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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 Vol. 125, No. 5 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Colorfest Fall Festival @ Barronett • Nashville singer to perform @ Shell Lake See Events page 6




Sept. 19, 2013

Another successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s Page 16

New pastor welcomed at Salem Lutheran Page 19

ReStore’s grand opening Page 11

SPORTS Highlights from area football, soccer and volleyball Pages 13-14


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WASHBURN COUNTY - Washburn County Health Department will team up with the Wisconsin DOT and state patrol to provide child safety seats to eligible low-income families during national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15-21. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15 to 21, Washburn County Health Department will receive an allotment of child safety seats that will be distributed free of charge to eligible low-income expectant mothers and families, so they can protect their children from serious or fatal injuries in traffic crashes. Recipients also will receive an instructional DVD on the proper use of child safety seats, produced by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Zero In Wisconsin program. - submitted

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“Let’s put her to bed,” one of the workers said to the engineer after switching her off the main line. The workers ride the last 100 yards to where she will sit until the decision is made as to what to do with 2719. Riding in the engine on that last leg of the journey was Kathy DesForge of Spooner. - Photo by Larry Samson

Last run of Soo Line 2719 by Larry Samson Register staff reporter DULUTH – Soo Line 2719 made its last run between Duluth, Minn., and Two Harbors, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 14. People met the train at every intersection to wave goodbye and to take photos of a piece of history. The train is owned by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, and has been operated as part of the North Shore Scenic Railroad. It has a long history that includes operating two years in Spooner. Built in Schenectady, N.Y., in May 1923, it was the last steam locomotive to operate in Wisconsin. It was used for passengers and freight from

the Twin Ports to depots in the Midwest. It made its last regular run for the Soo Line on June 21, 1959, when it ran a round-trip excursion train between Minneapolis, Minn., and Ladysmith. It served the country during World War II and the Korean War when it was used to transport troops. Soo Line 2719 traveled over 3 million miles with the Minneapolis, St Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. After its retirement it was given to the city of Eau Claire and kept in a static display at Carson Park. In 1996 it was disassembled and

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Shell Lake receives quarter million dollar grant

Limited golf cart use approved

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - At the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, Teresa Anderson, engineer with MSA professional services, reported to city council that the city had been awarded a $250,000 grant. The grant, from the Community Center Block Grant program, will be used on the city’s interceptor, sewer replacement, and mechanical wastewater springs projects. According to Brad Pederson, city administrator, the grant now allows the city to be able to authorize the construction company James Peterson and Sons to move forward with the remainder of the improvement project.  “So actually these street projects, including Eighth Avenue, James Peterson and

Sons is going to attempt to get that all done yet this fall,” said Pederson. Bolstered with the news, the company is sending in two additional crews in hopes to complete the projects. The resolution to allow golf carts on city streets, which failed last month, was brought back to the city council and approved at Monday night’s meeting.  According to Andy Eiche, Shell Lake City Council president, the resolution failed the first time due to several council members’ positions on the hazards involved with golf carts being driven on roadways without lights after dark, and during inclement weather.    “Golf carts are ineligible for registration, and ineligible for unrestricted operation; the new law and adopted ordinance, in reference to the law, now allows restricted operation,” clarified Shell Lake City Police Chief David Wilson.  

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Last run/from page 1 transported to Altoona where it was restored. On Sept. 19, 1998, it made its inaugural run after it was recertified. That date is important because the certification is only good for 15 years. It would have to undergo a $300,000 restoration and recertification to continue in operation. In the summer of 2000 and 2001 the locomotive operated in Spooner for the Great Northern Railroad. It made the run between Spooner and Trego where it was affectionately called the Cannonball Express after a train from the 1960s sitcom “Petticoat Junction.” After Soo Line 2719 was uncoupled from the passenger cars, it slowly made its way to a side track where it will be stored until it is determined what to do with it. Kathy Desforge, a Spooner resident, rode the last 100 yards on the locomotive. As a child she visited it at Carson Park and marveled at it, on Saturday she rode it into history.

RIGHT: Soo Line 2719 rumbles through Duluth, Minn., on its last run between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 14. It will have to go through a $300,000 restoration and recertification to be used again.

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Lit landmark

With Lake Superior is in the background, Soo Line 2719 passes over the trestle at Knife River, Minn. In the summer of 2000 and 2001, the steam engine called Spooner home as it operated the route between Spooner and Trego.

Duluth’s aerial lift bridge is a major landmark, not only for the city but for northern Wisconsin and Minnesota - and at night becomes one of the more impressive sights in Duluth. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1929–30 to the current lifting design and continues to operate today. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973. - Photo by Larry Samson

After the interview WGMO’s “Dr. Dan,” (left) shares a few moments of levity with Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity Director Eric Kube and HGTV and DIY star Amy Matthews following Dr. Dan’s interview of Matthews during the grand opening of the Spooner ReStore on Saturday, Sept. 14. Matthews hosts the popular television shows “Renovation Raiders” and “Sweat Equity.” Dr. Dan is the radio host for the classic rock station based in Shell Lake and found at 95.3 FM. See coverage of the event on page 11. - Photo by Jackie Thorwick

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Spooner School Board tackles sensitive issue

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SPOONER - Emotions ran high at Spooner School District’s first meeting since the start of the new school year on Monday, Sept. 9. Issues surrounding the school’s lack of stricter head lice policies propelled the presence of six community members at the meeting.  The board also received updates on the school’s technology project, a budget update, approved the updated graduation policy, ratification of the teachers union contract and personnel actions among other agenda items.

Head lice Board member Kyle Pierce brought the head lice issue to the board in an effort to curb the reoccurring problem.  “I just want to make sure we do something about it and be proactive,” stated Pierce.  Stacy Wiemeri, school nurse, pointed out that the school’s previous nurse, Mrs. Jadderberg, dealt with the head lice problem every year.  “It did not matter if there was a no-nit policy or not, there was always head lice,” said Wiemeri.  Essentially a no-nit policy involves those students with nits to be unable to come to school until no nits are found.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, nits are lice eggs that are firmly attached to the hair shaft.  Head lice usually take about eight to nine days to hatch, and it’s difficult to distinguish with the naked eye whether they are empty or not.  Some nits may persist after the person has been properly treated for head lice and no longer has them. Board member Robert Hoellen agreed with Pierce, “It is obvious they (the parents) are not happy and they are concerned and they want a little bit of change,” said Hoellen. “How we do it I do not know, but we need to do something.” After further discussion it was determined by the board that the issue would be brought to the wellness committee for further assessment. Technology project update Hugh Miller reported that all the equipment for the technology project has been received.  “On Friday, our eighth-grade students were all issued their iPads, seventh-grade students got theirs this morning, and the third- and fourth-grade students will be getting theirs on Wednesday and Thursday this week,” reported Miller. The new server and virtual desktop initiative are both set up, with system testing under way.  Next on the project agenda is to provide training to first-, second-, fifthand sixth-grade teachers and to redistribute the iPad 2s into the first and second grades.    “At this point we are $186 under budget, and I believe I can tell you that the number will go up,” said Miller. Board approval The board approved changes to the graduation policy, one that increases the number of required math and science

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation only recognizes golf carts as Type 2 motorcycles.  Current state statutes do not allow the use of golf carts on state trunk highways.  However, as a municipality, the city of Shell Lake can make an ordinance allowing them to cross county highways.   “We will be allowing the golf carts to cross county highways B and D,” Eiche elaborated.  Even so, golf carts can only cross these county highways when they are marked at a speed limit at or below 25 mph. City council members also reconsidered the decision to remove the woody vegetation in the shoreline buffer between the city beach and the city campground.   “The hope is we can find a middle, not to remove everything like what was considered,” said Eiche. Significant complaints from the public about the city’s decision served as a

Actual size of the three head lice stages compared to a penny. - CDC photo

Two critically injured in crash SAWYER COUNTY – Two Hayward locals suffered life-threatening injuries on Sunday, Sept. 15, after crashing on CTH K, one mile south of CTH B in Sawyer County near Hayward.   Initial investigations state that the driver, Louis Gordon, 53, of Hayward, went off the road on a curve and struck several trees.  Gordon was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle, suffering life-threatening injuries.  The

passenger, Geneva Isham, 78, of Hayward, was wearing her seat belt but also suffered life-threatening injuries.   Both Gordon and Isham were transported to the Hayward hospital, Gordon was later airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.  The accident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.  - Danielle Moe with information from the Wisconsin State Patrol

Survey: Half of county board weighs in

by Danielle Moe Register staff writer credits from two to three, and eliminates SHELL LAKE - A department priorilanguage that related to a graduation test tization survey was given to each of the that was never implemented.  The board 21 county board supervisors to assess the also approved three recommendations for positions of county departments in the teachers time of contracts to be extended, perceptions of different communities.  and the hiring of one half-time custodian.   “I think that probably that survey was Board member Nate Eichhorst raised pretty accurate on what is important to concerns over why these expenditures taxpayers and for the county,” stated Nell were not brought to their attention at Lee, District 4 supervisor.  the budget meeting last week.  AccordThe survey asked each board member ing to Mike Markgren, district business to rank on a scale from 1 to 34, 1 being manager, the contract extensions will cost the highest priority, every county depart$30,000.  Don Haack, school superinten- ment.  Of the 21 county board members dent, acknowledged that the recommen- only 11 completed the survey.   dations were known about for a while.  “I am kind of disappointed that only Additionally the board approved the half the supervisors thought it was imratification to the teachers union contract.  portant,” said Lee.  The agreement is a wage increase of 2.07 Overall, the highest county priority percent of base wage, $92,736, that will be was found to be the highway department, distributed as an equal dollar amount per under public works.  The general adminperson.  The Rice Lake Union Local will istration department of county clerk was act on the proposal on Wednesday, Sept. found to be the second highest county 18. priority, and coming in last, but not least, was the county fair. Donors choose “There were a couple of things that I Melissa Smith, third-grade teacher was a little surprised at,” she said, “that at Spooner Elementary, reported to the the libraries came in so low on the scale, board about the online charity Donors and the historical society.”  The library Choose.   service department achieved an overall “Basically what I would call it is a sup- rank of 30, while the historical society was plementary budget to our classrooms,” ranked 31. said Smith. Despite the lack of response from some Teachers make accounts on do- county board members, the survey was and post their project “intended as a guide, not an absolute,” needs, and donors from across the coun- stated Mike Keefe, county administrative try can choose to which project they will coordinator.  The first week of October is donate.  “Last year I had $900 worth of set as the county’s budget week, where projects funded,” said Smith.  She was finalization of the county’s budget will able to receive new bookshelves for her occur. classroom, and expects four boxes filled The department prioritization survey lists the with miscellaneous school supplies to arrank of each county department, one being the rive in the next couple of weeks. highest priority. - Special photos Donations The school received donations  from Ron Bowers, Bartlett Beavin, the CaseyLoon Lake Association and Target.  Bowers donated a collection of WWII and Vietnam War DVDs, books and memorabilia to the high school.  Beavin and the Spooner High School class of 1953 donated $100 each for student school supplies at Spooner Elementary.  The lake association donated $100 for maintenance of the aquarium in the high school biology room, and Target donated $531.70 to the high school from the Take Charge of Education program.

catalyst to the reconsideration, but Eiche remains positive. “Parks and recreation will come up with a nice plan that, hopefully, satisfies both parties,” he said. Recently informed that the city’s health insurance premiums were going to increase by 24 percent, the city has begun looking for a new health insurance carrier.     Generally only the city’s full-time employees receive health insurance.  “Gov. Walker changed the law, last year, where the city does not have to provide health coverage or retirement under the WRS to an individual that works less than 1,200 hours a year,” he explained.  For the city of Shell Lake, that cuts out all limitedtime employees, like part-time deputies.  “Health insurance is expensive, period,” stated Eiche. “You want to give the best kind of coverage to your employees because their health is important ... but you also have to look at how much you can afford budgetwise.”

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New Shell Lake City Council member sworn in by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - Effective Wednesday, Aug. 28, Connie Graf, the city’s Second Ward alderperson, submitted her resignation.  “I have enjoyed my time on the council, it has been a good learning experience,” acknowledged Graf.  Relocating to Burnett County necessitated Graf’s resignation from the city council after eight years “We appreciate everything you have done for the community and all the years you have donated your time,” stated Brad Pederson, city administrator.  Mayor Sally Peterson acknowledged the time and work Graf spent on the lake access project.  

“I have enjoyed my time in Shell Lake,” stated Graf. On Monday, Sept. 9, at the regular monthly city council meeting, Matt Dryden was elected to Graf’s Second Ward alderperson position.  Dryden is owner of The Body Shop Fitness Centers in Spooner and Shell Lake and is employed by Stresau Laboratory.  Dryden was appointed to the committees of general administration, parks and recreation, Hwy. 63 advisory and downtown lakefront events.  In light of Graf’s resignation, Chad Shelton was appointed as temporary chair of the parks and recreation committee and will remain in that position until the organizational meeting on the third Tuesday in April.

Matt Dryden (L) was sworn in as a Shell Lake City Council member to represent the city’s Second Ward at the regular monthly meeting of the council Monday, Sept. 9. Performing the swearing-in ceremony is city administrator Brad Pederson. - Special photo



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Do not let our state be sold Citizens should not be deprived of enjoying 4,000 acres of forestland around the proposed taconite mine in northern Wisconsin. This proposal is designed to help one company at the expense of state and local taxpayers. It would restrict public access and recreational use of 4,000 acres of managed forestland in northern Wisconsin to hunters, fishers, hikers and other recreational activities. That is an assault on Wisconsin’s values and long-held traditions. The MFL is a generous tax-relief program created in 1985 to encourage timber production and provide more recreation space for outdoor activities. Under this program, owners receive a tax break if they agree to maintain a DNR approved MFL plan and keep the property open to the public. Under this bill, this one company could avoid the restrictions that are in place for 30,000 Wisconsin landowners who participate in the program and follow the rules. It would close access for 4,000 acres of MFL indefinitely. The DNR states that the taxpayers will be shortchanged by $891,000 if this law was passed. Is one company more important than the taxpayers of Wisconsin? I think not. One incident in June by foulmouthed individuals has allowed this company to

play the victim and hire an out-of-state security firm carrying assault weapons, and now it is asking to close 4,000 acres of forestland to the public. This law written for this one company creates exclusive control over what has been considered land for public access. Earlier this year, legislation was passed that actually allowed this company to rewrite state iron mining regulations in their favor. Favoritism of one company and against the public and Wisconsin taxpayers cannot be allowed to stand. A bipartisan commonsense plan has been offered. It would create a public safety zone around bulk sampling and drilling locations to protect workers and the public. It would require football field separation from the bulk sampling sites and a 50-foot safety zone away from a drill site. If explosives would be used, a separate safety zone could be determined by permitting agencies. This appears to be a more logical and fair plan than closing 4,000 acres. Citizens of Wisconsin, do not let our state be sold. We the people of Wisconsin must not lose our state. Dee M. Taylor Rice Lake

Get a grip In last Tuesday’s (Sept. 10) address to the nation, President Obama made the assertion that he possesses the authority to order military strikes in Syria, but that he asked for congressional approval because his predecessor (George W. Bush) was guilty of sidelining the people’s representatives from the critical decisions about when to use force. The facts are that Congress overwhelmingly voted in September 2001 to authorize the use of force in Afghanistan. In October 2002 the authorization to use military force in Iraq passed by a 77-23 margin in the Senate and a 296-133 margin in the House. These were bipartisan votes. The only president in the last decade to use military action without congressional

approval was Obama in Libya in 2011. Why does the president have such a difficult time telling the truth, and why won’t he take responsibility for his actions or lack of actions? When things go wrong it’s never his fault, always someone else’s. It seems he has a difficult time dealing with reality and is living in some kind of a fantasy world. His inability to see the consequences of what he says and does is stunning. I hope the country survives the next three-plus years of his presidency. I pray that he gets a grip and can see things as they are not as he wishes them to be. James Lewis Shell Lake

Workforce Corner

September is Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin

ASHLAND — Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Inc. and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board Inc. are proud to be celebrating many years of excellence in workforce development services by hosting free job-seeker and employer events during Wisconsin’s Workforce Development Month. Throughout September, CEP Inc. and NWWIB will be presenting workshops for both employers and job seekers. Brad Gingras, CEP Inc. chief operating officer, will present Generation WHY? Strategies for Managing Younger Workers at Northwoods Crossing Event Center, Siren, Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. This presentation will provide employers facts and characteristics of the Gen-Y, or Millennial, workforce; tips and strategies to help understand, motivate and succeed with young professionals; and leave the participants with thought-provoking ideas that may change not only

how you view the future workforce, but also yourself. There will also be a presentation by Carrie Miller, CEP Inc. focused initiatives manager, about what business services are available from CEP Inc. and through NWWIB and the Skills Wisconsin Project. To register, please call 715-682-9141, ext. 122 or email mburris@ The Employment TRY-Athlon is back. Join CEP Inc. staff for a three-part workshop series highlighting various solutions to the challenges of a job search. The Above and Beyond Job Search workshop will teach job seekers basic job-searching skills, strategies and resources. The Strategies to Win workshop goes over the resumes and cover letters. The Ready, Set, Work! workshop gives insight into interviewing dos and don’ts. An Employment TRY-Athlon will be held at the Spooner CEP Inc. office Monday, Sept. 23, 2-3 p.m. For more information about available job seeker and employer workshops, please visit Events.html or contact Melissa Burris, public information coordinator, at 715682-9141, ext. 122 or mburris@nwcep. org. — from CEP

Keeping safe homes with landline phones Bill to restore provider-of-last resort protections

MADISON – State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, and Rep. Stephen Smith, DShell Lake, were joined Wednesday, Sept. 11, by members of AARP to advocate for a bill to restore consumer protections for Wisconsin residents at risk of losing their landline phone service. “The most important phone call I ever got came from my son on 9/11.  He was stationed on the USS Sacramento as part of the USS Carl Vinson battle group in the Persian Gulf area.  He told me he couldn’t talk long because they were going dark and that we wouldn’t hear from him, but they were safe,” said Smith.  “For a phone call that important, I’m glad I had a reliable connection.” In 2011, the Legislature repealed a consumer protection by sunsetting the provider-of-last-resort provisions.  Lawmakers were assured federal rules would protect Wisconsin consumers.  Now efforts are under way to change the federal rules.

