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Aug. 10, 2011



Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 Vol. 121, No. 51 • Shell Lake, Wis.

Weekend watch

w c r e g i s t e r. n e t

• Minong Summer Days • Cakes at the Lake at Hunt Hill See Events, page 8


Top brass

Jack Pine Savage Days celebrated See page 11

SPORTS Fall sports schedule See page 13

People you should know: Naomi Fogelberg See back page


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NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced that his staff will hold office hours to meet with individuals needing assistance or wanting to discuss other federal matters. This is an opportunity to talk about Medicaid, education, Social Security, Medicare, Senior Care, etc. Although Johnson will not attend these office hours, it is important for elected officials to hear about individuals concerns, so attend one of these sessions and let your voice be heard. Thursday, Aug. 11, 9 to 10 a.m., conference room, Ashland City Hall, 601 Main Street West, Ashland and Thursday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to noon, council chambers, Washburn City Hall, 119 Washington Ave., Washburn. - with submitted information ••• NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - Voters in Burnett, Polk and other parts of the 10th Senate District returned state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to office Tuesday, Aug. 9, in one of six recall elections held across the state. Harsdorf defeated challenger Shelly Moore by a margin of 37,099 to 27,250 votes. Democrats defeated two incumbent senators but needed three victories Tuesday to keep their hopes alive of gaining control of the Senate. The final two recall elections will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 16, in which incumbent Democratic senators will be challenged by Republican candidates. See for more information. - with information from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Deputy position approved

by Jessica Beecroft WASHBURN COUNTY – The county’s personnel committee met Monday, Aug. 8, and approved a sheriff’s deputy position for the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department. After being denied at the county board on April 19, law enforcement requested that the personnel committee approve a newly budgeted position for another deputy. It will fill a deputy position that also patrols. The vacancy occurred with the resigning of a deputy two months ago. According to Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden, with adding this position, Washburn County will have 24/7 coverage again. Mike Richter, chief deputy for Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, said, “We are staffed at less than half the state average. We have

See New deputy, page 3

This week’s poll question:

Do you agree with the decision to fund the county deputy position? (See story above) 1. Yes, we need to do as much as possible to support the sheriff's recommendation. 2. No, the county board was right in turning it down for budget reasons.

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Trombone players Hannah Hodgett, Isaac Cusick and Seth Olson took part in the Shell Lake Superior Marching Band Camp the week of Aug. 1. See more photos on page 23. Photo by Larry Samson

MoTIC project launched

Area tourism promotion about to get much, much bigger

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN - Promoting Northwest Wisconsin is being taken to a whole new level. Local businesses and organizations are invited to take a close-up look at the new Mobile Travel Information Center, coming to 25 towns and cities in the area starting Tuesday, Aug. 16. The information center is an opportunity offered by the Northwest Wisconsin Destination Marketing Organization, which got its start in January 2008, when a group of likeminded tourism promoters and small-business owners met at the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad in Spooner. Over the past 3-1/2 years, the group has

been responsible for major marketing campaigns promoting Northwest Wisconsin. From monthly event posters to full-page newspaper advertisements in dozens of newspapers, the NW WI DMO has told the region’s travel story to millions of potential customers. Some area businesses and chambers of commerce use regional sports and travel shows to promote tourism. Greg Vreeland, general manager of the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad says, “These shows during the off-season allow us to have face-to-face contact with tens of thousands of potential customers each winter. They allow us to instantly answer questions and to refine our destination story for each customer. At each show I try to go through all of the booths, which sometimes number over a thousand, to see what types of displays are working, and who from our area is See MoTIC project, page 3

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad General Manager and NW WI tourism promoter Greg Vreeland shows a mock-up of the outside graphics for the 2012 NW WI Mobile Travel Information Center. - Special photo

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Yout h take to the skies


Brittany Clark sits in the co-pilot’s seat at the Young Eagles Flight held in Shell Lake on Saturday, Aug. 6. For this 8-year-old it was an opportunity of a lifetime and it is free through the generosity of the members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 631.

Eight airplanes took part in the Shell Lake Young Eagles Flight on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event was cut short because of the thunderstorm that came in about noon and grounded the planes. They will be flying on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Cumberland Airport.

It was a happy landing for Jaydon Gotte and Summer Grimm as they look for their mother after landing.

Jack Langland poses with Young Eagles Jaymee Grimm, Summer Grimm and Jaydon Gotte after signing their logbooks. He has spearheaded this project that was started by Bill Nelson, Dick Nelson, Dave Bilicni and Doug Karis in 1992 at the Arrowhead Airport in Rice Lake.

Ashley Clark and pilot Bob Rand disembark the plane after the thunderstorm cut short their flight. This was the first time up for the Shell Lake fifth-grader.

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promoting.” By observing potential customer response to the displays of others, he came up with an idea for a massive, joint promotional project. This venture allows local business owners to join together with other local businesses this season to tell residents of the Upper Midwest why they should visit Northwest Wisconsin. This joint venture consists of a full-size semitrailer Mobile Travel Information Center, filled top to bottom with activity panels, displays, visitors guide, attractions map and an online coupon opportunity, all geared to promoting tourism in Northwest Wisconsin. It will travel to regional vacation/sport shows, plus highly attended events throughout the Upper Midwest. The trailer will be at shows in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Fargo, N.D.; and Des Moines,

Iowa. Although the details are still being worked out for a summertime tour, they are planning to attend busy summertime events such as the state fair and Summerfest in Milwaukee, as well as some local festivals. The MoTIC will be making a tour of the area beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 16, to share the opportunity with organizations and small businesses. During the tour, the trailer will be in selected towns and cities for one to two hours with representatives on hand to answer questions regarding this exciting joint marketing project. See schedule below for dates, times and specific locations. Complete information regarding the program is available on the NW WI DMO Web site at www.wisconsin or by calling or emailing NW WI DMO coordinator, Nancy Herman, at 218-426-0964 or

Mobile Travel Information Center tour schedule

Date Tuesday, Aug. 16 Tuesday, Aug. 16 Tuesday, Aug. 16 Tuesday, Aug. 16 Tuesday, Aug. 16


Northwest Wisconsin Destination Marketing Organization coordinator Nancy Herman shares the details of the MoTIC project and how it can benefit area businesses and destinations to an audience of over 40 at the kickoff meeting June 23 aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad. - Special photos

City Time Location . . . . . . Cable. . . . . . . . . . 8 – 9 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Community Center . . . . . . Iron River. . . . . . . 10 – 10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . Iron River Community Center . . . . . . Herbster . . . . . . . 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . Herbster Log Gym . . . . . . Bayfield . . . . . . . . 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bodin Fisheries . . . . . . Ashland . . . . . . . . 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. . Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Greg Vreeland, MoTIC creator, explains the layout of the MoTIC to meeting attendees at the Luck Golf Course on July 28.

Wednesday, Aug. 17. . . . Mellen . . . . . . . . . 8 – 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mellen Community Center Wednesday, Aug. 17. . . . Hurley . . . . . . . . . 10 – 11 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rest area Wednesday, Aug. 17. . . . Mercer. . . . . . . . . Noon – 1 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Great Northern Motel Wednesday, Aug. 17. . . . Park Falls . . . . . . 2 – 3:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Legion Hall Wednesday, Aug. 17. . . . Phillips. . . . . . . . . 4:30 – 6 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elk Lake/Lionite Park

Thursday, Aug. 18. . . . . . Ladysmith . . . . . . 8 – 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rusk County Visitor Center Thursday, Aug. 18. . . . . . Chetek. . . . . . . . . 10:30 – Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirkwood’s Market Thursday, Aug. 18. . . . . . Rice Lake . . . . . . 1 – 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turtleback Golf Course Thursday, Aug. 18. . . . . . Turtle Lake . . . . . 4 – 6 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northwoods Gifts Thursday, Aug. 18. . . . . . Amery . . . . . . . . . 6:30 – 8 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soo Line Park

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. . . . . . . . St. Croix Falls . . . 8 – 9:30 a.m. . . . . . . . Polk County Information Center . . . . . . . . Frederic. . . . . . . . 10:15 – 11 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . Soo Line Depot/Museum . . . . . . . . Grantsburg . . . . . Noon – 1 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Crex Convention Center . . . . . . . . Siren . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 3:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crooked Lake Park . . . . . . . . Danbury. . . . . . . . 4 – 5:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . Log Cabin Store and Eatery

Car bursts into flames

Wednesday, Aug. 24. . . . Winter . . . . . . . . . 9 – 10:30 a.m. . . . Winter High School back parking lot Wednesday, Aug. 24. . . . Hayward . . . . . . . Noon – 2 p.m. . . . . . . . . . Hayward Information Center Wednesday, Aug. 24. . . . Minong . . . . . . . . 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stony’s Bar and Grill Wednesday, Aug. 24. . . . Solon Springs . . . 4 – 5 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solon Springs Mercantile

DMO Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 25. . . . . . Superior . . . . . . . 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. . . . Barker’s Island Marina Ship Store

Three survive airborne car crash

On Friday, Aug. 5, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a car burst into flames as it sat in the parking lot of WK Appliance in Spooner. The Spooner Fire Department responded and put out the fire after a first responder tried putting out the flames with a fire extinguisher. The owner of the vehicle requested that the two car seats in the vehicle be saved before they were destroyed. The first responder was able to do that. More information on the accident will be posted on our Web site,, when it becomes available from authorities. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

New deputy/from page 1

After hitting a tree and flying through the air, the three passengers of this car, including a 3-year-old, are lucky to be alive. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident where three persons were injured after the car flew through the air. According to accident reports, Jamie R. Sloviak, 34, Cadott, was driving westbound on Veazie Road, one mile west of 10th Street, when he lost control, entered the ditch on the opposite side of the roadway, and hit a tree. The vehicle went airborne and landed on its top. Curwin T. Witner, 34, Springbrook, and Bradley J. Irvine-Dutcher, 3, Trego, were passengers. Witner managed to run to call for help. All three were taken by ambulance for injuries. The accident occurred at 7:18 p.m. - Photo from Washburn County Sheriff’s Dept.

more calls than ever before this year.” “We’re going to pay for it either way,” said Don Quinn, of the personnel committee. “We end up paying for overtime to cover all the calls. So we either pay for a deputy position, or pay for overtime.” The finance committee still has to approve the transferring of funds to cover the position. However, they are hopeful that the position will be fully budgeted after the finance committee reviews and decides on the sheriff’s department budget revisions. The new position approved by the personnel committee does not go before the county board. The committee has the final say unless they request to bring it to the full county board.

Don Quinn motions to approve the new deputy position and there is a long pause before it is seconded by Robert Lester. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft



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He’s pulling a fast one

Gov. Scott Walker has pulled another fast one on the people of the state of Wisconsin. This time it involves denying the right to vote to thousands of the state’s citizens. Gov. Walker has signed a bill to require photo identification as a requirement to register to vote. He then authorized the closure of 14 of the state’s motor vehicle offices where the photo IDs could be obtained. These closures were ordered by the governor in predominantly Demo-

cratic areas. This is voter suppression plain and simple. The requirement for photo IDs to vote is a hardship particularly to the elderly, minority residents and for young people who want to vote in the area where they attend college. Women fought a long and hard fight for the right to vote. Minority citizens fought a long and hard fight, some to the death, for the right to vote. Young people fought long and hard, during the Vietnam War era, in a historic push to lower

the voting age to 18 years old during the early 1970s. Many of you remember the cry, “If we’re old enough to fight and die for our country then we should be old enough to vote in our country.” What Walker is doing to our state is wrong on so many levels. The long list of civil and human rights abuses that the governor and the Fitzgerald brothers are ramming through is wrong. This attempt to stack the deck in future elections by disenfranchising Wisconsin’s citizens

cannot be tolerated. Please join me in supporting the recall of Walker this fall. We really do deserve better representation in what once was one of the most forward thinking progressive states in the nation.

We all make numerous decisions every day, and most don’t require a great deal of thought. But the decision to drive — or to allow a friend or loved one to drive — after drinking absolutely requires a great deal of thought. Here are some staggering facts upon which to base that decision: • There were more than 40,000 drunken driving convictions last year in Wisconsin. • If you drive drunk, you are risking public humiliation, huge fines, having to equip every vehicle you own, have regis-

tered in your name, or drive with an ignition interlock device; and possibly jail time. • By far, the most devastating and tragic consequence is causing a crash that kills or seriously injures you, your passengers or some innocent victim. Alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin last year killed 220 people and seriously injured more than 3,500. As law enforcement officers sworn to protect the public, our ultimate goal is to one day reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.

