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The Exeland Area Association recently moved into their new headquarters on Main Street (the former Winter Insurance Agency building). Many improvements have been made on the inside. They also have purchase new chairs and tables for the building and installed a new flag pole on the outside.

The Association organized the parade for the Trout Fest and would like to thank everyone who entered a unit and took part in the great event. Once again, it was a phenomenal day.

The Association put a nice stain on the fence at the baseball park playground. It really turned out nice!

A Green Bay Packers Tailgate Party will be hosted by the Association on Sunday, October 18. See more details of the event elsewhere in this newsletter.

The Association building can be rented out for your event for $25. Contact Janet at the bank if you would like to reserve a date.

The inside of the Association building decor is all Exeland history stuff. If you have a special photo you would like to donate for the walls just let us know. We're bringing back a lot of good memories of our community back to life.



The Exeland Area Association will be holding a Green Bay Packers Tailgate Party on Sunday, October 18. The Packers will be playing the San Diego Chargers that day. Festivities will be held on Main Street of Exeland and will run from noon to 3:00 p.m.

This will be a fund raiser by the Association. Proceeds of the event will be used to pay expenses incurred by the organization (power, heat, insurance, water & sewer, etc.) at their new headquarters on Main Street.

The day's activities will include: all-you-can-eat plate of food (grilled brats & hot dogs, beans, potato salad, chips, desserts) for $5.00. Beer will be $2.00 and soda & water a $1.00. Sandy's Famous Bloody Mary's will also be available.

There will two separate raffles going on during the afternoon for Packer's merchandise. Drawings will take place at 2:15 p.m.

Dress-up in your best Packer gear. Prizes will be given away for the following: Best Dressed Individual, Best Dressed Couple, Funniest Costume & Best Kids (18 & under).

Enter the random drawing at no cost and take a chance of being "Packers King or Packers Queen" for the day. A male and a female will be chosen at 2:45 pm. The King and Queen will then carry the Packers flag and lead the parade of Packer fans down Main Street and to the bonfire.

Each of the three years the Association has hosted a Packer Tailgate Party the Packers have been beaten on that day. WE HAVE BEEN CURSED! To break the curse, Robert Deach and Bimbo Gifford will do a voodoo dance in front of the bonfire! This should propel "America's Team" to victory! Come out and enjoy a fun day!

Game time is at 3:25 p.m. Festivities will conclude at 3:00 p.m. so everyone will have plenty of time to disburse and go to their favorite place to watch the game.

Our Sincere Sympathy

The Exeland Community would like to extend

their condolences to the families

On the recent passing of:

Wayne Jaques (June 21)

Walter "Hog" Hautamaki (July 4)

Helen Baumel (July 7)

Evelyn Carr (Sept. 20)

Wonderful people who will be missed by all of Exeland


For the second straight summer Carter Chafer (son of Craig & Cari Chafer) played on the Wisconsin 17 & under All-Star team. The team traveled around the nation this summer and Carter had another excellent year. He was a catcher, first baseman and also did some pitching. Good job Carter! You've made Exeland proud!

Congrats to Jared Weisser on his selection to play in the Legion All-Star game held on August 9th at Miller Park in Milwaukee. All of the Stars were introduced before the game and were able to meet the Brewers players. Jared is the son of Brad & Jeanne Weisser of Bruce and the grandson of Jack & Sheila Weisser of Exeland.

Congrats to Michelle Weisser on running and completing the 26 mile Grandma's Marathon in Duluth that featured over 6,000 runners. Despite a rainy day Michelle was able to complete the race in 4 ½ hours. Michelle is the wife of Darrell Weisser and both are former residents of Exeland.

