A LOOK BACK AT THE TIMES
NOVEMBER 24, 2011
The Turtle Lake Lions Club and the Turtle Lake High School SOS students (Students Offering Support) began their annual Christmas Drive recently. The Lions and SOS are asking nfor monetary donations, which are then used to purchase groceries, new clothes and toys for needy families and children.
Varying conditions on opening weekend, from no snow on Saturday to a couple of inches on Sunday, helped bring the deer harvest numbers up a bit statewide, but they are still down from a year ago locally.
Linda (Sele) Burris, daughter of Delores and Willis Selle, Turtle Lake, recently received recognition in the Blue Ridge Regional Care Facility. Burris was recognized for her extraordinary achievement in the individualized care she provides the residents in the facility. Burris works for the Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, which is a long-term care out-patient rehabilitation facility.
Almena Sportsman’s Club President, Nate Hubbard, accepts a check for $250.00 from Randy Miller, owner of Miller’s Sports Bar to go towards their hunter education program. Miller has been a large supported of the program and annually donates to different organizations throughout the area.
The 1954 graduating class of Turtle Lake High School held their 57th Class Reunion Sept. 14 at the Almena Vets Club. Twenty-three class members attended.
The Turtle Lake school PEP Grant’s first purchases arrived. This week 14 Wii gaming systems, along with 28 Wii games, arrived for all PK-5 classrooms. This will provide students with active indoor recess activities. Mayo Health System also donated 250 pedometers. Additional pedometers were purchased to provide every student with their own pedometer during testing periods.
20 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 22, 2001
Hunters participating in the opening of Wisconsin’s nine-day regular gun deer season were treated to unseasonably warm temperatures that made for great conditions to enjoy the out-of-doors, but left many hunters wondering where the deer were, and other hunters scrambling to find ways of cooling down the deer they shot. Locally, Laker Country Sport and Convenience in Turtle Lake registered 355 deer on opening weekend.
The Turtle Lake Music Boosters and Bermann’s Greenhouse are teaming up to bring you holiday plants. This sale will go on through Tuesday, November 27 and arrival of the plants are expected Monday, December 10 and 17. With the proceeds from this sale the Turtle Lake Music Boosters wisll purchase band shells which will be used for all K-12 concerts. The band shells are walls used behind the students which project the sound out towards the audience. These shells cost $5,500 and will benefit the students, the audience, and enhance the Turtle Lake music department.
30 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 21, 1991
Almena, a Barron County community of 625 persons, has recently been honored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Community Development Society for its coordinate community-wide effort in economic development known as “The Almena Idea”. This award, presented to Almena at the Society’s Annual Convention in Appleton, is presented to a Wisconsin community for outstanding planning, design, and implementation of a program which successfully addresses either a single aspect or multiple aspects of community life. Special emphasis is based upon quality, innovativeness, completeness, transferability, and implementation.
A completely new form of property tax relief will be available to most Barron County homeowners on this year’s property tax bill, Marla Thompson, Barron County Treasurer announces. The new “lottery credit”, financed by proceeds from the state lottery, will provide an average benefit of between $125 and $150, It is based on the first $8.200 of a qualifying home’s value times the school tax rate. The credit is only available for owner-occupied homes.
Turtle Lake’s Food Pantry, a joint effort by the churches in Turtle Lake, is in need of non-perishable food items. Although the need for these items is a year-round need, it becomes more evident during holiday periods. Receiving food items from the Food Pantry can help make the holiday period a little brighter for needy families in the area.
40 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 26, 1981
Four Barron County grocery stores have donated Thanksgiving turkeys to the residents of five senior citizens apartment buildings owned by the Barron County Housing Authority. Stores donating the turkeys include Holiday Village, Cumberland; Becker’s Super Valu, Turtle Lake; Erickson’s, and Hansen’s, Barron. Receiving the turkeys were Berger-Woodlan Manor, Barron; Lakeland Manor, Turtle Lake; Norvin Chateau, Haugen; Parkview Manor, Dallas; and Riverview Manor, Prairie Farm.
An unknown amount of cash and liquor was taken by a person, or persons, unknown in a break-in early Monday morning, November 23, 1981, at Turtle Inn, a well-known supper club located on Upper Turtle Lake. Entry was gained by cutting out the glass in a kitchen window. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Walshm owners/managers of the supper club report they left the business at approximately 2:00 a.m. The break-in nwas discovered at approximately 6:00 a.m. by Lee Williams when she came to work.
Thanks to the generosity of the Village of Turtle Lake residents the One Fund Drive for 1981 reached an all-time high of $3074.00. Every year since it started there has been an increase in contributions and has kept pace with increases in inflation. Checks have been mailed to the various local organizations and the distribution report has been completed.
A goal of $2,000 for the Hjalmer and Marion Lindberg scholarship fund was announced today by Sid Horman, Master of Ceremonies for the Lindberg testimonial dinner which will be held at Turtle Inn at 6:30 on Tuesday, December 1. Horman also states an outstanding roster of speakers has been engaged for the event, including such luminaries as Walt Knutson, Gerald Olson, Wally Larson, Arnold Ellison, Lyman Erickson, Henry Becker, Dan D’Amico, RE Miller, Bob Koser, Judy Generau, Don Wick, Milt Ostermann and Clarence Raffesberger.
50 YEARS AGO
NOVEMBER 25, 1971
In connection with Impact 7 the Lions Club of Turtle Lake are now making a special employment survey. It hopefully will cover some 600 households in the Turtle Lake trade area, both rural and local. Each and every home may not be called upon as most members of this special committee are well acquainted with each family and will be able to fill out the form for them.
Local hunters chalked up fair success in the opening days of the 1971 deer hunting season. With a bucks-only season north of Hwy. 8 mostly bucks were registered at Pat’s Standard Station. A total of 49 bucks and party deer thus far this year as compared to 39 deer registered at this station during the first three days in 1970.
A former Turtle Lake coach, Al Anderson, and his Unity Eagles hosted the Turtle Lake Lakers at the Unity gym last Thursday night and reversed the host act by downing the Lakers by a 94 to 52 score. Dan Tornio led the Lakers with 15 points, Steve Lueck added 10 and Warren Shortess had 9.
The Laker grapplers were defeated by Chippewa Falls 33-17. Dave Quade, Alex Messicci, Mike Klingelhoets, Randy King, Ray Popenhagen and Tom Braml were winners for the Lakers. On Tuesday, Nov. 23 the Lakers will face Amery, at Turtle Lake.