The Last Sign Day of the Season


Rob the Sign Man

Rob the Sign Man

Our gorgeous gold post signs are installed at our new listings each week by a strong and fearless Sign Man. But there comes a time when the ground starts to freeze and we’re no longer able to install them. That time has come and this was the last week we were able to install our prominent post signs for the season. In the meantime, we’ll use other kinds of signage to mark our new listings until Spring brings a thaw that allows us to plant a “little bit of gold” for our sellers. They certainly look sharp against the snow! – Wanda Boldon

Properties for Sale Near Snowmobile Trails!

If the idea of the mounting snow levels excites you, you might want to find a property that’s near the snowmobile trails for easy access to your passion! We have a few great places available right now and in a variety of price points. Check them out! Just click on the photo for more information and more photos of the property. – Wanda Boldon

882815 Hanscom Lake $335,000

MLS# 882815 Hanscom Lake $335,000

881462 Blaine Township $164,900

MLS# 881462 Blaine Township $164,900

MLS# 877469 Swiss Township $134,900

MLS# 877469 Swiss Township $134,900

MLS# 879393 Webb Lake Township $46,000

MLS# 879393 Webb Lake Township $46,000





First Major Snowfall for Northwestern WI


Is anyone ever emotionally prepared for the first snowfall…especially when it’s a major winter storm? We may not have been emotionally prepared, but most people were physically prepared. When you live in the Northland, you know to be ready for anything by Halloween. And so – the snow plows, snow blowers, shoveling muscles and snow gear have all been put to the test!


I’m one to always look for the silver lining, but will have to say that I’m still looking. I’ll find it though. It’s always there. I think it’s under a pile of snow right now. – Wanda Boldon


Aldo Leopold: The Man Behind Our Name

Highway Marker on I-94 Honoring Aldo Leopold

Highway Marker on I-94 Honoring Aldo Leopold

Our clients and customers often wonder why our company is named Sand County Services. I went to college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where students are introduced to a professor, author and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. His most famous book is called “A Sand County Almanac”. It’s a series of essays describing the environment around his cabin near the Wisconsin River, north of Madison. It reminded me of our family cabin on Prinel Lake, here in Burnett County.

When my parents, the founders of our company, moved here in 1984 to start a new life “Up North,” I gave them a nice copy of “A Sand County Almanac” for Christmas. As they explored ideas for starting a business as property managers and real estate sales, they were looking for a name. They wanted to have a name that described the area and did not specify the location, so they could expand the business in the future to the neighboring counties.

I suggested Sand County Services. The description in Aldo Leopold’s writings of the sandy soil, lakes, rivers, wildlife and nature was very similar to this area. I encourage anyone who loves nature to pick up a copy of “A Sand County Almanac” to enhance your view of our area. – Dave Boldon, Jr.

Holiday Happenings in Northwestern WI

Just because the temperatures have fallen along with the leaves doesn’t mean it’s time for your spirits to drop as well! Grab your calendar and fill it with fun holiday activities – all happening in the peaceful surrounds of the Northwoods you love! Here are just few things you can do over the next couple of months.

November 1 – You’ll find a great variety of fine arts, crafts and food at Holiday Arts Alive on 35, 10am – 3pm at the Burnett Area Arts Group Center at 24540 State Road 35 and 70.

November 8 – Open skate begins at the Lodge Center Ice Arena! Every Saturday at 6:30pm, bring your skates and glide your cares away!

November 29Christmas tree lighting with caroling, hot cider and cookies at the Burnett County Veterans Park (at the end of Main Street in Siren) at 5pm.

November 29Lions Lighting Display with hot chocolate and cookies in Crooked Lake Park at dusk!

December 6, 7, 13thA North Woods Noel at the Forts Folle Avoine featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, a North Pole visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, live holiday music, storytelling, a silent auction, affordable shopping for kids at the Elves’ Store, lots of yummy food options and items for everyone on your list at the gift shop.

-Wanda Boldon

More Awards for CENTURY 21 Agent Trish Needham


Trish Needham

Trish Needham

Trish Needham has been with CENTURY 21 Sand County Services, Inc. since 2003, starting out as our office manager and then becoming a real estate agent in 2006. In that time, she’s earned several awards through the CENTURY 21 system, including the Masters Ruby Sales Production Award and the Quality Service Pinnacle Award – an award that proves that her clients respect and appreciate her as much as we do!

In the last couple of years, she’s decided to pursue a Sales and Marketing degree to enhance her real estate career and for her own self-satisfaction. Add raising a young son and working more than full-time to her schedule and this woman puts the Energizer Bunny to shame!

