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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 1 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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Moonlight canoe

Eagle Scout honor for Brett Holman Page 19

Football season is here Page 10


It was the end of a busy day at Hunt Hill with a concert and full-moon canoe event on Saturday, Aug. 17. Concertgoers were entertained by the acoustic songs of Greg Herriges from Minneapolis, Minn. After the concert the families went down to Upper Twin Lake for a moonlight canoe experience. — Photo by Larry Samson

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DNR hears testimony to proposed changes

SPRINGBROOK — Several events are planned for Springbrook Days on Saturday, Aug. 31. The parade starts at 1 p.m., with a turkey shoot at 2 p.m. A hog roast will be served from 3-5 p.m., with music starting at 6 p.m. The Red Hat Ladies will have a pie-judging contest. A bouncey house, slip n’ slide and facing painting will provide activities for the kids. Springbrook VFW Post 10568, Red Hat Ladies of Springbrook, Carlson General, United Women Veterans Northwestern Chapter and the Springbrook Town Board sponsor this event. — submitted •••

Benefit set for Jerry Brown

by Dave Zeug Special to the Register SHELL LAKE — Two months have passed since rural Shell Lake resident Jerry Brown suffered significant injuries, including the loss of an eye, as a result of a bear attack at his residence. Now his friends are having a benefit to help pay some of the bills that accumulated in the days after the attack. On Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4-7 p.m., there will be a spaghetti dinner open to the public at the Shell Lake High School where Brown is employed. All proceeds from the event will go toward paying bills related to the bear attack. In addition to the spaghetti dinner, there will be a Chinese auction on a variety of items and a bake sale also. Anyone willing to donate an item for either the bake sale or the auction can contact Val Haack at 715-4682006. The Sept. 5 event is scheduled around the girls volleyball game against Turtle Lake. The JV game starts at 6 p.m., and the varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m., so please consider coming to the spaghetti dinner to support Brown and stay to watch the Lady Lakers volleyball teams take on Turtle Lake.

Students at Shell Lake’s summer school sent get-well wishes to Jerry Brown when he was recovering from being attacked by a bear. — Photo by Larry Samson

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by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER - DNR representatives appeared in Spooner on Thursday, Aug. 15, for a public hearing on proposed amendments regarding shoreland zoning in NR 115, or Wisconsin’s Water Resources Act.   “When the rule went into effect in 2010, counties had a number of concerns about administration and implementation of the current standards,” explained Heidi Kennedy, water regulations and zoning specialist with the DNR. The proposed changes are an effort by the DNR to clarify and reduce the administrative burden produced from the current rule.   The proposed changes will affect four different sections of NR 115.  The impervious surface limits, the nonconforming structures standards, the vegetative management standards and reporting standards all have proposed changes. “In the end, shoreland zoning is a partnership ... between the state, DNR, the county, local

government and private property owners, to set the minimum standards for development near valuable waterways,” stated Kennedy.  Opposition to the rule changes permeated the testimonials of individuals that offered their comments to the DNR. The unknown long-term effects of increasing the allowance for impervious surface standards received the most criticism.  “We are simply giving approval to destroy the lakes and the environment in our area,” stated Carol Breck of Barnes. Robert Drayer of Bayfield County pointed out that highly developed lakes such as those in the southern portion of the state would not be negatively impacted by the changes compared to the lakes in northern Wisconsin  “What would be OK on Winnebago would destroy the Great Divide lakes,” stated Drayer. The DNR defines impervious surfaces as driveways, rooftops, patios and other hard surfaces.  The more impervious surfaces on a prop-

See Shoreland zoning, page 3

Alternative solution for growing problem by Danielle Moe Register staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY - The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters across the nation care for 6 million to 8 million dogs and cats every year. In the 1970s shelters euthanized 12 million to 20 million dogs and cats nationally. Today that number is estimated to be 2.7 million, a testament to the work done by animal advocates. However, some are not satisfied. “We as the Shelter Community Action Team want to put together a program of advocacy groups that can fill in the spaces that our shelters are not covering,” explained Tanya Borg of Centuria, project supervisor.  SCAT recognizes how overwhelmed local shelters are, especially with cats.  According to HSUS, nearly 100 percent of feral cats that are brought to shelters are euthanized. “The Shelter Community Action Team is an umbrella organization that is going to have ad-

vocacy to groups like Farm, Feral and Stray to help do programs like trap, neuter, release,” stated Borg. According to HSUS, TNR involves the humane trapping of farm, feral and stray cats, their sterilization and vaccination and returning of feral cats to the same location where they were trapped. Kittens and friendly adult cats are removed for possible placement in homes, and those cats whose suffering cannot be helped would be euthanized.  “For a TNR program to be successful, cooperation among many members of the community is essential,” states HSUS. Penny Dunn, shelter manager of the Washburn County Area Humane Society, said she does not agree with TNR.  Dunn cites the release of feral cats back into the wild as inhumane and irresponsible.  “How do you care for them, how do you keep them warm?” questioned Dunn.  “Sometimes we do make decisions, not

See SCAT, page 4

Early Deadline SHELL LAKE — The staff at the Washburn County Register would like to remind the public that the newspaper office will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Deadline for all ads and news copy for the Wednesday, Sept. 4, edition of the Register is Friday, Aug. 30, at noon. — from WCR


Aquatic plant survey completed by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Steve Schieffer of Ecological Integrity Service conducted an aquatic plant survey of Shell Lake last week. Schieffer, with the help of his son Sam, completed the survey of Shell Lake’s aquatic plants on Friday, Aug. 16.  The survey was done, “to determine the condition of the aquatic plants in the lake, and to see if there are any invasive aquatic plants in the lake,” explained Dave Vold, lake coordinator.  The survey was also a condition of the permit for installment of the diversion project. The first survey was conducted in 2006, and the data from that report will be compared to this year’s

survey. Guided by GPS points, Schieffer visited strategic locations on the lake and Sam used a rake to bring the plants to Schieffer, who then identified them. “We will take a look at his report, and if there are any problem plants like invasives that we have to deal with, we will have to development some type of management plan to deal with those,” stated Vold.

RIGHT: Steve Schieffer, left, identifies aquatic plants with the help of his son, Sam, on Thursday, Aug. 15, as part of the aquatic plant survey the pair did on Shell Lake last week. — Photo by Danielle Moe

Town and Country Days set for this weekend by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - This year’s Town and Country Days is shaping up to be another fun-filled Labor Day weekend. Events ranging from the kiddie tractor pull to a chocolate fest at the Washburn County Historical Society provide entertainment

opportunities for everyone. Families can expect a great time if they attend the Family Fun Night on Friday, Aug. 30, from 5 until 7 p.m. “I have kind of changed it this year to be more educational and informational,” stated Adam Lundberg, Family Fun Night chairperson.  Free hot dogs, drinks

and games will still be available. Lundberg expects Smokey Bear to be present along with Eddie the Eagle of the GunSafe Program. “It is a night for the kids and families,” he said. Donations from local businesses like the Shell Lake Library, Shell Lake State Bank and McDonald’s will fill the night.  Alternatively, if

you are more into big trucks and tractors, the truck pull, taking place at 7 p.m. on Friday night, is probably more to your taste. “This is our third-annual truck pull, but it is our first evening truck pull,”

See Town and Country Days, page 3

Grand Family Adventures, songs and stories

Linda Thompson enjoyed helping her grandchildren, Cora and Aaron Thompson, with their task of constructing maracas made from recycled material.

Photos by Larry Samson

It would not be a campfire without s’mores and burning marshmallows. Albany Severud is cooking her marshmallow to a crispy burnt flavor.

Kennedy Mehsikomer is doing her impression of a valley girl, much to the amusement of her mother, Stephanie Whiteside. The Hunt Hill Grand Family Adventures, Songs and Stories was held at Hunt Hill on Wednesday night, Aug. 14. It was an opportunity for families to enjoy a few Hunt Hill Program director Nikki Nelson and Cassidy Mehhours sitting around a campfire enjoying the simple plea- sikomer leads the group of children and their parents or grandsures of family and friends. parents in a campfire sing-along.

Phyllis Severud watches her granddaughter, Stella Severud, act out a song at the campfire sing-along. While it was old-fashioned, some things are always fun.

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Redaction still in effect in Washburn County by Danielle Moe Register staff writer WASHBURN COUNTY - “The days of all accidents and of those involved, as well as other information obtained by and disseminated in local media, is changing significantly,” wrote Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden in a news release addressing the department’s new redaction policy on accident reports.   Due to the implementation of the new policy, the  Wednesday, May 15,  edition of the Washburn County Register was the last paper to be printed with a sheriff’s report. Proponents say departments are just trying to be cautious, avoiding fines and potential lawsuits. Opponents to redaction policies say the court ruling has been misinterpreted and violates Wisconsin’s Open Records Laws. Washburn County is one of 56 municipalities around the state to implement the redaction policy, in accordance with an interpretation of a U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit court ruling.   Statewide

municipalities were advised that not instituting a policy to protect the identity of individuals in the reports could lead to “significant civil and criminal penalties that expose law enforcement agencies to liability if we fail to follow the federal circuit court of appeals decision.” According to the ruling the city of Palatine, Ill., now faces up to $80 million in fines, $2,500 for each citation issued over a four-year statute of limitations. A separate lawsuit against the city of New Richmond, filed by the New Richmond News, is currently awaiting action before the federal court.  That case alleges the city’s police department is unreasonably restricting access to timely information on accident and incident reports, on the basis of an alleged misinterpretation of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling.  Even Attorney General Van Hollen awaits the decision of the court to offer an opinion on the issue. According to Dryden, the current redaction policy will stay in place for the

foreseeable future.  “In lieu of some sort of federal court ruling overturning the current decision by the court of appeals, or some other ruling, we will continue our current practice,” wrote Dryden in an email. In order to offset the additional cost of redacting, the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department now charges everyone $6 per report.  “Given the nature of the federal law, we must examine each page of each report and redact 10 different data elements wherever they are found.  This is a laborious and time-consuming process that must be handled in addition to our regular public service/public safety duties,” stated Dryden. The additional work is costing everyone, and for individuals who need accident reports in full, only official requests for the documents received on authentic business letterhead, from insurance companies or lawyers, will receive complete reports.

Known municipalities that have adopted redaction policies are indicated on the map by the black squares. - Photo credit Wisconsin Newspapers Association

Clarification on ATV campground funding by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - “The ORV avenue is still there, it did not go away, and the campground is still going ahead as planned,” stated Andy Eiche; city council president. According to Eiche, the Wisconsin Off Road Vehicle Advisory Council allocates money the state receives from licensing and fines given to ATV and snowmobile riders to programs that rehabilitate existing trails, build new ones and build ATV campgrounds.  “This project is built on funds that are not taxpayer dollars,” stated Eiche.  Last year, Shell Lake was awarded $40,000 from the ORV fund to purchase the land for the campground. “Them giving us that $40,000 shows that the ORV committee is committed to making our campground a reality,” explained Eiche.  The ORV committee is very committed to seeing each camp-

ground project they initiate meet completion, and awarded Shell Lake another $30,000 for the project in December. Recently, state administrators have determined to hold ORV grant funding for a year. “The administrators basically say we should have these monies in hand before we literally allocate them,” explained Eiche.  The majority action by city council members to not apply for stewardship grant funding was based on the knowledge that the ORV grant funding will be available next year for Shell Lake.  “It is still alive and well, we just did not want to burden the city of Shell Lake taxpayer with 20 percent of the bill,” stated Eiche. The stewardship grant funding that city council members addressed at last week’s city council meeting consists of 80-percent funding by the state and 20-percent funding by the city.

Hudson woman at large, wanted by authorities Lindsey Elizabeth Porter of Hudson is wanted by authorities and faces multiple felony charges for numerous property crimes, as well as charges for resisting arrest by a Washburn County deputy sheriff along with Scott R. Ziegler. Two individuals attempted to flee authorities on Monday, Aug. 19. A call about a suspicious vehicle located at the driveway of a residence in the Town of Springbrook initiated the altercation with Ziegler and Lindsey Elizabeth Porter. According to a news reScott R. Ziegler lease from Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden, Lindsey Porter Ziegler resisted when a Washburn County deputy sheriff attempted to detain him. Ziegler ran into the woods located along the Namekagon River adjacent to Hwy. 63 North, after being tased. See full story at Photos from Washburn County Sheriff’s Dept.

Town and Country Days/from page 2 said Aaron Nielsen. Thanks to the installation of new lights down at the Tiptown track, the truck pull can take place into the night.  At only $5 to get in for kids age 12 and up with free admission for younger kids, it is a reasonable way to spend a fun night.  “Instead of just having trucks, we will also be having what they call smoker tractors, they are real hot rod pulling tractors,” stated Nielsen.  Food and drinks will be available throughout the night, “and it should be a real good show this year,” he added. Saturday is packed with activities and events taking place all day, culminating in the street dance at 8 p.m. with music

by Those Guys. At 11 a.m. on Saturday be sure to catch the garden tractor pull, which is free.  “It is basically lawn mowers that are souped-up with fancy tires and loud exhaust,” said Nielsen.  The garden tractor pull is just like a regular tractor pull, except they pull smaller loads than the regular-sized tractors. The car show will take place on Sunday with cars setting up at noon on Main Street after the grand parade.  “It is nice to see the car show on Main Street because of the historical side of Main Street … it is just the perfect spot to have it,” said Lundberg.

