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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Vol. 127, No. 14 • Shell Lake, Wis.

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• Chicog Fire Department annual hunters feed @ Chicog Town Hall • Annual gift shop holiday open house @ Spooner • Holiday craft Show • Spooner See calendar on page 6 and 7 for details


Hunters hit the woods Saturday

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Pioneer Day learning experience

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Celebrating 100 years Page 20 The traditional gun deer hunt gets under way for Wisconsin hunters on Saturday, Nov. 21. This deer was spotted in the forest near Shell Lake on Monday, Nov. 9. — Photo by Natalie Melton

County board votes on redistricting again

Honoring our veterans

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The Washburn County Board of Supervisors took up the issue of redistricting the county board from 21 to 15 members again at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The issue was brought back from the board’s October meeting because Tony Baier, District 18, was not in attendance. Steven Sather, board chair, said that the board’s rules state that an excused absent member can ask for reconsideration of any resolution. The resolution, if approved, would reduce the size of the county board by six members. The original resolution that started the process of redistricting was approved at the November 2013 county board meeting. Since then an ad hoc redistricting committee undertook the process of redrawing the supervisory district map to have 15 districts. After undergoing a preliminary public hear-

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SHELL LAKE — Due to a change in the print schedule during the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for all news copy as well as ad copy for the Wednesday, Nov. 25, edition of the Register is noon on Friday, Nov. 20. The Register newspaper office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. The office will also be closed on Thursday, Dec. 3.— from WCR

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ing, the final redistricting map came before the county board on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for its final decision, where it failed on a 9 - 11 roll-call vote. Tony Baier, District 18, stated that he thought with fewer board members there would be a better informed board because more members would be involved in different aspects of the county. Skip Fielder, District 2, pointed out that they didn’t have an accurate cost savings for redistricting. David Masterjohn, District 12, stated that for him it wasn’t about how much they would save per meeting but the potential to increase the understanding of where committees are at, because they would have more people on each committee and fewer committees overall. See County board votes, page 3

Shell Lake City Council members resigns

Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The letter of resignation by a 2nd Ward alderperson on the Shell Lake City Council was read at the council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 9. Tara Burns notified the council of her resignation on Friday, Nov. 6, via email. Burns stated that personal reasons impacted her decision to resign. “I have overexTara Burns — File photo

tended myself to the point of ineffectiveness. I am also taking on a huge project at the arts center, a $5.5 million capital campaign.  I have enjoyed working with all of you, and serving my community is very important to me.  I thank you for all you do.  Please keep up the good work,” wrote Burns. Due to the timing of Burns’ resignation, it was determined that the vacated seat would not be filled by appointment. Andy Eiche, city administrator, explained that election papers would be taken out on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and the best course of action would be to allow the position to be filled by an elected candidate. In the meantime, Ken Schultz, council chair, was appointed to fill the vacancy on the finance committee.



Pioneer Day part of fourth-grade learning experience Megan Dunlavy is ringing the bell so the students know to change stations at the Shell Lake fourthgrade Pioneer Day held this fall. The students learn about the life of the pioneers by role-playing. They saw a blacksmith work; they learned how to wash clothes with a washboard and also how to make preserves.

Maddie Melton learns that working can be fun as she helps Dan Kevan press the apples in an antique apple press.

Photos by Larry Samson

The fourth-grade girls enjoy dressing up in the same dresses that Laura Ingalls would have worn. Shown (L to R): Molly Christensen, Vicki Christensen, Alexis Miller, Katlyn Imrick, Charly Pearson and Hannah Foust.

LEFT: Many hands make light work. The students at Pioneer Day learned the meaning of this old saying as they cranked on the apple press.

RIGHT: Cassidy Johnson is playing a spinning button game. The students learned that toys were scarce in the 1860s, so they had to make their own games, or find outside activities to amuse themselves.

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Football coach resigns Larry Samson | Staff Writer SHELL LAKE- Coach Mark Lehnherr’s resignation as the head coach of the Shell Lake football program was accepted by the school board at the regular held Monday, Nov. 16. Lehnherr has been the head coach for Shell Lake for the past 10 years. He was

the defensive coach for the 2004 state championship team and started at the head coaching position the following year when he replaced Matt Cleary, who left to coach the Forest Lake, Minn., team and has been the head coach since. In his letter to the board, Lehnherr gave no reason for stepping down, stating that

there were so many great years and many great memories. Superintendent David Bridenhagen said the selection process to replace Lehnherr will begin in January and should wrap up in February.

Mark Lehnherr presented his resignation to the Shell Lake School board on Monday evening, Nov. 16. - Photo by Larry Samson

Johnson and Van Etten receive Trustee of the Year Awards SPOONER — Sheldon Johnson and Mark Van Etten, M.D., were recognized by the Wisconsin Hospital Association on Nov. 4 for their service to the Spooner Health System Board of Directors. Board members Johnson and Van Etten were nominated by Mike Schafer, CEO of Spooner Health System. WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding presented the awards at a recognition dinner held in Spooner. Johnson and Van Etten were two of only three trustees chosen to be recognized in the entire state of Wisconsin. Johnson has served on the Spooner board for the past 11 years, including six as chair. Van Etten has been a member of the board for the past 12 years, including four as secretary. Both men have been jointly involved, and assumed leadership roles, in every major initiative the board has been involved with over the past several years, according to Schafer. “Dr. Van Etten and Sheldon have excelled in their leadership roles and are very deserving of this recognition from

the Wisconsin Hospital Association,” said Schafer. “Both gentlemen are deeply committed to the success of the hospital and to the health of the community. We wouldn’t be where we are today, especially building a replacement hospital, without their extraordinary leadership.” The Wisconsin Hospital Association, based in Madison, advocates for the ability of its more than 130 hospital and health system members to lead in the provision of high-quality, affordable and accessible health-care services, resulting in healthier Wisconsin communities. — from SHS

Dr. Mark Van Etten and Sheldon Johnson were recognized by the Wisconsin Hospital Association for service to the Spooner Health System Board. Shown (L to R): Eric Borgerding, WHA president/CEO; Johnson, Van Etten, and Mike Schafer, Spooner Health System CEO. — Photo submitted

County board votes/from page 1 Sue Hansen, District 20, pointed out that there was “overwhelming opposition” to the redistricting and said she thought that was significant. Dave Wilson, District 11, stated that he felt there would potentially be empty seats come the spring 2016 election regardless if they passed the resolution, because some current board members have stated their intention to not run again. Keith Trembath, District 9, stated that

the issue of nonparticipation in the county board by residents concerns him and that it is up to all of us to participate, no matter the outcome. Dell Stoll, District 7, pointed out that there wasn’t one person who came to the board in favor of redistricting. The resolution failed on a tied 10 - 10 roll-call vote. Those board members who voted yes were: Wilson, Masterjohn, Greg Krantz, Romaine Quinn, James Dohm,

Tony Baier, Steven Sather, Terry Leckel Jr., Skip Fiedler and Clay Halverson. Those members who voted no were: David Haessig, Larry Ford, Sue Hansen, Michael Bobin, Steve Waggoner, Thomas Mackie, Tom Ricci, Dell Stoll, Beth Esser and Keith Trembath. Nell Lee, District 4, was absent from the meeting.

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Bell ringers needed SHELL LAKE/SPOONER — Bell ringers for the Salvation Army red kettles are needed. Funds collected will go to support the needs of Washburn County. Bell ringers will be at Gordy’s in Shell Lake, and Schmitz’s Economart and Shopko in Spooner. If you would like to feel the joy of knowing you are helping, please call 715-468-2405 to ring at Gordy’s in Shell Lake or 715-635-9269 for Economart or Shopko in Spooner. — from WCSA

Youth Government Day held

Students from Birchwood, Northwood, Shell Lake and Spooner school districts attended the Washburn County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, as part of Youth Government Day. Students observed circuit court in session and attended a portion of the monthly county board meeting where the 2016 budget was approved. Students went to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office where they took in presentations by Deputy Brendan Harrington with Washburn County K-9 Vador, Chief Deputy Mike Richter talked about preparing for a career in the criminal justice system, and Capt. Tyler Walsh spoke about the Special Response Team. Students were then allowed to try on tactical equipment used in high-risk operations. Government Day is sponsored by Washburn County veterans organizations, and is a great teaching tool for students to see government functioning in day-to-day activities. — Photo by Danielle Danford

Fundraising efforts for Shell Lake Community Center get council approval Danielle Danford | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — Stephen Smith, representing the Shell Lake Lions Club, came before the Shell Lake City Council on Monday, Nov. 9, to ask for the council’s support in the club’s project to raise $1 million to refurbish or replace the Shell Lake Community Center. “We are going to go out and ask our friends and neighbors to contribute to this cause because we know the city of Shell Lake just doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to come up with the money to replace or refurbish the community center,” said Smith. The Shell Lake Community Center was built by the Shell Lake Lions Club and donated to the city. Since its construction in 1978, the building is showing its age.

The Shell Lake Community Center was built in 1979. – File photo About a year ago, a citizen committee was formed to look at the costs associated with remodeling or rebuilding the community center. Mike Andrews, 1st Ward alderperson and member of the community center committee, stated that the

committee has put together a tentative set of plans but is waiting to get them back from Lamperts. Smith explained that the Shell Lake Lions Club community center fundraising will be done through the club’s 501c3

qualified charity designation, where donations to it are tax deductible. The club has already started a fund to replace or refurbish the community center with $5,000 and an additional $100 to cover any potential administrative fees. Their goal is $1 million. Smith explained that the $1 million goal was decided upon based on tentative sketches to determine an estimated project cost, which came in at over $600,000. The club decided to set the fundraising goal high and perhaps be able to build for less when the time came. The council unanimously approved a motion to support the Shell Lake Lions Club fundraising for the community center.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Geography Awareness Week Nov. 15-21 What did all of these recent newspaper stories have in common: the train derailment in Watertown and another along the Mississippi River, a proposed megahog farm in Bayfield County, the 40th remembrance of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a discussion of the Enbridge pipeline corridor, the crash of a Russian

jetliner in Egypt and today’s weather? The answer: Each story had an accompanying map. As we celebrate Geography Awareness Week from Nov. 15-21, we are reminded that the 2015 theme, Explore! The Power of Maps points us to a tool we all use in our everyday lives, perhaps even more

than we realize. Spatial thinking through maps is one of the most important skills we can develop as we learn geography, history, environmental sciences and so much more. Students, teachers and parents can go to to find a wealth of games, lessons and other ac-

tivities pertaining to maps and mapmaking. You never know, you just might find yourself needing another map tomorrow. Carlo Kumpula Spooner

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Bewley’s bill for retired law enforcement officers signed into law

MADISON — State Sen. Janet Bewley’s, D-Delta, proposal to fix an oversight in the Concealed Carry Legislation, which passed in 2011 was signed into law this week by Gov. Scott Walker. Bewley was joined at the bill-signing ceremony by her constituent, Paul Stein, Maple, who brought the issue to her attention.  “Paul was the one who informed me that Wisconsin’s concealed carry law did not authorize the Department of Justice to issue certification cards to retired law enforcement officers who reside in Wisconsin but worked for an out-of-state law enforcement agency.  He let me know that certification cards were only available to those who retired from Wisconsin and federal law enforcement agencies.  When I looked into it, I found out this was an unintentional oversight and started working on a fix,” noted Bewley. After reaching out to retired law enforcement groups, Bewley drafted a bill to treat all qualified former law enforcement officers in the same way. Bewley teamed up with state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, on the bill that also allows law enforcement officers who retire from an agency that no longer exists to obtain a certification card from the law enforcement agency that assumed the responsibilities and duties of the law enforcement agency that he or she previously worked for. “I was pleased to work with Rep. Kleefisch on this commonsense proposal that allows all qualified former law enforcement officers who call Wisconsin home the same opportunity to obtain certification cards,” said Bewley.  “Now that Assembly Bill 77 has been signed into law, the same set of rules apply for all former law enforcement officers in the state.”   

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation authored by state Sen. Janet Bewley to fix an oversight in state law that prevented some qualified retired law enforcement officers from getting concealed carry certification cards. Paul Stein, Maple, (far right) joined Bewley at the state Capitol for the bill-signing ceremony. — Photo submitted

Shell Lake FFA attends leadership conferences STEVENS POINT — Over 800 students and advisers from FFA chapters across Wisconsin attended the 212-degree and 360-degree leadership conferences Nov. 13-14, in Stevens Point. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Attending the 360 from Shell Lake FFA was Marty Anderson. Attending the 212 from Shell Lake FFA were Alecia Knoop, Clare Walker, Sydney Schunck, Breeana Monson and Nick Udovich. Two hundred twelve degrees - the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of personal leadership. At 211 degrees water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets it to the next level. The twoday  212-degree  Leadership Conference focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of all aspects of personal growth. FFA members attended sessions on mental, emotional, physical and social growth. Students

Shell Lake FFA members who attended leadership conferences in Stevens Point Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13, are (L to R): Marty Anderson, Alecia Knoop, Clare Walker, Sydney Schunck, Breeana Monson and Nick Udovich. — Photo submitted leave this experience with a personal plan for self-improvement. The two-day 360-degree conference takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership, and focused on the

importance of influence and how to become an influential leader. Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of building healthy relationships, being trustworthy, making critical

decisions and collaborating with others. Students leave this conference with the necessary understanding and skills to be an agent of change in their chapters and communities. — from Shell Lake FFA

No names given in eight-car pileup Danielle Danford | Staff writer HAUGEN — An eight-car accident occurred in the early-morning hours on Friday, Nov. 13, at Hwy. 53 and CTH V near Haugen. The accident resulted in three people being injured.

Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County sheriff, stated that “very icy” conditions on two overpasses caused the pileup in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 53 at about 6:20 a.m. The highway was blocked off in both directions for about two hours.

During the accident, a man exited his vehicle and was hit by another vehicle. The unidentified man was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of injuries that Sheriff Fitzgerald described as serious. Two other people suffered minor injuries.

The Register has requested the accident reports involved in this pileup for more information about the people involved and particulars of the crash. No information was received by press time.

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Locals knit for local kids Danielle Danford | Staff writer SPOONER — It is a happy, productive picture the knitters make, sitting around two tables pushed together in an aisle of the Yellow River Trading Company in Spooner. Colorful skeins of yarn beside them, their needles moving to knit and purl, knit and purl. They call themselves Knits for Kids and their cause is a simple one; to knit cold-weather clothes for local children in need. “It doesn’t matter if they live in the country, on Second Street or across the river, there are needy kids in Washburn County,” said Betty Dreis, of Spooner. The group formed after Roz Barrick, Spooner, learned to knit on a trip with Donna Dohm because the pair had joined a knitting group that made knitted items for children in need. “Then I came back to Spooner, and Donna did too, and I said, you know, I think we should do this for our own kiddos here,” said Barrick. Soon the duo turned into a group of four people. Now they are a group of 10 knitters who try to make their group’s weekly meeting, but attendance isn’t required. The knitters behind Knits for Kids just want to get more hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters to children ages kindergarten to 8 years old. “New knitters welcome. They don’t have to know how to knit, we can teach them how to knit and purl real fast,” said Barrick. They welcome knitters of all levels to join them in their efforts. The group mostly uses simple patterns to make their items and agreed scarves are a good place for someone to start learning.

