Clausnitzer, Jr., Medford
Victoria Lammar, So., Medford
Kayla Hartl, Sr., Medford
*Rochelle Koshalek, Sr., Mosinee
*Autumn Michlig, Sr., Mosinee
Katie Zimick, Sr., Mosinee
*Bailey Schultz, Jr., Mosinee
*Brianna Gilbert, Sr., Rhinelander
*-unanimous selections
Montana Aiuppy, Jr., Antigo
Sydney Gamble, Sr., Mosinee
Kali Ebert, Sr., Northland Pines

Second Team
Jordan Nagel, Sr., Antigo
Morgana Smith, Jr., Antigo
Molly Cox, Sr., Lakeland
Sydney Elsner, Jr., Medford
Alyssa Loertscher, Sr., Medford
Maloree Beste, Jr., Mosinee
Mckayla Garske, So., Mosinee
Sierra Holewinski, Sr., Mosinee
Kelsey Ludwig, Sr., Mosinee
Ivy Packard, So., Rhinelander
Kylie Hunter, Sr., Rhinelander
Megan Haug, Sr., Rhinelander
Rachel Dallman, Fr., Tomahawk

Honorable Mention
Jasmine LaRiviere, Jr., Northland Pines
Heidi Massa, Sr., Tomahawk

Player of the Year: Rochelle Koshalek, Mosinee

Coach of the Year: Todd Felch, Mosinee

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then had their season end on June 2 with

a 2-1 sectional semifinal loss at eventual
state champion La Crosse Logan.
Walsh earned her first-ever GNC
award by bashing the softball all over the
field during the season. She led the conference with 26 hits in 12 GNC games and
had a .605 batting average in those games
(26 for 43) to rank third behind fellow
first-team choices Laurissa Belott of Antigo (.629) and Bailey Schultz of Mosinee
(.607). She also led the conference with 23
runs batted in during league play and 22
runs scored.
Overall, Walsh hit .478 (43 for 90) with
three home runs, a team-high 39 RBIs
and an impressive .756 slugging percentage. She stole 13 bases without getting
caught, though her last stolen base resulted in a season-ending ankle injury
during Medfords 8-4 regional semifinal
win at Antigo. Walsh hit 14 doubles and
a triple. She struck out just seven times
and walked five.
Walsh also was charged with just one
error in 109 chances at first base for a
sterling .991 fielding percentage.
Hartl becomes a three-time first-team
selection after a stellar season both in
the circle and at the plate. Its her fourth
All-GNC honor. She also got honorable
mention as a freshman.
Hartl tied Rhinelanders Brianna Gilbert for third with six conference wins,
ranked fourth with 53 GNC strikeouts
and ranked fifth with a 3.16 earned run
average. In 51 innings in GNC play, Hartl
was 6-4 and allowed just 13 walks and
45 hits. Overall, she was 13-6 with a 1.96
ERA. In 21 games, including 18 starts,
she pitched 110.2 innings and struck out
138 batters, while walking just 27 and allowing just 31 earned runs and 86 hits.
Hartl joined Walsh as part of an eightway tie for second in the conference with
two home runs. Overall, Hartl hit four
bombs to lead the team. One of those was
a three-run blast in the regional final at
Mosinee off Koshalek. Hartl hit .353 in
GNC games with five doubles, a triple
and 13 RBIs. Overall, she hit .295 (23 for
78) with 24 RBIs, nine doubles and 20
runs scored.
Clausnitzer earned an All-GNC award
for the third straight year, having gained
honorable mention as a freshman and
landing on the second team as a sophomore.
The second baseman eventually settled into the leadoff spot in the batting
order and gave the offense some spark
by leading the conference in stolen bases
with 13, tying for second in runs scored
with 21 and
hits with 21.
She had a
.420 batting
in conference
(21 for 50)
with three
two triples


Northland Pines

runs driven in. Overall, the numbers

were just as solid. Clausnitzer hit .423 in
27 games (41 for 97) with a team-high 35
runs scored. Her 41 hits ranked second
on the team behind Walshs 43. She hit
five doubles, six triples and drove in 18
runs. Her 18 stolen bases led the team
and she had just three errors defensively,
posting a .959 fielding percentage.
Lammar quickly has established herself as one of the conferences top catchers and took a big step upward after earning honorable mention last spring.
Lammar was credited with a .990 fielding percentage with just two errors and
13 assists. She improved greatly as a hitter this season, posting a .355 overall average (22 for 62) with three doubles and
11 runs batted in while appearing in 26
games. She had a .444 on-base percentage
and stole 12 bases to rank third on the
In GNC play, Lammar hit .222 (six for
27), scored nine runs and drove in five.
Walsh joined Belott, Koshalek, Gilbert
and Schultz as unanimous picks, along
with Kara Wilhelm and Allison Kondzela of Antigo and Autumn Michlig of
Mosinee. Mosinees Katie Zimick also
made the first team.

See ALL-GNC on page 3

Goodman Diamond, UW-Madison
June 12 Div. 1 quarterfinals
DeForest 5, Germantown (23-6) 4 (10 inn.); Watertown 16, Kimberly (21-7) 2; Westosha Central
4, Chippewa Falls (23-5) (9 inn.); Bay Port 12,
Kenosha Bradford (20-10) 8.
June 13 Div. 1 semifinals (at Verona)
Watertown 13, DeForest (22-10) 7; Westosha
Central 10, Bay Port (25-4) 0.
June 13 Div. 1 championship
Westosha Central (28-4) 3, Watertown (22-9) 0.
June 12 Div. 2 semifinals
Waupun 5, Beloit Turner (27-3) 4; La Crosse
Logan 3, New London (25-6) 1.
June 13 Div. 2 championship
La Crosse Logan (28-1) 3, Waupun (27-5) 0.
June 12 Div. 3 semifinal
Poynette 4, Lomira (19-6) 3
June 13 Div. 3 semifinal (at Verona)
Laconia 7, Bloomer (24-7) 4.
June 13 Div. 3 championship
Laconia (29-3) 2, Poynette (29-2) 1.
June 13 Div. 4 semifinals
Oakfield 6, Juda-Albany (23-5) 4; S.P. Pacelli 6,
McDonell Central (21-6) 1.
June 13 Div. 4 championship
S.P. Pacelli (24-5) 1, Oakfield (26-4) 0.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gilman baseball gets two

All-Eastern Cloverbelt nods
by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
Two players on opposite ends of their
high school careers picked up honorable
mention billing on this springs All-Eastern Cloverbelt baseball listing for the
Gilman Pirates.
Zach Person, a freshman, and Jesse
Ogle, a senior, were the two players selected to represent Gilman. The Pirates
slumped to a 2-14 record in the Eastern
Cloverbelt this season and were 3-17
overall, but their very young squad
showed signs of improvement as the year
went along.
Ogle was important for Gilman on the
mound, in the batters box and behind the
plate catching. He led the team in hits
with 21 and batted .368 (21-57) for the season. He was also second on the team in
innings pitched, with 31.1. He struck out
24 overall. In a 9-8 win over Granton in
the first game of a doubleheader on May
11, Ogle went the complete seven innings
while striking out nine. He also added a
double and triple at the plate.
With the Pirates clinging to a one-run
lead over Flambeau in a game on May 28,
coach Robin Rosemeyer turned to Ogle
with two men on and no outs. The senior
struck out one and kept the Falcons off
the board, preserving a 9-8 victory for
Gilman. He was also two for three at the
plate in the win. In the Pirates biggest
win of the season, a 22-15 win over Columbus Catholic on May 5, Ogle scored
three runs and was four for six at the
Person was a big part of the youth
movement for Gilman this season. He
led the team with a .400 batting average


Columbus Cath.


Fox Cities Stadium, Grand Chute
June 16 Div. 1 quarterfinals
Kimberly 3, Kenosha Indian Trail (22-8) 0; River
Falls 10, Milwaukee Reagan (20-8) 0; Oconomowoc 1, Bay Port (24-5) 0; Janesville Craig 7,
Baraboo (22-7) 1.
June 16 Div. 1 semifinals
Kimberly 6, River Falls (21-4) 4; Janesville Craig
4, Oconomowoc (21-7) 0.
June 18 Div. 1 championship
Kimberly (26-4) vs. Janesville Craig (28-1), 6 p.m.
June 17 Div. 2 semifinals
West Salem (23-4) vs. Milwaukee Lutheran
(17-13), 6 p.m.; Green Bay Notre Dame (19-10) vs.
River Valley (22-6), approx. 8 p.m.
June 18 Div. 2 championship
Semifinal winners meet at 3 p.m.
June 17 Div. 3 semifinals
Chequamegon (21-6) vs. Lake Country Lutheran
(26-2), 1 p.m.; Marathon (26-2) vs. La Crosse Aquinas (26-3), approx. 3 p.m.
June 18 Div. 3 championship
Semifinal winners meet at noon.
June 17 Div. 4 semifinals
Rio 10, Spring Valley (19-4) 5; Ithaca 9, Rib
Lake (18-8) 0.
June 18 Div. 4 championship:
Rio (21-4) vs. Ithaca (23-3), 9 a.m.

Zach Person
Hon. Mention

Jesse Ogle
Hon. Mention

(20-50) and was the teams starting shortstop. Over the course of the May 11 doubleheader against Granton, he went four
for six and had two doubles, two RBIs,
and a stolen base. In the seven-run win
over Columbus, he went four for five and
scored three times. Person went two for
three and collected an RBI in a 19-5 loss
to Spencer on May 1.
The Pirates endured some big losses
this year, but two other freshman made
big strides that will help the team make
a run at climbing the Eastern Cloverbelt.
Elliot Wininger batted .310 (17-55) and
along with Cassidy Ogle (.300 batting average) gives the Pirates at least a trio of
capable hitters for next year.
Neillsville and Spencer both went 15-1
as co-champions of the eastern side of the
Cloverbelt. The Warriors Devin Opelt,
Nathan Peterson, Nolan Matson, Sam
Neville and Neal Matson, all seniors,
represented Neillsville on the first-team
list, while the Rockets were led by Conference Player of the Year, junior Bobby
Pilz and junior Mitch Susa. Andy Hogden
of Colby, Keenan McIntee of Columbus
Catholic and Kody Learman of Greenwood rounded out the first team on the
East side.
Greenwood and Neillsville advanced
the furthest of any teams in the Eastern
Cloverbelt in the WIAA playoffs. Both
sides advanced to sectional semifinals
before having their season ended. Spencer fell 4-3 to state-bound Marathon in
a regional championship. The Pirates
were bounced by Greenwood, 14-4, in
their first round playoff game on June 2.

Medford to celebrate
25 years of Raiders
softball on July 11
After 25 years and 307 victories, its
become time for those who have been
a part of the Medford Raiders softball
program to celebrate and share some
A Medford Softball Alumni Game/
Reunion Day is being held on Saturday, July 11 at Cindys Bar and Grill,
just west of Medford on Hwy 64. Team
alumni from the past 25 years are welcome to bring their entire family. A
bouncy house, volleyball courts, bean
bags and horseshoe pits will be available for play.
The former players are invited to
take part in the softball games that
are planned. Slow-pitch games start at
noon. A fast-pitch game is planned for
5 p.m. Teams will be picked at random.
There is a $15 entry fee that includes
a T-shirt, meal, beverages and a can
For more information, call Virgil
Berndt at 715-965-1133 or Mandy Berndt
at 715-965-1419.

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2015 All-Eastern Cloverbelt Conference baseball teams

First Team
Andy Hogden, Sr., Colby
Keenan McIntee, Sr., Columbus Catholic
Kody Learman, Sr., Greenwood
Devin Opelt, Sr., Neillsville
Nathan Peterson, Sr., Neillsville
Nolan Matson, Sr., Neillsville
Sam Neville, Sr., Neillsville
Neal Matson, Sr., Neillsville
Bobby Pilz, Jr., Spencer
Mitch Susa, Jr., Spencer

Aaron Morrow, So., Colby

Zach Person, Fr., Gilman
Jesse Ogle, Sr., Gilman
Seth Naedler, Sr., Granton
Riley Fischer, Sr., Loyal
Jake Kunze, Jr., Neillsville

Second Team
Jeremy Binder, Sr., Columbus Catholic
Tyler Fuerlinger, So., Columbus Catholic
Booker Bredlau, Sr., Greenwood
Dane Toburen, Sr., Greenwood
Brenden Collins, Jr., Loyal
Riley Geiger, So., Loyal
Jason Kurth, Jr., Neillsville
Nate McDonald, Sr., Neillsville
Kole Karaba, So., Owen-Withee
Calvin Lenz, Jr., Spencer
Johnny Tomke, Jr., Spencer

Honorable Mention
Hayden Houts, Sr., Owen-Withee
Ben Esker, Jr., Owen-Withee
Kolton Kaduce, Sr., Owen-Withee
AJ Ovyn, Fr., Owen-Withee
Ryan Busse, Jr., Spencer

Player of the Year: Bobby Pilz, Spencer

Raiders host boys summer tourney

The schedule has been set for the
third annual Medford Raiders Summer
Classic boys basketball tournament to be
held on Saturday, June 20.
Action will take place in the Medford
Area Senior High and Medford Area Elementary School gymnasiums starting at
9:30 a.m. The final games will tip at about
5 p.m. in each gym.
Competition will take place in a pair
of four-team pools. Pool A features Med-

Continued from page 3

ford, Spencer, Abbotsford and Merrill.