That is why your Shell Lake Police Department officers will be out in force from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5, which includes the Labor Day weekend, for the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on drunken motorists. Instead of risking an arrest and possibly a violent crash, we urge everyone to make the following responsible decisions: • Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking. • If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 limit and should not

drive. Find another way home such as public transportation, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home. We also urge everyone to report impaired drivers to law enforcement officers by calling 911. During this national crackdown on drunken drivers and throughout the year, we are serious when we say, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

RICE LAKE — Nature’s Edge Therapy Center will be hosting their annual open house Monday, Aug. 15, from 4-6 p.m., at Nature’s Edge Therapy Center. Volunteers and those that have made donations will be recognized as well as participants in this summer’s Youth of Promise program. The Youth of Promise program invites local youth, ages 13 to 18, with various disabilities, to participate in a summer day camp. The goal of the program is to use activities, aided with direct care and attention from staff, to provide youth the chance to develop and enhance self-esteem, establish a sense of belonging,

achieve feelings of accomplishment, and become better team players. If you have volunteered or made any kind of donation to Nature’s Edge within the past year, please be sure to attend and join in recognizing your efforts as well as the efforts of your fellow community members. The general public is also welcome to attend. Nature’s Edge Therapy Center is located at 2523 14-3/4 Ave., Rice Lake, about five miles east of Cameron near the intersection of CTH M and Hwy. 8. — from Nature’s Edge

SPOONER — The Washburn County Veterans Service Office had a busy weekend, July 28-Aug. 1, due to participation with The Moving Wall and the 100th anniversary of the Washburn County Fair. Both events were a great success. The WCVSO extends gratitude to the individuals who took time to stop by and visit them at the Veterans Service fair booth and those that stopped out to the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall. Appreciation is extended to those that volunteered their time, gave donations, and assisted in supporting The Moving Wall, which

helped make it a huge success for all in Northern Wisconsin. At the Washburn County Veterans Service booth at the fair, four individuals were the lucky recipients of the drawing of two U.S. flags and two Wisconsin state flags. Donations of the flags were provided by state Assembly Rep. Nick Milroy of the 73rd District, and state Assembly Rep. Roger Rivard of the 75th District. Winning Wisconsin state flags were Sven Undem, Spooner, and Charles Melton, Shell Lake. Receiving a U.S. flag were Donna Ness and Henry Lueck, both of Barronett. — from WCVSO

SARONA — Ever miss those good old days? They were simpler times, when folks got together to talk, deepen their friendships, strengthen their local communities and just have some fun outdoors. Here’s a chance for you to relive those good old days, now, at Hunt Hill. Adults only, are invited to attend on Sat-

urday, Aug. 20, from 5-8 p.m. for some oldtime country fun, music, food and games at Hunt Hill. Forget about high-tech video games, smart phones, surfing the Internet, television and being a couch potato. Put on your casual best country attire and join them for some real fun. There will be an outdoor picnic barbecue dinner, yard

games, an honest-to-goodness cakewalk, live music, adult-beverage sampling tent, a campfire, horse-drawn wagon rides, pie and ice cream, and tours of the Hunt Hill historic cabins. RSVP reservations by Monday, Aug. 15, to 715-635-6543. — from Hunt Hill

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – The city’s public works administration committee met Wednesday, Aug. 3, to take action on several issues, including equipment and road repair. Following is an overview of the committee’s actions: Grader repairs Jeff Parker reported the city grader was taken to Nortrax for a repair estimate. The service repair estimate in the amount of $15,045 was reviewed by the public works administration committee. Upon a unanimous vote the motion carried. Parker, public works director, and Brad Pederson, city administrator, were directed to attempt to cover the amount of these repairs over the budgeted amount within the public works budget lines over the balance of the year. Sewer backup damage A claim for sewer backup damage submitted by Larry Alt and Beth Danes was discussed. Pederson noted this has been turned over to Midwest Claim Service. Pederson reported the city can get nofault sewer backup insurance coverage through the League of Wisconsin Municipalities at a premium rate of $1.43/1,000 population. The coverage would be $100,000 per occurrence with $300,000 aggregate. It was decided to postpone

discussion on this matter until the claim(s) is finalized. Getting a seal coating on some city streets Seal coating of the city’s streets was also discussed. Parker, parks and recreation supervisor, estimates the city’s $16,000 seal-coat budget will cover approximately 12,000 square feet. The 2009 PASER Road Rating Report was reviewed. The following proposed streets were identified as candidates for seal coating: • 4th Ave. – Hwy. 63 to First (Lewis) St. . . . . .1,479 sq. ft. • 4th Ave. – First (Lewis) St. to 2nd St. . . . . . . . . . .2,903 sq. ft. • 4th Ave. – 3rd St. to 2nd St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,900 sq. ft. • 2nd Ave. – 2nd St. to First (Lewis St.) . . . . . . . .1,550 sq. ft. • Ridgeway Drive . . . . . . .3,872 sq. ft. • First (Lewis) St. – 2nd Ave. to Hwy. 63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 sq. ft. Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,963 sq. ft. The city council approved the recommendation at the Mon., Aug. 8 meeting. Lease for airport A draft sustaining backup emergency communications equipment lease between the Federal Aviation Administration and the city of Shell Lake was

Michael Posso Spooner

Shell Lake Police Department says Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Nature’s Edge Therapy Center to hold annual open house

Annual event recognizes summer youth program participants, as well as volunteers and donors

Clint R. Stariha Shell Lake chief of police

Veterans service office has busy weekend

Old-fashioned Evening Back in Time benefit for Hunt Hill

Public works committee looks at road needs, airport lease renewal

The 3rd Street project may need an extra week, but they are already pouring the cement. - Photo by Jessica Beecroft

reviewed. It was noted the FAA has had a small building containing communication equipment and tilt-down pole at the airport for several years. The city council approved the S-BUEC lease at its meeting Monday evening, Aug. 8.

Third Street project extension Parker and Teresa Anderson gave an update on the Third Street project. It was noted the contractor may request a oneweek extension on the completion date due to inclement weather.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new tickborne bacterium infecting humans with enrlichiosis has been discovered in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is identified as a new strain of bacteria through DNR testing conducted at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Enrlichia infect and kill white blood cells and cause fever, body aches, headache and fatigue. More severe disease may involve multiple organs such as the lungs, kidneys and brain and require hospitalization. — from Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — Farm and Fleet has filed a lawsuit against the city of Rice Lake. The company claims the property taxes for its Rice Lake store are over twice what they should be. According to the suit, the city set the assessed value of the Rice Lake Farm and Fleet property at $3,943,600. The property tax for 2010 was set at $100,790. — from the Chronotype ••• BARRON COUNTY — Rehabilitation work on local rail lines hit a snag that could potentially mean the demise of the Wisconsin West Rail Transit Authority. The federal Surface Transportation Board has yet to approve purchase/operating agreements for track from Cameron to Rice Lake and from Cameron to Barron. — from the Chronotype ••• ALMENA — Dating back to the early 1900s, Bethany Lutheran Church southeast of Almena held its final service on Sunday, Aug. 7. At one time the church served upward of 100 families, but currently was down to about eight or nine parishioners that regularly attended services. — from Cumberland Advocate ••• TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. — Chisago County authorities have identified a 26year-old St. Paul, Minn., man who died in the St. Croix River as Nicholas P. Johns. His body was discovered downstream after jumping from a high cliff on the Minnesota side of the river into approximately 30 feet of water. — from the Inter-County Leader

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners

Aug. 1 - $30 Ernie ZumBrunnen, Portland Ore. Aug. 2 - $30 William Campbell, Shell Lake Aug. 3 - $30 Stephen Walker, Gainesville, Flo. Aug. 4 - $30 Kristine Steege, Cumberland Aug. 5 - $30 Joel Anderson, Shell Lake

Gerry’s 5th Ave Salon Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2010 Aug. 1 Aug. 2 Aug. 3 Aug. 4 Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Aug. 7

2011 Aug. 1 Aug. 2 Aug. 3 Aug. 4 Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Aug. 7

High 78 81 83 89 83 77 78

High 87 76 82 85 82 83 81

Low Precip. 66 61 .23” rain 68 61 60 57 56

Low Precip. 65 68 2.74” rain 57 .26” rain 58 60 66 63 1.98” rain

Lake level Monday, Aug. 9, 2010: 1,217.63’ MSL Monday, Aug. 8, 2011: 1,218.42’ MSL


It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there when it comes to jobs

by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE — Everyone knows the current economy stinks. Just about everyone knows someone who has either lost their job or who is working reduced hours or have lost their house due to foreclosure. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that jobs, any jobs, are at a premium. Now try getting a job if you have a disability, or you’ve lost your vehicle due to nonpayment of child support or a past of alcohol or drug addiction. Most people might think the situation is hopeless, but Rebecca Shane, rehabilitation counselor, comes to the rescue sporting an almost 70-percent job placement for her efforts. She works in several counties for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and when she’s in Shell Lake she usually has a full schedule. “Each time I start with someone new, I work at getting a realistic idea of what the client can do and go from there. A job placement may require some further education like a GED or a certificate of training, but we can arrange for that, too. We are funded 60 percent by the federal government and 40 percent by the state, so there are doors we can open to help a prospective employee get the training they need. We can also help with telephone headphones, or specialized chairs, or knobs on steering wheels. We’ve poured cement slabs in front of garages and have even supplied garage door openers. Anything we can do to get someone working that needs a job. “One thing that we cannot do is provide transportation if the client lives in the country. If there is city transportation like a bus or a taxi, that’s different, but

getting someone to a job who lives out of town is tough.” Jobs range from temporary positions, half-and-half job training, helping develop small businesses and counseling before a client goes before a bank with their marketing plans. “We do background checks on everyone and we follow up on all the placements. We even help disabled high school students find a summer job and there is a service just like ours in every county in Wisconsin. In fact, every state in the union has some form of vocational rehabilitation service. “ Clients are often referred by the VA, lawyers, doctors or pastors; the health and human services department, Northern Bridges, the aging and disability center or high school guidance counselors.” It’s easy to see why Shane is good at her job; she is bouncy, with curly red hair and an infectious laugh, and is fiercely dedicated to her job and her clients. “There’s a reason why this department has such great success, we really care about placing people who want to work.” When you delve into her past it’s easy to see where this spirit of “can do” comes from. Raised on the farm, not only did her brother have a farm accident, but also her father died while she was in high school, propelling her into a life of caring early on. Originally schooled as a special ed teacher, she went more fully into counseling and then picked the exact profession for her experience and approach to life. She’s comfortable with just about anyone and overlooks disabilities or a lack of education in her mission to help launch a new taxpayer. She sees

1951 - 60 years ago

• A dinner was given at Anchor Inn honoring Russell D. Stouffer, retiring general manager and president of the Shell Lake Boat Company. Ray Bennett was master of ceremonies. • Births at the Shell Lake Memorial Hospital were Timothy Clifford to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jerry, Barronett; Karen Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hoechrel, Spooner; Dawn Diane to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hefter, Sarona; Donald John to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Aderman, Shell Lake; and Shelley Rae to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Swearingen, Spooner.

Register Memories

• Shell Lake Order of the Eastern Star Chapter sponsored a dance at the Legion Pavilion with music furnished by Ernie Carroll’s orchestra. • Mrs. C.A. Hogness and Kathleen entertained at a mother-daughter wedding shower for Kathryn Rounce. Mrs. Walter Ek and Mrs. Ernest DesJardins Jr. were hostesses for a dinner and show for a group of girls in honor of Miss Rounce. A shower for her was also held at the chapel of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church hosted by Mrs. Vern Parker, Mrs. James Ogilvie, Mrs. Verne Neimann and Mrs. John Dahlstrom. A group of Cumberland people gathered at the Alphonse cottage on the Namekagon River and had a shower for the bride-to-be. Rounce would become the bride of Darrell Reinhart on Aug. 18. • Duane Shipman passed the Wisconsin barbers examination held in Eau Claire and was informed that he held a master barber’s license. • The Shell Lake School District was considerably enlarged by municipal board action at a hearing when Joint School District No. 1, towns of Dewey, Roosevelt and Rusk of Burnett County, were consolidated with Joint School District No.1, village of Shell Lake, towns of Barronett, Bashaw and Beaver Brook in Washburn County and Roosevelt in Burnett County. The Dewey School District operated four rural schools: South Dewey, Doran, McCarty and Bashaw Brook.

1961 - 50 years ago

• Ellis M. Axon, teacher of American history, basketball coach and principal at Shell Lake High School, received a master’s degree of education at Superior State College at Superior. • R.D. Stouffer, Shell Lake, completed his six years as conservation commissioner for Wisconsin. After serving as one of the Washburn County Conservation Congress members for almost 20 years, he was appointed one of the six conservation commissioners for a sixyear term.

Rebecca Shane, from the Department of Workforce Development, is available to help you find a job if you’re disabled in any way. — Photo by Diane Dryden clients from age 16 to 70 and she says that if there is anyone interested in making an appointment when she’s in town they should contact the agency at the toll-free number, 877-387-3879, and request an application for services. She’s in Spooner/Shell Lake on Mondays, Ladysmith on Tuesdays, Superior on Wednesdays, Siren on Thursdays and on Friday she works from home. If you’d like to get in touch with this woman who might be able to open doors for you, too, her phone number is 715520-3857 or e-mail Rebecca.shane@

Compiled by Suzanne Johnson

1971 - 40 years ago

• Robert Mornson was appointed by the Shell Lake City Council to fill the unexpired term of Jim Scharhag in the 2nd Ward. The vacancy was created when Scharhag was forced to resign because of a change in his work schedule. • After considerable discussion, pro and con, as to the fine-point details of the proposed garbage franchise within the city of Shell Lake applied for by Lowell Holmes of rural Shell Lake, the council instructed the committee in charge of the project to do more investigating into the project. • A fire of undetermined cause completely destroyed the main building of the Peterson Brothers Boat Works in Shell Lake. • The plate-glass window at the Lutz Drive Inn in Shell Lake was a target of vandalism. Police Officer Ralph VanMeter reported that several car windows were also damaged or broken around town on the same night.

