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April 11, 2012


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Vol. 123, No. 34 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

• Saturday, Food Distribution, Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser, Adventures in Gardening & Minong Senior Center spring fling. See Events, page 8

Prices have gone up again?


Easter celebrations in Shell Lake See page 2

Spooner Family Restaurant opens in May See page 12


Track, Softball & Baseball See pages 13-16


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WASHBURN COUNTY – Burn restrictions remain in effect. Stormdamaged areas, including the area north of Hwy. 70 and west of Hwy. 63, remain under strict emergency burning restrictions the DNR enacted Friday, April 6, until further notice. It includes the cancellation of all burning permits along with a ban on camp fires. Restrictions cover everything from grilling over a cement slab or gravel, to no smoking outside, except for your residence, and also not being able to use fireworks of any kind. The DNR notes that downed trees from last July’s storm present an extreme wildfire danger. Most of the state is currently under very high fire danger risk. – Photo/text by Jessica Beecroft ••• STATEWIDE - Last week, the Republican Party of Wisconsin announced plans to run protest candidates in the upcoming recall elections. Of the six Republicans running as Democrats two of them have prior experience. There are three Democrats registered to run against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in a recall election. One of them is a well-known Republican from western Wisconsin. Some call Isaac Weix of Elmwood a fake Democrat while others call him a protest candidate. But what separates him from the majority of other Republicans forcing primaries in recall elections is that he’s done it before. Last summer, Weix ran as a Democrat against Shelly Moore, a schoolteacher hoping to unseat Republican state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf. He says he was picked by the Republican Party of Wisconsin to run again as a Democrat, “I thought the last time this was going to be over and then this rolls out again and hopefully I’m done running for a while after this.” This is Weix’s third candidacy in three years. In 2010, he ran as a Republican in the 93rd Assembly District. He says he’s not worried about how his two runs as a Democrat will affect a possible return to the Republican ticket, “Sure there’s going to be people out there with a bad taste in their mouths, but you know what, every politician out there, as soon as you put a letter behind your name people are going to hate you no matter what you stand for or what you do.” Gladys Huber of Mequon, who declined an interview, is another Republican running her second campaign as a Democrat. Last year, she ran against Democrat state Rep. Sandy Pasch in the failed recall attempt on state Sen. Alberta Darling. Now, Huber is doing the same in Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election. – by Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio

Liam Russell expressed his reaction to the rising price of gas. Lucky for him his new Little Tikes car gets outstanding gas mileage. — Photo by Larry Samson

Barnes-Haesemeyer resigns from city council

SHELL LAKE — Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer, a resident of Shell Lake for the past 30 years, has been active in many local activities. She has served on the Shell Lake City Council at various times throughout the years and has recently resigned from the city council. In 2001, Barnes-Haesemeyer was re-elected as alderperson. She served as council president, financial administration chair and served on the Shell Lake Plan Commission. In 2008, she was elected mayor and served one term. In 2011, she was once again elected alderperson. In all, Barnes-

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Haesemeyer was elected to four terms as alderperson and one as mayor. “My career in Shell Lake public service has been enormously fulfilling for me. Everything I know about community and local government I have learned alongside the citizens of Shell Lake. I am tremendously grateful for the opportunities I have enjoyed and appreciate the support and encouragement I have received throughout the years. A part of my heart will always be in Shell Lake, and I wish all my colleagues well in ensuring that Shell Lake prospers.”


Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt was enjoyed by many

Jacob Latz, Ben McNulty and Ana Ohly won bicycles in the older age group.

Photos by Larry Samson

Isaiah McKelton and Robert Egger won bicycles in the 5- to 6-year-old age group.

Liam Russell, Jax Foss and Kennedy Harrington were enjoying their scooters and the tricycle they won at the Shell Lake Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday, April 8, at the campground. The event was sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and organized by Corinne Hill.

Jocelyn Brunette and Benjamin Thompson won bicycles in the 3- to 4-year-old age group.

The Easter Bunny, aka Dakota Robinson, posed with Nick McNulty after the egg hunt. The children, along with their parents braved the cold weather for candy and prizes.

Terraceview Living Center hosts egg hunt

LEFT: Marisa Bleger of Minong is with her little sister, Kaitlynn. With school and her work at Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake, she doesn’t get to spend much time with her little sister, so she took advantage of the egg hunt to enjoy some time together. ABOVE: The Easter egg hunt provided family time. Pauline Hopp is shown with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Aiden and Caleb Tinsley, Sarah Barker, Anthony Barker and Misty Ganser. RIGHT: Two-year-old Owen and 10-month-old Gilbert Williamson were at the starting line of the egg hunt. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Fire restrictions on portions of St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

ST. CROIX FALLS — Fire restrictions in portions of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway are now in effect. The restrictions prohibit campfires and smoking outside. Areas affected by these restrictions are National Park Service land along The St. Croix River from Gordon Dam south to Nevers Dam and the Namekagon River from Hwy. 53 in Trego, to its confluence with the St. Croix River. These areas are

located in all or portions of the following counties: Polk, Burnett, Washburn and Douglas in Wisconsin, and Chisago and Pine in Minnesota. Gas-type contained cooking stoves and lanterns are permitted. The restrictions are in effect because of very high fire danger in the affected areas. Fires start readily from a match or sparks, spread quickly and spot readily. — from NPS


City’s public works department honored

Two open seats on Shell Lake council

Volunteer needed for each ward

by Gregg Westigard Special to the Register SHELL LAKE – Going into the April 3 election, there was one open seat with no candidate for the Shell Lake City Council. When the new council takes office Tuesday, April 17, there will be two vacant seats, one in each ward. The person with the most write-in votes for the Ward 1 one seat declined the position. And Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer has moved from the city and resigned her Ward 2 council seat. The city is now looking for two persons, one from each ward, willing to be appointed to the city council for the remaining year of each vacant term. Interested residents should submit their names at the city office. A city council primer Shell Lake has an eight-member city

council that governs with the mayor. All nine serve two-year terms. Half the council is elected each year in April. The city is divided into two wards, each of which elects four council members. Ward 1 is the downtown area north of CTH B and the north and east shore of the lake. Ward 2 is the area south of CTH B and the south shore. There were many changes in the April 3 election, with a retirement and several incumbents switching seats. This is the new council that will take office April 17. Mayor: Sally Peterson, serves until April 2014. Council members serving until April 2014 Ward 1: Andrew Eiche and Chad Shelton Ward 2: Connie Graf and Dan Herrington Council members serving until April 2013 Ward 1: Jane Pederson and vacant seat Ward 2: Terry Leckel and vacant seat

Median home prices fall from January, up from a year ago

by Sherrill Summer Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY - There were more Wisconsin homes sold in February compared to January, 2,877 in January to 3,157 in February, but the median price fell by $5,100 from $120,000 in January to $114,900 in February. Five years ago, there were 4,178 homes sold in Wisconsin, with the median price of $155,808.

In Washburn County, unlike the state, there were more homes sold in January than February, 16 in January to 13 in February, but the median price fell by $15,500 from $95,500 in January to $80,000 in February. A year ago, there were 20 homes sold, with a median price of $73,750. Five years ago, there were 22 homes sold, with a median price of $127,400.

by Sherrill Summer Special to the Register WASHBURN COUNTY - Washburn County was among a half dozen of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to see unemployment rates rise in February, as compared to the previous month. The county recorded 9.9-percent unemployment in February, compared to 9.6 percent in January. The statewide unemployment in February was 6.9 percent, below the national unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. All 12 metro areas in Wisconsin had lower unemployment rates in February compared to January, as did 66 out of 72 counties. Washburn County’s labor force decreased from 7,555 in January to 7,515 in February, a decrease of 40 workers employed in the county. The unemployed number rose from 728 in January to 744 in February, an increase of 16 unemployed residents. The overall number of those employed also decreased over the same period, from 6,827 in January to 6,768 in February.

A year ago, Washburn County had 7,585 residents in the workforce, 70 more than February of this year; 6,775 of them were employed and 810 were looking for work. The unemployment rate at that time was 10.7 percent. Five years ago, in February 2007, there were 7,810 residents in the workforce, 225 more than in February of this year; 7,142 of them were employed and 668 were looking for work. The unemployment rate then was 8.6 percent. All of the Washburn County numbers are nonseasonally adjusted. Preliminary statewide numbers for February show 5,100 more Wisconsinites employed in February compared to January, 2,849,600 in February from 2,844,500 in January. The total labor force also grew in that time, 3,059,300 in February from 3,054,600 in January, for a 4,700 total. The unemployed statewide decreased by 300 over the same period. All numbers are seasonally adjusted numbers.

Unemployment rises slightly in Washburn County

by Jessica Beecroft BARRON COUNTY – A Trego couple lost their lives last week when their motorcycle collided with a truck at what has become known as one of that county’s more dangerous intersections. Gustav Zittlow, 65, and Cynthia Zittlow, 55, were northbound on Hwy. 53 last Friday, April 6, when they struck a truck driven by Richard Caton, 59, of

Mayor Sally Peterson presented public works Director Jeff Parker with an award from the Rural Water Association at the city council meeting. – Photo by Jessica Beecroft

Shell Lake Mayor Sally Peterson presented public works Director Jeff Parker with an award from the Wisconsin Rural Water Association at the city council’s

City promotes Main Street improvements

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – Members of the Shell Lake City Council, at their regular monthly meeting Monday, April 9, reviewed the façade committee’s recommendation to pay 50 percent for improvements on the Lakeview Bar & Grill. According to Ken Schultz, member of the façade committee, the city had already approved 50 percent matching

funds for each store on Main Street to do exterior improvements to make the city look better. Each building receives up to $15,000 toward these updates as an incentive under the Tax Incremental Fund program. Business owners who wish to make exterior improvements to their building on Main Street are encouraged to contact City Hall.

SPOONER — Senior citizens have toiled for countless years to create the communities we live and work in today. USDA Rural Development has been working to build communities from the ground up since about the same time as the baby boomers were born; and the agency offers assistance to both seniors and communities. The number of older residents in northern Wisconsin is well above the state average and will continue to increase as we look at longer life expectancies and increased numbers of retirees. As they retire, senior citizens are redefining the concept of retirement. Senior citizens have become more active than ever before. Involved seniors volunteer their skills, training and counseling to various causes and organizations. Some are involved in providing community service, while others are elected to town and village positions. Retired senior citizens have the time, freedom and skills to be active, and being active improves health and quality of life. In the next few years, 77 million baby boomers in the United States will reach retirement age, putting increased demands on public health, medical and so-

cial services. Their retirement is expected to create shortages in the workforce at the same time more services are needed to support senior citizens. These demographic trends can have a profound effect on local governments who plan for service delivery. This is where USDA Rural Development can help. For example, if a town or village is discussing replacing a fire truck, building a new town hall, needs a new ambulance or to improve a wastewater treatment system there is funding available for these projects through various USDA Rural Development programs. If an elderly person needs home repairs there is funding available through another program. With over 40 programs designed to improve the quality of life for Rural America, USDA Rural Development can most likely find a program that works for you. A simple phone call will provide information that community leaders or individuals need to find financing. To contact a USDA Rural Development representative call 715-635-8228, Ext. 4 or e-mail RD.Spooner@wi .usda. gov. — from USDA

partment and the Wisconsin State Patrol. The rate of fatal accidents at the Hwy. 53/CTH V intersection over the years was three times the state average and the DOT recommended the construction of an overpass to make it safer. Construction on that project is expected to be completed this fall. Responding to the accident were the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the

Rice Lake Fire Department, the Lakeview Medical Center ambulance, the Bear Lake Haugen Fire Department first responders, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Rice Lake Police Department, the Barron County medical examiner and a Life Link helicopter. – with information from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

Senior citizens bring change to their communities

Motorcycle crash fatal for Trego couple Dayton, Minn., which was crossing Hwy. 53 on CTH V. The accident was reported at 6:44 p.m. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene. Caton and his passenger, Jacqueline Caton, 57, also of Dayton, were treated for minor injuries. Northbound lanes of Hwy. 53 were closed for several hours with the assistance of the Barron County Sheriff’s De-

monthly meeting, Monday, April 9. The award is presented for high standards in keeping up with water regulations. – Jessica Beecroft



Voter ID

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Gov. Walker is right again. More states are going for the ID so people vote in the right place. Also Uncle Harry’s vote won’t count because he has been dead for 10 years. Fido, the dog’s vote won’t count either. Remember Acorn? It was done away with after the 2008 election. It was found to be corrupt with voter fraud. President Obama signed a bill that Acorn was not to exist anymore nor funded. Wrong, Acorn is now under a new name with some of the same people running it. The new name is Project Vote and being funded through the Housing Urban Administration. Project Vote and Acorn have both been linked to massive voter registration fraud. A total of 70 Acorn employees in 12 states have been convicted of voter

registration fraud, as documented in a July 2009 report by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Of the 1.3 million registrations, Project Vote and Acorn submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one-third were invalid. Now let us bring this down to Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch’s recall. I am using the figures printed in the April 5 edition of a neighboring newspaper. There were 1,773,597 recall signatures submitted. Of these, 63,979 signatures were invalid. Don’t count, signature fraud! Do you people get the drift? No wonder the Wisconsin Democract Party desn’t want voter ID.

When President Obama canceled the Keystone pipeline it seemed strange that he would stop a project that provides many well-paying jobs. Then the president blamed everyone but himself for the loss of the needed pipeline. Not building this pipeline was not only a large loss in jobs, but in the needed oil that would help power our economy. So when state Sen. Bob Jauch had a chance to destroy the mining bill that would have provided hundreds of wellpaying jobs, he destroyed it. Then Jauch did the same thing as the president, blame everyone but himself for the loss. Wisconsin mining laws are some of the strictest in the nation. There could have been some compromise, allowing mining, protect our environment and provide much needed jobs in this area. There is no compromise in advancing the progressive agenda. The progressive

agenda is about destroying the state’s and the United States Constitution. Looking at the president’s cabinet, czars and advisors, they include Socialists, Communists and Muslim brotherhood. The brotherhood holds many positions in most government agencies. These people are a good indicator where the progressives want to lead our country. Our nation is being destroyed before our eyes. We are being used to further the progressive movement. Our standard of living is being destroyed, the value of our dollar is diminishing through inflation, this is a hidden tax. Our way of life is changing for the worse. We must return to our Christian heritage of our founders.

Robert Ostenson Spooner

Agenda over jobs

Allan Heil Shell Lake

Is your community in need of public safety vehicles or community buildings?

SPOONER — The Spooner USDA Rural Development office is accepting applications for the Community Facilities Program. The program is intended to provide funding to improve or develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Examples of what the funds can be used for include: to purchase equipment or construct, enlarge or improve community facilities such as health care — clinics, ambulatory care centers, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes; public safety — communication centers, police and fire stations, snowplows, fire trucks, rescue vehicles, fire and rescue equipment and jails; and public services — child-care centers, assisted living projects, sheltered workshops, community centers and buildings, airports and libraries. This can include costs to acquire land for a facility, pay professional fees or purchase operating equipment. Community facilities assistance can be

funded by direct loans, grants or guaranteed loans through a conventional lender to improve community facilities providing essential services in rural areas and towns with a population of 20,000 or less. Fiscal year 2012 has adequate funding for low-interest fixed-rate loans and guaranteed loans. Grants are very limited this fiscal year and will be utilized for the projects that demonstrate the most need, however, some communities may qualify for other grant programs through other entities in their areas. The funds are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, Native American tribes, special purpose districts and nonprofit organizations that meet specific criteria. For more information on community facilities financing visit or contact Lance Ausing, area specialist, at by e-mail, or call 715-635-8228, Ext. 121. — from USDA

Correction: returns

Due to the editor’s oversight, the election numbers were transposed in last week’s story on the page 3 story on county board results. Incumbent Jim Dohm was the winner in District 16, winning over challenger Matt Vesper by a margin of 86 to 65. Our apologies to our readers and to Dohm. – Editor

Police chief presents monthly report

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE - Police Chief Clint Stariha presented his monthly report for March to the city council at the council’s regular monthly meeting held Monday, April 9. The department responded to 16 complaints, seven county assists, three motorist assists, one accident, five ambulance assists, two arrests, five dog complaints, two dogs to pound, two funeral escorts, two alarms, one theft, three welfare checks, one juvenile out of control, 27 verbal warnings, 10 citations, one gas drive-off, one lift assist, one dog bite, one recovered vehicle, one building un-

locked, one fire and one SWAT call. The following tickets were issued: three speeding, one hit and run, one illegal operation of an ATV on the highway, one no insurance, two improper child restraint, and two operating after suspension. The department also had one coroner call they responded to in the last month. Stariha noted that the new squad car still has not arrived. According to Cifaldi’s in Cumberland, it should arrive any time now. Stariha also told the council that the department did very well at the Shoot/Don’t Shoot training.