Pool B includes Lakeland, Elk Mound,
Antigo and Newman Catholic.
Pool A games are: Medford vs. Abbotsford, 9:30 a.m. at MASH; Spencer vs.
Merrill, 9:30 a.m. at MAES; Medford vs.
Spencer, 11:30 a.m. at MASH; Merrill vs.
Abbotsford, 11:30 a.m. at MAES; Medford
vs. Merrill, 1:30 p.m. at MASH: Abbotsford vs. Spencer, 1:30 p.m. at MAES.
Pool B games are: Lakeland vs. Antigo,
10:30 a.m. at MASH; Elk Mound vs. Newman Catholic, 10:30 a.m. at MAES; Antigo
vs. Elk Mound, 12:30 p.m. at MASH; Lakeland vs. Newman Catholic, 12:30 p.m. at
MAES; Antigo vs. Newman Catholic, 2:30
p.m at MASH; Elk Mound vs. Lakeland,
2:30 p.m. at MAES.
The third-place teams in each pool
will square off at 3:45 p.m. at MASH,
while the fourth-place teams will do the
same at MAES. The 5 p.m. championship
game will be at MASH, while the thirdplace game also tips at 5 p.m. at MAES.
A concession stand will be open at the
high school. A 50-50 raffle will be held.
Admission is $3.
Medford lost at the buzzer to Mosinee,
70-68, in last years championship game.
Lakeland was the third-place finisher a
year ago, beating Wausau East in its final game.

Loertscher was a first-team choice

last spring. She never quite rediscovered the hitting stroke that led to nine
home runs in 2014, but the senior third
baseman still hit a home run, drove in
19 runs and scored 20 while hitting .234
overall this spring. Her batting average
bumped up to .257 in GNC play, while she
doubled twice, hit her home run, drove
in eight runs and scored 10.
Elsner earned her first All-GNC honor
with good all-around work. The junior
batted .387 in 12 GNC games (12 for 31),
scored 14 runs and hit a homer, a double
and a triple in those games while driving
in eight runs. Overall, she posted a .361
batting average in 27 games (26 for 72)
and drove in 13 runs. She hit six doubles
and drew a team-high 11 walks. She led
the team with nine sacrifices.
In the circle, Elsner went 6-2 in 15
pitching appearances and earned a save.
She had 2.45 ERA, striking out 38 hitters
and walking 21. She allowed 39 hits in
45.2 innings. She started nine games and
had three complete games.
The majority of Elsners non-pitching
time was spent in rightfield, though she
spent some time at second and first base
as well.
Koshalek won the Player of the Year award for
the third straight year.
She was 12-0 as a pitcher
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June 18,
22, 2015

Big spring season for local college athletes

Reinhardt finds success on and off the diamond
by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
Taylor Reinhardt, a 2011 Medford
Area Senior High graduate, was a star
player for the Viterbo V-Hawks baseball
team this spring. The senior was named
to the All-Midwest Collegiate Conference
honorable mention roster for the second
straight year and led the V-Hawks in numerous offensive categories. He led the
team in batting average (.323), at-bats
(133), hits (43), home runs (4), RBIs (19),
stolen bases (8), slugging percentage
(.474) and on-base percentage (.381). The
center fielder compiled a perfect 1.000
fielding percentage in center field and
was also a conference gold glove winner.
He was one of only two players to start all
41 games for Viterbo. Despite his strong
play, the V-Hawks went 11-30 this year,
including 5-19 in the MCC. In conference
games, Reinhardt batted .308, hit three
homers and had 12 RBIs.
Success followed Reinhardt in the
classroom as well. He was selected to
the Capital One Academic All-District
3 First Team for his work this year. He
was also one of two V-Hawks, the other
being Brandon Beech, to be honored as
NAIA Scholar-Athletes. During his senior year, he held a 3.58 GPA in his criminal justice major. Reinhardt was named
to the Academic All-MCC all four years
at Viterbo.
Reinhardt played the hero for the
V-Hawks in an extra-innings marathon
against William Penn University. The
game originally started on April 7, but after five innings the game was called due
to rain with the score tied at zero. The
game resumed on April 21, but neither
team could plate a run in regulation. In
the bottom of the 10th, with teammates
Steve Pascual and Brandon Alvarez on

Swinging away

base, Reinhardt launched the first pitch

he saw deep over the left field wall to give
Viterbo the walk-off win, 3-0. He finished
that game three for five.
During an 11-game stretch from
March 25 through the April 7 postponement, Reinhardt went 16 for 38 (.421),
scored six runs, drove in seven runs and
hit two home runs, even as the V-Hawks
went 1-10. In the second game of a doubleheader against Cumberlands University
on March 10, a 9-5 win, he was a perfect
three for three with two RBIs and a walk.
Reinhardt cracked three hits, including
a double, and drove in two runs in a 14-6
loss to Clarke University on April 18.
2012 Rib Lake High School graduate
Sarah Petkau was a key member of the
Crown College Storm softball team (St.
Bonifacius, Minn.) in the pitchers circle
and at the plate this season. The junior
was one of the teams three main pitchers, as well as the starting second baseman when not in the circle. She appeared
in 40 games for the Storm, starting 36.
Crown went 13-27 overall this season, but
was a respectable 11-10 (fourth place) in
the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
St. Scholastica went an undefeated 21-0 to
take the conference title.
Petkau batted .250 (26-104) overall,
while totaling 21 runs scored, 14 RBIs,
and 13 walks. She was second on the team
in runs scored, third in RBIs and led the
team in walks drawn. Petkau was fourth
on the team in doubles (five) and hit one
of the Storms two triples on the year.
In a 4-3 win over Minnesota-Morris
on March 30, Petkau reached base in
all five of her at-bats. She singled twice
and drew three walks, while scoring a
run in the first inning. Petkau drove in
a season-high four RBIs in the Storms
12-4 win in the second game of a double-

Photo courtesy of Viterbo University Athletic Communications

Viterbo senior Taylor Reinhardt was named to the All-Midwest Collegiate Conference honorable mention team for the second straight season and was a Capital One
Academic All-District First Team honoree.

header against North Central College on

April 10. She singled home a run in the
second inning, then drove in three more
on a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning.
Petkau started 15 games and pitched
93.2 innings for the Storm this year while
compiling a 4-11 record. She finished with
a 5.53 ERA, struck out 20 and walked 24.
She was second on the team in innings
pitched, strikeouts and wins. She also
gave up 166 hits. Petkau got her first win
of the season in a 6-5 win over Edgewood
College on March 17. She went all seven
innings and struck out one, while giving
up 12 hits and one walk. Petkau earned
two wins in the span of five days in April.
On April 3, she pitched seven innings,
gave up 15 hits and struck out one in an
11-10 win over Northland. She was much
better in six innings of work against
Bethany Lutheran on April 8. Petkau
gave up only three hits and two walks
earning the win as the Storm triumphed
8-0. Her last win of the year came in a 10-3
win over Martin Luther on April 28. She
gave up only two hits and one run over
4.2 innings of work.
Petkau was one of four Storm softball players to be named to the UMAC
Academic All-Conference team and is
the career leader in Crown College softball history in hits (79), runs (57), RBI
(43), doubles (17) and total bases (111).
She also holds the school career records
for strikeouts (76), innings pitched (196.1)
and fielding assists (148).
Madelyn Sawdey started 35 games
this season for the UW-Stevens Point softball team this spring. The 2011 Medford
graduate played most of her time in the
field at second base and hit .214 (24-112)
in her senior season. She finished fourth
on the team in runs scored (22), fifth in
walks (8), first in hit-by-pitch (6), totaled
nine RBIs and doubled four times. She
made only eight errors in 150 fielding
chances, good for a .947 fielding percentage.
In the teams first win of the season, an
8-0 win over Dubuque on Feb. 28, Sawdey
singled in her first at-bat in the first inning and scored a few hitters later. In her
next at-bat, in the second inning, she doubled home a run and would score when
Paige Allen smacked a three-run homer
a few batters later. Sawdey also collected
two hits in the teams 8-3 loss to Luther
College on April 6. She drove in two
runs with a single in the sixth inning.
Sawdeys longest hitting streak was four
games, which she achieved twice, from
April 8 through the 16th and from April
22 through the 26th.
Zack Iverson, a 2012 Rib Lake graduate, appeared in 40 games for the UWPlateville baseball team. The junior was
the teams primary third baseman and
logged a .265 batting average, up from
.248 as a sophomore. He was fourth on
the team in hits (35), fourth in stolen
bases (four) and fourth in at-bats (132).
He made only two errors all season in 59
total chances, for a fielding percentage of
Iverson had three hits in three different games over the season. In the season
opener, a 9-7 loss to the Coast Guard on
March 14, he went three for four, walked
once and drove in a run. In a 19-6 loss to
Stevens Point on April 19, Iverson was
three for four and scored a run. His final three-hit game came in a 7-5 loss to
Whitewater on April 26. One of the hits
was a double. Iverson hit his only home
run of the season, a solo shot, in a 9-4 win
over Superior on April 12. He was two for
five in the win.

Photo courtesy of UW-Stevens Point Media Relations

Pointers softball

UW-Stevens Point senior Madelyn

Sawdey was the teams primary second
baseman this spring.
The Pioneers were 21-19 overall, including 12-12 in the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The
.500 record put them fifth in the seventeam WIAC, while Whitewater won the
league title with an 18-6 record.
Jake Brehm, a Rib Lake graduate
in 2012, was a relief pitcher for the UWStout Blue Devils baseball team this season. The sophomore made five appearances for Stout and posted a 5.68 ERA
and three strikeouts over 6.1 innings. He
posted scoreless efforts in three of his appearances, but gave up two runs in two
different outings that ballooned his ERA.
The Blue Devils 5-19 record put them
sixth in the WIAC. They were 17-22 overall this year.

Track and field

Evan Lewandowski, a 2010 Medford
graduate, capped his collegiate career
with another successful season of distance running for the UW-Parkside mens
track team. He recorded the fastest time
in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs for the
Rangers this year. His best 5,000 time of
14:44.46 was set on April 16 at the Mt. San
Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif.
His time put him 23rd overall. Austin
ONeil of UCLA had the fastest time at
His fastest 10,000 time came on March
28 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational
in Cincinnati. Lewandowskis time of
30:55.28 put him in fourth place and
added six points to the team total. The
Rangers finished fourth overall with 67
points, behind Buffalo (209), Cincinnati
(148.5) and Mount Union (85.5). The senior also recorded the second fastest
10,000 time this year for Parkside at the
Great Lakes Valley Conference championships, held May 1-2. The Rangers finished ninth in the 12 team conference,
though Lewandowski earned six points
for the team with a third place finish in a
time of 31:17.85. Andrew Mclain of Lewis
had the top time at 30:34.18. Missouri S&T

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Thursday, June 18, 2015


Spring college sports recap

Continued from page 4
won the team title, followed by Lewis in
second and McKendree in third.
Lewandowski also competed in the
1,500-meter run this season. He finished
fourth in the event at the Crusader Open
on April 25 in a time of 4:04.30. Rangers
teammate Ron Hedman had the fastest
time for Parkside this year, 3:59.95, which
he posted at the Chicagoland Outdoor
Championships on April 10.
Gadi Samson, a 2013 Medford graduate, stepped into a major role as a member of UW-Stouts outdoor track team as
a freshman. He ran in the 110 high and
400-meter low hurdles events, and was
also a member of the 4x400-meter relay at
a few meets.
Samson opened his outdoor year with
a ninth place finish in the high hurdles at
the Tulsa Duels on March 20. He posted
a time of 16.48, while also recording a
time of 24.04 in his only attempt at the
200-yard dash of the season, which put
him in 28th. He next competed at the UWLa Crosse Ashton May Invite on April 3.
He finished 12th in the 110 with a time
of 15.82 and came in ninth as part of the
4x400 in a time of 3:31.46. The Blue Devils
finished fourth as a team with 93 points.
La Crosse took the home meet with 161.5
Samson got his first crack at the 400
hurdles on April 10 at the UW-Plateville
Invitational and finished fourth in a time
of 56.26. Alex Jelich, of La Crosse, finished first in a time of 53.73. Samson also
continued to whittle down his 110-meter
time. He posted a time of 16.30 to finish
At the WIAC Track and Field Outdoor
Championships on May 1, Samson posted
a season-best time of 15.75 in the 110 and
finished 12th. In his preliminary heat of
the 400 hurdles, he finished third in a time
of 55.63. He shaved nearly two seconds off
that time by posting a season-best 53.75
in the finals, which put him second in the
conference. His time was also the teamlow for the spring. Only Zak Wallenfang
of La Crosse posted a better time (53.30)
in the finals. As a team, the Blue Devils
came in fourth with 114 points. La Crosse
claimed the conference title with 215.83
points, followed by Whitewater (124) and
Eau Claire (120.5).
Samson was a part of Stouts season
best time of 3:17.68 in the 4x400 relay at the
UW-La Crosse Qualifier on May 15. The

