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Cadott, Cornell & Lake Holcombe - Wisconsin

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Volume 3 No. 19

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Three-county chase
ends near Jim Falls
By Monique Westaby
A man is in custody after law enforcement agencies from
three counties (Chippewa, Price and Taylor) chased him to
the point of getting lost.
In a release from the Medford Police Department, Ken
Coyer, chief of police, said 29-year-old Benjamin R. Ashbacher, of Kennan, was taken into custody May 3 on a probation violation.
After questioning Ashbacher in regard to a stolen vehicle
taken from the City of Medford, he admitted to taking a vehicle matching the one stolen the day before.
Chippewa County Sheriff James Kowalczyk said his
agency got involved May 2, when Ashbacher was clocked
going in excess of 90 mph on State Highway 27 south of
There was a stolen vehicle reported out of Medford on
Saturday, said Kowalczyk. One of our officers, while traveling on Highway 27, near 185th Avenue, had a vehicle that
was clocked on radar doing 90 mph plus.
At that point, Kowalczyk says the officer gave pursuit,
and a chase started, which continued west of Highway 27,
north of Jim Falls. The chase was ended, and the vehicle
was soon after recovered at 19204 190th Street.
Chippewa County then contacted the Medford Police Department to tell them the vehicle was in custody, but that the
driver had fled from the vehicle once it was abandoned.
Coyer says in his release that Ashbacher told law enforcement he knew he had been in a chase with Price and Taylor
(See County Chase Page 20)

Cornell and Lake Holcombe School Districts held their 20th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet
April 29, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cornell. The banquet recognizes students in the area for
their academic achievement as well as educators, who are chosen by each honored student. The students
and educators honored for 2015, left to right, in front, are Ron Johnson, Stacey Boehm, Matt Amundson,
Tim Ruhde, Barb VanDoorn and Amanda Wysocki. In back, are Erica Deitelhoff, Brianna Johnson, Dustin
Boehm, Gretchen Schroeder, Katelyn Ruhde, Danielle Gygi, Breanna Ducommun and Pam Starkey.
(Photo by Kayla Peche)

Own your destiny in education and life

By Kayla Peche
Just as 20 years before, the Cornell and Lake Holcombe
School Districts came together to honor six graduating students, chosen for their accomplishments in education, as well
as their favored educators who guided them toward excellence.
At Our Saviors Luthern Church in Cornell, the districts
held the 20th Annual Excellence in Education Recognition
Banquet April 29, with a meal, speaker and recognition of
honorees. Each student received a $100 scholarship, a certifi-

cate from Gov. Scott Walker, and a small gift from the
Danielle Hecker, a 1999 graduate of Lake Holcombe, was
the chosen keynote speaker after the meal. Hecker was the
first in her family to graduate with a bachelors degree. In her
final year at UW-Stout, Hecker began interning with Target,
and from there, was hired and moved to her role at Target
headquarters in Minneapolis.
As Hecker told her story from high school, to college, to
(See Excellence in Education Banquet Page 20)

Lake Holcombe School Board

District receives more donations, school updates

Loran (right)and Sara (left) Roth celebrate reaching

the Hornet Hustle Fun Run finish line, located at the
end of the tunnel by the Hornets football field. The
run raised about $1,400 for a Cadott eighth-grade
field trip. More photos on Page 10.
(Photo by Kayla Peche)

By Monique Westaby
At a regular school board meeting April 27, Lake Holcombe superintendent Jeff Mastin thanked Marjorie
Diedricht and the Lake Holcombe Lions Club for their donations to the district.
Diedricht donated $2,000 to be used for post-graduation
scholarships in the name of her husband, Glen, who passed
away in 1991. Glen was on the Lake Holcombe Town Board
at the time of his death.
The Lions were also thanked for their donations, which included $750 and $500 to high schoolers Anthony Pratt and
Jay Tainter, who participated in the Lions Ice Fishing Contest
earlier this year.
Pratt requested his $750 go toward the technology education department for the purchase of more equipment, while
Tainter asked for his $500 to be split between the English
Department for more classroom reading material, and the
Physical Education Department for more training room exercise equipment.

In the maintenance report, Tom Hayden, head of maintenance, gave an update on the schools appearance and parking lot changes.
Hayden said the underground (running wires from the
school to the parking lot) was scheduled for the end of
April/beginning of May, and additional wires were planned
for the possibility of a future electronic sign near the entrance
(See Lake Holcombe School Board Page 3)

Scholarship drive at $1,470

The Cornell Lions are conducting the Community Fund
Drive to provide a scholarship to a Cornell High School senior. The $2,000 scholarship is to be awarded at the Honor
Banquet Wednesday, May 20.
Contributions can be made to the Lions Scholarship Fund
at Northwestern Bank. Sixth week donations were made by
Bill and Sharon Walters, Baldy and Virginia Hakes, and Pat
and Julie Kosher, totaling $145.
Total fund drive amount: $1,470



Thursday, May 7, 2015


Over 700 children are abducted a day. Are your kids safe?
By Monique Westaby
Managing Editor
With a little bundle of
joy on the way, its easier
than ever to think of
everything that can go
wrong with pregnancy.
The thought of losing this
tiny human inside me is something that
crosses my mind every day.
But what about once hes born? Until the
other night, that wasnt something that had
been at the forefront of my worrisome
thoughts. And then my husband and I went
to a prenatal class, and I saw a video on
At the class, I was reminded of a story my
mom has told me several times.
While the details arent crystal clear, one
thing stuck with me after I was born, my
mother was given the wrong child. All jokes
aside, and probably to my brothers protest,
the situation was quickly sorted out and I was
returned to my rightful parent, or so we hope.
(If you see me and you see my mom youll
know we are definitely cut from the same
mold and, as difficult as it may be to admit,
Im definitely my mothers daughter in more
ways than just looks. I love you Mom.)
As we toured the birthing facility, the nurse
explained that each newborn is given a wristband that matches their mothers. An ankle
tag is also placed on the child, and a puck
is attached to the umbilical cord clamp, setting off an alarm if the child is removed from
the birthing center.
The nurse reassured us that the wrist band
will be placed on our son before he ever
leaves the delivery room, but the thought of
a mix up still lingers in the back of my mind.
Would I know if they gave me the wrong
baby back? What if they look similar, but I
cant tell the difference?
In situations like this, its hard to know
what the outcome would be. Im sure it happens more than parents know, and gets
cleared up in a short amount of time, but its
still those few and far between moments that
pull at a mothers fears.
So what about once your kid is home safe
from the hospital in your arms? Its years
after his birth and you obviously know your
kid is your kid when you see him with his
friends. But you cant be with him 24/7, so

how do you know hes coming back home

with you?
Its common sense to teach your kid about
Dont talk to a stranger, no matter how
convincing they sound. Dont take candy
from a stranger. If a stranger asks you to go
somewhere with them, scream and run away.
As a child, Mom always told me to scream
if any strangers even looked at me. I laughed
at the thought then, and thankfully never had
to decide between the safety of a scream, or
the embarrassment of making a scene, but
looking back now, its something Im thankful my mom taught me. And something I will
definitely teach my son.
But what about the what ifs and loopholes strangers continually showcase?
Child abductors may be stupid enough to
steal your kid, but along with the times, their
techniques have also evolved.
But parents are more aware of abductors,
and more skeptical of their next door neighbors, so taking a kid isnt as easy as taking
candy from a baby anymore. Or is it?
In a YouTube video, Joey Salads, most
commonly known for pulling pranks, takes
on a new role and shows parents how quickly
he can lure kids away from a playground.
How many times a day do you tell your

kids not to talk to strangers? Salads asks a

random parent during his social experiment.
I tell my kid every day, the mother responds.
The parents go on to assure him their child
wont go with him, but a friendly hello and a
cute, white puppy later, the child is holding
hands with the stranger, Joey, and on their
way to see more puppies.
According to Parents magazine, a child
goes missing or is kidnapped every 40 seconds in the United States. While not all of
those are by strangers (49 percent by a relative and 27 percent by an acquaintance), 24
percent of those are by someone the child or
parents do not know.
In 2014, there were 466,949 entries for
missing children under the age of 18 into the
FBIs National Crime Information Center, as
reported by the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children. By December,
nearly 40 percent of those (33,677) were still
unsolved juvenile cases under the age of 18.
But lets face it, kids are gullible, and often
dont realize that one situation is similar to
another. Teaching a kid not to talk to
strangers is a must, but teaching them every
possible scenario would be impossible. So
going over a few variables and setting a no
matter what rule might just save their life. suggests setting boundaries

for places your kids can go and supervising
them in public places. The site also says to
never leave kids alone and avoid clothes with
the childs name on it. Tell your son or
daughter to never go anywhere with a
stranger, even if it sounds like fun and remind
them that adults they dont know should
never ask them to help or to do things for
At the end of his video, Salads concludes
with: Over 700 children are abducted a day,
thats over a quarter million a year. Are your
kids safe?
We can teach our children all the tactics,
show them all the videos and remind them
every day to stay away from strangers, but
the truth is, every day, everywhere, predators
are out there. Kids shouldnt be kept under
lock and key, but never underestimate the
power a short conversation and constant reminders can have on your child or their
The proof is in the search engine, and a
simple click of a button for kid saves sibling
from abduction shows multiple videos and
news stories where kids were taught what to
do, and what not to do, potentially saving another.
So, is your kid safe?

My crazy color-coded calendar makes me tired

By Heather Dekan
The days are getting
longer, the temperatures
are finally getting warmer,
and summer is about here;
and that also means my
schedule is getting more
I wait all year for summer to roll back
around, to drag out my flip flops, shorts and
tank tops. Its time for bonfires, sitting outside on the deck, camping, fishing, swimming and most importantly, demolition
But, it also means my life is about to get
crazy busy, as if its not already. As Isit here
and write this column, Ilook at the calendar
sitting on my desk, filled with colors (I colorcode my work and personal events, as well
as my kids), and there are only four days out
of this month Ihave nothing written down.

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Lets take two weeks ago for example:

It was Thursday afternoon when Igot a
call from the school saying my son fell at recess and hurt his wrist. They felt more comfortable if Ipicked him up and monitored it,
so Idid.
His wrist wasnt swollen, no marks or anything visible that I could see, so I thought it
would be OK. We made it through the day,
taking it easy and waiting to see if it would
feel any better.
By the next morning, he said it still hurt,
so I called the doctor to get it checked out,
just to be safe. Inever guessed wed be leaving with a little boy who had a broken bone
a minor greenstick break. We left with a
splinter and a repeat x-ray in three weeks.
Monday rolled around, again, and after I
finished work, I went home to make supper
before the girls had softball practice at 5 p.m.
I try to watch them at practice if I can, but
lets face it, Ialso have a house that needs to
be cleaned, laundry that needs to be done and
a six year old boy who does not want to sit
there and watch his sisters practice.
Tuesday: Work, home, supper and get my
oldest to volleyball practice at 5:30 p.m.,
come home and try to get some cleaning
done before picking her up at 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Work, pick up the kids early
from school for a dentist appointment (thankfully no cavities) at 3:20 p.m., rush to go grab
supper somewhere and try to get the girls
back to Cadott by 5 p.m. for softball practice.
Thursday: Same as Tuesday.
Friday: Work and (finally) no practice after
school. But instead of coming home to relax,
I started working on the laundry thats been
piling up all week, plus the dishes in the sink.
Saturday: Of course I am used to getting
up early for work, so I cant sleep past 6:45
a.m. I get up, and get myself and the kids
ready. We head to a few thrift sales behind
the old Kmart before grabbing lunch and
heading to my oldests volleyball tournament
in Boyceville. By the time we get home, its

6:30 p.m., so Isit outside to enjoy the sun before heading in to watch a movie on TV Ive
been wanting to see.
Sunday: Up early again, this time 6 a.m.,
but try to fall back asleep for at least a little
bit. Get up and get ready, take my youngest
to his friends house for a play date, go to
Chippewa to get a few groceries, then head
home just in time to make it to my daughters
Girl Scout bridging ceremony. I get home
and sit outside to enjoy the 80 degree weather
before dropping the kids off so I can finish
my last night of couples bowling.
Well, look at that, its Monday morning already and Ihave barely any energy to even
make it through this day, let alone the entire
Starting this week, my daughters have softball games two nights a week, added to their
practices. My boyfriend just started his baseball season, so his games are every weekend,
if Ihave the time to even go watch. Plus, the
last volleyball tournament of the season is
Saturday, which is also my oldests 10th
My son also starts his baseball season
sometime within the next month, so that gets
added to my schedule.
So with my Monday-Friday job, my kids
sporting games/practices, school events, my
after office hours work events, doctors appointments, dentist appointments and any fun
time Ican fit in, I can feel my energy siphoning out of me like the gas in my vehicle as
Im running around like a mad woman.
But, this wont last forever. My kids will
be grown and on their own before Iknow it,
so I cherish every busy, rushing last minute.
There isnt anything in the world Iwould
rather do than see the smiles on their faces as
they hit that ball over the net, or smack that
ball in the outfield as they run for bases.
I am more than OK with this crazy, beautiful life of a busy mom, even though Ifeel
like a walking zombie most days.
At least I can wear my flip flops.


