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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 49 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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Tournament in Cumberland

The show choir makes a big splash with the campers at the arts center. The big splash is the annual tradition where the singers dash down to the lake after their last song. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Zoning compliance for short-term rentals

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County authorizes sale of $1,760,000 refunding bonds

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY — The Washburn County Board has decided to authorize the issuance and sale of $1,760,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. This is a chance for the county to save a total of between $45,000 and $50,000. This is for a current loan that is due to be paid off in two years. This will still be paid off in two years with the refinancing option and will save money. At the county board meeting held Tuesday, July 19, Tim Brabec questioned why the county doesn’t just pay off the loan if it has the money available to pay in full. “It’s always better to pay it off, rather than to finance, isn’t it?” According to Mike Hallmann, who acts as Washburn County’s financial advisor, the county has enough fund balance to pay off the loan in full, however, depleting the fund balance by such an amount could really hurt the credit rating for the county. “In economic times like these, I would not recommend depleting these funds at this time.” Michael Keefe went to the Executive Audit Summary for the 2010 year and it

Citizens attending the zoning committee meeting Tuesday, July 26, tried to hold in their frustrations at the decision made concerning short-term rentals. — Photo by Jessica Beecroft

Mike Hallmann, of Latern Associates LLC, is the county’s financial advisor. — Photo by Jessica Beecroft

came back as “no findings.” Delinquencies in taxes are going up in Washburn County. So, fund designations to cover that gap of revenue are in place. This is nothing to worry about, according to Keefe. “All in all, we’re in good shape.”

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by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY — After concerns came forth from residents about the noncompliance of the zoning laws concerning a residence on Little Bear Road, the Washburn County Zoning Committee made its final decision on short-term rentals at a meeting held Tuesday, July 26. Shouts from upset citizens filled the room, and several people walked out in disgust as the committee voted. By advice of corporate council Jeff Kohler, the zoning committee is addressing all short-term rentals instead of addressing only Big Bear on Little Bear Road on Long Lake. Zoning committee Chair David Hasseig has worked with zoning Administrator Web Macomber to come up with a

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plan that balances the rights of homeowners who rent their property and the rights of their neighbors. The committee was advised that the current ordinance can be applied to short-term rentals, as they are literally a single-unit resort. The zoning committee should comply with all applicable state and county ordinances. The motion that was approved states that the zoning administration will enforce the current ordinance. However, since this is a new interpretation for the county, they are opening a window of compliance until May 1, 2012, for all short-term rentals to come into compliance. More information on the issue will be published in a future edition of the Register.

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by Diane Dryden SPOONER — It’s almost time for the Washburn County Fair to celebrate 100 years. Special committees formed months ago and exciting plans have been in the making for this blowout commemoration of people coming together from all walks of life to display their talents and to meet and greet old friends. Charlotte Thompson will be there, too, there for her 67th consecutive year at the fair. That’s 67 years out of the fair’s 100-year history. She grew up on a dairy farm with one sister and a brother. Dad, Ed Elliott, was involved with the fair so in 1944, at age 10, she was finally old enough to be in 4-H and exhibit at the fair. She attended the fair for her first two official years at the first fairgrounds, which was north of Spooner. She says that the original location, which was established in 1911, was starting to show signs of wear and everything needed a lot of work, so she was pleased when the fair moved to its present location in 1946. “I entered a calf one year, but it really wasn’t my thing, so I switched to things like clothing, baking and food preservation. I’m convinced that by learning these skills, it eventually made me a better housewife. She stayed in 4-H for as long as she could which back then was age 21, now it’s 18. By staying through to 21 it enabled her to spend a year not only as a 4-H member, but also a junior leader and an association member. She’s been working at the fair ever since and in 1954 she joined the Wisconsin Homemakers, which was run somewhat like 4-H. There would be special speakers that came to their meeting to share with them all the important information

Putting a personal face on the fair

about new recipes and food preservation methods and even how to easily patch the knees in blue jeans. “One of the recipes I learned in Homemakers and used for my family of six was meat roll-ups,” she says. Because farmers usually had an abundance of meat they often had leftovers from beef roasts and this recipe called for biscuit dough to be rolled out into a square and then the ground meat that had been mixed with the leftover ground vegetables and potatoes would be placed on the dough and then rolled up similar to the making of a cinnamon roll. They were sliced, baked and served with reheated beef gravy. She married husband Don and helped him farm their 500-acre dairy farm for years. After he died she even battled on for 5-1/2 additional years. Eventually her children convinced her to move and now she’s quite comfortable in her new place. “All my kids were raised on the farm and they all share a strong work ambition. I have nine grandchildren now and even three great-grands. Starting with my father, we have four generations of 4-H’ers “Even though the fair has gone through changes during its 100 years, the goals are the same - serving the community and bringing business to the area. The 4-H motto has always been to make the best better, and it still holds true today. Years ago, all we had was church, school and 4-H. Nowadays things are obviously different and young people are pulled so many different ways and the fair suffers for it. I do think that 4-H is still a great program and the projects have changed with the times and now there are lots of things kids can do even if they live in town or

Charlotte Thompson will mark her 67th year of contributing to the Washburn County Fair on Thursday-Sunday, July 27-31, by serving on a myriad of committees, starting with being a 4-H’er since age 10. — Photo by Diane Dryden

in an apartment. It’s been a huge part of my own life, both personally and professionally, and I have enjoyed every year.” Charlotte personally knew all the great people associated with the fair and 4-H through the years and she’s given 67 out of the 77 years of her life to the cause, constantly learning and contributing. She still attends fair association meetings every month and has been on as many as five committees at a time. Naturally she’s part of the special 100-year fair committee and even though the original Homemakers is

now called Home and Community Education, or HCE, she’s still involved for 57 years. One thing you can say about this woman, once she makes a commitment, she honors it and this year the Washburn County Register is honoring her faithfulness in helping to make the fair what it is today. Happy anniversary greetings go out to the Washburn County Fair as they celebrate 100 years and hearty congratulations go to Charlotte Thompson as she enters her 68th year of faithful service.

Jauch: Public has a right to question Republican sincerity on unemployment

MADISON — “The abrupt adjournment on Thursday, July 21, by Senate leadership without any resolution to extend unemployment benefits is another disgraceful display of the Republican callous assault on working families,” state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, charged on Friday, July 22. “Wisconsin unemployed workers are being used as political pawns by Republican leaders who are engaged in a cynical political ploy to pretend they are in favor of extension of unemployed benefits while their true motive is to kill the bill,” Jauch said. Jauch said that he and his Democratic colleagues were outside the Senate chambers prepared to meet on the issue but that the Senate Republicans went home. “Unemployed workers have a right for a direct answer from Sen. Scott Fitzgerald: Were the Senate Republicans serious when they voted to eliminate the one-week waiting period or was it only a ploy to love the bill to its death?” For months, Republican leaders have balked at scheduling the federal extension benefits that would help 44,000 long-term unemployed citizens. The bill was finally scheduled after Democratic legislators and the Wisconsin Unemployment Advisory Council urged leg-

islative consideration. “My colleagues and I were delighted that the Republican leadership finally realized the need to help the 44,000 unemployed workers who are struggling to keep their homes and support their families. We were especially surprised when Senate Republicans agreed to a Democratic amendment to roll back the oneweek waiting period that will cost new unemployed workers $55 million per year. However, it is now becoming clear that Sen. Fitzgerald merely wanted to leave the phony impression that Republicans were on the side of unemployed workers,” the northern lawmaker stated. Assembly Republicans restored the one-week waiting period, and Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald has threatened to delay any further floor consideration until September if the Senate does not bow to their demand. On Thursday morning, Senate leadership abruptly adjourned the Senate and blamed Democrats for the impasse. “It now appears as though the decision to accept the amendment without objection was merely a carefully calculated plan by the Fitzgerald brothers to create an impasse in order to delay any passage of the bill. “What is even more disturbing is that

the Republican leaders are unable to find a resolution to help unemployed workers in the same session that they rammed legislative redistricting through the process in an effort to protect their own jobs. “It is becoming too familiar for the

Rivard votes to extend unemployment benefits

Compromise protects Wisconsin families and small business

RICE LAKE – Rep. Roger Rivard, RRice Lake, cast a vote to extend unemployment benefits to Wisconsinites on Wednesday, July 20. “I strongly believe that the policies we have put into place over the last six months will lead to job creation,” said Rivard. “In the meantime, we need to take care of our neighbors.” The bill extends unemployment benefits by up to 13 weeks for those families who need it. In addition, the bill passed

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by the Assembly includes a one-week waiting period, which saves approximately $50 million per year without cutting benefits to a single recipient. “Media reports have long accused this body of our partisan nature,” continued Rivard. “However, there are several things that both sides of the aisle agree on. This bill passed the Assembly with bipartisan support and was endorsed by the bipartisan Unemployment Commission. We can and do work together, despite our disagreements, to do what’s best for Wisconsin.” The bill passed the Assembly 81-16 and will now be sent to the Senate for concurrence. — from the office of Rep. Rivard

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Carsello trial delayed

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY – Jess R. Carsello, 49, Sarona, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Michael Elliott. The trial has been moved to Feb. 27, 2012. Judge James Babbit previously set the trial for Aug. 1 of this year. District Attorney Michael Bitney, who is trying the case, said he is having “total knee replacement surgery” on Friday, July 22, and will be out of the office for the next four to six weeks, and the next available period for the 10-day trial isn’t until February of 2012. Carsello called 911 and admitted to shooting Elliott, 31, Sarona, on Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his Ripley Spur Road residence. When deputies arrived, they found Carsello in the woods and under the influence near his home in Sarona. He told deputies that it was self-defense, but an autopsy showed Elliott had been shot six times in the back. Carsello claims that is not correct.

Elliott and Carsello had met just weeks before the incident and were hanging out quite frequently, according to friends of Elliott. Carsello told deputies that the two of them were drinking Jess R. heavily just before the Carsello will incident occurred. be on trial Feb. On Oct. 18, 2010, 27, 2012, for Carsello was released the murder of from the Washburn Michael ElCounty Jail after post- liott. — Special ing $100,000 bail. photo Carsello has been residing at his parents home in Westin. On March 30 the trial was moved to Menomonie, in Dunn County, at the request of Carsello’s attorney, Harry R. Hertel. There will be a hearing at the Dunn County Courthouse on Jan. 20, with the trial set to start on Feb. 27, 2012.

DNR provides advice for people with storm-downed trees

SPOONER - The DNR in Spooner has put out information to aid people who have trees that fell during the Friday, July 1, straight-line winds that hit the area. According to the information provided by forester Renae Paulson, if you have one to 50 trees around or touching your house, or less than five acres of localized damage, you should consider utilizing the timber locally for firewood. Or you could hire a tree service for cleanup. If you have 50 forest trees (not yard trees) and up to 10 acres of damage, you should consider combining your effort with neighbor(s) for a group timber harvest. Or you might want to work with a logging operation that is already working in your immediate area. If you have 10 acres (200 cords) or more of damage, you have enough volume for a stand-alone timber sale. You could work directly with a logging operation or with a consulting forester. According to Paulson’s information, the markets for oak and pine pulp are poor at the current time. The markets for aspen and mixed hardwoods are fair. Salvage harvest should be prioritized

as follows: 1) Harvest snapped and broken trees. 2) Harvest pine and aspen as they have the shortest window before stains and decay move in. 3) Harvest oak and hardwood. 4) Root-connected and bent trees should hold their value for the longest time. County cutting notices must be filed with your county clerk before any salvage or timber harvesting occurs. If your property is in the Managed Forest Law program, an MFL cutting notice must also be filed prior to any salvage harvest. Areas of blowdown become serious wildfire hazards if they are not cleaned up, creating a much more difficult fire to suppress. Insects such as the two-lined chestnut borer (in oak) and pine-bark beetle populations will explode in dying trees, then infest and kill healthy trees. Property owners are advised to consider harvesting undamaged trees at the same time, dependent upon the needs of their forested land. This will improve the marketing of the timber. Finally, be careful, especially when using a chain saw. - information submitted

Local artists to exhibit at nationally recognized arts and crafts festival

NAPPANEE, Ind. — Local artists Eric and Jenny Arnes, Barronett, will be exhibiting at the 49th-annual Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival in Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 4-7. Sunshine Artists Magazine has rated Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival among the top 200 festivals in the nation and the eighth top traditional craft show. In addition, Leisure Group Travel Magazine lists it as one of the top 50 outstanding festivals and events, and the American Bus Association has selected

this premiere art event as one of the top 100 events in North America. Over 300 artists and artisans from across the nation converge on the grounds of this historic farm, homesteaded in 1839 by the first Amish pioneers in Indiana and now listed in The National Register of Historic Places. More information on Amish Acres and the 49th-annual arts and crafts festival can be obtained online at www. — submitted

Promotion of area tourism key focus of meeting this week

St. Croix Area Promotion Committee to host business reps from throughout fourcounty area

LUCK - On Thursday, July 21, at 10 a.m., the governor’s St. Croix Area Promotion Committee will be meeting at Luck Country Inn. In 1990, Gov. Tommy Thompson created five area promotion committees, representing the six Chippewa Tribes of Northern Wisconsin and selected surrounding counties to address issues related to spearing and its impact on the tourism industry. Today, only two of the original five committees are still active, Lac du Flambeau and St. Croix. The St. Croix Area Promotion Committee includes representatives from businesses, municipalities, chambers of commerce and tourism entities from the counties of Barron, Burnett, Polk and Washburn as well as the St. Croix Tribe. In the early 1990s, the committees received funding from the state to be used in the development of promotional programs to support tourism industry

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growth. The St. Croix Area Promotion Committee used the funds in the mid1990s for specific county and regional tourism projects as well as the promotion of Forts Folle Avoine and St. Croix tribal powwows. Recent successes include the launch of a new Web site (www. in October 2009 to promote this four-county region. With the mission of increasing tourism impacts and economic development in the St. Croix Area, future goals include increasing day trips and overnight stays, bringing more awareness to the area and increasing tourism related jobs. In order to accomplish these goals, the committee will be continuing to update its online presence, use social media and print media to spread the word about visiting Northwest Wisconsin, increase its membership base, and seek grants to continue promotion efforts including videos and attendance at sports shows. Earlier this year, the group was awarded 10 free marketing hours from Pilch and Barnet. Those hours will be used to assist in the preparation of a Joint Effort Marketing Grant from the Department of Tourism. The focus of the grant will likely be to increase visits in the fall of 2012 by marketing the arts and culture offerings of the area. The meeting is open to everyone.

Spooner man arrested for fourth OWI

SPOONER — A 48-year-old Spooner man, Stephan C. Gullickson, was arrested Tuesday, July 19, by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. At approximately 4 p.m., the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a possible intoxicated driver near Green Valley Road in Spooner. A state trooper was able to locate the vehicle and make a traffic stop. Gullickson was arrested for a fourth offense OWI. — from WSP Three bucks, in velvet, in a small bachelor group. They will form these small groups throughout the summer for protection. They will break up when they start the rut and will become rivals. The one buck has only one antler visible. The antler on the right side was damaged and is only 2 inches long. — Photo by Larry Samson

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Hats off to the Register for an in-depth, accurate, even-handed and well-written report on the Shell Lake City Council’s recent decision to refuse a $250,000 grant. I for one would support more of this kind of reporting. An informed public is one that will not tolerate cavalier or selfserving decisions by their elected officials. Greg Kittelsen Shell Lake

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The last time I responded to an article in a newspaper was over 30 years ago. It was an article in the Pioneer Press. I hope that the comments about free money were made as tongue in cheek, I hope none of your readers are that gullible. Any money received as a grant or any other form from any governing body is from the taxpayers. If they have some of our taxes to use as grants etc., then they taxed us too much to begin

The proposed campgound with. Lawmakers use grants and other earmarks to buy political support for their points of view. As far as the proposed campground: 1. Does it compete with any local privately owned facility? Nothing like having your tax dollar used to compete with your private enterprise. 2. Will our tax dollars create jobs? Or just expand the hours of our public employees?

