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Murder trial to be moved to another county

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 23 • Shell Lake, Wisconsin


The agony of victory

“Climate of fear” regarding case exists in Washburn County, says attorney

Prairie Fire presents “Sleeping Beauty” See page 19

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY - The trial of a former Sarona man charged with intentional homicide will be moved to another county. Attorney Harry R. Hertel, who represents 48-year-old Jess Carsello, filed a motion for a change of venue Jan. 14, stating that an impartial trial may not be had in Washburn County. Carsello, 48, now of Weston, is charged

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With the heart of a wrestler, 4-year-old Donavan Balts holds back the tears as referee Steve Naglosky tries to explain to him that he won the match. He competed in the Brady Mortensen Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament held Sunday, Jan. 23, at Shell Lake Schools. More on page 9. — Photo by Larry Samson

County starting redistricting process Task must be done by fall

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by Gregg Westigard WASHBURN COUNTY – One person one vote. Every 10 years, after each census, all district boundaries must be redrawn so every district has the same population. County board districts, congressional districts, state legislative districts and city wards, the boundaries of all these districts must be redrawn before the next election periods start. The redistricting process is starting now. For counties, new supervisory district lines must be adopted before fall and the start of the filing period next December for the spring 2012 election. Washburn County started the redis-

tricting process at the Jan. 18 county board meeting when the supervisors decided to keep the county board size at 21 members, the maximum number a county the size of Washburn is allowed. The county is now waiting until the census figures are released, probably in March or April. Once those numbers are out, the process continues. The process for drawing new county board lines is specified in Wisconsin Statute 59.10(3)(b). That statute says that within 60 days after the detailed census numbers are available (the number of people in each block of land within each town or village) the county board must propose a “tentative” district plan setting the number of districts and the boundaries of each district, must hold a public hearing on that plan and must adopt a tentative plan. This must be done no

later than July 1. That tentative plan then goes to every town, village and city in the county for those municipalities to adjust their ward lines. Within 60 days after the municipal actions, the county must hold another public hearing and then adopt the final supervisory district boundaries. This final adoption, sometime in late summer or fall, is the “enactment” of the district plan mentioned in the statute on reducing board size. The proposed plan may be amended after the initial public hearing. Every district may have one supervisor, and every district must be “substantially equal in population.” The maximum size of a county board depends on the total population of a county. Counties with less than 25,000 residents [Washburn] may have up to 21 supervisors.

County wait lists for Family Care services cut in half

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN — The number of elderly and those with disabilities on county waiting lists for Family Care services has been cut by over half since NorthernBridges began delivering the benefit to Northwest Wisconsin 19 months ago. “We are right on schedule to eliminate wait lists in the 11 counties we serve by 2012,” said NorthernBridges CEO John T. McMahon. “One of the goals of the state’s Family Care program is that those who qualify for services will not have to wait, sometimes for years, to get the help they need. NorthernBridges’ goal is to do that within three years of opening, and I believe we are well on the way to achieving that goal.” Those on wait lists totaled 1,193 when NorthernBridges opened its regional hub offices in the spring and summer of 2009. Since then, over 615 people have been taken off the lists.

“We work in partnership with the county aging and disability resource centers that manage the wait lists,” said Nancy Brede, NorthernBridges director of care management. “We average about 31 off the wait list every month.” Family Care helps low-income seniors and adults with physical and developmental disabilities remain in their own homes or other community settings such as group homes. Wisconsin pioneered Family Care to fight rising longterm care costs and rescue over 11,000 people statewide who had been on waiting lists for long-term care. NorthernBridges contracts with local providers to deliver services that members need to remain as independent as possible. Such services include help with meals, housekeeping or medical care. “One of the first members I worked with had been on the wait list for eight years,” remembered Grace Burkinshaw,

a registered nurse and NorthernBridges Resource Center manager. “People manage the best they can while they wait, but this woman was literally crawling to the bathroom. People on the wait lists have a higher incidence of emergency hospital visits and health issues. Along with improving their health and quality of life, it is actually cost effective to help them get services and off the wait list.” By their sheer numbers, aging baby boomers will strain health-care budgets in all states for the next two decades. In Wisconsin, it is hoped that Family Care is the answer to maintaining and managing those long-term health-care costs. “With each person taken off the wait list, we are nearer the time when wait lists no longer exist,” said McMahon, “and we manage our resources wisely enough to help all those in our commu-

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Right to Life baby shower helps support moms

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE - On Thursday, Jan. 20, the Washburn County Right to Life chapter held a baby shower at the Shell Lake Full Gospel Church. Attendees brought baby items to donate to pregnancy help centers, and Bethany Berka spoke about the abortion crisis, explaining how they are trying to help support mothers who are willing to keep their child. There have been over 53 million abortions since 1973. The Right to Life organization continues efforts to stop abortion, except for in rare lifethreatening cases. Washburn County’s chapter of Right to Life has named new directors. Pam Ray is the president and public relations officer. Bev Pike is the treasurer, and Sue Frazer is the secretary. Bethany Berka is the executive director of the Northwood’s Pregnancy Resource Center in Hayward. The Washburn County chapter of RTL is an organization that helps pregnant

The Right to Life officers of the Washburn County chapter are Pam Ray president, Lydia Chorpening - volunteer, Bev Pike - treasurer, and Bethany Berka - executive director of the Northwoods Pregnancy Resource Center. Photos by Jessica Beecroft

mothers by supplying counseling, baby items and support throughout the pregnancy and after the baby is born. The pregnancy help centers offer post-abortion recovery assistance, free pregnancy

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tests, an “earn while you learn” program, free and confidential counseling, and one-to-one fatherhood mentoring for dads. The pregnancy help centers are nonprofit organizations that rely on the support of others to continue their efforts and encourage participation from the community.

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This past Wednesday, Jan. 19, lasting around two hours between 8 and 10 a.m., there was a beautiful sun dog, or winter rainbow, in the eastern sky. Sun dogs and sun pillars only occur in January and February in the Northern Hemisphere, and it takes a sunny morning after a very light snowfall to produce a winter rainbow, because the sun is so low in the southern skies that it reflects the ice crystals in the air. Sun pillars, which are white, often occur just before sunrise or just after sundown when the sun, which is no longer visible, reflects the same ice crystals. Pillars are always horizontal, white and shoot upward, and sun dogs are vertical and look like short rainbows. - Photo by Diane Dryden

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with fatally shooting Michael T. Elliot, 31, Sarona, at Carsello’s home in the early-morning hours of July 25. Carsello is claiming self-defense. According to police reports, Carsello called authorities and said he had shot someone in self-defense. When investigators arrived at Carsello’s residence, they found Elliot laying facedown with six gunshot wounds. Elliot had been shot from behind, and at least two of those six shots were fired while he was already down, according to investigators. Elliot also had cuts and bruises on his body. Carsello told deputies he had been drinking with Elliot when things “got weird.” He said he shot Elliot out of fear for his life. Carsello was held at the Washburn County Jail, and on Aug. 5 he was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. On Monday, Oct. 18, Carsello posted a $100,000 cash bond and was released with the requirement that he wear an ankle bracelet at all times. A motion hearing for a change of venue was held in the Washburn County Circuit Court Friday, Jan. 21. Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babbitt presided. Defendant, Carsello, appeared with his attorney, Hertel, via phone. Washburn

Elizabeth Pederson, with her mom, Rachel Pederson, attended the Right to Life baby shower. Also pictured is Adrielle Ray.

County District Attorney Michael Bitney appeared on behalf of the state. "There exists a climate of fear in Washburn County of possible retaliation by the brothers of the deceased, which could result in jurors being fearful of finding the defendant not guilty or convicting him of a lesser offense," Hertel wrote. Hertel noted the case has attracted significant publicity, "including numerous Internet comments indicating that members of the population have already judged the defendant guilty without the benefit of a trial having occurred." The court agreed that a jury will be selected from another county. However, after questions were raised at the cost of transporting a jury from another county versus holding the trial in a neighboring county, the court decided to check with other counties as to hosting the trial. Hertel asked the court to hold the trial in a county farther away from Shell Lake to prevent the alleged victim's family from intimidating jurors. The court states it will host the trial better for St. Croix or Dunn County to work because there is enough notice. The court wants to keep the trial dates sent for Aug. 1-10.

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2007 Shell Lake graduate Max Bryan played his trumpet with sophomore Brett Holman during halftime at the Shell Lake-Prairie Farm basketball game. Bryan is one of the all-time great Shell Lake trumpet players, and Holman is working hard to challenge those honors. — Photo by Larry Samson


Arts center receives Xcel Energy Foundation Grant to support middle school honors choir

SHELL LAKE — The Xcel Energy Foundation has awarded the Shell Lake Arts Center a grant in the amount of $1,500 to support its middle school honors choir workshop. This workshop first started in 2010, where 190 students from 12 different districts across Wisconsin came together for a day to celebrate choral music. “We are very grateful to the Xcel Energy Foundation for their support,” states executive director Tara Heckel.


“Because of their generosity, we will be able to keep cost at a minimum for schools wishing to participate in this outstanding event.” The middle school honors choir gives middle school music students an opportunity to nurture their love and appreciation for music, practice musical skills and gain confidence in performance. Paul Gulsvig, a jack of all trades in music, taught for 33 years and now is ac-

RIGHT - Paul Gulsvig, clinician, adjudicator and motivational speaker, leads students in workshops in listening, skill development, music interpretation and performance technique. — SHELL LAKE — Who said you need Photo submitted to be on vacation to learn a new language? Shell Lake Community Education is excited to announce the fifth offering of Spanish I. This beginning Spanish class will be a slow-paced class that is very structured. The step-by-step approach in this class by Jessica Beecroft will be a start to learning Spanish based SHELL LAKE – On Thursday, Jan. 20, on the way people naturally acquire lan- the Shell Lake Economic Development guage. Peter Ducos, an experienced and Committee held their quarterly meeting fluent native Spanish-speaking instruc- at city hall. tor, will teach this class Mondays and The committee needs to regroup and Wednesdays, Feb. 7-23. Register with get members to come to the meetings, it Shell Lake CE by Wednesday, Feb. 2. The was noted. The committee does not have cost is $25. Class location will be con- enough attendance to make decisions firmed upon registration. To register, call and needs the support of the community Shell Lake School Community Education to proceed with new projects. Members program, 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337. — from noted it is extremely important to the SLCE community that people become active in ••• their committee and show interest in SHELL LAKE — Do you like to read? making the community even better. Do you like to discuss books? Plans are Several projects are being considered at in the process for a book club to be held this time. A courtesy dock for boaters to at Friendship Commons in Shell Lake to land and then walk into downtown read and discuss books written by local through the beach has been discussed by authors. You don’t have to be a senior cit- the committee. Making new brochures izen to be a part of this gathering of read- and updating the Web site are also being ers. considered. The book club will meet the last Friday The committee doesn’t just want to morning of each month for discussion and to select a new book. The first gathering, to discuss the book “Accidental King of Clark Street,” by Shell Lake author Diane Dryden, is set by Diane Dryden for the morning of Friday, Feb. 25. SPOONER – By the time February arFor more information and to sign up rives each year, most of the winter-weary for the newly formed book club, call 715- inhabitants of northern Wisconsin get a lit468-2604. — with submitted information tle crazy. ••• Some call it cabin fever, and some just call it crazy. But no matter how strange we get frozen turkey bowling comes to mind we’ve never become as extreme as the people of Minnesota whose residents have strange winter festivals that include kisses from dirty-faced Vulcans and the mania that hits as soon as the first snowflakes hit the ground in November: the wearing of the wildest hats anywhere. Here in Spooner, St. Francis de Sales Church has found a way to celebrate not only the shortest/longest month of the year, but also their Catholic school’s heritage. Each year, beginning Jan. 30 and running an entire week since the very first school was formed in the United States, all Catholics have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week. During this week, kids who normally wear school uniforms are encouraged to think outside of their clothing box and be creative. There is one day where the students are encouraged to “dress in whatever you want to wear,” and, true to form, most kids wear their pajamas, or it might be Crazy Hat Day or something else that sets the tone for the day, even Best Clothes Day, which most of the girls love and the boys are particularly fond of Sports Outfits Day. Each day also has a theme that reflects who they are, what they do and what kind of an impact are they making on their families, their community and their world. The temperature had risen 5 deThis year, like many years previously, the grees from a low of minus 28 at 6 school will start their week with a pancake a.m., to a balmy minus 23 two hours breakfast that’s served right after Sunday later, when this photo was taken. The Mass. The breakfast starts at 11 a.m., and temperature in Shell Lake on Friday, the public is invited to chow down and Jan. 21, set a new record of minus 31 then visit the classrooms during the open beating minus 30 that was set in house that follows for this pre-K to eighth1970. — Photo by Larry Samson grade school and their enrollees of 57 this

tive as a clinician, adjudicator and motivational speaker, leads students in workshops such as listening, skill development, music interpretation and performance technique as they prepare difficult concert repertoire. Many students described their experience as “life changing,” “amazing,” and many simply put it as “awesome!” This year’s middle school honors choir event will be taking place on Thursday, April 7. The day will conclude with a concert featuring the most talented middle school choral students in the area. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, please visit the arts center’s Web site at or call 715-468-2414. — from SLAC

Economic development participation needed make Shell Lake more beautiful, but also it wants to make Shell Lake even more of a destination for tourists and retirees. Marketing ideas and new project ideas are welcomed. Beverly Stencel, agriculture/agribusiness educator of Washburn County, did a presentation on marketing ideas for the city and encouraged the city to continue focusing on shopping, living, working and entertaining to boost the city’s economy. The committee would like to encourage business owners to get involved with the committee and to bring more ideas to the meetings. The committee needs public input as well. There is so much potential for the city, and the committee wants to take full advantage of that. The public is asked to watch for dates on the next EDC meeting (in March) and plan on attending if possible.

