10 YEARS AGO
APRIL 26, 2012
Present Commander of the Donalds-Hylkema American Legion Post 137, Stretch Broker, presented Darwin Platter, Turtle Lake, with a certificate commemorating his 50 years of membership in the Legion. Platter has served as Commander on two occasions, 1964 – 65 and 1977 – 78.
For the third consecutive year the Turtle Lake Garden Club, and numerous volunteers and donators, will host the Community Garden. After a nearly perfect growing season that saw gardens struggling at times to keep up with the bountiful produce, additional plats have been added to the garden this year.
On Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Turtle Lake Police Department will be participating with Barron County law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (SEA) to give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Jakob Thomas Braml, age 18, from Turtle Lake, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts – the Eagle Award. Braml is one of approximately 4-percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Bill Pletzer. Jakob was recognized in ceremonies earlier in the year.
The Turtle Lake/Clayton girls softball team belted 21 hits in 50 plate appearances, scoring 26 runs while pitcher Masyn Lien and the defense gave up no runs on four hits, 10 walks and 10 strikeouts in two games last week, winning both by five-inning shutouts. On Tuesday the girls exploded for 9 fifth inning runs, winning 12-0. On Thursday the girls kept up their winning ways with a second five inning shutout, 14-0 win over the Clear Lake Warriors at home.
20 YEARS AGO
MAY 2, 2002
The St. Croix Casino & Hotel is a decade old in May and is celebrating with six days of special events and prize giveaways, including a Business Expo, two May 15 shows by country legend John Anderson, a Tae Kwon Do exhibition, a two-day polkathon, drawings for $10,000 in cash – and more. One lucky casino guest will even win a new car.
Graduation exercises will be held on Friday evening, May 17, 2002, at 8:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium, for the 86th Graduating Class of the Turtle Lake High School. Ellen Skrupky has been named the Class of 2002’s Valedictorian while Sean Stalpes was named the Salutatorian.
Mr.Greg Becker, Turtle Lake PTSA representative, donated a check in the amount of $300 to Mr. Jim Connell, Turtle Lake elementary principal. The money will be used for elementary students that have hardship cases and do not have the ability to pay necessary fees for field trips, etc.
Why does the Village need a new sewer plant was just one of the questions explained to residents in regards to the increase in the village sewer rates. If the new plant isn’t built yet, why are our rates being raised now?, Will our rates be raised again after the plant construction in complete?, Can’t the Village get some grant monies to help defray the costs? And won’t Turtle Lake sewer rates be higher than other communities in our area?, were just a few of others that were asked.
Nick Cordes, Knights of Columbus Council 7848 Grand Knight, presented a check in the amount of $300.00 to Lois Arneson of Lakeland Manor apartments. Lois was the victim of a fire recently and lost much of her belongings. The monies presented was from the Knights of Columbus State Charity Raffle Fund.
30 YEARS AGO
APRIL 30, 1992
“Regarding the proposed cutback of Don Dipprey’s teaching contract, I want to inform you that the FFA Alumni is very fond of this guy and will do whatever is necessary to keep him”, stated Reine Glaubitz during the public comment portion of the Monday evening meeting of the Turtle Lake School board. The Turtle Lake School Administration had recommended the full layoff of Ms. Patricia Hutchison, a first grade teacher, and reducing the contracts of Ms. Sybil Thompson, Home Economics teacher, and Mr. Donald Dippery, Vocational Agriculture teacher, to half contracts each.
Dahlberg, Inc. of Turtle Lake conducted a tour of their place of business for educators from all school districts in Barron County. School personnel had the opportunity to tour local businesses April 15th to see and discuss technological changes, to discover new methods of management, and to find out what skills and abilities employers will be looking for from today’s students as they enter the work force.
Turtle Lake fourth grade students, and their teachers, Miss Paine and Mrs. Hagen, recently enjoyed a learning experience about making maple syrup at the Hedstrom farm at Prairie Farm. The students went through the steps of making maple syrup, such as tapping the trees, collecting and cooking the sap and tasting. The children were treated to a dish of ice cream with maple syrup on it.
40 YEARS AGO
APRIL 29, 1982
On Sunday, May 2nd, Zion Lutheran Church will commemorate the elimination of their debt on the entrance addition which was built in 1976, at a cost of approximately $76,000. There will be a prayer of thanksgiving during the 10:30 a.m. morning service and a dinner will be served at noon.
Over 350 students representing 23 area high schools competed in the 14th Annual High School Business Skills Competition held Wednesday, April 21 at the Rice Lake Campus of the Indianhead Technical Institute. The coveted award to the top typist of the day – a portable typewriter – was won by Susan Palas of Turtle Lake High School. Susan typed 74 correct words per minute on a five-minute writing.
The Turtle Lake Lions Club donated $2825.00 to the Turtle Lake Village Project. Harvey McCann presented Marvin Johnson, Village Administrator, a check for $2825.00 that will go toward bathrooms and project work in the park.
On Tuesday, April 13, Scott Stary found a young eagle that had apparently been shot this past winter on the Town Line Road north of Range. He contacted Mr. LeRoy Kingsbury, who, with Ray Hansen, accompanied Scott to get the bird. Mr. Kingsbury contacted the National Wildlife people and requested an application be sent to the Turtle Lake High School to have the bird preserved and kept at the school in the biology department. Application has been received and completed and according to Mr. Kingsbury it appears the permission will be granted.
50 YEARS AGO
APRIL 27, 1972
Word has been received by Village President A.J. Perrault that Barron County has completed signing up all municipalities in the county-wide low cost for the elderly and low-income housing programs. The next step will be to submit the application to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office in Milwaukee. After this has been done a committee will visit each municipality to determine the units needed. Earlier this year the Turtle Lake Lions Club and Impact Seven conducted a survey on the housing needs of the area. As a result of this survey, to date over 160 applications have been received by the Lions Club.
Steven Hanson, Almena, recently received a pure bread Holstein heifer calf from the Turtle Lake FFA Chapter. This calf is part of the chapter’s Calf Ring. The calf was purchased from Perley Haugerud, Amery, by Warren Shortess after his cow had two bull calves in a row. This is the eighth year the Calf Ring has been in operation by the local chapter.
A new plat book of Polk County has been published by Rockford Map Publishers. It is sponsored by the Polk County 4-H Leaders Federation and Polk Count Agricultural Committee. The cost of the new book is $5.00, including sales tax. They are available at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Office in Balsam Lake or from 4-H Clubs.