3. Will it help expand our tax base? 4. How does it benefit the bulk of our local taxpayers? Just some ramblings from an old mind.

Could have been easily worked out

J.L. Mitch Fox Shell Lake

I am more than disappointed in those Shell Lake Council members who voted against taking the $250,000 in unencumbered funds for the ATV campground. All details could easily have been worked out subsequent to accepting the no-strings grant. This is a project sorely needed by this community and its retail businesses to say nothing of local contractors looking for work. I fear that

some council members may be letting their own negative feelings about ATVs get in the way of decisions that are in the best interests of the city; the hubris of personal agendas and vested interests are not acceptable ways to govern, in my opinion. I am sure Minong will welcome the ATVers as they pass through our fair city. Some of the reasons given, according

to the news article, border on the absurd, for example can someone explain why it would make sense to accept $330,000 with “no plan or feasibility study” but not OK to accept $250,000 under the same conditions? Or if the July 11 vote to not accept these funds was illegal, as claimed by alderperson Barnes-Haesemeyer, who voted in the majority, wouldn’t it follow that the imposition of

the restriction to not accept the full amount requested also be illegal and therefore the funds were illegally refused? Talk about gibberish …

Reasonable Democratic, Republican and Independent people are paying attention to the crisis of the moment; our country’s very economy is being held hostage by the right-wing fringe of the Republican Party. As much as Congressman Duffy claims he is independent, his actions and political double-talk prove he is a Tea Partying right-winger that is refusing to compromise. Why is Duffy so afraid of raising taxes on the wealthiest among us, but so willing to sacrifice our national security?

The idea that wealthy people at the top 2 percent, who are paying an effective tax rate of 17 percent, should not be asked to help reduce our national debt is just crazy. These are the people who can take all the loopholes and deductions that have been created in the tax code. Also, big oil companies are getting $60 billion in tax breaks, while they are experiencing record profits and not being asked to help at all. Republican legislators are behaving as if they had nothing to do with the situation we find ourselves in today.

While we need to get our fiscal house in order, Duffy and his band of Republican legislators refuse to reinstate the Bush tax break to increase our revenue. Instead they are proposing to end Medicare, going after seniors, individuals with disabilities, and our students and children programs. Duffy insists on attacking the most vulnerable in our society that are being asked to contribute the most. Duffy isn’t asking for one nickel from wealthy oil companies, Wall Street bankers or any other special interest in his back pocket. Where is the com-

promise here? It’s the height of selfishness that they would bring our fiscal house crashing down to protect their millionaire donors. Citizens of the 10th (and other) Senate District have a chance to use their voice to send a strong message to Wisconsin’s out-of-touch tea-publican senators by voting for Shelly Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Gov. Walker risked his political future to address the fiscal and social needs of the state on behalf of every Wisconsin citizen without requiring the support of any special interest group. Under Walker’s leadership, the government Union Reform Bill exposed and stopped the WEA Trust practice of overcharging school districts for health-care premiums, pilfering millions each year from school districts and taxpayers. These savings have allowed many school districts to hire more teachers and lower class size without raising taxes. Walker “did it for the children” and for the fiscal integrity of Wisconsin.

Every Wisconsinite deserves a job, the right to pursue his dreams and the sense of accomplishment that accompanies his own hard work. Wisconsin’s new-job gain for June is 9,500 jobs, more than half of the nation’s gain of 18,000 jobs for the same month. “Business leaders here and nationally like what is happening in Wisconsin,” said Kurt Bauer, president of the Madison-based Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s biggest business group. Yet, six GOP senators who helped create this pro-business, pro-jobs environment now face recall because they dared expose the unethical dealings of some big labor groups.

Walker stopped the illegal raid of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund that occurred under Gov. Doyle’s reign. The state Supreme Court struck down lawmakers’ 2007 raid of a medical malpractice fund, delivering a defeat to Gov. Jim Doyle and the 2007 Legislature. Walker replaced the pilfered $200 million plus the lost interest of an additional $35 million for a total reinvestment of $235 million in the fund. Walker is ending the old era of illegal raids on funds. Walker demonstrates true compassion for all citizens of Wisconsin regardless of political affiliation.

Paying off outstanding bills, operating under a balanced budget, and working on pro-growth initiatives protect every citizen. The governor provided a twoyear balanced budget without raising taxes or fees which eliminates the $3.6 billion deficit he inherited from Doyle. Gov. Walker accomplished this without demeaning or mocking any citizen of this state. He treated protestors with respect and consideration, which they have not given him. This is leadership.

It’s the height of selfishness

Leadership with real compassion

100th fair starts Thursday

SPOONER —After months of planning, the 100th Washburn County Fair officially opens at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 28, and runs until 5 p.m., Sunday, July 31, at the fairgrounds in Spooner. A gymkhana horse show will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The Washburn County Fair will be honoring World War II veterans. A special evening dedicated to all veterans will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. There will be an honor guard, speech by veteran official, and special musical tributes by a World War II veteran. The local fair, along with the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, wants to help send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their monument. So while you are at the fair look around for the buckets that have been put out for donations. The buckets will say Honor Flight for World War II veterans. All donations will go to help support a veteran in the northland. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the four-day fair and includes chain-saw carving, puppeteers, kids games, music, ATV rodeo, a kiddie tractor pull and the crowning of the Fairest of the Fair on Thursday. Friday, the fair begins at 10 a.m. Highlights of the day include the Centenarian Celebration in the Oscar Johnson Build-

ing at 11 a.m. Throughout the day the scheduled entertainment is chain-saw carving, Mr. Steve Fun, Sean Emery, the horse pull, and Duck for the Oyster. Saturday from 8-10:30 a.m. the 4-H pancake breakfast will be held at the food stand. The day’s events include chainsaw carving, Mr. Steve Fun, a K-9 police dog show, Sean Emery, the Show and Sale Auction, a haystack scramble, the tug-of-war and slipper-kicking contest, Divas Through the Decades, and the popular fireworks at 10:05 p.m. The haystack shoe scramble will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the arena. This will be prior to the rope pulling. Kids will get a colored, numbered sticker for both shoes. One shoe will be put in the small haystack and each kid will try to find their shoe. There will be three divisions: ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. McDonald’s and the fair are sponsoring this event. The first three in each division to find their shoe will receive either a $15, $10 or $5 McDonald’s gift card. Participants line up by the east gate in front of the bleachers before 6:30 p.m. During breaks in the rope pulls, ladies will be asked to come into the arena and kick one of their shoes as far as they can, or toss a clothespin as far as they can. Signup will be just prior to each event

Edith Kittelsen Shell Lake

Susan Hansen Shell Lake

Bob Olson, Barron County Republican chair Birchwood

News from the service COLUMBUS, Ga. — Dustin J. Behrens has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $85,536 toward a college education through the Montgomery GI Bill and the Army College Fund. For those who qualify, new soldiers can earn up to $65,000 for student loan repayment.

and will take place in the arena. Prize money has not been set yet, but it will be at least $35 for first, $25 for second and $15 for third in each contest. Prize money and the number of places could increase depending on the number of entrants in the tug-of-war. Highlights on Sunday will be the Whips and Wheels Horse Show, a horseshoe contest, veggie racing, the garden tractor pull and the talent contest showcasing local talent. For schedules and entertainment information, go to Web site www.washburn — with submitted information

After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty. Behrens graduated in 2010 from Spooner High School. He will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic. He is the son of Mary and stepson of Jeff Piller, Spooner. — from Hometown News


MENOMONIE — A Barron man was taken into custody at a Menomonie motel after making threats, brandishing a handgun and shooting toward another man on Wednesday, July 13, at the victim’s business in the Town of Prairie Lake. Lawrence Chapman, 60, was charged with seconddegree reckless endangerment in Barron County Circuit Court after the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department arrested and transported him to the Barron County Line, July 14. — from the Barron News-Shield ••• TOWN OF SUMNER —A proposed 200acre frac sand mining site in the Town of Sumner appears to be temporarily on hold after the town board did not vote to rezone the land from agricultural to mining. A second vote to allow a mining company to build a processing plant on-site did not pass the planning commission. — from the Barron News-Shield


BARRON COUNTY — A new group of designer drugs commonly known as bath salts have hit Barron County streets, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. These drugs have resulted in at least six Barron County individuals needing emergency medical treatment so far in 2011. Bath salts commonly contain MDPV or mephedrone, synthetic drugs similar to Ecstasy. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• CUMBERLAND — The annual Hog Jam Poker Run to benefit Cumberland Fire and Rescue was held Saturday, July 16. Approximately 170 bikes left from downtown Cumberland and traveled to Fox Creek, Lewis, Siren and Barronett, finishing at County Line. The number of bikes increased to over 190 later in the day with the people traveling the farthest being from Australia. Over $4,000 was raised to benefit Cumberland Fire and Rescue. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• RICE LAKE — The health of Rice Lake is the best it’s been in years thanks to new management practices instituted and encouraged by the Rice Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District that focus on restoring Rice Lake to a more natural state. “It’s absolutely better,” said Doug Pitts, chairman of the lake district. “The plants are responding well, the fish are responding well, oxygen levels are good.” — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• RICE LAKE — There won’t be any more Happy Meals eaten in Rice Lake this summer. The Rice Lake McDonald’s restaurant closed for the construction of a new building that is expected to be open in October. The current building was built in 1976. The 1950s-themed interior was added in 1990. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

July 18 - $30 Jay Millin, Fennimore July 19 - $30 Ryan Furchtenicht, Shell Lake July 20 - $30 Carrie Robillard, Farmington, Minn. July 21 - $30 Rory Anderson, St. Paul, Minn. July 22 - $30 Gary Sloniker, Spooner

Shell Lake State Bank Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2010 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24

2011 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24

High 81 81 77 79 83 74 80

High 92 97 85 94 82 87 76

Low 63 57 55 58 63 64 63

Low 75 71 69 65 61 66 56

Precip. .72” rain

.20” rain Precip.

1.18” rain .48” rain

Lake level Monday, July 26, 2010: 1,217.58’ MSL Monday, July 25, 2011: 1,218.19’ MSL


Incident leads to more mail

Even though the mailbox that bears my address doesn’t always receive mail, I still check it six days a week. I was surprised when a friend commented that they only pick up their mail every couple of weeks. I don’t know what I am expecting to find each day when I open the box, but whatever it may be, I still check. A few days before the Fourth of July holiday, Milt and I took a camping trip to Lake Elmo Preserve. We planned the outing for Sunday through Tuesday as those are the days son Matthew has off work, therefore he could camp with us. Granddaughter Adalyn, along with her parents, Amanda and Carl, planned to spend some time with us as well. Milt left me at the campsite when he headed to Eden Prairie, Minn., to pick up Matthew. About the time I was expecting them, Matthew called to let me know that Milt had called him to say he was running late. As he was yielding at a red light, the driver behind him didn’t stop and rear-ended the cargo van Milt was driving. Our van didn’t receive much noticeable damage. The same couldn’t be said of the Lexus. As Milt and the other driver were discussing the situation, they came to the conclusion they didn’t have to call a police officer as four separate squads were arriving at the scene. A motorist passing by called in the incident stating that it looked like the two drivers were arguing.

When the first squad arrived, the officer, walking briskly, approached Milt with an outstretched hand and adamantly asked him to step away from the scene and that he would explain later. Milt complied with the officer’s request. When the officer returned, he asked Milt if the other driver was argumentative. To which Milt replied, “No.” They had been discussing what happened and “talking with their hands.” It turned out the incident was instrumental in the officers catching up with a person of interest that they had been looking for. When I checked the mailbox later in the week, I found an accident report from the Eden Prairie Police Department. The report showed that the other driver was arrested for driving while under the influence and was also uninsured. In the days following the incident, we received official-looking letters in our mailbox. They were from a variety of different law firms in Minnesota. The first two letters didn’t come right out and ask, “Have you been injured in an accident?” The third letter did however start out with “Mr. Johnson, I understand you were recently involved in an automobile accident. You are now faced with difficult questions such as …” We also received letters from chiropractors. Since Milt wasn’t hurt and his vehicle didn’t receive much damage, we have ignored the letters. I did keep the advertising magnet from one lawyer that is shaped like an adhesive bandage, though, because I thought it was cute.

Beyond the office door • Suzanne Johnson

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HAYWARD — The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe of the Lake Superior Ojibwe band have released their calendar for 2012. Featured for the month of February is Florence Besse, 91, Shell Lake. Besse is the daughter of Belle Thomas and Frank Shellito. She is the granddaughter of Shell Lake’s first settlers, Leander and Mewadakamigokwe or Mary Shinaway Thomas. She and her late husband, Bud, raised three children, Susan Sutton and Jerry Besse both of Shell Lake, and Sandy Portala, Waukegan, Ill.

Besse has six grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Besse was the bookkeeper for Besse Boat Repair. Her hobbies have included sewing, knitting and baking. She enjoys watching the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs and doing Wonderword Search. The calendar was produced by LCO Elders Association Inc., and is available by calling 715-634-8934. — with information from Lac Courte Oreilles

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Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• The Wesleyan Guild of the Methodist church held a picnic supper at the J.W. Blume cottage on Shell Lake. Assisting Mrs. Blume was Hilda Tessmer, Mrs. Alan Hoar and Mrs. Warren Schlapper. • Three fires occurred in the district with a total of 16.40 acres burned. All three fires were caused by the carelessness of blueberry pickers. • The following senior Girl Scouts attended the Aquatennial in Minneapolis, Minn.: Bonny Lind, Ann Hoar, Lorain Cable, Donna Henderson, Joan Walsh, Geneva Ripley and Grace Purdy. Mrs. Olive Schon, Mrs. Kurt Hess, Mrs. Arthur Lind, Ruth Bodin, Kathleen Hogness and Linnea Rydberg accompanied them. • Capt. Franklin Samson and daughter Carol of Denver, Colo., spent the weekend at the Alf Peterson home.

1961 - 50 years ago

• At a recent meeting, the Shell Lake Village Board voted to buy and erect street signs. The signs would be purchased through the state prison. The board also discussed again the possibility of changing from the village form of government to a city. • Connie Bakker, reporter for the South Dewey 4-H Club, reported that Sharon Holman, Connie Bakker and Marcie Bakker gave a first aid demonstration of putting on a splint; Larry Hopke gave a gun safety demonstration; Dale Graf gave a speech on highway safety, and lunch was served by the Raymond Hopkes and Floyd Pedersons at the July meeting held at the schoolhouse. • H.N Crosby was offering a $5 reward for information leading to the recovery of two Holstein heifers that strayed from his place in the Town of Roosevelt. • Births announced were Ryan

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Charles to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lehmann, Barronett; Donald Robert to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albee, Barronett; David Martin to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Nichols, Shell Lake; Barbara Jean to Mr. and Mrs. William Hinkfuss, Springbrook; Dale Melvin to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson, Shell Lake; Carol Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Koehler, Shell Lake; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sommerfeld, Spooner; and Denise Marie to Mr. and Mrs. John Bush, Spooner.

