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    L )ROORZWKH/HDGHUMorning visitor

    Circus @ Siren Fur trade rendezvous at

    Danbury Music on the Overlook @ St.

    Croix Falls Gem and mineral show @

    Frederic Movie under the stars @

    Osceola Air show at Siren

    Family Dance Party @ St. Croix Falls

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum @

    St. Croix Falls Swedish Mission Church

    service @ Trade Lake Church festival @ Frederic

    See coming events for more times, etc.

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    See SPORTSInside this section

    Watercross a successin Grantsburg

    Festivals falllineup

    Currents, page 18

    State patrol officerspractice for the

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    No charges in Centuria boys death but lessons were learned Page 3

    WED., JULY 23, 2014 VOLUME 81 NO. 49 2 SECTIONS

    No trialTrial averted as parents of Reena Mae Williams enter pleas of no contest

    Page 11

    Letters 6ASports 13-18AOutdoors 19A

    Town Talk 6-8BComing events Back of B

    Letters from home 3BCold turkey 3BOn the edge of

    common sense 4B


    LIVES LIVEDKeith C. Nelson

    Rita Elaine SmithEleanor Bonneville

    Joan Marvel CockerhamCharles Ford

    See Currents, pages 19UP FRONTPOLK COUNTY - On Tuesday, July 10, a burglary was reported in Milltown, a second

    on Hwy. 63 near Clayton and a third in Amery on Hwy. 46. In all three instances elderly victims were approached while in their yards by two males driving a silver or tan-colored, newer model pickup, possibly with a topper. One of the males would talk to the victim, tell-LQJWKHPWKH\ZHUHIURPDURRQJFRPSDQ\DQGFRXOG[WKHLUURRIIRUIUHHZKLOHWKHRWKHUwould go into the home and take jewelry/coins, cash and other property. The two males were described as: No. 1 - A very short white male in his 20s, with thin, short, brown hair and very bad/rotting teeth. No. 2 - A dark-skinned, white male in his 40s, 5 1 to 6 fall; short brown hair, possibly has a mustache, and has a muscular build with broad shoulders. If anyone has information about these burglaries or the people responsible for them, please contact either the Amery Police Department at 715-268-7411 or the Polk County Sheriffs Of-FHDW&DOOHUVPD\UHPDLQDQRQ\PRXVE\UHTXHVW from Polk County Sheriffs Dept.

    OSCEOLA - Airmen from across the country will gather at the former site of the Osceola

    Air Force Base this fall, to celebrate the bases 64-year history. The base opened in 1950 and closed in 1975 and many airmen regard the site as one of their best memories, both on and off the site. Airmen and their families will converge on the area Oct. 3 and 4 with early DUULYDOVPHHWLQJDWWKH$PHULFDQ/HJLRQ3RVWLQ6W&URL[)DOOVDIWHUSP7KHQH[WGD\the base will open for a tour thanks to ARC. Airmen will be given the chance to march off the base together one last time, with a full color guard unit provided by Post 143 and/or the Somerset Legion post, including U.S. Naval cadets from Blaine, Minn. Later in the evening WKH\ZLOOFRQYHQHRQFHDJDLQDW3RVWKHDGTXDUWHUV,WZLOOEHDWULEXWHWRRQHDQRWKHUtheir base and the community of Osceola, which opened up its hearts and homes to more than 2,000 airmen. - with submitted information

    STATEWIDE - Every year Discover Wisconsin produces a calendar featuring some

    of the best places in our state to visit. Last year they decided to have viewers and fans be featured through the lenses of their cameras. This year, they have decided to let the fans be seen once again for the upcoming 2015 calendar. Photographers are encouraged to submit photos of their area for a chance to have their destination be featured in the calendar. The goal is to get all 72 counties to participate with photos from all counties. Submissions are EHLQJDFFHSWHGWKURXJK:HGQHVGD\$XJRQWKHLU)DFHERRNSDJH6HHIXOOVWRU\LQ&XU-rents section from Discover Wisconsin

    Hertel toweris o! the table

    Burnett Countys communications project FRQWLQXHVWRH[SHULHQFHdelays, changes Page 9

    Cell towerpermit denied9HUL]RQWRZHUFRQLFWVwith Polk ordinance

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    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Great Northern Union, a Twin Cities-based mens a capella chorus, recently earned a third-place bronze medal at the Barbershop Harmony Soci-etys International Chorus Contest. At the contest, the chorus SHUIRUPHGWKHLUEDOODG7KLV+HDUWRI0LQHDQGD0LGZHVWWKHPHG YHUVLRQ RI :LQWHU:RQGHUODQG FRPSOHWH ZLWK DQice-skater and snow. They scored a 94.5-percent average, a per-formance that ranks among the top 10 scores of all time. The contest was held July 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Dallas-based Vocal Majority claimed the top prize in the contests with a superb 96.8-percent average score. Local members of the group include Kyle Weaver of Osceola; Albin Pe-WHUVRQDQG&KDUOHV3HWHUVRQRI7XUWOH/DNHDQG'DYLG)LFRFHOORand Jeremy Westin of Cumberland. PHOTO: The Great North-ern Union performed their uptune, a Midwest-themed version of :LQWHU:RQGHUODQGFRPSOHWHZLWKDQLFHVNDWHUDQGVQRZDWthe MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 4. With the performance, the chorus earned a third-place bronze medal at the Barbershop Harmony Societys International Chorus Con-test. - Photo courtesy Shawn York



    LAKE WISSOTA, Wis. The Wisconsin Grocers Association honored brothers Jeff Schafer and David Schafer, president and &)2 UHVSHFWLYHO\ RI*RUG\V&RXQW\0DUNHWJURFHU\ VWRUHVZLWKWKH([FHOOHQFHLQ2SHUDWLRQV$ZDUGRQ:HGQHVGD\-XO\9. This is the 11th year the WGA has presented the award to store managers, owners and directors in the grocery industry who stand out as leaders in con-tributing to the success and growth of their businesses. Last year, Gordy Scha-fer, founder of Gordys County Market and fa-ther of Jeff and David, was pre-sented with the same award and this year stood back as his sons received the rec-ognition. When KLVVRQVZHUH\RXQJ*RUG\GUDJJHGWKHPRXWRIWKHKRXVHWRlearn the grocery business. Jeff started out bagging ice. David stood behind the service desk, barely able to see over the coun-ter. Gordy made sure his children understood the value of work-ing as a team, of humility and responding to the needs of their patrons. Brandon Scholz, president and CEO of WGA, said sev-eral words stood out to him: Passion, dedication, growth, hard work and giving back to the community, as he presented the award. Besides its Shell Lake store, Gordys operates 12 other VWRUHVLQ&KLSSHZD)DOOVHVWDEOLVKHG$XJXVWD&KHWHNEau Claire, Lake Wissota, Cornell, Ladysmith, Neillsville, Osseo DQG5LFH/DNH7KH\ORRNIRUZDUGWRIXUWKHUH[SDQGLQJ*RUG\Vwith a goal of 20 stores by 2020. - with information from Chippewa Herald


    FCRC cleanup at Coon Lake