Fire destroys Ullom barn

by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Fire Department responded to a barn fire in the Town of Barronett on Thursday, Aug. 15. Around 10:50 p.m., firefighters were paged to a fire at Highway View Farms owned by Mark and Judy Ullom. Vanessa Miller, who was passing by and noticed smoke and flames coming from the barn, awakened the Ulloms. The Ulloms, with the help of Miller, began removing 90 cows out of the barn to safety. Upon arrival of the firefighters, the barn was heavily involved in fire with some of the cattle still inside. Firefighters initiated a defensive attack on the barn to protect adjoining structures and also assisted the property owner in evacuating approxi-

mately 20 head of cattle that were still in the barn. An excavator was called to aid in the suppression effort by moving areas of debris that were piled up after the roof collapsed. According to Shell Lake Fire Chief Keith Dahlstrom, mutual aid fire departments from Cumberland and Spooner were used on the fire for approximately four hours, providing tankers and manpower. Shell Lake firefighters remained on the scene until 8:15 a.m. Friday putting out the last hot spots. While the barn was totally destroyed, the fire departments were able to save the attached milk house and loafing shed. There were no firefighter injuries. At this time, the Ulloms plan to rebuild a new barn. — with information from Shell Lake Fire Department

Options for fifth-graders Track and cross country by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - School board members heard several updates from administration and discussed the merits of offering track and cross-country to fifth-grade students at the monthly board of education meeting on Monday, Aug. 19. “I do not believe there would be any increases in the number of coaches that are required and no real increases in costs other than uniforms,” said Jim Connell, school superintendent. According to

Connell, fifth-grade students have participated in wrestling for some time. In order to eliminate very late nights, the younger students would only attend the closest away meets. The board approved the option for fifth-graders citing the activity would provide more benefits for the students above other concerns.  “Our numbers are a little high in 4K,” reported Laura Stunkel, elementary school principal.  According to Stunkel, the best ratio is 10 students to 1 teacher. “We like to keep the ratio to ten students

See Options, page 5

Services Friday for Mildred Andrea

Shoreland zoning/from page 1 erty the less area for water to soak into the ground, increasing the amount of runoff into lakes. Al Arnold, government affairs director for the Realty Association for Northwest Wisconsin, spoke in favor of the proposed changes along with Jay Kozlowski, assistant zoning administrator for Sawyer County, representing Wisconsin County Code administrators.  “Most importantly, we support these changes with the knowledge that NR 115 remains a minimum set of zoning standards in most areas, and that the county may choose to tailor their

The barn on Highway View Farm owned by Mark and Judy Ullom, Barronett, was destroyed in a late-night fire Thursday, Aug. 15. The owners were able to get 90 head of cattle out of the burning barn after a Good Samaritan stopped after noticing the fire. — Photo by Larry Samson

own ordinance that best fits their elected officials and residents,” stated Kozlowski. According to Kennedy, counties can generally be more restrictive than NR 115, except in regulating nonconforming structures and substandard lots.  “There are many areas that the county will have to fill in the blanks to further define and clarify certain provisions in NR 115,” explained Kennedy in an email. For specific information on the proposed changes visit shorelandzoning.

Mildred Andrea, 84, Spooner, died Aug. 18, 2013. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 4-7 p.m., at Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church,

Spooner. A full obituary will be published at a later date. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Correction In the football preview published in the Aug. 14 edition of the Register, Isaac Haines was misidentified. The photo in the Aug. 7 edition of the skate park for Shell Lake had a misspelling for Noah Haines. The Register staff apologizes to the Haines, Haynes and Hopke families for the misidentification. — WCR



Citizens demonstrate at Duffy fundraiser

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Kids are getting ready for school dents develop technology skills that will prepare them to communicate effectively in this rapidly changing world.  These are only a few of the important lessons that our children learn in the public schools. Testing is an important part of the school curriculum, but many important skills do not show up on tests. We can be proud of our public schools and of all the staff members who teach and care for our youth. You might want to stop in and say, “thank you.” Sometimes we forget to do that. Shirley Hile Shell Lake

An ounce of prevention I’ve spent some time these last few months visiting Northwestern Wisconsin companion animal humane societies. I’ve observed some fatal flaws in their philosophy.  So much time, money and effort to rescue and not enough resources spent on proactive programs. Programs like free spay/neuter of cats, especially farm cats, shutting down puppy mills and humane education.  Programs that would reduce the largest numbers of animals requiring assistance are nonexistent. These very programs would increase the resources to save lives. A common thread I hear throughout my conversations with open admission kill shelters is “these animals are better dead than in peril.”  There is a perverted dogma that companion animals in our country, especially free-roaming community cats, are in such desperate straits living outdoors that they are better off dead than living in a world full of risks.  If our humane societies truly believe what they say, that “spay and neuter is the proven leader in practices that successfully reduce the numbers of companion animals entering our shelters and suffering terrible fates on the streets,” then they should make their spay/neuter programs available to every companion animal. According to their spay/neuter voucher guidelines only people on financial assistance are eligible.  Only indoor cats are eligible.  And only one to three pets per family are eligible. Restrictions like these are barriers to achieving a goal of ending the killing of healthy treatable pets in our shelter.  These restrictions leave huge numbers of animals ineligible for spay/

neuter services from our humane society—farm and feral cats to name a few. It is farm and feral cats that are producing the flood of kittens every year. And it is the puppy mills The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities recommends offering free spay/neuter including vaccines and medicines, for citizens needing help with intact companion animals.  Extensive research by these organizations has shown most people care about their pets and value the opportunity to care for them with help from the community.  Why should marginal citizens be denied the benefits of having a pet?  Multiple studies have proven that having a pet improves the health of a person.  Consider the cost savings in human health care by providing free spay/neuter services to all companion animals. It’s time to stop repeating the programs that are not working and institute a program that is proven.  The Shelter Community Action Team advocates this strategy.  Under the Farm, Feral & Stray program, there is no limit on how many cats can be spayed/neutered and vaccinated with their help.  There are no income requirements.  Outdoor cats are the target animals for this program because they are the primary cause of the last companion animal overpopulation issue left in America today, free roaming cats. We must include them in a plan to become a no-kill community. Tanya Borg Farm, Feral & Stray Centuria SCAT/from page 4 that we want to, but sometimes there are not really that many other choices,” she stated. SCAT, headed by Borg, initially wants to focus on open access, low-cost spay and neuter services before they implement a TNR program. The WCAHS does offer a spay and neuter program based on lowincome eligibility called SNAP.  “We are trying to find a way to get more support from the clinics to get a cheaper price for spays and neuters so they get done,” stated Dunn.  Borg, with members of SCAT, have developed a detailed three-year plan to implement their low-cost spay and neuter proposal, starting with education and a goal of spaying and neutering 200 household, farm, feral and stray cats.  The plan involves their “get behind the community wheel” effort that needs a veterinarian to perform the spaying and neutering with community businesses and citizens donating money.  Once the pool reaches the agreed-upon amount between the participating veterinarian and SCAT, a number of cats could be spayed and neutered.  “Once we get, say $450, we can get five cats spayed or neutered,” said Borg. In an attempt to combine forces with WCAHS, Borg attended one of the board meetings, but she feels SCAT may be on its own.   “If our human societies don’t want to work towards lowering our kill rate then

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, people from all over the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin, including Ashland, Bayfield, Wausau, Spooner, Ladysmith, Hayward, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Rice Lake, gathered together in Hayward hoping to start a conversation about wealth disparity, comprehensive immigration reform and climate change with Speaker of the House John Boehner. The highest ranking Republican in the House was the featured guest for a cocktail reception and fundraiser at a lakeside home in the area. The speaker has been under increasing pressure to vote alongside of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on passing comprehensive immigration reform, but took time out of his August recess schedule to fundraise for Rep. Sean Duffy. The Wisconsin chapter lead of the 7th CD for Organizing for Action, Jessica Ann Levandowski, said that in a time when Americans and dreamers alike are living paycheck-to-paycheck and having to choose between paying for food and medicine, events like these showcase the growing wealth disparity gap in our country. Duffy supporters paid $250-$5,200 to attend, and a photo opportunity was also available for a $1,000 donation to Duffy’s campaign. — Photo submitted

Whitetails Unlimited fundraising event scheduled

SHELL LAKE — Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Northwest Wisconsin Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Shell Lake Arts Center, 802 1st St., Shell Lake. This special event will feature a buffet dinner, auction and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward local projects that uphold WTU’s mission. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Ticket order deadline is Thursday, Sept. 26. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

To order tickets locally, call Gary Magnus at 715-635-2369 evenings or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited is a national nonprofit conservation organization. Their mission is to raise funds in support of education, habitat enhancement and acquisition, and the preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. When it comes to the whitetail and its environment, WTU’s degree of professionalism and dedication has earned them the reputation of being the nation’s premier whitetail organization. — from WTU

Volunteer training for Regional Hospice services being offered

SIREN — Volunteers are needed for all of Burnett and Washburn counties and the northern half of Polk County. The needs are easy for a volunteer, but priceless to a family in crisis. It might just be to run an errand, spend time with their loved one by playing cards, reading to them, listening to their life story, or just holding their hand. Volunteers are workers, homemakers or retired folks. They are men and women of various ages with one thing in common — they care. If you are interested in becoming a vol-

unteer for Regional Hospice there will be a training session starting on Monday Sept. 9, 6 p.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Chapel on Hwy. 35 in Siren. The training will be one day a week for six weeks and will cover such topics as philosophy of hospice, admission criteria, hospice medical issues, psychological and social concerns, listening and communication skills, and bereavement and spiritual care. More information is available by calling the hospice office at 715-635-9077. — from RHS

Medicare and You presentation in Shell Lake

SHELL LAKE — Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center Elder Benefit Specialist Terri Reiter will present a free seminar to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, caregivers and family members. It will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Ed

Elliott Building county boardroom, 110 4th Ave., Shell Lake. Preregistration is preferred, but not necessary to attend. Contact the ADRC at 715-635-4460, toll free at 888-538-3031, or email — from ADRC



Penny Dunn, the Washburn County Area Humane Society shelter manager, plays with two fun-loving pit bulls, Larry and Moe, that are currently waiting for a loving home. - Photo by Danielle Moe we will do it for them,” said Borg. More information on SCAT and its work is available by contacting Borg at 715-501-8488 or emailing

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In a few days our kids will be returning to school. The majority of them will be attending traditional public schools. Regardless of what you sometimes read and hear, they will be getting an excellent education.  Educators in our public schools teach the whole child. Their students attend classes in academic areas such as science, language, mathematics, history and others, but children also grow in their social skills and emotional resilience.  They learn skills that will prepare them to maintain a healthy body as well as engage in lifelong physical activities. They will participate in the arts, including music, drama and fine arts that will serve them well in both their careers and their leisure time.  Stu-


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® comes to Spooner

Participants raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research

SPOONER — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting northern Wisconsin residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Spooner Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 14. Online registration is open now at Walk festivities begin at 10 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St. A walk will be held in Hayward on Saturday,

Sept. 21. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is more than a walk; it is an experience for thousands of participants from across the area who gather each year to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s care and support services here in Wisconsin. Others lend their support through contributions and pledges and the area business community participates through sponsorship gifts, prize donations, Signs of Support and area teams. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly esca-

Shell Lake Schools awarded half million CLC grant by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - Shell Lake School District will receive $100,000 for the next five consecutive years starting in September as one of nine first-time recipients for the federal 21st Century Learning Center grant. According to the Department of Public Instruction the grants were awarded to CLC proposals that will serve schools with 40 percent or more of students living in poverty, as measured by federal school meal income eligibility, and that serve schools with a high percentage of students who struggle academically. “The grant will provide money for after school and maybe before school academic support for students in grades 5 through 10 primarily,” explained Jim Connell school superintendent. The school currently receives some federal money for primary age students and after school planning, but Connell says the new money will fit nicely with current programming. Keri Jensen community education coordinator, and Kris Brunberg the districts after school coordinator, and Connell wrote the grant application. “We really wrote it with a unique partnership with the Quam Theatre and Arts Center, as they will be helping organize and deliver the after school programming,” stated Connell.

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Aug. 12 - $30 Jason Bartholomew, Shell Lake Aug. 13 - $30 Beth Esser, Spooner Aug. 14 - $30 Dan Lewis, White Bear Lake, Minn. Aug. 15 - $30 Kak Reinhart, Shell Lake Aug. 16 - $30 Vicki Shaffer, Spooner

Wild River Sport and Marine Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 18 2013 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 14 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 18

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late, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. One in eight Americans, age 65 and above, have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This number will increase 30 percent by the year 2025.  In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy food and beverages, raffle drawings, games, entertainment, and a special program to honor those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.  The walk is open to everyone. Start or join a team today. “There has never been a greater need for residents of northern Wisconsin to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s dis-

ease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Joan Litwitz, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to hundreds of residents in the area who are living with Alzheimer’s today. Your support will also contribute to advancing critically needed research.”  To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or visit gwwi. — from Alzheimer’s Association

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New workstations were recently installed in the Shell Lake school library. Administration hopes they encourage use by high school students. - Photo by Danielle Moe

Options/from page 3 to one adult, we have a full time aid in there so we would like to keep it at 20,” she said. “I am going to reach out to a few other small school districts in the area and … find out what their policy is,” she said. The school library got an upgrade with standing workstations, “we are hoping it becomes a friendlier environment for the high school kids,” said Connell. He also reported that the roof project is ahead of schedule and that the energy project is only awaiting a cosmetic fix for full completion.  A meeting with parents concerned on the condition of the Tiptown field will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 28.  “There are some city council parks and recreation people involved, and there are some parents involved … we are just going to sit down and talk about some options,” said Connell. Connell brought to the board’s attention the possibility of requiring uniforms for staff.  The idea would be discussed with faculty at the fall inservice day next week, “either it would be board supported entirely, financially, or it would be significantly discounted,” stated Connell.

You’ve probably noticed the days are getting shorter, but a Shell Lake summer isn’t over until after Labor Day and the traditional Town and Country Days celebration. Your Shell Lake Lions Club hopes you’ll help kick off this festive weekend by attending their third-annual Lake Superior Whitefish Fry on Friday, Aug. 30, at the community center. Through a commercial fishing contact on the shores of Lake Superior, the Lions Club is able to serve fresh – these fish were swimming the day before – whitefish and boiled potatoes with all the trimmings including dessert in an allyou-care-to eat fish fry event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Because of the positive response from the first two years of the event, this year the club will have more cooks and equipment than last year, which will ensure fresh, hot, deep-fried whitefish will be brought to diners at a faster pace. Club members are also going to skin the fillets before cooking this year for easier dining. If they’re interested, people will also be able to purchase tickets for a unique gun raffle at the Shell Lake State Bank or at Shell Lake Marine. The drawing for the various guns will be about 7:30 p.m., after the fish fry is over. ••• The Lions are also sponsoring another health fair on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 to noon at the Shell Lake School cafeteria. Many of the same offerings will be available as last year such as flu shots, glucose testing and other health-related booths

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Mrs. Walter Krueger, of West Sarona Homemakers Club, was Washburn County’s Homemaker Queen. • Avis Olsen, daughter of the Harry Olsens, Shell Lake, was chosen representative of 10 northern counties to compete for the National Queen of the Furrows at Augusta. • Mrs. Ray Davies replaced Mrs. Ray Haremza as editor of the Washburn County Register. • John Schuster Jr., 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schuster, Shell Lake, was treated for first- and second-degree burns suffered when an empty gasoline barrel exploded. The youngster had been playing with matches near the barrel, and the fumes inside the barrel were ignited.

