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2016 Calendar of Events

Friday, April 8-Spaghetti Feed

Wednesday, April 20-Swan Creek Park Clean-up

Thursday, June 14-Quarterly Meeting

Saturday, July 2-Hall of Fame Baseball Tourney

Sunday, July 3-Community Picnic & Fireworks

Sunday, September 4-Trout Fest Parade

Tuesday, September 13-Quarterly Meeting

Sunday, October ?-Packer Tailgate Party

Tuesday, December 13-Quarterly Meeting

We welcome anyone who would like to become a member of the Exeland Area Association. The annual cost is $20 and can be paid at Dairyland State Bank.

If you would like an ad in the newsletter the annual cost is $40 for the four quarterly ads. This also can be paid at Dairyland State Bank.


The Exeland Area Association will be holding their annual Spaghetti Feed on Friday, April 8th at the Exeland Rod & Gun Clubhouse. The meal will be served from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost per plate is $7 for adults and $4 for 12 and under. There also will be a meat raffle and a 50/50 raffle during the night. This year all of the proceeds will be donated to Exeland Youth Baseball.

About the event, Association President Jim Gerber said, "Last year the event raised us over $900. We're hoping to have that much success again. All of the proceeds this year will be donated to the Exeland Little League and Babe Ruth programs. The main project of our group this year is to help keep youth baseball going in our community and to assure the coaches they have the funding to do so. The other project we will be involved in is to co-op with the Exeland Rod & Gun Club in constructing a large new sign at the start of Elm Park Drive that directs people to the Sports Center. We feel both projects will be very beneficial to everyone in the area. We're proud our organization can continue to do a lot for the community. 2015 was a great year for us and we hope to keep doing a lot in the future. We're fortunate to have such a good supporting community."

Our Sincere Sympathy

The Exeland community would like to extend their condolences

to the families on the recent passing of:

Stanley Ferr (Dec. 14)

Robert Stankowski (Dec. 23)

Ben Miniatt (Jan.)

Arthur Clark (Jan. 28)

Tony Wojcik (Feb. 28)

Bob Sander (Mar. 10)

Wonderful people who will be missed by all of Exeland.


Winners of this year's Cribbage League held at the Frontier Bar were:

The Bruce High School boy's basketball team had a very successful year and placed near the top of the conference. A couple of the top players on the team included: Carter Chafer (son of Craig & Cari Chafer) & Colin Wessman (son of Randy & Carrie Wessman. Good job, boys!

Congrats to Steven Jerry, 145 lb. junior wrestler at Ladysmith High School. Steven (son of Pastor Tim & Ann Jerry and grandson of Donna Jerry) had an outstanding season and won his third Heart O' North Conference championship. Congrats to Steven!

Congrats to Kal Gerber (son of Dave & Patty Gerber) on winning the Corn Cob National Wrestling Championship (145# open division 19 & older) at Des Moines, Iowa. Little brother Tanner placed 4th in the 90 lb. weight class. Good job, guys!

Playing a big role on a good Winter Elementary School girl's basketball team was Kate Pasanen (daughter Scott & Jennie Pasanen. Jennie was coach of the team that has now went two years in a row with an undefeated record. That is quite an accomplishment for a team of any age. Congrats to daughter and mom.

Brody Fischer (son of Korey Fischer & Julie Thompson) gave Winter High School a big lift when he joined boy's basketball team. Good season, Brody!


The DNR has announced they no longer will be using fire towers in the state. The Meteor fire tower will no longer be in use and will eventually be torn down.

Claiming to see the first robin of the year is John Deach. She saw it in Seattle on February 29. Technically, this shouldn't count because it was out of state. However, he has wanted this distinction for many years so we'll give it to him.

Well, it looks like the deer in the area had a good winter and most of them have survived. Now let's hope the DNR doesn't issue tags this year to shoot them. Maybe more important … if they do issue antleress tags let's hope the sportsmen don't use them.

If you would like an extra copy of this fine newsletter just send $20 + postage to Jim Gerber at PO Box 35, Exeland, WI 54835.



Making the Dean's List at UW-Oshkosh is Courtney Krug. Courtney is the daughter of Gary and Sara Krug. Congrats Courtney!!