“In the beautiful hills along the Mississippi River where I live, the cellular coverage is spotty at best,” said Vinehout. “This bill would assure all residents would always have someone to provide them with basic service no matter where they live.”  The residents of Fire Island, N.Y., are already suffering from losing their landline service.  On July 5, the Washington Post reported, “Without phone lines, consumers don’t have the option of DSL Internet.  Gone are faxes.  Heart monitors that connect over phone lines to hospitals don’t work over wireless, either. And small businesses can’t process credit cards or operate cash machines without buying entirely new payment systems.” AARP state issues advocacy director Helen Marks Dicks said the elderly and people in rural areas would be most affected by disappearing phone lines. “This situation is unacceptable,” said Dicks.  “Landlines are a lifeline to the outside world for many folks.  We need to put ‘provider of last resort’ language back into state law.”  — from the offices of Sen. Vinehout and Rep. Smith

Credit waiver, insurance program approved by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE - A full agenda resulted in new hires, several board approvals and careful discussion of new programs at the regular monthly Shell Lake School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 16.

cover the cost of remodeling the current field, or building backstop adjacent to the Tiptown field and making a practice field.

Credit waiver The implementation of a physical education credit waiver in lieu of participation in a sport was also approved by the board. The waiver requires the participaSchool’s SLAC property Superintendent Jim Connell said the tion in a sport in order to be eligible.  “The school, city and SLAC have reached a pre- purpose of it is to take one more academic liminary arrangement on the arts center class,” pointed out Connell.  According to parking lot that was recently discovered the draft waiver students must participate to still belong to the school.  The informal in a WIAA-sanctioned sport in order to proposal involves the arts center, the city have the option to substitute a half credit and the school each paying a third of the of the required physical education credits special assessment fees that cover the cost to graduate. Due to timing, the waiver will probably of the city street improvement projects.  Connell said that after the special assess- not be made available to students until ment was paid the school would sell the the 2014-2015 school year.  In addition the property to the art center.  “Everybody at board directed the policy committee to rethe meeting I attended last week seemed vise the policy to reflect the correct credit graduation requirements as they apply to to be OK with that,” he assured. the Shell Lake School District.  Possibilities of Tiptown field Currently the school’s 15 baseball teams New hires The board approved hiring of three use the city’s Tiptown field.  When the teams started playing in a new league the special education aides, two full-time pocoaches and parents quickly realized the sitions and one yearlong position.  Taylor sad state of the field.  According to Con- Hall, Tabitha Hack, and Anne Bryan were nell, the response was to do something hired.  Bryan will be taking the yearlong about it, but the issue of the proper action term.  According to Kristi Hoff, special education director, she underestimated the to take has clouded the waters. Different possibilities have been dis- department’s need for aides.  “We have cussed from remodeling the current got a lot of lower-functioning kids that we field to building separate school fields.  have not had in a long time,” she noted.  However the cost comparison of build- Bryan was also approved for hiring in the ing a new field for $40,000-$60,000 ver- gifted and talented coordinator position. The board also approved the resignasus $6,000-$10,000 for the remodeling of current fields put a damper on the idea.  tion of Natasha Kildow, the elementary Other options involve applying for a guidance counselor.  The school’s handmatching grant through the Twins to book details the penalties for staff of separation fees, that after Aug. 1, $800 can be

charged, but before that date it is $400. The board agreed on charging Kildow $500 due to Connell’s assertion that, “She has really taken the highest road she could in terms of the transition.” The board also approved the hiring of Danya Getcho as a long-term substitute teacher for the school, Robert Solum as long-term substitute route bus driver, and Tricia Hayden as transportation director at an annual salary of $12,096.

Laptop insurance program Connell brought the school’s lack of laptop insurance option to the board’s attention. “I think that parents would appreciate some kind of program that the school board supports relating to insurance,” said Connell.  His recommendation to the board was a self-insured approach where parents would pay the school a $40 to $50 fee that would go to a fund of money. “If there is damage to the computer that is not covered under warranty we would dig into this fund of money to help pay for the cost of damages,” he said. The board approved the preliminary laptop insurance program, but directed Connell to iron out the exact costs for the program to be implemented.

easement for what will be a new storage facility for police cars and snow-removal equipment was approved by the board. The city building will be built next to the school’s garage by the airport.  Connell also reported that he is optimistic that the school will be able to provide summer school transportation in the future.   “We ended up with way too much money in our transportation budget for the after-school program,” stated Connell.  He hopes that at least the first two weeks in June can be covered with school transportation.  “Hopefully the Department of Public Instruction will say we can take some of our after-school transportation money and flip it into June and use it for summer school transportation instead,” explained Connell. Elementary school Principal Laura Stunkel reported that Oct. 9 is National Walk/Bike to School Day.  “We are even trying to coordinate with the bus drivers to get kids to get dropped off away from school and to actually walk in to school,” explained Stunkel.  She assured the event will be well-supervised, with city police and teachers assisting in the activity. 

Promise award Stunkel voiced her excitement about Administrative reports the elementary school receiving a promConnell reported that the energy proj- ise award for the sixth consecutive year. ects are finished, but they are waiting to “I am very, very proud that Shell Lake is get the energy cost savings numbers from six years in a row for the promise award Mckinstry, the school’s energy contractor.  at the elementary,” stated Stunkel.  EducaConnell also reported that half of the tors at the elementary school were planschool’s roof project is complete and is ning to have a surprise celebratory award ahead of schedule.  “They have not found cake in honor of the award on Tuesday, any mold, we were a little worried about Sept. 17.   that,” acknowledged Connell. A request received from the city for an


“Discover Wisconsin” TV films in Washburn County

Washburn County is one of four counties featured in new ATV episode

WASHBURN COUNTY — Four Northwest Wisconsin counties have partnered with “Discover Wisconsin” to spotlight the popular sport of ATVing. Northwest Wisconsin is home to some of the top ATV trails in the country, and the upcoming 30-minute episode will highlight some of the best areas to get out and ride. The episode will premiere March 29-30, 2014. “As a Wisconsin girl, I feel like I basically grew up on an ATV, so of course I had high expectations for Washburn County!” said Mariah Haberman, co-host of “Discover Wisconsin.” “The area completely surpassed my expectations — the scenery is gorgeous, the wildlife is abundant and the people are so warm and welcoming.” Filming began in August for Barron,

“We get compliments on the amazing trail systems in Washburn County and all of Northwest Wisconsin here at the Washburn County Visitor Center frequently,” said Michelle Voight, executive director of Washburn County Tourism Association. “Many people from out of state and within our own great state travel up to this area to enjoy the trails. ATVing has had and will continue to have a significant economic impact on our region, and we are thrilled to be a part of promoting this great sport.”

“Discover Wisconsin” TV filming the scenic Namekagon River on the Wild Rivers State Trail. — Photo submitted Burnett, Douglas and Washburn counties. Local trail clubs, tourism organizations, trail coordinators and businesses came

together to assist with the filming. Each county will be spotlighted in a portion of the episode.

About “Discover Wisconsin” As the nation’s longest-running tourism program, “Discover Wisconsin” can be seen statewide on Fox Sports North Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. For more on this and other episodes or the broadcast schedule in other areas, please visit Connect with “Discover Wisconsin” on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. — from Discover Wisconsin

Area news at a glance RURAL FREDERIC — Owens Farm Inc., rural Frederic, celebrated their 100th anniversary with more than 600 guests attending their celebration on Saturday, Sept. 7. The farm today is under the leadership of brothers Wilfred, Walter and

Post-high-school information meeting in Spooner SPOONER — An information night on post-high-school planning for parents and students is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7 p.m., in the Spooner High School auditorium. A college admission representative panel will be available to answer questions. Contact Dawn Meyers, high school counselor, 715-635-2172, for more information. — from SASD

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Sept. 9 - $30 Thom Meyers, Pewaukee Sept. 10 - $30 Lee Thomas, Shell Lake Sept. 11 - $30 Troy Taubman, Cloquet, Minn. Sept. 12 - $30 Jeremy Peterson/ Meghan Pesko, Rice Lake Sept. 13 - $30 Miles Miller, Shell Lake

Bitney Law Firm Ltd. Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio

Temps & levels

Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station 2012 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15

High Low Precip. 68 45 .10” rain 72 48 78 58 88 55 .01” rain 61 47 .01” rain 71 39 71 41

2013 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15

High Low Precip. 70 58 .11” rain 83 66 82 57 82 51 69 39 68 41 73 52 .51” rain

Lake level Monday, Sept. 17, 2012: 1.217.10’ MSL Monday, Sept. 16, 2013: 1,216.81’ MSL

Roger, grandsons of original owners Wilfred and Grace Owens. There are also fourth-generation members of the family working the farm that has grown from 160 acres to 1,600 acres and a herd of more than 1,400 Jerseys. The brothers took over the farm from their parents, Harold and Agnes. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• HAY RIVER — A child was airlifted by LifeLink to Mayo Clinic Health SystemEau Claire about 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, after a horse-drawn cart tipped over when the horse pulling it was spooked in Dunn County. An initial report said three children were hurt, but it ended up that only one person was transported according to Melissa Gilgenbach, director of emergency services for Dunn County. — from Barron News-Shield ••• CAMERON — Despite a series of setbacks, Mandy Nauman remains on schedule to fulfill her sled dog racing goal in Alaska. A canceled race, the loss of her lead dog, and a training vehicle fire haven’t deterred the musher from Cameron in her quest to do the Yukon Quest, a 1,000-mile push across the Alaskan landscape in February. Nauman is registered for the 2014 Yukon Quest but needs a qualifying 300-mile race on her resume, a detail she hoped to check off last January. But the Copper Basin race, a grueling

mountainous journey, was canceled due to mild weather. Nauman is pressured into doing the Copper Basin this January, only weeks ahead of the early-February Yukon Quest. Late this summer, Nauman’s lead dog died after being kicked by a cow moose. “They say if you can do the Copper Basin then you can do a 1,000mile race,” Nauman said. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype ••• CUMBERLAND — A fireworks display, donated by Ken and Jacke Sparish, capped off the festivities at the grand opening of Endeavor Stadium in Cumberland during the Friday, Sept. 6, football game. A group photo of those attending the game, along with a photo of those that came to say goodbye to Moser Field, will be on permanent display at the new stadium complex. — from the Cumberland Advocate ••• RICE LAKE — Christopher Polzin, 33, Rice Lake, faces felony child abuse and bail jumping in connection with an incident Sept. 5 at a Rice Lake retail store parking lot. A witness told police that she saw a man pulling a shopping cart across the store parking lot. In the child seat of the cart was an 8-year-old girl who the witness said “was screaming very loudly.” The witness saw the man push the shopping cart into a parked vehicle, causing the cart to fall on its side and the

Register Memories 1953 - 60 years ago

• Work was being completed on a new $20,000 addition to the Shell Lake Boat Factory. • Students and teachers at Shell Lake Schools were enjoying a new Frigidaire water cooler. It was in part paid for by recent graduating classes. • Officers of the Shell Lake Student Council were Lee Swan, president; Gary Sauer, vice president; Peter Hubin, treasurer; and Joyce Rohde, secretary. • Shirley Lukens, who was under treatment for polio at Wisconsin General Hospital., spent a few weeks at her home here. She was stricken with polio while a student at Barron County Normal School in Rice Lake.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Gerald Campbell and son Mike, Sarona, had the misfortune to hit a cow while on their way home from Shell Lake. The cow, belonging to Lenny Matheson, Shell Lake, had strayed onto the highway along with other cows from the Matheson herd. The cow died shortly after the accident, and considerable damage was done to the car. There were no injuries to the passengers. • Brownie Scout leaders were Mrs. Jim Rohlik, Mrs. Vernon Parker, Mrs. Warren Winton and Mrs. Dale Moen. • The Saturday special at Shell Lake Bakery was a jelly roll for 35 cents. • Bill Albright, Chippewa Falls, did a lot of fishing throughout the summer. Not only did he catch a limit of walleye but also landed a 17-pound musky.

1973 - 40 years ago

• A wedding dance for Arlan Bergquist

girl to fall onto the blacktop. The complaint said the girl hit her head and suffered an injured finger. When the witness confronted the man, he allegedly made a “very angry face,” pointed at the witness and said “stay out of it.” The witness then called 911. When a Rice Lake officer reached the scene he noted a man walking near the corner of the parking lot and reported that the man began walking toward him with his hands in the air. At the time of the incident, Polzin was free on $5,000 signature bond in connection with two felony counts of failure to provide child support for at least 120 days. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype

Correction on Jerry Brown benefit SHELL LAKE – On Thursday, Sept. 5, a community fundraiser was held at Shell Lake Schools as a benefit for Jerry Brown. Many people and organizations were involved with the benefit that was supported by the Friends of Jerry Brown. This group included employees of Shell Lake Schools, Shell Lake Lions Club members and others of the community. The event was very well-attended with raffle items and bake sale items coming from a variety of sources. — WCR

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and Diane Bubloz was held at the Lumberjack Bar and Hotel in Shell Lake. The Pine Hill Trio provided music. • Cornelius Szarblewski received a pleasant surprise when President Nixon sent him a birthday greeting card in honor of his 88th birthday. • H&W Construction, owned by L.W. Hubin of Shell Lake., was advertising that they could do complete roofing and insulation. • Mrs. Susan Vernon was the new teaching assistant in the consumer and homemaking education program at Shell Lake.

1983 - 30 years ago

• Shell Lake School Board named Rae Jean Rydberg as girls basketball coach. • John Leckel was hired as a school bus driver for Shell Lake. • Jessica Johnson and Becky Haremza were selected as Shell Lake Elementary School Good Citizens. • Shell Lake fifth-graders participated in the Conservation Field Day sponsored by the Washburn County Land Conservation Committee and junior board members. Steve Soltis finished a quiz with a perfect score of 100. Committee members for Washburn County were Richard Fox, chairman; Ernest Miller, Harvey Gillette, Leo Schieffer, Del Soholt and Pat Barrett.