1963 - 50 years ago

• The Town of Bashaw rope pulling team were the new champs in the tugof-war at the Washburn County Fair. Team members were Donald Rydberg, captain; Merton Zillmer, Allan Brown, Harry Dahlstrom Jr., Cecil Scribner, Frank Marker and Vere Casler. Alternate members were Larry Butterfield, Francis Washkuhn, Paul Schaefer and Tom Ullom. • A grand opening and dedication of the new facilities at the Shell Lake Airport was held. A drive-in, fly-in chicken BBQ was served for $1 by the Shell Lake Lions Club. • The Timberland Beavers 4-H Club toured gardens cared for by Donna Crosby, Allen Folen and Larry Ladd. After the tour, the meeting was held at the E. Romsos home. An educational trip was planned to industries in Shell Lake and Spooner. The club would host a square dance at Indian Creek and take

and a speaker yet to be determined. There will also be door prizes and a scavenger hunt at this popular free event. ••• Last month’s triathlon, another first for the Shell Lake Lions, was an overwhelming success. There were over $2,900 in sponsorships along with plenty of volunteers and participants at the event. Many attending from other parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota said this was the best venue for a triathlon they’ve seen. With this kind of success and word-of-mouth support, you can be sure there will be another event next year with even more participants. Special thanks to Lion Mark Bruce for suggesting the event and taking such an active role in making it happen and to club members Rudy and Sharon Kessler and Nancy Swanson among others who also hosted the spaghetti dinner the night before the event. ••• Enjoy these last beautiful days of a Shell Lake summer and we’ll hope to see you on Aug. 30 at the whitefish fry at the community center.

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a fall hayride. • The Town of Evergreen team won the rolling pin throwing contest at the Washburn County Fair. Team members that tossed a combined 284.7 feet were Mrs. Robert Pfundheller, Mrs. Bill Schrieber, Mrs. Mil La Porte and Mrs. Bill Zehm.

1973 - 40 years ago

• Mrs. Hubert Smith was the winner of the Shell Lake Lions Club fishing contest. She caught the biggest fish, a 4-pound 3-ounce walleye. • John Kent, Spooner, was the lucky winner of the main prize drawing at the Shell Lake fishing contest. His prize was a 14-foot trihull fishing boat manufactured by Lund American. • Bob Larson was the new commercial artist at White Birch Printing. • Gary Olson tied for first place in calf roping at the Motley Rodeo in Motely, Minn. He placed third in calf roping at the Anoka, Minn., County Fair.

1983 - 30 years ago

• New staff at Shell Lake Schools were Polly Penning, secretary; Daniel Fee, music; Mary Pickart, special education; Sally Linn, special education; Dahlia Serna, librarian; and Phil Manske, math and physics. • Stanley Jones, 1936 Shell Lake graduate, retired as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. • Candidates for Miss Shell Lake were Becky Jerry, Mary Hebert, Tammy Levey, Peggy Lang, Deidre Degner, Amy Richie, Rae Ann Bontekoe, Barb Smith, Mary Van Meter, Brenda Thomas, Karen Cathers and Kathleen Mortensen. • Members and friends attended an open house at the Shell Lake United

Methodist parsonage hosted by the Rev. and Mrs. Ray Heilborn. The occasion was the result of an extensive renovation to the inside of the house and a double garage and deck which were added to the property.

1993 - 20 years ago

• Shell Lake High School students would be returning to school in a new building, and elementary grades three through six would have their own wing at the new facility. • Shell Lake High School would offer softball in the spring, but at the expense of the school’s cheerleading program. • An engagement party was held at Gary and Nancy Schroeder’s home for Jason Schroeder and Tiffany Pockat. • Debbie and Larry Alt were the new owners of Tiptown Supper Club. Even though they were leasing the building from D.B. Reinhart, they owned the business and equipment.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Laurie Stellrecht and Larry Samson were the co-chairpersons of Town and Country Days. • Rob Frischmann, Maddy Frischmann, Jamie Frischmann, John Frischmann, Kyle Monson, Tom Monson, Julie Johnston, Katie Frischmann, Hal Hansen, Kris Hoff and Jane Lokken were winners of the 24th-annual South Bay Golf Scramble. • Shell Lake was the new home to a seven-building, 14-unit luxury town home development. The town home model was complete and open for viewing. • Bryce Ohly, 6, and Kaitlyn Frahman, 5, grandchildren of Bill and Jean Frahman, Shell Lake, caught a 21-inch northern and a 14-1/2-inch smallmouth bass on Shell Lake.


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Thursday, Aug. 22 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. • First-annual Shell Lake veterans meet-and-greet picnic, 5-7 p.m., Shell Lake beach pavilion. Friday, Aug. 23 • Lights, Camera, Action Miss Shell Lake queen pageant, at the Shell Lake Arts Center, 7 p.m.  • The Blue and The Blond concert of Norwegian and Finnish Folk music, featuring Norwegian hardanger fiddle and Finnish kantele, 7:30 p.m., Ceska Opera House in Haugen. Call 715-234-5600 for reservations. Saturday, Aug. 24 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The Haugen Area Historical Museum is open noon to 4 p.m.  Free admission.  Special display is Ho-Chunk Native American fancy and traditional dance regalia from the collection of Lisa DeLong.  Garage sale in basement of museum. • St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women’s bake sale, 8:30-11 a.m., in front of Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Shell Lake. Sunday, Aug. 25 • Summer Worship in the Park with the Durocher Family, 10 a.m., at the Shell Lake beach pavilion. Sponsored by Lake Park Alliance Church. For more info, contact John at 715-416-1946. Wednesday, Aug. 28 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. • Band instrument consignment sale, Spooner Middle School Commons, noon-7 p.m. Cash only. Thursday, Aug. 29 •  Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center elder benefit specialist Terri Reiter will present a free seminar to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, caregivers and family members. 10-11:30 a.m. in the county boardroom, Ed Elliot Building, 110 4th Ave., Shell Lake.  Preregistration is preferred, but not necessary to attend. ADRC at 715-635-4460, toll free at 888-538-3031 or email: Friday-Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 2 • Shell Lake Town and Country Days. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with street dances, food booths, sports contests, tractor pull, kiddie and grand parades, sailing regatta, games, contests, arts and crafts and fly-in breakfast. Friday, Aug. 30 • Vocality, a cappella quartet concert, 7:30 p.m., Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, Shell Lake. • Shell Lake Lions Club all-you-can-eat fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center.




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Saturday, Aug. 31 • Washburn County Historical Society Chocolate Festival, starting at 11 a.m. • Sailboat regatta on Shell Lake. • Springbrook Days, parade, 1 p.m.; hog roast, 3-5 p.m. Turkey shoot, 2 p.m. Free activities for kids. Pie-judging contest sponsored by the Red Hat Ladies. Music 6 p.m.-? • Please stop into the Shell Lake State Bank to help support the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk Team in raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Walk to be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Spooner. There will be homebaked goodies for a freewill offering to help sweeten your Labor Day weekend. 


Sunday, Sept. 1 • Community church service during Town and Country Days, 10 a.m., Shell Lake beach. All area churches invited. Hosted by Shell Lake Full Gospel. • Town & Country Days parade, 12:30 p.m. Parade participants: line up beginning at 11:30 a.m., near the arts center. Lineup positions given day of parade. To enter, please call the bank at 715-468-7858. Tuesday, Sept. 3 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Sept. 4 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UW-Extension meeting room. • Spooner High School 70th-year reunion, 11 a.m. Shell Lake Community Center. RSVP at 715-635-2523 or 715-635-2750. • Unit on Aging, 1 p.m., Shell Lake Senior Center. • Free soup and sandwiches, Church of the Nazarene, Spooner, 5:30 p.m. Call 715-635-3496 to confirm. All welcome. Donations accepted. Thursday, Sept. 5 & Friday, Sept. 6 • Spooner Area Blood Drive, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner, 1-7 p.m., Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Thursday, Sept. 5 • Aphasia Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Call 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. • Jerry Brown benefit, 4-7 p.m., Shell Lake High School Commons. Friday, Sept. 6 • Fall Variety Show, 7:30 p.m., Ceska Opera House, Haugen. Call 715-234-5600 for required reservations. Saturday, Sept. 7 • Flea market/bake sale for roofing project, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 202 6th Ave., Shell Lake. • Cakes at the Lake, breakfast 8 a.m. Program 10 a.m. Hunt Hill, Sarona, 715-635-6543, • Namekagon River: Nature, fishing and family fun event, 10 a.m., Sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information. Tuesday, Sept. 10 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 • Free community meal, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake. All welcome. Donations accepted. • The board of directors for the Railroad Memories Museum meeting, 1 p.m., Spooner City Hall. All volunteers welcome. Thursday, Sept. 12 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center. • United Ostomy Association local support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., Mayo Clinic Health System, Rice Lake. More information, call 715-637-5020. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15 • Colorfest Fall Festival, Barronett Civic Club, Barronett, 715-8222595.

Students attend forensics camp Dakota Robinson, left, and Renae Lloyd, both juniors at Shell Lake High School, attended the University of Whitewater Forensics Camp, July 28-31. Forensics camp is for students interested in forensics that will be entering grades 10-12 in the 2013-14 school year and are interested in developing an event for the 2013-14 high school forensics competition. Robinson focused her time at camp perfecting her poetry event, while Lloyd focused her time developing her solo acting event. Both of these talented students will be competing as members of Shell Lake’s forensics team during the 2013-14 school year. — Photo submitted

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Sue Adams, (L) was awarded the Barron Electric Megawatt Community Service Award. Carrie Baribeau, Barron Electric’s marketing specialist, presented the award. Adams has helped with the Washburn County Food Pantry in a variety of ways since 1984. In 2000, she became the director of the Washburn County Food Pantry. They serve between 300-350 families monthly. Approximately 20-30 volunteers help make this possible. Adams also helps her husband, Chuck, with Ruby’s Pantry. They serve between 550-600 people each month. Ruby’s Pantry also helps build ramps, provides utility assistance and helps with car and home repairs. — Photo submitted

Jennifer Peterson, Spooner High School principal, accepted a certificate of appreciation on Monday, Aug. 19, from Steve Clay, Washburn County Relay For Life chairman. The boys and girls basketball teams raised $2,219 in the Coaches Versus Cancer fundraiser held during the 20122013 school year. The money went toward the total of $60,000 that was raised during the June Relay For Life held in Shell Lake. Relay For Life was held indoors due to the weather for the second time in its 16 years in Washburn County. — Photo courtesy of the Spooner Schools office staff


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ubby Milt and I recently took a train ride along with my sister, Konnie, and her husband, Bill, and my parents. Taking a train ride can provide a relaxing day. We rode in cars pulled by a steam engine built in 1923. About 5 tons of coal fueled the locomotive as we traveled along the shore of Lake Superior on the NorthShore Scenic Railroad. When first planning the trip to Duluth to travel by the historic steam train to Two Harbors, Minn., and back, my thoughts went back to the old TV show “Petticoat Junction.” The show aired on CBS from September 1963-April 1970. The focus of the show was the Hooterville Cannonball, a steam-driven train, and the Shady Rest Hotel. The opening title of the series featured a display of petticoats hanging on the side of the railway’s water tower, supposedly belonging to the Bradley sisters, Betty Jo, Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo. With all the other TV shows from years past that are in syndication, I haven’t seen the show that featured, “Uncle Joe moving kind of slow at the Junction, Petticoat Junction.” We have shows like “I Love Lucy.” According to Parade Magazine, “I Love Lucy” was the first

show to air reruns. It was in 1952 that CBS aired episodes from season one due to Lucille Ball’s pregnancy. The star needed to take time off during the second season of the show. Longer than any other, this Emmy-winning show has been on the air continuously since 1951. There was a bit of a delay during our train ride over the weekend. With computers in Chicago controlling the switches, we had to wait until another train finished using the tracks we were scheduled to travel on. A further delay came as we were waiting for another train to couple up with us before arriving in Two Harbors. This allowed the longer train to enter on the track and get by with only one permit. Discussing the steam engine, there was speculation that this year may be the last that the No. 2719 engine would be in service without major work since it didn’t do well on its latest boiler inspection. Although the ride seemed long for families with young

Volunteers prepare the 1923 steam engine for travel before the passengers get on board. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson children, it still was nice to see families doing adventures together. As the volunteer conductor said, he volunteers his time to ride the train because of the excitement he sees on children’s faces and the comments by others as they say, “I remember when …”

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Local work group meeting scheduled SPOONER — The Natural Resource Conservation Service is the lead agency for conservation on privately owned working lands. NRCS offers a volunteer conservation program known as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program that works with cropland, pastureland and forestland. The EQIP program offers cost sharing for addressing resource concerns such as soil erosion, improving fish and wildlife habi-

tat, protecting rivers and streams and improving pastureland. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Burnett-Washburn Local Work Group will be meeting at 9 a.m., at the Spooner USDA Service Center, Spooner. The meeting will include discussing priority resource concerns, the EQIP local and area funding pools, the ranking process/questions for the cropland and grazing pools, review of statewide practice

list and payment caps and recommendations for area funding pool questions for the upcoming 2014 EQIP signup. A detailed agenda will be posted at the Spooner Service Center. For more information, contact district conservationist Tom Fredrickson, 800 N. Front St., Room 102, Spooner, WI 54801; or phone 715-635-8228, ext. 3; email@tom.fredrickson@wi.usda. gov. — from NRCS

Jauch undergoes hip-replacement surgery POPLAR — State Sen. Bob Jauch, DPoplar, was scheduled to undergo complete hip-replacement surgery on Friday, Aug. 16. The northern lawmaker said he expected to be in the hospital for a day or two and looks forward to a full recovery in three to

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Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association to hold annual meeting SPOONER — The 2013 annual meeting of the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Regional Department of Natural Resources Service Center, 810 Maple St., Spooner. Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m. A business meeting, including board election, begins at 9:15 a.m. Dr. Susan

Knight, from UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, will present “Lake Plants We All Love” at 9:30 a.m. A roundtable discussion of what’s happening on our lakes and rivers will begin at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Craig Walkey, 715-354-7386 or — from WCLRA

ner.” Jauch expects to be able to return to Madison for the September floor period and will be staying in close contact with his staff and his colleagues as he recovers. — from the office of Sen. Jauch

