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DECEMBER 29, 2011

In an attempt to save the taxpayers money the Village may look into a well rehab project for the new well located at the Hartzell softball field due to high arsenic levels detected. Public Works Director Cory Davis explained the issue to the Village board at their most recent meeting. Davis explained additional testing was performed in a three-stage test.

The Turtle Lake Lioness Club donated towards the S.O.S. Christmas Project at Turtle Lake Schools. Accepting the donation from Lioness Pat Hoffman was Alexis Kirk, Dane Thompson, Jolayne Cross, Shelby Graf, Hope Kuhl, Victoria Westlund, Ashley Lahti and Jesseca Kuster.

District Administrator Sherry Baker presented the school board with a power point presentation at their Monday, December 19th meeting. The power point presentation was on the budget projection and a possible referendum.

The Laker boys split a pair of games last week but were able to keep hold of their share of the conference lead with the Clayton Bears as they downed the Shell Lake Lakers 54-50 on Tuesday night then fell to the undefeated Siren Dragons on Thursday night in a non-conference match-up. Tanner Arnold led the way against Shell Lake with 15 points. Casey Catlin had 13 points and Nick Herzan added 8. Andrew Davis paced the Lakers against Siren with 12. Kyle Steffen had 11 and Tanner Arnold added 9.

The Laker gals ran their overall record to 6-1, 2-0 conference, this past week defeating the Siren Dragons in overtime at home and enter the holiday break in second place in the Central Lakeland Conference. Toria Weslund led the Lakers with 16 points. Ashley Lahti had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Lizzie Braml added 7 points.

The Turtle Lake/ Clayton wrestling team traveled to Glenwood City on Tuesday night to compete in a triple dual. They came out of the meet with one win and two losses. In the first two duals they lost 52-21 to Unity and 64-18 to Glenwood City. They came back in the third meet to defeat Baldwin-Woodvill 42-27. Against Unity Damion Blechinger and Hunter Cardinal won by pins. Brock Lien won by a 5-2 decision. In the Glenwood City dual Hunter Cardinal, Tristan Truttmann and Brock Lien each won by pin. Against Baldwin-Woodville Aaron Johnson, Brock Lien and Hunter Cardinal all scored pins.



DECEMBER 27, 2001

Trinity Crosby, age 7, of Turtle Lake elementary school, was the first place winner of the 5-7 year old age group of the Fire Prevention & Safety Drawing Contest sponsored by the Alpha Theta Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County. Presenting Trinity with her certificates were UW-Barron County PTK member Danielle Tarman and PTK President Kristen King.

The Turtle Lake/Clayton wrestlers won both of their dual meets in a triangular meet with Frederic and Bruce last Thursday night at Turtle Lake. In the first meet the Lakers defeated Frederic 57-12. Travis Yoder, Mike Knight and Kenton Olsvig scored pins and Alan Broker won by decision 5-4. In the third meet the Lakers defeated Bruce 38-28. Nathan Flottum, Travis Yoder and Luke Paulson won by pin. Tim Vink and Kenton Olsvig scored major decisions and Kel Klingelhoets and Bob Popenhagen won by regular decision.

After completing their first two-game winning streak of the season the girls fell apart last Tuesday evening as they headed into the Christmas break on the heels of a 61-31 loss to the Shell Lake Lakers. Amanda Hamble led the Lakers with 11 and Beth Soldner added 8.

The Laker guys let another close one slip away last Tuesday night as the Shell Lake Lakers came to town and stole a 58-51 win from the locals. Sean Stalpes led the Lakers with 17. Justin Hoffman added 16 and Eric Nordquist had 10.



DECEMBER 26, 1991

The 8th Annual North Country Cooking Contest is looking for recipes in five categories. Wisconsin residents can enter original recipes in the following categories – main dish, breads and rolls, desserts, salads and ethnic foods. All recipes, with the exception of ethnic foods, must contain two or more dairy products. Contestants may submit one recipe per category.

Winners of the top awards from the Barron County Junior Jersey Association were Jody Gill, Cumberland, Top DHIC Record and Outstanding Jersey member; Stacy Saffert, Rice Lake, Ervin Scribner Memorial; and Brent Young, Hillsdale, Most Enthusiastic Younger Member.



DECEMBER 31, 1981

Apple River Memorial Hospital, Amery, has received a two-year stamp of approval for providing quality patient care from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH), according to Dr. Ted Kittell, hospital administrator.

On Tuesday, January 12, 1982, at 8:00 p.m., the newly formed Turtle Lake Lioness Club will hold its first monthly meeting in the Turtle Lake Grade School IMC Center. This meeting also marks the beginning of our pre-Chapter Night membership drive.



DECEMBER 30, 1971

The District FFA Parliamentary Procedure contest was held Thursday, December 16, at Shell Lake High School. Turtle Lake was runner up to Rice Lake in the competition, receiving a silver award for their performance. Other school participating were Spooner, Shell Lake and Prairie Farm. Turtle Lake FFA members taking part in the contest were Lyle Groves, Bob Gores, Ray Hansen, Jeff Harland, Kevin Splett, Darrel Gross and advisor Mr. Dennis Kragness.

The local Housing Committee consisting of Harvey McCann, Clarence Lueck and John Strasser, in cooperation of Wm. Bay, Impact 7, are most anxious to have area persons complete the housing survey now being conducted in the Turtle Lake area. It is quite important for everyone to participate in this survey whether the consider moving into such housing if it becomes available or not.

This Sunday, January 2, snowmobile enthusiasts will participate in a gala Snowmobile Rodeo to he held at Corktown, at the junction of Hwy. 8 and Cty. P at Almena. Starting time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with eight events to be held. Included are pole race, shovel race, barrel race in open classes, barrel race for juniors 12 or under, rescue race, team relay race, open class, powder puff, women only, Senior Citizen race, 40 or over for men or women.

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