Beverly Stencel, agriculture/agribusiness educator, presented the city’s economic development committee with marketing strategies for the city of Shell Lake. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

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Jenny Snarski and Jackie Sacco are two parents who planned Catholic Schools Week this year along with Principal Pat Dougherty. - Photo by Diane Dryden

year. As you can imagine, the class size is small enough to be almost considered as a tutorial class instead of one taught by a teacher. All kids receive lots of individual attention, and because it’s mandatory for each student to play an instrument starting in fifth grade and continuing through eighth, band ranks high on this school’s to-do list, garnering them a reputation for music excellence. Each child has individual instructions, and band classes are held twice a week. Music is taught from pre-K on to eighth grade as is the Spanish language. As you can imagine, on Community Day during this special week, the kids visit nursing homes to play and sing for the residents. In past years, they’ve also seen a free show at the Palace Theatre, gone snow tubing and bowling. St. Francis de Sales School was started

in Spooner in 1958 in a church that had its beginning back in 1888 when, as a mission parish, it was built on land donated by the railroad company. When the new church and school were finished, the old building was demolished, with the current facility located on Summit and Oak streets. This year statistics show that 48 percent of the students have subsidized tuition, 20 percent of the full-time student body is non-Catholic, and 50 percent are part-time students, like home-schooled children, that come in for band. If you’ve ever wanted to know how this school operates and what they believe and teach, stop in on Pancake Sunday and ask some questions, especially if you want lots of individualized attention for your child and lots of love to go with it.


Elite, youth and family cross-country ski race in Shell Lake Registration now open

SHELL LAKE — The second-annual Shell Lake Sprint Cross-Country Ski Race will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Red Barn Ski Trails in Shell Lake. This popular event offers something for virtually every cross-country skier — whether you are going to challenge for the Birkie crown or just like to waddle in

the woods. Because of tremendous local sponsorship, every youth and casual racer from Spooner, Sarona and Shell Lake will pay a reduced fee if registered by Friday, Feb. 11. Plus every single racer will receive a gift certificate to New Moon Ski Shop in Hayward and awards will be given for numerous-age categories. The following outlines the specific race events. Tim Reedy State Farm Family Fun

EOC counselor available

RICE LAKE — Adults who have questions regarding educational and career options will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor from the Educational Opportunity Center at area learning centers in February. Make an appointment to visit with EOC counselor Jim Dzimiela between 10 a.m. and noon at the following sites/dates: Hayward WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, Feb. 1; Spooner WITC Learning Center on Tuesday, Feb. 8; or at the Shell Lake Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 17. Dzimiela is also available, by appoint-

The Washburn County Board of Supervisor met on Jan. 18. We did not have a meeting in December. Supervisor Michael Bobin resigned from the county board. There were two people who applied for this position. After both individuals made a presentation to the board, the board voted to appoint Jim Pearson, who is a businessman from MiDan Hubin, nong. supervisor, An item on the District 21 agenda was to give the nonunion employees salary an increase. After much discussion, the board voted not to approve a salary increase. I voted against this motion because nonunion employees receive an automatic pay increase every two years. Also, the cost of living has not increased in the past two years. The county board has been looking into the possibility of reducing the number of districts in the county. The board voted not to reduce the number of districts. It is my opinion we should

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ment, to meet with people in his Rice Lake office located on the UW-Barron County campus. EOC is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to assist adults with career decision making, academic assistance, educational programs and financial aid information. The EOC provides information about technical programs as well as two- and four-year university programs. To contact Dzimiela, call 715-234-8176, Ext. 5458 or 800-335-3113 or e-mail — from UW-BC

keep the current arrangement, primarily due to the number of committees each supervisor serves on. Presently, I serve on four county committees and two intercounty committees. This is not a real burden since I am retired, however, for supervisors who are currently employed, it could cause a burden trying to manage both being on the county board committees and their jobs. We need supervisors from all walks of life, not just retired people. Therefore, by keeping the districts the same, it spreads out the number of committees a supervisor must serve on. Reducing the number of districts would not save the county that much money. The board approved a motion to increase the sheriff’s budget for a state grant in the amount of $32,794 to purchase equipment. This equipment would assist the deputy sheriff officers in collecting data for state-mandated racial profiling. When an officer makes a traffic stop, they are required to identify the race of all occupants of the vehicle. This information is then provided to the state. I voted against receiving this grant money, because it is my opinion that racial profiling is violating federal law. The state of Wisconsin is in poor financial condition, and they should not being using money for this purpose. If you have any questions or comments, please call me at 715-468-2528.

Race: Either 2K or 5K race. This is for the family who wants to ski together or the casual adult who does not like to race seriously, but wants to support a wonderful community event. Every family will receive a plaque. New Moon Elite Races: This is for the elite racer. Spread out throughout the day, there are three distances — 2K, 5K and 10K, so skiers can compete in three races in less than three hours if they wish. There will be 100-percent payout of all registration fees in form of gift certificates to New Moon; so racers have the chance to compete for prizes. Shell Lake Marine High School Sprint: This 2K race has awards for boys and girls. Spooner Health System Youth Sprint: A 2K race for grades one through eight. Awards for age group and boy/girl. Sqwincher Middle/High School 5K: Awards based on age groups and boy/girl. Race is held an hour after the

Never say never

by Suzanne Johnson The statement never say never has come to settle a score with me. In this column I have written about how I am not a coffee drinker. I was recently told, that yes, I am now a coffee drinker. Oh, I may not be a fullfledged coffee drinker but time will tell if I will succumb to this legal stimulant. One day while meandering through the stores in a mall, hubby Milt decided to get me one of those fancy drinks at a coffee shop. You know, the beverage Suzanne that has so much caramel, chocolate, Johnson whipped cream, etc., that you can’t taste the coffee. It didn’t take long after consuming the beverage that I was off and running, all set to spend some time

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2k races, so youth are encouraged to do both. McDonald’s Super Sprint: An exciting 200-meter sprint around obstacles for all youth. With a discounted entry fee, each racer receives a free coupon for a fruit and walnut oatmeal and chicken snack wrap from McDonald’s. Shell Lake Clinic Quick K Sprint: Only 1K. Awards based on age groups and boy/girl. The Red Barn Berries TriceraTOP Skier Award: Given to each youth age group winner for the combined times in the Spooner Health System 2K, the McDonald’s Super Sprint and the Shell Lake Clinic 1K. Registration deadline is fast approaching. For more info and registration fees, call 715-205-4424 or register online at — from Ski! Shell Lake

doing some major shopping. Milt stayed seated in the food court holding sleeping granddaughter Adalyn. A few weeks later, on an early Sunday morning, I was an hour away from my destination when I stopped to fuel up the vehicle. I looked over the hot beverage section and decided at first that I would be OK without something and then decided to go for it and purchased a beverage that was called Extreme. It was vanilla flavored and claimed to have as much caffeine as three shots of espresso. Whoa! By the time I met up with Milt, an hour later, he could tell I was overly energized. He said it was as if I was bouncing off the walls. Inside I felt like I was. I still was a little overboard by late afternoon. My fear was how would I feel the next day? Would I experience what some might after consuming too much of another beverage that gives them a buzz? I confess there are some mornings I mix a cappuccino powder with a small amount of coffee to get me going for the day. Yes, I may be on my way to becoming a coffee drinker. Not sure how long it will take to wean me off of adding lots of creamer and sweetener, though.

First baby of the new year at IMC


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The first baby for 2011 born at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake was Gideon John Gregory. Dr. Jeffrey Dunham delivered Gideon on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7:06 a.m. Shown (L to R): Dr. Jeffrey Dunham presenting mom Laura with a gift certificate from Lakeside Market with Gideon in her arms and dad Chris holding 2-year-old brother Gus. — Photo by IMC


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Washb u r n C o u n t y Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Jan. 18 - $30 David Downs, Lakeville, Minn. Jan. 19 - $30 Shannon Wendel, Shell Lake Jan. 20 - $30 Gary Burkart, Shell Lake Jan. 21 - $30 Pat Middleton, St. Paul, Minn.

Anderson-Hager-Moe Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

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the ensuing years. Back in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21, 1941, President Roosevelt met with his general staff and voiced the country’s desire that Japan be bombed as soon as possible. Preliminary pencil-and-paper sketches plus wild imagination had taken place regarding a Japanese bombing, and on Jan. 10, 1942, a higher-level, more formal meeting discussing the possibility of the bombing took place. Francis Low, a Navy captain, assistant chief under Admiral King, suggested since the Navy did not have any carrier-based planes capable of making the long trip loaded with gas and bombs, the use of Army planes such as B25s, B26s, B18s or B23s. After some calculating, the new B25s were selected because the B18s and B23s wingspans were too big and would limit the number of planes on a carrier, and the B26s had been experiencing takeoff problems, so the B25 was selected. Two B25s were flown to Norfolk, Va., where white paint the length of a carrier deck was painted on one of the runways for Navy pilots to practice landings and takeoffs in that white-marked limited space. A quick experiment showed that a B25 with some major modifications

battle, it became very apparent that the age of the gigantic battleships was coming to a close. Instead of the miles-apart ships firing their 16-inch shells 20,000 feet into the air at the enemy’s battleship, the need now became speed. The American buildup of armament did not keep up with the Japanese buildup because of the economy of the U.S. in the 1930s; Naval Air Force had old, antiquated dive bombers and fighter planes; six carriers 30 or more years old that could not keep up with Japan’s speeds of 30-plus knots; torpedos that either didn’t run in the right direction, didn’t run after being dropped from planes or were duds; and pilots with little experience against newer, faster and more maneuvering Zeroes. Wrong guesses and miscues by the leadership themselves not being up to speed didn’t help the endeavor. There was a team called SIGINT on Hawaii led by Commander Joseph Rochefort who provided the Americans with an invaluable intelligence coup. This group cracked the essentials of the Japanese naval code. Although this did nothing for the first weeks of the war, it helped in the Battle of Midway and in


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Register Memories

1951 - 60 years ago

• Nominated for officers of the Jolly Workers 4-H Club were Shelvie Livingston, president; William Taubman, vice president; Karen Brown, secretary; Audrey Taubman, treasurer; and William Washkuhn, reporter. • The opening of the Sarona Farmers Union’s new feed mill was a great success with 200 farmers visiting the co-op. General manager was Nolan Penning and local manager was Warren Schlapper. • The Our Co-op Credit Union of Shell Lake held its annual meeting. Members of the board were Thurston Trumbower, Lloyd Mortensen, Clyde Stouffer, Russell Jacobson and William Fenander. The office was located in the Farmers Union Office at Shell Lake. • Washburn County Leaders Association officers were Mrs. Ione Butenhoff, president; Mrs. Melvin Swan, vice president; Mrs. John Hillman, secretary; and W.H. Dougherty, treasurer. Junior fair committee was Janet McNabb, president; Mrs. Ione Butenhoff, vice presidents; and W.H. Dougherty, secretary/treasurer.

