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26th Annual Lakewood Reunion Quickly Approaching
The annual Lakewood Reunion is September 26th. The deadline for reserva-
tions is September 12, 2009. Everyone is invited – whether you were born
here, raised your children here, moved to Lakewood when you retired, or are
just plain interested in Lakewood history and its people, you should plan on
attending. To get reservation forms and more information, please call Rita
Thielke Blazewicz (715-276-6225) or e-mail Rita at
with your name and address. We are searching for addresses of people who
attended Lakewood Loyal Forest School, played ball for Lakewood, put to-
gether floats for the many Mardi Gras parades, were Mardi Gras Queens or
royalty, or even members of the 4-H group or the Boy Scouts….please take
the time to send those addresses to Rita. The Reunion Committee looks
forward to seeing you at McCauslin Brook Country Club on September 26th.
26th Annual Lakewood Reunion, Saturday, September 26, 2009, McCauslin
Brook Country Club, Lakewood, Wi, Holt & Balcom Logging Museum visi-
tation 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lakewood Artifacts Display in the clubhouse and
book signing of A History of Lakewood by Tom Thielke 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Meal catered by “Kountry Katering”, buffet style, all you can
eat, with serving beginning at 6 p.m., Cost is $15 per person, tax, tip and dessert included., People planning to attend the reunion are
asked to send their names/payments to: Rita Thielke Blazewicz, 14245 Glenwood Ln, Lakewood, WI 54138, On or before September 12,
2009, For more information call or e-mail Rita at:
715-276-6225 or

Forest Larger Parish is going back to school!!

Forest Larger Parish is going back to school!! Well, not
the Parish itself; but a group representing the Mission/
Evangelism Committee did some serious school supply
shopping on August 12 and delivered over $250 worth
of new items to be distributed through NewCap to chil-
dren in need of assistance with back-to-school. Pic-
tured, left to right, are Suzanne Bell, Ela (a foreign ex-
change student from Italy staying with the Kellers),
Mary Ellen Keller, Mary Ann Jameson (New Cap repre-
sentative), Linda Mentz, Karen Prueter, and Gwen
Fritsch. The money for this project came from the Pen-
tecost Offering collected this spring at the Lakewood,
Laona and Wabeno Presbyterian Churches that was
designated to help children. Money was also set aside
to sponsor a church camp scholarship for next year's
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From the Editor-news and notes

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most
influential senators in history, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009,at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle
with brain cancer. He was 77.

Townsend lost one of its young women in August, April Exford. (see page 12) April
was a loving mother, wife and friend to many. She was dedicated to helping others
through her service on the Lakewood-Townsend Fire Dept.

Birthday Wishes– to our friend Joe O’Sullivan, Dave Seeber, Lakewood Super Valu;
Gary Donaldson, Nicolet Pharmacy; Sean Mahoney, Nora Anderson, and Tara Reed fol-
lows in October birthdays. And a special Sept. birthday gal, my daughter Michelle.
(photo right) She share’s her birthday with a long time friend Edith Cook. Edith turns 95
yrs old on September 25, 2009.

Congratulations to: JoMarie, James and little Aliana Laycock welcomed into the world on August 26th little Alexis
Eve., Langlade Memorial Hospital, Antigo, WI 6 lbs, 11 oz’s born at 6:19 a.m.
Gas prices are now at the $2.56 mark in some place’s and a penny or two in others.
The weather has been wonderful, temps in the high 60’s with a few storms thrown into the mix. Frost advisor’s are out
for the season already. Be sure you cover your gardens and flowers.
Garage Sales will be busy during the Labor Day weekend. Looks for signs at the varies major intersections.

You can now find The Timber News on Facebook. Join us there today! Look for the question of the day and share your

by Kathleen Marsh
Old and new members joined the “regulars” gathered at the August meeting of
Up North Authors Circle (UNAC) held on August 12 at the Lakewood Library.
Ten published and soon-to-be-published writers filled the room with captivating
stories and stimulating literary conversation.

Back were Gary Adkins and Phil Adamczyk; new members included Rhoda
Ebersole and Denis Gullickson, a Green Bay author who summers at the Gin-
gerbread House near Camp Lake. Denis stated that he has been reading about
UNAC for years and finally decided to check out the group. He recounted his
success in writing two books about the Green Bay Packers, then turned to de-
scribe his latest work, “The Monfils Conspiracy: The Conviction of Six Inno-
cent Men,” which is due out in two weeks.

Lynn Burlingham, a Kansas author who summers in Lakewood read a short

excerpt from her memoir “Jewels that Speak.” Lynn happily accepted the glow-
ing comments that followed. Jim Adamczyk shared a piece he calls “Another
Just Day,” the fictitious account of a sniper employed to “take out” an evildoer
UNAC members Lynn Burlingham and Jim
in a kind of expeditious “justice.” Jim never ceases to amaze, shock and pro-
Adamczyk shared their work at the August
voke with his powerful imagery, pin-point accuracy, and chilling plot details.

