2015-2016-2017 Club Events Recapped




1st: $500 Gas Card Provided by Lotter’s Shell Townsend-Nancy Edquist 2nd: Snowmobile Helmet with Heated Face Shield by Antigo Yamaha-Marge Janesch 3rd: Snowmobile Jacket and shirt by Power Sports of Abrams-Dave Schroeder 4th: Snowmobile Jacket and Helmet by TA Motorsports, Francis Creek-Jane Magee 5th: ATV/Snowmobile Oil Change & Sweatshirt by Prime Powersports, Shawano-Bob Kocken 6th: ATV/Snowmobile Oil Change & Sweatshirt by Prime Powersports, Shawano-Dennis and Julie Pommering 7th: Lodging Package by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, Carter-Mike Wheeler 8th: ATV Gun Scabbard and $50 Gas Card by Accoustic Specialties, Appleton-Alan and Kim Lobdell 9th: Framed and Mated Nature Print, by First Merit Bank, Townsend-Bill Kotz 10th: One day snowmobile rental by Mountain Sport and Repair-Julie Pommering 11th: One night free lodging by Waubee Lake Lodge, Lakewood-Duke Kretschmann 12th: Hi/Lo Heated ATV grips by Heat Demons-Claire Goodman 13th: 2 Nights Free Camping by Maple Heights Campground, Lakewood-Randy Fabian 14th: One Night Free Lodging by Trails Motel, Townsend-Adam Polarek 15th: $50 Gift Certificate by Mike Supermarket, Townsend-Cindy Peterson 16th: $50 Gift Certificate by Harry and Laurie’s Townsend-Pete Smitsdorff     17th: $50 Gift Certificate by Old Town Hall, Townsend-J&L Tools 18th: $50 Gift Certificate by Anderson’s Supper Club, Lakewood-Brad Ader 19th: $50 Gift Certificate by Golden Eagle Pizza, Townsend-Steve Duca 20th: $50 Gift Certificate by Pintsch’s Hardware, Townsend-Kansa Hemling 21st: $50 Gift Certificate by Hillcrest Lodge, Townsend-Don Duca 22nd: $50 Gift Certificate by Karla’s Country Kitchen, Jim Wisneski, Mountain 23rd: $50 Gift Certificate by Animal’s Bear Trail, Mountain-Jenson Baugnet 24th: $50 Cash by Townsend Self Storage-Dave Kircher 25th: $50 Cash by Schneider Monument, Shawano-Sonny Meraru 26th: $50 Gift Certificate by Backhaus Sportmen’s Retreat, Wabeno-Sandy Schlies 27th: $50 Gift Certificate by Backwood’s Pub and Grill, Townsend-BrianStanke 28th: $50 Gift Certificate by The Beach Club, Lakewood-Daniel Benter 29th: $50 Gift Certificate by Valley Inn, Townsend-Jerry Iverson     30th: $50 Gift Certificate by Harley-Davidson of Appleton-Gerald Flanery 31st: $50 Gift Certificate by Mulligan’s, Lakewood-Joel Schrage 32nd: $50 Cash by Pour Haus, Lakewood-Brian Bejin 33rd: $50 Gift Certificate by TNT Rustted Nail, Lakewood-Josh Schnell 34th: $50 Gift Certificate by Lakewood Motorsports-Ben Pahl 35th: $50 Gift Certificate by Lakewood Super Valu-Briley Galeian 36th: $50 Gift Certificate by Lakewood Super Valu-Ben Pahl 37th: $50 Gift Certificate by 9 Mile Resort, White Lake-Dave Martin 38th: $50 Cash by Tebo Realty and Cellular, Lakewood-Mark Biese 39th: $50 Gift Certificate by Parson’s of Antigo-Dean Kelly 40th: $50 Cash by Bob and Joni’s, Langlade-Matt Krupka


Largest Northern… name unknown (9# 6oz)

Largest Bass…Flint Cook… (6# 11oz)

Largest Walleye Riley Hoffman… (5# 15oz)

Largest Panfish no information available

Dave Kircher won the 2nd place drawing and Emily Lund won the third place drawing.