1961 - 50 years ago

• Dorothy Furchtenicht, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Furchtenicht, Shell Lake, was named Wisconsin’s State Champion Holstein Girl. • Mrs. Earl Lund attended a three-day session of the Women’s Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. • Mrs. L.W. Allen, Shell Lake, visited Hawaii on a WCCO radio tour. • Judy Bitney returned to school at Superior State after spending several months at her home due to an accident.

1971 - 40 years ago

• Funeral services were held in Los Angeles, Calif., for Roger (Paddy) Ryan, 79, who was the former editor and publisher of the Washburn County Register in the 1930s. • Richard Rydberg was named Prudential Man of the Year. • Clyde Stouffer, Washburn County Department of Public Welfare, was guest speaker at the Washburn County Mental Health Association meeting. • A grand opening was held at Rummel’s.

1981 - 30 years ago

• Five Shell Lake pastors conducted a

would fit on a carrier and get airborne if necessary with less space than they were normally used to. To train these Army fliers, Lt. Henry L. Miller, a Naval air instructor in Pensacola, Fla., was selected and ordered to report to Eglin Air Field, Fla. General Hap Arnold of the United States Army Air Corps chose Lt. Col. James Doolitle, a famous aviator racer and aeronautical engineer, as officer in charge of the group. Doolittle at the time was commanding the Eighth Air Group that had the most experienced B25 pilots. This experience was a total of three to four months since the 25s had only been delivered Sept. 1, 1941. The die had been cast, the mission had approval, the plane to be used was agreed upon, the only thing missing was who was going to fly the planes … to be continued. ••• As a sidelight to this story, the date this is being written, Jan. 17, 2011, marked the death of Ed Chlapowski. As a 19-year-old Navy radioman at Pearl Harbor, he was the first person to alert the world that Japanese planes were bombing Pearl Harbor. He was 88.

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thanksgiving service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for the release of the 52 American hostages from Iran. • Roger Lundeen, Barronett, caught an 8-foot, 75-pound sailfish while fishing in the Pacific Ocean off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. • Ann Druschba, daughter of Leonard and Jean Druschba, Shell Lake, was named to the dean’s list at Marquette University. • Shell Lake Schools vocalists and instrumentalists attending All–Conference Day at Bruce Schools were chorus members Lynn Richter, Chris Schafer, Scott Sturtevant, Karen Hile, Rourke Connors, Crystal Hoecherl and Mike Powers; brass section Brett Heino, Mitch Stovring, Darrel Crosby, Cecile Druschba and Patti Livingston; woodwind participants Jennifer Lindeman, Karen Mortensen, Laurie Schnell, Carrie Bixby, Eric Jensen and Brent Amundson.

1991 - 20 years ago

• Arne Stovring, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Shell Lake State Bank submitted his resignation. He would remain on the board of directors and be retained as a consultant. Assistant Vice President Dirk Benzer was named to succeed Stovring. • Shell Lake Mayor Ray Heilborn ordered the American flags be flown as a symbol of support for U.S. troops in the

Gulf War. • Volunteer firefighters from Shell Lake and Spooner battled a blaze at the Bashaw Store and Bar. The building was completely destroyed by the fire. • Freshman Steve Naglosky posted his first career tournament championship at the Superior Invitational Wrestling Tournament and helped pace the Lakers to a first-place team finish in their division.

2001 - 10 years ago

• CenturyTel donated $500 to Terraceview Living Center, $1,000 to the Salvation Army and $500 to the Indianhead Arts Center. Making the presentations was Bob Schilling, area supervisor. Accepting donations were Joe Rounce, president of the Terraceview Community Foundation; Michelle Gribble, regional field rep for the Salvation Army; and Howard Lehman, director of the arts center. • Shell Lake students receiving the chancellor’s award from UW-Stout were Daniel Dunbar and Steven Richter. • Newest members to the Silver Dollar Club for the accelerated reader program were Heidi Jones, Rob Aderman, Nicolette Scheu and Rachael Spears. • Theater in the Woods was busy for 4-1/2 months making puppets for the puppet version of their “Forest” production that would be staged in June.

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January Thursday, Jan. 27 • Bloodmobile at Shell Lake United Methodist Church, noon to 6 p.m. • 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. Friday, Jan. 28 • Bloodmobile at Shell Lake United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Washburn County Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., Shell Lake City Hall building, 501 1st St. A genealogy program will be presented at the end of the meeting. Public is welcome to attend. Saturday, Jan. 29 • Community Sports Equipment Swap, 9-11 a.m., Shell Lake 3-12 commons. • Shell Lake Fire Department ice-fishing contest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at Shell Lake South Bay. • Benefit for Cindy Malmin, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 803 2nd St., Shell Lake. Sunday, Jan. 30 • Eldon Coblentz spaghetti dinner benefit, 12:30-6 p.m., Spooner American Legion Hall, east Hwy. 70. Door prizes and silent auction.


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March Wednesday, March 2 • Washburn County HCE meeting at UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19 • New Ventures Gardening seminar, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration and vendors sales begin at 8:45 a.m., Northwood School, Minong. For more information call 715-466-4692, Ext. 501 or

Every… 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 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake, through the winter months, open every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 715-468-2982. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715635-4400. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence in a relationship, please call 800-924-0556. The Genealogy Society Research Room at 206-1/2 2nd Ave., Museum Hewitt Building, Shell Lake, is closed for the winter. Volunteers will be available to help the public on appointment as weather permits. Call 715-635-7937 for more information. Shell Lake Alano Club Meetings on CTH B, 2 blocks off Hwy. 63. All meetings are nonsmoking Sunday 10 a.m. AA 6 p.m. AA Monday Noon AA 5 p.m. GA Tuesday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Wednesday 1 p.m. AA 7 p.m. NA Thursday 1 p.m. AA Al-Anon 7 p.m. 2 p.m. AA Friday 7 p.m. AA Saturday Noon AA 7 p.m. AA Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


Volunteers are needed at the Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake. Call 715-468-2982. ••• Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or email ••• Glenview Assisted Living is looking for a volunteer to assist the in-house beautician with appointments. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested volunteers please call 715-468-4255 or e-mail at ••• To publish a volunteer opportunity, submit it to us by Monday noon. E-mail it to, bring it to the office , or call 715-468-2314 . Please list the type of volunteer work you need, as well as dates, times and length of service. Make sure to include your contact information, including your name and phone number. When the volunteer position is filled, please let us know so we can take it off the list. This service is offered free of charge in an effort to bring the community together so those that are looking for help can find those that are looking to help.

Tuesday, Feb. 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Feb. 2 • Washburn County HCE meeting at UW-Extension meeting room, 9:30 a.m. • 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. Thursday, Feb. 3 • 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. • Souper Bowl of Caring, 5-7 p.m., at the Spooner High School. Bring a nonperishable food item or monetary gift for the Indianhead Community Action Agency. Friday, Feb. 4 • Spooner Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Rose Collison’s home to hear Missy Wienbergen speak of her two mission trips to Tanzania, Africa. A brief meeting will follow. For more information, please contact Sharon King, 715-635-2741. Tuesday, Feb. 8 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. All stayat-home or part-time-working moms welcome with their children. Wednesday, Feb. 9 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Feb. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., at the Spooner Health System. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Saturday, Feb. 12 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Ticket sales at 9 a.m. Distribution at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Chuck at 715-635-9309, Bill at 715-468-4017 or Ardys at 715-222-4410. Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Feb. 16 • Games and activities, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m., at the library, 501 1st St., Shell Lake. The public is welcome. Thursday, Feb. 17 • The Washburn County Humane Society open board meeting will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the state patrol headquarters in Spooner. Call 715-635-4720 for more information. • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting will be provided. Saturday, Feb. 19 • Alone Together, featuring the musical and vocal talents of Alan Granley, Janice Nelson and Jan Lee, 7:30 p.m., presented by Theatre in the Woods, at the Quam in Shell Lake. • Cabaret, featuring junior and senior high jazz ensembles, 7 p.m., Shell Lake Schools 3-12 building. Monday, Feb. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Info call 715-635-4669. Wednesday, Feb. 23 • Free community supper, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Feb. 24 • 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.

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Sunday, Jan. 23, was the day! It was the day our Green Bay Packers football team took on the Chicago Bears. A game that decided which team would be heading to the Super Bowl. It may have been all our yellin’ and stompin’ that helped the Packers win over the Bears. It’s onward to the Super Bowl for the Packers! Happy birthday to Jeff Stellrecht on his special day, Jan. 27. Have a wonderful day, Jeff. Happy birthday wishes go out to Tom Crosby as he celebrates his special day Jan. 28. Have a wonderful day, Tom. Happy birthday to Donna Lawrence and Dustin Petz as they both enjoy their special day with many more on Jan. 29. A very happy anniversary to Bill and Sherry Forrestal as they enjoy another year together Jan. 29. Jan. 31, a very happy birthday to Cody Knoop and also to Ruth Hopke as they enjoy their special day with many more to come. Happy birthday to Cy Atkinson on his special day, Feb. 2. Have a wonderful day, Cy. Had a nice chat with Karen Hotchkiss. Karen tells us she had stomach surgery at the VA hospital on Dec. 20. Her hubby, Gene, is doctoring for the pain in his back. Please keep Karen and Gene in your special thoughts and prayers. Shirley Stellrecht called to tell me she is keeping her fingers busy and warm knitting, while she is enjoying that 10-point buck she shot last fall. Come Jan. 31, real estate taxes are due. Has anyone noticed all the land sales being auctioned off? Yes, looking in the Wild Rivers North Advertiser, there are many parcels being offered to people through auctions. I’m very glad at this time that Dewey Country has laws of how small a 40, etc. can be sold throughout the township. It’s hard to see all this prime land being sold, which was good farmland. Diane Hulleman tells us she didn’t go at all this week, just kept pluggin’ her fireplace full of wood and watching

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SPOONER – This winter marks the 27th year that UW-Extension has sponsored the Northern Wisconsin Safari of Agriculture Specialists. The goal of this series is to bring University of Wisconsin-Extension specialists and agents and their expertise to the state’s northern counties with the latest research-based information for farmers and farm businesses. Seminars are held in five locations and are free and open to the public. Ron Kean, UW-Extension poultry specialist, will discuss Backyard Poultry Management, including but not limited to, general husbandry, common diseases, breeds, housing, fencing, nutrition, winter care, predators and marketing. He will speak at the Spooner Ag Station from 10:30 a.m. - noon on Friday, Feb. 4. Kean grew up on a farm in Nebraska and has been at UW for

18 years. He teaches companion animal biology, is the breeder flock and hatchery management coordinator at UW-Madison and writes the Answer Man column for Backyard Poultry Magazine. Kean has degrees from Nebraska and Iowa State. The other two topics are Forest Health Update by Brian Schwingle, DNR, Feb. 16-18 (Spooner, Friday, Feb. 18), and Techniques to Extend Your Grazing Season by Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW-Extension grazing specialist, Feb. 23-25 (Spooner, Friday, Feb. 25). The schedule for the five locations is as follows: • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. – Rusk County Extension conference room, Ladysmith Courthouse • Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – Price County Extension conference room, Phillips Courthouse

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SPOONER —A breakfast, open house, school exchange project and community dinner will highlight this year’s observance of Catholic Schools Week at St. Francis de Sales School in Spooner. The events are part of a nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. This year’s theme Catholic Schools: A+ for America, celebrates the value Catholic schools add to the nation. With high academic standards grounded in strong moral values and high graduation rates, Catholic schools and their graduates make a significant contribution to American society. St. Francis de Sales will host a community breakfast and school open house at 11 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the school located at 300 Oak St. The breakfast is free and open to anyone in the community. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the school, learn about programs for preschoolers to eighth-grade students, and observe student projects. Throughout the week, students will participate in a va-

riety of fun, educational and service-oriented events. St. Francis de Sales School has partnered with seven other St. Francis de Sales schools around the country to participate in a learning exchange project. Each school will share information about their unique school and complete a project, which focuses on a common patron saint. On Thursday, Feb. 3, St. Francis de Sales parish hosts its monthly community dinner from 4-6 p.m. at the school. Offered the first Thursday of each month, this dinner is open to everyone. Musical entertainment will be provided by the school’s award-wining students and Vern Seckora. Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. St. Francis de Sales is a co-education school, serving students from pre-K to eighth grade. For more information call 715-635-2774 or visit — from St. Francis de Sales

Snowmobile safety Shown above at the front of the classroom is DNR-certified snowmobile safety instructor Brent Ringlien, Spooner, who helped conduct the latest snowmobile safety class at Spooner Middle School. The class of 28 students graduated and received certificates that will allow them to operate a snowmobile on the local and state trails in Wisconsin. The class emphasized control and safety on the trails as well as maintenance and upkeep of the machine at all times. — Photo submitted


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SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Schools, in collaboration with Northwood, Spooner, and the Cumberland School Community Education programs, will offer a presentation by Karen Hurd, via ITV, on Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hurd, a veteran of the Military Intelligence Corps, attended the American Academy of Nutrition and is currently working toward her doctorate in nutrition. Her Web site,, and book, “And They Said It Wasn’t Possible,” document stories of people who recovered from illness using nutrition. Hurd, who has also written “The Bean Queen’s Cookbook,” maintains a private practice as a nutrition counselor in Fall Creek. Participants will have live interaction with Hurd and 10 other communities participating in this presentation. The cost is $15. Register through Shell Lake Community Ed office at 715-468-7815, Ext. 1337. — from SLCE

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Amy West, Turtle Lake, beat her Shell Lake opponent, Daniel Melton, in her quest to win the first-place trophy. She is following a family wrestling tradition as her older sister, Isabella, who took home a third-place trophy.