Trish says the classes that have helped her become a better real estate agent are Communications, Advanced Selling Techniques, Negotiations, Social Media and Management. Like everything that she does, she’s gone the extra mile to achieve excellence. We just learned that because of her academic success, she’s earned membership into the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa.

Congratulations Trish! You make it look easy! – Wanda Boldon

The Last Dog on the Lake


Buddy the Wonder Dog

Boating season is sadly coming to an end. Our boat came off the lake weeks ago and we pulled our dock out last Sunday. Thankfully, we’re lucky enough to be friends with people who are boldly the “last dogs” to pull their boat and dock. So when the weather was right, they took a group of us out for one last boat ride on a magical Fall evening. It’s good to have friends – some are just more hairy than others! -Wanda Boldon



Fall Fest at Voyager Village


Don’t miss Fall Fest at Voyager Village this weekend! Tonight they will have the lighting of the giant pumpkins at 7:00pm at the Clubhouse with a pumpkin hunt and smores at 7:30pm. Saturday, there will be activities from 11:00am-3:00pm, including hayrides, pumpkin mini golf, bean bag toss, scavenger hunt, balloon creations, face painting, cookie decorating, make and take projects, kids tug-o-war at noon, pumpkin rolling contest at 1:00pm and a giant pumpkin pinata at 2:00pm. There will be all kinds of good Fall foods for purchase like bbq sandwiches, caramel apples, hot cider and more! What a fun event! – Wanda Boldon

Successful Wisconsin Youth Deer Hunt

Last weekend was the designated weekend for the Youth Deer Hunt and according to one of my clients, Matt Taufen, who mentored some kids for their gun hunt, it was “absolutely perfect weather.”

great weather

The Youth Deer Hunt was made possible through the Deer 2000 and Beyond Project and is designed to give youth hunters ages 10-15 an opportunity to hunt deer and gain valuable hunting experience when other hunters aren’t allowed to use guns.

Taufen, along with Tim Wallace, mentored 3 young hunters at their properties this weekend along with a couple of kids who were too young to actually hunt.  As mentors, they discussed gun safety and tree stand safety with the kids. They showed them how to properly use their harness and talked a lot about taking safe shots. He said the Youth Hunt also allows the kids to experience the comradery of deer camp.

Gabby Tiegen and Wyatt Wallace

Gabby Tiegen and Wyatt Wallace

It ended up being a successful weekend deer camp. One of their hunters – 13 year Gabby Tiegen, shot a 4 point buck! It was shot on a property that is currently for sale – just South of Grantsburg on W. River Road and is something she’ll likely never forget! –Wanda Boldon

Great Hunting Properties for Sale!

Even though the leaves are changing color, it’s not too late to find the perfect hunting property. We have several really great properties available at many different price points and with different amounts of acreage. Take a look and see if one or more of them piques your interest.

Grantsburg Township - $174,900

Grantsburg Township – $174,900

Grantsburg Township – $174,900
20 acres with food plots and connected to the Fish Lake Wildlife Area and the State snowmobile trail. Newer year around home and large pole building are just down the road from the Raspberry Landing on the St. Croix River.

Dairyland Township - $149,900

Dairyland Township – $149,900

Dairyland Township – $149,900
80 acres bordering Burnett County land with a seasonal log cabin, shower house, privy and two heated deer stands.

Loraine Township - $129,900

Loraine Township – $129,900

Loraine Township – $129,900
2 bedroom home on 40 acres has new roof, windows, furnace and decks with updated electrical and plumbing. Home sits at the corner of the acreage, leaving plenty of room to hunt.

Dairyland Township - $79,000

Dairyland Township – $79,000

Dairyland Township – $79,000
Over 35 acres adjacent to public land with a 2 bedroom, 4 season cabin and a large storage shed.

Grantsburg Township - $63,000

Grantsburg Township – $63,000

Grantsburg Township – $63,000
10 acres and a 2 bedroom cabin connected to the Fish Lake Wildlife Area and the State snowmobile trail with groomed trails, food plot and storage shed. Just down the road from the Raspberry Landing on the St. Croix River.

Blaine Township - $45,000

Blaine Township – $45,000

Blaine Township – $45,000
35 acres with a small creek running through it and close to thousands of acres of county land.

Union Township - $39,500

Union Township – $39,500

Union Township – $39,500
10 acres, a well cared for Rollohome and a storage shed. New well in 1992 and new septic in 2004.

Give us a call or send an email if you’d like to take a look at any of these properties. We’re here to help you find the perfect place! – Wanda Boldon