1993 - 20 years ago

• Patty Wetterling, representing the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, presented information for children to make them safe when she spoke to Shell Lake elementary and junior high school students. • Cece Hughes resigned from the Shell Lake Board of Education after she purchased a business in Ladysmith and

would be moving there. • Pat and Lorraine Barrett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Shell Lake Community Center. • Shell Lake FFA Alumni officers were Bob Rand, president; Larry Graber, vice president; and Allan Lawrence, secretary/treasurer.

2003 - 10 years ago

• Pat Rounce, Lorraine Haremza and Catherine Frey were three charter members of the sewing club that had been getting together for the past 56 years for coffee, fellowship and a bit of knitting, mending, crafts and sewing. Other present members were Hazel Krantz, Barb Linton, Nan Rounce, Karen Ek, Lorraine Meyer, Mary Jacobs and Kak Reinhart. Past members included Hazel Cable, Tats Hogness, Edna Rustrong, Ellen Caudy, Lorraine Grosskup, Inez Mackie, Lorraine Tomasiak, Gloria Tomasiak, Anne Dahlstrom, Lillian Dahlstrom and Bena Sauer. • Sarah Parker, daughter of Mark and Jonelle Parker, Shell Lake, graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. • Three Shell Lake racers competed in the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. Finishing sixth overall, out of 804 racers, was Jonathan Kay. He was third in his age division. Josh Kay, finished 12th overall and fifth in his age group. Dan Hanson, finished 33rd, 12th in his age group. • Jerrod Basler unveiled his 9/11 mural he created in the 3-12 school building in memory of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City.


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Thursday, Sept. 19 & Friday, Sept. 20 • Rummage sale, Spooner United Methodist Church, 312 Elm. St., Spooner. Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. • Washburn County Historical Society Board meeting, 4 p.m., Hewitt Building Genealogy Room, Shell Lake. Friday, Sept. 20 • Spooner volleyball tailgate chicken dinner fundraiser, 4:30-7 p.m., high school commons. Dinner served by volleyball players and coaches. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22 • Colorfest Fall Festival, Barronett Civic Club, Barronett, 715-822-2595. Saturday, Sept. 21 • Matthew Perryman Jones, Nashville singer/songwriter, concert at the Potter’s Shed, 7 p.m. If inclement weather concert will be at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Tickets information, 800-850-8880, ext. 28 or or at the door. • Indianhead Writers meeting, 1 p.m., at Northwind Book & Fiber bookstore, Spooner. The plans for October 19 fall contest will be made. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call Mary Olsen, 715-468-2604. Monday, Sept. 23 • First Friends with Wilma 10 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information. • Learn to knit a sea foam scarf or shawl, 5:30-7 p.m., Northwind Book & Fiber, downtown Spooner, 715-6356811 or Wednesday, Sept. 25 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. • Kidstime-Parentime, 10 a.m., potluck Lunch 11:15 a.m., sponsored by Lakeland Family Resource Center. Call 715-635-4669 for registration and complete information. • Mission supper at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4-6:30 p.m. 715-635-3606. Thursday, Sept. 26 • First Year Parenting class, 5-8:30 p.m., Spooner Annex Building, UW-Extension conference room. Call Deb Meyer at 715-635-4444 or • The Shell Lake American Legion meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Shell Lake VFW meeting, 7 p.m., Friendship Commons. • Spooner High School Scholarship Donor Social, 5:30-7 p.m., Spooner High School choir room. Scholarship donors or those that would like to participate in the scholarship program for seniors are invited. Social will include dates for spring ceremony, reviewing the application process, discussing the scholarship process and collecting suggestions from donors. For more info, call Dawn Meyers, high school guidance counselor, 715635-2172. Friday Sept. 27, & Saturday, Sept. 28, • Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s performance of “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp,” 6:30 p.m., at Spooner High School auditorium. Saturday, Sept. 28 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Shell Lake Lions health fair, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Shell Lake School commons.

• Playing comedy workshop, TitW, Shell Lake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 715-468-4387 or visit titw. org. Monday, Sept. 30 • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College President Bob Meyer will be conducting strategic planning forums at all WITC locations in an effort to obtain input from the WITC community. Information gathered at the forums will be used in the development of the college’s 20152018 strategic plan. Members of the community are welcome to attend the public forum at the WITC-Shell Lake Administrative Office, 2 p.m., in boardrooms A and B. Members of the community are also welcome to provide feedback by accessing the online or paper surveys at


Tuesday, Oct. 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Wednesday, Oct. 2 • Washburn County HCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., UWExtension meeting room. • 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, Oct. 3 • Whitetails Unlimited fundraising event, Shell Lake Arts Center. Social hour is 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Call Gary Magnus at 715-635-2369 or WTU headquarters at 800-274-5471 or Ticket deadline is Sept. 26. No ticket sales at the door. • 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. Friday, Oct. 4 • Shell Lake Educational Foundation hosted community homecoming tailgate party, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 • Simply Magic concert: “Even the Dog was a Girl,” 7:30 p.m., at the Erika Quam Theatre, Shell Lake. For more reservations, call 715-468-4387 or visit • Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Lake Arts Center, featuring local food vendors, live music and door prizes, 6-11 p.m., at the arts center. Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Rice Lake Area Grief Support Group, six-week session begins, 6-7:30 p.m., Lakeview Medical Center. For info and to register, call 715-236-8470. • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 • 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, Oct. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center.

Rubesch second in 100-mile race RAPID CITY, S.D. - Former Spooner resident Chris Rubesch finished second in the annual Lean House 100-mile ultramarathon held Aug. 24 in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. The race is run on the Mickelson Trail from Hot Springs, through Custer, past Crazy Horse Monument to Hill City and then back to Hot Springs and includes a total climb of over 3,500 feet.  This year’s race was run with temperatures in the high 90s. The race began at 6 a.m., and Rubesch finished at approximately 10:40 p.m., completing the 100 miles in 16 hours, 40 minutes, 46 seconds.  The first-place finisher was Jordan Hanlon of St. Paul, Minn.  Rubesch was more than three hours ahead of the third-place finisher.  His time was the seventh fastest in the history of the event.  Since ultramarathon courses are sometimes not as well-marked as those of shorter races, and because of the long distance,  the often large gaps between competitors and running in darkness, it is common in ultramarathons of this length to allow noncompeting pacers to accompany the runners on some portions of the course.  In the Lean Horse 100, Rubesch was paced over some segments of the last half of the course and during the night by his sister, Haily Rubesch, his cousin, Max

The finish line of the Lean Horse 100-mile ultramarathon in Hot Springs, S.D.

Chris Rubesch, formerly of Spooner, placed second in the Lean Horse 100-mile ultramarathon held recently in the Black Hills of South Dakota. - Photos submitted

While marathons are typically run on roads, ultramarathons are usually run on Rubesch and his former college team- trails. This was Rubesch’s first 100-mile race.  He competed in cross country and mate, Joe Stromsness. An ultramarthon is any event longer track in high school and college, comthan a traditional marathon (26.2 miles).  peting in distances from 1,500 meters to

10,000 meters, and in recent years has participated in half-marathons, marathons, 50K (31 miles), 50-mile, and 100K (62 miles) races. - with submitted information


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Three 1942 graduates of Shell Lake High met at Lakeview Shell Lake graduates and guests getting together at Lakeview in Shell Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 10, were (L to R): Gilbert Livingston, in Shell Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Shown (L to R): Gilbert Chuck Lutz, Barbara Berquist Shaw, Bob Shaw, Jeane Pallage Epps, Linda Wigchers Kibler, Larry Kibler, Bob Washkuhn, Jim Toll and Livingston, Shell Lake area; Jeane Pallage Epps, Athol, Idaho, and Charles “Chuck” Lutz, Shell Lake. — Photos by Jan Engwer Tam Toll.

Local Girl Scouts attend Our World, Our Family event SPOONER/MINONG – Spooner Girl Scout Troop 4510 and Minong Girl Scout Troop 4525 joined more than 1,000 Girl Scouts in Nisswa, Minn., Sept. 6-8 at the GSMWLP council’s Our World, Our Family annual event. Friday night was exciting as girls reconnected with old friends and made new ones around a couple of campfires.  The event kicked into high gear on Saturday morning with an opening flag ceremony followed by a full day of fun and adventure.  “It was a great weekend,” said Caitlin Podratz.  Alex Martin described the weekend in one word: “Epic.”  The girls participated in a variety of activities, from learning more about Girl Scouts history and girl leadership, to swimming, bog walking, a climbing wall, archery, canoeing, eco art, ropes courses and rockets.  There were more than 60 sessions to choose from in the areas of sports and fitness, environmental education, art and leadership activities. “The whole weekend was awesome, the challenge courses like low ropes and climbing wall were the best,” said Brianna Sohn. The event kicks off Troop 4510’s and 4525’s Girl Scout year. This year the girls

Girl Scouts from the Spooner/Minong area attended a special event in Nisswa, Minn., the weekend of Sept. 6-8. Anyone interested in becoming a Girl Scout is invited to the recruitment events coming up Sept. 23 in Minong and Sept. 24 in Spooner. Girl Scouts shown are (L to R): Becca Cottrell, Dakota Myers, Caitlin Podratz, Brianna Sohn and Alex Martin. - Photo submitted

CPR class at IMC SHELL LAKE — Learn how to apply CPR to infants and children, birth to 8 years, at a CPR class facilitated by Nancy Furchtenicht, American Heart Association CPR instructor. The class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., at the Indianhead Medical Center, 113 4th Ave., Shell Lake. There is no fee for this class, however, a Family and Friends booklet is available

at a minimal cost. With an additional lesson time and a fee, students may obtain Heartsaver certification for adult, child and infant. Additional lesson is available following the infant and child CPR class. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Please call Lakeland Family Resource Center, 715-635-4669, to register. No child care available. — from LFRC

Strengthening families program to be offered SHELL LAKE — Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 will be offered on Tuesday evenings starting Oct. 1 in Shell Lake. This seven-week series helps caregivers — parents, grandparents, other adult relatives or guardians — build on their strengths, show love and set limits. Youth, ages 10-14, will develop skills in resisting negative peer pressure and building a positive future. Sessions include interactive games and activities.

Classes run from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 1-Nov.12, at the Shell Lake High School. A free supper will be provided each week as well as child care. Registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 24. Please call the Lakeland Family Resource Center at 715-635-4669. Program sponsors are UW-Extension, Lakeland Family Resource Center, Washburn County Human Services and Shell Lake School District. — from LFRC

Fall Splendor Art Meander set WASHBURN COUNTY - Gallery owners and artists of western Wisconsin invite you to participate in the third year of the Fall Splendor Art Meander, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27, 4 to 9 p.m., and Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the fall colors, meet the artists and tour their working studios and galleries.  This tour covers studios from Bloomer to Spooner. Take Hwy. 53 or the back roads for a great day drive or a weekend getaway, a map is available online, Along the way there will be plenty of eateries, wineries and culinary artisans to enjoy.  

Participating galleries are Arts in Hand Gallery and NW Heritage Passage, Purple Pelican, and Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner; The Brickyard Pottery & Glass, Barronett; The Potter’s Shed, Shell Lake; Dancing Bird, Cumberland; Paulette Bundich, Rice Lake; The Olive Branch Gallery, Cameron; CJ Conner Studio and Artistic Innovations (Pat Hamm), Nancy Erickson-Dutmer and Don Olson, Chetek; Losse Clay Pottery Studio, Dallas; O’Neil Creek Winery, Bloomer; and Lodestar Gallery; New Auburn. - with submitted information

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are already busy planning service projects as well as fun events. The girls all extend gratitude to everyone who purchased Girl Scout cookies this past spring. These purchases helped them to participate in the weekend event as each of the girls was able to pay for a portion of this event through credits earned from the annual cookie sale. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. All girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome to join Girl Scouts to participate in events like Our World, Our Family and troops, camp or travel. The cost to join is $15 (scholarships available). Girls help earn their way to participate in activities through product sales programs. Many girls join in the fall. Local recruitment events are being held for families to learn more about Girl Scouts. There will be one at  Minong Calvary Lutheran Church, Monday, Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m. and at Spooner High School, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 - 5 p.m. If you can’t make it or for more information about joining, volunteering, or donating, call 800-955-6032. - submitted Your community connection.

The Shell Lake 2013 Town & Country Days Committee would like to thank the following sponsors and contributors who helped make the 35th-Annual Town & Country Days event a huge success. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. This would not be possible without each and every one of you. O’Reilly Auto Parts, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc., Shell Lake Family Dental, Shell Lake State Bank, Shell Lake Marine, Klopp’s 5th Ave. Bar, Clover Meadow Winery, White Wolf Distillery, Lynn’s Honeywagon, Allied Waste Services, Republic Services, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, 99.1 Fox Radio Station, Star 97.7 Radio Station, WJMC Radio Station, Shell Lake Woodcrafters, Lake Insurance, C. Swan Wennerberg - Dozing, Excavating & Hauling, Shell Lake Clinic, Ltd., Schmitz’s Economart, Shell Lake & Cumberland Chiropractic, The Potter’s Shed, Haack Orthodontics, Andrea Distributing Inc., Gary & JoAnne Olson, Skinner Funeral Home - Shell Lake, Washburn County Register, Wolverine Tire & Auto Care, Organized Chaos, Thru the Woods Café, Shared Medical Technology, Spooner Health System, Spooner Advocate, Essentia Health, Vitality Village, Silver Tip Excavating, Frito Lay, WITC, Shell Lake Schools, United Ag Services - Shell Lake Agronomy, Lundeen Farm Automation, Swant Graber Motors, Cooper Engineering, EverGreen Restoration & Repair, Larry The Cable Guy, Wohlk Farms - Custom Services, CenturyLink, Rick Brown Soil Testing, Larsen Auto Center, B&B Disposal, Tractor Central, ArtiSands, Greener’s Reel ‘Em Inn, BEE Restoration, Tony’s Riverside, Stellrecht Tractor & Auto Repair, Tru Gas, Lakeview Bar & Grill, Silver Shears, Jean’s Antiques, The Body Shop, Hansen Concrete, Marshal & Vivian Poquette, My Favorite Things/Sarona Jewels, Farmers Insurance - The Schultz Agency, Peggy’s Place, Becky’s Food & Spirit, Country Pride Co-op, Northwest Honda, Spooner Creek Designs, Fastenal, Northwest Land & Recreation, Indianhead Medical Center, Mutt Cutts, Lucas Oil, Ventures Unlimited, Hanson’s Hideaway, WGMO, Cortec, Geek’s Meat Market, Smith Auto Body, Full Gospel Church, The Polish Parlour, Swil’s Smoothies, Don Johnson’s Auto Group, GTC - Spooner, Kwik Trip, TJ’s Trophies, Shell Lake Pharmacy, City of Shell Lake,, Mosaic, Washburn County 4-H, Wal-Mart, Smokey Bear, WI DNR, state of WI, Local Law Enforcement, Shell Lake Fire Dept., Nortrax, 3M, Matco Tools, Bush & Gilles Furniture, Museum of Woodcarving, Rice Lake Harley-Davidson, Subway, Speedy’s Gas Station, Rugged Custom Calls, White Birch Printing, Spooner Golf Club, Shannon Klopp, Karen’s Ceramics, Baraboo Tractor, Shell Lake Lions Club, Dahl Funeral Home, Road ID, Stray Cats. Also a big thank-you to all the volunteers that helped with each of the events during the weekend. 592431 5r


Cemetery walk creates history talk by Danielle Moe Register staff writer STONE LAKE - The Stone Lake Historical Society held their second-annual cemetery walk on Sunday, Sept. 15, despite damp weather.   “Last year we had more people, I think the weather scared some away,” acknowledged historical society director Connie Schield. Many area history aficionados still turned out to hear the tales of the locals that gave the Stone Lake area its rich heritage.  The Quinn, Henk, Davis, Metcalf and Walter family stories were shared by their descendants.  Lexi Hutton told the story of her great-grandmother, Christine Henk.  “Her family had crossed the ocean in a ship called the S.S. Hanover in 1900. It took them many days to arrive from Czechoslovakia,” recounted Hutton.  The Henk family is related to the Melby, Cheney, Paffel and Parr families.  Sharon Butler shared stories  of her grandfather, James W. Quinn; Sandy (Melby) Oates told the story of her grandparents, Orville E. Davis and Sarah A. Davis; Ardis (Metcalf) Schultz shared the story of Asa Metcalf and Anna Wick; and Wilma Johnson shared the story of her grandparents, Andrew and Kathryn Walter. The many comical stories of Sharon Butler’s grandfather, James Quinn, got laughs from those assembled.  Quinn frequently left doors unlocked and left his keys

Lexi Hutton shares the story of her great-grandmother, Christine Henk, who immigrated to America in 1900 from Czechoslovakia. – Photos by Danielle Moe

Hannah Parr makes a rubbing of the Jarvis family headstone. Parr’s grandfather is a Jarvis. in his car, leading to it being stolen and stripped by one account.  “James’ car was the subject of many good stories,” said Butler, smiling.  The Quinn family is related to the Yonke, Bean and Skille families. After the family histories everyone was invited to make gravestone rubbings, and enjoyed melodies from a bygone era, compliments of three local musicians. 

