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JULY 18, 2013

Prior to Monday night’s Village Board meeting Trustee Pat McCready presented the board with a check in the amount of $1,000.00 from the St. Croix Casino to help fund National Night Out. Funding for the annual event was provided from a Safe and Stable Families grant, however that funding was no longer available and a request was being made to the Village for monetary support. The grant was in the amount of $500.00.

The Turtle Lake Village Board continued action on the new well by approving a two-step bidding option.  Broken down into four components, the board discussed bidding option regarding the four components. Sue Wojtkiewicz, Project Manager from SEH, explained the water treatment plant plans, specifications and an application for the Safe Drinking Water funding has been submitted to the DNR prior to the June 30 deadline. Scheduling for the construction of the plant now needs to take place.

The 2013 Barron County Farm Technology Days, hosted by Breezy Hill Dairy in Dallas, WI, was a resounding success. With 35,000-40,000 in attendance, the week began with a little rain but cleared up to three beautiful days of exploring and learning about the latest in farm technology. Even those that have worked closely with Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WIFTD) were impressed by how well Barron County organized and executed the event.

The Turtle Lake Lions Club recently donated “Caring with Confidence”, an educational video to help everyone understand more about diabetes, to the Turtle Lake Medical Clinic and Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialist. The Turtle Lake Lions Club made this video available through the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and with all their local fundraising efforts such as the Inter-County Fair held every July here in the Village Park.

The staff at Clear Lake and Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists (PTRS) recently attended a full-day educational summit on June 28, 2013 to further enhance their industrial specialty services.  The education from the summit will allow the clinic to better aid companies in reducing costs associated with worker’s compensation injuries, as well as prevent additional workplace injuries.



JULY 17, 2003

Ashley Sollman, daughter of Scott and Shelly Sollman, was crowned Queen of the Lakes and Snows during the annual coronation ceremonies held Saturday night at the 49th Turtle Lake Inter-Co. Fair. Heidi Becker, daughter of Tom and Toni Backer, and Lori Jones, daughter of Pat and Carol Jones, were crowned Princesses by Becky Pabst and Jessica Naessen. Bridget Frogness, the daughter of Bret and Krista Frogness, will represent Turtle Lake as the 2003-04 Little Miss Turtle Lake. Bridget’s name was randomly drawn by Trinity Crosby, last year’s Little Miss Turtle Lake, at the queen coronation ceremonies. Selected as Princesses were Ivy Molls, daughter of Kevin and Jane Molls, and Holly Davis, daughter of Cory and Krista Davis.

Turtle Lake Chief of Police, John Warland, received a plaque of appreciation for his twelve years of service as the Police Chief for the Village of Turtle Lake. John had also served numerous years as a part-time officer and as a deputy before becoming Police Chief for the years 1991 to 2003. Village Board Trustee, Ken Ahlberg, presented the plaque at the appreciation day held Monday, June 30th. A new Chief of Police, Al Gabe, was selected from a handful of applicants in which four were interviewed. Al has been a Turtle Lake police officer for a few years and looks forward to the challenges ahead.

A large group of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders made a pit stop at the Holiday station in Turtle Lake Saturday morning. The group of 100+ bikers were participating in the Hogs for Dogs charity ride. This ride, from Minneapolis. MN to Cable, WI, raises money for seeing eye dogs. Last year the ride raised $95,000.00. The group left the Holiday station about 11:00 a.m., providing motorists and bystanders with quite a sight as the bikers continued on their trip.

Harold “Fuzzy” Becker was presented a plaque of Continuous Membership and Service in the American Legion organization. Harold received the plaque from Commander Stretch Broker at the Post in May. Harold is a member of Donalds-Hylkema Post 137 of Turtle Lake. The Legion presented another plaque in May. Anchors Resort received a plaque in appreciation of their many years of support of the Memorial Day Services held at the lake each year. John Krech accepted the award from Commander Stretch Broker and member Ken Moravitz.