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RICE LAKE — Final registration for fall semester at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County will begin at the end of this month. Final registration for continuing students will begin on Monday, Aug. 26. Orientation and Registration Day for new and transfer students will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Final registration will then continue for new and continuing students on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 29. Fall semester classes begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 3. During final registration, students pay tuition, receive parking permits, student IDs and class schedules, and pick up textbooks. Orientation and Registration Day for new and transfer students will start in The Commons at 8:30 a.m. with checkin followed by a welcome from Dean Paul Chase and an overview of the day in the fine arts theater. From 9:35-10 a.m. students will visit with their academic advisor and from 10:05 a.m.–12:30 p.m. students will attend a Campus Connections program to familiarize themselves with the campus. During this time, parents of the students will visit with student services staff and receive a campus tour. Following lunch, both the students and parents will attend a fun presentation in the fine arts theater. The day will end at approximately 3 p.m. New students who cannot return to the campus later in the week for final registration can complete the process between 3 and 5 p.m. Tuition and fees for on-campus courses for fall semester are $2,680.61 for full-time students carrying 12-18 credits and $223.38 per credit for part-time students. Students registered for online classes pay a different tuition rate. For more information on placement testing, orientation, registration, fees, financial aid or course offerings contact the UWBC Office of Student Services at 715-234-8176, ext. 1. — from UWBC

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You’re gonna love this ReStore place by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller began an outreach organization that would grow and grow and eventually be called Habitat for Humanity International. The concept was born at Koinonia Farm outside Americus, Ga. Koinonia is a Greek word meaning society. The farm had been founded in 1942 by farmer and Biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. When the Fullers first visited Koinonia in 1965, they had just left a successful business and affluent lifestyle in Montgomery, Ala., in order to begin a new life of Christian service. Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of partnership housing centered on those in need of adequate shelter and the idea of working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. The funding for the new organization would come from the new homeowners house payments, so it was decided they would call it The Fund for Humanity. Ambitious and anxious to succeed, in 1968 Koinonia laid out 42 half-acre house sites with four acres reserved as a community park and recreational area. You might say they built an entire suburb. Capital was donated from around the country to start the work and homes were built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. The basic model of Habitat for Humanity was begun. In 1984, former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, nearby Georgia residents, took their first Habitat work trip in New York City. Because of their personal involvement, the organization gained national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. Since then, the work of Habitat has created thousands of homes for low-income families. Today they have built or repaired more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world. Habitat for Humanity has made an appearance in Washburn County with a house in Shell Lake, another in Birchwood, and one in Spooner. The concept isn’t new to the area, but the ReStore might be. The new Spooner ReStore is the result of a merger between Wild River Habitat for Humanity and affiliates in Rusk and Washburn counties in order to provide funding for the Habitat program. Paul Nedland, Spooner store manager, says that their store will take, “Every-

Paul Nedland is the general The new Spooner ReStore building is hard to miss and the manager of the new Spooner parking lot can accommodate many vehicles, either picking ReStore on Hwy. 63. items up or dropping them off. — Photos by Diane Dryden

The shelves in this 10,000-square-foot building will be full to overflowing by the store’s grand opening Saturday, Sept. 14. thing, including the kitchen sink. We’re there are tax-deductible receipts available here to resell items to be able to fund for all items. Here’s where the store becomes truly user friendly. Not only will houses and house repairs for the needy.” They’re looking for donations of build- they carry construction materials, but also ing materials, the more of one item, the it will be a thrift store on steroids. You’ll better. “We would appreciate if someone be able to find all your favorite things, who, as an example, has siding … we lamps, knickknacks, dishes, bed frames would appreciate at least a case or more.” no mattresses though, or clothes for that They are also looking for nonbroken matter - and anything, including furniture windows, interior and exterior doors, and appliances down to records, books drywall and OSB plywood that’s at least and movies, that anyone would need in 4’x 4’ and for any lumber donated, it’s re- order to set up housekeeping. All of these quested they be at least 6 feet in length. things are available to the buying public There is no credit for donations; in other Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. words, you can’t build up credit that you to 6 p.m. after Saturday, Sept. 14, which can use against your own purchases, but is their grand opening day. They are al-

Wolves and coyotes

Stan Tekiella, wildlife biologist, photographer and writer, was the guest speaker at the Long Lake Preservation Association Cakes at the Lake event held at Hunt Hill on Saturday, Aug. 17. He talked about the life cycle of wolves, coyotes and the fox. He has spent 30 years in the field studying wolves and has written over 130 books on nature. — Photo by Larry Samson

ready taking donations every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hopefully by the grand opening they will have their dumpsters in place for their recycle service, giving you a place to drop off those nonplasma TVs, computers and air conditioners. They will carry a charge of $10 each to recycle, but computer towers are free to drop. They’re also looking for any metal objects, farm fencing except for barbed wire, and even clean feeders for chickens and the like. Here’s another great service the store will provide, the pickup of materials. If you have no way to get your items to the shop, they’ll come and pick them up. They’re also interested in complete estates because every penny that comes in goes back out to Habitat and their projects. Bring in as much as you have because they need to fill the 10,000 square feet in the main store and an additional 4,000-square-foot area on the side of the building. Naturally, to make the maximum amount of money all the ReStores operate on a mostly volunteer basis, with few people on salary. Manager Nedland says he’ll be happy to work with anyone when it comes to his or her hours. “Even if someone can just give an hour a day, it will help. There are jobs that require heavy lifting up to 100 pounds and others that involve sorting and shelving the small items. Right now we need the most help immediately to set up the store. Volunteers need to be at least 18 and when we get truly up and running, we hope the store can support some paid staff including an assistant manager and office staff.” Anyone can also pick up an application for a Habitat home or a refurbish of his or her current residence. After a review by the Habitat board, those who meet the requirements for a home need to save for the closing costs which run between $500 and $1,500. They also need to save up for a modest down payment and Habitat arranges financing for the recipients house payments. Several houses are already on the docket for this year and for more information about Habitat for Humanity or the ReStore, there are three numbers you can call, 715-635-4771, 715-635-4774 or the business cell number, 715-520-8200. The ReStore’s grand opening will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, with the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and a free lunch will be served between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Five generations

This family of five generations from Shell Lake include back row (L to R): Lynda Smith, great-grandma; and Larry Parker, grandpa. Front: Amanda Parker, mother; Brantley Stanford; and Ruth Thompson, great-great-grandmother, who turned 90 in March. — Photo submitted



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Football season starts Friday

Photos by Larry Samson

David Brereton makes a tackle on the Boyceville running back.

Dylan Sandwick took the snap for the Lakers in their scrimmage with Webster and Boyceville on Friday, Aug. 16, at Clayton. The Lakers were Freshman James Crawford is off and running for his first varsity able to move the ball downfield using a mix of plays. Sandwick is the touchdown. He will be the third running back for Shell Lake. backup quarterback as Sam Livingston recovers from surgery.

Tanner Williams uses his blockers on this run. The senior is quick and fast as running back.

Spooner starts football season with new coach LEFT: Head coach Jeromie Voeltz address his players after practice on Thursday, Aug. 15. Spooner will start the season with Voletlz as the new head football coach, Coach Josh Fizel left Spooner to coach Eau Claire North. Voetlz,an experienced coach, was the head coach at Webster High School for the past seven seasons.

Photos by Larry Samson

LEFT: Pvt. Patrick Baker’s first day in pads was the Baldwin/Woodville scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 16. He was late in reporting for football training camp because he was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Coach Jeromie Voeltz watches as his defense chases down running back Tim Meister as he evades defensive men Brett Gauger, Dylan Sahr and Jason Dewey. Spooner’s first game of the season will be a nonconference game at Ellsworth on Friday, Aug. 23.

Tanner Vic steps in front of a pass for an interception during practice.



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Over 100 tee off for sixth-annual SHS golf outing

Don Haack, Bob Otto, and Phil and Nancy Markgren were the These golfers were ready to head out to tee off. first-place co-ed team. SPOONER — The weather was gor- We are so thankful for our sponsors as Insurance. geous when over 100 golfers teed off on well as the other donors because our golf Over 30 nice raffle items Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Spooner Golf outing would not be successful without were given out.  Larry Neste Course for the sixth-annual Spooner them.”  was the winner of a kayak. Health System golf outing.  Proceeds from First place in the event Platinum sponsors included  Johnson the event will be used to support special Bank, Health Tech Management Services, went to a team representing capital projects at SHS.  Market & Johnson, Shared Medical Tech- Shared Medical Technology: “We had 26 teams this year, which is nology, Essentia Health and Partners of Frank Zadra, Harry Nederour largest number of teams yet,” says Spooner Health System.  Gold sponsors brock, Larry Alt and Bruce Mike Schafer, SHS CEO.  “We want to included CliftonLarsonAllen and BWBR Crotteau, with a score of extend our appreciation to everyone who Architects.  Silver sponsors included 56. Also with a score of 56, came out and golfed at this year’s event.  Spooner Bake Shoppe, Wapiti and Holden second place went to Tim Bassett, Steve Sevals, Dave Dewey and Bill Gipp. Third place went to Dave Sumner, Dan Donnelen, Jeff Lee Diane Neste was quite happy her husband, Larry, won the and Dave Olsen, also with a kayak for her during the Spooner Health System golf outing on score of 56.  First-place coed Wednesday, Aug. 14. — Photos submitted team went to Phil MarkHole No. 10 Longest Drive, Chris Thompgren, Nancy Markgren, Don Haack and son; Hole No. 11 Closest Second Shot, Bob Otto with a score of 63. First-place Dave Olsen; Hole No. 12 Longest Putt, women’s team went to Kelly Richter, Dave Dewey; Hole No. 13 Closest Third Steph Arneberg, Ashley Villella and Anne Shot, Jeff Lee; Hole No. 14 Longest Putt, Focht with a score of 76. Ties are broken Sam Dehaven; Hole No. 15 Closest to the by scorecard playoff,  hole 18 backward. Pin (Women), Carol Heim; Hole No. 16 Hole event prizes included:  Hole No. 1 Closest Second Shot, Herb Brust; Hole No. Longest Putt, Joe Walker; Hole No. 2 Clos- 17 Closest to the Pin, Tim Sessions; and est to the Pin, Rick Halvorson; Hole No. 3 Hole No. 18 Longest Putt, Don Haack.  Closest Third Shot, Justin Huebner; Hole Don Haack, SHS board member, won No. 4 Closest to the Pin, Patrick Custom a new putter for having the highest score Homes and Realty; Hole No. 5 Longest in the putting contest. Second and third Drive (Women), Erin Vogland; Hole No. place went to Mike Knoepke and Deb 6 Closest to the Pin, Cherie Bagley; Hole Lyrek. — from SHS No. 7 Longest Putt, Josh Smith; Hole No. The women’s winning team, Kelly Richter, Steph Arneberg, Ashley Villella and Anne Focht, were 8 Shortest Drive, Angie Prorak; Hole No. having a little fun out on the golf course. 9 Closest to a Bunker, Ashley Gargulak;

Attention all bowlers by Claudia Place Special to the Register SPOONER — The lanes are open for the fall season and bowlers for league bowling are being sought. For those wishing to join a league, call 715-939-1203, afternoons and evenings. There will be Monday, 1:30 p.m. mixed league for men or women. There is a need of teams. You can bring an entire team or join whether you are male, female, young or old. Please call Claudia Place, 715-6353963.

The Heart of the North League on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., is looking to fill its women’s league. Teams of four women or individual women that are interested, please contact Place as well. Anyone interested in the sport of bowling is welcome whether you are a new bowler or have bowled in the past. Bowling can be a fun sport with your friends and family or where your friends become family.

Golf clinic planned SPOONER — The Spooner Golf Club and the Lakeland Family Resource Center invite you to the Spooner Golf Club PGA Free Family Clinics. Golf pro Dave Torbenson and staff will offer golfing advice, techniques and tips to encourage families to learn a sport that can be enjoyed as a family and played for a lifetime. The session is scheduled for Saturday,

Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.- noon. A cookout will be served following the session. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Contact Spooner Golf Club at 715-6353580 to register. The clinic and the lunch are free. This event is made possible in part with funds from the Spooner Golf Club and Washburn County Department of Health and Human Services. — from LFRC

Spooner Ladies League Aug. 13

9-hole Game: Reverse Cha Cha Cha First: Debbi Stocco, Connie Kesti, Merrelyn Dawson and Joyce Borum, 55 Second: Dayna Case, Emily Durand, Ann Ring and Nancy Rich, 56 Third: Mary Lou Barneson, Lee Weiss, Jo Ann Warner and Jan Huse, 59 Chip-in: Lee Weiss, No. 4

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schedule Varsity football

Friday, Aug. 23: Nonconference at Phillips, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31: Nonconference at Wisconsin Heights, Carson Park, Eau Claire, 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6: Vs. Clayton, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: At Elmwood, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: Nonconference at Flambeau, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27: At Turtle Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: Vs. Pepin/Alma, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11: At Clear Lake, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18: Vs. Lake Holcombe/Cornell, 7 p.m.

Middle school football Thursday, Aug. 29: Scrimmage at St. Croix Falls, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5: At Clear Lake, 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9: Vs. Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12: Scrimmage with Clayton, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: Vs. Spooner, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: Vs. Flambeau, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: At Turtle Lake, 5 p.m.

Varsity volleyball 18-hole Game: Reverse Cha Cha Cha First: Terrie Storlie, Connie Pillar, Jan Pierson and Linda Nichols, 113 Second: Kathy DeBriyn, Carol Heim, Nancy Markgren and Carol Fields, 114 Third: Peggy Holman, Midge Kremer, Sarah Carr and Shirley Gallop, 115 Chip-ins: Terrie Storlie, No. 5; and Midge Kremer, No. 6

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Scrimmage at Webster, 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29: Vs. Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31: At Spooner Invitational, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5: Vs. Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12: At Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17: At Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: At Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: At Prairie Farm, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: At Cameron, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1: At Turtle Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5: At Amery Invitational, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: Vs. Clayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10: Vs. Clear Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: Shell Lake Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: Regional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31: Sectional, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: Sectional, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8: State at Resch Center, Green Bay, 10 a.m.