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Local musicians provided music during and after family stories were told. Steve Kozac keeps tempo on the drum, as Peggy Wood plucks her violin, with Steve Trude playing the guitar.

The Shell Lake Town & Country Days Committee would like to give a Big Thank-You to the Shell Lake City Crew, Shell Lake Police Department, Shell Lake Fire Department, Shell Lake Lions and the Shell Lake FFA for all of their help during our 2013 Shell Lake Town & Country Days. It was greatly appreciated. 592432 5r




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My father said the road was a simple dirt road when he was small, and soon the surface became paved in brick. Like many of our links to the world, the road began as an animal trail, then a bridle path, a wagon road, and became a heavily traveled route covered with red brick in town and paved over with concrete both east and west. When young you believe roads to be broad but in actuality this road was less than four rods wide including curbs. My two younger brothers and I watched it in all our spare moments. It was the length diminishing into the dawn or the sunset that held our consuming interest. Unless we were kept away by duties or rain or snow, we were on the front porch or seated dangling our legs on the railing or on the steps watching the world go by. When there was a holiday celebration people would come and stand along the sidewalk to watch the parade with the town band and troops of Scouts and decorated floats and horseback riders and fire trucks pass by. We had our ringside seats on our porch. In those days, only the folks who were successful owned automobiles. They would park their cars on blocks in their garages in the winter. They were the kind of people you admired, like lawyers and doctors. Traffic on our road was light in winter. When spring came we would watch the increase as if it were a weather gauge. Sometimes we saw genuine Okies with their battered old trucks, little kids and women and men in overalls, chicken pens strapped on. Our parents talked about the Depression sometimes so we knew they were just poor people.

by Mary B. Olsen The name and title of an old poem is forgotten, but I remember a line that lies close to my heart. “I want to live in a house by the side of the road where the rest of the world passes by.” Like the poet, I enjoy more than any of the accomplishments in my life the pleasure of watching the day-to-day world of others, the people who make up my small world and those passing through.. When I was growing up, our house was beside a road where the world of the 1930s and 1940s passed by. It ran east and west and if one would take to the road it would lead to the Dakotas, prairies, plains and mountains and continue to the Pacific Ocean. The house where I lived was built along with other little houses as company houses for coal miners who came to our town under contract from the mining companies. They signed on in places like England, Poland, Germany, Austria and Italy and came with families to work the mines and build a town. My father was born in the house and lived his entire life there. When his father died, his mother became the owner of the house. After she died, there was a lien on the house for her medical expenses, and my father worked on construction of a new wing on the hospital to pay off the debt. When he and my mother were married they lived in the house, and brought seven children to live there and grow up.

Then there was a war on. We sometimes went to the movies and we had a radio, so we knew about things. My brothers, Tom and Fred, and I, dropped whatever we were doing to run out on the porch when a convoy was passing by. The dark, drab green shapes of dusty Army trucks draped with canvas to cover groups of men in uniform rolled by slowly pulling armaments. If you watched the road, you saw the reality of the war. We could wave at a soldier and sometimes one would wave back. On VJ Day, we put up the flag and our dad set the radio on the porch railing blasting the latest news. People were driving by tooting horns and waving and shouting with joy. Most everyone crowded downtown that evening, with music and singing and fried chicken dinners. We celebrated because our boys were coming home. There wasn’t much traffic on our road until a couple of years after the war ended. Everything changed when the new cars started coming out. There were new models, and more variety than ever before. From our porch we learned all of them and could tell if it was a Ford or a Chevrolet before it reached us. We were a car country, and gasoline was 6 gallons for a dollar. These days, that house where I grew up is still there. The bricks in the road were torn out and gave way to smooth paving. The traffic is heavier than ever and there are three stoplights on that street. Other people, strangers, live there now. There’s no front porch but there are steps. Some children could sit on a step and watch the world go by.

Taking vacation Have you ever played the game Catch-Up? Chris Budde developed the game after attending a family reunion and no one mentioned the fact that her son was diagnosed with autism. As it turns out, no one knew. She created the Catch-Up game with the intent of helping people to have a deeper awareness of other people’s lives. This game asks questions for you in a way that doesn’t seem nosy or intrusive. There are no winners or losers. Even though this game can be as outrageous or as serious as you make it, it gets personal. Cards with questions are drawn from a plastic container resembling a ketchup bottle. Back in April while playing the Catch-Up game with friends I was asked the question, “Where would you like to go on vacation?” My answer was Branson, Mo., to which husband Milt said, “Why? You don’t care that much about music shows.” I guess I chose Branson because some of our friends have visited there several times and they seem to always have fun. It was in June that our friend Peggy called to say she and her husband, Roger, had rented a condo in Branson and would we like to join them and two other couples for a week’s vacation there the end of August. These people were not the ones that we had played the CatchUp game with so the invitation came from out of the blue. A decision was made and we began planning a vacation. Since the grandchildren started being born it seems most of our vacation time revolved around them. This vacation would be just for us. As it turns out, the last week of August was when Silver Dollar City in Branson hosted what they call the Southern Gospel Picnic. Most of the music we heard that week revolved around a style of music that Milt

enjoys. He plays bass and sings country gospel in the music group Glory Train. After several performers’ concerts, Milt was up buying their CD specials. He now has a new repertoire of music for when he goes to the Frederic nursing home on Thursdays to read and play music for the residents. After enjoying an outdoor concert by the trio Sons of Silver Dollar, in 90-plus-degree weather, we were ready to sit in a cool building. Members of the group, Mark “Hoss” Le Tourneau, “Babyface” Jim Ellis, and Superior native Tom “Timbuk” Johnson, commented that they sit in Hannah’s Ice-Cream Shop between sets to cool off. We took them up on their suggestion and enjoyed an ice-cream treat. While visiting with the men, we discovered that Hoss may not be able to live up to his nickname as he has lost around 100 pounds. Our friend Roger’s dad was the director at the Wood Lake Bible Camp near Grantsburg when Tom, as a young camper, left a musical instrument behind after spending a week at the camp. He commented that his dad wasn’t too happy about having to make the trip from Superior back to Grantsburg to retrieve the horn. In addition to attending concerts at Silver Dollar City, we heard an American Idol finalist from the seventh season, Luke Menard, performing at the Pierce Arrow Theatre, as well as The Presleys at their theater. At one point during each of their shows, America’s veterans were honored. The houselights were turned up and all veterans were asked to stand before the performers did a patriotic musical tribute. We also attended the live performance of “Joseph” at the Sights and Sounds Theatre and enjoyed a noon cruise and dinner show aboard the Branson Belle Showboat.

As a member of Sons of Silver Dollar, Superior native Tom Johnson, center, is joined onstage at Silver Dollar City by Jim Ellis and Mark Le Tourneau. — Photo by Suzanne Johnson I found Branson to be a family-friendly and clean city to visit. Most people visiting the week we were there seemed to have lost the original color to their hair but it was amazing the energy and stamina they had to take in all the city has to offer. Each evening when we returned to our rented condo, the men challenged the women to a marble-and-card game they call Social Security. By the end of the stay, we women were starting to be the winners. Playing games can be a time to connect and enjoy time with friends. It may even lead to sharing a vacation together.

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Spooner ReStore grand opening held by Jackie Thorwick Special to the Register SPOONER - A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand-opening gala were held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the new Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spooner, which opened for sales for the first time that day. A festive atmosphere prevailed with live music inside, and fun music DJ’d outside where free food was served. Doctor Dan of GMO Radio broadcast live and interviewed special guests including Amy Matthews, host of shows on HGTV and DIY including “Renovation Raiders” and “Sweat Equity.” The community came out in force to shop and to support the new ReStore, which is run by Habitat for Humanity. Over 400 people bought more than 1,700 items that day, and about 450 people were served a free lunch. Sales from the store raise funds to help the nonprofit build and repair homes for families in need. The Spooner ReStore is the second ReStore run by Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, based in St. Croix Falls. Their first ReStore opened in St. Croix Falls in 2011. That store has turned over more than $180,000 to Habitat toward its programs to date. The opening of the Spooner ReStore is one result of a merger between Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat affiliates in Rush and Washburn counties

Amy Grunow and her partner Tony LeTourneau (who was home sick), are now building a Habitat home in Amery. She told the crowd about her family and how they came to apply to Habitat for help. They have overcome many challenges, including cancer, drug addiction, and death. Their family of six is living in a two-bedroom trailer home in Osceola, and Habitat is working with them to build a home for them. Grunow said she tells her sons, “Heroes don’t always wear capes – these people from Habitat are heroes!” Those wanting to learn more about this and other Habitat families and the program may go to

Participating in the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Spooner were, from left, Amy Grunow and her sons; she and her partner Tony LeTourneau, not present, are now building a home in Amery with Habitat for Humanity volunteers; Sue LeTourneau, Tony’s mother; Jeff Dietrich of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Spooner, which loaned Habitat funds toward ReStore start-up costs; Paul Nedland, Spooner ReStore manager; Tony Ritten, board president of Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity; Rep. Nick Milroy; Spooner Alderman Fred Schluter, David Sandmann, manager of WRHFH’s ReStore in St. Croix Falls; Donny Strunk, WRHFH board member; Amy Matthews of HGTV holding her son Eli; and Eric Kube, executive director of WRHFH. – Photos by Jackie Thorwick which took place this summer. Eric Kube, executive director of Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity, said during the ribbon cutting that the affiliate has moved from helping two families a year to 85 families this year, in large part due to the fundsbrought

The grand opening of the Spooner ReStore was made possible by a host of volunteers and community organizations. Carol Graf, of Shell Lake, showed up to shop, donned a T-shirt and helped serve lunch. Others who helped make the event a great success were Schmitz’s Economart, Tony’s Riverside, Community Bank, Cruising Tunes, Jersey’s Banquet and Event Center, Kwik Trip, A+ Tents and Indianhead Floral, Garden and Gift.

in by the ReStore. “That’s why we’re so excited to open another store,” Kube said. “This will help us help more people.” Another result of the merger is that Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness program is now serving the people of Rush and Washburn Counties as well as Polk and Burnett. Habitat has also recently hired a full-time manager for the ABWK program. Many have already applied, and volunteers are needed to help the many families now waiting for help. Those interested in volunteering with A Brush With Kindness or on a home build may contact Habitat at 715-483-2700 or

go to to learn more. Families unable to purchase a home who are living in inadequate or too-expensive housing, as well as those who own a home, but need help painting or repairing it, may do the same. Volunteers are needed to staff the Spooner ReStore, and donations are needed. Donations are tax-deductible. The store accepts furniture, housewares, appliances and building materials. It is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The store is at 805 South River St. in Spooner, across from Economart. Call the ReStore at 715-6354771 with any questions.

The parking lot at the new Spooner ReStore was overflowing on grand-opening day Saturday, Sept. 14. Fred Schluter, Spooner alderman, said, “It’s great to see all the cars in the parking lot again – we are so happy to have the ReStore in town!”

Shoppers were pleased to show off their “find of the day” at the Spooner ReStore grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 14. The ReStore takes new and used donated furniture, housewares, appliances, building materials, tools, and more, and sells them at discounted rates. Those donating get a tax deduction; those shopping get a great deal; and sales raise funds to help families in need of a decent home.


Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Expo WEST ALLIS – The Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Expo was held in Milwaukee on Thursday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 15. Representing Washburn County were Savannah Quinn, Ally Jacoby, Brianna Schaefer and Logan Hendricks. They competed in six categories of riding. To be able to compete in the expo the riders had to earn a blue ribbon at their county fair. Quinn placed top 10 in Western riding, English pleasure and reserve champion in trail. Jacoby placed top 10 in all six classes. Hendricks placed reserve champion in Western riding. - submitted LEFT: Savanna Quinn and Ally Jacoby represented Washburn County in the Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Expo. – Photos submitted

RIGIHT: Logan Hendricks earned reserve champion in Western riding.

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Construction is under way on 5th Avenue in Shell Lake. The city is hopeful that crews can complete the projects before winter. See story, page 1. – Photo by Danielle Moe

Senior Tax Exchange Program at SL Schools SHELL LAKE - S.T.E.P. is an acronym for Senior Tax Exchange Program. The School District of Shell Lake began implementing the S.T.E.P. program after board of education approval in May of 1999. Through the program, senior citizens or younger disabled adults can become active participants in schools by assisting with homework, facilitating small groups, shelving books, tutoring – the list goes on. Citizens interested in participating in the S.T.E.P. program at Shell Lake Schools both earn and provide many rewards including: Help students learn from the life experiences of others; demonstrate the importance of giving back to students; increase community involvement in the school; provide a way for volunteers to utilize their life skills and experiences; and provide school property tax relief to district residents. Volunteers working with S.T.E.P. can earn a tax credit of $7.25 per hour toward their school property tax, with a maximum credit of $362.50 per year. An application, clear background check and a willingness to give time are all it takes. Please take a minute to review your schedule and consider participating in this rewarding opportunity during the 20132014 school year. Please contact the community education office at 715-468-7815, ext. 1337, to request an application or email request to – submitted

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A big thank-you to each and every one who has shown concern for me during and after my recent accident that took place during the Labor Day Town and Country Days parade. I am sorry for having to delay the parade, but I am not sorry for living where I do and being a part of our great city. I don’t believe there is a better place to live than in Shell Lake. What a fantastic town and what a great bunch of people who live here! Once again, thanks to all who showed concern in any way. You are the best. A special thank-you to Dr. Rigstad and all the hospital staff who had to put up with me. Also a special thank-you to the Yellow Rooster and his golf cart for getting me to the ER so quickly. Thanks Shayne. 592461 5rp

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Lakers 14-13 over the Wolves

by Larry Samson Register staff writer ELMWOOD – In the first football matchup between Shell Lake and Elmwood/Plum City, Shell Lake came out on top, 14-13, in the Friday, Sept. 13, game. Shell Lake went into the Lakeland South Conference this year and they are playing some of these schools for the first time. The people and staff at Elmwood were warm and welcoming to the players, coaches and fans. The Elmwood/Plum City Wolves started out the game, scoring in only two plays. Shell Lake came right back, moving the ball downfield and scoring on a 6-yard Andrew Larson touchdown run. David Brereton scored the extra point and the game was tied. On the next series James Crawford recovered a Wolves fumble on the 46-yard line. On a fourth-and-two play Shell Lake made the needed yardage to convert but a penalty made it fourth and eight. Shell Lake went for the field goal but it was just wide. On the next series Jesse Sibert recovered a

fumble on the 22-yard line. Quarterback Dylan Sandwick connected to Curtis Parker for a touchdown, the first touchdown for Parker. With the score 14-7, Brereton kicked the ball to the Wolves and recovered the third Wolves fumble. Shell Lake was in good position on the 28-yard line but penalties moved them back to the 45-yard line and the Lakers elected to punt. They went into the half with a seven-point lead. In the third quarter it was all Shell Lake could do to slow up Wolves quarterback Levi Wolf. Wolf racked up a lot of yards rushing and had nothing to show for it as the Shell Lake defense dug in. In the fourth quarter the Wolves put together a drive and scored from the 9-yard line on a quarterback keeper. They opted for the two-point conversion and Shell Lake’s defense stood their ground and held. Shell Lake had a turnover on the 49-yard line when they fumbled, but the defense stepped up and forced a punt. It was Shell Lake’s ball with 2:52 left in the game. Shell Lake ran the clock down, with Sam Muska keeping Shell Lake possession with some key conversions. With only a few seconds left on the clock and the Wolves driving, Crawford came up with an interception and Shell Lake ran the clock out. Shell Lake will travel to Flambeau on Friday, Sept. 20, to play the Flambeau Falcons. Flambeau is 2-2 for the season coming off a 28-16 win over St. Croix Falls Friday, Sept. 13.

