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Happy Spring?

As the temperatures remain in the forties all week with some twenties at night, we are all wondering where spring went! The weather-people assure us it will be back but, they don’t know exactly when.... I guess the joke is on us!

This weekend is going to be a very busy weekend in Clam Lake as there are several activities going on. First there is the auction at Pat Dudley’s home. The address is 60125 Sate Hwy 77, This is right across from the Clam Lake dump or right at the end of Ashland County Line. There will be plenty of signs.... It starts at 10:00am.

The Next is The Elkhorn’s 2015 Elkfest. This is a very popular event and that starts at 1:00pm at the Elkhorn in Downtown Clam Lake...

The next event is the Re-Opening of the Northern Post Gift Shop & Boutique. The opening is Friday, April 24th at 10:00am. The Hours of business are Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm. Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. There are many sales going on so, be sure to stop down.....

I thought I would include the May Birthday’s this week. Here are you friends and neighbors celebrating their special day in May:
05/03 Dodo Dumanch
05/10 Len Heinlein
05/13 Meghan Keany
05/16 Jenni Gapen
05/19 Lacy Hollister, Jacob Miroslaw (Tim Gapen’s Grandson)
05/21 Pam Stowell
05/31 Don Castro
Those folks celebrating anniversaries in May are:
05/26 Ray and Bev Mathey
05/28 Ron and Colae Vecchie
05/30 Mr.and Mrs. Tim Bay

No matter what you are celebrating, We all hope it’s happy!

I am having shoulder surgery on Tuesday so, if there is no news next week, don’t panic! I’ll return as soon as I can...
Until next time...be kind!

I learned early this evening that Bob Bay Sr. has passed away this past week. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Tweety and the family. Our Sincerest to Bob”s family and his many, many friends....

Here's a Snippet from Lynne:

This description of Clam Lake was sent to the Wisconsin Indian Head Country Tourist Information Center. It is dated April 1959.

Clam Lake is situated 33 miles east of Hayward and 18 miles west of Glidden on Highway 77. A fine black top road in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest, abounding in wild life, with excellent roads for scenic drives. In a radius of 10 miles there over 20 lakes, numerous trout streams and the Chippewa River, West Fork headwaters.

The Clam Lake area offers the following:

Twin Lakes camp grounds – swimming and fishing.
Chippewa River – camp grounds.
Red Ike Lake – fishing.
River trips arranged by most resorts.
Public access roads to most lakes from boat landings.
Square dancing and other special events during the season.
50 miles to Lake Superior
30 miles to Copper Falls State Park – excellent!
Best musky fishing in the state, no other section offers fishing such as this for all species of Wisconsin game fish.
Excellent partridge and deer hunting, resorts cater to hunters throughout fall season.
Churches of all denominations close by.
Several fine eating places for the whole family to enjoy.
Post Office and shopping in town.
Wayside on HWY 77 for tourist stop.

Hope to see you in 1959!
Clam Lake Community Club

Community Club Minutes

April 9, 2015
Regular Meeting

Meeting called to order by Bill MacLeod, Secretary/Treasurer at 5:03 pm with pledge of allegiance. In attendance: Ace and Joan Griffaw, Dave Scherschel, Bud and Julie Rubeck, Andrea Krygoski, Tom Dezotell, Patricia Dudley and Bill MacLeod.

Minutes of March 14th meeting were read. Moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Julie Rubeck and approved by all.
 Treasurer’s Report
  Checking account balance 3/14/15   $ 5,864.75
  Membership    95.00
  Donations    35.00
  St Patrick’s Dinner      127.05
  Bayfield Electric         92.80
  Fireworks    1, 200.00
  Postmaster (bk stamps)       9.80

  Checking account balance 4/9/15   $ 4,819.21

   Building Fund $ 2,596.17
   General Fund $ 2,223.04
   Memberships 109
The report was moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Pat Dudley and approved by all.

 Old Business
  Andrea presented get well card for Bob Bay, Sr.

Tom Dezotell gave Bill a name (Richie Rauch) for possible hog roast and Bill will report back at the next regular meeting. Dave Schershel will follow up on locating a roaster and report back to board. An actual whole hog roast depends on the cost.

Bill reported Bonnie Reukema has given a price for the auto body shop to the Great Divide Ambulance Service. Gordon and Shanagolden townships need to agree to a place and price for their end of an agreement. The GDAS has agreed to providing a new ambulance, furnished with medical supplies and salaries for the paramedics.

New Business
Bill was asked to obtain an annual report of the Scholarship Standing Committee. He will report back to the board.
Approval for bug spraying of club premises was obtained and Bud Rubeck volunteered to get it done.

Pat Dudley’s auction date is April 25th and all were encouraged to attend. The club is hopeful in obtaining the corn roaster used at our August Fest.

Bill will try to schedule a fire extinguisher inspection for morning of July 4th with Jay Wilson.

There being no further business to conduct it was moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Pat Dudley to adjourn at 5:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Bill MacLeod, Secretary/Treasurer

West Fork Waterway Association Inc.

West Fork Waterway Association Inc. is a a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization of concerned people for the preservation and protection of the historic West Fork Waterway and wildlife area for recreation and public enjoyment of its scenic beauty today and in the future. 

WFWA Inc. is on the West Fork of the Chippewa River and includes the area from the Day Lake Dam to the Highway 77 Dam. It is located in the community of Clam Lake, Township Of Gordon Wisconsin and assists the Township of Gordon in funding expenses related to the maintenance of the Highway 77 Dam.

Click Here to Help the West Fork Waterway Association Save the Dam!

Clam Lake, Wisconsin Area Events


4th of July Fireworks Show - Sat. July 4, 2015



September - Fall Elk Bugling

Elk bugling is a special feature of the fall rut usually starting in late August and running through late September in the Clam Lake, Wisconsin area. As the big bull elk prepare to attract female cows, they let out bellows, which range from deep tones to high-pitch squeals to grunts. On fall nights in the Chequamegon National Forest around Clam Lake, Wisconsin, the distinctive sounds of elk rutting can often be heard. Listen to the remarkable, unforgettable sounds of native, free ranging bull elk bugling in a Northern Wisconsin wilderness. If you've never heard the bugle of the bull elk during the fall rutting period, you are in for an experience that is at once thrilling and haunting. We invite you to join us in Clam Lake during the month of September and experience this unique event! You won't soon forget the sounds of elk bulging as they echo through the forest and across the lakes of Northern Wisconsin!

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