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OCTOBER 11, 2012

Turtle Lake Public Librarian Adam Zens moderated a Meet the Candidate’s Forum for a full house of spectators on Friday, October 6th, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Participating were the candidates for the 75th District of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Roger Rivard (incumbent) and Stephen Smith (challenger). Each candidate had a five-minute opening statement or stump speech. Several pre-selected questions were asked of both candidates and they were each given 2-minutes per question to address the particular issue in the question. Finally, each candidate was given 2-minutes to close their case at the end. Audience members were also allowed to pose questions (as long as it was one single question). The candidates addressed issues of the budget crisis in Wisconsin, sand mining, gay marriage, financial aid and the high cost of college, the economy and the military, the historic recall election in Wisconsin and several other points of interest.

Jan Davis received a $500 donation for the Turtle Lake Food Pantry from Gordon Weber of the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds from dinners and silent auctions allow the Knights of Columbus to donate to the food shelf. Weber is the Director of the food pantry in Clear Lake, which has a more expanded Food for the Needy program than Turtle Lake. The Knights are working with Davis to expand the Turtle Lake food pantry program.

Clayton’s Kyle Larson threw for five touchdowns and James Hoffman ran for 164 yards as the Bears shut out the Lakers 37-0 last Friday night at Clayton. The Bears are currently the number one ranked team in the state in Division 7.  Hunter Moen led the Laker rushers with 32 yards on 7 carries. Austin Maassen had 22 yards on 7 carries. Tanner Arnold was 11 of 37 for 116 yards and three interceptions. Kyle Steffen had five catches for the Lakers for 71 yards. John Lahti had a pair of catches for 23 yards.

Kyle Steffen, Turtle Lake’s top receiver with nearly 1,000 yards this year, has been nomination for the Al Toon Award. Steffen is presently third in the state for high school receivers with 869 yards. His battery mate, Tanner Arnold, is 5th in the state in passing yards with 1,755. The Al Toon Award is given annually to the state’s top senior wide receiver or tight end as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards presented by Taco Bell. The award is named after former University of Wisconsin athlete Al Toon, who went on to play in the NFL for several very successful seasons before multiple concussions ended his career early. Toon is an active member of the community in the Madison area both in the business world and in various charitable endeavors.

After breezing past the Northwood Evergreens on Tuesday night last week the Laker volleyball girls took the Cameron Comets to the limit before dropping a four game set. Taylor Schneider led the Lakers with 10 kills. Nikki Webert added 6. Webert also had 4 aces while Nadia Alexander added 3. Alexander led the Lakers with 23 assists. Sam Hatleli led the Laker net tenders with 5 blocks, four of them solo. Dana West had 4 and Alexander and Webert had two each. Ivy Molls had 27 digs while Webert had 25 and Schneider 22.

The Turtle Lake Lioness Club recently honored Pam Young with the 2012 Lioness of Year award for her extraordinary efforts within the club. Pam has a perfect attendance for 9 years under her belt and also chairs the Brat Stand at the Turtle Lake Inter-Co. Fair each year. She has been a tireless committee member, serving on the Scholarship Committee, the Turtle Trot Committee, the Back Pack Committee and has helped clean ditches each year.



OCTOBER 10, 2002

Andrew Anton, formerly of Turtle Lake, was honored by the French government recently for his participation in the liberation of France in 1944-45. Andrew was a member of the 386th Bomb Group of the 9th Air Force and participated in the battles of Normandy, Po Valley, Adennes, and Central Europe. As a tail gunner on a B-26 Anton completed ten missions before being shot down and parachuting to safety. His awards included the European-African service medal, Good Conduct medal, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Unit Citation with 2 oak leaf clusters and “Caterpillar Club Pin” for “crawling back to one’s unit” after being shot down.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, a mid-price lodging chain with more than 300 locations worldwide, has received the highest ranking for guest satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates 2002 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. “Everyone at Country Inn & Suites is delighted and proud of this latest ranking”, said Debra Wourenma, general manager, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Turtle Lake, WI. “This proves, once again, that when it comes to customer satisfaction, Country Inn & Suites is the number one choice of a majority of travelers.”

The Lakers kept their conference championship hopes alive this past week with convincing 3-0 wins over the Prairie Farm Panthers and the Cameron Comets. Against Prairie Farm Jamie Danca led the hitters with 19 of 21 hitting and Tiffany Moriak was 67 of 70 setting with 25 assists. Alicia Weyer had a great night at the service line hitting 21 of 24 serves with five aces. Jamie Danca was 15 of 17 with three aces and Lisa Kasper also chalked up three service aces.

The season continues to be a long one for the rebuilding of the Laker football squad, and last Friday night, amid the cold and rain, the Lakers found themselves down 41-0 before scoring the final two touchdowns of the game as the Frederic Vikings used the Lakers for a Homecoming win. Jim Pabst led the Laker rushers with 58 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. Gabe Stoppelmoor gained 31 yards on 8 carries. Lance Hougdahl had 30 yards on 12 carries.



OCTOBER 8, 1992

Yvonne Fredrick has retired from the Postal Service after 23-1/2 years with the service. Congratulating her was Ann Schnell, who will serve as Officer in Charge until a new postmaster is selected. Mrs. Fredrick began her career with the Post Office in Turtle Lake, where she worked for 15 years as a Clerk. She then moved to Amery where she worked for 1-1/2 years before being appointed Postmaster in Centuria, a position she held for 6 years. She returned to Turtle Lake as Postmaster approximately a year ago following the retirement of Rose Klingelhoets.