Thursday, May 7, 2015


Lake Holcombe School Board - Continued from Front

to the schools road.
I figured this would be the time to do it because blacktop
would be over top of that, said Hayden. Were talking to
the PRIDECommittee about maybe doing something like
Sandblasting of the purple retaining wall is also set to be
complete by the end of this week, and Hayden says if anyone
has any ideas for it, to let him know.
We got tired of the paint, he said. My thoughts were to
put a clear coat on that and leave it the way it is, but there
are some other thoughts of colored sealers. I want that done
before graduation (May 16).
Once road bans are cleared, Hayden says Baughman
Trucking and Excavating would like to get the parking lot
prepped, with blacktop happening hopefully before July 1.
It looks like that can happen, said Hayden. Once thats
done, were going to paint all the handicap areas around the
building, and all the parking areas, so that looks a little better
Lighting for the parking lot is also changing, switching to
LED, which Hayden says will be brighter with less posts.
Mark Porter, principal, said cameras in the parking lot may
also be a possibility, but fiber-optic lines are required for the
installation and costs are still unknown. With the underground already in place, Hayden says that could be added
On other agenda, the board approved a resignation from
varsity volleyball head coach Becky Hartzell. Although
Hartzell did not provide a reason for her resignation in her
letter, she wrote she will always be grateful to the school
and teams for teaching (her) so much about the sport and
I regret leaving this position, she writes, but look forward to what the future will bring for these young ladies.
The board also approved new hire Kelly Harm, Jim Falls,
as the 2015-16 special education teacher, and Melissa Woj-

cik, music teacher, as the assistant play/musical adviser. Marcus Leland was approved as an assistant track coach, and another track co-op contract (2015-17) was approved with the
Cornell School District.
Mays monthly meeting will be held Monday, May 18,
with a time change to 6 p.m., to accommodate the eighthgrade graduation ceremony.

Cadott village prepares

to flush out hydrants
Residents of the Village of Cadott are being notified that
for the next 60 days, the Cadott Village water crew will open
hydrants and flush water lines for the spring season.
Be aware that during this time, you may experience brown
water in your household lines.
If you do, flush your interior home lines by turning on
water faucets, until clear water is running.
If there are any problems contact the Cadott Village Office
at (715) 289-4282.

Safety belt stops part of

Click It or Ticket month

From the WisDOT

With 44 deaths last month on Wisconsin roads, traffic fatalities in April were 19 more than in April 2014, which was
an increase of 43 percent, according to preliminary statistics
from the WisDOT.
Traffic fatalities last month were also six more than the
five-year average for April.
As of April 30, 146 people have died in Wisconsin traffic
crashes this year, including nine motorcyclists, 11 pedestrians
and two bicyclists.
We are looking at crash data for insights that might help
reverse this recent spike in traffic fatalities, says David
Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation
Safety. Although there are many factors affecting the frequency and severity of crashes, a key to reducing traffic faIn the April 30, Volume 3, issue of the Courier Sentinel, talities is consistent safety belt use by all drivers and
the caller for the monthly Cornell EMT BINGO should have passengers.
been identified as Norm Peters, not Norm Peterson.
To prevent deaths and serious injuries, hundreds of law enPeters says he is a German, not a Swede. We apologize forcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will be out in
for the oversight.
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The City of Cornell, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, will coordinate a Prescription
Drug Take Back initiative Saturday, May 16, at the Cornell Police Department.
This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue
of prescription opiate abuse. The goal of the Take Back
Day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible
means of disposal, while educating the community
about the potential for abuse of these medications.
Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed
or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities
are not designed to remove them, and trace amounts of
pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes
around the world.
With the opiate epidemic devastating families and
communities across our state, we must work together
to remove unused prescription opioids from circulation;
they need to be collected and destroyed, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said. This program will
also reduce the environmental hazards associated with
the improper disposal of unused prescription drugs.
All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a
household no businesses are allowed.
Bring prescription (controlled and non-controlled)
and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches,
non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do not bring illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers,
aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products
(shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas) or mercury
Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a clear sealable
plastic bag. Plastic pill containers/bottle will not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.
Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their
original packaging and evenly distributed within the
boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
Illicit substances, such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be
placed in collection containers.

Chippewa County
Waste Tire Recycling


Thursday, May 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cornell site ONLY

Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. to Noon

Cornell site ONLY

Thursday, May 21, 1 to 5 p.m.

Lafayette site ONLY

The sites are located at:

1. Lafayette Recycling Center
5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls
2. Chippewa County Highway Shop
20250 County Hwy. K, Cornell
Fee Schedule:
Passenger thru 15
Passenger 16 - 17
Truck 18 - 19
Large Loads



Call Chippewa County Recycling Program

at (715) 726-7999 for more information.



Thursday, May 7, 2015


Couriers of the Past

10 Years Ago
More than 30 youth attend
a bike safety clinic sponsored
by the Cornell Community
Ed. Volunteer members of
local organizations check bicycles in the Super Valu
parking lot to make sure
theyre safe to ride. At the
conclusion of the event, a
new bike, donated by Irene
Haller, is given as a door
prize, as well as used bikes
from the city.
Russ Rabe, 2000 Lake
Holcombe graduate, signs a
free agent contract with the
New Orleans Saints. Rabe,
who attended the University
of Minnesota-Duluth, becomes the first Lake Holcombe Chieftain to play in
the NFL.
20 Years Ago
Former Cornell graduate
Katherine Svoma-Brown receives the Excellence in Support Services Award from the
California Council for Adult
The Cornell PTA collects
enough soup can labels
through the Campbells Soup
Label Program, to purchase a
VCR, jump ropes and playground balls. Coming in with
the most labels is Sandy
Cranks fifth-grade class,

who earn a free ice cream trip

to Jon Henrys Restaurant.
30 Years Ago
Dick Shimel, Holcombe, is
honored for 25 years of service in vocational education
for the District One Technical
Institute staff. Shimel is
presented the award at the
Wisconsin Vocational Association Convention in Milwaukee
Brad Kildow becomes the
new forest ranger and park
superintendent in Cornell.
The 1980 UW-Stevens Point
graduate moves to the area
with his wife and son.
40 Years Ago
Capt. Jay D. Hayden Jr.,
Cornell, graduates from the
T-38 Talon instructional pilot
course at Randolph Air Force
Base in Texas. Hayden will
now report to his assigned
position on the 25th Fighter
Training Squadron at Vance
Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
The Elmer Moffit home in
Holcombe is paid a visit from
a flock of thousands of
evening grosbeak when they
settle for a rest. The birds
only stay on the ground for
30 minutes, and are believed
to be passing through.
50 Years Ago

The Cornell boys baseball

team wins 9-2 over the
Cadott Hornets with five hits
and one home run.
60 Years Ago
The new Cornell Ranger
Station is open after its built
by the Conservation Department for about $30,000. Forest ranger Silas J. Mayhue,
Holcombe, will run the station with 25 years of service
under his belt.
Monk Solie places an ad
looking for a bat boy to assist
the Cornell Hawks Baseball
team. Youth must be at least
12 years old and have
parental consent to travel
during road games.
100 Years Ago
A Burlington freight train
is delayed by insects swarming on the tracks, making the
wheels turn uselessly. Officials say the silver dollar size
beetles are early this year,
and the only thing that can be
done is to outlast the swarming.
J.A. Brooks, local food administrator, advises the public of a seasonal meat
shortage. Shipments of livestock to markets are expected
to steadily decline in the
coming months, and Brooks
stresses the importance of
conservation measures.

Neighboring News
Area Times
The Augusta Area Home
officially begins building a
new facility to accommodate
a growing need among aging
residents of the area.
Augustas Beaver Bolt
celebrates its second year to
raise funds for school programs.
The Augusta girls softball
team gains a 17-2 victory
against Whitehall, followed
by two losses later in the
Mitchell Goettl is presented the Good Citizen
Award from the Eau Claire
Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Axel Olson is named
Bloomer High School 2015
valedictorian and Cora
Bruxvoort is named salutatorian.
The Bloomer Blackhawks
Black Team tops 15 others to
capture first place at the
Bloomer Golf Invitational at
the Veterans Memorial Golf
The Bloomer Lady Hawks
Track and Field team wins

six events and takes second

at the Heart O North Quadrangular.
Jarrod Rudi and Courtney
Dressel are crowned Colfax
Prom King and Queen.
Colfax eighth grader Taylor Meyer wins first place
in a writing competition
sponsored by the Colfax
Womens Club.
With four individuals and
one relay team taking first,
the Colfax girls track team
wins their hosted meet
against five other teams.
Margaret Wolfe picks up
38 bags of garbage along a 5
mile stretch in the Town of
Colfax for Earth Day.
Robert Bucholz receives
the Legacy Award, presented
by the Greater Ladysmith
Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Ladysmith Common
Council votes 7-0 to accept
a $335,396 bid for a planned
new plow museum at the
Rusk County Fairgrounds.
The museum will house five
restored tractors and 39 re-

stored plows donated to the

City of Ladysmith by Ed
The ninth annual Rusk
County Honor the Fallen
motorcycle ride and fundraiser will be held Saturday,
May 9. The 100 mile scenic
ride, including 50/50 raffles,
begins at Deertail Lodge in
Hansens IGA announces
it will purchase the Stanley
IGA, and Gordys County
Market will build a new
store at the northeast intersection of County Highway NN and State Highway
Stanley FFA starts a fundraising event on kickstarter.
com to raise money for a
greenhouse in the high
schools courtyard.
Martinos Restaurant donates $234 to the March of
Dimes by donating $1 for
each Rons Original Pizza
sold during March.
The Stanley Slammers
Baseball team starts their
year off with a 7-4 win over
Jim Falls.

Sentinel Look Back

10 Years Ago
Tanner OBrian, Cadott
sixth-grader, reaches the
50 mile mark in Walk
Across America.
Saige Sikora is the winner of a bike given away at
the 50s-60s Sock Hop at
the Bohemian Hall.
Cadott High Schools
parents and childrens class
holds a daycare at the
school for the students to
better understand the responsibilities that come
with children.
20 Years Ago
Ed Moucha and Buffy
Bowe are crowned 1995
Cadott Prom King and
The Cadott Village Board
discusses renaming a city
street in honor of village
founder Robert Marriner.
Cadott will celebrate its
100th birthday May 7, kicking off a celebration with an
open house at the Cadott
Area Historical Museum.
Cadott dominates the girls
event at their hosted track
meet against the Father Mac
Relays, coming in first in
eight events and second in

six more.
30 Years Ago
Renee Sedlacek, Kathy
Schultz, Jeri Ruff and Pam
Wheeler will compete at the
32nd annual FBLA State
Leadership Conference in
Green Bay.
Eric Schultz is selected as
one of 384 students statewide to participate in Science World 85.
Guy Peters opens Redwood Taxidermy on Main
Street in Cadott, where he
does anything from bear skin
rugs to mounting a stringer
full of sunfish.
40 Years Ago
Cadotts Main Street
bridge is scheduled to be
torn down in the spring or
summer of 1976, and replaced with a new one. The
village expects $193,000 in
federal aid to help defray
construction costs.
An early morning fire
damages the entire downstairs of a house owned by
Francis Gannon.
The Cadott Red Sox Baseball team opens their season
by winning 16-13 over the
La Fayette Indians.

50 Years Ago
Earl Liddell is named
president and Edward Kohls
is named vice-president at
Citizens State Bank.
Cadott Public School will
offer a special education
course for the first time in
the 1965-66 school year,
with Harrie Lange teaching
the class.
Cadott Boy Scouts camp
at Riverview Park for the
weekend and do a clean-up
James Wren-Jarvis, state
board of health official,
states the Cadott Sewage
Treatment Plant is among
the sources of pollution on
the Yellow River.
60 Years Ago
Lyle Freagon will serve in
the capacity of policeman,
pending the appointment of
a successor to Joe Forman,
who resigned his police post.
Temperatures reach 87 degrees in Cadott.
The Cadott village officials announce Emma Jane
Luebstorf as life guard and
swimming instructor.
Gerald Naiberg wins state
honors for his tuba solo.

Tales of our Beginnings

Cadott Cornell Lake Holcombe areas
Blacksmithing required a lot of hard work. Whether it was horse shoeing, forge welding or repairing farm machinery, the smithy never knew what his next task would be,
and the shops were hot, smoky places to work.
Fritz Miller, an uncle of George Miller (former druggist in Cadott), had a shop at the
intersection of Main and Seminary Streets.
His living quarters were in the back of his shop.
Courtesy of the Cadott Area HistoricalSociety

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KiddoPalooza planned

New 2015-16 officers for the Lake Holcombe Lions Club, left to right, in front, are Dianne Bayerl, secretary;
Jim Trottier, president; Susan Lopez-Sublett, lion tamer; and Emma Trottier, treasurer. In back, are Rick
Mitchell, two-year membership director; Bob
Gamache, two-year director; Tom Burns, oneyear
Plumer, third vice president; Dick Shimel, first
vice president; Brian
Olichwier, two-year director; and Aron Cote,
tail twister. Missing, are
Don McMenamin, Jim
Justus and Charlie Ably.
(Submitted Photo)

By Monique Westaby
It all started because she wanted something fun for the
neighborhood kids to do.
I am not from around this area, said Jennifer Krueger.
And there is a lack of fun activity for children in this area.
That discovery led Krueger to plan the first KiddoPalooza
in Cornell, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at the
Cornell High School.
Krueger says anyone is welcome to attend, but the free
event is geared toward expecting mothers and children up to
12 years old.
Along with vendors like Usborne Books, Juice Plus, Young
Living Essential Oils and Thirty-One Gifts, the Cornell Police Department and Boy Scouts will also be at the event.
I am displaying safety, said Barb Close, Cornell police
officer, referencing bike, computer/texting, drug/alcohol,
strangers, bullying, ATV and water safety.
Close says she will also hold a drawing for bike helmets
donated by Mayo Health Clinic, and have hand outs.
I hope this event takes off, says Close. We need these
types of things in Cornell. I am hoping that people stop by
my display and asks questions on any of my safety topics.
Rhonda Schmidt, troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 3280,
will be there, and says her girls have an activity planned for
the kids in attendance, along with sharing some past experiences the girls have done. Girl Scout cookies will also be
on hand at her booth.
Along with the vendors and presenters, homemade childrens items, games, crafts, prize giveaways and health concessions will be available.
I plan to make this an annual event, says Krueger.