This very inspirational meeting ended as Tom Thielke shared the status of marketing for his new book, “A History of Lakewood.”
As the meeting concluded, several members who vacation in the area said “so long” and expressed dismay that they will not be able
to attend again until next summer.
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Why Am I So Tired and Forgetful?

by Bonnie Vrchota E:

Feel exhausted or have lack of energy? Can’t remember simple

TTD’s or even what a TTD is? Find yourself describing a word
because you can’t find the word you want to say? Ex: elevator---you
know, the doors open up and takes you to a different floor. Over-
whelmed by life, by the thought of de cluttering or going out to
shop? Is your attention span like a goldfish? Do things/ideas enter
your mind and leave so fast you can’t remember what you just
thought about? Having trouble “getting it” quickly? Having diffi-
culty concentrating when tired, or easily distracted? Get hungry and
have to eat…right now? Feel dizzy? You could be cognitively chal-
lenged (the way you think, understand and process information due
to a brain injury. There are other reasons such as learning or devel-
opmental disabilities, stress (who doesn’t) or just plain getting
older). Think back…how many bumps in the head or falls have you
had during your life? Did you go unconscious or black out? There is
help on the way. Check out Cheryle Sullivan, MD‘s book: Brain
Injury Survival Kit . Dr. Sullivan offers tips, tools, &a mp; tricks to
deal with cognitive function loss. These are useful for everyone,
injured or not. In our 30’s we begin to lose our keen and sharp
brain skills. Keep your brain healthy & fine-tuned with daily prac-
tice. Try Nintendo DS’s handy brain games or for
games to keep your brain sharp. Start your own rehabilitation now
(it’s never too late) and learn more about brain injuries at http:// and
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A Word or Two From Dr. Jason

Fueling Young Athletes
Parents everywhere love the exercise and fitness offered by organized sports, but many wonder about the best way to provide the
proper nutrition and fluids for their young athletes.
Sports nutrition experts recommend eating from two to three hours before game time. For morning games, that means getting up
early enough to eat two hours before game time. For events in the early to mid-afternoon, breakfast and lunch are important. For
late-afternoon games add a light afternoon snack and for evening games, all of these meals plus an early light supper is recom-
Oily, greasy fast foods such as burgers, fries, chips, or pizza can take up to three hours to digest so it's best to choose healthy, nutri-
ent-dense whole foods. You might also include 100% fruit juice or some fruit such as applesauce, an apple, some grapes, or a ba-
nana. It's also a good idea to provide a modest amount of low-fat protein in pre-game meals. For vegetarian families, whole grains,
legumes, soy products, and nuts and seeds are great protein sources. Other good choices include fat free or low-fat milk or yogurt,
one egg, or a sandwich on whole grain bread made with a quality lean meat.
An equally important part of pre-game nutrition is drinking enough fluid. Dehydration is uncomfortable, hampers performance and
in extreme cases, can be dangerous. Pre-game meals should include one or two cups of water. Then, about 30 minutes before the
activity, youths should drink one to two cups of cool water to arrive fully hydrated.

It's best to avoid sodas, energy drinks and other high-sugar drinks right before the event because the high sugar content can cause
stomach cramps and nausea during strenuous game activity. Outside of sports time, the preferred beverage to relieve and prevent
thirst is water as well.

Some parents find it helpful to mark lines on kids' drink bottles as a guide to help them drink enough throughout the game or prac-
tice. By half-time, for example, they should have consumed half of their water. Some professionals recommend weighing your child
before and after a sports event. Weight lost in such a short time is fluid loss, and your child can re-hydrate by drinking one cup of
water for every half-pound lost. Weighing also helps you learn
how much fluid is needed for your young athletes to stay prop-
erly hydrated.
For more information, visit our website at:
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New at the Lakes Country Public Library

The Lakes Country Public Library in Lakewood will begin a fall story time on Tuesday, September 15. Story time is geared towards pre-
school children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy experiencing a variety of stories, playing games, learning rhymes and creating
crafts. Fall story time will be held every Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m., September 15 through November 17. Spread the word and plan
on bringing along a friend or two. For more information contact: Lakes Country Public Library at 715-276-9020

New Fiction
Fire and Ice by J.A. Jance The Defector by Daniel Silva Storm Cycle by Iris Johanson
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
The Traffickers by W.E.B. Griffin Almost Home by Debbie Macomber A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender
Riverside Park by Laura Van Wormer The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes
Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
Mastered by Love by Stephanie Laurens Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
Rules of Vengeance by Christopher Reich Two of the Deadliest by Elizabeth George
The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer Last Light Over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe

New Nonfiction
The Snakehead by Patrick Keefe The Oil Painting Book by Bill Creevey The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Glenn Beck's Common Sense by Glenn Beck

New for Kids

The Little Horse Book Art by Patrick McDonnell Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Chicken Butt by Erica Perl Snickeyfritz by Andrea Skyberg Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Bonjour Butterfly by Jane O'Connor Yes Day by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor Dragonslayer's Academy by Kate McMullan:
1. The New Kid At School 2. Revenge of the Dragon Lady 3. Class Trip to the Cave of Doom
4. A Wedding For Wiglaf? 5. Knight For A Day 6. Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?

