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A review of the top Tribune news headlines for 2012 – 4th Quarter

A review of the top Tribune news headlines for 2012 – 4th Quarter
October- December


October 3: 2012 BOYCEVILLE HOMECOMING COURT CROWNED: Will Kraft and Laramie Schutts were crowned as the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen at Boyceville during the pep fest on Friday, September 28

TOUCHDOWNS FOR TYLER A SUCCESS: Ten-year-old Tyler Schmidt of Boyceville was the honorary water boy at Friday night’s game, and people could donate money per touchdown to help with medical expenses. Schmitt was diagnosed with a rare cancer.

FIRE DESTROYS EMERALD SHED: Fire completely destroyed a large steel shed on the Brad Bazille farm on 250th Street in the Town of Emerald. All the contents of the 70 ft. by 80 ft. shed were lost in the flames.

October 10: THREE AREA CENTURY FARMS HONORED: Three families in this area  were honored at the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair for their Century Farm or home on Tuesday, August 7. They are: the Konder Farm, The Kovacik farm, and the Schug farm.

DAKOTA LAIN WALK A SUCCESS: October 6 was the second Annual Dakota Lain’s Walk to Stop Child Abuse. Despite the cold weather the event raised over $14,000.00 for the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital.

WAYERSKI TRIAL ON SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK: At a motion hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court October 4, it was clear that the Gary Wayerski trial would go forward this week.

October 17: TAMMY BALDWIN VISITS AREA: Representative Tammy Baldwin along with  U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar stopped by for their area campaign tour at the Shafter Dairy Farm.

BREAKING NEW GROUND AT GLENHAVEN: Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glenwood City has plans to expand its nursing home once again starting in April 2013. The goal of the renovation is to build a new facility that has all private rooms.

FOREST RESIDENTS SPEAK FOR AND AGAINST TURBINES: Of the 33 people who testified about wind turbines at one public hearing in the Town of Forest, 21 were against the project and 12 were in favor. There were two hearings in the Town of Forest, and there was also a PSC hearing in Madison that started on Tuesday.

October 24: GC SCHOOL PROPOSES TO BORROW UP TO $1 MILLION: A proposal was presented for the school district to borrow up to $1 million dollars from one or more of three methods. The borrowed resources would go towards the remodeling of the high school science labs, replacing the track and building a road south of the existing complex.

SIMS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT: A Dunn County jury has found a 26-year-old man, Daniel Sims, not guilty of the sexual assault of a mentally ill victim in Wheeler.

DUNN COUNTY ACCEPTS MINING OVERLAY FOR FIRST READING: The Dunn County Board has accepted the proposed nonmetallic mining overlay district for a first reading. County ordinances will now be approved through a first and second reading procedure.

October 31: LIONS CLUB DONATES TO STEVE BERENDS FAMILY: The Glen Hills Lions Club donated $500.00 to the Benefit for the family of Steve Berends. Steve was killed in an auto accident in August leaving behind his wife and three small children.

TOWN OF STANTON REFERENDUM: The Town of Stanton has given a notice that an election will be held Tuesday, November 6 where two questions will be submitted to a vote. One is about whether the Town of Stanton should have zoning (county, town, or none) and the other is whether or not the position of clerk and treasurer should be combined.

OKTOBERFEST AT GLENHAVEN: Glenhaven’s Oktoberfest event was the kick-off to the fundraising campaign for the new addition and renovations that are planned for Glenhaven. The event was held last Thursday.


November 7: NEW FITNESS CENTER IN TOWN: Sunshine Community Fitness Center of Turtle Lake  has expanded the facility to Glenwood City, in the same building as Norm’s Barbershop. Alissa Sunshine Coomer is the owner of the facility. The facility will have workout equipment, free weights, a room for yoga and Pilates, showers/changing room, tanning bed and massage therapist.

DAVE’S BREWFARM: Dave Anderson and Pamela Dixson moved from the cities to this area in 2008, and that is when they broke ground for their sustainable brew farm. Anderson began his brewery journey in the 1990’s, home brewing beers in Minnesota.

GC CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS FOR ROAD WORK, GLENHAVEN REQUEST: The city council approved the planning stage for the city street work for next year. They also heard a request from Glenhaven’s administrator about construction plans that the local nursing home has.

November 14: TOPPERS HEADING TO STATE: Glenwood City’s football team earned a spot in the state’s football championship game by dumping previous undefeated Hilbert Wildcats in a score of 28-8. The game is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 15.

VOTING RESULTS: The nation exercised its right to vote last Tuesday, November 3, in the 2012 presidential election. President Obama was elected to serve his second term by a 50%-48% margin. History was made when Democrat Tammy Baldwin was elected as U.S. Senator; she is the first openly gay woman to hold a seat in the senate.

BOYCEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $4,000 GRANT: During his reported to the village board Monday night, police chief Dan Wellumson informed the board that the police department is receiving a $4,000 grant. He explained that was because Boyceville participated in the “Click-It or Ticket” program, and Boyceville’s name was drawn.