Charisse (second from left) and Eivind Oland (far right) were welcomed into
the Lake Holcombe Lions Club at an officer installation and new member induction April 22, at the Lions pavilion. Past District Gov. Pat Mrotek (far left),
of Cadott, inducted the new members. Mrotek blindfolded the two and had their
sponsor, Lion Bob Nelson (second from right), lead them around the room by
hanging on to one anothers shoulders. Mrotek said Helen Keller approached
the Lions in 1918, and asked them to be Knights of the Blind, which has been
the theme of Lions International ever since. Nelson then placed Lions pins on
each member, who were also given a folder of information as to the background, meaning and objectives of Lions International.
(Submitted Photo)

Chronic classes make living well possible

By Ginna Young
For some, living with chronic conditions everyday is an uphill struggle. Thats where the
Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop comes in.
The classes will take place Wednesdays, May 20 through June 24, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., at
the Cornell Area Care Center (CACC), and are conducted by healthcare professionals from
Mayo Clinic.
It talks about symptom management, stress reduction, and how to talk to your doctor
about what youre experiencing, and the right treatment for you, said Katie Matott, CACC
referral manager. Its a good umbrella class that covers many different diagnosed conditions.
Some of the chronic illnesses covered in the six-week workshop include diabetes, arthritis,
high blood pressure and heart disease. Topics will focus on learning to deal with pain and fatigue, and discovering better nutrition and exercise choices.
This is an all evidenced-based program, which means theyve done extensive studies on
it, and its proven to reduce the problem youre trying to
solve, said Matott.
Matott found out about the program through her leadership
role in Stepping On and Powerful Tools. The Living Well
program is the third installment offered in the Chippewa
County push for better health management.
Im always looking to bring more health-based classes to
the area, said Matott.
To register for the free Living Well Workshop, call 715726-7777 by Friday, May 15.

Matt Nedland, Rocky Winchel and Will Hattamer work on the last removal of the
old concession stand at Lake Holcombe School. The purple walls and brown
shingles came down, and have been replaced with sheetrock and an updated
look. The renovation is part of the commons and awards case renovations at
the school.
(Photo by Monique Westaby)



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Anson United Methodist Church
1/2 mile east of Lake Wissota State
Park on Cty. O Anson Township
Pastor Jason Kim
11:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

Faith Baptist Church

724 Main St. Cornell
Pastor Mark Williams
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

10 miles south of Cadott on Hwy. 27
Rev. James Norton
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service,
9 a.m. Sunday School (Sept. May)

First Presbyterian Church

4th and Ripley Cornell
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service;
Holy Communion first Sunday

Big Drywood Lutheran Church

27095 120th Ave. Cadott
Pastor Lucy Schottelkorb
10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
6 p.m. Wednesday With the Word
Study (Sept.-May)
Cadott United Methodist Church
Maple and Ginty Streets Cadott
Pastor George Olinske
10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service;
First Sunday Holy Communion;
Fourth Sunday Potluck following
English Lutheran Church of Bateman
20588 Cty. Hwy. X Chippewa Falls
Pastor Deborah Nissen
9 a.m. Sunday Worship;
4 p.m. Wednesday Help With Homework,
6 p.m. Study for All Ages

Holcombe United Methodist Church

27841 Cty. Hwy. M Holcombe
Pastor Jason Kim
8:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service,
8:45 a.m. Childrens Sunday School,
10 a.m. Adult Sunday School;
2-5 p.m. Food Pantry Open second
and fourth Tuesdays

Jim Falls United Methodist Church Jim Falls, WI

Holy Cross Catholic Church
107 South 8th St. Cornell
Father Peter Manickam Deacon
Dennis Rivers
8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass;
5 p.m. Tuesday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Wednesday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Thursday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Friday Mass;
5 p.m. Saturday Mass,
4:30-4:45 p.m. Confession
Holy Family Church
226 East 3rd Ave. Stanley
Father William Felix
6 p.m. Saturday Mass;

11 a.m. Sunday Mass;

8:30 a.m. Wednesday Mass

drens Church;
6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Group

Jim Falls United Methodist Church

139th Ave., Cty. S South Jim Falls
Pastor Jason Kim
10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service,
10:15 a.m. Childrens Sunday School

New Hope Presbyterian Church

W14520 Cty. Hyw. M
8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

New Hope Assembly of God

318 South 7th St. Cornell
Pastor Dan Gilboy
10 a.m. Sunday Worship,
Sunday Morning Nursery and Chil-

New Life Alliance Church

1 mile west of CC on Z Cornell
Pastor Jim Brandli
9-9:45 a.m. Sunday School (Sept.
10-11:30 a.m. Worship Service,
Childrens Church for ages 3-6;

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13989 195th St. Jim Falls
Father Peter Manickam
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St. Anthonys Catholic Church
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Father Peter Manickam
7 p.m. Saturday Mass
St. Francis Catholic Church
W10193 Lehman Rd. Holcombe
Father David Oberts Father Christopher Kemp
4 p.m. Saturday Mass;
8 a.m. Alternating Friday Mass
St. Johns Catholic Church
N657 Cty. Rd. VV Sheldon
Father Mandanu Sleeva Raju
10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Wednesday Mass
St. Johns Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Synod)
215 East Seminary St. Cadott
Pastor Raymond Bell

9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service,

10 a.m. Sunday School
St. Johns Lutheran Church
(Wisconsin Synod)
700 Thomas Street Cornell
Pastor Patrick Feldhus
9 a.m. Sunday Worship,
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
St. Johns Lutheran Church ELCA
Hwy. H at S Rural Gilman
11 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School;
Communion second and fourth Sundays
St. Josephs Church
719 East Patten St. Boyd
Father William Felix
9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Tuesday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Friday Mass
St. Rose of Lima Church
415 North Maple St. Cadott
Father William Felix
4 p.m. Saturday Mass;
8 a.m. Sunday Mass;
8:30 a.m. Tuesday Mass and
Communion Service;
8:30 a.m. Thursday Mass
The Rock Church
(Non-denominational )
230 West Main St. Gilman
Pastor Smokey Tennison
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service;
6 p.m. Friday Bible Study
Trinity Lutheran Church
W5568 Main St. Sheldon
Pastor Aric Fenske
10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service,
11:30 a.m. Sunday School
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5th Ave, and Crumb St. Gilman
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10 a.m. Non-denominational Sunday
6:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study for
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Coming Events

Brandli Piano held its 18th annual piano recital April 25, at New Life Alliance Church in Cornell. Early elementary through intermediate levels performed musical selections for family and friends at the Watch
for Falling Notes themed event. Taking lessons for the 2014-15 school year, left to right, in front, are
Elise Raatz, Isabelle Clark, Bralee Schroeder, Savannah Burlingame, Dana Brosted and Janessa Hartzell;
in the middle, are Isabella Craker, Rachel Laird, Grace Raatz, Jena Geist, Kristine Felmlee and Quinn
Porter; in back, are Hannah Sue Lindquist, Michelle Ewer, Jeremiah Reedy, Jenna Brosted, Abby Clark,
Savanna Blaisdell and teacher Janet Brandli.
(Photo by Ginna Young)

Holcombe Happenings
By Janice Craig 715-595-4380
Several dozen people from Holcombe
attended the Pregnancy Resource Center annual banquet at Club 8 in Ladysmith Thursday evening. Almost 200
people were in attendance. What amazing testimonies were given, and the special speaker challenge was fabulous.
Our young people are faced with such
challenges these days, and choices, and
we must help them find the right way to
The Holcombe United Methodist
Church held their annual quilt show Saturday. What beautiful quilts. One of
them already had a blue ribbon from
some other show. The luncheon was delicious. As usual, this event had over

100 people admiring the hard work that

was very evident in these quilts. Everyone of them deserved a blue ribbon.
Denis and Gayle Kirkman traveled to
the Twin Cities Sunday, where they
joined with Gayles three brothers and
their families, and two aunts to celebrate
Denis 80th birthday. Denis has lost 30
pounds, so I am not quite sure how to
congratulate him.
Sunday was the first charcoal chicken
dinner put on by the Holcombe Lions
and Leos. The Holcombe Womens
Club brought in various sweets for sale.
Everything was delicious and well attended again.
Long time resident Dorothy Reeve
passed away last week. Her funeral was

held at the Cornell Presbyterian Church,

Saturday, and was filled with friends,
relatives and neighbors. Our sympathy
to her family and loved ones. There was
a great deal of visiting of friends that
hadnt seen each other for years.
There were cars lined up all along M
Saturday morning, as they were putting
in their boats. It was fishing opener and
doesnt everyone go fishing on opening
The flowers are gracing our yards that
we didnt even have to lift a hand to
plant. When we were kids, we put one
under our chin and we could tell if we
liked butter or not. Rhubarb is coming
up, and I can hardly wait until we get
enough to make cake or pie.

Lunch Menus
Cadott Elderly Program
May 11 - 15
Mon. Turkey burger, soup,
Tues. Meatballs, mashed
potatoes, vegetable, fruit.
Wed. Chicken parmesan,
vegetable, apple crisp.
Thurs. Fried chicken, hash
browns, vegetable, bar.
Fri. Fish fry, baked potato,
coleslaw, cake.
All meals are served with
bread and milk. For reservations or cancellations call 715579-2893 by noon the previous
day. Senior dining will be
served at Kathys Diner, 304
East Mills St., Hwy. 27, Cadott,
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To register for Meals on
Wheels, call 715-726-2590. If
schools are cancelled because
of weather, meals will not be
Cornell Elderly Program
May 11 - 15
Mon. Country fried steak
with gravy, mashed potatoes,
mixed vegetables, frosted
chocolate cake.
Tues. Roast turkey with
gravy, candied sweet potatoes,
lima beans, cranberry chill.

Wed. Bean with ham soup,

seasoned greens, cornbread,
cheesecake with topping.
Thurs. Stuffed pepper,
breadstick, baby carrots, sherbet.
Fri. Crumb topped fish, garden rice, stewed tomatoes,
lemon bars.
For reservations or cancellations, call 715-579-2910 by
noon the previous day. Senior
dining will be served at 11:30
a.m., at Our Saviors Lutheran
Church, 201 South 6th St.,
Cornell. To register for Meals on
Wheels, call 715-726-2590. If
schools are cancelled because
of weather, meals will not be
Cadott School
May 11 - 15 Breakfast
Mon. Mozzarella dippers,
fresh strawberries, bread with
craisons, bread with peanut
Wed. Hash browns or cereal,
yogurt, cherries.
omelet, animal crackers, fruit.
Fri. Breakfast pizza, banana
muffin, fruit.

Mon. California burger with
lettuce and tomato, French fries
or sweet potato fries, steamed
carrots, banana, oranges.
Tues. Fajita chicken on a soft
shell with shredded cheese, lettuce, peppers, onions, bean
salsa and ranch dressing,
apple or peaches.
Wed. Fish with tartar sauce,
baked potato with butter blend
and shredded cheese, steamed
broccoli, baby carrots, applesauce and pears.
Thurs. Chicken nuggets,
corn, potato salad, salad bar,
strawberries, mixed fruit.
Fri. Corn dog, macaroni and
cheese, midwest blend vegetables, fresh pears, fruit.
Cornell School
May 11 - 15 Breakfast
Mon. Pancake and sausage
breakfast bites.
Tues. Assorted cold cereal.
Wed. Fresh baked muffin or
bread, yogurt, fresh fruit.
Thurs. Cooks choice.
Fri. Fresh baked cinnamon
Mon. Chicken patty on a

Tues. Soft shell taco with all

the fixings.
Wed. Corn dog.
Thurs. Hot ham and cheese,
barbecue or pulled pork on a
Fri. Mozzarella dippers with
sauce, salad bar, fruit.
Lake Holcombe School
May 11 - 15 Breakfast
Mon. Scrambled eggs, toast,
tater tots, fresh fruit.
Tues. Pancakes, orange
juice, fruit choices.
Wed. Cinnamon rolls, yogurt
cup, applesauce.
Thurs. Breakfast pizza,
grape juice, peaches.
Fri. Egg McMuffin, pears.
Mon. Barbecue on a bun, tri
taters, California blend vegetables, fresh fruit.
Tues. Chicken nuggets, tritaters, carrots, chilled pineapple.
Wed. Cheeseburgers, curly
fries, corn, chilled pears.
Thurs. Chicken sandwiches,
baked beans, potato salad,
fresh fruit.
Fri. Spaghetti, garlic bread,
tossed salad, fresh vegetables,

U of M Landscape Arboretum and Como Zoo

Tour Tuesday, May 12, 8
a.m., bus departs Cornell
High School. To register,
call 715-861-6947, ext.
Mysteries of Bird Migration Bird Hike Tuesday, May 12, 5 p.m., Joas
Preserve, 300 Old Eau
Claire Rd., Chippewa Falls.
For more information, call
Medicare 101 Informational Session Wednesday, May 13, 3 p.m.,
Chippewa County Courthouse, Room 302. To register, call Mary Rudd at
Lake Holcombe Town
Board Meeting Thursday,
May 14, 7:30 p.m., Lake
Holcombe Town Hall.
Lake Holcombe School
Board Meeting Monday,
May 18, 6 p.m., Lake Holcombe School.