UW-Superior has named Jasmine Ayers to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the Fall 2015 semester. Good job, Jasmine!

Kimberly Stricklen has earned Dean's List honors from Bemidji State University for the Fall 2015 semester. Way to go, Kimberly!!

Congrats to Hanna Anderson, a freshman attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on making the Dean's List for the Fall of 2015. Hanna is the daughter of Andy & Missy Anderson.

Omitted from the last Newsletter was Kelsie Kopras named as Student of the Month at Bruce High School for the month of October. Kelsie is the daughter of Denny & Sue Kopras and gets her smarts from Grandpa Ben Clements. Good job, Kelsie!


Mike & Margaret Waite on the celebration of their 50th Wedding anniversary this past winter.


Cody & Casey (Thorson) Rurup of Birchwood, proudly announce the arrival of their son, Brody Thomas, born Dec. 30. The grandparents are Ed & Stacey Rurup and Paul & Michele Thorson. Welcome to the world Brody Thomas!

Nathan & Kitzi (Milner) Klinger of Somerset, proudly announce the arrival of their daughter, Hattie Fern Klinger, born Dec. 30. The grandparents are Bill & Linda Milner and Bob & Bonnie Klinger. Congrats to the Klinger and Milner families!

Matt & Jolene (Veness) Peterson, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Ann Peterson, born Feb. 3. The grandparents are David & Julie Veness. Congrats to all on the arrival of Hazel Ann!


The annual Kid's Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 26 at the Sports Center. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp and will be held in snow, rain, tornado, earthquake, volcano or shine. Dress appropriately. There will be three different age groups and a lot of eggs hidden.


The Exeland Area Association would like to extend a huge thank you to the anonymous couple who donated $500 to the organization. The money will be put to good use.

The Exeland Area Association would also like to thank the following people for the generous donations they recently made to the organization: Dave Vitcenda - $300; Todd Englund (Frontier Bar) - $150 to youth baseball; Heather & Mike Grinnell (Buckhorn Bar) – money to youth baseball; Jim & Janet Gerber-money to youth baseball & Spaghetti Feed; Lois Gerber-money to youth baseball & Spaghetti Feed; Halo Earnhart-money to youth baseball; Quilting Club - $100 for meat raffle; Joanie Vitcenda-purchase food for the Spaghetti Feed; Al & Nancy Gerber (G-1) donation of food to Spaghetti Feed; All of the Girls who are supplying deserts for the Spaghetti Feed.

Michele Meyers & Janet Gerber for doing the Kid's Easter Egg Hunt again this year. Also a huge thank you to Heather & Mike Grinnell (Buckhorn Bar)for the donation of money to help make this year's event possible!

Thank you Denny Welling for building duck houses and donating them to the Exeland Nature Trail. A nice gesture and very much appreciated!


The Exeland Senior Center Meal on Wheel Program is sponsoring a cash raffle ticket sales to assist Seniors in Sawyer County. The tickets are available at Dairyland state Bank and the Exeland Senior Center. Cash prizes are: 1st - $500; 2nd - $200; 3rd & 4th - $25 each. The drawing will be held on March 29th at the Exeland Senior Center.


The Sawyer County Senior Resource Program held a 2016 Spring Style Show and Luncheon on Saturday, March 19 at the Steakhouse & Lodge in Hayward to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program for Seniors in Sawyer County. The highlight of the program was the representation of the 2015 Exeland Trout Fest Queen and Court modeling clothes in the Style Show, selling raffle tickets and helping with the Silent Auction. The group of royalty included Queen Lacey Martin, court of Morgan Mansky, Destiny Eckstrom, Tiana Meyers, Olivia Abernathy and Little Princess Ella Gerber. The girls also got to meet and visit with Miss Wisconsin at the event. Miss Wisconsin stated, "She wouldn't be surprised if someday Miss Wisconsin would be a girl from Exeland.

The people at Sawyer County Resource Center couldn't believe so many beautiful and talented girls could come from one small community.

Memory Lane

In remembrance of some of those people who graced our community in years past:

Pat Gerber

Jocyne Clements

Bob Brier

Stanley & Doris Mansky

Harry & Hazel Bartlett

To preserve the memories of a friend or relative you can buy a spot on the Memorial Plaque in the cafe. Contact Janet at the bank for more info.


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