A local group of knitters has taken up knitting cold-weather items for local children in need. The group, Knits for Kids, welcomes knitters of all levels to join them in their efforts. Shown (L to R): Donna Dohm, Sheryl Green, Roz Barrick, Vivian Rongner, Rena Antonik, Phyllis Sartorius, Sherry Casten and Betty Dreis. — Photo by Danielle Danford “We don’t really hold people to patterns. If they have a pattern they like to work with that’s OK with us,” said Rena Antonik, the members who also came up with the group’s name. The group has several home knitters who submit their knitted items and they will happily accept knitted scarves, hats, mittens, and sweaters separately if knitters prefer knitting a particular item. The items are then given

as a set, with a hat, scarf, pair of mittens and a sweater for each child, working with school principals to match their knitted sets with children that need them. “We will go where the need is,” said Barrick. Knits for Kids also hopes to inspire people everywhere to knit, especially for those without. Those interested in joining the group are invited to stop in the store and ask for Kim or they can

email Barrick at or Dohm Knits for Kids is also happy to accept donations of yarn and provides yarn to knitters that would also like to knit for kids. The group meets every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yellow River Trading Company in Spooner on the corner of Walnut and Summit streets.

Join the fun: make a difference SHELL LAKE — The organizers of the 2016 Washburn County Relay For Life are looking for teams, participants and committee members to join them in the fight against cancer. The 2016 Relay For Life will be held Friday, July 22, at Shell Lake Memorial Park.

This will be the 19th relay for Washburn County. Individuals and team participants are welcome. You can walk as much or as little as you want, your presence is what matters in the fight against cancer. Raise at least $100 to receive an event shirt. For more information, call Steve Clay

Register memories 1955 – 60 Years Ago

Shell Lake Lions Calendar Winners Nov. 9 - $35 April Carr, Barronett Nov. 10 - $35 Ray Stanley, Amery Nov. 12 - $35 Nancy Hengel, Onalaska Nov. 13 - $35 Nathan Nelson, Rice Lake

The Vitality Village Winners also announced on WJMC FM Radio


Temperatures recorded at Spooner Ag Research Station

2014 High Low Precip. Nov. 9 37 32 Nov. 10 35 23 3.6” snow Nov. 11 28 23 10.3” snow Nov. 12 24 9 .6” snow Nov. 13 25 9 Nov. 14 24 9 Nov. 15 22 -6 .5” snow 2015 High Low Precip. Nov. 9 59 41 Nov. 10 60 38 Nov. 11 57 39 Nov. 12 57 42 2.03” rain Nov. 13 43 34 .08” rain/ trace snow Nov. 14 41 25 Nov. 15 53 32

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• Lockhaven Chalet was a busy place as enthusiastic fans started organizing a local ski club. Movies on Sun Valley and ABCs of skiing were shown. Newly elected officers were Lloyd Hartzell, president; Dr. Don Postl, vice president; and Marie Soholt, secretary. Over 50 people expressed interest in joining the club. • Susan Marie was born Nov. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hall. • Snow of between 7 and 10 inches deep blanketed Shell Lake and the surrounding area. The storm began in the early morning hours accompanied with a rather high wind. By noon, roads in and around the village were nearly drifted full. School was dismissed at noon to enable rural buses to get the children home safely. One bus was known to have turned back to Shell Lake after being stuck in a drift for nearly two hours. Drifts in the rural areas were from 3- to 4-feet deep. No attempt was made to clear the roads until the wind subsided. • A wedding dance was held at the Sarona Community Hall honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ed Flowers, nee Florence Rice.

1965 – 50 Years Ago

• Dr. R.L. Trader, well-known veterinarian of the Sarona and Beaver Brook area, died at the Shell Lake Hospital after an extended illness. • Officers of the math club were Connie Bakker, president; Sue Graf, vice president; and Bruce Jungerberg, secretary-treasurer. • Officers of Explorer Unit No. 51 were Bruce Lindberg, president; Mike Haremza, vice president; Bruce Jungerberg, secretary-treasurer; and Mike Burns, quartermaster. Cabinet members were Mike Axon and Bill Smith. • Seven members of the Shell Lake Junior Bowling League competed in the Youth Bowling Association Region No. 1 Tournament in Chippewa Falls. Bill Vogel and Tom Cusick were named the champions in their respective divisions and would represent the region in the state finals at Thorp. Other bowlers participat-

at 715-416-3493, Libby Fandry at 715-6612743, or visit website — from Washburn County Relay For Life

compiled by Suzanne Johnson ing were Mike Haremza, Chuck Vogel, Tom Parker, Brad Pederson and Andy Klopp.

1975 – 40 Years Ago

• Paul Rounce, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rounce, Shell Lake, was forced to land a Cessna 150 plane in a farmer’s field near Rice Lake when the engine of the plane he was flying failed. • First Lt. Wendy S. Swan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Swan, Shell Lake, completed an Army nurse and medical specialist corps officer basic course at the Army’s Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Swan graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1971 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eau Claire State University in 1975. • Rebecca Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bush, was Washburn County’s representative to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. • Taken from Lee’s Lines: Guess you’ve heard about the new government employee. His first day in office, he found a molehill on his desk with instructions to make a mountain out of it before nightfall.

1985 – 30 Years Ago

• Selected as Citizens of the Week at Shell Lake Elementary School were Kasey Hotchkiss, fifth-grade student of Shirley Hile; and Bob Schultz, student of Kay Rand. • Jeff Pederson, former Shell Lake basketball ace, took over the coaching duties for the girls basketball squad with assistance from Charlene DeLawyer. • Luis DelaRocha, 15, Mexico, was making his home with Richard and Dorothy Rydberg for the school year while Omar Escalante was living with Dr. James and Joan Quenan and their family. • The Happy Corners 4-H group served lunch at the Donald Hotchkiss auction.

1995 – 20 Years Ago

• Merlin Jacobs, Elmer Anderson, Ray Haremza, Alice Ward and Miles Miller made up the honor guard at the Veterans

Day program at Shell Lake High School. • Shell Lake/Spooner FFA alumni raffle winners were announced at the organization’s deer hunters bouya in Shell Lake. Mark Ullom, Barronett, won a Remington 7600 30-03 rifle; Angie Anderson, Shell Lake, won a Ruger 10-22 .22 rifle; Paul Avery, Spooner, won Bushnell binoculars; Dale Hubin, Shell Lake, won a bear knife; Gary Campbell, Spooner, a gun case for scoped rifle; Renee Fisk, Shell Lake, deer grunt call; Jim Swan, Cumberland, rifle cleaning kit; Mike Lehman, Spooner, wildlife print; and Duane Johnson, Shell Lake, a duck wildlife print. • Tiffany VanWyhe, Shell Lake, was named to the West Lakeland All-Conference volleyball team. Her teammates, Becky Schultz and Trisha Williams, received all-conference honorable mention. All three were sophomores. • Trevor Krantz, Shell Lake senior, was named to the Large Lakeland All-Conference first team defense team as a lineman. His teammate, Taylor Hall, junior, was named to the all-conference second team on offense and defense.

2005 – 10 Years Ago

• Carol’s Floral, owned and operated by Carol Leischer, celebrated 20 years in business in Shell Lake. • Winners in the small kids costume contest held at the West Sarona Schoolhouse were Julia Lyga, first place; Caprice Elliott, second place; and Ethan Lyga, third place. • Hannah Gronning, junior, was named all-state honorable mention in volleyball. • Named Shell Lake Elementary Students of the Month were Rikki Benjamin, Kellie Myers, MaKenzie Olson, Jill Butenhoff, Jessica Irvine, Renae Lloyd, Dakota Robinson, Dylan Sandwick and Abby Story. Named good citizens at the primary school were Emily Parish, Madison Fogelberg, Isabella Zaraza, Blake Krueger, Emma Thomas, Ann Hungerbuhler, Kyley Williams and Kaitlyn Haynes.


Make homemade holiday gifts at Shell Lake School sentiments to create your cards and tags and add a variety of embellishments to make your creations unique. Your family and friends will be impressed that you made it yourself. Class fee includes supplies. Class must have four participants with a maximum of eight. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Cost is $12. Register by Friday, Nov. 27. Failynn Fox Cowl: Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., at the high school. Plan for handmade gift-giving this holiday season. Follow the lead of instructor Lisa Mikula as she guides you through the Failynn Fox pattern to create this cowl. Class must have three participants with a maximum nine. Cost is $15. Register by Saturday, Nov. 28. Bring to class: Circular needle (see below); U.S. 11 double-pointed needles for ears; size M crochet hook; a tapestry needle; yarn (see below); two 1” buttons. Super bulky yarn: Chose any yarn that can be knit to gauge 2.5 stitches = 1 inch. Lion brand WoolEase Thick & Quick was used in picture. • Size 12/18 months: Needle U.S. 13

(9mm) 24-inch circular; 110 yards super bulky yarn. • Size Toddler: Needle U.S. 13 (9mm) 24-inch circular;  125 yards super bulky yarn. • Size Child: Needle U.S. 13 (9mm) 24-inch circular; 160 yards super bulky yarn. • Size Teen/Adult: Needle U.S. 15 (10mm) 2- inch circular;  210 yards super bulky yarn. • All sizes: 15 yards super bulky yarn for inside of ear. • All sizes: 30 yards super bulky yarn for contrasting band/outside of ear. — from SLCE


Thursday, Nov. 19 • Shell Lake PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Saturday, Nov. 21 • Chicog Fire Department annual hunters feed, 5-8 p.m., Chicog Town Hall, 10 miles west of Minong on Hwy. 77. Carryouts available, 715-466-4525. Raffles. Wednesday, Nov. 25 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner. Thursday, Nov. 26 • Tozer Turkey Trot, 8:30 a.m., to benefit Washburn County Food Pantry. For more information Saturday, Nov. 28 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. • Art of Film film series, “Primary,” which highlights John F. Kennedy’s trip through Wisconsin during the 1960s presidential primary, will be shown at 7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Sunday, Nov. 29 • Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge will sing songs of hope and tell their stories of redemption and healing, 10 a.m., Lake Park Alliance Church, Shell Lake.


EVENTS ... December

Tuesday, Dec. 1 • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m. at the lodge. Thursday, Dec. 3 • 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. Saturday, Dec. 5 • Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity open house at the Minong Community Center, 212 West 5th St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 • Moms Club meets at Faith Lutheran, Spooner, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 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, Dec. 10 • The Shell Lake Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center.

Saturday, Dec. 12 • Washburn County Food Distribution in conjunction with Ruby’s Pantry, Spooner Middle School Tech Ed Building on Elm Street. Tickets 9 a.m. Distribution 9:30 a.m.  Volunteers needed. Contact  715-635-9309,  715468-4017 or 715-222-4410. Tuesday, Dec. 15 • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 8-9:30 a.m., Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, 715-635-4669. Meet over breakfast. Children are welcome to attend and play. • Shell Lake/Spooner Masonic Lodge 221 meeting, 7 p.m., at the lodge. Wednesday, Dec. 16 •  Shell Lake Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 4 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome. Thursday, Dec. 17 • Shell Lake PTA meeting,  6:30 p.m., in the 3-12 school library. Baby-sitting available. Monday, Dec. 21 • Northern Lights Camera Club,  7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1790 Scribner St., Spooner.  Saturday, Dec. 26 • Free community breakfast, 7-10 a.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 337 Greenwood Ave., Spooner. All welcome. Donations accepted. Wednesday, Dec. 30 • Free community supper, 4-6 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm St., Spooner.


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SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Community Ed will offer the following classes. To register for any of these classes call 715468-7815, ext. 1337 or email  jensenk@ Soap in a Sweater Make & Take: Monday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m., at Shell Lake High School. Also known as felted soap, Soap in a Sweater is a bar of soap and a washcloth all in one! Instructor Vanessa Berkesch, Just Heavenly Soaps, will take you through the process of felting soap. Learn about wool roving as you use your hands and a few simple tools to create your very own Soap in a Sweater. Participants will make two bars of soap. All supplies are provided. Appropriate for ages 12-plus. Cost is $15. There are only four spots left. Register by Saturday, Nov. 28. Christmas Cards & Tags: Tuesday, Dec. 1,  6- 8 p.m., at the high school. This class will provide everything you need to make two cards and two coordinating gift tags using the “Oh What Fun!” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Choose from 12 Christmas

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AREA NEWS AT A GLANCE GRANTSBURG — Family, friends and community members in Grantsburg have made a request to rename the 26-mile stretch of Hwy. 87 from Grantsburg to St. Croix Falls the Sgt. Carson Holmquist Memorial Highway. Holmquist was one of the four Marines killed July 16 at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. Holm-

quist was born in St. Croix Falls and was a 2008 graduate of Grantsburg High School. A petition has been sent to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker requesting this change. — from the Inter-County Leader ••• RICE LAKE — Three Rice Lake employers were fined for worker safety

violations recently according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Pomp’s Tire Service was fined $5,355 for violations concerning mechanical power-transmission apparatus and occupational noise exposure. Henry Wisconsin was fined $5,040 for two violations regarding permit-required confined spaces and general requirements for all

machines. Birchwood Manufacturing was fined $3,927 for general requirements. Each violation has been abated, meaning proper steps have been taken to eliminate the hazard, and the penalties reduced, according to OSHA documents. — from the Rice Lake Chronotype •••

control and entered the ditch, coming to rest against some trees. Palubicki may have been injured. His passenger, Krista Hunt, 25, Springbrook, suffered a nonincapacitating injury. The vehicle was severely damaged in the front, front driver side, rear driver side, front passenger side and undercarriage and was towed from the scene. Palubicki was cited for inattentive driving At approximately 8:35 p.m.,  Nancy Morgan, 60, Mauston, was southbound on Hwy. 53 in the Town of Trego just south of Mackey Road when she hit a deer. No injuries were reported but the 1996 Ford Taurus Morgan was driving

was towed from the scene. Monday, Nov. 9 At approximately 5:17 a.m.,  Mark Bergmann, 41, Shell Lake, was northbound on Old Highway 63 in the Town of Barronett just south of Short Road when he hit a deer which landed inside the 2001 Pontiac Grand AM GT he was driving. According to the narrative, the driver was OK and the deer was dispatched shortly after. The vehicle Bergmann was driving had severe damage to the front driver side, front passenger side, top of vehicle and rear. — Danielle Danford with information from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

ACCIDENT REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 3 At approximately 7:12 p.m.,  Harry Howe, 64, Hayward, was northbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Bass Lake just south of River Road when he hit a deer. No injuries were reported but the 2008 Chevy HHR Howe was driving received minor damage to the front and front driver side. Friday, Nov. 6 At approximately 8:36 p.m., Washburn County Sheriff’s Deputies Brendan Harrington and Tyler Walsh were traveling back from Sawyer County on Hwy. 48 just north of the village of Wooddale when a deer jumped out in

front of the squad car Harrington was driving. The accident report states that the vehicle appeared not to have been damaged due to the installed grill guard. Saturday, Nov. 7 At approximately 1:56 p.m.,  Rodney Palubicki, 22, Springbrook, was northbound on Hwy. 63 in the Town of Bass Lake just north of CTH F when he began to approach a farm tractor from behind. Palubicki stated he looked away from the road and when he looked back realized the tractor was pulling an implement. Palubick, driving a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle, swerved to the right to avoid hitting the implement, lost


Thursday, Nov. 19 & Friday, Nov. 20 • Partners of Spooner Health System annual gift shop holiday open house, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., hospital lobby, 819 Ash St., Spooner. Refreshments and door prizes. Saturday, Nov. 21 • Holiday craft show, downstairs American Legion Building, one-half mile east of Hwy. 63 on Hwy. 70, Spooner, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 • Christmas Celebration in Lights to be lighted at 4 p.m. at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground.