Cadott Village Board

Meeting Monday, May
18, 6:30 p.m., Cadott Village Hall.
Cadott POPS Choir
Concert Monday, May 18,
7 p.m., Cadott High School
Cornell Area Betterment Association Meeting Wednesday, May 20, 7
a.m., Cornell Elementary
Mosaic Stepping Stones
Class Wednesday, May
20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Linda
Bergens home. To register,
call 715-861-6947, ext.
Mother & Son Fun
Fest Wednesday, May 20,
5 - 7 p.m., Cornell Mill Yard
Park Pavilion. To register,
call 715-861-6947, ext.
Cornell Lions Club
Honors Banquet Wednesday, May 20, 6 p.m., Cornell
High School auditorium.

Cadott/Crescent News
By Shirley Vlach 715-289-3846
The Cadott Lions Club members had their last meeting of
the month Wednesday evening.
There were visitors at the Cadott Historical Museum Monday.
There was a nice crowd that attended the meat BINGO at
J&Js Sports Bar and Grill Friday, April 24.
Hope the special people were well remembered by their
families, relatives and friends on their special days.
A group of people listened to Smokin Karaoke Saturday,
April 25, at J&Js Sports Bar and Grill.
A group of people went to the charcoal chicken dinner at
J&Js Sports Bar and Grill, and Crescent Tavern.
Happy May Day everyone.
A large crowd attended the Squeeze Box Band at the Bohemian Hall Friday evening.
Coming up is the Cadott Honors Banquet at St. Johns
Lutheran Church.
Mothers Day is coming up for our mothers, who are special since they took care of us since we were born.


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Cadott junior Joie Calkins gets a hug and a flower

from her dad, Roger, as she gets called to the stage
as a new inductee for the Cadott Honor Society.
Seven members were inducted into the honor society as they lit a candle off the flaming torch candle,
and said the oath in the ceremony held in the
Cadott High School auditorium.
(Photo by Heather Dekan)

Old and new members of the Cadott High School Honor Society stand on stage following the new inductee
ceremony April 29. Following the ceremony, honor society students and their parents were invited to the
school forest for a meal and to celebrate. Left to right, in front, are Maia Schroeder, junior; Hannah Mathison, senior; Joie Calkins, junior; Delanie Stangl, senior; Bobbi Burgess, sophomore; and Charlene Holte,
junior. In back, are Elizabeth Weir, National Honor Society adviser; Caitlin Holcomb, junior; Henry Wojtczak, sophomore; Brad Kenealy, sophomore; Ty Weiss, sophomore; Bryce Boyea, sophomore; and
Quinn Sikora, senior.
(Photo by Heather Dekan)

Ceremony and reception to honor new NHS members

By Heather Dekan
We are here to honor some of our finest scholars, said
Matthew McDonough, Cadott High School principal, at the
National Honor Society
(NHS) installation ceremony Wednesday, April 29.
The 17th annual NHS induction was held at Cadott
High School to announce
new members into the
Our parents are especially honored, said Elizabeth Weir, NHS adviser, as
their children participate in
a ceremony which pays tribute to service, leadership,
character, and above all, to
Aceremony for inducting new members in the Cadott High School Honor SoThroughout the years,
ciety was held Wednesday, April 29. Parents were there to greet their son or
of students in more
daughter with a rose, as they were called to the stage. Left to right, in front,
public and priare Joie Calkins, junior; Delanie Stangl, senior, and Bobbi Burgess, sophovate
have been semore. In back, are sophomores Henry Wojtczak, Brad Kenealy, Ty Weiss and
lected as members of the
Bryce Boyea.
(Photo by NHS.
Heather Dekan)
We salute these students
who have met the
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high standards of scholarship, leadership, service and character, said McDonough, which are the criteria by which
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Current NHS members assisted in calling the names of
the new inductees to the stage one at a time, while listing
some of their achievements. The new inductees were
greeted on their way up the stage by their parents with a hug
and a flower.
Seven new members were inducted, including Joie
Calkins, junior; Delanie Stangl, senior; Bobbi Burgess,
sophomore; Henry Wojtczak, sophomore; Brad Kenealy,
sophomore; Ty Weiss, sophomore; and Bryce Boyea, sophomore.
Set up on the stage was a table with a lit candle, along
with smaller unlit ones surrounding it.
New members of the NHS, will each of you come to the
table? asked McDonough. From these candles of scholarship, character, leadership and service, make your selection by lighting your own small flame.
Damon Smith, Cadott superintendent, administered the
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New members of the NHS,said McDonough, Congratulations on this accomplishment.
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Cornell School Board

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Cornell School board incumbents Paul Wallerius

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Board meeting. In the board reorganizations, the officers stayed in their original positions with Briggs
as president, Greg Baker as vice president, Wallerius as treasurer, Eileen Sikora as clerk and
Stephanie Seidlitz as board member.
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With Kelke leaving, the board approved hiring Arik Gunderson as a replacement business education teacher. Gunderson is originally from Osseo-Fairchild, and has four years
experience at Fond du Lac middle school.


By Kayla Peche
Aside from swearing in two incumbents, Paul Wallerius
and Lyle Briggs, the Cornell School Board approved two
staff member resignations and a hire for the 2015-16 school
year at the April 27 regular school board meeting.
Jason Jaenke, Cornell first-grade teacher, was the first resignation approval by the board.
Jaenke served Cornell Elementary for seven years, and in
his resignation letter, thanked the district for the opportunity
to teach and coach students. Jaenke said he desires to teach
upper middle-school-aged students, and Cornell doesnt have
opportunities in that.
A resignation was also approved for Ryan Kelke, marketing and business instructor. In his resignation letter, Kelke
wrote he is moving to Tennessee, and will continue working
in some form of education.
Id like to note that I am not leaving my position because
of dissatisfaction at the job, Kelke wrote. If I were to be
staying in Wisconsin, I wouldve hoped to continue pursuing
my career at this school district. I appreciate all the professional development and growth as a teacher I have gained
from my time here at Cornell.
Briggs said he was on the committee which hired Kelke,
and he is sorry to see him go.
I think he did a fine job while he was here, said Briggs.
I would like to thank Jason and Ryan for teaching in Cornell.

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Above: The Cornell High School held an Enchanted Forest Junior Prom May 2, with a chocolate fountain, DJ and crowning of the 2015 Prom King and Queen. On this years court, left to right, in front, are
mini Queen Brookelyn Baker, 5, and mini king Will Willmarth, 5; in the middle, are Elizabeth Sproul, Lexi
Moussette, Siera Bauch, Abby Pickerign and Whitney Wallerius; in back, are Curtis Hakes, Sam Peterson,
Tyler Scheidler, Cole Stephens and Cortland Spletter. Below: Reigning as 2015 Cornell Junior royalty,
Prom Queen Elizabeth Sproul dances with her king, Curtis Hakes, after being crowned at prom May 2.
After parents and relatives attended the Grand March, students hit the dance floor to celebrate the event.
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Even dogs like Vince and Sully came to support the

cause, walking and running through the 1.5 mile
Hornet Hustle. Beginning at Cadott High School,
the runners went to County Highway X, up Main
Street and ended through the tunnel by the Hornets
football field. Ninetytwo guests of all
ages attended the
fun run April 25, to
raise money for a
Cadott eighth-grade
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to Eagle River for
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instructor, said the
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compass mapping,
and also hosts
workshops about the
history of logging in
northern Wisconsin,
endangered species,
survival skills and
much more.
(Photos by
Kayla Peche)

Courier Sentinel

Page 11

Thursday, May 7, 2015

All about that base for the Hornets

By Kayla Peche
Cornell-Lake Holcombe May 4. It was a battle of the defense
It was a long week of games for the Cadott Hornets Base- for the Hornets, and an error at the last inning cost them the
ball team, and Peter Devine, Cadott head coach, said he game.
learned quickly the Hornets biggest problem area.
Our hitting was our main problem, Devine said. Almost
We need to get more base runners, he said.
every player got a hit, but we spaced them out throughout the
With a combined score of only 10 runs in four games, game and never had a big inning like we should have.
Cadott has been struggling to get consecutive hits to bring
Cadott scored a run in the first inning with an RBI from
them to home plate.
Goettl, but the Knights responded with one themselves in the
April 28 vs. Osseo-Fairchild (L 9-2, conference)
bottom of the inning.
Sophomore Casey Schara pitched most of the innings for
The Hornets had two hits from junior Shawn Sedlacek, one
Cadott, and Devine said he pitched well.
from Holum and one from Michael, but no one made it home
He should not have given up as many runs and would not for Cadott, or the Knights, for the next six innings.
have if our defense would have been sharper, said Devine.
We had a couple of defensive problems that ended up
Our infield defense was the problem this game.
costing us the game in the eighth inning, Devine said.
In five innings, Schara struck out two, allowing two base
In the final extra inning, Cornell-Lake Holcombe made it
runners on average.
home and ended the game, 2-1.
On offense, junior Austin Goettl had two hits while junior
Cadott played Stanley-Boyd the following day May 5, and
Jake Holum and senior Quinn Sikora each had one. Schara will play again May 7, against Regis, and May 8, against
scored for the Hornets while up to bat with two RBIs.
Weve had the problem
all year of only a few of our
hitters producing, Devine
With only two players
making it home, Cadott lost
to Osseo-Fairchild, 9-2, in
the away conference match
Devine says the Hornets
lineup needs to be more consistent on hits in order for
them to produce any runs offensively.
We could definitely use
more production from the
entire lineup, he said.
Weve only scored two to
three runs the last three As a Mack runner slides toward second base, Hornet player Brett McChesney,
games now.
senior, attempts to tag him out during the May 1 game. Cadott fell behind early
against McDonell Central, losing 13-1.
(Photo by Kayla Peche)
April 30 vs. Granton
(W 6-3, non-conference)
Cadott came back from the Osseo-Fairchild loss to defeat
Granton in a non-conference home game April 30.
Goettl pitched all seven innings, and only gave up three
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runs with 12 strikeouts and two walks. Sikora and senior
May 7 - 14
Brett McChesney each had two hits, with McChesney and
Goettl adding two RBIs.
Boys Varsity Baseball
Devine says hes hoping during the future games, the HorThursday, May 7
at Regis
5 p.m.
nets play solid fundamentally and use the momentum of
Friday, May 8
at Thorp
5 p.m.
the 6-3 victory over Granton.
Tuesday, May 12
at Altoona
4:30 p.m.
Hopefully last nights win will give us a couple more wins
Girls Varsity Softball
next week against Cornell-Lake Holcombe and Stanley, said
Thursday, May 7
at Regis
5 p.m.
Friday, May 8
at Thorp
5 p.m.
He says he thinks Cadott should have defeated Stanley the
Tuesday, May 12
at Altoona
4:30 p.m.
first time around, if Cadott had played more solidly.
Varsity Track
May 1 vs. McDonell Central (L 13-1, conference)
Friday, May 8
4 p.m.
Before the May 1 game against McDonell, Devine said it
Monday, May 11
at Eleva-Strum
4 p.m.
was going to be tough for the Hornets vs. the Macks.
Tuesday, May 12
at Colfax
4 p.m.
McDonell can and did hit the ball very well, Devine said.
Varsity Golf
But our infield had too many errors to keep the game close.
Saturday, May 9
at Whist. Straits
8:30 a.m.
With only one hit from senior Ezra Michael to bring a runMonday, May 11
at Eau Claire C.C.
2 p.m.
ner home, Cadott ended the game early in five innings, and
Tuesday, May 12
at Meadvw. G.C. 4:30 p.m.
lost 13-1.
Thursday, May 14 at Eau Claire C.C. 4:30 p.m.
Devine said the Hornets put their two top pitchers (Michael
Cornell-Lake Holcombe
and Schara) on the mound this game. Michael pitched for
three innings, striking out one and allowing three base runBoys Varsity Baseball
ners, while Schara pitched the last two with a strikeout.
Friday, May 8
at Prairie Farm
5 p.m.
What would really help us is slugging the ball a little
Girls Varsity Softball
more, Devine said, and getting some extra base hits.
Friday, May 8
at Prairie Farm
5 p.m.
May 4 vs. Cornell-Lake Holcombe (L 2-1, non-conference)
Saturday, May 9
at Casper Park
Devine says pitching was not the issue of the loss against
Thursday, May 14 Winter
5 p.m.
Varsity Track
Friday, May 8
at New Auburn
4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12
at Colfax
4 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 at Boyceville
4 p.m.