1971 - 40 years ago

• Linda Gingles, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gingles, Shell Lake, won the Junior High Point trophy at the Shell Lake horse show. • Don Scalzo, Spooner, won the color TV set given at Shell Lake’s 11th-annual Horse Show. • Shell Lake Horse Show kiddie parade first place and $10 winners, with the float The Old Woman in the Shoe, were Julie and Jill Hile, Lisa and Joseph Rousseau and Paul Van Gorder. Second place went to Troy Zaloudek with his jet airplane float. Third place was a tie between the Three Little Pigs, Jeff, Peter and Jill Markgren, and Diana, David and Cheryl Soltis as a flower, caterpillar and butterfly. • According to measuring devices at the Badger Cranberry Marsh, the official rainfall for the day was 1.59 inches. In Shell Lake a rain gauge at the C.L. Lewis Sr. property registered 1.90 inches.

1981 - 30 years ago

• Angie Ailport and Boyd Anderson of the Cloverleaf 4-H Club attended the 4-H Club Congress in Washington, D.C. • Chris Chrudinsky, an exchange student from Wibaux, N.D., spent a week with Forrest and Boyd Anderson. • A Holstein heifer calf shown by Gayle Furchtenicht of Nu-Wing Holsteins, Sarona, took first-place honors in the Wisconsin Championship Show in

Elkhorn. • An 8’x40’ mobile home was available for rent at $135 per month at the trailer court in Shell Lake.

1991 - 20 years ago

• An open house for the new Washburn County Law Enforcement Center was held. • An 80th birthday party for Mike Linton was held at the Shell Lake Community Center. • It had been 30 years since the daughters of Tony Thibedeau were all together at the same time, but the five of them did just that at a family reunion held in Shell Lake. They were Vivian Fraleigh, North Palm Beach, Fla., Lucille Brown, Shell Lake, Vi Krakau, Shell Lake, Josie LaRue, Shell Lake, and Marjorie Young, Glendale, Calif. They were all raised in Shell Lake. • Lee A. Mroszak, son of Roger and Susan Mroszak, Shell Lake, was promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of specialist.

2001 - 10 years ago

• Robert Washkuhn of Shell Lake was recognized for 15 years of service on the Washburn County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee. • Shell Lake wrestling cheerleaders, Lisa Baldocchi, Teresa Regenauer, Megan Dodd, Beth Bleiski and Kayla Zaloudek, rode on the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce float in the Birchwood Bluegill Festival. • Fairest of the Fair Helen Hopke reigned over the Washburn County Fair. • The Shell Lake School District, in collaboration with the Turtle Lake School District, was awarded the 21st Century Grant by the U. S. Department of Education. The grant’s main object was to provide before- and after-school, weekend and summer activities in a constructive, safe and supervised environment.


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These potatoes and cabbages are happily at home in a bathtub.

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For this report I wanted to include a little bit about how the inspection program works and the invasive species we are trying to protect our lake from. The landing is covered every day of the week from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. The inspection consists of looking over the boat to make sure there are no weeds on it and asking the boater a few questions; such as the last lake they were on, and how long the boat has been dry. We also charge a launch fee at the Shell Lake landing, and the money from those sales goes toward supporting the inspection program and the maintenance of the boat landing. Three invasives we check for are curly-leaf pondweed,

Eurasian water milfoil and zebra mussels. Beaver Dam Lake, Nancy Lake, the Totagatic River, Shallow Lake and the Minong Flowage are all nearby and contain Eurasian water-milfoil. Bodies of water in neighboring counties that contain zebra mussels include the St. Croix River and Lake Superior. Also, Spooner Lake contains curly-leaf pondweed making it even more important to check your boat when you leave that lake. The very hot past three weeks have brought in 586 boats to the landing, and we sold 160 daily permits and 83 annual permits.

Invasive species • Joe Mikula

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by Diane Dryden SPOONER — If you do have a bucket or a pan or even an old bathtub, Peg and Mert Zillmer, who live north of Spooner, want you to know how to successfully recycle them by planting your garden in them. We’ve only lived in this house for six years,” said Mert, “but one of the first things we did was to put in a garden.” And since Mert is in a wheelchair, his version of a garden has changed somewhat. Mert and Peggy make great use of their old buckets and pans and plant their crops in them. Now you might be saying to yourself, I put flowers in containers too, what’s the big deal? The big deal is they plant their tomatoes, cucumbers and even their potatoes in old metal containers and line them up in rows just like a garden in the dirt. There’s no digging, no rototilling, they just fill the buckets with dirt and put their future crops in them. Does it work? Well, their huge tomatoes are in full bloom, they’ve already gotten several cucumbers to eat while the others are loaded with tiny ones, and their potatoes are putting on blossoms. Even the cabbage, potatoes and marigolds they’ve planted in an abandoned bathroom tub are thriving. It isn’t all container gardening, though. There are rows, but they’re in raised beds and even though they are pretty shaded, the onions, carrots, lettuce and more cabbage are doing extremely well. A wild grape they planted has completely covered its trellis and the Zillmers credit their leftover dishwater for the growth of all the plants in the garden. “Dish soap has valuable stuff in it, so it really makes the plants grow.” Their son, Ricky, has fenced in a delightful flower garden in front of the house that runs concurrent with the ramp Mert uses to access the house. Looking like something out of a Beatrix Potter book, there is a little gate and a short fence that encloses Peg’s flowers; the lily’s doing especially well this year being almost 4 feet tall and unusually full of blooms. Each of these tireless gardeners have had multiple health problems and every morning before Mert gets up he thanks God for a new day, “I don’t worry about what I can’t do and I love what I can do.” Since they’re surrounded by woods, their bear comes on a regular basis but seldom disturbs anything. The deer are kept successfully at bay by the use of Liquid Fence and theirs is a yard full of hummingbirds, butterflies and lovely summer birds that enjoy the hollyhocks, the dill and the peppermint. On the wall in the living room there is a poem dedicated to Peggy from her granddaughter, Ashley LaVeau. It reads, She loves telling us stories, She also loves almost everyone she knows. She plays with us most of the time. She bakes with us And jokes around. She’s a funny grandma. She walks with us to the lake, We both love the same flowers. She always wears sweatpants and sweatshirts. She always makes me happy!! She always says, “I love you!” No matter how far I am from her, I always love and miss her. No matter what, she’s always happy to see us. This pretty well describes both the Zillmers, and their yard reflects their passion. Containers, large and small, are brimming with flowers and produce and reflecting their love of nature and people. So if this summer you find a hole or two in your bucket or container, think about using it next year for your crops, it beats digging.


Fresh Lake Superior whitefish to be served up

by Dave Zeug SHELL LAKE — Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water in the world with 31,000 square miles of water and holding 10 percent of all the fresh water in the world has been fished for centuries and commercial fishermen have been plying the cold, clean waters of the lake since the mid-1800s. These days, the commercial catch is a highly regulated industry and only a few of the 89 species of fish that inhabit the lake are available to the few commercial fishing licenses that are available. The Halverson family, Dean, his wife, Maurine, and two boys, Cliff and Mark, are owners of the Halverson Fisheries, LLC, which has been in the commercial fishing business for over 40 years. The year-round fishery also has several other employees to keep up with the high demand for their products. The family fishes primarily with trap nets during the warmer months and the rest of the year use gill nets to harvest fish with their fleet of six large fishing boats, three trap-net boats and three gill-net boats. While the family is allowed to catch herring, which is done the end of October through December when the herring are more accessible, along with siscowet trout, burbot and a limited number of lake trout, the bulk of their harvest is made up of a longtime favorite, the whitefish. Some say whitefish taste like the cold waters of Lake Superior. A firm-fleshed fish, although mild in flavor, Halverson whitefish are sold at various markets and restaurants around Lake Superior in a variety of manners, from grilled fillets, smoked fish, smoked whitefish dip to whitefish patties. The family prides itself in having a fresh product available to the public through the majority of the year. Through a contact with the Shell Lake Lions Club, the Halverson family is making their prime product, Lake Superior whitefish, available for the club to host a fundraising event featuring all-you-care-to-eat deepfried whitefish. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., or until the Lions run out of whitefish, at The Washburn County Board of Supervisors met July 19. Carl Krantz, director of Washburn County Veterans Service Office, presented his annual report to the board. This report outlines the services provided by his office and how many veterans take advantage of these benefits. Washburn County veterans receive more than $12 million in benefits, which include compensation and pension, education, insurance, medical benefits and VA housing loans. If you are a veteran, I recommend you contact this office to determine if you are entitled to any of these benefits. The telephone number is 715-635-4470. ••• Dick Hartmann, director of Washburn County Economic Development Corporation, presented his annual report. During

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the Shell Lake Community Center. The Shell Lake Lions hope to see you there to help support the club and to enjoy a unique product from the waters of Lake Superior.

the past year, his office assisted companies in obtaining loans totaling $336,000, which created five new jobs and retained 27 existing jobs. They currently manage 37 loans, valued at $1,151,231.12 employing 183 people. To find out more information about this organization, go to their Web site: ••• We also authorized the issuance and sale of $1,760,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. These bonds were issued in 2007 and mature March 1, 2013. These bonds currently have a finance charge of 4 percent, and by refinancing them at this time at 3 percent, the county will save $46,150. If you have any questions or comments please contact me at 715-468-2528.

News from District 54 • Dan Hubin

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SPOONER — Local author and composer Juliana Howard will visit Northwind Book & Fiber in downtown Spooner on Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m., to read her new children’s book, “Catie the Copycat.” The book, written by Howard and illustrated by her granddaughter, Sophia Heymans, a painting student at Rhode Island School of Design, tells the story of a child’s journey to find herself. Howard’s interactive presentation is lively, character building and fun. It includes a dramatic reading of the book, woven together with original songs that support the themes of self-worth and trust in one’s inner wisdom. Come sing and move along with Howard and her red ukulele. Howard is from St. Cloud, Minn., and Voyager Village in Danbury. She is a former teacher, workshop presenter, retreat facilitator and composer. She is a mother and grandmother, and lives with her husband of 53 years. “Catie the Copycat” was written over 20 years ago as a response to a women’s retreat she attended. The book was published this year by Beaver’s Pond Press. To learn more about the author and her book go to Contact Northwind Book & Fiber at 715-635-6811 for more information. — from Northwind Book & Fiber

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Thursday, July 28 • 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. Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31 • Washburn County Fair, fairgrounds in Spooner. Celebrate 100 years of the fair. • The Moving Wall at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N4063 Veterans Way, off of Hwy. 53 South, Spooner. Opening ceremony Thursday, 7 p.m. Closing ceremony, Sunday, 7 p.m. Friday, July 29 • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the historical museum, Hewitt Building, 104-1/2 W. 2nd St., Shell Lake. Program at the end of the meeting will be Cemetery, Burial or Funeral Story. The public is welcome to attend. • Jazz at the Shed scholarship fundraiser for Shell Lake Arts Center, 7-10 p.m., at the Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake. Saturday, July 30 • Becky’s Breast Friends Car Wash, noon to 4 p.m., at Becky’s Food & Spirits, Shell Lake. Freewill donation to be given to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile Breast Cancer Walk.


Monday, Aug. 1 • Nature’s Edge Therapy Center annual plant and produce sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2523 14-3/4 Ave., Rice Lake. Tuesday, Aug. 2 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Aug. 3 • HCE meeting at 9:30 a.m. Location to be announced. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Washburn County Health Department Open Immunization Clinic, Spooner, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins on that day only. Appointments are available on other days by calling 715-635-4400. Suggested donation of $5 per vaccination. Bring child’s immunization record. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 4-7 • Jack Pine Savage Days, Spooner. Live music under the tent Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Friday and Saturday Crazy Days sidewalk sales and arts and craft show; Saturday car show, outdoor sports show, fun run/walk, volleyball and horseshoes, food booths all days; Sunday firemen’s pancake breakfast at the fire hall on Summit Street. Sponsored by the Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce. 715-635-2168 or 800-3673306. Thursday, Aug. 4 • Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting, 4:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall meeting room. • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Contact person Betsy 715-520-7999. • Northwest Wisconsin Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 1 p.m., lower level at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shell Lake. • Free community meal, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 Summit, Spooner, 4-6 p.m. All welcome. Donations accepted. Saturday, Aug. 6 • All-you-can-eat fresh Lake Superior whitefish fry, Shell Lake Community Center, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Shell Lake Lions Club. Tuesday, Aug. 9 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stay-at-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, Aug. 10 • GRANDparent Adventures Hunt Hill, N2384 Hunt Hill Rd., Sarona, 1-4 p.m. Theme is survival. 715-6356543. • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Do-


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Monday: Lifestyle weight management support group will meet at 4 p.m. Weigh-in, meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. Call Michelle Grady at 715-468-7833 for more information. Membership fee is $10 per year, dues 50 cents per week. • 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 Christ-centered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715635-2768. • 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. • Through Aug. 29 there is a free movie shown at dusk near the lakeside pavilion on the shores of Shell Lake. Open mike is from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Refreshments are available. 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 TimeOut 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 Genealogy Society Research Room at 206-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. Tuesday and Friday: Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2 p.m., parking lot across from Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake. 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. Friday and Saturday: Washburn County Historical Society Museum, 102 W. 2nd Ave., Shell Lake, open June through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 715-4682982. • The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room is open for the summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the public. Please call 715-635-7937 or 715-635-6450 with any questions. •••

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Community learning opportunities through Shell Lake Schools

SHELL LAKE — The following learning opportunities are available in Shell Lake. Facilitated through the Shell Lake School District’s Community Education program, the following classes will take place at the Shell Lake High School, 271 Hwy. 63, unless otherwise noted. Please contact coordinator Keri Jensen at 715468-7815, ext. 1337 or for inquiries or registration information. Advanced photo: Moving objects, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 9, 16, 23. This class targets folks who are interested in learning how to use their camera to captivate photos of moving objects. Parents and grandparents — this one’s for you! Catch those awesome moments on camera and celebrate the memories forever. Ideal for folks interested in photographing: athletic events, marching band, kids, pets or any other moving object. Class participants will receive practice through on-site events; class meets at Shell Lake High School. Instructor is Larry Samson, Shell Lake. Fee is $20. Advanced photo: Nature and landscape photography, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28. Captivate the beauty of the natural world that surrounds you. Students will gain expertise in using their camera to capture picture-perfect landscape photos. Still buildings, curious animals, diverse habitats and local scenic spaces will be your subject of study in this class. Class participants will travel via school vehicle to off-site locations. Class meets at the Shell Lake High School. Instructor is Larry Samson. Fee is $25. Storybook DVD, DVD: Tuesday/Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 13-29. Parents, grandparents and kids. Come and put your favorite storybook into a narrated DVD using your voice. Participants will create a personalized movie using pictures from your favorite book and the narration of your voice. Share the love of a favorite story with the loved ones in your life. Class includes the created DVD. Please bring in the book of

your choice. Class meets in the Shell Lake High School computer lab. Instructor is Sara Ducos. DVD: Photo transfer and storage, Tuesday/Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 4-20. Do you have a gazillion photos on your SD card? Is your computer loaded with pictures of precious memories? Don’t wait until your computer crashes. Learn how to preserve your family photos safely by learning how to put them onto a DVD for safe storing. Class meets in the Shell Lake High School computer lab. Instructor is Sara Ducos. Bridge: Beginning Bridge. Friday, 1:303:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26. This class is for absolute beginners and those who have played occasionally but would like to learn the newer structured bidding technique promoted by Audrey Grant, convenient minor. Classes will be held at the Friendship Commons, Shell Lake Senior Center. Cost includes Grant’s book, “Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction.” ACBL Certified instructor Mary Smetana and Joan Quenan. The fee is $20. Bridge: Intermediate Bridge: Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. This class is for those who have completed the beginning Bridge class or have played Bridge before and want to learn further bidding techniques like weak 2’s, preempts, doubles, and overcalls, as well as improve their planning of the play of hands and good defensive leads. Classes will be held at Friendship Commons, Shell Lake Senior Center. Cost includes Audrey Grant’s book, “Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding.” ACBL Certified instructor Mary Smetana and Joan Quenan. Yoga: Gentle yoga for the young at heart. WITC Class No. 64742 Catalog No. 60-807-628. Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sept. 15-Oct. 20. While many people believe you have to be naturally flexible to practice yoga at all, in reality people of all ages and physical conditions can benefit from the practice. Among other things, it can help reduce back and neck pain, lower