Friday & Saturday, Dec. 4 & 5 • “The Tree Lot” performance at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st St., Shell Lake, 7:30 p.m. Tickets reserved at or by calling 715-468-4387. Saturday, Dec. 5 • Shell Lake’s Holiday  Saturday  with Santa and

specials at local businesses. Sunday, Dec. 6 • Intermezzo Club Advent concert, 5 p.m., Spooner Wesleyan Church. Monday, Dec. 7 • Partners of Spooner Health System Lovelights ceremony at 4:30 p.m.  in the activity department of Maple Ridge Care Center, Spooner. 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Monday: First Friends Playgroup open to all children, 10 a.m.-noon. Focus on infants and caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experiences. Art project materials provided, closes with circle music time and instrument exploration. Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner. Monday & Thursday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner. Daily fee includes lunch, program of crafts, exercise, games, music, quiet time. Call 715-416-2942. Wednesday: Lakeland Family Resource Center, 314 Elm St., Spooner, open from noon-3 p.m. Kidstime-Parentime 10 a.m.-noon. Learn, discuss, share ideas and experience to enrich parenting skills. Preselected art or play materials available for children of all ages. Last Wednesday of the month, potluck at 11:15 a.m. First and third Wednesdays: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, 6 p.m. - Spooner Health System lower-level conference room. Thursday: Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake.

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• Library Fun For Little Ones, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Shell Lake Public Library. Stories, craft and a snack. No age minimum or maximum for participants. Thursday & Monday: Washburn County Alzheimer’s Day Respite Program, see listing above. Friday & Saturday: Washburn County Research Room at the historical museum, Shell Lake, open by appointment. Call 715-6352319. ••• Domestic abuse and sexual assault are crimes. Time-Out provides free, confidential victim support, call 715-635-5245 •••

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Tuesday, Dec. 8 • Shell Lake 7-12 holiday concert, 7 p.m., 3-12 school. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 11-13 • “The Tree Lot” performance at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre, 605 1st St., Shell Lake,  7:30 p.m.  Friday  and  Saturday;  2 p.m.  Sunday. Tickets reserved at or by calling 715-468-4387. Monday, Dec. 14 • Shell Lake Elementary School holiday concert,  7 p.m., 3-12 School. Sunday, Dec. 20 • The Toys For Tots will be given out from noon to 2 p.m. at the Barronett Community Center. For more information call Butch Holmes at 715-822-2118. Tuesday, Dec. 22 • Shell Lake Primary School holiday concert, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Shell Lake Primary School.

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ll of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. I believe that many of us also know someone who is or has suffered with some type of memory issue, whether it is a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. My friend, Peggy, has two brothers that are currently dealing with memory issues. While visiting together, Peggy told me that she was reading the New York Times best-seller “Still Alice.” I was curious enough that I purchased a copy of the book, too, before I realized it was contemporary fiction. “Still Alice” is a 2007 novel written by Lisa Genova. The book is Dr. Alice Howland’s story about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As Alice’s story unfolds, with the disease progressing, I found myself answering the same questions that were presented to Alice. What month is it? Can you spell water backwards?

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book. She has since published, “Left Neglected,” “Love Anthony” and “Inside the O’Briens.” In December 2014, “Still Alice” was released in theaters. Julianne Moore won best actress for her portrayal of Alice in this PG-13 movie. Alec Baldwin plays the part of Dr. John Howland, Alice’s husband. At the time that the movie was being made, the director, Richard Glatzer, was battling ALS. He died March 10, 2015, at the age of 63. I haven’t seen the movie “Still Alice.” I know I would like to. It would be interesting to see how closely the screenplay follows the book. Even though “Still Alice” isn’t a story written by a person actually suffering from Alzheimer’s, I was still able to get a sense of what the disease does to a person through the words written by Genova.

Memories of the tragedy in Dallas


ur tour bus was not the only one to visit Dallas, and we were, like the others, a small group of retired people who were anxious to see the place where President Kennedy was killed more than 50 years ago. The Texas Book Depository is now a museum. Museum guides told us there were most often 6,000 people a day passing through to see the artifacts relating to the tragedy. The window, where the assassin waited as the motorcade taking the president passed by, is boarded off, but a person can look down and see the X on the road where the president’s car had been on that fateful day. That terrible event is brought back every November to those of us who lived through that time. It left its mark on everyone and the whole nation. Where were you, some may ask, when the president was shot in Dallas? I remember. It was as though a smothering fog enveloped our world. If a president elected to serve four years but only served a thousand days, who had brought a youthful spirit to the White House, could be murdered for being the president, then we could not count on anything. It was midmorning. I was doing some housework in our home located in one of those housing developments where all the houses look alike. My husband worked the night shift, so he had come into the living room and had the television on. Four of our kids were in school and two small ones were at home, one in bed and one in the high chair. I was loading clothes into the washer in the alcove, near the living room. An announcement came on the TV, “News Bulletin: From Dallas, Texas. The president has been shot. He has been transported to Parkland Hospital. There is no report on his condition.” “Doesn’t the president have Secret Service protection? How could a thing like this happen?” I asked. We were stunned. We scanned the television but there was no more news. Other channels had interrupted programs and newsmen were waiting for further information. We waited anxiously for further news. It came nearly a half hour later. John F. Kennedy, our president, had died. Walter Cronkite on CBS announced it in tears. It seemed like everyone in the country had been assaulted. He was elected. Not everyone approved of the leadership in Washington, but

Old wife’s tales Mary B. Olsen everyone found the loss of our young president, with a lovely wife and two small children, devastating. People crowded into churches, and many stood on the streets in shock. Businesses closed and many people left work to be with their families. Family members called and gathered together. We heard for the next week all the theories about why he died. The main body of news reports echoed the thought that it was the “political climate in Dallas” that was responsible. What speculation! We watched during those trying days on TV as the drama unfolded. We saw the new President Johnson sworn in aboard Air Force One. We saw the grieving widow beside him wearing the bloodstained pink dress. The next day we saw the prisoner, Lee Harvey Oswald, being taken from the jail in Dallas for transfer, and we saw him shot by a man in a black hat who came out of the crowd. We saw the continuous procession of people who paid their respects while the slain president lay in state. We watched the funeral procession in Washington, D.C. We saw the funeral at Arlington National Cemetery and the eternal flame on the grave. Business in Washington went on. ‘ Many conspiracy theories were circulated, someone had stood on the grassy knoll and fired at the motorcade. Books were written, and films were made, and all kinds of speculation continued and still goes on. Fast-forward to Dallas, 50 years later. Our little group of tourists stood on the lawn at Dealey Plaza. We toured the museum. We saw the overpass where the motorcade was headed. We saw the fourth-floor window from which shots were fired. All of us were

Chess tournament finalists

Eighteen players participated in the UW-Barron County Charger Chess Tournament, which was held on campus Thursday, Nov. 5. Players included students, faculty and community members. Jeremiah Buenger, Eau Claire, took first place, followed by Joe Sienko, Spooner, in second place, and James O’Flanagan, Cumberland, in third place. The UWBC Charger Chess Tournament is held twice annually. The next tournament will be held in spring 2016. The Charger Chess Club, which sponsors the tournament, meets regularly at 4 p.m. on Thursdays during the academic year. Community members are invited to attend these meetings, which are held in The Commons. The chess club adviser is Quentin Vieregge, 715-234-8176, ext. 5438, Shown (L to R): Joe Sienko, Jeremiah Buenger and Jim O’Flanagan. — Photo submitted

lost in our memories. Everyone remained silent, as if we were visiting a hallowed tomb. We learned more about the tragedy. Regardless of the numerous conspiracy theories, the Dallas Police force performed well. They quickly learned the name of the man whose rifle was found on the fourth floor. Less than an hour later a police officer approached Lee Harvey Oswald, who was walking along a Dallas street, to ask him his name. Oswald walked over to the side of the street to where the officer was just getting out of his squad car, took out a handgun, and shot the officer. The officer fell and Oswald shot him again. There were two eyewitnesses. One man called the dispatcher on the police radio. The policeman was dead. Then another man trailed Oswald. He had seen the culprit run along the street and enter a theater. Oswald didn’t buy a ticket, just pushed past people and found a seat in the theater. Police were there in a few minutes and arrested him. It seems like the residents of Dallas know that some people hold them responsible for the assassination. They are Texans. They have a proud history. They can take it. They lost the Alamo. Weeks later, they won the war at San Jacinto. They became a nation. Then they became a state in the United States. They are sorry it happened there, but they still love their state and Dallas. The climate there is hot and dry, but lately there have been heavy rains and flooding. Everything in Texas is big. On another bus tour I visited Arlington National Cemetery. I saw the grave of President Kennedy. There is a flame burning. I cannot help but remember the televised funeral procession, with Mrs. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy and other family members and dignitaries following the flag-draped casket and the officer leading a riderless black horse. Near the president’s grave is the grave of Robert Kennedy who was shot less than five years later while campaigning in California. His grave has only a white cross. On May 23, 1994, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was buried there alongside the president. The Kennedys’ son, Patrick, and their stillborn daughter are buried there with them.

Five generations of Packer fans

Since the early 1940s, the Soholt family has been Packer fans. Del, now in his 80s, recalls as a teenager his dad, Ole, and whoever else was out shocking corn, bringing the work to a standstill so they could gather around the radio and listen to the Packer games. Ole was never lucky enough to attend a Packer football game.  He lived to be 88 years old and never missed listening to them on the radio, and then when he got a TV, watching the game. Del stated that by the time he left home for college, he was just as devoted to the Packers as his dad was.  “When I married and had two boys of my own, they watched every game with me and became loyal fans. Even now, Jeff, living in St. Paul, Minn., and Jerry, living in Sioux Falls, S.D., are diehard fans and have attended Packer games. Jerry has two boys and he has brought them up to be Packer fans as well.  Jerry’s son, Josh, lives in Fort Collins, Colo., and has little Jake who just turned 1 year old. As you can see by the picture he is also a Packer fan. Now that’s 75 years of Green Bay Packer loyalty. — Photo submitted


Community ed classes offered at Spooner SPOONER — Spooner Area Communi ty Edu cation offers a wide range of programming to engage youth and adults with communitydriven learning and enrichment opportunities. These opportunities are made available through a grant and community funding. For additional information, please contact Karen at 715635-0243 or Kindergarten After School 2015-16 for kindergarten students: Thursdays, 3:05-5:30 p.m., through May 12. Afterschool programs are now offered for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Programs include KidzLit: Experience great books while grappling with big ideas through discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing; Move It, Move It: Where educational, physical, and social activities and fun spark your child in lifelong wellness and learning; KidzMath: Cooperative games and storybook-based activities promote mathematical understanding and social development; Skills Boosters: Math and reading tutors/leaders are available through a grant. Students who may benefit from targeted skills practice may be connected with caring leaders and tutors. Follows school calendar. See yearly schedule online for blackout dates. Pickleball: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, middle school Antholz Gym. Bring athletic wear, water bottle. All ages welcome. Free. Join this fast, action sport bearing some resemblance to tennis, badminton and pingpong. Join at any time. Call Karen ahead for any closed dates. Samurai Techniques of Ancient Japan: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, SHS multiuse/ wrestling room. Bring athletic wear, water bottle. Free. This beginner class is for ages 15 and up. Nami ryu Aiki Heiho is based on ancient martial arts, an exclusive secret of the Samurai nobility. Later these arts formed the basis of modern arts, including Brazilian Jujitsu and Aikido. Foundational arts of aikijujutsu, kenjutsu and iaijutsu will be explored, in addition to practical modern techniques and self-defense. Call Karen ahead for any closed dates. Boot Camp: 5:45-6:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 22, Spooner High School multipurpose room and gym. Bring athletic shoes and clothing, water bottle, yoga mat, and

towel (optional). Cost is $80. Gain great results from this mix of cardio workout, body-weight strength training and core exercises. Instructor is Melissa Meyer. Social Security: Strategize to Maximize: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Spooner High School, Room B41, $5 or donation for local food pantry. Did you know there are hundreds of options associated with your Social Security retirement benefits? Jason Kohl, financial associate, Thrivent Financial, will take you through the choices and help ensure the decisions you make are the ones you can live with for the rest of your life. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 25, by noon. Retire Wisely: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Spooner High School, Room B41, $5 or donation for food pantry. Will you have enough to retire? Will your retirement income last? Are your assets protected? Turn retirement concerns into confidence. Jason Kohl, financial associate, Thrivent Financial, will discuss how to manage six key risks all retirees face: outliving their income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes, and rising health-care costs. Registration deadline is Sunday, Dec. 6, by noon. Holiday Treats: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, Spooner High School FACE room. Bring $15 materials fee payable to instructor, a cooling rack, and bags/ containers for your cookies. Fee for the class is $6. Make memories this upcoming holiday season with your friends and/ or child(ren). Baking is fun and efficient with prizewinning baker Jackie Perro. Bring home an assortment for freezing or gift giving. Sign up early, spots limited! Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 4. Basket: Everyday Tote: 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, Spooner High School art room, B99. Bring $30 materials fee payable to instructor, dishpan, flexible tape measure, sharp scissors, 10 clothespins, pencil, butter knife, old towel. Cost of class is $6. This will be your go-to tote for important books, papers, lunch or whatever you carry from place to place. Cloth handles of limited color choice make this an especially easy-to-carry and functional weaving basket. Instructor is Roxanne Melton. Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 7. — from Spooner Community Ed

Adult and Teen Challenge Choir coming to Shell Lake SHELL LAKE — You are invited to hear the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir on Sunday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., at the Lake Park Alliance Church in Shell Lake. For almost 30 years, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and

alcohol addiction. The choir will share dramatic stories of growth and new life in God through testimonies and will share their songs of hope and freedom from addiction. — from Lake Park Alliance

30th-annual Christmas Fund under way SHELL LAKE/SPOONER — The Shell Lake and Spooner/Trego Lions clubs, along with the Spooner Advocate and the Washburn County Register, are proudly sponsoring the 30th-annual Christmas Fund. Last year the Christmas Fund served over 195 families. Food baskets, along with gift items, were distributed prior to Christmas to less-fortunate families in the Shell Lake and Spooner school districts. This included the communities of Sarona, Springbrook and Trego. In Shell Lake, applications to receive a gift basket are available at the Washburn County Human Services Office located in the courthouse and the Washburn County Register newspaper office located in Lake Mall. Applications must be received by Friday, Dec. 11. Baskets will be delivered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.,

on Friday, Dec. 18. Donations of money to the Christmas Fund will be used to purchase groceries for each family plus new clothes or toys for children who have not been provided for in other ways. Confidentiality is very important, and names of families are not revealed. Most of the volunteer workers do not know who the recipients are as the information is on a coded system. If you would like to make a donation to this cause, checks can be made payable to the Christmas Fund and mailed to: Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 321 Spooner, WI 54801. If you would like to donate new clothing or toys in Shell Lake, a drop-off box is available at the Register newspaper office in Lake Mall and also at the Shell Lake State Bank. — with submitted information


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SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Arts Center is pleased to announce that it will kick off its third-annual Art of Film film series this month with a showing of “Primary,” which highlights John F. Kennedy’s trip through Wisconsin during the 1960s presidential primary. The showing is set for Saturday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., at the Shell Lake Arts Center. The series will run between November and March and features critically acclaimed films from the United States and around the world. Last season’s film series was well-attended and organizers have assembled another set of outstanding movies, sponsored in part by a grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation. This is a great opportunity for film lovers to watch highly acclaimed films on a big screen, followed immediately with the opportunity to stay and discuss them. Each film will start off with a short introduction that highlights aspects of filmmaking. Many of these films were not available in area theaters when first released, some were never in wide release and some are just worth seeing again. The center is excited to feature four different film experts that will present films during the series.  Dan Anderson, current Film Making Camp instructor at the SLAC, and MFA candidate for Electronic Integrated Arts at Alfred University in New York State, will host “Primary” on

the 28th. The staff at the arts center feels very fortunate to be able to welcome back Justin Peck, UW-Madison film studies graduate, who will be hosting films on Jan. 9, Jan. 30 and Feb. 27. Kevin Obsatz, filmmaker, writer and adjunct professor of media art at the University of Minnesota, will host with the center in February.  Lee Friederich, senior lecturer at UW-Barron County, will host an awardwinning Japanese film on March 12.  Final arrangements for three other films are in process. Films are projected on a 9-by-16 screen in the center’s cafeteria/conference room and there is plenty of seating. Audience members are also welcome to bring their own comfortable folding chairs if they prefer. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available. The arts center is located at 802 First St. in Shell Lake two blocks off Hwy. 63. The south doors that face First Street are the entry doors for the film series. Admission is by freewill donation with a suggested donation of $7 a person.  A full list of show dates and film titles is available by visiting, the Shell Lake Arts Center Facebook page and by calling  715-468-2414.  If you would like to be added to the film series email list, please send your contact information to info@shelllakeartscenter. org. — from SLAC

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Quilting ladies make lap quilts for hospice patients SPOONER/GRANTSBURG — What do quilts and hospice have in common? Comfort. Spooner/Grantsburg Regional Hospice Services recently added a new comfort to the care they are providing to their patients. Volunteer coordinator Jill Schlapper recently recruited the assistance of The Trinity Quilting Ladies from Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner to make lap quilts for Regional Hospice patients. The ladies were quick to respond, providing 13 quilts, and they are willing to make more. Kathy DesJardins, who is also a nurse with the Hayward Regional Hos-

Providing lap quilts for Regional Hospice are members of The Trinity Quilting Ladies. Shown back row (L to R): Miriam M., Fran O., Janet O., Mya, Mary K., Carol L. and Maxine L. Front: Alma B., Dawn O., Mitzi P., Kay H. and Betty F. — Photos submitted

Kathy DesJardins provides labels for the lap quilts that are given to Regional Hospice.

pice team, is providing hand-penned labels for each quilt. “This is just a small gesture of added comfort for our patients,” commented Schlapper. “Our patients will also be able to leave this quilt as a comfort to their loved ones at the end of their journey.”