Sophomore pitcher Jeremiah Reedy sends the ball

to a Bruce batter April 30. Reedy pitched the first
few innings, but was relieved by classmate Noah
Nohr in the 17-2 loss against the Red Raiders.
(Photo by Monique Westaby)

Knights bounce back

By Kayla Peche
After two solid conference wins, the Cornell-Lake Holcombe
Knights Baseball team was stumped by the Bruce Red Raiders
Thursday night, but bounced back at home against Cadott.
April 30 vs. Bruce (L 17-2, conference)
In Lake Holcombe, the Knights were struck out by Bruce April
30, after their pitcher got nine Ks and walked one in four innings.
The Red Raiders scored in every inning, while Cornell-Lake
Holcombe only received a pair of RBIs from sophomore Jeremiah Reedy late in the game, bringing junior Cole Stephens and
sophomore Trenton Glaus home.
Bruce hit the ball well, said John Lee, Knights head coach.
We had eight costly errors.
Reedy started on the mound and was relieved by sophomore
Noah Nohr, who went two more innings before his classmate,
Payton Bowe, pitched the last inning.
Leading hitters for Cornell-Lake Holcombe were Reedy, who
went two for three with two RBIs, and senior John Stender Jr.
and Nohr, who both went one for two. The Knights lost to Bruce,
17-2, ending the game with a 10-run rule in four innings.
Weve been playing so well, Lee said. Im not sure what
happened. Im sure we will bounce back on track the next game.
May 4 vs. Cadott (W 2-1, non-conference)
The Knights did bounce back with a 2-1 victory against the
Cadott Hornets May 4.
It was a defensive battle, said Cortland Spletter, Knights junior. Both teams made some great plays. Luckily, we were able
to string together a couple of hits in the eighth and drive in the
winning run.
Cadott scored one in the first inning while Cornell-Lake Holcombe came back with one in the bottom half of the first. Stender
led off with a walk, stole second base and advanced to third by a
hit from Reedy. Sophomore Matt Kostka added an RBI, bringing
Stender home with a sacrifice fly.
Lee says the game went scoreless until the eighth inning, when
the Knights scored the winning run. Reedy reached first base on
an error, followed by a base hit by Kostka. With the winning run
on second, Nohr followed with a base hit to score Reedy home.
I knew it was going to be tough, said Spletter. Cadott is always tough. Reedy did his job though, and threw strikes, and we
were able to play behind him and come out on top.
Reedy went all eight innings, giving up one run on six hits, one
walk and eight Ks for the victory. Leading hitters were Kostka,
who went one for three with an RBI; Nohr, who was one for four
with an RBI; and Reedy, who had the other hit.
The boys bounced back after a tough loss with Bruce and
played an almost flawless game, Lee said. I am real proud of




Thursday, May 7, 2015


Pulling together for a win

Knights senior Allison Spegal throws a pitch during

the April 30 home game against Bruce. The game
ended early for the Cornell-Lake Holcombe team,
with a 14-4 loss.
(Photo by Monique Westaby)

Cadott golf putts

to first place finish
By Kayla Peche
The Cadott Hornets Golf team had a busy week with invites scheduled one after the other. After a third place finish
at home, head coach Dick Kyes said the team was down, but
all was turned around, when the team took first at the Pine
Valley Golf Course in Marathon.
April 28 at Neillsville
Fighting against their conference competition McDonell
Central, the Hornets placed second at the April 28 invitation
at Neillsville.
McDonell came in first with a score of 166, only two points
lower than Cadott, while the host, Neillsville, came in third
with 188.
Individually, sophomore Henry Wojtczak had a score of
38, followed by junior Matt Irish with 42. Both sophomore
Payton Freagon and senior Kaeden Thom had a score of 44.
Sophomore Kaylee Rudnick scored 52 to finish out for
April 30 at Whispering Pines Golf Course
The Hornets hosted their first meet April 30, at Whispering
Pines Golf Course in Cadott.
The meet went very smoothly, said Kyes.
McDonell Central was the winner again for this Cloverbelt
Conference meet with a score of 156, while Regis followed
with a score of 167.
The Hornets finished out the top three with a score of 170,
only three points behind second place.
Wojtczak and Irish led for Cadott with a score of 40, and
Freagon wasnt far behind with 42. Thom added 48 and Rudnick added 49 to the Hornets overall score.
May 4 at Pine Valley Golf Course
Cadott rallied back from their third place finish at home to
earn their first victory of the season May 4, at Marathon.
The team had a score of 330 putting them ahead of the
other competitors at the Pine Valley Golf Course.
Freagon shot one over par with a score of 72 to take first
place for the individuals. Wojtczak shot a 78 to receive a third
place individual medal.
Kyes says the team is looking forward to playing the irish
course at Whistling Straits in Kohler May 9. The Hornets
return to the conference, battling in Eau Claire May 11.

By Kayla Peche
After an upsetting loss against Bruce, the Cornell-Lake
Holcombe Knights Softball team came together to pull out a
win against Birchwood, bringing their conference record to
After the Bruce game we needed to work on batting, said
Sam Sippy, Knights senior. But then, the Birchwood game
definitely showed we were capable.
April 30 vs. Bruce (L 14-4, conference)
While hosting Bruce at home, the Knights couldnt fight
back against the runs the Red Raiders produced.
The Bruce game really upset us all, said Sippy. That
game made it necessary for our coach to make a couple
(Four days later, the Knights changed pitcher and lineup
positions, and took home their third conference win of the
After falling behind by six runs early in the Bruce game,
Cornell-Lake Holcombe managed to bring four runners
home. Bruce responded with eight more runs, ending the
game early in a 14-4 loss.
Losing to Bruce really made us want to come back
stronger, Sippy said, which I think is what fueled us to
come back as a team to win against Birchwood.
May 4 vs. Birchwood (W 16-14, conference)
Sippy was right that something changed from the Bruce
game to the May 4 game against Birchwood, and the Knights
didnt go out without a fight.
Cornell-Lake Holcombe fell behind 13-7 by the six inning,
but at the top of the seventh, the Knights rallied with nine
runs to take the lead and win.
If it wasnt for a burst of confidence in the top of the seventh inning, we would have never come back, Sippy said.
Freshman Danielle Fasbender went four for five, senior Allison Spegal went three for five, and seniors Kammey
Kendall and Makenzie Ewings went two for three at the plate.
We stuck together as a team and it came down to who
wanted the win the most, said Fasbender.
Ewings said she was happy to be back on the field after
being out with an injury from basketball season, and on the
mound, Ewings picked up three strikeouts and walked one to
earn the win for Cornell-Lake Holcombe.
We need to take one game at a time, Fasbender said.
And if we lose, we know what to work on. And if we win,
we look at what we could do even better.
The Knights travel to Prairie Farm May 8, for their next
game, before playing Winter May 14.

Kaylee Rudnick, Cadott sophomore, hits the ball

through the air at an April 30 home invitational at
Whispering Pines. The Hornets landed in third with
a score of 170.
(Photo by Kayla Peche)

In the outfield, Cadott sophomore Jessa Raether

picked up a ground ball to toss toward home plate.
Despite scoring four runs in the seventh, the Hornets lost, 8-4, against McDonell Central.
(Photo by Kayla Peche)

Hornets softball rallies

but creates no sparks
By Kayla Peche
The Cadott Hornets Softball team fell to two Cloverbelt
Conference competitors this week, but senior player Marisa
Sperber says the team will improve.
We have been working hard in practice to get better so we
can achieve that higher performance level, Sperber said. I
think we did a pretty good job offensively, and will continue
to progress throughout the rest season.
April 28 vs. Osseo-Fairchild (L 13-10, conference)
Sperber says overall, the game wasnt terrible April 28,
against Osseo-Fairchild. Iknow we have a few more gears in
Cadott started out behind, 4-0, but six runs in the third
pushed the Hornets ahead by one. The Thunder fired back with
eight runs, giving them the edge over Cadott.
Senior Brittany Erickson, Sperber and sophomore Bobbi
Burgess each drove in two runs for the Hornets, with senior
Devin Kulow and Sperber scoring twice.
Although the game was close, Cadott fell to Osseo-Fairchild,
I just think as a team we need to work on fielding better
and knowing what to do in certain situations, said Erickson.
While on the mound, Erickson said she had a tight strike
zone, but she only allowed three runs and had three strikeouts.
May 1 vs. McDonell Central (L 8-4, conference)
Following the loss against Osseo, the Hornets took on conference opponents McDonell Central May 1, at home. Cadott
started off slow, not scoring until the sixth inning.
We are struggling as a team at the plate, said Pete
Schroeder, Cadott assistant coach. Weve been unable to get
the timely hit to keep a rally going, or create the spark needed.
Leading hitters for the Hornets were junior Bailee Bremness,
who went two for four with a double, and senior Racheal Semanko, who reached the bases three out of four times at bat.
Senior Devin Kulow was out for an injury this game, and
Schroeder says freshman Elizabeth Mickelson stepped in and
played well at first base.
Despite the 8-4 loss, the Hornets went without committing
any errors for the second time this season.
The Hornets played Stanley-Boyd May 5, followed by Regis
May 7, and Thorp May 8.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Baseball/Softball Standings Knights track defeats competitors at home

2014-15 West Cloverbelt

Conference Boys Baseball
McDonell Central
8 0
5 1
Fall Creek
4 1
4 3
3 3
1 6
1 7
1 6
2014-15 West Cloverbelt
Conference Girls Softball
6 0
McDonell C.C.
5 1
5 2
3 3
Fall Creek
2 3
2 4
1 5
0 6


2014-15 East Lakeland

Conference Boys Baseball
Prairie Farm
3 0
1 0
3 1
Cornell-Lake Holcombe 2 2
0 0
Clear Lake
1 3
0 4
2014-15 East Lakeland
Conference Girls Softball
4 1
3 1
Cornell-Lake Holcobmbe 3 2
1 0
Clear Lake
0 3
Prairie Farm
0 1
0 2
0 1

Sophomore Colton Hetke launches himself over the

400-meter hurdles to earn first place during a track
meet hosted by Cornell-Lake Holcombe. Hetke also
finished the day with the top spots in the boys high
jump, 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash.
(Photo by Ginna Young)

By Kayla Peche
Before the Cornell-Lake Holcombe Knights Track team
hosted and won their first meet of the season April 30, in Cornell, the Knights landed in the top five at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser.
April 28 at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser
The girls and boys teams landed in the top five for Cornell-Lake Holcombe April 28, as the girls team placed second
behind Unity and the boys placed fourth.
Jake Ebner, track head coach, said junior Elizabeth Sproul
broke a team and personal record in the shot put with 31-9,
finishing in fourth place at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser.
Junior Jordan Geist took second in the 100-meter dash and
200-meter dash, while senior Thia Moreen placed second in
the 400-meter run.
For girls field events, senior Gretchen Schroeder placed
second in the pole vault, freshman Kierra Walters placed second in the long jump, and junior Courtney Lundmark placed
second in the discus. Junior Kayla Vavra took third in the
triple jump for the Knights.
The girls 4x200-meter relay placed second while the 4x400
and 4x800 took third during the meet.
For the boys team, sophomore Colton Hetke placed second
in the 110-meter hurdles, while freshman Andrew Brosted
placed second in the shot put. For the relays, the boys 4x100
took fourth as the 4x400 and 4x800 made the top five.
April 30 at Cornell
The Knights may have won the track meet on their home
turf April 30, but that wasnt the only excitement of the
For the second time this season, Hetke won four events
(high jump, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 400 dash). Hetke
first completed four victories April 23, at Bruce.
Im hoping to keep the success going, Hetke said, and
score as many points for my team as possible to help us win.
Geist wasnt far behind, with two first-place finishes in the
200 and 100 dash. She also set a team record with 13 minutes, 14 seconds in the 100 meter dash.
Weve all been training really hard for these results and
its nice to see it pay off, Geist said. My goals are to just
keep improving by setting personal or team records, and to
compete well at conference.
Others setting team records were Lundmark, who threw
the discus 101-7.5 for a first place finish, and Schroeder, at
8-6, in the pole vault for second.


With the win, the boys and girls teams each had a lot of individual athletes in the top three spots. Freshman Ashlynn
Moore received first place in 3,200-meter run and second in
the 1,600-meter run. Moreen took first in the 400 dash while
K. Vavra took first in the 800 run, followed by freshman Isabelle Dixon in second.
Also coming in second were senior Kaitlin Peterson in the
300 hurdles, freshman Emily Vavra in the 2-mile run, and K.
Vavra in the triple jump with Sproul in the shot put.
For girls relays, the 4x800 and 4x400 landed in first place
for the Knights.
The boys came in first as well out of the seven schools participating. In the 1,600 run, junior Matt Nedland took second,
with his classmate, Sam Peterson, in third. Peterson also took
third in the 3,200 race.
Sophomore Kyle Goltz placed second in the long and triple
jump for the Knights, while freshman Dakota Popp placed
second for the pole vault, and Brosted placed third in the shot
Cornell-Lake Holcombes next meet is in New Auburn
May 9.