What’s new in Turtle Lake? A new addition to Dahlberg’s Electronics in Turtle Lake will double the size of their manufacturing area. Also, construction has begun on the new        truck maintenance facility for Becker’s Trucking. The new facility is located south of Laker Country Sports and Convenience Store and just west of the Turtle Lake Fire Hall. In addition to the maintenance facility, the structure will house a car wash, a truck wash, and an office area.

Did you know the Picnic Pavilion in the Turtle Lake Village Park has a new fireplace? The fireplace was given to the Turtle Lake Lions by Jeff Cook. It was installed under the able guidance of Lion Lloyd Hoffman, who also provided most of the work, along with several other members. The Lions hope the new fireplace will add to the enjoyment of the Park.

Posting wins over Clear Lake, Clayton, Cameron, Siren and Prairie Farm in the last couple of weeks, the Turtle Lake Lakers volleyball team has brought their record to 10-0 in West Lakeland play.

The Turtle Lake Lakers kept their Large Lakeland Conference record unblemished last Friday night as they handed the Clear Lake Warriors a 29-0 defeat at Clear Lake. Jamie Torgerson was the leading rusher with 152 yards in 23 carries. Ryan Shortess had 57 yards in 13 carries. Todd Richter completed 3 of 6 passes for 51 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Jesse and Jeffrey Vorwald, sons of Stephen and Kelsey Vorwald of Turtle Lake, have returned home from a week of participation at World Dairy Expo in Madison. They were amonth the over 1000 youth who participated in dairy shows and youth contests during the Expo. The culmination of the week was the 5K Dairy Expo run on Sunday morning. Jesse, Jeffrey and Kelsey finished the race, which was won by a man from England in the time of 15 minutes.



OCTOBER 7, 1982

The Marriage and Family Therapy office has been certified as an outpatient mental health facility by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Donna Cordes announces. Certification is awarded to those outpatient facilities that provide a variety of mental health services and meet specific requirements regarding staff qualifications and delivery of services. Certification allows many clients to seek reimbursement for services under their medical insurance plan.

The Laker Players of Turtle Lake High School have made a tradition of presenting a fall play every year. This year is no exception. On November 13 and 14, the play, “Fair Exchange”, by Kurtz Gordon, a delightful comedy with suspense in three acts, will be presented. The Lake players are under the direction of Mr. R. Waldrop and Ms. A. Serum.

On Saturday, September 11, the Rustic Lore Run was held in Glenwood City. As the story goes, Margie (Gall) Stary of Turtle Lake, entered the 10K race. Prior to the race she talked to Mary (Merth) Buhr, formerly of Turtle Lake, and told her she should try running the 6.2 miles instead of the 1.8 miles. Mary decided to run the 6.2 miles instead of the 1.8 for the first time. Margie was hoping she could have a running partner because she likes to have conversation when she runs. No only did Mary run the full course and win her age group, she also set a record by running the 6.2 miles in 53-plus minutes. What about Margie? She finished 3rd and said she didn’t get an opportunity to talk to Mary during the race.

At the present time there are two schools in the Lakeland Conference, Turtle Lake and Shell Lake, which have the name “Lakers” as their team nickname. Because of this situation, Turtle Lake High School is considering the possibility of changing its nickname. The purpose of this questionnaire is to find out if such a change would be favorable.

The Lakerettes girls’ volleyball tea completed a sweep of matches at Amery, Tuesday, Sept. 28th. The varsity, junior varsity, freshmen, eighth grade and seventh grade teams all won their matches to make it a very successful outing. The varsity did not play as strong as they have in some of their previous matches but managed to win with scores of 15-9, 15-3. Amery did a good job of setting the ball up, putting Turtle Lake on defense many times.

Al Oustigoff booted a 22-yard field goal with 43 seconds left to give the Siren Dragons a 9-6 win over the Turtle Lake Lakers in a Large Lakeland Conference football game at Siren Friday night. John Fredrick led Laker runners with 71 yards and John Hinck added 68, but the big gainers during the Turtle Lake offensive series wore black and white, marching off over 100 yards as the Lakers self-destructed time after time



OCTOBER 5, 1972

The Federal Lunch Program is asking all schools to provide a universal menu for all students taking part in the school lunch program. Every lunch program in the United States will have on their menu identical foods on October 11. Any adult in the Turtle Lake School District wishing to participate in the lunch program on October 11 may call the school and make reservations for the noon lunch. The cost of the lunch will be 45¢ per adult. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed green salad, bread and butter, peach sauce, peanut butter cookies, milk.

RE Miller, County Coordinator of the campaign for probate reform, has announced that petitions are being circulated calling for a referendum on probate reform and that he is looking for more signers and locations to place the petitions. Statewide, the petition drive is headed by Walter G.E. Heiden, of Milwaukee, and industrial engineer.

Mr. Thomas McGuine of Turtle Lake Realty Company appeared before the Village Board at their regular monthly meeting Monday to inquire about the possibility of having sewer and water installed into various development areas to service new businesses that are now considering locating in Turtle Lake. President AJ Perrault informed Mr. McGuine that there is at present a preliminary plan being done in Turtle Lake pertaining to the installation and expansion of the present sewer and water system, updating the waste treatment plant, determining the cost of such a project and how much the Village would be able to acquire in grants from the government.

Turtle Lake’s 2nd annual Snowmobile Show was held Sunday in the ballroom at Breneman’s Nite Club. Over a thousand people turned out to view the displays of eleven different area dealers. In all, 24 snowmobiles were on the floor as well as a complete line of snowmobile equipment and accessories.

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