Any quilting group wanting to assist in this comforting service by making lap quilts, please contact the Spooner/ Grantsburg Regional Hospice office at 715-635-9077. Regional Hospice Services is a nonprofit organization providing services to

patients with a life-limiting illness in the Spooner/Grantsburg area. If you have questions regarding hospice services, please call the Spooner/Grantsburg office. — from RHS

Book fair held during conferences LEFT: You wouldn’t know that Bailee Okonek likes puppies from the books she selected.

RIGHT: Adam and Michele Fritz show the books that they have selected to buy at the PTA Book Fair held Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Shell Lake Elementary School. The book fair is a fundraiser for the PTA and helps to promote reading among children.

Photos by Larry Samson

Morley and Channing Linton love books. Channing is a 4K student and his sister is waiting to start school. Their mother reads to her children as a way to prepare them for school.

Adrian Smith likes to read about dragons while his sister, Annika, loves to have her mother read to her from the “Frozen Story Collection.” RIGHT: Jordan Hall was at the school working at the parent-teacher conference held on Thursday, Nov. 12. His daughter, Finley, loves being at the school and spending time with her father.


Shell Lake hosts 2015 solo/ensemble festival

Allison Tims with her oboe solo.

Shell Lake eighth-grader Brady Nielsen gives a sigh of relief after playing his saxophone solo at the solo and ensemble competition hosted by the Shell Lake School on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Seventh-grader Mikayla Cox plays her marimba solo. She is new to the district but has found a home in the music department. Music brings people together from different backgrounds.

C a s s i e Skindzelewski earned a star first in her electric bass performance. Skindzelewski, a senior, has made the most of the band program at Shell Lake as she follows her dreams and passion.

Sixth-grader Carlton Miller and judge Norman Yamada work to make the piece Miller played even better. The teacher comes out in him as Yamada judges the students performance.

Photos by Larry Samson Cody Joe Swan watches and listens to Norman Yamada as he talks to him after his snare drum solo. Swan is a an eighth-grader with many years in the program.

J e r e m y Bouchard performs his saxophone solo while Jene Morey accompanies him on the piano.

Carly Osborn on trumpet and Natalie Jury on baritone play a challenging duet. Music is an important part of their life and their education.


Lions Camp needs your help to collect deer hides SHELL LAKE — Shell Lake Lions along with the Spooner-Trego Lions are once again collecting deer hides for Wisconsin Lions Camp. Hides may be dropped off anytime in the special orange collection boxes now through Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Spooner at the DNR ranger station on Hwy. 70; O’Reilly’s and ShopKo. In Trego hides may be dropped off at the Mobil gas station and in Shell Lake at Shell Lake Marine and Cenex, both on Hwy. 63. Every deer hide donation will help give a disadvantaged child a free experience of a lifetime. Members from both Lions clubs will regularly pick up the hides and preserve them for delivery in January when they will be sold by the camp. You may wonder what is Lions Camp? It is a 440-acre facility in Rosholt about 15 minutes from Stevens Point. The camp is set up to provide a lasting experience at no cost to the camper for children who are blind or visually impaired; children who are deaf or hard of hearing; children with Type 1 and 2 diabetes; adults who are blind or visually impaired; children with intellectual disabilities or educational autism The camp has a 45-acre private lake, 11 year-round cabins, a dining hall, administrative offices, a larger building for conferences and a recycling center for used eye glasses that are sent all over the world

Come to Shell Lake Sharon Tarr | Washburn County Historical Society SHELL LAKE – In 1937, a promotional brochure, “Call O’ The Lakes,” included this page to invite its readers to visit and vacation at Shell Lake. While the places advertised on the page have mainly passed into longago memories, so much of what was enjoyed back then – beach and picnic grounds, tennis courts, and free movies – is still available today, along with great additions such as the Shell Lake Arts Center, the Museum of Woodcarving, the Washburn County Historical Museum Complex, the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre and the busy campground by the lake. Perhaps even truer now than it was back then, it could still proudly be said, “Come to Shell Lake, just for fun!” This is just a glimpse at what will be in the upcoming local history, “Historical Collections of Washburn County,” Volume VI, from Washburn County Historical Society.

Infant/child massage class to be held

SPOONER — Touching and being touched is important for all ages. Infant massage is an ancient parenting tradition that is currently being rediscovered. Learn how to provide this loving touch and develop a special bond with your child through massage. Sue Temple, therapeutic massage therapist from Baby Yourself Massage, will present a variety of strokes for parents to use on their infants during a class to be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m., at Lakeland Family Resource Center, Spooner. Class size is limited to five participants and it is preferred that the child is 0-12 months old. Preregistration is required and can be arranged by calling LFRC at 715-635-4669. — from LFRC

wherever they are needed. All facilities are handicapped accessible and built with the young camper in mind. The goals and objectives of the Wisconsin Lions Camp reflect a true commitment to excellence. The camp’s primary objective is to provide a fun, safe and memorable camping experience that will have a positive impact on the camper ’s life. This is accomplished through a carefully designed program, which focuses on each camper’s individual needs. A dedicated camp staff plays a key role in achieving these goals for the campers, ensuring that each child will have a very special and memorable experience at the Wisconsin Lions Camp. “Blind kids can’t go

to outdoor camps and stuff like that …” This remark by a blind teenager started it all nearly 50 years ago. That chance comment, overheard by a Wisconsin Lions Club member, has turned dream into reality for thousands of youth and adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin. Typical camp activities are like at any other summer camp and include nature hikes, campfires, games and skill-building activities like the climbing wall, archery and ropes courses, but here program activities are targeted to each child’s abilities and are paced accordingly to provide each camper with a memorable experience. Since its beginning in 1956, the Wisconsin Lions Camp has been dedicated to providing a quality camping experience free of charge to Wisconsin residents or people attending schools within the state who have disabilities. Nonresidents may apply, but will be accepted only on a space-available basis and are charged a minimal fee. In addition, the camp’s environmental education, retreat and conference center and team-building programs provide an opportunity for personal development in a safe, accessible environment. More information about the Lions Camp is available at wisconsinlionscamp. com. — from Shell Lake Lions


Reflecting on the legecy of veterans at Spooner’s Veterans Day program LEFT: Army Veteran Dan Wanzung, Spooner, attended the Spooner Veterans Day program at the Spooner High School on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

RIGHT: Shawn Chaplick and her son, Jacob, enjoyed the program together. Chaplick was one of 10 local veterans who were presented with a Quilt of Valor in honor of their service. Chaplick served in the Marines.

Photos by Danielle Danford

Byron Baker, Hertel, received a Quilt of Valor for his service in the Navy during World War II and beyond. Baker said he served from 1940 to 1959.

Veterans, their families, students and community members stand with their hands over their hearts for the national anthem.

Molly Lucas received a Quilt of Valor for her service in the Korean War.

Nancy Chamberland received a Quilt of Valor for her service in the Air Force during Vietnam.


Officers installed during ICHC fall dinner meeting Suzanne Johnson | Staff writer SHELL LAKE — The installation of officers and the approving of budgets was among the order of business during the Indianhead Community Health Care Inc. fall dinner meeting. President Linda King presided over the meeting held Monday, Nov. 9, at Glenview. The Love Lite Tree project for this holiday season is officially under way. Donations in memory, honor and recognizing military personnel continues until the tree is lit on Saturday, Dec. 5, during Shell Lake’s Holiday Saturday. The Love Lite Tree will shine in front of Indianhead Medical Center. Funds raised are used toward scholarships for graduating Shell Lake students pursuing a career in the health field and also toward continuing education for those locally working in the health field. Recipients of the 2015 scholarships were Amy Bouchard, Tia Carlson, Katie Slater and Calista Holman. For those who would like to make a contribution to Love Lites, donations may be dropped off in the business office at the hospital. Donations will

also be accepted at the Shell Lake State Bank on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those wishing to mail a donation, please send to P.O. Box 300, Shell Lake, WI 54871, making checks payable to ICHC Inc. The goal of ICHC is to provide support to the medical community in the Shell Lake area. Among some of the contributions made in 2015 were first-aid kits to the Shell Lake Arts Center, funds and volunteers for Mini Medics, a donation to the Friends of the Shell Lake Library toward the purchase of an AED for the library/city hall building and a donation to the Happy Club. The organization also contributed funds toward the concussion ImPACT program at Shell Lake Schools. ImPACT is a computerized series of neurocognitive tests that help medical staff determine the severity of concussions. Starting in the sixth grade, students are given a test to be used as a baseline that can help with an evaluation if a student suffers a head injury either through sports or other activities. Administrator Paul Naglosky gave an update on Indianhead Medical Center and

The Glenview Singers entertained at the ICHC fall dinner meeting. Shown back row (L to R): Donna Parker, Alice Mitchell, and Margaret and Bun Weathers. Middle: Helen Pederson, and Kak and Tip Reinhart. Front: Ruth Swan, Eileen Giddings and Jean Tully. Sue Weathers accompanied them on the piano. — Photos by Suzanne Johnson

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Northwest District Chairman Jude Bolterman, left, installed the ICHC officers on Monday, Nov. 9. Officers are Linda King, president; Nancy Furchtenicht, vice president; Sabrina Naglosky, secretary; and Patty McKee, treasurer. the Shell Lake Clinic sharing that the radiology department update is completed. IMC is now able to provide additional services including MRIs. Kurt Graves, administrator of Terraceview Living Center, complimented his staff, stating that it is difficult to obtain CNAs. Sue Weathers, administrator of Glenview, also expressed gratitude to the staff at Glenview. She shared that the lower level of the campus is now complete and the addition of another duplex at Meadowview will be completed in March 2016. Speaking on health education, Joni Parker stated that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. She also shared on the dangers of e-cigarettes with their enticing flavors and lack of regulations toward children. Lifeline, a monitoring system, has 40plus installs at this time. The fee for the service to residents needing this service is $30 per month. Linda Nielsen and Jude Bolterman oversee the Lifeline program

for ICHC. With no nominations from the floor, King was re-elected president. Other officers are Nancy Furchtenicht, vice president; Sabrina Naglosky, secretary; and Patty McKee, treasurer. Board members include Joni Parker, health education; Jude Bolterman, public policy education and Lifeline; Linda Nielsen, Lifeline; Patti Naglosky, membership; Jan Ogden, memorials; Donna Ness, volunteer services; and Suzanne Johnson, publicity. Anyone who was unable to attend the fall meeting may send their annual dues to ICHC, P.O. Box 300, Shell Lake, WI 54871. If you would like to become a part of this volunteer organization, please contact Patti Naglosky. ICHC will hold their spring dinner meeting on Monday, May 2.

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Spirit of giving demonstrated First-grade students at Spooner Elementary School demonstrated their spirit of giving when they collected items to fill shoe boxes for needy children in other countries. The students collected toothpaste, soap, small toys, school supplies and other items. These boxes, along with the hundreds of other boxes collected in the Spooner area, were trucked to the distribution center in Minneapolis before Thanksgiving to ensure delivery before Christmas. — Photo submitted

Bring a vet to school

Alicia Knoop brought her grandfather, Marvin Knoop, to school along with her grandmother, Gladys. Marvin was a farm boy when he left for his tour in the Army, and he returned to farm on the shores of Bashaw Lake.

Cody Cox is proud of his grandfather, Tom Hansen, who served from 1971-1975 in the Air Force.

Photos by Larry Samson

Landon Deneen stands tall with his grandfather, David Deneen. David served in the Marine Corps from 1966-1972.

Kaelin Farley brought her grandfather, Doug Zimmer, to Shell Lake School’s Bring a Vet To School program on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The students enjoyed a brunch with their veteran guests before the Veterans Day program. The students stood with their veteran as they were announced at the program. Zimmer was an airman in the Air Force, 1967-1971.

Jordan and Daya Lawrence are proud of their grandfather, Robert Lawrence.



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Lakers wrap up football season with banquet

The Shell Lake varsity team may be small in numbers but they played with heart and determination. Shown are the varsity letter winners, back row (L to R): Levi Beecroft, Matthew Denotter, Sean Heckel, Isaac Haines, Drew Johnson, Nathaniel Wingler, Zach Melton, Jack Skluzacek, James Crawford and Dominic Hopke. Front: Tyson Eraquam, Jonathan Beecroft, Carter Lawrence, Zach Jensen, Andrew Martin, Cory Kidder and Erick Haynes.

Photos by Larry Samson

James Crawford and Zach Melton earned a Lakeland All-Conference Honorable Mention for their efforts on the field. The all-conference award was presented at the Shell Lake football banquet held Tuesday, Nov. 10. The banquet is the wrap-up for the 2015 season and a look at the 2016 season. Earning the Coaches Award for the 2015 football season were Drew Johnson, Nathaniel Wingler and Zach Melton. The coaches vote on the Coaches’ Award.

Drew Melton, Nathaniel Wingler, Zach Melton, Jack Skluzacek and James Crawford were recognized for their dedication and work ethic on the field and in the weight room.