Baughman sets record but hungers for more

By Kayla Peche
Lifting over twice your body weight may seem impossible
for some, but within the sport of powerlifting, limits are
meant to be broken.
Cornell resident, Mack Baughman, a junior at McDonell
Central High School, entered the competitive world of lifting
this year, and picked up more than just weights.
While in his second attempt at the Worlds qualifying competition April 11, in Wisconsin Dells, the 220 pound 17-yearold lifted 501 pounds to set a state record in deadlift, moving
Mack forward to the top competition.
I missed my third attempt at 512 due to lack of focus,
Mack said. Im never satisfied with how I do though. Its
my motivation. Im always hungry for more.
Powerlifting consists of three lifts the squat, bench press
and the deadlift. Competitors must meet certain criteria in
each lift in order to qualify as a good attempt.
The sport of powerlifting is a raw strength sport, said
Bob Brodt, McDonell powerlifting coach. Although there
is technique involved, it is not near as technical as the sport
of weight lifting.
Each lifter is allowed three attempts in each lift, with one
passing attempt counting toward the total. Once three lifts
are completed, the best attempt in each event is added together for a three-lift total; whoever has the highest total wins
the contest.
Originally from Cadott, Macks coach, Bob, has been
coaching high school sports since 1972, and began coaching
weightlifting/powerlifting two years later. Bob taught and
coached in Chippewa Falls for 29 years, and coached football
and track in Cornell before going to McDonell Central.
After coaching football, he took over a regular lifting pro-

gram at McDonell and said he soon saw potential in one of

his lifters Mack.
He has trained with
weights since ninth grade
and I just steered him toward
competing, said Bob.
After being told by his
coach to try a competition,
Mack entered the Last
Chance meet in Whitehall to
attempt qualifying for Nationals.
I think thats when he reMack Baughman and
his mother, Pam.
ally got bitten by the bug to
lift more competitively, Bob said. He placed second and
realized he could do very well at powerlifting.
Mack says Bob inspired him to compete in powerlifting,
and he is glad Bob did.
I love the experience it brings to me, Mack said. Its an
With a few competitions under his belt, and a record-breaking lift, Mack will head for Worlds in Las Vegas the beginning of November. Bob says Worlds is a six-day-long meet
with approximately 600 entries from around the world.
It is not a meet that anyone can enter, as some meets are
open, Bob said. There are different weight classes and age
groups allowing for numerous people to compete against
their own age group and weight.
Mack said Worlds is the top meet to get to for powerlifting, and he is happy to have the opportunity to compete in it.
Im not exactly sure what my goals are, Mack said. But
I do want to continue it (powerlifting) as long as possible.






Thursday, May 7, 2015


A lot of talk, but again no action on competitive inequity

By Matt Frey
Star News sports editor
With an ad-hoc committee recommendation and a membership petition on the agenda, and a year-old membership
petition still in play, the schools of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) were armed with
enough ammunition to address concerns of competitive inequity within its ranks.
But the 435 or so member schools attending the WIAAs
annual meeting in Stevens Point April 22, were unable to pull
the trigger.
The ad-hoc committees success factor proposal never got
to a vote. It was replaced by last years membership petition
calling for a 1.65 multiplier on the enrollment figures of all
private schools, with the exception of single-gender schools,
which already have a 2.0 multiplier.
After several twists, turns and pleas in both directions, the
multiplier was rejected, 293-141.
The latest membership petition, known as the Minnesota
or reducer plan, which calls for adjusting enrollment figures
based on the number of students receiving free or reduced
lunch, came up short, 265-167, assuring nothing will change
in the near future with the WIAAs process for determining
divisional placement in its post-season tournaments.
Placements will continue to be made by the previous years
third Friday in September enrollment figure for each school
(and combined enrollment for co-ops).
Multiplier re-emerges
It took more than two hours to change nothing, starting
with an immediate dismissal of the success factor the WIAAs
ad-hoc committee produced after several months of work and
The success factor would have used a point system over
three-year periods to potentially move teams up one division
in soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball. The
biggest criticisms of the plan were that it would punish students who wouldve had little to do with the previous success
of the team being bumped up.

It also didnt directly address the small-school rural vs.

urban issues between public and private schools driving most
of the competitive inequity debate.
The multiplier petition from a year ago asked for enrollment figures of all non-public schools be multiplied by 1.65
for post-season divisional placement.
I believe we need to have the multiplier, put it to a vote
and if theres changes that need to be made after that, so be
it, Highland principal Josh Tarrell said. But to stay where
were at now and have the competition the way it is today is
not fair. Its not fair between public and private schools.
Private school representatives called the multiplier unfair
and asked where the 1.65 figure came from (a question that
was never answered).
Theres a lot of discussion that needs to be made, said
Bob Biebel, administrator of Oshkosh Lourdes Academy.
And if we are going to make a decision that affects student
athletes, regardless if they are private or public, I think it is
our responsibility as administrators, as educators, to thoroughly debate that topic and make the best decision possible.
The motion to replace the success factor with the multiplier
passed by a ballot vote 231-202.
Attending Cloverbelt Conference schools were 8-7 in favor
of the change, including Gilman, Greenwood, Loyal,
Spencer, Altoona, Fall Creek, Stanley-Boyd and Thorp.
The 1.65 figure was criticized by several private school officials.
Notre Dame Academy President Bob Pauly said the plan
would crush the athletic programs at small private schools.
He also proposed changing the multiplier to 1.25, but that
amendment failed 297-134.
Im afraid to trust this group, Pauly said. 230-202. Is
that whats going to be for this final thing where we get into
a 1.65 multiplier that I know isnt going to work and is going
to lead to lawsuits? Thats ridiculous.
Len Collyard, the athletic director at Kettle Moraine
Lutheran, proposed an amendment calling for the number of

open enrolled students at public schools be doubled in those

schools enrollment figures. It failed on a hand vote.
This will divide the membership, Chris Zwettler, the athletic director at Madison Edgewood, said of the multiplier.
It will divide the conferences that weve worked so hard to
build the last 10 years. This will divide it if we vote on it and
it will not be uniform.
Reducer fails too
The discussion on the reducer petition wasnt lengthy, but
it hinged on the correlation between poverty and athletic participation within a school district.
Under the reducer plan, a teams enrollment for divisional
placement purposes would have been determined by an X(Y x 0.4) = Z formula with X equaling the schools enrollment, Y equaling the number of students on free or reduced
lunch and Z being the final enrollment figure.
Chad Harnisch, principal at Sauk Prairie, and Ryan Mangan, Mequon Homestead athletic director, voiced their opposition to the plan, saying there wasnt enough data available
to back such a plan.
At one point I was in favor of it, Harnisch said, until I
learned that some of my assumptions about the numbers of
free and reduced lunch students attending private schools
were wrong. The impact of vouchers in urban areas has led
todominant powerhouse schoolslikely (going) down a
division as a result of this as its written.
Dave Henrickson, the athletic director at Whitehall, closed
the discussion by proposing the unlikeliest of solutions:
We need honest people, he said. I know this is too simple of a solution but I think it comes down to calling a spade
a spade.
If youre a powerhouse program, step up and let people
know that by saying we are going to be playing a division
above because we have this good of a program, this good of
athletes, this good a team and we want a challenge.

Justin Spafford, 7, Milltown, and Sarah Chaffee, 8,

Chippewa Falls, are Sundays bike winners at Eagle
Valley Speedway. Bikes, given away each week to
one girl and one boy, are courtesy of Kelly Oium
Well Drilling and Kris Oium Blacktopping.
(Photo by Monique Westaby)
Track owner Jerry Weigel, left, holds the black flag
from his flag man after joking with the drivers at the
races Sunday,May 3. Weigel said he didnt want to
see a demolition derby on his track, and asked drivers to keep it clean. Although he pushed the heats
through, stormy weather and rain called the races
at intermission, and double features will be held
during next weeks races, May 10.
(Photo by Monique Westaby)

Eagle Valley Speedway Race Schedule

Sunday, May 10.............................................................................March of Dimes
Sunday, May 17 ................................................................................JP Mechanical
Sunday, May 24 ..........................................Coca-Cola, Gordys County Market,
Baxters Engines & Baxters Speedshop
Monday, May 25 ........................................Coca-Cola, Gordys County Market,
Baxters Engines & Baxters Speedshop
Sunday, May 31.......................................................................................Miller Lite
Sunday, June 7 ..................................Budweiser/Country Fest Ticket Giveaway
Sunday, June 14 ...Race of Champion Night (ROC) Gordys County Market

Race day information phone number 715-382-5367.

Pits Open: 4 p.m.; Racing: 6 p.m.; Main Gates Open: 4:30 p.m.
Gate Admission = Adults: $13 Sr. Citizens: $10 10 and Under: Free Pit Admission: $25


Race Results
Eagle Valley Speedway
Points Standingsasof 04/26/15
Midwest Mods Top Points: Mike Truscott
(22), 55; Nick Koehler (13K), 53; Kent Baxter
(95X), 53; Grant Southworth (35), 50; Shane
Halopka (3JR), 48
Super Stocks Top Points: Curt Myers
(1M), 56; Tommy Richards (7R), 53; Jesse Redetzke (207), 51; Tim Johnson (1JR), 51; Mike
Anderson (57), 51
Modifieds Top Points: Jesse Glenz (7X),
53; Mike Anderson (57), 51; Matt Leer (30),
49; Jay Richardson (R1), 48; Kevin Adams
(40), 46
Street Stocks Top Points: Tim Johnson
(1JR), 55; Adam Soltis (9), 53; Tyler
Wahlstrom (83), 52; Mike Knudtson (42K), 48;
Mitch Kesan (21K), 47
Pure Stocks Top Points: George Richards
(5R), 54; Todd Roshell (43), 53; Jesse Bryan
(21), 53; Mike Knopps (93), 52; Kent Harmon
(E3), 50
Hornets Top Points: Jeremy Johnson
(917), 56; Dan Prissel (4), 53; Kasey Gross
(9), 53; Sean Svee (83), 50; Austin Berger
(23), 49


Thursday, May 7, 2015




Four youth bag turkeys in spring hunt

who may not have been able to hunt otherwise.
You dont have to pull the trigger for hunting to be rewarding, said Walters. This is the young kids hunt, not the
Paulsen, who has also mentored for the last several years,
said his hunt with Geist went well, hunting morning and
evening to get her bird.
It was good weather, aside from the wind, said Paulsen.
We heard all kinds of gobbling in the morning, but didnt
see any.
He said that evening, one tom and six jakes came into
range, but the tom wouldnt give them the satisfaction, so
Geist took (and made) a shot at one of the jakes.
We would like to thank all the landowners who allowed
the first-time hunters to use their land, says Gilbertson.
Without everyone working together, this program would not
be possible.
Gilbertson says the local chapter of the NWTF is always
looking for participants and mentors to help with the learn to
hunt programs, including turkey, bear and deer.
Ages can range from 10 to 100, as long as that person has
never hunted or bought a license to hunt that species, said
Gilbertson. There is no cost to the hunter, only your interest
and participation is needed.
Our goal is to get more people in the outdoors, be safe
with firearms, and take advantage of the beautiful
country we live in. Youll
enjoy it.
For more information on
participating or mentoring in
a youth hunt, contact Gilbertson at 715-312-0003.

Nathan Jones

Colton Minnich with
mentor Paul Gilbertson

Whispering Pines
Cadott Mens League
Monday, April 27, 2015
Points Total
Raymond Jones 33.00 53.00
Ed Jones
24.00 46.00
38.00 44.50
29.50 43.00
Whisp. Pines
34.50 41.50

28.50 38.00
Randys Bar
17.00 37.00
Collision Center 31.50 36.00
Last Call I
24.50 31.00
Last Call II
21.50 25.00
Low Gross: (39) Randy Peck
Low Net: (30) Ray Canfield, RJ
High Points: (8.00) Wally Wal-


Yellow River Trap

Tuesday Night League
April 28, 2015
Watering Hole, 110; Chilson
Corner Motors, 107; Cadott
Color Center, 102; Long Shot
Firearms, 102; Magadance Parrot Insurance, 102; Charlies
II, 99; Bear Taxidermy, 97; Charlies I, 96; Young Bucks, 95;
Krista Computers, 86
High Womens: Nicole Bowe,
18; Janelle McKinney, 16
High Juniors: Alex Pozarski,
21; Kris Hassemer, 21; Sean
Hassemer, 14; Emilee Schultz, 4
24s: Doug Sippl
25s: Ray Peterson
Thursday Night League
April 30, 2015
J&Js Sports Bar, 112; Irwin

Construction, 109; Crescent Tavern, 107; Team Meigs, 104;

Pozarski Plumbing, 103; Willies
Military Surplus, 103; Cadott
Color Center, 102; Spare Me, 99;
Eds Backhos, 89; Chippewa
River Distillery, 88; Weimer
Bearings, 69
High Womens: Sue Gullikson, 21; Amy Gibson, 19; Barb
Liedl, 18; Angie Hong, 16; Donna
Rockwell, 14; Tammy Moss, 11;
Carol Blaeser, 11; Brenda
Dowiasch, 5; Sis Thompson, 3;
Tammy Rasmussen, 0
High Juniors: Cortland Spletter, 22; Brice Irwin, 21; Nate
Briggs, 20; Justin Helminski, 15;
Sam Briggs, 14; Dalton Brossel
Jr., 0
24s: Greg Steinmetz; Wolfie

ters, RJ Lazarz, Dan Case

Most Birdies: (3) Steve Bremness
Most Pars: (5) Randy Peck. Andrew Schulner
Most Bogeys: (6) Gordy
Crosby, Hugh Geissler, Bill
Butak, Jim Brinker
Most Eagles: None Reported
Whispering Pines
Lee Boiteau Memorial
Cancer Handicap Golf
May 2, 2015
Joe Hogan
Paul Vanyo
Larry Olson
Ray Canfield
Rob Smith
Jessie Marion
Jeff Boysen
Joe Hogan
May 3, 2015
Roger Bergeron
Tom Schroeder
Bill Butek
Andy Anderson
Rob Smith
Paul Vanyo
Ken Bergeron
Joe Hogan

TavernLeague Horseshoe
April 29, 2015
Win Lose
Latigo &Lace
Fox Run
Red Zone II
Brown Hut
Red Zone I
Eagles Club
Results: Fox Run, 11 vs. Brown
Hut, 5; Red ZoneII, 10 vs. SandBar, 6; Latigo &Lace, 12 vs. Red
Zone I, 4; Charlies, 11 vs. Bateman, 5
High Ringers: Jeff Kunz, 35;
Jim Gwiazdon, 34; Moose Steinmetz, 34; Lonnie K., 33; Gary
Licht, 33; Todd Sheehan, 33;
Hope Krista, 30