Taren Farley will be a state wrestler some day, but until then, this Shell Lake secondgrader and his parents have many matches in front of them.

Noah Lauterbach has the upper hand on his opponent, Chase Kidder. They are both 4 years old and in their first match. Facing the crowd is more of a challenge than facing their opponent for these young wrestlers.

Cody J. Swan and Kale Hopke shake hands before the start of their match as referee Colton Kozial watches. Kozial is a 2010 Shell Lake graduate who stepped up to volunteer his time so that the young athletes can compete in a sport that he himself had a passion for.

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The expression on Jane Lauterbach’s face is priceless as her son, Noah, wins his first wrestling match. As a parent, she shared in his wins and losses during the youth tournament. She is now hooked as a wrestling mom and will give up many weekends during his wrestling years.

Photos by Larry Samson

Wrestling is not just for the boys, as Gabi Skidmore knows. Wrestling in the Spooner program, Gabi takes down her opponent, but lost the match to take home a third-place trophy.

Hunter League Corrado Custom Tile: 611 Splitting Swamp Llamas: 585 The Stone Pony: 570 Grandpas: 590 John Meed’s Trucking I: 600 Jeff Nordby Trucking: 514 Wholford Construction: 566

Jason and Jim: 527 Sam Hicks: 477 Adult Youth Archery Buddies: 434 Youth John Meed’s Trucking II: 287

Timberland Archery Bow Hunter League Compounds Shell Lake State Bank: 715 Granite Electric: 698 Community Sanitation: 678 Double D’s: 648 Snag’s Bar: 580 Gary/Terri: 551

SPORTS Girls high school basketball

Friday, Jan. 28: At Grantsburg (nc), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1: DH vs. Turtle Lake, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10: At Birchwood (nc), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22: DH vs. Northwood, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25: DH at Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m.

Boys high school basketball Thursday, Jan. 27: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1: DH vs. Turtle Lake,7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22: DH vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25: DH at Prairie Farm, 6 p.m.

Women’s Bearded Hens: 503 Red Brick Café: 485 Traditional Droptine Camp: 456 Timberland: 431 Inflamed Shoulders: 391 Putzes: 373 Ralph: 241

SCHEDULE High school wrestling Thursday, Jan. 27: Vs. Bruce, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5: Conference at Cameron, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12: WIAA regional at Boyceville

Junior high girls basketball Thursday, Jan. 27: Vs. Turtle Lake, old gym, 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28: At Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1: At Northwood, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3: At Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8: Vs. Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10: Vs. Prairie Farm, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15: Vs. Cameron, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24: Vs. Northwood, 5 p.m.




Girls basketball highlights

Rebounding and shooting under the basket is what this freshman enjoys doing. Coming from a family of three older brothers, Colleen Knoop has learned how to stand her ground. She had four points for the game.

Prairie Farm defender Emily Hellendrung tries to defend Jen Cassel on this layup. Cassel had 19 points for the game.

Kristin Kraetke pumps one from the 3-point line. She had two 3-pointers in the game.

Erica Kozial passes the ball off to teammate Jen Cassel after the rebound. Controlling the boards helped Shell Lake in their 63-46 victory over Prairie Farm on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Playing her senior year, Kozial has earned the distinction of being Shell Lake’s rebounder.

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Jen Cassel takes in the rebound as Hannah Cassel trips as she races in to help her sister.




Boys basketball highlights

Senior Andy Melton, with a fast-break layup, had six points in the game. The boys are still looking for their first win of the season as they fell 54-40 to Prairie Farm on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and 67- 25 to Grantsburg on Thursday, Jan. 20.

BJ Burton kept Prairie Farm honest by driving inside on the basket. He had 14 points in the game.

LEFT - Using his height and jumping ability, Jon Lloyd gets over his defender on this lefthand hook.

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AJ Denotter hustles for the rebound before it gets out of bounds.

AJ Denotter gets a trip to the free-throw line after being fouled on this layup. He had eight points for the game.

Isaac Cusick is a tough defender on the top of the key.




Wrestling season winding down by Larry Samson SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake placed fifth out a field of 10 schools at the Shell Lake Challenge held Saturday, Jan. 22. Hudson took the top honors with a team score of 287 points followed by Boyceville and Spring Valley with 236 points. The competition was very tough, as it should be as the regular season winds down. Earlier in the week, Thursday, Jan. 20, Shell Lake had traveled to Cameron to

meet up in a dual conference match. For years, this has been an intense rivalry. Shell Lake came out on top with a 51-24 win. Cameron received three forfeits and won only two matches. Shell Lake had seven pins and one decision. The wrestling season is winding down with only one dual meet left. They will face Bruce on Thursday, Jan. 27, at home and they will travel to Cameron for the Lakeland Conference Meet on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Tyler Anderson with the 101st win of his high school wrestling career with this pin over Damon Snider of Spooner. To achieve 100 wins requires that a wrestler wrestle varsity in his freshman year and advanced in the regional and sectionals.

Brandon Anderson with a dramatic takedown of his Cumberland opponent, Corey Sager. Anderson won this match with a pin and finished the day with third place and 24 team points. He earned the most pins for the tournament.

Shell Lake (SL) 51.0 Cameron (COM) 24.0, Thursday, Jan. 20 103: double forfeit. 112: Tyler Kozial, SL, pinned Jesse Mikolon, COM, 3:25. 119: Beau Skluzacek, SL, pinned Alex Hanson, COM, 5:29. 125: Dan Cassel, SL, decision over Trevor Frisinger, COM, 4-3. 130: Sam Livingston, SL, won by forfeit. 135: Aaron Slinker, SL, pinned Jacob Vought, COM, 4:29. 140: Josh Huiras, COM, pinned Dillon Hopke, SL, 1:45.

145: Tyler Wenzel, COM, won by forfeit. 152: Jacob Malson, COM, won by forfeit. 160: Tyler Anderson, SL, pinned Quiten Emole, COM, 1:03. 171: Austin Bayer, COM, pinned Brandon Anderson, SL, 1:45. 189: Caleb Schmidt, SL, pinned Skylar Roth, COM, 0:21. 215: Marlo Fields, SL, pinned Matt Bryngelson, COM, 2:52. 285: Brian Marschall, SL, pinned Dexter Crawford, COM, 2:33.

Andy Melton tries unsuccessfully to pin his Spooner opponent, Lucas Hagberg. Melton won in a 12-6 decision in the fifth round at the Shell Lake Challenge held Saturday, Jan 22.

Shell Lake Challenge Saturday, Jan. 22 Team Scores: Hudson: 287.0 Boyceville: 236.0 Spring Valley: 236.0 New Richmond: 201.0 Shell Lake: 176.0 Cumberland: 141.0 Spooner: 124.0 Bloomer: 113.0 Chequamegon: 111.0 Hudson Varsity Reserve: 93.0 103: Tyler Kozial placed fifth and scored 16.00 team points. 112: Beau Skluzacek placed sixth and scored 12.00 team points. 125: Dan Cassel placed fifth and scored 16.00 team points.

130: Sam Livingston placed third and scored 19.00 team points. 135: Aaron Slinker placed fifth and scored 13.00 team points. 140: Dillon Hopke placed eighth and scored 6.00 team points. 145: Andy Melton placed eighth and scored 3.00 team points. 152: Tyler Anderson placed fourth and scored 16.00 team points. 171: Brandon Anderson placed third and scored 24.00 team points. 189: Caleb Schmidt placed second and scored 24.00 team points. 215: Marlo Fields placed fifth and scored 12.00 team points. 285: Brian Marschall placed fourth and scored 15.00 team points.

Aaron Slinker tries to turn Mitchell Johnson of Bloomer on to his back. While he was not able to pin him, Slinker won by an 11-2 major decision to take fifth place in the Shell Lake Challenge.

Area Writer’s corner

The friend of the Navajo

by Mary B. Olsen, Shell Lake He was a veteran recently returned from France after World War II still recovering from war injuries that had taken the sight of one eye and shattered a leg. He was driving a lonely New Mexico road when a group of Navajos came suddenly into view. Riding horseback, the men were painted and wearing feathers. He knew something of their culture and realized they were going to the Enemy Way ceremony, a curing ceremony, to help a veteran returning from the war become peaceful in his soul. He asked if he could join them. He found the ceremony for spiritual cleansing intriguing. He still struggled with recovering from his injuries, and thought it might have been helpful if he could have been cleansed like the Navajo. This experience left an impression. The man was Tony Hillerman. He is my favorite detective and mystery writer, and the favorite of mystery fans everywhere. It has been two years since the veteran and mystery writer, Hillerman, passed away. He died Oct. 26, 2008, in a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 83 years old. Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Okla., on Potawatami Indian land, where he lived with his parents, August and Lucy. He went to a Catholic Indian girls school and graduated from high school there. It was hard times. He once said his family didn’t have enough money to leave, like the Okies heading for California in rattletrap cars during the Dust Bowl years. He



left Oklahoma A&M to join the Army, the 103rd Infantry Division. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. While going through recovery from his injuries, he became a journalist, earned a master’s degree and began teaching journalism at the University of New Mexico. He taught until 1987. He had everything he wanted, his wife, Marie, a child and five more adopted children, and his work as a journalist, reporter and as executive editor of The New Mexican Magazine. But he was restless. He wanted to delve into the meanings of things. He began work on a mystery novel, and three years later, in 1970, “The Blessing Way” was published. It was the first of 18 books based on the Navajo Indians, and also the Zuni and Hopi tribes of the Southwest. It was the earlier experience with the Navajo ceremony that made him take up writing his books full time. He told of his kind of research that involved attending Navajo sheep dippings, rodeos, rug and jewelry sales, trading posts and reservation police stations, and often questioning his Navajo friends about their traditional way of life. He wrote of the Navajo idea of being in harmony with nature and the kind of connection to the natural world the people needed. He contrasted that with the world of the white culture that tended to leave behind traditions, customs, the native language and force assimilation. His characters, tribal policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, investigated the mysterious events. Their beliefs and personal lives were woven into the mysteries, so the reader entered their world and felt they had witnessed the crimes and helped solve the mysteries.