New for Teens

Watch the Skies by James Patterson

New on Audiobook
Burn by Linda Howard Undone by Karin Slaughte r Abandon by Blake Crouch

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

September 3 -- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. P O Box 220
Wednesday and Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lakewood, WI 54138
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ph: 715-276-9020
Sunday Closed Fax: 715-276-7151

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National Archives Launches Narations Blog

New blog to focus on online public access to records of the U.S. National Archives

Washington, DC . . . On Wednesday, August 12, the National Archives launched the NARAtions blog to begin a discussion with
researchers on the future of online public access at the National Archives. The public is invited and encouraged to share opinions on
ways to enhance the online researcher experience and to increase access to archival materials.

This online community will continue to be a work in progress as we develop new features and content. Questions will be posted to
invite discussion, and the blog welcomes feedback and suggestions for new questions to raise. The blog will also inform researchers
about newly available online records descriptions and digitized archival materials.

We would like to hear from you! What sort of things would you find valuable from NARAtions?

* Should we allow the public to tag descriptions in our online catalog? Why or why not?

* What groups of photographs should we post on Flickr next, and why?

* Do you have a favorite NARA photograph or document? Is it already available in our catalog or on our website?

The URL is

access/. Please visit often and share this web address with oth-

“Living Like a Lumberjack,”

A limited amount of tickets are still available for “Living Like a
Lumberjack,” a very special event to be held September 16 and
September 30 at the Holt & Balcom Logging Museum in Lake-
wood. Seating is limited to 30 guests and this memorable event
will include a tour of the museum, drinks, dinner, music, and
an after-dinner program.

“Living Like a Lumberjack” will begin with cocktails served at

5:00 p.m. in the McCauslin Golf Course Clubhouse, followed
by an authentic lumberjack meal prepared by professional chef
Christopher Goetz. Dinner will be served in the Logging Camp
Cook Shack, the first meals to be served there in over 75 years.
Following dinner, Chris Goetz will present his critically ac-
claimed one man show “Camp Cook” in which he tells the
story of his great grandfather Anton Mueller’s exploits as a
cook in the Holt Camp.

Tickets for “Living Like a Lumberjack are available by sending

a check for $50 per person (payable to Holt and Balcom Log-
ging Camp Museum) to: Kathleen Marsh; Special Events
Chairperson; Holt and Balcom Logging Camp Museum, 16965
Nicolet Road, Townsend, WI 54175. Please include the eve-
ning you will attend, full names of guests, your telephone num-
ber, and/or email.
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Two Additional Infant Deaths Prompt Re-announcement of Simplicity “Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper” Bassinets
Consumers urged to immediately stop using the 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 bassinets, including those with Graco logo and “Winnie the
Pooh” motifs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is once again urging all parents and caregivers to
immediately stop using convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. CPSC
has learned of two additional infant deaths since the August 2008 safety alert and recall announcements that notified consumers of
two infants who had strangled in their Simplicity bassinets. To date, CPSC is aware of four infants who have died in the close-sleeper
CPSC learned that in September 2008, a two-month old female in Demorest, Georgia suffocated when she rolled into the adjustable
fabric siding of the bassinet, pressing her face into a "pocket" which formed near the Velcro© fasteners. In another incident in Janu-
ary 2009, a six-month old female in Fort Worth, Texas appears to have been fatally entrapped in the bassinet’s bar opening created
when the Velcro© fasteners were not secured. An investigation into this infant’s death is ongoing.
In addition, CPSC has received two separate reports involving a 10-week old and a 3-month old whose heads became entrapped be-
tween the lower bassinet bar and the mattress support. The infants were freed by their caregivers without injury.
The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets, including bassinets with the Graco logo and “Winnie the Pooh” motif li-
censed by Disney Consumer Products, contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap. This fabric flap is secured by
Velcro© fasteners, which are intended to be partially removed when the bassinet is converted into the bedside/close-sleeper mode. If
the Velcro© fasteners are not properly re-secured when the fabric flap is adjusted, or if the consumer entirely removes the fabric flap