Young lady and large Northerns

Dad and Son with Large Northern









Riley Hoffman Biggest Walleye

Emily Lund with third prize



Kids showing their Northern and Bass

2nd Place Winner


























2016 Corn Roast

Labor Day weekend was a great way to end the summer.

Another great event and successful fund raiser.

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You Tube of the Parade



by Red Arrow

Thank you to all that helped and attended the event!

Red Arrow 41st Annual Fish A Ree was Huge Success”    

https://youtu.be/coDJRwteZl0 click here for You Tube Video of the Event

 The Saturday and Sunday prior to Valentine’s Weekend (Feb 7-8) brought a good sized crowd to our 41st annual winter fundraiser event as folks looked for ways to have some mid-winter fun. Many local residents and weekend snowmobilers helped support the event while enjoying the trails.

Everyone enjoyed meat raffles, DJ music, beverages and lots of good food. Club President Gary Wagner wants to express a great big thank you to all the club members who worked at the event and the many businesses who contributed prizes for our raffles. “We appreciate it…help us return the favor by shopping locally”!!

A big part of the event was the annual Fishing Contest that saw 27 registrants bring in 64 fish to be weighed. The first place northern weighing 7 Lbs. 0 oz. was caught by Bill Bronold of Townsend. The 1st place Walleye prize went to Remington and Jackson of Townsend. The largest Bass winner was Mike Gould and the largest Pan Fish was a Crappie caught by Remington and Jackson.. Each winner received $50.00 and Travis Haras won a $50.00 gift card from Townsend Shell in a special drawing for all participants.

Also drawn Sunday were the 38 winners of our main raffle:1st Richard Popp Go Pro Red Arrow Club 2 John Happli Heated Steering Heat Demons 3 Dave Velie Lodging Package Potawatomi Hotel and Casino 4 Rick Opiela ATV/UTV High Hauler Antigo Yamaha 5 Eva Kirsch Snowmobile Helmet TA Motorsports 6 MJ Dinkelman ATV Helmet Fuller Sales 7 Tillon Gallan ATV Heated Grips Heat Demons 8 Mark Krigs Snowmobile Jacket Abrams Powersports 9 Doug Lee   Snowmobile Jacket Abrams Powersports 10 Shane G. Olig Snowmobile Jacket TA Motorsports 11 Mitch Ciezki Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo 12 Kevin Vick Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo 13 Roger + Elaine VanDaalwyk Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo 14 Tom Pitzen Winter Flight Print First Merit Bank 15 Nancy C. Miller Lodging Package Mountain Springs Motel 16 Kent Langman Lodging Package Mountain Springs Motel 17 Renee Daul 2 Nights Camping Maple Heights Campgrounds 18 Zach Blrish Seat Warming Kit Heat Demons 19 Mupsy   Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet 20 Olivia Kraloketz Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet 21 Sandy Zullner Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet 22 Loni Ashbaugh $50 Gift Certificate Animal’s Bear Trap 23 Mark Carney $50 Gift Certificate Backhaus Sportsman’s Retreat 24 Don Janusink $50 Gift Certificate Backhaus Sportsman’s Retreat 25 Beverly J. Hamann $50 Gift Certificate Valley Inn 26 Mark VandenHuevel Gift Certificate/2 bottles Liquor Backwoods Pub 27 Jeremy Stecker $50 Gift Certificate Birch Hills Resort/My Bar 28 Carl Christensen $50 Gift Certificate Hilcrest Lodge 29 John Brantmeier $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Super Valu 30 Roland Fisher $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Super Valu 31 Albert Morrison $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Motorsports 32 T.A. Motorsports, Inc. $50 Gift Certificate Mike’s Supermarket 33 Paul Pleshek $50 Gift Certificate to Mike’s Supermarket Red Arrow Club 34 Ron Winegarder $50 Gift Certificate 9 Mile Resort 35 Pat Laack   $50 Gift Certificate Old Town Hall Townsend 36 Lanny Pries $50 Gift Certificate Sunset Resort 37 Donald Ashbaugh $50 Gift Certificate Sunset Resort38 Bill Dersnah $50 Gift Certificate TNT Rusted Nail

A nice event profit will help the Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club maintain their record of having some of the finest snowmobile and ATV trails in this part of the state. Thanks again to all who helped make this event such a success.