By MoniqueWestaby
The Flambeau Mountain Flock of the National Wild
Turkey Federation (NWTF) sponsored a youth turkey hunt
for children in the Cornell/Lake Holcombe area Saturday,
April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
The Learn to Hunt program sponsored by the DNR,
NWTF and the 21st Century Learning Center was a great success,said Paul Gilbertson, mentor and coordinator.
Six first-time turkey hunters hit the woods during the twoday event, and four of those came away with a turkey. But
Gilbertson says all of them came away with stories that will
last a lifetime.
Participating in the hunt this year were Jackie Farrell,
Joshua Jones, Nathan Jones, Jena Geist, John Minnich and
Colton Minnich. Mentors included Tim Walters, Larry
Paulsen, Angie Farrell and Gilbertson.
Also involved were Shelley Lee, who set up the hunt with
the DNR and the NWTF, as well as John Schreiber, conservation warden. Schreiber also instructed the students in a
safety and shooting class prior to the hunt.
Schreiber, who has taught the class the last two years for
Cornell and Lake Holcombe, says participants are given an
overall education for kids who have never been turkey hunting, or know nothing to little about the animal or sport.
He says things covered include turkey history in Wisconsin, conservation programs, seasons and laws, biology of
turkeys and hunting techniques, and safe hunting. Youth are
also given the opportunity for a hands-on experience at the
range before heading to the woods.
I think its a great thing, said Schreiber. It gives the
youth an opportunity to have a classroom setting and a handson learning environment that they can then actually apply to
the field.
Schreiber says this gives kids the full aspect, referencing
those who may only have an idea about hunting, or just be
interested in it.
It kind of gives them that start from 1-10, says Schreiber.
that A-Z, that they can go and learn how to hunt, learn the
behavior of the turkeys, the birds, the animals, and they can
actually go and successfully hunt. I think its a really neat
thing for the kids.
Four of the six youth earned bragging rights, including
LakeHolcombe fifth-grader Colton (with mentor Gilbertson),
10-year-old Holcombe resident Jena (with mentor Paulsen),
and Holcombe seventh-grader Joshua and fifth-grader Nathan
(with mentor Walters).
Walters, who has mentored for the program since its start
in Cornell, says its rewarding to participate with the youth,

Jena Geist

Joshua Jones

Lake Holcombe Lions

Ice Fishing Contest Winner

Lake Holcombe eighth-grader Jay Tainter (second

from left) holds a $500 check with Jeff Mastin (second from right), superintendent, for catching an 18
1/2 inch northern at the Lake Holcombe Lions Ice
Fishing Contest. Each year, at the contest, students
grades K-12 can earn money for their school (three
prizes in six categories), with first prize at $750,
second at $500, and third at $250. The check is then
presented to the school in the name of the winning
student for the school board to use at their discretion. Shown with Tainter and Mastin are, on the left,
Lion Charlie Ably, chairman of the contest, and, on
the right, Lion Robert Bayerl. (Submitted Photo)

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All Holes 150 yards or less
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Thursday, May 7, 2015


DNR Outdoor Report

Its a Girls Hunting

By: Monique Westaby
Well, I didnt make it onto
the water this weekend. In
fact, this girl hunter barely spent any time outdoors this
Although temperatures were well into the you should
be outside category, my internal temperature said stay
in the shade.
With baby on the way, and already hot-blooded genes
coursing through my veins, easing into the above 40 degree weather is going to take some getting used to. Bear
hunting is just around the corner, and my frequent trips to
the facilities makes me wonder how bouncing around
the woods at eight months pregnant is going to work.
As I think about the fun activities summer holds, I cant
help but look through my photographs of all the fun things
that happen in the sun. Aside from bear hunting, fishing,
mudding and just sitting around grilling with friends, my
favorite summer activity has to be wasting bullets.
Ammunition isnt cheap, so it doesnt happen as frequently as I would hope, but days spent with friends
shooting trap, sighting in guns and trying to hit the pop
can are some of the best memories a girl could have.

Top to bottom: A
friend and I try to
see whos a better
shot; look closely
and you can see an
empty shell being
ejected from my
shotgun as I get
ready for another
clay; I try my skills
with an AR-15 (and
end with a huge
smile on my face);
the recoil from a
Magnum Research
.500 Smith & Wesson is shown.

Water temperatures on northern lakes have climbed into the

low to mid-50 degree range.
Most lakes across the Northwoods are about one to two
weeks past the main walleye spawning period, so the fish
should be mostly recovered and getting back to active feeding.
Northern pike should also have recovered from their annual
spawning ritual.
Largemouth bass have just begun to move into shallows
and after a few more days of warm temperatures, action could
be good in the shallow bays.
Stream and river levels are generally low for this time of
More state parks and forests report modern bathroom and
shower facilities are open. Conditions are again very dry and
fire danger has risen back to high and very high, so forestry
officials ask anglers, campers and everyone else to be extremely careful with fires and any sources of ignition.

Turkey hunting is in full swing, with hunters having fairly

good success hunting late morning. Birds have been very active with toms gobbling and displaying.
To outdoor enthusiasts dismay, mosquitoes are out in larger
numbers, and ticks have also been abundant.
Whip-poor-wills are back and calling at dusk, and bitterns
can be heard calling from marshes around daybreak. Woodcock are peenting from opening areas at dusk.
Sandhill crane and goose nests have been found. Osprey
have returned to their nests at Buckhorn State Park and a
whooping crane has visited the park.
Bloodroot, hepatica, marsh marigold, early meadow rue,
trout lilies and spring beauties are in bloom. Yarrow and wild
leek have also emerged.
Mushroom hunters looking for morels report they seem to
be lagging a bit. Those found are just the small grays and are
dry; no sign of yellow morels yet.

An Outdoorsmans Journal By Mark Walters

Good Fun on Puckaway
Hello friends,
This past week I took part in my first official walleye
fishing tournament. This 15th annual Lake Puckaway walleye tournament was run by Bob and Carrie Hill, owners of
Tucked Away tavern in Marquette. The 50 boat tournament
was held on Lake Puckaway, where Wisconsins state
record northern pike (38 pounds, landed in 1952) was
My partner on this adventure was my 23-year-old stepson, Travis Dushek, and, of course, my golden retriever,
Saturday, April 25 High 61, Low 35
There are some important memos that need to be put into
this story. One, there has been an extreme cold spell and it
has shut down the walleye bite on this 5,000 acre lake that
has a maximum depth of 6 feet.
Yesterday, Travis and I pre-fished. We trolled with
crankbaits and crawler harnesses, and drifted with leeches,
minnows and crawlers. For our efforts, we were rewarded
with one catfish and one sheepshead.
At the tournament meeting last night, which I might add
was a whole bunch of fun and held at Tucked Away, a nonbite seemed to be common talk.
In this tournament, each team may enter six walleye that
must measure at least 15 inches. Last year, the catch was
incredible, with most teams catching their six fish early in
the day and the winning team taking the money with 23
pounds of walleye.
The way I found out about this tournament, was that I
came here to fish out of my canoe for walleye, and watched
the weigh in, made some new friends, hung out at Tucked
Away, and decided to enter this year.
So last night, Travis and I had a big night at Tucked
Away, and he slept in the back seat of his Chevy pickup
(that did not work out well) and I slept in the bed of mine.
When the rooster was crowing this morning, I discovered
when I went to bed, I was so tired I used a gas jug full as
a pillow, and had a real pillow just an arms length away.
So this morning, it is very cold and very windy. The 50boat line up has each boat operator motoring up to a pier
for a livewell inspection. Then, in numerical order, each
team gets to takeoff and catch walleye.
Travis and I observed our competition, and came to the
conclusion that perhaps my 16-foot Northport Troller,
pushed by a 40-horse Mercury (late 80s) was probably the
oldest, smallest, ugliest, rig worth the least amount of
money in the tournament.
So Trav and I head out to one of our secret spots and
within minutes, I am fighting a dandy that fell prey to one
of my crankbaits. Just netting my trophy was a challenge
for Travis because, like I said, it was very windy.
Reality struck when my hog walleye was a 2 pound cat-

Travis and I fished our butts off, always checking lines
that picked up a lot of weeds, and changing tactics and
watching our competition.
I am serious when I say we really put everything we had
into this experience, and fished right until the last minute
we could. Our end results were two catfish and a
At the weigh
in, there certainly were walleye caught, but
out of 100 anglers, and most
of these guys
and gals are very
good at catching
walleye, only 38
were weighed
My new buddies, commonly
known in the
area as Two
Grumpy Men,
Harry Bowey
and Wally Steinke, of Princeton,
won with two
walleye, giving
them a total of 9
Travis Dushek, Fire and a catpounds.
My good pal, fish he wished would have been
Kohn, a walleye.
and his partner, Mike Glover, took second, and caught both
their fish in the first half hour of the day.
I watched each fish being weighed, and almost every one
weighed just over a pound. Travis and I felt no shame, as
we tried hard, played hard and laughed a lot.
In case anyone forgot, I am in the market for an upgrade
in the boat department.
We shall return.

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School District of
Cornell Minutes
March 23, 2015
The following are proceedings from the Cornell
School Board meeting
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held March 23, 2015.

Sikora, seconded by Seidlitz to approve the minutes of the Feb. 23, 2015,
regular session; approve
resignation of MS GBB

Town of Goetz
Regular Board Meeting


of Goetz will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Goetz Town
1) Roll call
2) Minutes
3) Treasurers report
4) Roads
5) Payment of bills
6) Adjourn
Tamee Foldy,
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Town of Birch Creek
Monthly Meeting


Birch Creek will hold a regular monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 7 p.m., at the Birch
Creek Town Hall at 26755 240th St.
1.Call meeting to order
2.Roll Call
3.Approve Minutes
4.Treasurers Report
5.Public Comment
6.Discussion and Action Items:
A. Blacktop Bids
B. Park Pavilion Bids
C. Road Man Position
D. Committee Reports
E. Correspondence
F. Payment of Bills
7.Set next meeting
8. Adjourn
Robin Stender, clerk
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Town of Cleveland
Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting will be held Monday, May

11, 2015, at the town hall (20470 St. Hwy. 64) at
3 p.m.
Financial report
Discussion & possible action on the following:
Recycling shed improvements
Road inspections report
Summer road work
Open and possible award of gravel bids
Weed eater purchase
Plans for hall grounds and planting
Set date for road ditch cleanup project
Review plan commission membership and next
Review road deeds and right-of-way ownership
Develop road-right of way ownership form
Payment of bills
Public input

Coach Crystal Bowe;

vouchers from Feb. 21,
2015, March 20, 2015,
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$1,573,203.47. Roll call
vote all aye. Wallerius
was absent. Motion car-

Town of Sigel
Sealed Bids

The Town of Sigel is requesting sealed gravel bids

to be opened at the Monday, May 11, 2015, regular
board meeting at 6 p.m.
Any questions, please contact Lennis Ramseier,
Paula Krouse,

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sikora, seconded by
Baker to adjourn. Roll call
vote all aye. Wallerius
was absent. Motion carried. Time 7:47 p.m.
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SALE: May 15-16, 8 a.m.,
Saturday half-price at noon,
27936 264th St., Holcombe,
WI 54745. 90 plus years of
antiques, tools, household
items, large volume of items,
1984 Pontiac Bonneville,
vintage J.D. 110 riding
mower with attachments,
Coast to Coast riding
mower, several boat motors,
trolling motor, lawn and garden tools, hand power tools,
Jiffy ice auger, fishing and
ice fishing equipment, milk
cans, toboggan sled, old radios, blue jars, ice cream
table and chairs, brass cash
register, antique slot machine, several old beer signs,
including Hamms motion
sign, Blatz, Grain Belt, Pabst
signs, china hutch, dressing
table, old musical instruments, Singer pedal sewing

Real Estate
FOR SALE: 40 acres of
land located 8 miles west of
Prentice on Pennington
Road. Well maintained forest
w/small cabin. Ideal for deer
and bear hunting. Contact
715-560-0591 after 6 p.m.

ducted by Estate Specialists

of Colby. 715-223-2825.
HUGE SALE: May 1416. NB-10 boys clothes,
youth helmets, adult and
adult plus size clothes, very
reasonable prices. Thursday
and Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.;
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 813
W. Limits Road, Athens.


(715) 288-6064


In house Machine Shop for
cylinder & Crankshaft Repair
Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Open some Saturdays - Please call ahead
Phone: (715) 288-6863 Fax: (715) 288-5999


Three older TVs, a lamp, a microwave, air tank, gas can, heater, two suitcases,
rabbit food, three tires with no rims, 2 mattress/box spring sets, 1 full size mattress,
baby stroller, pack and play, swing, kids table set, a rocking chair, an end table,
three tricycles, and boxes of miscellaneous canned goods, clothes and toys.

These items have been stored by Petznick Rentals in garage 2 and will be
sold at 950 N. Kelly St., Cadott, WI 54727. (715) 289-4755. Michael
Weiland/Teresa Garza garage 2 owner reserves the right to buy back property.
Please call on auction day to confirm sale.

Wanted To Buy
and used. Turn them into
ca$h or trade for a new one!