Distance dominance

relay, also including Cody Hodowanic,

Ross Thompson and Kevin Salveson,
finished sixth at the meet. Samson also
posted an individual fourth place in the
400 hurdles with a time of 54.72.
Fellow Blue Devil Cody Hodowanic,
a 2011 Gilman graduate, was a key member of Stouts 4x400-meter relay. Early in
the season Hodowanic made attempts in
the 200- and 400-meter dashes, as well as
the 4x100-meter relay, but by mid-April
he was firmly entrenched on the 4x400
He began his year with a second place
finish as part of the 4x100 relay at the
UW-L Ashton May Invite. The relays
time of 43.83 was over a second behind
first place UW-River Falls relay (42.37).
He also finished ninth in a time of 3:31.46
as part of the 4x400 relay and was 24th
overall in the 200-meter dash in 23.40.
At the UW-Plateville Invitational the
4x100 relay took fourth in a team and season-best time of 43.61. Hodowanic took
30th in the 400-meter dash in 51.79.
The 4x400 relay continued to shave
time off with a second place finish at the
Phil Esten Challenge on April 16-17 in a
time of 3:22.57. The winning relay from
UW-Oshkosh finished in 3:19.13. That
same relay for the Blue Devils took 25th
at the Drake Relays (Des Moine) against
tough competition, though they continued to improve their time (3:19.26).
At the WIAC Outdoor Championships,
Hodowanic and the 4x400 relay took fifth
in a time of 3:19.44. Oshkoshs relay was
the winner in 3:13.87, nearly three seconds better than the second place relay
from Whitewater (3:16.61).
Luke Sauerman, a 2012 Medford
graduate, competed in the 110-meter
hurdles and the 200-meter dash this season for the UW-La Crosse track and field
At the UW-L Ashton May Invite he finished fourth in the preliminary and final
rounds of the 110-meter hurdles. After
recording a time of 15.32 in the prelims,
he shaved off three-tenths to post 15.02
in the finals. He also ran as part of the
4x400-meter relay, which posted a time of
3:35.64 to finish 11th.
Sauerman made his only attempt in
the 200-meter dash at the UW-Plateville
Invitational. He finished 23rd after recording a time of 23.03. The time was a
career best in the 200 for the junior. He
had much more success in his hurdle
event. He finished sixth in the prelimi-

Photo courtesy of UW-Parkside Sports Media Relations

Evan Lewandowski, a senior at UW-Parkside, was one of the teams top distance
runners this spring. He recorded the teams lowest times in the 5,000 and 10,000
meter runs.

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nary round of the 110-meter hurdles in

a time of 15.15, but made a big jump in
the finals. Sauerman finished third and
had a career-best 14.70 time in the event.
Platevilles TJ Valley won the event in a
time of 14.37.
At the Phil Esten Challenge, Sauerman
won his preliminary heat in the 110 in a
time of 14.89, which was the second fastest overall, but did not compete in the finals round.
Sauerman finished off his season at
the UW-L Eagle Open, where he finished
10th in the high hurdles in 15.68.
The Eagles claimed the NCAA
Division III team championship, though
Sauerman did not compete at the championships, held May 21-23 in Canton,
N.Y. La Crosse easily won their record
13th NCAA outdoor title, scoring 71
points to second place Eau Claires 46.
The Eagles also blew away their competition to claim the WIAC title, finishing
with 91.83 points more than second place

Basketball update
Christopher Krueger, a 2012 graduate of Medford High School, and his
brother Michael Krueger, a 2014
Northland Lutheran graduate, both competed for the Western Technical College
(La Crosse) mens basketball team this
Christopher, a sophomore guard, was
arguably the teams best player when
he was on the floor. He led the team in
scoring (16.2 ppg), rebounding (7.5 rpg)
and steals (2.5 spg), despite missing the
second half of the season. He shot a solid
46.1 percent from the floor and made 71.1
percent of his free throw attempts.

Jumping right in

He scored a season-high 25 points in an

87-73 loss to Milwaukee Area Technical
College on Nov. 22. In his lone conference appearance of the season, he scored
17 points and was 8-14 from the floor
as Northwestern knocked off Hibbing
Community College 67-59.
Michael, a freshman guard, appeared
in all 26 games for the Cavaliers and averaged 3.9 ppg. He scored a season-high
12 in a 94-82 loss to Riverland Community
College on Jan. 21.
Northwestern skidded to a 1-8 record in the Minnesota College Athletic
Conference and were 8-18 overall.
Daniel Petkau, a 2011 graduate of Rib
Lake High School, was a member of the
University of Northwestern (St. Paul,
Minn.) basketball team this past winter.
The 6-6 forward appeared in 16 games for
the Eagles and started one in his junior
season. For the year, Petkau averaged
0.6 points per game and two rebounds
per game. He shot a robust .571 from the
field this season. He made his only start
of the year in the regular season finale,
a 76-42 win over Crown College on Feb.
21. He played 22 minutes, grabbed eight
rebounds, blocked three shots, totaled
three steals and dished out four assists in
the victory. He scored a season-high four
points in a 85-60 loss to St. Olaf on Jan. 22.
The Eagles went an undefeated 14-0 in
the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
to claim the league title. They were 2010 overall this year and knocked off St.
Scholastica and Minnesota-Morris in the
first two rounds of the NCAA Division III
basketball tournament. Northwesterns
season came to an end in the round of
16 in a 70-46 loss to East Texas Baptist
University on March 13.

Photo courtesy of Danielle Magnuson, UW-Stout Sports Information

UW-Stout freshman Gadi Samson played a big role in the Blue Devils hurdle
events during the outdoor season. He finished second at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference championships in the 400-meter hurdles.



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Medford Area Schools present 2014-15 Three-Sport Participation awards

A total of 99 students earned the Medford Area School Districts Three-Sport
Participation awards for 2014-15.
A medal was presented to each athlete
in grades 7-12 at Medford Area Senior
High and Medford Area Middle School
who participated in three sports during the school year and finished in good

Senior class

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standings. The student-athletes did not

have to win a letter in the sports they
participated in to win the award.
The award was presented to 81 students last year and 105 students in 2013.
Alyssa Loertscher and Brett Hedlund
were recipients of this years threesports scholarships.

Photos by Matt Frey

Seniors at Medford Area Senior High earning Three-Sport Participation awards include (front l. to r.) Elliot Marshall, Abbie Bergman, Jen Stolp, Margaret Hamann,
Alyssa Loertscher, (middle) Jacob Jablonsky, Hunter Anderson, Lloyd Bernatz, Trent
Klemm, (back) Mark Jablonsky, Jacob Way, Dalton Hildebrandt and Brett Hedlund.
Romain Grard, Jessica Pai and John Shear are not pictured.

Ten juniors
Ten juniors at MASH made the list for the Three-Sport Participation award. They include (l. to r.) Hannah Brandner, Cassandra Meyer, Ben Meier, Michael Knight, Douglas Schumacher, Courtney Sterzinger and Molly Carstensen. Jori Brandner, Mackenzie
Carey and Lane Ruch are not pictured.

Big sophomore class

A big sophomore group of 23 students received the Three-Sport Participation
award. They include (front l. to r.) Josh Brooks, Jack Schafer, Sophia Pernsteiner, Katie
McMurry, Preston Carlson, (row 2), Conrad Bolz, Maggie Baker, Jenna Klemm, Tori
Lammar, Rylee Anderson, Vanessa Laher, (row 3) Brayden Fultz, Carter Ray, Kara
Rudolph, Emily Shipman, Charlie Faude, (row 4) Jacob Merrill, Jacob Sullivan, Garrett
Strebig, Osy Ekwueme and Nikola Babic. Taylor Adleman and Matthew Reuter are
not pictured.

The freshmen
Another big group of 20 freshmen received the Three-Sport Participation award.
They include (front l. to r.) Morgan Mudgett, Cassandra Mravik, Ashley Hoffman,
Lainey Brunner, (middle) Joelle Zenner, Hailee Clausnitzer, Mackenzie Fries, Mandi Baker, Dain Strick, Connor Boehm, (back) Ben Lindgren, Brady Loertscher, Alec
Shear, Cameron Wenzel, Sam Hallgren and Kolten Hanson. Brianna Martin, Noah
Sackmann, Nick Szymanski and Enock Tumaini are not pictured.

Eighth grade
Left: A crew of 16 eighth graders at Medford Area Middle School earned the ThreeSport Participation award. They include (front l. to r.) Andy Poetzl, Meredith Seidel,
Erin Elsner, Mercedes Zepeda, Mariah Leader, (middle) Alex Davis, Aaron Connelly,
Josh Fredrickson, Desirae Weissmiller, Autumn Mitchell, (back) Noah Cipar, Ray Zirngible, Blaine Studinger, Bailey Klabunde and Lilly Brost. Derek Rudolph is not pictured.

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Raiders girls soccer quintet named on all-conference lists

by Sports Reporter Bryan Wegter
After a promising season for Medfords girls soccer team, five athletes
were named to the All-GNC team this
Two players, Ciera Danen and Sydney
Emmerich, were named to the second
team, while Sophia Pernsteiner, Vanessa
Laher and Ashley Tabbert were named
to the honorable mention roster. The five
honorees were the most for the Raiders
since 2013. Medford finished with a 4-7-1
record in the GNC, good for fifth.
Danen, a senior, was an anchor at defender and midfield throughout the season. Her impact on the game wont show
up much in goal scoring numbers, but
she was a crucial cog in Medfords successes this year. She scored her only goal
of the season in a 5-1 loss to Lakeland
back on April 9.
Danen was a capable ball-winner and
proven defender in crucial moments.
On numerous occasions this season she
made goal-saving tackles, including in

the teams regional

playoff loss when
she single-handedly disrupted two
dangerous attacks
by Mosinee. Her
high motor on defense and her leadership will be a big
loss for the Raiders
next season.
Emmerich was
Ciera Danen
the teams leading
Second Team
scorer this year,
the second time
shes accomplished
this. Her seven goals in conference play,
and nine overall this year, were both
team highs and put her in a tie for seventh in the GNC. Only Maddie Kuhn, in
2012, has recorded more GNC goals in a
single season than Emmerich did in 2015.
The junior forward used her quickness
and speed to outrun ill-prepared defenders and was the target of the majority of
Medfords upfield passes this year. Emm-

2015 All-Great Northern Conference soccer teams

First team
*Brina Tripp, Sr., Lakeland
*Clara Schroeder, Sr., Lakeland
Maggie Sasse, Sr., Lakeland
Sydney Ziebart, So., Lakeland
Devon Youles, Jr., Mosinee
Kate Goulan, Jr., Mosinee
Cali Sanborn, Sr., Northland Pines
Anna Hartwig, So., Northland Pines
Lexi Smith, So., Northland Pines
Gabbe Millot, Sr., Rhinelander
Sydney Zettler, So., Rhinelander
*-unanimous selections

Second team
Allyson Sima, Sr., Northland Pines
Marissa Hartman, Jr., Antigo
Haley Farrell, Sr., Lakeland
Sierra Ouimette, Sr., Lakeland
Ciera Danen, Sr., Medford
Sydney Emmerich, Jr., Medford
Arielle Riedel, Jr., Mosinee
Jenny Hamilton, So., Newman
Jervia Paez, Jr., Northland Pines
Jessica Lucas, Sr., Rhinelander
Claire Hjelle, Jr., Rhinelander

Honorable Mention
Claire Nievinski, Jr., Mosinee
Maddie Luetmer, Sr., Newman
Markea Wyro, So., Antigo
Molly Brown, So., Antigo
Lily Wagner, So., Antigo
Greta Saulic, Sr., Lakeland
Laura Rodriguez, So., Lakeland
Berit Guthrie, Sr., Lakeland
Sophia Pernsteiner, So., Medford
Vanessa Laher, So., Medford
Ashley Tabbert, Jr. Medford
Michelle Weinberg, Jr., Mosinee
Kate David, So., Newman
Amy Camoleca, So., Northland Pines
Allison Sauvola, Jr., Northland Pines
Tess Oseicki, Sr., Northland Pines
Christine John, Sr., Northland Pines
Emily Saltenberger, Sr., Northland Pines
Kylie Preul, Jr., Rhinelander
Alayna Franson, Fr., Rhinelander
Emily Kadlec, Sr., Rhinelander
Hanna Eggers, Sr., Rhinelander
Hallie Wright, Jr., Rhinelander
Offensive Player of the Year: Gabbe Millot, Rhinelander
Defensive Player of the Year: Brina Tripp, Lakeland
Coach of the Year: Dan Millot, Rhinelander