Varsity/JV cross country Thursday, Aug. 29: At Grantsburg, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3: At Bruce, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5: At Spooner, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10: At Webster, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12: At Unity, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17: At Rice Lake, 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: Butternut Hills Golf Course in Sarona, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30: At Cumberland, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8: At Hayward, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Conference meet at Frederic, 4 p.m.

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Sheep Day held at Spooner Research Station LEFT: Over 60 farmers from the Great Lakes Region attended the 61st-annual Spooner Sheep Day at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station. In addition to the more local folks, one farm couple from North Carolina came up for the program. The daylong program held Saturday, Aug. 17, presented the latest information and studies done in the milking sheep industry. — Photo by Larry Samson

Emily Olund poses with the sheep she has come to know during her summer internship. She will be returning to her junior year at UW-Madison studying animal science/prevet. She wants to work in a large-animal practice someday. While the Rice Lake graduate has grown up with animals, this was her first exposure to sheep. — Photo by Larry Samson

RIGHT: The ewes wait their turn to enter the milking parlor after they come off the pasture. — Photo by Larry Samson

LEFT: Rudy Erickson presented the Sheep Industry Award to UW-Madison professor Dave Thomas for his service as an educator and leader in the Wisconsin sheep industry. — Photo submitted Rudy Erickson presented the Sheep Industry Award to Tom Ostlie, Central Livestock Association, Zumbrota Minn. — Photo submitted

Show and Sale ends season with buyers appreciation picnic

In the Swine Division, the top awards went to Alecia Knoop, with a tie for Grand Champion Rate of Gain; Becker Lindner with the Grand Champion Swine trophy; Bob Bontekoe, Reserve Champion Carcass, tie for Grand Champion Rate of Gain and the Proficiency Trophy; and Daniel Pederson, Grand Champion Carcass. Not pictured: Abby Zehm, Reserve Champion Rate of Gain; and Nathaniel Swan, Reserve Champion Swine.

In the Lamb Division the top awards went to Austin Schultz for Grand Champion Lamb, Grand Champion Carcass and the Proficiency Trophy; Carter Lawrence, Grand Champion Rate of Gain and Reserve Champion Carcass; Cassie Lawrence, Reserve Champion Lamb; and Andrea Bauch, Reserve Champion Rate of Gain.

Shell Lake youth show at state fair

Photos by Melissa Crosby

The Show and Sale held their annual buyers appreciation picnic at the Washburn County Fairgrounds on Monday, Aug. 12. The top awards for the beef division were awarded. Alecia Knoop, who was standing in for her brother, Bryan Knoop, who couldn’t be there, accepted the award for Reserve Champion Carcass. Danielle Kuechle, received the Grand Champion Steer, Grand Champion Carcass and the Proficiency trophy. Katie Crosby received the Grand Champion Rate of Gain and Reserve Champion Steer trophies. Tyler Crosby received the Reserve Champion Rate of Gain trophy

Marty Anderson, Amber Anderson, Tyler Crosby, Katie Crosby, and Trevor Anderson showed their dairy cattle and participated in the dairy show at the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 1-4 in Milwaukee. They had fun and it was a learning experience for the Shell Lake students.



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Some of our mornings have been downright chilly. It’s been nice sleeping weather though, makes one get that fall feeling. Yes, summer vacations will soon be over. We sure could use some rain. The crops, lawns and trees are really getting stressed. Farmers were busy putting up hay this past week and the ones with pivots had the water on. Too bad the heavy rains in the Southwest couldn’t come this way. It’s sweet corn time and that first taste of fresh corn on the cob is always the best. August always boasts a variety of fresh veggies and fruits, either from one’s garden, roadside stand or farmers market, so that makes cooking easy. Mavis (Huerth) Schlapper and Joyce (Huerth) Schlapper attended the Shell Lake Class of 1948 65th class reunion held at Lakeview in Shell Lake on Wednesday afternoon. Report around 20 classmates out of 38 attended. They had a nice day together. From Sarona way, Marie (Powers) King and husband Dick attended the class reunion of Spooner classes of 1956, 1957 and 1958 that was held at Bob and Judy Gillette’s home in Stone Lake. A pig roast was held Wednesday. I had a phone visit with my sister, Nell Lee, Class of ’57. She reported it was so nice, great weather, well-planned and organized, great food, a band and just awesome, a fun day of reminiscing with around 100 attending. The Oak Lakers gathered at the home of Sharon Cooper on Wednesday, Aug. 14, for a neighborhood brunch. Attending were Linnea Olesen, Jill Rivard, Judy Deber, Darrel and Jan Walker, Bob and Joyce Kibler, Steve Gilhouse, Marion and Kenny Reiter and John and Rochelle S. Charlotte Shover had Elfreda West and me over for coffee and fresh blueberry coffeecake and a great visit with her and Dick. We got to see her beautiful quilts and wall hangings and their beautiful place there on Little Ripley Shores. Elaine Mask and her son, Tom, from the Twin Cities,


were up this weekend and visited folks in the Rice Lake area and Gloria and Anton Frey. She was a grade school friend of Gloria’s. Elfreda and Debbie West had birthday cake with Mike for his birthday on Wednesday at Heritage Manor. Vivian Bergman went with her brother, Gene, and Kathy and their son, Scott, and his family to the Strickland Church’s chicken dinner Sunday. Reported very good. Londa Swan, 60, Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly last Saturday at her home. She leaves her husband, Dave; two daughters and their families; her brothers, Mark and Donnie Bruce; and sister Connie (Dave) Zaloudek. Keep them in your prayers. Dave lost his dad, Jim Swan; his sister, Wendy; and now his wife, all in a year. Greg and Sue Krantz attended the funeral service for Londa in Eau Claire on Saturday. Russ and Nancy Furchtenicht took a couple of days off and went on a Mississippi River dinner cruise with music for their 35th wedding anniversary. Ryan and Jessie Furchtenicht had Russ and Nancy and brothers Corey and friend Charlene and her daughter, Marissa, and Craig and friend Sarah Jamee’ over for supper Sunday night to celebrate their folks’ anniversary. Casey Furchtenicht spent the past week at freshman orientation for Northland College, Ashland. After touring the college, they went backpacking, hiking and camping. His group went to the Porcupine Mountains in the U.P. of Michigan. He reported it was awesome. Marlene Hansen is moving to Rice Lake soon. She is selling some stuff, along with the LeRoy Sandridge Auction on Long Lake Avenue. Sarona Methodist Church will be serving lunch. So remember to attend on Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, is Whitetail Campground’s golf tourney. Tee time is 11 a.m. There is a potluck at 5 p.m. at Backwoods. Congratulations to Brett Holman on earning his Eagle

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by Judy Pieper

Did you hear about the terrible fire at the Mark and Judy Ullom farm on Thursday evening, Aug. 15? At about 10:45 p.m., Vanessa Miller, a young lady from Minnesota, was driving south on Hwy. 63, heading home. As she got past the Brick Yard Road, she could see that Mark and Judy’s barn was on fire. She pulled into their driveway and laid on the horn. Mark, who was already in bed and sleeping, came out of the house to see what in the world was going on. After she told him the barn was burning, she stayed to help get cows out. When they got to the barn, Mark turned on the lights and he said that, at first, everything looked normal. Then they looked to the side barn and saw that the lights weren’t on and they could see embers in the ceiling. One cow was standing directly beneath where the fire had gotten a good start, and even though she had backed out of her stall as far as the chain would let her, embers and ashes were falling on her shoulder. Well, you can imagine that the poor thing was terrified and had her chain pulled as far and as tight as an animal that big could get it. Mark was afraid that they wouldn’t be able to get her out, but his son, Brian, who is a big, strong young man, grabbed her collar, pulled her forward enough to loosen the chain, and got her out of there. Mark, Brian, Judy and Vanessa kept freeing the cows and chasing them out of the barn, even though they could hear the timbers crackling with fire, until they couldn’t see any more because of the smoke. There were still about 20 or 25 cows in the barn and Mark didn’t think they would be able to save them. However, Chief Keith Dahlstrom of the Shell Lake Fire Department and his crew of firefighters arrived and had masks and were able to go in and release the rest of the cows. Not one cow or calf died in that fire. And, not one person was hurt. It was a miracle. Randy Bertleson had moved his cows out of Suzy and Ryan Lehmann’s barn about three weeks ago, and their barn was all set up for milking and was standing empty. So, Duane called Ryan, who was in California at the time, and told him about the fire. Ryan immediately told Duane to let Mark know that if he didn’t already have a place to take his cows that he should take them to the Lehmann farm. Duane drove to the Ullom farm and tried to get in to let Mark know that he could use Ryan’s barn. One of the policemen who were directing traffic wasn’t too keen on the idea of Duane going in there, but Duane persisted and the officer finally gave up and accompanied him in to talk to Mark. Can you imagine the chaos going on? Cows are bellowing and milling about, firemen, hoses and trucks all around, red and blue lights flashing. During a catastrophe like that it seems as though nothing will ever be normal again. Well, let me tell you, by Friday morning at about 6 a.m., some of Mark and Judy’s cows were already in the Lehmann barn, standing calmly in the stalls, and Judy, Brenda and Holly were milking them. It took a few hours to get all the cows trucked over, but they are all there and seemed to feel right at home by that evening. I’m not sure how long they will be there because I have no idea how long it will take Mark and Judy to have someone clean out the old barn and build a new one, but I do know they are welcome there for as long as it takes. Oh, the cow who had cinders and ashes dropping on her shoulder has some burns, but Mark and Judy are

Scout award at a beautiful ceremony in his honor Saturday evening. Saturday, Elaine Ryan and Rocky Furchtenicht attended a reception in Holcombe for her niece, Teela Fields, who married David Hill. Teela is Elaine’s late sister Linda’s oldest daughter. Sunday night, Elaine and Rocky had her kids over for supper to celebrate the July birthdays. Attending were Nicki and Shane Baker and boys from Rice Lake, Danielle Ryan and Nathan Ryan, from Shell Lake. Belated wishes to them. Friday evening I joined daughter Mary Marschall’s family out to eat celebrating Sara and Kyle Mathison’s first wedding anniversary, Kyle’s 24th birthday Ashley Anderson’s 22nd, and Brian Marschall’s 20th birthdays. We went to Hilltop in Timberland. Grandson Brady Marschall was working last Wednesday on Lake Road, Shell Lake, and had his lunchbox with his wallet in that evidently fell out of the work truck. When they got to the next job site he searched for it but to no avail. He went back to look for it and found it along the road with all the contents in it but no billfold. That evening he got a phone call. Jim Crowell had found it and gave it back all intact. Brady was so grateful. Birthday wishes this week go out to Tina Zaloudek and my aunt, Marcella Shoquist in the Hayward nursing home turns 99 on Aug. 22; Eric Konop, Aug. 23; Curt Johnson and Warren Greenhow, Aug. 24; Paige Coulter, Bailee Jean Hanson and Joshua Pederson, Aug. 25; Audrey Spexet, Peggy McKibben, Sue Hansen, Jean Ricci, Ashley Gagner and Adam Kemp, Aug. 26; Lynda Myer, Opal Hause and Brandon Degner, Aug. 27; Ann Johnson, Jerry Gronning and Jessie Baxter, Aug. 28. Have a fun one. Anniversary wishes to Howard and Jean Furchtenicht, their 57th, Aug. 24; Lindsey and Kellen Nelson, Aug. 25; Rick and Carla Townsend, Aug. 27; Jack and Kathy Dahlstrom and David and Mary Halvorson, Aug. 28.

treating her with medicated salve and she was standing comfortably with the others in her new stall. Mark and Judy are pretty much overwhelmed by the kindness everyone has shown them the past few days since the fire. They want everyone to know how much they appreciate everything. Mark said that they have had so many phone calls and people dropping by just to make sure that they are doing OK. He said that they came home one afternoon and found a bag of sweet corn that someone had dropped off for them on the porch. Their daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Travis Levine, came home and stayed for the entire weekend to help. Everyone who knows Mark and Judy are very thankful that they were able to save their cows without anyone being hurt. We will all be watching, and maybe helping, as their new barn goes up. We had a perfect day for our outdoor worship service at Barronett Lutheran again on Sunday. It was sunny, but just cool enough to be comfortable. The food at the potluck dinner after the service was, as usual, delicious, and everyone had a good time visiting and enjoying the food. This might sound a little goofy, but I think cleaning up afterward with everyone helping is almost as much fun as having the dinner. We all get a chance to talk while we are scraping plates and washing dishes. Call me crazy, but I like it. The Wiesner family and friends reunion, which was held at Wiesner Chapel on CTH V on Sunday, was a huge success too. There was lots of good food to eat and people to visit with. They held a silent auction, and I bought a mystery box that had two old bridles in it. I gave them to Miriah to hang in the stable. They had a live auction too, and there were quite a few beautiful handmade quilts, afghans and other crafty things on that. It was fun. Well, it worked. Terry Goodrich got one of Roger Dutilly’s pies without having to write his own request. He had me do it for him. Roger brought Terry a double-crust rhubarb pie. Terry said that the crust was so thin and so delicious that he asked for, and got, the recipe from Roger. I can’t imagine Terry making his own pies, but who knows. The only request that Roger had was that Terry not ruin the pie by putting ice cream or whipped cream on it. Terry told him that he had absolutely no intention of doing that. Anyway, before Roger even got out of the driveway Terry was sampling that pie. And he wasn’t the only one. Terry had a guest there, and when he turned around he saw that his guest had taken a finger, wiped it around the outer edge of the pie tin, and was licking the finger off. Maybe that’s where the phrase “finger-licking good” comes from. Needless to say, both Terry and his guest thoroughly enjoyed the pie. Terry said that Roger told him he has baked 63 pies so far this summer and that his goal is 75. He has to make eight more for a church, so that will bring his total up to 71. Sounds as if he won’t have any trouble meeting or passing his goal. Terry said that he’s not going to mention any names, but the there is a lady in a local insurance office who would love to have one of Roger’s pies to take to her mother. Consider that a subtle hint, Roger. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. I hope your week is wonderful. See you next time.

by Helen V. Pederson

On Monday, we woke up to overcast skies. I don’t think we are forecast to have rain, but if it comes, we will welcome it. Last Sunday, we were very sorry to hear of the death of a beautiful lady, Londa (Bruce) Swan, 60, of Eau Claire. She was married to David Swan, son of Ruth and Jim Swan. She had opened a day care in her home, which she had run for 30 years. I am sure her cherubs are devastated by her death. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of her family. Her funeral was at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Another piece of bad news also happened last week. Mark and Judy Ullom of rural Barronett lost their barn to fire. A passerby came in to tell them and they were able to get all the cows out but one. They continue to milk cows at a neighbor’s farm. We are keeping them in our prayers. One of our caregivers here at Glenview has left us to pursue her career in nursing, Nancy (Peterson) Forrestal who lives in Barronett. Good luck Nancy. Wendell Lee Turpin, son Shawn, and a group of buddies from Whiting, Ind., spent last week at his new home here in Shell Lake. Thursday night they went for a hayride with Jeff Pederson as the driver. Saturday night he had a house warming with many relatives and friends joining him. Arlys Santiago and Peder Pederson attended from our area. Peder Pederson, Curt and Martha and Daniel Pederson attended church in Trego and a picnic which followed. Congratulations to Jasmine Dahlstrom, daughter of Jack and Kathy, who was married Friday night in the Twin Cities. Friday night, Mary and John Marschall took Brian and Ashley, Sara and Kyle Mathison, Marian Furchtenicht and Brady to Hilltop Restaurant to celebrate birthdays and Kyle and Sara’s wedding anniversary. Saturday found them at John’s mother’s farm in Amery to help her with her haying. Saturday night John and Mary attended the yearly party that Swan Wennerberg puts on at his cabin. Brent Pederson and his friend, Nicole Cummings, were invited to a Twins game on Sunday by Gina White who had won the suite with all the trimmings by entering a football youth drawing in Stillwater. She invited all her cousins on the Pederson side to come. There were about 15. The Twins didn’t win but they had a good time. Attendng where her brother, Jeremy, and Betsy, of Madison, Greta and Logan Zinsli, Megan and Dustin, Stephanie and Cory Cowell and Nick Pederson and a friend of his, all of Eau Claire, Aaron Pederson of New Ulm, and of course Gina White and her friend, Nick. Millions who long for immortality do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Have a good week. The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday. Your community connection.