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Tuesday, Nov. 24: Scrimmage at Birchwood, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1: At Bruce, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4: Doubleheader versus Clayton, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10: Doubleheader versus Clear Lake, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11: Doubleheader versus Northwood, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Doubleheader versus Siren, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18: Doubleheader versus Prairie Farm, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29: Doubleheader at Luck, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5: Doubleheader versus Lake Holcombe, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8: Doubleheader at Cameron, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12: Versus Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15: Doubleheader versus Unity, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Doubleheader versus Birchwood, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Doubleheader at Clayton, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: Doubleheader at Clear Lake, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2: Doubleheader at Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5: Doubleheader at Prairie Farm, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9: Doubleheader at Frederic, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12: Doubleheader versus Cameron, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Doubleheader versus Webster, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Doubleheader at Turtle Lake, 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22: Versus Flambeau, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25: Versus Drummond, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball Tuesday, Nov. 17: Scrimmage with Unity at Shell Lake, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24: At Spooner, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4: Doubleheader versus Clayton, 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10: Doubleheader versus Clear Lake, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11: Doubleheader versus Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Doubleheader versus Siren, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18: Doubleheader versus Prairie Farm, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22: Versus Winter, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29: Doubleheader at Luck, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5: Doubleheader versus Lake Holcombe, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8: Doubleheader at Cameron, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12: Doubleheader versus Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15: Doubleheader versus Unity, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19: Doubleheader versus Birchwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22: At Drummond, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Doubleheader at Clayton, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: Doubleheader at Clear Lake, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2: Doubleheader at Northwood, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5: Doubleheader at Prairie Farm, 7:15

p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9: Doubleheader at Frederic, 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12: Doubleheader versus Cameron, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16: Doubleheader versus Webster, 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Doubleheader at Turtle Lake, 7:15 p.m.

Wrestling Thursday, Dec. 10: At Unity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12: At Spooner Tournament, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17: Thorp at Shell Lake, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19: At Northwestern, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29: At River Falls, 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7: Multiple schools at Shell Lake, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9: At Superior Tournament, 10:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 14: At Northwood, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16: At Ladysmith, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21: At Cameron, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23: Shell Lake Invitational, 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28: Flambeau at Shell Lake, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Conference at Cameron, 10 a.m.


4-H Achievement Night held

The Washburn County 4-H Ambassadors for 2015 were announced at the 2015 4-H Achievement Night held Friday, Nov. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. Shown back row (L to R): Jackie Rosenbush, Katie Rosenbush and Mariah Skogstad. Front: Catriona Stroede, Willow Stroede, Grace Olson, Katie Peterson, Bridget Stroede and Madeline Hopke. The Go-Getters 4-H Club earned the second-place Super Club Award. Their leaders are Deb Allen, Kylie Bullion and Julene Peck.

Amber Anderson is the 2015 James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Award recipient. Anderson is a senior at Shell Lake High School. Her parents are Forrest and Angie Anderson.

The first-place Super Club Award went to the Junior Farmers. Shown (L to R): Catriona Stroede, Jessica Colbert, Bridget Stroede, Forrest Stroede and Willow Stroede. Their leaders are Kathy Colbert and Bill Richey.

The project awards for livestock were announced. Shown (L to R:) Isaac Hopke, poultry and rabbit; Amber Anderson, rabbit and dairy; Megan Anderson, dairy; Kate Rosenbush, rabbit; Jackie Rosenbush, rabbit and sheep; and Madeline Hopke, sheep.

Katie Crosby and Madeline Hopke earned the Outstanding 4-H Member Award for 2015. The two members are both students at Shell Lake High School.

The Good Samaritan Award goes to the Streitz family. Shown (L to R): Meriah, Layla, Kendra and Kadience Streitz.

Photos by Larry Samson

Katie Rosenbush and Cheyenne Nowaczyk earned the state Key Award. The two members are students at Spooner High School.


Spooner PTO holds craft fair

Santa made his annual trek to the Spooner Elementary School for the Spooner Parent Teacher Organization Craft Show held Saturday, Nov. 14. Kendra Ross and her sister, Kolbi, came to get their order in for Santa, just in time, because Christmas is only 37 days away.

The PTO was selling soup, salad and dessert. Harmony and Hailey Foust skipped the other things and went straight for the sweets.

Arianna Daniels and Kaydence Knutson are showing their Spooner pride at the Spooner School Store booth at the craft show.

Photos by Larry Samson Eva Young found the tire swing to entertain herself as her mother worked at the food counter.

The early Christmas shoppers got a chance to peruse the handcrafted items at the Spooner PTO Craft Show. There were many handmade gifts to choose from. An advantage of buying unique, handmade items is that they are made locally and your money stays in the area.


Terraceview Living Center honors veterans

Terraceview Living Center hosted a dinner for their veterans and the Shell Lake Honor Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Good food and war stories were in abundance as the veterans got together.

Want A Brighter Smile? Photos by Larry Samson

Lisa Powers, Washburn County Veterans Service officer and Shell Lake Honor Guard member, gives Lamoine Gardner an American flag for his room in appreciation for his service. Gardner was in the Army and in the same unit as Elvis Presley. He knows the words to every Elvis song.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the City of Shell Lake, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for alderperson begins on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated. Office Incumbent Alderperson, Ward 1 Chad Shelton Alderperson, Ward 1 Brent Edlin Alderperson, Ward 2 Ken Schultz Alderperson, Ward 2 Dan Harrington Alderperson, Ward 2 Vacant (1-Year Term) Information concerning aldermanic district boundaries may be obtained from Andrew Eiche, City Clerk, 501 1st Street, Shell Lake, WI. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2015, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in the office of the city clerk. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Done in the City of Shell Lake, on November 13, 2015. Andrew Eiche 638326 14r WNAXLP

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Celebrating 100 years

These are some of the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that have graced Irene Glessing’s life. There were many stories of childhoods spent visiting on the farm. The farm was a place of wonderment and joy, it was their escape, it was a place they could run and play.

Photos by Larry Samson Irene Glessing celebrated her 100th birthday as family and community members turned out at St. Joseph Church in Shell Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14. Irene and her husband, Elmer, farmed many years in the Bashaw Valley northwest of Shell Lake. BUDGET NOTICE 2016 BUDGET - CITY OF SHELL LAKE


There will be a Public Hearing to review the draft application for the 2016 SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR WASHBURN COUNTY (s.85.21 Wisconsin Statutes). 9 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 SPOONER ANNEX - CONFERENCE ROOM 850 West Beaverbrook Avenue, Spooner, Wisconsin The draft 2016 application for s.81.21 aid will include the RSVP Transport Project that provides Washburn County residents transportation to attend various medical appointments and/or nutrition stops and local grocery shopping to elderly and disabled. Total Project Budget Summary $91,617. The draft 2016 application for s.85.21 aid will be available for public inspection prior to the hearing & can be obtained at the Washburn County Aging & Disability Resource Center, 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite 4, Spooner, Wisconsin. Those persons unable to attend the hearing & wishing to submit comments in advance may do so by mailing their comments prior to the hearing to Washburn County Aging & Disability Resource Center, Attn: Director/Supervisor, 850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite 4, Spooner, WI. Persons who are elderly & disabled wishing to attend the hearing & in need of transportation may contact the Washburn County Aging & Disability Resource Center to request transportation service. The location of the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. 638198 14r WNAXLP

Irene Glessing would never admit to having a favorite grandson but Darrell Jr. would say he has a favorite grandmother. He traveled all the way from Sidney, Australia, to be at his grandmother’s special day. Darrell is a firefighter in the land Down Under. He moved to Australia 16 years ago and calls it home now, with his family.

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Pursuant to WI Statute 65.90 notice is hereby given that the 2016 proposed budget, as presented by the Financial Administration Committee, will be considered at a Special City Council Meeting to be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. The meeting will include budget presentation, public hearing and adoption. 2015 2016 Percentage Summary Adopted Proposed Change General Government $253,477 $250,479 Public Safety $400,199 $412,637 Public Works $379,774 $427,185 Health & Human Services $$Culture, Rec. & Education $234,372 $250,106 Conservation & Development $22,476 $11,592 Debt Service $636,160 $679,106 Outlay $35,040 $60,552 Total Of All Expenditures $1,961,498 $2,091,657 6.64% Less: All revenue other than general property $1,077,054 $1,093,252 1.50% Less: Deficit $69,739 Total Proposed City Levy $928,666 City Tax Levy for Budgets 2016 $928,666 5.00% 2015 $884,444 2014 $884,444 The detailed budget is available for public inspection at the City Administrator’s office during regular office hours. Andrew Eiche, City Administrator 638248 14-15r WNAXLP

Irene Glessing celebrated her special day with her three sons, Donny, Darrell and Richard.

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Delbert Laverne Morgan Delbert Laverne Morgan, 76, Shell Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Hawkins, Wis., to John and Dortha (Taylor) Morgan. He was married in Watertown, S.D., on Sept. 3, 1966, to Diane.  Del worked for Bemis Company in Minneapolis, Shadow Plastics in Rice Lake and also for Image Plastics in Chetek.  In his free time, he loved to spend time outdoors, hunting, fishing and landscaping.  Del and Diane enjoyed traveling together and spent their winters in South Texas.  He was a wonderful leader, husband, father and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Del is survived by his wife, Diane, Shell Lake; children, Vicki Pruitt (Tom McGrath), Edmond, Okla., Steve (Wendy) Lundberg, Rupert, Idaho, Ken (Barb) Lundberg, Hayward, Denita (Tim) Coppedge, Edmond, Okla., Mark (Sandy) Lundberg, Rice Lake, and Penny (Mike) Hassemer, Eau Claire; 18 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; brothers, Jack (Shirley) Morgan, Sturgeon Lake, Minn., and Dale (Denise) Severin, Superior; sisters, Wanita Kahlar, Falls of Rough, Ky., Charlotte Demers, Superior, Dawn (Stan) Hagar, Cohasset, Minn., and Sheri (Steve) Dinda, Superior.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers,

Bill, Jerry and Floyd Morgan; and sister, Wanda Sauers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at Lake Park Alliance Church, Shell Lake, with Pastor John Sahlstrom officiating. Burial will be in Shell Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lake Park Alliance Church for the youth program.  The Skinner Funeral Home, Shell Lake, was entrusted with arrangements.

Franklin Delano Anderson Franklin Delano Anderson, 73, Spooner, passed away Nov. 12, 2015, at Dallas Care and Rehab in Dallas, Wis. Frank was born in Spooner on Jan. 17, 1942. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Carol (Stubfors) Anderson, and their children, Rebecca (Dallas) Neville, Eau Claire, Daniel (Lynda) Anderson, Spooner, Douglas (Linda) Anderson, New Berlin, Dale (Theresa) Anderson, Landenberg, Pa., David (Shea) Anderson, Cadillac, Mich., and Franklin (Marchelle) Anderson, Hudson; his brother, Kenneth (Joanne) Anderson, Dallas, Wis.; and sisters Lenora (Kenneth) Rouse, Spooner, and Nancy (Michael) Ray, Eau Claire. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Viola (Shoquist) Anderson, Spooner; and sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Glenn Campbell. Frank and Carol have been blessed with 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His greatest joy was to be surrounded by his family and friends whenever possible, in particular, at the family Fourth of July celebration held each year at the family farm. Frank worked nearly 27 years for the Chicago North-

Ronald J. Masterjohn Ronald J. Masterjohn, 81, Shell Lake, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m.,  Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shell Lake, with Father Ed Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12,  at the church. Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.

western Railroad, but his true passion was the family farm and working the land. Whether it was tilling the soil, logging or collecting sap for maple syrup from his wooded acres, he loved to be outdoors. He began farming with dairy cattle, eventually changing over to beef, before retiring in 2010. Frank loved music and was a self-taught guitar player. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He looked forward to deer season each year and annual trips to Canada with his family and friends. He found great thrill at sitting around the table “schooling” anyone he could at a round of Cribbage or card games of any kind. A devoted Christian, Frank was very active with the Spooner Baptist Church, as well as the prison ministry program. The values he instilled in his children through hard work and commitment have proven to be invaluable. He will certainly be missed.

Visitation will be held at the Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4-7 p.m. and also at the Spooner Baptist Church on Friday from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held at Spooner Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. The funeral will be followed by lunch and a celebration of Frank’s life at the church. Interment will follow at the Anah Cemetery, where casket bearers will be his nephews, Mike Anderson (honorary), Pat Anderson, Larry Campbell, David Campbell, Kurt Rouse, Peter Pokorny, Charlie Stubfors, Tom Stubfors, grand-nephew Travis Anderson; and brothers-in-law, Michael Ray, Kenneth Rouse, Don Esser, Art Stubfors, Bill Maas and Gale Pokorny (honorary). The Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home, Spooner, was entrusted with arrangements.

Academic news

MENOMONIE — Scholarships valued at more than plore the history, culture, literature and sociology of Ire$680,000 were awarded to 360 University of Wiscon- land. While students are exposed to Gaelic as a living sin - Stout students this year through the Stout Uni- language, courses are taught in English. The focus is on versity Foundation. Jacob Bell, Spooner, majoring in a structured curriculum, leaving room for the exploramanufacturing engineer, was awarded the Fulton and tion of unique opportunities presented by the intellectual Edna Holtby Endowed Scholarship. — from TheLink and cultural resources of Ireland. Located near Spiddal, ••• a rural village outside of Galway, students are housed in SPIDDAL, IRELAND — Ellen Reidt, daughter of cottages at the Park Lodge, Brenda and Jim Reidt, Shell Lake, is studying in Ireland- a family-run institution. (Nov. 18, 25) Galway during fall semester 2015 through the Center — from Saint Benedict STATE OF WISCONSIN for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict ••• CIRCUIT COURT in St. Joseph, Minn., and BARRON COUNTY Saint John’s University in IN THE INTEREST OF: NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE, Collegeville, Minn. Reidt A.V.M. JUDICIAL AND COUNTY SUPERVISOR ELECTION is a junior nursing and D/O/B: November 14, 2006 APRIL 5, 2016 elementary education SUMMONS PUBLICATION major at CSB. The Galway STATE OF WISCONSIN } File No. 15TP12 } program gives students COUNTY OF WASHBURN } C.A. Minor an opportunity to ex-

“The Last Revel” to perform at The Potter’s Shed


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages, wards and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, there will be held a Presidential Preference Vote to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages, wards and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the following officers are to be elected:


ONE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, for the term of ten years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 31, 2016. Rebecca Bradley ONE COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE, for the term of six years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 31, 2016: District III Thomas Hruz


The Last Revel will be in concert Saturday, Nov. 21, at The Potter’s Shed. — Photo submitted SHELL LAKE — The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake will present a live concert Saturday, Nov. 21, with the nationally acclaimed band, The Last Revel, who will bring their front-porch Americana to the cafe stage at 7 p.m.  Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded threepart harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul-stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform and entertain. The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to move to every tune. The Last Revel honed their style at a weekly open mic night at a dive bar in southern Minnesota. Their performance spread by word of mouth until the bar was at maximum capacity every Thursday. When the dance

floor was full, folks danced on tables. The Last Revel strives for such wild performances at every show. The Last Revel received great response from press and fans alike from their debut full-length release titled “Uprooted” in February of 2014. The Last Revel’s momentum continues to grow, and the band is poised to take their sound to anywhere that welcomes their own brand of lyricdriven, foot-moving folk music.  The concert begins at  7 p.m.,  but the venue opens at 6 p.m. for pizza, desserts and drinks. Tickets are available at the Potter’s Shed Gallery, on their website or at the door. Call 715-468-4122 for more information or visit ThePottersShed. com. More information on The Last Revel can be found on their website, — from The Potter’s Shed

A COUNTY SUPERVISOR for each county supervisory district, for a term of two years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term will expire on April 16, 2016: Micheal Bobin District 1 Lester “Skip” Fiedler District 2 Steven P. Waggoner District 3 Nell Lee District 4 Thomas J. Mackie District 5 Thomas Ricci District 6 Dell Stoll District 7 Elizabeth Beth Esser District 8 J. Keith Trembath District 9 Clay Halverson District 10 David M. Wilson District 11 David R. Masterjohn District 12 Gregory L. Krantz District 13 David H. Haessig District 14 Romaine J. Quinn District 15 James M. Dohm District 16 Larry G. Ford District 17 Tony Baier District 18 Steven “Fluffy” Sather District 19 Susan Hansen District 20 Terry A. Leckel District 21 Information concerning county supervisory district boundaries may be obtained from Washburn County Clerk, Lolita Olson, 715-468-4600. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Tuesday, December 1, 2015, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Judicial officer candidates (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals) file with the Government Accountability Board. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. DONE in the City of Shell Lake, this 13th day of November, 2015. Lolita Olson, Washburn County Clerk 638247 14r WNAXLP

1492 E. Division Avenue, #7 Barron, WI 54812 135 W. Douglas Street Rice Lake, WI 54868 123 W. Messenger Street Rice Lake, WI 54868 c/o 2855 29th Ave. Birchwood, WI 54817 Because you are a parent of the child subject to this proceeding, you are hereby notified that a Termination of Parental Rights hearing has been scheduled for December 23, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., in Branch 2 of the Barron County Circuit Court, before the Hon. J. Michael Bitney, at the Barron County Justice Center located at 1420 State Hwy. 25 North, Barron, WI 54812. The parental rights of a parent or alleged parent who fails to appear may be terminated. You have the right to have an attorney present and you have the right to consent to the termination of parental rights. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may ask the State Public Defender to represent you. If the Court terminates your parental rights, a notice of intent to pursue relief from the judgment must be filed in the trial court with 30 days after judgment is entered for the right to pursue such relief to be preserved. The approximate conception date of A.V.M. is January 18, 2006, through March 19, 2006. A.V.M. was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on November 14, 2006. Dated at Barron, Wisconsin, this 12th day of November, 2015. Andrew J. Harrington Liden, Dobberfuhl & Harrington, S.C. State Bar #1061492 425 E. LaSalle Ave. Barron, WI 54812 Ph. #: 715-537-5636 The object of this action is to terminate the parental rights concerning the child A.V.M. 638230 WNAXLP



53 3rd St., Shell Lake 715-468-2734 Rev. John Sahlstrom, Rev. John Hendry Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m., Nursery Provided; Youth Group, 7th - 12th grades, Wednesdays 6 - 8 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.