Second Team

Hon. Mention

erich scored in six of the Raiders 12 GNC

games this spring. She scored two gamedeciding goals this year. On April 21, her
goal in the 39th minute was the deciding
strike as Medford topped Newman 2-0.
On May 21 she scored twice, with her
goal in the 60th minute breaking a 0-0
deadlock as the Raiders trounced Antigo
3-0. Going into her senior season, she has
scored 13 career goals in conference.
Pernsteiner, a sophomore midfielder,
was one of the most improved players on
the team. Overall, she scored three goals
this year, with one coming in conference.
She scored the only goal in Medfords
season-opening loss to Assumption. She
scored twice in three games to end the
regular season, once against Antigo on
May 21 and once against Amherst on
June 1.
Laher, a sophomore, split her time
between playing as a defender and midfielder. She was the Raiders main free
kick taker, with her strong leg being able
to boom kicks into dangerous positions.
She recorded one assist in conference
play this year.
Tabbert was an important member of
Medfords midfield this season. The junior was a sure tackler and made life difficult for opposing midfielders. She was a
precise passer and worked hard to move
the ball quickly to the forwards.
As expected, the first team in the GNC
is heavy on talent from the conferences
best squads. Lakeland led the way with
four first-team players, Northland Pines
had three and Rhinelander and Mosinee
both put two on the list.
Thunderbirds goalkeeper Brinna
Tripp was named the GNC Defensive
Player of the Year and was a unanimous
first-team selection. She posted a 0.63
goals against average and a conferenceleading .929 save percentage. Hodags
midfielder Gabbe Millot won her second straight offensive player of the year
award. The senior star scored a conference leading 35 goals this season and
added 11 assists. The 35 goals obliterated
the previous conference record for goals
in a season, previously set by Millot in
2014 when she scored 22. Shell finish her
sterling career with 75 goals in GNC play.
Millots nearest competition was
Rhinelander teammate Sydney Zettler, a
junior who scored 21 goals and was also
named to the first team. Pines forward
Lexi Smith finished third in the conference with 14 goals scored and was one of


Seventh grade
Seventh graders earning the Three-Sport Participation award include (front l. to r.)
Rachel Mudgett, Sierra Hanson, Callie Woller, Alex Nicks, (middle) Carli Berger, Katie
Phillips, Brynn Rau, Francine Seidel, (back) Kailee Mann, Mary Noland and Kassandra
Powell. Kirsten Crass, Kaitlyn Netzer and Sami Stolp are not pictured.

The wrong picture ran in last

weeks issue of
The Star News for
Medford senior tennis player Sammy
Payne, who earned
second-team honors
at flight-one singles
for All-Great Northern
boys tennis. We regret the error.

Ashley Tabbert
Hon. Mention

Vanessa Laher
Hon. Mention

her teams three first-team honorees.

The Hodags, led by Coach of the Year
Dan Millot, went an undefeated 11-0-1 as
they steamrolled their way to a fourth
straight conference title. Rhinelander
has not lost a game in conference since
2011. In the Division 2 playoffs, the Hodags made quick work of Merrill (10-0)
and Shawano (10-2) to win a regional
title. They then defeated Ashwaubenon
6-1 and River Falls 2-1 to win their sectional and advance to state for the second
straight year.
On Friday they Hodags will take on
Green Bay Southwest in a Division 2
state semifinal. The only other GNC team
to get to the sectional level was Mosinee.
The Division 3 Indians knocked off Medford in their playoff opener and then upset Lakeland in the regional title game,
3-1, to move on to sectionals. They were
then defeated 5-0 by New London. Northland Pines won its Division 4 playoff
opener, but fell to Regis-McDonell Central in the regional championship 3-2.
Northland Pines
Newman Cath.
June 11 WIAA Div. 3 sectional semifinal:
New London 5, Mosinee 0.
June 11 WIAA Div. 2 sectional semifinal:
Rhinelander 6, Ashwaubenon 1.
June 13 WIAA Div. 2 sectional final: Rhinelander 2, River Falls 1.
June 18 WIAA Div. 2 state semifinal: Rhinelander vs. Green Bay Southwest at Milwaukee.
June 20 WIAA Div. 2 state championship:
Oregon/Whitefish Bay winner vs. Rhinelander/
Green Bay Southwest winner at Milwaukee.
Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee
June 19 Div. 1 semifinals
Kettle Moraine (16-3-3) vs. Muskego (18-3-4), 5
p.m.; D.C. Everest (25-1-2) vs. Menomonee Falls
(16-7-3), 7 p.m..
June 20 Div. 1 championship
Semifinal winners meet at 5:05 p.m.
June 19 Div. 2 semifinals
Oregon (21-0-1) vs. Whitefish Bay (13-5-5), noon;
Rhinelander (19-3-2) vs. Green Bay Southwest
(13-9-4), 2 p.m.
June 20 Div. 2 championship
Semifinal winners meet at 3:05 p.m.
June 18 Div. 3 semifinals
Mount Horeb (15-4-2) vs. Waukesha Catholic Memorial (21-3-2) 5 p.m.; Ashland (22-3-1) vs. Green
Bay Notre Dame (19-5-3), 7 p.m.
June 20 Div. 3 championship
Semifinal winners meet at 12:05 p.m.

Sammy Payne
Second Team
#1 Singles

June 18 Div. 4 semifinals

Lake Country Lutheran-University Lake School
(16-4-1) vs. Brookfield Academy (18-2-2), noon; La
Crosse Aquinas (17-2-3) vs. New Holstein (15-5-5),
2 p.m.
June 20 Div. 4 championship:
Semifinal winners meet at 10:05 a.m.


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June 18,
22, 2015

Great Northern Conference soccer continues to improve

In its seven years of boys and girls soccer, the Great Northern Conference has
come a long way in positioning itself as
one of the most competitive and successful leagues in Central Wisconsin.
The introduction of Rhinelander to
the league in 2011 has helped that position quite a bit, but Northland Pines and
Lakeland have also forged consistently
good boys and girls programs over the
past decade. If the conference continues
on its trajectory, theres a good chance
Medford could some day join these teams
at the top of the conference.
In their inaugural year in the GNC
(2010), the Raiders girls finished second
in the conference, but have been unable
to replicate that success in the subsequent seasons. Their best finish after
2010 was a third-place result in 2013, but
theyve shown flashes of returning to the
upper echelon of the GNC.
The boys best finish came in 2012
when they placed third. Both Medford
teams have solidified themselves as solid middle-tier teams in the conference,
which is considerably better than being
a perennial cellar-dweller, like Antigo
(much to my chagrin). In seven years
in the league, the Red Robins boys have
compiled a 1-65 record, with their only
win coming on a 1-0 forfeit by Mosinee in
2011, while the girls arent much better
at 15-50-6. Even as Antigo continues to
tread water at the bottom, the rest of the
conference has steadily risen over time.

the Numbers
Bryan Wegter

Since arriving on the scene in 2011,

Rhinelander has been one of the driving
forces behind increases in the level of
play on both the boys and girls sides of the
conference. Second in size only to Antigo
in terms of enrollment, it was inevitable
the Hodags would change the landscape
of the GNC. Rhinelanders girls team has
won titles four of their five years in the
conference and the boys have won two,
while never finishing lower than a tie for
second in their other seasons.
Their commitment to a strong soccer
program is a model other schools in the
conference should emulate. Rhinelander
has built itself into the conference favorite year in and year out, meaning other
teams in the conference would have
to raise their game to continue to contend with the Hodags. This can be most
clearly measured in the number of goals
scored per game, a good indicator of the
level of play.
In 2008, the first season of girls soccer
in the GNC, there was an average of 2.7
goals scored per game. This past season,
there was an average of 5.1 goals scored.
That more than two goal increase is massive, and the boys have shown nearly

Great Northern Conference Soccer - Goals Scored Per Game

Boys Soccer


4.2 (+0.2) 4.5 (+0.3) 4.1 (-0.4)

Girls Soccer



2.7 (0)

5.7 (+1.6) 5.8 (+0.1) 6.3 (+0.5)

3.0 (+0.3) 4.2 (+1.2) 3.8 (-0.4)


5.0 (+1.2) 5.1 (+0.1)

identical growth as well.

In 2009, the first season for boys GNC
soccer, there were four goals scored per
game. The most recent fall season had
that average up to 6.3 per game. Part of
this can be attributed to Rhinelander
scoring more goals per game as their
program continues to churn out talent,
such as the superbly talented Gabbe Millot on the girls side, but the rest of the
league has enjoyed similar progress. The
Hodag girls will be making their second
straight trip to the state tournament this
weekend, which will only serve to raise
the profile of the GNC across the state.
More importantly, Rhinelander has
shown their boys soccer team can be
more than competitive, even as it goes
head to head against football for athletes.
Football remains the top dog in boys fall
sports, but its position isnt as secure
as it once was. Soccer remains one of
the top growing sports in the country,
while football participation continues to
slowly decline, due in part to high costs
of participation, as well as new research
into the safety of the sport.
Students at Stratford High School
were recently asked what changes they
would like to see at their school. Among
their wishes was the desire to create
varsity soccer teams at the school. This
would likely be many years off, if anything is put in motion at all, but it is a
positive sign that students see the benefits soccer would add to their school. Logistically, Stratford would be a decent fit
for the GNC.
For girls soccer, Newman Catholic,
an even smaller school than Stratford,
already competes. It would be interesting to see how Stratford, a school with a
long and storied history of football and
success in other sports, would take to a
newly minted soccer team, but the prospect is an exciting one.
Its also possible Stratford would join
the Mid-State Conference, at least for
boys soccer, which would provide them
competition against schools more comparable in size. Its only a pipe dream for
soccer fans in Stratford, but one thats
not impossible. Everyone wins when
theres more local competition to battle.
As for Medford, the soccer foundation has already been laid. The program
hasnt even reached its 10th birthday,
but has shown great progress. The girls
team began as a JV team in 2007, and
didnt play varsity soccer until they
joined the GNC in 2010. The boys were
created as a JV team in 2009 and made

Holway tourney winners

the jump to the GNC in 2010 as well. To

have already been solidified as a competitive team in the GNC after such a short
period is a testament to those who work
to build and grow soccer in Medford.
The youth soccer association continues to generate excitement during the
summer months and is the garden where
future talent will grow. The league has
worked hard to put on meaningful and
constructive camps, including one that
brings in trainers from the Chicago Fire,
and hosts tournaments during the summer to keep kids on the fields as much as
possible. Youth soccer leaders have the
vision and energy to lead the way as Medford raises its soccer profile and works to
secure its position amongst other successful programs around the area.
Bryan Wegter is a sports reporter at The Star

ATV safety classes set

for July 8 and 11
The Taylor Made ATV/UTV Club
and Chequamegon Wildlife and Recreation Club will sponsor a two-day
Department of Natural Resources ATV
safety class July 8 and 11 at the Brecke
Rodeo Grounds, W7939 Hwy 64, five
miles west of Medford.
Class on Wednesday, July 8 will
start with registration at 6 p.m., followed by class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The
fee is $10. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Class on Saturday, July 11 will include the written and hands-on tests
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Those who plan to take the course
must pick up an ATV class folder, then
read the Wisconsin ATV Safety book
and answer all of the questions before the first class. These folders can
be picked up at Liske Marine in Medford, P-Town Saloon and Grill in Perkinstown, Romigs Hardware Store in
Gilman and the BP gas station in Rib
All participants must bring their
Wisconsin DNR Customer ID number
to the ATV safety class registration. To
obtain a number, call the DNR at 888936-7463.
For more information, call Don
Liske at 715-748-6623 or Jim Hartl at

Submitted photos

The Holway Sluggers hosted their sixth annual co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, May 16. Team Nemesis (above left) won the championship, while Tappers (lower
left) was second and Zondlos Bar (lower right) took third.



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Whats Happening
Friday, June 19
Friday Night Fondue at Munson Bridge Winery.
Exit Stage Left from 6 to 9 p.m.
Willards 41st Annual Polka Festival. Scott
Koehn & The Spotlight Polka Band from 6:30 to 10
57th Annual Dorchester Days. Central WI Truck
Pullers Association at 7 p.m. The Ryne Brashear
Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
DJ Audio Train at Tappers.
Grand Opening and Ryan Frahm at The Outskirtz
starting at 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 20
Customer Appreciation Sale at St. Croix Rod, Park
Falls, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special guests Joe Bucher,
Al Lindner, James Lindner and Jeremy Smith from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FS Propane Customer Appreciation Day at
Klingbeil Lumber from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Willards 41st Annual Polka Festival. Richie
Yurkovich & Polkarioty at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Dale
Dahmen & The Polka Beats at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
Keith Gennerman Band at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Music
Connection at 6, 8 and 9:45 p.m.
57th Annual Dorchester Days. Central WI
Pulling garden tractors & ATV starting at noon.
Bean bag tournament at noon. Horseshoe tournament at noon. Kids Pedal Pull at 3 p.m. 15th Annual
NTPA at 6 p.m. Apollos Beacon from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30
Sound Storm at Tappers.
Lonie G Karaoke at Camp 28.