exposing the metal bars, an infant can slip through the opening between the lower metal bar and the mattress support and become
entrapped and suffocate or strangle. Consumers are urged to check their bassinets to ensure they are not using one of the recalled
Simplicity bassinets.
Parents and caregivers are advised to return these bassinets to the retail store where they were purchased. All of the recalled bassinets
can pose a danger to infants.
To determine whether your bassinet has been recalled, please check for the model number and the manufacture date code pictured
below. Bassinets manufactured prior to 21st week of 2008, “2108” (before May 18) are recalled. The model numbers for recalled
bassinets manufactured prior to “2108” are: 3000, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013,
3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3020, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3030, 3040, 3045, 3046,
3047, 3050, 3060, 3070, 3111, 3112, 343-8363, 343-8399, 5730, 5750, 8383
9250, TD2500
The following retailers have voluntarily agreed to recall the product and
provide a refund or store credit to consumers who return the product to the
store where purchased. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark. ,Toys “R” Us
Inc., Wayne, N.J., Kmart Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., Big Lots!, Columbus,
Ohio, Target, Minneapolis, Minnesota, J.C. Penney, Plano, Texas, AAFES,
Dallas, Texas,, LLC Seattle, WA, Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, NJ, Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington, NC, Buy Buy
Baby Garden City, NY, Chelsea&Scott LTD (One Step Ahead), Lake Bluff, IL, CSN Stores
of Boston, MA, Fingerhut Direct Marketing, Eden Prairie, MN, Frogs and Lily Pads, St.
Johnsbury, VT, Kohl’s Department Stores, Menomonee Falls, WI, ShopKo Stores, Inc.,
Green Bay, WI, Sweet Pea Décor, North Beach, MD, USA Baby #47, Overland Park, KS,
USA Baby #58, Brookfield, WI, USA Baby #136, Berlin, CT, USA Baby #141, Waipahu,
HI, USA Baby #142, Virginia Beach, VA, USA Baby #147, Clovis, CA, Value City Depart-
ment Stores, Columbus, OH .
Due to the life-threatening hazard these bassinets pose to infants, CPSC urges all consum-
ers to share this safety warning with friends, family, day care centers, and consignment
stores to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered
by this warning.
SFCA Inc., the Reading, Pa.-based company that purchased the assets of juvenile product
manufacturer Simplicity Inc. after foreclosure, no longer appears to be conducting day to
day operations. SFCA Inc. is no longer answering phone calls or responding to e-mails from consumers.

Recalled Model
Modified Model

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a differ-
ent hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting
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Our Friends at Church

St. John Lutheran Church, Townsend Services are held: . Service times Sat. 5:30 and Sunday 8:30. Vacation Bible School: August 17-
21, 2009, 9-Noon, Monday - Friday.
The Christian Food Pantry is always in need of food and/or cash donations. Right now we are short on canned meats like stew or
lunch meat, canned spaghetti, varieties of soups, canned fruit like fruit cocktail and pineapple, peas, carrots, potato flakes, pasta noo-
dles, macaroni, and rice. Please bring these offerings and place them in the shopping cart in the church entryway. Thank you.
First Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Wabeno & Laona Forest Larger Parish office-715-473-3603
St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church Students who wish to participate in the Youth Group, call for details. 276-7364. See you all
at the annual Polka Picnic on August 16th.

St. Mary’s of the Lake Forest Larger Parish

First Presbyterian Church
Saturday Masses-Silver Cliff 5:30 p.m.; Lakewood 4 p.m.
Sunday Masses-Lakewood 9:00; Crooked Lake 7:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses-Tuesday thru Friday Lakewood 8:30 a.m. Service Times
Rev. David Schmidt, Pastor Rev. Matthew Settle, Assoc. Pastor Laona---Sun. 6:00 p.m.
St. Ambrose Catholic Church-Wabeno Lakewood ---Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Wabeno---Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Saturday—4 p.m.
Sunday—10:30 a.m. Church School During Service
St. Mary’s of the Lake Lakewood & Wabeno & Laona

St. John Lutheran Church

Vacation Bible School –August 17-21

Breakfast Bible Class Weds. 7 a.m.
Summer Youth Program-Call for Details
Hwy 32—Townsend, WI
For out of local calling area only, call toll free 1-866-390-0543
Scott P. Wycherley, D.C.E.

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church


Sunday Worship Service-8:45 a.m.

Sunday School—9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion First and Third Sundays
11005 Hwy M Suring, WI 54174
(Three miles east of Suring)
Roman C. Wagner, age 97, Suring, passed away on Saturday August 1, 2009. He was born in the Town of How on June 29, 1912,
to the late Matt and Heneriata (Bonnin) Wagner. Roman grew up in Suring, and then attended college in Whitewater. Roman mar-
ried Rufina Gardebrecht at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes on January 15, 1944. He was a Licensed Cheesemaker for 41 years,
working in Frostville for William Mitchell until they closed in the mid 1970's, and then working for Manthei Cheese Factory until he
retired. Roman enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially gardening. Roman was a very active member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church,
where he was President of the Church, President of their Cemetery Association, and a member of their Men's Club.
Roman is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rufina of Suring; a daughter, Donna (Larry) Mehlberg of Stevens Point; a son,
David (Marsha) Wagner of Suring; 4 grandchildren, Kurtis (Erin) Mehlberg, Kristin (Dr. Andrew) Alexander, Kenton Mehlberg,
Shaun (Monica) Wagner, and 9 great grandchildren.
Roman was preceded in death by his son, Robert Wagner; 2 brothers, Matt and Roger; his sister Eldora Rusch.
Visitation was held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suring on Tuesday August 4, 2009 from 9:30 AM until the funeral service at 11
AM with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating. Roman in interred in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in charge of