He wrote about the land, describing where the shadows on the mountains changed color and grew, and how the wind sounded and how the rain fell on the parched land. This detail added to the realism of the stories. Living in a culture where many consider the deserts as of no value except for exploitation, he wrote of the beauty of the natural land. He told of the peace and joy in the hearts of the traditional people, and how the old way of life seemed to be slipping away. His characters brought out the various viewpoints and explored the difficulties of native people who leave traditions behind. It took an expert writer to succeed so well. Hillerman was given many awards for his books about the Navajo. He wrote more than 30 books. His books have been translated into 30 languages. He received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1991. The article in Newsweek magazine in 1989 pointed out his brilliant “evocation of time and place particularly the desolation of the Southwest” and praised him for “… his examining of the pain of cultural clashes.” What did he try to achieve in his writing? As quoted in Newsweek he said, “I want to write an entertaining book, and I’d like people to see the strength and dignity of a culture I admire.” Hillerman’s successors continue to explore cultural values in their books. When I consider the legacy of fine books, and all he accomplished, I have to believe his spirit is walking with beauty all around him as in the way of the Navajo.

by Marian Furchtenicht

The month of January sure has been a time for hot soup. Friday morning, it was minus 32 here, probably the coldest day. Gasoline is on the rise, $3.25 locally over the weekend. Have you noticed the days are getting longer now? It’s about nine-plus hours from sunrise until sunset. Sunday was exciting for football with the Packers winning and going on to the Super Bowl. It should be more pleasant and neat to play in the new dome in Texas. Fun trivia: This year we will experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11. Now take the year you were born plus the age you will be this year and it will equal 111. Very interesting times we live in. Tami Dennis is having a Scentsy wickless candle party fundraiser for the Sarona Methodist Church Relay for Life Team at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Sarona United Methodist Church basement. A speedy recovery to Janace Gagner who recently had surgery and came home Saturday night. Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht baby-sat their grands, Jillian and Jaxson, Sunday through Thursday while their folks, Ryan and Jessie, along with John and Mary Marschall, attended the World Concrete Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Ryan and Jessie visited her grandparents, Geri and Bob. Russ Furchtenicht’s friend, George Cody, and a couple of friends from Somerset and Jerry Bobbit, New Richmond, were up and went snowmobiling around here.

Academic news

STEVENS POINT — The University of WisconsinStevens Point honored more than 2,365 undergraduate students for attaining high grade-point averages during the fall semester of the 2010-11 academic semester. Full-time undergraduates who earned grade points of 3.90 to 4.0, 4.0 equals straight A, are given the highest-honors designation. High-honor citations go to those with grade-point averages from 3.75 to 3.89 and honor recognition is accorded to those with grade-point averages from 3.50 to 3.74. Personalized certificates of scholastic achievement are being sent to those who earned highest-honors distinction. Local students who received honors include: Birchwood: Kassandra M. Gargulak, honors; Shell Lake: Meg K. Buchmann, highest honors; Jennifer M. Haack, highest honors; Justin A. Hemshrot, honors; and Rachel A. Werner, high honors. — from TheLink ••• DULUTH, Minn. — Rosemary B. Bray and Christina L. Missinne, both of Spooner, were named to the dean’s list at UM-Duluth. To be named to the dean’s list, students have to achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. — from MinnesotaLink

Since the senior center in Shell Lake started playing cards in the afternoons, Virginia Stodola got to go on Tuesday as she doesn’t get out at night. Jack and Judy Stodola, Onalaska, were up Tuesday and Wednesday at Virginia’s. Pat and Andy Frey watched the game Sunday afternoon at his folks. In the evening, the entire family was there for supper and to celebrate Anton’s 82nd birthday. Many more is wished for you, Anton! The Frey kids were at their folks on Friday night and packaged up venison sausage they had made. My sister and husband, Sharon and Merle Wilber, Webster, stopped by Friday, en route home from Rice Lake, and had a late lunch and a great visit with me. Granddaughter Sara Marschall and Kyle Mathenson, Cumberland, had supper and an evening of cards with me Friday night. I visited Mary Krantz in Shell Lake one day. Her daughter, Brenda, and Jeff Pederson, stopped by so I got to visit with them, too. Marlene Hansen went with Don and Marie Albertson and son Troy to Hideaway in Haugen to eat and help Don’s mom, Vi Albertson, Amery, celebrate her belated birthday. Happy birthday, Vi. Cindy Furchtenicht visited her folks, Paul and Linda Jachims, in Rice Lake on Sunday. It was her mom’s birthday. I had called Linda and she said she just turned her numbers around and made believe she was 38 again! Birthday wishes to her. There sure have been a lot of different woodpeckers at the feeders. Al and Jolene Loew had a big pileated pecking at their window and chipping wood on their


new deck so they must be hungry these cold days or maybe just getting some exercise to keep warm? Sympathy to the family of Sharon Thompson, Spooner, and also to the Ron Rydberg family, in their recent deaths. There have been colds and a 24-hour flu going around. That’s what we don’t need. Saturday I took in the Shell Lake Wrestling Challenge for a while. There were 10 schools taking part. There sure were a lot of folks there and it lasted all day with five matches in each weight class. Grandson Brian Marschall took fourth place in the 189-pound weight class. Tammy Dennis’ son, Justin, took a fifth place. He is a Spooner wrestler. Good going boys. Grandson Ryan Furchtenicht and son Jaxson and Elaine Ryan were Monday visitors at my house. Happy birthday to Brent Tabor, Shelly Quinn, Cody Buehler, Larry Parker and Kim Rux, Jan. 27; Mary Mancl, Jan. 28; Howard Furchtenicht, John Wilkan, Lindsey Green, Donna Lawrence, Joann Briggs, Sage Elbe, Tim Scalzo and David Granzin, Jan. 29; Bob Kruegar, Bethany (Weathers), Tom Elliott, Jan. 30; Sharon Quinn, Julia Pokorny, Justis Knutson and Cody Konop, Jan. 31; Marilyn Lang, Heidi Pfluger, Sharon Krantz, Ericka Crosby, Tammy Gagner and lil’ Aage Duch, Feb. 1; and Jonell Ullom, Feb. 2. Anniversary wishes to Lloyd and Arlene Cross on Jan. 30. This month Katty Shack Breakfast will be at Economart in Spooner on Tuesday, Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, at 9 a.m.

by Karen Mangelsen

Karen Mangelsen called on Lois Synder Monday morning. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited at the home of Erika and Seth Strickland in Cumberland Friday afternoon. They met their new baby, Cadence James. Donna and Gerry Hines, Lida and Don Nordquist, and Karen and Hank Mangelsen were supper guests at the home of Marlene and Bruce Swearingen Friday. Maynard and Ronda Mangelsen visited Mike and Nancy Longhenry Saturday afternoon and evening and had supper there.

Karen, Hank, Hannah and Grace Mangelsen went to River Falls Saturday to visit Larry, Heidi, Celie and Baxter Mangelsen. They had lunch there and then helped Celie celebrate her 10th birthday. Clam River Tuesday Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the home of Judy Leonard. Each member is asked to bring something for lunch to go with lasagna, which will be provided. Also, there is a gift exchange for those who wish to participate. The ladies will play the dice game, and prizes will be white elephant items that each person brings.

Another week has gone by, and I’ve enjoyed smear and Rummikubs at Friendship Commons. There is such a feeling of well-being there. The Readers Club will be starting soon with local authors. Eva is serving up meals. The soup and sandwiches are popular. We had a meeting and an audit recently, and everything was OK. I am the secretary/treasurer, so that’s a

good thing, right? I would like to see more members coming in. Maybe give us some input of what you would like happening here. I enjoyed cards and friends at the Terraceview Living Center and also the candy cart on Monday. If silence is golden, not many people could be accused of hoarding. ~ Menard’s flyer

Friendship Commons by Theresa Sigmund



Richard A. Hendricks

Richard A. Hendricks, 64, Springbrook, lost his battle with brain cancer Jan. 22, 2011, with his wife, sons and grandchildren at his side. Richard was born at home June 30, 1946, in Springbrook Township, to Lloyd and Elsie Hendricks Sr. He attended grades 1-12 at Spooner Schools. He lived in Springbrook for most of his life. He worked at Olson Conveyor in Illinois, Joe Hendricks Forest Products and after Joe’s death, for Joyce Hendricks Forest Products. In September 2009, Richard’s health forced him to retire. He worked in the woods for over 40 years. Richard was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. Later in his life, he put down his gun and shot with a camera. He truly had a love for nature. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Joseph, Kenneth, Tom, Daniel and Larry.

Two men were forced to make an emergency trip across a lake one night. They jumped into a boat and started rowing. They battled the winds and the waves, and arrived worn out. Just as they were getting out of the boat in the morning, they discovered to their surprise that there was a motor in the back of the boat. Every child of God is on his way to heaven. But are you aware of the fact that there’s power to turn your trials into triumphs and your setbacks into success? St. Paul made this discovery, and he said, “Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Visit us at:

Gertrude L. Zach

Gertrude L. Zach, 86, a resident of Spooner, died Jan.14, 2011, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. Gertrude was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Oakland Township in Burnett County, to John and Emma (Klemenn) Ovre. She attended the Oakland School in Webster. She married Elmer L. Zach on June 26, 1943, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Webster. Gertrude loved the outdoors. She enjoyed making flower arrangements from artificial flowers and feeding and watching the birds. She also loved to have company. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; brothers, Les and Bill; an infant brother, Donald; son, Donald; and granddaughter, Mary. She is survived by her children, Dorothy (Daryll)


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Tree and wildflower sale

SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County Land and Water Conservation Office is sponsoring a program where landowners may purchase native pine trees and native perennial wildflowers. The pine trees are four-year transplants and sold in packets of 25. Species included are Norway pine (red pine), white pine, Norway spruce, white spruce, Black Hills spruce and Colorado blue spruce. The native perennial wildflowers are suitable for habitat restoration. They are sold in flats of 48 to 60 plants, depending on the collection purchased. All sales are on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to order the items

you want early. Distribution of tree orders is April 15 and April 16 at the Spooner Ag Research Station. The wildflowers will be June 3 at the Spooner Ag Research Station. Order forms may be picked up at the land and water conservation office in the county courthouse in Shell Lake or you can call the office at 715-468-4654. Order forms are also available on the Web site: — from WCLWC

Court news

Christine M. Barta, Omaha, Neb., speeding, $175.30. Damion D. Becker, Bethel, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Cletus C. Bowe, Medford, speeding, $200.50. Ryan D. Brunner, Neenah, seat belt violation, $10.00. Aubrey L. Cox, Springbrook, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Amanda J. Cruz, Spooner, seat belt violation, $10.00. Ryan P. Eichinger, Chippewa Falls, seat belt violation, $10.00. Justin J. Elkins, Shell Lake, OWI, $741.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment, other sentence. Sadi S. Fisher, Cumberland, speeding, $200.50; operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Jedidiah C. Fudally, Maple, speeding, $200.50. Jake G. Hebda, Firestone, Colo., speeding, $175.30. Rebecca L. Henning, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Thomas K. Iverson, Houston, Minn., operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00; operating without valid license $200.50. Shelby S. Jarrett, Browntown, OWI, $1,635.00, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. John J. Lawver, Mellen, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Bruce A. Meyer, Prior Lake, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Misti A. Miller, Stone Lake, OWI, $741.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Nicholas M. Moose, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00.


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Jared L. Neibauer, Mellen, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. William M. Newsome, Minong, seat belt violation, $10.00. William M. Raich, Trego, ATV careless operation, $150.50. John D. Ranta, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, speeding, $200.50. Kevin P. Waldvogel, Milwaukee, driving too fast for conditions, $213.10. Daniel S. Wentzel, Minong, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Justin A. Elkins, Shell Lake, resisting or obstructing an officer, $249.00. Robert J. Frederick, Spooner, resisting or obstructing an officer, $326.50. Devin J. Grunke, Minneapolis, Minn., possession of THC, $263.50. Kenneth R. Haynes, Spooner, operating while under the influence, $6,165.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 36 months; hit and run, probation, sent. withheld. Matthew P. Hobscheid, Minong, carrying a concealed weapon, $265.50, other sentence; possession of THC, $265.50, other sentence. Stacey M. Hopkins, Spooner, forgery, $976.50, probation, sent. withheld. Chad J. Mattson, Rice Lake, possession of methamphetamine, $125.00, probation, sent. withheld. Teanna M. Merrill, Hertel, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, local jail, costs. Joshawa E. Ness, Spooner, obtain DNR approval while Ct. revocation, $263.50, twice. Alicia A. Oppel, Spooner, battery, $299.00. Christopher A. Skar, Rice Lake, operating while under the influence, $904.00, local jail, license revoked 1 year, other sentence. Kenneth R. Terrell, Spooner, battery, $299.00. Noah R. Tijerina, Siren, operating while under the influence, $904.00, local jail, license revoked 12 months, other sentence. Simone M. Tremblay-Klein, Hayward, disorderly conduct, $263.50. Roger P. Velasco, Spooner, possess amphetamine/LSD/psilocin, $263.50, probation, sent. withheld; possess drug paraphernalia, $263.50, probation, sent. withheld.

