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JULY 19, 2012

The Ino 200 Woodtick Race welcomes tick racers of all ages. And this year’s winner proved you don’t have to be a wiley woodtick race veteran to get the job done. Racing at “The Dome” in Ino, Wisconsin, three-year old Emily Hoyt, of Oceanside, California and great granddaughter of longtime racer Arnie Ukkola of Solon Springs, showed everyone how it’s done. Her tick, “Hoyt Nasty” dashed to the stripe in a stunning finish that was hard to beat with a time of 7.03 second in this year’s Pick A Tick For Cancer event. Finishing in second place was “Romax”, owned and trained by Rhonda Gazdik, of Woodbury, MN, with a time of 7.13 seconds. Turtle Lake’s very own Matt Kingsbury’s “Hammer Time” took home third place with a time of 7.37 second. There were 147 total entries in this year’s derby with entry fee proceeds from the race going to the National Cancer Society Fund.

Cumberland Healthcare opened their new Turtle Lake Center on Monday, July 9, 2012. The clinic is located at 205 Oak Street North, on the south side of the Turtle Lake School building. Cumberland Healthcare is providing outpatient physical and occupational therapy to the public from this new location. This innovative and progressive facility improves access to leading therapy services. The Turtle Lake Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. with additional hours coming in the fall.

The Friends of the Turtle Lake Public Library were contacted by an anonymous donor and given a challenge to raise $25,000 in six months; in return, the donor would match the funds.  If the challenge is met by August 15th, there will be an additional $10,000 donated on top of the $25,000.  Therefore, the Friends fundraising efforts and this generous donor could mean $60,000 to go towards the new library building fund. Recent efforts by the Friends and other generous donations by individuals and community organizations have raised nearly $7,100.  Some recent activities include the Dunk Tank during the Inter-County Fair, brat stand sales, and a fundraiser night at Lake Country Pizza.

Jack Swenson received $100 in Chamber Bucks from Chamber President Alyssa Coomer for finding the Golden Turtle. Jack found the turtle on June 22 after the third clue. The turtle was hiding in a tree off of the northern railroad bed on the north side of the tunnel on the ATV trail.



JULY 18, 2002

Amber Scheps, daughter of Dale and Sandy Scheps, was crowned Queen of the Lakes and Snows during coronation ceremonies Saturday evening, July 13, at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. Jessica Naessen and Becky Pabst were crowned Princesses. Jessica is the daughter of Richard and Cindy Naessen and was sponsored by Turtle Lake Pizza and Grille. Becky is the daughter of David and Trudi Pabst and was sponsored by Kuts-N-Kurls.

Trinity Crosby, daughter of Chris and Melissa Wilson, was crowned the 2002-2003 Little Miss Turtle Lake on the stage of the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair, Saturday evening. Selected as 1st Princess was BriAnna Krueger, daughter of Bobbi Jo and Randy Krueger. Elizabeth DeJardin, daughter of Tim and Carole DeJardin, was selected as the 2nd Princess.

On Saturday, July 13 the Turtle Lake Pee Wee team took 2nd place at the Clayton Baseball Tournament. The tournament started with a win against the Chetek Purple team on Friday night and resumed again on Saturday with a win against the Chetek grey team. The Turtle Lake Pee Wee team entered the championship game against Clayton, which ended in Clayton taking first place with a score of 7-4. Members of the team included Greg Wohlk, Jordan Niemann, Colin Orf, Matt Connell, Mitch Wanner, Landon Burhop, Chris Gross, Sarah Yeske, Dustin Strenke, Gavin Krecker, Nathan Roemhild, Coach Kevin Hoffman, Dan Erickson, Jordan Irwin, Jordan Yeske, Coach Jim Wanner, Mark Flanagan and Adam King.



JULY 16, 1992

Lisa Niemann, daughter of Don and Bev Niemann, was crowned 1992-93 Queen of the Lakes and Snows last Saturday night at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. Lisa was sponsored by Danca’s Kar Korral and received her crown from retiring Queen, Cindy Selle. Named First Princess was Anna Brenna, daughter of Mike and Vicki Brenna, sponsored by Beaver Brook Builders. Named Second Princess was Ginger Henck, daughter of Mark and Val Henck, and sponsored by The Loon’s Call. Named Little Miss Turtle Lake was Karmon Olsvig. Rachel Glinski, 2nd Princess, and Shaina Biron, 1st Princess, were named her court.