1981 - 30 years ago

• Glenn Hile, Shell Lake School District transportation director for the past eight years, was named by the city council as city engineer to supervise public works employees. He would be paid $6.57 an hour for the first six months probationary period and $7.25 after that. Hile replaced Don Hecht who had resigned. • County board Chairman Edward Elliott was the judge of the tug-o-war at the Washburn County Fair.

• An eight-unit apartment building or a five-unit condominium to be built on land owned by the city of Shell Lake north of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute administration building was being discussed. • Members of the zoning board of appeals were Hubert Smith, Howard Griffin, Charles Garnhart, Jack Porter, Ollie Frey and Francis Paulin.

1991 - 20 years ago

• After receiving an engineer’s report that indicated the Shell Lake High School building was more seriously deteriorated than anyone on the board had previously thought, the school board voted unanimously not to open the building for classes and to explore alternatives for housing the junior and senior high come fall. • The old Beaver Brook School was moved to its new location in Shell Lake. The building was the latest addition to the Washburn County Historical Museum. • A search for a new Shell Lake High School principal was under way following the resignation of Terry Reynolds, principal for the past two years. Reynolds resigned to take a similar position at North Crawford. • Washburn County Circuit Judge Warren Winton took his oath of office from state Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

2001 - 10 years ago

• Over 30 catamarans from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the third-annual Broken Rudder Regatta on Shell Lake. • Pete and Betty Hubin hosted the 45th class reunion for Shell Lake’s Class of 1956 at their home. • Students in Shell Lake School’s Mural Summer School program did a mural that told the story of the June 18 tornado. • Rod and Maggie Johnson, along with daughters Jaycie and Cally, were the new owners of the Barronett Hills Golf Course.


What is happening with Miss Shell Lake?

by Jessica Beecroft SHELL LAKE – According to Melissa Denotter, Miss Shell Lake advisor, the Miss Shell Lake pageant is, “changing all the time.” The Miss Shell Lake advisors are hosting a meet and greet on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at the Shell Lake United Methodist Church. At this time, the girls will be judged on their etiquette, poise and interview. All of the chamber members, 2010 Miss Shell Lake royalty and families and sponsors of the 2011 Miss Shell Lake candidates will be invited. Miss Shell Lake contestants are Dakota Robinson and Renae Lloyd. Emily Lloyd is the Junior Miss Shell Lake contestant. Contestants for Little Miss Shell Lake are Christina Hubbell, Gracie Lawrence and McKenna Marko. At 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Shell Lake pavilion, all six of the candidates will be performing a dance routine that they have been practicing. Then at 7:45 p.m., the ladies will be escorted onto the stage before the street Little Miss Shell Lake contestant dance by their escorts where they will be McKenna Marko. crowned. There will be a Miss Shell Lake, princess, Junior Miss Shell Lake, Little Miss Shell Lake, little first princess and little second princess.

Little Miss Shell Lake contestant Christina Hubbell.

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Little Miss Shell Lake contestant Gracie Lawrence.

Wausau Homes celebrates grand opening with open house

HAYWARD/TREGO — The hammering has stopped and the dust has settled. It’s time for the Wausau Home builder of Northwest Wisconsin to celebrate their grand opening with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to offer a look at the future of home building. Visitors can tour the new, state-of-the-art design center that showcases everything from cabinets and countertops to siding and shingles while providing the latest technology to help home buyers plan and customize their new homes. Among the highlights is an amazing 3-D viewer that allows home buyers to see their home plans take shape before their eyes so they will know exactly what their new home will look like before it’s ever built. “We’re prepared for the improving economy,” says Jeff Burch. “By partnering with Wausau Homes and opening our new design center, we’re able to give customers a stress-free building experience different than anything out there today.” The new building experience includes a firm price up front and a firm move-in date, removing the angst from what can be the two most stressful aspects of building a home. “We’ve redefined the building experience and we’re inviting everyone to come in and take a look, whether they are thinking of building a home this fall or planning for the future,” says Burch. Visitors to the grand opening open house will enjoy

refreshments and can enter a drawing for prizes. At the same time, they will be able to see and touch a wide variety of sample products available to customize a new home. They can also learn about the stress-free homebuilding experience that begins with choosing from more than 150 home designs, then customizing their choice using the latest 3-D design software, which lets them walk through every room. The home buyer knows exactly what their new home will look like, in- Wausau Homes in Trego will be hosting their grand opening on Saturday, side and out, right down to Aug. 13. — Photo by Jackie Moody how their furniture will fit in cludes floor plans, photos and other helpful informaeach room. “We’ve made the entire home-building experience tion. Wausau Homes, based in Rothschild, has been buildenjoyable,” sums up Burch. ing customized homes in partnership with local Wausau Homes, located at N7479 Liesch Road in Trego, near the intersections of Hwys. 53 and 63, has builders throughout the Midwest for 50 years. For more built more than 150 homes in the area over the years. information visit — submitIn addition to the new design center, the builder has a ted new Web site at www.Wausauhomes/Hayward that in-

“From War to Peace: A Guide to the Next Hundred Years” author to sign book in Spooner Shifferd is a former history professor who taught at Northland College for 30 years with visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Ripon College, and United Theological Seminary. He was a founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a 21-campus consortium. He has served as editor of the Journal For Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr. Shifferd was part of the team of scholars who produced the award-winning distance learning course, Dilemmas of War and Peace for the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public

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on women’s “wings.” I couldn’t resist telling the 20something-year-old to just wait, she would eventually know what we were talking about. I remember my mom commenting about how as a child she liked to watch her aunt, Ethel, and her grandmother, Martha, make bread and roll out pie dough. She thought it was interesting to watch the skin under their arms jiggle. It is no laughing matter now though. My question is, do children look at a person whose skin is loose, not only under the arm, but perhaps under the chin as well, and think, “Wow, their skin is too big for their body!”


Why is it that most women are not happy with their physical appearance? Every once in a while, my friend Val and I comment to each other as to why we complained about our body shape 30 pounds ago and now wish that we were back at that weight. One day I was visiting with a group of ladies. We were a variety of ages; a gal in her 20s, myself in my 50s, a couple of 60-year-olds, with the majority of the ladies being in their 70s. One of the ladies commented to another, “My your arms are thin!” To which the other lady replied, “Well, you may think so, but look at this,” as she wiggled the loose flesh under her tricep. Of course that comment led to a lot of discussion

Broadcasting. He is currently convener of the Peace Commission for the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire and edited its Exploring Peace resource book. His chapter on President Obama’s environmental record will appear this fall in an anthology evaluating the president’s record as a progressive. He is currently at work on a new book on the global ecological crisis of hyper-civilization. He is married to consultant and Kent Shifferd’s new author Dr. Patricia Shifferd. The talk will be accompa- book, “From War To nied by handouts. — submit- Peace: A Guide To The Next Hundred Years.” ted

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He’s adorable, but he’s working

by Diane Dryden SHELL LAKE — OK, even if you don’t love them, you have to admit there is nothing cuter than a 7-weekold golden retriever. They’re covered in an abundance of off-white fuzzy fur and they are all love, from their little wet nose to their four clumsy feet. It’s almost impossible to not reach down to the puppy that’s now climbing to get into your arms and pick him up, or at least pet the little sweetheart. But if it’s a golden named Axel, his owners, or should I say trainers, Mike and Tracy Zechmeister, Shell Lake, would appreciate it if you respected the fact that this adorable little creature will someday be owned by a visually impaired person and is being trained for the task ahead, so they request that you not pet him or get him excited. “We’ll have Axel for the 12 to 15 months and this is a very important time for a dog,” says Tracy. “He needs to know that he has much to learn in order to become a guide dog and we need to learn the same thing,” adds Mike. “There’s no wrestling, no tug-of-war and no letting him sit on the furniture. He has to know that he will be a servant dog and not just a household pet.” Axel is just one in a long line of dogs, mainly shepherds, goldens, Labs and Lab/golden crosses, that have been bred for training since 1939 for the organization begun by three Lions members in the Detroit area and named Leader Dogs for the Blind. Their goal is still to provide dogs to aid the blind and visually impaired and to enhance the owner’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Currently there are 400 puppies being raised and trained in 22 states and Canada. Part of Axel’s training will include visits to banks, libraries, drugstores and the post office. He’ll also visit ball games and parks, grocery stores, shopping malls and will even take rides on buses and elevators. And these experiences have to be good ones. According to Tracy, “If a puppy between 5 and 6 months of age has a bad experience, he’ll never get over it.” He’ll also need to meet men with beards, people in hats and people in uniforms. In other words, Axel has to become an all-around experienced dog. The Zechmeisters will also be introducing him to big city streets with lots of traffic and noise and sirens as well as local stores and shops in Shell Lake

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and Spooner, including nursing homes. All of this training is so Axel learns not to be distracted by anything or any smell or another animal or noise. Axel’s already been to church, and like some others, slept soundly through the service. He also goes to work with Mike and sleeps under his desk. He has a strict eating schedule, which does not include people food, and he’s also being housebroken and doing a pretty good job of it. The house cat does her part of his training by teasing him until he barks at her. “This is another thing he needs to learn, no barking.” Mike, a DNR Northern Region wildlife biologist working in Spooner, and in his second year as a local resident, found out about the program through some casual conversation at the office. He learned about Karen Voss, a fellow DNR employee in the Watershed Management program out of Eau Claire who has trained over 20 dogs. After getting in touch with her, he and Tracy decided to go for it and apply. They attend her classes every month to see how well their dog is doing and to share with the other dog trainers. The book they received with Axel lets them know what their puppy should be doing in various stages of his first year while he prepares for his “graduate studies,” when he is returned to the Leader Dogs for the Blind’s home office in Rochester Hills, Mich. If he passes all his tests, which include medical soundness and personality traits, then he’ll have four months of advanced training and the prospective owner will have a 26-day training program after being placed with a dog. A caring attitude has never been foreign in the Zechmeister household because they had three of their own kids and they’ve been foster parents for many years, for children ranging from newborns to an 18-year-old woman who moved in with her two children. But none of their children were trained with a clicker like the puppy is. “Each time he responds to a command like sit, down or walk loosely on a leach, he gets a click and

It’s hard to not pet this cutie, but when he has his “uniform” on, he’s in training to become a leader dog for the blind and needs to concentrate on obedience. — Photos by Diane Dryden

a treat. The treat reinforces the click part and eventually the click will be the reward.” This is a completely volunteer position and the Zechmeisters pay for Axel’s vet bills and food and anything else he needs. Since 1939, 14,000 dogs have been trained for clients from 39 countries and the dogs are provided completely free to qualified individuals, including their travel and their month of room and board at the Leader Dog facility. Leader Dogs for the Blind is funded by donations from Lions and Lioness Club members, individuals, foundations and corporations dedicated to community service. The most common question asked of the Zechmeisters is, “Won’t it be hard to give the puppy up?” And they always answer, “Yes, but it is much harder for a blind person to navigate this world without a properly trained leader dog. It’s all about perspective.” For more information about the program, you can visit or call the Zechmeisters for more information about Axel or to arrange for them to visit your club or organization. They can be reached at 715468-7795.

Whitetail Ridge and Backwoods Saloon to host event to benefit the Gilbert Brown Foundation

SARONA — On Saturday, Aug. 13, Whitetail Ridge Campground/RV Park and Backwoods Saloon, on Shallow Lake Road in Sarona, will host an event from 1-4 p.m., to benefit the Gilbert Brown Foundation. The main event will be Gilbert’s Games, which invites people to participate in the Gilbert Brown Foundation’s fun versions of popular TV game shows. Players scheduled to attend this event are former Packer nose tackle Gilbert Brown and former Packer defensive tackle Santana Dotson. “The way these guys interact with each other is just amazing! Once they get onstage in front of all those fans, they turn on this charisma that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen! They always are a huge hit with our campers. I love the fact that these guys never forget exactly what they’re here for. They are raising money for some truly amazing kids who need our help. They put them first, all while having fun with their fans!” says

It is well advertised that keeping aquatic invasive

species out of our lakes is important; however, why it is so important is many times not as well understood. Eurasian water milfoil is a plant of special concern to our lakes. This non-native plant creates all kinds of problems when it invades the water. Eurasian water milfoil outcompetes native plants, diminishes the habitat and food source for fish and other organisms, forms dense mats that interfere with boating and swimming and reduces the overall aesthetic appeal of lakes. Harvesting is currently the best manage-

Tammy Gagner, of Whitetail Ridge Campground/RV Park and Backwoods Saloon. The Gilbert Brown Foundation teams up with the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners each year to provide entertaining fundraising to support over 144 different children’s charities in Wisconsin. All of the money raised in Wisconsin stays in Wisconsin. By camping with a WACO Campground and participating in these fundraising activities, campers help organizations like St. Jude’s, Make-A-Wish, Rawhide Boys Ranch, Camp Sunshine and area scholarship programs, just to name a few. Visit the Gilbert Brown Foundation Web site for more information at www. For campsite availability on the weekend of this event, please contact Whitetail Ridge Campground/RV Park and Backwoods Saloon at 715-469-3309. — submitted ment option to control Eurasian water milfoil. A special boat, known as a harvester, removes plants that are in the top six feet of water. This temporarily allows for trouble-free boating and swimming. Harvesting is done primarily in swimming areas, boat launches and in shallow areas where dense growth occurs. These control programs can be extremely expensive to maintain. The past two weeks at the Shell Lake landing we have checked 328 boats and sold 80 daily permits and 31 annual permits.

