Hello Clam Lake!
Wow! What a week! Fall was back and how glorious it has been. Snow melted, ice went off the lakes, temps were in the mid to high 60’s. A few days even hit the 70+ degree mark! It was so nice to walk outside again without boots and just light jackets – if any at all. I know we will be back to “reality” soon but, this was a wonderful and much deserved reprieve.
REMINDER: Free testing for covid-19 is held Wednesdays at the Winter Fire Hall from nine to one for anyone that wishes to have a test. This is done on a first come, first served basis although one can preregister for a test. With covid on the rise in our area communities please do what you can to protect yourself and your neighbors. Thank you!
DON’T FORGET – THANK A VET! We say Thank You! To all our veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday November 11th.
AVIAN UPDATE: Jan Sharp, our resident birder, has reported that the Evening Grossbeaks arrived about a week ago from Canada. She said we should see lots of the Northern finches like Pine Grossbeaks and Common Redpolls this season. Good news for all of our local bird enthusiasts who enjoy watching the birds around their homes. Guess it’s time to get those feeders filled!
HISTORY MOMENT: This appeared in the November 5th edition of the Glidden Enterprise. “Mrs. H.A. Scotford returned to Clam Lake Wednesday to stay over the hunting season. The Camp-Fire Island Camp will be filled with hunters this season.” Hazel Scotford would have been going out to make sure all was in readiness for the arrival of hunters. She was also in charge of commandeering the meals served at the Island resort. Towards the end of the month it states that, “Mrs. Scotford and children, Mrs. E.O. Taylor (her mother) and Margaret Regent (probably a girl hired to help) returned from Clam Lake.”
Speaking of Hunting Season – This year’s deer rifle season will run from November 21st thru November 29th with Muzzleloader beginning November 30th and ending December 9th.
CLAM LAKE FOREST RIDERS UPDATE: Although our local snowmobile club, the Clam Lake Forest Riders, has foregone their usual monthly meat raffles due to the pandemic, they have been keeping busy. Several of them went out to work on trails and do brushing. According to Club president Brenda Kolve, they worked for three hours trimming trees along Highway 77 and GG. Trail 9a was also checked for downed trees and high branches. She reported that their work is still not done as they need to go back out and replace a few signs. Thanks go out to them for keeping up with this much needed maintenance that provides an enjoyable place to ride for all the snowmobile enthusiasts that come to visit us each winter. AS A REMINDER their Raffle tickets are now available for purchase at Ransom’s Place. Time to buy some chances to win and support this worthwhile club in the process.
Until next week….
Pictured are members and officers of the Clam Lake Forest Riders. L to R : Al Kolve, John Staerk, Roger Anderson, Gail & Tom McDonnell, Deb Straetz, Brenda Kolve and Don and Julie Diehls.