Robert “Bob” H. Sleeter, age 69, Suring, passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2009. He was born in Iron Mountain, MI on
March 20, 1940 to the late Harold and Martha (McMahon) Sleeter. He graduated with the Suring High School Class of 1958. Bob
was employed by American Motors in Kenosha, he married Nancy Stix on November 26, 1960 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in
Suring. Bob farmed in the Town of Bagley until returning to Milwaukee, where he was employed by the City of Fox Point until
1965. After which he farmed in Maple Valley Township until 1979, became a truck driver, and returned to farming in the Town of
Breed from 1981 until a barn fire in 1992. From 1992 he was an owner/operator truck driver until he retired in 2002. His hobbies
included; repairing and restoring John Deere tractors, participating in tractor pulls, hunting, watching the Brewers and Packers,
spending time with family and friends. Bob had a special fondness for his grandchildren and his dog Rusty.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Nancy of Suring; 2 daughters, Pat (Harvey) Firgens of Suring, Kim (Randy) Firgens of Suring; 4
brothers, Fred (Cheryl) Sleeter of Suring, Dale (Barb) Sleeter of Gillett, Al (Pat) Sleeter of Suring, Rodney (Diane) Sleeter of
LaVerne, CA; a sister, Rena Hoffman of Suring, 8 grandchildren, Robert, Rachel, Kaitlyn, Jesse, Joe, Samantha, Jacob, Mitchell; a
Daughter in Law, Diane Sleeter of Suring; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his 2 sons, Andy Sleeter in 1993, Michael Sleeter in 2001; his twin sister, Betty Kopatz in 1985.
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home on Tuesday August 4, 2009 from 3 PM until the funeral service at 6:30 PM with
Deacon Bill Doran officiating. Bob was interred in St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery at 2 PM on Wednesday August 5, 2009.

Eleanore A. Dahm, age 92, of Milwaukee, formerly of Crandon, passed away August 12, 2009. Eleanore was born in Matton, Wis-
consin on September 11, 1916 to Frank and Elsie Strelow. Eleanore married John Dahm on November 22, 1986. She is survived by
her daughters Phyllis (Ken) McBride and Edythe (Ken) Bremer; grandchildren Randy, Sheri, Tony, Cindy and Robin; 5 great-
grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Eleanore was preceded in death
by her husband, John; and her parents, Frank and Elsie.
Visitations: 11:00AM to 2:30PM on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 at Weber-Hill Funeral Home; Services: 2:30PM at Weber-Hill Fu-
neral Chapel on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Cemetery: Crandon Lakeside Cemetery
Kenneth "Ken" Krusensterna, Born: August 1st, 1916 - August 15th, 2009, age 93, of Crandon passed away at AGI Health Care
in Crandon on August 15, 2009. Ken was born in Goshen, IN. on August 1, 1916 to Herman and Freda (Chiddister) Krusensterna.
Ken moved to the Forest County area in 1939. On June 1, 1940 Ken enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corp until Octo-
ber 1945. Ken worked as an electrician and as a Police Officer for Forest County. Ken enjoyed trapping, hunting and picking wild
Ken is survived by his partner in life; Theresa Samz, Children: Dianna (Vern) Haldorson Donna (John) Stadler, Kenneth (Corrine)
Krusensterna, Doran (Ann) Krusensterna Clarence (Judy) Krusensterna, Andy (Tressa) Krusensterna, Michael (Sylvia) Krusen-
sterna, Don Torgerson ; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Ken is preceded in death by his parent, wife; May, Daughter;
Cindy Torgerson, Son; Kent, Sister; Donna Bell and Brothers Danald and Dwight.

Visitation will be on Tuesday Aug. 18 from 4-8 p.m. at Weber-Hill funeral home, Crandon and again on Aug. 19 from 10 till the
time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Weber-Hill Funeral Home, Crandon with Father Ralph Gillis officiating. Interment will be in the
Crandon Lakeside Cemetery. Weber-Hill Funeral Home, Crandon assisting the family online condolences to
April Exferd, age 35, of Townsend WI passed away at home on August 26, 2009, after a long and courageous
battle with cancer. April was born in Madison, WI to Arnold and Carol (Hamilton) McMahon on August 24, 1974.

April moved to the Townsend area in 1987. Where she graduated from Wabeno High School and married David
Exferd on February 28, 1998 and they had three children. April was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February of
2003 and secondary cervical cancer in 2005.
April volunteered for over ten years with the Lakewood/Townsend Community Ambulance as an EMT and was
also secretary for 4 years. She obtained her Intermediate Technician license and was going for her Paramedics li-
cense when she became to sick to continue. In April’s spare time she enjoyed scrap booking and playing cribbage
with Uncle Andy.

April is survived by her husband Dave, daughter Samantha and sons Noah and Hunter. Parents Arnold (Orvetta)
McMahon and Carol Roberts, Grandmother Kay McMahon, Mother-in-law Pat Exferd, Father-in-law, Emmett
(Helen) Exferd, Sister-in-law Sheri (Don Harris)Exferd,Michael and Daniel (Lori) Exferd. Nieces; Heather (Mike
Ritchie) Statezny, Nikki Exferd. Nephews; Josh, Tyler, and Shane Hauch,Conner Harris, and Tanner Exferd. She is
further survived by aunts, uncles and friends. April is proceeded in death by her Grandfather Roy McMahon.