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Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14 • Minong Summer Days. Thursday, Aug. 11 • The Shell Lake Lions Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Fibromyalgia/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group of Barron County meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Chetek Lutheran Church, Chetek. Coffee and refreshments served. Educational materials available to sign out. Call 715-651-9011 or 715-237-2798 for further information. Saturday, Aug. 13 • 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. • Cakes at the Lake at Hunt Hill, N2384 Hunt Hill Rd., Sarona. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Free environmental program Spectacular Spiders at 10 a.m. 715-635-6543. Monday, Aug. 15 • Northern Lights Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. (Hwy. K), Spooner. Feedback on photos, education and support. Beginners to professionals. • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group, 5 p.m. group activity, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6-7 p.m. meeting, Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Info call 715-635-4669. Tuesday, Aug. 16 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 will meet at 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Aug. 17 • 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, Aug. 18 • 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, Aug. 20 • Alzheimer’s fundraising event, 1-4 p.m. 50/50 Bingo; 4-6:30 p.m. taco buffet dinner; 7-9:30 p.m. family friendly comedy/hypnotist show. Shell Lake Community Center. For info, call 715-645-0663. Monday, Aug. 22 • Washburn County Historical Society dramatic play, “Ghost Walk: 2011,” 7 p.m., at the lakeside pavilion at Shell Lake. Thursday, Aug. 25 • 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. Saturday, Aug. 27 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Aug. 31 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Sept. 1 • 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. Friday-Monday, Sept. 2-5 • Shell Lake’s Town and Country Days. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with street dance, food booths, sports contests, tractor pull, kiddie and grand parade, arts and crafts, and fly-in breakfast. 715-468-4088. Saturday, Sept. 3 • Shell Lake Public Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during Town and Country Days in the beach/craft fair area. All


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Indianhead Community Action Agency is looking for volunteers to help out in their thrift store and food pantry. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Please stop in to ICAA at 608 Service Road and pick up an application or call 715-635-3975 for more information. ••• The Washburn County Area Humane Society is looking for volunteers to update and maintain their Web site and to research and apply for grants. For more information, call Susie at 715-468-2453 or e-mail ••• 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 to ••• Monarch Butterfly Habitat is recruiting for 2011 seasonal habitat maintenance volunteers. Sign up for a day or once a week. Staff works from 8-9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you prefer to volunteer another day that is fine. Staff will train in invasive species eradication, watering, transplanting and weeding. Call Mary Ellen at 715-468-2097. ••• Terraceview Living Center Inc. is providing opportunities for talented volunteers skilled in group and 1:1 interactions with the elderly. Seeking services between 3-7 p.m. daily. There will be flexibility in scheduling your services. Orientation is provided. If you are interested please stop by their office and fill out an application. ••• The Shell Lake Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help at the summer concerts. Come, hear great music and be a part of an exciting camp for youth. They need concert greeters, help with raffle sales and picnic servers. Call the arts center office at 715-468-2414 for further information. ••• Volunteers are needed at the Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake. Call 715-468-2982. ••• Faith in Action of Washburn County is looking for volunteers to provide direct services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Tasks might include transportation, light housekeeping, light yard work, fix-it jobs, telephone and in-person visits. Training is provided, and all volunteers choose what they want to do and when they want to volunteer. For more information, please call 715-635-2252 or e-mail Faith In Action 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.

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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 Beginners 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 7 p.m. Al-Anon 2 p.m. AA Friday 7 p.m. AA Step Saturday Noon AA AA 7 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month, Pin Night with 5:30 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. meeting.


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 Christcentered recovery program. Meetings take place in the Community Life Center at Spooner Wesleyan Church, Hwy. 70 West. For more information, call 715-635-2768. • First Friends Playgroup open to all children. Focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided and the morning closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. • Through Aug. 29 there is a free movie shown at dusk near the lakeside pavilion on the shores of Shell Lake. Open mike is from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Refreshments are available. Monday and Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch and a program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time, etc. For more information, call 715-635-4367. Tuesday: Women Healing Women support group at Time-Out Family Abuse Outreach office, every other Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m. For survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse. Free, confidential, closed after first session. For more info or to register, contact Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Outreach office at 103 Oak St., Spooner, WI 54801, 715-635-5245. • Ala-Teen meets at 6:30 p.m. in the New Life Christian Center in Rice Lake. Use the back entrance. • The Washburn County Historical Society Research Room, 102 West Second Avenue, Shell Lake, open Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. throughout the year. • Bridge at Friendship Commons, Fourth Avenue, Shell Lake, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Practice your bridge skills. Beginners welcome. Tuesday and Friday: Shell Lake Farmers Market, 2 p.m., parking lot across from Washburn County Courthouse in Shell Lake. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center open from noon to 3 p.m. • AA meeting, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. • 9 a.m. to noon, sewing at Shell Lake Senior Center. • Kidstime-Parentime at Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn, discuss and share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Kidstime-Parentime provides quality time for families, networking for parents and a social opportunity for both parents and children. The last Wednesday of the month a potluck lunch is held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday: AA meets at 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Minong. • Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake. • Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. A time for stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday and Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. Friday and Saturday: Washburn County Historical Society Museum, 102 W. 2nd Ave., Shell Lake, open June through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 715-468-2982. • The Washburn County Genealogy Research Room is open for the summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the public. Please call 715-635-7937 or 715-635-6450 with any questions. ••• Amber Bednar, RN, Washburn County Health Department, is available at the public health office to provide breastfeeding basics, how-tos and postpartum support. Appointments can be made at 715-635-4400. 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.

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Wedding announcement

Dommer • Pederson Alex Pederson and Jessica Dommer were united in marriage on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Wild Ridge Golf Course in Eau Claire with Mark Pastor Krueger officiating. Alex is the son of Ken and Sue Pederson, Shell Lake, and Jessica is the daughter of Pam and Dennis Dommer, Marshfield. Best man was Jacob Pederson. Groomsmen were Adam Wennerberg, Josh Luedtke, Dan Anderson and JJ Lehman. Ushers were Brad Roosevelt and Dan Geiger. Maid of honor was Andrea Stein. Bridesmaids were Jessica Buhman, Jolene Wold, Kristen Luedtke and Melissa (Bachler) Johnson. The couple resides in Eau Claire. — Photo submitted

Two alpacas die, one horse sickened by mosquito-borne illness

MADISON – Two alpacas have died in Dunn County and a horse has been sickened by Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a mosquito-borne illness caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. Although humans may also contract EEE, no human cases have appeared in Wisconsin. “Horse owners who have not already had their animals vaccinated this year for EEE and other mosquitoborne diseases should take this as a warning, and those who have vaccinated should check with their veterinarians to see whether a booster is indicated,” said state veterinarian Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt. There is no approved vaccine for alpacas. Alpaca owners should consult their veterinarians about preventive measures, he said. Blood samples were sent to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory July 9. Initial positive results there were confirmed by the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System, which reported final positive results. EEE may be transmitted by mosquito bite to horses, birds and humans. It is unusual, but not unheard of, for alpacas and other mammals to be infected. The virus is not transmitted between animals or between animals and humans. Symptoms in horses include depression, loss of appetite, drooping eyelids and lower lip, aimless wandering and circling, blindness and sometimes paralysis. There is no cure; the disease must run its course and has a mortality rate of 90 percent or higher. Wisconsin experienced a major outbreak of EEE in 2001, with 69 confirmed or presumptive positive cases,

mostly in northwestern Wisconsin. Since then, sporadic cases have occurred. Because EEE follows mosquito populations, it normally occurs beginning in mid- to late summer and remains a threat until the first killing frost. Horses that have never been vaccinated will need two doses two to four weeks apart, and the vaccine will take at least two weeks to build up enough antibodies to protect them. A booster would normally be only one dose and would take about four days to be effective. Vaccines will not protect horses that have already been infected when they receive the injections. Vaccines are available that protect against other strains of equine encephalitis along with EEE, and a separate West Nile virus vaccine is also available. “Northern Wisconsin has good mosquito habitat, and that has been where we’ve seen most cases of EEE over the years,” Ehlenfeldt said. “It’s been a wet summer up north, and mosquito populations are really high. If we get a good long fall, we could see a lot more cases.” In addition to vaccination, owners can take steps to reduce their animals exposure to mosquitoes. They should eliminate standing water by removing objects like old tires, or even the folds in tarps where water collects, and frequently changing water in water troughs, birdbaths and similar containers. Owners should also keep their animals inside barns if possible from dusk through dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. - from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin Lions assist tornado victims

MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA — Wisconsin Lions once again answered the call to assist people in need. This time it was victims of the tornados and floods that ravaged the country in May and June. It began when Shell Lake Lion Bill Taubman was watching the news in May and learned of the terrible storms in Alabama and Mississippi. His first thought was, “We Wisconsin Lions can do something about that.” A call that night to Lion leaders in Alabama and Mississippi told him of the great need and what the things were that they needed most. The list was long but he learned that top priority should be given to paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, personal hygiene products, furniture and cleaning supplies of all kinds. The final and perhaps biggest need was for money. Armed with that information, Taubman got the approval of the Wisconsin Lions leadership to move forward with a statewide effort and within hours the campaign began. Letters went out to the 10 district governors in Wisconsin telling of the project and asking for their support and help. An ad was placed in the Shell Lake and Spooner papers asking for donations of good furniture and people responded generously with both furniture and money. The Shell Lake Lions very generously offered $2,500 and the Lions Northwest Wisconsin District gave another $3,000. Donations poured in from clubs and districts all over the state until almost $19,000 had been collected. Confident that adequate money would be collected, Taubman turned immediately to other Lions in Shell Lake and throughout the state to help find some of the other items needed. The universities at Madison and La Crosse offered 160 mattresses, 40 chairs and 17 sofas that they were removing from dorms. Shell Lake Lions traveled the county picking up furniture donated by individuals. When contacted by Lion Taubman, the Cascade Co. in Eau Claire donated three pallets of toilet tissue and many cases of paper towels. The Premium Water Co. at Chippewa Falls donated three pallets of bottled water. The Presto Co. of Eau Claire gave a quantity of kitchen appliances. The Altec manufacturing company in Duluth, Minn., managed by Taubman’s son Troy, asked if they could help and took up a collection of furniture and money from employees and the company itself donated $500. Since cleaning supplies were a high priority, an Internet search was made for a manufacturer of cleaning equipment in hopes of finding one between Shell Lake and Alabama. The Luco Mop Co. was found in St. Louis and they have a plant in Mattoon, Ill., right on the route to Mississippi. They offered to sell mops, brooms, gloves, etc., at well below wholesale costs and to deliver everything to the Mattoon plant to be picked up by the Wisconsin Lions. Over $6,000 worth of supplies was purchased. On Memorial Day, Shell Lake Lion Rudy Kessler and his wife, Sharon, along with Taubman, left for the South, each pulling a Lions 34-foot enclosed trailer full of donations. They were met in Tupelo, Miss., by Lions from that state and directed to Nettleton, Miss., where some items were off-loaded at a distribution center there. The

Two storm victims in Moultin, Ala., were very happy to be given new appliances donated by Presto.

Even the Lions Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was a total loss.

nearby town of Smithville had been almost totally destroyed in the storms. The next stop was Tuscaloosa, Ala., where more was unloaded at a church that was working cooperatively with the Lions to furnish 25 government homes that were available. The final stop of the trip was Moulton, Ala., in the northern part of the state, where the balance was left. About 10 days after returning to Wisconsin, Taubman and Shell Lake resident Dirk Benzer headed back down there with a third load, this time mostly mattresses, sofas and chairs. These items were left in Mississippi, where at least some of them were used to help victims of the Mississippi River flooding. Hearing of the need for personal hygiene products Taubman and Benzer, accompanied by Mississippi Lions, went to a discount store and bought carts full of shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, etc. Forty $50 cash cards were purchased for the Lions there to distribute to persons in need. — from Shell Lake Lions Club

After the storm the 150-foot water tower in Smithville, Miss., had a large dent near the top. The dent had red paint in it and in the woods east of town a red car was found. It is believed the paint came from that car. — Photos submitted

Opportunity to play bridge at Friendship Commons

SHELL LAKE — Do you enjoy playing bridge, but would like to improve your play? Join others on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Friendship Commons, senior center in Shell Lake, for chat bridge. While bidding and playing, you can ask others for advice. After playing a hand, players will lay out the cards and discuss bids and alternative strategies for play. Sometimes there will be preset hands that offer challenges for bid and play.

Absolute beginners are welcome; this is a great way to learn the game in a friendly atmosphere. Those who have played for years are encouraged to come as well to meet new people, learn new techniques and enjoy the game of bridge. There is no fee, no sign-up, no partner needed; come whenever you can. Friendship Commons is located on Fourth Avenue in Shell Lake across from the hospital. For more information call Joan Quenan at 715-468-7710. — submitted

Jack Pine Savage Days 2011


Tim Davis with his children, Rebekah and Jacob, checked out a 1905 Oshkosh well pump on display at Jack Pine Savage Days in Spooner that made life easier for the farmers. By 1935 the hand pump was powered by an International Harvester hit-and-miss engine.