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Curtis Parker crosses the goal line for the go-ahead touchdown on a 22-yard reception from Dylan Sandwick. Shell Lake beat Elmwood/Plum City, 14-13, on Friday, Sept. 13, for a conference win. This was Parker’s first touchdown of his career.

The play of the game came in the fourth quarter when defensive back James Crawford intercepted the Wolves pass ending a drive and ensuring a Laker win.

Spooner Rail Golf Week 4 Monday, Sept. 9 at Spooner Spooner 189 - Ladysmith 190 and Barron (No team score) Medalist: Haley Seifert 42 (Ladysmith) Spooner scores: Larissa Schmock 44, Hannah Gostonczik 51, Dani Dewitt 46, Annabelle Revak 48 and Rachel Johnson 56 Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Spooner Spooner 193 - Hayward 190 and Luck 226 Meet medalist: Ashley Hanson 44 (Hayward) Spooner Scores: Larissa Schmock 49, Hannah Gostonczik 51, Annabelle Revak 49, Rachel Johnson 49 and Dani DeWitt 46 Thursday, Sept. 12 at Solon Springs – Northwestern Invitational Hayward 397 Spooner 414 Ladysmith 424

Northwestern 448 Superior 472 Cumberland 482 Luck DNQ Chetek/Weyerhaeuser DNQ Barron DNQ Meet medalist: Haley Seifert (Ladysmith) 91 Runner-up: Larissa Schmock 93 (Spooner) Spooner scores: Larissa Schmock 93, Hannah Gostonczik 112, Dani DeWitt 101, Annabelle Revak 108 and Rachel Johnson 118 After week four, the Rails find themselves in second place after squeaking out a win over up-and-coming Ladysmith and a loss to Hayward at home. The Rails are at 10 wins and two losses going into the final two weeks of the season, with two conference matches left, and the conference meet at Cumberland on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Shell Lake runners compete at invitationals by Larry Samson Register staff writer BALSAM LAKE — The Shell Lake team competed in the Unity/Luck Invitational cross-country meet held Thursday, Sept. 12. The Shell Lake Middle School took first place as a team ahead of St. Croix Falls, Grantsburg and Webster. Shell Lake competed in the Rice Lake Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17. This was the largest, most competitive meet of the year as it attracts schools from every division. On Thursday, Sept. 19, Shell Lake will host the varsity and junior varsity meet at Butternut Hills Golf Course located 12 miles east of Shell Lake on CTH B. Results from the Unity/Luck Invitational: Shell Lake Middle School girls 4 Julia Pokorny 11:10.96 8 Meredith Kevan 11:47.62

9 Alexis DeLadi 11:49.24 14 Emmery Nielsen 12:35.75 17 Brooke Lehnherr 13:07.1 22 Kora Folstad 13:52.75 24 Sydney Schunk 14:05. 46 29 Alanna Dunn 16:27

Shell Lake Middle School boys 29 Logan Kyllingstad 14:45.32 33 Luke Savas 13:41.49 Shell Lake varsity girls 6 Lauren Osborn 20:32.6 13 Emma Thomas 27:28..72. 21 Nicole Mikula 29:21.47 27 Emma Crosby 32:59.69 24 Sabrina Skindzelewski 33:08.37 Shell Lake varsity boys 19 Daniel Parish 21:00.93 34 Nathaniel Swan 23:15.65 37 Marty Anderson 24:04.31

Andrew Larson shakes a tackle from Elmwood/Plum City defender Anthony Ebensperger for long yardage. The run set up his 6-yard touchdown run that tied up the game 7-7 in the first quarter.

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schedule Varsity football 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, 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 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, Sept. 19: Butternut Hills Golf Course in Sarona, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: At Barron, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: At Unity, 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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Spooner volleyball team takes a loss to Bloomer team by Larry Samson Register staff writer SPOONER - The Spooner Rails played conference rivals Bloomer in a tough matchup on Thursday, Sept. 12. After losing their first two games 18-25 and 20-25, Spooner came back and took Bloomer in the third game 25-19. Spooner lost the fourth game 15-25. Coach Melissa Smith was happy with the way the team fought back after losing the first two games, “Bloomer was a tough team and showed us a few things we need to work on. The girls show a lot of heart and know how to work as a team.” The Rails will travel to Barron on Thursday, Sept. 19, to face another conference rival. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, they will host Chetek with a 7 p.m. start. Scores: Varsity Spooner 18, Bloomer 25 Spooner 20, Bloomer 25 Spooner 25, Bloomer 19 Spooner 15, Bloomer 25

JV Spooner 11, Bloomer 25 Spooner 11, Bloomer 25 C-team Spooner 10, Bloomer 25 Spooner 6, Bloomer 25

Ashtin Markgren on the serving line.

Brooke Schumacher on the attack at the net.

Photos by Larry Samson Taylor Johnson spikes in midcourt during Spooner’s game against Bloomer on Thursday, Sept. 12. Spooner played well but fell 3-1 against the Bloomer team.

Alex Grubbs has the attention of her teammate Adriana Shabani and coach Melissa Smith as she sets the ball.

Spooner soccer loses to Cumberland 4-1

Spooner volleyball tailgate fundraiser this Friday SPOONER — The Spooner volleyball team is hosting a volleyball tailgate fundraiser. The chicken dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 20, 4:30-7 p.m., in the high school commons, before the varsity football game against Chetek. The volleyball players and coaches will serve the dinner. All funds will go toward the purchase of new warmups and equipment. Tickets can be purchased through any seventh- through 12th-grade volleyball player or coach and also at the door. — from Spooner volleyball team

Philipp Kainzberger, exchange student from Germany, moved the ball downfield in the Tuesday, Sept. 10, game against Cumberland. Spooner lost the game 4-1.

Photos by Larry Samson Forward Bryce Sohn gets his kickoff against Cumberland defender Juan Monanterio. Midfielder Kaelan Anderson does a header, sending the ball back downfield.


Sandals and love beads no longer required by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — When former President Jimmy Carter announced there was an energy crisis in 1977, he stated, “With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes. We must start now to develop the new, unconventional sources of energy we will rely on in the next centuries, like solar power. I believe that eventually we will use solar energy in more than 2-1/2 million houses. This plan is essential to protect our jobs, our environment, our standard of living, and our future.” Foley Quinn’s father, Dick, was right on track with the president’s out-of-the-box thinking and he passed it down to his son, who is now the owner of Next Energy Solution, housed in the new small mall on Walnut Street’s west-side hot block in Spooner. Solar isn’t a new concept to most Americans, but the majority of us still think it involves complicated measures and lots of storage batteries. “That was the off-the-grid requirement when solar first became popular,” stated Quinn. “With this new solar setup, panels, an inverter and the racking, you have an option to stay grid-tied and 95 percent of the people we deal with pick staying tied.” What that means is simply having your electric meter run backward during the day when no one is home and there is only minimum electricity that is being used by plugged-in appliances. When you get home and turn on the oven and wash a few loads of clothes and the kids turn on the TV, you again call for electricity from the grid. According to Quinn, systems can be set up that simply come out even at the end of most days. But with more panels, more electricity is put back on the grid, making your meter run backward longer. There is no storage of electricity, it’s simply passed on to the other users on the grid. “Electricity is like water, it flows to where it’s needed.” Some electric companies pay back with a check at the end of the year, some give credit. There are also plenty of incentives to install solar. Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program will give you up to $2,400 in cash and you will be eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent until 2016. This can even be spread out a few years depending on your tax bracket or needs. Most installs have a seven-year payback period and there is a 25-year performance warranty, not to be upstaged by a 50-year life expectancy on the solar panels

“Even this small solar panel, inside a glass window and facing north, generates enough energy to run a water fountain,” says Foley Quinn, owner of Next Energy Solution located in the Vitamin Source store on Walnut Street in Spooner. — Photo by Diane Dryden that are made to withstand 200-mile-an-hour winds. The system is grounded, and covered under the homeowners insurance. There is no sales tax and the system is property-tax exempt. The best part of all, if you’re handy, you can install the entire system yourself. Quinn advises you have it checked by a licensed electrician when you’re finished, like they do when they do the job for you. This system has absolutely no moving parts, just a

flow of electricity into the inverter box changing the direct current from the panels into alternating current that goes into the breaker box. This converter is set up to disconnect if there is a power failure in 5 milliseconds’ time, preventing any back surges. Quinn and his wife, Janine, own the Vitamin Source and his office is in the back of the store. It’s easier to contact him by phone because he’s busy with solar system installs throughout the United States and Canada and is only in occasionally. They will soon be installing their own panels on the south side of their building. For now there’s a 39”-x-29” unit in their shop display window facing north, demonstrating that even through a store window and on a cloudy day, solar energy is being captured for use. “I’m thinking of hooking up a running fountain or something to demonstrate that even in the worst conditions, this little panel still generates enough energy to be of service.” The solar systems themselves can be made larger at any point. In the four years they’ve been actively installing them, Next Energy hasn’t had one call back with problems. Not from the churches, the businesses, homes, or dairy farms they’ve fitted with the system. When you call Quinn, the first thing he does is run a satellite image of the building and the property in question. Then you meet together and he goes over the entire system, which he emphasizes is not rocket science. He uses your electric bills to demonstrate what solar can do if you’re looking to simply offset your usage or to go for more of a payback from the electric company. NES will not only install the system, using a master electrician to do the final checks, they will also contact your electric company. “Prices have changed dramatically and the industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years. The price alone has been reduced by 30 percent, and the panels that used to provide 130 watts are now cranking out 250. Everything’s gotten smarter. These new panels are still efficient under a foot of snow.” These new solar systems also help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint, which has to make Carter happy. Need more information? Call Quinn at 715-416-3022. He’s headed to several solar conferences during October, so give him a call soon to sit down and talk about solar.

Health fair returns for second year Shell Lake Lions and Indianhead Medical Center partner up by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — The partnership of the Shell Lake Lions Club and the Indianhead Medical Center will benefit all community members on Saturday, Sept. 28, for their second consecutive health fair. “It is really for all ages, and we have a special focus on obesity this year,” said Dr. Jeff Dunham, IMC family practitioner and Shell Lake Lions Club chairman. From 9 a.m. to noon, Shell Lake and surrounding area residents are invited to take part in the health fair at the Shell Lake 3-12 School commons.  The fair will include approximately 20 booths that will be set up with information on various health topics.  “Our clinic is going to have a booth and we are going to have ask-a-professional booth where you can come and ask questions of a doctor or nurse practitioner,” explained Dunham. In addition, there will be adult eye screening, diabetes education and flu shots available among other assessments and information.  “They should bring their insurance card, I know insurance covers flu shots for all ages,” he stated.  The Shell Lake Fire Department and ambulance is expected to be present and, “There are some door prizes for people that come, and a little scavenger hunt,”

added Dunham. This year’s fair will feature guest lecturer Dr. Tim Pitchford,  a metabolic surgeon from Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.   Anyone interested in obesity surgery or its options is urged to come.  The fair is free to the public and everyone is welcome to partake in what will be a very informational and health-conscious morning. 

The Shell Lake Lions sponsored vision testing during last year’s health fair and will be offering it again this year. The health fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Shell Lake 3-12 School. — Photo by Larry Samson

Knitting Extravaganza Lisa Mikula, Shell Lake, representing Northwind Book and Fiber, Spooner, assisted a customer with knitting supply questions, during the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Frederic High School.

Sherrine Whalley, Springbrook, demonstrated mosaic knitting during the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza. — Photos by Suzanne Johnson


Another successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s

by Diane Dryden Register staff writer SPOONER — Cars bearing license plates from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Arizona started arriving at the Trinity Lutheran Church, north of Spooner on CTH K, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, bringing a record number of teams and individual walkers into town for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Dr. Jon Bowman, support group facilitator, was the master of ceremonies again this year. He kept the program light and humorous. Haylee Hershey returned this year to sing several moving songs. Deb Nebel, from Vitality Village in Shell Lake, led the group in warm-up exercises. Pastor Jack Starr gave a prayer. Comments were given by Dr. Mark Van Etten, head of the Memory Clinic in Spooner, and by Jene Morey, the walk’s chair. Kimberly Robbins explained the silk flowers that were available in four colors, each color representing the walker’s relationship to an Alzheimer’s sufferer. When the teams began their two-mile walk, the flowers were collected and then placed together on the lawn in order to create a garden of care and honor. Six team and individual awards were handed out and the door prizes were called before the walk began. As the teams started down the road, dressed in their bright purple shirts, it emphasized the crucial need for Alzheimer’s funding. It is not only by far the least funded among the major diseases, the disease itself is so destructive, taking huge tolls from the caregivers with denial, anger, social withdrawal, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, sleeplessness, irritability, lack of concentration and mental and physical health problems of their own. Not to mention the financial toll that often burdens the

Jene Morey, chair of the walk; Dr. Jon Bowman, support group facilitator; and Joan Litwitz, outreach specialist; are key players in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. – Photos by Diane Dryden

Two-year-old Baylee Bennett was a team walker raring to go.

caregiver, leaving them without money to fund the rest of their own life. Worst of all, and sadly, the disease always ends in death for the one with Alzheimer’s. If you find a need to contact someone with whom you can talk about this disease, call the 24/7/365 Alzheimer’s hotline at 800-272-3900, or go online to alz. org. If you would prefer to speak to someone locally, Joan Litwitz, outreach specialist, can be contacted at 715-635-6601.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner was host to this year’s walk.

Lexi Schneider and little Georgia Hashbarger prove you’re never too small to be on a team that supports the walk.

Photos by Diane Dryden

The “promise flowers” were eventually arranged to form a garden of care and honor.

Since Germann Road Fire, only 12 rebuilding permits issued by Jessica Hamilton Wisconsin Public Radio DOUGLAS COUNTY - Since the Germann Road fire earlier this summer, 12 rebuilding permits have been issued even though 56 structures were damaged in northwestern Wisconsin. Officials say such delays are normal. Gov. Scott Walker said state agencies would be available for those who needed them following the fire. Officials with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic


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Development Authority, the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and the state Department of Administration started work almost immediately. After a quick response, they are still waiting for people who lost buildings, including 17 homes or cabins, to come forward. Commissioner of Insurance Liaison J.P. Wieske said the process takes time. “When you’re dealing with something this devastating ... it takes people time to sort through everything they need to do until they finally get their final insurance claim and their final settlement,” he said. The May wildfire consumed almost 7,000 acres, mostly in Douglas County. County zoning Administrator Steve Rannenberg thinks people are waiting on insurance claims. “We are getting toward the end of what we would consider to be the normal permitting season for this construction season, but we may see more activity later this fall in anticipation for building ... next spring,” Wieske said. Douglas County Administrator Andy Lisak said the Department of Administration did a great job after the fire. He said they had folders waiting for victims to come in for their permits. “We knew which properties that had suffered struc-

The destruction left in the wake of the Germann Road wildfire. - Photo courtesy Rudy Listing, WHSA FM tural damage because of our mapping capabilities,” Lisak said. The DOA is currently working with three full-time residents, two who ran businesses out of their homes, that have come forward for help.