Response to Sen. Jauch

Usually I choose to ignore political rhetoric; in this case I could not. Sen. Jauch is trying to fluff over what he has done. He played politics with people’s lives, he chose politics over people, he postured himself and in doing so showed his true colors – he could care less about the people of the northland or how we are struggling. He had no intention of working with the governor or anyone across the aisle. What angers me the most is the fact that it was all done for political reasons, not based on facts, not based on truth, instead he wanted no jobs to fall under this governor, that is why Jauch did what he did plain and simple He can explain away all he wants. He can say he is calling the governor, he has written to the governor and any other way he wants to toot his own horn – a bit too little, a bit too late. If this was the case why did he sign the

recall petition calling for the recall of the governor. I can say I signed the one to recall Bob Jauch. It is plain and simple that I have no plans of working with Bob any longer. It is time to replace him with someone that looks out for the people not themselves. I have had enough of the political atmosphere. Many will say “sure you have,” and they mark me as the top Republican three-time loser. What I am is a true conservative who stands up for what I believe in, I believe in representation for all in a district not just who you prefer to represent; when the majority speaks the representative should listen. This recall effort to replace Jauch is a nonpartisan, grassroots effort – all across the northland. You keep trying to explain yourself Bob. We all know what you are made of.

The Town and Country Days Committee has started meeting to begin reviewing and organizing the many different events for the upcoming year. This small committee has worked very hard on putting together a fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy. Unfortunately, there are not enough of us to coordinate and run all of these events. We rely on many community members to help us keep Town and Country Days a wonderful community event. We are desperately in need of you to step up and help with an event. Without

the help of others we may have to discontinue Town and Country Days. If you are interested in being a part of this committee or to help with an event, please join us on the last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Shell Lake City Hall. Any questions? Please contact Tammy Fulton at or Deb Allen at rodeomama1999@

COLULMBIA, S.C. — Army National Guard Spec. Cassandra E. Sweeney has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching,

rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. A 2005 graduate of Birchwood High School, Sweeney is the daughter of Jeanne Sweeney, Birchwood. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from UWRiver Falls. — from Hometown News

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN — Hwy. 35 in Polk and Burnett counties, was the scene of three separate accidents that claimed four lives and had three people airlifted. Jeffrey Chartrand, Lindstrom, Minn., 55, died Monday, April 2, when the Ford Ranger pickup he was driving crossed the centerline on Hwy. 35 just north of Dresser and collided with a semi and trailer driven by Devin Curley, 26, Byron, Minn. On Tuesday, April 3, about a mile south of that accident scene, a 1998 Suzuki GSX750 was southbound and crossed the centerline while negotiating a curve and struck an oncoming Chevrolet pickup. The operator of the motorcycle did not have a valid driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement nor was he wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The motorcycle operator was pronounced dead at the scene. On Wednesday, April 4, about 2:15 p.m. Burnett County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 35 near Staples Lake Road in the Town of Swiss. This area is approximately six miles northeast of Danbury, or 16 miles north of Siren. Three people were airlifted from the scene for medical treatment, and two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene by the Burnett County Medical Examiner. Another individual died over the weekend. — from the Inter-County Leader

••• BARRON — Barron School District’s attempt to continue an existing $790,000 excess tax levy was narrowly defeated in the Tuesday, April 3, election. Voters turned down the tax levy extension by an 815-720 margin. — from Barron News-Shield ••• BARRON — Two Minnesota men entered not guilty pleas Friday, March 30, in connection with a two-day crime spree in January that included a liquor store robbery, the theft of a truck from a rural Rice lake man and a gas drive-off at a Cumberland convenience store. Cody M. Roberts, 22, St. Paul, Minn., and Daniel Willette, 26, Askov, Minn., face a combined total of 10 felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with the incident. The pair allegedly stole a pickup truck from a rural Rice Lake man; stole liquor from MarketPlace Foods, threatening an employee with a bottle of liquor, and smashed the door to the store when employees tried to lock them in, stopped at a rural Haugen home to beg for gas from the homeowner; and stole gas from the Cumberland Kwik Trip at 1 a.m. Security video from stores in Rice Lake and Cumberland show the same truck used by the suspects to flee the scene. — from Barron News-Shield

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WASHBURN COUNTY — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There are things you can do to reduce your chances of being sexually assaulted. The Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter offers the following safety tips: Follow these tips from the National Crime Prevention Council: Be aware of your surroundings — who’s out there and what’s going on. Walk with confidence. The more confident you look, the stronger you appear. Know your limits when it comes to using alcohol. Be assertive, don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave. Don’t prop open self-locking doors. Lock your door and your windows, even if you leave for just a few minutes. Watch your keys. Don’t lend them. Don’t leave them. Don’t lose them. And don’t put your name and address on the key ring. Watch out for unwanted visitors. Know who’s on the other side of the door before you open it. Be wary of isolated spots, like underground garages, offices after business hours and apartment laundry rooms. Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Vary your route. Stay in well-traveled, well-lit

areas. Have your key ready to use before you reach the door at home, your car or at work. Park in well-lit areas and lock the car, even if you’ll only be gone a few minutes. Drive on well-traveled streets, with doors and windows locked. Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker. Keep your car in good shape with plenty of gas in the tank. In case of car trouble, call for help on your cellular phone. If you don’t have a phone, put the hood up, lock the doors and put a banner in the rear mirror that says, “Help. Call police.” If you would like more information please contact the shelter at 715-6355245. The Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Inc. Washburn County Outreach Office will sponsor a Denim Day and Awareness Walk on Wednesday, April 25, at 4:45 p.m. The walk will start in the lot across from the Northwest Sports Complex in Spooner. It will be a 15- to 20minute walk. Teal ribbons will be provided to participants. The wearing of denim and participating in the walk on that day is in recognition of victims and survivors of sexual assault. — from TOFAS

Weight Rain, sleet or shine, get your restrictions on e-edition online! county highways to lift

WASHBURN COUNTY — Effective Monday, April 16, weight restrictions will no longer be in effect on Washburn County highways according to the highway department. This removal of restrictions does not include town roads. Please check with the various towns regarding seasonal weight restrictions on their roads. — from WCHD

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

April 2 - $30 Ron Shively, Sussex April 3 - $30 Shane Williams, Shell Lake April 4 - $30 Bob Gabriel, Spooner April 5 - $30 Marie Andreas, Shell Lake April 6 - $30 Chad Shelton, Shell Lake

Mary Kay Cosmetics Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2011 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8

2012 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8

High 37 49 41 45 49 55 60

High 68 63 63 61 57 59 56

Low Precip. 22 .5” snow 34 32 .65” rain 25 trace snow 27 29 33

Low 45 41 27 31 28 42 36


.05” rain .07” rain

Lake level: April 9, 2012: 1,217.52’ MSL

Lions March $300 calendar winner

Linda Degner, Shell Lake, was the March $300 Lions calendar winner. She accepted her check from Lions calendar project Chairman Jim Meyers. Lions member Jim Lewis sold Degner the calendar. — Photo by Jim Meyers

Register Memories

1952 - 60 years ago

• Roland Cantley, employee of the local Peavy Food Co., had his right leg badly crushed and was in the hospital. He was unloading a carload of feed when he slipped, and the truckload of feed came down on his leg. • Audrey Schultz, Twin Lake School; Alvin Olsen, Woodyard; Joyce Mallo, Shell Lake; Neil Bailey, Sarona; Harold Block, Whittler; and Sue Wagner, Whittler, alternate, were named to represent Washburn County schools at the Upper Wisconsin round table in Superior. • During a fire drill held at the school, it took 80 seconds to empty the main building and 40 seconds for the primary students. • Miss Ethel Soholt departed for Minneapolis to assume her duties as file clerk in the office of admissions and records at the Minnesota University.

1962 - 50 years ago

• Lloyd Bohn, Shell Lake, was presented with a life membership by the Shell Lake Chapter of the American Legion Post 225. Making the presentation was Judge Ward Winton. • PTA officers were David Pieper, president; Naomi Beardsley, vice president; Kay Welter, secretary; and Ev Davies, treasurer. • Karen Romsos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erling Romsos, Barronett, was the Cumberland High School valedictorian. • Merlin R. Jacobs, Tacoma, Wash., son of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Jacobs, Shell Lake, was promoted to PFC as a heavy equipment operator. Pvt. John Shimek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shimek, Sarona, finished training at Fort Carson, Colo., and was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. Prior to entering the armed forces, he was employed with the E.G. Clinton Co. of Minneapolis.

1972 - 40 years ago

• Judy Bergquist, 19, Shell Lake, was hospitalized after receiving whiplash and a slight skull fracture after the vehicle she was driving was stuck from behind by a car driven by 78-year-old Walter Grensing, Cumberland. • Deep snows of winter and the coming of the snowmobile has meant pleas-

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ure to many, but also has served as a means of devilment for others. Such was the case of the vandalism of the summer homes on Shell Lake of Frederic Rau, Mosinee, and Marino Perpignant, La Grange, Ill. • The Shell Lake City Council burned the midnight oil, and one of the main topics of discussion was the signing of a contract with Davey Engineering Firm of La Crosse to do the engineering for a water, sewer and roadway to the north five lots in the industrial park. The Shell Lake City crew would do the actual construction with the Davey firm handling the engineering aspect of the project. Cost of the project was approximately $24,000. • Members of the Shell Lake Stage Band, under the direction of Darrell Aderman, furnished entertainment for the University of Wisconsin Founders Day dinner held at Tiptown. The members were Tom Dahlstrom, John Schullo, Tom Bitney, Linda Wennerberg, Jeff Hile, Jim Rohlik, Terry Bell, Pete Moen, Jerri Swanson, Ted Slater and Roxanne Stouffer.

1982 - 30 years ago

• The program at the Shell Lake Senior Citizens meeting included songs and banjo music by Paul Stone, poems and readings by Mabel Lane, Mildred Lewis, Linnea Rydberg, Alta Wight and Katie Slater. The Rev. Melvin Johnson, from the Church of the Nazarene at Minong, led the devotions. Lunch was served by May Stone and Kathryn Krakau. • Births announced at Indianhead Memorial Hospital were Landrew Edward to Gary and Elizabeth Olson, Spooner; Scott Thomas to Edward and Darlene Chaney, Spooner; Danielle Jean to Reed and Kim Scalzo, Spooner; and Corey Lynn to Russell and Nancy Furchtenicht, Sarona. • Jake Gullickson was elected president of the Shell Lake Lions Club. Other officers named were Donn Dinnies, first vice president; Dr. James Quenan, second vice president; Gary Olson, third vice president; the Rev. Herman Soderberg, secretary; Elmer Anderson, treasurer; Marvin Schaefer, lion tamer; Ray Johnson, tail twister and Al Olson and

Glenn Hile, board members. Board members serving their second year were John Schnell and Jim Swan. • Postal carrier Bernard Fox received a 25-year pin from Shell Lake Postmaster David Kurschner. Both men received recognition for their 25 years of service with the postal service.

1992 - 20 years ago

• Danielle Stariha, daughter of Clint and Marlene Stariha, was named valedictorian for the senior class at Shell Lake High School. Salutatorians were Dawn Bernecker, daughter of James and Esther Bernecker; Amy Erickson, daughter of Gary and Nan Erickson; and Rebecca Witte, daughter of Ray and Jan Witte. • All-conference wrestlers were Andy Kidder, Matt Prochnow, Ty Hopke and Steve Naglosky. • Chad Benzer and Wayne Krantz were named to the boys all-conference in basketball. • Members of the Shell Lake Junior High wrestling squad were Caleb Melton, Dave Marker, Taylor Hall, Don Marker, Jacob Ridgeway, Isaac Stouffer, Aric Klobertanz, Brian Kidder, Andy Nelson, Dustin Marker, Jason DuVal, Chad Dougard, Shawn Seever, Josh Cooper, Joe Elliott, Ben Kidder, Jordan Hall, Jeff Naglosky, Paul Campton and Jayson Jahnz.

2002 - 10 years ago

• Due to a tie after a recount of the votes for Shell Lake City Council, Joe Smith won over Gary Burkhart when they agreed to settle the tie with a draw of cards. Burkhart drew a six, and Smith drew a queen. • Shell Lake Mayor Charles Lutz presided over his final city council meeting. At the end of the meeting, council President Ken Schultz presented a plaque recognizing and thanking Lutz for his eight years of service to the city of Shell Lake. Mayor-elect Larry Fletcher would take over the duties of mayor. • Carla Gronning returned from a mission trip to Haiti. • Storme Nelson, Wausau, was hired as Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s executive director.


Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week April 16-20

MADISON – Listen, act and live! Those words could protect you and your family during a severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives. April 16-20 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Did you know that … • Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. • In 2011, 38 tornadoes in Wisconsin were confirmed by the National Weather Service, the fourth highest number on record. The earliest outbreak occurred on April 10. On Aug. 19, a man was killed when a tornado with winds of 105 mph struck Marinette County. Five

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK We have lots of kitties, they all want to go, Would you like to take one, or someone you know? Some have been waiting too long this is true. Waiting for someone to love them like you. Sketcher and Trace we think they both agree That the shelter’s their home, but that’s not fine with me. One should not wait for five months maybe more, To find a good home where they’re loved and adored. The time yes it’s now to fill that empty space, With one of our kitties, like Sketcher or Trace. Cats for adoption: 2-year-old neutered orange/white shorthair; 6-year-old spayed/declawed orange/white shorthair; 3-month-old gray/white male shorthair; 6-1/2-year-old spayed shorthair tiger; 1-1/2-year-old neutered orange/white longhair; 1-year-old spayed buff shorthair tabby; 9-yearold spayed/declawed dilute calico Maine coon; 5-year-old neutered white/black tiger; 8-year-old spayed/declawed shorthair tortie; 3-year-old male black/white shorthair; 3-year-old neutered white/tiger shorthair and a 7-year-old spayed orange/white tiger. Dogs for adoption: 6-month-old white male Lab/husky mix; 1-1/2-year-old tan neutered pit bull; 4-year-old male beagle; 1-1/2-year-old black/white male Staffordshire terrier mix; 3-yearold neutered black retriever mix; 1-year-old neutered white Pyrenees/collie mix and a 1-1/2-year-old male shepherd/collie mix. Also for adoption: Female brown/white teddy guinea pig and a 3-year-old male white/brown rat. Strays include: 6-month-old female black/white kitten found on Park West Avenue in Spooner. Come join the fun at our annual Pins for Pets Bowling Fundraiser held at Kegler’s Pub & Pin, Spooner, Saturday, April 14. Call WCAHS at 715635-4720 for more information.

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others were injured in 2011. • In 2010, 46 tornadoes in Wisconsin were confirmed by the National Weather Services, the second greatest yearly number on record. Fortunately, no one was killed, but 22 were injured and the tornadoes caused nearly $30 million in property damage. • The peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August, but tornadoes can occur any time of year, like the Jan. 7, 2008, storms near Kenosha. On Thursday, April 19, a statewide drill is planned. At 1 p.m., the National Weather Service will issue a mock tornado watch and at 1:45 p.m. a statewide mock tornado warning. For the first time ever, radio, TV and cable stations across Wisconsin will participate in the drill. And for the first time, NOAA Weather Radios, also known as emergency weather radios, will be tested during the drill. This is an ideal opportunity for schools, businesses and individuals to practice safe procedures for severe weather. Tornado safety at home, work or at play • In a home or building, avoid windows. Move to a basement, and get under a sturdy table or the stairs. A specially constructed “safe room” within a building offers the best protection. Use an Internet search engine and search for “safe room” for more information.

