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A Look Back At The Times


JUNE 21, 2012

Courtney Tarman, a first grade student in Mrs. Gale Gores’ Turtle Lake elementary class, recently competed in the annual Barron County Environmental Poster Contest and was selected as the first place winner in the Primary Division of the contest. Three other first graders also received honors in the contest. Anika Torgerson placed third while Cadee Molamphy and Daniel Maier earned honorable mention honors.

The Gather Groene Council 9371 of the Knights of Columbus have been a council formore than 25 years, but are very happy to announce that for the first time their Council sold on of the winning tickets in the Wisconsin Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle. Mrs. Ina Vinopal, a long time supported of Council 9371 had her ticket drawn at the Wisconsin State KC Convention in April. Mrs. Vinopal was the 4th place winner and her prize was $10,000.

Five young ladies, entering the grades three and four at Turtle Lake Elementary School or residing in the Turtle Lake School District, will appear on stage at the Turtle Lake Inter-Co. Fair July 6 – 8 vying for the title of Little Miss Turtle Lake. The contestants are Anna Jenkinson, Kirstan Keppen, Jamie Steglich, Mercedes Madison and Becca Peterson.



JULY 4, 2002

Last winter the Turtle Lake Lions Club announced they were considering not holding a demolition derby at the fair this year. They asked for the public to respond and nonly two written responses were received. One in favor and one in opposition. Because there is not an admission charge the Demo Derby has a net loss of nearly $2,000 to the Lions Club. To help keep the Demo Derby a part of the Turtle Lake Fair, the Lions are implementing a charge for vehicles parked in the first two rows around the demo arena.

Staff Sgt. Dennis Zemke, Turtle Lake, has completed a five-month assignment in Nicaragua as part of the “duration staff” for Joint Task Force Chontales, a U.S. military humanitarian and training mission coordinated largely by the Wisconsin National Guard. The duration staff helped move 2,400 other Guard members and reservists in and out of the Central American country to build clinics and schools and to provide medical, dental and veterinary care.

Five little girls have the chance to become 2002-03 Little Miss Turtle Lake, succeeding Taylor Arnold, the reigning Little Miss Turtle Lake. The contestants are Natasha Quaderer, Trinity Crosby, Kimberly Kasper, Elizabeth DeJardin and BriAnna Kruger. The girls will be introduced to fair goers on Friday evening, July 12, and entertaining the crowd with a short skit honoring the fairs and many faces and activities.

On Saturday, June 15, area youth participated in a Bike Safety Rodeo at the Turtle Lake School. This safety class was led by Officer Sheryl Gehrman and Officer Al Gabe. Officer Gehrman set up a safety course in the school parking lot where the students practiced using proper hand signals and other skills necessary for safe bike riding. Officer Gabe registered bikes and provided safety material to all participants.



JUNE 25, 1992

Richard and Caring Schwenk, missionaries to the Philippines, will speak at Parkview United Methodist Church this Saturday evening, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. Both are serving at Philippine Christian University in Manila. The university is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. The couple worked together in Sarawak, Malaysia from 1965 to 1979. They developed a “Total Team Ministry” which involved comprehensive health education, home and family life, and pastoral care.

Angie Pich, daughter of Cheryl & Jerry Pich, was elected Senator at the Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State. She represents the American Legion Auxiliary of Turtle Lake. Angie was selected by the staff of her high school to attend this week-long program in democracy-in-action held on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus June 7 – 13.

Relatives, friends, neighbors and former Ino 300 race participants are invited to a combination wedding reception and Ino camp-out at the Ino Woodtick Dome on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th. Paula Gazdik and Pat Kelly were married on March 14, 1992 in Jamaica and the reception is beingn held in their honor.

Four Turtle Lake residents were among approximately 800 Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) volunteers from Wisconsin and Michigan who attended the annual convention of the North Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Federation of AAL Branches in LaCrosse. The meeting was held June 13 at the Radisson Hotel and LaCrosse Center. Turtle Lake participants included Harold and Rose Strasser and Clarence and Dorothy Lueck.



JUNE 24, 1982

There will be a farewell party held at St. Ann’s Center on Sunday, June 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Father Austin B. Corrigan, who is leaving his position as Pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Turtle Lake at the end of this month. Father Corrigan has been a welcome face in the Turtle Lake/Clayton community since his arrival on August 18, 1970. During his tenure as Pastor the parish remodeled the rectory, restored the interior of the church after a destructive fire, retired the debt incurred in 1964 for the building of the center, formed a parish council in 1976, among other ventures.

The Turtle Lake Lioness Club, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Systic Fibrosis Foundation, will stage a Bike-a-thon on Friday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Ann Center. The money raised will be used to help combat cystic fibrosis, which is the country’s number one genetic killer of children and young adults.



JUNE 22, 1972

Steven J. Lueck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lueck of Turtle Lake, received an honorary freshman scholarship from Northern States Power Company. The presentation of this award was made by NSP Wisconsin president W.N. Marx in ceremonies at NSP headquarters in Eau Claire June 9. Steven was one of 14 honorary scholarship recipients named this year in the NSP system employees’ Children Scholarship Pragram.

Bruce Davis, of Turtle Lake, took the stock feature and Donny Brown, Rice Lake, the late model feature, at the special Aquafest trophy races at the Rice Lake Speedway Friday night. Both received trophies from the four Aquamaids following the events in addition to first place purses.

Wisconsin drivers will no longer be breaking the law by not honking their horns when passing another vehicle on the interstate or other freeways, according to Col. Lewis V. Versnik, chief of the State Patrol. The law was amended to drop the requirement on highways having two or more lanes available for traffic in the same direction, except when reasonably necessary to warn the operator of the vehicle about to be passed.

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