Sarona by Marian Furchtenicht Ryan and Jessi Furchtenicht spent a few days in St. Payton Sando on Sept. 25; and Renee Zimmerman, Glen Louis, Mo., went to the arch, took in a Cardinal-Brewer Campbell and Emilee Organ on Sept. 26. baseball game and went to a concert of Michael Buble. Anniversary wishes to these couples: Anton and Gloria The kids, Jillian and Jax, were with their grandparents. Frey on their 60th on Sept. 19; Aaron and Kerry Sue GamRuss and Nancy took them to Eau Claire Friday and Sat- boni Sept. 20; James and Tania Milton and Joe and Jennie urday and they enjoyed swimming and the Children’s Hastrieter on Sept. 21; Dave and Connie Zaloudek, Dick Museum. and Charlotte Shover and Brian and Trudy Meister on Thursday evening brother Don, sister Nell Lee, Sha- Sept. 22; Merle and Sharon Wilber on Sept 23; John and ron and Merle Wilber and their son, Jeff, and I ate out Mary Marschall’s 25th on Sept. 24; and Mike and Bev together at River Street to help Sharon celebrate her 71st. Gallo on Sept. 25. Wednesday, Mary Krantz and Mavis Schlapper came There will be lots going on at the 27th-annual Barronett over to have a BLT lunch and visited with me. Colorfest this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Saturday evening I had a delicious turkey supper with Sept. 20-22. Try to attend. Cindy, Rog and Casey Furchtenicht. Patty (Campell) Butterfield is our new Sarona postmistress Monday through Friday forenoons. Saturday Elfreda West and I took in the Spexet family reunion hosted by Tom and Marie Berkett, northwest of Spooner. It was really nice, around 50 attending. Lots of luscious food, lots of reminiscing, some of the Ingebretsons, Spexets, Larsons, Shoquists, Thorps and McFarlands showing up. Somehow seems we’re all related. Sorry if I left someone out. This morning the news is the shooting at the Washington Navy Base. How sad. Happy birthday wishes to Gloria Frey, Lin Weathers, Shannon Sauer and Brenda Albee on Sept. 19; Brent Zaloudek and Maeve Wagner on Sept. 20; Alyssa De8-1/2” x 11” • 1-sided copies gner and Cheri Dorweiller on Sept. 21; Tim Frey, Erin Limit 400 copies Drost, Becky Shell and TeOffer expires 9-30-13 resa Dahlstrom on Sept. 22; Larger quantities and 2-sided Pat Frey, Sarah Knutson and available at additional price Aaron Mogersen on Sept. 23;




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The big harvest moon will be full by Thursday and fall begins on Sunday. Our nights have been getting kinda cold, last night I had 33 degrees. Last year we got our first hard frost on Sept. 23 here. We got a nice rain here finally on Saturday evening. I even saw a robin again the next day. The hummingbirds must have left, haven’t seen one for a few days. Fall hunting has started for geese, squirrel and grouse, and bow season for deer starts this week. The deer are changing their colors from summer red to fall brown. It’s apple time and the grapes are ready on the vine. Squash are on the menu and pumpkins have turned orange. Gregg Krantz reported his wife, Sue, cut firewood all weekend. Butch and Evelyn Schaffer reported their grandgirls are off to college. Allie Hodgkins is in Duluth at St. Scholastica and Taeler Schaffer is attending Aveda cosmetology school in Minneapolis. Rocky and Pat Semm joined family at daughter Liza Stodola’s on Sunday celebrating grandson Jacob’s 17th birthday. It sounds like it was a nice party with aunties Mary and Suzie’s families, Great-aunt Sandi Chartrand, Grandma Elenore and Great-uncle Nathan Stodola attending. Recent visitors at the home of Allan and Charlotte Ross were their son John, from Appleton, helping them with tree trimming and fall projects, and daughter Nancy and husband Mike from Eau Claire were up and helped bring in the paddle boat. Kids sure are handy to have. Their friend Catherine Rambo from Morrison, Ill., was also up for a visit. Vicki and Willie Lombard had her twin nephews, 14, come up for a visit from River Falls. They are her sister Cheryl’s boys. This Sunday Willie and Vicki went to Menomonie and had lunch with his sister, Sue Miller. She is starting a new job at Stout U. Marilyn and Renee Zimmerman’s friend Sarah Hawkinson, from Milwaukee, was up and spent the weekend with them. Viv Bergman’s aunt Alice Obertin, her mother’s sister, and her son Pat, from New London, were up for a couple of days, so they had a get-together at Gene and Kathy Bergman’s. Sunday evening they celebrated Kathy Bergman and Judy Borton’s at Greeners Reel ‘Em Inn. Kathy and Viv B. had attended the fall variety show at Cheska Opera in Haugen on Friday night and report it was very good. Judy Stodola, Onolaska, visited Virginia Stodola on Friday. Sandi Vogt attended the grand opening of the ReStore in Spooner Saturday. Looks like a great place for folks to pick up nice things to refurnish, reupholster or use to redecorate. Thursday, Riley West had a football scrimmage in Spooner. They played Shell Lake, Birchwood and Siren. Friday, Sept. 13, the fifth and sixth-grade Spooner kids had a dance at Spooner Middle School. Maddy West attended and had a good time. Saturday, Mattie and Riley West went on an overnight retreat with the Faith Lutheran youth group and enjoyed tubing and boating. Julie West is busy getting things together to have a garage sale for over the last two weekends of September. My last living aunt, Marcella (Metcalf) Shoquist, age 99, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Golden Living Home in Hayward. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Stone Lake Wesleyan Church at 11 a.m., with visitation there one hour prior. Sympathy to her sister Bessie Jarvis and her many nieces and nephews.



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Calling all area singers and actors Auditions for original musical production held SPOONER - The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, 21st Century Learning Community, and the Spooner Parent Teacher Organization will be holding auditions for the original musical production of “Aladdin and his Magic Lamp” on Monday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The auditions will be held in the Spooner High School all-purpose room, and all Spooner area children grades first through eighth are encouraged to come.  Show rehearsals will be after school from 3:45 to 8 p.m. all week. The musical will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Spooner High School auditorium.  Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for middle and high school children $1 for elementary children, and preschoolers are free.  Please call 715-635-0243 with any questions. - with submitted information 


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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 Father Aaron Zook Holy Eucharist: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning prayer 8:15; Mass 9:30 a.m.


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.;

Lake Park Alliance

Northwoods Baptist

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

Spooner Baptist

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic

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

St. Catherine’s Catholic

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

St. Francis de Sales

St. Alban’s

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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, 9 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m.

Salem Lutheran, ELCA

803 Second St., Shell Lake 715-468-7718 Pastor Sue Odegard 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.


(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. (Missouri Synod) South of Spooner off Hwy. 63 W7148 Luther Rd. Pastor Brent Berkesch 715-635-8167 Sunday Worship, 8 a.m. with Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Praise worship with Holy Communion, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday; Sunday School 9:15 a.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 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Senior Pastor Brian Scramlin; Assistant Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Joel Simpson, Worship Arts Director 9 a.m. Sunday Worship and Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Children’s Ministry (age 2 - age 5), Youth Ministry, grades 6-12; 7 p.m. Adult Small groups; nursery provided.


Trinity Lutheran

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Schools 9:15 a.m. Office hours: Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran


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

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

Sarona Methodist

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.

United Methodist

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

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.

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.


uring World War II, a Marine was huddled in his foxhole. He had not received any mail for weeks and was feeling lonely and afraid. One day, with bullets flying overhead and bombs bursting all around him, he was handed an envelope. Excited and joyful, he immediately opened it, expecting some encouraging words. Unfortunately, it was a statement from a collection agency that read, “If this bill is not paid in five days, you will find yourself in serious difficulty.” We often experience days that are filled with one difficulty or disappointment after another. Wherever we look, we feel as though we are under attack. But every difficulty becomes an opportunity for God. With his Spirit in our hearts, his words in our minds and his angels to surround us, we know that his presence will sustain us. Seek the Savior, and you will have his strength for life’s battles, his courage for life’s conflicts and his presence amidst life’s pain. Visit us at:

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ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK We have a few kittens and mama cats too, Well actually, we have more than just a few. Let me go count them and then report back, I count 36, and yes this is a fact. Some drink from bottles, there’s eight yes it’s true, They came without mommies, now I’m one of two. There are many others from shorthair to long, There’s hair on my keyboard, so I can’t be wrong. They try to be helpful with Pet of the Week, Helpful would be an adopt-a-cat streak. Everyone should own a cat, maybe three, By the looks I am getting, the cats seem to agree. Dogs for adoption:  2-year-old spayed Newfoundland/Airedale mix; 2-year-old neutered gray pit bull; two 1-year-old male brindle/white Staffordshire terriers; 7-year-old spayed bichon/poodle mix; 4-year-old female tan/white Chihuahua mix; 7-year-old neutered black Lab mix and an 8-month-old spayed Staffordshire terrier mix. Cats for adoption: 1-year-old female gray/white shorthair; 10-week-old longhair tortie; two 4-monthold orange/white male tabbies; 4-1/2-month-old orange/white male tiger; 9-week-old male Siamese; 4-month-old female black/white shorthair; 4-monthold male Siamese; 3-1/2-month-old male shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered gray/white longhair; 8-week-old female longhair gray kitten and a black/ white kitten 3-1/2-month-old male black/white shorthair kitten; 10-week-old gray/white shorthair kitten; two 3-month-old dilute calicos, 3-month-old dilute calico; 3-year-old medium-hair tortie with half tail; 2-year-old shorthair dilute calico; 1-year-old male black shorthair; 10-week-old gray female shorthair; 3-1/2-month-old black/gray shorthair and two medium-hair black kittens. Also for adoption:  Two male dark brown/white male rats and two male guinea pigs. Strays include: 4-month-old female black/tan beagle mix found on CTH K in Trego, adult male yellow Lab found on Hwy. 70 west in Spooner and an adult black/white female terrier mix found on Oak Street in Spooner. WCAHS will have the scrap metal dumpster at the shelter through the month of September.  For more information visit our website at

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Fall rally planned at Faith Lutheran SPOONER — Faith Lutheran Church, W7148 Luther Road, in Spooner, is hosting the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Zone 3 Fall Rally on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m., under the theme Running with Faith. Registration fee is $6 and begins at 9 a.m. with coffee available. Love for Lozandier, Haiti will be the topic of guest speaker Sue Dodd who has traveled to Haiti many times and is part of a group helping to build a church, school and clinic in Lozandier. LWML is the official women’s auxiliary of the Join Us In Lutheran Church, Missouri Celebrating The Life Of Synod, active in mission service and financial support of global missions. — from Faith He always loved getting Lutheran together with family and friends to tell stories. So bring a dish to pass along with your stories to the

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Richard “Rick” (Julie) Streitz Jr., and Mark (Mary) Streitz; brother, Doug Streitz; sisters, Cathy (Gary), Wendy (Kurt) Laakkonen; grandchildren, Weston Streitz, Crystal Streitz, A.J. Streitz, and Cassandra Laakkonen; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 17 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Father Ed Anderson as celebrant. Interment was at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. The Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, was enTHE trusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to


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The Miss Shell Lake directors and 2013-2014 royalty would like to thank the following sponsors of our pageant this year: Naturally North, Spooner Vet Clinic, Smith Auto Body, Alley Cats, Nick’s Family Restaurant, River Street Restaurant, Dave and Wally’s Transmission Inc., Northwest Lodging, Palace Theatre, Prime Bar and Family Dining, Hair Envy, Red Brick Café, Thimbles Gift Shop, I Play Video Games, Spooner Outlet, Spooner Family Restaurant, Arrowhead Buick GMC, Klopp’s 5th Avenue Bar, Holiday South - Spooner, Benson-Thompson Inc., Peggy’s Place Restaurant, Thru the Woods Café, Money Source, ThistleBee, Candles and Gifts LLC, Bush & Gilles Furniture, My Favorite Things, Jean’s Antiques, Stray Cat Studio, Community Bank of Northern WI, White Birch Printing, Subway, Massage by Janelle, Shell Lake Pharmacy, Whitetail Ridge Campground, Meister & Meister Accounting, Schmitz’s Economart, Country Pride Co-op, Lakeview Bar and Grill, Dahlstroms Lakeside Market, Poor Richard’s Antiques, Shell Lake Family Dental, Kwik Trip Inc., Bioactive Nutrients Inc., Shell Lake State Bank, Larsen Auto Center, State Farm Ins. Tim Reedy Agent, Lee’s Construction and Roofing/Portable Shelters, Silver Shears Salon, Shell Lake Woodcrafters and Bank of the West. 592352 5r

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Richard Allen Streitz, 78, Spooner, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Richard was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Leo and Mabel (Christensen) Streitz. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. Richard served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Richard worked in Spooner at W.K. Appliance and retired after 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard is survived and will be missed by his sons,

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by Danielle Moe Register staff writer SHELL LAKE — “The ministry is the second career for me,” said Susan Odegard, the new pastor at Salem Lutheran. Sunday, Sept. 1, marked her first service at the Salem Lutheran Church in Shell Lake. A native of the Twin Cities area, Odegard graduated from Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minn., in 1972.  Before following the call to ministry Odegard was a reporter for 14 years.  “In the ministry writing sermons is just an extension of a lot of the stuff I did in journalism,” she said.  For Odegard writing has always been second nature, and today she uses the skills she honed as a journalist in her ministry.  “I started to feel so sad for the victims and thought that I could take what I had learned, talking one-on-one with people and listening skills, and put it into the full-time ministry,” she explained. Odegard has been an ordained pastor since 2004 and served her first community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “My second was in Stockholm, Wis.” she added.  In the last nine years she has married 38 different couples and baptized over 40 children, but spending time with people in the community is what she looks forward to the most. “It is a privilege to be with them and visit them in illness, and in good times, and I look forward to doing that here,” she stated. Odegard’s hobbies include spending time with her four grandchildren, working on her doctorate and appreciating nature.  “I Susan Odegard is the new pastor just love being on the and the Salem Lutheran Church in lake and enjoying naShell Lake. – Photo by Danielle Moe ture.”  


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We woke up to cold weather this morning but no wind and the sun is shining brightly. We have to enjoy these fall days before we get the white stuff. Our prayers go out to the people in Colorado who are experiencing floods and New Jersey who had the big fire on Saturday night, Sept. 14, destroying many buildings.  I don’t think we live in a bad place here in Wisconsin. Not a lot of news here.  People do a lot but it isn’t newsworthy. Mavis and Roger Flach took in granddaughter Maddy Flach’s volleyball game Saturday and Blake’s football game.  It was Grandparents Day on Sunday. Peder Pederson attended a church picnic held at daughter Cheri and Steve Minot’s on Saturday. Lillian Ullom visited at Helen Pederson’s on Sunday afternoon on her way to see her brother Marvin and Josie Mortenson.  Greta and Logan Zinsli of Eau Claire stopped to see me on their way home from spending the weekend with her mom, Sue and Larry Winner, in Solon Springs.  Nick Pederson of Minneapolis visited his dad, Jeff Pederson, over the weekend. Happy birthday to Aaron Pederson on the 15th.  He


EAU CLAIRE – Taylor Bednar, Spooner, was awarded an International Education Study Abroad scholarship to travel to Australia during the winterim and spring 2014 semesters. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation awards study abroad scholarships ranging from $250-$1,000 College correspondence: each semester. Applicants Dear Dad: $chool i$ really great.  I’m making lot$ of must be degree-seeking friend$ and $tudying very hard.  With all my $tuff, I UW-Eau Claire students $imply can’t think of anything I need.  $o if you’d like, who have been accepted you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I’d love to hear from you.  into the study abroad Love, your $on program. Recipients are Dear Son:  I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics and chosen by a committee of oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr stu- faculty and staff members. dent busy.  Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge — from TheLink is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.  Dad


works in New Ulm at Minnesota Mining. Congratulations to Brent Pederson who shot a 500pound bear on Saturday. Next Sunday, Sept. 20, will be the installation of Pastor Susan J. Odegard at the 9 a.m. service at Salem and a potluck to follow.  “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here with summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.”