Leadership camp for adults offered

SARONA — After 10 years of providing a premier nine-month adult leadership program, the board of directors of Leadership Washburn County is trying something new for the next leadership class – a leadership summer camp. The leadership summer camp will be held at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona, over three days, June 20-22. Some of the presentation material will be the same as the regular eight-session over nine months leadership program, although greatly condensed due to the time constraints. There will be less focus on local issues and no tours. Three themes will be covered over the three days of camp: Foundational Self-Awareness, Working Well With Others, and Understanding Your Community. Leadership summer camp will take advantage of the Hunt Hill setting to offer a pontoon classroom and a bog walk. It is important to note that the leadership summer camp will not cover everything offered in the full leadership program, including the networking that occurs

over the full nine-month program. The full leadership program will be offered again starting in September 2012. However, the board is hoping the leadership summer camp will provide a nice alternative for the summer residents who provide so much volunteer support for the local organizations and for those employed in professions that have quieter summers than falls, winters or springs. The program fee includes optional two nights lodging, two to a room, dorm-style, but no bunk beds; two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners. Limited partial scholarships are available. To be eligible for this program you must either live or work in Washburn County and be over 19 years of age. For more information about the leadership summer camp, or to request an application, contact program coordinator Beverly Stencel at the Washburn County UWExtension Office, at 715-635-4444 or via e-mail to: — from UW-Extension

Visit Shell Lake Public Library and check out a museum

SHELL LAKE — In its second year, the Shell Lake Public Library announces museum and zoo passes are again available at the Shell Lake Public Library. The passes are a partnership between the library and two cultural organizations, providing library cardholders free passes to the Lake Superior Zoo and Duluth Children’s Museum. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide access to arts and cultural organizations. “The passes are a truly innovative approach to education that the library is thrilled to support,” said Beth Carlson, director of the library. “Our hope is that people who may not have access to the wonderful local arts and cultural scene will use this program as a learning tool for themselves and their families, and realize that libraries are a great way to explore and learn something


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• If a basement is not available, move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and cover yourself with anything close at hand: towels, blankets, pillows. If possible, get under a sturdy table, desk or counter. Put as many walls as possible between you and the storm. • If caught outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If you cannot quickly walk to shelter, get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have two options as a last resort: Stay in the vehicle with the seat belt on and place your head below the windows. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the roadway, exit the vehicle and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Do not seek shelter under an overpass. • Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. You should leave a mobile home and go to the designated storm shelter or the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building. • At school, follow the drill. Go to the interior hall or room. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and large open rooms like gyms and auditoriums. — from WCEM

new.” The passes presented by the library are available at the library. How it works Adult Shell Lake Library cardholders in good standing, no fines or overdues, may check out a pass. Passes will expire within three days or one week, depending on the museum or zoo, of the checkout date and must be returned to the library. There will be a fee if it is not returned or returned late. Passes are available on a firstcome first-served basis. The Lake Superior Zoo pass will allow four admissions with one pass checked out at a time per person. The Duluth Children’s Museum pass will allow two adults with five children with two passes per household checked out at a time. — from SLPL

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

didn’t realize it until I was flipping through the April edition of Family Circle magazine that April 18 is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. This day is held on the first weekday after taxes are due. The traditional deadline for personal income taxes is April 15, but that will fall on a Sunday this year. Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day, a holiday for Washington, D.C. Therefore, tax day 2012 is Tuesday, April 17. So will you be prepared to celebrate Wednesday, April 18, in your pj’s? Picture the scene if you were stopped by an officer of the law on National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. Not only would you be in your pajamas, so would the officer. I’m guessing the officer might look goofier since he or she would have a gun belt strapped around the waist. When did it become stylish to wear pajamas when running errands, shopping or eating out? Have you noticed how often people are doing this?

Are you amongst the group of people that would never be caught by someone other than family seeing you in your pj’s? I remember a former co-worker commenting on the day she was wearing her baby-dollstyle pajamas while her son got on the school bus. She noticed the driver was having a delay in getting going, so she decided to go see what was going on. The bus driver was usually her friend, Judy. On this day, Judy wasn’t driving, but rather a male substitute. I don’t think Jeanette ever went outside wearing her baby dolls after that. If you are a parent and you are planning to observe National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, I suggest you check with your child before you drop them off at school. They may be comfortable spending the day in their super-casual wear, but they may not think the same about you. Don’t worry, I will not be observing this special day in my office.

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Around noon on Friday, April 6, the driver of a fully loaded pickup misjudged the corner on Hwy. 63 and east CTH B. Losing the entire load of lumber, traffic at the busy intersection was blocked. Almost instantly, three other vehicles stopped, pulled to the side of the road and helped reloaded the truck within minutes. The volunteers hurried on their way to complete their own tasks after grateful handshakes by the driver of the pickup and his passenger. — Photo by Diane Dryden

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Third quarter honor roll Fifth grade - A honor roll: Spencer Blonk and John Nauertz. Fifth grade - B honor roll: McKenzie Dutton, Elizabeth Kielkucki and Evelyn Paffel. Sixth grade - A honor roll: John Hoellen. Sixth grade - B honor roll: Miguel Barrett and Andrew Christner.

Seventh grade - A honor roll: Anna Emerson and Adeline Paffel. Seventh grade – B honor roll: Audrey Blonk, Sophia DelFiacco and Mark Nauertz. Eighth grade – A honor roll: Kayla Kielkucki and Lauryn Olson. – submitted

Northwest Wisconsin Woodland Owners to meet

HAYWARD — The Northwest Chapter of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners will meet Saturday, April 21, in Hayward at the veterans center located in downtown Hayward on Hwy 63. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with coffee available at 9:30 a.m. The main subject of the meeting will be Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law. Richard Wedephol, chair of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Government Affairs Committee, will speak on considerations a woodland owner should make when entering into the Managed Forest Law, how property taxes on woodlands compare to those on other lands, how assessors must classify land for property taxes and an update on proposed legislative revisions to the MFL.

Following this, a DNR wildlife biologist will present a very interesting talk on Wisconsin’s fur-bearing animals. DNR Forester Derek Soaoloski will cover the current firewood restrictions intended to slow the spread and impact of the gypsy moth and the emerald ash borer. These are very important subjects and all interested woodland owners are welcome to attend. Those wanting to participate in the noon lunch must register by Monday, April 16, by calling 715-374-3544, leaving your name and the number of people attending. Lunch fees will be collected at the door. Several restaurants are located near the vets center. For further information contact Will Kiefer at the above phone number. — from NWWO

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by Suzanne Johnson SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5. A band to provide music for the July 3 street dance was discussed. Terry Leckel has volunteered to coordinate the fund drive for the July 3 fireworks. Those wishing to make a donation may send their contribution to P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is coming to town Thursday, July 12, for 5 and 7:30 p.m. performances. The next chamber meeting will be held Thursday, May 3, 4:30 p.m., in the Shell Lake City Hall meeting room.


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Other upcoming events at LFRC include the Darkness to Light workshop on Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m.; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group on Monday, April 16, 5 p.m.; A World Book Day at First Friends will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m., Kidstime-Parentime with meet. A potluck lunch will follow at 11:15 a.m. All activities at LFRC are geared to preschool-age children, however, there is no age minimum or maximum. — from LFRC

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Thursday, April 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. • Education and support for people affected by cancer, 3:30-5 p.m., Marshfield Clinic Rice Lake Center. Registration required, 715-236-8327. • Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention training program, 6 p.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Friday, April 13 • Trinity Lutheran Church rummage sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., across from elementary school, Spooner. Lunch available. Saturday, April 14 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. • Pins for Pets bowling fundraiser for Washburn County Area Humane Society, Kegler’s Pub & Pin, Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Adventures in Gardening, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Shell Lake 3-12 school. RSVP to 715-468-7815 or Learn from area Master Gardeners. • Minong Senior Center is hosting a spring fling at 11 a.m. There will be a potluck and music, 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Donations support the senior center and the band. Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Info call 715-635-4669. Tuesday, April 17 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, April 18 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • American Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Birchwood High School, 300 S. Wilson St., Birchwood. Thursday, April 19 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided.

• Middle School Honors Concert, 6 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Saturday, April 21 • Regional Hospice Gala dinner and silent auction, Lakeview Event Center, Siren, 5 p.m. For more info or to purchase a ticket call 715-635-9077. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., Northwind Book and Fiber Bookstore, downtown Spooner. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. Tuesday, April 24 • Town and Country Days Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall. Wednesday, April 25 • Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Walk, 4:45 p.m., lot across from Northwest Sports Complex, Spooner. For more information call 715-635-5245. • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. • Relay For Life meeting, 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church. Teams need to register by April 29 for the June 1-2 relay at the Shell Lake School track. • Skywarn Weather Spotter training class, 7 p.m., Spooner Fire Hall, 507 Summit St. For more information call 715-468-4730. Thursday, April 26 & Friday, April 27 • Spooner Area Blood Drive, United Methodist Church, 312 Elm St., Spooner, Thursday 1-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For an appointment call 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767) or sign up online at Thursday, April 26 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. To register, call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW will meet at 7 p.m., at the Friendship Commons. • Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center Elderly Benefit Specialist, Terri Reiter, will present a free seminar to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, caregivers and family members. Held at the Spooner Senior Citizens Center, 402 Oak St., Spooner, from 10 a.m.-noon. Contact ADRC at 715635-4460 or toll-free at 888-538-3031 for preregistration. • Spooner Chamber of Commerce Food and Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Northwest Sports Complex Ballroom. Saturday, April 28 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Festival Concert, 7:30 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center.


Wednesday, May 2 • Washburn County HCE spring luncheon at Tracks in Spooner at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 • Evening with the Stars Gala, 5:30 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center. Wednesday, May 30 • Memorial Centers Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Cenex in Shell Lake. Walk-ins welcome. For appointment call 715-645-0257.

Drumset Workshop great success

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center is pleased to report another successful Drumset Workshop, which took place during the weekend of March 23-25. Beginning on that Friday evening, participants at the workshop received instruction from professional drummer Jason Price in subjects such as cymbal and set selection, various styles and technique, reading and soloing. When asked to describe the experience, one student said, “I met new people, learned a lot about drumming and had a rockin’ good time!” Another discussed the new styles that they had not yet learned in school. Many students expressed excitement over being able to spend an entire weekend to focus on drumsets. The arts center was thrilled to again be able to partner with Theatre in the Woods to present Twin Citiesbased group The Jason Price Quartet, which performed for students and community members on Saturday, March 24. A concert ended the workshop on Sunday, March 25, where students performed pieces to showcase their hard work. Students who missed the Drumset Workshop, or hold interest in other camps, may still register for summer programming. For more information or to register for camp call the center at 715-468-2414 or visit their Web site at — from SLAC

Students had the opportunity to attend a Drumset Workshop at the Shell Lake Arts Center Friday – Saturday, March 23 - 25. — Photo submitted

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Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room, 106-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is closed for the winter. The room can be opened upon request, weather permitting. Call 715-635-7937 or 715-6356450, for more information. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA Monday Noon AA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA 1 p.m. AA Thursday 7 p.m. Al-Anon Friday 2 p.m. AA 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• Volunteer help at the Shell Lake Arts Center is needed for special occasions during the school year. They need help with the middle school honors band, bulk mailings, the piano festival, middle school honors choir and the Gala. If you are interested in volunteering please call 715-468-2414. 30rtfc ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-6352252 or e-mail Faith In Action at ••• Washburn County Unit on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program and the medical escort program. This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet new people, travel and help others. Mileage is paid to volunteers who use their own vehicles when transporting and/or delivering. You must posses a valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license and are able to read maps, road names and street signs. If interested, please contact Eva at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Spooner at 715-635-4460. ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office, or call 715-468-2314. Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.

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Monday: Partners of Veterans women’s support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Counseling Associates in Siren, located across from the Burnett County Government Center. For more information, contact Julie Yaekel-Black Elk at 715-349-8575. • Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30. This is a Christcentered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. • Bridge at Friendship Commons, Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Practice your Bridge skills. Beginners welcome. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-635-4400.







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State income tax has unintended consequences


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WISTAX looks at overwithholding, unlegislated tax hikes, and more

MADISON – As the 2012 income tax season ends, many filers would probably agree that it may be time to add the Wisconsin income tax to Ripley’s “Believe It or Not.” Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd A. Berry explained, “Years of piecemeal change, often driven by the narrow lobbyist agendas, have changed our state income tax into a hodgepodge of unintended consequences, conflicting incentives and unnecessary complexity.” Berry offered these observations in making public findings of a two-part study prepared by the WISTAX research team. Celebrating its 80th year, WISTAX is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to public policy research and citizen education. Among the study’s findings are: Overwithholding: The state’s income tax withholding tables are structured so that most paychecks have significantly more withheld than is owed in taxes. For “typical” filers, overwithholding can often range from 20 to 50 percent of tax due. Each year, the state withholds over $1.5 billion more than taxpayers owe. The result is that each year, taxpayers make a large, interest-free loan to the state. Unlegislated tax hikes: Tax brackets and the standard deduction have been indexed, adjusted for inflation, since 1999. However, personal exemptions and limits on tax credits have not, which leads to unseen tax increases due to inflation. For “typical” filers whose income grew only at the rate of inflation from 2001 to 2011, WISTAX found that, due to failure to adjust exemptions and credit limits, income taxes were 6 to 11 percent higher in 2011 than had these features of tax law been adjusted for inflation. Work or retire? Even though a retiree and a new college graduate can have the same income, WISTAX also found that the college graduate could pay eight times more in tax than the retiree. The main reason is that, since 2008, Wisconsin has not taxed Social Security. As a result, a retiree with $40,000 of income, $20,000 of it from Social Security, could pay less than $200 in state income tax, while a recent college grad with $40,000 of earnings would pay more than $1,600. Marriage penalty: The current state income tax also creates largely unknown incentives and disincentives to marry or divorce. WISTAX found that a married couple with each spouse earning $40,000 would pay almost 15 percent more in state income tax than if they divorced and filed as two single taxpayers. If the two separated but did not divorce, their combined taxes would be almost 7 percent above what they paid as a married couple. Rising complexity: To simplify filing of the state income tax, Wisconsin supposedly follows federal income definitions. However, due to legislative action and inaction, Wisconsin identifies more than 70 additions to or subtractions from federal law, a figure nearly double the number from 10 years ago. Further complicating tax filing, Wisconsin has tripled the number of tax credits from 10 in 2001 to 30 in 2011. These changes help explain why the number of pages of tax instructions has grown more than 20 percent. Low income versus middle income: Compared to other states, Wisconsin’s income tax treats low-income filers generously but is surprisingly tough on middle-income filers. For married couples with incomes under $20,000, Wisconsin’s 2008 income taxes were among the 10 lowest nationally, due largely to the state Earned Income Tax Credit. However, for couples with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000, the state’s tax burden ranked in the top 10. For single filers with incomes from $35,000 to $150,000, state income taxes here were also among the top 10 nationally. Free copies of the latest Focus newsletter, “Composting the state income tax,” and The Wisconsin Taxpayer magazine, The Nation’s First, The State’s Largest, further detail who files and who pays the state income tax. They are available by visiting; e-mailing; calling 608-241-9789; or writing WISTAX at 401 North Lawn Ave., Madison, WI 53704-5033. – from Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance

Dear Citizens of Shell Lake It has been my honor to serve as your elected representative. I appreciate your confidence in me and the support you have shown throughout my years of public service. Above all I value your friendship and the opportunity to work alongside you to help make our wonderful community of Shell Lake an even better place to live and work. I am sad to leave my home and community of the past 30 years, but will always be proud of what we have accomplished together. Best wishes always, Donna Barnes - Haesemeyer 558030 34rp

Members of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Education Support Personnel Association, Local 4019 of AFT-Wisconsin, comprised of office and technical support staff, conducted a food drive at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Administrative Office in Shell Lake. Items collected were delivered to the Washburn County Food Pantry. Shown (L to R): Leadership team members Julie La Guire, administrative office co-steward; Jennifer Schultz, Local 4019 treasurer; Annette Ancel-Wisner, Local 4019 president; and Karla Meier. — Photo submitted