JULY 15, 1993

Megan Popenhagen, daughter of Ray and Chris Popenhagen, was crowned 1993-94 Queen of the Lakes and Snows last Saturday night on the stage at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. Megan, who was sponsored by Laker County Sports, received her crown from Lisa Niemann, who completed her year’s reign. Named First Princess was Amanda Fredric, daughter of Sheldon and Lynn Fredrick. She received her crown from Anna Brenna. Amanda was sponsored by Pank’s Restaurant. Named second Princess was Stacey Selle, daughter of William and Sharon Selle. She received her crown from Ginger Hench. Stacey was sponsored by PTI Communications.

Jessica Hart, daughter of Jim and Sue Hart, was chosed 1993 Little Miss Turtle Lake in coronation ceremonies on the stage Saturday evening during the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. The retiring Little Miss Turtle Lake, Karmon Olsvig, drew her name out of the basket containing the candidates’ names. Named 1st Princess was Jamie Danca, daughter of Rick and Brenda Danca. Her name was drawn by Shaina Biron. Rachel Glinski drew the name of Ashley Niemann, daughter of Craig and Terri Niemann, as 2nd Princess.

Last week Polk County 4-H members attended the 4-H Congress in Madison and were given a tour of the State Capitol by Assemblyman Harvey Stower. The delegation, chaperoned by Judy Bainbridge, included members from every community in Polk County.



JULY 14, 1983

Miss Cathy Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carly Carlson, was crowned 1983-84 Queen of the Lakes and Snows by Debra Lee Flettre during coronation ceremonies Saturday evening at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair. Miss Sheri Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hansen, was named 1st runner-up and Laura Leschisin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Leschisin, was named second runner-up. They received their crowns from Eileen Tutewohl and Tammy Orf.

Winning the crown of Little Liss Turtle Lake was Amy Sears, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sears. She received her crown from Heidi Scribner. Named as first runner-up was Angie Pich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pich, who received her crown from Patricia Hove. Named as second runner-up was Kimberly Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hansen, who received here crown from Michelle Shortess.

When the Dusquene University Tamboritzans come to Turtle Lake they will audition candidates by appointment for their special scholarship awards prior to their concert at the Turtle Lake High School gym on Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. Each year scholarships are award to talented high school students in their senior year who possess the necessary qualification as singers, dancers, and/or instrumentalists. The academic requirement for admission to Dusquene University must also be meet.



JULY 19, 1973

The Annual School District meeting of the Turtle Lake Consolidated School District No. 3 will be held Monday evening, July 23, 1973 in the high school auditorium beginning at 8:30 p.m. This year there will be no election of school board members as the election was held with the regular spring election in April. Lloyd Hoffman was elected to succeed Harvey McCann and Otto Becker was re-elected to his position on the board.

The Minnesota Twins/Midwest Federal free baseball clinic for boys 8 to 18 is scheduled for Friday, August 10th at Turtle Lake. The Turtle Lake clinic will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the high school athletic field. In the event of inclement weather boys are requested to bring their gym shoes and meet at the High School Auditorium. Directing the clinic will be Angelo Giuliani, a scout for the Minnesota Twins and a former Major League catcher.

Miss Sue Gores, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ervin Gores or Almena, was officially crowned 1974 Queen of the Lakes and Snows at coronation ceremonies held Saturday evening in the Village Park. A large audience voiced their approval of the choice as 1973 Queen, Sue Bolduc, placed the crown on her head.

1000’s of spectators lined the entire perimeter of the derby arena andn filled the bleachers to witness the 2nd Annual Demolition Derby at the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair Sunday afternoon, July 15. The weatherman cooperated fully by providing a beautiful summer day for the event. A total of 27 entries was divided into three preliminary heats of nine drivers each. Ron Anderson was able to disable Bob Gehman’s car to emerge as the grand winner of the derby. Ron was awarded his trophy and check for $60 by Queen of the Lakes and Snows Sue Gores at the awards presentation Sunday evening.

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