53 3rd St., Shell Lake 715-468-2734 Rev. John Sahlstrom, Rev. John Hendry Youth Director Ryan Hunziker, Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery Provided; Faith & Friends, K - 6th grades, Wednesdays 3:15 - 5 p.m.; Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades, Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Corner of Elm and Summit St., Spooner 715-635-8475 Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


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

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293 S. Hwy. 63, Shell Lake Pastor Virgil Amundson 715-468-2895 Sunday School & Adult Education Classes: 9 a.m. Celebration worship 9 & 10:30 a.m.; KFC (Kids For Christ) during Service; UTurn Student Ministries 6 p.m.; Tuesdays: Compassion Connection (Men only) 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: Compassion Connection (Women only) 7 p.m.; Thursdays: Compassion Connection (Coed meetings) 7 p.m.;


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

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

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom Sunday services, 8:30 a.m. outdoors; 10:15 a.m. indoors

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

803 Second St., Shell Lake 715-468-7718 shelllakesalem Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m..

Timberland Ringebu Free Lutheran

20805 CTH H, Barronett 715-468-4403 Pastor Al Bedard Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Family Worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship follows worship Holy Communion first Sunday of the month Midweek Studies Mondays 2 p.m. 1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.


(Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Bible study 8 a.m.; Thursday worship 6:30 p.m. Lutheran Hour on WJMC 96.1 FM Radio at 9 a.m. Sundays

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 715-635-2768 Pastor Ron Gormong, Senior Pastor; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 a.m. Sunday Worship; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; nursery provided; 6:30 a.m. Youth Ministry, grades 6-12; 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study and prayer


Trinity Lutheran

United Methodist

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

Faith Lutheran

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic


Long Lake Lutheran Church

135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake, 715-468-2405 Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School during worship time; webcast slumc

Sarona Methodist Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 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.

Cornerstone Christian

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wed. Prayer: 6:30 p.m.

Trego Community Church

Pastor John Iaffaldano W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; 6:30-8 p.m. AWANA Sept. - April. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., all ages. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Bishop Patrick F. Roper 715-719-0124 644 S. 6th Street, Barron 715-537-3679 Sunday: Sacrament 10 a.m., Sunday School/Primary 11:20 a.m., Priesthood/Relief Society 12:10 p.m.

A stranger walked into our recording studio and was impressed with all of the equipment that we use. He had difficulty believing everything that he saw. Turning to me he asked, “Where did you get the loot to buy all this?” “From God,” I answered. “We ask him for what we need and he always provides it to us when we need it!” We walked to my office and paused in front of our “prayer board” which contained pictures of the items we were praying for. Looking at a folding machine he asked, “Think you’ll get it?” I replied, “I know we will. God answers prayer!” With an unbelieving smile he sat down across from me. The phone rang and a voice said, “I just heard your broadcast and it blessed my heart. I want to do something for you. What do you need?” “A folding machine,” I answered. “Order it,” he said, “I’m sending the check right now.” “Wow! I’ve just seen a live answer to prayer!” Jesus said, “Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

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If you like calicos, I have good news, Right now there’s six, from which you can choose. Some are real bright, and the others dilute, One thing they all are, you’ve got it, they’re cute. Three are young kittens, the others adult, The reason they’re here, surely isn’t their fault. Ashley and Alli would like you to know, That they should be first of the six cats to go. They’ve been here the longest, so I must agree, But all will be waiting for you to come see. Cats for adoption:  9-month-old shorthair calico/tiger mix; 11-month-old medium-hair calico; 3-month-old male black/white shorthair kitten; 2-year-old neutered shorthair tiger; 9-week-old gray/ white shorthair kitten; two 9-week-old dilute calicos; 3-month-old dilute calico; 2-year-old dilute calico; 1-1/2-year-old male black/gray shorthair tabby and a number of kittens ranging from 6-9 weeks old including medium-hair torties, orange/white Manx and two medium-hair black kittens. Dogs for adoption: 8-year-old neutered poodle mix; 2-year-old spayed Newfoundland/Airedale mix; 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-year-old male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 4-year-old neutered Lhasa apso mix; 7-month-old female pit mix and a 7-month-old female bulldog/hound mix.

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OBITUARIES Send death notices/obituaries to P.O. Box 455, Shell Lake, WI 54871 or email

Thomas J. Ullom Thomas J. Ullom III, 73, Spooner, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. He was born April 3, 1940, in Shell Lake, to Thomas and Marie (Adams) Ullom II. He was married in Vancouver, Wash., on Sept. 4, 1981, to Deborah Quilieo. Tom was an avid lover of Western movies and NASCAR. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Tom is survived by his wife, Deborah, Spooner; sons, Tom Ullom, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Kurtis (Mary) Ullom, Wichita Falls, Texas; daughters Debbie (Ronnie) Minor, San Marcus, Texas, Connie Garcia, Iowa Park, Texas, and Julie McGuire, Iowa Park, Texas; stepson,

Adding acid to home-canned tomato products is essential SPOONER — Tomato plants are beginning to yield, and with the new crop comes a new activity, home canning. Whether you’re canning whole tomatoes, homemade ketchup, pasta sauce or anything in between, adding acid to canned tomato products is a must, according to University of Wisconsin – Extension’s, Deb Meyer. “Tomatoes can be preserved by canning, drying, freezing or pickling,” says Meyer. “And when foods are homecanned, the safety depends primarily on the amount of acid in the product.” Though tomatoes are usually considered a high-acid food, food safety researchers now know that the pH (acid) levels of tomatoes and other fruits can vary greatly because of many factors, including climate, soil, cultivar variety and ripeness. Because of this variation in acid levels, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends adding acid to all home-canned tomato products. Meyer warns that improperly canned foods are dangerous to consume. “Foods canned with too little acid may allow the bacteria that cause botulism to grow in the jars, producing a deadly neurotoxin,” Meyer says. Adding acid to home-canned tomatoes is one way to help prevent botulism. “The rule is one-half teaspoon of citric acid or two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice for every quart of tomatoes,” Meyer says. “The acid can be mixed into the tomatoes or added to the jar directly before filling with product.” Using vinegar is also an option — 5 percent acetic acid at four tablespoons per quart, but because vinegar will affect the flavor, it may not be the best choice for things like plain canned

The Durocher family. — Photo submitted The Durochers will be in Shell Lake on Sunday, Aug. 25, for a 10 a.m. service at the Shell Lake beach pavilion. Lake Park Alliance Church is sponsoring the event. For more information, call John at 715-416-1946. For more information on the Durocher Family go to or YouTube The Durochers. — from Lake Park Alliance

Help kids discover that rivers are alive ST. CROIX FALLS — Are you passionate about the Namekagon and St. Croix rivers? Interested in sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with local students? Join the National Park Service this fall and become a volunteer for the Rivers Are Alive program. Each fall, hundreds of fourth-graders visit the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway for Rivers Are Alive field trips. Students discover river life by going mucking with a dip net, learn what the creatures they capture reveal about water quality and discuss what they can do to protect the riverway. “This program literally teaches kids to look beyond the surface. It sparks their imaginations about discovering hidden things, exploring new areas and topics, and seeing the world from a different perspective,” remarked Julie Galonska, manager of the riverway’s education programs. The National Park Service is currently recruiting volunteers who will assist with the Rivers Are Alive programs. Volunteers will assist a National Park Ranger in providing a safe and educational experience for the students. Duties may include loading/unloading equipment, setting up equipment, mucking in the river, leading an activity, and/or presenting a program. Programs take place on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at a variety of river landings on the St. Croix and Namekagon. For information about volunteer opportunities and to

get involved, please contact Jonathan Moore at jonathan_ or 715-491-6839. Teachers interested in scheduling Rivers are Alive field trips should call Branda Thwaits at 715-635-8346, ext. 425. — from NPS


To the staff at Indianhead Medical Center, all of my friends, relatives and neighbors for all their help. A special thank-you to Ken Harmon; Pastor John; Paula Scheu; Katherine; the Marker family; Christine; Ed; Patti & Terri and the Shell Lake Lions for all their wonderful visits, prayers, cards and support.

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tomatoes or tomato juice. And be sure to use bottled lemon juice, not fresh squeezed, for the assurance that your homecanned tomatoes will be safe and tasty, Meyer says. There are a few other important safety tips Meyer recommends keeping in mind when home-canning tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. “When choosing tomatoes to can, do not use tomatoes that are overripe or have bruises, cracks or insect damage,” she says. It is also unsafe to add thickening agents like flour and starch to tomato products before canning. Meyer instead recommends thickening things like tomato sauce and soup immediately before serving. Meyer also recommends using current, research-tested recipes for all home canning. “Just because a recipe is in print, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you and your family,” she says. “Canning recommendations have changed dramatically over the last 15 years, so if you are using recipes that date before 1994, it’s a good idea to set those aside and find an up-to-date recipe that has been tested for safety.” It is also important to make sure all canning equipment, such as boiling water or pressure canners, are in good working order. More information on adding acid to canned tomatoes is available at here: UWEX_addacidtomatoes.pdf. Extension Publishing also has several publications on canning tomatoes and general canning safety available at For specific home canning questions, contact Deb Meyer, UW-Extension office. – from UW-Extension

Par for Pets benefits WCAHS

Summer worship in the park

SHELL LAKE — Come join the Durocher family for a time of musical entertainment where one mom, one dad and nine of their 12 children, ages 8-23, will be performing creative originals and traditional favorites featuring amazing instrumentation and intricate harmonies. The Durochers have been entertaining audiences from Maine to Mexico at over 200 shows per year.

William (Jeni) Brown of Washington; stepdaughters, Amy (Joey) Uruo of Washington, and Elizabeth (Johnathan) Olszewski of Ohio; 18 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; sisters, Lois (Dale) Stellrecht, Spooner, and Diane “Pats” Silvus of Kansas; brothers, Jerry (Shirley) Ullom, Shell Lake, Mike (Diana) Ullom of Arkansas, and Dan (Janet) Ullom, Shell Lake; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Shell Lake Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Virgil Amundson officiating. Burial was in Shell Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sheldon Ullom, Steven McGuire, Andrew Garcia, Dale Stellrecht, Todd Ullom and Caleb Melton. The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

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SPOONER — On Sunday, Aug. 11, the Washburn County Area Humane Society held its sixth-annual Par for Pets golf fundraiser at the Spooner Golf Club. This year’s event had six teams from the Washburn County area that participated in a nine-hole scramble and fundraiser. Events held were silent auction, raffles, games on the course and hole sponsors. Golfers were treated to a chicken buffet dinner followed by awards. This year’s winners were: in first place the team of Justin Huebner, Erin Winesberg, Sue Winesberg and Jim Anderson with a score of 29, six under par. Kayla Berger, Joe Walker, Jeff Burketi and Max Anderson also had a score of 29. They lost a tiebreaker to place second. The Spooner Golf Club hosted the event. Hole sponsors were Anderson Hager & Moe, Community Bank of Northwest Wisconsin, Indianhead Credit Union, Sallie and Jim Lindstrom, Banana Abstract, Bank of the West, C&J Auto Body Shop, Dave’s Hardware Hank, IGA of Minong, Spooner Vet Clinic, Masterjohn Appraisals, Shell Lake State Bank, Spooner Eye Care and the Watkins family. This year’s Par For Pets golf event raised a little over $2,000 with WCAHS. With continued support from the Washburn County area, the animals that are or will be at this local shelter will all benefit from this fundraiser. — from WCAHS

Senior lunch menu

Monday, Aug. 26: Chicken Alfredo, brussels sprouts, cottage cheese - mandarin orange salad, apple pie. Tuesday, Aug. 27: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, yellow beans, cookie. Wednesday, Aug. 28: Pork chops, sauerkraut, baked potato, broccoli, ice-cream sundae. Thursday, Aug. 29: Kielbasa, rice pilaf, Oriental coleslaw, watermelon. Friday, Aug. 30: Tuna casserole, cooked spinach, fruit parfait. Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Call 715-468-4750. Menu subject to change. All meals served with coffee, milk and tea.