Women’s fast-pitch league continues despite heat wave

RICE LAKE — The Tire City/Town & Country Barbershop team made it five wins in a row in Rice Lake Women’s Fastpitch League play, retaining their halfgame first-place lead in the standings. Rice Lake, at four wins, no losses, remained closed behind. Sam Walker had a triple, two singles, and an RBI in TC/TC’s 16-2 win over Cameron. Teammate Jackie Biese had two singles and a like number of runs batted in. Winning pitcher was Megan Stodola. For Cameron and losing pitcher Emily Kruger, McKenna Sevals had a pair of base hits. Allison Gargulak was winning pitcher, and Maddie Wagner took the loss in Rice Lake’s 18-5 win over Cumberland. Allie Theihg had a home run and triple, and Sam Gerland a double and pair of singles to pace the

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blood pressure, and improve one’s energy, strength, flexibility and balance. This will be a fairly slow-moving class that uses a variety of basic postures and stretches performed to each individual’s comfort level. While some standing postures will be included, these can easily be converted to a chair if standing is not appropriate. Seated postures will also take place in a chair, rather than on the floor. Certain breathing techniques can be helpful in lowering blood pressure and reducing stress or the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, and these may also be included if appropriate. Class will finish with a guided relaxation or visualization while seated. While it is fine to sip water or juice during class, please avoid eating for 2-4 hours before class if possible and inform your instructor of any special needs you may have – pretty much anyone can practice yoga, but not all postures are right for everyone. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that

Lawmakers consider new shoreland zoning rules

by Chuck Quirmbach Wisconsin Public Radio MINOQUA - Republican state lawmakers want to look at a rule package pertaining to building projects near surface waters. There’s a hearing on the topic this week in Minocqua. The shoreland zoning rules were a compromise reached during the Doyle administration. In part, the rules spell out what percent of a waterside property can be covered with impervious surfaces like a roof or asphalt driveway to try to limit runoff into the water. But state Rep. Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst says many of his constituents say the rules could do great harm to private property. Tiffany says after the public hearing, there may be some things the

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Rice Lake offense, while Wagner, with a two-RBI single, led the way for Cumberland. Wild Bill’s/Stump Lake Liquor got past Weiser Concrete 12-8, as Kendra Zych outdueled Lily Dettle for the pitching win. Tina Heddinger had the hot bat for Wild Bill’s/Stump Lake with three triples. Also tripling for the winners were Melissa Meyer and Sam Stewart. Stewart in addition had a single. Dettle had two singles good for two runs batted in and scored three times. Her teammate, Dianna Reickenberg, had an RBI single. Weiser was awarded a forfeit victory when Big Sexy’s/Paul’s Pizza Den failed to show up for a scheduled matchup. The Shell Lake team likewise gained a forfeit win due to Big Sexy’s/Paul’s Pizza Den absence. Stellrecht’s Tractor and Auto also chose not to participate according to schedule, giving a forfeit win to the Barron team. — submitted

Golf results

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf Flight III Low gross: Vicki Sigmund 103 Low net: Milda Brainerd 75 Low putts: Vicki Sigmund 32 Chip-ins: Kim Segar No. 8; Janet Jenkins No. 2 9-Hole Winners Flight I Low gross: Myra Traubenik 47 Low net: Bev Grocke 33 Low putts: Myra Traubenik 13

does not restrict their breathing or movement and shoes with grip, such as tennis shoes. This is a perfect class for seniors, people with physical limitations due to illness/injury/surgery, or those who have been inactive for a long period of time and wish to reintroduce activity in a gentle fashion. Classes will be held at Friendship Commons, Shell Lake Senior Center. Instructor is Lorrie Blockhus, Om Sweet Om Yoga. The fee is $28 or $16 for 62-plus. Spanish: Conversational Spanish: WITC Class No. 65289, catalog No. 60802-600. Tuesday/Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Sept. 6-22. This class is designed to improve student’s Spanish language skills in the areas of listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing with a concentration on oral and written communication. Class will be held at the Shell Lake High School. Instructor is Puerto Rico native Peter Ducos. The fee is $52 or $28 for 62-plus. — from Shell Lake Community Ed

Flight II Low gross: Shirley Thurston and Jan Grilley 55 Low net: Martha Matte and Carol McDonnell 35 Low putts: Shirley Thurston 16 Flight III Low gross: Esther Prestegard 61 Low net: Mary Ann Carlson 46 Low putts: Esther Prestegard 17 Birdie: Myra Traubenik No. 17 Chip-in: Myra Traubenik No. 12

DNR can do to “fix the rules” before counties have to finish their implementation of the package in February. But Toni Herkert of the group Wisconsin Lakes says plenty of people had a say about the shoreland regulations when they were hammered out. For example, Herkert says landowners will have options on how to meet the impervious surface limits. She also says the DNR board may be willing to give the counties more time to come up with local ordinances. Part of the reason for the Minocqua hearing is that Republicans are worried they may lose control of the state Senate in the upcoming recall elections. But backers of the shoreland rules say the package had bipartisan support.

SPORTS Gymnastic meeting set

RICE LAKE — Deutsch’s Gymnastics, at 32 South Main Street in Rice Lake, will begin their team season with a meeting on Monday, Aug. 1. The level 4 athlete meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. Levels 5-10 will have their meeting at 6:45 p.m. Athletes are required at attend along with a parents. Interested athletes will need to be a prior UASG athlete or be able to demonstrate skill in accordance to UASG rules and policy. Gymnasts should also bring workout clothing for practice following the meeting. For more information about the team program or any of the other gymnastics classes, call the gym at 715-234-8288 or log on at — from Deutsch’s Gymnastics

Spooner Ladies Golf

Ladies Hope for a Cure First: Penny Schroeder, Carol Fields, Susan Tenney, Danya Case 33 Second: Midge Kremer,

Penny Cuskey, Pam Petry, Nancy Mommsen 33 Third: Linda Nichols, Connie Lien, Shirley Richards, Jill Dalstrom 34




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Area teams compete in Cumberland Tourney

Shell Lake 2 team back row (L to R): Coach Shane Williams, coach Kyle Balts and coach David Parish had a great group of fifth- and sixth-graders players to work with. Middle: Jordyn Monson, Madison LaFave and Madeline Hopke. Front: Bailee Hanson, Emily Parish, Hope Balts and Kylie Williams. Missing from the photo: KayDe Bontekoe and Greta Stellrecht played in the game but left before the photo was taken.

(L to R) back row: Coach Dan Kevan, coach Jason Schroeder, coach Clayton Steines and coach Chuck Lavine coached a fun and successful season of fifth- and sixth-grade players. Middle, Shell Lake 1 team members Grace Christensen, Grace Anderson, Gina McSweeney, Hailey Christensen, Rachel Kidder, Cassidy Schroeder and Savannah Soltis. Front: Kaelin Laub, Meredith Kevan, Heidi Steines, Cheyenne Carlson and Lanae Paulson.

Meredith Kevan and Grace Anderson hug coach Kevan as Savanna Soltis high-fives Coach Schroeder after their 7-5 come-from-behind win over Chetek. As the underdogs in this game, they rose up trailing 4-2 to win against a very fast pitcher.

Shell Lake 5, Spooner 6 Photos by Larry Samson

Spooner catcher Lexi Pfaff comes off the plate to tag out Shell Lake runner Bailee Hanson as she listened to her coach who sent her home. Shell Lake lost a close 6-5 game to the undefeated Spooner team.

It is a 2-3 play as pitcher Emily Parish throws to first baseman Madison LaFave for the out at first.

Shell Lake 7, Chetek 5

Meredith Kevan slides into second base ahead of the throw at second. Forget about the name on her jersey, she forgot her jersey after a sleepover and had to borrow an extra one from a friend.

Cheyenne Carlson makes the tying run, and Cassidy Schroeder makes the winning run, as they cross the plate after Schroeder’s home-run hit.


People you should know


Jared Kidder Kidder was born and raised

in Shell Lake. His first job was when he was 13 and purchased a John Deere lawn mower, started advertising and mowed lawns all summer long. When he reached 16, you could see him driving his tractor all over Shell Lake. It was not uncommon for him to put five miles a day on his lawn mower. As he got older that business developed into some 60 lawns and several landscaping jobs a week, and he even hired on some help. Kidder graduated from Shell Lake High School. He was a

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Full name, age: Jared Kidder, 30 Family: Wife – Em, Children – Chance, Chase and one on the way! Occupation: Sales manager at Larsen Auto Center Spooner Washburn County resident since: Born here in 1981 Hobbies/interests: Kidder is a very active person. He spends a lot of time working on the Washburn County Fair, he has about 15 cows he keeps at his parents home, and he has a big collection of John Deere items. Claim to fame: Sells John Deere items on e-Bay. My favorite sport to play: Wrestling

Favorite sport to watch: Brewers baseball Place I would most like to visit: The John Deere Museum The person I most admire: “My dad, the most understanding, generous and hardest-working person I ever met.” Best movie I ever saw: “The Undefeated” - John Wayne Favorite movie line: “I taught you what to do when the snow comes, how to survive in a blizzard. I taught you how to deal with men, but women, nobody knows what’s on a woman’s mind.“ – “The Undefeated” (1969) Favorite TV show: “Andy Griffith”

member of the wrestling team and FFA team. With a natural salesperson talent, Kidder began working at the Larsen Auto Center in Spooner and quickly excelled to be a sales manager. Not only does he pride himself in integrity, but also in the love of the community. Kidder is serving as the advertising chairman for the Washburn County Fair, which is celebrating its 100th year. He has a true love for the fair and expresses it in his statement here, “I want kids in Washburn County to have some of the best days of their childhood by being part of the Washburn County Fair and knowing that I had a part in that. Some of my best memories as a kid were at the Washburn County Fair, and I am ever grateful for those who made it possible when I was a kid. Now it’s my turn and duty to give it to today’s kids.” Music I listen to: Classic country Favorite Stooge: Curly Last book I read: “Billy the Kid, A Short and Violent Life” Favorite dish: BBQ ribs My friends would describe me as: Super energetic. “Some of my friends call me 220. They are referring to electricity - I have much more energy than 110. The rest of my friends call me the Energizer bunny.” My first job was: Lawn mowing business I started in Shell Lake I’d like to be remembered for: “I would like to be remembered for my honesty and integrity in my everyday dealings in my career.”

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Less money available to help pay for summer utility costs

by Teresa Shipley Wisconsin Public Radio STATEWIDE - Low-income residents in Wisconsin might have a hard time getting assistance for their summertime bills. The major nonprofit that helps with utilities can’t meet the demand for its services. Wisconsin gets money from a federal program to help the poor pay for heat. But it doesn’t have a program designed to help with summertime cooling costs. It’s a gap partially filled by the nonprofit Energy Services. Each year it distributes about $33 million in aid to low-income households to help with utility bills, no matter the season. But director Tim Brewer says rising fuel


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more. There are three weeks of jazz every summer at the Shell Lake Arts Center, as well as many other camps in art, singing, classical music, music theater and dance. For more information or to register for a workshop call the center at 715-468-2414, or visit their Web site at — from SLAC

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sources, to help probably 10 to 15 of those households a day.” Congress is currently debating whether to cut in half the amount of federal dollars used for low-income utility assistance. Brewer says if that happens, fewer Wisconsin residents will be able to afford their bills. A spokesman for Madison Gas and Electric says most utility companies are willing to work with low-income households to develop a payment plan and avoid being disconnected.

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Dog show results

Laura Richey and Nanani are returning first-place First place and best of show in the grade eight winners in the novice class. The dog show, held First place and best of show in the grades three and up prenovice WERE Lisa Pederson and her toy Monday, July 25, is the kickoff to the 2011 Washburn through seven prenovice was Brynn Nowaczyk with poodle, Charlie. County Fair. The fair is 100 years young this year her Border collie, Daylin. with many special events to help celebrate.

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

I’m not sure where I should start with all I have to tell, I’m not sure we’re a shelter but more like a pet hotel. It seems that there is someone new who’s checking in each day, We must be running a nice place for they all seem to stay. Cats we’re up to 33, they think the food is great, Perhaps that’s why a few of them are slightly overweight. The 21 dogs rooming here, all say they must agree, The care’s the best, the place so clean, you will not find a flea. But wait we’re not a pet hotel, we’re glad you’re so content, A home is where you want to be and all your time is spent. Each one of you are special and deserve the very best, We’re happy to have met you, you’ve been a delightful guest. But now it’s time for you to go, another’s checking in. Hooray you’ve been adopted, and today your life begins.

Dogs for adoption: 2-year-old male chocolate Lab/rott mix; 4-year-old large neutered black/silver malamute/shepherd mix; 4-1/2-month-old female black Lab mix pup; 1-year-old neutered black Lab; 5-year-old female shar pei mix; 9month-old male collie/rott mix; 3-year-old brindle male pit bull; 9-month-old 3legged terrier/boxer/shepherd mix, Capt. Jack; 1-year-old female white boxer mix and her six 6-week-old pups; and two 8-week-old boxer mix pups. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female black/white shorthair; 11-week-old female shorthair tortie and dilute calico; 1-year-old spayed brown/white shorthair Abyssinian mix; two 9-week-old black male shorthair kittens; 2-1/2-month-old male shorthair black/brown tiger; 5-month-old male tan/white shorthair; 5month-old black shorthair; 3-year-old all-white neutered medium hair; 1-year-old neutered shorthair Siamese mix; 4-year-old female Birman and many new kittens from 6-9 weeks old. Strays include: 3-month-old fawn female pug/Chihuahua mix found on Hwy. 63 in Shell Lake.

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July 18 – I witnessed a tattered female monarch butterfly laying eggs on milkweed located in the vegetable garden in Minong. It was a scorching day and I was surprised to see a flutter by. July 19 – Patti Gardner, Happy Tonics donor from Pennsylvania, visited the nonprofit’s visitors center in Minong. She brought some handmade greeting cards that her daughter, Amber Marlow, made and donated to Happy Tonics. In recent years, Patti, Amber, and family have visited the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake. Patti comes to Wisconsin to attend the annual Honor the Earth Powwow and to visit her father at Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. This year she picked up her German aunt who flew to Duluth, Minn., and Patti drove her to the powwow. Patti stated that her aunt of 73 years of age has now fulfilled a lifelong dream of attending a powwow. After a beautiful day of showing Patti the native habitat at the Hospitality House in Minong and after saying goodbye to my butterfly friend, all of a sudden, things took a turn for the worse. Patti and her husband, Ron, headed back to Hayward and I turned on the radio when I returned home only to hear a tor-

nado warning advising folks to go to the lower level of a home to wait out the hail and serious thunderstorm. Well, I am here again to tell you lightning can strike twice! And some more large branches of Chinese elms came down on my back property. Patti made it back to Hayward safely. July 20 – Received a package from JoAnn Flanagan, board member in Oregon, Ohio. JoAnn made and donated beautiful small butterfly fabric gift bags. These will be suitable for gift packaging for special butterfly jewelry and milkweed seed that Happy Tonics sells. She also included butterfly and herbal theme fabric. I will share these with two elder donors, Myrna Atkinson and Mable Perry, who make fabric art for Happy Tonics Visitors Centers. July 21 - Monarch monitoring tip from Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: “When your milkweed plants are close to blooming (or in bloom), make sure to check the buds, as eggs and small caterpillars can often be found there.” Fresh Start youth visited Happy Tonics Visitors

RIGHT: First place and best of show in the graduate novice class was Jill Butenhoff. This is the highest class to compete in.