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Area churches St. Francis de Sales

Alliance Lake Park Alliance 53 3rd Ave., Shell Lake Pastor John Sahlstrom Lay Pastor Richard Peterson Youth leader Ryan Hunziker 715-468-2734 Worship Service: 10 a.m. Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades: Sunday 6 - 8 p.m.

Baptist Northwoods Baptist W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 4 miles south of Spooner on U.S. 253 Pastor Adam Dunshee 715-468-2177 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday service: 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7 p.m.

Spooner Baptist W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor 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.

Faith Lutheran

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

Episcopal St. Alban's 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

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday: Celebration Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 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 715-822-5511 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.

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

Lakeview United Methodist

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

Long Lake Lutheran Church W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA 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.

Nazarene 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.

Wesleyan 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.

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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


Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastors Will & Carolyn Mowchan 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.

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

Methodist United Methodist

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

Senior Menu

Monday, Jan. 31: Homestyle beef stew over herbed biscuit, pineapple coleslaw, dark sweet cherries, milk, coffee. Tuesday, Feb. 1: Almond-crusted baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered beets, fresh pear, raisin bread, butter. Wednesday, Feb. 2: Salmon loaf, creamed peas, red potatoes, pineapple gelatin dessert, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Feb. 3: Chili, oyster crackers, sour cream, sliced cheddar, roll, fruit juice, pear halves, milk, coffee. Friday, Feb. 4: Pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed greens salad, pumpkin bread pudding, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715468-4750.

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Go Pack! Now, if that wasn’t the absolutely most exciting playoff game I’ve ever seen, I don’t know which one would be. It’s going to be so much fun to watch the Super Bowl this year. The BCC girls hockey team played a pretty exciting tournament at Cumberland this past weekend. The girls lost to White Bear Lake by a score of 1 to 0, then beat Ashland 4 to 0, and tied Centennial 2 to 2, to tie for second in the tournament. Suzy Lehmann said that, when they were off the ice, she had a chance to talk to the Centennial girls, and that they were very nice young ladies. Sanara and Savanna Marsh are Centennial students too, but they weren’t able to be here to cheer on either team. Probably a good thing. They might have been in trouble either way. Their friends would have insisted that they cheer for their home team, and their family would have insisted that they cheer for BCC. There were a lot of people having a lot of fun at the ice-fishing contest this past weekend here in Barronett. The prizewinning fishermen were Dan Ricci and Brad Schultz, first and second northern; Al Jones won the

Accident reports

Saturday, Jan. 15 Joseph A. Norton, 22, Spooner, was plowing Hwy. 53, at Wood Drive Road, when Mark W. Preimesberger, 61, Shakopee, Minn. was at the stop sign of Wood Drive Road, looking northbound to pull onto Hwy. 53. Norton did not see the car, and Preimesberger did not notice the plow truck backing up and the two collided. The accident occurred at 2:09 p.m. There was very severe damage reported to the car and limited damage to the snowplow. No injuries were reported. Monday, Jan. 17 Kimberly K. Penny, 44, Zurich, Ill., slid in the median off of southbound Hwy. 53, just north of the 171-mile marker near Spooner at 12:05 p.m. The car was towed, but no injuries or damage to the vehicle were reported.

Washburn County Area Humane Society ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK We have many dogs at the shelter this week, Some are quite bold and then others quite meek. Some have been here for a while, some new, Benson is here to explain it to you. First he will tell you a bit about him, Then on the others, he’ll fill you all in. My name it is Benson, I’m just a year old, I look like a puppy, that’s what I’ve been told. I am a big boy, some say big as a horse, But I am a Lab mix, a canine of course. I will need some training, I don’t know a lot, I pull when I walk or perhaps more a trot.” With 80 big pounds of all glorious me, There is much to consider, to keep me happy. Now for the others there’s one thing to say, Please come and visit, they need you today!

Dogs for adoption: 4-1/2-month-old brindle female pit bull; 1-1/2-year-old spayed black Lab/chow mix; two 7-month-old female Lab/retriever mix pups, one black, one red; 4-1/2-monthold spayed black shepherd/Lab/retriever mix pup; 4-month-old female black Lab/hound mix pup; 1year-old neutered Lab mix; 1-year-old female beagle/heeler mix and an 11-week-old male black/white Border collie. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female shorthair gray/black/brown tiger; 1-year-old male gray/white shorthair tiger; 6-month-old neutered orange/cream medium-hair tiger; 6-month-old white shorthair male with different color eyes; two 3-year-old neutered shorthair orange/white brothers, one tiger, one tabby; 4-month-old medium-hair calico; 4-month-old female shorthair Abyssinian mix; 4-1/2-year-old female longhair tiger; 5-monthold male white/tiger shorthair and a 2-year-old male Russian blue. Also for adoption: Adult female white/black longhair guinea pig and an 8-month-old female Netherland dwarf rabbit.

Located at 1400 Cottonwood Ave. in Spooner (Behind the county fairgrounds)


prize for biggest fish and largest bass; Bob Downey took second prize in the bass category; first and second place for crappie both went to Donovan Hecht; Jason Groninga and Joshua Lillie took first and second for sunfish; and Chuck Elmberg took first prize and Chad Lauritsen took second for perch. Raffle money winners were Rick Ranallo, Tony Ficcocello and Rambo. Queen Luanne Pachacek and her lovely ladies in waiting, Shelly Conway and Kelly Brenna, were there in all their finery to cheer on the fishermen and keep everyone smiling and, of course, to crown our new king for the year. Last year’s king, Dave Heath, came to the ice-fishing contest in grand style. He wore the big beautiful bloomers and fancy hat the Ice Mavens had given him last year over his regular ice-fishing clothes. When the time came to relinquish his title for the year, he did so very graciously. This year the Ice Mavens chose Rambo as their new king. He was given a beautiful cape fashioned from a Christmas tree skirt as his official garb. We know that Rambo will do his best to represent Barronett in a way that will make us all proud. There was also an indoor ice-fishing contest at the Barronett Community Center after the outdoor contest.

Heart Lake

The winners of that contest were Jim Algeo, Brian Stetler and Dale Valencout. The members of the Civic Club would like to thank everyone who participated in, and helped with, the fishing contest. Congratulations go out to Kerry Stetler on the birth of another precious little grandson, Isaiah James Schmitt, who arrived Jan. 18. Mom and dad, Shane and Kathy Schmitt, and little Isaiah are all doing just fine. I’m sure that big brother Chase, and uncles Paul and Dalton, will be doing their best to help spoil the little guy. Peg Thompson and her helper, Morgan Neitzel, are having Barronett Lutheran Church school classes on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the church basement. All children are welcome to attend. There is music, Sunday school lessons and crafts. If you are interested, or would like more information, please stop by the church on Wednesday, or give Peg a call at home. At Barronett Lutheran there is always room for a few more. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. To all you Packer fans, congratulations. And to the Bear fans, better luck next year. See you next time.

by Helen Pederson

We’ve sure had cold weather but on Monday it was snowing so that means its warming up. At least days are getting longer, which is really nice. People are still staying close to home. I have had the cold that’s been going around, which lasts a long time. I will probably have it until summer. Some people are still celebrating Christmas. Lillian Ullom attended the annual sledding party at grandson Dewey and Patty Butterfield’s in Trego. They had about 50 people including kids there. It sounded like a real fun day. How about the Packers? That was a really exciting game and especially against the Chicago Bears. Judy and Myron have been staying close to home these days because of the cold. Myron is usually fishing but guess it’s too cold for that too. Jerid Pederson met Chad Schrankel at the Barronett ice-fishing contest on Sunday but I didn’t hear how fishing was. Mavis and Roger Flach went to the Brady Mortensen Wrestling Tournament on Sunday at Shell Lake. Grandson Blake came in first in his division. In the afternoon, Mavis and Roger were guests of Steve and Jody Flach’s to watch the game. Also visiting at the Flach’s were Judy’s parents, Rex and Karen Pollack of Wanakee. Happy birthday to Blake Flach who turns 8 years old on Monday. Arlys Santiago attended the annual meeting at Salem on Sunday with potluck dinner following. In the afternoon she met friends at Becky’s to enjoy the game. Peder Pederson is busy planning a trip to Idaho for the wedding of grandson Phillip Pederson, son of Curt

and Martha Pederson. Last Sunday, Mary and John Marschall and Ryan and Jessica Furchtenicht flew to Las Vegas for a concrete convention. They returned on Thursday. Thursday night the Marschalls attended the Shell Lake wrestling match in Cameron with son Brian wrestling. On Sunday, John, Mary and Brian helped out at the Brady Mortensen Wrestling Tournament in Shell Lake where there is always a big crowd and a fun day. Jerid and Rachel Pederson enjoyed the Packer (Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23) game at Jeff and Brenda’s. STATE OF WISCONSIN I talked to Margaret CIRCUIT COURT (Pederson) Lobnitz on WASHBURN COUNTY Saturday and she and her BAC HOME LOANS three girls had visited her SERVICING, L.P., AS SERVICER sister, Marion Smith, and FOR THE BANK OF NEW YORK FKA THE BANK OF her family, Harriet and MELLON NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR Dale, who spend the win- THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS ter in Fountain Hills, CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED Ariz., and Marion’s son, CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-8 Plaintiff, David, who lives there. vs. Harriet’s daughter, MICHELLE L. TRUMAN, et al. Donna, also lives in AriDefendants. zona. Case Number: 09 CV 224 Fat is the penalty for exNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE ceeding the feed limit. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by Have a good week. virtue of a judgment of forecloKeep warm and healthy. sure entered on June 18, 2010,

NST Kids on Stage to present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

RICE LAKE — Northern Star The- day, Jan. 29 and 30, matinees at 2 p.m. atre’s Kids On Stage presents “Snow Tickets can be purchased at the ChronoWhite and the Seven Dwarfs.” This clas- type through Jan. 27. Remaining tickets sic tale follows a princess on her adven- can be purchased at the door. Doors ture through the forest after her open 30 minutes prior to show. — from stepmother promises revenge. While NST there she happens upon forest friends, enigmatic enemies, slumbering sleep and royal romance. Join them to see the cast reenact this adventure. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-29, at 7 p.m., Shell Lake Arts Center is taking applications and Saturday and Sunfor the position of custodian supervisor.

