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

Fall Canoe Trip on the Yellow River


Mother Nature gave us a gorgeous day to enjoy the Fall colors on the Yellow River, so we collected a couple of friends to go for a paddle.


We dropped our canoes in the River, just as it leaves Little Yellow Lake and paddled with the current in our favor to the bridge at Glendening Road. Along the way we saw plenty of wildlife amidst the glow of changing leaves that were reflected in the water for a doubly good effect.


We also saw people fishing and others just out pleasure boating. Every person we passed had the same look on their face that said, “I can’t believe it’s 80 degrees and sunny on September 26th and I get to be on the water. I’m the luckiest person alive!” I know, because that’s exactly how I felt! – Wanda Boldon

CENTURY 21 Agent Has Successful Bear Hunt



Nancy Oakes became hooked on hunting when she started bird hunting with her father as a teenager. After realizing how much she enjoyed being in the woods, she moved on to deer hunting, started to shoot trap and was then introduced to bear hunting. After an 8 year wait, she was excited to find out that she finally had a bear tag.

Two months before the season opened, she started to prepare and invested $500 in bait from the Log Cabin Store in Danbury. Her bait was a combination of 55 gallon drums of cookie dough and molasses. She chose a few places on her land to place the bait and put out game cameras to see what was coming in.

The season started on September 3rd and she began to spend time in her deer stand in the woods from mid-afternoon until sundown. She said watching all the wildlife come in while you’re sitting in the stand is one of the best parts of hunting. After 7 days of watching and waiting, she took one shot at a 3 year old dry sow and knew she had success. She waited until the bear didn’t move any longer and got some help gutting her on the spot and dragging her out of the woods. She harvested the meat, gave the fat to a friend who likes to use if for cooking and is having a rug made from the pelt. Not every woman you meet can tell you they had a successful bear hunt. But Nancy isn’t your average woman! She’s a very special part of our CENTURY 21 Team! – Wanda Boldon

Properties For Sale with Great Storage Buildings

Storage is a topic that comes up often in our business. It’s usually related to how much storage is available inside a home or cabin. But in our neck of the woods, having great outdoor storage is a hot topic as well. Having a place to safely store your toys and equipment for enjoying your life Up North is a wonderful thing! Here are a few properties that offer fantastic outdoor storage. Take a look and see if you don’t agree!

This property in Siren has a 3 bedroom home on 2.79 acres along with a huge storage building.

MLS# 880173 Siren, WI $79,900

MLS# 880173 Siren, WI

40' x 80' workshop/storage building

40′ x 80′ workshop/storage building

This property has a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 40 acres with a creek running through the property!

MLS# 875686 $269,000 Grantsburg, WI

MLS# 875686 $269,000
Grantsburg, WI

40' x 60' insulated and heated shop, plus barn

40′ x 60′ insulated and heated shop, plus barn

This property has a 3 bedroom, 2 bath well maintained mobile home on 3.3 acres!

MLS# 875011 Siren, WI  $68,000

MLS# 875011 Siren, WI

26' x 32'  building with 16'x16' heated bunkhouse

26′ x 32′ building with 16′x16′ heated bunkhouse

Give us a call or send an email if you’re interested in seeing any of these properties. We’re here to help you find the property that’s right for you! – Wanda Boldon





Fab Fall Finds in Nature.

If you slow down and look, you’ll see that in every season, nature provides the most beautiful diversity in color and pattern. What an inspiration!

This big guy was cruising across the road so quickly, I hardly had time to snap a photo. At over 5 inches long and bigger around than your average hot dog, it was a hard one to miss. I can only imagine what kind of lovely winged creature will come from this great shock of color!

20140901_142731These beauties are very plentiful along the edge of the woods right now and they’re in many stages of growth and decline. Some are curled and turning a light brown color already. But the color in this early growth stage reminds me of fresh churned vanilla ice cream. All they need is a little drizzle of chocolate sauce!

20140901_150422We’ve had a lot of these little guys tucked here and there around our house – and in all different sizes. I’m not really interested in touching ishy, squishy things, but I can’t help but think their gorgeous patterning would look perfect on a pair of Tony Lama boots. Yes?



Every week there seems to be something new – especially now that we’re in the beginning stages of Fall. I hope you find it as inspirational as I do! -Wanda Boldon

New Television Celebrities in Siren, WI!


We have big news from the owners of the Acorn Pantry and Tesora! As many of you may know, Jake and Holly Mangelson own the Acorn Pantry kitchen store and Tesora Restaurant in Siren. They also recently opened a kitchen shop in Rochester, MN called Cooks Pantry. Now Holly is doing a Wednesday morning cooking segment, along with chef Jon Dykeman from Siren’s Tesora Restaurant on the FOX 47 television station in Rochester.

To watch a video of their first segment, just click on this link:

Congratulations Holly and Chef Jon!
-Wanda Boldon