Photos by Larry Samson

Wa s h bu r n C ou n t y Register Center recently. They came with cupcakes in hand to share with volunteer staff. The vegetable garden is growing nicely at the home Fresh Start is building at the corner of 7th and 2nd in Shell Lake. Happy Tonics was pleased to assist with garden fence thanks to a grant from Leopold Education and Pheasants Forever. Fresh Start youth and supervisors stopped by the visitors center on July 21 to evaluate a project that Happy Tonics wants assistance with at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. July 23 – Debora Healey was clearing downed limbs on the Minong property when she noticed a lot of bees flying around and that they had a ground nest. I was thrilled to discover that they were a colony of Bombus ternarius bumblebees. Two sections of their abdomen are rust color. The bumbles were enjoying nectar and collecting pollen from the yellow flowers of St. John’s wort. I have often wondered where the bumblebees lived on the back property and now I know. July 30, 3 p.m. – Environmental Film Fest at Shell Lake Friendship Commons, 118 4th Ave. Film:

Butterfly Corner • Mary Ellen Ryall

JoAnn Flanagan with a monarch butterfly. Butterflies can taste with their feet. — Photo submitted

“Blue Gold.” This film is important. Water is being bought up by individuals and countries and also privatized by corporations around the world. Film documents who is buying up water rights in poor countries. Refreshments. Tour of Lakes and Pines Girl Scout container gardens. The free event is made possible by a grant from Leopold Education and Pheasants Forever.



by Marian Furchtenicht

Folks are enjoying the cooler weather. Gardens are doing well and are starting to produce fresh green beans, cukes, peas, onions and cherry tomatoes. Fresh raspberries and blueberries are being enjoyed, too. Soybeans and cornfields are looking good. Corn is tasseling out, with a couple of rains along with the heat and humidity it gave them quite a growth spurt. The plants didn’t even wilt during those hot days. Jan Rielfeldt and Jeff Johnston returned last week from a three-week trip visiting friends and family in Sheboygan. They camped at Kohlar Andrea State Park on Lake Michigan that was really nice while there. Visitors at Jan and Jeff’s were Charlie and Robin Kruegar, Hudson, while they were up at their cabin here. Jacki and Seth Reynolds and new baby Jordon of Rice Lake visited Aunt Jan Sunday evening. Dan and Heather Ripplinger’s, 5-yearold son, Bryan, went with Grandma and Grandpa, Dan’s parents. They drove to New Mexico and spent a week visiting Dan’s sister. Ericka Hutton and children Lainy and Chane from Texas are here. Last Sunday evening, Matt and Christi Krantz, Drake, Teegan and Ellie Mae from Chippewa Falls and Grandma Mary Krantz joined them at Greg and Sue Krantz’s for supper. They took supper into Shell Lake to grandparents, Hugh and Sue Smith. Sunday evening Erica and kids were supper guests at Lee and Jan Prill’s in Shell Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Riesberg from Ohio (winter in Arizona), visited his old neighborhood Wednesday. He grew up where the Tom Elliotts now live. He visited them, the Anton Freys and Virginia Stodola and drove around by Ripley Lake. They were on the way to their daughter’s in Farmington, Minn. Judy Stodola visited Virginia on Tuesday and Friday. She brought out lunch both days. Willie and Vicki Lombard had his mom, Dort, out from Terraceview Living Center, his sister, Sue Mill, Menomonie, and sister Frannie and her friend, home from Wasilla, Alaska, for dinner on Thursday evening. Terraceview Living Center brought two van loads of residents to the Backwoods Campground on Wednesday to listen to the polka music by Ray Rubenzer that they really enjoyed. Theresa Sigmund was with them. A speedy get-well wish to her. She had fallen and broken her wrist and a couple of days later fell

Hazardous waste, electronics and medication collection event

Almost every home and farm contains hazardous products, or products that can harm human and animal health or the environment if improperly handled. Such products include those used in cleaning, home improvements, lawn and garden care, farming, automotive care and hobbies. Each year, exposure or accidents involving hazardous household products injure thousands of people. Because of the dangers they pose, these products require special awareness, handling and disposal. In order to protect our health and the environment, every consumer should know how to properly use, store, and dispose of hazardous household products. The Northwest Regional Planning Commissions NW Cleansweep Household Hazardous Waste Collection program promotes the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials by educating consumers to:

again breaking the other wrist so both are in casts. She was in good humor though and got out and danced with Mavis Schlapper. Gene and Carlotta Romsos had a lot of company up a week ago. Relatives from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The kids attended day camp at Hunt Hill. On the weekend there were 35 there for a cousins weekend. The kids learned to water-ski at Hunt Hill, which they really enjoyed. With the heat, the folks around Big Ripley are moving slower, but the bears are staying active. Residents are now seeing them in their yards several times a week. Les and Sandy Vogt took friends from the Twin Cities to the Forts Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous on Saturday. Although they had many trees fall during the July 1 storm, none of the exhibits in the fur traders fort and buildings, the Indian village and the traps and clay oven exhibits were damaged. They watched blacksmithing, fur tanning, tomahawk throwing, bread baking and other demonstrations by lots of friendly volunteers dressed in period homespun and leather clothing. Add tasting fry bread and maple syrup candy, and you have a great way to experience history. Elfreda West went with daughter Janet Donetell and her daughter, Jennie Hastreiter, and daughter Nora to the musical “Kids from Wisconsin” held at the Rice Lake High School. Reporting it was very good. Joe and Deb Elbe returned Saturday night after a 1,600-mile two-week trip west on their motorcycle. Report hot weather but didn’t rain on them, an enjoyable trip. Roger and Casey Furchtenicht attended Farm Tech Days near Marshfield on Tuesday. Rocky Furchtenicht and Elaine Ryan took that in on Wednesday. A week ago Saturday, Corey and Craig Furchtenicht went with Brandon and Danelle Parker to attend Ryan and Kathy Butterfield’s wedding at Holcombe. My sister, Sharon, and Merle Wilber, Webster, stopped by en route home from her appointment in Rice Lake on Wednesday and had lunch with me. Wednesday evening, my grandson, Brady Marschall, came out and had supper with me. Mary Krantz visited me one afternoon. Thursday Mavis Schlapper had Gloria Frey, Bev Helmer, Elfreda West and I over for noon luncheon and a great visit. Sunday, Elfreda West and I visited Janet Single at the Spooner Nursing Home and found her doing OK, having • identify and avoid potentially hazardous products; • buy only what is needed, use it completely or share leftovers with someone who can use it; • recycle those materials that can be recycled; • dispose of leftover or unwanted products through hazardous-waste collection facilities; • choose to buy the least hazardous product to get the job done. Burnett County will be hosting its last special mobile hazardous-waste collection of the summer and all area residents are encouraged to participate. The products being accepted free of charge to households are: oil-based paints and stains, antifreeze, pesticides and herbicides, batteries (all types except regular alkaline and vehicle), household cleaners, old gasoline, cell phones and aerosols. There will be a nominal charge for items such as fluorescent and high-density light bulbs, and oil filters. Businesses and farmers are also encouraged to participate in these summer events. The service is free to farmers wishing to dis-

therapy but can’t put any weight on her leg for several weeks yet. Husband Bob visits her every day. Tami Dennis visited her one day. Casey Furchtenicht is with his Boy Scout “51” at Camp Phillips in Haugen this week. Brad Drost retired from Washburn County Health and Human Services in Shell Lake as an accounting clerk after 11 years there, having started after retiring from the Air Force. A retirement party was held for him at the Elliott Building on Thursday. Now he’s looking forward to more golfing and fishing. Congratulations and the best is wished for you, Brad. Mavis Schlapper met son Wayne, Stevens Point, halfway in Thorp Sunday morning for breakfast and returned his cat she had been keeping for him. Then she stopped in Elk Mound and had lunch at daughter Pam’s. An Evening Back in Time, an old-fashioned picnic, country music, horse and wagon, bocce ball, beanbag toss, cakewalk, ice-cream social will be held at Hunt Hill Saturday, Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m. To make reservations, go online to or call 715-635-6543. The Sarona Methodist Church got new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. It is really nice. New carpeting for the sanctuary and downstairs is next, getting all

shaped up for the 100th reunion Aug. 27 and 28. See you at the Washburn County Fair this week, lots of things to enjoy at their 100-year-old celebration and at the Vet Cemetery to see the wall that starts Thursday evening at 7 p.m. south of Spooner. A happy birthday is wished for Mary Marschall, Mary Schmelke, Betty Colberg, Don Tobias and Mary Jo Morenel, July 28; Lenora Rouse and Debra Green, July 29; Emily Pfluger, July 30; Julie Sauer, Mark Benjamin and Junior Stephen, July 31; Karen Ullom, Swanee Wennerberg, Gene Parker and Stephan Skow, Aug. 1; Donna Pokorny, Debbie West, Joanne Milton, Sue Ellen LaVeau, Vicki Lyons, Ben Elliott, Justin Hemshrot, and Wyatt Daniel Whitney who will turn 5, on Aug. 2; Darlene Johnachek, Judy Gagner Schroeder and Mark Oberstar, Aug. 3; and happy 100th to the Spooner fair. A happy anniversary to Lin and Sue Weathers, Ray and Sue Heilborn and Ray and Elaine Norton, July 30; Tristan and Jennie Kubista Joslin, Tom and Dayle Ricci, Aug. 1; Matt and Christi Krantz, Aug. 2; Ronnie and Linda Christiansen and Tom and Barb Degner, Aug. 3. Have a good one!

Spanish language and culture immersion camp for adults at Hunt Hill

SARONA — Have you always wanted to learn Spanish for fun for travel or business reasons? Now is your chance. A Spanish language and culture immersion camp for adults will be held Sunday-Friday, Aug. 14-19, at Hunt Hill in Sarona. Participants look forward to a schedule of daily language lessons, afternoon games and music, authentic Spanish meals, daily happy hour with cultural cooking classes and nightly cultural programs for a true language and culture immersion. Immersion participants are divided into small groups based on language skill levels. Student-instructor ratio is no more than 8 to 1. In order to provide a richer experience for participants, enrollment will be limited to 30 students. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The language camp director and instructors are all native Spanish speakers,

from Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Costa Rico, who are excited to share their culture and language. Hunt Hill sits on 400 acres of varied habitats, glacial lakes, tamarack bogs, restored prairie and forests, and has all amenities located directly on-site. Guests can watch for eagles and loons down at their private waterfront, investigate several miles of local trails, and explore the beauty and peacefulness of this special piece of property. The main camp features dorm-style overnight accommodations, a rustic library with fieldstone fireplace, outdoor seating for soaking in the warm sun and homecooked meals in the dining hall. Deadline to register is Friday, July 29. For more information, go to spanish-immersion-camp/. — from Hunt Hill

pose of agricultural-related chemicals, with a nominal fee imposed for businesses. Registration is strongly encouraged for both businesses and farmers. Please call Jen at 715-635-2197 to register. The event is on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Burnett County Highway Shop on Hwy. 70 in Siren. The collection will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Both Burnett and Washburn County residents may utilize these collections, they are not restricted to the county residents in which the event is held. To be eligible to use these collections you need only be a resident of one of the nine counties the program serves which are: Washburn, Burnett, Sawyer, Rusk, Taylor, Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas or Price. Residents of other counties should call Jen at 715-635-2197 for possible options. Items not accepted at this event: latex paint (nonhazardous and must be dried out and disposed of with regular garbage), waste oil, ammunition and explosives, asbestos, automotive batteries, televisions and tires; please call Jen for locations in Burnett and Washburn counties. At this Saturday collec-

tion event, electronic items as well as appliances will be collected for recycling. There is no cost to recycle either item. Items include VCRs, DVDs, DVRs and computer equipment including fax machines and scanners. This is an absolutely wonderful opportunity for area residents to get rid of old equipment for free, while keeping it out of our landfill. There will also be a medications collection at this event. This is a free collection and residents are strongly encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring items into the collection event. Both over-the-counter and prescription medication will be accepted. Please call Jen with any questions on the above collection event, and for prices on fee items; her number is 715-635-2197. There is one more collection event this year in our area and it will be held in Spooner on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hazardous waste storage site located near the Washburn County Humane Society and food pantry. Call Jen with questions at 715635-2197, or e-mail her at

Earth notes • Jen Barton


Barronett by Judy Pieper

It’s been a pretty slow week here in Barronett. The biggest news is, I think, that we finally got some relief from the heat. When the temperature was in the 90s, it was hard just walking to the post office. I can’t imagine what the farmers and other outdoor workers were contending with. Even the animals had to be suffering from the heat. We stopped by the Lehmann farm and the poor cows were standing in their stalls panting. That kind of heat has to be hard on just about everything. Well not everything, I guess. The garden grew like mad. The blueberries and raspberries are ripening beautifully. This is the first year we are getting blueberries and Duane and Rick Theese are anxiously waiting for me to bake a pie. If you drive past Rick and Robin Theese’s place, take a look at the neat wagon they built to display and sell their produce. It has steel wheels painted red, a wooden box, and a red fabric top. It’s built sort of like a buckboard. I guess I can’t describe it right, you’ll just have to see it for yourself. Benn Votel has started a new outdoor business here in downtown Barronett, which he calls Benn’s Sales. Benn goes all over buying estates, and has beautiful glassware, antiques, collectibles and all kinds of household goods. You might have noticed that he was here the week before last too, during the motorcycle poker run. He told us that he will be set-

ting up in the same spot, by the caboose, every other Saturday during the summer. Stop by, visit with Benn, and check out the really nice bargains he has. Barronett Civic Club members will be sponsoring a poker run this Saturday, July 30. Riders are planning to meet at Barronett Bar at 10 a.m. for breakfast, then to Bourbon’s Bar in Cumberland for registration at noon. There will be several stops to pick up poker hands, and the run will end at Backwoods Saloon and Whitetail Ridge Campground where there will be food and live music. Proceeds from the run will be used for new bleachers at the Barronett Community Center. Club members want you to know that you don‘t necessarily have to be a motorcycle rider to participate in the run, everyone is welcome. So, hop on your motorcycle, or in your car, truck or Jeep, and come on over to join the fun. We met our new grandson this week and, let me tell you, he is absolutely perfect. He was born last Saturday, you know, and his name is Wrigley Michael Marsh. Wrigley and his parents, Jim and Sumer, are doing just fine. His sisters, Jensyn, Maddy and Olivia, are thrilled with the new little guy. I’m afraid it is going to be a quite a while before we’ll be able to sneak him out of the house for a few hours so that we can spoil him. Jensyn Marsh will be celebrating her 17th birthday this Saturday, July 30. Man,

they certainly grow up fast, don’t they? Seems like it wasn’t all that long ago that she was Wrigley’s size. Hope you have a very happy birthday, Jensyn. Dillon Snowbank celebrated his 19th birthday this past Sunday. I think we probably embarrassed him at church that morning when we sang “Happy Birthday” to him. Hope the rest of his day went better. Jean Odden celebrated a birthday this week, too, on July 23. I had a nice long chat with her that day, and she and Milt seem to love their new home in Rice Lake. She said that they are getting a new manager at their apartment complex, and that it sounds as though there will be lots more activities for the residents. We certainly miss Jean and Milt here in Barronett. It was so nice to be able to stop at their shop for top-quality Scandinavian gifts — and to visit with them, of course. Ah well, I’m really glad that they are enjoying retirement. If you would like to donate anything to send to our soldiers overseas, now is the time to do it. Shirley Overvig said that she will be sending out the items donated at Barronett Lutheran the week before school starts. If you need ideas on things to donate, there is a huge list at the church. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Try to stay cool. See you next week.