The Demolition Derby once again proved to be able to draw a large crowd and a full slate of vehicles. Forty-eight men and ten women competed to see who could inflict the most damage on other vehicles while keeping their vehicle moving. Lois Hoff was victorious in the Powder Puff event. Glenn Koehler was the overall winner in the Men’s Division with Mike Wendt taking second and Jeff Posey taking third.

Arvid Anderson, Clayton, has been recognized for 18 years of service on the Barron County Extension Education Committee. The award was presented by University of Wisconsin-Extension Chancellor Patrick G. Boyle and Cooperative Extension Dean Ayse Somersan in Brookfield.

At their regular meeting Monday evening, the Turtle Lake School Board voted to present a local levy of $1,909,490 for the 1992-93 school year to voters attending the Annual Meeting on Monday, July 27. This is an increase of approximately $66,000 over last year, or 3.56%. The Board also voted to use $25,000 from the cash reserves.



JULY 15, 1982

Ben Ebert recorded his first hole in one at the Cumberland Country Club. He scored the hole in one on the ninth hole, and used a four wood. He was using a Jack Nicholas ball with a smile on it to get over the water. When asked how it felt to score the hole in one, Ben stated it felt just like hitting a home run in the ninth inning with two outs and the score tied. Ben is seeking endorsements. He was wearing a Bank of Turtle Lake hat, Munsingwear shirt, Sears pair of pants and Etonic golf shoes. He now goes under the name of Ace Ebert.

Miss Debra Lee Flettre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Flettre of, was crowned 1982-83 Queen of the Lakes and Snows by Jana Leschisin during coronation ceremonies Saturday evening at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. Miss Eileen Tutewohl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tutewohl, Almena, was named 1st runner-up and Tammy Orf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orf, was named 2nd runner-up. Crowned Little Miss Turtle Lake was Heidi Scribner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scribner. Named as 1st runner-up was Patricia Hove, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hove. Named 2nd runner-up  was Michelle Shortess, daughter of Cary Carlson and Warren Shortess.

The Turtle Lake Lions Club reports a total of $799.21 was collected during the 1st Annual C.F. Bike-A-Thon held Friday, July 9 during the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. The amount was raised by ten riders who logged a total of 250 miles in about three hours of the Bike-A-Thon, The youngest participant was Angie Pich, 7 years old, who rode 24 miles. The oldest participant was Vivian Hansen, who rode 12 miles.



JULY 13, 1972

Four lovely young ladies will be vying for the title of Queen of the Lakes and Snows to succeed Miss Karen Merth, the present title holder, on Saturdy, July 15 during the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. The candidates and their sponsors are Sue Bolduc, 17, sponsored by Ostermann Sand & Gravel and Yellow River Supply Corporation; Terri Bruner, 18, sponsored by Andersen Chevrolet, Inc.; Bridgett Messicci, 18, sponsored by Becker’s Super Valu; and Kathy Reichert, 17, sponsored by the Turtle Lake Hotel.

Turtle Lake was again plagued by robberies this past week with the break-in of Becker’s Super Valu and the theft of an automobile owned by Wayne Shortess. Becker’s was burglarized Thursday night shortly after midnight when persons entered the store through a small basement window. Approximately $1700 in full cartons of cigarettes were taken. On Friday night a 1971 Mercury Cougar, belonging to Wayne Shortess of Turtle Lake was stolen from in front of Breneman’s Nite Club. Saturday afternoon Police Chief Swede Anderson spotted the vehicle off Hwy. 63 south of Shell Lake in the ditch on a town road while on his way to spooner. The interior of the auto had been rifled, but it was not damaged.

Turtle Lake’s newest business, the “Road I Drive In” will hold its Grand Opening Saturday, July 15. The Road I Drive In is located on Hwys. 8 & 63 between Buster’s Cheese House and the Holiday Station. Rodney and Leela Gingrich, owners, offer the finest chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and ice cream treats for your pleasure.

Effective immediately, all outside burning in the Village of Turtle Lake is illegal. This includes leaves, grass, garbage, paper, wood or petroleum products with or without the use of trash burners. The No-Burning ordinance was prompted by the Village Board due to various complaints received from Village residents. However, the Village Board may, at its discretion, allow individual one-time burning or may, at its desire, allow certain periods of the year to be lawful for residents and businesses to burn leaves and grass for the purpose of beautification.

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