Party time

photos by Brian Wilson

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Cooking up fun

Reindeer and camels joined burgers, bounce houses

and games at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Christmas
in June event held Sunday afternoon on the church
grounds in Medford.

Jim Tracey and the

other cooks were kept
busy grilling up burgers
for those in attendance.

Sunday, June 21
Fathers Day and First Day of Summer fishing demos with Dakota Lane and Luke Geraty at
Munson Bridge Winery.
Willards 41st Annual Polka Festival. Polka
Mass at 10:30 a.m. Zweifel Brothers at 11:30 a.m., 1:30
and 3:30 p.m. Gary Ridgelands Dutchmen at 12:30,
2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Fathers Day dining specials: Rail Trail Cafe,
Boozers Bar & Grill, Mondeaux Dam, Jerkwater
Express and McDonalds.
Fathers Day Brunch at Centennial Community
Center from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
57th Annual Dorchester Days. Charcoal Chicken
Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12th Annual Fathers
Day Car & Antique Tractor show at 11 a.m. Parade
at noon. Championship Tractor Pulling Series at 1:30
p.m. Sound Storm from 3 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 23
Rib Lake Fire Department/Local Heroes at Rib
Lake Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

Poking along
Brayden Williams, 4, pats a tortoise who was busy
munching away on the grass and wildflowers.

Wednesday, June 24


Camera Day with Jennifer Leonard at Munson

Bridge Winery from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 25
The Day the Music Died with music by DJ
Duane at Marilyns FIre Station from 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, June 26
.28 Special at Camp 28 starting a 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 27



9th Annual Casey Blume Memorial Golf Outing

at Meadowview Golf Course. First tee time at 8:30 a.m.
Gene Graumann Cancer Benefit at Zondlos Bar.
Bean bag tournament at 1 p.m. Dance at 8 p.m.

would like to say

Thank You
to all our kind donors and people
who attended our annual
Dinner/Auction fundraiser.

Dairy delight



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Thursday, June 18, 2015 Page 10

Town and County Dairy Breakfast

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photos by Brian Wilson

More than 2,000 people were served as part of the annual event held at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. Winners in the 2015 Town and Country Dairy Breakfast door prize
drawings were: John Deere Gator, Cade Fliehs, Medford; wagon, Leo Klemm, Medford; tractor, Lexi Bunkelman, Stetsonville; John Deere charcoal grill, Joe Mueller, Medford;
$75 meat bundles, Chris Fortin and Donna Doriot both of Medford; $50 gas cards, Bobbie Smith, Judy Lang and Steph Downey all of Medford and Shirley Elsner and Russ
Juedes both of Stetsonville; gift certificate from Meyer Tire & Service, Deb Gojmerac, Rib Lake; gift baskets from Medford Co-op, Les Buehler, Steve Recore, John Schaefer,
Lynette Pernsteiner, Virgen Thiel, Sandy Schilling, Tara Krug and Steve Eisch, all of Medford, Art Wild, Stetsonville, and Carol Staab and Francis Weber both of Dorchester.

Al Williams checks the sausages before the start

of the Town and County Dairy Breakfast on Sunday

Volunteers help stir the eggs to keep them from sticking to the cooking
Mr. Concertina, George Dums, kept
surface. The meal featured eggs, fresh biscuits, sausage, cheese, milk and the crowd entertained during the early
morning shift.

30th Anniversary Fundraiser

Hope Hospice & Palliative Care

Saturday, July 11, 2015

at Whittlesey Lions Park & Pavilion
9:00am - 7:00pm




GOLF OUTING at 10:00am


Concessions &
Raffles All Day


The Day



Volunteering at the annual dairy breakfast spans multiple generations in some

families as those who grew up helping pass on the lessons of service to the next generation.



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Thursday, June 18, 2015 Page 11

Muddy day

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Jennifer Stolp takes her horse around the cones during a training drill at the horse clinic held at the
fairgrounds on Saturday. The cold rain did not prevent riders from putting their horses through the
paces to prepare for the Taylor County Fair next month. The weather was better Friday night (right)
as riders worked on getting their horses to respond to touch commands.

Practical chemistry
Hands on

photos by Brian Wilson

As part of the clinic, riders learned how to make low-cost, safe homemade pest
repellent for their horses.

The Koinonia Singers

Eight-year-old Shoey Damm smiles as Fuzzy Damm shows how leather punches
are used to put designs on gear.

United Methodist Church Medford

Kim Wesle walks her

horse through the paces during the horse clinic Friday




The public is invited to view this talented group
of 40-45 high school students as they share their testimony
of Jesus love through contemporary Christian songs,
skits and fellowship.

The group is lead by Larry Schultz, Youth Director

with Rock Valley Youth for Christ in the Milton and Janesville
y Wisconsin.
area of Rock County,


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June 18,
22, 2015

Legion loss
Continued from page 1
Zuiker struck out five over seven innings to pick up
the win. Shaw went six innings, struck out six and gave
up eight hits and a walk to take the loss.
The win boosts Rhinelanders early record to 2-1,
while Medford is 0-1 on the season. A doubleheader
against Tomahawk, scheduled for last Thursday, was
rained out. No makeup date has been announced yet.
Medford jumps headlong into its schedule with a
busy week coming up. Thursday, tonight, theyll host
Irma. Tomorrow, Friday, theyll welcome Merrill before
traveling to Irma on Monday. Next Tuesday, theyll be
back at home against Park Falls and on Wednesday will
be in Rudolph. All those games have 6 p.m. first pitches.
Jeremy Mayo of The Northwoods River News contributed to this story.


Klemm scholarships

Submitted photo

Medford baseball head coach Justin Hraby (front left)

presented 2015 Dean Klemm Memorial scholarships
to graduating baseball players (front) Nick Drott, Brett
Hutchinson, (back l. to r.) Jed Miller, Zach Smola, Hunter Anderson, Trent Klemm and Brad Acker during the
teams recent awards night. Recipient Nathan Gradberg
is not pictured.

Sports Shorts

8th Street Womens League
A League
June 10: Thums Concrete 3, Frese Frame 0; Reflections 3, Feet-NMotion 0; Riemer Builders 3, Noland Logging 0.
B League
June 10: Id Hit That 2, DW40s 1; K&B Refrigeration 3, Mystique
Bubbles 0; 8th Street 3, Broadway Theatre 0; Sova Agency 2, Nicolet
National Bank 1; Quality Realty 3, Stetsonville Lumber 0.

Medford Tuesday Night League

Point 08 28, Genglers 24, Kountry Korner 24, Last Straw 22, Tappers
10, Roosters 0.
June 2: Point 08 9, Tappers 0; Kountry Korner 5, Genglers 4; Last
Straw 9, Roosters 0.
June 9: Kountry Korner 6, Last Straw 3; Point 08 6, Genglers 3; Tappers 9, Roosters 0.
Spirit Lake Horseshoe League
June 9: Raabs II 4, Crossroads 1; Zondlos III 5, Foxys Cattail 0;
Lauries Coach I 5, Drinkslingers 0; Raabs I 4, Pattis Crossroads 1;
Korner Bar 5, Lauries Coach 0; Zondlos II Bye.
Season Standings: Raabs I 19-1, Zondlos III 17-3, Korner Bar 16-4,
Lauries Coach I 10-5, Zondlos I 9-6, Pattis Crossroads 8-7, Raabs
II 9-11, Crossroads 6-14, Drinkslingers 4-16, Foxys Cattail 1-14,
Lauries Coach II 1-19.

T-Ball League (age 6-8) games scheduled for Monday, June 22 are Rib Lake 5 at Rib Lake 2, Stetsonville
1 at Athens, Rib Lake 1 at Rib Lake 4, Whittlesey 2 at
Holway 1, Holway 2 at Stetsonville 2 and Rib Lake 3 at
Whittlesey 1. Ogema has a bye.
Little League Baseball (age 11-12) games scheduled
for Tuesday, June 23 are Athens at Colby 2, Colby 1 at
Whittlesey 2, Phillips at Medford, Whittlesey 1 at Rib
Lake, Prentice at Stetsonville 1 and Stetsonville 2 at Abbotsford.
Girls Softball (age 10-12) games scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 are Medford at Abbotsford, Colby at Whittlesey, Rib Lake at Phillips 2, and Prentice at Phillips 1.
Stetsonville has a bye.

The Range Boys Pistol League recently held its

awards night for the 2014-15 season. The Hit and Miss
team of Marc Thompson, Bob Williamson and Scott
Stamos won the .38/.357 division.

Taking second among .38/.357 caliber shooters was

the Shell Shack team of (l. to r.) Dale Mokry, Paul Johnson and Jon Rulien.

Little League Baseball (age 9-10) games scheduled

for Wednesday, June 24 are Colby 1 at Whittlesey, Athens at Medford 2, Medford 1 at Abbotsford, Medford 3 at
Colby 2, Phillips 2 at Rib Lake 1, Rib Lake 2 at Holway
and Prnetice at Phillips 1.
Girls Softball (age 13-16) games scheduled for Thursday, June 25 are Colby at Ogema, Stetsonville 2 at Medford, Owen at Rib Lake and Phillips at Stetsonville 1.

Craig Oehmichen and Angela Engel, representing

Short Lane Ag Supply, finished second in the .22 caliber
couples division.


Nielsen Tennis Stadium, UW-Madison
June 12 Div. 1 quarterfinals
Marquette University 6, Neenah (10-2) 1; Brookfield East 6, Eau
Claire Memorial (18-5) 1; Kettle Moraine 4, Ashwaubenon (14-4) 3;
Middleton 6, Madison West (11-10) 1.
June 13 Div. 1 semifinals
Marquette University 5, Brookfield East (16-1) 2; Middleton 6,
Kettle Moraine (20-3) 1.

Desilyn Tyznik and Al Tyznik, the Daart team, won

the .22 caliber couples division.


June 13 Div. 1 championship

Marquette University (26-2) 5, Middleton (16-11) 2.
June 13 Div. 2 semifinals
University School of Milwaukee 7, Eau Claire Regis (17-4) 0; Madison Edgewood 6, Green Bay Notre Dame (17-9) 1.
June 13 Div. 2 championship
Univ. School of Milwaukee (4-4) 4, Madison Edgewood (21-2) 3.

35 and over League

Pot Belly, 3-1; Cindys, 3-1; Fuzzys, 3-1; Thirsty Moose, 3-2; Stetsonville, 3-2; Craigs Auto, 2-2; Ds Liquor Box Saloon, 2-2; Gad, 0-4;
Comstock, 0-4.
June 10: Stetsonville 10, Thirsty Moose 8; Pot Belly 20, Craigs Auto,
5; Cindys 12, Gad 4; Ds Liquor Box Saloon 11, Comstock 0.

Ryan Preisinger and Shari Preisinger, the Sparkys

Sport Shop team, won the .44 caliber division.

Thursday, June 18, 2015



Page 13

Wolf numbers up, according to DNRs winter count

208 packs detected statewide

Bears hungry
Ron Nelson got this photo on Saturday morning of a
large black bear raiding a bird feeder on his property.
Nelson lives on Cardinal Dr. in the town of Little Black,
just off County Hwy O, and said this isnt the only bear
that has been roaming the neighborhood.


Mark Walters sponsored by

Bluegills on Marsh-Miller
Hello friends,
I think it was 15 years ago I fished on Marsh-Miller
Flowage and stayed at Birch Point Resort (715-568-1525
or for the first time. I had
heard there were big gills and lots of them. That first
year I fished with my stepson Kevin. We had a blast and
I have not missed a year since.
I have stayed at this working mans resort, which
is located in Chippewa County between Bloomer and
Cornell, with probably 20 different people. The last few
years my steady partner is my 14-year-old daughter, Selina, who always brings a friend.
This year, Selina invited 14-year-old Mikayla Newlan
of New Lisbon. Mikayla, like Selina, is a very avid outdoorswoman and a lot of fun.

Friday, May 29
High 77, Low 47
The season of spring for an outdoor writer/hobby farmer is one of 100 things to do and only time for
80. This spring, its getting ready for this trip, putting in
lots of garden, attending Selinas track meets and clearing and fencing a piece of property. It has about pushed
me to the point where three days of sitting in a boat and
watching bobbers is a requirement.
Last night the girls and I arrived at 11 p.m. This morning we took our time before we hit the water. There was
a cold spell forecast to hit tonight that was going to literally drop the highs and lows 20 degrees. That is generally bad news when trying to catch bluegills in shallow
This morning, as soon as we anchored on what has
always been my favorite spot on the lake, the bobbers
were going down and we were having a hoot catching
beautiful bluegills. The fish I measured and the ones we
kept were between 7.5 and 8.5 inches.
Mikayla Newlun, like Selina and their very good
friend Tess Bigalke (who is also 14), has a bear tag this
year and it will be very interesting to see how that plays
out. All of them will be hunting in Juneau County. Both
the baiting season, as well as the nights on the stand,
are guaranteed to create memorable stories. I have a tag
myself and rarely even think about my hunt.