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This is it. Barronett Colorfest starts this weekend Friday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. to be exact. That’s when the members of the civic club will be serving the spaghetti supper. From that point on, there will be all kinds of activities, things to see, music to hear, sports to watch, hayrides, Bingo – you get the picture. There will be something for everyone of every age. At 8 a.m. on Saturday the registration for the walk and fun-run starts. The craft fair and farmers market, and men’s slow-pitch softball tournaments start. The Dairyland garden tractor pull starts at noon. There will also be a scavenger hunt, beanbag tourney, carnival games and activities for your kids, meat raffles and a home-run tournament. This year, the Herman family is hosting a fish boil and music by Paisan in the backyard at Bistro 63 starting at 8 p.m. At that time 29-3/4 Avenue will be blocked off from Hwy. 63 through the alley, so there will be plenty of room. This is the first year for music at the Bistro, so we hope you enjoy it and ask for more. The Herman family are great hosts. I know you’ll enjoy yourself. Of course, the women of Barronett Lutheran will be hosting the pie and ice-cream social starting Saturday morning bright and early. Pie, it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Barronett Lutheran’s worship service will be held at the community center at 9 a.m. on Sunday. We will be singing the old familiar hymns, and we hope to see lots of old and new friends during the service. There will be fresh cinnamon rolls and beverages to enjoy immediately after the service. Sunday dinner will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. The kiddie parade will also start at 11:30 a.m. All youngsters are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun. Dress them up in their cutest or funniest costumes, decorate their bikes or wagons and bring them over. The more the merrier. The Wisconsin state-sanctioned kids pedal tractor pull and adult pull will start at noon. I’ve got a great idea, why not have the kids ride their tractors in the parade first and then enter the tractor pull. That would be great. Registration for the cooking contest will start at 1 p.m., and judging will start at 3:30 p.m. The friendly neighborhood moocher, aka Terry Goodrich, will be one of the judges this year. He has made a suggestion, and the ladies who run the contest agreed that, starting next year, we should have a “just as it came out of the farmhouse kitchen” contest. He would also like to have a prize for the food item served in the most beat-up and dented pan. So anyone who was been avoiding entering the contest because he or she doesn’t like to “fancy” things up, we

hope you will enter next year. Oh, you know, of course, that the required ingredient this year is peaches. Peaches are so much fun to cook and bake with that we should have lots of entries. Registration for the produce and flowers will start at noon, with judging at 3 p.m. There will be face painting, live music by Rob Knowlton, a kids brick bounce and other kids games and activities, wine and cheese tasting, a keg toss and brick bounce, the softball tournament will be finishing up and, of course, raffle prizes awarded. I think I’ve covered most of the events of the weekend, but there are always some spur-of-the-moment things that come up. I hope you can join us for part, or all of the weekend. Residents of Cumberland ECU had a wonderful day at the farmers market on 16th Street over toward Barron on Thursday. There was some produce and baked goods purchased, but mostly the residents enjoyed eating the food right on the spot. The residents who took the trip were Marion H., Violet, Betty, Elmer, Joyce, Alice, Mari, Wilard, Abner and John. Some of the volunteers hadn’t been to that particular farmers market before, and they enjoyed the trip just as much as the residents. You know that Becky’s Food and Spirits in Shell Lake was sold recently, right? Well, we were talking to Rocky and Pat Semm at the Red Brick this past week, and come to find out, it was Rocky’s nephew Clint Semm who bought it. Rocky said that Clint’s son, David, is running it. David seems to be enjoying himself and doing a great job up there. If you have a minute, you might want to stop by, say hello to David and wish him good luck on his new business venture. Jessi Anderson hosted a Thirty-One purse party at her home in Shell lake on Thursday. Her friends, Danielle and Jen, were among the guests, and it was much fun listening to the back-and-forth friendly “insults.” I must say, Jessi and Jen pick on Danielle umercifully. Sandy Irwin was showing the bags and purses, and she does such a good job that I bought way too many things. They’re all very useful and pretty though, so that’s OK. Now I will have an insulated shopping bag to put meat, milk and produce in. See, it’s all good. Members and friends of the Barronett Lutheran wil be working at Louie’s Brat Shack on Oct. 25 and 26. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the church if you would like to help out with this. I’ll remind you about it again just before we are there, just in case you’d like to stop by, have a brat or hot dog and visit a little. Man, I am glad that Sharon Herman told me about the frost warning Sunday evening. We have a lot of raspberries that are not quite ripe, so I took every piece of bedding we have, frantically called Rick and Robin Theese for help, went up to the garden and covered everything coverable. Good thing – when I looked out the window Monday morning at about 6, there was frost on the roof of the house Limit 4 packs per customer. and on the cars, I certainly Pack of 12 Stock number UNV-28062 hope that’s the last of it for a 1-1/2” x 2” Super Saver Good 9-19-13 thru 9-25-13 week or two – at least until the berries have a chance to ripen. R E M IN D Duane is in Minnesota E R : • Full-Color • Send & Receive again this weekend with Deadline Is Copies Faxes Carl. Please keep Carl in Noon your prayers. Black/White Copies • Photo Reprints That’s about all I know Mondays from Barronett this week. I Laminating • Office Supplies hope to see you at the Colorfest. I’ll be among the many Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. women selling pies and ice cream, and I’ll be cheering Lake Mall on the softball teams. Shell Lake, WI See you later.

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Members of the public, elected officials and representatives of public, private and nonprofit transportation and human services providers are encouraged to attend a meeting to assist in developing a Locally Developed Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan for Washburn County. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. - noon at the Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 CTH H conference room. Attendees will assess transit/transportation needs and gaps and assist in developing goals, strategies and/or activities related to identified needs and gaps. For more information, call Sheldon Johnson with the Northwest Regional Planning Commission at 715-635-2197 or go to for more information. 592454 5r WNAXLP



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Washburn County Court Pamela E. Berzins-Collins, Stone Lake, speeding, $200.50. James M. Krog, Phillips, speeding, $175.30. Perry F. Richter, Spooner, inattentive driving, $187.90; hit-and-run property adjacent to highway, $263.50; improper parking off roadway, $164.50.

Kevin J. Graetz, Spooner, possession of THC, $299.00; possess drug paraphernalia, $299.00. Heather D. Mrotek, Hayward, operating while revoked, $316.00.

Dewey Country This past week we had wonderful weather, except for a couple of days. It was much cooler and made for a nice sleeping weather and nice during the day. It feels like fall. Happy birthday to Brenda Albee, Adam Meister and Jonathon Beecroft, all on Sept. 19. Have a wonderful day. A very happy anniversary to Woody and Cathy Wooden, celebrating 26 years together. Have a great one. A very happy anniversary to Don and Delores Christner on Sept. 19. Have a great day! Happy birthday to Elliot Peterson and also to Otto Weigand on Sept. 20. Enjoy your day! Sept. 21, a very happy birthday to Alayna Harrington as she enjoys that special day. A very happy anniversary to Brian and Trudy Meister on Sept. 22. Have a wonderful day you two. Happy birthday to Teresa Dahlstrom and also birthday wishes go out to Kennedy Baumgart as she enjoys her 14th birthday. Enjoy that special day. Happy birthday to Aaron Mogenson, Benny Laveau, Abby Melton, Kylie Dahlstrom and also to Jordan Lawrence. Enjoy. A very happy birthday to Gladys Knoop on her special day, Sept. 24. Also birthday wishes go out to Nina Hines and to Colin Mitchell, both on Sept. 24. Have a wonderful day. Happy anniversary to Tom and Sunshine Crosby on Sept. 25 as they celebrate nine years together. Already? A very happy anniversary to Joe and Bonnie Swan as they enjoy 14 years together. Have a great day on Sept. 25. Happy birthday to Ethan Blatterman on Sept. 25. Enjoy that special day, Ethan. Bow hunters were out this weekend with bear season opening. Also bow hunting for deer opened. Open for hunting also are turkeys, ruffed grouse, squirrels and maybe geese and ducks. I haven’t seen any ducks flying over this fall. I guess they’re mixed up with the weather we’ve been having? Son Richy’s turkeys took their fateful ride to Barron Monday and Tuesday, sheds were cleaned and hauled to Glen Albee’s land (formerly Ken Russell’s land) and spread. Sheds have to be aired out as this is the last cleaning before winter. No new babies as of this writing. Well, we finally got some rain but it’s too late for this year’s crops. Talking with my brother Carl, he tells us he’s never chopped so many loads of silage. He says there are a few cobs on but they’re small and would probably go right through the combine. According to what I hear, we got about seven-eighths of an inch of rain. It’s a start but our ground is just powder dry. Gosh, I see stores are advertising for Christmas already. Must be for the people who shop early including myself. My apologies to Kim and Darren. Last week I put that Sandy Atkinson and Kim Karls went to Eau Claire to see about dresses for Kim’s wedding and reported

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it was a September wedding. Well, Sandy tells us Kim and Darren Stahlstrom won’t be getting married until January. Over the weekend, Noel and son Kyle Beaufeaux came up to Jim and Sandy Atkinson’s. Noel to hunt and Kyle to put a new stool in the Atkinsons’ house and Kyle helped Jim clean their chimney and other work. Saturday found Penny Ladd and Rem and Reyna coming to see me. We picked some apples off our trees but found them wormy. So we went over to Poquette Lake Apple Orchard for some good ones. You know, this is the first time I’ve been to the orchard that Lynn didn’t make her delicious donuts. There were some people from Minnesota there and said they’d be back for more. Smith’s Apple Orchard is well-known and it’s really a treat to go over there, especially to get some of Lynn’s specials in the bakery. Yum! Marie Quam and Michael and Warren Quam were invited down to Gene and Debbi Quam’s for supper on Sunday. What a treat for my sister Marie. Diane Hullman attended a luncheon on Thursday with ladies from the LMC at Time Worn Treasures. I guess this was the nurse ladies who get together a couple of times a month. Joanne Bauer and her honey Tim are here for two weeks visiting area relatives. Saturday Joanne and her mom and dad, Lorraine and Glen Crosby, and Preston and Patty Haglin were supper guests at Beth and Garry Crosby’s. Dave Toll and his fiancée, Tammy Moe, were at Jim Toll’s finishing up the new fence Dave has put up. Congratulations to Tammy Moe who has got a promotion with her job. She’s very happy over it. Last weekend all Beth and Garry Crosby’s kids were home and they had a birthday party for Morgan Crosby. Shorty joined a number of his men friends on a trip to Canada for fishing. It’s nice to see farmers getting a little time off from the farm. Butch and Loretta VanSelus tell me they went to the ball game at Elmwood against Shell Lake. It was a very tight game as Shell Lake won by one point. Butch tells us he will be done Sept. 26 from his job. Eventually they want to take some trips to see Marjean and her family in Illinois, and also Mark and his family in Ohio and others along the way. Good for the VanSeluses. Butch tells us he has worked for Birchwood Manufacturing in Rice Lake for 10 years. Scatter sunshine. Have a great week!


Washburn County is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Clerk for the Clerk of Court Office. Duties include the ability to perform complex and advanced clerical support work which requires an understanding of the principles of law and the workings of the judicial system. Requires completion of a standard high school curriculum or equivalent, followed by a minimum of four years of stenographic and clerical experience preferably in a legal or judicial office. Must have experience using Windows OS and MS Office Suite and be able to type 60 wpm. Excellent benefit package. Contact the Washburn County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (ph. 715-468-2991), or visit the website at for an application. Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 592353 5-6r 47-48b 4:30 p.m. October 4, 2013.

Notices (Sept. 4, 11, 18) 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, September 25, 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 October 14, 2013, payable to Clerk of Court. Dated at Shell Lake, Wisconsin, this 22nd day of Aug., 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 591093 WNAXLP (715) 386-5551


Notice is hereby given that the Bashaw Town Board shall hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Bashaw Town Hall. Agenda: Call meeting to order; minutes from August 20, 2013, town meeting; treasurer’s report; public input; permits/applications; truck/grader; set next meeting date; approve vouchers and adjourn meeting. A current agenda will also be posted at the following sites: Corner of Tozer Lake Road and Green Valley Road, corner of Sand Road and Sunset Road and N3410 Sawyer Creek Road, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Town Hall) Lesa Dahlstorm, Clerk 592106 5r WNAXLP Town of Bashaw


The Barronett Town Board is currently seeking applicants to fill the following positions: One (1) Full Time One (1) Part Time Requirements: Grader experience, CDL with air brake endorsement and drug screening. Resume deadline: October 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Qualified, interested persons should submit resumes to: Jerry Chartraw W9223 Heart Lake Road Shell Lake, WI 54871 592415 715-468-2904 5-6r 47-48a-e An Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Shell Lake is seeking proposals for health insurance coverage for participating full-time city employees and families. Copies of the current coverage and employee census can be obtained from City Administrator Brad Pederson, phone number 715-468-7679. Proposals must be submitted to the City Administrator’s Office, 501 First Street, P.O. Box 520, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to select the proposal most advantageous to the City. Bradley A. Pederson, City Administrator 591730 4-5r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the annual meeting of said district for the transaction of business, will be held in the library of the 3-12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on 23rd day of September, 2013, at 7 p.m. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk 591897 5r ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WASTEWATER FINE SCREEN IMPROVEMENTS CITY OF SHELL LAKE WASHBURN COUNTY, WISCONSIN

The City of Shell Lake will receive sealed bids at the Village Hall, located at 501 First Street, Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871, for the construction of Wastewater Fine Screen Improvements until 11:00 a.m., October 2, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. The work for which bids are asked includes the following: the project includes construction of sanitary wastewater fine screening building. Work includes demolition of existing 1934 screening building. Construction of new facility including installation of pre-engineered precast concrete building on cast inplace concrete foundation. Installation of a mechanical fine screen, building, foundation, HVAC system, plumbing system, electrical system, site grading and restoration. 1. Wastewater Fine Screen Facility 2. Mechanical Fine Screen 3. Engineered Fabricated Concrete Building 4. Portable Standby Engine Generator The BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Madison, Marshfield, Rhinelander and Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa; Galena, Illinois; and Duluth, Minnesota, the City of Shell Lake. Planholders list will be updated interactively on our web address at under Bids. Copies of the BIDDING DOCUMENTS are available at You may download the digital plan documents for $20 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #2915774 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with the digital project information. No proposal will be accepted unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond equal to at least 5% of the amount bid, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within 15 days after the award of the contract. The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do so, the certified check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the OWNER as liquidated damages. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. WAGE RATES Wisconsin State Wage Rates: Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by State wage rates. Federal Davis Bacon Wage Rates: Federal wage rates can be found at Be aware that project Administrators, Bidders and Contractors are required to use the latest federal wage rate available at the time of bid opening. The minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be the higher of the wage scale established by either the Federal or State wage rates. This project anticipates the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109 and E.O. 11246. This project anticipates use of Wisconsin DNR Clean Water Fund Program funding. We encourage Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Small Businesses in Rural Areas (SBRAs) to submit bid proposals. A municipality, in awarding prime contracts, and the primary engineer and primary contractor, in awarding subcontractors, are required to make a good faith effort to achieve a combined minimum goal of 15% participation for MBE/WBE utilization in accordance with s.NR 162.09(3), s.NR 166.12(4), and s.NR 167.18(4) Wis. Admin. Code. If a subcontractor awards subcontracts, these requirements shall apply to the subcontractor. OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Published by the authority of the City of Shell Lake. CONSULTING ENGINEER: MSA Professional Services, Inc. 1230 South Boulevard Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 Scott Chilson, P.E. 591926 4-5r WNAXLP (608) 355-8868