was sent to Europe where they sent the infantrymen into the Battle of the Bulge. They suffered from the cold and from enemy action. He described it as “a frontrow seat in hell.” Bennett hated war ever after. He said, “Anybody who thinks that war is romantic obviously has not been through one.” When he returned home he was set on his singing career. He began recording and singing using the stage name Tony Bari. He began as a crooner. Pearl Bailey asked him to open for her in Greenwich Village. He sang on the first Johnny Carson “Tonight Show.” He was among the distinguished guests, Rudy Valee, Bob Hope, Mel Brooks and Joan Crawford. Carson kidded him about the rather bare set they had for him, and Bennett told him, “It’s not how you start it, it’s how you finish.” Hope said he needed to change his name. Tony told him his real name and Hope said to use that and shorten his last name. That’s what he did and he went on the road with Hope. He signed with Mitch Miller to Columbia Records, and sang “Because of You,” words by Arthur Hammerstein, music by Dudley Wilkinson (1940). It was a hit. He sang, “Without a Song,” words by Billy Rose and Edward Elisco, and music by Vincent Youmans (1929) from the musical, “Great Day.” He recorded “Rags to Riches” with Columbia Records, written in 1953, with words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (1953). It was a big hit, international, on top of the charts in England, and it sold 2 million records. Other hits followed during the 1950s and 1960s. He did some albums, “The Beat of My Heart,” and “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings” and in 1962, his wonderful signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” words and music by Douglass A. Cross. He introduced it at the Fairmont Hotel in 1962. His Columbia recording sold 3 million records and received two Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the best popular record and the best vocal performance by a male vocalist. Bennett went to the Fairmont believing it would be his last public performance. His advisors had been trying to get him to do rock and roll and told him not to sing the old-time songs, but he took a 10year-old song and sang it his way. They told him not to record it, but he did.

He sang with his own crooning style but chose songs by American writers like Cole Porter and George Gershwin and even the country song, “Cold, Cold Heart,” by Hank Williams (1951). Sung in Bennett’s ballad style, a million records were sold. Some other favorites were “Blue Velvet,” words and music by Wayne and Lee Morris (1951), and “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” words by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren (1933). Bennett was on the road too much and, like many other performers, had personal problems. He had definite problems. He had married Patricia Beech on Feb. 12, 1952. They had two boys, D’Andrea (Danny) and Daegal (Dae). He and Patricia split up in 1965. They divorced. On Dec. 29, 1971, Bennett married Sandra Grant. They had two girls and then separated. They were divorced in 2007. Then on June 21, 2007, he married Susan Crowe. She is quite a bit younger than Bennett. He enjoys performing, but he takes time to enjoy life with his wife and his four grown children. Bennett had begun his downhill journey in the ‘60s, with addiction to drugs, and he went all the way to the bottom. The IRS was after him for back taxes. He faced foreclosure on his home in Los Angeles. He got help. It took some time, but it was his boys who brought him out of it. Danny was in the business side of the music industry. He became his manager and guided his father back, and encouraged him to sing the American songs he loved, not to try to keep up with current fads. Bennett came back and has been singing ever since all the wonderful old songs. He makes 100 to 200 personal appearances a year. At every performance he sings one song without the microphone, telling his audience you can use your voice like a musical instrument. As the lyrics say, “who could ask for anything more?” And, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” They say he sold 50 million records. He got 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, appeared on many television shows and was named an AKA Jazz Master. He was honored at the Kennedy Center for his fabulous career and his unique contribution to the music scene in the nation. His paintings are valuable. He signs his name on his paintings, Benedetto.

Area Writer’s corner

The great and fantastic singer: Tony Bennett

by Mary B. Olsen He’s been called the best singer in the business, and he earned that title and continues to hold it in the present time. Tony Bennett has been on top, down on the bottom, and rose again in a career singing for the public starting for him when he was 10 years old. Some artists have admired his paintings and one artist said he “holds up very well as a painter.”‘ He has often told people, “All I want to do is paint and sing for the rest of my life.” Bennett was born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., on Aug. 3, 1926. His family had their origin in Italy. His name was Anthony Dominick Benedetto. He said they came from a mountain village, and were poor but they had that genial quality that made everyone in the village their friend. Folks said his grandfather would sing every morning so loudly that his voice carried down the mountainside so people in other villages could hear him. In New York, like so many people, they struggled raising a family during the Great Depression. His father was a grocer but he was not well so they depended on the mother’s work as a seamstress to make ends meet. His father died when Bennett was 10. He took jobs to help out. His mother was paid about one cent a dress, and she worked so hard, he felt he should do all he could to make her life easier. Singing was important to the family. He said his family was raised on Enrico Caruso. He and his brother often sang like Caruso. Bennett took jobs open to boys, and even worked as a singing waiter. He attended the High School of Industrial Arts in Manhattan where he studied painting and music. He was skilled at drawing and loved painting all his life. The school was supposed to be for young people who didn’t fit in, but should have some kind of trade. He left school at 16. He sang publicly whenever and wherever he could, improving his skills and following the styles of singers like Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. He liked jazz and found show tunes and standard songs and he enjoyed singing them in his own way. There was a war going on. In 1944 Bennett was drafted into the infantry. He

Academic news

RIVER FALLS - The UW-River Falls spring semester dean’s list honoring 1,374 students has been released by Registrar Daniel Vande Yacht. The following area students have been named to the list: Sarona Alexa M. Torza, business administration; Shell Lake Paula M. Burton, health and human performance Kayla B. Hillman, psychology Tyler J. Latz, communication studies Kenna R. Organ, biology; Spooner Colin Carlton, preprofessional Gabrielle R. Griffith, communicative disorders. – submitted

Everything is in FULL COLOR online The county fair

by Larry Phillipson, Amery We look at the sky and hope it don’t rain, It’s time for the county fair to open again.

It seems that since this time last year, Time has flown by and now the time is here. The 4-H clubs have numerous displays Of projects they have readied to show today.

There are samples of produce from gardens to show, Each item grown with utmost of heart and soul. The pigs, chickens and cows are groomed to a tee. Cats and dogs shown by owners for all to see. There are horses and foals groomed to a sheen, It seems they are the best that you’ve ever seen.

Then it is a visit to the corn dog stand, Hamburgers and brats, the best in the land. There is something about the fragrance in the air, That nothing can compete with the county fair.

There are rides, especially the Ferris wheel, And others that are fun with a thrilling, scary feel. Over on the stage performing is a local band, Playing music to entertain their numerous fans.

There is always so much to see and do, That it takes a constant move the whole day through.

With the fun and excitement that can be had there, We look forward to attend our annual, fun county fair. Editor’s Note: Larry Phillipson is a songwriter, author and a poet laureate

Dewey Country by Pauline Lawrence

Oh what a relief we have today. Yes, so far there is no humid weather and it’s great. A person couldn’t live without airconditioning, could they? At least we aren’t as dry as Texas and Oklahoma with no feed for our bossies. Hopefully those Texas and Oklahoma people will get some much-needed rain. Happy birthday to Steve Friendt Sr., Logan Hile and Mike Roberts on their special day, July 28. Many more to each of you. July 28, birthday wishes go out to Ellianna Lauterbach when she turns 1 year old. Have a wonderful day. July 29, birthday wishes go out to Sydnie Anderson on her special day with many more to come. Happy anniversary to Tim and Sue Pederson on their special day, July 30. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday wishes go out to Emily Pfluger on her special day, July 30. Have a great day. July 31, a very happy birthday to a special nephew who turns 54 years old and has a wonderful day planned. Yes, it’s a wonderful day for Jim Quam. Aug. 1, happy birthday to Emma Stellrecht and to Sue Ellen LaVeau. Have a wonderful day you two. Happy anniversary to Jerry and Donna Hines when they celebrate 52 years together on Aug. 1. Onward to another 52 years together. Happy anniversary to Justin and Nicole Hoffman as they celebrate together on Aug. 1. Many more to you.

Library news

by Beth Carlson, director Adult summer reading program winners Adults 18 years and older can join the adult summer reading program. Read or listen to a book and turn in a reading sheet to enter the weekly drawing. Winners for the last two weeks were Shirley Hile and Roxane Pettit. Hile won a $10 gift certificate to Lakeview Bar and Grill, and Petit won a $10 gift certificate to My Favorite Things. Winners also receive a canvas library book bag. Reminder The summer is winding down, and with that comes the end of our summer reading programs. The teen program ends Friday, July 29; the children’s and adults ends Friday, Aug. 26. Congratulations to 39 children who have successfully reached their reading goals so far this summer. Museum passes Want to visit a zoo or museum this summer for summer vacation? Check out a free pass at the library. The library has purchased memberships to the Lake Superior Zoo and the Duluth Children’s Museum and is lending those passes out on a first-come first-served basis to patrons with a Shell Lake Public Library card in good standing. The Duluth Children’s Museum pass may not be used at the Science Museum and Children’s Museum in St. Paul, Minn. At this time, the museum association is unable to transfer our passes to museums other than the Duluth Children’s Museum. Call the library for more information at 715-4682074. Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi 24/7. No passwords needed. Signal reaches around the block. Story hour Library Fun For Little Ones is every

Happy anniversary to Tom and Lois Hodgson as they celebrate together Aug. 2 with many more to come. Happy birthday to Joanne Dahlstrom, Mark Knoop, and Ashlyn Mitchell, all celebrating their special day Aug. 2. Happy birthday to Jeff Redding and also to Bill Forrestal on Aug. 3. Have a great day, guys. Friday night, Jane and Rick Lauterbach and Jan Lauterbach, along with Warren and Marie Quam, enjoyed a German dinner up in Hayward. Marie says it was delicious. Congratulations to Senior Master Sgt. David E. Lawrence who will be retiring from the Air Force on Friday, Aug. 19. The family will be living in North Carolina, building a new home before long. Cindy is all set with a job and David is undecided but has a number of choices. Way to go! This past week I had some problems. Yes, it was a skunk and I found out later as it was getting dark. I feed some cats on my patio and as it got to be dark I looked out and here I found a skunk eating my cats’ food. I shooed it away, and believe me no more food is going out. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Bob and Marie Lawrence visited Bob and Kris on Monday. Tuesday, Bob and Kris visited Tom and Shari Lindlo of Fort Wayne. Tom and Bob were childhood friends. Wednesday, Bob Garcia and Pam Pomykala visited Bob and Kris. Wednesday evening Bob and Kris enjoyed supper at Tony’s. Thursday Bob and Kris


were in Eau Claire for an appointment and later visited Bob’s sister, Nancy Leazott, and also stopped in Rice Lake. Friday, Marv and Bryan Knoop visited with Bob and Kris and Bob visited Elmer Talbert. Saturday, Greg and Cherie Dorweiler and Emily visited Bob and Kris. Sunday the Lakeview UMC had a picnic for all. Table Talk: What is one thing you cannot give up in your life? Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. Son Richy is busy hauling big bales home. I think he said it would take three days to haul them home. He usually gets 14 big bales on a load. I’ve been picking raspberries. It looks like a bumper crop. Jim Toll tells us his son, Dave, was up for the weekend doing lots of odd jobs. Tammy is now going to hatch peacocks, which I hear are hard to raise. Sandy Atkinson tells us her daughter, Lisa Otto, and her granddaughter, Margie, are visiting them. Tuesday Sandy Redding had a checkup in Eau Claire. Robyn and Robin Major got back from their cruise and also Dawn and Bill Kane got home after a week’s vacation. Saturday Sandy Redding went by Comstock to see former employees from her work. Talking with Evelyn Melton, we find they went to their granddaughter’s wedding Saturday. It’s congratulations to Sarah Melton and Jeff Chandler who

were married at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner. They went to the Cornerstone Church for their reception. We wish the newlyweds many happy years together. Cecil Melton got out of the hospital on Friday after spending 5-1/2 days there. Good to know you’re on the mend, Cecil. Talking with Diane Hulleman we find she baby-sat from Wednesday through Saturday. During the week two friends from the new Lakeview Medical Center came to see her and they enjoyed coffee. Diane also went to a retirement party for Mary Thull. She enjoyed a big turkey supper at Ginny’s and along the way picked some raspberries, making four batches of jam. On Sunday, she enjoyed the potluck picnic held at the Lakeview church. Shirley Stellrecht called with some news. She said she was just getting ready to go out to her garden, which is down by the lake she has. Well, it’s a good thing she looked out, as she saw a bear go right in the lake for a good five minutes swimming. It then got out of the water and moseyed off into the woods. Gosh, Shirley, you’ll have to start charging a fee to swim in your lake. Don Denotter broke some ribs recently and is in the hospital with pneumonia. Please keep Donnie in your special thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

Monday, Aug. 1: Pork chop in mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, cranberry compote, rye bread, butter, beverages. Tuesday, Aug. 2: Chicken parmigiana with marinara over pasta, brownie, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Hamburger with whole-wheat bun and fixings, potato salad, V8 juice, ice-cream sandwich,

milk, coffee. Thursday, Aug. 4: Savory beef stew, baking-powder biscuit, crisp corn salad, fruited gelatin dessert, milk, coffee. Friday, Aug. 5: Salmon loaf with creamed peas, dilly red potatoes, diced cantaloupe, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-4684750.

Don and Lida Nordquist went with their daughter and family, Jan, Jim, Caleb and Hannah Schott, to Wisconsin Dells Tuesday for a minivacation. They returned home Thursday. Grace and Hannah Mangelsen visited Karen and Hank Mangelsen Thursday. Recent visitors of Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen were Jim, Allen and Ryan Hanna, Ken and Tyann Otis, Jacob Reh, Duane Otis and Justin, Brin and Bria Williamson. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Brian, Jane, Justin and Bryton Hines at

their cabin on Pokegama Lake Saturday evening. A large number of people attended the third-annual potluck picnic at Lakeview United Methodist Church Sunday. Winners of the various gift baskets were Ann Srachta, Pat Israel, Patsy Gagnon, Eva Brown and Cheryl Olson. Winners of the “exceptional hat” contest were Alecia Knoop for the children’s group, and Karen Mangelsen and Kris Fjelstad for the adult group. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 1:30 p.m., at the home of Patty Haglin.