St. Alban’s


Full Gospel

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.

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.;

Northwoods Baptist

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

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

Shell Lake Full Gospel


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.

Church of the Nazarene

W3114 Church Rd., Sarona Pastor Mary Strom 9 a.m. worship service, 9 a.m. Sunday school. Holy Communion: First and third Sundays and Festival Sundays.

Hwy. 253 S, Spooner Pastor David Frazer Associate Pastor David Cash 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.

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.

Trinity Lutheran


Spooner Wesleyan

Hwy. 70 W, Spooner 715-635-2768 Senior Pastor Ron Gormong; Pastor Brian Scramlin, Assistant Pastor; Pastor Patrick Cooper, Student Ministries; Pastor LeRoy Drake, Pastoral Care; Pastor Kara Vincent, Worship Arts; 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship and 9 a.m. Sunday School and ABF; 10 a.m. Third Place Cafe; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Family night, kids, youth and adult programming, nursery provided.

1790 Scribner St., Spooner Pastor Russ Leeper 715-635-3603 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 9:15 Sunday School and adult studies. Office hours: Monday Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 - noon.

(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. Sunday School/Bible class 9:15 a.m. Praise Worship 10:30 a.m.

Sarona Methodist Pastor Steve Miller Sunday Worship 9 a.m.

United Methodist

God was, is and will be. God knows us well, yet we can approach God’s throne boldly. Worship God this week in church.

Revelation 1:4b-8

Pastor Tom Kelby 106 Balsam St., Spooner 715-635-9222 cornerstonechurch Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: Bible study and prayer, 6:30 p.m.


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

od is God from beginning to end.


Cornerstone Christian

United Methodist

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran


Long Lake Lutheran Church



Lake Park Alliance

Trego Community Church

Pastor Bill Lee W5635 Park St. Trego, WI 54888, 715-635-8402 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; Youth group, 6:30 p.m.; Kids program, AWANA, ages 4 - grade 6, 6:30 p.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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

2 Samuel 23:1-7

John 18:33-37

Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)

Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 by the Consultation on Common Texts for

Sunday, November 22, 2015 Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost ew of us ever stop to think about the fact that the continents on planet Earth are actually afloat. GeF ologists have discovered that the continents continue to

change their shape and form by moving plates. Volcanoes are the Earth’s heating and air-conditioning vents that are arranged around the plates that allow them to exhale when the heat and pressure build. We live on a dynamic planet that constantly expands and contracts, moves and reshapes itself. God, our creator, did not begin something and then turn it loose to go its own way. The universe, in all of its many intricacies, reflects purpose and meaning, design and direction. If, as the geologists have proven, the earth is moving and changing and not in a fixed position, where can we find security and stake out a place where we will be safe from all of the turbulence of life? Scripture always has the answer for life’s essential questions and concerns. Psalm 46 begins with the statement that “God is our refuge, our strength and our help.” That verse is followed by another statement that gives us the assurance that “we need not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea!” In these two verses we are given God’s answer for life’s never-ending uncertainties. When we face times of insecurity and instability “we do not need to fear” because our God who created it all is in all and working out his plan for our lives. The essential fact, however, is that we must have faith and hope. We must have unquestioning faith in our God who created and now sustains the universe, and everything and everyone in it and on it, and hope in him who does all things well.

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Marian Furchtenicht

Folks are enjoying this beautiful mild weather here and getting ready for the gun deer hunt coming up on Saturday. Mavis Schlapper is expecting her son Dean, from Austin, Texas, and her son Wayne, from Stevens Point, for the first weekend of the hunt. She said she was having the rest of the family in on Saturday night for an early Thanksgiving dinner together. Al and Jolene Loew’s daughters and husbands and kids came for their mom’s birthday last weekend, which were Sue and David Halama, Kaitlyn and Andrew and his friend from Menomonie, and Tami and Ray Clarke, Michael and Christina, Villa Park, Ill. They played board games, had a slumber party and food along with a special cake. Belated wishes, Jolene. Virginia Stodola is happy to be home after the threeweek stay in the hospital in October. Dave and Cathy and Jack have been taking turns staying with her. Bob Mallard, Chetek, was at his cabin on Round Lake getting ready for hunting during the week and had stopped and visited the Anton Freys. Jeff Johnston went pheasant hunting in the Dakotas. Jan had supper at her folks on Sunday night. Reports are Anton Frey’s sister, Irene Glessing, had a

really nice 100th birthday party at the Catholic church in Shell Lake on Saturday afternoon with lots of family and many friends there to help her celebrate. Irene is doing well and is a happy person. Keep healthy and happy now. God’s blessings to you, Irene. Sue Krantz spent the past week in Madison for work. Their family is getting ready for the hunt, too. My daughter, Mary Marschall, brought me home from the Shell Lake swing bed unit on Tuesday. Daughter Cindy Wilkans, Fox River Grove, Ill., came to be with me from Tuesday until Sunday. That was so nice. She is a very ambitious, organized daughter who got a lot done. All my kids have been in and out, fixing a ramp, putting in a higher stool and doing stuff. I’m sure not lacking. Bonnie Helmer stayed with me overnight on Sunday Since I got home, I’ve had lots of company. My sister Verna Clyde, from Inver Grove Heights, Minn., visited her along with her daughter, Karen. Richard Olson from Mackey Valley came one day. Others here were the Loews, Janet Zimmerman, Mavis Schlapper, Tami Dennis, Elaine Ryan, also grandson Duane Swanson and fiancée and Cacey and her daughter Kayla, Menomonie. Reports are the Sarona Methodist Church’s Meal in a

Peel turned out really nice with over 150 attending. Sympathy to my cousin’s wife, Carol Anderson, and family, Anah, in the recent death of Frankie Anderson, whose funeral will be Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., at the Spooner Baptist Church with visitation one hour before. Famous Dave’s opened a place in Rice Lake recently so now it’s closer to go and enjoy those BBQ ribs. It’s right across the highway from Gordy’s grocery store. Good luck deer hunters. Happy birthday to Jan Witte, Clarice Simmons, Marlo Fields, Sue Thornburg, Andrea Campbell, Bradley Doll, Eric Bedner, Nov. 19; Joshua Paulson, Carlie Rae Twining, Nov. 20; Brenda Lang, Travis Zaloudek, Mark Cusick, Nov. 21; Paul Dan King, Germaine Paulson, Nov. 22; Amy Bolterman Farrington, Gwen Nielsen, Rudene Kruger, Nov. 23; Darcy Klopp, Greg Lyga, Barb Anderson, Luke Riewestahl, Nov. 24; and Janet Haugh, Sally Dahlstrom, Bridgett Lee, Tanya Sigmund, Mike Linton Jr., Joshua Riewestahl, Nov. 25. Have a happy one. Bob and Rudene Kruger’s 56th anniversary is Nov. 21. Do have a happy one. Early news deadline so let me know your news by Friday, Nov. 20, because of Thanksgiving.

Spooner FFA attends LAVA workshop BALSAM LAKE — After having some fun with fellow FFA members from across the northwestern part of the state at the FFA Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Amery FFA on Thursday, Nov. 5, the Spooner FFA participated in the final leadership workshop of the fall season. Susan Anderson, Blake Bartle, Sydni Christman, Kayla Ferguson, Brittany Lester, Olivia Macknick, Brandi Predni, Jackie Rosenbush, Mariah Skogstad and Abby Zehm of the Spooner FFA Chapter attended the LAVA Workshop Saturday, Nov. 7, at Unity High School. The workshop helps FFA members discover opportunities in the FFA organization and gain valuable food resources and supervised agricultural experience program knowledge. The LAVA workshop is designed to inform FFA members about the organization and motivate them to participate in its many activities. The Unity FFA chapter conducted the workshop. The workshop was focused on

utilizing local food resources and developing SAE programs. Students started their workshop by harvesting and preparing a part of their lunch from the school garden. The focus then turned to FFA opportunities, and students were encouraged to set goals for their FFA involvement, particularly their SAE program. They were also encouraged to network with other FFA members from around the state who can help them reach those goals. Following lunch, students had an opportunity to complete a glass-etching project based on their current SAE program. Not only does this workshop help students understand a little more about the FFA organization and all of its opportunities, but also helps them develop skills in meeting people, working with others and setting goals with a plan of action. — from Spooner FFA

Spooner FFA members, under the guidance of Unity FFA adviser Jeanne Alling, harvest kale to be made into kale chips for lunch. — Photos submitted

Spooner FFA members had the opportunity to complete a glass-etching project based on their current SAE program.


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FFA members participating, including state FFA secretary Maddi Colbeth, share their glass-etching projects.


Washburn County is seeking applicants for the PT 20-hour/week Disability Benefit Specialist with the ADRC-Spooner Office. This position provides adults (age 18-59) with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or mental illness with information and assistance to obtain or retain public or private benefits for which they are eligible. Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Human Services or related field and at least two years of relevant professional work experience preferred. Must possess knowledge of Medical Assistance, Social Security Disability Income, SSI, Medicare, private health and disability insurance and prescription drug assistance. Starting salary range is $19.16-$21.30/hr D.O.Q., plus excellent benefits. Download an employment application from the County website at or contact the Washburn County Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871 (Ph. 715-468-4624, fax 715-468-4628). Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, 637902 13-14r November 27, 2015. EOE.



Washburn County is seeking applicants for the Social Worker position in the Family Services Unit with the Department of Health and Human Services. This position provides services to families experiencing problems with child abuse and neglect, delinquency, parent-child conflict, alcohol and/or drug abuse, mental health and developmental disabilities. Considerable independent judgment and discretion are required in dealing families, providers and community agencies. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work OR Bachelor’s degree in related field plus three (3) years’ paid fulltime experience in a social work position. Must possess and maintain State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification and valid WI driver’s license. Salary range is $23.46 - $26.08/hr. plus excellent benefits. For an application, contact the Washburn County Personnel Department at P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI 54871, Ph. 715-4684624, Fax 715-468-4628, email, or download an application from our county website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015. EOE. 638227 14-15r



Judy Pieper

The Scandinavian smorgasbord, hosted by Oak View Adult Family Home Saturday, Nov. 14, was a huge success. We started serving at about 4 p.m., and were busy keeping the serving dishes full until about 7 p.m. We had so many guests that we had to send people out to buy more ham and veggies. Whew! It was absolutely great. We are already making plans for next year’s dinner. We’ll buy more groceries next year and, hopefully, have so many people that we’ll run out again. All the money taken in at the smorgasbord will go to Oak View’s activity fund. It will be used for our Valentine’s Day party, Halloween party, movies, bowling, and trips to places such as Wilderness Walk, the aquarium in Duluth, etc. Gratitude is extended to everyone who came to enjoy the food and conversation, and who gave us such nice compliments. You have no idea how much we appreciated it. I would like to acknowledge everyone who helped with the baking, cooking and serving. Anitia Lehmann came over to our house on Friday morning and helped make lefse. She also helped all afternoon and evening on Saturday at the community center. Cheryl Jaastad came and helped in the kitchen all afternoon and most of the evening. No matter how many times I told her to sit down and take a break, she just kept working. I think we can start calling her the Energizer Bunny. Jessi Stouffer and her friend, Danielle, were on the run

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all evening cleaning tables, pouring water and coffee, filling serving dishes, and doing anything else that we asked them to. Jessi’s friends, Amy and Adam, came later to help with cleanup. Sharai Hefty worked all day at the Red Brick, and then came and worked all night in the kitchen with us. That was way above and beyond the call of duty. Lynn, Garett and Kandice and little baby Kane Thon were there, working in the kitchen, serving food and drinks, and taking care of the craft/bake sale table. Actually, Kane was just cute. He was our PR guy. Duane was our official fruit soup server. He also helped a lot with cleanup. And, we had one more woman helping in the kitchen who asked me not to put her name in the paper. She is an expert in kitchen organization and cooking, and I’m sure we drove her completely insane because we are pretty inept, but she stayed and helped all evening and we really appreciated it. Sue Meier came all the way up from Monroe for the weekend just to help out at the smorgasbord. She and Lynn Thon stood over a hot krumkake iron for about three hours on Friday evening making the cookies. Then, on Saturday, she worked along with the rest of us all day getting ready and then into the evening serving food and cleaning up. On Sunday, after church, we went to Hilltop for breakfast, rested and relaxed, and then went to Bistro 63 for supper. It wasn’t exactly a relaxing

Mary Nilssen

Enjoy this weather while you can because the winter weather is right around the corner! A hunters chili feed will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Lions hall. This event is put on by the Stone Lake Scholarship Fund with proceeds going to provide scholarship support to local individuals. Marie’s Hideaway in Stone Lake will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal this year. Frank encourages anyone that will be alone over Thanksgiving to stop in and have an enjoyable meal along with excellent camaraderie. This meal will begin serving at noon and go until it’s gone. Donations will be greatly appreciated, but not necessary. Northwest Wisconsin Realty is sponsoring a toy drive at their office at the corner of Main Street and Hwy. 70 in Stone Lake. Please drop off a new toy by Wednesday, Dec. 23, and they’ll donate $2 to the Stone Lake Feed A Family program. The toys will be distributed through local charities where they’re most needed. For information call Teri from Northwest Wisconsin Realty at 715-558-1456. The Stone Lake Wesleyan Church is ac-

cepting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves and mittens for the secondannual coat drive. They are currently in need of children’s items for all sizes and both genders. For more information, contact the church at 715-865-2881. The Stone Lake Lions Children’s Christmas Party is schedule for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lions hall. Cedar branches are needed for this Christmas party. If you have any that you would like to donate, please call Christine Maestri at 715-865-5452. She is in need of 10 or 12 and will come to your home and cut them. Dave and I would like to take this time to wish each and every one of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. This time of year is great to get together with family, friends and loved ones and give thanks for the many wonderful things that have happened this past year. Take the time to sit back and reflect on every precious moment that 2015 has brought to you individually or as a family! Good luck to all of our hunters and be safe! Mary Nilssen can be reached at 715-8654008 or

Washburn County Area Humane Society This little sweetheart came in as a stray, For her it’s the best thing that happened that day. Now she is safe, she is warm and she’s fed, Plus her soft fuzzy blanket’s a comfortable bed. This gentle gray kitten with warm amber eyes, Might lead one to think that she just might be shy. However, when she is let out to have fun, Gemma seems to prefer to be the only one. She’ll growl at the others and chase them away, You’d think with the others this kitten would play. Gemma likes people, she thinks they’re the best, Holding her in your arms, that’s her request. She’d love to be home before Thanksgiving Day, If kittens said prayers that’s what Gemma would pray. Cats for adoption:  4-month-old male white/black shorthair tiger; 4-month-old medium-hair dilute tortie; 5-month-old female black/brown/white shorthair tiger;  3-year-old neutered/declawed black/brown shorthair tiger; 4-year-

old neutered fourpaw declawed black shorthair; 8-year-old neutered black shorthair; 6-month-old male gray/white shorthair tiger; 6-month-old orange male shorthair tiger; 6-month-old female Siamese mix; 6-month-old female white/black shorthair tiger; five 9-week-old kittens-black/white, orange/white, calico, 3-year-old longhair calico; 5-month-old male orange shorthair tiger; 1-year-old neutered white/gray shorthair; two 7-month-old neutered shorthair black/white tigers and a 5-1/2-monthold male black shorthair. Dogs for adoption: 4-year-old female tricolored walker hound; 3-year-old female black and tan hound; 3-year-old neutered hound/pit bull mix and a 7-year-old female yellow Lab. Also for adoption:  1-1/2-year-old brown/white male guinea pig; 8-monthold male hedgehog and an 8-year-old white/gray male chinchilla. Strays include: 4-1/2-month-old male orange shorthair found in Birchwood and a female white/black medium-hair tiger found in Sarona.