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Sealed proposals for new equipment described herein will be received until 2 p.m. local time, Thursday, September 26, 2013, by the Washburn County Highway Department, Office of the Highway Commissioner, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801, whereupon the sealed proposals received will be publicly opened and read at 2 p.m. in the Highway Conference Room. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #18-13E Crew Cab Pickup with 6-Foot Box (No Bid Bond) Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone (715) 635-4480; FAX (715) 6354485. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department, later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Jon Johnson, Commissioner 592217 5-6r WNAXLP Washburn County Highway Department

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SHELL LAKE SELF-STORAGE: Convenient, 24-hour access. Special low-cost boat storage. Call 715-468-2910. 2rtfc PART-TIME/FULL-TIME: Bartender/cook. Must apply within. Must pass drug test. Must work every other weekend. Barronett Bar & Grill. 3-6rc ARE YOU CHANGING YOUR LOCATION? Don’t forget to do an address change to continue receiving your Register. Call 715468-2314 or stop in our office located in Shell Lake’s Lake Mall, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 5-6r HELP WANTED: Customer service rep, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., $8.75/hour. No benefits. Drop off or send resume to Lake Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 426, Shell Lake, WI 54871. 4-5rc WANTED TO RENT: Professional person looking to rent a home/cabin on Shell Lake or nearby for winter months. Flexible terms/time frame. Please call 715-468-4000. 5rp   (Sept. 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY WESTCONSIN CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff vs. KEVIN M. VON FELDT, JENNY TRINH-VON FELDT, ROYAL CREDIT UNION, AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION Defendant(s) Case No. 11CV128 Code: 30404 Foreclosure of Mortgage NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above-entitled action on October 19, 2012, in the amount of $186,316.91, the undersigned Sheriff of Washburn County, Wisconsin, will sell at public auction at the north entrance of the Washburn County Courthouse in the City of Shell Lake, in said County, on the 6th day of November, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by the judgment to be sold, therein described as follows: Lot 16, Block 1, Little Bear Addition, (in the Town of Long Lake), Washburn County, Wisconsin. Tax Parcel No. 65026-2-37-11-22-5 15-426508000. PROPERTY ADDRESS: N1130 Little Bear Road, Sarona, Wisconsin. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. DOWN PAYMENT: A deposit of 10% of sale price to be deposited in cash or by certified check with the Sheriff at the time of sale; balance to be paid by cash or certified check upon confirmation of sale. Dated this 10th day of September, 2013. /s/Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Attorney Christine A. Gimber WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI, S.C. 3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway P.O. Box 1030 Eau Claire, WI 54702-1030 715-839-7786 Attorneys for Plaintiff This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 591896 WNAXLP

Public hearings will be held on the following conditional use permit requests pertaining to short-term rentals Monday, October 7, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 501 First Street, Shell Lake, WI. Kate Fogarty, 155 South Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Pt. Gov’t. Lot 1, Lot 5 CSM V 8, P 196, V 455, P 679 (proposed rental address 155 South Lake Drive), City of Shell Lake. Donna and Winston Rock and Michael and Mindy Gadke, 310 and 312 Stariha Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Shell Lake Lumber Lakeside Addition, Pt. Gov’t. Lots 1-3, Block 1, AKA Pt. Outlot 13, Lot 2, CSM V 15, P 162 (proposed rental addresses 310 & 312 Stariha Drive), City of Shell Lake. Clinton R. Stariha, Zoning Administrator 592455 5-6r WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the School District of Shell Lake that the budget hearing will be held in the library of the 3-12 building, 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on the 23rd day of September, 2013, at 7 p.m. The summary of the proposed budget is printed below. Detailed copies of the budget are available for inspection in the District Office at 271 Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wis. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2013. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk AUDITED 2011 - 2012

GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance 2,280,938.29 Ending Fund Balance 2,817,104.21 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In (Source 100) 0.00 Local Sources (Source 200) 4,432,699.19 Interdistrict Payments (Source 300 + 400) 276,317.51 Intermediate Sources (Source 500) 4,597.08 State Sources (Source 600) 2,750,156.15 Federal Sources (Source 700) 339,525.76 All Other Sources (Source 800 + 900) 36,468.32 TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 7,839,764.01 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction (Function 100 000) 3,376,029.81 Support Services (Function 200 000) 3,130,124.67 Nonprogram Transactions (Function 400 000) 797,443.61 TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 7,303,598.09 SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 10,336.15 Ending Fund Balance 9,660.04 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 1,023,281.36 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 1,023,957.47 DEBT SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 234,731.49 Ending Fund Balance 0.00 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 53,767.78 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 289,499.27 CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance 178,712.44 Ending Fund Balance 209,675.53 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 30,963.09 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00 FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 72,034.41 Ending Fund Balance 88,118.32 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 333,615.28 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 317,531.37 COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance 18,346.68 Ending Fund Balance 13,411.26 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 179,653.47 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 184,588.89 PACKAGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FUND Beginning Fund Balance 0.00 Ending Fund Balance 0.00 REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 0.00 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES 0.00

AUDITED 2012 - 2013

BUDGET 2013 - 2014

2,817,104.21 3,050,732.45 3,050,732.45 3,050,732.45 0.00 0.00 3,883,433.52 3,873,116.00 445,126.37 414,100.00 193.78 200.00 3,268,908.51 3,249,545.00 151,014.90 232,316.00 53,036.73 41,000.00 7,801,713.81 7,810,277.00 3,426,866.18 3,527,335.00 3,186,625.90 3,247,822.00 954,593.49 1,035,120.00 7,568,085.57 7,810,277.00 9,660.04 9,702.65

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TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND OTHER FINANCING USES ALL FUNDS GROSS TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 9,118,175.09 9,181,120.04 9,487,970.00 Interfund Transfers (Source 100) ALL FUNDS 650,853.46 0.00 0.00 Refinancing Expenditures (FUND 30) 0.00 0.00 0.00 NET TOTAL EXPENDITURES ALL FUNDS 8,467,321.63 9,181,120.04 9,487,970.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE NET TOTAL FUND EXPENDITURES FROM PRIOR YEAR 8.43% 3.34% PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY General Fund 4,335,787.00 3,802,166.00 3,791,212.00 Referendum Debt Service Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Nonreferendum Debt Service Fund 0.00 0.00 0.00 Capital Expansion Fund 30,000.00 30,000.00 30,000.00 Community Service Fund 83,000.00 86,000.00 86,000.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY 4,448,787.00 3,918,166.00 3,907,212.00 PERCENTAGE INCREASE TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR -11.93% -0.28% 591898 5r WNAXLP

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(Sept. 4, 11, 18) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY LNV Corporation Plaintiff vs. PAMELA ANN OTHOUDT A/K/A PAMELA ANN PARADISE, et al. Defendant(s) Case No: 12 CV 81 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on March 26, 2013, in the amount of $106,927.70, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: October 2, 2013, at 10:00 AM 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: That part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 11, Township 37 North, Range 12 West, Washburn County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4; thence North 86 degrees 50` East, 809 feet; thence North 5 degrees 35` West, 33 feet to the place of beginning; thence North 5 degrees 35` West, 344.14 feet; thence North 86 degrees 50` East, 462 feet; thence South 5 degrees 35` East, 357.64 feet; thence West 462 feet to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: W5432 Zimmerman Road, Sarona, WI 54870. TAX KEY NO.: 65-032-2-37-1211-4 03-000-003000. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. /s/Sheriff Terry Dryden Washburn County Sheriff Dustin A. McMahon Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1086857 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. 2909633 591092 WNAXLP




Student council plans communitywide homecoming

SHELL LAKE - The Shell Lake High School Student Council has been busy planning a wide variety of homecoming activities for students that they hope will appeal to community members as well. This year’s homecoming court selected by each class includes freshmen representatives Richy Feeny and Savanna Soltis, sophomores Drew Johnson and Lindsey Martin, juniors Noah Skluzacek and Aliena Mujic, and seniors Colleen Knoop, Carly Myers, Shania Pokorny, David Brereton, Curtis Parker and Beau Skluzacek.  All high school students will be able to vote for the 2013 homecoming king and queen from the senior court reps during lunch on Sept. 25, and coronation will take place during the kickoff pep rally in the gym on Friday, Sept. 27, at 2:45 p.m.

Float building Once again, float building for class floats will take place at the bus garage beginning on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., and continue Monday through Wednesday after school until 8 p.m. The student council is especially excited this year by the response from local businesses who have agreed to take part in the parade, and that Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Dunham have graciously agreed to serve as the grand marshals. The student coun-

cil wanted to recognize the Dunhams for their continued support of Laker students.  

onship game. Admission to this exciting Monday Night Football is $1 or a nonperishable food item for the Washburn County Food Pantry.   Parade The parade will start at the primary Other activities Be sure to check out the local busischool on Friday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. All entries are requested to be ready to line nesses windows decorated by the creative up at the primary school by 5:15.  If you senior class. Dress-up days are always a favorite and were not contacted and are interested in promoting your business and participat- this year’s selections will offer students a ing in the parade, please contact Patti Na- chance to show off their creativity once glosky at the high school at 715-468-7814.  again.  Monday is Mismatched Clothes Entries need not be elaborate; a simple Day, Tuesday is Cartoon Character Day, sign on your car is sufficient to show Wednesday Monster Day, Thursday your support of the Shell Lake Schools.  Class Color/Homecoming T-shirt Day The parade route will go from the school and Friday Laker Pride Blue and Gold west on Merritt Street, turning south on Day. Orders for class color T-shirts will Reinhart Drive, concluding at the 3-12 be taken during lunch the week of Sept. school parking lot where they will join 16 - 20 only.  Cost is $10 and must be paid the Shell Lake Education Foundation’s for when they are ordered. tailgate party.  The king and queen’s luncheon will   be held on Wednesday. Gratitude is extended to the Lakeview for delivering the Powder-puff games on Monday While everyone looks forward to cheer- royal meal. New this year will be the class ing on the Laker guys Friday night, don’t competition Grocery Cart Decorating forget the Lady Lakers famous powder- Contest.  Gratitude is extended to Dahlpuff football games earlier in the week on Monday, Sept. 30.  The Lady Lakers hit the high school football field at 6 p.m. beginning with the freshmen versus the sophomores, followed by juniors versus seniors, and concluding with the champi-

stroms Lakeside Market for allowing the use of their carts for the week. A mini parade to show off the entries will be held during lunch on Friday.  The class competition games will follow Friday afternoon at 1:30 on the football field, weather permitting. The festivities conclude with the semiformal dance, “Cosmic Night,” to be held in the commons from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.  Cost of admission is $6 per person and homecoming court will be admitted for free.  Shell Lake High School students are allowed to bring one guest from another high school provided the appropriate paperwork, signed by the guest’s principal, is on file in the office.  Deadline for this permission slip is Friday, Oct. 4.  Music will be provided by Entertainment Express. The student council is hoping that everyone will find the time to attend at least some of the many events that are planned and join the Laker students as they celebrate Shell Lake Homecoming 2013.

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Shell Lake School menu Breakfast Monday, Sept. 23: Bagel or muffin and cheese stick. Tuesday, Sept. 24: Cereal and toast or 3-berry bar and mini muffin. Wednesday, Sept. 25: Pancake or yogurt parfait. Thursday, Sept. 26: Waffle, strawberries or mini cinnamon roll. Friday, Sept. 27: Cheddar omelet, toast or apple stick. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/ fruit and milk and is free to all students.

Lunch Monday, Sept. 23: Chili or hot dog. Tuesday, Sept. 24: Crazy quesadilla. Wednesday, Sept. 25: Hot Italian subs. Thursday, Sept. 26: Ham or turkey wrap. Friday, Sept. 27: Chicken Alfredo. Alternate lunch choice of either: Sandwich pack: PB&J, flavored cracker and cheese stick or flavored fat-free yogurt with granola, flavored cracker and cheese stick. Lunch is served with vegetable, fruit and milk.

Shell Lake FFA offers Saturday fun in October SHELL LAKE - Every Saturday in October, the Shell Lake FFA will have hayrides and trips through the corn maze at the Bryan and Keri Jensen residence.   Starting the first  Saturday  in October, everyone is invited to N2440 Shelby Lane with access a quarter mile west of Hwy.

School is off to a smooth start for the 2013-14 school year. There were two very important meeting activities that took place at the 3-12 building in mid-August. The first was a two-day data retreat.  A team of teachers, counselors and administrators looked long and hard at some of the data on our student state and local test scores, attendance patterns, behavior referrals, and the senior exit survey from the past few years.  The group came up with three goals as a result of the data research.  The first goal is that student math achievement scores in the district will increase by 2 percent on the school report card. The second is to gather data on student writing skills across content areas.  The third goal is to increase the closing gaps scores by 2 percent on the district summary re-

63 just off Hilltop Road. From noon until 6 p.m. the FFA will have concessions and pumpkins available.  An unlimited ticket can be purchased for $5, maze-only tickets are $3, and hayride-only tickets are $2. – with information from Shell Lake FFA

Former Shell Lake student Greta Stellrecht recently had her photographs on exhibit at a photography show held at the Historic Loveland Feed & Grain in Loveland, Colo. Stellrecht learned photography in classes she took during the Shell Lake summer school program. She is currently working with black-and-white film. — Photo submitted

port card. (56.7 to 59). I will be reporting Being Safe, and Being a Problem Solver. As you may have heard me say in the on progress on these goals as the year gets going.  They should be very attain- past, the budget this year is balanced, but contains no major vehicle or equipable if we maintain a focus on them. The second meeting session last week ment purchases.  There is some money was the PK-12 grade Positive Behav- for shop equipment to put in the new ior Intervention Systems group.  This welding/engines shop building, and group studied discipline referrals, be- money for routine summer maintehavior patterns and hot spots for disci- nance; as the school board and I feel that pline issues.  They then discussed how maintaining the building and grounds is very important.  to address them, treat them We have a few new faces consistently, and put together that I want to welcome to Shell a plan to monitor and track Lake this coming fall.  As I had them throughout the year.  The mentioned last month, Laura main goal is to provide posiStunkel is the new elementive learning environments with consistent behavior extary principal.  She has hit the ground running and is doing pectations.  A theme for the a very good job for us.  She, district, PK-12, is to do things along with the recommendathe “Laker Way.”  That means being Respectful, Responsible, tion of the interview commitJim Connell

tees, has also offered positions to Sara Dettmann as the new fifth grade teacher and Shonda Anderson as the new 4-year-old kindergarten teacher. We also have two new bus drivers, Richelle Hanson and Maria Lord.  We will also have a new transportation supervisor and two new support staff aides that are yet to be determined as of this writing. I am looking forward to a very busy, but positive and productive school year here at Shell Lake.  If you have any questions or comments, as always, feel free to stop in or call. Go Lakers, Jim  

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Simply Magic in concert at the Quam Simply Magic, an award-winning Sweet Adelines Quartet, along with their sister will perform at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., for an evening titled Even the Dog was a Girl. Come enjoy a magical, musical evening with five sisters who are sure to tug at your hearts and make you laugh with songs and stories that will take you back to your own childhoods. Reservations strongly recommended. Call the TitW box office at 715-468-4387 or reserve online at — Photo submitted  

Fundraiser for WCAHS held Some kittens that needed to be bottlefed every couple of hours were a big hit at the WCAHS fundraiser at Snag’s.

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RIGHT: On Saturday, Sept. 7, Snags Sports Bar, Spooner, hosted a poker run/ fundraiser to raise money for Washburn County Area Humane Society. It was a beautiful day that ended with smoked turkey, grilled corn and live music by No Pressure.  There were many raffles and drawing for great prizes. 

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ABOVE: Thanks to the riders, businesses and individuals who donated prizes, a check for $500 was presented to WCAHS by Nancy Ratzenberger, owner of Snags. For a list of who helped and donated items, please visit WCAHS’s website at   You can support WCAHS by attending a meat raffle at Snags Sports Bar on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. washburncountyregister

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The roadside pumpkin stands are beginning to pop up even though fall doesn’t officially arrive until Sunday, Sept. 22. The fall colors are predicted to peak in the fourth week in September for Washburn County. In spite of the dry summer, the early spring rains will help to make it a colorful fall. — Photo by Larry Samson

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