136 W. Broadway

N1690 State Hwy 13

Ogema, WI 54459

Medford, WI 54451




A rule to allow motor trolling while fishing on all inland waters of Wisconsin takes effect on July 1.
Trolling means fishing by trailing any lure, bait or
similar device that may be used to attract or catch fish
from a boat propelled by means other than drifting, pedaling, paddling or rowing. Drifting or row trolling is
allowed on all waters statewide. Previously motor trolling had been prohibited on waters unless allowed under
special regulations.
The rule received extensive public input through
Wisconsin Conservation Congress hearings and was
reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. The rule extends trolling opportunities
to all waters, said Tim Simonson, a DNR fisheries management specialist.
Under the new rule, in most counties, anglers may
troll using up to three hooks, baits or lures with no restrictions per boat. However, trolling is allowed with
only one hook, bait or lure per angler and two hooks,
baits or lures per boat in certain counties and in certain
waters of other counties. For a listing of waters open to
trolling with three hooks, search the DNR website, dnr., for trolling.
In addition to simplifying fishing regulations, Simonson said the rule will reduce confusion that may occur when a technique called position fishing is used.
Position fishing involves fishing from a boat with a line
that extends vertically into the water while the boat is
maneuvered with a motor. The new rule allows anglers
to trail at least one sucker, minnow or other bait or lure
behind a moving motor boat, regardless of whether the
occupants are casting other lures. It also provides additional fishing opportunities for anglers who may have
difficulty fishing by other methods and would eliminate
the need for disabled anglers to apply for trolling permits.
Simonson said analysis of available data indicates
no difference between casting and trolling in terms of
angling success or catch rate for muskellunge, walleye and northern pike.
The rule expires on May 4, 2018, but many anglers
have expressed interest in continuing to make the trolling option available. The department will assess trolling over the next couple years and work with anglers to
develop another trolling proposal for 2018 and beyond.
For more information on trolling and other rules,
search the DNR website,, for trolling.


An Outdoormans


Statewide trolling rule

to take effect July 1

Wisconsins gray wolf population was higher this

winter than it was last winter, according to estimates
compiled following the Department of Natural Resources winter tracking surveys.
This Aprils statewide minimum wolf population
count is 746-771 wolves, up about 12 percent from the
count of 660-689 wolves from April of 2014.
The DNR released its preliminary pack and lone wolf
summaries for winter 2014-15 last Thursday at a public
meeting in Wausau. The DNR estimates 208 wolf packs
and 30 lone wolves statewide following its winter surveys.
The summaries break down off-reservation and onreservation population numbers for each of the six harvest zones the state has used in three seasons of wolf
hunting and trapping. Wolf harvests are now on hold
following a federal court decision in December that relisted gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region as
an endangered species.
The DNR reported three active wolf packs in Taylor
County and three areas where lone wolves were detected. Most of Taylor County falls under Harvest Zone 3
(areas north and west of the Hwy 64 and Hwy C intersection). Areas north and east of the 64/C intersection
fall under Harvest Zone 2. Areas south of Hwy 64 are in
Harvest Zone 6, which covers the southern two-thirds
of Wisconsin with the exception of the Central Forest
areas centered around southern Clark, eastern Jackson,
southern Wood and northern Juneau and Adams counties. That area is Harvest Zone 5.
The estimates show 161-166 wolves in Zone 2, which
covers most of the states northeastern corner. The zone

is estimated to have 49 wolf packs with 155-160 wolves

and six loners. Six of those packs, including 14 wolves,
are on tribal reservations.
Zone 3, which primarily covers a swath from Taylor
and Price counties westward through Rusk, Sawyer,
Washburn and Burnett counties, shows a late winter
population of 82-86 wolves in 25 packs with six loners.
None of those wolves are found on reservations.
A wolf pack distribution map shows the majority of
wild lands north and west of the intersection of Hwys 13
and 8 are wolf pack territory. Most of that land is located
in Harvest Zone 1. An estimated 309-319 wolves call the
northwest corner of the state home. Eighty-two packs
make up 304-314 of those wolves. Five loners were also
detected. Three packs consisting of 14 wolves and one
loner were detected on tribal reservations in Zone 1.
Populations were estimated to have increased from
18-19 wolves to 31-32 wolves in Zone 4, which includes
eastern Lincoln County, much of Langlade County and
parts of Oconto and Marinette counties. The estimates
are 129-134 wolves in Zone 5, up from 103-109 a year ago.
The Zone 6 count is at 34 wolves, up from 28, and included a new pack as far south at Crawford County and a
lone wolf in northwest Columbia County.
The wolf winter count in 2013 was 809-834. It decreased about 18 percent last year following a harvest
of 257 wolves during the 2013 hunting and trapping season. More conservative quotas were set last fall and 154
wolves were harvested, including 36 in both Zones 1 and
6, 30 in Zone 3 and 29 in Zone 2.
The winter count typically represents the low point
for wolf numbers during the year. The populations
typically double when pups are born in spring, but then
they decrease as the year progresses.

Fax: 715.767.5436


This morning Mikayla was using a pink horizontal

jig with a very small piece of crawler on it. Let me tell
you folks, that was the hot ticket in our boat.
The action was pretty much non-stop for two hours.
In that time we kept 37 beautiful and extremely tasty
When we headed in for lunch I did not feel like cooking, so we went into the lodge. It was great to see my
good buddy Paul Maire, who owns this place. Anyone
who spends time in the lodge will tell you two things.
Its fun and the food is incredible
Tonight we fished until after dark, got rained on and,
due to the cold spell hitting, only kept 17. It was pretty
cool to see how these girls braved difficult conditions
and still enjoyed themselves.
At night I am the fish cleaner. The girls help with
cooking and the dishes and play lots of board games.

Saturday, May 30
High 54, Low 34
The wind was strong, it was cold today and that saved
the lives of many panfish. Generally, this lake has a lot
of boats on it on a Saturday in late May, but the cold
spell and white caps kept most people on shore and the
fish simply were not feeding.
We put nine hours in the boat over two outings and
kept 26 gills which, in these conditions, was very respectable.
The last couple of years, the bluegills average size
was down and that had a lot of people concerned about
this fish factory. I honestly believe the bluegills that we
were catching this year were an inch larger and that
bodes well for the future.
In my travels, I hang my hat in many places but there
are very few that I return to every year. For Selina and
me, Marsh-Miller and Birch Point is always home away
from home.

The Star News

June 18, 2015 Page 14

Milestones, Memories, Births, Engagements, Weddings

UWSP recognizes area academic honors

Michelle Brushaber, Katelynn
Homeyer, Aaron Mosentine, Madalyn Sawdey and Stacy Zenner, all
of Medford; and Michael Hovde of
Westboro received highest academic honors for the spring semester
at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point by earning a grade point

average of 3.9 to 4.0.

Erica Clarkson, Nicholas Lemke
and Luke Peterson, all of Medford;
and Jeremy Braun and Karl Ploeckelman, both of Stetsonville, received
high academic honors with a GPA
of 3.75 to 3.89.

Tara Buehler, Andrew Fehlhaber, Travis Jochimsen, Mary

Knight, Richard Mahoney and Marshall Strebig, all of Medford; and
Cody Vasseur of Stetsonville received academic honors with a GPA
of 3.5 to 3.74.

Dear Nutrition Nuts

With Kate Bromann, County Market Nutritionist

& Kim Mueller, Natural Foods Manager
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Landon Trawicki and Tuesday Schmidt


Tuesday Schmidt and Landon Trawicki of Gilman

announce their wedding engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lyndon and Melody Schmidt of Boyceville. She earned a Bachelor of
Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire, where she majored in elementary education and
minored in mathematics. She teaches at Gilman middle
The groom-elect is the son of Daniel and Kim Trawicki of Gilman. He is a graduate of Gilman High School.
He is a heavy equipment operator at John S. Olynick.
The couple plans a June 27 wedding at Ss. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.

Nora Evelyn Wiitala
Tanya and Lucas Wiitala of Westboro announce
the birth of a daughter, Nora Evelyn, born on May 23
at Aspirus Birthing Center - Medford. She weighed six
pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She joins
a brother, Jack, age 3. Her grandparents are Ardin and
Nancy Wiitala Jr. of Westboro and Hal and Dawn Swenson of Rib Lake.

Marshall Scott Gilles

Amy and Travis Gilles of Medford announce the
birth of a son, Marshall Scott, born on June 1 at Aspirus
Birthing Center - Medford. He weighed eight pounds,
two ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. He joins a brother, Peyton, age 10. His grandparents are Linda and Lon
Rundquist and Pat and Darla Gilles, all of Medford.

Liesel Elizabeth Ann Mueller

Adam and Emily Mueller of Medford announce the
birth of a daughter, Liesel Elizabeth Ann, born on May
29 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She weighed seven
pounds, four ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Her
grandparents are Allan and Joyce Mueller of Medford
and Bob and Karen Thell of Merrill.

Aurora Leigh Rose Oknewski

Travis and Samantha Oknewski of Ringle announce
the birth of a daughter, Aurora Leigh Rose, born on
June 2 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She weighed six
pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Richard and Karen Nelson of Mosinee and
Peter and Diane Oknewski of Wittenberg.

Brilee Jordyn Hartwig

Proud to be Community Owned


Courtney and Eric Hartwig of Athens announce the

birth of a daughter, Brilee Jordyn, born on June 12 at
Ministry St. Clares Hospital. She weighed five pounds,
13 ounces and was 17 inches long. Her grandparents are
Tim and Jenny Hartwig of Athens and Gerry and Shelly
Guenther of Edgar.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Page 15

Patricia and Donald Duddles on their wedding day in 1955 and a more recent look.

Celebrating a big rock couple

Russell Schmitt gave his wife, Arlene, a big rock 20 years ago to celebrate the love
and longevity of their marriage. The rock and their memory will live on for a long time
at Meadowbrook Cemetery near Gilman.
The rock is cleaved in the same way as it is displayed now. Stone Services of Chippewa Falls carved the names and dates.
The couples daughter, Lily, tells the story. Russell found the rock in the familys
woods along the Yellow River. He thought Arlene might like it for her garden, so he
hauled it up to the house. She liked the rock enough to tell him she wanted it for a
cemetery headstone.
Arlene passed in 2013 and the family effort to ll her request came this spring. Lily
said Russell did the heavy lifting himself with his skidsteer and he oversaw the cement
work and other details during the project.
One added element to the memorial is a quart canning jar to celebrating Arlenes
skill and determination to make her garden feed the family through the winter.


From past les of The Star News

June 16, 2005

Increasing efficiency and reducing staff costs in the long run will cost
in the short-term. The Medford City
Council met as a committee of the
whole Tuesday and voted to go ahead
with a proposal to change how electric
and water meters are read in the city.
Meters are currently read manually
by a meter reader with a hand-held interrogator unit that must be touched
to a special reading pad on the meters.
Going from house to house in the city
is time consuming, but pales in comparison to the time it takes to read the
meters on the more than 500 rural customers outside the city limits. These
meters are read twice a year by the city
and customers are asked to self-report
their meter readings during the other
10 months of the year.
After a workplace accident damaged
the citys interrogator unit earlier this
year, the city purchased a new unit
that would allow remote radio frequency readings in addition to the touchpad and manual entry readings. What
this means is that the meter reader will
not have to leave his vehicle or enter
properties to take meter readings once
proper meters are installed.

Duddles mark 60th wedding vow

Patricia (Erben) and Donald Duddles of Waukesha celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary on June 11. The couple married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville. The couple have nine children, most of them residing in Wisconsin. They
have 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family is planning a June 27 private party to honor the anniversary.
Donald was a welder and maintenance tech at Wisconsin Centrifugal, now known
as Metal Tek International. He retired after 30 years with the company. Patricia was
a sales associate at Kohls Department Store for 28 years.


Justin Clark, son of Ron and Sandra Clarke, and Amanda Bach, daughter of Jim
and the late Sandy Bach, announce their engagement. The couple plans a November



June 20, 1990

June 13, 1940

By a 13-4 vote, Taylor County Board

Supervisors recently petitioned the state
for financial help in expanding the Taylor County Airport.
The vote came following a public
hearing several days earlier in which
the proposed airport expansion was both
opposed and supported.
Previously, the board had approved a
six-year airport improvement plan that
would, among other things, call for the
lengthening of the existing north/south
runway and the development of a new
paved east/west runway. At the present time, the east/west runway is only
a grass strip unable to handle anything
but the smallest aircraft. In order to develop the east/west runway, however, a
portion of Oriole Drive between Airport
Road and Pine Avenue in the Town of
Deer Creek would have to be closed, and
the proposal is opposed by many town

The long-looked-for revival of the

Medford Brewing company became
more of an actuality this week as articles
of incorporation were drawn up Monday afternoon by Frank Mohr of Merrill,
Franklin Kraut of Curtiss and Norbert
Laabs of Dorchester. George Meyer, who
was appointed trustee in bankruptcy in
1936, stated that operations started Tuesday.
The brewery was incorporated for
$30,000. Of this amount, $20,000 will be in
common stock and $10,000 in preferred
stock. Of the latter amount, $5,000 will
be subscribed by local investors, Meyer


June 16, 1915

Earl Doyle of Beaver Dam came up

for Commencement and to visit with
the home folks a few days.
C. A. Johnson of Gad was one of our
Saturday callers. He recently moved
here from Monroe county and bot the
Peter Peot farm six miles east.
Carl Herrmann in remitting a subscription for his son Robert of Vanquard, Sask. reports that they have every prospect of a good crop in Canada
this year. Robert expects to prove upon
his homestead in another year or so.