Leslie Gudmunson, pushing a stroller, is trying to keep up with Natalie and Sara Griffith in the Kids Run at the Jack Pine Savage Run and Walk held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Spooner Middle School.

Eric Atkinson and Lianna Mack are the 15th-annual Jack Pine Savage Run overall top winners. He is a 2004 Spooner graduate who collected eight hatchets in as many years. She is sophomore at Sauk Prairie and was vacationing in the area with her family and thought it would be a fun race.

Kurt Ziemer is trying to beat the odds and is having his blood pressure checked at the Spooner Health Systems 27th-annual Health Fair held Saturday, Aug. 6. The health fair provided free blood sugar screenings, total lipid profile and pulmonary function screenings.

Lewis Anderson was on the ball and received a bouncy ball from Spooner Health System employee Lucille Whiteaker, activity aide at the Spooner Nursing Home.

Photos by Larry Samson

RIGHT: Todd Lund demonstrates a 1930 Maytag washer and wringer powered by a 3/4 h.p. Maytag combustion engine on display at the car show during Jack Pine Savage Days in Spooner. A combustion engine was necessary as in 1930 very few rural homes had electricity. The wringer head could be removed and a meat grinder could be attached.


Out on the range

April Kyrola, Barronett, is taking aim with a .22 pistol at the Indianhead Rifle Pistol Club Family Range Day held Sunday, Aug. 7. Family Range Day is an annual event to promote the Wisconsin tradition of hunting and outdoor sports.

Alexandra Ripley and Katelyn Heino proved to be capable with a shotgun at the skeet range. They will be freshmen at Spooner High School this fall and Family Range Day was a excuse to hang out together for the day.

ABOVE: With the help of instructor Jeff Mortier, 4-year-old Alex Diesen is ready to take on a black bear at the archery range.

RIGHT: Josh Riewestahl is shooting a vintage World War II trainer rifle. At the start of the war, many recruits from the city first learned how to shoot a rifle with this .22 trainer. Many of these rifles survived and are cherished as collectors items.

LEFT: Kyle Hankins tried out the inline black-powder rifle. He will be trading this in for an M16 by the end of the month. The Stone Lake resident will be leaving for Wisconsin National Guard basic training in Fort Jackson, S.C., and after completion he will go for his advanced individual training in Fort Lee, Va.

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High School Football Saturday, Aug. 13: Scrimmage, home, 10 a.m. (Northwood, Prairie Farm, Webster, Grantsburg) Friday, Aug. 19: Vs. Bruce, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22: JV at Bruce, 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: At Luck, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29: JV vs. Luck, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2: Vs. Siren, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6: JV at Siren, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10: At Birchwood, 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16: At Northwood/Solon Springs, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19: JV vs. Northwood/Solon Springs, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23: Homecoming Vs. Frederic, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26: JV at Frederic, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30: Vs. Winter, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: At Whitehall, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17: JV vs. Turtle Lake, 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: Playoffs Level 1, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Tuesday, Aug. 23: Scrimmage, home 5 p.m. (Frederic, Webster) Thursday, Aug. 25: Vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27: At Spooner, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30: At Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1: Vs. Cameron, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 6: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8: JV triangular 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17: Shell Lake JV2 tournament Tuesday, Sept. 20: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22: Vs. Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: At Amery, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Shell Lake Invitational, 9:30 a.m. (Flambeau, Prairie Farm, Drummond, Ladysmith, Boyceville) Tuesday, Oct. 18: WIAA Regional Fri.-Sat., Oct. 21-22: WIAA Regional Thursday, Oct. 27: WIAA Sectional Saturday, Oct. 29: WIAA Sectional High School Cross Country Thursday, Aug. 25: At Grantsburg HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30: At Bruce HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1: At Spooner HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6: At Webster HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13: At Rice Lake-Ladysmith HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17: At Osceola HS/JH, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20: At Barron HS, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22: At Unity HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29: At Ladysmith HS, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: At Hayward HS/JH, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Conference meet at Cameron, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: WIAA Sectional at Bruce, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: WIAA State

Spooner youth football

Aug. 4 18-Hole Winners Weekly Event: Par Fours Winner: Janet Bergh 23 Flight I Low gross: Barb Zielinski 96 Low net: Janet Jenkins and Mary Harrington 72 Low putts: Barb Zielinski 27 Flight II Low gross: Jean Marinkovic 101 Low net: Jan Sutherland 66 Low putts: Jean Marinkovic 28

Golf results

Butternut Hills Ladies Golf Flight III Low gross: Lillian Bartholomew 116 Low net: Pati Parker 77 Low putts: Milda Brainerd 36 Birdies: Loie Wollum No. 3; Janet Bergh No. 10; Jean Marinkovic No. 17; Pam Miller No. 10 Chip-ins: Jean Marinkovic No. 10; Pati Parker No. 3; Jeanine North No. 7

9-Hole Winners Flight I Low gross: Jean Bedner 45 Low net: Midge Kincaid 33 Low putts: Midge Kincaid 16 Chip-in: Dorie Washburn No. 16 Flight II Low gross: Carol Reynolds 57 Low net: Carol McDonnell 35 Low putts: Carol McDonnell 16 Flight III Low gross: Carrol Hennekens 62 Low net: Mary Ann Carlson 40 Low putts: Carrol Hennekens 19

Spooner youth football started Monday, Aug. 8, for seventh- and eighth-graders. They practice from 4-6 p.m. at the Spooner Middle School. Fifthand sixth-graders will start Monday, Aug. 22, and practice from 6-7:30 p.m., also at the Spooner Middle School. Registration and equipment pickup is the first night of practice. All players need to have a WIAA physical or have one on file before they can begin. Registration forms and schedules can be picked up at the Spooner Middle School office. For more information, contact Jon Griffith at 715-416-3519. The above photo shows a matchup between Shell Lake and Spooner. — Photo submitted

Ar t ce nter su m mer c am p s winding down


What? No coffee? Steven Barbier, Lauren Wyss, Sara Pajeck and Leila Awad have hit a new low as productivity drops after the coffee machine breaks down.

Sara Pajek, Leila Awad and Maddie Moen are going through withdrawal pains as the office is without coffee.

Shelby Berg is the boss and Eleanor Noble is pleading with her in the musical “Working On It” written and acted by the students of the Shell Lake Arts Center music theater camp.

Rachel Lepper sings her solo in the musical written by the students and finalized on Wednesday, Aug. 3. They had only two days to learn their parts and songs.— Photos by Larry Samson

Dewey Country


by Pauline Lawrence

Here we are almost our second week gone in August. Gosh our time is flying. This week we got nearly 2-1/2 inches of rain, which we needed. Crops look great. And it’s about four plus weeks before school starts. Yes, this summer has flown by! Happy anniversary to David and Katie Anderson who will be celebrating their special day, Aug. 11, with many more. Happy anniversary to Eric and Jennifer Petz on their special day Aug. 11 with many more. Happy birthday to a favorite nephew, Daniel Lawrence, when he celebrates his special day Aug. 11. Many more to you Daniel. Happy birthday wishes go out to Joshua Melton on his special day Aug. 11 with many more to come. Aug. 13, happy birthday wishes go out to Kevin Carl Meister on his special day with many more to come. Kevin is the son of Sonny Meister and the grandson of Carl and Betty Meister. Have a really fun day, Kevin. Aug. 13, a very happy birthday to my favorite niece, Lorrie Meister, as she celebrates her special day. Happy birthday wishes go out to Marie Beecroft on her special day, Aug. 13. Have a wonderful day, Marie. Happy birthday wishes go out to Jimmy Hartwig and Andy LaVeau on their special day, Aug. 15, with many more to come. Happy birthday wishes go out to Mary Ludden on her special day, Aug. 16, with many more to come. Happy birthday to Brendan Harrington and to his son, Joseph Brendan Harrington as they celebrate their special day together on Aug. 17 with many more to you. Maria McKay from the wood-carving museum called to tell us of some comments made in the guestbook. From Kenya, Africa, was Jane Askante who wrote, “Thank you, God bless for blessing all people from the world.” From Madrid, Spain, was Raul Soma Martinez, who wrote, “The last supper was very emotional and spiritual.” From Tanzania, South Africa, was Dasey Louise who wrote, “Very moving and surreal and was beautiful.” From Hawaii, kakou mahalo, which means, thank you. From India eight people came in. From Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, were Rob and Fay Stadwell who wrote, “beautiful” and “eh.” From London England, Alecia Shebar wrote, “Jolly good cheers from London, England.” From Niagara Falls were Ed and Eileen Linton who wrote, “Worth the trip.” Adelaide,

Australia, was Cindy Mespor. She wrote, “Unbelievable, good day, mate.” From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Mary Peterson wrote, “Fascinating.” From St. Chambery, France, Anna-Laure Souquest wrote, “Amazing, beautiful.” From Cordoba, Mexico, was Manerll Maldonavo, who wrote, “The details of the animal figures were unbelievable, the Biblical life-size animal carvings look real.” Wisconsin is losing an average of 500 dairy herds per year since 2004. Pat a farmer on the back as he has earned it. My little Rory is so funny! Yes, Friday evening I was taking off the ends of beans to can and he right away jumped on me and wanted a bean. So I gave it to him and he ate it. Let’s see, I think he ate about 15 beans before he was satisfied. The next morning I had to cut the beans and he really ate them. Then I had cukes and of course he had to get some of those, so I think he had all the veggies he could eat for a week. Table talk: What does the word life mean to you? Jim Toll tells us he had 2-1/2 inches of rain this last week. He also tells us Tammy Moe is putting up pickles. Dave was up for the weekend putting in new fences. Saturday evening, Jim, Tammy, Turner, and Dave went to the Lions fish fry and enjoyed it. Diane Hulleman picked up Nancy Murray and her grandson, Jameson, and also Ginny Schnell, meeting Colleen Jensen and Izzy and the ladies did some garage shopping. Later they enjoyed lunch before going home. Don Denotter and his wife, Melba, were in church Sunday celebrating their 50th anniversary. They had cake and coffee after the service provided by the ladies of the church. News from the Fjelstad Palace finds Marv Knoop visited Monday. Tuesday the Fjelstads had a whirlwind go through their property taking down three popple trees and sending their grill across the deck, along with their flowers. Polk-Burnett came out and fixed the lines as the lines were smoking. Mark and Bryan Knoop came down and cleared everything from the trees to whatever and cut up the wood. Wednesday the Clam River Tuesday Club met at Patty Haglin’s. While Kris was gone, Bryan Knoop and Bob worked on their whirlwind mess. The Greg Dorweiler family visited Kris on Wednesday. Bob visited Gary Peterson and Elmer Talbert. Thursday Gary Peterson, Ron Shreffler and Bryan Knoop visited Bob and Kris. Friday Elmer Talbert vis-

ited Bob and Kris and later the Fjelstads took in the craft show in Spooner. Saturday Bob and Kris visited Jim and Trish Patten and also their son, Joe, wife Taylor and their daughter, Emma. Happy birthday to you, Emma Patten, as your birthday was also Saturday. Many more. The ladies of the Lakeview Methodist Church have gotten together and will have their fall festival with lots of food, apple bobbing, truckloads of squash and horse and carriage rides. Our Dewey country weatherman, Marv Knoop, tells us we’ve had five inches of rain already. And that’s just for August. Talking with Betty Meister she tells us her sister, Joanne Schade, from the Twin Cities, was up to visit her and her mom, Catherine Schumaker. Betty tells us she is busy canning beans. It’s that time of year. Jerry and Gretchen Best picked up Gretchen’s mom, Lillian Strege, and the three of them went to Madison for Gretchen’s cousin, Amy Strege and Antonio Friantio’s wedding. They came home on Sunday. A couple of weeks ago the Bests had a cousin and her hubby and daughter and grandson, Ben and Gail Kobernick, Lillian Strege, Mitch and Chris Strege and Nancy Bradwell at their home for the day. Gretch says it was a great visit. Sept. 10, Kristen Williams and Scott Carls will be married at the Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake. Later a reception will be held at Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s. Congratulations. Spending the weekend at Glen and Lorraine Crosby’s were their daughter and hubby, Donna and Jerry Moline. Talking with Ashley Vanderhoof, we find her hubby is very busy now. He works full time at TSU and on the weekend he will be combining. A busy guy. Richy is getting caught up on things he left behind when he was haying. Says he’s only going to put up two crops this year. Butch and Loretta VanSelus went to church at Danbury on Sunday and a little kid was baptized. Afterward the parents invited everyone out for dinner at their home on the lake. Later the pastor of the church was in a play and they went to Voyager Village to watch him perform and said he did a very good job. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!