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girls’ weekend out like we usually have when she comes up, but she seemed to be enjoying herself anyway. She had some great ideas about how to organize things a little better next year, which means that she plans to come back and help then. Hmmm. Must be a glutton for punishment. Merl and Shirley came up from River Falls to join us at the smorgasbord, and Shirley brought a pan of cranberry bars for the dessert table. We were so glad to see them, but we didn’t have enough time to visit so we hope they’ll come back soon when we can sit, relax and chat. Pat Sweet sent a pan of delicious pumpkin bars for the dessert table. And, she and Doug were there for the meal that evening. Mike and Mary Jane Mohlin came up from Shakopee, Minn., to visit. While Mike and Duane relaxed and did guy things, Mary Jane helped us with the decorating and cooking. Even little Wrig Marsh got in on the action. He came to visit me on Thursday, and we made bundt cakes. He took his cake home to share with Oliver Barta and Vada Ritchie. OK, I know, enough about the smorgasbord. But it was just such a big deal for us that I can’t stop thinking about it. The hunters soup and stew supper

Heart Lake We’ve had nice weather over the weekend. The sun has been shining brightly. I think most of the birds have left for the south except the crows. We have huge crows flying around here. Are you getting a little tired of all the campaigning like I am? But, of course that’s normal before elections. Lillian Ullom went to the Catholic church for the birthday party of Irene Glessing. Congratulations Irene! Lillian’s sisters, Louise and Margaret, were up for the weekend who planned to stay for the chicken dinner at Salem Church on Tuesday evening. It is always very good. There were also craft items for sale. Talking with Peder Pederson, he had talked to his oldest sister, Hazel Whittler, in Tampa, Fla., and is doing really well at 98 years. Her youngest son, Harlen, is living with her and doing all the housework and cooking. Of course, he gets his golfing in, too. We’re thinking of you, Hazel.

Dewey-LaFollette Mary Dunn, Marlene Swearingen, Lorri McQuade, Nina Hines, Lida Nordquist, and Diana and Karen Mangelsen were guests of Donna Hines on Tuesday. They spent the afternoon visiting and playing cards. Pam and Dave Dunn, and Karen and Hank Mangelsen were supper guests of Terecia and Dennis Zwart on Tuesday.  All enjoyed the wonderful food and good fellowship. Byron Baker was presented with a Quilt of Valor on Wednesday, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day program at the Spooner High School.  The quilt came from the Quilt of Valor Foundation and was given to Byron to honor him for his military service.  Mary Dunn, Dave Dunn and Janice Fenniman attended the program, also. Hank and Karen Mangelsen were among a large number of people who attended the Veterans Day program at the Siren School on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  Several veterans, who had been specifically invited by family members from the Siren School, were introduced individually and honored for their military service.  Hank was the guest of granddaughter Grace Mangelsen.

hosted by Barronett Civic Club members Friday evening, Nov. 13, was a big success, too. The food was delicious and the desserts were to die for. Kari Nesseth-Klein was the lucky raffle ticket holder. She won the rifle. Congratulations, Kari. Sharai Hefty made out like a bandit on the meat raffles. She bought five tickets and won three times. She also won a basket of wine on the wheel of fortune raffle. Everyone had a great time eating, visiting and laughing. I’m sure you are well aware that deer season starts Saturday, Nov. 21. Duane and I are not hunters, but we’ll have a big batch of chili cooking for our friends and relatives who would like to stop by and warm up between drives. We hope that everyone has a successful and safe hunting season. Be careful — it’s a forest out there. I bet the hunters are the only ones who do not like this beautiful weather we’ve been having. Maybe we’ll get a little cold weather and snow before the weekend. I guess that’s about all I know from Barronett this week. Thanks again to everyone for coming to our dinner last Saturday. Our guys and ladies are really going to enjoy the outings. See you next time.

Helen V. Pederson Nick and Aaron Pederson visited Jeff and Brent and Nicole over the weekend. Avis Paulson and her daughter, Sharon, spent the weekend with sister Arlys Santiago. We had a birthday party here for Beverly Pierce on Nov. 13 with cake and ice cream. Her daughter and granddaughters and one great-grandson helped her to celebrate. Birthday greetings, Beverly. Birthday greetings to Ruby Erickson of Spooner who will be celebrating her 92nd birthday on Nov. 19. Live it up Ruby! Ruby and I went to grade school together in Timberland for five years. What good times we had. Monday night, residents ordered food from The China House in Spooner and our activity lady, Amanda, delivered it to us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the city of Paris for the terrible shootings going on there. God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee.

Karen Mangelsen Lawrence and Nina Hines took Gerry and Donna Hines out for supper Wednesday to celebrate Gerry’s birthday.  Donna Hines visited Lida Nordquist in Siren on Thursday. Kris Fjelstad went to the Elks Club in Rice Lake on Friday.  She attended a veterans supper and program there. Judy Leonard and Karen Mangelsen went to Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Church in Spooner on Saturday evening.  They attended a special program titled, “A Mother Remembers.” The show was presented by the ladies of the church, and reflected on what may have been Mary’s memories during the life and death of Jesus. Lakeview UM Church held a brunch and auction after their service Sunday.  The proceeds from the freewill offering for the meal and the income from the auction will be donated to the United Methodist No More Malaria project.  The amount raised  Sunday  was over $1,800, bringing the total of all recent fundraising for this program to $2,278!  The church appreciates all who donated auction items, baked goods and money.   

Senior lunch menu Monday, Nov. 23: Tuscan baked chicken, cheesy hash browns, roasted asparagus, fruited gelatin. Tuesday, Nov. 24: Hearty beef stew over homemade biscuit, tossed salad with dressing, vanilla ice cream. Wednesday, Nov. 25: Roasted turkey dinner, creamy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin torte. Thursday Nov. 26: No meals. Thanksgiving. Friday, Nov. 27: No meals served.

Meal reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, call your senior center to confirm. Menu subject to change. All meals served with bread, butter, coffee, milk and water.

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Pauline Lawrence

It’s countdown week. Yes, it’s only five more days until deer season starts. And you can bet those hunters are hot to trot with that deer fever. I know in Burnett County only bucks can be shot. No does this year. I certainly don’t see any deer around my place. It seems everyone says the same thing, “no deer!” I just hope the DNR wakes up soon and gives the farmers and others more tags for those bears we have around. I was told that a fellow was going to his stand to bow hunt and almost stepped on a bear. This guy had his dog along. Uff-da. A very happy birthday to Scott Hotchkiss on his birthday Nov. 19 and also to Liam Kaiser. A big happy birthday to Ruby Erickson on her birthday Nov. 19. All have a wonderful day. Nov. 20, a very happy birthday to Rachel Jensen as she enjoys that birthday. Have a wonderful day, Rachel. Phyllis Rath, a very happy birthday to you on Nov. 21. Have a happy day, Phyllis. Nov. 22, a very happy birthday to Debbie Quam, Everett Lindstrom, Frank Taylor and Hailey Stariha, daughter of Justin and Katie Stariha. Have a wonderful day. Bennie LaVeau, a very happy birthday to you on Nov. 23, when you turn another year older and have many more. Happy birthday to Desiree Hartwig, Faith Petersen, Ron Atkinson and Kelly Dahlstrom on Nov. 24. All have a great day. At the Jim Atkinsons’ was Noel Beaufeaux who was hunting. Haven’t heard if Noel connected yet. Monday found Diane Hulleman at Terraceview making apple bread. This week they will once again make apple bread and orange cranberry bread. This will be used by the Terraceview residents at a fundraiser. Tuesday Diane worked at Shell Lake Schools and in the evening she volunteered at Lakeview Medical Center. Friday, Ginny Schnell and her grandson, Jackson, were out to Diane’s and had lunch with her. Sunday, Mike and Nancy Murray, Rice Lake, were at Diane’s and enjoyed a great visit and a wonderful dinner Diane had made. Ann Johnson has been feeding the deer. Yes, she said she has deer coming and eating the apples off her tree. She says she canned and froze so many apples she can’t take any more. So every day Ann goes out and shakes the apple tree so the deer are fed. Maybe you should feed those deer in hunting season and keep them alive so we still have a few in Dewey Country. Chad Jensen was at Diane Hulleman’s Sunday through

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Wednesday hunting and was back for the weekend. Friday, Colleen Jensen went with some girlfriends for a girls weekend. They came home Sunday. Talking with Janie Lauterbach and Marie Quam, they tell me Noel Lauterbach spent Thursday until Sunday morning with the Quams. That little boy just loves to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s and they certainly look out for him. Understand Noel is going deer hunting and sitting with Uncle Jim. What a nice thing to do, Jim. Noel’s birthday is Dec. 21 and his pa, Rick, plans on taking Noel to the Target Center in the Twin Cities where I think they will watch racing. Noel is really into this and so is Rick. While at the Quams’, Noel went coon hunting with his uncle, Mike. I understand the coon they got was a little more than Noel could carry. Janie tells us she belongs to the Moms Club and they got together and made 46 bags of goodies for the wee ones. Ah yes, congratulations to Allysha Feeney who is now engaged to Austin. Allysha works at the Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake and is online for her college courses. Wednesday, Garry and Beth Crosby went to Darrel and Kim Crosby’s. Kim was in surgery and they went down for Darrel and Kim’s sake. On the way home they stopped and saw Chad and Ashley Crosby and family. Garry drove home in that hard rain we had and both Garry and Beth said “Amen” when they got home. Chad, Ashley, Chase, Morgan and Joyel were at the Crosbys’ and Coyours’ this weekend. I image Chad will be up for deer hunting as he’s always hunted before with the Crosby clan. Saturday night, anyone that wanted to have supper at the Crosbys’ came. Tyler Crosby started school in Madison last Monday. He also came home and was helping his dad and uncle with combining. Well if you didn’t get any apples from Smith’s Poquette Lake this last weekend, along with the goodies Lynn makes, you are out of luck. Yes, the apple orchard is now closed for the season. I imagine Lynn is saying, “Amen!” and maybe can now relax in between cleaning up the apple shop, etc. The Green Bay Packers lost again, this time by two points. They played Detroit. Such a shame, you Packers. We want to see you win every time. Please keep Sandy Atkinson in your thoughts and prayers. She has been in the hospital. Sandy is married to Jodie Atkinson and is a niece of Jim and Sandy Atkinson. Bailey Atkinson is only 2 years old. I had it in the paper that she was Jodie’s great-great-granddaughter and Jodie is her grandpa. Myrna Atkinson tells us Kurt and she are great-grandparents. It’s to get cold this week. I guess it’s time for it. We need snow for the upcoming deer season so please pray



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for snow. The hunters need it. Saturday, Nov. 14, Ruby’s Pantry came to Spooner. I worked at it, getting things out on tables and giving away food as people came through the lines. Anyone that’s hungry can get this food with no restrictions. I guess I worked about 3-1/2 hours and it was kind of fun to talk to another person besides my two pups and my cat. People coming through always said, “thank you,” which was really nice. The coyotes are a-howling across on Duane Johnson’s. They make a yellow stripe down my back. It’s time for hunters to take a pile of these out. Wasn’t that terrible in Paris? Yes, I think they had 129 dead and 352 injured. I’m sure the people of France are kind of numb from this attack. I just hope all the countries go together and bomb Isis. They’re certainly not anything anybody would like to live by. Scatter sunshine! Have a great week.

