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Hello Clam Lake!!!

Winter is definitely not wanting to lessen it’s grip on us this year. We began and ended the week with snow events. We did have days of warmer temps with plenty of melt going on but, with the snow depths this year, it will take a while! One of these days……At least the sun is in spring mode and feels so very warm!

DONATION REMINDER: Remember there’s still time to donate towards the Clam Lake Forest Riders Snowmobile Club. When you make a purchase at the Junction or Chippew Outpost you may be asked if you would care to donate a dollar towards this hard working club. Hopefully, your answer will be a resounding YES!!! Of course, you don’t need to make a purchase to make a donation, just tell the cashier that you’d like to donate and all they have to do is hit the donate key and done! Is a very safe and efficient way for the businesses to keep track of the donations. Our snowmobile club really has to be commended this year for all the hard work they have done by keeping the trails clear and well groomed. We have them to thank for our bustling winter tourist trade!!

THANK YOU – I think all of us would like to give a shout out to all those that have been keeping our roofs shoveled over this most challenging of winters. It’s hard work and can be dangerous work as well. My personal thanks go out to Ryan Lueloff and Louie Carl for coming to my rescue this past week. Their kindness and skill is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

CRANE COUNT REMINDER: Sawyer County is looking for volunteers willing to assist in a crane count being held on April 15th between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 am. Volunteers will be asked to go out to assigned spots on the 15th and count. Currently, there are 8 sites available between Clam Lake and Hayward and one site near Loretta. If interested, please contact Clam Laker Bonnie Booth at 317-708-3481 or She will be coordinating the Sawyer County sites. This is a project under the heading of the International Crane Foundation whom, for the past 50 years, have made it their mission to save cranes and their habitats. What a great way to help our forest friends!

HISTORY MOMENT: Taken from a March 1946 edition of the Glidden Enterprise: “A 4-H Club was organized at Clam Lake.” This group would become a very talented performance group known as the “Clam Lake Kids” whom would put on variety shows for the local communities. I will be writing more about them in a later news column….

A SHOPPING ELK WILL GO: Once again, our local elk decided it was time to make a stop at the Clam Lake Junction to make sure all was going well. Satisfying themselves that everything was “business as usual” they headed further afield. Nice of them to stop by!

SPEAKING OF – PROCEED WITH CAUTION: With the snow so deep in the forest both elk and deer are making their way out onto the roads where navigation is less difficult. Please be on the look out for these animals.

Until next week….

Pictured are elk visiting the Clam Lake Junction.

Elk Junction - Clam Lake, WI