Shay Creek in Medford,


Real Estate

Tree Service

Professional Pruning & Removal

Fully Insured Free Quotes




715-568-3646. Reasonable
rates. Repair refrigerators,
freezers, walk-ins, ice makers and air conditioners.

LLC: Residential, commercial, remodeling, farms,
pump installation. Rick Petska, MP143877, 16163
190th Ave., Bloomer, WI
54724. Phone 715-288-6580.
STORAGE: Highway 27
in Holcombe and Cornell.
6x10, 10x12 and 10x24. $25
to $50. Call 715-595-4945 or
Stanley, Allis Chalmers, New
Holland, New Idea, Kover,
McCulloch chain saws; Little
Giant; Kelly Ryan and
Spread-Master spreaders.
Good farm equipment at all
times. For a better deal, see
us now. Expert repair service
on all makes and models.
FOR EFFECTIVE mosquito control for your outdoor event, or to just enjoy
your yard, call The Bug
Bomber 715-965-7592 or


1021 Regis Ct., Eau Claire, WI 54701

Dream Starter-Sunsets galore from this very large lot

in a much desired area. 1.57 acres, low elevation with
sandy frontage. Large boat house and a 3 bedroom, 2
bath home sits on this wooded lot. 882617 ....$369,900
So Much for So Little - 3 bedroom, 3 bath, very large
living and kitchen, dining areas on 4.5 acres with 500 ft.
of Lake Holcombe frontage. Come check it out. Unique
home or cabin built into the hill next to hundreds of Xcel
land. 877814 ...................................................$349,900
Clean as a Whistle - Beautifully landscaped property
with sprinkler system. Blacktop driveway with over 200
ft. of Lake Holcombe frontage. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, brick
and stone fireplace, full basement and 2 car garage.
Wonderful Lake home or cabin, low elevation, sandy
swimming, open kitchen and living area. Screen porch
could be made to a 3 or 4 season very easily, ceiling
and walls are insulated. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 26x36
garage. New roof in spring 2015 886469.......$259,900
Wonderful Cottage or Home on Lake Holcombe granite counters, wood floors, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large
living room and deck overlooking the lake/river. 1st floor
has in-floor heat. Part of home is over 100 yrs. old.
It was moved and added on to at its present location
in 2006 Survey to be completed before closing.
857131 ..........................................................$199,900
Waterfront home w/garage and highway location. So
many choices for this property, nice low elevation on a
channel close to main part of Lake Holcombe. Could
use part of the 3.4 acres for a business as it is a highway
location. 880719 .............................................$199,900
Wonderful views from this great year around cabin on
Lake Holcombe. New septic in 86, new roof in 7/12,
new hot water heater 6/09, will leave most furnishings.
Cute as a button, 2 bedroom Lake Holcombe cabin w/a
car port & boat house narrow lot w/384 foot frontage.

Industrial - Commercial - Residential - Farm

21692 Cty. Hwy. E
Cornell, WI 54732

The following list of items will be sold and/or

disposed of Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 9 a.m.

Your Holcombe Area Realtor

Coldwell Banker, Brenizer, Realtors
(715) 829-4427 (715) 838-2141




FOR SALE: 120 acre

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

Sue Sutor

machine, vintage lamps, RW

crocks, cookware, jars, Waterfall three-piece dining
room set, jewelry, beer
glasses, carnival, depression,
Pyrex glass, sofa, love seat,
reclining chair, single bed,
Maytag wringer washer, aluminum boat with trailer, and
so much more. Well worth
the trip. No early sales. Cash
only. No checks. Sale con-


THRIFT SALE: Thursday,
May 14, Friday, May 15,
7:45-5, and Saturday, May
16, 7:45-? Household items,
clothes, Beanie Babies,
Leinenkugels items, water
fountain, pond, Disney VHS
tapes, guitar, 1/2 mile south
of Cadott golf course, 24371
County Highway X.
May 9, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 113
South 7th St., Cornell. Vintage wooden toys and
glasses, stand, suitcases, golf
bag, weights, skis, microwave, dish sets, light fixtures, DVDs, books, toys,
small bed, lots of clothes, infant to XXL, lots of miscellaneous.


Your Cornell/Lake Holcombe

Area Realtors

Thane Page
Cell: 715.202.3194

Kay Geist
Cell: 715.577.2193

REDUCED AGAIN: 15 unit motel plus living quarters on

Hwy. 27 north of Holcombe. MLS 882165 ..........$115,900
2 bedroom, waterfront - Lake Holcombe, water
view from kitchen, dining area, living room and family
room. Easy access to big lake and county park. MLS
877809 ...............................................................$179,900
Country living at its best! - Spacious, classic 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home near Lake Holcombe. Wooded,
secluded setting! This is a must see, stunning home! MLS
1+ BEDROOM - Good starter home: Handicap accessible. Home has open concept. New steel roof, vinyl siding, 30x36 garage-insulated. In floor heat, walking
distance to Cornell. MLS#885964 ......................$89,999
Nice quiet neighborhood Cornell: See this very nice
2 bedroom, 2 bath trailer with a 2 car detached garage.
City sewer and water. MLS#888050 ..................$49,900
3 acre lot with road access to properties from 2 different roads: The property has deeded access to the
lake, which is walking distance from the property. Lot
could possibly be divided into 2 lots. Electric & telephone
at street. MLS#885206.......................................$35,000
Walking distance to Lake Holcombe: 2 bedroom home
on a double lot. Storage shed - could be a cabin, 12 additional acres across road, has lots of wildlife.
MLS#879485 .....................................................$69,900
1+ Bedroom walking distance to Lake Holcombe off
Hwy 27: Full basement, big yard, private. 1 1/2 car
garage. MLS#879651 ........................................$69,999
Built for the wildlife enthusiast, & located on an 8 1/2
acre lot: With over 330' of wilderness lake frontage,
connected to 4,000 acres of county forest land. Large
deck, 2 fire rings along the lake, game room & 12 seat
movie theater on lower level. 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
MLS#883181 ...................................................$399,750

Farm Machinery
FARMALL 706 gas 301 3
point, new paint, tires, 2,730
hours, $9,000. 10-20 McCormick Deering, rubber,

steel very good. $2,500.715785-7365.


Card of Thanks


Thursday, May 7, 2015


For Rent
FOR RENT: 1/2 months
free rent on 1 and 2 bedroom
apartments available in
Cadott or Stanley. Security
deposit specials. 2 great locations. Close to school. Call
FOR RENT: 1, 2 and 3
bedroom apartments available in Cadott or Stanley.
Security deposit specials.
Two great locations. Close
to schools. Call 715-2894755.

FOR RENT: Two, 2 bedroom apartments on Main

Street in Cornell. Within
walking distance of schools,
pharmacy and post office.
Call CPMC at 715-8583445.
House for rent between
Owen and Greenwood, $345
month plus utilities. No pets.

HELP WANTED: Parttime bartenders, waitresses

and cooks. Please apply in
person at Paradise Shores in
HELP WANTED: Livein manager. Apply at Paradise
Shores in Holcombe.

HELP WANTED: Housekeepers. Apply in person

at Paradise Shores, Holcombe.
Home weekends, hauling
livestock, hauling feed,
CDL license preferable,
starting out at 35 cents per


53 DRY van 1998 for

storage only $2,500. ProForm treadmill can connect

to computer, VCR, CD
player $500. 715-490-5527.

Life Enrichment Director


Cornell Area Care Center is currently seeking a Life Enrichment Director (Activities & Life Enrichment Department) to
be responsible for the supervision of the activity program designed to meet the needs and interests of the residents of the
nursing center. Understanding of the social, psychological and
recreational needs of the residents is essential.
The qualified candidate must be an activity professional
who possesses a CTRS, a Degree in Therapeutic Recreation
or a COTA. Two or more years of experience as an activities
professional in a health care setting is required.
Qualified candidates may apply online at
We are located at:
320 N. 7th St.
Cornell, WI 54732
For more information please call us at 715-239-6288. EOE

driving and drag line experience. Call 715-650-7235.

To Advertise Call
(715) 861-4414
or (715) 289-4978

Like the outdoors?

We have the perfect job!

Meat Processors


Misc. For Sale

mile. Sign on bonus. 715654-7023 or 715-610-1082,

ask for Mark.
modern dairy with truck
driving, fieldwork, tractor

Badger Unified has immediate openings for foremen, trimmers and groundmen. What do you qualify
for? We trim trees/brush around electric power lines
using chain saws, wood chippers, dump truck etc. We
will train to safely use our equipment but previous experience is helpful. Work only days, no weekends or
shifts. Full-time, year round opportunities with competitive wage and excellent benefits. Your skills and
qualifications allow you to determine how fast you advance and increase your wages. Local placement in Eau
Claire/Chippewa counties.
Download an application at,
click on CONTACT US or call 715-210-8913.
Apply by May 15 ~ APPLY TODAY!

at 304 South Main Street, Cadott, has available, beautiful 1 bedroom apartments for disabled or senior households. One story building, nice floor plan, community
room, coin operated laundry on site. One unit is specific
HC with roll in shower. Rent includes water, sewer,
garbage and hot water. Section 8 vouchers welcome.

Landmark Company


Help Wanted

Grandview Apartments




Industries Inc.
Now hiring for Production Trainees on all 3 shifts.
Prior experience preferred but not necessary. We
offer competitive pay, possible performance based
incentive pay after 60-days, paid time off, health-life
insurance, shift differential, and a good safe working
environment. 401K savings, disability and dental
benefits are also available. You can apply in person
or mail resume thru May 8, 2015, to:
SFR Industries, Inc.
Attn: Production Ad
652 Tower Drive - Cadott, WI 54727
Resumes may also be E-Mailed to materials@sfr


Crescent Meats is a growing family oriented meat processor who prides itself on
providing superior quality food products to various markets. We are located in a rural setting between Cornell and
Cadott and are seeking additional team members to join
our team due to our growth. If you are a motivated individual who takes pride in providing quality products this
may be an excellent opportunity for you.
Crescent Meats is seeking full-time and part-time
team members who have experience in one or more of
the following skill sets: meat packaging, labeling, meat
grinding, meat cutting, sausage making and slaughter.
Crescent Meats is an equal opportunity employer and
offers a competitive benefit package and wages.
If you have the required experience and desire to be
part of a growing company submit your resume to:
Crescent Meats, 15332 Highway 27 Cadott, WI 54727
Attn. Human Resources or apply in person.


Thursday, May 7, 2015




Excellence in Education Banquet - Continued from Front

the real world, she said not everything turns out as planned
in life.
My final message to you is to be intentional, but to embrace change, Hecker said.
A month prior to the banquet, Hecker was laid off from her
13-year position at Target, and the same day, passed her real
estate exam. Hecker said for the last five years, she planned
to work for her husbands business in real estate, and although her layoff was unexpected, she was excited for her
new journey to begin.
It gave me confidence to know that I was always looking
ahead, Hecker added. My advice is to be in the drivers
seat, and really own your own destiny.
She encouraged students to plan ahead as they move forward with their futures, and suggested they be curious,
choose the more uncomfortable path, and focus on emotional intelligence and
throughout their lives.
I really wanted to sincerely congratulate all of
you, Hecker said. Ireally
wish all of you the courage
that its going to take to
make your dreams a reality.
Following the speech, students and their educators
spoke on the reasons why
each were chosen.
Dustin Boehm, Cornell,
chose his mother, Stacey
Boehm, as his educator because he said she inspired
him to succeed. His mother
said she is proud of the man
her son has become.
Brianna Johnson, Cornell,
picked her grandfather, Ron
Johnson, as her educator.
Her grandfather says she
continues to amaze him with

Continued from Front

Counties, but after getting
chased he got lost and ended
up getting the stolen vehicle
stuck in an unknown
wooded area, and abandoned it.
Looking at the route traveled while in Chippewa
County, Kowalczyk says although there werent any
long stretches where he
could get into the extreme
high rate of speed, the
driver still knowingly fled
from officers.
Ashbacher is still in custody as of deadline, and the
Medford Police Department
has referred the case to the
Taylor County District Attorneys office for Operating
a Motor Vehicle Without
Owners Consent.
(The) investigation is
still continuing, and additional charges may result as
reports are being forwarded
to adjacent law enforcement
agencies, said Coyer.

her hard work and love of learning.

Gretchen Schroeder, Cornell, chose Matt Amundson, her
chemistry teacher. Schroeder said she never thought she
would like chemistry until Amundsons classes, and now she
chose to pursue a career in pharmacy.
For Lake Holcombe students, Danielle Gygi said she chose
Barb VanDoorn because of her guidance and belief she had
in Gygi. VanDoorn said Gygi is always intense and takes
everything she does to another level, and says she is intensely proud of Gygi.
Breanna Ducommun picked her family and consumer education teacher Amanda Wysocki, because she said Wysocki
taught her what she needs to know as an adult. Wysocki said
of all the great traits Ducommun has, her personality is the

Katelyn Ruhde picked her father, Tim Ruhde, who she

shared 13 years in the same school with and said she truly
enjoyed it. Tim said since the day Katelyn was born, shes
been daddys little girl and grew up to be his little nerd.
Next year will be the first time in 13 years we wont be in
the same school, he said. I hope I make it; Iknow shell do
just fine.
The final two honored guests at the banquet were outstanding educators Erica Deitelhoff, from Cornell, and Pam
Starkey, from Lake Holcombe. VanDoorn said the entire staff
at each school appoints these educators for their great qualities and all the work they do.
It is a great honor to be recognized here, VanDoorn said.
Iknow those of us chosen by the students feel great about