GOOD JOB BLUE JAYS!! The Exeland Blue Jays major little league team captured another league championship again this summer. They won both the regular league title and the league tournament. The team also traveled around the country and placed well in many other prestigious little league tournaments. It was an outstanding group. Congrats to coach Tommy Clark and his hard working troops! The roster of players included: Ashtyn Waite, Tanner Gerber, McCoy Mansky, Blaine Martin, Jared Gunn, Graydon Clark, Drew Chafer, & Chris Brockman & Danny Brockman.

The high school football and volleyball seasons are underway. Results of their seasons will be posted in the next quarterly newsletter.

The Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers football teams are off to tremendous starts to their seasons. Our state is blessed to be able to watch good teams every fall.

Well, another dismal season for the Milwaukee Brewers. Most of us remain loyal followers but it sure gets tough at times. Maybe next year...


By Bonnie Klinger

We have a treasure in Exeland that is sometimes taken for granted: wonderful meals, a place for seniors to gather, to visit and to enjoy activities at the Exeland Senior Center. As the Sawyer County Senior Nutrition Program has lost federal and state grant money the past couple of years, it has been harder to keep the centers open. The number of seniors attending the Exeland Center the past year had dropped off due to deaths, moving into nursing homes, or moving out of the community. The center has been a vital part of Exeland for over thirty years. The Center needs to be supported or the county agency that administers the programs may need to consider closing it. There is no cost for the meal although a donation of $4 is suggested for those 60 or older. The cost is slightly higher for those under 60 when attending with seniors. The home delivered meals, covering the Exeland, Radisson, and Couderay area, are also delivered from the Exeland Center. Come and discover the good meals at the Center. Give us your input on starting new activities following a wonderful lunch! Call Bonnie at 715-943-2990 to make a reservation.


While the bridge project was going on in Exeland, Elm Park Drive was closed for two days. The Exeland Fire District had to install a plan in case they had to respond to an emergency on the south side of Swan Creek. In helping them make their plan possible they would like to say thank you to: Al Gerber (for use of 2 all-terrain vehicles; John Deach (for use of his machinery); and Jim & Janet Gerber, Neal & Marna Halberg, Todd & Halo Earnhart & Lois Gerber (for giving permission to cross their land during this time).


Congrats to Danelle Thompson (daughter of Dale & Brenda Thompson) on making the Dean's List in the final semester this past spring at UW-River Falls. Danelle is majoring is Business Administration.

Congrats to Kristina Wood (daughter of Jolene & Jeff Waite) who graduated this spring from UW-Superior. Kristina earned a Bachelor of Science, Sociology Degree.


The Exeland community would like to bid a fond farewell to Milt and Sue Stone who have recently sold their home and will be moving away. During their many years of being citizens of our small community they raised four wonderful children, Jamie, Matt, Debbie and Mike. Milt said, "We love Exeland and we won't be strangers. We'll be back to visit for sure." Best wishes and a great future to Milt and Sue as they move onto new horizons. Thanks for the memories you leave with all of us.


It was on Friday, September 18, when several people witnessed Todd Englund give Denny Kopras a thrashing in cribbage that they'll never forget.

The new bridge project on Elm Park Drive in Exeland (also known as the road to the dump) has now been installed. The job is completed except for new black top. The new bridge won't have railings but its four feet wider and it shouldn't be a problem to cross it without landing in the creek.

A big thank you to the Exeland / Radisson ATV Club & Dreadnaughts Motorcycle Club for their generous donation to the Exeland Area Association. The Clubs held a Poker Run in the area on Saturday, August 1st and raised $800. The money will be used for the community fireworks held on July 4th. A big thank also to Gene & Laura Caturia for helping put the event together.

The Exeland First United Methodist Church would like to thank everyone for coming out to make their Salad Luncheon during Trout Fest another huge success!

The Town of Weirgor changed three more miles of their country town roads from gravel to pavement this summer. Great improvements! The Town also recently put a new roof on their machinery/storage shed.

A big thank you goes out to Aaron Zesiger always being there to help out when the parks need repair on their plumbing problems.