Red Arrow is sponsoring a Dinner Play at Waubee Lake Lodge on Saturday March 12th. The production by Let Me Be Frank of Green Bay is titled “The Death of Al/Alice Capone and is an all new musical, comedy and mystery dinner show. Tickets are $45.00 per person and include a cash bar at 4:40 and buffet dinner at 6PM. Showtime is 7:30PM. Only about 30 tickets are still available so call Sandy Wagner at 920-960-9794 between 9AM and 9PM please.

Check our website www.redarrowtownsend.com for events, meeting locations and up to date club and trail information.

Bill Bronold of Townsend brought in several nice fish including the overall winning Northern weighing exactly 7 pounds

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Red Arrow Bonfire in the Woods was Saturday January 16th

Club President Gary Wagner, club members and their guests gathered at the Red Arrow Groomer Building at 10AM for a two hour ride before getting to the Bonfire. It was held at location 641 just off of Pickeral Lake Road. Board member Dave Hinkins was ready and waiting with a bonfire, hot dogs and hot chocolate. A good number of club members and guests were already busy roasting wieners over the fire. It was a great social event as many riders stopped by to say hello and enjoy the fire, food and chocolate.

You Tube Video of Bonfire in the Woods

 Annual Christmas Party was well attended and all had a great time!!

Saturday January 9th, 206 was our  annual Red Arrow Christmas Party. Waubee Lake Lodge. Just over 100 members and guests were treated to a 2 drink cocktail hour courtesy of the club followed by dinner. As usual the Waubee buffet was assume with meat choices of chicken and tenderloin tips and all the fixings. The room still had its Christmas Tree and lots of other Holiday  themed decorations. The party was preceded by our January membership meeting. We held it prior to the party so that out of town members would get a chance to attend. At the end of the meeting club President led everyone in a “snow dance” to help get the riding season going.

9th Annual Red Arrow Corn Roast & ATV/UTV Parade
was a huge success despite near 90 degree weather and high humidity!


Saturday of Labor Day weekend was a great day in Townsend! At 10:30 95 ATVs & UTVs lined up at Townsend Shell to parade north. Bystanders counted well over 150 people taking part as many UTVs had 3 or 4 people on board. The parade headed to Barb’s Valley Inn to help kick off the 9th Annual Corn Roast sponsored by Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club and Barb’s Valley Inn. They were led by Grand Marshall Jim Weyers former Red Arrow Club treasurer and longtime club member. Jim was one of a handful of people who worked with the former Town of Townsend Chairperson Sue Rapp in 2005 to make town roads legal. This action opened the door to many trail and route connections thru the northern part of Oconto County.

Despite the high heat and humidity a huge crowd gathered as the parade arrived. They spent the summer afternoon and evening under a huge tent enjoying meat raffles, DJ music and lots of good food and free sweet corn. At 6PM the raffles were concluded and winners were drawn for the main raffle prizes.

The prize winners were: 