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Keeping the family in the restaurant

by Diane Dryden SPOONER — Albania is a country that’s not talked about often around the dinner table. This Slavic country, that was once part of Yugoslavia’s 20 ethnic groups, has seen more of its share of bloodshed. Located in Southern Europe near Greece, this country of almost 3 million residents has an estimate of over 250,000 killed by wars since the fall of the USSR in 1991. “There was too much killing,” says owner of the new Spooner Family Restaurant, Max Shabani. “I came in 1989, as did many of my family, to make a new life in the United States. I started out working for my brother in Chicago at his restaurant located on the prestigious corner of Michigan and Ohio. I worked for him for 15 Max Shabani is the new owner of the Spooner Family Restaurant that will years, and then I bought open in May in the old Hardee’s building in Spooner. — Photo by Diane Dryden my own restaurant in Mazon, Ill. Then one in South Beloit.” Since many In a town the size of Spooner, there are already 13 of his family members had moved to northern Wis- other eating establishments, not counting the ones consin, he and his wife, Buki, did too. that are only seasonal or the grab-and-go food from It’s a first cousin that owns and operates the Rice the various gas stations. “I am here only to compete Lake Family Restaurant, and his nephew who owns with myself,” he says. “I have to look at my business and operates the Altoona Family Restaurant. Even from my own luck while providing quality food, fast though each restaurant has a similar menu, it also has and friendly service and a better price.” its own special dishes and way of doing business. Planning to open in May, the restaurant will employ Right now, Shabani is relying on public input as to the 20-25 workers and will seat over 100 people. Shabani hours he’ll be open and items on his menu. is already taking applications for all positions. “I am

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Girls basketball end-of-season banquet held

UPPER LEFT: Hannah Cassel earned Most Improved Player, Shania Pokorny earned Most Valuable Player and the Hustle Award. The awards were voted on by the players themselves and are an honor for the two sophomores. UPPER RIGHT: The Shell Lake JV team, coached by Brad Sauve, finished the season with a 14-2 record. Team members back row (L to R) Franziska Graf, Katie Slater, Taylor Bauch, Hailey Flach and Makenzie Olson. Front: Kate Gronning, Tia Carlson, Amy Bouchard, Kim Atkinson and April Richter. LOWER LEFT: Earning Lakeland All-Conference Honorable Mention in basketball were Jen Cassel and Kristen Kraetke. Shania Pokorny earned first team all-conference. The recognition for senior Cassel is a fitting tribute to her distinguished career in basketball. Kraetke and Pokorny, as sophomores, have two more years to play in the Shell Lake basketball program. LOWER RIGHT: The Shell Lake girls varsity basketball team, coached by Tom Sauve, finish their season 11-12 overall and 5-7 in Central Lakeland Conference. They lost to Northwood 46-37 in the semifinals during regional playoffs. Shown (L to R): Jen Cassel, Emma Anderson, Jen Connell, Hannah Cassel, Erica Kozial, Kristen Kraetke and Shania Pokorny. The players received their basketball letters at the banquet held Monday, April 2. — Photos by Larry Samson

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Abby Granzin Senior

Ben Butenhoff Senior

Cole Smith Senior

Emma Anderson Senior

Jen Cassel Senior

Josiah Kay Senior

Sage Dunham Senior

Franziska Graf Senior

AJ Denotter Junior

Anthony Lloyd Junior

Nick Christensen Junior

Nick Muska Junior

Renee Mikula Junior

Colleen Knoop Sophomore

Curtis Parker Sophomore

David Brereton Sophomore

Hana Anderson Sophomore

Hannah Cassel Sophomore

Shania Pokorny Sophomore

Tanner Williams Sophomore

Brianna Schaefer Sophomore

Cheyenne Tiegs Sophomore

Dakota Robinson Freshman

Tia Carlson Freshman

Trevor Anderson Freshman

Sabrina Skindzelewski Samantha Okonek Freshman Freshman

Laker track off and running

Cole Smith carries Emma Anderson in 100-yard race that is a tradition in Shell Lake track program. On the last practice before the Easter break, the team competes against each other in nonconventional games to build a sense of teamwork and just to have fun.

In a special relay you won’t see at a high school track meet, AJ Denotter carries Cheyenne Tiegs 100 yards, while Renee Mikula and Colleen Knoop, his teammates, run alongside in support.

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Big win in the Lakers first game

Starting pitcher Kristen Kraetke got the win, pitching three innings. She gave up one run on two hits and struck out two in her first outing.

Emmalee Statz high-fives coach Mark Lehnherr after her stand-up triple on Tuesday, April 3, against Solon Springs.

by Larry Samson CAMERON — With a 16-1 win over Solon Springs on Tuesday, April 3, and an 11-9 come-from-behind win over Cameron on Friday, April 6, the Shell Lake girls softball team got off to the best start in recent years. They finished 7-10 last year and are the defending regional champions. Shell Lake traveled to Solon Springs for their first game of the season. The Lakers got off to a slow start and trailed 1-2 in the first innings before finding their bats. Kayla Kidder and Allison Socha scored on a Kristen Kraetke sacrifice fly ball deep to centerfield. Shell Lake opened it up in the third inning with nine runs. They finished with a five-

Jen Connell slides into second as she tries to stretch a single into a double.

Pitcher Kaylea Kidder watches first baseman Jen Connell with the final out of the game.

run fifth inning. Erica Kozial had three runs for Shell Lake and three RBIs on two singles and one double. Kraetke got the win, pitching three innings. She gave up one run on two hits, striking out three and walking two batters. Kidder came in to relieve her in the fourth inning walking two and striking out two batters. Shell Lake beat their longtime nemesis, the Cameron Comets, 11-9. Shell Lake lost twice to them in the 2011 season 0-9 and 2-4. Shell Lake will face Frederic/Luck on Thursday, April 12, in a home game, with a 5 p.m. start time. This is the first year for the Frederic/Luck co-op team. Shell Lake lost 3-16 to Luck last season and 2-4 to Frederic.

Women’s golf begins at Butternut Hills

SARONA — The women’s golf league at Butternut Hills Golf Course on Long Lake will begin another season of play on Thursday, May 10, and each Thursday afternoon through the summer until Sept. 13. There is an 18-hole league, which has tee times beginning at noon, and a nine-hole league, which begins play at 12:45 p.m. Both groups are welcoming new members and invite you to

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join the fun. A spring luncheon with golf to follow is set for Thursday, May 3. Lunch will be served at noon followed by a short meeting and a round of golf. If you’d like more information please call Mary Harrington, 715-468-7797; Judy Nelson, 715635-6058; or Lil Bartholomew, 715-468-7019. — submitted

Allison Socha lays down a bunt. She scored on a two-run RBI from Kristen Kraetke for the go-ahead run in the second inning. Shell Lake did not look back as they beat Solon Springs 16-1 on Tuesday, April 3, at Solon Springs.


Varsity softball Thursday, April 12: Vs. Frederic/Luck, 5 p.m.; JV game west field with Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Monday, April 16: Vs. Turtle Lake/Clayton at Clayton High School, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: At Webster High School, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m. Friday, April 20: Vs. Washburn, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Varsity baseball Thursday, April 12: Vs. Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Spooner Tournament with Washburn, 10 a.m. Monday, April 16: At Turtle Lake High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: At Siren High School, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Vs. Northwood High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24: Vs. Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Varsity track Thursday, April 12: At Spooner High School, 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 16: Shell Lake Invitational, with Flambeau, New Auburn, Prairie Farm, Grantsburg, Amery, Clayton/Turtle Lake, Cumberland, Ladysmith, Frederic/Luck, Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: Frederic/Luck Invitational at Frederic High School, with Clear Lake, Siren, Unity, Webster, Grantsburg, Turtle Lake/Clayton, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26: At Webster High School, 4 p.m. Middle school track Tuesday, April 17: At Webster, with Clayton, Frederic, Luck, Prairie Farm, St. Croix Falls, Siren, Turtle Lake, Unity, 4 p.m. Monday, April 23: Vs. Bruce, Clayton, Clear Lake, Flambeau, Frederic, Luck, New Auburn, Prairie Farm, St. Croix Falls, Siren, Turtle Lake, Webster, Spooner, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26: At Frederic High School, with Clayton, Luck, St. Croix Falls, Siren, Unity, Webster, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 30: At Turtle Lake High School, 4:30 p.m. JV girls softball Thursday, April 12: Vs. Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Friday, April 27: Vs. St. Croix Falls, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17: At Prairie Farm High School, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18: Vs. Amery, 4 p.m. DH



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Lakers start the season with a win

Sam Livingston was the starting pitcher for the Lakers in the 16-12 win over Solon Springs on Tuesday, April 3, at Solon Springs. He got off to a shaky start, giving up seven walks and four runs in the first inning. Pitching six full innings, he gave up two more runs, striking out six.

Shell Lake base runner Jesse Gronning slides into second base, beating the throw.

A collision occurred at home plate as BJ Burton made the tag. The runner is out anyway as he failed to slide. This rule is in place to protect the catcher. A runner who deliberately tries to take out a catcher can be ejected and made to sit out the next game.

Shortstop Darren Sahlstrom lays a tag on the Solon Springs base runner trying to steal second. by Larry Samson runs on two hits. He had four stolen bases. Sam LivSOLON SPRINGS — The Shell Lake boys baseball ingston went six innings, striking out eight runners, team got off to a big start, putting five runs up on the walking 12 and giving up five runs on five hits. scoreboard in the first inning only to give up four runs Shell Lake will face Prairie Farm in a home game on to the Solon Springs Eagles in the bottom of the second Thursday, April 12, starting at 5 p.m. The team will inning. The Lakers built on their lead adding two in the travel to Spooner on Saturday, April 14, for a 10 a.m. third, three in the fourth, four in the fifth and two in the game. Next week will be a big week for the Lakers as sixth. they travel to Turtle Lake on Monday, April 16, to face Solon Springs came back in the bottom of the seventh them in a conference game. Tuesday, April 17, they when they scored six runs, coming within four runs of travel to Siren to face Siren/Webster in a nonconference tying the game up. BJ Burton had a big game with four game. BJ Burton is in his third year behind the plate. The catcher and home-plate umpire build a special bond, as the catcher is the first line of defense for the umpire.

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Spooner Golf Club records first hole-in-one of the year

SPOONER — On Thursday, April 5, Spooner Golf Club recorded the first hole-in-one of the year. Longtime member Barry Benson aced the par 3 15th

hole, which measures at 156 yards, using a 5-iron. This is Benson’s second hole-in-one. — from SGC

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I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. A very happy birthday to Dean Bergquist and also to Jesse Doriott on April 13. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Spencer Warren Stellrecht on April 14. He is the little 3year-old son of Barry and Neesha Stellrecht. Have a fun day, Spencer. Happy birthday on April 15 to Doug LaVeau with many more. Happy birthday to Sandy Atkinson on her birthday, April 16. Have a wonderful day, Sandy. Happy anniversary to Hannah and Cory Brion who are celebrating three years together with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Travis Moe as he celebrate his special day April 17 with lots more to come. Happy birthday to Noah Skluzacek on his special day, April 17, with lots more to come. A very happy birthday to Charlotte Ann Odden on her birthday April 18 with lots more to come. Dewey Country has over 500 people. Well, when it came to voting last Tuesday, 77 showed up to vote. Sad! How would you like to work a whole year for $1,000 or for $600? Well, these were the wages in 1940 for a men and women. This was the price paid as our great country got through the Depression. Gosh, Texas has been hit with lots of tornadoes, but so far no deaths. Homes, tractor-trailers, planes and so much more were damaged. It’s kind of depressing with tornadoes. When I was growing up, I don’t remember having tornadoes. Now every state has them. In California, seven students were killed by a member of their class. Why? Well, apparently this person was bullied in school. Well, here in Shell Lake the DNR has found a deer that had chronic wasting disease. I’m wondering how this will change the deer hunting season and other things. Do you know how much the recall election of Scott Walker will cost? Well, it’s estimated at about $70 million. Why can’t they take this money to feed the many people in Wisconsin? Such a waste. What are the three rings? Engagement, wedding and suffering. How come when they tell us the economy is getting much better and yet we have many layoffs? Last Sunday found Chris and his son Lucas, Joe, Steve, Mike Murray and his wife Nancy, and Michael Patrick Murray and his wife and little son Charles at Diane Hulleman’s putting cement siding on her house. Dave Toll was up at his pa’s, Jim Toll’s, this weekend. Tammy Moe had an Easter dinner for her kids, Jim and David. Jim also tells us he went to the wellness doctor in Danbury. He is working on Jim’s left side that is paralyzed, and he’s getting a little feeling back, which is good news. Saturday we had Easter dinner, followed by an Easter egg hunt and baskets. Coming for dinner were Paula and Kenzie Cramer, Pam Osmondson, Landon and Allaskah, Penny and Jeff Lad, Rem, Ry and Ree, and son Richy. Later in


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the afternoon, the kids enjoyed playing cards, even little 4-year-old Reyna. Son Richy tells me he is going to starting planting corn this week. Doesn’t the ground have to be 57 degrees before planting? I do think he needs to wait a little longer. We here in Dewey Country are very dry. Yes, last fall we didn’t get a lot of rain, and we went into winter dry and haven’t had that much snow. Richy predicts a drought this summer. I hope he’s wrong. Friday night, Jackie Perlt and others came to Diane Hulleman’s. Saturday more of the Perlts came and Chad and Colleen and daughter Izzy came on Friday evening. Mike and Nancy Murray and Nicole and Jameson came Saturday. Jack and Ginny Schnell, Amanda and Kate came. There were 25 people enjoying Diane’s dinner on Saturday evening. Later they had a huge egg hunt for the kids. We found Jerry and Gretchen Best at Gretchen’s mom’s, Lillian Strege’s, on Saturday to celebrate Easter with a house full of friends and neighbors. Monday and Tuesday found Diane and Vic Hall from Texas visiting at the Bests, staying overnight. The Lakeview United Methodist Church is remodeling the basement according to Kris Fjelstad. Last Sunday, Bryan Knoop visited Bob and Kris. Monday, Bob visited Elmer Talbert, and Cheri Dorweiler and two children visited with Bob and Kris. Tuesday, Bob visited Marv Knoop and also Elmer Talbert and Pam Pomykala. Wednesday, Bob visited Elmer Talbert and Kris attended the Clam River Tuesday Club meeting at Trudy DeLawyer’s. Later Cherie Dorweiler and Tyler and Emily visited Bob and Kris. Thursday, Gary Peterson visited Bob and Kris. Friday, Bob and Kris had supper at Robert’s Road House. Saturday, Chuck and Dixie Andrea visited Bob and Kris. I understand Dixie is an excellent pie maker as she made a homemade lemon pie for Bob. Gary Smith visited Bob and Kris and brought a large venison salami. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Virginia Denotter who passed away Thursday, April 5. She was the mother of Gayle Atkinson. Marv and Gladys Knoop and Mark and Noel Knoop, Bryan and Alecia were Easter dinner guests of Dennis and Teresa Zwart. Marv and Dennis do a lot of fishing together. Marv tells us his grandson, Drew Knoop, will graduate from college next month. He is in law enforcement. Good for you, Drew. Evelyn Melton tells us that Saturday their children put on a party at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner to help Cecil and Evelyn celebrate 68 years together and also to celebrate Evelyn’s birthday. Beth and Garry Crosby had their sons, Shorty and Melissa, Tyler and Katie Ann, Tom and Sunshine, Isaac, Josie and Alycia, along with Glen and Lorraine Crosby, Jerry and Robin Denver, and Robin’s granddaughter, Alli, all over for dinner on Sunday. Later in the afternoon, Garry and Beth visited Greg and Judy Leonard. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!


Training they hope will never be needed

Patricia Hayden attaches the pads from the automated external defibrillator that she is learning to use as part of her first-aid training. The Shell Lake School District bus drivers spent six hours in first-aid training on Friday, March 30.

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Donny Bruce gives the all-clear signal as he activates the AED. Donated by the Masons, the AEDs are located in each school. WITC provided the training. — Photos by Larry Samson


Mini Master Gardener gardening for youth and family event held at Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse

Mini Master Gardeners take an extra close-up look at seeds to learn about seed parts. Assisting were Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse owner Linda Degner and Sue Buchman. — Photos by Otto Wiegand

The youngest Mini Master Gardener participants learn about potting plants using pots made from newspaper with help from Chris Weyh and Nancy Reis.

Kevin Schoessow, area ag development agent, knows a lot about soil and enjoys helping the Mini Master Gardeners learn that soil is alive with organisms. The UW-Extension North Country Master Gardener Association held a short course in gardening for youth and their families at Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse near Shell Lake on Saturday, March 31.

