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A Look Back At The Times


DECEMBER 1, 2011

At the past regular monthly meeting of the Turtle Lake Village Board, Public Works Director Cory Davis, along with Sue Wojtkiewicz, of SEH, explained they would like to do some additional testing of the new well to determine where the arsenic levels are coming from. It was originally believed a plug at the bottom of the well had failer, however, Wojtkiewicz explained it could be from a drop in the water levels that could be causing the issue.

Each year, Love Light Tree lighters are selected from the community to light the trees which remember those who have passed away and those who are being honored. This year the Tadd Fredrocl family, of Turtle Lake, was selected as the tree lighters in memory of Angelique “Angel” Fredrick, a former emergency medical technician (EMT) at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland. Angel passed away unexpectedly in September in an ATV accident.

A call around survey of 600-plus deer registration stations all across Wisconsin, completed Tuesday, shows a preliminary harvest total of 226,260 deer for the just completed nine-day gun deer hunting season, up 3.6-percent from 2010. At the same time hunters posted the second all around safest season on record with no fatalities recorded during the nine-day season.

The Turtle Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor it’s seventh annual Chamber Christmas Saturday, December 3, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Parkview Methodist Church fellowship hall. The official lighting of Lights in the Park and the live nativity scene will take place at 6:00 p.m.



NOVEMBER 29, 2001

The village crew was out early Tuesday morning plowing the streets after the first winter storm of the season dumped anywhere from four inches to a foot of snow throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. With the temperatures hovering just below freezing, this snow fall was one of those heavy ones, causing roads to become slippery and treacherous. The storm was bad enough this time that the Turtle Lake schools were closed for the first time in five or six years. By the time the morning business traffic hit the village crew had done an excellent job in opening up the streets.

Kris Wick, a 6th grade student at Turtle Lake, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the local Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Turtle Lake Lions Club. Second place winner was Heather Peterson and the third place winner was Molly Stafne.

Preliminary totals from deer registration stations across the state indicate hunters kill 151,929 deer over the first two days of Wisconsin/s nine-day gun deer hunting season. The kill is down approximately 24% from 2000’s record opening weekend harvest of 200,628, but is still near the 10-year average count of 155,247 for opening weekend.

After rushing for 1936 yards and leading the Lakers to an undefeated conference title and into the Level III playoff game, senior running back Sean Stalpes was awarded All-State honors as a first team running back. Sean averaged 8-1/2 yards per carry this season, scored 31 rushing touchdowns and sixteen two-point conversions, caught six passes for 151 yards and a touchdown, and was one of the staples of the Laker defense.



NOVEMBER 28, 1991

A total of 470 deer were registered at Laker Country Sports in Turtle Lake on Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of the 1991 gun deer season. Of this total 187 were bucks and 283 were antlerless. The first deer of the 1991 gun season to be registered was a 132-lb., 6-point buck, by Greg Leisz.

The Laker girls opened the 1991-92 basketball season with a non-conference, 60-55, win over St. Croix Falls last Tuesday night. The Lakers jumped out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter as Jackie Young found the range, scoring three field goals and four freethrows for 10 of the first 16 points. Young led all scorers with 20 points. Julie Koenig and Heidi Scribner added 15 and 10 respectively.

Judy DeFlorian, S.O.S. (Students Offering Support) advisor at Turtle Lake High School, accepted a check from Reine Glaubits of the Turtle Lake FFA Alumni. The donation of $100 was given to the S.O.S. to help them continue their work in offering peer support to fellow students needing help academically, socially and/or personally.



DECEMBER 3, 1981

Mr. RA “Ron” Fischer retired from his position with Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) on Sept. 1, 1981, after 47 years of service. Ron started working for the Turtle Lake Co-op Creamery on May 1, 1934, From 1942 to 1969 he held the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Turtle Lake Co-op Creamery. From 1969 to retirement he was the Division Controller of the AMPI Turtle Lake – Boyceville Division. Ron was honored with a check and a clock at a recent retirement party that included local office staff and key personnel, plus some of the present directors.

Wrestling action will begin December 1 when the Laker wrestlers grapple with the Luck

Cardinals at Luck. The first week of December will be a busy one for the squad. After tackling the Luck Cardinals the Lakers will take on Flambeau in the first home match of the season. On Saturday, December 5 they travel to Cumberland for a triple duel against St. Croix Central, Baldwin-Woodville and Cumberland.



DECEMBER 1, 1971

On Saturday, November 20, a delegation of Turtle Lake FHA members presentred a Thanksgiving Program of Songs at the Extended Care Unit in Cumberland. Rachel Splett arranged the program and also made favors for the residents’ trays.

On December 5th, starting at 12-noon, there will be a snowmobile show held at the County Dam at Hwys. 8 & 46. The show will feature many different makes and models of snowmobiles and accessories. You will be able to view Rupp, Bolens, Scorpion, Evinrude, Polaris, SnoJet, Alouette, Ski Doo, Moto Ski, Mercury, Arctic Cat, Roll-O-Flex, Raider, Skiroule and Suzuki.

The All-Stars of the Turtle Lake Lions Club have challenged the Town Trotters of the Clayton Lions Club to a basketball exhibition to be played at halftime at the Clayton vs Turtle Lake game Tuesday night, December 7th in the Turtle Lake gym. Both teams have been in training and now the biggest problem is to decide which of the many all-stars will start. However, we have been assured both teams will be at full strength and ready to go.

The Lakers journeyed to Weyerhaeusr Tuesday evening and dropped a 45 to 53 decision to the Wildcats in a non-conference game. Mark Wick led the Lakers with 15 points followed by Dan Tornio with 14.

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