Notices / Employment


Happy 12th Birthday KayDe Rae

23rp Love, 529022 Grandpa & Grandma

The primary goal of the position is to maintain a clean, healthful & comfortable learning environment. Position will involve lawn cutting/trimming, dormitory cleaning, facility maintenance, setup/teardown & other activities as assigned. Qualifications: Must be positive, dependable, energetic and self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license. The majority of the schedule is 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday with some weekends required. This position pays $14/hr. Dec. - Feb., 20 hrs./week; March Nov., 40 hrs./week for a total of 1,820 hours a year. Please visit our Web site at to view a complete job description or call 715-468-2414. Qualified applicants must complete a job application and provide references by Feb. 4, 2011. 528969 22-23r

in the amount of $131,923.74 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Lot Twenty-six (26), Oakwood Heights, Washburn County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N5557 Oakwood Drive, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-034-2-39-1230-5-15-522513500. Dated this 30th day of December, 2010 Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Russell J. Karnes State Bar #1054982 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 263507

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Barronett by Judy Pieper


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 January 18, 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 Sec. 65.90 (5) (a) Wis. Stats., notice is hereby given that some of these resolutions may contain amendments to the 2010-2011 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. Hoeppner Washburn County Clerk January 19, 2011 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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Meeting Called to Order at 6:00 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 Clerk Hoeppner. Present: (20) Fiedler, Waggoner, Lee, Mackie, Ricci, Lester, Esser, Halverson, Quinton, Sather, Allard, Washkuhn, Brabec, Krantz, Haessig, Quinn, Dohm, Ford, Campbell and Hubin. (1) Vacant seat. Youth: Present: (3) McNurlin, Hagen and Soelle. Approval of Agenda on a motion by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. M.C. Approval of November 9, 2010, County Board Proceedings on a motion by Lee, seconded by Washkuhn. M.C. Concerned Citizens - one. Appointment of District 1 Supervisor to replace M. Bobin. Sather relinquished the Chair for action on this item to Vice Chair Quinton. Two applicants, Jim Pearson and Terry Sather, introduced themselves to the Board and gave a brief background. Ballot vote was taken. Results: Pearson - 13, Sather - 6. Pearson was given the Oath of Office by the Clerk and was seated on the Board. Chairmanship returned to Mr. Sather. Administrative Coordinator/Finance Director Report given by Mike Keefe. Consent Agenda - Regular Resolutions: Motion by Allard, seconded by Fiedler, to approve Consent Agenda items. M.C. A. Rezoning Petition & Amendatory Ordinance. B. Resolution 1-11 Ordering Issuance of Tax Deeds By the County Clerk To the County for Certain Unredeemed Properties. Consent Agenda - Financial Resolutions: A. Resolution 2-11 Increase 2011 Emergency Govt., Budget - Hazardous Material Emergency Planning. Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Quinn. Roll Vote: Yes (21), Youth Yes (3). M.C. Other Resolutions and Ordinances: A. Authorizing Up To 53% FTE Senior Center Aide Position. Motion to approve by Halverson, seconded by Quinn. Discussion on necessity of position. Motion by Halverson, seconded by Mackie, to table until new ADRC Director is hired. M.C. B. 2011 Nonrepresented Employees Salaries. Motion by Halverson, seconded by Lester, to approve. Motion by Ricci, seconded by Quinn, to amend to straight 20-cents-per-hour raise. Roll Vote: Yes (5) - Ricci, Krantz, Quinn, Dohm and Ford. No (16), Youth (3) No. Motion fails. Roll Vote on original motion: Yes (2) - Lester, Quinton, No (19), Youth (3) No. Motion fails. C. Resolution 3-11 Recommendation for County Board Size for Redistricting Purposes. Motion to approve by Hubin, seconded by Esser. Motion to amend to 11 Districts by Halverson, seconded by Krantz. Voice vote. Motion fails. Motion to amend to 15 Districts by Brabec, seconded by Quinton. Roll Vote: Yes (7) - Fiedler, Ricci, Halverson, Brabec, Krantz, Quinton, Sather, No (14). Youth: Yes (1), No (2). Motion fails. Roll vote on original motion: Yes (13), No (8) - Pearson, Allard, Halverson, Washkuhn, Brabec, Krantz, Quinton and Sather. Youth: Yes (2), No (1). M.C. D. Internet Policy. Tom Miller explained new policy. Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. E. Resolution 4-11 Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Easement for CTH H (Proj. #8478-00-70). Jon Johnson explained resolution. Motion to approve by Krantz, seconded by Allard. M.C. F. Resolution 5-11 Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Easement for CTH F (Proj. #8801-00-70). Motion to approve by Krantz, seconded by Lee. M.C. G. Resolution 6-11 ATV Route Ordinance - Opening CTH E from Little Bass Road to Big Bass Lake Road & Rescinding CTH K from Bay Park Rd. to Rappy Lake Rd. Motion to approve by Krantz, seconded by Allard. M.C. H. Resolution 7-11 ATV Route Ordinance - CTH B from Rolling Thunder Campground to CTH M, then to Baker Rd.; and CTH M from Devils Lake Rd. to Morningside Rd.; and CTH B from Rockford Rd. to Blackhawk Rd.; and CTH B from Baker Rd. to Rockford Rd. Motion to approve by Krantz, seconded by Quinn. M.C. I. Resolution 8-11 Increase 2011 Sheriff’s Dept. Budget - Traffic Stop Data Collection Grant. Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Allard. Discussion. This is State grant money for a legislative mandate requiring tracking of traffic stops for racial profiling. Board members agreed this legislation is a waste of officer time and taxpayer money. A letter will be sent to the governor and Legislature indicating these feelings. However, in the near future, patrol cars will be mandated to be equipped with computers for issuing citations. These funds could be used to pay for some of the computers. Roll vote: Yes (18), No (3) Allard, Washkuhn and Hubin. Youth - Yes (3). M.C. Committee Reports were given. Corporation Counsel Issues/Updates - none. Chair Appointments: Campbell to Zoning; Pearson to IT, Solid Waste, Law Enforcement, Extension Committees. Children Come First Committee: M. Weirbach, N. Bitney, M. Kampa, C. O’Keefe, C. Dykstra, R. Doyle, K. Bickell, J. Perro. Permanency Plan Review Board: S. Tollander, C. Johnson. Birth to 3/Familly Support Committee: D. Sebek, B. Salquist, J. Schnacky, R. Melton and J. Pederson. Citizen Comments: Linda Zillmer spoke on Follow-up of TIF districts, Cooperative Law Enforcement and Economic Development. Betty Seckora - Concerns on ATV routes, Mary Emerson - Thanked the Board for support of Senior Centers. Chair Comments. Thanked Mike Bobin for his many years on County Board, Jeanette Reitzel for her years of service as ADRC Director and Stan Stone for Victim Witness Committee. Possible Future Agenda Items - none. Audit Per Diems on a motion by Halverson, seconded by Lester. M.C. Adjourn at 8:20 p.m. on a motion by Brabec, seconded by Krantz. M.C. Respectfully submitted, Lynn K. Hoeppner, County Clerk


Rezoning petitions were filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the Zoning districts. Notices were sent that a public hearing would be held on November 16, 2010. The Zoning Committee did conduct the public hearings, considered the following and recommend as: STONE LAKE Township: Kenneth Behling, Springbrook, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 10 acres. Map# SL 313 36.69 acres part of the S 1/2 NW frl 1/4, Section 18-39-10, Town of Stone Lake, to rezone approximately 10 acres of the property described above from Agriculture/Resource Conservation to Residential Agriculture/Resource Conservation to sell home on 10 acres and keep remaining 26.69 acres. The Zoning Committee recommends APPROVAL of the application to rezone as described above from Agriculture/Resource Conservation to Residential Agriculture/Resource Conservation. BROOKLYN Township: Byron Barrett, Trego, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 5 acres. Map# BR 511 - 29 acres Part of the SE SW Frl 1/4 Exc East 396 feet, Section 30-41-12.5 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture to place property in ownership for insurance and business reasons. The Zoning Committee recommends APPROVAL of the application to rezone as described above from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture. Interested persons were given the opportunity to be heard. Dated: January 18, 2011. Robert Lester - Washburn County Zoning Committee.


WHEREAS, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors has heretofore been petitioned to amend the Washburn County Zoning Ordinance and Maps; and WHEREAS, the rezoning petitions have been referred to the zoning district boundaries, pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Chapter 59.69. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Washburn County Zoning Ordinance and maps, adopted in 1977, be and the same are hereby amended and designated as: STONE LAKE Township: Kenneth Behling, Springbrook, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 10 acres. Map# SL 31336.69 acres part of the S 1/2 NW frl 1/4. Section 18-39-10, Town of Stone Lake, to rezone approximately 10 acres of the property described above from Agriculture/Resource Conservation to Residential Agriculture/Resource Conservation to sell home on 10 acres and keep remaining 26.69 acres. BROOKLYN Township: Byron Barrett, Trego, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 5 acres. Map# BR 511-29 acres Part of the SE SW Frl 1/4 Exc East 396 feet, Section 30-41-12.5 acres of the property described above from Agriculture to Residential Agriculture to place property in ownership for insurance and business reasons. Interested persons were given the opportunity to be heard. Supervisor Allard moved to approve rezonings, seconded by Supervisor Fiedler, motion carried. Dated: January 18, 2011. Steven Sather, Chairman - Washburn County Board of Supervisors


WHEREAS, several properties, descriptions of which are attached hereto, are the subject of tax certificates; and

WHEREAS, the County Clerk has carefully compared the advertised descriptions of tax delinquent properties with tax certificates thereto and found no errors or omissions in said advertised descriptions and further found none of said properties were yet redeemed. The time prescribed for redemption shall be no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011. Payments shall be made to the Washburn County Treasurer. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that upon presentation of the tax certificate and proof of service of notice, the County Clerk is ordered, pursuant to Section 75.14 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to issue to Washburn County, a deed of said lands remaining unredeemed as of the end of the above-described redemption period. FISCAL IMPACT: None. Recommended for adoption by the Washburn County Public Property/Land Sale Committee the 18th day of January, 2011: Robert Washkuhn, Clay Halverson, David Haessig, Romaine Quinn and Thomas Ricci.


WHEREAS, the Emergency Government Department has received additional Federal funding in the amount of $7,000.00; and WHEREAS, the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Planning Subgrant will enhance hazardous materials planning, transportation planning and first response planning; and WHEREAS, there is no local match for this grant; and WHEREAS, the grant funds are not part of the current 2011 Emergency Government Department budget. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2011 Emergency Government budget (#52910) is increased $7,000.00 for the grant. FISCAL IMPACT: Grant Increase $7,000.00. Recommended for adoption by the Washburn County Finance Committee this 6th day of January, 2011: Thomas Mackie, Clay Halverson, Robert Washkuhn, Elizabeth Esser and Nell Lee.


WHEREAS, the United States Constitution, Article 1 - Section 2, mandates a federal census every 10 years; and WHEREAS, the 2010 Census has been completed and population totals will be released soon; and WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes 59.10(3), mandates counties to create new supervisory districts and sets forth the criteria for designating said districts; and WHEREAS, the Roles and Responsibility Committee did circulate an “Informal Survey Pertaining to County Board Size Discussion” to facilitate information and opinions on the appropriate size of the County Board; and WHEREAS, according to the results of this survey, the majority favored not reducing the size of the County Board and maintaining the current number of Supervisors at 21; and WHEREAS, the Size of the County Board needs to be determined prior to redistricting maps being developed. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Washburn County Board of Supervisors adopts the findings and recommendations of the above-mentioned survey. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Washburn County Board of Supervisors affirms the number of supervisory districts for the Washburn County Board of Supervisors at twenty-one (21). BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the tentative county supervisory district plan required pursuant to Section 59.10 (3) (b) shall be developed with the number of supervisory districts here affirmed. Recommended for adoption this 18th day of January, 2011, by the Executive Committee: Steven Sather, Don Quinton, Clay Halverson, Gregory Krantz and Beth Esser.


WHEREAS, this resolution is a resolution of necessity, in accordance with subsections 32.06(1), Wisconsin Statutes, relating to the within-described public improvement project known as Project ID #8478-00-70, CTH H from USH 53 - CTH A, located in Washburn County; and WHEREAS, it is hereby determined that it is necessary for Washburn County to acquire easement and/or fee title interest upon the properties that are located along the above-mentioned project right of way and identified in the Transportation Project Plat No. 849, due to substandard highway conditions that warrant improvement for the use and benefit of the public. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors deems it necessary to acquire easement and/or fee title interest for the purpose of reconstructing CTH H from USH 53 to CTH A for the use and benefit of the general public. Recommended for adoption by the Washburn County Highway and Dam Committee this 18th day of January, 2011: Greg Krantz, William Allard, Romain Quinn, Tom Ricci and L.H. “Skip” Fiedler.


WHEREAS, this Resolution is a resolution of necessity, in accordance with subsections 32.06(1), Wisconsin Statutes, relating to the within-described public improvement project known as Project ID #8801-00-70, CTH F from USH 53 - Gardner Lake Road, located in Washburn County; and WHEREAS, it is hereby determined that it is necessary for Washburn County to acquire easement and/or fee title interest upon the properties that are located along the existing highway right of way on CTH F from USH 53 to Gardner Lake Road due to substandard highway conditions that warrant improvement for the use and benefit of the public. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors deems it necessary to acquire easement and/or fee title interest for the purpose of reconstructing CTH F from USH 53 to Gardner Lake Road for the use and benefit of the general public. Recommended for adoption by the Washburn County Highway and Dam Committee this 18th day of January, 2011: Greg Krantz, William Allard, Romain Quinn, Tom Ricci and L.H. “Skip” Fiedler.