Visitation was held on Friday August 28 at St. John Lutheran Church from 4-8 p.m. and again on the 29 from 9-11
a.m. with a serve to follow. Pastor Steve Vaudt is officiating. Suminski Weber-Hill Funeral Home assisting the
family (715 473-3131). Online condolences to

Robert (Bob) C. Jameson, 70, of Argonne, Geraldine Mary Voss, age 87, Suring,
passed peacefully at home surrounded by his passed away on August 18, 2009 at Wood-
loving family on Saturday, August 22, 2009. land Village Nursing Home. She was born
Bob was born September 9, 1938 in Crandon February 25, 1922 to the late George and
to Dewey and Elva (Brewer) Jameson. Kathleen (Kispert) Nelson.

He entered the United States Army in 1956 Geraldine is survived by her daughter, Kathy
with a tour of duty in Germany and was hon- "Katie" (Jay) Tousey; her brother, George
orably discharged in 1959. On September 9, (Shirley) Nelson; her sister, Joan Mayers; 3
1961, Bob married Mary Ann Spencer. To- grandchildren, Todd (Luann Kober) Tousey,
gether they raised two children, Donald and Jason Tousey, Jenni (Jeff) Jossie; 2 great
Christeen. granddaughters, Emma, and Abby; many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He en-
joyed spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren com- Geraldine was preceded in death by her hus-
pete in rodeos, fishing, hunting, and telling stories. Family and friends band, George Voss.
will miss his wit, sense of humor, and honesty. Bob always let every-
body know what he was thinking. He will be missed by all who knew Geraldine's wishes were to have no services.
Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in charge of
He is survived by wife, MaryAnn; Daughter: Christeen (Tom) Renkas, arrangements.
Wabeno; Son: Don (Brenda) Jameson, Bullhead City, AZ; Grandchil-
dren: J.D. and Cassie Bell, Victoria, Joe and Christopher Renkas, Chel- Elizabeth "Liz" Conley (Perenick), No-
sea and Nahdene Tanck and Morgan Jameson; Great-granddaughter: vember 6th, 1916 - August 22nd, 2009
Katrina Lang. Sister-in-law: Denver Jameson, Crandon. Further sur-
vived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends Visitation was held 10:30AM to 11:30AM on
Friday, August 28th, 2009 11:30AM to
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 1:30PM on Friday, August 28th, 2009 at
p.m. at the Weber-Hill Funeral Home, Crandon. Funeral Service will Weber-Hill Funeral Home. Burial at Cran-
follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Farr officiating. Interment will be don Lakeside Cemetery Crandon, WI 54520
in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Argonne. Weber-Hill Funeral
Home, Crandon is assisting the family. Online condolences at
Lee DeForest Schuettpelz, age 79, Suring, passed away in Nee-
nah on Aug. 16, 2009. Lee was born in Suring, Jan. 2, 1930 to the
late Edgar and Henrietta (Firgens) Schuettpelz, and lived his life
in Suring. Ruth Jansen became his wife on Feb. 4, 1951 at St.
Johns Lutheran Church in Hayes.
Lee served in the Army during the Korean war. He returned to
farm in Breed Township until retiring in 1994. Following retire-
ment Lee was a school bus driver for 10 years. He served as a
past director for Suring Shipping Association for 20 years. He
also served as a Supervisor for Breed Township. His pastimes
included fishing, hunting, with a special love for his grandkids.
Lee was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hayes, where
he had also served as a Church Trustee.
Survivors include his wife Ruth, of Suring; two daughters, Shary
(Robert) Johnson of Suring and Larae (Ken) Hischke of Mishicot;
two sons, Larry (Diane) Schuettpelz of DePere and Stuart
(Brenda) Schuettpelz of Gillett; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by an infant son Ralph
in 1955, a sister Pearl, and three brothers, Russel, Burton and
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 from 4 until 8 p.m. Visitation was at
10 a.m. Thursday at St. Johns Lutheran Church until services at
11 a.m., with Pastor Shane Cota officiating. Burial is in Mt. Olive
Lutheran Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, me-
morials appreciated to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Striving to Improve Reading by Amy Wysocki
During the week of July 6-10th, I had the opportunity to learn and work with some extraordinary teachers.
If your child is lucky enough to be attending the Wabeno Area
School District you may already know what a dedicated and
dynamic teaching staff works there. All but two teachers at the
Wabeno Elementary were able to attend a reading class called
the Comprehensive Literacy Model Institute held in Pembine.
That includes teachers from 4 year old Kindergarten all the way
though 6th Grade, and we were lucky enough to also have our
junior high English teacher, a few support staff, our principal,
and our administrator attend. The teachers and administrators
are continually working to improve teaching, and in the next
few years how reading and writing is taught at the Wabeno
Area School District will be changing. If you get the opportu-
nity, talk with your child's teacher on how you can help our
children become better readers.