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Dewey-LaFollette by Karen Mangelsen

Jessica Del Fiacco was last week’s $25 winner in the teen reading program. Shopko donated funds to encourage teens to read during the summer to avoid the reading slump and brain drain. Teens read 100 minutes a week to qualify for a weekly cash drawing and 800 minutes by Friday, July 29, to qualify for an iPod touch drawing. It’s not too late to join the summer reading program. Stop in the library to sign up. — Photo submitted

Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children and their caregivers will learn the love of reading, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Drop-ins welcome, no need to sign up. Story hour is presented by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Web site 715-468-2074 Check due dates and fine Offering WiFi: Wireless Internet status, renew materials, Monday:..................Noon to 8 p.m. keep a log of materials Tuesday:................10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you’ve read, place holds on Wednesday:..............Noon to 8 p.m. materials we or another liThursday:.............10 a.m. to 5 p.m. brary own at www.shelllake Friday:..................10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and click on LiSaturday:...............10 a.m. to 1 p.m. brary Catalog Online. Make it one of your favorites. 515095 44rtfc




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Sharon Green, 70, Spooner, died July 24, 2011. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27, 6-8 p.m., at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. Funeral service will be Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Full Gospel Church, Shell Lake. A full obituary will follow in a future edition. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Marcia F. Johnson

Marcia F. Johnson, 57, Shell Lake, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. She was born April 7, 1954, in Clayton, to Victor and Jean (Dietrich) Schaffer. She was married in the Full Gospel Church, Shell Lake, on June 16, 1979, to Neil Johnson. Marcia worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 32 years out of the Spooner and Cumberland offices. In addition to her career, Marcia enjoyed gardening and canning, working on jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family and friends. Marcia touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed. She is survived by her husband, Neil, Shell Lake; her mother, Jean Brekke, Cumberland; son Aaron Johnson, Balsam Lake; daughter, Kelli (Nate) Coller, Sarona; stepdaughters Vicki (Hugh) Miller, Spooner, and Sheila Johnson, Pibrac, France; six grandchildren; brothers John (Evelyn) Schaffer, Sarona, and Barry (Sherri) Schaffer, Luck; sister Nancy Johnson, Turtle Lake; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church, Cumberland, with the Rev. Karen Hofstad officiating. Pallbearers will be Darlene Hausdorf, Karyn Hullinger, Vicky Nelson, Rhonda Kenyon, Maria Taylor and Dawn Bayer. Honorary pallbearers are Corinne Thoe and Elaine Olson. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, and one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the church. The Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland, was entrusted with arrangements.

Margarette Hanson

Margarette Hanson, 92, Spooner, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Spooner Nursing Home. Margarette A. Hanson was born June 1, 1919, in Montgomery, Ala., to parents William and Alice (Moody) Royson. During her working life, she spent time as an archivist for the Beloit Daily Newspaper and also the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She also worked for Lutheran Social Services in Minneapolis, Minn., where during the 1970s, she made at least four trips to Korea to bring orphans to Minnesota to waiting adoptive parents. After being retired for a year at Spooner Lake, she went back to work for Community Emergency Services in Minneapolis for 12 years retiring at the age of 84. Through their church, they sponsored several Vietnamese families. Her only real hobby in life was entertaining family and friends at her cabin on Lake Washburn in Outing, Minn., where she worked in her beloved rock garden. Recently, she had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner.

Margarette is preceded in death by her parents; husband Orville Hanson; and brothers Thomas and Roy Royson. Margarette is survived by her daughter, Alice (the Rev. Jon) Simundson, Spooner; grandchildren Nancy (Tim) Kintner, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Michael (Judy) Simundson, Sioux Falls, S.D., Susan Simundson, Spooner, Steve (Holly) Simundson, Trego; great-grandchildren Kari, Justin, KaylaSue, Nathan, Nicholas, KatieAnn, Jordan and Jonah; and sister Virginia Colley of Pennsylvania. Memorial services were held July 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Chet Hoversten officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Beloit. Memorials in Margarette’s name are preferred to your choice of either the Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota at 2485 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, or Community Emergency Service 1900 11th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN, 55404. Online condolences may be left at The Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Thank You

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for all the support that has been shown to us during this difficult time. Special thanks to the folks at the Skinner Funeral Home; Father Ed Anderson, for all of your help; to the ladies at St. Catherine’s for the delicious lunch after the funeral, and to the two officers that fed and watered the animals during the investigation. Your kindness is appreciated.

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The Shell Lake High School Class of 1961 celebrated their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 16. In attendance was back row (L to R): Larry Hopke, Sonny Jacobs, Larry Hillman, Suzan (Lemke) Graf, Byron Wickman, Betty (Schumaker) Meister, Lynda (Anderson) Christensen, Lon Hoefer, Delores (Van Sickle) Bjerke, Swan Wennerberg and Jack Stodola, Front: Rodney Olson, Bill Chapman, Barb (Graf) Hammes, Jackie (Swan) Hopman, Connie (Morey) Richter, Georgean (Gramberg) Kruger, Cathy (Lewis) Olson, Judy (Bachler) Crandell, Carol (Frey) Strunk, Gwen (Stouffer) Seever, Sandy (Semm) Chartrand, Larry Peterson, Babs (Moen) Amundson, Howard Ullom, Judy (Axon) Stodola and Bob Mallo. Darrell Aderman in the front was their music teacher. — Photo by Larry Samson

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AREA CHURCHES St. Francis de Sales

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Corner of Elm & 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


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. W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.


(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

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

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.

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Faith Lutheran

Long Lake Lutheran Church W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 8:30 a.m. outdoor Worship Service; 10:15 a.m. Indoor Service. Coffeetime between services.

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Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday Worship Service: 8:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Jr. Kids Church: 10:30 a.m.; UTurn Student Ministries (7th-12th grades): 6 p.m.; Power & Light (2nd - 6th grades), 6 p.m. Tuesday: Compassion Connection: 7 p.m.


St. Joseph's Catholic

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.

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

St. Catherine's Catholic CTH D, Sarona Father Edwin Anderson 715-468-7850 Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.

803 Second St., Shell Lake Pastor Carol Ann McArdell 715-468-7718 www.shelllakesalem Sunday Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation: 9:15 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

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.

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



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

Lakeview United Methodist

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Church of the Nazarene

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 www. 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.

United Methodist

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Gregory Harrell Sunday: Sarona - 9 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Sarona Methodist Celebrating 100 years Aug. 27-28

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Arts center faculty member appears on SNL, soap operas

SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center is pleased to announce the addition of Edward Miller to its acting and playwriting faculty. While he is a highly sought-after actor in New York City, Miller’s roots are in Minneapolis, Minn., where he began his career with the Children’s Theater Company, Fuller Young People’s Theater, and Youth Movement Dance Company. He is a graduate of the actor’s training program at State University of New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, and furthered his training in New York City at the New Actor’s Workshop with George Morrison. Miller has appeared on “The Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns,” and “Saturday Night Live,” many television commercials and independent films, and is currently working on a full-length play.

He is a program manager and teaching artist for ArtsConnection, an arts education nonprofit that provides arts programs for New York City Public Schools. Miller joins program director Eric Mark Olson for the all-new acting and playwriting camp, which features a full-length production put together collaboratively by participants and instructors. To help with the success of not only the acting and playwriting camp but the musical theater camp, the Shell Lake Arts Center is seeking donations to assist with building a prop inventory for participants of the camps to use while in Shell Lake. Items sought include: choir/graduation robes; men’s/women’s hats, various styles/time periods; diner-style waitress uniforms, various styles/time periods; wigs; men’s/women’s coats, var-

ious styles/time periods; rolling racks for clothes; umbrellas; landline phones with cords; clip-on bowties; janitor uniform/dust broom; white motorcycle helmet. To make a donation, please contact the arts center office LEFT: Actor Edward Miller is among the Shell Lake Arts at 715-468-2414. All Center faculty. RIGHT: Eric Mark Olson is program director donations are tax for SLAC’s acting and playwriting camp.— Photos submitted deductible. The public is also invited to enjoy the final per- public. For more information or to register for a formance of the acting and playwriting campers on Friday, July 29, at 6 p.m., in camp, please call the center office at 715the Shell Lake Arts Center audito- 468-2414, or visit their Web site at: www. rium. This event is free and open to the — from SLAC

Show choir concert held at the Shell Lake pavilion

The show choir is one of the highlights of the arts center season. Fifty-two singers and dancers from the Midwest participated in the camp. Shell Lake and Spooner had five participants.

Reilly Giller, Luck, and Miranda Haack, Spooner, during the show choir performance. — Photos by Larry Samson

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speeding, $175.30. Erik M. Lucht, Greenleaf, speeding, $173.10. Jacob A. Manian, Milwaukee, speeding, $200.50. Brett A. Mattson, Rice Lake, possession of illegal-sized fish, $222.90. James A. Merkel, Walkersville, Md., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Brent A. Merkt, New Richmond, speeding, $175.30. Douglas S. Meyer, Minong, speeding, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Kellie L. Milne, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Zan Morgan, Eau Claire, speeding, $250.90. Christine L. Morrison, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ashley A. Nelson, Solon Springs, operate without valid license, $200.50; speeding, $250.90. New Dimension Carpet, Spooner, vehicle equipment violations, group 1, $238.30. Carl F. Nordin, Peachtree City, Ga., speeding, $225.70. Jerry A. Nordquist, Almena, possession of illegal-sized fish, $222.90. Brendon B. O’Flanagan, White Bear Lake, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Daniel M. Olsen, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Benjamin M. Olsen, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Steven J. Perry, Elko, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Julie A. Predni, Trego, speeding, $175.30. Elizabeth A. Ranallo, Cumberland, speeding, $200.50. Jeri L. Roman, Spooner, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment, other sentence. Cynthia L. Schantz, Ojibwa, OWI, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Todd A. Schroeder, Rice Lake, speedometer violations, $175.30. Charlene R. Severson, Eau Claire, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Kevin D. Showell, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Aubrey E. Sisko, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Matthew N. Smith, Rosemount, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Patricia A. Stanek, Brooklyn Park, Minn., speeding, $250.90. Hannah Stilwell, Spooner, speeding, $250.90. Craig L. Stubbe, Trego, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. James I. Sundberg, Hayward, speeding, $200.50. Joseph J. Taglianetti, Buffalo Grove, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Eric D. Taylor, St. Paul, Minn., passing vehicle indicating left turn, $213.00. David C. Tengdin, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Tony Thomas, Beaver Dam, reckless driving, $389.50. Gary G. Vantatenhove, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Gregory L. Visger, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Holly A. Weidler, Stevensville, Mich., speeding, $175.30.

Sunday, July 17 A report of a car that went into a very steep ditch at 8:06 a.m. drew questions when the driver was not found. The car, belonging to Luther West Side Company of Eau Claire and the Twin Cities area, appeared to be trying to turn around in the road on Schnacky Road, near Eastside Road, when it apparently went too far into the ditch and had to be removed by a tow truck. The driver has still not been identified. No damage or injuries were reported.

Wednesday, July 20 At 1:13 p.m., Matthew A. Held, 34, Springbrook, was turning into his driveway off of Hwy. 63, just south of Springbrook, when a FedEx truck caught a ladder that was protruding from the back of his truck. The driver of the FedEx truck is identified as Duane R. Black, 47, Bloomer. The only damage was to the mirror on the passenger side of the FedEx truck. No injuries were reported.

Friday, July 22 John E. Weaver, 68, Spooner, was driving westbound on Hwy. 63 at Golden Pond Lane, when he slowed down for a vehicle in front of him to make a left-hand turn. Weaver was pulling a trailer with his pontoon in hull. Gerald E. Lamb, 78, Machesney Park, Ill., failed to stop in time and rear-ended the pontoon, hitting the motor, causing moderate damage. Lamb had to have his vehicle towed with severe damage noted. No injuries were reported.

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speeding, $200.50. Stephan J. Fenner, Hayward, seat belt violation, $10.00. Kelly M. Ferguson, Spooner, operating with PAC = 0.15, $817.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment, other sentence. Cynthia M. Ferraro, Hayward, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; nonregistration of auto, $175.00. Benjamin T. Fisher, Wausau, speeding, $225.70. Timothy H. Fitzenberger, Lakeland, Minn., operating without valid license, $200.50. Debra M. Fosberg, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00 twice. Guy E. Gamble, West Chicago, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Kurt A. Goering, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. David J. Goodin, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Zachary S. Goodrich, St. Paul, Minn., operate vehicle in navigable water, $200.50. Guojion Gu, Xuhui District, China, speeding, $301.30. Harnisch Inc., Downing, vehicle equipment violations, group 1, $238.30. Ricke L. Hassler, New Richmond, speeding, $225.70. Daniel D. Hayen, Sarona, speeding, $200.50. Kathryn L. Henderson, Cumberland, speeding, $175.00. Francis C. Herzog, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Todd M. Hillman, Clear Lake, burning without a permit, intensive area, $173.50. John M. Hoesley, Brodhead, speeding, $175.30. Anthony J. Holcomb, Minong, hunt without license, $182.70. Jeffrey R. Hunt, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, operate snowmobile, frozen public waters, $250.50. David M. Hyster, Portland, Ore., speeding, $200.50. Patrick J. Irvine, Trego, abandon animal after abatement order, $263.50. Nancy A. Johnson, Menomonie, speeding, $213.10. Carina M. Johnson, Spooner, speeding, $175.30. Sheila M. Juran, Orono, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Amanda L.G. Kavanaugh, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Anna M. Keely, Waukesha, speeding, $175.30. Gianna M. King, Montrose, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Korey T. Kirwan, Barron, hunt without license, $190.70. Jamison G. Knauff, Woodbury, Minn., operate boat without valid cert. number, $200.50. Renee V. Koziski, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; speeding, $175.30. Margartia Kreha, Brooklyn Center, Minn., hunt without license, $192.70. Alan G. Krmpotich, Gordon, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jon M. LeBlanc, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Valdemar Y. Lee, Cottage Grove, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Jason L. Lindner, Luck, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Glenda B. Lindsay, Madison,

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(July 20, 27, Aug. 3) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Gertrude Zach Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case No. 11PR32 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth 02/17/1924, and date of death 01/14/2011, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 410 Smith St., Spooner, WI 54801. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is 10/11/2011. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harringon Circuit Court Judge July 8, 2911 Kathryn zumBrunnen P.O. Box 96 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 Bar Number 1016913

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Kenneth D.J. Coon, Sarona, reckless driving, $389.50. Alan D. Dahle, Minong, operating while revoked, $299.00. Jacob D. Effertz, Comstock, disorderly conduct, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Tammy R. Featherly, Minong, possess of THC, $431.00, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. James R. Gruenhagen, Rice Lake, theft, $1,000, local jail. Juan P. Hernandez, Barnes, bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; OWI, $1,425.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 24 months. Huey W. Jones, Oshkosh, failure to support child, $31,107.89, state prison, restitution, costs, extended supervision, other sentence. Ricky W. Katona, Clear Lake, OWI, $1,109.00, local jail, license revoked 12 months, other sentence. Scott J. Larson, Trego, OWI, $1,424.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 24 months. Lawrence P. Miller, Hayward, bail jumping, $268.00, probation, sent. withheld. Korre K. Morse, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Melanie R. Mundt, Spooner, criminal damage to property, $299.00. Shawn J. Akins, Chetek, speeding, $200.50. Terry J. Anders, Minong, nonregistration of auto., $175.30. Danielle L. Anderson, Spooner, failure to yield at uncontrolled intersection, $175.30. Steven D. Babb, Menomonie, speeding, $183.30. Nathon D. Bauer, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. Lawrence D. Bauer, Tulsa, Okla., speeding, $175.00. Charles M. Blair, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Robert J. Bomkamp, Hayward, failure to notify police of accidents, $263.50. Jacquelyn M. Brunkow, Park Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Norma D. Carlstrom, Barnes, speeding, $175.30. Micheal A. Chisnell, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Mark A. Christensen, Webster, seat belt violation, $10.00. April J. Coyle, Shell lake, failure to yield for yield sign, $175.30. Raymond L. Dalangauskas, Tehachapi, Calif., speeding, $175.30. Thomas J. Daly, Marengo, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Daniel M. Davis, Shakopee, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Richard W. Degenaar, Rosemount, Minn., ATV operation on freeway, $200.50. Douglas P. Deyong, Superior, operating while suspended, $200.50. Amanda R. Dietrich, Brooklyn Center, Minn., speeding, $175.30; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Joseph J. Divis, Trego, operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $200.50. Edwin C. Hubbell Sr., Shell Lake, raw forest products, overweight violation, $581.46. Sharon A. Engels, Woodbury, Minn., speeding, $213.10. Jacob T. Fadness, Springbrook,