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition HD Camcorder & Accessories          Dave Hinkens
Stihl BG86 Blower donated by Barb’s Valley Inn     Mike Wall
Stihl FS45 Trimmer donated by Barb’s Valley Inn   Frank Miller
Air Compressor/Nailer donated by Red Arrow         Laura Lawson
ATV Helmet donated by Lakewood Motor Sports    Trevor Pelky
CanAm ATV Helmet donated by Antigo Yamaha    Richard Geurts
ATV Helmet donated by Fuller Sales & Service      Jim Jawort
1 Day snowmobile rental donated by Mountain Sports & Repair    Matt Wagner
ATV Gun Boot donated by TA Motor Sports, Francis Creek           Dick Hosler
ATV Gun Scabbard donated by Verne’s Antigo        Georgia Sulik
ATV Gun Scabbard donated by Verne’s Antigo        Robin VanRyzin
ATV Gun Scabbard donated by Verne’s Antigo        Bob Fuss
Polaris ATV Helmet donated by Ken’s Sports, Kaukauna    Kathy Karagianis
Lodging Package donated by Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel       Cindy Peterson
$100 Gift Certificate donated by Maiden Lake Supper Club            Bill Van Rossum
One night stay at Mountain Springs Motel & Campground Andrew Greene
One night stay at Trails Motel, Townsend    The Beach Club
ATV Goggles donated by Northern Power Sports, Laona     Tom Braunreiter
Inflatable ride towable tube donated by Power Service Center        Evelyn Zimpelman
$50 Gift Certificate donated by 9 Mile All Sports Resort    Larry Rummel
$50 Gift Certificate donated by 9 Mile All Sports Resort    Janie Lapacz
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Animal’s Bear Trail Inn      Cindy Resler
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Sunset Bar & Grill  Scott Teschendorf
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Sunset Bar & Grill  Ron Keberlein
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Hillcrest Lodge & SupperClub      Jeff Petersen
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Lakewood SuperValu         Gisele Nelson
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Lakewood SuperValu         Gale Heibling
$50 Gift Certificate partially donated by Mike’s Super Market       Peggy Lehrer
$50 Gift Certificate partially donated by Mike’s Super Market       Barb Bauknecht
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Pintsch’s Hardware             Janet Karls
$50 Gift Certificate donated by TNT Russ-Ted Nail Paul & Cheri Kuske
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Backhaus Sportsman’s Retreat       Rob Hoida
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Pichotta’s Pub & Grill        Kasey Moynihan
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Anderson’s Supper Club     Perry Broe
2 Nights of camping donated by Maple Heights Campground         Paul & Eva Kirsch
$50 Gift Certificate by Laona Machine Supply        Laura Lawson
Gift package donated by Parsons of Antigo  Rick Jasch
Gift package donated by Parsons of Antigo  Dianne Diedrich

The Green Bay Packer Autographed Football was won by Ron Nowak of De Pere. Thanks to the Packer organization for providing the football to Red Arrow at no charge.

Club President Gary Wagner wants to express a great big thank you to all those who attended as well as club members and friends who worked so hard to make this a successful event. Also thanks to Rob & Kim Seebers of Townsend Shell for helping organize the parade, and the Townsend Flowage Association for the use of their equipment.

Jim & Barb Majestic, owners of Barb’s Valley Inn again went over the top to provide a great venue. Red Arrow can’t thank them enough for their support of this event and their yearlong support of the club. Look for the bar with the snowmobile (and now ATV) on the roof just north of Townsend.   A very nice event profit will help the Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club maintain their record of having some of the finest snowmobile and ATV trails in this part of the state.

  4th of July Parade was a great way for Red Arrow to show off our
New Tucker Groomer !!!

2015 07 04 Red Arrow members in parade with helmets

Red Arrow Members showed off their ATVs and UTVs in the 4th of July Parade in Townsend.

2015 07 04 Larry driving John Deere with helmet on

Club Vice-President Larry Market drove our John Deere in the parade. He was having a little fun wearing a helmet to the delight of the huge crowd.


Our John Deere came decorated with a huge eagle attached to the dirt bucket on the front of the machine.

2015 07 04 New Tucker longer view

The highlight of the Red Arrow parade entry was the debut of our new Tucker Snowmobile Trail Groomer. Driving it in the parade is Gary Wagner, Red Arrow President and his wife Sandy is along for the ride. Sandy is the club Membership Secretary. The Tucker cost over 200,000.00. That is a lot of Corn Roasts and Fish A Rees. Thanks to all the members and those in the community who support our fundraising efforts.

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