McCaslin Lions Award McCaslin Lions Donate to

Scholarships Logging Camp Restoration
Recently the McCaslin Lions Club awarded three $2000 Lions President
scholarships to graduated sen- Bernie Van-
iors of area high schools. The Dreel (left) pre-
recipients of the scholarships sents a $1000
were: Wabeno graduates Cody check to Lion
Aderholdt, Rachel Spreeman Bob Brown,
and White Lake graduate, Director of the
Jordan Ascher. The Lions Holt & Balcom
Club wishes the students suc- Logging mu-
cess in their chosen studies. seum. The con-
tribution will be
(Left) Lion President Bernie applied to the
VanDreel, (far left) presents Logging mu-
check to Cody Aderholdt who seum restoration fund. The Logging Camp located at its
will be majoring in Education original location on the McCaslin Brook Golf & Country
and History at UWGB and Club grounds was constructed in 1880 and is believed to be
Lions Scholarship Chairman the oldest existing camp in the country. The Camp is owned
Cliff Aderholdt (far right) pre- by the Oconto County Historical Society and is in need of
sents a check to Rachel Spree- major renovation. A fund raising committee for the restora-
man who will be majoring in the tion of the camp has set a campaign goal of $45,000.
Medical field at UWGB.
(Right) Lion President Bernie VanDreel presents check to Jordan
Ascher who will be studying Nursing/Health Science at North Central
Technical College.
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News from Nicolet AARP 1191

The speaker for the Nicolet AARP Chapter #1191 August meeting was
Dick Culver who talked to the group about the Clean Boats Clean Waters
volunteer program. Local AARP members are not strangers to doing vol-
unteer work. Eight members, including Dick, have done volunteer work
for Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) on their lakes. Dick is the CBCW
coordinator for the CBCW Program for the Inland Lakes P&R District in
Townsend. CBCW volunteers inspect boats as they enter and leave a lake
and educate boaters on how they can help prevent the spread of aquatic
invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers. The program is spon-
sored by the Wisconsin DNR and has proven to be effective. Dick ex-
plained what the volunteer does and discussed the problems caused by
various invasive species in Wisconsin.

The AARP group had a lively discussion about the current Health Care Photo: CBCW Volunteers: Dick Culver,
Reform issue that is facing our legislators. The issue was discussed be- Marlene Adamec, & John Stailey
cause of a recent teleconference call sponsored by AARP Wisconsin.
AARP does not endorse any specific legislation, but it does state healthcare reform positions on concerns which are impor-
tant to AARP members. AARP does encourage members to be involved in this important issue. Many local members ex-
pressed concerns about the affordability and quality of care in the current system.

The Nicolet AARP Fall Dinner will be at the Waters Edge Restaurant on Anderson Lake on September 14, 2009. Cocktails
start at 4:30 PM with dinner served at 5:30 PM. Call Carol Butrymowicz at 276-3468 to make reservations.

Majewski’s celebrate 60 Years

Together with Family
Anton and Carol Ma-
jewski celebrated their
60th Wedding Anni-
versary with family on
August 15th. They
were married August
13, 1949 at St. Veron-
ica Church, Town of
Lake which is now a
part of the city of Mil-
waukee. Anton and
Carol have four chil-
dren Gary (Theresa
Millan) Majewski,
GayAnn (Steven) Sloan, Dawn (David) Millan, and James Ma-
jewski. Nine grandchildren, Jayce, Amy (Stephen) Wysocki,
Andy (Lisa) Millan, Stanley (Andrea) Millan, Bill (Lori) Millan,
Kattie (Tim) Rouselatos, Jake Millan, Daniel Majewski, and
Travis Sloan and eight great grandchildren, Sophie, Owen,
Faith, Skylar, Alivia, Grant, Zander and Naomi.

Congratulations and God Bless you. Thank you for all that you
do for each of us and our families. We love and cherish you.
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Wild Wings
Local artist, Betsy Popp, from
Townsend will have three of her
wood sculptures published in
Wild Wings ‘Original Catalog’ to
come out this September.

Wild Wings, Inc. is a gallery of

fine nature art, clothing, and
furniture, specializing in wildlife
prints and collectables, located in National Guard and
Lake City, MN. Betsy has been a Reserve
part of the Wild Wings family
since 2000. Original wood sculp- Mobilized as of July 2009
tures of a life size Northern Car-
dinal, a life size Black Capped
Chickadee, and a life size Winter At any given time, services may activate some
Wren were selected by Wild units and individuals while deactivating others,
Wings as additions to their cata- making it possible for these figures to either in-
log. crease or decrease. The total number currently on
active duty from the Army National Guard and
You can see all of what Wild Army Reserve is 111,879; Navy Reserve, 6,685;
Wings has to offer at Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 13,925; Marine Corps Reserve, 8,341; and the Coast Guard
Reserve, 698. This brings the total National Guard
and Reserve personnel who have been activated to
141,528, including both units and individual aug-
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Events at Lambeau Field Will Honor,

Welcome Home Wisconsin’s Vietnam War-May 2010
A wide-reaching statewide effort to honor Wisconsin Vietnam War Veterans will culminate in a weekend
of recognition and celebration of their service and sacrifice for veterans and their families.