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K-12 Art Instructor

This .50 F.T.E. afternoon art position will start with the 2011/2012 school year. This position will provide art education in grades K-12 in the Shell Lake School District and includes opportunities for additional after-school related duties. D.P.I. license, Art Education 550 will be required or capability to receive an emergency Art Education 550 license through D.P.I. To apply: Applicants must send the following: • Letter of application • Resume • Current D.P.I. license • Three letters of recommendation • Copy of official transcripts Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: August 26, 2011. Application Deadline: August 12, 2011. Submit application materials to: Mrs. Kimberly Osterhues, Pre K-6 Principal School District of Shell Lake 271 Hwy. 63 S. 542052 Shell Lake, WI 54871 49-50r,L 39-40b The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

I, Lynn K. Hoeppner, Washburn County Clerk, do hereby certify that the following is a true and correct summarized version of the monthly meeting of the Washburn County Board of Supervisors held on July 19, 2011. Complete copies of record of all resolutions, ordinances and attachments from this meeting are on file in the Washburn County Clerk’s Office, 10 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, (715/468-4600). Minutes are available after approval online at Further, all ordinances shall be effective upon adoption. Publication of ordinances shall occur in accordance with Section 66.0610 of the Wis. Statutes. All Washburn County Code provisions are available at the office of the Washburn County Clerk or online at Pursuant to Sect. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats. Notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2011 County Budget. NOTE: These minutes as published herein are subject to corrections, deletions or additions upon approval at the next County Board meeting. Lynn K. Hoepppner Washburn County Clerk July 22, 2011

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Call Meeting to Order at 6 p.m. by Chair Sather. Moment of Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance by Supvr. Washkuhn. Notice of Meeting read by County Clerk Hoeppner. Roll Call by County Clerk Hoeppner: Present: (19) Fiedler, Waggoner, Lee, Mackie, Ricci, Lester, Esser, Allard, Washkuhn, Brabec, Krantz, Haessig, Quinn, Dohm, Ford, Quinton, Sather, Campbell and Hubin. Excused: (2) Pearson and Halverson. Youth: Present: (3) Emerson, Granzin and Oakland. 5. Approval of Agenda on a motion by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. (Item 14(B) moved up to be acted upon after Item 8). M.C. 6. Approval of June County Board Proceedings on a motion by Fiedler, seconded by Lee. M.C. 7. Concerned Citizens - none. 8. Administrative Coordinator/Finance Director Report given by Mike Keefe. He explained the “Executive Audit Summary” report. 9. Veterans Service Annual Report given by Carl Krantz and Kerri Adams. 10. Transit Commission Report given by Jim Dohm. 11. Economic Development Report given by Dick Hartman. 12. Consent Agenda - Regular Resolutions: Hubin requested removal of Item C for consideration. Motion to approve Consent Agenda Items A, B, D by Fiedler, seconded by Mackie. M.C. A. Rezoning Petitions and Amendatory Ordinance. B. Resolution 41-11 ATV Route from Props to North Entrance of Little Bear Road - .04 mi. C. Resolution 42-11 Policy B-16 - County Board Supervisor Conference Attendance. Motion to approve by Sather, seconded by Washkuhn. Hubin requested supervisors get per diem for days of driving time also. Mackie requested roll vote. Yes: (15), No: (4) Lester, Brabec, Haessig and Hubin. Youth: (3) yes. M.C. D. Resolution 43-11 Storm Damage Disaster Declaration. 13. Consent Agenda - Financial Resolutions: None. 14. Other Resolutions and Ordinances: A. Resolution 44-11 Increase 2011 Emergency Govt. Dept. Budget for Homeland Security Incident Command System (ICS) Training. Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Hubin. Roll Vote: Yes (19), Excused: (2). Youth: Yes (3). M.C. B. Resolution 45-11 Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of $1,760,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds. (Item discussed after Item 8.) Presentation by Mike Hallmann explaining bonding refinance procedure and why this decision is in the best interest of the county at this time. Answered questions. Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Esser. Roll vote: Yes (19), Excused: (2). Youth: Yes (3). M.C. 15. Committee Reports were given. 16. Corporation Counsel Issues/Updates: None. 17. Chair Appointments: None. 18. Citizen Comments: None. 19. Chair Comments: Budget week (10/4-7), Reminders of Washburn County Jr. Fair, Centurian Party at the Fair, Vietnam Moving Wall at the Veterans Cemetery July 28-Aug 1: Volunteers needed. 20. Possible Future Agenda Items: None. 21. Audit Per Diems on a motion by Mackie, seconded by Ricci. M.C. 22. Adjourn at 7:40 p.m. on a motion by Fiedler, seconded by Allard. M.C. Lynn Hoeppner, Washburn County Clerk 541847 49r WNAXLP


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Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN J. IVELAND 108 Wisconsin Avenue Cameron, WI 54822 RONALD E. JACOBSEN 120 Second Street Dallas, WI 54733 LOIS A. JACOBSEN 120 Second Street Dallas, WI 54733 CHRYSTAL T. IVELAND n/k/a Chrystal T. Webb 2132 12-3/4 Avenue Cameron, WI 54822 BARRON COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 1420 State Hwy. 25 North Barron, WI 54812 Defendants. PUBLISHED SUMMONS TO: Chrystal T. Iveland n/k/a Chrystal T. Webb 2132 12-3/4 Avenue Cameron, WI 54822 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, to the above-named Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after July 20, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is Clerk of Circuit Court, 2201 County Justice Center, 1420 State Hwy. 25 N, Barron, WI 54812-3004, and to Wiley Law, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 21 S. Barstow Street, P.O. Box 629, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-0629. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within 40 days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of 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 this 13th day of July, 2011. WILEY LAW, S.C. James Flory Attorneys for Plaintiff Wisconsin State Bar No. 1017421 21 S. Barstow Street P.O. Box 629 Eau Claire, WI 54702-0629 Telephone (715) 835-6171 Facsimile (715) 835-4222

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(July 27, Aug. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY DISCOVER BANK ISSUER OF THE DISCOVER CARD C/O DB SERVICING CORPORATION P.O. BOX 3025 NEW ALBANY, OH 43054 Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES R. EVITCH Defendant. Our File: #637587 Case No. 11CV000104 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within forty (40) days after July 29, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Washburn County, P.O. Box 339 - 110 W. 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, and the Kohn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wis. Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of 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 be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 7, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. By: Joseph R. Johnson State Bar No. 1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff

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(July 27, Aug. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A. 1305 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY A. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 JONI M. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-115 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: GREGORY A. SANFORD JONI M. SANFORD You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after July 27, 2011, 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 Avenue, 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, WI 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 this 11th day of July, 2011. 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.

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(July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT EAU CLAIRE COUNTY BRANCH 2 ROYAL CREDIT UNION 200 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire, WI 54703 Plaintiff vs. EUGENE J. GEISSLER 319 E. Lake Drive Shell Lake, WI 54751 CHRISTINE M. GEISSLER 245 Dwight Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 CHEM-MASTER, INC. 1912 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703 GTP Towers II, LC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 ACC TOWER SUB, LLC 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-3612 THE BANK OF NEW YORK c/o ABS Structured Finance Services 101 Barclay Street, Floor 4 West New York, N.Y. 10286 Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Case No.: 10CV505 Case Code: 30404 By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-entitled action on September 10, 2010, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the front entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said county, on the 14th day of Sept., 2011, at 10 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot Three (3), Block Three (3), Pine Lane Plat, City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 319 E. Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI TERMS OF SALE: Cash DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check within ten days after confirmation of sale. Dated this 13th day of July, 2011. Terry C. Dryden, Washburn County Sheriff Donald R. Marjala - Lawyer Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT (15 U.S.C. SECTION 1692), WE ARE REQUIRED TO STATE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON OUR CLIENT’S BEHALF AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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The Town of Sarona is requesting bids to place 2”x20’ of hot mix asphalt on .6 mile of Grouse Road. For more information, contact Russ Furchtenicht at 715-469-3329 or 715-931-8352. Send bids to: Russ Furchtenicht, W6167 Silo Rd., Sarona, WI 54870. Bids will be opened on Monday, August 8, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Sarona Town Hall. The Town of Sarona reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids. Victoria Lombard, Clerk 541554 48-49r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that a special town meeting of the Town of Bashaw, Washburn Cty., Wisconsin, will be held in the town at N3410 Sawyer Creek Rd. on August 2, 2011, at 6 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of reviewing road employee applications. Dated this 20th day of July, 2011. Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk 541501 48-49r WNAXLP


City of Shell Lake property owners can drop off tires (without rims), appliances, computers and televisions free of charge at the Shell Lake City Shop, 55 Richie Road, on Saturday, August 6, 2011, between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon. This is residential collection only. The City reserves the right to limit quantities. For further information, contact: Jeff Parker at 715-468-7873 Brad Pederson at 715-468-7679 or Shell Lake Public Works Department 542022 49-50r WNAXLP

FOR SALE BY SEALED BID 1994 72-Passenger Bluebird Transit-Style School Bus 162,000 miles.

Sealed bids marked bus bid will be accepted at the district office until noon on August 19, 2011. School District of Shell Lake 541555 Bus Garage, 715-468-7763 or 48-49r Boyd Anderson, 715-491-9388 38-39b,c


The Washburn County Health & Human Services Department is seeking public input for the 2012 Budget. The Washburn County Health & Human Services Board will hold a public hearing to receive comments from clients, providers, interested citizens and community agencies as to the adequacy and need for services in such areas as services to children and families, services to adults including frail elderly, chronically mentally ill, alcohol and other drug-abuse services, public health services, child support services and any other services being or needing to be provided in the community. The public hearing will be held on Monday, August 8, 2011, at 3 p.m., in the County Boardroom of the Ed Elliott Building in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. The proposed Health & Human Services Budget will be presented at this meeting for adoption by the Health & Human Services Board and recommendation to the Washburn County Board of Supervisors. Written comments may be submitted prior to 4:30 p.m., August 6, 2011, and should be addressed to: Lori L. Bina, Director Washburn County Health & Human Services Department P.O. Box 250 541996 49-50r WNAXLP Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871 Meeting sites are accessible to persons who have physical disabilities.




Summer school

Gary Frankiewicz taught math to the eager elementary students at summer school. His students in the afternoon session were Payton Anderson, Evelyn Weiner, Dawson LaRue and Cory Kidder. Frankiewicz is a retired superintendent from Solon Springs and Fall Creek. He enjoys getting back in the classroom working with the young students. — Photos by Larry Samson unless otherwise noted. Anna Klassa is piloting the hovercraft she and her classmates built in science class at summer school. Their teacher, Richard Kildow, teaches science at the Northwood School. How cool is this - each student got their opportunity to pilot the craft that is powered by a leaf blower.

The afternoon reading class was taught by Judy Ricci. Her students spent a part of their summer having fun reading. The students were Hannah Green, Anna Klassa, Heidi Dougard, Halyn Eggert, Makenna Anderson, Kaylee LaRue and Julia Balser.

LEFT: Ashley Anderson, in the foreground, conducted a volleyball camp for the high school girls at the Shell Lake High School. She was aided by Sarah Jamme’ in the morning and afternoon sessions. Both were volleyball players from the Shell Lake program.

RIGHT: Being the class clowns and not getting sent to the principal are the students in Bob Forsythe’s clown class. Not to be taken seriously are Payton Anderson, Rachel Milton, Eve Morrison and Trinity Campbell. — Photo by Shrishti Monga

Twenty-eight girls attended the three-day volleyball camp that started on Wednesday, July 20. The junior high had four hours in the morning, and the high school players spent four hours on the court in the afternoon.

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Swimming class makes a splash

Lila Deladi is having a ball learning to swim. The students in the Level 2 swimming class were hanging out and playing while they were waiting for their instructors. The two-week swimming classes, conducted by the city of Shell Lake, ended July 22 with over 120 students participating. — Photos by Larry Samson

Sarah Ross is working with Mackenzie Leach, teaching her how to swim. Ross is a senior at Spooner High School and enjoyed her first year as a swimming teacher.

Hannah Schultz can even smile when she is under water; that is not an easy trick.

BECKY’S B E C K Y ’ S BREAST B R E A S T FRIENDS FRIENDS CAR CAR W WASH ASH Drive a nice clean car and support a good cause. Have your vehicle washed by DeLADI Construction Crew.

Saturday, June 30 Noon to 4 p.m.

Becky’s Food & & Spirits Shell Lake, WI Larry Alt of Becky’s will be donating water & space for the car wash. Vacuuming services available. Freewill Donations To Be Given To The Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-Mile Breast Cancer Walk Where Becky Will Join The Team Of 5 As A Breast Cancer Survivor.


A portion will be donated to Shooting Stars, Cumberland Emergency Pediatric Care packages.


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Avery Schultz is very comfortable putting all her trust in her instructor, Ben Butenhoff, as she is learning to swim.

Legislative houses at odds over extending unemployment benefits by Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio MADISON – A plan that would extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks in Wisconsin could be in jeopardy after Republicans who run both houses of the Legislature passed different versions this week. The version the Assembly passed would maintain a new one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits that was included in the recently signed state budget. The bill that passed the Senate got rid of the waiting period. Both versions would tap roughly $90 million in federal money to extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks. But unless both the Assembly and the Senate pass the same exact bill, that unemployment extension is effectively dead. Milwaukee Democrat Christine Sinicki told Republicans they were demonstrating a bla-

tant disregard for their unemployed constituents. “I don’t quite understand how you can possibly go back home to your districts and face these people, look these people in the eye, and tell them I put myself before you once again,” said Sinicki. Democrats tried to force Assembly Republicans to support the Senate’s version of this plan that got rid of the waiting period. Republicans shot it down on a party-line vote. Markesan Republican Joan Ballweg said keeping the waiting period would save Wisconsin’s unemployment fund up to $56 million a year. She said it was unfortunate that senators voted the way they did. “It would have been nice and clean and easy. We would have been done by now and moving on with our break. But unfortunately we’ve gotta get this right.”

Meet the contestants

Renae Lloyd

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE — Renae Martina Lloyd, 14, is competing in the Miss Shell Lake pageant this year. She will be a freshman at the Shell Lake High School this fall. With ambitions to be an actress, Renae is practicing with Prairie Fire Theater, and the drama team with the Shell Lake Full Gospel youth group. Renae is the daughter of Ira and Karen Lloyd. She has two older brothers, John and Anthony, and one younger sister, Emily, who is running for junior miss. She was born and raised in Shell Lake. For the talent competition, Renae will be reciting a poem. According to Renae, “Since there are only two of us, we are doing a dance with the younger girls. It will be a ‘50s theme.” Renae is an avid reader. She can be seen at the Shell Lake Library several days a week. She participates in the Destination ImagiNation program. Renae plays the flute in the Shell Lake Band and is learning to play the guitar. She loves swimming, acting and biking. Renae is sponsored by Thru the Woods Café.

Meet Miss Shell Lake contestant Renae Lloyd. — Photo by Teri Lynn Studios

Only two candidates remain in competition for the Miss Shell Lake title this year - Renae Lloyd and Dakota Robinson. The Miss Shell Lake pageant will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, at the Shell Lake High School.

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