Russ Parker and Amy Young, Master Gardener volunteers, teach about plant parts and transplanting.

Robin Heier, Master Gardener volunteer student, gives a demonstration on vermicomposting, which is using worms to compost organic waste into a valuable soil amendment for gardening.

Spooner Community Ed classes offered

SPOONER — Spooner Area Community Education will offer the following courses during April and May. Please see Spooner School District Web site for complete listing. Register for classes by calling 715-635-0243, going online at under Community to get a complete listing and registration form, mailing a registration form to Spooner Area ComEd, 801 CTH A, Spooner, WI 54801; or dropping off the registration form at the district office. Class fees must accompany registration forms. Many classes fill quickly. Sessions will be canceled if sufficient enrollment is not received; such fees will be fully refunded. Avoid disappointment of class cancellations, register early and invite a friend or two to register with you. Those who register should assume they are in the class at the time and place indicated. If there is a change, participants will be notified. All SACE classes are self-funding; we depend on enrollment to cover the cost of instructors. SACE assumes no responsibility for reaching those who do not provide daytime contact information. Computers: GDOCS Living in the Cloud: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, Spooner High School Room B93, instructor Hugh Miller. Explore Google Docs, a powerful, free tool for home or business. Use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other

features all within your Web browser on Google Documents. Have all your files available out on the Web and accessible anywhere via a Windows computer, Apple computer, or even mobile devices. You too can use these new Cloud-based software solutions. Mosaic Sampler – mirror or table: 6-9 p.m., two Thursdays, April 12 and 19, high school agriculture room C60, instructor Peggy Ingles. Bring to class: material fee to instructor on first class, second class bring cut-up terry towels, small container with lid, and messy clothes. Mosaics are easy and fun, even for the beginning artist. Mosaic glass is cut and ready week one. Grout and protect it week two for home décor that will amaze your friends and family. Choose from patterns or bring your own to make this a treasure to treasure! Specify mirror or table on registration form. Dancing – beginning club two-step: 6:30-8 p.m., four Mondays; April 16 through May 7, Spooner Middle School activity room, instructor Kay and Bill Burkholder. Bring to class: Leather or hard, smooth-soled shoes (optional). Join this walk-in-the-park slow, rhythm dance. Couples will learn basics and beginning dance patterns. Call Bill or Kay with questions at 715-635-8470. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 10. Everything Sea Kayaking: 6:30-8:30

p.m., Tuesday, April 17, high school, Room C16, instructor Bob Kinderman. Fee: money made donated to high school Rachel's Challenge Fund. Bob is back with tales to tell! Join his introduction to everything about sea kayaking: equipment, techniques, trips and staying alive. Kinderman, a trusty kayaker of 40 years, has enjoyed both whitewater and seakayaking adventures. This dynamic educator also served in the capacity of a 10-year guide and has open-water raced. Join us for stories and insights into this challenging sport. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 12. Basket – picnic: 6-10 p.m., Thursday, April 26, high school art, Room B99, instructor Roxanne Melton. Bring to class: Dishpan, flexible tape measure, scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife, old towel; materials fee payable to instructor. You'll want to offer more picnic lunches to freshen up your spring season. This easy, lidded basket also works great to tote fragile items to the cabin. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 18. Sew an Apron: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 8, middle school FACE room, instructor Deb Meyer. Bring to class: 1.5 yards of scrap fabric, one spool of thread (any color), and scissors. Your own sewing machines are welcome (optional), in good working condition along with bobbins and oper-

ating manuals. Invite a friend; join this sewing party! Aprons are popular and a great way to learn/practice how to sew. Become comfortable operating a sewing machine (on our machines or yours) and practicing seams and hems. Day 1: Plan yardage and learn type of fabric needed. Shop for your material between classes then construct it on Day 2. You'll have your very own apron finished before you leave. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Mosaic Sampler – stepping stone or gazing ball: 6-9 p.m., two Thursdays, May 3 and 10, high school agriculture room, C60, instructor Peggy Ingles. Bring to first class: material fee payable to instructor and bowling ball, if choosing to make gazing ball. Second class bring cutup terry towels, small container with lid, and messy clothes. Add sparkle and whimsy to your yard or garden. Mosaic is easy and fun for the beginning artist. Mosaic glass is cut and ready week one. A variety of sizes and shapes of parring stones available or bring your own bowling ball. Grout and protect it week two for yard art that will amaze your friends and family. Choose from patterns or bring your own, handprints (pet or children's) make forever treasures. Specify steppingstone or gazing ball on registration form. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 18. — from SACE

Area Writer’s corner

A Time for Renewal

by Sylvia Oberle Spring is a good time to try something new. All around it’s happening: new leaves, new grass, a new season for bugs, butterflies and especially the birds. It seemed the birds came back riding those warm south winds this summerlike season. I’ve always liked watching birds. So I’ve decided birding will be my new quest. And it will fit in my plan to help others hike the Ice Age Trail. I’ll just add some binoculars to my gear. And perhaps I’ll join some of the many “birder” trips offered. Nearly every year, some of the first birds I see are those starlings with the yellow bills. They’re picking at the tiny granite stones in my driveway. I took out my new bird book and read some details. I was surprised to find the starling changes its yellow beak to gray in the fall. No wonder, I did not recognize them in the fall! Starlings have never been deemed the most lovable, and many birds can change their feathers, but isn’t it great to be able to change a beak color? They deserve lots of credit for creativity. When I first became interested in birds, my husband laughed at me. He teased and envisioned me in jungle hat, shorts and field glasses. It didn’t take too long and he was interested, too. A friend from town put up bluebird houses along our line fence. Gene came home one night and said, “We have bluebirds! But it turned out they had dark-blue wings and white-gray breasts. Tree swallows! We liked them just as well because they ate mosquitoes.

A picture I took of the white robin in my neighbor’s old mailbox. — Photo by Sylvia Oberle

One year, we had a leading ornithologist who lived near, and when they were doing some nest counting I volunteered. The report was very scientific, and I was proud to report an albino robin nesting in my neighbor’s old mailbox. It was neat to observe, and I wanted the babies to be albino too, but they weren’t. Another time, a friend told me to hang an orange on the tree on May 1 and you will attract a Baltimore oriole. I did. That very day, an oriole appeared. It was like magic. I hear grape jelly is a favorite food for orioles, too. I’ll try that this year. When you start a new quest, you usually have to make some preparations. So I’ve gone to the DNR office and picked up three booklets: WI Birding Central Sands Region, Southern Savanna Region and Lake Michigan Region. I’ve only started my reading, and it looks like a whole new education coming up. I feel new and excited. A new endeavor. Another adventure ahead for me in the great Wisconsin outdoors. But indoors or outdoors, it’s spring. It’s time to try something new.

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Easter is over. It seems to come and go so fast. I hope you all had a good holiday and things are back to normal. Our sympathy to the family of Lois (Erickson) Odden, 94, Cumberland. She had been a resident at the extended care unit in Cumberland for a few years. She had been alert until a few days before her death. Lois was a nurse, a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth and worked at Cumberland after her training. She was the wife of my brother, Lester, who preceded her in death. They raised four girls (all nurses) and two boys from Alaska. She was an active girl and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 10, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Cumberland. Peder Pederson was an Easter dinner guest on Sunday with a friend in Trego after attending church in Spooner. Cheri and Steve Minot had all their children home for Easter dinner. Lillian Ullom enjoyed lunch with Mark and Judy Sunday noon and joined son David and Sherry to dinner with Ione and Ralph Jerry of Barronett for supper. All of Mavis and Roger Flach’s family, Wayne and Kim and kids, Brad and Kelly Flach, and Hailey and Steve and Jody, Maddy and Blake, were home for dinner on Sunday. John and Mary Marschall and family had dinner Saturday evening with Marion Furchtenicht and all of her family attending. That’s got to be a big group.

On Sunday, John and Mary, Brady and Ashley and Brian and Jade spent Easter with Wealthy Marschall in Amery. Saturday morning visitors at Helen V. Pederson’s were Tim and Sue Pederson of Amherst, Megan and Dustin and Corey and Stephanie of Eau Claire. They all returned home Sunday afternoon as they had to work on Monday. Saturday afternoon, Jeff Pederson and sons, Nick and friend Therese, Brent and friend Nicole and Aaron, all stopped to see Helen V. at Glenview. Jeff took his mom, Helen V., to Salem for Easter services and brunch after. Tim and Sue joined them there. Sunday afternoon, Jeff, Aaron and Helen went to Solon Springs for a dinner with Sue and Larry Winner and Sue’s son, Christopher, of Superior. Tim and Sue had dinner at Warren Quam’s. Arlys Santiago joined Karen Olson at dinner at her home along with Bradley Semm, Chuck and Heidi Hile, Logan and Olivia of Haugen. Sunday evening, Arlys Santiago, Amy Monson, Pete and Karen Quam, and Tony Gulan all enjoyed dinner at Jan Ogden and Lee Prill’s home. The Easter Bunny must have been busy Sunday delivering treats to all the tenants here. It was appreciated, thanks to you all. The right angle for approaching a problem is the “try-angle.” Have a good week. Pray for rain.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Virginia Denotter, who died suddenly early Thursday morning. She was 79. Hank and Karen Mangelsen went out to eat with April, Dave, Patty and Mandy Close, and Larry, Jake, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen Monday night to celebrate April’s birthday. Visitors of Donna and Gerry Hines at various times during the week were Brian Hines, Brenda Sweet, Lida Nordquist, Marlene Swearingen and Don and Lois Sass. Friday visitors of Karen and Hank Mangelsen were Ryan Hanna and Brea Williamson. Lida Nordquist and Karen Mangelsen visited Mary Dunn Saturday afternoon. Weekend guests of Kay and Jack Krentz were Lisa, John and Johnny Unertl and Sue

Ackerman. Marian Brincken and Joel Krentz were also there on Sunday for Easter dinner. Hank and Karen Mangelsen and Mandy, Patty, Dave and April Close celebrated Easter with Grace, Hannah, Holly and Jake Mangelsen at their home Sunday. Joleen, Richard, Rick, Angie, Robb and Randi Funk, Jan, Jim, Caleb and Hannah Schott and Gerry and Donna Hines were supper guests of Lida Nordquist on Easter Sunday. Clam River Tuesday Club met April 4 at the home of Trudy DeLawyer. The next meeting will be May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Kris Fjelstad.

Dewey-LaFollette by Karen Mangelsen


Sarona by Marian Furchtenicht

It is April already and so far only one April shower. Monday, April 2, there was loud thunder, lightning but only about twotenths inch of rain fell here. A couple of times since, there has only been a sprinkle. Fire danger in the area is very high, so be very careful. Except for the jelly bean and ham overload, it was a beautiful Easter weekend for egg hunts and traveling for family get-togethers and church events. Last Tuesday, there were 69 voters at the Sarona polls with Alicia Miller, Kelly Stoner, Melissa Kuhnly, Mary Berman, Gloria Frey and myself on the election board. My snowbird neighbors, Al and Jolene Loew, pulled in Thursday night after spending the past three months at their time-share in Florida. Haven’t talked to them yet. I haven’t seen any field activity in our area yet. Daughter Cindy said on the way up from Illinois they saw some farmers out planting. Son Roger said he planned to start seeding on Monday. Craig Furchtenicht and Sarah Jamme’s volleyball team placed first in the Rice Lake City Tourney League. Good going. Jessie Furchtenicht hosted a brunch and baby shower at her house on Saturday for Hannah Gronning Studt. Easter Sunday dinner at Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht’s were their boys and families, her folks Ralph and Arlene Van Meter, Tooker and Sue Weathers, Tom and Bethany Lempola and boys from Lakeville, Minn., Kyle and Mary Gustafson and family from Onalaska, and Julia and John Murphy, Eau Claire. The kids enjoyed an egg hunt, a piñata and were outdoors flying kites. I had 25 family members in for an Easter get-together Saturday evening, including brother Don and Shirley Shoquist, Spooner, and my daughter Cindy Wilkans and Dan Brabic of Fox River, Ill., and grandson Duane Swanson and Kasey Skarr of Menomonie, who spent the weekend. Daughter Cindy and Dan got here late Friday evening. They were delayed, as they were about 10 cars behind the tragic accident at CTH V in Haugen. They watched the helicopter land, all the emergency vehicles and were later detoured to Hwy. SS. Our prayers and sympathy to those involved. I went to Cindy and Roger Furchtenicht’s for Sunday night supper. I got to enjoy 3year-old twins, Autumn and Alexis, as they enjoyed their Easter stuff. They had an egg hunt.

Got to see and visit with Gene Hendricksons who stopped by at Roger’s. He had been at Jo and Jon Lechnir’s for dinner with their family. This week a happy birthday is wished for Amelia Zaloudek, her 94th; Connie Foote, Max and Melanie Bryan and Samantha Mechtel, April 12; Eunice Granzin, Rebecca Gallo, Felicia Pokorny, Vicki Halverson and Wayne Wilkans, April 13; April Richter, Liz Gargulak and Terry Magnus, April 14; Dan Thompson, David Irvine, Greg Thompson and Cassidy Quinton, April 15; Craig Furchtenicht, Bernice Morgan, Liz Nelson, Nathaniel Wingler, Marie Albertson, Ron Duch and Kim Crosby, April 16; Chuck Mortensen, April 17; Donna Ness, Tim Cusick and Charlotte Odden, April 18. Anniversary wishes to Mark and Julie Sauer, April 12; Art and Lenore Swan, April 15; and Bill and Delores Twining, April 16. Mavis Schlapper’s daughter, Karen Kline, Stevens Point, and her son Shane and friend Michelle and 8-month-old daughter from Sparta spent Saturday and overnight at Mavis’. Sunday they went to Pam Cernocky’s in Elk Mound, joining Wayne Schlapper of Stevens Point, Pam’s daughter Lea and mother-in-law Helen for dinner together. Several Big Ripley neighbors got together Saturday to do the final planning for the sixth-annual B.R. Trekkers Relay for Life team fundraiser to support the American Cancer Society. The event, with silent and live auctions and paddle/bucket raffles and food, will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 4-7 p.m., at the Getaway on CTH D in Sarona. It should be a good time for all. Be sure to join the fun. Monday morning, my brother Don, wife Shirley Shoquist, Spooner, sister Nell Lee, Stanberry, and I went to the funeral of our cousin, 82-year-old Shirley O’Hara, held at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior where she was a greeter. It was nice to see former Sarona, Shell Lake and Spooner priest Father Ricci as the celebrant. Sympathy to the family of Gust Raab, 85, Rice Lake, whose visitation and funeral was held at First Methodist in Rice Lake on Saturday. I attended the visitation and I saw John Roeser there. Russ Furchtenicht attended the funeral. Gust was a great guy and well-known, as he owned the Haugen Feed Mill.

We’ve had a wonderful week here in Barronett, even though the weather left a lot to be desired. Lots of family get-togethers going on, and lots of kids home from college for the weekend. Marilyn and Leonard Lang had a family gathering on Saturday at their home. Michael Forster was home for a visit. Art, Jesse and Curt Adams and families, all got together at Jesse and Rachel’s house. The Lehmann family went to Debbie and Craig’s for their annual Easter egg hunt. Rick and Robin Theese spent the day with Heather Carlson and the grandkids. Duane and I had a house full here on Sunday afternoon. Barronett Lutheran was nearly filled to capacity on Easter morning. The Spirit Connection served an outstanding breakfast, and we all sat around gabbing with our friends before the worship service. Duane and I were signed up to usher, but I brought little Tru to church with us, so Duane drafted Leroy Orth to fill in for me. Tru’s really a good little girl, but it’s pretty hard to keep an eye on her and usher at the same time. Actually, there were quite a few little kids in church this Sunday. The little girls looked so sweet in their pretty new Easter dresses, and most of the little boys were wearing suits and ties. It would be so nice if we would see them every Sunday morning. Rob and Bern Taylor had their little granddaughter, Audrey, with them, and I had a chance to hold her for a couple of minutes. Babies are so precious. And, speaking of precious little babies, here’s the scoop on Joey and Leanne Reichoff’s new little one. Her name is Mischa Rae, and she was born on Saturday, March 24. I stopped by there one day this past week when I saw Joey and Oskar outside cleaning the yard, but Leanne and Mischa were out walking, so I still haven’t met Mischa. Oskar,

who is 20 months old, seems to be very happy to be a “big” brother. Lynn Thon and I went to Cornell on Saturday afternoon for Austin Copas’ 10th birthday. We had fun visiting with the family and helping the kids color Easter eggs. Austin is the oldest of five kids, the youngest is about a year old, so, in addition to being fun, it was pretty messy. They were very proud of their beautiful creations anyway. They even insisted on making a couple just for Lynn and me. By the time I got back to Barronett, about 9 p.m., I was pretty tired, and I had a lot to do to get ready for Easter the next day. Luckily Robin and Rick Theese were here visiting with Duane, and they stayed to help me color eggs. Rick thought they should all be Farmall red. Imagine that. Kandice Bonander had a birthday the day after Easter, and she reminded me at least 20 times (I’m not exaggerating) in the past month that she wanted me to bake her a chocolate cake. I did, and sent it home with her when she and Garett Thon came for Easter dinner. I hope they enjoyed it and that she had a very happy birthday. Sharon Herman gave us a loaf of Italian Easter bread. I can’t remember what she called it, but it was sweet and filled with fresh ricotta cheese and raisins. It was delicious. She said that she only makes it once a year, but this year it was better than ever because Dale, one of her friends, brought the fresh ricotta from New York. Duane and I treated ourselves to supper at Bistro 63 after Good Friday service. What can I say about the Bistro that you don’t already know? We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I guess that’s about it from Barronett this week. Hope you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. See you next time.

