Red Arrow DNR safety class graduates 16 students


Special to the Times Herald

Students and instructors pose for a group photo during the Snowmobile Safety Course held at the Townsend Town Hall on Oct. 27-28. Sixteen students of all ages graduated from the course. (Contributed photo)

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club held a DNR snowmobile safety course Oct. 27-28 at the Townsend Town Hall and attracted students of all ages.

Lead instructor Larry Westphal and instructor Carl Christensen led the two-day course and said they were very pleased with the attention of the students. DNR Conservation Warden Paul Hartrick spoke to the class about regulations and safety issues.

The students who passed the exam and received their riding certification were Chelsey Annfrancis, Ella Baumgart, Ashley Charapata, Randay Charapata, Greggory Koepp, Emily Koepp, Justin Lishka, Morgan Metzler, Joseph Miller, Brody Nelson, Greggery O’Connor, Blake Radish, Cade Radish, Tyler Sprink, Morgan Van Eperen and Azia Zwart.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete the course to ride a snowmobile legally in Wisconsin. Currently that means that anyone 33 years old or younger must have completed the course, either in person or online. Students under the age of 16 must attend and complete a safety class in person; there is no online option.

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club is the 2018 AWSC Snowmobile Club of the Year and has been serving the Townsend area since 1968. For information about the club, visit or the club’s Facebook page.