Time sure flies. Have we had enough rain and storms? On Saturday morning it wasn’t raining here but on my way to Superior it rained all afternoon. Anyway, it isn’t snowing. On Sunday noon Peder Pederson was guest of honor at a birthday dinner at Steve and Cheri Minot’s. Happy birthday, Peder. He spent the afternoon shopping in Rice Lake. Wendell Lee Turpin, who has been staying here with Peder for a week or so, left for home. He is planning to build a house off of Hwy. 63 before winter comes. On Saturday evening, Lillian Ullom and Frank Mortenson visited Florence Carlson in Spooner. Roger and Mavis Flach had a special visit on Sunday morning. Florence Carlson and Lillian Ullom stopped in with some goodies and a visit. I’m sure that was good medicine for Roger. Saturday night the Shell Lake Lions Club put on a fish fry at the community center. They had a good crowd. Arlys Santiago helped serve. Sue Winner picked up Helen V. Pederson on Saturday morning for a shower on Helen’s granddaughter,

Greta, who will be married Aug. 20. The shower was held at the Elks Club and given by her aunts and cousins on the Bachinski side. Games were played, prizes given, Greta’s mother-in-law-to-be, Sue Zinsli, who spent the weekend with Sue, also attended. It rained all day and there was road construction most of the way. Greta’s fiancé, Logan, along with his dad, Scott, and the groomsmen spent the weekend at the Dells for a bachelor party. Judy and Myron Bolterman just returned home from a week’s stay in Colorado. Their son, Michael, who works in Fort Collins, Colo., was out riding his bicycle, hit gravel on the side of the road and fell 16 feet into a ravine. Luckily, he wore a helmet and had his cell phone and enough consciousness to call 911 to get help real soon. He suffered cracked ribs, three on one side and one on the other, and a ruptured spleen, which was removed. He is undergoing therapy, unable to work until September so he is coming to his parents home to recuperate. Lots of prayers have been offered for Mike and his family and will continue. Remember him in your prayers. His sister, Amy, came from Minot, N.D.,

to visit him. You are so lucky to survive this accident, Mike. This last Thursday noon Glenview took a few people out to Peggy’s in downtown Shell Lake for lunch. It’s a chance to get out and also meet some of your friends. Two weeks ago we were treated to Swedish pancakes and sausages. Karen Ek used her mom’s recipe, and her helpers were Nan Rounce and Shirley Gallop along with Sue Weathers and her girls. Thank you and come again. Alvin and Judy Olsen of Ocala, Fla., and his wife’s mother, Georgina Bruce, left for home after visiting relatives and friends and staying with his sister, Avis Paulsen, who had heart surgery, and also with sister Arlys. Janice Organ was hired as our activity coordinator last week. Welcome, Janice

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Barronett by Judy Pieper

Do you realize that it’s almost time for the Rutabaga Fest in Cumberland again? Time flies when you’re having fun. I certainly hope that the weather is nicer then than it has been the past few weekends. When we went to the Barron County Fair it was raining. We didn’t get up to the Washburn County Fair because it was raining. It seems like it has rained every weekend that there has been a smalltown festival lately. Hopefully we’ll have nice weather between the 24th and the 28th of this month. Even if it’s raining I have to go and have some of the great food that local church and civic groups make. I’ll have to call the friendly neighborhood moocher and buy him a piece of pie at the Cumberland Hospital and ECU Volunteer Partners booth after the parade on Sunday. Seems that the pies have been coming in pretty slowly and he is getting a little gaunt. He said that he was very grateful to Mae and Janet Broome for the wonderful blueberry pie that they gave him a week ago. And Marcie Knowlton made him zucchini bread that he was supposed to get after I talked to him. He also said that some people from the Twin Cities came to visit and were shocked and awed that he had modern conveniences like electricity up here. They left him a pizza because he looked like he was wasting away to nothing. Man, what a con artist! How does he talk people into giving him free

food? Our blueberry bushes have really produced this year. I think it’s been three years since we planted them, and they are growing like mad. I pick just about a gallon of berries every three or four days. They are just about done now, but I have enough blueberries in the freezer to make a couple of pies a month until the fresh ones come in next year. Lynn Thon and a couple of her friends were visiting at our house on Sunday and the young lady with her wanted to learn to make pies. Well, we had just picked blueberries, so that’s what we did. I told her the recipe and she measured everything out and mixed it together. All I did was roll out the crusts. She did a great job; it was delicious. The fresh blueberries are so much better than the canned pie filling from the store. There is still time to donate a few items to send to our soldiers in the Middle East. I think Shirley is going to send everything out in two weeks. I stopped by Jim and Diane Loomis’ home one day last week to pick up the Louis L’Amour books that they were donating and had a nice chat with them. We, the congregation of Barronett Lutheran, certainly appreciate their very generous donation. We have been getting quite a few items now, and are hoping to have a nice big box of stuff to send by the end of this month. Sharai Hefty celebrated a birthday on

Food preservation event at the Spooner Farmers Market

SPOONER — On Saturday, Aug. 13, Deb Meyer and Connie Van Sluys, both trained Master Food Preservers, will conduct a presentation about water-bath canning, pressure canning and food dehydration. Meier is the family living educator at UW-Extension for Washburn County. Van Sluys is a vendor at the Spooner Farmers Market and has been active in food preservation efforts for many years. The event will run from 9:30-11 a.m. This special event is sponsored by the Spooner Farmers Market and is offered as a community service at no charge. Learn how to process foods to enjoy the bounty of the harvest all winter long.

Court news

Joyce A. Kapp, Spooner, illegal pass of school bus, $326.50. Noah D. Clark, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $299.00, local jail, other sentence. Wayne A. Haynie, Barronett, person duty to aid/report crime, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; intimidate victim/dissuade complaints as a party to a crime, $5,000.00, probation, sent. withheld. Christopher R. Hoglund, Rockford, Minn., disorderly conduct, $299.00. Brian R. Kraft, St. Paul, Minn., cause injury/snowmobiler while intoxicated, $500.00. Scott F. Mancl, Sarona, disorderly conduct, $299.00. Jeremy R. Mehsikomer, Shell Lake, bail jumping, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; OWI, $804.50, local jail, license revoked 12 months, alcohol assessment; resisting or obstructing an officer, $163.00, probation, sent. withheld. Anthony J. Morris, Hayward, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, other sentence. Scott D. Quinn, Shell Lake, OWI, $1,424.00, probation, sent. withheld, license revoked 24 months. Scott D. Quinn, Birchwood, operating while intoxicated, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months. Travis J. Stout, Shell Lake, disorderly conduct, $299.00.

This event coincides with National Canning It Forward Day and culminates the weeklong National Farmers Market Week celebration. The SFM is located in the municipal lot on Front Street at Oak Street. The Brat Barn will also open at 9:30 p.m. Members of the PTA will be selling brats, chips and soda. This is a joint effort of Christman Meats, the Spooner Bake Shoppe and the SFM. The SFM will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 15. For more information contact Connie Van Sluys at or 715520-0593. — from SFM

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Sunday. Actually, she did most of the celebrating on Saturday. There was a party for her at the Rahn home with friends to help her celebrate. Gary cooked on the grill, and everyone had a great time eating and visiting. Gary and Sharai stopped by our place on Sunday to have us taste test a dessert and a main dish that she is planning to enter in the cooking contest at the Rutabaga Fest. The dessert was great can’t imagine anyone coming up with anything more delicious. I didn’t try the main dish, but Lynn and Duane did, and they said that it was very good. What’s the matter with people? When there is a perfectly good dessert to eat, why would anyone waste space in their stomach for anything else? Ruth Grover will be celebrating her birthday on Saturday. If you see her, be sure to wish her a happy birthday. Our family has had a pretty nervewracking week. We found out early in the week that our precious new grandson, Wrigley Marsh, was having trouble — a lot of trouble — keeping his food down. He wasn’t gaining weight the way he should have been and the doctors were running tests on him. On Friday they found that the muscle that lets the food go from his stomach into his intestine was not working properly and he would have to have surgery. OK, I know that this is very routine to doctors, but when it was my 3-week-old little boy, it

didn’t feel all that routine. Then, of course, when he got to the hospital for the surgery his electrolytes were low and they had to do whatever it is they do to get him up to par so that it would be safe to do surgery on him. They finally did the surgery on Sunday morning, and Jim called me at about 7:45 a.m. to let me know it went exactly as it should have. What a perfect way to start a Sunday. I have a confession to make to everyone who has been sending me e-mails. I have a different computer, it didn’t remember my password, and neither did I. It’s been about two months now, and I finally had Alyse Lehmann reset it for me so that I could get my mail. There was information about events at the library in Cumberland that have already occurred, a bunch of funny things, and a recipe for which I had been anxiously waiting. Anyway, I’m very sorry that I didn’t get back to any of you, but I will in the future. I wrote the password down now so that I won’t forget it. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mary Jo Riebe, who passed away this past weekend. Visitation for Mary Jo will be on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., and the funeral will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. Please keep the family in your prayers in this time of sorrow. That’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Hope you have a wonderful (sunny) week. See you next time.

Patty and Mandy Close were guests of their grandparents, Karen and Hank Mangelsen, Sunday through Thursday. Hannah and Grace Mangelsen also stayed Wednesday night. That evening, Karen and Hank and the four girls visited Wayne and Marie Romsos at the Romsos farm. Joleen, Richard and Randi Funk and Nina Hines were supper guests of Lida and Don Nordquist Tuesday. Joleen’s birthday was celebrated. Clam River Tuesday Club met Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the home of Patty Haglin. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Sandy Redding. Hank and Karen Mangelsen visited Nick and Esther Mangelsen Friday at their home in Circle Pines, Minn. They helped Nick celebrate his birthday. On their way home, Karen and Hank called

on Doris and Steve Schmidt in Pine City, Minn. Congratulations to Don and Melba Denotter who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. Chad, Aubrey and Ashley Harrison were weekend guests of Nina and Lawrence Hines. Donna Hines and Don and Lida Nordquist joined other graduates from the class of 1956 of Siren High School for a mini reunion at the Pour House Saturday evening. Later they went to Frederic for a birthday celebration for their nephew, Jim Pearson, who turned 60. Lawrence and Nina Hines went to the birthday party also. There will be a Doran reunion at the Siren Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, at noon. Beverages, plates, napkins and eating utensils will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and come and enjoy the afternoon.

Dewey-LaFollette by Karen Mangelsen

Locks of Love

Gerry Chartraw, of Gerry’s Fifth Ave. Salon in Shell Lake, prepares to cut 14 inches of hair that Oscar Toler, Spooner, is donating to Locks of Love.

Oscar Toler is shown with Gerry Chartraw after having 14 inches of hair cut. Toler had been growing his hair for the past 1-1/2 years in order to donate to the Locks of Love. He commented that he was very touched after watching a TV show about Locks of Love when at the end of the program a little boy came on with a wig made from donated hair. Toler has since donated his hair twice. — Photos by Suzanne Johnson

August 1 – Last week I sent an e-mail to Nancy Christal, DNR in Spooner, to report observations on the state-owned land where Happy Tonics has a Wild Butterfly Habitat, south side of Shell Lake. Volunteers saw 6-foot-high thistles starting to grow in the habitat and were unsure if the plants were invasive or native species. Thistles can be one or the other. I also let the DNR know that buckthorn was now growing in the woods along the trail. Nancy wrote: “Don’t know about the thistle, I haven’t been working too much with that species yet ... but intend on it. I will look when I get chance. We will start controlling the buckthorn. We’ve been controlling that at other properties for years and now that I know it is here, we will do it. We controlled the purple loosestrife last week.” Many people do not realize that terrestrial invasive plants are just as problematic as aquatic invasive species. Once they take hold on land, invasive plants can replace native habitat and may displace plant and animal communities. August 5 – Jim VanMoorleham finished staining the pergola at the native wildflower and butterfly garden. What a great job! Now the structure will be


able to withstand inclement weather conditions. The pergola looks refreshing with a natural gray weathered patina and wild grapevines growing up the structure. I was delighted to see that Diane Dryden’s first white hydrangea flower is blooming. She planted twigs in the late fall of 2009 as part of a winter garden display. They actually took root and the plants have become part of a year-round container display. Larry Samson stopped by with camera in hand. He took lots of photos of monarch and sulphur butterflies. One mystery butterfly came to enjoy the habitat’s nectar. It may have been in the fritillary family. Larry took a photo of it. After I see the photo I will be able to better identify the flutterby. While Larry was photographing, I was pulling spotted knapweed that is coming into the habitat from city property nearest Hwy. 63 and along the ATV corridor. The invasive plant has up to 60,000 seeds in each flower head and can travel far and wide on tires and shoes. No wonder it is so difficult to eradicate. While pulling knap-


White blooming hydrangea.

weed, a bicycle rider stopped to chat. He observed that white clover blooms had lots of bees on the plant and said, “These are not my honeybees.” He ought to know; he raises honeybees. It was the first time I realized that honeybees have also found their way into the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. Now I will be able to recognize them. Isn’t pollination a wonder?