In remembrance of some of those people

who graced our community in years past:

Otis Jackson

Roger L. Hanson

John & Betty Hajdacz

Sandy (Teele) Grasley

Aca & Betty Irish

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.


For the past couple of months the Exeland Rod & Gun Club prepared for the 23rd annual Trout Fest. The Club would like to thank everyone from Exeland and the surrounding communities for making it another very successful festival!

The Club constructed two new ticket booths and also updated their coolers for the Trout Fest.

A big thanks to NORTHWEST SANITARY of Exeland for donating portable toilets for the event. You'll never know how our gratitude and appreciation for your generosity. It's truly appreciated. THANK YOU!

A big thanks to H & S EXCAVATING (Bruce/Exeland) for donating black dirt to the softball field! THANK YOU!

A big thanks to WASTE MANAGEMENT (Ladysmith) for donating the dumpsters used at the Trout Fest! THANK YOU!

A big thanks to A-1 PLUMBING of Exeland for the bringing in the washed rocks for our new boat landing. THANK YOU!

Now that the Trout Fest is out of the way the Club is focused on new projects. Right now they are working with the DNR in hopes of improving the beach area on the north side of Windfall Lake. Hoping there will be progress before next spring.

The Club dock on Windfall Lake has fallen apart and will be replaced by next year.

The Club will be holding their annual Hunter's Ball in November. The event is for club members only.


Here are the results of the 2015 Trout Fest held over Labor Day weekend:

CASH RAFFLE: $4,000 - Mahala Earnhart (Marshfield); $2,000 - Ed Aspseter (Weyerhaeuser); & $1,000 - Bob Desmith (Couderay). There were also 10 lucky $200 Winners.

4-WHEELER RAFFLE: 4-Wheeler - Heather Grinnell (Exeland); Tree Stand - Bob Graves (Bruce); Crossbow - ?


QUEEN CONTEST: Queen - Lacey Martin (Ojibwa); Co-1st Runner-up - Morgan Mansky (Exeland) & Destiny Eckstrom (Bruce); 2nd Runner-up - Tiana Meyers (Radisson); 3rd Runner-up - Olivia Abernathy (Exeland); Most Ticket Sales (1st) Lacey Martin & (2nd) Tiana Meyers; Miss Congeniality - Lacey Martin; Miss Photogenic - Morgan Mansky.

LITTLE MISS PRINCESS: Ella Gerber (Hayward)

MEDALLION WINNER: Partnership of Jim Leader (Exeland) & Wendy Reed (Ojibwa).

BEAN BAG TOSS: (1st) Justin & Shannon Pendlton (Birchwood); (2nd) Grant Gerber & Ashley (Hayward)


MALE WINNERS: (Under 19) 1st - Alex Meyers / Cameron; 2nd - Joshua Halverson / Cameron; (Age20 -29) 1st - Avery Newman / Bruce; Evan Newman / Bruce; (Age30 -39) 1st - Andy Komp / Chetek; 2nd - Adam Schrank / Blaine, MN; (Age 40 - 49) 1st - Ken Suzan / Exeland; 2nd Scott Ring / Exeland; (Age 50 & over) 1st - Lowell Tesky (Winter); 2nd - Andrew Delzer / West Bend

FEMALE WINNERS: (Under 19) 1st Lily Dunsirn / Deerfield; (Age 20 - 29) 1st - Andrea Crowley / Middleton; 2nd - Celina Dieckman / Weyerhaeuser; (Age 40 -49) 1st – Melissa Zajec / New Richmond; 2nd - Kellie Schrank / Blaine, MN; (Age 40 - 49) 1st - Mary Chestolowski / Rochester, MN; 2nd - Jill Johnson / Brownsburg, IN; (Age 50 & over) - 1st - Margaret Ohman / Woodville; 2nd - Marna Halberg / Exeland.

(Overall Winner) - Mary Chestolowski / Rochester, MN



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