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SHELL LAKE — The Shell Lake Arts Center participates in the Special Milk Program through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, child-care institutions and summer camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses sponsors for the milk they serve.  Begun in 1955, the Special Milk Program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Food and Consumer Service. The Shell Lake Arts Center is a nonprofit summer camp for young musicians and artists.  It serves over 560 campers each summer, three meals a day for eight weeks. This program helps with some of the expenses it takes to keep the camp running.  This year marks its 46th camp season.  — from SLAC

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was busy playing Barbies. Wednesday evening, brother Mitch Strege and nephew Josh Strege visited Jerry and Gretchen Best. Saturday evening Jerry and Gretchen were over to see Gretchen’s mom, Lillian Strege. Also there were Barb Johnson, Circle Pines, Minn., and Chad and Gwen and Annie Strege. All enjoyed a good visit. Table talk: Do you think we’re going to get some rain this week? Saturday at the Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake a ceremony was held for David Granzin and Ericka Crosby. A 2:30 p.m., when the ceremony was held, five bride’s attendants and five groomsmen walked down the aisle. Later a reception was held in Siren with a wedding dance following. Ericka is the daughter of Darrel and Kim Crosby and the groom is the son of Bryan and Bonnie Granzin. May the young couple have a great life full of nothing but good. This past week, a fellow came to my house to do work and talking with him, we talked about the schooling of his two daughters. He lives in Minnesota and his daughters go year-round to school with breaks in between. It was interesting and I didn’t know that year-round school was in effect at this time. Carl and Betty Meister joined Joanne Schade and her daughter Rebecca at the Mike Schades’. You know, 20 years ago, I don’t remember states having fires or flood or droughts, do you? Here in Wisconsin we have a drought. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week!

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Last week, Carl and Betty Meister went to Hixton to pick blueberries at a blueberry farm along with their children. I had a nice surprise this week. When I opened my door, who came in with a big hug, but Ralph and Lupeta from Edinburg, Texas. They were here for about a week visiting. Ralph is the son of Ralph Smith Sr. and M. Pauline Smith. It was great catching up on the news. The Smiths left for home on Wednesday. It’s was sad to hear of Mark and Judy Ullom’s barn burning last Thursday evening. It happed about 11 p.m. Understand they got the cows out, which is good. Our sympathy is with you Mark and Judy, it is very hard to go through. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tom Ullom who passed away over the weekend. Tom had congestive heart failure and was a brother of Jerry and Dan Ullom and Lois Stellrecht of our area. Jim Toll tells us he went to Sandy Redding’s family prayer service on Thursday, Aug. 15. Dave Toll and his fiancée were up to Jim’s with Dave baling hay after Tammy raked it. What’s new at the Quams’? Well Marie tells us Jim gets up between 3 and 4 a.m. and cuts hay until milking time. A mighty long day, Jim! Those two pups of mine, Rory and Rammy, give me so much pleasure I can’t describe it. That little Rammy gets Rory going by putting his paws on Rory and away they go. They usually start at the coffee table and as fast as they can go, they are right behind each other, running around the coffee table, into the dining room, going about 90 mph, and then around the corners they slide around it, sometimes hitting the wall. Going about 100 mph around the corner, I could see how they had to slide. It’s such a good laugh, something everyone needs each day. Last Wednesday found Diane Hulleman going to Rice Lake and from there she went to the thrift store in Barron and made her way home. Saturday Mike and Nancy Murray visited Diane. They enjoyed supper and left about 9 p.m. Sunday Chad and Colleen Jensen brought Izzy out for Grandma to watch while they were golfing at Butternut. What was Diane doing with Izzy? Well she

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Golly, but it’s dry! Yes, the corn is firing from the bottom up, soybeans look like they want to die and who knows about the hay. Pray for rain as we need it now. Happy birthday to David Beecroft on his special day, Aug. 22. Have a great one. A very happy birthday to Jerry Mortensen on Aug. 23. Enjoy your special day, Jerry. A very happy anniversary to Jerry and Rose Sexton on Aug. 23, when they celebrate 38 years together. Have a great day. A very happy anniversary to Rick and Dawn Swan on Aug. 24. Hope you have a great day. A very happy anniversary to Darrell and Billie Aderman on Aug. 25, celebrating 62 years together. Have a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Marjorie Otto and Briane Williams on Aug. 25, with many more to come. A very happy anniversary to Shorty and Melissa Crosby, celebrating 19 years together on Aug. 27, with lots more to come. Happy birthday to James Melton and to Morgan Crosby, both on Aug. 27. Have a wonderful day. Aug. 28, it’s a happy birthday to Ann Johnson, to Larry Hillman, and Sierra Weigard, on their special day. A very happy anniversary to Richard and Karen Melton on Aug. 25. Have a wonderful day. A happy anniversary to Brendan and Alayna Harrington on Aug. 28. Have a wonderful day. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Sandy Redding who passed away Aug. 13, just 14 days after her honey, Bernard. Thursday evening it was family prayer service at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake. Friday was her funeral at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Spooner with burial beside her husband at Durand. The Reddings and our family were very good friends, going back and forth to each other’s home and my Sunshine loved to talk with Bernard. They will be sadly missed.

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Washburn County court news Logan A. Ackerson, Spooner, possession of THC, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. David H. Berry, Downers Grove, Ill., possession of THC, $295.00. Bryan A. Bloom, Spooner, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $263.50, community service. Brian E. Boron, Berwyn, Ill., possession of THC, $295.00; possession of paraphernalia, $295.00. Katherine M. Dahl, Durand, OWI, $1,424.00, local jail, license revoked 24 months, ignition interlock. Jessica l. Hotchkiss, Haugen, resisting or obstructing an officer, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Curtis W. Pearson, Spooner, criminal trespass to dwelling, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld; theft, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Edward J. Percy, Spooner, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $316.00. Kimberly A. Peterson, Springbrook, forgery, $3,918.00, probation, sent. Withheld. Brandon L. Schmidt, Spooner, theft, $453.50, probation, sent. withheld; bail jumping, $466.60, probation, sent. withheld. Alex A. Taylor, Rice Lake, operating while revoked, $299.00; bail jumping, $299.00. David T. Westphal, Trego, possession of drug paraphernalia, $295.00. James M. Allan, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Brian S. Anders, Buffalo Grove, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Louis T. Austin, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Logan J.T. Basham, Trego, underage drinking, $389.50. Myk M. Behrens-McCardle, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding,

Todd H. Belanger, Washburn, speeding, $175.30. $200.50. David T. Bell, Cashton, speeding, $175.30. Kelley A. Bohmann, Hayward, speeding, $175.30. Scott T. Chaney, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Maureen Hansen Cox, Roseville, Minn., speeding, $200.50. John A. Crooks, Madison, speeding, $200.50. Greg W. Damrow, Park Falls, speeding, $175.30. Brad R. Daniels, Trego, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $150.10. Chase C. Davies, Roseville, Minn., unsafe passing on right, $232.00. Parrish L. Davis, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $250.90. John C. Dehoff, Dodge Center, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Shaun M. Derby, Eau Claire, speeding, $200.50. Justin G. Downs, Minong, speeding, $175.30. Betty H. Faircloth, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Robert C. Felix, Toledo, Ohio, speeding, $175.30. Jason D. Geiselhart, Lansing, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Verena C. Gringerich, Spooner, speeding, $225.70. Thomas L. Goodwin, Scottsdale, Ariz., speeding, $200.50. Troy A. Goossens, Hammond, speeding, $200.50. John R. Grassl, Sarona, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Bien C. Greene, Grayslake, Ill., speeding, $225.70. Anne H. Guettler, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Laney E. Henehan, Lake Elmo, Minn., speeding, $175.30.

Raul Hernandez Vega, Kenosha, operating while suspended, $200.50; speeding, $175.30. Michael J. Hopkins, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Brian P. Jachimek, Midlothian, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Anthony M. Johnson, Minong, disorderly conduct or resisting or obstructing an officer, $263.50. Jack E. Jonasen, Savage, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Douglas J. Kagigebi, Hayward, speeding, $250.90. George Kalogerson, St. Paul, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Emily E. Karl, Libertyville, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Melissa M. Keltgen, Mankato, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Torleif J. Kjelstad, Andover, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Raymond A. Koch, Gordon, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Joel R. Kram, Northfield, Minn., speeding, $225.70. John A. Kupcis, Bloomington, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Becky A. Labrie, Sarona, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $150.10. Todd R. Larkee, Apple Valley, Minn., speeding, $175.00. Natalie Z. Lillyblad, Hayward, speeding, $515.50. Hope E. Magness, Chaska, Minn., speeding,$175.30. Michael R. Major, Blaine, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Jeanette J. McCarthy, Orinda, Calif., speeding, $175.30. Shane M. Miller, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30.

Andrew M. McMahon, Kansas City, Mo., speeding, $200.50. Richard A. Meggitt, Spooner, burning without a permit, $100.00. Mary C. Mikutowski, Stillwater, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Joshawa E. Ness, Spooner, issue worthless check(s), $748.95, restitution. Anne M. Nielsen, Redlands, Calif., speeding, $175.30. Brian T. Oneill, Deephaven, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Ryan W. Ormseth, Detroit Lakes, Minn., nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Dee Anne Osborne, Chanhassen, Minn., speedometer violations, $452.50. Kevin R. Osell, Fridley, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Jack L. Palumbo, Spring Valley, speeding, $200.50. Debby H. Parisi, LaFayette, Ind., speeding, $225.70. Diane M. Person, Fort Myers, Fla., speeding, $175.30. Ernest A. Preston, Hayward, speeding, $225.70. Linda S. Puchyr, Algonquin, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Matthew A. Reddy, Chippewa Falls, speeding, $200.50. Patrick C. Redeagle, Minneapolis, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Linda R. Rohweder, Proctor, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Sean T. Schaaf, Webster, speeding, $175.30. Kinda K. Schinto, Spring Grove, Ill., speeding, $200.50. Amy E. Smith, Spring Valley, speeding, $225.70.


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Marriage licenses Matthew D. Beehler, Minneapolis, Minn., and Rachael L. Lofquist, Minneapolis, Minn. Lee R. Gramberg, Shell Lake, and Stephanie S.H. Schultz, Shell Lake. William R. Brick, Barronett, Terri L. Hutton, Barronett. Dakota J. Eash, Minong, Emily K. Linden, Minong. Barry J. Melcher, Spooner, and Megan A. Smith, Trego. David B. Granzin, Shell Lake, and Erika L. Crosby, Spooner. Keith A. Hansen, Shell Lake, Teresa L. Dahlstrom, Shell Lake.

Corey J. Bruner, Springbrook, and Angela D. Lewis, Springbrook. John P. Berlin, Shell Lake, and Robin K. Case, Shell Lake. Matthew A. Lindberg, Savage, Minn., and Sarah M. Harnden, Minneapolis, Minn. Justin W. Cox, New Brighton, Minn., and Gwen C. Vannelli, New Brighton, Minn. Adam J. Butterfield, Shell Lake, and Jenny L. Melton, Shell Lake. Lance M. Parker, Shell Lake, and Ericka S. Hutton, Shell Lake.

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Applications are being accepted for a part-time transportation director at the School District of Shell Lake. This position will be approximately 10 - 12 hours per week. The transportation director reports directly to the superintendent. Must possess excellent communication skills; be very organized, flexible and able to adequately supervise bus driving staff. Will be responsible for establishing bus routes, coordinating noon transportation and manage and organize district vehicle requests. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.


Applications are being accepted for a regular route bus driver for the School District of Shell Lake. The position will be approximately 20 hours per week. Must possess appropriate CDL, enjoy working with kids, be flexible, dependable and work well independently.


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Applications are being accepted for a part-time district mechanic at the School District of Shell Lake. This position will be approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. Must possess appropriate CDL, be dependable, able to organize and set priorities and work well independently. Must possess the skills to do routine maintenance, troubleshoot and establish repair needed priorities. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Application: Send letter of interest, resume and three references including address and phone number. Positions may be combined depending on applicant qualifications and interest. Successful applicant must pass a criminal background check, drug screen and required medical exam. Start Date: September 5, 2013 Application Deadline: August 23, 2013 Submit application materials to: Mr. Jim Connell, Superintendent School District of Shell Lake 271 Hwy. 63 S. Shell Lake, WI 54871 The Shell Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, 590463 1r 43b color, national origin, sex or disability.

Courtney A. Schultz, Rice Lake, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Marita L. Spencer, St. Louis Park, Minn., speeding, $200.50. (Aug. 7, 14, 21) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD J. NELSON Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 13 PR 41 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth November 19, 1932, and date of death July 1, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of P.O. Box 305, Minong, WI 54859. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 20, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar July 29, 2013 Elizabeth Smith 2626 15th St. Rice Lake, WI 54868 589523 715-205-4529 WNAXLP (Aug. 7, 14, 21) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY United States of America acting through Rural Housing Service (RHS), Successor in Interest to Farmers Home Administration, 5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point, WI 54482, Plaintiff, vs. Christine J. Scalzo n/k/a Christine J. Root a/k/a Christine J. Tomczak 726 Walter Street Spooner, WI 54801, Defendant. Classification: 30404 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 2012 CV 11 By virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on the 27th day of August, 2012, I or my designee will sell at public auction in the North Entrance to the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871, on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described mortgaged premises, to-wit: Lot Seven (7), Block “E”, Scribner’s Addition to the City of Spooner, Washburn County, Wisconsin, EXCEPT the East Thirty-five (35) feet thereof. PIN: #65-281-2-39-12-30-5 15630-612000. Legacy PIN: #65 281 2 39 12 30 4 4 6120. Tax ID: #30656. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 726 Walter Street, Spooner, WI 54801. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: 10% of amount of bid by certified check payable to Clerk of Court at time of Sale. BALANCE DUE: Within ten (10) days after Confirmation of Sale Hearing held on September 24, 2013, payable to Clerk of Court. Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 25th day of July, 2013. /s/Terrence C. Dryden, Sheriff Washburn County, Wisconsin Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., is the creditor’s law firm and is attempting to collect a debt for the creditor. Any information the debtor provides to Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. will be used for that purpose. Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. Attorney for Plaintiff, Samuel R. Cari 816 Dominion Dr., Suite 100 P.O. Box 125 Hudson, WI 54016 589270 WNAXLP (715) 386-5551