Honeybee at Monarch Butterfly Habitat. — Photos by Mary Ellen Ryall

Butterfly Corner • Mary Ellen Ryall

by Marian Furchtenicht

It feels good to have it a bit cooler, 67 degrees Monday morning at the time of this writing. It rained lots this week, 4-1/2 inches in my gauge. Tuesday it stormed and the power was out for a couple of hours. Saturday it just downpoured. I backed the car out of the garage to get a free car wash and prayed it didn’t hail. It’s sure a growing year with all the heat and moisture. Field crops look great, especially the corn, full height and now forming big cobs. There’s lots of new growth on the trees. Folks are enjoying fresh sweet corn and other garden veggies. Football practice begins so that means school is coming up fast. The Lombard family had a family reunion all last week at the Dahlstrom cabin on Shell Lake and at Willie and Vicki’s. There were 30-plus kids, greats and grands together of Dort’s. Doreen and Frannie were here from Alaska; Mary and kids, Dillion and Leah from Astoria, Ore., they are here until Thursday; Linda from Superior; Suzie and Ben from Menomonie; and Willie from here and their spouses and families. Dort’s sons, Andy and Tony, from Colorado didn’t make it. Dort was a happy camper when surrounded by her family that could make it. Ericka Hutton, McClaine and Chane left Friday morning for home in Texas after spending a month here at her folks, Greg and Sue Krantz. Mavis Schlapper’s daughter and husband, Anne and Dave Pestorious from Emmons, Minn., visited her on Saturday. They do cabinetry so they did some work for her. Betty Schlapper, Rice Lake, and son David from Puerto Rico visited at Mavis Schlapper’s last Sunday.

Library news

This Saturday, Mavis Schlapper attended a 96th birthday party for her sister-in-law, Ida Winkler, Rice Lake, held at Knights of Columbus in Rice Lake with lots of food, folks, and visiting. Belated wishes, Ida. Emma and Ben Frey spent two weeks visiting an aunt in California. Ben went with his dad, Pete, for a week to Canada on a fishing trip. He had supper and spent the night Saturday with Grandma Gloria and Gramp Anton. Kelly Stoner stopped and visited Gloria Frey one day. Anton and Jim Frey shot trap at North Star Trap Club in Clayton on Sunday. Jan Rielfeldt, Jeff Johnston, Tony Frey, Kelly and Tim Frey and Alicia returned Sunday night from a week’s motorcycle trip west. Gloria Frey reports they have enjoyed watching a hummingbird month they have seen several times. Renee Zimmerman spent the weekend in Hudson with friend Michelle Alters and sons. Sunday, Janet and Marilyn Zimmerman and their cousin, Darlene McGiffen, Rice Lake, drove to Medford to attend the anniversary of Father Gerald Willger’s priesthood. Sunday evening, the Zimmermans, Marilyn, Renee, Jane, Brian, Linda and Randy Myers watched the Town and Country/Tire City girls softball game at Tale Field in Rice Lake. Briania Myers, Ashley Johnston and Megan Stodola play and Jessica Zimmerman coaches. Jim and Nancy Swanson headed the potato brigade at the Lions fish fry on Saturday evening at the community center. Folks really enjoyed the tasty meal. The Lions were very happy with the turnout. Dick and Marie King had a busy weekend. They worked at the Jack Pine Savage Days on Friday and Sat-

Book sale Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Shell Lake Public Library will hold a book sale during Town and Country Days in the beach/craft fair area. All proceeds will go to the library. We are in need of more books, videos, etc. for the sale so if you have items you don’t want, drop them off at the library. Support your local library — it gives back. Library hours Library hours are: Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

urday, along with son Jay, grandson JC and neighbors Cindy Baumann and Denise Jechorek. Sunday they celebrated their granddaughter, Zanna’s, seventh birthday with family and friends. Ryan and Jessie Furchtenicht and kids camped in Minong over the weekend. Corey, Craig, Russ Furchtenicht and Brandon Parker went to the Almena tractor pull Friday night. Craig took second place. Russ and Corey Furchtenicht rode motorcycle to the sixth-annual motorcycle farm tour sponsored by Elanco. This year they went to the 1,200-cow United Pride Dairy at Phillips with 35 dairy farmers attending. Gilbert Brown and Santana Dotson, former Green Bay Packers, will be at the Backwoods Saloon and Whitetail Ridge Campground on Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They give away free tickets and lots of really nice stuff. A week ago, Jeff and Tammy Gagner, Cody and Austin spent a week vacationing. They took in the Frontier Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo., and report it was awesome. The Sarona Methodist Church is shaping up for the 100-year celebration coming up Aug. 27 and 28. Gene and Carlotta Romsos and Elfreda West have been spending a lot of time getting ready for the new floor coverings in the fellowship hall and stairway that will be going in this week. Tuesday some of the book committee, Charlotte Ross, Elfreda West, Gene Romsos, Nancy Harrell and I, got together to do some finalizing before it goes to press. Visitors at my house this week were Mavis Schlapper, Bev Helmer, Elaine Ryan and Mary Krantz. John Marschall brought me a fresh-dressed chicken from his mom’s. Happy birthday wishes to Norah Hastreiter, Aug. 11; Ken Schmitz, Alexandra Hotchkins and Ed Fischer, Aug. 12; Peggy Frisbie, Aug. 13; Mike West, Donna Sather, Lloyd Cross, Aug. 14; Beth Esser and Leila Lehman, Aug. 16; and Luke Schmitz, Aug. 17. To these couples, anniversary wishes to Greg and Sue Krantz, Karl and Krista Okonek, and Phil and Tammy Holman on Aug. 11; Matt and Lisa Stodola, and Robin and Karen Taylor, Aug. 13; Bob and Dorothy Lemoine and Jon and Jo Lechnir, Aug. 16.


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MEMORIAL SERVICE Karen Swan (Miess/Miller) passed away in March of this year in her home state of North Carolina, but she held many fond memories of the Shell Lake area. Karen grew up in Shell Lake, and had many friends and relatives in the area. To celebrate Karen’s life, her family is holding a memorial service at the Red Barn Campgrounds on Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. We invite any friends and family to join as we celebrate Karen’s life and all that she meant to us. The service will be held on the grounds of the Red Barn, so please feel free to dress casually, and we look forward to sharing memories of Karen’s life.

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Joan & Bob Ademino Saturday, August 13, 2011 From 1-4 p.m.

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Nancy N. Gullickson, 80, Spooner, died Aug. 1, 2011, at her residence in the Town of Beaver Brook. Nancy was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Enderlin, N.D., to Everett and Alma Nye. She married Edward “Bud” Gullickson on Oct. 4, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minn. Nancy worked as a CNA and activity director for over 20 years at nursing homes in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She also worked at the Search Developmental Center where she was the lead development teacher for over five years. She enjoyed camping, cooking, gardening,

fishing and also playing the organ, board games, cribbage, Tetris and spending time with her family. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Barbara; and brother Merle. She is survived by her husband, Edward “Bud”; their children Judy (Larry) Polanowski, Kim Gullickson and Steve Gullickson; grandchildren Chad, Josh and Cody; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner, with Pastor Brent Berkesch officiating. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Ellen Mabel Betcher, 90, Shell Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Glenview Assisted Living Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Tripp, Bayfield County, to Dougal and Christiana (Madsen) McLean. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Arthur Lepke, Edward Petermichl and Orley Betcher; sister Marjorie Sperou; and brothers John, Donald, Robert and Bruce. Ellen is survived by sister Carol (Donald) Buckman, Springbrook, their daughter, Eileen (Michael) Reuss,

and their son, John; sister-in-law Deloris McLean and her family; nieces Jean Chapple and Beth Shykes; and nephew John McLean. A memorial gathering will be held at Glenview Assisted Living Center in Shell Lake from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Private family interment will be held at Iron River Cemetery in Bayfield County. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, Aug. 15: Meat loaf, catsup, au gratin potatoes, stewed tomatoes, pear halves, bread, butter, milk and coffee. Tuesday, Aug. 16: Crispy baked fish, baked potato, sour cream, corny coleslaw, tropical fruit, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Wednesday, Aug. 17: BBQ drumsticks, french-cut beans, macaroni salad, Almond Joy cake, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Thursday, Aug. 18: Roast beef, gravy, mashed pota-

toes, peas and carrots, dreamsicle dessert, bread, butter, milk, coffee. Friday, Aug. 19: Spaghetti and meat sauce, with Parmesan, corn medley salad, diced melon, garlic bread, milk, coffee. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750.

Ellen Mabel Betcher

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CAMPBELL’S COUNTRY STORE Has Closed Their Bulk Food Business

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Friday & Saturday, Aug. 12 & 13 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Having Closeout Sale of Merchandise Thursday, August 11, 3 - 6 p.m. Friday, August 12, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Also having personal garage sale with children’s clothes and miscellaneous items.


Kitchen; household; toys; crafts; furniture; clothing; tools & garden items.

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AREA CHURCHES St. Francis de Sales

Lake Park Alliance

Episcopal St. Alban's

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


Northwoods Baptist W6268 Cranberry Dr., Shell Lake; 1 mile north of CTH B on U.S. 253 Pastor Adam Dunshee 715-468-2177 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday service: 6 p.m. Wednesday service: 7 p.m. W7135 Green Valley Rd. (Green Valley Rd. and Hwy. 63) Pastor James Frisby 715-635-2277 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wed. evening service 7 p.m.


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

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

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

Spooner Baptist

Faith Lutheran

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

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

Full Gospel Shell Lake Full Gospel

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


St. Joseph's Catholic

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

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

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

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

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

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

Trinity Lutheran

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

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



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

Lakeview United Methodist

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


Church of the Nazarene

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


Spooner Wesleyan

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


Cornerstone Christian

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

United Methodist

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

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(Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff vs. JEREMY MEHSIKOMER, et al Defendant(s) Case Number: 09 CV 299 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on May 26, 2010, in the amount of $118,342.71, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 28, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: Parcel 1: The North 80 feet of Lot 7, Block 21, 2nd Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis.. Parcel 2: The South 70 feet of Lot 7, Block 21, 2nd Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wis. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 401 Vine Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TAX KEY NO.: 65-281-2-39-1231-0-0-6795 & 65-281-2-3912-31-0-0-6790. Dated this 28th day of July, 2011. Terry Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County Marie M. Flannery State Bar #1045309 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. 275223

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(Aug. 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY DISCOVER BANK ISSUER OF THE DISCOVER CARD C/O DB SERVICING CORPORATION P.O. BOX 3025 NEW ALBANY, OH 43054 Plaintiff, vs. JASON S. SLAYTON Defendant. Our File #: 651202 Case No.: 11CV000109 AMENDED SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The Complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within Forty (40) days after August 12, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the Complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Washburn County, P.O. Box 339, 110 W. 4th Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871, and the Kohn Law Firm, Plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is Suite 501, 312 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4305. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If no Complaint accompanies this Summons you must respond within the said 40-day period with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint by mailing or delivering said written demand to the court and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys at their respective addresses listed above. If you do not provide a proper answer to the Complaint or provide a written demand for said complaint within the 40-day period, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 26, 2011. KOHN LAW FIRM S.C. By: Joseph R. Johnson State Bar No. 1053052 Attorney for Plaintiff 543057 WNAXLP

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

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(Aug. 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as servicer for The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, As Successor Trustee for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., As Trustee for the Holders Sami II Trust 2006-AR7, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-AR7 Plaintiff vs. Edward F. Swan Tamara J. Swan BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., acting solely as a nominee for America`s Wholesale Lender Unknown Tenants Defendants SUMMONS Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Case No. 11 CV 143 Honorable Kenneth L. Kutz Case Code: 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the following party named as a defendant herein: Tamara J. Swan. You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and the basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after August 10, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Washburn County Clerk of Circuit Court 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Marie M. Flannery / Blommer Peterman, S.C., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is: Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 19th day of July, 2011. Marie M. Flannery Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1045309 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 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 that purpose. 274739

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Tuesday, Aug. 2 Arla M. Graber, 47, Hayward, was backing out of her parking spot at 1:35 p.m. and hit the parked vehicle of Donald D. Johnson, 75, Prescott. Very minor damage was reported to Johnson’s vehicle, and no injuries were reported. At 3:35 p.m. Bradley M. Olsen, 30, Shell Lake, rear-ended the vehicle of Sandra K. Meyers, 62, Belvidere, Ill., when the vehicle

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BID NOTICE - CITY OF SHELL LAKE The City of Shell Lake is seeking bids for chip seal coating of approximately 12,000 square yards of city streets. Project specifications are available at the City Administrator’s office. Sealed bids must be submitted to the City of Shell Lake, 501 First Street, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871 by 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. The City of Shell Lake reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or to select the bid most advantageous to the city. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 543126 51-52r WNAXLP

stopped for a no-contact vehicle ahead. Minor damage was reported. The accident occurred at Hwy. 63, .15 miles south of Fox Trail Road. No injuries were reported. Wednesday, Aug. 3 Shawn W. Hayes, 41, Webster, was driving down Hwy. 70 with three minors when he struck a deer

at Greenfield Road. No injuries were reported. Only minor damage was reported to the vehicle. Deputy Harrington responded to the accident, noticed the deer was still alive and suffering, so destroyed the animal.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WASHBURN COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT SPOONER, WISCONSIN Official Notice to Contractors Sealed proposals for materials and services described herein will be received until 1 p.m., Thurs., August 18, 2011, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #13-11E – Spray Patcher (Trailer Mounted) Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone 715-635-4480; Fax: 715-635-4485. Proposal must be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, bank’s draft or postal money order made payable to the Washburn County Highway Department in the amount of 5 percent (5%) of the total amount bid. Certified checks shall be drawn on the account of the bidder submitting the Proposal. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities, and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Jon Johnson, Commissioner 543146 51-52r Washburn County Highway Department WNAXLP


Washburn County is seeking applicants for the position of Limited-Term Dispatcher/Jailer with the Sheriff’s Office. This position would work a wide variety of hours and perform a wide variety of duties connected with the operation of the jail and the countywide emergency communication system. Position requirements include graduation from high school, or equivalent, clerical training and knowledge of computers, computer stations and Windows operating systems. Work experience as a Dispatcher, Guard or additional training in related law enforcement, criminology or corrections preferred. Statutary requirements allow apointment of male or female candidates depending on the position opening. The employment roster established at this time will be used to develop the eligibility list to fill future male and female vacancies, which may occur within the next twelve months. Selection procedure will consist of the State Dispatcher/Jailer test and a Personnel Evaluation Profile written exam. Testing for this position will be held at the Washburn County Courthouse - Lower Level Law Enforcement Meeting room in Shell Lake, WI, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 9 a.m. A Washburn County employment application must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in place of the application. Contact the Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, 715-468-4624; Fax: 715-468-4628 or email Please visit our Web site at Applications accepted no later 543070 than 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2011. “E.O.E.”