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Mayor Sally Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present were Edlin, Shelton, Jenderny, Andrews, Schultz, Harrington and Burns. McCumber was absent. Also present were Alan Harvey, Dave Wilson, Danielle Danford, Mitch Brown, Mike Ring, Rob Anderson, Linda Anderson, Ryan Falch and Andy Eiche. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Schultz moved, seconded by Shelton, to approve the minutes, as amended, from the Regular City Council meeting held on September 14, 2015. Motion carried. Public Comment: None Schultz moved, seconded by Andrews, to move the Plan Commission agenda forward. The motion carried. Schultz moved, seconded by Edlin, to adopt Title 13 and Title 14 of the City Code of Ordinances as amended. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Shelton moved, seconded by Jenderny, to adopt the City of Shell Lake Code of Ordinances. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Alan Harvey thanked the City Council and the Mayor for their support in creating what he considers to be a very thorough Code of Ordinances. Thanks was also given to the City Administrator for his contributions to the process. Brown presented the Public Works Director report. Peterson presented the Zoning Administrator report. Library Board meeting minutes were reviewed. Wilson presented the Police Chief report. Wilson also presented material he had complied illustrating the impact methamphetamines have had on the community of Shell Lake and Washburn County as a whole. Peterson presented the minutes from the Lake Protection Advisory committee. Edlin moved, seconded by Schultz, to approve the purchase of buoys and placement by the City. Harrington asked which buoys actually have a DNR permit in place at this time. Eiche informed the council that there is one permit for the hazard near Bosch. Harrington asked if this would be a one-time placement. Brown was not sure. Brown voiced concern over the City taking on responsibility for all hazards on the lake if the City starts maintaining hazard buoys. Mike Ring asked the council if they would consider tabling this issue until the Advisory committee can research the matter further. Andrews moved, seconded by Harrington, to table the motion until further notice. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. The Lake Protection Advisory committee presented a resolution to urge the repeal of Act 55. Harrington moved, seconded by Andrews, to approve the Resolution to Urge the Repeal of Act 55. Roll call vote was taken: Andrews - Yes, Shelton -Yes, Edlin - Yes, Schultz - Yes, Harrington - Yes, Burns - Yes, Jenderny - Yes. Motion carried unanimously. Mike Ring mentioned discussions with the City Administrator regarding boat inspections, and informed the council that they were only asking the council to consider the topic at this time. PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION: Schultz presented the minutes. FINANCE: Edlin presented the minutes. Shelton moved, seconded by Andrews, to approve two Temporary Class “B” Retailer’s Licenses for the Theatre in the Woods, and one for the Chamber of Commerce. Motion carried. Andrews moved, seconded by Jenderny, to approve vouchers 2945-3088. Motion carried. Budget Status Report was presented. PARKS AND RECREATION: Harrington presented the minutes. Edlin moved, seconded by Burns, to approve the use of contingency funds to repair the City campground bathrooms HVAC system in the amount of $3,226.00. The motion carried. Mayor Peterson announced the appointment of Brad Pederson to the Shell Lake Plan Commission to replace the recent vacancy created by Mitch Fox’s resignation. Harrington moved, seconded by Shelton, to approve the appointment. Upon unanimous vote, the motion carried. Mayor Peterson thanked the City Council for all of the work they do, and reminded them to attend upcoming meetings during the City’s budget season. Burns moved, seconded by Jenderny, to adjourn at 8:08 p.m. The motion carried. Sally Peterson, Mayor Andrew Eiche, City Administrator 638043 14r WNAXLP



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Robert S. Stoner, Sarona, operating motor vehicle without proof of insurance, $10.00. Sherry L. Sutton, Gordon, speeding, $200.50. Andrey L.S. Todd, Trego, operating with restricted controlled substance, $937.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment; speeding, $175.30. Lynn D. Toler, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50; failure to keep vehicle under control, $213.10. Rodney W. Tucker, Spooner, operating without valid license, $200.50. Joshua E. Wallace, Spooner, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50. Monte G. Yates, Gold Mill, Ore., operating motorcycle without valid license, $200.50; operating with restricted controlled substance, $887.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Kelly J. Young, Bruce, speeding, $208.50. Christopher D. Zanoni, Machesney Park, Ill., speeding, $271.50. Andrea M. Arcand, Siren, possess drug paraphernalia, $243.00, probation, sent. withheld. Kevin K. Hacker, Spooner, OWI, $1,555.00, local jail, license revoked 12 months, ignition interlock. James P. Long, Hayward, disorderly conduct, $243.00, local jail, costs. John N. Lulich, Rice Lake, operating while revoked, $200.50. Jerid D. Putzke, Spooner, disorderly conduct, $125.00. Hunter S. Alitz, Whitehall, speeding, $200.50. Jeffrey D. Ashmus, Burlington, speeding, $200.50.

Rachel K. Ault, Rice Lake, speeding, $225.70. Brian H. Baker, Couderay, issue worthless check(s), $601.39, restitution. Alyssa A. Baker, Springbrook, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; operating without valid license, $200.50. William R. Brunner, Brule, operating while suspended, $200.50. Dean G. Ebben, New Hope, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Cheyenne R. Englund, Shell Lake, speeding, $200.50. Melissa A. Figueroa, Superior, speeding, $213.10. Shelly O. Gosz, Wayzata, Minn., speeding, $213.10. Bradley D. Johnson, Spooner, failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign, $175.30. Holly H. Lang, Cable, speeding, $175.30. Phillip B. Lindsay, Webster, speeding, $200.50. Robert O. Ludtke, Downing, failure to yield right of way from stop sign, $175.50. John A. Mahlum, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Dawn M. McClain, Birchwood, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30. Patrick M. McDonough, Hudson, speeding, $200.50. Jade D. Merrill, Webster, speeding, $263.50. Johnny D. Moore, Rice Lake, operating with restricted controlled substance, $937.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment. Timothy A. Palm, Forest Lake, Minn., hit-and-run unattended vehicle, $263.50. Jodi J. Pilgrim, Madison, speeding, $200.50.

Joan M. Rainville, Stone Lake, speeding, $213.10. Dereck S. Richardson, Spooner, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, $200.50; hitand-run unattended vehicle, $263.50. Ben L. Richter, Victoria, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Manuel A. Rodriguez, New Brighton, Minn., speeding, $225.70. Dena L. Scalzo, Dresser, OWI, $937.50, license revoked 6 months, alcohol assessment; operating while suspended, $200.50. John J. Schlies, Superior, operating while suspended, $200.50. David A. Shabaiash, Webster, nonregistration of vehicle, $175.30; operating while suspended, $200.50. Cody A. Stapleton, Shady Spring, W.Va., speeding, $200.50. Heidi S. Steines, Shell Lake, inattentive driving, $187.90. Rachel R. Stone, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Linda M. Strauss, Lakeville, Minn., speeding, $200.50. Shawn T. Trainor, Gordon, speeding, $175.30. Rodney W. Tucker, Spooner, operating without valid license because of expiration, $162.70. Amber R. Vangilder, Rice Lake, speeding, $175.30. Charles E. Williams, West Allis, speeding, $225.70. Charles M. Willis, Spooner, speeding, $200.50. Delayna K. York, Shell Lake, speeding, $175.30. Stephanie R. Zugschwert, Chicago, Ill., speeding, $200.50.


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Call Meeting to Order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair Sather. Moment of Silent Meditation and Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Supvr. Mackie. Notice of Meeting was read by County Clerk Olson. Roll Call was done by County Clerk Olson. Present: 18, Absent/Excused: 3 (Lee, Halverson and Leckel); Youth Present: 2. (Leckel arrived at 9:04, Halverson arrived at 9:24.) 5. Approval of Agenda on motion by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler; MC. 6. Approval of October 20, 2015, County Board Proceedings on motion by Wilson, seconded by Esser; MC. 7. Concerned Citizens - Roy Hendricks, Springbrook, spoke in opposition to reduction in supervisory districts. 8. Youth Government Day Introduction - postponed until later in the meeting. 9. Resolution 82-15 for 2015 Tax Levy and 2016 Budget - (Leckel arrived at 9:04). Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. Discussed money designated for Wellness Fund; $10,000 added to coroner funds from contingency; levy limit does not change. Coroner has been asked to report to Finance quarterly. Supvr. Mackie thanked department heads and staff for excellent work they did with the budget. Roll Vote: Yes (19), No (0); Youth: Yes (2). MC. 10. Consent Agenda Resolutions: Motion to approve by Wilson, seconded by Masterjohn. Request by Ricci to pull 10B; MC on voice vote. A. Rezone Petition and Amendatory Ordinance B. Resolution 83-15 for Approval of 2016 Service Agreement with Northern Waters Library - reviewed; this is an annual agreement and does have fiscal impact. Motion to approve by Wilson, seconded by Masterjohn; MC on voice vote. C. Resolution 84-15 to Approve an Update to the Washburn County Employee Handbook - (Meal Reimbursement Policy) D. Resolution 85-15 Updating Washburn County Purchasing Policy 11. Other Resolutions and Ordinances: A. Resolution 86-15 for Specialized Transportation Services/Elderly and Handicapped - Motion to approve by Haessig, seconded by Esser. Reviewed. Roll Vote: Yes (19), No (0); Youth: Yes (2); MC. B. Resolution 87-15 - 2016 County Forest Variable Share Payments - Motion to approve by Fiedler, seconded by Dohm. Roll Vote: Yes (19), No (0); Youth: Yes (2). MC. C. Resolution 88-15 - 2016 County Forest Work Plan - Motion to approve by Fiedler, seconded by Baier. Mike Peterson was asked to comment on any changes. (Halverson arrived at 9:24 a.m.) Roll Vote: Yes (20), No (0); Youth: Yes (2). MC. D. Resolution 89-15 - Transfer from 2015 Forestry Fund to the 2015 Capital Improvement Fund (Timber Revenue) - Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. Discussed reason for revenue going into capital. Bobin commented that excess capital is used instead of bonding for highway; county has committed 1.2 million as a steady revenue source for highway. Roll Vote: Yes (20), No (0); Youth: Yes (2). MC. E. Resolution 90-15 - Transfer from Capital Improvement Fund to Highway Fund for Purchase of New World Data Module - Motion to approve by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler. Discussed. Roll Vote: Yes (20), No (0); Youth: Yes (2); MC. YOUTH GOVERNMENT DAY - At this time the youth were welcomed by Chair Sather. Introductions were made. Current youth serving on the board also introduced themselves and gave reasons for serving and how to go about the process. Chair Sather stated that applications are available and youth can contact any county board member or school staff. Beverly Stencel mentioned that recruitment will start in January. Discussion was held regarding the program. F. Reconsideration of Resolution to Ordain Redistricting of Washburn County Board of Supervisory Districts Pursuant to §59.10(3)(cm)1., Wis. Stats - Chair Sather reviewed why the resolution is back. Motion by Baier, seconded by Sather to approve. Pros and cons of reducing board size were discussed at length. Roll Vote: Yes (10) Fiedler, Halverson, Wilson, Masterjohn, Krantz, Quinn, Dohm, Baier, Sather and Leckel; No (10), Absent/Excused (1) Lee; Youth: Yes (2); Motion ties - passage fails. 12. Committee Reports were given. Supvr. Mackie added that Washburn County has received over $500,000 as an allocation from CDBG for home improvements needs. 13. Chair Appointments: Reappoint Sandy Mackie to the NWLS Board of Trustees for a 3-year term and appointment of Dr. Katie Eichten, to 3-year term on the HHS board. MC on voice vote. 14. Citizen Comments - Question was asked as to when board meetings occur. Chair stated that the November meeting is a day meeting by statute to ratify the budget; every other April will also be a day meeting due to board reorganization. Trembath encourages this type of event (Youth Government Day) and also encourages youth or other representatives to attend county board meetings. Hansen introduced herself and Supvr. Leckel to the youth as Shell Lake district supervisors. 15. Chair Comments - Papers can be taken out December 1 to run for board; Chair Sather commented that he will not be running again for county board. He has served off and on since 1992 with six years as chair. 16. Possible Future Agenda Items. 17. Audit Per Diems - on motion by Mackie, seconded by Fiedler; MC. 18. Adjourn at 10:09 a.m. on motion by Wilson, seconded by Masterjohn. Respectfully submitted this 14th day of November, 2015 638253 14r WNAXLP Lolita Olson, County Clerk

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Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Shell Lake School District that a school board election will be held on Apr. 5, 2016, to fill the following board positions: Two members at large. An elector desiring to be a candidate for a position on the school board must file a campaign registration statement and a declaration of candidacy at the District Administrator’s Office, 271 Hwy. 63, Shell Lake, WI 54871, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mon. through Fri., mailed to address above or filed personally with the school district clerk or school district deputy clerk prior to 5 p.m., on the first Tuesday in January. Dated this 10th day of November, 2015. Linda Nielsen, District Clerk 638051 14r WNAXLP


Sealed proposals for materials and services described herein will be received until 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 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. PROPOSAL CONTRACT #13-15E Small Dump/Utility Truck Proposal forms and specifications are on file and available upon request at the Office of the Washburn County Highway Department, phone (715) 635-4480; FAX (715) 635-4485. Each Proposal must be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, bank’s draft or postal money order made payable to the Washburn County Highway Department in the amount of 5 percent (5%) of the total amount bid. Certified checks shall be drawn on the account of the bidder submitting the Proposal. Bidders wishing to submit their bid by mail may do so at their own risk. Bids received through mail by the Washburn County Highway Department later than the time set forth above will be returned unopened. The correct mailing address is Washburn County Highway Department, 1600 County Highway H, Spooner, WI 54801. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicalities and to select the bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Washburn County Highway Department. Frank Scalzo, Interim Commissioner 637934 13-14r Washburn County Highway Department WNAXLP

Notices (Nov. 11, 18, 25) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WASHBURN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Paul Carlson Amended Order Setting Deadline for Filing a Claim (Formal Administration) Case #15R40 A petition for formal administration was filed. THE COURT FINDS: 1. The decedent, with date of birth September 27, 1922, and date of death September 4, 2014, was domiciled in Douglas County, State of Minnesota, with a mailing address of Alexandria, MN. 2. All interested persons waived notice. THE COURT ORDERS: 1. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is (Date) January 26, 2016. 2. A claim must be filed at the Washburn County Courthouse, 10 4th Ave., P.O. Box 316, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Room 2C. BY THE COURT: Eugene D. Harrington 10/30/2015 Form completed by: Kathryn zumBrunnen Box 96, Spooner, WI 54801 715-635-3174 637715 Bar #1016913 WNAXLP




Shell Lake honors their veterans

Alivia Marker recites her essay, “History of Veterans Day,” at the Shell Lake Veterans Day program held Wednesday, Nov. 11. The program included a guest speaker, Larry Samson, in addition to student speakers.

The Shell Lake Honor Guard posts the colors as the Shell Lake student body and guests stand and pay respect.

Lorelei Hoy reads her essay that she wrote, “Veterans: Our Heroes.”

Photos by Larry Samson

Chaplain Carl Krantz leads a prayer for the servicemen and women and family serving our country and for the veterans who have served. Al Nauertz, standing to the right, led the program.

Badger State representative Nathaniel Wingler thanks the American Legion for sponsoring him for the Badger Boys State program. He, along with Natalie Smith and Daniel Parish, attended this past summer. The program is set up to build leadership skills for future leaders.

Shell Lake Elementary School students stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. This is something they do at the start of every school day.

Natalie Smith plays echo taps at the end of the program. Heidi Steines is at the other side of the gym creating the haunting echo effect.

Shell Lake school menu Breakfast Thursday, Nov. 19: Oatmeal with fixings or homemade sweet bread (3-12 only). Friday, Nov. 20: Laker pizza or ham and egg bar with toast (3-12). Monday, Nov. 23: No school. Tuesday, Nov. 24: No school. Wednesday, Nov. 25: No school. Thursday, Nov. 26: No school. Friday, Nov. 27: No school. Monday, Nov. 30: Bagel with cream cheese (3-12 only) or mini cinni roll. Breakfast is served with a choice of juice/fruit and milk offered daily. Every day breakfast is free to all students.

Lunch Thursday, Nov. 19: Mozzarella dippers or pizza calzone (7-12 only). Friday, Nov. 20: Homemade lasagna. Monday, Nov. 23: No school. Tuesday, Nov. 24: No school. Wednesday, Nov. 25: No school. Thursday, Nov. 26: No school. Friday, Nov. 27: No school. Monday, Nov. 30: Chicken fajita. Menus subject to change. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Washburn County second lowest alcohol-related crashes SHELL LAKE — The state of Wisconsin has released the latest alcohol-related crash data for the entire state by county. “The fact that Washburn County has the second lowest alcohol-related crashes in the state from 2011-2015, in my opinion, is a direct result of all of our law enforcement officers in this county. Our officers’ efforts to remove from the roadway those driving impaired, not only has the immediate effect for saving the life or preventing injury of the impaired but others as well,” stated Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden. Officers from the Spooner Police, Birchwood Police, Minong Police, Shell Lake Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office are well-trained in the detection of impaired drivers by alcohol or drugs. To further complement these efforts, there are two

programs offered to the offender through Washburn County’s Criminal Justice Programs, Drug Court and the Intoxicated Driver Intervention Program. “Both of these programs offer the offender early treatment for their substance abuse, and we believe these programs are having an effect on Washburn County’s crash data,” stated Dryden. Arrests and booking at the Washburn County Jail for alcohol- or drug-related OWI, not crashes were: 2010: 183 2011: 131 2012: 146 2013: 133 2014: 118 2015: 111 year to date as of May 20. — from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Brightens a gray day

These red-headed woodpeckers at a feeder in Sarona provided a spot of color on a gray day. — Photo by Charlotte Shover

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