The May 21-23, 2010 events – LZ Lambeau: Welcoming Home Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans –
will feature a special evening celebration inside Green Bay’s Lambeau Field that will honor and thank
Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans, while offering a warm welcome home that many never received.

“On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I am proud to invite Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam Era
Veterans and their families to an important celebration at Lambeau Field in May 2010,” Gov. Jim Doyle
wrote in a welcoming letter. “We owe our nation’s veterans – and those who are serving in Iraq, Af-
ghanistan, and other parts of the world today – a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid. But what we can
do is keep the promises we made to them and always honor their service and sacrifice. LZ Lambeau:
Welcoming Home Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans will serve as a fitting tribute to Wisconsin’s brave
men and women who sacrificed greatly in service to our country.

The ceremony will honor those who were killed in action and those still missing and listed as unaccounted for from the Vietnam
War.” Named for the Landing Zones that Vietnam Veterans were often deployed to and inspired by the interviews with Vietnam
veterans from the forthcoming Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories documentary project, LZ Lambeau is a partnership of The Wiscon-
sin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television, along with an exten-
sive group of veterans organizations statewide.

The Saturday, May 22, 2010 evening event in Lambeau Field will feature special speakers, recognition, music and premiere seg-
ments from the Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories documentary.
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OCONTO COUNTY For details see:

Annual Labor Day Celebration 8:00AM SURING - Friday evening-truck pulls & live music. Saturday -Buy, Sell & Swap Meet (starting at 8:00
A.M.), chili cook-of (11:00A.M.), children’s chalk art, quilt show, craft show, car show, and antique tractor pull. Saturday evening-farm tractor
pull and live music. Sunday-children and adult water fights, fish boil, stage show and live music. Sunday evening-ATV & garden tractor pulls,
fireworks. Monday-parade (10:00 A.M.), live music, Lions/Lioness food and pie stands open after the parade. Music, food and refreshments
available throughout the weekend! For more information contact the Village Hall at (920) 842-2333.
Saturday, September 05, 2009 3rd Annual Corn Roast - Townsend 11:00AM 3rd Annual Corn Roast at Kathy's Valley Inn just north of Town-
send (the bar with the snowmobile on the roof). Games, raffles, refreshments, food, music and of course lots of sweet corn. Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Fireman’s Breakfast - Crooked Lake (12:00PM - CROOKED LAKE Sponsored by the Crooked Lake Fire Dept. 8:00 A.M.-Noon at the Crooked
Lake Fire Dept. Contact Wally Remic (715) 276-7777.
Riverview Fire Department Annual Corn Roast 12:00PM – RIVERVIEW Sponsored by the Riverview Fire Department & Auxiliary. Held at the
Riverview Town Hall & Pavilion. Noon to 8 P.M. Music, food, refreshments, raffles, corn & volleyball tournament. Contact Diane Bailey (715)
Sunday, September 06, 2009 Lakewood Fire Department Corn Roast 8:00AM - LAKEWOOD Live music, food, refreshments, games, free sweet
corn. Located at the Lakewood Town Hall. Contact Raoul Schotty (715) 276-7463.

Friday, September 11-13, 2009 Falls Fun Fest 22nd Annual Event (8:00AM OCONTO FALLS
Friday- city wide rummage sales. Saturday-fishing derby, classic car poker run, softball tournament and more. Sunday-Hotcake Hustle 5k/10k
walk/run, pancake and porkie breakfast. Visit

Lena Dairy Fest 9:00AM Sept 11-12 LENA Food stands, truck & tractor pulls, games, free rides, refreshment tent, bands all day ‘til 10:00 P.M.
Huge parade, lots of entertainment for kids. Located at Holy Cross Church grounds. Contact Tim Johnson (920) 834-0284.

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Kolorama Kick-off - Lakewood 8:00AM Pumpkin carving, chili cook-off. Food, fun and music. Arts & Crafts
Farmers Market. Located at the Lakewood Town Hall and Pavilion. Starts at 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Lakewood Area Chamber of
Commerce. (715) 276-6500.

Saturday, October 03, 2009 Oconto Harvest Festival 9:00AM OCONTO Pecor Street, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Harvest produce, crafts, flea market, pet
contest, Balloons Across America Celebration, music, food, activities and games, horse drawn wagon rides. Contact Margie at (920) 834-0314.

Presbyterian Church Spaghetti Supper LAKEWOOD 4:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Contact Shirley Rohe at 715 276-7455.

**Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce: See (see Events above)
**Forest County
**Vilas County– For more events and details go to Vilas County website
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short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and the
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and mild language 94 Minutes
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Vinnie Jones, Hank Azaria, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
October 6, 2009 (video)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and
Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village,
they set off on an epic journey through the ancient

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout,

brief strong language and comic violence