November 21: TOPPERS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Glenwood City capped a Cinderella post-season with yet another dominate second-half performance, this in the WIAA Division 7 State Football Championship Thursday, November 15 at Camp Randall in Madison, to capture the school’s third state football crown.

AREA POST OFFICES ARE GOING TO HAVE LESS WINDOW HOURS: The Wheeler post office and the Boyceville Post Office will have window hours for four hours per day and six hours per day, respectively, starting sometime next year.

DUNN COUNTY APPROVES MINING OVERLAY ORDINANCE: One a vote of 21 in favor and eight opposed, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors has approved the nonmetallic mining overlay district to regulate frac sand mining within the county. The Dunn County board approved the ordinance for a second reading at the November 13 meeting.

November 28: CADY CHEESE SOLD TO BURNETT DAIRY CO-OP: On November 14, the Burnett Dairy Cooperative announced that it has acquired Cady Cheese Factory Inc., located in Wilson, WI.

THRIVENT DONATES TO GLENHAVEN: Dave Prissel, Glenhaven administrator, accepted a $1,000 check from Joan Bartz, local representative of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The grant from Thrivent is to match donations from Glenhaven’s fundraising Oktoberfest event, and will be used for Glenhaven’s building project.

THANKSGIVING DAY FIRE: A fire consumed the woodpile at the Brian Weyer home on 110th Avenue in Springfield Township. There was no damage reported to the home.

HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS THIS WEEKEND: The holiday festivities are getting underway in Glenwood City this weekend with Holiday in the Hills. Events include the Tree Lighting at Mayo Clinic, Library activities including visiting with Santa, and the lighting of the Christmas Care Tree at Glenhaven.


December 5: TOWN OF FOREST SPENDS OVER $200,000 IN LEGAL FEES: So far, the Forest Town Board has spent $200,000 on legal fees and expert witnesses to fight on against the proposed wind turbine project.

BOYCEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $2,000 AGSTAR GRANT: AgStar has awarded the Boyceville Fire Department a $2,000 Emergency Response Equipment Fund.  The grant is to be used for stabilization stands.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND: Boyceville’s Annual Spirit of Christmas will be held Saturday, December 8. Activities will include home decoration judging, craft sale, silent auction/bake sale, Young Ambassador Ceremony, spaghetti dinner, live nativity, and holiday parade. The Village of Knapp will also have Christmas festivities including breakfast with Santa, sleigh rides, and Christmas Day dinner,

IN BOYCEVILLE: The village board gave its approval for a private firm to open a recycling and type 4 salvage yard in the community. Albert and Joanne Quakenbush appeared before the village board at their monthly meeting Dec. 10 to tell of their plans. They will be located in the former Hedlund building and will accept many items for recycling.

NUESKE IS NEW COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR: The community education program at the Glenwood City School District has hired Sue Nueske to take over as coordinator.

ALMOST 160 RUN-OFFS: According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, State Patrol troopers responded to nearly 160 run-offs from the first big snow of the year.  This is an average number of responses in comparison to past snow storms. The storm caused cancellations of area schools including Glenwood City and Boyceville, and other activities.

ALL ABOUT YOU FITNESS: Sandy Kopecky has been a local personal trainer out of her home on Tiffany Creek for almost five years. She offers personal training.

December 19:  TOWN OF WILSON HOLDS FIRST HORSE PARADE: This past Saturday, the Town of Wilson held its first annual horse parade down main street.

WHEELER VILLAGE BOARD TO CONSIDER DONATION: The Wheeler Village Board has agreed that the $100,000 donation from Wisconsin Industrial Sand should be on the agenda for the January meeting.

BOYCEVILLE SCHOOLS APPROVES PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, HOSTS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: The school board took action at their regular school board meeting to move ahead with a parent notification system, quoted from Blackboard Connect at $1,480 per year.  Also, The Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational was held at the high School on Saturday. Boyceville placed fourth out of 51 schools.

December 26:  HONORED FOR 20 YEARS ON THE BANK BOARD: Wally Lindholm, center, was honored for serving on the Board of Directors of the Hiawatha National Bank for twenty years. Lindholm officially retired from the board at the meeting of December 13th.

MOUSEL AWARDED FOR SERVICE: Gordy Hierlmeier surprised Larry Mousel at the girl’s basketball game last Thursday night with an award for his outstanding service given by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. Mousel has been providing his service for almost 30 years.

BOYCEVILLE TEAMS DO WELL IN SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TOURNAMENT: The Boyceville High School Science Olympiad team finished in 4th place overall at the 51-team Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, finishing as the 2nd place WI tournament in the 6th annual showdown.  The Boyceville Middle School Science Olympaid team successfully defended their tournament title by finishing first overall at the 22-team Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, winning for the fourth year in the row.