Remember When June 2005

June 17, 1965

Phasing out Taylor County Teachers

college into a two-year branch campus
of a state university could transpire by
1968, it was revealed Friday at a meeting of three county board committees
with state specialists. The county college
at Medford was recommended as a twoyear branch campus May 5 by the state
sub-committee of the coordinating committee on higher education. The coordinating committee gave its approval the
following day.
Meeting here with the county finance
committee, teachers college board and
committee on higher education were
Tom Moran, a member of the state coordinating staff, and Jim Young of the
academic facilities commission, both of

Andrea Lichtl of Medford drives a tractor and trailer rig through a test course
June 10 at Medford Area Senior High. Eighteen students from Medford, Gilman,
Athens, Owen and Phillips participated in the annual tractor safety summer course.
It teaches how to operate and drive a tractor safely.

Fourth quarter honor

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

roll at Gilman school

Highest Honor:
Seventh Grade Montana Birkenholz, Evelyn Fryza,
Hunter Oberle, Lydia Syryczuk and Emma Warner.
Eighth Grade Maverick Birkenholz and Ryan Webster.
Freshman Citory Oberle, Emmalee Quinnell and Elliot Wininger.
Sophomore Brodey Swoboda.
Junior Morgan Birkenholz, Laura Bolstad, Mackenzie Elwood, Emily Johnson and Travis Lato.
Senior Parker Rosemeyer, Kendall Skabroud and
Brooke Webster.
A Honor:
Seventh Grade Emma Benninger, Lexi Chaplinski,
Mason Dixon, Olivia Franzen, Grace Grunseth, RaeAnne
Heier, Spencer Kraus, Joe Olson, Madelyn SinkeviciusKrizan, Haley Tomasek, Mikayla Waichulis and Kaitlyn
Eighth Grade Alexis Aldinger, Torgor Crick, Ivy
Grunseth, Wyatt Heier, Kellvin Krizan, MyKell Podolak,
Dayne Tallier, Tanisha Tischer, Alyssa Tomaszewski,
Casey Webster and Amanda Wisocky.
Freshman Kasee Burton, Cooper Sherfield and Camryn Skabroud.
Sophomore Chanse Rosemeyer and Lane Webster.
Junior Amanda Dahl, Isabella Franzen, Breanna
Fryza, Anthony Guentner and Rachael Krug.
Senior Shannon Draeger, Rebecca Heier, Kristofer
Murphy and Tyler Swoboda.
B Honor:
Seventh Grade Hannah Baker, Sara Chause, Bradlee Copenhaver, Kaitlyn Glebke, Ethan Grunseth, Gabriel
Gunderson, Brady Johnson, Ethan Person, Samantha Person, Jaiden Sedivy, Kirklan Thompson, Sydney Webster,
Blake Wisocky and Jaycee Zach.
Eighth Grade Bradley Couillard, Keaton Edblom,
Cole Marks, Marissa Mravik, Hunter Schmuckal and Dallas Skabroud.
Freshman Seth Baker, Tyler Boie, Raven Crabb, Bryan Markham, Joseph Marks, Zachary Person and Kessler
Sophomore Jessica Adams, Deanne Anderson,
Stephanie Baker, Kayla Chause, Brielle Copenhaver, Jacob Couillard, Manuel Granado, Taylor Hendricks, Alicia
Hoehn, Kristin Krizan, Takoda Lee, Dakota Lepak, Amelia Olson, Gerald Pongratz, Angy Rafferty, Andrew Rucks,
Tucker Schmuckal, Audrey Swensen, Amber Tomasek,
Chevy VanDerLeest, Lane Webster, Phillip Wenzel and
Brendan Wojcik.
Junior Ethan Aldinger, Zane Chaplinski, Jacob Dalsky, Gabe Dietzler, Jordan Lemke, Katelynn Monson, Bobbi Jo Nelson, Bryer Nichols, Mariah Person, Robert Quinnell, Leanne Rafferty, Jonathan Rucks, Tucker Schmuckal,
Kyla Schoene, Emmit Sherfield, Zachary Sonnentag, Jordan Vieras and Mackenzie Webster.
Senior Logan Anderson, Desiree Budzinski, James
Copenhaver, Joshua Dalsky, Kristen Diamond, Cole Johnson, Jesse Ogle, Colton Schmitt, Shaelan Schmitt, MaKaylen Skabroud, Bryce Sromek, Ryan Tkachuk, Santana Tomasek, Darian Webster, Elizabeth Wenzel and Hailey Zach.


currently has large decorative
boulders, factory cull stone,
factory cut offs great for stabilizing wash outs, sold by skid
steer bucket or dump truck load.
Call for price, availability and
delivery. Steve, 715-905-0547.


Work from anywhere 24/7.
Up to $1,500 Part Time to
$7,500/mo. Full Time. Training
HIRING local Carpenters, Concrete, Electricians, Painters,
Iron Workers, Masons, Skilled
Laborers and Welders. Appleton 920-725-1386 Eau Claire
715-202-0907 La Crosse 608781-5647 Madison 608-2219799 Milwaukee 262-650-6600
Wausau 715-845-8300 (CNOW)
DRIVERS WANTED - Scheduled home time, steady miles.
Newer equipment. No East
for more details. (CNOW)
RECRUITERS: RECRUIT an applicant in over 179 Wisconsin
newspapers! Only $300/week.
Call this paper or 800-227-7636


10TH ANNIVERSARY Of designing rubber stamps. Storewide 10% June 1-30. Door
prizes. Giveaways. Stamps,
stamping supplies, huge puzzle, sticker selection, books.
Das Deutsch Eck, W705 Colby
Factory, Colby. 715-223-4573.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Welcome off-hours except Sundays. Special sales June 17-19.
1960 YEAR

built sawmill,

5 STORM Windows with

door with retractable screen,
BUY LOCAL, Organic, raised
on grass broilers. No GMO
feeds, fresh or frozen, very
tender. 3-6 lbs. dressed, $2.40
per lb., $1 for vacuum packaging. Come see the chickens
COMPLETE NEW large waterfall/pond set up, pump, liner, tubing, $150. Three 4x50 fencing
rolls, $25/each. 715-428-2155.
FOR SALE: Full set 21 Farm
Progress Farm Tech collectible toys. Call for information,
FOR SALE: Used 15 cubic
freezer: $50, used twin adjustable bed: $50, used lawn sweeper, $50. Call 715-613-1071.

Place an ad in this paper by

calling 748-2626 today!


OVER 45,000 homes will read

your classified ad when its
placed in 7 area publications for
only $22 (20 words or less). It
will also go online at no additional charge. Call 715-748-2626,
or stop in at 116 S. Wisconsin
Ave., Medford, to place your ad.

DISABLED MAN looking for
cheap or donated lightweight
boat with motor for fishing with his
2 dogs, no income, would mean
the world to him. 715-783-0048.
OLD BARNS and sheds wanted
to take down. J.E. Miller, N2324
Water Dr., Medford, WI 54451.
OLD GERMAN Bibles and hymn
books, the older the better. Call
715-257-1348 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 8-8:30 p.m.
WANTED: GUNS - new and
used. Turn them into ca$h or
trade for a new one! Shay Creek

Wanted for grain hopper division, home weekends. Saturday
Full-time dispatcher for expanding fleet. 715-571-9601.
or part-time position on dairy
wanted for 92 year old man.

glass, Jeannette glass, Hazel
Atlas, Fenton, US glass, Indiana glass, Fire King Jadite,
more. Some household items.
WILLARD HISTORICAL Society Rummage Fest, Holy
Family Shelter, Willard. June
19-20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rummage, bakery, crafts and
more. Benefit for Settlers Park.


Wed., Thurs., Fri., June 24, 25, 26

Whirlpool gas stove, knife collection, 2 used compound bows, used shing
poles, fabric - polar eece, corduroy, Carhartt navy and brown, Wisconsin
Badger material, faux fur, upholstery, large spools of thread, knitting needles,
new tailor scissor sets, assorted humorous metal hunting signs, new kids
size life vests, assorted dishes, vintage glassware, wine bottles,decorator
shelves,creamer/salt and pepper sets, handmade baskets, new Duck Dynasty
throws and tee shirts, ower pots, new hunter orange youth bib and jacket
set, 3x & 4x nylon Packer jackets, larger sizes of mens and womens clothes,
used desk and microwave, used insulated hunting boots size 9-1/2, collector
Canterbury beer steins, boot dryer, pressed back kitchen chairs.

N5663 Division Dr., Medford, WI 54451

Garage Sale
DEADLINES: Shopper Thursday Noon
The Star News Monday 5 pm
Prices: 1x3 - $24.75; 2x2 - $33.00
Costs shown are for one paper, one week.

8 a.m.-2 p.m.
TV stand, 14 boat w/trolling motor,
windows, desk, gun cabinet, glass carboys,
stroller/car seats, kitchen table w/chairs,
bike, bike cart, boys 24 mon., misc. clothes
and so much more to enjoy!

Watch for signs around the lake!



116 S. Wisconsin Ave., Medford, Wisconsin 54451

Saturday, June 27

Patti Jenson, scholarship committee chairman, presented a $500 scholarship on behalf of the Miller Dam
Lake Association to Jesse Ogle, son of Brent and Laurie
Ogle of Sheldon, during the Gilman High School Honors Program in May. The scholarship is presented to a
graduating senior who is entering the field of biology or
environmental science.

GET YOUR online subscription to The Star News and

you wont have to wait for it
to come in the mail. Its available Thursday morning by
10 a.m. Go to today to subscribe.

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.

communicate with your customers?



submitted photo

WOOD HEAT. Environmentally

friendly. EPA Qualified. Central
Boiler E-Classic Outdoor Wood
Furnace. Northern Renewable
Energy Systems. 715-532-1624.


Looking for a better way to


Miller Dam scholarship


Fri. & Sat.,
June 19 & 20
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Honda 3 wheeler,
life vest, leather chaps,
helmets, leather jacket,
clothes, household
items, furniture,
bed frames, desk,
a little of everything

N3983 Cty. Rd. Q,


June 25 & 26
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vanity sink w/sink
faucets, lighted medicine
cabinet, curtains,
various accessories &
decorations. Lighting
xtures, linens and
small appliances.

306 East
Allman St.,



Thursday, June 18, 2015


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Its no surprise...


we appreciate your business!

ur team!
Come join our

Builders of steel-frame, fabric-membrane buildings,

is accepting applications for a full-time



Interested applicants can apply in person at

Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby or visit to print an application.

Duties Include: General construction, erection and installation

of buildings, preferably fabric tension structures. Ability to use
tools such as impact wrenches, screwdrivers, grinders and
other electrical tools. Able to lift 50 to 100 lbs. on a regular
basis and read a tape measure.
Ideal candidate will have experience constructing pre-engineered buildings, excellent communication skills, organizational skills, clean driving record, ability to travel 48 states, be
detailed oriented and able to handle multiple tasks with minimal
supervision. Full benets package including health insurance
and 401k available.

1110 N. Division Street

Colby, WI 54421





Medford Part-Time Administrative Coordinator

$11.00 - $13.00 per hour

Please sendd cover lletter,

tt resume & wage requirements
t tto::
HR Director, P.O. Box 3006, Oshkosh, WI 54903
See our website for further information:


Customer Service Representative
Fidelity National Bank, is seeking a customer serviceoriented individual with an outgoing, friendly personality

To Apply, Email a resume to: PDL[LRQJ#GNLGVFRP

or Fax to: 715-842-7331

Major duties include cash receipt and payment services.

Ideal candidates must provide exceptional customer
service, be dependable and able to handle multiple tasks
while working in a fast paced environment. Experience
with cash handling and computer knowledge is required.
weekends. For immediate consideration, please mail or
email your resume to:


Highway Patrol Superintendent


Phillips, WI 54555
of name and address.
Completed applications must be received
by the Price County Personnel Department no later
than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6th, 2015.
Price County is an equal opportunity employer

Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 359
Medford, WI 54451


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
Apply in person at 1000 Progressive Avenue,
Medford, Wisconsin. Applications are available
at our website: If you have
submitted an application in the last 6 months it
is not necessary to apply again.