Barronett by Judy Pieper


Can you share some time?

by Diane Dryden WASHBURN COUNTY - Ask anybody, including students of all ages, if they have any extra time in their day for yet another project and you can guess their answer. We all lead hectic lives overflowing with filling not only our needs, but the needs of others. In all this chaos there are still those, though, that have a bit of time here and there that they can invest in others. Unfortunately, most of us won’t appreciate those who volunteer to help those in care facilities until we, ourselves, are old and in a facility, and then it will be too late to turn back the hands of time to volunteer. This April 15-21 is the week our nation celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week, and it’s easy to become a part of these people that take a bit of time to share their lives with others. Brenda Deli, pronounced Daily, from the Care Partners/Country Terrace Assisted Living for Seniors in Spooner, was a social worker for 30 years, then a care advocate and has been the director of the two privately owned assisted living facilities in Spooner for almost three years. She not only has a large heart for our senior population, but she wants others who share her passion with her. “We’re looking for volunteers to share who they are with our residents. We do not set any hours or determine what individual volunteers need to do. There’s always housekeeping for those who like service projects like window washing or gardening or folding laundry, and there is a need for people to come in to just visit or to play games or cards with our residents. We have one man here who adores playing Cribbage and there is no one who wants to play ... ever.” Deli says it would be good if those who play music come or those who like to bring in their pets or just drink coffee and chat - even those who like to fish and

Brenda Deli, director of both Care Partners and the Country Terrace Assisted Living for Seniors facilities on Hill Drive in Spooner, invites you to a volunteer event on Thursday, April 19, during the National Volunteer Appreciation Week. - Photo by Diane Dryden

would like to take a resident to the public dock and “wet a line” with them. “All anyone has to do is come to the Country Terrace building of the two-building complex where my office is at N4810 Hill Drive, which is directly west of the State Patrol buildings, and stop by my office and ask what needs to be done,” she says. “There are always people who just need a bit of company, and what

a wonderful opportunity this is for kids to visit and learn how life used to be ‘back when.’ What we’re especially looking for are organizations that would like to send volunteers to help. We no longer are able to have an activities director, so we’re on our own to be clever and entertaining.” Because one of the focuses during volunteer week is recruiting organizations to help, Country Terrace is hosting an evening on Thursday, April 19, for community organizations to come, bringing their own tables and literature, to set up. They’re serving snacks during their 7-9 p.m. time slot and this would be a good time to come out to see what other organizations have to offer. “It’s our first effort to reach out to the community like this, and we hope it’s successful,” Deli noted. “What we want people to feel is that our residents are community people too, and technically, neighbors. I’m convinced that volunteering changes lives and I want to extend this opportunity to get to know our 33 residents and their birds or cats. It will be a time of growing for all of us. And while you’re at it, we’d like to encourage everyone to be just a little nicer to those you come in contact with by smiling, or giving a quick compliment to complete strangers. There are a hundred ways of interacting with neighbors that range from walking their dog to giving a ride to the store or even paying forward for someone else’s meal at a restaurant.” If you’d like to contact Deli for any reason, her cell phone is 715-520-7434 and she would love to hear from you about any of your concerns because she truly cares about people, all people – residents, volunteers and all the strangers she smiles at everywhere she goes.

Students participate in solo and ensemble festival

PRAIRIE FARM — High school band, choir and piano students from Shell Lake participated at the 2012 Solo and Ensemble Festival on Thursday, March 29, Prairie Farm High School. The Jazz and Piano Festival was held at Cameron High School on Tuesday, March 20. Students prepared pieces for the festival in three classes: A, B and C, with class A being the most difficult. After performing for a judge, students receive ratings of I through V. A rating of I is considered excellent, II is very good, III is good, IV is fair and V is poor. Band students of Aimee Pashby, choir students of Stephen Bulgrin and piano students of Jene Morey, Tam Smith and Pashby, worked for several weeks with piano accompanists Morey, Judy Chupp and Pashby to prepare for the events. Students had the option of performing solos or small ensembles. Shell Lake had 67 entries this year. Of those, 47 were awarded a first division rating, and 20 of them a second division rating.


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Band events: Tia Carlson, Sage Dunham, Brett Holman, Seth Quinton, Hannah Hodgett, Sage Alberts, Sam Muska, Beth Bulgrin, Nick Muska and Talon Pollei, percussion ensemble; Andrew Dahlstrom, baritone sax solo; Beth Bulgrin, bass clarinet solo; Tia Carlson, marimba solo; Sage Dunham, marimba solo; Lynsey Hagen, euphonium solo; Hannah Hodgett, trombone solo; Emilee Organ, flute solo; Sarah Shumaker, flute solo; Sabrina Skindzelewski, flute solo; Brett Holman, trumpet solo; Emma Gimse-White, French horn solo. Choir events: Tracy McMullin, alto solo; Emilee Organ, soprano solo; Katie Slater, alto solo; Jessica Irvine, soprano solo. Jazz/Piano Festival Events Students receiving I in Class B Emilee Organ, piano solo; Andrew Dahlstrom, piano solo. Students receiving II in Class A: Sarah Shumaker, piano solo. Students receiving I in Class A: Brett Holman, piano solo; Brett Holman and Andrew Dahlstrom, piano duet. Students receiving *I in Class A and will continue on to state: Band events: Brett Holman, Lynsey Hagen, Maddie Hodgett, Hannah Hodgett, Sage Alberts and Nick Muska, jazz combo; Dillon Hopke, Sarah Shumaker, Emma Gimse-White, Seth Quinton, Maddie Hodgett, Jessica Irvine, Katie Slater, Trevor Anderson, Andrew Dahlstrom, Wyatt Carlson, Sage Dunham, Emilee Organ, Isaac Cusick, Haleigh Rafalski, Brett Holman, Kellie Myers, John Lloyd, Lynsey Hagen, Casey Furchtenicht, Hannah Hodgett, Sage Alberts, Sam Muska, Dakota Robinson, Nick Muska and Beth Bulgrin, jazz ensemble. Choir events: Jessica Irvine, Beth Bulgrin, Emilee Organ, Sarah Shumaker, Gabe LaGarde, John Lloyd, Dillon Hopke and Isaac Cusick, vocal ensemble. Piano events: Seth Olson, piano solo; Sage Dunham, piano solo; Hannah Hodgett, piano solo. — from Shell Lake Schools Music Department

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Student receiving II Class C Band events: Katie Gronning, euphonium solo. Student receiving I in Class C Band events: Anthony Wey, clarinet solo. Students receiving II in Class B Band events: Renee Mikula, bass clarinet solo; Haleigh Rafalski, tuba solo; Beth Bulgrin and Hannah Hodgett, marimba solo; Sam Muska, snare solo; Casey Furchtenicht, trumpet solo. Choir events: Kelsey Egbert, alto solo; Trevor Anderson, baritone solo. Students receiving I in Class B Band events: Staci Zempel, Trevor Anderson, Jesi Sando and Chelsea Christensen, clarinet quartet; Seth Olson, trombone solo; Tracy McMullin and Mikayla Smith, flute duet; Renae Lloyd, flute solo; Chrystal Dvorak, alto sax solo; Isaac Cusick and Wyatt Carlson, trombone duet. Choir events: Danielle Allar, alto solo; Alecia Meister, alto solo. Students receiving II in Class A Band events: Talon Pollei, multiple percussion solo; April Richter, flute solo; Dani Kuechle, flute solo; Maddie Hodgett, alto sax solo; Andrew Dahlstrom, Maddie Hodgett, Katie Slater and Seth Quinton, sax quartet; Emma Bennis, flute solo; Taylor Bauch, trumpet solo. Choir events: Sam Muska, baritone solo; Jessica Irvine and Dillon Hopke, vocal duet; Sarah Shumaker and Beth Bulgrin, vocal duet; Amy Bouchard, Tia Carlson and Katie Slater, vocal trio. Students receiving I in Class A Band events: Sage Alberts and Brett Holman, snare drum duet; Amy Bouchard, trombone solo; Carley Myers and Jade LaFave, flute duet; Andrew Dahlstrom, alto sax solo; Brett Holman and Kellie Myers, trumpet duet; Seth Quinton, alto sax solo; Sabrina Skindzelewski, oboe solo; Katie Slater, tenor sax solo; Kayla Blazer, Jessica Irvine and Jill Butenhoff, clarinet trio. Choir events: Lashanda Mays, alto solo; Sarah Shumaker, soprano solo; Chrystal Dvorak, alto solo. Students receiving *I in Class A and will continue on to state:

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HAYWARD — Northwest Wisconsin educators convened Wednesday, March 28, to launch a new consortium of regional educators called Northwest Wisconsin Educators for Regional Development. Nine institutions in Northwest Wisconsin formed NorthWERD to respond to the needs of regional developers and students, as well as identify regional economic trends and opportunities for graduates as they choose a career path. Educators marked their commitment to support regional economic development in a signing event at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College. Guest speaker Linda Bartelt, executive director of the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance, welcomed NorthWERD and applauded its efforts to

collaborate with one another and area businesses. “I want to congratulate you on this ambitious plan and the goals you’ve set forth,” said Bartelt. Bob Meyer, NorthWERD chair and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College president, outlined the purpose and vision of NorthWERD before a crowd of educators and regional developers. “We want to make sure that our programming responds to your needs,” said Meyer. “That’s what we’re trying to accomplish here – to allow the educational community to work closely in support of economic development and regional development.”— from NorthWERD

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Virginia “Ginny” Denotter

Virginia “Ginny” L. Denotter, 79, Webster, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Vernon and Dorothy (Browell) Hertel. At a young age, Ginny’s parents moved the family to Northwest Wisconsin. They spent time living on the Browell family farm in River Falls, and they spent their summers on Big Sand Lake near Hertel helping Vernon’s mother operate the Woodland Lodge. In 1944, Ginny’s parents bought the drugstore in Siren, and from that point on Ginny resided in the Siren-Hertel communities. She was married in Pine City, Minn., on May 31, 1952, to Wendell Denotter who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2003. Ginny was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Dennis and Daniel. Ginny and Wendell raised eight children. As an adult, she went to school at WITC-Rice Lake, received her associate’s degree in accounting and later received her education in real estate. When she was not busy with her children and the family farm, she sold Avon and Tup-

perware. Ginny also worked at the post office in Hertel until that office was closed and volunteered at the polling center on election days. Ginny loved social and family gatherings, traveling and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by daughters Janice Denotter, Webster, Wendy Denotter, Spooner, Jolene Denotter, Webster, and Gayle (Rick) Atkinson, Hertel; sons Dale (Angie) Denotter, Clayton, and Wendell Denotter Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren Tammy (Brad) Kerr, Lindstrom, Minn., Lucas and Emma Denotter, Clayton, and Daniel and Sydney Atkinson, Shell Lake; greatgrandchildren Kimberly, Emily, Zoe Kerr, Lindstrom, Minn.; sister Georganne (Robert) Boyer, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother-in-law Bob Denotter, Webster; sister-inlaw Nona Linden, Superior; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake. Burial was in White Pine Cemetery, Hertel. Pallbearers were Lucas Denotter, Daniel Atkinson, A.J. Denotter, Austin Denotter, Shane Denotter and Billy Icard. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Cecelia “Lil” Olson, 88, Spooner, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Benedictine Living Community, Spooner. Lil was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Spooner, to Henry and Anna Vogel. Lil owned and operated Diamond Lil’s Bar for a number of years until retiring in 1999. Lil was an active member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. She was a member of the Lourdes group, helped with church functions in the kitchen, church festivals, bake sales, etc. She enjoyed knitting and embroidery in her free time. Lil was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Ludwig and Wallace Olson; her parents; sister Kate and Frank Means; brother-in-law Wayne Means; brother Chuck Vogel; stepchildren Ted Ludwig and June Vier; granddaughter Mary Beth Ludwig; great-grandsons

Shannon Sonergaard and Jason Peterson; great-granddaughter Brenda Rodriquez; and nephew David Means. Lil is survived by her daughters, Florence Peterson and Joann Montgomery; 16 grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister Fran Means; along with many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 10 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Father Ed Anderson as celebrant. Music was provided by the St. Francis choir and Sr. Dominica Effertz. Interment followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Spooner. Casket bearers were Chuck Vogel, Bill Vogel, William LaPage, Louis Villella, Jim Dahlgren, Steven Peterson and Gary Waite. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Robert Curtis Emerson, 97, Spooner, died April 5, 2012, at Spooner Health System Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Spooner, to Curtis and Lucretia Brown Emerson. Robert attended Spooner schools and graduated with the SHS Class of 1932 and went on to teachers college and the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Robert was a career teacher, having taught 41 years in Washburn and Burnett counties, from one-room schools to Spooner’s Hammill School from which he retired in 1976. He married Ernestine Hubin in 1936. She preceded

him in death in March 1999, after almost 63 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ernestine; brothers Claude Emerson and Jack Emerson; sister-in-law Florence Emerson; brothers-in-law Lorrin Hubin, Dale Hubin and Raymond Majeski. He is survived by daughter Diane Emerson Flanders (Stephen), Ashland; sons Lorrin “Larry” Emerson, Spooner, and Ernest Emerson (Mary), Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.; grandsons Lorrin Emerson (Sharon), Virginia Beach, Va., Rich Lee, Wausau, Howie Lee, Ashland, and Lucas Emerson of California; granddaughters Megan Gomez (Randy), San Pedro, Calif., and Rachael Emerson, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.; great-granddaughters Amanda Lee, Temecula, Calif., Hannah, Grace and Elsie Emerson, Virginia Beach, Va.; step-great-grandchildren Michael and Amanda Emerson; sister, Arlene Majeski, Shell Lake; sisters-in-law Roxanne Emerson, Spooner, Carol Hubin, Shell Lake, and Jean Hubin, Pueblo, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; and special cousin, Grace Plaster, Spooner; and special friend and companion Viola Carlson. Robert will be remembered for his love of teaching, playing piano, dancing, storytelling, fishing and hunt-

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ing, and going to auctions. After his retirement he also enjoyed casino gambling. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. A visitation/gathering will be held Friday, April 13, from 5-8 p.m., at the Taylor Family Funeral Home Spooner. Online condolences can be made at The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

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Pastor Jack Starr portrayed the role of Simon Peter in an Easter drama at Lakeview United Methodist Church in rural Shell Lake on Sunday, April 8. — Photo by Connie Quam

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Lake Park Alliance 53 3rd Ave., Shell Lake Pastor John Sahlstrom Lay Pastor Richard Peterson Youth leader Ryan Hunziker 715-468-2734 Worship Service: 10 a.m. Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades: Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Northwoods Baptist

W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 1 mile north of CTH B on U.S. 253 Pastor Adam Dunshee 715-468-2177 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday service: 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7 p.m.

Spooner Baptist

W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor Darrel Flaming 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 6:30 p.m.


St. Joseph's Catholic

100 N. Second St., Shell Lake Father Edwin Anderson Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m. Books and Coffee: Tues. 9 a.m.