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.82 F.T.E. to Full-Time 5-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher

The following .82 to full-time elementary position is available in the Shell Lake School District: 5-year-old Kindergarten - Shell Lake Elementary School Start Date: 2011-12 school year. This .82 F.T.E. to full-time elementary team-teaching position will start with the 2011/2012 school year. Applicant must hold a prekindergarten to grade-3 license (083) or a prekindergarten to grade-6 license (086) and preferably an early childhood license. Successful applicants will have a dynamic personality with excellent classroom leadership and instructional skills. Applicants will also have excellent classroom management skills and experience with behavioral modification techniques. To apply: Applicants must send the following: • Letter of application • Resume • WI D.P.I. license • Three letters of recommendation • Copy of official transcripts Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: August 26, 2011. Application Deadline: August 12, 2011. Submit application materials to: Mr. Jim Connell, District Administrator School District of Shell Lake 542218 271 Hwy. 63 S. 39-40b 50-51r,L Shell Lake, WI 54871 The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.


The Washburn County Zoning Committee will hold a business meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING REZONE REQUESTS Rezoning requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office for changes in the zoning district. The public hearing will be held August 23, 2011, at 4 p.m. in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott Building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CRYSTAL Township: John Gingerich, Spooner, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 1 acre: Map #CR 465 - 40 acres, Part of SE 1/4 NE 1/4, Section 29-39-11, Town of Crystal, from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1, to have parents retain house and one acre and their son keep remaining land for farming. GULL LAKE Township: Emily Ericson, Springbrook, Wisconsin. A request to rezone approximately 2.29 acres with right of way, 2/14 acres without right of way, Map #GI, 537 - 35.40 acres, Part of SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Sec. 32-41-11, Town of Gull Lake from Agriculture to Residential Recreational 1, to sell land to nephew but retain the house and a couple of acres of land.

PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS Conditional use requests have been filed with the Washburn County Zoning Office. This public hearing will be held August 23, 2011, immediately following the rezoning requests in the Washburn County Boardroom, Elliott building, 110 Fourth Avenue West, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. CHICOG Township: Carl Desrosiers/Roger Desrosiers, Trego, Wisconsin. Map #CII 361A/record ID# 10356, 28.65 acres, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Exe SE 1/4, Section 10-41-13, Town of Chicog, requesting to have a conditional use permit to keep existing Skyline 1979 14’x70’ mobile home on the property. Interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. The committee will deliberate in “Open Session.” Handicapped access is available through the south door; parking is near the door. This agenda and the subsequent meeting minutes are available in large type. If you need assistance, please call Lynn Hoeppner at 715-468-4600, prior to the meeting. Webster Macomber, Zoning Administrator 542609 50-51r WNAXLP

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC)

does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, lack of English skills, arrest or conviction record, political affiliation, marital status, or other protected categories, in its services, employment, programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admissions, access and participation. The College attempts to be in compliance with all federal laws including but not limited to Title IX & Section 504. Inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Officer at 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake WI 54871. Telephone Number: 1-800-243-9482 or 1-715-468-2815, Ext. 2225. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College provides reasonable accommodations to assist persons with disabilities to access or participate in its programs or activities. Lub chaw Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) yuav tsis ntxub ntxaug (discriminate) los yog xaiv ntsej xaiv muag raws li lawv cev nqaij daim tawv, nyob lwm lub teb chaws tuaj, muaj kev pe hawm txawv, yog poj niam los yog txiv neej, hnub nyoog loj los yog me, yog poj niam hlub nrog poj niam los yog txiv neej hlub nrog txiv neej, tsis txawj hais thiab sau lus Ameliska zoo, raug txhom los yog muaj txim txhaum plaub tsis zoo yav dhau los, koom hom kas maws (politic) twg, sib yuav lawm los yog tseem tsis tau muaj txwj muaj nkawm los yog sib nrauj lawm. Lub tsev kawm ntawv qib siab College yuav siv tsoom fwv nrab (federal law Title IX & Section 504) txoj cai los tswj kom muaj kev ncaj ncees rau neeg txhua tus. Xws li kev pab, kev txais neeg ua hauj lwm thiab kev txais neeg kawm ntawv (admissions) kev qhib qhov rooj dav (access) thiab kev mus koom lwm yam programs. Yog xav paub ntau txog cov kev tsis pub sib ntxub ntxaug (discrimination) thov cuag tau rau lub chaw ua kam Equal Opportunity Office. Lawv chaw nyob yog (505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake WI 54871. Phone 1-800-243-9482 or 1-715-468-2815, Ext. 2225). Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College yuav pab thiab txhawb cov neeg quav npab quav ceg kom lawv muaj peev xwm txais thiab koom tau nrog txhua yam kev kawm thiab kev ua uas muaj nyob hauv lub tsev kawm ntawv. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) no discrimina ilegalmente en bases the raza, color, credo, origen de nacionalidad, religion, genero, edad, desabilidad, orientación sexual, falta de Ingles, arrestamiento o record de conviction, afiliatión politica, estado civil, o otras categories protegidas. Este collegio ofrece servicios de empleo, programas educationales, y actividades. El Colegio hace atentos para mantener acuerdo con todas las leyes federales incluyendo pero no limitado al TÌtulo IX y Section 504. Pregunts sobre la ley descrita anteriormente deben ser dirigidas al Oficial de Equal Opportunitity al 505 Pine Ridge Drive Shell Lake, WI 54871. Telefono: 1-800-243-9482 or 1-715-468-2815, Ext. 2225. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ofrece acomodaciones razonables para asistir a personas con desabilidades para que tengan acceso o participen en sus programas o actividades. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ofrece igualdad en opportunidades/ acceso/empleo y education. 542794 51r


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(Aug. 10, 17, 24) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. Dennis R. King Pamela J. Larue Unknown Spouse of Pamela J. Larue Unknown Spouse of Dennis R. King Defendants SUMMONS Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure Case No. 11 CV 151 Honorable Kenneth L. Kutz Case Code: 30404 THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the following party named as a defendant herein: Dennis R. King / Pamela J. Larue / Unknown Spouse of Pamela J. Larue / Unknown Spouse of Dennis R. King. You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served on you, states the nature and the basis of the legal action. Within 40 days after August 10, 2011, you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Washburn County Clerk of Circuit Court 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871 and to Shannon K. Cummings / Blommer Peterman, S.C., plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is: Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 29th day of July, 2011. Shannon K. Cummings Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1033710 165 Bishops Way Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 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 that purpose. 275345


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

(July 27, Aug. 3, 10) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY ASSOCIATED BANK, N.A. 1305 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY A. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 JONI M. SANFORD 501 Scenic Drive Two Harbors, MN 55616 Defendants. Case No. 11-CV-115 Hon. Eugene D. Harrington Br. 1 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO: GREGORY A. SANFORD JONI M. SANFORD You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after July 27, 2011, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Clerk of Circuit Court, whose address is Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Shell Lake, WI 54871-0339 and to Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 Third Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 479, Wausau, WI 54402-0479. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty (40) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of a money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 11th day of July, 2011. MALLERY & ZIMMERMAN, S.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff BY: /s/ John A. Cravens JOHN A. CRAVENS State Bar No. 1001261 PLEASE DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INQUIRIES AND PLEADINGS TO: Amy L. Unertl Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. 500 Third Street, Suite 800 P.O. Box 479 Wausau, WI 54402-0479 715-845-8234 This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This communication is from a debt collector.

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Shell Lake band heating up

Kellie Myers, Jade LaFave and Katie Gronning are members of the flag squad practicing their routine. The first opportunity to see the marching band will be the Rutabaga Festival parade in Cumberland Sunday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m.

Haleigh Rafalski uses her sousaphone for support during downtime. The high temperatures and high humidity made it very uncomfortable on the blacktop. They practiced three days and were kept indoors for the first two days because of rain.

April Richter on flute and Casey Furchtenicht on trumpet practice their moves.

Lynsey Hagen and Daniel Parish march in the summer heat with their tubas in the Shell Lake Superior Marching Band Camp held Monday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Shell Lake High School. The money the students have raised in their fundraisers was used to put on the camp.

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Full name, age: Naomi Fogelberg, just turned 40. Family: Sarah and Elizabeth (daughters). Occupation: Realtor for Northwest Land and Recreation. Washburn County resident since: Moved here in 1991. Hobbies/interests: Real estate, church events, some sports, whatever my girls happen to be doing. Claim to fame: Many years ago I worked at Chieftain Rice Co. and I once sold really overpriced white rice to Mexican restaurants in bulk ... that was pretty cool :) My favorite sport to play: Elizabeth and I play the Wii a lot. Favorite sport to watch: Shell Lake football of course :) Place I would most like to visit: Jerusalem. Dinner companion, dead or alive: Eleanor Roosevelt. The person I most admire: My grandma who went to heaven last winter. She was wise beyond her years, funny, interesting, stubborn and extremely loving and caring of her family. Best movie I ever saw: “The Outsiders” Favorite movie line: Nobody puts "Baby" in a corner, “Dirty Dancing” Favorite TV show: “Criminal Minds” Music I listen to: Christian, all varieties Favorite dish: Enchiladas Last book I read: I recently reread the “The Screwtape Letters,” by C.S. Lewis, which is probably my favorite novel. I get something new out of it every time I read it. My friends would describe me as: Crabby, LOL, but sincere, loyal, fun, a little outspoken My first job was: Ha ha! My first job was at Godfather’s Pizza near the Northtown Mall. I’d like to be remebered for: I hope I'm remembered for being the life of the party, yet honest, sincere and loyal.

Naomi Fogelberg was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., and as a young teenager moved to Blaine, Minn., where she participated in Junior Achievement, basketball, track and weight lifting and in 1989 graduated from Blaine Senior High. She moved to Santa Clara, Calif., and eventually moved to Shell Lake to be closer to her grandparents. One of her oldest memories of being new to a small town was how friendly people were. “I'd drive down a street and people waved at me. It took a while, but eventually it stopped freaking me out and I started enjoying it and waving back. I still found it amazing that people know who ‘the new person’ was so quickly,” she said. Fogelberg went to WITC in those early days and ended up working at Chieftain Rice Company for several years before pursuing a career in real estate. She said, “I absolutely love being a Realtor. I love helping people and getting to know them. People here are so nice and fun to work with and I have developed many friendships with the awesome people I've worked with.” Most people in the area know her as the aggressive Realtor who not only gets properties sold, but she also works hard with homeowners to be able to avoid foreclosures. Fogelberg works with the banks and tries to sell properties before the bank takes the property in foreclosure. “My favorite job, of course is being Sarah and Elizabeth's mom. They are so fun, energetic and motivated. I chose to stay in this wonderful small town to raise my family (which has changed venues a couple of times) and am very happy with the roots we have planted and the relationships we've established here.” “All in all, I'm now a small-town Realtor at heart. If you would've told me at 18 that I'd be living in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, raising my girls and liking it, I'd probably never have believed you.” Know of a candidate for People you should know? E-mail us at

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TOWN OF EVERGREEN - Jacob D. Gilberg, 16, Spooner, didn’t know his birthday would end with a crash on Monday, Aug. 1, at 11:43 p.m. Gilberg was a passenger in the vehicle of Eli G. Baumgart, 16, Springbrook, who was driving his white truck westbound on CTH A, one-tenth mile west of Tower Hill Road, when he went off the roadway. Baumgart traveled on the shoulder of the road for approximately 242 feet, when he overcorrected across the blacktop and lost control of the vehicle on the south shoulder of CTH A. The vehicle spun sideways and overturned twice, causing Gilberg to be ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle landed on top of Baumgart as he was partially ejected from the driver’s side door. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, Spooner Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and other EMT staff came to assist in the accident. Gilberg was hospitalized at a local hospital for injuries. Baumgart was airlifted to North Memorial. An investigation for the presence of alcohol is pending According to the accident report, it appears that inattentive driving is the main contributing factor in the cause of the crash. - Jessica Beecroft.

RIGHT: Two 16-year-olds were hospitalized following a one-vehicle accident Monday evening, Aug. 1, near Spooner. One was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in the Twin Cities with serious injuries. - Photo from Washburn County Sheriff’s Dept.



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