Equal Opportunity



Medford, Wisconsin




All shifts available


available at our Abbotsford or Medford ofce.
Responsibilities will include advertising design, newspaper pagination,
jobwork and digital photo correction. We are looking for a dependable,
creative, detail oriented, self-starter with excellent communication
skills who is able to meet our weekly publishing deadlines.
Experience in Adobe CS Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and
Illustrator is a p

Also hiring:
Casual Housekeeping/Laundry
Part-time Activities

Please come in to apply

814 West 14th St.
Marsheld, WI

Send your resume & references to:


TP Printing Company,
Attn: Kris
PO Box 677, 103 W. Spruce St.,
Abbotsford, WI
or email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

(no phone calls please)

Currently hiring


Interested candidates can learn further position

details and application instructions by contacting:

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

Fidelity National Bank


Price County has an opening for the position of Highway Patrol

Superintendent within the Price County Highway Department. This
is an exempt, mid-level management position responsible for state
and county highway maintenance and construction activities, snow
removal operations and scheduling of personnel for all major projects.
This position is responsible supervising winter maintenance operations during non-normal working hours. This position works under the
direction of the Highway Commissioner. This is a full-time, benet
eligible position with an annual salary range of $48,788 - $54,371.


Please email resume to:,

or stop in and complete our application
Paramount Installers, LLC, P.O. Box 35, Stratford, WI 54484-0035

A local assisted living provider is now accepting applications for a

Director position to manage their ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY in
ABBOTSFORD, WI. Licensed Nurses, Licensed Social Workers and/
or Nursing Home Administrator licensees preferred. We will consider
professionals with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in health care
administration or health care management. Director is responsible
for day-to-day operations of the facility, overseeing daily care needs
of residents and managing employees. Candidate should also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have the
ability to positively market the facility. Background check required
per DHS83. EOE

or apply online at



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216 S. 3rd Street,


W9401 Cottage Road,


N3186 Lemke Drive,


505 Lake Shore Drive,

Rib Lake

W8977 State Highway 64,


This spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath

home features a recently renovated
lower & upper level bath, an
updated roof, maintenance free
exterior & detached garage.

2 Bedroom home makes the

perfect getaway. This 1999
Wisconsin home features vaulted
ceilings, excellent views, walkout basement & an abundance
of potential. Enjoy your private
Northwoods paradise!

Beautiful brick home has many

updates. There is a new kitchen
with birch cabinetry, new
windows, wiring, light xtures and
renished hardwood oors just to
name a few.

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath

ranch style lake home with full
basement, attached 2+ car garage,
3 season sunroom, outbuilding,
landscaping & 186 of frontage on
Rib Lake.

Sprawling ranch home built in

1981 features 3 bedrooms & 2
baths including a master suite.
Main oor family room is an
added bonus. All of this on 8.32
well manicured acres with mature
trees, landscaping & a pond.

#1404427....................$94,900 #1503663..................$157,000 #1503716....................$69,900 #1503741..................$300,000 #1503767..................$155,000

Sue Anderson

Kelly Rau

Susan J. Thums

Terra Brost

Jamie Kleutsch

Now hiring for permanent

part time help for a local
convenience gas station.

Price County is accepting applications for an opening for the position of Child Support Specialist Child Support Department. This
is a position which assists in the administrative, investigative and
enforcement activities of the child support agency in Price County.
Has frequent contact with the court system, clients, law enforcement personnel, employers, other departments, other County
and State agencies and the community with the goal of ensuring
cooperative efforts in all areas to maximize the administration of
the program and establishment and enforcement of child support
orders in Price County. It is a full time (37.5 hr/wk) with an hourly
wage of $17.33/hr (less 5% for the rst 6 months).

Krist Food Mart

341 S. 8th, Medford, WI
Please see Dawn, Store Manager
Must be willing to work evenings &
weekends. No experience necessary.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested Candidates can learn required qualications and application instructions by contacting:
126 Cherry St., Rm. 1 Phillips, WI 54555
spelling of name and address.

Completed applications must be received by the

Price County Personnel Department
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Resident Care Assistants

Full-time NOC shift,

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

Deputy County Clerk / Executive Assistant
Price County is currently recruiting for a Deputy County
Clerk / Executive Assistant performing duties in both the
County Clerks Ofce and Ofce of Administration. This is
a paraprofessional position and will perform a variety of
clerical and administrative duties. It is a full time (37.5 hr/
wk) with an hourly wage of $16.66/hr (less 5% for the rst
6 months) and full benet package.

Duties include: residents personal care, medication

administration, laundry, housekeeping and food
preparation. Applicants should have good speaking,
reading and writing skills. Experience working
in health care is preferred. CNA or Medication
Our House Senior Living offers an excellent training
program, and train our Resident Care Assistants
according to state regulations and company policies.
including generous PTO! Starting
wage will depend on
experience. Stop by today or
call for more information.




Come join the best of the best!

Are you the type of person that enjoys caring for and
giving support to the elderly? Are you a dependable
team player? Are you looking for a meaningful career?
If so, we are interested in talking with you!

Our House Senior Living

1014 W. Broadway Ave.
Medford, WI 54451
Attn: Petti Mannel
Residence Director
Jessica Nowak
Home Manager

Jon Roepke


Jodi Drost

Interested Candidates can learn required qualications and application instructions by contacting:
with spelling of name and address.


Dan Olson







Thursday, June 18, 2015

Completed applications must be received by the

Price County Personnel Department
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.


Thursday, June 18, 2015


WANTING TO Do custom sawing, prefer large quantities,

6-10 ft., starting at 10 per ft.
Beiler Sawmill, 2071 W. Townline Road, Athens, WI 54411.

Criminal matter? Call Kelz
w w w. k e l z l a w o ff i c e . c o m .


homes available for rent at $625/
month or for sale at $22,900 in
Medford. Contact Pleasant Valley Properties at 715-879-5179.
Ask us about our rent special.

4 BEDROOM, 2 bath house

for sale. 216 S. 4th Avenue,
Abbotsford. 2 car attached garage, extra storage shed. Call
715-316-8529 or 715-470-2539.
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.

FOR SALE - Five field
Miller Pro, 3 Meyers TSS,
1 H&S 501. 715-229-4356.

COUNTRY HOME located 1/2

mile south of Thorp on 1.5 acres,
3+ bed, 2.5 bath, 3+ garage,
motivated seller! 715-797-1257.

FOR SALE: 4 chopper boxes with running gear, gravity

box with running gear, 2 bunk
feeders. Call 715-748-5772.

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.

FOR SALE: N.H. 166 hay inverter with table extension, excellent condition, shedded. Greenwood. $2,950. 715-267-6426.

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

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


JD327 & JD336 balers w/kickers; 2 kicker wagons - new floors;
H&S Flatbed wagon - 12T gear;
White 5-bar side rake; New Holland 718 chopper - hay & corn
head; New Holland 488 Haybine; Gehl 12T Tandem wagon w/round bale rack; 3-point round
bale mover. 715-415-2559.



THREE BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2-1/2

acres, close to town. Many updates $135,000. 715-965-6544.

2003 DODGE SXT Caravan, runs
great, also in good shape. Asking $3,000. Call 715-965-7278.

One bedroom apartments for
those 62+. Rod Becker Villa, 645
Maple Court, Rib Lake. Owner
paid heat, water, sewer and
trash removal, community room,
laundry facilities, additional storage, indoor mail delivery and
off-street parking. Tenant pays
30% of adjusted income. Pet
friendly property For an application, contact Impact Seven Inc.,
855-316-8967 or 715-357-0011.
month + electric. Heat included in rent! Perfect for seniors.
Maintenance man lives on site!
Call Kurt at 715-497-6161.

Affordable Housing

One and two bedroom apartments at


A Great Place to Call Home

Contact Bonnie at CCB Housing Management

715-748-6962 or 715-965-5371
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
An Agency of Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc.
Diocese of Superior, WI

FOR RENT: Large 2 bedroom

loft style apartment. Heat,
FOR RENT: Office space - Medford, Approx. 1,000 sq. ft. reception area, 2 offices, meeting
room. Newly remodeled, prime
Main St. location. Call evenings
for appointment. 715-748-3380.

Medford Ofce Hwy. 13 South


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.

Luke Dixon, Jon Knoll,
Jesse Lukewich, George Zondlo

FOR RENT: Storage units, 12x20,

of the Popple River between
Owen and Greenwood, $395
a month. No pets. No hunting or fishing. 715-267-6800.


N4944 Hillcrest Rd.,
Country home on +/-23.56 acres with 3
bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Open
40x30 Heated garage.


2004 JAYCO Eagle 10SG

pop-up camper with front luggage compartment, awning,
tank, cook stove, 12V inverter,
new tires, many nice options.
Smoke-free. Well maintained.
Ready to use. $4,000. 715257-1815. No Sunday calls.

W5567 Apple Ave.,
Affordable and move in ready 1
bed, 1 full bath home on a large

2008 PUMA 20 QB camper.



FOR SALE: Travel trailer,

2006 Springdale, 25 ft. rear
kitchen, slide & many extras,

N2912 Oriole Dr.,
Beautiful 4 bed, 3 bath home on +/- 11.15
acres. Custom Great Northern Cabinetry,
garage, large deck and more.


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scott Wright to hold camp July 8-9

Scott Wright, a 1991 graduate of Medford Area Senior High and a Medford
Athletic Hall of Famer, is returning this
summer and expanding The Bull Pen
Baseball Camp to two days on Wednesday and Thursday, July 8 and 9.
The camp will be held for the second
consecutive summer at Mike Roiger Stadium in Whittlesey. Sessions for players
8 to 12 years of age will run from 8:30 to

Scott Wright

11:30 a.m. on both days. Ages 13 through

high school will meet from noon to 3 p.m.
on both days.
Wright played four years of college
baseball after graduating from Medford,
playing for Triton Junior College and
Missouri Southern State University. He
spent six years in professional baseball,
including four in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system.
Wright was a member of the USA 2000
Continental Cup team that played in Sydney, Australia and spent four years as a
Major League scout for the Reds.
Wright is the owner and pitching instructor at The Bull Pen, an indoor baseball training facility in Monett, Mo. and
has managed powerful youth teams from
that city that rank among the states and
nations best.
The cost of the camp is $40. For more
information, call Medford head baseball coach Justin Hraby at 715-965-7376
or email him at hrabyju@medford.k12. Pre-registration before Monday,
July 6 is preferred though walk-ups will
be accepted.

rd PlacPeages



Bad break

Buy this photo online at

Photo by Matt Frey

Whittlesey runner Brad Acker runs around Greenwood catcher Zach Butera, who
mightve had a play on Acker had the throw from centerfielder Calvin Probst not
hit his catching helmet and bounced past him during the second inning of Sundays
Dairyland League contest. Acker scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Meyer to make it
2-0. The Reds cruised to an 18-2 win to remain unbeaten in league play.


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Dairyland results from Sunday

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to make it 6-0. A five-run seventh put it
away. Rappe walked, Mann singled and
Josh Rau was hit by a pitch to load the
bases with one out. Ziembos sacrifice fly
scored Rappe. Karaba singled in Mann.
Ryan Beard reached on an error to score
Rau. Muellers single scored Karaba and
a throwing error on a ball hit by Danny
Beard scored Ryan Beard.
Rib Lake had just seven hits. Karaba
was two for two and Mueller was two for
three to lead the Osprey. Karaba scored
three runs.
Mueller struck out eight Westboro hitters. Lloyd Bernatz drew the only walk
Mueller allowed in the fourth.
Goebel struck out three, walked six
and hit two batters while allowing just
one hit in three-plus innings. Four runs
were charged to him. Hartwig went the
rest of the way, allowing six hits, seven
runs, three walks and two hit batters in
four innings. A handful of the late runs
were unearned.

Reds roll at home

It wasnt nearly as lopsided as last
years 36-2 drubbing, but the Whittlesey Reds still had no trouble with visiting Greenwood on Sunday, beating the
Gamecocks 18-2 at Mike Roiger Stadium.
The Reds built a 13-0 lead through
three innings to stay unbeaten in league
play. Greenwood fell to 0-5.
Nick Meyer got the start and the win
for the Reds. An eight-run second inning
did most of the offensive damage. Brad
Ackers two-run double highlighted a

four-run third.
Whittlesey travels to Spirit this Sunday for a 1:30 p.m. start. The Twins fell to
0-6 with a 20-0, seven-inning loss at Everest on Saturday. Greenwood hosts Everest this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Spirit.

Dairyland Baseball
Rib Lake
Rock Falls
June 10: Marshfield 4, Wausau 0.
June 13: Everest 20, Spirit 0.
June 14: Rib Lake 11, Westboro 0; Whittlesey 18,
Greenwood 2; Wausau 9, Merrill 5; Tomahawk 1,
Rock Falls 0.
June 15: Marshfield 9, Abbotsford 6.
June 17, 7:30 p.m.: Marshfield at Everest.
June 19, 7:30 p.m.: Marshfield at Rib Lake, Everest
at Abbotsford.
June 20, 1:30 p.m.: Everest at Greenwood, Interwald at Wausau.
June 21, 1:30 p.m.: Whittlesey at Spirit, Rock Falls
at Abbotsford, Merrill at Tomahawk.