The Washburn County Board of Supervisors adopts the following all-terrain vehicle route for the operation of all-terrain vehicles on CTH E and rescinds the existing all-terrain vehicle route on CTH K described herein: WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that a portion of CTH E from Little Bass Road east to Big Bass Lake Road should be designated as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, the Highway Department will review this agreement annually and revoke it if issues arise; and WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that a portion of CTH K from Bay Park Road south to Rappy Lake Road should be rescinded as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, The Town of Casey has opened up their portion of Lincoln Lake Road making the ATV route on CTH K from Bay Park Road south to Rappy Lake Road unnecessary. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, that CTH E from Little Bass Road east to Big Bass Lake Road be designated as an ATV route and CTH K from Bay Park Road south to Rappy Lake Road be rescinded as an ATV route. Recommended for adoption by the Highway Committee this 18th day of January, 2011: Greg Krantz, William Allard, Romain Quinn, Tom Ricci and L.H. “Skip” Fiedler.


The Washburn County Board of Supervisors adopts the following all-terrain vehicle routes for the operation of all-terrain vehicles on CTH B and CTH M in the Town of Madge: WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that a portion of CTH B from the Rolling Thunder Campground east 0.4 mile to the intersection of CTH M, then going north 0.5 mile to Baker Road be designated as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that the portion of CTH M from Devils Lake Road going south 0.2 mile to Morningside Road be designated as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that the portion of CTH B from Rockford Road east 0.3 mile to Blackhawk Road be designated as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, the Highway Committee has made a finding that the portion of CTH B from Baker Road going south 200 feet to Rockford Road be designated as an ATV route; and WHEREAS, the Highway Department will review this agreement annually and revoke it if issues arise. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, the above-stated routes become designated as all-terrain vehicle routes for the operation of all-terrain vehicles on CTH B and CTH M in the Town of Madge. Recommended for adoption by the Highway Committee this 18th day of January, 2011: Greg Krantz, William Allard, Romain Quinn, Tom Ricci and L.H. “Skip” Fiedler.


WHEREAS, the Sheriff Department has received additional funding from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Office of Justice Assistance in the amount of $32,794; and WHEREAS, the grant is to be used for Traffic Stop Data Collection to be compliant with the State legislative mandate on racial profiling; and WHEREAS, this grant is fully state funded; and WHEREAS, there aren’t funds in the 2011 budget to pay for the equipment. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2011 Sheriff Department budget (#52100) be increased by $32,794.00 for the grant. FISCAL IMPACT: State Funded $32,794.00. Recommended for adoption by the Washburn County Finance Committee this 6th day of January, 2011: Thomas Mackie, Clay Halverson, Robert Washkuhn, Elizabeth Esser and Nell Lee. 529213 23r WNAXLP


Pursuant to WI Stat. 5.84(1), a public test of the electronic voting equipment will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 5 p.m. at the Barronett Town Hall, N1608 South Heart Lake Road, Shell Lake, WI. This test is open to the public. Patricia A. Parker, Town Clerk 529260 23r WNAXLP

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Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 500, world-class motion and control manufacturing company, located in Chetek and Grantsburg, WI, has immediate openings for qualified CNC Operators and Machinists. Essential Functions: • Set up and operate CNC machines and Acme/Gridley machines. • Recording production counts, performing part inspections as required. • General understanding of blueprints. • Knowledge of cutting tools. • Experience with tools required for mechanical inspection (calipers, height gauges, pin gauges, rules and micrometers). • Safety conscious. Requirements: • Technical program degree or HS diploma with a minimum of two years’ experience. • Good written and verbal communication skills. We offer an outstanding pay and benefit programs that includes: • Health, Dental, Life, Disability and Prescription insurance. • Quarterly paid Profit Sharing Plan after one year. • Matching 401(k) and Retirement Income Account. • Vacations. • Weekly pay. • Tuition reimbursement. • And much more... To apply: • In person between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F at 1715 Parker Drive, Chetek, WI 54728. • In person between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F at 533 North Oak Street, Grantsburg, WI 54840 • E-mail resume to: 528876 22-24r 12-14a,b,c EEO/AA

AUTOMOBILE DONATION DONATE VEHICLE Receive $1000 GROCERY COUPON. NOAH’S ARC Support NO KILL Shelters, Research To Advance Veterinary Treatments. Free Towing, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, Non-Runners Accepted 1-866912-GIVE. (CNOW) (Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A., the contracted servicer of Federal National Mortgage Association Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON L. ROBERTS f/k/a SHANNON L. ALLARD BUNDE ROBERTS (Known Spouse of Shannon L. Roberts) U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, N.D. CHRIST NESS STATE OF WISCONSIN NEW DIMENSION CARPET, INC. ANDERSON, HAGER & MOE S.C. INDIANHEAD CREDIT UNION LAMPERT YARDS Defendants. Case No. 10 CV 118 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on August 17, 2010, in the amount of $41,396.61, the Sheriff or his assignee will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: February 23, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: In the North Entrance of Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871. DESCRIPTION: The North 330 feet of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4), Section Three (3), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Thirteen (13) West, Town of Evergreen, Washburn County, Wisconsin. The East 33 feet subject to right of way for Cty. Road N. TAX KEY NO.: 65-020-2-39-1303-2 04-000-001000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N7197 County Highway N, Spooner, WI 54801. TERMS: Cash; down payment required at the time of Sheriff’s Sale in the amount of 10% by cash, money order, cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Washburn County Clerk of Courts; balance of sale price due upon confirmation of sale by Court. Property to be sold as a whole “as is” and subject to all real estate taxes, accrued and accruing, special assessments, if any, penalties and interest. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the Sale upon Confimation of the Court. Purchaser to pay the cost of title evidence. Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Attorney: 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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(Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BRANCH 2 EAU CLAIRE COUNTY 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, LLC 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, NY 10286 Defendants. Case No: 10CV505 Case Code: 30404 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 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 23rd day of March, 2011, at 10:15 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the Judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot Seven (7), Anderson Addition to the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 101 Anderson Ave., 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 24th day of January, 2011. /s/ 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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(Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT ST. CROIX COUNTY HEYWOOD, CARI & ANDERSON, S.C. Plaintiffs, vs. LIZA KNUTSON & KEVIN BELISLE 316 BOLAND PRIVATE DRIVE SHELL LAKE, WI 54871 Defendants. Court File No.: 10 CV 1021 Case Code: 30301 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN: To the above-named Defendants: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiffs above named have filed a civil lawsuit against you. Within 40 days after January 19, 2011, exclusive of the date just stated, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to this Court, whose address is: Ms. Lori Meyer, Clerk of Court St. Croix County Government Center 1101 Carmichael Road Hudson, WI 54016 and to the Plaintiffs’ attorney, whose address is: Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. Attorney Christopher M. Anderson 816 Dominion Drive, Suite 100 Hudson, WI 54016 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 of wages or seizure of property. Dated: January 17, 2011. Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. Attorneys for the Plaintiff By: Christopher M. Anderson State Bar No. 1041095 Christopher M. Anderson Heywood, Cari & Anderson 816 Dominion Drive, Suite 100 Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-5551 528950 WNAXLP

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(Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ROYAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW A. BERG, JANE DOE BERG, unknown spouse of Matthew A. Berg Defendants. Case No. 10CV305 Case Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage PUBLICATION SUMMONS To: Matthew A. Berg N4291 Hector Dam Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 Jane Doe Berg Unknown spouse of Matthew A. Berg N4291 Hector Dam Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 You are hereby notified that Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after January 26, 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, Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54751, Wisconsin, and to Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway, P.O. Box 1030, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030. 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 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 19th day of January, 2011. WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. By: Christine A. Gimber State Bar ID#: 01020223 Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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HELP WANTED MISCELLANEOUS TELEPHONE LINEMAN: NOW HIRING! Must be EXPERIENCED, highly motivated! Excellent pay & benefits. Holtger Bros., Inc. 800-831-0754 EOE/AA (CNOW) DRIVER/INSPECTOR to report on the condition of homes. Need reliable vehicle, digital camera, laptop with internet, cell phone. Email your zip code to guardian.inspectionsllc@gmail.c om (CNOW)

HELP WANTED TRUCK DRIVER DRIVERS - Owner Operators. $5,000 Sign-On Bonus. Home Daily. Local & Dedicated Regional Runs based out of Green Bay & Milwaukee. Paid FSC on loaded & empty miles. Call Comtrak at 866-722-0291, or apply at www.comtraklogistics. com (CNOW) DRIVERS – Become an Owner Operator with Comtrak’s preowned truck program. $0 Down Payment. Affordable Payments. Easy Credit. 2 year warranty included. CDL-A with 1 year tractor-trailer experience required. Call 866-722-0291. (CNOW) DRIVERS Owner Operators & Company. Flats/Vans. Excellent pay/opportunity. Class A CDL w/at least 2yrs. current exp. Blackhawk Transportation 888364-9755. (CNOW)

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Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from January 11, 2011; open plow bids; treasurer’s report; passage of ATV routes: Sand Road; public input; permits/applications; roads; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. 529167 23r Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk, Town of Bashaw



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Laker Times Prairie Fire presents "Sleeping Beauty"

Every major studio has their bookkeepers that work to keep the production under budget. These bookkeepers are Chintzy played by Sam Symond, Chancy played by Ellie Nelson and Chauncy played by Greta Stellrecht.

What would a production be without a chorus line. Emma Williams, Emily Jones, Chrissy Kodesh, Emily McCarthy, Emily Parish and Alyssa Hodgett were part of the chorus line.

Photos by Larry Samson Jordan Hill, as Don Alfredo, Mafia boss and owner of the production studio that was the basis of the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre production of “Sleeping Beauty.”

RIGHT - The assistant director, played by Kelsey Egbert, the coffee girl by Klara McNeally, and the director by Haleigh Rafalski were some of the main roles in the play.

Shown is the cast of the 2011 Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre production of “Sleeping Beauty” sponsored by the Shell Lake PTA. The play was a weeklong project that had two performances on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Leave Me Alone session gives tips on effective communication with teens

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE- On Thursday, Jan. 20, Judy Hanson came to the Shell Lake High School to meet with parents that were interested in getting helpful communication tips with their children. The Leave Me Alone session is funded through the New Paradigm Partners by a fundraising grant. Hanson comes from the Minnesota Department of Public Health and introduces parents to this program that was developed by the University of Minnesota. The program offers recommendations made from the latest research on how parents and youth can thrive throughout the teenage years. Parents went through a “Shoulder to Shoulder Raising Teens Together” booklet that included tips such as: Be a par-

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ent, not a pal; Ignore the attitude; Save your energy for the big stuff; Talk the tough talks; Compliment your teens; Get to know teen friends and their parents; Don’t be a maid; Respect, a two-way street; Listen, don’t lecture; Agree to disagree; and Have fun together. When talking with teens, it was suggested to keep in mind that it’s all about the approach. Don’t blast teens with “20

questions” when they first walk in the door. Catch them when they are genuinely ready to talk. However, you may have to create that moment by going out for ice cream, taking a bike ride or working on a project together. Lots of information was given out in this session, and parents seemed excited to learn new tactics.

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Judy Hanson, Minnesota Institute of Public Health, came to the Shell Lake School to introduce parents to the Leave Me Alone session developed by the University of Minnesota. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

Breakfast Monday, Jan. 31: Juice, cereal, toast. Tuesday, Feb. 1: Fruit, sausage link, waffle stick. Wednesday, Feb. 2: Fruit, pancakes. Thursday, Feb. 3: Juice, cheese omelet, toast. Friday, Feb. 4: Fruit, yogurt, toast. Lunch Monday, Jan. 31: Spaghetti, meat sauce, peas, peach slices, bread stick. Laker: Egg roll. Tuesday, Feb. 1: Hamburger on bun, cheese slice, carrots, pickles, potato

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wedges, pear slices. No Laker. Wednesday, Feb. 2: Calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit, applesauce. Laker: Chicken patty on bun. Thursday, Feb. 3: Chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes, green beans, strawberries. No Laker. Friday, Feb. 4: Taco, lettuce, tomato, cheese, corn, pineapple tidbits. No Laker. Breakfast served each day for K-12 students. Whole-grain bread and buns and milk served with each meal. Laker sandwiches available to grades 7-12 only.

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Eldon Coblentz (L) was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This is the second time he has battled cancer, the first time as a teenager. To help the family with medical and living expenses, a spaghetti benefit is dinner planned for Sunday, Jan. 30, from 12:30 to 6 p.m., at the Spooner American Legion, east on Hwy. 70. Donations for the meal will be accepted. There will be prizes and a silent auction. Shown with Eldon (L to R) are daughter Hannah, wife Tina and son Josh. — Photo submitted


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