Genevieve M. Schwartz, Ironwood, Mich., speeding, $175.30. Anthony E. Stratioti, Duluth, Minn., speeding, $200.50. See Court, page 18 (Aug. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff vs. JASON ABROLAT, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 20 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 27, 2012, in the amount of $89,755.02, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: September 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following 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. 3.) Plaintiff opens bidding on the property, either in person or via fax and as recited by the sheriff department in the event that no opening bid is offered, plaintiff retains the right to request the sale be declared as invalid as the sale is fatally defective. PLACE: At the North entrance of Washburn County Courthouse located at 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. DESCRIPTION: A part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 13, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, described as follows: Commencing at the South Quarter corner of said Section 13; thence along the South Section line South 89˚56’50” West 848.47 feet to an iron pipe on the East right of way of Highway “53” being the point of beginning; thence continuing along the South Section Line South 89˚55’50” West 457.69 feet to the West Eighth Line; thence along said Eighth Line North 2˚01’ West 1,308.75 feet to the South Eighth Line; thence along said Eighth Line North 89˚58’55” East 780.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 0˚01’05” East 450.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 89˚58’55” West 473.03 feet to an iron pipe on the East right of way of Highway “53”; thence along said right of way South 12˚55’ East 879.86 feet to the point of beginning; EXCEPTING THAT PORTION deeded to the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation described in Volume 238 of Records, Page 776, as Document No. 190826. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1386 Highway 53, Sarona, WI 54870. TAX KEY NO.: 65-032-2-37-1213-3-04-000-001010. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Alyssa A. Johnson Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086085 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C., is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 2909514 589820 WNAXLP


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Notices (July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY SHELL LAKE STATE BANK, a Wisconsin banking corporation, Plaintiff vs. Joni L. Thomas W6495 Little Ripley Spur P.O. Box 18 Shell Lake, WI 54871 and John Kallenbach 8107 Waxhaw Hwy. Waxhaw, NC 28173-9687 and Gayle Kallenbach 8107 Waxhaw Hwy. Waxhaw, NC 28173-9687 Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 12 CV 51 30301 Money Judgment 30304 Other Debtor Actions By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on June 27, 2012, I will sell at public auction at the Washburn County Courthouse, located in the City of Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin, on September 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises, to-wit: Lot One (1), Block Two (2), Deer Lake Park, also being Government Lot One (1), Section Nine (9) and part of Government Lot Five (5), Section Four (4), Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, Range Twelve (12) West, described as Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map #2550, recorded in Volume 11, Page 73, as Document No. 265273. Easement for ingress and egress over a 66’ wide road lying Northeasterly and adjacent to Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Certified Survey Map #2176 and Lot 5 Certified Survey Map #2550. TERMS OF SALE: Cash (10% cash down payment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of Court approval.) DATED: At Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 24th day of July, 2013. Terry C. Dryden Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin BITNEY LAW FIRM, LTD. Thomas J. Bitney, Attorney for Plaintiff 225 Walnut Street P.O. Box 488 Spooner, WI 54801 Phone: 715-635-8741 589162 State Bar #: 1002841 WNAXLP


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Notices (July 31, Aug. 7, 14) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VIVA JOYCE GREEN a/k/a V. JOYCE GREEN Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 13-PR-36 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth March 16, 1919, and date of death April 9, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 201 Glenview Lane, Shell Lake, Wis. 54871. 3. The application will be heard at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, before Marilynn E. Benson, Probate Registrar, on August 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 13, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 715-4684677 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar July 23, 2013 Atty. B. James Colbert, Wiley Law, S.C. P.O. Box 370 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715-723-8591 589054 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1010567


Public notice is hereby given that the City of Shell Lake will hold a public hearing at the Shell Lake City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on the 30th day, August 2013, at 10 a.m., to consider a Wastewater Engineering Report (aka Abbreviated Facilities Plan). The Wastewater Engineering Report addresses the wastewater collection needs at the City of Shell Lake. The public hearing will include a discussion of the wastewater facilities planning process, the recommended improvements and the financial impact of the proposed improvements to the community. The City intends to apply to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for funding. At this hearing, questions regarding the Wastewater Engineering Report will be addressed and public comments will be accepted for consideration and submission to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. A copy of the Wastewater Engineering Report will be available for public review at the Shell Lake City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Copies of the report may be obtained from MSA Professional Services, Inc., 15 West Marshall Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868 for a fee of $50 each. Written comments regarding the Wastewater Engineering Report (aka Abbreviated Facilities Plan) will be accepted by Teresa Anderson, P.E., MSA Professional Services, Inc., 15 West Marshall Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868, until August 30, 2013. 590496 1-2r WNAXLP

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Glenn W. Thorpe DOD: 5/25/2013 Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 13PR38 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth March 4, 1923, and date of death May 25, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W6198 Little Valley Road, Spooner, WI 54801. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 12, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Marilynn E. Benson Probate Registrar July 24, 2013 Katherine M. Stewart P.O.Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-9081 Bar No.: 1005716



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(Aug. 14, 21, 28) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARY A. HUFTEL DOD: August 2, 2013 Notice To Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 13PR44 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth August 25, 1952, and date of death August 2, 2013, was domiciled in Washburn County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 740 Adams Street, Minong, WI 54859. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is November 25, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Shannon Anderson - Deputy Marilyn E. Benson Probate Registrar August 6, 2013 Katherine M. Stewart P.O. Box 364 Spooner, WI 54801 715-634-9081 589962 WNAXLP Bar No.: 1005716

FOR SALE BY SEALED BID 1997 72-Passenger Bluebird Transit-Style School Bus 174,000 miles.

Sealed bids marked Bus Bid will be accepted at the district office until noon on Thursday, September 12, 2013. 590478 1-2r 43-44b,c School District of Shell Lake Bus Garage 715-468-7763 or Boyd Anderson 715-491-9388 PUBLIC NOTICE:

CellCo Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 435-foot guyed Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is N5674 Oakwood Drive, Spooner, WI 54801; 45-5031.97 N / 91 54 5.37 W. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0830016. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Interested persons may review the application ( by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS: Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may e submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Allie McDavid, Trileaf Corp., 1821 Walden Office Square, Ste. 510, Schaumburg, IL 60173,, 630-227-0202. 590471 1rp WNAXLP


Court/from page 17 Joel A. Sommers, Minnetonka, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Steven R. Shaw, Shell Lake, illegally operating ATV or UTV on/ in vicinity of highway, $114.50. Deborah M. Studley, Webster, speeding, $175.00. James E. Sturgeon, Louisville, Ky., speeding, $250.90. Sandra A. Swanson, Naples, Fla., speeding, $175.00. Thomas J. Sylvester, Green Bay, speeding, $200.50. Thomas P. Tracy, Mendota Heights, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Alex W. Tuerk, Spooner, underage drinking, $263.50, alcohol assessment. Zhengwen K. Weng, Madison, speeding, $250.90.

Thomas W. Waldorf, Minong, inattentive driving, $187.90; operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Michael G. Wallace, Springbrook, dog owner failure to pay license tax, $150.10, twice. David D. Wicklund, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Sarah J. Will, Lino Lakes, Minn., automobile following too closely, $200.50. John R. Willger, Janesville, speeding, $200.50. Elizabeth A. Wimmer, Golden, Colo., speeding, $200.50. Lisa C. Wright, Winona, Minn., speeding, $175.30. Ian T. Wrightson, Rockford, Ill., speeding, $200.50.


The City of Shell Lake is selling several items on the Wisconsin Surplus Auction website. Anyone interested in viewing the site please visit Anyone unable to view the website or to bid via Internet can contact the Shell Lake City Administrator’s office, City hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI, or call 715-468-7679. Successful bidders will be charged a buyer’s fee as set forth by A former squad car is included in the sale. The bid deadline is 10 a.m. August 27, 2013. Bradley A. Pederson, Secretary/Treasurer 590390 1r WNAXLP


City of Shell Lake property owners can drop off tires (without rims), appliances, computers and televisions free of charge at the Shell Lake City Shop, 55 Richie Road, on Saturday, August 24, 2013, between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon. This is a residential collection only. The City reserves the right to limit quantities. For further information, contact: Jeff Parker at 715-468-7873 Brad Pederson at 715-468-7679 or Shell Lake Public Works Department 590078 52-1r WNAXLP


The Shell Lake Area Fire Association is seeking bids for the purchase of a new fire rescue truck. Specifications can be obtained at the Shell Lake City Administrator’s office, City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI 54871 Sealed bids must be submitted to: Shell Lake Area Fire Association, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, or dropped off at the City Administrator’s office, on or before 3 p.m., September 4, 2013. The Association reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept the bid that is most advantageous for the Association. For questions call Fire Chief Keith Dahlstrom, phone 715-520-0384. 589900 52-1r WNAXLP Bradley A. Pederson, Secretary/Treasurer




Holman earns highest achievement in Boy Scouts by Larry Samson Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — Brett Holman earned the Eagle Scout rank in a special ceremony held by Troop 51 on Saturday, Aug. 17. The ceremony took place in the backyard of his parents home in Shell Lake. The rank of Eagle Scout is earned by only 7 percent of all Boy Scouts and is the highest rank. To earn an Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must earn 21 merit badges. Holman earned 28 merit badges. He must serve six months in a troop leadership position. He must plan, develop and provide leadership in a community service project, take part in a Scoutmaster conference, and he must successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. In his response, Holman recognized his parents, Phil and Tammy Holman, for

their continuous support and influence in his Scouting career. They enrolled him in Cub Scouts when he was 5 years old and have been involved since then. Holman also recognized his uncles, George and Shawn, for mentoring him through the years. He gave a special thanks to his first Scoutmaster Dave Mancl and to his current Scoutmaster Andrew Savas. Only 14 members of Troop 51 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. They are Robert Jacobs, in 1955; Keith Schultz, 1955; Arthur Jacobs, 1956; Jay DesJardins, 1957; Michael Penning, 1959; James Lewis, 1965; Curtis Atkinson, 1977; Mark Aderman, 1992; Aaron Smith, 1995; Ryan Pederson, 2002; Mathew Pesko, 2002; Andrew Mancl, 2003, Thorin Benham, 2003, and Brett Holman, 2013.

Dave Mancl congratulates Eagle Scout Brett Holman after his induction into Eagle Scouts. Mancl was the Scout leader for Holman when he entered Scouting at the age of 5.

Every Scouting program or event begins and ends with the posting or retiring of the flag. Devon Guggenberger is shown retiring the flag at Brett Holman’s Eagle Scout induction ceremony on Aug. 17.

Photos by Larry Samson

Scouting is a tradition for the Cusick family. Brett Holman poses with his uncles and mentors, George and Shawn Cusick. Like Holman, young Jack Cusick (front) will have someone as a mentor as he strives to achieve Eagle Scout.

Brett Holman thanked his family for their support and commitment to Scouting. Posing with his family (L to R): His mother Tammy, sister Calista, Holman and father Phil.

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Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, presented a plaque from the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate in recognition of Brett Holman’s achievement. Smith and Sen. Robert Jauch sponsored the joint resolution. Holman also received a letter from Gov. Walker and President Barack and Michele Obama.

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Meet your Miss Shell Lake contestants

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side Market, Country Pride Co-op and Country Store, Express Mart and the Shell Lake Pharmacy. There are three

categories: miss, junior miss and little miss. The winner in each of the categories will be awarded a plaque the night of the pageant. Meet your contestants for Miss Shell Lake 2013: Dakota Robinson is the 16-year-old daughter of Krystalynn and Patrick Robinson. She has two brothers, Cody and Patrick. Dakota said that she will best represent Shell Lake by creating an image of respect and fun while representing her town.  She will be polite, creative and sociable and will attract others to our town and celebration, Town and Country Days. Dakota is sponsored by Silver Shears. Staci Emily Zempel is the 16-yearold daughter of Heather Zempel and Roger Zempel.  She has one sister, Aylissa.  Staci feels that she will best represent Shell Lake by being a responsible young lady and fulfilling all responsibilities awarded to her.  Staci’s sponsors are Lakeview Bar and Grill, Dahlstroms Lakeside Market and the Shell Lake

Canoe museum to host meet and greet SPOONER — The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum at 312 N. Front St. in Spooner is hosting a meet-and-greet afternoon of activities from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 31. The public is invited to stop by and tour the exhibit hall, meet some of the WCHM Board of Directors, share some food and beverage, enjoy some live music in the beer garden, and see who wins the 2013 annual canoe raffle. WCHM board members will be serving food and beverages in the museum parking lot. There will be live music by Banjo Dancers, an old-time music and dance duo from Minneapolis, on the porch. Other activities will include the annual WCHM general membership meeting and election at 1 p.m. and the drawing for the winner of the annual canoe raffle at 3 p.m. Last-minute raffle ticket purchases will be available right up to the drawing time. For more information about the WCHM contact Jed Malischke at 715-635-2479 or jed@wisconsincanoeheritagemuseum. org or visit — from WCHM

Pharmacy. — Submitted/photos by Teri Lynn Studios

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This 14-foot day-tripper solo cedar strip canoe, complete with double-bladed paddle, will be raffled off during the WCHM meet-andgreet event on Saturday, Aug. 31. The canoe was built in the WCHM canoe shop during the winter of 2012. — Photo submitted

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RIGHT: Banjo Dancers will be providing live music for a meet-and-greet event at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1-4 p.m. — Photo submitted


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Band instrument consignment sale at SMS SPOONER — Do you have a band instrument collecting dust in a closet? A band instrument consignment sale is set for Wednesday, Aug. 28, noon-7 p.m., in the Spooner Middle School Commons. An instrument dropoff is Monday, Aug. 26, 3-7 p.m., in the middle school commons. If you cannot drop off your instrument during the official drop-off, you can drop it off at the middle school office during office hours. Office staff will not be able to assist you in determining a price for your instrument. Also being accepted are donations of choir clothes including black pants, black skirts, white shirts and black shoes. — from SMS


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SHELL LAKE — Seeking the title of Miss Shell Lake are two 16-year-old Shell Lake students. With the theme Lights, Camera, Action, the pageant is set for Friday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Directors are Melissa Denotter, Teri Mancel and Tammy Fulton. Outgoing royalty is Miss Shell Lake Danielle Kuechle and Princesses Jessica Irvine, April Richter and Reyna Stone; Junior Miss Shell Lake Cecilla Harrington and her princesses, Camryn Nasman and Opal Warren; and Little Miss Shell Lake Lorelei Hoy and her princesses, Daya Lawrence and Mary Clark. Contestants for this year’s Junior Miss Shell Lake are Aylissa Zempel and Zayla Sturtze. Little Miss Shell Lake contestants are Jordan Lawrence and Cyrice Lehmann. You still have the chance to cast your vote for Miss Photogenic. Ballot boxes are located at the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake State Bank, Peggy’s Place, Silver Shears, Dahlstroms Lake-


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