St. Catherine's Catholic

CTH D, Sarona Father Edwin Anderson 715-468-7850 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis de Sales

409 N. Summit St., Spooner Father Edwin Anderson 715-635-3105 Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.

AREA CHURCHES Episcopal St. Alban's

Corner of Elm and Summit St., Spooner Father Bob Rodgers 715-635-8475 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Morning prayer: 8:15 a.m. Monday - Thursday

Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday School & Adult Education Classes: 9 a.m. Celebration worship 10 a.m.; KFC (Kids For Christ) during Service; UTurn Student Ministries 6 p.m.; Tuesdays: Compassion Connection (Men only) 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: Compassion Connection (Women only) 7 p.m.; Thurdays: Compassion Connection (Coed meetings) 7 p.m.;

Barronett Lutheran 776 Prospect Ave., Barronett Pastor Todd Ahneman 715-671-3197 (cell) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. The Spirit Connection Youth Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

(WELS) Hwy. 70 at Hwy. 53, Spooner Pastor Gene E. Jahnke 715-635-7672, Home: 715-354-7787 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Bible class: 10:45 a.m.

Faith Lutheran

(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship 8 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Praise and Worship 10:30 Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

312 Elm St., Spooner 715-635-3227 Rev. Jack Starr Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m.

Church of the Nazarene

Lakeview United Methodist Williams Road, Hertel 715-635-3227 Rev. Jack Starr Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.

Long Lake Lutheran Church

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Salem Lutheran, ELCA

803 Second St., Shell Lake 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem New hours starting Sunday, March 4, Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m..

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

20805 CTH H, Barronett 715-468-4403 Pastor Al Bedard Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Family Worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship follows worship Holy Communion first Sunday of the month Midweek Studies Tuesdays 2 & 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.


United Methodist

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School during worship time; Webcast

Sarona Methodist


Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Rev. David Frazer 715-635-3496 Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult, youth and children ministries: 6:30 p.m.


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner Senior Pastor Ronald W. Gormong; Assistant Pastor Chopper Brown 715-635-2768 Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School and ABFs: 10:30 a.m.; nursery provided; Celebrate Recovery, now every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Team Kid ages 4 yrs. - 6th grade Wednesday 6:30 p.m.


Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 www.cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Team Kid 4 years-6th grade 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday worship 9 a.m.

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Washburn County Court news

Bonnie W. Albrecht, Stillwater, Joan A. Anderson, Frederic, failMichael L. Barringer, Rice, Minn., speeding, $200.50. ure to stop at stop sign, $175.30. Minn., speeding, $175.30. VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT - SPRING ELECTION City of Shell Lake, Washburn County

Town of Bashaw, Washburn County

Town of Roosevelt, Burnett County

Town of Barronett, Washburn County

Town of Sarona, Washburn County

Town of Dewey, Burnett County

Scott D. Allain, Columbus, failure to validate or attach deer carcass tag, $263.00. Archie L. Allen, Birchwood, failure to yield right of way from parked position, $175.30. Jamie L. Berg, Solon Springs, speeding, $200.50.

Patrick M. Blackaller, Birchwood, seat belt violation, $10.00. Mitchell R. Bray, Spooner, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Gary L. Carlson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., raw forest products overweight violation, $592.54.


Town of Beaver Brook, Washburn County Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office, complete a written application and vote an absentee ballot. Bradley Pederson, City Administrator, Shell Lake Shell Lake City Hall P.O. Box 520 Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-7679- Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Washburn County Forestry Department will be accepting bids for a new 80-90 h.p. compact track loader. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012. Bid information is available at Washburn County Forestry, 557495 33-34r 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Spooner, WI 54801

STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Dewey, Burnett County

Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. stats., the Town of Dewey assessment roll for the year 2012 assessment will be open for examination on the 3rd day of May, 2012, at the town hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. Notice is hereby given this 8th day of April 2012. Pam Brown, Clerk 557690 34r WNAXLP

Patricia Parker, Clerk, Barronett N602 Lehman Lake Road Barronett, WI 54813-0007 715-468-2846 - By Appointment

Victoria Lombard, Clerk, Sarona W6172 Little Keg Road Sarona, WI 54870-9718 715-469-3645 - By Appointment

Nancy Erickson, Clerk, Beaver Brook W5177 Hwy. 70 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-2726 - By Appointment

Lesa Dahlstrom, Clerk, Bashaw W8885 County Hwy. B Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-7438 - By Appointment

Patricia Hayden, Clerk, Roosevelt 2997 Cty. Rd. EE Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-2468 - By Appointment

Pam Brown, Clerk, Dewey 1148 Swiss Chalet Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 715-468-1207 - By Appointment

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The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Military electors should contact the municipal clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot. The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Monday, April 23, 2012. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the Board of Canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday following the election.


The committee to appoint members to the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College District Board will hold a second public hearing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, to review the following candidate’s application submitted for consideration for the Employer member position, representing Region 6 – St. Croix County (3-year term). The candidate must be present and must provide two written references before being interviewed to qualify for appointment to the Board. Maurice Veilleux 310 Arlene Ct. New Richmond, WI 54017 Telephone conferencing technology will be utilized by committee members during this meeting at the following locations: WITC-Ashland Campus, 2100 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806; WITCNew Richmond Campus, 1019 S. Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017; WITC-Rice Lake, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868; WITC-Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871; WITC-Superior Campus, 600 North 21st Street, Superior, WI 54880; and the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, WI 54016. AGENDA Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT HEARING/COMMITTEE MEETING Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3 p.m. Note: Telephone technology will be utilized for this meeting at the following locations, where the committee members (and the public) are able to participate: WITC-Ashland Campus 2100 Beaser Avenue Ashland, WI 54806

WITC-New Richmond Campus 1019 S. Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017

WITC-Rice Lake Campus 1900 College Drive Rice Lake, WI 54868

WITC-Administrative Office 505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871

WITC-Superior Campus 600 North 21st Street Superior, WI 54880

St. Croix County Government Center 1101 Carmichael Rd. Hudson, WI 54016


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Public Hearing 1. Call Public Hearing to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Establishment of Quorum 4. Determination of Compliance with Open Meetings Law and Statutory Notices 5. Determination of Name and Qualifications of the Candidate 6. Interview Candidate 7. Testimony from the Public Regarding Candidate 8. Close of Public Hearing Appointment Committee Meeting 1. Call Public Meeting to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Establishment of a Quorum 4. Determination of Compliance with Open Meetings Law and Statutory Notices 5. Purpose of Meeting and Explanation of Statutes Governing District Board Appointments 6. Review the Plan of Representation 7. The committee may go into closed session, in accordance with State Statutes §19.85 (1)(f), for the purpose of consideration of financial, medical, social or personal histories information of the candidate 8. Reconvene Public Meeting 9. Appointment of District Board Member 10. Adjournment of Public Meeting Note: President Meyer will be available during the meeting to answer any questions.

The City of Shell Lake is seeking bids for pump replacement and related parts and services of Well #1. Project specifications are available at the City Administrator’s office. Sealed bids must be submitted to the City of Shell Lake, 501 First Street, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 1:30 p.m., Tues., April 24, 2012. For further information, contact Public Works Director Jeff Parker at 715-468-7873 or e-mail The City of Shell Lake reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or to select the bid most advantageous to the City. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 557978 34-35r WNAXLP


Washburn County is seeking bids for abstracting parcels of land with 2009 taxes due, as part of the Tax Deed Procedure. There are approximately 350 parcels. The bid specs can be picked up in the County Treasurer’s Office. Sealed Bids must be received in the County Treasurer’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. April 30, 2012. Washburn County reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. 557997 34-36r

Michael A. Charland, Weehawken, N.J., speeding, $175.30. Rourke B. Conners, Sarona, dog running at large, $154.50. Shawn M. Dezek, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. John P. Drawbert, Fall Creek, defective speedometer, $225.70. Andrew J. Ferguson, Radisson, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.00. Scott A. Fogelberg, Shell Lake, unlicensed dog, dog at large, fail to vaccinate dog, $169.00. Andrew P. Frey, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Sebrina M. Garcia, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Kristina I. Halk, Gordon, operating while suspended, $200.50. Kevin L. Heinz, Hayward, seat belt violation, $18.00. Matthew A. Holter, Danbury, seat belt violation, $18.00. Carrie J. Hover, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Virgil P.S. Jarboe, Minong, unlawful phone use, harassment, $127.50.

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Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Dewey, Burnett County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on May 14, 2012, from 9 a.m., at Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. No person will be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property. 2. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the Board. 3. The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the Board of Review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the Board of Review within the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The Board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the Board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the Board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the Board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the Board. 5. When appearing before the Board of Review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. 6. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s.73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Dewey has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court.* The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35 (1), Wis. stats. 7. The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone. 8. No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board of Review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. Notices is hereby given this 8th day of April, 2012. Pam Brown, Clerk 557687 34r WNAXLP

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(Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the action of AgStar Financial Services, FLCA vs. Vilas R. Allaback, et al, Washburn County Case No. 11CV119, I will sell at public auction at the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wis., on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the following described premises, located in Washburn County, Wisconsin: The SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 28, Township 40 North, Range 10 West, Town of Bass Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin, except the Easterly 996 feet thereof. Also including a 2001 Skyline Lexington Serial No. D6300811NAB, affixed to and part of the real property. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W1596 County Hwy. E, Springbrook, WI 54875. Notice is further given that the successful purchaser will be responsible for the lien of real estate taxes, for the municipal charges, if any, the Wisconsin real estate transfer fee, and is responsible for obtaining possession of the property, which is sold “as is.” TERMS OF SALE: Cash with 10% to be paid at time of sale. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County, Wisconsin James Flory Wiley Law, S.C. P.O. Box 629 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0629 Phone: 715-835-6171

Jacqueline J. Wright, Wyoming, Aaron J. Zehm, Spooner, operBrittany A. Gillis, Kenosha, disAnita M. Sorensen, Duluth, Richard A. Ziegler, New RichMinn., speeding, $200.50. ating while suspended, $200.50. orderly conduct or obstructing an of- mond, speeding, $175.30. Minn., speeding, $175.30. ficer, $299.00. Thomas J. Torgerson, Rice See Court news, page 28 Lake, underage drinking, $389.50, alcohol assessment. NOTICE Aric P. Volz, Minong, OWI, FIRST AND SECOND WARD VACANCIES $691.50, license revoked six CITY OF SHELL LAKE The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, months, , alcohol assessment. April 24, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, Anyone interested in filling vacancies on the Shell Lake City Jeffrey S. Warshaw, Min110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Council for both the First and Second Wards until April 16, netonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. 2013, are asked to submit their name and qualifcations to City Administrator Brad Pederson, City Hall, 501 First Street, Gary A. Webster, Maplewood, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 4 p.m., Monday, April Minn., failure to notify police of acci16, 2012. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and First dent, $263.50.


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(April 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Linda L. Hove Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 12 PR 11 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth Nov. 13, 1956, and date of death Jan. 20, 2012, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W1754 Larson Rd., Hayward, WI 54843. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is June 27, 2012. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington Circuit Court Judge March 27, 2012. Kathryn zumBrunnen Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar No. 1016913

(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY JOHNSON BANK Plaintiff vs. JOHN A. JOHNSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 121 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on December 1, 2011, in the amount of $92,820.73, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: June 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, Section 27, Township 39 North, Range 13 West, Town of Evergreen, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N5464 Greenfield Road, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-020-2-39-1327-3 02-000-001000. Dated this 21st day of March, 2012. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Russell J. Karnes State Bar #1054982 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 285587

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Roger T. Klimek, Chippewa Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00; twice. Nichole L. Klobertanz, Rice Lake, adult contribute to underage alcohol use, $263.50. Darryl C. Lenhard, Medford, intrastate hours of service, $263.50. Joshua M. Loew, Bloomer, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Gerald J. Malloy, Brookfield, speeding, $175.30. Matthew A. Holter, DBA Chain of Lakes Landscaping, Danbury, vehicle equipment violations, Group 3, $175.30. William P. McIntire, Clear Lake, speeding, $250.00. James W. Moravec, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $250.00. Justin A. Mullen, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Scott L. Olson, Spooner, operating motor vehicle with inadequate or defective brakes, $175.30. Gregory J. Olson, Maple Grove, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Judi L. Ruppel, Whitefish Bay, speeding, $200.50. Scott M. Scafidi, Mundelein, Ill., speeding, $175.30. Dustin D. Scheil, Birchwood, ATV intoxicated operation, $452.50. John R. Schmidt, Round Lake, Ill., operating with PAC >=0.08 <0.15, $691.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. William C. Schuessler, Hopkins, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Mark A. Schuett, Kildeer, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Allen R. Siedow, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Shawna M. Siemen, North Freedom, speeding, $200.50. Bailee R. Small, Birchwood, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Dustin D. Soloner, Rice Lake, drink open intoxicants in motor vehicle, passenger, $200.50; underage drinking, $263.50.


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WASHBURN COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, SPOONER, WISCONSIN Official Notice to Contractors Sealed proposals for materials and services described herein will be received until 2 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2012, by the Washburn County Highway Dept., Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #12-12E Attachments for Two Tandem-Axle Trucks PROPOSAL CONTRACT #13-12E One All-Wheel-Drive Grader (trade options #21 & #26) PROPOSAL CONTRACT #14-12M 4,000-Gallon Emulsion Oil Storage Tank (new) Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Dept., phone 715-635-4480, fax 715-635-4485. Each Proposal must be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, bank’s draft, or postal money order made payable to the Washburn County Highway Department in the amount of 5 percent (5%) of the total amount bid. Certified checks shall be drawn on the account of the bidder submitting the Proposal. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities, and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Jon Johnson, Commissioner Washburn County Highway Dept. 557441 33-34r WNAXLP


Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held April 24, 2012, at 4 p.m., in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BIRCHWOOD Township: John Connolly, Stone Lake, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 14.1 acres: Map# B1 659/Record ID#: 5584 - 14.1 acres: Part of Govt. Lot 4 Section 2-38-10 Town of Birchwood, 14.1 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1, to make lake lots. SARONA Township: Russel Furchtenicht, Sarona, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 20 acres: Map# SA 282A/Record ID#: 34379 - 20 acres W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16-37-12, 4 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 2, to sell 4 acres. LONG LAKE Township: David Bangsberg Trust, Portland, Oregon. A request to rezone. Map#: LL 1168/Record ID#: 17484 - Woodland Park Lot 11 Block 1 and Lot 12 Block 1, Section 23-37-11, Town of Long Lake, to rezone from Residential to Residential Recreational 1 to be able to rent house for short-term use. LONG LAKE Township: Michael & Patricia Gibbs, Blacklick, Ohio. A request to rezone property. Map#: LL 1092/Record ID#: 17377 - Little Bear Add Lot 17 Block 1, Section 22-37-11, Town of Long Lake, to rezone from Residential to Residential Recreational 1 to be able to rent house for short-term use.


Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. The public hearing will be held April 24, 2012, immediately following the rezoning requests, in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. LONG LAKE Township: David Bangsberg Trust, Portland, Oregon. Map#: LL 1168/Record ID#: 17484 - Woodland Park Lot 11 Block 1 and Lot 12 Block 1, Section 23-37-11, Town of Long Lake, requesting a conditional use permit to be able to rent house for short-term use. LONG LAKE Township: Michael & Patricia Gibbs, Blacklick, Ohio. Map#: LL 1092/Record ID#: 17377 - Little Bear Add Lot 17 Block 1, Section 22-37-11, Town of Long Lake, requesting to have a conditional use permit to be able to rent house for short-term use. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is hear the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 557312 33-34r WNAXLP

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHELL LAKE - REGULAR BOARD MEETING MARCH 19, 2012 President Jeri Bitney called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Roll call found these board members present: Jeri Bitney, Mary Ann Swan, Stu Olson, Linda Nielsen, Tim Mikula. Absent were Phil Holman and Wendy Muska. Also present: Jim Connell, Kim Osterhues, Don Peterson, Phyllis Bergeron, Boyd Anderson, Steve Zelinski, Kelly Schmidt, Amy Skattebo, Sage Dunham, Tim Ullom, Darin Pollei, Robyn Pollei, Joe Johnson, Susan Berlin, Sarah Johnson, Steve Bulgrin, Aimee Pashby, Jan Todd, Audrey Kevan, Al Nauertz, Eric Teska, Kelly Lehnert, Lori HansonHungerbuhler, Walt Hungerbuhler and Tom Sauve. Public comments – Al Nauertz spoke on behalf of jr. & high school teachers. The teachers would like to meet with the board and are working on a printed agenda to meet with them. The Student Council report was done by Sage Dunham. The Student Council has helped out with several activities including the Words Hurt Program and also the Relay for Life hat day. HeMan volleyball will take place on March 23 and will be a kickoff for a military CARE package drive to ship overseas. Mrs. Nielsen moved to accept consent agenda items a-c, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Administrative reports Kim Osterhues • Parent Teacher Conferences were well-attended in February. Don Peterson • Wall of Tolerance assembly held on Thursday, March 15, was highly praised and was said to have had an impact on the students. Jim Connell • Pep Grant information was shared. Flooring is in the weight room and some fitness equipment has come in. • Summer School is in need of more licensed teachers. This year’s schedule will be five weeks instead of four weeks as in previous years. • 21st-century grant has been applied for. • The Message Sign is due to be up and running by graduation. Unfinished business Mrs. Nielsen moved to award the contract for the Primary roof project to SBI Sportsmen Builders with a bid of $40,950, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. There was one opposed vote. Mr. Mikula moved to award the contract to Erickson Excavating for the Primary bus lanes with a bid of $70,583.60, and to contract with MSA for construction management for $5,700, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. Don Peterson spoke about the continuation of alternative programming. A meeting with the Washburn County program will be held and decisions will be made regarding the future of alternative programming. Tim Ullom gave an update on the Focus on Energy audit, which has been done at the Primary School which determines how energy efficient the school is. A heating audit will also be done in the near future. Tim Ullom reported on the remodeling of the Primary School as to what has been done to this point and what will be done this summer. Plans are to have everything completed by end of July. Mr. Connell discussed the Handbook Transition committee. Mrs. Swan suggested staff members be asked via e-mail, with a

time line, for any suggestions, comments or questions they have in regard to the handbook. The Transition Committee will be meeting in June. Mrs. Nielsen moved to adopt Policy 345.62, Graduation Exercises, as amended on March 19, 2012, and delete Policy 345.62, Graduation Exercises dated 04-21-08, seconded by Mrs. Swan. The motion carried. Mrs. Swan moved to adopt Policy 363, Technology Acceptable Use, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mrs. Swan moved to adopt Policy 443.5, Mobile Phones and Personal Electronic Devices as amended on March 19, 2012, and delete Policy 443.5, Student Use of Electronic Devices dated January 18, 2010, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. Mr. Olson moved to adopt Policy 454, Reporting of Child Abuse/ Neglect, seconded by Mr. Mikula. The motion carried. Mrs. Nielsen moved to adopt Policy 823, Access to Public Records as amended on March 19, 2012, and delete Policy 823, Access to Public Records dated on July 19, 1999, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. New Business Mr. Mikula moved to hire Brad Sauve as assistant baseball coach pending a successful criminal background check, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mr. Olson moved to hire Ted Ricci as jr. high track coach pending a successful criminal background check, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mr. Connell discussed the progress on the five goals which were established at the Board Retreat in January. Mrs. Swan moved to approve the physical therapy contract with Doug Litscher at an hourly rate of $45 per hour for the 2012-13, 2013-14 school years and $50 per hour for the 201415 school year, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. There was discussion about the AP Guidelines handbook but a motion was not made. Mr. Mikula moved to approve the postsecondary options applications for the 2012-2013 school year, seconded by Mrs. Nielsen. The motion carried. Mrs. Nielsen moved to approve Amy Skattebo’s resignation as Webmaster and thank her for her years of service, seconded by Mr. Mikula. The motion carried. First reading of policy 345.6, Graduation Requirements. Committee reports were given. Mrs. Nielsen moved to suspend the regular meeting to convene an executive session in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) to discuss employee contracts and letters of intent, seconded by Mr. Olson at 7:40 p.m. Roll call found all members voting aye. Mrs. Muska and Mr. Mikula were absent. The motion carried. Mr. Olson moved to adjourn the executive session and reconvene into open session, seconded by Mr. Mikula. The motion carried. Mrs. Nielsen moved to amend Krissa Ward’s contract by changing personal leave and mileage reimbursement language, seconded by Mr. Mikula. The motion carried. Mr. Mikula moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Olson. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 9:01 p.m. 557615 34r


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(March 28, April 4, 11) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY RIVERSIDE FINANCE, INC. c/o Associated Bank, N.A. 1305 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Plaintiff, vs. LENNARD A. SPEXET W8310 Highway 70 Spooner, WI 54801 CHARITY M. SPEXET W8310 Highway 70 Spooner, WI 54801 AUDREY SPEXET S4327 4th Avenue Spooner, WI 54801 Defendants. Case No. 12-CV-29 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: LENNARD A. SPEXET CHARITY M. SPEXET You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after March 28, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Circuit Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Ave., P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871-0339 and to Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 Third Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 479, Wausau, Wis. 54402-0479. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of a money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: March 20, 2012 MALLERY & ZIMMERMAN, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: /s/ John A. Cravens JOHN A. CRAVENS State Bar No. 1001261 Please direct all correspondence, inquiries and pleadings to: Amy L. Unertl Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector.

(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. AS SERVICER FOR DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-18 Plaintiff vs. GLEN ALLEN HAMMOND, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 237 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 23, 2010, in the amount of $127,340.91, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: The West 500 Feet of the East 1155 Feet of the North 32 Rods of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE1/4 NW1/4), Section Twenty-Four (24), Township Forty (40) North, Range Ten (10) West, Town Of Bass Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 383 West Peters Road, Hayward, WI 54843. TAX KEY NO.: 65-006-2-40-1024-2 01-000-003000. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2012. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Russell J. Karnes State Bar #1054982 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 286600



DARLENE HANSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 11 CV 42 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 15, 2011, in the amount of $111,636.35 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 25, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot 2 of Volume 10 of Certified Survey Maps, Page 58, Map No. 2336, and an easement for ingress and egress to Lot 2 of Volume 10 of Certified Survey Map, Page 58, Map No. 2336, along the currently existing common driveway located on the Westerly 10 feet of Lot 2 of Volume 10 of Certified Survey Map, Page 36, located in Section 34, Township 39 North, Range 13 West. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W8368 Hwy. 70, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-020-2-39-1334-3 04-000-008000. Dated this 24th day of February, 2012. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Scott D. Nabke State Bar #1037979 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 284850


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Sunday, April 1 At 2 p.m. Sean M. Brayton, 35, Spooner, was southbound on Spooner Lake Road, one-third mile east of Ojibwa Road in Spooner, when he stated he missed his turn and struck a tree. Brayton’s vehicle had minor damage and was towed. Brayton was taken to the Spooner hospital for a blood draw, where they found the presence of alcohol. He is being charged with operating while intoxicated. No injuries were re-


(Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. SCOTT J. SCHARA, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 231 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on August 18, 2010, in the amount of $225,686.70, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: That part of the Northwest Fractional Quarter (NW 1/4), Section Seven (7), Township Forty (40) North, Range Ten (10) West, more particularly described as Lot Seven (7) as recorded in Volume Five (5) of Certified Survey Maps, Page 92 Survey No. 1107. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N9180 Birch Road, Springbrook, WI 54875. TAX KEY NO.: 65-006-2-40-1007-2 04-000-003000. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2012 Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Russell J. Karnes State Bar #1054982 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 286730

(Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff vs. DAMIAN J. FERGUSON, et al. Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 170 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on November 10, 2009, in the amount of $140,486.76 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 2, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wis. DESCRIPTION: Lot 19, Eastland Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1200 Woodland Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1229-5-15-262-509000 (Legacy PIN: 65-281-2-39-12-29-4-35090). Dated this 7th day of March, 2012. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Christina E. Demakopoulos State Bar #1066197 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 285170

Accidents Tuesday, April 3 At 5:30 a.m. Nicholas A. Draganowski, 20, Rice Lake, was westbound on Morning Side Road, one mile east CTH M in Sarona, when he swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle went off the roadway, swiping and hitting the two trees. No injuries were reported. Severe damage was reported to the vehicle.

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(Mar. 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY JOHN E. LINK, Plaintiff, vs. TROY J. LINK AND JAY LINK, Defendants Case No.: 2010CV134 NOTICE OF SALE Public notice is hereby given that by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Circuit Court for Washburn County, Wisconsin, the following real estate will be sold at public auction in Washburn County, at 10 4th Avenue, North Entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, at 10 a.m., on April 25, 2012, by and under the direction of the Sheriff of Washburn County: A parcel within Government Lot 5, Section 27, Township 42 North of Range 13 West, whose exterior boundary is described as: Beginning at the monumented southeast corner of Lot 7 of Certified Survey Map No. 1566 as recorded in Volume 6 of CSM, page 287; Thence North 5º17’03” East along the east line of said Lot 7 a distance of 349.93 feet to an iron pipe on the shore of Lake Nancy; Thence along said shore South 57º32’03” East on a meander line 205.07 feet to an iron pipe; Thence South 13º08’47” West 245.56 feet to an iron pipe in the north right of way of Lake Nancy Peninsula Road, a town road; Thence North 89º42’28” West along said right of way 149.40 feet back to the point of beginning; Said parcel containing 49,800 square feet, more or less, and including all lands between said meander line and the water’s edge of Lake Nancy, now known as Lot 8 of Certified Survey Map No. 1907, filed March 15, 1993 in Volume 8, Page 68 as Doc. No. 227416. Subject to easements, highways, utility rights, reservations and restrictions of record. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8650 W. Peninsula Road, Minong, WI 54859. TAX KEY NO.: 65-030-2-42-1327-5 05-005-005000. TERMS: 1. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price shall be deposited at the time of the auction. Payment must be by cash or certified bank check payable to the Washburn County Clerk of Court. Personal checks cannot and will not be accepted; 2. The remaining amount shall be due within three business days of the confirmation hearing; 3. Any sale is subject to real estate taxes; 4. Property is being sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2012. By, Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff’s Department Herrick & Hart, S.C. Webster A. Hart 116 West Grand Avenue P.O. Box 167 Eau Claire, WI 54703 715-832-3491

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Middle school honors choir to take place

A middle school honors choir concert will be held Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., at the Shell Lake Arts Center. — Photo by Larry Samson

SHELL LAKE — On Thursday, April 19, nearly 200 of the areas most promising middle school choir students will present a concert featuring the most challenging repertoire on the competition list. Two choirs, led by directors Paul Gulsvig and Jennifer Gulsvig, will spend the day rehearsing in sectionals as well as full ensembles, striving to master the complicated techniques required of them in the difficult repertoire.

The middle school honors choir gives middle school music students an opportunity to nurture their love and appreciation for music, practice musical skills and gain confidence in performance. Students are led in workshops such as listening, skill development, music interpretation and performance technique as they prepare difficult concert repertoire. Many students describe their experience as “life changing,” “amazing,” and

Students of the Month

Shell Lake High School Students of the Month for March are (L to R ): Kaylea Kidder, Hannah Cassel, Keyla Carrillo and Emmalee Statz. BELOW RIGHT: Heidi Steines and Caleb LaFave were named Shell Lake Junior High Students of the Month. — Photos submitted

SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Schools March Students of the Month have been announced. Emmalee Statz, senior, is the daughter of Jay and Shannon Anderson. Her favorite subject is advanced chemistry. She is involved in softball, yearbook, volleyball, the school play and forensics. She likes hanging out with her heroes, Jen Cassel and Emma Anderson. “They are my inspiration to be student of the month!” “I feel honored that the Shell Lake High School teachers chose me. It is the highlight of my senior year!” Keyla Carrillo, junior, is the daughter of Maria and Polo Carrillo. Her favorite subject is history. She is involved with the SMILES program at school and enjoys hockey. “It’s pretty cool that teachers think I am a good student. Thanks.” Hannah Cassel, sophomore, is the daughter of Ann and Sonny Cassel. Her favorite subject is American history with Ms. Emily. She is involved in basketball with DJ; volleyball with her mom; and track with coach Granzin. Her other interests and hobbies include photography and art, and hanging out with her friends, especially Em Statz. “I’m rally happy and grateful that I have been chose for student of the month. It’s an honor knowing that my teachers have chosen me.” Kaylea Kidder, freshman, is the daughter and Bev and David Kidder. She enjoys gym class. She is involved with softball, volleyball and weightlifting. She enjoys traveling with the volleyball team. “I feel honored that I was nominated to be student of the month in my grade.” Caleb LaFave, eighth grade, is the son of Travis and Janie LaFave. His favorite subjects are phy ed and his-

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many simply put it as “awesome!” Due to a donation by the Xcel Energy Foundation, costs for students to participate in this event are kept low, and there is no charge to attend this concert. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Shell Lake Arts Center. — from SLAC

Shout Out to Volunteers

SHELL LAKE — Each month, a Shout Out to Volunteers highlights one volunteer in the Shell Lake School District. Steve Flach is a great community volunteer who is being recognized for helping out as a K-6 wrestling coach. Flach is a Shell Lake alumni and former wrestler. He volunteered January-March, and young wrestlers always arrived at school excited to share what they learned at practice. Shell Lake Athletic Director Jim Campbell said, “It’s wonderful to see people like Steve volunteer in our community.” Pete Hopke added, “He is a great guy, really cares about kids, and he is involved with many activities within the school district.” Hats off to this fantastic volunteer. If you are interested volunteering, contact Keri Jensen at Opportunities before and after-school hours include: reading with students, presenting a hobby and teaching students a craft. Classroom experience is not necessary. — from Shell Lake Schools

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tory. He is involved in football and basketball, and he enjoys the beach. When asked about being chosen student of the month, his reply was, “I feel good.” Heidi Steines, seventh grade, is the daughter of Sarah and Clayton Steines. Her favorite subjects are social studies, science, math and phy ed. She is involved in basketball, softball and track. She enjoys hanging out with friends, hunting, fishing and being outside. “I feel good and didn’t think I was this good or good enough to be a student of the month.” — from Shell Lake Schools

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Breakfast Monday, April 16: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, April 17: Fruit, French toast. Wednesday, April 18: Juice, breakfast wrap. Thursday, April 19: Fruit, pancake. Friday, April 20: Juice, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, April 16: Grades 7-12: Potato bowl with popcorn chicken. Grades K- 6: Chicken nuggets, corn, applesauce. No Laker. Tuesday, April 17: BBQ pork on bun, green beans, fresh fruit. Laker: Salad bar. Wednesday, April 18: Hamburger on bun, cheese slice, fries, pickles, carrots, pineapple tidbits. No Laker. Thursday, April 19: Mozzarella dippers, mixed vegetables, pear slices, bug bites. Laker: Turkey and cheese sandwich. Friday, April 20: Turkey and gravy on biscuit, peas, peach slices. Laker: Salad bar. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Whole-grain bread and buns and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 712 only. Laker salad bar available to grades 3-12.

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Otter tales

Otters have made Big Wood Lake in Burnett County their home for years, usually swimming in the lake and sometimes positioning themselves for a close-up. Lake home residents Jerry and Jo Louise McNally are used to seeing glimpses of the animal usually one at a time - but recently a trio of otters popped up on their deck. One of the otters disappeared under their deck when this photo was taken. - Photo courtesy the McNallys

Prize-winning shot

Zach Jensen, 10, son of Bryan and Keri Jensen of Shell Lake, grandson of Earl and Sharon Jensen, and John and Sandy Romel of Frederic, participated in the turkey youth hunt. At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, he shot his first turkey at 22 yards away. The beard of the turkey was 11 and 1/4 inches long, the largest turkey in the family. – Photo submitted



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Court news/from pg. 25

Scott O. Fredrick, New London, OWI, $1,109.00, local jail, license revoked 12 months, other sentence. Patricia A. Phernetton, Montesano, Wash., first-degree sexual assault of child, $345.00.

Ronald D. Powers, Trego, disorderly conduct, $243.00. Michael L. Tate, Minong, OWI, $867.50, license suspended 12 months, alcohol assessment; bail jumping, $243.00; OWI, $1,424.00, license revoked 24 months. Melissa A. Weigelt, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $299.00. William Klar, DBA Klar Trucking, Hinckley, Minn., violate regula-

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