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A Look Back At The Times


JUNE 7, 2012

After many hours of volunteer service, Grace Community Church will invite the public to the dedication and Open House on Sunday, June 10th. The dedication service will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Community Open House will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. In addition to the dedication and Ope House, Jesse Hamble nd 513 Free will perform in an outdoor concert beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Dustin Coomer presented a check on behalf of the Turtle Lake middle school Student Council to Trudy Stachowiak, President of the Friends of the Turtle Lake Libray, in the amount of $200. This donation is matched by a local donor as are all contributions through the month of September.

The Horseshoe Lake Improvement Association invites the public to the Horseshoe Lake Public Landy located on Cty. T-Horseshoe Drive, Turtle Lake, on Saturday, June 9 for a presentation by Kaitlin Holm, Polk County Information Specialist at 9:00 a.m. A short information packed hour is planned.

Eight-year old Amie West, Turtle Lake, recently donated a 14-inch ponytail to the Locks for Love program. This is Amie’s second time donating to the worthwhile program. She had her hair cut Thursday, May 31 at Kuts-N-Kurls. Stylist/owner Lori Cordes performed the trim.

Turtle Lake/Clayton golfers Mitch Ross and Derek Munklewitz qualified and competed in the WIAA State Division III High School Golf Tournament. After the first round Mitch was tied for first with an opening round of 77. Mitch couldn’t repeat the outstanding performance on Tuesday but still shot a respectable 85 and finished the state tournament in a tie for ninth place. Derek had an opening round of 112 but cut off strokes in the second round, finishing with a 93.



JUNE 13, 2002

Nick Cordes, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 7848, presented a check to Don Eckwall, and son, of Turtle Lake. The Eckwalls were the victim of a recent house fire and lost almost everything in the fire. The check is from funds from the State Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle and are used statewide to help out families that suffer from accidents such as this.

On Wednesday, June 11, 1952, the Village of Turtle Lake saw the birth of a new service organization. Sponsored by the Friendly Valley Lions Club, St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls, the Turtle Lake Lions Club was formed. On Saturday evening, June 8, the Lions celebrated their 50th Anniversary at Das Lach Haus in Cumberland.

Five UW-BC Charger athletes were recognized for their academic/athletic excellence during the 2001-2002 academic year at the annual athletic banquet held at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County on May 1. Kristen King, Turtle Lake, was named as the UW-BC Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) Scholar-Athlete and was also named to the Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association Distinguished Academic All-State team.

The Village maintenance department, along with assistance from Excel Energy, installed on of two new weather warning sirens in the Village of Turtle Lake. The Village board approved the purchase of one siren this year and the purchase of another siren next year. After reviewing the existing sirens after the Siren tragedy, it was discovered the older sirens did not have a battery backup. This meanit once the power was out the siren was dead. The new sirens have battery backup, are installed on a pole and use a 360-degree warning radius as they turn.



JUNE 11, 1992

SSG Corporation recently honored 32 Auto Stop managers at St. Croix Meadows in Hudson, Wisconsin. During the Achievement Awards Dinner, four Auto Stop stores were recognized for their special performance during 1991. Among managers recognized was Bren Just, Turtle Lake Auto Stop. This is the second consecutive year Brent has received this award.

The Village of Almena welcomed new businesses to the Almena Industrial Park at a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place on Thursday, May 28. Dignitaries from the Almena Business Development Corporation, Impact Seven, L & M Gazebos, EDA, Olson Farm Systems, Heads Up Beauty Salon, Almena Co-op, Infopac Systems, Star Machine and Tool as well as Chibardun were on hand to cut the ribbon for the industrial park.

Mr. Daniel Jansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Jansen of Turtle Lake, has received a call to be Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Newberry, Michigan. Mr. Jansen is a 1992 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO and will be ordained on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church – Pipe Lake, Comstock, WI. The Rev. James Vanek, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Churdch will conduct the Ordination with circuit Pastors participating.



JUNE 10, 1982

St. Ann Parish in Turtle Lake will observe its Centennial with a Centennial Mass at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 13, celebrated by His Excellency the Most Reverend George A. Hammes, Bishop of the Diocese of Superior. Concelebrants will include Rev. Austin Corrigan, V.G., pastor of the St. Ann Parish, and other priests of the Diocese. A dinner will follow the Mass in St. Ann’s Center.

Contrary to the many rumors, Hartzell Custom Products is not experiencing a lay-off of employees at this time. It is true that they, as well as most businesses in the nation, are being affected by the recession and have been required to reassign some employees.

Debra Lee Flettre, daughter of Irvin and Agnes Flettre of Turtle Lake, was named 3rd runner-up in the Miss Wisconsin Teenworld Pageant held at the Civic Center Inn in Eau Claire on Many 14, 15 and 16. As third runner-up she received a trophy and a $4,000 scholarship to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.

On Thursday, June 3, the Turtle Lake Lakerettes left for Madison to compete in the WIAA State Track & Field Meet. The team looked very strong with 8 entries that qualified for State competition. This was second only to Marathon, who had 9 qualifiers. The girls did an excellent job in Madison. Out of 75 Class C schools competing in the meet, they tied for 5th place.

A completely surprise strike was called at the Super Valu warehouse in Hopkins, Minnesota this past weekend. There was not even a hint that the drivers and warehouse personnel were going to take this action. Becker’s Super Valu in Turtle Lake is one of the 264 stores that did not receive products on a Monday morning delivery.



JUNE 8, 1972

As of June 1st the King Cole Bakery and Coffee Shop has been under new management, and a new name, Samson’s Bakery and Coffee Shop. Kathleen and Norbert Samson, formerly of St. Paul, are the new owners. The bakery business is not new for Kathy as she has worked for several years at bakeries in the Twin Cities.

“Stamps & Stories, The Exciting Saga of U.S. History Told In Stamps,” has been published by the United States Postal Service and goes on sale at the post office in Barron. Turtle Lake Postmaster AJ Perrault said this is the first U.S. Postal Service book to fully illustrate U.S. stamps in color and to list the values on each issue from 1847 through mid-1972.

Five new picnic tables are now available for use in the park for residents and non-residents, at Turtle Lake. They were donated to the Village Park by the Turtle Lake Lions Club. Just one more project completed by our local Lions for the betterment of our community.

The annual Barron County Extension Homemakers Scholarship was awarded to Nancy Kuntz of Turtle Lake High School. She plans to enroll in Elementary Education at Wisconsin State University, Rive Falls, this fall. Nancy was selected from ten applications sent by high school seniors to the Homemaker Scholarship Committee.


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